Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Greek Word Pronunciation: EIS-odos
Strong’s Number: 1529
Goodrich/Kohlenberger Number: 1658
Key Verse: “… confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus …” -- Hebrews 10:19

Eisodos is a noun, comprised of the word eis, meaning “in” and hodos, meaning “a way.” Therefore, the basic meaning is “a way in or into, an entrance.” (The antonym to this is exodus, comprised of ek, meaning “out” and hodos.)

Paul said, in Acts 13:24, “after John had proclaimed before His coming a baptism of repentance …” (literally, “before the face of His entrance”). This points out that John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ. He went “before His face” to prepare His way, give notice of His coming, and bore testimony to Him.

In 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Paul writes, “they report about us what kind of a reception we had with you …” (KJV translates as “what manner of entering in”). Paul refers to all whom he had met or had heard of “in all places,” who said anything about the Thessalonians. He appeals to them for proof that they had not come among them as impostors. In 1 Thessalonians 2:1, Paul writes, “you know … that our coming to you was not in vain …” Paul appeals to them for proof that their entrance among them was not as impostors.

2 Peter 1:11 speaks of “… the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.” Fruitful and productive Christians will find the gates to the eternal heavenly kingdom wide open. We will experience a wonderful welcome into our true home, the eternal Kingdom of the Lord and Savior.

HEBREWS 10:19 says that believers “have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus” (literally, “for the entrance into the holy place…”) His rent body poured out the redeeming blood, and thus the veil before the holiest of all was rent open that we might enter in. For us the rent veil is the body of Christ. By means of His death, He opened the new, life-giving way. He truly is The Way (hodos) itself (John 14:6).

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