I enjoy language and etymology and this was something I had written about 12 years ago I never intended it to go online so forgive me for the format. I completely forgot this until I happened to come across some of my old personal bible-study research papers the other day. I thought I’d share this with you. If you like words you’ll like this! 😀
It’s simply a logical compilation starting with the symbolic meaning of ΙΧΘΥΣ, or (Ichthys), then the definition and synonym of each word in the anagram, (scroll pass this if you just want to read the correlation of anagram to scripture), then how each word of the anagram correlates to various bible scripture to prove the anagram taken as a whole is the Gospel message. The last anagram word also includes the synonyms for that word. It’s quite interesting to say the least!
- Words in bold blue text are the anagram.
- Words in italics (not necessarily bold) are anagram definitions and synonyms.
- Words in underline pertain to scriptures.
- Words in red italics are bible verses.
- My words in bold black text.
- Green text from Wikipedia
“Symbolic meaning. ΙΧΘΥΣ, or also ΙΧΘΥC with lunate sigma (Ichthys) is a backronym/acrostic for “Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ”, (Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr) contemporary Koine [ie̝ˈsus kʰrisˈtos tʰeˈu (h)yˈjos soˈte̝r], which translates into English as “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour.”
Iota (i) is the first letter of Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for “Jesus”.
Chi (ch) is the first letter of Christos (Χριστός), Greek for “anointed.”
Theta (th) is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), Greek for “God’s”, the genitive case of Θεóς, Theos,” Greek for “God.”
Upsilon (y) is the first letter of (h)yios (Υἱός), Greek for “Son”.
Sigma (s) is the first letter of sōtēr (Σωτήρ), Greek for “Savior.” (from Wikipedia)
Anagram for “Jesus Christ Son of God Saviour” is: Isochronous Adjusts Forgives
Definition of each anagram word:
- Equal in duration.
- Characterized by or occurring at equal intervals of time. (Greek isochronous: isos, equal + khronos, time)
- To change so as to match or fit: cause to correspond.
- To bring into proper relationship.
- To adapt or conform, as to new conditions.
- To make accurate by regulation.
- To decide how much is to be paid on.
- To correct.
- Correspond: Agree, concur, accord, harmonize, be similar, be like
Synonyms: Adjust: v.
- Set, fix, move, regulate, change, order.
- Accustom, acclimate, accommodate, adapt, attune, reconcile, conform; fix, alter, modify, regulate.
- Adjust, adapt, alter: Imply making necessary or desirable changes, as in position, shape, or the like,
- To adjust is to make a minor change, as to move into proper position for use.
- To adapt is to make a change in character, or to make something useful in a new way.
- To alter is to change the appearance by not the use.
- To excuse for a fault or offense; pardon.
- To renounce anger or resentment against.
- To absolve from payment of. To accord forgiveness.
- Absolve: To free from blame, pardon, find not guilty, judge innocent, clear
Synonyms: Forgive: 1. Pardon, excuse, absolve, reprieve, cease to feel resentment against, make allowances for, bear with, think no more of, allow for, bury the hatchet, pocket the
The Gospel Message Hidden in the meaning of the words: Isochronous Adjusts Forgives
Isochronous – adj.
Isochronal – adj.
- Equal in duration.
- Characterized by or occurring at equal intervals of time. (Greek isochronous: isos, equal + khronos, time)
Jesus remains the same throughout eternity therefore His existence is isochronal. His eternal kingdom and His throne are based upon righteousness it remains equal in duration throughout eternity.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty,” Revelation 1:8
“But about the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.” Hebrews 1:8
Adjusts – v.
- To change so as to match or fit: cause to correspond. When we are saved from our sins we are changed from enemies of God to his dearly beloved children. Our bodies will be changed and fit for Heaven as we will have new bodies incorruptible and immortal.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! (10) For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” Romans 5:8-10
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— (52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”” I Corinthians 15:51-54
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5
- To bring into proper relationship. Those who become born again have a new relationship with God by what Jesus has done for us on the cross. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.
“All this from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; (19) that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” II Corinthians 5:18-19
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (4) For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” Ephesians 1:3-4
- To adapt or conform, as to new conditions. The whole process in walking with Jesus is so that God conforms us into the image of His Son.
“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” II Corinthians 3:18
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! II Corinthians 5:17
- To make accurate by regulation. God makes us right, perfect by the law of the Spirit under the New Covenant no longer bound by the law of sin and death. What the law was powerless to do (make a sinful man/woman righteous before God) God did by sending us His Son as a sin offering.
“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. (22) This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, (23) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (24) and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. (25) God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— (26) he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:21-26
“For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, (4) in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:3-4
“Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), (14) that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Galatians 3:13-14
- To decide how much is to be paid on. God decided long ago how much He would pay for us by giving us His only Son Jesus the Lamb of God who was slain from the foundation of the world.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (17) For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
“All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Revelation 13:8
- To correct. In Christ Jesus we are made right, justified because His righteousness was imputed to us.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:21
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:14
Forgives – v.
- To excuse for a fault or offense; pardon. God the Father forgives us only through His Son’s work on the cross.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace (8) that he lavished on us.” Ephesians 1:7-8
2. To renounce anger or resentment against. God is not angry or holding resentment towards us.
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, (5) made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5
“For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Thessalonians 5:9
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” I John 3:1
3. To absolve from payment of. To accord forgiveness. Jesus paid our debt and pardoned us, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, we have a clear conscience, we are no longer guilty
Absolve: To free from blame, pardon, find not guilty, judge innocent, clear
“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, (14) in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14
Synonyms of Forgives:
Forgive: v. 1. Pardon, excuse, absolve, reprieve, cease to feel resentment against, make allowances for, bear with, think no more of, allow for, bury the hatchet, pocket the affront, remit the penalty of, acquit, clear, exonerate, exculpate, condone, pass over, overlook, discharge, set free, release. God pardons us from our sins, he remembers our sins no more he passed over us, sets the captive free releases us from the bondage of sin and death.Jesus sets us free!
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him, as far (12) as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:11-12
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. (35) Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. (36) So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-36
“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” Romans 6:18
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
Exonerate: To consider a person clear of blame or consequences for an act even when the act is admitted. We are no longer under condemnation!
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (2) because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
“Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. (22) But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— (23) if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.” Colossians 1:21-23
If you come this far thanks for being patient reading it! I hope you are blessed by this as much as it brought me joy researching all of this and thinking about how much our Father in Heaven went to all the lengths just to reconcile us back to Him when we had absolutely no way of ever getting back to Him! Thanks Jesus you’re my awesome Saviour and Hero!