Sunday, August 22, 2004
What's in an ATI word?
What's in an ATI word? is our feature which unpacks and clarifies those difficult terms we heard so often in ATI circles.
noun, rhe-ma (ray` ma)
A rhema is neither an alcoholic drink nor a nautical term. It is an insight into Scripture in which the particular Bible verse of focus is taken out of context and interpreted inproperly in order to provide a personal application that can subsequently be used to encourage and educate others.
Rhemas are reported to have a vivid kinetic energy, such as when a verse of Scripture "leaps off the page" or "sort of speaks to my heart." While rhemas have been seen to occur in the New Testament, they usually frequent the minor prophets.