Confirmation Architecture? What is this?!
In the world of Architecture, there is a concept of confirmation, which proves whether the building will stand and is safe to do so before a building is built.
2Co_10:8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
Rom_15:2 Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Feminine (abstraction) of a compound of G3624 and the base of G1430; architecture, that is, (concretely) a structure; figuratively confirmation: – building, edify (-ication, -ing).
It was only just recently that I noticed the word confirmation in the greek definition of edification.
So what is edification? “Confirmation” that our building will STAND through the storm, through the flood, even through the fire possibly? And adding to that building, that which would help and taking away that which would hinder.
Another word used to assist in this use of edification, is to affirm.
Tit 3:8 Stedfast is the word; and concerning these things I counsel thee to affirm fully,that they may be thoughtful, to be leading in good works–who have believed God; these are the good and profitable things to men,
The root word of affirm is bebaio? – which is meaning to stabilitate, confirm, or stablish.
So affirming, that which will stablize and establish another’s walk in the Lord. This is what it means to edify another. Hence to BUILD UP to the word of His grace(Acts 20:32) and minister grace to the hearers(Eph 4:29).
And sent Timothy—our brother, and God’s minister in the glad-message of the Christ—that he might confirm and console you over your faith. 1Th 3:2 (Rotherham)
And every one who hears these my teachings and does not act upon them will be found to resemble a fool who builds his house upon sand. The heavy rain descends, the swollen torrents come, and the winds blow and burst upon the house, and it falls; and disastrous is the fall.” Mat 7:26,27 (Weymouth)
“God’s amazing grace also has the ability to build us up as we await our inheritance here on earth below: “The word of His grace, which is able to build you up.” This edification process involves having our spiritual roots of hunger and trust growing deep into the Lord. Christ wants our lives to undergo continual spiritual construction and transformation. He wants our character to become increasingly stabilized in the faith, as revealed in His word. “As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith” (Colossians 2:6-7).” – Bob Hoekstra