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1. (a.) Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.

2. (n.) An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins.

3. (n.) The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives.

575. apo -- from, away from
... ago (2), alike* (1), among (2), away (3), away* (1), because (9), before* (1), belonged
(1), deserting* (1), distance (1), hereafter* (1), initiative (1), left ...
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3335. metalambano -- to partake of
... 3335 (from 3326 , "change being ," and 2983 , " take or receive") -- properly,
to lay hold of with initiative which prompts "a change afterward," ie to show ...
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1438. heautou -- of himself, herself, itself
... 4), himself (91), itself (12), mind (1), none* (1), one another (13), oneself (1),
ourselves (19), own (48), own estimation (2), own initiative (3), own ...
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4355. proslambano -- to take in addition
... 4355 (from 4314 , "towards, interactively with," intensifying 2983 , "lay hold of
with initiative") -- properly, receive, with strong personal interest. ...
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1683. emautou -- of myself
... Word Origin gen. reflex. pronoun from emou and autos Definition of myself NASB Word
Usage myself (24), own (2), own initiative (6), own sake (1). me, myself. ...
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... The initiative of all action to-day on the earth is in man's hands. Some
day the initiative of governing action on the earth will ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on the crowned christ of revelation/preface.htm

Interdenominational Readjustment
... Complete control of experimentation or demonstration work is likely to destroy
or prevent initiative, which is the soul of progress. ...
/.../chapter viii interdenominational readjustment.htm

Ernest Renan.
... Then lived a superior person, who, by his bold initiative, and by the love which
he inspired, created the object, and fixed the starting-point, of the future ...
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The Divine Law of Leadership.
... The initiative of all action is with us. Of course, if you go a bit deeper in, the
initiative is with God who moves upon our hearts to make us act. ...
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Sixth Tractate. The Impassivity of the Unembodied.
... the reasoning faculty? So, the initiative faculty; is it not, itself, altered
as one varies between timidity and boldness? And the ...
/.../plotinus/the six enneads/sixth tractate the impassivity of.htm

How God Gives.
... There is a third sort, the rarest sort. This second man a stage farther on,
who takes the initiative. He ... restored. He takes the initiative. ...
// talks on prayer/how god gives.htm

On Bk. viii. Chap. 2, 4 (Note 3, Continued). The Causes of the ...
... of the report. The fact I refer to is that the initiative came from Galerius,
not from Diocletian himself. Lactantius states this ...
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The Same Jesus Here Now.
... It is of keenest help to mark that humanly the initiative of action is in our hands.
The fight is ours. ... But we take the action. The initiative is ours. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the same jesus here now.htm

The Intrepid Pioneer.
... The mantle of Garretson fell upon Black and he was again compelled to lead the forces,
and take the initiative in opening up new places and preaching at every ...
// black/iv the intrepid pioneer.htm

Moody -- what Think Ye of Christ?
... As a business man he brought to his evangelistic work exceptional tact, initiative,
and executive ability, but the main source of his power lay in his ...
/.../kleiser/the worlds great sermons volume 8/moody what think ye.htm

Initiative (11 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in
legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of ...
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Adam (29 Occurrences)
... to take care of that; but, beginning where this leaves off, the evolution of the
individual, from the first forth-putting of individual initiative and choice ...
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Injoin. Initiative, Injoin. Injunction . Noah Webster's Dictionary (vt) See
Enjoin. ... in-join'. See ENJOIN. Initiative, Injoin. Injunction . Reference Bible
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Initiate (1 Occurrence)
... ceremonies. 4. (vi) To do the first act; to perform the first rite; to
take the initiative. 5. (a.) Unpracticed; untried; new. 6 ...
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Initiated (2 Occurrences)

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Michal (18 Occurrences)
... character. She manifested her love in an age when it was almost an
unheard-of thing for a woman to take the initiative in such a matter. ...
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Consent (34 Occurrences)
... of the one who consents. He does not take the initiative, but yields to
what the principal proposes. The phrase ek sumphonou, "by ...
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Adoption (5 Occurrences)
... The motive and initiative of adoption always lay with the adoptive father, who thus
supplied his lack of natural offspring and satisfied the claims of ...
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... were supplied out of the abundance of the rich (Acts 6:1). The presence of the Agape
in the Greek church of Corinth was no doubt due to the initiative of Paul ...
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... even been advanced that the institution of this sacrament as an ordinance of the
church designed to commemorate Christ's death was due to the initiative of Paul ...
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Initiative (11 Occurrences)

Luke 12:57
Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
(See NAS)

John 5:30
I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is righteous; because I don't seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me.
(See NAS)

John 8:28
Jesus therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things.
(See NAS)

John 8:42
Therefore Jesus said to them, "If God were your father, you would love me, for I came out and have come from God. For I haven't come of myself, but he sent me.
(See NAS)

John 10:18
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father."
(See NAS)

John 11:51
Now he didn't say this of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation,
(See NAS)

John 12:49
For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
(See NAS)

John 14:10
Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.
(See NAS)

John 16:13
However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming.
(See NAS)

John 18:34
Jesus answered him, "Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?"
(See NAS)

2 Corinthians 8:17
For he indeed accepted our exhortation, but being himself very earnest, he went out to you of his own accord.
(See NIV)



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