10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Philippians 3:10 -11 [emphasis mine]
THE EXPERIENCE OF FAITH
“That I may know Him” The word know which is used here is the Gk. word ginosko or gignosko (Strong’s no. 1047) meaning – “usually to know experientially” as opposed to the Gk. word eido (Strongs 1492) meaning – “to perceive with the outward senses, , particularly with physical sight”
THE EXERCISE OF FAITH
“The power of His resurrection” The word for power used here is the Gk. word Dunamis (Strong’s no. 411) “This is where we get the English word Dynamite” The Gk. word used for resurrection is (Strong’s no. 386) anastasis means “a standing on the feet again or rising as opposed to falling” with anistemi (Strong’s no. 450) it means “to rise by one’s own strength and will”
THE CHOICE OF FAITH
“The fellowship of His suffering” The word fellowship used here is the Gk. word Koinonia (Strong’s no. 2842) meaning – “fellowship with or participation in anything; a communion, fellowship, society” and the word suffering in the Gk. is (Strong’s no. 3804) pathema meaning – “suffering, affliction’ with the Gk. word pascho (Strong’s no. 3958) meaning – “In the N.T. is mostly suffering on behalf of someone”
THE COMPLETION OF FAITH
“Being made conformable unto His death” The ultimate suffering on behalf of someone.
THE GOAL OF FAITH
“If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection from the dead” The ultimate reward given for the ultimate suffering.