This Is Jacob The Generation Of Those Who Seek Your Face
by Sharon McClean
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Ps.24:6--THIS is JACOB, THE GENERATION of THOSE who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE. Genesis 32:27--So He said to him, “WHAT IS YOUR NAME?” And he said, “JACOB.” (28) And He said, “Your name WILL NOT BE CALLED JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED with GOD and with MEN, and have PREVAILED.” Is. 41:8--But YOU, ISRAEL, are My servant JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, the DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) YOU whom I have taken from THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said YOU are MY SERVANT, I have CHOSEN YOU and HAVE NOT CAST YOU AWAY: (10) FEAR NOT, for I am with YOU; be not dismayed, for I AM YOUR GOD. I will strengthen you, YES, I will HELP YOU, I will uphold you with My RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND. John 15:16--You DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE YOU and appointed you that you should go forth and BEAR FRUIT, and that YOUR FRUIT SHOULD REMAIN, that WHATEVER you ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME HE MAY GIVE YOU. Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: the Lord has said to Me, YOU are MY SON, today I have BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK OF ME and I WILL GIVE YOU, the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.
(I believe that ZION is found RIGHT HERE in the SECOND PS. It is a spiritual place, where WE CAN STAND upon THIS WORD and ASK GOD for the NATIONS, and the ENDS of THE EARTH for HIS POSSESSION.)
Returning to Is.41:14--Fear not, you worm JACOB, you men of ISRAEL! I WILL HELP YOU, says the Lord and your Redeemer, the Holy One of ISRAEL. (17) When the POOR and NEEDY seek WATER, and there is NONE, and their tongues fail for thirst. I, the Lord will HEAR them: I, the God of ISRAEL, will NOT FORSAKE them. (18) I will open rivers in desolate heights, and FOUNTAINS in the midst of the VALLEYS; I will make the WILDERNESS a POOL of WATER, and the dry land SPRINGS of WATER. (27) The FIRST TIME I said to ZION, look, there they are! And I will give to JERUSALEM ONE WHO BRINGS GOOD TIDINGS. (28) For I looked, and there was NO MAN, I looked among them, but there was NO COUNSELOR, who when I asked of them could answer a word.
Is.59:14--JUSTICE is turned back, and RIGHTEOUSNESS stands afar off. For TRUTH is FALLEN in the street, and EQUITY cannot enter. (15) So TRUTH FAILS, and he who departs from EVIL makes himself a prey. THEN THE LORD SAW IT, and IT DISPLEASED HIM that there was NO JUSTICE. (16) He saw that there was NO MAN, and wondered that there was NO INTERCESSOR: therefore HIS OWN ARM BROUGHT SALVATION for HIM; and His OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS, it SUSTAINED HIM. (7) For He put on RIGHTEOUSNESS as a BREASTPLATE, and a HELMET of SALVATION on HIS HEAD, He put on the GARMENTS OF VENGEANCE for clothing. And was clad with ZEAL as a cloak. Is.63:4--For the DAY OF VENGEANCE is in My heart, and the year of My REDEEMED has come. (Ps.74:2--Remember YOUR CONGREGATION, which you have PURCHASED of old, THE TRIBE OF YOUR INHERITANCE, which You have REDEEMED--This MOUNT ZION where You have DWELT.) Returning to Is.63:5--I looked, but there was NO ONE TO HELP, and I wondered that there was NO ONE to UPHOLD: Therefore MY OWN ARM brought SALVATION FOR ME; and MY OWN FURY, it SUSTAINED Me.
Is.34:8--For IT IS THE DAY OF THE LORD’S VENGEANCE. THE YEAR OF RECOMPENSE FOR THE CAUSE OF ZION.
Ps.110:139--My ZEAL has consumed me, because my enemies have FORGOTTEN YOUR WORDS, (140) YOUR WORD is VERY PURE; Therefore Your servant LOVES IT. (141) I am small and despised, yet I DO NOT FORGET YOUR PRECEPTS. (142) YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS is an EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, and YOUR LAW is TRUTH. (142) I REJOICE AT YOUR WORD AS ONE WHO FINDS GREAT TREASURE. Zech.8:2--Again THE WORD OF THE LORD OF HOSTS came, saying, (2) Thus says the Lord of hosts: I AM ZEALOUS FOR ZION with great ZEAL; with great fervor I AM ZEALOUS FOR HER. (3) Thus says the Lord: I WILL RETURN TO ZION, and dwell in the midst of JERUSLAEM. JERSALEM SHALL BE CALLED THE CITY OF TRUTH, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.
Zech.3:1--Then he showed me JOSHUA the HIGH PRIEST, standing before the Angel of the Lord, and SATAN standing at his RIGHT HAND to OPPOSE him. (2) And the Lord said to SATAN, “THE LORD REBUKE YOU SATAN! The Lord who has CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE YOU! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire? Ps.135:21--BLESSED be THE LORD out of ZION who DWELLS in JERUSALEM. Ps.128:5--The Lord bless you out of ZION, and may you see THE GOOD OF JERUSALEM all the days of your life. (6) Yes, MAY YOU SEE YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. Ps.132:13--For the Lord has CHOSEN ZION: He has DESIRED it for HIS HABITATION: (14) THIS is MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER; HERE I WILL DWELL, FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT. (Pro.13:12--HOPE deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE COMES, it is a TREE OF LIFE.)
Is.61:1--The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because he has ANOINTED Me to PREACH GOOD TIDINGS to the POOR; he has SENT Me to HEAL the BROKENHEARTED, to PROCLAIM LIBERTY to the CAPTIVES, and the opening of THE PRISON to those who are BOUND; (2) To proclaim the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD, and THE DAY OF VENGEANCE of OUR GOD; to COMFORT those who MOURN; (3) To console those who MOURN in ZION; (2 Corin.6:1--We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. (2) For He says “In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD you and in the day of SALVATION I have HELPED YOU.”) (Is.49:8--Thus says the Lord: “In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD You, and in the day of SALVATION I have HELPED You; I will PRESERVE You and GIVE YOU as a COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH. (looking back at verse 6--Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant TO RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, and to RESTORE the preserved ones of ISRAEL; I will also GIVE YOU as a LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)
Returning to Is.61:3--to give them BEAUTY for ASHES, the OIL of JOY, for MOURNING. The GARMENT of PRAISE for the SPIRIT of HEAVINESS; that they may be called TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the PLANTING of THE LORD, that HE MAY BE GLORIFIED. (4) And they shall REBUILD the OLD RUINS, they shall raise up THE FORMER DESOLATIONS, and they shall REPAIR the RUINED CITIES, the DESOLATIONS of many generations.(6) But you shall be named THE PRIESTS of the LORD, men shall call you the Servants of our God. (1Peter 2:9--But you are a CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, that you may PROCLAIM HIM WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS. (Amos 5”20--Is NOT THE DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? Is it NOT VERY DARK, WITH NO BRIGHTNESS in IT.?) Returning to Is. 61:6--You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you shall boast. (7) INSTEAD of SHAME you shall have DOUBLE HONOR, and instead of CONFUSION, they shall rejoice in THEIR PORTION. Therefore in their land (promise land?) they shall possess DOUBLE; EVERLASTING JOY WILL BE THEIRS.
Deut.32:9-- For THE LORD’S PORTION is HIS PEOPLE; JACOB is the place of HIS INHERITANCE. (10) He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He ENCIRCLED him, He INSTRUCTED him, HE KEPT HIM AS THE APPLE OF HIS EYE, (11) As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, SO THE LORD ALONE LED HIM, and there was no foreign god with him. Zech.2:7--Up ZION! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon. (8) For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent me after GLORY to THE NATIONS which plunder you; for he WHO TOUCHES YOU TOUCHES THE APPLE OF HIS EYE. (9) For surely I will shake My hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me. (10) Sing and rejoice, O DAUGHTER of ZION! For behold, I AM COMING and I WILL DWELL IN YOUR MIDST, says the Lord. (11) Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become MY PEOPLE. And I will BE IN YOUR MIDST. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. (12) And the Lord will take possession of JUDAH as HIS INHERITANCE in the HOLY LAND, and will AGAIN CHOOSE JERUSALEM.
Is.62:11--Indeed the Lord has proclaimed to THE END OF THE WORLD: Say to THE DAUGHTER of ZION, surely YOUR SALVATION IS COMING; behold His REWARD IS WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (12) And THEY shall be called, the REDEEMED of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, A CITY NOT FORSAKEN. Is. 40:9--O ZION, you who bring GOOD TIDINGS, get up into the high mountain; O JERSALEM; you who bring GOOD TIDINGS! Lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of JUDAH, BEHOLD YOUR GOD! (10) Behold, the Lord God shall come with a STRONG HAND, and HIS ARM shall RULE for HIM; Behold HIS REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. Zech.9:9-- Rejoice greatly, O DAUGHTER of ZION! Shout, O daughter of JERUSALEM! Behold, YOUR KING IS COMING to you; He is just and HAVING SALVATION, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Is.27:6--Those who come He shall CAUSE TO TAKE ROOT in JACOB; ISRAEL shall blossom and bud, and FILL THE FACE of THE WORLD with FRUIT. Ps.105:4--SEEK the LORD and HIS STRENGTH; SEEK HIS FACE evermore. (5) Remember His MARVELOUS WORKS which He has done, His WONDERS, and the JUDGMENTS of HIS MOUTH, (6) O seed of ABRAHAM HIS SERVANT, you CHILDREN of JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! Ps.27:8--When you said, “SEEK MY FACE,” My heart said to You, “YOUR FACE LORD, I WILL SEEK.” Ps.67:1--God be merciful to us and BLESS US, and CAUSE HIS FACE to SHINE UPON US. (2) THAT YOUR WAY MAY BE KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS. (7) God shall BLESS US, and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL FEAR HIM.
Ps. 25:4--Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord: Teach me YOUR PATHS. (12) Who is the man that FEARS the LORD? Him SHALL HE TEACH in THE WAY HE CHOOSES. (He himself shall DWELL in PROSPERITY and HIS DESCENDANTS shall INHERIT THE EARTH. (Gen.28:3--May God Almighty BLESS YOU, and make you FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY YOU, that you may be an ASSEMBLY of PEOPLES: (4) And GIVE YOU the BLESSING of ABRAHAM , to YOU and your DESCENDANTS with you, that YOU MAY INHERIT THE LAND (promise land?) in which you are a stranger, which GOD GAVE TO ABRAHAM. (Rom 4:13--For THE PROMISE that he would be THE HEIR OF THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to HIS SEED through THE LAW, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH.) (Gal. 3:29--And if YOU ARE CHRIST’S, THEN YOU are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) Ps.38:18--The Lord knows the days of the UPRIGHT, and THEIR INHERITANCE shall be FOREVER. (22) For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are cursed by HIM shall be CUT OFF. Pro. 2:21--For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it; (22) but the WICKED will be CUT OFF from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED FROM IT.
Ps.101:6--My eyes shall be on the FAITHFUL of the LAND, that they may DWELL WITH ME; (8) Early I will destroy all the WICKED of the land that I may CUT OFF ALL THE EVILDOERS from the CITY of THE LORD. Heb.12-22--But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to the CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, to an innumerable company of angels. (23) to the general assembly and CHURCH of THE FIRSTBORN, who are registered in heaven, to GOD, the Judge of ALL, to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) to JESUS the MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD of SPRINKLING, that speaks better things than that of ABEL. 1 Peter 1:2--elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for OBEDIENCE and SPRINKLING of the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST. (3) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who according to HIS ABUNDANT MERCY HAS BEGOTTEN US AGAIN to a LIVING HOPE THROUGH THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD.
Rom.1:1--Paul, a servant of JESUS CHRIST, called to be an apostle, separated to THE GOSPEL of GOD. (2) which He PROMISED before through His prophets in the HOLY SCRIPTURES, (Gal.3:8--And THE SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that God would JUSTIFY THE NATIONS BY FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM beforehand, saying, IN you ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED.) (Is the faith of our fathers living still?) Returning to Rom.13--Concerning His son JESUS CHRIST our Lord, who was born of the seed of DAVID according to the flesh, (4) and DECLARED to be THE SON of GOD WITH POWER, according to the SPIRIT of HOLINESS, by THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. (5) Through whom we have received GRACE and APOSTLESHIP for OBEDIENCE to the FAITH among ALL NATIONS for HIS NAME, (6) among whom you ALSO are THE CALLED of JESUS CHRIST.
2 Sam.22:44--You have also delivered me from the STRIVINGS of my people; YOU HAVE KEPT me as the HEAD OF THE NATIONS. A people whom I have not known shall serve me. (45) The foreigners submit to me; as soon as they hear, THEY OBEY ME. THE LORD LIVES! Blessed be my Rock! LET GOD BE EXALTED, the Rock of my SALVATION! (48) IT IS GOD WHO AVENGES ME, WHO SUBDUES THE PEOPLE UNDER ME, (49) who delivers me from my enemies. (51) He is THE TOWER of SALVATION to HIS KING, and shows MERCY to HIS ANOINTED, to DAVID and his DECENDANTS FOREVERMORE. Ps.78:68--But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which He loved, (69) And HE BUILT HIS SANCTUARY like the heights, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; (71 from following the ewes that had young he brought him, to SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE. (Ps.82:8--ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH; for YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS.) Ps.23:27--ALL THE ENDS of THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to THE LORD, and ALL the FAMILIES of THE NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For THE KINGDOM IS THE LORD’S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. (Luke1:31--And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. (32) He will be GREAT, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will GIVE HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And HE WILL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOREVER, and OF HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END.
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Excellent! This is Jacob The Generation of Those Who Seek God's Face!
Ps.110:139--My ZEAL has consumed me, because my enemies have FORGOTTEN YOUR WORDS, (140) YOUR WORD is VERY PURE; Therefore Your servant LOVES IT. Dear Sis. Sharon, my prayer is that you will continue on the work that God has started in you. It surely blesses me and I'm sure many readers too. Love, Gloria
Thank you Sharon ((Hugs))) I am meditating upon these words.
Thank you, Sharon, for these words of Godly Wisdom! Yes, God will bless those who genuinely seek Him and obey His Word. He will embrace those who embrace His Son and through His Son, He offers forgiveness and eternal life with Him. The Scripture you quoted here is a timeless prayer for mankind. Ps.67:1--God be merciful to us and BLESS US, and CAUSE HIS FACE to SHINE UPON US. (2) THAT YOUR WAY MAY BE KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS. (7) God shall BLESS US, and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL FEAR HIM. AMEN! God bless you, Sharon. Love, Peggy