Building On The Foundation Of Christ
by Sharon McClean
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Heb.11:1--Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for: (Heb.11:6--But WITHOUT FAITH It is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him, for he who COMES TO GOD must BELIEVE that HE IS, and that He is a REWARDER of those who SEEK HIM) (Ps.224:6--This is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK HIM who seek your face.) (Ruth 2:13--The Lord REPAY your WORK, and a FULL REWARD be given you by the LORD GOD of ISRAEL, under whose WINGS you have come for REFUGE.) (Ps.9:9--The Lord will be a REFUGE for the oppressed, a REFUGE in TIMES of TROUBLE. (10) and those who KNOW YOUR NAME will put THEIR TRUST IN YOU; For YOU Lord have NOT FORSAKEN those who SEEK YOU.) (JACOB’S name was handed down to those who seek Him, now we see the name of JACOB being handed down from those who seek Him to ISRAEL.)
(Gen.32:28--And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called JACOB, but ISRAEL: For you have STRUGGLED with GOD and with MEN, and have PREVAILED.) (Is. 43:1--But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O JACOB, and he who formed you, O ISRAEL: Fear not, for I have REDEEMED you, I HAVE CALLED YOU BY YOUR NAME; YOUR ARE MINE. (Skipping down to verse 5--Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU; I will bring your DESCENDANTS from the EAST, and gather them from the WEST; (6) I will say to the NORTH, ‘Give them up! and to the SOUTH, ‘Do not keep them back!’ BBRING MY SONS from A FAR, and My daughters from the ENDS OF THE EARTH--(7) Everyone who is called by MY NAME, whom I have created for MY GLORY; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.) (2 Thess.2:13,b-God from the beginning CHOSE you for SALVATION through SANCTIFICATION by the SPIRIT and BELIEF in THE TRUTH. (14) to which He CALLED you by OUR GOSPEL for THE OBTAINING of the GLORY of our Lord Jesus Christ.)
(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. (19) So then those who are of FAITH are BLESSED with BELIEVING ABRAHAM. (Skipping down to verse 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.) (Gen. 12:1--Now the Lord has said to Abram; Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your father’s house to a land (promise land?) that I will show you. (2) I will make you a GREAT NATION; I will BLESS you and make YOUR NAME GREAT; and you shall be a BLESSING. (3) I will BLESS those who BLESS You, and I will CURSE those WHO CURSES you; and in you ALL THE FAMILIES of THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.)
(Ps.37:22--For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT the EARTH, but those who are CURSED by HIM shall be CUT OFF.) (Acts 3:25--You are sons of the prophets and of THE COVENANT which GOD made with our fathers, saying to ABRAHAM, ‘And in your SEED ALL THE FAMILIES of THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (26) To you FIRST, God having RAISED UP His Servant Jesus, sent Him to BLESS You, in TURNING away every one of your from your INIQUITIES.) (Rom.4:9--Does this BLESSEDNESS then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say that FAITH, was ACCOUNTED to ABRAHAM for RIGHTEOUSNESS.)
Returning to Heb.11--Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for: (Ps.119:147--I rise before the dawning of the morning and cry for HELP; I HOPE IN YOUR WORD.) (Dict. Def. of the word SUBSTANCE The real, MAIN, or IMPORTANT PART of ANYTHING.; Essence) (Heb.8:1--Now this is the MAIN point of the things we are saying: We have such A HIGH PRIEST, who is seated at THE RIGHT HAND of the throne of the MAJESTY in the heavens, (2) a MINISTER of THE SANCTUARY and of the TRUE TABERNACLE which THE LORD ERECTED and NOT MAN.)
(Heb.9:11--But Christ came as HIGH PRIEST of the GOOD THINGS to COME, with THE GREATER and MORE PERFECT TABERNACLE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is NOT of this creation (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.) (Ps.43:3--Oh send out YOUR LIGHT and YOUR TRUTH! Let THEM lead me; let THEM bring me to Your HOLY HILL and to YOUR TABERNACLE.) (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.) Ps.3:4--I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He HEARD me from HIS HOLY HILL.) (Ps.132:12--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.
1 Peter 2:4--Coming to Him as to a living STONE, REJECTED indeed by MEN, but CHOSEN by GOD and PRECIOUS, (5) you also as LIVING STONES, are being BUILT UP a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up spiritual sacrifices ACCEPTABLE to GOD through Jesus Christ. (6) Therefore it is also contained in Scripture, “Behold, I LAY IN ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect, precious, and he who BELIEVES on HIM will by NO MEANS be put to SHAME. (2 Tim.2:15--Be diligent to present yourself APPROVED TO GOD, a worker who DOES NOT NEED to be ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.) (Returning to 1 Peter 2:7--Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are DISOBEDIENT, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. ) (Is.28:16--Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I LAY IN ZION a STONE for a FOUNDATION, a TRIED stone, a precious CORNERSTONE, a SURE FOUNDATION;)
(1 Corin.3:11--For NO OTHER FOUNDATION can anyone LAY than that which is LAID, which is JESUS CHRIST. (12) Now if anyone builds on THIS FOUNDATION with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, (13) EACH ONE’S WORK WIL BECOME MANIFEST for THE DAY will declare it, because it will be REVEALED by FIRE; and the FIRE will TEST EACH ONE’S WORK, of WHAT SORT IT IS. (1Peter 1:3--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, (Acts 13:32--And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS--THAT PROMISE which was made to the fathers (Rom.3:13--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 ABRAHAMS SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) (Returning to Acts 13:22--God has FULFUILLED THIS FOR US their CHIIDREN, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is WRITTEN IN THE SECOND PS: YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (Read 2 Ps. Again.) (I believe THIS WORD right here is THE ROCK that we can fasten ourselves to and begin to ride the waves of victory.) (Ps.82:8--ARISE O God, JUDGE THE EARTH for YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS.)
Acts 2:32--THIS JESUS GOD HAS RAISED UP, of which we are all WITNESSES (33) Therefore being EXALTED TO THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, and having received from the Father THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, (Acts1:8--But you shall receive POWER when the HOLY SPIRIT has COME UPON you; (Ps.111:6--He has declared to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS in GIVING THEM the HERITAGE of THE NATIONS.) (Returning to Acts 2: and you shall be WITNESSES to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and TO THE END OF THE EARTH.)
(Is.8--Do NOT FEAR, NOR BE AFRAID; Have I not told you from THAT TIME, and declared it? YOU ARE MY WITNESSES. Is there a GOD BESIDES ME? Indeed THERE IS NO OTHER ROCK I KNOW NOT ONE. (Is.45:21,b--Who has told it from THAT TIME? Have NOT I THE LORD? And there is NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and a SAVIOR; THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. (22) LOOK TO ME and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER.) (Ps.22:27--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!)
(Ps.47:1--Oh, clap your hands all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of TRIUMPH! (2) For the Lord Most High is AWESOME; HE IS A GREAT KING OVER ALL THE EARTH. (3) He will SUBDUE the peoples UNDER US, and THE NATIONS under our feet.) (Ps.66:3--Say to God, how AWESOME are YOUR WORKS! Through the GREATNESS of YOUR POWER Your enemies SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO YOU. (4) ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU and sing PRAISES to YOU; (7) HE RULES BY HIS POWER FOREVER; His eyes observe THE NATIONS.) (Ps.99:1--THE LORD REIGNS! Let the peoples tremble! He dwells BETWEEN THE CHERIBUM; Let the earth be moved! (2) The Lord is GREAT in ZION, and He is high above all the peoples.
(Returning to Acts 2:33--Therefore being EXALTED to the RIGHT HAND of God, and having received from the FATHER, THE PROMISE of the HOLY SPIRIT, He poured out this which you now see and hear.) (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.) (Returning to Acts 2:34) For DAVID did NOT ascend into the heavens, but he says of himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. (36) Therefore let ALL the HOUSE of ISRAEL KNOW ASSUREDLY THAT GOD HAS MADE THIS JESUS, whom you crucified, BOTH LORD and CHRIST.( (Ps.110:1--The Lord said to my Lord, ’SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. (2) The Lord shall send THE ROD of YOUR STRENGTH out of ZION, RULE IN THE MIDST of YOUR ENEMIES.)
(Ps.21:4--He asked LIFE from You, and You GAVE it to HIM--LENGTH OF DAYS FOREVER and EVER; (5) HIS GLORY is GREAT in YOUR SALVATION; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. (6) For You have made him MOST BLESSED FOREVER;) (Ps.123:1--Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in UNITY! (2) It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of AARON. (3) It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of ZION. For THERE the Lord COMMANDED THE BLESSING--LIFE FOREVERMORE.) (Ps.25:4--Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; TEACH me YOUR PATHS. (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me, for YOU are the God of MY SALVATION, on YOU I WAIT ALL THE DAY. (Skipping down to verse 12--Who is the man that fears the Lord? HIM shall HE TEACH in THE WAY that HE CHOOSES, (13) He himself shall dwell in PROSPERITY, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.)
(Returning to 1Peter 1:6--In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be you have been GRIEVED by VARIOUS TRIALS, (7) that THE GENUINENESS of YOUR FAITH, being much more precious than gold that perishes, THOUGH IT IS TESTED BY FIRE, may BE FOUND TO PRAISE, HONOR, AND GLORY at THE REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST, (8) whom having not seen you LOVE.)
(Returning to 1Corin.3:11--For NO OTHER FOUNDATION can anyone lay that that which IS LAID, which is JESUS CHRIST. (14) If anyone’s WORK which he has BUILT ON IT ENDURES, he will receive a REWARD. (15) If anyone’s work is BURNED, he will suffer LOSS; but he himself will be SAVED, yet as through FIRE. (16) Do you NOT KNOW that YOU are THE TEMPLE of GOD and that THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS IN YOU? (17) If anyone DEFILES the TEMPLE of GOD, God will DESTROY him. For the TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY, which TEMPLE YOU ARE.)
(James 3;5--Even so THE TONGUE is a little member and boasts great things. See how GREAT a FOREST a little FIRE KINDLES! (6) And the TONGUE is a FIRE, a WORLD OF INIQUITY. The TONGUE is so set AMONG OUR MEMBERS that it DEFILES the WHOLE BODY, and SETS ON FIRE THE COURSE OF NATURE; and IT is SET ON FIRE BY HELL.) (Ps.132:11--The Lord has SWORN in TRUTH to DAVID; He will NOT turn from it: I will SET UPON YOUR THRONE THE FRUIT of YOUR BODY. (12) If your sons will keep MY COVENANT and MY TESTIMONY which I shall TEACH them, their sons also SHALL SIT UPON YOUR THRONE FOREVERMORE. (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.)
Luke 1:30--Then the angel said to her, “do not be afraid Mary, for you have FOUND FAVOR with God. (21) 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.) (Ps.24:6--Jacob is the generation of those who seek Him.)
(2 Peter 3:3--Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, (4) and saying, “WHERE IS THE PROMISE of HIS COMING? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. (5) For THIS they willfully FORGET; that by THE WORD OF GOD the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, (6) by which THE WORLD that THEN EXISTED PERISHED, being FLOODED with WATER. (7) But the heavens and the earth which NOW EXIST are KEPT IN STORE by the SAME WORD RESERVED for FIRE UNTIL the DAY OF JUDGMENT and perdition of ungodly men.) (Dict. Def. of the word UNTIL: UP TO THE TIME OF (as in this case JUDGMENT.)
1 Corin.6:2--Do you not know that THE SAINTS WILL JUDGE THE WORLD? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? (3) Do you NOT KNOW that WE SHALL JUDGE ANGELS? How much MORE, things that PERTAIN to THIS LIFE.?) (Ps.149:5--Let the SAINTS be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds. (6) Let the high praises of God be in their hand, (7) to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; (8) To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; (9) to EXECUTE ON THEM THE WRITTEN JUDGMENT--THIS HONOR HAVE ALL THE SAINTS.)
(2 Corin.5:14--For THE LOVE of CHRIST CONSTRAINS US, because we JUDGE THUS: that if ONE DIED then ALL DIED; (15) and HE DIED for ALL, that those who live should live NO longer for THEMSELVES but for HIM who DIED for them and ROSE AGAIN. (16) Therefore, from now on, we REGARD NO ONE ACCORDING to THE FLESH. Even though we have known Christ according to the FLESH, yet now we know Him thus no LONGER.) (John 6:63--IT IS THE SPIRIT who GIVES LIFE, the FLESH profits nothing. The WORDS that I speak to you are SPIRIT, and they ARE LIFE.)
(Ps.96:10--Say among THE NATIONS, “THE LORD REIGNS: THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRLMY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED; He shall JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY. Ps.93:1--The Lord REIGNS, He is CLOTHED with MAJESTY; the Lord is clothed, He has GIRDED HIMSELF WITH STRENGTH. SURELY THE WORLD IS ESTABLISHED, so that IT CANNOT BE MOVED. (3) THE FLOODS have lifted up, O Lord, THE FLOODS HAVE LIFTED UP THEIR VOICE: The floods lift up their waves. (4) The Lord on high is MIGHTIER than the NOISE of MANY WATERS, than the mighty waves of the sea.) (Ps.94:15--But JUDGMENT will RETURN to RIGHTEOUSNESS, and ALL THE UPRIGHT in HEART WILL FOLLOW IT.) (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.) (Matt.15:13--Every PLANT which My heavenly Father has NOT planted will be UPROOTED.)
Returning to 2 Peter 3:8--But beloved, DO NOT FORGET this ONE THING, that with the Lord ONE DAY is as a THOUSAND YEARS and a THOUSAND YEARS as ONE DAY.) (Ps.90:3--YOU turn man to DESTRUCTION, and say, “RETURN, O children of men, for a THOUSAND YEARS in YOUR SIGHT are like YESTERDAY when it is past, and like A WATCH in THE NIGHT.) (Ps.61:1--HEAR my CRY, O God; attend to my prayer. (2) from the END OF THE EARTH I WILL CRY TO YOU, when my heart is overwhelmed; LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I. (3) For You have been a SHELTER for me, and a STRONG TOWER from the enemy. (4) I will ABIDE in YOUR TABERNACLE FOREVER; I will trust in the shelter of YOUR WINGS. (5) For You, O God, have heard my VOWS; You have given me THE HEIRITAGE of those who FEAR YOUR NAME. (6) YOU WILL PROLONG THE KING’S LIFE, HIS YEARS as MANY GENERATIONS. (7) He shall abide before GOD FOREVER. Oh, PREPARE MERCY and TRUTH, which may PRESERVE HIM!
(Is.49:8--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, to cause them to INHERIT the desolate HERITAGES; (9) That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth, to those who are in DARKNESS, ‘Show your selves.’ (Looking back at verse 6,b--I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU as A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Acts.3:19--REPENT therefore and be CONVERTED, that your sins may be blotted out, so that TIMES of REFRESHING may come from the PRESENCE of the LORD, (20) and that HE MAY SEND JESUS CHRIST, who WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE, (21) Whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION of ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.)
(Ps.20:1--May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of JACOB defend you: Ps.24:6--THIS is JACOB the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.) (Ps.60:13,b--And let them know that GOD RULES IN JACOB TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Ps.48:10--According to Your name, O God, so is YOUR PRAISE to the ENDS OF THE EARTH: YOUR RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) Let Mount ZION rejoice, let the daughters of JUDAH be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. (12) Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count her towers; (13) Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; THAT YOU MAY TELL IT TO THE GENERATION FOLLOWING. (14) For THIS IS GOD, our God FOREVER and EVER; He will be our guide even to death.)
(Returning to Heb.11:1--Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPED for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. (Dict Def. of the word EVIDENCE: Whatever makes clear the TRUTH or FALSEHOOD of something: Law: facts established and accepted in a court of law. Before deciding in a CASE, the JUDGE or jury hears all the EVIDENCE given by BOTH SIDES.) (Is.45:21--Tell and bring forth YOUR CASE; Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and a SAVIOR; there is NONE besides ME. (22) LOOK TO ME and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other.)
2Tim.2:15--Be DILIGENT to PRESENT YOURSELF APPROVED TO GOD, a WORKER who DOES NOT NEED TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.) (Ps.129:5--Let all those who HATE ZION be put to SHAME and TURNED BACK.)
(Ps.53:2--God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to SEE IF THERE ARE ANY WHO UNDERSTAND, WHO SEEK GOD. (6) Oh, that the SALVATION of ISRAEL would come out of ZION! When God BRINGS BACK the CAPTIVITY of HIS PEOPLE, let JACOB REJOICE and ISRAEL be GLAD.) (Jere.3:14--RETURN, O backsliding children, says the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will BRING YOU TO ZION. (15) And I will GIVE you SHEPHERDS according to MY HEART, who will FEED you with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING.) (John 6:27--”DO NOT LABOR FOR THE FOOD which PERISHES, but for the FOOD which ENDURES to EVERLASTING LIFE, which the Son of Man will GIVE you, because God the FATHER has SET HIS SEAL ON HIM.) (Rev.22:8--Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. (9) Then he said to me, “See that you do NOT do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who KEEP THE WORDS of THIS BOOK. Worship God. (10) And he said to me, “DO NOT SEAL THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, for the time is at hand.
Dict. Def of the word SEAL: To make BINDING by affixing SEALS: To AUTHENTICATE; To settle or determine; to set apart; decide beyond recall; DESTINE. (Matt.16:19--And I will give you the KEYS of THE KINGDOM of HEAVEN, and whatever you BIND on earth will be BOUND in HEAVEN, and whatever you LOOSE on EARTH will be LOOSED in HEAVEN.) (So by faith we just sprinkle this Book with the blood of sprinkling and loose it from the false conception that it is GOSPEL and whatever it says is set in stone. And we bind it to the WORDS of TRUTH that THIS BOOK is NOT BOUND nor SEALED by the FATHER but JESUS CHRIST the SON OF GOD has His FATHER’S SEAL, as stated in John 6:27) The angel says in the 9th verse of the 22nd Chapter of Rev. I am your fellow servant and of those who KEEP the WORDS of the PROPHECY of THIS BOOK, for the time is at hand. (Ps.12:5--For the oppression of the POOR, for the sighing of the NEEDY, NOW I WILL ARISE, says the Lord; I will set him in the SAFETY for which he YEARNS. (6) The WORDS OF THE LORD ARE PURE WORDS, like silver TRIED IN A FURNACE OF EARTH, PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES. (7) YOU SHALL KEEP THEM, O LORD, YOU SHALL PRESERVE THEM FROM THIS GENERATION FOREVER.)
(Ps.119:89--FOREVER, O Lord YOUR WORD is SETTLED in HEAVEN. (9) YOUR FAITHFULNESS ENDURES to ALL GENERATIONS (91) They continue this day according to Your ordinances, for ALL are Your servants. (102) I have NOT departed from YOUR JUDGMENTS, for YOU YOURSELF HAVE TAUGHT ME.) (Ps.119:162--I REJOICE at YOUR WORD as one WHO FINDS GREAT TREASURE. (64) SEVEN TIMES a day I PRAISE YOU, because of YOUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENTS. (175) Let my soul live, and it shall PRAISE YOU; and let YOUR JUDGMENTS HELP ME.)
(Mal.4:4--REMEMBER the Law of MOSES My servant, which I COMMANDED him in HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, with the STATUTES and JUDGMENTS. (5) Behold, I will send you ELIJAH the prophet, “BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT and DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD. (6) And HE WILL TURN the HEARTS of the FATHERS to the CHILDREN, and the HEARTS of the CHILDREN to the FATHERS, lest I come and strike the earth with a CURSE.)
(Ps.37:22--For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT the EARTH, but those who are CURSED by HIM shall be CUT OFF.) (Amos 5:18--Woe to you who desire THE DAY OF THE LORD! For what good is the DAY OF THE LORD to you? It will be DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT. (20) Is NOT the DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very DARK with NO BRIGHTNESS in it? (21) I hate, I despise your feast days, and I DO NOT SAVOR YOUR SACRED ASSEMBLIES. (23) Take away from Me the NOISE of your SONGS, for I will NOT HEAR the MELODY of your STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. (24) But let JUSTICE run down like WATER, and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a MIGHTY STREAM.)
Joel 1:15--Alas for THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY. (Ps.90:3--You turn man to DESTRUCTION, and say RETURN, O children of men. For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a WATCH in the NIGHT.) Job 36:20--Do NOT desire THE NIGHT when people are CUT OFF in their place.) (Joel 3:14--MULTITUDES, multitudes in the valley of DECISION! For THE DAY OF THE LORD is NEAR in the valley of DECISION. (16) The Lord also will roar from ZION and utter His voice from JERUSALEM; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for HIS PEOPLE, and THE STRENGTH of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL. (17) So you shall KNOW that I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, DWELLING in ZION my HOLY MOUNTAIN; THEN JERUSALEM SHALL BE HOLY.)
(Is.45:6--That they may KNOW from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is NONE besides ME. I am the Lord and there is NO other; (7) I form the LIGHT and CREATE DARKNESS, I make PEACE and CREATE CALAMITY; I the Lord do ALL these THINGS. (8) RAIN down, you heavens, from above and let the skies pour down RIGHTEOUSNESS; let the earth open, let them BRING FORTH SALVATION, and let RIGHTEOUSNESS spring up together. I, the Lord have CREATED it. (Skipping ahead to verse 22--LOOK to ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other.) (Heb.9:28,b--To those who EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM he will APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART from SIN for SALVATION.) (Ps.37:9--For evildoers shall be CUT OFF; but those who WAIT ON THE LORD, they shall INHERIT THE EARTH.)
(Ps.65:1--PRAISE is awaiting You, O God in ZION; and to YOU the VOW shall be PERFORMED. (2) O YOU WHO HEAR PRAYER, to YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will ANSWER us, O God of our SALVATION, YOU who are THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Ps.22:27--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.)
(Matt.28:18--Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to ME in HEAVEN and on EARTH. (19) Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER and of THE SON, and of THE HOLY SPIRIT, (20) teaching them to observe ALL THINGS that I have COMMANDED you, and LO I am WITH you ALWAYS, even to the END OF THE AGE. (KJV) An lo I am with you ALWAYS even to the END OF THE WORLD.)
(1 John 3:22--And whatever we ASK we RECEIVE from HIM, because WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS and do THOSE THINGS that are PLEASING in HIS SIGHT. (23) And THIS is HIS COMMANDMENT: that we should BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST and LOVE ONE ANOTHER, as HE GAVE US COMMANDMENT. (24) Now he who keeps HIS COMMANDMENTS ABIDES IN HIM, and HE IN HIM. And BY THIS we KNOW that HE ABIDES IN US, by THE SPIRIT whom HE HAS GIVEN US.) (1 John 4:13--By this WE KNOW that we ABIDE in HIM and HE in US, because HE HAS GIVEN US of HIS SPIRIT. (14) And we have seen and testify that the FATHER has SENT the SON as SAVIOR of THE WORLD.) (John 3:16,17)
(John 4:23--But the hour is coming and NOW IS, when the TRUE WORSHIPERS will WORSHIP the FATHER in SPIRIT and TRUTH; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him (24) GOD is SPIRIT and those who worship Him must worship in SPIRIT and TRUTH.) (John 6:63--It is THE SPIRIT who gives LIFE; the FLESH profits NOTHING. THE WORDS that I SPEAK to you ARE SPIRIT, and THEY ARE LIFE.) (John 1:2--In the beginning was THE WORD, and THE WORD was WITH GOD, and THE WORD WAS GOD. (skipping ahead to verse 14--and THE WORD became FLESH and DWELT AMONG US, and we beheld His glory, the GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) No one has seen God at any time. THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON who is in THE BOSOM of the FATHER, He has declared Him.) (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.)
(Ps.25:4--SHOW me YOUR WAYS O LORD; TEACH me, YOUR PATHS. (5) LEAD me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me, for YOU are the GOD of my SALVATION on YOU I wait all the day. (8) GOOD and UPRIGHT is the LORD, therefore HE TEACHES sinners in THE WAY. (9) The HUMBLE He guides in JUSTICE, and the HUMBLE HE TEACHES HIS WAY. (10) ALL THE PATHS of the Lord are MERCY and TRUTH, to such as keep HIS COVENANT and HIS TESTIMONIES, (11) For Your name‘s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great. (12) Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH in THE WAY HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (14) THE SECRET of the LORD is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT.)
(Ps.132:12--If your sons will keep MY COVENANT and MY TESTIMONY WHICH I SHALL TEACH THEM, their sons also shall sit upon your THRONE FOREVERMORE. (12) For the LORD has CHOSEN ZION; He has desired it for HIS HABITATION; (14) THIS is MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER;)
(Rom.10:17--So then FAITH comes by HEARING, and HEARING by THE WORD OF GOD. (18) But I say HAVE THEY NOT HEARD? Yes indeed: their sound has gone out to all the earth, and THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD.) (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 call them THE HOLY PEOPLE, the REDEEMED of the Lord; and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, A CITY NOT FORSAKEN.)
(Is.49:14--But ZION said, the Lord has FORSAKEN Me, and my Lord has FORGOTTEN me. (15) Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will NOT FORGET YOU. (16) See, I HAVE YOU INSCRIBED ON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; your walls are continually before Me. (17) Your sons shall make haste; your destroyers and those who LAID YOU WAIST shall GO AWAY from YOU. (18) Lift up your eyes, look around and see: ALL these gather together and COME TO YOU. AS I LIVE, says the Lord, you shall surely CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH THEM as an ORNAMENT, and BIND THEM ON YOU as A BRIDE does.)
Jere.33:9--Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before ALL NATIONS of the earth, who shall hear ALL THE GOOD that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for ALL THE GOODNESS and all the PROSPERITY that I provide for it. (10) Thus says the Lord: Again there shall be heard in this place--of which you say, it is desolate, without man and without beast--in the cities of Judah, in the streets of JERUSALEM that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, (Ps.135:21--Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who DWELLS in JERUSALEM.)
(Returning to Jere.34:11--The voice of JOY and the voice of GLADNESS, the voice of the BRIDEGROOM and the voice of the BRIDE, the voice of those who will say; PRAISE THE LORD OF HOSTS, FOR THE LORD IS GOOD, FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER--and of those who will bring THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. For I will CAUSE THE CAPTIVES of the LAND to RETURN as at the FIRST, says the Lord. (Ps.108:2--Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. (3) I WILL PRAISE YOU, O Lord among the peoples, and I will SING PRAISES TO YOU AMONG THE NATIONS. (4) For YOUR MERCY is GREAT above the heavens, and YOUR TRUTH reaches to the clouds.)
Jere.3:14--RETURN, O backsliding children, says the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you one from a city and two from a family and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION. (15) And I will give you SHEPHERDS according to MY HEART, who WILL FEED YOU WITH KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. (17) At that time JERUSALEM shall be called THE THRONE of the LORD, and ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE GATHERED TO IT, to the name of the Lord, to JERUSALEM;
(Jere.41--If you will RETURN O Israel, says the Lord, RETURN to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight THEN YOU SHALL NOT BE MOVED.(2) and you shall SWEAR, the LORD LIVES in TRUTH, in JUDGMENT, and in RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM, and in HIM they shall GLORY.
2 Tim.2:15--Be diligent to PRESENT YOURSELF APPROVED TO GOD, a worker who does NOT NEED to BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
Heb.11:3--By FAITH we understand that the worlds were FRAMED by THE WORD OF GOD, (World Book Encyclopedia Dict. Def. of the word FRAMED: Anything made of parts fitted and joined together, STRUCTURE;)
(Dict. Def. of the word STRUCTURE: (Example: the structural unity of a novel.) The manner of BUILDING; The relation of the parts or elements of a thing. Especially as it determines its particular nature or character; TO MAKE INTO A STRUCTURE; BUILD, FABRICATE.) (1 Corin 3:9--For we are GOD’S FELLOW WORKERS; you are GOD’S FIELD, you are GOD’S BUILDING. (10) According to the GRACE of God which was given to me, (Paul) as a WISE MASTER BUILDER I have laid the FOUNDATION, and ANOTHER BUILDS ON IT. (11) For NO OTHER FOUNDATION can ANYONE LAY than that which is LAID, which is CHRIST.
(Ps.138:2--I will worship toward Your HOLY TEMPLE, and Praise Your name for Your LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH; for You have MAGNIFIED YOUR WORD above all YOUR NAME.
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What a Beautiful labour of Love you offer to The Body of Christ and to all those who read these jewels from God's Holy Word!Thank You for sharing God's Word with us and blessing and encouraging our hearts!God Bless, You Dear Sister in Christ! With Christian Love, Dee&David :):) "Happy Resurrection Sunday to you and your Family!" Numbers 6:24,25,26"
Hi Sharon - So much in these verses! God be praised. Psalms 6.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph IS our refuge and strength. What better refuge can a man have, than the Creator Himself? If only I could get a real hold on this truth, then all anxiety and strife would fade away. God is good! thank you Sharon for reminding us of our heritage in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Thank you, Sharon. This was refreshing to my soul at 2 am.
"Thy Word is Truth." Christ's foundation will stand forever! Thanks for this reminder, Sis. Sharon. In Christ's love, Gloria
Dear Sharon, This study is a wonderful reminder of where our focus needs to be. In a world where people continually search for security, peace, love, and the 'perfect environment', we need to realize one thing: God's foundation is the ONLY firm, everlasting foundation for our lives! Everything else will eventually shatter, rendering our efforts useless. Only lives built upon the Foundation of God's Word will survive and be victorious! My prayer is that God will reach each soul in time for them to seek Him and build their lives upon His Foundation. He is our Rock and He will receive us if we seek Him. AMEN, Sharon. Thank you, precious friend. Love, Peggy