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A New Look At The Blood Of The New Covenant
by Sharon McClean
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(1 Corin. 11:24--And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “TAKE EAT; this is MY BODY which is broken for you; DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE of ME. (25) In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, THIS CUP is the NEW COVENANT in MY BLOOD.) (Acts 17:28--And He has made from ONE BLOOD every NATION of MEN to dwell on all THE FACE of THE EARTH, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their habitation. (27) so that they SHOULD SEEK THE LORD, in the HOPE that they may grope for Him and FIND HIM, though He is not far from each one of us.)

(Heb.9:12--Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with HIS OWN BLOOD He entered the MOST HOLY PLACE once for ALL, having OBTAINED ETERNAL REDEMPTION. (13) For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the PURIFYING of the FLESH, (14) HOW MUCH MORE shall THE BLOOD of CHRIST who THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT OFFERED HIMSELF without spot to God, PURGE your CONSCIENCE from DEAD WORKS to serve the LIVING GOD?)

(2 Sam.22”47--The Lord LIVES! Blessed be my ROCK! Let GOD be EXALTED, the Rock of my SALVATION! (48) It is GOD who AVENGES me, (49) who delivers me from my ENEMIES. You also lift me above those who rise against me; (Looking back at verse 44--You have also DELIVERED me from the STRIVINGS of my people; YOU HAVE KEPT ME AS HEAD of THE NATIONS. A people whom I have NOT KNOWN shall SERVE me; as soon as they hear, they obey me.) (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.) (Jere.10:6--Inasmuch as there is NONE like YOU, O Lord. (7) Who would not FEAR You, O KING of the NATIONS? For THIS is Your RIGHTFUL DUE, For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is NONE like You. (8) But they are altogether DULL0HEARTED and FOOLISH; a WOODEN IDOL is a WORTHLESS DOCTRINE. (10) But the Lord is the TRUE GOD: He is THE LIVING GOD and the everlasting king.)

(Ezek.21:9--Son of man, prophesy and say, thus says the Lord! A sword, a sword is sharpened and also polished to flash like lightning! Should we then make mirth? It DESPISES the SCEPTER of MY SON, as it does ALL WOOD. (12) Cry and wail son of man: for it will be AGAINST MY PEOPLE, against all the princes of ISRAEL. Terrors including the SWORD will be AGAINST MY PEOPLE; (13) BECAUSE it is A TESTING, and what if the SWORD DESPISES even the SCEPTER? The scepter shall be no more. (15) I have set the point of the SWORD against all their gates, that the heart may melt and many may STUMBLE. Ah! It is made bright; It is grasped for SLAUGHTER:)

(Is.53:6--ALL we like SHEEP have GONE ASTRAY; we have TURNED EVERY man to HIS OWN WAY; and the Lord has laid on HIM the INIQUITY of us ALL. (7) He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He WAS LED AS A LAMB to the SLAUGHTER and as a sheep before its shearers is SILENT, so He OPENED NOT His MOUTH. (8) He was taken from prison and from judgment. And WHO will declare HIS GENERATION? For HE WAS CUT OFF from the land of the LIVING, for THE TRANSGRESSIONS of MY PEOPLE He was STRICKEN.) (Pro.31:8--OPEN YOUR MOUTH for the SPEECHLESS, in the CAUSE of ALL who are APPOINTED to DIE. (9) Open your mouth, JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY, and PLEAD the CAUSE of the POOR and NEEDY.)

(Ps.72:1--Give the King YOUR JUDGMENTS, O God, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS to the King’s Son. (2) He will JUDGE YOUR PEOPLE with RIGHTEOUSNESS and YOUR POOR with JUSTICE.) (Ps.82:8--ARISE, O God, JUDGE the EARTH; for you shall INHERIT ALL NATIONS.) (Ps.96:10--Say among the NATIONS, the LORD REIGNS; the WORLD IS ALSO FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, it SHALL NOT BE MOVED. He shall JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY.) (Ps.1--The Lord REIGNS; Let the people tremble! (2) The Lord is GREAT in ZION, and He is high above all the peoples. (3) Let them praise Your great and AWESOME NAME--HE IS HOLY.)

(Luke 3:4,b--The voice of one crying in the wilderness; prepare the way of the Lord, make HIS PATHS STRAIGHT. (5) Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; and the CROOKED places shall be made STRAIGHT and the rough places smooth: (6) And ALL flesh shall see THE SALVATION OF GOD.)
(Is.40:4--Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; (5) The GLORY of the LORD shall be REVEALED, and ALL flesh shall see it together; for THE MOUTH of the LORD has SPOKEN. (6) The voice said, CRY OUT! And he said what shall I cry? (8) The grass withers and the flower fades, but THE WORD of our GOD STANDS FOREVER. (9) O ZION, you who bring GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with STRENGTH, say to the cities of Judah, BEHOLD YOUR GOD!) (Ps.146:10--The LORD SHALL REIGN FOREVER--YOUR GOD, O ZION to ALL GENERATIONS.)

(Jere.22:16--HE JUDGED the CAUSE of the POOR and NEEDY; THEN IT WAS WELL, WAS NOT THIS KNOWING ME? Says, the Lord.)(Returning to Ps.72:5--They shall FEAR You as long as the sun and moon endure, THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATONS. (8) He shall have DOMINION from the RIVER to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (11) Yes, all kings shall fall down before HIM; ALL NATIONS SHALL SERVE HIM. (15) And HE SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given to HIM; PRAYER also will be made for HIM CONTINUALLY, and DAILY HE SHALL BE PRAISED.)
(Ps.86:9--ALL NATIONS whom YOU have made shall come and WORSHIP before YOU, O Lord, and shall GLORIFY Your name (10) For YOU are GREAT, and do WONDROUS things; YOU alone are GOD. (11) Teach ME YOUR WAY, O Lord; I will WALK IN YOUR TRUTH; UNITE MY HEART to FEAR YOUR NAME.) (Pro.14:27--The FEAR of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN of LIFE, to AVOID the SNARES of DEATH.)

(Ps.24:12--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. (14) The SECRET of the Lord is with those who FEAR HIM, and HE WILL SHOW THEM HIS COVENANT.) (Is.49:8,b--I will PRESERVE You and GIVE You as A COVENANT to the people TO RESTORE THE EARTH. (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.)
(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 MEDAITOR of THE NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD of SPRINKLING that speaks better things than that of Abel. (25) See that you DO NOT REFUSE HIM who SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who refused Him who SPOKE on EARTH, much more shall WE NOT ESCAPE if we turn away from HIM who SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN.)

(Heb.13:20--Now may the GOD of PEACE who BROUGHT UP our Lord Jesus from the DEAD, that GREAT SHEPHERD of the SHEEP, through THE BLOOD of the EVERLASTING COVENANT, make you COMPLETE in every GOOD WORK to DO HIS WILL, WORKING in YOU what is well PLEASING in HIS SIGHT, THROUGH Jesus Christ, whom be glory forever and ever. Amen) (Phil.2:12,b-WORK out YOUR OWN SALVATION with FEAR and TREMBLING; (13) for IT IS GOD who WORKS in YOU, both TO WILL and TO DO for HIS GOOD PLEASURE. (16) Holding fast to THE WORD of LIFE.) (2 Tim.3:16--ALL SCRIPTURE is given by INSPIRATION of GOD, and is PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION in RIGHTEOUSENSS, (17) that the man of God may be COMPLETE, thoroughly EQUIPPED for EVERY GOOD WORK.)

(Titus 3:3--For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another, (4) but when the KINDNESS and the LOVE of GOD our Savior toward man appeared, (5) NOT by works of RIGHTEOUSNESS which we have done but according to His MERCY He saved us, through the WASHING of REGENERATION and RENEWING of the HOLY SPIRIT, (6) whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.)

(Rom.8:12--Therefore, brethren, we are debtors--NOT to the FLESH, to live according to the flesh. (13) For if you live according to the FLESH you will DIE; but IF BY THE SPIRIT you put to DEATH the DEEDS of the BODY, you WILL LIVE. (14) For as many as are LED BY THE SPIRIT of GOD, these are THE SONS of GOD. (15) For you did NOT receive the SPIRIT of BONDAGE again to fear, but you RECEIVED the SPIRIT of ADOPTION by whom we cry “ABBA FATHER.”) (Gal.4:4--But when the FULLNESS of the TIME had come, GOD SENT forth HIS SON, born of a woman, born under the law, (5) to REDEEM those who were UNDER the law, that we might receive THE ADOPTION as SONS. (6) And because you are sons, GOD has sent forth the SPIRIT of HIS SON into your hearts, crying out, “ABBA FATHER!”) (Heb.9:15--And for this reason HE is the MEDIATOR of the NEW COVENANT, by means of DEATH, for the REDEMPTION of the TRANSGRESSIONS under the FIRST COVENANT, that those who are called may receive the PROMISE of the eternal inheritance.)

(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. (16) Therefore it is of FAITH that it might be according to GRACE,) (Gen.22:15--Then the Angel of the Lord called to ABRAHAM a second time out of heaven, (16) and said: By MYSELF I have SWORN, says the Lord, BECAUSE you have DONE THIS THING, and have NOT WITHHELD YOUR SON, your ONLY son, (17) in blessing I will BLESS YOU, and in multiplying I will MULTIPLY YOUR DESCENDANTS as the stars of the heaven and as the SAND which is on the seashore; and YOUR DESCENDANTS shall POSSESS the GATE of their ENEMIES. (18) In your SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH shall be BLESSED, BECAUSE you have OBEYED My VOICE.) (God’s grace?)

(Is.48:17--Thus says the Lord your Redeemer, the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL. I am the Lord your GOD, who TEACHES you to PROFIT, who LEADS you BY THE WAY you should GO. (18) Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your PEACE would have been like a river, and your RIGHTEOUSNESS like the waves of the sea. (10) Your DESCENDANTS also would have been like the SAND, and the OFFSPRING of your body like the grains of SAND; HIS NAME would NOT have been CUT OFF nor DESTROYED from before ME.)

(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. (28) To you FIRST, GOD having RAISED UP His Servant JESUS, sent Him to BLESS you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.) (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. (27) Depart from EVIL and do GOOD; and DWELL FOREVERMORE. (28) For the Lord loves JUSTICE, and does not FORSAKE His saints; they are preserved FOREVER, but the descendants of the wicked shall be CUT OFF. (29) The RIGHTEOUS shall INHERIT THE LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (34) WAIT on the LORD and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE shall EXALT you to INHERIT the land.)

(Returning to Rom.4:16--so that the PROMISE might be sure to ALL the SEED, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are OF THE FAITH of ABRAHAM.) (Gal.3:29--And IF you are CHRIST’S then you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) (Jude1:3--Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our COMMON SALVATION, I found it necessary to write to you EXHORTING you to CONTEND EARNESTLY for the FAITH which was ONCE for ALL delivered to the saints.) (Rev.14:6--Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the EVERLASTING GOSPEL to PREACH to those who DWELL ON THE EARTH--to EVERY NATION, tribe tongue, and people--

(Gal.4:22--For it is written that ABRAHAM had TWO sons: the one by a BONDWOMAN, the other by a FREEWOMAN. (23) But he who was of the BONDWOMAN was born according to the FLESH, and he of the FREEWOMAN through PROMISE, (24) which things are SYMBOLIC for these are THE TWO COVENANTS: the one from MOUNT SINAI which give BIRTH to BONDAGE, which is HAGAR--(25) for this HAGAR is MOUNT SINAI in ARABIA, and CORRESPONDS to JERUSALEM which now IS, and in in BONDAGE with her children--(25) but the JERUSALEM ABOVE is FREE, (Sarah) which is THE MOTHER of us ALL.)

(Is.51:1--Listen to Me, you who follow after RIGHTEOUSNESS, you WHO SEEK THE LORD; look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the HOLE of the PIT from which you were dug. (2) Look to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH who BORE YOU.)

(Ps.40:2--He has also brought me up out of a HORRIBLE PIT, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. (3) He has put a NEW SONG in my mouth--praise to our GOD; Many will see it and FEAR, and will TRUST in the Lord. (4) BLESSED is that MAN who makes the LORD his TRUST, and does not RESPECT the PROUD,) (Hosea 5:11--Ephraim is oppressed and broken in JUDGMENT, because HE WILLINGLY WALKED BY HUMAN PRECEPT.) (Jere.17:5--Thus says the Lord: CURSED is the man who TRUSTS in MAN and makes FLESH his STRENGTH, whose heart departs from the Lord. (7) BLESSED in the MAN who TRUSTS in the Lord, and whose HOPE is in THE LORD.(13) O Lord, the HOPE of ISRAEL, ALL who forsake YOU shall be ashamed, those who DEPART from ME shall be written in the earth, BECAUSE they have FORSAKEN the Lord, THE FOUNTAIN of LIVING WATERS. (14) HEAL me O Lord and I shall be HEALED. (16) As for me, I have not hurried away from being a SHEPHERD who FOLLOWS YOU, NOR have I DESIRED THE WOEFUL DAY.)

(Returning to Ps.40:5--Many, O LORD my GOD, are YOUR WONDERFUL WORKS which you have done: and Your thoughts which are toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; (6) SACRIFICE and OFFERING You DID NOT DESIRE; My ears You have OPENED; Burnt offering and SIN OFFERING YOU DID NOT REQUIRE. (7) Then I said, behold, I come in the scroll of the Book it is written of me. (8) I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, O my GOD, and Your law is within my heart. (9) I have proclaimed THE GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUNESS in the GREAT CONGREGATION; indeed I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. (10) I have NOT hidden YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS within my heart; I have declared YOUR FAITHFULNESS and YOUR SALVATION; I have NOT concealed Your lovingkindness and YOUR TRUTH from the GREAT CONGREGATION.)

(Ps.22:25--My praise shall be of You in the GREAT CONGREGATION; I will PAY MY VOWS before those who FEAR HIM. (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. (20) A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted to THE NEXT GENERATION. (31) They WILL COME and declare HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to a people who WILL BE BORN, that HE has DONE this.) (Rom.10:3--For they being IGNORANT of GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS, and seeking to establish THEIR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS,

(Matt.6:33--But SEEK FIRST the KINGDOM of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.) (1 Tim.4:9--This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. (10) For TO THIS END we both LABOR and SUFFER REPROACH, because we TRUST in the LIVING GOD, who is the SAVIOR of ALL men, ESPECIALLY of those who BELIEVE.) (Returning to Is.51:2--LOOK to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH who BORE you; for I called him alone, and BLESSED him and INCREASED him. (3) For the Lord will COMFORT ZION, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her WILDERNESS like EDEN, and her DESERT like the GARDEN of the LORD; JOY and GLADNESS will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. (6,b) but MY SALVATION will be FOREVER, and MY RIGHTEOUSNESS will NOT BE ABOLISHED. (7) Listen to Me, you who KNOW RIGHTEOUSNESS, you people in whose heart is My law: DO NOT FEAR the REPROACH of MEN, nor be afraid of their REVILINGS. (8,b) But MY RIGHTEOUSNESS will BE FOREVER, and MY SALVATION from GENERATION to GENERATION.)

(Rom.9:8--That is those who are the children of the FLESH, these are NOT the CHILDREN of GOD; but the CHILDREN of THE PROMISE are counted as the SEED. (11) For the children not yet being born, nor having done any GOOD or EVIL, that THE PURPOSE of GOD according to ELECTION might STAND, NOT of WORKS but of HIM who CALLS. (13) As it is written, JACOB I have loved, but ESAU I have hated, (14) What shall we say then? IS THERE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS with GOD? CERTAINLY NOT! (15) For He says to MOSES, I WILL have MERCY on WHOMEVER I will have MERCY, and I will have COMPASSION on WHOMEVER I will have COMPASSION. (16) So then IT IS NOT of him WHO WILLS, nor of him WHO RUNS, but OF GOD who SHOWS MERCY. (18) Therefore He has MERCY on whom HE WILLS, and whom HE WILLS HE HARDENS.) (James 2:13,b--MERCY TRIUMPSH over JUDGMENT.)

(Rom.8:1--There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATION to those who are IN Christ Jesus, who DO NOT WALK according to the FLESH, but according to THE SPIRIT. (2) For the law of THE SPIRIT of LIFE in CHRIST has made me FREE from the LAW of SIN and DEATH. (4) that the RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENT of the law might be FULFILLED in us who do not WALK according to THE FLESH but according to THE SPIRIT. (5) For those who live according to the FLESH set their minds on the THINGS of the FLESH; but those who live according to THE SPIRIT the THINGS of THE SPIRIT (9) But you are NOT in the FLESH but in THE SPIRIT, if indeed the SPIRIT of GOD dwells in you. Now if anyone DOES NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is NOT HIS. (10) And if Christ is IN you, the BODY is DEAD because of SIN, but the SPIRIT is LIFE because of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) But if THE SPIRIT of HIM who RAISED JESUS from the DEAD dwells IN you. HE who RAISED Christ from the dead will also GIVE LIFE to your MORTAL BODIES through HIS SPIRIT who DWELLS in you.)

(Acts 2:30--Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that GOD had SWORN with an OATH to him that of the fruit of his body according to the flesh, HE WOULD RAISE UP THE CHRIST to sit on his THRONE, (31) he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the RESURRECTION of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. (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, He poured out this which you now see and hear. (34) For DAVID did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: The Lord said to my Lord SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, (35) till I make YOUR ENEMIES Your footstool.)

(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! (4) The Lord has SWORN and will NOT RELENT, You are a PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK.) (Ps.111:1--I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the ASSEMBLY of the UPRIGHT and in the CONGREATION. (2) The WORKS of the LORD are great, STUDIED by ALL who have PLEASURE in THEM. (3) His WORK is honorable and glorious, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER. (4) He has made HIS WONDERFUL WORKS to be REMEMBERED; the Lord is GRACIOUS and FULL of COMPASSION. (5) He has given FOOD to those who FEAR HIM; HE WILL EVER BE MINDFUL of HIS COVENANT. (6) He has declared to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM the HERITAGE of THE NATIONS. (9) He has sent REDEMPTION to HIS PEOPLE; He has COMMANDED HIS COVENANT FOREVER; Holy and awesome is His name.)

(Returning to Titus 3:7-that having been JUSTIFIED by HIM we should become HEIRS according to the HOPE of ETERNAL life.) (Heb. 6:19--This HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul, both SURE and STEADFAST, and which ENTERS the PRECENSE BEHIND the VEIL. (30) where the FORERUNNER has ENTERED for US, even Jesus, having become HIGH PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK.) (Returning to Titus 3:8--THIS is a FAITHFUL saying, and these things I want you to AFFIRM constantly, that those who have believed in God, should be careful to maintain GOOD WORKS. These are GOOD and PROFITABLE to Men.

(2 Corin.3:9--But if the MINISTRY of CONDEMNATION had GLORY, the MINISTRY of RIGHTEOUSNESS exceeds much more in GLORY. (8) But if the MINISTRY of DEATH, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, HOW WILL THE MINISTRY of the SPIRIT NOT BE MORE GLORIOUS.)

(Heb.8:6--But NOW He has OBTAINED a more excellent MINISTRY, inasmuch as He is also MEDIATOR of a BETTER COVENANT, which is established on BETTER PROMISES. (7) For if that FIRST COVENANT had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second. (8) Because finding fault with them, He says, behold, the days are coming says the Lord when I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of ISRAEL and with the house of JACOB.) (Ps.24:6--This is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (Gen.35:10--And God said to him, “Your name is JACOB; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name. So He called his name ISRAEL.) (Ps.135:4--For the Lord has CHOSEN JACOB for HIMSELF, ISRAEL for HIS SPECIAL TREASURE.) (Jere.10:16--The Portion of JACOB is not like them, for HE is THE MAKER of ALL THINGS, and ISRAEL is the TRIBE of HIS INHERITANCE; The LORD of HOSTS is HIS NAME.)

(Ps.78:68--But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH. (Heb.7:14 The tribe our Lord arose from.) 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) to SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE.) (Ezek.34:29--I will raise up for them a GARDEN of RENOWN, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land nor bear the SHAME of the GENTILES anymore. (30) Thus they shall KNOW that I, the LORD their GOD, am WITH THEM, and that THEY the HOUSE of ISRAEL, ARE MY PEOPLE, says the Lord GOD. (31) YOU are MY FLOCK, the FLOCK of MY PASTURE; you are men, and I AM YOUR GOD, says the Lord GOD.)

(Ezek.11:17--Therefore say, thus says the Lord GOD: I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will GIVE you THE LAND of ISRAEL. (19) Then I will GIVE THEM ONE HEART, and I will put a NEW SPIRIT within THEM, and take the STONY HEART out of their flesh. (20) That they may WALK in My STATUTES and KEEP My JUDGMENTS and do them; and THEY shall be MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD.) (Mal.4:2--But to those who FEAR My name THE SUN of RIGHTEOUSNESS shall ARISE with HEALING IN HIS WINGS. (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 their FATHERS, lest I come and strike the earth with a CURSE.) (Gen.8:21,b--And the Lord said in His heart, I WILL NEVER again CURSE the GROUND for MAN’S SAKE, although the imagination of man’s heart is EVIL from his YOUTH; NOR will I again DESTROY every living things as I have done.)

(John 10:10--The THIEF does not come except to STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more ABUNDANTLY.) (Luke9:56--For the Son of Man did NOT COME to DESTROY men’s lives but to SAVE them.)
Heb.8:10--For THIS is the COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days, says the Lord; I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD and THEY shall be MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE of them shall TEACH his NEIGHBOR and NONE his BROTHER, saying, KNOW THE LORD, for ALL shall KNOW ME; from the LEAST of them to the GREATEST of them.) (John17:1,b--Father the hour has come. GLORIFY Your Son, that Your Son also may GLORIFY You. (2) as You have GIVEN Him AUTHORITY over ALL flesh, that He should give ETERNAL LIFE to as many as You have given Him. (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they may KNOW YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you have SENT.) (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 (In the word) and testify that the FATHER has SENT the SON as SAVIOR of the WORLD.)
(John 15:8--By this My FATHER is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so you WILL BE MY DISCIPLES. (16) You DID NOT CHOOSE Me, but I CHOSE you and appointed you that you should go and BEAR FRUIT and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the FATHER in My name He may GIVE you.) ((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.)

(Returning to Heb.8:12--For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUNESS and their SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I will REMEMBER NO MORE.) (Is.54:9--For this is like the WATERS of NOAH to Me; for as I have SWORN that I WOULD NOT BE ANGRY with you, nor rebuke you. (10) For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but MY KINDNESS shall NOT DEPART FROM YOU, NOR SHALL MY COVENANT of PEACE be REMOVED, says the Lord who has MERCY on you. (13) ALL YOUR CHILDREN shall be TAUGHT by THE LORD, and GREAT shall be THE PEACE of your CHILDREN. (14) In RIGHTEOUSNESS you shall be ESTABLISHED; you shall be far from oppression; for you SHALL NOT FEAR; and from TERROR, for it shall NOT come near you. (15) Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. (17) NO WEAPON formed against you SHALL PROSPER, and every tongue which rises against you in JUDGMENT you shall CONDEMN. THIS is THE HERITAGE of the SERVANTS of the LORD, and their RIGHTEOUSNESS is from ME says the Lord.)
(Jere.51:10--The Lord has REVEALED our RIGHTEOUSNESS, come let us declare in ZION the WORK of the LORD our GOD.) (Ps.90:16--Let YOUR WORK appear to Your servants, and Your GLORY to their children. (17) And let the BEAUTY of the LORD our GOD be UPON US, and establish THE WORK of OUR HANDS for US; Yes, establish the work of our hands.) (Ps.64:9--ALL men shall FEAR, and they shall declare THE WORK of OUR GOD! For they shall wisely consider His doings. (10) The RIGHTEOUS shall be GLAD in the LORD, and TRUST in HIM, and all the UPRIGHT in heart shall GLORY.)

(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.) (Is.60:21--Also your people shall ALL be RIGHTOUS; THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND FOREVER, THE BRANCH of MY PLANTING, the WORK OF MY HANDS, that I may be GLORIFIED.) (Ps.92:13--Those who are PLANTED in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our GOD. (14) They shall still BEAR FRUIT in OLD AGE; they shall be fresh and flourishing, (15) to DECLARE that the LORD is UPRIGHT; He is my rock, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS in HIM.) (Jere.32:38--They shall be MY PEOPLE and I shall be their GOD; (39) then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may FEAR Me FOREVER, for THE GOOD of them and their CHILDREN after them. (40) And I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT with THEM, that I will NOT turn away from doing them GOOD; but I will put My FEAR in their hearts so that they will NOT DEPART FROM ME. (41) Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them GOOD, and I will assuredly PLANT THEM in THIS LAND, with all My heart and with all My soul.) (Matt.15:13,b--Every PLANT which My heavenly FATHER has NOT PLANTED will be UPROOTED.)

(John 7:16,b--My DOCTRINE is NOT Mine, but HIS who SENT Me. (17) If anyone wants to do HIS WILL, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from GOD or whether I SPEAK on My own AUTHORITY. (18) He who speaks from himself SEEKS his OWN GLORY; but HE who seeks the GLORY of the One who SENT HIM is TRUE, and NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is in HIM.)
(2 Corin.5:14--For THE LOVE of CHRIST CONSTRAINS us because we JUDGE thus; that if ONE DIED for ALL, 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. (17) Therefore, if anyone is IN Christ, he is a NEW CREATION; old things have passed away; behold, ALL THINGS have BECOME NEW. (18) NOW all things are OF GOD, who has RECONCILED us to HIMSELF through Jesus Christ, and has GIVEN us the MINISTRY of RECONCILIATION, (19) that is, THAT GOD was IN CHRIST RECONCILING the WORLD to HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES to THEM, and has committed to us THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION. (21) For He made HIM who KNEW NO SIN to be SIN for US, that WE might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD IN HIM.)

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Dennis Carey 28 Nov 2011
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “ Your God reigns!” Romans 8:1-3 "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" You have been so faithful in continually bringing to us, sharing with us, and reminding us of the Good News of God - the news that gives us peace and hope. Thank you, Sharon for this good news reminder,: "There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." What joy these words bring to poor sinners such as I. Keep broadcasting his Word with Boldness Sharon, for great is your reward in heaven. You are a great encourager. Your friend in Jesus always Dennis
Peggy Yengling 21 Nov 2011
Reading through this wonderful message, certain 'lessons' came across strongly to me. Only through God's Mercy, Grace and Love can we be forgiven and receive eternal life with our Father. Our works will not lead us to Heaven - but, once we belong to the Lord, He wants us to do good works for Him, to share His Word and His Love throughout the world. We must live our lives for Him and glorify His Name through our praises. We must let others see our joy in the Lord. Finally, we need to be a people of reconciliation following the example of how God reconcied us to Him through His Son. This was a message of encouragement, Sharon... thank you, as always. for sharing the words that God has given you. Love, Peggy


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