If The Rapture Were To Happen We Would Miss Out On The New Covenant
by Sharon McClean
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If The Rapture Were To Happen We would Miss Out On the New Covenant
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.) John 17:1,b--Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may also 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. (9) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that THEY MAY KNOW YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST WHOM YOU HAVE SENT
(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.) (2 Chron.20:20,b--Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: BELIEVE in the LORD your GOD, and you shall be ESTABLISHED; BELIEVE HIS PROPHETS, and you shall PROSPER.
(John 5:46:--For if you BELIEVED MOSES, you would BELIEVE ME; for he wrote about Me. (47) But if you DO NOT BELIEVE HIS WRITINGS, how will you BELIEVE MY WORDS?) (Returning to 2 Chron.20:21--And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the lord, and who should praise the BEAUTY of HOLINESS as they went out before the army and were saying: PRAISE the LORD, for HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.) (Ps.25:12--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.)
(Is. 49:8,b-- 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.) (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.)
(Returning to Ps.9:10--and those WHO KNOW YOUR NAME will PUT THEIR TRUST IN YOU; For YOU, Lord, have NOT FORSAKEN THOSE WHO SEEK YOU. (11) Sing praises to the Lord who DWELLS in ZION! Declare HIS DEEDS among the people.) (Exodus 3:13--Then MOSES said to GOD, “Indeed when I come to THE CHILDREN of ISRAEL and say to them, THE GOD OF YOUR FATHERS HAS SENT ME TO YOU, and they say to me, WHAT IS HIS NAME?” WHAT shall I SAY to THEM?” (14) And God said to MOSES, I AM WHO I AM. “Thus you shall say to the CHILDREN of ISRAEL: The Lord God of YOUR FATHERS, the GOD of ABRAHAM, the GOD of ISAAC, and the GOD of JACOB, has sent me to you. THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER, and THIS is MY MEMORIAL to ALL GENERATIONS.)
(Ps.24:6--This is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK YOU, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (Ps.59:13,b--And let them KNOW that GOD RULES IN JACOB to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Luke 1:31--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.)
(John16:18--You DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE YOU and appointed you that you should go and BEAR MUCH FRUIT, and that YOUR FRUIT should REMAIN) (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.) (John 15:8--By THIS My FATHER is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so you will BY MY DISCIPLES.) (Ps.135:4--For the Lord has CHOSEN JACOB for HIMSELF, ISRAEL for HIS SPECIAL TREASURE.) (Is.49:6--It is too small a thing that You should be My servant to RAISE UP the TRIBES of JACOB, (8,b) 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.)
(Is.8:8--But you, ISRAEL, are My servant JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, THE DECENDANTS of ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) You whom I have taken from THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, 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.) (Is.42:1--Behold! My SERVANT whom I UPHOLD, My elect One in whom My soul delights! I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM; He will bring forth JUSTICE to the GENTILES. (4) He will NOT FAIL nor be DISCOURAGED, till He has established JUSTICE in the EARTH; )
(Heb.17:2--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.) (John 3:34--For He whom GOD has SENT speaks the WORDS of GOD, for GOD does NOT give the SPIRIT by MEASURE. (35) The FATHER LOVES the SON, and has GIVEN ALL THINGS INTO HIS HAND.)
(Matt. 28:18,b--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) And LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN to the END OF THE WORLD.)
(Ps.2:6--Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. 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.47:2--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. He will CHOOSE our INHERITANCE for US, the EXCELLENCE of JACOB whom He loves.)
(Deut.9:4--Do NOT think in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out before you, saying, BECAUSE OF MY RIGHTEOUNESS the Lord has brought me in to POSSESS this land; (promise land?) but it is because of THE WICKEDNESS of THESE NATIONS that the Lord is driving them out before you. (5) It is NOT because of your RIGHTEOUSNESS or the UPRIGHTNESS of your heart that you go in to possess their land; but BECAUSE of the WICKEDNESS of THESE NATIONS that the Lord drives them out from before you, and that he may FULFILL the WORD which the Lord SWORE to your FATHERS, to ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB. (6) Therefore UNDERSTAND that the Lord your God is not giving you this GOOD LAND to POSSESS because of your RIGHTEOUSNESS, for you are a STIFF-NECKED people.)
(Returning to Ps.47:5--God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet. (6) Sing praises to God, sing praises! (7) For GOD IS THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH; SING PRAISES WITH UNDERSTANDING. (8) GOD REIGNS OVER THE NATIONS; God sits on His HOLY THRONE. (9) The princes of the people have gathered together, the PEOPLE of THE GOD of 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. (20) He (Abraham) did NOT waiver at THE PROMISE of GOD through UNBELIEF, but was STRENGTHENED in FAITH giving glory to God, (21) and being FULLY CONVINCED that what HE had PROMISED HE WAS ALSO ABLE TO PERFORM. (23) And therefore IT WAS ACCOUNTED to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. (23) Now it was NOT WRITTEN for his SAKE ALONE that it was imputed to him, (24) but also FOR US. It shall be IMPUTED to US who BELIEVE in HIM who RAISED UP JESUS our Lord from the DEAD.)
(Acts 13:32--And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS--that PROMISE which was MADE to the FATHERS, (33) God has FULFILLED this for US their CHILDREN, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the SECOND PS; YOU are My Son, today I have BEGOTTEN 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.) (Gal.3:29--And IF you are CHRIST’S, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.)
(Heb. 2:16--For indeed He does NOT give AID to ANGELS, but HE DOES give AID to THE SEED of ABRAHAM.)
(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.65:5--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. (Looking back at verse 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.)
(Jere.10:6--Inasmuch as THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU, O Lord (You are great, and Your name is great in might, (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.) (Is.45:22--LOOK to ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS of THE EARTH! For I AM GOD and there is NO OTHER.) (Returning to Jere.10:10--But THE LORD is the TRUE GOD, HE IS THE LIVING GOD and the EVERLASTING KING.) (1 Chron.16:28--Give to the Lord the GLORY DUE HIS NAME; bring an offering, and come before HIM, oh, worship the Lord in THE BEAUTY of HOLINESS! (30) Tremble before Him, all the earth. THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (31) Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; and let them say AMONG THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNS. (33) Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord, for HE IS COMING TO JUDGE THE EARTH. (34) Oh give thanks to the Lord for HE IS GOOD! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
(Ps.96:7--Give to the Lord the GLORY DUE HIS NAME: bring an offering, and come into HIS COURTS. (9) Oh worship the Lord in THE BEAUTY of HOLINESS! Tremble before Him, ALL the EARTH. (10) Say among the NATIONS, “The LORD REIGNS: THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED: HE SHALL JUDGE the PEOPLES RIGHTEOUSLY. (13) For He is coming to JUDGE the EARTH, HE shall JUDGE the WORLD with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH.) (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. (2) YOUR THRONE is ESTABLISHED from of OLD: YOU ARE FROM EVERLASTING.)
(Is.45:22--LOOK to ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD and there is NO OTHER.) (Daniel 6:26--I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and FEAR before the GOD of DANIEL. For HE IS THE LIVING GOD, and steadfast FOREVER; HIS KINGDOM is the one which shall NOT be DESTROYED, and HIS DOMINION shall ENDURE TO THE END. He DELIVERS and RESCUES; and HE WORKS SIGNS and WONDERS, in heaven and ON EARTH, who has DELIVERED DANIEL from the POWER of THE LIONS.)
(1 Sam.2:10--The ADVERSARIES of the LORD shall be BROKEN in PIECES; from heaven He will thunder AGAINST THEM. THE LORD will JUDGE THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (Ps.82:8--ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH; For YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS.)
(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. (17) 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.) (Zech.8:2--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 JERUSALEM. JERUSALEM shall be called THE CITY OF TRUTH, the MOUNTAIN of THE LORD OF HOSTS, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN.) (Ps.135:21--Blessed be the LORD out of ZION who DWELLS in JERUSALEM.)
(Returning to Is.59:19--So shall they FEAR the NAME of the LORD from the WEST, and HIS GLORY from the RISING OF THE SUN; When the ENEMY comes in LIKE A FLOOD, the SPIRIT of the LORD will lift up a STANDARD AGAINST him)
(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. (2) Your throne is established from of old: You are from everlasting. (3) The FLOODS have lifted up, O Lord, the FLOODS have lifted up THEIR VOICES; 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.)
(Returning to Is.59:19,b-- When the enemy comes in like a FLOOD the SPIRIT of the LORD will LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST him. (20) The REDEEMER WILL COME to ZION, and to those who turn from TRANSGRESSION in JACOB, says the Lord. (21) As for Me, says the Lord, this is MY COVENANT with them: MY SPIRIT WHO IS UPON YOU and MY WORDS which I have put in your MOUTH, shall NOT DEPART FROM YOUR MOUTH, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS’ DECENDANTS, says the Lord, from THIS TIME and FOREVERMORE.)
(Is.61:1--The SPIRIT of the LORD GOD IS UPON ME, because the Lord has ANOINTED Me to preach GOOD TIDINGS to THE POOR, He has SENT Me to HEAL the BROKEN HEARTED, 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;) (Is.34:8--For it is the day of the Lord’s VENGEANCE, the year of RECOMPENSE for the CAUSE of ZION.) (Is.35:3--STRENGTHEN the WEAK HANDS, and make FIRM the FEEL KNEES. (4) Say to those who are FEARFUL-HEARTED, be STRONG, DO NOT FEAR! Behold, your God will COME with VENGEANCE, with the RECOMPENSE of God; He will COME and SAVE YOU. (5) Then the EYES of the BLIND (spiritually blind and deaf?) shall be opened, and the ears of the DEAF shall be UNSTOPPED.)
(Zeph.3:16--In that day it shall be said to JERUSALEM; Do NOT FEAR; ZION let NOT your HANDS be WEAK. (17) The Lord you GOD IN YOUR MIDST, the Mighty One, will SAVE; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will QUIET you with HIS LOVE, He will rejoice over you with SINGING. (18) I WILL GATHER THOSE WHO SORROW OVER THE APPOINTED ASSEMBLY, who are among you, to whom its REPROACH is a burden. (19) Behold, at that time I will DEAL WITH ALL WHO AFFLICT YOU; I WILL GATHER THE LAME and gather those who were DRIVEN OUT; I WILL APPOINT THEM FOR PRAISE and FAME IN EVERY LAND WHERE THEY WERE PUT TO SHAME. (20) At that time I WILL BRING YOU BACK.)
(Matt.13:14--And in them the prophecy of ISAIAH is FULFILLED, which says: HEARING you will HEAR and shall NOT UNDERSTAND, and SEEING you will SEE and NOT PERCEIVE; (15) For the HEART of this people has grown DULL, their EARS are HARD of HEARING, and their EYES they have CLOSED, lest they should SEE with their EYES and HEAR with THEIR EARS, lest they SHOULD UNDERSTAND with HEART and TURN, so that I should HEAL THEM.) (Returning to Is.35:6--Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the DUMB sing. For waters shall BURST FORTH in the WILDERNESS, and STREAMS in the DESERT. (7) The PARCHED ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; (10) And the RANSOMED of the LORD shall RETURN, and COME to ZION with SINGING, with EVERLASTING JOY on their heads. They shall OBTAIN JOY and GLADNESS, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(Returning to Is.61:2--to comfort those who MOURN IN ZION, 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.) (Is.60:21--Also your people shall ALL be RIGHTEOUS; they shall INHERIT THE LAND FOREVER, THE BRANCH OF MY PLANTING, THE WORK OF MY HANDS; THAT I MAY BE GLORIFIED.) (Matt.15:13,b--Every PLANT which MY HEAVENLY FATHER has NOT PLANTED WILL BE UPROOTED.)
(Jere.32:38--They shall be MY PEOPLE, and I will be THEIR GOD; (29) 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. (42) For thus says the Lord: Just as I have brought ALL this GREAT CALAMITY on THIS PEOPLE, so I WILL BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD that I have PROMISED THEM.)
(Jere.31:28--And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to PLUCK UP, to BREAK DOWN, to throw down, to DESTROY, and to AFFLICT, so I will watch over them TO BUILD and to PLANT, says the LORD.) (Jere.24:6--For I will set My eyes on them for GOOD, and I will BRING THEM BACK to this LAND; (promise land?) I will BUILD THEM and not PULL THEM DOWN, and I WILL PLANT THEM and NOT PLUCK UP. (7) Then I will give them A HEART TO KNOW ME, that I AM THE LORD; and THEY shall be MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD for THEY SHALL RETURN TO ME WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART.) (2 Chron. 15:12--Then they entered into COVENANT to SEEK the LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS WITH ALL THEIR HEART and with ALL THEIR SOUL;)
(Deut.4:35--To you it was SHOWN, that you might KNOW that the LORD HIMSELF is GOD: that there is NONE OTHER BESIDES HIM. (36) Out of heaven He let you HEAR HIS VOICE, that He might INSTRUCT you; On EARTH He SHOWED you HIS GREAT FIRE, and you HEARD HIS WORDS OUT OF THE MIDST OF THE FIRE.) (Jere.23:29--Is not MY WORD like a FIRE? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?)
(returning to Deut.4:37--And because He loved your FATHERS, therefore HE CHOSE their DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you out of EGYPT with HIS PRESENCE, and with HIS MIGHTY POWER, driving out from before you NATIONS GREATER and MIGHTIER than you, to bring you in, to THEIR LAND (Promise land?) as an INHERITANCE, AS IT IS THIS DAY. (39) Therefore KNOW this day, and CONSIDER it in your HEART, that the LORD HIMSELF IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE and ON THE EARTH BENEATH; there is NO OTHER. (40) You shall therefore keep His STATUTES and HIS COMMANDMENTS which I COMMAND you today, that it may GO WELL with YOU and with YOUR CHILDREN AFTER you, and that you may PROLONG YOUR DAYS in the land which the LORD your GOD is GIVING YOU FOR ALL TIME.)
(Mal.4:2--But to you 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.)
(Is.13:9--Behold, THE DAY of THE LORD comes CRUEL, with BOTH WRATH) (1 Thess.5:9--For GOD DID NOT APPOINT US TO WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.) (Returning to Is.13:9-- and FIERCE ANGER, to LAY THE LAND DESOLATE;) (Ezek.22:30--So I SOUGHT FOR A MAN AMONG THEM WHO WOULD MAKE A WALL, and STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME ON BEHALF OF THE LAND, THAT I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT; BUT I FOUND NO ONE.) (Returning to Is.13:13--EVERYONE who is FOUND will be THRUST THROUGH, and every one who is captured will fall by the sword, (16) THEIR CHILDREN also will BE DASHED TO PIECES BEFORE THEIR EYES;)
(Luke 1:68--Blessed is the Lord God of ISRAEL, for He has visited and redeemed His people, (69) And has raised up a HORN of SALVATION for US in the house of His servant DAVID, (70) As he spoke by the mouth of HIS HOLY PROPHETS, who have been since the world began. (71) That we should be SAVED from our ENEMIES and from the HAND of ALL who HATE US, (72) To PERFORM the MERCY PROMISED to OUR FATHERS and to REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, (73) The OATH HE SWORE to OUR FATHER ABRAHAM: (74) To grant us that we, BEING DELIVERED FROM THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES, might serve Him without FEAR, (75) in HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS before Him ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIFE. (77) To give KNOWLEDGE of SALVATION to HIS PEOPLE by the REMISSION of their SINS, (78) through the TENDER MERCY of our GOD, with which the DAYSPRING from on high has VISITED US; (79) To give LIGHT to those who sit in DARKNESS and the SHADOW of DEATH, to GUIDE OUR FEET into the WAY of PEACE.) (Luke 1:54--He has helped his servant ISRAEL, in REMEMBRANCE of HIS MERCY, (55) As He spoke to our FATHERS, to ABRAHAM and to HIS SEED FOREVER.)
(Ps.105:8--He has remembered HIS COVENANT FOREVER, the WORD which he COMMANDED for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS. (9) THE COVENANT when HE MADE WITH ABRAHAM, and HIS OATH to ISAAC, (10) and CONFIRMED it to JACOB for a statute, to ISRAEL for an EVERLASTING COVENANT.)
(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. (17) For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I will REMEMBER NO MORE. (18) In that He says A NEW COVENANT, He has made the FIRST OBSOLETE and GROWING OLD is READY TO VANISH AWAY.)
(Ps.22:27--ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to the LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES o the NATIONS shall WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For the KINGDOM is the LORD’S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.) Heb.9:15--And for THIS REASON HE IS THE MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, by means of DEATH, for the REDEMPTON of the TRANSGRESSIONS UNDER the FIRST COVENANT, that those who are CALLED may RECEIVE the PROMISE of the ETERNAL INHERITANCE.)
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The soon return of our blessed Lord and Savior is the next and greatest event on God's prophetic calendar. How it warms my heart to think of this near future event in light of our troubled world today. It also reminds us of our awesome responsibility to ensure that the gospel gets out to everyone; that everyone hears of God's awesome message of salvation. Praise the Lord! He is coming! Thank you Sharon for reminding us of God's blessed future plans for us; and that the future for us is a bright and glorious one!!
You beautiful sweet wonderful woman, how I love your dear spirit. I know from where you come on this matter and I know how much you love the Lord therefor, I know I will see you on the way up. Only one of us will be surprised but, both of us will be delighted. Love you much. Lucian
Sharon, there are so many verses that you have cited here that speak to the New Covenant. To my knowledge, no where in the Bible is anything written about the Rapture, whereas look at all the references to the New Covenant: LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, even to THE END OF THE AGE. (KJV) The earth shall not be moved. HIS KINGDOM is the one which shall NOT be DESTROYED, and HIS DOMINION shall ENDURE TO THE END. Thus says the Lord: I will RETURN to ZION, and DWELL IN THE MIDST OF JERUSALEM. As for Me, says the Lord, this is MY COVENANT with them: MY SPIRIT WHO IS UPON YOU and MY WORDS which I have put in your MOUTH, shall NOT DEPART FROM YOUR MOUTH, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTSâ€™ DECENDANTS, says the Lord, from THIS TIME and FOREVERMORE. Also your people shall ALL be RIGHTEOUS; they shall INHERIT THE LAND FOREVER, THE BRANCH OF MY PLANTING, THE WORK OF MY HANDS; THAT I MAY BE GLORIFIED. Heb.9:15--And for THIS REASON HE IS THE MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT...that those who are CALLED may RECEIVE the PROMISE of the ETERNAL INHERITANCE. Thank you, once again, for enlightening us with God's Word and laying His Wisdom before us. Love, Peggy