Our most holy and glorious heavenly Father, we just lift our hearts in praise and adoration to the greatest and most powerful being in every
place in heaven and on earth and beyond. Who gave His beloved Son, that we may live and that He might bring us back to You.
We just lift the glorious name of Your precious Son up to You, for we read in Ps.72:5--They shall FEAR You as long as the sun and moon ENDURE, THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (6) He shall COME DOWN LIKE THE RAIN UPON THE MOWN GRASS, LIKE SHOWERS THAT WATER THE EARTH. (8) He shall have DOMINION also from SEA to SEA, and the River to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (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.
And again we read in Deut. 32:1--Give ear, o heavens, and I will speak; and HEAR, O EARTH, THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH. (2) Let MY TEACHING DROP as the RAIN, My speech distill as the dew, as RAINDROPS on the tender herb, and as SHOWERS ON THE GRASS. (2) For I PROCLAIM THE NAME OF THE LORD: ASCRIBE GREATNESS TO OUR GOD. (8) He is THE ROCK, HIS WORK IS PERFECT; For all His ways are JUSTICE, a GOD of TRUTH and WITHOUT INJUSTICE; RIGHTEOUS and UPRIGHT IS HE. (Hosea 6:3--Let us KNOW, let us PURSUE the KNOWLEDGE of THE LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will COME to US like THE RAIN, LIKE THE LATTER and FORMER RAIN to the earth.)
You have said in the book of Isaiah 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.) (Then we read again in Is.45:22--LOOK TO ME, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER.) Oh most holy Father I AM looking to You for You said this and I believe it!!!
We read in Pro.16:14--As messengers of DEATH is the KING’S WRATH, but a WISE MAN will appease. Then we read in 1 Thess. 5:9-For God did not appoint us to WRATH but to OBTAIN SALVATION THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. And again we read in 2 Thess.2:13--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.
Lord we are calling to You from the ENDS OF THE EARTH and we praise You with our whole heart. For we see in Ps. 22:25--My praise shall be of You in the GREAT CONGREGATION; I will PAY MY VOWS BEFORE THOSE WHO FEAR HIM. (26) The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who SEEK HIM will PRAISE THE LORD. (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 LORDS, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.
Ps. 66:7-- He RULES by HIS POWER FOREVER; His eyes observe THE NATIONS; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves. Ps.86:8--Among the gods THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU, O LORD; nor are there any WORKS LIKE YOUR WORKS. (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. Ps.89:8--O Lord God of hosts, who is MIGHTY LIKE YOU, O LORD? YOUR FAITHFULNESS also surrounds YOU. (9) YOU RULE THE RAGING OF THE SEA; when its waves rise, YOU STILL THEM. (11) The HEAVENS are YOURS, the EARTH ALSO is YOURS; the WORLD and ALL ITS FULLNESS. YOU HAVE FOUNDED THEM. (13) YOU HAVE A MIGHTY ARM; STRONG IS YOUR HAND and HIGH is YOUR RIGHT HAND.
Then we read in 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 RIGHTHAND 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. Then we are told in 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. (His own body?) Ex.25:8--And let them make ME a SANCTUARY, THAT I MAY DWELL AMONG THEM. 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. You are a great and mighty King O Lord and Your enemies shall NOT OUTWIT YOU.
2 Chron. 30:6,b--Children of ISRAEL, RETURN TO THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC; and ISRAEL: then HE WILL RETURN TO THE REMNANT of YOU WHO HAVE ESCAPED FROM THE LAND of the KINGS of ASSYRIA. (8) Now do not be stiff-necked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the LORD and ENTER HIS SANCTUARY, which He has SANCTIFIED FOREVER, and SERVE the LORD YOUR GOD, that the fierceness of His WRATH may turn away from you. (9) For if you RETURN to the LORD, your BRETHREN and your CHILDREN will be treated with COMPASSION by those who lead them captive, so that they may COME BACK to THIS LAND: (Promise land?) for the LORD your GOD is GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL, and will NOT TURN HIS FACE from you if your RETURN to HIM.
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. Jere.4:1--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.
Jere.9:23--Thus says the LORD: Let not the wise man GLORY in HIS WISDOM, let not the MIGHTY man GLORY in his RICHES; (24) But let him who GLORIES GLORY in THIS, that HE UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS ME, that I AM THE LORD, EXERCISING LOVINGKINDNESS, JUDGMENT, and RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE EARTH. For IN THESE I DELIGHT, says the LORD. 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, (10) But the LORD is the TRUE GOD; HE IS the LIVING GOD and the EVERLASTING KING. Jere.51:10--The LORD has REVEALED our RIGHTEOUSNESS, COME and LET US DECLARE IN ZION, the WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD.
(Ps.9:11--Sing PRAISES to the LORD, who DWELLS in ZION! Declare HIS DEEDS among the people. (13) Have MERCY on me, O LORD! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of DEATH, (14) That I may TELL of YOUR PRAISE, in the GATES of THE DAUGHTER OF ZION. I will REJOICE in YOUR SALVATION. Ps. 132:8--ARISE O LORD, to YOUR RESTING PLACE, YOU and the ARK of YOUR STRENGTH. (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. Ps.146:10--The LORD SHALL REIGN FOREVER--YOUR GOD, O ZION, to ALL GENERATIONS.
Ps.65:1--PRAISE is AWAITING YOU, O GOD, in ZION; and to YOU the VOW SHALL BE PERFORMEND. (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, and of the far-off seas. Isaiah 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 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 INSCRIBED YOU ON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS; your walls are continually before Me. (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 ALL AS AN ORNAMENT, and BIND THEM ON YOU as A BRIDE DOES. (22) Thus says the LORD GOD: “Behold, I WILL LIFT MY HAND IN AN OATH TO THE NATIONS, and SET UP MY STANDARD FOR THE PEOPLES; They shall bring your sons in their arms and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. (23) Kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. THEN YOU WILL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD, for they shall NOT BE ASHAMED WHO WAIT FOR ME.
1 Peter 2:6--Therefore it is also contained in the 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. (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. Acts 4:10--”Let it be KNOWN to you ALL, and to all the people of ISRAEL, that by the name of JESUS CHRIST of NAZARETH, whom you crucified, WHOM GOD RAISED FROM THE DEAD, by HIM this man stands here before you whole. (11) THIS is THE STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED BY YOU BUILDERS, WHICH HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (12) Nor is there SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED.
Our gracious heavenly Father as I read and put You in remembrance of these words, my heart just sings. We praise You for Your beloved Son who gave His life for all of us. No greater love has anyone ever known or could EVER know. Thank You with all of our heart for giving us of your Spirit and letting us see that You have sent Your Son as SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. Because we read in 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 HIS SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. We praise You with our whole hearts for we read in The second Ps. These holy and precious words about Your Son.
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 (ASK OF ME and I WILL GIVE YOU, the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE, and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. Father I humbly stand here on this second Ps. And ask these words of You. I love these words in Is. 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! I also love these words. 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. Then looking back at Is.52:10 we read: The Lord has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the NATIONS; and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD. Oh Father that is my prayer!!!
We read in Is.49:6--Indeed He says, It is too small a thing that You should be MY SERVANT to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, (Ps24:6-- THIS is JACOB the generation of those who seek God.) 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. Then looking down at verse 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, to cause them to inherit the desolate HERITAGES.
Oh most holy Father, I am asking You to send Your Son to RESTORE the EARTH. For it has sunk to a very low place. It is filled with violence, greed and murder because Your people have forgotten You. Please reach down and lift back up Your fallen child, so that it may dwell in Your presence. I am praying this in regards to the exhortation in Your word found in 1 Tim 2:1--Therefore I exhort FIRST OF ALL that SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS, and GIVING OF THANKS be made for ALL MEN, (2) for kings and ALL who are in AUTHORITY, that we may lead A QUIET and PEACEABLE LIFE in all godliness and reverence. (3) For this is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE in THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR SAVIOR, (4) Who DESIRES ALL MEN TO BE SAVED and to COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. (5) For there is ONE GOD and ONE MEDIATOR between GOD and MEN, the MAN CHRIST JESUS, (6) WHO GAVE HIS LIFE A RANSOM FOR ALL, to be TESTIFIED IN DUE TIME.
Father we know You don’t want Your Son to be short changed nor do I, nor do many others who may agree with us. IF IT IS YOUR DESIRE THAT ALL MEN BE SAVED and COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH, that should be OUR DESIRE AS WELL.
Father I am asking You to BRIGHTEN YOUR SON until He is able to LIGHT UP THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Cause His face to shine in every corner. Give Him power over all of our enemies till we see them defeated and Satan no longer has a heavy hand over us. Because we read in Col. 2:14--Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way; HAVING NAILED IT TO THE CROSS. (15) HAVING DISARMEND PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS, He made a public spectacle ot them, TRIUMPING OVER THEM IN IT. Oh Father may you now please bring these words not just to pass but to STAY. For in James we read that MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT. (James 2:13)
Father all of Your word looks good on paper, but YOU are the ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE IT WORK. Please set Your GOOD WORD IN ACTION NOW, as JESUS HAS PAID THE PRICE FOR IT ALL. For Yours is the POWER, the GLORY, the KINGDOM, and the VICTORY FOREVER and EVER. AMEN and AMEN!!!
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Dear Sharon... I loved the way you inserted your own prayers in-between the Scripture verses! I also loved your petition to the Lord "to BRIGHTEN YOUR SON until He is able to LIGHT UP THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD." And, I join you in praying that God will begin to act upon His promises to touch the world and make His Word known. Thank you for inspiring us to praise God with even greater passion and to acknowledge His greatness in all things! God bless you, dear friend. Love, Peggy