Let Us Declare In Zion The Work Of The Lord Our God
by Sharon McClean
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Jere. 51:10-The Lord has REVEALED our RIGHTEOUSNESS, come and LET US DECLARE in ZION THE WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD. Ps. 102:18-This will be written for THE GENERATION to COME, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. (19) For He looked down from the height of HIS SANCTUARY; FROM HEAVEN the Lord viewed the earth, (20) To hear the groaning of the prisoner, to loose those appointed to death, (21) TO DECLARE THE NAME OF THE LORD IN ZION, and HIS PRAISE in JERUSALEM, (22) when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms to serve the Lord. (23) He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days. (24) I said, “O MY GOD, DO NOT TAKE ME AWAY IN THE MIDST OF MY DAYS; YOUR YEARS ARE THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. 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. 66:1-Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! (2) Sing out THE HONOR of His NAME: Make HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS. (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; They shall sing praises to YOUR NAME. (5) Come and see THE WORKS OF GOD; HE IS AWESOME IN HIS DOING TOWARD THE SONS OF MEN.
A declaration is coming forth
A decree has been made that will stand.
From every direction unto the North,
Come worship the God of the land!
2 Kings 17:22-For THE CHILDREN of ISRAEL walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did NOT depart from them, (23) UNTIL THE LORD REMOVED ISRAEL OUT OF HIS SIGHT, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. SO ISRAEL was carried away from THEIR OWN LAND to ASSYRIA, AS IT IS TO THIS DAY. (Is. 10:5-Woe to ASSYRIA, THE ROD of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation. (7) Yet he DOES NOT MEAN SO, NOR DOES HIS HEART THINK SO; BUT IT IS IN HIS HEART TO DESTROY, and CUT OFF NOT A FEW NATIONS.) (Pro. 14:12-There is A WAY that SEEMS RIGHT to a man, but ITS END is THE WAY of DEATH.) (John 6:32-but MY FATHER GIVES you THE TRUE BREAD from heaven. (33) For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and GIVES LIFE to THE WORLD.)
Is. 46:9-REMEMBER the former things of old, for I am God, and there is NO other; I am God and there is none like Me, (10) DECLARING THE END from THE BEGINNING, and from ANCIENT times things that are NOT YET DONE, saying, “MY COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all My pleasure. Is. 45:21-Tell and bring forth your case; yes, let them take COUNSEL together. Who has DECLARED this from ANCIENT 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.
Returning to Is. 10:22-For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, yet A REMNANT of them will RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED shall OVERFLOW with RIGHTEOUSNESS. (23) For the Lord God of hosts will MAKE A DETERMINED END IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE LAND. 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.) (Is .45:8- 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.
Returning to Is. 10: 24-Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O MY PEOPLE, who DWELL IN ZION, do NOT be afraid of the ASSYRIAN. He shall strike you with A ROD and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of EGYPT. (Is. 8:7-Now therefore, behold, the Lord brings up over them the waters of the River, strong and mighty—THE KING of ASSYRIA and all his glory; He will go up over all his channels and go over his banks. (8) He will pass through JUDAH, He will overflow and pass over, He will reach up to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings WILL FILL THE BREADTH OF YOUR LAND, O IMMANUEL.)
Ezekiel 21:9-“Son of man, PROPHESY and say, “Thus says the Lord! Say: A SWORD is SHARPENED and also polished! (10) Sharpened to make a DREADFUL SLAUGHTER, POLISHED to FLASH like LIGHTNING! Should we then make mirth? IT DESPISES THE SCEPTER of MY SON, as it does ALL WOOD. (Jere. 10:8-A WOODEN IDOL is A WORTHLESS DOCTRINE.) (11) And He has given it to be POLISHED, that it may be handled; THIS SWORD is SHARPENED, and it is POLISHED to be given into THE HAND OF THE SLAYER. (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; Therefore strike YOUR THIGH. (13) BECAUSE IT IS A TESTING, and WHAT IF THE SWORD DESPISES EVEN THE SCEPTER? The SCEPTER shall be NO MORE.
(Jere. 11:19-But I was like a DOCILE LAMB brought TO THE SLAUGHTER, and I DID NOT KNOW that they had DEVISED schemes against me, saying, “Let us DESTROY THE TREE with ITS FRUIT, and LET US CUT HIM OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING, that HIS NAME BE REMEMBERED NO MORE.) ( Pro. 14:22- Do they not GO ASTRAY who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD.)
Pro. 24:11-DELIVER those who are DRAWN toward DEATH, and HOLD BACK those STUMBLING TO THE SLAUGHTER. (12) If you say, “SURELY WE DID NO KNOW THIS,” Does not He WHO WEIGHS THE HEARTS CONSIDER IT? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds? (13) My son, EAT HONEYCOMB which is SWEET to your TASTE; (14) So SHALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF WISDOM be to your soul; IF YOU HAVE FOUND IT THERE IS A PROSPECT, AND YOUR HOPE WILL NOT BE CUT OFF.
Amos 9:9-For surely I will command, and WILL SIFT the house of ISRAEL among all nations, as GRAIN is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. (10) All the SINNERS of MY PEOPLE shall die by the sword, who say, “The CALAMITY shall not overtake us NOR confront us.) (Ps. 25:8-GOOD and UPRIGHT is the Lord; therefore HE TEACHES SINNERS in THE WAY. 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. (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.) (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. 16:5-IN MERCY the THRONE WILL be ESTABLISHED; and one will sit on it IN TRUTH, in THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID, JUDGING and SEEKING JUSTICE and HASTENING RIGHTEOUNESS.) (Is. 33:20-Look upon ZION, THE CITY OF OUR APPOINTED FEASTS; You eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet habitation, A TABERNACLE that WILL NOT be TAKEN DOWN; Not one of its stakes will ever be removed, NOR will any of ITS CORDS be BROKEN. (21) BUT THERE THE MAJESTIC LORD WILL BE FOR US.) (Ps. 93:1-The LORD REIGNS, He is clothed WIH MAJESTY; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with STRENGTH. SURELY THE WORLD IS ESTABLISHED, SO THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED.)
Returning to 2 Kings 17:25-And it was so, at the beginning of their dwelling there, THAT THEY DID NOT FEAR THE LORD; therefore THE LORD SENT LIONS AMONG THEM, which killed some of them. (26) So they spoke to the king of ASSYRIA, saying, “The nations whom you have removed and placed in the cities of Samaria DO NOT KNOW THE RITUALS OF THE GOD OF THE LAND; THEREFORE HE HAS SENT LIONS AMONG THEM, and indeed, they are killing them BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW THE RITUALS OF THE GOD OF THE LAND.” (27) Then the king of ASSYRIA commanded, saying, “Send there one of the priests whom you brought from there; let him go and dwell there, and LET HIM TEACH THEM THE RITUALS OF THE GOD OF THE LAND.” (28) Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt IN BETHEL, (House of God, scene of Jacob’s ladder) AND TAUGHT THEM HOW THEY SHOULD FEAR THE LORD.)
2 Chron. 7:13-When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command locusts to devour THE LAND, or send pestilence AMONG MY PEOPLE, (14) “IF MY PEOPLE who are called by MY NAME will HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE, (Ps. 67:1-God be MERCIFUL to us and BLESS us, and CAUSE HIS FACE to SHINE upon us. (2) That YOUR WAY may be KNOWN on EARTH, YOUR SALVATION among ALL NATIONS.) and TURN from THEIR wicked ways, THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN and WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN and HEAL THEIR LAND. (17) As for you, (Solomon) if you walk before Me as your father David WALKED, (Amos 3:3-Can two WALK together, UNLESS they are AGREED?) (Remember David was a man after God’s own heart!) And do according to all that I HAVE COMMANDED you, and if you KEEP MY STATUTES and MY JUDGMENTS, (18) THEN I WILL ESTABLISH THE THRONE OF YOUR KINGDOM, as I COVENANTED with DAVID your father, saying, “YOU SHALL NEVER FAIL TO HAVE A MAN AS RULER IN ISRAEL.
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 their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. 1 Kings 8:1-Now Solomon assembled the elders of ISRAEL and ALL the HEADS of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of ISRAEL, to King Solomon in JERUSALEM, that THEY MIGHT BRING UP THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD FROM THE CITY OF DAVID, WHICH IS ZION. (9) There was nothing in THE ARK except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there AT HOREB, WHEN THE LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, when they came OUT of EGYPT.
Deut. 5:2-The Lord our God MADE A COVENANT WITH US IN HOREB. The Lord did not make this covenant with our fathers, BUT WITH US, THOSE WHO ARE HERE TODAY, ALL OF US WHO ARE ALIVE. Heb. 8:9-Not according to THE COVENANT that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in MY COVENANT and I DISREGARDED THEM, says the Lord. (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; 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. (12) For I WILL BE MERCIFUL to THEIR UNRIGHTEOUNESS, and THEIR SINS and THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. (13) In that He says a new covenant, He has made the first OBSOLETE and growing old is ready to VANISH away.
Heb. 9:15-And for this reason He s the Mediator of THE NEW COVENANT, by means of death, for THE REDEMPTION of THE TRANSGRESSIONS under THE FIRST COVNANT. Is. 49:8- I will preserve You and GIVE YOU as A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, (6) 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 MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT.)
I believe that it is very important to insert this information here to help bring clarity! Hosea 12:3-He (Jacob) took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength HE STRUGGLED WITH GOD. (4) Yes, HE STRUGGLED WITH THE ANGEL and PREVAILED; HE WEPT and SOUGHT FAVOR FROM HIM, HE FOUND HIM IN BETHEL, and THERE HE SPOKE TO US—(5) That is, THE LORD GOD of HOSTS. THE LORD IS HIS MEMORIAL. (6) So you, BY THE HELP OF YOUR GOD, RETURN; OBSERVE MERCY and JUSTICE, and WAIT ON YOUR GOD CONTINUALLY. Ps. 24:3-WHO may ascend into THE HILL of the Lord? Or WHO may stand IN HIS HOLY PLACE? (6) THIS is JACOB, THE GENERATION of THOSE WHO SEEK HIM, WHO SEEK YOUR FACE. (Pro. 16:15-In the light of the king’s FACE is LIFE, and HIS FAVOR is like a cloud of THE LATTER RAIN.) 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. (Gen. 32:28-And HE SAID to him, “What is your name:” And he said “JACOB.” (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.” (Eph. 6:12-For we do not WRESTLE against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.)
Job 2:1-Again there was a day when THE SONS OF GOD came to present themselves before the Lord, AND SATAN CAME ALSO AMONG THEM to present himself before the Lord. (2) And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “FROM GOING TO AND FRO ON THE EARTH, and FROM WALKING back and forth ON IT.”
Do not forget for one moment that the Lord allowed Satan to test Job! (2 Corin. 11:14- And no wonder! For SATAN himself TRANSFORMS himself INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT.) (How may we be aware of him? The word gives us some clues!) 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. (Then we have this account in the Gospel of Luke!) Luke 9:51-Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He STEADFASTLY SET HIS FACE TO GO TO JERUSALEM. (52) and sent messengers before HIS FACE. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. (53) BUT they DID NOT RECEIVE HIM, because HIS FACE was set for the journey to JERUSALEM. (54) And WHEN His DISCIPLES James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to COMMAND FIRE to COME DOWN from heaven and CONSUME THEM, just as ELIJAH did? (55) But He turned and REBUKED them, and said, “YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT MANNER OF SPIRIT YOU ARE OF. (56) For the Son of Man DID NOT COME TO DESTROY MEN’S LIVES but TO SAVE THEM.”)
1 Peter 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. (13) Therefore gird up the loins of your mind BE SOBER, and REST YOUR HOPE FULLY upon THE GRACE that is to be brought to you at THE REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST; 1 Peter 5:8-BE SOBER, be vigilant; because YOUR ADVERSARY the devil walks about like a roaring LION, seeking whom he may devour. (9) RESIST him, steadfast in THE FAITH, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by YOUR BROTHERHOOD IN THE WORLD. (10) But may THE GOD OF ALL GRACE, who called us to His eternal GLORY by Christ Jesus, AFTER you have SUFFERED a while, PERFECT, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN, and SETTLE YOU.
1 Thess. 5:6-Therefore let us NOT SLEEP as others do, (As the ten virgins who all slept and their lamps went out. For SLOTHFULNESS casts one into a DEEP SLEEP.) but let US WATCH and BE SOBER. (7) For those who SLEEP, SLEEP AT NIGHT, (Job 36:20-Do not desire THE NIGHT, when people are cut off in their place.) and those who are DRUNK are DRUNK at NIGHT. (Is. 29:9-Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are DRUNK, but not with intoxicating drink. (10) For the Lord has poured out on you THE SPIRIT OF DEEP SLEEP, and has CLOSED YOUR EYES, namely, THE PROPHETS, and has covered your heads, namely the seers.)
Ezekiel 13:4-O Israel, YOUR PROPHETS are like foxes in the deserts. (5) You have NOT gone up into THE GAPS to build a wall for the house of ISRAEL to STAND IN BATTLE on THE DAY OF THE LORD. (6) They have envisioned FUTILITY and FALSE DIVINATION, saying “Thus says the Lord! But the Lord has NOT SENT THEM; yet THEY HOPE that THE WORD may BE CONFIRMED. (John 3:17-For God did not SEND His Son into the world, to condemn the world, but that THE WORLD through Him MIGHT BE SAVED. Rom. 15:8-Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for THE TRUTH of GOD, TO CONFIRM THE PROMISES MADE TO THE FATHERS, (9) and that THE GENTILES might glorify GOD for HIS MERCY.
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 RASIED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the second Psalm: “You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Titus 2:11-For THE GRACE OF GOD THAT BRINGS SALVATION has appeared to all men, (12) teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldy lusts, we should live SOBERLY, RIGHTEOUSLY, and godly in this PRESENT age, (13) LOOKING FOR THE BLESSED HOPE and GLORIOUS APPEARING OF OUR GREAT GOD, and Savior Jesus Christ, (14) who gave Himself for us, that HE MIGHT REDEEM us from every lawless deed and PURIFY for HIMSELF HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, zealous for good works. (15) Speak THESE THINGS, EXHORT, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. Titus 3:1-REMIND them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey to BE READY for EVERY GOOD WORK, (2) to speak evil of NO ONE, to be PEACEABLE, GENTLE, showing all HUMILITY to ALL MEN. (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.
1 John 4:9-IN THIS the LOVE of GOD was MANIFESTED toward us, THAT GOD HAS SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON into THE WORLD, that we might LIVE through Him. (10) IN THIS is LOVE, NOT that we loved God, BUT that He loved us and SENT His Son to be THE PROPITIATION for our sins. (1 John 2:2-And He Himself is THE PROPITIATION for our sins, and NOT FOR OURS ONLY but ALSO FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. (Dict. def. of PROPITIATION: Christ and His life and death as a means by which the RECONCILIATION of GOD and MANKIND is ATTAINED.) (2 Corin. 5:19-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.) (Meaning He wants to be friends again and wants the world to know, that He is WANTS TO BE THERE FOR THEM, not AGAINST THEM!)
Returning to 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 1:14-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. 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. John 3:16-For GOD so LOVED the WORLD that HE GAVE His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes IN HIM should not perish but have everlasting LIFE. (17) For God did not SEND His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the WORLD through HIM might be SAVED. (Some men while talking to Jesus, asked Him this question!) John 28-Then they said to Him, “WHAT shall WE DO, that WE MAY WORK the WORKS of GOD?” (29) Jesus answered and said to them, “THIS is THE WORK of GOD, that YOU BELIEVE in HIM whom HE SENT.”)
Returning to 1 Thess. 5:8-But let us who are of THE DAY be SOBER, putting on THE BREASTPLATE of FAITH, and as A HELMET the HOPE OF SALVATION. (9) For God did NOT APPOINT US to WRATH, but TO OBTAIN SALVATION through Jesus Christ our Lord. Heb. 9:28-To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART from sin, FOR SALVATION.
Unfortunately, so many Christians do not believe that the Old Testament holds much promise for today, but it holds the very promise that God sent His Son to die for!
Gal. 3:13-Christ has redeemed us from THE CURSE of THE LAW, having become A CURSE FOR US (for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”) (14) THAT THE BLESSING of ABRAHAM MIGHT COME UPON THE GENTILES in CHRIST JESUS, that we might receive THE PROMISE of THE SPIRIT through FAITH. (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. (14) For if those who are of the law are heirs, FAITH is MADE VOID and THE PROMISE of NO EFFECT, (15) because THE LAW BRINGS ABOUT WRATH; for where there is NO LAW there is NO TRANSGRESSION.
(Gal. 3:10-For as many AS ARE OF THE WORKS OF THE LAW ARE UNDER THE CURSE: (13) Christ has REDEEMED us from THE CURSE of THE LAW, having become a curse for us (for it is written cursed is everyone who HANGS ON A TREE.) (You see, He took the curse of the law upon Himself and died to it for us, 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. (Rom. 8:4) Christ did not come to do away with the law BUT TO FULFILL THE LAW.) (Gal. 5:14-For ALL THE LAW IS FULFILLED in ONE WORD, (LOVE) even in this: “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.)
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 JESUS has MADE ME FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN and DEATH.) (This does NOT give us a license to sin, but a license to LOVE!) (Rom. 13:8-Owe no one anything except TO LOVE one another, for HE WHO LOVES ANOTHER has FULFILLED THE LAW.) (James 2:8-If you really FULFILL the ROYAL LAW according the the Scripture, “You shall LOVE you neighbor as YOURSELF, you DO WELL; (9) but if you show PARTIALITY, you commit SIN and are CONVICTED by THE LAW as TRANSGRESSORS.) Rom. 13:10-LOVE does NO HARM to a NEIGHBOR; therefore LOVE is THE FULFILLMENT of THE LAW.
Joel 2:11-For the day of the Lord is great and VERY TERRIBLE; WHO can ENDURE IT? (12) Now, therefore, says the Lord, “TURN to Me WITH ALL YOUR HEART, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. (13) So rend YOUR HEART and not your garments; RETURN to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and MERCIFUL, slow to anger, and of great kindness; AND HE RELENTS FORM DOING HARM. (14) Who knows if HE WILL TURN and RELENT and LEAVE A BLESSING BEHIND HIM—(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.)
Rom. 9:6-But it is NOT that THE WORD of GOD has TAKEN NO EFFECT. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel. (7) nor are they all children BECAUSE THEY ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM; but IN ISAAC your seed shall be called. (8) That is, those who are of the flesh, these are NOT the CHILDREN OF GOD; but THE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE ARE COUNTED AS THE SEED.
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 gives birth TO BONDAGE, which is HAGAR—(25) for this HAGAR IS MOUNT SINAI in Arabia, and CORRESPONDS to JERUSALEM which NOW is, and is in BONDAGE with her CHILDREN--(26) BUT the JERUSALEM ABOVE (Sarah) is FREE, which is THE MOTHER of us ALL. (28) Now WE, brethren, as Isaac was, ARE CHILDREN of PROMISE. (29) But as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who WAS BORN ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT, even so IT IS NOW.
(John 1:13-Who were BORN, NOT of BLOOD, nor of the WILL of the flesh, nor of the WILL of man, BUT OF GOD. (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.) (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. 87:5- And OF ZION it will be said, THIS ONE and THAT ONE WERE BORN IN HER; and THE MOST HIGH HIMSELF SHALL ESTABLISH HER. (6) THE LORD WILL RECORD, WHEN HE REGISTERS THE PEOPLES; “THIS ON WAS BORN THERE.)
1 Peter 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. 1 Thess. 5:8-But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on THE BREASTPLATE of FAITH and LOVE and as A HELMET THE HOPE of SALVATION. (9) For God did not appoint us TO WRATH but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.
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. Rom. 10:4-For CHRIST is THE END of THE LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to everyone who believes. (6) But THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, “WHO WILL ASCEND into HEAVEN? OR WHO will DESCEND into the abyss? (8) But WHAT does IT SAY? “The word is near you, even in YOUR MOUTH and in YOUR HEART” (that is THE WORD of FAITH we PREACH:) (9) that if you CONFESS with YOUR MOUTH the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, you WILL BE SAVED. (15) “HOW BEAUTIFUL are the feet of those who PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, WHO BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS!
Jere. 33:11-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”—Is. 12:3-Therefore with JOY you will DRAW WATER FROM THE WELLS OF SALVATION. (4) And in THAT DAY you will say: “PRAISE the Lord, call upon His name; DECLARE HIS DEEDS AMONG THE PEOPLES, MAKE MENTION THAT HIS NAME IS EXALTED. (5) Sing to the Lord, FOR HE HAS DONE EXCELLENT THINGS: For HE HAS DONE EXCELLENT THINGS; THIS IS KNOWN IN ALL THE EARTH. (6) CRY OUT and SHOUT, O INHABITANT OF ZION, FOR GREAT IS THE HOLY ONE IN YOUR MIDST!” Ps. 46:10-Be still, and KNOW that I am GOD; I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE NATIONS, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH. 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 to OUR KING, 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. For THE SHIELDS OF THE EARTH BELONG TO GOD; HE IS GREATLY EXALTED. (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.)
Ps. 27:13-I would have LOST HEART, unless I HAD BELIEVED that I WOULD SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. (14) WAIT on THE LORD; Be of GOOD COURAGE, and He shall strengthen your hear; WAIT, I SAY, ON THE LORD! Hebrews 9:28-So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those WHO EAGERLY WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME APART FROM SIN, FOR SALVATION. Acts 3:20-and that HE MAY SEND JESUS 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. James 5:7-Therefore be patient, brethren, UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD. See how the farmer WAITS for THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, waiting PATIENTLY for IT until it receives THE EARLY and LATTER RAIN.
Is. 19:24-In that day ISRAEL will be ONE of THREE with EGYPT and ASSYRIA, even A BLESSING in THE MIDST OF THE LAND, (25) whom the Lord of hosts SHALL BLESS, saying, ‘BLESSED IS EGYPT MY PEOPLE, and ASSYRIA THE WORK OF MY HANDS, and ISRAEL MY INHERITANCE. Is. 29:22-Therefore thus says the Lord, who REDEEMED ABRAHAM, CONCERNING THE HOUSE OF JACOB: “Jacob shall NOT NOW be ASHAMED, nor shall his face now grow pale; (23) But when he sees his children, THE WORK OF MY HANDS, in HIS MIDST, The will HALLOW MY NAME, and HALLOW THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. (24) THESE ALSO WHO ERRED IN SPIRIT WILL COME TO UNDERSTANDING, AND THOSE WHO MURMURED WILL LEARN DOCTRINE.
1 Chron. 29:10-Therefore David BLESSED THE LORD before ALL the CONGREGATION; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. (11) YOURS, O LORD IS THE GREATNESS, THE POWER and THE GLORY, THE VICTORY and THE MAJESTY; For ALL that is IN HEAVEN and IN EARTH is YOURS; YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O LORD, and YOU ARE EXALTED AS HEAD OVER ALL. (12) Both RICHES and HONOR come for You, AND YOU REIGN OVER ALL. In YOUR HAND is POWER and MIGHT; In YOUR HAND it is TO MAKE GREAT and TO GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL.
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Wow, a banquet of Spiritual food to enjoy indeed!!! How true Dear Sister that God desires that none should perish and that we as the Body of Christ are called to share His Awewsome Love!!! Your chosen words inspire and Encourage us that God is on the Throne and that He is a HOLY HOLY HOLY God and He has made himself known through the writings of the Old Testament and the New Testament! Yes, Jesus is our High Priest,our Saviour and Lord and He will fulfill all prophecy in His Perfect time here on earth as we await His soon return!!! "1 Peter 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. 1 Thess. 5:8-But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on THE BREASTPLATE of FAITH and LOVE and as A HELMET THE HOPE of SALVATION. (9) For God did not appoint us TO WRATH but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ." One of the Many Wonderful Scripture verses you have quoted in this amazing compliation of God's Holy Word! With Much Love to You Dear Sister, In Christ Jesus, Dee&David "Numbers 6:24,25,26"
Sis; if theres one verse that personally speaks to me here, it's what you quoted from Rom. 13:8-Owe no one anything except TO LOVE one another, for HE WHO LOVES ANOTHER has FULFILLED THE LAW. There's too much to meditate upon here in one sitting, but that one verse summed it all up.May we all continue to love one another with no partiality. Amen! Thanks for sharing! Love, Gloria
Wow! 5600 plus words of scripture all wrapped up in a beautiful tribute to the God of Zion…to the God of our fathers whom we worship and adore. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together and sharing it with us.
Well done, Sharon! God IS speaking to us TODAY so that we, in turn, can speak to others and share His Word and His love. God wants us to know Him and feel His love - and tell the world that He sent His son to save us. You wrote, “THIS is THE WORK of GOD, that YOU BELIEVE in HIM whom HE SENT.” That is IT! That is THE job we have as Christians - to BELIEVE and then SHARE that belief! It is often hard to see the Old Testament as uplifting...but, as you pointed out so well, the Old Testament is full of the PROMISE that God would send His Son to die for us - go give us salvation! This is a POWERFUL message, Sharon, for you have pointed out so many passages from Scripture that SHOW us how to live and tell us what God expects of us. It is a message filled with guidance and direction for the Children of God! AMEN to all you have shown us here! With great love, Peggy
Sharon- There is so much to digest and to meditate upon, but I see all our hope and purpose in declaring Christ summed up in this one verse that you quoted: 1 Peter 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. Of all there is to declare about our God, I can think of no higher purpose, than to declare that God has through Christ given us the hope of reconciliation in Him. Thank you. Dennis Carey