Study to show yourselves approved unto God Part two
by Sharon McClean
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Ps. 143:8—Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust: Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You
(9) Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; in You I take shelter. (10) Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God: Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of UPRIGHTNESS. (11) Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake! For Your RIGHTEOUNESS’ sake bring my soul out of trouble. (12) In Your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all those who afflict my soul: For I am Your servant.
Ps. 93:12—The RIGHTEOUS shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (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. 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. Ps. 96:10—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, 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. James 2:13—For judgment is without mercy to the one who shown no mercy. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
Pro. 8:17—I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. (18) Riches and honor are with me, enduring riches and RIGHTEOUSNESS. (19) My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. (20) I traverse the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, in the midst of the paths of justice, (21) that I may cause those who love me to INHERIT WEALTH, that I may fill their treasuries. Pro. 10:28—The hope of the RIGHTEOUS will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. (29) The way of the Lord is strength for the UPRIGHT, but DESTRUCTION will come to the workers of iniquity. (30) the RIGHTEOUS will never be removed, but the wicked will not inhabit the earth.
1 Chron. 17:29—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,” (32) Let the sea roar, and all it fullness; let the field rejoice, and all that is in it. (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. (35) And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, to give thanks to Your holy name, to triumph in Your praise.: (36) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.
Heb. 12:12—Therefore strengthen the hands that hang down, and the feeble knees, (13) and make STRAIGHT PATHS for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. (14) PURSUE PEACE with ALL men, and HOLINESS, without which NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD. 2 Chron. 20:20—“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.” (21) And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those 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. 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. For the shields of the earth belong to God: He is greatly EXALTED. Ps.46:7-the Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. (8) Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth. (9) He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire. (10) BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD; I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE NATIONS. I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH! (11) The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Ps. 89:35—Once I have sworn by my HOLINESS; I will not lie to David: (36) His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me; (37) It shall be established FOREVER like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky. Ps. 148:1—Praise the Lord! (3) Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light! (5) Let them praise the name o f the Lord, For He commanded and they were created. (5) He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a DECREE which shall not pass away.
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. 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. (34) then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” (35) And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called THE SON OF GOD. (36) Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. (37) “For with God NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE.” (38) Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD.” And the angel departed from her.
Ps. 78:68-But chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which He loved. (69) and He built His sanctuary like the heights, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also chose David His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; (We are the sheep of His pasture) (71) To shepherd JACOB His people, and Israel HIS INHERITANCE. 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. 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 VOICE; the floods lift up their waves. (4) The Lord on high is MIGHTIER THAN THE NOISE OF MANY WATERS, than the mighty waves of the sea. (5) Your testimonies are very sure; HOLINESS adorns Your house, O Lord, FOREVER.
Ps.94:12-Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, (14) For the Lord will not cast off His people, NOR will He FORSAKE HIS INHERITANCE. (15) But judgment will return to RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all the UPRIGHT in heart will follow it. (Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT WILL DWELL IN THE LAND, and THE BLAMELESS WILL REMAIN IN IT; (22) But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and THE UNFAITHFUL will be uprooted from it.) (16) Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? (17) Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would have settled in silence. (18) If I say “My foot slips,” Your MERCY, O Lord, will hold me up. (19) In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. (20) Shall the throne of iniquity, WHICH DEVISES EVIL BY LAW, have fellowship with You? (Ezekiel 20:25—Therefore I also gave them up to STATUTES that WERE NOT GOOD, and JUDGMENTS by which they could not live;) (21) They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. (22) But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge. (23) He has brought on them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; the Lord our God shall cut them off.
Ps. 96:10—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, for He is coming to judge the earth, He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH. Ps. 100:4—Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, be thankful to Him, and bless His name, (5) For the Lord is good; His mercy is EVERLASTING, and HIS TRUTH endures to ALL GENERATIONS.
Ps 102: 12-But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and THE REMEMBRANCE OF YOUR NAME TO ALL GENERATIONS. (13) You will ARISE AND HAVE MERCY ON ZION; for the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come. (14) For Your servants take PLEASURE IN HER STONES, and show favor to her dust. (15) So the nations shall fear the name of the Lord, and ALL KINGS of the earth Your glory. (16) For the Lord shall build up ZION; He shall appear in HIS GLORY. (17) He shall regard the prayer of the destitute and shall not despise their prayer. (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.
1 Peter 2:4-Coming to him as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED BY MEN, but CHOSEN BY GOD and PRECIOUS, (5) you also as LIVING STONES, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (6) Therefore it is also contained in 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, (8) and a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense. They stumble, being DISOBEDIENT to THE WORD which they also were appointed.
Rom. 1:3—Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, (4) and DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD WITH POWER, according to the SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, by the resurrection from the dead, (5) through whom we have received grace and apostleship for OBEDIENCE to THE FAITH among ALL NATIONS for His name, (6) among whom YOU also are THE CALLED of 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 psalm: You are My Son, today I have begotten You. (The second ps. goes on to read, “You are My Son, today I have begotten You, ask of Me and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession. 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. He will give strength to His king, and EXALT the horn of His anointed. Is. 45:22-Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and THERE IS NO OTHER.
Rev.22:17-And THE SPIRIT and THE BRIDE say, ‘COME!” And let him who hears say “Come!” And let him take the water of life FREELY. 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—and of those who will bring the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.
Jere. 33:25-‘Thus says the Lord: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, (36) ‘then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be rulers over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will cause their captives to RETURN, and will have mercy on them.
Is. 11:21—The remnant will RETURN, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God, (Ps 24:6—THIS is JACOB, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek YOUR FACE. Ps. 27:8—When you said, SEEK MY FACE, my heart said to You, Your face Lord, I will seek.) ( Ps. 67:1—God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause HIS FACE to shine upon us. That Your way may be known on earth, YOUR SALVATION among ALL NATIONS. (3) Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You. (4) Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For you shall judge the people RIGHTEOUSLY, and govern the nations on earth. (6) Then the earth shall yield her increase: God, our own God, shall bless us. (7) God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.) (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. (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. 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. Hab. 2:12—Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, That he may set his nest on high, That he may be delivered from the power of disaster! (10) You gave shameful counsel to your house, cutting off many peoples, and sinned against your soul. (14) For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the GLORY of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
John 1:11—He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (12) But as many as received Him, to them, He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: (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. (18) No one has seen God at any time, The ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. Ps.2:6—“Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of ZION.” (7) I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. (8) Ask of Me, and I will give You, the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
Is. 45:22—“Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God and there is no other. Is. 26:7—The way of the just is UPRIGHTNESS; O most UPRIGHT, You weigh the path of the just. (8) Yes, in the way of YOUR JUDGMENTS, O Lord we have waited for You. The desire of our soul is for YOUR NAME and for the remembrance of you. Mal. 3:16—Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on HIS NAME. (17) They shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, on the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. (18) then you shall again discern between the RIGHTEOUS and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. 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.
1 Kings 2:3—And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His way to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn. (4) that the Lord may fulfill His word which He spoke concerning me. (David) saying if your sons take heed to their way to walk before Me in TRUTH with ALL THEIR HEART and with all their SOUL, He said YOU SHALL NOT LACK A MAN ON THE THRONE OF ISRAEL. 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 the land of Egypt. 1 Kings 8:22—Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of ALL the congregation of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven; (23) and he said: Lord God of Israel, there is NO GOD in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart. (24) You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is THIS DAY. (25) Therefore, Lord God of Israel, now keep what You promised Your servant David my father, saying, You shall not fail to have a man sit before Me on the throne of Israel, only if your sons take heed to their way, that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me. (26) And now I pray, O God of Israel, let Your word come true, which You have spoken to Your servant David my father. (27) But will God indeed dwell on the Earth?
Rev. 21:2—Then I, John, saw the holy city, NEW JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as A BRIDE adorned for her husband. (3) And I heard a loud voice out of HEAVEN saying, “BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN, and HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, and THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE, AND GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM AND BE THEIR GOD. (9) Then one of the seven angels who had seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me saying, “Come, I will show you the LAMB’S WIFEE. (10) And he carried me away IN THE SPIRIT to a great and high mountain, and showed me THE GREAT CITY, THE HOLY JERUSALEM, DESCENDING OUT OF HEAVEN FROM GOD.
Gal. 4:21-Tell me, you who desire to be under the law, do you not HEAR the law? (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 IS FREE, (Sarah) 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.
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 the children of THE FLESH, these are not the children of God, but THE CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE ARE COUNTED AS THE SEED. Heb. 11:17—By faith Abraham, when he was TESTED, offered up Isaac, and he who had received THE PROMISES offered up HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, (18) of whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED,’’ (19) accounting that GOD WAS ABLE TO RAISE HIM UP, EVEN FROM THE DEAD, FROM WHICH HE ALSO RECEIVED HIM IN A FIGURATIVE SENSE. 2 Corin. 1:19—For the Son of God, Jesus Christ who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not YES and NO, but in HIM was YES. (20) For ALL THE PROMISES OF GOD IN HIM ARE YES, and IN HIM AMEN, to the glory of God through us. (21) Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is GOD. (22) who has SEALED us and given us THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS AS A DEPOSIT. 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.
Rev. 22:10—And he said to me, ‘DO NOT SEAL THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK, for the time is at hand. (Signed, sealed, and delivered) John 6:27—DO NOT LABOR FOR THE FOOD WHICH PERISHES, but FOR THE FOOD WHICH ENDURES TO EVERLASTING LIFE, WHICH THE SON OF MAN WILL GIVE YOU, BECAUSE GOD THE FATHER HAS SET HIS SEAL ON HIM. Joel 1:15—Alas for the day of the Lord is at hand: it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY. (16) IS NOT THE FOOD CUT OFF BEFORE OUR EYES, JOY and GLADNESS FROM THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD?
He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. (12) But as many as received Him, TO THEM He gave THE RIGHT TO BECOME CHILDREN OF GOD, to those who believe in His name; (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. John 3:16—For God so loved the world that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever 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. (18) He who believes In HIM is NOT CONDEMNED; but he who DOES NOT BELIEVE IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD.
John 6:28—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. 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. (11) Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (12) No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, GOD ABIDES IN US, and His love has been perfected in us. (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.
1 Thess. 5:19—DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT. (20) DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECIES. (21) Test all things; hold fast what is good. (22) Abstain from every form of evil. (23) Now may the God of PEACE Himself sanctify you completely; and may your WHOLE SPIRIT, SOUL, and BODY be PRESERVED BLAMELESS at the COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, (24) He who CALLS you is faithful, who will ALSO DO IT.
Rev. 22:13—“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” (14) Blessed are those who do HIS COMMANDMENTS that they may have the right to THE TREE OF LIFE, and MAY ENTER THROUGH THE GATES INTO THE CITY. (16) “I, Jesus have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and MORNING STAR.” (17) And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears COME, and whoever desires, LET HIM TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY. Jere. 2:13—For MY PEOPLE have committed TWO EVILS: They have forsaken Me, the FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS, and hewn THEMSELVES CISTERNS—broken cisterns that can hold NO WATER. Pro. 14:27—The fear of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, to AVOID THE SNARES OF DEATH. Is. 65:11-But you are those who forsake the Lord, who forget MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, who prepares a table for Gad, and who furnish a drink offering for Meni. (12) Therefore I will number you for THE SWORD, and you shall bow down to the SLAUGHTER; because when I CALLED you DID NOT answer, when I spoke; you DID NOT hear. (23) But did EVIL in my eyes, and CHOSE THAT in which I DO NOT DELIGHT. James 5:5—You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of SLAUGHTER. (6) YOU HAVE CONDEMNED, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. (7) Therefore be patient , brethren, UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD. See how the farmer waits patiently for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the EARLY and LATTER RAIN. Pro. 24:11—Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and HOLD BACK THOSE STUMBLING TOWARD THE SLAUGHTER. (12) If you say, “Surely we DID NOT KNOW THIS,” Does not He who weighs the hearts CONSIDER it?
Is. 27:1—Is. 27:6—In that day sing to her, A vineyard of red wine! (3) I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day. (4) FURY IS NOT IN ME. Who would set briars and thorns against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. (5) Or let him TAKE HOLD OF MY STRENGTH, that HE MAY MAKE PEACE WITH ME; and HE SHALL MAKE PEACE WITH ME. (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.
Is. 41:8—But you ISRAEL, are MY SERVANT JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, THE DESCENDANTS 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 RIGH HAND. Is. 41:28—Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, NEITHER FAINTS NOR IS WEARY. There is no searching of His understanding. (29) HE GIVES POWER TO THE WEAK, AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NO MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. (30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, (31) BUT THOSE WHO WAIT ON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall WALK and NOT FAINT.
Jeremiah 33:9—Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all THE GOOD that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it. (10) “Thus says the Lord: ‘Again there shall be heard in this place—of which you say, It is desolate, without man and without beast” –in the cities of Judah in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, (11) THE VOICE OF JOY AND THE VOICE OF GLADNESS, THE VOICE OF THE BRIGEGROOM 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’---
Jere. 50:5—They shall ask the way to ZION, with their faces toward it, saying, ‘COME AND LET US JOIN OURSELVES TO THE LORD IN A PERPETUAL COVENANT THAT WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. (6) MY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOST SHEEP, THEIR SHEPHERDS HAVE LED THEM ASTRAY; THEY HAVE TURNED THEM AWAY ON THE MOUNTAINS. They have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their RESTING PLACE. (7) All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, “We have not offended, because they have sinned against the Lord, THE HABITATION OF JUSTICE, THE LORD, THE HOPE OF THEIR FATHERS.
Jere. 51:10—THE LORD HAS REVEALED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, COME AND LET US DECLARE IN ZION THE WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD.
Jere. 51:25—“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, who destroys all the earth,” says the Lord. “And I will stretch out My hand against you, roll you down from the rocks, and make you a burnt mountain. (26) They shall not take from you a STONE FOR A CORNER nor A STONE for a FOUNDATION, but you shall be desolate forever,” says the Lord. 1 Peter 2:6-Therefore it is also contained in Scripture, “BEHOLD, I lay in ZION a chief CORNERSTONE, elect precious, and he who believes on HIM will by no means be put to SHAME. Is. 28:16—Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold I lay in ZION a stone for a foundation, a TRIED STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, A SURE FOUNDATION: whoever believes will not act hastily.
2 Tim.2 15—STUDY TO SHEW THYSELF APPROVED UNTO GOD, A WORKMAN THAT NEEDETH NOT TO BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.
Matthew 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME IN HEAVEN and ON EARTH. (19) “GO THREFORE 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 UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen. Acts 3:20—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. 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.
2 Tim. 3:16—ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of GOD, and is PROFITABLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, (17) THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE, THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVEY GOOD WORK.
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Sharon-The Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword, and you have honed it to its glittering finest. May the Lord now take what you have written, and send it forth to accomplish His will. Bless you, for being his instrument and scribe. Dennis Carey
Sharon, Your articles are always packed full of scriptures that are woven together from above. Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge of the Word in such a way. Love you.
Yes, Sharon, your words are inspired and annointed - they are messages straight from God! He does want us to 'be still and know Him'... as our Rock, our Shelter, our Teacher, our Father. He wants us to feel His peace and receive His mercy as we glorify His Name and lift our hearts in worship! He wants us to LIVE His Word and, Sharon, you are doing just that! You make His messages come alive for all of us! Thank you, precious friend...I love you. Peggy