Study to show yourselves approved unto God Part one
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Study to Show Yourselves Approved unto God—Part one
DEVISE: to THINK out PLAN contrive; invent; TO DIVIDE separate; distribute.
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. (KJV)
This Scripture is taken from the KJV all others are from the NKJV.
Pro. 14:22-Do they not go astray who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD. Pro.3:29—Do not DEVISE evil against your neighbor, for he dwells by you for safety’s sake. Jere.4:22--For MY PEOPLE are foolish, they have not known Me. They are silly children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do EVIL, but to do good they have NO KNOWLEDGE. Ps. 45:20—They have NO KNOWLEDGE, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that cannot save. (22) Look to me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God and there is no other. Ps.35:20—For they do not speak peace, but they DEVISE deceitful matters against those who are quiet in the land. Jere. 11:18-Now the lord gave me knowledge of it, and I know it; for You showed me their doings. (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.” Acts 8:32—He was led as a sheep to the SLAUGHTER; and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so He opened not His mouth. (33) In His humiliation His justice was taken away. And who will declare His generation? For His life is taken from the earth
Is. 8:13—The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. (14) He will be a sanctuary, but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, as a TRAP and a SNARE to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (15) And many among you shall STUMBLE; They shall fall and be broken, be SNARED and TAKEN. (18) Here I am and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord who dwells in MOUNT ZION. James 2:8—If you really fulfill THE ROYAL LAW according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” “YOU DO WELL; (9) But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. (10) For whoever shall keep the whole law, yet STUMBLE in one point, he is guilty of all. Ezra 9:8—And now for a little while GRACE has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to ESCAPE, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that OUR GOD MAY ENLIGHTEN OUR EYES and GIVE US A MEASURE OF REVIVAL IN OUR BONDAGE. John 17:15—I DO NOT PRAY THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, BUT THAT YOU SHOULD KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE.
Ezekiel 21:4—Because I will cut off both RIGHTEOUS and WICKED from you, therefore MY SWORD shall go out of its sheath against ALL FLESH from south to north, (5) “that ALL FLESH may know that I, the Lord, have drawn My sword out of its sheath; it shall not return anymore. (6) Sigh therefore, son of man, with a breaking heart, and sigh with bitterness before their eyes. (7) And it shall be when they say to you, ‘Why are you sighing? That you shall answer, because of the news; when it comes, every heart will melt, all hands will be feeble, every spirit will faint, and all knees will be as weak as water. Behold, it is coming and shall be brought to pass, says the Lord God. (8) Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, (9) “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord! Say: A sword, 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.10:6—Inasmuch as there is none like You, O Lord (7) Who would not FEAR You, O king of the nations? For this is Your rightful due, For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, THERE IS NONE LIKE YOU. (8) But they are altogether DULL-HEARTED and FOOLISH; 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.
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.’ Hab. 2:9—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 1:14—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.
Jere. 16:19—O Lord, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthlessness and unprofitable things.” Jere. 17:5-Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. (7) “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. Jere. 17:12—A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. (13) O Lord, the hope of Israel, ALL who forsake You shall be ashamed. Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, Because they have forsaken the Lord, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS. (14) Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise. (15) As for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd who follows You, Nor have I desired the WOEFUL day.
Ecclesiastes. 10:16—WOE to you, O land, when your king is a child, (Gal 3:1—Now I say that the HEIR, as long as he is a CHILD, does not differ at all from a slave, though He is master of all, (2) but is under GUARDIANS and STEWARDS until the time appointed by the father. (23) But before FAITH came, we were kept UNDER GUARD by THE LAW, KEPT for THE FAITH which would afterward be revealed.) and your princes feast in the morning! (17) Blessed are you, O land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes feast at the proper time—for strength and not for drunkenness! (18) Because of laziness the building decays, and through idleness of hands the house leaks. Ezekiel 13:3—Thus says the Lord God: “WOE to the FOOLISH PROPHETS, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! (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. (7) Have you not seen a FUTILE vision, and have you not spoken false divination? You say, The Lord says, but I have not spoken.
Rom. 8:19-For the earnest expectation of the creation EAGERLY WAITS for the revealing of the sons of God. (20) For the creation was subjected to FUTILITY, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; (21) because the CREATION itself also will be DELIVERED from THE BONDAGE of CORRUPTION into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Heb. 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 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.
Is. 12:5—The Lord of host musters the army for battle. (5) They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and His weapons of indignation, to DESTROY the WHOLE LAND. (6) Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! IT WILL COME AS DESTRUCTION FROM THE ALMIGHTY. Ezekiel 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. Is. 28:22—Now therefore, do not be mockers, lest your bonds be made strong; For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts, A DESTRUCTION determined even upon the whole earth. (23) Give ear and hear my voice, listen and hear my speech, (24) Does the plowman keep plowing all day to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods? (25) When he has leveled its surface, does he not sow the black cumin and scatter the cumin, plant the wheat in rows, the barley in the appointed place, and the spelt in its place? (26) For He instructs him in RIGHT JUDGMENT, HIS GOD TEACHES HIM. Hosea 10:12—SOW for yourselves RIGHTEOUSNESS; REAP in MERCY; Break up your fallow ground, for IT IS TIME TO SEEK THE LORD, TILL HE COMES and RAINS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Ps. 48:10—According to Your name, O God, So is Your praise to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; Your RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS, (11) Let mount ZION rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. (12) Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count her bulwarks; consider her palaces; THAT YOU MAY TELL IT TO THE GENERATION FOLLOWING. (14) FOR THIS IS GOD, OUR GOD FOREVER and EVER; He will be our guide even to death. Ps. 25:4—Show me Your ways, O Lord: Teach me Your paths. (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. (8) Good and UPRIGHT is the Lord; Therefore HE TEACHES sinners in THE WAY. (9) The humble He guides in Justice, 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, (11) For Your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity, for it is great, (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. 10:21-The remnant will RETURN, the remnant of JACOB, to the MIGHTY GOD. (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 host will make a determined end in the midst of 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. 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. 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. O ZION, You who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain: O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid: Say to the cities of Judah, “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!” (10) Behold the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work BEFORE Him. Ps. 19:43—You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; You have made me the head of the nations; A people I have not known shall serve me. (44) As soon as they hear of me they obey me: The foreigners submit to me. (46) The Lord Lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be EXALTED. It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me; (48) He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me: You have delivered me from the violent man. (49) Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, AMONG THE GENTILES, and sing praises to Your name. (50) Great deliverance He gives to His king, and shows MERCY to HIS ANOINTED, to David and his descendants’ forevermore.
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! (11) The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.
Is. 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 called Sought Out A City not Forsaken. Matt. 5:13—You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. (14) You ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. A CITY THAT IS SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN. (15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. 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, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. (Abel sacrificed a lamb, Christ WAS the Lamb.) 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. 2 Corin. 5:18—Now all thing are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself THROUGH Jesus Christ, and has given us THE MINISTRY of RECONCILIATION, (19) that is, THAT GOD WAS IN CHIRST RECONCILING THE WORLD TO HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES TO THEM, and has committed to US the WORD OF RECONCILIATION.
Rom.1:1—Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, CALLED to be an apostle, separated to THE GOSPEL OF GOD (Gal. 2:8—And the Scripture, FORESEEING that GOD would justify THE NATIONS by FAITH, PREACHED THE GOSPEL TO ABRAHAM BEFOREHAND, saying, “In you all the nations of the earth shall be blessed. (19) So then those who are of FAITH are blessed with believing Abraham.) (2) which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, (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. (Rom. 8:28—And we know that ALL things work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are THE CALLED according to HIS PURPOSE. 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.
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. 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 which He swore to OUR FATHER ABRAHAM: (Heb. 6:16—For men indeed swear by the greater, and AN OATH for confirmation is for them AN END OF ALL DISPUTE. (17) Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to THE HEIRS OF PROMISE the immutability of His counsel, CONFIRMED IT BY AN OATH.) (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.
Ps. 105:4—Seek the Lord and HIS STRENGTH; SEEK HIS FACE EVERMORE. (5) Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, (6) O seed of Abraham His servant, YOU CHILDREN OF JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! (7) He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. (8) HE HAS REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT FOREVER, THE WORD WHICH HE COMMANDED, FOR A THOUSAND GENERATIONS, (9) THE COVENANT WHICH HE MADE WITH ABRAHAM, and his oath to Isaac, (10) And CONFIRMED it to JACOB for a statute, to Israel for an everlasting COVENANT. Deut. 5:2—The Lord our God made a COVENANT with us in HOREB, (3) The Lord did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE HERE TODAY, ALL OF US WHO ARE ALIVE. Ps. 68:9—You, O God, sent a plentiful RAIN whereby you CONFIRMED YOUR INHERITANCE, when it was weary. (10) Your congregation dwelt in it: You, O God, Provided from Your goodness for the poor. (11) The Lord gave the word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it. 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.
Exodus 15:17: You will bring them in and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which You have made for Your own dwelling, the SANCTUARY, O Lord, which Your hands have established. (18) The Lord shall reign forever, and ever. Ps. 132:13—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. Heb. 4:1—Therefore, since a promise remains of entering HIS REST, let us fear lest any of you seem to come short of it. (2) For indeed the GOSPEL was preached to us as well as to them; but the word DID NOT PROFIT THEM, NOT BEING MIXED WITH FAITH in those who heard it. (3) For we who have believed DO enter that REST, as He has said: “SO I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST, although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Ps. 106:23—Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses HIS CHOSEN ONE stood before Him in the breach, to TURN AWAY HIS WRATH, lest He destroy them. (24) Then they despised HIS PLEASANT LAND; THEY DID NOT BELIEVE HIS WORD. (40) Therefore THE WRATH of the Lord was kindled against HIS PEOPLE, so THAT HE ABHORRED HIS OWN INHERITANCE. (41) And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles, and those who hated them ruled over them. (42) Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand. (43) Many times He delivered them; But they rebelled against Him by THEIR COUNSEL, and were brought low for their iniquity. (44) NEVERTHELESS He regarded their affliction, WHEN HE HEARD THEIR CRY; (45) And for their sake HE REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT, and relented according to the MULTITUDE OF HIS MERCIES. (46) He also made them to be pitied by all those who carried them away captive. (47) Save us, O lord our God, and gather us from among the Gentiles, to give thanks to Your holy name, and to triumph in Your praise. James. 2:13—For judgment is WITHOUT MERCY to the one who has shown NO MERCY. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT. Ps. 128:5—The Lord bless you out of ZION, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. (6) Yes, may you see YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN. Peace be upon Israel!
Exodus 23:20—Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. (21) “Beware of Him and OBEY His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. (22) But if you indeed OBEY His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. Rom. 1:1—Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God (2) which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, (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 HOLINESSS, 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 are also 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. (2 Psalm 2:8—Ask of Me, and I will give You, the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. 2 Tim. 2:15-Be diligent to present yourself approved TO GOD, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. (16) But shun profane and vain babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. (17) And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, (18) WHO HAVE STRAYED CONCERNING THE TRUTH, SAYING THAT THE RESURRECTION IS ALREADY PAST; AND THEY OVERTHROUGH THE FAITH OF SOME. (19) Nevertheless the SOLID FOUNDATION of God stands, (Isaiah 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;) having THIS SEAL: The Lord knows those who are His, and let every one who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Job 36:10—DO NOT DESIRE THE NIGHT WHEN PEOPLE ARE CUT OFF IN THEIR PLACE. (21) TAKE HEED, DO NOT TURN TO INIQUITY, FOR YOU HAVE CHOSEN THIS RATHER THAN AFFLICTION.
Is. 49:7—Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, to Him whom man DESPISES, to Him whom the nations abhors, to the Servant of rulers; Kings shall see and arise, Princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL: AND HE HAS CHOSEN YOU. (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; (9) That YOU may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth’ to those who are in DARKNESS ‘Show yourselves. (1 John 1:5—This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is NO DARKESS AT ALL.) 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, (Ps. 24:6-This is JACOB, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.) 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.
Ps. 43:3—Oh send out Your LIGHT and Your TRUTH! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your HOLY HILL and to Your tabernacle. 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. (9) You shall break them with a rod of Iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. 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.
Hebrews 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 RIGHT HAND 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. (3) For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it is necessary that this One also have something to offer. (4) For IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, since there are priests who offer the gifts according to the law: Heb. 7:26-For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; Hebrews 1:4—having, become so much better than the angels, as He has by INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they. For to which of the angels did He ever say: You are My Son today I have begotten You? And again: I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son? (5) But when He AGAIN brings the firstborn into the world, He says: let all the angels of God worship Him. (7) And of the angels He says: who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. (8) But to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of RIGHTEOUSNESS IS the scepter of Your kingdom. (9) You have loved RIGHTEOUSNESS and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of Gladness more than Your companions.
Pro. 12:28—In the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS IS LIFE, and in its pathway there is NO death. Pro. 11:30—The fruit of the RIGHTEOUS is a TREE OF LIFE, and he who wins souls is wise. (31) If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner. Pro. 10:16—THE LABOR OF THE RIGHTEOUS LEADS TO LIFE, the wages of the wicked to sin. Pro. 15:28—The heart of the RIGHTEOUS STUDIES how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil. 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.
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Dear Sharon...What a wealth of God's wisdom you have laid out before us! Thank you! The priceless insights I received from your message are these: Seek the Lord, Abide in Him, Obey Him, Seek His Light and His TRUTH and, in return, we will receive LIFE and SALVATION. This is a very 'surface summary' because you have given us much to absorb, but these were the focal points that jumped right out at me and went to my heart. May GOD BLESS YOU for your obedience in sharing His lessons - you have spread a feast before us for all to savor and grow in His Word. With love, always, Peggy