Sanctify Them By Your Truth Your Word Is Truth
by Sharon McClean
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John 4:23—But the hour is coming and NOW is when the TRUE WORSHIPERS will worship the Father in spirit, and TRUTH; For the Father is seeking SUCH to worship Him. (24) “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and TRUTH. John 17:15—“I do NOT pray that YOU SHOULD TAKE THEM OUT OF THIS WORLD, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (16) They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. (17) “SANCTIFY THEM BY YOUR TRUTH. YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (18) As You have SENT Me into the world, I also have SENT them into the world. (19) “And for their sakes I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that they ALSO may be SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH. (20) I do not pray for these alone, but ALSO for those who will believe in Me through their word; (21) “that they all may be ONE, as YOU FATHER, ARE IN ME, AND I IN YOU; that they also may be ONE in US, that the world may believe that you SENT Me. (22) And the GLORY which You gave Me I have given THEM, that they may BE ONE just as WE ARE ONE: (23) I IN THEM, AND YOU IN ME; that they may be made PERFECT IN ONE, and that THE WORLD MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SENT ME, and have loved them as You have loved Me. (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.)
Returning to John 4:24-- “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may BEHOLD MY GLORY which YOU HAVE GIVEN ME; for You loved me before the foundation of the world. (25: O righteous Father! THE WORLD HAS NOT KNOWN YOU, but I have KNOWN YOU; and these have KNOWN that You SENT Me. (26) And I have declared to them YOUR NAME, and will DECLARE IT, THAT THE LOVE WITH WHICH YOU LOVED ME MAY BE IN THEM, AND I IN THEM. 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.
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. Is. 45:22—“Look to Me, and be saved, all ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am GOD and there is NO other.
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.) (1 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.)
Returning to 1 John 4:11-- 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. 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. (51) I am the LIVING BREAD which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of THIS bread, he will live forever; and the BREAD that I shall give is MY FLESH, which I SHALL GIVE FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD. 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.
Rev. 3:2—Be watchful, and strengthen the things which REMAIN, that ARE READY TO DIE, for I have not found your works PERFECT before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and REPENT. Therefore IF YOU WILL NOT WATCH, I will come upon YOU as A THIEF, and you will NOT KNOW what hour I WILL COME UPON YOU. Rev. 16:15—Behold, I AM COMING AS A THIEF, blessed is he WHO WATCHES, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see HIS SHAME. 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.
Pro. 16:14—As messengers of DEATH is the KING’S WRATH, but A WISE MAN WILL APPEASE IT. (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.” (9) DO NOT TURN YOUR FACE AWAY FROM ME; Ps. 67:1—God be MERCIFUL to us, and CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON US. (2) that YOUR WAY MAY BE KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS.) (15) in the LIGHT OF THE KINGS FACE IS LIEF, AND HIS FAVOR IS LIKE A CLOUD OF THE LATTER RAIN.
Is. 45:5—I am the Lord, and THERE IS NO OTHER; There is NO GOD besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, (6) That they may know from the RISING OF THE SUN to ITS SETTING that THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. I am the Lord, and there is NO other. (7) I make PEACE and CREATE CALAMITY; I, the lord do ALL these things. (8) RAIN DOWN, you heavens from above, and LET THE SKIES POUR DOWN RIGHTEOUSNESS; Let the earth open, let them BRING FORTH SALVATION, and LET RIGHTEOUSNESS SPRING UP TOGETHER. I, THE LORD, have CREATED IT.
Is. 49:7-- Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of Israel their HOLY ONE, to Him whom man despises, to HIM whom the nation 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 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. Ps. 96:10—Say among the nations, ‘THE LORD REIGNS; THE WORLD 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. 101:6—My EYES shall be on THE FAITHFUL of the land, that they may DWELL WITH ME; 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. 92:12—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. 2 Chron. 16:9—For THE EYES of the LORD RUN TO AND FRO throughout the whole earth, to show Himself STRONG on BEHALF OF THOSE WHOSE HEART IS LOYAL TO HIM.
Zech. 4:6—THIS is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT, says the Lord of hosts. (7) Who are you, O GREAT MOUNTAIN? 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 2:4—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. (9) But you are a CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a holy nation. HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, that you may proclaim the PRAISES of HIM who CALLED you out of DARKNESS into His marvelous LIGHT; (10) who once were NOT a people but are now THE PEOPLE OF GOD, who had NOT obtained mercy but NOW have OBTAINED MERCY.
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. 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, (7) 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. Matt. 18:18—Assuredly, I say to you, WHATEVER YOU BIND ON EARTH will BE BOUND IN HEAVEN, and whatever you LOOSE ON EARTH will be LOOSED IN HEAVEN. (19) “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that THEY ASK, IT WILL BE DONE FOR THEM BY MY FATHER IN HEAVEN. (20) For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I AM THERE IN THE MIDST OF THEM.
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 RIGTEOUSNESS OF FAITH. Gal. 4:29—And if you are CHRIST’S, THEN YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS ACCORDING to THE PROMISE.
2 Corin. 2:20—For all THE PROMISES of GOD is in HIM are YES, and in HIM AMEN, to the GLORY of GOD THROUGH US. (21) Now He who establishes US with YOU is Christ and has ANOINTED US IS GOD (22) who sealed us and has given us THE SPIRIT in our hearts AS A DEPOSIT. (24) NOT that we have dominion over YOUR FAITH, but are FELLOW WORKERS for your JOY, for BY FAITH YOU STAND. 2 Thess. 2:13—But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because GOD FROM THE BEGINNING CHOSE YOU FOR SALVATION THROUGH SANCTIFICATION BY THE SPIRIT AND BELIEF in THE TRUTH, (14) to which HE CALLED YOU by OUR GOSPEL for THE OBTAINING OF THE GLORY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Rom. 1:1—Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, CALLED to be an APOSTLE, SEPARATED TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD (Gal. 3:8—And the SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that GOD would JUDGE THE NAITONS by FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM BEFOREHAND, saying, “IN YOU ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED. (9) So then those who are of THE FAITH are blessed with believing ABRAHAM.) Returning to Rom 1:2--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:
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 FOR YOUR INHEITANCE AND THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION.
Acts. 28:23—So when they had APPOINTED him a day, many came to him (paul) at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly TESTIFIED of the KINGDOM of GOD, persuading them CONCERNING JESUS from BOTH THE LAW OF MOSES and THE PROPHETS, from morning till evening. (24) And some were persuaded by THE THINGS WHICH WERE SPOKEN, and some DISBELIEVED. (25) So when they DID NOT AGREE among themselves, they departed, after Paul had said one word: THE HOLY SPIRIT SPOKE RIGHTLY through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, (26) “saying, Go to this people and say: HEARING you WILL HEAR, and SHALL NOT UNDERSTAND; and SEEING you will SEE, and NOT PERCEIVE; (27) For the HEART of this people has grown DULL. Their EARS ARE HARD OF HEARING, and THEIR EYES they HAVE CLOSED, lest they should UNDERSTAND with THEIR HEART and TURN, SO THAT I should HEAL THEM.: (28) Therefore let it be known to you that the SALVATION of GOD has been SENT TO THE GENTILES AND THEY WILL HEAR IT!”
Acts 15:14—“Simon has DECLARED how GOD at the first visited THE GENTILES TO TAKE OUT OF THEM A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME. (15) and with THIS the WORDS OF THE PROPHETS AGEE, just as it is written: (16) ‘After this I will return and will rebuild THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID which has fallen down.(1 Chron. 11:5—Nevertheless David took THE STRONGHOLD of ZION that is, the City of David) I will REBUILD ITS RUINS. And I WILL SET IT UP, (17) SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD. EVEN ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME SAYS THE LORD who does all these things.
Acts 13:46—Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that THE WORD of GOD should be spoken to you first; but since you REJECT it, and JUDGE YOURSELVES UNWORTHY OF EVERLASTING LIFE, BEHOLD WE TURN TO THE GENTILES. (47) “For so the Lord commanded us: I HAVE SET YOU TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE FOR SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (48) Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were GLAD and GLORIFIED THE WORD OF THE LORD. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. 1 Peter 1:22—Since you have PURIFIED YOUR SOULS in OBEYING THE TRUTH through the spirit in SINCERE LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, LOVE ONE ANOTHER FERVENTLY WITH A PURE HEART, (23) having been BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through THE WORD OF GOD which lives and abides forever, (24) because ‘ALL FLESH IS GRASS, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass, the grass withers, and its flower falls away, (25) But THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER. Now this is THE WORD which by THE GOSPEL WAS PREACHED to you.
Isaiah 40:7—The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people ARE GRASS. (8) The grass withers, the flower fades, But THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER.” (9) 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.
Is. 49:6—Indeed 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. (8) Thus says the Lord: IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD YOU. Ps. 69:13—But as for me, MY PRAYER is TO YOU, O Lord, IS IN THE ACCEPTABLE TIME; O GOD IN THE MULTITUDE of YOUR MERCY, HEAR ME in THE TRUTH of YOUR SALVATION.) Returning to Is. 49:8—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.
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. 37:22—For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are CURSED by HIM shall BE CUT OFF. (34) Wait on the Lord, and Keep HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT YOU TO INHERIT THE LAND: 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. (12) Who is the man that fears the Lord? HIM SHALL HE TEACH IN THE WAY HE CHOOSES, (23) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, AND HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT 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. (4) THEN I will go to the ALTAR OF GOD, to GOD my exceeding joy; and on the harp I WILL PRAISE YOU, O GOD, MY GOD. 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. 3:14—RETURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, says the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION. (15) And I will give you shepherds according to MY HEART, who will feed you with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. Pro. 9:10—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the KNOWLEDGE of THE HOLY ONE is UNDERSTANDING. (Is.49:7-Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, (7) The HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL and He has CHOSEN YOU. (8) I will preserve YOU and give YOU as a covenant to the people to RESTORE THE EARTH.) Jere. 4:1—If you will RETURN, O ISRAEL, says the Lord, RETURN TO ME; and if you put away your abominations out of My sight, THEN YOU SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (2) and you SHALL SWEAR, “THE LORD LIVES, in TRUTH, in JUDGMENT, and IN RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM, and IN HIM THEY SHALL GLORY.
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. 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 uphold you with My RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND. (14) fear not, you worm JACOB, YOU MEN OF ISRAEL! I WILL HELP YOU, says the Lord and your Redeemer, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.
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. 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 MEDIATIOR 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.
Ps. 61:5—For You, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name. (6) YOU WILL PROLONG THE KING’S LIFE, HIS YEARS AS MANY GENERATIONS. (7) He shall abide before God forever. Oh prepare MERCY and TRUTH, which may PRESERVE HIM!
Is. 49:8—Thus says the Lord: In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD YOU, and IN THE DAY OF SALVAITON I HAVE HELPED YOU; I will PRESERVE YOU and GIFE 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 your selves.
Isaiah 5:18—Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! For what good is the day of the Lord to You? It will be DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT. (20) Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very dark, with NO BRIGHTNESS IN IT? (23) Take away from Me the noise of your songs, FOR I WILL NOT HEAR THE MELODY OF YOUR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, (24) but let JUSTICE run down like WATER, and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty stream. 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 DARKNESS AT ALL. (6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and WALK IN DARKNESS, we lie and do not practice THE TRUTH. (7) But if we WALK in THE LIGHT as HE is in THE LIGHT, we have fellowship with one another, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN. Pro.14:15-The simple BELIEVES EVERY WORD, but THE PRUDENT man CONSIDERS WELL HIS STEPS. Ps.119:133—Direct my STEPS by YOUR WORD, and let NO INIQUITY have DOMINION over me. Ps. 119:123—My eyes fail from SEEKING YOUR SALVATION and YOUR RIGHTEOUS WORD.
Ps. 69:29—But I am poor and sorrowful: LET YOUR SALVATION, O GOD, SET ME UP ON HIGH. (30) I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving (31) This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or a bull, which has horns and hooves. (32) THE HUMBLE shall see this and be GLAD; and you WHO SEEK GOD, YOUR HEARTS SHALL LIVE. (33) for the Lord HEARS the poor, and does NOT despise His prisoners. (34) Let heaven and earth PRAISE HIM, the seas and everything that moves in them. (35) For GOD WILL SAVE ZION and build the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and posses it. (39) Also, THE DESCENDANTS OF HIS SERVANTS shall INHERIT IT, and those who love HIS NAME SHALL DWELL IN IT.
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. Ps. 91:1 He who dwells in the SECRET PLACE (Ps. 31:20—You shall hide them in THE SECRET PLACE of YOUR PRESENCE.) of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the ALMIGHTY. (2) I will say of the Lord, HE IS MY REFUGE and my FORTRESS My God, in Him I will trust. (3) Surely He shall deliver you from the SNARE of THE FOWLER (Pro.6:5—Deliver your self like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a BIRD from the hand of THE FOWLER.) (Hosea 9:8—The watchmen of Ephraim is with God; but THE PROPHET is a FOWLERS SNARE in all his ways.) (Ps. 124:7—Our soul has escaped as a bird (I’ll fly away O glory!) from the SNARE of THE FOWLERS; the SNARE is BROKEN, and we have ESCAPED. (8) Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.)
Eze. 13:4—O Israel, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Psalm 91:3--and from the perilous pestilence. (4) He shall cover you with HIS FEATHERS and UNDER HIS WINGS you shall take refuge; HIS TRUTH shall be YOUR SHIELD and BUCKLER. (5) You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, (6) nor of the PESTILENCE that WALKS IN DARKNESS. Nor of the DESTRUCTION that lays waste at noonday. (Ps. 90:3 (7) a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. (8) Only with your eyes shall you look, and see THE REWARD of the wicked. (9) BECAUSE you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even THE MOST HIGH, YOUR HABITATION, NO EVIL SHALL BEFALL YOU, nor shall any plague come near YOUR DWELLING; (14) BECAUSE HE HAS SET HIS LOVE UPON ME, therefore I WILL DELIVER HIM; I will SET HIM ON HIGH BECAUSE HE HAS KNOWN MY NAME. (15) He shall CALL upon ME, and I will ANSWER him; I WILL BE WITH HIM IN TROUBLE; I will deliver him and HONOR him. (16) With long life I will satisfy him, and SHOW HIM MY SALVATION.
John 17:17—SANCTIFY them by YOUR TRUTH, YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (18) as you SENT ME into THE WORLD, I also have SENT THEM into THE WORLD. (19) and for their sakes I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that they also MAY BE SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH. Eph. 5:26—That HE MIGHT SANCTIFY and CLEANSE IT WITH THE WASHING OF THE WATER BY THE WORD, (27) that HE MIGHT PRESENT IT TO HIMSELF A GLORIOUS CHURCH, NOT HAVING SPOT OR WRINKLE OR ANY SUCH THING, BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH.
Col. 2:18—And He is THE HEAD of THE BODY, THE CHURCH, who is the firstborn from the dead, that IN ALL THINGS HE MAY HAVE THE PREEMINENCE. (19) For it pleased the Father that IN HIM all the fullness should dwell, (20) and by HIM to RECONCILE ALL THINGS TO HIMSELF, BY HIM whether thing on earth or things in heaven, having made PEACE through the blood of His cross. (21) and you, who once were alienated and enemies IN YOUR MIND by WICKED WORKS, yet NOW he has RECONCILED (22) in the body of HIS FLESH through death, to PRESENT YOU HOLY, and BLAMELESS, and irreproachable IN HIS SIGHT—2 Corin. 5:17—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 RECONCILATION.
Rom. 10:5—For if when we were enemies we were RECONCILED to God through the DEATH of HIS SON, much more having been RECONCILED WE SHALL BE SAVED by HIS LIFE. And not only that, but we also rejoice in GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received THE RECONCILIATION.
Rom. 11:14—For if the (the Jews) being cast away is the RECONCILING OF THE WORLD, what will THEIR ACCEPTANCE be but LIFE FROM THE DEAD. (28) Concerning THE GOSPEL they are ENEMIES for YOUR SAKE, but concerning THE ELECTION they are BELOVED for THE SAKE OF THE FATHERS. (29) For THE GIFTS and THE CALLING of GOD are IRREVOCABLE. (30) For as you were once DISOBEDIENT, that through THE MERCY shown you they also may OBTAIN MERCY. (32) For God has committed them all to DISOBEDIENCE, that HE MIGHT HAVE MERCY ON ALL. James 2:13—For judgment is WITHOUT MERCY to the ONE who has SHOWN NO MERCY. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT. John 17:1—Father, the hour has come. Glorify YOUR SON, that YOUR SON also may glorify You. (2) “as YOU have GIVEN HIM AUTHORITY over ALL FLESH, that He should give eternal life to AS MANY as you have GIVEN Him. (3) And THIS is eternal life that they may KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you have SENT.
Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to Me in heaven and ON EARTH. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER, and of THE SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT, (20) Teaching the to OBSERVE ALL THINGS whatsoever I have commanded you: and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen (KJV)
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"If we love one another, God abides in us." This truth has come alive to me in the past two weeks. Nothing is stronger than God's love.
"If we love one another, God abides in us." This truth has come alive to me in the past two weeks. Nothing is stronger than God's love.
Dearest Sharon, So many thoughts come to mind while reading this excellent STUDY. I keep thinking about "R's": Restoration, the ROCK, Reconciliation, Redemption, Reassurance. God sent His Son to weave those "R's" through our lives. He wants us to find HIS TRUTH and LIVE IT and become His Disciples as we spread His Word. We need to place Christ at the Center of our lives - securely INSIDE our lives, so we are abiding with Him - not just hearing about Him, but EXPERIENCING HIS LOVE FIRST-HAND. In your annointed writing, you encourage us to do just that - thank you, precious friend! I love you. Peggy
Hi Sharon, A blessing for all to read for sure. I have copied it and will review, study it later. I did add this part yesterday to the prayer you reviewed. Thanks and God bless Trudy