Set Your Mind On Things Above Where Christ Is Setting At The Right Hand Of God
by Sharon McClean
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Rom. 6:3—Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His DEATH? (4) Therefore we were BURIED with Him through BAPTISM into DEATH, that just as Christ was RAISED from the dead by the GLORY of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His RESSURECTION. (8) Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. (10) For the DEATH that He died, HE DIED TO SIN once for ALL; but THE LIFE that He LIVES, HE LIVES TO GOD. (11) Likewise you also, RECKON YOURSELVES TO BE DEAD INDEED to SIN, but ALIVE TO GOD in CHRIST JESUS our LORD. (13) And do not present your members as INSTRUMENTS of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS to SIN, but present YOURSELVES to GOD as being ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, and YOUR MEMBERS as INSTRUMENTS of RIGHTEOUSNESS to GOD. (14) For SIN shall NOT have dominion over you, FOR YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE.
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. (13) For if you live according to THE FLESH you will DIE; but if BY THE SPIRIT you put to DEATH the DEEDS OF THE BODY, you will live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are SONS OF GOD. Rom. 8:4—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.
Cols 3:1—If then YOU WERE RAISED WITH CHRIST, seek those things which are ABOVE, where Christ is, SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND of GOD. (2) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Heb. 8:1—Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: WE HAVE SUCH A HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SEATED at THE 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. (4) FOR IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A HIGH PRIEST, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. (6) But NOW He has OBTAINED a MORE EXCELLENT MINISTRY, inasmuch as He is also MEDIATOR of a better COVENANT, which was established on better promises. (7) For if that first COVENANT had been faultless, then NO place would have been sought for a second. (8) Because finding FAULT with them, He says: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make A NEW COVENANT with the house of JUDAH—(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 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; and 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 UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their SINS and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. (13) in THAT day He says, A NEW COVENANT He has made the FIRST obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to VANISH away.
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. Heb. 7:16-Who has COME, not according to THE LAW of a FLESHLY commandment, but according to THE POWER of an endless life. (18) For on one hand there is an annulling of the FORMER commandment BECAUSE of its WEAKNESS and UNPROFITABLENESS, (19) for THE LAW made nothing PERFECT; (Col. 3:14—But above ALL things put on LOVE, which is THE BOND of PERFECTION.) on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better HOPE, (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,) through which WE DRAW NEAR to GOD. Returning to Heb.7:24--But He, because He CONTINUES forever, has an UNCHANGEABLE PRIESTHOOD. (25) Therefore HE is ALSO able to SAVE to the UTTERMOST those who come to GOD through HIM, since He ever lives to make intercession for them. (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; 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.
Heb. 5:5—So also Christ DID NOT GLORIFY HIMSELF to become HIGH PRIEST, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, today I have BEGOTTEN YOU. (Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My Son 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 as 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—FROM HEAVEN He will thunder against them. The Lord will JUDGE the ENDS of THE EARTH. John 17:1—Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “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. John 6:37—“ALL that THE FATHER GIVES ME will COME to ME, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. (38) For I have come down from heaven NOT TO DO MY OWN WILL, but THE WILL of HIM who SENT ME. (39) THIS is THE WILL of THE FATHER who SENT ME, that of ALL He has GIVEN Me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the LAST DAY.
2 Peter 3:8—But, beloved, DO NOT FORGET this ONE THING, that with the Lord ONE DAY IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS, and A THOUSAND YEARS as ONE DAY. (9) The Lord is NOT slack concerning HIS PROMISE, as some count slackness, but is LONGSUFFERING toward us, NOT WILLING that ANY should PERISH but that ALL should come to REPENTANCE. Acts 3:19—REPENT therefore and be CONVERTED, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the PRESENCE of the Lord, (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. 1 Thess.4:8—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. Ps. 37:8—Cease from anger and FORSAKE WRATH: Do not fret—it only causes harm. (9) For evil doers shall BE CUT OFF; But those who WAIT on the LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (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, (Gal.3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) Returning to Rom. 3:13-- 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.)
Is.2:2—Now it shall come to pass in THE LATTER DAYS that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and ALL NATIONS shall FLOW to IT. (3) Many people shall come and say, COME, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; HE WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, and WE SHALL WALK in HIS PATHS. For out of ZION shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jeruaslem. Ps. 25:4—Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; TEACH me YOUR PATHS; (5) For You are the God of my salvation. On You I WAIT all the day. (Ps. 37:34—WAIT on the Lord, and keep HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT YOU to INHERIT THE LAND;) (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. 49:8—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. (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 FOR SALVATION to THE ENDS of THE EARTH.” Ps. 22:27—ALL THE ENDS of THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to THE LORD, and ALL the FAMILIES of THE NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, (28) For THE KINGDOM is THE LORD’S, and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.
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, (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.) Returning to Mal. 4:4—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. 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.
Deut. 4:9—Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things (In the word) your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to YOUR CHILDREN and YOUR GRANDCHILDREN, (10) ‘especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in HOREB, when the Lord said to me, ‘GATHER THE PEOPLE to ME, and I WILL LET THEM HEAR MY WORDS that they may learn to FEAR ME all THE DAYS THEY LIVE ON THE EARTH, and that THEY MAY TEACH THEIR CHILDREN. (Pro. 14:27—The FEAR of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN of LIFE, to AVOID the SNARES OF DEATH.)
Deut. 18:15-The Lord your God WILL RAISE UP for you a PROPHET like me (Moses) from your midst, from your brethren. HI M you SHALL HEAR, (16) according to all you desired of the Lord your God in HOREB in the day of the assembly. (18) I will RAISE UP for them a PROPHET like you (Moses) from among their brethren, and will put MY WORDS in HIS MOUTH, and HE SHALL SPEAK to THEM all that I COMMAND HIM. (19) And it shall be that WHOEVER WILL NOT HEAR MY WORDS, which He speaks in MY NAME, I WILL REQUIRE IT OF HIM.
Acts 3:19—REPENT therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of REFRESHING may come from the PRESENCE of the Lord, (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. (22) For Moses TRULY said to the fathers, THE LORD YOUR GOD will RAISE UP for you a PROPHET like me from your brethren. HIM YOU SHALL HEAR IN ALL THINGS, whatever He says to you. (23) And it shall come to pass that every soul WHO WILL NOT HEAR that PROPHET shall be utterly DESTROYED from among the people. (24) Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have ALSO FORETOLD these days. (25) You are sons of the prophets, and of THE COVENANT which GOD made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, And in your seed all the families of the earth SHALL BE BLESSED. (26) To you first, God HAVING RAISED UP His servant Jesus, sent Him to BLESS YOU, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.
Acts.13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—that promise which was made to the fathers, (33) God has FUFILLED 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. Ps. 2:6--Yet I have set My king on My holy hill of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree He 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.) Rom. 10:14—How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe WITHOUT a PREACHER? (15) And how shall they preach unless they are SENT? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who PREACH THE GOSPEL of PEACE, who bring GLAD TIDINGS of GOOD things!
Is .40:9—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. Returning to Ps. 2:9—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. Is. 45:22—Look to me and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other. 2 Sam.22:44—You have also delivered me from THE STRIVINGS OF MY PEOPLE; YOU HAVE KEPT ME AS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS. A people whom I have not known shall serve me. (47) THE LORD LIVES! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be EXALTED, The Rock of my salvation! (50) Therefore I will give THANKS to You Lord, among THE GENTILES, AND sing PRAISES to YOUR NAME,
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 able. (25) SEE THAT YOU DO NOT REFUSE HIM WHO SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who refused Him WHO SPEAKS on EARTH, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him WHO SPEAKS from HEAVEN. (26) whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth but ALSO HEAVEN, (27) Now this, “Yet once more, indicates the REMOVAL of THOSE THINGS that are being SHAKEN, as of things that are made, THAT THE THINGS WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN MAY REMAIN, (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.) (28) Therefore, since we are RECEIVING A KINGDOM which CANNOT BE SHAKEN, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear.(29) For our God is a consuming FIRE. Jere. 23:29—Is not My word like a FIRE? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
Deut. 4:33--Did any people ever HEAR the voice of God SPEAKING out of the midst of THE FIRE, as you have HEARD and LIVE? (36) “OUT of HEAVEN, HE LET YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, that HE MIGHT INSTRUCT YOU; on EARTH He showed you His great FIRE, and YOU HEARD HIS WORDS out of the midst of THE FIRE. (37) And because HE LOVED YOUR FATHERS, therefore HE CHOSE their DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you out of Egypt with HIS PRESENCE, and with HIS MIGHTY POWER.
Isaiah 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 it FARTHEST REGIONS, and said to you. ‘You are My servant, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have NOT cast you away. Gal. 3:8—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. Heb. 11:1—Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. (6) But WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE HIM, for he who comes to GOD must believe that HE IS, and that HE IS A REWARDER of THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM. (Jude 1:3—Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning OUR COMMON SALVATION, I found it NECESSARY to write to you EXHORTING you to CONTEND EARNESTLY for THE FAITH which was once for ALL delivered to the saints.) 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.
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. (31) So then, brethren,, we are NOT CHILDREN of THE BONDWOMAN but of THE FREE. (Sarah) Rom.9:6—But it is NOT that the word of GOD has taken NO effect. For they are NOT ALL Israel. (7) nor are they ALL children because they are THE SEED of ABRAHAM; but, “IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED.
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 PROMISES made of NO effect. (15) because the law brings about WRATH; for where there is NO LAW there is NO transgression. (16) Therefore it is of FAITH that it might be according to GRACE, so that THE PROMISE might be MADE SURE to ALL the SEED, not only to THOSE who are of THE LAW, but ALSO to THOSE who are of THE FAITH of ABRAHAM, who is THE FATHER of US ALL. Rom. 4:3—For what does the Scripture say? ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, and IT was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. (4) Now to him who works THE WAGES are NOT counted as GRACE but as DEBT. (5) But to him WHO DOES NOT WORK but BELIEVES ON HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY, his FAITH is ACCOUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, (6) just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God IMPUTES RIGHTEOUNESS apart from WORKS: (7) Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are COVERED; (8) Blessed is the man to whom THE LORD SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN.
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 RECONCILATION. (20) Therefore we are ambassadors for CHRIST, as though GOD were pleading through us: we implore you on CHRIST’S behalf, be RECONCILED to GOD. (21) For He made Him who knew NO sin to be sin FOR US, that we might become THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD in HIM. 2 Corin, 6:1-We then, as WORKERS together with Him also plead with you NOT to receive THE GRACE of GOD in vain. (2) For He says; “IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU and IN THE DAY of SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU.” Is. 49:8—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 COVNENANT 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. 105:4—Seek the Lord and HIS STRENGTH; SEEK HIS FACE evermore. (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.) (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. Eze. 37:24—“DAVID My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have ONE SHEPHERD; they shall also WALK in MY JUDGMENTS and observe MY STATUTES, and DO THEM. (5) Moreover I WILL MAKE A COVENANT OF PEACE WITH THEM, and it shall be AN EVERLASTING COVENANT with THEM; I WILL ESTABISH THEM and MULTIPLY THEM, and I WILL SET MY SANCUTUARY IN THEIR MIDST FOREVERMORE. (27) “MY TABERNACLE also SHALL BE WITH THEM; INDEED I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (28) “THE NATIONS also will KNOW that I, the LORD, SANCTIFY ISRAEL, WHEN MY SANCTUARY IS IN THEIR MIDST FOREVERMORE. 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; 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.”
Ezekiel 36:8—“But you, O MOUNTAIN of ISRAEL, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, for they ARE ABOUT TO COME. 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. 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 ALIVE 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; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLED. (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 . Now what is becoming OBSOLETE and growing old is ready to VANISH away. James 2:13—MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
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 RIGHTOUSNESS; Let the earth open, LET THEM BRING FORTH SALVATION, and let RIGHTEOUSNESS spring up together. I, the Lord have created it. Heb. 9:28—To those who EAGERLY WAIT for Him He will appear a second time, APART from SIN, for SALVATION.
Ezekiel 37:3—And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live? So I answered, O Lord God, You know. (4) Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, HEAR the word of the Lord! (5) Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and YOU SHALL LIVE. (11) Then He said to me, “Son of man, THESE BONES are THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry and OUR HOPE IS LOST, and we ourselves ARE CUT OFF. (12) Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My PEOPLE, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. (13) Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O MY PEOPLE, and brought you up from your graves. (14) I will PUT MY SPIRIT in YOU, and you SHALL LIVE, and I will place you in your OWN LAND. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it, “says the Lord. Eph. 5:14—Therefore He says: AWAKE, YOU WHO SLEEP, ARISE FROM THE DEAD, and CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU LIGHT. Pro. 19:15—SLOTHFULNESS casts one into A DEEP SLEEP and an idle person will suffer hunger. Pro. 18:9—He who is SLOTHFUL in his work is a brother to him who is a great DESTROYER.
Ps. 118:17—I shall not DIE, but LIVE, and declare THE WORKS of THE LORD. (18) The Lord has chastened me severely, but He has NOT given me over to DEATH. (19) Open to me the gates of RIGHTEOUSNESS; I will go through them, and I will PRAISE the Lord. (20) This is the gate of the Lord, through which the righteous shall enter. (21) I will praise You, for YOU have ANSWERED me, and HAVE BECOME MY SALVATION. (22) The STONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (25) SAVE NOW, I pray, O Lord; O Lord I pray, send NOW PROSPERITY. Deut. 8:18—And you shall REMEMBER the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you POWER to GET WEALTH, that He may establish HIS COVENANT which He SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS as it is THIS DAY.
1 Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED indeed 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 HOLY 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.
Jeremiah 33:10—Thus says the Lord: (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. Ps. 79:13-So we are, YOUR PEOPLE and SHEEP of YOUR PASTUE, will give You THANKS forever; We will show forth YOUR PRAISE TO ALL GENERATIONS. 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. 67:5—Let the peoples PRAISE You, O GOD; Let all the peoples PRAISE YOU. (6) Then the earth shall yield her increase; GOD OUR OWN GOD shall BLESS US, and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL FEAR HIM. Ps. 59:13—And let them KNOW that GOD RULES in JACOB to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. 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. Jere. 10:15—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. 23:27—ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER AND TURN to THE LORD, and ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE NATIONS SHALL WORSHIP BEFORE YOU. (28) For the KINGDOM is THE LORD’S and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. Luke 1:54—He has HELPED His servant ISRAEL, in REMEMBRANCE of HIS MERCY. (55) As HE SPOKE to OUR FATHERS, to ABRAHAM and to HIS SEED FOREVER.
Ps. 105:8—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 and EVERLASTING COVENANT. Deut. 8:18—And you shall REMEMBER the Lord your GOD, for IT IS HE who GIVES YOU THE POWER TO GET WEALTH, that He may ESTABLISH HIS COVENANT which HE SWORE to YOUR FATHERS, as it is THIS DAY.
Jere. 51:10—THE LORD has REVEALED our RIGHTEOUSNESS. COME and LET US DECLARE IN ZION THE WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD. 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.
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Howdy Sharon! :) To my disappointment, it's been so long now since my tracking set-up quit working. Every chance I get, I try to go through my tracking list, but it's very time consuming. I miss seeing the beautiful paintings the Lord gives to you via His Word. There is such hope and such joy in the whole of them. ((hugs!))
Dear Sharon, You have such a special gift! In seeking God's will, you are guided by Him to the Scriptures He wants you to share. Your obedient heart allows you to follow His lead right to the messages He wants to relay. In this particular message, you show us the passages that make Jesus come alive - these verses help us focus on Him and His purpose and that, in turn, keeps our attention right on our Lord. KNOWING HIM and HIS FATHER'S TRUTH, we grow closer to Him and His Will for our own lives! Bless you for reaching so many souls with your messages straight from God! With love, always...Peggy
Dear Sharon- You continue to be a faithful purveyor of "The Truth" of God's Word, and an encourager of us all. Thank you and Godspeed in all that you do for Him! - Dennis
Sharon, Thanks for always presenting the Word in due season. You are a blessing.