Coming To An Understanding Of The Floods Of God
by Sharon McClean
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Gen. 9:11—“Thus I establish MY COVENANT with YOU: NEVER AGAIN shall ALL FLESH BE CUT OFF BY THE WATERS of THE FLOOD; Never again shall there BE A FLOOD to DESTROY THE EARTH. (12) And GOD SAID: This is the sign of the covenant which I make between ME and YOU, and EVERY LIVING CREATURE that is WITH YOU, for PERPETUAL GENERATIONS: (13) I set MY RAINBOW in THE CLOUD, and IT shall be for the sign of the COVENANT BETWEEN ME and THE EARTH. (14) It shall be, when I bring A CLOUD over THE EARTH, that THE RAINBOW shall be seen in THE CLOUD; (15) and I WILL REMEMBER MY COVENANT which is between ME and YOU and EVERY LIVING CREATURE of ALL FLESH; THE WATERS shall NEVER AGAIN become A FLOOD to DESTROY ALL FLESH. (16) THE RAINBOW shall be in THE CLOUD, and I will LOOK ON IT TO REMEMBER THE EVERLASTING COVENANT BETWEEN GOD and EVERY LIVING CREATURE of ALL FLESH that is ON THE EARTH.
Rev. 10:1—And I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, CLOTHED WITH A CLOUD. And A RAINBOW was on HIS HEAD, his FACE was like THE SUN, and his FEET like pillars of FIRE. Rev. 1:15-HIS FEET were like fine brass, as if REFINED in A FURNACE, and HIS VOICE AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS; Eze. 1: 28—Like the appearance of A RAINBOW in A CLOUD on a RAINY DAY, so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. THIS WAS THE APPEARANCE of THE LIKENESS of THE GLORY of THE LORD
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. Ps. 29:3-The voice of the Lord is over THE WATERS. (4) The voice of the Lord is POWERFUL; the voice of the Lord is FULL of MAJESTY. (10) The Lord sat enthroned at THE FLOOD, and the Lord SITS AS KING FORVER. (11) The Lord will give STRENGTH TO HIS PEOPLE; The Lord will bless HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE.
Jere. 46:7—Who is this coming up like A FLOOD, whose WATERS move like THE RIVERS? (8) EGYPT rises up LIKE A FLOOD, and its WATERS move like the RIVERS; And he says, I WILL GO UP AND COVER THE EARTH, I WILL DESTROY THE CITY and ITS INHABITANTS. (9) come up, O horses, and RAGE, O chariots! And let the mighty men come forth: (10) For THIS IS THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, A DAY of VENGEANCE. That He may avenge Himself on HIS ADVERSARIES. 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. 104:5—You who laid the FOUNDATIONS of the EARTH, so that it should not be moved forever, (6) You covered it with the deep as with a garment; THE WATERS stood ABOVE the MOUNTAINS. (7) AT YOUR REBUKE they FLED; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. (8) They went up over THE MOUNTAINS; They went into the VALLEY, to THE PLACE which YOU founded for THEM. (9) You have set a boundary THAT THEY MAY NOT RETURN TO COVER THE EARTH.
Ps. 2:1-Why do the nations rage; and the people plot a vain thing? (2) THE KINGS of THE EARTH (Rev. 19:19-And I saw THE BEAST, THE KINGS OF THE EARTH, and their armies, gathered together to MAKE WAR against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.) Returning to Ps. 2:2—THE KINGS of THE EARTH set themselves, and the rulers TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER, AGAINST the LORD and AGAINST HIS ANOINTED, saying, (Is. 45:21—Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, LET THEM TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER. Who has told this from ancient time? (22) Look to Me, and be saved, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am GOD and there is NO OTHER.) Returning to Ps. 2:3--Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us. (4) He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. (6) Yet I have set MY KING on MY HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU THE NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE, and THE ENDS of THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.
Ps. 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. (5) By awesome deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will answer us, O God of our salvation, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Is. 59:19—So shall they FEAR THE NAME of the Lord from the west, and HIS GLORY from THE RISING OF THE SUN; (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 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.) Gen. 8:21 And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. And the Lord SAID IN HIS HEART, “I will never again CURSE the GROUND for MAN’S SAKE, although the IMAGINATION of MAN’S HEART is EVIL from HIS YOUTH; NOR WILL I AGAIN DESTROY EVERY LIVING THING AS I HAVE DONE. (22) While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and winter and summer, AND DAY AND NIGHT SHALL NOT CEASE.
Returning to 59:19--WHEN THE ENEMY COMES IN LIKE A FLOOD, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL LIFT UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM. (20) The Redeemer will COME to ZION, and to THOSE who TURN from TRANSGRESSION in JACOB, says the Lord. Ps. 24:6—THIS is JACOB, the generation of THOSE who SEEK HIM, who seek YOUR FACE. Is. 27:8—when YOU said, “SEEK MY FACE,” My heart said to You, “YOUR FACE, Lord I will seek. (9) Do not HIDE Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; YOU HAVE BEEN MY HELP; DO NOT LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME, O God of MY SALVATION.
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. 1 Chron. 16:11—Seek the Lord and HIS STRENGTH; seek HIS FACE evermore! 12) Remember His MARVELOUS WORKS which He has done, His wonders and the judgments of His mouth, (13) O seed of ISRAEL HIS SERVANT, you children of JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! (14) He is the Lord our God; HIS JUDGMENTS are in all THE EARTH. (15) Remember HIS COVENANT ALWAYS, THE WORD which HE COMMANDED for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS, (16) THE COVENANT which He made with ABRAHAM, and His oath to Isaac, (17) and CONFIRMED it to JACOB for a STATUTE, to ISRAEL for an EVERLASTING COVENANT. (23) Sing to the Lord, all the earth; PROCLAIM the GOOD NEWS of HIS SALVATION from DAY to DAY. (24) DECLARE His GLORY among THE NATIONS, His wonders among ALL PEOPLES. 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.
Is. 43:1—But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O JACOB, and He who formed you, O ISRAEL; “FEAR NOT, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU; I HAVE CALLED YOU BY YOUR NAME; YOU ARE MINE. (Gen. 32:27—So He said to him, “WHAT IS YOUR NAME?” And he said, “JACOB” (28) And He said, “YOUR NAME SHALL NO LONGER BE CALLED JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED with GOD and WITH MEN, and have PREVAILED.”) Gen. 35:9—Then God appeared to JACOB again, when he came from Padan Aram, and blessed him. (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. (12) The LAND (Promise land) which I gave ABRAHAM and Isaac I GIVE TO YOU; and TO YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU I GIVE THIS LAND.) Ps. 135:4—For THE LORD has CHOSEN JACOB for HIMSELF, ISRAEL FOR HIS SPECIAL TREASURE. (12) And gave their land as a heritage, to ISRAEL HIS PEOPLE. (13) Your name, O Lord, endures forever, YOUR FAME THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (21) Blessed be the LORD OUT OF ZION who DWELLS IN JERUSALEM.
1 kings 15:4—Nevertheless for DAVID’S SAKE the Lord his God gave him A LAMP in JERUSALEM, (Ps. 119:105—YOUR WORD is A LAMP to MY FEET and A LIGHT to my PATH.) by SETTING UP HIS SON AFTER HIM and BY ESTABLISHING JERUSALEM. 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.
Is. 44:1—Yet hear now, O Jacob My servant, and ISRAEL whom I HAVE CHOSEN. (2) Thus says the Lord who made you and FORMED you from the WOMB, who will HELP YOU: Fear NOT, O JACOB My servant; and you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen. (3) For I WILL POUR WATER on HIM WHO IS THIRSTY, and FLOODS on THE DRY GROUND: I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT on YOUR DESCENDANTS, and MY BLESSINGS on YOUR OFFSPRING; (4) They will spring up AMONG THE GRASS (Is. 40:6—ALL FLESH is GRASS.) like willows by the watercourses. (5) One will say, ‘I am the Lord’s, another will CALL HIMSELF by THE NAME of JACOB; another will write with his hand, ‘The Lord’s and NAME HIMSELF by the NAME of ISRAEL. Pro. 1:23—Turn at my REPROOF; SURELY I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON YOU; I WILL MAKE MY WORDS KNOWN TO YOU. Joel 2:28-And it shall come to pass afterward THAT I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH. (32) For in Mount ZION and in JERUSALEM there shall be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the remnant whom the Lord Calls.
Returning to Is. 43:2—WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH THE WATERS, I WILL BE WITH YOU; and THROUGH THE RIVERS, THEY SHALL NOT OVERTAKE YOU. When you walk through THE FIRE, you shall NOT be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. (3) For I am the Lord your God, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL, your SAVIOR; (5) FEAR NOT, for I AM WITH YOU; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; (6) I will say to the north, ‘GIVE THEM UP!’ and to the south, “DO NOT KEEP THEM BACK! Bring MY SONS from afar, AND MY DAUGHTERS FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH—(7) EVERYONE WHO IS CALLED by MY NAME, whom I HAVE CREATED FOR MY GLORY; I have formed him, yes, I have made him. .
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. 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. Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of ZION. 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. 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.
Is. 33:20-Look upon ZION, the CITY of our APPOINTED FEASTS; your eyes will see JERUSALEM, a quiet habitation, A TABERNACLE that WILL NOT BE TAKEN DOWN; not ONE OF ITS STAKES WILL EVER BE REMOVED, nor will any of its CORDS be broken. (21) but THERE THE MAJESTIC LORD WILL BE FOR US.
Heb. 9:8—THE HOLY SPIRIT INDICATING THIS, that THE WAY INTO the HOLIEST of ALL was not yet made manifest WHILE THE FIRST TABERNACLE WAS STILL STANDING. (9) It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make him who performed the service PERFECT IN REGARD TO THE CONSCIENCE—(10) CONCERNED ONLY WITH FOODS AND DRINKS various WASHINGS, and FLESHLY ORDINANCES IMPOSED UNTIL THE TIME OF REFORMATION. (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. 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) From following the ewes that had young He brought him, to SHEPERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE. (72) So he shepherded them according to the INTEGRITY of HIS HEART, and GUIDED THEM BY THE SKILLFULNESS of HIS HANDS.
Returning to (s. 33:22--For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our KING; HE WILL SAVE US. Is. 54:8—With a little wrath I HID MY FACE FROM YOU for a moment: but with EVERLASTING KINDNESS I will have MERCY on YOU.” Says the Lord, your Redeemer. (9) “FOR THIS IS LIKE THE WATERS OF NOAH to ME; for as I have sworn THAT THE WATERS OF NOAH WOULD NO LONGER COVER THE EARTH, SO HAVE I SWORN THAT I WOULD NOT BE ANGRY WITH YOU, nor REBUKE YOU. (10) For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, BUT MY KINDNESS SHALL NOT DEPART FROM YOU, NOR SHALL MY COVENANT OF PEACE BE REMOVED,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Heb. 11:7—By FAITH NOAH, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the SAVING of HIS HOUSHOLD, by which HE CONDEMNED THE WORLD and became the heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. 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.
1 John 5:6—This is He who came by WATER and BLOOD—Jesus Christ; NOT ONLY BY WATER, but BY WATER and BLOOD. And it is the Spirit who bears witness BECAUSE THE SPIRIT is TRUTH. (7) For there are THREE that bear WITNESS on EARTH: THE SPIRIT, the WATER, and THE BLOOD and these THREE agree as one.
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.
Eph. 5:25—HUSBANDS love your wives, just as Christ also loved THE CHURCH and GAVE HIMSELF FOR IT, (25) that HE MIGHT SANCTIFY and CLEANSE IT with THE WASHING of WATER BY THE WORD, (27) that He might present it to HIMSELF as a GLORIOUS CHURCH, not having SPOT or WRINKLE or ANY SUCH THING, but that it should be HOLY and without BLEMISH.
Matt. 26:28—For THIS is MY BLOOD of THE NEW COVENANT, which is SHED for MANY for the REMISSION of SINS. (29) But I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until THAT DAY when I DRINK IT NEW WITH YOU IN MY FATHER’S KINGDOM.
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. (30) A POSTERITY shall SERVE HIM. It will be RECOUNTED of the Lord TO THE NEXT GENERATION, (31) THEY WILL COME AND DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS TO A PEOPLE WHO WILL BE BORN, THAT HE HAS DONE THIS.
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. 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. 42:26—Who has declared from the beginning, that we may KNOW? And former times, that we may say, HE IS RIGHTEOUS? Surely there is no one who shows, surely there is no one who declares, surely there is no one who hears YOUR WORDS. (27) The first time I said to ZION, look, THERE THEY ARE! And I will give to Jerusalem one who brings GOOD TIDINGS. Is. 45:21-Who has declared this from ANCIENT TIME? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and A SAVIOR; there is NONE besides Me. (22) “LOOK TO ME AND BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER.
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.
Hebrews 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. (34) TO JESUS the MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, and TO THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING WHICH SPEAKS BETTER THINGS than THAT of ABEL. (Abel sacrificed a lamb, Christ was the Lamb that was sacrificed.) Ps. 132:13—For the Lord HAS CHOSEN ZION; He has desired if for HIS HABITATION: (14) “THIS is MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER; HERE I WILL DWELL, for I HAVE DESIRED IT.
Jere. 46:17—PHAROAH, king of EGYPT, is but a NOISE. HE HAS PASSED BY THE APPOINTED TIME!
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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. What a comforting message from God! Ps. 22:27 speaks to me inh a special way. Thank you Sis.so for being God's instrument in sharing His Word. Love, Gloria
Dearest Sharon... This was so uplifting to me because it not only speaks of God's protection for His people, but reminds us of the many promises He has made for the good and salvation of His Family. Oh, to think of sharing Communion with Him in Paradise!!!!!! I also love the reminder about the cornerstone that cannot be broken! A sure foundation! This is so full of hope and 'paints' a beautiful picture of God's Word! With great love to a wonderful friend! Peggy
HI PRECIOUS LADY. Every time your articles pop up on my tracking list, I can expect a comprehensive study of the Word of God. I know the time it takes to put together these exhausted studies and I appreciate your efforts to educate and inform God’s children. Sometimes I have to copy and past these works to read later because of the font size but, I really enjoy them. You are loved!
Sharon- Though our enemies may come in as a flood, still, as Martin Luther has said, Our God is a "bulwark, never failing." Thank you for reminding us of the powerful promises of God to us to be our ever-sure defense. Praise HIs Name!