Seeing The Face Of God
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2 Chron. 7:14—“If MY PEOPLE who are called by My name will humble themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK MY FACE, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from heaven, and will FORGIVE THEIR SIN and HEAL THEIR LAND.
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. Ps. 80:3—RESTORE us, O God; Cause YOUR FACE TO SHINE, and we SHALL BE SAVED. Numbers 6:24—The Lord BLESS you and KEEP you; (25) The Lord make HIS FACE shine upon you, and give you PEACE. (27) So shall they put MY NAME on the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, and I WILL BLESS THEM.
1 Chron 16:11—SEEK THE LORD and HIS STRENGTH; seek HIS FACE EVERMORE! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders and the JUDGMENTS of his mouth, O seed of ISRAEL His servant, You children of JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! 2 chron. 6:41—“Now therefore, ARISE, O LORD GOD, to YOUR RESTING PLACE, YOU and the ARK of YOUR STRENGTH. Heb. 4:1—Therefore, since A PROMISE REMAINS of entering HIS REST, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come SHORT of it. (2) For indeed THE GOSPEL was preached to us as well as to them; (Gal. 1:11—But I make known to you, brethren, that THE GOSPEL which was preached by me is NOT according to MAN. (12) For I neither received it from man, NOR was I taught IT, but it came through THE REVELATION OF Jesus CHRIST.) (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 shall be BLESSED.) Returning to Heb. 4:2—but THE WORD which they heard DID NOT PROFIT them, NOT BEING MIXED with FAITH in THOSE who HEARD IT. Heb. 11:1—Now FAITH is the SUBSTANCE HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN.
Ps. 132:8—ARISE, O Lord, to YOUR RESTING PLACE, You and THE ARK of YOUR STRENGTH, (9) Let Your priests be clothed with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and let Your saints shout for JOY. (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. Pro. 13:12—HOPE deferred makes THE HEART SICK, but WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, it IS A TREE of LIFE. Hag. 2:6—For thus says the Lord of hosts: once more I will shake HEAVEN and EARTH, the SEA and DRY LAND; (7) and I will shake ALL NATIONS, and THEY SHALL COME to THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS, and I will fill this temple with GLORY, says the Lord of hosts.
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. 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 SENT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, but that THE WORLD through HIM might be SAVED. 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. (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.
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, and of the far-off seas; (6) Who established the mountains by HIS STRENGTH, being CLOTHED WITH POWER; Is. 40:28—Have you NOT known? Have you NOT heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, neither FAINTS nor is WEARY. There is no searching of His understanding. (29) he GIVES POWER to THE WEAK, and to those who HAVE NO MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. (30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, (31) But those who WAIT ON THE LORD shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, (Ps. 103:5—Who satisfies your mouth with GOOD THINGS, so that YOUR YOUTH is RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLES.) They shall run and NOT be weary, they shall walk and NOT FAINT. Heb.9:28—To those who EAGELY WAIT for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECONG TIME, APART FROM SIN, for SALVATION.
Ps. 68:34—Ascribe STRENGTH to GOD; His excellence is over ISRAEL, and HIS STRENGTH is in THE CLOUDS. (35) O God, You are more AWESOME than Your holy places. THE GOD of ISRAEL is HE WHO GIVES STRENGTH and POWER TO HIS PEOPLE. 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 ALSO 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.
Returning to 2 Chron. 6:41--Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with SALVATION, and let Your saints rejoice in Your GOODNESS. (42) “O Lord God, DO NOT TURN AWAY THE FACE OF YOUR ANOINTED; REMEMBER THE MERCIES OF YOUR SERVANT DAVID. Ps. 89:35—Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will NOT LIE to DAVID: (36) His seed shall ENDURE FOREVER LIKE THE MOON, EVEN LIKE the FAITHFUL WITNESS in THE SKY. Ps. 72:5—They shall fear You as long as THE SUN and MOON ENDURE throughout ALL GENERATIONS. (6) He shall come down like RAIN upon the mown grass, like SHOWERS that WATER THE EARTH. (7) In His days the RIGHTEOUS shall FLOURISH, and ABUNDANCE of PEACE, until the moon is NO MORE. Ps. 148:3—Praise Him, SUN and MOON; Praise Him, all you stars of light! (5) Let them praise the name of the Lord, for HE COMMANDED and they WERE CREATED. (6) He has also ESTABLISHED THEM FOREVER and EVER; HE HAS MADE A DECREE which shall NOT pass away. Ps. 2:7—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.
Genesis 32:26—And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks. But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” (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.) (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.” (29) Then Jacob asked Him, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” and He BLESSED him THERE. (30) And JACOB called the name of the place PENIEL: “FOR I HAVE SEEN GOD FACE TO FACE, and MY LIFE IS PRESERVED.” Matt. 22:36—“Teacher, WHICH IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT in THE LAW?” (37) Jesus said to him “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the first and GREATEST commandment.
Gen.33:1—Now JACOB lifted his eyes and looked, and there, ESAU was coming, and with him four hundred men. (4) But ESAU ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. (5) And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with You? And he said, “The children whom God has graciously given your servant.” (8) Then ESAU said, “What do you mean by ALL THIS COMPANY which I met?” And he said, “THESE ARE TO FIND FAVOR IN THE SIGHT, of MY LORD.” (9) But ESAU said, “I have enough, my brother; Keep what you have for yourself.” (10) And Jacob said, “No please, if I have now found FAVOR in YOUR SIGHT then receive my present from my hand, inasmuch as I HAVE SEEN YOUR FACE as though I HAD SEEN THE FACE OF GOD, and you were PLEASED with ME. Matt. 22:38—“And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (40) On these TWO COMMANDMENTS hang ALL THE LAW and THE PROPHETS. 1 John 4:23—And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and LOVE one another, as He gave us commandment (24) Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and he in Him. And by this we know that He abides in us, BY THE SPIRIT whom HE HAS GIVEN US.
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.” Pro. 3:3—Let not MERCY and TRUTH forsake you. Bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart. (4) And so find FAVOR and high esteem in the sight of God and man. (5) Trust in the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART, and LEAN NOT to your OWN UNDERSTANDING: (6) In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct YOUR PATHS. (3) Do not be WISE IN YOUR OWN EYES; FEAR the Lord and depart from evil. (8) It will be HEALTH to your FLESH, and STRENGTH to your bones. Pro. 4:19—The way of the wicked is like DARKNESS; They do not know what makes them STUMBLE.
James 2:8—If you really keep 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, and yet STUMBLE in one point he is guilty OF ALL.
Returning to Pro. 4:20--My son, GIVE ATTENTION TO MY WORDS; Incline your ear to my sayings. (21) Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; (22) For they are LIFE to those who FIND them, and HEALTH to all their FLESH. Pro. 8:17—I love those who love me, and THOSE WHO SEEK ME DILIGENTLY WILL FIND ME. (18) RICHES and HONOR are with me, enduring RICHES and RIGHTEOUSNESS. (19) My fruit is better than GOLD, yes, than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. (2) I traverse the way of RIGHTEOUSNESS, in the midst of THE PATHS of JUSTICE, (21) That I may cause those who love me to INHERIT WEALTH, that I MAY FILL their TREASURIES. Pro. 10:30—THE RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked WILL NOT INHABIT THE EARTH. (32) The lips of the righteous know what is ACCEPTABLE , but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.
Pro. 16:14—As MESSENGERS of DEATH is the kings WRATH, but A WISE man will APPEASE it. (15) In the LIGHT of the kings FACE is LIFE, and HIS FAVOR is like A CLOUD of the 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. Heb. 9:28—To THOSE who EAGERLY WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN, for SALVATION.
Pro.28:10—Whoever causes THE UPRIGHT to go astray in an evil way, He himself will fall into his own pit; but THE BLAMELESS will INHERIT GOOD THINGS. 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. Returning to Ps. 119:1—BLESSED are the undefiled in the way, who walk in THE LAW of the LORD! (2) Blessed are those who keep HIS TESTIMONIES, who SEEK HIM WITH THE WHOLE HEART! (3) They also do no iniquity; they WALK IN HIS WAYS. (Ps. 24:12—Who is the man that fears the Lord? HIM SHALL HE TEACH IN THE WAY that HE CHOOSES, (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.) Returning to Ps. 119:4--You have COMMANDED US to KEEP YOUR PRECEPTS DILIGENTLY. (5) Oh, that my ways were directed to KEEP YOUR STATUTES! (6) Then I would NOT be ASHAMED, when I LOOK INTO ALL YOUR COMMANDMENTS. (7) I will praise You with UPRIGHTNESS of HEART, when I learn YOUR STATUTES; Oh, do not forsake me utterly.
Deut. 4:9—Only take heed to yourself, and DILIGENTLY keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have see, (In the word) 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. 14:26—In THE FEAR of THE LORD there is STRONG CONFIDENCE, and HIS CHILDREN will have a place of REFUGE. (27) THE FEAR of the LORD is a FOUNTAIN of LIFE, to AVOID THE SNARES of death. (Jere. 2:13—For MY PEOPLE have committed TWO EVILS; they have FORSAKEN ME, THE FOUNTAIN of LIVING WATERS, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Mal. 4:4—“Remember THE LAW of MOSES My servant, WHICH I COMMANDED him in HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, with THE STATUTES and JUDGMENTS. (5) Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE LORD. (6) And he will TURN the HEARTS of the FATHERS to THE CHILDREN, and the HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN to their FATHERS. Lest I come and strike the earth with a CURSE.” 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.
Exodus 25:21—You shall put the MERCY SEAT on top of THE ARK, and IN THE ARK you shall put THE TESTIMONY THAT I WILL GIVE YOU. (22) And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the MERCY SEAT, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of Testimony, of all things which I will give you in COMMANDMENT to THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. Deut. 6:17—You shall diligently keep the COMMANDMENTS of the Lord your God, His TESTIMONIES, and His STATUTES which HE HAS COMMANDED. I kings 2:3—And Keep the CHARGE of the Lord your God: to WALK IN HIS WAYS, to keep HIS STATUTES, HS COMMANDMENTS, HIS JUDGMENTS, and HIS TESTIMONIES, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you MAY PROSPER IN ALL THAT YOU DO and WHEREVER YOU TURN. (4) “that the Lord may FULFILL HIS WORD which He spoke concerning me, saying, If your sons take heed to their way, to WALK BEFORE ME IN TRUTH, with all THEIR HEART and WITH ALL THEIR SOUL, He said, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel. 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 RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the second Ps: You are My Son, today I have begotten You! (The second Ps. goes on to read: Ps. 2 7—You are My Son, today I have begotten You, ask of Me and I will give you the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.)
Acts. 7:44—Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He instructed Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen. (45) which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by THE GENTILES, whom GOD DROVE OUT BEFORE THE FACE OF OUR FATHERS UNTIL THE DAYS OF DAVID.
1 Kings 8:9--There was NOTHING in the ARK except the two tablets of stone which MOSES put there at HOREB, when the LORD MADE A COVENANT WITH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, WHEN THEY CAME OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT.
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.’ (10) FOR THIS IS THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, a day of VENGEANCE.
Is. 46:9—Remember the former things of old, for I AM GOD, and THERE IS NONE LIKE ME, DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and FROM ANCIENT TIMES THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, saying, MY COUNSEL shall STAND.
Ps. 37:27—Depart from EVIL and do GOOD; and DWELL FOREVERMORE. (28) For the Lord loves justice, and does NOT forsake His saints; they are PRESERVED forever, but the DESCENDANTS of the WICKED shall be CUT OFF. (29) The RIGHTEOUS shall INHERIT THE LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (34) Wait on the Lord and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT YOU TO INHERIT THE LAND; (37) Mark THE BLAMELESS man, and observe THE UPRIGHT; for THE FUTURE of that man is PEACE. Ps. 37:9—For evildoers shall be CUT OFF; but THOSE who WAIT on the LORD, they shall INHERIT the EARTH. (11) But the meek shall inherit THE EARTH, and shall DELIGHT themselves in the abundance of PEACE.
Job 33:23—“If there is a messenger for him, A MEDIATOR, one among a THOUSAND, to SHOW MAN HIS UPRIGHTNESS, (Pro. 2:21—For THE UPRIGHT will dwell in THE LAND, and THE BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it.) (Ps. 92:14—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.) Returning to Job 33:24--Then He is gracious to him, and says, deliver him from going down to the Pit, I have found a RANSOM; (1 Tim. 2:5-For there is one God and one MEDIATOR between God and men, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS, (6) who GAVE Himself A RANSOM for ALL, to be testified in DUE TIME.) Returning to Job 33:25—His FLESH shall be YOUNG like A CHILD’S, He shall RETURN to the DAYS OF his YOUTH. (26) He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, he shall see HIS FACE WITH JOY, for He RESTORES to man His RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Ps. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT inhabit the EARTH.)
Is. 56:7—“For MY HOUSE shall be called A HOUSE OF PRAYER for ALL NATIONS.” Is. 49:8—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.) and in the day of SALVATION I have helped You: I will PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT (New Covenant) to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them TO INHERIT the desolate heritages; (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.)
Ps. 85:8—O Lord God of hosts, HEAR my PRAYER, Give ear, O God of JACOB! (9) O God, behold our shield, and look upon THE FACE of YOUR ANOINTED. (10) For a DAY in Your courts is better than a thousand. I WOULD RATHER BE A DOORKEEPER IN THE HOUSE OF MY GOD than dwell in the tents of wickedness. (11) For the Lord is a sun and a shield; the Lord will give GRACE and GLORY; NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITHHOLD FROM THOSE WHO WALK UPRIGHTLY.
Ps. 30:7—Lord, by YOUR FAVOR You have made my mountain stand strong:YOU HID YOUR FACE, and I WAS TROUBLED. (8) I cried out to You, O Lord; and to the Lord I made supplication: (9) What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? (10) HEAR, O Lord, and have MERCY on me; LORD, BE MY HELPER!” (10) You have turned for me my MOURNING INTO DANCING; You have put off my sackcloth and CLOTHED ME WITH GLADNESS, (2) to the end that my GLORY may SING PRASE to YOU and not be silent. O Lord my God, I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU FOREVER.
Hosea 12:6--So you, BY THE HELP OF YOUR GOD, RETURN, observe MERCY and JUSTICE. and WAIT ON YOUR GOD CONTINUALLY. 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. (Joel 1:15--Alas for the day of the Lord is at hand; IT SHALL COME AS DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.)(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.)
Ps. 89:14—RIGHTEOUSNESS and justice are THE FOUNDATION of YOUR THRONE; MERCY and TRUTH go BEFORE YOUR FACE. (15) Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR COUNTENANCE. (16) In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS THEY ARE EXALTED. (17) For You are the GLORY of their STRENGTH. And in YOUR FAVOR our horn is EXALTED. Is. 5:16—But the Lord of hosts shall be EXALTED in JUDGMENT, and GOD who is HOLY shall be hallowed in RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Ps. 80:14--RETURN, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven and see, and visit THIS VINE (15) and THE VINEYARD which YOU RIGHT HAND HAS PLANTED, and THE BRANCH that you MADE STRONG for YOURSELF. (16) It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of YOUR COUNTENANCE. (17) Let YOUR HAND be UPON THE MAN OF YOUR RIGHT HAND, upon the son of may whom You made strong for YOURSELF. (18) THEN we will NOT TURN BACK FROM YOU; REVIVE US, and we will call upon YOUR NAME. (19) RESTORE US, o Lord God of hosts; CAUSE YOUR FACE TO SHINE, and WE SHALL BE SAVED.
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. (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. (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.) Returning to Heb. 8:4—For IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law;
Ps. 5:5—So also Christ did not GLORIFY HIMSELF to become HIGH PRIEST, but it was HE WHO SAID TO Him: Your are MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. 2 Ps. 1:6—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. (9) You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to 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.
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.
Ps. 96:10—Say among the nations, THE LORD REIGNS; THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED HE SHALL JUDGE THE PEOPLES RIGHTEOUSLY. (13) For HE IS COMING, for HE IS COMING to JUDGE THE EARTH. HE SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS, and THE PEOPLES WITH HIS TRUTH.
James 2:13--For Judgment is WITHOUT MERCY to the one who has SHOWN NO MERCY. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
1 Chron. 29:10—Therefore DAVID blessed the Lord before ALL THE CONGREGATION; and DAVID said: BLESSED are YOU, Lord God of ISRAEL, OUR FATHER, FOREVER and EVER. (11) YOURS, O LORD, IS THE GREATNESS, the POWER and the GLORY, the VICTORY and the MAJESTY: For all that is in heaven and in earth is YOURS; YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O Lord, and YOU are EXALTED as HEAD OVER ALL. (12) BOTH RICHES and HONOR come from YOU, and YOU REIGN OVER ALL. In YOUR HAND IS POWER and MIGHT: IN YOUR HAND IS TO MAKE GREAT and to GIVE STRENGTH to ALL. (13) Now therefore, our God, we THANK YOU and PRAISE YOUR GLORIOUS NAME. (14) But who am I, and who are MY PEOPLE, that we should be able to offer so WILLINGLY as THIS? For ALL THINGS COME FROM YOU, and OF YOUR OWN WE HAVE GIVEN YOU.
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Ah, Sis, I see the new covenant outlined in such a wonderful way here! And speaking of that new covenant, the fourth paragraph made me absolutely GIDDY! I love the way those scriptures fit together to minister so powerfully to my “desire.” I read and reread (and will most likely reread again, and maybe even again) to partake of the Bread you’ve laid out in as much as the Lord would allow me to consume it. And it is truly a beautiful thing. By the way, I don’t know that I would ever have thought to put Genesis 32 and 34 together with Matthew 22 the way that you did, but it makes perfect sense! Isn’t it wonderful the way God opens such mysteries!?! Also, Deuteronomy 4:10 seemed to jump up, right off of the paper (I printed out the article) and grab hold of my heart for a God-hug unlike any I have had in a VERY long time! :::smile::: And Psalm 85:10... What can I say? Lord, bless Thy doorkeeper’s mission! And Hebrew 8:1... truly the “MAIN POINT.” 1 Chronicles 29:14, AMEN!
Dear and Precious Sharon... This study touched my heart in so many ways! Three of my favorite passages were highlighted here when you wrote about mounting up on Eagles' Wings and Trusting the Lord so that He can direct out paths and loving God with all our minds, hearts and souls! These words ARE the heart and soul of God's Life Lessons for us! You listened as He guided you to include them in one study. God is blessing you and you are blessing us, dear friend! Thank you for this very special message! I love you. Peggy
As I read this article, my mind travels through Psalm 42. There, the Psalmist cries, "I thirst for the living God; when shall I appear before God." That same hungering and thirsting is reflected too in this article of yours, Sharon! Thank you.