A Message For The Modern Day Jacob
by Sharon McClean
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Ps. 24:6—THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who seek Him, who seek YOUR FACE. Ps. 14:5—There they are in great fear, for GOD IS WITH THE GENERATION of THE RIGHTEOUS. (6) You shame the counsel of the poor, but the Lord is HIS REFUGE. (7) Oh, that the SALVATION of ISRAEL WOULD COME OUT OF ZION! When the Lord brings back the captivity of His people, let JACOB rejoice and ISRAEL be GLAD. Is. 5:7—For THE VINEYARD of the LORD of HOSTS is the house of ISRAEL, and the men of JUDAH are His PLEASANT PLANT. 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. (7) 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 SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE.
Ps. 135:4—For the Lord has CHOSEN JACOB for HIMSELF, ISRAEL for HIS SPECIAL TREASURE. Ps. 148:19—He declares HIS WORD to JACOB, His statutes and His judgments to ISRAEL. (20) He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for HIS JUDGMENTS, they have NOT known them. (Ps. 97:10—Say among THE NATIONS, ‘The Lord reigns: THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED; He shall JUDGE the peoples righteously.) Is. 44:21—Remember these, O JACOB, and ISRAEL, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant; O ISRAEL, you WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY ME! (22) I have BLOTTED OUT, like a thick cloud, YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS, and like a cloud, YOUR SINS. RETURN to ME, FOR I HAVE REDEEMED YOU. (23) Sing, O heavens, for the Lord has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth; Break forth into singing, you mountains, O forest, and every tree in it! For the Lord has REDEEMED JACOB, and GLORIFIED HIMSELF IN ISRAEL. (26) Who CONFIRMS the word of His servant, and PERFORMS THE COUNSEL OF HIS MESSENGERS; who says to Jerusalem, ‘You shall be inhabited, to the cities of JUDAH, you shall be built, and I will RAISE UP HER WASTE PLACES;
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. Gal. 3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S THEN you are ABRAHAMS SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.
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 (Heb. 11:1--.Now FAITH is the substance of things 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, and THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.) Is. 8:18—Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for SIGNS and WONDERS in ISRAEL from the Lord of hosts, who DWELLS in MOUNT ZION. 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. 11:9—They shall NOT HURT nor DESTROY in ALL MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD as THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.(10) And in that day there shall be A ROOT of JESSE, who shall stand as a BANNER to the people; For THE GENTILES shall SEEK HIM, and HIS RESTING PLACE Shall be GLORIOUS. 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. 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.
Returning to Is.11:11—It shall come to pass in that day THAT THE LORD SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME to RECOVER the REMNANT of HIS PEOPLE who are left. Heb. 9:28—To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart from sin, FOR SALVATION. Acts 3:20—and that He may send Jesus Christ, who WAS PREACHED to you BEFORE, (21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION of ALL THINGS, which God has SPOKEN by the mouth of ALL His holy prophets since the world began. Is. 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 will RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED shall OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS. ( Is.13:6—Wail, for THE DAY OF THE LORD is at hand! It will come AS DESTRUCTION from THE ALMIGHTY. Ps. 90:3—YOU turn man to DESTRUCTION, and say RETURN, O CHILDREN OF MEN.)
Ps. 69:35—O God, You are more awesome than your holy places. THE GOD OF ISRAEL is HE WHO GIVES STRENGTH and POWER to HIS PEOPLE. 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, (31) but those who WAIT ON THE LORD shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. 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 BLESSING on YOUR OFFSPRING.) Ps. 130:7—O ISRAEL, hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is MERCY, and with Him is ABUNDANT REDEMPTION. (8) and He shall redeem ISRAEL from ALL his iniquities.
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.” Deut. 10:12—“And now, ISRAEL, what does the Lord your God REQUIRE of YOU, but to FEAR the Lord your God, (Pro. 14:27—The FEAR of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN of Life, to AVOID the snares of death) (Pro. 14:12—There is A WAY that SEEMS RIGHT to a man, but ITS END is THE WAY OF DEATH.) to walk in all HIS WAYS (Ps. 24:12—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.) Micah 6:8—He has shown you, O man, what is GOOD; and what does the Lord REQUIRE of YOU but to do justly, to love MERCY, and to walk HUMBLY with your God? Micah 7:2—The FAITHFUL MAN has perished FROM THE EARTH, and there is NO ONE UPRIGHT among men. 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. 102:6—My eyes shall be on THE FAITHFUL of THE LAND, that THEY MAY DWELL WITH ME.
Returning to Deut. 10:12—and to LOVE Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, (13) “and to keep the commandments of the Lord (Matt.22:36—Teacher, which is the GREAT 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. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) 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.)
Returning to Deut.10:13--and His STATUTES which I COMMAND you today for your GOOD? (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.) Returning to Deut. 10:14--“Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the Lord your God, also the earth with ALL that is in it. (15) “The Lord delighted only in YOUR FATHERS, to LOVE them; and HE CHOSE their DESCENDANTS after them, you above ALL people as it is this day.
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 HELP YOU, I will uphold you with My righteous RIGHT HAND. (14) “FEAR NOT, you WORM JACOB, you men of ISRAEL! (Ps. 22:3—But You are holy, who INHABIT THE PRAISES of ISRAEL. (4) OUR FATHERS TRUSTED IN YOU; THEY TRUSTED, and YOU DELIVERED THEM. (5) They cried to You, and were delivered; They TRUSTED in You, and were NOT ashamed. (6) but I am a WORM, and no man; A reproach of men, and DESPISED of the people. (7) All those who see Me laugh Me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head saying, (8) He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!” (9) But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust when I was on my mother’s breasts. (10) I was cast upon You from birth, from My mothers womb You have been My God. (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.
Returning to Is. 41:14--I WILL HELP YOU, says the Lord and your REDEEMER, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL. (17) When THE POOR and NEEDY seek WATER, and there is NONE, and their tongues fail for thirst, I, the Lord will hear them; I, the GOD OF ISRAEL, will not forsake them. (18) I will open rivers in DESOLATE heights, and FOUNTAINS in the midst of the VALLEYS; I will make THE WILDERNESS a pool of WATER. (21) “Present YOUR CASE,” says the Lord. “Bring forth your strong reasons,” says the King of JACOB. (22) Let them BRING FORTH and SHOW US what WILL HAPPEN; Let them show the former things, what THEY WERE, that we may consider them, and know THE LATTER END of THEM; or DECLARE to US things that ARE TO COME HEREAFTER, that we may know that you are gods;
(26) Who has DECLARED from THE BEGINNING, that we MAY KNOW? And from 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. (28) For I looked, and there was NO MAN; I looked among them, but there was NO COUNSELOR, who, when I asked of them, could ANSWER A WORD.
Is. 42:1—Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My elect one in whom My soul delights! I have put MY SPIRIT upon HIM: ( 1John 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.) HE WILL BRING FORTH JUSTICE to THE GENTILES. (4) HE WILL NOT FAIL NOR BE DISCOURGED, TILL HE HAS ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH; and the coastlands SHALL WAIT for HIS LAW. (6) I, the Lord, have called You in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and will HOLD YOUR HAND; I will KEEP YOU and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people, as A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, (7) to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. (9) Behold, THE FORMER THINGS have COME to PASS, and NEW THINGS I DECLARE; before they spring forth I tell you of them. (10) Sing to the Lord a NEW SONG and HIS PRAISE FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Is. 46:9—REMEMBER the former things of old, for I AM GOD, and there is NO other; I am God, and there is NONE like Me, (10) Declaring THE END from THE BEGINNING, and from ANCIENT TIMES things that are NOT YET DONE, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure. Is. 45:22—“Look to Me, and be saved, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God, and there is NO other.
Is. 49:3—And He said to me, You are My servant, O ISRAEL, in whom I WILL BE GLORIFIED. (4) Then I said, ‘I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; YET SURELY MY JUST REWARD is WITH THE LORD, and MY WORK with MY GOD. (5) “And now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring JACOB back to Him, So that ISRAEL is gathered to Him, for I shall be GLORIOUS in the eyes of the Lord, and MY GOD shall be MY STRENGTH. (6) Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, 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. (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 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.
(Amos 5:20—Is not the DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very dark with NO brightness IN IT?) Is. 5:20—Woe to those who call EVIL good, and GOOD evil; who put DARKNESS for LIGHT, and LIGHT for DARKNESS; who put BITTER for SWEET, and SWEET for BITTER!) Is. 42:16—I will bring the BLIND by a way they did not know; I WILL LEAD THEM IN PATHS THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN. I WILL MAKE DARKNESS LIGHT BEFORE THEM, and CROOKED PLACES STRAIGHT. These things I will do for them, and NOT forsake them.) (Is. 9:2—the people who walked in DARKNESS have seen a GREAT LIGHT; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them A LIGHT HAS SHINED.)
Returning to Is. 49:--They shall feed along the roads, and their pastures shall be on all desolate heights. (10) They shall neither HUNGER nor THIRST, (Matt. 5:6—Blessed are those who HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall be FILLED.) Neither heat nor sun shall strike them; (Ps. 121:5—The Lord is your KEEPER; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. (6) The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. (7) The Lord shall PRESERVE YOU from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. (8) the Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.) For HE WHO HAS MERCY on THEM will LEAD THEM, even by THE SPRINGS of WATER HE WILL GUIDE THEM. (14) But ZION said, “The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me. (15) “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have COMPASSION on the son of HER WOMB? Surely THEY MAY FORGET, YET I WILL NOT FORGET YOU. (16) See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. (17) Your sons shall make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you. .” (Jere. 16:19—O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of affliction, THE GENTILES shall come to you FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH and SAY, “SURELY OUR FATHERS HAVE INHERITED LIES, WORTHLESSNESS and UNPROFITALBLE THINGS.” ) Returning to Is. 49:18--LIFT UP YOUR EYES, LOOK AROUND AND SEE; ALL THESE GATHER TOGETHER AND COME TO YOU. AS I LIVE, says the Lord, “YOU SHALL SURELY CLOTHE YOURSELVES WITH THEM ALL as AN ORNAMENT, and BIND THEM ON YOU AS A BRIDE DOES.
Is. 51:1—Listen to Me, you who follow after RIGHTEOUSNESS, you WHO SEEK THE LORD. LOOK to THE ROCK from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. (2) Look to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH who BORE YOU; for I called him alone, and BLESSED him and INCREASED him. (3) For the LORD WILL COMFORT ZION, He will comfort all her waste places; HE WILL MAKE HER WILDERNESS LIKE EDEN, and HER DESERT like THE GARDEN of THE LORD; JOY and GLADNESS will be found in IT, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. (7) “LISTEN to ME, you who KNOW RIGHTEOUSNESS, you people in whose heart is MY LAW: DO NOT FEAR THE REPROACH OF MEN, nor be AFRAID of their REVILINGS. (8) For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool: but MY RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE FOREVER, and MY SALVATION FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. (15) But I am the Lord your God, who divided the sea whose waves roared—the Lord of hosts is His name. (16) AND I HAVE PUT MY WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH; I HAVE COVERED YOU WITH THE SHADOW OF MY HAND THAT I MAY PLANT THE HEAVENS, LAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH, and SAY to ZION, ‘YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.’
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. Ps. 68:9—You, O God sent a plentiful rain, whereby YOU CONFIRMED YOUR INHERITANCE, when it was weary. (10) YOUR CONGREGATION DWELT IN IT; You, O God provided from YOUR GOODNESS for THE POOR.
Is. 52:7—How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings GOOD NEWS, who PROCLAIMS PEACE, who brings GLAD TIDINGS of GOOD THINGS, who PROCLAIMS SALVATION, WHO SAYS to ZION, “YOUR GOD REIGNS!” (8) Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the LORD BRINGS BACK ZION. (Ps. 126:1—When the Lord brought back the captivity of ZION, we were like those who DREAM. (2) then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done GREAT THINGS for them. (3) The Lord has done great things for us, whereof we are glad.) Returning to Is.52:9--Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem! For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. (10) The Lord has made bare His HOLY ARM in the eyes of ALL THE NATIONS; and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR 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.
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 Ps. You are My Son, to day I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. Jere. 17:5—Cursed is the man who TRUSTS IN MAN and makes FLESH his STRENGTH, whose heart departs from the Lord. (13) O Lord, the HOPE of ISRAEL, ALL who forsake You shall be ASHAMED. “Those who DEPART FROM ME shall be written in the earth, BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORSAKEN THE LORD, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS.”
John 7:37—On 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.) that great day of THE FEAST, Jesus stood and cried out saying, “IF ANYONE THIRSTS, let him come to Me and DRINK. (38) “He who believes in ME, as THE SCRIPTURE has said, out of his heart WILL FLOW RIVERS of LIVING WATER.” Is. 33:20—Look upon ZION, the city of your 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.
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. 1 Chron. 29:10—“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 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 IT IS TO MAKE GREAT and to GIVE STRENGTH TO ALL.
(17) I know also, my God that you TEST the heart and have pleasure in UPRIGHTNESS. (Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL in THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it; Returning to 1 Chron. 29:17—As for me, in THE UPRIGHTNESS of my heart I have willingly offered all these things; and now with JOY I HAVE SEEN YOUR PEOPLE, who are present here to offer willingly to You. (18) O Lord GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and ISRAEL, our FATHERS, KEEP THIS FOREVER IN THE INTENT OF THE THOUGHTS of THE HEART of YOUR PEOPLE, and FIX THEIR HEART TOWARD YOU.
Ps. 21:1—The King shall have JOY in YOUR STRENGTH, O Lord; and in YOUR SALVATION how greatly shall he rejoice! (2) You have given him HIS HEART’S DESIRE, and you have not withheld the request of his lips. (Pro. 13:12—Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE of LIFE.) (3) For you meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a CROWN OF PURE GOLD UPON HIS HEAD. (4) HE ASKED LIFE FROM YOU, and YOU GAVE IT TO HIM-LENGTH OF DAYS FOREVER AND EVER. (5) HIS GLORY IS GREAT IN YOUR SALVATION; HONOR and MAJESTY You have PLACED UPON HIM. (6) For You have made most blessed forever. 2 Corin. 2:13—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
Ps. 144:4—One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. (5) I will meditate on the glorious splendor of YOUR MAJESTY, and on Your wondrous works. (6) Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your Greatness. (7) They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness. (8) The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and GREAT in MERCY. (9) The Lord is GOOD to ALL, and His TENDER MERCIES are over ALL HIS WORKS. (10) ALL YOUR WORKS SHALL PRAISE YOU, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You. (11) They shall speak of THE GLORY of YOUR KINGDOM, and talk of YOUR POWER, (12) To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and THE GLORIOUS MAJESTY OF HIS KINGDOM. (13) Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and YOUR DOMINION ENDURES THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.
Ps. 102: 12—But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the REMEMBRANCE of YOUR NAME to ALL GENERATIONS. (13) You will ARISE and have MERCY on ZION; for the time to favor her, Yes, the SET TIME has COME. (14) For Your servants take pleasure in her STONES , and show favor to her dust! (15) So THE NATIONS shall FEAR the NAME OF THE LORD, and all the kings of the earth YOUR GLORY. (16) For the Lord shall build up ZION; He shall appear in HIS GLORY. 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. 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.
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 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. (7) Therefore, to you who believes, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient. THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.
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
Heb.12:18—For you have not come to the mountain THAT MAY BE TOUCHED and that burned with fire, and to blackness and DARKNESS and tempest. (22) But you hae come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of THE LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, to an innumerable company of angels. (23) to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in HEAVEN, to God the Judge OF ALL, to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) TO JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD OF SPRINKLING that speaks better things than that of Abel. (25) See that you DO NOT REFUSE HIM who SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who REFUSED HIM who spoke 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.
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 SAKE 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.(8) The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts. (9) the GLORY of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in THIS PLACE I WILL GIVE PEACE, says the Lord of hosts.
Matt. 28:18—All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. (19) “Go there for and make disciples of ALL NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of the FATHER and of the SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT. (20) teaching them to observe ALL that I have commanded you: and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH. (NKJV)
Pro. 13:12—HOPE deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.
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. Heb. 9:27—To those who eagerly WAIT for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart from sin, FOR SALVATION.
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There is nothing like God's WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is nothing like God's WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you sis, YSICJ, Jounda
Sharon, Thank you so much! These scriptures ministered to my heart in a special way today. The Lord has been faithful to all generations. Behold HE comes, riding on a horse, shining in the clouds. Amen
Dearest Sharon, Your study today touched me so deeply that I had tears streaming down my face! The phrase, "I will help you" was repeated many times and in many ways, and I believe God was trying to tell me just that. In addition to my personal spiritual nourishment, I want to say the entire study was excellent! I am always amazed by the way God leads you to offer HIS MESSAGE in such a way that it clarifies His Word and 'feeds' so many! God bless you for obediently following our Father's direction - you are illuminating His Word so that we can all 'see' it more clearly! With love, always, Peggy
"I HAVE CHOSEN", is the strong message that comes thru to me here. How wonderful that our God has chosen Israel; has chosen you and me, for His own. What an honor our God has bestowed upon us! Thank you Sharon for this magnificent reminder of who we are in Him.