For The Transgressions Of My People He Was Stricken
by Sharon McClean
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Romans 2:6--Eternal Life To those Who By Patient Continuance In Doing GOOD Seek for GLORY, HONOR and IMMORTALITY; (8) But to those who are SELF SEEKING and do not obey the truth, but obey UNRIGHTEOUSNESS–INDIGNATION and WRATH, (9) tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the JEW first and also of the GREEK; (10) But GLORY, HONOR, and PEACE to EVERYONE who WORKS WHAT IS GOOD, to the JEW and also to the GREEK. 1 Tim. 2:2—Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks BE MADE FOR ALL MEN, (2) for kings and ALL who are in AUTHORITY, that we may lead a QUIET and PEACEABLE life in all GODLINESS and REVERANCE. (3) For THIS is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE in the sight of God our Savior, (4) WHO DESIRES ALL MEN TO BE SAVED and to COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE of THE TRUTH. (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, (7) for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am SPEAKING THE TRUTH in CHRIST and NOT LYING—A TEACHER of THE GENTILES in FAITH and TRUTH. (8) Therefore I desire that men PRAY everywhere, lifting up holy hands, WITHOUT WRATH and DOUBTING; Matt.5:16—Let YOUR LIGHT so SHINE before MEN, that they may see YOUR GOOD WORKS and GLORIFY GOD YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN. Matt. 12:33—Either make THE TREE GOOD and its fruit GOOD, or else make THE TREE BAD and its fruit BAD. (35) A GOOD man out of the GOOD TREASURE of HIS HEART brings forth GOOD THINGS. Pro.14:22—Do they NOT go ASTRAY who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD. Pro.28:10—Whoever causes the UPRIGHT to GO ASTRAY in an EVIL WAY, he himself will fall into his own pit; but THE BLAMLESS will INHERIT GOOD THINGS. Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will dwell IN THE LAND and THE BLAMELESS WILL REMAIN IN IT; (27) But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED from IT.
Jere. 11:19—But I was like a docile lamb brought to the slaughter; and I did not know that they had DEVISED schemes against me, saying, LET US DESTROY THE TREE with ITS FRUIT, and let us CUT HIM OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING, that his name may be REMEMBERED NO MORE. Is. 53:7—He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened NOT his MOUTH; HE WAS LED AS A LAMB to the SLAUGHTER; and as A SHEEP before its shearers is silent, so He opened NOT his mouth. (8) He was taken from prison and from judgment, and WHO WILL DECLARE HIS GENERATION? For HE WAS CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING; for THE TRANSGRESSIONS of MY PEOPLE HE WAS STRICKEN. Ps.14:4—Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and DO NOT CALL ON THE LORD? (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. Amos 9:10—ALL THE SINNERS of MY PEOPLE shall die by the sword, who say, THE CALAMITY SHALL NOT OVERTAKE US NOR CONFRONT US.
Ps. 35:5—Let them be like chaff before the wind, and let the angel of the Lord chase them. (6) Let their way be DARK and SLIPPERY, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them. (7) For without cause they have hidden their NET for me in A PIT, which THEY HAVE DUG without cause for MY LIFE. (8) Let DESTRUCTION COME UPON HIM UNEXPECTEDLY, (Is.12:9—Behold, the day of the Lord comes CRUEL, with both WRATH and FIERCE ANGER to lay the land desolate: and He will destroy its sinners from it. (6) Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as DESTRUCTION from the almighty.) Returning to Ps.35:8—And let his net that he has hidden catch himself; into that very DESTRUCTION let him fall. (17) Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their DESTRUCTIONS, my precious life from the lions. (18) I will give You THANKS in the GREAT CONGREGATION; I WILL PRAISE YOU AMONG MANY PEOPLES (20) For THEY DO NOT SPEAK PEACE, but they DEVISE DECEITFUL MATTERS against those who are QUIET IN THE LAND. Ps. 1:4—The ungodly are not so, they are like CHAFF which the wind drives away. (5) Therefore the ungodly shall NOT stand in the JUDGMENT, NOR SINNERS in THE CONGREGATION of the RIGHTEOUS. (6) For the Lord knows THE WAY of the RIGHTEOUS, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Ps.23:20—Deliver Me from the sword, my precious life from the lion’s mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me. (22) I will declare Your name to MY BRETHREN; in the midst of THE CONGREGATION I WILL PRAISE YOU. (23) You who fear the Lord PRAISE HIM! All you descendants of JACOB glorify Him, and FEAR HIM all you offspring of ISRAEL! (24) For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden HIS FACE from Him; but when He cried to Him, He heard. (25) MY PRAISE SHALL BE OF YOU IN THE GREAT CONGREGATION; I will PAY MY VOWS before those who FEAR HIM. (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. 109:4—In return for my love they are my accusers, but I give myself to prayer. (5) Thus they have rewarded me EVIL for GOOD, and hatred for my love. (6) Set a wicked man over him, and let an accuser stand at his right hand. (7) When he is JUDGED, let him be found GUILTY, and let HIS PRAYER become SIN. (8) Let his days be few, and let another take his office. (9) Let his children be FATHERLESS, and his WIFE a WIDOW. (11) Let the creditor seize all that he has, and let strangers plunder his labor. (12) LET THERE BE NONE to EXTEND MERCY to HIM, nor let there be any favor to his FATHERLESS children. (13) Let HIS POSTERITY BE CUT OFF, and IN THE GENERATION FOLLOWING, LET THEIR NAME BE BLOTTED OUT. (15) Let them be continually before the Lord, THAT HE MAY CUT THEM OFF FROM THE EARTH; (16) BECAUSE HE DID NOT REMEMBER TO SHOW MERCY but persecuted the poor and needy man.
Is. 53:3—He is DESPISED and REJECTED by MEN, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was DESPISED, and we DID NOT ESTEEM HIM. (4) Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (5) But HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITES; THE CHASTISEMENT FOR OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM, and BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED, (6) ALL we LIKE SHEEP have gone ASTRAY; (Pro.14:22—Do they NOT go ASTRAY who devise evil? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those WHO DEVISE GOOD.) WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN WAY; (Ps. Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; teach me YOUR PATHS; (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all the day. (12) Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in THE WAY HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall DWELL IN PROSPERITY, and HIS DESCENDANTS shall INHERIT THE EARTH.)
Returning to Is. 53:6--and the Lord has laid on Him THE INIQUITY of US ALL. Is. 59:20—The REDEEMER will come to ZION, and to THOSE WHO TURN FROM TRANSGRESSIONS IN JACOB, says the Lord. (21) As for Me, says the Lord, this is MY COVENANT with THEM: MY SPIRIT who is UPON YOU, and MY WORDS which I HAVE PUT IN YOUR MOUTH, shall NOT DEPART FROM YOUR MOUTH, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS, nor from the mouth of YOUR DESCENDANTS’ DESCENDANTS, says the Lord, FROM THIS TIME and FOREVERMORE.
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. Col.1:12—giving thanks to THE FATHER who has qualified us to be partakers of THE INHERITANCE of THE SAINTS IN THE LIGHT. (13) He has delivered us from the power of DARKNESS and TRANSLATED us into THE KINGDOM OF THE SON of HIS LOVE, (14) in whom we have REDEMPTION through HIS BLOOD, the FORGIVENESS of SINS. (15) He is THE IMAGE of the INVISIBLE GOD, the FIRSTBORN over all CREATION. (16) For BY HIM ALL THINGS WERE CREATED that are IN HEAVEN and that are ON EARTH, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. ALL THINGS were CREATED THROUGH HIM and FOR HIM. (17) And HE IS THE HEAD of THE BODY, THE CHURCH, who is THE BEGINNING, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD, that in ALL THINGS HE MAY HAVE THE PREEMINENCE. (19) For it pleased the Father that IN HIM all THE FULLNESS should DWELL, (20) and BY HIM to RECONCILE ALL THINGS to HIMSELF, by HIM, whether things ON EARTH or things IN HEAVEN, having made PEACE through THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS. (21) And you, who once were alienated and ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND by WICKED WORKS, yet NOW he HAS RECONCILED (22) in the body of HIS FLESH through DEATH, to PRESENT YOU HOLY, and BLAMELESS, and IRREPROACHABLE IN HIS SIGHT.
2 Corin. 5:17—Therefore, if anyone is IN CHRIST, (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 and testify that THE FATHER has SENT THE SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.) he is A NEW CREATION; OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY, behold, ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW. (18) NOW ALL THINGS ARE OF GOD, who has RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF through JESUS CHRIST, and has GIVEN US the MINISTRY OF RECONCILATION, (19) that is, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST RECONCILING THE WORLD TO HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESSPASSES TO THEM, and HAS COMMITTED TO US THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION. Eph. 2:13—But NOW in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made NEAR by THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. (14) For HE HIMSELF is OUR PEACE, who has made BOTH ONE, and has BROKEN DOWN THE MIDDLE WALL OF DIVISION BETWEEN US, (15) having abolished in HIS FLESH the ENEMITY that is, THE LAW OF COMMANDMENTS contained in ORDINANCES, so as TO CREATE IN HIMSELF ONE NEW MAN from THE TWO, thus MAKING PEACE, (16) and THAT HE MIGHT RECONCILE THEM BOTH TO GOD IN ONE BODY THROUGH THE CROSS, thereby putting to death THE ENMITY. (17) For through HIM we BOTH HAVE ACCESS BY ONE SPIRIT TO THE FATHER. (19) NOW, therefore you are NO LONGER STRANGERS and FOREIGNERS, but FELLOW CITIZENS with THE SAINTS and MEMBERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD. (20) having been BUILT ON THE FOUNDATION of THE APOSTLES and PROPHETS, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, (21) in whom you also ARE BEING BUILT TOGETHER FOR A HABITATION OF GOD IN THE SPIRIT.
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 Abel.
Rom. 5:8—But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (9) Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from WRATH through HIM. (Rom. 4:13—For THE PROMISE that he would be THE HEIR OF THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to HIS SEED (Gal.3:29—And if you are Christ’s THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) through the law, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH. (Gal.3:25—But after FAITH has come, we are NO longer under a tutor. (23) But BEFORE FAITH came, we were kept under GUARD by THE LAW, kept for the FAITH which would afterward be REVEALED. (24) Therefore THE LAW was our TUTOR to bring us TO CHRIST, that we might be justified BY FAITH. Returning to Rom. 4:14-- For if those who are of the law are HEIRS then 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.) (Rom.10:4—For CHRIST is THE END of THE LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to everyone who believes.)
Returning to Rom. 5:10--For if when we were enemies we were RECONCILED to GOD through the death of His Son, much more having been RECONCILED, we SHALL BE SAVED BY HIS LIFE. (11) And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have now received THE RECONCILIATION.
Ps. 72:15---And He SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; PRAYER also WILL BE MADE FOR HIM CONTINUALLY, and DAILY HE SHALL BE PRAISED. (17) His name shall ENDURE FOREVER; His name shall CONTINUE as LONG AS THE SUN. And men shall be blessed in Him; ALL NATIONS SHALL CALL HIM BLESSED. (18) Blessed be the Lord God, the God of ISRAEL, who only does wondrous things! (19) And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let THE WHOLE EARTH BE FILLED with HIS GLORY. Ps. 118:16—The right hand of the Lord is exalted; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly. (17) I SHALL NOT DIE, but LIVE, and DECLARE THE WORKS of THE LORD. (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 which the builders REJECTED has BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.
Returning to Ps. 118:23--This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. (24) THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HAS MADE; WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. (25) SAVE NOW, I PRAY, O LORD; O Lord, I PRAY, SEND NOW PROSPERITY. (26) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We have blessed you from the house of the Lord. (27) GOD is THE LORD, and HE has GIVEN us LIGHT; (29) Oh, give THANKS to the LORD, for HE IS GOOD! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. Ps. 51:18—Do GOOD in Your GOOD pleasure to ZION; build the walls of JERUSALEM. Ps. 25:8—GOOD and UPRIGHT is the Lord; (9) therefore He teaches SINNERS in THE WAY. (9) THE HUMBLE He guides in justice and THE HUMBLE He teaches HIS WAY. (12) Who is the man that FEARS the Lord? Pro.14:27-The FEAR of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN of LIFE, to avoid THE SNARES of DEATH.) Him shall He teach in THE WAY He CHOOSES. (13) He himself will dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS will INHERIT the EARTH.
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. (32) The wicked watches the RIGHTEOUS, and seeks to slay him. (33) THE LORD WILL NOT LEAVE HIM IN HIS HAND, nor condemn him when he is JUDGED. (34) Wait on the Lord, and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT YOU TO INHERIT THE LAND; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. (37) Mark the BLAMELESS man, and observe the UPRIGHT; for THE FUTURE of that man is PEACE. Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will remain in IT; (27) But the wicked will be cut off from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be uprooted from It. Ps.37:18—The Lord knows the days of the UPRIGHT, and THEIR INHERITANCE is FOREVER. (22) For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT the EARTH, but those who are cursed by Him shall be cut off. Micah 7:2—The FAITHFUL man has perished from the earth, and there is NO ONE UPRIGHT among men. Returning to Ps.37:38--but THE TRANSGRESSORS shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.
Ps. 85:11—TRUTH shall spring out of the earth, and RIGHTEOUSNESS shall look DOWN FROM HEAVEN. (12) Yes, the Lord will give what is GOOD; and OUR LAND WILL YIELD ITS INCREASE. (13) RIGHTEOUSNESS will GO BEFORE HIM, and SHALL MAKE HIS FOOTSTEPS OUR PATHWAY. Matt.7:12—Therefore, WHATEVER YOU WANT MEN TO DO TO YOU, DO ALSO TO THEM, for THIS IS THE LAW and THE PROPHETS. (13) ENTER by the NARROW GATE; for WIDE is THE GATE and BROAD is THE WAY that leads to DESTRUCTION, and there are MANY who GO IN by IT. (14) Because NARROW is the GATE and DIFFICULT is THE WAY WHICH LEADS TO LIFE, and THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT. (15) BEWARE of FALSE PROPHETS, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. (16) You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from the thornbushes or figs from thistles? (17) Even so, EVERY GOOD TREE BEARS GOOD FRUIT, but A BAD TREE BEARS BAD FRUIT. (18) A GOOD TREE CANNOT BEAR BAD FRUIT, nor can A BAD TREE BEAR GOOD FRUIT. Matt. 12:33—Either make THE TREE GOOD and its FRUIT GOOD or else make THE TREE BAD and ITS FRUIT BAD; for A TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT. Job14:7—For there is HOPE for A TREE, if it is CUT DOWN, that it will SPROUT AGAIN, and that its TENDER SHOOTS WILL NOT CEASE. (8) Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its STUMP may die in the ground, (9) YET AT THE SCENT OF WATER WILL BUD and BRING FORTH BRANCHES like A PLANT. Luke 6:45—a good man out of the GOOD TREASURE of his heart brings forth GOOD; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart HIS MOUTHS SPEAKS. (46) But why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and DO NOT DO THE THINGS WHICH I SAY? (47) Whoever comes to me, and hears My sayings and DOES THEM, I will show you whom he is like: (48) He is like a man BUILDING A HOUSE, who DUG DEEP and LAID THE FOUNDATION on the ROCK. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and COULD NOT SHAKE IT, for it was FOUNDED on THE ROCK. (49) But HE WHO HEARD and DID NOTHING is like a man who built a house on the earth WITHOUT A FOUNDATION, against which the stream beat vehemently; and IMMEDIATELY IT FELL. And the ruin of that house was great.
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. (17) Also I will make JUSTICE the MEASURING LINE, and RIGHTEOUSNESS the PLUMMET; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. (18) Your covenant with DEATH will be ANNULED, and your agreement with SHEOL will NOT STAND; Matt. 21:43—Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures: THE STONE which the BUILDERS REJECTED has become THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. This was THE LORD’S DOING, and it is MARVELOUS in OUR EYES. 1 Peter 2:6—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. 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.
Zech. 1:14—I am ZEALOUS For JERUSALEM and for ZION with GREAT ZEAL. (15) I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; for I was a little angry, and they helped—but with evil intent. (16) Therefore thus says the Lord: I AM RETURNING to JERUSALEM with MERCY; MY HOUSE shall be BUILT in it, says the Lord of hosts, and a SURVERYOR’S line shall be STRETCHED OUT OVER JERUSALEM. (17) Again proclaim, saying, thus says the Lord of hosts: MY CITIES SHALL AGAIN SPREAD OUT THROUGH PROSPERITY; THE LORD WILL COMFORT ZION, and WILL AGAIN CHOOSE JERUSALEM. Zech. 2:11—Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become MY PEOPLE. And I will DWELL IN YOUR MIDST, Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has SENT ME TO YOU. (12) and the Lord will take POSSESSION of JUDAH as HIS INHERITANCE in the HOLY LAND, and will again CHOOSE JERUSALEM. Ps. 78:68—But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which He loved. (69) And HE BUILT HIS SANCTURARY like THE HEIGHTS, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (7) He ALSO CHOSE DAVID His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; (71) From following the ewes that had young He brought him, TO SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE. Ps. 102:19—For He looked down from the height of HIS SANCTUARY; FROM HEAVEN the Lord viewed the earth, (20) to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to LOOSE THOSE APPOINTED to DEATH, (21) to DECLARE the name of the Lord in ZION, and HIS PRAISE in JERUSALEM, (22) when the peoples are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. (23) He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days. (24) I SAID, O my God, DO NOT TAKE ME AWAY IN THE MIDST OF MY DAYS; YOUR YEARS ARE THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.
Eze.18:31—Cast away from you ALL THE TRANSGRESSIONS WHICH YOU HAVE COMMITTED, and GET YOURSELVES A NEW HEART and A NEW SPIRIT. For why should you DIE, O house of Israel? (32) FOR I HAVE NO PLEASURE, in THE DEATH OF ONE WHO DIES, says the Lord God. Therefore TURN and LIVE! Ps. 36:1—An oracle within my heart concerning THE TRANSGRESSION of the wicked: There is NO fear of God before his eyes. (2) For he flatters himself in his own eyes, when he finds out his iniquity and when he hates. (3) The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be WISE and to DO GOOD. (4) He DEVISES wickedness on his bed; He sets himself in a way THAT IS NOT GOOD; He DOES NOT abhor EVIL. (5) YOUR MERCY, O Lord, is in the heavens, and YOUR FAITHFULNESS reaches to THE CLOUDS. (6) YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a GREAT DEEP; O Lord, YOU PRESERVE MAN and BEAST. (7) How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore THE CHILDREN OF MEN PUT THEIR TRUST UNDER THE SHADOW OF YOUR WINGS. (8) They are abundantly satisfied with the FULLNESS of YOUR HOUSE, and YOU give them DRINK from the RIVER of YOUR PLEASURES. (9) for WITH YOU IS THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE; IN YOUR LIGHT WE SEE LIGHT. (10) Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to THOSE WHO KNOW YOU, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS to THE UPRIGHT in heart.
Ps. 37:8—Cease from anger, and forsake WRATH; DO NOT FRET—it only causes harm. (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. (18) The Lord knows the days of the UPRIGHT, and THEIR INHERITANCE SHALL BE FOR EVER. (22) For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT THE EARTH. But those who are CURSED by HIM shall be CUT OFF. (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; when the wicked are CUT OFF, you shall see it. (37) Mark the BLAMELESS man, and OBSERVE the UPRIGHT; for THE FUTURE of the wicked shall be CUT OFF. (39) But THE SALVATION of THE RIGHTEOUS is from the Lord; HE IS THEIR STRENGTH IN THE TIME OF TROUBLE. (40) And the Lord shall help them and DELIVER THEM; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and SAVE THEM, BECAUSE THEY TRUST IN HIM.
Luke 22:28—But you are THOSE WHO HAVE CONTINUED with ME IN MY TRIALS. (29) and I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My father has bestowed one upon Me, (31) And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, indeed, SATAN HAS ASKED FOR YOU, THAT HE MAY SIFT YOU AS WHEAT. (Amos 9:9—For surely I will command, and will SIFT the HOUSE of ISRAEL AMONG ALL NATIONS, as GRAIN is SIFTED IN A SIEVE; Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. (10) ALL THE SINNERS OF MY PEOPLE shall die by the sword, who say THE CALAMITY SHALL NOT OVERTAKE US nor CONFRONT US. Is. 30:27—Behold, the name of the Lord comes from afar, burning with His anger, and His burden is heavy; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue like a devouring fire; (28) His breath is like an overflowing stream, WHICH REACHES UP TO THE NECK, TO SIFT THE NATIONS WITH THE SIEVE OF FUTILITY; and THERE SHALL BE A BRIDLE IN THE JAW OF THE PEOPLE CAUSING THEM TO ERR.
Luke 22:31—And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may SIFT YOU AS WHEAT. (32) But I have PRAYED FOR YOU, that YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT FAIL; and WHEN YOU HAVE RETURNED TO ME, STRENGTHEN YOUR BRETHREN. John 21:14—This is now THE THIRD TIME Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was RAISED FROM THE DEAD. (15) So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these? He said to Him, “YES LORD: YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. He said to him, “FEED MY LAMBS. (16) He said again to him a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, DO YOU LOVE ME? He said to Him, Yes Lord; you know that I love You. He said to him, “TEND MY SHEEP.” (17) He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me: And he said to Him “Lord, You know all things: You KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. Jesus said to him, FEED MY SHEEP.
Acts 4:8—Then PETER, filled with the HOLY SPIRIT, said to them, Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: (9) “If we are judged for a GOOD DEED done to this helpless man, by what means He has been MADE WELL. (10) LET IT BE KNOWN TO YOU ALL, and TO ALL THE PEOPLE of ISRAEL, that BY THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, whom you crucified, WHOM GOD RAISED FROM THE DEAD, by HIM THIS MAN STANDS HERE BEFORE YOU WHOLE. (11) THIS IS THE STONE which was REJECTED by YOU BUILDERS, which HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (12) NOR IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, for there is NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN by WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED. Acts 3:14—But you denied the HOLY ONE and the JUST, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, (15) and KILLED THE PRINCE OF LIFE, whom GOD RAISED FROM THE DEAD, of which we are witnesses. (16) and His name through FAITH in HIS NAME, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes THROUGH HIM HAS GIVEN HIM THIS PERFECT SOUNDNESS in the PRESENCE OF YOU ALL. (18) But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all his prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. (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.
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. Matt. 5:3—Blessed are the poor in spirit, for THEIRS is THE KINGDOM of HEAVEN. (4) Blessed are those who MOURN, for THEY shall be COMFORTED. (5) Blessed are THE MEEK, for THEY shall INHERIT THE EARTH. (6) Blessed are THOSE who HUNGER and THIRST For RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall BE FILLED. (7) Blessed are the MERCIFUL, for THEY shall OBTAIN MERCY. (8) Blessed are the PURE in HEART, for they shall SEE GOD. (9) Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for THEY shall be called SONS of GOD. (10) Blessed are those who are persecuted FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE, for THIERS IS THE KINGDOM of HEAVEN. (13) YOU are THE SALT of THE EARTH; but if it loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then GOOD FOR NOTHING but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. (14) YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. A CITY THAT IS SET ON A HILL cannot be HIDDEN. (15) Nor do they light A LAMP and put it under a basket, but on a LAMPSTAND and it gives LIGHT to ALL who are in THE HOUSE.
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.
Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to THEM saying, ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN ME in HEAVEN and ON EARTH. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER, and of THE SON, and of THE HOLY SPIRIT, (10) teaching them to observe ALL things that I HAVE COMMANDED you; and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. AMEN. (KJV)
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Wow, what a Labour of Love Sister to gather so much of God's Holy Word and present it so Beautifully to encourage the Body of Christ to walk a closer walk with Jesus!This is a Spiritual feast for the soul! I was Greatly Blessed and Encouraged by this very Inspiring Bible Study!!! "This is now THE THIRD TIME Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was RAISED FROM THE DEAD. (15) So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, â€śSimon, son of Jonah, do you love me more than these? He said to Him, â€śYES LORD: YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. He said to him, â€śFEED MY LAMBS. (16) He said again to him a second time, Simon, son of Jonah, DO YOU LOVE ME? He said to Him, Yes Lord; you know that I love You. He said to him, â€śTEND MY SHEEP.â€ť (17) He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me: And he said to Him â€śLord, You know all things: You KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. Jesus said to him, FEED MY SHEEP." Yes,Jesus calls us to feed His sheep and care for His Lambs and that my precious Sister you are doing so Lovingly and Faithfully!!!" With Jesus Love, Dee "Numbers 6:24,25,26"
Sis. Sharon, your love of the Word of God is an inspiration. What's amazing with the Scriptures is that we always find new meaning, no matter how many times we read it. It's because it's God's message to us, who are willing to listen. For faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Thanks for taking the time to compile them perfectly for us to be reminded again and again because we tend to forget (and I'm speaking for myself here- someone who needs to be reminded again and again. God bless you! Gloria
Dearest Sharon, Your Bible Studies are reaching hearts and I can say, first-hand, that they are making a difference. I have paragraphs of notes from this lesson alone! You cite Scriptures that cover so many topics, yet you tie them together in a very clear, understandable way. You are TEACHING here, Sharon! We are blessed to have our own tutor to share God's Word and His Love! You are, indeed, 'feeding His sheep' and helping to make disciples of His people. You remind us to rejoice in the Lord and do good, to cease from anger, to be humble and just. You explain that the law was the tutor that led us to Christ and to faith. God does want all men to be saved and we all need to shine our lights so that they will see HIS GLORY. You are shining beautifully, Sharon...Keep the light glowing! I love you. Peggy