The Thief Verses The Savior
by Sharon McClean
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John 10:10—THE THIEF does not come except to STEAL, and to KILL and to DESTROY. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Job 24:13—There are those who rebel against THE LIGHT; (Is. 49:6—I will also give You as A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that You should be MY SALVATON to 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.) Returning to Job 24:13—They DO NOT KNOW its WAYS nor ABIDE IN ITS PATHS. (14) The MURDER RISES WITH THE LIGHT; He KILLS THE POOR and NEEDY; and in THE NIGHT he is like A THIEF. Acts 3:14—But you DENIED the HOLY ONE (Is. 49: end of verse 7—The Holy One of ISRAEL; and He has CHOSEN YOU. (8) I will PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU as A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH.) Returning to Acts 3:14-- 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 ALL WITNESSES.
(Ps. 50:18—WHEN you saw A THIEF, you CONSENTED WITH HIM, and have been a partaker with ADULTERERS. (23) Whoever offers PRAISE GLORIFIES ME; and to him WHO ORDERS HIS CONDUCT ARIGHT! I WILL SHOW THE SALVATION OF GOD. (Luke 19:46—“It is written, MY HOUSE is a house of PRAYER” but you have made it A DEN OF THIEVES.) (2 Chron. 7:14—If MY PEOPLE who are called by MY NAME will HUMBLE THEMSELVES Ps. 25:9—THE HUMBLE He guides in justice, and the HUMBLE He TEACHES HIS WAY. (10) ALL THE PATHS of the LORD are MERCY and TRUTH, TO SUCH AS KEEP HIS COVENANT and HIS TESTIMONIES. (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 2 Chron. 7:14--and pray and SEEK MY FACE, (Ps. 24:6—This is JACOB the generation of those who seek YOUR FACE.) and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then I WILL HEAR from HEAVEN, and will FORGIVE THEIR SIN and HEAL THEIR LAND.) (Is. 56: end of verse 7—For MY HOUSE shall BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS.
2 Tim.2:15—Be diligent to present yourself APPROVED TO GOD, a worker WHO DOES NOT NEED to BE ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH. (1 Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED BY MEN, but CHOSEN BY GOD and PRECIOUS, (5) you also, as LIVING STONES, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. (6) Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “BEHOLD I LAY IN ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect, precious, and HE who believes on HIM will by NO MEANS BE PUT TO SHAME.) 2 Tim. 2:8—Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD according to MY GOSPEL, (9) for which I (Paul) suffer trouble AS AN EVILDOER, even to THE POINT of CHAINS; BUT THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT CHAINED.
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 PSALM. “You are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (The second Ps. goes on to read: 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, Ask of me and I will give you the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possession. 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 it CORDS be broken. (21) But THERE THE MAJESTIC LORD WILL BE FOR US. 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; 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.
2 Tim. 3:16—ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is PROFITIBLE for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION in RIGHTEOUSNESS, (17) THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE, THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK. John 10:9—I am THE DOOR, if anyone enters by ME, he will BE SAVED, and will go in and out and find pasture. (10) THE THIEF does NOT COME except to STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY. I HAVE COME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, and THAT THEY MAY HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY.
1 Thess. 5:2—For you yourselves know perfectly that THE DAY OF THE LORD comes as A THIEF in THE NIGHT. (Rev. 3:1—And to the angel of THE CHURCH in Sardis write, These things says He who has the seven stars: I know YOUR WORKS, that you have a name that you are ALIVE, but you are DEAD. (2) Be WATCHFUL, and STRENGTHEN the THINGS WHICH REMAIN, THAT ARE READY TO DIE, for I have not found YOUR WORKS PERFECT before GOD. (Pro. 31;8—OPEN YOUR MOUTH for the speechless, IN THE CAUSE OF ALL WHO ARE APPOINTED TO DIE. (9) OPEN YOUR MOUTH judge RIGHTEOUSLY, and PLEAD THE CAUSE OF THE POOR and NEEDY.) (Jere. 5:26—For among MY PEOPLE are found wicked men; they lie in wait as one who SETS SNARES, they set a trap; THEY CATCH MEN. (27) as A CAGE is FULL of BIRDS, (I’ll fly away O glory?) So their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown RICH. (28) They have grown fat, they are sleek; YES, they surpass the deeds of the wicked. THEY DO NOT PLEAD THE CAUSE OF THE FATHERLESS; yet they prosper, and THE RIGHT of THE NEEDY THEY DO NOT DEFEND. Returning to Jere. 5:29--Shall I not PUNISH them for THESE THINGS? Says the Lord. Shall I not avenge myself on such a nation as THIS? (30) An astonishing and HORRIBLE thing has been COMMITTED IN THE LAND: (31) The PROPHETS prophesy FALSELY, and the PRIESTS RULE BY THEIR OWN POWER; and MY PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE IT SO. But what will you do IN THE END?) (Eze. 13:4—O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts. (5) You have NOT gone up into THE GAPS to build a wall for the HOUSE of ISRAEL TO STAND IN BATTLE ON THE DAY OF THE LORD. (6) They have envisioned FUTILITY and FALSE DIVINATION, saying, Thus says the Lord! BUT THE LORD HAS NOT SENT THEM; yet THEY HOPE THAT THE WORD MAY BE CONFIRMED.
Returning to Rev.3:3--Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and REPENT. Therefore IF YOU WILL NOT WATCH, I WILL COME UPON YOU AS A THIEF, and you will NOT KNOW WHAT HOUR I WILL COME UPON YOU.) Mark 13:32—But of that day and HOUR, NO ONE KNOWS, neither the angels in heaven, NOR THE SON, but ONLY THE FATHER. (33) Take heed, WATCH and PRAY, for you DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE TIME IS. (35) WATCH therefore, for you do NOT KNOW WHEN THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE IS COMING—in THE EVENING, at MIDNIGHT, at THE CROWING OF THE ROOSTER, or IN THE MORNING—(36) lest, coming suddenly, he find you SLEEPING. (37) And what I say to you, I say to ALL: WATCH!
(Matt 24:43—But KNOW THIS, that if THE MASTER of THE HOUSE had KNOWN what HOUR THE THIEF would COME, HE WOULD HAVE WATCHED AND NOT ALLOWED HIS HOUSE TO BE BROKEN INTO. Luke 12:35—Let your waists be girded and YOUR LAMPS BURNING: (Not sleeping like the ten virgins who had all gone to sleep Matt. 25:5—But while the bridegroom was DELAYED they ALL SLUMBERED and SLEPT.) (1 Thess. 5:6—Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us WATCH and be SOBER.) Returning to Luke 12:36—and you yourselves be like men who WAIT for their master, WHEN HE RETURNS FROM THE WEDDING, that when HE COMES and KNOCKS they may open to Him immediately (37) Blessed are those servants whom the master, when He comes will FIND WATCHING . Assuredly, I say to you that He will gird Himself and have them sit down and WILL COME and SERVE THEM. (Rev. 3:20—Behold, I stand at the door and KNOCK, if anyone HEARS MY VOICE and OPENS THE DOOR, I will COME IN to HIM and DINE with HIM, and HE WITH ME. (21) To him who OVERCOMES I will grant to sit with ME on MY THRONE, as I also OVERCAME and sat down with My Father on HIS THRONE. (22) He who has an ear, let him hear what THE SPIRIT says TO THE CHURCHES.)
1 John 4:7—Beloved, let us LOVE ONE ANOTHER, for LOVE is OF GOD and everyone who loves is BORN OF GOD, and KNOWS GOD. (4) 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. 1 John 5:4--For whatever IS BORN of GOD OVERCOMES the WORLD. And this is the victory that has OVERCOME THE WORLD—OUR FAITH. (5) Who is he who OVERCOMES the WORLD, but HE who BELIEVES that JESUS is THE SON of GOD.
Hebrews 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. (4) For IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A PRIEST, since there are priests who OFFER gifts according to the law. Heb. 9:28—So Christ was OFFERED once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart FROM SIN for SALVATION. Heb. 10:5—Therefore, when He came into the world He said: “SACRIFICE and OFFERING you did NOT DESIRE, but A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED for ME. (6) In burnt offerings and SACRIFICES for SIN YOU HAD NO PLEASURE. (7) Then I said, “Behold, I HAVE COME—IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME—TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD. (9) Then He said, Behold, I have come to do YOUR WILL O GOD. He takes away THE FIRST that He may ESTABLISH THE SECOND.
Ps. 40:6—Sacrifice and offering YOU DID NOT DESIRE; My ears you have OPENED; Burnt offering and SIN OFFERING YOU DID NOT REQUIRE, (7) Then I said, “Behold, I come; IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME. (8) I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, O MY GOD, and Your law is within my heart. (9) I have proclaimed THE GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUSNESS (Ps. 92:12—The RIGHTEOUS shall FLOURISH like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (13) Those who ARE PLANTED in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of OUR GOD. (14) They shall 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. (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.) (Pro. 10:30—THE RIGHTEOUS WILL NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked WILL NOT inhabit the earth.) (Rom. 10:4—For CHRIST is THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one who believes.) 2 Corin. 3:5—Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as being from ourselves, BUT OUR SUFFICIENCY IS FROM GOD, (6) who ALSO made us SUFFICIENT AS MINISTERS OF THE NEW COVENANT, not OF THE LETTER but OF THE SPIRIT; FOR THE LETTER KILLS BUT THE SPIRIT gives LIFE. (7) But if THE MINISTRY of DEATH, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away. (8) HOW WILL THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT not be MORE GLORIOUS? (9) for IF THE MINISTRY of CONDEMNATION HAD GLORY, the MINISTRY of RIGHTEOUSNESS EXCEEDS MUCH MORE IN GLORY.
Returning to Ps. 40:9—I have proclaimed the GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE GREAT CONGREGATION; indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. (10) I have NOT HIDDEN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS and YOUR SALVATION; I HAVE NOT CONCEALED YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH from THE GREAT CONGREGATION.
Ps. 22:25—My PRAISE shall be of YOU in THE GREAT CONGREGATION; I will pay MY VOWS before those who FEAR HIM. (26) THE POOR shall EAT and be SATISFIED; Those who SEEK HIM will PRAISE THE LORD. Let your heart LIVE forever! 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. 65:1—PRAISE is AWAITING YOU, O GOD IN ZION; and to You shall THE VOW 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.
(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.) (Rev. 16:15—Behold, I am COMING AS A THIEF, blessed is he who WATCHES, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see HIS SHAME.)1 Thess. 5:3-- For when they say, “Peace and safety then sudden DESTRUCTION (Joel 1:15—Alas for THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND; IT shall come AS DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.) comes upon them as labor pains upon a pregnant woman and they shall not escape. (4) But you, brethren are not in DARKNESS, (Amos 5:20—Is NOT the DAY of THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? ) 1 Thess. 5:4—But you brethren, are NOT in DARKNESS so that this Day should overtake you as A THIEF. (5) You are all sons OF LIGHT and sons of THE DAY. We are NOT of THE NIGHT nor of DARKNESS. (Job 37:20—DO NOT DESIRE THE NIGHT, when people are CUT OFF in THEIR PLACE.) Returning to 1 Thess. 5:8—But let us who are OF THE DAY be SOBER, putting on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE and as a HELMET the HOPE of SALVATION. (9) For God did not appoint us to WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ. Ezekiel 7:14—They have blown THE TRUMPET and made everyone ready, but no one goes to battle: for MY WRATH is on ALL their multitude.
Is. 12:5—They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and His weapons of INDIGNATION, (Is. 10:5—Woe to ASSRYIA, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is MY INDIGATION. (7) Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; But it is in his heart to DESTROY and CUT OFF NOT A FEW NATIONS.) Returning to Is. 12:5—TO DESTROY THE WHOLE LAND. Ezekiel 22:30—So I SOUGHT FOR A MAN AMONG THEM WHO WOULD MAKE A WALL, and STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME ON BEHALF OF THE LAND, THAT I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT; but I FOUND NO ONE. (31) Therefore I have poured out MY INDIGNATION on THEM, I have consumed them with the FIRE OF MY WRATH; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads, says the Lord God. Is. 10:24—Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O MY PEOPLE, who DWELL IN ZION, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE ASSYRIAN, He shall strike you with a rod and lift us his staff against you, in the manner of EGYPT. (26) For yet a very little while and the INDIGNATION will CEASE, AS will MY ANGER in THEIR DESTRUCTION. (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.) (Ps. 90:3—You turn man to DESTRUCTION, and say RETURN, O children of men.)
Jeremiah 3:14—RETURN, O backsliding children, says the Lord; FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, ONE from A CITY and TWO from A FAMILY, and I will bring you TO ZION. (15) and I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING. (16) Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days, says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘THE COVENANT of THE LORD. It shall NOT COME TO MIND, nor SHALL THEY REMEMBER IT, nor shall they VISIT IT, nor SHALL IT BE MADE ANYMORE. (17) At THAT time JERUSALEM (Ps. 135:21—Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who DWELLS in Jerusalem!) Returning to Jere. 3:17--JERUSALEM SHALL BE CALLED THE THRONE OF THE LORD, and ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE GATHERED TO IT, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem; they shall walk NO MORE AFTER the STUBBORNESS of THEIR EVIL HEART. (18) In those days the HOUSE OF JUDAH shall WALK WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, and they shall COME together out of the land of THE NORTH to the land (promise land?) that I have GIVEN as AN INHERITANCE TO YOUR FATHERS. Jere. 4:1—If you will RETURN, O ISRAEL, says the Lord, RETURN to ME; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, THEN YOU SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (2) And you shall swear, THE LORD LIVES, IN TRUTH, IN JUDGMENT, and IN RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM, and IN HIM they SHALL GLORY.
Heb. 8:6—But NOW He has OBTAINED A more EXCELLENT MINISTRY, inasmuch as He is also MEDIATOR of a BETTER COVENANT, which are ESTABLISHED on BETTER PROMISES. (7) For if that FIRST COVENANT had been faultless, then no place would have been sought FOR A SECOND. (8) Because finding fault with them, He says, “Behold the days are coming says the Lord, WHEN I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL and WITH THE HOUSE OF JUDAH. (Heb. 7:14—For it is evident that our Lord AROSE FROM JUDAH, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.) (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.) (Is. 41:8—But you, ISRAEL, ARE MY SERVANT JACOB, (Ps 24:6-This is JACOB the generation of those who seek Your face.) WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN. The DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) YOU WHOM I HAVE TAKEN FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, YOU ARE MY SERVANT, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have not cast you away.)
Returning to Hebrews 8:9—NOT according to THE COVENANT that I MADE WITH THEIR FATHERS in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt: because they DID NOT CONTINUE IN MY COVENANT, and I DISREGARDED THEM, says the lord. (10) For THIS is THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, says the Lord: I WILL PUT MY LAWS IN THEIR MIND and WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE OF THEM SHALL TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR and NONE HIS BROTHER, saying, ‘KNOW THE LORD,’ for ALL shall KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST OF THEM TO THE GREATEST OF THEM. (12) For I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and THEIR SINS and THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. Jere. 33:9—Then it shall be to ME a name of JOY, a PRAISE, and an HONOR BEFORE ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH, who shall hear ALL THE GOOD THAT I DO TO THEM; they shall fear and tremble FOR ALL THE GOODNESS and ALL THE PROSPERITY THAT I PROVIDE FOR IT. (10) Thus says the Lord: Again there shall be heard in this place—of which you say, “It is desolate, without man and without beast.”—in the cities of JUDAH, in the streets of JERUSALEM that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, (11) THE VOICE OF JOY and THE VOICE OF GLADNESS, (Joel 1:15—Alas for the day! For the DAY OF THE LORD is at HAND; It shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY. (16) Is NOT THE FOOD CUT OFF BEFORE OUR EYES, JOY and GLADNESS from the house of our God?) Returning to Jere. 33:11—THE VOICE of THE BRIDEGROOM and THE VOICE OF THE BRIDE, the VOICE OF THOSE WHO WILL SAY; PRAISE the LORD of HOSTS, for THE LORD IS GOOD, for HIS MERCY ENCURES FOREVER.—and of those who will bring the sacrifice of PRAISE into THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land TO RETURN as AT THE FIRST, says the Lord.
Jere. 33:20—Thus says the Lord: If you can break My covenant with THE DAY and My covenant with THE NIGHT, so that there WILL NOT BE DAY and NIGHT IN THEIR SEASON, (21) then My covenant may also be BROKEN WITH DAVID MY SERVANT, SO THAT HE SHALL NOT HAVE A SON TO REIGN ON HIS THRONE. (Gen. 8:21—And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma . Then the Lord said in His heart, ‘I WILL NEVER AGAIN CURSE THE GROUND FOR MAN’S SAKE,) (Gal. 3:13—Christ has redeemed us from THE CURSE of THE LAW, having become a curse for us, (14) that THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM MIGHT COME UPON THE GENTILES IN CHRIST JESUS.) Returning to Gen. 8: 21—“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.) (Is. 46:9—Remember the former things of old, FOR I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER; (10) DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and FROM ANCIENT TIMES THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE.) Returning to Jere. 33:25—Thus says the Lord: If MY COVENANT is not with the DAY and NIGHT, and if I have not APPOINTED THE ORIDNANCE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, (26) then I will CAST AWAY THE DESCENDANTS of JACOB and DAVID MY SERVANT, so that I DO NOT TAKE ANY OF HIS DESCENDANTS TO BE RULER OVER THE DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB. For I will cause their captives to RETURN, and will have mercy on them.) (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.) (Luke 1:32—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.
John 17:1—“Father, the hour has come, GLORIFY Your Son, that Your Son may GLORIFY you. (2) “as you have given Him AUTHORITY over ALL FLESH, that He should give ETERNAL to AS MANY as you have GIVEN Him. (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that THEY MAY KNOW YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you have SENT. Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to 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, (20) 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. (NKJ) 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.
2 Corin. 5:17—Therefore, if anyone is IN CHRIST, 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 RECONCILIATION, (19) that is, THAT GOD WAS IN CHRIST RECONCILING THE WORLD TO HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES TO THEM, and HAS COMMITTED TO US THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION. (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.
Jere. 31:1—Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a NEW COVENANT with THE HOUSE of ISRAEL and with THE HOUSE OF JUDAH—(32) not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which THEY BROKE, though I WAS A HUSBAND to THEM, says the Lord. (33) But THIS is THE COVENANT that will make with THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, says the Lord: I WILL PUT MY LAW IN THEIR MINDS, and WRITE THEM on their HEARTS; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and they shall be MY PEOPLE. (34) NO MORE shall every man TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR, and every man HIS BROTHER, saying KNOW THE LORD, for they ALL SHALL KNOW ME FROM THE LEAST OF THEM TO THE GREATEST of THEM, (John 17:3—And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they MAY KNOW YOU, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.)
Returning to Jere. 31:34--For I WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY and THEIR SIN I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. (35) Thus says the Lord, WHO GIVES THE SUN FOR A LIGHT BY DAY, and THE ORDINANCE of THE MOON and THE STARS by NIGHT, (36) If those ORDINANCES depart FROM BEFORE ME, says the Lord, then THE SEED OF ISRAEL SHALL ALSO CEASE FROM BEING A NATION BEFORE ME FOREVER. 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. (10) For THE STARS of HEAVEN and THEIR CONSTELLATIONS WILL NOT GIVE THEIR LIGHT; THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED IN ITS GOING FORTH, and THE MOON WILL NOT CAUSE ITS LIGHT TO SHINE.) Ps. 148:1—Praise the Lord! (3) Praise Him, SUN and MOON; Praise Him, all you STARS of LIGHT! (4) Praise Him, you heavens of heavens! (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.)
Jere. 32:39—Then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may fear Me FOREVER, for THE GOOD of them and THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM. (40) And I WILL MAKE AN EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH THEM. That I WILL not TURN AWAY FROM DOING THEM GOOD; but I will PUT MY FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS SO THAT THEY WILL NOT DEPART FROM ME. (41) Yes, I WILL REJOICE OVER THEM TO DO THEM GOOD, and I WILL ASSUREDLY PLANT THEM IN THIS LAND, (promise land?) with ALL MY HEART and WITH ALL MY SOUL. (42) For thus says the Lord: JUST AS I HAVE BROUGHT ALL THIS GREAT CALAMITY ON THIS PEOPLE, SO I WILL BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT I HAVE PROMISED THEM.
(Jere. 31:28—And it shall come to pass, that as I HAVE WATCHED OVER THEM TO PLUCK UP, to BREAK DOWN, to THROW DOWN, to DESTROY, and to AFFLICT, SO I WILL WATCH OVER THEM to BUILD and TO PLANT, says THE LORD. Jere. 30:17—For I WILL RESTORE HEALTH TO YOU, and HEAL YOU OF YOUR WOUNDS, says the Lord, BECAUSE THEY CALLED YOU AN OUTCAST saying: THIS IS ZION; NO ONE SEEKS HER. (18) Thus says the Lord: BEHOLD, I WILL BRING BACK THE CAPTIVITY OF JACOB’S TENTS, and HAVE MERCY ON HIS DWELLING PLACES; (19) Then out of them shall proceed THANKSGIVING and THE VOICE OF THOSE WHO MAKE MERRY; I will MULTIPLY THEM, and they SHALL NOT be SMALL. (20) Their CHILDREN also SHALL BE AS BEFORE, and THEIR CONGRGATION SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BEFORE ME; and I will punish all who oppress them. (21) Their NOBLES shall be from AMONG THEM, and THEIR GOVERNER shall come FROM THEIR MIDST; Then I WILL CAUSE HIM TO DRAW NEAR, and he shall APPROACH ME: For who is this WHO PLEDGED his HEART TO APPROACH ME? Says the Lord. (22) You shall be MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE YOUR GOD. (24) IN THE LATTER DAYS YOU WILL CONSIDER IT.
(Ps.65:4--Blessed is the man whom YOU CHOOSE, and cause to APPROACH you, that he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of YOUR HOUSE, of YOUR HOLY TEMPLE. (5) By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvaton, YOU who are THE CONFIDENCE of ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (Is. 27:2--In that day sing to her, a VINEYARD of RED WINE! (3) I, the Lord, keep it, I WATER IT EVERY MOMENT; lest any hurt it, I KEEP it NIGHT and DAY. (4)FURY IS NOT IN ME. Who would set briars and thorns against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. (5) OR LET HIM TAKE HOLD OF MY STRENGTH, that HE MAY MAKE PEACE WITH ME; and HE SHALL MAKE PEACE WITH ME. (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.)
Jere. 50:5—They shall ask THE WAY TO ZION, with their faces toward it, saying, COME and LET US JOIN OURSELVES TO THE LORD IN A PERPETUAL COVENANT THAT WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. (6) MY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOST SHEEP. Their SHEPHERDS have LED THEM ASTRAY; They have gone from mountains to hill; THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR RESTING PLACE. 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. (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.) (Pro. 13:12—Hope deferred makes the heart sick, BUT WHEN THE DESIRE COMES, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.)
Returning to Heb. 4:2--For INDEED THE GOSPEL WAS PREACHED TO US AS WELL AS TO THEM; 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 of THINGS HOPED FOR, the EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. (8) By FAITH Abraham OBEYED when he was called to go out to the place which he would afterward RECEIVE AS AN INHERITANCE. And he WENT OUT, NOT KNOWING WHERE HE WAS GOING. (9) By FAITH he sojourned IN THE LAND OF PROMISE as in a FOREIGN COUNTRY, dwelling in tents with ISAAC and JACOB, THE HEIRS WITH HIM OF THE SAME PROMISE; (Read Jacob’s dream.Gen.28:12-22) (Rom. 4:13—For THE PROMISE that he would be HEIR OF THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to HIS SEED through the law, but through the righteousness of FAITH.) (Gal. 3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S, then you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS ACCORDING to THE PROMISE.) Returning to Hebrews 11:10—for HE WAITED for THE CITY which has FOUNDATIONS, whose BUILDER and MAKER IS GOD.
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, (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.) 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 RIGHETOUSNESS of FAITH.) and to THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING that speaks better things than that of Abel. (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;)
2 Corin. 1:20—For ALL THE PROMISES of GOD IN HIM are YES, and IN HIM AMEN, to the GLORY OF GOD through us. (21) Now He who ESTABLISHES US WITH YOU IN CHRIST and HAS ANOTINTED US IS GOD. (22) WHO HAS SEALED US and GIVEN US THE SPIRIT in our HEARTS as A DEPOSIT.
1 John 4:13—By THIS we KNOW that we abide IN HIM and HE IN US, because HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT. (14) And WE HAVE SEEN (in the word) and TESTIFY, THAT THE FATHER HAS SENT THE SON AS SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.
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Dearest Sharon... This is another remarkable study! Yes, the "thief" wants to steal our joy and our very lives... but we KNOW that God provides the STRONG, ETERNAL FOUNDATION that we need to THRIVE on His behalf and to accomplish His Will in our lives... and to DEFEAT the thief who is so determined to steal our lives. You inspire us all to seek God's Word and to absorb all that He is saying to us! Thank you for steering us to His Word - the place of spiritual nourishment that we all need to LIVE for HIM! God bless you, dearest friend! Love, Peggy
Both powerful and exciting, yet such evidence of the Love that IS our God. I never cease in being amazed by the wondrous ways He unfolds the mysteries of His Word to His servants.
You have set before us, in beautiful style, the love of God, and the ministry of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May we commit ourselves wholly to Him Who is Faithful and True; the One Who has accomplished all for us. Our God reigns! Thank you, Sharon.
Thank you for presenting the Word, the Truth. Amen