The Beginning Of The Gospel Of Jesus As Written In The Prophets
by Sharon McClean
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Mark 1:1—The beginning of THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (2) As it is written in the PROPHETS: Behold, I send My messenger before YOUR FACE, (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.) who will prepare YOUR WAY before YOU. (Ps. 37:34—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. (Returning to Mark 1:3--The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare THE WAY of the Lord, make HIS PATHS STRAIGHT. Is. 40:3—The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare THE WAY of the Lord: Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. (5) The GLORY of the Lord shall be REVEALED, (2 Thess.2:13—God from the beginning CHOSE you for SALVATION through SANCTIFICATION of 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.) and all flesh shall see it together; for THE MOUTH OF THE LORD HAS SPOKEN. (6) The voice said, “Cry out!” and he said, “What shall I cry?” (9) O ZION, You who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain: O Jerusalem, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cites of Judah, “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!”
Luke 24:27—And beginning at MOSES and all the PROPHETS, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. (32) And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while HE OPENED THE SCRIPTURES TO US? (44) Then He said to them. “These are THE WORDS which I spoke to you while I was with you, that ALL THINGS must be FULFILLED which were written in the Law of MOSES and the PROPHETS and the PSALMS CONCERNING ME. (2 Chron. 20:20—“HEAR ME, O Judah and you inhabitants of JERUSALEM: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established: BELIEVE HIS PROPHETS, and you SHALL PROSPER: (Returning to Luke 24:45-And He opened their UNDERSTANDING that they might COMPREHEND the SCRIPTURES. (46) Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to RISE FROM THE DEAD the third day, (47) and that REPENTANCE and REMISSION of SINS should be preached in His name to ALL NATIONS, beginning at JERUSALEM. (Acts.3:19—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. (25) You are SONS of THE PROPHETS, and of THE COVENANT which God made with our fathers, saying to ABRAHAM, ‘And in your seed ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (26) To you FIRST, God, HAVING RAISED UP HIS SERVANT JESUS, SENT HIM TO BLESS YOU, in TURNING AWAY EVERY ONE OF YOU FROM YOUR INIQUITIES.)
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. (19) So then those who are of FAITH are BLESSED with BELIEVING ABRAHAM. (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.) (Returning to Luke 24:48--And you are witnesses of these things. (49) Behold, I send THE PROMISE of MY FATHER upon you; but tarry in the CITY OF JERUSALEM until you are ENDUED WITH POWER from ON HIGH. Rom. 4:13—For THAT 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. Gal.3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S, then YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.
Acts 13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—THAT PROMISE which was made to our 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, TODAY I have BEGOTTEN You.” 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. Deut. 30:15—See, I have set before you TODAY LIFE and GOOD, DEATH and EVIL, (16) In that I command you TODAY to love the Lord your God, to walk in HIS WAYS, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you MAY LIVE and MULTIPLY; and the Lord your God will BLESS YOU IN THE LAND which you go to possess. (19) I call heaven and earth as witnesses TODAY against you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that BOTH YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS MAY LIVE; (20) that you may love the Lord your God, and that you may OBEY HIS VOICE, and that you may CLING TO HIM, for HE IS YOUR LIFE and the LENGTH OF YOUR DAYS; and that you MAY DWELL IN THE LAND (promise land?) WHICH THE LORD SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS, to ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB, to give them.
Rom. 1:1—Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD (2) which HE PROMISED before through HIS PROPHETS in the HOLY SCRIPTURES, (3) CONCERNING HIS SON Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the SEED OF DAVID according to the flesh, (4) and DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD WITH POWER, according to THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, by THE RESURRECTION from THE DEAD, (5) through whom we have received GRACE and APOSTLESHIP for OBEDIENCE to THE FAITH among ALL NATIONS for HIS NAME, (6) among whom you also are THE CALLED of Jesus Christ.) (Ps. 11:6—He has declared to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE OF THE NATIONS. Acts 4:10—Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who you crucified, WHOM GOD HAS 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 name under heaven given among men by which we must be SAVED. (1 Peter 2:6—Behold, I lay in ZION, a CHIEF CORNERSTONE. Is. 28:16—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. (26) They shall NOT take from you A STONE for A CORNER nor a STONE for a FOUNDTAION.)
Deut. 30:6—And the Lord your God will CIRCUMCIZE your HEART and the HEART of YOUR DESCENDANTS, to LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART and WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, that YOU MAY LIVE. (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.) (Is. 48:17—Thus says the Lord, your REDEEMER, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL: “I am the Lord your God, who TEACHES YOU TO PROFIT, who LEADS YOU by THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO, (18) Oh, that you had heeded MY COMMANDMENTS! Then YOUR PEACE would have been LIKE A RIVER, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSENSS like the waves of THE SEA. (19) YOUR DESCENDANTS also would have been like THE SAND, and the OFFSPRING of your body like the grains of sand: HIS NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CUT OFF NOR DESTROYED FROM BEFORE ME.) (Returning to Deut. 30:9--The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for GOOD. For the Lord WILL AGAIN REJOICE OVER YOU FOR GOOD as HE REJOICED OVER YOUR FATHERS, (10) If you OBEY the voice of the Lord your God to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in THIS BOOK of the law, and if you TURN TO THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART and with ALL YOUR SOUL.
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. (Deut. 4:9—Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you FORGET the things which your eyes have seen (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.9:10—The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of WISDOM, and the KNOWLEDGE of the HOLY ONE is UNDERSTANDING. (11) For by me your days will be MULTIPLIED, and YEARS of LIFE will be ADDED to YOU.
Is. 49:7—Thus says the Lord, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL: (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.) (Pro. 19:23—The FEAR of the Lord LEADS TO LIFE, and he who HAS IT will ABIDE IN SATISFACTION; He will not be visited with EVIL.) (Is.14:27—The FEAR of the Lord IS A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, to AVOID the SNARES of DEATH.) (Pro.15:33—The FEAR of the Lord IS THE INSTRUCTION of WISDOM, and BEFORE HONOR is HUMILITY.) (Pro.14:2—He who walks in his UPRIGHTNESS FEARS the Lord.) (Pro.2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELSS WILL REMAIN IN IT; (22) But the wicked will be CUT OFF from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED from IT. (Ezekiel 14:13—Son of man, when A LAND sins against Me by persistent UNFAITHFULNESS, I will stretch out My hand AGAINST IT; I WILL CUT OFF ITS SUPPLY OF BREAD, send FAMINE on it and CUT OFF man and beast.) (Amos 8:11—Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, that I will send FAMINE ON THE LAND, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD.) Ps. 25:12—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. (14) THE SECRET of the LORD is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT.)
Deut. 12:1—These are the Statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to observe in the land (promise land?) which the Lord God of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth. (5) But you SHALL SEEK THE PLACE where the LORD YOUR GOD CHOOSES, out of all YOUR TRIBES to PUT HIS NAME (Exodus 20:24—In EVERY PLACE where I RECORD MY NAME I will COME TO YOU, and I WILL BLESS YOU.) (2 Chron. 6:5—since the day that I brought MY PEOPLE out of the land of Egypt, I have chosen NO CITY from any tribe of ISRAEL in which to build a house, THAT MY NAME MAY BE THERE; NOR did I choose any MAN to be ruler over My people ISRAEL; (6) But I HAVE CHOSEN JERUSALEM, (Is.30:19—For the people shall DWELL in ZION at JERUSALEM;) that MY NAME MAY BE THERE; and I HAVE CHOSEN DAVID to be OVER MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.) (Ps. 78:68—But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which He loved. (69) and HE BUILT HIS SANCTURY like the heights, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; (we are the sheep of His pasture!) (Luke 1:31—And behold you (Mary) will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. (32) HE WILL BE GREAT, and will be called THE SON OF THE HIGHEST; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) And He will REIGN over the house of JACOB FOREVER, and of HIS KINGDOM there will be NO END.) (Returning to Deut. 12:5--for HIS HABITATION; and THERE YOU SHALL GO. (8) You shall NOT at all do as we are doing here TODAY—every man DOING WHATEVER IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES—(9) for as yet YOU HAVE NOT COME TO THE REST and the INHERITANCE which the Lord your God is giving you. (Heb. 4:1—Therefore, since A PROMISE REMAINS of entering HIS REST, let us FEAR lest any of you seem to come short of it. (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.)
Exodus 15:17—YOU will BRING THEM IN and PLANT THEM in the mountain of YOUR INHERITANCE, in THE PLACE, O Lord, which You have made for YOUR OWN DWELLING, in the SANCTURARY, O Lord which YOUR HANDS have ESTABLISHED. Ps. 134:13—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) (2 Chron.6:41—Now, therefore, ARISE, O Lord God, to Your RESTING PLACE, You and THE ARK of YOUR STRENGTH. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be CLOTHED with SALVATION, and let YOUR SAINTS rejoice in YOUR GOODNESS.) Jere. 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.
2Chron.5:2—Now Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel, in Jerusalem, that THEY MIGHT BRING THE ARK OF THE COVENANT of the LORD up FROM THE CITY OF DAVID, WHICH IS ZION. (10) There was nothing in the ark EXCEPT the two tablets which MOSES put there at HOREB, when the Lord made a COVENANT with the children of ISRAEL, when they had come out of Egypt. (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.) Ps. 24:6—THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of THOSE who seek Him, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) Heb.8:10—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. (13) In that He says, A NEW COVENANT, He has made THE FIRST obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is READY to VANISH AWAY.
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 to 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 GRANTED to US THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION.
2 Corin. 6:1—We then, as workers together WITH HIM also plead with you not to receive the grace of God IN VAIN, (2) For He says: “In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU, and IN THE DAY OF SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU. Is.49:8—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.
Ps. 105:3—Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord. (4) Seek the Lord and HIS STRENGTH; seek HIS FACE EVERMORE. (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.) Returning to Ps 105:5—Remember HIS MARVELOUS WORKS which He has done, His wonders and the JUDGMENTS of HIS MOUTH, (6) O seed of ABRAHAM His servant, YOU CHILDREN OF JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! (Ps. 24:6—THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who seek Him, WHO SEEK YOUR FACE.) ( Jere. 51:17—Everyone is DULL-hearted WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE; (19) The portion of JACOB is NOT like them, For He is the Maker of all things; and ISRAEL is THE TRIBE of HIS INHERITANCE. The Lord of hosts is His name.) Returning to Ps. 105:7--He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. (8) He has remembered HIS COVENANT FOREVER, the WORD which HE COMMANDED for A THOUSAND GENERATIONS, (9) The COVENANT which He made with ABRAHAM, and His OATH to ISAAC, (10) and CONFIRMED it to JACOB for a STATUTE, to ISRAEL FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT. (14) He permitted no one to do them wrong; yes, He reproved kings for their sakes, (15) saying, “DO NOT TOUCH MY ANOINTED ONES and DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM.
Luke 1:68—Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed HIS PEOPLE, (69) And has RAISED UP a horn of SALVATION for us in the house of His servant DAVID, (7) As He spoke by the MOUTH of HIS HOLY PROPHETS, who have been SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN, (71) that we should BE SAVED FROM OUR ENEMIES and from the hand of ALL WHO HATE US, (72) To PERFORM THE MERCY PROMISED TO OUR FATHERS and TO REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, (73) the OATH which HE SWORE to our father ABRAHAM: (74) To grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him WITHOUT FEAR, (75) In HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS before Him all the days of our life. (76) And you, child, will be called THE PROPHET of THE HIGHEST; for you will go before THE FACE of the Lord to prepare HIS WAYS, (77) to give KNOWLEDGE of SALVATION to HIS PEOPLE by THE REMISSION of THEIR SINS, (78) through the TENDER MERCY of our God, with which the DAYSPRING from on high has visited us; (2 Peter 1:19—We also have THE PROPHETIC WORD made more SURE, which you do well to heed AS A LIGHT THAT SHINES IN A DARK PLACE, UNTIL THE DAY DAWNS and THE MORNING STAR RISES IN YOUR HEARTS; (20) knowing this first, THAT NO PROPHESY OF SCRIPTURE is of any PRIVATE INTERPRETATION, (21) for PROPHECY never came by the will of man, but HOLY MEN OF GOD SPOKE as they were MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.) (Returning to Luke 1:79--To GIVE LIGHT to those who sit in DARKNESS (Amos 5:20—Is not THE DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very DARK, with NO BRIGHTNESS in IT? (21) I hate, I despise your feast days, and I DO NOT SAVOR YOUR SACRED ASSEMBLIES. (23) Take away from me the noise of YOUR SONGS, for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. (24) but let JUSTICE run down like water, and RIGHETOUSNESS like a mighty stream)
(Returning to Luke 1:79--and the SHADOW of DEATH, to GUIDE OUR FEET INTO THE WAY OF PEACE. (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. (3) You have multiplied THE NATION and INCREASED ITS JOY; They rejoice before You ACCORDING to THE JOY OF HARVEST, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. (Matt. 9:37—Then He said to His disciples, “THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTIFUL, but THE LABORERS ARE FEW. (38) Therefore PRAY the Lord of THE HARVEST to SEND OUT LABORERS into HIS HARVEST.)
Is. 49:6—Indeed He says, It is too small a thing that You should by 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. Is. 45:22—Look to Me and be saved, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other. John 12:46—I have come AS A LIGHT into the world, that whoever believes in ME should NOT abide in DARKNESS. (47) And if anyone hears MY WORDS and does not believe, I DO NOT JUDGE HIM: for I DID NOT COME TO JUDGE the WORLD but TO SAVE THE WORLD. Gal. 5:13—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, that we might receive THE PROMISE of THE SPIRIT through FAITH. 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.
Jere. 2:8—The priests did not say, “Where is the Lord? And those who handle the law did not know Me; THE RULERS have TRANSGRESSED against Me; the prophets prophesied by Baal, and WALKED AFTER THINGS THAT DO NOT PROFIT. (9) Therefore I will yet bring charges against you, says the Lord, and against your children’s children, I will bring charges. (12) Be astonished, O heavens, at this and be horribly afraid; be very desolate, says the Lord, (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. John 4:10—Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew THE GIFT of GOD, (Eph. 2:8—For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH, and THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES; IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD.) and who it is who says to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING WATER. (14) But whoever drinks of this water that I shall give him will NEVER THIRST. But THE WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM WILL BECOME IN HIM A FOUNTAIN OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE.)
Heb.6:9—But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that ACCOMPANY SALVATION, though we speak in this manner. (10) For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward Him, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. (11) And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of HOPE until the end, (12) that you DO NOT BECOME SLUGGISH, but imitate those who through FAITH and PATIENCE INHERIT THE PROMISES. (13) For when God made A PROMISE to ABRAHAM, because HE COULD SWEAR BY NO ONE GREATER, HE SWORE BY HIMSELF, saying, Surely BLESSING I WILL BLESS you, and multiplying I WILL MULTIPLY you. Gen.22:15—then the Angel of the Lord called to ABRAHAM a SECOND TIME out of heaven, (Heb. 9:27—To those who eagerly WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart from sin, for SALVATION.) (16) AND SAID: BY MYSELF I HAVE SWORN, says the Lord, BECAUSE you have done THIS THING, and have NOT WITHHELD YOUR SON, your ONLY son, (17) in blessing I WILL BLESS YOU, and in multiplying I WILL MULTIPLY YOUR DESCENDANTS as the stars of heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL POSSESS THE GATE OF THEIR ENEMIES. 1 Peter 3:8—Finally, all of you be of ONE MIND, having COMPASSION for ONE ANOTHER; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; (9) NOT returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary BLESSING, KNOWING THAT YOU WERE CALLED TO THIS, THAT YOU MAY INHERIT A BLESSING. 1 Peter 4:8—And ABOVE ALL THINGS have FERVENT LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, FOR LOVE WILL COVER A MULTITUDE OF SINS.
(Matt. 16:15—He said to them, “But WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? (16) and Simon Peter answered and said “You are the Christ, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.” (Heb. 3:12—Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of UNBELIEF in DEPARTING from THE LIVING GOD.) Returning to Matt.16:17--Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed THIS to you, but My Father who is in heaven. (18) And I also say to you that you are Peter and on THIS rock I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH and THE GATES OF HADES SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.) (Heb. 2:14—Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that THROUGH DEATH HE MIGHT DESTROY him who had THE POWER OF DEATH, THAT IS, THE DEVIL, (15) and release those who through fear of DEATH were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (16) For indeed He does not give AID to ANGELS, but HE DOES GIVE AID to THE SEED of ABRAHAM.)
(Matt. 7:13—Enter by the narrow GATE; for wide is THE GATE and broad is the way that leads to DESTRUCTION, (Joel 1:15—Alas for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the Almighty.) and there are many who go in it. (14) Because narrow is the GATE and DIFFICULT the way WHICH LEADS TO LIFE, and there are few who find it.) (Returning to Gen. 22:18--IN YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS of the EARTH shall be BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU (Abraham) HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE. Returning to Heb. 6:17—Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to THE HEIRS OF PROMISE the IMMUTIBILITY of HIS COUNSEL, CONFIRMED IT BY AN OATH, (18) that by two immutable things, in which it is IMPOSSIBLE for GOD TO LIE, we might have STRONG CONSOLATION, who have fled for REFUGE, to LAY HOLD OF THE HOPE set before us. (19) THIS HOPE we have AS AN ANCHOR of the SOUL, both SURE and STEADFAST, and WHICH ENTERS THE PRESENCE BEHIND THE VEIL, (3) Where the forerunner has entered before us, even Jesus, having become HIGH PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK. (Heb. 5:5—So ALSO Christ DID NOT GLORIFY HIMSELF to become HIGH PRIEST, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.) Ps. 33:18—Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who FEAR Him, on those who HOPE in His MERCY, (19) to deliver their soul from death, and to KEEP THEM ALIVE IN FAMINE. (Amos 8:11—Not a FAMINE of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD.)
Micah 7:18—Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and PASSING OVER THE TRANSGRESSION of THE REMNANT of HIS HERITAGE? He DOES NOT RETAIN HIS ANGER FOREVER, because HE DELIGHTS IN MERCY. (19) He will again have compassion on us, and WILL SUBDUE OUR INIQUITIES. You will CAST ALL OUR SINS into the DEPTHS of THE SEA. (20) YOU WILL GIVE TRUTH TO JACOB and MERCY to ABRAHAM, which YOU HAVE SWORN to our fathers from days of old. 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? 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 that HE CHOOSES, (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (14) THE SECRET of the Lord is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT. Is. 49: 8—I will preserve You and give YOU as A COVENANT to the people to RESTORE THE EARTH.)
Heb. 12:22—But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of THE LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM—(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. (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.
Ps. 138:1—I will praise You with MY WHOLE HEART; before the gods I will sing PRAISES to YOU. (2) I will worship toward YOUR HOLY TEMPLE, and PRAISE your name for Your lovingkindness and YOUR TRUTH; for YOU HAVE MAGNIFIED YOUR WORD ABOVE ALL YOUR NAME. Ps. 135:13—Your name, O Lord, ENDURES FOREVER, YOUR FAME, O LORD THROUGOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (15) The IDOLS of THE NATIONS are SILVER and GOLD, THE WORK OF MENS HANDS. (19) Bless the Lord, O house of ISRAEL! Bless the Lord, O house of AARON! (20) Bless the Lord, O house of Levi! YOU WHO FEAR THE LORD, BLESS THE LORD! (21) BLESSED be THE LORD OUT OF ZION, who dwells in JERUSALEM. 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.
Acts. 28:23—So when they had appointed him (Paul) a day many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of THE KINGDOM of GOD, persuading them , CONCERNING JESUS from BOTH THE LAW of MOSES and THE PROPHETS, from morning till evening. (28) Therefore let it be known to you that THE SALVATION OF GOD has BEEN SENT to THE GENTILES, and THEY WILL HEAR IT.
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Wow!!!What a Spiritual feast for the soul! I was Greatly Blessed and Encouraged precious Sister in The Lord!May I too share some of my Favorited Bible verses,as Dear Sister Peggy shared!Yes, To Love the Lord God with all my heart my mind soul and strength,Jesus Christ Is the Solid Rock on Which we as the Body of Christ Stand,as a Christian to walk humbly before our Lord our God!So Much Godly Insight and wisdom in this Brilliant compilation of God's Holy Written revealed Word! Thank You for Your Great Labour of Love writing this Great piece and Thank You for Sharing! Hope you and Your Family have a Blessed Easter(Resurrection Sunday!) With Much Love, In Christ Jesus, Dee(((((Holy Hugs))):) "Numbers 6:24,25,26&James 1:17,Isaiah 40:31"
Dearest Sharon, YES, you have, indeed, given us a feast of encouraging words from our Father! Let me, once again, share some of the Scriptures that you've gathered that personally lift me up: "...therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that BOTH YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS MAY LIVE; (20) that you may love the Lord your God, and that you may OBEY HIS VOICE, and that you may CLING TO HIM, for HE IS YOUR LIFE". Then, the following words: Love your God with all your Heart, your soul and your mind. In Christ, we are new creations - the old has passed away and behold all things have become new! God has granted us the Word of reconciliation! He came to save us, not to judge us and we seek to have His face shine upon us! He is our sure foundation, our Rock and we praise Him with our whole heart! God has blessed us with His Word and with YOU for choosing the Scriptures that are so greatly needed to bring to the world. Thank you, Sharon, and may God continue to inspire and bless you! With great love, Peggy
Do not our hearts still burn within us whenever we hear? That we may partake of this feast of the glad tidings of the Lord, anytime, is one of the privileges that God has freely given to us. Thank you, Sharon, for preparing such a banquet for our feasting pleasure. Dennis