Jesus Of Nazareth A Man Attested By God By Miracles Wonders and signs
by Sharon McClean
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Acts 2:22—Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which GOD did THROUGH HIM in your midst, as you yourselves also know—(24) whom GOD RAISED UP, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. (32) This Jesus God has RAISED UP, of which we are ALL WITNESSES. (33) Therefore being EXALTED to THE RIGHT HAND 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, (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.)
Returning to Heb.8:3--For every HIGH PRIEST is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices. Therefore it was necessary that THIS ONE also have something TO OFFER. (Hebrews 9: 28—So CHRIST was OFFERED ONCE to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN, FOR SALVATION.) (Returning to Heb. 8:4—For IF HE WERE ON EARTH, HE WOULD NOT BE A HIGH PRIEST.) Returning to Acts 2:33—Therefore being EXALTED to the RIGHT HAND of GOD, and having received from THE FATHER THE PROMISE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, He poured out this which you now see and hear. (Rom 4:313—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.) (Gal.3:29—And if you are Christ’s then you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.)
(Gen. 22:15—Then THE ANGEL of THE LORD called to ABRAHAM a SECOND TIME out of heaven, (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 the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall posses THE GATE of their ENEMIES, (18) In YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHAL BE BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE
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.” Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My king on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare THE DECREE: The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) Ask of Me, and I will GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.
1 Chron. 16:31—Let the heavens rejoice, and the THE EARTH BE GLAD; and let them say among THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNS. 34—Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. (35) And say, “save us, O God of our salvation: Gather us together, and deliver us from THE GENTILES, to give THANKS to YOUR HOLY NAME, to TRIUMPH in YOUR PRAISE. Ps. 65:1—PRAISE is awaiting You, O God in ZION: and to You the vow shall be performed. (2) O You who hear PRAYER, TO YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will ANSWER US, O God of our salvation, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and of the far-off seas; (Ps. 67:5—Let the peoples PRAISE You, O God; let all the peoples PRAISE You. (6) Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall BLESS US. (7) God shall BLESS US, and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL FEAR HIM.
Is. 45:22—Look to Me, and be saved, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD, and THERE IS NO OTHER. Is. 46:9—Remember the former things of old, For I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER; I am God, and there is NONE LIKE ME, (10) DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and FROM ANCIENT TIMES THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, saying My COUNSEL SHALL STAND, and I will do all MY PLEASURE. (12) Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, who are FAR from RIGHTEOUSNESS; (13) I bring MY RIGHTEOUSNESS NEAR, it shall not be far off; MY SALVATION shall NOT LINGER. AND I WILL PLACE SALVATION IN ZION for ISRAEL MY GLORY. Is.51:15—But I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, who divided the sea whose waves roared—The Lord of hosts is HIS NAME. (16) And I have put MY WORDS in YOUR MOUTH; I HAVE COVERED YOU WITH THE SHADOW OF MY HAND, that I may plant the heavens, LAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH, and say TO ZION, ‘YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.” Is. 62:11—Indeed the Lord has PROCLAIMED to THE END OF THE WORLD: “SAY TO THE DAUGHTER of ZION, ‘SURELY YOUR SALVATION IS COMING; Behold, His reward is WITH Him, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.” (12) And they shall call them the HOLY PEOPLE, the REDEEMED of THE LORD: and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, A CITY NOT FORSAKEN. (Matt. 5:14—“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.)
Is. 43:6—Bring My sons from afar, and MY DAUGHTERS FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH—((7) EVERYONE WHO IS CALLED BY MY NAME, Whom I have created for MY GLORY; (2 Thess. 2:13—God from the beginning chose you for SALVATION though sanctification by THE SPIRIT and BELIEF IN THE TRUTH, (14) to which He called you by our gospel for THE OBTAINING of THE GLORY of our Lord Jesus Christ.) (Returning to Is. 43:7--I have formed him, yes, I have made him. (10) You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have CHOSEN, that you may KNOW and believe Me, and UNDERSTAND that I am He. Before Me THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, nor shall there be after Me, (11) I, even I, am the Lord, and BESIDES ME THERE IS NO SAVIOR. 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, 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 AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED.
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. (7) Therefore, to you who believe he is precious, but to those who are disobedient. “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. 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: Ps. 118:22—The STONE which THE BUILDERS REJECTED has become THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (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, and He has given us LIGHT; (Ps. 43:3—Oh, send out YOUR LIGHT and YOUR TRUTH! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to YOUR HOLY HILL and to YOUR TABERNACLE.)
(Returning to Ps. 118:29--Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD! FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. Matt. 23:37—O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as A HEN gathers HER CHICKS under HER WINGS, but you were not willing! (38) See! Your house is left to you DESOLATE; (39) for I say to you; you shall see me NO MORE till you say, “BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!”
(Matt. 21:4—All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying: (5) Tell the DAUGHTER of ZION, ‘Behold, YOUR KING IS COMING to YOU, lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey. (6) So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. (7) They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. (8) and a very great multitude spread their garments on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. (9) Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!” Hosanna in the highest!” (10) And when He had come into JERUSALEM, all the city was moved, saying, ‘WHO IS THIS?” (11) So the multitudes said, ‘THIS IS JESUS, THE PROPHET FROM NAZARETH of GALILEE.
Rev. 3:12—He who overcomes, I will make a PILLAR in the temple of MY GOD, and he will go out no more. And I will write on him THE NAME OF MY GOD and THE NAME of THE CITY of MY GOD, the NEW JERUSALEM, which comes down out of heaven from My God . And I will write on him MY NEW NAME. (13) He who has an ear, let him hear WHAT the SPIRIT says to THE CHURCHES. Ps.48:10—According to YOUR NAME, O God, so is YOUR PRAISE to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; Your RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) Let Mount ZION rejoice, LET THE DAUGHTERS of JUDAH be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. (12) Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count her towers; (13) Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that YOU MAY TELL IT TO THE GENERATION FOLLOWING. (14) For THIS IS GOD FOREVER and EVER, He will be our guide even to death. Gal. 4:23—But he who was of the BONDWOMAN was born according to THE FLESH, and he of the FREEWOMAN through PROMISE, (24) Which things are symbolic. For these are the TWO COVENANTS the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to BONDAGE, which is HAGAR—(25) for this HAGAR is Mount Sinai in ARABIA, and corresponds to JERUSALEM which now is, and is in BONDAGE with her children—(26) but the JERUSALEM ABOVE is FREE, (sarah) which is THE MOTHER of us ALL.
Rev. 19:7—Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him GLORY, for THE MARRIAGE of THE LAMB has come, and HIS WIFE has made herself ready. Rev. 21:9—“COME, I will show you the BRIDE, the LAMB’S WIFE. (10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me THE GREAT CITY, the HOLY JERUSALEM, descending out of heaven from God. Rev. 21:2—Then I, John, saw the HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as A BRIDE adorned for HER HUSBAND. (Is. 52:1—AWAKE, awake! Put on your STRENGTH, O ZION; put on your BEAUTIFUL GARMENTS, O JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY! (6) Therefore MY PEOPLE SHALL KNOW MY NAME: Therefore they shall KNOW in that day THAT I AM HE WHO SPEAKS; Behold, IT IS I. (7) How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims PEACE, who brings GLAD TIDINGS of GOOD THINGS, who PROCLAIMS SALVATION, who SAYS TO ZION, YOUR GOD REIGNS! (10) The Lord has made bare His holy arm, in the eyes of ALL THE NATIONS: and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD.
Is. 51:1—Listen to Me, you who follow after RIGHTEOUSNESS, you WHO SEEK the LORD: Look to the ROCK from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. (2) Look to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH WHO BORE YOU; for I called him alone, and blessed him and increased him. (3) For the Lord will comfort ZION, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like EDEN, and her DESERT like THE GARDEN OF THE LORD. John 20:15—Jesus said to her, “woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you SEEKING? She, supposing Him to be THE GARDNER, said to Him, Sir, If You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away. (16) Jesus said to her, “MARY!” She turned and said to Him, “RABBONI!” which is to say, TEACHER. Song of Sol. 6:1—Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, that we may SEEK him with you? (2) My beloved has gone to HIS GARDEN, to the beds of SPICES, to FEED HIS FLOCK IN THE GARDENS, and to GATHER LILIES. (3) I am my beloveds and my beloved is mine, HE FEEDS HIS FLOCK AMONG THE LILIES. (The lily is a symbol of whiteness or purity)
Matt. 6:27—Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? (28) So why do you worry about clothing? CONSIDER THE LILIES OF THE FIELD, how they GROW; they neither toil nor spin; (29) and yet I say to you that even SOLOMON in all his GLORY was NOT arrayed like one of these. (33) But SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and ALL THESE THINGS shall be ADDED to you. Luke 12:31—But SEEK THE KINGDOM of GOD, and all these thing shall be added to you. (32) Do not fear, LITTLE FLOCK for it is your Father’s GOOD PLEASURE to GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM. (Luke13:18—Then He said, “WHAT IS THE KINGDOM of GOD LIKE? And to what shall I compare it? (19) It is like a MUSTARD SEED, which a man took and put in HIS GARDEN; and it GREW and became a LARGE TREE, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.) (Matt. 17:20—“If you have FAITH as A MUSTARD SEED, you will say to THIS MOUNTAIN, (mountain of doubt?) ‘Move from here, (doubt) to there,’ (faith) and it WILL MOVE; and NOTHING will be IMPOSSIBLE for you.) (1 Chron. 29:10—Blessed are You, Lord God of ISRAEL, our Father, forever and ever. (11) Yours, O lord, is THE GREATNESS, the POWER, and the GLORY, the VICTORY and the MAJESTY; For ALL THAT IS IN HEAVEN and IN EARTH IS YOURS; YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O LORD, and YOU ARE EXALTED as HEAD over ALL. (12) Both riches and honor come from You, and YOU REIGN OVER ALL. In Your hand is POWER and MIGHT; In Your hand it is to make GREAT and to give STRENGTH to ALL.
Ps. 147:8—The Lord is gracious and full of COMPASSION, slow to anger and great in MERCY. (9) The Lord is GOOD to ALL, and His TENDER MERCIES are over ALL His WORKS. (11) They shall speak of THE GLORY of YOUR KINGDOM, and talk of YOUR POWER, (12) To make known to the sons of men, HIS MIGHTY ACTS, and the GLORIOUS MAJESTY of HIS KINGDOM, (13) YOUR KINGDOM is an EVERLASTING KINGDOM, and YOUR DOMINION ENDURES THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. Micah 4:8—And you, O tower of the flock, the STRONGHOLD of THE DAUGHTER of ZION, TO YOU IT SHALL COME, even the former dominion shall come. THE KINGDOM OF THE DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM.
Matt. 4:16—The people who sat in DARKNESS saw a GREAT LIGHT, (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 RIGHTEOUSNESS like a MIGHTY STREAM.) (Is.56:1—‘keep JUSTICE, and do RIGHTEOUSNESS, for MY SALVATION is ABOUT TO COME, and MY RIGHTEOUSNESS to be revealed.) (Is.46:12—Listen to Me, you stubborn-hearted, who are FAR from RIGHTEOUSNESS; (13) I bring MY RIGHTEOUSNESS NEAR, it shall not be far off; MY SALVATION shall not linger. And I will place SALVATION in ZION, for ISRAEL MY GLORY.) (Returning to Matt. 4:16--and upon those who sat in the region of THE SHADOW OF DEATH LIGHT has DAWNED. (17) from THAT TIME Jesus began to preach and to say, “REPENT, FOR THE KINDGOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. (23) Now Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, preaching the GOSPEL of THE KINGDOM, and HEALING ALL KINDS of SICKNESS and ALL KINDS of DISEASE among the people.
Ps. 102:12—But You, O Lord, shall ENDURE FOREVER, and the REMEMBRANCE of YOUR NAME to ALL GENERATIONS. (13) You will ARISE and have MERCY on ZION; for the time to favor her, yes, THE SET TIME, HAS COME. (14) For Your servants take pleasure in her STONES, and show FAVOR to her dust. (15) So THE NATIONS shall FEAR the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth YOUR GLORY. (16) For the LORD SHALL BUILD UP ZION; HE SHALL APPEAR IN HIS GLORY. (John 1:14—And THE WORD became flesh and dwelt among us, and WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, the GLORY as of THE ONLY BEGOTTEN of the FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) No one has seen God at any time. THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, who is in THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER, He has DECLARED HIM.) (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 o ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for Your INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.) (John 3:16—For God SO LOVED THE WORLD that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever believes in HIM should NOT PERISH but have everlasting life. (17) For GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON into THE WORLD to CONDEMN the WORLD, but that the WORLD through HIM might be SAVED. (18) He who BELIEVES in HIM is not CONDEMNED; but he who does NOT BELIEVE is CONDEMNED ALREADY, because he has NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD. (19) and THIS is the CONDEMNATION, that THE LIGHT has come into the world, and men loved DARKNESS rather than LIGHT, because their deeds were evil. (Amos 5:20—Is not the DAY of THE LORD DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT?)
(Ps. 102:18—This will be written for the GENERATION to COME, that a people yet to be created may PRAISE the Lord. (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. (25) Of old YOU LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH, (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;) (Hab. 3:2—O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid: O Lord, REVIVE YOUR WORK IN THE MIDST OF THE YEARS! IN THE MIDST OF THE YEARS MAKE IT KNOWN; IN WRATH REMEMBER MERCY.)
. 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. 2 Thess. 2:13—God from the beginning CHOSE you for SALVATION through sanctification by THE SPIRIT and BELIEF in THE TRUTH, (14) to which HE CALLED YOU by our gospel FOR THE OBTAINING of THE GLORY of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ps. 24:3—Who may ascend into THE HILL of the Lord? Or who may stand in HIS HOLY PLACE? (4) He who has clean hands and a PURE HEART, (Remember the lily is a symbol of purity!) (6) This is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE. (7) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you EVERLASTING DOORS! And the KING OF GLORY SHALL COME IN. (8) Who is this KING OF GLORY? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, (9) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And lift them up, you EVERLASTING DOORS! And THE KING OF GLORY shall come IN. (10) WHO is this KING of GLORY? The LORD OF HOSTS, HE IS THE KING OF GLORY.
2 Sam.7:21—For YOUR WORD’S SAKE, and according to YOUR OWN HEART, You have done all these GREAT THINGS, to make YOUR SERVANT KNOW THEM. (22) Therefore YOU ARE GREAT, O Lord God, for there is NONE LIKE YOU, nor is there any GOD BESIDES YOU, according to all that we have heard with our ears. (23) and who is like YOUR PEOPLE, like ISRAEL, the one nation on the earth WHOM GOD WENT TO REDEEM FOR HIMSELF AS A PEOPLE, TO MAKE FOR HIMSELF A NAME—and to do for you GREAT and AWESOME DEEDS for YOUR LAND—before YOUR PEOPLE whom YOU REDEEMED for YOURSELF from EGYPT, from the nations and their gods? (24) For You have made YOUR PEOPLE ISRAEL YOUR VERY OWN PEOPLE FOREVER; and YOU LORD, have BECOME THEIR GOD. (25) And now, O Lord God, THE WORD which you have SPOKEN concerning Your servant and concerning his house, ESTABLISH IT FOREVER and DO as you have SAID. (26) So let YOUR NAME be MAGNIFIED FOREVER, saying, “THE LORD OF HOSTS is THE GOD OVER ISRAEL.
(Gen.35:10—And God said to him, “YOUR NAME is JACOB (Ps. 24:6-This is JACOB the generation of those who seek His face.) your name shall NOT be called JACOB anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name. So He called his name ISRAEL.) 2 Sam. 7:10—Moreover I will appoint A PLACE for MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, and WILL PLANT them, that they may dwell in a PLACE of their OWN and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously. (Jere.24:6—For I will set My eyes on them for GOOD, and I will bring them back to this land: (Promise land?) I will BUILD them and not PULL THEM DOWN, and I will PLANT them and NOT PLUCK THEM UP. (7) Then I will give them a heart to KNOW ME, that I AM THE LORD; and they shall be MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, for they shall RETURN to ME WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART.) (John 3:3—And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they may KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you sent.
Ps. 46:7—THE LORD OF HOSTS IS WITH US; THE GOD OF JACOB is our REFUGE. (8) Come, behold the works of the Lord who has made desolations in the earth. (9) He MAKES WARS CEASE TO THE END OF THE EARTH; (10) Be still, and KNOW that I AM GOD: I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE NATIONS, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH! (11) THE LORD OF HOSTS is WITH US; the GOD of JACOB is our REFUGE. Ps. 48: 8—As we have heard, so we have seen IN THE CITY of THE LORD OF HOSTS, in THE CITY of OUR GOD: GOD WILL ESTABLISH IT FOREVER. (9) We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, in the midst of Your temple. (10) ACCORDING TO YOUR NAME, O God, so is YOUR PRAISE to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; Your RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) Let Mount ZION rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. Ps. 80:7—RESTORE US, O GOD OF HOSTS; CAUSE YOUR FACE TO SHINE, and we shall be saved! (14) RETURN, we beseech You, O GOD OF HOSTS; look down from heaven and see, VISIT THIS VINE (15) And THE VINEYARD WHICH YOUR RIGHT HAND HAS PLANTED, and THE BRANCH that YOU MADE STRONG FOR YOURSELF.
Is. 5:1—Now let us sing to my Well-beloved a song of my Beloved REGARDING HIS VINEYARD; My Well-beloved has a VINEYARD on a very FRUITFULL HILL. (7) For THE VINEYARD OF THE LORD OF HOSTS IS THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, and the men of JUDAH are HIS PLEASANT PLANT. Pro. 31:8—OPEN you 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. (10) Who can find a VIRTUOUS WIFE? For her worth is far above rubies. (11) The heart of HER HUSBAND SAFELY TRUSTS HER; so he will have NO LACK of GAIN. (12) She does him GOOD and not EVIL all the days of her life. (16) She CONSIDERS A FIELD and BUYS IT; from her PROFITS she PLANTS A VINEYARD. (17) She girds herself WITH STRENGTH, and strengthens her arms. (20) She EXTENDS HER HAND TO THE POOR, Yes, she reaches out her hand to THE NEEDY. Jere. 22:16—He JUDGED THE CAUSE of THE POOR AND NEEDY; THEN IT WAS WELL. WAS NOT THIS KNOWING ME? Says the Lord.
Is. 3:12—As for MY PEOPLE children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O MY PEOPLE! THOSE WHO LEAD YOU CAUSE YOU TO ERR, and DESTROY THE WAY OF YOUR PATHS. (13) The Lord stands up to plead, and stands to JUDGE THE PEOPLE. (14) The Lord will enter into JUDGMENT with THE ELDERS of HIS PEOPLE and His princes: For you have EATEN UP THE VINEYARD; the plunder of the POOR is in your houses. (15) What do you mean by crushing MY PEOPLE and grinding the faces of THE POOR? Says THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS!.
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.) (Ps.20:1—May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; MAY THE NAME OF THE GOD OF JACOB DEFEND YOU; (2) May He send you HELP from the SANCTURARY, and STRENGTHEN YOU OUT OF ZION.) (Is. 40:28-Have you not known? Have you not heard? The EVERLASTING GOD, the LORD, THE CREATOR OF THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, neither FAINTS nor is WEARY. (29) He gives POWER to the WEAK, and to those WHO HAVE NO MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH.)
(Is. 12:1—And in that day you will say: O Lord, I will PRAISE You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. (2) Behold, GOD IS MY SALVATION, I will TRUST and not be afraid; for YAH, the LORD, is MY STRENGTH and my song: He also has become my SALVATION. (3) Therefore with JOY you will DRAW WATER FROM THE WELLS of SALVATION. (4) And in that day you will say: ‘PRAISE THE LORD, call upon HIS NAME; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that HIS NAME IS EXALTED. (5) sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; THIS IS KNOWN IN ALL THE EARTH. (6) Cry out and shout, O INHABITANT OF ZION, for great is the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL IN YOUR MIDST.)
(Hosea 14:4—Hosea 14:1—O Israel, RETURN to the LORD YOUR God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity; (2) TAKE WORDS WITH YOU, and RETURN to the Lord. Say to Him, take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips. (3) ASSYRIA shall NOT SAVE US, (Is. 10:5—Woe to ASSYRIA, the ROD OF MY ANGER and the staff in whose hand in MY INDIGNATION. (7) Yet he does not mean so, nor does it heart think so; but IT IS IN HIS HEART TO DESTROY, and CUT OFF NOT A FEW NATIONS.) (Returning to Hosea 14:3—We will not ride on HORSES, (Is.31:3—And their HORSES are flesh, and NOT SPIRIT.) nor will we say anymore to the WORK OF OUR HANDS, you are gods.) (Jere.1:16—“Because they have FORSAKEN ME, burned incense to other gods, and worshiped THE WORKS of THEIR OWN HANDS.)
(Returning to Hos.14:3-- FOR IN YOU THE FATHERLESS FINDS MERCY. (4) I WILL HEAL THEIR BACKSLIDING, I WILL LOVE THEM FREELY, FOR MY ANGER HAS TURNED AWAY FROM HIM. (5) I will be like the DEW to ISRAEL; HE SHALL GROW LIKE THE LILY and lengthen his ROOTS like Lebanon. (6) His branches shall spread; HIS BEAUTY shall be like an OLIVE TREE, and His fragrance like Lebanon. (7) Those who dwell under his shadow shall RETURN: they shall be REVIVED like the GRAIN, and grow like THE VINE.) (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.)
(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 to from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION.) (Is. 10:21—The remnant will RETURN, the remnant of JACOB, to the mighty God. (22) For though your people, O ISRAEL, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them will RETURN. THE DESTRUCTION DECREED SHALL OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS.) (Joel 1:15—Alas for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.) (Ps.90:3—YOU turn man to DESTRUCTION, and say RETURN, O children of men. (4) For a thousand years in Your sight are like YESTERDAY when it is PAST.) (Is. 41:8—But you, ISRAEL, are My servant JACOB, whom I have CHOSEN, the DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) You whom I HAVE TAKEN FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you. You are My servant, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have NOT cast you away.)
(Returning to Is. 27:5—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. (Gal.3:13—Christ has redeemed us from THE CURSE of THE LAW, (14) that THE BLESSING of ABRAHAM might come upon THE GENTILES in Christ Jesus.)
John 15:8—By THIS My Father is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so you will BE MY DISCIPLES. (16) “YOU DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE YOU and APPOINTED YOU that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that YOUR FRUIT should REMAIN, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. (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.) (Is. 43:10—“You are MY WITNESSES,” says the Lord, and My servant WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN, that you may KNOW and UNDERSTAND that I AM HE. Before Me there was NO GOD formed, NOR SHALL THERE BE AFTER ME. (11) I, even I, am the Lord, and BESIDES ME there is NO SAVIOR. (12) I have DECLARED and SAVED, I have proclaimed, and there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are MY WITNESSES, says the Lord, “THAT I AM GOD.”
Is.45:22—LOOK TO ME, AND BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM GOD, and THERE IS NO OTHER. Ps.22:27—ALL THE ENDS OF THE WORLD SHALL REMEMBER and TURN TO THE LORD, And all the families of the nations shall worship before You. (28) For THE KINGDOM is THE LORD’S and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS. 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. Rom.8:16—THE SPIRIT himself BEARS WITNESS with our spirit that we are CHILDREN of GOD, (17) and if CHILDREN, then HEIRS—HEIRS of GOD and JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST. (19) For the earnest expectation of the creation EAGERLY WAITS for the REVEALING of THE SONS OF GOD.) (Hebrews 9:28—To those who EAGERLY WAIT for Him He will appear a second time, apart from SIN, FOR SALVATION.) (1 Peter1:3—BLESSED be the GOD and FATHER of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His ABUNDANT MERCY has BEGOTTEN US AGAIN to a LIVING HOPE through the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ from the dead.(5) Who are kept by the POWER of GOD through FAITH for SALVATION ready to be REVEALED IN THE LAST TIME. (Acts 13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—that PROMISE which was made to the fathers. (33) God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the SECOND PS: YOU ARE MY SON, 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.
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I cannot possibly say it any better than Peggy did: "You have created a wonderful, awesome portrait of our Lord, Jesus Christ." I agree! A most blessed day to you, Sis!
Praise the Lord! Praise Him all ye people! Lift high the banner of our Risen Saviour. Praise Him for His suffering, and for His all-sufficiency! Praise Him Who has won for us the Victory! Thank you, Sharon, for with the Word of God you have laid a palm-strewn pathway of praise for the King of Kings! - Dennis
Dearest Sharon... You have created a wonderful, awesome portrait of our Lord, Jesus Christ: Our Rock and Foundation, Teacher, Comforter, Light of the world, Savior of our souls and BRIDGE TO THE FATHER! Your words, once again, bring us closer to our Lord by presenting the Scripture passages in such a way that His Life and Word come alive for us! Thank you, dear Sharon, for sharing your wisdom of the Scriptures and your love of the Lord with all of us. With great love, Peggy