The Sting Of Death Is Sin And The Strength Of Sin Is The Law
by Sharon McClean
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Romans 10:4—For Christ is THE END of THE LAW for RIGHTEOUNESS to everyone who BELIEVES.
1 Corin. 15:24—AWAKE to RIGHTEOUSNESS, and do NOT SIN; for some do not have the KNOWLEDGE of God. (35) But someone will say, “HOW ARE THE DEAD RAISED UP? And with what body do they come? (36) “What you sow, you do not sow that body that SHALL be, but MERE GRAIN—perhaps wheat or some other grain. (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.) Returning to 1 Corin. 15:38--But God gives it a BODY as HE PLEASES, and to each ITS OWN BODY. Eph. 5:30—For we are members of HIS BODY, of HIS FLESH and of HIS BONES (Eph. 5:14—Therefore He says: AWAKE, you who SLEEP, ARISE FROM THE DEAD and CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU LIGHT.)
Romans 10:3—For they being ignorant of God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS, and seeking to establish their OWN righteousness, have NOT submitted to the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD. (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 Rom. 10:6—But the RIGHTOUSNESS of FAITH speaks in this way. “DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, who will ASCEND INTO HEAVEN? (7) or, who will DESCEND into the ABYSS? (Is. 14:12—How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you WHO WEAKENED THE NATIONS! (13) For you have SAID IN YOUR HEART: I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, on the farthest sides of the north; (15) Yet you shall be BROUGHT DOWN to SHEOL, to THE LOWEST DEPTHS of THE PIT.) Luke 10:18—And He said to them, “I SAW SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING from HEAVEN. (9) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL THE POWER of THE ENEMY, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you.) (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, and lo I am with you ALWAYS even unto the end of the world. (KJV) (Returning to Rom.10:8—But what does it say? The word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart (that is the word of faith which we preach:) (9) that if you CONFESS with YOUR MOUTH the Lord Jesus and BELIEVE in YOUR HEART, that GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED.)
Eph. 5:14—Therefore He says; “AWAKE, you who SLEEP, arise FROM THE DEAD, and CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU LIGHT. Eph.2:1—And you HE MADE ALIVE, who were DEAD in TRESPASSES AND SINS, (2) in which you once walked according to the COURSE of THIS WORLD, according to the PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, the spirit who now works in the sons of DISOBEDIENCE. Rom. 1:3—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.
Col. 2:12—buried with Him in BAPTISM, in which you ALSO WERE RAISED WITH HIM through FAITH in THE WORKING of GOD, who RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD. (Eph. 1:19—and what is the exceeding greatness of HIS POWER toward US who BELIEVE, according to THE WORKING of HIS MIGHTY POWER (20) which HE WORKED in CHRIST WHEN HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and SEATED HIM at HIS RIGHT HAND in the HEAVENLY PLACES.) (Ps. 111:6—He has DECLARED to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE OF THE NATIONS.) (Returning to Col. 2:13--And you being DEAD in your TRESPASSES and the uncircumcision of your flesh, HE HAS MADE ALIVE TOGETHER WITH HIM, having FORGIVEN you all trespasses, (14) having WIPED OUT the handwriting of requirements that was against us. And He has TAKEN IT OUT OF THE WAY, HAVING NAILED IT TO THE CROSS. (15) Having DISARMED principalities and POWERS, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING over them in IT.
Rev. 3:1—These things says He who has the SEVEN SPIRITS of GOD (Is. 11:1—There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. (2) 1. The SPIRIT of THE LORD shall rest upon Him, 2. the SPIRIT of WISDOM and 3. UNDERSTANDING, 4. The SPIRIT of COUNSEL and 5. MIGHT, 6. the SPIRIT of KNOWLEDGE and of the 7. FEAR OF THE LORD. (3) His delight is in THE FEAR OF THE LORD, (Pro. 14:26—In the FEAR of THE LORD there is strong CONFIDENCE, and His children will have a place of REFUGE. (27) The FEAR of THE LORD is A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, to AVOID THE SNARES OF DEATH.) (Returning to Is. 11:3—His delight is in the FEAR of THE LORD, and He shall NOT JUDGE by the SIGHT of HIS EYES, nor decide by the HEARING of HIS EARS; (Returning to Is. 11:4--But with RIGHTEOUSNESS HE SHALL JUDGE THE POOR, and decide with equity for the MEEK of the earth: (Ps. 37:11—But the MEEK shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of PEACE.) (Ps. 149:4—For the Lord takes pleasure in HIS PEOPLE; He will beautify the MEEK with SALVATION. (KJV) (Ps. 76:8—Thou didst cause JUDGMENT to be HEARD from HEAVEN; the earth feared and was still. (9) When God AROSE to judgment to save all the MEEK of the earth.) (KJV) (Matt. 5:5—Blessed are the MEEK, for THEY shall INHERIT THE EARTH.)
Ps. 96:10—Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns; THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED; HE SHALL JUDGE THE PEOPLES RIGHTEOUSLY. (13) For He is coming, to JUDGE the earth, HE SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH.) (Returning to Is.11:4-- and decide with EQUITY for the MEEK of the EARTH; HE SHALL STRIKE THE EARTH WITH THE ROD OF HIS MOUTH, Ps.110:1—The Lord said to my Lord, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, till I make YOUR ENEMIES Your footstool. (2) The Lord shall send THE ROD of Your STRENGTH out of ZION. Rule in the midst of Your enemies.) (Returning to Is. 11:4--and with the breath of his lips He shall slay the wicked. (5) RIGHTEOUNESS shall be THE BELT OF HIS LOINS, and FAITHFULNESS THE BELT OF HIS WAIST. (9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD as the waters covers the sea.. (10) And in that day there shall be a ROOT of JESSE, who shall stand AS A BANNER to the people; for THE GENTILES SHALL SEEK HIM, and HIS RESTING PLACE SHALL BE GLORIOUS. (Ps. 134:12—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.) (Heb.4:1—Therefore, since a PROMISE REMAINS of ENTERING HIS REST, let us fear lest any of you seem TO FALL 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.) (Returning to Is. 11:11--It shall come to pass in that day that the Lord SHALL SET HIS HAND AGAIN THE SECOND TIME to RECOVER THE REMNANT of HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT.) (Heb.9:28—To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, apart from SIN, for SALVATION.)
(Christ is talking to the angel of the churches :)
(Returning to Rev. 3:1—These things says He who has the SEVEN SPIRITS of GOD and 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. (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. (Matt. 10:8—HEAL the SICK, cleanse the lepers, RAISE THE DEAD, cast out demons. “FREELY YOU HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.)
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. John 5:25—Most assuredly, I say to you, he who HEARS My WORD and believes in Him who SENT Me has everlasting life, and shall NOT come into judgment, but has passed from DEATH into LIFE. 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. Is. 49:6—(last part of verse) I will also give you as A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
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. 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. (44) Therefore you also BE READY, for the Son of Man is coming at an HOUR when you DO NOT EXPECT HIM. 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. (Amos 5:20—Is not the DAY of THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? (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. 10:21—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! 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, and like A WATCH IN THE NIGHT.)
(Returning to 1 Corin. 15:42—So also is the RESURRECTION of the DEAD. The BODY is sown in CORRUPTION, it is RAISED in INCORRUPTION. It is sown in DISHONOR, it is RAISED in GLORY. It is sown in WEAKNESS, it is raised in POWER. (44) It is sown a NATURAL BODY, it is raised a SPIRITUAL BODY. (1 Peter 1:23—having been BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed but INCORRUPTIBLE, through THE WORD of GOD which LIVES and ABIDES FOREVER, because “all FLESH is as GRASS, and all the GLORY of MAN as the flower of the grass. The GRASS WITHERS, and its FLOWER falls away, (25) BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER. Is. 40:8—The GRASS WITHERS, the FLOWER fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. (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 cities of JUDAH, “Behold Your God!” (10) Behold the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and HIS ARM shall RULE for HIM; Behold, His reward is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.)
1 Corin. 15:21—For since by MAN came DEATH, by MAN also came the RESURRECTION of the DEAD. (22) For as in ADAM ALL DIE, even so in CHRIST ALL SHALL BE MADE ALIVE.) (1 Corin. 15:45—And so it is written, “The FIRST MAN ADAM became a LIVING BEING.” The LAST ADAM became a LIFE GIVING SPIRIT. (46) However, the SPIRITUAL is NOT FIRST, but the NATURAL, and AFTERWARD the SPIRITUAL. (47) The FIRST man was of the earth, made of DUST; the SECOND MAN is THE LORD from heaven. (49) And as we have borne the image of the man of DUST, we shall also bear the image of the HEAVENLY MAN. (59) Now this I say, brethren, that FLESH and BLOOD cannot INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD; nor does CORRUPTION INHERIT INCORRUPTION.
Rom. 8:9—But you are not in the FLESH but in the SPIRIT, if INDEED THE SPIRIT of GOD DWELLS IN YOU. Now if anyone does not have the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is not HIS. (10) And if Christ is in you, HE WHO RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD will ALSO GIVE LIFE to your MORTAL BODIES THROUGH HIS SPIRIT WHO DWELLS IN YOU.
Rom.6:3—Or do you NOT know that as many of us as were BAPTIZED into CHRIST JESUS were BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH? (4) Therefore we were BURIED with HIM through BAPTISM into DEATH, that just as CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER, even so WE ALSO should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we were UNITED together in the LIKENESS of HIS DEATH, certainly we also shall be in the LIKENESS of HIS RESURRECTION, (6) knowing this, that our OLD MAN was CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, that THE BODY of SIN might be DONE AWAY WITH, that we should no longer be SLAVES of SIN.
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. (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.
(Returning to 1 Corin. 6:14—And GOD both RAISED UP the Lord and WILL ALSO RAISE US UP BY HIS POWER. (17) But he who is joined to the Lord is ONE SPIRIT with HIM.) (John 17:21—“that they all may BE ONE, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also MAY BE ONE IN US, that the world may BELIEVE that YOU SENT ME. (22) And the GLORY which You gave Me I have GIVEN THEM, that they may be ONE just as WE are ONE; (23) I in THEM, and You in ME; that they may be PERFECT in ONE, and that the world may KNOW that YOU HAVE SENT ME, and have LOVED THEM as YOU HAVE LOVED ME. 1 John 4:10—In THIS is LOVE, not that we loved God, but that He LOVED US and SENT HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins. (11) Beloved, if God so LOVED US, we also ought to LOVE one ANOTHER. (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. 7:4--Therefore, my brethren, you also have become DEAD to THE LAW through the death of Christ, that you may be MARRIED to ANOTHER, even to HIM WHO WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD THAT WE SHOULD BEAR FRUIT TO GOD. (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.) (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. (15) And I will give you shepherds according to MY HEART, who will feed you with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING.) Returning to Rom. 6:6--But now we have been delivered from THE LAW, having DIED to what we were held by, so that we should serve in THE NEWNESS of THE SPIRIT and not in the OLDNESS of THE LAW. Romans 8:1—There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do NOT walk according to the flesh, but according to the SPIRIT (2) For the law of the SPIRIT OF LIFE in CHRIST JESUS has made me FREE from the law of SIN and DEATH. (4) that the RIGHTEOUS requirement of THE LAW might be FULFILLED in US, who do NOT WALK ACCORDING to THE FLESH but ACCORDING to THE SPIRIT.
2 Corin. 5:14—For THE LOVE of Christ constrains us because we JUDGE THUS: that if ONE DIED for ALL, then ALL DIED; (15) and He died for ALL , that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for HIM who died for them and ROSE again. (16) Therefore, from NOW on, we REGARD NO ONE ACCORDING to the FLESH. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet NOW we know Him thus NO longer. (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 Christ, and has GIVEN US THE MINISTRY of RECONCILATION, (19) that is, that GOD was IN CHRIST RECONCILING the WORLD to Himself, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES TO THEM and has GIVEN US THE WORD OF RECONCILATION. (20) Therefore we are AMBASSODORS for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be RECONCILED to GOD. (21) For He made Him who knew no sin to BE sin for US, that we might become THE RIGHTEOUNESS OF GOD IN HIM. Chapter 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. (Acts 3:20—and that He may send Jesus Christ, who WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE. (21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION of ALL THINGS, which GOD has SPOKEN by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (22) For Moses TRULY said to the fathers, ‘The Lord your God will RAISE UP for you a Prophet like me from your brethren, HIM YOU SHALL HEAR IN ALL THINGS, whatever He says to you. (Deut. 18:15—The Lord your God will RAISE UP for you a PROPHET like me from your midst, from your brethren. HIM YOU SHALL HEAR, (16) according to ALL YOU DESIRED of the Lord your God in HOREB.
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. 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. (29) The RIGHTEOUS SHALL INHERIT THE LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (34) Wait on the Lord, and KEEP HIS WAY, and HE SHALL EXALT YOU TO INHERIT THE LAND; when the wicked are cut off, you see it. (37) Mark the BLAMELESS MAN, and observe the UPRIGHT; for the future of that man is PEACE.
(Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will dwell in THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in IT; (27) But the wicked will be CUT OFF from THE EARTH, and the UNFAITHFULL will be UPROOTED from IT. (Ps. 101:6—My eyes shall be on the FAITHFUL of THE LAND, that they may dwell with me;) (Ps. 119:81—My soul faints for YOUR SALVATION, BUT I HOPE IN YOUR WORD. (82) My eyes fail from seeking YOUR WORD, saying, “When will You comfort me? (87) They almost made an end of me on earth, but I did NOT forsake Your precepts. (88) REVIVE me according to YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS, so that I may keep the TESTIMONY of YOUR MOUTH. (89) FOREVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN. (90) YOUR FAITHFULNESS ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS; You established the earth, and it abides. (91) They CONTINUE this day according to Your ordinances, for ALL are YOUR SERVANTS.
Ps. 89:1—I will sing of the MERCIES of the Lord FOREVER; with my mouth will I make known YOUR FAITHFULLNESS TO ALL GENERATIONS. (2) For I have said, MERCY SHALL BE BUILT UP FOREVER; YOUR FAITHFULNESS YOU SHALL ESTABLISH IN THE VERY HEAVENS. John 6:38—For I have come down from heaven, NOT TO DO MY OWN WILL, but THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME. (39) THIS IS THE WILL OF THE FATHER WHO SENT ME, that of all He has given Me I should lose NOTHING, but SHOULD RAISE IT UP AT THE LAST DAY. (4) And THIS is THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME, that everyone who sees THE SON and BELIEVES IN HIM may have EVERLASTING LIFE; and I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY. (Definition of last) Last: coming after all others in importance or estimation, being the only remaining. Final and conclusive after all the others. The last part, end. To go on; hold out; continue to be; endure; Lasting emphasizes going on and on indefinitely.)
2 Peter 3:8—But, beloved, DO NOT FORGET THIS ONE THING, that with the Lord ONE DAY IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS, and A THOUSAND YEARS as ONE DAY. (9) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH but that ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE. Is. 30:18—Therefore the Lord will WAIT, that He may be GRACIOUS to you; And therefore He will be EXALTED, that he may have MERCY on you. For the Lord is a God of JUSTICE; BLESSED ARE ALL THOSE WHO WAIT FOR HIM. (19) For the people shall dwell in ZION at JERUSALEM; you shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you. (Gen.18:18—Since ABRAHAM shall surely become a GREAT and MIGHTY NATION, and ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED IN HIM? (19) For I have KNOWN HIM in order that he HE MAY COMMAND HIS CHILDREN and HIS HOUSEHOLD AFTER HIM, that they KEEP THE WAY OF THE LORD, to do RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE, that the Lord may bring to ABRAHAM what He HAS SPOKEN to HIM. Gen. 17:9—And God said to ABRAHAM: As for you, you shall keep MY COVENANT, and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR GENERATIONS.
Deut.4:37—And because He LOVED your FATHERS, therefore HE CHOSE THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you OUT of EGYPT with HIS PRESENCE, with HIS MIGHTY POWER, (38) driving out from before you NATIONS greater and mightier THAN YOU, to bring you in, to GIVE YOU THEIR LAND (Promise land?) as AN INHERITANCE, AS IT IS THIS DAY. (Jere. 46:7—WHO is this coming up like a FLOOD, whose waters move like the rivers? (8) EGYPT rises up LIKE A FLOOD, and its waters move like the rivers; And he says, “I WILL GO UP AND COVER THE EARTH, I WILL DESTROY THE CITY and ITS INHABITANTS. (9) Come up, O horses, and rage, O chariots! And let the mighty men come forth: (10) FOR THIS IS THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, a DAY OF VENGENCE. (Is. 31:3—Now the EGYPTIANS are MEN, and NOT GOD; and their horses are FLESH, and NOT SPIRIT.) Deut.5:2—The Lord our God made a COVENANT with us in HOREB. (3) The Lord did not make this covenant with our fathers, but WITH US, THOSE WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY, ALL OF US WHO ARE ALIVE. 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.
Joel 2:11—The Lord gives voice before His army, for His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS GREAT and VERY TERRIBLE; WHO CAN ENDURE IT? (12) Now, Therefore, says the Lord, TURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. (13) So rend your heart, and not your garments; RETURN to THE LORD your GOD, for He is GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL, SLOW to ANGER, and of GREAT KINDNESS; and HE RELENTS FROM DOING HARM. (14) Who knows if He will TURN and RELENT, and leave A BLESSING BEHIND HIM. (17) Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, let them say, “SPARE YOUR PEOPLE, O LORD, and do not give YOUR HERITAGE to reproach, that the NATIONS should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, “Where is their God?” (18) Then the Lord will be zealous for HIS LAND, and PITY HIS PEOPLE. (19) The Lord will ANSWER and say to HIS PEOPLE, “Behold, I will send you GRAIN and NEW WINE and OIL, and you will be satisfied by them, I will NO LONGER make you a REPROACH among the NATIONS. (23) Be GLAD then, you children of ZION, and REJOICE in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former RAIN faithfully, and HE WILL CAUSE THE RAIN TO COME DOWN FOR YOU—The FORMER RAIN, and THE LATTER RAIN in the first month. (Is.45:8—RAIN down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down RIGHTEOUSNESS; Let the earth open, let them bring forth SALVATION, and let RIGHTEOUSNESS spring up together. I, the Lord have created it. (James 5:7—Therefore be patient, brethren, UNTIL THE COMING OF THE LORD. See how the FARMER waits patiently for the PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, waiting patiently for it UNTIL IT RECEIVES the EARLY and LATTER RAIN.
Pro.16:14—As messengers of DEATH is the KING’S WRATH, but a WISE MAN will APPEASE IT. (15) In the LIGHT of the KING’S FACE is LIFE, and HIS FAVOR is LIKE A CLOUD of the LATTER RAIN. (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. Ps. 24:1—The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. (3) WHO may ASCEND in the HILL of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? (4) He who has clean hands and a PURE heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. (5) HE SHALL RECEIVE BLESSING from the Lord, and RIGHTEOUSNESS from the God of HIS SALVATION. (6) THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who seek Him, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (Ps. 27:8—When You said, “SEEK MY FACE,” my heart said to You, YOUR FACE, Lord, I WILL SEEK.
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. Ps. 25:4—Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; Teach me YOUR PATHS. (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. Ps.80:19—RESTORE us, O Lord God of hosts; cause YOUR FACE to shine and WE SHALL BE SAVED. 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.
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. 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. Jere. 51:10—The Lord has REVEALED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, come and LET US DECLARE in ZION the WORK of the Lord our God. John 5:36—But I have a greater witness than John’s for THE WORKS which the FATHER has given Me to FINISH—the VERY WORKS that I DO—bear witness of Me, that the FATHER HAS SENT ME. John 14:10—Do you NOT believe that I am in the FATHER, and the FATHER in ME? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority, but THE FATHER WHO DWELLS IN ME DOES THE WORKS. (11) Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the SAKE of THE WORKS THEMSELVES. (12) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in ME, the WORKS that I DO he will DO ALSO; and GREATER WORKS than these he will do BECAUSE I GO TO MY FATHER.
Ps.40:5—MANY, O Lord my God are YOUR WONDERFUL WORKS which You have done; and Your thoughts which are toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; (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 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 in 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. (27) All THE ENDS OF THE WORLD shall REMEMBER and TURN to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You. (28) For the kingdom is the Lord’s and HE RULES over THE NATIONS. (Ps. 66:3—Say to God, HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR WORKS! THROUGH THE GREATNESS OF YOUR POWER YOUR ENEMIES SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO YOU. (4) ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU and sing PRAISES to Your name. Ps. 61:5—For You, O God, have heard my VOWS; You have given me the HERITAGE of those who FEAR Your name. (6) You shall PROLONG the King’s life, His years as many generations. (7) HE SHALL ABIDE BEFORE GOD FOREVER. Oh, prepare MERCY and TRUTH, which may PRESERVE HIM. Is. 49:8—I WILL PRESERVE YOU and give you AS A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH. 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.
Ps. 105:4—Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek HIS FACE forevermore. (5) Remember HIS MARVELOUS WORKS which He has done, His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth, (6) O seed of ABRHAM His servant, YOU CHILDREN OF JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES! (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.
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Praise God that there is One, the Man Christ Jesus, Who could be the propitiation for our sins; He is our RIGHTEOUSNESS! Praise God there was One to taste death for ALL mankind, the stricken Lamb of God, our REDEEMER! Worthy is the Lamb, of all praise, honor and glory! Thank you Sharon, or putting us in remembrance of these basic, yet fundamental truths! - Dennis
I am so, so, so glad that through grace, death no longer has its sting. I'm with Peggy... appreciating this study. And I'm with Mitzi... finding the scriptures to be freeing. Love you tons.
Col 2:14 ..having WIPED OUT the handwriting of requirements that was against us. And He has TAKEN IT OUT OF THE WAY, HAVING NAILED IT TO THE CROSS. (15) Having DISARMED principalities and POWERS, He made a public spectacle of them, TRIUMPHING over them in IT. Wow, how freeing. I am thankful that I am judged by His righteousness within me and not my own. Amen
Oh, Sharon...another excellent and inspiring study of God's Word! For those who have come to the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ there is such a bounty of blessings awaiting them: God's mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration, rebirth, a firm foundation for their lives, SALVATION AND LIFE ETERNAL with OUR FATHER! God bless you, Sharon, for being so obedient to God and so open to His leading as you share His Word and open its meaning to so many! I love you. Peggy