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Do Not Refuse Him Who Speaks From Heaven
by Sharon McClean
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Heb. 12:25—See that you DO NOT REFUSE HIM WHO SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who refused Him who SPOKE ON EARTH, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him WHO SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN. (Deut. 4:33--Did any people ever HEAR the VOICE OF GOD speaking out of the midst of the FIRE, as you have heard, and LIVE? (Jere. 23:29—Is not MY WORD LIKE A FIRE? Says the Lord, and like a HAMMER that breaks the rock in pieces?) Returning to Deut. 4:35—To you it was shown that you may KNOW that the Lord HIMSELF IS GOD; there is NONE OTHER BESIDES HIM. (36) OUT OF HEAVEN He let you HEAR HIS VOICE, that HE MIGHT INSTRUCT you; on EARTH He showed you His great FIRE, and YOU HEARD HIS WORDS OUT OF THE MIDST OF THE FIRE. (37) And because He loved your fathers, therefore He CHOSE their DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; (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.)

(Ps.24:6—This is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who seek Him, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (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.”) Returning to Deut. 4:37-- and He brought you out of Egypt with HIS PRESENCE, with HIS MIGHTY POWER, (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! (10) For THIS IS THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, a day of vengeance.) Returning to Deut. 4:38--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. (39) Therefore know THIS DAY, and CONSIDER IT in your HEART, THAT THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE and ON THE EARTH BENEATH; 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. Is.45:21—Tell and bring forth YOUR CASE; Yes, let them take counsel together. WHO HAS DECLARED THIS FROM ANCIENT TIME? Who has told if from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and A SAVIOR; THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. (22)LOOK TO ME, and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER.

1 Sam.2:10—The ADVERSARIES of the Lord shall be BROKEN in PIECES; FROM HEAVEN He will thunder against them. The Lord will JUDGE THE ENDS OF 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, for He is coming to JUDGE the earth, He shall JUDGE the WORLD with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH. 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. 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. 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;

Heb.12:22—But you have come to Mount ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, (Ps. 135:21—BLESSED be the LORD out of ZION, who DWELLS IN JERUSALEM!) to an innumerable company of angels, (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 JERUSALM, 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. (3) And I heard a loud voice from HEAVEN saying, BEHOLD, THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN, and HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM, and THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE, and GOD HIMSELF WILL BE WITH THEM and BE THEIR GOD. (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 Rev. 21:5--Then He who sat on the throne said, “BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW. And He said to me, ‘Write, for THESE WORDS ARE TRUE and FAITHFUL.) (Gal.4:22—For it is written that ABRAHAM had TWO SONS: the one by a BONDWOMAN, the other by a FREEWOMAN. (23) But he who was of the BONDWOMAN was born according to THE FLESH, and he of THE FREEWOMAN through PROMISE,

(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. Gal. 3:13—CHRIST has REDEEMED us from THE CURSE OF THE LAW, having become a curse for us (14) that THE BLESSING of ABRAHAM might come upon THE GENTILES in CHRIST JESUS, that we might receive THE PROMISE of the SPIRIT through FAITH. (29) And if your are CHRIST’S THEN YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) Returning to Gal. 4:25--for this HAGAR IS mount SINAI in ARABIA, and CORRESPONDS to JERUSALEM which NOW IS, and is in BONDAGE with her children—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.) (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.) Heb. 12:18—For you have NOT come to THE MOUNTAIN that may be touched and that BURNED with FIRE, and to blackness and DARKNESS and TEMPEST.) Returning to Gal 4:26--but the JERUSALEM ABOVE IS FREE, (sarah) which is the MOTHER of us ALL.)

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. (6) I have set WATCHMEN on YOUR WALLS, O JERUSALEM, who shall never hold their peace day or night. YOU WHO MAKE MENTION OF THE LORD, DO NOT KEEP SILENT, (7) and GIVE HIM NO REST TILL HE MAKES JERUSALEM A PRAISE IN THE EARTH.) (Zech. 2:2—And the Lord said to SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE YOU SATAN! The LORD WHO HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE YOU! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?)

Returning to Heb. 12:22—But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, (23) to the general assembly and CHURCH of THE FIRSTBORN who are REGISTERED in HEAVEN, to God the JUDGE of ALL, to the spirits of just men made perfect. (24) to Jesus the Mediator of the NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD OF SPRINKLING that speaks better things than that of Abel. (25) See that you do NOT REFUSE Him WHO SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN, (26) whose voice then SHOOK THE EARTH; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I SHAKE not only EARTH, but also HEAVEN.” (Hag. 2:6—For thus says the Lord of hosts: Once more I will SHAKE HEAVEN and EARTH, the sea and dry land; (7) and I will SHAKE ALL NATIONS, and they shall COME TO THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS, (Pro. 13:12—HOPE deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE comes, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.) Returning to Hag. 2:6--and I will FILL THIS TEMPLE WITH GLORY, says the Lord of hosts. (9) the GLORY of THIS LATTER TEMPLE shall be greater than the FORMER, says the Lord of hosts. And in THIS PLACE I WILL GIVE PEACE, says the Lord of hosts.

Returning to Heb. 12:27--Now this, “Yet once more indicates the REMOVAL of those THINGS that are being SHAKEN, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be SHAKEN may REMAIN. (28) Therefore, since we ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM which CANNOT BE SHAKEN, let us have GRACE, by which we may serve GOD ACCEPTABLY with REVERANCE and godly FEAR. (29) For our God is a CONSUMING FIRE. (Luke 12:31—But seek THE KINGDOM OF GOD, and all these things shall be added to you. (32) Do not fear, little FLOCK, for it is the Father’s good PLEASURE to GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.) Matt. 7:21—Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, but HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN. (John 7:16—Jesus answered them and said, ‘My doctrine is NOT MINE, but His who SENT ME. (17) If anyone wants TO DO HIS WILL, he shall know concerning the doctrine, WHETHER IT IS FROM GOD or WHETHER I SPEAK ON MY OWN AUTHORITY. (18) He who SPEAKS FROM HIMSELF seeks HIS OWN GLORY; but He who seeks THE GLORY OF THE ONE WHO SENT HIM IS TRUE, and NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is in HIM. (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.)

Exodus 23:20—Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you IN THE WAY and to bring you into THE PLACE which I HAVE PREPARED. Ps 24:4—Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; Teach me YOUR PATHS.(5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me, For YOU are the GOD of MY SALVATION. On You I WAIT all the day. (Heb. 9:28—To those who eagerly WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION.) Returning to Ps. 24:10--ALL THE PATHS of the Lord are MERCY and TRUTH, to such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. (12) Who is the man that FEARS the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH in THE WAY He CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.) Returning to Exodus 23:21--Beware of Him and OBEY HIS VOICE; do not provoke Him, for He will NOT pardon your TRANSGRESSIONS; for MY NAME IS IN HIM. (22) But if you indeed OBEY HIS VOICE and DO ALL THAT I SPEAK, then I will be AN ENEMY to YOUR ENEMIES and an ADVERSARY to your adversaries.

Deut. 30:6—And the Lord your God will circumcise 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.) Returning to Deut. 30:7--also the Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. (8) AND YOU WILL AGAIN OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD and do all the commandments which I COMMAND YOU TODAY.(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.) Returning to Deut. 30:9--The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hands, 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. (11) For THIS COMMANDMENT which I COMMAND YOU TODAY, IT IS NOT TOO MYSTERIOUS for you, nor is it far off. (14) But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in YOUR HEART, that you may do it. (Rom. 10:6—But the righteousness of FAITH speaks in THIS way, Do not say in YOUR HEART, WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN? Or who will descend into the abyss? (8) But what does it say? (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.) Returning to 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 (Promise land?) which you go to possess. (19) I call HEAVEN and EARTH as witness 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;

Deut. 31:12—GATHER THE PEOPLE TOGETHER, men and women and little ones, and the stranger within your gates, THAT THEY MAY HEAR and that they may LEARN TO FEAR THE LORD YOUR GOD and carefully observe all THE WORDS OF THIS LAW. Deut. 4:4—But you who HELD FAST to the LORD your GOD are ALIVE TODAY, EVERY ONE OF YOU. (5) Surely I have taught you STATUTES and JUDGMENTS, just as the Lord my God commanded me that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. (6) Therefore be careful to observe them; for THIS IS YOUR WISDOM and your UNDERSTANDING in the sight of the peoples who will HEAR all these STATUTES and say, SURELY THIS GREAT NATION IS A WISE and UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE. (7) For what great nation is there that has GOD SO NEAR TO IT, as the Lord our God is to us, FOR WHATEVER REASON WE MAY CALL UPON HIM? (8) And what great nation is there that has such STATUTES and righteous JUDGMENTS as are in THIS LAW which I SET BEFORE YOU THIS DAY? (9) Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, let you FORGET the things 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.

Mal. 4:2—But to you who FEAR MY NAME the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS. (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.

Deut. 26:16—THIS DAY the Lord your God commands you to observe THESE STATUTES and JUDGMENTS; therefore you shall be careful to observe them with ALL YOUR HEART and WITH ALL YOUR SOUL. (17) TODAY you have proclaimed THE LORD TO BE YOUR GOD, and that you will walk in HIS WAYS and keep HIS STATUTES, HIS COMMANDMENTS, and HIS JUDGMENTS, and that you WILL OBEY HIS VOICE. (18) Also TODAY the Lord has PROCLAIMED YOU TO BE HIS SPECIAL PEOPLE, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, (19) and that HE WILL SET YOU HIGH ABOVE ALL NATIONS which HE HAS MADE, IN PRAISE, IN NAME, and IN HONOR, THAT YOU MAY BE A HOLY PEOPLE TO THE LORD YOUR GOD, JUST AS HE HAS SPOKEN.

1 Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a living stone, REJECTED indeed by MEN, but CHOSEN by GOD and PRECIOUS, (5) you also, as LIVING STONES, are being built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up SPIRITUAL sacrifices ACCEPTABLE to GOD through JESUS CHRIST. (6) Therefore, it is also contained in the Scripture, “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect, precious, and he who BELIEVES on HIM will by NO means be PUT TO SHAME. (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. (9) But you are A CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, that you may proclaim THE PRAISE of Him who called you out of DARKNESS into His marvelous light; (Amos 5:18—Woe to you who DESIRE the DAY OF THE LORD! For what good is the DAY OF THE LORD to you? It will be DARKNESS and NOT LIGHT. (20) Is not the DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT? Is it not very DARK with NO BRIGHTNESS in IT?) (John 12:46—I have come as A LIGHT into the world, that whoever BELIEVES IN ME, believes NOT IN ME but in HIM WHO SENT ME. (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—I WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)

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. (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. (23) And it shall come to pass THAT EVERY SOUL WHO WILL NOT HEAR THAT PROPHET shall be UTTERLY DESTROYED from among the people. (Heb. 12:25—See that you DO NOT REFUSE HIM WHO SPEAKS. For if they did not escape who REFUSED HIM WHO SPOKE ON EARTH, much more shall we not escape IF WE TURN AWAY FROM HIM WHO SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN.) Returning to Acts 3:24—Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have SPOKEN, have also foretold these days. (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.

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. 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? Is it not very DARK with NO BRIGHTNESS in IT?) (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.(11) On that day I WILL RAISE UP THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID, which has fallen down, and REPAIR ITS DAMAGES; I will RAISE UP ITS RUINS, and REBUILD IT AS IN THE DAYS OF OLD. (12) That they may posses the REMNANT OF EDOM, and ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME. (15) I will PLANT THEM IN THEIR LAND, and no longer SHALL THEY BE PLUCKED UP from the land (Promise land?) I have GIVEN THEM, says the Lord your God.

Eze. 34”22—Therefore I will SAVE MY FLOCK, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. (23) I will establish ONE SHEPHERD OVER THEM, and HE SHALL FEED THEM—MY SERVANT DAVID. He shall feed them and be THEIR SHEPHERD. (24) And I, the Lord will be their God, and my servant DAVID a prince among them; I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN. (25) I will MAKE A COVENANT OF PEACE WITH THEM, and cause the wild beasts to cease from the land; and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. (26) I will make them and the places all around MY HILL a BLESSING; and I will cause SHOWERS to come down in their season; THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING. (Deut. 32:2—Let MY TEACHING DROP AS THE RAIN, My speech distill as the dew, as RAINDROPS on the tender herb, and as SHOWERS on the grass.) (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.) Returning to Eze. 34:29—I will raise up for them a garden of RENOWN, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the GENTILES anymore. (Amos 8:11—Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, that I will send a FAMINE on the land, NOT a FAMINE of BREAD, nor a THIRST for WATER, BUT OF HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD.) Returning to Eze. 34:30—Thus they shall KNOW that I, THE LORD THEIR GOD, AM WITH THEM, and that they, THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, ARE MY PEOPLE, says the Lord God. (31) You are MY FLOCK, THE FLOCK OF MY PASTURE; you are men, and I AM YOUR GOD, says the Lord God.

Is. 32:14—Because the palaces will be forsaken, the bustling city will be deserted. The forts and towers will become lairs forever, a joy of WILD DONKEYS, a pasture of FLOCKS—(15) UNTIL THE SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US FROM ON HIGH, and THE WILDERNESS becomes a FRUITFILL FIELD, and the FRUITFILL FIELD is counted as a forest. (16) Then JUSTICE will dwell in the WILDERNESS, and RIGHTEOUSNESS remain in the FRUITFILL FIELD. (17) The WORK OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will be PEACE, and the EFFECT of RIGHTEOUSNESS, QUIETNESS and ASSURANCE FOREVER.

Gen.28:22—So JACOB went near to ISAAC his father, and he felt him and said, “THE VOICE IS JACOB’S VOICE but his hands are the hands of ESAU. (Jere. 49:10—But I have made ESAU bare; I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself. His descendants are plundered, His brethren and his neighbors, and he is no more. (11) LEAVE YOUR FATHERLESS CHILDREN, I WILL PRESERVE THEM ALIVE, and LET YOUR WIDOWS TRUST IN ME.) (Rom. 9:13—As it is written, JACOB I have LOVED, but ESAU I have HATED.) Returning to Gen.28:26-- Then his father Isaac said to him, COME NEAR NOW AND KISS ME, MY SON. (27) And he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his clothing, and BLESSED him and said: SURELY, THE SMELL OF MY SON IS LIKE THE SMELL OF A FIELD WHICH THE LORD HAS BLESSED. (Matt. 13:38—THE FIELD IS THE WORLD, the GOOD SEEDS are the SONS OF THE KINGDOM, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. (40) Therefore as the tares are GATHERED and BURNED in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. (41) The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM ALL THINGS THAT OFFEND, and those who practice lawlessness, (43) Then the RIGHTEOUS will SHINE FORTH AS THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF THEIR FATHER. He who has ears to HEAR, let him HEAR! (Pro. 10:30—THE RIGHTEOUS will NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT inhabit the earth.

(Returning to Gen 27:28--Therefore may God give you OF THE DEW OF HEAVEN, of the FATNESS of THE EARTH, and PLENTY of GRAIN and WINE, (29) Let peoples SERVE YOU, and NATIONS BOW DOWN TO YOU, be master over your brethren, and let your mother’s sons bow down to you. CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO CURSES YOU, AND BLESSED BE THOSE WHO BLESS YOU. Gen. 28:1—Then ISAAC called JACOB and BLESSED him. (3) May GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU, and make you FRUITFILL and multiply you. (Is.27:6—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.) Returning to Gen. 28:3—That you may become AN ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLES; (4) and GIVE THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM, TO YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS WITH YOU, that you may inherit the land (Promise land?) in which you are a stranger, which GOD GAVE TO ABRAHAM.

Gen. 29:12—Then he (Jacob) DREAMED, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to HEAVEN; and there the angels of GOD were ascending and descending on it. (13) And BEHOLD, the LORD STOOD ABOVE IT and SAID: I AM THE LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER and the God of ISAAC; the land on which you lie (Promise land?) I will GIVE to YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS. (14) Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad TO THE WEST and THE EAST, to THE NORTH and THE SOUTH; and in you and in your seed ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (15) Behold, I AM WITH YOU and will KEEP YOU wherever you go, and WILL BRING YOU BACK TO THIS LAND; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you. (16) Then JACOB awoke from his sleep and said, SURELY THE LORD IS IN THIS PLACE, and I did not know it, (17) and he was afraid and said, HOW AWESOME IS THIS PLACE! THIS IS NON OTHER THAN THE HOUSE OF GOD, and THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN! (18) Then JACOB rose early in the morning, and took THE STONE that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. (22) And THIS STONE which I have set as a PILLAR shall be GOD’S HOUSE, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to you.

1 Peter 2:4—Coming to His as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED BY MEN, but CHOSEN by GOD and precious, (5) you also as LIVING SSTONES, are being built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer us spiritual sacrifices acceptable to GOD through Jesus Christ. (6) Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, Behold I LAY IN ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect, precious, and he who believes on HIM will by no means be put to shame. (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 FOUNDTATION, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, A SURE FOUNDATION;

Ps. 87:1—His FOUNDATION is in the HOLY MOUNTAINS. (2) The Lord LOVES THE GATES OF ZION more than all the dwellings of JACOB, (3) GLORIOUS THINGS ARE SPOKEN OF YOU, O CITY OF GOD! (5) And of ZION it will be said, THIS ONE and THAT ONE were BORN IN HER; and THE MOST HIGH HIMSELF SHALL ESTABLISH HER. (6) The LORD WILL RECORD, when HE REGISTERS THE PEOPLES; THIS ONE WAS BORN THERE. (I believe we are born there the moment we stand upon God’s holy hill in Zion (Which is found in the second Ps.) and ask Him for the nations for His inheritance and the ends of the earth for His possession.)

Ps. 85:9—Surely HIS SALVATION is near to those who FEAR HIM, that GLORY may DWELL IN OUR LAND. (10) MERCY and TRUTH have met together; RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE have KISSED each other. (11) TRUTH shall SPIRING OUT OF THE EARTH, and RIGHTEOUSNESS shall look down from HEAVEN. (12) Yes, the Lord will GIVE WHAT IS GOOD: and OUR LAND will YIELD ITS INCREASE. (13) RIGHTEOUSNESS will go before Him, and shall make HIS FOOTSTEPS our PATHWAY. Heb. 9:11—But CHRIST CAME AS HIGH PRIEST of the GOOD THINGS TO COME, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is not of this creation. 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. 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.

Matt--28:18—Then Jesus came and SPOKE to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been given to Me, in HEAVEN and on EARTH. (Def. of authority: World Book Encyclopedia Dictonary: Authority: the POWER to ENFORCE OBEDIENCE; A source of CORRECT INFORMATION or WISE ADVICE: a good dictionary is an authority on the meaning of words.) (Matt. 28:19—Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, (John 15:8—By THIS My Father is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so YOU WILL BE MY DISCIPLES.) Returning to Matt. 28:19—Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) teaching them to observe all things that I command you; and lo I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.) (KJV)

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Joyce Poet 04 Jul 2007
What a perfect title for the perfect Words you've shared with us!!
Dennis Carey 03 Jul 2007
"For our God is a CONSUMING FIRE " - This just about says it all! Thank you for reminding us, Sharon, that the Lord indeed has spoken, and we must heed His voice, and obey His Word. You are a vigilant sentinel to remind us of these things! - Dennis
Peggy Yengling 01 Jul 2007
Dearest Sharon... You have given us a very urgent and powerful message here - one that we need to share quickly! Yes, it is time to gather people around and teach them about God's Word! This message stirs my heart as I have been thinking about how to reach those I love with God's Word and His plan for their lives and salvation! We need to get the WORD out - literally - and that is what you are doing! God bless you, my friend, and keep inspiring you to share HIS WORD with the world. I love you. Peggy


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