If You Endure Chastenings God Deals With You As Sons
by Sharon McClean
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Deut. 11:2—Know today that I do not SPEAK with your children, who have not known and who has NOT SEEN THE CHASTENING of THE LORD your GOD, His greatness and His mighty hand and His OUTSTRETCHED ARM---Heb. 12:5—And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as TO SONS: MY SON DO NOT DESPISE THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD, nor be discouraged when you are REBUKED BY HIM; (6) For whom the Lord loves He CHASTENS, and SCOURGES every SON whom He receives. (7) If you ENDURE CHASTENING, God deals with you as SONS; for what son is there whom a father does NOT CHASTEN?
(Heb. 2:10—For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many SONS to GLORY, to MAKE THE AUTHOR OF THEIR SALVATION PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS. (11) For BOTH He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are ALL OF ONE, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN, (12) saying: I WILL DECLARE YOUR NAME TO MY BRETHREN; IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL SING PRAISE TO YOU.
Ps.22:22—I WILL DECLARE YOUR NAME TO MY BRETHREN; IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION I WILL PRAISE YOU. (23) You who FEAR the Lord, (Pro. 14:27—The FEAR of the Lord is a FOUNTAIN of LIFE, to AVOID THE SNARES of DEATH.) Returning to Ps. 22:23--PRAISE Him! All you DESENDANTS of JACOB GLORIFY Him, and FEAR Him, all you offspring of ISRAEL! (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 Ps. 22:24—For He has not despised nor abhorred the AFFLICTION of the AFFLICTED; nor has HE HIDDEN HIS FACE from HIM; But when He cried, HE HEARD. (25) MY PRAISE shall be of YOU in THE GREAT CONGREGATION; I will pay my vows before those who FEAR Him. (26) The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those WHO SEEK HIM will PRAISE THE LORD. Let your HEART LIVE FOREVER! (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.
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.
(Returning to Heb.12:8--But if you are WITHOUT CHASTENING, you are ILLEGITIMATE and NOT SONS. (9) Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more READILY BE IN SUBJECTION to the FATHER OF SPIRITS and LIVE? (10) For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, BUT HE FOR OUR PROFIT, (Is. 48:17—Thus says the Lord, your REDEEMER, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL; I am the Lord your God, WHO TEACHES YOU TO PROFIT, who LEADS YOU BY THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO. (18) Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your PEACE would have been like a RIVER, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. (19) Your DESCENDANTS also would have been LIKE THE SAND, and the offspring of your body like the grains of sand: HIS NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CUT OFF NOR DESTROYED FROM BEFORE ME.
(Returning to Heb. 12:10--that we may be partaker of HIS HOLINESS, (1 Chron. 16:29—Give to the Lord the GLORY DUE HIS NAME: (Jere. 10:6—Inasmuch as there is NONE like YOU, O Lord You are great, and YOUR NAME is GREAT in MIGHT, (7) who would not FEAR You, O KING OF THE NATIONS, for this is YOUR RIGHTFUL DUE. (10) But the Lord is THE TRUE GOD; HE IS THE LIVING GOD; and THE EVERLASTING KING.) (Returning to 1 Chron. 16:29--bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the BEAUTY of HOLINESS! (30) Tremble before Him, all the earth. THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED it SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (31) Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad; And let them say AMONG the NATIONS, “THE LORD REIGNS,”)
(Returning to Heb. 12:11--Now NO CHASTENING seems to be joyful for the present, but GRIEVOUS; nevertheless, AFTERWARD it YIELDS the PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS to those who have been TRAINED by IT. (Ps. 15:1—Lord, who may abide in YOUR HOLY TABERNACLE? Who may dwell in YOUR HOLY HILL? (2) He who walks UPRIGHTLY, and works RIGHTEOUSNESS, (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.) Returning to Heb. 12:12--Therefore STRENGTHEN THE HANDS WHICH HANG DOWN, and THE FEEBLE KNEES. (Is. 35:3—STRENGTHEN THE WEAK HANDS, and MAKE FIRM THE FEEBLE KNEES. (4) Say to those who are fearful hearted; BE STRONG, DO NOT FEAR; Behold your God will come with VENGEANCE, with the RECOMPENSE of GOD; HE WILL COME and SAVE YOU.) (5) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. (6) Then THE LAME SHALL LEAP LIKE A DEER, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For WATERS shall burst forth in the WILDERNESS, and STREAMS in THE DESERT. (7) The parched ground shall become a POOL, and the THIRSTY land SPRINGS of WATER; in the habitation of jackals, where each lay, there shall be grass with reeds and rushes. (8) A HIGHWAY shall be there,
(Is. 40:3—The voice of one crying in the WILDERNESS: PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD; Make STRAIGHT in the desert A HIGHWAY for our GOD. (5) The GLORY of the LORD shall be REVEALED, and ALL FLESH shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. (6) The voice said CRY OUT! And he said, “What shall I cry?” (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,)
(Returning to Is 35:8--and a road and it shall be called THE HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool shall NOT GO ASTRAY. (Pro. 14:22—Do they not GO ASTRAY who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD.) (Returning to Is 35:9--No lion shall be there, nor shall ravenous beast go up on it; It shall not be found there. But THE REDEEMED shall walk there, (10) And the RANSOMED OF THE LORD SHALL RETURN, and COME TO ZION WITH SINGING, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall OBTAIN JOY and GLADNESS, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
(Returning to Heb. 12:13--and make STRAIGHT PATHS for YOUR FEET, SO THAT WHAT IS LAME MAY NOT BE DISLOCATED, BUT RATHER HEALED. (Matt. 11:5—The blind receive their sight and THE LAME WALK; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the DEAD ARE RAISED UP and THE POOR have THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.) Returning to Heb. 12:14--PURSUE PEACE WITH ALL MEN, and HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD; (15) LOOKING DILIGENTLY lest anyone FALL SHORT OF THE GRACE OF GOD;
1 Peter 1:15—but as He who called you is HOLY, you also be HOLY in all your conduct, (16) because it is written, “BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY. (17) And if you call on the FATHER, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your sojourning here in FEAR; (18) knowing that you were NOT redeemed with corruptible things, life SILVER or GOLD, from your AIMLESS CONDUCT received by TRADITION from your FATHERS, (19) but with THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST AS OF A LAMB without blemish and without spot. (Rev. 21:9—“COME, I will show you 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 our of heaven from GOD, (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.)
(Titus 2:13—looking for THE BLESSED HOPE and GLORIOUS APPEARING of our GREAT GOD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, (14) who gave Himself for us, that He might REDEEM us from every lawless deed and PURIFY for Himself HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, ZEALOUS FOR GOOD WORKS.) ( Heb. 9:28—To those who eagerly wait for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION.) (2 Tim.3:16—ALL SCRIPTURE is GIVEN by INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for REPROOF, (Pro. 15:31—The ear that HEARS the REPROOF of LIFE will abide among THE WISE. (32) He who disdains INSTRUCTION despises his own soul, But HE WHO HEEDS REPROOF GETS UNDERSTANDING.) (Pro.9:10—The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of WISDOM, and THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY ONE IS UNDERSTANDING, (11) for by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.) (Is. 49:7—Thus says the Lord, The Redeemer of ISRAEL their HOLY ONE. (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.)
(Returning to 2 Tim 3:16-- for CORRECTION, (Pro. 3:11—My son, DO NOT DESPISE THE CHASTENING OF THE LORD, nor destest HIS CORRECTION: for whom the Lord loves HE CORRECTS. Just as a father the son in whom HE DELIGHTS. (13) Happy is the man who finds WISDOM, and the man who GAINS UNDERSTANDING; (16) Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand are RICHES and HONOR. (17) Her ways are ways of PLEASANTNESS, and ALL HER PATHS ARE PEACE, (18) SHE IS A TREE OF LIFE to those who take hold of her, and HAPPY ARE ALL WHO RETAIN HER)
(Returning to 2 Tim.16--for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, (Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS WILL NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT THE EARTH.) Returning to 2 Tim. 17--THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE COMPLETE, THOUROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK.) (Eph. 4:11—And He Himself gave some to be APOSTLES, some PROPHETS, some EVANGELISTS, and some PASTORS and TEACHERS, (12) FOR THE EQUIPPING OF THE SAINTS for the WORK OF MINISTRY, for the EDIFYING of the BODY OF CHRIST; (14) that we should NO LONGER be CHILDREN, tossed to and fro and carried about with EVERY WIND OF DOCTRINE; by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive, (15) but, SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE, may GROW UP IN ALL THINGS INTO HIM WHO IS THE HEAD—CHRIST-- 1 Tim. 4:9—This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. (10) For to THIS END we both LABOR and SUFFER REPROACH, because WE TRUST IN THE LIVING GOD. WHO IS THE SAVIOR OF ALL MEN, ESPECIALLY OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
(Returning to 1 Peter 1:20--He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but WAS MANIFEST in THESE LAST TIMES FOR YOU (21) who through Him BELIEVE IN GOD, who RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and gave Him GLORY, so that your faith and hope are in GOD.
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.
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. (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 John 1:18--No one has seen God at any time, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER HE HAS DECLARED HIM. (Returning to 1 Peter 1:22--since you have purified your souls in OBEYING THE TRUTH through THE SPIRIT in SINCERE LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, love one another fervently with A PURE HEART, (23) having BEEN BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD WHICH LIVES AND ABIDES FOREVER, (24) 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.
Rom. 9:6—But it is NOT that THE WORD OF GOD has taken NO EFFECT. For they are not all Israel who are of ISRAEL, (7) nor are they all children because they are the SEED of ABRAHAM but, in ISAAC your SEED SHALL BE CALLED. Gal. 4:28—Now we brethren, as ISAAC was, are CHILDREN OF 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. (14) For if those who are of the law are HEIRS, then FAITH is made VOID and THE PROMISE of NO EFFECT. (15) Because THE LAW BRINGS ABOUT WRATH; for where there is NO LAW there is no TRANSGRESSION. (Rom. 10:4—For CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW for RIGHTEOUSNESS to everyone who believes (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.)
Rom 15:8—Now I say that Jesus Christ has become a servant to the circumcision for THE TRUTH of God, to CONFIRM THE PROMISES made to the fathers, (9) and that THE GENTILES might glorify God for His MERCY, as it is written: For this reason I will confess to YOU AMONG THE GENTILES, and SING TO YOUR NAME. Ps 18:46—The Lord lives! Blessed be my “Rock! Let the God of my SALVATION be EXALTED. (47) It is God who AVENGES me, and SUBDUES the peoples UNDER ME; (48) He delivers me from my enemies, You also lift me up against those who rise against me: YOU HAVE DELIVERED ME FROM THE VIOLENT MAN. (49) Therefore I WILL GIVE THANKS TO YOU, O LORD AMONG THE GENTILES, and sing PRAISES to YOUR NAME. (50) Great deliverance He gives to His king, and shows MERCY to HIS ANOINTED, to DAVID and HIS DESCENDANTS FOREVERMORE. (43) YOU HAVE DELIVERD ME FROM THE STRIVINGS OF THE PEOPLE; YOU HAVE MADE ME THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS; A people I have not known shall serve me; (44) as soon as THEY HEAR of ME they OBEY ME; the foreigners submit to me.
1 Corin. 11:3—But I want you to know that THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST, the HEAD OF WOMAN IS MAN, and THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD. Col. 1:18—And He is THE HEAD OF THE BODY, THE CHURCH, who is the beginning, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD, that in ALL THINGS HE MAY HAVE THE PREEMINENCE. (19) For it pleased the Father that IN HIM all the FULLNESS should DWELL, (20) and BY HIM to RECONCILE ALL THINGS TO HIMSELF, by HIM whether things on EARTH or things in HEAVEN, having made PEACE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS. Eph. 1:4—just as HE CHOSE US IN HIM before the foundation of the world, that we should be HOLY and WITHOUT BLAME before Him in LOVE, (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.) Returning to Eph. 1: 5—having PREDESTINED us to ADOPTION as SONS by JESUS CHRIST to HIMSELF, according TO THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS WILL. (22) And He put ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET, and GAVE HIM TO BE HEAD OVER ALL THINGS TO THE CHURCH, (23) which is HIS BODY, the FULLNESS of HIM who FILLS ALL IN ALL.
(Rom. 8:29—For whom He foreknew, HE ALSO PREDESTINED to be CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, that HE MIGHT BE the FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN. (30) Moreover whom HE PREDESTINED, these He also CALLED; whom He called, these He also JUSTIFIED; and whom He JUSTIFIED, these He also GLORIFIED.) (John 16:17—Father the hour has come. GLORIFY Your SON, that Your Son may also GLORIFY You. (2) As You have given Him AUTHORITY over ALL FLESH, that He should give eternal life to AS MANY as You have GIVEN HIM. (3) And this is ETERNAL LIFE, that THEY MAY KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom you have SENT. Heb. 8:10—For THIS is THE COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their MIND and WRITE them on their HEARTS; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE of THEM shall teach HIS NEIGHBOR and NONE his BROTHER, saying, KNOW THE LORD, for ALL shall KNOW ME, from the LEAST of THEM, to the GREATEST of THEM. (12) For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I will REMEMBER NO MORE. (13) In that He says, A NEW COVENANT, He has made the FIRST obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing OLD is ready to vanish away. 2 Corin. 5:17—Therefore, if anyone is IN christ, he is a NEW creation; OLD things have passed away, behold, ALL THINGS have become new. (18) Now all things are of God who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given US the MINISTRY of RECONCILIATION, (19) that is, that GOD was IN Christ RECONCILING the WORLD to Himself, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES TO THEM, and has committed to us THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION.
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.)
Gal. 3:6—Just as ABRAHAM believed God, and IT was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. (7) Therefore know that only those who are of FAITH are SONS of ABRAHAM. (8) and the Scripture foreseeing that GOD would JUSTIFY the NATIONS by FAITH, PREACHED THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM BEFOREHAND, saying “In you ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED. (9) So then those who are of FAITH are blessed with believing ABRAHAM. Heb. 2:14—Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through DEATH He might DESTROY him who had the power of death, that is the devil, (15) and release those who through FEAR of DEATH were all their lifetime subject to BONDAGE. (16) For indeed He DOES NOT GIVE AID TO ANGELS, but HE DOES GIVE AID to THE SEED OF ABRAHAM. (Gal. 3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S, then YOU ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.
Heb. 2:5—For He has not put the world to come of which we speak, in SUBJECTION to ANGELS. (6) But one testified in a certain place saying: “WHAT IS MAN that YOU ARE MINDFUL OF HIM, or the son of man that YOU take CARE OF HIM? (7) You made him a little lower than the angels; You CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY and HONOR, and SET HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS. (8) YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. For in that He put all in SUBJECTION under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. (9) But WE SEE JESUS, who was made A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, for THE SUFFERING OF DEATH CROWNED with GLORY and HONOR, that HE BY THE GRACE OF GOD, MIGHT TASTE DEATH FOR EVERYONE. (10) For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in BRINGING MANY SONS to GLORY, to make THE AUTHOR OF THEIR SALVATION PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS.
Ps. 8:4—WHAT IS MAN that YOU ARE MINDFUL OF HIM, and the son of man that You visit him? (5) For You have made Him A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS, and YOU CROWNED HIM with GLORY and HONOR. (Heb. 2:9—That He by the grace of God might taste DEATH for EVERYONE.) Returning to Ps.8:6--You have made Him to have DOMINION OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS; YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET. Ps 115:12—The Lord has been MINDFUL OF US; He will BLESS us; He will BLESS the house of ISRAEL; He will BLESS the house of AARON. (13) He will BLESS those who FEAR the LORD, both small and great. (14) May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children. (15) May you be BLESSED by the LORD, who made HEAVEN and earth. (16) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; BUT THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN.
Gen. 1 26—Then God said, “LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, according to OUR LIKENESS; Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea , over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, OVER ALL THE EARTH and OVER EVERY CREEPING THING THAT CREEPS ON THE EARTH. (27) So God created man is HIS OWN IMAGE: in the IMAGE of GOD He created HIM; MALE and FEMALE he created them. (28) Then God BLESSED them, and God said to THEM, “Be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY; FILL THE EARTH and SUBDUE IT. Have DOMINION over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and OVER EVERY LIVING THING THAT MOVES ON THE EARTH. 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.
Is. 47:9—REMEMBER the former thing 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.
Gal. 4:6—Now I say that THE HEIR, as long as he is a CHILD, does NOT differ at all from a slave, though He is MASTER of ALL, (2) but is UNDER GUARDIANS and stewards until the time appointed of the father. (3) Even so we, when we were CHILDREN, were in BONDAGE under the ELEMENTS of the WORLD. (4) But when THE FULLNESS OF THE TIME HAD COME, GOD SENT FORTH HIS SON BORN OF A WOMAN, born UNDER THE LAW, (5) TO REDEEM THOSE WHO WERE UNDER THE LAW, that WE MIGHT RECEIVE THE ADOPTION as SONS. (6) And because YOU ARE SONS, God has sent forth THE SPIRIT OF HIS SON INTO YOUR HEARTS, crying out, “ABBA FATHER!” (7) Therefore you are no longer a slave but A SON, and IF A SON, then AN HEIR of GOD THROUGH CHRIST. Heb. 9:15—And FOR THIS REASON HE IS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, by means of DEATH, for THE REDEMPTION OF THE TRANSGRESSIONS UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT, that those WHO ARE CALLED may receive THE PROMISE of the eternal INHERITANCE.
1 Corin. 1:24—But to those WHO ARE CALLED, BOTH Jews and Greeks, CHRIST THE POWER OF GOD (Romans 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 .) (Returning to 1 Corin. 1: 24--and the WISDOM OF GOD. (30) But of HIM you are IN CHRIST JESUS, who became for us WISDOM from GOD—and RIGHTEOUSNESS and SANCTIFICATION and REDEMPTION—1 Corin. 2:7—But we speak THE WISDOM of GOD IN A MYSTERY, THE HIDDEN WISDOM WHICH GOD ORDAINED BEFORE THE AGES for OUR GLORY, (8) which NONE of the rulers of THIS AGE KNEW; for had they known, they would NOT HAVE CRUCIFIED THE LORD OF GLORY. (Col 1:26—THE MYSTERY which has been HIDDEN from ages and from GENERATIONS, but NOW has BEEN REVEALED to His saints. (27) To THEM God WILLED to MAKE KNOWN what are the riches of the GLORY of the MYSTERY among THE GENTILES. WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU, the HOPE of GLORY.
(Ps. 24:8—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.)
1 Chron. 16:23—Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim THE GOOD NEWS OF HIS SALVATION from day to day. (24) DECLARE His GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS, HIS WONDERS AMONG ALL PEOPLES. Ps. 21:4—He asked LIFE from You, and You gave it to him—LENGTH OF DAYS FOREVER and EVER (5) HIS GLORY IS GREAT IN YOUR SALVATION; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. (6) For You have made him most BLESSED forever; You have made him exceedingly GLAD with YOUR PRESENCE. (7) For the king trusts in the Lord. And through the MERCY of the MOST HIGH HE SHALL NOT BE MOVED. Ps. 29:9—The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, and strips the forests bare; And in HIS TEMPLE EVERYONE SAYS GLORY! (10) The Lord sat enthroned at THE FLOOD, and THE LORD SITS AS KING FOREVER. (11) The Lord will give STRENGTH to HIS PEOPLE; the Lord will BLESS HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE. Is. 46:13—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.
Ps. 57:8—Awake, MY GLORY! Awake lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. (9) I will PRAISE YOU, O Lord among the peoples; I will SING TO YOU AMONG THE NATIONS. (10) For YOUR MERCY reaches unto the HEAVENS; Let YOUR GLORY be above all the earth. Ps. 102:16—For the Lord shall build up ZION; He shall appear IN HIS GLORY. (17) He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall NOT despise their prayer. (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 MIST OF MY DAYS; YOUR YEARS ARE THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.
Micah 5:4—Therefore He shall give them up, until the time that she who is IN LABOR has GIVEN BIRTH; then the remnant of His brethren shall RETURN TO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. (4) And He shall stand and FEED His FLOCK in the STRENGTH of the LORD, in the MAJESTY of the NAME of the Lord His God; and they shall ABIDE, for NOW he shall be GREAT TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; (5) And this One shall be PEACE. (7) Then the remnant of JACOB shall be in the midst of many peoples, like DEW from the Lord, like SHOWERS on the grass, that TARRY for NO man NOR wait for the sons of men. (8) and the REMNANT of JACOB shall be among THE GENTILES, in the midst of many peoples. 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. 31:19—Oh, how great is YOUR GOODNESS, which You have laid up for those who FEAR You, which You have prepared for those who TRUST in You in THE PRESENCE OF THE SONS OF MEN! (20) You shall HIDE THEM in the SECRET PLACE OF YOUR PRESENCE. (22) For I said in my haste, I AM CUT OFF from before Your EYES; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried out to You. (23) Oh, love the Lord, all you saints! For the Lord preserves the FAITHFUL, and fully repays the proud person. (Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL in the LAND, and the BLAMELESS WILL REMAIN IN IT: (22) But the wicked will be CUT OFF FROM THE EARTH, and THE UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED from IT.
Pro. 3:32—But HIS SECRET COUNSEL is WITH THE UPRIGHT. (33) The CURSE of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but he BLESSES the HABITATION of the JUST. (34) Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble. (35) The WISE shall inherit GLORY, but shame shall be the legacy of fools. Rom. 8:12—Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, (13) For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if BY THE SPIRIT you put to death the deeds of the body, you will LIVE. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, THESE ARE THE SONS OF GOD. (15) For you did NOT receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, by you received THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION by whom we cry out ABBA FATHER. (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, if indeed we SUFFER with HIM, That we may also be GLORIFIED TOGETHER. (18) For I consider that the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the GLORY which shall afterward be REVEALED IN US. (19) For the EARNEST expectation of the creation EAGERLY WAITS FOR THE REVEALING OF THE SONS OF GOD. (20) For the creation was subjected to FUTILITY, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected in hope; (21) BECAUSE the CREATION itself also WILL BE DELIVERED from the bondage of corruption into the GLORIOUS LIBERTY of the CHILDREN of GOD. (22) For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. (23) And not only they, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we ourselves groan within ourselves, EAGERLY WAITING for the ADOPTION, the REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY. (24) For we were SAVED in THIS HOPE.
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. Acts 3:19--REPENT therefore and be converted, that YOUR SINS may be BLOTTED OUT, so that times of refreshing may come for 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.
Is. 44:21—Remember these, O JACOB, and ISRAEL, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are My servant; O Israel, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY ME! (22) I have BLOTTED OUT, like a thick cloud YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS, and like a cloud, your sins, RETURN TO ME, for I HAVE REDEEMED YOU. Is. 49:7—Thus says the Lord, THE REDEEMER of ISRAEL, their HOLY ONE. (8) 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 COVNENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH. Jere. 30:17—For I will RESTORE HEALTH TO YOU and HEAL YOU of your wounds, says the Lord, because they called you an OUTCAST saying: THIS is ZION; NO ONE SEEKS HER. (18) Thus says the Lord: BEHOLD, I WILL BRING BACK THE CAPTIVITY of JACOBS TENTS, and have MERCY on HIS DWELLING PLACES; Matt. 17:11—Then Jesus answered and said to them, ELIJAH truly is coming FIRST and will RESTORE ALL THINGS. 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.
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Thank you, Sharon, I needed that.
Dearest Sharon...It is difficult to think of being chastised, especially by one who loves us. We tend to become defensive and withdraw. However, when we realize that God loves us like a Father - only more! - we can understand why He cares enough to chastise us! He wants the BEST for us and that means fitting us for eternity with Him. His chastisement is not mean spirited - it is given to cleanse us, strengthen us and equip us for His Kingdom! Sharon, thank you for once again enlightening us according to Scripture and shedding new light on God's Truths. God bless you! I love you, Your Devoted Friend, Peggy
"Heb. 12:11--Now NO CHASTENING seems to be joyful for the present, but GRIEVOUS; nevertheless, AFTERWARD it YIELDS the PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS to those who have been TRAINED by IT." Bull-headed as I've been known to be, I've had to be chastened MUCH. But thank God, I have learned to APPRECIATE it, knowing that He corrects me because He LOVES me. Great outline of scriptures here! Love you!
Mal. 4:2—But to you who FEAR My name the Sun of Righteousness SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS; Amen and Amen. The Word of God endures and stands forever.