His Secret Counsel Is With The Upright
by Sharon McClean
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Pro. 3:32—But His SECRET COUNSEL is with THE UPRIGHT. Ps. 92:12—The RIGHTEOUS shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (13) Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (14) They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be FRESH and FLOURISHING, (15) to declare that THE LORD is UPRIGHT; He is my rock, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS in HIM. Pro. 93:21—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. Micah 7:2—The FAITHFUL man has perished from the earth, and there is no one UPRIGHT among men. They all lie in wait for blood; every man hunts his brother with a NET. (I’ll fly away O glory?)
Ps. 25:8—Good and UPRIGHT is the Lord; therefore HE TEACHES SINNERS in THE WAY. (10) ALL the PATHS of the Lord are MERCY and TRUTH to such as keep HIS COVENANT and His testimonies, (11) For Your name’s sake, O Lord, PARDON MY INIQUITY, FOR IT IS GREAT. (12) Who is the man that FEARS the Lord? HIM shall HE TEACH in THE WAY HE CHOOSES. (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (14) The SECRET of THE LORD is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT. Is. 49:8—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 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 3:19—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.
Is. 48:16—Come near to Me, HEAR THIS: I have not spoken in SECRET from THE BEGINNING; from that time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord, God and HIS SPIRIT have SENT ME. (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. Is. 45:18—For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who HAS ESTABLISHED IT, who DID NOT CREATE IT IN VAIN, who FORMED IT TO BE INHABITED: I am the Lord, and there is no other. (19) I have not spoken in SECRET, in a dark place of the earth; I did not say to JACOB, ‘SEEK ME IN VAIN’; (Ps. 24:6—This is JACOB, the GENERATION of THOSE who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) I, the Lord, speak RIGHTEOUSNESS, I DECLARE THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT. (20) They have NO KNOWLEDGE, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god THAT CANNOT SAVE. (21) Tell and bring forth YOUR CASE; Yes, let them take COUNSEL together. Who has declared this from ANCIENT 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. Ps. 37:9—For evildoers shall be CUT OFF; but those WHO WAIT ON THE LORD, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (11) But the meek SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of PEACE. (Matt. 5:5—Blessed are the MEEK, for they shall INHERIT THE EARTH.) Ps. 36:9—For with You is THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE; in YOUR LIGHT we see LIGHT. (10) Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who KNOW YOU, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS to THE UPRIGHT in HEART.
Ps. 37:18—The Lord knows the days of the UPRIGHT, and THEIR INHERITANCE shall be FOREVER. (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 shall see it. (37) Mark THE BLAMELESS MAN, and observe THE UPRIGHT; for the future of that man is PEACE. Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS shall NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT THE EARTH. (32) The LIPS of the RIGHTEOUS know what is ACCEPTABLE, but the mouth of the wicked what is PERVERSE. (Turned away from that which is right.)
2 Corin. 6:1—We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you NOT TO RECEIVE THE GRACE OF GOD IN VAIN. (2) For He says: In an ACCEPTABLE time I have heard you, and in the day of SALVATION I have helped You. Behold, now is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold, NOW IS THE DAY OF SALVATION. 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. 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. (John 12:46: I have come as a LIGHT into the world, that whoever believes in ME should NOT abide in DARKNESS. (Amos 5:20—Is NOT the day of the Lord DARKNESS, and NOT LIGHT?) (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.) (John 1:4—In Him was LIFE, and the LIFE was the LIGHT of MEN. (5) And the LIGHT shines in the DARKNESS, and the DARKNESS did NOT comprehend it. (9) That was the TRUE LIGHT which gives LIGHT to EVERY MAN who comes into the WORLD.)
(John 8:12—Then Jesus spoke to them again saying I am the LIGHT of the WORLD. He who follows me shall not walk in DARKNESS, but have the LIGHT of LIFE.) (John 12:35—Then Jesus said to them, “A little while longer the LIGHT is with you. Walk while you have the LIGHT, lest DARKNESS overtake you; he who walks in DARKNESS does not know where he is going.) (Eph. 5:6—Let no one DECEIVE you with EMPTY WORDS, for because of THESE THINGS the WRATH of God comes upon the children 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.!) (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. (The second ps. goes on to read You are My Son today I have begotten You. Ask of Me and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.)
(1 Thess. 5:9—For God DID NOT APPOINT US TO WRATH, but TO OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.) Returning to Eph. 5:7--Therefore do NOT be partakers with them. (8) For you were once DARKNESS, but now you are LIGHT in THE LORD. WALK AS CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT (9) for the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is in all GOODNESS, RIGHTEOUSNESS 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 Eph.5:10--PROVING what is ACCEPTABLE to THE LORD. (11) And have NO FELLOWSHIP with the UNFRUITFUL works of DARKNESS, but rather EXPOSE THEM. (13) But ALL THINGS that are EXPOSED are made MANIFEST by the LIGHT, for WHATEVER makes MANIFEST IS 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.) Returning to Eph.5:14--Therefore He says: “AWAKE, YOU WHO SLEEP, ARISE FROM THE DEAD, and CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU LIGHT.)
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 BAPTIZM into DEATH, that just as Christ was RAISED FROM THE DEAD by the GLORY OF THE FATHER, even so we should WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. (5) For if we have been UNITED TOGETHER IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, certainly we also shall be in the LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION, (Acts 13:32—And we declare to you glad tidings—THAT 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.3:29—And if you are Christ’s, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) (Acts 13:32—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. (Returning to Rom.6:13--And DO NOT PRESENT YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS to SIN, but PRESENT YOURSELVES TO GOD AS BEING ALIVE FROM THE DEAD, and YOUR MEMBERS AS INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO GOD. (14) For SIN shall not have DOMINION OVER YOU, for you are NOT UNDER LAW BUT UNDER GRACE. Gal. 5:14—For ALL THE LAW is fulfilled in one word, (LOVE) even in this: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. (18) But if you are LED BY THE SPIRIT, you are NOT UNDER THE LAW.
Ps. 45:2—You are fairer than the sons of men; GRACE is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You FOREVER. (3) Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, with YOUR GLORY and YOUR MAJESTY. (4) And in Your majesty ride PROSPEROUSLY because of TRUTH, HUMILITY, and RIGHTEOUSNESS; and YOUR RIGHT HAND shall TEACH YOU AWESOME THINGS. (Heb. 8:1—Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a HIGH PRIEST, who is seated at THE RIGHT HAND of the throne of THE MAJESTY in the heavens. (2) A minister of the sanctuary and of the TRUE TABERNACLE which the Lord ERECTED and NOT man, (3) For every high priest is appointed to OFFER both gifts and sacrifices, Therefore it was necessary that this One have something to OFFER.) 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 Ps 45:6--YOUR THRONE, O God, is FOREVER and EVER; a SCEPTER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS is the scepter of Your kingdom. (7) You LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS and hate WICKEDNESS; Therefore God, Your God, has ANOINTED YOU with THE OIL OF GLADNESS more than your companions. Is. 61:1—The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, BECAUSE THE LORD HAS ANOINTED ME to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (2) TO PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD, and the day of VENGEANCE of our God; to COMFORT ALL who MOURN, (3) To CONSOLE those who mourn in ZION. To give them BEAUTY for ASHES, the OIL OF JOY for MOURNING, the GARMENT of PRAISE for the SPIRIT of HEAVINESS; THAT THEY MAY BE CALLED TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, that He may be GLORIFIED.
Is. 62:1—For ZION’S sake I will not hold My PEACE, and for JERUSALEM’S sake I will NOT REST, until HER RIGHTEOUSNESS goes forth as BRIGHTNESS, and HER SALVATION as A LAMP that BURNS. (6) I have set watchmen on your walls, O JERUSALEM, you who MAKE MENTION of THE LORD, DO NOT KEEP SILENT, (7) and give Him NO REST till He establishes and TILL HE MAKES JERUSALEM A PRAISE IN THE EARTH. Indeed the Lord has proclaimed to THE END OF THE WORLD: Say to the DAUGHTER of ZION, ‘SURELY YOUR SALVATION IS COMING; Behold, His reward is with Him, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (12) And they shall call them THE HOLY PEOPLE, the REDEEMED OF THE LORD; and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT, A CITY NOT FORSAKEN. Matt. 5:14—YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. A CITY that is SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN. (15) Nor do they light A LAMP and put it under a BASKET, but on a LAMPSTAND, and it gives LIGHT to ALL who are IN THE HOUSE. (Ps. 2:6:1—Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a VAIN thing? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves AGAINST the Lord and AGAINST His ANOINTED, saying, (3) Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast AWAY their cords from us. (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.
(Zech.3:2—And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM rebuke you!) Ps. 135:21—Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who DWELLS in JERUSALEM. Ps. 134:13—For the Lord has CHOSEN ZION; He has DESIRED IT FOR HIS HABITATION: (14) THIS is MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER; HERE I will DWELL FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT. (Heb. 4:1—Therefore, since A PROMISE REMAINS of entering HIS REST, let us fear lest any of you seem to come SHORT of IT.) Returning to Ps. 134:17--There I will make the horn of DAVID grow; I WILL PREPARE A LAMP FOR MY ANOINTED. (18) His enemies I will clothe with shame, but upon HIMSELF HIS CROWN shall FLOURISH. Ps. 133:1—Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in UNITY! (2) It is like the precious OIL upon the HEAD, running down on the beard, the beard of AARON, running down on the EDGE OF HIS GARMENTS. (3) It is like the dew of Hermon, (Hermeneutical: according to Scriptural interpretation.) descending upon the mountains of ZION; for there the Lord commanded the BLESSING—LIFE FOREVERMORE. Ps. 21:1—The king shall have joy in YOUR STRENGTH, O Lord; and in YOUR SALVATION how greatly shall He REJOICE! (2) You have given him his heart’s DESIRE, (Pro. 13:12—Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE comes, it is A TREE OF LIFE.) Returning to Ps 21:2--and have not withheld the request of his lips. (3) For you meet him with THE BLESSING of GOODNESS; You set a CROWN of PURE GOLD upon HIS HEAD. (4) HE ASKED LIFE FROM YOU, AND YOU GAVE IT TO HIM—LENGTH OF DAYS FOREVER and EVER. Ps. 36:6—Your RIGHTEOUSNESS is like the GREAT MOUNTAINS;
(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 Peter2:6—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.) (Returning to Ps. 36:6--Your JUDGMENTS are a great deep; O Lord, YOU PRESERVE MAN and BEAST. (9) For WITH YOU is THE FOUNTAIN OF LIFE; in YOUR LIGHT we SEE LIGHT. (10) Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who KNOW You, and YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS to the UPRIGHT in HEART.
Ps. 112:1—Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who FEARS the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. (2) His DESCENDANTS will be MIGHTY ON EARTH; the GENERATION of the UPRIGHT will be BLESSED. (3) WEALTH and RICHES will be in HIS HOUSE, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER. (4) Unto THE UPRIGHT there arises LIGHT in THE DARKNESS; He is GRACIOUS, and FULL OF COMPASSION, and RIGHTEOUS. Ps. 140:13—Surely the RIGHTEOUS shall GIVE THANKS to YOUR NAME: THE UPRIGHT SHALL DWELL IN YOUR PRESENCE. Pro. 10:28—The HOPE of the RIGHTEOUS will be GLADNESS, but the EXPECTATION of the wicked will perish. (29) THE WAY of the LORD is STRENGTH for the UPRIGHT, but DESTRUCTION will come to the workers of iniquity. (3) The RIGHTEOUS WILL NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT THE EARTH.
Joel 1:15—Alas for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY. Is. 13:4—The Lord of hosts musters the ARMY for battle, (5) They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and His weapons of INDIGNATION, to DESTROY THE WHOLE LAND. (6) Wail, for the DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND! It will come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY. Eze. 22:30—So I sought for a man among them who would make a WALL, and STAND IN THE GAP before Me on BEHALF of THE LAND, that I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT; BUT I FOUND NO ONE. (31) Therefore I have poured out My INDIGNATION on them; I have CONSUMED THEM WITH THE FIRE OF MY WRATH; and I HAVE RECOMPENSED THEIR DEEDS ON THEIR OWN HEADS, says the Lord God. Is. 59:15—So TRUTH fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the Lord saw it, and it DISPLEASED Him that there was NO JUSTICE. (Amos 5:20—Is NOT the DAY OF THE LORD DARKNESS, and not light? (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. 59:4—No one calls for JUSTICE, nor does any PLEAD for TRUTH. They trust in EMPTY WORDS and speak LIES;) Returning to Is. 59:14--JUSTICE is TURNED BACK, and RIGHTEOUSNESS stands AFAR off; (Is. 56:1—Keep JUSTICE, and do RIGHTEOUSNESS, for MY SALVATION IS ABOUT TO COME.) (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.) Returning to Is. 59:15—Then the Lord saw it, and it DISPLEASED Him that there was NO JUSTICE. (16) He saw that there was NO MAN, and WONDERED THAT THERE WAS NO INTERCESSOR: Therefore His OWN ARM brought SALVATION for HIM. And His own RIGHTEOUSNESS, it SUSTAINED HIM. (17) For He put on RIGHTEOUSNESS as a BREASTPLATE, and A HELMET OF SALVATION ON HIS HEAD; He put on the garments of VENGEANCE for clothing, and was clad with ZEAL for A CLOAK. (19) So shall they FEAR the NAME of the LORD from the west, and HIS GLORY FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN:
(Mal. 4:2—But to you who FEAR MY NAME the SUN OF RIGHTEOUNESS SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS; (4) Remember the Law of Moses, My servant which I commanded him in HOREB for ALL ISRAEL, behold, I will send you ELIJAH the prophet BEFORE the COMING OF THE GREAT and TERRIBLE 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.) (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. (10) ALL THE SINNERS of MY PEOPLE SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD, who say, THE CALAMITY SHALL NOT OVERTAKE US NOR CONFRONT US.
1 Tim. 2:1—Therefore I EXHORT FIRST OF ALL that SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS, and GIVING of THANKS be made for ALL MEN, (2) for kings and ALL who are in AUTHORITY, that we may lead A QUIET and PEACEABLE LIFE in all godliness and reverence. (3) For this is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE in the sight of God our Savior, (4) WHO DESIRES ALL MEN TO BE SAVED and TO COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE of THE TRUTH. (5) For there is ONE GOD and ONE MEDIATOR between GOD and MEN, the MAN CHRIST JESUS, (6) who GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM for ALL, to be testified in DUE time, (7) for which I (Paul) was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking THE TRUTH in CHRIST and NOT LYING –A TEACHER of THE GENTILES in FAITH and TRUTH. (Heb. 9:15—And for this reason HE IS THE MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, by means of death, FOR THE REDEMPTION of the TRANSGRESSION UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT, that those who are called may receive the promise of the ETERNAL INHERITANCE.
Acts. 13:44—And the next Sabbath almost THE WHOLE CITY came together to hear the WORD OF GOD. (45) But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they OPPOSED the things spoken by Paul. (46) Then Paul and Barnabas grew BOLD and said, “It was necessary that THE WORD OF GOD should be spoken to you first; but since you REJECT it. And judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, WE TURN TO THE GENTILES. (47) For so the Lord has commanded us: I HAVE SET YOU TO BE A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES. THAT YOU SHOULD BE FOR SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (Acts 15:14—Simon has declared how GOD AT THE FIRST VISITED THE GENTILES TO TAKE OUT OF THEM A PEOPLE FOR HIS NAME. (15) And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written: (16) ‘AFTER THIS I WILL RETURN and WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID which has fallen down. I will REBUILD ITS RUINS, and I WILL SET IT UP, (17) so THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, EVEN ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, says the Lord who does all these things.’ Acts 17:31—Because HE HAS APPOINTED A DAY ON WHICH HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUNESS by the Man whom He has ORDAINED, He has given ASSURANCE of this TO ALL BY RAISING HIM FROM THE DEAD. Acts. 10:36—THE WORD WHICH GOD SENT to the children of ISRAEL, preaching PEACE through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of ALL—(37) THAT WORD you know, which was claimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: (38) HOW GOD ANOINTED JESUS of NAZARETH with THE HOLY SPIRIT and WITH POWER, who WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD and HEALING ALL who were oppressed by the devil, FOR GOD WAS WITH HIM. (Heb. 9:11—But CHRIST came as High Priest of THE GOOD THINGS TO COME.) (40) Him GOD RAISED UP on the third day, and SHOWED HIM OPENLY, (41) NOT to all THE PEOPLE, but to WITNESSES, CHOSEN BEFORE BY GOD, even to us who ate and drank with Him after HE AROSE FROM THE DEAD. (42) And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that IT IS HE WHO WAS ORDAINDED by God to be JUDGE of THE LIVING and THE DEAD.
Ps. 82:8—ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH; FOR YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS. (Ps.76:1—In Judah God is known; His name is great in ISRAEL. (2) In Salem also is His tabernacle, and HIS DWELLING PLACE IN ZION. (7) You, Yourself, are to be FEARED; and who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry? (8) You CAUSED JUDGMENT to be HEARD FROM HEAVEN; the earth FEARED and was STILL, (9) when GOD AROSE TO JUDGMENT, to deliver ALL the OPPRESSED of the EARTH. Ps. 93:13—For He is coming to JUDGE the EARTH. He shall JUDGE the WORLD with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH. (10) Say among the nations, THE LORD REIGNS; THE WORLD IS ALSO FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED; He shall JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY. (Ps. 93:1-The LORD REIGNS, He is clothed with MAJESTY; the Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with STRENGTH. SURELY THE WORLD IS ESTABLISHED, so THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED. Is.10:21—The REMNANT will RETURN, the remnant of Jacob, (Ps 24:6-This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him who seek His face.) (Gen. 35:35:10—And God said to him, “Your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name.) Returning to Is.10:21--to the MIGHTY GOD. (22) For though your people, O ISRAEL, be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them will RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED SHALL OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS. (24) Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O My people, who DWELL IN ZION, do not be afraid of the ASSYRIAN. He shall strike you with a ROD and lift up his staff against you, in the MANNER of EGYPT.
Is. 10:5—Woe to ASSRYIA, the ROD of My ANGER and the staff in whose hand is My INDIGNATION. (7) Yet HE DOES NOT MEAN SO, NOR DOES HIS HEART THINK SO; but it is IN HIS HEART to DESTROY, and CUT OFF NOT A FEW NATIONS. 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 said, ‘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.
Ps. 69:20—Reproach has broken my heart, and I am full of heaviness; I looked for someone to take pity, but there was NONE; and for COMFORTERS, but I FOUND NONE. (21) They also gave me GALL FOR MY FOOD, and for MY THIRST THEY GAVE ME VINEGAR TO DRINK. (23) Let their table BECOME A SNARE BEFORE THEM, and their WELL-BEING A TRAP. (23) Let their eyes be darkened, so that they DO NOT SEE; and make their loins shake continually. (24) pour out YOUR INDIGNATION upon THEM. (26) For they PERSECUTE HIM whom YOU HAVE STRUCK, and talk of the grief of those You have wounded. (27) Add iniquity to their iniquity, and LET THEM NOT COME into YOUR RIGHTEOUNESS. (28) Let them be BLOTTED OUT OF THE BOOK OF THE LIVING, and NOT be written with the RIGHTEOUS. (29) But I am POOR and SORROWFUL; LET YOUR SALVATION, O GOD SET ME UP ON HIGH. (30) I will praise the name of God with a song, and will MAGNIFY Him with THANKSGIVING. (31) This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves. (32) THE HUMBLE shall SEE THIS AND BE GLAD; and you WHO SEEK GOD, YOUR HEARTS SHALL LIVE. (33) For the Lord HEARS THE POOR, and does not despise His prisoners. (34) Let heaven and earth PRAISE him, the seas and everything that moves in them. (35) FOR GOD WILL SAVE ZION and BUILD THE CITIES of JUDAH, that they may dwell there and possess it. (36) Also, THE DESCENDANTS of HIS SERVANTS shall INHERIT IT, and THOSE WHO LOVE HIS NAME SHALL DWELL IN IT.
Ps. 115:16—The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lords; BUT THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN. 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. (3) Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You will provide ATONEMENT for them. (2 Corin. 5:19—that is, that God was in Christ RECONCILING the WORLD to HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESSPASSES TO THEM, and has committed to us the word of RECONCILATION.) Returning to Ps. 65:5--By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will ANSWER US, O God of our salvation, YOU WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and of the far-off seas; Ps. 111:6—He has declared to His people THE POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE OF THE NATIONS. (7) The works of His hands are verity and JUSTICE; all His precepts are sure. (8) They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in TRUTH and UPRIGHTNESS. (9) He has sent REDEMPTION to HIS PEOPLE; He has commanded HIS COVENANT FOREVER; Holy and AWESOME is His name.
Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN ME in heaven and on earth. (19) “Go therefore and make disciples of ALL the NATIONS , 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 have commanded you; and LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE WORLD.” (KJV)
Ps.40:9—I have proclaimed the GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in THE GREAT CONGREGATION. Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, Your Yourself know. (10) I have NOT HIDDEN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS within my heart; I have declared YOUR FAITHFULNESS and YOUR SALVATION; I have NOT CONCEALED YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH from 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.19:47—You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; YOU HAVE MADE ME THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS;
1 John 4:9--In THIS the LOVE of God was MANIFESTED toward us, that GOD HAS SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM. (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. (1 John 2:2—And He Himself is the PROPITIATION for our SINS, and NOT for OURS ONLY but ALSO FOR THE WHOLE WORLD.) (Romans 3:25—Whom God set forth to be a PROPITIATION by His blood, through FAITH, to demonstrate HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, because in His forbearance GOD HAS PASSED OVER THE SINS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY COMMITTED.) Returning to 1 John 4:11--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. (1John 2:6—He who says he ABIDES in HIM ought himself to WALK just as He WALKED.) (Amos 3:3—Can two WALK together, UNLESS they are AGREED?)
John 6:28—Then they said to Him, “WHAT SHALL WE DO, THAT WE MAY WORK THE WORKS OF GOD? (29) Jesus answered and said to them, THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, THAT YOU BELIEVE IN HIM whom HE SENT. 1 John 4:7—Beloved, let us LOVE one another, for LOVE is of GOD and everyone who LOVES is BORN OF GOD and KNOWS GOD. 1 John 5:4—For whatever is BORN of GOD OVERCOMES THE WORLD. And THIS is THE VICTORY that has OVERCOME THE WORLD—OUR FAITH. (5) Who is he who OVERCOMES the WORLD, but he who believes that JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD? Luke 1:31—and behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a son, and shall call His name Jesus. (32) He will be GREAT, and will be called the SON of THE HIGHEST; and the Lord God will give Him THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID. (33) and He will reign over the house of JACOB FOREVER, and of HIS KINGDOM THERE WILL BE NO END. Ps. 90:35—Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will NOT LIE to DAVID: (36) HIS SEED SHALL ENDURE FOREVER, and HIS THRONE as the SUN before Me; (37) It shall be ESTABLISHED FOREVER like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky. Ps. 93—The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with STRENGTH. SURELY THE WORLD IS ESTABLISHED, SO THAT IT CANNOT BE MOVED. (2) Your THRONE is ESTABLISHED from of old; YOU ARE FROM EVERLASTING.
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Your labour of Love to create such a Great collaboration of Scripture verses touches my heart Greatly,Dear,Sister in Christ!Brilliantly penned! I was sooooooooo Blessed,Encouraged! THANKS!!!!! With Much Love, In Christ, Sis,Dee "Numbers 6:24,2,526&Isaiah 40:31
(Ps. 2:6:1—"Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a VAIN thing? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves AGAINST the Lord and AGAINST His ANOINTED..." But, as you have reminded us so pointedly here, Sharon; Jesus is CHRISTUS VICTOR. HE IS LORD; AND HE IS SOVEREIGN! Thank you for these choice words from God's Holy Word, at such a crucial time as this. - Dennis
I appreciate your deep knowledge of the Word, Sis. I especially like "Mal. 4:2—But to you who FEAR MY NAME the SUN OF RIGHTEOUNESS SHALL ARISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS." I will hold on to this one for you. Hugs
I took great comfort in these scriptures, my friend. Don't want to even imagine where I'd be today without His counsel. I feel so hugged!
Dearest Sharon... God has not spoken in secret to those who love Him and you are sharing what He has given you and making HIS WORD known by these excellent studies. This verse holds a key to what God wants for us: "The SECRET of THE LORD is with those who FEAR Him, and He will show them HIS COVENANT." Dear friend, your deep understanding of God's Word is a blessing and you share it so freely - think of the lives you are touching! May God bless you always...you are a special "Earth Angel"! Love, Peggy