Declared To Be The Son Of God With Power By The Spirit Of Holiness
by Sharon McClean
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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. (Rom.8:28—And we KNOW that all things work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are THE CALLED ACCORDING to HIS PURPOSE.) (Acts 113:32—And we DECLARE to you glad tidings—THAT PROMISE which was made to the fathers.) (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 your are CHRIST’S, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) Returning to Acts 13:32—THAT PROMISE which was made to the fathers. 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 (World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary def.) DECLARE: to announce publicly or formally; make known; proclaim; to say OPENLY or STRONGLY; to REVEAL show;
the DECREE: (World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary def.) DECREE: Something ordered or settled by authority; official decision; a law of a church council, especially one settling a disputed point of doctrine or discipline. Theology: One of the eternal PURPOSES of God whereby events are foreordained; to order or settle by authority; God decrees; man agrees.)
Returning to Ps. 2:7—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. (Matt. 28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN TO ME in HEAVEN and on EARTH. (19) Go therefore and make disciples of ALL THE NATIONS, 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. 45:22—LOOK to ME, and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO other.
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; (6) Who established the mountains by His strength, being CLOTHED with POWER; (7) (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.) Returning to Ps. 65:7--You who still the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples. (9) You VISIT THE EARTH and WATER IT, YOU GREATLY ENRICH IT; The RIVER OF GOD IS FULL OF WATER; ( 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.)
(Looking back at Ps. 65:9—THE RIVER OF GOD IS FULL OF WATER.)
(Is. 33:20—Look upon ZION, the CITY of our appointed FEASTS; Your eyes will see JERUSALEM, a quiet habitation, a TABERNACLE that will NOT TAKEN DOWN; Not one of its stakes will ever be removed, nor will any of its cords be broken, (21) But there THE MAJESTIC LORD WILL BE FOR US a place of BROAD RIVERS and streams, in which no galley WITH OARS WILL SAIL, NOR MAJESTIC SHIPS PASS BY (22) For the Lord is our JUDGE, the Lord is our LAWGIVER, the Lord is OUR KING; He WILL SAVE US. (24) And the INHABITANT WILL NOT SAY, I AM SICK, THE PEOPLE WHO DWELL IN IT WILL BE FORGIVEN THEIR INIQUITY.) (Ps 46:4—There is A RIVER whose streams shall make glad THE CITY of GOD, the holy place of the TABERNACLE of the Most High. (5) God is in the midst of her, SHE SHALL NOT BE MOVED; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. (10) BE STILL and KNOW that I AM GOD; I WILL BE EXALTED AMONG THE NATIONS, I WILL BE EXALTED IN THE EARTH! (11) The Lord of hosts is WITH US; the God of JACOB is OUR REFUGE. (Ps. 24:6—This is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.)
(Rev. 22:1—And he showed me a PURE RIVER of WATER of LIFE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL, proceeding from THE THRONE OF GOD and of the LAMB. (2) In the middle of the street, and on either side of the RIVER, was THE TREE OF LIFE, which bore TWELVE FRUITS, each tree yielding its FRUIT every month, And the leaves of the TREE were for THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS. (Pro. 13:12—Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when THE DESIRE comes, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.) (Matt. 12:33—Either make THE TREE GOOD and its FRUIT GOOD, or else make the TREE BAD and its FRUIT BAD; for A TREE is KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT.) Eze. 47:9—And it shall be that EVERY LIVING THING that MOVES, wherever the RIVERS go, will LIVE. (Gen. 1:28—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. 46:9—Remember the things of OLD, for I am God, and there is NO other; I am God and there is NONE like ME, (10) DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE. Saying MY COUNSIL SHALL STAND.) Returning to Eze.47:9--There will be a very great multitude of FISH, (the sign of the Christian!) BECAUSE these WATERS GO THERE; for they WILL be HEALED, and everything will LIVE wherever the RIVER GOES. John 7:38—“He who believes in ME, as the Scripture has said, OUT OF HIS HEART WILL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER.
Ps. 148:1—PRAISE the Lord from the heavens; PRAISE Him in the heights! (2) PRAISE Him, all His angels; PRAISE Him, all His hosts! (3) PRAISE Him, sun and moon; PRAISE Him, all you stars of light! (4) PRAISE Him, you heaven of heavens, and you waters above the heavens! (5) Let them PRAISE the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created. (6) HE HAS ALSO ESTABLISHED THEM FOREVER and EVER; HE HAS MADE A DECREE WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY. Ps. 2:7—I will DECLARE the DECREE: The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
Is. 10:22—For though your people, O ISRAEL, be as the sand of the sea; yet A REMNANT of them will RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED (Joel 1:15—Alas for THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND; it shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.) Returning to Is.10:22—THE DESTRUCTION DECREED SHALL OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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. Heb. 9:28—To those who EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION. 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. 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. (30) A posterity shall serve Him. It will be RECOUNTED of the Lord to THE NEXT GENERATION, (31) They will come and DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to a people WHO WILL BE BORN, that HE HAS DONE THIS.
Ps 78:4—We will NOT HIDE them from their CHILDREN, TELLING TO THE GENERATION TO COME THE PRAISES OF THE LORD, and HIS STRENGTH and HIS WONDERFUL WORKS that He has done. (5) For He established a testimony in JACOB, and APPOINTED A LAW IN ISRAEL, WHICH HE COMMANDED OUR FATHERS, that WE SHOULD MAKE THEM KNOWN TO THEIR CHILDREN; (6) That the GENERATION TO COME might KNOW THEM, THE CHILDREN WHO WOULD BE BORN, that THEY MAY ARISE and DECLARE THEM to THEIR CHILDREN. (7) That they may SET THEIR HOPE in GOD, and NOT FORGET the WORKS OF GOD, but keep His commandments. 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 heart 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.
Gal. 3:13—Christ has REDEEMED us from THE CURSE of THE LAW, (14) that THE BLESSING of ABRAHAM might COME UPON THE GENTILES in Christ Jesus, that we might receive THE PROMISE of the SPIRIT through FAITH. 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. Gal. 4:28—Now we brethren, as ISAAC was, ARE CHILDREN OF PROMISE. (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, 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. (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 your FROM YOUR INIQUITIES.
Rom. 1:16—For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL OF CHRIST, (Gal. 3:8—And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify THE NATIONS by FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM beforehand, saying, ‘IN YOU ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED. (9) So then those who ARE OF FAITH are BLESSED with BELIEVING ABRAHAM.) Returning to Rom. 1:16—For it is THE POWER of GOD to SALVATION for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also to the Greek. (17) For in it THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD IS REVEALED from FAITH to FAITH; as it is WRITTEN THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. Rom. 4:23—Now it was not WRITTEN for his sake alone that it was IMPUTED to him, (Abraham) (24) but also for US. It shall be IMPUTED to US WHO BELIEVE in HIM WHO RAISED UP JESUS our Lord FROM THE DEAD, (Rom. 4:3—For what does the Scripture say? ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, and it was accounted to him for RIGHTEOUSNESS. (4) Now, to him who works, the wages are not counted as GRACE but as DEBT. (5) BUT TO HIM WHO DOES NOT WORK BUT BELIEVES ON HIM WHO JUSTIFIES THE UNGODLY, HIS FAITH IS ACCOUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (6) Just as DAVID also describes the BLESSEDNESS of the man to whom God IMPUTES RIGHTEOUSNESS APART FROM WORKS; (7) Blessed are those who lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. (8) BLESSED is the man to whom the Lord SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN. (2 Corin. 5:19—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.) Returning to Rom 4:9--Does this blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or upon the uncircumcised also? For we say THAT FAITH WAS ACCOUNTED TO ABRAHAM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (James 2:20—But do you want to know, O foolish man, that FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD? (21) Was not ABRAHAM OUR FATHER JUSTIFIED BY WORKS WHEN HE OFFERED ISAAC HIS SON ON THE ALTAR? (22) So you see that FAITH was working together with HIS WORKS, and BY WORKS FAITH WAS MADE PERFECT.)
(Heb.7:18—For on the one hand there is an ANNULLING of the FORMER COMMANDMENT because of its weakness and unprofitableness, (19) For the law made NOTHING PERFECT; on the other hand, there is the BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE, through which we DRAW NEAR TO GOD.) (Heb. 10:19—Therefore, brethren, having BOLDNESS to ENTER THE HOLIEST BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS, (20) by a NEW and LIVING WAY which He consecrated for us, through the veil of His flesh, (21) and having a HIGH PRIEST over the house of God, (Heb. 5:5—So also Christ DID NOT GLORIFY HIMSELF TO BECOME HIGH PRIEST, but it was HE WHO SAID TO HIM: “You are My Son, today I have BEGOTTEN You.”) (2 Ps. goes on to read: 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.) Returning to Heb.10:22--LET US DRAW NEAR WITH A TRUE HEART IN FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH, having our hearts sprinkled from an EVIL CONSCIENCE and our BODIES WASHED WITH PURE WATER.)
(Returning to Rom. 4:25--who was DELIVERED UP because of our OFFENSES, and WAS RAISED BECAUSE OF OUR JUSTIFICATION.) Rom. 5:17—For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive ABUNDANCE of GRACE and of THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will REIGN IN LIFE THROUGH THE ONE, JESUS CHRIST. (18) Therefore, as through one man’s offense JUDGMENT came to ALL MEN, resulting in CONDEMNATION, even so through ONE MAN’S RIGHTEOUS ACT THE FREE GIFT CAME TO ALL MEN RESULTING IN JUSTIFICATION OF LIFE.
Heb. 11:1—Now FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN. (6) But WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE to PLEASE HIM, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO DILILGENTLY SEEK HIM. Heb. 11:17—By FAITH ABRAHAM, when he was TESTED, offered up ISAAC, and he who had received THE PROMISES offered up HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, (18) of whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED,” (19) accounting that God was able to RAISE HIM UP, EVEN FROM THE DEAD, from which he also received him in a FIGURATIVE SENSE. Gen. 21:12—But God said to ABRAHAM, “Do not let it be displeasing in your sight because of the lad or because of YOUR BONDWOMAN. WHATEVER SARAH HAS SAID TO YOU, LISTEN TO HER VOICE; FOR IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED.
Rom. 9:6—But it is NOT that the WORD OF GOD has taken NO EFFECT. For they are not all CHILDREN, because THEY ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM; but IN ISAAC your SEED SHALL BE CALLED. (8) That is, those who are the children of THE FLESH, these are NOT the CHILDREN OF GOD; but the children of THE PROMISE ARE COUNTED AS THE SEED. (11) For the CHILDREN not yet being born, nor having done any GOOD or EVIL, that THE PURPOSE OF GOD according to ELECTION might STAND, NOT OF WORKS but of Him WHO CALLS. (15) For He says to Moses, I WILL HAVE MERCY on WHOMEVER I will have MERCY, and I will have COMPASSION on WHOMEVER I will have COMPASSION. (16) So then IT IS NOT OF HIM WHO WILLS, NOR OF HIM WHO RUNS, BUT OF GOD WHO SHOWS MERCY. (17) For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “Even for THIS SAME PURPOSE I HAVE RAISED YOU UP, that I might show MY POWER IN YOU, and that MY NAME MIGHT BE DECLARED IN ALL THE EARTH. (18) Therefore HE HAS MERCY ON WHOM HE WILLS, and WHOM HE WILLS HE HARDENS. John 3:27—“A MAN CAN RECEIVE NOTHING UNLESS IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO HIM FROM HEAVEN. James 2:13—For JUDGMENT is without MERCY to the one who has shown NO MERCY. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
Gal. 4:28—Now we, brethren, as ISAAC was, are CHILDREN OF PROMISE. (Gal. 3:29—And if you are Christ’s, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS ACCORDING to THE PROMISE. Returning to Gal. 4:29—But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT, even so it is NOW. (30) Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN and her son for the SON OF THE BONDWOMAN shall NOT be HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREEWOMAN, (31) So then, brethren, we are not CHILDREN of the BONDWOMAN but of THE FREE. Gal. 4:23—But he who was of the BONDWOMAN was born ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, and he of THE FREEWOMAN through PROMISE, (24) which things are SYMBOLIC, for these are the TWO COVENANTS: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to BONDAGE, which is HAGAR—(25) for this HAGAR is MOUNT SINAI in ARABIA, and corresponds to JERUSALEM which NOW IS, and is in BONDAGE with her children—(36) But the JERUSALEM ABOVE is FREE, (Sarah) WHICH IS THE MOTHER OF US ALL.
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 out 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. Rev. 19:7—Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him GLORY, for THE MARRIAGE of THE LAMB HAS COME, and HIS WIFE HAS MADE HERSELF READY. (8) And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, CLEAN and BRIGHT, for the FINE LINEN is THE RIGHTEOUS ACTS OF THE SAINTS. Returning to Rev. 19:9--Then he said to me, “Write BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE CALLED TO THE MARRIAGE SUPER OF THE LAMB! And he said to me, “These are THE TRUE sayings of GOD. (10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “SEE THAT YOU DO NOT DO THAT! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have THE TESTIMONY of JESUS. WORSHIP GOD! For the testimony of Jesus is the SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. (11) Then I saw heaven opened, and behold A WHITE HORSE. And He who sat on him was called FAITHFUL and TRUE, and in RIGHTEOUSNESS HE JUDGES and MAKES WAR.
(Exodus 15:3—The Lord IS A MAN OF WAR; the LORD IS HIS NAME.) Pro. 24:6—For by WISE COUNSEL you will WAGE YOUR OWN WAR, (Ps. 119:24—Your testimonies also are my delight AND MY COUNSELORS.) (James 1:5—If any of you lacks WISDOM, let him ASK OF GOD, (6) But let him ASK IN FAITH, WITH NO DOUBTING, FOR HE WHO DOUBTS IS LIKE A WAVE OF THE SEA driven and tossed by THE WIND. (7) For LET NOT that man suppose that he will RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM THE LORD.) Returning to Pro. 24:6--and in a multitude of COUNSELORS there is safety. (11) DELIVER THOSE WHO ARE DRAWN TOWARD DEATH, and HOLD BACK THOSE STUMBLING TO THE SLAUGHTER. (12) If you say, “SURELY WE DID NOT KNOW THIS, DOES NOT HE WHO WEIGHS THE HEARTS CONSIDER IT? (Jere. 11:19—But I was like a DOCILE LAMB brought to THE SLAUGHTER; and I DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY HAD DEVISED SCHEMES AGANST ME, SAYING LET US DESTROY THE TREE WITH ITS FRUIT, and LET US CUT HIM OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING, THAT HIS NAME MAY BE REMEMBERD NO MORE.) (Pro. 22—Do they not go astray who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD.) Returning to Rev. 19:12--His eyes were like a flame of fire and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. (13) HE WAS CLOTHED WITH A ROBE DIPPED IN BLOOD, and HIS NAME is called THE WORD OF GOD.
John 1:1—In the beginning was THE WORD, and THE WORD was WITH GOD, and THE WORD was GOD. (14) And THE WORD became FLESH and dwelt among us, and we beheld HIS GLORY, the GLORY as of the ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) No one has seen God at any time. THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, HE HAS DECLARED HIM. Ps. 2:6—I will DECLARE the DECREE: The Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) Ask of Me, and I WILL GIVE YOU the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. 1 Peter 1:3—Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant MERCY has BEGOTTEN us AGAIN to a LIVING HOPE through THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD. (1 Corin. 15:14—And if Christ is NOT RISEN, then our preaching is VAIN and your FAITH IS ALSO VAIN. (15) Yes, and we are found FALSE WITNESSES of GOD, because we have testified of God that He RAISED UP CHRIST, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. (17) And if Christ is NOT RISEN, your FAITH is FUTILE; you are still in your sins!) 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 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: 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.)
Ps. 71:17—O God, YOU HAVE TAUGHT ME FROM MY YOUTH; and to this day I DECLARE YOUR WONDROUS WORKS. (18) Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, UNTIL I DECLARE YOUR STRENGTH TO THIS GENERATION Your POWER to EVERYONE WHO IS TO COME. Ps. 64:11—God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: that POWER belongs to GOD. Ps. 63:2—So I looked for you in the sanctuary, to see YOUR POWER and YOUR GLORY. Ps. 79:11—Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You; according to the GREATNESS of YOUR POWER PRESERVE THOSE WHO ARE APPOINTED TO DIE; 2 Corin. 5:14—For the LOVE of CHRIST constrains us, because we judge thus: that if ONE DIED for ALL, then ALL DIED; (15) And He died for ALL, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for HIM WHO DIED FOR THEM and ROSE AGAIN. (16) Therefore, from now on, we regard NO ONE according TO THE FLESH. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet NOW we KNOW HIM THUS NO LONGER.
John 17:1—Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may 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. (all flesh!) (3) And THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE, THAT THEY MAY KNOW YOU, THE ONLY TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST WHOM YOU HAVE SENT. Returning to Heb. 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 TO 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. (20) Therefore we are AMBASSADORS for CHRIST, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be RECONCILED to God. Chapter 6:1—We then as workers together with Him also plead with you NOT TO RECEIVE THE GRACE OF GOD IN VAIN, (2) For He says: “IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU, and IN THE DAY OF SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU.
Is. 49:8—Thus says the Lord: IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU, and IN THE DAY OF SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU; I will PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU as A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH, to cause them to INHERIT the DESOLATE HERITAGES; (9) That you may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’ to those who are in DARKNESS, show yourselves. 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? Returning to Is. 49:6—Indeed He says, It is too small a thing that You should be My servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, and to restore the preserved ones of ISRAEL; I will ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Luke 10:18—And He said to them, “I SAW SATAN FALL LIKE LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN. (19) Behold, I GIVE YOU THE AUTHORITY TO TRAMPLE ON SERPENTS and SCORPIONS, and over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, and NOTHING shall by any means hurt you. Mark 16:17—And THESE SIGNS will FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; (18) THEY WILL TAKE UP SERPENTS; (Exodus 4:2—So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, A rod.” (3) And He said, cast it on the ground. So he cast it on the ground, and it BECAME A SERPENT; and Moses fled from it. (4) Then the Lord said to Moses, “REACH OUT YOUR HAND and TAKE IT BY THE TAIL” and it became A ROD in his hand. (5) THAT THEY MAY BELIEVE THAT THE LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS, THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB, HAS APPEARED TO YOU.) Returning to Mark 16:18—They will take up SERPENTS, and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; THEY WILL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK, and THEY WILL RECOVER. Ps.107:20—He SENT HIS WORD and HEALED THEM, and DELIVERED THEM from their DESTRUCTION. (21) Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for HIS WONDERFUL WORKS TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN! (22) Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and DECLARE HIS WORKS WITH REJOICING.
Ps. 73:28—But it is good for me to DRAW NEAR TO GOD; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may DECLARE ALL YOUR WORKS. Ps. 75:1—We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks! FOR YOUR WONDROUS WORKS DECLARE THAT YOUR NAME IS NEAR. Jere. 51:10—The Lord has REVEALED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, come and LET US DECLARE IN ZION THE WORK OF THE LORD OUR GOD. Ps. 64:9—ALL MEN shall FEAR, and SHALL DECLARE THE WORK OF GOD; For they shall consider His doing. (10) The RIGHTEOUS shall be GLAD in the LORD, and TRUST IN HIM. and ALL THE UPRIGHT in heart shall GLORY.
Ps. 75:9—But I WILL DECLARE FOREVER, I will sing PRAISES to the God of JACOB. (10) All the horns of the wicked I will also CUT OFF, but the horns of the RIGHTEOUS shall be EXALTED. (Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER BE REMOVED, but the wicked WILL NOT INHABIT THE EARTH.) Ps. 97:1—Oh sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth. (29) Sing to the Lord, bless His name; PROCLAIM THE GOOD NEWS OF HIS SALVATION FROM DAY TO DAY. (9) DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS, HIS WONDERS among ALL peoples. (4) For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; (5) For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord MADE THE HEAVENS. (6) Honor and majesty are before Him; STRENGTH and BEAUTY are in HIS SANCTUARY. (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. 94:15—But JUDGMENT will RETURN TO RIGHTEOUSNESS, and ALL THE UPRIGHT in heart WILL FOLLOW IT. 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.
Ps. 145:4—One GENERATION shall PRAISE YOUR WORKS to ANOTHER, and shall DECLARE YOUR MIGHTY ACTS. (6) men shall speak of the might of your AWESOME ACTS, and I WILL DECLARE YOUR GREATNESS. (World Book Encyclopedia Dictionary: def. of DECLARE: to announce publicly or formally; make known; proclaim; to say OPENLY or STRONGLY; to reveal show;
(Deut. 32:3—For I proclaim THE NAME of the LORD: ASCRIBE GREATNESS to OUR GOD.) Returning to Ps. 145:7--They shall utter the memory of Your GREAT goodness, and shall SING of YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (8) The Lord is GRACIOUS and full of COMPASSION, SLOW TO ANGER and GREAT IN MERCY. (9) THE LORD IS GOOD TO ALL, and His tender MERCIES ARE OVER ALL HIS WORKS. (Ps. 148:11—The Lord takes PLEASURE in those who FEAR HIM, in those who HOPE IN HIS MERCY. (12) Praise the Lord, O JERUSALEM! Praise your God, O ZION! (13) For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; He has BLESSED your children within you. (14) He makes PEACE in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. John 20:21—Then Jesus said to them again, “PEACE TO YOU! As the Father has sent Me, I ALSO SEND you. (22) And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT.) (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.
Ps. 66:2—Sing out the HONOR of HIS NAME; make HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS. (3) Say to God, “HOW AWESOME ARE YOUR WORKS! THROUGH THE GREATNESS OF YOUR POWER YOUR ENEMIES SHALL SUBMIT THEMSELVES TO YOU. (4) ALL THE EARTH SHALL WORSHIP YOU and SING PRAISES TO YOU; (7) HE RULES BY HIS POWER FOREVER; His eyes observe THE NATIONS.
Returning to Ps. 145:10--ALL YOUR WORKS SHALL PRAISE YOU, O LORD, and your saints shall bless You. (11) They shall speak of THE GLORY of YOUR KINGDOM, and TALK of YOUR POWER, (12) to make known to the sons of men HIS MIGHTY ACTS, and THE GLORIOUS MAJESTY OF HIS KINGDOM, and YOUR DOMINION ENDURES THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS.(14) The Lord UPHOLDS ALL WHO FALL, (Even ADAM and EVE!)
(Rom. 5:13—For until the law sin was in the world, but SIN IS NOT IMPUTED when there IS NO LAW, (14) Nevertheless death reigned from ADAM, to MOSES, (The law did not come until Moses.) even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of ADAM, who is a type of Him who was to come.) Returning to Ps. 145: 14--and RAISES UP those who are BOWED DOWN. (15) The eyes of ALL look expectantly to You, and YOU GIVE THEM THEIR FOOD IN DUE SEASON. (16) you OPEN YOUR HAND and SATIFSY THE DESIRE OF EVERY LIVING THING. (21) My mouth shall speak the PRAISE of the Lord, and ALL FLESH SHALL BLESS HIS HOLY NAME FOREVER and EVER.
Is. 45:22—LOOK TO ME, and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM GOD AND THERE S NO OTHER.
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"DECLARE: to announce publicly or formally; make known; proclaim; to say OPENLY or STRONGLY; to REVEAL show; declarare make evident or clear; to say positively. DECLARE means to state OPENLY, STRONGLY and CONFIDENTLY, sometimes in spite of possible contradictions.)"...Good clarification of the word DECLARE. And then you certainly did DECLARE and expound the Scripture. Good for you. God bless. Helen
PRAISE GOD!! Well, it seems that Peggy has said it all. I would just like to add that the scriptures pertaining to the River were quickened to me in such a beautiful and extraordinary way. Thank you, again, for your obedient sharing of God's wondrous and perfect Word!
One thing stands out in my mind as I read this: Our Lord is to be Praised and Glorified. Then, "How beautiful are the feet of them who bring Good News..." Thank You, Sharon, for faithfully bringing to us the Good News that Jesus is Lord of All! - Dennis
For all that God has promised, let us praise Him and declare His Word throughout the world! The love and righteousness of God is revealed in His Word and they come alive in those who LIVE His Word. Come close to the Lord, seek Him and believe in His Word. It is then our faith will grow and we can put it to work for the glory of God, thereby perfecting it and keeping it ALIVE! God bless you, once again, dear Sharon for sharing your Biblical knowledge and leading us through the Scriptures! You make God’s Word come alive for us! May we all become disciples and go out into the world declaring His Love and His message of salvation! With love, always. Peggy