The Mouth Of The Righteous Talks Of Justice
by Sharon McClean
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Depart from EVIL and do GOOD; and DWELL FOREVERMORE. (28) For the Lord loves JUSTICE, and does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be CUT OFF. (29) The RIGHTEOUS shall INHERIT the LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT THE EARTH.(31) The mouth of the RIGHTEOUS brings forth WISDOM, but the perverse tongue (turned away from that which is right) will be CUT OUT. (32) The mouth of the RIGHTEOUS knows what is ACCEPTABLE, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.) (3) The mouth of the RIGHTEOUS speaks WISDOM, and his tongue talks of JUSTICE.
Is. 42:1—Behold! My Servant whom I UPHOLD, My Elect One in whom My soul DELIGHTS! I have put MY SPIRIT UPON HIM; He will bring forth JUSTICE to the GENTILES. (3)–He will bring forth JUSTICE for TRUTH. (4) He will NOT be DISCOURAGED, till He has ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH; and the COASTLANDS shall WAIT for HIS LAW. (Is. 60:8—Who are these who FLY like a CLOUD, and like DOVES to their ROOSTS? (I’ll fly away O glory?) (9) Surely the COASTLANDS SHALL WAIT FOR ME.)
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? (21) I hate, I despise your feast days, and I do not savor your sacred assemblies. (23) Take away from Me the noise of Your songs, for I will not hear the melody of your stringed instruments. (24) but let JUSTICE run down like water, and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty stream.
(Heb. 9:28—To those who EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM He will appear A SECOND TIME, apart from sin for SALVATION.) Returning to Is. 42:6—I the Lord have called you in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and will hold Your hand; I will KEEP YOU and give YOU as A COVENANT to the people, as A LIGHT to THE GENTILES, (7) To open BLIND EYES, to bring out prisoners from the PRISON, those who sit in DARKNESS from the PRISON HOUSE. (8) I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to graven images.
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. (Ps. 24:6—this is JACOB the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.) 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. (Is. 45:22—Look to ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God, and there is NO OTHER.) Returning to Is. 49:7- Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers; Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is FAITHFUL, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; and HE HAS CHOSEN YOU. (John 15:16—You DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE you and appointed you that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your fruit should REMAIN, (Pro. 2:21—for the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN in it: (27) But the wicked will be CUT OFF from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED from it.)
Returning to John 15:16--that whatever you ASK the Father in My name He may GIVE you. (Ps. 2:8—ASK of ME and I will GIVE You the nations for Your inheritance, and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. (Is. 27:6—ISRAEL shall BLOSSOM and BUD, and FILL THE FACE OF THE WORLD WITH FRUIT.) (Gen. 35:10—And God said to him, Your name is JACOB; your name shall not be called JACOB anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name. So He called his name ISRAEL.) Is. 41:8—but you, ISRAEL, are My servant, JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, the DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) YOU WHOM I HAVE TAKEN FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, YOU ARE MY SERVANT, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have NOT cast you away.
(Deut. 4:37—And because He loved your fathers, therefore He CHOSE their descendants after them;) Ps. 135:4—For the Lord has CHOSEN JACOB for HIMSELF, ISRAEL for HIS SPECIAL TREASURE. Exodus 19:5—Now therefore, if you will indeed OBEY MY VOICE and keep MY COVENANT, then you shall be a special TREASURE to Me above ALL PEOPLE; for the EARTH IS MINE. (6) and you shall be to Me A KINGDOM of PRIESTS and a HOLY NATION. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of ISRAEL. 1 Peter 2:6—Therefore it is also contained in 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. (9) But you are a CHOSEN GENERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, a HOLY NATION, HIS OWN SPECIAL PEOPLE, that you may proclaim the PRAISES of HIM who CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS into HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT; (Ps. 14:5—There they are in great fear, For GOD IS WITH THE GENERATION of the RIGHTEOUS. (7) Oh, that the SALVATION OF ISRAEL WOULD COME OUT OF ZION! When the Lord BRINGS BACK the CAPTIVITY of HIS PEOPLE, let JACOB rejoice and ISRAEL be GLAD.
Ps. 105:4—Seek the Lord and HIS STRENGTH; Seek HIS FACE evermore. (Ps. 67:1—God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause HIS FACE to shine upon us. (2) That YOUR WAY may be KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS.) Returning to Ps. 105:5--Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His wonders and the JUDGMENTS of HIS MOUTH, (6) O seed of ABRAHAM His servant, you CHILDREN OF JACOB, His CHOSEN ONES! (7) He is the Lord our God; His JUDGMENTS are in all the earth.(8) He has REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT FOREVER, THE WORD which HE COMMANDED, FOR A THOUSAND GERNERATIONS, (9) THE COVENANT WHICH HE MADE WITH ABRAHAM, and HIS OATH to ISAAC, (10) and CONFIRMED IT TO JACOB FOR A STATUTE, to ISRAEL FOR AN EVERLASTING COVENANT. (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.
Pro. 9:10—The FEAR of the LORD is the beginning of WISDOM, and the KNOWLEDGE of THE HOLY ONE is UNDERSTANDING. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.) Returning to Is. 49:7—Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, their HOLY ONE, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers; kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is FAITHFUL, THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL: and He has CHOSEN You. (8) In an ACCEPTABLE time I have HEARD YOU, and in the DAY OF SALVATION I have HELPED YOU; (2 Corin. 5:19—that is that GOD was IN Jesus Christ RECONCILING the WORLD to HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESPASSES to THEM, and has committed to us THE WORD OF RECONCILIATION. 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. Behold, NOW is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold, NOW is the day of SALVATION.) Returning to Is. 49:8--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;
(Acts 3:20—And that He may send Jesus Christ, who was PREACHED to you BEFORE, (21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION of ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.) 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 be 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 Is. 49:9--That You may say to the PRISONERS, ‘Go forth,’ to those who are in DARKNESS, ‘Show yourselves Ps 82:5—They do NOT KNOW, nor do they UNDERSTAND; they walk about in DARKNESS; All the FOUNDATIONS of the earth are unstable. (Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I LAY in ZION a stone for a FOUNDATION, a tried stone, a precious CORNERSTONE, a SURE FOUNDATION ;) (1 Peter 2:6—Therefore it is also contained in 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.) (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 Ps. 82:8—ARISE, O God, JUDGE THE EARTH; FOR YOU SHALL INHERIT ALL NATIONS. (Jere. 51:25—Behold I am against you, O DESTROYING MOUNTAIN, who DESTROYS ALL THE EARTH, says the Lord. And I will stretch out My hand against you, roll you down from the rocks, and make you a burnt mountain. (26) They shall NOT take from you A STONE for A CORNER nor a STONE FOR A FOUNDATION, but you shall be desolate forever, says the Lord.
Ps. 71:18—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. (24) My tongue also shall talk of YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS all the day long. 1 Corin. 4:19—But I will come to you shortly if the Lord wills, and I will know, NOT the WORD of those who are puffed up, but the POWER. (20) for the KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT IN WORD but IN POWER. Rom 1:19—and what is the exceeding greatness of His POWER toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty POWER (20) which He worked in Christ when HE RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and SEATED HIM AT HIS RIGHT HAND in the heavenly places. Ps. 111:6—He has declared to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of His works, IN GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE OF THE NATIONS.
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. (Acts 13:32—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. 3:16—Now to ABRAHAM and his SEED were the promises made. He does not say, “And to your seeds, as of many, but as of ONE, and to your SEED who is CHRIST.) Returning to Acts 13:33—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: 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.)
(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 OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (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.) Returning to Rom 1:5—through whom we have received grace and APOSTLSHIP for OBEDIENCE to the FAITH AMONG ALL NATIONS for His name, (6) among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ.) 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. 118:19—Open to me the GATES of RIGHTEOUSNESS; and I will go through them, and I will PRAISE the Lord. This is the GATE of the Lord, through which the RIGHTEOUS SHALL ENTER. (21) I will PRAISE You, for you have answered me, and have become MY SALVATION. (22) The STONE which the builders REJECTED has become the chief CORNERSTONE. (23) This was the LORD’S DOING; it is MARVELOUS in our EYES. (24) THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HAS MADE; WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. (25) SAVE now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, SEND NOW PROSPERITY. (PROSPERITY: Dict. def.: Prosperous condition; good fortune; success; PROSPEROUS: successful; thriving; doing well; fortunate; syn. Flourishing; rich, wealthy.) (Heb. 9:11—But Christ came as HIGH PRIEST of the GOOD THINGS to COME.)
Returning to Ps 118:26--BLESSED is he who COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD! We have blessed you from the house of THE LORD. (27) God is the LORD, and He has GIVEN US LIGHT; (John 1:9—That was the TRUE LIGHT which gives LIGHT to EVERY MAN who comes into the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not KNOW Him. (11) He came TO HIS OWN, and HIS OWN DID NOT RECEIVE HIM. (12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave THE RIGHT to BECOME CHILDREN of GOD, to those who believe in HIS NAME.
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. (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.) (Gal.4:28—NOW we, brethren, as ISAAC was, are CHILDREN OF PROMISE. (29) But, as he who was born according to the FLESH. (looking back at verse (23) But he who was of THE BONDWOMAN was born according to THE FLESH, and he of THE FREEWOMAN through PROMISE. (Sarah) (Is. 512—Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you;) 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. (31) So then, brethren, we are not children of the BONDWOMAN but of the FREE. (Looking at verse (26) but the JERUSALEM above is FREE, which is the MOTHER of US ALL. Heb. 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.
Ps. 100:4—Enter HIS GATES with THANKSGIVING, and into HIS COURTS with PRAISE, be thankful to Him, and bless His name, HIS MERCY is EVERLASTING, and HIS TRUTH ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS. (Ps. 43:3—Oh, send out YOUR LIGHT and YOUR TRUTH! Let them lead me; let THEM bring me to your HOLY HILL and to YOUR TABERNACLE.) (Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My king on my HOLY HILL of ZION.) Ps. 65:1—PRAISE is awaiting You, O God, in ZION; and to YOU the VOW shall be PERFORMED. (2) O YOU WHO HEAR PRAYER, to YOU ALL FLESH WILL COME. (5) By AWESOME deeds in RIGHTEOUSNESS You will ANSWER US, O God of our SALVATION, You WHO ARE THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Ps. 66:3—Say to God, How AWESOME are YOUR WORKS! Through the greatness of YOUR POWER Your enemies shall SUBMIT themselves to YOU. (4) All THE EARTH shall WORSHIP YOU and sing PRAISES to YOU; they shall sing PRAISES to YOUR NAME. (5) Come and see the WORKS of GOD; He is AWESOME in His doing toward the sons of men. (7) HE RULES BY HIS POWER FOREVER; HIS EYES OBSERVE THE NATIONS; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.
Jere. 23:1—Woe to the SHEPHERDS who DESTROY and SCATTER THE SHEEP OF MY PASTURE! Says the Lord. (Ps. 74:1—O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against THE SHEEP of YOUR PASTURE? (2) Remember YOUR CONGREGATION, which you purchased of old, THE TRIBE of YOUR INHERITANCE, which you have redeemed—This MOUNT ZION where YOU HAVE DWELT.) Returning to Jere. 23:2—Therefore thus says the Lord God of ISRAEL against THE SHEPHERDS who FEED MY PEOPLE: You have SCATTERED MY FLOCK, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold I will attend to you for the EVIL of your doings, says the Lord. (3) But I WILL GATHER THE REMNANT OF MY FLOCK OUT OF ALL COUNTRIES WHERE I HAVE DRIVEN THEM, and BRING THEM BACK TO THEIR FOLDS; and they shall BE FRUITFUL and INCREASE. Is.31:4—For thus the Lord has spoken to me: As a lion roars, and a young lion over his prey when a multitude of SHEPHERDS is summoned AGAINST Him, He will not be afraid of their voice nor be disturbed by their noise, so the Lord of hosts will come down TO FIGHT FOR MOUNT ZION and for its HILL. (5) Like birds flying about, (I’ll fly away O glory?) So will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also DELIVER it; passing over, He will PRESERVE IT. (6) RETURN to HIM against whom the children of ISRAEL have deeply revolted.
Ps. 78:52—But He made HIS OWN PEOPLE go forth like SHEEP, and GUIDED THEM in THE WILDERNESS LIKE A FLOCK; (53) And HE LED THEM ON SAFELY, so that they did not fear; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. (54) and HE BROUGHT THEM TO HIS HOLY BORDER, this MOUNTAIN WHICH HIS RIGHT HAND HAS ACQUIRED. (68) But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which he loved. (69) And HE BUILT HIS SANCTURARY like the heights, LIKE THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID His servant, and took him from the SHEEPFOLDS; (71) From following the ewes that had young He brought him, TO SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE. (Deut. 9:27—REMEMBER Your servants, ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB; do not look on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wickedness or their sin, (28) lest the land from which You brought us should say, “Because the Lord was not able to bring them to the land of which He promised them, and because He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness. (29) YET THEY ARE YOUR PEOPLE and YOUR INHERITANCE, whom YOU BROUGHT OUT BY YOUR MIGHTY POWER and BY YOUR OUTSTRETCHED ARM.)
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. 89:35—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 the FAITHFUL WITNESS IN THE SKY. Ps. 119:80—FOREVER, O LORD, YOUR WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN. (9) YOUR FAITHFULNESS ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS; You established the earth, and it abides. (91) They continue this day according to YOUR ORDINANCES, for ALL are YOUR SERVANTS. Jere. 33:25—Thus says the Lord: If My COVENANT is not with DAY and NIGHT, and if I have not appointed THE ORDINANCES of HEAVEN and EARTH. (26) Then I will cast away the descendants of JACOB and DAVID My servant, so that I do not take any of his descendants to be RULER OVER THE DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB. For I WILL CAUSE THEIR CAPTIVES TO RETURN, and WILL HAVE MERCY ON THEM.
Gen. 9:16—The RAINBOW shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the EVERLASTING COVENANT between God and EVERY LIVING CREATURE OF ALL FLESH THAT IS ON THE EARTH. (15) The water shall never again become a FLOOD to DESTROY ALL FLESH. 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. (2) Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting. (3) The FLOODS have lifted up, O Lord, The FLOODS have lifted up THEIR VOICES; the FLOODS lift up their waves. (4) The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the SEA.
Is. 10:21—The remnant will RETURN, the remnant of JACOB, 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. Ps. 90:3—YOU TURN MAN TO DESTRUCTION, and say, RETURN, O CHILDREN OF MEN. (4) For a THOUSAND YEARS IN YOUR SIGHT ARE LIKE YESTERDAY when it is past, and like a WATCH in THE NIGHT. Joel. 1:15—Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; IT SHALL COME AS DESTRUCTION from the AMIGHTY. (16) Is not the food cut off before our eyes, JOY and GLADNESS from the house of our God?
Jere. 33:11—The voice of JOY and the voice of GLADNESS, the voice of the BRIDEGROOM and the voice of the BRIDE, the voice of THOSE WHO WILL SAY; Praise the Lord of hosts, FOR THE LORD IS GOOD, FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER—and of those who will bring THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. For I WILL CAUSE THE CAPTIVES OF THE LAND TO RETURN AS AT THE FIRST, says the Lord. (6) Behold I will bring it HEALTH and HEALING; I will HEAL THEM and REVEAL TO THEM THE ABUNDANCE OF PEACE and TRUTH. (7) And I will cause the CAPTIVES OF JUDAH and the CAPTIVES of ISRAEL to RETURN, and I will REBUILD those places as at the first. (8) I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will PARDON ALL THEIR INIQUITIES by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. (9) Then it shall be to ME A NAME OF JOY, A PRAISE, and AN HONOR BEFORE ALL NATIONS of THE EARTH, who shall hear all THE GOOD that I DO TO THEM; they shall FEAR and TREMBLE for all THE GOODNESS and all THE PROSPERITY THAT I PROVIDE FOR IT.
Is. 35:10—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. Is. 51:11—So 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. (16) And I have put MY WORDS in YOUR MOUTH; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay THE FOUNDATIONS of the EARTH, and say to ZION, ‘YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.’
Is. 30:15—For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of ISRAEL: in RETURNING and REST you shall BE SAVED; in QUIETNESS and CONFIDENCE shall be YOUR STRENGTH. (18) Therefore the Lord will WAIT, that He may be GRACIOUS to YOU; and therefore He will be EXALTED, that He may have MERCY on YOU. For the Lord is a GOD OF JUSTICE; blessed are all those who WAIT FOR HIM. (19) For the people SHALL DWELL IN ZION at JERUSALEM.
Jere..3:12—RETURN, BACKSLIDING ISRAEL, says the Lord, and I will NOT CAUSE MY ANGER to FALL ON YOU; for I AM MERCIFUL, says the Lord, and I WILL NOT REMAIN ANGRY FOREVER. (13) Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have TRANSGRESSED AGAINST THE LORD your GOD. And have scattered your charms to alien deities under every green tree, and you HAVE NOT OBEYED MY VOICE, says the Lord. (14) RETURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, says the Lord; for I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION. (15) And I will give you SHEPHERDS according to MY HEART who will feed you with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING.
Jere. 4:1—If you will RETURN, O ISRAEL, says the Lord, RETURN to ME; and if you will put away your ABOMINATIONS out of My sight, then you shall NOT be MOVED. (2) And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives, in TRUTH, in JUDGMENT, and in RIGHTEOUSNESS; THE NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM, AND IN HIM THEY SHALL GLORY. Jere. 15:19—Therefore thus says the Lord: “IF YOU RETURN, then I WILL BRING YOU BACK; YOU SHALL STAND BEFORE ME; If you take out the precious form the vile, YOU SHALL BE AS MY MOUTH. LET THEM RETURN TO YOU, BUT YOU MUST NOT RETURN TO THEM. (20) And I will make you to this people a fortified wall; and they shall FIGHT against you, BUT THEY SHALL NOT PREVAIL against you; for I AM WITH YOU TO SAVE YOU and DELIVER YOU, says the Lord. (21) I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible.
Jere. 14:6—For I will set My eyes on them for GOOD, and I will BRING THEM BACK to this land: I will BUILD them and not PULL them DOWN, and I will PLANT them and not PLUCK them UP. (7) Then I WILL GIVE THEM A HEART TO KNOW ME, that I am the Lord; and they shall BE MY PEOPLE, and I will be THEIR GOD, for they shall RETURN to Me with THEIR WHOLE HEART. Jere. 29:10—For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are complete at Babylon, I will VISIT you and perform MY GOOD WORD toward you, and cause you to RETURN to THIS place. (11) For I know My thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of PEACE and NOT of EVIL, to GIVE YOU A FUTURE and A HOPE. (12) Then you will SEEK ME and FIND ME, when you search for Me WITH ALL YOUR HEART. (14) I will be FOUND by you, says the Lord, and I WILL BRING YOU BACK FROM CAPTIVITY; I WILL GATHER YOU FROM ALL THE NATIONS and from ALL THE PLACES where I have DRIVEN you, says the Lord, and I WILL BRING YOU BACK to THE PLACE from which I cause you to be CARRIED AWAY CAPTIVE.
Ps. 126:1—When the Lord BROUGHT BACK the captivity of ZION. We were like those who DREAM. (2) Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among THE NATIONS, the Lord has done GREAT THINGS for them. Is. 29:7—The multitude of all THE NATIONS who FIGHT AGAINST Ariel, even all who FIGHT against her and her fortress, and DISTRESS HER, shall be as A DREAM of a NIGHT VISION. (8) It shall even be as when a HUNGRY MAN DREAMS, and look—he eats, but he awakes, and his soul is still EMPTY. Or as when a man dreams, and look—he DRINKS; but he awakes, and indeed he is FAINT, and his SOUL still craves: So the multitude of all THE NATIONS shall be, who FIGHT against MOUNT ZION. (Matt. 5:6—Blessed are those who HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall be FILLED.)
Jere. 23:25—I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy LIES in MY NAME, saying I HAVE DREAMED, I have DREAMED! (26) How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy LIES? Indeed they are PROPHETS of the DECEIT of their OWN HEART, (27) who try to make MY PEOPLE forget MY NAME by their DREAMS which everyone tells his NEIGHBOR, as their fathers forgot MY NAME for Baal. (28) The PROPHET who has a DREAM, let him TELL A DREAM;
Gen. 29:12—Then he DREAMED, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. (13) And behold, the Lord God stood above it and said: I am the Lord God of ABRAHAM your father and the GOD of ISAAC; the land on which you lie (Promise land?) I will GIVE TO YOU and your DESCENDANTS. (14) Also your DESCENDANTS shall be as THE DUST of THE EARTH; you shall spread abroad to the WEST and the EAST, to the NORTH and the SOUTH; and in you and in your SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. Acts 3:22—For Moses truly said to the fathers, The Lord your God will RAISE up for you a PROPHET like me from your brethren. Him you shall HEAR IN ALL THINGS, whatever He says to you. (23) And it shall come to pass that every soul who WILL NOT HEAR that PROPHET shall be UTTERLY DESTROYED from among the people. (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 every one of you from your iniquities
Ezekiel 13:2—Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who PROPHSEY out of THEIR OWN HEART, ‘hear the word of the lord! (3) Thus says the Lord God: “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their OWN SPIRIT and have SEEN NOTHING! (4) O Israel, your PROPHETS are like foxes in the deserts. (5) You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel TO STAND IN BATTLE ON THE DAY OF THE LORD. (6) they have envisioned FUTILITY and FALSE DIVINATION, saying, thus says the Lord! But the Lord has NOT SENT THEM; yet they hope that THE WORD MAY BE CONFIRMED. (7) Have you NOT seen a FUTILE vision, and have you NOT spoken FALSE divination” You say, ‘The Lord says, but I HAVE NOT SPOKEN.
Returning to Jere. 23:28--And he who has MY WORD, let him SPEAK MY WORD FAITHFULLY. What is the CHAFF to THE WHEAT? Says the Lord. (32) Therefore behold, I am AGAINST the PROPHETS, says the Lord, who steal MY WORDS every one from his neighbor. (32) Behold, I am AGAINST THOSE who prophesy FALSE DREAMS, says the Lord, and cause MY PEOPLE TO ERR by their lies and recklessness. Yet I DID NOT SEND THEM or COMMAND THEM; therefore they shall NOT PROFIT THIS PEOPLE AT ALL, says the Lord. Is. 3:12—As for MY PEOPLE, children are their oppressors, and women rule ove them. O MY PEOPLE! Those WHO LEAD YOU CAUSE YOU TO ERR, and DESTROY the WAY of YOUR PATHS. (Pro. 14:22—Do they not GO ASTRAY who devise EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD.
Is. 29:22—Therefore thus says the Lord, who REDEEMED ABRAHAM, concerning the house of JACOB; JACOB shall not now be ASHAMED, (2 Tim.2:15—STUDY to shew THEYSELF APPROVED unto GOD, a WORKMAN that needeth NOT to be ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD of TRUTH. (KJV) nor shall his face now grow pale; (23) but when he sees HIS CHILDREN, THE WORK OF MY HANDS, IN HIS MIDST, THEY WILL HALLOW MY NAME, and HALLOW THE HOLY ONE of JACOB, and FEAR the GOD of ISRAEL. (24)These also who ERRED IN SPIRIT will COME TO UNDERSTANDING, and those WHO MURMURED will LEARN DOCTRINE.
Ps. 59:13—And let them know that GOD RULES IN JACOB TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. 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.
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I never cease to be amazed by the mercy, the grace, the promises and the LOVE outlined in the Word of God. Isn't He wonderful!?!?!?
Dear Sharon, Once again you have provided an outstanding feast of God's Word! Let all who are hungry come to this banquet! I have been reading a book about God's promises and Covenants and so many of the Scripture verses you quoted reinforce what I am learning. I am merely at the 'appetizer' stage; however, if you keep these messages coming I may soon be able to digest a full entree! Thank you, dear Sharon, for being so obedient to God and sharing His Word so beautifully! I love you! Peggy
Sharon- Your knowledge of Scripture, and handling of the Word, is proof of your Scholarship. Thank you for your diligence. How I love it!...Is. 42 "My Elect One will not be discouraged till He has established Justice in the earth.." Praise the Lord! - Dennis
Sis. Sharon, again, you presented God's Word in such a way that makes me thirsty and hungry for more. It's like new recipe each time, and you put just the right ingredients where they are supposed to be. Indeed, The Word is living and active. Thank you for being God's vessel and for your obedience,a child of God who is not ashamed of the Gospel for in it are hidden all mysteries and truth. Love, Gloria