Seeing The Goodness Of God In The Land Of The Living
by Sharon McClean
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Ps.27:13—I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see THE GOODNESS of the LORD in THE LAND OF THE LIVING. Ps.33:4—For THE WORD of the Lord is RIGHT and all HIS WORK in done in TRUTH. (5) He loves RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE; THE EARTH IS FULL OF THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD. (Is.42:--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 (4) He will NOT FAIL nor be discouraged, till He has established JUSTICE in the earth.) Ps.107:8—Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for HIS GOODNESS, and for HIS WONDERFUL WORKS to the children of men! Is.63:7—I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and the great GOODNESS toward the HOUSE of ISRAEL. (Jacob is the generation of those who seek HIS FACE. (Ps. 24:6). Jacob’s name was changed to Israel in (Gen. 32:28.)
Pro.16:15—In the LIGHT of the king’s FACE is LIFE, and HIS FAVOR is like a cloud of the LATTER RAIN.) James 5:7—Therefore be patient, brethren, until THE COMING of THE LORD. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the EARLY and the LATTER RAIN. (Is. 45:8-- RAIN down you heavens from above and let the skies pour down RIGHTEOUSENSS; let the earth open, let them bring forth SALVATION.) Heb. 9:10—To those who eagerly WAIT for HIM He will appear A SECOND TIME, apart from SIN for SALVATION.
Jere. 31:10—Hear THE WORD of the LORD, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He who scattered ISRAEL will GATHER him, and KEEP him as a SHEPHERD DOES HIS FLOCK. (11) For the Lord has redeemed JACOB, and RANSOMED him from the hand of one stronger than he. (12) Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of ZION, streaming to THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD—Hosea 3:5—Afterward the children of ISRAEL shall RETURN, SEEK THE LORD THEIR GOD and DAVID their KING, and FEAR the Lord and HIS GOODNESS IN THE LATTER DAYS.
Ps. 32:19—Oh, how great is YOUR GOODNESS, which you have laid up for those who FEAR you, which you have prepared for those who TRUST in You in the PRESENCE OF THE SONS OF MEN! (30) You shall hide them in the SECRET PLACE of YOUR PRESENCE from the plots of man; Jere.33:9—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. (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--
Ps. 115:16—The heaven, even the heavens are the Lord’s; but THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN. (17) The DEAD do not PRAISE the Lord, nor any who go down into SILENCE. (18) But we will BLESS the LORD from THIS TIME FORTH and FOREVERMORE. Ps. 118:16—The RIGHT HAND of the Lord is EXALTED; the RIGHT HAND of the LORD does VALIANTLY. (17) I shall NOT DIE but LIVE, and declare THE WORKS of the lord. (Jere. 24:6—For I will set My eyes on them for GOOD, and I will bring them back to this land; (promise 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. 3:14—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. 32:38—Then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may FEAR ME FOREVER, for THE GOOD OF THEM and THEIR CHILDREN after them. (40) And I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT with them, that I will NOT TURN AWAY from, doing them GOOD; but I WILL PUT MY FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS so that they WILL NOT DEPART FROM ME. Deut. 4:9—Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you FORGET the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they DEPART FROM YOUR HEART all the days of your life. And TEACH THEM TO YOUR CHILDREN and your GRANDCHILDREN, (10) especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in HOREB, when the Lord said to me, GATHER the PEOPLE TO ME, and I WILL LET THEM HEAR MY WORDS, THAT THEY MAY LEARN TO FEAR ME ALL THE DAYS THEY LIVE ON THE EARTH, and that they may TEACH THEIR CHILDREN.
(Mal. 4:4—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. Ps. 51:18—Do GOOD in Your good pleasure to ZION; build the walls of JERUSALEM.
Returning to Jere. 32:41--Yes, I will rejoice over them to DO THEM GOOD, and I WILL ASSUREDLY PLANT THEM IN THIS LAND WITH ALL MY HEART and with ALL MY SOUL. (42) For thus says the Lord: Just as I have brought THIS GREAT CALAMITY ON THIS PEOPLE, so I will BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT I HAVE PROMISED THEM. Amos 9:9—For surely I will command and will sift the house of ISRAEL among all nations, as grain is sifted in a sieve; Yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. (10) ALL THE SINNERS OF MY PEOPLE SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD, who say THE CALAMITY shall not OVERTAKE US nor CONFRONT US. (15) I WILL PLANT THEM IN THEIR LAND and NO LONGER SHALL THEY BE PULLED UP from the land I have given them, says the Lord your God. Hab. 2:9—Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, that he may set HIS NEST ON HIGH, that HE MAY BE DELIVERD FROM THE POWER OF DISASTER! (10) You gave SHAMEFUL COUNSEL to your house, CUTTING OFF MANY PEOPLES, and sinned against your soul.
Returning to Ps. 118:18--The Lord has CHASTENED me severely, but He has not GIVEN ME OVER TO DEATH. (19) Open to Me the gates of RIGHTEOUSNESS; I will go through them, and I will PRAISE the Lord. (20) THIS is THE GATE of THE LORD, through which the RIGHTEOUS shall ENTER. (Pro. 10:30—The RIGHTEOUS will NEVER be REMOVED, but the wicked will NOT INHABIT the EARTH.) Returning to Ps. 118:22--THE STONE which THE BUILDERS REJECTED has become THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (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.
Is. 8:13—The Lord of HOSTS, Him you shall HALLOW; Let Him be YOUR FEAR, and let HIM be your DREAD. (14) He will be A SANCTUARY, but A STONE OF STUMBLING and a ROCK of OFFENSE to both the houses of Israel, as a TRAP and a SNARE to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (15) And many among them shall STUMBLE; they shall FALL and be BROKEN, be SNARED and TAKEN. (Ps.91:3—Surely He shall DELIVER you from the SNARE of the FOWLER and from THE PERILOUS PESTILENCE.) Ps. 124:7—Our soul has ESCAPED as A BIRD (I’ll fly away O glory?) from THE SNARE of the FOWLERS; THE SNARE is broken, and we have ESCAPED.) (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, SO THE LORD of HOSTS will COME DOWN TO FIGHT FOR MOUNT ZION and for ITS HILL. (5) LIKE BIRDS FLYING ABOUT, so will the Lord of HOSTS DEFEND JERUSALEM. Defending, He will also DELIVER it; passing over, He will PRESERVE it.)
(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 be even as when A HUNGRY man dreams, and LOOK–HE EATS; but he awakes, and his SOUL is STILL EMPTY; (8) Or as when a THIRSTY man dreams, and LOOK—HE DRINKS; but he awakes, and indeed he is FAINT, and his SOUL STILL CRAVES; (Matt. 5:6—Blessed are those who HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall be FILLED.) Returning to Is. 29:8--So THE MULTITUDE of ALL NATIONS shall BE, WHO FIGHT AGAINST MOUNT ZION. 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.)
1 John 3:8—He who SINS is of the DEVIL, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For THIS PURPOSE the SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED, that HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL. (Is.14:12—How you are FALLEN from HEAVEN, (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. Returning to Is.14:12--O LUCIFER, son of the morning! How you are CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, you WHO WEAKENED THE NATIONS! (13) For you have said IN YOUR HEART: I WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN, I WILL EXALT MY THRONE ABOVE THE STARS OF GOD; I WILL ALSO SIT ON THE MOUNT OF THE CONGREGATION, on the farthest sides of the north. (14) I will ASCEND above the heights of THE CLOUDS, I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH. (15) Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. (Rom.10:6—But THE RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH speaks in this way, DO NOT SAY IN YOUR HEART, WHO WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN? Or WHO WILL DESCEND INTO the ABYSS? (8) But WHAT does it SAY? The word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart. THAT IS THE WORD OF FAITH which we preach: (9) that if you confess with YOUR MOUTH the LORD JESUS and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD HAS RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED.
Acts 13:32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—that PROMISE which was made to the fathers. (33) God has FULFILLED THIS for us their children, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the SECOND Ps. ‘You are My Son, today I have BEGOTTEN You’ Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare THE DECREE: 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.28:16—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; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
Returning to Is. 8:15--And many among them shall STUMBLE; they shall FALL and be BROKEN, be SNARED and TAKEN. (Pro.14:27—The FEAR of the Lord is A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE, to AVOID the SNARES of DEATH.) Returning to Is.8:16--Bind up the testimony; seal the law among my disciples. (17) And I WILL WAIT ON THE LORD, WHO HIDES HIS FACE FROM THE HOUSE OF JACOB; (JACOB is the GENERATION of those WHO SEEK HIS FACE. Ps.26) (His name is later changed to ISRAEL: (Gen.32:28) Returning to Is. 8:17--and I WILL HOPE IN HIM. (18) Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me! We are for signs and wonders in ISRAEL from the Lord of HOSTS, who DWELLS IN ZION.) 1 Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED indeed by MEN, but CHOSEN by GOD and precious. (Eph.2:20—having been BUILT on THE FOUNDATION of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF BEING THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE, (21) in whom THE WHOLE BUILDING, BEING JOINED TOGETHER, grows into a HOLY TEMPLE IN THE LORD, (22) in whom you also are being BUILT TOGETHER for a HABITATION of GOD IN THE SPIRIT.) Returning to 1 Peter 2:5--you also, as LIVING STONES, are being BUILT UP a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God THROUGH Jesus CHRIST. (6) Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, Behold I lay in ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, elect, precious, and he who BELIEVES on HIM will by NO means be put to SHAME. (7) Therefore, to you who BELIEVE, he is precious, but to those who are DISOBEDIENT, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.”
Ps. 118:16—The RIGHT HAND of the Lord is EXALTED; (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.) (Ps, 78:68—But CHOSE the tribe of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION which He LOVED. (69) And HE BUILT HIS SANCTUARY like the HEIGHTS, like THE EARTH WHICH HE HAS ESTABLISHED FOREVER.) (Ps. 127:1—UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE, they labor in VAIN WHO BUILD IT: Heb.3:6—But CHRIST as a Son over HIS OWN HOUSE, who HOUSE we are if we hold fast THE CONFIDENCE and the REJOICING OF THE HOPE FIRM TO THE END. Heb.9:8—The HOLY SPIRIT indicating THIS, that the way into THE HOLIEST OF ALL was NOT yet made manifest while THE FIRST TABERNACLE WAS STILL STANDING. (11) But CHRIST CAME AS HIGH PRIEST OF THE GOOD THINGS TO COME, with the GREATER and more PERFECT TABERNACLE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is NOT of this CREATION.
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. Ps. 2:6—Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare THE DECREE: The Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON, today I have BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL GIVE YOU the nations for YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION. (Ps. 99:9) EXALT the Lord our God, and WORSHIP AT HIS HOLY HILL, for the Lord our God is HOLY.) (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. Rom 4:13—For THE PROMISE that he would be THE HEIR OF THE WORLD was not to ABRAHAM or to his seed through the law, but through the RIGHTEOUSNESS of FAITH. Gal. 3:13—Christ has redeemed us from the CURSE of the law, (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. Gal. 3:29—And if you are CHRIST’S, then you are ABRAHAM’S seed and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.
Gal.5:5—For we through THE SPIRIT EAGERLY WAIT for the HOPE of RIGHTEOUSNESS by FAITH. Heb. 9:28—To those who EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION. Heb. 1:6—But when He AGAIN brings the FIRSTBORN into the world, He says: Let all the angels of God, WORSHIP HIM. (7) and of the angels He says: who makes HIS ANGELS SPIRITS and HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE. (8) But to the SON He says; “Your throne, O GOD, is FOREVER and EVER; A scepter of RIGHTEOUSNESS is THE SCEPTER of YOUR KINGDOM. (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 our God. (14) They shall still bear fruit in OLD AGE; They shall be fresh and flourishing to declare that THE LORD IS UPRIGHT; He is my rock, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN HIM. Pro. 2:21—for THE UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and THE BLAMELESS will REMAIN IN IT; (22) But the wicked will be CUT OFF from the earth, and the UNFAITHFUL will be UPROOTED FROM IT. Returning to Heb. 1:9--You have loved RIGHTEOUSNESS and hated lawlessness; Therefore GOD, your GOD, has ANOINTED YOU WITH THE OIL OF GLADNESS more than your companions.
Ps. 104: 4—Who makes HIS ANGELS SPIRITS, HIS MINISTERS a FLAME OF FIRE. 5—You who laid the FOUNDATIONS of the earth, so that it should NOT BE MOVED FOREVER.) (Heb. 1:13—BUT TO WHICH OF THE ANGELS has He ever said: “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL”? Ps. 110:1—The LORD said to my LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, TILL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.” (2) The Lord shall send the ROD of YOUR STRENGTH out of ZION. RULE IN THE MIDST OF YOUR ENEMIES!”) Returning to Heb. 1:14--Are they NOT all MINISTERING SPIRITS sent forth to MINISTER FOR THOSE WHO WILL RECEIVE SALVATION
Gen. 28:1—ISAAC called JACOB and BLESSED him; (3) May GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS you, and make you FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY you, that you may be an ASSEMBLY of PEOPLES. (Ps. 24.6—THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of THOSE who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE. (God is now handing down Jacob’s name to those who seek Him, and later He gives us the name of Israel.) 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. Gen. 32:28—And He said, “Your name shall NO longer be called JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED WITH GOD and WITH MEN, and have PREVAILED.) Returning to Gen. 28:11--Also God said to him: I am God ALMIGHTY. Be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY, a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you. (12) The LAND (promise land?) which I gave ABRAHAM and ISAAC I GIVE TO YOU; and to YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU I GIVE THIS LAND.) (He is giving those who seek His face this land. Promise land?) Deut. 4:37—And because He LOVED your fathers, THEREFORE He CHOSE THEIR DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you out of EGYPT with HIS PRESENCE, and with His MIGHTY POWER,) (Jere. 46:7—Who is THIS coming up like a FLOOD, whose waters move like the rivers? (8) EGYPT rises up like a flood, and he says, I will go up and COVER THE EARTH, I WILL DESTROY THE CITY and ITS INHABITANTS. (10) For THIS is THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, A DAY OF VENGEANCE.)
(Eph.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.) Returning to Deut. 4:38-- driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, TO GIVE YOU THEIR LAND (promise land?) as AN INHERITANCE AS IT IS THIS DAY. (39) Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOD in heaven above and on the earth beneath, there is NO OTHER.
Is. 45:9—Remember the former things of old, for I AM GOD, and THERE IS NO OTHER; I am GOD, and there is NONE like Me, DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and FROM ANCIENT TIMES THINGS THAT ARE NOT YET DONE, Saying My counsel SHALL STAND, and I WILL DO ALL MY PLEASURE. Is. 45:26—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? Who has told it from that time? Have NOT I, THE LORD? And THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BESIDES ME, a just God and a Savior; THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. (22) “LOOK TO ME AND BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! for I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER. (25) In the Lord all THE DESCENDANTS of ISRAEL shall be JUSTIFIED, and SHALL GLORY.
(Is. 27:6—Those who come He shall cause to take root in JACOB; ISRAEL shall blossom and bud, and FILL THE FACE OF THE WORLD WITH FRUIT.) Returning to Gen. 28:4--and GIVE you the BLESSING of ABRAHAM, to YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS WITH YOU, that you may INHERIT the LAND (promise land?) in which you are a stranger, which GOD gave to ABRAHAM. (Jacobs dream) (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. Is. 48:17—Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the HOLY ONE of ISRAEL: I am the Lord your God, who TEACHES you to PROFIT, who LEADS YOU BY THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO. (18) Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your PEACE would have been like a river, and your RIGHTEOUSNESS like the waves of the sea, (19) YOUR DESCENDANTS also would have been like THE SAND; HIS NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CUT OFF NOR DESTROYED FROM BEFORE ME. Is. 54:2—ENLARGE the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your habitations; Do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. (3) For you shall expand to the right and to the left, AND YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL INHERIT THE NATIONS, and make the desolate cities inhabited.
Acts 3:25—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. ( Gen. 22:15—Then the ANGEL of THE LORD called ABRAHAM a SECOND TIME out of heaven, (16) and said: BY MYSELF I HAVE SWORN, says the Lord, BECAUSE you have DONE THIS THING and have NOT withheld your SON, your ONLY SON. (17) In BLESSING I will BLESS you, and MULTIPLYING I will MULTIPLY YOUR DESCENDANTS AS THE STARS OF HEAVEN and as the SAND which is on the seashore; and YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL POSSES THE GATE OF THEIR ENEMIES. (18) IN YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE.
Returning to Acts 3:25—You are sons of the prophets, and of the COVENANT which God made with our fathers, saying to ABRAHAM, and IN YOUR SEED ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. (26) To you first, God having RAISED UP His Servant Jesus, sent Him to BLESS you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities. Acts 13”32—And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGS—THAT PROMISE which was made to THE FATHERS. (33) God has FULFILLED THIS for us their children, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS, as it is also written in the second Ps: You are My Son, today I have BEGOTTEN You. (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. 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. 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. (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.
John 1:14—And THE WORD became FLESH and dwelt among us, and we beheld HIS GLORY, the GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) NO ONE has seen God at any time, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, who is in the BOSOM of THE FATHER, HE HAS DECLARED HIM. 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. Ps.25:12—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. 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. 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. (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. 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.
Eze. 34:25—I will make a COVENANT OF PEACE with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods, (26) I will make them and the places all around MY HILL a BLESSING; and I will cause SHOWERS TO COME down in THEIR SEASON; there shall be SHOWERS OF BLESSING. (29) I will raise up for them A GARDEN OF RENOWN, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore. (30) Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and that they, the HOUSE OF ISRAEL, are MY PEOPLE, says the Lord God. (31) YOU ARE MY FLOCK, the flock of MY PASTURE; you are men, and I AM YOUR GOD, says the Lord God.
Zech. 8:2—Thus says the Lord of HOSTS: I am zealous for ZION with great zeal; With great fervor I am zealous for her. (3) Thus says the Lord: I WILL RETURN TO ZION, and DWELL IN THE MIDST of JERUSALEM. JERUSALEM SHALL BE CALLED THE CITY OF TRUTH, the Mountain of the Lord of hosts, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN. (14) For thus says the Lord of HOSTS: Just as I determined to punish you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath, says the Lord of hosts, and I WOULD NOT RELENT. (15) So again in these days I AM DETERMINED TO DO GOOD TO JERUSALEM and to the house of JUDAH, DO NOT FEAR. (16) These are the things you shall DO. Speak each man THE TRUTH to his neighbor; Give JUDGMENT in your gates for TRUTH, JUSTICE, and PEACE; (17) Let NONE think evil in your heart AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR; and do NOT love a FALSE OATH. For all these are things that I HATE, says the Lord. Zech. 1:16—Therefore thus says the Lord: I AM RETURNING TO JERUSALEM WITH MERCY; MY HOUSE SHALL BE BUILT IN IT, says the Lord of HOSTS, (17) My cities shall again spread out through prosperity; THE LORD WILL AGAIN COMFORT ZION, and WILL AGAIN CHOOSE JERUSALEM.
Zeph. 3: 16—In that day it shall be said to JERUSALEM: DO NOT FEAR; ZION let not your hands be weak. (17) The Lord your God in your midst, THE MIGHTY ONE, WILL SAVE; HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH GLADNESS, HE WILL QUIET YOU IN HIS LOVE, HE WILL REJOICE OVER YOU WITH SINGING. (18) I will gather those who SORROW over the APPOINTED ASSEMBLY, who are among you, to whom its reproach is a burden. (19) Behold, at that time I will deal with ALL who AFFLICT you; I WILL SAVE THE LAME, and GATHER those who were DRIVEN OUT; I WILL APPOINT THEM for PRAISE and FAME IN EVERY LAND where they were put to shame. (20) At THAT TIME I WILL BRING YOU BACK. Micah 4:6—In that day, says the Lord, I WILL ASSEMBLE THE LAME, I WILL GATHER THE OUTCAST and those WHOM I HAVE AFFLICTED; (7) I will make the LAME a remnant and the OUTCAST a strong nation; SO THE LORD WILL REIGN OVER THEM IN MOUNT ZION from NOW ON, even FOREVER. (8) And you, O tower of the flock the stronghold of the DAUGHTER of ZION, to you shall IT COME, even the FORMER DOMINION SHALL COME, THE KINGDOM OF THE DAUGHTER OF JERUSALEM.
Micah 5:7—Then the remnant of JACOB shall be in THE MIDST of MANY PEOPLES, like DEW from the Lord, Like SHOWERS on the GRASS, that tarry for no man nor wait for the sons of men. (8) And THE REMNANT OF JACOB SHALL BE AMONG THE GENTILES, in the midst of many peoples. Micah 4:2—Many nations shall come and say, COME, AND LET US GO UP TO THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD, to the house of the GOD OF JACOB; He will TEACH US HIS WAYS, and WE SHALL WALK IN HIS PATHS. FOR OUT OF ZION THE LAW SHALL GO FORTH, (Heb.7:12—For THE PRIESTHOOD being CHANGED, of NECESSITY THERE IS ALSO A CHANGE OF THE LAW.) Returning to Micah 4:2--and THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM. Obadiah 1:17—But on MOUNT ZION there shall be DELIVERANCE and there shall be HOLINESS; the house of JACOB shall possess their possessions.
MULTITUDES, multitudes in the VALLEY OF DECISION! For the DAY OF THE LORD IS NEAR in the VALLEY OF DECISION. (16) The Lord also WILL ROAR FROM ZION, and utter His voice from JERUSALEM; The heavens and earth WILL SHAKE; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people; and THE STRENGTH OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL. (17) So YOU SHALL KNOW THAT I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, DWELLING IN ZION MY HOLY MOUNTAIN.
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 be 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. (22) For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our LAWGIVER, the Lord is our KING; HE WILL SAVE US.
Heb.12:22—But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, to an innumerable company of angels, (23) to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, (24) TO JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT, and to the BLOOD of SPRINKLING that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Ps. 125:1--Those who TRUST in the Lord are like MOUNT ZION, which CANNOT BE MOVED, but ABIDES FOREVER. (4) Do GOOD, O Lord, to those who are GOOD, and to those who are UPRIGHT in THEIR HEARTS.
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"And we declare to you GLAD tidings...in that He has RAISED UP JESUS" What greater joy can come to us than knowing, that because He lives, we shall live also? God is good, indeed! Thank you, Sharon, for ministering the Hope of God's Word to us through your articles. -Dennis
Dearest Sharon, Once again you have put your heart into this wonderful Bible Study! What an obedient servant you are to the Lord! As God gives you direction, you write down His Words and share them with us. Your own light shines so brightly and you are an inspiration to all of us! This verse seemed to sum up the 'theme' of your study: "But CHRIST CAME AS HIGH PRIEST OF THE GOOD THINGS TO COME, with the GREATER and more PERFECT TABERNACLE NOT MADE WITH HANDS, that is NOT of this CREATION." Let us all work together to Glorify HIS HOLY NAME and prepare for His HOMECOMING! May we all LIVE according to HIS WORD and rejoice in our roles as His Children! God bless you, dear friend... YOU ARE A BLESSING TO ALL OF US!
Amen and Amen. Thank you for putting me in rememberance of these verses. These are exactly what He has been bringing to my mind and heart. God says, "What I tell you declare again and again. Watch My words materialize. My love and grace continues to create what I say." Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."