Hab.3:2—O Lord, REVIVE YOUR WORK in the MIDST of THE YEARS! In the midst of the years MAKE it KNOWN, in WRATH REMEMBER MERCY. 1 Thess. 5:9—For God DID NOT APPOINT US TO WRATH, but TO OBTAIN SALVATION through our LORD JESUS CHRIST. 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.
2 Corin. 3:6—Who also made us sufficient as MINISTERS of THE NEW COVENANT, not of the letter but of THE SPIRIT; for the letter KILLS, but THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE. (7) But if THE MINISTRY of DEATH, written and engraved on stones was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, (8) how WILL THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT not be more GLORIOUS? (9) For if THE MINISTRY OF CONDEMNATION had GLORY, the ministry of RIGHTEOUSNESS exceeds much more in glory. (Gal.5:5—For we THROUGH THE SPIRIT EAGERLY WAIT for THE HOPE of RIGHTEOUSNESS by FAITH.)
Rom.4:13—For THE PROMISE that he would be 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 ABRAHAMS SEED and HEIRS ACCORDING to THE PROMISE.) 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. Returning to Rom.4:15--because the LAW brings about WRATH, for where there is NO law there is no transgression.
(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. 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. (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 6:28—Then they said to Him, WHAT SHALL WE DO, that WE MAY WORK the WORKS OF GOD? (29) Jesus answered and said to them, THIS is THE WORK of GOD, that you BELIEVE IN HIM whom HE SENT.
2 Thess. 2:13—But we are bound to give thanks always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because GOD FROM THE BEGINNING CHOSE YOU FOR SALVATION through sanctification by THE SPIRIT and BELIEF IN THE TRUTH, (14) to which HE CALLED YOU by our GOSPEL, for the OBTAINING OF THE GLORY of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 1 Peter 5:10—But may THE GOD OF ALL GRACE, who CALLED US TO HIS ETERNAL GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS, after you have SUFFERED A WHILE, PERFECT, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN and SETTLE YOU. (11) To Him be THE GLORY and THE DOMINION FOREVER and EVER.
Ps.72:17—His name shall ENDURE FOREVER; His name shall CONTINUE as LONG as THE SUN. And men shall be BLESSED in HIM; ALL NATIONS SHALL CALL HIM BLESSED. (18) BLESSED be the Lord God, the God of ISRAEL, who ONLY DOES WONDROUS THINGS! (19) And BLESSED be HIS GLORIOUS NAME FOREVER! And let the WHOLE EARTH be FILLED with HIS GLORY.) (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. (Ref to Ps.2) (I know ONLY of ONE who is the ONLY BEGOTTEN of THE FATHER) (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. 18:25—With the MERCIFUL You will show yourself MERCIFUL; with a BLAMELESS man you will show Yourself blameless; (1 Corin.1:7—So that you come SHORT in NO GIFT, EAGERLY WAITING for THE REVELATION of our Lord Jesus Christ, (8) who will also CONFIRM you to the end, that you may be BLAMELESS in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Heb.9:28;b—To those who EAGERLY WAIT for HIM her will APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION.) (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 UPROOTED from IT.)
Returning to Ps. 18:26--With the PURE You will show Yourself PURE; and with the DEVIOUS You will show Yourself SHREWD. (27) For You will SAVE the HUMBLE people, but will bring down HAUGHTY looks. (28) For You will LIGHT my LAMP; The Lord God will ENLIGHTEN my DARKNESS. (2 Sam.22:29—For YOU ARE MY LAMP, O LORD, the Lord shall ENLIGHTEN MY DARKNESS. (31) As for God, HIS WAY IS PERFECT; THE WORD OF THE LORD IS PROVEN; (1 Peter 1:22—Since you have PURIFIED your souls in OBEYING THE TRUTH through THE SPIRIT in SINCERE LOVE of the BRETHREN, LOVE one another fervently with a PURE heart. (23) having been BORN AGAIN, not of CORRUPTIBLE SEED but INCORRUPTIBLE, through THE WORD OF GOD which LIVES and ABIDES FOREVER, (24) because all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the GRASS. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, (25) BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.
Is. 40:8—The GRASS withers, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. (9) O ZION, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, get up into the high mountains; O Jerusalem. You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, LIFT UP your VOICE with STRENGTH, lift it up, BE NOT AFRAID; Say to the cities of JUDAH, BEHOLD YOUR GOD! (10) Behold, the Lord God shall come with a STRONG HAND and HIS ARM shall RULE for HIM. Ps.20:2—May He send you help from the sanctuary, and STRENGTHEN you out of ZION; (4) May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose. (5) We will rejoice in YOUR SALVATION, and in the name of our God we will sit up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
Is.51:3—For the Lord will comfort ZION, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness LIKE EDEN, and her DESERT like THE GARDEN of THE LORD; JOY and GLADNESS will be found in it, THANKSGIVING and the voice of MELODY. (4) LISTEN to ME, My People, and give ear to ME, O My nation; for LAW will proceed from Me, and I WILL MAKE MY JUSTICE REST as A LIGHT to the PEOPLES, (5) My RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NEAR, My SALVATION has gone forth, and MY ARMS shall JUDGE the peoples, the coastlands will WAIT upon Me, and ON MY ARM THEY WILL TRUST.
(Ps.96:10—Say among THE NATIONS, “THE LORD REIGNS; THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE
MOVED; he shall JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY. (13) For He is coming to JUDGE THE EARTH, He shall JUDGE THE WORLD with RIGHTOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS STRENGTH. (Is.46:13—Listen to Me you STUBBORN-HEARTED, who are far from RIGHTEOUSNESS; (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. 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 2 Sam. 22:31--He is a SHIELD to ALL WHO TRUST IN HIM.) (44) You have also DELIVERED me from THE STRIVINGS OF MY PEOPLE; YOU HAVE KEPT ME AS THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS. A people whom I have NOT KNOWN shall SERVE ME)
Matt. 9:10—And so it was, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many TAX COLLECTORS and SINNERS came and sat down with HIM and HIS DISCIPLES. (11) And when the PHARISEES saw it, they said to HIS DISCIIPLES, “Why does your Teacher eat with TAX COLLECTORS and SINNERS? (12) But when Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are SICK. (Luke 18:10—Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a PHARISEE and the other a TAX COLLECTOR. (11) The PHARISEE stood and PRAYED within himself, “GOD I THANK YOU THAT I AM NOT LIKE OTHER MEN—extortioners unjust, adulterers, or even as this TAX COLLECTOR. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess. (13) And the TAX COLLECTOR, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, God be MERCIFUL to me a sinner! (14) I tell you, THIS MAN went down to his house JUSTIFIED rather than the OTHER; for everyone who EXALTS himself will be ABASED, and he who HUMBLES himself will be EXALTED.
Returning to Matt.9:13--“BUT GO AND LEARN WHAT THIS MEANS: I DESIRE MERCY and NOT SACRIFICE. For I did not come to call THE RIGHTEOUS, but SINNERS, to REPENTANCE.) Hosea 6:6—For I DESIRE MERCY and NOT SACRIFICE, and THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD more than burnt offerings.
Rom. 9:15—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. (18) Therefore He has MERCY on whom HE WILLS, and whom HE WILLS HE HARDENS. (Ps. 85:4—RESTORE us, O God of our SALVATION, and cause YOUR ANGER toward us to CEASE. (5) Will you be angry with us forever? (5) will you prolong Your anger to ALL GENERATIONS? (6) Will You not REVIVE US AGAIN, that YOUR PEOPLE may REJOICE IN YOU? (7) SHOW US YOUR MERCY, O LORD, and grant us YOUR SALVATION. (9) surely HIS SALVATION is NEAR to those who FEAR Him, that GLORY may DWELL in OUR LAND.
Rom. 9:22—What if God, wanting to show HIS WRATH and to make HIS POWER KNOWN, endured with much longsuffering THE VESSELS of WRATH prepared for DESTRUCTION, (23) and that He might make known THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY ON THE VESSELS OF MERCY which he had prepared beforehand for GLORY, (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 SHALL OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS. (23) For the Lord God of hosts will make a DETERMINED end in the MIDST of all the LAND.)
(Eph.1:15—Therefore I also, after I heard of your FAITH in the Lord Jesus and your LOVE for ALL the saints, (16) do NOT cease to give THANKS for you, making mention of you in my PRAYERS; (17) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, THE FATHER OF GLORY, may give to you the SPIRIT of WISDOM and REVELATION in the KNOWLEDGE of HIM. (Returning to Eph.1:18--THE EYES of your UNDERSTANDING being ENLIGHTENED; that you may KNOW what is THE HOPE of HIS CALLING, what are THE RICHES of THE GLORY of HIS INHERITANCE in the SAINTS, (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 HEIRITAGE of THE NATIONS.) (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: 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 71:18—Now 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)
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.)
Returning to Rom. 9:24--even us WHOM HE CALLED, not of the JEWS ONLY, but ALSO of the GENTILES? (25) As He says in Hosea: I WILL CALL THEM MY PEOPLE, who were NOT My people, and her BELOVED, who was NOT BELOVED. (26) And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, You are NOT my people. THERE THEY WILL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD. (Hosea 1:10:b—And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, YOU ARE MY PEOPLE, there it will be said to them, YOU ARE SONS OF THE LIVING GOD. (11) Then the children of JUDAH and the children of ISRAEL, shall be GATHERED together, and appoint for themselves ONE HEAD; and they shall COME UP OUT OF THE LAND, for GREAT WILL BE THE DAY OF JEZEREEL.)
(Hosea 2:19—I will BETROTH you to Me FOREVER; yes, I will betroth you to Me in RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE, in LOVINGKINDNESS and MERCY; (20) I will betroth you to Me in FAITHFULNESS, and you SHALL KNOW THE LORD. (21) It shall come to pass in that day that I WILL ANSWER, says the Lord; I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth. (22) THE EARTH WILL ANSWER with GRAIN, WITH NEW WINE, and WITH OIL; they shall answer JEZREEL, (Lit God will sow) (23) Then I WILL SOW HER FOR MYSELF IN THE EARTH, and I WILL HAVE MERCY ON HER WHO HAD NOT OBTAINED MERCY; Then I will say to those who WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, you ARE MY PEOPLE! And they shall say, ‘YOU ARE MY GOD!”
Jere.31:27—Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I WILL SOW THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL and the HOUSE of JUDAH with THE SEED of MAN and the SEED of BEAST. (28) And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to PLUCK UP, to BREAK DOWN, to THROW DOWN, to DESTROY, and to AFFLICT, so I WILL WATCH OVER THEM to BUILD, and to PLANT, says the Lord. (31) Behold the days are coming, says the Lord, when I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT with the house of ISRAEL and with the house of JUDAH—(32) Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a HUSBAND to them, says the Lord. (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. 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.) (Hos.11:7—My people are bent on backsliding from Me, though they call on the Most High, NONE AT ALL EXALT HIM. (9) I will NOT EXECUTE THE FIERCENESS OF MY ANGER, I WILL NOT AGAIN DESTROY EPHRAIM, (fruitful) for I AM GOD, and NOT MAN, THE HOLY ONE IN YOUR MIDST;
Is.49:7—Thus say the Lord, THE REEDEEMEER of ISRAEL, their HOLY ONE. (8) Thus says the Lord: In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD You, and in the DAY OF SALVATION I have HELPED You; I WILL PRESERVE YOU and GIVE YOU as A COVENANT to the people, TO RESTORE THE EARTH.)
Returning to Hos. 11:9--AND I WILL NOT COME WITH TERROR. (10) They shall walk after the Lord, HE WILL ROAR LIKE A LION. When HE ROARS, THEN HIS SONS SHALL COME TREMBLING from THE WEST; they shall come TREMBLING like a BIRD FROM EGYPT, (Jere. 46:7—Who is THIS coming up like A FLOOD, whose waters move like the rivers; And he says, I will go up and cover the earth, I WILL DESTROY THE CITY and its INHABITANTS. (9) Come up, O horses, and rage, O chariots! (10) For THIS is THE DAY OF THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS, A DAY OF VENGEANCE.) (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.)
Returning to Hos. 11:10-- LIKE A DOVE FROM THE LAND OF ASSYRIA, (Is.10:5—Woe to ASSYRIA, the rod of MY ANGER; and the staff in whose hand is My INDIGNATION. (7) Yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to DESTROY and CUT OFF not a few NATIONS.) Returning to Hos.11:10-- and I will let them DWELL IN THEIR HOUSES. 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.) (Ps.135:21—BLESSED be the Lord out of ZION who DWELLS in JERUSALEM.)
Returning to Jere.31:33--But THIS IS THE COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (34) NO MORE shall EVERY MAN TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR, and every man HIS BROTHER, saying KNOW THE LORD, for they ALL SHALL KNOW ME, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord FOR I WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY, and their SIN I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. (35) Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and it waves roar the LORD OF HOSTS IS HIS NAME: (36) If those ordinances depart from before Me, says the Lord; THEN THE SEED OF ISRAEL SHALL ALSO CEASE FROM BEING A NATION BEFORE ME FOREVER.
Joel 3:14—Multitudes, multitudes in THE VALLEY OF DECISION! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of DECISION. (16) The Lord will roar from ZION, and utter His voice from JERUSALEM; the HEAVEN and EARTH will SHAKE;) (Zech.2:7—Up ZION! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon. (8) For thus says the LORD of HOSTS: He SENT ME AFTER GLORY, to the NATIONS which PLUNDER you; for HE WHO TOUCHES YOU TOUCHES THE APPLE OF HIS EYE. (9) For SURELY I WILL SHAKE MY HAND AGAINST THEM, and they shall become spoil for their servants. THEN you SHALL KNOW that the LORD of HOSTS HAS SENT ME) (10) Sing and REJOICE, O daughter of ZION! For behold, I AM COMING and I WILL DWELL IN YOUR MIDST, says the Lord. (11) MANY NATIONS SHALL BE JOINED TO THE LORD IN THAT DAY, and THEY SHALL BECOME MY PEOPLE. And I WILL DWELL IN YOUR MIDST. THEN you WILL KNOW that the LORD of HOSTS has SENT ME to you. (12) And the Lord WILL TAKE POSSESSION of JUDAH AS HIS INHERITANCE in the HOLY LAND, and WILL AGAIN CHOOSE JERUSALEM. (Ps. 78:68—But CHOSE the TRIBE of JUDAH, MOUNT ZION, which He loved.) (Zech.3:2—And the LORD said to SATAN, THE LORD REBUKE YOU, SATAN! THE LORD WHO HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE YOU!)
Returning to Joel 3:16--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. Joel 2:23—Be GLAD then, you children of ZION, and REJOICE in the Lord your God; For He has given you THE FORMER RAIN FAITHFULLY, and HE WILL CAUSE THE RAIN TO COME DOWN FOR YOU—
(Is.43:8—I am the Lord and there is NO OTHER! (7) I form the light and CREATE CALAMITY; I, the Lord, DO ALL THESE THINGS. (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 RIGHTOUSNESS SPRING UP TOGETHER. I, the Lord have created it. Heb.9:28:b—To those who eagerly WAIT for Him HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART from SIN for SALVATION.) (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.)
Ezekiel 21:8—A SWORD, is sharpened and also polished! (10) Sharpened to make A DREADFUL SLAUGHTER, polished to flash like lightening! Should we then make mirth? IT DESPISES THE SCEPTER OF MY SON, as it does ALL WOOD. (11) And He has given it to be polished, that it may be handled; (12) CRY and WAIL, son of man, FOR IT WILL BE AGAINST MY PEOPLE; therefore strike your thigh. (13) BECAUSE IT IS A TESTING, and WHAT IF THE SWORD DESPISES EVEN THE SCEPTER? The scepter shall be no more. (4) Because I will CUT OFF both RIGHTEOUS and WICKED from you, therefore MY SWORD shall go out of its sheath against ALL FLESH from south to north, (5) that ALL FLESH may KNOW THAT I the Lord, have drawn MY SWORD out of its sheath;
Is. 53:7—He was OPPRESED and He was AFFICTED, yet He opened not His mouth; He WAS LED AS A LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, and as a sheep before its shearers is SILENT, so He OPENED NOT HIS MOUTH. (8) He was taken from PRISON and from JUDGMENT, and WHO WILL DECLARE HIS GENERATION? For HE WAS CUT OFF FROM THE LAND OF THE LIVING; for THE TRANSGRESSIONS of MY PEOPLE HE WAS STRICKEN. Ps. 14:2—The Lord looks down from heaven, upon the children of men, to see if there are ANY WHO UNDERSTAND, WHO SEEK GOD. (Ps..24:6—This is JACOB the GENERATION of those WHO SEEK HIM, who SEEK HIS FACE.) Returning to Ps.14:4—Have all the workers of iniquity NO KNOWLEDGE, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and DO NOT call upon the Lord? (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. (Gen.3228—So He said to him, WHAT IS YOUR NAME? And he said JACOB. (28) And He said ‘YOUR NAME SHALL NO LONGER BE CALLED JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED WITH GOD and WITH MEN, and have PREVAILED.)
Matt.16:13—When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked HIS DISICIPLES saying, WHO DO MEN SAY THAT I the Son of Man am? (16) And SIMON PETER answered and said, YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. (17) Jesus answered and said to him, BLESSED are you Simon Bar-Jonah, for FLESH and BLOOD has NOT REVEALED this to you, but MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN. (18) And I also say to you, that you are PETER, and on THIS ROCK, I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH, and the GATES OF HADES SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT.
(Acts. 10:28—Then he (PETER) said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation, BUT GOD HAS SHOWN ME THAT I SHOULD NOT CALL ANY MAN COMMON OR UNCLEAN. (24) Then PETER opened his mouth and said; IN TRUTH I perceive that GOD SHOWS NO PARITALITY. (35) But in EVERY NATION whoever FEARS Him and works RIGHTEOUSNESS is ACCEPTED by HIM. (30) THE WORD which God SENT to the children of ISRAEL, preaching PEACE through Jesus Christ—HE IS LORD OF ALL—(38) how God ANOINTED JESUS of NAZARETH with the HOLY SPIRIT and with POWER, who WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD and HEALING ALL WHO WERE OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL, FOR GOD IS WITH HIM.
Acts 4:9—Then PETER, FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of ISRAEL. (10) Let it be known to you all, and to ALL THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, that by THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, whom you crucified, WHOM GOD RAISED FROM THE DEAD, by Him this man stands here before you whole. (11) THIS is THE STONE which was REJECTED BY YOU BUILDERS, WHICH HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. (12) NOR IS THERE SALVATION IN ANY OTHER, FOR THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN GIVEN AMONG MEN BY WHICH WE MUST BE SAVED. 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. (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. 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.69:34—Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. (35) FOR GOD WILL SAVE ZION, and BUILD the cities of JUDAH, that they may DWELL there and possess it. (36) Also, the DESCENDANTS of HIS SERVANTS shall INHERIT IT, and THOSE WHO LOVE HIS NAME SHALL DWELL IN IT. (Ps.132:13—For the LORD HAS CHOSEN ZION; he has DESIRED IT for HIS HABITATION; THIS IS MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER, HERE I WILL DWELL, for I HAVE DESIRED IT.
(Jere. 33:6—Behold I will bring it HEALTH and HEALING; I will HEAL THEM and REVEAL to them the abundance of PEACE. (7) And I will cause the captives of JUDAH and the captives of ISRAEL to RETURN, and will REBUILD THOSE PLACES as at THE FIRST. (8) I WILL CLEANSE THEM from ALL THEIR INIQUITY by which they have sinned 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. (10) Thus says the Lord; Again there shall be in this place—of which you say, It is desolate without man and without inhabitant and without beast. (11) THE VOICE OF JOY and THE VOICE OF GLADNESS, THE VOICE OF THE BRIDEGROOM, and THE VOICE OF THE BRIDE, THE VOICE of ALL THOSE WHO WILL SAY: PRAISE THE LORD OF HOSTS, FOR THE LORD IS GOOD, FOR HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER--
James 2:13—For JUDGMENT is WITHOUT MERCY to the one who has shown NO MERCY, MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
Ps. 34:19—Behold, THE EYE OF THE LORD IS ON THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, ON THOSE WHO HOPE IN HIS MERCY.
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"In Wrath, remember MERCY!"
Let us pray that the Lord will REVIVE His CHURCH in America, once again. We need the work of God revived here; and our hearts returned to seeking Him. Thank you Sharon for this plea for us, and this clarion call for us to return to Him, that we may continue to receive his blessings and peace. Dennis.
Oh, that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened that we will know the hope of His calling and the depth and length and width of His love for us. Jesus is the Spirit of Truth and His Word calls out to us. He is drawing us to His side and desires for us to interceed for our nation. Cry out to Him that their eyes might be enlightened. Sharon, thank you for sharing this with us. Your love for God's Word inspires me to go Deeper Still with the Father. Hugs to my big sis.
Dear Sharon, You have provided us with such HOPE through God's Mercy.
You remind us that God's purpose was for us to obtain salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. He wants everyone to have EVERLASTING LIFE through His Son - His purpose was not to condemn mankind but to rescue and save the world.
Quoting from Matthew: "BUT GO AND LEARN WHAT THIS MEANS: I DESIRE MERCY and NOT SACRIFICE. For I did not come to call THE RIGHTEOUS, but SINNERS, to REPENTANCE."
And in the day of Salvation, He will preserve us and give us a covenant that will restore the Earth.
"But THIS IS THE COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (34) NO MORE shall EVERY MAN TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR, and every man HIS BROTHER, saying KNOW THE LORD, for they ALL SHALL KNOW ME, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord FOR I WILL FORGIVE THEIR INIQUITY, and their SIN I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE."
And God will show mercy to all who BELIEVE IN HIS SON. "IN TRUTH I perceive that GOD SHOWS NO PARITALITY. (35) But in EVERY NATION whoever FEARS Him and works RIGHTEOUSNESS is ACCEPTED by HIM. (30) THE WORD which God SENT to the children of ISRAEL, preaching PEACE through Jesus Christ—HE IS LORD OF ALL—(38) how God ANOINTED JESUS of NAZARETH with the HOLY SPIRIT and with POWER, who WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD and HEALING ALL WHO WERE OPPRESSED BY THE DEVIL, FOR GOD IS WITH HIM."
AMEN, Sharon! With love, Peggy