God Has Called Us For The Obtaining Of The Glory Of Our Lord Jesus Christ
by Sharon McClean
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Ps.24:3—Who may ascend into THE HILL of the LORD? Or stand in HIS HOLY PLACE? (4) He who has clean hands and A PURE HEART. (6) THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of THOSE who SEEK HIM, who SEEK HIS FACE. (7) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the KING of GLORY shall COME IN, (8) WHO is THIS KING of GLORY? The Lord MIGHTY IN BATTLE. 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 delivered from the power of disaster! (10) You gave shameful counsel to your house CUTTING OFF MANY PEOPLES, and sinned against your soul (11) For THE STONE will cry out from the wall and the beam from the timbers will answer it .(13) Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the peoples labor to FEED the FIRE and NATIONS weary themselves in VAIN? (14) For the EARTH WILL BE FILLED WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA.
Jere.9:23—Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man GLORY in his wisdom, let not the mighty man GLORY in his might, nor let the rich man GLORY in his riches; (24) But LET HIM who GLORIES, GLORY IN THIS, that HE UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS ME, that I am the Lord, EXERCISING LOVINGKINDNESS, JUDGEMENT, and RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE EARTH. For IN THESE I DELIGHT, says the Lord. 2 Thess 2:12—But we are bound to give thanks always for you, brethren beloved of 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.
(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.) (Matt. 5:13—YOU are THE LIGHT of THE WORLD. A CITY that is SET ON A HILL cannot be HIDDEN. (16) Let your LIGHT so SHINE before men, that they may see your good works and GLORIFY your Father in heaven.
(1 Chron.16:23—Sing to the Lord ALL the EARTH; Proclaim THE GOOD NEWS of HIS SALVATION from day to day. (24) DECLARE HIS GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS, HIS WONDERS AMONG ALL PEOPLES. (28) Give to the Lord, O kindreds of the peoples, GIVE to the Lord GLORY and STRENGTH. (29) Give to the Lord THE GLORY DUE HIS NAME: (30) Tremble before Him, all the earth. THE WORLD IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (31) Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; and let them say AMONG THE NATIONS THE LORD REIGNS. (34) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.
(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 RIGHTEOUSNESS, and the peoples with HIS TRUTH. Returning to 1 Chron. 29:11—For Yours, O Lord, is the GREATNESS, the POWER, and the GLORY, the VICTORY and the MAJESTY; for ALL that is heaven and earth is Yours; YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, O Lord, and YOU are EXALTED AS HEAD OVER ALL. In your hand is POWER and MIGHT; in Your hand it is to make GREAT and to GIVE STRENGTH to ALL.
(Matt. 6:33—But SEEK FIRST the KINGDOM of GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things shall be added to you.) Luke 12:32--Do not fear LITTLE FLOCK, for it is Your Father’s GOOD PLEASURE to GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM.) (Is. 40:9—O ZION, you who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, say to the cities of Judah, “BEHOLD YOUR GOD!” (10) Behold, the Lord God will come with a strong hand, and His arm shall RULE for HIM; Behold His REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (11) He will feed HIS FLOCK like a SHEPHERD;) Luke 1:32—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.)
Returning to Eze. 34:22—therefore I will save MY FLOCK, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. (23) I will establish ONE SHEPHERD over them, and he shall feed them and be their shepherd. (24) And I the Lord, WILL BE THEIR GOD, and My servant DAVID a prince among them; I the Lord, have spoken. (28) 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. (Matt. 5:6—Blessed are those who HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall be FILLED.)
Returning to Eze.34:30—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. (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.) (Ps. 24:6—This is JACOB, the GENERATION OF THOSE WHO SEEK HIM, who seek Your FACE.)
(Therefore Jesus taught us to pray) Matt. 6:9—Our Father in heaven, HALLOWED by YOUR NAME. (10) YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN; (11) Give us this day our DAILY BREAD. (John 6:32—but My Father gives you the TRUE BREAD from HEAVEN. (33) For the BREAD of GOD is HE WHO COMES DOWN from HEAVEN and GIVES LIFE TO THE WORLD.) Returning to Matt. 6:12—And FORGIVE us our DEBTS, as we FORGIVE our DEBTORS. (13) And DO NOT LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION, but DELIVER US FROM the EVIL ONE. For YOURS is THE KINGDOM and the POWER and the GLORY FOREVER.)
Deut. 5:24—And you said: Surely the Lord our God has shown us HIS GLORY and HIS GREATNESS, and WE HAVE HEARD HIS VOICE from the midst of THE FIRE. We have seen this day that God speaks with man, yet he still lives (Jere. 23:29—Is NOT MY WORD like a FIRE? Says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?)
(2 Tim. 2:15—Be DILIGENT to present yourself APPROVED TO GOD, a WORKER who does NOT need to be ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.) Pro. 18:9—He who is SLOTHFULL in HIS WORK is a brother to him who is a GREAT DESTROYER. (Luke 9:56—For the SON of MAN DID NOT COME TO DESTROY MEN’S LIVES but TO SAVE THEM. (Is. 29:22—Therefore thus says the Lord, who REDEEMED ABRAHAM, concerning the house of JACOB: JACOB shall NOT now be ASHAMED, nor shall his face 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.)
Pro.14:15—The simple BELIEVES EVERY WORD, but the PRUDENT man CONSIDERS WELL HIS STEPS. (16) A wise man fears and DEPARTS from EVIL, but a fool rages and is SELF-CONFIDENT. (22) Do they NOT GO ASTRAY who DEVISE EVIL? But MERCY and TRUTH belong to those who DEVISE GOOD. (Ps. 64:10—The RIGHTEOUS shall be GLAD in the Lord, and TRUST in HIM. And all the UPRIGHT in heart shall GLORY.) Pro. 28:10—Whoever causes the UPRIGHT to GO ASTRAY in an EVIL way, he himself will fall into his own pit; but the BLAMELESS will inherit GOOD THINGS. (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.) (Jere. 42:10—If you will still ABIDE in THIS LAND, (promise land?) then I will BUILD YOU UP and NOT PULL YOU DOWN, and I will PLANT you and not PLUCK YOU UP, for I RELENT CONCERNING the DISASTER THAT I HAVE BROUGHT UPON YOU.
Jere. 24:6—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. Heb.8:10—For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days says the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts and I WILL BE THEIR GOD and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. (11) NONE of THEM shall TEACH his NEIGHBOR and NONE his BROTHER, saying, KNOW THE LORD, for ALL SHALL KNOW ME from THE LEAST of THEM to the GREATEST of THEM. (12) For I WILL BE MERCIFUL to THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and THEIR SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS, I will REMEMBER NO MORE.
John 6:44—NO ONE CAN COME TO ME UNLESS THE FATHER who SENT ME DRAWS HIM; and I will raise him up at THE LAST DAY. (Def. of LAST: being at the END finale and conclusive.) Last: to go on; hold out; continue to be, endure) 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.)
1 Tim.2:1—Therefore I EXHORT FIRST of ALL that SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS, INTERCESSIONS, and GIVING OF THANKS be made FOR ALL MEN, (2) for kings and ALL who are IN AUTHORITY, that we may lead a QUIET and PEACEABLE LIFE in all godliness and reverence. (3) For this IS GOOD and ACCEPTABLE in the sight of God our Savior WHO DESIRES ALL MEN to be SAVED and to COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH. (5) For there is ONE GOD and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS, (6) WHO GAVE HIMSELF A RANSOM FOR ALL, to be testified in due time. 2 Corin. 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 US the MINISTRY of RECONCILATION, (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.
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. 99:9—EXALT the Lord our God, and WORSHIP at HIS HOLY HILL; For the Lord our God is
HOLY. Is.10:20—And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of ISRAEL, and such as have escaped of the house of JACOB, will NEVER AGAIN DEPEND ON HIM WHO DEFEATED THEM, but will DEPEND ON THE LORD, the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL in TRUTH. (21) The REMNANT will RETURN, the REMNANT of JACOB, to the MIGHTY GOD. (24) Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: O MY PEOPLE, who DWELL in ZION, do not be afraid of the Assyrian.
(Is. 10:5—Woe to ASSYRIA, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation, (dig in nation?) (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.) (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.) (Is. 46:12—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.
Is.58:6—Is this not THE FAST that I HAVE CHOSEN: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you BREAK EVERY YOKE? (7) Is it NOT to share your BREAD with the HUNGRY, and that YOU BRING TO YOUR HOUSE THE POOR and CAST OUT; when you see the NAKED, that YOU COVER him, and NOT HIDE yourself from YOUR OWN FLESH? (8) THEN your LIGHT shall BREAK FORTH LIKE THE MORNING, YOUR HEALING SHALL SPRING FORTH SPEEDILY, and your RIGHTOUSNESS shall go BEFORE you; THE GLORY of THE LORD SHALL BE YOUR REAR GUARD. (9) THEN you SHALL CALL, and the Lord WILL ANSWER; You shall cry, and HE WILL SAY HERE I AM. If you take away the YOKE from your midst, THE POINTING OF THE FINGER, and speaking wickedness. (10) If you EXTEND YOUR SOUL TO THE HUNGRY and SATISFY THE AFFLICTED SOUL, THEN your LIGHT shall DAWN in the DARKNESS, and your DARKNESS SHALL BE AS THE NOONDAY. (11) The LORD WILL GUIDE YOU CONTINUALLY, and SATISFY YOUR SOUL IN DROUGHT, and STRENGTHEN YOUR BONES; you SHALL BE A WATERED GARDEN, and like a spring of water, whose WATERS DO NOT FAIL. (12) Those from among you shall BUILD THE OLD WASTE PLACES; YOU SHALL RAISE UP THE FOUNDATIONS of MANY GENERATIONS. And you shall be called THE REPAIRER of the BREACH, THE RESTORER OF STREETS TO DWELL IN.
Corin.1:26—For you see YOUR CALLING brethren, that NOT many WISE ACCORDING to THE FLESH, NOT many MIGHTY, not many NOBLE, are CALLED. (27) But GOD HAS CHOSEN the FOOLISH things of the world to PUT TO SHAME the WISE, and GOD HAS CHOSEN the WEAK things of the world to put to shame the things which are MIGHTY; (28) And the BASE things of the world and the things which are DISPISED GOD HAS CHOSEN and the things which are not, TO BRING to NOTHING THE THINGS THAT ARE, (29) that NO FLESH should GLORY in HIS PRESENCE. (30) But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who BECAME FOR US WISDOM FROM GOD—and RIGHTEOUSNESS and SANCTIFICATION and REDEMPTION—(31) that as it is written, HE WHO GLORIES, LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD. (John 17:15—I do not pray that you should TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but that You should keep them from the evil one. (17) SANCTIFY THEM by YOUR TRUTH. YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (19) And for their sakes I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that they ALSO may be SANCTIFIED by THE TRUTH.)
Corin.2:7—But we speak THE WISDOM of GOD in A MYSTERY, the HIDDEN WISDOM which GOD ORDAINED BEFORE the AGES FOR OUR GLORY. (12) Now we have received, NOT THE SPIRIT of THE WORLD, but THE SPIRIT WHO IS FROM GOD, that we MIGHT KNOW THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN FREELY GIVEN TO US BY GOD. (13) These things we also speak, NOT in WORDS which MAN’S WISDOM teaches but which THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACHES, COMPARING SPIRITUAL THINGS WITH SPIRITUAL.
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.
Rom.3:23—For ALL have SINNED and FALL SHORT of THE GLORY OF GOD. 1 Sam.2:2—There is none HOLY like the Lord. For there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God. (6) The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. (7) The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. (8) HE RAISES THE POOR FROM THE DUST: and LIFTS THE BEGGAR FROM THE ASH HEAP, to set them among princes, AND MAKE THEM INHERIT THE THRONE OF GLORY. (Jere. 17:12—A GLORIOUS HIGH THRONE from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. (13) O Lord, THE HOPE OF ISRAEL, All who forsake You shall be ASHAMED. Those who DEPART from ME shall be written in the earth, BECAUSE THEY HAVE FORSAKEN THE LORD, THE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATERS.
(John 4:10—Jesus answered and said to her, if you knew THE GIFT OF GOD, and who it was who said to you, ‘GIVE ME A DRINK,’ You would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING WATER. (14) But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will NEVER thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him A FOUNTAIN OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO EVERLASTING LIFE.) (John 12:47—And if anyone HEARS MY WORDS and DOES NOT BELIEVE, I DO NOT JUDGE HIM; for I DID NOT COME TO JUDGE the WORLD but to SAVE THE WORLD.) Returning to Jere. 17:16--As for me, I HAVE NOT HURRIED AWAY FROM BEING A SHEPHERD WHO FOLLOWS YOU. NOR HAVE I DESIRED THE WOEFUL DAY.)
Returning to 1 Sam2:10--The ADVERSARIES of the Lord shall be BROKEN IN PIECES; from heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD WILL JUDGE THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.. He will give STRENGTH to HIS KING, and EXALT the horn of HIS ANOINTED. Ps. 21—Why do the nations rage; and the people PLOT a VAIN THING? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves AGAINST THE LORD and AGAINST HIS ANOINTED, saying (3) Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us. (4) He who sets in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in HIS WRATH, and distress them in His deep DISPLEASURE: (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.
Luke 1:45—Blessed is she who BELIEVED, for there will be a FULFILLMENT of those things which were told her from the Lord. (46) And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord, (47) And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. (48) For He has regarded THE LOWLY STATE of HIS MAIDSERVANT; for behold, HENCEFORTH ALL GENERATIONS WILL CALL ME BLESSED. (49) For He who is mighty has done great things for me. And HOLY is HIS NAME. (50) And HIS MERCY is on those who FEAR Him FROM GENERATION to GENERATION. (51) He has shown STRENGTH with HIS ARM; He has scattered the proud IN THE IMAGINATION OF THEIR HEARTS. (52) He has put down the mighty from THEIR THRONES, and EXALTED the LOWLY. (53) He has filled the HUNGRY with GOOD THINGS, and the rich He has put away EMPTY. (54) HE HAS HELPED HIS SERVANT ISRAEL, IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MERCY, (55) As He spoke to our fathers, to ABRAHAM and to his seed FOREVER. (Gen.32:27—So He said to him, What is your name? And he said JACOB. (Ps24:6—THIS is JACOB the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.) Returning to 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.)
Is.31:2—Thus says the Lord: The people who survived THE SWORD found GRACE in the WILDERNESS—ISRAEL, when I went to GIVE HIM REST. (6) For there shall be a day when the WATCHMEN will cry on Mount Ephraim, ARISE, AND LET US GO UP TO ZION, TO THE LORD OUR GOD.(7) For thus says the Lord: sing with gladness for JACOB, and SHOUT AMONG THE NATIONS, proclaim, give praise, and say, O LORD SAVE YOUR PEOPLE, THE REMNANT of ISRAEL! (8) Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Among them THE BLIND and THE LAME, the WOMAN WITH CHILD and the one who LABORS WITH CHILD TOGETHER. A GREAT THRONG SHALL RETURN THERE.
(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 form 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—for wheat and NEW WINE and OIL. Their souls shall be like a WELL-WATERED GARDEN, and they shall SORROW NO MORE AT ALL. (16) Thus says the Lord: Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for YOUR WORK will be REWARDED, says the Lord, AND THEY SHALL COME BACK FROM THE LAND OF THE ENEMY. (17) There is HOPE in YOUR FUTURE, says the Lord, THAT YOUR CHILDREN SHALL COME BACK TO THEIR OWN BORDER.
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. (3) 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. 78:4—We will NOT HIDE them from THEIR CHILDREN, telling 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.
1John3:22—And whatever we ASK we RECEIVE from Him, because WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS and do those things that are PLEASING in His sight. (23) And THIS is HIS COMMANDMENT that we should BELIEVE on the name of His SON JESUS CHRIST and LOVE one another as HE GAVE COMMANDMENT. (24) Now He who keeps His commandments ABIDES IN HIM, and HE IN HIM. And by THIS we KNOW that HE ABIDES in US, BY THE SPIRIT WHOM HE HAS GIVEN US. 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 and testify that THE FATHER has SENT THE SON as SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. John 7:18—He who speaks from himself seeks his OWN GLORY, but He who seeks the GLORY of the ONE who sent Him is TRUE and NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS is IN HIM.
John 14:21—He who has MY COMMANDMENTS and KEEPS THEM, it is he who LOVES Me. And he who loves Me will be LOVED by MY FATHER, and I will LOVE him and MANIFEST MYSELF to him. (23) Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, Lord, how is it that you will MANIFEST YOURSELF to US, and not to the world? (28) Jesus answered and said to him, “if anyone LOVES ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORD, and MY FATHER will LOVE HIM, and WE WILL COME TO HIM and MAKE OUR HOME WITH HIM.
John 17:1—“Father, THE HOUR has COME. 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 (all) as YOU HAVE GIVEN ME. (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they MAY KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and JESUS CHRIST whom You have SENT. (4) I have GLORIFIED YOU ON EARTH. I have FINISHED THE WORK WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME TO DO. (5) And NOW, O FATHER, GLORIFY ME TOGETHER WITH YOURSELF, with THE GLORY which I HAD WITH YOU BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.
Matt. 28:18—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 that I have COMMANDED you; and lo I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE. (KJV) And lo I AM WITH YOU ALWAY EVEN TO THE END OF THE WORLD) John 15:7—If you ABIDE IN ME, and MY WORDS ABIDE IN YOU, you WILL ASK WHAT YOU DESIRE, and IT SHALL BE DONE FOR YOU. (8) By THIS My Father is GLORIFIED, that you BEAR MUCH FRUIT; so YOU WILL BE MY DISCIPLES. (16) You DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE YOU and APPOINTED YOU that YOU SHOULD GO and BEAR FRUT, and that YOUR FRUIT SHOULD REMAIN, 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—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.
John 17:15—I DO NOT PRAY THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but that YOU SHOULD KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE. (17) SANCTIFY them BY YOUR TRUTH, YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (19) And for THEIR SAKES I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that they also may be SANCTIFIED by THE TRUTH. (20) I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will BELIEVE in ME through THEIR WORD.: (20) that they ALL may be ONE, as YOU, FATHER are in ME, and I in YOU; that they may also be ONE in US, that THE WORLD may BELIEVE that You SENT Me. (22) and THE GLORY which You gave Me I HAVE GIVEN THEM, that THEY may be ONE just as WE are ONE. (23) I in THEM, and YOU in ME; that they may be made PERFECT in ONE, and that THE WORLD may KNOW that YOU HAVE SENT ME and have LOVED THEM as YOU HAVE LOVED ME. (24) Father, I DESIRE that they also whom YOU GAVE ME may be where I am, THAT THEY MAY BEHOLD MY GLORY which YOU HAVE GIVEN ME; for YOU LOVED ME BEFORE THE FOUNDATION 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. (Ps2)
John 17:6—I have MANIFESTED Your name to the men whom You have GIVEN Me out of THE WORLD. They WERE YOURS, YOU GAVE THEM TO ME, and THEY HAVE KEPT YOUR WORD. (8) For I have GIVEN to THEM the WORDS WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, and they have RECEIVED them, and have KNOWN surely that I CAME FORTH FROM YOU; and they have BELIEVED that YOU SENT ME. (John 6:28—Then they said to Him, ‘WHAT SHALL WE DO, THAT WE MAY WORK THE WORKS OF GOD?” (19) Jesus answered and said to them, ‘THIS IS THE WORK OF GOD, THAT YOU BELIEVE IN HIM WHOM HE SENT.” (32) Then Jesus said to them, most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you THE TRUE BREAD from HEAVEN, but MY FATHER GIVES YOU the TRUE BREAD from HEAVEN. (33) For THE BREAD of GOD IS HE WHO COMES DOWN from HEAVEN and GIVES LIFE TO THE WORLD.
John 12:44—Then Jesus cried out and said, He who BELIEVES in ME, believes not in Me but IN HIM WHO SENT ME. (45) And who SEES ME SEES HIM who SENT ME. (46) I have come AS A LIGHT into THE WORLD, that WHOEVER believes in ME should not abide in DARKNESS. (47) And if anyone HEARS MY WORDS and DOES NOT BELIEVE, I DO NOT JUDGE HIM: for I DID NOT COME TO JUDGE THE WORLD but TO SAVE THE WORLD. Returning to John 17:9—I pray for them, I DO NOT PRAY FOR THE WORLD, but FOR THOSE WHOM YOU HAVE GIVEN ME, for they are YOURS. (10) And ALL MINE ARE YOURS, and YOURS ARE MINE, and I AM GLORIFIED in THEM. (11) Now I am NO LONGER IN THE WORLD, but THESE ARE IN THE WORLD, and I come to You. HOLY FATHER keep THROUGH YOUR NAME those whom YOU have GIVEN ME, that they may be ONE as WE are ONE.
(ONENESS=UNITY) Ps. 133:1—Behold, how GOOD and how pleasant it is for BRETHREN to DWELL together in UNITY! (2) It is like the precious OIL upon the head of AARON, running down ON THE EDGE OF HIS GARMENTS. (3) It is like the dew of HERMON, descending upon the mountains of ZION, for THERE the Lord commanded THE BLESSING—LIFE FOREVERMORE. Ps. 134:13—For the Lord HAS CHOSEN ZION; He has desired it for HIS HABITATION: (14) THIS is MY RESTING PLACE FOREVER; HERE I WILL DWELL, FOR I HAVE DESIRED IT. Pro.13:12—HOPE deferred makes the HEART sick, but when the DESIRE comes, IT IS A TREE OF LIFE.
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Sharon- Your article puts me in remembrance of Ps. 27:4: "One thing I asked of the Lord, and that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple." I believe our God would have us focus on Him in this way, and you have singularly caused me to focus thus. How blessed to be reminded that we will share in His glory. Thank you.
Sis. Sharon, your love of the Scriptures is an inspiration to me. The Word of God is the Light that ever shines in the darkness and the Lamp that brightens our way. We can only submit to God and resist the devil if we bath on the Word every day, morning and night. I am compiling a personal book of God's wonderful promises and when I need help, I turn to that book, like a road map. Thank you Sis. for putting these Bible verses together and the amazing way they interpret each other. The Word is Truth and you obediently, lovingly and willingly shared them to us. Blessings to you, Gloria
Sis. Sharon, your love of the Scriptures is an inspiration to me. The Word of God is the Light that ever shines in the darkness and the Lamp that brightens our way. We can only submit to God and resist the devil if we bath on the Word every day, morning and night. I am working on a personal book of God's wonderful promises and when I need help, I turn to that book, like a road map. Thank you Sis. for putting these Bible verses together and the amazing way they interpret each other. The Word is Truth and you obediently, lovingly and willingly shared them to us. Blessings to you, Gloria
Thank you for always bringing together the scriptures at the leading of His Spirit. Glory Glory! Love you Big, sis.
Dear Sharon, You have, once again, given us a feast of God's Word! As you guide us through the Scriptures, you help us gain understanding of His Word and we grow closer to Him as we seek Him. We want to shine our lights before man and do the work that God has called us to do. Only by studying His Word can we know how to do this and how to bring glory to our Father. Reading His Word makes us want to sing His praises and give thanks! We acknowledge His GREATNESS and POWER and learn that true strength can only come from Him. We are God's people and we have a heart for Him that grows stronger as we learn more and more about Him. We know that God desires all men to be saved and that through His SON, Jesus Christ, we may become new creations who are reconciled with God - reborn to serve Him, always! "And THIS is HIS COMMANDMENT that we should BELIEVE on the name of His SON JESUS CHRIST and LOVE one another." As God has commanded, let us go into the world to make disciples of all people. A church in our area has a sign posted in its parking lot that folks pass on their way out of the church. It says, "Entering the Mission Field". So, step out into your corner of the world, your own 'mission field' and spread God's message to all! Thank you, Sharon! Love, Peggy
Thank you for the Great Scriptures. The Word of the Lord doesn't lie. Amen. God bless you.