Job 36:16—Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress, into a broad place where there is no restraint; and what is set on your table would be full of richness. (17) But you are filled with the JUDGMENT due the WICKED; judgment and justice take hold of you, (18) because there is WRATH, (1 Thess. 5:9—For God did NOT appoint us to WRATH, but to obtain SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.)
Returning to Job 36:18—beware lest He TAKE YOU AWAY with ONE BLOW; for a LARGE RANSOM would not help you avoid it. (1 Tim.1:2—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, (Matt.28:18—Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying “ALL AUTHORITY has been GIVEN to ME in HEAVEN AND on EARTH. 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 AGE.) (KJV) Matt.27:20,b—and, lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN TO THE END OF THE WORLD. Amen.) (Ps.72:11—Yes, all kings shall fall down before Him; ALL NATIONS shall SERVE HIM. (12) For He will DELIVER the NEEDY when he cries, the POOR also, and him who has NO HELPER. (13) He will SPARE the POOR and NEEDY, and will save the souls of the NEEDY. (14) He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight. (15) And HE SHALL LIVE; and the gold of Sheba will be given to Him; PRAYER ALSO WILL BE MADE FOR HIM CONTINUALLY, and DAILY HE SHALL be PRAISED.
(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.22:25—My PRAISE shall be of YOU in the GREAT CONGREGATION; I will pay MY VOWS before those who FEAR Him. (26) The POOR shall EAT and be SATISFIED; Those WHO SEEK HIM WILL PRAISE THE LORD. Let your heart LIVE forever! (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.)
Returning to 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.) Ps.72:5—They shall FEAR You as long as the SUN and MOON ENDURE, THROUGHOUT ALL GENERATIONS. (6) He shall come down like the rain upon the mown grass, like showers that water the earth. (7) In HIS DAY the RIGHTEOUS shall FLOURISH, and ABUNDANCE of PEACE, UNTIL THE MOON IS NO MORE. (8) He SHALL HAVE DOMINION ALSO FROM SEA to SEA, and from THE RIVER TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (11) Yes, ALL kings shall fall down before Him; ALL NATIONS SHALL SERVE HIM. (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.148:1—Praise the Lord! (3) Praise Him, SUN and MOON; praise Him all you stars of LIGHT! (5) Let them PRAISE the NAME of the LORD, for He commanded and they were CREATED. (6) HE HAS ALSO ESTABLISHED THEM FOREVER and EVER; He has MADE A DECREE: WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY.) (Ps.2:6—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.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.)
(Returning to 1 Tim.2:1—Therefore I EXHORT FIRST of ALL THAT supplications, PRAYERS, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for ALL MEN, 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. (4) who DESIRES ALL MEN to be SAVED and to COME to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH. (Pro.2:1—My son, if you RECEIVE my WORDS, and treasure my commands within you, (2) so that you incline your ear to WISDOM, and apply your heart to UNDERSTANDING; (3) Yes, if you cry out for DISCERNMENT, and lift up your voice for UNDERSTANDING, (4) if you SEEK HER as SILVER, and SEARCH FOR HER as HIDDEN TREASURES; (5) THEN you will UNDERSTAND the FEAR of the LORD, and find THE KNOWLEDGE of GOD.(6) For the Lord gives WISDOM; from HIS MOUTH come KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING; (7) He stores up sound WISDOM for the UPRIGHT; He is A SHIELD to those who WALK UPRIGHTLY; (10) When WISDOM enters your heart, and KNOWLEDGE is pleasant to your soul, (11) DISCRETION will PRESERVE you: UNDERSTANDING will KEEP you. (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.)
(Is. 45:20,b—They have NO KNOWLEDGE, who carry THE WOOD of their CARVED IMAGE, and PRAY to a gOD that CANNOT SAVE. (22) LOOK to ME, and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH for I AM GOD and there is NO OTHER.) (Pro.11:9—The hypocrite with his mouth DESTROYS his NEIGHBOR, but through KNOWLEDGE the RIGHTEOUS will be DELIVERED. (11) By the BLESSING of the UPRIGHT the city is EXALTED, but it is OVERTHROWN by the MOUTH of the WICKED.) (Pro.12:1—Whoever loves INSTRUCTION loves KNOWLEDGE, but he who HATES REPROOF is BRUTISH.) (Pro.19:27—Cease listening to INSTRUCTION, my son, and you will STRAY from the WORDS OF KNOWLEDGE. (Pro.22:17—Incline you ear and HEAR the words of the WISE, and apply your heart to MY KNOWLEDGE; (Hosea 6:3—Let us KNOW, let us pursue THE KNOWLEDGE of THE LORD. His going forth is ESTABLISHED as the morning; He will come to us LIKE THE RAIN, like the LATTER and FORMER RAIN to the earth. (Pro.16:14—As messengers of DEATH is the king’s WRATH, but A WISE MAN will APPEASE IT. (15) In the light of the KING’S FACE is LIFE, and HIS FAVOR is LIKE A CLOUD of the LATTER RAIN.) (Is.45:8—RAIN down, you heavens from above, and let the SKIES pour down RIGHTEOUSNESS; let the earth open, let them BRING FORTH SALVATION, and let RIGHTEOUSNESS spring up TOGETHER. I, the Lord have created it.) (Heb.9:10,b—To those who EAGERLY WAIT FOR HIM He will appear A SECOND TIME, APART for SIN, for SALVATION.)
Returning to Hosea 6:4--O Ephraim, (fruitful) what shall I do to you? O Judah, what shall I do to you? For your FAITHFULNESS is like a MORNING CLOUD and like the early DEW it GOES AWAY. (5) THEREFORE I HAVE HEWN THEM BY THE PROPHETS, I HAVE SLAIN THEM BY THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH; and your JUDGMENTS are like LIGHT that goes forth. (6) For I DESIRE MERCY and NOT SACRIFICE, and THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD more than burnt offerings.) (James 2:13—For JUDGMENT is WITHOUT MERCY to the one who has SHOWN NO MERCY. MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.) ( Returning to Pro.22:18--For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be FIXED UPON YOUR LIPS, (19) so that your TRUST may be IN THE LORD; I have INSTRUCTED you TODAY, even you. (20) Have I not written to you EXCELLENT THINGS of COUNSELS and KNOWLEDGE. (21) That I may make YOU KNOW the CERTAINTY of the WORDS OF TRUTH to those who send to you?
(Returning to 1 Tim.2:4—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.
Returning to Job 36:19--Will your riches, or all the mighty forces, KEEP YOU FROM DISTRESS? (20) DO NOT DESIRE THE NIGHT WHEN PEOPLE ARE CUT OFF IN THEIR PLACE. (! Thess.5:2—For you yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD SO COMES as a THIEF in THE NIGHT. (4) But you, brethren are not in DARKNESS so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. (5) You are all sons of LIGHT and SONS of the DAY. We are NOT of the NIGHT nor of DARKNESS, (Amos 5:20—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 might stream.)
(Pro. 2:21—For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS WILL REMAIN IN IT; (Ps.37:3—Trust in the Lord, and do GOOD; DWELL IN THE LAND, and FEED on HIS FAITHFULNESS. (4) DELIGHT yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the DESIRES of YOUR HEART. (8) CEASE from ANGER, and FORSAKE WRATH; do NOT fret –it only causes HARM. (9) For EVILDOERS shall be CUT OFF; but those who WAIT on the Lord, THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH. (10) For yet a little while and the WICKED shall be NO MORE; (11) But the MEEK shall INHERIT the EARTH, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.) Returning to Pro.2-22--But the WICKED will be CUT OFF from the EARTH, and the UNFAITHUL will be UPROOTED FROM IT.) (Eze.36:26—I will GIVE YOU a NEW HEART and put a NEW SPIRIT within you; I will take the heart of STONE out of your flesh and give you a HEART of FLESH. (27) I will put MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU and cause you to WALK in My STATUTES and you will KEEP MY JUDGMENTS and DO THEM. (28) THEN you shall DWELL IN THE LAND that I gave to your FATHERS; you shall be MY PEOPLE, and I will be YOUR GOD) (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.)
(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.) (29) And if you are CHRIST’S, then you are ABRAHAM’S SEED, and HEIRS ACCORDING to THE PROMISE.) (Ps.133:1—Behold, how GOOD it is and how PLEASANT it is for brethren to DWELL TOGETHER in UNITY! (2) It is like the precious OIL upon the HEAD, running down on the beard, the beard 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.21:3—For You meet him with the BLESSINGS of GOODNESS; You set a crown of pure GOLD upon his HEAD. (4) He asked LIFE from You, and You GAVE IT TO HIM—length of days FOREVER and EVER. (5) His GLORY is GREAT in YOUR SALVATION; Honor and majesty You have placed upon him. (6) For YOU have made him MOST BLESSED FOREVER; You have made him exceedingly glad with YOUR PRESENCE. (Ps.140:13—Surely the RIGHTEOUS shall give thanks to Your name; the UPRIGHT shall dwell in Your PRESENCE.)(Pro.11:11—By the BLESSING of the UPRIGHT the CITY is EXALTED, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the WICKED. (23) The DESIRE of the RIGHTEOUS is only GOOD, but the EXPECTATION of the WICKED is WRATH.) (1 Thess. 5:9—For God DID NOT appoint us to WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.) (Ps.17:2—Let my VINDICATION come from YOUR PRESENCE; let Your eyes look on the things of the UPRIGHT.) Ps.21:7--For the king TRUSTS in THE LORD, and through the MERCY of the Most High he SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (Ps.24:3—Who may ascend into the HILL of the Lord? Or who may stand in His HOLY PLACE? (4) He who has clean hands and a PURE HEART, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. (5) He shall receive BLESSINGS from the Lord, and RIGHTEOUSNESS from the God of our SALVATION. (6) THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) (Ps.13:2—The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are ANY WHO UNDERSTAND, WHO SEEK GOD. (6) You shame the COUNSEL of the POOR, but the Lord is his REFUGE. (7) Oh, that the SALVATON 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.136:1—When the Lord brought back the CAPTIVITY of ZION, we were like THOSE who DREAM. (Jacob’s dream.Gen.28:12-22) (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, (3) The Lord has done great things for us, whereof we are glad. (4) Bring back OUR CAPTIVITY, O Lord, as the streams in the South.)
(Ps.82:3—DEFEND the POOR and FATHERLESS; do JUSTICE to the POOR and NEEDY; Free them from the hand of the WICKED. (5) They do NOT KNOW, nor do they UNDERSTAND; they walk about in DARKNESS; all the foundations of the earth are unstable. (8) ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE the EARTH; for YOU shall INHERIT ALL NATIONS. 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, so will the Lord of hosts DEFEND JERUSALEM. DEFENDING, He will also DELIVER it; passing over, He will PRESERVE it. (Jere. 25:34—WAIL, SHEPHERDS, and CRY! Roll about in the ashes, you LEADERS of the FLOCK! For the days of your dispersions are fulfilled; YOU SHALL FALL LIKE A PRECIOUS VESSEL. (35) And the SHEPHERDS will have NO WAY to FLEE, nor THE LEADERS of THE FLOCK to ESCAPE. (36) A voice of the cry of the SHEPHERDS, and a WAILING of THE LEADERS to THE FLOCK will be HEARD. For the LORD has PLUNDERED THEIR PASTURE. (37) And the PEACEFUL HABITATIONS are CUT DOWN because of the FIERCE ANGER of THE LORD. (38) He has LEFT HIS LAIR LIKE THE LION; for their land is desolate. Because of the fierceness of the OPPRESSOR, and because of HIS FIERCE ANGER.)
(Is.56:11—Yes, they are GREEDY dogs, which never have enough. And they are SHEPHERDS who CANNOT UNDERSTAND: They ALL look to THEIR OWN WAY, everyone for HIS OWN GAIN, from his own territory.) (Jere.5:26—For AMONG MY PEOPLE are found WICKED MEN: they lie in wait as one who sets SNARES: They set a TRAP; they CATCH MEN. (27) As a CAGE is full of BIRDS, (I’ll fly away O glory?) so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich. (28) They have grown fat, they are sleek; yes, they SURPASS the DEEDS of the WICKED; They do NOT plead the cause, the CAUSE of the FATHERLESS; yet they prosper, and the right of the NEEDY they do NOT defend. (29) Shall I NOT PUNISH THEM FOR THESE THINGS? Says the Lord. Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?)
Jere.23:1—Woe to the SHEPHERDS who DESTROY and SCATTER the SHEEP of MY PASTURE! Says the Lord. (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.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 Jere. 23:4-- “I will set SHEPHERDS over them who will FEED THEM; and they shall FEAR NO MORE, NOR be DISMAYED, NOR shall they be LACKING,” says the Lord. (8) Behold, the days are coming; says the Lord, that I WILL RAISE TO DAVID A BRANCH OF RIGHTOUSNESS; A King shall REIGN and PROSPER, and EXECUTE JUDGMENT and RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THE EARTH. (6) In HIS DAYS JUDAH will be SAVED;
(Heb.7:14—For it is EVIDENT that OUR LORD AROSE FROM JUDAH,) Returning to Jere.23:8--and ISRAEL will DWELL SAFELY; Now THIS is HIS NAME by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.) (Is.62:11—Indeed the Lord has proclaimed TO THE END OF THE WORLD: Say to the daughter of ZION, Surely YOUR SALVATION is COMING; Behold, HIS REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK before Him, and they shall call them THE HOLY PEOPLE, the REDEEMED of THE LORD; and you shall be called SOUGHT OUT a CITY NOT FORSAKEN.) (Is.40:9—O ZION, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring GOOD TIDINGS, Lift up your voice with STRENGTH, lift it up, do NOT be 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; Behold, HIS REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. (11) He will FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in HIS BOSOM, and gently lead those who are with young.)
Jere.5:26—For AMONG MY PEOPLE are found WICKED MEN: they lie in wait as one who sets SNARES: They set a TRAP; they CATCH MEN. (27) As a CAGE is full of BIRDS, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich. (28) They have grown fat, they are sleek; yes, they SURPASS the DEEDS of the WICKED; They do NOT plead the cause, the CAUSE of the FATHERLESS; yet they prosper, and the right of the NEEDY they do NOT defend. (29) Shall I NOT PUNISH THEM FOR THESE THINGS? Says the Lord. Shall I not AVENGE Myself on such a nation as this?
Jere. 50:4—In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the children of ISRAEL shall come they and the children of JUDAH together; with continual weeping they shall come, and SEEK THE LORD THEIR GOD. (Ps.24:6—THIS is JACOB, the generation of those WHO SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) 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.) Returning to Jere.50:5—They shall ASK THE WAY to ZION, with their faces toward it, saying, ‘COME and LET US JOIN OURSELVES to THE LORD in a PERPETUAL COVENANT that WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. (6) MY PEOPLE have been LOST SHEEP. THEIR SHEPHERDS HAVE LED THEM ASTRAY; they have turned them AWAY on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill. THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR RESTING PLACE.
Heb.4:1—Therefore since a PROMISE REMAINS of ENTERING HIS REST, let us fear lest any of you seem to COME SHORT OF IT. (2) For indeed the GOSPEL was preached to US as well as to THEM; but THE WORD which they HEARD did NOT PROFIT THEM, NOT BEING MIXED WITH FAITH in those who HEARD IT. (Ps.132:13—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.)
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. (Abel sacrificed a lamb, Christ WAS the LAMB of God that was sacrificed.) (5) See that you DO NOT REFUSE HIM WHO SPEAKS. For if they DID NOT ESCAPE who REFUSED HIM WHO SPOKE ON EARTH, much more shall WE NOT ESCAPE if we TURN AWAY from Him who SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN, (26) whose voice then SHOOK the earth; but NOW He has PROMISED, saying, “Yet once more I SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, but also HEAVEN. (27) NOW this, “Yet once more, indicates the REMOVAL of THOSE THINGS that are BEING SHAKEN, as of things that are made, that THE THINGS which CANNOT BE SHAKEN may REMAIN.
Hag.2:6—For thus says the Lord of hosts: Once more I will SHAKE HEAVEN and EARTH, the SEA and the DRY LAND; (7) and I will SHALL ALL NATIONS, and THEY SHALL COME TO THE DESIRE of ALL NATIONS, and I will fill this temple with GLORY, says the Lord of hosts.) (John17:22—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.) (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. (16) They are NOT of this WORLD, just as I AM NOT of THE WORLD. (17) SANCTIFY THEM by YOUR TRUTH, YOUR WORD IS TRUTH. (18) As YOU have SENT ME into the WORLD, I ALSO have SENT THEM into the WORLD, (19) and for THEIR SAKES I SANCTIFY MYSELF, that THEY ALSO may be SANCTIFIED by the TRUTH.
Is.52:7—How BEAUTIFUL upon the MOUNTAINS are the FEET of him who brings GOOD NEWS, who PROCLAIMS PEACE, who BRING GLAD TIDINGS of GOOD NEWS, who PROCLAIMS SALVATION, who says to ZION, YOUR GOD REIGNS! (8) YOUR WATCHMEN shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall SEE EYE to EYE, when the Lord BRING BACK ZION. (9) Break forth into JOY; sing together, you waste places of JERUSALEM! For the Lord had comforted HIS PEOPLE, He has REDEEMED JERUSALEM. (10) The Lord has MADE BARE HIS HOLY ARM IN THE EYES OF ALL THE NATIONS; and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE the SALVATION OF OUR GOD. (Ps.69:35—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.
Rom.10:5—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? (Deut..30 12—It is NOT in HEAVEN, that you should say, who WILL ASCEND INTO HEAVEN for us and bring it to , that we may HEAR it and DO it? (14) But THE WORD is very NEAR you, in YOUR MOUTH and in YOUR HEART, that you may DO it. (15) See, I have set before you today LIFE and GOOD, DEATH and EVIL, (19) I call heaven and earth as witnesses today AGAINST you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING, therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that BOTH YOU and your DESCENDANTS MAY LIVE.) (Is.14:12—How you are FALLEN from HEAVEN, O LUCIFER, son of the morning! How you are CUT DOWN TO THE GROUND, you WHO WEAKEND 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.)
Luke 10:18—And He (Jesus) 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 Rom.10:8--But what DOES It SAY? The WORD Is near you, even in YOUR MOUTH and IN YOUR HEART, (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, (Rom 4:13—That he ABRAHAM and his SEED would be the HEIRS of the WORLD.) (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.) (Second Ps. goes on to read: (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 as YOUR INHERITANCE and the ENDS OF THE EARTH FOR YOUR POSSESSION.) (I believe as we STAND right here on the second Ps. and ask God to do this, then we are born again, born of the word.) (Ps.87:5—And of ZION it will be said, THIS ONE and THAT ONE were BORN IN HER; and the MOST HIGH HIMSELF shall ESTABLISH HER.)
Ps.48:8—As we have heard, so we have seen in the CITY of THE LORD of HOSTS, in the CITY of OUR GOD; GOD WILL ESTABLISH IT FOREVER. (9) We have THOUGHT, O GOD, on YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS, in the midst of YOUR TEMPLE.(10) So is YOUR PRAISE to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH; YOUR RIGHT HAND is full of RIGHTEOUSNESS. (11) Let MOUNT ZION rejoice, let the daughters of JUDAH be glad, because of YOUR JUDGMENTS. (12) Walk about ZION, and go all around her. Count all her towers; (13) Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the GENERATION FOLLOWING, (14) For THIS is GOD FOREVER and EVER; HE will be OUR GUIDE even to death. Ps.89:1—I will sing of the MERCIES of the Lord FOREVER; with MY MOUTH I will make KNOWN Your FAITHFULNESS to ALL GENERATIONS. (2) For I have said, MERCY shall BE BUILT UP FOREVER; YOUR FAITHFULNESS You shall ESTABLISH in the very HEAVENS. (3) I have made a COVENANT with MY CHOSEN, I have sworn to DAVID: (4) YOUR SEED I WILL ESTABLISH FOREVER, and BUILD UP YOUR THRONE to ALL GENERATIONS.
Luke 1:54—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. (30) Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found FAVOR with GOD. (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.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 ESTABSLISHED FOREVER. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID His servant, and took him from THE SHEEPFORD; (71) from following the ewes that had young he brought him, to SHEPHERD JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE.
1 Chron.16:30—Tremble before Him, all the earth, THE WORLD ALSO IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT SHALL NOT BE MOVED. (31) Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth be glad; and let them say AMONG THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNS. (32) Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field rejoice, and all that is in it. (33) Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord, for HE IS COMING TO JUDGE THE EARTH. (34) Oh, give THANKS to the LORD, for He is GOOD! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. (35) And say, “SAVE US, O GOD of OUR SALVATION; gather us together, and DELIVER US from THE GENTILES. To give THANKS to YOUR HOLY NAME, to TRUIMPH in YOUR PRAISE.
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. 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, for HE IS COMING TO JUDGE THE EARTH. He shall JUDGE THE WORLD with RIGHTEOUSNESS, and THE PEOPLES with HIS TRUTH.
James 2:13—For JUDGMENT is WITHOUT MERCY to the ONE who has shown NO MERCY, MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.
As the return of the Lord nears, and the world speeds towards chaos, these words are fitting. they are a sharp rebuke, as well as a most endearing hope. Thank you for employing them with such skill and timeliness. - Dennis
Yes, "Mercy triumphs over Judgment"! God wants to be merciful to His Children AND He wants His children to be merciful to one another! To ignore the pain and needs of others is 'wicked' - it is a sin of Omission, and as great as the sins that are Committed. Let us look around this New Year's and not only SEE the needs before us, but vow to ACT to alleviate these needs in our brothers' and sisters' lives. Let us not look inward and be complacent about our lives. May we realize that others are hurting and hungry and lonely and step out of our own comfort zones to help them! This is a great way to GLORIFY OUR LORD and DO HIS WILL! May HIS Mercy shine upon us, through us and spur us on to share it with the world. A blessed New Year to you, dear Sharon, and to all who are reading this! Love, Peggy