God Like Any Good Parent Wants To Give His Kids The World
by Sharon McClean
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Ps.115:16The heaven , even the heavens, are the Lords, BUT THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN. ( Is. 46:0Remember the former things of old,
For I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER; I AM GOD, and there IS NONE LIKE ME, (10) 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.45:21TELL 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. (He said it and I believe it.) Ps.22:27ALL 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 LORDS and HE RULES OVER THE NATIONS.
(Ps. 2:6Yet 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.61:5For YOU, O God, have heard my vows; You have GIVEN me the HERITAGE of those who fear Your name. (6) You will PROLONG THE KINGS LIFE, HIS YEARS AS MANY GENERATIONS. (7) He shall abide before God FOREVER. Oh, PREPARE MERCY and TRUTH, WHICH may PRESERVE HIM! (Ps.85:9Surely HIS SALVATION is near to those who fear Him, that GLORY MAY DWELL IN OUR LAND. (10) MERCY and TRUTH have met TOGETHER; RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE have KISSED each other. (11) TRUTH shall spring out of the EARTH, and RIGHTEOUSNESS shall look down from heaven. (12) Yes, the Lord will give what is GOOD; and OUR LAND will yield its increase. (13) RIGHTEOUSNESS will go BEFORE HIM, and shall make HIS FOOTSTEPS OUR PATHWAY.) (Ps. 25:4Show me YOUR WAYS, O Lord; TEACH me YOUR PATHS, (5) Lead me in YOUR TRUTH and TEACH me; for YOU are the God of my SALVATION, on YOU I wait all the day. (8) GOOD and UPRIGHT is the Lord; therefore HE TEACHES sinners in THE WAY. (10) ALL the PATHS of THE LORD are MERCY and TRUTH,
(Is.2:2Now it shall come to pass in the LATTER DAYS that the mountain of the Lords house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and ALL NATIONS SHALL FLOW TO IT. (3) Many people shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the GOD OF JACOB; (Ps.24:6THIS is JACOB the generation of those who seek Him, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) Returning to Is.2:3HE WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, and we shall WALK IN HIS PATHS, for out of ZION shall go forth THE LAW, and THE WORD OF THE LORD FROM JERUSALEM.) (Heb.7:12For the priesthood being changed, of NECESSITY there is ALSO A CHANGE IN THE LAW.) (Ps.2:6Yet I have set My King on My HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will declare THE DECREE: (THE LAW) the Lord has said unto 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.) (Heb.1:4having become so much BETTER than the angels, as HE BY INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they. (5) For to which of the angels did He ever say: YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU?) (Heb.5:5So 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. (6) As He also says in another place; YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.)
Ps.110:1The 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! (4) The Lord has sworn and will NOT RELENT, YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK. (Heb.5:16For men indeed SWEAR BY THE GREATER, and an OATH for CONFIRMATION is for them an END OF ALL DISPUTE. (17) Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to THE HEIRS OF PROMISE) Rom.4:13For 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.3:29And if you are Christs THEN you are ABRAHAMS SEED, and HEIRS ACCORDING TO THE PROMISE.) Returning to Heb.6:7--the IMMUTABILITY of HIS COUNSEL, CONFIRMED IT BY an OATH, (18) that by TWO IMMUTABLE THINGS, in which it is IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE, we might have STRONG CONSOLATION, who have fled for REFUGE to LAY HOLD OF THE HOPE SET BEFORE US. (19) THIS HOPE we have as an ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, both SURE and STEADFAST, and which ENTERS THE PRESENCE BEHIND THE VEIL, (20) where THE FORERUNNER has ENTERED FOR US, even JESUS, having become HIGH PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.)
(Returning to Ps.25:10--to such as keep HIS COVENANT and HIS TESTIMONIES. (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.47:2For the Lord MOST HIGH is AWESOME; He is A GREAT KING OVER ALL THE EARTH. (Ps.65:5By 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.) (3) He will subdue the peoples under us, and THE NATIONS UNDER OUR FEET. (4) He will CHOOSE our INHERITANCE FOR US, the excellence of JACOB WHOM HE LOVES. (5) God has gone up with a SHOUT, the Lord with the sound of a TRUMPET. (6) Sing praises to our KING sing praises! (7) For GOD IS THE KING OF ALL THE EARTH; sing PRAISES with UNDERSTANDING. (8) GOD REIGNS OVER THE NATIONS; GOD SITS ON HIS HOLY THRONE. (9) The princes of the people have gathered together, THE PEOPLE OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM. For THE SHIELDS of THE EARTH BELONG to GOD; HE IS GREATLY EXALTED.)
Rom.4:13For 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. (14) For if those who are of the LAW are HEIRS then FAITH IS MADE VOID and THE PROMISE of NO EFFECT. (Rom.9:6But it is NOT that the WORD OF GOD has TAKEN NO EFFECT. For they are NOT all ISRAEL who are of ISRAEL, (7) NOR are they ALL CHILDREN because they are the SEED of ABRAHAM; but, IN ISAAC your SEED SHALL BE CALLED. (Gen.26:2Then the Lord appeared to him (Isaac) and SAID: Do not go down to Egypt; DWELL IN THE LAND of which I SHALL TELL YOU. (Pro.2:21For the UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMELESS will REMAIN IN IT; (32) but the wicked will be CUT OFF from THE EARTH, and the UNFAITHFUL WILL BE UPROOTED FROM IT.)
Returning to Gen.26:3--Sojourn in THIS LAND, and I will be WITH YOU and BLESS YOU; for to YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS I GIVE ALL THESE LANDS, and I SHALL PERFORM THE OATH WHICH I SWORE TO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER. (4) And I will make YOUR DESCENDANTS multiply as the STARS of HEAVEN; I WILL GIVE YOUR DESCENDANTS ALL THESE LANDS; and in YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED: (5) Because ABRAHAM OBEYED MY VOICE and KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, and MY LAWS.) (Gods unmerited and undeserved love and favor?) (Acts 3:19REPENT therefore and be CONVERTED, that your sins may be BLOTTED OUT, so that times of refreshing may come from the PRECENCE of THE LORD, (20) and that HE MAY SEND JESUS CHRIST, WHO WAS PREACHED TO YOU BEFORE, (21) whom heaven must receive UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, (Is.49:8Thus 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 PEOPLES, to RESTORE THE EARTH. (Looking back up at verse 6,bI will also GIVE YOU as A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)
(Returning to Acts 3:21--which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. (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.) (Gal.3:13CHRIST 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.) (Rom.3:13For 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.3:29And IF you are CHRISTS then YOU are ABRAHAMS SEED, and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.)
(Gen.22:15Then the Angel of the Lord CALLED TO ABRAHAM A SECOND TIME out of heaven 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 in MULTIPLYING I will MULTIPLY your DESCENDANTS as the STARS of the HEAVEN and as the SAND which is on the seashore; and YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL POSSESS THE GATE OF THEIR ENEMIES. (18) IN YOUR SEED ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE.) (Gal.3:8And the SCRIPTURE, foreseeing that God would justify the NATIONS by FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM BEFOREHAND, saying in YOU ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED) (Gal.2:2And I went up by REVELATION, and COMMUNICATED TO THEM THAT GOSPEL which is preached among the GENTILES.) (Acts.3:25You 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 13:32And we declare to you GLAD TIDINGSTHAT PROMISE which was made to the FATHERS.
(Rom. 3:13For 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.) Returning to Acts 13:33--God has fulfilled THIS for US THEIR CHILDREN, in THAT HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is also written in the SECOND PSALM: YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (the second Ps. goes on to read: Ask of Me and I will give you the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.) (Gal.3:29And if you are CHRISTS then you are ABRAHAMS SEED and HEIRS according to the PROMISE.)
Is.48:16Come NEAR to ME, HEAR THIS: I have NOT spoken in SECRET from the BEGINNING; from the time that IT WAS, I WAS THERE. And NOW the LORD GOD and HIS SPIRIT HAVE SENT ME. (John 6:28Then 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.) Returning to (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, and the OFFSPRING of YOUR BODY like the GRAINS of SAND; HIS NAME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN CUT OFF NOR DESTROYED FROM BEFORE ME.
Gal. 3:16Now to ABRAHAM and his SEED were the PROMISES made. He does not say, And to SEEDS as of many, but as of one, And to YOUR SEED, which IS CHRIST. (17) And this I say, that the LAW, which was four hundred and thirty years later, CANNOT ANNUL THE COVENANT THAT WAS CONFIRMED BY GOD IN CHRIST, that it should make the PROMISE of NO EFFECT. (8) For if the INHERITANCE is of the LAW, it is NO LONGER OF PROMISE, but GOD GAVE IT TO ABRAHAM by PROMISE. (Gal.3:10For as many as are of the WORKS OF THE LAW are UNDER THE CURSE; (11) But that NO ONE is JUSTIFIED BY THE LAW in the sight of God is evident, for THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. (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.)
Gen.12:1Now the Lord HAD SAID to Abram: Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your fathers house, to A LAND that I WILL SHOW YOU. (2) I will make YOU a GREAT NATION; I will BLESS YOU and make YOUR NAME GREAT; and YOU shall be A BLESSING. (3) I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS YOU, and I WILL CURSE HIM WHO CURSES YOU; and in YOU ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED. Gen.13:14And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: Lift your eyes now and LOOK from the place where you areNORTHWARD, SOUTHWARD, EASTWARD, and WESTWARD; for ALL the LAND which you SEE I GIVE TO YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS FOREVER. (16) And I will make your DESCENDANTS as THE DUST OF THE EARTH; so that if a man could number the DUST of the EARTH, THEN your DESCENDANTS ALSO COULD BE NUMBERED. (Is.43:5Fear not, for I AM WITH YOU; I WILL BRING YOUR DESCENDANTS FROM THE EAST, and gather them from THE WEST; (6) I will say to THE NORTH, Give them up! And to THE SOUTH, Do not try to keep them back! BRING MY SONS FROM AFAR, and MY DAUGHTERS FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH(7) Everyone who is called by MY NAME, whom I have CREATED FOR MY GLORY; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.)
Ps.107:1Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER. (2) Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, (3) And gathered out of the lands, from the EAST, and from the WEST, from the NORTH, and from the SOUTH. (4) they wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; THEY FOUND NO CITY TO DWELL IN. (5) HUNGRY and THIRSTY (Matt.6:7Blessed are those who HUNGER and THIRST for RIGHTEOUSNESS, for THEY shall be FILLED.) Returning to Ps.107:3Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them, (6) Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and He delivered them out of their distresses. (7) And HE LED THEM forth by the RIGHT WAY, that they might GO TO A CITY FOR HABITATION.
Heb.12:22But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, (Gal.4:22For it is written that ABRAHAM had TWO sons: The one by a bondwoman, the OTHER by a FREEWOMAN. (23) But he who was of the BONDWOMAN was BORN according to THE FLESH, and he of the FREEWOMAN (Sarah) through PROMISE, (26) But the JERUSALEM ABOVE IS FREE, which is THE MOTHER OF US ALL.) (Sarah) (Returning to Heb.12:22to 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, Jesus was the sacrificed Lamb.)
Gen.17:1When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and SAID to him, I AM ALMIGHTY GOD; walk before me BLAMELESS. (2) And I will make MY COVENANT between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly. (3) Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, SAYING: (4) As for Me, behold MY COVENANT is with YOU, and YOU shall be a FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. (5) No longer shall your name be called ABRAM, but your name shall be ABRAHAM; for I have made you a FATHER OF MANY NATIONS. (7) And I will ESTABLISH My COVENANT BETWEEN ME and YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU IN THEIR GENERATIONS, for AN EVERLASTING COVENANT, to be GOD TO YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU. (8) Also I will GIVE to YOU and YOUR DESCANDANTS AFTER YOU THE LAND in which you are a stranger, ALL THE LAND OF CANAAN, as AN EVERLASTING POSSESSION; (Deut.1:21Look, the Lord your God has SET THE LAND BEFORE YOU; GO UP AND POSSESS IT, as the Lord God of YOUR FATHERS HAS SPOKEN to you; do NOT FEAR or be DISCOURAGED.) Returning to Gen.17:8--and I WILL BE THEIR GOD. (9) And God SAID to ABRAHAM: As for YOU, you shall KEEP MY COVENANT, YOU and YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU THROUGHOUT THEIR GENERATIONS.
(God gives Abraham a son, Isaac and later tests him. Gen.22:1Now it came to pass after these things that GOD TESTED ABRAHAM, and SAID to him, ABRAHAM! And he SAID, Here I am. (2) And He SAID, TAKE NOW YOUR SON, your ONLY SON ISAAC, whom you LOVE, and go to the land of Moriah, and OFFER him THERE as a BURNT OFFERING on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. (4) Then on the THIRD day ABRAHAM lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. (5) And ABRAHAM SAID to his young men, Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and WE will COME BACK TO YOU. (6) So ABRAHAM took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. (7) But ISAAC SPOKE to ABRAHAM his father and SAID, My father! And he SAID, Here I am, my son. And he SAID, "LOOK, the FIRE, the WOOD, but WHERE IS THE LAMB FOR A BURNT OFFERING?: (8) And ABRAHAM said, My son, God will PROVIDE FOR HIMSELF THE LAMB for A BURNT OFFERING. And the TWO of them went together. (John 1:29The next day John saw JESUS coming toward him, and SAID, BEHOLD! The LAMB of GOD WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD.) 1 John 4:13By THIS we KNOW that we ABIDE in Him and HE in US, BECAUSE HES 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 3:16For 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. (Ps.2:7I 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 4:9In 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. (Turn evil around and you have live.) (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.
Deut.8:1Every commandment which I command you TODAY you must be careful to observe, that you may LIVE and MULTIPLY, and GO IN and POSSESS THE LAND of which I swore to your FATHERS. (2) And you shall remember that the Lord your God LED YOU ALL THE WAY these forty years in the wilderness, TO HUMBLE you and TEST you, to KNOW what was in YOUR HEART, whether you would keep His commandments or not. (3) So He HUMBLED you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might MAKE YOU KNOW that MAN shall NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE: but MAN LIVES BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE MOUTH OF THE Lord. (1 Peter 1:22Since 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 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.40:5The GLORY of the Lord shall BE REVEALED, and ALL FLESH shall SEE IT TOGETHER; for the MOUTH of the LORD has SPOKEN. (6) The voice said, Cry out! And he said, What shall I cry? ALL FLESH IS GRASS, and ALL it loveliness is like the FLOWER of the FIELD. (7) The GRASS WITHERS, the FLOWER FADES, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; SURELY THE PEOPLE are GRASS. (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 mountain; 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; Behold, His REWARD is WITH HIM, and HIS WORK BEFORE HIM.) (Ps. 2:6Yet 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.)
Deut.30:15See, I have set before you TODAY LIFE and GOOD, DEATH and EVIL, (16) in that I command you TODAY to LOVE the LORD your GOD, to WALK IN HIS WAYS, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, and HIS JUDGMENTS that you may LIVE and MULTIPLY; and the Lord your God will BLESS you in the LAND which you GO TO POSSESS. (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; (20) That you may LOVE the Lord your God, that you may OBEY HIS VOICE, and that you may CLING TO HIM, for HE IS YOUR LIFE and the LENGTH OF YOUR DAYS; and that you may DWELL IN THE LAND which the Lord swore to YOUR FATHERS, to ABRAHAM, ISAAC, and JACOB to give them.
Mal.4:4REMEMBER 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.37:22For those who are BLESSED by HIM shall INHERIT THE EARTH, but those who are CURSED by HIM SHALL BE CUT OFF. (27) Depart from EVIL, and do GOOD; and DWELL FOREVERMORE. (28) For the Lord loves JUSTICE, and DOES NOT FORSAKE HIS SAINTS; they are PRESERVED FOREVER, but the DESCENDANTS of THE WICKED shall be CUT OFF. (29) THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL INHERIT THE LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (30) The mouth of the RIGHTEOUS speaks WISDOM and his TONGUE talks of JUSTICE. (31) The law of his God is in his heart; NONE of his STEPS shall SLIDE. (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. (37) MARK the BLAMELESS MAN, and OBSERVE the UPRIGHT; for the FUTURE of THAT MAN is PEACE.)
Pro.2:21For 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.32:37Then I will gather them out of ALL COUNTRIES where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great WRATH: I WILL BRING THEM BACK TO THIS PLACE, and I will cause them to DWELL safely. (38) THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE, and I WILL BE THEIR GOD; (Is.51:16And I have put MY WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH; I have COVERED YOU WITH THE SHADOW OF MY HAND, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundation of the earth, and SAY TO ZION, YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.) Returning to Jere.32:39then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may learn TO 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. (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 all this GREAT CALAMITY on THIS PEOPLE, so I WILL BRING ON THEM ALL THE GOOD THAT I HAVE PROMISED THEM.)
Jere.31:31Behold 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. (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 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 its waves roar (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. (37) Thus says the Lord: If heaven can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I WILL ALSO CAST OFF ALL THE SEED OF ISRAEL for ALL THEY HAVE DONE, says the Lord.
Ps.24:6THIS is JACOB, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face.) Gen.35:10And God said to him, Your name is JACOB; your name shall NOT be called Jacob anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name.) (Gen.32:28And He said, Your name shall NO longer be called JACOB, but ISRAEL; for you have STRUGGLED WITH GOD and WITH MEN, and HAVE PREVAILED.) (Heb.8:6But NOW he has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also MEDIATOR of a BETTER COVENANT, which was established on BETTER PROMISES. (7) For if that FIRST COVENANT had been FAULTLESS, then no place would have been sought for a SECOND. (8) Because finding fault with them, He says, 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--.
(Heb.7:14For it is EVIDENT that our Lord AROSE FROM JUDAH.) (9) NOT according to THE COVENANT that He made with their FATHERS in the day when He took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of EGYPT; because THEY DID NOT CONTINUE in MY COVENANT, and I DISREGARDED THEM, says the Lord. (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 MIND 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. (13) in that He says A NEW COVENANT. He has made the FIRST OBSOLETE. Now what is becoming OBSOLETE and GROWING OLD is READY TO VANISH AWAY.
2 Corin.5:14For THE LOVE of CHRIST CONSTRAINS US, because we JUDGE THUS: that if ONE DIED for ALL, THEN ALL DIED: (15) and HE DIED for ALL that those WHO LIVE should LIVE NO LONGER for THEMSELVES, but FOR HIM who DIED FOR THEM and ROSE AGAIN. (16) Therefore, from NOW on, we REGARD NO ONE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH. Even though we have known CHRIST according to THE FLESH, yet now we know Him thus NO LONGER. (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 RECONCILIATION. (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.
2 Corin.6:1We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you NOT to receive the GRACE of GOD in VAIN. (2) For He says: IN AN ACCEPTABLE TIME I HAVE HEARD YOU and IN THE DAY OF SALVATION I HAVE HELPED YOU. Behold NOW is the ACCEPTED TIME; behold NOW is THE DAY OF SALVATION. (Is.49:8-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, to cause them TO INHERIT the desolate HERITAGES; (9) That You may say to the prisoners, Go forth, to those who are in DARKNESS, show yourselves. (looking back at verse 6;bI WILL ALSO GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT TO THE GENTILES, THAT YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
Matt.28:18Then Jesus came and spoke to them saying, ALL AUTHORITY HAS BEEN GIVEN TO ME in HEAVEN and ON EARTH. (19) GO THEREFORE and MAKE DISCIPLES of ALL THE NATIONS, baptizing them in the name of THE FATHER and of THE SON, and of the HOLY SPIRIT. (20) teaching them to observe ALL THINGS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU; and LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN TO THE END OF THE AGE. ) (NKJ) 28:20,band, LO I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD. AMEN
Ps.115:16The heavens, even the heavens, are the Lords; but THE EARTH HE HAS GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN OF MEN.
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Wow!Powerful and Great piece,Dear precious sister.You give us so many precious jewels from God's Holy written word to meditate upon and to inspire our hearts.Great collection of God's Holy word of His promises for The Nation of Israel and for The Body of Christ! Happy Resurrected Sunday to You and Your Family! With Much Love in Christ, Dee&David "Numbers 6:24,25,26"
Blessed be His Name and yours as well. Please remember me and my family in your prayers.
Praise God for His promises; and I thank God for you, Sharon, and all those who remind us of the precious blessings we have in Christ. Dennis
God has indeed âgiven us the worldâ! And, He has given us a guidebook (The Bible) and the best guide possible, His Son, Jesus Christ! All He asks is that we learn from Him, obey Him and believe in His Son: âI command you TODAY to LOVE the LORD your GOD, to WALK IN HIS WAYS, and KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, HIS STATUTES, and HIS JUDGMENTS.â And, âIn 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.â âAll the paths of the Lord are Mercy and Truthâ and âHe WILL TEACH US HIS WAYS, and we shall WALK IN HIS PATHS.â Once we have learned Godâs Truth and made it the focus of our lives, we are to obey Jesusâ direction: âGO THEREFORE and MAKE DISCIPLES of ALL THE NATIONS.â Our Father has truly given us the gift of a lifetime! Thank you for this inspired reminder, Sharon. And thank you for being such an obedient servant to the Lord. God bless you, always. Love, Peggy
LAY HOLD OF THE HOPE SET BEFORE US. (19) THIS HOPE we have as an ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, both SURE and STEADFAST, and which ENTERS THE PRESENCE BEHIND THE VEIL, The Word of the Lord stands forever, it is our life and our breath. Thank you for putting these verses together as the Holy Spirit led. His Word nourishes our soul.