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The Course Of Study That Leads To Truth
by Sharon McClean
04/17/09
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John 8:31,b—“If you ABIDE IN MY WORD, you are MY DISICPLES INDEED. (32) And you shall KNOW THE TRUTH, and THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE. (John 4:23—But the hour is coming and NOW is, when THE TRUE WORSHIPERS will worship the Father in SPIRIT and TRUTH, for the FATHER is SEEKING such to worship Him. (24) God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in SPIRIT and TRUTH.) John 16:13—However, when He, the SPIRIT of TRUTH has come, HE WILL GUIDE you INTO ALL TRUTH. (Ps.119:133—Direct my STEPS by YOUR WORD, and let NO INIQUITY HAVE DOMINION OVER me.)

Course Dict. Def.: A series of STUDIES in a school, college or university; A student must pass a certain COURSE in order to graduate.) (KJV) 2 Tim.2:15—STUDY to shew thyself APPROVED unto GOD, a WORKMAN that NEEDETH NOT to be ASHAMED, RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.) (Causing to AGREE or DISAGREE.)

COURSE: Dict. Def: Advance in a particular direction; a line of action, WAY of doing’ (John 14:6—Jesus said to him, I AM THE WAY, (THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. (John 6:48—I am THE BREAD of LIFE. (51) I am THE LIVING BREAD which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will LIVE forever; and the BREAD I shall give is MY FLESH, which I shall give for the LIFE of THE WORLD. 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 John 14:6--NO ONE COMES to the FATHER except THROUGH ME.) John 10:10—THE THIEF does not come except to STEAL, and to KILL, and to DESTROY. I have come that they may have LIFE, and that they may have it more abundantly.

(Ps.92:13—Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. (14) They shall still BEAR FRUIT in OLD AGE; they shall be fresh and flourishing, (15) to declare that THE LORD IS UPRIGHT; HE is my ROCK, and there is NO UNRIGHTEOUSNESS in HIM.) Returning to Ps.25:8—GOOD and UPRIGHT is the Lord; Therefore HE TEACHES sinners in THE WAY. (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) (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.) (Ps.37:27—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 DECENDANTS OF THE WICKED SHALL BE CUT OFF. (29) The RIGHTEOUS shall INHERIT the LAND, and DWELL IN IT FOREVER. (34) WAIT on the LORD, and KEEP HIS WAY, and He shall EXALT you to INHERIT THE LAND; when the wicked are CUT OFF, you shall see it. (37) Mark the BLAMLESS MAN and observe the UPRIGHT; for the FUTURE of that man is PEACE.)

Ps.111:1—I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of THE UPRIGHT and in THE CONGREGATION. (2) THE WORKS of the Lord are great, STUDIED by ALL who have pleasure in them. (3) HIS WORK is HONORABLE and GLORIOUS, and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER. (4) He has made HIS WONDERFUL WORKS to be REMEMBERED; the Lord is GRACIOUS and full of COMPASSION.(6) He has declared to HIS PEOPLE the POWER of HIS WORKS, in GIVING THEM THE HERITAGE of THE NATIONS. (7) The WORKS of His hands are verity and JUSTICE; all His precepts are sure. (8) They stand fast FOREVER and EVER, and are done in TRUTH and UPRIGHTNESS. (Ps.112:1—Blessed is the man who FEARS the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. (2) His DESCENDANTS will be MIGHTY ON EARTH; the GENERATION of THE UPRIGHT will BE BLESSED. (3) WEALTH and RICHES WILL BE IN HIS HOUSE, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER. (4) Unto the UPRIGHT there arises LIGHT in the DARKNESS.)

(Pro. 14:8—The WISDOM of the PRUDENT is to UNDERSTAND HIS WAY, but the folly of fools is deceit. (12) There is A WAY that SEEMS RIGHT to a MAN, but its END is the WAY of DEATH. (Pro.12:26—The RIGHTEOUS should choose his friends carefully, for THE WAY of the WICKED leads him ASTRAY. (28) In THE WAY of RIGHTEOUSNESS is LIFE, and in its PATHWAY there is NO DEATH.) (Ps. 85:10—MERCY and TRUTH have met TOGETHER; RIGHTEOUSNESS and PEACE have KISSED each other. (11) TRUTH will 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.119:105—YOUR WORD is A LAMP to my feet and A LIGHT to my PATH.) Pro.5:5—TRUST in the LORD with ALL YOUR HEART, and LEAN NOT ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING; (6) In ALL YOUR WAYS acknowledge HIM, and HE shall DIRECT YOUR PATHS.) (Pro.4:18—But THE PATH of the JUST is like the SHINING SUN, that SHINES BRIGHTER UNTO THE PERFECT DAY. (19) The WAY of the wicked is like DARKNESS; they DO NOT KNOW what makes them STUMBLE. (20) My son, GIVE ATTENTION TO MY WORDS; incline your ear to my sayings. (21) Do NOT let them DEPART from YOUR EYES; keep them in the midst of your heart; (22) For they are LIFE to those who FIND THEM, and HEALTH to ALL THEIR FLESH.)

Ps.86:9—ALL NATIONS whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name. (10) For YOU ARE GREAT, and do WONDROUS THINGS; You ALONE are GOD. (11) TEACH ME YOUR WAY, O LORD; I will WALK IN YOUR TRUTH; UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME. (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.) Rom.1:3—Concerning HIS SON Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the SEED of DAVID according to the flesh, (4) and DECLARED to be THE SON OF GOD with POWER, according to the SPIRIT of HOLINESS, by the RESURRECTION from THE DEAD. (5) through whom we have received GRACE and APOSTLESHIP for OBEDIENCE to the FAITH among ALL NATIONS for HIS NAME, (6) among whom you also are THE CALLED of JESUS CHRIST. (Rom 8:28—And we know that ALL THINGS work together for GOOD to those who LOVE God, to those who are THE CALLED according to HIS PURPOSE. (32) He who DID NOT SPARE HIS OWN SON, but DELIVERED HIM UP for us ALL, how shall He not WITH HIM also FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS.)

(Pro.14:15—The SIMPLE BELIEVES EVERY WORD, but the PRUDENT man considers well HIS STEPS.) (Ps.119:133—DIRECT my STEPS by YOUR WORD, (John 1:1—In the BEGINNING was THE WORD, and THE WORD was WITH GOD, and THE WORD was GOD. (14) And THE WORD became flesh and dwelt among us, and we BEHELD HIS GLORY, the GLORY as of the ONLY BEGOTTEN of THE FATHER, full of GRACE and TRUTH. (18) No one has seen God at anytime, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, who is in THE BOSOM of THE FATHER, HE HAS DECLARED HIM.) (Acts 13:32—And we DECLARE to you GLAD TIDINGS—that PROMISE which was made to the fathers, (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.3:29—And if you are Christ’s THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to the PROMISE.)

Returning to Acts 13:99—God has FULFILLED this for us their children, in that HE HAS RAISED UP JESUS. As it is written in the second Ps: ‘YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.) (Ps.2:6—Yet I have set My King on MY HOLY HILL of ZION. (7) I will DECLARE THE DECREE: 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.67:5—Let the peoples praise You, O God; (6) Then the EARTH shall yield her INCREASE; God our own God shall BLESS US. (7) God shall BLESS US, and ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL FEAR HIM.)

You must take the COURSE that leads to SUCCESS.) A WAY; path; track; channel; (The usual sequence of events or developments; regular order. (Ps. 16:11—You will show me THE PATH of LIFE; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At YOUR RIGHT HAND are PLEASURES FOREVERMORE.) (Heb.1:13—But to which of the angels has He ever said: “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, till I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL?) (Heb.8:1—Now this is the MAIN POINT of the things we are saying: We have a 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.) (Heb.5:5—So also Christ did NOT glorify Himself to become HIGH PRIEST, but it was He who said to Him; YOU are MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN you. (6) As He also says in another place, YOU are a PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK.) Ps. 110:1—The Lord said to my Lord, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, till I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL. (2) The Lord shall send the ROD of YOUR STRENGTH out of ZION, RULE IN THE MIDST of YOUR ENEMIES. (3) Your people shall be VOLUNTEERS in the DAY OF YOUR POWER; in the beauties of HOLINESS, from the womb of the morning, YOU HAVE THE DEW OF YOUR YOUTH. (4) The Lord has SWORN and WILL NOT RELENT, YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER according to the order of MELCHIZEDEK.)

(Matt.7:13—Enter by the narrow gate; for WIDE is the GATE and BROAD is THE WAY that LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, and there are MANY who go in by IT. (14) because narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is THE WAY WHICH LEADS TO LIFE, and THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT.) (Joel 2:15—Alas for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; It shall come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.) (Ezekiel 13:5—You have NOT gone up into THE GAPS to BUILD A WALL for the house of ISRAEL to stand IN BATTLE ON THE DAY OF THE LORD.) (Ezekiel 22:30—So I SOUGHT FOR A MAN among them who would MAKE A WALL, and STAND IN THE GAP BEFORE ME on BEHALF OF THE LAND, that I SHOULD NOT DESTROY IT; but I FOUND NO ONE.) (Is.12:5—They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD and HIS WEAPONS of INDIGNATION, to DESTROY THE WHOLE LAND. (6) Wail for THE DAY OF THE LORD is at hand! It will come as DESTRUCTION from the ALMIGHTY.) (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.)

(Ps.90:3—YOU turn man TO DESTRUCTION, and say, RETURN, O CHILDREN of MEN.) (Is.10:22—For though your people, O ISRAEL, be as the SAND of THE SEA, Yet A REMNANT WILL RETURN; THE DESTRUCTION DECREED SHALL OVERFLOW WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS.)

(Is.48:17—Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of ISRAEL; I am the Lord your God, who LEADS YOU IN 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.)

Deut.30:15—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. (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. (23) The steps of a GOOD man are ordered by the Lord, and HE DELIGHTS in HIS WAY. (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.)

All Scripture is given by the New King James version except where otherwise specified. (KJV) Ps. 82:1—God standeth in the CONGREGATION of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods. (2) How long will you JUDGE UNJUSTLY, and accept the persons of the wicked? (3) DEFEND the POOR and FATHERLESS; do justice to the AFFLICTED and NEEDY. (4) DELIVER the POOR and NEEDY; rid them out of the hand of the wicked. (5) They do NOT KNOW, neither will they UNDERSTAND; they WALK ON in DARKNESS; ALL THE FOUNDATIONS of THE EARTH are OUT OF COURSE. (Eph.2:2—And you He made ALIVE, who were DEAD in TRESPASSES and SINS, (2) in which you once WALKED according to THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD, according to the PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR, the SPIRIT who now works in the sons of DISOBEDIENCE. (3) among whom also WE ALL ONCE conducted OURSELVES in the lusts of our flesh fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature CHILDREN OF WRATH just as the others.) (1 Thess.5:8—But let us who are of the DAY be SOBER putting on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE and as a HELMET the HOPE of SALVATION. (9) For God DID NOT appoint us to WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.)

(James 3:5—Even so the TONGUE is a little member and boasts great things, see how great a forest a LITTLE FIRE kindles! (6) And the TONGUE is a FIRE, A WORLD OF INIQUITY. The TONGUE is so set among our members that IT DEFILES THE WHOLE BODY, and SETS ON FIRE THE COURSE OF NATURE, and IT IS SET ON FIRE BY HELL. (8) But NO man can tame the TONGUE, it is an UNRULY EVIL, full of deadly POISON. (9) With it we BLESS our GOD and FATHER, and with it we CURSE MEN, who have been made in the SIMILITUDE of GOD. (10) Out of the same mouth proceed BLESSING and CURSING. (1 Peter 4:9—NOT returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary BLESSING, knowing that you were called to this, that you may INHERIT a BLESSING.) Returning to James 3:10--My brethren these things ought not to be so. (11) Does a SPRING send forth FRESH water and BITTER from the same opening? Gen.12:1—Now the Lord has said to ABRAHAM: Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your father’s house, to A LAND (promise 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 THOSE who CURSE you; and IN you ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.)

(Acts 4:23—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.3:29—And IF you are Christ’s THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to the PROMISE. Rom.3:13—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 RIGHTOUSNESS of FAITH.)

(Ps. 5—You who laid the FOUNDATIONS of the EARTH, so that it should NOT BE MOVED FOREVER, (6) You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. (7) At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. (8) They went up over the mountains; they went down into the valleys, to the place which You founded for them, (9) You have set a boundary that THEY MAY NOT PASS OVER, that they MAY NOT RETURN TO COVER THE EARTH. (10) He sends THE SPRINGS into the VALLEYS, which flow among the hills. (11) They give drink to EVERY beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. (13) He waters the hills from His upper chambers; THE EARTH IS SATISFIED WITH THE FRUIT OF YOUR WORKS.) (Ps.87:1—His foundation is in the HOLY mountains. (2) The Lord loves the gates of ZION more than all the dwellings of JACOB. (3) GLORIOUS THINGS are SPOKEN of YOU, O CITY OF GOD! (5) And of ZION it will be said, THIS ONE and THAT ONE were born in her; and the MOST HIGH HIMSELF shall ESTABLSIH HER. (7) Both the singers and the players on instruments say, ALL MY SPRINGS ARE IN YOU.) (Ps. 86:8—Among the gods there is NONE LIKE YOU, O Lord; nor are there any WORKS like YOUR WORKS. (9) ALL NATIONS whom You have made shall COME and WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, O Lord, and shall GLORIFY Your NAME. (10) For YOU ARE GREAT, and DO WONDROUS THINGS; YOU ALONE ARE GOD. (Is.45:22—LOOK to ME and be SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I AM GOD and THERE IS NO OTHER.

Returning to Ps.82:8--ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH; FOR THOU SHALT INHERIT ALL NATIONS. (Pro.31:8—OPEN your MOUTH for the SPEECHLESS, in the CAUSE of ALL who ARE APPOINTED TO DIE. (9) Open your mouth, JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY, and PLEAD THE CAUSE OF THE POOR and NEEDY. (NKJV) 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? Is it NOT very DARK, with NO brightness in it: (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 noise of Your stringed instruments. (24) But let JUSTICE RUN DOWN LIKE WATER and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty stream.

Is.42:1—Behold! MY SERVANT whom I UPHOLD, MY ELECT ONE in whom My soul DELIGHTS! I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM; HE WILL BRING FORTH JUSTICE to the GENTILES. (3) A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench He will bring forth JUSTICE FOR TRUTH. (4) HE WILL NOT BE DISCOURAGED, TILL HE HAS ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH. (Is.1;16—WASH YOURSELVES, make yourselves CLEAN; put away the EVIL of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, (17) learn to DO GOOD; seek JUSTICE, REPROVE the OPPRESSOR; DEFEND THE FATHERLESS, plead for the WIDOW. (23,b) They DO NOT DEFEND the FATHERLESS, NOR does THE CAUSE of the WIDOW come before them. (24) Therefore the Lord says, ah, I will rid Myself of my ADVERSARIES. And take VENGEANCE on MY ENEMIES. (1 Sam.2:10—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.2:1—Why do the NATIONS RAGE; and the people plot a VAIN THING? (2) The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, AGAINST THE LORD and AGAINST HIS ANOINTED, saying. (3) Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their CORDS from us. (3) He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; (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. (9) You shall BREAK them with A ROD of IRON; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Returning to Is.1:25--I will TURN MY HAND AGAINST you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy. (26) I will RESTORE YOUR JUDGES AS AT THE FIRST, and YOUR COUNSELORS AS AT THE BEGINNING. Afterward you shall be called THE CITY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the FAITHFUL CITY. (27) ZION shall be REDEEMED with JUSTICE, and her penitents with RIGHTEOUSNESS.)

(Ps. 74:21—Oh, do not let the OPPRESSED return ASHAMED! Let the POOR and NEEDY PRAISE YOUR NAME.) (Jere.22:16—He JUDGED the CAUSE of THE POOR and NEEDY; THEN IT WAS WELL. WAS THIS NOT KNOWING ME? Says the Lord.) (Ps.12:5—For the OPPRESSION of THE POOR, for the SIGHING of THE NEEDY, NOW I WILL ARISE says the Lord; I WILL SET HIM IN THE SAFETY FOR WHICH HE YEARNS.) (Is.60:1—ARISE, SHINE; for YOUR LIGHT HAS COME! (Is.49:6—Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to RAISE UP THE TRIBES OF JACOB, (Ps.24:6—THIS is JACOB the generation of those who SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) Returning to Is.49:6—And to RESTORE the PRESERVED ones of ISRAEL: I will also GIVE YOU AS A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. (John 12:46—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.) (2 Corin.6:14—Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has RIGHTEOUNESS with LAWLESSNESS? And what COMMUNION has LIGHT with DARKNESS?

(NKJV) Amos 5:18—Woe to you who DESIRE THE DAY OF THE LORD! 1 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, (6) therefore let us NOT SLEEP, as others do, but let us WATCH and be SOBER.(8) But let us who are of the DAY be SOBER putting on the BREASTPLATE of FAITH and LOVE, and as a HELMET the HOPE OF SALVATION. (9) For GOD DID NOT APPOINT us to WRATH, but to OBTAIN SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.)

(Returning to Amos 5:18--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? Is it NOT very DARK, with NO brightness in it: (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 noise of Your stringed instruments. (24) But let JUSTICE RUN DOWN LIKE WATER and RIGHTEOUSNESS like a mighty stream. Is.42:1—Behold! MY SERVANT whom I UPHOLD, MY ELECT ONE in whom My soul DELIGHTS! I HAVE PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM; HE WILL BRING FORTH JUSTICE to the GENTILES. (3) A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; HE will BRING FORTH JUSTICE for TRUTH. (4) HE WILL NOT BE DISCOURAGED, till He HAS ESTABLISHED JUSTICE IN THE EARTH.

(example) You must take the COURSE that leads to success.) A WAY; path; track; channel; ( The usual sequence of events or developments; regular order. (Ps. 16:11—You will show me THE PATH of LIFE; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At YOUR RIGHT HAND are PLEASURES FOREVERMORE.) (Matt.7:13—Enter by the narrow gate; for WIDE is the GATE and BROAD is THE WAY that LEADS TO DESTRUCTION, and there are MANY who go in by IT. (14) Because narrow is the gate and DIFFICULT is THE WAY which LEADS TO LIFE, and THERE are FEW WHO FIND IT.) (Course: A PART OF A MEAL SERVED AT ONE TIME.) (Communion: {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 hearts 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.) Is.45:22—LOOK TO ME and BE SAVED, ALL YOU ENDS OF THE EARTH! FOR I AM GOD, and THERE IS NO OTHER. (23) I have SWORN by MYSELF; THE WORD HAS GONE OUT OF MY MOUTH in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and SHALL NOT RETURN, that TO ME EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, every tongue shall take an oath . (24) He shall say, SURELY IN THE LORD I have RIGHTEOUSNESS and STRENGTH. TO HIM MEN SHALL COME,

(Ps.50:1—The Mighty One, God the Lord, has spoken and CALLED THE EARTH from THE RISING of THE SUN to its going down. (2) OUT OF ZION, the perfection of beauty, GOD WILL SHINE FORTH. (3) OUR GOD shall COME and SHALL NOT KEEP SILENT.) (Ps.65:2—PRAISE is awaiting You, O God, IN ZION; and TO YOU the VOW will 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.) Returning to Is. 45:24,b--and ALL shall be ASHAMED who are INCENSED AGAINST HIM, (25) IN THE LORD ALL THE DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL SHALL BE JUSTIFIED, and shall GLORY. (Looking back at verse 17—But ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED by the LORD with an EVERLASTING SALVATION; YOU SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED or DISGRACED FOREVER and EVER.

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. (Ps.22:6—THIS is JACOB, the GENERATION of those WHO SEEK HIM, who SEEK YOUR FACE.) 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 ISRAEL. (24) These also WHO ERRED IN SPIRIT WILL COME TO UNDERSTANDING, and those who MURMURED WILL LEARN DOCTRINE.

(Therefore JESUS taught us to pray like this: Matt.6:9—Our Father in heaven, HALLOWED be Your name. (10) YOUR KINGDOM COME YOUR WILL BE DONE on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN.) Heb.10:5—Therefore when He came into the world, He said: SACRIFICE and OFFERING you did NOT desire. But A BODY you have PREPARED for ME. (6) in burnt offerings and SACRIFICES for SIN YOU had NO PLEASURE;(7)Then I said, Behold I have come—In the VOLUME OF THE BOOK it is WRITTEN of ME—TO DO YOUR WILL, O GOD. (9) then He said, “Behold, I have come to do YOUR WILL, O GOD.” He takes away the FIRST that HE MAY ESTABLISH the SECOND. (The first covenant that He may establish the second covenant.)

(Ps.40:6—SACRIFICE and OFFERING You DID NOT DESIRE; My ears You have opened: Burnt offering and sin offering YOU DID NOT REQUIRE. (7) Then I said, “Behold, I come; IN THE SCROLL OF THE BOOK it is WRITTEN OF ME. (8) I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, O MY GOD, and YOUR LAW is within MY HEART. (9) I have proclaimed the GOOD NEWS of RIGHTEOUSNESS in the GREAT CONGREGATION. (10) I have NOT HIDDEN YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS within MY HEART; I have declared YOUR FAITHFULNESS and YOUR SALVATION; I have NOT concealed YOUR LOVINGKINDNESS and YOUR TRUTH from the GREAT CONGREGATION.

(Ps.22:25—My praise shall be of YOU in the GREAT CONGREGATION; I WILL PAY MY VOWS before those who FEAR HIM. (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. (John 5:30—I can of MYSELF DO NOTHING. As I HEAR I judge; and MY JUDGMENT is RIGHTEOUS, because I DO NOT SEEK MY OWN WILL but THE WILL of THE FATHER who SENT ME. (Ps.2:7—I WILL declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, YOU ARE MY SON, today I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU. (8) ASK of ME and I WILL give YOU, the NATIONS for YOUR INHERITANCE and THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for YOUR POSSESSION.)

Ps.9:13—Have mercy on me, O Lord! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the GATES of DEATH, (14) That I may tell of all YOUR PRAISE in the gates of the DAUGHTER of ZION. I WILL REJOICE IN YOUR SALVATION. (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, (12) 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.62:1—For ZION’S SAKE I will NOT hold MY PEACE, and for JERUSALEM’S SAKE I WILL NOT REST, until her RIGHTEOUSNESS goes forth as BRIGHTNESS, and HER SALVATION AS A LAMP THAT BURNS. (Remember the 10 virgins?) (1 kings 15:4—Nevertheless for DAVID’S SAKE the Lord his God gave him A LAMP in JERUSALEM, by SETTING UP HIS SON after him and by ESTABLISHING JERUSALEM; (5) because DAVID did what was RIGHT in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.) Ps.135:21—Blessed be the LORD out of ZION, who DWELLS in JERUSALEM.

Luke 1:31—And behold, you (Mary) 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. 59:13,b—And LET THEM KNOW that GOD RULES IN JACOB to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) (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.

(Is.55:3—INCLINE you EAR, and COME TO ME. HEAR and your SOUL shall LIVE; and I will make an EVERLASTING COVENANT WITH YOU—THE SURE MERCIES of DAVID. (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. (70) He also CHOSE DAVID his servant, and took him form the sheepfolds.)

Returning to Is.55:4--Indeed I have given him as A WITNESS to the people, a leader and commander for the people. (5) Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, and NATIONS who do NOT KNOW you shall RUN TO YOU, BECAUSE OF THE LORD YOUR GOD, and THE HOLY ONE of ISRAEL; for HE HAS GLORIFIED YOU. (7) Let the WICKED forsake HIS WAY, and the UNRIGHTEOUS man his thoughts, LET HIM RETURN TO THE LORD, and HE WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIM; and to OUR GOD, for HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON. (8) For My thoughts are NOT your thoughts, NOR are YOUR WAYS My WAYS, says the Lord. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are MY WAYS HIGHER than YOUR WAYS, and My thoughts than your thoughts. (10) For as THE RAIN comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there, but WATER the EARTH, and makes it BRING FORTH and BUD,

(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.) (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.) Heb.9:28, b—To those who eagerly WAIT for HIM HE WILL APPEAR A SECOND TIME, APART FROM SIN FOR SALVATION.) Returning to Is.55:10,b-that it may give SEED to THE SOWER and BREAD to the EATER.)

(KJV) Ps.22:30—A SEED shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a GENERATION. (31) They shall COME, and shall declare HIS RIGHTOUSNESS unto a people that SHALL BE BORN, that HE HATH DONE THIS.) (Jere.51:10—The Lord has REVEALED OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, come and let us declare in ZION the WORK OF THE LORD.) (Ps.18:50—GREAT DELIVERANCE giveth he to his king; and sheweth MERCY to his ANOINTED, to DAVID, and to HIS SEED FOR EVERMORE.) (Ps.25:12—What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH in THE WAY that HE SHALL CHOOSE. (13) His soul shall dwell at ease; and HIS SEED shall INHERIT THE EARTH.)

(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.

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. (Pro.13:12-HOPE DEFERRED make the HEART SICK, but when the DESIRE COME, it is A TREE OF LIFE.)


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Mitzi Busby 17 Apr 2009
You are flourishing in His Truth, dear sister. If we would only speak His Words to our hearts a few minutes a day, our lives would be sooo different. His scriptures are life to our souls like the breath we breathe or the food we eat. It is good medicine! Thank you for the way you present His Truths as He directs.
Gloria Laroza T. 17 Apr 2009
As learner (disciple) for Christ, God shows me fresh meaning to His Word each time. For example, "bearing much fruit" as a disciple for Christ.(John 15:8; Galatians 5:22) I am praying that this course of study you compiled from The Word will enlighten me and others more to the Truth. I pray that one of these days, all the Fruit of the Spirit will manifest in my life and be an effective witness for Him. You are a blessing, Sis!Thank you for taking the time to remind us of God's message through the Scriptures. Love, Gloria
Peggy Yengling 17 Apr 2009
Dear Sharon… Oh, how we long to be disciples of the Lord! We seek Him in His Word, and seek to absorb His Truth. For we know that will, indeed, set us free from our fears, worries, anger and guilt. And, it will free us to be able to share HIS WORD with others because we will be filled with His Truth. His GLORY will be evident in our worship as His Spirit flows through us. We need to trust God and not depend upon our own knowledge and insights. If we lean upon Him, He will light our way. Others will see HIS Light in us and will begin to seek Him themselves. Once they find HIM, they will find LIFE! But, we need to make this an on-going learning process – each day, God will teach us what we need to know. We will never be finished with our learning. Instead, we will be like sponges soaking up God’s Word, day after day, hour after hour. When we abide in the Lord and HIS WORD, we will be able to glorify Him and become fruitful in our work for Him. We become His Disciples! I love you…Peggy




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