Look To Me And Be Saved All You Ends Of The Earth For I Am God And There Is No Other
by Sharon McClean
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Is.45:22—Look to Me and be SAVED, all you ENDS OF THE EARTH! For I am God and there is NO OTHER. Deut.3:24—O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your GREATNESS and Your MIGHTY HAND, for WHAT GOD is there in HEAVEN or on EARTH who can do anything like YOUR WORKS and YOUR MIGHTY DEEDS? John14:10—Do you NOT believe that I am IN the FATHER, and the FATHER IN ME? The words that I speak to you I do NOT speak on My OWN AUTHORITY, but THE FATHER who dwells in Me DOES THE WORKS. (11) Believe Me that I am IN the FATHER and the FATHER IN ME, for the SAKE OF THE WORKS THEMSELVES. (12) Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, THE WORKS that I do HE WILL DO ALSO, and GREATER WORKS THAN THESE he will do BECAUSE I GO TO MY FATHER. (13) And whatever you ask in My name that I WILL DO, that the FATHER may be GLORIFIED in the SON.
(John 17:1,b—GLORIFY Your Son, that Your Son also may GLORIFY You, (Is.49:3—And He said to me, You are My servant O ISRAEL, in whom I WILL BE GLORIFIED.(5) And now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to BRING JACOB BACK TO HIM, so that ISRAEL is GATHERED to Him for I shall be GLORIOUS in the EYES of the Lord, and MY GOD shall be MY STRENGTH, (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.) (Gen.35:10—And God said to him, “Your name is JACOB: your name shall NOT be called JACOB anymore, but ISRAEL shall be your name. So He called his name ISRAEL.) Returning to Is.49:6,b—I will also give You as a LIGHT to THE GENTILES, that YOU SHOULD BE MY SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.)
Returning to John 17:2--as You have given Him AUTHORITY OVER ALL FLESH, that He should give ETERNAL LIFE to AS MANY (all) as You have given Him. (3) And THIS is ETERNAL LIFE, that they may KNOW YOU, the only TRUE GOD, and Jesus Christ whom You have SENT. (Heb.8:10—For THIS is THE COVENANT that I will make with the house of ISRAEL after those days says the Lord: I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.(Is.51:16—And 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 foundations of the earth, and SAY TO ZION, ‘YOU ARE MY PEOPLE.’ Returning to Heb.8:11--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. (Joel 2:28—And it shall come to pass afterward THAT I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions; (29) and also on My menservants and on my maidservants I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS; (32) And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be SAVED. For in MOUNT ZION and in JERUSALEM there shall be DELIVERANCE, as the Lord has said, among THE REMNANT whom the Lord CALLS. (Returning to Heb.8:12--For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS and their SINS and their LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.)
Returning to John 17:3—And this is ETERNAL LIFE that they may KNOW You and JESUS CHRIST whom YOU HAVE SENT.) (John 6:28—Then they said to Him, “What shall WE DO, that we MAY WORK the WORKS of GOD? (19) Jesus answered and said to them, “THIS is THE WORK of GOD that you BELIEVE in HIM whom He SENT. 1 John 4:9—In THIS the LOVE of God was manifested toward us, that GOD HAS SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD, that we might LIVE THROUGH HIM. (13) By THIS we know that we ABIDE in HIM and HE IN US, because HE HAS GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT. (14) And we have seen (in the word) and testify that the FATHER has SENT the SON as SAVIOR of the WORLD. (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.) (John 3:19—For GOD so LOVED the WORLD that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whoever BELIEVES in HIM should NOT PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. (17) For God did NOT SEND His Son into the world to CONDEMN the WORLD, but that the WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED.)
2 Kings 19:15—Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said:” O Lord God of ISRAEL, the one who dwells BETWEEN THE CHERUBIM, YOU ARE GOD, YOU ALONE, of ALL THE KINGDOMS of the EARTH. YOU have made heaven and earth.
(Exodus 25:21—You (Moses) shall put the MERCY SEAT on top of THE ARK, and in the ARK you shall put the testimony that I will give you. (22) And THERE I WILL MEET WITH YOU, and I WILL SPEAK WITH YOU from above the MERCY SEAT, (Not the judgment seat) (Ps.118:29—Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD! For His mercy endures FOREVER.) (James 2:13—MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGMENT.) 2 Sam.6:2—And DAVID arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale Judah to BRING UP FROM THERE THE ARK OF GOD, whose NAME IS CALLED by THE NAME, THE LORD OF HOSTS, WHO DWELLS BETWEEN THE CHERUBIM.. Returning to Exodus 25:21—And THERE I will MEET with you and SPEAK with you from BETWEEN THE TWO CHERUBIM which are ON THE ARK of the TESTIMONY of ALL THINGS which I will give you in COMMANDMENT to the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.)
(John 16:13—However, when HE , the SPIRIT of TRUTH HAS COME, He will GUIDE YOU INTO ALL TRUTH; for HE WILL NOT SPEAK ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY, but whatever He hears He will speak; and HE WILL TELL YOU THINGS TO COME, (14) He will GLORIFY ME, for He will take of what is Mine and DECLARE it to You. (15) ALL THINGS that the FATHER has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and DECLARE it to you.) (John 16:7—Nevertheless I tell you THE TRUTH. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, THE HELPER WILL NOT COME TO YOU, but if I depart, I WILL SEND HIM TO YOU. (8) And when He has come, He WILL CONVICT THE WORLD OF SIN, and of RIGHTEOUSNESS and of JUDGMENT: (9) ‘OF SIN, because they DO NOT BELIEVE IN ME; (10) of RIGHTEOUSNESS, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more, (11) of JUDGMENT because THE RULER OF THIS WORLD IS JUDGED. (Ps.96:10—Say among THE NATIONS, THE LORD REIGNS; the WORLD IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED, IT shall NOT BE MOVED; He shall JUDGE the peoples RIGHTEOUSLY.) Ps. 93:14—For the Lord will NOT CAST OFF HIS PEOPLE, nor will He FORSAKE HIS INHERITANCE. (15) But JUDGMENT will return to RIGHTEOUSNESS, and ALL THE UPRIGHT in heart will follow it. (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, (71,b) to shepherd JACOB HIS PEOPLE, and ISRAEL HIS INHERITANCE. (Zech.3:2—And the Lord said to Satan, THE LORD REBUKE YOU, SATAN! The Lord WHO HAS CHOSEN JERUSALEM REBUKE YOU!) (Ps.135:21—Blessed be the Lord OUT of ZION, who DWELLS IN JERUSALEM.) (Ps.132:13—For the Lord HAS CHOSEN ZION; He has desired if for HIS HABITATION; (14) THIS is MY RESTING 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.)
1 Sam.4:3—And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines? LET US BRING UP THE ARK of the COVENANT of the Lord from SHILOAH (sent) TO US, that when it comes among us it may SAVE US from THE HAND OF OUR ENEMIES. (Luke 1:68—Blessed is the Lord God of ISRAEL, for He has visited and redeemed HIS PEOPLE, (69) And He has raised up a horn of SALVATION for US in the house of His servant DAVID, (70) As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began, (71) THAT WE SHOULD BE SAVED FROM OUR ENEMIES and from the hand of all who HATE us. (72) To perform the MERCY PROMISED to OUR FATHERS (Luke 1:34—He has helped His servant ISRAEL, in REMEMBRANCE of HIS MERCY, (58) As He spoke to OUR FATHERS, to ABRAHAM and to his SEED FOREVER) (Gal. 3:29—And IF you are Christ’s, THEN you are ABRAHAM’S SEED and HEIRS according to THE PROMISE.) (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 RIGHTOUSNESS of FAITH.)
(returning to Luke 1:72-- and to REMEMBER HIS HOLY COVENANT, (73) The OATH which HE SWORE to OUR FATHER ABRAHAM; (74) To grant us that we, being DELIVERED from the hand of OUR ENEMIES, might SERVE HIM WITHOUT FEAR, (75) in HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS before Him ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES.)
Ps.105:7—He is the Lord our God: HIS JUDGMENTS are in ALL the EARTH. (8) He has REMEMBERED HIS COVENANT FOREVER, THE WORD which He commanded for a THOUSAND GENERATIONS. (9) THE COVENANT which He made with ABRAHAM, and HIS OATH to ISAAC, (10) and CONFIRMED it to JACOB for a STATUTE, to ISRAEL for an EVERLASTING COVENANT. Gen.9:12—And God said: THIS is THE SIGN of the COVENANT which I make BETWEEN ME and YOU, and EVERY LIVING CREATURE that is with you, for PERPETUAL GENERATIONS: I set MY RAINBOW in THE CLOUD, and it shall be for the SIGN of the COVENANT between ME and THE EARTH. (16) The RAINBOW shall be in the CLOUD, and I will LOOK on IT to REMEMBER the EVERLASTING COVENANT between GOD and EVERY LIVING CREATURE of ALL FLESH that is on THE EARTH. Col.1:19—For it pleased the FATHER that in HIM all the FULLNESS should DWELL. (20) And BY HIM to RECONCILE ALL THINGS TO HIMSELF, by HIM, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made PEACE through the BLOOD OF HIS CROSS. (23) If indeed you continue in THE FAITH, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the HOPE OF THE GOSPEL which you HEARD, which was PREACHED to EVERY CREATURE under HEAVEN, of which I, PAUL, became a MINISTER.)
Mark 1:1—The BEGINNING of THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,(2) As it is written in the prophets: Behold, I SEND My messenger before Your face, who will PREPARE Your WAY before You. (3) The VOICE of ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS: PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD, make HIS PATHS STRAIGHT. (Is.40:5—The 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 its loveliness is like the flower of the field. (7) The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it: (8) The grass withers, the flower fades, BUT THE WORD OF OUR GOD STANDS FOREVER. (1 Peter 1:24—because ALL FLESH is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, (25) But THE WORD OF OUR LORD ENDURES FOREVER. Now this is THE WORD which by THE GOSPEL was preached to you. (Gal.3:8—And the Scripture, foreseeing that GOD would JUSTIFY THE NATIONS by FAITH, preached THE GOSPEL to ABRAHAM beforehand, saying, “IN YOU ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE BLESSED. (9) So then those who are of FAITH are BLESSED with BELIEVING ABRAHAM.) (Returning to Is.40:0--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.!”
(2 Corin. 5:18—Now ALL THINGS are of GOD, who has RECONCILED US TO HIMSELF through JESUS CHRIST, and has GIVEN TO US THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION, (19) that is THAT GOD WAS IN CHRIST RECONCILING THE WORLD TO HIMSELF, NOT IMPUTING THEIR TRESSPASSES TO THEM, and has COMMITED to us THE WORD OF RECONCILATION.) Returning to Gen 9:17--And God said to Noah, “This is the SIGN of the COVENANT which I have ESTABLISHED between ME and ALL FLESH that is on the EARTH. (Rev.10:1—And I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with A CLOUD. And a RAINBOW was on his head, (Is.49:8b—I will preserve YOU and GIVE YOU AS A COVENANT to the people TO RESTORE THE EARTH.) Returning to Rev.10:1--his FACE was like THE SUN, and His feet like pillars of fire.) (Eze.1:28—Like the APPEARANCE of a RAINBOW in a CLOUD on a RAINY DAY, so was the appearance of the LIKENESS OF THE GLORY OF THE LORD.) (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.44:3—For I will pour WATER on him who is THIRSTY, and floods on the dry ground; I WILL POUR MY SPIRIT ON YOUR DESCENDANTS, and MY BLESSING ON YOUR OFFSPRING: (4) They will SPRING UP among the grass like willow by the watercourses. (5) One will say, I AM THE LORD’S, another will call himself by the NAME of JACOB; another will write with his hand, “The Lord’s.’ and name himself by the name of ISRAEL.)
(Is.46:9—REMEMBER 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 of my pleasure. (12) Listen to Me, you STUBBORN-HEARTED, who are far from RIGHTEOUSNESS; (13) I BRING MY RIGHTEOUSNESS NEAR, it shall not be far off; MY SALVATION shall NOT LINGER. And I will place SALVATION in ZION, for ISRAEL MY GLORY. (Is.51:1—Listen to Me, you who FOLLOW AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS, you who SEEK THE LORD; Look to the ROCK from which you were HEWN, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug. (2) LOOK to ABRAHAM your FATHER, and to SARAH who BORE you, for I called him ALONE and BLESSED him and INCREASED him. (3) For the Lord will COMFORT ZION, He will COMFORT all her WASTE places; He will make her WILDERNESS like EDEN, and her DESERT like THE GARDEN of the LORD; JOY and GLADNESS will be FOUND in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. (4) “Listen to Me, MY PEOPLE, and give ear to Me, O My NATION. For law will proceed from Me, and I will make MY JUSTICE REST as a LIGHT OF THE PEOPLES. (5) MY RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NEAR, MY SALVATION has gone FORTH, and MY ARMS will JUDGE THE PEOPLES, the COASTLANDS will wait upon Me, and on My arm they will TRUST. (7) Listen to Me, you who know RIGHTEOUSNESS, you people in whose heart is My law; DO NOT FEAR THE REPROACH OF MEN, nor be afraid of their revilings. (8) For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool; but MY RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL BE FOREVER, and MY SALVATION FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. (11) So the RANSOMED of THE LORD shall RETURN, and come to ZION with singing, with EVERLASTING JOY on their heads; they shall OBTAIN JOY and GLADNESS, and SORROW and SIGHING SHALL F LEE AWAY. (Jere.3:14—RETURN, O backsliding children, says the Lord, FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION. (16) And I will give you SHEPHERDS according to MY HEART, who will FEED YOU with KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING.) 1 sam.15:22--“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in OBEYING the voice of THE LORD? Behold, to OBEY is better than SACRIFICE, and to HEED than the FAT of RAMS. (23) For REBELLION is as the sin of WITCHCRAFT, and STUBBORNESS is as INIQUITY and IDOLATRY.)
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. (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. (21) Take HEED, DO NOT TURN TO INIQUITY, for you have chosen THIS rather than AFFLICTION.)
(Jere.32:39—Then I will give them ONE HEART and ONE WAY, that they may 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.) (Is.45:5—I am the Lord, and THERE IS NO OTHER; There is NO God BESIDES ME. I will gird you, though you have not known me, (6) That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME. I AM THE LORD and there is NO OTHER; (7) I form the light and create darkness, I make PEACE and CREATE CALAMITY. I the Lord, DO ALL THESE THINGS.)
(Pro.2:21—For THE UPRIGHT will DWELL IN THE LAND, and the BLAMLESS WILL REMAIN IT; (22) But the WICKED will be CUT OFF from the EARTH, and the UNFAITHFUL WILL BE UPROOTED FROM IT. Pro.13:14—The law of the wise is A FOUNTAIN OF LIFE to TURN ONE AWAY from the SNARES OF DEATH. (Pro.14:12—There is A WAY that SEEMS RIGHT to a man, but ITS END is THE WAY OF DEATH. Returning to Pro.13:15--GOOD UNDERSTANDING gains FAVOR, but the WAY of THE UNFAITHFUL IS HARD. Jere.42:5—Then they said to Jeremiah, “let the Lord be a TRUE and FAITHFUL WITNESS between us, if we do not do according to everything which the Lord your God sends us by you. (6) Whether it is PLEASING or DISPLEASING, WE WILL OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD OUR GOD to whom we send you, that it MAY BE WILL WITH US WHEN WE OBEY THE VOICE OF THE LORD OUR GOD.(7) And it happened after ten days that THE WORD OF THE LORD came to JEREMIAH. (9) and he said to them, Thus SAYS THE LORD, THE GOD OF ISRAEL, to whom you sent me to present your petition before Him: (10) If you will still ABIDE IN THIS LAND, (promise land) then I will BUILD you and NOT PULL you DOWN, and I WILL PLANT YOU and NOT PLUCK YOU UP. For I RELENT CONCERNING THE DISASTER THAT I HAVE BROUGHT UPON YOU.) (Joel 2:12—Now, therefore, says the Lord, “Turn to Me with ALL YOUR HEART, with FASTING, with WEEPING, and with MOURNING. (13) So rend your heart, and not your garments; RETURN to THE LORD YOUR GOD, FOR HE IS GRACIOUS and MERCIFUL, SLOW to ANGER, and of GREAT KINDNESS; and HE RELENTS FROM DOING HARM. (14) Who knows if HE WILL TURN and RELENT, and LEAVE A BLESSING BEHIND HIM—(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.)
(Amos 9:6—For surely I will command, and will SIFT the house of ISRAEL among ALL NATIONS, as grain is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. (10) ALL the SINNERS of MY PEOPLE shall DIE BY THE SWORD, who say, “The CALAMITY shall NOT OVERTAKE US NOR CONFRONT US. (11) On that day I will RAISE UP THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID, which has FALLEN DOWN, and REPAIR ITS DAMAGES; I will RAISE UP ITS RUINS and REBUILD IT as in the days of old. (12) That they may possess the remnant of EDOM, (Gen.36:1—Now this is the genealogy of ESAU who is EDOM) (Jere.49:10—But I have made ESAU bare; I have uncovered his secret places, and He shall not be able to hide himself. His descendants are plundered, his brethren and his neighbors, and he is no more. (11) LEAVE YOUR FATHERLESS CHILDREN, I WILL PRESERVE THEM ALIVE; and let your widows trust in Me. (Rom.9:13—As it is written. JACOB I have LOVED, but ESAU I have HATED. (15) For He says to MOSES, I will have MERCY on WHOMEVER I will have MERCY, and I will have COMPASSION on WHOMEVER I will have COMPASSION. (16) So then IT IS NOT OF HIM WHO WILLS, nor of HIM WHO RUNS, but OF GOD WHO SHOWS MERCY.
Returning to Amos 9: 12--and ALL THE GENTILES who ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, says the Lord. (15) I WILL PLANT THEM IN THEIR LAND, and NO LONGER SHALL THEY BE PULLED UP from the land I have GIVEN them, says the Lord your God.
Returning to 1 Sam.4:4- So the people sent to SHILOH, (PEACE) that they might bring from there the ARK of THE COVENANT OF THE LORD of HOSTS, WHO DWELLS BETWEEN THE CHERUBIM. (5) And when THE ARK OF THE COVENANT of THE LORD CAME INTO CAMP, ALL ISRAEL SHOUTED SO LOUDLY THAT THE EARTH SHOOK.. 2 Chron.5:2—Now SOLOMON assembled the elders of ISRAEL and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL, in JERUSALEM, THAT THEY MIGHT BRING the ARK OF THE COVENANT of THE LORD up from the CITY OF DAVID, WHICH IS ZION. (10) There WAS NOTHING in THE ARK EXCEPT THE TWO TABLETS WHICH MOSES PUT THERE at HOREB, when the Lord made a COVENANT with THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, when they had come out of EGYPT. (Deut. 5:1—And MOSES called ALL ISRAEL, and said to them: “HEAR O ISRAEL, the STATUTES and JUDGEMENTS which I speak IN YOUR HEARING today that you may LEARN them and be careful to OBSERVE them. (2) The Lord OUR GOD made a COVENANT with us in HOREB. (3) The Lord DID NOT make this COVENANT with our FATHERS, but WITH US, THOSE WHO ARE HERE TODAY, ALL OF US WHO ARE ALIVE.
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 DREADUFL DAY OF THE LORD. (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.) Returning to Mal.4:6--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.
(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. (looking back at verse 9: I will also GIVE YOU as A LIGHT to the GENTILES, that YOU should be MY SALVATION to THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.) Is. 61:8—For I the Lord, love JUSTICE; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work IN TRUTH, and will make with them AN EVERLASTING COVENANT. (9) Their DESCENDANTS shall be known AMONG THE GENTILES, and their OFFSPRING AMONG THE PEOPLE. ALL WHO SEE THEM SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, that THEY ARE THE POSTERITY WHOM THE LORD HAS BLESSED. (10) I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; for HE HAS CLOTHED ME WITH THE GARMENTS of SALVATION, He has covered me with the ROBE of RIGHTEOUSNESS, AS A BRIDEGROOM decks himself with ORNAMENTS, and as a BRIDE adorns herself with JEWELS. (11) For as the earth brings forth its bud, as THE GARDEN CAUSES the things that are sown in it to SPRING FORTH, so the Lord God will cause RIGHTEOUSNESS and PRAISE to SPRING FORTH before ALL NATIONS. 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. (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 NOR FORSAKEN.
Heb. 12:22—But you have come to MOUNT ZION and to THE CITY of the LIVING GOD, the HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, (Gal.4:but the JERUSALEM ABOVE IS FREE, which is the mother of us all. (Sarah) (22) For it is written that ABRAHAM had TWO sons: the one by a BONDWOMAN, the other by a FREEWOMAN. Returning to Heb.12:24—To JESUS the MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT. (Heb.9:15—And for THIS REASON He is THE MEDIATOR of THE NEW COVENANT, by means of DEATH, for THE REDEMPTION of the TRANSGRESSIONS UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT, that those who ARE CALLED, may receive THE PROMISE of the ETERNAL INHERITANCE. (16) For where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the DEATH OF THE TESTATOR. (17) For a testament is in force after men are DEAD, since it has NO POWER AT ALL WHILE THE TESTATOR LIVES. (18) Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. (19) For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the BLOOD of calves and goats, with water, scarlet, wool, and hyssop, and SPRINKLED both THE BOOK ITSELF and ALL THE PEOPLE, (20) “THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WHICH GOD HAS COMMANDED YOU. (22) And according to the law almost all things are purged with blood, and without shedding of blood there is NO remission. (Heb.12:24—(We have come 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, while Christ was the Lamb that was sacrificed.) (So by FAITH we take the BLOOD OF SPRINKLING and sprinkle the NEW TESTAMENT and ALL THE PEOPLE WITH IT, saying “THIS IS THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT WHICH GOD HAS COMMANDED YOU?)
Heb.86—For if He were ON EARTH, He would NOT be a PRIEST, since there are priests who offer gifts according to the law. (6) But 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, (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 his mind and write them on their hearts; and I WILL BE THEIR GOD, and THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
2 Chron.20:5---Then Jehoshaphat, stood in the CONGREGATION of JUDAH and JERUSALEM, in the house of the Lord, before the NEW COURT, (6) and said: “O Lord God of OUR FATHERS, are YOU NOT GOD IN HEAVEN, and do YOU NOT RULE OVER ALL THE KINGDOMS of THE NATIONS, and in YOUR HAND is there NOT POWER and MIGHT, so that NO ONE IS ABLE TO WITHSTAND YOU? (7) Are YOU NOT OUR GOD, who drove out the inhabitants of THIS LAND (promise land?) before Your people ISRAEL, and GAVE IT TO THE DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM YOUR FRIEND FOREVER? 1 Tim.2:1—Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for ALL MEN, (2) for kings and ALL who are in AUTHORITY, that we may lead a QUIET and PEACEABLE LIFE in all GODLINESS and reverence. (3) For THIS is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE in the sight of GOD our SAVIOR (4) who desires ALL MEN to be SAVED and 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.
Is.61:1—The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has ANOINTED Me to preach GOOD TIDINGS to THE POOR; He has sent Me to HEAL the BROKENHEARTED, to PROCLAIM LIBERTY to the CAPTIVES, and the OPENING of the PRISON to those who are bound. (2) TO PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD, and the day of VENGEANCE of our God; (Is.34:8—For it is the DAY OF THE LORD’S VENGEANCE. THE YEAR OF RECOMPENSE for the CAUSE of ZION.) (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 distracted by their NOISE, so THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS WILL COME DOWN TO FIGHT FOR MOUNT ZION and for ITS HILL. (5) Like BIRDS flying about, (I’ll fly away O glory?) so will the Lord of hosts DEFEND JERUSALEM. Defending, He will also deliver it; Passing over, He will preserve it.) (Ps.135:21—Blessed be the Lord out of ZION, who dwells in JERUSALEM. Praise the Lord!)
Returning to Is.61:2—To comfort ALL who MOURN, (3) to console those who MOURN in ZION, to give them BEAUTY for ASHES, the OIL OF JOY for MOURNING, the garment of PRAISE for the SPIRIT of HEAVINESS, that THEY MAY BE CALLED TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, the PLANTING of the LORD, that HE MAY BE GLORIFIED. (Is.51:16—And 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.’
Is.28:16—Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold I LAY in ZION a STONE for a FOUNDATION, a tried STONE, a PRECIOUS CORNERSTONE, a SURE FOUNDATION; whoever believes will not act hastily. 1 Peter 2:4—Coming to Him as to a LIVING STONE, REJECTED by MEN, but CHOSEN by God and PRECIOUS, (5) you also as LIVING STONES, are being built up a SPIRITUAL HOUSE, a HOLY PRIESTHOOD, to offer up SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES ACCEPTABLE to GOD through Jesus Christ. (6) Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I LAY IN ZION a CHIEF CORNERSTONE, ELECT, PRECIOUS, and he who BELIEVES on HIM will by NO MEANS be put to SHAME. (7) Therefore, to you who believe, He is PRECIOUS, but to those who are DISOBEDIENT, “THE STONE which the builders REJECTED has become the CHIEF CORNERSTONE.) Returning to Is.28:17--Also I will make JUSTICE the MEASURING LINE, and RIGHTEOUSNESS the PLUMMET, the hail will SWEEP AWAY THE LIES, and the WATERS will OVERFLOW the HIDING PLACE.
2 Corin. 6:2—For He says: In an ACCEPTABLE TIME I have HEARD you, and in the DAY OF SALVTION 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.
Deut.4:35—To you it was SHOWN, that you MIGHT KNOW THAT THE LORD HIMSELF IS GOD; THERE IS NONE BESIDES HIM. (36) Out of HEAVEN He let you HEAR HIS VOICE, that HE MIGHT INSTRUCT you; on earth He SHOWED you HIS GREAT FIRE, and you HEARD HIS WORDS out of the midst of the FIRE. (Jere.23:20—Is NOT MY WORD LIKE A FIRE? Says the Lord, and like a HAMMER that breaks the rock in pieces.) Returning to Deut.4:37—And because He loved YOUR FATHERS, therefore HE CHOSE their DESCENDANTS AFTER THEM; and He brought you out of EGYPT with HIS PRESENCE, with HIS MIGHTY POWER, (4) driving out from before you NATIONS greater and mightier than you, to BRING YOU IN, to give you THEIR LAND (Promise land?) as an INHERITANCE as IT IS THIS DAY. (39) Therefore Know THIS DAY, and CONSIDER it in your HEART, that the LORD HIMSELF IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE and ON THE EARTH BENEATH; THERE IS NO OTHER.
Is. 41:8—But you ISRAEL, are My servant, JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN, (John 15:16—You DID NOT CHOOSE ME, but I CHOSE you and appointed you that you should go and BEAR FRUIT, and that your FRUIT SHOULD REMAIN, that WHATEVER you ASK THE FATHER in MY NAME He may GIVE you. (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. So He called HIS NAME ISRAEL (11) Also God said to him: “I AM GOD ALMIGHTY. Be FRUITFUL (Is.27:6—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 Gen.35:11—Be FRUITFUL and MULTIPLY; a NATION and a company of NATIONS shall PROCEED FROM YOU, and kings shall come from your body. (12) The land (promise land? Which I gave ABRAHAM and ISAAC I GIVE to YOU; and to YOUR DESCENDANTS AFTER YOU I GIVE THIS LAND. Is.41:8—But you ISRAEL, are My servant JACOB, whom I HAVE CHOSEN. The DESCENDANTS of ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. (9) You whom I have TAKEN FROM THE ENDS OF THE EARTH and called from its farthest regions and said to you, you are my servant, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU and have NOT CAST YOU AWAY. (10) Fear NOT, for I am WITH YOU; be not dismayed, for I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN you, (Ps.68:35—O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. THE GOD OF ISRAEL is HE who gives STRENGTH and POWER to HIS PEOPLE.) Returning to Is.41:10--YES, I WILL HELP YOU. I will UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND. (14) Fear not, you worm JACOB, you men of ISRAEL! I WILL HELP you, says the Lord and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Deut.33:29—Happy are you, O ISRAEL! Who is like you, a people SAVED by the LORD, the SHIELD of YOUR HELP and the SWORD of your MAJESTY! Your enemies shall submit to you, and you shall tread down their high places. (2 Chron.32:8—With him is an arm OF FLESH, but with us is THE LORD OUR GOD to HELP US and to FIGHT OUR BATTLES.) (Ps.3:3—But You, O Lord, are A SHIELD for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. (4) I cried to the Lord with my voice, and HE HEARD me from HIS HOLY HILL. (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.20:2—May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the GOD of JACOB DEFEND you: (2) May He send you HELP from the sanctuary, and STRENGTHEN you out of ZION (4) May He grant you according to your heart’s DESIRE, and fulfill all your purpose. (5) We will rejoice in YOUR SALVATION, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
Ps.37:34—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. (38) But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The FUTURE of the WICKED shall be CUT OFF. (39) But the SALVATION of the RIGHTEOUS is from the LORD; He is THEIR STRENGTH in the time of TROUBLE. (40) and the Lord shall HELP them and DELIVER them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, and SAVE THEM, because they TRUST in HIM. (Ps.9:9—The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. (10) And those who know your name will put THEIR TRUST IN YOU; for you Lord, HAVE NOT FORSAKEN THOSE WHO SEEK YOU. (11) Sing praises to the Lord, who DWELLS in ZION! Declare His deeds among the people. (Ps.25:12—Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall HE TEACH IN THE WAY THAT HE CHOOSES, (13) He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH.(14) The SECRET of THE LORD is with those who FEAR HIM, and HE WILL SHOW THEM HIS COVENANT.
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Heavenly Father, I thank you for speaking your word through Sharon. Sharon, thank you for writing God's Word.
Dear Sharon, What a vital message for us today! While the world seeks everywhere for fulfillment, peace and meaning, the TRUE MEANING OF LIFE lies right before us, in Jesus Christ whom the Father sent to save us! HE IS THE ONLY ONE who can save us and bring LIFE to us. And to think that all we need to do is to call upon Him and sincerely seek Him! God sent HIS SON into the world to save us, not to condemn us…BUT, we need to obey His Word (all of it) and believe in HIS SON in order to be saved. Then, we shall receive His Grace and His mercy, which triumphs over the laws of man. For GOD'S Word endures forever. God wants reconciliation with His world – He wants it restored. But, we have to do our part and TRUST HIM as we OBEY HIM. This is a message to ring out to the world, Sharon! God bless you for being obedient to the Lord and writing it for all to see. God Bless You, ALWAYS. I love you. Peggy
2 Corin. 6:2—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. GOD's Word is true and tried and always in season. Praises and glory to God ! AMEN!
"But you have come to Mt. Zion and the City of the Living God..." on what more glorious adventure could we ever embark? This is encouraging and exciting! Good work, Sharon!