A name is just a name? Nope, not so fast! Did you know that our heavenly Father, and His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, have many names in the Bible? Jesus alone is referred to using at least 343 different titles (see below).
God has many facets, many layers. He is the God of all mankind. He is all things to all people, who believe in Him. "Jesus said to him, “[You say to Me,] ‘If You can?' All things are possible for the one who believes and trusts [in Me]!” Mark 9:23
(Following is an excerpt from: https://www.godisreal.today/names-of-god/). I do not know if it is a complete list.
The Ultimate Name of God: I AM
When Moses encountered God at the burning bush, he asked what His name was. God replied:
“I AM that I AM… You must say this to the Israelites, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”Exodus 3:14
Jesus Christ applied the name of God on Himself
Jesus Christ shocked the religious leaders of Israel, when He made a statement that was unheard of since the beginning of time. Jesus Christ declared that He Himself is God, when He said:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:58
In the book of Revelation Jesus reveals Himself to the apostle John with a name that is very similar to ‘I AM':
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:7-9
The Names of God in the Old Testament
Remember that God is real and these names reveal who He wants to be for you and your beloved ones. He didn’t only exist thousands of years ago, when these names were first revealed. He is just as present today, to show you who He is. He loves you with all His heart.
These names of God reveal who God wants to be for you.
The self-existent One. He has always existed and will always exist. You can always rely on Him because He is your eternal source of strength.
(Genesis 2:4, Isaiah 40:3; 10; 1 Samuel 1:20; Exodus 6:1-4, 3:1-22)
God is the Lord over all. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords, He reigns forever. Therefor you find safety in Him and Him alone.
(Genesis 15:2, Judges 6:15, Malachi 1:6, Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 2:4, 8:1, 97:5, 136:3; Isaiah 1:24, 6:1; Romans 10:9)
The Lord your sanctifier. He forgiveness your sins and His Holy Spirit works in your life to become like He is: pure, loving and true.
(Exodus 31:13, Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28)
The Lord my shepherd. He cares for you, the way a shepherd tends his sheep. He cares for you and leads you to still waters and green pastures.
(Psalm 23, 80:1, 95:7, Isaiah 40:11, Jeremiah 31:10, Ezekiel 34:12, 23)
The Lord who is present. He never leaves you, nor forsakes you. He is with you forever. Your best friend, who never betrays you.
(Ezekiel 48:35, Genesis 28:15, Ezekiel 48:35, Psalm 23:4, 46:1, 139:7-12, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Amos 5:14)
The Lord our healer. “By His stripes were are healed” declares the Bible. Jesus Christ died to give you life. Not only was God the healer in the Old Testament, but Jesus Christ revealed the healing heart of God for all of us, more than ever.
(Exodus 15:26, Exodus 15:26, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Psalm 6:2, 41:4, 103:3, 147:3, Isaiah 19:22, 30:36, 57:18-19, Jeremiah 3:22; 17:14, 30:17)
The Lord our righteousness. When we believe in Jesus Christ, He becomes our righteousness. He forgives our sins and washes us with His blood.
(Jeremiah 23:6, Genesis 15:6, Jeremiah 23:6, Psalm 4:1, 5:8, 24:5, 31:1, 36:10, 71:15, 89:16)
The Lord will provide. Jesus Christ said that Father cares for us and we never need to worry about provision. He is our source of life, in every way.
The Lord our banner. The Lord gives us the victory in spiritual warfare. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord raises a banner of His love over us and covers us. He wages war on our behalf and makes us more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.
The Lord is peace. Whenever there are storms in your life, hide in Him. He is your shelter in the storm. He gives peace beyond understanding, even when circumstances are chaotic. He is our shelter and our shield.
The Lord of Hosts. The Bible mentions myriads of angels, who wage war against the armies of hell, who try to destroy mankind. Jesus Christ is the Lord of hosts, the Captain of the armies of heaven.
(Isaiah 6:1-3, 1 Samuel 1:3, 17:45; 2 Samuel 6:2, 7:26-27; 1 Chronicles 11:9; Haggai 1:5)
The God of Recompense. The Lord says in Romans 12 “vengeance is mine, I will repay.” We should never avenge others for what they do to us, but leave it in God’s hands.
God is creator, powerful and mighty, Lord of lords. He is the Lord Most High, stronger and mightier than anyone or anything. When you face impossible circumstances or adversaries, now that your God is stronger.
(Gen. 1:1, 17:7, Ps 19:1 Jer. 31:33)
The most high God. Do not fear the enemy who tries to intimidate you. Know that your God is the Most High God. There is none above Him. Jesus Christ is exalted high above every name.
(Genesis 14:17-20, Deuteronomy 26:19, Isaiah 14:13-14)
Mighty God. The Lord is mighty to save. His arm is not too short. Whatever problem you are facing, know that your God is El-Gibhor, MIGHTY!
The everlasting God. God is eternal, while your problems are temporary. His love will never change. His promises are true. Build on Him, who is eternal and do not focus on your temporary situations. He will show you His great and eternal goodness.
The strong one who sees. When you feel lonely and abandoned by people, know that God is with you. He sees you and He knows you. He hears the cry of your heart and He loves you more than you can imagine. he will lead you through and fill your hear with His praise.
God Almighty, the mighty One of Jacob. God is not just another ‘god’ like the countless idols. He truly is the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.
(Gen. 17:1, 49:24, Ps. 91:1, 132:2, 5)
The God who gave birth. God is our Creator and our Father. He saw us and He loved us, even before we were born. He has a plan for your life and if you walk with Him, He will fulfill His dreams over your life and amaze you.
God of knowledge. Wisdom comes from the Lord. Man tries to become wise apart from God, ut ends up in foolishness. When we fear God and keep His commandments, to love one another, we will know Him as He is and His wisdom will guide us.
(1 Samuel 2:3; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Cor. 1:18-31)
The Ancient of Days. God is eternal. He was before the beginning of time. Therefor He has all authority. Every knee bows before Him.
(Daniel 7:9, 13, 14)
End of excerpt from https://www.godisreal.today/names-of-god/
He is all things to all people: 343 names for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, courtesy of
Scriptural Names and Descriptions of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Names and References are based on the King James Version (KJV) of the Holy Bible
1. Advocate with the Father (1 John 2:1)
2. the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)
3. the Almighty (Revelation 1:8)
4. Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8,11; 21:6; 22:13)
5. the Amen (Revelation 3:14)
6. the Angel of the Lord (Exodus 3:2)
7. Anointed (Psalm 2:2)
8. the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)
9. Arm of the Lord (Isaiah 51:9)
10. the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
11. the Author of Eternal Salvation (Hebrews 5:9)
12. the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6; 22:13)
13. the Beginning and the Ending (Revelation 1:8)
14. the Beginning of the Creation of God (Revelation 3:14)
15. the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
16. Beloved Son (Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; 2 Peter 1:17)
17. the Blessed and Only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)
18. Bishop of your souls (1 Peter 2:25)
19. Branch (Jeremiah 23:5)
20. the BRANCH (Zechariah 3:8)
21. Bread from Heaven (John 6:32-33)
22. the Bread of God (John 6:33)
23. the Bread of Life (John 6:35)
24. the Breaker (Micah 2:13)
25. the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20; Luke 5:34-35; John 3:29)
26. the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
27. the Brightness of His Glory (Hebrews 1:3)
28. Captain of their Salvation (Hebrews 2:10)
29. Captain of the Host of the LORD (Joshua 5:14)
30. the Carpenter (Mark 6:3)
31. the carpenter's Son (Matthew 13:55)
32. the Chief Corner Stone (Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6)
33. the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4)
34. the Chiefest among ten thousand (Song of Solomon 5:10)
35. Child (Isaiah 9:6)
36. the Child Jesus (Luke 2:27,43)
37. Chosen of God (1 Peter 2:4)38. Christ (Matthew 1:16; Luke 9:20; over 500 references in the New Testament)
39. The Christ [Messiah] (Matthew 16:20; Mark 14:61)
40. Christ a King (Luke 23:2)
41. Christ Jesus (Acts 19:4; Romans 3:24; 8:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2,30; Hebrews 3:1; 1 Peter 5:10,14)
42. Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:39)
43. the Christ of God (Luke 9:20)
44. Christ our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)
45. Christ, the chosen of God (Luke 23:35)
46. Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11)
47. Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
48. the Christ, the Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61)
49. Commander to the people (Isaiah 55:4)
50. the Consolation of Israel (Luke 2:25)
51. Corner Stone (Isaiah 28:16; Ephesians 2:20)
52. Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
53. Covenant of the people (Isaiah 42:6)
54. the Creator of Israel (Isaiah 43:15)
55. the Dayspring from on High (Luke 1:78)
56. the Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)
57. the Deliverer (Romans 11:26)
58. the Desire of All Nations (Haggai 2:7)
59. the Door (John 10:9)
60. the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7)
61. Elect (Isaiah 42:1)
62. Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23)
63. the End (Revelation 21:6, 22:13)
64. the Ending (Revelation 1:8)
65. Ensign of the People (Isaiah 11:10)
66. the Eternal Life (1 John 5:20)
67. the Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
68. Everlasting Light (Isaiah 60:20)
69. the Express Image of His Person (Hebrews 1:3)
70. Father (Isaiah 9:6)
71. Faithful and True (Revelation 19:11)
72. the Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5)
73. the Faithful and True Witness (Revelation 3:14)
74. Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
75. the First and the Last (Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13)
76. the First begotten (Hebrews 1:6)
77. the First Begotten of the Dead (Revelation 1:5)
78. Firstborn (Psalm 89:27)
79. the Firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15)
80. Forerunner (Hebrews 6:20)
81. Foundation (Isaiah 28:16)
82. Fountain (Zechariah 13:1)
83. Friend of publicans and sinners (Matthew 11:19)
84. the Gift of God (John 4:10)
85. the Glory of the LORD (Isaiah 40:5; 2 Corinthians 3:18)
86. the Glory of Thy people Israel (Luke 2:32)
87. God (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1; Isaiah 44:6)
88. God Almighty (Revelation 15:3)
89. God blessed for ever (Romans 9:5)
90. God manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16)
91. God of Israel, the Saviour (Isaiah 45:15)
92. God of the whole earth (Isaiah 54:5)
93. God our Saviour (1 Timothy 2:3)
94. God with us (Matthew 1:23)
95. Good Master (Matthew 19:16)
96. the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
97. Governor (Matthew 2:6)
98. Great Shepherd of the sheep (Hebrews 13:20)
99. the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)
100. the Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)
101. He that Liveth (Revelation 1:18)
102. the Head (Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 2:19)
103. the Head of the Body (Colossians 1:18,24)
104. the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)
105. the Head of the Corner (Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; 1 Peter 2:7)
106. the Head of every man (1 Corinthians 11:3)
107. the Head over all things (Ephesians 1:22)
108. Hiding Place (Psalm 32:7; Isaiah 32:2)
109. Heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2)
110. High Priest (Hebrews 4:14; 6:20; 7:26)
111. High Priest for ever (Hebrews 6:20)
112. High Priest of our profession (Hebrews 3:1)
113. Him that loved us (Revelation 1:5)
114. Him which is, and which was, and which is to come (Revelation 1:4)
115. Him whom my soul loveth (Song of Solomon 3:1,2,3,4)
116. His dear Son (Colossians 1:13)
117. His Son (John 3:17; Romans 5:10)
118. His Son Jesus (Acts 3:13, 26)
119. His Son Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:3; 1 Corinthians 1:9)
120. Holy and True (Revelation 6:10)
121. Holy Child Jesus (Acts 4:30)
122. Holy One (Psalm 16:10)
123. the Holy One and the Just (Acts 3:14)
124. the Holy One of God (Mark 1:24)
125. the Holy One of Israel (Isaiah 41:14; 43:14; 54:5)
126. Holy Thing (Luke 1:35)
127. our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1)
128. Horn of Salvation (Luke 1:69)
129. Husband (2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 21:2)
130. I Am (John 8:58)
131. Image of God (2 Corinthians 4:4)
132. the Image of the Invisible God (Colossians 1:15)
133. Immanuel (Isaiah 7:14)
134. Israel (Isaiah 49:3)
135. Jehovah [LORD] (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Jeremiah 23:6; see also Isaiah 6:3 with John 12:41; Psalm 110:1 with Matthew 22:42-45; Psalm 24:7-10 with 1 Corinthians 2:8 & James 2:1; Psalm 97:9 with John 3:31; Isaiah 44:6 with Revelation 1:17 & Revelation 22:13; Isaiah 8:13,14 with 1 Peter 2:6-8; Isaiah 40:10,11 with Hebrews 13:20; Proverbs 16:4 with Colossians 1:16)
136. Jesus [Jehovah Saves] (Matthew 1:21; close to 1000 references in the New Testament)
137. Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1; John 1:17; close to 200 references in the New Testament)
138. Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:3; 6:11, 23; 1 Corinthians 1:9)
139. Jesus Christ our Saviour (Titus 3:6)
140. Jesus Christ the Righteous (1 John 2:1)
141. Jesus of Nazareth (Mark 1:24; Luke 24:19)
142. Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews (John 19:19)
143. Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37)
144. Jesus the Son of God (Hebrews 4:14)
145. Jesus, the Son of Joseph (John 6:42)
146. Judge of Israel (Micah 5:1)
147. the Judge of the quick and dead (Acts 10:42)
148. the Just (Acts 3:14)
149. Just Man (Matthew 27:19)
150. the Just One (Acts 7:52; 22:14)
151. Just Person (Matthew 27:24)
152. King (Matthew 21:5)
153. King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible (1 Timothy 1:17)
154. the King of Glory (Psalm 24:7-10)
155. the King of Israel (John 1:49; Isaiah 44:6)
156. King of kings (Revelation 17:14)
157. King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15)
158. King of Saints (Revelation 15:3)
159. King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2)
160. the Lamb (Revelation 5:6,8; 6:16; 7:9,10,17; 12:11; 13:8; 14:1,4; 15:3; 17:14; 19:7,9; 21:9,14,22,23,27)
161. the Lamb of God (John 1:29,36)
162. the Lamb that was slain (Revelation 5:12)
163. Lamb without blemish (1 Peter 1:19)
164. the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45)
165. Lawgiver (Isaiah 33:22; James 4:12)
166. Leader and Commander to the people (Isaiah 55:4)
167. the Life (John 11:25; 14:6; 1 John 1:2)
168. Light to lighten the Gentiles (Luke 2:32)
169. Light of the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6)
170. the Light of the World (John 8:12)
171. the Lily of the Valleys (Song of Solomon 2:1)
172. the Lion of the Tribe of Juda (Revelation 5:5)
173. the Living Bread (John 6:51)
174. Living Stone (1 Peter 2:4)
175. Lord (Romans 1:3)
176. the LORD (Isaiah 40:3; Matthew 3:3; Jeremiah 23:6; see also Isaiah 6:3 with John 12:41; Psalm 110:1 with Matthew 22:42-45; Psalm 24:7-10 with 1 Corinthians 2:8 & James 2:1; Psalm 97:9 with John 3:31; Isaiah 44:6 with Revelation 1:17 & Revelation 22:13; Isaiah 8:13,14 with 1 Peter 2:6-8; Isaiah 40:10,11 with Hebrews 13:20; Proverbs 16:4 with Colossians 1:16)
177. Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:11; 3:18)
178. Lord both of the dead and the living (Romans 14:9)
179. Lord Christ (Colossians 3:24)
180. the Lord from Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47)
181. Lord God Almighty (Revelation 15:3)
182. the Lord Jesus (Acts 7:59; Colossians 3:17; over 100 other references in the New Testament)
183. the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 11:17; over 75 other references in the New Testament)
184. the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour (Titus 1:4)
185. the LORD mighty in battle (Psalm 24:8)
186. Lord of All (Acts 10:36)
187. the Lord of Glory (1 Corinthians 2:8; James 2:1)
188. the LORD of Hosts (Isaiah 44:6)
189. Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14; 19:16)
190. Lord of lords, and King of kings (Revelation 17:14)
191. Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:28)
192. THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jeremiah 23:6)
193. Lord over all (Romans 10:12)
194. the LORD strong and mighty (Psalm 24:8)
195. the LORD that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26)
196. the LORD your Holy One (Isaiah 43:15)
197. the LORD your Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14)
198. the Lord's Christ (Luke 2:26)
199. the Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5)
200. Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)
201. the Man that is My Fellow (Zechariah 13:7)
202. Master (Matthew 23:8)
203. Master and Lord (John 13:13)
204. Mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5)
205. the Mediator of the New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24)
206. the Mediator of the New Testament (Hebrews 9:15)
207. the Mediator of a better covenant (Hebrews 8:6)
208. Messenger of the Covenant (Malachi 3:1)
209. Messiah (Daniel 9:26)
210. the Messiah the Prince (Daniel 9:25)
211. the Messias (John 1:41)
212. the Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
213. the Mighty One of Israel (Isaiah 30:29)
214. the Mighty One of Jacob (Isaiah 49:26)
215. Mighty to save (Isaiah 63:1)
216. Minister of the sanctuary (Hebrews 8:2)
217. Morning Star (Revelation 22:16)
218. the Most Holy (Daniel 9:24)
219. Most Mighty (Psalm 45:3)
220. My Lord and My God (John 20:28)
221. My Beloved (Song of Solomon 6:3)
222. My Friend (Song of Solomon 5:16)
223. My Love (Song of Solomon 3:5)
224. Nazarene (Matthew 2:23)
225. the Offspring of David (Revelation 22:16)
226. Omega (Revelation 1:8,11, 21:6, 22:13)
227. One Mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5) [Only Mediator - see John 14:6]
228. the Only Begotten Son (John 1:18; 3:16)
229. the Only Begotten Son of God (John 3:18)
230. the Only Begotten of the Father (John 1:14)
231. Only Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)
232. the Only wise God, our Saviour (Jude 1:25)
233. Our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1)
234. Our King (Isaiah 33:22)
235. Our Lord (Romans 1:3)
236. Our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)
237. Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)
238. Our Passover (1 Corinthians 5:7)
239. Our Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 1:10; 2 Peter 1:1)
240. Plant of renown (Ezekiel 34:29)
241. Our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)
242. Pavilion (Psalm 27:5)
243. Physician (Matthew 9:12; Luke 4:23)
244. Potentate (1 Timothy 6:15)
245. the Power of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
246. Precious (1 Peter 2:4,7)
247. Precious Corner Stone (Isaiah 28:16)
248. Priest (Hebrews 7:17)
249. Prince (Acts 5:31)
250. the Prince of Life (Acts 3:15)
251. the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
252. the Prince of the kings of the Earth (Revelation 1:5)
253. Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Matthew 21:11; Luke 24:19)
254. Rabbi (John 1:49)
255. Rabboni (John 20:16)
256. Ransom (1 Timothy 2:6)
257. Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14; 49:26; 54:5 59:20)
258. Redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30)
259. Refuge (2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 9:9; 91:2)
260. the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)
261. the Righteous (1 John 2:1)
262. Righteous Branch (Jeremiah 23:5)
263. the Righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8)
264. Righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30)
265. the Righteousness of God (2 Peter 1:1)
266. Thy Righteousness (Psalm 71:16)
267. Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)
268. Rock and Fortress (2 Samuel 22:2)
269. Rock of Offence (1 Peter 2:8)
270. the Root and the Offspring of David (Revelation 22:16)
271. the Root of David (Revelation 5:5)
272. Root of Jesse (Isaiah 11:10)
273. the Rose of Sharon (Song of Solomon 2:1)
274. Ruler in Israel (Micah 5:2)
275. Thy Salvation (Luke 2:30)
276. Sanctification (1 Corinthians 1:30)
277. Sanctuary (Isaiah 8:14)
278. Saviour (Luke 2:11)
279. Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 1:10; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 1:1)
280. the Saviour of the body (Ephesians 5:23)
281. the Saviour of the World (1 John 4:14)
282. Sceptre (Numbers 24:17)
283. the Second Man (1 Corinthians 15:47)
284. the Seed of Abraham (Hebrews 2:16)
285. the Seed of David (2 Timothy 2:8)
286. Seed of the woman (see Genesis 3:15)
287. Servant (Isaiah 42:1)
288. Servant of Rulers (Isaiah 49:7)
289. Shepherd (Mark 14:27; 1 Peter 5:4)
290. the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls (1 Peter 2:25)
291. Shepherd of Israel (Psalm 80:1)
292. Shiloh (Genesis 49:10)
293. Son Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20)
294. Son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1)
295. Son of David (Matthew 1:1; 9:27)
296. the Son of God (John 1:49)
297. Son of man (Matthew 8:20; 9:6)
298. Son of Mary (Mark 6:3)
299. Son of Joseph (John 1:45; 6:42)
300. the Son of the Blessed (Mark 14:61)
301. the Son of the Father (2 John 1:3)
302. the Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32)
303. the Son of the Living God (Matthew 16:16; John 6:69)
304. Spiritual Rock (1 Corinthians 10:4)
305. Star out of Jacob (Numbers 24:17)
306. the Stone (Matthew 21:42)
307. Stone of Stumbling (1 Peter 2:8)
308. the Stone which was set at nought (Acts 4:11)
309. the Stone which the builders disallowed (1 Peter 2:7)
310. the Stone which the builders rejected (Matthew 21:42)
311. Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2)
312. Sure Foundation (Isaiah 28:16)
313. Surety (Hebrews 7:22)
314. Teacher come from God (John 3:2)
315. thy Redeemer (Isaiah 49:26)
316. Thy Righteousness (Psalm 71:16)
317. Thy Salvation (Luke 2:30)
318. thy Saviour and thy Redeemer (Isaiah 49:26)
319. True (Revelation 19:11)
320. True Bread from heaven (John 6:32-33)
321. the True God (1 John 5:20)
322. the True God, and Eternal Life (1 John 5:20)
323. True Light (John 1:9)
324. the True Vine (John 15:1)
325. True Witness (Revelation 3:14)
326. the Truth (John 14:6)
327. Unspeakable Gift (2 Corinthians 9:15)
328. Very Christ (Acts 9:22)
329. the Vine (John 15:5)
330. the Water of Life (Revelation 21:6)
331. the Way (John 14:6)
332. Wisdom (Proverbs 8:12; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
333. the Wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24)
334. Witness (Revelation 1:5)
335. a Witness to the people (Isaiah 55:4)
336. Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6)
337. the Word (John 1:1)
338. the Word Made Flesh (see John 1:14)
339. The Word of God (Revelation 19:13)
340. the Word of Life (1 John 1:1)
341. your Holy One (Isaiah 43:15)
342. your King (Isaiah 43:15)
343. your Redeemer (Isaiah 43:14)
Main source: Naves Topical Bible Dictionary
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God is all things to all men, who believe in His only begotten son, Jesus Christ:
John 1 AMP (from biblegateway.com with footnotes):
The Deity of Jesus Christ
1 "In the beginning [before all time] was the Word ([a]Christ), and the Word was with God, and [b]the Word was God Himself.
2 He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God.
3 All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him not even one thing was made that has come into being.
4 In Him was life [and the power to bestow life], and the life was the Light of men.
5 The Light shines on in the [c]darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it].
The Witness of John the Baptist
6 There came a man commissioned and sent from God, whose name was [d]John.
7 This man came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe [in Christ, the Light] through him.
8 John was not the Light, but came to testify about the Light.
9 There it was—the true Light [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] which, coming into the world, enlightens everyone.
10 He (Christ) was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.
11 He came to that which was His own [that which belonged to Him—His world, His creation, His possession], and those who were His own [people—the Jewish nation] did not receive and welcome Him.
12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the right [the authority, the privilege] to become children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—
13 who were born, not of blood [natural conception], nor of the will of the flesh [physical impulse], nor of the will of man [that of a natural father], but of God [that is, a divine and supernatural birth—they are born of God—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified]."
God is great all the time. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God. Praise God.
Esau was the firstborn, but God loved Jacob (Israel)!
Ever wonder why Jacob (Israel) was born grasping Esau's heel? "Afterward his brother came out, and his hand grasped Esau’s heel, so he was named Jacob (one who grabs by the heel, supplanter). Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them." Genesis 25:26
Or, ever wonder why Esau gave away his birthright for a bowl of red lentil stew?
29 "Jacob had cooked [reddish-brown lentil] stew [one day], when Esau came from the field and was famished;
30 and Esau said to Jacob, 'Please, let me have a quick swallow of that red stuff there, because I am exhausted and famished.' For that reason Esau was [also] called Edom (Red).
31 Jacob answered, 'First sell me your birthright (the rights of a firstborn).'
32 Esau said, 'Look, I am about to die [if I do not eat soon]; so of what use is this birthright to me?'
33 Jacob said, 'Swear [an oath] to me today [that you are selling it to me for this food]'; so he swore [an oath] to him, and sold him his birthright.
34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and got up and went on his way. In this way Esau scorned his birthright.'"
Or, even why Esau lost his inheritance, when Jacob and Rebecca tricked Isaac into giving Jacob the blessing of the firstborn?
5 "But Rebekah overheard what Isaac said to Esau his son; and when Esau had gone to the open country to hunt for game that he might bring back,
6 Rebekah said to Jacob her [younger and favorite] son, “Listen carefully: I heard your father saying to Esau your brother,
7 ‘Bring me some game and make me a savory and delicious dish [of meat], so that I may eat it, and declare my blessing on you in the presence of the Lord before my death.’
8 So now, my son, listen [carefully] to me [and do exactly] as I command you.
9 Go now to the flock and bring me two good and suitable young goats, and I will make them into a savory dish [of meat] for your father, the kind he loves [to eat].
10 Then you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before his death.
11 Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, 'Listen, Esau my brother is a hairy man and I am a smooth [skinned] man.
12 Suppose my father touches me and feels my skin; then I will be seen by him as a cheat (imposter), and I will bring his curse on me and not a blessing.'”
Why would God let these things happen?
Well, because God loved Jacob! And, He knows our hearts!
“I, the Lord, search and examine the mind,
I test the heart,
To give to each man according to his ways,
According to the results of his deeds."
And, just as Cain was evil in the sight of God:
3 And in the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground.
4 But Abel brought [an offering of] the [finest] firstborn of his flock and the fat portions. And the Lord had respect (regard) for Abel and for his offering;
5 but for Cain and his offering He had no respect. So Cain became extremely angry (indignant), and he looked annoyed and hostile.
6 And the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you so angry? And why do you look annoyed?
7 If you do well [believing Me and doing what is acceptable and pleasing to Me], will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well [but ignore My instruction], sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you [to overpower you], but you must master it.”
So, too, was Esau evil in the sight of God:
God’s Love for Jacob
1 "The oracle (burdensome message) of the word of the Lord to Israel through [My messenger] Malachi.
2 'I have loved you,' says the Lord. But you say, 'How and in what way have You loved us?' 'Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?' declares the Lord. 'Yet I loved Jacob (Israel);
3 but [in comparison with My love for Jacob] I have hated Esau (Edom), and I have made his mountains a wasteland, and have given his inheritance to the jackals of the wilderness.'
4 Though [impoverished] Edom says, 'We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins.' Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the Wicked Territory, the people against whom the Lord is indignant forever.'
5 Your own eyes will see this and you will say, 'The Lord is great and shall be magnified beyond the border of Israel!'"
What can we learn from all of this? I think God's reprimand to Cain, when Cain was sullen and angry because God did not accept his offering, says it all:
"If you do well [believing Me [God] and doing what is acceptable and pleasing to Me], will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well [but ignore My instruction], sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you [to overpower you], but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7:
Fight the Lies! Choose God! Repent, confess your sins, accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Praise God!
Amen amen amen!
Throughout God's Holy Word (the Bible), He routinely blesses man for his obedience, and curses him for disobedience. "Our God is a consuming fire" Hebrews 12:29, and He will not tolerate disobedience. "It is a fearful and terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God [incurring His judgment and wrath]." Hebrews 10:31
After 40 years being led through the wilderness by the Lord, the Israelites were finally ready to take possession of the land promised by God to their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel), a land flowing with milk and honey. God promises great blessings if they keep all His commandments, but, also, great punishment for disobedience.
I mean, if we really think about it, no one should wonder why the world is in its current state of affairs. In Genesis 6:5-6, "The Lord saw that the wickedness (depravity) of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination or intent of the thoughts of his heart were only evil continually. The Lord regretted that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was [deeply] grieved in His heart."
God loves us, though. We are His peculiar people, created by Him and for Him, in His likeness and image, and paid for with a hefty ransom, the blood of His only begotten son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
His Peculiar People: 1 Peter 2:9 "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;"
Created By Him and For Him: Colossians 1:16 "For by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him and for Him."
In His Likeness and Image: Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them."
Paid for With a Hefty Ransom: 1 Corinthians 6:20 "You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body."
He is our heavenly Father, and His blessings for obedience are great, but He will not tolerate disobedience, for which His curses are also abundant.
God's Treasured Possession
18 "Today the Lord has declared that you are His people, His treasured possession, just as He promised you, and that you are to keep all His commandments;
19 and that He will set you high above all the nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor: and that you shall be a holy people [set apart and consecrated] to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”
God Provides . . .
Blessings for Obedience and
Curses for Disobedience
11 "Moses also commanded the people that day, saying,
12 These [tribes] shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people when you have crossed the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
13 These [tribes] shall stand on Mount Ebal to pronounce the curse [for disobedience]: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 The Levites shall answer with a loud voice to all the men of Israel:
15 ‘Cursed is the man who makes a carved or cast image (idol), a repulsive thing to the Lord, the work of the hands of the artisan, and sets it up in secret.’ All the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’
16 ‘Cursed is he who dishonors (treats with contempt) his father or his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
17 ‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s boundary mark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
18 ‘Cursed is he who misleads a blind person on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
19 ‘Cursed is he who distorts (perverts) the justice due to a stranger, an orphan, and a widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
20 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his father’s [former] wife, because he has violated what belongs to his father.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
21 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
22 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his [half] sister, whether his father’s or his mother’s daughter.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
23 ‘Cursed is he who is intimate with his mother-in-law.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
24 ‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
25 ‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
26 ‘Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them [keeping them, taking them to heart as the rule of his life].’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’"
God Provides . . .
Blessings and Curses
1 “Now it shall be, if you diligently listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all of His commandments which I am commanding you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
2 All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you pay attention to the voice of the Lord your God.
3 You will be blessed in the city, and you will be blessed in the field.
4 The offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your animals, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be blessed.
5 Your basket and your kneading bowl will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and you will be blessed when you go out.
7 The Lord will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way, but flee before you seven ways.
8 The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your storehouses and in all that you undertake, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
9 The Lord will establish you as a people holy [and set apart] to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk [that is, live your life each and every day] in His ways.
10 So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you.
11 The Lord will give you great prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your livestock and the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
12 The Lord will open for you His good treasure house, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.
13 The Lord will make you the head (leader) and not the tail (follower); and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully.
14 Do not turn aside from any of the words which I am commanding you today, to the right or to the left, to follow and serve other gods.
Consequences of Disobedience
15 But it shall come about, if you do not listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today, then all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the field.
17 Your basket and your kneading bowl will be cursed.
18 The offspring of your body and the produce of your land, the offspring of your herd and the young of your flock will be cursed.
19 You will be cursed when you come in and you will be cursed when you go out.
20 The Lord will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed, perishing quickly because of the evil of your deeds, because you have turned away from Me.
21 The Lord will make the pestilence and plague cling to you until He has consumed and eliminated you from the land which you are entering to possess.
22 The Lord will strike you with consumption [causing you to waste away] and with fever and with inflammation and with fiery heat and with the sword and with blight and with mildew [on your crops]; and they will pursue you until you perish.
23 The heaven which is over your head shall be bronze [giving no rain and blocking all prayers], and the earth which is under you, iron [hard to plow and yielding no produce].
24 The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it will come down on you until you are destroyed.
25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you will go out against them one way, but flee before them seven ways, and you will be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth [when they see your destruction].
26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
27 The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and the itch that you cannot heal.
28 The Lord will strike you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart and mind;
29 and you will be groping at noon [in broad daylight], just as the blind grope in the darkness, and nothing you do will prosper; but you will only be oppressed and exploited and robbed continually, with no one to save you.
30 You will be pledged to marry a wife, but another man will be intimate with her [before you]; you will build a house, but you will not live in it; you will plant a vineyard, but you will not use its fruit.
31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it; your donkey will be torn away from you, and it will not be returned to you; your sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you.
32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another people, while your eyes look on and long for them continually; but there will be nothing you can do.
33 A people whom you do not know will eat the produce of your land and all the products of your labors, and you will never be anything but oppressed and exploited and crushed continually.
34 You shall be driven mad by the sight of the things you see.
35 The Lord will strike you on the knees and on the legs with sore boils that you cannot heal, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
36 The Lord will bring you and your king, whom you appoint over you, to a nation which you and your fathers have never known; there you will [be forced to] serve other gods, [lifeless gods of] wood and stone.
37 And you will become a horror, a proverb [a mere object lesson], and a taunt [a derisive joke] among all the people to which the Lord drives you.
38 You will bring out a great quantity of seed to the field, but you will gather in little, because the locusts will consume it.
39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them, but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because the worm will eat them.
40 You will have olive trees throughout your territory but you will not anoint yourselves with the oil, because your olives will drop off.
41 You will have sons and daughters, but they will not be yours [for long], because they will go into captivity.
42 The cricket will take possession of all your trees and the produce of your ground.
43 The stranger who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, and you will go down lower and lower.
44 He will lend to you [out of his affluence], but you will not lend to him [because of your poverty]; he will be the head, and you the tail.
45 So all these curses will come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He has commanded you.
46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever." Amen.
And, what is important to know is that our God, our heavenly Father, is just and forgiving, if we repent [turn away from sin].
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways and live changed lives], you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5
"Change your hearts! And show by the way you live that you have changed." [Repent] Matthew 3:8
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
There is only one way to God, through His son, the Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 2
5 "For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus,
6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time."
John 8:24 "I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
10 "In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might.
11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts (commandments) are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].
14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart),
15 and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].
16 Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."
The Death of Moses
1 "Now Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, from Gilead to Dan,
2 and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah to the western sea (Mediterranean Sea),
3 and the Negev (South country) and the plain in the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
4 Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there.”
5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord.
6 And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows where his burial place is to this day.
7 Although Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eyesight was not dim, nor his natural strength abated.
8 So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9 Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
10 Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
11 [none equal to him] in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh, all his servants, and all his land,
12 and in all the mighty power and all the great and terrible deeds which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel."
Praise God! Amen.
The Blessing of Moses
Deuteronomy 33 biblegateway.com
1 "This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God [a]blessed the sons of Israel before his death.
2 He said, The Lord came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from among ten thousand holy ones;
At His right hand was a [b]flaming fire, a law, for them.
3 Indeed, He loves His people;
All [c]Your holy ones are in Your hand.
They followed in Your steps;
They accept and receive direction from You.
4 Moses commanded us with a law,
As a possession for the assembly of Jacob.
5 The Lord was King in Jeshurun (Israel),
When the heads of the people were gathered,
The tribes of Israel together.
6 May [the tribe of] Reuben live and not die out,
[d]But let his men be few.”
7 And [Moses said] this of [e]Judah:
Hear, O Lord, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended for them,
And may You be a help against his enemies.”
8 Of Levi he said,
Your [f]Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man [Aaron],
Whom You tested and proved at Massah,
With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who [g]said of his father and mother,
‘I did not consider them’;
Nor did he acknowledge his brothers,
Nor did he regard his own sons,
For the priests observed Your word,
And kept Your covenant.
10 The priests shall teach Your ordinances (judgments) to Jacob,
And Your law to Israel.
They shall put incense [h]before You,
And whole burnt offerings on Your altar.
11 O Lord, bless Levi’s substance (ability),
And accept and take pleasure in the work of his hands;
Crush and shatter the loins of those who rise up against him,
And of those who hate him, so that they do not rise again.
12 Of Benjamin he said,
May the beloved of the Lord [i]dwell in safety by Him;
He shields and covers him all the day long,
And he dwells between His shoulders.
13 And of [j]Joseph he said,
Blessed by the Lord be his land,
With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,
And from the deep water that lies beneath,
14 With the precious fruits of the sun,
And with the precious produce of the months.
15 With the best things of the ancient mountains,
And with the precious things of the everlasting hills,
16 With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,
And the favor and goodwill of Him who dwelt in the bush.
Let these blessings come upon the head of Joseph,
And upon the crown of the head of him who was distinguished [as a prince] among his brothers.
17 His majesty is like a firstborn young bull,
And his horns like the horns of the wild ox;
With them he will gore the peoples,
All of them together, to the ends of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And those are the thousands of Manasseh.
18 Of Zebulun he said,
[k]Rejoice, Zebulun, in your interests abroad,
And, Issachar, in your tents [at home].
19 They will call the peoples to the mountain (Mount Carmel);
There they will offer sacrifices of righteousness;
For they will draw out the abundance of the seas,
And the hidden treasures of the sand.
20 Of Gad he said,
Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;
He lurks like a lioness,
And tears the arm and the crown of the head.
21 He selected the best [land] for himself,
For there the leader’s portion was reserved;
Yet he came with the leaders of the people;
He carried out the justice (righteous will) of the Lord,
And His ordinances (judgments) with Israel.
22 Of Dan he said,
Dan is a lion’s cub,
That leaps forth from Bashan.
23 Of Naphtali he said,
O Naphtali, satisfied with favor,
And full of the blessing of the Lord,
Take possession of the sea [of Galilee] and the south.
24 Of Asher he said,
More blessed than sons is Asher;
May he be favored by his brothers,
And may he dip his foot in oil.
25 Your strongholds will be iron and bronze,
And as your days are, so will your strength, your rest and security be.
26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun (Israel),
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majestic glory.
27 The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms;
He drove out the enemy from before you,
And said, ‘Destroy!’
28 So Israel dwells in safety and security,
The fountain of Jacob alone and secluded,
In a land of grain and new wine;
His heavens also drop down dew.
29 Happy and blessed 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 will cringe before you,
And you will tread on their high places [tramping down their idolatrous altars].”
THE DEAD SEA COMES TO LIFE!
5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
1 "The prayer of Habakkuk the prophet.
2 Lord, I have heard the news about you. I am amazed, Lord, at the powerful things you did in the past. Now I pray that you will do great things in our time. Please make these things happen in our own days. But in your anger, remember to show mercy to us. Selah
3 God is coming from Teman. The Holy One is coming from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covers the heavens, and his praise fills the earth!
4 Rays of light shine from his hand, a bright, shining light. There is such power hiding in that hand.
5 The sickness went before him, and the destroyer followed behind him.
6 He stood and judged the earth. He looked at the people of all the nations, and they shook with fear. For many years the mountains stood strong, but those mountains fell to pieces. Those old, old hills fell down. God has always been able to do that.
7 I saw that the cities of Cushan were in trouble and that the houses of Midian trembled with fear.
8 Lord, were you angry at the rivers?
Were you angry at the streams?
Were you angry at the sea?
Were you angry when you rode your horses and chariots to victory?
9 Even then you showed your rainbow. It was proof of your agreement with the families of the earth. Selah
And the dry land split the rivers.
10 The mountains saw you and shook. The water flowed off the land. The water from the sea made a loud noise as it lost its power over the land.
11 The sun and the moon lost their brightness. They stopped shining when they saw your bright flashes of lightning. That lightning was like spears and arrows shooting through the air.
12 In anger you walked on the earth and punished the nations.
13 You came to save your people and to lead your chosen king to victory. You killed the leader in every evil family, from the least important person to the most important in the land. Selah
14 You used Moses’ walking stick to stop the enemy soldiers. Those soldiers came like a powerful storm to fight against us. They thought they could defeat us easily, as robbing the poor in secret.
15 But you marched your horses through the deep water, stirring up the mud.
16 My whole body shook when I heard the story. My lips trembled. I felt weak deep down in my bones and stood there shaking. But I will wait patiently for destruction to come to those who attack us."
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
THE GREATNESS OF GOD AUDIO BLOG
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Why is GOD great? What makes Him great to believers? For a lot of believers, they know God is great because it is proven in their lives every day.
We could say, synonymously, God is Love, because through Love, all things are great!
There is common agreement among philosophers, scholars and scientists that Love is the most powerful emotion there is. Love makes the world go round, and, CHRISTians know that through God, Love is the key to our happiness, because it creates positivity where there was negativity, turns disagreement into accord, and hostility into reconciliation.
There are many stories in the Bible that prove God's greatness:
- The Creation Story, Genesis 1;
- Noah's Ark, Genesis 7;
- God's liberation of the Israelites from Egypt, Exodus 14;
- Sodom and Gomorrah: God asked His friend, Abraham, what he thought before destroying Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 19:1-29. God agreed with Abraham that if he could find 10 righteous people in the cities, among men, women and children, then he would not destroy them. Of course, we know that God could not find 10 righteous people, so the cities were destroyed; and,
- Jonah and the whale: Jonah was angry with God because he knew that God was great and merciful, and that if the people of Nineveh repented, God would forgive them, and Jonah did not want that. But God told him, there are many people in Nineveh that do not know their right hand from their left hand, and should He not spare them? And, of course, he did spare Nineveh.
There are many other stories and instances of God's greatness in the Bible, but perhaps the greatest of all is the story of God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ, and undoubtedly, the single-most reason people say, God is Great!
16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."
1 Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all."
And, finally, Psalm 46:1-11
1 "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah."
Our Prayer Today:
Father, we love the message You gave that first Christmas morning, when a heavenly choir sang, “Glory to God In the Highest.. and peace on earth to men.” How we rejoice in recalling the reason that You gave Your only begotten Son, to be born perfect, living with us sinners, so that by Your grace, His blood sacrifice would cleanse our sins forever.
We pray that this glorious message of grace shines deep into the hearts of men, so that Jesus Christ is lifted up in the hearts of many. Jesus promised, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32
We pray that many are drawn into Your arms of grace, forgiveness and mercy, and that we never fail to glorify You and Your message of peace on earth and goodwill towards men, for You alone are worthy of all honor, praise, glory and thanksgiving.
Courtesy of: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Prayers-about-the-Glory-of-God
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
"THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" AUDIO BLOG
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"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
For a CHRISTian, this one Scripture says all we need to know, except for, of course, what are God's commandments? It may surprise some people to learn that there is actually more instruction in the Bible on how to enter the Kingdom of God than just the Ten Commandments. This contributes to why the path to heaven is so crooked and narrow and difficult to follow.
The blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the new covenant from God, was a final blood sacrifice for the sins of man. We are made perfect through Jesus, in Spirit, but our flesh is still imperfect. So, while God's laws and commandments are important, and will be covered in this blog, as well, Jesus actually gave two of His own commandments, which, if everyone were to follow, would change the world:
36 "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
And, to put it more succinctly, Apostle Paul said to the people in Romans 13:8 "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law."
So, Love is the greatest commandment of all:
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
1 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profits me nothing.
4 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity vaunts not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil;
6 Rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7 Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Charity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abides faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."
The definition of "charity" is, "Provision of help or relief to the poor; almsgiving." In many translations or versions of the Bible, the word "charity" is translated as "love." For Jesus' purposes for mankind, they are one in the same. Love your neighbor, truly love as you love yourself, honor them more than you honor yourself, be charitable and help the needy.
Jesus was very prolific in helping the poor, sick and less fortunate, and He is clear that we are to be as well. If we love everyone as we love ourself, then it stands to reason that we will take care of everyone as we take care of ourself, or help the needy and the less fortunate, as if they were us.
CHRISTians are told to build up their treasures in heaven through good deeds, Love or charity, not on earth, where they will be stolen or be eaten by moths.
32 “Don’t fear, little flock. Your Father wants to share his kingdom with you.
33 Sell the things you have and give that money to those who need it. This is the only way you can keep your riches from being lost. You will be storing treasure in heaven that lasts forever. Thieves can’t steal that treasure, and moths can’t destroy it.
34 Your heart will be where your treasure is."
So, love God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself, are the two greatest commandments. Since we live in the Spirit, which makes us perfect, but are still of the flesh, which is corruptible, we should know God's laws and commandments as well, so that we do not stray.
Let's start with the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God, for the people, written by God with His finger onto two stone tablets, on how to live good lives, where God would consider them His children, and bless them, their generations and their lands.
1 "And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off."
And, the shortened version:
I am the Lord thy God
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy
5. Honor thy father and thy mother
6. Thou shalt not kill / murder
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery
8. Thou shalt not steal
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness
10. Thou shalt not covet
Now, in addition to the Ten Commandments, God gave Moses many laws for the people, which Moses taught to them beginning at Deutoronomy Chapter 4. Most of these laws were replaced by the book of Judges, where God ordained Judges to deliver justice according to God's laws.
Other laws were replaced by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son, the new covenant with God. There are some sins, however, that if we do not study the Bible, or have someone tell us, we may not know these things are sins.
For instance, Jesus tells us that fornication (premarital sex) is a sin, punishable by burning (in Hell), which I covered in more detail in a previous blog titled, "Fornication is a Sin." Also, we know fornication can lead to greater sins, such as the murder of an unborn child, having bastards, which are born out of wedlock, children raised without our Heavenly Father, God, or an earthly father's influence, resulting in disobedient children, etc.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God."
Remember, God is gracious and merciful and just to forgive us our sins if we ask. Repent, turn away from sin, accept Jesus Christ as the only begotten son of God, who died on the cross for our sins, and rose again.
Accept Jesus Christ and be healed!
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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Our God is a gracious and merciful God, and just to forgive us our sins if we ask.
1 John 1:9-10
9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us."
But, He will not overlook sin! Jesus, said,
"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish" Luke 13:3
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Scripture:
20 "And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place."
1 "And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.
11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:
13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.
24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace."
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways [repent]; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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Jonah 3:10 "And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."
The story of Jonah and the whale in Scripture:
1 "Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai", saying,
2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.
3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.
4 But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
8 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.
11 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.
15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
16 Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.
17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."
1 "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O Lord my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
10 And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land."
1 "And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."
1 "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.
4 Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?
5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
6 And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.
9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?"
Jonah 3:10 "And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not."
Repent and return to God, and He will repent from His fury and recompense.
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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Why did Jesus teach in parables? So God's chosen people would understand Him, but ONLY if their hearts were not blinded, and they had not scales over their eyes.
"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:" Ephesians 4:18
"And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized." Acts 9:18
I do believe, based on things God has put on my heart in the last year, as well as what God's prophets have said, that Matthew 13:23 represents what is happening right now, at this point in God's Plan.
Matthew 13:23 - (KJV) "But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
Matthew 13:23 - (ERV) “But what about the seed that fell on the good ground? That is like the people who hear the teaching and understand it. They grow and produce a good crop, sometimes 100 times more, sometimes 60 times more, and sometimes 30 times more.”
God's Word teaches that we will reap what we sow based on our Faith in God's Word, and our fruit of His Spirit will be rewarded accordingly, thirty-, sixty- or an hundredfold.
But, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
“Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;” Isaiah 10:1
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
Jesus teaches through parables, in Scripture:
1 "The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.
58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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GOD will NOT overlook sin!
"I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." Luke 13:3
NOAH AND THE ARK IN SCRIPTURE - Genesis 6-9:
1 "And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
21 And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.
22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he."
1 "And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
5 And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
14 They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.
17 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
18 And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.
23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days."
1 "And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
1 "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
5 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.
6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
8 And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;
10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
18 And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.
20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.
25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died."
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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Have you ever heard the phrase, Don't be a doubting Thomas? Did you know where it came from? The Holy Bible!
DOUBTING THOMAS in Scripture:
1 "The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,
12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."
Hallelujah! Praise God! Amen!
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God Bless You All. Hallelujah! Praise God, the Most High!
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Matthew 25:40: "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
I can't wrap my head around this. They're Human Beings and can feel pain when they're being ripped apart. It is absolutely no different than ripping the arms and legs off a three year old. Which they are already planting the seed for, by the way. See the article above in "Noteworthy News" from the Journal of Medical Ethics. "After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?"
This is real!
When did we lose our humanity? Fifty years ago, when Democrats told us that precious unborn babies were clumps of cells, and then spent decades keeping up the same lies, denying the evidence and Science, and coming up with their own pseudo-Science. We are ALL clumps of cells by the way, and Scientists now say that ALL Life started from a single cell.
Also, Science now PROVES they are Human Beings from the moment of conception, and can feel pain when being ripped apart, and can hear you talk and even respond. Also, sonograms and ultrasounds now PROVE they look like Human Beings, not a clump of cells.
Ephesians 6:12: "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
As if all of that wasn't enough, in 2020, the whole Democrat party adopted up-to-birth abortion, murdering unborn babies in the womb up to nine months old, by sucking their brains out, if they have trisomy (Down's Syndrome), or other "defects"! That's called Eugenics. Hitler tried it, and we all know how that turned out. Margaret Sanger, the Founder of Planned Parenthood was a racist and Eugenicist. The Democrats and Planned Parenthood cancel cultured her in 2020 due to those views, to try to hide their crimes against humanity. These are not people revered in history, not people to aspire to be, and, yet, Hillary Clinton, Admired Margaret Sanger "enormously..."
Exodus 4:11: "And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?""
TRUTH: They are HUMAN BEINGS.
And God is watching!
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The Scripture is clear, only satan murdered innocent Life. Psalm 106:37-38 " Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood." Different Century, Same Outcome.
When God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it was to teach other people what would happen to them if they did not turn from their evil ways and return to God.
Genesis 18:22-33 - 32 -"Then Abraham said, 'Lord, please don’t be angry with me, but let me bother you this one last time. If you find ten good people there, what will you do?' The Lord said, 'If I find ten good people in the city, I will not destroy it.'"
In all of Sodom and Gomorrah, The Lord God Almighty could not find 10 righteous people among the men, women and children.
He is not coming back to bring peace. He is coming to bring salvation to His people and to punish the sinners.
Pray for the World to "find God" now! Praise God! Amen!
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God said: "...for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth..." Genesis 8:21
God didn't make us evil. Satan did when he tempted Eve with the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Genesis 3:1-6 1
1 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."
And God, being the gracious and merciful God that he is, not wanting that any should perish.
2 Peter 3:8-9:
8 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."
Then, He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to wash away our sins forever.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Our duty is to fear God and live by the standards of His Kingdom now, before He comes back to give His Children salvation and punish the sinners.
13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man."
46 "And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
It's important that we accept God now, because of our Free Will. After the first death, when we come back for a short time, we will be just like we were before we died, have the same beliefs and memories. We will not have time to "find God" at that time. If we die the first death as a sinner, we will die the second death as a sinner, also.
The Bible says, Not one person on earth turns back to God at that time. Now is the time to find God, and that time is rapidly passing by.
Praise God! Amen!
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Jesus’ Teaching Will Judge People
44 Then Jesus said loudly, “Everyone who believes in me is really believing in the one who sent me.
45 Everyone who sees me is really seeing the one who sent me. 46 I came into this world as a light. I came so that everyone who believes in me will not stay in darkness.
47 “I did not come into the world to judge people. I came to save the people in the world. So I am not the one who judges those who hear my teaching and do not obey.
48 But there is a judge for all those who refuse to believe in me and do not accept what I say. The message I have spoken will judge them on the last day.
49 That is because what I taught was not from myself. The Father who sent me told me what to say and what to teach. 50 And I know that whatever he says to do will bring eternal life. So the things I say are exactly what the Father told me to say.”
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Jesus said that if we believe in Him, we can perform even greater miracles than He did.
Jesus Comforts His Followers
1Jesus said, “Don’t be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me.
2 There are many rooms in my Father’s house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3 After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.
7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need.”
9 Jesus answered, “Philip, I have been with you for a long time. So you should know me. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The things I have told you don’t come from me. The Father lives in me, and he is doing his own work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or believe because of the miracles I have done.
12 “I can assure you that whoever believes in me will do the same things I have done. And they will do even greater things than I have done, because I am going to the Father.
13 And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father’s glory will be shown through the Son.
14 If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, you will do what I command.
16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever.
17 The Helper is the Spirit of truth. The people of the world cannot accept him, because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you all alone like orphans. I will come back to you.
19 In a very short time the people in the world will not see me anymore. But you will see me. You will live because I live.
20 On that day you will know that I am in the Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you.
21 Those who really love me are the ones who not only know my commands but also obey them. My Father will love such people, and I will love them. I will make myself known to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “Lord, how will you make yourself known to us, but not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered, “All who love me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them. My Father and I will come to them and live with them.
24 But anyone who does not love me does not obey my teaching. This teaching that you hear is not really mine. It is from my Father who sent me.
25 “I have told you all these things while I am with you.
26 But the Helper will teach you everything and cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name.
27 “I leave you peace. It is my own peace I give you. I give you peace in a different way than the world does. So don’t be troubled. Don’t be afraid.
28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am leaving, but I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be happy that I am going back to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am.
29 I have told you this now, before it happens. Then when it happens, you will believe.
30 “I will not talk with you much longer. The ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me. 31 But the world must know that I love the Father. So I do exactly what the Father told me to do.
“Come now, let’s go.”
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Both the mother of Jesus and of John, the Baptist, both became pregnant after a visit by the Holy Spirit, or God's Messenger.
The angel Gabriel came to Zechariah when he and his wife, Elizabeth, were old. Gabriel told Zechariah that Elizabeth would have a son, and they should name him John. Zechariah doubted Gabriel because they were so old and Elizabeth could not have children. Since he did not believe, Gabriel silenced Zechariah so that he could not speak.
Then, six months later, the angel Gabriel went to Mary, the wife of Joseph and future mother of Jesus, and told her that she would have a son, and that she would name him Jesus. Mary said, how is this possible? I am a virgin. Gabriel told her that Zechariah's wife Elizabeth is already six months pregnant and she is old. That with God anything is possible.
After the angel left Mary, she went as fast as she could to Zechariah's house to see Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard her coming, the baby inside her leapt with joy. Jesus and John, the Baptizer, in the wombs of their mothers, both impregnated by the Holy Spirit. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months and then returned home.
The day Elizabeth's baby was born, everyone wanted to name him after his father, Zechariah, but Elizabeth said, no, his name is John. The people asked Zechariah what he wanted, and he asked for something to write on and he wrote, "His name is John." And immediately his mouth was opened, and he could speak.
Zechariah became filled with the Holy Spirit, and he told the people a message from God:
68 “Praise to the Lord God of Israel.
He has come to help his people
and has given them freedom.
69 He has given us a powerful Savior
from the family of his servant David.
70 This is what he promised
through his holy prophets long ago.
71 He will save us from our enemies
and from the power of all those who hate us.
72 God said he would show mercy to our fathers,
and he remembered his holy agreement.
73 This was the promise he made to our father Abraham,
74 a promise to free us from the power of our enemies,
so that we could serve him without fear
75 in a way that is holy and right for as long as we live.
76 “Now you, little boy, will be called a prophet of the Most High God.
You will go first before the Lord to prepare the way for him.
77 You will make his people understand that they will be saved
by having their sins forgiven.
78 “With the loving mercy of our God,
a new day from heaven will shine on us.
79 It will bring light to those who live in darkness, in the fear of death.
It will guide us into the way that brings peace.”
Faithful and humble servant of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the 40 to 50 million unborn babies murdered every year worldwide. "These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: . . . hands that shed innocent blood . . ." Proverbs 16:16-19