The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided p... Read more
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Read less
Deu 2.3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward
Gen 12.1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and... Read more
Deu 2.3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward
Gen 12.1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed .
Genesis 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying , Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said , Behold, here I am. 2 And he said , Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest , and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up , and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship , and come again to you. 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said , My father: and he said , Here am I, my son. And he said , Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said , My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. 9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order , and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. 10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said , Abraham, Abraham: and he said , Here am I. 12 And he said , Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked , and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen . 15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16 And said , By myself have I sworn , saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies ; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Heb. 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed ; and he went out , not knowing whither he went . 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out , they might have had opportunity to have returned . 16 But now they desire a better country, that is , an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying , Behold , the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away . Read less
First be strong in the lord (we first need to Know that my sin has been dealt with. Then I need to know who's I am and know I am a co hire with Chris... Read more
First be strong in the lord (we first need to Know that my sin has been dealt with. Then I need to know who's I am and know I am a co hire with Christ.
I am a child of the King. ) and in the power of His might . ( know that I have the holy sprite living in me and His power.) Read less
Uzziah was king of Judah for over 50 years. But his last years were unhappy (see 2 Chronicles 26:16-21). Human kings must die. But the *Lord i... Read more
Uzziah was king of Judah for over 50 years. But his last years were unhappy (see 2 Chronicles 26:16-21). Human kings must die. But the *Lord is King of Heaven. He will never die. In a *vision, Isaiah sees something of the *Lord’s great glory (magnificent appearance).
Wings cover the faces of the *fiery *angels, but not their ears, which are ready to hear God’s instructions. Wings also cover the *angels’ feet. That seems to mean that the *angels will obey God. They will go only where the *Lord sends them.
‘Holy’ three times emphasises God’s absolutely pure nature.
To know now what *holiness truly means, causes Isaiah to realise his own wicked nature.
But God has work for Isaiah to do. The action of a *fiery *angel convinces Isaiah that God has forgiven him. So Isaiah is now able to do what God asks
Isaiah is now fit to answer the call of our God, who is so holy.
The strange message that Isaiah is to declare will not help his listeners to understand. In fact, God’s message will act like a blanket that covers the people’s ears and eyes and minds.
To know the purpose of God’s message gives a great shock to Isaiah. Even worse news follows. Enemies will destroy the land. They will carry off nearly all the inhabitants to a foreign country.
Very few people will remain. But God will use those few to give Israel a new beginning. Read less
The ‘friend’ means God. The *vineyard means God’s special people, whom he chose. The *vineyard should have produced wonderful red *grapes. The soil wa... Read more
The ‘friend’ means God. The *vineyard means God’s special people, whom he chose. The *vineyard should have produced wonderful red *grapes. The soil was very good. God had made all possible preparations for a rich harvest.
Like the *vineyard in the story, God’s special people have been a bitter disappointment to him. God now removes all his protection and care. The result is terrible
God created the land. So it really belongs to him (see Leviticus 25:23).
God controls nature. He uses it to express his judgement.
People’s self-interest totally fills their lives. Their conscience no longer warns them about the result of their behaviour. No thought about God enters their minds.
The result of God’s judgement is the collapse (total end) of society as people knew it.
Nobody remains to look after the farmer’s animals.
People continue to behave wickedly until their own evil habits control them. Then they become like prisoners. They cannot even change their attitudes in order to do the right things.
Such people decide that God has no place in their lives.
Their behaviour becomes the exact opposite of God’s standards for his people.
And they even consider that they are above the laws of their country.
God’s judgement upon people who will not obey him will be sudden and total. His judgement is not mere words.
He uses nature. This includes a great *earthquake (see Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5). Bodies that nobody has buried are a common sight after a major *earthquake.
And God uses nations. He will send powerful enemies, first the *Assyrians, and then the *Babylonians.
In all directions, people see nothing but trouble. Their future is without hope. Read less
Rabshakeh returned from his mission to find his master continuing his progress toward Jerusalem, now only about 25 miles to the northeast from the inv... Read more
Rabshakeh returned from his mission to find his master continuing his progress toward Jerusalem, now only about 25 miles to the northeast from the invading army. Sennacherib halted his advance on Jerusalem on receiving intelligence that indicated the possibility of an attack from the south by an Egyptian/Cushite force under Tirhakah, who would become the third monarch of the 25th dynasty of Egypt in 690 B.C. and would remain in conflict with Assyria until Sennacherib's son Esarhaddon sacked the royal city of Memphis in 671 B.C. This threat apparently failed to materialize as Assyrian records do not record an actual battle with Egyptian or Cushite forces following the beginning of Sennacherib's campaign in Judah. Nonetheless, Sennacherib turned his immediate attention to the possibility of conflict with a much more dangerous enemy than Hezekiah. His intent to deal with Hezekiah as soon as the Egyptian/Cushite threat had passed was clearly spelled out in his letter to the Judean monarch, which blasphemously defied God and equated Him to the pagan gods of the nations Assyria had already conquered in Mesopotamia. Read less
I find that in reading and studying about how God creates, he is glorious in all that he does....there is no beginning or ending in him. In Revelatio... Read more
I find that in reading and studying about how God creates, he is glorious in all that he does....there is no beginning or ending in him. In Revelation 1: 8 it tells us that he is Alpha which means beginning and Omega which means ending but also means threshold. The word threshold (thresh-old) means point of beginning? So we find that even his ending is yet the beginning of everything that was created. God is the beginning, he was the beginning before time, and he is the beginning and ending of time itself, he is Almighty! The omnipotent all-powerful, omnipresent, who is present in all places at the same time lives and abides inside of us....I truly do not have a true understanding of the power that dwells inside of me....how can there be areas of defeat in our lives when a presence so powerful lives and abides with you always? There is a great need to becoming more knowledgeable of what we truly hold as the one who has created and creates for his people. The love that he has given and covered us with is remarkable and unexplained to the natural mine...maybe that is why sometimes it is so difficult for us to acknowledge the gift that he has freely given to us. The gift of salvation the deliverance and freedom in all areas of our lives, which include healing, prosperity, a job, a business, a whole family life, peace wholeness wellness and soundness of mine and much, much more it is the gift of God, all wrapped up in his son Jesus. How marvelous and wonderful is the love of our God! Awesome... Read less