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Free Help from God's Word- Claim a promise. 1

The Home. 1

The Godly Man and Woman. 1

True Love. 3

The Godly Man. 5

The Godly Woman. 18

Raising Godly Children. 31

Work and Finances. 51

Health: physical, mental, emotional 62

Sickness- and  recovery. 63

Terminal Illness. 65

Suicide. 67

Grief, Depression, Suffering and Disappointment 69

Grief because of Past Sin. 70

Why God allows problems in our life. 73

Grief- loss of a loved one. 81

Life's Serious Ups and Downs. 82

Sins and Solutions. 82

Living a victorious life. 89

When we fail how do we recover?. 100

Love and  Courtship. 103

Divorce. 105

Salvation- in Jesus. 110

Our salvation depends upon WHO JESUS is. 114

Our salvation depends upon what Jesus did. 120

Our Eternity depends upon what Jesus is going to do in the future. 127

Confidence in the Scriptures. 142

The Bible in the News. 144

The Christian Soldier in War Time. 145

Scripture references. 147

 

 

 

The Home

The Godly Man and Woman

Compassionate  Romans 12. 15.  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Esteems the other to be better than themself. Philippians 2. 3.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Colossians 2. 2.  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,

Forgives and forgets. Colossians 3. 13.  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Gentle and kind 1 Thessalonians 2. 7.  But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Hearts of gratitude . 1 Thessalonians 5. 18.  In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Serve God acceptably. Hebrews 12. 28.  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Hospitable. Hebrews 13. 2.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Do not prejudge others. James 2.  1.  My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.

Is Holy. 14.  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:  15.  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

 16.  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 17.  And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

Love others. 1 Peter 1. 22.  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Patient. 1 Peter 2. 20.  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.  21.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

1 Peter 4. 12.  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  13.  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

 16.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

Fellowship in the Lord.  1 John 1.7.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

True Love

1 Corinthians 13

 

 1.  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (agape unconditional love) , 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 profiteth me nothing.

 4.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

 5.  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

 6.  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

 7.  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

 8.  Charity never faileth: 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 abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Keeps pure

1 Corinthians 6. 18.  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

 19.  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

 20.  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

1 Corinthians 7. 4.  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

 5.  Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.


The Godly Man

Matthew 7. 24.  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

 25.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  26.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  27.  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Steps to success

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

1 Timothy 1. 8.  I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Titus 2. 2.  That the aged (mature) men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2.  11.  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12.  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 3. 8.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 11. Entire chapter.

Keeps focused

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 11. 30.  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 13. 7.  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Proverbs 24. 16.  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 27. 17.  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Isaiah 43. 2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Lamentations 3. 31.  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  32.  But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33.  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 34.  To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. 35.  To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, 36.  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Daniel 11.32b. The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Galatians 5. 5.  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. We have not yet reached what we shall be.

Matthew 4.19.  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Matthew 10. 37.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  38.  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Luke 14.23.  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Luke 14. 33.  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

 John 6. 27.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

John 15. 16.  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

1 Peter 4. 12.  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  13.  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

 16.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

 

Looks for the Second Coming of Christ

2 Timothy 4. 8.  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

James 5. 8.  Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Revelation 22. 6.  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

 7.  Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

 

Is not to be a "workaholic".

Proverbs 15. 16.  Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith

Proverbs 15. 27.  He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house;

Matthew 6. 19.  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:  20.  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Mark 8. 34.  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

 35.  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 36.  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37.  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

John 6. 27.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Hebrews 13 5.  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  6.  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me..

 

 

 

Trusts God

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 86.17. Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 17. 17.  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26. 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  4.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 48. 17.  Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Daniel 12. 3.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

John 14. 13.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

2 Timothy 1. 7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Psalm 34. 4.  I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  5.  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.  6.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 11. 6.  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

 

 

Knows he is a sinner

Lamentations 3. 39.  Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?  40.  Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 41.  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

Daniel 9.18.  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

Luke 18. 13.  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  14.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Romans 3. 10.  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3. 23.  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

1 Corinthians 11. 31.  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1 Timothy 1. 15.  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

1 John 1.8. 8.  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

Know why he has trials

1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

 

Trusts in Jesus for salvation

Romans 3. 24.  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 4. 5.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

 

Loves his wife unconditionally "agape"

Proverbs 5. 18.Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.  19.  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Proverbs 6. 2.  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Do not give ultimatums.

Keep pure. Watch out for other women. Proverbs 6. 25.  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  26.  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Understand your enemy. Watch your eyes, friend.

Romans 12 10.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;.

Ephesians 4. 32.  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Ephesians 5. 25.  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  26.  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27.  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28.  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Ephesians 5. 33.  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Colossians 3. 19.  Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

Hebrews 12. 14.  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  15.  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Bitterness leads to other sins!

Hebrews 13. 4.  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 Peter 3. 7.  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.  8.  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9.  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10.  For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

 

 

A godly man has the fruits of the Spirit

Matthew 5. 9.  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Galatians 5. 22.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  23.  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24.  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Ephesians 4. 32.  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

1 Timothy 6. 11.  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.  12.  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

Hebrews 13.  1.  Let brotherly love continue.

Hebrews 13. 15.  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

James 3. 17.  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

James 4. 6.  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

 

 

A godly man is pure in heart

Matthew 5. 8.  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Acts 15. 9.  And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Acts 24 16.  And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

Romans 12. 1.  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 John 2.15.  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  16.  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever..

 

 

 

A godly man is a man of few words

Matthew 5. 37.  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Ephesians 4. 29.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Colossians 4. 6.  Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

James 1. 26.  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

 

Serves others with the right attitude- agape love

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Matthew 5.5.  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Matthew 5.41.  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

Romans 12 10.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;.

.Romans 13. 1.  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2.  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4.  For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5.  Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

Romans 13. 7.  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Respect your elders, and those in authority.

Ephesians 5. 21.  Submitting yourselves (husband and wife) one to another in the fear of God.

1 Peter 5. 5. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

1 John 1.7.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 2. 10.  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.  11.  But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

1 John 3. 16.  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Guides the home in loving discipline

Proverbs 13. 24.  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverb 19. 18. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Isaiah 37.14. Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

May I suggest this manner of discipline:

1.     Set boundaries for your children

2.     Tell them the exact actions you will take if they break the confidence "Three licks" No more.

3.     Tell them when they have broken the rule and administer the discipline in love as follows-

a. Have them kneel over their bed

b. Give them three licks as promised

c. Kneel down with your arm around them and assure them of your love and forgiveness.

d. Pray with them as they ask the Lord for forgiveness.

Matthew 5 7.  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Ephesians 4. 15.  But speaking the truth in love,

Ephesians 6. 4.  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord

Colossians 3. 21.  Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

1 Thessalonians 2. 11.  As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,  12.  That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

 

A godly man trusts God with his children

Philippians 1. 6.  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Believing in others should include our children.

 

A Godly Man will face the judgment seat of Christ

1 Corinthians 3. 11.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12.  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13.  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14.  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15.  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

2 Corinthians 5. 10.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11.  Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

 

 

The Godly Woman

Obeys her husband with the right attitude- loving kindness

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work. 

Nehemiah 13.25.  And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.  Insist your teenagers date and marry Christians.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 6. 2.  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Do not give ultimatums.

Matthew 5.5.  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Ephesians 5. 22. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  23.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24.  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

Ephesians 5. 33.  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Colossians 3. 18.  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord

1 Timothy 1. 11.  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  12.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.

1 Peter 3. 1.  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  2.  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. 3.  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; 4.  But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. 5.  For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: 6.  Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

 

Makes peace

 

Matthew 5.9.  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Hebrews 13. 15.  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

James 3. 17.  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

 

Keeps pure

Matthew 5. 8.  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

1 Timothy 1. 9.  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;  10.  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Titus 2.  11.  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12.  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 3. 8.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 13. 4.  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

1 John 1.9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

 

Trusts God in prayer believing

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 86.17. Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: do not  let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26. 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  4.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 37. 14. Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 48.17.  Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

John 14. 13.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 15. 7.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

2 Timothy 1. 7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 11. 6.  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

 

Has a purpose in life

Esther 4. 14. Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 11. 30.  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 10.  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  11.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 12.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31. 26.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 31. 30.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Daniel 12. 3.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever

Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

 

Content with life

Proverbs 15. 16.  Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 15.28 the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. Oh, be careful little mouth what you say.

Proverbs 31. 27.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Philippians 4. 11.  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Philippians 4. 13.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Hebrews 13 5.  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  6.  So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me..

 

Know why she has trials

1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

 

Looks for the Second Coming of Christ

2 Timothy 4. 8.  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Atmosphere of the Home

          John R. Rice, a Baptist evangelist and sage, said that the atmosphere of the home is chiefly created by the wife.

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD.

Joshua 21. 45.  There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

1 Samuel 26.9. Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and be guiltless?- God appointed the husband to be the head of the home. Rebellion against him divides the home.

1 Kings 11. 14.  And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon. Our sin causes friction in the home.

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Be content  Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 15. 13.  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken..

Proverbs 17. 9.  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Do not run each other down before others including our children.

Proverbs 21. 9.  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Romans 14. 17.  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 5. 19.  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

Ephesians 5.  20.  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Philippians 4. 14.  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:  15.  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Colossians 3. 16.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 

Creating a successful Christian home

Joshua 1.8.  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

1 Samuel 3. 21.  And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.- Get God's leadership in the Word of God!

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Home should be a place of prayer

Joshua 9. 14.  And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. Ask God to lead you in the home.

Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed. God answers prayer.

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

1 Samuel 12. 23.  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.

2 Kings 19. 14.  And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. - Tell the Lord all about it.

Job 42.10.  And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

John 16. 23.  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  24.  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

1 Thessalonians 5. 23.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 5. 6.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9.  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11.  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Home should be a place of joy

Nehemiah 8.10. The joy of the Lord is your strength

Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD.

Proverbs 15. 13.  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken..

John 15. 11.  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 16. 33.  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Philippians 4. 4.  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

God will help find you a place to live

Deuteronomy 1. 33 to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 102.17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Abuse

Genesis 31.12. for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. God watches how we are treated.

Exodus 2. 24.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God sees your tears and remembers every hurt.

Exodus 3. 7.  And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Matthew 18 10.  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven..

2 Corinthians 5. 10.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11.  Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

1 Peter 2. 20.  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21.  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:  22.  Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23.  Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24.  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25.  For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

1 Peter 3. 13.  And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?  14.  But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15.  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 16.  Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17.  For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

1 Peter 4.  1.  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

 2.  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Peter 4. 12.  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  13.  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

 16.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

2 Peter 2.  9.  The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

 

No man deserves to be called a man if he is an abusive tyrant. And certainly, a woman is no lady if she is abusive. God bless those who live in those situations.

If children are abused then it is time to separate as so-called adults and parents to keep children safe. DLG You do not have to live in abusive situations. Get apart and get help  before anyone is hurt.

Food and clothing

Deuteronomy 12- Israel could eat what they desired at home- except not with the blood.

Romans 14. 17.  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 

Psalm 37.25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his  seed begging bread.

Psalm 102.17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Acts 21. 25.  As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

Colossians 2. 16.  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days

1 Timothy 4. 4.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:  5.  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer

Causes of unanswered prayers

Rebellion

1 Samuel 15.23.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 17. 9.  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Do not run each other down before others including our children.

1 Peter 3. 7.  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 8.  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9.  Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10.  For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

1 Peter 3. 12.  For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

1 John 2. 10.  He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.  11.  But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

Raising Godly Children

Isaiah 54. 13.  And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Matthew 18. 10.  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Protective hedge about out children

Job 1.10.  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Hosea 4.6.  Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. No hedge about our children- why? What "Thou shalt not" have we forgotten?

Ephesians 6. 1.  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right  2.  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3.  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

 

Raising boys to be men

1 Kings 19. 19.  So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.  20.  And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? Elisha was plowing with ten yoke of oxen- that was a man! He went back to kiss his parents good-bye- that was a man! Real men love Jesus!

Teach them the traits of a godly man

unconditional love, purity, kindness, loyalty, faith, meekness, honesty, industry, mercy, devotion, sincerity, integrity, etc.

1 Thessalonians 5. 23.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Timothy 4. 12.  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

2 Timothy 2. 22.  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 2.  11.  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12.  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 3. 8.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

 

Encourage kindness not fighting

Titus 3. 1.  Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,  2.  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.  3.  For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful,and hating one another.  4.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Hebrews 13.  1.  Let brotherly love continue.

 

Give them heart to achieve a purpose in life

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Daniel 1. 8.  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

2 Timothy 1. 7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 

Teach them to laugh

Proverbs 15. 13.  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken..

Proverbs 15. he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Teach them forgiveness

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Proverbs 17. 9.  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Do not run each other down before others including our children.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

Matthew 18. 21.  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  22.  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

1 John 1.9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 2.12.  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

Teach them obedience[1]

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

Teach them men are men of steel and velvet 1 Kings 19. 19.  So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.  20.  And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? Elisha was plowing with ten yoke of oxen- that was a man! He went back to kiss his parents good-bye- that was a man! Real men love Jesus!

Nehemiah 13.25.  And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.  Insist your teenagers date and marry Christians.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Keep pure. Watch out for wicked women. Proverbs 6. 25.  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  26.  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Understand your enemy. Watch your eyes, friend.

Proverbs 13. 24.  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Proverb 19. 18. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Proverbs 29. 17.  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

What about tattoos? Leviticus 19.28.  Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

Ephesians 6. 4.  And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

1Thessalonians 5. 22.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

James 1. 27.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

 

Teach them to pray

Job 42.10.  And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Lamentations 3. 39.  Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?  40.  Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 41.  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

 

Teach them safety

Proverbs 21. 31. Safety is of the Lord.

Teach them to trust God

 

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 13. 7.  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches

Proverbs 15. 16.  Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Teach them to do without.

Proverbs 17. 17.  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Teach them that.

Isaiah 26. 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  4.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

 

Teach them the Word of God

2 Timothy 3. 15.  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  16.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17.  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 4. 8.  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

Teach them why they have trials

1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

 

Teach them to work and study

Proverbs 10. 4.  He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  5.  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Teach your son to work.

Ecclesiastes 9.10.  Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Lamentations 3 27.  It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

2 Timothy 2. 15.  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Peer Pressure

Make godly friends James 4. 4b. know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Raising young ladies

Give them heart

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

2 Timothy 1. 7.  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 

Teach them forgiveness

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Proverbs 17. 9.  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Do not run each other down before others including our children.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

1 John 1.9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 2.12.  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

 

Teach them obedience[2]

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

Nehemiah 13.25.  And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.  Insist your teenagers date and marry Christians.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 13. 24.  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Proverbs 22. 6.  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

What about tattoos?  Leviticus 19.28.  Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

1Thessalonians 5. 22.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

2 Timothy 2. 22.  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Titus 3. 8.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

 

Peer Pressure

James 4. 4b.... know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Teach them humility before God has to

Isaiah 3. 16.  Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:  17.  Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion...

1Thessalonians 5. 22.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

James 4. 6.  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Teach them to work and study

Proverbs 31. 27.  She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Ecclesiastes 9.10.  Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

2 Timothy 2. 15.  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

Teach them to pray

Job 42.10.  And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Proverbs 22. 6.  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

 

 

 

Teach them to trust God

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 13. 7.  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches

Proverbs 15. 16.  Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Teach them to do without.

Proverbs 17. 17.  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. Teach them to give.

Proverbs 22. 6.  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26. 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  4.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

 

Teach them why they have trials

1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

Teach them the Word of God

2 Timothy 3. 15.  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  16.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17.  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Timothy 4. 8.  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Titus 2.  11.  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12.  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 2.  4.  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,  5.  To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Titus 3. 1.  Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,  2.  To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.  3.  For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful,and hating one another.  4.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

Encourage them to marry and have children

1 Timothy 5. 14.  I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

 

 
Teach them to laugh

Proverbs 15. 13.  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken..

Proverbs 15.15. he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Teach them safety.

Proverbs 21. 31. Safety is of the Lord.

1Thessalonians 5. 22.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Treat your children fairly

Genesis 37. 3.  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.  4.  And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. -Be careful of showing partiality to your children.

1 Kings 3. 9.  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

 

Let them know how important they are to you

1 Thessalonians 2. 19.  For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?  20.  For ye are our glory and joy.

 

Admit it when you are wrong, ask forgiveness

2 Samuel 12. 13.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

 

Encourage your children to dream big by serving others

Genesis 37. 5.  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. -Believe in your children and your siblings. Encourage them to reach their dreams.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Jeremiah 32. 27.  Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Daniel 11.32b. The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Philippians 4. 13.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

1 Thessalonians 2. 11.  As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,  12.  That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

 

 

Teach your children the Word of God

Deuteronomy  6. 4.  Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord:  5.  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  6.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  7.  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

Proverbs 11. 30.  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Teach your children to win souls.

Colossians 3. 20.  Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

1Thessalonians 5. 22.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 7. 25.  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

James 4. 6.  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

 

Give your children to the Lord- trust Him with them

1 Samuel 1. 28.  Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 127.3. Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Thank God for them.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

 

Build them up

Psalm 139.14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  15.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  16.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Pray for your children

1 Samuel 12. 23.  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.

1 Kings 3. 9.  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

2 Kings 19. 14.  And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. - Tell the Lord all about it.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

 

A good prayer for our children

Colossians 1. 9.  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;  10.  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11.  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12.  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13.  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15.  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16.  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17.  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18.  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20.  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22.  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Raise them up in church

Psalm 122.1. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Hebrews 10 25.  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching..

Pray and believe for their salvation

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Philippians 1. 6.  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 2. 3.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

 

Believing in others should include our children.

 

 

 

 

Siblings

Genesis 37. 5.  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. -Believe in your children and your siblings. Encourage them to reach their dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Work and Finances

 

Matthew 6. 33.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 7. 7.  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  8.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  9.  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

 10.  Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  11.  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Get a job

2 Thessalonians 3. 10.  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should eat. 11.  For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12.  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

 

 

Getting a job- trust God for it

Exodus 23. 20.  Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. -Trust God to lead and bless.

Joshua 1.11 Within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan.

Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed. God answers prayer.

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 102.17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Philippians 4. 19.  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Get a job that pleases God

Exodus 32. 26.  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me.

Exodus 35. 21.  And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his Spirit made willing.

Do not work on Sunday unless you are serving the Lord as a pastor, EMT, policeman, soldier etc.2 Chronicles 36. 21.  To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. God gets His Sabbaths

 

 

Trust God to bless you at work

Genesis 31.7.  And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. -God takes care of us even if our employer does not.

Genesis 31.12. for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. -God watches how we are treated.

Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. - Do not give up on God's promises- keep praying.

Genesis 39. 23.  The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.  -God will bless you at work if you trust and obey Him.

Exodus 2. 24.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God sees your tears and remembers every hurt.

Exodus 3. 7.  And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

1 Kings 20.11.  And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. Don't brag about it. Do it. Eliminate one of your pretentious boasts today. Do it.

Isaiah 48. 17.  Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

 

Pray for wisdom to do your job

Exodus 36. 1.  Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the Lord put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the Lord had commanded.

 

 

A Christian's attitude at work

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD.

1 Samuel 18. 14.  And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 10. 4.  He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  5.  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Teach your son to work.

Romans 12. 11.  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

Ephesians 5.  20.  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Colossians 3. 13.  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Colossians 3. 22.  Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God

1 Thessalonians 4. 11.  And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;  12.  That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

Titus 2. 9.  Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;  10.  Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things

James 4. 6.  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

 

 

Pray for those at work, employer and employees

1 Samuel 12. 23.  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.

Colossians 3. 13.  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Keeping a job

Joshua 1.8.  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Pray for wisdom- 1 Kings 3. 9.  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Ephesians 6. 5.  Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;  6.  Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7.  With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8.  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Philippians 2. 3.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Matthew 5.9.  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Causes of trouble at work

Rebellion: 1 Samuel 15.23.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.- or being anything. Disobedience to or rejection of  God's Word will cause you trouble everywhere, including work.

1 Kings 11. 14.  And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon. Our sin causes us trouble at work!

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Proverbs 1. 25.  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Jeremiah 5. 25.  Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. Maybe you sinned. If so, repent for God's blessings.

God is purifying you. 1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

 

Being a good, Christian boss or supervisor

1 Kings 12.6. If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. 

Matthew 5. 7.  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Ephesians 6. 9.  And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

Colossians 3. 13.  Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Colossians 4 1.  Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven..

 

Promotion at work

1 Samuel 18. 14.  And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.

 

Pay your bills

Luke 20. 25.  And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.

Romans 13. 8.  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

 


 

Finances

Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. - Do not give up on God's promises- keep praying.

Joshua 9. 14.  And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. Ask God to lead you in your financial decisions.

Matthew 6. 3.  But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:  4.  That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Pray and believe about finances

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord. 

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

2 Kings 19. 14.  And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. - Tell the Lord all about it.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be content and live on what God gives you

1 Timothy 6. 5.  Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6.  6.  But godliness with contentment is great gain.  7.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

 1 Timothy 6. 8.  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1 Timothy 6.  9.  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

 1 Timothy 6. 10.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

 

Tithe and Offerings

Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty.

Proverbs 13. 7.  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Proverbs 17. 17.  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Malachi 3. 10.  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.  11.  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

Romans 12. 13.  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

1 Corinthians 16. 1.  Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.  2.  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come

2 Corinthians 8.

 

 

 1.  Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;

 2.  How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

 3.  For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;

 4.  Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

 5.  And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

 6.  Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

 7.  Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

 8.  I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

 9.  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

 10.  And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

 11.  Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.

 12.  For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.                                                                               

 

2 Corinthians 9.. 6.  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.  7.  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

1 Timothy 6. 17.  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;  18.  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19.  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

 

Causes of loss of finances

1 Samuel 15.23.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

2 Chronicles 26.5.  And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper

Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty. Did you tithe?

Proverbs 1.25.  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Hebrews 12. 6.  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  7.  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  8.  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9.  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10.  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Hebrews 13. 4.  Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

 

 

 

Health: physical, mental, emotional

Isaiah 63. 9.  In all their affliction He was afflicted.

Matthew 8. 2.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  3.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleanse

Sickness gives an opportunity to glorify God. 2 Corinthians 11.30.  If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

2 Corinthians 12. 9.  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  10.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Sickness- and  recovery

Mark 9. 23.  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.  24.  And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

John 4. 50.  Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. - Do not give up on God's promises- keep praying.

Exodus 2. 24.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God sees your tears and remembers every hurt.

Exodus 3. 7.  And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD. -The best way to get through a problem is to thank God for it.

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

1 Samuel 7.12. called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

1 Corinthians 11. 29.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.  30.  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31.  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32.  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Sometimes, not always, our sickness is because of our sin. Repentance might bring healing.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

James 5. 13.  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.  14.  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15.  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16.  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

1 Peter 4.  1.  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  2.  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Peter 5. 6.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9.  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11.  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Terminal Illness

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 25. 8.  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.  9.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Isaiah 27. 12. ... and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

Isaiah 33. 17.  Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

Isaiah 35. 4. Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.  5.  Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  6.  Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  7.  And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.  8.  And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.  9.  No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:  10.  And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

God can heal you! Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

1 Corinthians 15. 54.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56.  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5. 1.  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  2.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

2 Corinthians 5. 8.  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

1 Peter 5. 6.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9.  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11.  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Suicide

God loves you!

Isaiah 49. 15.  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.  16.  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Trust Him! Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Take care of yourself! Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Wait on God to make things better! Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 53. 3. .  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  4.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Jesus carried our sorrows on the Cross- we do not have to carry them!

Isaiah 53. 5.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: Jesus died for our sins- we do not have to die for them.

Isaiah 53. 6. 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. Jesus paid for our sins!

 Isaiah 54. 7. .  For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.  8.  In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer.

Suicide is often a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Problems are temporary! God will bless you.  Wait on Him!

Isaiah 57. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

God's advice- Change your mind, and LIVE! Ezekiel 18. 30. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.  31.  Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32.  For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Ezekiel 33.11..  Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

PRAY BOLDLY RIGHT NOW- Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

James 5. 13.  Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.  14.  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15.  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16.  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

 

 

 

Suicidal Homicide-

2 Kings 1.3. Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

There is a God in the Bible, the God who died for the sheep. Why go to a god where the sheep die for the Shepherd? You do not have to die for your sins, Jesus did! Suicide, even homicidal suicide, is futile- Jesus died for all your sin and mine. Take your burdens to Jesus. Do not take them out on innocent people. That is first-degree premeditated murder.

 

Grief, Depression, Suffering and Disappointment

Matthew 11. 28.  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Acts 14. we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Romans 8. 18.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us

Romans 8. 26.  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8. 28.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8. 32.  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 8. 35.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  36.  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Do not be afraid! Philippians 1. 28.  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.  29.  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

1 Peter 4.  1.  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  2.  That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

1 Peter 5. 6.  Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  7.  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9.  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10.  But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11.  To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

Grief because of Past Sin

Grief Counseling for Depression Caused by Guilt

 

No one but you knows the traumatic emotions you are going through if you are living a life of depression because of past failures and sin.

You cannot forgive yourself. You think you deserve to afflict yourself rather than accept the joy, peace and righteousness God offers in His Son. You think being a Christian means to kick yourself the rest of your life for your sin. Wrong! Being a Christian is to accept forgiveness. Jesus died for you sin! You do not have to! Jesus carried your sorrow. You cannot carry them. I hope you will find the joy and comfort God offers freely in the following verses.

 

 

We forgive you. We will be your friends.

 

Don and Minnie Giddens

 

1.     Jesus died for our sins[i]- all of them. If Jesus died for them you do not have to make yourself pay for them the rest of your life. Instead, let it go, and accept God's forgiveness when you admit your guilt[ii]. Accept His forgiveness. You know He will never remember them any more. The alternative is to not forgive yourself, not to accept His offer of forgiveness by dying for that sin, and living your life in guilt and remorse. Then, facing God who will ask the question, "Why? I sent my Son to die for the worst sin." You rejected Him, and rejected me.

 

2.     Jesus died for our sorrows. We sometimes glory in the valleys[iii], and have been accustomed to carrying our pain so long we want to keep on. Our sin is something we think demands a lifetime wallow in sorrow and depression. You do not have to pay for your sin by dying. You do not pay for your sin by grieving. Jesus carried our sorrows on the cross. Every lash on His back was for your sorrow. Every brutal blow was because for your sorrow. So, my friend, let go, and let Jesus carry every tear. Every howling accusation leveled at Jesus was for you sin. He paid it all.

 

3.     He arose victorious over sin and death. Do you think when He came out of the tomb He was still carrying your sorrow? Of course not: He left it all in the tomb. Removed it as far as the East is from the West, never to remember it again!

Our sins are gone. Our grieving has been done. We won. Jesus won for us. Christianity is joy, peace, and righteousness; not remorse, and ungodly worry.

Suppose you were convicted to the electric chair for murder. Guilty. Heaven's doors were closed. Eternity loomed ahead with grief that never left for your sin. YOUR sin. Then, suppose the Judge, the Righteous Judge, would say, I know you deserve the penalty. I know you cannot avoid death, but I am going to die with you. We are going to buried together six feet deep. And in three days we are coming out together. Free! The guilt paid. Joyful- the sin and shame gone!

 

When Jesus died on the cross we died with Him.

When He arose we arose with Him.

Our life now is hid in God.

 

Please pray this prayer of thanksgiving-

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Jesus wept enough for my sin of ________. I weep no more.

Jesus paid enough for my sin ___________ I pay no more.

I cannot weep enough. I cannot pay enough. I am poor, naked, blind, helpless.

 

All I have is Jesus.

 

Thank you, Father, for sending your Son to die for my sin, and my sorrow.

 

I offer to you my joyful praises forever.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

Isaiah 53.3.  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

 4.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

 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.

 

 

 

Why God allows problems in our life

So we can help others 2 Corinthians 1. 3.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4.  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5.  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

So we will trust  God, not ourselves. 2Corinthians 1. 8.  For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:

 9.  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

So others can  see Jesus in us. 2 Corinthians 4. 7.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9.  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10.  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11.  For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So we can have fellowship with Him! Philippians 3.  10.  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death

Chastening because of continual sin in our life. Hebrews 12. 6.  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  7.  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  8.  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9.  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10.  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

James 1. 12.  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

So we will be more like Jesus. 1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 4. 12.  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  13.  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

 16.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

 

 

 

The Secret to Victory over Depression

Isaiah 57. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Thank God for everything. The quickest way through any problem is to thank God for it.

1 Thessalonians 5. 18.  In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

Psalm 147.3. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.  4.  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Job 1.21. Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

2 Kings 4.22  Run to the man of God.

Job 13.15. Though He slay me, yet will I trust in him:

Psalm 3. 3.  But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.  4.  I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Matthew 5. 4.  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Ephesians 5.  20.  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 

Believe your sins are forgiven

Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

1 John 1.9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

God is with us during depression

 

Genesis 28. 16.  And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.  17.  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.     -  How often have we been there, and known it? 

Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. - Do not give up on God's promises- keep praying

Exodus 2. 24.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God sees your tears and remembers every hurt.

Exodus 3. 7.  And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; 

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. 

Job 23.10. But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Children from broken homes Psalm 27.10. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Isaiah 63. 9.  In all their affliction He was afflicted

 

 

 

God will get us through depression

Exodus 13. 3.  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: - Our victories depend upon God's deliverance.

Exodus 19. 4.  Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD. The quickest way to get over a problem is to thank God for it. -Don Giddens

Joshua 1.8.  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Job 23.10. But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 147.3. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.  4.  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Isaiah 26. 3.  Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  4.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

Isaiah 61.1. The Spirit of the Lord hath... sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2. ...to comfort all that mourn; 3.  ... to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

Our depression never exceeds God's comfort if we let Him. 2 Corinthians 1. 3.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4.  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5.  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

 

1 Peter 1. 6.  Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:  7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask the Holy Comforter to comfort you.

2 Corinthians 7. 6.  Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

 

Pray when we are depressed

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Romans 12. 12.  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.

Psalm 34. 4.  I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  5.  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.  6.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles

Hebrews 7. 25.  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 

 

Do right when you are depressed

Psalm 122.1. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Titus 3. 8.  This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Hebrews 10 25.  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching..

James 4. 6.  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  7.  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 8.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9.  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10.  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

 

Get over your bitterness

 

Acts 8. 21b.  thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  22.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.  23.  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

Hebrews 12. 14.  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:  15.  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Bitterness leads to other sins!

 

Depression sometimes follows victories

1 Kings 19.1 What doest thou here, Elijah? Beware. Mountain-top experiences are followed by valleys. Stay out of the Valley of Depression.

Grief- loss of a loved one

1.     1 Thessalonians 4. 13.  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17.  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

 

 

Grief is natural- 2 Samuel 18.33. O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

The child went to Heaven! 2 Samuel 12. 23.  But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Isaiah 11. 6.  The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

Isaiah 25. 8.  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.  9.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

God will go with you through this valley. Jesus died such a tie as this. Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Death to a child or Christian is like going tosleep here, and waking up in Heaven.

1 Corinthians 15. 54.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56.  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

My child committed suicide. Did he go to Heaven? The Bible does not say, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and do not commit suicide and thou shalt be saved."

Life's Serious Ups and Downs

Sins and Solutions

From The Four Trains to Hell

- by Don Giddens 1966.

 

Isaiah 33. 14.  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

 

Repent? From what exactly should we repent? There are several lists in the New Testament of people who should NOT think they are going to Heaven! Let's not fool ourselves. If we are on this lists we had better get off today by submitting to the righteousness of Christ! Repent and believe.

 

1 Corinthians 6. 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.

 

Galatians 5. 19.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,  20.  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,  21.  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

 

Colossian 3. 5.  Mortify [3]therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

 6.  For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

 

Revelation  21. 8.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 9.21.Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

 

We will divide these into four lists naming the sins and giving the solutions from the Bible:

 

 

I.  Sins of Unbelief and solutions

1.      Idolatry

2.    Witchcraft

3.     Fearful

4.    Unbelieving

5.     Liars

6.    Covetousness

II.  Sins of Hatred

1.      Hatred

2.    Variance

3.     Wrath

4.    Strife

5.     Seditions

6.    Heresies

7.     Murderers

III.  Sins of Substance Abuse

1.      Sorcerers

2.    Drunkards

3.     Revilers

IV.  Sins of Immorality

1.      Adultery

2.    Fornication

3.     Lasciviousness

4.    Uncleanness

5.     Inordinate affection

6.    Evil concupiscence

7.     Whoremongers

8.    Effeminate

9.    Abusers

 

Some Have Believed in Vain

 

Some Have Not Truly Repented

 

2 Corinthians 12. 21.  And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

 

Perhaps Continuous Self-Destructive Sinfulness Means They Have Received the Grace of God in Vain

 

2  Corinthians 6. 1.  We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2.  (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

 3.  Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

 

Some Have Not Truly Believed

 

1 Corinthians 15.1.  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

 2.  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

 3.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures;

 

Some Are Still Depending on  Keeping the Law

 

Galatians 2. 21.  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

 

Galatians 5. 4.  Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

 

Let us search our souls for any of these besetting sins, repent, and trust Jesus for deliverance. This is the victory that overcomes the world- even our faith.

 

I. Sins of Unbelief

 

In this group are all who refused to believe the death of the SON of GOD on the Cross was not enough for them to go to Heaven.  Seeing the Creation and the Creator was not enough to convince them to trust Him with their eternal souls. They walked by the outstretched arms of the CHRIST accusing Him of rank blasphemy. Who can forgive sins but God?

They are  doomed by the demons of unbelief and must repent and believe to be saved.

 

 Destination the Lake of Fire

Idolatry- Having gods, substitutes for GOD, image-worship, and Religious leader-worship. "Tags" I believe in God and (tag).[4]

Works salvation-justified by the law.[5]

Fearful- deilos, full of dread.

Abominable- bdelusso, Stink, disgusting. They are so bad they stink to GOD.

Unbelieving- apistos, no faith

Liars- pseudos, false

Coveteousness- - pleonektes, too eager for gain, even willing to defraud.

and pleonexia, greediness, cannot get enough. Coveteousness is idolatry.[6]

Thieves- kleptes, kleptomaniacs.

Extortioners- harpax, rapacious, ravening, plunderers.

 

II.  People who are consumed with the Sins of Hatred

Hatred- echthra, enmity, hostile.

Variance-eris, fighting

Emulations- zelos, explosive  jealousy Wrath- thumos, explosive anger

Strife- eritheia, contentious intrigue

Seditions- dichostsis, devisive

Heresies- hair-splitters, sects

Murderers-phoneus, intentional murder

Revilers- loidoros, abusive

 

III.  People who do not quit Sins of Substance Abuse

Sorcerers- pharmakeia  and pharmakeus (KJV sorcerer, witchcraft or sorcery), anyone who makes, sells, or uses mind-dominating, life-destroying drugs.

Drunkards- methe, and methusos- one who destroys his  life with alcohol.

Revilers- komos, to carouse

 

 

IV. People who  do  not quit the  Sins of Immorality

Adultery- porneia, sexual sin outside marriage

with porneia. Moichos, male paramour

Fornication- pornos, and porneia, debauchers, sexual sin before marriage

Lasciviousness- aselgeia, wantoness- to revel unrestrainedly in lewdness.

Uncleanness- akatharsia, impurity.

Inordinate affection- pathos, passion.

Evil concupiscence- epithumia, lust after the unforbidden.

Whoremongers- sex for pay

Effeminate- malakos, a catamite, homosexuals

Abusers of themselves with mankind- homosexuality. moichos, Arsenokoites- sodomites.

 

If you do not find yourself guilty of any of these sins, check Romans 1. You might be there? Or just go look in the mirror of the Ten Commandments.

 

How can we escape the judgment? How can we quit!

 

Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ today.

 

We overcome by faith!

1 John 5. 4.  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

 5.  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

You might do as I, pray this prayer, telling Jesus how sorry we are.

 

Lord Jesus,

I find myself a horrible sinner in Thy sight, according to Thy Word.

I am a (name your dominating sin that is destroying your life and relationships).

According to Thy Word, I should not fool myself into thinking I am going to Heaven. I am a sorry, rotten, sinner who only deserves Hell for Eternity.

Jesus , I believe you died on the cross for sinners and rose again to give them Thy perfect righteousness. At this point, I turn from my sin of _____________

with all my heart. Save me from___________ and the dreadful penalty it will cost me if I do not truly repent.

Thank you for dying on the cross for ________, my sin.

Thank you for dying in my place for _________.

Cleanse me from _________________!

 

Jesus, make me whole. Save me.

 

Now, I am trusting thy word, John 3.15

5.  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 16.  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.

 

I do not believe in myself or any One but Thee.

 

According to John 3.16, I am going to Heaven by faith believing.

 

Titus 3. 5.  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

 

Renew me everyday, Jesus. Empty me of  my sinfulness, and fill me with Thy  Holy Spirit everyday.

 

Amen.

 

2 Corinthians 5. 21.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

 

Living a victorious life

Matthew 5. 6.  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Christian living is a choice

Exodus 32. 26.  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me.

1 Kings 18.21.  And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. Jesus said we could not serve God and mammon- so, we must decide which one we will serve today.

Psalm 122.1. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Galatians 5. 5.  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. We have not yet reached what we shall be.

Believe in others

Genesis 37. 5.  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. -Believe in your Christian brothers.. Encourage them to reach their dreams.

God has a plan for you

Genesis 45. 5.  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. God has a purpose in our life. When people hurt us it is for God to guide us where He wills to make us more like Jesus.

Philippians 1. 6.  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Believing in others should include our children.

Philippians 2. 3.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

God will lead you

Exodus 23. 20.  Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. -Trust God to lead and bless.

Exodus 40. 38.  For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

Exodus 23. 20.  Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. -Trust God to lead and bless.

Joshua 1.11 Within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan

Joshua 9. 14.  And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord. Ask God to lead you day by day.

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

God will protect you

Exodus 23. 20.  Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. -Trust God to lead and bless.

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

 

God wants us to be happy

Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD.

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Lamentations 3. 31.  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  32.  But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33.  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 34.  To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. 35.  To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, 36.  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Romans 5. 11.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

 

Rejection for the cause of Christ

1 Samuel 8. 7.  And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

Psalm 27.10. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

Pray for one another

1 Samuel 12. 23.  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.

 

Living The Christian Life

The Christian life is a life of trust

Psalm 37.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Isaiah 1. 18.  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 12. 2.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

 

The Christian life is a life of Repentance

Toward God...Exodus 32. 26.  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me.

Confess Nehemiah 9.1.  Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.  2.  And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.  3.  And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Proverbs 28 13.  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Ezekiel 18. 30. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.  31.  Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32.  For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

Matthew 4. 17.  From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

2 Corinthians 7. 10.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  11.  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

The Christian life is a life of Obedience

Exodus 35. 21.  And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing.

2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

Psalm 122.1. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 11. 30.  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

Matthew 4. 19.  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

 

The Christian Life is a life of Joy

Nehemiah 8.10. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Philippians 4. 4.  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

The Christian life is a life of Victory

Deuteronomy 6. 23.  And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in.

Deuteronomy 30. 6.  And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Joshua 1.8.  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Joshua 1.11 Within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan.

Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed. God answers prayer.

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

1 Samuel 17.26. who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? - David before he killed Goliath.

2 Kings 2.14.   And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. The God of Elijah is alive today- do something in His Name.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

 

 

The Christian follows Christ

Deuteronomy  13.1.  If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and  2.  And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;  3.  Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  We are not to  listen to false prophets even if they have signs. It is a test! Only a test!

Deuteronomy 18. 18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. Deuteronomy 30. 6.  And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

 

 

A Life of Prayer

God answers prayer

Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed. God answers prayer.

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

2 Chronicles 16.9. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him .-Secrets of answered prayer- God is watching for someone somewhere to trust Him.

Isaiah 37. 14.Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Matthew 7.7.  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  8.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  9.  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?  10.  Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  11.  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?.

 

Pray and believe

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 86.17. Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Isaiah 51. 12.  I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;  13.  And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?  14.  The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.  15.  But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is his name.  16.  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Philippians 4. 6.  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  7.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Ask big things from God; expect big things from God.

Joshua 14. 12.  Now therefore give me this mountain.

Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed. God answers prayer.

Joshua 21. 45.  There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

1 Samuel 17.26. who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? - David before he killed Goliath

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

2 Kings 2.14.   And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. The God of Elijah is alive today- do something in His Name..

2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

2 Chronicles 25.10. And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

Daniel 11.32b. The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

Daniel 12. 3.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever

 

The Christian is not judgmental

Matthew 7. 1.  Judge not, that ye be not judged.

John 8.  He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

1 Corinthians 4. 5.  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

 

When we fail how do we recover?

1 Corinthians 10. 13.  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

When a Christian sins

2 Samuel 12. 13.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Proverbs 24. 16.  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Proverbs 28 13.  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy..

1 Corinthians 6. 18.  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.  19.  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20.  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Galatians 6. 1.  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

1 John 1.9.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Sinning is about making bad choices

I Thessalonians 4. 7.  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.  8.  He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

True Repentance

2 Corinthians 7.11.  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Hebrews 12 . 1.  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  2.  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  3.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  4.  Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

2 Peter 3. 9.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Trust God for forgiveness and deliverance

Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

Lamentations 3. 31.  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  32.  But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33.  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 34.  To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. 35.  To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, 36.  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

Lamentations 3. 39.  Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? 40.  Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 41.  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

When others sin, forgive, comfort, and confirm your love toward them.

2 Corinthians 2. 7.  So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.  8.  Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

 

The Last Step of tough love

1 Corinthians 5.5.  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

 

Why some do not repent and believe-

2 Corinthians 3.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  4.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

 

The Christian Sabbath

Lamentations 2.6.   And He hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: He hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the Lord hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

Several times in the Old Testament the Bible mentions the 8th day Sabbath, 15 day Sabbaths, 22nd day Sabbaths, the Year of Jubilee (seven sabbaths of years PLUS one)-

These are all examples of  the Christian 8th day Sabbath- Sunday. Don Giddens. Sunday is the New Sabbath.

Mark 2. 27.  And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:  28.  Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Romans 14. 5.  One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Colossians 2. 16.  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.

 

Love and  Courtship

Date and Marry an Overcoming Christian

1 Kings 11.1. Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

The Lord gives the best to them who leave the choice to Him.     Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

2 Corinthians 6. 14.  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

 

Broken promises and hearts

Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Admit it when you are wrong 2 Samuel 12. 13.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

 

Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Psalm 147.3. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.  4.  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Why me, Lord?

Proverbs 1. 25.   But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:  26.  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

When it's because of your sin

Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Proverbs 28 13.  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy..

 

What now?

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Jeremiah 3. 22.  Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

Lamentations 3. 31.  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  32.  But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33.  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 34.  To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. 35.  To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, 36.  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

 Divorce

God's Word concerning separation and/or divorce

Malachi 2.13.  And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that He regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.  14.  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.  15.  And did not He make one? Yet had He the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That He might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 

Matthew 5. 31.  It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:  32.  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

1 Corinthians 7. 15.  But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage[7] in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

Divorce and Remarriage

1 Corinthians 7. 28.  But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. Marriage or remarriage is not a sin. DLG

1 Corinthians 7. 8.  I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I.  9.  But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. (in lust)

1 Corinthians 9. 27.  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Premarital Sex

1 Corinthians 7. 36.  But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

Why me, Lord?

Proverbs 1.25.  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

Proverbs 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

Proverbs 21. 9.  It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Getting over it

Psalm 37.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Psalm 147.3. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.  4.  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Proverbs 4. 23.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 43.2.  When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Isaiah 53. 3. .  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  4.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Jesus carried our sorrows on the Cross- we do not have to carry them!

Isaiah 63. 9.  In all their affliction He was afflicted

When you feel like this- Lamentations 1.16.  For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed. Pray, "Holy Comforter, comfort me." and He will.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

 

 

Confess sin to Jesus to be forgiven.

2 Samuel 12. 13.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Proverbs 28 13.  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy..

Lamentations 3. 39.  Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?  40.  Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 41.  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

Start over trusting God

Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

Hebrews 4. 16.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 


 

 

 

Salvation- in Jesus

Matthew 1.21.  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

John 10. 10b. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Hebrews 2. 3.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

 

Salvation is eternal

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

John 6. 39.  And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 40.  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

John 3.36, 3.16, 5.24

John 14. 1.  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

John 17.12.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

John 17. 24.  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

John 20. 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.

Romans 8.35.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36.  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39.  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 1.20.  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21.  Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22.  Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts..

Hebrews 5. 9.  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Hebrews 9. 12.  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Hebrews 10. 10.  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  11.  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12.  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13.  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14.  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Hebrews 12.  2.  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

1 Peter 1.8.  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:  9.  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salvation is by grace not works

 

John 6.28.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  29.  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Romans 4. 16.  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham;

Romans 5. 1.  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Romans 10. 9.  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 11. 6.  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

2 Corinthians 4. 7.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Galatians 2. 16.  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 3.8.  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed 11.  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.  12.  And the law is not of faith: but, the man that doeth them shall live in them. 13.  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Galatians 3.22.  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Galatians 3. 26.  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Titus 3. 5.  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  6.  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7.  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 4. 9.  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.  10.  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Hebrews 8. 12.  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Hebrews 9. 14.  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

2 Peter 3. 15.  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;  16.  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

 

 

 

 

 

Our salvation depends upon God's Love

Deuteronomy  6.7.   The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  8.  But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Ecclesiastes 3. 14.  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever.

John 3.16 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.

Romans 5.8 God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

God loves sinners

Isaiah 64. 6.  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 5. 8.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Galatians 3.22.  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Our salvation depends upon WHO JESUS is.

Luke 24. 44.  And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

John 1. 17.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 4 42.  And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world..

John 17. 24.  Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Jesus is Creator with God the Father and Spirit

John 1. 1.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1. 3.  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Hebrews 1.5.  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

Acts 13. 33.  God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. This verse refers to the resurrection, not creation. Jesus was not created. He was from everlasting to everlasting, the beginning and the end.

Colossians 2. 9.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Job 26.13. 13.  By his Spirit He hath garnished the heavens.

1 Timothy 1. 17.  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 1. 1.  God, who ...spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2.  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;

Revelation 4. 11.  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Jesus is God in flesh

Exodus 3. 14.  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. -Jesus said "I AM" to the hypocrites and they fell to the ground.

John 18. 6.  As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Philippians 4. 5.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  6.  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7.  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8.  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10.  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11.  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1 Timothy 3. 16.  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 6.14.b.  until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15.  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords; 16.  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 1.8.  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Jude Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,  25.  To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

 

Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies

Luke 16. 16.  The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

 

SHILOH Genesis 49. 10.  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Jesus is the Promised Shiloh who will gather His people when He returns again. 

IMMANUEL- Isaiah 7. 14.  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

EVERLASTING FATHER- MIGHTY GOD-  Isaiah 9.  6.  For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

PRINCE OF PEACE- Isaiah 9.  6.  For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

RIGHTEOUS BRANCH-  Isaiah 11. 1.  And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:  2.  And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

HOUSE OF DAVID-  Isaiah 22. 22.  And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open.

NAIL IN A SURE PLACE- Isaiah 22. 23.  And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

CORNERSTONE-  Isaiah 28. 16.  Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

1 Peter 2. 6.  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 7.  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8.  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient.

SAVIOUR GOD-  Isaiah 45. 22.  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

REDEEMER, HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL- Isaiah 47. 4.  As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

Acts 10. 43.  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 13. 33.  God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah-  Revelation 5. 5.  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Hosea 5. 14. 14.  For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.  15.  I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Revelation 22. 16.  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 

 

 

 

Jesus is LORD of Hosts and Lord of all

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Acts 4. 12.  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1 Timothy 6.14.b.  until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15.  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords; 16.  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

 

Jesus appeared in the Old Testament- "Theophanies"

2 Samuel 22.7.   In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.  8.  Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth. 9.  There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. 10.  He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet. 11.  And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. 12.  And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies. 13.  Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.

Joshua 5. 14.  And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?  15.  And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so. Jesus is Captain of the Lord's Host. I. E. Yahweh of armies. Read Zechariah. He is also called the Captain of our Salvation.

Ezekiel 3. 25.  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Isaiah 6. 5.  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. Keep praying- do not give up on God's blessings.

King of the Jews

Matthew 2. 2.  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

John 12. 12.  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13.  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14.  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15.  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

1 Timothy 6.14.b.  until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15.  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords; 16.  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

 

 

Jesus is God, yet He is subject to God the Father

1 Corinthians 15. 28.  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Our salvation depends upon what Jesus did

Jesus proved He was God

Isaiah 29. 18.  And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.  19.  The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 61. 1.  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Matthew 8. 2.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  3.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleanse

Matthew 8.26. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 9. 6.  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.  7.  And he arose, and departed to his house.

In Matthew 8, 9 He raised a dead man, healed a leper, gave sight to blind men, cast out devils, calmed the sea, healed a palsied man- all things only God could do.

In Matthew 10 He gave power to His disciples- only God could give such power.

Matthew 14. 26.  And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear

Matthew 16. 16.  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  17.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

John 21. 25.  And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

Romans 5. 11.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

2 Corinthians 5. 21.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Jesus gives us eternal life and power

John 11.2.  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:.

John 7. 37.  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  38.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Acts 1.8.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 2. 21.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 13. 39.  And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Acts 16. 30.  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  31.  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

Romans 1. 16.  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Romans 1. 17.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 4. 7.  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8.  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

Romans 5. 20.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  21.  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord

Romans 6. 5.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

Romans 6. 23.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 1. 5.  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;  6.  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7.  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8.  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 1. 18.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

2 Corinthians 4. 7.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 5. 21.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Galatians 2. 20.  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 3. 3.  Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Galatians 3.8.  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.

Colossians 1. 19.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  20.  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22.  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Colossians 2. 13.  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;  14.  Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Colossians 3. 4.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

We are born again in Him. 1 Peter 1. 3.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4.  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,  5.  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 John 3. 1.  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1 John 4. 10.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 5.  1.  Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2.  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4.  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Revelation 3. 20.  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus said He was the  Messiah, the Son of God

Mark 14.61.  Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?  62.  And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.  63.  Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

Matthew 16. 16.  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

John 7. 28.  Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.  29.  But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.

He died for us

Exodus 12.13 when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.- Our salvation depends upon the fact that Jesus died for our sin

The Eleventh Commandment- Calvary covers it all. Exodus 20. 24.  An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. -Salvation is not by keeping of the law, but by God's grace- Calvary, the Altar

Leviticus . 17. 11.  For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Hebrews 9. 22.  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

Isaiah 33. 22.  For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us.

Isaiah 50. 5 6.  I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.  7.  For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 53. 1. 1.  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2.  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3.  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4.  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 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 openeth 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.

Isaiah 52.14. His visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

Isaiah 63. 9.  In all their affliction He was afflicted.

John 1. 36.  And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

John 3. 16.  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.

John 3. 36.  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

John 5. 24.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

Hebrews 2. 9.  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Revelation 1. 5.  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

He arose for our justification

Matthew 28. 5.  And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.  6.  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

John 11. 25.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

Job 19.25. For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  26.  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

Psalm 32. 2. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  2.  Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile This is because of the power of the resurrection of Christ.

Isaiah 25.8.  He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.  9.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Romans 4. 25.  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Revelation 1. 5.  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.

Our Eternity depends upon what Jesus is going to do in the future

Jesus IS the Messiah! We not only say, "He WAS the Messiah, but also He IS the Messiah because there are yet Messianic promises to be fulfilled which He will fulfill. The Scripture says, He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The beginning and the end.

Revelation 1. 7.  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 1. 8.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 7. 9.  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  10.  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Revelation 7. 14.  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  15.  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16.  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17.  For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

 

The Rapture of the Church- Believers

Isaiah 2.17.  And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 9.7.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Matthew 24. 36.  But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24.  44.  Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

1 Thessalonians 4. 13.  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17.  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

2 Thessalonians 2. 3.  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [8]first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  4.  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Titus 2. 13.  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

1 John 2. 28.  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John 3. 2.  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3.  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Revelation 22. 6.  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.

 7.  Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

Revelation 22. 20.  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  21.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

 

 

Tribulational Promises

Isaiah 13. 13.  Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Some will not go through the Tribulation

1 Thessalonians 5 9.  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,.

2 Thessalonians 2. 3.  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away[9] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  4.  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Revelation 3. 10.  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

 11.  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Some will be saved during the Tribulation

Jeremiah 30. 7.  Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he  shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 12. 11.  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 7. 9.  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  10.  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11.  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12.  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13.  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14.  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

The Second Return of Christ

 

Matthew 24. 31.  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  32.  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

Matthew 26. 64.  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Mark 13. 24.  But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, 25.  And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.

 26.  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27.  And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. 

John 16.22.  And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Colossians 3. 4.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

1 Thessalonians 5. 1.  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.  2.  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3.  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape

2 Thessalonians 7. 7.  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8.  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9.  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

2 Peter 3. 10.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  11.  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12.  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13.  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14.  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Revelation 1.7.  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 6. 13.  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14.  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15.  And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16.  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 17.  For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Revelation 14. 14.  And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

 15.  And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

 16.  And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

Millennial Promises

Zechariah 14. 4.  And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof...

Zechariah 14. 9.  And the Lord shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name One.

Isaiah 2.17.  And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 9 7.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 11. 4.  But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 6.  The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.  7.  And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8.  And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9.  They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 10.  And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious, etc.

Revelation 11. 15.  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Revelation 1. 6.  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 12. 5.  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Revelation 15. 3.  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.  4.  Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. 5.  And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

Revelation 20. 6.  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 

 

Regathering of Israel by the LORD

Isaiah 11. 12.  And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isaiah 14. 2.  And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.  3.  And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.

Isaiah 27. 6.  He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 32. 17.  And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.  18.  And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

The Battle of Armageddon

Isaiah 34.8.For the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. 8.  For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

Revelation 9. 14.  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.  15.  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16.  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. 17.  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18.  By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19.  For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Revelation 17. 14.  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. 15.  And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16.  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17.  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18.  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Revelation 19. 5.  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.  6.  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7.  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9.  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

Revelation 19. 11.  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  12.  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13.  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14.  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15.  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 17.  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18.  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19.  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

 20.  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21.  And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Revelation 20.  1.  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2.  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3.  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

The Last Battle at the end of the Millennium

Zechariah 14. 12.  And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. (Does this not describe a nuclear holocaust?) See Isaiah 1.31

Isaiah 31. 4.  For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, He will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. 5.  As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it.

Isaiah 34. 4.  And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

Malachi 4. 3.  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

2 Thessalonians 2. 8.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Revelation 20. 7.  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8.  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9.  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10.  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

2 Peter 3. 10.  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  11.  Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,  12.  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

 13.  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

The Great White Throne of Judgment

Revelation 20. 11.  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.  12.  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13.  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

 14.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

 15.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Eternity in Heaven

John 14. 1.  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  2.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 3.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Hebrews 11. 10.  For he (Abraham) looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Hebrews 11. 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.

1 Peter 1. 3.  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  .  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,  5.  Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Revelation 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.

Revelation 21. 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

Revelation 21. 6.  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 7.  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Eternity in New Jerusalem

Revelation 21. 9.  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

 10.  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 11.  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

 12.  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

 13.  On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

 14.  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

 15.  And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

 16.  And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.

 17.  And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.

 18.  And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.

 19.  And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;

 20.  The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

 21.  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

 22.  And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

 23.  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

 24.  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

 25.  And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.

 26.  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

 27.  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

Revelation 22. 1.  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.  2.  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3.  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 4.  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. 5.  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Eternity in Hell

Isaiah 33. 14.  The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

Luke 16.23.  The rich man also died, and was buried;  23.  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24.  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26.  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Revelation 14. 10.  The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:  11.  And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 20. 14.  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  15.  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21. 8.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Revelation 22. 14.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  15.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

 

 

 

 

Why we cannot find Osama Ben Laden

2 Chronicles 16.7. Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Secrets of military victory or defeat- whether or not we seek God's help.

Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Promotion

1 Samuel 18. 14.  And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.

Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and He delighteth in his way.

 

 

Confidence in the Scriptures

Believing the Bible gives confidence

Matthew 4.4.  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

2 Samuel 23. 2.  The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

John 6. 28.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  29.  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Romans 8.16.  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

Ephesians 3. 20.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Colossians 3. 4.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

2 Timothy 1. 12.  For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. committed unto him against that day.

2 Timothy 3. 16.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17.  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Hebrews 4. 12.  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

 

 

 

Answered prayer increases confidence

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

2 Kings 19. 14.  And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. - Tell the Lord all about it.

Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Matthew 21. 21.  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.  22.  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Psalm 3. 3.  But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.  4.  I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

Psalm 34. 4.  I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  5.  They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.  6.  This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 65. 18.  If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:  19.  But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 20.  Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

James 5. 17.  Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

 18.  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

 

 

 

 

The Bible in the News.

Wht can't we find Osama Ben Laden? 2 Chronicles 16.7. Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Secrets of military victory or defeat- whether or not we seek God's help.

Why do some nations have another name for their "god" such as Allah? Jeremiah 44.  26.  Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth.

 

Suicidal Homicide-

2 Kings 1.3. Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

There is a God in the Bible, the God who died for the sheep. Why go to a god where the sheep die for the Shepherd? You do not have to die for your sins, Jesus did! Suicide, even homicidal suicide, is futile- Jesus died for all your sin and mine. Take your burdens to Jesus. Do not take them out on innocent people. That is first-degree premeditated murder.

 

Luke 16 And in Hell he lifted up his eyes being in torments..

I am tormented in these flames.

 

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth  up forever and ever.

 

 

The Christian Soldier in War Time

How do wars get started?

1 Kings 11. 14.  And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon. -because of his sin!

Joshua 11.20.  For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that He might destroy them utterly.

1 Kings 20.28.Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. God is the God of the mountains, and God is still God in the valleys.

 

 

Who gives victory?

Judges 5. 20.  They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought  against Sisera.

1 Samuel 17.46. That all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.  47.  And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.

1 Kings 20.28.Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. God is the God of the mountains, and God is still God in the valleys.

2 Kings 6.16. And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  One plus God equals a majority.

Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 

 

Pray for victory

1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord

2 Chronicles 7.14 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. Key to national and personal blessings.

Trust God for victory

1 Samuel 7.12.called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

1 Samuel 17.26. who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? - David, before he killed Goliath .

1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

2 Chronicles 14. 11.  And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. We are fighting for the Lord when we have a righteous cause.

2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Isaiah 40. 31. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Trust God's mercy and follow Him.

 

 

 Scripture references

2.     Genesis 30. 27.  And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.  God promised to bless those who bless the Jews, curse those who not.

3.     Genesis 31.7.  And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me. God takes care of us even if our employer does not.

4.     Genesis 31.12. for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. God watches how we are treated.

5.     32. 1.  And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.

6.     Genesis 33. 24.  And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. Keep praying- do not give up on God's blessings.

7.     Genesis 35. 1.  And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. Go back to Bethel and the place of God's promises.Restore broken relationships when it will not hurt others.

8.     35. 11.  And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;  12.  And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

9.     Genesis 37. 3.  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors.  4.  And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. -Be careful of showing partiality to your children.

10. Genesis 37. 5.  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. -Believe in your children and your siblings. Encourage them to reach their dreams.

11. Genesis 39. 23.  The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper. -God will bless you at work if you trust and obey Him.

12. Genesis 41. 57.  And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

13. 42-46 Magnificent stories in history

14. Genesis 45. 5.  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. God has a purpose in our life. When people hurt us it is for God to guide us where He wills to make us more like Jesus.

15. Genesis 49 10.  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

16. Exodus 2. 24.  And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. God sees your tears and remembers every hurt.

17. Exodus 3. 7.  And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

18. Exodus 3. 14.  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

19. Exodus 12.13 when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.- Our salvation depends upon the fact that Jesus died for our sin.

20. Exodus 13. 3.  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: - Our victories depend upon God's deliverance.

21. Exodus 14. 13.  And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

22. Exodus 14. 14.  The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. - When you let God stand up for you- you win.

23. 15 Song of Moses

24. 16. 9.  And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings.

25. Exodus 19. 4.  Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

26. Exodus 20

27.                        The Eleventh Commandment- Calvary covers it all. Exodus 20. 24.  An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. -Salvation is not by keeping of the law, but by God's grace- Calvary, the Altar.

28. Exodus 23. 20.  Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. -Trust God to lead and bless.

29. Exodus 23. 27.  I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

30. chap 25 Heaven's Royalty Purchases redemption

31. Exodus 32. 26.  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me.

32. Exodus 35. 21.  And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing

33. Exodus 36. 1.  Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the Lord put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the Lord had commanded.

34. Exodus 40. 38.  For the cloud of the Lord was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

35. Leviticus . 17. 11.  For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

36. Deuteronomy 1. 33 to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.

37. Deuteronomy 6. 23.  And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in,

38. Deuteronomy  6.7.   The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  8.  But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

39. Deuteronomy  6. 4.  Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord:  5.  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.  6.  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  7.  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

40. Deuteronomy 12- Israel could eat what they desired at home- except with the blood.

41. Deuteronomy 12. 8 Thou shalt rejoice before the LORD.

42.                        Deuteronomy  13.1.  If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and  2.  And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;  3.  Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  We are not to  listen to false prophets even if they have signs. It is a test! Only a test!

43. Deuteronomy 18. 18.  I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.

44. Deuteronomy 30. 6.  And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

45. Joshua 1.8.  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

46. Joshua 1.11 Within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan.

47. Joshua 5. 14.  And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?  15.  And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

48. Joshua 9. 14.  And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the Lord.

49. Joshua 10. 12. Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.  13.  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed.

50. Joshua 11.20.  For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly.

51. Joshua 14. 12.  Now therefore give me this mountain.

52. Joshua 21. a city of refuge..

53. Joshua 23.7. neither make mention of the name of their gods.

 

54. Joshua 21. 45.  There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

55. Joshua 24.15. Choose you this day whom ye will serve.

56. Judges 3.4.  And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

57. Judges 5. 20.  They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

58. Judges 6. 37.  Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor...

59. Judges 16. 28.  And Samson called unto the Lord, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray thee, and strengthen me, I pray thee, only this once, O God, that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.

60. Judges 21. 25.  In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

61. Ruth 1.16.  Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

62. 1 Samuel 1.15. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.

63. 1 Samuel 1. 28.  Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord.

64. 1 Samuel 3. 21.  And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord.

65. 1 Samuel 7.12. called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

66. 1 Samuel 8. 7.  And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

67. 1 Samuel 12. 23.  Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.

68. 1 Samuel 15. 22.  And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

69.  1 Samuel 15.23.  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

70. 1 Samuel 16.7. the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

71. 1 Samuel 17.26. who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? - David before he killed Goliath

72. 1 Samuel 17.29. Is there not a cause?

73. 1 Samuel 17.46. That all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.  47.  And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.

74. 1 Samuel 18. 14.  And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him.

75. 1 Samuel 26.9. Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and be guiltless?

76. 1 Samuel 30.6. David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.

77. 2 Samuel 12. 13.  And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord.

78. 2 Samuel 12. 23.  But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

79. 2 Samuel 18.33. O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!

80. 2 Samuel 22 Great chapter

81. 2 Samuel 23. 2.  The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

82. 1 Kings 3. 9.  Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

83. 1 Kings 8- Solomon's Tremendous Prayer

84. 1 Kings 11. 1.  But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites:  2.  Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

85. 1 Kings 11. 14.  And the Lord stirred up an adversary unto Solomon.

86. 1 Kings 12. 6.  And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?  7.  And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.  8.  But he forsook the counsel of the old men.

87. 1 Kings 17. 1.  And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

88. 1 Kings 18.21.  And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. Jesus said we could not serve God and mammon- so, we must decide which one we will serve today.

89. 1 Kings 18. 38.  Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. We need the God that answers prayers.

90. 1 Kings 18. 41. for there is a sound of abundance of rain.  42.  So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. Elijah knew who gave rain and who withheld it, as well as every blessing. Pray believing today for something so far you have never had the answer. Believe it. And wait for the manifestation of it.

91. 1 Kings 19.1 What doest thou here, Elijah? Beware. Mountain-top experiences are followed by valleys. Stay out of the Valley of Depression.

92. 1 Kings 19. 19.  So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.  20.  And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? Elisha was plowing with ten yoke of oxen- that was a man! He went back to kiss his parents good-bye- that was a man! Real men love Jesus!

93. 1 Kings 20.11.  And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. Don't brag about it. Do it. Eliminate one of your pretentious boasts today. Do it.

94. 1 Kings 20.28.Thus saith the Lord, Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord. God is the God of the mountains, and God is still God in the valleys.

95. 1 Kings 28. 34.  And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness. Are accidents not appointments?

96. 2 Kings 1.3. Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? There is a God in the Bible, the God who died for the sheep. Why go to a god where the sheep die for the Shepherd? You do not have to die for your sins, Jesus did! Suicide, even homicidal suicide, is futile- Jesus died for all your sin and mine. Take your burdens to Jesus. Do not take them out on innocent people. That is first-degree premeditated murder.

97. 2 Kings 2.14.   And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. The God of Elijah is alive today- do something in His Name..

98. 2 Kings 4.22  Run to the man of God.

99. 2 Kings 5.13. My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean. -God's answers may seem simple but they work.

100.                    2 Kings 6.6.  And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

101.                   We need someone who can make the iron swim in Jesus' Name.

102.                    2 Kings 6.16. And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  One plus God equals a majority.

103.                    2 Kings 19. 14.  And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. - Tell the Lord all about it.

104.                    2 Chronicles 6- Magnificent prayers of Solomon

105.                    2 Chronicles 7.14 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. Key to national and personal blessings.

106.                    2 Chronicles 14. 11.  And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee. We are fighting for the Lord when we have a righteous cause.

107.                    2 Chronicles 15.2. the Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you. God's answer to the prayer may be no. Why?.

108.                    2 Chronicles 16.7. Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Secrets of military victory or defeat- whether or not we seek God's help.

109.                    2 Chronicles 16.9. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him .-Secrets of answered prayer- God is watching for someone somewhere to trust Him.

110.                    2 Chronicles 20.15. Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.

111.                    2 Chronicles 25.10. And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.

112.                    2 Chronicles 26.5.  And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.

113.                    2 Chronicles 36. 21.  To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. God gets His Sabbaths.

114.                    Ezra 9.8.  And now for a little space grace hath been showed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. A little space grace, a nail in a sure place- Calvary.""

115.                    Nehemiah 8.10. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

116.                    Nehemiah 9.1.  Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.  2.  And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.  3.  And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of the Lord their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped the Lord their God.

117.                    Nehemiah 13.25.  And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves.  Then he was fired as pastor of the First Brick Church.

118.                    Esther 4. 14. Who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

119.                    Job 1.21. Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

120.                    Job 12.2. No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

121.                    Job 13.15. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:

122.                    Job 19.25. For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  26.  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  27.  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another;

123.                    Job 23.10. But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

124.                    Job 26.7. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

125.                    Job 26.13. 13.  By his Spirit He hath garnished the heavens.

126.                    Job 41. Dinosaurs in the Bible.

127.                    Job 42.10.  And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends.

128.                    Psalm 2.7. The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. The Bible, its own best commentary, says this refers to the resurrection of Christ. Acts 3.33, Hebrews 1.5, 5.5.

129.                    Psalm 16.10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Acts 2.27, 31. This refers to the resurrection also.

130.                    Psalm 19.6. His (the sun's) going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. A verse astrophysicists should consider.

131.                    Psalm 19.14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer.

132.                    Psalm 22.1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? He was forsaken to save us.

133.                    Psalm 22.14. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. Jesus on the Cross.

134.                    Psalm 22.16 They pierced my hands and my feet.  17.  I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.. Jesus on the cross.

135.                    Psalm 22.18. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. Jesus on the cross.

136.                    Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. The Shepherd who gives His life for His sheep died on the cross for us.

137.                    Psalm 24.10. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

 

138.                    End of third

 

 

139.                    Psalm 27. 1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

140.                    Psalm 27.10. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.

141.                    Psalm 27.14. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

142.                    Psalm 30.5. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

143.                    Psalm 31.5. Into thine hand I commit my spirit: Jesus' words on the cross.

144.                    Psalm 32. 2. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  2.  Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile This is because of the power of the resurrection of Christ.

145.                    Psalm 34.17. The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

146.                    Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

147.                    Psalm 34. 20. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Jesus on the cross.

148.                    Psalm 37.3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  4.  Delight thyself also in the Lord: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  5.  Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and He shall bring it to pass.

149.                    Psalm 37.6. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

150.                    Psalm 37.7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

151.                    Psalm 37.16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

152.                    Psalm 37.23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

153.                    Psalm 37.24. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

154.                    Psalm 37.25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his  seed begging bread.

155.                    Psalm 41.9. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

156.                    Psalm 46.1. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

157.                    Psalm 51.1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

158.                    Psalm 51.12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

159.                    Psalm 51.17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

160.                    Psalm 55.22. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

161.                    Psalm 56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

162.                    Psalm 68. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive. This speaks of the resurrection of Christ when He opened the gates of Paradise and let the captives go free.

163.                    Psalm 69.21. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Jesus on the cross.

164.                    Psalm 71.16. I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. My life verse. Don Giddens.

165.                    Psalm 74.13. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.  14.  Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness. Dinosaurs! Or else why did GOD have to kill them and not hunters?

166.        Psalm 84.11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

167.        Psalm 86.17. Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me. My prayer for several years. Don Giddens

168.        Psalm 89 A Messianic Psalm

169.        Psalm 91

170.        Psalm 100.3. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

171.        Psalm 102.17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

172.        Psalm 103.12.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions  from us.

173.        Psalm 15. And He gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

174.        Psalm 107.19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses.

175.        Psalm 116.9.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

176.       Psalm 118.8. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The middle verse in the Bible, a central crede in life.

177.        Psalm 118.22. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

178.        Psalm 119.126. It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law. Have you considered that every one of the ten commandments has been abrogated by our "Supreme?" Court?

179.        Psalm 119.133. Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

180.        Psalm 119.165. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

181.        Psalm 122.1. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

182.        Psalm 126.5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

183.        Psalm 126.6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

184.        Psalm 127.3. Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

185.        Psalm 130.3.  If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  4.  But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

186.        Psalm 137.1. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

187.        Psalm 138.3. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

188.        Psalm 139.14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  15.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  16.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

189.        Psalm 139.23. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  24.  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

190.        Psalm 141.3. Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

191.        Psalm 141.5. Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

 

192.        End of fourth year

 

193.        Psalm 142.4.  I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.  5.  I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

194.        Psalm 147.2. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

195.        Psalm 147.3. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.  4.  He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

196.        Proverbs 1.7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

197.        Proverbs 2.11.  Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

198.        Proverbs 3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

199.        Proverbs 3.6. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths.

200.        Proverbs 3.10. Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase:  10.  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty.

201.                    Proverbs 1.25.  But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26.  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

202.                    Proverbs 4. 18.  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

203.                    Proverbs 4.23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

204.                    Proverbs 5. 18.Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.  19.  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

205.                    Proverbs 6. 2.  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. Do not give ultimatums.

206.                    Proverbs 6. 25.  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  26.  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Understand your enemy. Watch your eyes, friend.

207.                    Proverbs 10. 4.  He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  5.  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Teach your son to work.

208.                    Proverbs 11. 30.  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

209.                    Proverbs 13. 7.  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

210.                    Proverbs 13. 24.  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

211.                    Proverbs 15. 13.  A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken..

212.                    Proverbs 15. 16.  Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.

213.                    Proverbs 17. 9.  He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

214.                    Proverbs 17. 17.  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

215.                    Proverb s 22.

216.                    Isaiah 57. 15. For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

217.                    Isaiah 54.13.  And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

218.                    Proverbs 28 13.  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy..

219.                    Proverbs 27. 17.  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

220.                    Proverbs 24. 16.  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

221.                    Proverbs 21. 31. Safety is of the Lord.

222.                    Proverbs 19. 18. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

223.                    Isaiah 61. 1.  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

224.                    Isaiah 63. 9.  In all their affliction He was afflicted.

225.                    Isaiah 64. 6.  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

226.                    Jeremiah 3. 22.  Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.

227.                    Jeremiah 5. 25.  Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

228.                    Jeremiah 32. 27.  Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

229.                    Jeremiah 33. 3.  Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

230.                    Lamentations 3. 22.  It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  23.  They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

231.                    Lamentations 3 27.  It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth..

232.                    Lamentations 3. 31.  For the Lord will not cast off for ever:  32.  But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33.  For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. 34.  To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth. 35.  To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High, 36.  To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.

233.                    Lamentations 3. 39.  Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord. 41.  Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.

234.                    Ezekiel 3. 25.  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

235.                    Ezekiel 18. 30. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.  31.  Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32.  For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

236.                    Daniel 1. 8.  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

237.                    Daniel 3. 29b. There is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

238.                    Daniel 9.18.  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

239.                    Daniel 11.32b. The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

240.                    Daniel 12. 3.  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

241.                    Joel 1.15.  Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.

242.                    Amos 4. 12.  Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.  13.  For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, the Lord, The God of hosts, is his Name.

243.                    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.

244.                    Micah 5. 2.  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

245.                    Micah 6. 8.  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

246.                    Micah 7. 19.  He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

247.                    Nahum 1. 3.  The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

248.                    Habakkuk 1. 5.  Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also..!

249.                    Habakkuk 3.2b.... in wrath remember mercy.

250.                    Habakkuk 3. 18.  Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

251.                    Zephaniah 3 17.  The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

252.                    Haggai 1. 5.  Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.  6.  Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

253.                    Zechariah 3. 8.  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.

254.                    Zechariah 9. 9.  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

255.                    Zechariah 11. 12.  And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

256.                    Zechariah 13. 6.  And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

257.                    Zechariah 14 4.  And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof...

258.                    Zechariah 14. 9.  And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name One.

259.                    Malachi 2. 11.  Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.  12.  The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts.

260.                    Malachi 2.13.  And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.  14.  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.  15.  And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 

261.                    Malachi 3. 8.  Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

262.                    Malachi 3.10.  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.  11.  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

263.                    Malachi 3. 17.  And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.  18.  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

264.                    Isaiah 6. 8.  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

265.                    Jeremiah 44.26    Therefore hear ye the word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth.

266.                    Mark 14. 61. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62.  And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 63.  Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

267.                    Leviticus 19.28   Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.

268.                    Hosea 4.6.  Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. No hedge about our children- why? What "Thou shalt not___did I forget this time?

269.                    I Thessalonians 4. 7.  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.  8.  He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit.

270.                    Matthew 1. 21.  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

271.                    Matthew 2. 2.  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

272.                    Matthew 5. 4.  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

273.                    Matthew 6. 3.  But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4.  That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

274.                    Matthew 6. 33.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

275.                    Matthew 7.  7.  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9.  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10.  Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11.  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

276.                    Matthew 8. 2.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  3.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleanse

277.                     Matthew 8. 26.  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

278.                    Matthew 11. 28.  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

279.                    Matthew 18. 21.  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22.  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

280.                    Matthew 21. 21.  Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.  22.  And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

281.                    John 1. 36.  And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

282.                    John 3. 16.  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.

283.                    John 3. 36.  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

284.                    John 5. 24.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

285.                     John 6. 27.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

286.                    John 6. 28.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? 29.  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

287.                     John 10. 10b. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

288.                    John 11. 25.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

289.                    John 12. 12.  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13.  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14.  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15.  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

290.                    John 14. 1.  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

291.                    John 14. 13.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

292.                    John 15. 7.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

293.                    John 15. 11.  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

294.                     John 15. 16.  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

295.                     John 16. 22.  And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

296.                    John 16. 23.  And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  24.  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

297.                     John 16. 33.  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

298.                     John 17. 12.  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

299.                    John 20. 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.

300.                    Acts 1. 8.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

301.                     Acts 2. 21.  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

302.                    Acts 4. 12.  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

303.                    Acts 8. 21. b. thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  22.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.  23.  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

304.                    Acts 10. 43.  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

305.                    Acts 13. 33.  God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

306.                    Acts 13. 39.  And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

307.                    Acts 14. 22.  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

308.                    Acts 15. 9.  And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

309.                    Acts 16. 30.  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?  31.  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

310.                    Acts 21. 25.  As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

311.                     Acts 24 16.  And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

312.                    Romans 1. 16.  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

313.                    Romans 1. 17.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

314.                    Romans 3. 10.  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

315.                    Romans 3. 23.  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

316.                    Romans 3. 8.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

317.                    Romans 4. 5.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness

318.                    Romans 4. 7.  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.  8.  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

319.                    Romans 4. 16.  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham;

320.                    Romans 4. 25.  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

321.                    Romans 5. 1.  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

322.                    Romans 5. 8.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

323.                    Romans 5. 20.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  21.  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord

324.                    Romans 6. 5.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

325.                    Romans 6.23.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

326.                    Romans 8. 16.  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

327.                    Romans 8. 18.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

328.                    Romans 8. 26.  Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

329.                    Romans 8. 28.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

330.                    Romans 8. 32.  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

331.                    Romans 8. 35.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  36.  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

332.                    Romans 10. 9.  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

333.                    Romans 10. 13.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

334.                    Romans 11. 6.  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

335.                    Romans 12. 1.  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

336.                    Romans 12 10.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;.

337.                    Romans 12. 11.  Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

338.                    Romans 12. 12.  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

339.                    Romans 12. 13.  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

340.                    Romans 12. 15.  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

341.                    Romans 13. 7.  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

342.                    Romans 13. 8.  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

343.                    Romans 14. 5.  One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

344.                    Romans 14. 17.  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

345.                    1 Corinthians 1. 5.  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;  6.  Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: 7.  So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 8.  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

346.                    1 Corinthians 1. 18.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

347.                     1 Corinthians 3. 11.  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12.  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13.  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14.  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15.  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

348.                    1 Corinthians 4. 5.  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

349.                     1 Corinthians 5. 5.  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

350.                     1 Corinthians 6. 18.  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.  19.  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20.  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

351.                    1 Corinthians 7. 4.  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.   5.  Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

352.                     1 Corinthians 7. 15.  But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage[10] in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

353.                     1 Corinthians 7. 28.  But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you. Marriage or remarriage is not a sin. DLG

354.                     1 Corinthians 9. 27.  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

355.                      1 Corinthians 10. 13.  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

356.                     1 Corinthians 11. 31.  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

357.                    1 Corinthians 13.

358.                     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.

359.                     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.

360.                     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 profiteth me nothing.

361.                     4.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

362.                     5.  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

363.                     6.  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

364.                     7.  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

365.                     8.  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

366.                     9.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

367.                     10.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

368.                     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.

369.                     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.

370.                     13.  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

371.                     1 Corinthians 15. 54.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55.  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56.  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57.  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

372.                     1 Corinthians 16. 1.  Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.  2.  Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

373.                     2 Corinthians 1. 3.  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4.  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5.  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

374.                    2 Corinthians 1.20.  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21.  Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22.  Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts..

375.                    2 Corinthians 2. 7.  So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.  8.  Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

376.                    2 Corinthians 4. 3.  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  4.  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

377.                    2 Corinthians 4. 7.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

378.                     2 Corinthians 4. 8.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  9.  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10.  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11.  For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

379.                     2 Corinthians 5. 1.  For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  2.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:

380.                    2 Corinthians 5. 8.  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

381.                    2 Corinthians 5. 10.  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. 11.  Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

382.                    2 Corinthians 5. 21.  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

383.                    2 Corinthians 6. 14.  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

384.                    2 Corinthians 7. 6.  Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

385.                    2 Corinthians 7. 10.  For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.  11.  For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

386.                    2 Corinthians 11. 30.  If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

387.                    Galatians 2. 16.  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

388.                     Galatians 2. 20.  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

389.                    Galatians 3. 3.  Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

390.                    Galatians 3.8.  And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed 11.  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.  12.  And the law is not of faith: but, the man that doeth them shall live in them. 13.  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

391.                    Galatians 3.22.  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

392.                    Galatians 3. 26.  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

393.                     Galatians 5. 22.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  23.  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24.  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

394.                     Ephesians 3. 20.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

395.                    Ephesians 4. 15.  But speaking the truth in love.

396.                     Ephesians 4. 29.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

397.                     Ephesians 4. 32.  And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

398.                    Ephesians 5. 19.  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

399.                    Ephesians 5.  20.  Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

400.                    Ephesians 5. 21.  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

401.                     Ephesians 5. 22.  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  23.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24.  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

402.                     Ephesians 5. 25.  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  26.  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27.  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28.  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 

403.                     Ephesians 6. 1.  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right  2.  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3.  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

404.                     Ephesians 6. 5.  Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;  6.  Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7.  With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8.  Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

405.                     Philippians 1. 6.  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

406.                    Philippians 1. 28.  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.  29.  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

407.                    Philippians 2. 3.  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

408.                    Philippians 4. 5.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  6.  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7.  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8.  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10.  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11.  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

409.                    Philippians 4. 14.  Do all things without murmurings and disputings:  15.  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

410.                    Philippians 3.  10.  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

411.                    Philippians 4. 4.  Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 

412.                                                                                            Philippians 4. 11.  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 

413.                    Philippians 4. 13.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me

414.                     Philippians 4. 19.  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

415.                    Colossians 1. 9.  For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;  10.  That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11.  Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12.  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13.  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15.  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16.  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17.  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18.  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20.  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22.  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

416.                    Colossians 2. 2.  That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love,

417.                    Colossians 2. 9.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.