Friday, December 30, 2022

The LORD's GLORY

 


Psalm 104:33-34

King James Version

33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: 

I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: 

I will be glad in the Lord.


How GREAT is the LORD's GLORY!

How wonderful this psalm is!

Reminding us of what GOD can do, and has done.

And I, a born again workman, can only gaze in wonder.

Psalm 104:1-32

King James Version

104 Bless the Lord, O my soul. 

O Lord my God, 

thou art very great; 

thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: 

who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: 

who maketh the clouds his chariot: 

who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

4 Who maketh his angels spirits; 

his ministers a flaming fire:

5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, 

that it should not be removed for ever.

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: 

the waters stood above the mountains.

7 At thy rebuke they fled; 

at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

8 They go up by the mountains; 

they go down by the valleys unto the place 

which thou hast founded for them.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; 

that they turn not again to cover the earth.

10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, 

which run among the hills.

11 They give drink to every beast of the field: 

the wild asses quench their thirst.

12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, 

which sing among the branches.

13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: 

the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, 

and herb for the service of man: 

that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, 

and oil to make his face to shine, 

and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap; 

the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

17 Where the birds make their nests:

as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

18 The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; 

and the rocks for the conies.

19 He appointed the moon for seasons: 

the sun knoweth his going down.

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: 

wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.

21 The young lions roar after their prey, 

and seek their meat from God.

22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, 

and lay them down in their dens.

23 Man goeth forth unto his work 

and to his labour until the evening.

24 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! 

in wisdom hast thou made them all: 

the earth is full of thy riches.

25 So is this great and wide sea, 

wherein are things creeping innumerable, 

both small and great beasts.

26 There go the ships: 

there is that leviathan, 

whom thou hast made to play therein.

27 These wait all upon thee; 

that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

28 That thou givest them they gather: 

thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

29 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: 

thou takest away their breath, they die, 

and return to their dust.

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: 

and thou renewest the face of the earth.

31 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: 

the Lord shall rejoice in his works.

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: 

he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

WRATH of GOD

 

Ezekiel 25:17

King James Version

17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them 

with furious rebukes; 

and they shall know that I am the Lord, 

when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.


The whole Bible speaks of GOD's love.

And yet, it also speaks of GOD's wrath.

At man's sin, disobedience, pride, greed, vanity, and idolatry.

After the flood, GOD made a covenant with Noah:

Genesis 9:11

King James Version

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, 

neither shall all flesh be cut off any more 

by the waters of a flood; 

neither shall there any more be a flood 

to destroy the earth.


Genesis 9:13-15

King James Version

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, 

and it shall be for a token of a covenant 

between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, 

when I bring a cloud over the earth, 

that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

15 And I will remember my covenant, 

which is between me and you 

and every living creature of all flesh; 

and the waters shall no more become a flood 

to destroy all flesh.


Yes, there will be no more flood.

But even so, man continues to sin.

This time, we shall perish by fire.

For this is the nature of GOD:

Exodus 24:17

King James Version

17 And the sight of the glory of the Lord 

was like devouring fire 

on the top of the mount 

in the eyes of the children of Israel.


Leviticus 10:1-2

King James Version

10 And Nadab and Abihu, 

the sons of Aaron, 

took either of them his censer, 

and put fire therein, 

and put incense thereon, 

and offered strange fire before the Lord, 

which he commanded them not.

2 And there went out fire from the Lord, 

and devoured them, 

and they died before the Lord.


Hebrews 12:28-29

King James Version

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:

29 For our God is a consuming fire.


Revelation 19:11-16

King James Version

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.


It's time to know what angers GOD, and what He is capable of.

Because the Bible is replete with instances of GOD's wrath, at man's unrepentant spirit, for this post, we share what JESUS and His PROPHETS say:

Isaiah 13:6-13

King James Version

6 Howl ye; 

for the day of the Lord is at hand; 

it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, 

and every man's heart shall melt:

8 And they shall be afraid: 

pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; 

they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: 

they shall be amazed one at another; 

their faces shall be as flames.

9 Behold, 

the day of the Lord cometh, 

cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, 

to lay the land desolate: 

and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof 

shall not give their light: 

the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, 

and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 And I will punish the world for their evil, 

and the wicked for their iniquity; 

and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, 

and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; 

even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

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.


Isaiah 26:21

King James Version

21 For, behold, 

the Lord cometh out of his place 

to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: 

the earth also shall disclose her blood, 

and shall no more cover her slain.


Isaiah 66:15-16

King James Version

15 For, behold, 

the Lord will come with fire, 

and with his chariots like a whirlwind, 

to render his anger with fury, 

and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For by fire and by his sword 

will the Lord plead with all flesh: 

and the slain of the Lord shall be many.


Jeremiah 51:25

King James Version

25 Behold, 

I am against thee, 

O destroying mountain, 

saith the Lord, 

which destroyest all the earth: 

and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, 

and roll thee down from the rocks, 

and will make thee a burnt mountain.


Micah 1:1-5

King James Version

1 The word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite 

in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, 

which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

2 Hear, all ye people; 

hearken, O earth, 

and all that therein is: 

and let the Lord God be witness against you, 

the Lord from his holy temple.

3 For, behold, 

the Lord cometh forth out of his place, 

and will come down, 

and tread upon the high places of the earth.

4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, 

and the valleys shall be cleft, 

as wax before the fire, 

and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, 

and for the sins of the house of Israel. 

What is the transgression of Jacob? 

is it not Samaria? 

and what are the high places of Judah? 

are they not Jerusalem?


Nahum 1:2-6

King James Version

2 God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth; 

the Lord revengeth, and is furious; 

the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, 

and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

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.

4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, 

and drieth up all the rivers: 

Bashan languisheth, 

and Carmel, 

and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

5 The mountains quake at him, 

and the hills melt, 

and the earth is burned at his presence, 

yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

6 Who can stand before his indignation? 

and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? 

his fury is poured out like fire, 

and the rocks are thrown down by him.


Zephaniah 3:8

King James Version

8 Therefore wait ye upon me, 

saith the Lord, 

until the day that I rise up to the prey: 

for my determination is to gather the nations, 

that I may assemble the kingdoms, 

to pour upon them mine indignation, 

even all my fierce anger: 

for all the earth shall be devoured 

with the fire of my jealousy.


Malachi 4

King James Version

4 For, behold, 

the day cometh, 

that shall burn as an oven; 

and all the proud, 

yea, and all that do wickedly, 

shall be stubble: 

and the day that cometh shall burn them up, 

saith the Lord of hosts, 

that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2 But unto you that fear my name 

shall the Sun of righteousness arise 

with healing in his wings; 

and ye shall go forth, 

and grow up as calves of the stall.

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.

4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, 

which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, 

with the statutes and judgments.

5 Behold, 

I will send you Elijah the prophet 

before the coming 

of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:

6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, 

and the heart of the children to their fathers, 

lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.


Matthew 13:30

King James Version

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: 

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


Matthew 13:38-43

King James Version

38 The field is the world; 

the good seed are the children of the kingdom; 

but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; 

the harvest is the end of the world; 

and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered 

and burned in the fire; 

so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, 

and they shall gather out of his kingdom 

all things that offend, 

and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: 

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun 

in the kingdom of their Father. 

Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.


Matthew 24:14

King James Version

14 And this gospel of the kingdom 

shall be preached in all the world 

for a witness unto all nations; 

and then shall the end come.


Luke 13:3

King James Version

3 I tell you, 

Nay: but, except ye repent, 

ye shall all likewise perish.


John 3:35-36

King James Version

35 The Father loveth the Son, 

and hath given all things into his hand.

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 15:6

King James Version

6 If a man abide not in me, 

he is cast forth as a branch, 

and is withered; 

and men gather them, 

and cast them into the fire, 

and they are burned.


2 Peter 3:7

King James Version

7 But the heavens and the earth, 

which are now, 

by the same word are kept in store, 

reserved unto fire 

against the day of judgment and perdition 

of ungodly men.


2 Peter 3:10-12

King James Version

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?


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