The Glory Of GOD (Part 26)

2 Corinthians 4:3-6,14a,15b-d
If our Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not Believe, lest The Light Of The Gospel Of The Glory Of The Christ, Who Is The Image Of GOD, should Shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus The Lord, and ourselves as bondservants for JESUS’ sake. For it is GOD, Who Commanded Light to Shine out of darkness, Who Has Shone in our hearts to Give The Light Of The Knowledge Of The Glory Of GOD In The Face Of JESUS Christ. He Who Raised Up The Lord JESUS Will Also Raise us up with JESUS, that Grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to The Glory Of GOD.

2 Corinthians 10:17-18
“He who glories, let him glory in The Lord.” For not he who commends himself is Approved, but whom The Lord Commends.

Ephesians 1:15b-21
After I heard of your Faith in The Lord JESUS and your Love for all The Saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that The GOD of our Lord JESUS Christ, The FATHER Of Glory, may Give to you The Spirit Of Wisdom and Revelation in the Knowledge of Him, the eyes of your Understanding being Enlightened; that you may Know what The Hope Of His Calling Is, what The Riches of The Glory Of His Inheritance in The Saints are, and what the Exceeding Greatness of His Power toward us who Believe  Is; according to The Working of His Mighty Power which He Worked In Christ when He Raised Him from the dead and Seated Him at His Right Hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 25)

1 Corinthians 11:7-12
A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in GOD’s Image and reflects GOD’s Glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head when worshipping to show that she is under authority. But among The Lord’s People, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from a woman, but everything comes from GOD.

2 Corinthians 3:7-11,17-18
The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such Glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with The Glory Of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. Shouldn’t we expect far greater Glory under the New Way, now that The HOLY SPIRIT Is Giving Life? If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more Glorious is the New Way, which makes us right with GOD! In fact, that first Glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming Glory of the New Way. So if the old way, which Has Been Replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the New, Which Remains Forever!
The Lord Is Spirit, and wherever The SPIRIT Of The Lord Is, there is Freedom. So all of us who have had that veil Removed can see and reflect The Glory Of The Lord. And The Lord — Who Is Spirit — Makes us more and more like Him as we are Changed into His Glorious Image.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 24)

1 Corinthians 1:20-27
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has GOD not made the wisdom of this world foolish? For since, in The Wisdom Of GOD, the world through its wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of preaching to Save those who Believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom.
But we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks. But to those who are Called, both Jews and Greeks, we preach Christ as The Power Of GOD and The Wisdom Of GOD. The foolishness of GOD Is Wiser than men, and the weakness of GOD Is Stronger than men.
Observe your Calling, Brothers. Among you, not many wise men according to the flesh, not many mighty men, and not many noble men Were Called.
But GOD Has Chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. GOD Has Chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.

1 Corinthians 2:6-8
We speak wisdom among those who are mature, not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. We speak The Wisdom Of GOD in a mystery, the Hidden Wisdom which GOD Ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified The Lord Of Glory.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Whatever you do, whether it’s eating or drinking or anything else, do it all so as to bring Glory to GOD.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 23)

Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of The Wisdom and The Knowledge Of GOD! How unsearchable are His Judgments and His Ways past finding out!
“For who has known The Mind Of The Lord? Or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him?”
For Of Him and Through Him and To Him are all things, To Whom Be Glory forever. Amen.

Romans 15:1-13
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For even JESUS did not please Himself but, as it is written:
“The insults of those who insult You (FATHER) have fallen on Me.”
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have Hope. May GOD, Who Gives Endurance and Encouragement, Give you the same Attitude Of Mind toward each other that Christ JESUS Had, so that with one mind and one voice you may Glorify GOD and The FATHER of our Lord JESUS Christ.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ Accepted you, in order to bring Praise to GOD. For I tell you that JESUS Has Become a servant of the Jews on behalf of GOD’s Truth, so that The Promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed and, moreover, that the Gentiles might Glorify GOD for His Mercy. As it is written:
“Therefore I will Praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing The Praises of Your Name.”
Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with His People.”
And again,
“Praise The Lord, all you Gentiles; let all the peoples extol Him.”
And again, Isaiah says,
“The Root of Jesse will spring up, One Who Will Arise to Rule over the nations; in Him the Gentiles will Hope.”
May GOD’s Hope Fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Him, so that you may abound in Hope by The Power Of The HOLY SPIRIT.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 22)

Romans 8:18-30
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with The Glory about to be Revealed to us. For The Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of The Children Of GOD; for The Creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but By The Will Of The One Who Subjected it, in hope that The Creation itself Will Be Set Free from its bondage to decay and will obtain The Freedom Of The Glory Of The Children Of GOD. We know that The whole Creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only The Creation, but we ourselves, who have The First fruits Of The SPIRIT, groan inwardly while we wait for Adoption, the Redemption of our bodies. For in Hope we Were Saved. Now hope that is seen is not Hope; for who hopes for what is seen? But if we Hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with Patience.
Likewise, The SPIRIT Helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but That Very SPIRIT Intercedes With Sighs too deep for words. And GOD, Who Searches the heart, Knows what is The Mind Of The SPIRIT, because The SPIRIT Intercedes for The Saints according to The Will Of GOD.
We know that all things work together for good for those who Love GOD, who are Called according to His Purpose. For those whom He Foreknew He also Predestined to be Conformed To The Image of His Son, in order that He might be The Firstborn within a large Family. And those whom He Predestined, He also Called; and those whom He Called, He also Justified; and those whom He Justified, He also Glorified.

Romans 9:1-5,15-24
With Christ as my Witness, I speak with utter truthfulness. My conscience and The HOLY SPIRIT confirm it. My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever Cursed — cut off from Christ! — if that would save them. They are the people of Israel, Chosen to be GOD’s Adopted children. GOD Revealed His Glory to them. He Made Covenants with them and Gave them His Law. He Gave them The Privilege of Worshiping Him and Receiving His Wonderful Promises. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are their ancestors, and Christ Himself was an Israelite as far as His Human Nature is concerned. And He Is GOD, The One Who Rules over everything And is Worthy of Eternal Praise! Amen.

… GOD Said to Moses,
“I Will Show Mercy to anyone I Choose, and I Will Show Compassion to anyone I Choose.”
So It Is GOD Who Decides To Show Mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it. For the Scriptures say that GOD Told Pharaoh,
“I Have Appointed you for the very Purpose of displaying My Power in you and To Spread My Fame throughout the earth.”
So you see, GOD Chooses To Show Mercy to some, and He Chooses To Harden the hearts of others so that they refuse to listen. Well then, you might say,
“Why does GOD Blame people for not responding? Haven’t they simply done what He Makes Them do?”
But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with GOD? Will what Is Molded say to The One Who Molds it,
“Why have You Made me like this?”
Has The Potter no right over the clay, To Make out of the same lump one object for Special Use and another for ordinary use? What if GOD, Desiring To Show His Wrath and To Make Known His Power, Has Endured With Much Patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction; and what if He Has Done So In Order To Make Known The Riches Of His Glory for the objects of Mercy, which He Has Prepared beforehand for Glory — including us Whom He Has Called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 21)

Romans 3:21-26
The Righteousness Of GOD apart from the law Is Revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even The Righteousness Of GOD, through Faith In Jesus Christ, to all and on all who Believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of The Glory Of GOD, being Justified freely By His Grace Through The Redemption That Is In Christ JESUS. Yet GOD, In His Grace, freely Makes us Right In His Sight. He Did this Through Christ JESUS when He Freed us from the penalty for our sins. God Presented JESUS as The Sacrifice for sin. People are Made Right (Righteous) With GOD when they Believe that JESUS Sacrificed His Life, Shedding His Blood. This Sacrifice Shows that GOD Was Being Fair when He Held Back and Did Not Punish those who sinned in times past, for He Was Looking Ahead And Including them in What He Would Do in this present time. GOD Did this to Demonstrate His Righteousness, for He Himself Is Fair And Just, and He Makes sinners Right In His Sight when they Believe In JESUS.

Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we Have Been Declared Righteous by Faith, we have Peace with GOD Through our Lord JESUS Christ, Through Whom we have also obtained access By Faith Into This Grace in which we stand, and we Rejoice In The Hope of GOD’s Glory. Not only this, but we also Rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance, character, and character, Hope.
And Hope does not disappoint, because The Love Of GOD Has Been Poured out in our hearts Through The HOLY SPIRIT Who Was Given to us.

Romans 6:3-7
Do you not know that as many of us as were Baptized Into Christ JESUS were Baptized Into His Death? Therefore we were buried With Him Through Baptism into death, that just as Christ Was Raised from the dead By The Glory Of The FATHER, even so we also should walk in Newness Of Life. For if we have been United Together In The Likeness Of His Death, certainly we also shall be In The Likeness Of His Resurrection, knowing this, that our old man Was Crucified With Him, that the body of sin might be Done Away With, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 20)

Romans 1:26-32
For this reason, GOD Gave Them Up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
And even as they did not like to retain GOD in their knowledge, GOD Gave Them Over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of GOD, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing The Righteous Judgment Of GOD, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Romans 2:1-11
Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that The Judgment Of GOD is according to Truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape The Judgment Of GOD? Or do you despise The Riches of His Goodness, Forbearance, and Longsuffering, not knowing that The Goodness Of GOD Leads you to repentance? But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart, you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in The Day Of Wrath and Revelation of The Righteous Judgment Of GOD, Who “Will Render to each one according to his deeds”: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey The Truth, but obey unrighteousness — indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with GOD.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 19)

Acts 12:20-23
Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king’s personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king’s country.
So on a set day, Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” Then immediately an angel of The Lord struck him (Herod), because he did not give Glory to GOD. And he was eaten by worms and died.

Acts 22:6-13
“Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard A Voice Saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ So I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He Said to me, ‘I Am JESUS of Nazareth, Whom you are persecuting.’
And those who were with me indeed saw The Light and were afraid, but they did not hear The Voice Of Him Who Spoke to me. So I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And The Lord Said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which Are Appointed for you to do.’ And since I could not see for The Glory Of That Light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.
Then a certain Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good testimony with all the Jews who dwelt there, came to me; and he stood and said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight.’ And at that same hour I looked up at him.”

Romans 1:16-25
I am not ashamed of The Gospel Of Christ, for It is The Power Of GOD to Salvation for everyone who Believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in It The Righteousness Of GOD Is Revealed from Faith to Faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by Faith.”
For The Wrath Of GOD Is Revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress The Truth in unrighteousness, because What may be Known Of GOD Is Manifest in them, for GOD Has Shown It to them. For since The Creation of the world His Invisible Attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that Are Made, even His Eternal Power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they Knew GOD, they did not Glorify Him as GOD, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed The Glory Of The Incorruptible GOD into an image made like corruptible man — and birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. Therefore, GOD also Gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged The Truth Of GOD for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than The Creator, Who Is Blessed Forever. Amen.

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 18)

John 17:1-5,20-26
JESUS Spoke these words, Lifted up His Eyes to heaven, and Said: “FATHER, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may Glorify You, as You Have Given Him authority over all flesh, that He Should Give Eternal Life to as many as You Have Given Him. And this is Eternal Life, that they may Know You, The Only True GOD, and JESUS Christ Whom You Have Sent. I Have Glorified You on the earth. I Have Finished the work which You Have Given Me to do. And now, O FATHER, Glorify Me together with Yourself, with The glory which I Had With You before the world was.
“I do not Pray for these alone, but also for those who will Believe in Me through their word; that they all may be One, as You, FATHER, are In Me, and I In You; that they also may be One In Us, that the world may Believe that You Sent Me. And The Glory which You Gave Me I Have Given them, that they may be One just as We Are One: I In them, and You In Me; that they May Be Made Perfect In One, and that the world may Know that You Have Sent Me, and Have Loved them as You Have Loved Me. FATHER, I Desire that they also whom You Gave Me may be With Me where I Am, that they may behold My Glory which You Have Given Me; for You Loved Me before the foundation of the world.
O Righteous FATHER! The world has not Known You, but I Have Known You; and these have Known that You Sent Me. And I Have Declared to them Your Name, And Will Declare It, that The Love with which You Loved Me May Be In them, and I In them.”

Acts 7:2-4
Stephen said, “Brethren and fathers, listen: The GOD Of Glory Appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, and Said to him, ‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I Will Show you.’ Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.”  Acts 7:2-4

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The Glory Of GOD (Part 17)

John 11:1-15
Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed The Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His Feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You Love is sick.”
When JESUS Heard that, He Said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for The Glory Of GOD, that The Son Of GOD may Be Glorified through it.”
Now Jesus Loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He Heard that he was sick, He Stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He Said to The Disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The Disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?” Jesus Answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” These things He Said, and after that He Said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I Go that I May Wake him up.”
Then His Disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” However, JESUS Spoke of his death, but they thought that He Was Speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then JESUS Said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And I Am Glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may Believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.”

John 11:38-44
JESUS, again Groaning in Himself, Came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. JESUS Said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
JESUS Said to her, “Did I not Say to you that if you would Believe you would see The Glory Of GOD?” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And JESUS Lifted up His Eyes and Said, “FATHER, I Thank You That You Have Heard Me. And I know that You always Hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I Said this, that they may Believe that You Sent Me.”
Now when He Had Said these things, He Cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. JESUS Said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

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