“…Had…Then…!!!” ALL To God’s Glory!!!
By Lisa Bell-Hanner:
Learning Lessons From The Old Testament Found in the Holy Bible; For Today’s Turbulent Times!!
Had or “If” in the Future; We Do What Is Right Before the Mighty and Majestic; Living God Through The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, And His Holy Word, The Holy Bible; Then, Right Will Eventually Follow Us; And We Will Have More Peace; And Less Pain, Troubles, Sorrows, and Terrors!!!
And Had or “If” in the Future; We Teach Our Children Early To Do The Same…
“Then” Our Children’s Children; and Many Generations After Them; Will Have Peace of Mind and Heart; Despite the Circumstances; And Suffer Less From Negative Consequences; from Making Ungodly, Irreversible and Poor Choices!!!
Isaiah 48:18,19 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!
Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants also would have been like the sand,
And the offspring of your body like the grains of sand;…”
The Locust Plague in Judah:
Joel 1:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Lord God Said:
1 “The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel”
The Land Laid Waste:
2 “Hear this, you elders,
And give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, Or even in the days of your fathers?
3 Tell your children about it,
Let your children tell their children,
And their children another generation”
The Greatest Commandment:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 English Standard Version (ESV)
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
5 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates”
The Righteousness of God’s Judgment:
Isaiah 65:1-3,5 New King James Version (NKJV)
65 “I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am, here I am,’ To a nation that was not called by My name.2 I have stretched out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in a way that is not good, According to their own thoughts; 3 A people who provoke Me to anger continually to My face;…
Who say, ‘Keep to yourself,
Do not come near me,
For I am holier than you!’
These are smoke in My nostrils,
A fire that burns all the day””
Hosea 4:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge,…”
Defilement Comes From Within:
Mark 7:6,7 New King James Version (NKJV)
“‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
7 And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
God’s Anger, Wrath, and Fury is But for A Little While!!
Psalm 30:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 “For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy Comes in the morning”
The Glorious New Creation:
Isaiah 65:17-20, 24-25 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing,
And her people a joy.
19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
And joy in My people;
The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her,
Nor the voice of crying.
20 “No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, Nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days;…”
24 “…It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox,
And dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,”
“Says the Lord”
The New Heaven and the New Earth:
Revelation 21:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV)
21 “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.””
The Day of the Lord:
1 Thessalonians 5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing”
The Race of Faith
Hebrews 12:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance 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 has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
The Glorious Company:
Hebrews 12:18-29 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest, 19 and the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words, so that those who heard it begged that the word should not be spoken to them anymore. 20 (For they could not endure what was commanded: “And if so much as a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned or shot with an arrow.” 21 And so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling.”)
22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Hear the Heavenly Voice:
25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
29 “For our God is a consuming fire””
Have a Blessed Day to You and Yours!!
From O.R.Y. Women