Thursday, April 20, 2023

JESUS as PARADOX

 


Mark 2:16-17

King James Version

16 And when the scribes and Pharisees 

saw him eat with publicans and sinners, 

they said unto his disciples, 

How is it that he eateth and drinketh 

with publicans and sinners?

17 When Jesus heard it, 

he saith unto them, 

They that are whole have no need of the physician, 

but they that are sick: 

I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


Do those things puzzle you?

The words of CHRIST?

The way He lived His life?

The way He showed up on earth?

The way He conducted His ministry?

Wonder no more, for we shall look into it here.


Merriam-Webster defines "paradox" as:

: one (such as a person, situation, or action) having seemingly contradictory qualities or phases

: a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true

: a self-contradictory statement that at first seems true

: an argument that apparently derives self-contradictory conclusions by valid deduction from acceptable premises

: a tenet contrary to received opinion


The LORD JESUS was a mystery in Himself.

He was "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS", and yet He chose to come as an ordinary man.

Isaiah 53:2

King James Version

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.


He did not come to be ministered unto.

Mark 10:45

King James Version

45 For even the Son of man 

came not to be ministered unto, 

but to minister, 

and to give his life a ransom for many.


He took on sin, despite His not having any sin.

2 Corinthians 5:21

King James Version

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.


How about the mystery of salvation?

Wherein:

Romans 11:25

King James Version

25 For I would not, brethren, 

that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, 

lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; 

that blindness in part is happened to Israel, 

until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.


But it becomes clear here:

Romans 11:11

King James Version

11 I say then, 

Have they stumbled that they should fall? 

God forbid: 

but rather through their fall salvation is come 

unto the Gentiles, 

for to provoke them to jealousy.


Such is GOD's magnificence, mystery, and magnanimity.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

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.


And we've barely touched the surface.

John 21:25

King James Version

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.


Related post:

Paradoxes

GOD's PLAN of SALVATION

JESUS

REPENTANCE


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Sunday, April 2, 2023

BELONGING to GOD


 Isaiah 43:7

King James Version

7 Even every one that is called by my name: 

for I have created him for my glory, 

I have formed him; 

yea, I have made him.


Are you one of GOD's own?

Were you predestined for GOD?

Here's how you can be sure.

Here's how to know your future.

Here's how to think, and live right.

According to SPIRIT and Scripture:

Deuteronomy 7:6-9

King James Version

6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: 

the Lord thy God hath chosen thee 

to be a special people unto himself, 

above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

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.

9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, 

he is God, 

the faithful God, 

which keepeth covenant and mercy with them 

that love him and keep his commandments 

to a thousand generations;


Psalm 33:12

King James Version

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; 

and the people whom he hath chosen 

for his own inheritance.


Psalm 65:4

King James Version

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, 

and causest to approach unto thee, 

that he may dwell in thy courts: 

we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, 

even of thy holy temple.


Psalm 139:13-17

King James Version

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: 

thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

14 I will praise thee; 

for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 

marvellous 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 unperfect;

 and in thy book all my members were written, 

which in continuance were fashioned, 

when as yet there was none of them.

17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 

O God! 

how great is the sum of them!


Proverbs 16:4

King James Version

4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: 

yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.


Isaiah 46:13

King James Version

13 I bring near my righteousness; 

it shall not be far off, 

and my salvation shall not tarry: 

and I will place salvation in Zion 

for Israel my glory.


Isaiah 54:7-8

King James Version

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.


Isaiah 54:13

King James Version

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; 

and great shall be the peace of thy children.


Isaiah 54:17

King James Version

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; 

and every tongue that shall rise against thee 

in judgment thou shalt condemn. 

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, 

and their righteousness is of me, 

saith the Lord.


Jeremiah 1:5

King James Version

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; 

and before thou camest forth out of the womb 

I sanctified thee, 

and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.


Daniel 12:1-3

King James Version

12 And at that time shall Michael stand up, 

the great prince 

which standeth for the children of thy people: 

and there shall be a time of trouble, 

such as never was since there was a nation 

even to that same time: 

and at that time thy people shall be delivered, 

every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth 

shall awake, 

some to everlasting life, 

and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

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.


Haggai 2:23

King James Version

23 In that day, 

saith the Lord of hosts, 

will I take thee, 

O Zerubbabel, my servant, 

the son of Shealtiel, 

saith the Lord, 

and will make thee as a signet: 

for I have chosen thee, 

saith the Lord of hosts.


Malachi 3:16-18

King James Version

16 Then they that feared the Lord 

spake often one to another: 

and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, 

and a book of remembrance was written before him 

for them that feared the Lord, 

and that thought upon his name.

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.


Matthew 22:14

King James Version

14 For many are called, 

but few are chosen.


Luke 10:17-20

King James Version

17 And the seventy returned again with joy, 

saying, 

Lord, even the devils 

are subject unto us through thy name.

18 And he said unto them, 

I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

19 Behold, 

I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, 

and over all the power of the enemy: 

and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, 

that the spirits are subject unto you; 

but rather rejoice, 

because your names are written in heaven.


Luke 10:22

King James Version

22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: 

and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; 

and who the Father is, but the Son, 

and he to whom the Son will reveal him.


Luke 18:7-8

King James Version

7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, 

which cry day and night unto him, 

though he bear long with them?

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. 

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, 

shall he find faith on the earth?


John 3:3-7

King James Version

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born again, 

he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, 

How can a man be born when he is old? 

can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, 

and be born?

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 6:37

King James Version

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; 

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.


John 6:39

King James Version

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.


John 6:40

King James Version

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 6:43-44

King James Version

43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, 

Murmur not among yourselves.

44 No man can come to me, 

except the Father which hath sent me draw him: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


John 6:45

King James Version

45 It is written in the prophets, 

And they shall be all taught of God. 

Every man therefore that hath heard, 

and hath learned of the Father, 

cometh unto me.


John 6:64

King James Version

64 But there are some of you that believe not. 

For Jesus knew from the beginning 

who they were that believed not, 

and who should betray him.


John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


John 11:25-26

King James Version

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:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me 

shall never die. 

Believest thou this?


John 13:18

King James Version

18 I speak not of you all: 

I know whom I have chosen: 

but that the scripture may be fulfilled, 

He that eateth bread with me 

hath lifted up his heel against me.


John 15:16

King James Version

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.


John 17:1-3

King James Version

17 These words spake Jesus, 

and lifted up his eyes to heaven, 

and said, 

Father, the hour is come; 

glorify thy Son, 

that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, 

that he should give eternal life 

to as many as thou hast given him.

3 And this is life eternal, 

that they might know thee the only true God, 

and Jesus Christ, 

whom thou hast sent.


John 17:9-10

King James Version

9 I pray for them: 

I pray not for the world, 

but for them which thou hast given me; 

for they are thine.

10 And all mine are thine, 

and thine are mine; 

and I am glorified in them.


Acts 2:38-39

King James Version

38 Then Peter said unto them, 

Repent, 

and be baptized every one of you 

in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, 

and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, 

and to your children, 

and to all that are afar off, 

even as many as the Lord our God shall call.


Acts 13:46-48

King James Version

46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, 

and said, 

It was necessary that the word of God 

should first have been spoken to you: 

but seeing ye put it from you, 

and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, 

lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, 

saying, 

I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, 

that thou shouldest be for salvation 

unto the ends of the earth.

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, 

they were glad, 

and glorified the word of the Lord: 

and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.


Acts 22:14-15

King James Version

14 And he said, 

The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, 

that thou shouldest know his will, 

and see that Just One, 

and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men 

of what thou hast seen and heard.


Romans 1:1-3

King James Version

1 Paul, 

a servant of Jesus Christ, 

called to be an apostle, 

separated unto the gospel of God,

2 (Which he had promised afore 

by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 

which was made of the seed of David 

according to the flesh;

4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, 

according to the spirit of holiness, 

by the resurrection from the dead:

5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, 

for obedience to the faith among all nations, 

for his name:

6 Among whom are ye also 

the called of Jesus Christ:


Romans 8:28-31

King James Version

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.

29 For whom he did foreknow, 

he also did predestinate 

to be conformed to the image of his Son, 

that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: 

and whom he called, them he also justified: 

and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? 

If God be for us, who can be against us?


Romans 9:4-8

King James Version

4 Who are Israelites; 

to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, 

and the covenants, and the giving of the law, 

and the service of God, and the promises;

5 Whose are the fathers, 

and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, 

who is over all, 

God blessed for ever. 

Amen.

6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. 

For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, 

are they all children: 

but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

8 That is, 

They which are the children of the flesh, 

these are not the children of God: 

but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.


Romans 9:9-11

King James Version

9 For this is the word of promise, 

At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son.

10 And not only this; 

but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, 

even by our father Isaac;

11 (For the children being not yet born, 

neither having done any good or evil, 

that the purpose of God according to election might stand, 

not of works, 

but of him that calleth;)


Romans 11:1-2

King James Version

11 I say then, 

Hath God cast away his people? 

God forbid. 

For I also am an Israelite, 

of the seed of Abraham, 

of the tribe of Benjamin.

2 God hath not cast away his people 

which he foreknew...


Romans 11:4-5

King James Version

4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? 

I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, 

who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

5 Even so then at this present time also 

there is a remnant 

according to the election of grace.


Romans 11:7-8

King James Version

7 What then? 

Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; 

but the election hath obtained it, 

and the rest were blinded.

8 (According as it is written, 

God hath given them the spirit of slumber, 

eyes that they should not see, 

and ears that they should not hear;) 

unto this day.


Romans 11:11

King James Version

11 I say then, 

Have they stumbled that they should fall? 

God forbid: 

but rather through their fall 

salvation is come unto the Gentiles, 

for to provoke them to jealousy.


1 Corinthians 1:26-29

King James Version

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, 

how that not many wise men after the flesh, 

not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world 

to confound the wise; 

and God hath chosen the weak things of the world 

to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, 

and things which are despised, 

hath God chosen, yea, 

and things which are not, 

to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.


1 Corinthians 7:21-24

King James Version

21 Art thou called being a servant? 

care not for it: 

but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

22 For he that is called in the Lord, 

being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: 

likewise also he that is called, being free, 

is Christ's servant.

23 Ye are bought with a price; 

be not ye the servants of men.

24 Brethren, let every man, 

wherein he is called, 

therein abide with God.


Galatians 1:15-16

King James Version

15 But when it pleased God, 

who separated me from my mother's womb, 

and called me by his grace,

16 To reveal his Son in me, 

that I might preach him among the heathen; 

immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:


Ephesians 1:3-12

King James Version

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings 

in heavenly places in Christ:

4 According as he hath chosen us in him 

before the foundation of the world, 

that we should be holy 

and without blame before him in love:

5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children 

by Jesus Christ to himself, 

according to the good pleasure of his will,

6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, 

wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, 

the forgiveness of sins, 

according to the riches of his grace;

8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us 

in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, 

according to his good pleasure 

which he hath purposed in himself:

10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times 

he might gather together in one 

all things in Christ, 

both which are in heaven, 

and which are on earth; 

even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, 

being predestinated according to the purpose of him 

who worketh all things 

after the counsel of his own will:

12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, 

who first trusted in Christ.


Ephesians 1:13-14

King James Version

13 In whom ye also trusted, 

after that ye heard the word of truth, 

the gospel of your salvation: 

in whom also after that ye believed, 

ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance 

until the redemption of the purchased possession, 

unto the praise of his glory.


Ephesians 2:8-10

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.


Philippians 4:3-4

King James Version

3 And I intreat thee also, 

true yokefellow, 

help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, 

with Clement also, 

and with other my fellowlabourers, 

whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always: 

and again I say, Rejoice.


Colossians 3:12-17

King James Version

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, 

holy and beloved, 

bowels of mercies, kindness, 

humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

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.

14 And above all these things put on charity, 

which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, 

to the which also ye are called in one body; 

and be ye thankful.

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.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, 

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

giving thanks to God and the Father by him.


1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

King James Version

4 Knowing, brethren beloved, 

your election of God.

5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, 

but also in power, 

and in the Holy Ghost, 

and in much assurance; 

as ye know what manner of men we were among you 

for your sake.

6 And ye became followers of us, 

and of the Lord, 

having received the word in much affliction, 

with joy of the Holy Ghost.

7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe 

in Macedonia and Achaia.


2 Thessalonians 2:13-15

King James Version

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, 

brethren beloved of the Lord, 

because God hath from the beginning chosen you 

to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit 

and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, 

to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, brethren, 

stand fast, 

and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, 

whether by word, 

or our epistle.


2 Timothy 1:7-10

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

8 Be not thou therefore ashamed 

of the testimony of our Lord, 

nor of me his prisoner: 

but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel 

according to the power of God;

9 Who hath saved us, 

and called us with an holy calling, 

not according to our works, 

but according to his own purpose and grace, 

which was given us in Christ Jesus 

before the world began,

10 But is now made manifest 

by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, 

who hath abolished death, 

and hath brought life and immortality to light 

through the gospel:


2 Timothy 2:10-15

King James Version

10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, 

that they may also obtain the salvation 

which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11 It is a faithful saying: 

For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: 

if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: 

he cannot deny himself.

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, 

charging them before the Lord 

that they strive not about words to no profit, 

but to the subverting of the hearers.

15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, 

a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 

rightly dividing the word of truth.


2 Timothy 2:19

King James Version

19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, 

having this seal, 

The Lord knoweth them that are his. 

And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ 

depart from iniquity.


Titus 1:1-2

King James Version

1 Paul, 

a servant of God, 

and an apostle of Jesus Christ, 

according to the faith of God's elect, 

and the acknowledging of the truth 

which is after godliness;

2 In hope of eternal life, 

which God, that cannot lie, 

promised before the world began;


Hebrews 9:28

King James Version

28 So Christ was once offered 

to bear the sins of many; 

and unto them that look for him 

shall he appear the second time 

without sin unto salvation.


1 Peter 1:1-2

King James Version

1 Peter, 

an apostle of Jesus Christ, 

to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, 

Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, 

through sanctification of the Spirit, 

unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: 

Grace unto you, 

and peace, be multiplied.


1 Peter 1:3-7

King James Version

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.

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 1:19-21

King James Version

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, 

as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained 

before the foundation of the world, 

but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, 

that raised him up from the dead, 

and gave him glory; 

that your faith and hope might be in God.


1 Peter 2:9-10

King James Version

9 But ye are a chosen generation, 

a royal priesthood, 

an holy nation, 

a peculiar people; 

that ye should shew forth the praises of him 

who hath called you out of darkness 

into his marvellous light;

10 Which in time past were not a people, 

but are now the people of God: 

which had not obtained mercy, 

but now have obtained mercy.


2 Peter 1:10-11

King James Version

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, 

give diligence to make your calling and election sure: 

for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly 

into the everlasting kingdom 

of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

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.


Revelation 3:4-6

King James Version

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis 

which have not defiled their garments; 

and they shall walk with me in white: 

for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, 

the same shall be clothed in white raiment; 

and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, 

but I will confess his name before my Father, 

and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, 

let him hear what the Spirit saith 

unto the churches.


Revelation 20:11-13

King James Version

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.


Revelation 21:27

King James Version

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.


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The MIGHT, POWER, and GLORY of GOD

JESUS

ETERNAL LIFE

SALVATION


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