Song of Solomon 8:6-7 “6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; ... 7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”
Isaiah 54:5 "For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts;
Isaiah 61:10 “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
Isaiah 62:5 “ … as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.”
Hosea 2:14 "behold, I will allure her, Bring her into the wilderness And speak kindly to her. Hosea 2:16 “It will come about in that day," declares the LORD, "That you will call Me Ishi (my husband) And will no longer call Me Baali (Heathen Lord).
Hosea 2:19 “And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.”
Luke 5:34 “And Jesus said to them, "You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?”
John 3:29 (John the Baptist) “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.”
2 Corinthians 11:2 (Paul) “for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.”
Ephesians 5: “25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 ... even as the Lord the church:
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 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.”
Revelation 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready." Revelation 19:9 “Blessed are they who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb”.
Rev 21:9-10 “9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels ... 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,”
Revelation 22:17 “The Spirit and the bride say, "Come " And let the one who hears say, "Come " And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
N.B. 4 passages in the original, now removed.
Jeremiah 3:20 "Surely, as a woman treacherously departs from her lover, So you have dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel," declares the LORD.
Ezekiel 16:32-34 "You adulteress wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband!
Hosea 1:2 “When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, "Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD."
Hosea 2:7 "She will pursue her lovers, but she will not overtake them; And she will seek them, but will not find them Then she will say, 'I will go back to my first husband, For it was better for me then than now!'
"WHEN THE SPIRIT MOVES - Seven Decades of Divine Interventions" by Vincent Goddard.
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the Old is Gone the New is Come - The Seventh day Sabbath.
This is a clip (from 56 mins 16 secs to c59 mins 50 secs) from the Lesson
"2021 Q2 Lesson 9: Covenant Sign (May 29)"
Correction at c3 mins 9 secs, the text should be (not Romans 4:14, but,) Romans 14 verse 5 "Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." KJV.
The whole lecture is of immense value to anyone wanting to understanding our times, but this clip (and a longer clip I am soon to upload) is of incalculable value to those of us who value the Bible Sabbath and want to understand its eternal value.
Extract from the lesson "HD_2021_Q4_L06_great_nation"
from c48mins 14secs towards the end.
I could not find this anymore on YouTube (I had downloaded the file at an earlier date).
You can find an Audio version "For What Nation Is There So Great? (Nov. 6)" at https://comeandreason.com/4th-quarter-2021/
"Keeping open the avenue for Messiah" is Dr Jennings' way of explaining many of those difficult passages in the Old Testament. Suddenly the vengeful god of many becomes the LORD who only puts some in the grave, awaiting resurrection (the sleep death, not the final second death; the wages of sin). "This is not the 'punishment' for sin. It is the cauterizing of a cancerous lesion".
To Serve and to Save
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1
Date: 02/27/2021 Lesson: 9
Deliverance requires a Deliverer. God’s servant nation would be delivered by two deliverers: Cyrus, who would set the captives free from Babylonian exile, and an unnamed Servant, whose identity as the Messiah is progressively revealed. This Servant would restore justice and bring the community of survivors back to God.
Video source: https://www.amazingfacts.org/media-library/media/e/25428/t/to-serve-and-to-save
This Video THUMBNAIL - Original Photo by josh appel on Unsplash.com
Listen to the full original version "When the Lord comes again - Marturoumen - Revelation 6 verses 12-17" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8fCwoif5Ds
Revelation 6:12-17 King James Version (KJV)
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
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?
John chapter 16 verses 1-16
16:1-4 “I’ve told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead. They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he’s doing God a favor. They will do these things because they never really understood the Father. I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you’ll be well-warned and ready for them.
The Friend Will Come
4-7 “I didn’t tell you this earlier because I was with you every day. But now I am on my way to the One who sent me. Not one of you has asked, ‘Where are you going?’ Instead, the longer I’ve talked, the sadder you’ve become. So let me say it again, this truth: It’s better for you that I leave. If I don’t leave, the Friend won’t come. But if I go, I’ll send him to you.
8-11 “When he comes, he’ll expose the error of the godless world’s view of sin, righteousness, and judgment: He’ll show them that their refusal to believe in me is their basic sin; that righteousness comes from above, where I am with the Father, out of their sight and control; that judgment takes place as the ruler of this godless world is brought to trial and convicted.
12-15 “I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’
16 “In a day or so you’re not going to see me, but then in another day or so you will see me.”
1) Bible text: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+16&version=MSG
2) Backdrop photo: pexels-chris-economou-6367325
John 16:1-16 King James Version (KJV)
16:1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
Find original here,
"2023 Q4 Lesson 2: God's Mission to Us 2 (Oct. 14)" https://odysee.com/@ComeAndReason:4/HD_2023_Q4_L02_gods_mission_2:2
Psalms ◦ Chapter 139
1 O Lord, you have examined me
and you know everything about me.
2 You know every action I take;
from across the cosmos, you know every thought I think.
3 You know whether I am working or resting;
you know my heart motives — the way I operate.
4 Before the words come out of my mouth
you know exactly what I will say, O Lord.
5 You seek me to lead me — you surround me,
guiding me and protecting me.
6 The full knowledge of you is too immense for me;
you are infinite, and I cannot comprehend it.
7 Where can I go and be away from your Spirit?
You sustain all reality — where can I flee and be beyond your presence?
8 If I go to heaven, your sustaining presence is there;
if I sleep in the grave, your sustaining presence is there as well.
9 If I rise with the beams of sunlight in the east,
if I settle beyond the ocean waves in the west —
10 even there your Hand would guide me,
the One at your right hand would keep me safe.
11 I could claim that darkness will hide me
and the light around me turn to night,
12 but my claim doesn’t change reality and no darkness is impenetrable to you;
for night becomes day in your presence
and darkness becomes light.
13 For you have redeemed my heart and mind1;
you covered me with grace
from the moment I was conceived in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because you are awesome;
wonderful and marvelous are all your works,
and I know this very well.
15 You know my entire being —
how I was built from your secret code,
constructed from the elements of the earth.
16 You saw me before I was born;
my entire life was recorded in your book of foreknowledge
before one day came to be.
17 To me, your thoughts and purposes are the most precious, O God —
the infinite source of all reality;
18 if I could count them,
they would outnumber all the grains of sand.
No matter what I think or do,
it bears witness to your foreknowledge.
19When will you destroy selfishness, O God?
Remove from me all those who love death — the violation of your law of life;
20for the selfish scheme
to promote lies — false remedies — in your kingdom.
21I abhor how they hate you, O Lord;
I am sick of seeing them work against you!
22I despise their lies and selfishness — I absolutely hate it!
I recognize they are enemies to love and truth.
23Examine me, O God, and know the deepest recesses of my heart;
test me and identify every troublesome thought.
24Determine if there is any unhealthy way in me,
and lead me back to everlasting life.
1 The Hebrew word translated in many Bible versions as "formed" or "made" is קנה [qanah], and according to the New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries is translated most commonly as "bought," "buy," "purchased," and also as "redeemed." The Hebrew word translated as "in