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|Judg 2:1 One day the Angel of the Lord arrived at Bochim, coming
from Gilgal, and announced to the people of Israel, "I brought you out of
Egypt into this land that I promised to your ancestors, and I said that I
would never break my covenant with you, TLB
Judg 6:11 Joash's son, Gideon, had been threshing wheat by hand in the bottom of a grape press-a pit where grapes were pressed to make wine-for he was hiding from the Midianites.
12 The Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, "Mighty soldier, the Lord is with you!" 13 "Stranger," Gideon replied, "if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors have told us about-such as when God brought them out of Egypt? Now the Lord has thrown us away and has let the Midianites completely ruin us."
14 Then the Lord turned to him and said, "I will make you strong! Go and save Israel from the Midianites! I am sending you!"
15 But Gideon replied, "Sir, how can I save Israel? My family is the poorest in the whole tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least thought of in the entire family!"
=Jehovah16 Whereupon the Lord said to him, "But I, Jehovah, will be with you! And you shall quickly destroy the Midianite hordes!" ... 19 Gideon hurried home and roasted a young goat and baked some unleavened bread from a bushel of flour. Then, carrying the meat in a basket and broth in a pot, he took it out to the Angel, who was beneath the oak tree, and presented it to him.
21 the Angel touched the meat and bread with his staff, and fire flamed up
from the rock and consumed them! And suddenly the Angel was gone! 22 When
Gideon realized that it had indeed been the Angel of the Lord, he cried out,
"Alas, O Lord God, for I have seen the Angel of the Lord face to face!" 23
"It's all right," the Lord replied. "Don't be afraid! You shall not die."
24 And Gideon built an altar there and named it "The Altar of Peace with
Jehovah." (The altar is still there in Ophrah in the land of the Abiezrites.)
2 Sam 22:6 I (David) was trapped and bound by hell
and death; 7 But I called upon the Lord in my distress, And he heard
me from his Temple (=heaven). My cry reached his ears. 8 Then the earth shook
and trembled; The foundations of the heavens quaked Because of his wrath.
Born as a
child=GodIsa 7:14 All right then, the Lord himself will
choose the sign-a child shall be born to a virgin! And she shall call him
Immanuel (meaning, 'God is with us'). TLB
|Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour out on the house
of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.
They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for
him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves
for a firstborn son NIV
John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water NIV
John 19:37 And, as another scripture says, "They will look on the one they have pierced. NIV
|Rev 1:7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and
every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of
the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen NIV
MinistryGospelGal 1:7 Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! 9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! NIV
Why Jesus/Yeshua spoke in Parables
To Jews not GentilesMatt 15:24 Then he said to the woman, "I was sent to help the Jews-the lost sheep of Israel-not the Gentiles." TLB
"Don't imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! No, rather, a sword.
35 I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her
mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law- 36 a man's worst
enemies will be right in his own home! TLB
Josh 5:13 As Joshua was sizing up the city of Jericho, a man appeared nearby with a drawn sword. Joshua strode over to him and demanded, "Are you friend or foe?"
14 "I am the commander-in-chief of the Lord's army," he replied.
Joshua fell to the ground before him and worshiped him and said, "Give me your commands." 15 "Take off your shoes," the Commander told him, "for this is holy ground." And Joshua did. TLB
Jesus' attitude to opponentsJohn 8:44 For you are the children of your father the devil and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and a hater of truth-there is not an iota of truth in him. When he lies, it is perfectly normal; for he is the father of liars. 45 And so when I tell the truth, you just naturally don't believe it! TLB
A stumbling stone for "law" believersRom 9:30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; 31 but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness. 32 Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone. 33 As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame." NKJV
rockNT:4073 petra (pet'-ra); feminine of the same as NT:4074;
a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively): KJV - rock. (Strong's
Isa 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily. NKJV See also Rock (as in "safe as a rock)
StoneOT:68 'eben (eh'-ben); from the root of OT:1129 through the meaning to build; a stone: KJV - + carbuncle, + mason, + plummet, [chalk-, hail-, head-, sling-] stone (-ny), (divers) weight (-s). (Strong's Numbers)
Could be upset_StatementsJesus, His Son, was angry and upset too. He was not always calm, as is seen by His action and words when He in anger cleansed His Fathers house from the moneychangers, when the Bible refers in this respect to the verse from Psalm 69:9 The zeal for your house has eaten Me up (See John 2:13-17)
Ps 69:9 for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.NIV
Ps 2:9 You will rule them with an iron scepter; you will dash them to pieces like pottery." 10 Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment.Blessed are all who take refuge in him. NIV
Matt 12:30 Anyone who isn't helping me is harming me. TLB
|Luke 11:17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided
against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say
this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub. 19 Now if I
drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out?
So then, they will be your judges. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger
of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you. NIV
Those given to himJohn 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. ... 6 "I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word... 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. ... 11 Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name-the name you gave me-so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction (Judas) so that Scripture would be fulfilled... 20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message (in future), 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. NIV (Jesus didn't just pray for everybody)
SufferingMatt 8:20 Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." NIV
Ps 69:2 I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come
into the deep waters; the floods engulf me 3 I am worn out calling for help;
my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God 4 Those who hate me
without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without
cause, those who seek to destroy me. 5 O God, you know so well how stupid
I am, and you know all my sins. 6 O Lord God of the armies of heaven, don't
let me be a stumbling block to those who trust in you. O God of Israel, don't
let me cause them to be confused, 7 though I am mocked and cursed and shamed
for your sake. 8 Even my own brothers pretend they don't know me! TLB
|Ps 89:49 O Lord, where is your former great love,
which in your faithfulness you swore to David? 50 Remember, Lord, how your
servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they
have mocked every step of your anointed one. NIV
KilledZech 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion,"Says the LORD of hosts."Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones. 8 And it shall come to pass in all the land,"Says the LORD,"That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,But one- third shall be left in it: 9 I will bring the one-third through the fire,Will refine them as silver is refined,And test them as gold is tested.They will call on My name,And I will answer them.I will say, 'This is My people';And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.'" NKJV
Dan 9:26 "And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come. Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. NKJV
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed-and we were healed! 6 We-every one of us-have strayed away like sheep! We, who left God's paths to follow our own. Yet God laid on him the guilt and sins of every one of us! TLB
NT: 4762 strepho (stref'-o); strengthened from the
base of NT:5157; to twist, i.e. turn quite around or reverse (literally
or figuratively): KJV - convert, turn (again, back again self,