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YHWH GOD IS A REAL PERSON

God is a person stated clearly in the TANAKH (the Hebrew and Aramaic Scriptures) and in the Apostolic Writings, (the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Scriptures), not only in relation to His given image to man but also ontologically in Himself.


A true person must have five innate essential qualities, all at the same times: A real person must have

   I) A viable life and existence,

   II) Creative and rational thoughts,

   III) Feelings which are personal and independent,

   IV) Volition and free will to make and to affect the thoughts, and finally

   V) Power with which one can exercise control over the environment.


For example, a plant is not a person although it has the qualities I and V.


Also, a dog or a cow is not a person although it has the qualities I, IV and V.

Animals may have feelings chained sequentially and learned behaviorally, but they are not independent feelings.

One of the Liberals’ main belief systems is equal rights to all, the dogs and the people. Some believe dogs are persons. They pass laws to punish severely any human who annoys a dog. They forbid destroying eggs of certain birds or dogs or mice, because they consider them living persons (in their corrupt mind), while at the very same time, they kill human children by the hundreds of thousands every year to make money in different shameful ways.


A child, even as a baby or a fetus or an embryo in the womb of his mother is a complete person since he/she has:

   I) Life,

   II) Independent thoughts*,

   III) Independent feelings*,

   IV) Personal desires manifested and preferences in his movement and reactions, independently of his mother, and also,

   V) Exercises some control over the environment either in the womb of his mother, or immediately after the birth.

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* (Many psychological researches prove that certain characters of the person stem from the environment while in-utero (before birth). This is an evidence of the interaction of the fetus, the embryo with his/her environment, not only the mother but the environment where the pregnant mother lives.)


In our discussion of the nature of God, it is important to know that God is really a person.


YHWH God is neither a principle, nor a thing which floats in the universe, nor an energy, nor a power, nor a thought, nor a figment of the imagination of man, nor man’s creation, nor man’s image, nor a powerful vicious tyrant.


Other religions cannot understand that our YHWH God is a loving Person who created us in love and who suffered and died in the flesh to recreate us and redeem us.


We take only the inspired Written Word of God, the Hebrew Scriptures (the TANAKH which is falsely called Old Testament) and the Apostolic Scriptures (falsely called New Testament), as the only evidence.


EVIDENCE THAT YHWH GOD IS A PERSON


I- GOD LIVES

✦ Exodus 3:14 "And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

✦ Ezekiel 35:11 "Therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you."

✦ 2 Kings 5:20 "But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.""

✦ 2 Chronicles 18:13 "And Micaiah said, As the LORD lives, whatever my God says, that I will speak."

✦ Ezekiel 5:11 "Therefore, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity."

✦ Ezekiel 17:19 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "As I live, surely My oath which he despised, and My covenant which he broke, I will recompense on his own head."

✦ Ezekiel 35:6 "Therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you."

✦ Ezekiel 35:11 "Therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you."


II- GOD THINKS

God's thoughts are of infinite wisdom and beyond our possible understanding.

✦ Micah 4:12 But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

✦ 1 Chronicles 28:9 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever."

✦ Psalm 40:5 "Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered."

✦ Psalm 92:5-6 "O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man does not know, nor does a fool understand this."

✦ Psalm 94:11 "The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile."

✦ Psalm 139:17 "How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!"

✦ Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion."

✦ Isaiah 55:8-9 ""For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.""

✦ Jeremiah 23:20 "The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly."

✦ Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

✦ Nehemiah 5:19 "Remember me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people."

✦ Nehemiah 6:14 "My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat, according to these their works, and the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who would have made me afraid."

✦ Micah 4:12 "But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD, nor do they understand His counsel; For He will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor."


III- GOD FEELS.

God has the feelings expressed towards man's actions of joy, of love, of sorrow and of anger.

✦ 2 Chronicles 9:8 "Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on His throne to be king for the LORD your God! Because your God has loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."

✦ Exodus 20:1-5 "And God spoke all these words, saying: "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. "You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me."

✦ Deuteronomy 4:25 "..When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger."

✦ Deuteronomy 31:17 "Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?"

✦ Deuteronomy 32:21 "They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation."

✦ Judges 6:39 "Then Gideon said to God, "Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.""

✦ Joshua 24:19 "But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins."

✦ 1 Kings 10:9 "Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness."

✦ Job 9:13 "God will not withdraw His anger, the allies of the proud lie prostrate beneath Him."

✦ Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear."

✦ Jeremiah 42:18 "For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: 'As My anger and My fury have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so will My fury be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you shall be an oath, an astonishment, a curse, and a reproach; and you shall see this place no more.'"

✦ Ezekiel 16:8 "When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine," says the Lord GOD."

✦ Ezekiel 35:11 "Therefore, as I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you."

✦ Hosea 11:9 "I will not execute the fierceness of My anger; I will not again destroy Ephraim. For I am God, and not man, the Holy One in your midst; And I will not come with terror."

✦ Zephaniah 3:17 "The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

✦ Nahum 1:2 "God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; The LORD avenges and is furious. The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies."


IV- GOD MOVES AND ACTS ACCORDING TO HIS VOLITION (WILL)

YHWH has his desire to act and He wills to act according to His infinite wisdom.


YHWH’s Will of Pleasure reflects YHWH’s moral qualities.

YHWH’s Will of Decree is God’s governance of the world from beginning to the end including the sin which is introduced by Lucifer and by the woman into the world.


✦ Genesis 2:18 "And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.""

✦ Ecclesiastes 11:5 "As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything."

✦ Genesis 41:25 "Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do."

✦ Genesis 41:28 "This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do."

✦ Deuteronomy 3:24 " 'O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?"

✦ Deuteronomy 24:18 "But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing."

✦ Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law."

✦ 1 Samuel 10:24 "And Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him whom the LORD has chosen, that there is no one like him among all the people?" So all the people shouted and said, "Long live the king!""

✦ Nahum 3:9 "Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was boundless; Put and Lubim were your helpers."

✦ 2 Chronicles 25:8 "But if you go, be gone! Be strong in battle! Even so, God shall make you fall before the enemy; for God has power to help and to overthrow."

✦ Isaiah 40:10 "Behold, the Lord GOD shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him."

✦ Isaiah 56:8 "The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, "Yet I will gather to him others besides those who are gathered to him.""

✦ Ezekiel 14:23 "And they will comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings; and you shall know that I have done nothing without cause that I have done in it," says the LORD GOD."

✦ Ezekiel 24:14 ""I, the LORD, have spoken it; It shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, nor will I spare, nor will I relent; according to your ways and according to your deeds they will judge you," Says the Lord GOD.' "

✦ Ezekiel 24:24 "Thus Ezekiel is a sign to you; according to all that he has done you shall do; and when this comes, you shall know that I am the Lord GOD.' "

✦ Ezekiel 25:13-14 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom, cut off man and beast from it, and make it desolate from Teman; Dedan shall fall by the sword. I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel, that they may do in Edom according to My anger and according to My fury; and they shall know My vengeance," says the Lord GOD."

✦ Ezekiel 25:16 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast."

✦ Ezekiel 37:5 "Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: "Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live."

✦ Ezekiel 37:12 "Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel."

✦ Amos 4:12 "Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"

✦ Amos 8:9 ""And it shall come to pass in that day," says the Lord GOD, "That I will make the sun go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight."

✦ Amos 8:11 ""Behold, the days are coming," says the Lord GOD, "That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD."


V- GOD HAS POWER WHICH IS EFFICIENT

God is all powerful. He is Omnipotent. He has the absolute sovereign control over everything in the spiritual and physical realms.

✦ Deuteronomy 32:39 "'Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand."

✦ Psalm 66:5 "Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men."

✦ Genesis 48:11 "And Israel said to Joseph, "I had not thought to see your face; but in fact, God has also shown me your offspring!""

✦ Genesis 50:20 "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."

✦ Deuteronomy 7:19 "The great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the LORD your God brought you out. So shall the LORD your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid."

✦ Judges 18:10 "When you go, you will come to a secure people and a large land. For God has given it into your hands, a place where there is no lack of anything that is on the earth."

✦ 2 Chronicles 25:9 "Then Amaziah said to the man of God, "But what shall we do about the hundred talents which I have given to the troops of Israel?" And the man of God answered, "The LORD is able to give you much more than this.""

✦ Ecclesiastes 8:17 "Then I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find it; moreover, though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it."

✦ Isaiah 52:10 "The LORD has made bare His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see The salvation of our God."

✦ Jeremiah 35:19 "Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not lack a man to stand before Me forever.""

✦ Ezekiel 24:14 "I, the LORD, have spoken it; It shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, Nor will I spare, Nor will I relent; According to your ways And according to your deeds They will judge you, Says the Lord GOD."

✦ Amos 4:13 "For behold, He who forms mountains, and creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, and makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth-- The LORD God of hosts is His name."


VI- GOD HEARS

When a woman demands that her husband listens to her, she actually means that her husband must obey her and do whatever she is telling him to do.

When we pray, sometimes we act like spoiled children or women who demand that God must answer our prayers the way we see better.

YHWH God hears us, but remember, He is not our sugar daddy and he does not obey us. We obey Him and submit to Him even if He does not give us what we want.

Remember also that YHWH Yeshua Jesus promised the He will supply all our NEEDS, but we confuse our desires with our needs.


✦ 2 Samuel 22:7 "In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry entered His ears."

✦ 1 Kings 18:37 "Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that You are the LORD God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again."

✦ 2 Kings 20:5 "Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.""

✦ 1 Chronicles 14:10 "And David inquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.""

✦ 2 Kings 19:4 "It may be that the LORD your God will hear all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.' "

✦ 2 Kings 19:16 "Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God."

✦ Job 27:9 "Will God hear his cry When trouble comes upon him?"

✦ Job 33:26 "He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness."

✦ Job 35:13 "Surely God will not listen to empty talk, nor will the Almighty regard it."

✦ Psalm 4:1 "Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer."

✦ Psalm 5:2 "Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, for to You I will pray."

✦ Psalm 13:3 "Consider and hear me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death."

✦ Psalm 17:6 "I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech."

✦ Psalm 20:1 "May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you."

✦ Psalm 38:15 "For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God."

✦ Psalm 54:2 "Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth."

✦ Psalm 55:19 "God will hear, and afflict them, Even He who abides from of old. Selah because they do not change, therefore they do not fear God."

✦ Psalm 61:1 "Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer."

✦ Psalm 64:1 "Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy."

✦ Psalm 66:16 "Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul."

✦ Psalm 84:8 "O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah"

✦ Psalm 140:6 "I said to the LORD: "You are my God; hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD."

✦ Isaiah 37:4 "It may be that the LORD your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to reproach the living God, and will rebuke the words which the LORD your God has heard. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.'"

✦ Isaiah 37:17 "Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God."

✦ Isaiah 38:5 "Go and tell Hezekiah, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years."

✦ Isaiah 41:17 "The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them."

✦ Daniel 9:17-19 "Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of yYour servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord's sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name."

Nehemiah 4:4 "Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!"


VII- GOD SPEAKS

✦ Psalm 50:7 "Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you; I am God, your God!"

✦ Genesis 24:7 "The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there."

✦ Genesis 26:24 "And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake.""

✦ Genesis 28:13 "And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: "I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants."

✦ Genesis 31:29 "It is in my power to do you harm, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, 'Be careful that you speak to Jacob neither good nor bad.'"

✦ Exodus 3:4 "So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, "Here I am.""

✦ Exodus 7:1 "So the LORD said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet."

✦ Exodus 15:26 "And said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.""

✦ Exodus 20:19 "Then they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.""

✦ Numbers 22:20 "And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, "If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you--that you shall do.""

✦ Deuteronomy 4:10 "Especially concerning the day you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, 'Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.'"

✦ Deuteronomy 4:33 "Did any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?"

✦ Deuteronomy 5:25 "Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God anymore, then we shall die."

✦ Deuteronomy 5:27 "You go near and hear all that the LORD our God may say, and tell us all that the LORD our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.'"

✦ Deuteronomy 15:5 "Only if you carefully obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today."

✦ Deuteronomy 18:16 "According to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.'"

✦ Joshua 1:17 "… Just as we heeded Moses in all things, so we will heed you. Only the LORD your God be with you, as He was with Moses."

✦ Joshua 3:9 "So Joshua said to the children of Israel, "Come here, and hear the words of the LORD your God.""

✦ 2 Samuel 7:25 "Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said."

✦ 1 Kings 5:5 "And behold, I propose to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spoke to my father David, saying, "Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for My name.""

✦ Psalm 50:7 "Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you; I am God, your God!"

✦ Psalm 85:8 "I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly."

✦ Psalm 95:7 "For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice."

✦ Jeremiah 5:14 "Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts: "Because you speak this word, Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.""

✦ Jeremiah 7:3 "Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place."

✦ Jeremiah 11:4 "Which I commanded your fathers in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, 'Obey My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so shall you be My people, and I will be your God.'"

✦ Jeremiah 13:12 "Therefore you shall speak to them this word: 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel: "Every bottle shall be filled with wine." ' And they will say to you, 'Do we not certainly know that every bottle will be filled with wine?'"

✦ Jeremiah 13:19 "The cities of the South shall be shut up, and no one shall open them; Judah shall be carried away captive, all of it; It shall be wholly carried away captive."

✦ Jeremiah 3:15 "And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding."

✦ Jeremiah 26:13 "Now therefore, amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; then the LORD will relent concerning the doom that He has pronounced against you."

✦ Jeremiah 44:26 "Therefore hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: 'Behold, I have sworn by My great name,' says the LORD, 'that My name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "The Lord GOD lives.""

✦ Ezekiel 3:27 "But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD.' He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house."

✦ Ezekiel 6:3 "And say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD!' Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: "Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places."

✦ Ezekiel 12:25 "For I am the LORD. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it," says the Lord GOD.'""

✦ Ezekiel 14:6 "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Repent, turn away from your idols, and turn your faces away from all your abominations.""

✦ Ezekiel 38:10 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan.""

✦ Ezekiel 34:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: "Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?""

✦ Hosea 1:6 "And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him: "Call her name Lo-Ruhamah, For I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel, But I will utterly take them away."

✦ Hosea 1:9 "Then God said: "Call his name Lo-Ammi, For you are not My people, and I will not be your God."

✦ Amos 3:8 "A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?"

✦ Amos 6:8 "The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts says: "I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; therefore I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.""


VIII- GOD COMMANDS AND ORDERS

✦ Numbers 15:40 "That you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God."

✦ Deuteronomy 11:28 "And the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known."

✦ Exodus 8:27 "We will go three days' journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as He will command us."

✦ Exodus 18:23 "If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace."

✦ Leviticus 18:4 "You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them: I am the LORD your God."

✦ Deuteronomy 5:32 "Therefore you shall be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left."

✦ Deuteronomy 6:1 "Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess."

✦ Deuteronomy 6:24-25 "And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day. Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the LORD our God, as He has commanded us.'"

✦ Deuteronomy 11:22 "For if you carefully keep all these commandments which I command you to do--to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, and to hold fast to Him."

✦ Deuteronomy 12:1 "These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to observe in the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you to possess, all the days that you live on the earth."

✦ Deuteronomy 13:18 "Because you have listened to the voice of the LORD your God, to keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the eyes of the LORD your God."

✦ Deuteronomy 27:10 "Therefore you shall obey the voice of the LORD your God, and observe His commandments and His statutes which I command you today."

✦ Joshua 22:5 "But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul."

✦ 2 Chronicles 20:12 "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."

✦ Ecclesiastes 12:13 "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all."

✦ Jeremiah 7:23 "But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.'"

✦ Jeremiah 42:6 "Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God to whom we send you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD our God."

✦ Ezekiel 11:20 "That they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God."

✦ Ezekiel 20:19 "I am the LORD your God: Walk in My statutes, keep My judgments, and do them."


IX- GOD DIRECTS AND GUIDES US

✦ Deuteronomy 30:6 "And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live."

✦ Psalm 143:10 "Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness."

✦ Exodus 13:17 "Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, "Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.""

✦ Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

✦ Psalm 25:5 "Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day."

✦ Psalm 48:14 "For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death."

✦ Jeremiah 42:3 "That the LORD your God may show us the way in which we should walk and the thing we should do."

✦ Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?"


X- GOD TEACHES US

✦ Deuteronomy 31:12 "Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all the words of this law."

✦ Nehemiah 2:12 "Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem; nor was there any animal with me, except the one on which I rode."

✦ Psalm 143:10 "Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness."

✦ Micah 6:8 "He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?"


XI- GOD SEES

✦ Psalm 14:2 "The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God."

✦ Psalm 53:2-3 "God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, NO, not one."

✦ 2 Chronicles 20:12 "O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."

✦ 1 Chronicles 28:9 "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever."

✦ Job 33:26 "He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness."

✦ Isaiah 37:17 "Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God."

✦ Daniel 9:18-19 "O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name."

✦ Nahum 3:10 "Yet she was carried away, She went into captivity; her young children also were dashed to pieces at the head of every street; they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains."


XII- GOD WALKS AMONG US

✦ Genesis 3:8 "And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden."

✦ Deuteronomy 23:14 "For the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you."

✦ Leviticus 26:12 "I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people."

✦ Daniel 3:25 ""Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.""


XIII- GOD DESIRES AND FULFILLS ALL HIS PROMISES

✦ Jeremiah 31:33 "But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."

✦ Genesis 9:16 "The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

✦ Genesis 17:7-8 "And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."

✦ Genesis 17:19 "Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him."

✦ Genesis 24:7 "The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there."

✦ Genesis 26:24 "And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham's sake.""

✦ Exodus 29:45 "I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God."

✦ Exodus 34:24 "For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year."

✦ Leviticus 20:24 "But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples."

✦ Leviticus 26:12 "I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people."

✦ Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?"

✦ Deuteronomy 6:3 "Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you--'a land flowing with milk and honey.'"

✦ Deuteronomy 7:9 "Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments."

✦ Deuteronomy 7:12 "Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers."

✦ Deuteronomy 30:3 "That the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you."

✦ 1 Chronicles 28:20 "And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD."

✦ Psalm 16:1 "Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust."

✦ Psalm 48:9 "We have thought, O God, on Your lovingkindness, In the midst of Your temple."

✦ Psalm 49:15 "But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, For He shall receive me."

✦ Psalm 81:10 "I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it."

✦ Job 34:12 "Surely God will never do wickedly, Nor will the Almighty pervert justice."

✦ Zechariah 10:6 "I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the LORD their God, and I will hear them."

✦ Isaiah 8:9 "Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces; Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces."

✦ Isaiah 41:17 "The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them."

✦ Jeremiah 24:7 "Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart."

✦ Ezekiel 39:29 "And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,' says the Lord GOD."

✦ Zechariah 13:9 "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.' "


XIV- GOD JUDGES

✦ Exodus 20:7 "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."

✦ Genesis 6:13 "And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth."

✦ Exodus 15:26 "And said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

✦ Deuteronomy 4:1 "Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you."

✦ Deuteronomy 4:5 "Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess."

✦ Deuteronomy 5:11 "'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain."

✦ Deuteronomy 32:39 "'Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand."

✦ 2 Kings 5:7 "And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.""

✦ 2 Chronicles 30:7 "And do not be like your fathers and your brethren, who trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, so that He gave them up to desolation, as you see."

✦ Jeremiah 23:2 "Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: "You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings," says the LORD."

✦ Ezekiel 5:8 "Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Indeed I, even I, am against you and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations."

✦ Ezekiel 13:9 "My hand will be against the prophets who envision futility and who divine lies; they shall not be in the assembly of My people, nor be written in the record of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord GOD."

✦ Ezekiel 11:21 "But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord GOD."

✦ Ezekiel 18:30 ""Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways," says the Lord GOD. "Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin.""

✦ Ezekiel 24:14 ""I, the LORD, have spoken it; It shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, Nor will I spare, Nor will I relent; According to your ways And according to your deeds They will judge you," Says the Lord GOD.' "

✦ Ezekiel 34:20 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: "Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.""

✦ Amos 4:2 "The Lord GOD has sworn by His holiness: "Behold, the days shall come upon you When He will take you away with fishhooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.""

✦ Amos 4:12 "Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!"

✦ Amos 9:8 ""Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth; Yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob," Says the LORD."

✦ Micah 1:2 "Hear, all you peoples! Listen, O earth, and all that is in it! Let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple."

✦ Micah 7:10 "Then she who is my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the LORD your God?" My eyes will see her; now she will be trampled down like mud in the streets."


(Marana Tha = Our Lord Had Come)