people of God by Mary Dorian 3-27-22

2022-03-27 09:30:00

THE PEOPLE OF GOD by Mary Dorian 3-27-22

Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered, At that time deception will run rampant. So beware that you are not fooled! 

5For many will appear on the scene claiming my authority or saying about themselves, I am the Anointed One, and they will lead many astray.

6You will hear of wars and revolutions on every side, with more rumors of wars to come. Don't panic or give in to your fears, for the breaking apart of the world's systems is destined to happen. But it won't yet be the end; it will still be unfolding.

7Nations will go to war against nations and kingdoms against kingdoms. And there will be terrible earthquakes, horrible epidemics, and famines in place after place. 8This is how the birth pains of the new age will begin!

9You can expect to be persecuted, even killed; for you will be hated by all the nations because of your love for me. 

10Then many will stop following me and fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another. 

11And many lying prophets will arise, deceiving multitudes and leading them away from the path of truth. 

12There will be such an increase of the sin of lawlessness that those whose hearts once burned with passion for God and others will grow cold. 

13But hold your hope firmly to the end and you will experience life and deliverance.

14Yet through it all, the good news of heaven's kingdom will be proclaimed all over the world, providing every nation with a demonstration of the reality of God. And after that the end of this age will arrive.  TPT

Joel 2:25 And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.

26 And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame.

27 And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of Israel and that I the Lord am your God and there is none else. My people shall never be put to shame.

28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

29 Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit.

30 And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.

32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the Lord calls.   AMP

Ezek 37:1THE HAND of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.

2 And He caused me to pass round about among them, and behold, there were very many [human bones] in the open valley or plain, and behold, they were very dry.

3 And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, You know! 

4 Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 

5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath and spirit to enter you, and you shall live;

6 And I will lay sinews upon you and bring up flesh upon you and cover you with skin, and I will put breath and spirit in you, and you [dry bones] shall live; and you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service].

7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a [thundering] noise and behold, a shaking and trembling and a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone.

8 And I looked and behold, there were sinews upon [the bones] and flesh came upon them and skin covered them over, but there was no breath or spirit in them.

9 Then said He to me, Prophesy to the breath and spirit, son of man, and say to the breath and spirit, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath and spirit, and breathe upon these slain that they may live.

10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath and spirit came into [the bones], and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceedingly great host.  AMP

Acts 2:19 I will reveal startling signs and wonders in the sky above and mighty miracles on the earth below. Blood and fire and pillars of clouds will appear.

20For the sun will be turned dark and the moon blood-red before that great and awesome appearance of the day of the Lord.

21But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. TPT

Acts 2:22 Peter continued, People of Israel, listen to the facts. Jesus, the Victorious, was a man on a divine mission whose authority was clearly proven. For you know how God performed many powerful miracles, signs, and wonders through him. 

23This Man's destiny was prearranged, for God knew that Jesus would be handed over to you to be crucified and that you would execute him on a cross by the hands of lawless men. Yet it was all part of his predetermined plan. 

24God destroyed the cords of death and raised him up, because it was impossible for death's power to hold him prisoner. 

25This is the very thing David prophesied about him: I continually see the Lord in front of me. He's at my right hand, and I am never shaken.

26No wonder my heart is glad and my glory celebrates! My mouth is filled with his praises, and I have hope that my body will live

27because you will not leave my soul among the dead, nor will you allow your sacred one to experience decay.

28For you have revealed to me the pathways to life, and seeing your face fills me with euphoria!

29My fellow Jews, I can tell you there is no doubt that our noted patriarch has both died and been buried in his tomb, which remains to this day. So you can see that he was not referring to himself with those words. 

30But as a prophet, he knew God's faithful promise, made with God's unbreakable oath, that one of his descendants would take his throne. 

31So when peering into the future, David prophesied of the Messiah's resurrection. And God revealed to him that the Messiah would not be abandoned to the realm of death, nor would his body experience decay.

32Can't you see it? God has resurrected Jesus, and we all have seen him!

33Then God exalted him to his right hand upon the throne of highest honor. And the Father gave him the authority to send the promised Holy Spirit, which is being poured out upon us today. This is what you're seeing and hearing!

34David wasn't the one who ascended into heaven, but the one who prophesied:

Yahweh said to my Lord, I honor you by enthroning you beside me,

35until I make your enemies a footstool beneath your feet.

36Now everyone in Israel can know for certain that Jesus, whom you crucified, is the one God has made both Lord and the Messiah.

37When they heard this they were crushed and realized what they had done to Jesus. Deeply moved, they said to Peter and the other apostles, What do we need to do, brothers?  TPT

John 3:8 You know well enough how the wind blows this way and that. You hear it rustling through the trees, but you have no idea where it comes from or where it's headed next. That's the way it is with everyone 'born from above' by the wind of God, the Spirit of God."  MSG

JN 3:16  The entire cosmos is the object of Gods affection! And he is not about to abandon his creation - the gift of his Son is for mankind to realize their origin in him who mirrors their authentic birth - begotten not of flesh but of the Father!   In this persuasion the life of the ages echoes within the individual and announces that the days of regret and sense of lost-ness are over! MIRROR

JN 3:19 And this is the crisis: the light is here right now, yet people are so addicted to their own darkness that they prefer a life of labors, annoyances and hardships!

20 When someone is engaged in something worthless, they often fear exposure and feel threatened by the light!  MIRROR

Rom 4:1 So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this new way of looking at things?

2 If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we're given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story.

3 What we read in Scripture is, "Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point. He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own."

4 If you're a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don't call your wages a gift. 5 But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it's something only God can do, and you trust him to do it you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.

6 David confirms this way of looking at it, saying that the one who trusts God to do the putting-everything-right without insisting on having a say in it is one fortunate man:

7 Fortunate those whose crimes are carted off, whose sins are wiped clean from the slate.

8 Fortunate the person against whom the Lord does not keep score.

9 Do you think for a minute that this blessing is only pronounced over those of us who keep our religious ways and are circumcised? Or do you think it possible that the blessing could be given to those who never even heard of our ways, who were never brought up in the disciplines of God? We all agree, don't we, that it was by embracing what God did for him that Abraham was declared fit before God?

10 Now think: Was that declaration made before or after he was marked by the covenant rite of circumcision? That's right, before he was marked.

11 That means that he underwent circumcision as evidence and confirmation of what God had done long before to bring him into this acceptable standing with himself, an act of God he had embraced with his whole life. MSG

1 Cor 3:3  As long as you grab for what makes you feel good or makes you look important, are you really much different than a babe at the breast, content only when everything's going your way?

4 When one of you says, "I'm on Paul's side," and another says, "I'm for Apollos," aren't you being totally infantile?

5 Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignment.

6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow.

7 It's not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow.

8 Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages.

9 What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God's field in which we are working. MSG

Rom 14:23 But the man who has doubts (misgivings, an uneasy conscience) about eating, and then eats [perhaps because of you], stands condemned [before God], because he is not true to his convictions and he does not act from faith. For whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin [whatever is done without a conviction of its approval by God is sinful].  AMP

Matt 12:17 This was in fulfillment of what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah,

18 Behold, My Servant Whom I have chosen, My Beloved in and with Whom My soul is well pleased and has found its delight. I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall proclaim and show forth justice to the nations.

19 He will not strive or wrangle or cry out loudly; nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets;

20 A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering (dimly burning) wick He will not quench, till He brings justice and a just cause to victory.  AMP

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Matthew 12:17 in order to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah:

18Take a careful look at my servant, my chosen one. I love him dearly and I find all my delight in him. I will breathe my Spirit upon him and he will decree justice to the nations.

19He will not quarrel or raise his voice in public.

20He won't brush aside the bruised and broken. He will be gentle with the weak and feeble, until his victory releases justice.  TPT

2 Tim 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination].

7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.  AMP