Thursday, October 20, 2016

A hymn for Thursday

I will be offering Fanny Crosby hymns for the next few weeks, along with some interesting tidbits about her. I hope you enjoy singing her songs!

Frances Jane Crosby (March 24, 1820 – February 12, 1915), more commonly known as Fanny Crosby, was an American mission worker, poet, lyricist, and composer. She was one of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs. By the end of the 19th century, she was a household name. Because some publishers were hesitant to have so many hymns by one person in their hymnals, she used nearly 200 different pseudonyms during her career. My favorite one is Ella Dare. See many of them here

To God Be The Glory

To God be the glory, great things he has done;
so loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory; great things he has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our gladness, when Jesus we see.

Music: William Howard Doane

This song was first published in 1875, but appears to have been written around 1872. It was already popular in Great Britain before publication because Ira Sankey had introduced it there during D.L. Moody's 1873-1874 evangelistic campaigns. Despite this, the song was not sung often in the United States and was included in very few hymnals. In 1954 Cliff Barrows, song leader for Billy Graham, included it in the song book for the London Crusade. It was so popular that he included it again later that year in the Crusade in Nashville, TN. The audience responded enthusiastically and from that time on, he used it regularly. With this exposure, the song rapidly became familiar to Christians worldwide and is included in most modern hymnals.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly

I am currently reading through ‘The Holy Spirit’ or ‘Power from on High’ (Volume II)  by A.B. Simpson. The portion below is from the chapter, The Holy Spirit in Timothy. This was written in 1895, yet I was struck with the prophetic nature of his exposition.
The Holy Spirit's message for our own times. All this Word is the Spirit's message, but He has given some messages in these epistles explicitly for our own times. And so we read, 1 Timothy, 4:1, Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons.

This is more elaborated in the second epistle, third chapter, the first to the fifth verses. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, . . . having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.

When we want to print a passage with peculiar emphasis we underline it, and our printer sets it up in italics. When we want to emphasize it a little more, we put two or three lines under it and then he sets it up, not in italics, but in capital letters, and sometimes in large capitals.

Now this is the way the Holy Ghost has written these verses. It is His emphatic, italicized, all caps message to the men of today, to the closing days of the nineteenth century and the first moments of the twentieth century. He speaketh expressly." It is His message to us, and it is His emphatic message that we do well to hear.

It is not a sentimental and rose-colored message, glowing with poetry and complacency; it is a solemn warning of danger and holy fear. It speaks in no ambiguous tones. Its voice is, "Take heed," "Look out," "Beware." It tells us not of days of universal liberty and Christian influence; it speaks not in the eloquent language of our modern apostles of progress, recounting the spread of the Gospel, the increase of the professors of Christianity and the advent of the speedy Millennium of our age; but it tells us that, as the days hasten to their close, they shall get darker and more dangerous still; not glorious times, but "perilous times"; times of seducing spirits; times of strong delusion that would believe a lie; times when the light within us shall be darkness; times when the most dangerous elements will be in the very Church of God, and on the part of those who have "a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof"; times when the men that seem to be the most upright shall be the very leaders of Satanic delusion and monstrous iniquity.

These times are upon us already. The vista is opening; the century is closing with lurid clouds on every side. Was there ever a spectacle so humbling and so heart-breaking as the heavens are looking upon today? Thousands and tens of thousands of helpless Christians butchered like cattle in the shambles, and outraged by brutal lust, at the bidding of a sovereign ruler of Europe, and with the tacit consent of six great powers who control ten millions of soldiers!* All this going on for weeks and months and years, under the light of heaven and the eyes of diplomacy, and men threatening to go to war about every trifle, and not a sword raised, nor a protest uttered, against these outrages and butcheries! Surely, human government is an utter failure. Surely, the best of our kingdoms and kings are as the potter's clay. Surely, weakness and wickedness have joined hands. Surely, God is showing the utter incapacity of man to rule this earth, and the utter need of the coming of the Prince of Peace and the mighty King, who shall judge the people with righteousness and the poor with judgment. He shall judge the poor of the people, and save the children of the needy, and break in pieces the oppressor. He shall deliver the needy when he crieth, the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor and needy, and save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their souls from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in His sight.

Oh, for that blessed King to come! The whole creation groans, the persecuted Armenian cries, and the saints under the altar plead, "How long, oh Lord, how long?" The Spirit speaketh expressly that these things are to be so, and the very fact that they are becoming so is light even in the darkness, and the first streak of dawn in the black sea of night.

Thank God the morning is at hand. Let us listen to the Spirit's voice, let us watch and pray and be ever ready.

*The Hamidian massacres, also referred to as the Armenian Massacres of 1894–1896 and Great Massacres, were massacres of Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in the mid-1890s, with estimates of the dead ranging from 80,000 to 300,000, resulting in 50,000 orphaned children. The massacres are named after Sultan Abdul Hamid II, who, in his efforts to reinforce the territorial integrity of the embattled Ottoman Empire, reasserted Pan-Islamism as a state ideology. Although the massacres were aimed mainly at the Armenians, they turned into indiscriminate anti-Christian pogroms in some cases, such as in Diyarbekir Vilayet, where some 25,000 Assyrians were killed.

Monday, October 17, 2016

No rules. Yeah, right

Outback has been offering this slogan for years. It sounds so good and echoes the heart of the culture today. “No rules, man, no rules.”

We recently went to a “brew and burger” restaurant and I noticed their coaster:

Doesn’t that sound so rebellious? And rebellious is so popular these days, so fashionable - the really cool people don’t follow no stinkin’ rules.

And yet it’s all such a lie, a mere façade. In fact, one of the strongest rules is to appear to have no rules.

Consider Outback. They have plenty of rules for their cooks and servers, including some kind of dress code. And what about the “brews and burgers” joint? When it comes to brewing beer, you can’t just use any amount of any ingredients and hope to get a good product. There are rules.

No rules, just right? if your going too get it rite, you haf to foller sum rools. And some are much more important than grammar and spelling! Why, I remember one year, many years ago, I had this majestic flower garden along my front sidewalk. My prize was the Mexican sunflowers, which must have been 5 to 6 ft tall. I decided to save some money on water, so when I took a shower I didn’t let the water drain out, I kept it in the tub. When I finished my shower, I carried that water out in buckets and watered my garden. Everything died rather quickly. You see, I didn’t know the rule – gray water is not good for plants.

I like peanut butter cookies. The recipe calls for one cup of peanut butter. My philosophy is damn the rules, so instead of one cup of peanut butter I use one cup of unshelled peanuts. Or shelled peanuts. It won’t matter, whatever it is, I won't get peanut butter cookies.

You are in a boat in the middle of a lake.  You don't know how to swim but your philosophy is damn the rules, so you jump off the boat into the water. Hey, here's a rule, “If you can't swim you're gonna drown.”

Damn the rules, right? Who needs to stop at this red light? let’s just plow through.

I like baking cakes, too. There are instructions on the box, y’know, rules, for baking this cake. Yeah, well, I don’t follow no stinkin’ rules, so instead of baking it for 28 minutes at 350º, I bake it at 450º for 10 minutes. Will it come out “just right”? (Hint: No.)

My mother taught me these simple steps for washing dishes: (1) organize everything, (2) glasses, (3) silverware, (4) plates & bowls, (5) pots & pans. In my opinion, this is the right way to wash dishes, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. (OK, so not everything is a matter of life and death!)

I could go on an on, but this attitude of rules be damned really refers to morality. What they are saying is, “I can do whatever I want, with whoever I want, whenever I want, and you can’t make no rules to stop me.” In fact, our society is so committed to this idea that they make rules enforcing it. Isn’t that a-not-funny-joke?

“Rules be damned, I can do what I want. And we hereby make a rule declaring it is illegal for you to say what I do is wrong.”
“I thought you said there were no rules.”
“New rule: Shut up!”

God has rules. They're not called rules, they're called commandments, but this is exactly what we hate and are angry about. God is the Creator and He knows best what is good for us, yet people look at God’s rules as shackles, and they want to throw off these 'restrictions.'

Wherefore did the heathen rage, and the nations imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers gathered themselves together, against the Lord, and against his Christ; saying, Let us break through their bonds, and cast away their yoke from us. (Psalm 2:1-3)

So, Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:6-7)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Jane Edwards

I saw this photo posted on Facebook by The Edisto News following Hurricane Matthew. I sent it to my granddaughter and suggested she write a story to go with it. She never responded, so I thought I would. Rather audacious, don't you think? I mean, she's an actual, for real, author, who has actually written a book or two, and I'm...well, I'm just a granddaddy with a weird sense of humor and an imagination!

Jane. Jane Edwards. Everyone she met thought it was funny she had the same name as the elementary school.* But she was not that Jane Edwards.

Our Jane Edwards was from upstate South Carolina. She had been going to Edisto every fall for 10 years before she finally moved down there. She used the money she inherited when her parents died to buy a house on the corner of Lee and Baynard, about 3 blocks from the ocean.

Jane loved living in Edisto Beach. She walked all around town, loved the beach, and explored the whole island. She never met a stranger, was a beloved "Edistonian", and was famous for her pink flip flops, She wore them unless it snowed, and since it never snows on Edisto, she wore them all the time.

She was also quite eccentric. You would see her out and about every day for a month or two, then nobody would see her for a week. And she never explained! "Where ya been, Jane? We missed you!" "Oh y'know how it is, every 30 days there's a new moon." Everyone laughed, but no one ever knew what she meant.

One day they heard rumblings about Matthew. No one thought much about it at first, but then it grew, and grew, and kept coming. Everyone was glued to the Weather Channel, wondering if Jim Cantore would be visiting their beloved island. It was a sobering day when Governor Haley issued the evacuation order. Everybody packed up and headed inland. Well, not everyone. A few hardy souls remained, determined to ride out the storm.

The Governor made the right call. Matthew hit Edisto. Hard.

Now everyone was trying to get information: What happened? How bad is it?? When can we go home???

Then they saw the photo. And they knew. That was Jane's shoe. Phone calls, emails, texts, "Has anyone seen Jane?" "When was the last time you talked to Jane?" No one knew anything and they couldn't call Jane - she didn't have a phone. So they called each other and the Edisto News, the newspaper which posted the photo. "Where's our Jane?"

Such sadness filled the hearts of Edistonians. Their island, their beach, their houses had been severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew, and their friend was missing. Where was Jane Edwards?

About a week after the storm, the Mayor of Edisto Beach, Jane Darby, got a phone call. "Hey, Mayor! It's me!" Jane Edwards always called Jane the Mayor 'Mayor' because, well, they were both named Jane. "Can I come back yet?"

"Jane? Is that you? Where are you? What happened?"

And Jane explained that she had gone up to southern Ohio to visit her sister, and when she heard about the hurricane and evacuation, she just stayed up there. "My sister showed me the photo of my flip flop in the middle of the road. Isn't that too funny? I left my flip flops home because you never know when it's gonna snow up here. Isn't that hilarious?"

Mayor Jane was quiet for a moment as tears of joy and relief rolled down her cheeks, then she explained everything to our Jane. "I'm so glad you're OK. Yes, you can come home. And Jane, I don't care what you say, you're gettin' a cell phone when you get back!"

Jane Edwards returned to Edisto Beach. She repaired the minor damage to her house and eventually found another pair of pink flip flops. Oh yeah, she got a cell phone.

The moral of our little story is this: Whenever you leave home for more than one night, secure your flip flops, 'cause you never know what might happen while you're gone!

* Jane Edwards Elementary School, Edisto Island

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A hymn for Thursday

I realized I may have been featuring rather obscure hymns so here are some I think are well known, and you can start singing them right away! These five songs are from one of my favorite hymn writers, Elisha Hoffman
Elisha Albright Hoffman (1839-1929) was a Presbyterian minister, composer of over 2,000 hymns and editor of over 50 song books.
According to Hoffman, a hymn is "a lyric poem, reverently and devotionally conceived, which is designed to be sung and which expresses the worshipper's attitude toward God or God's purposes in human life. It should be simple and metrical in form, genuinely emotional, poetic and literary in style, spiritual in quality, and in its ideas so direct and so immediately apparent as to unify a congregation while singing it."

Glory to His Name
Down at the cross where my Savior died,
Down where for cleansing from sin I cried,
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

Glory to His Name, glory to His Name:
There to my heart was the blood applied;
Glory to His Name!

Are You Washed In The Blood
Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Is Your All On The Altar
You have longed for sweet peace,
And for faith to increase,
And have earnestly, fervently prayed;
But you cannot have rest,
Or be perfectly blest,
Until all on the altar is laid.

Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?
Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blest,
And have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul.

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

What A Wonderful Savior
Christ has for sin atonement made
What a wonderful Savior!
We are redeemed, the price is paid
What a wonderful Savior!

What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus!
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Lord!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Lord is

My last post was verses that contain the phrase, “God is…” This post is verses that contain the phrase “the Lord is ...” I offer no commentary, just the Word of the Lord, with this one explanation: LORD and GOD, in all caps, is the name of God, Yahweh.

Exodus 9: 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.

Numbers 14: 18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

Joshua 22: 34 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: for it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

2 Samuel 22: 31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

1 Kings 8:60 That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

2 Chronicles 12:6 Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psalm 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 92:15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Psalm 96:4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 99:2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Psalm 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.

Psalm 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Psalm 129:4 The LORD is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 135:3 Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
 5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.

Psalm 145:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
 17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
 18 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Isaiah 33:5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Jeremiah 33: 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

Lamentations 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

Lamentations 3: 25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Joel 2:11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Luke 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

1 Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

2 Peter 3:9 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.
 15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

Monday, October 10, 2016

God is

I thought I would post verses that contain the phrase, God is... and let the Scriptures define God. I offer no commentary, just the Word of the Lord, with this one explanation: LORD and GOD, in all caps, is the name of God, Yahweh. (Tomorrow, the Lord is...)

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Deuteronomy 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 4:31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Deuteronomy 6:15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.

Joshua 3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

2 Chronicles 30:9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

Job 31:2 For what portion of God is there from above? and what inheritance of the Almighty from on high?

Job 33:12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Psalm 7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

Psalm 47:7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.

Psalm 68: 20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Psalm 71:19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

Psalm 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Psalm 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Psalm 89:7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Psalm 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

Psalm 118:27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.

Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

Daniel 9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

John 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.