Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hope and Change

Verses of Promise and Hope

 

Isaiah 55:13-14 (NKJV)

 

Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; And it shall be to the LORD for a name, For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off."

 

Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)

 

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

 

Jeremiah 31:16-17 (NKJV)

 

Thus says the LORD: "Refrain your voice from weeping, And your eyes from tears; For your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD, And they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the LORD,

That your children shall come back to their own border.

 

1 Corinthians 2:16 (NKJV)

 

For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

 

James 5:16 (NKJV)

 

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

 

Nehemiah 4:14 (NKJV)

 

And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses."

 

Matthew 16:19 (NKJV)

 

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

 

2 Timothy 2:25-26 (NKJV)

 

in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

 

Isaiah 49:25 (NKJV)

But thus says the LORD: "Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children.

 

Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)

 

All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children.

 

Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)

 

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

1 Samuel 17:47 (NKJV)

 

Then all this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD's, and He will give you into our hands."

 

2 Timothy 1:12 (NKJV)

 

For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

 

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (NKJV)

 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

 

Psalm 138:8 (NKJV)

 

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

 

Joel 2:25 (NKJV)

 

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

 

John 10:10 (NKJV)

 

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

 

Hosea 2:6-7 (NKJV)

"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, And wall her in,

So that she cannot find her paths. 7She will chase her lovers, But not overtake them; Yes, she will seek them, but not find them. Then she will say, "I will go and return to my first husband, For then it was better for me than now.'

 

Revelation 5:8 (NKJV)

 

Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

 

Revelation 8:3-5 (NKJV)

 

Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, ascended before God from the angel's hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake.

 

Psalm 126:5-6 (NKJV)

 

Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,

Bringing his sheaves with him.

 

Lamentations 3:22-24 (NKJV)

 

Through the LORD's mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I hope in Him!"

 

Isaiah 45:3 (NKJV)

 

I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places,

That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

 

Isaiah 35:3-4 (NKJV)

 

Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you."

 

Isaiah 57:18-19 (NKJV)

 

I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners. "I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "And I will heal him."

John 14:13-14 (NKJV)

 

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

 

Romans 14:4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

 

Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

 

Psalm 107:20 (NKJV)

 

He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

 

 

Isaiah 46:10-11 (NKJV)

 

Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, "My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,'Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.

 

Isaiah 59:1 (NKJV)

 

Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.

 

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (NKJV)

 

Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them,and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, 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 34:16 (NKJV)

 

"I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment."

 

Psalm 32:7 (NKJV)

 

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

 

Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

 

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."

Philippians 1:4,6 (NKJV)

 

always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

 

II Samuel 14:14 (NIV)

 

Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die.  But God does not take away life; instead, He devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from Him.

 

Isaiah 43:1-7 (The Message)

 

“…Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.  I’ve called your name.  You’re mine.  When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you…Because I am GOD, your personal God, the Holy of Israel, Your Savior.  I paid a huge price for you…That’s how much you mean to me!  That’s how much I love you!  I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, trade the creation just for you.  So don’t be afraid: I’m with you.  I’ll pull them in from east and west.  I’ll send orders north and south: Send them back.  I want them back…Whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.”

 

Psalm 32:3-5 (NLT)

 

When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long.  Day and night Your hand of discipline way heavy on me.  My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.  Finally, I confessed all my sins to You and stopped trying to hide them.  I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”

 

Galatians 4:19 (LB)

 

Oh my children, how you are hurting me!  I am once again suffering for you the pains of a mother waiting for her child to be born—longing for the time when you will finally be filled with Christ.

 

II Corinthians 1:9-11 (LB)

 

We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves, but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for He can even raise the dead.  And He did help us, and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect Him to do it again and again.  But you must help us too, by praying for us.  For much thanks and praise will go to God from you who will see His wonderful answers to your prayers for our safety!

 

Philippians 1:19 (NIV)

 

For I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.

Lamentations 3:31-33 (NKJV)

 

For the Lord will not cast off forever.  Though He causes grief, Yet He will show compassion.  According to the multitude of His mercies.  For He does not afflict willingly, Nor grieve the children of men.

 

Matthew 9:28-29 (NKJV)

 

“…Do you believe that I am able to do this?…According to your faith let it be to you.”

 

Luke 22:31-32

 

“Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.  But I have prayed for you…that your faith may not fail.”

 

Ephesians 3:20-21 (NKJV)

 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.

 

Genesis 16:13 (NIV)

 

[Hagar] gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”

 

II Peter 3:9 (NIV)

 

The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

 

Romans 11:33 (NIV)

 

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out!

 

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