Where are you? 

We are all somewhere on this map, at all times.

 

WHAT IS FAITH?

HEBREWS 11:1

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

We can see from this scripture that faith is waiting for something - hoped for, s

omething we do not have yet.

 

We hope for things that God has promised to us - in his word, the Bible.

HEBREWS 11:6

"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe

that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."

We can read that God desires and expects us, his people - to believe his promises in the

Bible and to expect them - from him.

This action pleases God.

You can see the word  time in the middle of The Faith Map.

This is where the problems can begin, if we do not hold onto joy in the waiting time, for

the promise to manifest itself, in the natural realm.

 

We can see the Faith journey begins with hope.

HEBREWS 6:16-19

"For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end

of all strife.

17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability

of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might

have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before

us:

19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which

entereth into that within the veil."

 

We read where Hope is the anchor of the soul.

The soul is the mind, the will and the emotions of - the human being.

During the faith journey you will encounter different events, circumstances, years and situations

that will try to cause you to doubt God's Word.

 

You must hold on to God's word throughout all the situations you encounter, throughout all the time

elapsed - throughout all the disappointments in which you have experienced in order - to receive the

promise, from God.

 

The Bible clearly tells us.

HEBREWS 6:12

"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

There is a key word here and that word is - patience.

 

JAMES 1:2-4

"My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."

This scripture tells us that our faith will be - tried.

Trying in the Greek is the word = Dokimion.

Meaning = The proving of.

Our faith will be proved by what we do, in the waiting time.

This "do" is an action word.

Will you continue with God, trusting and obeying?

Or will you walk away, from the faith?

 

We know that God is not a man that should lie, for the Bible tells us.

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?"

HEBREWS 6:18

"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong

consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us."

 

We can read in scripture that God was true to his word, in all accounts as found in the Bible.

HEBREWS 6:13-15

"For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater,

he sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."

 

So once again we read that we need to have faith in God (believe his word),

endurance and have patience,

then we will receive from God - the promise.

Patience is the Greek word = Hypomonē.

Meaning = Perseverance, Steadfastness, Constancy.

The characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and

his loyalty to faith and piety, by even the greatest trials and sufferings.

 

Endurance is the Greek word = Makrothymeō.

Meaning;

1. To be of a long spirit, not to lose heart.

2. To persevere patiently and bravely, in enduring misfortunes and troubles.

3. To be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others.

 

Job was a man that endured great affliction and pain, and was blessed afterwards - by God.

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."

 

This is God's promise to all.

1 PETER 5:10

"But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,

after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

 

We are to be people walking with God, through it all.

We are to be people loyal and faithful to God, through all the valleys and mountains of - life.

We are to be people that know, God loves us and is maturing us - into his image.

 

God brings us into freedom, by our trials and waiting.

We become patient during the process.

When God fulfills his word in our lives in a certain area of promise - freedom, security and

growth will be the result.

 

Is this process fun?

No.

You must look at The Faith Map and realize you will go around this circle, many times;

while waiting for God to fulfill his word.

We go through so many emotions.

We go through real circumstances, true and accurate sorrow, blame, anger, jealousy,

rage, hostility, self pity and accusations - at God and maybe others.

Then we may try to take matters into our own hands - to resolve the issue.

We may then find ourselves trying to run through God's invisible wall, which he has

placed around our lives - as he has truly hemmed us into -  "His" perfect plan.

This circle is real.

This circle is accurate.

This circle can make you feel crazy.

So, get back to where you should be - God's word.

Then - you will come home to Love, Hope, Faith, Sanity and Confidence in God.

Which brings - peace.

We must stay in the faith.

To experience - The joy in the waiting time.

We Know God is perfect.

DEUTERONOMY 32:4

"He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth

and without iniquity, just and right is he."

 

We know that God's word. will be tried.

2 SAMUEL 22:31 -  PSALM 18:30

"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."

 

We realize that God will try our hearts.

PROVERBS 17:3

"The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts."

DANIEL 12:10

"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly:

and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."

 

Abraham's example of testing.

HEBREWS 11:17-19

By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the

promises offered up his only begotten son,

18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also

he received him in a figure."

 

God is maturing all believers into - His Image.

GENESIS 1:26-27

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have

dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and

over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and

female created he them."

EPHESIANS 4:11-15

"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some,

pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the

body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,

unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with

every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they

lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the

head, even Christ."

 

With the maturation process from children, to young men - to fathers, come many

situations that will try and stretch (GROW) our faith.

God is growing us, by allowing things to come to an end - so he can step in to give us;

The Promise.

This is scary and painful.

This feels uneasy and unnatural.

Please press into Him, press into His Word - which cannot fail, and allow him to grow you.

God will comfort and reassure you on this - growing experience.

This growth will result in freedom, in knowing Him - The One True God.

This will result in you admiring and loving God more, because of his integrity.

 

Remember all God's promises are for us, who are in Christ Jesus.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:20

"For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."

 

God brings his promises to pass in our lives - in several ways.

1. Instant Miracles.

MARK 5:25-34

"And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and

was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that

she was healed of that plague.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned

him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest

thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell

down before him, and told him all the truth.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and

be whole of thy plague."

 

2. Process Miracles.

JOSHUA 6:1-27

"Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out,

and none came in.

2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the

king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once.

Thus shalt thou do six days.

4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of

rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the

priests shall blow with the trumpets.

5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn,

and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with

a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend

up every man straight before him.

6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark

of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the

ark of the Lord.

7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed

pass on before the ark of the Lord.

8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests

bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the Lord, and blew with the

trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them.

9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the

rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any

noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day

I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

11 So the ark of the Lord compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into

the camp, and lodged in the camp.

12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord.

13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord 

went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them;

but the rereward came after the ark of the Lord, the priests going on, and blowing with

the trumpets.

14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so

they did six days.

15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of

the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day

they compassed the city seven times.

16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets,

Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city.

17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the Lord: only

Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid

the messengers that we sent.

18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves

accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse,

and trouble it.

19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the 

Lord: they shall come into the treasury of the Lord.

20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass,

when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with

a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city,

every man straight before him, and they took the city.

21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and

old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the

harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware

unto her.

23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father,

and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her

kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.

24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the

gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the 

Lord.

25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she

had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers,

which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that

riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn,

and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

27 So the Lord was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country."

 

3. Miracles that take - Years.

A. Abraham

HEBREWS 6:13-15

"For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater,

he sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."

 

B. Joseph

PSALM 105:17-19

"He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him."

GENESIS 41:1-57

"And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by

the river.

2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fat fleshed; and they

fed in a meadow.

3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and lean fleshed;

and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river.

4 And the ill favoured and lean fleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So

Pharaoh awoke.

5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one

stalk, rank and good.

6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.

7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold,

it was a dream.

8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the

magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was

none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day:

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his servants, and put me in ward in the captain of the guard's house, both

me and the chief baker:

11 And we dreamed a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed each man according to

the interpretation of his dream.

12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we

told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret.

13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he

hanged.

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon:

and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

15 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and

I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river:

18 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fat fleshed and well favoured; and they fed

in a meadow:

19 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and lean fleshed,

such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:

20 And the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine:

21 And when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they

had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning. So I awoke.

22 And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:

23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the east wind, sprung up after them:

24 And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there

was none that could declare it to me.

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he

is about to do.

26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the

dream is one.

27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven

empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.

28 This is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: What God is about to do he sheweth unto

Pharaoh.

29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:

30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in

the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;

31 And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall

be very grievous.

32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established

by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the

land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years.

35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand

of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.

36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in

the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.

37 And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants.

38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit

of God is?

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so

discreet and wise as thou art:

40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only

in the throne will I be greater than thou.

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt.

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him

in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow

the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand

or foot in all the land of Egypt.

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the

daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

46 And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went

out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.

47 And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.

48 And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid

up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in

the same.

49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it

was without number.

50 And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the

daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me forget

all my toil, and all my father's house.

52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be fruitful in the

land of my affliction.

53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.

54 And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth

was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

55 And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh

said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.

56 And the famine was over all the face of the earth: and Joseph opened all the storehouses, and

sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt.

57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore

in all lands."

 

Therefore, we must trust our God and wait patiently for him to act on our behalf - throughout all of life.

Please find yourself on - The Faith Map.

Please return to Love, Hope and Faith - letting go of the rest.

Anxiety, Worry, Stress is not of God. Peace is.

God wants you to believe in Him and that fruit will be - Confidence in the person of God,

with great joy and peace.

 

Please read  God's word and believe God's Word.

Then, move forward with God in Peace and Joy, allowing him to direct your path.

Lean not on your own understanding - Let go and surrender to the leading of - The Lord.

PROVERBS 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

 

Lastly, remember God's Love for you is - pure and perfect.

1 JOHN 4:16-19

"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.

17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as

he is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that

feareth is not made perfect in love.

19 We love him, because he first loved us."

 

These are great scriptures to read and meditate on, during your Faith Growth Journey's.

These scriptures are certain and will bring peace to you, as you believe them.

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?"

HEBREWS 6:13-19

"For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware

by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of

all strife.

17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability

of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:

18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a

strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth

into that within the veil."

HEBREWS 6:12

"That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the

promises."

LUKE 1:37

"For with God nothing shall be impossible."

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."

JEREMIAH 29:11

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and

not of evil, to give you an expected end."

ISAIAH 1:19

"If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."

LEVITICUS 26:1-46

"Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither

shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.

2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;

4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of

the field shall yield their fruit.

5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing

time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and

I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight:

and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my

covenant with you.

10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

13 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should

not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will

not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the

burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart:

and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that

hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times

more for your sins.

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your

earth as brass:

20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither

shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times

more plagues upon you according to your sins.

22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy

your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;

24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when

ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you;

and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one

oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be

satisfied.

27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven

times for your sins.

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases

upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I

will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall

be astonished at it.

33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and

your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your

enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when

ye dwelt upon it.

36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the

lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they

shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth:

and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and

also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass

which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land

of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they

then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and

also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate

without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even

because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away,

neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them:

for I am the Lord their God.

45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth

out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.

46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between him and the

children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses."

DEUTERONOMY 28:1-68

"And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God,

to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy

God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto

the voice of the Lord thy God.

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle,

the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face:

they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest

thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou

shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they

shall be afraid of thee. 

11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of

thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to

give thee.

12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in

his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and

thou shalt not borrow.

13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and

thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God,

which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the

right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to

observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day;

that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine,

and the flocks of thy sheep.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

20 The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine

hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly;

because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off

the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation,

and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew;

and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall

be iron.

24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down

upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way

against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms

of the earth.

26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth,

and no man shall fray them away.

27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab,

and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper

in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and

thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be

violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be

given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and

fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.

33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou

shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:

34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed,

from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.

36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which

neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.

37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither

the Lord shall lead thee.

38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall

consume it.

39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the

grapes; for the worms shall eat them.

40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the

oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.

41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into

captivity.

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down

very low.

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be

the tail.

45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till

thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God,

to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:

46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed forever.

47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the

abundance of all things;

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and

in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy

neck, until he have destroyed thee.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle

flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to

the young:

51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which

also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine,

or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein

thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates

throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.

53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which

the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness,

wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his

brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children

which he shall leave:

55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because

he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies

shall distress thee in all thy gates.

56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her

foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the

husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children

which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the

siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou

mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God;

59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues,

and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they

shall cleave unto thee.

61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the 

Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because

thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.

63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you;

so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be

plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;

and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and

stone.

65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the 

Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none

assurance of thy life:

67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it

were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which

thou shalt see.

68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee,

Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and

bondwomen, and no man shall buy you."

ROMANS 8:28

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the

called according to his purpose."

 

Please enjoy the Bible Study - FAITH & REPENTANCE

 

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Ann Elizabeth

RealOrang Founder & President

Reference: The Holy Bible (King James Version)

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