Alpha and Omega (2)

 

 

Alpha and Omega (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

 

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

 

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

 

21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

 

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

 

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

 

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

 

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

 

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

 

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

 

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

 

29 For our God is a consuming fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline

 

 

Discipline

 

 

 

 

 

15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

 

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

 

17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

 

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

 

19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

 

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Hasty

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

 

22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Anger

23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Pride

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

Greedy, Corrupt

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

The fear of man

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

 

7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

 

8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

 

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

 

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 

Light

 

 

Light

 

 

 

 

 

13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

 

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

 

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

 

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

 

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

 

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

 

8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

 

 

 

 

 

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

 

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

 

21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

 

Alpha and Omega

 

 

Alpha and Omega

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

 

 

 

 

 

But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

 

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

 

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

 

Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

 

10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

 

11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

 

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

 

13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

 

 

 

 

 

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

 

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

 

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

 

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

 

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.

 

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

 

10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

 

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

 

13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

 

14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam‘s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

 

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

 

16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

 

17 For if by one man‘s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

 

18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

 

19 For as by one man‘s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

 

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

 

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacemakers

 

 

Peacemakers

 

 

 

8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

 

 

 

2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

 

 

 

 

 

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

 

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The salt

for our obedience

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

The light

for His grace and gifts

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

 

 

 

 

 

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Our obedience

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

His grace and gifts

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

 

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

Desire

 

 

Desire

 

 

 

 

 

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

 

 

 

 

 

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

 

20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:

 

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

 

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

 

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

 

24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

 

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

 

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

 

27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

 

28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.

 

29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

 

30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.

 

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

 

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

 

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

 

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

 

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

 

Watch

 

 

Watch

 

 

 

 

 

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

 

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

 

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

 

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

 

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

 

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

 

 

 

 

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

 

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

 

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

 

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

 

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

Temptation and

Evil

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

 

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

 

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

 

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

 

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

 

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.