I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord

Psalm 27:12-14

King James Version (KJV)

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Priority

  1. Believe in His Goodness first
  2. Then you will see His Goodness

Grace Opens Eyes and Grace Opens Mouth

Opening of Mouth

Luke 1:63-64
World English Bible (WEB)

63 He asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.”

They all marveled. 64 His mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue freed, and he spoke, blessing God.

  • John means God is Grace

Opening of Eyes

Acts 9:17-18
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17 Ananias departed, and entered into the house. Laying his hands on him, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord, who appeared to you on the road by which you came, has sent me, that you may receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he received his sight. He arose and was baptized.

  • Anania means Grace of God
    • Anan = Grace
    • Yah = Yahweh

What is TRUE Fear of God ?

Luke 4:8

King James Version (KJV)

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Deuteronomy 6:13

King James Version (KJV)

13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

TRUE Fear of God

Fear in Old Covenant = Worship in New Covenant 

Definition by Jesus

Isaiah 54 a New Covenant Heritage

Galatians 4:21-31

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21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don’t you listen to the law? 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the servant, and one by the free woman. 23 However, the son by the servant was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise. 24 These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar. 25 For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to the Jerusalem that exists now, for she is in bondage with her children. 26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free (GRACE/Sarah), which is the mother of us all. 27 For it is written,

“Rejoice, you barren who don’t bear.
    Break out and shout, you that don’t travail.
    For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband.” [1]

28 Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. 29 But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now. 30 However what does the Scripture say? “Throw out the servant and her son, for the son of the servant will not inherit with the son of the free woman.”[2] 31 So then, brothers, we are not children of a servant, but of the free woman.

  • Grace is always beautiful
  • Even kings wanted her
  • God always protected Grace

Footnotes:

  1. Galatians 4:27 Isaiah 54:1
  2. Galatians 4:30 Genesis 21:10

They shall all know me

Philippians 3:5-11

World English Bible (WEB)

5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the assembly; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, found blameless.

7 However, I consider those things that were gain to me as a loss for Christ. 8 Yes most certainly, and I count all things to be a loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord, for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and count them nothing but refuse, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death; 11 if by any means I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

  1. righteousness which is from God by faith
  2. I may know him

New Covenant

  1. Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”
  2. Hebrews 8:11 …. they shall all know me ..