Belief proceeds to faith and our
deeds proceed from our faith…
so let our actions tell the world
the same message of our mouth,
‘the walk’ and ‘the talk’ to match…
no hypocrisy will we then sow;
therein is found the profound
difference of this love we show,
to live the same truth we believe…
and strengthened by His grace,
the Lord Jesus is our God so
we should live to seek His face.
There are many religions throughout the world but none show us love as Christianity does. Quite truthfully, Christianity is more than a religion… it is ‘the way’ to a personal relationship with God Himself. This is so mankind (all humanity) can understand their identity in God is made complete- when we know the identity of God Himself. How can any man claim other than this is true? Below are found selected scripture containing: God’s view of covenant (promise), man’s view of himself (with and without God), the relationship coming from His promise(s), God’s will for mankind (the God/servant relationship) and words from Jesus Himself (in both Old Testament and New/the ‘New’ Covenant)- as His word is truth incarnate.
Leviticus 26:44 KJV
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.
Leviticus 26:45 KJV
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.
1 Kings 18:36 KJV
36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.
Psalm 38:8 KJV
8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Psalm 39:4 KJV
4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how how frail I am.
Isaiah 41:4 KJV
4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isaiah 41:10 KJV
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 42:8 KJV
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Isaiah 43:3 KJV
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
Isaiah 43:11 KJV
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.
Isaiah 43:13 KJV
13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
Ezekiel 7:4 KJV
4 And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity : but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Jeremiah 50:31 KJV
31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
Lamentations 3:1 KJV
1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
Ezekiel 37:13 KJV
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
Amos 9:7 KJV
7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
Amos 9:15 KJV
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
Jonah 1:9 KJV
9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
Micah 3:8 KJV
8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
Mark 12:26 KJV
26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
Mark 8:29 KJV
29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
Luke 3:22 KJV
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Luke 12:51 KJV
51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
John 6:51 KJV
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
John 8:23 KJV
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
John 8:24 KJV
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
John 8:58 KJV
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 9:5 KJV
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
John 10:7 KJV
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 14:3 KJV
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
John 13:13 KJV
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
John 14:11 KJV
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
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