Sunday, October 30, 2022

VOICE of GOD

 

Psalm 104:1

King James Version

104 Bless the Lord, 

O my soul. 

O Lord my God, 

thou art very great; 

thou art clothed with honour and majesty.


The LORD's voice comes in many forms.

In many ways you we had not imagined.

Here's what Scripture says:

Exodus 19:16-19

King James Version

16 And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, 

that there were thunders and lightnings, 

and a thick cloud upon the mount, 

and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; 

so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

17 And Moses brought forth the people 

out of the camp to meet with God; 

and they stood at the nether part of the mount.

18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, 

because the Lord descended upon it in fire: 

and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, 

and the whole mount quaked greatly.

19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, 

and waxed louder and louder, 

Moses spake, 

and God answered him by a voice.


Job 40:9

King James Version

9 Hast thou an arm like God? 

or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?


Psalm 18:13

King James Version

13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, 

and the Highest gave his voice; 

hail stones and coals of fire.


Psalm 29:3-9

King James Version

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: 

the God of glory thundereth: 

the Lord is upon many waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful; 

the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; 

yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf; 

Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.

7 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.

8 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; 

the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

9 The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, 

and discovereth the forests: 

and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.


Psalm 77:18

King James Version

18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: 

the lightnings lightened the world: 

the earth trembled and shook.


Psalm 104:7

King James Version

7 At thy rebuke they fled; 

at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.


Ezekiel 43:2

King James Version

2 And, behold, 

the glory of the God of Israel 

came from the way of the east: 

and his voice was like a noise of many waters: 

and the earth shined with his glory.


Revelation 1:10

King James Version

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, 

and heard behind me a great voice, 

as of a trumpet,


Revelation 1:15

King James Version

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, 

as if they burned in a furnace; 

and his voice as the sound of many waters.


Revelation 4:1-2

King James Version

4 After this I looked, 

and, behold, 

a door was opened in heaven: 

and the first voice which I heard 

was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; 

which said, 

Come up hither, 

and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

2 And immediately I was in the spirit: 

and, behold, 

a throne was set in heaven, 

and one sat on the throne.


Revelation 14:2

King James Version

2 And I heard a voice from heaven, 

as the voice of many waters, 

and as the voice of a great thunder: 

and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:


Revelation 19:4-6

King James Version

4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts 

fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, 

saying, 

Amen; Alleluia.

5 And a voice came out of the throne, 

saying, 

Praise our God, all ye his servants, 

and ye that fear him, both small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, 

and as the voice of many waters, 

and as the voice of mighty thunderings, 

saying, 

Alleluia: 

for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.


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Like MANY WATERS

 

Ezekiel 43:2

King James Version

2 And, behold, 

the glory of the God of Israel came 

from the way of the east: 

and his voice was like a noise of many waters: 

and the earth shined with his glory.


GOD's voice is "like a noise of many waters".

What did that mean?

Like a waterfall?

Let's listen to what other Bible versions have to say:


Ezekiel 43:2

Christian Standard Bible

2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of a huge torrent, and the earth shone with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Common English Bible

2 where the glory of Israel’s God was coming in from the east. Its sound was like the sound of a mighty flood, and the earth was lit up with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Complete Jewish Bible

2 There I saw the glory of the God of Isra’el approaching from the east. His voice was like the sound of rushing water, and the earth shone with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Contemporary English Version

2  where I saw the brightness of the glory of Israel's God coming from the east. The sound I heard was as loud as ocean waves, and everything around was shining with the dazzling brightness of his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Darby Translation

2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east; and his voice was like the voice of many waters; and the earth was lit up with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Easy-to-Read Version

2 There the Glory of the God of Israel came from the east. God’s voice was loud like the sound of the sea. The ground was bright with the light from the Glory of God.


Ezekiel 43:2

1599 Geneva Bible

2 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel, came from out of the East, whose voice was like a noise of great waters, and the earth was made light with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

Good News Translation

2 and there I saw coming from the east the dazzling light of the presence of the God of Israel. God's voice sounded like the roar of the sea, and the earth shone with the dazzling light.


Ezekiel 43:2

Holman Christian Standard Bible

2 and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice sounded like the roar of mighty waters, and the earth shone with His glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

International Children’s Bible

2 And I saw the greatness of the God of Israel coming from the east. God’s voice was like the roar of rushing water. His greatness made the earth shine.


Ezekiel 43:2

International Standard Version

2 and the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. His voice sounded like roaring[a] water, and the land shimmered from his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

The Message

The Meaning of the Temple

43 1-3 The man brought me to the east gate. Oh! The bright Glory of the God of Israel rivered out of the east sounding like the roar of floodwaters, and the earth itself glowed with the bright Glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

New Catholic Bible

2 and there I beheld the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. The sound of his coming was like the sound of a mighty torrent of waters, and the earth shone with his glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

2 And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the sound was like the sound of mighty waters; and the earth shone with his glory.


Yechezkel 43:2

Orthodox Jewish Bible

2 And, hinei, the Kavod Elohei Yisroel came from the derech of the east; and His voice was like a kol mayim rabbim and ha’aretz was radiant with His Kavod.


Ezekiel 43:2

Tree of Life Version

2 and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters. The earth was radiant with His glory.


Ezekiel 43:2

The Voice

2 There, I witnessed the glory of the God of Israel storming from the east. His voice thundered like a great waterfall. The entire earth reflected His shining glory.


In SUMMARY, "like a noise of many waters" means:

like the roar of a huge torrent

like the sound of a mighty flood

like the sound of rushing water

as loud as ocean waves

like the voice of many water

like the sound of the sea

like a noise of great waters

like the roar of the sea

like the roar of mighty waters

like the roar of rushing water

like roaring[a] water

like the roar of floodwaters

like the sound of a mighty torrent of waters

like the sound of mighty waters

like a kol mayim rabbim

like the sound of many waters

thundered like a great waterfall


The next post will tell us more about the VOICE of GOD, wherein Scripture compared it to many other things.


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Nava Tehila - Mikolot Mayim Rabim מקולות מים רבים - נאוה תהילה

Mikolos Mayim Rabim (Shabbat song)


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OBEYING God's VOICE

 

The LORD JESUS said:

John 10:27-28

King James Version

27 My sheep hear my voice, 

and I know them, 

and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; 

and they shall never perish, 

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


What happens when we listen to GOD?

What happens when we obey Him?

What happens when we don't?

These verses tell us more.

Jeremiah 7:23-34

King James Version

23 But this thing commanded I them, 

saying, 

Obey my voice, 

and I will be your God, 

and ye shall be my people: 

and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, 

that it may be well unto you.

24 But they hearkened not, 

nor inclined their ear, 

but walked in the counsels 

and in the imagination of their evil heart, 

and went backward, 

and not forward.

25 Since the day that your fathers came forth 

out of the land of Egypt unto this day 

I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, 

daily rising up early and sending them:

26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, 

nor inclined their ear, 

but hardened their neck: 

they did worse than their fathers.

27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; 

but they will not hearken to thee: 

thou shalt also call unto them; 

but they will not answer thee.

28 But thou shalt say unto them, 

This is a nation that obeyeth not 

the voice of the Lord their God, 

nor receiveth correction: 

truth is perished, 

and is cut off from their mouth.

29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, 

and cast it away, 

and take up a lamentation on high places; 

for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken 

the generation of his wrath.

30 For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, 

saith the Lord: 

they have set their abominations in the house 

which is called by my name, 

to pollute it.

31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, 

which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, 

to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; 

which I commanded them not, 

neither came it into my heart.

32 Therefore, behold, the days come, 

saith the Lord, 

that it shall no more be called Tophet, 

nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, 

but the valley of slaughter: 

for they shall bury in Tophet, 

till there be no place.

33 And the carcases of this people 

shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, 

and for the beasts of the earth; 

and none shall fray them away.

34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, 

and from the streets of Jerusalem, 

the voice of mirth, 

and the voice of gladness, 

the voice of the bridegroom, 

and the voice of the bride: 

for the land shall be desolate.


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What is His voice like?

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Those who HINDER

 

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

King James Version

4 And my speech and my preaching 

was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, 

but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

5 That your faith should not stand 

in the wisdom of men, 

but in the power of God.


I experienced great difficulty in creating this 62nd blog.

Having three false starts, in three days, I deleted all those three blogs, and posts.

Even before that, I felt my strength ebbing.

"Something" was hindering me from sharing with you the FALSE teachings verses.

Do you believe spiritual work can be hindered?

Do you believe there is such a thing as spiritual warfare?

Prophet Daniel had his own testimony about that.

Daniel 10:1-14

King James Version

10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia 

a thing was revealed unto Daniel, 

whose name was called Belteshazzar; 

and the thing was true, 

but the time appointed was long: 

and he understood the thing, 

and had understanding of the vision.

2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

3 I ate no pleasant bread, 

neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, 

neither did I anoint myself at all, 

till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, 

as I was by the side of the great river, 

which is Hiddekel;

5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, 

and looked, 

and behold a certain man clothed in linen, 

whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

6 His body also was like the beryl, 

and his face as the appearance of lightning, 

and his eyes as lamps of fire, 

and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, 

and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: 

for the men that were with me saw not the vision; 

but a great quaking fell upon them, 

so that they fled to hide themselves.

8 Therefore I was left alone, 

and saw this great vision, 

and there remained no strength in me: 

for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, 

and I retained no strength.

9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: 

and when I heard the voice of his words, 

then was I in a deep sleep on my face, 

and my face toward the ground.

10 And, behold, 

an hand touched me, 

which set me upon my knees 

and upon the palms of my hands.

11 And he said unto me, 

O Daniel, 

a man greatly beloved, 

understand the words that I speak unto thee, 

and stand upright: 

for unto thee am I now sent. 

And when he had spoken this word unto me, 

I stood trembling.

12 Then said he unto me, 

Fear not, Daniel: 

for from the first day 

that thou didst set thine heart to understand, 

and to chasten thyself before thy God, 

thy words were heard, 

and I am come for thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia 

withstood me one and twenty days: 

but, lo, Michael, 

one of the chief princes, 

came to help me; 

and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

14 Now I am come to make thee understand 

what shall befall thy people in the latter days: 

for yet the vision is for many days.


Daniel 10:20-21

King James Version

20 Then said he, 

Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? 

and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: 

and when I am gone forth, 

lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

21 But I will shew thee 

that which is noted in the scripture of truth: 

and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, 

but Michael your prince.


Evil is real.

But take heart, JESUS is incomparably greater.

1 John 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye are of God, 

little children, 

and have overcome them: 

because greater is he that is in you, 

than he that is in the world.


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On FALSE teachers

 


1 John 4:1

King James Version

4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, 

but try the spirits whether they are of God: 

because many false prophets are gone out into the world.


How to know FALSE teachers?

How dangerous are they?

SPIRIT guided me to these verses:

Deuteronomy 13:1-3

King James Version

13 If there arise among you a prophet, 

or a dreamer of dreams, 

and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, 

whereof he spake unto thee, 

saying, 

Let us go after other gods, 

which thou hast not known, 

and let us serve them;

3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, 

or that dreamer of dreams: 

for the Lord your God proveth you, 

to know whether ye love the Lord your God 

with all your heart and with all your soul.


Matthew 7:15-20

King James Version

15 Beware of false prophets, 

which come to you in sheep's clothing, 

but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. 

Do men gather grapes of thorns, 

or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; 

but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, 

neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit 

is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.


Matthew 24:23-27

King James Version

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, 

Lo, here is Christ, or there; 

believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, 

and false prophets, 

and shall shew great signs and wonders; 

insomuch that, if it were possible, 

they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, 

I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, 

Behold, 

he is in the desert; go not forth: 

behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, 

and shineth even unto the west; 

so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


Mark 13:5-6

King James Version

5 And Jesus answering them began to say,

 Take heed lest any man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, 

saying, 

I am Christ; 

and shall deceive many.


2 Corinthians 11:13-15

King James Version

13 For such are false apostles, 

deceitful workers, 

transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no marvel; 

for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing 

if his ministers also be transformed 

as the ministers of righteousness; 

whose end shall be according to their works.


Ephesians 5:11-13

King James Version

11 And have no fellowship 

with the unfruitful works of darkness, 

but rather reprove them.

12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things 

which are done of them in secret.

13 But all things that are reproved 

are made manifest by the light: 

for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.


2 Thessalonians 2:3-12

King James Version

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: 

for that day shall not come, 

except there come a falling away first, 

and that man of sin be revealed, 

the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself 

above all that is called God, 

or that is worshipped; 

so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, 

shewing himself that he is God.

5 Remember ye not, that, 

when I was yet with you, 

I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth 

that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: 

only he who now letteth will let, 

until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, 

whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, 

and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, 

whose coming is after the working of Satan 

with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness 

in them that perish; 

because they received not the love of the truth, 

that they might be saved.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, 

that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned 

who believed not the truth, 

but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


1 Timothy 6:3-5

King James Version

3 If any man teach otherwise, 

and consent not to wholesome words, 

even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

4 He is proud, 

knowing nothing, 

but doting about questions and strifes of words, 

whereof cometh envy, strife, 

railings, evil surmisings,

5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, 

and destitute of the truth, 

supposing that gain is godliness: 

from such withdraw thyself.


2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, that in the last days 

perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce,

 despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


2 Timothy 3:13

King James Version

13 But evil men and seducers 

shall wax worse and worse, 

deceiving, 

and being deceived.


2 Timothy 4:3-4

King James Version

3 For the time will come 

when they will not endure sound doctrine; 

but after their own lusts 

shall they heap to themselves teachers, 

having itching ears;

4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, 

and shall be turned unto fables.


2 Peter 2:1-3

King James Version

2 But there were false prophets also among the people, 

even as there shall be false teachers among you, 

who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, 

even denying the Lord that bought them, 

nd bring upon themselves swift destruction.

2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; 

by reason of whom the way of truth 

shall be evil spoken of.

3 And through covetousness shall they 

with feigned words make merchandise of you: 

whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, 

and their damnation slumbereth not.


1 John 2:22-23

King James Version

22 Who is a liar 

but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? 

He is antichrist, 

that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, 

the same hath not the Father: 

he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.


1 John 2:26-27

King James Version

26 These things have I written unto you 

concerning them that seduce you.

27 But the anointing 

which ye have received of him abideth in you, 

and ye need not that any man teach you: 

but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, 

and is truth, 

and is no lie, 

and even as it hath taught you, 

ye shall abide in him.


1 John 4:3

King James Version

3 And every spirit that confesseth not 

that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: 

and this is that spirit of antichrist, 

whereof ye have heard that it should come; 

and even now already is it in the world.


2 John 7

King James Version

7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, 

who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. 

jThis is a deceiver and an antichrist.


Jude 4

King James Version

4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, 

who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, 

ungodly men, 

turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, 

and denying the only Lord God, 

and our Lord Jesus Christ.


Revelation 13:11-18

King James Version

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; 

and he had two horns like a lamb, 

and he spake as a dragon.

12 And he exerciseth all the power 

of the first beast before him, 

and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein 

to worship the first beast, 

whose deadly wound was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, 

so that he maketh fire come down from heaven 

on the earth in the sight of men,

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth 

by the means of those miracles which 

he had power to do in the sight of the beast; 

saying to them that dwell on the earth, 

that they should make an image to the beast, 

which had the wound by a sword, 

and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, 

that the image of the beast should both speak, 

and cause that as many as would not worship 

the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he causeth all, 

both small and great, 

rich and poor, 

free and bond, 

to receive a mark in their right hand, 

or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, 

save he that had the mark, 

or the name of the beast, 

or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. 

Let him that hath understanding 

count the number of the beast: 

for it is the number of a man; 

and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


Revelation 19:19-21

King James Version

19 And I saw the beast, 

and the kings of the earth, 

and their armies, 

gathered together to make war against him 

that sat on the horse, 

and against his army.

20 And the beast was taken, 

and with him the false prophet 

that wrought miracles before him, 

with which he deceived them 

that had received the mark of the beast, 

and them that worshipped his image. 

These both were cast alive into a lake of fire 

burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain 

with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, 

which sword proceeded out of his mouth: 

and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.


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