“O Israel, . . . thou hast destroyed thyself, but in Me is thine help. I will be thy King, for where is any other that may save thee in all of thy cities . . . ?” Hosea 13:9-14
“Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel . . . be glad and rejoice with all thy heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) hath taken away thy judgments* (Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 28:15-47), He hath cast out thine enemy . . . . Yea, the King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst (heart) of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more . . .
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem . . . My city and My people which are called by My name (Daniel 9:19) . . . Fear thou not ___________ (your name), and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. For the LORD thy God (Elohim) in the midst of thee is Mighty* (full of power, a Warrior, valiant and strong); He will SAVE !
He will rejoice over thee __________ (your name) with joy; He will rest (engrave) in His love, He will joy over thee with singing . . . !” Zephaniah 3:14-17, I Peter 2:5-9 and Ephesians 2:10
Quote – “Satan was exulting that he had succeeded in debasing the image of God in humanity. Then Jesus came to restore in man the image of his Maker. None but Christ can fashion anew the character that has been ruined by sin. He came to expel the demons that had controlled the will . . . He came to lift us up from the dust, to reshape the marred character after the Pattern of His divine character, and to make us (it) beautiful with His Own glory !” – Desire of Ages, p.37 and ref: p.209(the “Pattern”)
Quote – “When the soul surrenders itself to Christ, a new power takes possession of the new heart. A change is wrought which man can never accomplish for himself. It is a supernatural work, bringing a supernatural element into human nature. The soul that is yielded to Christ becomes His Own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His Own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies is impregnable to the assaults of Satan . . .” – Desire of Ages, p.324
“Awake, awake (from the dead); put on thy Strength, O Zion . . . put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for any failure of the flesh . . . put on thy beautiful garments (woven in the loom of heaven), O Jerusalem, the holy city . . . Be ye holy, for I Am Holy ! . . . (I Peter 1:16, Leviticus 11:45, 20:7 and Romans 4:17), for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised, nor the unclean spirits . . .
Quote – “This robe, woven in the loom of heaven (Matthew 22:2-14), has in it not one thread of human devising. Christ in His humanity wrought out a perfect character, and this character He offers to impart to us. “All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Everything that we of ourselves can do is defiled by sin. But the Son of God was “manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.”
Sin is defined to be “the transgression of the law (I John 3:4). But Christ was obedient to every requirement of the law. He said of Himself, “I delight to do Thy will, O My God; yea, Thy law is within My heart.” When on earth He said to His disciples, “I have kept My Father’s commandments.” By His perfect obedience, He has made it possible for every human being to obey God’s commandments. When we submit and surrender ourselves to Christ the (our) heart is united with His heart; the (our) will is merged in His will; the (our) mind becomes one (ekh-awd – joined in union) with His mind; the thoughts are brought into captivity to Him; and by faith we live His Life.
ref: Philippians 2:5, I Corinthians 6:17, John 17:21 and II Corinthians 10:4-5
This is what it means to be clothed with the garment of His righteousness. Then, as the Lord looks upon us, He sees, not the fig-leaf garment, not the nakedness and deformity of sin, but His Own robe of righteousness, which is perfect obedience to the law of Jehovah.” – Signs of the Times, November 22, 1905
Shake thyself from the dust, arise and sit down, O Jerusalem . . . in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:5-7 and John 8:4-11) . . . . Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought, but ye shall be (have been) redeemed without money . . . !” Isaiah 52:1-3
“For as much as ye know that ye __________ (your name) were not redeemed with corruptible things, such as silver and gold, from your vain conversation (worthless lives) received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot . . . !”
I Peter 1:18-19 and Luke 1:68
“And when Jesus (Yehushua) had cried with a loud voice, He said . . . IT IS FINISHED (paid in full) ! . . . . Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost (His last breath) !” Luke 23:46 and John 19:30
Quote – “It is in looking upon our sinful condition, and talking and mourning over our wretchedness, that distress becomes more keen, and pain accumulates. Let the sinner arise in the strength of Jesus; for he has no strength of his own . . . and let him assert his liberty ! Let him believe that the Lord has spoken Truth (verity – for His Word cannot fail – Isaiah 55:6-11 and Numbers 23:19), and trust in Him, whatever may be the feelings of the heart. Let the sinner say, I will look away from my own misery, from the wound of the serpent, to the uplifted Saviour, Who has said, “Him that cometh to Me, I will in nowise cast out!”
“Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth. For I Am God (Elohim – the Mighty One), and there is none else . . . !” Isaiah 45:11-19 and 45:22-25 “And I that speak in righteousness Am Mighty (full of power) to save . . . !” Isaiah 63:1
Look upon Jesus. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world !” It is your privilege to believe that Christ has borne your sins; for God hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all (Isaiah 53:1-12). You are under the shelter of the sure Refuge, you are under the cover of the atoning blood of the Acceptable Sacrifice.” ref: Ephesians 1:4-6
– Bible Echo, July 2, 1894
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that bringeth good tidings; that publisheth peace (between God and man) . . . For He is our peace, Who hath made both One (John 17:21), and hath broken down the middle wall of partition (Hebrews 10:18-19) between us . . . so making One new man ! For if any man be in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation; old things are passed away (dead, buried, perished); Behold, all things are become new! . . . for He (God) hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness* (perfection) of God in Him . . . ! ref: II Corinthians 5:17-21, Matthew 5:48 and I Thessalonians 4:3
For God hath chosen us in Him, before the foundation of this world, that we should be holy, and without blame before Him (Luke 1:71-75) in love . . . ! ref: Ephesians 1:4 and I Corinthians 1:29-31
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that . . . bringeth Glad Tidings of good, that publisheth (proclaimeth) Salvation* (freedom, rescue, deliverance, healing and restoration); that saith to Zion, Thy God reigneth ! . . .” Isaiah 52:7-12