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...AND  GOD  SPOKE  THESE  WORDS, Part 4 quotes

1)    “The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7.

2)     The Lord God Michael “will by no means clear the guilty”.

     The Hebrew word for “clear” used here is “naqah”, which translates and means “to be clean, acquit, be blameless, be free, leave unpunished” (Strong’s, word #5352).

    The Lord is “slow to anger, and great in power...[yet He] will not at all acquit the wicked” (Nahum 1:3).

     “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23.

3)    “O wicked man, thou shalt surely die;...if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity...[and] When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.” Ezekiel 33:13.

4)    “As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” Ezekiel 33:11.

5)    “Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee...against all the nations...It may be that...[they] will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” Jeremiah 36:2-3.

6)    “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.” Hosea 5:15.

7)    “And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God has punished us less than our iniquities deserve...Should we again break thy commandments...?  Wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?”  Ezra 9:12-14.

8)    “The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4).  Should you still refuse to repent through “thy hardness and impenitent heart”, then you must also know that God “will render to every man according to his deeds” (Romans 2:6).  This plainly reveals that the punishment for every sin you have committed is not being forgotten, but is actually accumulating and treasuring “up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God” (Romans 2:5).  

9)    Love “thinketh no evil” (1 Corinthians 13:5).

     “Every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” Deuteronomy 24:16.

10)    “Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:16.

     In this book is found recorded all of “their works” or actions or deeds throughout life (Revelation 20:12), including “every secret thing” (Ecclesiastes 12:14) such as the thoughts and motives that led them to act the way they did.  This book further indicates whether their thoughts, motives and actions were “good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:14) according to the standard of God’s “commandments” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

     It records all of their travels and “wanderings” throughout life (Psalms 56:8).  It records every one of the “tears” they shed or sorrows they suffered (Psalms 56:8).  And “when He writeth up the people” God even records in their book “that this man was born there” (Psalms 87:6) in the city of “Babylon” (Psalms 87:4) – the most wickedest of places, or that this person was born there in the most godly of places, such as “Zion” (Psalms 87:5).

      “My witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.” Job 16:19.

11)    “But when the fulness of the time was come” (Galatians 4:4), the Lord God Michael left heaven, was miraculously born or “brought forth” (Matthew 1:25) into the human family as the eldest or “firstborn son” (Matthew 1:25) of His human virgin mother Mary (Luke 1:27; Matthew 1:18) – thus becoming “the son of man” (Matthew 16:13).  And at the very same time Michael also became “the only begotten Son” (John 3:18) of  the Almighty God of heaven – who was now His Father.  So the Lord God Michael was not only just a God, but He was also now a human in one Being!  The Lord God Michael “was made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14): He actually became one of His own human creation – just like Adam and you and me and all mankind, and thus He was both the Son of man and the Son of God at the same time.

     Mary had inherited a fallen human nature from her ancestors that could be traced all the way back to Adam and Eve (compare Joseph’s ancestral line in Matthew 1:1-16 with the ancestral life recorded in Luke 3:23-38 and notice the differences, then realize that “Heli” in Luke 3:23 had to be Mary’s father, which then made Joseph, Heli’s son, or more correctly his son in law), and therefore she needed “God my Saviour” (Luke 1:46) in order to save her from her sins and death.

12)    Jesus was subject and “touched with the feeling of our infirmities...[and] was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).

     His human “name was called [Joshua, (which in Greek is written and pronounced)] Jesus” (Luke 2:21).

      “Not my will” but thine be done (Luke 22:42).

13)    Jesus was indeed the long looked for Messiah and “the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world” (John 11:27; Matthew 16:16).

     “Being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:8.

     This God/man Michael/Jesus Christ made this great sacrifice and salvation available as a “free gift” (Romans 5:16-18) to all sinners if they will just accept Him as their God and Saviour, confess and repent and forsake all of their sins, and then follow Him in living His life of obedience to God’s commandments!

14)    “The book of life” (Revelation 13:8, 17:8, 21:27, 22:19).

      Since Michael/Jesus was also a human like we are and therefore personally knows everything by His own  inward and outward experiences what we humans go through in this sinful world, because “he hath himself suffered being tempted” (Hebrews 2:18), then there is no One better qualified to judge and pass sentence upon other humans than He is.  Therefore in recognition of this fact of truth, the Almighty Lord God “hath committed all judgment unto the Son...and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man" (John 5:22, 27).

     All human beings will have to “stand before the judgment seat of Christ” (Romans 14:10).

     It is during the time when “the judgment was set, and the books were opened” (Daniel 7:10) that each and every human being must “appear before the judgement seat of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10).  It is at this time that their record book is reviewed so “that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
     Those individuals who are judged worthy of the reward of everlasting life are those “that overcometh” their sins (Revelation 3:5), “by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11), and thereby have their names written and retained in the book of life.  This is only made possible because they accepted Michael or Christ as their God and Saviour, confessed His name before the world, and He has forgiven and even “blotted out” (Acts 3:19) all of their sins from every page of their record book so that only their good deeds remain recorded on its pages.  While those individuals who are judged worthy of the reward of everlasting death are those who have not overcome all of their sins, and therefore their names are not found written in the book of life, or their names once written there have been “blotted out of the book of the living” (Psalms 69:28, see also Exodus 32:33).

     They actually chose eternal death for themselves by refusing to accept and confess that Michael/Jesus Christ was their God and Saviour, because “he that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:12).

15)    “Every knee shall bow, every tongue shall sware” or confess (Isaiah 45:23), that “true and righteous are his judgements” (Revelation 19:2).  So even though the wicked are furious when the Lord causes “judgment to be heard from heaven” (Psalms 76:8), and they see and fully realize that they are forever lost, yet even “the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shall thou restrain” (Psalms 76:10), as “all nations [or people] whom thou has made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name” (Psalms 86:9).

     If their name is “not found written in the book of life” (Revelation 20:15), then judgement will be pronounced against them, and they are destined for everlasting destruction by being “cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15), that is "prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matthew 25:41).

16)    Sin will not be allowed to “rise up the second time” (Nahum 1:9).

17)     “And the times of this (or our) ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness...” Acts 17:30-31.