Awesome Hands – part 02
Gen 2:7 – And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Hands are an awesome creation. Infinitely more true is that the creator of those hands is much more knowledgeable about creating hands as He is in using them.
After all, a master workmen will continue to hone his craft until one day all He produces is the best possible outcome or trashes the rare mistakes and starts over while maintaining the highest efficiency and proficiency that his trade can produce.
Rest easy and assured that we all are in the awesome hands of the Master Potter and will that comes a profound and earth- shattered view of the mind of Christ on the matter. All things are yours.
Formation of all of us
During this introductory study, I hope we will all come to better understand through inspiration and revelation of the Holy Spirit, the aionios life we all have been promised and are experiencing now in this tabernacle of flesh.
Truly, God works with “awesome hands.” On urban dictionary. com, I found this as a top definition for the word awesome:
|awesome||6788 up, 1867 down|
|Something Americans use to describe everything.Oh wow it’s just awesome|
Lol. However, the word stems and has root in the word awe. From dictionary. references. com we can see a few defined facts about how this word is used now.
World English Dictionary
|awesome (s m)|
|1.||inspiring or displaying awe|
|2.||slang excellent or outstanding|
|— nCollins English Dictionary
Word Origin & History
c.1600, “profoundly reverential,” from awe + – some. Meaning “inspiring awe” is from 1670s; weakened colloquial sense of “impressive, very good” is recorded by 1961 and was in vogue from after c.1980.
Online Etymology Dictionary
Here are three times where we see “awe- ness” or being in awe described in scripture.
Psa 4:4 – Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psa 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa 119:161 – SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Obviously, being in awe of everything means that we are encapsulated with the thing we are experiencing, seeing, feeling, etc.
There are rarely such earth quakes in our lives, and such occurrences in our lives tend to wake us up from our sleep.
Indeed, we are brought to life just like light being formed in the dark ness. Just as we are all formed from the dust of the ground by the potter, we too are formed in the spiritual to be sharpened into the vessel of honor that we are all destined to become.
However, the timing of such a miraculous birth and life is unique to each of us and just as we as masterfully being woven into a tool which can give God total glory, we will also experience the “work” that goes into making such an exquisite piece of work.
We simply must start from the beginning of the process, and as with all healthy births, we must start with the Head.
The End from the Beginning
Mar 9:35 – And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Mar 9:36 – And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
Mar 9:37 – Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Mat 13:35 – That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Luk 11:50 – That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
Joh 17:23 – I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Joh 17:24 – Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Joh 17:25 – O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:26 – And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Eph 1:4 – According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 – Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Heb 4:3 – For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Heb 9:25 – Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Heb 9:26 – For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Heb 9:27 – And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Heb 9:28 – So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
1Pe 1:20 – Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21 – Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
1Pe 1:22 – Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1Pe 1:23 – Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Pe 1:24 – For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Pe 1:25 – But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Rev 13:6 – And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Rev 13:7 – And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Rev 13:8 – And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev 13:9 – If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Rev 13:10 – He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Patience and Faith
Christ went through a lot and that is such a short synopsis that I am almost ashamed to write “a lot”. What He did for others in the flesh, went through and still goes through spiritually is unfathomable for us to understand while carnally minded.
Yet, we can be comforted knowing and having wisdom to understand that He has now paved the Way to show us the Truth of the Life that is in us, a great mystery.
As we read through various scripture and are given spiritual sight and hearing to grasp what has been hidden to most, we start to see that since Christ is the Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End … He might have a thing or two to teach us before our vapor of smoke is extinguished.
Total KJV Occurrences: 64
Gen_2:7-8 (2), Gen_2:19, 2Ki_19:25, Psa_94:9, Psa_95:5, Isa_27:11, Isa_37:26, Isa_43:1, Isa_43:7, Isa_43:10, Isa_43:21, Isa_44:2, Isa_44:10, Isa_44:21, Isa_44:24, Isa_45:18 (2), Isa_49:5, Isa_54:17, Jer_1:5, Jer_33:2, Amo_7:1
Isa_41:25, Isa_64:8, Jer_18:4 (2), Jer_18:6, Lam_4:2, Zec_11:13 (2)
Psa_2:9, Isa_29:16, Jer_18:2-3 (2), Jer_18:6, Jer_19:1, Jer_19:11
Isa_45:9, Isa_45:11, Hab_2:18 (2)
Exo_32:4, Psa_139:16, Isa_22:11
Psa_33:15, Isa_44:12, Isa_45:9
Gen 2:19 – And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
2Ki 19:25 – Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Psa 94:9 – He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Isa 27:11 – When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Isa 37:26 – Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
Isa 43:1 – But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Isa 43:7 – Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isa 43:8 – Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
Isa 43:21 – This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isa 44:2 – Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
Isa 44:9 – They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Isa 44:10 – Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
Isa 44:21 – Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Isa 44:22 – I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Isa 44:23 – Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
Isa 44:24 – Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Isa 44:25 – That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Isa 45:17 – But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
Isa 45:18 – For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Isa 45:19 – I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isa 45:20 – Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Isa 45:21 – Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
Isa 45:22 – Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Isa 49:3 – And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Isa 49:4 – Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Isa 49:5 – And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Isa 49:6 – And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Isa 54:16 – Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
Isa 54:17 – No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Jer 1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jer 1:6 – Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Jer 1:7 – But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
Jer 1:8 – Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.Jer 33:1 – Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
Jer 33:2 – Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Jer 33:3 – Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Isa 41:25 – I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
Isa 41:26 – Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, He is righteous? yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words.
Isa 41:27 – The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings.
Isa 41:28 – For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word.
Isa 41:29 – Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion.
Isa 64:7 – And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Isa 64:8 – But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Jer 18:1 – The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Jer 18:2 – Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Jer 18:3 – Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Jer 18:4 – And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Jer 18:5 – Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Jer 18:6 – O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Lam 4:2 – The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Zec 11:1 – Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
Zec 11:2 – Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
Zec 11:3 – There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
Zec 11:4 – Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
Zec 11:5 – Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
Zec 11:6 – For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
Zec 11:7 – And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
Zec 11:8 – Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
Zec 11:9 – Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
Zec 11:10 – And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
Zec 11:11 – And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
Zec 11:12 – And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
Zec 11:13 – And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Zec 11:14 – Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
Zec 11:15 – And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
Zec 11:16 – For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
Zec 11:17 – Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
Hands of Glory
“In part one, we looked briefly over what it is to be formed by the hands of the Potter but of course this pottery making goes both ways.
Rom 9:21 – Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
1Co 15:43 – It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
2Ti 2:20 – But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
2Ti 2:21 – If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
2Ti 2:22 – Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2Ti 2:23 – But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.
During this study, I am hoping that we can all have opened up to us some of the mystery of Christ in us, our hope of Glory.
Col 1:27 – To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Each and every day of our lives, we have experiences, hopes, dreams, fights, thoughts, emotions, fears and a whole array of issues and problems that we deal with. Quite easily and often, we are so bombarded that we cannot help but feel powerless but even though we are powerless ourselves to change these things we know we understand the source of all things.
Before we get into why the Lord does what He does, let’s see some examples of what He has done to others throughout scripture.
When the Lord involves Himself in a matter in such a way as to let us in on what it is He is doing, we get a whole other glimpse into what He is doing according to His mind on the subject and what can be gleaned from the black and white letters we read on the paper.
When we take this to be true, we can look at a topic such has the hands or our hands and what they teach us. More importantly, we can look at what the Lord and what He chooses to put His hands to tells us about how we are to Love God, Jesus the Christ whom He has sent or our neighbor as ourselves.
Knowing how hands represent is huge in understanding how and why our Lord and God deals with us as He does.
Total KJV Occurrences: 1536
Gen_3:22, Gen_4:11, Gen_8:9, Gen_9:2, Gen_9:5 (3), Gen_14:20, Gen_14:22, Gen_16:6, Gen_16:12 (2), Gen_19:10, Gen_19:16 (3), Gen_21:18, Gen_21:30, Gen_22:6, Gen_22:10, Gen_22:12, Gen_24:2, Gen_24:9-10 (2), Gen_24:18, Gen_25:26, Gen_27:17, Gen_30:35, Gen_31:29, Gen_31:39, Gen_32:11 (2), Gen_32:13, Gen_32:16, Gen_33:10, Gen_33:19, Gen_35:4, Gen_37:22, Gen_37:27, Gen_38:18, Gen_38:20 (2), Gen_38:28-30 (4), Gen_39:3-4 (2), Gen_39:6, Gen_39:8, Gen_39:12-13 (2), Gen_39:22-23 (2), Gen_40:11, Gen_40:13, Gen_41:35, Gen_41:42 (2), Gen_41:44, Gen_42:37, Gen_43:9, Gen_43:12 (2), Gen_43:15, Gen_43:21, Gen_43:26, Gen_44:17, Gen_46:4, Gen_47:29, Gen_48:17 (2), Gen_48:22, Gen_49:8, Exo_2:19, Exo_3:8, Exo_3:19-20 (2), Exo_4:2, Exo_4:4 (2), Exo_4:6-7 (5), Exo_4:13, Exo_4:17, Exo_5:20-21 (3), Exo_6:1 (2), Exo_7:4-5 (2), Exo_7:15, Exo_7:17, Exo_7:19, Exo_8:5-6 (2), Exo_8:17, Exo_9:3, Exo_9:15, Exo_9:22, Exo_10:12, Exo_10:21-22 (2), Exo_12:11, Exo_13:3, Exo_13:9 (2), Exo_13:14, Exo_13:16 (2), Exo_14:8, Exo_14:16, Exo_14:21, Exo_14:26-27 (2), Exo_14:30, Exo_15:9, Exo_15:20, Exo_16:3, Exo_17:5, Exo_17:9, Exo_17:11 (2), Exo_18:9-10 (4), Exo_21:13 (2), Exo_21:16, Exo_21:20, Exo_21:24 (2), Exo_22:4, Exo_22:8, Exo_22:11, Exo_23:1, Exo_23:31, Exo_24:11, Exo_29:20, Exo_32:4, Exo_32:11, Exo_32:15, Exo_34:4, Exo_35:29 (2), Exo_38:21, Lev_1:4, Lev_3:2, Lev_3:8, Lev_3:13, Lev_4:4, Lev_4:24, Lev_4:29, Lev_4:33, Lev_8:23, Lev_8:36, Lev_9:22, Lev_10:11, Lev_14:14, Lev_14:17, Lev_14:25, Lev_14:28, Lev_14:32, Lev_16:21, Lev_22:25, Lev_25:14, Lev_25:28, Lev_26:25, Lev_26:46, Num_4:28, Num_4:33, Num_4:37, Num_4:45, Num_4:49, Num_5:18, Num_5:25, Num_6:21, Num_7:8, Num_9:23, Num_10:13, Num_15:23 (2), Num_16:40, Num_20:11, Num_20:20, Num_21:2, Num_21:26, Num_21:34, Num_22:7, Num_22:23, Num_22:29, Num_22:31, Num_25:7, Num_27:18, Num_27:23, Num_31:6, Num_33:1, Num_33:3, Num_35:18, Num_35:21, Num_35:25, Num_36:13, Deu_1:27, Deu_2:7, Deu_2:15, Deu_2:24, Deu_2:30, Deu_3:2, Deu_3:8, Deu_3:24, Deu_4:34, Deu_5:15, Deu_6:8, Deu_6:21, Deu_7:8 (2), Deu_7:19, Deu_7:24, Deu_8:17, Deu_9:26, Deu_10:3, Deu_11:2, Deu_11:18, Deu_12:6-7 (2), Deu_12:11, Deu_12:17, Deu_13:9 (2), Deu_13:17, Deu_14:25, Deu_14:29, Deu_15:3, Deu_15:7-8 (2), Deu_15:10-11 (2), Deu_16:10, Deu_19:5, Deu_19:12, Deu_19:21 (2), Deu_23:20, Deu_23:25, Deu_24:1, Deu_24:3, Deu_25:11 (2), Deu_26:4, Deu_28:8 (2), Deu_28:12, Deu_28:20, Deu_28:32, Deu_30:9, Deu_32:27, Deu_32:39-41 (3), Deu_33:3, Deu_34:12, Jos_2:19, Jos_4:24, Jos_5:13, Jos_6:2, Jos_7:7, Jos_8:1, Jos_8:7, Jos_8:18-19 (4), Jos_8:26, Jos_9:25-26 (2), Jos_10:6, Jos_10:8, Jos_10:19, Jos_10:30, Jos_10:32, Jos_11:8, Jos_20:2 (2), Jos_20:5, Jos_20:9, Jos_21:2, Jos_21:8, Jos_21:44, Jos_22:9, Jos_22:31, Jos_24:8, Jos_24:10-11 (2), Jdg_1:2, Jdg_1:4, Jdg_1:35, Jdg_2:15-16 (2), Jdg_2:18, Jdg_2:23, Jdg_3:4, Jdg_3:8, Jdg_3:10 (2), Jdg_3:21, Jdg_3:28, Jdg_3:30, Jdg_4:2, Jdg_4:7, Jdg_4:9, Jdg_4:14, Jdg_4:21, Jdg_4:24, Jdg_5:26, Jdg_6:1-2 (2), Jdg_6:9 (2), Jdg_6:21, Jdg_6:36-37 (2), Jdg_7:2, Jdg_7:6-9 (4), Jdg_7:14-16 (3), Jdg_8:6-7 (2), Jdg_8:15, Jdg_8:22, Jdg_9:17, Jdg_9:29, Jdg_9:48, Jdg_10:12, Jdg_11:21, Jdg_12:3, Jdg_13:1, Jdg_14:5-6 (2), Jdg_15:12-13 (2), Jdg_15:15, Jdg_16:17-18 (4), Jdg_16:23, Jdg_16:26, Jdg_17:3, Jdg_18:19, Jdg_20:28, Rth_1:13, Rth_4:5, Rth_4:9, 1Sa_2:13, 1Sa_4:8, 1Sa_5:6-7 (2), 1Sa_5:9, 1Sa_5:11, 1Sa_6:3, 1Sa_6:5, 1Sa_6:9, 1Sa_7:3, 1Sa_7:8, 1Sa_7:13, 1Sa_9:8, 1Sa_9:16, 1Sa_10:18 (2), 1Sa_12:3-5 (3), 1Sa_12:9-11 (5), 1Sa_12:15, 1Sa_13:22, 1Sa_14:10, 1Sa_14:12, 1Sa_14:19, 1Sa_14:26-27 (3), 1Sa_14:37, 1Sa_14:43, 1Sa_16:16, 1Sa_16:23, 1Sa_17:22, 1Sa_17:37, 1Sa_17:40 (2), 1Sa_17:46, 1Sa_17:49-50 (2), 1Sa_17:57, 1Sa_18:10 (2), 1Sa_18:17 (2), 1Sa_18:21, 1Sa_18:25, 1Sa_19:9 (2), 1Sa_20:16, 1Sa_21:3-4 (3), 1Sa_21:8, 1Sa_22:6, 1Sa_22:17 (2), 1Sa_23:4, 1Sa_23:6-7 (2), 1Sa_23:11-12 (2), 1Sa_23:14, 1Sa_23:16-17 (2), 1Sa_23:20, 1Sa_24:4, 1Sa_24:6, 1Sa_24:10-13 (6), 1Sa_24:15, 1Sa_24:18, 1Sa_24:20, 1Sa_25:8, 1Sa_25:26, 1Sa_25:33, 1Sa_25:35, 1Sa_25:39, 1Sa_26:8-9 (2), 1Sa_26:11, 1Sa_26:18, 1Sa_26:23 (2), 1Sa_27:1 (2), 1Sa_28:17, 1Sa_28:19 (2), 1Sa_30:23, 2Sa_1:14, 2Sa_3:8, 2Sa_3:12, 2Sa_3:18 (3), 2Sa_4:11, 2Sa_5:19 (2), 2Sa_10:1-2 (2), 2Sa_10:10, 2Sa_11:14, 2Sa_12:7, 2Sa_12:25, 2Sa_13:5-6 (2), 2Sa_13:10, 2Sa_14:19 (2), 2Sa_15:5, 2Sa_16:8, 2Sa_18:2 (3), 2Sa_18:12 (2), 2Sa_18:28, 2Sa_20:9-10 (2), 2Sa_20:21, 2Sa_21:20, 2Sa_21:22 (2), 2Sa_23:10 (2), 2Sa_23:21 (2), 2Sa_24:14 (2), 2Sa_24:16-17 (3), 1Ki_2:25, 1Ki_2:46, 1Ki_8:15, 1Ki_8:24, 1Ki_8:42, 1Ki_8:53, 1Ki_8:56, 1Ki_11:12, 1Ki_11:26-27 (2), 1Ki_11:31, 1Ki_11:34-35 (2), 1Ki_13:4 (2), 1Ki_13:6 (2), 1Ki_15:18 (2), 1Ki_16:7, 1Ki_17:11, 1Ki_18:9, 1Ki_18:46, 1Ki_20:6, 1Ki_20:13, 1Ki_20:28, 1Ki_20:42, 1Ki_22:3, 1Ki_22:6, 1Ki_22:12, 1Ki_22:15, 1Ki_22:34, 2Ki_3:10, 2Ki_3:13, 2Ki_3:15, 2Ki_3:18, 2Ki_4:29, 2Ki_5:11, 2Ki_5:18, 2Ki_5:24, 2Ki_6:7, 2Ki_7:2, 2Ki_7:17, 2Ki_8:8, 2Ki_8:20, 2Ki_8:22, 2Ki_9:1, 2Ki_9:7, 2Ki_10:15 (2), 2Ki_11:8, 2Ki_11:11, 2Ki_12:15, 2Ki_13:3 (2), 2Ki_13:5, 2Ki_13:16 (2), 2Ki_13:25 (2), 2Ki_14:5, 2Ki_14:25, 2Ki_14:27, 2Ki_15:19 (2), 2Ki_17:7, 2Ki_17:20, 2Ki_17:39, 2Ki_18:29-30 (2), 2Ki_18:33-35 (4), 2Ki_19:10, 2Ki_19:14, 2Ki_19:19, 2Ki_21:14, 2Ki_22:5, 2Ki_22:7, 2Ki_22:9, 1Ch_5:10 (2), 1Ch_5:20, 1Ch_6:15, 1Ch_11:23 (2), 1Ch_14:9-11 (5), 1Ch_16:7, 1Ch_18:1, 1Ch_19:11, 1Ch_20:8 (2), 1Ch_21:13 (2), 1Ch_22:15-18 (4), 1Ch_26:28, 1Ch_28:19, 1Ch_29:8, 1Ch_29:12 (2), 1Ch_29:16, 2Ch_6:15, 2Ch_6:32, 2Ch_10:15, 2Ch_12:5, 2Ch_13:7-8 (2), 2Ch_13:16, 2Ch_16:7-8 (2), 2Ch_18:5 (2), 2Ch_18:11, 2Ch_18:14, 2Ch_18:33, 2Ch_20:6, 2Ch_21:10 (2), 2Ch_23:7, 2Ch_23:10, 2Ch_23:18, 2Ch_24:11, 2Ch_24:24, 2Ch_25:15, 2Ch_25:20, 2Ch_26:11 (2), 2Ch_26:13, 2Ch_26:19, 2Ch_28:5 (2), 2Ch_28:9, 2Ch_30:12, 2Ch_30:16, 2Ch_32:13-15 (7), 2Ch_32:17 (2), 2Ch_32:22 (2), 2Ch_34:8-10 (3), 2Ch_34:17 (2), 2Ch_35:6, 2Ch_36:17, Ezr_1:8, Ezr_7:6, Ezr_7:9, Ezr_7:28, Ezr_8:18, Ezr_8:22, Ezr_8:26, Ezr_8:31, Ezr_8:33, Ezr_9:2, Ezr_9:7, Neh_1:10, Neh_2:8, Neh_2:18, Neh_6:5, Neh_9:14, Neh_9:27-28 (3), Neh_9:30, Neh_11:24, Est_2:21, Est_3:10, Est_6:2 (2), Est_6:9, Est_8:7, Est_9:2, Est_9:10, Est_9:15, Job_1:11-12 (2), Job_2:5-6 (2), Job_5:15, Job_6:9, Job_9:23-24 (3), Job_9:33, Job_10:7, Job_11:14, Job_12:6, Job_12:9-10 (2), Job_15:23, Job_15:25, Job_20:21-22 (2), Job_21:5, Job_21:16, Job_26:13, Job_27:11, Job_27:22, Job_28:9, Job_30:20-21 (2), Job_30:24, Job_31:21, Job_31:25, Job_31:27, Job_34:20, Job_37:7 (2), Job_40:4, Psa_10:12, Psa_17:14 (2), Psa_18:1, Psa_21:8, Psa_31:5, Psa_31:8, Psa_31:15 (2), Psa_32:4, Psa_36:11, Psa_37:24, Psa_37:33, Psa_38:2, Psa_39:10, Psa_44:2, Psa_71:4, Psa_73:23, Psa_74:11, Psa_75:8, Psa_77:20, Psa_78:42, Psa_78:61, Psa_80:17, Psa_81:14, Psa_88:4-5 (2), Psa_89:13, Psa_89:21, Psa_89:25, Psa_89:48, Psa_95:4, Psa_95:7, Psa_97:10, Psa_104:28, Psa_106:10 (2), Psa_106:26, Psa_106:41-42 (2), Psa_107:2, Psa_109:27, Psa_119:173, Psa_121:5, Psa_123:2 (2), Psa_127:4, Psa_136:12, Psa_138:7, Psa_139:10, Psa_144:7 (2), Psa_144:11, Psa_145:16, Psa_149:6, Pro_1:24, Pro_3:27, Pro_6:5 (2), Pro_10:4, Pro_11:21 (2), Pro_12:24, Pro_16:5 (2), Pro_17:16, Pro_19:24, Pro_21:1, Pro_26:6, Pro_26:9, Pro_26:15, Pro_30:32, Ecc_2:24, Ecc_5:14-15 (2), Ecc_7:18, Ecc_9:1, Ecc_9:10, Ecc_11:6, Son_5:4, Isa_1:12, Isa_1:25, Isa_3:6, Isa_5:25 (2), Isa_6:6, Isa_9:11-12 (2), Isa_9:17, Isa_9:21, Isa_10:4-5 (2), Isa_10:10, Isa_10:13-14 (2), Isa_10:32, Isa_11:8, Isa_11:11, Isa_11:14-15 (2), Isa_13:2, Isa_14:26-27 (2), Isa_19:4, Isa_19:16, Isa_22:21, Isa_23:11, Isa_26:10-11 (2), Isa_31:2-3 (2), Isa_34:17, Isa_36:15, Isa_36:18-20 (4), Isa_37:10, Isa_37:14, Isa_37:20, Isa_40:2, Isa_41:20, Isa_42:6, Isa_43:13, Isa_47:5-6 (2), Isa_48:13, Isa_49:2, Isa_49:22, Isa_50:2, Isa_50:11, Isa_51:16-18 (3), Isa_51:22-23 (2), Isa_53:10, Isa_56:2, Isa_57:10, Isa_59:1, Isa_62:3, Isa_64:8, Isa_66:2, Isa_66:14, Jer_6:9 (2), Jer_6:12, Jer_11:21, Jer_15:6, Jer_15:17, Jer_16:21 (2), Jer_18:4, Jer_18:6 (2), Jer_20:4-5 (2), Jer_20:13, Jer_21:5, Jer_21:7 (3), Jer_21:10, Jer_21:12, Jer_22:3, Jer_22:24-25 (5), Jer_25:15, Jer_25:17, Jer_25:28, Jer_26:14, Jer_26:24 (2), Jer_27:3, Jer_27:6, Jer_27:8, Jer_29:3, Jer_29:21, Jer_31:11, Jer_31:32, Jer_32:3-4 (3), Jer_32:21, Jer_32:24-25 (2), Jer_32:28 (2), Jer_32:36, Jer_32:43, Jer_34:2-3 (3), Jer_34:20-21 (5), Jer_36:14 (2), Jer_37:17, Jer_38:3, Jer_38:5, Jer_38:16, Jer_38:18-19 (3), Jer_38:23 (2), Jer_39:17, Jer_41:4-5 (2), Jer_42:11, Jer_43:3, Jer_43:9, Jer_44:25, Jer_44:30 (3), Jer_46:24, Jer_46:26 (3), Jer_50:15, Jer_51:7, Jer_51:25, Lam_1:7, Lam_1:10, Lam_1:14, Lam_2:7-8 (2), Lam_3:3, Lam_5:6, Lam_5:8, Lam_5:12, Eze_1:3, Eze_2:9, Eze_3:14, Eze_3:18, Eze_3:20, Eze_3:22, Eze_6:14, Eze_8:1, Eze_8:3, Eze_8:11, Eze_9:1-2 (2), Eze_10:7-8 (2), Eze_12:7, Eze_13:9, Eze_13:21 (2), Eze_13:23, Eze_14:9, Eze_14:13, Eze_16:27, Eze_16:39, Eze_16:49, Eze_17:18, Eze_18:8, Eze_18:17, Eze_20:5-6 (3), Eze_20:15, Eze_20:22-23 (2), Eze_20:28, Eze_20:33-34 (2), Eze_20:42, Eze_21:11, Eze_21:31, Eze_23:9 (2), Eze_23:28 (2), Eze_23:31, Eze_25:7, Eze_25:13-14 (2), Eze_25:16, Eze_27:15, Eze_30:9-10 (3), Eze_30:12 (2), Eze_30:22, Eze_30:24-25 (2), Eze_31:11, Eze_33:6, Eze_33:8, Eze_33:22, Eze_34:10, Eze_34:27, Eze_35:3, Eze_36:7, Eze_37:1, Eze_37:17, Eze_37:19-20 (3), Eze_38:12, Eze_39:3 (2), Eze_39:21, Eze_39:23, Eze_40:1, Eze_40:3, Eze_40:5, Eze_44:12, Eze_46:7, Eze_47:3, Eze_47:14, Dan_1:2, Dan_8:4, Dan_8:7, Dan_8:25 (2), Dan_9:15, Dan_11:10-11 (2), Dan_11:16, Dan_11:41-42 (2), Hos_2:10, Hos_7:5, Amo_1:7-8 (3), Amo_5:19, Amo_7:7, Amo_9:2, Mic_2:1, Mic_5:9, Mic_5:12, Mic_7:16, Zep_1:4 (2), Zep_2:13, Zep_2:15, Zec_2:1, Zec_4:9-10 (2), Zec_8:4, Zec_13:6-7 (4), Zec_14:13 (3), Mal_1:10, Mal_2:13 (2)
Gen_5:29, Gen_16:9, Gen_24:22, Gen_24:30, Gen_24:47, Gen_27:16, Gen_27:22-23 (4), Gen_37:21-22 (2), Gen_39:1, Gen_43:22, Gen_48:14, Gen_49:24 (2), Exo_15:17, Exo_17:12 (3), Exo_29:10, Exo_29:15, Exo_29:19, Exo_29:25, Exo_30:19, Exo_30:21, Exo_32:19, Exo_35:25, Exo_40:31, Lev_4:15, Lev_7:30, Lev_8:14, Lev_8:18, Lev_8:22, Lev_8:24, Lev_15:11, Lev_16:21, Lev_24:14, Num_8:10, Num_8:12, Num_27:23, Deu_1:25, Deu_3:3, Deu_4:28, Deu_9:15, Deu_12:17-18 (2), Deu_16:15, Deu_17:7 (2), Deu_20:13, Deu_21:6-7 (2), Deu_21:10, Deu_24:19, Deu_27:15, Deu_31:29, Deu_33:7, Deu_33:11, Deu_34:9, Jos_2:24, Jdg_2:14 (2), Jdg_7:2, Jdg_7:11, Jdg_7:19-20 (3), Jdg_8:3, Jdg_8:34, Jdg_9:16, Jdg_10:7 (2), Jdg_11:30, Jdg_11:32, Jdg_12:2, Jdg_13:23, Jdg_15:14, Jdg_16:24, Jdg_18:10, Jdg_19:27, 1Sa_5:4, 1Sa_7:14, 1Sa_10:4, 1Sa_11:7, 1Sa_14:13, 1Sa_14:48, 1Sa_17:47, 1Sa_21:13, 1Sa_30:15, 2Sa_2:7, 2Sa_3:34, 2Sa_4:1, 2Sa_4:12, 2Sa_16:21, 2Sa_21:9, 2Sa_22:21, 2Sa_22:35, 2Sa_23:6, 1Ki_8:22, 1Ki_8:38, 1Ki_8:54, 1Ki_14:27, 1Ki_16:7, 2Ki_3:11, 2Ki_5:20, 2Ki_9:23, 2Ki_9:35, 2Ki_10:24, 2Ki_11:16, 2Ki_12:11, 2Ki_13:16 (2), 2Ki_19:18, 2Ki_22:17, 1Ch_25:2-3 (2), 1Ch_25:6, 1Ch_29:5, 2Ch_6:4, 2Ch_8:18, 2Ch_12:10, 2Ch_15:7, 2Ch_23:15, 2Ch_29:23, 2Ch_32:19, 2Ch_34:25, 2Ch_35:11, Ezr_1:6, Ezr_4:4, Ezr_6:22, Ezr_10:19, Neh_2:18, Neh_4:17, Neh_6:9 (2), Neh_8:6, Neh_9:24, Neh_13:21, Est_3:6, Est_3:9, Est_9:16, Job_1:10, Job_4:3, Job_5:12, Job_5:18, Job_10:8, Job_14:15, Job_16:11, Job_17:3, Job_20:9-10 (2), Job_30:2, Job_34:19, Psa_8:6, Psa_18:20, Psa_18:24, Psa_18:34, Psa_22:16, Psa_26:10, Psa_28:2, Psa_28:4-5 (2), Psa_55:20, Psa_58:2, Psa_68:31, Psa_76:5, Psa_90:17 (2), Psa_95:4-5 (2), Psa_102:25, Psa_111:7, Psa_115:4, Psa_115:7, Psa_119:73, Psa_125:3, Psa_134:2, Psa_135:15, Psa_138:8, Psa_143:4-6 (3), Psa_144:1, Pro_6:10, Pro_6:17, Pro_12:14, Pro_14:1, Pro_21:25, Pro_24:33, Pro_30:28, Pro_31:19-20 (2), Pro_31:31, Ecc_2:11, Ecc_5:5-6 (2), Ecc_7:26, Ecc_10:18, Son_5:5, Son_5:14, Son_7:1, Isa_1:15, Isa_2:8, Isa_5:11-12 (2), Isa_17:7-8 (2), Isa_19:25, Isa_25:11 (2), Isa_29:23, Isa_31:7, Isa_35:3, Isa_37:19, Isa_45:9, Isa_45:11-12 (2), Isa_60:21, Isa_65:2, Isa_65:22, Jer_1:16, Jer_2:37, Jer_6:24, Jer_10:3, Jer_10:9, Jer_19:7, Jer_21:4, Jer_23:14, Jer_25:6-7 (2), Jer_25:14, Jer_30:6, Jer_32:30, Jer_33:13, Jer_38:4 (2), Jer_44:8, Jer_47:3, Jer_48:37, Jer_50:43, Lam_1:14, Lam_1:17, Lam_3:64, Lam_4:2, Lam_4:6, Lam_4:10, Eze_1:8, Eze_7:17, Eze_7:21, Eze_7:27, Eze_10:12, Eze_10:21, Eze_11:9, Eze_13:22, Eze_16:11, Eze_21:7, Eze_22:14, Eze_23:37, Eze_23:42, Eze_23:45, Eze_25:6, Dan_10:10, Hos_14:3, Mic_5:13, Hab_3:10, Zep_3:16, Hag_2:14, Hag_2:17, Zec_8:9 (3), Zec_8:13, Zec_13:6
2Ch_17:15-16 (2), 2Ch_17:18, 2Ch_31:15, Neh_3:2 (2), Neh_3:4-5 (4), Neh_3:7-10 (6), Neh_3:12, Neh_3:17, Neh_3:19, Neh_13:13
Deu_32:36, Jos_8:20, 2Ki_19:26, Neh_5:5, Job_1:12, Psa_22:20 (2), Psa_49:15, Pro_18:21, Isa_37:27, Isa_47:14, Dan_12:7, Hos_13:14
Exo_28:41, Exo_29:9, Exo_29:33, Exo_29:35, Exo_32:29, Lev_8:33, Lev_16:32, 1Ch_29:5, 2Ch_13:9, Eze_43:26
Exo_29:29, Lev_21:10, Num_3:3, Jdg_17:5, Jdg_17:12, 1Ki_13:33, 2Ch_29:31
Num_2:17, Deu_2:37, 1Sa_15:12, 2Sa_18:18, Isa_56:5, Jer_6:3, Eze_21:19
Exo_26:17, Exo_26:19 (2), Exo_36:22, Exo_36:24 (2)
Num_13:29, Num_24:24, Num_34:3, Eze_48:1 (2)
Exo_2:5, 1Sa_4:18, 2Sa_18:4, Ecc_4:1, Dan_10:4
1Sa_19:3, 2Sa_15:2, 2Sa_15:18, Job_1:14
Est_2:3, Est_2:8 (2), Est_2:14
1Ki_10:29, 2Ch_1:17, Jer_5:31, Mal_1:9
1Ki_10:19 (2), 2Ch_9:18 (2)
Deu_16:17, Eze_46:5, Eze_46:11
Lev_25:26, Lev_25:49, 2Ch_13:9
Jdg_18:9-10 (2), Neh_7:4, Isa_22:18
Gen_47:24, 2Ki_11:7, Neh_11:1
Exo_32:29, 2Ch_29:31, 2Ch_30:8
When we put forth our hand at something, we see many results:
Gen 3:22 – And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Gen 4:11 – And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
Gen 8:9 – But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
Gen 9:1 – And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Gen 9:2 – And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Gen 9:3 – Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Gen 9:4 – But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Gen 9:5 – And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.
Gen 9:6 – Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Gen 14:18 – And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
Gen 14:19 – And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Gen 14:20 – And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Gen 14:22 – And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
When we put forth our hands, we see similar things happen as we put forth even more effort:
Gen 5:29 – And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.
Gen 16:7 – And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Gen 16:8 – And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Gen 16:9 – And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10 – And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Gen 16:11 – And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
So, we have seen that the Lord puts forth His hands and does His works and we have also read briefly that we too put forth our hands to do works. Putting ours hands to anything means quite a lot when we compare the sum of the word to find out what we can glean about this topic.
2h 17:15 – And next to him was Jehohanan the captain, and with him two hundred and fourscore thousand.
2h 17:16 – And next him was Amasiah the son of Zichri, who willingly offered himself unto the LORD; and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valour.
2h 17:18 – And next him was Jehozabad, and with him an hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for the war.
2h 31:15 – And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:
Neh 3:1 – Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
Neh 3:2 – And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri.
Neh 3:4 – And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
Neh 3:5 – And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.
Neh 3:7 – And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.
Neh 3:8 – Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall.
Neh 3:9 – And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.
Neh 3:10 – And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.
Neh 3:12 – And next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters.
Neh 13:12 – Then brought all Judah the tithe of the corn and the new wine and the oil unto the treasuries.
Neh 13:13 – And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren.
All these examples we just read are the same words translated so many times as hand or hands but now we see that this is next to him. Do you see the correlation yet?
Maybe the next group of words will help shine some light on the topic:
Deu 32:36 – For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
Jos 8:20 – And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.
2Ki 19:25 – Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.
2Ki 19:26 – Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
Neh 5:4 – There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king’s tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
Neh 5:5 – Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
Job 1:10 – Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Job 1:11 – But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Job 1:12 – And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.
Psa 22:20 – Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Psa 49:15 – But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Pro 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Isa 37:27 – Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
Isa 47:14 – Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
Dan 12:7 – And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Hos 13:14 – I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
We have seen that we are formed from His hands, and power is represented by the thing we have set out to do, so what is one of the huge things that the Lord hands do in our lives once we have been formed and been breathed into. Some other words translated from hands can be seen below.
From the beginning, Christ has been set aside and we too, in Him, have been slain from the foundation of the world.
Exo 28:40 – And for Aaron’s sons thou shalt make coats, and thou shalt make for them girdles, and bonnets shalt thou make for them, for glory and for beauty.
Exo 28:41 – And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
Exo 29:8 – And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.
Exo 29:9 – And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Exo 29:32 – And Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Exo 29:33 – And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
Exo 32:28 – And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Exo 32:29 – For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
Exo 32:30 – And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
Lev 8:32 – And that which remaineth of the flesh and of the bread shall ye burn with fire.
Lev 8:33 – And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation in seven days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate you.
1h 29:5 – The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
2h 13:9 – Have ye not cast out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and have made you priests after the manner of the nations of other lands? so that whosoever cometh to consecrate himself with a young bullock and seven rams, the same may be a priest of them that are no gods.
Ezekiel 43:26 – Seven days shall they purge the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves.
Exo 29:29 – And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons’ after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.
Lev 21:10 – And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
Num 3:3 – These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.
Jdg 17:5 – And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
Jdg 17:12 – And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah.
1Ki 13:33 – After this thing Jeroboam returned not from his evil way, but made again of the lowest of the people priests of the high places: whosoever would, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places.
2h 29:31 – Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORD, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.
2h 7:6 – And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of musick of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
Hos 12:10 – I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.
1h 6:31 – And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
1h 29:5 – The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
In the beginning, God fashioned Christ from the foundation of the world to be last among the world. The world simply does not accept nor cannot accept Christ because believing on Christ is usurping the beast from the throne.
We have many trials and tribulations which seem too hard to bare, but with love for one another … as we are commanded, we can be the Light to the world in others that we are commanded to be. This is all of the Lord, but as we are continually given the mind of Christ on the subject, we will see that all that is in the world has been conquered and defeated by He that is in the world but not of it.
Be not of the world and the devil will flee from you as the hedge is placed around you.
Today, we have simply touched on this topic of the awesome hands of the Lord. Lord willing, we will begin to search out and study the meaning of each of the scriptures where we find the work of the hands of the Lord in play and in His name and in doing so we come close to seeing Him reflected more and more in a a glass darkly as He works through our hands and works to accomplish His will all to His glory..
Even so, come quickly Lord.
Other related posts
- Awesome Hands - part 99: "Brass Altar" (March 30, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 98: "Levites versus Priests" (March 9, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 97: "East to West" (February 24, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 96: "Straight gate" (February 7, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 95: "Adorned with gold" (January 27, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 94: "The making of the tabernacle – recap" (January 17, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 93: "The Splendor of the Tabernacle" (December 2, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 92: "Golden candlestick" (November 25, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 91: "Hearken to the sound of the trumpet" (November 4, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 90: "Watchmen" (October 28, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 89: "Teach them … to continue in my love" (October 14, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 88: "The River and the banks" (October 7, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 87 (September 30, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 86: “The judgments" - Part Q (September 2, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 85: “The judgments" - Part P (August 26, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 84: “The judgments" - Part O (August 19, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 83: “The judgments" - Part N (August 5, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 82: “The judgments" - Part M (July 22, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 81: “The judgments" - Part L (July 8, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 80: “The judgments" - Part K (June 15, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 79: “The judgments" - Part J (May 29, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 78: “The judgments" - Part I (May 22, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 77: “The judgments" - Part H (April 17, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 76: “The judgments" - Part G (March 20, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 75: “The judgments" - Part F (February 25, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 74: “The judgments" - Part E (February 11, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 73: “The judgments" - Part D (February 4, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 72: “The judgments" - Part C (January 14, 2015)
- Awesome Hands - part 71: “The judgments" - Part B (December 3, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 70: “The judgments" - Part A" (November 26, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 69: "The ten commandments - part 2" (November 19, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 68: "The ten commandments" (November 5, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 67: "You shall set bounds" (October 22, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 66: "The remnant" (October 15, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 65: "The counsel of God" (September 10, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 64: "The Lord, our banner" (August 27, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 63: "The fowls in the earth" (August 13, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 62: "To be with hunger" (July 30, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 61: "The Sanctuary" (July 23, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 60: "The Horse and his Rider" (July 9, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 59: "Why Have We Done This" (July 2, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 58: "The Lord of the North" (June 11, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 57: "Remember this day" (June 4, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 56: "The Firstborn" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 55: "The Passover" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 54: "Darkness over the land of Egypt" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 53: "Not able to see the earth" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 52: "To Show in You My Power" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 51: "With Great Judgments" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 50: "Smite the dust of the land" (September 8, 2014)
- Awesome Hands - part 49: “The land stank” (November 27, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 48: "The magicians of Egypt" (November 20, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 47: "To know thy enemy" (November 13, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 46: "My name JEHOVAH was I not known to them" (November 13, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 45: "Let my son go that he may serve me" (October 23, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 44: "They will not believe me" (October 9, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 43: "A burning bush but not consumed" (October 2, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 42: "A Man of the house of Levi" (September 18, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 41: "The children of Israel were fruitful" (September 4, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 40: "God meant it for good" (August 28, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 39: "Whom thy brethren shall praise" (August 21, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 38: "The Son of the Right Hand" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 37: "The land of our Fathers" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 36: "Every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 35: "The fame thereof was heard in Pharaohs house" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 34: "Whose hand the cup is found" (July 12, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 31: "Dreamer of dreams" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 30: "In the Vine were three branches" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 29: "In the house of his Master" (July 12, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 28: "He thought her a harlot" (July 12, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 27: "Twins were in her womb" (July 12, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 26: "They dipped the coat in the blood" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 25: "The generations of Jacob" (August 17, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 24: "Arise go up to Bethel" (August 18, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 23: "The strange gods which were in their hand" (August 18, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 22: "Receive my present at my hand" (August 18, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 21: "Deliver me from the hand of my brother" (August 18, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 20: "It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt" (August 19, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 19: "Into the hand of his sons" (August 19, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 18: "Eye for an eye" (August 19, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 17: "The days of the wheat harvest" (August 19, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 16: "The labor of my hands" (August 19, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 15: "Make me savory meat" (July 12, 2013)
- Awesome Hands - part 14: "Despised his birthright" (October 13, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 13: "Hinder me Not" (September 22, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 12: "Put thy hand under my thigh" (September 15, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 11: "Satan stood up" (August 25, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 10: "Thy walls are continually before me" (August 4, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 108: "Heave Offering" (January 11, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - part 107: "Breast and Wave Offering" (November 25, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 106: "Offerings as it pertains to bread" (October 26, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 105: "Rams" (October 5, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 103: "Hallowed priests" (August 3, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 102: "A work with no sweat" (August 1, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 101: "Garments of Consecration" (July 14, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 100: "Brass in the outer court" (June 29, 2016)
- Awesome Hands - part 09: "Lightning in His Hands" (July 14, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 08: "Thou hast magnified Thy mercy" (June 30, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 07: "New Name" (June 16, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 06: "What will thou give me" (May 26, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 05: "So that you will be a blessing" (May 19, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 04: "The raven and the Dove" (May 5, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 03: "The Law of Moses Prophets and Psalms" (May 5, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 02 (April 28, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - part 01 (April 28, 2012)
- Awesome Hands - Part 115: "Thy brothers blood crieth from the ground" (April 21, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 114: "Wash your hands and your feet" (March 31, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 113: "The women did spin with their hands" (March 17, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 112: "The Golden Calf" - part 2 (March 10, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 111: "The Golden Calf" (February 22, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 110: "The Brazen Basin" (February 3, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 109: "The Garment of Christ as examined in the priesthood" (January 20, 2017)
- Awesome Hands - Part 104: "Bullocks" (September 14, 2016)