The Blessings of a Healthy Family


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Introduction

A healthy, functional family has a hardworking undisputed husband and head of the family. Under that head is a submissive, hardworking mother and wife who works with her head to guide and direct all the children who come of the union of the head and the mother of that family. Under that mother are the children of the family – brothers and sisters, older more mature children and younger less mature children. In a healthy, functional family the children love and appreciate and are very grateful for all the hard work done by their parents for the good of the whole family.
Nothing matures and strengthens a man and a woman more than rearing a healthy, functional family by loving each other and thereby setting an example for their children. The children of this family watch as their parents resist the temptations of life, remaining faithful to the doctrines of the God they worship and to each other. They strive to never waver, but when and if they do make mistakes, they are quick to acknowledge those mistakes and correct themselves before each other and before their watchful children who know the parents and who they really are.
The family structure is the very best environment in which to rear children. If those children are blessed with parents who fear God and love one another, they will be very happy to tell any who ask that they are the children of their very honorable parents. The children of a healthy, functional family are the heirs of blessings which cannot be given a price tag. Their inheritance in invaluable. They are bequeathed the biblical example of the relationship which Christ has with His Father, who is also Christ’s Head, just as a husband is the head of his wife. Christ is not a kind of neck which turns the head. Christ is a type of neck which does as it is instructed by His Head.

1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

How we show the name of our Father

The whole family in heaven and in earth bears the name of the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and ‘speaks of that which is not as though it were’.

Rom 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

In time Christ will be “the Father of many nations”. Until that time, we are His children. We are in His family if He is living His life within us. As such, we bear His name, and in time, we will be filled with His fullness at “the redemption of the purchased possession”, the resurrection from among the dead. Until that day, we bear our Father’s name by how we conduct our lives.

Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Mat 5:47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Act 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Luk 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

As hated a doctrine as it is, “the house and linage (family) of David” is now taken from those who are outward Jews, and it has been given to those who are inward Jews.

Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Here are some of the blessings promised to that “one body”, the true “seed of Abraham”.

Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 18:17 And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
Gen 18:18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Gen 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Who is this “Abraham” who is made to know what God is doing? Who will be a blessing to those who bless him, and a curse to those who curse him; in whom “all the nations of the earth will be blessed”; who will “command His children and His household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord”? Here is that true “Abraham”, and here are his true children.

Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

The only people who are Abraham’s true children are those who are in Christ, simply because Christ is Abraham’s Father.

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting [ Greek – olawn, age] Father, The Prince of Peace.

Christ informs us all of this Truth:

Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

So if we are the children of Abraham, we are the children of God, and if we are the children of God, then we are the children of “the everlasting Father”, Christ.

Psa 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psa 127:4 As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
Psa 127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate. (Revised Version)

Christ has His quiver full of His children, and they too, are “as arrows in the hand of a mighty man, [ and] they shall speak with the enemies in the gate”. But they do so as a powerful and influential family, and it is the fact that they are the family of God that places the fear of God’s children, upon the enemy “in the gate”.

Gen 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round abou them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

It was “in the gate” that court was held, and that is where judgment was passed upon the guilty.

Psa 2:1 Why do the nations rage, and the peoples imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psa 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psa 2:5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure:
Psa 2:6 Yet I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Psa 2:7 I will tell of the decree: the LORD said unto me, Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee.
Psa 2:8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the nations for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Psa 2:10 Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Psa 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psa 2:12 Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, for his wrath will soon be kindled. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Who are the heathen?

If we read “the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing” and picture in our minds the Roman soldiers and the Jewish priests crucifying our Lord, then we have no idea who are the heathen who “rage.. and… imagine vain things”. It is right here that we once again need to remind ourselves that being placed into the family of God requires that we must realize that it is we who must “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Mat 4:4); That “all things present and all lthings to come are ours” (1Co 3:21-22, and that “there is one event to all men”.

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

How do we come to be in the family of God? Are any of us just naturally born “in Christ… Abraham’s children, doing the works of Abraham”? Absolutely not! We must first be “the heathen” who rage against our Lord and His Christ”. We are all first born as mere beasts, who worship the dragon which gives us our throne and great power.

Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The two families we must all live with

Here are some words which have proceeded out of the mouth of God which we will all live by, before we can enter into the family of God. We are all first, by birth into bodies of sinful flesh and blood, beasts who worship the dragon and are of “our father the devil”.

Joh 8:31 then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Joh 8:33 They answered unto him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
Joh 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Joh 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Joh 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Joh 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

So we are first members in the family of Abraham’s seed which seeks to kill Christ, and has no place within us for Christ’s Word. Then we come to be the seed of Abraham which “does the works of Abraham”. We all think we are those who are ‘doing the works of Abraham’ even as we cannot accept the words of Christ. While we are in this family, we are blessed in living as this family lives, and we think all along that we are Abraham’s seed which does the works of Abraham.

Jer 7:8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
Jer 7:9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
Jer 7:10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

In this family we ask “what will the Lord permit me to get by with?” In this family we say “let us sin that grace may abound.”

Mal 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

But we are not “delivered” to “work wickedness and tempt God”. In this part of our walk, we are “carnal… babes in Christ” without a clue what spirit is motivating us. This is our old man at his zenith, and this is the fate of him and his entire family:

Jer 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
Jer 7:17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
Jer 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Jer 7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
Jer 7:20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

The second “seed of Abraham”, the second family of all mankind

Joh 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, if ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:58 Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Christ is Abraham’s Creator. He was “before Abraham”, and it is Christ who is the true “Father of the faithful”, through whom we are “heirs according to the promise”.
what is the promise to which we are heirs as the seed of Abraham? Paul mentions “these promises” given those who are Christ’s.

2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2Co 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Why does Paul feel compelled to implore these Corinthians to receive him? Why does he feel constrained to remind them that he “has wronged no man, corruted no man, and defrauded no man”? He had just admonished us all to “cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holines in the fear of God”. Why is he giving this admonition? Here is why. It is found in the verses immediately preceding these first verses of chapter seven.

2Co 6:11 O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
2Co 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
2Co 6:13 Now for a recompence in the same, ( I speak as unto my children) be ye also enlarged.
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

We are the children of our heavenly Father. We are His sons and daughters. What kind of Father would He be if He permitted us to be “unequally yoked together with unbelievers”? What healthy, functional family fellowships with unrighteousness, has communion with darkness, has any accord with Belial, has any part with infidels, has any agreement with idols? The answer is: no functional family remains in the temple of Babylon while claiming to be separate from Babylon. Paul, speaking to us as his own children, reminds us that we are to separate ourselves from idols and “touch not the unclean thing”. Only under those circumstances will our heavenly Father “receive us, (and be) a Father to us, and give us to be His sons and daughters”.
It was Paul’s concern for the welfare of all of us which causes us to reject his doctrines, and which cause him to feel constrained to remind us that his admonition to strive for perfection “wrongs no man, corrupts no man, and defrauds no man”. What both Paul and Christ do is to admonish us to press toward perfection and “the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus” (Php 3:14).

2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2Co 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Our natural man rejects Christ’s doctrine that “every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof on the day of judgement” as totally unrealistic, fanatical, and physically impossible for the flesh to even so much as strive to achieve.

Mat 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Is Christ’s doctrine that “every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” in some way “wrong, corrupt, or defraud any man”? Of course, it doesn not! Today is that “day of judgment in which every idle will be given accounting of” for those who are now a part of the house and temple of God. Those are words which urge us to strive for perfection, knowing that there will always be room of improvement while we are yet in these marred vessels of clay.
Was christ being fanatical? Or was He urging us to strive for perfection, knowing that perfection requires the relinquishing of these vessels of clay.
Late in his ministry, the apostle Paul was inspired to pen these words:

Php 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Php 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

A healthy family works together for the good of the family

Rom 1:12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.

If we are part of the family of God, we are comforted together, and we rejoice together. No one in a healthy family envies another family member’s blessings. A family rejoices with the blessings of every member of the family.

Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

So what are the blessings of being part of a healthy, functional spiritual family? Here is what Christ tells us:

Mat 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

So our heavenly Father knows how to give good things to us, and at the same time we are heirs of God and joint heirs of Christ only “if so be that we suffer with him”. Is that part of the “good things your Father in Heaven gives to them that ask Him?”
Let’s ask another question, and maybe we can begin to see the Truth of what is and what is not “the goodness of God” and what is and what is not good for us all. Let us ask, does a father truly love his children when he deprives them of the trials of life? The answer is a definite, “no, he does not”. He may think he is loving his children by sheltering them from the trials he himself endured, but the truth is that a father who gives his children all they want or ask for is doing them the greatest disservice he could do for them. A loving father makes certain that his children carry their own weight, appreciate the hard work that is required to earn a living in the competitive, dog- eat- dog world of the beast we call mankind.
Part of the glory that Christ’s elect will experience is being, with their Lord, a “kind of firstfruits” who will be used, just as their older brother is, as the saviors of those who will be saved at a later day.

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believd God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

It is a gift from God to be given mercy through the unbelief of the masses of Christianity. This gift is a good gift. It is “the goodness of God which leads us to repentance”, but no one comes to repentance willingly. We are all dragged to bow before our Lord and beg His forgiveness.

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

Now let’s learn what the scriptures mean by “the goodness of God” and the “good gifts” He gives to those who ask Him. Let’s learn what the good things and the “goodness of God” are for which He commands us to be grateful.

Psa 107:21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
Psa 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Psa 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

There it is! That is how a loving heavenly Father works with His children. that is what He has decreed brings us all to repentance. Our storns are all “the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the depths” of our lives. It is He who “commands and raises the stormy wind, and lifts up the waves thereof”. It is He who brings us “to our wits’ end”. Only then do we “cry unto the Lord in our trouble”, and only then does He “bring us out of our distresses”.
What does our Lord command us to do to Him for these “wonderful works to the children of men”? Here is His own answer to that question.

Psa 107:21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

And that is what we see in Paul’s epistles. As a family we all rejoice, even in the trial of our faith.

Php 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all
Php 2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

True to biblical form, God’s favor is shown only upon those who are of His second family. The first is always rejected, be it Cain, Ishmael, Esau and even Joseph’s ten brothers by all of Jacob’s wives but the two youngest sons by his second wife.

Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the sone of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

What are the blessings of being the favorite child?

2Co 6:1 We then, [ as] workers together [ with him], beseech [ you] also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2Co 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
2Co 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
2Co 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2Co 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
2Co 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
2Co 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
2Co 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
2Co 6:9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
2Co 6:10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

This too, is “the wonderful works of God to the children of men”. It is all done for the family of God.

Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

But in the end, this is the fruit of it all;

Psa 115:11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
Psa 115:12 The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.
Psa 115:13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.
Psa 115:14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
Psa 115:15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Psa 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
Zec 2:9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
Zec 2:10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
Zec 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.


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