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Pastor Larry Dela Cruz



Our Lord God is almighty. He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth.
His Sovereign power is over all and above all the heavens and the earth.
Nothing escapes His eyes and attention. Nothing is hidden before Him. He
brings help and He brings down. He takes and gives life. He destroys and He
builds. Everything He does is according to His rightful acts and judgments
among the sons of men. Our God is our greatest ally and He too can be our
worst enemy. We have a righteous, just and loving God who desires that His
people walk in His ways. It is He who said, Blessings if you obey and curse if
you disobey. Obedience is better than sacrifice. God knows what is for our
own good. Continuous rebellion brings judgment but obedience brings favor
and blessings. The LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek
Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

Knowing the LORD and how He works and deals with us and the world
around us inspire, move and lift our faith that we have a marvelous, almighty
and powerful God on our side. He is a God who is at work in the midst of His
people and children specially those who fear Him and walk in truth. We work
wonders through and with Him. He can do things that are impossible within
our own reach, knowledge and strength.

See, I have set before you today LIFE and PROSPERITY, and DEATH
and ADVERSITY; in that I COMMAND you today to LOVE the LORD your
God, to WALK in His ways and to KEEP His commandments and His statutes
and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the LORD your
God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
Deut 30:15-16

Thus says the LORD, Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let
not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his
riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows
Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and
righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things, declares the LORD.
Jer 9:23-24

Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by
Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for
You, Jer 32:17


The sovereign god

1. God works and wills

2. God interferes in the events of man

3. God equips, gives the skill, ability

and wisdom

4. God raises up

5. God moves on nature

6. God builds and tears down nations

7. God stirs and moves the hearts

8. God blesses and prospers

9. God delivers

10. God gives victory


12. God brings judgment and disaster

13. God destroys the wicked



16. God judges the world


The Sovereign God

Our Great God is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe and all of the Heavens
and the Earth and everything in it.

Ps 24:1
The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains,
The world, and those who dwell in it.

Ps 103:19
The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.

Jer 27:5
I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the
earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to
the one who is pleasing in My sight.

Act 17:24-28
The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and
earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands;
nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He
Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things;
and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face
of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of
their habitation,
that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us;
for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have
said, For we also are His children.

Rom 9:18-21
So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He
You will say to me then, Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?
On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing
molded will not say to the molder, Why did you make me like this, will it?
Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump
one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

God works and wills

Deut 32:39
See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

1 Chrn 29:11-12
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the
victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth;
Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all,
and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to
make great and to strengthen everyone.

2 Chrn 25:8
But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring
you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring

Is 14:24,27
The LORD of hosts has sworn saying, Surely, just as I have intended so it has
happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand,
For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it?
And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?

Is 43:13
Even from eternity I am He,
And there is none who can deliver out of My hand;
I act and who can reverse it?

Is 44:24-28
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the
I, the LORD, am the maker of all things,
Stretching out the heavens by Myself
And spreading out the earth all alone,
Causing the omens of boasters to fail,
Making fools out of diviners,
Causing wise men to draw back
And turning their knowledge into foolishness,
Confirming the word of His servant
And performing the purpose of His messengers.
It is I who says of Jerusalem, She shall be inhabited!
And of the cities of Judah, They shall be built.
And I will raise up her ruins again.
It is I who says to the depth of the sea, Be dried up!

And I will make your rivers dry.
It is I who says of Cyrus, He is My shepherd!
And he will perform all My desire.
And he declares of Jerusalem, She will be built,
And of the temple, Your foundation will be laid.

Is 45:7
The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing well-being and creating calamity;
I am the LORD who does all these.

Jer 31:28
As I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to
overthrow, to destroy and to bring disaster, so I will watch over
them to build and to plant,declares the LORD.

Hag 2:21-22
Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, I am going to shake the
heavens and the earth.
I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the
power of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots
and their riders, and the horses and their riders will go down, everyone by
the sword of another.

God interferes in the events of man

Ps. 33:10

The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
The plans of His heart from generation to generation.

Is 19:2-16
I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian
brother will fight against brother,
neighbor against neighbor,
city against city,
kingdom against kingdom.
The Egyptians will lose heart,
and I will bring their plans to nothing;
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
the mediums and the spiritists.
I will hand the Egyptians over
to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,
declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.

The waters of the river will dry up,
and the riverbed will be parched and dry.
The canals will stink;
the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.
The reeds and rushes will wither,
also the plants along the Nile,
at the mouth of the river.
Every sown field along the Nile
will become parched, will blow away and be no more.
The fishermen will groan and lament,
all who cast hooks into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
will pine away.
Those who work with combed flax will despair,
the weavers of fine linen will lose hope.
The workers in cloth will be dejected,
and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.

The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
I am one of the wise men,
a disciple of the ancient kings?
Where are your wise men now?
Let them show you and make known
what the LORD Almighty
has planned against Egypt.
The officials of Zoan have become fools,
the leaders of Memphis are deceived;
the cornerstones of her peoples
have led Egypt astray.
The LORD has poured into them

a spirit of dizziness;
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
There is nothing Egypt can do
head or tail, palm branch or reed.
In that day the Egyptians will be like women. They will shudder with fear
at the uplifted hand that the LORD Almighty raises against them.

2 Chrn 10:12-15
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king
had directed, saying, Return to me on the third day.
The king answered them harshly, and King Rehoboam forsook the counsel of
the elders.
He spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, My father
made your yoke heavy, but I will add to it; my father disciplined you with whips, but
I will discipline you with scorpions.
So the king did not listen to the people, for it was a turn of
events from God that the LORD might establish His word, which He
spoke through Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

2 Chrn 11:4,
Thus says the LORD, You shall not go up or fight against your
relatives; return every man to his house, for this thing is from Me. So
they listened to the words of the LORD and returned from going against

2 Chrn 13:13-20
But Jeroboam had set an ambush to come from the rear, so that Israel was in
front of Judah and the ambush was behind them.
When Judah turned around, behold, they were attacked both front and rear; so
they cried to the LORD, and the priests blew the trumpets.
Then the men of Judah raised a war cry, and when the men of Judah raised the
war cry, then it was that God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah
and Judah.
When the sons of Israel fled before Judah, God gave them into
their hand.
Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter, so that 500,000
chosen men of Israel fell slain.
Thus the sons of Israel were subdued at that time, and the sons of Judah
conquered because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Abijah pursued Jeroboam and captured from him several cities, Bethel with its
villages, Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.
Jeroboam did not again recover strength in the days of Abijah; and
the LORD struck him and he died.

2 Chrn 25:7-8, 14-23

But a man of God came to him saying, O king, do not let the army of
Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel nor with any of the sons of

But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will bring
you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to bring
Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought the gods
of the sons of Seir, set them up as his gods, bowed down before them and
burned incense to them.
Then the anger of the LORD burned against Amaziah, and He sent him a
prophet who said to him, Why have you sought the gods of the people who have not
delivered their own people from your hand?
As he was talking with him, the king said to him, Have we appointed you a royal
counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down? Then the prophet stopped and
said, I know that God has planned to destroy you, because you have done
this and have not listened to my counsel.

Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz
the son of Jehu, the king of Israel, saying, Come, let us face each other.
Joash the king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thorn bush
which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, Give your
daughter to my son in marriage. But there passed by a wild beast that was in
Lebanon and trampled the thorn bush.
You said, Behold, you have defeated Edom. And your heart has become proud in
boasting. Now stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even
you, would fall and Judah with you?
But Amaziah would not listen, for it was from God, that He might deliver
them into the hand of Joash because they had sought the gods of Edom.
So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced each
other at Beth-shemesh, which belonged to Judah.
Judah was defeated by Israel, and they fled each to his tent.
Then Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the
son of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to
Jerusalem and tore down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to
the Corner Gate, 400 cubits.

2 Chrn 36:22-23
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persiain order to fulfill the word of the
LORD by the mouth of Jeremiahthe LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of
Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put
it in writing, saying,
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me
all the kingdoms of the earth, and He has appointed me to build Him a house
in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever there is among you of all His
people, may the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!

God equips, gives the skill, ability

and wisdom

Ex 4:10 -14
Then Moses said to the LORD, Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither
recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow
of speech and slow of tongue.
The LORD said to him, Who has made mans mouth? Or who makes him mute
or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the LORD?
Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what
you are to say.
But he said, Please, Lord, now send the message by whomever You will.

Aaron to Be Moses Mouthpiece

Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, Is there not your
brother Aaron the Levite? I know that he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he
is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
You are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I,
even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach you
what you are to do.

Ex 31:1-6
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in
knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,
to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,
and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may
work in all kinds of craftsmanship.
And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of
Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I
have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

Num 11:16-17
The LORD therefore said to Moses, Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of
Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring
them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of
the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they
shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not
bear it all alone.

1Kin 3:7-14
Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my
father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come
Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people
who are too many to be numbered or counted.

So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to
discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of
It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.
God said to him, Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for
yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life
of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a
wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before
you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that
there will not be any among the kings like you all your days.
If you walk in My ways, keeping My statutes and commandments, as your father
David walked, then I will prolong your days.

Jer 1:4 -10

Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
And before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.
Then I said, Alas, Lord GOD!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
Because I am a youth.
But the LORD said to me,
Do not say, I am a youth,
Because everywhere I send you, you shall go,
And all that I command you, you shall speak.
Do not be afraid of them,
For I am with you to deliver you, declares the LORD.
Then the LORD stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and
the LORD said to me,
Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the
To pluck up and to break down,
To destroy and to overthrow,
To build and to plant.
Dan 1:17
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every
branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions
and dreams.

Dan 2:20-23
Daniel said,
Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
It is He who changes the times and the epochs;
He removes kings and establishes kings;

He gives wisdom to wise men
And knowledge to men of understanding.
To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,
For You have given me wisdom and power;
Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You,
For You have made known to us the kings matter.

1Cor 12:1-11
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord.
There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all
But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the
word of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one
and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to
another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and
to another the interpretation of tongues.
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each
one individually just as He wills.

Js 1:5
JAS 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all
generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

God raises up

Deut 18:15, 18
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you,
from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put
My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

I Sam 2:35
But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is
in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk
before My anointed always.

1Kin 14:7-14
Go, say to Jeroboam, Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Because I exalted
you from among the people and made you leader over My people Israel,
and tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you
yet you have not been like My servant David, who kept My commandments
and who followed Me with all his heart, to do only that which was right in
My sight;
you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and have gone
and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to
anger, and have cast Me behind your back
therefore behold, I am bringing calamity on the house of Jeroboam, and will
cut off from Jeroboam every male person, both bond and free in Israel, and I will
make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, as one sweeps away dung until it is
all gone.
Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who
dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the LORD has spoken it.
Now you, arise, go to your house. When your feet enter the city the child will die.
All Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he alone of Jeroboams family will
come to the grave, because in him something good was found toward the LORD God
of Israel in the house of Jeroboam.
Moreover, the LORD will raise up for Himself a king over Israel who will
cut off the house of Jeroboam this day and from now on.

1Kin 15:4
But for Davids sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, to raise up
his son after him and to establish Jerusalem;

Ezr 9:9
For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not forsaken us, but has
extended lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving
to raise up the house of our God, to restore its ruins and to give us a wall in
Judah and Jerusalem.

Is 29:3
I will camp against you encircling you,
And I will set siegeworks against you,
And I will raise up battle towers against you.

Amos 6:14
For behold, I am going to raise up a nation against you,
O house of Israel, declares the LORD God of hosts,
And they will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath
To the brook of the Arabah.

2Sam 12:1-14
Then the LORD sent Nathan to David. And he came to him and said,
There were two men in one city, the one rich and the other poor.
The rich man had a great many flocks and herds.
But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought and nourished;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat of his bread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom,
And was like a daughter to him.
Now a traveler came to the rich man,
And he was unwilling to take from his own flock or his own herd,
To prepare for the wayfarer who had come to him;
Rather he took the poor mans ewe lamb and prepared it for the man
who had come to him.
Then Davids anger burned greatly against the man, and he
said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this
deserves to die.
He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had
no compassion.
Nathan then said to David, You are the man! Thus says the LORD God of
Israel, It is I who anointed you king over Israel and it is I who delivered
you from the hand of Saul.
I also gave you your masters house and your masters wives into your
care, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too
little, I would have added to you many more things like these!
Why have you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in His sight?
You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, have taken his wife
to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.
Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you
have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your
Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you
from your own household; I will even take your wives before your eyes
and give them to your companion, and he will lie with your wives in
broad daylight.
Indeed you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and
under the sun.

Then David said to Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said to
David, The LORD also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.
However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the
LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.
So Nathan went to his house.
Then the LORD struck the child that Uriahs widow bore to David, so
that he was very sick.

Is 44:26
Confirming the word of His servant
And performing the purpose of His messengers.
It is I who says of Jerusalem, She shall be inhabited!
And of the cities of Judah, They shall be built.
And I will raise up her ruins again.

Is 49:6
He says, It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also make You a light of the nations
So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.

God moves on nature

Ps 107:25-29,33-38
For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths;
Their soul melted away in their misery.
They reeled and staggered like a drunken man,
And were at their wits end.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves of the sea were hushed.

He changes rivers into a wilderness
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water;
And there He makes the hungry to dwell,
So that they may establish an inhabited city,
And sow fields and plant vineyards,
And gather a fruitful harvest.
Also He blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease.

Ex 14:21-22
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea
back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the
waters were divided.
The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the
waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

2 Kng 2:19-22,
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold now, the situation of this city is
pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful.
He said, Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it. So they brought it to him.
He went out to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, Thus says the
LORD, I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or
unfruitfulness any longer.
So the waters have been purified to this day, according to the word of Elisha
which he spoke.

2 Kng 8:1
Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise
and go with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD
has called for a famine, and it will even come on the land for seven years.

Jon 1:4, 17
The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm on the
sea so that the ship was about to break up.

And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the
stomach of the fish three days and three nights.

Jon 2:10
Then the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry

Jon 4:6-8
So the LORD God appointed a plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade
over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was extremely happy
about the plant.
But God appointed a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked
the plant and it withered.
When the sun came up God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun
beat down on Jonahs head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul
to die, saying, Death is better to me than life.

Heb 12:25-26
See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape
when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who
turn away from Him who warns from heaven.
And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, YET ONCE
This expression, Yet once more, denotes the removing of those things which can
be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may

God builds and tears down nations

Ps 46:8-9,
Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.

Ps 80:8
You removed a vine from Egypt;
You drove out the nations and planted it.

Is 13:3-5
I have commanded My consecrated ones,
I have even called My mighty warriors,
My proudly exulting ones,
To execute My anger.
A sound of tumult on the mountains,
Like that of many people!
A sound of the uproar of kingdoms,
Of nations gathered together!
The LORD of hosts is mustering the army for battle.
They are coming from a far country,
From the farthest horizons,
The LORD and His instruments of indignation,
To destroy the whole land.

Is 19:1-4,17
The oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to
The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
So I will incite Egyptians against Egyptians;
And they will each fight against his brother and each against his
City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them;
And I will confound their strategy,
So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead
And to mediums and spiritists.
Moreover, I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a cruel
master, and a mighty king will rule over them, declares the Lord GOD
of hosts.

In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in
dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to
wave over them.
The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt; everyone to whom it
is mentioned will be in dread of it, because of the purpose of the LORD of

hosts which He is purposing against them.

Jer 1:14-16
Then the LORD said to me, Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the
inhabitants of the land.
For, behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north,
declares the LORD; and they will come and they will set each one his
throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls
round about and against all the cities of Judah.
I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby
they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the
works of their own hands.

Jer 5:15-19
Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, O house of
Israel, declares the LORD.
It is an enduring nation,
It is an ancient nation,
A nation whose language you do not know,
Nor can you understand what they say.
Their quiver is like an open grave,
All of them are mighty men.
They will devour your harvest and your food;
They will devour your sons and your daughters;
They will devour your flocks and your herds;
They will devour your vines and your fig trees;
They will demolish with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust.
Yet even in those days, declares the LORD, I will not make you a complete
It shall come about when they say, Why has the LORD our God done
all these things to us? then you shall say to them, As you have forsaken
Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you will serve strangers
in a land that is not yours.

Jer 34:1-3, 17, 22

The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon and all his army, with all the kingdoms of the earth that were under his
dominion and all the peoples, were fighting against Jerusalem and against all its
cities, saying,
Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Go and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah and
say to him: Thus says the LORD, Behold, I am giving this city into the hand of
the king of Babylon, and he will burn it with fire.
You will not escape from his hand, for you will surely be
captured and delivered into his hand; and you will see the king of
Babylon eye to eye, and he will speak with you face to face, and you
will go to Babylon.

Therefore thus says the LORD, You have not obeyed Me in
proclaiming release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor.
Behold, I am proclaiming a release to you, declares the LORD, to the sword,

to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a terror to all the
kingdoms of the earth.

Behold, I am going to command, declares the LORD, and I will bring them
back to this city; and they will fight against it and take it and burn it with fire; and I
will make the cities of Judah a desolation without inhabitant.

Jer 51:11
Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
For it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple.

Ezek 30:22-26
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against Pharaoh king of
Egypt and will break his arms, both the strong and the broken; and I will
make the sword fall from his hand.
I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among
the lands.
For I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon and put My sword in
his hand; and I will break the arms of Pharaoh, so that he will groan before
him with the groanings of a wounded man.
Thus I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh
will fall. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I put My sword into the
hand of the king of Babylon and he stretches it out against the land of Egypt.
When I scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the
lands, then they will know that I am the LORD.

God stirs and moves the hearts

Ex 3:16-22

Go and gather the elders of Israel together and say to them, The LORD, the God
of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me, saying,
I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you in Egypt.
So I said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the
Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the
Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey.
They will pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will
come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, The LORD, the God of the
Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days journey into the
wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under
So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My miracles which
I shall do in the midst of it; and after that he will let you go.
I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be
that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.
But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her
house, articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on
your sons and daughters. Thus you will plunder the Egyptians.

Ex 4:21, 7:3, 14:4, 17

The LORD said to Moses, When you go back to Egypt see that you perform
before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have put in your power; but I will harden
his heart so that he will not let the people go.

But I will harden Pharaohs heart that I may multiply My signs and My

wonders in the land of Egypt.

Thus I will harden Pharaohs heart, and he will chase after them; and I
will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will
know that I am the LORD. And they did so.

As for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so
that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through
Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen.

Ezr 1:2-4
Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me
all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house
in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Whoever there is among you of all His people, may his God be with him! Let him
go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of
Israel; He is the God who is in Jerusalem.
Every survivor, at whatever place he may live, let the men of that place support
him with silver and gold, with goods and cattle, together with a freewill offering for
the house of God which is in Jerusalem.

Ezr 6:22
And they observed the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the
LORD had caused them to rejoice, and had turned the heart of the king of

Assyria toward them to encourage them in the work of the house of God, the God
of Israel.

Ezr 7:27-28
Blessed be the LORD, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this
in the kings heart, to adorn the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem,
and has extended lovingkindness to me before the king and his counselors and
before all the kings mighty princes. Thus I was strengthened according to the hand
of the LORD my God upon me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with

Rev 17:14-18
These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them,
because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the
called and chosen and faithful.
And he *said to me, The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples
and multitudes and nations and tongues.
And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and
will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with
For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a
common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words
of God will be fulfilled.
The woman whom you saw is the great city, which reigns over the kings of the

God blesses and prospers

Prov 10:22
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich,
And He adds no sorrow to it.

Is 2:7
1SA 2:7
The LORD makes poor and rich;
He brings low, He also exalts.

Gen 24:34-35
So he said, I am Abrahams servant.
The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become rich; and
He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and
maids, and camels and donkeys.

Gen 28:10-15
Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set;
and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in
that place.
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top
reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and
descending on it.
And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, I am the LORD, the God of your
father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it
to you and to your descendants.
Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to
the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your
descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring
you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have
promised you.

Gen 32:9, 12
Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD,
who said to me, Return to your country and to your relatives, and I will prosper

For You said, I will surely prosper you and make your descendants as the
sand of the sea, which is too great to be numbered.

Ps 105:16-24
And He called for a famine upon the land;
He broke the whole staff of bread.
He sent a man before them,
Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
They afflicted his feet with fetters,
He himself was laid in irons;
Until the time that his word came to pass,
The word of the LORD tested him.

The king sent and released him,
The ruler of peoples, and set him free.
He made him lord of his house
And ruler over all his possessions,
To imprison his princes at will,
That he might teach his elders wisdom.
Israel also came into Egypt;
Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.
And He caused His people to be very fruitful,
And made them stronger than their adversaries.

Gen 39:2-4, 21-23

The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in
the house of his master, the Egyptian.
Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused
all that he did to prosper in his hand.
So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made
him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge.

But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave
him favor in the sight of the chief jailer.
The chief jailer committed to Josephs charge all the prisoners who were in the jail;
so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.
The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Josephs charge because the
LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper.

2Sam 3:1
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and
David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.

2 Chrn 15:1 -19

The Prophet Azariah Warns Asa
Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded,
and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and
Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him,
He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching priest and
without law.
But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him,
and He let them find Him.
In those times there was no peace to him who went out or to him who came in,
for many disturbances afflicted all the inhabitants of the lands.
Nation was crushed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every
kind of distress.
But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your

Asas Reforms
Now when Asa heard these words and the prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded
the prophet spoke, he took courage and removed the abominable idols from

all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the
hill country of Ephraim. He then restored the altar of the LORD which was in
front of the porch of the LORD.
He gathered all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and
Simeon who resided with them, for many defected to him from Israel when
they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asas
They sacrificed to the LORD that day 700 oxen and 7,000 sheep from the spoil
they had brought.
They entered into the covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with
all their heart and soul;
and whoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death,
whether small or great, man or woman.
Moreover, they made an oath to the LORD with a loud voice, with shouting,
with trumpets and with horns.
All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole
heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD
gave them rest on every side.
He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen
mother, because she had made a horrid image as an Asherah, and Asa cut down her
horrid image, crushed it and burned it at the brook Kidron.
But the high places were not removed from Israel; nevertheless Asas heart
was blameless all his days.
He brought into the house of God the dedicated things of his father and his own
dedicated things: silver and gold and utensils.
And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asas reign.

2 Chrn 17:1 -13

Jehoshaphat his son then became king in his place, and made his position over
Israel firm.
He placed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of
Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had captured.

His Good Reign

The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the example of his
father Davids earlier days and did not seek the Baals,
but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not
act as Israel did.
So the LORD established the kingdom in his control, and all Judah brought
tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.
He took great pride in the ways of the LORD and again removed the high places
and the Asherim from Judah.
Then in the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah,
Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel,
Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with
them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
They taught in Judah, having the book of the law of the LORD with them;
and they went throughout all the cities of Judah and taught among the

Now the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands which were
around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.
Some of the Philistines brought gifts and silver as tribute to Jehoshaphat; the
Arabians also brought him flocks, 7,700 rams and 7,700 male goats.
So Jehoshaphat grew greater and greater, and he built fortresses and store
cities in Judah.
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in

Dan 4:24-37
this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which
has come upon my lord the king:
that you be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with
the beasts of the field, and you be given grass to eat like cattle and be
drenched with the dew of heaven; and seven periods of time will pass over
you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of
mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.
And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your
kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your
sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor,
in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.

The Vision Fulfilled

All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king.
Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon.
The king reflected and said, Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have
built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my
While the word was in the kings mouth, a voice came from heaven, saying,
King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed
from you,
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with
the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of
time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm
of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.
Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was
driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was
drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles feathers and
his nails like birds claws.
But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward
heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and
praised and honored Him who lives forever;
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of earth;
And no one can ward off His hand
Or say to Him, What have You done?
At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and

splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my
counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was
reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added
to me.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of
heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to
humble those who walk in pride.

Ezek 36:8-12
But you, O mountains of Israel, you will put forth your branches and bear
your fruit for My people Israel; for they will soon come.
For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you will be cultivated
and sown.
I will multiply men on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be
inhabited and the waste places will be rebuilt.
I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will increase and be
fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will treat
you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.
Yes, I will cause menMy people Israelto walk on you and
possess you, so that you will become their inheritance and never again
bereave them of children.

God battles for us

Ex 14:13-14, 23-28
But Moses said to the people, Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of
the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you
have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.

Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaohs horses, his chariots and
his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea.
At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians
through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians
into confusion.
He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with
difficulty; so the Egyptians said, Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting
for them against the Egyptians.
Then the LORD said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the
waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.
So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal
state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the LORD
overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharaohs
entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained.

Deut 1:29-30
Then I said to you, Do not be shocked, nor fear them.
The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf,
just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,

1 Chrn 5:20-22
They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them
were given into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He
answered their prayers because they trusted in Him.
They took away their cattle: their 50,000 camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys;
and 100,000 men.
For many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they settled in their
place until the exile.

2 Chrn 20:15-18
and he said, Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King
Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, Do not fear or be dismayed because of
this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but Gods.
Tomorrow go down against them. Behold, they will come up by the ascent of Ziz,
and you will find them at the end of the valley in front of the wilderness of Jeruel.
You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation
of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed;
tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.
Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.

2 Chrn 32:7-8
Be strong and courageous, do not fear or be dismayed because of the king of
Assyria nor because of all the horde that is with him; for the one with us is greater
than the one with him.
With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us
and to fight our battles. And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of

1 Sam 17:45-51
Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a
javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the
armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.
This day the LORD will deliver you up into my hands, and I will strike you
down and remove your head from you. And I will give the dead bodies of the
army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the
earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel,
and that all this assembly may know that the LORD does not deliver by
sword or by spear; for the battle is the LORD'S and He will give you into our
Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David,
that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.
And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and
struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank into his forehead, so that he
fell on his face to the ground.
Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck
the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in Davids hand.
Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of
its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that
their champion was dead, they fled.

God delivers

Jer 39:16-18
Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus says the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I am about to bring My words on this city for
disaster and not for prosperity; and they will take place before you on that

But I will deliver you on that day, declares the LORD, and you will not be
given into the hand of the men whom you dread.
For I will certainly rescue you, and you will not fall by the sword; but you will
have your own life as booty, because you have trusted in Me, declares the

1 Chrn. 11:13-14
He was with David at Pasdammim when the Philistines were gathered together
there to battle, and there was a plot of ground full of barley; and the people fled
before the Philistines.
They took their stand in the midst of the plot and defended it, and struck down the
Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great victory.

1 Chrn 14:10-15
David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will
You give them into my hand? Then the LORD said to him, Go up, for I will
give them into your hand.
So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there; and David said,
God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of
waters. Therefore they named that place Baal-perazim.
They abandoned their gods there; so David gave the order and they were burned
with fire.
The Philistines made yet another raid in the valley.
David inquired again of God, and God said to him, You shall not go up
after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the
balsam trees.
It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the
balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out
before you to strike the army of the Philistines.

Act 18:9-10
And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, Do not be afraid any longer,
but go on speaking and do not be silent;
for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I
have many people in this city.

2 Cor 1:9-10
indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in
ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on
whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

2 Tim 3:11
persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and
at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued

2 Tim 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to
His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

God gives victory

Josh 5:13 -14

Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and
looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn
in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, Are you for us or for our

He said, No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, What
has my lord to say to his servant?
The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, Remove your sandals from your
feet, for the place where you are standing is holy. And Joshua did so.

Josh 6:1-2
The Conquest of Jericho
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no
one came in.
The LORD said to Joshua, See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with
its king and the valiant warriors.

Prov 21:31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle,
But victory belongs to the LORD.

Ps. 50:23
He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me;
And to him who orders his way aright
I shall show the salvation of God.

Ps 121:1-2
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

Ps 44:4-8
You are my King, O God;
Command victories for Jacob.
Through You we will push back our adversaries;
Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against
For I will not trust in my bow,
Nor will my sword save me.
But You have saved us from our adversaries,
And You have put to shame those who hate us.
In God we have boasted all day long,
And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah

Ps 60:12
Through God we shall do valiantly,
And it is He who will tread down our adversaries.

2 Chrn. 26:3-5

Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years
in Jerusalem; and his mothers name was Jechiliah of Jerusalem.
He did right in the sight of the LORD according to all that his father Amaziah
had done.
He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding
through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered

Rom. 8:37
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who
loved us.


Gen 20:1-7
Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled
between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.
Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister. So Abimelech king of Gerar sent
and took Sarah.

But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him,
Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken,
for she is married.
Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, will You slay a nation,
even though blameless?
Did he not himself say to me, She is my sister? And she herself said, He is my
brother. In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done
Then God said to him in the dream, Yes, I know that in the integrity of
your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me;
therefore I did not let you touch her.
Now therefore, restore the mans wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you
and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you
and all who are yours.

Num 22:22-35
But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took
his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his
donkey and his two servants were with him.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his drawn
sword in his hand, the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; but
Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back into the way.
Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on
this side and a wall on that side.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself to the wall and
pressed Balaams foot against the wall, so he struck her again.
The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was
no way to turn to the right hand or the left.
When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so
Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.
And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, What
have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?
Then Balaam said to the donkey, Because you have made a mockery of me! If
there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now.
The donkey said to Balaam, Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden all
your life to this day? Have I ever been accustomed to do so to you? And he said,
Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the
LORD standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed
all the way to the ground.
The angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you struck your donkey
these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your
way was contrary to me.
But the donkey saw me and turned aside from me these three times. If she had
not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed you just now, and let her live.
Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned, for I did not know that you
were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing to you, I will turn
But the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, Go with the men, but you shall
speak only the word which I tell you. So Balaam went
along with the leaders of Balak.

Matt 6:13
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is
the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]

Jn 8:34-36
Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the
slave of sin.
The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever.
So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

1Jn 3:5-9
You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no
No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices
righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the
beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of
the devil.
No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him;
and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

1Jn 5:18
We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of
God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in
the power of the evil one.

Jn 17:5
I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil

1Cor 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is
faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but
with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to
endure it.

2Tim 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to
His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

2Thess 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the
evil one.

2Pet 2:9
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep
the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,

Gal 5:16-25
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the
For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for
these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you
But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
GAL 5:19
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity,
idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes,
dissensions, factions,
envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you,
just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit
the kingdom of God.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its
passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Rom 8:1-5
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law
of sin and of death.
For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending
His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned
sin in the flesh,
so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk
according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh,
but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
God brings judgment and disaster

Judg. 2:14-15
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He gave them into the
hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of
their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
Wherever they went, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as
the LORD had spoken and as the LORD had sworn to them, so that they were
severely distressed.

1 Chrn 5:25,26
But they acted treacherously against the God of their fathers and played
the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed
before them.
So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul, king of Assyria, even the
spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away into
exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and
brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.

Is 24:1-6
Behold, the LORD lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface
and scatters its inhabitants.
And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her
mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the
The earth will be completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the
LORD has spoken this word.
The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the
people of the earth fade away.
The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws,
violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.
Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held
guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.

Is 24:17
Terror and pit and snare
Confront you, O inhabitant of the earth.

Is 31:2
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster
And does not retract His words,
But will arise against the house of evildoers
And against the help of the workers of iniquity.

Is 42:23-25
Who among you will give ear to this?
Who will give heed and listen hereafter?
Who gave Jacob up for spoil, and Israel to plunderers?
Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they were not willing to walk,
And whose law they did not obey?
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger
And the fierceness of battle;
And it set him aflame all around,
Yet he did not recognize it;
And it burned him, but he paid no attention.

Is 47:10-11
You felt secure in your wickedness and said,
No one sees me,
Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you;
For you have said in your heart,
I am, and there is no one besides me.
But evil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm away;
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And destruction about which you do not know
Will come on you suddenly.

Ps. 46:8-10
Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has wrought desolations in the earth.
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire.
Cease striving and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Mic 5:15
And I will execute vengeance in anger and wrath
On the nations which have not obeyed.
Ams. 2:2-3
So I will send fire upon Moab
And it will consume the citadels of Kerioth;
And Moab will die amid tumult,
With war cries and the sound of a trumpet.
I will also cut off the judge from her midst
And slay all her princes with him, says the LORD.

Ams 3:6
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
God destroys the wicked

Deut. 9:4-5
Do not say in your heart when the LORD your God has driven them out before
you, Because of my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,
but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is
dispossessing them before you.
It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are
going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations

that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the
oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

2 King 16:3
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass
through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the
LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 King 17:8,11
and walked in the customs of the nations whom the LORD had driven out
before the sons of Israel, and in the customs of the kings of Israel which they had
and there they burned incense on all the high places as the nations did
which the LORD had carried away to exile before them; and they did evil things
provoking the LORD.

Ps. 37:38
But transgressors will be altogether destroyed;
The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.

Ps 145:20-21
The LORD keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the LORD,
And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

God judges His people

Num 25:1 -13

The Sin of Peor
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the
daughters of Moab.
For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate
and bowed down to their gods.
So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry against

The LORD said to Moses, Take all the leaders of the people and execute them
in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the fierce anger of the LORD may
turn away from Israel.
So Moses said to the judges of Israel, Each of you slay his men who have joined
themselves to Baal of Peor.
Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his relatives a
Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of
the sons of Israel, while they were weeping at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he arose
from the midst of the congregation and took a spear in his hand,
and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them
through, the man of Israel and the woman, through the body. So the plague on
the sons of Israel was checked.
Those who died by the plague were 24,000.
The Zeal of Phinehas
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My
wrath from the sons of Israel in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them,
so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy.
Therefore say, Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;
and it shall be for him and his descendants after him, a covenant of a perpetual
priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the sons of

1 Chrn 10:13-14
So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD,
because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because
he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,
and did not inquire of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom
to David the son of Jesse.

2 Sam 24:1,15-16
Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David
against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the
appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba
When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the
LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who destroyed the
people, It is enough! Now relax your hand.

1Kin 11:1-6, 9-14, 23-26

Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of
Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women,
from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel,
You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for
they will surely turn your heart away after their gods. Solomon held fast to
these in love.
He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his
wives turned his heart away.

For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other
gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the LORD his God, as the
heart of David his father had been.
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after Milcom
the detestable idol of the Ammonites.
Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not follow the LORD
fully, as David his father had done.

Now the LORD was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned
away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice,
and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other
gods; but he did not observe what the LORD had commanded.
So the LORD said to Solomon, Because you have done this, and you have
not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will
surely tear the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.
Nevertheless I will not do it in your days for the sake of your father David, but I
will tear it out of the hand of your son.
However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son
for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have

God Raised Adversaries

Then the LORD raised up an adversary to Solomon, Hadad the Edomite; he
was of the royal line in Edom.

God also raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had
fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah.
He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after David
slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayed there, and reigned in
So he was an adversary to Israel all the days of Solomon, along with the evil that
Hadad did; and he abhorred Israel and reigned over Aram.
Then Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomons servant,
whose mothers name was Zeruah, a widow, also rebelled against the king.

1 King 16:29-30, 33
Now Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Asa
king of Judah, and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two
Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD more than all who
were before him.
Ahab also made the Asherah. Thus Ahab did more to provoke the LORD
God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.

2 Chrn 18:17-22, 30-34

Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell you that he would not
prophesy good concerning me, but evil?

Micaiah said, Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on
His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right and on His left.
The LORD said, Who will entice Ahab king of Israel to go up and fall at
Ramoth-gilead? And one said this while another said that.
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, I will entice
him. And the LORD said to him, How?
He said, I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. Then
He said, You are to entice him and prevail also. Go and do so.
Now therefore, behold, the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth
of these your prophets, for the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you.

Ahabs Defeat and Death

Now the king of Aram had commanded the captains of his chariots, saying, Do
not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone.
So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, It is the king
of Israel, and they turned aside to fight against him. But Jehoshaphat cried
out, and the LORD helped him, and God diverted them from him.
When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they
turned back from pursuing him.
A certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a
joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of the chariot, Turn around and
take me out of the fight, for I am severely wounded.
The battle raged that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his
chariot in front of the Arameans until the evening; and at sunset he died.

2 Chrn 22:2-4, 7-9

Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year
in Jerusalem. And his mothers name was Athaliah, the granddaughter of Omri.
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his
counselor to do wickedly.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were
his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.

Now the destruction of Ahaziah was from God, in that he went to Joram. For
when he came, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom
the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.
It came about when Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found
the princes of Judah and the sons of Ahaziahs brothers ministering to Ahaziah, and
slew them.
He also sought Ahaziah, and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria;
they brought him to Jehu, put him to death and buried him. For they said, He is
the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So there was no
one of the house of Ahaziah to retain the power of the kingdom.

But you who forsake the LORD,
Who forget My holy mountain,
Who set a table for Fortune,
And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny,
I will destine you for the sword,
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.

Because I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not hear.
And you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.

God judges unrepentant believers

Act 5:1 -11

Fate of Ananias and Sapphira
But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,
and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wifes full knowledge,
and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles feet.
But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy
Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?

While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it
not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart?
You have not lied to men but to God.
And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and
great fear came over all who heard of it.
The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried
Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not
knowing what had happened.
And Peter responded to her, Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a
price? And she said, Yes, that was the price.
Then Peter said to her, Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of
the Lord to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at
the door, and they will carry you out as well.
And immediately she fell at his feet and breathed her last, and the young
men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her
And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these

Revelation 2:18-23
And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished
bronze, says this:
I know your deeds,
I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and perseverance, and
that your deeds of late are greater than at first.
But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls
herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so
that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her
Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit
adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.
And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know
that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one
of you according to your deeds.

God judges the world

Ps. 9:5-6
You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked;
You have blotted out their name forever and ever.
PS 9:6
The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.

Ps 94:23
He has brought back their wickedness upon them
And will destroy them in their evil;

Jer. 18:7-10
At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom
to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;
if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent
concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom
to build up or to plant it;
if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better
of the good with which I had promised to bless it.

Jer. 25:30-33
Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them:
The LORD will roar from on high;
he will thunder from his holy dwelling
and roar mightily against his land.
He will shout like those who tread the grapes,
shout against all who live on the earth.
The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth,
for the LORD will bring charges against the nations;
he will bring judgment on all mankind
and put the wicked to the sword,
declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD Almighty says:
Look! Disaster is spreading
from nation to nation;
a mighty storm is rising
from the ends of the earth.

At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywherefrom one end of
the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will
be like refuse lying on the ground.

The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws,
violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.
Therefore, a curse devours the earth, and those who live in it are held
guilty. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.
The earth is broken asunder,
The earth is split through,
The earth is shaken violently.
The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard
And it totters like a shack,
For its transgression is heavy upon it,
And it will fall, never to rise again.

Mal. 4:1
For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant
and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them
ablaze, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

2 Thess 1:7 -9
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus
will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do
not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of
the Lord and from the glory of His power,

Rev 19:20 -21

Doom of the Beast and False Prophet
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the
signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of
the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive
into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of
Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.

Rev 20:1 -3
Satan Bound
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a
great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and
Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he
would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed;
after these things he must be released for a short time.

Rev 21:8
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and
immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be
in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Judgment at the Throne of God

Rev 20:11 -15

Then I saw a Great White Throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose
presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the Throne,
and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life;
and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books,
according to their deeds.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up
the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them
according to their deeds.
Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second
death, the Lake of Fire.
And if anyones name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was
thrown into the Lake of Fire.

The New Heaven and Earth

Rev 21:1 -7
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first
earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God
is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people,
and God Himself will be among them,
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be
any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things
have passed away.
And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new. And
He *said, Write, for these words are faithful and true.
Then He said to me, It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and
the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without
He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he
will be My son.

Now glory, honor, praise, power and might to our Great,
Marvelous and Almighty God for His righteous and mighty acts
Forever and ever.