Kraig Josiah Rice
Genesis- The Way I See It

Genesis Chapter Thirty Six
some promises of God

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Kraig J. Rice

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Genesis chapter thirty six also some promises of God
 Chapter 36- Edom, Edomites, and the Amalekites
 Genesis 36:1 - 19 The beginning of the Edomites
 Genesis 36:20 - 30 Beginning of tribes at Mount Seir
 Genesis 36:31 - 36 God keeps His promises
 Some promises of God to bless you

Genesis Chapter Thirty Six
Edom, Edomites, and the Amalekites

"Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom. Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite; and Bashemath Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth. And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel; and Aholibamah bare Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah: these are the sons of Esau, which were born unto him in the land of Canaan. And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle. Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: Esau is Edom. And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir: these are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau. And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, and Kenaz. And Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife. And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. And these were the sons of Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: and she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. These were dukes of the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz the firstborn son of Esau; duke Teman, duke Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and duke Amalek: these are the dukes that came of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these were the sons of Adah. And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife. And these are the sons of Aholibamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke Jaalam, duke Korah: these were the dukes that came of Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. These are the sons of Esau, who is Edom, and these are their dukes"
(Genesis 36:1-19).

The beginning of the Edomites:
Remember that Esau was the father of the Edomites. The name Esau means "he that acts". The name Edom means "red"
(Genesis 25:29-30). Moses, the human author of Genesis, liked to explain the seed or the beginning of things. In this chapter of the bible book of Genesis, he explained the seed or the beginning of the nation of Edom. Later, Edom bordered southern Israel. Esau's ungodly legacy is written here for all to study. The Edomites were partly descended from the godly seed of Shem, Noah's son. This heritage came to them through Esau but they threw away their godly spiritual heritage and embraced Satan. When did that happen? It started when Esau (of godly parents) married "children of men", idol worshipping women of the Horites. That was the same kind of thing that happened before the great flood that nearly extinguished true faith in God from the earth in those days
(Genesis 6:2). Some folks never learn the lessons that God, through His Word, have to offer. They remain willfully ignorant through life. I hope that you and I are spiritually wiser than Esau was.

Note: in verse fifteen, in the English King James translation, are the words "duke" and "dukes". Some interpretations are culturally based for ease of understanding. Those are simply English translation words from the original Hebrew word 'alluwph meaning "chief" and "chiefs". Those Edomite chiefs were mostly heads of households who became heads of tribes along with land and wealth.

In this chapter of the bible book of Genesis, Moses also explained the seed or the beginning of the nation of the Amalekites. The name Amalek means "one that licks up". He was probably named that as a baby- I wonder what the occasion was...Esau is not known as the father of the Amalekites. Why? Because Amalek was the grandson of Esau and not his son. Much later, the tribe of Amalek had war with the Israelites and so did the Edomites.

Did Esau's children love and follow the Lord? I think not. Those folks became idol worshippers and servants of Satan by choice. They hated God and God's people and proved it. How? Over four hundred years later, they were hostile against Israel on their exodus wilderness march. The Amalekites did attack Israel
(Exodus 17:8-16) and Edom threatened to attack Israel (Numbers 20:14-21). General Moses had to contend with those tribes at that time and he wanted us to know something about them, where they came from, and how they got started into rebellion against God.

The territory of Edom in the days of Moses was about one hundred square miles (sixty two square kilometers) in area. In that territory stood Mount Seir, a mountain about one mile or 5,280 feet (.62 kilometers) high. Sela, later the Nabataean fortress city of Petra, was its early capital city. Edom had income from agriculture, metal working, livestock raising, and tolls from caravans (on the King's Highway) passing through their territory.

The seed or beginning of the tribes in the Mount Seir area:
"These are the sons of Seir the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom. And the children of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna. And the children of Shobal were these; Alvan, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. And these are the children of Zibeon- both Ajah, and Anah- this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father. And the children of Anah were these; Dishon, and Aholibamah the daughter of Anah. And these are the children of Dishon; Hemdan, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran. The children of Ezer are these; Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. The children of Dishan are these; Uz, and Aran. These are the dukes that came of the Horites; duke Lotan, duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir"
(Genesis 36:20-30).

Moses explained who the first inhabitants of Edom were. They were Horites. Mount Seir was named after Seir the Horite. They were Canaanites who were descended from Ham, Noah's son. They reveled in sexual sins and rebellion against God. They were not a whole lot different from the folks who lived in the city of Sodom who God personally destroyed. The Horites were the folks who became Esau's in-laws and part of his extended family. He was joined at the hip with idol worshippers and servants of Satan. I wonder if he ever regreted any of his bad choices...I wonder if you and I ever regret any of the bad choices that we might have made...

God keeps His promises (government officials of Edom):
"And these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned any king over the children of Israel. And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead. And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. And Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. And Samlah died, and Saul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. And Saul died, and Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. And Baalhanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. And these are the names of the dukes that came of Esau, according to their families, after their places, by their names; duke Timnah, duke Alvah, duke Jetheth, Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, Duke Magdiel, duke Iram: these be the dukes of Edom, according to their habitations in the land of their possession: he is Esau the father of the Edomites"
(Genesis 36:31-36).

How can this passage of scripture relate to you and I? I believe that God wants us to learn, from this passage of scripture, that He keeps His promises. God's promise to Abraham was that he should be "the father of many nations"- one of which was Edom. And Rebekah was told that "two nations are in thy womb"- one of which was Edom. Here is a listing of the names of important individuals of Edom that prove that God fulfilled His word. The Edomites, like the Israelites, were divided into tribes, which took their names from Esau's descendants. Fourteen are mentioned.

What are some of the promises of God in His Word? Let us take a brief look at some of them for our encouragement:

Some promises of God to bless you:

God keeps His promises

"The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you"
Psalm 32:8 (New Living Translation- NLT).

"Trust Me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give Me glory"
Psalm 50:15 (NLT).

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand"
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT).

"I am holding you by your right hand- I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, "Do not be afraid. I am here to help you"
Isaiah 41:13 (NLT).

"If you look for Me in earnest, you will find Me when you seek Me"
Jeremiah 29:13 (NLT).

"Ask Me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here"
Jeremiah 33:3 (NLT).

"I Myself will tend My sheep and cause them to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord"
Ezekiel 34:15 (NLT).

"I will search for My lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak..."
Ezekiel 34:16 (NLT).

"I will cause My people and their homes around My holy hill to be a blessing. And I will send showers, showers of blessings, which will come just when they are needed"
Ezekiel 34:26 (NLT).

"The Lord says, "Then I will heal you of your idolatry and faithlessness, and My love will know no bounds, for My anger will be gone forever!"
Hosea 14:4 (NLT).

God does not promise security FROM life's storms
but security IN life's storms

"The Lord is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid? The Lord protects me from danger- so why should I tremble?"
Psalm 27:1 (NLT).

"With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation"
(Psalm 91:16) (NLT).

"By Me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased"
(Proverbs 9:11) (KJV).

"But all who listen to Me will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm"
(Proverbs 1:33) (NLT).

"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior"
(Isaiah 43:2-3) (NLT).

"In that day we will sing of the pleasant vineyard. I, the Lord, will watch over it and tend its fruitful vines. Each day I will water them; day and night I will watch to keep enemies away"
(Isaiah 27:2-3) (NLT).

"The Lord says, "Shout and rejoice, O Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you"
(Zechariah 2:10) (NLT).

"I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be My people. I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt so you would no longer be slaves. I have lifted the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk free with your heads held high"
(Leviticus 26:12-13) (NLT).

"My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest"
(Isaiah 32:18) (NLT).

"I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will make the darkness bright before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them"
(Isaiah 42:16) (NLT).

"But I will honor only those who honor Me"
(1 Samuel 2:30) (NLT).

"Because he loves Me," says the Lord , "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation"
(Psalm 91:14-16) (NLT).

"All those who want to be My disciples must come and follow Me, because My servants must be where I am. And if they follow Me, the Father will honor them"
(John 12:26) (NLT).

"Because you have obeyed My command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world"
(Revelation 3:10) (NLT).

"I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full"
(Deuteronomy 11:14-15) (KJV).

Every promise in the Bible is mine
Every chapter, every verse, every line

"And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, promising not to stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me"
(Jeremiah 32:40) (NLT).

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me in earnest, you will find Me when you seek Me"
(Jeremiah 29:11-13) (NLT).

"Their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow"
(Jeremiah 31:12-13) (KJV).

"Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest"
(Matthew 11:28) (KJV).

"You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will keep you healthy. There will be no miscarriages or infertility among your people, and I will give you long, full lives"
(Exodus 23:25-26) (NLT).

"If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, obeying His commands and laws, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you"
(Exodus 15:26) (NLT).

"I will be your God throughout your lifetime- until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you"
(Isaiah 46:4) (NLT).

"When the poor and needy search for water and there is none, and their tongues are parched from thirst, then I, the Lord, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will never forsake them"
(Isaiah 41:17) (NLT).

"You will be My people, and I will be your God. I will cleanse you of your filthy behavior. I will give you good crops, and I will abolish famine in the land. I will give you great harvests from your fruit trees and fields, and never again will the surrounding nations be able to scoff at your land for its famines. Then you will remember your past sins and hate yourselves for all the evil things you did"
(Ezekiel 36:28-31) (NLT).

"I will rescue you from those you fear so much. Because you trusted Me, I will preserve your life and keep you safe"
(Jeremiah 39:17-18) (NLT).

"I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee"
(Acts 18:10) (KJV).

"Listen to Me, you who know right from wrong and cherish My law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people's scorn or their slanderous talk. For the moth will destroy them as it destroys clothing. The worm will eat away at them as it eats wool. But My righteousness will last forever. My salvation will continue from generation to generation"
(Isaiah 51:7-8) (NLT).

"For the Lord has chosen Jerusalem; He has desired it as His home. "This is My home where I will live forever," He said. "I will live here, for this is the place I desired. I will make this city prosperous and satisfy its poor with food"
(Psalm 132:13-15) (NLT).

"Look now; I Myself am He! There is no god other than Me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one delivers from My power!"
(Deuteronomy 32:39) (NLT).

"And I assure you that the time is coming, in fact it is here, when the dead will hear My voice- the voice of the Son of God. And those who listen will live"
(John 5:25) (NLT).

"For it is My Father's will that all who see His Son and believe in Him should have eternal life- that I should raise them at the last day"
(John 6:40) (NLT).

Jesus said to her- I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
(John 11:25-26) (NKJ).

"You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it"
(Mark 11:24) (NLT).

"Do not be troubled. You trust God, now trust in Me. There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you. If this were not so, I would tell you plainly. When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am"
(John 14:1-3) (NLT).

"I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid"
(John 14:27) (NLT).

"If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give it up for Me, you will find it"
(Matthew 10:39) (NLT).

"And I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you"
(Luke 10:19) (NLT).

"Because he loves Me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation"
(Psalm 91:14-16) (NLT).

"For where two or three gather together because they are Mine, I am there among them"
(Matthew 18:20) (NLT).

"Jesus replied, "All those who love Me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and We will come to them and live with them. Anyone who doesn't love Me will not do what I say. And remember, My words are not My own. This message is from the Father who sent Me"
(John 14:23-24) (NLT).

Jesus said:
"I AM the Alpha and the Omega- the beginning and the end,"
says the Lord God.
"I AM the One who is, who always was, and who is still to come,
the Almighty One"
Revelation 1:8 NLT

"You are My friends if you obey Me. I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are My friends, since I have told you everything the Father told Me"
(John 15:14-15) (NLT).

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch that doesn't produce fruit, and He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned for greater fruitfulness by the message I have given you. Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from Me. "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing. Anyone who parts from Me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned"
(John 15:1-6) (NLT).

"My sheep recognize My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them away from Me, for My Father has given them to Me, and He is more powerful than anyone else. So no one can take them from Me. The Father and I are one"
(John 10:27-29) (NLT).

"I am the one who corrects and disciplines everyone I love. Be diligent and turn from your indifference"
(Revelation 3:19) (NLT).

"Therefore, come out from them and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don't touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you. And I will be your Father, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty"
(2 Corinthians 6:17-18) (NLT).

"I will never fail you. I will never forsake you"
(Hebrews 13:5) (NLT).

"However, those the Father has given Me will come to Me, and I will never reject them. For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent Me, not to do what I want. And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those He has given Me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day. For it is my Father's will that all who see his Son and believe in Him should have eternal life- that I should raise them at the last day"
(John 6:37-40) (NLT).

"The truth is, anyone who believes in Me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in My name, and I will do it, because the work of the Son brings glory to the Father. Yes, ask anything in my name, and I will do it!"
(John 14:12-14) (NLT).

"The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness"
(John 10:10) (NLT).

"Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear Me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends"
(Revelation 3:20) (NLT).

"Jesus replied, "People soon become thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life"
(John 4:13-14) (NLT).

"I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer remain in the darkness"
(John 12:46) (NLT).

"If anyone acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will openly acknowledge that person before My Father in Heaven"
(Matthew 10:32) (NLT).

"My wayward children," says the Lord, "come back to Me, and I will heal your wayward hearts"
(Jeremiah 3:22) (NLT).

"If you look for Me in earnest, you will find Me when you seek Me. I will be found by you," says the Lord"
(Jeremiah 29:13) (NLT).

"I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at My word. But those who choose their own ways, delighting in their sins, are cursed. Their offerings will not be accepted"
(Isaiah 66:2-3) (NLT).

"It is the Spirit who gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life"
(John 6:63) (NLT).

"In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared Him and loved to think about Him. "They will be My people," says the Lord Almighty. "On the day when I act, they will be My own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient and dutiful child. Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not"
(Malachi 3:17-18) (NLT).

"Jesus came and told His disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age"
(Matthew 28:18-20) (NLT).

"Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Everyone who is victorious will eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God"
(Revelation 2:7) (NLT).

"To all who are victorious, who obey Me to the very end, I will give authority over all the nations. They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. They will have the same authority I received from My Father, and I will also give them the morning star! Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches"
(Revelation 2:26-29) (NLT).

"All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before My Father and His angels that they are Mine"
(Revelation 3:5) (NLT).

"Look, I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of My God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write My God's name on them, and they will be citizens in the city of My God- the new Jerusalem that comes down from Heaven from My God. And they will have My new name inscribed upon them. Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches"
(Revelation 3:11-13) (NLT).

"It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega- the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give the springs of the water of life without charge! All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be My children"
(Revelation 21:6-7) (NLT).

"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." Let each one who hears them say, "Come." Let the thirsty ones come- anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge"
(Revelation 22:17) (NLT).

God's promises are like the stars:
the darker the night, the brighter they shine

"Then the Lord said, "I will pardon them as you have requested. But as surely as I live, and as surely as the earth is filled with the Lord's glory, not one of these people will ever enter that land. They have seen My glorious presence and the miraculous signs I performed both in Egypt and in the wilderness, but again and again they tested Me by refusing to listen. They will never even see the land I swore to give their ancestors. None of those who have treated Me with contempt will enter it"
(Numbers 14:20-23) (NLT).

"I assure you, those who listen to My message and believe in God who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life"
(John 5:24) (NLT).

"Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, "You are truly My disciples if you keep obeying My teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free"
(John 8:31-32) (NLT).

"I Am the good shepherd; I know My own sheep, and they know Me, just as My Father knows Me and I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep"
(John 10:14-15) (NLT).

"Those who obey My commandments are the ones who love Me. And because they love Me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them"
(John 14:21) (NLT).

"You didn't choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name. I command you to love each other"
(John 15:16-17) (NLT).

"But if you stay joined to Me and My words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted!"
(John 15:7) (NLT).

"In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people"
(Acts 2:16) (NLT).

"Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life"
(John 8:12) (NLT).

"My grace is sufficient for thee. My strength is made perfect in weakness"
(2 Corinthians 12:9) (KJV).

"I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the Lord"
(Jeremiah 30:17) (NLT).

"I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it would move. Nothing would be impossible"
(Matthew 17:20) (NLT).

"So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples"
(John 13:34-35) (NLT).

"You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind." This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: "Love your neighbor as yourself"
(Matthew 22:37-39) (NLT).

"But Jesus ignored their comments and said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just trust Me"
(Mark 5:36) (NLT).

"Come now, let us argue this out," says the Lord. "No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool"
(Isaiah 1:18) (NLT).

"I have come to call sinners to turn from their sins, not to spend My time with those who think they are already good enough"
(Luke 5:32) (NLT).

"The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you"
(Psalms 32:8) (NLT).

"Jesus turned around and said to her, "Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well." And the woman was healed at that moment"
(Matthew 9:22) (NLT).

"So, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you keep on following it, you will perish. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit you turn from it and its evil deeds, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God"
(Romans 8:12-14) (NLT).

"Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near. Let the people turn from their wicked deeds. Let them banish from their minds the very thought of doing wrong! Let them turn to the Lord that He may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for He will abundantly pardon"
(Isaiah 55:6-7) (NLT).

"Stop oppressing the helpless and stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors! Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as day. The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring"
(Isaiah 58:9-11) (NLT).

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"
(Romans 8:28) (KJV).

"But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him"
(1 Corinthians 2:9) (KJV).

"According to your faith be it done unto you and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto you"
(Matthew 8:13) (KJV).

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