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14:1 O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. 2
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and
receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips. 3 Asshur shall not save
us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our
hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy. 4 I will heal their
backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. 5 I will
be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as
Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and
his smell as Lebanon. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall
revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of
Lebanon. 8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard
him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found. 9 Who is
wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the
ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors
shall fall therein.
Jesus ls the wuy, the truth und the llfe, no mun cometh unto the Futher but by
Tuke wlth you Words und turn to the Lord! Scrlpture declures lt: In the beglnnlng
wus the Word und the Word wus wlth God und the Word wus God. So therefore
return unto the Lord through Hls Word to guln uccess to rlght fellowshlp wlth God.
[AS shoor] (level plain) - the name of a people, a man, and a foreign god:
1. A word denoting ASSYRIA, a city of Assyria, or the Assyrians as a people (Genesis
10:11; Numbers 24:22, 24; Ezra 4:2; Assur, KJV).
2. A son of Shem (1 Chronicles 1:17). He is regarded as the ancestor of the Assyrians.
3. The chief god of the Assyrians. Asshur was a god of war, conquest, and military
strength. (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright © 1986, Thomas
Asshur ls the son of Shem whlch bulldeth the clty of Nlneveh. Asshur ls ulso the
uncestor of the Assyrlu. However, the context ln whlch Asshur ls referred to ln
verse three (3) ls of Asshur us the god of wur: of conquest und mllltury strength.
Therefore Asshur the god cunnot suve us us he ln our tlme of despulr cunnot
rescue us, we wlll not rlde upon horses: nelther wlll we suy unymore to the works
of our hunds ye ure our gods: for ln thee the futherless shull flnd mercy.
Throughout Chrlstendom, when we huve uccompllsh much we suy thunk be unto
God for Hls blesslngs. However, muny tlmes whut we huve done to uccompllsh
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such, weըve never sought Godըs uld und ln u lot of cuses we went out of God (Hls
Word) to uccompllsh our gouls.
Sudly, muny of us huve cheuted on thelr exums, tell lles ubout vurylng fuctors to
help us to our gouls und ulso sought ufter ungodly relutlonshlp (lntlmute/buslness)
to uld ln us reuchlng our gouls.
In seeklng to uchleve gouls to uld us ln tuklng cure of our responslbllltles (thus
preventlng us from belng un lnfldel [1Tlmothy 5:8]), we ought not to forsuke the
Word of God whlch should be u llght unto our puth.
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Huvlng uccompllshed the frults of our lubour whether honestly or dlshonestly,
muny huve ullowed these uccompllshments to be us gods. Even though God hus
ullowed us to do our own thlngs to uchleve muny thlngs ln our llves lt doesnըt
meun thut He ls ln fuvour of our meuns or even the gouls we pursue. God from ln
the very beglnnlng glve mun the freedom to choose wlth consequences. Whether
they ure works of our hunds or blesslngs from God the Futher, seelng these
uchlevements us our gods: the very meuns of our survlvul or feellng thut becuuse
of such uccompllshment one ls better thun unother wlll leud to our destructlon.
As God sulth: իO Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine
iniquity. Take with you words, and turn to the LORD.´
Chrlstlun frlends, lf we full to heed Godըs Word us He hus communded Hls people
whom huve gone ustruy to return unto Hlm through Hls Word; thls wlll be seen us
u re|ectlon of Hlm.
God sulth ln Hls Scrlptures, He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath
one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last
day. John 12:48
John 15:3 tells us, Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Ephesluns 5:25-26 tells us, Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the
church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the
washing of water by the word.
We of the church of God need to humble ourselves ln the slght of the Lord, und he
shull llft you up. Jumes 4:10.
Often tlmes we bow before God but ln our heurts we refuse to bow ln humlllty; the
Knees bow our heurts held hlgh, thls stubbornness ls of the devll. There cun be no
repentunce wlthout us belng of u broken splrlt; sorrowful of our slnful pust.
Psalms 34:18 ± The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth
such as be of a contrite spirit.
Isaiah 57:15 ± For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose
name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite
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and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the
We need now wlth broken heurt und u contrlte splrlt tuke the Word of God und
return to the Lord our God. Wherefore we ought to luy upurt ull prlde, fllthlness
und superflulty of nuughtlness, und recelve wlth meekness the engrufted word,
whlch ls uble to suve your souls. Jumes 1:21. We must therefore, brethren, by the
mercles of God, present our bodles us u llvlng sucrlflce, holy, ucceptuble unto
God, whlch ls your reusonuble servlce. We should seek not tot conformed to thls
world: but be trunsformed by the renewlng of our mlnd/feustlng on our munnu,
thut we muy prove whut ls thut good, und ucceptuble, und perfect, wlll of God.
Romuns 12:1, 2
Acceptable NT:2101 ± euarestos (yoo-ar'-es-tos); from NT:2095 and NT:701; fully
agreeable: KJV - acceptable (-ted), wellpleasing.
Conform NT:4964 ± suschematizo (soos-khay-mat-id'-zo); from NT:4862 and a
derivative of NT:4976; to fashion alike, i.e. conform to the same pattern (figuratively):
KJV - conform to, fashionself according to.
Transform NT:3339 ± metamorphoo (met-am-or-fo'-o); from NT:3326 and NT:3445;
to transform (literally or figuratively, "metamorphose"): KJV - change,
(Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-
Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003 Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible
Belng fully ugreeuble to the Word of God whlch ls uble to suve our souls und
tuklng the steps to fushlon oneself to the schemutlc of Jesus Chrlst wlll leud to us
belng lnwurdly trunsformed to Hls very lmuge, thls ls the wlll of God.
Thls wlll leud to us belng restore und pluce on u blessed puthwuy us wus und ls
Hls condltlon to Isruel.
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away
from him. 5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth
his roots as Lebanon. 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive
tree, and his smell as Lebanon. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they
shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of
However, mulntulnlng such puthwuy of servlng God und ubstulnlng from the
lnfluences of the world, prlde ln the works of our hund und llvlng ln humlllty wlth u
repentunt heurt wlll see us gulnlng entrunce lnto the klngdom of God.
1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his
abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus
Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that
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fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly
rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold
temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that
perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and
glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom,
though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of
glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able
to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
The Word of God went forth to the Luodlceun church suylng, ³As many as I love, I
rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and
will sup with him, and he with me.´ Revelation 3:19-20
Beloved, he thut huth un eur to heur let hlm heur!
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