Most Read Old Testament Scripture Versus

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. God created the heaven and the earth. "Period." There is a big gap in time between verse one and verse two of Genesis. This is speaking of when God laid the foundation of the world. (Romans 1:20, Hebrews 1:10), "Themelios" in the Greek. Let's go to the Gospel of Saint John to set the stage. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. He made all things; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3) Literally, "the Word," meaning Christ, the wisdom and power of God and the first cause of all things; God's personal expression of himself to men. Who was He? I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (Revelation 22:13), All time and things begin and end with the Word of God! So, what time period was the beginning and who was present? Turn with me to the old testament book of Job, when God asked the question to show Job's ignorance. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. (Job 38:4) When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy! (Job 38:7), Speaking of the foundation of the world, when the souls God created, were in angelic or spirit bodies. This is the period of time when the dinosaurs (Behemoth) roamed the earth. God's Word gives us an excellent description of the Behemoth in the book of Job. (Job 40:15-24), check it out and see what type of dinosaur you come up with.

  It is said through studies of the original transcripts, that God destroyed this first earth age or dispensation of time. This destruction was because of Satan's rebellion. (Katabole in the Greek language). This was when Satan was one of the anointed cherub that guarded the mercy seat of God. (Ezekiel 28:14-15), Satan didn't want to serve God, he wanted to be like God. (Isaiah 14:12-14). Satan drew one third of the angels of God to follow him, so God destroyed the first earth age. How do we know it was one third of the angels? The book of Revelation tells us of a time in the end when there will be a war in heaven and Satan and his angels will be cast down to earth. (Revelation 12:3-9). The earth becomes void: And the earth was without form, and void; and the darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2) In the Hebrew manuscripts it is stated in (Genesis 1:2), that the earth was not created void, but became void. (Tohu va bohu), in the Hebrew language, meaning void and desolate. For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:18), formed the earth to be inhabited by the angelic beings in spirit bodies. (All the souls, children of God).

  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (II Peter 3:5-7) This is not talking of Noah's flood (a territorial flood), but of the firmament flood that by the hand of God destroyed the first earth age or dispensation of time. For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. (Jeremiah 4:22), The children are a little stupid and wise to do evil. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. (Jeremiah 4:23), Again, became void, (Tohu-va-bohu in the Hebrew manuscripts). I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. (Jeremiah 4:24-25), God shook the earth destroying everything. (That is why magnetic north is several degrees off from true north). I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. (Jeremiah 4:26-27), Not time for the full end yet, just the end the first world age. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. (Jeremiah 4:28), This same wrath will be poured out again in the end times. (Hebrews 12:26-28), He will not only shake the earth in the end times, but will shake the heavens also. (Isaiah 13:13, Joel 3:16, Haggai 2:6-7), every thing will be put back in it's proper place in the end as it was in the beginning.

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. God has plans for peace and good, not for disaster.

Proverbs 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. You may think you are wise and know it all at times, but your wisdom is nothing compared to the wisdom of the Lord.

Proverbs 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Always put God first in your life, trust in Him, not the ways of the world. He will lead you on the straight path of life.

Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Don't be afraid when you are teaching the Word or working for the Lord. "God is with you."

Isaiah 40:31: but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. But, those who trust in the Lord, will find new strength. They will soar high on wings of eagles. "It will be an awesome time at the return of Christ." (We can have that strength now through the Holy Spirit).

Isaiah 53:5: But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. Don't forget this verse in the bible. It explains exactly why Jesus came and died. Wounded for our transgressions: Jesus was pierced for our rebellion (Zechariah 13:7). Bruised for our iniquities: Crushed for our sins (1 Peter 3:18). Chastisement of our peace: He was beaten so we could be whole (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 53:10). With His stripes we are healed: Jesus was whipped and beaten so that we could be healed (1 Peter 2:24).

Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Don't be afraid, I am your God and will help you. Reference to (Deuteronomy 31:6-8).

Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. "lets stop right here for  moment." Take the word "man" Hebrew Strong's H120 "adam" (no article here), human being or the species mankind. (The name here is intended to designate the species mankind). Take the word "image" Hebrew Strong's H6754 "tselem" meaning resemblance. (In the likeness "dmuth" H1823 model, shape or fashion, of God and the angels, or the Triune God (1 John 5:7), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). Now lets read this verse again as translated: "Let us make mankind (human beings), in Our image to be like Us." (Genesis 9:6, Acts 17:28, Colossians 1:15). God created mankind (all the races), to reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals, the domestic animals, and small animals that scurry along the ground. (Genesis 9:2-3).

Isaiah 53:4: Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. After all this He had to endure, He still went on to take upon Himself all out grief's and sorrows. (Matthew 8:17, Galatians 3:13, Hebrews 9:28, 1 Peter 2:24). He did this not just for you my friend, but for the sins of the world. And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2). Christ is the atoning sacrifice that paid the price on the cross for our sins. All our sins and for the sins of the world. But, this is only for our sins of the past, not our future sins. Again, we will always fall short at times and we must repent for our sins on a regular basis.

Isaiah 53:6: We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. The sheep have gone astray. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Now we are easy prey. (Ezekiel 34:5-6). However, God promised He would send a shepherd, and so it was. The Lord laid on Him the sins of us all. (Matthew 18:12-14, Luke 15:3-7, 1 Peter 2:25). It is so easy for people to go astray in this world, yet our Heavenly Father always opens the door for us to come back into the light; "The Light of the World," Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God created mankind (human beings of all races) in His own image; He created both male and female. (Isaiah 43:7, Matthew 19:4, Mark 10:6). The schools want to teach that all mankind and races came from Adam and Eve (which is physically impossible), but even worse, they want you to believe that we are descended from apes. (An ape still looks like an ape since the beginning of time). The bible tells us that we are made in God's image. So, forget the evolution nonsense and treat people as God's creation, don't treat them like animals.

Psalm 133:1: How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! When fellow Christians can get along. Forget all the false teachings, traditions of men, and follow God's Word. Then you will have unity between each other.

Micah 6:8: He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. The Lord has told you what He wants and requires of you: To do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Romans 3:23-24, Ephesians 2:3-9, Titus 3:5-8), God isn't looking for us to continually deal with sin. "He wants us to obey Him, love Him, and walk with Him." 

Psalm 133:3: It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore. David offers a second simile to show the joy which comes when fellow believers live in harmony with each other.

Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. God always rewards His true followers with blessings throughout their life

Isaiah 26:3: You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. He gives you peace (peace of mind), if you trust in Him. (John 14:27, 16:33, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14-16). And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7). You can experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. (That inner peace that we have through the Holy Spirit, assuring us that everything will be alright and God is in control). This word "keep" used here is (Phroureo) in the Greek, Strong's #5432 and it means, (to be a watcher in advance, to guard and protect). The Holy Spirit will guard and protect your heart (soul or self), and spirit (the intellect to the soul or your mind), as you live in Jesus Christ. We need to be watchers and we need to learn to discern the truth of the Word in order to guard and protect against false teaching and traditions of men.

Joshua 1:8: Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Meditate on the Word and use wisdom in everything you do. Remember, "All wisdom comes form God." (Proverbs 2:6, James 3:17).

Psalm 133:2: It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. Anointing is symbolic of God's protection, which is a notable blessing. David compares the goodness of brotherly unity with that protective gift. He imagines unity as oil running down Aaron's head and onto his beard and the collar of his priestly robes. In Exodus 30 we read that the Lord directed Moses to make a compound of sacred oil, and then anoint and consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve as the Lord's priests. This was not only a solemn occasion but also a joyful one. It was good and pleasant.

Christians, too, have been anointed to serve as priests. The Bible pictures oil as a symbol of the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4). Second Corinthians 1:21–22 affirms that God has anointed us and placed his Spirit in our hearts. The apostle John refers to this anointing as an event with ongoing results (1 John 2:2–7). And the apostle Peter declares that we are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). Jesus' command for us to love one another (John 13:34–35) in unity (John 17:21) is a holy requirement.

Isaiah 55:8: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. You can't compare man's thoughts to those of God. God's ways are far beyond the imagination of man.

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