Gen. 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
- So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen. chapter 7 -
Gen. 9:8-17 -
Gen. 11:1-9 -
Gen. 17:15-17 -
Gen. 19: 23-25 -
Ex. Chapters 7 - 12 -
Ex. 14:21 -
Ex. 19:16-21 -
And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the Lord came down upon mount Sinia, on top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount: and Moses went up. And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Gen. 20:18-21 -
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
And all the people saw the thundering and lightnings , and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the people, fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Joshua chapter 10 -
1 Samuel chapter 5 -
1 The overthrow of Dagon. God evidently sent an angel who toppled Dagon from his pedestal on his face before the ark of the Lord as if in homage to the God of Israel. He was restored to his place by the Philistines (5:2-3).
2 The destruction of Dagon. The next morning instead of merely being overthrown he was again fallen on his face before the ark with his head and hands cut off. Only the lower part was still on the pedestal. This manifested the work of a definite person who had power to cut the idol into parts (5:4-5).
3 Supernatural plague of emerods (hemorrhoids) in all of Ashod and surrounding country (v 6)
4 Supernatural plague upon Gath, of emerods in the secret parts (5:7-9)
5 Supernatural plague of deadly destruction upon people in Ekron (5:10-11)
6 Supernatural plague of emrods upon the people of Ekron who did not die in the plague of death. (5:12)
7 The two cows with calves shut up at home going of their own accord from their calves to take the cart and ark of God back to Israel. (6:7-12)
8 Supernatural destruction of the men of Bethshemesh. (6:19) - these poor souls made the mistake of looking into the ark of God, and paid dearly for doing so.
David was a man that no doubt was in love with God, and also feared, revered, believed and trusted in him always. Let’s take a look through the book of Psalms.
Psalm 3 -
But thou O Lord , art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.
I laid me down and slept; I awaked for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belonged unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people.
Lord how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God.
Psalm 24:1-2 -
The earth’s is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
He shall cover thee with his feathers and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth in at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side , and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most high, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew (show) him my salvation.
(one of my favorites) - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and the noisome pestilence.
Psalm 93:1-2 -
The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty: the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
Psalm 97 -
A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him all ye gods. Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughter of Judah rejoiced because of thy judgments, O Lord.
For thou, Lord , art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them
Out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
The Lord reigneth: let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.
Isaiah chapter 6:1-8 -
Then said I , Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me.
In this passage of scripture the prophet Isaiah has an awesome vision of God - In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his *train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said Holy ,holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
* train- this is God’s robe : Orientals regarded long robes as indicative of grandeur and majesty ref. Dks. Pg. 1141
Isaiah 40:12-17 -
Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor has taught him?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed (
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing and vanity. -
Isaiah 40:25-26 -
To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? Saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high , and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by *names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power, not one **faileth.
* Astronomers claim there are over 40,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (40 sextillion) stars which are suns to other planets. God knows the exact number of them for He made them Psalm 147:4 , Isaiah 45:18.
** No one thing in creation, that is run by natural laws, ever fails regarding it’s creative purpose. ref. Dks. Pg. 1185
There are some stars named in scripture…..
Orion - Job 9:9 : 38:31 , Amos 5:8
Arcturus - Job 9:9 ; 38:32
Pleiades - Job 9:9 ; 38:31
Mazzaroth - Job 38:32
The Following reference was taken from the Dakes Bible pg.1061
1 Sits in the heavens
2 Laughs at the vain plans of man
3 Has men in derision (v 4)
4 Speaks to men
5 Becomes angry with men
6 Vexes men because of their sins
7 Is sore displeased with men ( v 5)
8 Sets the Messiah King in Zion ( v 6)
9 Speaks to the Messiah
10 Begets a son (v 7)
11 Gives Messiah nations to inherit
12 Gives Messiah earth to possess (v 8)
13 Crushes his enemies on earth (v 9)
14 Gives advice to kings (v 10-12)
15 Gives instruction to judges (v 10)
16 Blesses those who trust him (v 12)
Psalm 19:1 -
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.
I really enjoy reading, writing, and studying about God’s power and majestic traits. I also am simply amazed at how God does not think and act like man, and how he so graciously and abundantly forgives us, as is found in Isaiah 55:6-9 - Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
The following notes were taken from Page.1263 Dks. Bible - God’s Ways and Thoughts Isa. 55:9
6 Aspects - His Ways and Thoughts Higher:
30 Examples of Higher Ways - Dakes Bible Pg. 1263
God’s way is to labor and give to others (Eph. 4:28) ; man’s to labor for self only, and ignore others. God’s ways, thoughts, purposes, and acts are, generally speaking, different from those of man. His plan of creation and redemption are different from what man’s would have been, as well as His way of government. Truly just as the heavens are infinitely higher than the earth, so God’s ways and thoughts are above man’s Ps. 57:10 ; 89:2 ; 103:11.
Like I said in the beginning , God is Awesome!
God’s way is not to boast or seek His own things (1 Cor. 13) ; man’s is to brag and seek things for selfGod’s way is to forgive 490 times (Mt. 18:21) ; man’s is to forgive a few times, and only when necessaryGod’s way is to be friendly with the lowest and all other classes (Mt. 9:10-13) ; man’s is to show respect of persons, preferring those who can return them personal gainGod’s way is to be kind to enemies, and feed them (Mt. 5:44-46 ; Rom. 12:20) ; man’s way is to show hatred and repay them for their wrong-doingGod’s way is to rejoice and glory in persecution and trouble (Mt. 5:10-12; Rom. 5:15) ; man’s is to fight back, resent, and take revengeGod’s way is to do unto others as one would wish to be done unto (Mt. 7:12) : man’s is to take advantage of others regardless of the outcomeGod’s ways is to judge not (Mt. 7:1-5 ; Lk. 6:37) ; man’s is to judgeGod’s way is to lend, expecting nothing in return ( Mt. 5:42 ; Lk. 6:30-38) ; mans’ is not to lend without security and gainGod’s way is not to take a matter between brethren to law ( 1 Cor. 6) ; man’s is to do this God’s way is to put away grudges and all bitterness (Heb. 12:15) ; man’s is to hold them and seek revengeGod’s way of social life is to make feasts for the poor, lame, maimed, and outcast (Lk. 14:12-15) ; man’s way is to make them for friends who are well-provided for - the rich, and influentialGod’s healing is through the Savior’s sufferings and death ; man’s by remediesGod’s way is to bring peace on earth by man’s personal surrender ; man’s way is by force of arms and conquestGod’s way is to give alms, pray, and fast in secret - not to be seen of men ; man’s is by public demonstrationGod’s way is to take no thought for the morrow ; man’s way is made up of constant worry, planning, and frettingGod’s program is carried on without outward show ; man’s by show and splendorGod redeems by death ; man by moneyGod wins respect by goodness ; man by wealth and powerGod gives justice without reward ; man gives it for reward and personal gainGod controls by love ; man by forceGod’s way up is down ; man’s is to climb up without going down (humbling self) first God’s exalts through humility ; man through self-exaltationGod’s ways are unlimited ; man’s limitedGod’s ways are supernatural : man’s naturalGod works in miraculous and mysterious ways ; man in ordinary waysGod consecrates Himself to the highest good of all: man to self-gratificationGod the spiritual ; man the materialLiving and acting on faith regarding what is not seen, even what seems impossible to be true, while man lives by what he sees and understands is possible (Heb. 10:38-39)God plans for eternity ; man for timeIn Pardon - Men never would have planned pardon for enemies, as God did. Men seek revenge on all such and harbor malice and hatred, whereas God planned redemption and untold glories for his enemies. (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 5:8)In number of offenses. Under favorable and special circumstances men forgive a few times, but they are prone not to forgive after repeated offenses. God forgives freely many times and as completely and lovingly the last time as the first (Mt. 12:31; 18:21-22; 1 Jn. 1:9)In number of offenders - Men may pardon one person or a few who injure them, but the greater the number the less they are inclined to forgive. God forgives all, regardless of the number of offenders (Jn. 3:16; 1 Tim. 2:4 ; 2 Pet. 3:9; Rev. 22:17).In kinds of offenses. Men usually limit themselves as to what kind of offenses they will forgive, but God has no qualifications on this point, except the offense of rejecting the only means of help He can offer (Mt. 12:31-32).In degree of offenses. Men will forgive if an offense is small enough not be of any great injury to them; but God will forgive the greatest and most aggravated offense against Him (Isa. 53, notes : Jn. 3:16)In mode of pardon - Men may be willing to forgive if it does not cost them much, and they can see that such is to their advantage; but God gave the most precious gift of heaven hat he might have a basis of forgiveness for His enemies. God redeems on the basis of personal suffering and having substituted Himself to be punished instead of His enemies. He forgives by the very One whom men sought to destroy, the One made to endure the most horrible sufferings ever laid upon a human being. He blesses by faith in blood atonement and the death of an innocent Person. Man would have punished the guilty and satisfied justice; but God punished the innocent to justify the guilty. In fact the whole program of reconciling enemies to God’s is on such a high level that men never could have planned it.