That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. (Eccl. 3:15)
God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Eccl. 12:14)
“I have seen what you were doing, Though you little thought of Me; You were madly bent on ruin, But I said — it shall not be; You had been forever wretched, Had I not espoused your part; Now behold My arms outstretched To receive you to My heart.”
Whereunto I also labor, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily. (Col. 1:29)
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. (2 Cor. 4:16)
Pressed into knowing no helper but God; Pressed into loving the staff and the rod; Pressed into liberty where nothing clings; Pressed into faith for impossible things; Pressed into living a life for the Lord; Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! who hast set Thy glory above the heavens. When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! (Psa. 8:1,3,7‑9)
Those mighty orbs proclaim Thy power; Their motions speak Thy skill: And on the wings of every hour, We read Thy patience still.
Part of Thy name divinely stands On every work impressed; Each is the labor of Thy hands; By each Thy power’s confessed.
The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. For the Lord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back? (Isa. 14:24,27)
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jer. 29:11)
When He makes bare His arm, Who shall His work withstand? When He His people’s cause defends, Who then shall stay His hand?
We leave it to Himself To choose and to command; With wonder filled, we soon shall see How wise, how strong His hand!
Yea, four are comely in going: a lion, which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; a greyhound; a he goat also; and a KING, against whom there is no rising up. (Prov. 30:29‑31)
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and KING of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Rev. 17:14)
Lamb of God! when Thou to glory Shalt to this sad earth return, All Thy foes shall quake before Thee; All who now despise Thee mourn; Then shall we at Thine appearing With Thee in Thy kingdom reign; Thine the praise, and Thine the glory, Lamb of God, for sinners slain.
Hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:6)
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Eph. 3:10‑11)
Everlasting life Thou givest, Everlasting love to see; They shall live because Thou livest, And their life is hid with Thee; Safe Thy members shall be found, When their glorious Head is crowned!