The LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD’s throne is in the heavens. His eyes see, his glance examines humanity.
My Dearest Almighty One Abba,
At once I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne standing in heaven, with someone seated on it…Then the cloud [the Shekinah, God’s visible, dwelling presence] covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory and brilliance of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
Are You not from eternity, O LORD, my God, My Holy One?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?
We will not die. O LORD, You have appointed the Chaldeans [who rule in Babylon] to execute [Your] judgment, And You, O Rock, have established them to correct and chastise.
Please listen, LORD God, and answer my prayers. Make my eyes sparkle again, or else I will fall into the sleep of death.
Dear Daughter of Abraham,
I will make you as strong as a wall to these people, a fortified wall of bronze. They will attack you, but they will not be able to overcome you. For I will be with you to rescue you and deliver you,”
I have given you as an examiner in my strong nation, that you shall know and you shall test their ways
“Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do because of the daughter of My people?
The punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people Is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, Which was overthrown in a moment, With no hand to help her!
Now I will make you as stubborn and as tough as they are.
But the house of Israel will be unwilling to listen to you, since they are unwilling to listen to Me. For the whole house of Israel is hard-headed and hard-hearted.
“And you are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I, even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach you what you are to do.
Now go! I will help you as you speak, and I will teach you what to say.”
Then Moses said,
“This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things, for it was not my own doing:
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.
I will make you as hard as a diamond, harder than stone. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t be terrified in their presence, even though they are rebellious people.”
Now behold, this day I have made you like a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land–against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
Dearest Servants of The Almighty One….
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
The Lord laughs at him [the wicked one—the one who oppresses the righteous], For He sees that his day [of defeat] is coming.
Thus says the Lord GOD:
“I will lay this proverb to rest, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.”
“The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision.”
“Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: ‘Like mother, like daughter!’
Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:
For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?
The great [judgment] day of the LORD is near, Near and coming very quickly. Listen! The [voice of the] day of the LORD! The warrior cries out bitterly [unable to fight or to flee].
In all history there has never been such a time of terror. It will be a time of trouble for my people Israel. Yet in the end they will be saved!
An end has come, The end has come; It has dawned for you; Behold, it has come!
Behold, it is come, and it is done,
saith the Lord GOD;
this is the day whereof I have spoken.
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