10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 29)

lighthouseFor those of you who have studied the Bible for several years, no matter how often you read a particular verse, oftentimes a new understanding of it will suddenly light up at you as if it were new!

Last year, there were verses that for years I have been familiar that all of a sudden took on a whole new dimension when I began writing about them.

If you are a new Christian or a person who
does not know yet what the Bible is all about,
I pray that the verses below will cause you to
start thinking differently about yourself and the
world you live in.

On the other hand, chances are you are now beginning to study the Bible. If so, I believe it will be a Supreme Being, the Great God, who will be communicating to you mostly through your thoughts.

Below are ten more Bible verses added from “10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 28)” that have changed my life and other people’s lives as well. These verses have been doing this throughout the centuries. I am sure you long-time students of the Bible can think of other verses that are also life-changing.

10 commandments281)  Hebrews 7:12

For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

Has the law really been done away? I believe, yes, but also, no. … Huh? You ask? … But how are we Christians now not under the law as stated in Romans 6:14? I plan to soon publish a post about the law. Please stay tuned.

Your life as a Christian, should you choose to accept Christ, is not a tedious one of constantly being fearful of the consequences of a law where we are  always falling short. Is not the law also called, the “Law of Liberty” (James 2:12 NKJV)? It is this law that will change and free your life! Again, please stay tuned for my future thoughts on this.

282)  Psalm 78:24

[H]e rained down manna for the people to eat,
he gave them the grain of heaven.

God gave manna from heaven to the Israelites everyday after they started traveling in the desert. It sustained them. It gave them strength and stamina.

God has given us a Bible, His Word, for our spiritual sustenance. It is our daily bread which we can partake as often as we can throughout the day and everyday. When eaten daily, it will change your life.

Kings283)  Psalm 110:5

The Lord is at your right hand;
he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.

Acts 7:55-56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1 and other verses, say that Christ is at the right hand of His Father, God. This verse, however, in Psalm 110:5, states that God will be at your right hand in battle. What battle? Answer: The battle against the kings of this earth that will ensue
against Christ and the saints when He returns
to this earth. He will rule with a rod of iron (strongly)
and we will be co-ruling with Him.

Not all kings will be crushed when Christ becomes King of kings and Lord of lords. A new day of rulership over this earth will dawn. A dawn of great and wonderful changes for you and for everyone will shine forth everywhere. Just wait!

284)  Genesis 12:1

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

God made a promise to Abraham that He intends to keep. We will soon see the fullness of it when Jesus Christ returns.

Meanwhile, Christ made a similar promise when He said we are to leave the ways of this world. This may include leaving family because of persecution. Because of that, we will gain brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers (Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:29). God promises you a great family life!

285)  Genesis 13:15

All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.

When God first promised Abraham, in Genesis 12:1-3, a future nation will come from him, he [Abraham] was not shown the land right there and then. But here in Genesis 13:15, God showed Abraham the future Promised Land for him and for his descendants.

When we become Christians, we are part of Abraham’s seed (Galatians 3:29). Question: Will we live in the land promised to Abraham also? Very much so! God is showing us the land through the pages of the Bible. This promised land is called, the Kingdom of God. Also, God has all the universe for you and for me to enjoy. Great changes of locations (more than one!) are yet in store for us!

286)   Genesis 21:5

Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

God is not slow in fulfilling His promises (2 Peter 3:9). Here, however, we see Abraham finally becoming a father at the age of 100! Why did it seemingly take so long? So long did this promise take, it took a miracle for God to fulfill it.

The point here for us to remember is when God makes a promise, He will keep it. So, if it seems, for example, that Christ’s return is taking too long, it is not. God is not behind schedule. All of God’s promises are all connected and related to Jesus Christ and what He is doing.

Isaac (who pictures Jesus Christ) was Abraham’s firstborn son. Christ was the firstborn of the Father. We Christians are the firstfruits of God (James 1:18) and brothers of Christ. There is much to celebrate learning and knowing this.

287)  Genesis 22:8

Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

Abraham, of course, did not realize the full, future implications of these words when he
told them to Isaac. These words were prophetic.
God did not want Abraham to actually offer his
son, Isaac.When God the Father saw Abraham
ready to accomplish the sacrifice of his son, He
saw Himself offering His Son, Jesus, to die on
the cross.

God will never ask you to sacrifice your loved ones. He does, however, want you to offer yourself as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1). If you are a new Christian, your continued learning the meaning of this verse in Romans and the fulfillment of Genesis 22:8, will change your life.

288)  Genesis 35:11

And God said to him, “I am God Almighty; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants.

God said similar words to Adam and Eve when they were created. But, here He is giving Abraham a prophecy about future countries to come forth from him. (Yes, indeed, all prophecies originally come from God!)  Many nations and realms have developed because of this prophecy.

Genealogical records in the Bible indicate that Abraham is the father of the Israelites, the Ishmaelites, the Edomites, and others who became nations – many that exist to this day.

The greatest “nation” to come forth from Abraham will be the kingdom of God under Jesus Christ. He gave the parable of the talents where the reward for the saints would be cities (Luke 19:11-23). Whether this is figurative language or not will soon become evident.

But, from the nation of Israel came forth Jesus Christ who will give us crowns to rule in the kingdom of God. This kingdom will begin with the ruling over cities of the nations remaining on earth when He returns. Therefore, great and exciting work lays before you when you begin to live and grow with Christ in this age and especially after He returns.

ascension289)  Psalm 47:5

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.

May 25, 2017, will be traditionally celebrated by many Christians as Ascension Day. It recalls when Jesus Christ ascended into heaven after 40 days of being risen from the dead. Christ ascended into heaven and “passed the baton”, so to speak, to the Holy Spirit who then began descending dramatically ten days later causing many, from then on, to start believing Christ and become born again.

That event of the Holy Spirit influencing mankind, occurred on the day of Pentecost. That historic encounter of God with men,
today continues to change the lives of many in this world.

290)  Exodus 24:12

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone with the law and commandments I have written for their instruction.”

The tablets containing the Old Covenant were made of rock, lifeless. But the law is now written on our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33). This law is alive.  What is this  law? It is Jesus Christ, our Rock – a living Rock.  Click on the post, The Living Rock.

Meanwhile, accepting Jesus Christ as your Rock of Salvation will change your life.

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Acknowledgements:

1) All Bible verses are quoted from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted. Holy Bible: New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan

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