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Glory to God: How Cool Are You?

Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. (Rev 5:13)  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.  And He is the head of the body, the church, the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.  For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.  And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight. (Col. 1:13-22)

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.  In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.  And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.  Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Col. 2:9-15)

But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. (Heb 9:11-15)

No one is holy like the LORD, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God.  (I Sam 2:2)  The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.  He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory.  For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's, and He has set the world upon them.  He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness.  For by strength no man shall prevail.  The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; from heaven He will thunder against them.  The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. (I Sam 2:6-10)

Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.  Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.  For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place. (I Chron. 16:23-27)

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and You are exalted as head over all.  Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all.  In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. (I Chron 29:11-12)

In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?  With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding. (Job 12:10,13)

Dominion and fear belong to Him; He makes peace in His high places.  Is there any number to His armies?  Upon whom does His light not rise? (Job 25:2-3)  The dead tremble, those under the waters and those inhabiting them. Sheol is naked before Him, and Destruction has no covering. (Job 26:5-6)  You can do everything, and no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. (Job 42:2)

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. (Ps 12:6)  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Ps 18:2)  With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; with a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; with the pure You will show Yourself pure; and with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people, but will bring down haughty looks.  As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.  For who is God, except the LORD?  And who is a rock, except our God? (Ps 18:25-27, 30-31)

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. (Ps 19:7-10)

For the kingdom is the LORD's, and He rules over the nations. (Ps 22:28)  The earth is the LORD's, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.  For He has founded it upon the seas,  and established it upon the waters.  Lift up your heads, O you gates!  And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?  The LORD strong and mighty; the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates!  Lift up, you everlasting doors!  And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory?  The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. (Ps 24:1-2; 7-10)

The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is over many waters.  The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.  The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars. (Ps 29:3-5a)

The voice of the LORD divides the flames of fire.  The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;  the voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; and in His temple everyone says, "Glory!" (Ps 29:7-8a, 9)

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O LORD, You preserve man and beast.  How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!  Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.  They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. (Ps 36:5-9)

For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds. (Ps 57:10)  A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.  God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land. (Ps 68:5-6)

Our God is the God of salvation; and to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death. (Ps 68: 20)  Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; who is so great a God as our God?  You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples.  You have with Your arm redeemed Your people.  (Ps 77:13-15a)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face. (Ps 89:14)  Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.  Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. (Ps 119:89-90)

For I know that the LORD is great, and our Lord is above all gods.  Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.  He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries. (Ps 135:5-7)

Blessed be the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle-- my loving kindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge. (Ps 144:1-2)

Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen. (Rev 7:12)

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.           

© 2010 Joanna Craig Borman

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