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King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Whether We Live or Die”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
“For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.” Romans 14:7-7, KJV
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90:10, KJV
“Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.” John 7:6, KJV
“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.” Philippians 1:20-26, KJV
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.” 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10, KJV
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Hebrews 9:27, KJV
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6, KJV
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.” Ecclesiastes 9:10, KJV
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31, KJV
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34, KJV
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14, KJV
The bottom line is that we should not be worried about when we will die, or how we will die. We should simply live each day for the Lord, and trust God for our future, knowing that whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s, and our place in His Kingdom is secured through the Blood of Jesus Christ.
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THE TRIUMPHANT TOUCHDOWN OF JESUS CHRIST – PART 1
Copyright 1994 – 2020 Bill’s Bible Basics
Published On : February 19, 1998
Last Updated : February 2, 2020
Faithful Students Of God’s Word, Shine The Light Of Scripture On All Doctrines To Verify Them, Bereans Test Paul And Silas’ Teachings, Remember The Former Things Of Old, Learn From The Past, Ends Of The World Or Ends Of The Age, God Will Do As He Says, Sure Word Of Prophecy: God Doesn’t Lie, The Apostasy: Unbelieving Scoffers Then And Now, Patriarch Job Prophesies Of Jesus Standing Upon The Earth And Also Of The Resurrection From The Dead, The Seventh Trumpet, Biblical Prophetic Pairs, Divine Inspiration Of The Scriptures, Great Anticipation For Jesus’ Birth And Earnest Expectation For His Return, Luke The Beloved Physician: Author Of Luke And Book Of Acts, Jesus’ Ascension To Heavenly Realm And His Promised Return, Details Of Jesus’ Departure And Return, Bethany And Mount Of Olives
THE TRIUMPHANT TOUCHDOWN OF JESUS CHRIST – PART 2
Jesus Loved High Mountains, My Personal Appreciation Of The Natural Creation, Pinpointing The Location Of Jesus’ Return, Jesus Stands Upon Mount of Olives At His Return, Prophecy Of Job And Words Of The Two Angels, The Matthew 27:51-53 Debate, Jesus Returns In The Clouds, Zechariah’s Prophecy Concerning Jesus’ Return, Battle Of Armageddon, Mount Of Olives Splits In Two At Jesus’ Return, Secret Rapture Doctrine, Fault Line Discovered On Summit Of Mount Of Olives, Jordan Rift Valley And Earthquake Danger Facing Israel, Interesting Facts About Mount Of Olives, King David And Jesus, Suggested Reading List
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King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Jesus Loved High Mountains”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:” Matthew 5:1, KJV
“When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.” Matthew 8:1, KJV
“And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.” Matthew 14:23, KJV
“And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.” Matthew 15:29, KJV
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart . . . And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.” Matthew 17:1, 9, KJV
“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them . . . And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.” Matthew 28:16-17, KJV
“And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.” Mark 3:13, KJV
“And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.” Mark 6:45-46, KJV
“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them . . . And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.” Mark 9:2, 9, KJV
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12, KJV
“And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray . . . And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.” Luke 9:28, 37, KJV
“And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.” John 6:3, KJV
“When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.” John 6:15, KJV
King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Throne of David Prophecies”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Isaiah 11:1-10, KJV
“And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.” Isaiah 16:5, KJV
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Jeremiah 23:5-6, KJV
“But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.” Jeremiah 30:9, KJV
“In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.” Jeremiah 33:15-16, KJV
“And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.” Ezekiel 34:23-24, KJV
“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all: Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.” Ezekiel 37:21-25, KJV
“For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim: Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.” Hosea 3:4-5, KJV
“In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:” Amos 9:11, KJV
Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.” Zechariah 3:8, KJV
“And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” Zechariah 6:12-13, KJV
“And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I WILL RETURN, AND WILL BUILD AGAIN THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID, WHICH IS FALLEN DOWN; AND I WILL BUILD AGAIN THE RUINS THEREOF, AND I WILL SET IT UP: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.” Acts 15:13-17, KJV
“Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, HE WOULD RAISE UP CHRIST TO SIT ON HIS THRONE; He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:29-36, KJV
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: AND THE LORD GOD SHALL GIVE UNTO HIM THE THRONE OF HIS FATHER DAVID: AND HE SHALL REIGN OVER THE HOUSE OF JACOB FOR EVER; AND OF HIS KINGDOM THERE SHALL BE NO END.” Luke 1:26-33, KJV
“And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: BLESSED BE THE KINGDOM OF OUR FATHER DAVID, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.” Mark 11:8-10, KJV
King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Jesus is the Son of God”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham . . . But while he [Joseph] thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” Matthew 1:1, 20-25, KJV
“And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us.” Matthew 9:27, KJV
“And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?” Matthew 12:23, KJV
“Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.” Matthew 15:21-22, KJV
“And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.” Matthew 20:30-31, KJV
“And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest . . . And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, Matthew 21:8-9, 15, KJV
“While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.” Matthew 22:41-46, KJV
“And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” Mark 10:46-48, KJV
“And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.” Mark 12:35-37, KJV
“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli . . . Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David, Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,” Luke 3:23, 31-32, KJV
“And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.” Luke 18:35-39, KJV
“Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the scripture said, That CHRIST COMETH OF THE SEED OF DAVID, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? So there was a division among the people because of him.” John 7:40-43, KJV
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his SON JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD, WHICH WAS MADE OF THE SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:” Romans 1:1-4, KJV
“Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. Remember that JESUS CHRIST OF THE SEED OF DAVID was raised from the dead according to my gospel:” 2 Timothy 2:7-8, KJV
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, HE THAT HATH THE KEY OF DAVID, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;” Revelation 3:7, KJV
“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDA, THE ROOT OF DAVID, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Revelation 5:5-6, KJV
“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I AM THE ROOT AND THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:16, KJV
As is my custom, below is my synopsis of this article:
There Should Be Time No Longer – Part 1
Copyright 1994 – 2020 Bill’s Bible Basics
Published On : January 29, 2020
Last Updated : January 29, 2020
Origin Of This Article, The Pre-Adamic Civilization Doctrine And Gap Theory, Inhospitable Environment And Genesis Flood, Without Form And Void, Global Ocean With No Land Masses Yet, My Backlog Of Writing Work, The Order Of Events And Days In Genesis Chapter One, Day One: God Creates Light And Divides It From The Darkness, The Global Ocean Covered In Darkness, Creation And Beginning Of The Passage Of Time, Holy Spirit Is Our Teacher, Time Began When The Lord Created Alternating Phases Of Light And Darkness, Seven Important Words In Book Of Revelation: “That There Should Be Time No Longer”, God The Father Jesus And Spiritual Entities All Exist Outside Of Time, Did Jesus Manipulate Time On The Sea Of Galilee?, The Meaning Of “Immediately” In The New Testament, Seven More Important Words In Book Of Revelation: “For There Shall Be No Night There”, Heavenly City New Jerusalem Is An Eternal City Where Time Does Not Exist, God’s Brilliance Lights Up Entire Heavenly City, God Is Light And There Is No Darkness At All In Him, Jesus Mentions Twelve-Hour Shifts In Night And Day, Connection Between Genesis New Jerusalem And Time, No Need Of Sun And Moon To Lighten Heavenly City, Sun Moon And Stars Are Used To Mark Passage Of Time, Brilliance Of God The Father And His Son, My Personal Inklings, Strong Meat Belongeth To Them That Are Of Full Age, Does Light Of God And Christ Serve Another Purpose Besides Illuminating The Heavenly City?, What Makes Us Eternal?, Spirit = Energy, Holy Spirit Is An Extension Of God The Father, Jesus Filled With The Spirit Without Measure, Virtue Went Out Of Jesus When He Healed People, Same Creative Spirit Raised Lazarus Jesus And Others And Breathed Life Into Adam, Same Spirit Hovered Over The Deep In Genesis Resulting In The Creation
There Should Be Time No Longer – Part 2
Light Is A By-Product Of Energy Release Or Energy Transfer, Light From The Sun Stars Lightning And Nuclear Explosions, Spiritual Light Of God The Father And Christ Illuminate And Energize Entire Heavenly City, What Is The Actual Source Of Eternal Life In New Jerusalem?, Twelve Fruits Of The Tree Of Life, Exposed To And Absorbing The Light And Energy Of God, Example Of Rechargeable Batteries, Dead In Our Sins Without Christ, Quickened By The Spirit, The Earnest Of The Spirit, God’s Good Radiation Therapy, Father Of Lights, Shining Face Of Moses, Morning Stars, Fall Of Lucifer The Light Bearer, Satan: King Of Empires And God Of This World, “As Lightning Fall”, Angels Of Light And Satan The Deceiver And Father Of Lies, Auras Of Light And Halos In Paintings And On Statues, Jesus’ Amazing Transfiguration, What Happens When A Person Is Removed From God’s Spiritual Light And Energy?, Fate Of The Fallen Angels: Chains Of Darkness, Does Constantly Being In The Dark Away From God’s Presence Drain Spiritual Power?, Parallels To Superman, Walk In The Light, Flee From Darkness, We Will See His Face, Closing Remarks, Suggested Reading List
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King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Jesus’s Transfiguration”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” Matthew 17:1-5, KJV
“And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. For he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.” Mark 9:2-9, KJV
“And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.” Luke 9:28-36, KJV
King James Version Bible verse list compiled by Bill Kochman concerning the topic “Earnest of the Spirit”. Visit my page at www.billkochman.com/VerseLists/ to see all the lists I’ve compiled to date. Thanks!
In all of the following verses, the word “earnest” is derived from the Koine Greek word “arrabon”. Thayer’s Greek English Lexicon defines this ancient word as meaning “money which in purchases is given as a pledge or downpayment that the full amount will subsequently be paid.” In other words, the spark of the Holy Spirit which we each receive in this current life is sort of like a downpayment, preview or sample of the full life in the Spirit which we shall someday experience in the wonderful City of God, New Jerusalem. It is just a foretaste of what is to come.
“Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT in our hearts.” 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, KJV
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14, KJV
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle [meaning our physical body] were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 4:18-5:8, KJV