City Of Refuge City Of Peace
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Zechariah: He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea.
Welcome to This City: City of Refuge, City Of Peace.
The Lord has given us a vision for every city to be a city of refuge & a city of peace as the people of God come together in unity to serve the needs of their city.
I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what He will answer concerning my complaint. Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.
Psalm 133 ►JPS Tanakh 1917 A Song of Ascents; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard; Even Aaron’s beard, That cometh down upon the collar of his garments; Like the dew of Hermon, that cometh down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing, Even life for ever.
A City Whose Builder and Maker is God:
Hebrews 11:8, 9,10, 13, 16. 12: 14a, 22a, 24. Psalm 87:1-6
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing wither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. But now they desire a better country, that is a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He hath prepared for them a city. Follow peace with all men.
***Ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the Blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Psalm 87: 1-6 On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; the LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of our God. I count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me; behold Phillistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia: in Zion were they born. Of Zion it shall be said, "Everyone was born in her, and the Most High himself shall sustain her. The LORD will record as he enrolls the peoples, "These also were born there". The singers and the dancers will say, "All my fresh springs are in you."
City Of Refuge:
Numbers 35: 13 to 15, Deuteronomy 33:27, Joshua 20:3, 2 Samuel 22:3, Psalms 9:9, 14:6, 46:1, 57:1, 48:3, 59:16, 62:7, 8, 71:7, 91:2, 9, 94:22, 142:5, Proverbs 14: 26, Isaiah 25:4, Jeremiah 16:19, Hebrews 6:18,
And of these cities which you shall give six cities (Kadesh, Shechem, Hebron, Bezer, Ramoth and Golan) shall you have for refuge....which shall be cities of refuge. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. They (these cities) shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my high tower and my refuge, my saviour, you save me from violence. The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. The poor: the Lord is his refuge. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Be merciful unto me O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in you: in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over-past. God is known, for a refuge. But I will sing of your power, yes I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times: you people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. You are my strong refuge. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God in Him will I trust. Because you have made the Lord which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. I cried unto you O Lord: I said You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. For you (O Lord) have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. O Lord my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto you from the ends of the earth. We have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.
City of Peace
Leviticus 26:6, Numbers 6: 24-26, Psalms 29:11, 34:14, 37:11, 37, Psalms 72:7, Psalms 85:8-10, 119:165, 122:6, 125:5, 128:6, 147: 14, Proverbs 3:17, 12:20, 16:7, Isaiah 9:6, 7, 26:12, 32:17,18, 52:7, 54:10, 55:12, 60:17, 66:12, Jeremiah 29: 5 to 7, 11, Ezekiel: 34:25, Haggai 9: 9, Zechariah 9: 9,10, Malachi 2:10
And I (the Lord your God) will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. The Lord bless you and keep you: The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. The Lord will give strength unto his people, the Lord will bless his people with peace. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace. In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures. I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace to his people. Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him: that glory may dwell in our land. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Great peace have they which love your law. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love you. Peace shall be upon Israel. You shall see your children`s children and peace upon Israel. He (the Lord) makes peace in your borders. Her (wisdom`s) ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. To the counsellors of peace is joy. When a man`s ways please the Lord he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end. Lord, you will ordain peace for us. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace. The chastisement of our peace was upon him (the Messiah). For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my (your God`s) kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, says the Lord that has mercy on you. For you shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace. I will also make your officers peace. Violence shall no more be heard in your land. I will extend peace to her like a river. Build houses and settle down, plant gardens and eat what they produce, marry and have sons and daughters, find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters; increase in number there, do not decrease also seek the peace and prosperity of the city. For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I will bring health and healing to this city and I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of wild beasts so that they may live in safety. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house says the Lord Almighty and in this place I will grant peace says the Lord Almighty. Rejoice greatly O daughter of Zion. Shout O daughter of Jerusalem. See your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the war horses and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth. My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him. This called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name.
Matthew 9:50, Luke 1: 78, 79, Luke 2:14, 19: 38
Have salt in yourselves and have peace one with another. The rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death to guide our feet into the path of peace. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests. Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven and glory in the highest.
PEACE, PEACEABLE, PEACEMAKERS
I Timothy 2:1,2,3- I exhort therefore that, first, of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men: For kings, and for all that are in authority; and that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.
Hebrews 12:11,12,13,14 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And mae straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man may see God.
James 3:17, 18 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy, and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as it lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mark 9: 50 Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
John 14:27, 16:33, 20:19, 21 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Acts 10:36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all).
Romans 1:7, 2:10, 5:1, 8:6, 10:15, 14:17 & 19, 15:13, 15:33, 16: 20 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! For the kindness of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Now may the God of peace be with you all. Amen. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen
I Corinthians 1:3, 7:15, 14:33 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. But God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all congregations of the saints.
II Corinthians 1:2, 13:11 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Finally brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Galatians 1:3, 5:22, 6:16 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Ephesians 1:2, 2:14,15,17, 4:3, 6:15, 23 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having aboloished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Colossians 1:2, 20, 3:15 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and Peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself: by Him whether they be of things in earth, or things in heaven. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
I Thessalonians 1:1, 5: 13, 23 To the congregation of the Thessalonians which is in God our Father and the Lord Jesus the anointed one: Grace unto you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work`s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I prayGod your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:2, 3:16 To the congregation of the Thessalonians which is in God our Father and the Lord Jesus the anointed one: Grace unto you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.
I Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace God our Father and Jesus the anointed one, our Lord.
II Timothy,1:2, 2:22 To Timothy, my own dearly beloved son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace God our Father and Jesus the anointed one, our Lord. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus, the anointed one, our Saviour.
Philemon 3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus, the anointed one.
Hebrews 7:2, 12:14, 13:20 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
I Peter 1:2, 3:14 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and our saviour Jesus the anointed one. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
II John 3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
III John 14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.
Jude 2 Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Revelation 1:4, 6:4 John to the seven congregations which are in Asia: Grace be unto you and peace, from him which is and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven spirits which are before his throne; and from Jesus the Anointed One, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.
2 Peter 3: 11-18
But, in accordance with His promise, we wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.
Peace in the midst of war in Israel:: A clip showing how the Israeli small kids in Sderot cope with the frequent sirens. They sing this song! However, the parents and teachers are running out of ideas as to how to distract them so they don't wind up with permanent emotional stress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoB1AjVCueU