JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS TRUTH AND YOUR SHIELD PART 3

….his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Psalms 91:4 King James Version

Truth.  For the last two days we have been focusing on the word shield but today I want to switch up and focus on the word truth.  The word truth in Psalm 91:4 is the Hebrew word emeth and it means firmness, faithfulness and truth.  This displays to us The Father’s character of never changing,  When someone is firm and never changing and faithful, it makes them very easy to trust.  Why?  Because for the most part you know what they will and won’t do.  This same firmness of character should be evident in us as well since we are children of God.  As we realize who we are more and more in Christ this characteristic will be in ever increasing manifestation.  But getting back to truth, I want to look at the word truth in the New Testament because this speaks more closely to how we should perceive truth today and how truth is a shield and a buckler.

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  John 1;17 New International Version

So yesterday we talked about this particular verse.  We highlighted the truth that GRACE and TRUTH are One.  So this makes Grace who is Jesus, a shield and a buckler.  But let’s look at the word truth in that verse.  The word truth in that verse is the Greek word aletheia.  Aletheia means truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness.  In another definition it defines the word truth or aletheia as ‘final reality.”  This is eye opening because there are many thing that we see that exist today BUT they exist as a lie.  This means that they will be no where to be found when The Truth reigns.  Now we can say, “Yes it will be glorious in the Millenial Reign.”  That is true it will be.  But what are you going to do with the lies that exist that may be affecting your life or your family members life right now?  What lies you may ask?  Perhaps the lie of lack that maybe telling you that you only have $13.49 in the bank and that is all you HAVE.  Perhaps there has been a lingering pain or symptom in your body that is trying to get you to focus on it instead of THE TRUTH that by Jesus’s stripe YOU WERE HEALED!!!   You fill in the blank for yourself about what is going on in your life but know this: His Truth is your shield and your buckler.  Now remember the shield is a large shield that covers you entirely.  That means it covers your health, your wealth, your family, your dreams, your happiness and everything that pertains to life and godliness.  The buckler is a smaller shield that you can direct and block things that you see.

But what about the things you don’t see?  His Truth is your shield.  Remember in Genesis 15:1 what God told Abraham.

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. Genesis 15:1 King James Version

The word shield there is the Hebrew word magen. The root word of the word magen is the Hebrew word ganan. That word ganan means to cover, surround, defend and protect. Now that word shield or tsinnah in Psalms 91:4 means large shield. This large shield is one that covers the whole person or body. His truth is our shield that covers us, surrounds us, defends us and protects us.  So once again Poppa, God the Father can be trusted and you have to make a choice to trust and believe His Truth so that He and it can shield you.  You have to believe the truth that my God has supplied ALL your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  You have to believe that He Himself (Jesus) bore our sins in His body on the tree so that we being dead to sins can live to righteousness.  Those words He spoke to Abram belong to you because of the redemptive work of Christ.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.  Galatian 3:13-14  King James Version

You are redeemed and that redemption is ETERNAL.  The Word of God says so.  That means it works and is available ALL THE TIME.  Make sure you are using it ALL THE TIME.  His Truth, His Final Reality, is your shield now and forever more.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS TRUTH AND YOUR SHIELD PART 2

….his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4 King James Version

Do you see Truth as a Shield?  The Word of God says it is.  You have to really take some time and think about the depth of that statement, His Truth IS your SHIELD and BUCKLER.  Although our topic is on the shield, lets talk about the buckler.  A buckler is the smaller shield you have seen warriors carry that is attached to the forearm.  So yesterday we found out that the shield is a ganan which is a large shield that cover the entire body and today we see the buckler is a smaller shield.  There is a lot of ‘shielding’ going on.  The Father wants to shield you from danger, the curse and all other ills out here that people without a covenant deal with.  In John 17 (you can take the time to read it yourself) Jesus prayed an awesome prayer to God our Father.  In it He talked about how He had kept the disciples and protected them.  What was the shield Jesus used to do this?  The Father’s Name.

Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name, The Name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that Name You gave me. John 17:11-12 New International Version

He said that he kept them by that Name that the Father gave HIm.  You don’t get more truthful than love.  God is Love so even Love is Truth and Truth is a shield.  So then and now Truth was always and is always a Person.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14  King James Version

So we see here Jesus Who is said to be FULL of GRACE and TRUTH.  If you look up the word and that is between grace and truth you would see it’s in the singular tense.  That means grace and truth are One.  When you touch grace, you touch truth.  So His Truth (Jesus) is our shield and buckler.  And since GRACE and TRUTH are One that makes GRACE a shield and a buckler.  And if you think about it grace really is.  The Word says by grace we are saved through faith.  So God’s grace is shielding us from the destruction we were heading for.  God’s Grace in the form of Jesus is what  made us righteous.  That grace shields us permanently from the wrath of God, destruction, hell, the curse and all other ungodly types of situations.  So now you have another reason to be thankful for God’s grace.  Now you know that GRACE and TRUTH are synonymous and grace is a shield as truth is a shield.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS TRUTH AND YOUR SHIELD PART 1

….his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.  Psalms 91:4 King James Version

There is a lot of power in the truth.  The truth is who The Holy Spirit is,… He is the Spirit of Truth.  The Holy Spirit bares witness with the truth.  He will not bare witness with a lie.  This is why it’s so important for us to KNOW, “BELIEVE” and SPEAK the truth at all times.  Psalms 91:4 says that His truth is our shield and buckler.  The word shield there is the Hebrew word tsinnah.  Tsinnah means large shield.  Now lets look at another scripture where this word shield was first used.

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. Genesis 15:1 King James Version

Now when you look at Psalms 91:4 and see that it says that His Truth is our shield (remember this means large shield) and our buckler.  God’s truth is His Word. It’s what He speaks and says.  This truth is our shield and buckler.  For right now I want to focus on the word shield.  We already looked at the word shield in Psalms 91:4. Let’s take a look at it in Genesis 15:1  This scripture takes place right after Abram and his 318 trained servants had just whipped a good number of kings with larger armies than what Abram had.  This proves what Elijah said about there are more that be with us than be with them.  When God is with you, you can be one and put a thousand to flight or two and put ten thousand to flight.  Abram won the battle and brought back all the people that were taken and the spoils.  He returned the spoils and people to their rightful kings and kingdoms.  But you know what, even after so great a victory its interesting to see how Abram was a lot like us.  After returning  from this great victory Abram was worried that those kings would regroup and come back after him and his family.  After all Abram was an immigrant, an alien, an outsider, kinda like you at your job.  So Poppa, God the Father being the good Daddy that he is speaks a word to Abram.

After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. Genesis 15:1 King James Version

That scripture states “the word of the Lord came unto Abram”.  The word of the Lord here is the word logos and it means the pre-incarnate Christ.  You can recognize this as Jesus because He never changes.  How many times did Jesus say to people in the New Testament, “Fear not”?  He never changes!  He says to Abram, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.”  The word shield there is the Hebrew word magen.  The root word of the word magen is the Hebrew word ganan.  That word ganan means to cover, surround, defend and protect.  Now that word shield or tsinnah in Psalms 91:4 means large shield.  This large shield is one that covers the whole person or body.  His truth is our shield that covers us, surrounds us, defends us and protects us.  It is our job to ‘fear not and dwell in the secret place (Jesus) of the Most High (El Elyon) and abide under the shadow (protection) of the Almighty (El Shaddai).  This is short but powerful and I encourage you to really read and study these scriptures and stories in Genesis and Psalms yourself because it’s the Truth that YOU KNOW that makes you free,  When you know The Truth then you know His Truth is your shield and buckler.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST THE TRUTH – ABOUT RIVERS IN THE DESERT

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19  KJV

Can you tell me when is the last time you have seen a river in the desert?  Naturally, maybe never.  But by trusting and believing the Word of God you can change any desert situation in your life to a pure, crystal clear flowing river that never ceases.  You may need to ‘see’ a river of healing or a river of financial favor.  You may need restoration in your marriage or other God ordained relationships.  Whatever the need is understand by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, it has already been provided for.  There are some key secrets locked into those two verses. Let’s break them down.

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Focusing on the past problem is a hindrance to your faith.  Why? Because the issue is in the realm of the seen.  The  Word tells us to look at what you cannot see.  How do we do that? By finding and looking at what The Word says about our situation.  I could go thru all the popular scriptures on finances and healing but you know how about we just focus on the revelation and truth of just one?

His divine power has GIVEN us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  Berean Study Bible 2 Peter 1:3

I desire to help and bless you so I want you to begin to pay extra special attention to the New Testament scriptures that talk about what God thru Christ has GIVEN us.  A friend could call you up and say, “Hey I have a jacket, Ralph Lauren jacket that I have never worn or used. It still has the tags on it. Would you like it?”  Sure you say and then they tell you its yours just come pick it up.   Two months go by and you have never went to “receive your jacket.”   Poppa has GIVEN us ALL THINGS.  Everything includes ALL THINGS that we need for life(natural life) and godliness (spiritual life).  Do you believe it?

Is a home a necessity of life and not just any home a nice one?  Yes if you know God, you know He has provided for you to have the best because He gave you His best gift first: JESUS.  Everything else is lower than Jesus.  A nice house is a lesser gift than Jesus.  A nice car cannot compare to Jesus. Are you getting the picture?  So since Poppa HAS GIVEN that means if there is any lack in any area of your life that there are RIVERS IN THE DESERT just waiting for you to partake of.  So forget the past and go get, TAKE what Poppa has already given you.  You will be glad you did!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- WEEKEND EDITION-OVERCOMING THE WORLD!!

…because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

There’s a lot going on in “the world’ today.  Unbelievers are concerned and many believers are concerned as well and to a certain degree we all should be, but not to the point of fear and worry.  Why?  Because we are in the world but not of the world.  Our health and well being  does not depend on the resources of this world.  Now if as a believer, you have no knowledge of this or simply don’t believe that that is true, you may have reason for concern, but allow me to dispel any doubt you may have.  The Word of God says in the book of Hosea, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.”  Lack in any form is sin and Romans 6:14 declares that, “Sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under GRACE (Who is Jesus).

Our topic text says:  …because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

If you are born again, you are born of God!!!  If you are born of God YOU ARE CONSTANTLY COMING OFF VICTORIOUS OVER THE WORLD.  “Well, Brother Vincent, my life sure does not look like I am coming off victorious over the world.”  I understand but, this is where you have to make a decision. Are you going to believe your circumstances or The Word of The Father.   The issue may be, “Do you believe The Word?”  You may be what Brother Copeland calls mentally assenting to The Word or agreeing with your mouth but not really believing it in your heart where it matters.  Do a test, check your mouth an thoughts.  What have you been thinking and saying about circumstances that don’t line up and agree with The Word?  Look at this verse.

Who is he who is constantly coming off victorious over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? I John 5:5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You will probably say, “I believe Jesus is the Son of God!!”  Okay great!! Do you believe that Jesus has conquered the world?  He told you He did.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

If your were a growing fetus inside your mothers womb still and your Mom was eating Wendy’s that day for dinner, guess what you would be having for dinner?  WENDY’S.  Why? Because you are in your Mom and whatever your Mom is getting or ingesting is what will be passed to you.  If you are a believer YOU ARE IN CHRIST!! Since you are in Christ ALL that CHRIST IS AND HAS AND HAS DONE IS YOURS!!! His overcoming the world is your overcoming the world. His victory over the world is your victory over the world. Believe that and you will walk in victory in every area of your life. God the Father has given you the victory thru your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! Receive it!! Take it!!!

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Co

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD

Because in Him there is continuously and permanently at home all the fullness of absolute deity in bodily fashion. And you are in Him, having been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him who is the Head of every principality and authority.  Colossians 2:8 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You’re full of it!  He’s full of it!  She’s full of it!  We’ve all heard this expression used and perhaps have used it ourselves on a few people.  And more than likely it probably was not in a positive way.  However if you are a believer, guess what?  You are full of it!  Full of power, full of glory, full of healing, full of health, full of wealth, full of life, full of love, full of grace and truth because you are full of JESUS.  Do you realize what the scripture above is saying?  That scripture is saying that in Jesus dwells continually and permanently  ALL THE FULLNESS OF ABSOLUTE DEITY.  Who is this absolute deity? That would be God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  So although they are three distinct beings it was the Father’s will that all of them be placed into One being, JESUS.

The real joy is in the reason that God the Father did this. He didn’t do this for Himself or Jesus or for the Holy Spirit.  He did it because He knew that everything He would do for and through believers He would do it through Jesus His Son. So His purpose and goal was so that ALL of His fullness would be made available for the benefit of the church. That’s you and me!!!  “Well how does that benefit me?”  It benefits you because ALL of God is in you and all of Jesus and all of the Holy Spirit, so whatever is in Jesus is in you!!! You are in Him and He is in you!

I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:23 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Now lets look at our opening text scripture and break it down piece by piece.

And you are in Him, having been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him Who is the Head of every principality and authority. Colossians 2:8 Kenneth Wuest Translation

God’s Word declared that you have been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him Who is the Head of every principality and authority.

“Well I sure don’t feel full?” When has God ever been limited to what you feel?  When you wake up and realize that no matter what you do in the natural earth realm as a job that your REAL FULL TIME JOB is being a BELIEVER, things will change forever.  You have to renew your mind to that, we all do and I tell you I am about it.  You are not called to operate in the fullness of your flesh you are called to operate in the fullness of God which is in your spirit.  You are a spirit filled BELIEVER!! That is who you are and that is what you are.  Now what would you think of a car that thought it was a bike? Now I know that is ridiculous but that is my point.  If that car could talk and you tried to start it and it did not move but instead said to you, “If you could just start to pedal me I will get us going.”  That is preposterous.  It’s no more preposterous than for you as a believer to be living and operating off what you see and feel instead of The Word of God.

I want to share with you something that is extremely interesting about being a believer and should provoke you to be who you are even more.  I once heard Kenneth E. Hagin bring up a very valid point about the New Testament books after Jesus’s crucifixion. He said, ” Did you ever noticed that John in his gospels never mentions faith in connection with prayer?  Then when you get to the Acts and then you go on over to the Epistles written to the church, Paul wrote half of them Paul, Peter, James, John, Jude….. not one single time does anybody ever writing to the church(in those books) ever encourage them or tell them to believe or to have faith. Did you ever notice that? Now why? Because that’s who they are!  They are believers.”    I had never noticed that until this time.  But Brother Hagin did not end there he went on to make a shocking inditement.  He said, “Our having to encourage people to believe and have faith is a result of The Word of God having lost its reality in our lives.”

What is Brother Hagin saying?  He is saying that believing The Word of God should be as simple and easy as breathing air to us as believers.  It should be like a fish swimming, or a bird flying because that is who we are…BELIEVERS and that is what we do…BELIEVE!!!!  When we do that then we will simply lay hands on the sick and they will recover, stunted arms will grow out, missing limbs will be restored because the same Jesus that did this while He was here on the Earth is in us. His fullness, all the fullness of God is in us. But you have to believe it’s in you and its yours. We must become fullness conscious. So conscious of God’s fullness that we can’t help but through Christ heal the sick, raise the dead and all the greater works that Jesus said we would do.  But what was the key to the greater works? BELIEVING!!

I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12 New Living Translation

Believe that you are in a state of FULLNESS. Be fullness conscious all the time!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAITH “FOR LIFE!!!” Part 3

Most assuredly, I am saying to you, If anyone keeps my word, death he will never, positively not, look at with interest and attention. John 8:51 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Jesus does not want us to place our interest and attention on death, destruction and mayhem that may be taking place all around us. This is why he made this statement in The Word.  He knows that if we place our focus there it will affect our faith. This is the same reason God the Father and  Jesus don’t want us focusing on and talking about sin.  Whether it be the sin of other believers or unbelievers,  God the Father does not want us thinking about it and talking about it.  Why? Because He is not thinking about it nor talking about it.  He has put our sins and the sins of the whole world away when Jesus took away the sins of the whole world on the Cross.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

God made Him(Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.  2 Corinthians 5:21 Berean Study Bible

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 1:29 KJV

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12  KJV

Again God knows that if you focus on sin and death it will affect your faith. If you sit up and feed on the news about how people are being shot and killed as sad as that is, it will create thoughts of fear for the same. God expects and has provided LIFE for us through Christ Jesus.  We are to have and walk and live in FAITH FOR LIFE!!!!

“But a thief does not come except to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have whatever is abundant.” John 10:10  Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Look at another version here.

A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need. John 10:10 God’s Word Translation

He does not want you thinking thoughts of death, destruction or lack.  That belongs to the devil, the world and is a part of the curse which you as a believer ARE REDEEMED FROM.  He wants you thinking like He Himself is thinking. What is the Father thinking when it comes to you His child.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

Thoughts of peace. That word peace in that scripture is actually the Hebrew word shalom.  Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. THAT IS LIFE!!! Poppa desires and has provided for you to have FAITH FOR LIFE!!!  Jesus has come that you may HAVE LIFE and then have it in super abundance. What does that mean?  It means you have so much life you have life to give away to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse diseased people.  He has given you this life freely by His GRACE.  Freely you have received so freely give!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAITH “FOR LIFE!!!” Part 2

Most assuredly, I am saying to you, If anyone keeps my word, death he will never, positively not, look at with interest and attention. John 8:51 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Yesterday we talked about  how a lot is going on these days in the natural that we can see and much of it involves death and shootings and killings.   We also emphasized how now more then ever believers MUST walk by faith and not by sight.  Walking by faith is walking in and on The Word Who is JESUS!!!

Remember this:  JESUS came and not only gave His Life FOR YOU, He gave His Life TO YOU!!!!  To place more emphasis on our test scripture above take a look at what The Word says about death in regards to JESUS and remember YOU AND JESUS ARE ONE!!!

Now, in view of the fact that we died once for all with Christ, we believe that we shall also live by means of Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised up from among those who are dead, no longer dies. Death over Him no longer exercises lordship.  Romans 6:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

To paraphrase this scripture, JESUS IS DONE with death and so should you be!!! The Word of God declares that  in I John 4:17

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. New International Version

You have to really take so time and meditate and dissect Romans 6:8-9. There is so much there. But the main thing to remember is, “Death over Him no longer exercises lordship.” Jesus is Lord of all. Jesus is Lord over sickness and disease and even death in all of its ways, shapes and forms.  Believers must understand that death does not just function when a person is laying still in a coffin.  Sickness and disease are a form or death.  Chronic fatigue is a form of death,  Declension in your physical and mental health as you age is a form of death. It is not natural from God the Father’s perspective. Before the fall such things never existed.  I have already shown you 2 scriptures that talk about believers not looking or focusing on death and realizing that death no longer exercises lordship over Jesus or them.  Allow me to share with you one more.

For The Law of The Spirit of Life which is in Yeshua The Messiah has freed you from the law of sin and of death.  Romans 8:32 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

It does not get much plainer than that. The things I mentioned above this scripture like sickness disease, chronic fatigue and others all function out of the law of sin death.  If those things are functioning in a believers life they are doing so ILLEGALLY.  Are people suppose to break into other people’s home? No! Do some people still do it? Yes! But it still illegal. The devil’s the same way, if he is allowed to do something illegally without resistance he will.  A law is a principle that operates with fixedness and regularity meaning it functions the same way every time, all the time.  Just like the law of thrust and lift is a greater law than gravity, so is the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus  a greater law than the law of sin and death which The Word of God declared you have been freed from.

We should constantly be looking at Jesus Who came that we may have life and have it in super abundance as He declares in John 10:10.   The world says, “When you get to a certain age things just don’t work the way they used to.” LIE! The Word of God says, “With length of days I satisfy him, And I cause him to look on My salvation!” in Psalms 91:16.  The Word salvation in that scripture is the Hebrew word yeshuah which is the name of Jesus.  Yeshuah there means:

#3444 יְשׁוּעָה y@shuw`ah {yesh-oo'-aw}

 passive participle of H3467; TWOT - 929b; n f

—Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) salvation, deliverance
    1a) welfare, prosperity
    1b) deliverance
    1c) salvation (by God)
    1d) victory

—Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)

Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity:—deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

Yeshua Who is Jesus Who is salvation is welfare, prosperity, deliverance, salvation from God, victory, aid, prosperity and health. So when you are shown Yeshua you are shown life in all of its ways, shapes and forms as opposed to death in all its ways, shapes and forms.  The Word of God says that beholding Jesus we are transformed into His same image. That means we are transformed in a life of welfare, prosperity, deliverance, salvation from God, victory, aid, prosperity and divine health just like Him!  Have faith for life!!!!  Keep your eyes of JESUS!!
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAITH “FOR LIFE!!! Part 1”

Most assuredly, I am saying to you, If anyone keeps my word, death he will never, positively not, look at with interest and attention. John 8:51 Kenneth Wuest Translation

A lot is going on these days in the natural that we can see and much of it involves death and shootings and killings.   More then ever believers MUST walk by faith and not by sight.  Walking by faith is walking in and on The Word Who is JESUS!!!  It’s natural to be concerned but as a believer you must know you are not just natural. JESUS CAME THAT WE HAVE LIFE.

Remember this:  JESUS came and not only gave His Life FOR YOU, He gave His Life TO YOU!!!!  Look at what The Word says about death in regards to JESUS and remember YOU AND JESUS ARE ONE!!!

Now, in view of the fact that we died once for all with Christ, we believe that we shall also live by means of Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised up from among those who are dead, no longer dies. Death over Him no longer exercises lordship.  Romans 6:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Did you see what that scripture just said?  It said, “Death over Him(which includes YOU!) no longer exercises lordship.  When situations happen that are tragic we must keep our thoughts, word and interest and attention on The Word of God and not on the death and destruction.  The Word of God tells us we are in this world but not of this world.  So much like the fictional character Superman, many of the things that can affect a simple human being cannot affect you as a believer.  So make sure YOU know and believe the LOVE God has for you.  That Love is in The Word and it tells you what you can expect in the midst of the chaos in the world.  Let’s look at His Love in The Word.

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 New Living Translation

NO WEAPON includes guns, knives, radiation, nuclear bombs, negative tweets or Facebook post or evil plots or plans against a righteous person.  The end of the verse declares, “I the Lord have spoken!!”  Your job is to believe the Lord.  Your faith is a weapon that accesses Poppa’s protection in any situation.  “Yes but Brother Vincent I have seen other believers and church people be killed.”  That is horrific and sad and should never happen but again we walk by faith, not by ours or other people’s experience regardless if they are a believer or not.  Read the next scripture and make a decision to believe it.

Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Psalms 91:7 New Living Translation

Did you SEE what the Lord just told you in that scripture above?  Okay, here is the real question.  DO YOU BELIEVE IT?  A thousand fall at your side is deaths that are away from you however ten thousand  at thy right hand means even people close to you or a family member even.  The right hand is a place of closeness and nearness.  The Word says even if something happens to someone close to you it won’t come near you.  Now you can extend that spiritual blanket over your family by using your faith but the truth of the matter is SALVATION which includes deliverance is PERSONAL!!  You don’t know what your brother or sister in the natural or in the Lord truly believe.  Many times there are people who quote The Word but when the going gets rough you really find out what they believe.  This is not to condemn anyone its an encouragement to make sure you are a believing The Word of God not just parroting The Word like a bird.

The reason for our text scripture is because people as a whole including believers give death their attention and worse, their words. Proverbs says “death and life are in the power of the tongue and those that love it will eat its fruit.”  Jesus is the One who spoke the scripture below.

Most assuredly, I am saying to you, If anyone keeps my word, death he will never, positively not, look at with interest and attention. John 8:51

We are not to look forward to death regardless of our age.  We are not to  be talking about death as if it is a lord over us or thinking that the same thing that happens in the world or to the world can happen to us. That is unbelief.  I remember being in a church service once right after someone had shot up a movie theater and killed many which was horrible and the minister began to talk about it.  Then she said, “That could have been here!”, and do you know most of the people in church said, “Amen!”.  Amen means so be it.  I looked around shocked and got up and walked outside. I could not take it and would not take it. NEVER agree with anything that is contrary to The Word, I don’t care what it LOOKS like. You LOOK to Psalms 91!!  You walk by faith not by sight!!!! You claim the promises of  God and those promises include His Divine protection.  Death is a part of the curse and Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.  We will pick this up again tomorrow.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – THERE IS THE LOVE!

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  I John 4:10 KJV

 

There’s a popular song by the group called the Black Eyed Peas entitled, “Where is the  Love?”.  I believe that question deserves an answer, especially since the answer is right there sitting in the Word of God and if you are a believer the answer is right there IN YOU!!!

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5 NIV

The world in many cases is looking for love.  Some are consciously looking for Love. some unconsciously.  Why?  Because its kind of like a fish. If a fish accidentally hops out of water it will do it’s best to get back to it.  Why? Because that is its natural habitat.  That is where it is comfortable and moves with ease.  People were not created by the devil.  All people were created by God, by Love!  And when they function in Love they to be more healthy, happy and whole.  Why? Because that is Who God is.

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. I John 4:16 English Standard Version

God is Love!  As believers we must keep that as a key in our minds and hearts. As Christians we are pictures, images and reflections of Christ to the world much like the moon reflects the Sun.  We are moons reflecting The Son!!!!  Our behavior and attitude and responses towards people in our very own homes and in the world should be reflective of The Son!!!   If every believer keeps this in mind wherever they go and in all that they do, I believe less and less people will be asking, “Where is the Love? and instead start saying, “There is the Love!!”.  And when they see and are impacted by the Love of God in you through Christ Jesus, that is your opportunity to point them to all the warmth of The Son and give them the gift of real Love:  JESUS!!!

All the blessed to you!! Shalom!