JUST DA TRUTH ABOUT – YOUR “SAMENESS” WITH THE FATHER & JESUS Part 2

Having therefore been justified by faith, peace (shalom) we are having with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also our entree we have as a permanent possession into this unmerited favor in which we have been placed permanently, and rejoice upon the basis of hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Yesterday we talked about God the Father and some not so well known aspects and characteristics of our relationship WITH Him.  Today we are going to focus on what we have WITH Him and the Lord Jesus Christ and I believe it will be extremely eye-opening to us all.  The scripture above says that since we are justified by faith or made righteous, peace which is really the Greek word eirene, which is the Hebrew word shalom we are ‘HAVING WITH’ God thru our Lord Jesus Christ. These connecting words are very key and it is extremely important that we understand and define them so that no benefit or provision from the Father thru Jesus is left on the table. Psalms 23 declares He has prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies. What exactly is on that table?

One of the things there is shalom.  Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Now the word have or having  is the Greek word echo.  It means to have, hold or possess.  So based on those definitions we can read that scripture above this way and not take away from its structure, context or actual meaning.

Possessing therefore justification by faith, completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony and the absence of agitation or discord we now possess WITH God the Father through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through Jesus also we have our entrance into the permanent possession of (GRACE) unmerited favor in which we have been placed permanently and rejoice upon the basis of a confident expectation of good and a good opinion of God the Father and of the glory of God the Father. Romans 5:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation expanded thru Strongs definition.

You will notice that I keep capitalizing the word WITH.  I will now tell you why.  When this scripture talks of us having peace or shalom WITH God the Father it is two-fold at least.  God the Father used to be angry with human kind because of sin.  He is no longer. Jesus took all of His wrath upon Himself at the cross giving us and putting us at peace with God the Father.  Let’s see this thru the Word of God.

For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5;19 New Living Translation

So you see here it was Poppa Himself in Christ Who reconciled the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.  It was God the Father Himself in Christ on the the cross. It should have been us but Jesus gave His Life FOR US, then turned around and gave His Life TO US!!!!  This is key to the word WITH. Why? Because God the Father and Jesus live in completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony and the absence of agitation or discord.  So thru Jesus’s finished work they have turned around and shared their very LIFE WITH US.  God the Father is not content to give us a lesser life than He Himself has.  He put a plan into action to give His Life to us.  Meditate this.  Understand this. It WILL change your life.  This does not take place after you go to Heaven. This is ETERNAL LIFE and you HAVE it NOW!!!

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. I John 5:13 NIV

Get this into your consciousness and never let it go!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT “YOUR” SAMENESS WITH JESUS! Part 1

Having therefore been justified by faith, peace (shalom) we are having with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also our entree we have as a permanent possession into this unmerited favor in which we have been placed permanently, and rejoice upon the basis of hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation

If you have been readying this blessed blog for anytime you will know that I often refer to God as Poppa. Why because that’s WHO HE IS…. to me!!! This does not make me special but it is a revelation because  you have to get a revelation of God not just as God but as Abba or Father or Poppa or Daddy.  Why? Because that is the Name that Jesus came to reveal to us when and while He was on the Earth.  As usual, don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

I have made Your Name known to these men whom You gave me from the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your Word.  John 17:6 International Standard Version

So lets get into the meat of what we will talk about today and all this week. This ties right in with knowing God as Father.  Have you ever noticed in the Bible how in the Old Testament, the people of Israel were called the ‘children‘ of Israel?  But in the New Testament its said “to as many as believed on or in Him to them gave He power to become the ‘sons‘ of God.  So we have an interesting comparison here children and sons.

What makes us a child today as opposed to a son?

Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.  Galatians 4:1-2 KJV

The word child there in that scripture is the Greek word népios and it means an infant, fig. a simple-minded or immature person. It also means to be unlearned and unenlightened.

The scripture goes on to say that a child is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. So the Word of God says in Galatians 3:24 that the law WAS our guardian or tutor or governor until Christ came. Well I have Good News for you.  Christ HAS COME.  And if you have received Him and His Grace and the gift of His righteousness as your righteousness then you are not under the law but under GRACE Who is Christ.  This qualifies for you and makes you a son.  Now lets define a son.

But since that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:25 Holman Christian Standard Bible

The word son there in the scripture is the Greek word huios.  Look at some of the definitions of this word huios.

  • properly, a son (by birth or adoption); (figuratively) anyone sharing the same nature as their Father. For the believer, becoming a son of God begins with being reborn (adopted) by the heavenly Father – through Christ (the work of the eternal Son). In hyiós (“son”) equally refers to female believers (Gal 3:28)

 

  • /hyiós (“son”) emphasizes likeness of the believer to the heavenly Father, i.e. resembling His character more and more by living in faith (“God’s inwrought persuasions)

 

  • /hyiós (“son”) highlights the (legal) right to the Father’s inheritance, i.e. as the believer lives in conformity with the Father’s nature (purpose)

What I want you to see that this sonship indicates the likeness or sameness of God the Father.  The Bible in John says that as Jesus is, so are we in this world.  Jesus said He and the Father are One.  He prayed that we would be One with Him even as He and the Father are One.  If anyONE gets their prayer answered it’s Jesus, so I believe I am One with Jesus and therefore One with Poppa or the Father.  Tomorrow, we will discover some of the thing we have ours as a result of this Oneness!!

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 5

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”  Matthew 28:18 New International Version

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 KJV

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 KJV

If you believe the Bible, have you ever wondered, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?”  Why would The Father do that?  Well God is the most purposeful Being there is in the entire universe.  Everything He does or does not do has a very specific reason and purpose.  But, back to our question, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?”.  The answer is easy and the main reason is found in the scripture above.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 KJV

Did you notice one thing in particular that God gave man dominion over?  Over ALL the Earth.  What is man’s body made out of?  The dust of the ground, the earth.  So you see God made man’s body out of the earth, the ground.  But before He did that He knew that He had already given man (that is the real man, man’s spirit) dominion over the ground.  The word dominion there comes from the Hebrew word “radar”. It means to have dominion over, reign, rule and dominate.  So God the Father gave man the power to reign, rule, dominate and have dominion over his physical earthly body.  God never rescinded that even after Adam sinned.  You see Adam lived 930 years with a dead spirit or you could say in a fallen state.  How?  The answer is simple Adam did not know death.  He was not familiar with death.  He had to learn how to die.  He did not speak death words over himself or his wife.  He did not have death knowledge.  He was not intimate with death.

Sure later on, the enemy tempted Cain to rise up in jealousy and anger and kill his brother Abel, but that was an outside trait introduced to people who knew nothing about death.  How can I be so sure that Adam was not ‘death minded’.  Well he lived for 930 years one and two even after God Himself said Adam would die Adam turned right around and named his wife Eve.  Eve means the mother of all living.  So what is my point?  My point is people today are really familiar with death.  You could say some people are on a first name basis with death.  They invite death into their lives and to take their lives.  Oh sure, they don’t do it intentionally but intentional or not intentional it still has the same effect.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21

Do you mean to tell me I have the power over whether I live or die?  No God the Father is telling you that not because He wants you to die but because He wants you to make the right choice, choose to accept His Son Jesus and then learn to speak the right words and live…..forever.  Now the living forever is a whole other teaching.  But my point is you have been given power over your body by God.  You don’t have to be sick.  You don’t have to have arthritis.  And by all means please do not make the situation worse by adding “my” arthritis.  You are not the owner and creator of arthritis, someone or something has or is trying to give it to you and you know what you need to do?  You need to stick it back in the mail box and sing Elvis Presley, RETURN TO SENDER!!!!!!

God the Father did not design you or create you with or for arthritis, that was introduced to you later on and somewhere you accepted the package.  Remember your body is made out of the earth and you have dominion over the earth.  What you do with that dominion will determine how you live.  You can be pain free and healthy at 100 years old.  Abraham did it and The Word says THE BLESSING of Abraham is ours.  ‘Well things just happen to your body when you get a certain age.”  That’s a lie!!

Did you ever stop to think about this: JESUS’S body is over 2,000 years old today and guess what?  It’s not sick, not sore, has no arthritis or any or disease or debilitating symptoms.  ‘Well that’s Jesus!!!’  Really?  I’m going to give you a scripture and sign off right there.

“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.” I John 4:17 New International Version

In this world we are like Jesus.  You may want to say that to yourself six or seven….hundreds times until every pain, symptom or whatever that is in your life that you do not want or desire is removed.  Jesus died so you can be just like Him.  He died to give you everything the Father has through Him.  You have authority over your body.  All you have to do is receive it.  TAKE IT!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 4

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”   Matthew 28:18 New International Version

25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”  Matthew  8:25-27  New American Standard Bible

What kind of man is this?  The kind of man or woman that you and I have become if you are a believer.  Look at what Jesus said to His then disciples.  The question He asked presupposes that He had an expectation of them.  They awoke Him expecting Him to do something but it appears that HE EXPECTED THEM TO DO SOMETHING.  In order for Him to expect them to do something He must have known that they COULD do something.  In the book of Matthew the disciples had not yet realized WHO and WHAT they were and WHAT they could do.  But by the book of Acts, you see Peter and John walking in “THEIR” authority in THE NAME!!!

So The Word of God says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever more.  So when situations or circumstances or family members or even ourselves seem to manifest symptoms in the form of sickness, disease, lack or any other attack that is not of God, Jesus’ expectation is the same today as it was back then on that boat and even greater.  Why?  Because we are now born again and His Spirit is on the inside of us and He has given us HIS NAME that will do all that He would do if He was here physically.  This is the reason Jesus came to Earth.  Not just to save us from hell and then let us live in hell on Earth racked with sickness, disease, debt and lack living like paupers and beggars until finally we’re taken out by some disease that Jesus already bore.

Remember this: You CANNOT be punished for any of the things Jesus was punished for and you CANNOT be punished with any of the things Jesus was punished with.

4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.  Isaiah 53:4-5 New Living Translation

He was punished for our sins and with our punishment which ultimately was death.  So since Jesus already bore our sins and the punishment for those sins we can never allow Jesus sacrifice to be in vain and bow our knees to satan, sin, lack, debt, poverty, sadness, depression, oppression or death ever again.  Not when we HAVE the victory!!!  Jesus already conquered and defeated satan and all that has to do with him.  We HAVE the dominion and authority  and shalom that Jesus gave and left here for us and it cannot ever be taken away.  However it can be not used, not acknowledged.  If you are not aware of it then you can be dominated by that which you are supposed to have dominion over.  Be sure to exercise your authority in all things big or small.  Give NO place to the devil.  Jesus did not.  Don’t allow any ground to be surrendered at all by you or by not  looking out for others and especially other believers.

We must realize that we are family.  You must know that your brother in Christ is closer to you that your own blood brother.  When we allow that sense of family to permeate our consciousness then our combined power and authority IS the same as Jesus because He is the Head and we ARE The Body of Christ.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 3

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 New International Version

One of the things believers must understand is that they will never understand who they are, until they understand who Jesus is and then believe that is Who they are.

When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  Colossians 3:4  New International Version

Understanding the Oneness you have with Jesus is key to you walking in your authority.  So lets understand Jesus so we can understand ourselves as Believing Ones.  Let’s look at what Jesus said.

All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  John 16:15 King James Version

So here Jesus tells us that ALL THINGS that The Father has are His.  They belong to Him.  When you understand this you will then know how rich, how blessed, how healed and how prosperous you really are.  All of Jesus’ health,  all of His Life belongs to YOU!!!  This is why He said that The Holy Spirit will take what is His (Jesus’) and show it to you.  The only reason that God the Father sent Jesus to Earth as a human being was so that He could legally  get and give back to us all the authority and dominion that was given to the devil when Adam obeyed him instead of God the Father.  Jesus got back everything and I mean EVERYTHING and it is FINISHED.  So in order to legally transfer this from Jesus to us we had to be born again and become His brothers and sisters so that we can share equally in all that The Father has that belongs to Jesus.  This includes Jesus’ very own NAME. The Name belongs to us along with everything else Jesus has.

The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;  Romans 8:16-17

Joint heir means we share equally with Jesus.  Now are we the children, the sons of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.  Jesus does not have this mega authority and then His Body has some discount authority.  We have the same authority.  Do you believe this?

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 2

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Matthew 28:18 New International Version

So how much authority  does the believer have?  ALL AUTHORITY!  Right after Jesus made this statement he turned around and told His disciples to “go therefore.”  As Brother Copeland would say, “When you see a therefore go back and find out what its there for.”  So lets look at the entire scripture.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20  New American Standard Version

So Jesus is letting His disciples know that all power in Heaven and Earth has been given to Him and as a result of that they were to go therefore and makes disciples of all nations.  Then at the very end is where you see it.  He is getting ready to leave then and go back to The Father but says something that seems strange for someone who is leaving.  He says He’s leaving but for them to know that He is with them always even until the end of the age.  How was He going to be with them even though He was leaving?  He is still here in HIS NAME.  Jesus’ Name represents and can and will and is doing the same thing He would be doing if He Himself  was here physically.  Go back and read that again.  It’s a lot to digest.  When Christ Body operates in faith in His Name they do the same things that Jesus did and still does today.  You see this in book of Acts chapter 3 with Peter and John.

But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!” 5 And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene– walk!”  Acts 3:4-6 New American Standard Version 

Let’s examine these verses closely so you can get a picture for yourself of how you should be thinking, knowing and operating. Peter said that he did not possess silver and gold, but WHAT I DO HAVE I GIVE TO YOU.  What did he have and more importantly what did he KNOW that he had?  THE NAME.  The next verse he freely gives what he has freely received, The Name.  He told the man to walk in The Name of Jesus and the man walked.  The Name will do what Jesus Himself would do if He was here.  The Name belongs to you so you do not need faith to use it but you do need to have faith in it,  Let me explain.  When you walk into an auditorium or a church and you walk to a chair, think about how you don’t even think twice about sitting down in the chair.  You don’t know if the chair has been poorly manufactured or contains defective material.  You have faith in the chair that it will hold you up.  You do it without thinking about it.  Because the chair is supposed to be able to hold you up.  The same thing with your car.  When is the last time you went and prayed and used your faith that your keys would open the door to your car?  Probably never. You don’t need faith to use your car because its yours.  What is yours you do not need faith to use. Remember I said you need faith in The Name but you do not need faith to use it because IT’S YOURS!!!  Look at what Peter said:

And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. Acts 3:16  English Standard Version

Peter knew HE HAD The Name and he used it to do what Jesus would have done.  This is how Jesus did so many things effortlessly and sometimes with out even speaking.  He KNEW what was His.  You don’t go and ask for permission to use your own property you just do it.  When you know the devil is subject to you, you tell him what to do, not him telling you what he is going to do to you, to your family, your finances, your children or whatever else.   When demons were in Jesus’ presence THEY were the ones who were scared and begging for mercy not Jesus.  They asked for permission to do this or that and begged He would not cast them out before time.  THAT IS DOMINION and  AUTHORITY and that same dominion and authority belongs to you because you are The Body of Christ and Jesus is the Head.  The Head does not have more authority than The Body they have the same authority.  Cut your head off and see how much it can do apart from your body.  NOTHING! Your head will just  sit there and look and hear and smell but your head can’t do a thing apart from your body.  The same thing applies when it comes to Jesus. Without Him you can do nothing and without you, His Body in the Earth realm Jesus can do nothing.  And that is JUST DA TRUTH!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 1

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.   Ephesians 2:6 New International Version

If you are a believer, I want to ask you a question.  Do you know where you are at this very moment?  “Well I’m at Starbucks waiting in line for my latte before work or I’m at my desk already at work.”  Are you?  No matter where you are physically right now, its more important that you know ‘and are consistently conscious” of where you are spiritually.  You must have a revelation that God’s Word is true and is more real than anything  you will ever see with your natural eye.  I often use this example and it fits here so I will again as it is something most people can relate to.  Now most people have seen an elephant or at least a picture of one.  We all know elephants are grayish in color and skin tone.  But do you realize that if God right now said,  “Elephants are pink!”, every elephant on the planet would immediately turn pink in color?  This is the power and absolute unfailing  Word of God who is Jesus.  Jesus is The Word and when God speaks a word, Jesus is in complete agreement with The Father and The Word is released and  The Holy Ghost brings it to pass or manifestation.  This process works every time all the time.

Now all of Jesus’s power and authority has been given to us in His Name.  So the authority of the believer is The Name of Jesus.  The believers authority and The Name of Jesus are synonymous.  We must know this and function and operate this way because it is how Jesus operated.  How did Jesus keep the disciples and other people He had been charged with out of danger and safe?  THE NAME.  But in the case of the New Testament  The Name Jesus used and revealed at that time was “FATHER”.  You may say, “Well I never knew that?”.  Trust me there is a lot we don’t know but it’s all there in the Bible for us. And guess what?  The Holy Spirit is telling you about it right now.

10 All who are mine belong to You, and You have given them to Me, so they bring Me glory. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me Your Name; now protect them by the power of Your Name so that they will be united just as we are. 12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of The Name You gave Me.  John 17:10-12 New Living Translation

We know that Jesus was not talking about His own Name because he later said, “Up till now you have asked for nothing in My Name:”, in John 14 and 16.  Jesus revealed the Father to us and after He died and was resurrected the Father belongs to us just as much as He belonged to Jesus because of the finished work of Jesus.  Another way we can see this change is because of how Jesus adjusted how he referred to his disciples after he was resurrected.  He used to call them his disciples but now look at the change.

Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”  Matthew 28:10 New Living Translation.

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” John 20:17 NIV

When your friends come over your house in a lot of cases they do not have the same rights as the people who are “family” or who live there.  With family comes rights and privileges and access that others do not have.  This is the same way with God the Father and Jesus.  We no longer approach God as a beggar or a humble worm or even a servant.  Moses was a servant and was under the law.  We are full blown, full grown SONS OF GOD just like Jesus and are under GRACE, not under the law.  I want to emphasize that you are grown in Christ because The Word tells you a heir and a servant basically have no difference as long as the heir is a child.  The Word tells us we are complete in Him (Jesus).

And in Christ you have been brought to fullness (complete). He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10 New International Version

That word complete means full, mature just as Jesus is.  The old covenant is not better than the new covenant.  Adam was not created as a baby then grew up to be a man and then the whole world and the garden was his.  No, no, no!!!! Get the picture here.  Adam was created fully grown and given complete and total dominion over the whole Earth including the garden before he sinned.  Hallelujah!!!  Do you see that?   Adam was BORN GROWN!!! With full rights, benefits and dominion. That picture of the first Adam is so you can understand the last Adam Jesus!  Jesus is even greater and Jesus Himself was BORN AGAIN GROWN with all authority in Heaven and Earth with full rights and benefits and you are His joint heir.  Jesus told the Father this:

All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me through them(them is us). John 17:10 New International Version

Jesus also said:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 New International Version 

So since you are joint heir you need to tell Jesus, “Jesus all You have is mine and all I have is Yours!!!”, and you need to do it with the same boldness and confidence which Jesus had when He said the same thing to the Father.  All Jesus’ authority is yours in His Name. The Name belongs to you.  You inherited it.  ACT LIKE IT!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION-THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER

Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. Luke 10:19 New Living Translation

Do you realize that you are not going to have any more authority over the devil and situations and circumstances when you get to Heaven than you do right here and now on Earth?  Let me say that again and another way.  Sickness and disease, poverty and lack have no more authority over you now than they will have when you are physically in Heaven with God the Father and Jesus.  The thing is you won’t need that authority in Heaven because the devil won’t be there.  Neither will sickness and disease or any poverty or lack.  There won’t be any need to exercise authority in Heaven.  However there is a great need to exercise our God given authority through Jesus Christ here in the Earth realm.

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church.  Ephesian 1:22 New Living Translation

That is why God had Jesus give His authority to us before Jesus left the Earth.  Your head does not have any more authority than the rest of your body when you go to the bank.  It’s a package deal.  The same authority that The Head (Jesus) has is the same authority that His Body(the Church) has and that is YOU!!  I don’t like talking about the devil but I need you to understand with all sincerity and clarity that the devil is of no threat to you because of Jesus.  You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and sin has no dominion over you.  Why?  Because you are not under the law but under GRACE Who is Jesus.  Grace is not a thing, it is a Person, the Person of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.  As soon as a person becomes born again, they have the same exact authority as Jesus Himself (in His Name which belongs to US) and any other believer regardless of how long or short that believer has been saved.

For if, through the transgression of the one individual, death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God’s overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:17 Weymouth Translation

Sin in the form or guise of sickness, disease, poverty, lack, failure, no success and even death has no authority over the born again believer.  Why?  Because you are completely free from sin and have been translated out of the kingdom where those things rule and are dominant. You are in the Kingdom of Light, Love, and Life.  Death is not there and has no authority or ability to function there in a believer that knows and functions in his or her authority.

And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.  Romans 8:2 New Living Translation

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death  Romans 8:2  English Standard Version

We are delivered from the law of sin and death. DELIVERED!!!!!  I said DELIVERED!!!  That is past tense not future.  You are delivered.  Walk in it!!!

We will continue this topic all next week!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT LOVE NEVER FAILS BECAUSE LOVE NEVER QUITS!!!! Part 5

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

We ended yesterday talking about the Love Never fails.  We also talked about how most people today think and believe that failure is a normal  possibility in various ventures, dreams and goals that they pursue.  Today it is common and a general consensus that when a person starts a new business or a new venture that, “Hey you know the business could fail!”  It’s almost like the world’s way of making sure that ingredient is added to as many of the cakes of dreams and ideas as they possibly can.  Would you call starting a business or venture and then entertaining thoughts of possible failure a good thing or an evil thing?  According to The Word of God that is an evil thought.  Now according to the world that is reality. But whose reality is it?  Remember the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  The only reason why evil exist today is because of man(Adam) choosing to experience both good and evil instead of just choosing The Tree of Life.  Evil was never an option for man in God’s original plan and intent and it still is not.  God is ONLY good and that is the life He has given every believer.  This is why it is sin to think evil, failure, sickness, disease, poverty and lack.  As a believer we have no business even considering those things as an option even if it shows up in our lives because it is not based in Love or Truth.  Truth is the greek word aletheia and it means final reality. This is God’s reality and Poppa God has lived successfully for untold billions of years.  If sin or missing the mark shows up you are to say the opposite just like God did when He saw darkness. He never said one word about the darkness.  To speak contrary to The Word of God is sin and is evil and can cause you to miss out on what God the Father has already provided for you through Jesus Christ. The Word of God tells us to speak the truth in love.  Why? Because for the believer God(Love) has promised success and not just any success but the same success He has and even greater works than Jesus did when He was here on the Earth.

“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

God has promised through His blessing to bless all the work of your hands.  Also Jesus has forgiven and taken upon Himself ALL YOUR SIN(missing the mark or failure) so since He has done that the only thing left for you to believe is in SUCCESS and experience the success Jesus has already paid for and supplied thru the finished work at the Cross.  He said in Romans 6:14 that, “Sin(missing the mark, failure) shall not have dominion over you because you are not under the law but under GRACE.”  Love thinketh no evil!  So that means Love only thinks good.  So when Love starts a business it goes into it knowing and believing, “This is so great! All I can do is succeed!!!  The Word of Love(God) guarantees it.”  You start a venture with that attitude I promise you and The Word promises you it will be successful because you’ve started it in and on LOVE and LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!   Now someone will say, “Well I’m just looking at reality and being realistic.  Again, did you know the word TRUTH means reality. So the truth is the real reality and anything else exist as a lie.  So the failure is not the truth the failure is because TRUTH was not added as an ingredient in the cake of your business or venture and it didn’t hold together.  The Word of God says that LOVE NEVER FAILS and that LOVE THINKETH NO EVIL.  If you believe these two things and stand on them nothing will be impossible for you because now you are operating the same way God(Love) operates. And when you do things God’s (Love’s) way you get God’s(Love’s) results.  You are with Love and with Love(God) IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

LOVE NEVER FAILS BECAUSE LOVE NEVER QUITS!!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT LOVE NEVER FAILS BECAUSE LOVE NEVER QUITS!!!! Part 4

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  I Corinthians 13:5 KJV

We ended yesterday talking about Galatians 3:13 and how Christ has redeemed us from the curse or evil and bad things of the law.  We brought this us in the light of that God the Father as Love thinketh  NO EVIL.  It’s interesting to note in Galatians 3:13 that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law but did not redeem us from the blessing of the law.  That is for another time but lets get back to LOVE.

The scripture in I Corinthians 13:5 says (Love) thinketh no evil.  This is an evil world in the natural and spiritual. But The Word of God tells us that we are in the world but we are not of this world.  As a result of this and the truth that love thinketh no evil, we should not be thinking or more importantly meditating or giving continued evil thoughts.  Naturally they will come to your mind but we should not be meditating them, entertaining them or feeding them. What happens when you feed a little baby?   It grows up gets bigger and gets stronger.  This is how what started off as a thought becomes what is called a stronghold.  A stronghold is an area of your mind or thinking where you have allowed that thought, or discipline to become an unconscious way of doing things to the point that  you do it and think it without really thinking about it.  Please believe me I am not condemning you, this is meant to be constructive and has everything to do with our success in the things of God and our families, jobs, businesses and everyday lives.  Please allow me to show you what I mean by getting back to our opening text.

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

I have heard some people say that failure is a good thing and I have heard others say that failure is a bad thing.  I understand both points but at the same time I don’t put anything above the Lord or above The Word.  I had to correct my own self about this when I saw it recently.  So let’s go with The Word of God.  What man says about failure does not really matter.  When I see that God is Love and then I see that Love NEVER fails I am going to go with LOVE.  As I was sitting meditating on this chapter of I Corinthians 13, I realized that God is the Author of the quote, “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION”.  And if you know God at all you know that He has never failed.  It may look like He failed or it may look like He’s failing but God (Love) never fails.  The issue is do you know and believe THE LOVE?

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. I John 4:16 KJV

The secret is I must know and believe the Love the Love that God has for me.  I don’t care what my mind says I must stick with and you must stick with The Word.  Don’t think evil and say, “Do I really know and believe the love that God has for me?”  (Love) thinketh no evil.  Just agree with The Word and say, “The Word of God says I have known and believed the love that God has for me.  I agree with The Word.”  When you do that and say that it will be in your mouth and then get in your heart and YOU WILL know without a shadow of a doubt that you KNOW and BELIEVE the Love that God has for you and you will never fail.  Don’t go off of the world’s definition for failure.  You are successful because Jesus has made you a success not because you win this contest or that prize.  You must know that you are already a success and then that success in Christ will manifest in your natural life and circumstances.  Love thinketh no evil.  Love never fails.  Failure is evil.  Failure is sin for all practical purposes and by definition.  The word sin comes from the greek word harmatia and it  means ‘to miss the mark.‘  If a person starts a company and plans to make it a successful multimillion dollar company but shuts down in six months, in the natural it would be seen as a failure or by definition a sin because he or she did not hit the mark they missed the mark.  It’s just that plain and simple.  People fail or miss the mark (sin) everyday.  They set a goal to do something with their kids or their husband and somehow it does not happen.  By definition that is sin because they missed the mark.  They did not do what they set out to do.  But If you look closer especially with things like businesses and ventures and ideas, people miss the mark many times over.  How did this happen?  Because at the start of the thing, FAILURE WAS AN OPTION.  They thought about failure, considered it as a possibility and worse even talked about it and had discussions and meetings with partners or bankers about failure being possible.  Love never fails and the love of God has been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost(Romans 5:5) so don’t contemplate or meditate failure.

We will pick this up tomorrow.

All the blessed to you. Shalom!!!