JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE CROSS

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  I Corinthians 1:18 New International Version

Today, before we get into our meal, I want to share something with you that is very important for you to know as a believer.  If you are an unbeliever it will benefit you as well.  Please know that pastors, preachers and teachers of God’s Word are important.  However, what is of more importance is that they stick with and teach you The Word.  Their job is to teach people what God says in The Bible and not add their own opinion to it and their own so called revelation that is not supported by The Word of God.  If a so called man or woman of God tries to teach or tell you something that has no scriptural basis or is contrary to what God’s Word says, you are under no obligation to listen to them or do what they say. And please do not fear them.  Understand something, God’s Word says that He has not given you a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  God is not double minded.  He will not tell you that He has not given you the spirit of fear then use a message to put you in fear.

 

Always remember this: NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LORD AND NOBODY IS ABOVE THE WORD!!!! I don’t care what their title is whether it be Pastor, Prophet, Apostle or whatever.  God is no respecter of persons.  Some, not all of these pastors, prophets, or so called apostles are self named.  They gave themselves their titles.  I personally heard one preacher tell a congregation, “I made my self bishop.”

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit(person), but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. I John 4:1  New International Version

Now I heard, personally this same preacher say to a congregation, “You don’t need to try me, I already been tried.”

I John chapter 4 says to not believe every spirit but to test or try the spirit to see if it is of God.  This preacher says you don’t need to try him because he’s already been tried.  To give ear to what this preacher has just said is the modern day equivalent of God saying, “The day you eat of this tree you shall surely die”  and the serpent coming along and telling Mrs Adam, “You shall not surely die.”  It’s the same thing and it comes from the same spirit, the devil.  Always stick with The Word.  The goal here is not to be critical but to provide an example of the types of statements that are subtle but contrary to The Word of God.

Now, lets talk about THE CROSS.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 New International Version

So The Word of God says that the message of the cross IS the power of God.

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel–not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. I Corinthians 1:17 New International Version

In this verse The Word of God says that if the gospel is not preached in its simplicity, the cross of Christ would be emptied of its power.  Would you agree that in order for something to be emptied of its power it would have to have power first?

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 New International Version

The cross is the means by which Jesus triumphed over powers and authorities and made a public spectacle of them. The Bible calls them powers and authorities.  When something has power the only thing that can overcome it is something that is more powerful.  Obviously what God did by the cross is more powerful than the powers and authorities that were trying to come against Jesus.

What God did thru Christ by means of the cross is powerful.  The entire process God used is powerful and we are to appreciate it.  God did not use the cross against us, He used the cross for us.  All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.  Always stick with God’s Word which is Jesus!!!  Anything else is a path to error. God loves us, and the cross was a means to an end for us and that end was for our good and the good of the entire human race.

All the “blessed” to you!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 3

For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.  Romans 10:3 New Living Translation

Righteousness is soooooooo awesome!!!!  So wonderful!!  God the Father and Jesus do not want us to miss out on this great gift (that’s right I said GIFT) of righteousness.  Now someone may say,  “If it’s so good why would anyone miss out on it?”  They can miss out on it if they don’t know about it OR if they what they do know about righteousness is simply not true,  This is what this scripture is talking about.  Paul was talking about the children of Israel and how they had such a zeal for God but no zeal of faith in God’s way of making people righteous which is JESUS!!!    The scripture goes on to say that they not only do not understand God’s way of making people right with Himself, but even after finding out they refuse to accept God’s way of making people right with Him.  How did they do this?  By trying to keep the law.  By trying to live off of the ten commandments which the New Testament calls the ministration of death.

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 2 Corinthians 3:7 King James Version 

If there is any mistake about what is being talked about here then “written and engraven in stones” should clear it up.  This scripture is saying that the ten commandments was glorious in its time, BUT that glory was to be done away with.  Many people do not know this including many believers but it’s right there in The Word of God.  The ten commandments were only for a period of time not forever. It was only in place until Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection which would usher in the Holy Spirit.  Once that happened look at what the next verse of the above scripture says.

How shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather(or more) glorious?  2 Corinthians 3:8 King James Version

The New Living Translation makes it even more clear.

Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?

The scripture just gets better and better and clearer and clearer.  Look at the next verse.

If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!  2 Corinthians 3:9  New Living Translation

Did you see what The Word of God just said?  It said the ministry of the law, the ten commandments brought condemnation.  CONDEMNATION KILLS!!!!  Romans 8:1 tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.   This scripture tells us that RIGHTEOUSNESS, what God did thru Jesus has greater glory!!!   So what does all this have to do with people not understanding God’s way of making people right?  EVERYTHING!!!  When New Testament believers still try to judge themselves on how right or righteous they are by whether or not they keep the law of the ten commandments or whether they do everything just right, the Bible says that by living in this dispensation with the rules and laws of the old dispensation then they bring themselves under condemnation and death. Why?  Because they are not going to be able to keep every single law and commandment.  No one could except Jesus.   Does this mean we go out and kill and steal and commit adultery? NO!  This means that now that Christ is here, faith in Him and His finished work and the Holy Spirit lives in us now constrained us from these things  but even if we did break those ten commandment laws our righteousness is intact because of what JESUS did, not us.  We are credited with His righteousness. The Word of God declares CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW for all who believe.  That law way of living was only temporary but the way of Christ is FOREVER!!!  I did not say that The Word of God says that.

So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!  2 Corinthians 3:11 New Living Translation

The old way is the way of the Old Testament or the way and manner people lived by at that time.  The new way is the New Testament that includes a righteousness of faith. Faith in what the law? No!!! Faith in Jesus Christ and what He did at the cross.  On the cross he said, “It is finished or accomplished!!”  What you do or don’t do cannot add to your righteousness or take away from your righteousness because you did not do anything to obtain it in the first place.  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus not the righteousness of God in yourself and your works.  Don’t make the same mistake that Israel made and try to establish your own righteousness by saying, “I do this or I don’t do that.”  Your righteousness is based on you accepting Jesus and His finished work and that all by itself.

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS- PART 2

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 King James Version

Righteousness.  Have you ever seen one of those dolls where you can take the top off and another smaller doll is on the inside of it?  Then you take the top of that one and another smaller doll is inside of it.  That’s how righteousness is.  Except instead of the things inside getting smaller and smaller, they keep getting bigger and bigger.  And with the doll you eventually get to the last doll but with righteousness there is no end.  It is EVERLASTING.    That is how God the Father is.  He is infinite and He is your Father so there are qualities and attributes of infinity in you.  It does us well when we began studying on a subject that we continue even when it is the same subject because The Word of God is inexhaustible.  To think it can be exhausted is to think that one can exhaust Jesus.  As we know with Jesus, if things ‘appear’ to run out He simply creates more or multiplies what is already on hand.  And guess what?  So can you!!!

The word righteous means dikaios: correct, righteous by innocence.  It means also to  be just or justified especially just in the eyes of God.  This is what it means to be righteous and it has to do with how God the Father sees you based on what Jesus has done for you.  The word righteousness means dikaiosuné: righteousness, justice is a legal term and has to do with a judicial decree made by God the Father Himself which is irrevocable.  Because of Jesus dying and taking our place and taking the punishment that we ourselves deserved, He in turn got what we deserved and we in turn got what He deserved.  All that belongs to Jesus belongs to us as joint heirs.  Now what is more powerful to think about is the only reason God the Father and Jesus did what they did and took what they took, (beatings, death-spiritual and natural, spittings, disrespect, etc..) was so that they could execute a legal way to get everything they already had into our hands and lives.  THAT IS LOVE!!!  Not human love but agape love-completely unconditional, undeserved, unmerited favor which is also GRACE.  If you think about it, that is God the Father (LOVE) and Jesus (Who is GRACE)  all smashed into One.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10 King James Version

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 righteousness is a means to an end for God the Father.  It is the means for Him to legally restore all that Adam lost and more because through Christ Jesus we have been made the righteousness of God.  Because we are now in right standing there is nothing that can stop or block our full rights and benefits from being made available to us.  However the only way to know all that is yours is to spend time and study and let the Holy Ghost reveal what The Word is really saying and has already provided.  Your job may offer the benefit of reimbursement of a fitness gym membership but if you do not know about that benefit you could be out of $200 unnecessarily.  It could be your right to get that money back but if you don’t know about it that benefit is useless to you.  I encourage and admonish you to spend time with Jesus.  Jesus IS The Word.  When you are spending time in the Word of Righteousness, all the benefits of righteousness will be known to you.  You can then appropriate them legally.  Remember, it is the Truth that you KNOW that makes you free.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 1

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33 King  James Version

His righteousness.  His righteousness.  His righteousness.  Take a moment to really absorb that.  It’s His righteousness.  We have been made the righteous of God of “in Christ Jesus.”  The righteousness that we have, and more accurately that we have been made is really His righteousness.

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.       2 Corinthians 5:21 King James Version

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  I Corinthians 1:30 King James Version

Righteousness is so AWESOME.  Why?  Because it has done so many things and it is sitting there waiting to be received by ALL men and women everywhere.  The main thing about righteousness is that Jesus put us  back in right standing with God the Father.  The restoration of our relationship with The Father is the primary reason for righteousness and Jesus being crucified and resurrected.  His sufferings and beatings paid the price necessary for us to have peace with God and the restoration of all things to us His adopted children.  The Word of God declares that with Jesus we have been given all things.

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Roman 8:32 King James Version

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 King James Version

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  Romans 14:17  King James Version

So when we seek first the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace (or Shalom) and joy in the Holy Ghost AND understand that it is His Righteousness which is a gift, we then walk in the complete and total victory that Jesus has already won for us at the Cross.

Take a look at all the things righteousness does in the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs 10:2  Righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life:

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many:

Proverbs 10:24 The desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 10:25 The righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness:

Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: 

Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable:

Proverbs 11:4 Righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way.

Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble.

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.

Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth.

You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Because of Jesus and His righteousness given to you, your desire is granted.  You are delivered out of trouble.  You are delivered from death.  You will never be moved.  Your desire is only good.  You see all these benefits of the righteous and righteousness?  THEY ARE AWESOME!!!  It would do you well to study and know these because the truth that you KNOW is what makes you free.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE ‘ORIGIN’ OF MIRACLES!

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. John 2:11 KJV

Many people are familiar of the story where Jesus attended a wedding and while there, the people hosting the wedding ran out of wine.  Jesus prompted by the faith of His mother in Him, supplied them with an over abundance of wine. As a matter of fact after studying it is said that they were supplied with 135 imperial gallons or 600 liters.  That’s a lot of wine.  God is not the God of just enough, He is the God of more than enough, every time, all the time.  Our focus today is on how Jesus did this “beginning of miracles”.  There is something called the law of first mention and when you see something first mentioned in the Bible you should pay close attention to it as it sets precedent and contains secrets or foundational pieces for how other things, in this case miracles are done.  I want you to pay close attention to the words in our opening text “beginning of miracles”.

The word beginning there is the Greek word arche.  Let’s take a look at the meaning of that word. That word arche means:

  • 1) beginning, origin
  • 2) the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing
    in a series, the leader
  • 3) that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

It also means  a commencement, something that is  chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank)

If you were at a wedding with a friend today or then, and you needed more wine, you would have one or two choices. 1) Go buy some  more from someone who has it.  2) Go and grow more grapes to create more which would take close to 20 years or more which is not feasible.  They desired wine now.  In many ways this was a miracle of convenience because they had wine they just desired more. The worst that could happen was they had to tell the guest, “We have no more wine!”, then suffer some embarrasment.  In the natural and based on religious mindsets it seems highly unlikely that Jesus would perform His beginning of miracles in this setting especially after He told his mother, “It was not His time to manifest in His glory.”  His mother’s faith in Him to do something is what pushed “His time” from later to NOW!  Faith is always now!!! Faith is not bound by time, space, matter or a certain order.  I believe this is what the Holy Spirit desires ALL believers to see, know and learn from this beginning or origin of miracles.

Jesus did not make good wine by using any of these four natural and normal elements:

  • TIME: Good wine naturally or normally takes 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years to produce.
  • SPACE: Wine is not made in a pot, it is made in a vineyard.
  • MATTER: Wine is naturally made from the matter of grapes, not water,
  • ORDER: The natural order for making wine is: Plant seeds, grow the vines, wait for grapes, gather grapes, crush grapes, get juice, bottle it, ferment it then transport to wedding.

These keys in the first or beginning miracle of Jesus contain a notice for us today. When you are believing God for a miracle be sure to not lock Him or box Him into having to do it in a certain time, place or space, way or natural order.  He does not have to do the in between steps. He can skip right thru to the end result with no respect or regard for time, space, matter or natural order.

Jesus operated and functioned in His God given dominion and authority (the same dominion given to man in Genesis 1:26) over time, space, matter and order and so can you thru Him Who strengthens you.  As believers, even we have been programmed by the world system that you cannot control time, space or matter and that things have to be done in a certain order for them to work.  This is not truth!  But if you believe it is true you will live your life bound by time, space, matter and doing things in the natural order when Jesus has provided for you to walk on water, turn water into wine, travel by being transported and many other miracles you see in the Bible.  But of all the miracles you see this one is the beginning or origin of miracles and it contains a lesson and secrets of the mysteries of the Kingdom which are hidden and have been revealed now for you.  Take some time to meditate this and the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you into all truth about what is being said based on the Word of God.

All the blessed to you. Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – GOD OR FATHER?

“And I have revealed to them Your Name, and I am revealing it, so that the love with which You have loved Me shall be in them, and I shall be in them.”   John 17:26 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

What Name is Jesus talking about that He has revealed to  the disciples and is revealing to us?  The Name “FATHER”.  Do you know whenever Jesus was speaking personally HE NEVER EVER called His Father, God?  As Brother Hagin would say, “Oh if this truth would ever dawn on you!!!”  The only time Jesus personally referred to His Father as God, was when He was on the cross and God turned His back on Him when he took all of our sins, and the sin of every person ever to be born past, present and future upon Himself.  He then said, “My God! My God!  Why have you forsaken Me?”  It’s a powerful and wonderful thing to ponder and take time giving thought to the truth that Jesus NEVER knew the feeling or the fact prior to that moment of being separated from the Father.  As a matter of truth I believe the thing that He dreaded the most, that made Him sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsamne was knowing that when that moment came He would be severed from the Father for a period of time.  I believe that he dreaded this more than the spit, beating, whippings, crown of thorns and even the crucifixion.

If that is how Jesus felt imagine how the Father felt.  What many  believers fail to realize or give serious thought to is that God the Father HAS FEELINGS!!!  He has feelings, He is just not led by His feelings.  But they are feelings no less.  When you understand this you will begin to see Him more as a Father and less as “just God.”  I am not demeaning Who or What God is by no means.  This has to be a revelation to you.  Jesus is our ultimate example, not a preacher but Jesus, Who is The Word!!  If Jesus refers to Him as Father almost exclusively so should you.  This makes your relationship more personal, more intimate, more loving, more paternal, more caring and you will realize how much you are cared for.  In John 17 alone Jesus calls Him Father at least 6 times and He talks about the Name Father even more than that.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it and read  it yourself.  Throughout His time here He constantly spoke of God personally as “My Father” and so should you.  It will change your relationship and the way you see Poppa.  Jesus even specifically addresses this after He was raised from the dead.  Why?  Because an actual change had taken place.  Before He died and was risen He always called Him “My Father or The Father.”  But afterwards look at what He said.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and Your Father; and to My God, and Your God.  John 20:17 KJV

Notice how He said, “to My Father and Your Father”.  Because Jesus died and you have been born again, God is now and forever YOUR FATHER!!!  Take sometime to think about that.  Renew your mind to that and watch you life go to a new level of confidence and assurance knowing God is YOUR FATHER!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT TRUTH & REST Part 2

….As for you, if you remain in the word which is Mine, truly, My disciples you are. And you shall know the Truth in an experiential way, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31 -32 Kenneth Wuest Translation

We talked about the truth being Jesus so now lets talk about REST.  The Holy Spirit said something to me a few days ago as I was meditating about the Truth.  He said, “The more Truth you have the more rest you have.”  Think about this.  If you suddenly had a bill that had to be paid in the natural for $250,000 otherwise the consequences would be dire most people would be concerned.  But if you were Ivanka Trump (I realize she has her own money but just for the purpose of example) and your father were Donald Trump would you really be concerned or lets say would Ivanka be concerned? No!  Why?  She knows the truth!!!  She knows her Daddy is a billionaire and that he is not going to allow anything to happen to her and that he will do everything in his power to keep his daughter safe, healthy and happy.  She would probably just go on with her day having lunch with her friends or a meeting.  Now Donald Trump is a man.  How much more should you have this confidence in your Heavenly Father and The Lord Jesus Christ that He will take care of you?   When you know He will you will rest.  Yes you will do what you need to and can do but you will rest and say, “Thank you Poppa!! Thank you Lord Jesus you’ve already taken care of it.”  This is what Jesus has instructed you to do.

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7 KJV

Now lets go back to the Trump scenario.   Ivanka’s Dad would more than likely do the same thing Jesus just told you to do.  He would say to his daughter, “Don’t worry about it baby I will take care of it.”  Now she has known her Dad all of her life and I am sure she has had him take care of many things for her before so she KNOWS HIM.  She knows he’s not lying to her.  She knows his character.  Someone else may call her father a liar, or a cheat or a scam artist but she does not care.  SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH about him when it comes to her.  That truth allows her to rest!!!  The same should be true about you.  You should know your Father and Jesus through His Word.  Remember salvation is personal.  You should know exactly what He is going to do.  You may not know how but you know He will and you should know HE HAS taken care of it.  Unlike a human father Poppa does not have to wait for a situation to arise to address it, prepare and provide for it. He is The Ancient of Days.  He declared the end or final reality of your situation before the beginning so it was handled a long, long time ago.  When you believe or exercise faith in the final reality that He declared then that is what manifest.  When you exercise faith in something else, barring His Grace you can put the results up in the air because you have authority and say in the situation because God is not a dictator.  Know The Truth! Stay in  and on The Word and REST!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT TRUTH & REST Part 1

….As for you, if you remain in the word which is Mine, truly, My disciples you are. And you shall know the Truth in an experiential way, and the truth shall make you free.  John 8:31 -32 Kenneth Wuest Translation

TRUTH!! The final reality!  Not the final frontier but thee final reality.  Many people including some believers do not know how powerful the truth really is even though Jesus has just given the answer in the above scripture.   Yes they have read it and quoted it and confessed it.  They heard many sermons on it but what you have to realize and know is Salvation is personal.  Not only is Salvation personal but Salvation is a Person.  And Who might that person be?  None other than our very own Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Jesus’s Name, Yeshua in Hebrew means Yahweh Saves.   That is salvation.  So His very name means Salvation but not just from hell but from sickness, disease, debt and lack and any other form of unrighteousness.  “Well when is Jesus gonna do it because I sho’ need it!!”  It is finished!!!  He already did it  a long, long time ago.  The question is have you received it as The Truth, as Your Truth, Your Final Reality?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. John 14:6 NIV

Knowing the Truth(JESUS) is key to you being able to rest.  And when I say this I mean naturally and spiritually resting.  Let me show you what I mean.  You take two believers both are saved, both of them are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Both are going to Heaven.  Let’s say both of them have children.  You take them both and give them a bad medical report about one of their children.  You follow both believers to their home. One is flipping out and devastated by the report and the other is doing the same thing they always did before the report came up.  What’s the difference? One KNOWS The Truth and the other knows of The Truth.  The believer that is at rest is at rest for a very simple reason.  They were at rest when everything was fine.  They know that a report does not change The Word of God.  The word truth in the New Testament is the greek word aleithia and it means final reality.  Final reality is when you strip off all the makeup, all the shaper shirts and Spanx and everything else and what you have is the naked unadulterated Word which lives and abides forever Who is JESUS!!!!  Knowing the Truth is simply knowing JESUS!! Jesus IS The Word!!

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17

When Jesus prayed this to the Father He knew He was talking about Himself and The Word later confirms this.

It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, Who has been become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness(or sanctification)  and redemption. I Corinthians 1:30 Berean Study Bible

Jesus is our sanctification. Without Him we are not sanctified.  He sanctified us through and with His Blood.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. I John 1:7  NIV

So again what does this have to do with rest?  When a person knows that Jesus has purified them from ALL sin,  they know that any sickness is a lying symptom because sickness comes as a result of sin. I am not and did not say that you are sick because you sinned if you are a believer. I said it was a lying symptom that the enemy has tried to put on  you illegally to see if you will take it.  Its not legal to break into people’s homes but people still do it.  Well they learned that from the devil.  He knows legally and truthfully he has no rights to touch a believer and he can’t.  He has to plant the thought in their mind which is a lie then get them to say it and believe it. (Remember Jesus said TAKE NO THOUGHT SAYING?)  If he gets them to take the thought then they manifest the thing with their own faith power.  Did you know the word symptom comes from the Greek word sumptoma which means chance?  The devil says I am going to float this symptom by them and maybe per chance they will accept it. Then the symptom comes and that person thinks, “I think I’m catching the flu“.  Then someone hears them cough and ask if they are alright and they SAY, “I think I’m catching the flu.” Now they have taken the thought and said it. Whosoever shall say to this mountain or say to this disease, “I think I’m catching you!!” And the disease answers back, “I’m so glad you caught me, I thought I was gonna have to move on to another person but you caught me.”  I tell you what, a symptom may try to come but I aint “catching it” no more than I would reach out to catch a rattlesnake if someone threw it at me.  When you know the Truth:Jesus you can rest and He will even teach you how to talk because He was the only One that should have been catching disease at all because “He took on purpose” all our diseases, sins and pains on the Cross SO YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE THEM TOO!!! Now think about that Truth then REST in your healing!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE SETTLED Part 3

Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.                                                       Psalms 119:89 New American Standard Bible

One of the greatest things that you are going to need to settle is the truth that  YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS!!! Not righteous in and of yourself but that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Once you understand that and know that it is only thru Christ then you need to boldly declare I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS!  You need to know this without a shadow of a doubt. Righteousness means you HAVE right standing with God and if you have right standing with God the Father, then everything and everyone below that is beneath God the Father so it puts you into right standing in your health, in your finances and with people and even animals.   BUT THIS IS ALL RECEIVED BY FAITH and FAITH cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God or a Word about Christ.  So what makes you settled in this righteousness? The Word of God.

So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 New Living Translation

“A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.  Daniel 9:24 New Living Translation

For the moth will devour them like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool. But My righteousness will last forever, My salvation through all generations Isaiah 51:8

So you can see that righteousness, everlasting righteousness was always Poppa’s plan even in Old Testament times.  His plan included salvation and everlasting righteousness, The Father also declares in Isaiah that “His righteousness” will last forever. THAT MEANS IT IS SETTLED and finished.   This is not our doing it is the gift and Grace of God Who is our Lord Jesus.

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:21 KJV

Everything we get we get by the Grace of God as a unmerited gift.  This is why being settled and established in righteousness  is so important because “GRACE REIGNS THRU RIGHTEOUSNESS.”

In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.  Isaiah 54:14 KJV

We are to be established in righteousness.  We are to KNOW we are righteous.   We are to see our brothers and sisters as righteous despite faults and failings.  Do you know one of the first times righteousness was mentioned was when God was preparing to destroy Sodom?  When God let Abraham in on His plan of destruction, Abraham questioned God with this.

And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?  Genesis 18:22-23 KJV

Abraham knew he was righteous but he was also concerned for Lot who choose to live among the wicked people of Sodom.  Now many preachers will say, “If you hang out with or spend time with the wicked you will become infected by them of they will pull you back to sin”  Never mind that the Bible says “Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world.”  They must have forgotten that and the famous title Jesus had of being called, “The Friend of sinners” .  How do you think Jesus got that title?  He must of been hanging out with some shady people.   I am not talking about getting into a sinful lifestyle with unbelievers.  I am talking about you showing them the love of God and letting your light of Love shine so that they will be drawn away from the darkness and into His marvelous light.  You cannot win people by condemning them.  Jesus gave the woman that was caught in adultery the gift of no condemnation, NOT the 3rd degree of how wrong she was and how sinful her life was.

You are righteous ands when you settle that, you won’t fear sinners or being around them because you will know that you were once darkness BUT NOW ARE YE LIGHT IN THE LORD. The darkness NEVER overtakes the LIGHT.  The Word says so.  So settle the truth that you HAVE EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS and then GRACE will begin to reign in your life affecting your family members, co-workers and others

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE SETTLED Part 2

Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.                                                       Psalms 119:89 New American Standard Bible

The Word! SETTLED!  The Word! SETTLED! The Word! SETTLED!

Your healing…… SETTLED!

Your prosperity … SETTLED!

Your protection — SETTLED!

The Word of the Lord is SETTLED FOREVER!!!  Thats something to rejoice about. Why? Because when you find things in the Word you can relax knowing they are settled.  I found a great commentary note in the Geneva Bible Notes about this verse of scripture.

“Because no one should esteem God’s word according to the changes of things in this world, he shows that it abides in heaven, and therefore is immutable.”- Geneva Bible Notes

Read that again so you can get it.  Do you understand what that statement means?  It means when the Word of God says by His stripe you were healed and your nose starts running those symptoms DO NOT change the TRUTH of God’s Word that YOU WERE HEALED!!! You HAVE GOT TO GET THIS!!  What does this do for the believer? It enables you to act like God because YOU KNOW regardless of the symptom YOU WERE HEALED!! It gives you the power to be stable and stay seated with Christ.  Lets look a a definition of the word settled from Strongs.

The word settled in the Strongs dictionary means:

5324 נָצַב natsab {naw-tsab'}

 a primitive root; TWOT - 1398; v

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

 1) to stand, take one's stand, stand upright, be set (over), establish
    1a) (Niphal)
        1a1) to station oneself, take one's stand
        1a2) to stand, be stationed
        1a3) to stand, take an upright position
        1a4) to be stationed, be appointed
        1a5) deputy, prefect, appointed, deputed (subst)
        1a6) to stand firm
    1b) (Hiphil)
        1b1) to station, set
        1b2) to set up, erect
        1b3) to cause to stand erect
        1b4) to fix, establish
    1c) (Hophal) to be fixed, be determined, be stationary

 

The Father does not desire for our lives to be like a small boat out on the windy sea.  He desires us to be stationary and confident in Him.  Not buffeted to and fro by every wind of doctrine or every different teaching that may not be rooted in the truth of the Word of God.  Again, don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.                                               Ephesians 4:14 New Living Translation

The Lord desires us stable and settled in His Word and like His Word.

Stay with us and learn more about THINGS THAT ARE SETTLED like righteousness.
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!