JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT TRUST

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5 King James Version

TRUST! It is the foundation of all genuine relationships.  So your relationship with God the Father would be no different.  The above scripture admonishes us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts.  In order to trust someone you have to get to know them.  You have to spend time with them.  Alone time with just you and that person.  This is what happens when we spend time in The Word and prayer  When you read The Word, you find out that The Father is really trustworthy.  The word trust is the Hebrew word batach.  It has the indication of boldness, rest, to lie extended on the ground.  It is a reliance upon The Father. He has no plans of letting you go or go down.  When you see how God was faithful in repeated situations in The Word, it encourages your heart and mind because you know he cannot change.  So do yourself a favor, take minute to Thank God the Father .  You’ll find it pays great benefits when you do!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

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TRUTH 4 THOUGHT -WEEKEND EDITION- ABOUT YOUR HOPE, YOUR STRENGTH & YOUR CONFIDENCE!

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4 KJV

TRUST.  A crucial and vital element in any family. relationship or transaction.  The ability to believe in the integrity of the person or thing that you are placing your trust in.  Many times we are not conscious of how much trust unconsciously affects our lives every second of the day.  Did you realize every time you sit down in a chair trust is involved?  In truth faith is involved.  Lets look at the Bible definition of faith and we will come back to the chair.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV

When you walk in a restaurant and they guide you to your table, without thinking you pull the chair out and sit down, hoping that the chair will hold you up.  You have never met that chair.  You have never had a conversation with the chair about your expectation for it to hold you up and not break and drop you on the floor.  The chair has not spoken to you and told you, “Hey I got you!”.  Based on your experience of what a chair does YOU EXPECT and TRUST the chair to hold you up. You are placing your faith in  the unknown and unseen quality of that chair.  AMAZING!!! The trust we put in natural man made things.  Natural man fails many times over but we go on trusting what man does and has made.  I remember this very vividly, a few years ago my family a a friend and his family went to Kings Island, a popular amusement park in Ohio.  They have many rides but are known for some of the best roller coasters that are pretty…..interesting in terms of their statistics.  One ride called The Beast slowly takes you up 110ft in the air the drops you down at 65 miles an hours 141ft in an almost vertical drop into a tunnel.  When you are going down it looks like the tunnel is too low and will take about three inches of the top of your head off.  This roller coaster was built in 1979 and is made of wood.  Wood!!!  Have you ever seen wood break? Yes of course.  And I am not saying or hoping or speaking that the wood on the coaster will break. I am sure they are very diligent on the maintenance.  My point is this is a man made construction and over 50 million people have TRUSTED this contraption to safely carry them on the 4 minute ride and safely bring them back.

The point is man can fail and what man builds can and has failed and in some cases people have lost their lives.  With that said lets look back now at our text scripture.

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH [is] everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4 KJV

As believers The Word of God tells us to  “Trust in the Lord FOREVER: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is EVERLASTING STRENGTH.”  The word forever there means  in all situations, conditions and at all times. Its the Hebrew word ad and means in perpetuity.  The word everlasting there is the Hebrew word owlam and means everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity and forever and always. Pay close attention to this. That word everlasting also means that the end of the thing it is referring to is concealed to the point that it is not visible and you cannot see which means virtually that there is not end to The Fathers everlasting strength.

What is my point?  If you can trust a chair.  If you can trust a roller coaster that is man made, you should and have to know you can trust in The Lord Jehovah.  Man’s strength and ability is limited.  God the Father’s strength is everlasting and unlimited it has no visible end. I encourage you to trust in the Lord Jehovah for IN HIM is EVERLASTING STRENGTH.

All the blessed to you!  Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “UNDERSTANDING FAITH” Part 5

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

We have already learned SO MUCH by the Grace of God in these last few post. So much light has been shed on GRACE and FAITH and WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING.  However with all that we must continue to grow in GRACE and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is how GRACE and PEACE(Shalom) is multiplied in our lives. As a believer you must know and I encourage you to NEVER settle for where you are in God, even if it seems like a good place. Always KNOW that there is MORE!!!  There is more to UNDERSTAND and there is more to STAND UNDER. GRACE

So to recap we have learned that:

  • BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!
  • BY FAITH WE SEE!
  • BELIEVING IS SEEING!!
  • GRACE IS TIMELESS!

The last statement is key because it speaks of Jesus’s FINISHED WORK.  The last thing you want to do is trying to wait to get something the Father thru Jesus has already given.    Keep this scripture in mind.

“….the One who saved us and divinely summoned us in the sphere of a holy summons, not according to our works but according to His own private purpose and grace which [grace] was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,…”  2 Timothy 1:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

GRACE which encapsulates ALL of the Father’s work and blessing to us HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF TIME. This is what makes GRACE TIMELESS.  Look at this scripture and pay attention as well to the definitions in parentheses next to the words SAVED and SALVATION.

For by the grace have you been saved( saved, healed, preserved, rescued) in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation(welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety) persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source; of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast; for we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus with a view to good works which God prepared beforehand in order that within their sphere we may order our behavior.  Ephesians 2:8-10 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I encourage you to re-read the post and BY FAITH UNDERSTAND THAT:

You were saved, healed, preserved, rescued COMPLETELY in past time with the present result that YOU ARE IN A STATE OF welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety that persist through present time.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “UNDERSTANDING FAITH” Part 4

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

We established in the previous post that BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND as stated in our text scripture.  As we moved further along we also established that BY FAITH WE SEE!! We talked about the truth that Pastor Bill Winston mentioned many years ago that “we don’t see WITH our eyes, we see through them.” As you grow in the truth of God’s Word especially these days you will come to understand and value the importance of GRACE.  GRACE and FAITH work together ALL THE TIME!!!  You need to get that! GRACE and FAITH work together ALL THE TIME.   Let’s look at this is The Word of God.

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source; of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast; for we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus with a view to good works which God prepared beforehand in order that within their sphere we may order our behavior.  Ephesians 2:8-10 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I will go back to the popcorn analogy from our first post.  You owe it to yourself to take the above scripture and eat it one by one and absorb the power, deliverance and favor that is in it. These verses are infused and saturated with THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST.  The scripture above reveals that GRACE is what SAVED you thought FAITH. GRACE is the water flowing thru the conduit or pipe of FAITH.  GRACE IS THE ELECTRICITY and FAITH is the wire it is traveling on or thru. Let’s look at GRACE again in this powerful scripture in 2 Timothy.

“….the One who saved us and divinely summoned us in the sphere of a holy summons, not according to our works but according to His own private purpose and grace which [grace] was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,…”  2 Timothy 1:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I cannot emphasize this enough. GRACE Who is Jesus HAS ALREADY been given to you. This scripture tells you when.  It was GIVEN to you BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF TIME!!!  Oh His Goodness!! I want to jump up and scream right now but their are others around me.  Based on what this scripture says GRACE IS NOW YOURS and that GRACE IS TIMELESS!!!  It’s not bound by time and cannot be affected by time if you take all that it includes by FAITH.

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:8 English Standard Version

Now this scripture sounds like this is something that God is able to do instead of something God has already DONE!!!!  If you look up that word able it is used in the connotation of God and His I AMNESS.  I AM is present tense. That means now.  It is the word Greek word  dynateo where we get our word dynamite from.

dunateó: to be able, be powerful

Original Word: δυνατέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: dunateó
Phonetic Spelling: (doo-nat-eh’-o)
Short Definition: I am powerful, able
Definition: I am powerful, have power, am able, am mighty.

HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 1414 dynatéō– to exert overwhelming unstoppable power.

Now look at this version of the scripture.

For it is in the power of God, to make all good abound to you, so that ye may have, at all times, and in every thing, what is sufficient for you; and may abound in every good work.  2 Corinthian 9:8 James Murdock Perishitta-Aramaic NT

Stop and look at the first 6 words.

For it is in the power of God,….

Now look at this verse.

But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.  I Corinthians 1:24 New Living Translation

Do you see that?  CHRIST IS THE POWER OF GOD!!! Is Christ in you? Do you have Christ? Does Christ have you?  The scripture above says, ” For it is in the power of God, to make all good abound to you, so that ye may have, at all times, and in every thing, what is sufficient for you; and may abound in every good work.  2 Corinthian 9:8 James Murdock Perishitta-Aramaic NT

YOU HAVE IT!! CHRIST IS THE POWER OF GOD and it is IN the power of God to make all good abound to you, so that ye may have, at all times, and in every thing, what is sufficient for you; and may abound in every good work.

I didn’t say that. The Word of God said that!!! That power was given to us before time began in GRACE and we access that GRACE Who is Jesus by FAITH. BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!! BY FAITH WE SEE!  GRACE IS TIMELESS. BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH all good abound to you, so that ye may have, at all times, and in every thing, what is sufficient for you; and may abound in every good work.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “UNDERSTANDING FAITH” Part 3

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

We have been talking about BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND, the first four words in our text scripture. It’s very interesting that people, when they UNDERSTAND something  have a tendency to say, “I see it!”.  It makes perfect sense if you know what understanding really means. It has the connotation of perceiving or seeing.  A well known minister in the USA named Pastor Bill Winston made a statement once that I have been thinking about more and more lately even though he said it many years ago. He said, “You don’t see with your eyes, you see thru them.”  Think about that and you will ‘see it.”  When you are trying to really figure something out you think about it and use your imagination. We don’t see in words we see in pictures and images. When a person thinks about a dog they don’t think D-O-G  they see  or picture or imagine an actual dog. The same thing works for ice cream or a nice juicy steak.

So you can actually change the beginning of that scripture to BY FAITH WE SEE. So faith is the Greek word pistis.  It means conviction of truth or belief or  belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same.  The world thinks that believing is seeing.  However if you are a believer and based on what we have just seen you can definitely now see that without a doubt BELIEVING IS SEEING!!!  Remember “the just shall live by faith.”  Now lets look at another scripture from  Jesus.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  John 15:7 KJV

So we take The Word of God and allow it to abide in us.  Remember faith coming by hearing and hearing by The Word of God. When The Word of God is abiding in you you use that FAITH that came by hearing The Word TO SEE.  You look on the inside at what The Word says and and you SEE THAT and then you manifest that in the outside physical world by speaking The Word of God.  When you see a blind person in most cases you “actually see a blind person,”  But Jesus, Who is The Word and Whom studied The Word for the first 30 years of his life before ever venturing out to do any ministry does not see a blind person,  He sees, actually sees “BY MY STRIPES THAT PERSON IS ALREADY HEALED, and I have not even died on the Cross yet.” HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?  You may say, “With God All Things Are Possible!” and you would be right. However there is a much simpler and easier UNDERSTANDING of what happened to EACH and EVERY PERSON JESUS healed before He died on the Cross. The answer: GRACE!!!

Yes GRACE!!!  “But Brother Vincent, what does GRACE have to do with Jesus healing people BEFORE he died on the Cross or AFTER.  EVERYTHING!!!  Everything God the Father did including sending His Son Jesus to die on the Cross and provide salvation and every blessing, benefit and favor has all been done by God’s own private purpose and GRACE!!! But as I always say, don’t take my Word for it. Take The Word for it.

“….the One who saved us and divinely summoned us in the sphere of a holy summons, not according to our works but according to His own private purpose and grace which [grace] was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,…”  2 Timothy 1:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Now lets look at what Paul said.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.  Romans 12:3 NIV

So I need you to focus on the first six words of the scripture above ONLY.

For by the grace given me….

Every person, no matter who they are believer or unbeliever has been GIVEN a measure of God’s GRACE Who is Jesus.  The very life they have is provided by God’s Grace Who is Jesus. But for believers, we have access to much more than the basics. We have access to ALL GRACE.  We will talk about that tomorrow but place close attention to the scripture above in 2 Timothy 1:9 which says, “which grace was given us before the beginning of time.”  How did Jesus heal the blind man’s eye’s or raise Lazarus from the dead?  By manifesting Himself as the GRACE that was given to the blind man and Lazarus BEFORE TIME BEGAN.  Poppa did not wait for you to be born and then see what you were going to do or if you were going to act bad or good before giving you HIs Grace Who is Jesus. No He gave it to you before the beginning of time. GRACE IS TIMELESS!!! GRACE gives you the ability to operate outside, inside and beyond time just like God!.  BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!  BY FAITH WE SEE!   SEE ALL THAT IS YOURS BEORE TIME BEGAN BY THE GRACE OF GOD!!!

We will pick this up tomorrow.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “UNDERSTANDING FAITH” Part 2

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

Yesterday we talked about the truth that every single word from God is pregnant with amazing fruit and revelation FOR US.  We talked about how Proverbs 4:7 tells us to “get wisdom and with all our getting to get understanding.” We established the truth that if a person is born again THEY HAVE WISDOM because they HAVE CHRIST.  This conclusion is based on these two scriptures.

But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.  I Corinthians 1:24 New Living Translation

It is because of Him(God the Father) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. I Corinthian 1:30  New International Version

Christ IS the wisdom of God.  Poppa(God our Father)  has made Christ Jesus wisdom FOR US.

God made Him 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

God the Father has placed us in Christ. As a result of that all that Christ is we are IN HIM. By ourselves we are nothing and have nothing.  But with and in Him, Christ Jesus we are ALL that He is and HAVE all that He has!!!!! Glory to God!! Amen! If you look at the scripture above 1 Corinthians 1:30  you will see Christ Jesus has become for us not only wisdom from God but also our righteousness, holiness and redemption.  You must understand this. Because of what God the Father has done thru Jesus,  Poppa only sees us as righteous, as wise, as holy,  as REDEEMED!!!! Amen!!

Now someone might say, “Now I don’t know about that!  I just saw Sister So and So last night and she was cussing.”  Someone else may say, “Well that brother still drinks 3 six packs…… a day!!!”  I have a news flash for you. If that brother and sister has accepted Christ they are saved and there is nothing you or they can do to change it. God see’s them as righteous because they are in Christ!!!  Trust me there is something you do as well that is ‘sin’ as well. It may be gossiping or lying or whatever but God does not see your sin. He has forgiven and taken away your sin and He ONLY sees you thru and in JESUS!!

“Well I just don’t understand that!!” That’s because you are looking at people in the natural and not thru the eyes of FAITH.  BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!!!

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

The world was not made by things that can be seen. Guess what you and that brother or sister is not made righteous by what you can see …….  THEIR BEHAVIOR! They were made righteous by putting their faith in Christ Jesus and what He did for them at the Cross namely the putting away of ALL of their sins, past, present and future!!!  You can ONLY UNDERSTAND this by FAITH.  BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND. How does faith come? By hearing! And how does hearing come? By The Word of God Who is JESUS!!!  Look at what God the Father said about people and their sins.

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

You have to believe what God the Father says by faith.  Faith is the ONLY way you are going to UNDERSTAND the New Covenant and the New Birth and anything else if you want to know the deepest inner truth about ALL THINGS.  You have to believe in the FINISHED WORK of Christ to understand who you are and what you HAVE now presently in this world. Not in the sweet by and by.  And to do that you have to know The Word because The Father has done all this by and thru The Word Who is Jesus.

We will pick this up tomorrow. Stay tuned for more understanding.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “UNDERSTANDING FAITH” Part 1

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

The Word of God, Who is JESUS is amazingly rich. Every word is absolutely pregnant with revelation.  Many times we can rush thru a verse and not really partake or enjoy every bite. I liken it to when I eat popcorn at the movies.  Most of the times, because I really enjoy popcorn, I devour it by the handfuls but many times I have noticed myself doing this and I deliberately begin to pick up one piece of popcorn at a time and eat it one by one.  I find it amazing how my body fights this and how there is a slight push to ‘go back to my normal way of gobbling it up by the handfuls.’  It actually take some discipline to not do it.   There is a lesson in that all by itself but popcorn is not today’s lesson.  But we can use the analogy to have some fun with it. Consider the scripture above as if it were a bag of popcorn with twenty seven pieces of popcorn in it.  Let’s place our focus and attention on the first four words ONLY.  I have read this scripture many times but I believe the Holy Spirit in an effort to teach me and you something special placed a spiritual highlighter on those first four words. BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!

The Bible tells us many things we should do by and with our faith. Here are just a few.

Mark 11:22 And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God.

I Peter 1:19 ….because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

But, I believe this scripture encompasses all that we are to do by and with our faith.

Romans 1:17

New International Version
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.

New Living Translation
This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

Now let’s look at a verse in the book of Proverbs that talks to us about the principal thing: WISDOM.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  Proverbs 4:7 KJV

If you are born again you HAVE actually obeyed this scripture by incident or in some cases by accident or ignorance.  What incident caused you to obey this scripture?  Your accepting JESUS as your Lord and Saviour.  What does accepting Jesus have to do with getting wisdom?  EVERYTHING!!! Take a look at 1 Corinthians 1:30.

New International Version
It is because of Him(God the Father) that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

New Living Translation
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

Jesus has become FOR US wisdom from God.  So you already have wisdom if  YOU HAVE CHRIST.  The Word of God says so.  It may not seem like it, or feel like it and you may not be acting like it but it’s still DA TRUTH!!!  Some days, you may feel like you don’t have a brain and you may be acting like you don’t have a brain or you may not be using your brain but you still HAVE A BRAIN!  Let’s look at another scripture about Jesus and wisdom.

But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.  I Corinthians 1:24 New Living Translation

So you can see here you not only have wisdom but YOU HAVE the WISDOM OF GOD HIMSELF!!! So lets move on now to UNDERSTANDING.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  Proverbs 4:7 KJV

The Word of God in Proverbs tells us to get wisdom.  If you are born again YOU HAVE WISDOM because you have JESUS.  Then it says “with all our getting get understanding”.  Is getting understanding just as easy as it was to get wisdom?  YES!! It is. You accepted Jesus by faith so also BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND.  Let’s go back to our four words or four pieces of popcorn.

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:3 New Living Translation

BY FAITH WE UNDERSTAND!!  So the only way to truly understand THE TRUTH about things, people, situations is by faith.  We will pick this up tomorrow. Stay tuned.  You need to add this weapon of revelation to your spiritual arsenal.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

 

 

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST

But as for us, Christ’s mind we have. I Corinthians 2:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Take some time this weekend and believe and receive this word of God.  Really take the time to see and ingest spiritually what The Word of God is saying .  But also take the time to understand what it is not saying. It is not saying that you have the mind of Christ because you think you do.  It is not saying you have the mind of Christ because you are suddenly smarter. Remember that you are the righteousness (the just) of God in Christ Jesus. The Bible says the just or the righteous shall live by faith.  So you are going to have to just believe The Word of God. If the Bible says you have the mind of Christ then just agree and say, “I have the mind of Christ!”.

When you begin to simply begin to believe and confess this, Christ thoughts will begin to manifest.  They are already there in your spirit. Your faith will manifest what is already so in the spirit world.  This is how this thing works. Plain and simple. The truth is whatever God the Father says that is what is true and whatever you see is only temporary.  So take some time to believe that you have the mind of Christ. That mind will begin to manifest and make you successful in every area of your life.

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!!!