And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 KJV

What is the “perfect will of God the Father” for you?  It’s easier to find than you think.  Just go back to Genesis 1 and 2.  The Father never changes.  His will then was for you to be abundantly provided for, never to struggle, to live easy and with perfect conditions, temperatures and situations.   Never to experience sin and death and old age and sickness and disease.  The Father has NEVER changed His mind and He never will.

But when Adam sinned it seemed that plan was ruined. However, The Father is never caught off guard.  He had GRACE already planned.  Abraham lived under God’s Grace not the law and commandments.  None of these had been given.  When you look at Abraham he was healthy, very rich and victorious.  You don’t see anywhere in the Bible where Abraham was sick.   Sounds like Jesus doesn’t it?  This is because Abraham was righteous and HE KNEW IT.

And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 New Living Translation

After this when God decided to destroy Sodom and Abraham’s nephew Lot was there, he reminded the Lord about this righteousness.

Abraham approached him and said, “Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked?  Genesis 18:23  New Living Translation

So Abraham brought up his righteousness before God.  It was not so much his as it was the righteousness that God had given him or credited him with.  That righteousness delivered Lot from death.  The Father always keeps His Word.

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.  Proverbs 11:4 New Living Translation

So we see here that righteousness can deliver a person from the wrath of God and death.  Death never was God’s plan anyway especially for His children.  If The Father will deliver you from death through the righteousness of His Son, you can best believe He can, will and HAS delivered you from any and everything else like debt, lack, sickness, disease and trouble.  I believe that!!!  If He will deliver you from the greater and more dangerous He will deliver you from the least.

Righteousness and Grace is God the Father’s perfect will and GRACE is Jesus.  Both of these come through Jesus.

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 New Living Translation

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

So confess daily that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus knowing that righteousness delievereth out of trouble, sin and death.    When you do God’s perfect will be made manifest to you because it is Jesus Himself. And Jesus is already in you so you have THE VICTORY!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


For all The Fullness of The Deity dwells in Him (Jesus) bodily. And you also are completed in Him, who is The Head of all Principalities and Powers Colossians 2:9-10 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Have you ever heard or said, “Well, nobody’s perfect!” Sure you have, we have all said it probably at one time or another. But let’s see what God’s Word says about it because that is the thing that matters.

The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. Psalm 138:8 KJV

The word perfect in that verse is the Hebrew word gamar. It means to end, come to an end or complete.

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year. Hebrews 10:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible

The word perfect in the above verse is the greek word teleioo. Very similar to the Hebrew word gamar. Teleioo means to to bring to an end, to complete, perfect, to consummate, bring to its end stage. The verse shows the greatness of the New Testament versus the Old as it says that the law could never perfect the worshippers(you) because it was just a shadow.

For He found fault with them, and he said, “Behold, the days are coming, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, and I will perfect a New Covenant for the family of the house of Israel and for the family of the house of Judah.” Hebrews 8:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

We are of the house of Judah just as Jesus was and it is through Him that we are of that house. We are also spiritual Israel. The Lord Himself here says the New Covenant will be perfect and it is. He never said that of the Old covenant. So what we have is a multiplicity of scriptures that talk about us being or becoming complete or perfect. How is that? Because the New Covenant is all about and all for US. So what does this have to do with you with all your apparent faults and mistakes and missteps? EVERYTHING!!! Because you are in Him, in Christ Jesus, The Word says YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM. Not that you are going to be but you are. The law could never make you perfect but Jesus Who is GRACE and TRUTH has made you perfect in and through Himself. It’s not based on what you done or have not done. Look at this scripture

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for Whom and through Whom everything exists, should make (Jesus) the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what He suffered Hebrews 2:10 New International Version

God the Father made Jesus the man PERFECT through what “HE” suffered. Not what you suffer. You have no business suffering because He already suffered for you. If we all were going to suffer, then Jesus could have stayed at home, saved Himself the beating, the spit, the crown of thorns and everything else. Because Jesus was made perfect and you are in Him YOU ARE PERFECT!!!!

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. I John 4:17 KJV

By this Love(God the Father) is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. I John 4:17 NET Bible

So our love is even made perfect through Jesus. Our perfection is in Christ not in ourselves. So if Jesus says you are perfect, who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe Him, the world or yourself?


All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


With this in mind, we always pray that our God will make you worthy of His call. We also pray that through [His] power He will help you accomplish every good desire and help you do everything your faith produces.  2 Thessalonians 1:11 God’s Word Translation

If you are born again, YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS!!! And whether you know it or not being righteous is powerful.  Its gives you rights!!!  You have a right to be healthy. You have a right to live a whole, full long and abundant life that is vibrant and active even into old age. But what about those dreams and desires you have inside. The thing that just won’t go away.  The thing that may not seem very spiritual but it brings you great joy and you light up when its brought up in a conversation.  Whether you know it or not these are things that your faith is producing.  “Well Brother Vincent, I want to raise horses. That does not seem very spiritual.”  That’s what you think.  Have you ever heard of the book or movie The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien?  Mr Tolkien was a Christian and is even deemed responsible for leading another well known author and Christian to the Lord, C.S. Lewis.  Many of his designs and characters such as Middle Earth came from a life long love of trees, beings he brought to life in his stories.  What does this have to do with The Lord?  Everything.  Even after your born again God may shape but he does not change your personality because it is part of the ‘weirdness’ He designed you with to bring to the world.  Many people are shocked to find out that weird means supernatural.

Today many people have given up their weirdness to assimilate and be like some supposed celebrity or star.  I use the word star very loosely because many of the people that are called stars are not and I do not say this based talent.  What is the most outstanding and noticeable element of a star, a real star in the sky?  It has light!!!  The origin of the word weird means  having the power to control destiny.  Your weirdness has the power to control your destiny and because you are righteous you are to live by faith and when you do Poppa, God the Father releases His Power to help you accomplish EVERY GOOD DESIRE and help you do EVERYTHING YOUR FAITH PRODUCES.  J.R.R. Tolkien did not set out to make some epic story. He simply wrote what was in his heart, not what he heard from someone else.  Take joy in being you.  Honor God by honoring your own uniqueness.  Know that your desires are good and that you have been granted the power and permission to bring them to pass.  As I often say, don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

The desire of the righteous is only good… Proverbs 11:23 King James Verison

…but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

God’s Word Who is Jesus says, that the desire of the righteous is only good and that that desire is granted.  So believe Poppa to help you accomplish every good desire and to help you do everything your faith produces.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!


Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”  John 6:29 New Living Translation

Have you ever thought about what the world considers a full-time job.  When you think about it, you see right off the back that it’s a lie.  “What do you mean Brother Vincent?”  I mean do you work at your job 24 hours a day seven days a week?  Of course not.  So to be completely truthful even a job that someone is working 60-70 hours a week in is not a full-time job.  Everyone has simply accepted what that world has classified as full-time but really they are all part-time jobs.  But we are not talking about the world here, we are talking about believers.  Believers do have a full-time job.  Not all of them go to work but they do have a full-time job.  What is that work or job?  BELIEVING!!!

Look at the above mentioned scripture.  This is Jesus Our Lord and Saviour talking.  He said, “This is the only WORK God wants from you:  Believe in the One He has sent.”  So what Jesus is saying the only work the Father wants from you is to believe in His Son.  Did He say just believe in Him when you go to work? No.  Did He say just believe in Him when you have a problem?  No.  He said BELIEVE.  This believing here is perpetual and infinite.  How do I know that?  Because Poppa never changes.  In Genesis chapter 1, God said, “Let there be light!!!”   There is still that light today and scientist have proven that the universe continues to expand right up until now.  Why?  Because God never said, “Light stop!”  Jesus never said, “Stop believing.”  He simply said, “Believe in the One He has sent.”  Understand that this is your full-time job.  You are to be believing all the time.  When you wake up, when you go to sleep.  When you go to work, when you go to the movies, when you watch TV.  How can I do that?  Easy!  Simply understand that it’s not hard to do when you know that that is who and what you are.  YOU ARE A BELIEVER!!!! That is what you do you believe!!!  Do you understand your full-time job now.  If not, read it again.  If so, GET TO WORK!!!

All the ‘blessed’  to you!!! Shalom!


Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 King James Version

We have learned much about His Rest all this week. It is the Father’s desire as well as my desire that you have a greater desire and inspiration to make sure you enter into this rest.  Knowing that it belongs to you is key as is knowing the truth.  Jesus said that the truth that you know is what makes you free.  Free from worry. Free from fear.  Free from anxiety.  The ability to live free all provided by this rest thru Jesus’s finished work. Lets look at another key element of rest.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  Romans 5:1 NIV

Since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  That word peace in that scripture is the Greek word eirene.  But I want to take it a bit further because the Hebrew meaning of that word is the word shalom.  Shalom is one of my favorite multifaceted words.  Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.  As you can see rest is included in shalom along with a host of other good things.  Lets look at another scripture regarding shalom from Jesus Himself.

“What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you my shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened. John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible  

So here you have a scripture where Jesus Himself clearly states that He has left you shalom which includes rest.  In addition He is not just leaving you any shalom.  He has given you HIS SHALOM.  So this means that the same completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord that Jesus Himself had while He was here on Earth is what He has turned around and given to each and every believer who will know it, believe it and receive it.  This shalom enabled Jesus to remain calm while people tried to push Him off of a cliff.  The shalom enabled Jesus to sleep while a storm was going on in a boat and it was filling up with water.  This shalom enabled Jesus to take five loaves and two fish and feed an entire group of people with 5000 men not counting women and children.

My point is that rest is powerful and it enables you to carry out The Father’s plan for you allowing you to walk and enjoy His finished work while you are resting.  Take sometime this weekend and think about that and become fully persuaded to live a life in His Rest.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!


Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 King James Version

All week we have been talking about His Rest and the finished work of our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.  It has been great and eye-opening.  I have checked myself in certain areas and realized areas where I was not resting.  Do you know you can rest in one area and not rest in another?  Lets say in the area of finances.  You may be fine, plenty in the bank account, retirement account etc., but what about that a persistent small pain that tries to nag at your body continually?  Are you just putting up with that?  Are you thinking thoughts like, “It’s not that bad!”  My friend Jesus died for you to be completely free in your finances and your health and every other area.  Don’t make a mistake and settle for anything less than ALL that Poppa has provided thru Christ Jesus.  Also even though you may be good in your finances do a check and make sure your confidence is not in money or what you have. It is good and great and right to have savings and emergency and retirement accounts but your trust must be in JESUS.  Lets take a look at The Father speaking about rest in another chapter.

God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen. Isaiah 11:28 New Living Translation

You would think if God told someone to rest and showed them the place to rest that they would say,”Cool Lord, I am going to rest.”  But humans and the human mind does not work that way.  It wants to do something and if you examine the core of the issue many times its so the person can say, “I did this!”  That is self-righteousness.  When a person thinks Poppa blesses them because they went to church or served at church or they were nice to someone this knocks Jesus finished work to second class and The Lord is not going to allow that.  Not because He’s a glory hog but because He knows its dangerous.  That self-righteousness will turn into pride and pride goes before the fall.

The beginning of Hebrews four verse three says something very important.

For only we who believe can enter His rest. Hebrews 4:3 New Living Translation

Trusting in our own works is not believing.  It is self-righteousness.  Your righteousness and dependence on what you can do is limited.  You can only go so far and do so much.  But Jesus’s righteousness can and has covered all. It is the righteousness  of God in Christ.  God does not give us any faith He gives us His faith.  God does not give us any righteousness He gives us His righteousness.  When you depend on His Word and His righteousness you can rest.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!


Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 King James Version

Rest is great.  His rest is greater.  God the Father wants us to enter into His Rest.  The best way to enter into this rest is to know that just as He rested from all His works, you can now rest from works as well because of the Grace Who is ours in the Person of Jesus. When Jesus was on the Cross and He cried, “It is finished!”, he meant it.  The days of trying to please God by doing this and doing that and not doing this and not touching that are over.  If you think that your works are going to get you points with God you are not in rest you are in works.  Your own works.  Rest means accepting totally and completely what Jesus did for you.  Lets pick up where we left off yesterday.

1So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2O the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all His work. 3And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation. Genesis 2:1-3 New Living Translation

We see here that on the seventh day God the Father rested from all His work. If you are familiar with the Bible you will probably be familiar with this scripture.

But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 2 Peter 3:8 New Living Translation

When we understand this verse, it provides even greater revelation of how and why we are to enter into His Rest.  It has been approximately over six thousand years since Adam.  We are right at the cusp in the natural ‘time wise’ where we are butting right up against the seven thousandth year.  So if a day with the Lord is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day, you can see that God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy because it was the day when He rested from all His work.  So based on our main text scripture, God is telling us to enter to His Rest now and to fear not doing so.  Why?  Because for the believer this is the seventh day.  But Jesus is not back yet?  How do we do this?  You do it by faith!!  You mix what the Father said with faith and say, “Father I enter into your Rest right here and right now!!!.”  I am there!! I am at rest.  The just shall live by faith not time!!!  Don’t ever forget that!!!  God the Father and Jesus are not bound by time and so neither are you.  When you come to Jesus by accepting Him as Lord and Saviour He has said He will give you rest.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 New Living Translation

Is Jesus going to give you a different rest than The Father already said He would give.  Of course not.  Jesus is the way into His Rest.  If you study it out the true meaning of what Jesus said is, ‘If you come to me, I will rest you!.”  God is not bound by time.  He does not have to wait until a certain time of day or month or year comes.  He lives in eternity!  He is in 1800.  He is in 2016 and He is in 2026, or 2036 or 2300 RIGHT NOW.  On the Jewish calendar right now we are in the year 5776? Interesting isn’t it?   When you know that you are a son of God with full rights and benefits to Iive and function with the same power and authority as Jesus, you can live in the six thousandth year as if it was the seventh thousandth year and rest.  Why?  Because you have permission to do so from The Word and from God the Father Himself.  He is the One Who told you to do it and that is why you can do it.  Don’t doubt like the children of Israel when leaving Egypt for Canaan.  God brought them out and made them rich over night.  Yet you have so many preachers teaching people, “Its not going to happen overnight.”  It did for the children of Israel!!!  And we have a better covenant.  Again God is not bound by time, He overrides time.  Jesus did this constantly while He was here on Earth reducing 30 years of natural time into a moment to make the best wine for the wedding in John chapter 2.  He also healed Peter’s mother in law and reduced hours or days or weeks of recovery time into a moment where she is instantly healed and gets up and begins to serve guest.    Jesus promised if we BELIEVE on and in Him, that GREATER WORKS than these will we do because He goes to the Father.

That’s a lot to chew on, so we will end there.  Stay with us all week and take your stand and enter into His Rest today.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 King James Version

Yesterday we started our post about His Rest.  We found out somethings about rest and finished works.  I believe by the Word of God that one of the main keys to His Rest is believing that all the work is finished.  Lets look at this scripture once more.

We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: “On the seventh day God rested from all His work.” Hebrews 4:4 New Living Translation

Let’s take a look also at the original text in Genesis chapter 2.

1So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2On the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all His work. 3And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation. Genesis 2:1-3 New Living Translation

There are some distinct things that we need to look at and break apart in this verse of scripture.  Verse 1 says that the creation of the heavens and earth and everything in them WAS COMPLETED.  This means the satellites that were to come later on and hang in the heavens were at that time completed.  The cars, and planes that man would once day produce from THE SOURCE material and WISDOM that God provided were completed.  God foresaw all these things and He is the One that gave man the wisdom and ability to produce them.  Notice I did not say create.  Man is a producer not a creator. He has creative ability just like God His Father, but only thru what God the Creator has already provided him.  A producer in a film takes a screenplay and them produces a film.   God is the Creator.  He had already written the screenplay and man took it and in some cases tried to do a few rewrites but regardless of man or the devil everything, all things work together for good for us as believers.  The scriptures are the screenplay.  There is nothing that has taken place on Earth that our Father did not know about.  Poppa is the Creator. Man is the Producer.

All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:3  KJV

The word all in the Bible is a very interesting word and you should know what it means exactly in Hebrew.  All is the Hebrew word kol.  It means, all or the whole.  So when God says He finished His work and rested from all His work that means He rested from the whole thing.  You look later and you see that Jesus says something similar.

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest Me to do. John 17:4 King James Version

Did you notice how Genesis says God rested from ‘His work”?  The work of creation was specific to God the Father.  The work of redemption was specific to God the Son. God finished His work and Jesus finished His work.  And today we have God the Holy Spirit manifesting the finished work of The Father and Jesus thru us but it is ultimately The Father’s finished work. This is not to say that all of them were not involved in creation and redemption because they all were.  Jesus as The Word was deeply involved in creation as was the Spirit Who was hovering over the face of the deep.  It simply shows there was a specificity for Each.  Stay tuned tomorrow for more.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!


Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. Hebrews 4:1 King James Version

Isn’t it amazing how many times that God the Father and Jesus tell us in the Old and New Testament to “FEAR NOT!?”  It makes you wonder then why The Holy Ghost would then in this one scripture tell us ‘to fear’.  This must be a BIG DEAL!  So this scripture tells us to fear least a promise being left us of entering into His Rest, we should seem to come short.  This rest, or His Rest must be a really BIG DEAL.  I know I said that twice but I want it to sink in.  Why does Poppa want us to rest?  Because that is what He is doing.  He wants us to do what He Himself is doing and allow the Holy Spirit to do what needs to be done thru us.

4We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: “On the seventh day God rested from all his work.” Hebrews 4:4 New Living Translation

So God the Father is resting and He has also told Jesus to have a seat with Him as well.

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? Matthew 22:44 King James Version

Since Jesus has done the work for us our only job is to believe.  When we allow His finished work to rule our lives we can then rest.  Jesus described the only work God the Father desires from us.

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”  John 6:29 New Living Translation

When we believe the finished work of Christ, that we are righteous by His works and not our own performance, this causes us to walk in the work that the Father already prepared for us to do instead of trying to come up with our own plan. Now The Father is doing the work thru you.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10  NIV

So we find out that rest is not inactivity but already prepared, Spirit – led activity.  Since the works are finished its almost like sticking a DVD into the player and pressing play.  You don’t have to go and make the movie to watch the movie you just rest and enjoy it.  This is what you do with The Lord.  You rest and trust Him to lead and guide you into the peace, grace and shalom He has already prepared and given you.   Stay with us all this week as we find out more about His Rest.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be One as We are One.  John 17:22 New Living Translation

Are you willing to buck tradition and your own preconceived notion about, “God gets ALL the glory?”  I am amazed at how much Bible toting Christians suddenly go silent when I say, “Make sure you receive the glory!!!”  Many go absolutely silent and give me the look like, “See Vincent has finally lost it.  Everybody knows that God gets all the glory”  But guess what?  That’s not what Jesus said.  You may be shocked to find out that Jesus is the speaker of the scripture listed above. and it may be well worth your time to read the entire prayer Jesus prayed in John 17.

The truth is, believers have heard, “God gets all the glory” and “He will not give His glory to another”. I have heard this for years from many pulpits.  But what is more concerning is how sometimes believers will believe what a minister says over and above The Word of God.  How does this happen? It happens because for many, many years and even today many Christians let preachers do their reading and studying for them.  This is not a bash on preachers and ministers of the gospel.  I am a minister of the gospel and so are you.  But I am told not to lean to my own understanding, especially when it’s not based on The Word of God and neither should you.  If you do you’re going to miss out on being a part of an answer to Jesus’s prayer.  Jesus prayed to The Father and said, “The glory you gave Me I have given to them.  Why? So that they may be One even as We(The Father and Jesus) are One.

Listen to me, if Jesus prayed about us receiving given glory so that, or for the purpose of us being One with Him, that tells me something.  It tells me I cannot be One with Jesus Who has glory unless I have glory too.  If I have 100 million dollars and I want you to be one with me, you cannot be one unless I give you 50 million dollars.  If I give you 49 million you might be rich but you are not one with me because I have more than you.  I hope you see this.  You cannot be One with Jesus unless you believe and receive the glory He has given you.  You are not stealing glory, He has given it to you.  And what Jesus gives it’s in your best interest to take regardless of what you have been taught, thought or told.

And that is this weekend’s Truth 4 Thought!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom