These things spoke Jesus, and having lifted up His eyes to heaven, He said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son in order that the Son may glorify you, even as you gave to Him authority over all flesh, in order that all that you have given Him as a permanent gift, He should give to them life eternal  John 17: 1-2 Kenneth Wuest Translation.

DId you know that you are a gift from God to Jesus?  God gave you to Jesus as a permanent gift.  This is an awesome revelation when you think about Jesus and how He thinks.  First of all if God gave you a gift would you value it?  You have to really think about what I just asked you.  So God the Father, the Creator of the entire expanding universe gives you a gift.  What an honor, what a blessing, what a gift.  But that is exactly what God the Father has actually done. “What gift has God given to me?”  To begin with He has given you the gift of life and if you are born again eternal life.  But more importantly  He has given you Christ as a gift.  And with Christ comes the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.

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 5:17 King James Version 

So when we look at both of these scriptures we see that God has given us to Jesus as a permanent gift  and he has given Jesus to us as a permanent gift.  One of the things that is important is to realize and know that Jesus loves His Father and that anything His Father gives Him, He values. So you are important and you are valuable to both Jesus and God the Father.  In this scripture Jesus was talking about his disciples but He also was talking about you.  In the story of Esther before she became queen, she was prepared for months to be “presented” to the king.  You are even more valuable to Jesus than that.  So know your value and know you are a gift to Jesus Himself.  If you think no one values you He does.  I’ll take Jesus’s opinion over mans any day.

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!


And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” Luke 22:19-20 New American Standard Version

I have said it once and it bears saying again.  God is the most purposeful being in the universe.  Everything He does has purpose, reason and GOOD in it.  He has declared that, “We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”  Romans 8:28 Amplified Bible.  Communion is a thing that God the Father has implemented through Jesus Christ.  It is important that you understand and make a distinction between the bread and the cup as they both have different purposes and functions.

Jesus’s body was broken for us.  The Book of Isaiah tells us the chastisement necessary for us to have peace or shalom(wholeness) was upon Him and with His stripes we are(were) healed.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53:5 KJV

These are things that happened to Jesus’s body which is represented by the bread.  He said, ‘This is my body.”  When you use matzah which is Jewish bread, it has holes and burns and stripes on it which gives a clearer depiction.  We should always be mindful of the Lord’s body knowing that He Himself bore our sins, sickness and diseases and since He bore them, never be content or comfortable with allowing the slightest symptom to try to dwell or reign in your body.  That thing is trying to get you to bear something Jesus already bore and there are laws, spiritual laws against such things.  Even in the natural there is the law of double jeopardy which says a person cannot be tried or punished for the same crime twice.

Jesus already was tried and judged and punished with and for your sins, iniquities and transgressions.  Do not allow His sacrifice to go by in waste.  Declare, “I cannot be punished for any of the things Jesus was punished for and I cannot be punished with any of the things Jesus was punished with.”

In the same way the cup which represents Jesus’s precious and priceless Blood affords us all the benefits of the New Testament.  It paid for our redemption and the forgiveness of sins.  You should know without a doubt that the Blood of Jesus has covered all your sins, past, present and future.  Jesus said, ” This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.”  All the benefits, all the power, and all the glory of the New Testament is yours through Christ Jesus and His finished work.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.  Ephesians 1:7 New International Version

I love how the redemption is in accordance to the riches of God the Father’s grace. The Blood of Jesus also helps our conscience. It purges cleanses and purifies it.

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:14 KJV

But if within the sphere of the light we are habitually ordering our behavior as He himself is in the light, things in common and thus fellowship we [the believer and God] are having with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son keeps continually cleansing us from every sin.  I John 1:17 Kenneth Wuest Translation

In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people–an agreement confirmed with My blood. Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.” I Corinthians 11:25  New Living Translation

So enjoy communion daily knowing the benefits and fellowship of it.  Jesus said when we do it, to do it in remembrance of Him.  When you take communion you are declaring, “THE LORD DIED FOR ME!!”

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!


And he has raised us up with him and seated us with himself in Heaven in Yeshua The Messiah.  Ephesians 2:6 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

There’s a saying that goes, “You can’t be in two places at one time.”  For unbelievers that is true but not for believers.  They make that saying a lie every single day they are alive in the Earth.  The believer on Earth is always in two places at the same time regardless of whether or not they are conscious of it.  They are physically here on Earth but they are also spiritually in Heaven seated in Heaven with Jesus and in Jesus.   Now that is protection.  But let’s talk about awareness of it.  Are you aware all the time that you are seated in Heaven with Jesus?  You need to be.  When you become aware of this and the finished work of Christ you will know that IT IS FINISHED!!!  So when that financial situation or a symptom tries to manifest you won’t get up out of your seat on the throne or start panicking about it.  You will simply speak like a king and declare what Jesus has already done about it and then sit there and see it become what you said that He said in the Earth realm. When you believe what The Word says and declare it, it is the final authority in each and every situation.  What does The Word say when the enemy or even things of your own doing try to negatively impact your life.

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

Because you are in Christ you are safe.  Because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus certain things cannot happen to you….IF YOU BELIEVE THE WORD who is Jesus.  Someone would have to go through Jesus to get to you because you are in Christ.  You have to know The Truth and The Truth you know will make you free.  Look at these scriptures and get to know them.

No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. Proverbs 12:21  NIV

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

No weapon means NO WEAPON!!!! No harm means NO HARM!!!!  Nothing will injure you means NOTHING WILL INJURE YOU!!!  God’s word is faithful and true!!!  It is dependable all the time.  God is not a man that he should lie.  If He said it then He meant it and if He meant it then its good!!!  You are seated in Heaven with Christ.  Stay on the throne with Him and be the king He’s made you!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 10:10 King James Version

When you think of the abundant life, what do you think of.  Do you think of just Heaven and how all will be well when you get there?  You many be shocked to find out that Jesus was not just talking about life in the sweet by and by but the right here and now.  The word life there in that scripture is the greek word zoe and it means spiritual and physical life.  It covers the life you have now and the life to come.  Jesus has covered it ALL.  But even greater than that is what He said after that.  He said that He has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly.  I like the Kenneth Wuest Translation.

…I alone came in order that they might be possessing life, and that they might be possessing it in superabundance.  John 10:10 Kenneth Wuest Translation

SUPER ABUNDANCE!!!! Abundance on steroids.  This is what Jesus has come for us to have, to possess.  Jesus did not come so you can have just enough and barely make it, NO!!!!  The word abundantly in that verse is the greek work  perissós.  It is actually two words the first being  the word  perí, meaning  “all-around, the second meaning excess”).  The Strongs dictionary goes on to define abundantly as – properly all-around, “more than” (“abundantly”); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; “more abundant,” going past the expected limit (“more than enough . . . “).  This is what Jesus came for you and I to HAVE.  The word have in that verse is the Greek word echo and it means to have, hold and possess.  Not dream about it and pray about it and not see it.  When you think of the price God the Father paid by giving up HIs Son and what Jesus had to go thru to secure that for us, make sure that you do not neglect to HAVE that abundant life.  It’s yours and it’s paid for by Jesus.  Don’t try to qualify for it because YOU CAN’T!!!  Simply receive it by GRACE thru FAITH remembering it’s YOUR Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


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!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get this into your consciousness and never let it go!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!


….because as He is, so also are we in this world.  I John 4:17

In one of my favorite movies, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader while trying to convince his son Luke Skywalker to join him and the Emperor relays a classic line. He says, “If you only knew the power of the dark side!”.  I have a similar statement about the above scripture.  Take a moment and understand what the scripture is saying:

  • As Jesus is healed, whole and healthy, so are you.
  • As Jesus is rich and abundantly supplied, so are you.
  • As Jesus has and had the ability to walk on water, so do you.
  • As Jesus is not of this world, neither are you.

The list goes on and on but the important aspect about it is DO YOU BELIEVE IT?  Do you believe that despite a symptom trying to manifest in your body, that you are still just as healed as Jesus is?  Do you believe that although you may have an undesirable balance in your bank account, that the Lord is your Shepherd and that you do not lack?  Take sometime and really think about this.  You may say, “How can I do that when I am seeing all these contrary situations and circumstances?”.  The answer is ACT LIKE YOUR DADDY AND HIS SON JESUS!  When God looked out and saw darkness in Genesis did you noticed He did not say one word about the darkness?  He only said what He desired, “Light be!!”.  When Jesus was with the people in the desert area and wanted to feed them but only in the natural had five loaves and two fish, He never said anything about lack.  He gave thanks and the unseen abundance from the spiritual realm that belonged to Him all the time was made manifest.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

This scripture is key to you understanding that as He is so are you.  Jesus did not walk and move and operate off of the seen realm.  If He did he would have faced defeat and doubt and unbelief.  He functioned off of the TRUTH of the unseen realm.  There is no sickness or lack in Heaven and since His eyes were on that life and abundance that is what he manifested here in the Earth realm.  Set your eyes on The Truth, The Word which is Jesus and you will believe and then see that as He is so are you IN THIS WORLD!!!

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!


Remind people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready and willing to do good, 2 to slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone. Titus 3:1-2 Amplified Bible

Take sometime to read and meditate this scripture because its a doozy.  I will be the first to admit and cry out, “Lord help me!!!”  Why?  Cause people are a TRIP!! And they do things sometimes deliberately to you and sometimes undeliberately but if you are honest sometimes you still wanna “get ’em”.  You wanna lay hands on them if you know what I mean.  And yes I am talking about believers having these thoughts. Now for all you super Christians who never have a bad thought or desire I am gonna let my silence speak for you. Sometimes maybe now or in the past you may have wanted people to get what they deserved but thank God that Poppa and Jesus are not like that and AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD!!!  So we can do it! We can look over a suffered wrong and keep right on loving and being kind and courteous.  The Word says I can so I don’t care about what I think or how I’ve acted in the past to the contrary.  You don’t measure The Word by your experience you measure The Word by The Word. So believe the Word and soon you will be acting and responding to the most contentious situations just like Jesus!!!  Amen!  We can do it because the Love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by The Holy Ghost.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!


But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”  Galatians 3:10 New Living Translation

If there was someone or something that was stealing from you everyday but you were not aware of it, would you want someone to tell you or would you prefer to continue being robbed?  No one in their right mind wants to be robbed.  And money is the least of all the things we are referring to.  What if there was something you were doing or participating in that may unknowingly be aiding or abetting (assisting) in you being robbed?  Okay enough with the questions, what are you talking about?  I am talking about legalism and self-righteousness.  Legalism is defined as excessive adherence to the law or formula.  It also means dependence on moral law rather than faith.  You may ask, “Faith in what or who?”  For the Christian it is faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work that He has done for you.

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

So the scripture above says that when people do not know, or understand God’s way of making people right with Himself, they cling to their own way by trying to keep the law.  What law?  The ten commandments and other religious laws made up by man that have nothing to do with righteousness or salvation or God’s way of doing things.  Our opening scripture in Galatians 3:10 says whoever depends on the law or obeying and doing the law to make them right with God is under a curse.  In many churches today the ten commandments is still preached as the go to for right living.  But for 1500 years the law and the commandments were in effect and no one could keep them not David, not Solomon not the prophets.  They were righteous and their sins were covered through the sacrifices of animals like bulls and lambs, until THEE LAMB was brought into the world and slain to cover men’s sins ONCE and FOR ALL.  Once Jesus died, every person’s sin was covered for all time, not just for a year.  Jesus was the perfect Sacrifice.

For He (God the Father) has made him (Jesus), who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus).  2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV

Now this may seem free and inexpensive to us but it cost God His dear Son whom He loved and loves.  This is no light thing.  Jesus took our sins upon him by faith although He never committed one sin and then gave us His standing that He always had and has once again with The Father after He was born again.  Jesus after taking our sins by faith was then able to die(death can only come through sin) and then after The Father saw that Jesus precious and priceless Blood covered our sins and Jesus took all the wrath, anger, sickness, disease, death and punishment upon Him that really was meant for us, The Father then declared our sin debt paid in full and that we were then justified or made righteous because of what Jesus did.

He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.  Romans 4:25 New International Version

If we were not justified or made righteous Jesus could not have been raised because He was raised for our justification.  So you can see how serious and glorious this issue of righteousness is.  Since Jesus has done all this for us, to turn around and act or say, “You know what Jesus I’ll just be righteous on my own by making sure I cross every t and dot every i is really a smack in the face to God and Jesus.  And it puts a believer back under the curse because they are trying to establish their own righteousness instead of accepting what Jesus has already done.  So what does all this have to do with robbery?  Because if you try to live under the law instead of just accepting what Jesus has done for you, the curse will continue to operate in your life and steal health, wealth, peace and whatever else it can from you.  The sad thing is the person behind it is still the enemy, the devil.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 New International Version.

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

He (the devil) is still the same and he is the real source behind the curse and behind getting people to try to live under the law instead of accepting the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.  In another translation that last part reads the gratuity of righteousness.  You have to pay your restaurant bill but the gratuity that you leave is a free gift given by your choice and will.  The gratuity is a reflection of the giver not the receiver.  Righteousness is a gift a gratuity based on the giver, God the Father who loved us when we were unlovable.  He knew we could not fulfill the law and sent Jesus who could and credited His fulfilling the law to our account. We got Jesus’s good and He got our bad.  Since Jesus went through all that He did for us, understand that even when you miss it it does not change your righteous standing because you did not do anything to get the righteousness you received except believe it.  And even the faith you used to do that was from Jesus.  He is the author and finisher of faith.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to other Christians or preachers or anyone.  Just know you are accepted in the Beloved, Jesus and you have His righteousness FOREVER.

When you depend on that you are depending on grace and the curse will never ever be able to touch you as you keep your confidence and faith in The Truth that ‘you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!