JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE RESOURCES OF JESUS & YOU Part 2

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  Colossians 1:16 KJV

So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas c or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God. I Corinthians 3:21-23 NIV

Resources! We all need them and many of us could use more resources.  In the midst of looking for more there is a tendency to overlook many times what we already have.  We began this by talking about the variegated resources of Jesus.  Psalms 23:1 says, “The Lord IS My Shepherd I do not lack.  In many cases there may be a tendency to let one’s mind go immediately to money but that is the least of the list when you are talking about someone Whose home has streets that are not paved with gold but made completely from gold.   Jesus died so that we do not come behind in not one good thing.  This means we do not lack in health, strength, wisdom, favor, boldness, patience, joy, peace, gentleness, meekness, goodness and faith. Those are more important than money although money is important.  Allow me to focus on and pin point four things that Jesus has obtained and has given to you that you may not be aware of or not getting the full benefit from.  Now this is a long post but I encourage and implore you, stay with it until the end.  These are things you absolutely need to know.  These four things are:

ETERNAL SALVATION * ETERNAL REDEMPTION * ETERNAL LIFE * ETERNAL INHERITANCE

ETERNAL SALVATION

After He had finished His work, He became the source of eternal salvation for everyone who obeys Him. Hebrews 5:9 KJV

Salvation there is the Greek word soteria and it means welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation of saving and safety.  Now we could stop right there and have a good shout but allow me to define the word welfare for you.  In the Websters 1828 dictionary welfare is defined as – Exemption from misfortune, sickness, calamity or evil; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; prosperity; happiness; applied to persons.  You need to chew on that because that is what is yours presently forever.  In each case the word eternal means perpetual and everlasting throughout the age. When you read Ephesians 2: 5 & 8 you see that  by Grace Who is Jesus you have been saved completely in past time with the present result that you are in a state of salvation that persist through present time. Now when you read later about eternal life you will better understand how time has no bearing on your state.  You are in s state of salvation which means you are in a state of welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation and safety that persist.  What you see has no bearing on this, this is simply the state you are in as a believer when you receive it by faith. 

ETERNAL REDEMPTION

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12 KJV

Redemption here is the Greek word lutrosis and it means a ransoming or deliverance specifically from the penalty of sin.  That penalty was and included poverty, sickness and death.  Christ in Galatians 3:13  has redeemed us from the the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.  He became poor so that we might be made rich therefore WE ARE RICH.  He bore ALL our sickness and disease on the Cross.  You really have to understand this so you can live free from sickness and disease totally.  God the Father looked into all of your years here on Earth and every sickness from an ache to a pain to a cold to any and all disease that would ever come on you  and He took that and placed it on Jesus on the Cross.  YOU ARE FOREVER FREE from sickness and disease.  Don’t accept it twice when Jesus already bore it.

ETERNAL LIFE

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. I John 5:13 KJV

Poppa does not desire for you to have to guess or wonder if you HAVE eternal life.  He desires for you to KNOW. He just said so in The Word.   The word eternal here needs to be defined as well as life.  From the Strongs dictionary, the word eternal is the Greek word aiṓnios  derived from aiṓn which means (“an age, having a particular character and quality“) it is the unique quality (reality) of God’s life at work in the believer, i.e. as the Lord manifests His self-existent life (as it is in His sinless abode of heaven). “Eternal life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – i.e. what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet is also time-independent.  Aiṓnios does not focus on the future per se, but rather on the qualityof the age  it relates to. Thus believers live in life” right now, experiencing this quality of God’s life now as a present possession. (Note the Gk present tense of having eternal life in Jn 3:36, 5:24, 6:47; cf. Ro 6:23.)]

The word life is the Greek word zoe and it means to have both spiritual and physical life. When you combine the two it means to have the same quality of life as God the Father Himself perpetually.

ETERNAL INHERITANCE

And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:15 KJV

Inheritance here is the Greek word kleronomia and it means an inheritance, property received by inheritance or what is given to one as a possession and heirship.  All of the other 3 aforementioned things are part of your eternal inheritance.  Along with these and as a result of Jesus you get Jesus as well since the Father has given Jesus to us as a permanent gift and us to Him as a permanent gift.   Read back over the other three things and realize you have been given a rich inheritance one that will never fade away because it is eternal and it is yours now.  One obtains an inheritance after someone has died.  In that case Jesus has already died and was raised so the inheritance is yours now legally.  Every blessing is our inheritance including the blessing of Abraham.

These four resources alone will take care of you until Jesus returns.  You need to know these like you know your name. Just as sure as you know your name is your name you need to know these things are yours presently.  You need to be intimate with these things knowing they are the will of God for you.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE RESOURCES OF JESUS & YOU Part 1

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  Colossians 1:16-18 KJV

So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas c or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God. I Corinthians 3:21-23 NIV

Have you ever taken a few moments to think about how much Jesus has?  You need to do it because when you do then you will know what you have access to and what is yours as a result of being a joint heir WITH HIM!!!  The scripture above says ,”all things were created by Him(Jesus) and for Him.”  Now think about this did Jesus have to come down from Heaven and deal with assassination attempts, ridicule and questioning as an adult as well as beatings, spittings and the crucifixion in order for everything to become His?  Of course not! Everything already belonged to Him.  So why did He do it?

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22 New Living Translation

Well that about sums it up.  He didn’t do it for His sake, Poppa and Jesus did what they did for US, for our benefit, to give us access to those benefits and resources.  So what are you going to do with this revelation? Are you going to dream bigger and place demand on what is yours in the Name of Jesus believing you receive it when you pray not when it shows up and maintaining the I HAVE IT attitude and posture spiritually and mentally until it’s right there in from of your face?  I AM! I don’t care about what I see I care about what the Word says is mine because WHAT I SEE AND WHAT I HAVE IS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS!!!   Jesus told me that statement a few years ago and I never forgot it and never will for all eternity.   When you think about BIG you need to think GOD BIG not earth big.   Most people if something happens that is threatening what do they do? They depend on their own strength or the police or if they have a gun and those things are fine up to a point.  Let’s look at Jesus and see how Jesus thinks in what appears to be  a life threatening situation.

And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

51And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. 52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?  Matthew 26: 47-53 KJV

That’s more than 72,000 angels to handle the multitude that came to arrest Jesus.   I don’t believe there were more than about 100 or so men maybe to come to get Jesus if that many.  Either way it does not matter.  Have you ever read 2 Kings 19:3?

That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere. 2 Kings 19:3 New Living Translation

Did you see that? One angel handled 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.  Just ONE!! What do you think 72,000 angels could do?  Thank God that happened only in the Old Testament.  My point is not focusing on killing my point is Jesus ALWAY HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH and SO DO YOU!!!  You need to believe that, think that, and see that with your faith mind’s eye.  When David wrote Psalms 23 he was not playing.  The Lord is Our Shepherd  WE DO NOT LACK!!!   It may look like you’re lacking just like it looked like the multitude of soldiers had Jesus at a disadvantage.  But the truth is Jesus was never in any danger. The soldiers were. And when you believe The Word of God and declare by faith in the Name of Jesus what is already yours, situations and circumstances are in trouble not you!  Remember:   All things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas c or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.  All things are yours,  the Word declares it!  Amen!!!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “YOUR” DESIRES

If you maintain a living communion with Me and My words are at home in you, I command you to ask, at once, something for yourself, whatever your heart desires, and it will become yours!  John 15:7 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Desires!!!  We all have them, even God Our Father has desires.  So when Adam messed up the perfect plan that Poppa had created what did God the Father do?  He immediately set His plan in motion to redeem man back to Himself.  Why?  Because that was His desire and He would not be denied.  God the Father has desires and this is where all human beings get their ability and longing to desire.  Yes, in some cases people’s desires are perverted but for the most part people’s desires are generally good.  However I do not want to focus on people with evil desires.  I am going to focus on the believer and what The Word of God says about a righteous person and their desires.  I believe The Word!  How about you?

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

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus AND I KNOW IT!!!  If you are a believer you should know this too.  There are all kinds of benefits that come with being righteous like being protected, delivered out of trouble, your house being blessed and many others.  But today we are talking about desires and God’s Word says that the desire of the righteous is only good.  I believe that.  Now I have a natural human side and you can in your carnal mind desire things that are not best but that is not what this scripture is talking about.  It’s talking about the real you!  The born again spirit you, that only desires good and has never desired or done any evil at all.  Oh yes, that person is in you and it is the person of Jesus Christ in your born again human spirit.  You should not be afraid of your desires and you should not think them selfish.  The Word declared that they are good and the opening text which is translated from the original Greek says, “ask at once something for YOURSELF, whatever your heart desires, and it will become yours!”  Now you are not going to hear that in a religious church.  But you have heard it from The Word of God.  So believe it and receive it!  Let’s see what else The Word has to say about the desire of a righteous person.

What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.  Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

Oh my goodness! We better read that again to make sure we are not seeing things.

What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE GRANTED!!!  if you have not already you had better get to desiring somethings.  And I am not talking about a close parking space at the mall.  I’m talking about something BIG from BIG POPPA.  God has His desires fulfilled.  Do you think He wants any less for His children?  Of course not.  I will even share with you a little, no its a big secret.  If you are born again, YOU are one of God’s greatest desires fulfilled.  That is AWESOME!!!  You are a BIG DEAL to Poppa!! If you weren’t He would have never given up His Own Son, His Only Son at the time for you and me.  So you must be ‘sum tin’ special.   Start acting like it and believe these scriptures in Proverbs and in John and in Mark 11:24.  When you do you already have Poppa’s Word that your desire WILL BE GRANTED!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT MAKING FAITH “ATTRACTIVE” Part 2

So if the Good News that we tell others is covered with a veil, it is hidden from those who are dying.  The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. As a result, they don’t see the light of the Good News about Christ’s glory. It is Christ who is God’s image.  2 Corinthians 4:3-4 God’s Word Translation

Faith is attractive! But it can be veiled.  The Word of God says so.  It can be veiled by the devil.  It can be veiled by the pulpit with wrong teaching.  It can be veiled to believers and unbelievers alike who do not have the maturity and drive to go to The Word and see what it says for themselves.  Don’t allow any preacher, pastor, blog(including this one), book or anything else to dictate to you what the Word is saying.  Study it out for yourself.  Ask the Holy Ghost about it yourself.  Poppa does not want His children bamboozled and then walking around for years in  some false stupor because of someone’s misinterpretation, deliberate or otherwise of what He is saying.  You must know this: SALVATION IS PERSONAL.  The relationship you decide to have with Jesus or The Word is the relationship you WILL have with Jesus.   If you decide to have a surface relationship where you only let other people minister the Word to you, you won’t find out how attractive FAITH is and how close you and Jesus really are.   The veil of all the lies and falsehoods of sickness and disease and lack and turmoil of this world is not attractive to people but because they have been prevalent and in people’s faces so long they are tolerated by most.

Surely you have listened to Him and have been taught by Him, since truth is in Jesus. Ephesians 4:21 International Standard Version

As believers we must walk by faith and show people the REALITY, the Truth which is in Jesus so that they can see the healthy  and attractive and light guided path.   Jesus has come so that we may have Life, real life not the shadow of life that so many believers and unbelievers both live.   Look at what He said.

The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life–life in all its fullness. John 10:10 Good News Translation 

Life in all its fullness.  You have to take that attractive faith and say, “Poppa in the Name of Jesus I receive LIFE IN ALL IT’S FULLNESS.  By using your faith you can see more life than you have right now.  By life I mean everything that makes for a good life. With your faith you can see more strength, more health, more money, more favor the life you always dreamed of.  That is attractive to me.  Faith and living by faith is attractive when you believe in the reality, the realness and truth of it.  The Word says FAITH comes by hearing and hearing by The Word of God Who is Jesus.   The Word says come here and allow me to heal you.  That is attractive.  The Word says come here and let me prosper you. That is attractive.   If you honestly think about it ALL the things people really desire are in The Word of God but because they cannot see it they think it’s difficult to obtain but in truth its as easy as believing.   The same faith a person uses each day to believe they have a brain although they have never seen it is the same faith it takes to believe, “By His stripe I were healed.”

The world and the devil has no problem spending billions of dollars to push and promote  lies as if they are real.  We as believers should take our faith and make faith attractive to everyone we see and know and have a boldness and a conviction that stuns people to make them desire to have what we HAVE: The Truth! JESUS!  The devil and misguided and misinformed preachers have made God infamous.  But we have what it takes to make God famous.  Famous for loving people not hating people and frying them.  Famous for healing people and not making people sick.  Famous for being good to people even the  unthankful and the evil.   My brothers and sisters, this is not rocket science this is common sense. If someone gave you the opportunity to own a rusted out 1978 Pinto or a 2019 Mercedes Benz C-Class which are you going to choose?  Unless your completely crazy the Mercedes!  You’re naturally attracted to good and expensive not cheap, old and rusted out.   People in truth desire Jesus and the things of Jesus but they simply in many cases don’t know how good He is.  Us spreading the Good News, not the law, not judgement, not fire and brimstone will make faith attractive.  Faith is not a fad.  Faith is a lifestyle.  The just shall live by faith.  That makes faith a lifestyle.  If you are a believer the Lord has committed unto you the “true riches.”  This enables you to live Lifestyles of the Rich and Faithfilled and thereby make the Lord famous for doing good.   Remember it’s the goodness of God that leads men to repentance which means to change their mind.  Glory to God!!  I said, “Glory to God!!! Amen!! I’m fired up!!!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT MAKING FAITH “ATTRACTIVE” Part 1

So if the Good News that we tell others is covered with a veil, it is hidden from those who are dying.  The god of this world has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. As a result, they don’t see the light of the Good News about Christ’s glory. It is Christ who is God’s image.  2 Corinthians 4:3-4 God’s Word Translation

Have you ever seen a extremely attractive woman or a very handsome man? Of course you have there are attractive people all over the world.  The word attractive can also apply not only to the physical appearance as  well but to a person’s personality or their humor or attitude about life and success.  This attitude, personality or success makes people want to be around them and hang out with them.  Some people pay a lot of money to listen to certain life coaches or celebrities because something attracts them towards that person.  Personally, I have an attraction towards or for Las Vegas.  And just to be clear it’s not for gambling or partying.  No the richness of it all in terms of the buildings and casinos and the architecture and attitude of how they build is what really attracts me to Las Vegas.  There is a particular resort there called the Venetian, an extremely beautiful resort and casino.  Out of the many times I have gone to Las Vegas I have stayed there the most.  Stick with me as this is not a tourism ad for Vegas but a enlightenment about faith.

While I was watching television one day there was a show on about Las Vegas and particularly about the Venetian resort.  The gentleman who owns, created and built it was asked how did he come up with the idea for it.  The gentleman’s name was Sheldon Adelson and his answer amazed and provoked me.  Mr. Adelson said one day his wife said to him, “If only you could bring the beauty of Venice, Italy to the United States.”    And with that comment Mr. Adelson proceeded to build the Venetian at a cost of 1.5 billion, one of the most expensive resorts of its kind at the time in June 2003.  Amazing because it reminds me of a scripture.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  Mark 11::24 KJV

Mr. Adelson built that resort just because his wife desired it. Of course it’s a business and it makes money but the impetus was a desire for something his wife found attractive somewhere else, to bring it to the USA and as a result, I and many others get to enjoy it year after year.  Now let me get to the point of our message today.  Do you think being healed is attractive?  Do you think being protected and separated from the dangers and terror and murder of this world is attractive and would attract others to want to find out how they can bring this type of protection into their lives?  Do you think that people would be interested if they knew about a way that when there family members board a plane to go on a trip or vacation they can be sure they will go safely, enjoy themselves and return?  If I was a unbeliever that would attract me.  I would be interested in that.  So my question is as a believer, “Do you make faith attractive and by so doing make JESUS attractive? Do you share the Good News of Grace or the fire and brimstone of the law which veils the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father?  Let’s look back at our opening scripture.

So if the Good News that we tell others is covered with a veil, it is hidden from those who are dying. 2 Corinthians 4:3 God’s Word Translation

The veil that covers the Good News is the law and judgement.  People being told that Poppa is mad at them and He is on a sin hunt.  The truth is Faith is attractive because Jesus is all together lovely and Jesus is the same today as He was yesterday and He goes about doing good to people.  The Word of God talks about the beauty of holiness.  Holiness is not an action it is a state that Jesus places believers in.  The beauty of being protected. The beauty of no evil being able to befall you.  The beauty of knowing God is your Father and He is a Good Father.  The beauty of knowing that Jesus is the bridegroom and we are his bride.  And if a man can give his wife the desire of her heart in such an extravagant fashion, what can Jesus do and better still what has Jesus done for all who put their faith in Him.  Stay with us as we talk more about making faith attractive.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH- WEEKEND EDITION- TRUTH FOR THOUGHT – “BE KIND TO THE UNTHANKFUL AND THE EVIL”

I am sure the title makes you want to quote Gary Coleman from Different Strokes.  “Whatchu talkin’ bout Willis?  I know what you mean. But look at this scripture…..

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He (God the Father) is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.  Luke 6:35 King James Version

Wow!!  God is kind to the unthankful and the evil.  The people that blaspheme His Name, say He does not exist, and think His Name is a compound word with damn.  God the Father is kind to them.  So how are we suppose to be with them?

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;  Ephesians 5:1 New American Standard Version

The Father does not want us to be like the world.  The world responds to people with the law based thinking and responses.  “You treat me bad, I’m gonna treat you bad.”  That is the law all day.   But look at The Father.  Now understand, for you The Father does not see your sin, or acting ugly because of Jesus’s Blood.  But for sinners He sees their ugliness and ungratefulness and evil and is still kind to them.  The word kind there is the greek word chréstos.  It means to be useful, pleasant, gentle and kind, one that furnishes what is suitable.  We have a great Father and a great God and a great Lord in Jesus Christ.  Jesus operated and functioned this way and because of it religious people called him a “friend of sinners” in the Bible.  May you have that same title and accusation for the glory of God and the increase of the Kingdom.  Not to go out and be like them but to be a light and win them to Christ.

The Word of God is constantly admonishing us to be good to others whether they are good or evil.  THIS IS GRACE.  God was good to us when we were only evil.  While we were yet sinners He loved us and sent His Son to die for us. When people treat us good it is very easy to be good and nice to them.  But it takes the love of Christ to be kind and loving and courteous to someone who has mistreated and dogged you.  But we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us.  Jesus would not tell us to do something and not give us the power, strength and will to do it.  I will share a rarely known scripture with you that when I found it I was like, “Who then can be saved?”  But I have kept it in my mind and heart for years and I am getting better and better at it especially since learning about GRACE.

Remind people to be submissive to [their] magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be prepared and willing to do any upright and honorable work,

To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (yielding, gentle, and conciliatory), and to show unqualified courtesy toward everybody.                                      Titus 3:1-2 Amplified Bible

Man this is a tall order in the natural.  We live in a mostly critical, negative-minded world.  That scripture says to slander or abuse or speak evil of no one.  But the part that punched me in the kidneys was the last part.  To show unqualified courtesy toward everybody.  Yes you read it right, it said EVERYBODY!!!  Do you understand what this means?  This means that the person who does not qualify for courtesy is the person The Word says you are to show courtesy to.   Trying chewing on that this weekend.  The rude person that steps in front of you at the mall.  The car that cuts you off in traffic.  When your wife says something a little edgy, respond with courtesy.  I can tell you I just flunked that test recently. Thank God for His GRACE.

So your challenge this weekend is to be kind to the unthankful and the evil and to show unqualified courtesy to EVERYONE.  If you can do it great!! If you miss it, keep meditating that Word and get up and go for it again. Trust me, unthankful, evil and discourteous people are not going anywhere just yet so you will have plenty of opportunity.  So step up to the challenge! The key is let Christ do it through you.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

All the “blessed” to you!!!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 5

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

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

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

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

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12 New Living Translation

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

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 4

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

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

I believe it would be good for us to focus on one aspect of Love as described in the King James Version of the fifth verse where it states (Love) thinketh no evil. This is BIG!!! Did I mention that this is BIG? Okay let me say it again. This is BIG!!! There is a scripture in the book of Jeremiah.

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

I was meditating this scripture one day and the Lord spoke to me on the inside and told me something I will never forget. He said to me, “Vincent, one of the reasons (not the main reason) I do not think bad thoughts about you is because if I did, I am so powerful that even my thoughts would manifest.” I really took that to heart and have kept it tucked away to help me as a parent and as a person. Now I know the main reason that God does not think bad or negative thoughts towards us is because of The Blood of Jesus has removed our sins completely and God promised He would not remember them anymore and I believe that. I encourage you to believe that too. But its interesting to see how powerful even the thoughts of God are. It also helps to know that His good and peaceful thoughts are manifesting towards me even now and I believe that and that is how we receive them. But this does not just teach me about God the Father, this also shows me myself because I am His child. Lets get back to the fifth verse of I Corinthians 13. (Love) thinketh no evil. We are New Testament believers. We are not under the Old Testament and we are not under the law. It may seem like God(Love) used to think evil in the Old Testament by many of the things that you see that are described and happened to people.

What you have to understand is that the evil things that happened to people then that were of God were in some cases punishment and in some cases justice. This evil people brought on themselves by breaking the law. It’s no different from the law system we have in place. Under the law if you do good you get good but if you do bad you get bad. Such is not so today and all praise to God the Father and Jesus! Because of Jesus (Love) thinketh no evil. Now once again many people and preachers have said and teach that sex and drugs and drinking is evil. I don’t have time to focus on the so-called “big sins” that some of these people always try to use. I would rather bring to light some of the evils that are often kept in the dark such as financial lack, sickness, sadness, depression, poverty, family dysfunction, failure mentality and a few others. In the Garden of Eden, we all know that none of the aforementioned things existed. The curse came as a result of Adam disobeying God the Father and then those things begin their manifestation.

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

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

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

We will pickup right there on our next JUST DA TRUTH post.  Remember IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 3

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

Do you realize that you can do the impossible with Love? Stop for one minute and really think about that. People spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out how they can do things that men see and say are impossible. Believers and unbelievers alike pursue these things not realizing that what they seek is readily available to them each and every single day. The real issue is their attention and focus is simply pointed in the wrong direction. Many times the thought is, “If I could just get enough money or if I could get that new job everything would be great!” The truth is it’s not what you have, it’s WHO you have.

For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 KJV

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. I John 4:16 New Living Translation
So if you are a believer, God is with you. And if you are not a believer, you can have God with you in 3 seconds by declaring, “Jesus I receive You and Your finished work!” Jesus is the way to The Father. And once you accept that way God is with you and nothing is impossible. Now in a lot of cases many ministers would say don’t worry about the how, just believe and that is true. Focusing on the how can sometimes be a distraction if you focus there. But The Word of God tells us in the book of Proverbs that in all our getting get understanding. So how about we get some understanding on this. The first and main reason you and every person saved or unsaved should know and understand as to how and why God the Father does things is because of LOVE. LOVE is powerful because Love is God or God is Love. When we take the various truths of The Word of God and examine them, it really becomes quite clear how and why Love is so powerful and how with Love(God) all things are possible. Lets take a look at Love in the famous love chapter I Corinthians 13.

I Corinthians 13 J.B. Phillips Translation

4 This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.

5-6 Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.

7-8a Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.

That indeed is a mouthful or a headful or however you have just ingested it. So much has just been said in those four short verses. Let’s deconstruct this with the help of the Helper, The Holy Ghost, and get all the nutrients out of what has just been said. The fourth verse speaks of how Love(God) is slow to lose patience and has sought out ways to be constructive or beneficial to us as people in general, not just believers. It then goes on to focus on how love has nothing to do with selfishness and how it is not concerned primarily with what people think of them nor does it operate in a conceited way about herself. Now this bears some attention as many people and preachers paint a picture of a God Who is completely selfish and possibly what would be classified in human terms as an ego maniac. This false ‘god’ they paint a picture of is the one sitting on the throne with a lightning bolt waiting to catch you doing one thing wrong so he can fry you accordingly. Let me assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. This directly opposes the patience and love described in the fourth verse. So when you see God described in this way be sure to take that misinformation and store it somewhere useful, like the trash bin and don’t forget to empty it. Verses five and six expound even further regarding how unselfish Love(God) is. Let’s look at it in a different version of the Bible

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

So we see here that Love(God) is not easily provoked. That means that love is not irritable, touchy, behaving like a child that does not gets its way. In addition we see here the maturity of God the Father and how His Love in us can mature us and cause us to overcome our selfish and irritable human tendencies when we realize that we are God’s (Love’s) very own children. The same characteristics and traits and abilities and powers that are in God the Father are in us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do you see however that it also says, “seeketh not her own” in the verse? That means that Jesus is not going to force you to walk in His character even if you are born again because Love has the utmost respect for people and their free will. Jesus in you by way of the Holy Spirit will help you. The Holy Spirit is described as the Helper but He will not force you because He is not seeking His own way. We all miss it but when we understand Love and the will of Love and yield to it, it makes us failure proof.

Be sure to join us tomorrow and all week as we continue with this series.  It will be well worth your investment of time and attention as well as empower you with the attitude that IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.

All the “blessed” to you!!!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – Part 2

And Jesus said to him, ‘If thou art able to believe! All things are possible to the One that is believing;’ Mark 9:23 Young’s Literal Translation

Yesterday we talked a lot about believing.  And today we are going to talk about …… wait for it …. BELIEVING!!!  Believing is the genesis of impossible.  When you look at the planet, outer space and the universe and think about the truth that everything we see came from words or THE WORD, most people think “That’s impossible!”.  But that is the whole point.  For the most part, I don’t think and I don’t want to think the way most people think.  My goal is to think like God.  I have a book entitled, “Thinking Like God is the Everything That Makes Impossible Nothing”.  How does God think?  He thinks nothing is impossible and the reason why He thinks that way is because He believes.  And if He had to concern Himself with time then He would be believing 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days of the years.  If you called God and He answered the phone and you asked what are you doing, I know two things He would say.  “I’m loving people and believing.”  To be honest God really could answer, “‘I’m just being Me (LOVE) and doing what I do (BELIEVING).

(Love) Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.  Love never fails.  I Corinthians 13: 7-8  KJV 

This scripture sheds a lot of light on how to think like God the Father. God is Love.  Love believes all things.  Do you realize that the very world you live in and the very air you breath is only there because God believes?  And because you believe in God and in His Son Jesus you can do impossible things.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it from The Word Himself: JESUS!!!

Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.  Matthew 21:21 New Living Translation

I want to take the time to break apart this scripture and really examine what Jesus says in the scripture.  First of all, Jesus never lies.  So for Him to begin a scripture with, “I tell you the truth” this is something we need to pay very close attention too.  The next portion of the scripture says that if you have faith and don’t doubt.   Let talk about faith for a moment.  The word faith there is the greek word pistis.  Pistis mean faith, belief, trust, confidence.  Pistis in the Strongs definition is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, pistis (“faith”) for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion” – and therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. The Lord continuously births faith in the yielded believer so they can know what He prefers.

Now the next thing after faith is doubt.  I am going to say something that is going to sound strange.  As much as you understand faith you need to also understand doubt. You need to know what it is so you can know if you are operating in it.  If not, you may be walking thru your saved life for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 years wondering why things are not happening believing that you are in faith.  So what does it really mean to doubt.  The word doubt there is the greek word diakrino.  Diakrino means to judge or distinguish or to make a difference. Let’s break it down even further to the two words it’s composed of dia and krino.  The word dia means to go thoroughly back and forth.  The word krino means to judge.  So when you put them together diakrino means to judge back and forth or to distinguish or make a difference.  Let’s say a person is a believer and one day that believer happen to get the symptom of a headache.  The believer quickly declares, “By Jesus stripe I am healed”, and the headache quickly goes away.

But lets say the same believer the next week gets test results from the doctor and they are diagnosed with some disease that the doctor says is possibly terminal.  The believer quickly again declares, “By Jesus stripe I am healed”.   But after a few days and talking to a couple of people who began to cry and talk about how serious the disease is, the believer then begins to question or doubt whether they will be healed.  In the meantime the same believer again gets symptoms of a headache.  Again they quickly exercise their faith, declare God’s Word over the headache and it soon disappears.  A few weeks pass by and more symptoms of the disease begin to manifest and the believer becomes worried.  What has happened?    That believer has diakrinoed.  They have vacillated between I believe I am healed and am I going to get healed.  They have made a difference between the headache and the so-called terminal disease.  The truth is there is no difference between a headache and Ebola to God.  The same power that heals and removes a headache is the exact same power that heals and removes the Ebola virus. The same power that heals is the same power that raises people from the dead.  A person being dead to Jesus is no big deal. He knows the truth!  By believing all the time in the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that makes you free from the law of sin and death and that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, the Ebola virus  and or death can never even touch you.

Doubt can operate the same way when it come to finances.  A bill comes in for fifty dollars the believer is not concerned.  But then their daughter calls them and explains an unplanned college tuition fee of $5000 and the believer begins to get worried and agitated constantly thinking, “What am I going to do?” instead of asking, “What has Jesus already done about this?”  We have all been there.  However our goal should be to never go there again.  Make a decision to get off the two lane high way of belief and doubt and take the one way road to ‘ONLY BELIEVE’ and never get off.  There is an easy way to do this.  Find out WHO YOU ARE!!!  You ARE a believer! I am a man.  I do not wake up and think one day that I am a woman.  (And this is not a crack or attack on people or persons who think they are something other than what they were born as)  I am speaking truthfully from my own experience. I am a man. I do not, have not and will not wake up one day with a thought that I am a woman.  It’s not happening! I am fully persuaded, convinced and believe that I am a man.  My heart tells me so, my demeanor tells me so and my genitalia tells me so.  You must be that convinced about who and what you are so that you can believe all the time.

God’s Word never changes and He is faithful.  God is Love and Love believes.  I am born of Love and I believe!  I am a believer therefore IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!