JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING ONE WITH JESUS CONT’D

“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one John 17:22 New American Standard Bible

WE  ARE “ONE” WITH JESUS!  Once you ‘know’ this that Truth will make you free.  Many people misquote that scripture in the Bible.

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32  New International Version

What they say is, “The truth will make you free.” But that is not true.  It’s the truth that you ‘know’ that will make you free.  The word know in that verse is the greek word ginosko.  Ginosko means  I am taking in knowledge, come to know, learn; and or: I ascertained, realized.  It also means to know, especially through personal experience. It is also the word that is used in Genesis when the scripture says Adam knew his wife as well as the in the chapter of Luke when Mary the mother of Jesus asked the angel, “How shall this thing be seeing I know not a man.  So it implies intercourse or sexual intimacy.  Let’s focus on intercourse for a moment, not to be crude but for the purpose of getting deeper understanding.  In Mary’s case she said she did not know a man.  Now obviously Mary knew men because she knew Joseph, Jesus’s stepfather.  So obviously this type of knowing is not the same as the knowing that is mentioned in John 8:32, Genesis 4:1 and Luke 1:34.  What people do not realize about sex is that it takes place on all levels, spiritual, mental or soulish and physical.  So sexual intercourse affects one’s spirit, soul and body.  Inside of a marriage covenant sex works as a weapon for you however outside of a marriage covenant sex works as a weapon against a persons spirit, soul and body.  I know what you are thinking, what does all this have to do with Jesus and being One with Him.  A whole lot.

In Genesis 3:8 it talks about God the Father walking in the garden in the cool of the day.  What was God looking for Adam for?  To have communion with him.  To talk with him.  To just enjoy his presence and spend Fatherly time with him just as any good father does.  But that particular day Adam had intercourse with devil and had become separated from God.  Now when God ask where are you, He was not talking about Adam’s physical location.  He meant where is the Me I put in you to keep you connected to Me?  He was not looking for Adam’s flesh he was looking for the spirit, the breath that He had put into Adam.  The spirit of God in you is a signature, a beacon to God and the devil.  The devil knows you belong to God.  Why? The devil is a spirit.  He recognizes spirit.  God’s spirit in you makes you One with Him

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  I Corinthians 2:12  King James Version

Now the word know there is the greek word oida and it means to have seen or perceived, hence to know.  Notice the past tense in the definition.  This scripture is specifically talking about your born again spirit.  Your spirit knows things your mind does not know.  It know every single thing that belongs to it by the Spirit and Word of God.  It knows that it (that you) have eternal life, eternal salvation, eternal redemption and an eternal inheritance.  With all that knowledge it would do you well to find out what your spirit knows and when you do you will find out what God knows.  How do you do this?  The primary way this is done is through knowing The Word of God which is not something but Who is Someone.  That SomeOne is Jesus.  Jesus is The Word.  John Chapter 1 says so and explains how it is so.  That Bible you have is not something, it is SomeOne.  When you spend time with Him then you began to know Him and you have intercourse with The Word and The Word will impregnate you with health, joy, wisdom, shalom and every spiritual blessing fit for you according to Heaven’s standards for you as a son or daughter of God and a citizen of Heaven.  The words spiritual blessing does not means its spiritual in the sense of immaterial.  It means it has its origin or beginning in the spirit realm or emanating from the spirit and can and will manifest in the natural world as you exercise faith and intercourse in The Word regarding it by receiving or taking it.  Look it up yourself.  That word spiritual in Ephesians 1:3 is the greek word pneumatikos which means of the spirit.

As you commune with The Word with Jesus, believing and receiving what He says, intercourse takes place.  Knowing takes place.  And you begin to know the Truth (Jesus) and knowing the Truth makes you free.  And guess Who Is FREE?  The One who made you free so that makes you One with Him.  You have already received of His Spirit.  Be sure to receive to receive ALL that comes with Jesus.

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?  Romans 8:32 New American Standard Bible

Do you see that? HOW WILL HE (GOD THE FATHER) NOT ALSO WITH HIM freely give us all things?  French fries come with the combo meal and so does a drink.  Find out what all comes ‘with Him‘.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. I Corinthians 2:12 King James Version

God the Father desires you to KNOW all that is yours through Christ.  It’s His will. So know what is yours and you won’t have to say, “Thy will be done!!!”  His Will will be done because you know the Truth and the Truth makes you just as free as Jesus is.  That is Oneness!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- WEEKEND EDITION-CLEANSED FROM “ALL” UNRIGHTEOUSNESS

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us [our] sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9  Darby Translation

Once again here we are talking about the grand topic of RIGHTEOUSNESS.  It is grand indeed as the Lord Jesus told us to seek it first and then everything else would be added to us. This passage of scripture is a blessing.  It is also a means of controversy because of the first part.  Some people say you have to confess every single sin you ever commit.  Some people say no when you confess that you are a sinner and receive Jesus that is all that is necessary.  I am not going to get into a debate about that today because that is not our focus.  I will share with you what the scripture says ensures your salvation.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9 New Living Translation

The same Holy Ghost who had John write I John is the same Holy Ghost that spoke to Paul in Romans.  Yet no mention of confessing of sins is in this verse in Romans 10:9.  Interesting indeed.  By acknowledging Jesus as Lord and that God raised Him from the dead something obviously is done in that transaction. But I want you to focus on  the truth that when you confess Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, this is an acknowledgement of what Jesus did and that you needed a Lord and you are also acknowledging the reason Jesus died and was resurrected.  Jesus died for our sins.  This acceptance of Jesus as resurrected Lord is a confession and as a result, He is faithful and righteous to cleanse you from ALL unrighteousness or you can say He is faithful and righteous to make you righteous just like Him.  Did Jesus ever confess to being a sinner?  No.  But yet He took all of our sins which by that ‘act‘ placed Him with us as a sinner and God treated Him as such on the cross because He took our sins by faith just as if He had committed them all.

And he took all of our sins and lifted them in His body to the cross, for as we are dead to sin, we shall live in His righteousness, for by His scars you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24  Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Jesus took our punishment for sin which is rebellion against the will of God the Father and gave us His righteousness which is simply submission to the will of God.  Sin simply means missing the mark.  Righteousness is what is right from God’s viewpoint.  Sickness is sin.  Health IS His righteousness.  Poverty is sin.  Abundance is His righteousness.  Why? Because that is what God and Jesus have.  God and Jesus are not broke or in lack.  They live in opulent abundance.  Some Christians believe that it is holy or righteous to be broke. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Poverty is sin.  Not having enough is sin therefore it is unrighteousness. The Father sent Jesus so He could give us back everything Adam lost and more. God has and is righteous and that righteousness now BELONGS to us because of Jesus.  Anything contrary to what God has or is is unrighteousness.  What does The Word say about unrighteousness.

Neither yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  Romans 6:13 KJV

The Word yield means to allow, to give place.  If you are born again, you are dead to sin and alive to Christ and His Righteousness.  Romans 6:14 says, “Sin shall not which means, it does not have dominion or rulership or authority over you.”  Why?  Because you are not under the law but under grace, God’s unmerited, undeserved favor given to us in and through Christ Jesus.  We are free from sin. Through Him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.  Acts 13:39  NIV

Do you see it?  Sickness is sin.  Health is righteousness or right.  Poverty and lack is sin.  Abundance and being RICH IS RIGHTEOUSNESS.   You don’t have to seek to be rich, rich comes with the righteousness.  You don’t have to seek health,  health comes with the righteousness.  This is why Jesus told us to seek first  the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.  Jesus’s Blood has cleansed you and me and everyone who accepts Him from ALL  unrighteousness. If you believe that then since you are cleansed the only thing left is RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!  You simply have to know it and believe it and receive it and it is yours and IT WILL BE MADE MANIFEST.  But it’s not there just when you see it.  It’s there and yours RIGHT NOW!!!!  TAKE IT!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT JESUS ALREADY BORE THAT!!!

He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that, having died to sins, we might live for righteousness; you have been healed by His wounds. Peter 2:24 Holman Christian Standard Bible

I want to encourage you to take sometime  and think about this truth. Do you realize that every sin you ever committed and every punishment for those sins including every sickness and disease and all lack, that Jesus already bore those things for you at the cross? This is why the scripture says above that we having died to sins should live to righteousness. It goes even further to say that the punishment, those inflicted wounds on Jesus paid the price for your complete and total healing and health for all time. Many believers believe that when they die and go to Heaven, once they are there they will then experience no more sickness, no more pain, no more sorrow at that time and in that place. And they are right.

What they don’t realize is that the very same Jesus Who has secured the means for them to be sickness free and pain free and lack free in Heaven never said or expected them to wait to get to Heaven to receive or experience that eternal inheritance that His death provided for them. Jesus said in one of His prayers, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” How ever things are in Heaven that’s how they are supposed to be on the Earth as it relates to the believer. That is our inheritance and that is the Kingdom Jesus told us to seek first in Matthew 6:33 and Luke 12:31. You get an inheritance when a person dies and Jesus has already died and is raised. All that Jesus died to provide for you is yours RIGHT NOW!!! You receive it like you do everything else from Him, by faith. “Well nobody can expect to live like that on Earth!” Jesus did! Never sick one day of His life until He took our sin and sickness. And His Word declares that, “As He is, so are we in this world.”

But he was wounded because of our crimes,
crushed because of our sins;
the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him,
and by his bruises* we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 Complete Jewish Bible

Take notice, “the disciplining that makes us whole fell on Him”. What it took to provide Your wholeness, your shalom, your completeness, your never being sick again, fell on Him. He already bore it. If your spouse got out of the car and went and filled the car up with gas and paid for it, would you then turn around and head in to the clerks window to pay for the same gas twice? Of course not! There is something called the law of Double Jeopardy. It is a second prosecution for the same offense after acquittal or conviction or multiple punishments for same offense. This same law applies to the spirit world. As a matter of truth it came out of the spirit world. Jesus has already been tried, convicted and punished for every single one of your sins and crimes past, present and future. Some people find that hard to believe but if you really think about it, unless you are over 2000 years old, all your sins were future sins. He was punished with sickness, with disease, with lack, with The Father forsaking Him so that we would never be punished with any of those things ever again. The Father will never forsake us. Now if you allow it then the devil is just like any criminal. He does not care whether something is illegal or legal he will violate the law if he is allowed to do it. So are you going to say, “Come on in devil, break in my house (my body, or your families body)” or are you going to get your spiritual twelve gauge and not just load the shell in the chamber but  pull the trigger and blow his butt right back to hell where he and everything attached to him belongs?

So what are you taking or allowing that Jesus already bore? Take some inventory and then do some spring cleaning. Remember this confession and truth:

“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!!!”

Remember you are not fighting for victory you are fighting from a place of victory already given to you by Jesus Christ. And that is what makes you more than a conqueror!!!! Amen!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HE RESTORETH MY SOUL

He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Psalm 23:3 KJV

As I was studying one day I noticed something about this scripture that I have read many times, that I had never noticed before.  There is a semi colon between soul and he leadeth me.  I realized that the way He restores my soul is by leading me in paths of righteousness. Righteousness in defined as the Greek word diakosune and it means the state of him who is as he ought to be from God’s perspective.  You ought to be healed, you ought to be whole, you ought to be abundantly supplied with no lack.  This is how Poppa has declared you are. This is the state you are in. Now we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  We have been placed into right standing with The Father because of what Jesus did.  Your soul will never be right or function right if you do not understand righteousness.  As a matter of truth The Word says, that anyone who is not skillful in the word of righteousness is still a babe.  The first thing you must understand is that if you are a born again believer, you are now and forever in right standing with God the Father.

Please understand something SO YOU CAN REST.  NOTHING you do or don’t do can change your righteous status.  Why?  Because you did not do anything to obtain or get it.  It was given to you when you accepted Jesus as a GIFT.

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 KJV

If someone gives you a gift and it is truly a gift there is nothing done for it.  The only thing there is to do is to receive it.  Another translation makes it even clearer as it says those who receive the gratuity of righteousness.  You have to pay your bill at the restaurant but the gratuity is solely at your discretion.  It’s based on the heart of the giver.  Now Jesus said something that is important and keep in mind we are still talking about having your soul restored.  Let’s look at what Jesus said first so we can understand what I am about to explain.

I’m leaving you at peace (Shalom). I’m giving you My own (Shalom) peace. I’m not giving it to you as the world gives. So don’t let your hearts be troubled, and don’t be afraid.  John 14:27 International Standard Version

Jesus said He does not give the way the world gives.  How does the world give?  They will give and take it back when you make them mad, or do something they don’t like or won’t do something they want you to.  The Father is not like that.  He already said that His GIFTS and His CALLING are without repentance.  That means He is not going to change His mind about your righteous status.   But what if I act up or sin?  We all do that and that is not a license to sin the fact is you are going to miss it.  If you were perfect you would not have needed Jesus or mercy or grace.  YOU ARE COVERED.  Once you renew your mind to this you will walk in a greater level of confidence knowing The Father loves you no matter what.  Why? Because God has gone soft on sin?  NO!!!  Because He poured all the punishment for every sin you ever have and will commit out on Jesus.  You receive the abundance of GRACE and stop letting people or even preachers who do not understand GRACE and the GIFT of righteousness talk you out of the SHALOM that Jesus gave you.  When you know He is not going to take it back you walk on in confidence and your mistakes become fewer and fewer and further and further between each other.  Then you become GRACE-conscious instead of sin-conscious. Then you will REIGN in LIFE!!!  That’s when He can restore your soul as you allow Him to lead you in the paths of HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS not yours.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR BORN AGAIN IDENTITY Part 3

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”  I Peter 2:10 New Living Translation

We have been talking about your born again identity.  Again the word identity is defined as the fact of being who or what a person or being is”.

We also talked about defining things by looking at the origin or words.  Let’s look at the origin of the word identity.

Origin Late 16th century ‘the quality of being identical’ from late Latin identias from Latin idem which means ‘same’

As a born again person, I have learned that I must make sure that the word being preached or taught to me is biblical. I must allow the Bible to interpret Bible not man’s thoughts, opinions, intentions or commentaries if they are not Word based and Word rooted.  If you do not do the same it is possible that you can be robbed or all that Poppa, God the Father thru Christ Jesus has already provided through Jesus’s finished work.  Why am I bringing this up?  Because what I am talking about in this letter is or can be a bit difficult to swallow.  If you are a believer but you act as if you are under the Old Testament instead of the New Testament and believe that God is so Holy that you can not approach Him except you do it, reverently and fearfully then you are going to be like Moses and you will only see God’s backside so to speak, HISTORY instead of HIS PLAN for you.  The Word of God tells us to come BOLDLY to the Throne of Grace!!! Does it make you feel good if you child always comes to you timidly as if they are afraid of you? NO!!! The Father is no different. He longs for our joyful playful presence that takes confidence in His Love and Favor for us.

This quality of being identical  or One with Christ IS THE WILL OF GOD.  Jesus Himself said this in His High Priest prayer in John 17.

But not concerning these only am I making request, but also concerning those who believe on me through their word, in order that all might be one, even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, in order that they themselves also might be in us, to the end that the world may be believing that you sent me on a mission. And as for myself, the glory which you have given me, I have given them, in order that they might be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, in order that they, having been brought to the state of completeness with respect to oneness, may persist in that state of completeness, to the end that the world might be understanding that you sent me on a mission and that you loved them even as you loved me.  John 17:20-23 Kenneth Wuest Translation

If you don’t believe that Oneness  is the will of God after reading this I do not know what to tell you.  Take a look at these scriptures where Jesus instructs us to not only love others and one another but to perform the same amazing miracles He Himself performed while He was here on Earth.

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 NIV

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8 NIV

The last part of that verse in Matthew 10:8 is my point. Our identity is in and with Christ. You owe it to yourself to get into The Word of God and find out ALL that you HAVE FREELY RECEIVED so that you can then FREELY GIVE IT.  This is one of the reasons Poppa chose you to be a Christian.  If you were not Christ like you would NOT be able to perform ‘greater things’.  If you were not Christ like you would not be able to heal the sick, raise the dead and cleanse the lepers or diseased.  Identity also involves characteristics and names.  YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN only because of your identification with Christ.  The love of God has been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost.  Jesus has given you His Shalom so that just like Him you can “let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”

I said it before and I will say it again.   The Truth is as a believer, you are supposed to be living the exact same quality of LIFE as God the Father does in His sinless abode.  Think about that!!! Believe that! Expect that! NOW TAKE THAT LIFE and OWN IT!!  Be determined to accept nothing less than THAT LIFE because that is YOUR IDENTITY.  His Life is your life and your identity!!!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR BORN AGAIN IDENTITY Part 2

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”  I Peter 2:10 New Living Translation

We talked previously about the fact that your head does not live one life and your body another life or identity.  We established the truth that your head and your body all share one life or identity in the natural. Through this we confirm that spiritually, things work the same way and that Jesus is Our head and we His Body and as a result of that we share One Life and One identity with and through Him.  Let’s take a look at the meaning of the word identity once more since it is foundational to what we are sharing in this letter.

Identity is defined as “the fact of being who or what a person or being is”

We also looked at the origin of the word identity

Origin Late 16th century ‘the quality of being identical’ from late Latin identias from Latin idem which means ‘same’

So identity is the quality of being identical or the same. When we look at these definitions in light of our relationship and identity being in Christ, this should bring about a joy and a peace and an understanding of the power you as a believer has since Christ identity is your identity.  JESUS, Who is Grace and Who is the Author of Life and the Author and Finisher of our faith has no problem with you being identical to Him. As a matter of truth He came to Earth not to just give His Life FOR YOU but to give His Life TO YOU!!!  Jesus IS our example, not man, not preachers but JESUS.  I John 4:17 declares As He is so are we in this world.  That makes things pretty plain and clear however let’s go a step further.  Through Christ Jesus, YOU and I HAVE an EQUALITY with God!!!   Oh boy!! Please don’t pick up a rock and throw it at me.  As I often say, don’t take my word for it take THE WORD FOR IT!!

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God… Phillipians 2:5-6  King James Bible

For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.  John 5:18 NIV

So by the two scriptures above we have established three things;

  1. Jesus does not consider it robbery to be equal with God.
  2. The Jews knew and Jesus knew that if a person calls someone their Father THAT makes them EQUAL with that person, whether it be God Himself or a natural father and son.
  3. The scripture in Philipians just gave every believer an instruction:  “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.

Jesus thought it not robbery to be equal with and have His identity in and with God, you are to think the same thing and the same way.  The Bible just told you so.  Now someone may say, “Yes Brother Vincent but that’s Jesus and He is the ONLY begotten Son of God.”  Really? Check this out:

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to My brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God.'”  John 20:17 NIV

One of our readers asked me this one time,  “Brother Vincent, why do you call our wonderful God, Poppa?”.  I said because that’s who He is to me and because that’s what I see Jesus do.  Jesus always called God, FATHER!!! You must learn to see Him that way to cement Who He is and therefore who you are!! Jesus just said that not only is God our God but that God is Our Father. And pay attention because Jesus called Him our Father FIRST. That has significance.

The New Testament is designed to instruct and inform born again people not only as to who and what they are but WHOSE THEY ARE.  That is the definition of identity.  The Gospel’s purpose is so that you can enjoy all the benefits of the salvation bought and paid for by Jesus’s Blood and walk or live in the newness of life that Poppa, God your Father has provided for you in Christ Jesus.  It’s not there so you can keep on living the same way you were before you were born again and deal with the same mess and live the same life as unbelievers but so you can KNOW what is now yours: ETERNAL LIFE!!!

And this is the testimony, that life eternal God gave us. And this life is in His Son. The one who has the Son has the life. The one who does not have the Son of God the life he does not have. These things I write to you in order that you may know with an absolute knowledge that life you are having, eternal life, to you who believe on the Name of the Son of God.  I John 5:11-13 Kenneth Wuest Translation 

The word eternal in the scripture there is the greek word aionios and it means to have the same quality of life as God Himself has in His sinless abode.

Learn to live life according to to your Born Again Identity.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR BORN AGAIN IDENTITY Part 1

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”  I Peter 2:10 New Living Translation

Who are you?  Do you know?  What are you?  Do you know? Whose are you? Do you know?  All these questions have to do with one thing: IDENTITY.  When you visit a bank and desire to get money out of the bank in most cases you have to identify yourself.  To do that you have to have proper identification.  That identification helps other people who need to do so identify who  you are and where you are suppose to live or be and contains your characteristics and a picture of what you look like.  Your work identification identifies who you are and allows you access to your work premises.    These are natural things and natural ways of identifying a person or thing.  Based on these things it seems that identity is very important. More important than these natural things…, is your identity in and with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since we are talking about identity we need to define or identify what identity actually means. The word identity is defined as the fact of being who or what a person or being is” .  I love words and I love to define words, but many times simply defining a word many not be good enough.  This is due to the fact that in some cases, ‘certain people or entities’ have changed the definition or should I say perverted the actual meaning of words to a certain degree.  So in an effort to combat this, I like to not only define the word but to look up the origin of the word.  So when you look up the origin of the word identity pay close attention to the origin or original meaning.

Origin Late 16th century ‘the quality of being identical’ from late Latin identias from Latin idem which means ‘same’

I want to ask you to re-read that definition again and grasp it in light of Who God and Jesus are and what they have the power and ability to do.

In light of that definition let’s take a look again at our main text scripture.

“Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”  I Peter 2:10 New Living Translation

This scripture says, once, you had no identity as a people but now you are God’s people.  By making us His people our identity is now with God in Christ.  When you accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior you actually died and became a brand new person.

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  Colossians 3:3 NIV

So that, assuming that anyone is in Christ, he is a creation new in quality. The antiquated, out-of-date things [which do not belong to the new life in Christ Jesus] have passed away. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Because you are now with Christ in God and your identity is in and with Christ, you possess the quality of being identical with Christ.  This will be disturbing to some people as they may think ‘its too close ‘ to being the Lord.  But let’s justify this. If your name is Justin, is your head’s name Justin and your body is someone or something else or called something or someone else?  Of course not, that is ludicrous. Your head and your body would make up one person or one identity who is Justin.  So just as Jesus is the Head and we are His Body we have One Life with Him,  one health, one strength, and all that He has is ours and we are partakers of His Divine nature through One identity, Jesus Christ.  Do you see that?  So first, lets understand something The Word already confirms.

Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, even so are we in this world.  I John 4:17 American Standard Version

The scripture tells us that As He, (Jesus) is so are we in this world.  

Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a member of it. I Corinthians 12:27

This chapter reminds us that Christ is our Head and we are His body.  As a result of this our identity is in Christ.  We have the quality of being identical with Christ.  That speaks volumes if you believe it.  One of the things every believer should know is that Jesus did not just give His Life for you, He gave His Life TO YOU!!!  Meditate on that, say it to yourself until you SEE IT!!

We will pick this up again tomorrow.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT UNDERSTANDING “THE LIFE” YOU NOW HAVE Part 4

Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in them. Those who don’t believe God have made God a liar. They haven’t believed the testimony that God has given about his Son. 11This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son. 12The person who has the Son has this life…… I John 5:10-12 God’s Word Translation

We have discovered and unveiled so much about “THE LIFE”.  HE THAT HAS THE SON HAS THE LIFE!!!  I want to tell you that this revelation is a part of the height and the width and the length and the depth of God’s Love.  In other words,…. IT’S a BIG DEAL, not because of I said so but because it is THE WILL OF GOD.  Brother Copeland shared something a long time ago he learned from his spiritual father Oral Roberts about the will of God.  For the most part it all came down to these three points:

  • Find out the will of God
  • Once you find out, confer no longer with flesh and blood.
  • Get your job done at any cost

Do not confer with your natural mind, or your feelings or your circumstances to see, know and believe that YOU HAVE THE LIFE.  Believe you have it, say you have it and you will see it manifest.  THE LIFE is the will of God.  He the hath the Son hath THE LIFE.  JESUS is the will of God. Jesus said He came that we may have LIFE and have it in superabundance.   THE LIFE is what Adam had and beyond before he sinned.  Let’s look at two scriptures that talk about us as new creations and also speaks about the newness of LIFE that we now have and are to walk in.

So that, assuming that anyone is in Christ, he is a creation new in quality. The antiquated, out-of-date things [which do not belong to the new life in Christ Jesus] have passed away. Behold, all things have become new in quality.  2 Corinthians 5:17 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 New American Standard Bible

When we were baptized into his death, we were placed into the tomb with him. As Christ was brought back from death to life by the glorious power of the Father, so we, too, should live a new kind of life.  Romans 6:4 God’s Word Translation

God the Father loves  Jesus.  In John chapter 17 Jesus prays a prayer and says The Father loves us as much as He loves Jesus.  God sent His Son here to die in our place to give us His Life, eternal or aionios life which is the same exact quality of life God has in His sinless abode.  It would be pointless and a waste that after Jesus’s life, death and resurrection and all He suffered  for us to have to continue to live the same lives as people in the world.   To have to experience the same sickness, disease and death and lack and poverty and sadness that all came as a result of sin.   No you must understand YOU ARE FREE from all those things.  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus which means everything in your life which is Christ Life, HAS BEEN MADE RIGHT or as it ought to be NOW, not when you get to Heaven.  Anything Jesus bore on the Cross you are REDEEMED from.  Redeemed means to buy back or out of.  By Jesus’s punishment and the shedding of His Blood which acted as money or payment for our sins you are completely and totally once and for all free from sin and death.  Once again don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

Remember: He that has the Son has THE LIFE!!

…for the law of the Spirit, that of the life in Christ Jesus, freed you once for all from the law of the sinful nature and of death.  Romans 8:2 Kenneth Wuest Translation

A law works 24 hours a day seven days a week. The Law of The Spirit that of THE LIFE that is in Christ Jesus has freed you once and for all from the law of sin which includes sickness, disease, lack, fear, worry, poverty, anxiety and death.  Because of Jesus’s Blood you have been cleansed from ALL SIN past, present and future and cleansed from all unrighteousness which means anything that is not right.  When you confess the truth that, “I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”  you are walking in the newness of life that is yours and the abundance and healing and favor and prosperity that is ALREADY a SEEN REALITY IN THE UNSEEN REALM of the Spirit by God the Father and JESUS and The Holy Spirit and even the devil is moved or transferred to this natural realm.  Understand you HAVE THE LIFE!! You HAVE DIVINE HEALTH! YOU HAVE PROSPERITY!! It’s all right there in the Spirit realm. You see what The Word of God says is yours and then you take it or receive it by faith and speak it out(FAITH ALWAYS SPEAKS) KNOWING that it is yours and you HAVE IT presently.  How do you know?  Because you FOUND OUT THE WILL OF GOD in the Word of God!!! You having perfect health EVERYDAY is the WILL OF GOD.  You having abundance and no lack is the WILL OF GOD.  EVERY GOOD and PERFECT GIFT being manifest in yours and your families life is the WILL OF GOD.  So when you pray or demand what you see is yours in The Word or in Christ Jesus, Poppa hears you and if  He hears you…..

And this is the assurance which we are having toward Him, that if we keep on asking anything for ourselves, [which is] according to His will, He hears us. And if we know with an absolute knowledge that He hears us, whatever we are asking for ourselves, we know with an absolute knowledge that we have the things which we have asked from Him.  I John 5:14-15 Kenneth Wuest Translation

THE LIFE is THE WILL OF GOD!!! If you are born again you have already ASKED for THE LIFE and THE LIFE has been given to you and is now YOURS.  NOW OWN IT and USE IT for your benefit and the benefit of others just like you do your car, your cellphone or other worthwhile things.  Remember we walk by faith and no by sight so you cannot allow your circumstances or symptoms in your body to tell you what you have. YOU MUST BELIEVE GOD and HIS WORD(JESUS).  When you do this trusting Him, THE LIFE will be made manifest in this natural realm just as it is already made manifest in the spiritual realm. Amen!!!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT UNDERSTANDING “THE LIFE” YOU NOW HAVE Part 3

Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in them. Those who don’t believe God have made God a liar. They haven’t believed the testimony that God has given about his Son. 11This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son. 12The person who has the Son has this life…… I John 5:10-12 God’s Word Translation

We have been talking about understanding  “THE LIFE” you NOW HAVE.  Think about this, how much would a million dollars help you right now if you had no idea you had it?  None!  This is why this letter is so important for believers.  To understand this fully you will need to know and believe.

  • Who and what Jesus is as Lord and High Priest
  • What The Blood of Jesus has and is currently doing for you
  • The Life Jesus had and has NOW BELONGS TO YOU!

While these may seem simple and you may believe you already know the answers to these things, i encourage you to pay close attention.

In the Old Testament, God dealt with the children of Israel based on who and how good their high priest was at that time.  If the high priest was good the people enjoyed the blessings and favor of that came with the good standing of that high priest. But if the high priest was bad or evil or if the next high priest coming after the old one died was not good or even evil, this affected the people as well as the high priest.  So basically the people’s standing with God was wrapped up in and with their high priest.  What does this have to do with us and Jesus? EVERYTHING.

Today and for over the last 1500 or more years, if you are a believer Jesus is your High Priest.  God does not look at you to judge you like He did back in the Old Testament when people were up under the law and the ten commandments.  Jesus came to give His Life not only for us but to us.

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  2 Corinthians 5:21  NIV

Sin is the doorway that let in sickness, lack, death and every other thing that came as a result of Adam’s fall.  When you remove sin you remove the door way or access code that allows sin to have place in human lives.  Jesus HAD NO SIN and as a result He was never sick and never could be sick.  Jesus never had any lack.  Sin is not sex and drinking and so on and so forth, these are simply the fruit of sin. Sin is the greek word harmartia and it means to miss the mark or to come up short.

Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory. Romans 3:23  God’s Word Translation

All people sin, even believers after they are saved but I want you to make a note of something so it can help you believe The Word when it says in Roman 8:1 that there is therefore NOW no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.  In most cases when you see the word sin in the New Testament understand that it is a noun and not a verb. This means it’s not talking about sinful actions it’s referring to a state of being.  Jesus never did any sin at all, He took our sins on Himself by faith.  And just like Jesus took our sins by faith we must take His righteousness by faith and if we do righteousness is imputed to us.  Hence….

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  2 Corinthians 5:21  NIV

Do you understand that that now makes you sinless in terms of your state not your actions?  So if you are free from sin you have now become like Jesus Who is and always was sinless in regards to His actions.  God the Father imputes Jesus freedom from sinful actions to you and everyone else and gives you Jesus’s righteous state as your very own.  Remember I John 4:17 which says “As He is so are we in this world.”    In other words Jesus gave you His Life, that is eternal life.  Look at what kind High Priest Jesus is and what kind of life Jesus has.

Jesus became a priest, not by meeting the physical requirement of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed. Hebrews 7:16  New Living Translation

God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.  I Corinthians 1:30 New Living Translation

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you and as a result you now share and have with Him the power of a life that cannot be destroyed.  You are free from sin and as a result you have eternal life and have and share the same quality of life as God Himself does in His sinless of abode because God has made you sinless thru Christ Jesus.  YOU HAVE CHRIST SINLESS LIFE!! Therefore sin, sickness, disease and lack cannot touch you when you confess and believe that YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST!

Now you may be thinking how can this be because from time to time I still miss it and sin.  Lets say sin was like a bullet from a paint gun and every time you sinned a blue splotch of paint showed up on your chest, but every time it did someone came with a high powered water hose and hosed you down until there was not one trace of the blue paint.  That how The Blood of Jesus works for you every time and all the time.

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. I John 1:7 New Living Translation

The Blood ever cleanses you from ALL SIN. You are just as FREE from sin as Jesus is and you are in that state permanently. You HAVE everlasting righteousness.  Old things are passed away, all things have become new.  You are in a perpetual wash cycle of Jesus’s  Blood and you have ETERNAL LIFE, the same quality of life as God the Father and Jesus do in their sinless abode in Heaven.  Think about that until you believe it and watch your life change to the reality of aionios which is the eternal life God has given you right here right now on Earth.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT UNDERSTANDING “THE LIFE” YOU NOW HAVE Part 2

Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony of God in them. Those who don’t believe God have made God a liar. They haven’t believed the testimony that God has given about his Son. 11This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son. 12The person who has the Son has this life…… I John 5:10-12 God’s Word Translation

WOW!!! He or she that HAS THE SON, HAS “THE LIFE!”.  I cannot get away from that for many days now.  I don’t want to get away from it!  I HAVE “THE LIFE”.  I HAVE IT!!!  I OWN IT! I POSSESS IT!!! YES I DO!!!  What good does it do for Poppa to give you eternal life and you will not take ownership of it and claim it and use it as your own?  By taking ownership all you are doing is acting just like JESUS Who is our example, not man.  Look at what Jesus said.

All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.  John 16:15 New American Standard Bible

Do you see how Jesus looked at what The Father has and then claimed it for His very own?  Why? Because He knows He is The Son.  That Sonship makes everything His Father has His.  Even the Jews who would not acknowledge Who Jesus was knew and still know today how sonship works.

24The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26“But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep.27“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30“I and the Father are one.”

      31The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”  John 10:24-33  New American Standard Bible

Oh His goodness!!! This scripture is pregnant with revelation!!! Check all the truths spoken.

  • Jesus’s work testify of Him
  • Jesus says He GIVES HIS SHEEP ETERNAL LIFE
  • As a result of this ETERNAL LIFE they will never perish
  • As a result of His finish work and the ETERNAL LIFE no one can snatch us out of His Hand or out of The Father’s Hand
  • Jesus said that He and The Father ARE ONE

Now pay close attention to what Jesus prayed just a few chapters over right before He was taken to be crucified.

17“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 18“As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19“For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.

      20“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.  22“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.  John 17: 17-21 New American Standard Bible

Once again check all the truths and parallels in these verses of  scripture in John 17.

  • As Poppa sent Jesus into the world  Jesus also sent us
  • We are sanctified in and for the truth or reality of The Word Who is Jesus
  • Jesus prayed that we would all be One even as He and the Father are One
  • The glory that Poppa gave to Jesus, Jesus turned around and gave that glory TO US!!
  • He gave it so that we can be perfected in unity with He and The Father
  • Jesus desires the world to know that Poppa loves us just as much as He does JESUS!

This proves a revelation God showed me many years ago and it is this:  THAT JESUS DID NOT JUST GIVE HIS LIFE FOR US, HE GAVE HIS LIFE “TO US!!!!”

You gotta let that sink in.  Jesus came that we might HAVE life and HAVE IT in super abundance.  This is eternal life, aionios life, THE SAME QUALITY OF LIFE AS HE AND POPPA HAVE IN HIS SINLESS ABODE IN HEAVEN!!!! Like Brother Copeland says, “SHOUT AMEN SOMEBODY!!!!   Say, ” I HAVE THE LIFE!!!”.   We will pick this up again tomorrow.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!