JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GOD’S LOVE BE4 & AFTER

“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16 New Living Translation

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  Romans 5:8 New Living Translation

Shalom! Today’s post is very interesting because I am not sure how many people really give thought to God’s Love in this way. For most people and even some Christians, we may act like we do but in a lot of cases our true thought in our carnal mind is, “I’ll love you when you become lovable.”  Thankfully, God the Father does not think like that.  The scriptures above prove and show that God loved us while we were still sinning and doing whatever we wanted to do.  He didn’t wait to send His Son to die after people act like they cared.  He did it while people couldn’t careless about Jesus and inspite of what they did and did not do.  How can God do this? Because God is Love!!  And not just any love but He operates in “Agape” Love.  Agape means unconditional love or divine love and it is not predicated on what a person does or does not do.  There is such a love as eros or erotic love which is based for the most part on sexual  love or desiring a person physically.  God gives us the best love because it is unconditional and He did this BEFORE we responded to Him at all.  So God the Father loves us and loved us even while we were yet sinners.

Now what about after we become saved and our His children.  I know He loves us but I want to show you something about this love you may have never seen before.  I know I didn’t until The Holy Spirit showed it to me one morning.

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; His countenance doth behold the upright. Psalms 11:7 KJV

God the Father is righteous!! That just means whatever He does He does it right.  He does whats right.  Jesus is righteous.  We have been made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus). We know God loves Jesus.  But did you know that God loves you just as much as Jesus?

I am in them and you are in Me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me. John 17:23 New Living Translation

God loves you as much as He loves Jesus.  The Father is righteous and Jesus is righteous and through Jesus The Father has made you righteous.

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; Psalms 11:7 KJV

YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS and the righteous Lord LOVETH righteousness.  So this is one more confirmation how much God the Father loves us.  He is righteous so that means He loves Himself.  Jesus is righteous so that means He loves Jesus.  You have been made righteous thru Jesus Christ so that means He loves you!!!  The righteous Lord LOVETH righteousness.  It is a powerful revelation.  The Word tells us to love our neighbors as ourself.  When you love your neighbor you will want them to become righteous too and enjoy all the benefits of righteousness just like you because the righteous love righteousness.  So there is nothing wrong with wanting to be completely healed and whole and not just you but your family and friends and co-workers.  Being healed IS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!! Being prosperous IS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!  Being at peace IS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!

The righteous Lord loveth righteousness!! The Father loves you being healed, whole, blessed, prosperous.  He loves it and you should too.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GOING THE OTHER WAY

….that, as sin reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I want to ask you to do yourself a favor. Take sometime this week and really meditate and think about and have a discussion with the Holy Spirit about this scripture and this chapter. Lets look at an earlier verse as this may help you understand what is being offered to you.

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

Do you see what is being said to you and hear what is now being offered to you and IS YOURS NOW because of Jesus Christ our Lord?  What it’s saying is death was only able to rule and reign over men because of what Adam did.  That is the only reason that people are not living for 6,7,8, 900 years.  Before Adam sinned there was no death!!!  Death was never part of God’s plan for man.  That came in because of sin. Oh but GLORY TO GOD, sin has been done away with.  Sin has no dominion over you if you are not under the law trying to be holy instead of just accepting His Holiness.  This scripture declares to you and all who will receive it DA TRUTH!!!!  That what Jesus did is greater than what sin did and because of God’s wonderful grace and His gift of righteousness ALL WHO RECEIVE IT WILL LIVE IN TRIUMPH OVER SIN AND DEATH through this One Man, Jesus Christ.  Jesus lives in perpetual victory over sin and death and if you believe and receive that so do you!!!!!

That means body parts wearing out, old age affecting you and death taking you out is no longer an option on the devil’s table. Why?

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2 King James Version

You have been removed from that kingdom and from sin and death’s influence and lordship.  The only way it affects you is if you believe it can and will.  I don’t say this to be mean but the Lord Himself said, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” Its shameful and ignorant to hear a believer and especially a minister say, “Well you know, when you get to a certain age, things don’t work as good as they used to.” Think about this for a moment.  Do you realize that Jesus’s body is over 2000 years old?  And His Body is in perfect working order.  Now someone will say, “Well that’s Jesus and He has a glorified body” Really? Are you going to use that as a cop out?  Then what about Elijah? Then what about Enoch? Enoch is still a natural man in a natural body so far as we know and he was taken from the Earth almost 6000 years ago.  Do you think Enoch is in Heaven on a cane? No maybe God made him a scooter to ride on to take the weight off his legs from ‘his arthritis.” Bless God, you know that is not true. There is no arthritis in Heaven. And please let me help you with something. If you have any type of ailment PLEASE do not add insult to injury by claiming it as “YOUR ARTHRITIS” or “YOUR DIABETES”. Please do not lie against THE TRUTH. You are a member of the Body of Christ and Christ has no arthritis or diabetes or cancer and John 4:17 says, As He IS, so are we in this world!!!” You are not just a natural person!  In the natural what is supposed to happen when a venomous snake bites a person? They are supposed to become ill and possibly die. Well how come when an extremely poisonous snake bit Paul he shook it off and felt no harm?

But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. Acts 28:5 New International Version

Understand something, God did not create the serpent or snake with venom. The snake in the garden had no venom and it was not biting or trying to bite Adam or his wife. The venom came as a part of the curse as an effect of sin on the snake. It came as a result of sin. You have been made free from sin in all of its ways, shapes and forms. Romans 6:14 says sin has no dominion over you because you are not under the law but under grace. This tells me two things about Paul. Paul was not living under the law and the Paul was living under grace and this is how sin and the serpents bite that came as an effect of sin had no dominion or effect on Paul. As a matter of truth that scripture in Acts goes on to say that there were people standing around waiting for Paul to drop dead.  But when they saw it had no effect on him, they changed their minds and said he was a god!!!!! That’s what is supposed to be happening with you and me. When we lay hands on the sick and they recover, or a missing and deformed limb grows out people should be saying, “There goes GOD!!!” You are His child. Good children imitate their father if he is a good one (or in some cases a bad one). But we have THE BEST FATHER THERE IS!!!

Do you realize that even after the 120 years was spoken of by the Lord, that Abraham lived 175 years?   So how will this happen? How will you live not only to 120 but 220, even 320 years young.  Your mind and human experience will sway that can’t happen but remember, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THE ONE WHO BELIEVES!!   It will happen as you while other people at 50, 60, 70 and 80 are thinking about and preparing to die, you will be preparing to live and continue to declare the works of the Lord. This is what is called GOING THE OTHER WAY!!!!! Don’t be afraid to GO THE OTHER WAY!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS SHALOM

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

If you have been with us any length of time you know about the word or at least know of the word ‘Shalom’.  It graces the end of every post and is a greeting and a goodbye of sorts.  If you have never heard of the word shalom and do not know what it means lets catch you up.  According to Strong’s Concordance 7965 Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.  Shalom means to be complete, perfect and full. In modern Hebrew the obviously related word Shelem means to pay for, and Shulam means to be fully paid.  So now you can see what a great and multi faceted word the word ‘shalom’ is.  By our opening text your can also see that you were not given just any type of shalom.  Jesus said, “I am giving you MY SHALOM!  The same completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony and absence of agitation or discord that I have and had while I was here on the Earth. Let me ask you a question.  Have you ever read anywhere in the Bible where Jesus was frantic or scared and in fear?  Have you ever seen Jesus concerned about not having enough?  No!  When there appeared to be not enough or even anything at all Jesus created it.  Guess what?  YOU CAN TOO!!!   Look at something else Jesus said when talking about shalom.

I don’t give the way the world gives.  Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.  John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible

Jesus does not give the way the world gives.  How does the world give?  Miserly, or in fear.  Concerned that you don’t get more or the same as them.  Jesus is not like that.  This is why He gave you HIS SHALOM.  The same shalom He has.  He wanted you to have the same peace, the same joy, the same prosperity that He Himself enjoys and not a lesser version.  The Father’s whole goal in sending Jesus is to make you ONE with Himself and Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  He came that you might have LIFE and have it in SUPER ABUNDANCE.  So what do you have to do to obtain this life?  As with anything of God’s it takes faith which simply means believing and receiving.  Receiving is the greek words lambano and it means ‘to take’.  If someone were to say, “Hey I am giving you a $100 and then stick a hundred dollar bill in your face, what would you do?  If you have good sense you will TAKE IT and say THANK YOU!!  The same thing with the things of God.  You find out in The Word what is yours and what has already been given or offered to you and you take it.  Jesus said, “I am giving you MY SHALOM.”  Now some  people or even preachers would tell you that you have to obey all the commandments or others would say, have you been living right and do you have a sinless life in terms of ALL your actions and the answer would be no for them and no for you.  This shalom is not based on what you do or don’t do. It’s based on what HE HAS DONE!  If that were the case the disciples would not have qualified either.  They were running in fear when Jesus was taken. Fear is sin. They were arguing about who was the greatest among them. That’s pride and pride is sin.  Jesus had to rebuke them at some point. Yet this did not stop Jesus from giving them His Shalom and it won’t stop Him from giving it to you.  So don’t disqualify yourself when Jesus has qualified you.

This is the real topic today.  If you look back at that definition of Shalom from the Strong’s Concordance you will notice something at the very end.  It says,  “In modern Hebrew the obviously related word Shelem means to pay for, and Shulam means to be fully paid.”  Shalom comes from the root word shulam which means to be fully paid.   What that means is that all those things that shalom means have already been fully paid for by your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ if you are born again.  That means that completeness has been paid for.  Your prosperity had been paid for.  You cannot qualify for it because it’s a GRACE GIFT.  Grace is unearned, unmerited, undeserved favor born out of The Father’s Love for you.  Imagine walking on to the Honda car lot to buy the new 2016 Honda Pilot.  You pick out the one you want and then go to the booth for financing and the salesman says, “Oh we just need you to sign a couple of papers because someone else saw you and paid for the car for you.”  The only thing left for you to do is receive and say thank you if the person is still around.  The same thing applies to SHALOM!!  Receive all the benefits of HIS SHALOM today and everyday.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE WORD OF HIS GRACE

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to The Word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.  Acts 20:32 KJV

The Apostle Paul was with the exception of Jesus Himself, one of the greatest apostles of the New Testament.  He wrote  many of the books of the New Testament and without exception had the greatest revelation of Jesus known at that time.  This verse finds Paul at the church of Ephesus and he is preparing to leave them and knows he will not return to them ever again.  This was a church that Paul raised up and helped birth and lead and guide.  He has great love, care and concern for them as to what would happen after he left.  In light of that, did he leave them to His understudy or some other brother?  No He commended or committed them to God the Father AND THE WORD OF HIS GRACE.   The Word of His Grace is Jesus.  Jesus is the Word.  He left them in the best hands possible, The Father and The Son.

While that is great in and of itself, I want you to really examine what Paul said.  He left them to God the Father and to The Word of His Grace.  He then states that The Word of His Grace is able to build you up.  Let’s pause there for a moment.  I can speak with a definite authority and confirm that The Word of His Grace is able to build you up.  I spent many years in church learning many things but it was not until I found out about GRACE that I realized that there is so much more to the Christian life than getting born again then serving at the church or in the church and the other things that people generally do and continue doing for twenty, thirty, forty or fifty years or more. Like many others, while I was in church I learned law based teachings and commandments and what you had to do and if you don’t do this you won’t be blessed.  So much law and really no grace.  Grace was mentioned but not true grace.  It was a mixture of grace and the law which is not grace.  Why? Because the pastor did not understand or know grace himself.  I thank God for the good and pray that that pastor has come into greater light now and has changed.  My point is not to denigrate anyone as we are all still growing, however it’s simply to prove that The Word is true and to correct erroneous teachings because The Father does not want any of us deceived.

The Word of His Grace is able to build you up because it is Jesus.  It’s all about Jesus and what He HAS DONE, not what you have to do.  The work Christ did on the cross is a finished work.  It is the work of righteousness and righteousness is not something that you can ever earn.  It is unmerited, unearned and undeserved favor.   In previous teachings, I have seen the minister preach messages about and write articles about why GRACE IS NOT unmerited favor.  But when The Gospel says, “By grace have you been saved though faith and that not of yourselves it is the GIFT of God”, it proves you cannot pay for a gift, a gift is given.  Grace immediately and continually opened up my eyes to the GRACE of God which is found only in Christ Jesus.  I began to see that getting saved and going to Heaven was just the foundation or kindergarten in a sense.  I am not downplaying what God has done because it cost Him His Son temporarily.  But the law cannot build you up. Rules cannot build you up.  The Word of His Grace is able to build you up in wisdom and understanding and love and faith and courage  and ministry and to do the greater works that Jesus said we are to do. And it GIVES you an inheritance among them that are sanctified.  Previously I was taught as you may have been that you have to earn prosperity and you have to qualify, mainly by my giving to the minister or a particular minister. The Word instructs us to give but not to get something that Jesus bought and paid for such as healing and prosperity and deliverance and protection.  These are all included and are a package deal in your salvation package.  The word salvation is the greek word soteria and it means  welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.  Let’s look at what God the Father said about salvation.

For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV

You cannot earn salvation. God succored or secured salvation.  It was bought and paid for by the Blood of Jesus and anyone that says anything different is a liar. I don’t care and God the Father does not care who they are and how long they have been in the ministry or how anointed they are supposed to be. The Word of God says, “Let God be true and every man a liar!”  I am not being critical of ministers because I am a minster and if you are born again so are you.  But I am on a mission of TRUTH.  That is what this blog is about.  I spent many years being deceived and being told many things that were not true in church.  I will not allow anyone to be deceived by a minister or ministry ever again if I can help it.  Please hear my heart and Paul’s heart and God the Father’s heart as it pertains to His children.  The main reason why Paul commended them to God and The Word of His Grace is because he said he knew that grevious wolves would rise up and try to deceive the flock of God and destroy the work that The Lord had done through him.  Paul preached the Gospel of Grace which is the only Gospel.  He was not a punk, or weak or fearful and spoke candidly on this and he through the Holy Ghost had very stern words to say about anyone that came and preached something else.  The Holy Ghost said this to him and Paul was simply a secretary of what the Holy Spirit was saying.

I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to Himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.
Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.  Galatians 1:6-9  New Living Translation

You need to read this again and understand how serious this is.  You don’t pay for or try to earn or sow your way into an inheritance.  You receive an inheritance when someone dies and JESUS has already died and is raised.  Our text scripture says, “and GIVE YOU AN INHERITANCE” not you trying to pay for an inheritance.  This may sound a little rough but it’s JUST DA TRUTH!!!  And look at what Paul said in regard to what people thought about what he said.

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. Galatians 1:10 New Living Translation

I love you and I love people.  I am not against people I am for people.  But I will not stand by and watch another person be deceived, get turned away from God and the church and not have the emotional ability to go to church because they were hurt by a lie from a pulpit.  Yes they have to forgive but ministers have a responsibility to teach The Word not lies, not their doctrine and opinion.  The Word about Jesus,  The Word of His Grace is the only thing that will build you up and give you an inheritance because that’s what The Father created it to do.  God is offering you and everyone on the planet His undeserved,  unmerited favor through the Person of Jesus.  Be sure to receive it!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!