JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING ONE WITH JESUS- AS HE IS

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

If you are a believer you are a member of thee “Body of Christ”.  It is truly amazing how you can look at natural things and gain an understanding of how spiritual are and works.  This is God the Father’s design.  This is also why Jesus used parables.  When you take a deeper look at natural things and go beyond the surface there are so many secrets and revelations that you can gain and giving you understanding.  The book of Proverbs tell us in all of our getting of things, food, money, a wife, children we are to get understanding. Take a look at your hand or foot or any part of your body right now.  You are looking at that body part through the eyes that are in your head.  Without the eyes in your head you would not be able to see that body part.  Also without your head you would not be able to move your hands, fingers or feet without the brain that is in your head. I know that what I am saying seems very rudimentary however, sometimes by overlooking very simple things we can miss deeper things.

Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything.. Colossians 1:18 New Living Translation

We are the Body of Christ!  Jesus is our Head.  The reason why I brought up the examples of the human body to you above is so you can see and understand how The Body of Christ works.  Can you say, “I will smash my finger with a hammer and it will not affect my head?”  Of course not.  It will affect your head because your head will know and feel the pain.  Pain is not good it is bad.  In the same respect if you decide, “I will go and get a manicure”, all the goodness from the manicure, the massaging of your hands, the removal of dead skin and all the other benefits are enjoyed by your entire body including your head.  If you go and buy a very nice and comfortable pair of shoes your feet will greatly benefit but your entire head and body will benefit and relax and function easier because the feet are comfortable.   Jesus is our Head.  Jesus is completely perfect, completely healed, completely whole, completely prosperous and completely at peace.  He is Shalom!  Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full. So if all these things are in Jesus (and they are) and He is our head, then all these things are in and for us as benefits of being connected to Head (Jesus).

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.  Colossians 2:9 New American Standard Bible

Because we the Body of Christ are connected to the Head who is Jesus,  we HAVE all His completeness, all of His fullness and all of His Shalom.  As He is so ARE WE IN THIS WORLD!!!  Do you see yourself as constantly and continually connected to Jesus?  Do you know that EVERYTHING He has is yours?  Do you believe that?  You must know that you and Jesus are One and when you do your expectation and therefore your manifestation will be only good.  Because of Jesus, you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Look at some of the things that Proverbs says about the righteous.

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.  Proverbs 11:23 King James Version The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.  Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

Jesus is righteous.  His desire is only good and His desire for you is ONLY GOOD.  As you see by the scripture the desire of the righteous is granted.  Jesus is righteous and His desire is granted and His desires for you are granted.  This applies to you as well because Jesus has made you righteous.  Therefore your desires are good and granted.  Believe that you are One with Jesus.  Believe that He is your Head and that all the goodness that is in the head (Jesus) flows to and through you The Body of Christ.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING ONE WITH JESUS CONT’D & “THE NAME”

Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  Hebrews 1:4  King James Version

How did Jesus obtain His Name?  Have you ever thought about that?  According to the scripture above He inherited it.  This is something that you must take and chew on like a spiritual steak.  We talked about previously having communion with The Word, spending time and having intercourse with The Word, becoming One with Him.  If you are born again you are an heir of God and you are also a joint heir with Jesus Christ.  This is why Christianity is not a religion but a relationship.  Christianity is FAMILY that is even more close than your natural blood family.  God IS your Father.  Jesus IS your brother.  Take a look at how Jesus acknowledged this change after He was raised from the dead.

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”  Matthew 28:10  New International Version

Before he died, Jesus always referred to them as His disciples.  But now after He has risen from the dead and the finished work is complete and He has reconciled all of us back to the Father He now calls them “my brothers.”  THAT’S FAMILY.  They are now just like Him.  Jesus prayed in John 17 that they would be ONE with Him even as He and The Father are ONE.  If anyone gets their prayer answered you better believe Jesus does (and so do you).

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;  Romans 8:17 King James Version

Since you are a joint heir with Christ everything Christ has and gets is yours.  If not, then you are not joint.  Joint means that you share equally in all things.  Everything that one heir gets the others get equally.  EVERYTHING means EVERYTHING.  Now in our opening text we see that Jesus inherited His Name.  His Name is part of His inheritance and if it is a part of His inheritance then guess who else inherits  THE NAME?  You do!!!  Jesus’s Name is part of your eternal inheritance.

That is why He is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.  Hebrews 9:15 New Living Translation

You have an ‘eternal inheritance’ that God the Father, Poppa has promised you.  Jesus’s Name has been given to you.

And there is no salvation in any other man, for there is no other name under Heaven given to the children of men by which it is necessary to receive life. Acts 4:12 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

The Name has been given to us as an inheritance just as it was given to Jesus by inheritance.  The Name of Jesus IS YOURS!!!  When you realize that THE NAME of Jesus is yours and all the power, all the glory, all the health, all the life, all the strength, all the wisdom, all the righteousness, all the holiness that comes with that Name BELONGS to you, you will begin to do the greater works effortlessly.  Why?  Because it’s not you.  It’s Jesus in you working thru His Name.  It is all because of the Lord Jesus that we HAVE all that we HAVE but the key is you HAVE to know that you HAVE IT!!!  If you don’t have the keys to your car you don’t have any confidence or any assurance that you can get in your car at that moment.  A rich man or rich woman’s  spouse has access to all the resources and wealth of their spouse by law.  This is a legal transaction. Taking the name of their spouse gives them legal access to those resources because they are considered the same, one.  Look at what Peter said here in Acts 3:6 when he was talking to the man at the gate called beautiful who was lame.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”  Acts 3:6 New International Version

Did you notice what Peter said?  He said, “but what I do HAVE I give to you.”  Then Peter immediately gives the man THE NAME.  What is key here is that Peter knew HE HAD THE NAME.  That word ‘have’ there is the greek word echo.  Echo means I have, hold or possess.  Peter knew he had THE NAME of Jesus and all the power and ability of it.  In addition to that he later took no credit for it and then explained that it was not him but THE NAME that strengthened, raised up and gave that once lame man perfect health.  So the man just did not get his legs healed, if there was anything else going on in his body that was fixed as well because it says the man was given perfect health.  Other translations say complete soundness which is derived from the Word shalom.

“And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all. Acts 3:16 New American Standard Bible And upon the ground of our faith in His Name, this man whom you are attentively gazing at with a critical, discerning eye and whom you positively identify as the person you know- His Name made him strong, and the faith which is exercised through Him gave to him this entire soundness in the sight of all of you. Acts 3:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation 

So know that THE NAME is yours!!! It is yours by inheritance just as Jesus inherited it.  Use it like its yours, like it belongs to you because IT DOES!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT “BEING ABOVE THE LAW”

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14 King James Version

Have you ever heard the term, “they think they’re above the law”?   In the natural it means people who think they don’t have to conform to the law of land and they commit crimes.  In the natural this is looked upon as a bad thing, but in the spirit and for believers it’s a good thing.  Now I am not talking about breaking laws of government. The Word of God tells us to obey every ordinance of man.  No I’m talking about the Mosaic Law, the Ten Commandments and the other hundreds of laws that for a good part of the first four thousand years of man’s existence men have tried to keep and could not.  Churches and thousands of preachers have tried for thousands of year to get people to live right by preaching and teaching the law.  Others threaten with it. If you don’t do this then God wont do this and if you do do this then God will do this.  Thank God for deliverance!

I’m telling you that law life will kill you!!! I don’t make negative confessions. What I just told you is DA TRUTH.  If you don’t believe me take a look at what God’s Word says about the law and the ten commandments.

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 2 Corinthians 3:7 King James Version

The Word of God calls the ten commandments the ministration of death.  Do you know what ministration means?  It means something or someone that ministers death. And that’s exactly what the law does, it ministers death to those who cannot keep it.  And guess what, that is everyone of us except Jesus.  Even Paul corrected ministers and other believers in his time that tried to put the yoke of the law and circumcision on newly converted Gentile believers.

So why are you now challenging God by burdening the Gentile believers with a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors were able to bear? Acts 15:10 New Living Translation

Do you see what Paul said?  He said why are you burdening the Gentile believers with a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors were able to bear?  The law is not designed to be obeyed by us because God already knew we couldn’t.  It was designed to bring us to the end of ourselves and so we could say I can’t do it and I have to yield myself to the only One who can and did obey and fulfill the law and that was JESUS!!  Let’s look at this fulfillment in the Word.

Christ is the fulfillment of Moses’ Teachings so that everyone who has faith may receive God’s approval. Romans 10:4 Gods Word Translation

For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given. As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God. Romans 10:4 New Living Translation

So we see here that Christ is the fulfillment of the law and the fulfillment of the purpose that the law was given.  The law was given so that men could see that they could not fulfill the law and turn to Christ.  Since Christ has fulfilled thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, etc… then people no longer go to hell for killing or stealing.  WHAT???  I said, since Christ has fulfilled the law, not just the 10 commandments  but all the other 600 or 700 laws that you did not know and were not bothering to keep anyway then people no longer go to hell for breaking God’s laws.  So how do people go to hell today?  The only reason a person goes to hell today is for rejecting and denying Jesus. That IS the only reason.  You’ll be happy to know that the Father in all His great Love and Mercy has reduced all that law down to one thing or one Person: JESUS.  Accept Jesus and you are SAVED!!  It sounds easy on our end but for Big Poppa it was not easy at all.  God the Father went through a process as a Father and a parent that most of us would not even consider.  He gave up His One and only Son so that the price could be paid for every single sin that every person ever born would ever commit.  His Son was beat, and died to provide a way so that no human being had to live under the law of eternal sin and death.

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  

Because of what Jesus did every person now has the opportunity to be completely and totally free from the law of sin and death.  If you accept Jesus, sin (and please know sin here is a noun a person, place  or thing) no longer has ANY dominion over you in any way, in any shape or in any form.  Why?   Lets go back to our opening text.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14 King James Version

So sin does not have ANY dominion over you because YOU ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW, but under GRACE!!  So if you are not under the law then you are ABOVE THE LAW, but UNDER GRACE.  You are above the law!  Because of what Christ did by fulfilling the law and the purpose of the law, sin and death have no dominion over you in the form of sickness, disease, debt, lack or any other thing not ordained by God.  That word under in Romans 6:14 means “under authority” of someone working directly as a subordinate (under someone/something else). So you are not under the authority of the law working directly as a subordinate for the law.  You are above the law!! You are under the authority of GRACE working directly by your own will as a subordinate for GRACE:JESUS!!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT SIN NOT HAVING DOMINION OVER YOU

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  Romans 6:14 King James Version

Do you realize that sin has no dominion over, if you are under GRACE and not the law?  Sin has no dominion over the believer who is under GRACE(Who is Jesus) and knows it.  That means sickness, disease, debt, lack and any other thing that God declares is not right.  The word sin is the greek word harmartia and it means to miss the mark.  What is God’s mark for your health?  Divine health!  What is God’s mark for your prosperity and abundance?  Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.”  You having more than enough is God’s mark for you.  It is very important today more than ever that believers KNOW what the scripture says and means.  Sin is mentioned 48 times in the New Testament but did you know 47 times it is a noun.   A noun is a person, place or thing. It is not a verb therefore it does not mean sinful acts or actions.  It means the devil, the person of sin, places of sin and the things of sin do not have authority over you because you are no longer under the law but under GRACE.

Now the question is are you under GRACE?  Do you believe Jesus took your place and covered your sin past, present and future?  Or are you still trying to be righteous and be holy by not smoking, drinking, sleeping around and all the other so called big sins that many in the church focus on?  If you are depending on your own actions to make you righteous I have some bad news for you.  You are under the law and sin does have dominion over you.  When you try to live by the law,”I don’t do this, I don’t do that”, you are a debtor to do the whole law.  What that means is, yes you may not sleep around but you gossip.  If you gossip you are guilty of sleeping around as well because Jesus said if you break one law you are guilty of all of it.  That means you are a murderer, a thief, an idolater and all the other things that the law describes.  This is why depending on anything other than the Blood of Jesus and finished work of Christ for your righteousness and holiness is foolishness.  Don’t take my word for it take The Word for it.

For if you are trying to make yourselves right with God by keeping the law, you have been cut off from Christ! You have fallen away from God’s grace.  Galatians 5:4 New Living Translation

Don’t try to live by the law and what you do or don’t do.  The Word already has proven everyone who has tried to do it with the exception of Jesus has failed and failed miserably.  Stay under GRACE Who is Jesus!!!  Jesus loves you and He’s already done the work of righteousness.  All there is for you to do is to believe it and receive it.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING ONE WITH JESUS – PART 4

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

If you are a believer you are a member of thee “Body of Christ”. It is truly amazing how you can look at natural things and gain an understanding of how spiritual are and works. This is God the Father’s design. This is also why Jesus used parables. When you take a deeper look at natural things and go beyond the surface there are so many secrets and revelations that you can gain and giving you understanding. The book of Proverbs tell us in all of our getting of things, food, money, a wife, children we are to get understanding. Take a look at your hand or foot or any part of your body right now. You are looking at that body part through the eyes that are in your head. Without the eyes in your head you would not be able to see that body part. Also without your head you would not be able to move your hands, fingers or feet without the brain that is in your head. I know that what I am saying seems very rudimentary however, sometimes by overlooking very simple things we can miss deeper things.

Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything.. Colossians 1:18 New Living Translation

We are the Body of Christ! Jesus is our Head. The reason why I brought up the examples of the human body to you above is so you can see and understand how The Body of Christ works. Can you say, “I will smash my finger with a hammer and it will not affect my head?” Of course not. It will affect your head because your head will know and feel the pain. Pain is not good it is bad. In the same respect if you decide, “I will go and get a manicure”, all the goodness from the manicure, the massaging of your hands, the removal of dead skin and all the other benefits are enjoyed by your entire body including your head. If you go and buy a very nice and comfortable pair of shoes your feet will greatly benefit but your entire head and body will benefit and relax and function easier because the feet are comfortable. Jesus is our Head. Jesus is completely perfect, completely healed, completely whole, completely prosperous and completely at peace. He is Shalom! Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full. So if all these things are in Jesus (and they are) and He is our head, then all these things are in and for us as benefits of being connected to Head (Jesus).

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority. Colossians 2:9 New American Standard Bible

Because we the Body of Christ are connected to the Head who is Jesus, we HAVE all His completeness, all of His fullness and all of His Shalom. As He is so ARE WE IN THIS WORLD!!! Do you see yourself as constantly and continually connected to Jesus? Do you know that EVERYTHING He has is yours? Do you believe that? You must know that you and Jesus are One and when you do your expectation and therefore your manifestation will be only good. Because of Jesus, you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Look at some of the things that Proverbs says about the righteous.

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. Proverbs 11:23 King James Version

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

Jesus is righteous. His desire is only good and His desire for you is ONLY GOOD. As you see by the scripture the desire of the righteous is granted. Jesus is righteous and His desire is granted and His desires for you are granted. This applies to you as well because Jesus has made you righteous. Therefore your desires are good and granted. Believe that you are One with Jesus. Believe that He is your Head and that all the goodness that is in the head (Jesus) flows to and through you The Body of Christ.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING ONE WITH JESUS – PART 3

Now may the Lord of shalom Himself give you (His) shalom always, in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Complete Jewish Bible

One of my favorite words is the word SHALOM. It is a great word and it reminds me of God the Father because although it is one word, it means many things and they are all GOOD just like God the Father. 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 comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full. Now think about this? If you had to live life and all you had was Jesus and Shalom, do you think you could be content and happy and at total peace? I can. I mean look at the meaning….EVERYTHING is there.

This is how Jesus lived while here on the Earth. He lived in complete wholeness and complete health. You cannot find one scripture in the BIble where Jesus was sick one day (until He bore our diseases on the Cross). Jesus was never in lack. He lived in complete prosperity and abundance at all times. Jesus lived in freedom from agitation or discord. Even when people were trying to kill him, Jesus was just as calm and composed, staying in the Love of God as if he was walking through a flower garden. How did He do this? SHALOM. Shalom is a great and powerful blessing from Jesus that just like His Name is given to us. Look at what Jesus said.

“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

That word ‘leaving’ there means to send away. Jesus sent shalom away from Himself and then gave (which means to offer) His very own Shalom to us. He sent His Shalom away because He did not need it where He was going. In Heaven there is no sickness so you don’t need health. There is no lack or poverty there so you don’t need prosperity in Heaven. There is no danger in Heaven so there is no need for safety. However here on Earth, there is sickness, danger and lack that exist as a lie. But through Christ, Shalom exist as the truth for those who believe and receive His Shalom. So in our opening text Paul prayed a prayer that Jesus had already answered,….by leaving and giving us His Shalom. Paul also called Him Who He is, The Lord of Shalom. It’s not a lesser version or quality of Shalom than what Jesus had. It is the exact same Shalom that Jesus had. His very own personal Shalom. And it is yours for the taking. The word receive is the greek word lambano and it means to take.

BE SURE TO RECEIVE HIS SHALOM!!!

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!