In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness  Genesis 1:1-4 NIV

I have a challenge for you this weekend.  I am challenging you this weekend to ACT LIKE GOD.  Do you realize that God the Father cannot play with any of His words?  Not even one.  Do you realize that if God the Father had spoke what He saw when He looked out and saw darkness covering  the surface of the deep, that it would still be dark today?  But here is the key, God the Father didn’t say what He saw.  He said what He believed and what He believed is what was in HIm.

This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. John 1:15 NIV

That scripture declares that God is Light and ‘in Him’ there is no darkness at all.  NONE!  You see The Father could not have spoken about the darkness because He does not speak based on what He sees. He speaks based on what He believes and what He desires.  Do you know who you are?  Do you know what and more importantly WHO is in you?  If not let’s find out.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 NIV

But NOW you ARE LIGHT in the Lord.  Live as children of light.  What does that mean?  That means act like your Daddy who is Light.  Talk like your Daddy.  Handle situations like your Daddy.  Be guilty of the accusation, “You just like your Daddy!!!”  In this case not your natural father but The Father of Lights,  God the Father, Big Poppa, Abba.  If you are born again God is your very own Father and you have His DNA in you.  God is Light so you are Light.  So whenever and wherever you see darkness,  ‘speak words of light!”  If you see lack speak words of light(abundance).  If symptoms try to attack you with anything big or small that is not of God, speak light (By His stripe, I were healed).  SPEAK WORDS OF LIGHT all the time.  Speaking words of light is living as children of light.  If someone is sick with some disease don’t talk about what you read on the internet about the chances  of them living are minimum then turn around and say but I’m praying for them.  That is double mindedness and double mouthedness.

God never said one word about the darkness.  Not one.  He never even acknowledged it.  When Jesus was in the desert with all those people and they were hungry and all they had in the seen realm were two fish and five loaves, Jesus never spoke once about lack.  He just told the disciples, feed the people.  “Yeah but Jesus was right there with the disciples to help them.”  Guess what, Jesus is right here even closer with you than He was with them when He was here physically.  “Well how is that Brother Vincent?”  He is here is His Name.  Jesus gave us His Name to use and that Name will do everything Jesus would do if He was here physically.  The Name belongs to you but you need to know you ‘have’ it and you need to exercise using it day and night for things big and small.  When you say Jesus’s Name as an owner and possessor of The Name you are speaking LIGHT because Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”  Jesus is in you. Light is in you. God the Father is in you in Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is in you in Jesus. Now that is what you call a FLOOD LIGHT.

That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1:6 King James Version

Did you see what The Word of God said?  Acknowledge every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.  Acknowledge means to act on the knowledge of every good thing in you in Christ Jesus.  Jesus in you makes all the difference.  So I challenge you to speak only light.  In the face of whatever act like your Daddy.  When you speak light you will see light and it will be good just like it was when your Daddy spoke it.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!


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 yesterday 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 or what is right in His sight.  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!