JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR TRUTH AND YOUR SHIELD PART 5

….his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4 King James Version

We have talked pretty extensively about the truth being our shield and buckler.  We talked about the truth covers, surrounds, defends and protect.  This is the Father.  His truth is our shield and buckler.  I want to take a step out and walk on water literally and figuratively when it comes to the truth that we should be walking in.  Lets look at that scripture again.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 New International Version

Walking in the truth means walking in and on the Word.  When Peter walked on water he was walking on the The Word.  The  Word is Jesus.  Jesus and His Word are One.  When He told Peter ‘come’ that gave Peter permission to go above the normal. Someone may say, “But that was Peter and Jesus gave him permission to do it.”  Well that’s good news, because if He gave Peter permission then you have permission.  Peter at that time was not born again.  So he had to physically get permission from Jesus.  You do not.  Jesus is on the inside of you  and you have inherited all of his authority and power and ability.  Look at what Jesus said.

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

So for anyone who still needs permission, there it is.  As believers we must learn to walk in THE TRUTH.  Not the truth or lie of what we see but THE TRUTH of God’s Word.  The only reason Jesus shows us things in the Word is to show us what we too can do.  Think of your job.  At one point in time you did not know how to do the job you are doing or at least as well as you do it now.  But let me ask you a question.  Just because you had never done the job before did that mean you could not do the job?  Of course not, because you are currently doing the job now.  The same thing goes for you being  able to walk on water, change water to wine,  or be 3 miles from some place and need to be there in one second and do it with just a thought.  That’s right with a thought.  Did you notice when Jesus was walking on water and then got into the boat they were still  out from shore?  Then all of a sudden they were at the shore.  Jesus never said one word.

Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination! John 6:21 New Living Translation

Jesus is our Head.  We are His Body.  Whatever the Head can do the Body can do.  Your head doesn’t do one thing and your body something else.  It’s a package deal.  If your head is going to Kroger then your body has to go to Kroger too.  If your head has to go to work then your body has to go to work too.   What your head does your body does.  Do you believe that YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST.  You are not just sitting there in front of the computer or on your phone or IPad.  You are seated in Heavenly places WITH Christ Jesus.  His power is yours.  His authority is yours.  He has given it to you in HIS NAME.  The Name belongs to you.   Believe these truths and you will do them.  Jesus is waiting for you to believe and you will do the works He did and greater works than these.  Jesus said so.  His Word is Truth!!!  Walk in  THE TRUTH!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW

But The Messiah has redeemed us from the curse of The Written Law, and He became a curse in our place, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”,  Galatians 3:13 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

REDEMPTION.   It is one of the greatest blessings of the New Testament.  Do you know what redemption means?  Do you know what it really is?  Do you know what you are redeemed from?  Today we are going to help you answer these questions so that you can walk fully in the redemptive work of Christ Jesus.

The word redeemed comes from the Greek word exagorazó which means to buy up, ransom, to rescue from loss. It is actually two words the first being ek which means “completely out from” which intensifies agorázō which means to “buy-up at the marketplace”) – properly, take full advantage of, seizing a buying-opportunity, i.e. making the most of the present opportunity (recognizing its future gain).

Let’s say you went to a car dealer and you heard they were going to stop selling GM Hummer H2’s (which they have). Let’s say I am a billionaire with a strong affinity for Hummer H2’s and I decide I am going to buy every single H2 on the market that is in production. Once I have done that, if someone shows up who wants to buy a Hummer H2 they cannot get one. Why? Because they have been bought completely off the market. They are no longer available for purchase.

So what does all this have to with you being redeemed? EVERYTHING!!!  As a believer you have been bought out of the market completely of sin and death.  Romans 6:14 says the sin has no dominion over you because you are not under the law but under grace.  Are you still thinking, “So what’s the big deal?”  Let’s take sometime then and find out all the things that you are redeemed from.  I’m sure after even this incomplete list you will have a different attitude and a greater appreciation for what God the Father has done through Jesus Christ.  You may also discover that you have been putting up with some things in various areas of your life and body that Jesus already bore, died, paid and redeemed you from.  Now Galatians 3:13 tells us the Christ “has” redeemed us from the curse of the law.  But just what is the curse of the law?  There is a pretty exhaustive list of the curse of the law in Deuteronomy 28.  Lets look at a few.  Now don’t get down or discouraged when you read this list as it is pretty bad.  Just remember Jesus has redeemed you from all these things.

Deuteronomy 28:19-44 God’s Word Translation

YOU ARE REDEEMED FROM:

  • Cursed coming in and going out (v.19)
  • Panic, curses and frustration (v.20)
  • Diseases, fever and inflammation (v.22)
  • Being defeated by your enemies natural and spiritual (v.25)
  • Hemorrhoids, sores, and itching that won’t go away (v.27)
  • Madness, blindness (v.28)
  • Failure- (verse 29 says You won’t be successful in anything you do)
  • Oppression and robbery with no saviour or helper (v.29)
  • Adultery and cheating spouse (v.30)
  • Building a house but not able to live in it and enjoy it (v.30)
  • Cars and vehicles and means of transportation being repossessed (v.31)
  • Cursed to be driven mad by the things you see (v.34)
  • Not able to enjoy the fruit of your labor or hands (v.38)
  • Other peoples standard of living going higher and higher while yours goes lower and lower (v.44)
  • And the list goes on and on from verse 15 until verse 64.  Take the time to read it yourself.

This is a horrible list of things but you are redeemed from them.  However, I have said this before but it bears saying again.  Is it legal for a person to break in another persons home?  No!! But do people still do it? Yes!!  Same thing here.  You are redeemed from the curse of the law.  This is a legal act but if the enemy can get you to take and put up with the curse in ANY area of your life big or small he will do it.  And the longer you put up with it you will more than likely become comfortable with it and then it will become a stronghold.  When something becomes a stronghold, there are actually areas where you are unconsciously assisting in an issue that you do not really desire.  It’s worth it to know all the things you are redeemed from and if you see any traces of them in your life do not get discouraged but boldly declare, “I am redeemed from ______and in the name of Jesus I curse _________ out of my life. Be removed now in Jesus Name.  Amen!!!”   Believe it.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;  Psalm 107:2 KJV

Do you see how the word so is in italics in the King James Version.  That  means that the word ‘so’ was not there originally.  So after say there is a comma  and then the Holy Ghost continues by saying the Lord has redeemed us from the hand of the enemy.  So it’s almost like a comma was placed there so you could fill in the blank to ‘say what you are redeemed from’.  So don’t put up with ANYTHING that Jesus has already bore for you.

In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7  New International Version

Know that you HAVE redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins so all that is left for you is BLESSING!!!  The New Testament has no curse.  And as a bonus did you ever notice that Galatians 3 never said Christ has redeemed you from the blessings of the law?  Why?  Because the blessings are still yours through Christ Jesus.  YOU ARE THE REDEEMED!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GRACE IS TIMELESS

“the One who saved us and divinely summoned us in the sphere of a holy summons, not according to our works but according to His own private purpose and grace which [grace] was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”  2 Timothy 1:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Grace is such a great Person.  That’s right I said Person.  Grace is the Person of Jesus Christ.  He is the Spirit of Grace.  We have been saved by Grace and we are under Grace.  Jesus (Grace) was given to us by the Father as a permanent gift. and we were also given to Jesus (Grace) as a permanent gift.

“in order that there might be fulfilled the word which He spoke, Those whom you have given me as a permanent gift, I lost not even one of them.” John 18:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

It is interesting to see that God the Father has divinely summoned us not according to our works but according to His own private purpose.  I encourage you to pray and thank the Father that you are walking in His Private Purpose.  But our topic today is Grace.  So he called us according to His Own private purpose and grace.  Notice the next part of the verse, “which grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”  This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, so that makes grace timeless.  Do you realize what that means?

  • Time cannot affect Grace, Grace affects time.
  • Grace runs time.
  • Grace controls time.
  • Grace created time. Time is a tool of Grace.

Think about Jesus (Grace)  in John 2.  Grace sped up time to turn water into not just wine but the best wine.  It takes about 7-12 years for wine and even longer for good wine to be created in the natural.  Jesus bypassed that time process and the natural process of needing to grow grapes.  And I want you to pay close attention to this first miracle.  It was a miracle of CONVENIENCE.  They didn’t have to have more wine, they had already had wine they simply WANTED more wine.  This was not some dire necessity.  Psalms 23 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”  God the Father does not just want to meet your needs, but your wants and desires.

Jesus gave us Himself, Grace before time ever began. That grace is timeless and it is powerful.  So powerful indeed that combined with His Righteousness (another gift from God the Father that is ours through Jesus Christ) that grace will cause you and me to REIGN IN LIFE!!!  I did not say that, The Word of God did.

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 King James Version

Grace is timeless.  Grace is powerful.  Grace is Jesus Himself Who is a gift from God.  Grace is from God.  When you receive Grace you are receiving Jesus Himself. He is FULL of GRACE and TRUTH!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “DO YOU BELIEVE YOU’RE FULL OF IT?”

And you are in Him, having been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness. Colossians 2:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

After taking the time to read the above scripture and reading the Word telling you that you are in a state of fullness, do you believe that you are in a state of fullness?  Take sometime to think about this: if you are full (and the Word says you are regardless of what you see or feel) then there is not any room for anything else.
If you are full of His health then there is no room for sickness.  If you are full of His prosperity there is no room for lack.  This is what Jesus was “conscious” of.  He  knew that He was filled with ALL THE FULNESS OF GOD.

“..because in Him there is continuously and permanently at home all the fullness of absolute deity in bodily fashion.”  Colossians 2:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

..for out of His fullness as a source we all received, and grace in exchange for grace  John 1:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation

If God the Father says you are full, do not say, or think that you lack.  As a believer you don’t see with your eyes you see with your faith.  What you see and what you have are two different things.  Your only work is to BELIEVE!!!!  And BELIEVING IS SEEING!!!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!