JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE ABUNDANT LIFE

…I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 10:10 King James Version

When you think of the abundant life, what do you think of.  Do you think of just Heaven and how all will be well when you get there?  You many be shocked to find out that Jesus was not just talking about life in the sweet by and by but the right here and now.  The word life there in that scripture is the greek word zoe and it means spiritual and physical life.  It covers the life you have now and the life to come.  Jesus has covered it ALL.  But even greater than that is what He said after that.  He said that He has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly.  I like the Kenneth Wuest Translation.

…I alone came in order that they might be possessing life, and that they might be possessing it in superabundance.  John 10:10 Kenneth Wuest Translation

SUPER ABUNDANCE!!!! Abundance on steroids.  This is what Jesus has come for us to have, to possess.  Jesus did not come so you can have just enough and barely make it, NO!!!!  The word abundantly in that verse is the greek work  perissós.  It is actually two words the first being  the word  perí, meaning  “all-around, the second meaning excess”).  The Strongs dictionary goes on to define abundantly as – properly all-around, “more than” (“abundantly”); beyond what is anticipated, exceeding expectation; “more abundant,” going past the expected limit (“more than enough . . . “).  This is what Jesus came for you and I to HAVE.  The word have in that verse is the Greek word echo and it means to have, hold and possess.  Not dream about it and pray about it and not see it.  When you think of the price God the Father paid by giving up HIs Son and what Jesus had to go thru to secure that for us, make sure that you do not neglect to HAVE that abundant life.  It’s yours and it’s paid for by Jesus.  Don’t try to qualify for it because YOU CAN’T!!!  Simply receive it by GRACE thru FAITH remembering it’s YOUR Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HEALING

“..who himself carried up to the Cross our sins in His body and offered himself there as on an altar, doing this in order that we, having died with respect to our sins, might live with respect to righteousness, by means of whose bleeding stripe [the word “stripe” is in the singular here; a picture of our Lord’s back after the scourging, one mass of raw, quivering flesh with no skin remaining, trickling with blood] you were healed.”  I Peter 2:24 Kenneth Wuest Translation

“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

Healing, we all need it at one time or another and thank God it has been provided for us  through Jesus Christ.  When you think about it, Jesus was beaten and received those stripes even before He ever went to the Cross.  The Word declares by His stripe we were healed.  As a believer you need to know that healing is not just available but that healing BELONGS to you.  You also need to know that healing is a part of GRACE Who is Jesus Christ.  What did you do to earn healing?  Nothing!!!  Think about this, when Jesus was here on Earth The Word of God says Jesus went around healing ALL who were oppressed of the devil.  Notice The Word did not say He healed all the people who were saved.  Notice The Word did not say He healed only the people who had been good or were not in strife with their husband or wife.  It says ALL!!!  That is GRACE. That is unmerited, undeserved favor which comes from God the Father HImself through Jesus Christ.  I want you to keep that  in mind, that healing is by GRACE!!!!  You simply believe and receive.

But if you are a believer,  there is something else that you need to know about healing and grace.  2 Timothy 1:9 says that God the Father called us according to His Own private purpose and GRACE.  Now here is the key, this GRACE was given to us in Christ Jesus before  the beginning of time.  Please listen to me as I make this next statement.  Since GRACE was GIVEN us in Christ BEFORE time began that means that there has never been a time that you have NOT BEEN HEALED!!!  You were given the Grace of healing before time began.  You are ALWAYS and have ALWAYS been healed!!!  A pain, a symptom, a disease does not change your healed status because your healing was before time so when these things arise ‘in time’ they cannot affect your healed status.

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time  Ephesians 2:8 Kenneth Wuest Translation 

Saved completely means spirit, soul and body in time past and that has the present result that you are IN a state of salvation that persist through present time.  That state of salvation includes welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.  When you believe God’s Word then time and the things that happen in time do not matter and do not have final say and authority, only God’s Word.  KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS HEALED!!!  And the truth that you KNOW makes you free.

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 this week 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.” However 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, break in my house (my body, or your families body)” or are you going to get your spiritual twelve gauge and not just cock it but 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 FORGIVENESS

Put on therefore as your spiritual apparel, as chosen- out ones of God, saints and beloved ones, a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, considerateness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a matter of complaint against anyone. Even as and in the degree that the Lord forgave you, in the same manner also you forgive  Colossians 3:13 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Alright everyone, I am going to start this blog off with DA TRUTH!!! As I write this I am writing it too myself.  Don’t get the big head because I know its for you as well.  Its not that I have a problem with forgiveness really. It’s just that .000001 out of 99.9%.  Sometimes some people can rub you the wrong way and have you ever noticed that most of the time its another believer?  I mean you expect certain things from unbelievers but once again its DA BROTHERS, or DA SISTERS!!!  But Jesus has so graciously forgiven us and guess what? As He is so am I in this world!!! I don’t care how I feel or what I think The Words is right!!!  I love The Word of God!! It is thee most important Person and thing I have, even more important to me than  my wife and children.  Without The Word I have no wife and no children or anything for that matter.  It is my spiritual light saber.  One of the greatest things you can do to exercise the faith of God is simply believe and confess and agree with The Word.  Don’t agree with your feeling or your anger or your emotions, agree with THE WORD.  You may see a person and think, “I feel no love for that person!”  But you do love them.  You have love for them. How can I say that? Because The Word of God says that the love of God(the same love God has ) IS shed abroad in your heart by The Holy Ghost.  It did not say that you feel the love of God in your heart it said it is shed abroad in your heart.  All you have to do is agree with The Word and not your feelings.  Look at this scripture.

Let God be true, and every human being a liar Romans 3:4 NIV

Every human would include you if you don’t agree with what God is saying.  The Word says by His stripes you are healed.  You may look and say but I still have this symptom or the doctor said the mass is still there!!  Lets look at the scripture again.

Let God be true, and every human being a liar Romans 3:4 NIV

The doctor is a human. God says you are healed!  The doctor and the report says you are not. Someone is lying and I am pretty sure it’s not Big Poppa!  What does all this have to do with forgiveness.  Everything!! How do you receive healing when you don’t see it? By faith, by believing.  Faith speaks.  Faith says, “Jesus forgave me of all, I forgive them of this one or two or three or one hundred things they have done to me.”

21Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someonei who sins against me? Seven times?”
22“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!j   Matthew 18:21-22 New Living Translation

IT TAKES FAITH TO DO WHAT JESUS JUST SAID!!  You may not feel like forgiving but do it by faith, your feelings will catch up to your faith.  Your body will  catch up to your faith.  Jesus never sinned so how did He bear all our sins? He took them on Himself by faith and it was just as real as if He had done it.  Faith is the real deal.  So Jesus has forgiven you and as He is so are you in this world.  You have forgiven them. Believe it and let your feeling catch up later.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT IT IS FINISHED!

“1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.  5And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6And he also said, “It is finished!” Revelation 21:6 New Living Translation

One of the main things that believers must understand about The Word of God (which is Jesus) is that things are not done when they are seen or appear to have happened.  They are done as soon as God speaks.  God’s Word is so powerful that as soon as He speaks it, BAM!  It is finished!!!  I want to prove this to you by our opening text.  Many believers think that the things in the book of Revelation are for later but, close examination will show you that many if not all of these things are already done and available to the believer who sees what Jesus said and believes and receives it.    The first verse says,  “I saw“.  Is saw past tense or future tense?  The next verse says, “The old earth had disappeared.”  Here is a secret.  Do not allow time to rob you of the TRUTH and PRESENCE(presentness) of God’s Word.    The main key to deciphering and understanding The Word is The Word Himself: JESUS.  Jesus has authority over time and this is how he forgave all your future sins over two thousand years ago.  Time is subject to Jesus.  Jesus is not subject to time and neither are you, if you believe it. Let’s move on to the third verse.  “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them”  Do you realize and know that God lives in you?  Are you conscious of that every second of the day?  This is not a future tense scripture.  God lives in us now.  We are the temple of God.  We are God’s people now.  God is with us now!!!

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23 KJV

God is with us now and forever through Jesus Christ.  You see once again how Jesus is at the center and the reason why God is with us.  Lets move on to the fourth verse.  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”  Have you had situations and circumstances where they seem so overwhelming and you did not know how you were going to make it but God came through and fixed it?  That is God wiping the tears from your eyes and removing sorrow and pain and even death.  The believer has no concern about death any longer.  Why?  Death has no more dominion over them because they have died already when they were born again.

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Romans 6:3 KJV Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.  Romans 6:8-9 KJV

Death has no more dominion over Jesus and you are in Him, so death has no dominion over you.  The Word of God says in I John  4:13 that  as He (Jesus) is, so are we IN THIS WORLD!!!  Not when we get to Heaven.  And the remainder of the fourth verse in Revelation 21 says all these things (tears from your eyes, sorrow, pain and death) are gone forever.  Learn to see things the way God sees them.  How do I know that this is true?  Once again the answer is JESUS!!! When Jesus was here on earth, He constantly wiped away tears from peoples eyes by healing the sick, raising the dead, giving back sons to their mothers, daughters to their fathers(Jairus), brothers (Lazurus) to their sister’s(Mary and Martha).  When Jesus came in the house and Peter’s mother in law was sick with a fever Jesus laid His hand on her and healed her and she instantly got up and start making dinner.  No recovery time, no rest after being sick.  She moved from down with a fever to instant health, life and vibrancy.  Now lets look at what Jesus said about us in regards to these works He did.

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

Now in conjunction with what the verse above just said lets look at the last two verses of our opening text.

5And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6And he also said, “It is finished!”

So you have Jesus saying that you will do even greater works than He did after He goes back to The Father.  Has Jesus gone back to The Father? YES!!  He is seated at the right hand on the throne.  And the One on the throne said, not going to say, “Look, (in the King James it says Behold which means look at here), I am making all things new.  We are NEW TESTAMENT believers not old testament.  Then he says, “Write this down for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.  The word is is present tense and the word true in that verse means truth or reality.  And if that is not enough he makes it even more clear about all that He has just said in the preceding verses by declaring, “IT IS FINISHED!!!” Be conscious of this.  Believe this.  Receive this and you will SEE THIS!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT COMMUNION: THE BODY & THE BLOOD

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”

In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you. Luke 22:19-20 NIV

Communion.  When you look the word up in the dictionary it explains the definition as a sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings.  Communion for us as believers however is so much more!!! It is interesting to see that Father God forbid people in the Old Testament to drink blood.  But in the New Testament Jesus directly express that His Body is meat indeed and His Blood is drink indeed.  The reason why God said they were not to drink the blood was because the “life was in the blood.”  Take sincere thought about that because God never changes and today because of Jesus’s Blood we have LIFE, real life spiritually and physically.  The Blood also has and is the cause and reason for our redemption and forgiveness of sins.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace  Ephesians 1:7 NIV

Another scripture reveals that this redemption is not temporary but ETERNAL.

With His own blood–not the blood of goats and calves–He entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.  Hebrews 9:12 New Living Translation

We also receive the  benefits of The Lord’s Body which was broken for us.  This breaking was from head to toe and the worst part was not done by man but by God the Father Himself as He punished Jesus for OUR sins.  All of the Father’s wrath was released upon Jesus’s Body in addition to the crown of thorns, the beatings which stripped every ounce of skin off of Jesus’s back making His back one big stripe.  By that stripe we were healed.  By all the things He suffered He succored once and for all our eternal salvation, eternal redemption, our eternal inheritance and eternal life.  That Life is the greek word  aionios which means to have the same quality of life as God Himself.  This is what Jesus’s sacrifice and death, burial and resurrection has purchased for us.

Jesus said as often as you do it do it in remembrance of Me.  This does not mean to just think about Jesus wonderful Savior.  This means to remember all the beatings, the  thorns, the fiery judgement of God that was placed upon Him while He hung and all that He took for YOU!!!   Then realize because Jesus has already been punished with all those things you can never be punished with sickness, disease, poverty, lack and any other curse of the law or evil things.  The Passover is a type and shadow of communion but it only used a lamb.  But by doing that the children of Israel came out rich and not one feeble person among them regardless of age or what their condition was prior to the Passover and their Exodus from Egypt.  The Lord told them something very interesting to do when they ate the Passover meal.

These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the LORD’s Passover. Exodus 12:11 New Living Translation

In other words once you eat this Passover meal be ready to be delivered and step out of Egypt immediately.  This is the same way that we are to do today.  When you take Communion because of the finished work of Christ be sure to take it from and with an attitude of your victory that has already been given you in Christ.  If you have a physical challenge take it KNOWING you are healed!!!   If you have a financial challenge take it declaring and KNOWING that God the Father HAS supplied all your need and dreams and desires according to His riches in glory.  Why? Because on the Cross Jesus became poor to that you might be made RICH!!! He became sin so that you would be made righteous.  You are not going to be righteous YOU ARE!! If you were not Jesus could not have been raised.  The Word of God says He was raised for our justification or being made righteous.  Be sure to rightly discern the Lord’s Body and that does not mean checking yourself to see if you have any sins or anything against anyone.  That is an erroneous teaching. To rightly discern His Body means knowing what His Body has bought and purchased for you and that is complete and total SHALOM.  All your sins have been forgiven and covered by Jesus’s Blood.  So take Communion conscious of Jesus and all that He has done and provided for you.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING SEATED IN HEAVEN WITH JESUS

And he has raised us up with him and seated us with himself in Heaven in Yeshua The Messiah.  Ephesians 2:6 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

There’s a saying that goes, “You can’t be in two places at one time.”  For unbelievers that is true but not for believers.  They make that saying a lie every single day they are alive in the Earth.  The believer on Earth is always in two places at the same time regardless of whether or not they are conscious of it.  They are physically here on Earth but they are also spiritually in Heaven seated in Heaven with Jesus and in Jesus.   Now that is protection.  But let’s talk about awareness of it.  Are you aware all the time that you are seated in Heaven with Jesus?  You need to be.  When you become aware of this and the finished work of Christ you will know that IT IS FINISHED!!!  So when that financial situation or a symptom tries to manifest you won’t get up out of your seat on the throne or start panicking about it.  You will simply speak like a king and declare what Jesus has already done about it and then sit there and see it become what you said that He said in the Earth realm. When you believe what The Word says and declare it, it is the final authority in each and every situation.  What does The Word say when the enemy or even things of your own doing try to negatively impact your life.

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!  Isaiah 54:17  New Living Translation

Because you are in Christ you are safe.  Because you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus certain things cannot happen to you….IF YOU BELIEVE THE WORD who is Jesus.  Someone would have to go through Jesus to get to you because you are in Christ.  You have to know The Truth and The Truth you know will make you free.  Look at these scriptures and get to know them.

No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. Proverbs 12:21  NIV

Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.  Luke 10:19 New Living Translation

No weapon means NO WEAPON!!!! No harm means NO HARM!!!!  Nothing will injure you means NOTHING WILL INJURE YOU!!!  God’s word is faithful and true!!!  It is dependable all the time.  God is not a man that he should lie.  If He said it then He meant it and if He meant it then its good!!!  You are seated in Heaven with Christ.  Stay on the throne with Him and be the king He’s made you!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. Hebrews 5:13 King James Version

Babies are wonderful creatures.  They are cute, small, helpless therefore yielding and need someone to take care of them.  When a person is a baby one does not become upset that they have to clean up after them and feed them each time they cry or change their diaper.  This is all expected behavior.  However when that same baby turns into a 13-year-old teenager who is almost the size of the parent in height if not weight and they ask, “Mommy, where’s my sippy cup?”, that situation is no longer cute and changes to, “Houston we have a problem!”.  The same applies to believers.  When you are first-born again the diet you have and partake of is the milk of The Word.  Things work in the spirit similarly to how they work in the natural.  The natural manifest out of the spirit not the other way around.  And while you may have been on milk for a while, milk cannot be a lifetime diet specifically if a believer wants to grow strong spiritually, mentally and physically.

This scripture gives one of the signs that a believer is growing and is becoming skillful.  I am not aware of another area of the Bible and more specifically the New Testament where it shows that a particular topic identifies where a believer is growth wise besides Love.  This scripture reveals that a person who is unaware or tries to live some other way other than by and in the word of righteousness is a babe.  As believers we must understand that we don’t have any righteousness on our own.  But the just shall live by faith.  Faith in what?  Faith in the finished work of Christ that He and He alone is our righteousness.  What we do or don’t do does not affect our righteousness or right standing with the Father.  When a believer is unskillful in the word or knowledge of righteousness, they go about trying to live holy instead of realizing they are holy and it is not based on themselves.  One of the other things you will see is they will try to live off a mixture of law and grace which will never work.  John 1 tells us that Jesus, Who is Grace is FULL of GRACE & TRUTH, not grace, truth and the law.  Everything we have and are is because of Christ and He has declared IT IS FINISHED!!!

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: I Corinthians 1:30 King James Version

This scripture tells you with perfect clarity that Christ is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, and sanctification (which is holiness), and redemption. I am going to say something that is going to shock some of you but this is DA TRUTH.  If you are not married you should not be having sexual relations BUT you not having sexual relations does not make you righteous.  Someone just fell out of their seat.  Don’t get up because I have more good news for you.  Yes I called that Good News because it is the Gospel, it is The Truth!!!  Not drinking beer does not make you righteous no more than drinking beer makes you righteous.  Now let me clear up what I just said because there are believers who would love to just focus on saying that I am condoning sin.  Nothing could be further from DA TRUTH.  This is exactly what the writer is talking about in our first scripture, where man comes up with a doctrine and we believe that and it has no basis on or in The Word of righteousness.  The Word of God tells us do not add to it and do not take away from it.  Let’s use the example of drinking and lets use wine.  There is a scripture that says specifically don’t be drunk with wine but be filled with the Spirit.

Now The Holy Ghost is not stupid or dense or forgetful.  If He wanted to say, “Don’t drink wine”, then He would have said “don’t drink wine.”  But with that you have believers who add to the scripture who say that drinking wine is a sin.  If you believe that and you drink then it is sin for you because whatsoever is not of faith is sin.  But to simply add something that the scripture does not say is and to order people to live that way is self-righteousness and creating your own law.  This person has added something to the scripture to justify what they are saying or believing for some reason.  I want you to think about something and I want you to see the truth and let go of the lie.  In John chapter 2 did Jesus, our Lord and Saviour change water into wine?  Yes He did.  Then if Jesus turned water into wine and drinking wine is a sin then Jesus just aided and abetted sin.  But The Word of God says Jesus knew no sin, He committed no sin and in Him is no sin.  If the drinking of wine was a sin then Jesus perfumed a miracle to help people sin.  That is utter foolishness.  Doctrines of this type lead believers into condemnation and confusion.  Then you have some dishonest people who in order to continue to hold to what they believe will go further and say, “Well Jesus did not turn water into wine, it was grape juice.”  Now as Brother Hagin would say that is ignorance gone to seed.  Once again the Holy Ghost is not stupid and if it was grape juice he would have said, “Jesus turned the water to grape juice.”

Now some will say, Brother Vincent is trying to justify something because he likes to drink.  You would be mistaken.  My point is when you believe wrong, you will live wrong.  When the enemy can get you to live out something that you think adds to or makes you holy or righteous he will turn you into his Pinocchio and pull on the strings of the law or some other unscriptural doctrine and get you focused on what you do and don’t do instead of what Jesus has done.  That is what the law is all about.  If you do something wrong you are cursed.  The law is about do good, get good.  Do bad get beat!  If you live according to what you do and don’t do you will NEVER have the confidence necessary to be skillful in the Word of Righteousness because you will be to busy trying to establish your own righteousness instead of knowing and standing in, “I AM the righteousness of God, in Christ Jesus!!”

Don’t stay on milk.  If you do you will be tossed about with every wind of doctrine that someone comes up with.  I have been there and it’s not pretty.  I don’t want another person to be bound by condemnation and live beneath their privilege and rights thinking that sin is greater than GRACE.  This is not a license to sin, this is the GRACE and love of God.  God loved us while we were yet sinners.  The word of God says, “In righteousness you shall be established for you shall not fear.”  For a preacher or anyone to tell you that you are not righteous because you smoke (cigarettes or weed), do drugs or whatever is a lie.  What they are saying is that your hangup is greater than the Blood of Jesus to cleanse you from that.  Please know that makes that preacher unskilled in the word of righteousness.  The person who thinks that way does not understand righteousness and the finished work of Christ.  JESUS’ SACRIFICE IS GREATER!!!  Know this!!!

Did you ever stop and think about the truth that every single unsaved person that you know and don’t know has already been forgiven of every single sin they have or ever will commit over 2000 years ago?  You may know a man who sleeps with seven different women, but if that man accepts Jesus Christ he will immediately become just as righteous as Jesus is.  That is the work and power of righteousness and the finished work of Christ.  Think about that and let it help you see the truth about righteousness.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

You are to be supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural”  Bro.  Kenneth E. Hagin

JUST DA TRUTH – TRUSTING IN A GOD THAT TRUST YOU!!!

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.  Genesis 18:19 King James Version

Does the title of this post ‘concern’ you?  If so ask yourself why?  The reason is because for years we have been taught to trust God but you have probably rarely if ever heard someone say that God trust you.  But He does.  Why?  Because He knows you.  He knows all the mistakes you are going to make along the way and He still chose you.  He knows how you are going to fall sometimes and fail and He still chose you.  Why?  Because He knows something.  Have you ever seen the commercial about Prego spaghetti sauce?  One of the most popular ones has someone asking whether it has fresh tomatoes and the person answers, “It’s in there!!”   Then the person ask whether the sauce contains authentic garlic and they answer “It’s in there!”.  You’re probably like what does this have to do with God.  When it comes to you God knows Prego too.  He knows that “HE’S IN THERE!!!”.  Inside of you, God the Father is in there in the person of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  HE IS IN THERE.  If you are born again HE’S IN THERE!!  And you can’t get Him out.

God the Father made man in His image.  Get a quarter and look at it.  You see that president on the face of the coin.  That image was made as a part of the coin and was stamped into it.  You can’t get it out and you can’t get it off.  You can throw it in the street, watch cars and trucks run over it for hours and go pick it up and it may be scratched up but the image is still there.  And no matter what you do to it it is still a quarter or a penny or a nickel.  It being scratched up does not change what it is.  Poppa knows that you are His and that He is yours and He trust what He put in you and on you.  The reason people don’t understand this is because of religion.  They confuse God and the devil.  The devil makes people do things.  God ask people to do things.  God did not come to Jesus and say, “Look you are going to go down and die for all people, I’m the boss around here and you do what I say!!!”  No, no, no The Father is not like that. People are and the devil is.  Jesus agreed to that assignment.  Read the Bible, The Father asked and Jesus said if you prepare me a body I will go and fulfill this mission.  The Word and the Father were and always are in perfect agreement.  Jesus always refers to The Father as sending Him on mission.  Jesus is referred as The Lamb that was slain.  A lamb goes willingly to the slaughter no resistance.  The point is that Jesus is in you and YOU, THE SPIRIT YOU ONLY DESIRES TO DO THE WILL OF YOUR FATHER.  How do I know that? Because you are the righteousness of God in Christ and look what The Word of God says about the righteous.

The desire of the righteous is only good  Proverbs 11:23 King James Version

Your desire, the real you, is ONLY GOOD!!! And not only is your desire good but look what else Proverbs says about the desire of the righteous.

……but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

This is in line with Jesus word in Mark 11:24.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24 King James Version

If you know the story of Abraham you know that Abraham lied, was in fear about his wife and then tried to fulfill God’s place through the flesh.  Kinda sounds like us.  But ultimately Abraham fulfilled the plan of God and  he is the father of our faith even with all his mistakes and missteps.  Let that give you hope.  God says he KNOWS Abraham and if God knows Abraham He also knows you.  He trust what He’s put in you to get the job done.  So yes you should trust God but you should also know that God trust you.  Jesus could have anytime said, “No, I don’t want to go through with this and be crucified.”  But He said nevertheless not My will but Thy will be done.  This is the same thing you did when you gave your life to Christ.  You set in motion things that have changed your life forever and God loves you just as much as He loves Jesus so He would trust you no less than Jesus because He is depending on the Jesus in you (not the you in you) to get the job done.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!