TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – YOUR FULL TIME JOB

Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the One He has sent.”  John 6:29 New Living Translation

Have you ever thought about what the world considers a full-time job.  When you think about it, you see right off the back that it’s a lie.  “What do you mean Brother Vincent?”  I mean do you work at your job 24 hours a day seven days a week?  Of course not.  So to be completely truthful even a job that someone is working 60-70 hours a week in is not a full-time job.  Everyone has simply accepted what that world has classified as full-time but really they are all part-time jobs.  But we are not talking about the world here, we are talking about believers.  Believers do have a full-time job.  Not all of them go to work but they do have a full-time job.  What is that work or job?  BELIEVING!!!

Look at the above mentioned scripture.  This is Jesus Our Lord and Saviour talking.  He said, “This is the only WORK God wants from you:  Believe in the One He has sent.”  So what Jesus is saying the only work the Father wants from you is to believe in His Son.  Did He say just believe in Him when you go to work? No.  Did He say just believe in Him when you have a problem?  No.  He said BELIEVE.  This believing here is perpetual and infinite.  How do I know that?  Because Poppa never changes.  In Genesis chapter 1, God said, “Let there be light!!!”   There is still that light today and scientist have proven that the universe continues to expand right up until now.  Why?  Because God never said, “Light stop!”  Jesus never said, “Stop believing.”  He simply said, “Believe in the One He has sent.”  Understand that this is your full-time job.  You are to be believing all the time.  When you wake up, when you go to sleep.  When you go to work, when you go to the movies, when you watch TV.  How can I do that?  Easy!  Simply understand that it’s not hard to do when you know that that is who and what you are.  YOU ARE A BELIEVER!!!! That is what you do you believe!!!  Do you understand your full-time job now.  If not, read it again.  If so, GET TO WORK!!!

All the ‘blessed’  to you!!! Shalom!

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 YOUR NATURE PART 2

But now, having been set free from the sinful nature and having been made bondslaves of God, you are having your fruit resulting in holiness, and the consummation, life eternal.  Romans 6:22 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Yesterday we talked about things that were “NEVER YOURS” as a believer because of you being chosen before the beginning of time by God to be in Him through Christ Jesus.   Sickness, disease, fear, lack and even death are a part of the sinful nature.  The scripture above declares you have been set free from the sinful nature.  What does set free mean?  You are no longer in any bondage to it or obligated to fulfill any responsibility to the sinful nature because you are free.  Free to live a life committed and dedicated to God, this is holiness.   Then in addition to that the consummation of that holiness is eternal life.  Eternal life is the greek word aionios  and it means to have the same quality of life as God the Father and Jesus. To live the same way they live in Heaven’s sinless abode.  But this does not mean you live that way only when you get to Heaven.  No this life exist outside of time, in time and beyond time and is your now as a present possession.  But it is received and manifested by Grace Who is Jesus, through faith (our believing what He said He has DONE).

But where the sin was augmented, the grace superabounded with more added to that, in order that just as the aforementioned sin reigned as king in the sphere of death, thus also the aforementioned grace might reign as king through righteousness, resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord  Romans 5:20-21 Kenneth Wuest Translation

So believe that you are righteous.  This is the first step in walking in this freedom from all the effects and devastation of the sinful nature.  Notice the scripture says that GRACE reigns THRU righteousness unto or resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Take sometime to meditate that.  You will begin to notice changes in your body and situations and circumstances because sin no longer has any dominion over you. You are free and The Blood of Jesus cleanses you from ALL sin past, present and future.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR NATURE

How is it possible for us, such persons as we are, who have been separated once for all from the sinful nature, any longer to live in its grip?  Roman 6:2 Kenneth Wuest Translation

As a born again believer, do you realize you have been given an entirely new life and nature?  You have been given the very life and shalom of Jesus Himself.  You have not been given a lesser life but exact same life and shalom that The Father and Jesus  have.   Because of you dying with Jesus and having been raised with Him, worry, fear, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, lack are things that are no longer yours because Jesus bore each and every single one of those things and more for  you in His own Body of the Cross.  And since the Bible says that The Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world, that means He did this before the world or time ever began.  This means that He took away things that were “never mine” in the first place.

You never were suppose to be sick. You never were suppose to be broke.  You never were suppose to be in fear.  You never were suppose to even know about evil.  You never were ever suppose to grow old, get weak and die.  These things were never in The Father’s plan for anyone.  They came as a result of sin and the sinful nature.

For the One Who died once for all stands in the position of a permanent relationship of freedom from the sinful nature. Romans 6:7 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I once heard Brother Copeland say this.  He said “Jesus wasn’t free because He didn’t sin.  Jesus didn’t sin because He was free.”  Until Jesus took our sin upon Himself, He was in the position of a permanent relationship of freedom from the sinful nature.  So not only was He not sick.  He could not become sick!!!  Why? Because sickness only came thru sin.  He was and is today completely free from sin and so are you.  Don’t take my word for it take The Word for it!!!.

Thus, also, as for you, you be constantly counting upon the fact that, on the one hand, you are those who have been separated from the sinful nature, and, on the other, that you are living ones with respect to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You have been separated and circumcised from the sinful nature and it has no authority over you.  You may ask, “Well if that’s true then how did Jesus die.  Think about this.  They beat Jesus and whipped Him until His whole back was one STRIPE with no skin on it. That did not kill Him.  They pressed thorns on His head.  That did not kill Him. They hung Him on the Cross, that did not kill Him. How did he die then.  The scripture says He became ‘obedient’ unto death. In other words He said  “Okay death!” and yielded up His Spirit to His Father and died.  They could not kill him.  You are going to have to take sometime and study this out but any area of the sinful nature that tries to affect your life, it cannot stay unless you say “okay’. It does not have the legal right and it knows it but the key is DO YOU KNOW IT?  The Truth does not make you free.  It’s the TRUTH that you know is what makes you free.  You are free from the sinful nature in all of its ways, shapes and forms.  That nature contains things that were NEVER MINE and I don’t receive any of it.   Read this poem and I pray the Lord gives you even greater understanding.

NEVER MINE

By Vincent H. Ivory

Poppa because of what You’ve done

You burned me up inside Your Son

Now righteousness now can’t be undone

Eternal salvation and a life of fun

“Fun you say?” Yes fun indeed

Poppa lets me drive at His Speed

He removed the reins and gave Him/Me the lead

He let me ride upon His steed

Why is it fun? Because there’s no end

Except the sanctimonious end of sin

And hasatan and all his kin

He should have known he’d never win

But stupid is as stupid does

You can’t destroy I AM, I IS, I WAS

Let all the angels declare the buzz

His Grace abounds and all because…..

The One whose full of Grace and Truth

The One so many think is uncouth.

The One with more hits than Babe Ruth

The One Who gives unending youth

The One Who created and controls all time.

The One Who when known is so sublime

The One Who was punished but did no crime

Who took away things that were never mine

What things are these? The fear of death

The uncertainty of when is my last breath

Who gave me all when I had nothing left

The One who hid Moses within the cleft

The One Who grafted us in as a limb

When others saw trash He saw a gem

The One Who saw us bright when we were oh so dim

The One Who made us just like Him!!!

Thank you Poppa!!

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

© 2015 by VINCENT H. IVORY.USE BY PERMISSION ONLY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT WEEKEND EDITION-YOUR MOST HOLY FAITH

But, as for you, divinely loved ones, building yourselves up constantly in the sphere of and by means of your most holy Faith, and as constantly praying in the sphere of and by means of the Holy Spirit, with watchful care keep yourselves within the sphere of God’s love, expectantly looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ resulting in life eternal. Jude 1:20 Kenneth Wuest Translation

What is your most “holy faith?”   Strong’s dictionary describes it as  faith  which came from God and is therefore to be heeded most sacredly.  The word holy is the Greek word hagios and it means to be separate or set apart for God by God for an exclusive reason or purpose or person.  What that means is that God the Father has set apart praying in the Spirit FOR YOU as a gift.  This is similar to the way Jesus was set apart as a gift for us.  Did you know that if you are a believer you were set apart by the Father as a gift for Jesus?  YOU ARE HOLY!  Let’s prove that Jesus is a gift from the Father to you and you are a gift to Jesus by The Word.

Answered Jesus and said to her, If you knew the gratuitous gift of God, and Who it is Who is saying to you, Give me to drink, you would in that case have asked Him and He would have given to you water which is alive.  John 4;10 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Here Jesus is talking to the woman at the well and tell her if she only knew the gratuitous gift of God in which He was speaking of Himself.  So not only was Jesus a gift but He knew He was a gift.  This indicates to us that we should know who and what we are because Jesus knows Who and What He is. Now lets look at us being a gift to Jesus.

The sheep which are mine are in the habit of listening to my voice, and I know them by experience, and they take the same road that I take with me, and I give to them life eternal. And they shall positively not perish, never. And no one will snatch them by force out of my hand. My Father who gave them to me as a permanent gift is greater than all. And no one is able to be snatching them by force out of the hand of my Father. I and the Father are one in essence.  John 10:27-30 Kenneth Wuest Translation

So here Jesus details that ‘the sheep which are His’, thats believers, were given to Him by The Father as a permanent gift.  You were separated out as belonging to Jesus and Jesus was set apart as belonging to you.  You belong to Him, He belongs to you.  You’re His sweetheart!!   I know that is a secular song but I like to sing it to myself but see God the Father singing it to me. Do you know what the word sweetheart means?    It means a person that one is in love with. It also means a particularly lovable or pleasing person.  This is the ONLY way God sees you because He sees you thru Christ.   He does not see your faults or failures and missteps because He put those away and placed all your sins and missing the marks on Christ. Many believers don’t understand or know this.  Unfortunately they think God is waiting for them to blow it so He can fry them with a lighting bolt for doing wrong.  But that is not my God or my Father. He is Love. He is Grace. Jesus and He are One and the Bible says Jesus is FULL of GRACE and TRUTH.  And the Father has set aside Jesus and all of His Grace and Truth and Love and Favor just for you!.  Think about that this weekend. Think about all the Holy or set apart things the Father already has given to you and receive them by faith.

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!