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 – 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!