JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE BLESSINGS OF DEUTERONOMY 28 PART 2

1“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God:

3Your towns and your fields
will be blessed.
4Your children and your crops
will be blessed.
The offspring of your herds and flocks
will be blessed.
5Your fruit baskets and breadboards
will be blessed.
6Wherever you go and whatever you do,
you will be blessed.
7“The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!

8“The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9“If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the LORD, and they will stand in awe of you.

11“The LORD will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.

Yesterday we ended the post letting you know not to disqualify yourself from the blessings because what you could not do God the Father has done through Jesus Christ.  Am I implying that you can live like a hellion do whatever you want and still be blessed?  Let me ask you a question, “Is the kindness and mercy of God a blessing?”  I would say it is.  I am not going to answer the question I stated earlier right now because someone will try to misconstrue what I am trying to say.  But I will let The Word of God answer for me.  Kindness and mercy is a blessing from God.  Poppa has offered Jesus to everyone, even those who refuse Him, so they have the same opportunity to be blessed as you do if you are a believer.  Let’s see what The Word says for people who are unthankful and even evil.

“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.  Luke 6:35 New Living Translation

Hmmm, so Poppa is KIND to the unthankful and the wicked (evil).  That is a blessing.  So now I will answer the question.  Yes a person who may be acting like a rascal, or even may be unsaved can be BLESSED!!!! How?  Because The Word of God says The Father still blesses them and He TELLS YOU TO BLESS THEM!!!

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  Matthew 5:44 KJV

So if you disagree that a person living a rough, rugged ungodly life cannot be blessed you are not disagreeing with me but The Word.  Sometimes we get so tied up with the big blessings we over look the little ones, like oxygen, like the warmth of sunlight so you don’t freeze.  Poppa gives to the good and the bad.  He always has been and always will be a BLESSER!!!

In the Old Testament it was do good get good, do bad get beat!!!!  Even then He created a way for them to still be blessed by offering sacrifices which was just a shadow of Jesus, the Ultimate Sacrifice.  That is not the case any longer. Jesus took the punishment for all our sins and as a result we have a right and benefit to all the blessings of God because of Christ not because of you or what you do or don’t do.  If it was left up to you and what you do and don’t do, you would be on your way to hell with gasoline draws on and so would I.  JESUS got our bad on the cross and we got all the good, all the blessing that was rightfully His. This is the reason Poppa sent Jesus to connect us back to Him by receiving Jesus and with Jesus FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS!!!  But like anything of faith they have to be received.  If you are not conscious that the blessings are yours and available you will go without.  If a person is sick and they do not know that by Jesus’ stripes they were healed they could continue on in poor health and even die when healing was available the whole time.

Now hopefully no one today will say, “Jesus wont heal sinners!”  That is not true! When Jesus was on Earth the ONLY people He healed was sinners.  That was all there was to heal.  He had not died yet let alone be resurrected.  So please…. understand because of Jesus’s obedience which was total,  ALL THE BLESSINGS CAN NOW COME ON YOU AND OVERTAKE YOU!!  Read them and eat them, meditate them to digest them and receive every blessing that The Word of God says He has blessed us with.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – YOU ARE A GIFT

These things spoke Jesus, and having lifted up His eyes to heaven, He said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son in order that the Son may glorify you, even as you gave to Him authority over all flesh, in order that all that you have given Him as a permanent gift, He should give to them life eternal  John 17: 1-2 Kenneth Wuest Translation.

DId you know that you are a gift from God to Jesus?  God gave you to Jesus as a permanent gift.  This is an awesome revelation when you think about Jesus and how He thinks.  First of all if God gave you a gift would you value it?  You have to really think about what I just asked you.  So God the Father, the Creator of the entire expanding universe gives you a gift.  What an honor, what a blessing, what a gift.  But that is exactly what God the Father has actually done.n “What gift has God given to me?”  To begin with He has given you the gift of life and if you are born again eternal life.  But more importantly  He has given you Christ as a gift.  And with Christ comes the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness.

For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 King James Version 

So when we look at both of these scriptures we see that God has given us to Jesus as a permanent gift  and he has given Jesus to us as a permanent gift.  One of the things that is important is to realize and know that Jesus loves His Father and that anything His Father gives Him, He values. So you are important and you are valuable to both Jesus and God the Father.  In this scripture Jesus was talking about his disciples but He also was talking about you.  In the story of Esther before she became queen, she was prepared for months to be “presented” to the king.  You are even more valuable to Jesus than that.  So know your value and know you are a gift to Jesus Himself.  If you think no one values you He does.  I’ll take Jesus’s opinion over mans any day.

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE BLESSINGS OF DEUTERONOMY 28 PART 1

1“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God: 3Your towns and your fields will be blessed. 4Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. 5Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. 6Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. 7“The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! 8“The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 9“If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the LORD, and they will stand in awe of you. 11“The LORD will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. 

I have said this many times, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law but He never redeemed us from the blessings so they are still yours and mine right now.   When you look at this part of this chapter I want you to stop and really pause and think, “Do I really believe I am blessed?”  Are you fully persuaded that you are the head and not the tail and above only and not beneath?  This is an important exercise because you don’t want to deceive yourself by mentally assenting to The Word instead of believing and receiving The Word.  I took sometime to really do this myself and I had to check myself.  When I studied in-depth what The Lord was really saying here it was surprising.  God the Father is very serious about blessing and particularly blessing you.  He has put everything in place thru Christ and His finished work.  Our only job is to believe. Now lets address a few hindrances to believing and receiving that you are blessed.  Lets use the King James Version for clarity.

1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.  Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV

Are you obedient ALL THE TIME? Do you do everything God says and fulfill all of His Laws?  If you say you do, we just identified a problem you may have called lying.  The truth is with the exception of Jesus none of us have or can.  This is why Jesus came. He is our obedience and when you accept Him you get credited with His obedience or righteousness and that qualifies you for all these blessings.  Now when that scripture says “come on you and overtake you” it means exactly what it says.  The blessing comes on you, it never leaves you.  It overtakes you, that means goes before you and causes favor with people and in situations.  The blessing comes with Christ so you should be expecting this each and every second of the day. In a commentary it stated, that the blessings which others so greedily follow after and never get will follow YOU and be thrown into your lap by special kindness.  That kindness is GRACE!!!! Think about that and we will pick up this topic tomorrow.

Alll the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FULLNESS

Because in Him there is continuously and permanently at home all the fullness of absolute deity in bodily fashion. And you are in Him, having been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him who is the Head of every principality and authority.  Colossians 2:8 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You’re full of it!  He’s full of it!  She’s full of it!  We’ve all heard this expression used and perhaps have used it ourselves on a few people.  And more than likely it probably was not in a positive way.  However if you are a believer, guess what?  You are full of it!  Full of power, full of glory, full of healing, full of health, full of wealth, full of life, full of love, full of grace and truth because you are full of JESUS.  Do you realize what the scripture above is saying?  That scripture is saying that in Jesus dwells continually and permanently  ALL THE FULLNESS OF ABSOLUTE DEITY.  Who is this absolute deity? That would be God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  So although they are three distinct beings it was the Father’s will that all of them be placed into One being, JESUS.

The real joy is in the reason that God the Father did this. He didn’t do this for Himself or Jesus or for the Holy Spirit.  He did it because He knew that everything He would do for and through believers He would do it through Jesus His Son. So His purpose and goal was so that ALL of His fullness would be made available for the benefit of the church. That’s you and me!!!  “Well how does that benefit me?”  It benefits you because ALL of God is in you and all of Jesus and all of the Holy Spirit, so whatever is in Jesus is in you!!! You are in Him and He is in you!

I am in them and You are in Me. May they be made completely one, so the world may know You have sent Me and have loved them as You have loved Me. John 17:23 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Now lets look at our opening text scripture and break it down piece by piece.

And you are in Him, having been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him Who is the Head of every principality and authority. Colossians 2:8 Kenneth Wuest Translation

God’s Word declared that you have been completely filled full with the present result that you are in a state of fullness, in Him Who is the Head of every principality and authority.

“Well I sure don’t feel full?” When has God ever been limited to what you feel?  When you wake up and realize that no matter what you do in the natural earth realm as a job that your REAL FULL TIME JOB is being a BELIEVER, things will change forever.  You have to renew your mind to that, we all do and I tell you I am about it.  You are not called to operate in the fullness of your flesh you are called to operate in the fullness of God which is in your spirit.  You are a spirit filled BELIEVER!! That is who you are and that is what you are.  Now what would you think of a car that thought it was a bike? Now I know that is ridiculous but that is my point.  If that car could talk and you tried to start it and it did not move but instead said to you, “If you could just start to pedal me I will get us going.”  That is preposterous.  It’s no more preposterous than for you as a believer to be living and operating off what you see and feel instead of The Word of God.

I want to share with you something that is extremely interesting about being a believer and should provoke you to be who you are even more.  I once heard Kenneth E. Hagin bring up a very valid point about the New Testament books after Jesus’s crucifixion. He said, ” Did you ever noticed that John in his gospels never mentions faith in connection with prayer?  Then when you get to the Acts and then you go on over to the Epistles written to the church, Paul wrote half of them Paul, Peter, James, John, Jude….. not one single time does anybody ever writing to the church(in those books) ever encourage them or tell them to believe or to have faith. Did you ever notice that? Now why? Because that’s who they are!  They are believers.”    I had never noticed that until this time.  But Brother Hagin did not end there he went on to make a shocking inditement.  He said, “Our having to encourage people to believe and have faith is a result of The Word of God having lost its reality in our lives.”

What is Brother Hagin saying?  He is saying that believing The Word of God should be as simple and easy as breathing air to us as believers.  It should be like a fish swimming, or a bird flying because that is who we are…BELIEVERS and that is what we do…BELIEVE!!!!  When we do that then we will simply lay hands on the sick and they will recover, stunted arms will grow out, missing limbs will be restored because the same Jesus that did this while He was here on the Earth is in us. His fullness, all the fullness of God is in us. But you have to believe it’s in you and its yours. We must become fullness conscious. So conscious of God’s fullness that we can’t help but through Christ heal the sick, raise the dead and all the greater works that Jesus said we would do.  But what was the key to the greater works? BELIEVING!!

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

Believe that you are in a state of FULLNESS. Be fullness conscious all the time!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “YOU ARE PERFECT!”

For all The Fullness of The Deity dwells in him bodily. And you also are completed in him, who is The Head of all Principalities and Powers  Colossians 2:9-10 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

Have you ever heard or said, “Well, nobody’s perfect!”  Sure you have, we have all said it probably at one time or another.  But let’s see what God’s Word says about it because that is the thing that matters.

The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. Psalm 138:8 KJV

The word perfect in that verse is the Hebrew word gamar.  It means to end, come to an end or complete.

Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year. Hebrews 10:1 Holman Christian Standard Bible

The word perfect in the above verse is the greek word teleioo.  Very similar to the Hebrew word gamar.  Teleioo means to  to bring to an end, to complete, perfect, to consummate, bring to its end stage.  The verse shows the greatness of the New Testament versus the Old as it says that the law could never perfect the worshippers(you) because it was just a shadow.

For he found fault with them, and he said, “Behold, the days are coming, says THE LORD JEHOVAH, and I will perfect a New Covenant for the family of the house of Israel and for the family of the house of Judah.” Hebrews 8:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

We are of the house of Judah just as Jesus was and it is through Him that we are of that house.  We are also spiritual Israel.  The Lord Himself here says the New Covenant will be perfect and it is.  He never said that of the Old covenant.  So what we have is a multiplicity of scriptures that talk about us being or becoming complete or perfect.  How is that?  Because the New Covenant is all about and all for US.  So what does this have to do with you with all your apparent faults and mistakes and missteps?  EVERYTHING!!!  Because you are in Him, in Christ Jesus, The Word says YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM. Not that you are going to be but you are.  The law could never make you perfect but Jesus Who is GRACE and TRUTH has made you perfect in and through Himself.  It’s not based on what you done or have not done.  Look at this scripture

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what He suffered  Hebrews 2:10 New International Version

God the Father made Jesus the man PERFECT through what “HE” suffered.  Not what you suffer.  You have no business suffering because He already suffered for you.  If we all were going to suffer, then Jesus could have stayed at home, saved Himself the beating, the spit, the crown of thorns and everything else.  Because Jesus was made perfect and you are in Him YOU ARE PERFECT!!!!

Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. I John 4:17 KJV

By this Love(God the Father) is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. I John 4:17 NET Bible

So our love is even made perfect through Jesus.  Our perfection is in Christ not in ourselves. So if Jesus says you are perfect, who are you going to believe? Are you going to believe Him, the world or yourself?

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT…….

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – GOD OR FATHER?

“And I have revealed to them Your Name, and I am revealing it, so that the love with which You have loved Me shall be in them, and I shall be in them.”   John 17:26 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

What Name is Jesus talking about that He has revealed to  the disciples and is revealing to us?  The Name “FATHER”.  Do you know whenever Jesus was speaking personally HE NEVER EVER called His Father, God?  As Brother Hagin would say, “Oh if this truth would ever dawn on you!!!”  The only time Jesus personally referred to His Father as God, was when He was on the cross and God turned His back on Him when he took all of our sins, and the sin of every person ever to be born past, present and future upon Himself.  He then said, “My God! My God!  Why have you forsaken Me?”  It’s a powerful and wonderful thing to ponder and take time giving thought to the truth that Jesus NEVER knew the feeling or the fact prior to that moment of being separated from the Father.  As a matter of truth I believe the thing that He dreaded the most, that made Him sweat blood in the Garden of Gethsamne was knowing that when that moment came He would be severed from the Father for a period of time.  I believe that he dreaded this more than the spit, beating, whippings, crown of thorns and even the crucifixion.

If that is how Jesus felt imagine how the Father felt.  What many  believers fail to realize or give serious thought to is that God the Father HAS FEELINGS!!!  He has feelings, He is just not led by His feelings.  But they are feelings no less.  When you understand this you will begin to see Him more as a Father and less as “just God.”  I am not demeaning Who or What God is by no means.  This has to be a revelation to you.  Jesus is our ultimate example, not a preacher but Jesus, Who is The Word!!  If Jesus refers to Him as Father almost exclusively so should you.  This makes your relationship more personal, more intimate, more loving, more paternal, more caring and you will realize how much you are cared for.  In John 17 alone Jesus calls Him Father at least 6 times and He talks about the Name Father even more than that.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it and read  it yourself.  Throughout His time here He constantly spoke of God personally as “My Father” and so should you.  It will change your relationship and the way you see Poppa.  Jesus even specifically addresses this after He was raised from the dead.  Why?  Because an actual change had taken place.  Before He died and was risen He always called Him “My Father or The Father.”  But afterwards look at what He said.

Jesus saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and Your Father; and to My God, and Your God.  John 20:17 KJV

Notice how He said, “to My Father and Your Father”.  Because Jesus died and you have been born again, God is now and forever YOUR FATHER!!!  Take sometime to think about that.  Renew your mind to that and watch you life go to a new level of confidence and assurance knowing God is YOUR FATHER!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT DOUBT Part 2

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

Yesterday we talked about doubt. We defined doubt as is the Greek word diakrino and it means I distinguish, discern, doubt, hesitate I separate, distinguish, discern one thing from another; I doubt, hesitate, waver. The main meaning of the word diakrino is to make a difference. We talked about Jesus brought up speaking to a mountain after they saw him speak to a tree. In comparison to a mountain a tree is small, miniscuile even. What Jesus was saying was, “Don’t make a difference between speaking to a tree and a mountain.” Perhaps that does not bring this home for you. Jesus was saying, in today’s terms, “Don’t make a difference between a headache and cancer. Don’t make a difference between a $25 dollar debt and a $250,000 debt.  Now you may be wondering, “How in the world am I supposed to do that?  Jesus gave the answer to that question as well.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  Mark 11:22 KJV

Jesus’ answer to them was to, “Have faith in God.”   The actual translation of what He said can be read in the Douay-Rheims Bible Version.
And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God. Mark 11:22 Douay-Rheims Bible  Version

The answer is “HAVE” the faith of God.  He saying, “Here! HAVE THE FAITH OF GOD!” Use God’s faith to bring it to pass.  Can you see God saying, “Light be and then closing His Eyes to peek and see if it actually works?”  Of course not.  You know this is how God operates. He believes then He Speaks.  But this is not just how He functions. We do the same thing.

But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

So God the Father and Jesus want us to HAVE the same faith God Himself has and then believe and then speak and don’t doubt. Don’t make a difference whether we feel or think its something big or small.  Don’t make a difference.  By Jesus telling us to not make a difference He is essentially telling us, “There is no difference between a headache and cancer.”  Human beings look at things in terms of hard or easy and that came as a result of eating from the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil.”  God the Father never intended for man to even know about doubt.  If you have knowledge of doubt then you have the opportunity to doubt.  That knowledge of it (which is evil) creates the possibility for it.   Viruses and germs had no authority or ability to harm Adam and his wife.  The animals could not attack them and would not. Why?  Because Adam had authority and ability over them.  Jesus has restored this authority and ability to believers through His Glory which He gave to us in John 17:22.  However you have to know this and be conscious of it. Be conscious of your authority. Be conscious of your ability in, through and by Christ. It’s the same authority and ability that Christ Himself has because we are His Body.  So I encourage you, BELIEVE don’t DOUBT.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “DOUBT” Part 1

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

Doubt. We’ve all been faced with it.  We’ve all dealt with it at one time or another and if you  say you have not I doubt you are telling the truth.  LOL.  The great thing is we can depend on someone greater than ourselves to help rid our life of doubt in any area and that person is our Lord Jesus.  In the above scripture, Jesus was telling His disciples a secret. The key to this secret is what He was talking about right before He spoke this scripture that Brother Kenneth Hagin made so popular, people thought the name of the scripture was Hagin 11:23.    The day before this scripture takes place Jesus came to a tree looking for fruit.  He found none on it so he said to it,  “No man eat fruit from you now or hereafter.”  The disciples were with Him and heard what He said and they continued on to the town where they were going.  The next day when they left town they passed by the same tree and noticed it was completely dried up from the roots overnight.  His disciples were astonished  at how quickly it had dried up and called Jesus’s attention to it because Jesus had paid the tree no attention after speaking to it.  This is where we pick up with the above scripture.

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23 KJV

So in response to their amazement that the tree actually did what Jesus told it to do, Jesus told them that WHOEVER, not just HIM but WHOEVER shall say to this mountain that they were by at the time (and yes it was a real mountain),”Be removed and be thou cast into the sea; AND SHALL NOT DOUBT in his heart (not his head), but shall  believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall HAVE WHATSOEVER HE SAITH.  Now let me ask you a question. Would you like to HAVE whatsoever you saith?  The answer for most people is NO.  Why?  First of all they don’t believe what they say. Second of all most people, even believers talk and speak death and negativity so if they had what they said unfortunately they would be dead.  You have to make a conscious choose to fix this and stop saying, “My feet are killing me or I am dying for a piece of cake.”  That kind of talk will need to be removed from your life because you will have what you say. Jesus said so here and in the book of Proverbs.

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.          Proverbs 18:21 New Living Translation

Make a decision to watch and guard the words coming out of your mouth. Then you will be ready to move on to the real meat of our message today.  So remember the main reason Jesus talked to the disciples about not doubting was because of what He did to the tree and their amazement.  Again they were amazed that the tree actually did what Jesus said. I believe Jesus was amazed that they were so shocked so He decided to use this as a teachable moment.  Lets look again at what He said.

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23 KJV

The key word we’re are focusing on is doubt.  The word doubt there is the Greek word diakrino and it means  I distinguish, discern, doubt, hesitate I separate, distinguish, discern one thing from another; I doubt, hesitate, waver.  The main meaning of the word diakrino is to make a difference.  Now always keep scriptures in context and the context included the fig tree which He cursed.  If you pay attention you will see that Jesus brought up speaking to a mountain after they saw Him speak to a tree.  In comparison to a mountain a tree is small, minuscule even.  What Jesus was saying was, “Don’t make a difference between speaking to a tree and a mountain.”  Perhaps that does not bring this home for you.  Jesus was saying, in today’s terms, “Don’t make a difference between a headache and cancer.  Don’t make a difference between a $25 dollar debt and a $250,000 debt. Why?  Because you are now doubting, you are making a difference and that is what doubt really is. To make a difference.  Do you know how many dreams are not pursued because of doubt?  Because the person needs millions to bring their dream to pass and they can see if it was $250 dollars but 2.5 million they cannot figure out how that kind of money would ever get into their hands. I’ll answer that for you and it may shock you.  You know why most people CAN get their hands on $250?  Because they BELIEVE they CAN.  It’s the same reason most people CAN’T get their hands on 2.5 million dollars. They DON’T BELIEVE they CAN.  We will finish this up tomorrow but you need to grab a hold of this teaching and never let it go. It’s God’s Word.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALL THINGS ARE NOW READY

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And  he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  Revelation 21:3-6  KJV

Do you realize how many things are now complete, done and finished because of Jesus?  If you don’t you could wind up waiting to get things in Heaven that are available and yours to receive right now.  Jesus’ finished work is so amazing and full it takes deliberate and accurate reading to really see that what appears to be meant for later is a finished work and on the menu for order now.  Let’s look at today’s topic scripture and The Holy Ghost and I will show you what we mean. John starts this scripture of talking about he saw a new Heaven and a new Earth.   This tense seems to definitely put this in a different time.  However verse three uses the word ‘Behold”.  The word behold means ‘look or look at here’.  That means there is something to be seen right now.  Next it says the tabernacle of God is with men.  One of Jesus’ Name’s is Immanuel. That Name means God is with of.  Colossians also says, “In Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the God head bodily.  So Jesus Himself is a tabernacle for God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  The remaining portions of verse three continue to state things that have already happened.  Doesn’t God already dwell with you through Jesus Christ?  Aren’t we already God’s people?  Yes, in fact we are His Children.  We already established that God is with us and He is already our God.  Now lets move on to verse four.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Think about this? Haven’t you had situations where God has wiped the tears from your eyes. He delivered you and brought out and turned that situation around and healed your body.  The main reason for no more tears is that you are born again and delivered from eternal damnation.  You have passed from death unto life because of Christ.  Look at what Romans 6:9 says.

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Romans 6:9  King James Version.

If death hath no more dominion over Christ and you are in Christ then death hath no more dominion over you.  Verse four goes on to say there shall be no more sorrow, or crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Why?  Because the former things ARE passed away.  ‘Are’ is past tense.  After this Jesus Himself speaks.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

Jesus says in verse five that, “Behold, (Look) I make all things new.  Then He told John to write because these words ARE faithful and true.  Faith is always present tense, not going to be.   Then if you were not convinced already, Jesus seals the deal and says, “It is DONE!!”.  The same words He used in the last few minutes on the cross.  It is finished.  This is a revelation in the book of Revelation.  See it the way Jesus sees it and to you it will be done.  No more sorrow, no more pain.  Don’t take one pain big or small in your physical body.  He said the former or old things have passed away.  They are gone.  Don’t wait until you get to Heaven to receive the benefits of eternal life.   Eternal life is yours right here and right now.  Believe and receive!  Amen!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT STAND STILL vs. SIT STILL

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.  Ruth 3:18 King James Version

If you are familiar with the story of Ruth and Boaz you may or may not know that Boaz is a picture of Christ Jesus our Redeemer. Boaz is a kinsman redeemer for the family of Ruth and Naomi.  After meeting Boaz and gleaning in his field and already gaining favor with him, Ruth wonders and seems to be a bit anxious about what will happen next.  But notice the wisdom of Naomi as she tells Ruth to ‘sit still’ my daughter until you know how the matter will fall.   The word matter there is the Hebrew word dabar.  The word dabar means word.  So you can say, “Sit still, until you know how the WORD will fall or lie: for the man (Boaz/Jesus) will not rest until He has finished the thing this day.  Jesus did not stop until He said, “It is finished!” on the Cross.  The interesting thing is that Naomi told Ruth to ‘sit still’ even though her and Ruth needed  this deliverance.  Under the law a similar statement was said when the children of Israel were anxious about a much needed deliverance.

But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.  Exodus 14:13 New Living Translation

Notice in this case with Moses, Moses told the people ‘stand still’.  Would you agree that sitting is a more comfortable position than even standing? When you are seated you can rest and relax your body. You can take a complete rest. And if you are seated with Jesus you can rest even more.  Let’s look at Jesus being told to sit down by The Father.

David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”‘  Mark 12:36 NIV

Here David foresaw God the Father telling Jesus to sit down until I put your enemies under your feet.

When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand  Mark 16:19 New Living Translation 

So Jesus is seated at the right hand of The Father.  So where are you?

For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.  Ephesians 2:6 New Living Translation

So we were raised up with Christ when He was raised and we have been seated with Him in the Heavenly realms because we are united with Him.  We are seated in the place of honor ‘with Christ’.  One of the big things to consider is that Moses told the children of Israel to “stand still and see the salvation of the Lord which He will show you today.”  They only saw the salvation.  We HAVE SALVATION, because we HAVE Jesus, Yeshua which means God saves. We also have eternal salvation that means we are forever preserved, delivered, prospered, healthy and saved.  This has all been done for us by Jesus.  He did not rest until EVERYTHING was finished.  He finished the matter.  He fulfilled the law and now we are no longer under the law but under GRACE Who is Jesus!!!!!  Whatever you are facing sit still for Jesus has already finished the matter.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!