JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE “BOOTH” Part 2

… because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 Berean Study Bible

** If you missed yesterday’s post be sure to take a few moments and read it now**

Yesterday we talked about how believers and unbelievers alike are many times placed and voluntarily seated in the waiting booth  of qualifying for the blessings of God already paid for by Jesus Christ at the Cross.  The Cross is not a place of defeat!  It looked like a place of defeat to the natural eye and to the devil.  But it is the place of the most astounding and complete victory ever to take place for all eternity.  There, Jesus became obedient to death only for the purpose of a hidden agenda of defeating and wiping out sin and death ONCE and FOR ALL!!!  His life and obedience and death are the spiritual credit report that qualifies the world to be reconciled to God and partake of His divine nature and all that comes with it. Many times preachers will preach this qualifying sermon because they themselves are still under the law. They preach the ten commandments and other law based things when we are now under a entirely different dispensation.  Imagine someone going to you and saying, “What are you doing riding in a car.  You need to be riding a horse!!! We all started on horses and that’s where you need to be on a horse or  in a buggy.”  You would look at them like they were crazy and say, “You keep riding that horse. Let me know how it works out for you, especially in the winter time.”    There is something that ALL BELIEVERS need to know today and this is vital. WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW ANYMORE WE ARE UNDER GRACE!!! Once again, don’t take my word for it, take THE WORD for it.

Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. Romans 6:14 New Living Translation

Christ is the end of the Law, in order to bring righteousness to everyone who believes.  Romans 10:4  Berean Study Bible 

Do you know what END means?  The end means the end!  The end of  the movie is the end of the movie. There is nothing else to see.  There is nothing else of the law for believers to see or do.  CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW.  If you try to live  under the law or let someone tell you you have to live under the law they are putting you back in the booth.  If you don’t wake up you will be there until Jesus comes and will learn that you could have enjoyed all He had freely given at great cost to Him and The Father.  You cannot qualify or pay for something when you are spiritually and naturally bankrupt. Man was bankrupt, insolvent. They had no way or no means to save themselves  and this is why God the Father sent Jesus to reconcile the world back to Himself because ONLY HE COULD DO IT!!! Not your law keeping, not your good works, not your qualifying only HIS GRACE and GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS.

So …… if you are in the booth get out NOW!!!! If you are out of the booth STAY OUT and don’t let ANYONE drag you back in.  GRACE is the way of the Kingdom!! The Gospel of Grace is the true Gospel or Good News because GRACE is not a thing it is the Person of Jesus Christ!!!!

We will continue this tomorrow and if you missed yesterday go back and read it please.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE “BOOTH!”

… because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are sanctified.  Hebrews 10:14 Berean Study Bible

Have you ever gone to a car dealer to purchase a car?  The salesmen comes out and then you look at the car and decide which one, and then he takes you to the booth.  It could be a cubicle, or another area but for all practical purpose its a waiting area until all the paperwork and mainly the financial portion of the transaction is all clear.  Most people are buying cars or trucks on credit so they have to get a credit check to see if they qualify

If they qualify and everything checks out, they can go home with the vehicle and can keep the car as long as they make all their payments.  Miss a few payments and a certain truck pulls up to one’s residence to reclaim what was theirs the whole time. Why was it really their’s the whole time.  Because the car was not fully paid for.  Some people are fine as they wait in the booth but others are sweating hoping their credit is good enough and that this blemish or that blemish does not shut down the whole deal.  I remember one time getting a vehicle and I had it for a week and they called me back and said you need to put down more money. Thank God that Salvation and Righteousness are not like that.  JESUS PAID IT ALL and He will never repossesses YOUR salvation because He gave it to you not based on what you did or could pay, but based on what He did!!!

Why am I bringing this up?  Because I continue to hear good and well meaning preachers in most cases,  knowingly or unknowingly dupe believers and unbelievers alike into thinking and believing that they have to qualify for the blessings and benefits of the Kingdom when Jesus already paid in full for you to HAVE EVERYTHING.

What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you my shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.  John 14;27 Complete Jewish Bible.

Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. THAT’S EVERYTHING.  Jesus just said He is leaving with you shalom. He then made it even clearer and said, “I am giving you My Shalom.”  Now look at what He says next.  “I don’t give the way the world gives.”  And finally He says as a result of that “Don’t let yourself be upset or frightened.”    When a man or woman of God tell you that you have to qualify for the blessings of God they are “putting you in the booth.”  They are telling you to look at yourself and see if you have any sin in your life because if you do your spiritual credit is not good enough to receive what Jesus bought and paid and GAVE YOU ALREADY.  I don’t care who the preacher is,  how anointed he  or she is suppose to be and how long they have been in ministry THIS IS WRONG and completely against scripture.  Check out Romans 8:32.

New Living Translation
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

English Standard Version
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

Berean Study Bible
He who did not spare His own Son but gave up Him for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?

Berean Literal Bible
For He who spared not the own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, with Him, grant us all things?

New American Standard Bible
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?

King James Bible
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

I see the word freely. I see the word graciously.  I see the word grant. You don’t pay back a grant you pay back a loan.  Poppa did not give us Jesus on a loan if we do good.  Jesus does not bless us based on our works or actions.  He blesses us based on His finished perfect work.

… because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 Berean Study Bible

You have a decision to make.  Are you going to let some preacher or person who is ignorant of how righteousness works and GRACE (God’s undeserved unmerited favor which reigns thru righteousness) put you back in the booth to qualify? Or are you going to take God’s Word that its paid for and go home with your salvation and blessings fully paid for?

We will pick this up tomorrow.  All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT-WEEKEND EDITION- OVERCOMING THE WORLD!!!

…because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

As we come face to face with a new year, new President and administration, many people are concerned about the country and more importantly their families and themselves. What will happen as a result of the new leader who is chosen? How will this affect them financially and many other questions. Many believers are concerned as well and to a certain degree we all should be but not to the point of fear and worry. Why? Because we are in the world but not of the world. Our health and well being does not depend does not depend on the resources of this world. Now if as a believer you have no knowledge of this or simply don’t believe that that is true, you may have reason for concern, but allow me to dispel any doubt you may have. The Word of God says in the book of Hosea, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” Lack in any form is sin and Romans 6:14 declares that, “Sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under GRACE (Who is Jesus).”

Our topic text says: …because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

If you are born again, you are born of God!!! If you are born of God YOU ARE CONSTANTLY COMING OFF VICTORIOUS OVER THE WORLD. “Well, Brother Vincent, my life sure does not look like I am coming off victorious over the world.” I understand but this is where you have to make a decision. Are you going to believe your circumstances or The Word of The Father. The issue may be, “Do you believe The Word?” You may be what Brother Copeland calls mentally assenting to The Word or agreeing with your mouth but not really believe it in your heart where it matters. Do a test, check your mouth and thoughts. What have you been thinking and saying about circumstances that don’t line up and agree with The Word? Look at this verse.
Who is he who is constantly coming off victorious over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? I John 5:5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You will probably say, “I believe Jesus is the Son of God!!” Okay great!! Do you believe that Jesus has conquered the world? He told you He did.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

If your were a growing fetus inside your mothers womb still and your Mom was eating Wendy’s that day for dinner, guess what you would be having for dinner? WENDY’S. Why? Because you are in your Mom and whatever your Mom is getting or ingesting is what will be passed to you. If you are a believer YOU ARE IN CHRIST!! Since you are in Christ ALL that CHRIST IS AND HAS AND HAS DONE IS YOURS!!! His overcoming the world is your overcoming the world. His victory over the world is your victory over the world. Believe that and you will walk in victory in every area of your life. God the Father has given you the victory thru your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! Receive it!! Take it!!!

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

Exercise your God given rights based on The Word knowing that you have the victory and regardless of who is in the White House and your house will be just fine!! Shalom!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE Part 1

…..for the law of the Spirit, that of the life in Christ Jesus, freed you once for all from the law of the sinful nature and of death. Romans 8:2 Kenneth Wuest Translation.

  • The Law of the Spirit
  • That of the Life in Christ Jesus (whose life you have)
  • Freed you once for all
  • From the law of the sinful nature and death

The Word of God is powerful! It’s alive! The Word says it is and I believe it! How about you?  This scripture is absolutely full term pregnant with answers, secrets, promises and ways out of a number of things that the world says are normal.  When you were not born again, you were under the law and the curse of the law.  Unfortunately, if a person is still trying to earn God’s favor and blessings  and Heaven by doing good works and not doing this or doing that, they are still under the curse of the law.  That is what God the Father and Jesus see as self-righteousness. To make it more clear for you, when someone tries to live that way its the equivalent of slapping God the Father and Jesus in the face and saying, “God you didn’t have to send Jesus, I can make my own way by not doing this and then I will do that and then I won’t do this. I will create my own righteousness. That is never going to work. If it did God the Father would have never sent Jesus to die anyway.

However if you accept the finished work of Christ then you can enjoy the benefit of the above scripture and be free from the sinful nature and death.  I am not saying that you will never commit another sin I am simply saying it won’t affect your right standing with God the Father. Why? Because your standing with God comes from Jesus not you.  Jesus is righteous.  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You’re not righteous on your own. The only reason you have any righteousness at all is because of Jesus. Jesus took all your sins and condemnation and punishment and guilt on the Cross and gave you all of His righteousness, favor, blessing and standing with The Father. He brought you under a new law.  The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that freed you once and for all from the sinful nature and death.

This is what enabled Paul to be bitten by a serpent in the book of Acts and it could not harm him. Snakes were not created by God with venom. The venom came after the fall and sin perverted and twisted nature.  So since venom is a product or by-product of the sinful nature that you are free from, when you believe what The Word says instead of what you see on TV that happens to people who get bit by snakes then it will have no effect on you.  I’m not talking about people who tempt God and handle snakes deliberately.  No if you happen to come across a snake and it attempts to harm you it won’t be able to is what I said.  Don’t take my word for it! Take The Word for it.

Behold, I have given you the authority to advance by setting foot upon snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will in any case harm you  Luke 10:19 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Now in case you didn’t know that was Jesus talking.  He can’t lie!  So whether it’s a snake or something else that is a by-product of the sinful nature or death you are freed once and for all from it.  The deciding factor is: DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HOPE

May God, the giver of hope, fill you with continual joy and peace because you trust in Him–so that you may have abundant hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13  Weymouth New Testament

Has anyone ever asked you a question and you answered, not really in confidence? “Hey So and so, is everything working out for you?  I don’t know! I hope so.”  This type of hope is simply wishful thinking and double mindedness.  “Well it may work out or maybe it won’t, I am not sure.”  This is not Bible hope.  The word hope in the Bible is the greek word elpis and it means an expectation of what is sure. It also means trust and confidence.  When you put it together it is a confident and joyful expectation of what is good.  This is why this scripture calls God the Father the Giver or Source of HOPE.  The Father is not the Source of things that are uncertain and may or may not happen.  The way He gives hope is through His promises which are sure!

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20 New Living Translation

So you see all of God’s promises have already been fulfilled in Christ.  So when you place a demand on a promise the answer is already a resounding or definite YES!!!  Then when you add your AMEN or so be it, this ascends and brings glory to God.  Lets look at another familiar scripture that contains hope.

I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope  Jeremiah 29:11 God’s Word Translation

So God the Father has a future filled with what is sure as you trust and have confidence in Him.  Look to Him and trust in Him and let Him know that you are looking to Him and trusting in Him to bring it to pass,  One of the main ways to have your hope full and confident is to get a revelation of how much God loves you.  Then your hope will never put you to shame.

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. Romans 5:5 New Living Translation

When you have a revelation of how much God loves you, you know He can only do you good and this gives you a confident expectation of good from Him and all His promises because of what is yours through Christ Jesus.  Even if the situation looks impossible remember Abraham.  The Bible says Abraham hoped against hoped.

Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping–believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have! Romans 4:18 New Living Translation

Find out what The Word of God says and then jack your hope up just as high as you can get it then let the Holy Ghost take it even higher.  Poppa has promised that hope will not disappoint because He loves you.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT SHALOM

“What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you My Shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.  John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible

Have you ever read in the King James Version of the Bible various places where it says and uses the word “peace”.  I want to bring something to your mind.  What if you were watching Jeopardy and the host said, “Please describe the ingredients of a cake?”  Then the person who is playing the game says, “Eggs”.  That’s it!  No flour, no butter.  Well that is the same way it is when a person tries to reduce the word shalom to peace.

According to Strong’s Concordance  Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.   According to Strongs there are 14 ingredients in shalom.  To reduce it to one is robbery of the completeness, wholeness, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony and the absence of agitation or discord that Jesus also died and payed for to give you.  Would you buy a house and pay say $250,000 for it and then have the seller say, “Okay here’s the roof.”  You would be asking, “Where is the rest of the house?”  The issue is that the English language does not have the words to describe the fullness of the Hebrew and Greek language.  So many times words are reduced to half their meaning or even sometimes a totally different meaning.

“What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you My Shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened. John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible

In this scripture Jesus is telling His disciples (AND YOU) what He is leaving them (YOU) with.  And then He clarifies it even further by telling them not only is He leaving them with shalom but He is giving them His Shalom.  The very same completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord that He Himself had while He was here.  Why? Two reasons.  He no longer needed it for where He was going and they did because they were staying here on Earth.  There is no incompleteness in Heaven.  There is no agitation or discord in Heaven.  So Jesus did not need Shalom there.  On Earth there is all kinds of discord and other issues.  Jesus knew this.

“I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris(trouble). But be brave! I have conquered the world!”  John 16:33 Complete Jewish Bible

So Jesus knew there would be things on the Earth that would try to challenge us and He left us His Shalom so that we could calmly handle every situation the exact same way that He did. In complete and total SHALOM!!!  I will leave you with this prayer from Paul.

Now may the Lord of Shalom Himself give you His Shalom always in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.               2 Thessalonians 3:16 Complete Jewish Bible

Be sure to receive “His Shalom!!!” Amen!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BEING & STAYING FREE FROM THE CURSE

“Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it. Numbers 23:20  New American Standard Bible

Once a king tried to hire a someone to curse the children of Israel.  The person whom he hired named Balaam said something that is worth paying attention to.

Balak summoned me to come from Aram;
the king of Moab brought me from the eastern hills.
‘Come,’ he said, ‘curse Jacob for me!
Come and announce Israel’s doom.’
8But how can I curse those
whom God has not cursed?
How can I condemn those
whom the LORD has not condemned?  Numbers 23:7-8 New Living Translaton

This man knew something that most Christians do not know.  He knew he could not curse what God had not cursed or condemn what God had not condemned. The key here is YOU.  Do you know your blessed and that you cannot be cursed without your permission and participation?  Man cannot curse and the devil cannot curse you but if you don’t know this he can bring symptoms of the curse in your life and if he convinces you that the curse is functioning in your life he will use your own faith to execute the curse in your life. That is one way the enemy tries to get Christians to accept the curse.  The other way is by New Testament Christians trying to live and operate under the Old Testament, specifically the law or ten commandments.  Lets see what Paul had to say about that.

But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.” Galatians 3:10 New Living Translation

When a blood bought believer tries to rely on his works and his obedience to the law to make him righteous and right before God they bring themselves back under the curse.  Why?  Because they cannot possibly follow and be obedient to all the laws that are out there. People tried it for 1500 years and failed miserably.  The only One Who did not was Jesus!  When you put your faith in what He did and not what you are trying to do then you are then functioning in the obedience of faith by accepting Him and his finished work as your righteousness.  When you refuse it, you spit in God’s face and are literally saying, “I did not need you to send Jesus, I can take care of my own righteousness.”  Let me know how that works out for you.  The Blessing of Abraham is yours and all the other blessing including every spiritual blessing is yours by covenant right and inheritance.  Believe you are blessed and accept Jesus as your righteousness and obedience. When you do rest assured that the devil cannot curse what The Father has blessed.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- WHAT DO YOU DESIRE?

If you maintain a living communion with Me and My words are at home in you, I command you to ask, at once, something for yourself, whatever your heart desires, and it will become yours! John 15:7 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Desires!!! We all have them, even God Our Father has desires. So when Adam messed up the perfect plan that Poppa had created what did God the Father do? He immediately set His plan in motion to redeem man back to Himself. Why? Because that was His desire and He would not be denied. God the Father has desires and this is where all human beings get their ability and longing to desire. Yes, in some cases people’s desires are perverted but for the most part people’s desires are generally good. However I do not want to focus on people with evil desires. I am going to focus on the believer and what The Word of God says about a righteous person and their desires. I believe The Word! How about you?

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

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus AND I KNOW IT!!! If you are a believer you should know this too. There are all kinds of benefits that come with being righteous like being protected, delivered out of trouble, your house being blessed and many others. But today we are talking about desires and God’s Word says that the desire of the righteous is only good. I believe that. Now I have a natural human side and you can in your carnal mind desire things that are not best but that is not what this scripture is talking about. It’s talking about the real you! The born again spirit you, that only desires good and has never desired or done any evil at all. Oh yes, that person is in you and it is the person of Jesus Christ in your born again human spirit. You should not be afraid of your desires and you should not think them selfish. The Word declared that they are good and the opening text which is translated from the original Greek says, “ask at once something for YOURSELF, whatever your heart desires, and it will become yours!” Now you are not going to hear that in a religious church. But you have heard it from The Word of God. So believe it and receive it! Let’s see what else The Word has to say about the desire of a righteous person.

What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

Oh His goodness! We better read that again to make sure we are not seeing things.

What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24 King James Version

THE DESIRE OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL BE GRANTED!!! If you have not already you had better get to desiring somethings. And I am not talking about a close parking space at the mall. I’m talking about something BIG from BIG POPPA. God has His desires fulfilled. Do you think He wants any less for His children? Of course not. I will even share with you a little, no its a big secret. If you are born again, YOU are one of God’s greatest desires fulfilled. That is AWESOME!!! You are a BIG DEAL to Poppa!! If you weren’t He would have never given up His Own Son, His Only Son at the time for you and me. So you must be ‘sum tin’ special. Start acting like it and believe these scriptures in Proverbs and in John and in Mark 11:24. When you do you already have Poppa’s Word that your desire WILL BE GRANTED!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOU “ARE” A NEW CREATION!

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Think about this.  What if you had a 2010 Honda Civic fully loaded. You purchased it used and find out that the owner did not get the oil changed regularly so it messed up the engine and you have to now get a new engine. Costly? Yes!  Worth it? Definitely.   A new engine cost about 3 grand.  A new car on average about 20 grand.  The cost of the car is not today’s message but the new engine is.  The engine is the heart of the car. It is what gives the car its power and determines how the car will run. Let’s say you found out in addition to getting a new engine for a few hundred more, you could put a more powerful engine in the car and you decided to go that route.  When we look at the topic scripture above that is what that scripture is talking about.   If any man accepts and is IN Christ he or she is a new creation a being that did not exist before.  Old things ARE passed away.  Behold!(That word means look closely and see or realize) ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW!

“But Brother Vincent I am in Christ and I still have the same dry, rusty hands I had before I got saved!!!” True!  But just like the car, we did not replace the body of the car.  The body of the car was not defective only the engine.  This is how we were. Because of what Adam did we all had a dead spirit or defective battery in us.  When you got born again that old dead spirit died completely and was taken away with Jesus and nailed to the Cross.  You received a brand new spirit that is “eternally alive!”  This is what eternal life is and much more.  You don’t just get eternal life when you go to Heaven. YOU HAVE IT RIGHT NOW!!!  With that new eternal spirit which comes from the Spirit of God you are now more powerful than you ever were before being born again and you will REMAIN that way forever. The issue is most people don’t know this and they live the same way they did before the got saved.

Truth is your spirit is so alive and full of life and the resurrection power of God that it can rejuvenate and effect even your physical body.  The Word of God says so!!!!  Don’t take my word for it. Take The Word for it!!!!

And if the Spirit of Him(God the Father) Who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11 NIV

Do you see that? Because God’s very own Spirit lives in you thru Christ Jesus, that Spirit has the ability to give life to even your mortal body.  That’s the body you have right now! Not your glorified body you will get later.  Now Moses did not have that Spirit living IN HIM, but it did come ON HIM by Him spending time in God’s presence.  The Bible says that Moses when he died, his eyes were not dim, neither was his natural force or vigor and strength abated or diminished.  He had to go climb a mountain just to die. Thats no small feat at 120 years old.  Imagine what you can do with that Spirit living in you not just on you.    That Spirit has the power to renew your youth and restore you to your teenage years in strength, energy and vitality. Think about that and believe.  Think about that and receive.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH -ABOUT “BEING” AN AGENT OF GOD!!!

2 Corinthians 5:19-21J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

16-21 This means that our knowledge of men can no longer be based on their outward lives (indeed, even though we knew Christ as a man we do not know him like that any longer). For if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether—the past is finished and gone, everything has become fresh and new. All this is God’s doing, for he has reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ; and he has made us agents of the reconciliation. God was in Christ personally reconciling the world to himself—not counting their sins against them—and has commissioned us with the message of reconciliation. We are now Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were appealing direct to you through us. As his personal representatives we say, “Make your peace with God.” For God caused Christ, Who himself knew nothing of sin, actually to be sin for our sakes, so that in Christ we might be made good with the goodness of God.

WOW! WOW! WOW!! These verses are a message in and of themselves full and pregnant with the vibrant love, power, favor, joy and shalom peace of God the Father and Jesus!!! It tell us that are human knowledge of men can no longer be based on their outward lives, their naturalness and natural human tendencies.   If a person is a believer, they ARE a new creation, not going to be THEY ARE AT THIS PRESENT MOMENT a new creation. Their past if finished and gone, EVERYTHING has become fresh and new in quality.

You have to take a few days and chew on that because it is a spiritual steak and you cannot just put steak in your mouth and swallow it whole without chewing to digest it properly.  The next part of these verses are ones that are precious to me and should be to you and give you a sense of the fact and truth that YOU HAVE A FATHER WHO LOVES YOU!!!  Let’s look at verse 19.

2 Corinthians 5:19Amplified Bible (AMP)

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting people’s sins against them [but canceling them]. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God].

Do you see what that verse said? It says, THAT IT WAS POPPA GOD the whole time IN CHRIST reconciling the world to and for Himself!!!  That means that Jesus was the instrument which God the Father used but really in essence it was God Himself, Our Father Who was in Jesus reconciling the world to Himself.  The next part is key for believers today.  It says Poppa was NOT COUNTING PEOPLE’S SINS AGAINST THEM, BUT CANCELLING THEM!!! Oh  His Goodness!!!  Its not my goodness it’s HIS GOODNESS!!  God the Father today IS NOT counting people’s sins against them. Make sure you are not as well if you are a believer. “Well Brother Vincent what am I suppose to tell sinners?”  The next verse tells you your job.

And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation [that is, restoration to favor with God]. 2 Corinthians 5:19 AMP

So people have been restored to favor with God thru Jesus Christ. FAVOR not condemnation. Verse 20 goes on to say that we are NOW Christ ambassadors or agents of reconciliation and people should be able to receive from us exactly what God planned for them: FAVOR and ACCEPTANCE and ushering them into receiving Christ and being reconciled to God. Made right with God because God made Jesus Who  knew no sin, did no sin, and in Him was no sin to BE SIN FOR US. So that we might be made by faith THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS!!!

THAT,…… IS POWERFUL and it belongs to every person who will believe it and receive it.  If you are a believer you are an agent of reconciliation. If you are not yet a believer call on the name of Jesus now and become one and then be an agent and recruit other agents to join you. Amen!!! Amen!!! and Amen!!!

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!