JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT IN, ON, AT, BY & WITH

I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.  Galatians 3:5 New Living Translation

As we enter the 2nd quarter of this great, glorious and prosperous year, check your Miracle Meter.  Better still check your expectancy or hope meter.  The word for Bible hope does not mean I hope it will happen or maybe.  It means a confident expectation of GOOD all the time regardless of situations or circumstances.  I would venture to say that the person operating in Bible hope is always looking for something good to enter and surround and bless their lives.  This is what The Father desires, purposed, planned and more importantly PROVIDED for us through His Son JESUS!!!

As a child of God, a fresh and continual supply of the Spirit is available to you ALL THE TIME, EVERY TIME!!  And, MIRACLES are right there on the shelf like food at the grocery store for the believer and for non-believers as well.  For the non-believer this takes place thru a believer or believing one.  Unlike what had been taught for many years this gift of the Holy Spirit DOES NOT come to you because you do everything right and you don’t do this and you do do that.  That is Old Testament.  We are under the covenant of GRACE Who is non other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ  Himself.  He is our righteousness and The Father has given or imputed His  righteousness or right standing to us completely by GRACE which is undeserved, unmerited favor simply because you BELIEVE what He has done. You believe His report or message that He died for your sins and took your place.  This ministry of the Spirit is manifold or has many attributes.

Take close notice in the scripture above to the word ‘among‘.  The word among there is a multifaceted word.  It is the Greek word en and it means in, on, at, by and with.  Oh I hope you grasp the depth and the power of that word chosen by the Holy Spirit in this scripture.  You must know and be conscious that the supply of the Spirit is available to you AT ALL TIMES to give you strength, provision or whatever else you need and that miracles are available not just for you but for others.  That scripture declares when you believe, God is then willing and able to:

  • Work miracles IN you.
  • Work miracles ON you.
  • Work miracle AT you or AT a location.
  • Work miracles BY or through you.
  • Work miracles WITH you.

Oh His Goodness!!! Oh His Goodness. Normally we say Oh my goodness but it’s HIS GOODNESS!!!

But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done IN her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. Mark 5:33 KJV

Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy ON him, and not ON him only but also ON me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. Phillipians 2:27 NIV

Now there is AT Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.  In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the waters; 4for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted. John 5:2 KJV

And God wrought special miracles BY the hands of Paul: Acts 19:11 KJV

The disciples spread [the Good News] everywhere. The Lord worked WITH them. He confirmed His Word by the miraculous signs that accompanied it.  Mark 16:20 God’s Word Translation

As you step into this New Year I encourage you to HAVE(hold, keep, possess) a constant and consistent expectancy for God the Father thru JESUS to supply to you the Spirit and to work miracles IN YOU, ON YOU, where ever you are AT, BY YOU, and most importantly WITH YOU!!!!

Have a Miraculously GRACE FILLED Year!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAVOR

Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.  Psalms 5:12 NIV

If you know and believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus then YOU ARE BLESSED!  Pause for a minute and check yourself.  Do you really believe that?  Do you expect and believe everything The Word of God says and promises that is yours?  You have to see the promises of God as a location, a place and then you need to go to that place and STAY THERE!!!  Never leave!  That scripture says SURELY, LORDS YOU BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS.  If the Lord blesses you you are indeed blessed.  You need to say to yourself, “I’m blessed!!!” and keep saying it until you believe it, until you see it on the inside of you.

After that move to the next part of the scripture.  YOU SURROUND THEM WITH YOUR FAVOR AS WITH A SHIELD.  That word shield is a large shield that cover the entire body.  You are covered on every side.  You are protected and you are surrounded with God’s favor.  So see yourself everywhere you go you have God’s favor so this means you have favor with God but that also gives you favor with man.  Expect it!! It does not matter whether people like you or not they cannot stop The Father’s favor on you.  The people of Egypt did not want to give the children of Israel their stuff but God gave them favor so that the Egyptian gave them whatever things that they desired.  This is about believing every Word that God says and believing that every promise is yours right here and right now, not when you get to Heaven!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE TRUTH-PART 2

Sanctify them through thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

We recently talked about The Truth, how the truth means final reality.  We also talked about those Hebrew words dabar (which means word) and Lodehbar (which means not-word).  We mentioned some other things as well but what I want to have us focus on today is Jesus as it relates to The Truth.  There are so many things that Jesus IS, however there is only one thing that I have found in the New Testament that Jesus is FULL OF.  Lets take a look at this scripture.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John 1:14  King James Version

So we can see by this scripture that The Word (JESUS) was made flesh and dwelt among us and in His physical form as in His spiritual form Jesus IS FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.  Now Grace and Truth may look like two words here but again, you must study to show yourself approved a workman (or work woman) who needs to not be ashamed rightly dividing The Word of Truth.  The Word is called the Word of Truth.  Jesus is said to be FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.  The word “and” there in that scripture John 1:14 is in the singular tense which makes GRACE AND TRUTH one.  When you touch GRACE you  touch TRUTH.  When Jesus healed the lepers, He did not heal them because of their good deeds.  He healed them because of His Grace and once Grace touched the lepers the Truth touched the lepers.  Did you get that? Once Grace touched the lepers they became infected with The Truth and by The Truth and the Truth made them free.  What was The Truth?  Keep in mind that Truth is timeless, it is eternal, it does not have a beginning and it does not have an end.  It is just Truth!!!

So even though Jesus had not died yet, Jesus is still The Word and The Word is The Truth and The Word and The Truth is timeless so since The Word is timeless even at that moment The Truth was, “By His stripe, ye were healed!!!”

Sanctify them through thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

Jesus is and was and will always be The Word, The Truth.  Jesus was always The Word even before it was written down by men through The Holy Ghost.  God the Father did not just come up with, “By His stripe you were healed” after people got sick.  No healing and health were always God’s plan because Jesus was already slain before the foundation of the world.

….The Book of Life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Revelations 13:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

So Jesus is FULL OF GRACE and TRUTH. When you look at a container full of water you don’t say the container is in the refrigerator. You say the water is in the refrigerator.  The same for juice, or berries or whatever a container is filled with.  Grace and Truth are not something they are SOMEONE: JESUS!!!  Remember yesterday we talked about dabar (word of God=Truth) and Lodehbar(not-word=not truth=nothing=a lie).  Remember the statement we made was that we did not deny Lodehbar’s existence we simply pointed out that it existed as a lie.  The leprosy on the lepers was always a lie and them being completely healed and whole was always The Truth.  When a lie comes in contact with The Truth and there is faith in The Truth, The Truth will ALWAYS WIN.

Now thanks unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 King James Version

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. I John 5:4 King James Version

The Truth is powerful because it is JESUS!!! It’s real!! It is reality bless God forever more!!!!  When you understand what is The Truth you will stop putting up with lies in every way, in every shape and in every form.  When you understand it is Jesus you will understand that lack of any kind is a lie!  Why?  Because God did not create lack.  God did not use His dabar, His words to bring lack into existence and therefore lack exist as a lie.  If God did not create it and it is not in agreement with His will then it exist as a lie. Understand man can create things, God has given him that power.  But man can only create things out of the things that God has already created.  God gave man dominion over all the work of his hands to glorify Him and to benefit man.  So God always provides the ‘source material‘ and then man through the wisdom God has given him shapes it into the things you see today.  Man did not create the raw material for steel, God did.  But man after discovering steel has taken it and shaped it into bridges, buildings, cars etc..  Now man can take the source material and do something good with it or he can take it and do something evil with it.  God created the coca tree but do you think for one moment that he intended for man to take it and turn it into cocaine and destroy so many people’s lives?  Absolutely not.   So man can do what agrees with God’s will which is truth and reality or he can do something else contrary and it will exist as a lie.   Jesus Himself said man can do nothing.  Pay close attention to this scripture….

I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. John 15:5 King James Version

“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me–and I in him–bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing. John 15:5 The NET Bible 

Now to the human ear and eye it sounds like Jesus is telling people what they CAN’T DO!! But, if you pay close attention you will see very clearly that Jesus is actually telling people what they CAN DO too.  And without Jesus YOU CAN DO NOTHING!!!  You can build a 10 billion dollar company without Jesus and Jesus says it is NOTHING.  Without Him you can do nothing. The very air you are breathing is supplied and created by Him. The brain that you are using and the body was created by Him.  Not the perversions and defects and deformities.  God has no part in that.  That is a result of the fall.  You would not be able to bat an eyelash if it was not for Jesus.  I hope and pray you are getting this.  I hope you have an ever increasing revelation of The Truth: JESUS.  When a person walks in a revelation of The Truth the things that exist as a lie have no affect on them.  You see this in Jesus’ life when He was here on the earth.  The lie of disease had no affect on Him.  You can not find one place in the Bible where Jesus was ever sick.  The lie of lack had no affect on him.  In the desert with the 5000, He simply took the ‘source material’ of the loaves and fishes and made some more.  Even assassination attempts had no affect on Him.  No weapon formed against Him prospered.  On the Cross, Jesus gave up His life willingly. He submitted to the death of the Cross.  The word of God in I John 4:17 says “as He is(Truth), so are we(Truth) in this world”.   So don’t settle for living in a lie or living a lie another day. Everyday confess, “Lord Jesus I receive You as my Truth.  I receive The Truth!  You will come to know Him, The Truth more and more and when you do guess what will happen?

“And you will know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 Aramaic Bible In Plain English

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE TRUTH

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 New International Version

I had a very interesting thought.  For some reason the thought entered my mind of if you removed everything in this world that was not based or founded in The Truth, how much of what we see would be left?  The answer is very little.  Have you ever really thought about that?  Perhaps you have, perhaps you have not but what I do know is, in order to be the person that is not surprised by what is left when lies are removed,  you would have to know what The Truth is.

Sanctify them through thy Truth: thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

In this scripture, Jesus is praying to the Father right before He is to be taken and crucified.  He expressly lets us know Himself what is Truth: The Word.  When you look a little deeper you find some interesting things.  The word ‘Truth” there is the greek word aletheia.  It has the property and meaning of final reality as opposed to what is an illusion.  What we must do is walk in The Truth regardless of what we see, hear, feel or experience because this is what is really true, this is the final reality.  Do you really understand the integrity of God’s words?  The word ‘word’ in John 17:17 is the greek word logos.  Logos means a word that embodies an idea, a statement or a speech.  So the word logos actually comes from the root greek word lego.  Ahh, is the picture becoming clearer now?  Everyone knows what LEGO the toy bricks are.  And what are they used for?  To build something.  You get the whole box, you dump all the pieces(words) out and then you look at the picture(thought or idea), put the pieces(words) in proper order and then you have the object you desired.  Words are building blocks, they are spiritual LEGO and when used properly as designed, they create healing, prosperity, shalom peace, and everything you see in this physical universe and what you don’t see in the spiritual universe.  That is DA TRUTH.  Everything you see, that computer, or phone or tablet you are reading on right now was made by WORDS.

Now as with anything you have to go back the original.  What is the original word for ‘word”?  It is the Hebrew word ‘dabar’.  The Hebrew word dabar means ‘word’.  It comprises everything needed to make something, the word(what to say, the deed(what to do), and the concrete object(the house, the car, the health that a person desires).  Dabar is a word that lines up with what God says is real or right, what God says is true, and what God says is good.  But lets take a look at another Hebrew word called lodahbar.  Lodahbar means ‘not-word’.   You can simply put it this way, lodahbar is not the word, or at least not the Word of God and therefore it is a lie.  It is a word, but it exist as a lie, it represents what is not true, what is not real or right, what is not good.  Do not get lost in this, it is very simple to understand.  Lodahbar is something that is really, in reality NOTHING. It exist as a lie.  Remember the core meaning of it is ‘not-word’.

Take a moment to think and for those of you who read the Bible or go to church regularly, you may pick up on this.  Before just a few moments ago, have you ever heard of the word Lodahbar?  I’ll give you the cliff notes.  If you remember in the Bible, David had a close and covenant relationship with Johnathan, King Saul’s son.  Now a covenant last forever and extends even to a persons children and beyond.  Its a promise to take care of and provide kindness, provision and whatever else is necessary to the person you are in covenant with. David had made a covenant like this with Johnathan.  Later on Saul and all of Kings Saul’s sons had been killed including Johnathan and David wanted to honor his covenant with Johnathan so lets pick up the scripture here.

2 Samuel 9: 3-5 New International Version

The king(David) asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

“Where is he?” the king asked. Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

This son of Johnathan’s name was Mephibosheth.  Did you happen to notice the name of the place he was living at before David had him brought to him?  Lo Debar, which is a variation of Lodahbar.  Mephibosheth, was living like a pauper in comparison to how he was supposed to be living because he had a covenant of provision and protection directly from the king but he did not know it and since he did not “KNOW IT” HE LIVED FOR A LONG TIME IN A LIE!  Most believers know David.  David was a man of The Word, God’s Word.  So David lived in Dabar(word) while Mephibosheth lived in Lo Debar(not-word).  David is a picture of Christ.  David (Christ) sent for Mephibosheth(me and you), he obeyed and came to David (Christ) and when you read the whole chapter from that day forward Mephibosheth ate at the King’s table and all of his father’s property land and harvest was returned to Mephibosheth.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 New International Version

God has great joy when we walk in The Truth!! He has already provided for us but like Mephibosheth, you may not know it and are content or just accepted living in pain, with sickness, or with lack instead of eating at the King’s table.  Remember Truth is final reality so regardless of what your situation looks like make sure you walk, talk and think in The Truth which is JESUS!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT TRUTH & REST Part 2

….As for you, if you remain in the word which is Mine, truly, My disciples you are. And you shall know the Truth in an experiential way, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31 -32 Kenneth Wuest Translation

We talked about the truth being Jesus so now lets talk about REST.  The Holy Spirit said something to me a few days ago as I was meditating about the Truth.  He said, “The more Truth you have the more rest you have.”  Think about this.  If you suddenly had a bill that had to be paid in the natural for $25,000 otherwise the consequences would be dire most people would be concerned.  But if you were Ivanka Trump and your father were Donald Trump would you really be concerned or lets say would Ivanka be concerned? No!  Why?  She knows the truth!!!  She knows her Daddy is a billionaire and that he is not going to allow anything to happen to her and that he will do everything in his power to keep his daughter safe, healthy and happy.  She would probably just go on with her day having lunch with her friends or a meeting.  Now Donald Trump is a man.  How much more should you have this confidence in your Heavenly Father and The Lord Jesus Christ that He will take care of you?   When you know He will you will rest.  Yes you will do what you need to and can do but you will rest and say, “Thank you Poppa!! Thank you Lord Jesus you’ve already taken care of it.”  This is what Jesus has instructed you to do.

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. I Peter 5:7 KJV

Now lets go back to the Trump scenario.   Ivanka’s Dad would more than likely do the same thing Jesus just told you to do.  He would say to his daughter, “Don’t worry about it baby I will take care of it.”  Now she has known her Dad all of her life and I am sure she has had him take care of many things for her before so she KNOWS HIM.  She knows he’s not lying to her.  She knows his character.  Someone else may call her father a liar, or a cheat or a scam artist but she does not care.  SHE KNOWS THE TRUTH about him.  That truth allows her to rest!!!  The same should be true about you.  You should know your Father and Jesus through His Word.  You should know exactly what He is going to do.  You may not know how but you know He will and you should know HE HAS taken care of it.  Unlike a human father Poppa does not have to wait for a situation to arise to address it, prepare and provide for it. He is The Ancient of Days.  He declared the end or final reality of your situation before the beginning so it was handled a long, long time ago.  When you believe or exercise faith in the final reality that He declared then that is what manifest.  When you exercise faith in something else, barring His Grace you can put the results up in the air because you have authority and say in the situation because God is not a dictator.  Know The Truth! Get in The Word!  and REST!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT TRUTH & REST Part 1

….As for you, if you remain in the word which is Mine, truly, My disciples you are. And you shall know the Truth in an experiential way, and the truth shall make you free.  John 8:31 -32 Kenneth Wuest Translation

TRUTH!! The final reality!  Not the final frontier but thee final reality. Many people including some believers do not know how powerful the truth really is even though Jesus has just given the answer in the above scripture.   Yes they have read it and quoted it and confessed it. They heard many sermons on it but what you have to realize and know is Salvation is personal.  Not only is Salvation personal but Salvation is a Person. And Who might that person be? None other than our very own Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Jesus’s Name, Yeshua in Hebrew means Yahweh Saves.   That is salvation.  So His very name means Salvation but not just from hell but from sickness, disease, debt and lack and any other form of unrighteousness.  “Well when is Jesus gonna do it because I sho’ need it!!”  It is finished!!! He already did it  a long, long time ago. The question is have you received it as The Truth, as Your Truth, Your Final Reality?

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. John 14:6 NIV

Knowing the Truth(JESUS) is key to you being able to rest.  And when I say this I mean naturally and spiritually resting.  Let me show you what I mean.  You take two believers both are saved, both of them are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Both are going to Heaven.  Let’s say both of them have children.  You take them both and give them a bad medical report about one of their children.  You follow both believers to their home. One is flipping out and devastated by the report and the other is doing the same thing they always did before the report came up.  What’s the difference? One KNOWS The Truth and the other knows of The Truth.  The believer that is at rest is at rest for a very simple reason.  They were at rest when everything was fine.  They know that a report does not change The Word of God.  The word truth in the New Testament is the greek word aleithia and it means final reality.  Final reality is when you strip off all the makeup, all the shaper shirts and Spanx and everything else and what you have is the naked unadulterated Word which lives and abides forever Who is JESUS!!!!  Knowing the Truth is simply knowing JESUS!! Jesus IS The Word!!

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17

When Jesus prayed this to the Father He knew He was talking about Himself and The Word later confirms this.

It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, Who has been become for us wisdom from God: our righteousness, holiness(or sanctification)  and redemption. I Corinthians 1:30 Berean Study Bible

Jesus is our sanctification. Without Him we are not sanctified.  He sanctified us through and with His Blood.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. I John 1:7  NIV

So again what does this have to do with rest?  When a person knows that Jesus has purified them from ALL sin,  they know that any sickness is a lying symptom because sickness comes as a result of sin. I am not and did not say that you are sick because you sinned if you are a believer. I said it was a lying symptom that the enemy has tried to put on  you illegally to see if you will take it.  Its not legal to break into people’s homes but people still do it.  Well they learned that from the devil.  He knows legally and truthfully he has no rights to touch a believer and he can’t.  He has to plant the thought in their mind which is a lie then get them to say it and believe it. (Remember Jesus said TAKE NO THOUGHT SAYING?)  If he gets them to take the thought then they manifest the thing with their own faith power.  Did you know the word symptom comes from the Greek word sumptoma which means chance?  The devil says I am going to float this symptom by them and maybe per chance they will accept it. Then the symptom comes and that person thinks, “I think I’m catching the flu“.  Then someone hears them cough and ask if they are alright and they SAY, “I think I’m catching the flu.” Now they have taken the thought and said it. Whosoever shall say to this mountain or say to this disease, “I think I’m catching you!!” And the disease answers back, “I’m so glad you caught me, I thought I was gonna have to move on to another person but you caught me.”  I tell you what, a symptom may try to come but I aint “catching it” no more than I would reach out to catch a rattlesnake if someone threw it at me.  When you know the Truth:Jesus you can rest and He will even teach you how to talk because He was the only One that should have been catching disease at all because He took on purpose all our diseases, sins and pains on the Cross SO YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE THEM TOO!!! Now think about that Truth then REST in your healing!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH -ABOUT THE TRUTH IS IN JESUS!

You have certainly heard His message and have been taught His ways. The truth is in Jesus.  Ephesians 4:21 God’s Word Translation

Let me ask you a question.  If you were inside a room filled with food and water but were stuck on an island, would food and water be one of your immediate concerns?  Of course not you are right there with food and water with you inside of the room.   All you have to do is pick up a piece of food and take a drink of water to take care of your physical needs.  Pretty simple illustration but it seems to get so complicated when you take it out of the realm of things you cannot see.  But I would suggest to you that the issue is not so much about what you cannot see as it maybe you not really knowing or being aware of WHERE YOU ARE?  Where am I you may ask?  Take a moment to think about that.  Where are you right now?  Some of you may answer, “I’m at home or I’m in my car on the way to work or I am already at work.”  Depending on the time of day you may be on your way home from work.  But if you are a believer you are going to have to be aware of and more conscious of something that The Word tells us all to do.

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.2 Corinthian 4:18 NIV

Do you believe that scripture? Are you more conscious of The Truth which is The Word Who is JESUS?  So lets look at a few of the places that The Word says where we are in comparisons to some of the answers we came up with earlier.

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. Phillipians 3:20  New Living Translation

And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: Ephesians 2:6 King James Version 2000

Therefore, now, there is not even one bit of condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, 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 8:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Now look at this last scripture and read it twice.

As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit–just as it has taught you, remain in Him. I John 2:27 NIV

So lets ask that question again.  Where are you?  Are you conscious of THE TRUTH that you are a citizen of Heaven?  Are you conscious of THE TRUTH that you are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus? Are you conscious of THE TRUTH that  you are in Christ Jesus?  Are you conscious of THE TRUTH that since you are in Christ Jesus that the anointing you received from Him remains in you and that you remain in Him?  Since you are in Him you have access to The Truth about your job, your finances, your new career, your children. You are literally in a room of Truth because you are IN JESUS!!!  The  Truth is in Jesus!! You are in Jesus!!  Know where you are and take advantage of what He is full of: GRACE and TRUTH.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- WEEKEND EDITION – REDEMPTION FOR YOUR CHILDREN

But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” Galatians 3:13 New Living Translation

As a believer, there are so many benefits that we HAVE because of the finished and redeeming work of Christ. It is worthwhile for us to know what these are. I used to read the book of Deuteronomy 28 and I would read about all the blessings.  I did not like reading about the curses, they were ugly and nasty and cruel and abhorrent.  I didn’t want to know about them.  But it is a good thing to know your enemy AFTER you know that he is defeated and that JESUS IS LORD of ALL!!!!  Why do I say this? Because there could be something going on in your life that is spiritually and naturally illegal but you are unaware that it is illegal.  The only way you will know is if you find out.  I often use this example but everyone knows it is illegal to break into someone else’s home but people still do it.  The devil is the same way.  Jesus has already won the day so we are NEVER fighting FOR VICTORY.  We always fight FROM VICTORY.  Jesus whipped the devil and then gave the victory to us.  How successful can you be when you are fighting a defeated foe?   As successful as Jesus in every area of your life.  This applies to our children as well.  You may not know what the Bible says in regards to your children but please know this:  The Bible is The Word Who is Jesus and He has given to us all things  pertaining to life and godliness.  You do not have to allow satan to have his way in the life of your child because as a righteous person Poppa, God the Father has made specific promises to you regarding your own safety and the safety and peace of your family.

Now there are evil things mentioned under the curse of the law that can happen to people’s children but not to a believer who knows their rights and exercises those right in The Name of Jesus.   The Name of Jesus BELONGS to every believer as a part of their eternal inheritance and them being a joint heir with Jesus.  Everything that belongs to Jesus now belongs to you.  How much does Jesus have? Everything that Poppa, God the Father has.

All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”  John 16:15 NIV

So lets take a look at two specific areas that are listed in the curse of the law so that you can know what your children and  you as a child of God are redeemed from.

Your children and your crops
will be cursed. Deuteronomy 28:18 NLT

You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break for them, but you won’t be able to help them. Deuteronomy 28:32 NLT

So this scripture which is in the Old Testament and is part of the curse of the law of which Galatians 3:13 says you ARE REDEEMED from says that this person’s children will be cursed and their crops.  Verse 32 goes on to say in Deuteronomy that their sons and daughters will be taken away as slaves (slaves to imprisonment, slaves to captivity to drugs and other things).  The curse goes on to reveal that the parent’s heart will break for them but that they will be powerless to help them.  I tell you what, if you are a believer that scripture is NOT talking about YOU!!!  Ohhhhhhh no!  You are the redeemed!  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Look at what God’s Word says to you who are righteous.

All your children will be taught by the LORD, and your children will have unlimited peace. Isaiah 54:13 God’s Word Translation

A few verses down it says:

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

So you see God said all your children will be taught not just about the Lord but BY THE LORD Himself and great will be the peace of your children even to an unlimited level.  Verse 17 goes on to say  that no weapon formed against you will succeed.    If someone attacks your child they are in essence attacking you.  If someone tries to murder you they are trying to murder your children as well.  How?  By taking away their mother or father and bringing them into grief and pain and destruction and possibly causing the children to blame and turn away from God or never turn to Him by blaming Him for what happened to their parents.  This happens more than you know and it is an ancient tactic of the devil.  You and your family are connected.  You may not even like them but that still does not change your connection.  Do you know that God the Father may not like everything you do but He still loves you and you are still His son or daughter?  If something happens to you it will affect God the Father Himself.  How do I know this.  Because of Jesus’s relationship with God the Father and therefore my relationship.  You better believe God the Father was not happy when Jesus was beat and spit upon but He knew the good that it would work.  Nothing happened to Jesus until it was time. Well maybe its my children’s time.  NEVER. Jesus already bore that.  Do not turn around and allow your children to bear sickness, disease, drug addiction, abuse or anything else Jesus bore.  You are redeemed!!!!  Exercise the power and authority over the devil.  BELIEVE WHAT JESUS SAID!!!! TAKE WHAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU!!!

Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you. Luke 10:19 Holman Christian Standard Bible

So in the Name of Jesus whatever is going on in your child’s life declare,  “I BREAK THE POWER OF THE devil in _______ life and command him to cease and desist with any plans or operations in the life of my child.  I declare my child belongs to the Kingdom of God Almighty and great is the peace of my child!!  Amen!  That’s it! It’s a done deal.  Do not vacillate, do not worry about what you see.  Do not worry if it ‘looks like’ they keep doing drugs.  Jesus’s Name is above every name and the victory is won and that situation is done. Cast the care of it on Jesus because you have already used your king/priest power.  The devil knows who you are and more importantly Whose you are.  You belong to JESUS and satan has to obey.  Don’t let time pull you into the natural. God is not bound by time.  He’s bound by His Word that you have spoken so REST!!!!

Now understand, you do not have authority over a persons will and there is still a natural component to this.   They have to desire to be free. If they do now you have the legal right to break the power of the devil in their lives.  You have authority over demonic spirits but not human spirits.  You may need to get the person help in the form of rehab or other things but deal with the root first which is always spiritual.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT STRIFE & HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (yielding, gentle, and conciliatory), and to show unqualified courtesy toward everybody. Titus 3:2 Amplified Bible

Recently I heard a person ask, ” How do we handle a coworker who is constantly stirring up strife no matter how nice you try to treat her? I know we are to pray for our enemies but relationally what can we do to help turn this around or can we? ”

This is a great question and one that many of us are seeking the answer to.  Dealing with strife or possible strife type situations can be a little tricky but they are nothing when handled with the wisdom and word of God.  If you really think about it when Jesus answered Martha in Luke, he really showed us a key to handling difficult people at work, in our home and in our marriages. Lets look at what Jesus said.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,”  Luke 10:41 New International Version

Let’s examine all the things that are said and shown in these few words from Our Lord.  If you use the steps Jesus did you will deal with people right as well and probably win that person over and they may even become a good friend.  First of all man looks on the outside but Jesus always deals with the root and the truth.  If you are familiar with this entire story, Jesus had come to Mary and her sister Martha’s home and part of Eastern culture is to fix a guest a meal.  But Mary instead sat at Jesus feet and listened to him teach while Martha was in the kitchen getting heated because Mary would not come and help her it appears.  When Martha asked Jesus how come He did not care that Mary did not help her cook, Jesus seemed to almost ignore the cooking issue and went to the real truth.  Jesus knew that Martha was worried about ‘many things’, she just happened to use the food as an excuse to start fussing.

We have all done this.  You are really upset about one thing but the opportunity comes to go off about something else and your fleshy is like here’s my chance to go off on this person or about this situation. When people or your spouse is acting a certain way many times it’s not really the issue that is the issue that is causing the issue you are having the issue over.  Haha!!!  A husband may snap at his wife because he knows inside he does not have enough money to pay everything and he’s known about it for two weeks.  Right before he walked in the house the bill collector called him on his cell and told him they’re going to do such and such if he does not do so and so.  Meanwhile the wife is at home and has been thinking :”When Jim gets home I am going to ask him about what does he want for dinner?”  Jim steps in and his wife greets him and ask the question and where he would normally say grilled chicken and vegetables he instead says, “You don’t have dinner done yet? You knew I was on the way home.”  Now his wife knows he normally does not act that way but the way he said it hurt her feelings and she snaps back and then bam, the seed of strife is trying to plant itself.

My point is what did Jesus have to stop and do in order to give Martha the answer He did?  He had to think about her and not  Himself and take the time and think, “What is really wrong with Martha?”  Then the Holy Spirit reveals it to Him and he is able to give her a gentle rebuke and tell her he knows whats really going on all at the same time.  How did Jesus do that?  LOVE.  Love is not selfish.  It doesn’t seek its own rights and its own way because it is not self seeking.  And most important, LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!  So when a person keeps acting in a strifeful manner don’t think about yourself, take the time and think what is really going on with that person Lord and how can I help.  He may not tell you but He may say, “Give her fifty dollars.”   Don’t get all riled up and say, “Lord did you see the way she just treated me?” Of course he did. But He knows the person drove to work on fumes and they are wondering how they are going to get gas to make it to the daycare to pickup their child as well as buy dinner tonite because they have no food either.  This leads us back to our opening text.

To slander or abuse or speak evil of no one, to avoid being contentious, to be forbearing (yielding, gentle, and conciliatory), and to show unqualified courtesy toward everybody. Titus 3:2 Amplified Bible

I want you to look at the last part of that scripture.  It says we are to show “unqualified courtesy to everybody”.  That means the person who qualifies for no courtesy is the main one you are to show courtesy to.  Why? Because thats what God the Father (I like to call Him Big Poppa and he loves it when I do) and Jesus did to you.  You didn’t qualify for blessing but He gave it to you anyway.  You didn’t qualify to be made righteous but He made you righteous anyway through Jesus.  And besides that you will get all your money back plus some when you take the fifty dollars and the person starts crying and telling you the real reason they been acting ugly.  THAT IS GRACE!!! THAT IS JESUS!! He is full of GRACE and TRUTH and He will lead and guide you into all Truth by the Holy Spirit. Just pull your flesh back and stay in love and watch what happens.  You don’t know what that person is dealing with and it could be any number of things from self-hatred, to divorce, to just plain old no joy or no peace.  But you have joy and you have peace or shalom and it was given to you by Jesus and Jesus said, “Freely you have received, so freely give.”

So next time a person keeps up in strife make the decision to keep loving them. Don’t join in with the strife then the devil wins.    Keep on loving them and if you miss it and get into strife don’t get condemned.  Just receive superabounding GRACE and remember God is Love and LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!!   Show unqualified courtesy to everyone just like Jesus remembering that as He is so are you in this world.

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!