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!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “YOUR DOMINION” PART 2

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26 King James Version

Yesterday we got into somethings that The Holy Spirit desired to highlight.  One was dominion and the other was ownership.   Although we started on dominion yesterday we focused on ownership  and today we are going to focus again on dominion.   The two are really two sides of the same coin only with different faces if you will.  The word dominion there in Genesis comes from the Hebrew word radah which means reign.  When a king has dominion or reigns over a certain territory or land, that means he has power and authority there.  It also means regardless of who owns the land or currently lives on it by his authority and office he can take ownership of the land.  As The Word declares the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness there of, the world and they that dwell in it.  This is still true today however God gave mankind a 6000 year lease on the Earth to rule and reign in and on it.  Man has authority  and dominion here.  This is one of the reasons Jesus had to be born as a man.  If He had simply come here as God then satan could have called Him out about it and declared He was not righteous because He broke His Word about giving man dominion for that time period.  Our Father is RIGHTEOUS.  He does not have to stoop to the devil’s lying ways to get the victory because He is victory.  He obtained the ultimate victory over the devil through the finished work of Jesus Christ and Jesus in turn turned around and gave that victory to us.

How did Jesus multiply the loaves?  DOMINION!  How did Jesus walk on water? DOMINION!  How did Jesus do all the things He did before even dying on the Cross and being born again.  By the power of the Holy Spirit and DOMINION!  You really have to grasp the bigness of what Jesus did and how He did it.  He used the same dominion that God has given to every man and woman on the Earth in Genesis 1:26.  God never changed His mind or His Word.  The only difference between Jesus and you is that He knew He had dominion and believed it and He found out about it the same way you and I can, by reading and studying The Word. Yes he studied The Word just like you and I are supposed to do each day.  What do you think Jesus was doing for those 30 years before he started His ministry?  He was spending time with His Father and studying The Word.  Since He is The Word, you could say He spent 30 years learning about Himself and about what He could do.  Spending time in and with The Word is how you learn about yourself and what you can do through Christ who once again, is The Word.  Did you know that Jesus was not the first person to multiply food?

42One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people so they can eat.”

43“What?” his servant exclaimed. “Feed a hundred people with only this?”

But Elisha repeated, “Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the LORD says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!” 44And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the LORD had promised.  2 Kings 4:42-44  New Living Translation

Jesus read that and knew that.  It was in the old scrolls they had in the Temple.  Elisha did not pray, he just said, “Give it to the people so they can eat”.  Now he said “thus saith the Lord ” later but he just used his dominion same as Jesus.  Elisha simply believed what He heard God say and acted on that.  God already gave man the permission and command to subdue the Earth in Genesis.  Bread is in the Earth and comes from the Earth.  Water is in the Earth.  Jesus used His God given dominion as a man to walk on the water.  How?  By simply believing what His Father said in Genesis 1:26.    Well Brother Vincent you’re just acting like anything we see in the Bible is possible!!”  I’m glad you said that.  You’re thinking about if you can walk on water instead of believing you can walk on water. That is human reasoning.  2 Corinthians 10:5 tells you what to do with that so I’m not going to take up time and space here with that.  Lets see what Jesus said about “if you can”.

21Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”

“From childhood,” he answered. 22“It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”

23“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”  Mark 9:21-13 NIV

Now do you know who is ‘the one who believes”?  Our faith waivers sometime and we get to thinking about this and considering that.  But not Jesus!! JESUS ALWAYS BELIEVES!!!  So guess what, your only job is to know what’s yours and then believe in the One who believes all the time.  This is your only job.  I didn’t say that Jesus did.  Check this out.

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

Jesus has already given you EVERYTHING HE HAS!! There is no more to give.  There is only more for you to receive. The Father gave you dominion and He gave you Jesus. That’s all you need.  Get to receiving NOW!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ‘YOUR DOMINION”

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  Genesis 1:26 King James Version

When Poppa speaks everything listens?  Notice I said everything listens. I did not say everyone listens because sometimes we humans act less smart than animals but Poppa loves us any way.  Praise God!!  But everything listens.  Donkeys listen to God when He says, “Speak donkey!”  The donkey does not say, ” But I don’t  normally talk.  I have no business talking.”  No donkeys, fish, birds, rocks, trees, the sea obey when God speaks.  So what does that have to do with dominion?  EVERYTHING!!!    I want you to put your catchers (listening ears) on because what we are going to talk about is crucial. You knowing you HAVE dominion has always been and will be all the more vital as time goes on.  God the Father, Who Loves you GAVE YOU dominion.  This is why I titled this YOUR DOMINION.  When someone gives you a car and you receive it it’s yours.  You can use it anytime you want however you want.  You can use your car for your benefit or you can give someone else a ride and use your car for their benefit.  This is the benefit of ownership in dominion.  But you must take ownership.

If someone buys you a brand new Mercedes GL 550 loaded with the luxury package, then calls you up and says Sister So and So this is Brother Bless You. ” I just bought you a new Mercedes and left it at the dealership, it’s all paid and I gave them your name and all you have to do is go down there and sign the title for it.”  Then Brother Bless You hangs up.  If you go back to watching Wheel of Fortune and forget about it or worse believe it’s too good to be true and never go to the dealership that Mercedes does you no good or anyone else.  This is what some believers do.  Or in some cases some believers when God gives them something then they say, “Well Lord I give it back to you” then the Lord says,  “No I gave it to you” then they say “Yes Lord but everything I have is yours.”  Now you and the Lord play tennis and a legal claim is never made on the thing and spiritual ownership is up in the air. This is how things are sometimes stolen.   I did not even mean to go to that depth but I have a peace about it so I will not delete it.  One of the main things I keep hearing Sister Gloria Copeland say lately and she has for years is, “TAKE IT!!!”  Did you know the word receive in the Greek is the word lambano and it means to take?

God the Father already knows everything is His. He knew that before you said that to Him.  Understand this, when God gives you something and YOU receive it as yours then guess what?  It automatically belongs to Jesus because you belong to Jesus.  Jesus BELONGS to you because the Father gave Him to you. He is a gift and He is YOURS,  His Name is Yours!  His Name belongs to you.  He delights in giving and you need to delight in receiving. You need to delight in taking from your Father and once He gives it say, ” That is now mine!! That is my healing!!  That is my money!! That is my child!!  That is my job!!  When you approach it from a standpoint of ownership your whole attitude will be different.  I remember I had a nice contract with a well-known company but there was this one lady who constantly tried to come against me.  I would stand on The Word and we would win the contract the next year and the next and the next. Well finally the contract got to a certain size and man the persecution was not coming every three months.  It was weekly.  Finally I got mad, started saying what they said and got over into fear a little and did not bid for the contract on the followup year after 5 years of HAVING IT and then lost it.  Every time I bid I won.  As a matter of truth many of the times when the contract was out to bid although there were thousands of people aware of it I was the only one to respond. Why?  Because it was MINE!!  And no matter what that lady tried to do she could not take what was mine because I was saying, “IT”S MINE!” I knew without a shadow of a doubt God had given it to me.  My bid was my ownership claim.  When I did not bid I took myself off of it by not making the claim necessary in the Earth realm.

We need to know WE, not the world have the dominion here not the sinners.  We have dominion, its been given to us by God and He never changed His Word or His mind.  Make sure you are not asking the world for permission to have something that God the Father already gave you or said you can take!!!  The Earth is the Lord’s not the devil’s, not his children.  THE LORD’S.  This is why it’s so important that you see and say that GOD IS YOUR FATHER!!!  Stop calling Him God all the time, call him Poppa, Daddy, Abba or whatever is your comfortable father term.  Abba, Daddy and Poppa indicates closeness and even Oneness.  Look at this scripture about Jesus calling God his Father.

25Jesus replied, “I have already told you, and you don’t believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father’s name. 26But you don’t believe me because you are not my sheep. 27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, 29for my Father has given them to me **(see that you are a gift to Jesus from the Father)**, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. 30The Father and I are one.”

31Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. 32Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?”

33They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.”  John 10:31 New Living Translation

Tell me something.  Do you see anywhere in those verses where Jesus claimed to be God? No you don’t. Jesus simply said the Father and I are One.   Jewish people know that whenever a person claims that someone is their father, that puts them on equal footing and standing with their father.  They know this.  This is why they said Jesus blasphemed.  Look at what Jesus said later when He talked about His Father who is your Father.

All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you. John 16:15 KJV

Everything the Father has belongs to Jesus.  The Father had you and he turned around and gave you to Jesus as a gift.  Then The Father turned around and gave Jesus to you as a gift, the gift of RIGHTEOUSNESS.  Jesus just took Ownership of you when you accepted Him and all the Father has.  You are joint heir WITH Jesus and everything Jesus has is yours which is everything the Father has.  Wow I am going to have to go back and read this myself because I had no idea all this would come out.  We were focusing on dominion but the Holy Spirit is focusing on ownership.  The two are tied together because without the dominion you can’t take ownership.  Exercise your dominion over ALL THE EARTH.  Now remember you have dominion over everything.  You do not have dominion over people.  God the Father does not make people do things and neither can you.  That is witchcraft.  A demon spirit is a thing and you have dominion over them given by Jesus in Luke 10:19.  I pray this blesses you and you walk in great grace and great glory.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “BEING” A TREE OF LIFE

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12 New Living Translation

Have you ever thought about how things would be so different if Adam had eaten from the Tree of Life instead of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?  Think about this:

  • No one would ever die.
  • No sickness or disease would exist.
  • No lack in any area.
  • True peace and harmony between all people and all things.

People talk about this all the time and make stories and movies about it. Unfortunately, in this perverted world and because Adam did eat from the wrong tree, that will never happen until Jesus comes and governs the Earth.  But lets talk about right here and right now. Did you know that  you can BE a tree of life?

Take a look at these scriptures.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 New Living Translation

This verse tells us when hope, which Bible hope is a confident and consistent expectation of good is deferred it can make the heart sick.  But when your God-given dream or desire is fulfilled, it is and becomes a tree of life not just to the dreamer but to others.  I look at ministers like Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, Joseph Prince.  These people are trees of life.  By fulfilling their God-given purpose they have become a tree of life because they are spreading the Gospel of Jesus and shining light on Jesus by preaching and teaching the Word of God who is Jesus.  Look at this next verse.

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives. Proverbs 11:30 NIV

If you are born again you ARE righteous!!! Just as righteous as the ministers I mentioned above and Jesus has ordained you to bear fruit just like they are bearing fruit. By sharing your life and the light of Jesus thru your gift be it writing or working with children or being an astronaut, fruit comes from these seemingly natural things.  It’s a lot like Jesus.  When Jesus was here he looked like a man, but He was so much more.  He was and is THE TREE OF LIFE and as He is so are we in this world. The words and attitudes of grace we share and display are fruit for your family and your co-workers and others to partake of so that they can taste The Father’s goodness thru Jesus.

The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 NIV

The New Testament admonishes us to let our speech always be seasoned with GRACE, undeserved, unmerited favor towards all people. When we do this it provides healing to others and they don’t forget it.  We don’t want to crush our family members spirits or other people’s. Words are powerful. More powerful than a nuclear bomb and twice as destructive.  Words start wars, murders and all types of conflict but faith words nourish and comfort.  So determine to be a tree of life just like Jesus. That is what he purposed for you to do.  Don’t be afraid to move out on that God-given dream because it will be a tree of life to you and to others. Shalom!!!

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

But as for us, Christ’s mind we have.  I Corinthians 2:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Take some time this weekend and believe and receive this word of God.  Really take the time to see and ingest spiritually what The Word of God is saying .  But also take the time to understand what it is not saying.  It is not saying that you have the mind of Christ because you think you do.  It is not saying you have the mind of Christ because you are suddenly smarter.  Remember that you are the righteousness (the just) of God in Christ Jesus.  The Bible says the just or the righteous shall live by faith.  So you are going to have to just believe The Word of God.  If the Bible says you have the mind of Christ then just agree and say, “I have the mind of Christ!”.

When you begin to simply believe and confess this, Christ thoughts will begin to manifest,  They are already there in your spirit. Your faith will manifest what is already so in the spirit world.  This is how this thing works.  Plain and simple.  The truth is whatever God the Father says that is what is true and whatever you see is only temporary.  So take some time to believe that you have the mind of Christ.  That mind will begin to manifest and make you successful in every area of your life.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE LAW REQUIRES, BUT GRACE GIVES Part 2

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. Genesis 25:5 King James Version

This scripture is a picture of God the Father(Abraham) and God the Son Jesus(Isaac).  Jesus willingly GAVE Himself for us.  The Father did not force Him to come down and die.  They discussed it and Jesus agreed that if the Father would prepare Him a Body, He would come down and die for us to place us in right standing again with the Father and GIVE us eternal life, eternal salvation, eternal redemption and an eternal inheritance.  In John 10:10 Jesus said that He came that we might have life and have it in super abundance.  This life is His own life.  The very same life that Jesus and the Father have, He has GIVEN to us. I want you to pay attention to all this GIVING.  That’s Who Grace is! That’s what Grace(Jesus) does! He GIVES!!!  The Law is not like that.  It does not really have any room to give.  If you miss it the law has no give it says simply that you must be punished.

You must show no pity for the guilty! Your rule should be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. Deuteronomy 19:21 New Living Translation

In the above scripture verse God was laying down the law for how guilty people are to be handled, with no pity or mercy.  But Christ is the end of the law and The Father is merciful to our unrighteousness because we are under GRACE or because of Jesus.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Romans 10:4 King James Version

But when God found fault with the people, he said:

“The day is coming, says the LORD,
when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel and Judah.  (We are of the tribe of Judah just as Jesus is.)
And I will forgive their wickedness,
and I will never again remember their sins.” Hebrews 8: 8 & 12 New Living Translation

Sin and the law used to reign in our lives but no more.  Now Grace reigns!!! It is truly sad when New Testament believers fight and claw to live like they are under the Old Testament and under the law. They want to live by the ten commandments when they cannot. Christ is the END OF THE LAW.  They think if they do not live by the law that they will run rampant sinning and living wildly.  But The Word Who is Jesus has already answered that.

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

The law demands that you DO what is right or it will punish and condemn you.  Grace supplies you with Jesus’s very own righteousness which GIVES you right standing permanently with God the Father and it cannot be taken away because it was not given based on what you did or didn’t do but what Jesus did at the Cross.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.   Romans 5:1 New Living Translation

Notice in the next verse how Grace has come into play in Romans 5:2

New International Version
through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

New Living Translation
Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

So we have been made right or righteous because of Jesus.  We are in right standing in The Father’s sight.  When you know that you are righteous not because of you but  because of Jesus’s undeserved favor then this causes you to reign in life.  It’s not you. GRACE DOES IT!!!!

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:21 King James Version

Grace reigns thru righteousness.  We have been given GRACE Who is Jesus and all that Jesus has belongs to us.  He has GIVEN it to us.  You cannot earn it.  You cannot earn an inheritance. An inheritance is GIVEN to you.

That is why He is the One who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant. Hebrews 9:15 New Living Translation

The Law requires you to DO something to get something. That sounds like the world.  Grace says accept what has been GIVEN to you because of what Christ has DONE!!!  Which will you choose?

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE LAW REQUIRES, BUT GRACE GIVES Part 1

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. Genesis 25:5 King James Version

If you have been a believer you may be familiar with the story of Abraham.  God blessed Abraham and made Him prosperous and rich and He did it by GIVING to Abraham. Many believers don’t realize it but Abraham was under the covenant of GRACE just as New Testament believers are today.  The same Gospel and Jesus that you believe in is the same Gospel that God the Father preached to Abraham thousands of years ago.  God the Father GAVE wealth to Abraham even in the midst of Abraham lying, being fearful and letting another man take his wife. Right in that situation God blessed, protected, prospered and increased Abraham and Sarah and punished the man that Abraham gave his wife too.  Why? Because Abraham was righteous.

11As he was approaching the border of Egypt, Abram said to his wife, Sarai, “Look, you are a very beautiful woman. 12When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife. Let’s kill him; then we can have her!’ 13So please tell them you are my sister. Then they will spare my life and treat me well because of their interest in you.”
14And sure enough, when Abram arrived in Egypt, everyone noticed Sarai’s beauty. 15When the palace officials saw her, they sang her praises to Pharaoh, their king, and Sarai was taken into his palace. 16Then Pharaoh gave Abram many gifts because of her—sheep, goats, cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.

17But the LORD sent terrible plagues upon Pharaoh and his household because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. Genesis 12:16 New Living Translation

I want you to notice something.  Who was in fear that someone could take their life here?  Abram!  Who was willing to let his wife be taken so that his life would be spared, a selfish and cowardly act? Abram!  Who was given material blessings for giving up his wife? Abram!   Now notice one more thing.  Who got punished with plagues? Pharaoh.  Something is not fair. Abram is the one who lied and was in fear and selfishly gave up his wife to save his own self but God punished Pharaoh.  GRACE IS NOT FAIR!!!  Had this been a situation where they were under law, the law would have demanded that Abraham be punished. Instead God saw to it that material blessing was given to Abram and he got his wife back and still got to keep all of his stuff.

I want you to see a very profound truth.  Look at the conditional nature of the law.

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. I Chronicles 28:9 New Living Translation

But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the commands and decrees I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, 7then I will uproot Israel from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make Israel an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations. 8And though this Temple is impressive now, all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads in amazement. They will ask, ‘Why did the LORD do such terrible things to this land and to this Temple?’ I Kings 9:6-8 New Living Translation

You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:18 English Standard Version

God does not change.  Even under the law, He still keeps his covenant He swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  But before the law you see God the Father GIVING wealth to people. Under the Law, God gives people the power to get wealth.  But under Grace God gives people life, wealth, health and healing and wholeness. Notice all the GIVING going on.

Then Pharaoh gave Abram many gifts because of her—sheep, goats, cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.  Genesis 12:16 King James Version

Pharaoh gave Abram many gifts and the gifts were not taken back when Pharaoh had to give back Sarai his wife.

And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. Genesis 25:5 King James Version

Abraham (who is a picture of God the Father), gave Isaac (who is a picture of Jesus the Son) all he had.

The LORD caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!  Exodus 12:36 New Living Translation

They were given the Egyptians wealth.

So the sons of Israel did this. Joseph gave them carts, as Pharaoh had commanded, and he also gave them provisions for their journey.  To each of them he gave new clothing, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels of silver and five sets of clothes. Genesis 45:21-22 New International Version

Joseph (who is a picture of Jesus) gave them carts and provisions for their journey.

The Law demands but Grace gives or supplies. Study this out for yourself. Even in the Garden of Eden, Adam did not have to do anything, everything was given to him and prepared for him before he was even placed into the garden. God never changes.  This is in no way saying people should not work but our prosperity comes from Jesus!!! Before the law was given God the Father was simply giving and blessing.  Under the law, things were conditional. But now because of Jesus GRACE has been restored by us having peace with God the Father thru the Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:1 declares this.  Grace is undeserved, unmerited favor.  Its based on what Jesus did, His finished work. This is how we reign in life by receiving the abundance of GRACE who is Jesus.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

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 THE TRUTH – ABOUT RIVERS IN THE DESERT

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19  KJV

Can you tell me when is the last time you have seen a river in the desert?  Naturally, maybe never.  But by trusting and believing the Word of God you can change any desert situation in your life to a pure, crystal clear flowing river that never ceases.  You may need to ‘see’ a river of healing or a river of financial favor.  You may need restoration in your marriage or other God ordained relationships.  Whatever the need is understand by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, it has already been provided for.  There are some key secrets locked into those two verses. Let’s break them down.

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Focusing on the past problem is a hindrance to your faith.  Why? Because the issue is in the realm of the seen.  The  Word tells us to look at what you cannot see.  How do we do that? By finding and looking at what The Word says about our situation.  I could go thru all the popular scriptures on finances and healing but you know how about we just focus on the revelation and truth of just one?

His divine power has GIVEN us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  Berean Study Bible 2 Peter 1:3

I desire to help and bless you so I want you to begin to pay extra special attention to the New Testament scriptures that talk about what God thru Christ has GIVEN us.  A friend could call you up and say, “Hey I have a jacket, Ralph Lauren jacket that I have never worn or used. It still has the tags on it. Would you like it?”  Sure you say and then they tell you its yours just come pick it up.   Two months go by and you have never went to “receive your jacket.”   Poppa has GIVEN us ALL THINGS.  Everything includes ALL THINGS that we need for life(natural life) and godliness (spiritual life).  Do you believe it?

Is a home a necessity of life and not just any home a nice one?  Yes if you know God, you know He has provided for you to have the best because He gave you His best gift first: JESUS.  Everything else is lower than Jesus.  A nice house is a lesser gift than Jesus.  A nice car cannot compare to Jesus. Are you getting the picture?  So since Poppa HAS GIVEN that means if there is any lack in any area of your life that there are RIVERS IN THE DESERT just waiting for you to partake of.  So forget the past and go get, TAKE what Poppa has already given you.  You will be glad you did!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION-WHAT ARE YOU CONSCIOUS OF?

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?  Hebrews 10:2 English Standard Version

Are you conscious of the finished work of Christ?  Is it constantly on your mind, the fact that you are healed and whole and rich and prosperous?  It’s a good idea for you to really think about that.  Why?  Because whatever you are conscious of can affect your thoughts, then your actions and then your life.   Being sin conscious is dangerous.  I’m not talking about the so called big sins, sex and other things.  No I mean lack, sickness, failure and worry amongst other things.  Sin is the greek word harmartia and it simply means to miss the mark.  If a person is missing the mark in their body because of sickness that is sin and it is not the will of God the Father.  If a person does not have enough provision to live life and live it in abundance that is also sin and it is not the will of The Father.  The blood offerings of bulls and goats could never make people perfect and purge their consciousness from sin.  If it could, then the people would no longer be conscious of sin and meditate and think about it and have it continually affecting their life.  But Jesus’s Blood is very different.

Just think how much more the Blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.   Hebrews 9:14 New Living Translation

The Blood of Christ  is powerful.  Through it we have redemption through His Blood and the forgiveness of sins.  That Blood can purge our conscience to the point where we have no more consciousness of sins.  Imagine being no longer conscious of pain, or lack or debt.  You are only conscious of God’s healing power  and provision that has been provided through Christ Jesus.   When you give God’s Word and finished work more weight than the circumstances in your life, things will change because you curse those areas of your life by lightly esteeming them.  Don’t be sin conscious.  Be righteousness conscious.  When you do Jesus has promised that you will reign in life.

Al the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!