TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION- INTIMATE OR FAMILIAR?

And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 New Living Translation

Imagine something for a moment.  What if you were in a relationship with someone and you had known of them for years.  You knew this and that about the person.  You knew some of their likes and dislikes. But let’s say after 20 years both of you were out at a restaurant together and you both ran into someone who knew your friend, say an old friend.  Your friend greets the old friend and then introduces them to you.  Since they are alone they ask the old friend to join you both at your table.  As the dinner progresses you all began to talk and laugh and speak of old times and different situations.  The old friend begins to share different things about your friend that you never knew. Things that they like, different trade crafts they had or have but have not been using while with you.  Your response may be, “I had no idea you could do that or I had no idea you enjoyed this or that!”  As the old friend and your friend continue to go on, you become quiet and just begin to listen as you realize that this old friend knows your friend better than you do. They have or had a different relationship. Not a romantic or sexual relationship but a deeper one.

At that time you realize that you are familiar with your friend but that person is or has been intimate with them. Most time when people think of intimacy they automatically think of sex but that is not really intimacy. Intimacy is openness, sharing, caring tenderness. Intimacy is a trust and a dependency.  A covenant relationship if you will.  What’s your point Vincent?  My point is when  you allow only  a minister or TV evangelist to teach you The Word you miss out on The Teacher Himself teaching you personally.  Perhaps this is the extent of your knowledge of The Word and all of your ministry is received in this manner.  While it is a good thing to attend church and hear The Word and listen to ministers by way of TV, or the internet or other mediums, it will never compare or fulfill you like spending time with The Word yourself.  You will be familiar with Jesus Who is The Word.  You will know His name and hear about some of the things He did and can do but it won’t be personal and intimate to you.  If that kind of surface relationship continues there WILL BE things that you will never find out until you get to Heaven about Jesus and The Father.  The Father never designed for you to have a  familiar or partial relationship with Him and Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Intimacy was always His plan.  You see this in the garden of Eden when God the Father came down in the cool of the day to talk with Adam and Eve.  He has never changed.  This is a big reason why God found fault with the Old Testament.  He could not be close enough to His people by being in a box or the Ark.  No He wanted to be with them and in them and through the finished work of Christ He has now achieved the means to do so.  Knowing Jesus personally and intimately is ETERNAL LIFE!

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. I John 5:11 NIV

Get to know Him for yourself.  Don’t be content with a familiar relationship but pursue and intimate one.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALL GRACE

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:8  English Standard Version

One of the greatest things about our Father and faith is that you don’t have to understand everything about it to have it work for you.  All the details and schematics and intricacies you will come to learn over time but to enjoy the benefits you only have to BELIEVE and RECEIVE.  It’s similar to electricity.  You may not know what a transformers is or a ceramic coupling and how it helps get electricity to your home but, you do know how to turn on a light switch.

When we look at the scripture above and the entire Word of God, we must see it as an opportunity for increase and abundance.  Why?  Because it says God is able to make ALL GRACE.  Now I am not going to even attempt to know every single blessing and benefit that could possibly be included in ALL GRACE but I can say, Poppa I thank you that Your Word says you are able to make ALL GRACE abound towards me so that I am always having all sufficiency in all things and so that I can be able to give to every good work SO BE IT UNTO ME ACCORDING TO YOUR WORD!!!

I say again, I may not know everything that it includes but when it shows up I will recognize that it is from Poppa.  Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights and He will never change.  If it wasn’t His will to give ALL GRACE TO YOU He would have never put it as an option on the menu of His Word.  Receive ALL GRACE today and everyday.  Expect it and it will change your entire life.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2 KJV

What is the “perfect will of God the Father” for you?  It’s easier to find than you think.  Just go back to Genesis 1 and 2.  The Father never changes.  His will then was for you to be abundantly provided for, never to struggle, to live easy and with perfect conditions, temperatures and situations.   Never to experience sin and death and old age and sickness and disease.  The Father has NEVER changed His mind and He never will.

But when Adam sinned it seemed that plan was ruined. However, The Father is never caught off guard.  He had GRACE already planned.  Abraham lived under God’s Grace not the law and commandments.  None of these had been given.  When you look at Abraham he was healthy, very rich and victorious.  You don’t see anywhere in the Bible where Abraham was sick.   Sounds like Jesus doesn’t it?  This is because Abraham was righteous and HE KNEW IT.

And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 New Living Translation

After this when God decided to destroy Sodom and Abraham’s nephew Lot was there, he reminded the Lord about this righteousness.

Abraham approached him and said, “Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked?  Genesis 18:23  New Living Translation

So Abraham brought up his righteousness before God.  It was not so much his as it was the righteousness that God had given him or credited him with.  That righteousness delivered Lot from death.  The Father always keeps His Word.

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.  Proverbs 11:4 New Living Translation

So we see here that righteousness can deliver a person from the wrath of God and death.  Death never was God’s plan anyway especially for His children.  If The Father will deliver you from death through the righteousness of His Son, you can best believe He can, will and HAS delivered you from any and everything else like debt, lack, sickness, disease and trouble.  I believe that!!!  If He will deliver you from the greater and more dangerous He will deliver you from the least.

Righteousness and Grace is God the Father’s perfect will and GRACE is Jesus.  Both of these come through Jesus.

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 New Living Translation

So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 New Living Translation

So confess daily that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus knowing that righteousness delievereth out of trouble, sin and death.    When you do God’s perfect will be made manifest to you because it is Jesus Himself. And Jesus is already in you so you have THE VICTORY!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ” ABOUT NOBODY’S PERFECT…EXCEPT YOU!!!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT…….

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – YOUR FULL TIME JOB

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

Have you ever thought about what the world considers a full-time job.  When you think about it, you see right off the back that it’s a lie.  “What do you mean Brother Vincent?”  I mean do you work at your job 24 hours a day seven days a week?  Of course not.  So to be completely truthful even a job that someone is working 60-70 hours a week in is not a full-time job.  Everyone has simply accepted what that world has classified as full-time but really they are all part-time jobs.  But we are not talking about the world here, we are talking about believers.  Believers do have a full-time job.  Not all of them go to work but they do have a full-time job.  What is that work or job?  BELIEVING!!!

Look at the above mentioned scripture.  This is Jesus Our Lord and Saviour talking.  He said, “This is the only WORK God wants from you:  Believe in the One He has sent.”  So what Jesus is saying the only work the Father wants from you is to believe in His Son.  Did He say just believe in Him when you go to work? No.  Did He say just believe in Him when you have a problem?  No.  He said BELIEVE.  This believing here is perpetual and infinite.  How do I know that?  Because Poppa never changes.  In Genesis chapter 1, God said, “Let there be light!!!”   There is still that light today and scientist have proven that the universe continues to expand right up until now.  Why?  Because God never said, “Light stop!”  Jesus never said, “Stop believing.”  He simply said, “Believe in the One He has sent.”  Understand that this is your full-time job.  You are to be believing all the time.  When you wake up, when you go to sleep.  When you go to work, when you go to the movies, when you watch TV.  How can I do that?  Easy!  Simply understand that it’s not hard to do when you know that that is who and what you are.  YOU ARE A BELIEVER!!!! That is what you do you believe!!!  Do you understand your full-time job now.  If not, read it again.  If so, GET TO WORK!!!

All the ‘blessed’  to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- BEING ONE WITH JESUS – WEEKEND EDITION

I have given them the glory You gave Me, so they may be One as We are One.  John 17:22 New Living Translation

Are you willing to buck tradition and your own preconceived notion about, “God gets ALL the glory?”  I am amazed at how much Bible toting Christians suddenly go silent when I say, “Make sure you receive the glory!!!”  Many go absolutely silent and give me the look like, “See Vincent has finally lost it.  Everybody knows that God gets all the glory”  But guess what?  That’s not what Jesus said.  You may be shocked to find out that Jesus is the speaker of the scripture listed above. and it may be well worth your time to read the entire prayer Jesus prayed in John 17.

The truth is, believers have heard, “God gets all the glory” and “He will not give His glory to another”. I have heard this for years from many pulpits.  But what is more concerning is how sometimes believers will believe what a minister says over and above The Word of God.  How does this happen? It happens because for many, many years and even today many Christians let preachers do their reading and studying for them.  This is not a bash on preachers and ministers of the gospel.  I am a minister of the gospel and so are you.  But I am told not to lean to my own understanding, especially when it’s not based on The Word of God and neither should you.  If you do you’re going to miss out on being a part of an answer to Jesus’s prayer.  Jesus prayed to The Father and said, “The glory you gave Me I have given to them.  Why? So that they may be One even as We(The Father and Jesus) are One.

Listen to me, if Jesus prayed about us receiving given glory so that, or for the purpose of us being One with Him, that tells me something.  It tells me I cannot be One with Jesus Who has glory unless I have glory too.  If I have 100 million dollars and I want you to be one with me, you cannot be one unless I give you 50 million dollars.  If I give you 49 million you might be rich but you are not one with me because I have more than you.  I hope you see this.  You cannot be One with Jesus unless you believe and receive the glory He has given you.  You are not stealing glory, He has given it to you.  And what Jesus gives it’s in your best interest to take regardless of what you have been taught, thought or told.

And that is this weekend’s Truth 4 Thought!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 5

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. I John 4:16 KJV

The secret is I must know and believe the Love the Love that God has for me. I don’t care what my mind says I must stick with and you must stick with The Word. Don’t think evil and say, “Do I really know and believe the love that God has for me?” (Love) thinketh no evil. Just agree with The Word and say, “The Word of God says I have known and believed the love that God has for me. I agree with The Word.” When you do that and say that it will be in your mouth and then get in your heart and YOU WILL know without a shadow of a doubt that you KNOW and BELIEVE the Love that God has for you and you will never fail. Don’t go off of the world’s definition for failure. You are successful because Jesus has made you a success not because you win this contest of that prize. You must know that you are already a success and then that success in Christ will manifest in your natural life and circumstances. Love thinketh no evil. Love never fails. Failure is evil. Failure is sin for all practical purposes and by definition. The word sin comes from the greek word harmatia and it means ‘to miss the mark.’ If a person starts a company and plans to make it a successful multimillion dollar company but shuts down in six months, in the natural it would be seen as a failure or by definition a sin because he or she did not hit the mark they missed the mark. It’s just that plain and simple. People fail or miss the mark (sin) everyday. They set a goal to do something with their kids or their husband and somehow it does not happen. By definition that is sin because they missed the mark. They did not do what they set out to do. But If you look closer especially with things like businesses and ventures and ideas, people miss the mark many times over. How did this happen? Because at the start of the thing, FAILURE WAS AN OPTION. They thought about failure, considered it as a possibility and worse even talked about it and had discussions and meetings with partners or bankers about failure being possible.

Today it is common and a general consensus that when a person starts a new business or a new venture that, “Hey you know the business could fail!” It’s almost like the world’s way of making sure that ingredient is added to as many of the cakes of dreams and ideas as they possibly can. Would you call starting a business or venture and then entertaining thoughts of possible failure a good thing or an evil thing? According to The Word of God that is an evil thought. Remember the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The only reason why evil exist today is because of man(Adam) choosing to experience both good and evil instead of just choosing The Tree of Life. Evil was never an option for man in God’s original plan and intent and it still is not. God is ONLY good and that is the life He has given every believer. This is why it is sin to think evil, failure, sickness, disease, poverty and lack. As a believer we have no business even considering that as an option even if it shows up in our lives because it is not based in Love or Truth. If sin or missing the mark shows up you are to say the opposite just like God did when He saw darkness. He never said one word about the darkness. To speak contrary to The Word of God is sin and is evil and can cause you to miss out on what God the Father has already provided for you through Jesus Christ. The Word of God tells us to speak the truth in love. Why? Because for the believer God(Love) has promised success and not just any success but the same success He has and even greater works than Jesus did when He was here on the Earth.

“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. John 14:12 New Living Translation

God has promised through His blessing to bless all the work of your hands. Also Jesus has forgiven and taken upon Himself ALL YOUR SIN(missing the mark or failure) so since He has done that the only thing left for you to believe is in SUCCESS. He said in Romans 6:14 that, “Sin(missing the mark, failure) shall not have dominion over you because you are not under the law but under GRACE.” Love thinketh no evil! So that means Love only thinks good. So when Love starts a business it goes into it knowing and believing, “This is so great! All I can do is succeed!!! The Word of Love(God) guarantees it.” You start a venture with that attitude I promise you and the word promises you it will be successful because you’ve started it in and on LOVE and LOVE NEVER FAILS!!! Now someone will say, “Well I’m just looking at reality and being realistic. Did you know the word TRUTH means reality. So the truth is the real reality and anything else exist as a lie. So the failure is not the truth the failure is because TRUTH was not added as an ingredient in the cake of your business or venture and it didn’t hold together. The Word of God says that LOVE NEVER FAILS and that LOVE THINKETH NO EVIL. If you believe these two things and stand on them nothing will be impossible for you because now you are operating the same way God(Love) operates. And when you do things God’s (Love’s) way you get God’s(Love’s) results. You are with Love and with Love(God) IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 4

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

(Love) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; I Corinthians 13:5 KJV

I believe it would be good for us to focus on one aspect of Love as described in the King James Version of the fifth verse where it states (Love) thinketh no evil. This is BIG!!! Did I mention that this is BIG? Okay let me say it again. This is BIG!!! There is a scripture in the book of Jeremiah.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

I was meditating this scripture one day and the Lord spoke to me on the inside and told me something I will never forget. He said to me, “Vincent, one of the reasons (not the main reason) I do not think bad thoughts about you is because if I did, I am so powerful that even my thoughts would manifest.” I really took that to heart and have kept it tucked away to help me as a parent and as a person. Now I know the main reason that God does not think bad or negative thoughts towards us is because of The Blood of Jesus has removed our sins completely and God promised He would not remember them anymore and I believe that. I encourage you to believe that too. But its interesting to see how powerful even the thoughts of God are. It also helps to know that His good and peaceful thoughts are manifesting towards me even now and I believe that and that is how we receive them. But this does not just teach me about God the Father, this also shows me myself because I am His child. Lets get back to the fifth verse of I Corinthians 13. (Love) thinketh no evil. We are New Testament believers. We are not under the Old Testament and we are not under the law. It may seem like God(Love) used to think evil in the Old Testament by many of the things that you see that are described and happened to people.

What you have to understand is that the evil things that happened to people then that were of God were in some cases punishment and in some cases justice. This evil people brought on themselves by breaking the law. It’s no different from the law system we have in place. Under the law if you do good you get good but if you do bad you get bad. Such is not so today and all praise to God the Father and Jesus! Because of Jesus (Love) thinketh no evil. Now once again many people and preachers have said and teach that sex and drugs and drinking is evil. I don’t have time to focus on the so-called “big sins” that some of these people always try to use. I would rather bring to light some of the evils that are often kept in the dark such as financial lack, sickness, sadness, depression, poverty, family dysfunction, failure mentality and a few others. In the Garden of Eden, we all know that none of the aforementioned things existed. The curse came as a result of Adam disobeying God the Father and then those things begin their manifestation.

The scripture in I Corinthians 13:5 says (Love) thinketh no evil.  This is an evil world in the natural and spiritual.  But The Word of God tells us that we are in the world but we are not of this world.  As a result of this and the truth that love thinketh no evil, we should not be thinking evil thoughts.  Naturally they will come to your mind but we should not be meditating them, entertaining them or feeding them. What happens when you feed a little baby? It grows up get bigger and gets stronger. This is how what started off as a thought becomes what is called a stronghold. A stronghold is an area of your mind or thinking where you have allowed that thought, or discipline to become an unconscious way of doing things to the point that you do it and think it without really thinking about it. Please believe me I am not condemning you this is meant to be constructive and has everything to do with our success in the things of God and our families, jobs, businesses and everyday lives. Please allow me to show you what I mean by getting back to our opening text.

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

I have heard some people say that failure is a good thing and I have heard others say that failure is a bad thing. I understand both points but at the same time I don’t put anything above the Lord or above The Word. I had to correct my own self about this when I saw it recently. So let’s go with The Word of God. What man says about failure does not really matter. When I see that God is Love and then I see that Love NEVER fails I am going to go with LOVE. As I was sitting meditating on this chapter of I Corinthians 13, I realized that God is the Author of the quote, “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION”. And if you know God at all you know that He has never failed. It may look like He failed or it may look like He’s failing but God (Love) never fails. The issue is do you know and believe THE LOVE?

We will pickup right there on our next JUST DA TRUTH post.  Remember IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – PART 3

Love never fails I Corinthians 13:8 New International Version

Do you realize that you can do the impossible with Love? Stop for one minute and really think about that. People spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out how they can do things that men see and say are impossible. Believers and unbelievers alike pursue these things not realizing that what they seek is readily available to them each and every single day. The real issue is their attention and focus is simply pointed in the wrong direction. Many times the thought is, “If I could just get enough money or if I could get that new job everything would be great!” The truth is it’s not what you have, it’s WHO you have.

For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 KJV

God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. I John 4:16 New Living Translation
So if you are a believer, God is with you. And if you are not a believer, you can have God with you in 3 seconds by declaring, “Jesus I receive You and Your finished work!” Jesus is the way to The Father. And once you accept that way God is with you and nothing is impossible. Now in a lot of cases many ministers would say don’t worry about the how, just believe and that is true. Focusing on the how can sometimes be a distraction if you focus there. But The Word of God tells us in the book of Proverbs that in all our getting get understanding. So how about we get some understanding on this. The first and main reason you and every person saved or unsaved should know and understand as to how and why God the Father does things is because of LOVE. LOVE is powerful because Love is God or God is Love. When we take the various truths of The Word of God and examine them, it really becomes quite clear how and why Love is so powerful and how with Love(God) all things are possible. Lets take a look at Love in the famous love chapter I Corinthians 13.

I Corinthians 13 J.B. Phillips Translation

4 This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience—it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.

5-6 Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.

7-8a Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.

That indeed is a mouthful or a headful or however you have just ingested it. So much has just been said in those four short verses. Let’s deconstruct this with the help of the Helper, The Holy Ghost, and get all the nutrients out of what has just been said. The fourth verse speaks of how Love(God) is slow to lose patience and has sought out ways to be constructive or beneficial to us as people in general, not just believers. It then goes on to focus on how love has nothing to do with selfishness and how it is not concerned primarily with what people think of them nor does it operate in a conceited way about herself. Now this bears some attention as many people and preachers paint a picture of a God Who is completely selfish and possibly what would be classified in human terms as an ego maniac. This false ‘god’ they paint a picture of is the one sitting on the throne with a lightning bolt waiting to catch you doing one thing wrong so he can fry you accordingly. Let me assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. This directly opposes the patience and love described in the fourth verse. So when you see God described in this way be sure to take that misinformation and store it somewhere useful, like the trash bin and don’t forget to empty it. Verses five and six expound even further regarding how unselfish Love(God) is. Let’s look at it in a different version of the Bible

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; I Corinthians 13:5 KJV

So we see here that Love(God) is not easily provoked. That means that love is not irritable, touchy, behaving like a child that does not gets its way. In addition we see here the maturity of God the Father and how His Love in us can mature us and cause us to overcome our selfish and irritable human tendencies when we realize that we are God’s (Love’s) very own children. The same characteristics and traits and abilities and powers that are in God the Father are in us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Do you see however that it also says, “seeketh not her own” in the verse? That means that Jesus is not going to force you to walk in His character even if you are born again because Love has the utmost respect for people and their free will. Jesus in you by way of the Holy Spirit will help you. The Holy Spirit is described as the Helper but He will not force you because He is not seeking His own way. We all miss it but when we understand Love and the will of Love and yield to it, it makes us failure proof.

Be sure to join us tomorrow and all week as we continue with this series.  It will be well worth your investment of time and attention as well as empower you with the attitude that IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.

All the “blessed” to you!!!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT “IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING” – Part 2

And Jesus said to him, ‘If thou art able to believe! All things are possible to the One that is believing;’ Mark 9:23 Young’s Literal Translation

Yesterday we talked a lot about believing.  And today we are going to talk about …… wait for it …. BELIEVING!!!  Believing is the genesis of impossible.  When you look at the planet, outer space and the universe and think about the truth that everything we see came from words or THE WORD, most people think “That’s impossible!”.  But that is the whole point.  For the most part, I don’t think and I don’t want to think the way most people think.  My goal is to think like God.  I have a book entitled, “Thinking Like God is the Everything That Makes Impossible Nothing”.  How does God think?  He thinks nothing is impossible and the reason why He thinks that way is because He believes.  And if He had to concern Himself with time then He would be believing 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days of the years.  If you called God and He answered the phone and you asked what are you doing, I know two things He would say.  “I’m loving people and believing.”  To be honest God really could answer, “‘I’m just being Me (LOVE) and doing what I do (BELIEVING).

(Love) Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.  Love never fails.  I Corinthians 13: 7-8  KJV 

This scripture sheds a lot of light on how to think like God the Father. God is Love.  Love believes all things.  Do you realize that the very world you live in and the very air you breath is only there because God believes?  And because you believe in God and in His Son Jesus you can do impossible things.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it from The Word Himself: JESUS!!!

Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.  Matthew 21:21 New Living Translation

I want to take the time to break apart this scripture and really examine what Jesus says in the scripture.  First of all, Jesus never lies.  So for Him to begin a scripture with, “I tell you the truth” this is something we need to pay very close attention too.  The next portion of the scripture says that if you have faith and don’t doubt.   Let talk about faith for a moment.  The word faith there is the greek word pistis.  Pistis mean faith, belief, trust, confidence.  Pistis in the Strongs definition is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, pistis (“faith”) for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion” – and therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. The Lord continuously births faith in the yielded believer so they can know what He prefers.

Now the next thing after faith is doubt.  I am going to say something that is going to sound strange.  As much as you understand faith you need to also understand doubt. You need to know what it is so you can know if you are operating in it.  If not, you may be walking thru your saved life for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 years wondering why things are not happening believing that you are in faith.  So what does it really mean to doubt.  The word doubt there is the greek word diakrino.  Diakrino means to judge or distinguish or to make a difference. Let’s break it down even further to the two words it’s composed of dia and krino.  The word dia means to go thoroughly back and forth.  The word krino means to judge.  So when you put them together diakrino means to judge back and forth or to distinguish or make a difference.  Let’s say a person is a believer and one day that believer happen to get the symptom of a headache.  The believer quickly declares, “By Jesus stripe I am healed”, and the headache quickly goes away.

But lets say the same believer the next week gets test results from the doctor and they are diagnosed with some disease that the doctor says is possibly terminal.  The believer quickly again declares, “By Jesus stripe I am healed”.   But after a few days and talking to a couple of people who began to cry and talk about how serious the disease is, the believer then begins to question or doubt whether they will be healed.  In the meantime the same believer again gets symptoms of a headache.  Again they quickly exercise their faith, declare God’s Word over the headache and it soon disappears.  A few weeks pass by and more symptoms of the disease begin to manifest and the believer becomes worried.  What has happened?    That believer has diakrinoed.  They have vacillated between I believe I am healed and am I going to get healed.  They have made a difference between the headache and the so-called terminal disease.  The truth is there is no difference between a headache and Ebola to God.  The same power that heals and removes a headache is the exact same power that heals and removes the Ebola virus. The same power that heals is the same power that raises people from the dead.  A person being dead to Jesus is no big deal. He knows the truth!  By believing all the time in the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus that makes you free from the law of sin and death and that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, the Ebola virus  and or death can never even touch you.

Doubt can operate the same way when it come to finances.  A bill comes in for fifty dollars the believer is not concerned.  But then their daughter calls them and explains an unplanned college tuition fee of $5000 and the believer begins to get worried and agitated constantly thinking, “What am I going to do?” instead of asking, “What has Jesus already done about this?”  We have all been there.  However our goal should be to never go there again.  Make a decision to get off the two lane high way of belief and doubt and take the one way road to ‘ONLY BELIEVE’ and never get off.  There is an easy way to do this.  Find out WHO YOU ARE!!!  You ARE a believer! I am a man.  I do not wake up and think one day that I am a woman.  (And this is not a crack or attack on people or persons who think they are something other than what they were born as)  I am speaking truthfully from my own experience. I am a man. I do not, have not and will not wake up one day with a thought that I am a woman.  It’s not happening! I am fully persuaded, convinced and believe that I am a man.  My heart tells me so, my demeanor tells me so and my genitalia tells me so.  You must be that convinced about who and what you are so that you can believe all the time.

God’s Word never changes and He is faithful.  God is Love and Love believes.  I am born of Love and I believe!  I am a believer therefore IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!