JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR ETERNAL INHERITANCE

For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:15  New American Standard Bible

For the most part, many of us were not born rich in the natural, or were given some type of inheritance from a rich parent or relative.  As a result of this, you may think or believe that you are at a disadvantage.  However, Jesus wants to assure you today that you are not and even if you did not have an inheritance in the natural, God the Father loves you so much that He was and is unwilling for you to go without one.  This is one of the reasons He sent His Son Jesus to die for you.  When Jesus died, God’s whole plan and reasoning was to provide a legal means for you to get back everything Adam lost in the garden and then some.  The Father is always about more not less.  The Father already had given everything over to Jesus and then He sent Jesus to die so that Jesus could then give everything to you in the form of an ETERNAL INHERITANCE.  JESUS IS OUR ETERNAL INHERITANCE!!!

Now in order for a person to leave an inheritance they have to have something themselves first.  Let’s find out what Jesus had and has.

“Everything the Father has is Mine. This is why I told you that He takes from what is Mine and will declare it to you.”   Holman Christian Standard Bible  John 16:15

So we see here how much Jesus had at the time He spoke this.  EVERYTHING!! Everything the Father has Jesus says is His.  Because God has made you joint heir with Jesus, what does that mean?  EVERYTHING that Jesus has IS YOURS!!!!!  Now the second part of the above scripture is referring to the Holy Spirit revealing to you and declaring to you all that Jesus has.  In other words, the Holy Spirit will reveal that what  once just belonged to Jesus is now yours!!!

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. He will also declare to you what is to come.  He will glorify Me, because He will take from what is Mine and declare it to you.   Holman Christian Standard Bible John 16:13-14

This is a powerful revelation and this is not the only time that The Word reveals the job of the Holy Spirit regarding us believers.

Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. I Corinthians 2:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible

The Holy Spirit is responsible for helping you understand what has been FREELY given to us by The Father.  So many times we have heard how we have to earn our blessings but it is important that we stick with The Word.  If you were to go to a store to pick up some items and they told you well today we are giving a way a lot  of free stuff, would you say, “Okay I will check that out after I go buy my stuff?”  No!  If you do it that way you may go in and pay money for something that you could get for free.  The same applies here.  We need to find out what Jesus has already provided for us so we don’t go out struggling and striving and working overtime to get something that Jesus has already bought, paid for and given to us.  Its like trying to buy something you already have.  Because Jesus died, you have an ETERNAL INHERITANCE.

Because Christ offered himself to God, he is able to bring a new promise from God. Through his death he paid the price to set people free from the sins they committed under the first promise. He did this so that those who are called can be guaranteed an inheritance that will last forever. In order for a will to take effect, it must be shown that the one who made it has died. A will is used only after a person is dead because it goes into effect only when a person dies.  Hebrews 9:15 God’s Word Translation

Has Jesus died?  YES!!!  And is raised again to life.  And because He died “His will” is now in effect for you and me and He has left us EVERYTHING He has.  All that belongs to Jesus belongs to YOU!  All of His health, all of His life, all of His joy, all of His Shalom.  We could stop right there.  Do you know all that is in Shalom?  According to Strong’s Concordance, Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalem meaning to be complete, perfect and full.  Man that is enough to shout about right there.  But I told you before God the Father is always about more and so is Jesus.  “So what else do you have for us Jesus???”

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  John 10:10 KJV

And of course there’s even more……..

.. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Revelation 5:12 KJV

That Lamb is Jesus and EVERYTHING He received from the Father is yours as a joint heir. So because of Jesus you receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.  The Truth is JESUS HIMSELF is our ETERNAL INHERITANCE!!!!

This is Jesus’s ETERNAL INHERITANCE from The Father and now it is your ETERNAL INHERITANCE because of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen! Amen! And Amen!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

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JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT ETERNAL SALVATION

Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered.  In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him.  Hebrews 5:8-9 New Living Translation

Have you ever heard that if you don’t do this or that or if you sin that you can lose your salvation?  I have.  I have heard some incredible (incredible meaning not credible) teaching on things like, “You don’t know which sin will cause you to lose your salvation so be watchful of your sins.  So you know what people did?  They starting “watching their sins.”  They took their eyes off of the salvation that Jesus bled and died for and since sin was being preached in the majority of churches all across America, you had a majority group of Christians who were more aware of sin than the Blood of Jesus that was shed to wash away their sins.  Oh but times have changed and are continuing to change.

Today because of the preaching of the Gospel, the real Gospel, believers everywhere are being delivered and set free from a “sin consciousness” and are coming into righteousness consciousness.  They now know that they are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  What does this mean?  It means that people are realizing that it’s not about what they’ve done or have not done but about what Jesus has done.  Because Jesus never sinned, because Jesus was completely obedient to all of God’s laws and the requirements of those laws all of His righteousness and all of His obedience gets credited to US.  Let’s look at our opening text.

Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him. Hebrews 5:8-9 New Living Translation

This scripture clearly details and shows us Jesus learned obedience through the things  He suffered.  You see Jesus did not know anything about being obedient to His Father before He came here in an earthly body.  There is something that is higher than obedience and that is called AGREEMENT!!!  Can’t you see it? While Jesus was in Heaven He never had a thought about doing anything that the Father and The Holy Spirit did not desire to do because they were in complete agreement.  Obedience was something He had to learn because all He ever knew was agreement.  And since He had free will in a human body, He was able to be tempted and then learned what it meant to be obedient.  Obedience always involves choice.  While Jesus was in Heaven with the Father there was no choice, only agreement.  But here on Earth, The Word says He was tempted in all ways as we were yet without sin.

And since He did not yield to sin and selfish desires but obeyed the Father fully and He was the only One and still is the only One who can obey the Father fully, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest.  And when God the Father qualified Him as a perfect High Priest He then became THE SOURCE of ETERNAL SALVATION for all those who obey Him.

Now someone will say, “See you must be obedient to Jesus!”  Really?  Lets take a look at the word obey there. The word obey there in the greek means hupakouo and it means to listen, hearken to, obey and answer.  In this case the emphasis is on answering.  To obey Jesus in that verse means and has the connotation  of one who on a knock at the door comes to listen to who it is (the duty of the porter), and to answer the knock.  So in essence the person who hears the message of the Gospel and accepts Jesus as Lord has obeyed His call.  That is what it means in that verse to obey Jesus.  This is called the obedience of faith that is stated in Romans 16:26.  Now someone will say, “Well there is still work or works to be done to be saved and keep your salvation!!!”  Again, REALLY?   Let’s see what Jesus Himself said when someone else asked Him about works.

Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.  John 6:28-29 King James Version

The New Living Translation makes it even clearer.

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

Your work is to believe!!!  When you believe you will do.  Right believing leads to right living and not the other way around.  So please understand and stand under what Jesus’s obedience has accomplished for you: ETERNAL SALVATION!!!  I did not say that.  Hebrews 5:9 did.  Believe it!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ETERNAL REDEMPTION

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he went into the Most Holy Place once for all and secured our eternal redemption.   Hebrews 9:12 International Standard Version

The Bible instructs us in the book of Psalms 107:12 to “Let the REDEEMED of the Lord say so!”  Say what?  That I AM REDEEMED.  When a believer does this with revelation it enforces Truth(Who is Jesus) and that redemption in their lives.  In order to have revelation you must understand what redemption is and what has been done as a result of Christ REDEEMING you.  The word redemption means a release effected or brought into being by a payment or ransom.  Redemption comes from the Greek word apolutrosis.  Look at the meaning of apolutrosis as defined in the Strongs concordance.

apolýtrōsis(from 575 /apó, “from” and 3084 /lytróō, “redeem”) – properly, redemption – literally, “buying back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited (lost).”

629 /apolýtrōsis (“redemption, re-purchase”) emphasizes the distance (“safety-margin”) that results between the rescued person, and what previously enslaved them. For the believer, the prefix (575 /apó) looks back to God’s effective work of grace, purchasing them from the debt of sin and bringing them to their new status (being in Christ).

So when you understand the word redemption fully you will know that Jesus by His Blood paid the price for all your sins and the consequences that would have came to you as a result of any sin or transgressions and bought back your RIGHT to what The Father originally designed and planned and had for you and all mankind before Adam sinned.  There was no sickness or disease or lack or depression or sorrow or pain before Adam sinned so know, believe and understand that YOU HAVE BEEN REDEEMED from all of those things by His Blood!!! Those things  were all part of the curse.

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

So Christ rescued us or redeemed us from the curse which includes poverty, sickness and death in all of its ways shapes and forms. Look at the definition of redemption again and see the part where it says He has placed a great distance or safety margin between the rescued or redeemed person from what previously enslaved them.  And this does not happen when we get to heaven this is a DONE DEAL.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7 New American Standard Bible

So WE HAVE REDEMPTION through His Blood which was the payment necessary to free us from those things.  Pay close attention to the word “have” in the scripture above.  That word have is the Greek word echo.  It means “I have, I hold, I possess”.  Your REDEMPTION is a right now and present possession. Not only is that true but it is a FOREVER possession.  Look back at our opening scripture.

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he went into the Most Holy Place once for all and secured our eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:12 International Standard Version

Christ Jesus our Lord obtained or secured for us ETERNAL REDEMPTION.  What does that mean?  It means:

  • You are REDEEMED from sickness ALL THE TIME!
  • You are REDEEMED from lack, debt and poverty ALL THE TIME!
  • You are REDEEMED from destruction ALL THE TIME!
  • You are REDEEMED from depression ALL THE TIME!
  • You are REDEEMED from pain ALL THE TIME!

He has obtained FOR US….. ETERNAL REDEMPTION!!!

Spend some time with this Truth, which is spending sometime with The Redeemer, Jesus!  This Truth will SANCTIFY you (sanctify simply means to separate) you from any of these things that are trying to operate illegally in your life.  Jesus legally paid the price for none of these things to touch you EVER AGAIN.  You ENFORCE those rights by SAYING SO!!!

Let the REDEEMED of the Lord SAY SO, whom He hath redeemed us from the hand of the enemy!!! Psalms 107:2 KJV

All the  “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT KNOWING GOD AS FATHER

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

Jesus is AWESOME!!! He is Our Lord and Saviour and He longs for women and men everywhere to know Him and come to Him.  But why does He want people to come to Him?  Is it so He can have His ego boosted and He can get all the glory?  Perish the thought!!! Jesus’s number one goal is to save us but for the purpose of bringing us back into right standing with The Father.  That is righteousness.

You can ask for anything in My Name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.  John 14:13 New Living Translation

Jesus loves His (and if you are born again He is your) Daddy!!!  He loves to please Him.  The Father desires us reconciled to Himself.  This is why it was Him(The Father) in Jesus reconciling the world to Himself.  He did not leave it to an angel, or a man, or a preacher.  He came Himself inside of Jesus.

For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19  New Living Translation

So we are to share this same wonderful messages as Jesus.  We are to reveal the Father to people.  But what are we to reveal?  How God will burn you to a crisp and send you to hell if you don’t stop, smoking, drinking and sleeping around.  A thousand times NO!!!   Poppa’s covenant of Grace, Who is Jesus has forgiven every man, woman and child of all of their sins past, present and future.  If He’s forgiven you then why would He bring them up?  He would not do it.  That is man.  That is religious preachers who try to live in the New Covenant by Old Covenant rules.   Do good, get good!!! Do bad, get beat!!! That’s their motto!! But that is not The Father or Jesus.  The Father says you just receive My Son and then you will  get Me in the combo meal and I will teach you about Me and show you Who and How I really am. The sad thing is the devil has worked so hard to pervert the name ‘father”. There is and has been an attack of fatherhood from the media, television, even the government.  So many times on TV the father is portrayed as a buffoon to be disrespected or treated as a joke.  The enemy is behind such mess.  He is many times behind some or even most of the bad experiences, sexual abuse,  physical abuse, verbal abuse and total lack of care that many children experience from their earthly father.  Why?  Because He knows you can see your earthly father and if he can paint the image in your mind and heart that ‘father’ is bad, he can damage you and your relationship with The Father.  This is his ultimate goal.  When a father is absent from a home or is even there and is still absent, this paints pictures in the mind and heart of children that fathers cannot be trusted or depended upon to take care of and provide for their families.  Now if this is the image a child or person has in mind of a father they can see, what does it paint for a Father they can’t see?  It’s not pretty!  You have to learn about the Father through and by The Word of God and look at the relationship Jesus had and has with The Father.  Someone may think, “But God allowed Jesus to be crucified and poured out all of His wrath and anger on His Own Son.”  This is true, but what many believers don’t know is that Jesus agreed to this assignment.  His Father did not say, “You have to do this!”, Jesus agreed and accepted the assignment and told The Father, “If you prepare Me a body, I will go and redeem mankind.”  That’s LOVE!!!

Love from the Father to give up His Son as well as Love from Jesus for us. God is only good!  If your read The Word of God, you will see this. He allowed what happened to Jesus so that those things would never happen to you.  Jesus agreed to it and said I will take the punishment  for them and the condemnation and the spitting and the beatings and the other things that went with His Death, burial and resurrection.  And He did it so that you can be reunited to your Heavenly Father who said….. for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?  Hebrews 13:5-6 New American Standard Bible I invite you to spend time with Jesus (The Word) and then you will get to know The Father.  Then you will find out how good of a Father He really is.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALLOWING JESUS TO WASH “YOUR” FEET

Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean….  John 13:10 NIV

If you are born again, you are clean and righteous because of Jesus’s Blood. (If you are not click on the section entitled DA 1 FRIEND U NEED). In the above scripture Jesus’s is speaking with His disciples before He is to go to the Cross and die.  Although He was the Master and Lord He took off His outer garment and girded Himself with a towel so that He could wash His disciples feet.  If you study out Eastern culture in that time the task of washing feet of members of the household was given to the lowest rank servant of the house.  This shows Jesus’s humility and is an example of the attitude we should have one towards another. There are so many secrets in this one act of Jesus Himself washing feet, but I want to share with you one that will allow you to let Jesus wash “YOUR” feet.

Jesus says the ones who have had a bath (regeneration and salvation by the new birth) are clean all over, they only need to have their feet cleaned.  Let’s make this clear once you are saved you have eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:9). You are the righteousness of God.  Nothing can change that. However in our everyday lives we come into contact with dirt, and grime in the form of ungodliness.  It can be as simple as a TV commercial that says when you reach a certain age your bones will began to ache or degrade.  That is dirt!  That is something trying to create an imagination or thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of God Who says, “By Jesus’s stripe you WERE HEALED!!!”  You hear that commercial 5 to 6 times per week and it may begin to affect your thinking and thereby your believing. How are you going to wash your feet or mind from that?

That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, .. Ephesians 5:26  KJV

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

So you see when you spend time with and in The Word Who is JESUS, this allow JESUS to wash your feet, your mind. It’s as if He is washing your feet personally just like He did the disciples.  He knows this world will try to lead us astray with contrary beliefs and thoughts but He has provided for us to and given us HIS MIND which is The Word.  So take time out daily to allow Jesus to wash your feet.  You will be glad you did.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

 

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION-THE WORD OF HIS GRACE

And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.  Acts 20:32 English Standard Version.

We have talked a lot this week about GRACE, the Person of Jesus.  Grace is extremely important and it is important for you to know why it is important.  When Paul was leaving the brethren at the church at Ephesus, he left them with the statement that you see in the above mentioned scripture.  The word commend there can be replaced by the word commit.  So Paul said, “I commit you to God and The Word of His Grace.  He also pointed out two things that The Word of Grace can do.

  • Build you up.
  • Give you an inheritance among those who are sanctified.

The Law does just the opposite. It tears you down with guilt, sin and condemnation.  It robs people of their inheritance because when people try to live by the law it brings them back under the curse.  Romans 6:14 tells us that sin has no dominion over us because we are not under the law but under grace.  Focus on God’s Grace which is and is in Christ Jesus. Don’t try to live by the law because The Word has already made a declaration about the law.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.  Romans 10:4 English Standard Version.

Christ is the end of the law to everyone who believes.  Believe in the Grace of God and receive what He has for you.

Have a great weekend!!!

All the Blessed to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FIERY DARTS

 

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Ephesians 6:16 King James Version

Paul in many of his writings made many allusions to soilders and their weapons.  In this scripture Paul admonishes believers to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  He then goes on to instruct them to put on the whole armor of God.  You can read the scripture yourself but today we are focused on a particular aspect of the 16th verse, the fiery darts.  You have probably seen a medieval movie where they are using arrows and other ancient weapons.  A fiery dart is an arrow that is dipped in a flammable material and fired at an enemy for the purpose of burning or consuming the enemy’s home, land, animals  or to burn up the person themselves.  So what does this have to do with you as a believer?  Have you ever been just sitting around and then suddenly you just get this evil or ungodly thought?  Then right after that this thought comes.  “Look at you, thinking that dirty thought.  You’re supposed to be a Christian!!! Yes that is very Christ like, Mr. or Mrs. Christian.”  Then all of a sudden feelings of guilt or condemnation come rushing in over your thoughts.  You have just been set on fire and if you continue meditating it, its goal is to burn you up and consume you completely.

The truth is that thought you had was a fiery dart not from you but from the wicked one.  The enemy functions in the mental, soulish realm and he and his demonic companions love to dart ‘considerations’  of lust, evil, revenge, jealousy and other ungodly thoughts.  The real issue is what is his intention with these thoughts.  His first and foremost goal is to get you to think that those thoughts originated from YOU!!!  If he is successful with that, then He will get you to focus on yourself and take the eyes of your mind and heart off of JESUS.  The Word of God tells us to meditate The Word day and night, not our mistakes and missteps and bad or negative thoughts.  When you meditate God’s Word it gets bigger and bigger.  Bigger than your problems or situations or circumstances.   The same thing happens when you meditate evil thoughts.  They grow!  Then they try to take over your thoughts and your thinking process until they become a stronghold.

But when you take the shield of faith.  Faith in the Father, faith in Jesus and faith in the Holy Spirit then this quenches the fiery darts.  The truth of The Word is like a fire extinguisher.  When condemnation tries to come up because of a thought or action immediately your spirit prompts you to say, “There is no condemnation for me!! I am in Christ Jesus!!!”   The fire and the dart fizzle and fade when confronted with The Word Who is Jesus because Jesus has already won the day on Calvary!!!  So never allow the lies and fiery darts of satan to cause you concern.  Declare, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!” and watch it fizzle in defeat while you triumph in victory with Jesus.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GOING THE OTHER WAY!!!

….that, as sin reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:21 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Shalom to you!!!  I want to ask you to do yourself a favor. Take sometime and really meditate and think about and have a discussion with the Holy Spirit about this scripture and this chapter. Lets look at an earlier verse as this may help you understand what is being offered to you.

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

Do you see what is being said to you and hear what is now being offered to you and IS YOURS NOW because of Jesus Christ our Lord? What it’s saying is death was only able to rule and reign over men because of what Adam did. That is the only reason that people are not living for 6,7,8, 900 years. Before Adam sinned there was no death!!! Death was never part of God’s plan for man. That came in because of sin. Oh but GLORY TO GOD, sin has been done away with. Sin has no dominion over you if you are not under the law trying to be holy instead of just accepting His Holiness. This scripture declares to you and all who will receive it DA TRUTH!!!! That what Jesus did is greater than what sin did and because of God’s wonderful grace and His gift of righteousness ALL WHO RECEIVE IT WILL LIVE IN TRIUMPH OVER SIN AND DEATH through this One Man, Jesus Christ. Jesus lives in perpetual victory over sin and death and if you believe and receive that so do you!!!!!

That means body parts wearing out, old age affecting you and death taking you out is no longer an option on the devils table. Why?

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2 King James Version

You have been removed from that kingdom and from sin and death’s influence and lordship. The only way it affects you is if you believe it can and will. I don’t say this to be mean but the Lord Himself said, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” Its shameful and ignorant to hear a believer and especially a minister say, “Well you know, when you get to a certain age, things don’t work as good as they used to.” Think about this for a moment. Do you realize that Jesus’s body is over 2000 years old? And His Body is in perfect working order. Now someone will say, “Well that’s Jesus and He has a glorified body” Really? Are you going to use that as a cop out? Then what about Elijah? Then what about Enoch? Enoch is still a natural man in a natural body so far as we know and he was taken from the Earth almost 6000 years ago. Do you think Enoch is in Heaven on a cane? No maybe God made him a scooter to ride on to take the weight off his legs from ‘his arthritis.” Bless God, you know that is not true. There is no arthritis in Heaven. And please let me help you with something. If you have any type of ailment PLEASE do not add insult to injury by claiming it as “YOUR ARTHRITIS” or “YOUR DIABETES”. Please do not lie against THE TRUTH. You are a member of the Body of Christ and Christ has no arthritis or diabetes or cancer and John 4:17 says, As He IS, so are we in this world!!!” You are not just a natural person! In the natural what is supposed to happen when a venomous snake bites a person? They are supposed to become ill and possibly die. Well how come when an extremely poisonous snake bit Paul he shook it off and felt no harm?

But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects. Acts 28:5 New International Version

Understand something, God did not create the serpent or snake with venom. The snake in the garden had no venom and it was not biting or trying to bite Adam or his wife. The venom came as a part of the curse as an effect of sin on the snake. It came as a result of sin. You have been made free from sin in all of its ways, shapes and forms. Romans 6:14 says sin has no dominion over you because you are not under the law but under grace. This tells me two things about Paul. Paul was not living under the law and the Paul was living under grace and this is how sin and the serpents bite that came as an effect of sin had no dominion or effect on Paul. As a matter of truth that scripture in Acts goes on to say that there were people standing around waiting for Paul to drop dead. But when they saw it had no effect on him, they changed their minds and said he was a god!!!!! That’s what is supposed to be happening with you and me. When we lay hands on the sick and they recover, or a missing and deformed limb grows out people should be saying, “There goes GOD!!!” You are His child. Good children imitate their father if he is a good one (or in some cases a bad one). But we have THE BEST FATHER THERE IS!!!

So how will this happen? How will you live not only to 120 but 220, even 320 years young. It will happen as you while other people at 50, 60, 70 and 80 are thinking about and preparing to die, you will be preparing to live and continue to declare the works of the Lord. This is what is called GOING THE OTHER WAY!!!!! Don’t be afraid to GO THE OTHER WAY!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GRACE IS TIMELESS

“the One who saved us and divinely summoned us in the sphere of a holy summons, not according to our works but according to His own private purpose and grace which [grace] was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”  2 Timothy 1:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Grace is such a great Person.  That’s right I said Person.  Grace is the Person of Jesus Christ.  He is the Spirit of Grace.  We have been saved by Grace and we are under Grace.  Jesus (Grace) was given to us by the Father as a permanent gift. and we were also given to Jesus (Grace) as a permanent gift.

“in order that there might be fulfilled the word which He spoke, Those whom you have given me as a permanent gift, I lost not even one of them.” John 18:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

It is interesting to see that God the Father has divinely summoned us not according to our works but according to His own private purpose.  I encourage you to pray and thank the Father that you are walking in His Private Purpose.  But our topic today is Grace.  So he called us according to His Own private purpose and grace.  Notice the next part of the verse, “which grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”  This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, so that makes grace timeless.  Do you realize what that means?

  • Time cannot affect Grace, Grace affects time.
  • Grace runs time.
  • Grace controls time.
  • Grace created time. Time is a tool of Grace.

Think about Jesus (Grace)  in John 2.  Grace sped up time to turn water into not just wine but the best wine.  It takes about 7-12 years for wine and even longer for good wine to be created in the natural.  Jesus bypassed that time process and the natural process of needing to grow grapes.  And I want you to pay close attention to this first miracle.  It was a miracle of CONVENIENCE.  They didn’t have to have more wine, they had already had wine they simply WANTED more wine.  This was not some dire necessity.  Psalms 23 says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”  God the Father does not just want to meet your needs, but your wants and desires.

Jesus gave us Himself, Grace before time ever began. That grace is timeless and it is powerful.  So powerful indeed that combined with His Righteousness (another gift from God the Father that is ours through Jesus Christ) that grace will cause you and me to REIGN IN LIFE!!!  I did not say that, The Word of God did.

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

Grace is timeless.  Grace is powerful.  Grace is Jesus Himself Who is a gift from God.  Grace is from God.  When you receive Grace you are receiving Jesus Himself. He is FULL of GRACE and TRUTH!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALL THINGS BECOMING NEW

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

It’s 2017!  Wow!   I remember in 1986 being in high school wondering would there be flying cars by now and other stuff.  Then I realized  recently the reason why there are none yet is because I never tried to make what I saw and thought  a reality.  With all the apps and inventions and IPhones and EPhones and tablets that are out its amazing to see what people once thought was impossible is now in our hands.  We should not be surprised by this because God the Father said this would happen.

“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!   Genesis 11:6 New Living Translation

Pretty much all that man sets out to do he eventually accomplishes.  Whether its evil or good.  Many great inventions are made by Jewish people and that is great!! They believe what God said, that He would bless all the work of their hands.  They believe in the blessing.  Most or some of these people are not even born again but they produce inventions that help the world and people and make them millionaires and billionaires.  So if you are a born again believer,  what should you be able to accomplish with Christ on the inside of you? Do you think that with the mind of Christ you cannot start and complete a great work or project?  I want to invoke and provoke myself and you to greatness this year.  To bigness!!  Dream of something big and say Lord I am depending totally and completely on You for this.  I need you to show me the steps to take and how We get this done.    Jesus is the Author and Finisher of faith.  Do it in faith and it is done.  IT IS FINISHED!!

“But I am not that talented?”  But God IS!!!  And you are in Christ therefore you are a new creation, the old untalented person has died and passed away.  The new, gifted and unlimited person who has the mind of Christ has come with all new ideas, possibilities and creations.  So go for THE BIG this year and you won’t regret it.  You have BIG POPPA helping and supplying you so guess what?  YOU CAN’T FAIL because LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!