JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT RESTING IN “REALITY” Part 1

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

Walking in the truth!! Four very powerful words that you need to know.  Why? Look at these words from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8:32 Berean Study Bible

I need to point out something very important. Jesus did not say the truth alone will set you or make you free. He said you will KNOW the truth and the truth that you know will set you free.  Please pay close attention to this because it is foundational. It’s not the truth that you memorize or the truth that you hear, its the truth that you know.   The word know there even has connotations of intimacy like between a man and a woman.  The word know there is the Greek word ginosko.  It means:

ginóskó: to come to know, recognize, perceive

Original Word: γινώσκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: ginóskó
Phonetic Spelling: (ghin-oce’-ko)
Short Definition: I come to know, learn, realize
Definition: I am taking in knowledge, come to know, learn; aor: I ascertained, realized.

HELPS Word-studies

1097 ginṓskō – properly, to know, especially through personal experience (first-hand acquaintance). 1097 /ginṓskō (“experientially know”) is used for example in Lk 1:34, “And Mary [a virgin] said to the angel, ‘How will this be since I do not know (1097 /ginṓskō = sexual intimacy) a man?'”

This knowing is not surfacey, or a quick glance. It involves learning experience and time. So with that established how does our title “Resting in Reality” fit in to all this.  Knowing the truth and resting in reality are all pieces that fit into this puzzle of Grace and Truth.

The word truth there is the Greek word aletheia and based on the Strong dictionary it means ….

truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness.  

225 alḗtheia (from 227 /alēthḗs, “true to fact”) – properly, truth (true to fact), reality.

[In ancient Greek culture, 225 (alḗtheia) was synonymous for “reality” as the opposite of illusion, i.e. fact.]

Jesus said in John 17 “Thy Word is Truth.”  When you are walking in the truth you are walking in  the Kingdom of God and divine reality.   In the world there is sickness, disease and lack and all types of other things that the curse thru Adam brought into this world.  It was not created with those things, those things were added after God’s creation and perverted His creation. YES! They do exist BUT they exist as lies. Why? Because they are not founded in or a part of the truth.  Therefore they are not a part of God or Kingdom reality.

If a believer ever has ‘symptoms’ of sickness all they need do it

  1. Know the truth
  2. Believe the truth
  3. Speak(or walk in) the truth

The lie and or lying symptoms will have to go because they are not truth therefore they are not reality for the believer.  For the unbeliever, yes that is there reality the curse. But Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law and as a result of his payment we get only the blessing of the law not the curse.

This applies to your health, your wealth, your children, your safety, your entire life because Jesus paid for you spirit, soul and body.  Everyday you are to ‘rest in the reality’ of the truth.  We will pick this up tomorrow. Stay with us all week.

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “THE POWER TO DO GOOD!” Part 2

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it. Proverbs 3:27 American Standard Version

Recently, we talked about the believer having the power to do good just like Jesus thru Christ Jesus.  Jesus did not do this because they deserved it He did it because of GRACE Who is JESUS.  Jesus is GRACE.  He is FULL of Grace and Truth, John 1:14 says so.  He did it also because of LOVE.  God the Father is LOVE!! !  1 John 4:16 tells us this.  Jesus when He came to Earth as a man and began His ministry, He was anointed of the Holy Ghost with power and He went about doing good and healing ALL who were oppressed of the devil for God was with him.   Because we belong to Christ we are anointed and have all of His ability.  We are His Body and members in particular.  I have paraphrased what Jesus did but lets look at the actual scripture.

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  Acts 10:38 New Living Translation

I have often been in the mall and seen people in wheel chairs and thought of the words that Jesus said to his disciples (and us for that matter) and then thought how would I feel if I was in that persons physical condition and  I knew that a person who has the power and ability to free me from that condition just walked passed me and did nothing? Not even an attempt. I have stepped out at times and seen Jesus do miracles and other things thru me but moving into His consistency is the goal, the mark. I am not condemning myself or you if you have done this I am simply stating my true thought.  I can see myself walking to the caregiver and asking if its okay for me to pray with them and I can see them getting up in many cases or being delivered but then allow thoughts about the publicness and what if they get offended or embarrassed.  These are thoughts of doubt and in some cases come from the devil.  Who does not want you to pray Jesus or the enemy?  You know the answer. Am I saying every person you see you should go up to them and do something. I would say possibly.  Why?  Because ALL is ALL.

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing ALL who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  Acts 10:38 New Living Translation

Lets look at our opening text again.

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it. Proverbs 3:27 American Standard Version

Now lets look at what Jesus said to His disciples and by way of them He is talking to US.

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, drive out demons. You have received free of charge; give free of charge.   Matthew 10:8 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Let’s look at one more scripture from Jesus.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:19 KJV

That spirit of infirmity or lack or oppression or depression that you or a family member or a co-worker or the person in the mall you see  is dealing with,….. IS SUBJECT TO YOU!!!  That means you are the its lord by the authority of the Lord of lords Who is JESUS.  Your doing good to yourself and them is LOVE!!!  You are commanded to love your neighbor as  (or and) yourself.  You have the power TO DO GOOD!! Find out about it, believe it, receive it and USE IT!!!

All the blessed to you.  Shalom!!!

 

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – SPEAK WORDS OF LIGHT

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness  Genesis 1:1-4 NIV

I have a challenge for you this weekend.  I am challenging you this weekend to ACT LIKE GOD.  Do you realize that God the Father cannot play with any of His words?  Not even one.  Do you realize that if God the Father had spoke what He saw when He looked out and saw darkness covering  the surface of the deep, that it would still be dark today?  But here is the key, God the Father didn’t say what He saw.  He said what He believed and what He believed is what was in HIm.

This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. John 1:15 NIV

That scripture declares that God is Light and ‘in Him’ there is no darkness at all.  NONE!  You see The Father could not have spoken about the darkness because He does not speak based on what He sees. He speaks based on what He believes and what He desires.  Do you know who you are?  Do you know what and more importantly WHO is in you?  If not let’s find out.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. Ephesians 5:8 NIV

But NOW you ARE LIGHT in the Lord.  Live as children of light.  What does that mean?  That means act like your Daddy who is Light.  Talk like your Daddy.  Handle situations like your Daddy.  Be guilty of the accusation, “You just like your Daddy!!!”  In this case not your natural father but The Father of Lights,  God the Father, Big Poppa, Abba.  If you are born again God is your very own Father and you have His DNA in you.  God is Light so you are Light.  So whenever and wherever you see darkness,  ‘speak words of light!”  If you see lack speak words of light(abundance).  If symptoms try to attack you with anything big or small that is not of God, speak light (By His stripe, I were healed).  SPEAK WORDS OF LIGHT all the time.  Speaking words of light is living as children of light.  If someone is sick with some disease don’t talk about what you read on the internet about the chances  of them living are minimum then turn around and say but I’m praying for them.  That is double mindedness and double mouthedness.

God never said one word about the darkness.  Not one.  He never even acknowledged it.  When Jesus was in the desert with all those people and they were hungry and all they had in the seen realm were two fish and five loaves, Jesus never spoke once about lack.  He just told the disciples, feed the people.  “Yeah but Jesus was right there with the disciples to help them.”  Guess what, Jesus is right here even closer with you than He was with them when He was here physically.  “Well how is that Brother Vincent?”  He is here is His Name.  Jesus gave us His Name to use and that Name will do everything Jesus would do if He was here physically.  The Name belongs to you but you need to know you ‘have’ it and you need to exercise using it day and night for things big and small.  When you say Jesus’s Name as an owner and possessor of The Name you are speaking LIGHT because Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”  Jesus is in you. Light is in you. God the Father is in you in Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is in you in Jesus. Now that is what you call a FLOOD LIGHT.

That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. Philemon 1:6 King James Version

Did you see what The Word of God said?  Acknowledge every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.  Acknowledge means to act on the knowledge of every good thing in you in Christ Jesus.  Jesus in you makes all the difference.  So I challenge you to speak only light.  In the face of whatever act like your Daddy.  When you speak light you will see light and it will be good just like it was when your Daddy spoke it.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “THE POWER TO DO GOOD!” Part 1

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it. Proverbs 3:27 American Standard Version

When a person is a believer, they HAVE the power to do good just like their Lord and Saviour JESUS.  Jesus said in the Word that the things He did we would do and even greater thing would we do because He was going to the Father.  The Bible is full of the works of Jesus even in the Old Testament before He became a man and in the New Testament with all His miracles and healing and the ultimate act of good, His death, burial and resurrection.

And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.  Acts 10:38 New Living Translation

Just like Jesus, we have been anointed with the Holy Spirit and power thru Jesus Christ and thereby are called to go about doing good and healing ALL who were oppressed by the devil.  Jesus is GOD WITH US. He is Emanuelle.

So what does this have to do with our topic scripture text today?  Everything.   The scripture in Proverb tell us to not withhold good to whom it is due when it is in the power of thy hand to do it or give it.  We have just established that just like Jesus we have been anointed with the Holy Spirit and power and the purpose of that power is the same as it was when it was given to Jesus.  To do good.

Now lets have an understanding of good. The word good there is the Hebrew word towb. It has the meaning or indication of that which is rightful, beneficial and for the welfare or well being of.  Is a Porsche a good gift for your son?  Yes, but not at age 12.  So this good takes into account overall good and well being. It has connotations of reference and wisdom in regard to timing and understanding. Is healing good and beneficial at all times for all people of all ages?  Yes it is.  This is why Jesus healed all who were oppressed.  Another reason was because oppression and sickness and disease were never a part of God’s plan or gift when He created man.  He created man wise, health and strong in his spirit soul and body and prosperous with nothing lacking.  Man was not created with sin or to sin.  Sin means to miss the mark. Sin IS NOT a property or characteristic of humanity.  I have heard people and preachers even say this but it is simply not true.  Sin is no property or characteristic of humanity. God’s mark for every person is to have more then enough in their health, life, finances, joy, peace and every area.  When anyone lacks that is sin. Why? Because God the Father’s mark or standard of living is abundance.  When a person has or experiences lack they miss that mark or standard or target and that is what sin is….  to miss the mark. If you are a believer never accept lack in any area. Here’s why.


Romans 6:18
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Romans 8:2
For in Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

You have become a slave to righteousness which is what is right in Poppa’s sight. It is that which is good.  Good health is good.  Abundance is good,  Joy is good. Peace is good. You have been given all these things to share and give to whom it is due.  Jesus said freely you have received freely give.  So you have to know and believe and receive it first and then you can give and share it with others.  Its been given to you but you have to believe it receive it by faith and acknowledge it. Act on the knowledge that you have it!

God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and for godliness. This power was given to us through knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and integrity. 2 Peter 1:3 God’s Word Translation

You have the power to do good to and for yourself, your family and people everywhere. It is due them because of LOVE.  We will pick this up next time.

All the blessed to you. Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOU

And who is the man who knows what is in a man except only the spirit of the man that is in him? So also a man does not know what is in God, only The Spirit of God knows.  Aramaic Bible in Plain English  I Corinthians 2:11

As a believer have you ever taken the time to truly think about and ask, “Who am I?.  It’s a great question and one that all of us need to ask.  The main thing though is that we get the answers from the right place.  Where is that place?  God’s Word and God’s Spirit in our born again human spirit.  The scripture above is very interesting when you stop and think about it.  Who is the man who knows what is in a man except only the spirit of the man that is in him?  Notice what the scripture did not say. It didn’t say your body knows who you are.  It didn’t even say your mind knows who you are.  It says the only one who knows what is in you is your spirit.

We are not talking about what you do for a job, no, no, no.  We are not talking about you being a stock broker or cashier or a technician.  We’re talking about who you really are and what you really can do through Christ who strengthens you.  So what are some of the ways to bring this real you to the surface?  I don’t claim to know all of them but I do know a couple.  One is praying in the spirit.  When you pray in the spirit you are praying and saying things you don’t know you know or more your mind does not know.  You also build up your spirit, soul and body in that order.   This brings the spirit into ascendancy and pushes the flesh and carnal mind down into a subservient role where it belongs so you can see, hear, think and speak the supernatural.  Praying in tongues is powerful.  It does so many good things and you can do it all the time.  Even while watching TV.  Don’t let religious people put you in a box about when to do it and when not to.  It’s a gift that you can exercise at will.  The other thing is by believing and confessing that you have the mind of Christ.

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

Believing God’s Word is powerful and can transform your life.  Believing is obedience in the New Testament.  When you believe the Word you are acting on it and this transforms and renews your mind.  It washes you because The Word is like water. It washes off the dead skin of the flesh and carnal thinking and leaves The Truth sitting there fresh, smooth and alive.  As The Truth exposes the lies, the real you begins to manifest and continues until Jesus comes.  So ask the Spirit of Truth to help you. This is what He is there for to lead and guide you into ALL TRUTH!!!   The Holy Ghost is a teacher and He is sitting there waiting to teach and show you who you really are as the righteousness God in Christ!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!