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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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!