JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “DOUBT” Part 1

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

Doubt. We’ve all been faced with it.  We’ve all dealt with it at one time or another and if you  say you have not I doubt you are telling the truth.  LOL.  The great thing is we can depend on someone greater than ourselves to help rid our life of doubt in any area and that person is our Lord Jesus.  In the above scripture, Jesus was telling His disciples a secret. The key to this secret is what He was talking about right before He spoke this scripture that Brother Kenneth Hagin made so popular, people thought the name of the scripture was Hagin 11:23.    The day before this scripture takes place Jesus came to a tree looking for fruit.  He found none on it so he said to it,  “No man eat fruit from you now or hereafter.”  The disciples were with Him and heard what He said and they continued on to the town where they were going.  The next day when they left town they passed by the same tree and noticed it was completely dried up from the roots overnight.  His disciples were astonished  at how quickly it had dried up and called Jesus’s attention to it because Jesus had paid the tree no attention after speaking to it.  This is where we pick up with the above scripture.

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23 KJV

So in response to their amazement that the tree actually did what Jesus told it to do, Jesus told them that WHOEVER, not just HIM but WHOEVER shall say to this mountain that they were by at the time (and yes it was a real mountain),”Be removed and be thou cast into the sea; AND SHALL NOT DOUBT in his heart (not his head), but shall  believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall HAVE WHATSOEVER HE SAITH.  Now let me ask you a question. Would you like to HAVE whatsoever you saith?  The answer for most people is NO.  Why?  First of all they don’t believe what they say. Second of all most people, even believers talk and speak death and negativity so if they had what they said unfortunately they would be dead.  You have to make a conscious choose to fix this and stop saying, “My feet are killing me or I am dying for a piece of cake.”  That kind of talk will need to be removed from your life because you will have what you say. Jesus said so here and in the book of Proverbs.

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.          Proverbs 18:21 New Living Translation

Make a decision to watch and guard the words coming out of your mouth. Then you will be ready to move on to the real meat of our message today.  So remember the main reason Jesus talked to the disciples about not doubting was because of what He did to the tree and their amazement.  Again they were amazed that the tree actually did what Jesus said. I believe Jesus was amazed that they were so shocked so He decided to use this as a teachable moment.  Lets look again at what He said.

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:23 KJV

The key word we’re are focusing on is doubt.  The word doubt there is the Greek word diakrino and it means  I distinguish, discern, doubt, hesitate I separate, distinguish, discern one thing from another; I doubt, hesitate, waver.  The main meaning of the word diakrino is to make a difference.  Now always keep scriptures in context and the context included the fig tree which He cursed.  If you pay attention you will see that Jesus brought up speaking to a mountain after they saw Him speak to a tree.  In comparison to a mountain a tree is small, minuscule even.  What Jesus was saying was, “Don’t make a difference between speaking to a tree and a mountain.”  Perhaps that does not bring this home for you.  Jesus was saying, in today’s terms, “Don’t make a difference between a headache and cancer.  Don’t make a difference between a $25 dollar debt and a $250,000 debt. Why?  Because you are now doubting, you are making a difference and that is what doubt really is. To make a difference.  Do you know how many dreams are not pursued because of doubt?  Because the person needs millions to bring their dream to pass and they can see if it was $250 dollars but 2.5 million they cannot figure out how that kind of money would ever get into their hands. I’ll answer that for you and it may shock you.  You know why most people CAN get their hands on $250?  Because they BELIEVE they CAN.  It’s the same reason most people CAN’T get their hands on 2.5 million dollars. They DON’T BELIEVE they CAN.  We will finish this up tomorrow but you need to grab a hold of this teaching and never let it go. It’s God’s Word.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

 

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 3

For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law.  Romans 10:3 New Living Translation

Righteousness is soooooooo awesome!!!!  So wonderful!!  God the Father and Jesus do not want us to miss out on this great gift (that’s right I said GIFT) of righteousness.  Now someone may say,  “If it’s so good why would anyone miss out on it?”  They can miss out on it if they don’t know about it OR if they what they do know about righteousness is simply not true,  This is what this scripture is talking about.  Paul was talking about the children of Israel and how they had such a zeal for God but no zeal of faith in God’s way of making people righteous which is JESUS!!!    The scripture goes on to say that they not only do not understand God’s way of making people right with Himself, but even after finding out they refuse to accept God’s way of making people right with Him.  How did they do this?  By trying to keep the law.  By trying to live off of the ten commandments which the New Testament calls the ministration of death.

But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 2 Corinthians 3:7 King James Version 

If there is any mistake about what is being talked about here then “written and engraven in stones” should clear it up.  This scripture is saying that the ten commandments was glorious in its time, BUT that glory was to be done away with.  Many people do not know this including many believers but it’s right there in The Word of God.  The ten commandments were only for a period of time not forever. It was only in place until Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection which would usher in the Holy Spirit.  Once that happened look at what the next verse of the above scripture says.

How shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather(or more) glorious?  2 Corinthians 3:8 King James Version

The New Living Translation makes it even more clear.

Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?

The scripture just gets better and better and clearer and clearer.  Look at the next verse.

If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!  2 Corinthians 3:9  New Living Translation

Did you see what The Word of God just said?  It said the ministry of the law, the ten commandments brought condemnation.  CONDEMNATION KILLS!!!!  Romans 8:1 tells us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.   This scripture tells us that RIGHTEOUSNESS, what God did thru Jesus has greater glory!!!   So what does all this have to do with people not understanding God’s way of making people right?  EVERYTHING!!!  When New Testament believers still try to judge themselves on how right or righteous they are by whether or not they keep the law of the ten commandments or whether they do everything just right, the Bible says that by living in this dispensation with the rules and laws of the old dispensation then they bring themselves under condemnation and death. Why?  Because they are not going to be able to keep every single law and commandment.  No one could except Jesus.   Does this mean we go out and kill and steal and commit adultery? NO!  This means that now that Christ is here, faith in Him and His finished work and the Holy Spirit lives in us now constrained us from these things  but even if we did break those ten commandment laws our righteousness is intact because of what JESUS did, not us.  We are credited with His righteousness. The Word of God declares CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW for all who believe.  That law way of living was only temporary but the way of Christ is FOREVER!!!  I did not say that The Word of God says that.

So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever!  2 Corinthians 3:11 New Living Translation

The old way is the way of the Old Testament or the way and manner people lived by at that time.  The new way is the New Testament that includes a righteousness of faith. Faith in what the law? No!!! Faith in Jesus Christ and what He did at the cross.  On the cross he said, “It is finished or accomplished!!”  What you do or don’t do cannot add to your righteousness or take away from your righteousness because you did not do anything to obtain it in the first place.  You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus not the righteousness of God in yourself and your works.  Don’t make the same mistake that Israel made and try to establish your own righteousness by saying, “I do this or I don’t do that.”  Your righteousness is based on you accepting Jesus and His finished work and that all by itself.

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS- PART 2

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 King James Version

Righteousness.  Have you ever seen one of those dolls where you can take the top off and another smaller doll is on the inside of it?  Then you take the top of that one and another smaller doll is inside of it.  That’s how righteousness is.  Except instead of the things inside getting smaller and smaller, they keep getting bigger and bigger.  And with the doll you eventually get to the last doll but with righteousness there is no end.  It is EVERLASTING.    That is how God the Father is.  He is infinite and He is your Father so there are qualities and attributes of infinity in you.  It does us well when we began studying on a subject that we continue even when it is the same subject because The Word of God is inexhaustible.  To think it can be exhausted is to think that one can exhaust Jesus.  As we know with Jesus, if things ‘appear’ to run out He simply creates more or multiplies what is already on hand.  And guess what?  So can you!!!

The word righteous means dikaios: correct, righteous by innocence.  It means also to  be just or justified especially just in the eyes of God.  This is what it means to be righteous and it has to do with how God the Father sees you based on what Jesus has done for you.  The word righteousness means dikaiosuné: righteousness, justice is a legal term and has to do with a judicial decree made by God the Father Himself which is irrevocable.  Because of Jesus dying and taking our place and taking the punishment that we ourselves deserved, He in turn got what we deserved and we in turn got what He deserved.  All that belongs to Jesus belongs to us as joint heirs.  Now what is more powerful to think about is the only reason God the Father and Jesus did what they did and took what they took, (beatings, death-spiritual and natural, spittings, disrespect, etc..) was so that they could execute a legal way to get everything they already had into our hands and lives.  THAT IS LOVE!!!  Not human love but agape love-completely unconditional, undeserved, unmerited favor which is also GRACE.  If you think about it, that is God the Father (LOVE) and Jesus (Who is GRACE)  all smashed into One.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10 King James Version

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14 King James Version

So righteousness is a means to an end for God the Father.  It is the means for Him to legally restore all that Adam lost and more because through Christ Jesus we have been made the righteousness of God.  Because we are now in right standing there is nothing that can stop or block our full rights and benefits from being made available to us.  However the only way to know all that is yours is to spend time and study and let the Holy Ghost reveal what The Word is really saying and has already provided.  Your job may offer the benefit of reimbursement of a fitness gym membership but if you do not know about that benefit you could be out of $200 unnecessarily.  It could be your right to get that money back but if you don’t know about it that benefit is useless to you.  I encourage and admonish you to spend time with Jesus.  Jesus IS The Word.  When you are spending time in the Word of Righteousness, all the benefits of righteousness will be known to you.  You can then appropriate them legally.  Remember, it is the Truth that you KNOW that makes you free.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT WEEKEND EDITION-SHOW UNQUALIFIED COURTESY TO EVERYONE!!!

Remind people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready and willing to do good, 2 to slander or abuse no one, to be kind and conciliatory and gentle, showing unqualified consideration and courtesy toward everyone. Titus 3:1-2 Amplified Bible

Take sometime to read and meditate this scripture because its a doozy.  I will be the first to admit and cry out, “Lord help me!!!”  Why?  Cause people are a TRIP!! And they do things sometimes deliberately to you and sometimes undeliberately but if you are honest sometimes you still wanna “get ’em”.  You wanna lay hands on them if you know what I mean.  And yes I am talking about believers having these thoughts. Now for all you super Christians who never have a bad thought or desire I am gonna let my silence speak for you. Sometimes maybe now or in the past you may have wanted people to get what they deserved but thank God that Poppa and Jesus are not like that and AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD!!!  So we can do it! We can look over a suffered wrong and keep right on loving and being kind and courteous.  The Word says I can so I don’t care about what I think or how I’ve acted in the past to the contrary.  You don’t measure The Word by your experience you measure The Word by The Word. So believe the Word and soon you will be acting and responding to the most contentious situations just like Jesus!!!  Amen!  We can do it because the Love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by The Holy Ghost.

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 1

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33 King  James Version

His righteousness.  His righteousness.  His righteousness.  Take a moment to really absorb that.  It’s His righteousness.  We have been made the righteous of God of “in Christ Jesus.”  The righteousness that we have, and more accurately that we have been made is really His righteousness.

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.       2 Corinthians 5:21 King James Version

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  I Corinthians 1:30 King James Version

Righteousness is so AWESOME.  Why?  Because it has done so many things and it is sitting there waiting to be received by ALL men and women everywhere.  The main thing about righteousness is that Jesus put us  back in right standing with God the Father.  The restoration of our relationship with The Father is the primary reason for righteousness and Jesus being crucified and resurrected.  His sufferings and beatings paid the price necessary for us to have peace with God and the restoration of all things to us His adopted children.  The Word of God declares that with Jesus we have been given all things.

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Roman 8:32 King James Version

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 King James Version

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  Romans 14:17  King James Version

So when we seek first the Kingdom of God which is righteousness, peace (or Shalom) and joy in the Holy Ghost AND understand that it is His Righteousness which is a gift, we then walk in the complete and total victory that Jesus has already won for us at the Cross.

Take a look at all the things righteousness does in the book of Proverbs.

Proverbs 10:2  Righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life:

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many:

Proverbs 10:24 The desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 10:25 The righteous is an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness:

Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: 

Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable:

Proverbs 11:4 Righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way.

Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them.

Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble.

Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life.

Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth.

You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Because of Jesus and His righteousness given to you, your desire is granted.  You are delivered out of trouble.  You are delivered from death.  You will never be moved.  Your desire is only good.  You see all these benefits of the righteous and righteousness?  THEY ARE AWESOME!!!  It would do you well to study and know these because the truth that you KNOW is what makes you free.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH -ABOUT BEING ‘SAVED’ IN PAST TIME Part 3

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You have been saved by GRACE!! PERIOD!!!  You have not been saved because you do good things. You have not been saved because you go to church or you serve at the church.  You have not been saved because you do or don’t drink alcohol. You have not been saved because you are nice or good to people.  YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED BY GRACE and GRACE ALONE!  JESUS is FULL OF GRACE  & TRUTH.

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NIV

Not only have you been saved by GRACE Who is JESUS, but you have been ‘saved in time past‘ COMPLETELY.  That means before sin ever existed or before the world was created you were saved because the Father choose you in Christ out for Himself.

Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Ephesians 1;4 NLT

So when we understand that all that we have received from Poppa the Father is by GRACE we can relax and just receive what has already been provided as a GIFT!!!  Let’s use Christmas as an example.  If you’ for Christmas, were you simply given the gifts or did you do something to earn them?  In almost all cases Christmas gifts are given to people because it’s Christmas not because the person earned it.  What is my point?  My point is you must know what has been GIVEN TO YOU as a GIFT so you don’t waste your time trying to earn it by doing works. Let’s look at our opening scripture again.

For by the grace have you been saved in time past completely, through faith, with the result that your salvation persists through present time; and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

So again as we did previously lets define two words saved and salvation.  The word saved is the Greek word sozo which means I save, heal, preserve and rescue. The word salvation is the Greek word soteria. It means health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety. Once again our text scripture says that we have been saved in past time with the present result that we are in a STATE OF SALVATION that persist thru present time.

If you believe this scripture YOU ARE IN (and LIVE IN) THE……

  • State of HEALTH
  • State of WELFARE
  • State of PROSPERITY
  • State of DELIVERANCE
  • State of PRESERVATION
  • State of SALVATION
  • State of SAFETY

That is great and you need to know this.  However let’s look at the next verse.

and this [salvation] is not from you as a source ‘of God it is the gift, not from a source of works, in order that no one might boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 Kenneth Wuest Translation

That word gift in that scripture above is the Greek word doron.  Doron means gift or present or a sacrifice.  The meaning focuses more so on ‘the free nature of the gift’ and the fact that it is spontaneous and uncaused.  This is GRACE, undeserved, unmerited favor from God the Father.  So if you read and understand what verse 9 of Ephesians 2 is saying you will see that The Word says that this STATE OF SALVATION you are in is not from you as a source but it is from God the Father as a GIFT!!!

So based on this scripture your salvation is a GIFT!! This means :

  • Your  HEALTH is a GIFT!
  • Your WELFARE is a GIFT!
  • Your  PROSPERITY is a GIFT!
  • Your DELIVERANCE is a GIFT!
  • Your PRESERVATION is a GIFT!
  • Your SALVATION is a GIFT!
  • Your SAFETY is a GIFT!

You don’t do anything to earn a GIFT, you simply receive it.  Get this revelation in your spirit and soul and it will end many struggles in your life . Many of the things you desire ARE ALREADY YOURS and have ALREADY BEEN GIVEN TO YOU as a GIFT. RECEIVE!!! Amen!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOU BEING “SAVED” IN PAST TIME Part 2

…by grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time. Ephesians 2:4-5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

As you probably know, there is sooooo much more to being saved than just waiting to go to Heaven.  Going to Heaven is wonderful, I was reminiscing about it yesterday and actually wrote a poem about it which I will share at the end of this post.  But being saved is so much more because our Father always plans to do exceedingly, abundantly above ALL that we do ask or think(NOT THAT WE CAN ASK OR THINK).  This being saved has an earthly benefit as well as a Heavenly benefit.  If you read part one of this post you may recall some of the definitions of being saved and salvation.  Let’s review those.

The word saved is the Greek word sozo which means I save, heal, preserve and rescue. The word salvation is the Greek word soteria. It means health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.  Once again our text scripture says that we have been saved in past time with the present result that we are in a STATE OF SALVATION that persist thru present time.  If you are an American, when you travel to another country you don’t lose your American rights because you are in another country.  As a matter of truth BEING AN AMERICAN can provide great benefits to you in foreign countries and prevent some things from happening that would not be to your benefit.  Why is this?  Because of the weight and authority that America has in the world.  Your rights have the full backing of the U.S. Government and the U.S. Army if necessary and other outfits that may be deemed necessary to secure your protection and safe travel.  Did you earn these rights? No you inherited them when you were born in America or you became an American citizen.  The same is true in the case of a born again believer.

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.  Phillipians 3:20 New Living Translation

As a citizen of Heaven you have all the health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation and safety that Heaven thru God the Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirit provide.  That is a lot of power! That is a lot of protection! That is a lot of prosperity!  Thats the STATE OF SALVATION that you live in right now and forever because you HAVE ETERNAL LIFE and ETERNAL SALVATION!  You have been SAVED completely in past time with the present result that you are in a STATE OF SALVATION that persist thru present time.  Look at this definition from Strongs dictionary about the word eternal which is the Greek word aionios.

Eternal (166 /aiṓnios) life operates simultaneously outside of time, inside of time, and beyond time – i.e. what gives time its everlasting meaning for the believer through faith, yet is also time-independent.

the unique quality (reality) of God’s life at work in the believer, i.e. as the Lord manifests His self-existent life (as it is in His sinless abode of heaven). “

[166 (aiṓnios) does not focus on the future per se, but rather on the quality of the age (165 /aiṓn) it relates to. Thus believers live in “eternal (166/aiṓnios) life” right now, experiencing this quality of God’s life now as a present possession.

When you understand these things you then realize that being saved and your salvation has a lot more benefits than just going to Heaven and you can take advantage of those benefits right here and right now EVERYDAY! Amen!!!

You have been saved completely in past time with the present result that you are in a STATE OF SALVATION that persist thru present time.  That means ETERNITY.  Your salvation is eternal!!!  Jesus has obtained for us and is the author of  eternal health, eternal prosperity, eternal preservation, eternal deliverance, eternal safety.  You have inherited these things.  Inherit means to come into possession of things as a right.  These things are a part of your eternal inheritance.

And being made perfect, He became the author of ‘eternal salvation’ unto all them that obey him (by accepting Him as Lord and Saviour); Hebrews 5:9 KJV

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

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

Here is the poem I mentioned earlier about Heaven.  Keep in mind all that is available in Heaven is available to you now right here on the Earth. You can live days of Heaven on Earth!

That is What I Long For

The Joy of Perfection

Where He is the Light

No lacking of Life

No lacking of might

The peace of no evil

The smell of ONLY good

The utopia of righteousness

And all being as it should

Imagine it : no strife

No lies, and no cares

No old age or decay

No thinning or losing hair

No danger, no adversary

No worry, no fear

The thought of it causes my eye

To fill with joyful tear

The protection of The Father

The Light of the Son

The companionship of Family

Enjoying all that’s been done

The reunion with all those

Who took an earlier flight

The constant brightness of daytime

And the absence of night

The mansions we inhabit

Custom built to a tee

Every crevice and doorknob

Carefully picked by Daddy

Oh Poppa I do long

To be with You there

So strengthen me and hasten

My work to be done here

And help me enjoy

My time in this place

And receive all You’ve provided

By Your Son Who is GRACE

Amen!

©Copyright 2017 Vincent H. Ivory. All Rights Reserved.

JUST DA TRUTH -ABOUT YOU BEING “SAVED” IN PAST TIME Part 1

 

…by grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time.  Ephesians 2:4-5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I hope  your 2018 be FILLED with ALL GRACE and HIS SHALOM ALWAYS IN ALL WAYS!!! Amen!!  That is The  Word of God!

Now may the Lord of Shalom Himself give you (His) Shalom always in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16  Complete Jewish Bible

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!

WE WHO ARE SAVED WERE SAVED!!!  Understanding this is so important. WE WHO ARE SAVED WERE SAVED!!!  Take your time and read our text scripture because you don’t want to miss what The Father and Jesus are saying to you today.  It HAS carried you not only for this year but for ETERNITY.  Notice I didn’t say it will carry you. I said it has carried you.

…by grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time. Ephesians 2:4-5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

The scripture above is absolutely pregnant and invested with the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST.  It tells you that by GRACE Who is JESUS, you and I HAVE BEEN SAVED COMPLETELY(spirit, soul, body, financially, socially, etc…). But here is the key word here:  IN PAST TIME. When is this past time?  I am glad you asked and once again, don’t take my word for it, take THE WORD for it.

Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.  Ephesians 1:4 New Living Translation

According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:  Ephesians 1:4 KJV

So before the foundation of the world you were chosen.  Before time. Before man was created. Before Adam fell. Before the devil.  Before sickness and disease. Before lack and poverty were even a thing to consider Poppa chose you and when you accepted Christ He saved you COMPLETELY by GRACE Who is JESUS and that past time saving HAS the present result that placed you and I in a constant and consistent STATE OF SALVATION which persist through present time.  Let me ask you a question.  What state do you live in ? If you are in the USA you may live in Ohio or Michigan or California or Texas. Those are states you can live in.

But I am not talking about natural earthly states.  I am talking about the STATE OF SALVATION!  This is the state that this scripture says we as believers who believe what this scripture is saying ARE IN.  Why is this a big deal?  It’s a big deal because of what salvation is and more importantly WHO Salvation is.  Did you know Jesus’s Name Yeshua means salvation?  That means you are in the same state as Jesus.  So let’s define two words that will help you understand the power, privilege and benefit of these verses in Ephesians chapter 2.  The word saved is the Greek word sozo which means I save, heal, preserve and rescue.  The word salvation is the Greek word soteria.  It means health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety.  Do you get it now? As Brother Hagin would say, “Has it dawned on your spirit?”  Now please pay close, close attention to what the Holy Spirit is saying with this scripture.

So with those definitions in mind lets see what God the Father is saying to us.

By GRACE(Jesus) we have been saved:(sozoed: saved, healed, preserved, rescued) completely in past time, with the present result that WE ARE in a state of salvation((soteria: health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety) which persists through present time.                                   Ephesians 1:4 Kenneth Wuest Translation

If you believe this scripture YOU ARE IN (and LIVE IN) THE……

  • State of HEALTH
  • State of WELFARE
  • State of PROSPERITY
  • State of DELIVERANCE
  • State of PRESERVATION
  • State of SALVATION
  • State of SAFETY

I pray you are getting this.  I pray that the revelation of this word of Christ dawns on your spirit.  I pray the eyes of your understanding be enlightened.  If you understand what these verses are saying you now know why God the Father had The Holy Ghost allow the writers to say, “By His stripe you WERE healed.”  You WERE healed, saved, preserved, prosperous, made safe and delivered in PAST TIME and the result of the saving in the past results in your salvation:health, welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety TODAY and for ALL ETERNITY!!!  Glory to God!!  I dun preached or wrote  or preached/wrote myself HAPPY as Brother Copeland would say.

The reason why YOU AM HEALED is because YOU WERE HEALED in past time!!!!

The reason why YOU AM RICH is because YOU WERE RICH in past time!!!!

The reason why YOU AM SAFE is because YOU WERE SAFE in past time!!!!

You are not trying to get healed and rich and delivered!  YOU ALWAYS WERE HEALED, RICH, SAFE, PRESERVED and DELIVERED!!!

Poppa did not wait until  Adam and sin and all this mess came into being to bless us and provide for us and save us.  NO! NO! NO!  He did it before time, before the foundation of the world.  This is THE WORD of GOD!!!!   But Brother Vincent how do I know that it’s still working today?  I am glad you asked!!!

New International Version
Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

New Living Translation
Your eternal word, O LORD, stands firm in heaven.

English Standard Version
Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

New American Standard Bible
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.

King James Bible
For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalms 119:89

You are probably most familiar with the King James Version and I like that one the most on this scripture.  FOREVER O Lord THY WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN!!!

That means there aint nothing else to talk about!!! So how do you get this to manifest in your life?  You believe it and speak it!!

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  Romans 10:10 King James Version

SHOUT AMEN!!!!!

The Word is settled in Heaven! You believe it, confess it and say AMEN which means SO BE IT and then YOU SETTLE IT ON EARTH!!!!  This message is priceless.  Not because of me but because it’s DA TRUTH!!!!

You can ride this one revelation for the REST of your life and He will not fail you.  Love never fails and God is Love!!! AMEN!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

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

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

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

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT LIGHT!!!

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.           Psalms 112:4  King James Version

Do you know and believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus?  If you do, do you realize that you are NEVER in darkness.  It may seem that you don’t know what to do but you just have not looked in the right place… the inside.  This scripture says that unto the upright or righteous there ariseth light even in darkness.  So in the midst of what appears to be dark situations light is right there and available to you and for you.

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1-5  New International Version

So you see The Word has light and that light is the light of men.  The darkness can never overcome it.  So how do you access this in what seems like dark situations.  You simply speak by faith that you have LIGHT and you feed on Light which is The Word.  This light helps you see everything you need to see and do everything you need to do.  You are never in darkness because Father God  has translated you out of the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of His Dear Son.

For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.  Colossians 1:13 New Living Translation

Here is another great and vital person to remember: THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!!

And the Counsellor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my Name, that One will teach you all things and recall to your mind all things which I spoke to you.  John 14:26 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Always KNOW that it is the Holy Spirits job TO TEACH YOU.  We need preachers and ministers, The Bible says we do, however our main and primary teacher was always to be and is THE HOLY SPIRIT.

But as for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains in you. And no need are you constantly having that anyone be constantly teaching you. But even as His anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true and is not a lie, and even as He [the Holy Spirit, the anointing] taught you, be constantly abiding in Him. I John 2:27 Kenneth Wuest Translation

I will also share with you another secret.  Notice in John 14:26 and I John 2:27 how Jesus says The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and ‘recall to your mind all things which I spoke unto you“.  The all things are not based on or locked into TIME.  What do I mean?  I mean that let’s say Jesus was going to or had told you something in the year 2026 but you could actually use that information now or it is 2028 and you have forgotten it.  When Jesus says, ” that One will recall to your mind ALL THINGS which I spoke unto you” this means he will bring those all things to mind or have The Holy Ghost remind you of what you may have forgotten in the natural.  Remember the topic of this post and remember JESUS is The Word and in Him (The Word) is life and that life  IS THE LIGHT OF MEN.  Light travels at 186,000 miles per second and ‘time’ stops at the speed of light.   At this speed there is no time so when you release your faith by releasing The Word you are releasing light into that situation and time has no affect or delay in those cases where faith is released. Faith operates above and beyond time.  Understanding and believing this enables you to believe, know and see inside how Jesus sees the situation and causes what you see in the Spirit to manifest IMMEDIATELY because you are no longer functioning in time but in eternity.

There are things that function and exist here in the earth realm but they do not exist as truth which is the Greek word aletheia which means final reality.  These things exist as lies. God the Father does not acknowledge lies.  Jesus does not either and neither does the Holy Spirit. This is why The Holy Spirit is called ‘The Spirit of Truth’.  He can only bear witness with the Truth.  These things that exist as lies cannot function and do not exist in the eternal realm where God, Jesus and you are seated in Heavenly places because ‘they are darkness’.  When a person believes a lie it becomes a reality for them. When they believe a lie, they live that lie which they believe. Believers are sanctified or separated from the things of the world by The Truth or The Word Who is Jesus.

Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. John 17:17 Douay Rheims Translation

This earth realm is temporal and subject to sin, death and to change and time and darkness. In addition the people here who are unbelievers are also subject to sin and death. But The Word of God declares in Romans  8 that the law of The Spirit that of THE LIFE that is in Christ Jesus has freed us once and for all from the law of sin and death just as the law of thrust and lift frees a airplane from the law of gravity.   When you are functioning and following The Word, Who is Jesus, Who is Life and Who is Light, DARKNESS  is removed and time ceases.  In many (not all) cases things take time ONLY because we believe they have to.  To a degree this has been taught in error in churches but you see Jesus for the most part operating in ‘the suddenly, the immediately.’  I remember a great story Brother Kenneth Hagin told about how his son Kenneth Hagin Jr. had the mumps ….. for 45 mins (in natural cases it can take weeks for the mumps to go way).  He simply stated, “We prayed and they (the mumps)left!”  He went on to say, “Many times we just think things have to be the way they are.”  But Jesus said we HAVE the light of life!

Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12 Holman Christian Standard Bible

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.  John 1:5 New Living Translation

Jesus has authority over time as well as sickness,  disease and lack which are all forms of darkness and you have authority over these things as well because YOU ARE IN HIM!!!

If you feel like you’re in the dark about an area ‘take the time’ and spend it in The Word.  The entrance of His Word gives light.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!