TRUTH 4 THOUGHT-WEEKEND EDITION- OVERCOMING THE WORLD!!!

…because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

With all the things going on in the world, talk of nuclear war, and threats and divisiveness, shooting, people are naturally concerned about their safety and well being.  Many believers are concerned as well and to a certain degree we all should be but not to the point of fear and worry. Why? Because we are in the world but not of the world. Our health and well being does not depend does not depend on the resources of this world. Now if as a believer you have no knowledge of this or simply don’t believe that that is true, you may have reason for concern, but allow me to dispel any doubt you may have. The Word of God says in the book of Hosea, “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.” Lack in any form is sin and Romans 6:14 declares that, “Sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under GRACE (Who is Jesus).”

Our topic text says: …because everything that has been born of God is constantly coming off victorious over the world. And this is the victory that has come off victorious over the world, our faith. I John 5:4 Kenneth Wuest Translaton

If you are born again, you are born of God!!! If you are born of God YOU ARE CONSTANTLY COMING OFF VICTORIOUS OVER THE WORLD. “Well, Brother Vincent, my life sure does not look like I am coming off victorious over the world.” I understand but this is where you have to make a decision. Are you going to believe your circumstances or The Word of The Father. The issue may be, “Do you believe The Word?” You may be what Brother Copeland calls mentally assenting to The Word or agreeing with your mouth but not really believe it in your heart where it matters. Do a test, check your mouth and thoughts. What have you been thinking and saying about circumstances that don’t line up and agree with The Word? Look at this verse.
Who is he who is constantly coming off victorious over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? I John 5:5 Kenneth Wuest Translation

You will probably say, “I believe Jesus is the Son of God!!” Okay great!! Do you believe that Jesus has conquered the world? He told you He did.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV

If your were a growing fetus inside your mothers womb still and your Mom was eating Wendy’s that day for dinner, guess what you would be having for dinner? WENDY’S. Why? Because you are in your Mom and whatever your Mom is getting or ingesting is what will be passed to you. If you are a believer YOU ARE IN CHRIST!! Since you are in Christ ALL that CHRIST IS AND HAS AND HAS DONE IS YOURS!!! His overcoming the world is your overcoming the world. His victory over the world is your victory over the world. Believe that and you will walk in victory in every area of your life. God the Father has given you the victory thru your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! Receive it!! Take it!!!

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:57

Exercise your God given rights based on The Word knowing that you have the victory and your house will be just fine!! Shalom!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT GLORY

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  John 17:22 King James Version

Have you ever heard a preacher or minister say that, “God gets ALL the GLORY.” Perhaps it was said using scriptures like, “God will not give His Glory to another.”  I am sure you have. These well meaning (in most cases) ministers unfortunately have taken an Old Testament scripture or law and applied it to themselves and you causing you to deny what Jesus Himself said He has given to you.There is a big difference between Old Testament believers and New Testament believers in terms of rights and privileges.  This denial of rights, benefits and inheritance happens in churches all over the world to thousands if not millions of believers.  How does this happen?  By allowing someone other than Jesus to tell you what He is saying to you and has given to you.  As much as I hate to say it in some cases it is a deliberate act in an effort to keep church members in check and from becoming prideful.  But this is not what The Father or Jesus planned for you.   The Word of God tells us what to do to prevent things like this from happening.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2;15 King James Version

Notice The Word says “Study to shew yourself approved..”  It did not say let the preacher do your studying for you.  Guess what, preachers are also human beings. They make mistakes.  And when it comes to your life and your family, you do not desire and God does not desire for you to live in years of error because of wrong  doctrine or a misstep by a well intending man or woman of God or the enemy.  I am going to let you in on a secret you may or may not know.  Your Pastor was never designed or intended to be your primary source of receiving and being taught the Word.  No God loves you far too much for that.  That’s why He gave you the Holy Spirit.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I (JESUS) said to you.” John 14:26  New American Standard Bible

“But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true–it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ”.  I John 2:27 New Living Translation

This by no means is to say we don’t need preachers.  The Word says, “How can they hear without a preacher?”  But The Word  makes it clear that The Holy Spirit is your primary Teacher through and by The Word and what He says is ALWAYS TRUE and IT IS NOT A LIE or  mistake or error.  The Word also instructs us that what He teaches us we are to abide or remain in that Truth with Christ.  Now just so you don’t think I have gotten off my topic of glory, lets look at something.  If God our Father says, “Here I want you to have this and then a man or woman or a preacher says, “No, that is only for God.” Wouldn’t you agree that someone is wrong? Both can’t be right.  And I am here to tell you the wrong party is not God the Father.   By denying the Glory that Jesus died and prayed to the Father to give us, this is part of the reason we do not see a lot of manifestations of the Glory especially here in the U.S.

Imagine having Jesus say, “Here is My Glory, the very same Glory the Father gave to Me, I want you to have it because without it you wont be able to be JUST LIKE ME.  Then the person to whom He offers it to says, “Oh no Lord, thats all for You. I don’t want any of that, thats all Yours Jesus.”  Lets look at the scripture again.  What is the reason Jesus says He is giving us the same glory the Father has given to Him?

“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:” John 17:22 King James Version

Let’s say I am a billionaire and I have one billion dollars cash and I came to you and said “You know what? I want you to have everything I have, I want us to be ONE”  The only way for us to really be ONE is for me to give you $500 million dollars.  Now I have $500 million and you have $500 million.  I don’t have more than you have, we have the same.  This is what The Father sent Jesus to die for to give us equal standing as a son or daughter of God, not a lesser standing than Jesus but THE SAME!.  God the Father and God the Son and The Holy Spirit are all ONE. Jesus even goes further about the glory and the Oneness.

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  John 17:23 King James Version

If God does not love you any less than Jesus then why would He give you less than Jesus?  Simple answer is: HE WOULD NOT and HE DID NOT!!!  He loves you the same as Jesus and has made you joint heir. Joint means that you divide the inheritance equally, you both get the same things and same amount. And since your eternal inheritance is yours through the finished work of Christ that means that inheritance is yours RIGHT NOW!!!  A person does not get an inheritance until the person they get it from or through dies.  Jesus has already died(and has been resurrected), so there is no waiting until you get to Glory or Heaven.  The inheritance is yours right here and right now.   So since glory means kavod in Hebrew in the Old Testament which is  weight or to be weighty and doxa in the New Testament which in Greek means honor, renown; glory, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God, splendor, you must know you have weight with God and He has crowned you right now with glory, honor and splendor.  So don’t refuse what God through Jesus has freely offered you.  Say, “Lord I receive the glory that you have given me!”,  and watch manifestations of glory begin to become a regular occurrence in your life and family as you do this in faith and trust.  Miracles are a manifestation of God’s glory.  You are a miracle!!!!  Know it and TAKE IT!!!!  The word receive in the Greek is the word lambano.  It means to take.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT KNOWING “THE LORD DELIGHTS IN YOU!!!” Part 2

If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.  Numbers 14:8 KJV

Yesterday, we talked about  delighting in the Lord but today we are going to focus on The Lord delighting in us. These words were spoken in the Old Testament by Joshua and Caleb and they rendered extra ordinary rewards and praise to them by God the Father Himself.   Now just like the Psalms 37:4 this verse seems also conditional because of the ‘if’.  But if you look deeper you will see that word ‘if’ there actually means ‘since’. It is the Hebrew word ‘im’.  If you know the story of the children of Israel and their deliverance you know that God delighted them.   The word delight in Numbers 14:8  is a different word from the word delight in Psalms 37:4.

The word delight in Psalms 37:4  is the Hebrew word anag.   It means:

#6026 עָנַג `anag {aw-nag'}

 a primitive root; TWOT - 1648; v

—Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) to be soft, be delicate, be dainty
    1a) (Pual) to be delicate
    1b) (Hithpael)
        1b1) to be of dainty habit, be pampered
        1b2) to be happy about, take exquisite delight
        1b3) to make merry over, make sport of

The word delight in Numbers 14:8 is the Hebrew word chaphets. It means:

#2654 חָפֵץ chaphets {khaw-fates'}

 a primitive root; TWOT - 712,713; v

—Hebrew Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) to delight in, take pleasure in, desire, be pleased with
    1a) (Qal)
        1a1) of men
             1a1a) to take pleasure in, delight in
             1a1b) to delight, desire, be pleased to do
        1a2) of God
             1a2a) to delight in, have pleasure in
             1a2b) to be pleased to do
 2) to move, bend down
    2a) (Qal) to bend down

—Brown-Driver-Briggs (Old Testament Hebrew-English Lexicon)

A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleasedwith, desire:— X any at all, (have, take) delight, desire, favour, like, move, be (well) pleased, have pleasure, will, would.

 

Do you know what other word means to have pleasure and to delight in?  Look at the similarities of this definiton.

#5485 χάρις charis {khar'-ece}

 from G5463; TDNT - 9:372,1298; n f

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) grace
    1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm,
        loveliness: grace of speech
 2) good will, loving-kindness, favour
    2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy
        influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens,
        increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and
        kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues
 3) what is due to grace
    3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of
        divine grace
    3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit
        3b1) a gift of grace
        3b2) benefit, bounty
 4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward

The English word for charis is GRACE!!!!

Today, God the Father delights in US because of JESUS. We are in The Beloved (Jesus).  When God the Father said Caleb had a ‘different spirit’ with Him I believe that Spirit was definitely faith but mainly the spirit of GRACE. You can tell by what Caleb said and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  Caleb was focused on the fact that The Lord delighted in them.  He knew this because of all the Lord had done for them already.  Delivering them from Egypt, opening the Red Sea, providing food for them in the desert and water from a rock.  The Word says in Ephesians 2:8 “By GRACE you have been saved thru FAITH and that now of yourselves, it is the gift of God!  Jesus is THE GIFT FROM GOD THE FATHER TO US!!!

With that I will say this, don’t focus on delighting yourself in the Lord more than you focus and know that The Lord delights in you. If you know The Lord delights in you you will be well on your way to delighting yourself in the Lord.  FOCUS on the truth that THE LORD DELIGHTS IN YOU!!! Amen!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT KNOWING “THE LORD DELIGHTS IN YOU!!!” Part 1

If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Numbers 14:8 KJV

How many times have you heard the scripture preached, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I have heard it many times but then, in many cases I’ve heard the the excitement and fire of believers as they think of God the Father actually giving them the desires of their heart only to have that fire snuffed out as this is said in an accusatory or condemning way.  “Yes God will give you the desires of your heart BUT, are you delighting yourself in the Lord?”  If you are not rooted and grounded in the truth that you are the righteousness of God apart from your works and that you are not under the law but under grace, you may allow this seemingly harmless comment to talk you out of this scripture and the desires of your heart. Let’s look at some of the things Jesus said about things you desire.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24 KJV.

If you maintain a living communion with me and my words are at home in you, I command you to ask, at once, something for yourself, whatever your heart desires, and it will become yours. In this my Father is glorified, namely, that you are bearing much fruit.  John 15:7-8 Kenneth Wuest Translation

These are powerful scriptures about desires and the one listed in John 15 is extremely detailed and powerful. Jesus is saying I command to ask at once something for yourself.  Now lets talk about Mark 11:24 for a minute because verse 25 right after that says that when you stand praying forgive otherwise the Father will not forgive you.  I am paraphrasing a bit to make a point.  Let me ask a question, had Jesus been crucified and resurrected yet when He shared that with the Jews? No!  So he was talking to Jews and people up under the law.  We are not forgiven today because we forgive, we are forgiven because of Jesus’s crucifixion has remitted all of our sins past, present and future.  That may be a lot for some people to swallow but its the truth anyway.  Again don’t take my word for it.  Take The Word for it.

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Isaiah 43:12 NIV

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. Hebrews 8:12 KJV

This is God the Father talking.  Pay close attention to the next verse in Hebrews.

When God speaks of a “new” covenant, it means he has made the first one obsolete. It is now out of date and will soon disappear. Hebrews 8:13 New Living Translation

In the Old Testament, David asked the Lord not to take His Holy Spirit from him(David).  If you are a believer today and you pray this that prayer is not in line with the Word of God for New Testament believers. You may ask why? Because The Father said in Hebrews 13:5 He will never leave us or forsake us.  Jesus also told His disciples in John 14:17 that the Holy that The Holy Spirit was dwelleth with them and shall be in them. The word dwelleth means to abide, to stay.  We must know and understand we are under a different covenant than David.  My point in bringing this up is as believers we have to know when the Word is talking TO US versus when The Word is talking to us about someone else. Now let’s get to the meat of today’s post.

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalms 37:4 KJV  

This is where we started. But I saw something that I had never considered and I believe I will place my faith there. It produced really good results for the two people who spoke and believed it. Who are these two people? Joshua and Caleb!!!

We will pick this up tomorrow. Be sure to join us, you don’t want to miss this revelation and gift from The Father.

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

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 DOUBT Part 2

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

Yesterday we talked about doubt. We defined doubt as 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. We talked about Jesus brought up speaking to a mountain after they saw him speak to a tree. In comparison to a mountain a tree is small, miniscuile 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.  Now you may be wondering, “How in the world am I supposed to do that?  Jesus gave the answer to that question as well.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  Mark 11:22 KJV

Jesus’ answer to them was to, “Have faith in God.”   The actual translation of what He said can be read in the Douay-Rheims Bible Version.
And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God. Mark 11:22 Douay-Rheims Bible  Version

The answer is “HAVE” the faith of God.  He saying, “Here! HAVE THE FAITH OF GOD!” Use God’s faith to bring it to pass.  Can you see God saying, “Light be and then closing His Eyes to peek and see if it actually works?”  Of course not.  You know this is how God operates. He believes then He Speaks.  But this is not just how He functions. We do the same thing.

But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

So God the Father and Jesus want us to HAVE the same faith God Himself has and then believe and then speak and don’t doubt. Don’t make a difference whether we feel or think its something big or small.  Don’t make a difference.  By Jesus telling us to not make a difference He is essentially telling us, “There is no difference between a headache and cancer.”  Human beings look at things in terms of hard or easy and that came as a result of eating from the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil.”  God the Father never intended for man to even know about doubt.  If you have knowledge of doubt then you have the opportunity to doubt.  That knowledge of it (which is evil) creates the possibility for it.   Viruses and germs had no authority or ability to harm Adam and his wife.  The animals could not attack them and would not. Why?  Because Adam had authority and ability over them.  Jesus has restored this authority and ability to believers through His Glory which He gave to us in John 17:22.  However you have to know this and be conscious of it. Be conscious of your authority. Be conscious of your ability in, through and by Christ. It’s the same authority and ability that Christ Himself has because we are His Body.  So I encourage you, BELIEVE don’t DOUBT.

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

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!!!

 

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!