JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT KNOWING GOD AS FATHER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the “blessed” to you! Shalom!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!!!

All the Blessed to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FIERY DARTS

 

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

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

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

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

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT USING “YOUR HEAD” Part 4

And He is The Head of the body which is The Church, for He is The Head and The Firstborn from among the dead, that He would be Preeminent in everything, Colossians 1:18 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

But you are the body of The Messiah and members in your places. I Corinthian 12:27 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.  Ephesians 1:22-23 New Living Translation

God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. I Corinthian 1:30 KJV


We have looked at many different aspects of ‘using Your Head’.  We have talked about the function of our natural bodies as well as the function of Jesus as Our Head and us the Body of Christ.  In our last segment we talked about how you as a person, a normal human being are limited by what you know or your knowledge or the resources you have in the natural. In this segment I want to talk about the unlimitedness of Jesus and how you can use Your Head to tap into this unlimitedness that is already yours thru Jesus Christ.  It simply has to be received by or in faith.  Read this scripture a few times until you get all the multifaceted juice and goodness out of it.


May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be eulogized(blessed or praised), the One who conferred benefactions(benefits) upon us in the sphere of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, even as He selected us out for Himself in Him before the foundations of the universe were laid, to be holy ones and without blemish before His searching, penetrating gaze; in love, Ephesians 1:3-4 Kenneth Wuest Translation


This scripture is absolutely pregnant with the blessing, favor and predestinated Love of God for us.  There may be a few words that may be unfamiliar with.  Lets define those first.


  • eulogize-  to praise highly in speech or writing
  • benefactions- to do good or do well: a gift or donation

So Paul in the book of Ephesians is encouraging us to praise God highly  for the benefits and  blessings that He has granted or bestowed on us in the sphere or in the form of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.  The word spiritual there is the word pneumatikos and it means things that emanate from the Spirit of God or have God’s Spirit as their Source or origin.  The air you are breathing right now is a pneumatikos or spiritual blessing because it comes from God as the Source.  The computer screen on your computer or phone or tablet is a spiritual blessing because although made by man, God the Father is the One Who has given man the wisdom and knowledge and intelligence to build roads and cars and all the beneficial things you see.  Man has no intelligence on his own.  When God the Father first made Adam’s body of the dust of the Earth, it was like a mannequin until God breathed His Spirit into man and man became a living soul, but only after God breathed Himself into man.


The scripture above in Ephesians goes on to say that these blessing are in the Heavenly places in Christ.  Now in ignorance you may think, “Lord why did you put the blessings in Heavenly places? I need them down here on Earth.”  I know you mean well and I am still renewing my own mind to this truth and reality that I am about to share with you. So if Jesus is Your Head and you are His Body along with all the other members of the Body Of Christ then ‘where are you?’.  Well right now I am in Ohio physically but I am also seated with Jesus Christ right there next to the Father.  Don’t try to get this with your head.  To understand what I am saying you are going to have to use Your Head (Jesus).  By believing that you are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, you are then able to cause those blessing to be made manifest here in the Earth or temporal realm.  However everything starts with the spiritual and then the natural in the work of redemption.  In the work of creation it starts with the natural then the spiritual.  You, the real you existed as a spirit in Heaven before you ever came down here to Earth.  As I always say don’t take my Word for it. Take The Word for it.


But God, being wealthy in the sphere of mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, and we, being dead with respect to our trespasses, made us alive together with the Christ; 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, and raised us with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… Ephesians 2:4-6 Kenneth Wuest Translation


So this scripture once again confirms that we are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus.  Jesus prayed and asked the Father to let us be with Him this way so that we can behold His Glory and God the Father answered His prayer.  Look at this interaction in prayer with Jesus and Our Father.


Father, that which you have given me as a permanent gift, I desire that where I am, also those might be with me, in order that they might be continually beholding the glory which is mine, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the universe. John 17:24 Kenneth Wuest Translation


Did you see that? The Father has given you and me to Jesus as a permanent gift.  Our Father does not give trash, worthless and sorry gifts to anyone let alone Jesus so that means you are of great value.  Jesus desired something and prayed about it and He received what He prayed as the scripture later shows that we are seated with Him and in Him in the Heavenly places so that you can be beholding continually His Glory. If Jesus got one part of His prayer answered the other was answered too, so you should be beholding continually Jesus’s glory in your own life and in the lives of others.  But again to do this you are going to have to use Your Head.  You have to see things the way God the Father and Jesus see things. You have to say, ” I am protected because I am seated in the Heavenly places in Christ far above all principality and disease and sickness and lack and debt.  I am blessed with EVERY SPIRITUAL blessing!!!  I AM BLESSED!!!   I AM A GIFT TO JESUS FROM THE FATHER!!”! We must learn to says what He says, see what He sees and think how He thinks.  That is using Your Head!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT USING “YOUR HEAD!” Part 3

And He is The Head of the body which is The Church, for He is The Head and The Firstborn from among the dead, that He would be Preeminent in everything, Colossians 1:18 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

But you are the body of The Messiah and members in your places. I Corinthian 12:27 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.  Ephesians 1:22-23 New Living Translation

God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. I Corinthian 1:30 KJV


Wooah!!!! Those four scriptures are POWERFUL!!! They are full of power and wisdom and LIGHT for the believer!!! Please go back and read them all once more.  We have been talking about ‘Using Your Head‘ Who is the Lord Jesus Christ.  We have also been talking about that we as believers are His Body.  You have to get that picture clear to fully understand and benefit from Christ being your Head and you being His Body.  What does your head do?  It issues order, instructions and commands to your body to do things. Your head (you not Jesus) is the one that tells your body to lift your hand to pick up a glass of water or to put your feet down so you can stand up from a chair.  Your head is the thing that makes the decision on what you are going to eat today.   Now what does your body do? Your body carries out the commands of your head.  The body can only make moves or decisions based on the knowledge or wisdom or guidance of your head. Your body is limited to what your head knows and believes to a certain degree due to your brain. This is why seeing Jesus as Your Head and using Him as Your Head is so important.  This is why knowing and renewing your mind to The Word of God is so important.


If you are a believer, Jesus is Your Head and you are His Body.  You may not know it or may not be acting on it or like it but it is still true.  But as The Word of God says ‘its the truth that you KNOW that says you free not the truth all by itself.  If a believer has cold or any other type of sickness symptom trying to operate illegally in their body and they don’t know that their Head (Jesus) has already declared that by His stripe they were healed they will have to suffer thru the days or weeks or months or years of that sickness and depending on what it is they may die from it.  All because they did not USE their Head (Jesus). Let’s uncover what it means to use Your Head(Jesus).  Your Head has already provided divine health and healing for you. Your Head has already supplied all your needs according to His riches in glory. The Word declared these things.  First of all you must understand that Jesus IS The Word. That Bible you have or should have is not something it is SomeOne!  The Word and Jesus are One and the same Person. Just as a person is living and alive The Word of God is alive.


For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4:12 New Living Translation


Your own physical head has a brain and this is how you know who you are and who your friends are and where your house is and all types of other things. You have stored that information in your brain. When you store The Word of God in your mind(brain) and heart by reading it or listening to it it does things. First of all you become familiar with it and then if you spend enough time with it you memorize it.  Then if you go further and meditate it then you get revelation power out of it that you can use for your benefit at anytime because it has the power to change things. The Word has power built into it by God to bring itself to pass like a apple seed has all the apples already in it.  You know natural things. Jesus knows ALL THINGS.   Eventually you will run into something you don’t know but need to know.  Using Your Head(Jesus Christ) is a benefit that is available to you to provide preferential treatment, favor(undeserved and unmerited) and wisdom to you to apply to the smallest and biggest things in your life. When you learn to use Your Head(Jesus) Who is The Word this is called walking by faith. You use your car or your house or your cellphone for your own benefit to go places, or live and be comfortable or to contact friends and family anytime you want to.  Jesus is there for you as a benefit all the time the same way.


Take sometime to focus on all the things and ways Jesus can benefit you. We will pick this up again in our next segment of this series.  As you go about your day be sure to “use Your Head”.  He knows everything anyway so you may as well take advantage of Him.

All the ‘blessed’ to you. Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT USING “YOUR HEAD” Part 2

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22 New Living Translation

 In part one of this series, we talked about primarily how a body works. A head cannot do much without the body and a body cannot do anything with out the head.  Jesus is the Head of the Body of Christ and one of the main reasons He came was for the benefit of the Body.  So that means that we are to use Our Head.  I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way as some may take.  As a matter of fact based on my personal relationship with the Lord Jesus I would go so far as to say that God the Father and Jesus may take it as disrespect to not take advantage of what He has provided at such a great cost: His Son’s Life!  God the Father is very deliberate. He deliberately sent His Son so that He could obtain many sons and daughters. That is us The Body of Christ.


All that belongs to the Father is Mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever He receives from Me.’ John 16:15 New Living Translation

This is not a new thing with the Lord revealing things to His people. He did it for Daniel. He did it for Joseph. And those are Old Testament saints. Jesus by way of the Holy Spirit is doing the same thing for believers today.  I have had the Lord reveal things to me. Things I did not learn from a preacher or anyone else but directly from Him!   The Father has not hidden things from us but He has hidden things for us.  He longs for us to be hungry for the things of Him and to take the time to spend in the Word and uncover secrets.  And when we discover these things they have a generational benefit that last past just us.  Look at this scripture.


“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but what has been revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, so that we might observe the words of this Law.”  Deuteronomy 29:29 International Standard Version

Wow they belong to us and our children!  Have you ever thought how great it would be to be able to sit down every day and talk with Jesus personally? That would be pretty awesome but from Jesus’s perspective when you walk by faith and do it that’s a greater thing than Him sitting down with you physically.  How do you do that?  You take the time and spend sometime with Him everyday in The Word.  The Bible that is sitting on your table or where ever you keep it is not something it is SomeOne: JESUS!


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NIV
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

Be encouraged to spend time using Your Head!
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT USING”YOUR HEAD” Part 1

God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesian 1:22 New Living Translation

Have you ever heard the saying, ” use your head”?  It’s a great term and even greater when you apply it to Jesus Christ.  To the religious mind it may sound sacrilegious but what you need to understand is that this is the the exact reason Father God sent Jesus and why Jesus agreed to come.  Look at John 10:10.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. John 10:10 Berean Study Bible

So what does this have to do with using your Head? EVERYTHING!  If you are born again you are a member of the Body of Christ.  Jesus  Christ is the Head and we the believer are His Body.   Without your own head you can do nothing.  You can think of things and want thing to be done but without your body hands, feet, fingers etc.. there is not a whole lot your body do.  The same is true with Jesus being your Head and we being His Body.  Jesus  can give orders but without His Body here on the Earth executing His will nothing will get done.  Without us praying and doing the will of the Father thru Jesus’s Headship things simply do not get done. Most people want to do the will of God but guess what? In most cases they do not know what to do.  Why not? This is because they are trying to use their head instead of their Head (Jesus).  Let’s look at another scripture.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesian 2:l0 New Living Translation

So God the Father has already planned the good things or good works for us to do.  Jesus knows what these works or things are and so does the Holy Spirit since they are all One.  Jesus talked about this.

All that belongs to the Father is Mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever He receives from Me.’ John 16:15 New Living Translation

So the Holy Spirt receives from Jesus then tell those things to us. Jesus got those things from The Father. As a human being you know that there are many things you do not know in and of your natural self. But you have an anointing from the Holy One and your spirit connected to the Holy Spirit knows all things. Don’t take my word for it take The Word for it.

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. I John 2:27 KJV

The New Living Translation makes it even clearer.
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

How valuable is knowing the truth? These days INVALUABLE.  How about knowing the truth about what job you should take? That could be valuable.  How about knowing what job not to take? Valuable.  All these values and benefits are yours when you use  Your Head the Lord Jesus.

We will pick this up tomorrow and all week so stick and stay with us.
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

And remember this:
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church.  Ephesians 1:22
That means for your benefit!

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

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

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

For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 New Living Translation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GRACE IS TIMELESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!