JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAVOR

Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.  Psalms 5:12 NIV

If you know and believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus then YOU ARE BLESSED!  Pause for a minute and check yourself.  Do you really believe that?  Do you expect and believe everything The Word of God says and promises that is yours?  You have to see the promises of God as a location, a place and then you need to go to that place and STAY THERE!!!  Never leave!  That scripture says SURELY, LORDS YOU BLESS THE RIGHTEOUS.  If the Lord blesses you you are indeed blessed.  You need to say to yourself, “I’m blessed!!!” and keep saying it until you believe it, until you see it on the inside of you.

After that move to the next part of the scripture.  YOU SURROUND THEM WITH YOUR FAVOR AS WITH A SHIELD.  That word shield is a large shield that cover the entire body.  You are covered on every side.  You are protected and you are surrounded with God’s favor.  So see yourself everywhere you go you have God’s favor so this means you have favor with God but that also gives you favor with man.  Expect it!! It does not matter whether people like you or not they cannot stop The Father’s favor on you.  The people of Egypt did not want to give the children of Israel their stuff but God gave them favor so that the Egyptian gave them whatever things that they desired.  This is about believing every Word that God says and believing that every promise is yours right here and right now, not when you get to Heaven!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST THE TRUTH – ABOUT RIVERS IN THE DESERT

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19  KJV

Can you tell me when is the last time you have seen a river in the desert?  Naturally, maybe never.  But by trusting and believing the Word of God you can change any desert situation in your life to a pure, crystal clear flowing river that never ceases.  You may need to ‘see’ a river of healing or a river of financial favor.  You may need restoration in your marriage or other God ordained relationships.  Whatever the need is understand by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, it has already been provided for.  There are some key secrets locked into those two verses. Let’s break them down.

18Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Focusing on the past problem is a hindrance to your faith.  Why? Because the issue is in the realm of the seen.  The  Word tells us to look at what you cannot see.  How do we do that? By finding and looking at what The Word says about our situation.  I could go thru all the popular scriptures on finances and healing but you know how about we just focus on the revelation and truth of just one?

His divine power has GIVEN us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  Berean Study Bible 2 Peter 1:3

I desire to help and bless you so I want you to begin to pay extra special attention to the New Testament scriptures that talk about what God thru Christ has GIVEN us.  A friend could call you up and say, “Hey I have a jacket, Ralph Lauren jacket that I have never worn or used. It still has the tags on it. Would you like it?”  Sure you say and then they tell you its yours just come pick it up.   Two months go by and you have never went to “receive your jacket.”   Poppa has GIVEN us ALL THINGS.  Everything includes ALL THINGS that we need for life(natural life) and godliness (spiritual life).  Do you believe it?

Is a home a necessity of life and not just any home a nice one?  Yes if you know God, you know He has provided for you to have the best because He gave you His best gift first: JESUS.  Everything else is lower than Jesus.  A nice house is a lesser gift than Jesus.  A nice car cannot compare to Jesus. Are you getting the picture?  So since Poppa HAS GIVEN that means if there is any lack in any area of your life that there are RIVERS IN THE DESERT just waiting for you to partake of.  So forget the past and go get, TAKE what Poppa has already given you.  You will be glad you did!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION-WHAT ARE YOU CONSCIOUS OF?

Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?  Hebrews 10:2 English Standard Version

Are you conscious of the finished work of Christ?  Is it constantly on your mind, the fact that you are healed and whole and rich and prosperous?  It’s a good idea for you to really think about that.  Why?  Because whatever you are conscious of can affect your thoughts, then your actions and then your life.   Being sin conscious is dangerous.  I’m not talking about the so called big sins, sex and other things.  No I mean lack, sickness, failure and worry amongst other things.  Sin is the greek word harmartia and it simply means to miss the mark.  If a person is missing the mark in their body because of sickness that is sin and it is not the will of God the Father.  If a person does not have enough provision to live life and live it in abundance that is also sin and it is not the will of The Father.  The blood offerings of bulls and goats could never make people perfect and purge their consciousness from sin.  If it could, then the people would no longer be conscious of sin and meditate and think about it and have it continually affecting their life.  But Jesus’s Blood is very different.

Just think how much more the Blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.   Hebrews 9:14 New Living Translation

The Blood of Christ  is powerful.  Through it we have redemption through His Blood and the forgiveness of sins.  That Blood can purge our conscience to the point where we have no more consciousness of sins.  Imagine being no longer conscious of pain, or lack or debt.  You are only conscious of God’s healing power  and provision that has been provided through Christ Jesus.   When you give God’s Word and finished work more weight than the circumstances in your life, things will change because you curse those areas of your life by lightly esteeming them.  Don’t be sin conscious.  Be righteousness conscious.  When you do Jesus has promised that you will reign in life.

Al the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS DIVINE NATURE Part 3

According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4

We ended yesterday talking about us being partakers of Jesus’s divine nature and how to pull the things that are in the divine realm or heavenly realm into the earth realm.  We do it by faith and faith always involves speaking.

The following is written, “I believed; therefore, I spoke.” We have that same spirit of faith. We also believe; therefore, we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:1 God’s Word Translation

Faith always at some point invokes speaking.  This is how The Father did and does things, this is how Jesus did things while He was on Earth and as members of the Body of Christ and Jesus, Who is our Head, this is how we must do things as well. When a storm arose that appeared to threaten Jesus and His disciples (you are now His disciple), Jesus rose up out of a nap and said to the storm, “SHALOM!!” and immediately the wind and waves ceased. Why? Because He has authority over ALL THINGS.  The disciples were the ones upset, Jesus was not. He was taking a nap during the storm because He knew it could not overtake or destroy them.  He was functioning out of authority, shalom and truth.   The disciples were functioning out of and off of what they saw. They were going by sight and not faith. Jesus is the Prince of Shalom or Peace so He simply released what was in Him to be made manifest all around Him.  When Jesus see’s a sick person He knows He has divine health and life in Him so He simply releases that life and health to others. In some cases He did  not even release it, it was taken from Him by faith in  the case with the woman with the issue of blood.

This proves Jesus’s is not trying to keep things from people, they just have to be obtained the proper way, thru faith. Jesus is not stingy and neither is The Father.  The Father created everything you see thru The Word, the pre-incarnate Jesus. He spoke out us and the world and all of the created things and beings.  Did you ever stop and think about the fact that YOU ARE GOD’S FAITH?  You were created by the faith of God!!!! I got that revelation after the Lord told me, “I call you MY FAITH!!!”.  Then 2 years after He told me that I realized what He was saying.  To put it in human terms, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Princess Leia are all a result of George Lucas’s faith.  Yes they are.  The world of Star Wars was created by George Lucas much like this world was created by God.  Think about that!  Now what are you going to create with your faith?

The following is written, “I believed; therefore, I spoke.” We have that same spirit of faith. We also believe; therefore, we also speak. 2 Corinthians 4:1 God’s Word Translation

We need to learn to speak The Word of God and things we desire with the same faith as God and it will manifest because we are partakers of His Divine Nature.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS DIVINE NATURE Part 2

According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4

Yesterday we began talking about you being a partaker of Jesus’s divine nature.  We explained that Jesus is 100% God and 100% Man.  This was The Father’s plan to bring man back to the place he lost when Adam sinned and even beyond that place.  The scripture above says that His divine power “has given unto us ALL THINGS.”  This is not something that is going to be done, it is something that is done.  This is part of the finished work of Christ.  Anything that Jesus or The Father says is finished is finished.  Anything that they say has been given to you has been given and simply needs to be received by faith.    Once you receive it by faith YOU HAVE IT!!!  Unless a person is born with a deformity or has some type of accident they should have two eyeballs.  How would you look at a person who goes around begging and praying for God to give them two eyeballs when they already have two?  Yes that is how The Lord feels when we ask Him for things He has already given or said He would do or never do.   People pray and ask God to be with them and for “traveling mercies”.  They may mean well but it’s still unbelief.  Why? Because Jesus said in the Word, “Lo I am with you always even until the end of the Earth.”  God also said He would never leave us or forsake us or relax His grip on us.

….for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Bible

We talked yesterday about I John 4:17 that declares that “We are like Jesus in this world.”  Not when we get to glory or Heaven.  RIGHT NOW!!!  The Lord Jesus told me something I will share with you a while ago.  He said, “Vincent, what you see and what you HAVE, are two different things.”   I am still digesting that steak.   So when you see your bank account low KNOW that what you HAVE in your Heavenly account far outweighs what you see and that you can bring that into the Earth realm.  How?  With your mouth.

The following is written, “I believed; therefore, I spoke.” We have that same spirit of faith. We also believe; therefore, we also speak.  2 Corinthians 4:1  God’s Word Translation

Jesus says, “He has given to us ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness.”  You need to read that, meditate it and when you believe it, speak it!!!  IT WILL MANIFEST.  We will pick this up again tomorrow.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HIS DIVINE NATURE Part 1

According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4

JESUS is 100 % God and also 100% man.  He has and is divinity and humanity all combined in one body.  When a person is born again they become AS HE IS!!!  When a believer through faith partakes of Jesus’s divine nature, that believer can by faith live exactly like Jesus does right here on earth.  I John states this in addition to the scripture above.

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.  I John 4:17 NIV

Do you believe the last part of that verse  Do you believe that, “In this world we are like Jesus?”  2 Peter says that we are partakers of His divine nature.  The word partaker in 2 Peter is the Greek word koinonos.  Koinonos means to be a partner, a companion, a sharer and associate. On Earth when a person is a partner with someone in business they share equally in everything the profits and benefits of the partnership.  So you are a partner with Jesus in Kingdom business.  As a partner you get what He has or gets or in better terms all that Jesus has secured for you through His Life, death burial and resurrection.  This happen thru your knowledge of Him and all the exceeding great and precious promises that are in Him Who is The Word.  You find out these promises by and in The Word Who is Jesus.  You must KNOW that once Jesus gives you something and you receive it by faith not sight, YOU ACTUALLY ‘HAVE’ IT.   You are no longer trying to get it you HAVE IT.  This is a key to being happy and not worried.

27 “What I am leaving with you is shalom — I am giving you My shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.  John 14:27 Complete Jewish Bible

If you have received His Shalom which He gave to His disciples and you do you know what you NOW HAVE?  Because of what Shalom means, you NOW HAVE:  completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.  We will stop there today and pickup tomorrow because  you need chew and digest the steak we just gave you before we give you another steak.  Chew on this. In other words get understanding until you believe it.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT REDEEMED FROM ALL EVIL!!!

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Genesis 48:16 KJV

If you saw the  movie WAR ROOM (which is a great movie) there is a scene where the woman who plays the prayer warrior and the other main female lead are walking in a parking garage and a robber approaches them. He then orders them to hand over their valuables. The one lady who is in warrior training just yields and says “Take what you want!.” The prayer warrior however looks the robber in the eye fearlessly and says, “You put that knife down in the Name of Jesus!!!” The robber pauses, seems to get confused and runs off. I am not going to get off into what you should do and what you should not do because everyone’s knowledge is different. But what I am going to tell you is that although that is a movie, it is a very real situation and the two reactions are very similar to what can happen when two people who are believers are faced with the same situation. What’s the key here and in all situations? KNOWLEDGE!!!!

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…. Hosea 4:6 English Standard Version

Now The Word here admits that God’s people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Not knowledge of karate or how to invest in stocks but a knowledge about Him. I will get to why they were lacking this knowledge specifically in another post but let me share with you some verses and scriptures on protection that are vital for the believer especially today. Recently there was a mass shooting that was tragic but what is more interesting is that the shooter allegedly targeted or ask people were they Christians then told them, “Good because you are about to see God!”.  Now when you think of that or being in that situation does that invoke fear in you or does it make God’s Word rise up in you? For me and many others I am sure it makes The Word rise up in me. But what Word?

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication(righteousness) from me, declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17 English Standard Version

Please pay close attention to what The Word of God just said and what He is saying thru me. This is the Lord talking!!! HE SAID NO WEAPON that is fashioned against you shall succeed. He did not say no weapon fashioned against you shall succeed except a gun, a nuclear bomb or radiation. He said NO WEAPON!! Do you believe that? Because if you do then I am saying that it does not matter what weapon it is, it won’t work. This is not a dig against the people who lost their lives, this is a vaccination against more people dying. The issue is not about people have died before that were Christians of whatever weapon. The issue is do you believe Psalms 91 or not?

A thousand may fall at your side(people you do not know or who are far away from you),
ten thousand at your right hand (people who are close to you or even other family members),
but it will not come near you. Psalm 91:7 NIV

Listen please and look again at our opening text.

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. Genesis 48:16 KJV

That Angel mentioned in the above scripture is not just some regular angel. The reason why it is capitalized because it is the pre-incarnate Lord Jesus Himself. This is Jacob talking and he is blessing his grandchildren.  Jacob dealt with many things in his life and most were his own fault but he said “The Angel which redeemed me from ALL EVIL… bless the lads”.  This is a continuation of the blessing of Abraham.  This is yours.  Jesus HAS redeemed us from ALL EVIL but you have to believe it. What do you have more faith in? Do you have more faith in if you were bitten by a poisonous snake that it could harm you or kill you or no weapon formed against you shall succeed?  Please don’t wait until a situation is upon you to make that decision. I am not trying to induce fear here I am advocating FAITH that causes you to believe your Daddy’s Love and protection that has already been bought and paid for by the same Angel who redeemed Jacob’s life from ALL EVIL!!!.

Many people are bitten by snakes throughout the world and some get sick, swell up, lose body parts as a result or some die. When you watch National Geographic or some movie and people are bitten people immediately go into fear and expect sickness, pain and death. They even have people around them who tell them what is going to happen. Without faith in The Word of God yes all you have is the natural to expect. But lets see what happened to Paul when he was bitten by a very venomous snake on the island of Malta.

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

Sounds a lot like that lady who was about to be robbed in the movie.  She walked away with her life AND her stuff because she believed in THE NAME.  She believed in The Angel who redeemed her life from ALL EVIL.  I trust that you will put your trust completely in the Lord for your protection and the protection of your family.

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 TRUTH-PART 2

Sanctify them through thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

We recently talked about The Truth, how the truth means final reality.  We also talked about those Hebrew words dabar (which means word) and Lodehbar (which means not-word).  We mentioned some other things as well but what I want to have us focus on today is Jesus as it relates to The Truth.  There are so many things that Jesus IS, however there is only one thing that I have found in the New Testament that Jesus is FULL OF.  Lets take a look at this scripture.

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 we can see by this scripture that The Word (JESUS) was made flesh and dwelt among us and in His physical form as in His spiritual form Jesus IS FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.  Now Grace and Truth may look like two words here but again, you must study to show yourself approved a workman (or work woman) who needs to not be ashamed rightly dividing The Word of Truth.  The Word is called the Word of Truth.  Jesus is said to be FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH.  The word “and” there in that scripture John 1:14 is in the singular tense which makes GRACE AND TRUTH one.  When you touch GRACE you  touch TRUTH.  When Jesus healed the lepers, He did not heal them because of their good deeds.  He healed them because of His Grace and once Grace touched the lepers the Truth touched the lepers.  Did you get that? Once Grace touched the lepers they became infected with The Truth and by The Truth and the Truth made them free.  What was The Truth?  Keep in mind that Truth is timeless, it is eternal, it does not have a beginning and it does not have an end.  It is just Truth!!!

So even though Jesus had not died yet, Jesus is still The Word and The Word is The Truth and The Word and The Truth is timeless so since The Word is timeless even at that moment The Truth was, “By His stripe, ye were healed!!!”

Sanctify them through thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

Jesus is and was and will always be The Word, The Truth.  Jesus was always The Word even before it was written down by men through The Holy Ghost.  God the Father did not just come up with, “By His stripe you were healed” after people got sick.  No healing and health were always God’s plan because Jesus was already slain before the foundation of the world.

….The Book of Life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Revelations 13:8 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

So Jesus is FULL OF GRACE and TRUTH. When you look at a container full of water you don’t say the container is in the refrigerator. You say the water is in the refrigerator.  The same for juice, or berries or whatever a container is filled with.  Grace and Truth are not something they are SOMEONE: JESUS!!!  Remember yesterday we talked about dabar (word of God=Truth) and Lodehbar(not-word=not truth=nothing=a lie).  Remember the statement we made was that we did not deny Lodehbar’s existence we simply pointed out that it existed as a lie.  The leprosy on the lepers was always a lie and them being completely healed and whole was always The Truth.  When a lie comes in contact with The Truth and there is faith in The Truth, The Truth will ALWAYS WIN.

Now thanks unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 King James Version

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. I John 5:4 King James Version

The Truth is powerful because it is JESUS!!! It’s real!! It is reality bless God forever more!!!!  When you understand what is The Truth you will stop putting up with lies in every way, in every shape and in every form.  When you understand it is Jesus you will understand that lack of any kind is a lie!  Why?  Because God did not create lack.  God did not use His dabar, His words to bring lack into existence and therefore lack exist as a lie.  If God did not create it and it is not in agreement with His will then it exist as a lie. Understand man can create things, God has given him that power.  But man can only create things out of the things that God has already created.  God gave man dominion over all the work of his hands to glorify Him and to benefit man.  So God always provides the ‘source material‘ and then man through the wisdom God has given him shapes it into the things you see today.  Man did not create the raw material for steel, God did.  But man after discovering steel has taken it and shaped it into bridges, buildings, cars etc..  Now man can take the source material and do something good with it or he can take it and do something evil with it.  God created the coca tree but do you think for one moment that he intended for man to take it and turn it into cocaine and destroy so many people’s lives?  Absolutely not.   So man can do what agrees with God’s will which is truth and reality or he can do something else contrary and it will exist as a lie.   Jesus Himself said man can do nothing.  Pay close attention to this scripture….

I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing. John 15:5 King James Version

“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me–and I in him–bears much fruit, because apart from me you can accomplish nothing. John 15:5 The NET Bible 

Now to the human ear and eye it sounds like Jesus is telling people what they CAN’T DO!! But, if you pay close attention you will see very clearly that Jesus is actually telling people what they CAN DO too.  And without Jesus YOU CAN DO NOTHING!!!  You can build a 10 billion dollar company without Jesus and Jesus says it is NOTHING.  Without Him you can do nothing. The very air you are breathing is supplied and created by Him. The brain that you are using and the body was created by Him.  Not the perversions and defects and deformities.  God has no part in that.  That is a result of the fall.  You would not be able to bat an eyelash if it was not for Jesus.  I hope and pray you are getting this.  I hope you have an ever increasing revelation of The Truth: JESUS.  When a person walks in a revelation of The Truth the things that exist as a lie have no affect on them.  You see this in Jesus’ life when He was here on the earth.  The lie of disease had no affect on Him.  You can not find one place in the Bible where Jesus was ever sick.  The lie of lack had no affect on him.  In the desert with the 5000, He simply took the ‘source material’ of the loaves and fishes and made some more.  Even assassination attempts had no affect on Him.  No weapon formed against Him prospered.  On the Cross, Jesus gave up His life willingly. He submitted to the death of the Cross.  The word of God in I John 4:17 says “as He is(Truth), so are we(Truth) in this world”.   So don’t settle for living in a lie or living a lie another day. Everyday confess, “Lord Jesus I receive You as my Truth.  I receive The Truth!  You will come to know Him, The Truth more and more and when you do guess what will happen?

“And you will know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 Aramaic Bible In Plain English

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE TRUTH

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

I had a very interesting thought.  For some reason the thought entered my mind of if you removed everything in this world that was not based or founded in The Truth, how much of what we see would be left?  The answer is very little.  Have you ever really thought about that?  Perhaps you have, perhaps you have not but what I do know is, in order to be the person that is not surprised by what is left when lies are removed,  you would have to know what The Truth is.

Sanctify them through thy Truth: thy Word is Truth. John 17:17 King James Version

In this scripture, Jesus is praying to the Father right before He is to be taken and crucified.  He expressly lets us know Himself what is Truth: The Word.  When you look a little deeper you find some interesting things.  The word ‘Truth” there is the greek word aletheia.  It has the property and meaning of final reality as opposed to what is an illusion.  What we must do is walk in The Truth regardless of what we see, hear, feel or experience because this is what is really true, this is the final reality.  Do you really understand the integrity of God’s words?  The word ‘word’ in John 17:17 is the greek word logos.  Logos means a word that embodies an idea, a statement or a speech.  So the word logos actually comes from the root greek word lego.  Ahh, is the picture becoming clearer now?  Everyone knows what LEGO the toy bricks are.  And what are they used for?  To build something.  You get the whole box, you dump all the pieces(words) out and then you look at the picture(thought or idea), put the pieces(words) in proper order and then you have the object you desired.  Words are building blocks, they are spiritual LEGO and when used properly as designed, they create healing, prosperity, shalom peace, and everything you see in this physical universe and what you don’t see in the spiritual universe.  That is DA TRUTH.  Everything you see, that computer, or phone or tablet you are reading on right now was made by WORDS.

Now as with anything you have to go back the original.  What is the original word for ‘word”?  It is the Hebrew word ‘dabar’.  The Hebrew word dabar means ‘word’.  It comprises everything needed to make something, the word(what to say, the deed(what to do), and the concrete object(the house, the car, the health that a person desires).  Dabar is a word that lines up with what God says is real or right, what God says is true, and what God says is good.  But lets take a look at another Hebrew word called lodahbar.  Lodahbar means ‘not-word’.   You can simply put it this way, lodahbar is not the word, or at least not the Word of God and therefore it is a lie.  It is a word, but it exist as a lie, it represents what is not true, what is not real or right, what is not good.  Do not get lost in this, it is very simple to understand.  Lodahbar is something that is really, in reality NOTHING. It exist as a lie.  Remember the core meaning of it is ‘not-word’.

Take a moment to think and for those of you who read the Bible or go to church regularly, you may pick up on this.  Before just a few moments ago, have you ever heard of the word Lodahbar?  I’ll give you the cliff notes.  If you remember in the Bible, David had a close and covenant relationship with Johnathan, King Saul’s son.  Now a covenant last forever and extends even to a persons children and beyond.  Its a promise to take care of and provide kindness, provision and whatever else is necessary to the person you are in covenant with. David had made a covenant like this with Johnathan.  Later on Saul and all of Kings Saul’s sons had been killed including Johnathan and David wanted to honor his covenant with Johnathan so lets pick up the scripture here.

2 Samuel 9: 3-5 New International Version

The king(David) asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.”

“Where is he?” the king asked. Ziba answered, “He is at the house of Makir son of Ammiel in Lo Debar.”

So King David had him brought from Lo Debar, from the house of Makir son of Ammiel.

This son of Johnathan’s name was Mephibosheth.  Did you happen to notice the name of the place he was living at before David had him brought to him?  Lo Debar, which is a variation of Lodahbar.  Mephibosheth, was living like a pauper in comparison to how he was supposed to be living because he had a covenant of provision and protection directly from the king but he did not know it and since he did not “KNOW IT” HE LIVED FOR A LONG TIME IN A LIE!  Most believers know David.  David was a man of The Word, God’s Word.  So David lived in Dabar(word) while Mephibosheth lived in Lo Debar(not-word).  David is a picture of Christ.  David (Christ) sent for Mephibosheth(me and you), he obeyed and came to David (Christ) and when you read the whole chapter from that day forward Mephibosheth ate at the King’s table and all of his father’s property land and harvest was returned to Mephibosheth.

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

God has great joy when we walk in The Truth!! He has already provided for us but like Mephibosheth, you may not know it and are content or just accepted living in pain, with sickness, or with lack instead of eating at the King’s table.  Remember Truth is final reality so regardless of what your situation looks like make sure you walk, talk and think in The Truth which is JESUS!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!