JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT LIGHT!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT ALL THINGS BECOMING NEW

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

It’s 2017!  Wow!   I remember in 1986 being in high school wondering would there be flying cars by now and other stuff.  Then I realized  recently the reason why there are none yet is because I never tried to make what I saw and thought  a reality.  With all the apps and inventions and IPhones and EPhones and tablets that are out its amazing to see what people once thought was impossible is now in our hands.  We should not be surprised by this because God the Father said this would happen.

“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!   Genesis 11:6 New Living Translation

Pretty much all that man sets out to do he eventually accomplishes.  Whether its evil or good.  Many great inventions are made by Jewish people and that is great!! They believe what God said, that He would bless all the work of their hands.  They believe in the blessing.  Most or some of these people are not even born again but they produce inventions that help the world and people and make them millionaires and billionaires.  So if you are a born again believer,  what should you be able to accomplish with Christ on the inside of you? Do you think that with the mind of Christ you cannot start and complete a great work or project?  I want to invoke and provoke myself and you to greatness this year.  To bigness!!  Dream of something big and say Lord I am depending totally and completely on You for this.  I need you to show me the steps to take and how We get this done.    Jesus is the Author and Finisher of faith.  Do it in faith and it is done.  IT IS FINISHED!!

“But I am not that talented?”  But God IS!!!  And you are in Christ therefore you are a new creation, the old untalented person has died and passed away.  The new, gifted and unlimited person who has the mind of Christ has come with all new ideas, possibilities and creations.  So go for THE BIG this year and you won’t regret it.  You have BIG POPPA helping and supplying you so guess what?  YOU CAN’T FAIL because LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT- NO SURPRISES- WEEKEND EDITION

Those hating me without cause have been more than the hairs of my head, Mighty have been my destroyers, My lying enemies, That which I took not away — I bring back. Psalms 69:4  Youngs Literal Translation

Have you ever been surprised by what people do or have done to you?  The treachery, the trickery, the deceitfulness to it all.  If you don’t watch it you can wind up becoming very bitter and damage yourself.  The wound may seem even more painful when this type of betrayal or behavior comes from a co-worker, family member, close friend or even a man or woman of God.  This is why we must always pay attention to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  This scripture is David talking as he was betrayed and even abandoned by those closest to him and even his own son Absalom.  The men whom David trusted with his life turned their back on him and took league with those against him.  It hurt I am sure but I don’t really know if David was surprised.  After having dealt with Saul and being entirely loyal to him, King Saul became jealous of David and even tried to kill him on multiple occasions.  However regardless of what David dealt with it still was no comparison to whom this scripture really refers to, the Lord Jesus Himself.  Betrayed by those He fed, led, protected and kept safe Jesus knew this was going to happen and still walked in Love.  He was hurt I am sure because he was human, but He was not surprised.  The original mention of this scripture is in the Old Testament in Psalms but this same scripture is referenced again in the New Testament by Jesus Himself which proves it spoke of Him.

This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’  John 15:25  New Living Translation Jesus never sinned.  Since He did no sin this means that He never did anything wrong and He never did anybody wrong.  Do you have that same testimony in the natural?  Of course not.  We have all did someone wrong at some point in time, intentionally or unintentionally.  The point here is that if Jesus Who did no wrong was not surprised when people did Him wrong, neither should we be surprised.  We should not be surprised when sinners sin.  They are sinners. That is what they do.  We also should not be surprised if and when a fellow believer does us wrong,  because they still have the sin in the flesh to deal with just as you.  This is not an excuse to do people wrong or allow them to get away with it.  This is a defense to offense.  The Bible says even when people told Jesus about their loyalty, it said He did not put His trust in men because He knew men.  But  yet His defense was not that He would not love or let anyone get close to Him.  His defense was He was ever ready to forgive, even Peter who betrayed Him and denied Him three times.  Jesus looked beyond Peter’s flesh and saw who Peter really was and who he would become.  If Jesus had come down on Peter and forsaken him, I believe this would have crushed Peter and I don’t believe he would have become the great Apostle we know him as today.  But thank God for His   loving kindness and tender mercy.  When we put our hope and trust in Jesus expecting Him to protect and cover us regardless of what people do or don’t do, this dependency on Him causes us to be able to grow and allow reconciliation just like when Jesus reconciled us back to God the Father.  This was the Father’s plan and intent anyway. It was God in Christ the whole time reconciling the world to Himself because of His great love.

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 you see it was Poppa’s Love the whole time and that same love is in you.

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. Romans 5:5 New Living Translation

The very love of God the Father Himself is in our hearts.  So don’t be surprised when people act ugly, even yourself.  There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.  Just know the beautiful love of God the Father HAS covered a multitude of sin for you and others through Jesus Christ.  I heard this confession from Brother Kenneth E. Hagin.  Although it was given many years ago it is still just as powerful and anointed today.

“I am a child of Love.  I am born of the Spirit of Love.  The Spirit of Love leads me.  He is leading me now.  The Holy Spirit of Love rises big in me.  He gives illumination to my mind.  He gives direction to my spirit.  I am being led by the Spirit of Love.”

Having faith in God IS having faith in Love because God is Love.  Keep that in mind and everything is already fine.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. Hebrews 5:13 King James Version

Babies are wonderful creatures.  They are cute, small, helpless therefore yielding and need someone to take care of them.  When a person is a baby one does not become upset that they have to clean up after them and feed them each time they cry or change their diaper.  This is all expected behavior.  However when that same baby turns into a 13-year-old teenager who is almost the size of the parent in height if not weight and they ask, “Mommy, where’s my sippy cup?”, that situation is no longer cute and changes to, “Houston we have a problem!”.  The same applies to believers.  When you are first-born again the diet you have and partake of is the milk of The Word.  Things work in the spirit similarly to how they work in the natural.  The natural manifest out of the spirit not the other way around.  And while you may have been on milk for a while, milk cannot be a lifetime diet specifically if a believer wants to grow strong spiritually, mentally and physically.

This scripture gives one of the signs that a believer is growing and is becoming skillful.  I am not aware of another area of the Bible and more specifically the New Testament where it shows that a particular topic identifies where a believer is growth wise besides Love.  This scripture reveals that a person who is unaware or tries to live some other way other than by and in the word of righteousness is a babe.  As believers we must understand that we don’t have any righteousness on our own.  But the just shall live by faith.  Faith in what?  Faith in the finished work of Christ that He and He alone is our righteousness.  What we do or don’t do does not affect our righteousness or right standing with the Father.  When a believer is unskillful in the word or knowledge of righteousness, they go about trying to live holy instead of realizing they are holy and it is not based on themselves.  One of the other things you will see is they will try to live off a mixture of law and grace which will never work.  John 1 tells us that Jesus, Who is Grace is FULL of GRACE & TRUTH, not grace, truth and the law.  Everything we have and are is because of Christ and He has declared IT IS FINISHED!!!

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

This scripture tells you with perfect clarity that Christ is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, and sanctification (which is holiness), and redemption. I am going to say something that is going to shock some of you but this is DA TRUTH.  If you are not married you should not be having sexual relations BUT you not having sexual relations does not make you righteous.  Someone just fell out of their seat.  Don’t get up because I have more good news for you.  Yes I called that Good News because it is the Gospel, it is The Truth!!!  Not drinking beer does not make you righteous no more than drinking beer makes you righteous.  Now let me clear up what I just said because there are believers who would love to just focus on saying that I am condoning sin.  Nothing could be further from DA TRUTH.  This is exactly what the writer is talking about in our first scripture, where man comes up with a doctrine and we believe that and it has no basis on or in The Word of righteousness.  The Word of God tells us do not add to it and do not take away from it.  Let’s use the example of drinking and lets use wine.  There is a scripture that says specifically don’t be drunk with wine but be filled with the Spirit.

Now The Holy Ghost is not stupid or dense or forgetful.  If He wanted to say, “Don’t drink wine”, then He would have said “don’t drink wine.”  But with that you have believers who add to the scripture who say that drinking wine is a sin.  If you believe that and you drink then it is sin for you because whatsoever is not of faith is sin.  But to simply add something that the scripture does not say is and to order people to live that way is self-righteousness and creating your own law.  This person has added something to the scripture to justify what they are saying or believing for some reason.  I want you to think about something and I want you to see the truth and let go of the lie.  In John chapter 2 did Jesus, our Lord and Saviour change water into wine?  Yes He did.  Then if Jesus turned water into wine and drinking wine is a sin then Jesus just aided and abetted sin.  But The Word of God says Jesus knew no sin, He committed no sin and in Him is no sin.  If the drinking of wine was a sin then Jesus perfumed a miracle to help people sin.  That is utter foolishness.  Doctrines of this type lead believers into condemnation and confusion.  Then you have some dishonest people who in order to continue to hold to what they believe will go further and say, “Well Jesus did not turn water into wine, it was grape juice.”  Now as Brother Hagin would say that is ignorance gone to seed.  Once again the Holy Ghost is not stupid and if it was grape juice he would have said, “Jesus turned the water to grape juice.”

Now some will say, Brother Vincent is trying to justify something because he likes to drink.  You would be mistaken.  My point is when you believe wrong, you will live wrong.  When the enemy can get you to live out something that you think adds to or makes you holy or righteous he will turn you into his Pinocchio and pull on the strings of the law or some other unscriptural doctrine and get you focused on what you do and don’t do instead of what Jesus has done.  That is what the law is all about.  If you do something wrong you are cursed.  The law is about do good, get good.  Do bad get beat!  If you live according to what you do and don’t do you will NEVER have the confidence necessary to be skillful in the Word of Righteousness because you will be to busy trying to establish your own righteousness instead of knowing and standing in, “I AM the righteousness of God, in Christ Jesus!!”

Don’t stay on milk.  If you do you will be tossed about with every wind of doctrine that someone comes up with.  I have been there and it’s not pretty.  I don’t want another person to be bound by condemnation and live beneath their privilege and rights thinking that sin is greater than GRACE.  This is not a license to sin, this is the GRACE and love of God.  God loved us while we were yet sinners.  The word of God says, “In righteousness you shall be established for you shall not fear.”  For a preacher or anyone to tell you that you are not righteous because you smoke (cigarettes or weed), do drugs or whatever is a lie.  What they are saying is that your hangup is greater than the Blood of Jesus to cleanse you from that.  Please know that makes that preacher unskilled in the word of righteousness.  The person who thinks that way does not understand righteousness and the finished work of Christ.  JESUS’ SACRIFICE IS GREATER!!!  Know this!!!

Did you ever stop and think about the truth that every single unsaved person that you know and don’t know has already been forgiven of every single sin they have or ever will commit over 2000 years ago?  You may know a man who sleeps with seven different women, but if that man accepts Jesus Christ he will immediately become just as righteous as Jesus is.  That is the work and power of righteousness and the finished work of Christ.  Think about that and let it help you see the truth about righteousness.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

You are to be supernaturally natural and naturally supernatural”  Bro.  Kenneth E. Hagin

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING

Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. Ephesians 1:3 God’s Word Translation

When you think of “spiritual blessings” do you think of a car, a home, a favor for your child to get into a certain school?  Probably not.  Why?  Because more than likely you have been taught that spiritual blessing are SPIRITUAL.  They are immaterial and exist only in the ether or you will get those when you get to Heaven.  Well I have some Good News for you.  Spiritual blessings can be material and ARE material.  It’s amazing what you can learn and how much revelation you can get simply from defining words because everything is made up of or out of WORDS!!  So lets define that word ‘spiritual’ there in the that scripture.  That word spiritual is the greek word pneumatikos.  Pnematikos means spiritual or that which emanates from the Spirit.  So lets find out what emanates from the Spirit.  Do you remember in Genesis when God said Let there be light!?  Of course you do.  But did you realize that nothing happened until the Spirit moved at God’s Word?

So Light emanated from the Spirit.  The world you see, the very air you breath, emanated from the Spirit.  Would you say that having oxygen to breathe is a good thing a blessing? I do, because without it our bodies would die.  But that oxygen emanates from the Spirit as does the trees and the firmament that surrounds the Earth.  The Word says every good and perfect gift descends down from the Father of Lights.  The Word of God is Spirit or spiritual.  When it is spoken in faith it causes things to manifest in the natural realm.  So you see these spiritual blessings are very real and can be seen. They are all around us.  You are a spiritual blessing.  You are born again therefore you have come from and emanate from God’s own Spirit.  You are called to be a blessing to the Kingdom, your family and other people.

People are the main way God the Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing.  Every person is a spirit.  There are people who are not even born again and have created great inventions that make life easier for us each day.  That is a spiritual blessing because it is a blessing that emanates from the Spirit.  Now I want you to look at this translation of that same scripture.

May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be eulogized, the One who conferred benefactions upon us in the sphere of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3 Kenneth Wuest Translation

This scripture says Poppa God, has conferred or bestowed upon us benefactions or benefits in the sphere or in the form of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.  These blessings such as air and food were all conceived in Heaven but they have been given on Earth for our benefit.  The Father has no problem with you living like you are already in Heaven and this applies to your health, prosperity and other areas even relationships. Now you probably can’t get those gold streets just yet but you need to come as close as possible in every area of your life because you are an ambassador and Poppa has provided for you to receive from Heaven and live here in your embassy with the same quality of life as you would in Heaven.  You may have to chew on that awhile because it is a spiritual steak but if you keep chewing you will get it.

When the United States ambassador goes to an impoverished country he or she does not live like the other people in the country lives.  They live as if they were in the USA.  They have access to the same food and quality of life and material as if they were back in the U.S..  The rest of the country may go without but the embassy is fully stocked, furnished and staffed to meet  all the ambassadors needs.  Why? Because they are there on assignment.  They are not there in their own name or power or provisions. They are there with all the wealth and backing of the United States Government.  Think about that!! You are a citizen of Heaven here on assignment for the Kingdom of God.  You don’t go have to be subjected to just Earthly living because you are here on Earth.  The Word of God declares:

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

So you can live right here on Earth with the same means, blessings and benefits as you would if you were at home in Heaven.  “Well Brother Vincent I have never heard or seen anyone living like that!” You have not seen your brain but you believe you have one!!!!  Heaven belongs to you NOW!!!  The health of Heaven, the wealth of Heaven and all of its other benefits are yours NOW because of the finished work of Jesus Christ!!   So based on that I translated every word of Ephesians 1:3 and I have my own translation with the help of the Holy Ghost.  Did you know the Holy Ghost is still giving inspired words.  I didn’t say it was scripture but I said inspired words especially ones grounded and rooted in scripture. I would like to share it with you and it is a great confession.

“Blessed be Poppa the Father of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Us, Who hath conferred only what is beneficial on us in Christ with every property and characteristic belonging to and emanating from the Divine Spirit to endow us with and bestow and grant us the same blessings, benefits and standard of living that are fitting according to Heaven’s standards and standpoint for sons of God and citizens of Heaven. Amen!!! Ephesians 1:3 (Vincent H Ivory Translation)”

I tell you what, if that does not bless you it blesses me and I believe it pleases the Father!!!  And I believe it and I am coming into agreement with it to receive the same blessings, benefit and standard of living that is fitting according to Heavens standard and standpoint for sons of God and citizens of Heaven.  Amen! Amen! and Amen!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH- ABOUT FROM GOD TO FATHER TO FRIEND!!!

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'” John 20:17 New International Version

One of the greatest revelations a believer can have is when they personally come to the realization that God is no longer and primarily “just God” to them, but that He is indeed their Father just as much as He is Jesus’s Father.  In the above scripture Jesus Himself acknowledges this.  I have said this before and I want to point it out again, that God our Father is thee most purposeful and deliberate being there is and so is His Son.  Having said that look at the order of the acknowledgement  in the scripture.  Is God mentioned first or is Father?  The Father is because He is your Father first!!!  This is very important for us to know. Jesus in His High Preistly prayer in John 17 had much to say along these lines.  In that prayer alone the name Father is mentioned at least five times.

You need to know that God is your Father and you need to acknowledge Him as such and grow to the point where you call Him Father more than you call Him God.  Not from some ritualistic point of view or because I said so but because this is Who He is and this is what Jesus calls and acknowledges Him as. And since He is a good and great Father in many cases when a Father and a child have a good relationship, eventually the Father will also become a Friend.  This is what happened with Abraham and he was called the Friend of God.  Our Father is not some stick in the mud old man with a white beard sitting on the throne.  He is the youngest, most vibrant, most honest and dependable Father and Friend you could ever have.  Using your faith to discover this side of Him will be one of the greatest joys of your life.  I encourage you to discover Him in this capacity.  He has promised in His Word to be a Father to you.

And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18  New  Living Translation

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE REVEALER OF SECRETS PART 2

19Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

23I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.  

Daniel 2:19-23 King James Version

Did you know that if you ask God the Father, He will tell you secrets?  He did it for Daniel and it wasn’t something very spiritual, or for some mission to go and save other people or to minister The Word of the Lord.  He revealed a secret to Daniel simply because he and Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego asked Him to.   This was a personal request that had to do with saving their own lives. You can read the scripture yourself but the king had made a decree that all the wise men were to be killed because no one could tell him what he dreamed and what the dream meant.  Daniel did not want to die.  So what did he do?

16Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

17Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshach), and Azariah (Abendego), his companions: 18That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.  

Daniel 2:16-18 King James Version

This was a personal request to get them out of a personal situation and it was granted to them.  So what personal situation do do you have where you need the Lord to reveal a secret to you to help you or to change the situation?  Daniel gave a list of all the things God the Father will do in order to make sure you win and this is Old Covenant.  We have a better covenant because of Jesus.  But let’s look at what Daniel said God the Father will do to help His people.

20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

 Daniel 2:20-22 King James Version

The scripture says the God will:

  • Change the times and the seasons for you.  (He’s done before when He made the Sun stand still for Joshua)
  • He removes kings or people of prominence for you and setteth up kings that work in your favor.
  • He giveth wisdom to the wise.  Christ is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.
  • He gives knowledge to them that know understanding.  If you know God you know understanding.
  • He revealeth the deep and secret things.
  • He knows what is in the darkness.  He knows what you will face even when you can’t see it.
  • Light dwelleth with Him.  You are with Him so light dwelleth with you.

There is no length that God will not and has not gone to for you as His covenant child.  Don’t take my word for it, take The Word for it.

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

The Father has already given His son.  If you have not received Him, receive Him now and with Him freely all things.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE REVEALER OF SECRETS

The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.  Daniel 2:47 King James Version

Today are there some secrets you need to know?  Wouldn’t it be great to have the location you are supposed to move to or the next job you are to take or where your next net breaking boat sinking load of increase is at?  I know I need to have some secrets revealed to me and I am sure you do to.  God the Father and Jesus are a REVEALER OF SECRETS by way of the Holy Spirit.  They always have been in the Old Testament and the New.  God constantly revealed things to His people and others and so did Jesus, as the pre-incarnate Christ He spoke to Abram.  When you see in the Bible specifically the Angel of he Lord that is JESUS in the Old Testament.  I love discovering Jesus in the Old Testament because I see He never really changes.  He is the same yesterday, today, Old Testament, New Testament and forever.

God revealed to Elijah the woman that would sustain him and house him.  God revealed to Gideon that he was a man of valor when he thought he was a coward.  God showed Abram how to whip kings with armies bigger and stronger than his and how to fight at night which had not been done before.  And guess what?  God the Father still has a million things to show us that we or the world has never seen before.  He knows what ‘the next big thing is.”  He knows how to build the next Apple or Goggle or Facebook because He’s the one who gave those people the knowledge to do what they did.

We need to believe for THE BIG!!!! Our Father is BIG and we need to believe constantly for THE BIG!!!  We need to be asking for  THE BIG and we need to be thinking about THE BIG as well.  Why?  Because of what this scripture says.

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  Ephesians 3:20 King James Version

I have always heard that scripture misquoted as He can do all that we can ask or think.  But that is not what it says.  It says all that we ask or think.   So in order to appropriate that scripture you are going to have to be asking for somethings (excuse the bad English) and thinking about somethings and not just little things because God the Father is not a little god.  HE’S A BIG GOD!!!!  And He wants to reveal secrets to His people.

He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  Matthew 13:11 King James Version

in case you didn’t know this is Jesus talking.  Mysteries and secrets are the same thing.  It’s given unto us to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven and we have authority here on the Earth.  Heaven is greater than Earth so don’t you think you can know the secrets you need to know about Earth too?  I do.  Like the secret to walking on the water.  Like the secret of compressing twenty years into a moment and turning water into the best wine.  Like how to multiply a few fish and loaves.  Jesus said, “Greater works than these shall you do because I go to My Father”.  I have a news report.  Jesus has been gone physically for over 2000 years.  Where are these greater works?  Inside you and me waiting to come out.  Waiting to be believed and acted on.  Will you step out of the boat in your acting and thinking and asking?   It’s not just about what Jesus says to you, it’s about what you say to Him too.  He’s not a bully or a dictator like some people make Him out to be.  He cares about what you care about.  If it’s important to you it’s important to Him.  That’s how He is and always has been.  FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH!!!  Step out of the boat and expect Jesus to reveal some secrets to you!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION – NO RESPECT FOR TIME

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4  New International Version

Do you realize faith has no respect for time?   Faith is always now!  It has no respect for time.  In the Bible whenever you see people operating in faith you see time being shifted and moved forward, backwards or simply stopping.  Time is a created thing, it is a work of God the Father’s Hands and since it is you have authority over it.  Psalms chapter 8 confirms this.

4what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
5You have made them a little lower than the angels(that word angels there is Elohim which is God Himself)
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!  Psalms 8:4-9  NIV

As believers we need to understand and know and operate in our dominion over time.  Jesus did and He said the works I do you will do even greater works because I go to my Father(and your Father).  Poppa, God the Father expects us to act like Him and Jesus.  This is why He gave you examples of time being controlled from Abraham and Sarah to Jesus doing something that normally takes up to 20 years in a moment when He changed the water to wine.  Look at these examples of time being controlled.

STOPPING TIME

Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.” 13So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.… Joshua 10:12-13 NIV

SPEEDING TIME UP

16When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat  reached the shore where they were heading.

In the last scripture the disciples were still far from land and in the natural it would have taken them more time to get to the land but when Jesus got in the boat, immediately the boat reached the shore.

Faith is always now.  Jesus sped up time and gave the Syrophoenician woman her request because of faith, even though it was not time for Gentiles to be ministered to.

27“First(its time for the Jews to eat not you) let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

28“Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Mark 7:27-28 NIV

29Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

Faith is always now.  You can make things happen now with faith.  It’s Jesus’s faith anyway so use it.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “FORGETTING NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS” Part 4

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Psalms 103:2 KJV

Benefits! Benefits! Benefits!  We have talked about many  and I pray and hope that you have been stirred to active and decisive recollection of ALL of His benefits.  You may say, “I don’t know ALL of His benefits.”   The truth is, I don’t think any of us do and I believe that we will be learning of the fullness of them way after we have come to be physically with the Lord.  But we can avail ourselves to the Word and prayer which is simply spending time with The Word and learning by way of The Great Holy Spirit, our teacher. It is His designated job, appointment and purpose to lead and guide us into ALL TRUTH.

As we wrap up this particular series I want to make you aware of another multifaceted benefit of the Lord.  It is the benefit of SHALOM.  Shalom is a Hebrew word and it is translated to English as simply peace.  I encourage you to be mindful that shalom is so much more than peace as peace is only one ingredient of the blessed cake of shalom.  Shalom in all of its fullness means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.  If you really take the time to think about it if you have righteousness and shalom you can live a full, prosperous and blessed life and not need anything else beside your personal communion with The Father, Jesus and The Holy Spirt.  This shalom was actually given to us by Jesus Himself.

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

So we see from the Word of God that Jesus has given to us His very own Shalom. The vey same completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord that He Himself had while He was here on the Earth and that He has now seated on the throne in Heaven WE HAVE THAT SHALOM!!!  You must meditate the power of that benefit already given to us by Jesus.  Now someone may say, “Well Jesus was only talking to the disciples not me.  If you are born again, you are a disciple.  Jesus left many gifts for us and He made this very clear in His prayer to our Father right before He was about to be taken to be crucified.

20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message,21that all of them may be One, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. 22I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be One as We are One— 23I in them and You in Me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.  John 17: 20-23 NIV

This scripture proves that Jesus was not just concerned about the disciples but for us who would by the Word of God believe on Him.  He also points out and gives to us another benefit – GLORY!  The same glory the Father gave to Him He turned around and gave to us SO that we can be ONE with Him and one another.  Glory is weight, excellence, preminence, splendor.  Paul also prayed about us having shalom.

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

Jesus has already answered this prayer of Paul’s in John 14:27  long before Paul prayed it.  This fulfills The Word of God spoken in this scripture.

I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!  Isaiah 65:24  New Living Translation

The Father has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing and benefit.  Be sure to believe and receive and to not forget ALL of His benefits.

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!