JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE ‘ORIGIN’ OF MIRACLES!

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. John 2:11 KJV

Many people are familiar of the story where Jesus attended a wedding and while there, the people hosting the wedding ran out of wine.  Jesus prompted by the faith of His mother in Him, supplied them with an over abundance of wine. As a matter of fact after studying it is said that they were supplied with 135 imperial gallons or 600 liters.  That’s a lot of wine.  God is not the God of just enough, He is the God of more than enough, every time, all the time.  Our focus today is on how Jesus did this “beginning of miracles”.  There is something called the law of first mention and when you see something first mentioned in the Bible you should pay close attention to it as it sets precedent and contains secrets or foundational pieces for how other things, in this case miracles are done.  I want you to pay close attention to the words in our opening text “beginning of miracles”.

The word beginning there is the Greek word arche.  Let’s take a look at the meaning of that word. That word arche means:

  • 1) beginning, origin
  • 2) the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing
    in a series, the leader
  • 3) that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

It also means  a commencement, something that is  chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank)

If you were at a wedding with a friend today or then, and you needed more wine, you would have one or two choices. 1) Go buy some  more from someone who has it.  2) Go and grow more grapes to create more which would take close to 20 years or more which is not feasible.  They desired wine now.  In many ways this was a miracle of convenience because they had wine they just desired more. The worst that could happen was they had to tell the guest, “We have no more wine!”, then suffer some embarrasment.  In the natural and based on religious mindsets it seems highly unlikely that Jesus would perform His beginning of miracles in this setting especially after He told his mother, “It was not His time to manifest in His glory.”  His mother’s faith in Him to do something is what pushed “His time” from later to NOW!  Faith is always now!!! Faith is not bound by time, space, matter or a certain order.  I believe this is what the Holy Spirit desires ALL believers to see, know and learn from this beginning or origin of miracles.

Jesus did not make good wine by using any of these four natural and normal elements:

  • TIME: Good wine naturally or normally takes 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years to produce.
  • SPACE: Wine is not made in a pot, it is made in a vineyard.
  • MATTER: Wine is naturally made from the matter of grapes, not water,
  • ORDER: The natural order for making wine is: Plant seeds, grow the vines, wait for grapes, gather grapes, crush grapes, get juice, bottle it, ferment it then transport to wedding.

These keys in the first or beginning miracle of Jesus contain a notice for us today. When you are believing God for a miracle be sure to not lock Him or box Him into having to do it in a certain time, place or space, way or natural order.  He does not have to do the in between steps. He can skip right thru to the end result with no respect or regard for time, space, matter or natural order.

Jesus operated and functioned in His God given dominion and authority (the same dominion given to man in Genesis 1:26) over time, space, matter and order and so can you thru Him Who strengthens you.  As believers, even we have been programmed by the world system that you cannot control time, space or matter and that things have to be done in a certain order for them to work.  This is not truth!  But if you believe it is true you will live your life bound by time, space, matter and doing things in the natural order when Jesus has provided for you to walk on water, turn water into wine, travel by being transported and many other miracles you see in the Bible.  But of all the miracles you see this one is the beginning or origin of miracles and it contains a lesson and secrets of the mysteries of the Kingdom which are hidden and have been revealed now for you.

If you are still having trouble believing this about yourself take a look at Jesus’s own words to you.

“Timeless truth, I tell you: ‘whoever believes in Me, those works which I have done he will also do, and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to the presence of My Father.’ ” John 14:21 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

He said this is a ‘timeless truth’.  That means it’s still true TODAY!!!

All the blessed to you. Shalom!!!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT BUYING THE TRUTH!!!

Buy truth (and do not sell it), [that is,] buy wisdom, discipline, and understanding.  Proverbs 23:23 God’s Word Translation 

In this world there are a lot of things that you can buy,… if you have the money.  There are cars, mansions, diamonds, yachts and many other things you can buy. It’s interesting that the Bible instructs us in Proverbs to buy truth.  How does one buy truth?

My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Proverbs 4:20 NIV

Notice how the scripture above says “pay” attention?  Your attention is valuable.  Your attention is priceless. Whatever you are paying attention to good or bad it is costing you something.  Pay attention to negative reports from a doctor, it could cost you your health and ultimately your life.  Pay attention to all the death and destruction in the world and it will cost you your peace of mind.  The Lord tells us what to pay attention to: His Word!!!  In our text he tells us to buy the truth and He means The Truth of the Gospel which and Who is Jesus. You cannot pay money for Jesus because He is priceless but Jesus values your attention and He will accept it as payment to reveal to you His Truth.  Do you know that you have God the Father’s and Jesus’s FULL ATTENTION at any given time of the day? They pay attention to you and you should pay attention to Them.  There are ways you can actually buy The Truth.  When you buy a Bible you are buying The Truth.  When you buy a CD or DVD or download of a minister who is preaching Jesus you are buying the Truth.

But what is the Truth composed of and what are the ingredients?  They are listed in the same scripture.  They are wisdom, instruction and understanding.  Now notice I called them ingredients.  Just like a cake has certain ingredients so does The Truth.  If you take the eggs and butter out of a cake it will not be moist or rise. Same is true with The Truth. You need Wisdom, Instruction and Understanding.  If one ingredient is missing something will be lacking in your faith life.  Jesus came that you might have life and have it in superabundance according to John 10:10.   He wants you to have a FULL LIFE not a life missing ingredients.  I hear so many Christian saying and singing, “I just want a little more Jesus or more Jesus.”  Me, I am greedy I receive ALL OF JESUS!!! Why? Because that is why the Father sent Him and that is what He died for me to have. ALL OF HIM!!!!  He paid the price so I receive the benefits.  Now at your job you may have to pay for the benefit of health insurance. But God’s plan is he paid for and provided.  The payment of your attention is valuable to Jesus so give it to Him, He gave His Life not just for you but to you!!!  So buy the truth and don’t sell it.  You will be glad you did.

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOU ARE A GIFT TO JESUS

I made known your Name (Father) to the men whom You gave Me out of the world.  They were Yours, and You gave them to Me and Your Word they have held to firmly.  John 17:6 Kenneth Wuest Translation

It’s powerful to know that you were (and still are through Christ)  God the Father’s.  In that scripture  Jesus says,  “They were Yours and You gave them to Me.”  You need to understand the power of that single statement before we move on.  You belonged to God.  You WERE God’s and He turned around and then gave you to Jesus.  Understand and believe these three things.

  • God the Father does not have trash.
  • God the Father does not keep trash.
  • God the Father does not make trash.

The Father made you.  You have a very high intrinsic value.  Poppa is the GREATEST GIVER there is.  He does not give cheap gifts.  It’s not in His nature and its not Who He is or what He does.  If you want to see what kind of gifts Poppa gives just look at Jesus, a priceless Gift given to us.  We know God the Father has given us Jesus but what a lot of believers do not know is that Poppa gave YOU to Jesus as a permanent gift.  This is mentioned twice in the book of John.  The Kenneth Wuest Translation is a direct translation from the actual Greek.

Father, that which you have given Me as a permanent gift, I desire that where I am, also those might be with Me,….  John 17:24 Kenneth Wuest Translation

 And I give  to them life eternal.  And they shall positively not perish, never.  And no one will snatch them by force out of My Hand.  My Father Who gave them to Me as a permanent gift is greater than all.  John 10-27-29  Kenneth Wuest Translation

Do you know how precious you have to be for Poppa to give you as a permanent gift?  Jesus was given to us as a permanent gift so the Father must see you as valuable as Jesus.  He sees you in and through Jesus.  To the Father there is no difference between you and Jesus.  Don’t take my word for it take The Word for it.

And as for Myself, the glory which You have given Me, I have given them, in order that they might be one even as We are One, I in them and You in Me, in order that they, having been brought  to the state of completeness with respect to Oneness, may persist  in that state of completeness, to the end that the world might be understanding that You sent Me on a mission and that you loved them even as You loved Me.  John 17:22-23  Kenneth Wuest Translation

God the Father loves you just as much as He loves Jesus.  That is what The Word just said.  You are valuable to The Father.  A good Dad if he can afford it does not give his children cheap gifts.  He gives them the best he can afford.  Poppa can afford everything and anything and He gave His best when He gave Jesus and anything less is a lesser gift than Jesus.  So your healing is a lesser gift,  prosperity is a lesser gift than Jesus.  The Word of God says, “how shall He not with Him (Jesus) FREELY give us ALL THINGS!  Never doubt your value to The Father or to Jesus.  Jesus received you as a gift from His Father and He values you.   If Jesus values you, who else do you need?  YOU ARE A GIFT!! A PERMANENT GIFT!!! Rest in that truth and smile all year!!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT YOUR CITIZENSHIP

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Phillipians 3:20  English Standard Version

Each day as you awake and even as you go to sleep, are you aware that you are a citizen of Heaven?  I did not say you are going to be I said YOU ARE a citizen of Heaven.  Your true home and existence is Heaven and you are here on the Earth as an alien, a sojourner.  Things used to be different when you were a sinner.  Then you were an alien to Heaven but Jesus changed all that.  Now you are a citizen of Heaven with full rights and benefits.  So what does this citizenship from Heaven provide? All that Heaven has which includes God the Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.   You have been sent here as an ambassador, a diplomat.  When a diplomat visits a foreign country he or she has certain benefits and rights.  They have an embassy that is declared to be the same as their own foreign soil.   They enjoy all the benefits of their home country right there in that foreign country.  They also have something called diplomatic immunity.  The same rules and laws that apply to the citizens of that country do not apply to them as diplomats.  They have immunity from certain laws and restrictions.  Guess what?  So do you!!!!

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

As a believer you have diplomatic immunity from the law of sin and death through Christ Jesus.  Sin has no more dominion over you and neither does death.  When you know this and you exercise your rights as a child of God and a citizen of Heaven all the power of God and the angels of  Heaven which are a part of the finished work of Christ go to work for you.

Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. Romans 6:8-9 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14  English Standard Version But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. Romans 6:22 English Standard Version

So as a citizen of Heaven we have the same rights and privileges as Jesus Himself.  There is no sickness in Heaven so you have diplomatic immunity from sickness because Jesus already bore every sickness that you would have ever encountered.  There is no lack in Heaven because Jesus bore your lack on the cross when he was stripped naked and had nothing in the natural while on the cross as well as God the Father forsook Him so that He will never forsake you.  Now understand satan is a bully and just because its illegal doesn’t mean he will just back off.  Earlier today I had to declare my rights as sinus or allergy type symptoms tried to manifest.  I said, “In the Name of Jesus whatever this is go from me.  Vacate my premises.”  I could sense it leave and the sneezing went away.    He will try to see if you know your rights and are willing to enforce his defeat that Jesus already executed.  If you don’t he will do everything to you that you will allow.  Notice I said that you will allow not that God the Father will allow.  It’s the devil, God does not have any sickness or disease or lack to give you.  Its illegal to break into someone’s home but people still do it.  Do you get my point? So know who you are and exercise your authority ALL THE TIME!!!  You ARE a citizen of Heaven NOW.  Not when you get there.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION-THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER

Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. Luke 10:19 New Living Translation

Do you realize that you are not going to have any more authority over the devil and situations and circumstances when you get to Heaven than you do right here and now on Earth?  Let me say that again and another way.  Sickness and disease, poverty and lack have no more authority over you now than they will have when you are physically in Heaven with God the Father and Jesus.  The thing is you won’t need that authority in Heaven because the devil won’t be there.  Neither will sickness and disease or any poverty or lack.  There won’t be any need to exercise authority in Heaven.  However there is a great need to exercise our God given authority through Jesus Christ here in the Earth realm.

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

That is why God had Jesus give His authority to us before Jesus left the Earth.  Your head does not have any more authority than the rest of your body when you go to the bank.  It’s a package deal.  The same authority that The Head (Jesus) has is the same authority that His Body(the Church) has and that is YOU!!  I don’t like talking about the devil but I need you to understand with all sincerity and clarity that the devil is of no threat to you because of Jesus.  You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and sin has no dominion over you.  Why?  Because you are not under the law but under GRACE Who is Jesus.  Grace is not a thing, it is a Person, the Person of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.  As soon as a person becomes born again, they have the same exact authority as Jesus Himself (in His Name which belongs to US) and any other believer regardless of how long or short that believer has been saved.

For if, through the transgression of the one individual, death made use of the one individual to seize the sovereignty, all the more shall those who receive God’s overflowing grace and gift of righteousness reign as kings in Life through the one individual, Jesus Christ.  Romans 5:17 Weymouth Translation

Sin in the form or guise of sickness, disease, poverty, lack, failure, no success and even death has no authority over the born again believer.  Why?  Because you are completely free from sin and have been translated out of the kingdom where those things rule and are dominant. You are in the Kingdom of Light, Love, and Life.  Death is not there and has no authority or ability to function there in a believer that knows and functions in his or her authority.

And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.  Romans 8:2 New Living Translation

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death  Romans 8:2  English Standard Version

We are delivered from the law of sin and death. DELIVERED!!!!!  I said DELIVERED!!!  That is past tense not future.  You are delivered.  Walk in it!!!

We will continue this topic all next week!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!

 

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 4

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”   Matthew 28:18 New International Version

25 And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” 26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm. 27 The men were amazed, and said, “What kind of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?”  Matthew  8:25-27  New American Standard Bible

What kind of man is this?  The kind of man or woman that you and I have become if you are a believer.  Look at what Jesus said to His then disciples.  The question He asked presupposes that He had an expectation of them.  They awoke Him expecting Him to do something but it appears that HE EXPECTED THEM TO DO SOMETHING.  In order for Him to expect them to do something He must have known that they COULD do something.  In the book of Matthew the disciples had not yet realized WHO and WHAT they were and WHAT they could do.  But by the book of Acts, you see Peter and John walking in “THEIR” authority in THE NAME!!!

So The Word of God says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever more.  So when situations or circumstances or family members or even ourselves seem to manifest symptoms in the form of sickness, disease, lack or any other attack that is not of God, Jesus’ expectation is the same today as it was back then on that boat and even greater.  Why?  Because we are now born again and His Spirit is on the inside of us and He has given us HIS NAME that will do all that He would do if He was here physically.  This is the reason Jesus came to Earth.  Not just to save us from hell and then let us live in hell on Earth racked with sickness, disease, debt and lack living like paupers and beggars until finally we’re taken out by some disease that Jesus already bore.

Remember this: You CANNOT be punished for any of the things Jesus was punished for and you CANNOT be punished with any of the things Jesus was punished with.

4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.  Isaiah 53:4-5 New Living Translation

He was punished for our sins and with our punishment which ultimately was death.  So since Jesus already bore our sins and the punishment for those sins we can never allow Jesus sacrifice to be in vain and bow our knees to satan, sin or death ever again.  Not when we HAVE the victory!!!  Jesus already conquered and defeated satan and all that has to do with him.  We HAVE the dominion and authority  and shalom that Jesus gave and left here for us and it cannot ever be taken away.  However it can be not used, not acknowledged.  If you are not aware of it then you can be dominated by that which you are supposed to have dominion over.  Be sure to exercise your authority in all things big or small.  GIve NO place to the devil.  Jesus did not.  Don’t allow any ground to be surrendered at all by not just looking out for yourself but also others and especially other believers.

We must realize that we are family.  You must know that your brother in Christ is closer to you that your own blood brother.  When we allow that sense of family to permeate our consciousness then our combined power and authority IS the same as Jesus because He is the Head and we ARE The Body of Christ.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 3

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 New International Version

One of the things believers must understand is that they will never understand who they are, until they understand who Jesus is and then believe that is Who they are.

When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  Colossians 3:4  New International Version

Understanding the Oneness you have with Jesus is key to you walking in your authority.  So lets understand Jesus so we can understand ourselves as Believing Ones.  Let’s look at what Jesus said.

All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  John 16:15 King James Version

So here Jesus tells us that ALL THINGS that The Father has are His.  They belong to Him.  When you understand this you will then know how rich, how blessed, how healed and how prosperous you really are.  All of Jesus’ health,  all of His Life belongs to YOU!!!  This is why He said that The Holy Spirit will take what is His (Jesus’) and show it to you.  The only reason that God the Father sent Jesus to Earth as a human being was so that He could legally  get and give back to us all the authority and dominion that was given to the devil when Adam obeyed him instead of God the Father.  Jesus got back everything and I mean EVERYTHING and it is FINISHED.  So in order to legally transfer this from Jesus to us we had to be born again and become His brothers and sisters so that we can share equally in all that The Father has that belongs to Jesus.  This includes Jesus’ very own NAME. The Name belongs to us along with everything else Jesus has.

The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;  Romans 8:16-17

Joint heir means we share equally with Jesus.  Now are we the children, the sons of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.  Jesus does not have this mega authority and then His Body has some discount authority.  We have the same authority.  Do you believe this?

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 2

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Matthew 28:18 New International Version

So how much authority  does the believer have?  ALL AUTHORITY!  Right after Jesus made this statement he turned around and told His disciples to “go therefore.”  As Brother Copeland would say, “When you see a therefore go back and find out what its there for.”  So lets look at the entire scripture.

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20  New American Standard Version

So Jesus is letting His disciples know that all power in Heaven and Earth has been given to Him and as a result of that they were to go therefore and makes disciples of all nations.  Then at the very end is where you see it.  He is getting ready to leave then and go back to The Father but says something that seems strange for someone who is leaving.  He says He’s leaving but for them to know that He is with them always even until the end of the age.  How was He going to be with them even though He was leaving?  He is still here in HIS NAME.  Jesus’ Name represents and can and will and is doing the same thing He would be doing if He Himself  was here physically.  Go back and read that again.  It’s a lot to digest.  When Christ Body operates in faith in His Name they do the same things that Jesus did and still does today.  You see this in book of Acts chapter 3 with Peter and John.

But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!” 5 And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene– walk!”  Acts 3:4-6 New American Standard Version 

Let’s examine these verses closely so you can get a picture for yourself of how you should be thinking, knowing and operating. Peter said that he did not possess silver and gold, but WHAT I DO HAVE I GIVE TO YOU.  What did he have and more importantly what did he KNOW that he had?  THE NAME.  The next verse he freely gives what he has freely received, The Name.  He told the man to walk in The Name of Jesus and the man walked.  The Name will do what Jesus Himself would do if He was here.  The Name belongs to you so you do not need faith to use it but you do need to have faith in it,  Let me explain.  When you walk into an auditorium or a church and you walk to a chair, think about how you don’t even think twice about sitting down in the chair.  You don’t know if the chair has been poorly manufactured or contains defective material.  You have faith in the chair that it will hold you up.  You do it without thinking about it.  The same thing with your car.  When is the last time you went and prayed and used your faith that your keys would open the door to your car?  Probably never. You don’t need faith to use your car because its yours.  What is yours you do not need faith to use. Remember I said you need faith in The Name but you do not need faith to use it because IT’S YOURS!!!  Look at what Peter said:

And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. Acts 3:16  English Standard Version

Peter knew HE HAD The Name and he used it to do what Jesus would have done.  This is how Jesus did so many things effortlessly and sometimes with out even speaking.  He KNEW what was His.  You don’t go and ask for permission to use your own property you just do it.  When you know the devil is subject to you, you tell him what to do, not him telling you what he is going to do to you, to your family, your finances, your children or whatever else.   When demons were in Jesus’ presence THEY were the ones who were scared and begging for mercy not Jesus.  They asked for permission to do this or that and begged He would not cast them out before time.  THAT IS DOMINION and  AUTHORITY and that same dominion and authority belongs to you because you are The Body of Christ and Jesus is the Head.  The Head does not have more authority than The Body they have the same authority.  Cut your head off and see how much it can do apart from your body.  NOTHING! Your head will just  sit there and look and hear and smell but your head can’t do a thing apart from your body.  The same thing applies when it comes to Jesus. Without Him you can do nothing and without you, His Body in the Earth realm Jesus can do nothing.  And that is JUST DA TRUTH!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!  Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 1

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.   Ephesians 2:6 New International Version

If you are a believer, I want to ask you a question.  Do you know where you are at this very moment?  “Well I’m at Starbucks waiting in line for my latte before work or I’m at my desk already at work.”  Are you?  No matter where you are physically right now, its more important that you know ‘and are consistently conscious” of where you are spiritually.  You must have a revelation that God’s Word is true and is more real than anything  you will ever see with your natural eye.  I often use this example and it fits here so I will again as it is something most people can relate to.  Now most people have seen an elephant or at least a picture of one.  We all know elephants are grayish in color and skin tone.  But do you realize that if God right now said,  “Elephants are pink!”, every elephant on the planet would immediately turn pink in color?  This is the power and absolute unfailing  Word of God who is Jesus.  Jesus is The Word and when God speaks a word, Jesus is in complete agreement with The Father and The Word is released and  The Holy Ghost brings it to pass or manifestation.  This process works every time all the time.

Now all of Jesus’s power and authority has been given to us in His Name.  So the authority of the believer is The Name of Jesus.  The believers authority and The Name of Jesus are synonymous.  We must know this and function and operate this way because it is how Jesus operated.  How did Jesus keep the disciples and other people he had been charged with out of danger and safe?  THE NAME.  But in the case of the New Testament  The Name Jesus used and revealed at that time was “FATHER”.  You may say, “Well I never knew that?”.  Trust me there is a lot we don’t know but it’s all there in the Bible for us. And guess what?  The Holy Spirit is telling you about it right now.

10 All who are mine belong to You, and You have given them to Me, so they bring Me glory. 11 Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me Your Name; now protect them by the power of Your Name so that they will be united just as we are. 12 During my time here, I protected them by the power of The Name You gave Me.  John 17:10-12 New Living Translation

We know that Jesus was not talking about His own Name because he later said, “Up till now you have asked for nothing in My Name:”, in John 14 and 16.  Jesus revealed the Father to us and after He died and was resurrected the Father belongs to us just as much as He belonged to Jesus because of the finished work of Jesus.  Another way we can see this change is because of how Jesus adjusted how he referred to his disciples after he was resurrected.  He used to call them his disciples but now look at the change.

Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”  Matthew 28:10 New Living Translation.

When your friends come over your house in a lot of cases they do not have the same rights as the people who are “family” or who live there.  With family comes rights and privileges and access that others do not have.  This is the same way with God the Father and Jesus.  We no longer approach God as a beggar or a humble worm or even a servant.  Moses was a servant and was under the law.  We are full blown, full grown SONS OF GOD just like Jesus and are under GRACE, not under the law.  I want to emphasize that you are grown in Christ because The Word tells you a heir and a servant basically have no difference as long as the heir is a child.  The Word tells us we are complete in Him (Jesus).

And in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:10 New International Version

That word complete means full, mature just as Jesus is.  The old covenant is not better than the new covenant.  Adam was not created as a baby then grew up to be a man and then the whole world and the garden was his.  No, no, no!!!! Get the picture here.  Adam was created fully grown and given complete and total dominion over the whole Earth including the garden before he sinned.  Hallelujah!!!  Do you see that?   Adam was BORN GROWN!!! With full rights, benefits and dominion. That picture of the first Adam is so you can understand the last Adam Jesus!  Jesus is even greater and Jesus Himself was BORN AGAIN GROWN with all authority in Heaven and Earth with full rights and benefits and you are His joint heir.  Jesus told the Father this:

All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me through them(them is us). John 17:10 New International Version

Jesus also said:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matthew 28:18 New International Version 

So since you are joint heir you need to tell Jesus, “Jesus all You have is mine and all I have is Yours!!!”, and you need to do it with the same boldness and confidence which Jesus had when He said the same thing to the Father.  All Jesus’ authority is yours in His Name. The Name belongs to you.  You inherited it.  ACT LIKE IT!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT TRUST

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5 King James Version

TRUST! It is the foundation of all genuine relationships.  So your relationship with God the Father would be no different.  The above scripture admonishes us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts.  In order to trust someone you have to get to know them.  You have to spend time with them.  Alone time with just you and that person.  This is what happens when we spend time in The Word and prayer  When you read The Word, you find out that The Father is really trustworthy.  The word trust is the Hebrew word batach.  It has the indication of boldness, rest, to lie extended on the ground.  It is a reliance upon The Father. He has no plans of letting you go or go down.  When you see how God was faithful in repeated situations in The Word, it encourages your heart and mind because you know he cannot change.  So do yourself a favor, take minute to Thank God the Father .  You’ll find it pays great benefits when you do!

All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!