JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT GREAT GRACE

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.  Acts 4:33 King James Version

There are so many things that men have said the Gospel is it can sometimes be confusing.  But  it’s always very easy when we stick with The Word of God Who is Jesus.  Jesus is the Gospel and is the ‘too good to be true news.”  He is Immanuel, God with Us.  At one time God was not with us and we were doomed, but that is no longer the case.  He is not only with us but He is FOR US.  Why the change?  JESUS!!!  Jesus made and makes all the difference.  Because of His finished work we have peace with God when we believe in His Son.  Romans 5 explains this very clearly.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Romans 5:1 New Living Translation

It’s all because of Jesus!!!  When you think about what He has done then you can say as one man of God said with true conviction that, “He(Jesus) is altogether lovely!!!”  He is altogether worthy and has made you worthy because of His Blood and sacrifice.  The Word of God says many things about Jesus but there is only two things that I have seen in The Word that it says He is full of : GRACE and TRUTH.

And The Word became 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.  Aramaic Bible in Plain English

We are not in a time of judgement.  Regardless of what man or woman of God you hear say that I’m telling you by The Word of God it is simply not true.  Being ignorant to this truth will cause your attitude towards unbelievers to be condemning and unmerciful and that is not GRACE or TRUTH.  Someone may think or say, “Yeah but look at all the sin going on!!!!”  How about not looking at all the sin and looking at all the GRACE!!!.  Look what Paul says HAPPENED where sin was abounding and increasing.

God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. Romans 5:20 New Living Translation

That says now in the New Testament which is the dispensation we are in,  WHERE sin abounded, GRACE DID MUCH MORE ABOUND!!!! Glory to God!!! That means GRACE is greater than sin.  That means people can’t sin more than God’s Grace Who is Christ Jesus can abound towards them in righteousness and peace(shalom) and joy in the Holy Ghost.  I am happy about that,  I am happy that people can’t out sin God’s GRACE.  I don’t want anyone to be lost and neither does Big Poppa.  Look at what God said even in the Old Testament about people dying in their sins.

As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of wicked people. I only want them to turn from their wicked ways so they can live. Turn! Turn from your wickedness, O people of Israel! Why should you die?  Ezekiel 33:11 New Living Translation

Poppa God, Our Father takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.  He created man!! He did not create him to turn around and kill him and damn them to hell.  We must take the same attitude as our Father and as Jesus.  God is Love!!!  His GRACE who is Jesus is GREAT!!!  When we operate in the ONENESS that Jesus prayed that we would in John 17 powerful things happen.  Look at what happens when we do.

All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had Acts 4:32 NIV

Then guess what happened after that?

And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33 King James Version

How?  When they functioned in ONENESS and when they talked and witnessed about JESUS!!!!  About GRACE!!!  Not about sin!!  That scripture says they witnessed of the resurrection of JESUS!!!  Let’s talk about JESUS!  Teach people JESUS then Jesus will teach people.  Teach people GRACE then GRACE will teach the people by way of the Holy Spirit.  That’s God’s plan anyway.  I don’t care how great of a teacher any man or woman is they are not greater or better than The Holy Spirit and that is where most of your teaching should come from by way of THE WORD WHO IS JESUS!!!  Jesus set you up to be able to have a smorgasbord EVERYDAY with Him, not just when you go to church on Sunday.  I tell you what try eating one meal a week in the natural for a couple of months.   We may still see you but we won’t see much of you because you will be able to hoola hoop with a Cheerio.  You know it’s not “healthy” to eat one meal a week for your natural body, so why would you do that spiritually?  There is no condemnation so don’t be condemned however you should be encouraged to desire to be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIs Might.  That might is Jesus, Who is The Word.  Christ is made unto us the wisdom of God and the power of God.  Feast on the GRACE of GOD: JESUS!!!  He desires you to spend time with Him.  He loves you and has more than enough GRACE for you and your family and your co-workers and everyone else.  He so loved THE WORLD!!!  He’s got more than just GRACE.  He’s got GREAT GRACE for all of us.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND- HAVING THE MIND OF CHRIST

But as for us, Christ’s mind we have. I Corinthians 2:16 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Take some time this weekend and believe and receive this word of God.  Really take the time to see and ingest spiritually what The Word of God is saying .  But also take the time to understand what it is not saying. It is not saying that you have the mind of Christ because you think you do.  It is not saying you have the mind of Christ because you are suddenly smarter. Remember that you are the righteousness (the just) of God in Christ Jesus. The Bible says the just or the righteous shall live by faith.  So you are going to have to just believe The Word of God. If the Bible says you have the mind of Christ then just agree and say, “I have the mind of Christ!”.

When you begin to simply begin to believe and confess this, Christ thoughts will begin to manifest.  They are already there in your spirit. Your faith will manifest what is already so in the spirit world.  This is how this thing works. Plain and simple. The truth is whatever God the Father says that is what is true and whatever you see is only temporary.  So take some time to believe that you have the mind of Christ. That mind will begin to manifest and make you successful in every area of your life.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER – PART 5

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

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:26 KJV

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7 KJV

If you believe the Bible, have you ever wondered, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?”  Why would The Father do that?  Well God is the most purposeful Being there is in the entire universe.  Everything He does or does not do has a very specific reason and purpose.  But, back to our question, “Why would God make man’s body out of the ground, the dirt?”.  The answer is easy and the main reason is found in the scripture above.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26 KJV

Did you notice one thing in particular that God gave man dominion over?  Over ALL the Earth.  What is man’s body made out of?  The dust of the ground, the earth.  So you see God made man’s body out of the earth, the ground.  But before He did that He knew that He had already given man (that is the real man, man’s spirit) dominion over the ground.  The word dominion there comes from the Hebrew word “radar”. It means to have dominion over, reign, rule and dominate.  So God the Father gave man the power to reign, rule, dominate and have dominion over his physical earthly body.  God never rescinded that even after Adam sinned.  You see Adam lived 930 years with a dead spirit or you could say in a fallen state.  How?  The answer is simple Adam did not know death.  He was not familiar with death.  He had to learn how to die.  He did not speak death words over himself or his wife.  He did not have death knowledge.  He was not intimate with death.

Sure later on, the enemy tempted Cain to rise up in jealousy and anger and kill his brother Abel, but that was an outside trait introduced to people who knew nothing about death.  How can I be so sure that Adam was not ‘death minded’.  Well he lived for 930 years one and two even after God Himself said Adam would die Adam turned right around and named his wife Eve.  Eve means the mother of all living.  So what is my point?  My point is people today are really familiar with death.  You could say some people are on a first name basis with death.  They invite death into their lives and to take their lives.  Oh sure, they don’t do it intentionally but intentional or not intentional it still has the same effect.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21

Do you mean to tell me I have the power over whether I live or die?  No God the Father is telling you that not because He wants you to die but because He wants you to make the right choice, choose to accept His Son Jesus and then learn to speak the right words and live…..forever.  Now the living forever is a whole other teaching.  But my point is you have been given power over your body by God.  You don’t have to be sick.  You don’t have to have arthritis.  And by all means please do not make the situation worse by adding “my” arthritis.  You are not the owner and creator of arthritis, someone or something has or is trying to give it to you and you know what you need to do?  You need to stick it back in the mail box and sing Elvis Presley, RETURN TO SENDER!!!!!!

God the Father did not design you or create you with or for arthritis, that was introduced to you later on and somewhere you accepted the package.  Remember your body is made out of the earth and you have dominion over the earth.  What you do with that dominion will determine how you live.  You can be pain free and healthy at 100 years old.  Abraham did it and The Word says THE BLESSING of Abraham is ours.  ‘Well things just happen to your body when you get a certain age.”  That’s a lie!!

Did you ever stop to think about this: JESUS’S body is over 2,000 years old today and guess what?  It’s not sick, not sore, has no arthritis or any or disease or debilitating symptoms.  ‘Well that’s Jesus!!!’  Really?  I’m going to give you a scripture and sign off right there.

“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 New International Version

In this world we are like Jesus.  You may want to say that to yourself six or seven….hundreds times until every pain, symptom or whatever that is in your life that you do not want or desire is removed.  Jesus died so you can be just like Him.  He died to give you everything the Father has through Him.  You have authority over your body.  All you have to do is receive it.  TAKE IT!!!

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 are attacked by the enemy 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!

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 BLESSING OF JUDAH PART 2

Judah, my son, is a young lion
that has finished eating its prey.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down;
like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?
10The scepter will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants,
until the coming of the one to whom it belongs,
the one whom all nations will honor.
11He ties his foal to a grapevine,
the colt of his donkey to a choice vine.
He washes his clothes in wine,
his robes in the blood of grapes.
12His eyes are darker than wine,
and his teeth are whiter than milk.

Genesis 49:9-12 New Living Translation 

Recently we did a post on the Blessing of Judah from Deuteronomy 33:7.  If you missed it I strongly encourage you to go back and read it.  It definitely was a blessing and a revelation from the Lord and blessed many people.  You have to remember that blessings are timeless and that every blessing is ours through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  As I was studying I discovered another blessing that was given to Jacob’s son Judah before he died.  Jesus is of the tribe of Judah and as a result so are we.  If you pay close attention you can see Jesus in this particular blessing.  Let’s go through this blessing and discover all the spiritual nuggets that are in this great scripture.

The first verse says Judah my son. Jacob, Judah’s father is speaking here and issuing this blessing.  This is an allusion of God the Father and Jesus His Son.   The remaining part of the verse says Judah is a young lion that has finished eating its prey.  This refers to the finished work of Christ.  He came to Earth defeated the devil and finished His work.  After Christ finished His work He ascended then sat down at the right hand of the Father.  The next verse says, “Like a lion he crouches and lies down.  But take a look at this translation.

Judah, you are a lion cub. You have come back from the kill, my son. He lies down and rests like a lion…. Genesis 49:9 God’s Word Translation

He lies down and REST like a lion after the kill or after the defeat of his enemy.  The preceding verse states, “Like a lioness..who dares to rouse him?”  The picture there is a picture of a lioness when she is with her cubs and an intruder dares to come near.  A lioness is at their most aggressive when they are with their young.  Jesus is our protector and our defense and defender.   Verse 10 stills any doubt at all as to Who this scripture refers as it states, “The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants, until the coming of the One to whom it belongs, the One whom all nations will honor.”  This ‘One’ is none other than our Lord, the Lion of Judah Himself, JESUS!!!!   The Word declares that of His government there shall be no end.

Verse 11 speaks of the great prosperity of the tribe of Judah through the allegory of wine and vines.  A normal grape vine cannot be uses to securely tie an animal to.  Also in a normal case, a person would not tie an animal to a vine with fruit for concern that the animal would eat up all the grapes.    But in this case, there is no concern of running out or lack so he ties his foal to a grapevine and the colt of his donkey to a choice vine. If you study this out it speaks of the vine being so healthy , prosperous and thick that it produces so much wine he is able to wash his clothes and his robes in the blood of the grapes.  The wine is so abundant and free flowing it is able to be used for task that water is normally used for.  Also what do you think of when you think of robes?  Our robes of righteousness washed in the Blood.  The person in the blessing washes his robes in the blood of grapes.  The entire blessing so alludes to Christ and His grace and abundance.  The land of Judea was known for being very fertile and producing the best wine and milk.  This too alludes to our Lord Jesus and is mentioned in the book of Isaiah 55 as an invitation to the Lord’s salvation.

1“Is anyone thirsty?
Come and drink—
even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk—
it’s all free!
2Why spend your money on food that does not give you strength?
Why pay for food that does you no good?
Listen to me, and you will eat what is good.
You will enjoy the finest food.  Isaiah 55:1-2  New Living Translation

That is indeed abundance!!!!  The latter part of the this particular blessing of Judah speaks of abundance, luxury and only the very finest and best.  This is our Lord Jesus and this is the tribe that we are of and it is He Whose we are!!!  This is what He has provided for us.  ONLY THE BEST!!! Be sure not to settle for less.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT THE BOOTH Part 3

… because by a single offering He has made perfect for all time those who are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 Berean Study Bible

For the last two days we have been encouraging you to stay out of the booth.  The booth is a place where a preacher, or another person or the devil himself tries to tell you that you have to qualify and do this or that in order for God’s blessings of health, prosperity and other things that Jesus has already declared He has given you.  I cannot say enough how dangerous this type of teaching is and I will tell you why.  If you had or could qualify then:

  • Jesus death was not a sacrifice it was a murder because it secured nothing.
  • Then you are the securer and guarantor of your own righteousness and salvation.
  • You are responsible for your own keeping and securing.

None of these things are true as you do not have the spiritual credit score needed to do any of these things. JESUS is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.  Without God man knows nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  Without Jesus YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

New International Version
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

Many people think that Jesus mean you can’t do anything without Him. But actually He means what He says.  YOU CAN DO NOTHING.   He means you can build a 100 billion dollar company and it will be nothing.  You can be the president of the largest nation of the world and it will be nothing. Without Him YOU CAN DO NOTHING.

Don’t let people, or preachers tell you what and who qualifies you.  Jesus has already qualified you and His approval is all that you need.

All the blessed to you!! Shalom!!