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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Yad of God 2 [re-post]

The way God works in the earth is through the yad or hand of His mouth!

The Hebrew word yad is translated several ways: hand, power, strength...when you research how it is used in the Old Testament, it is obvious that it is the powerful, strong hand which accomplishes things in the earth. The power, or hand [yad] of life and death is in the tongue [Proverbs 18:21], which could alternately be translated ‘Death and life is in the hand of the tongue…’ [From Yad]

John 1:3 says 'All things came into being through Him [The Word, v.1] and apart form Him nothing came into being that has come into being.'

Verse 10 continues: 'He [The Word] was in the world, and the world was made through HIm...'

Jesus IS the Yad of God. 'His Name is called The Word of God.' [Revelations 19:13]

And guess what? He is The Word, and we are The Word multiplied! [Acts 12:24]! We are His Body in the earth, one Spirit with Him, His joint-heirs! [1 Corinthians 12:27, 1 Corinthians 6:17, Romans 8;17]

God works through His yad in the earth, which is the Body of Christ, corporately and individually! He is the yad of God, and we are fellow yads! Born to reign in life, to bear fruit in the earth through the hands of our mouths!

[Read Yad and The Yad of God for a more-in-depth study]

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Yad of God [re-post]

Pre-Reading
Psalm 136 [key verse is 12, but read the whole chapter]
Isaiah 59:1
Isaiah 49:22
Isaiah 50:2
Isaiah 60:21
Isaiah 66:22

Also, please refer to an earlier post, Yad, for important background...

Yad
We know that, for man, the power [or yad, which means 'hand' in Hebrew] of life and death is in the tongue. [Proverbs 18:21] Two other frequently quoted meanings of yad are 'strength' and 'power.'

So we know that man can work either with his physical yad, or hand, or the yad in his mouth. But we are made in God's image, and He does all things with the yad of His mouth!

Think about it...all the verses that talk about the hand of God are the Hebrew word yad! And how does He do things? Does He use physical hands, or does He accomplish all things by His forever settled word? His yad is in His mouth, too!

He formed the world with His mouth! He delivered Israel with His mouth! He sent Jesus with His mouth! And when, by faith, we receive His word as being true for us, it is accomplished. Actually, to be technical, it is already accomplished, because His works were finished from the foundation of the world and He has already rested from His works [Hebrew 4:3,10].

From the website Hebrew for Christians comes a great explanation...

"The Hand of God metaphorically speaks of Adonai’s power. In Adonai’s Hand are power and might (1 Chronicles 29:12). His hand is not "shortened" that it cannot save us (Isaiah 59:1), but is Mighty to save to the uttermost all those who call upon Him in humility and truth (Hebrews 7:25). God demonstrated His Hand through His deliverance of Israel from Egypt (Exodus 13:3-16; Num 33:3). Indeed, the Hand of God (Yad ha Elohim) created the universe itself (Psalm 8:6; 95:5). Moreover, Adonai upholds the righteous with his Hand (Psalm 37:24; 139:10) and continually lifts up his hand on our behalf (Psalm 10:12). The Hands of Adonai were also pierced for us." (Psalm 22:16, John 20:27).

Like Him
And He did all these things, not with a yad of flesh but with His mouth! And He said the yad, or hand, of life and death is in our mouths! We are like Him! This is what Jesus tried repeatedly to tell us—use your mouth, there's a hand in there! You speak to mountains, trees and sick people's bodies...you still the storm...you control your body with your tongue! Impossible things that you couldn't possibly do with hands of flesh you can do with the yad of the mouth.

Think about it. Jesus said all things were possible for us, nothing would be impossible to him who believed. But we know that many things are physically impossible for us—impossible with the yad of flesh. But the yad of the mouth can accomplish anything, because the yad of God said so!

Don't forget the Tower of Babel...they were going to accomplish the impossible with the yad of flesh because they had first used the yad of the tongue!

He knew that we would be reborn...not just made in the image of God, but filled with Him, just like He was. As older brother, He was demonstrating how to live...how to reign in life through the One, Christ Jesus. [Romans 5:17] Unregenerate men, using the yad of the tongue to accomplish the impossible—why? Because they were created in the image of God and knew it...they were only a few generations removed from Noah.

Now what?
Meditate on the yad [hand/power/strength] in your mouth...your tongue. Think about how God uses His mouth, and how we are instructed to use ours. Read Proverbs, chapters 10-23, 18—if you have time, read the whole book. Understand how things really work...the wisdom of God.

Hallelujah!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yad [re-post]

The Hebrew word yad is translated several ways: hand, power, strength...when you research how it is used in the Old Testament, it is obvious that it is the powerful, strong hand which accomplishes things in the earth.

The power [yad=hand] of life and death is in the tongue [Proverbs 18:21], which could alternately be translated ‘Death and life is in the hand of the tongue…’

‘The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand [yad=power] of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.’ [Proverbs 21:1]

'Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand [yad=power], to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written; this is an honor for all His godly ones." [Psalm 149:6-9]

It is an honor to use our swords to execute judgements already written!

The power of the tongue is the same word used to describe God’s hand, which turns king’s hearts! It’s also used in many places to describe the ‘hand’ of the enemy—his power to take or keep captive.

In Isaiah 50:2, God asks “Is My hand [yad] so short that it cannot ransom, or have I no power to deliver?” He ransoms, delivers, with His yad

How did God create the world? With physical hands? No, with His mouth—He used the ‘hand of his mouth!’ Now we know that all things were made through and by Jesus, Who is the Word of God, coming out of His mouth. So Jesus is the yad of God’s tongue! And we are the Word multiplied, His Body, or hand, in the earth!

Yad is a working hand—an active, powerful, warrior hand…the deed [or work] done. God’s hand is synonymous with His power…so, evidently, is our tongue!

Death and life are in the HAND of the mouth! And not just physical death and life—Deuteronomy clarifies:

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, the BLESSING or the CURSE. SO CHOOSE LIFE, in order that you may live, you and your descendants…”

And I love the way God gave us a hint. Pssstt, dummy…pick life!

[Sorry for the dummy…but really, how thick do you have to be to need a hint?]

Jesus said He came to give us abundant life—the zoe of God! Vitality…the absolute fullness of life, active and vigorous! [Greek lexicon]

So use the hand in your mouth to choose life.

Hallelujah!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

His Peace

I awoke the other day with John 14:27 in my head…

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."

And it hit me right between the eyes...Jesus gave us HIS PEACE! He left it, here in the earth, for us, for you and for me.

Now we know from other posts on this blog, that to a Jew, peace was shalom—completeness, soundness, welfare, safety, soundness, health, prosperity, and more!

And Jesus is the PRINCE OF PEACE, the Prince of Shalom! [Isaiah 9:6] That is one of His titles…not only God, but the prince, or ruler of shalom. And this Ruler of Shalom gave us His very own shalom—not some lesser kind of peace, but His very own!

Philippians 4:7 says the peace of God surpasses all comprehension and will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus—in the Prince of Peace!

Why is this important? Because Proverbs 4:23 tells us to watch over our hearts with all diligence, for from the heart flows the springs or source of life.

The Hebrew word for life in this verse is chayay—to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live forever, be restored to life or health, to revive. HALLELUJAH!

Jesus gave us an insight into how the heart works:

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” [Luke 6:45]

Now we see why it is so important to guard our hearts with peace, or shalom—it is a storehouse or treasury, of things either good or evil, and we bring those things forth by speaking them. So it is vital that we guard these spiritual storehouses, keeping them full of good treasure and preventing any deposits of evil treasure.

No wonder the Holy Spirit prayed for us ‘Now may the LORD of PEACE Himself CONTINUALLY grant you PEACE—shalom—in every circumstance…’ [2 Thessalonians 3:16]

How do we access this peace, this completeness in every area of life? By practicing Philippians 4:6…

‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let you’re requests be made know to God.’

In other words, pray and believe that God hears and will answer! Pray with thanksgiving for the finished work.

“Whatever you ask in My Name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.” [John 14:13,14]

“Therefore I say to you, ALL THINGS for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.” [Mark 11:24]

‘For as many as are the promises of God, IN HIM [the Prince of Shalom] they are yes; therefore also through Him is our AMEN [so be it] to the glory of God THROUGH US.’ [2 Corinthians 1:20]

‘This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in WHATEVER we ask, we know that we have the request which we have asked from Him.” [1 John 5:14,15]

And since we know that His Word is His will, pray according to the promises that are already YES and AMEN!

It boils down to this: “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” [John 14:1]

Hallelujah! Shalom!

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Read Partakers of The Divine Nature, Be the Ball, Enter His Rest Today, Enter His Rest 2, Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled, Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled 2

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Reign in Life 3—Throne Mentality

I came across an interesting verse today...

‘Take away the wicked before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.’ [Proverbs 25:5]

Since we know this chapter contains the proverbs of Solomon, at first glance this doesn’t apply to the average Christian…of course, there are no average Christians, but keep reading!

Most of us skim over that verse and keep moving.

But today I was searching for the phrase ‘in righteousness’ because the New Covenant makes it clear that we’ve been made the righteousness of God in Him [2 Corinthians 5:21]…that by HIS doing, we are IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and RIGHTEOUSNESS and sanctification, and redemption…[1 Corinthians 1:30]

Romans 3:22 says that the righteousness of God has been manifested through faith in Jesus Christ for ALL those who believe!

And let’s not forget Romans 5:17…

‘For if by the transgression of the one [Adam], death reigned through the one, MUCH MORE those who receive the abundance of grace and of the GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS will REIGN IN LIFE through the One, Jesus Christ.’

Wait a minute…where do people who reign sit? And what are they called?

Revelations 1:6 and 5:10 both say that we are kings and priests. I know the NASB translates it as a ‘kingdom of priests’ but the Greek word for kings is basileus—leader of the people, prince, commander, lord of the land, king—and is translated as king 82 times! Revelations 5:10 says we will reign upon the earth.

Even the NASB Lexicon states that basileu means royal power, kingship, dominion, rule…not to be confused with an actual kingdom but rather the right or authority to rule over a kingdom. The royal power and dignity conferred on Christians in the Messiah’s kingdom. HALLELUJAH!

Young’s Literal Translation translates basileu as king.

Yep, we’re kings all right, called to reign upon the earth. We are one Spirit with the Lord, members of His Body…He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and we’re those very lords and kings! Made COMPLETE in Him.

Okay, before you start to scream heresy, these are VERSES I’m quoting.

And where do kings sit? On THRONES!

Now I realize that modern royalty is seen as a useless institution…powerless celebrities, whose personal lives are fodder for People magazine and such. When the Bible was written, however, they had absolute power over life and death. Their word was instantly obeyed, or else.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 tells us that the word of a king is authoritative.

Consider these scriptures:

‘…and raised us up with Him, and seated us WITH HIM in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…[Ephesians 2:6]

‘…when He raised Him [Christ] from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE ALL RULE AND AUTHORITY AND POWER AND DOMINION, and every name that is named, not only in THIS AGE but also in the one to come.’ [Ephesians 2:20,21]

‘…because AS HE IS, so also ARE WE IN THIS WORLD’

Jesus is seated on His throne alright, and we’re right there with and in Him, FAR ABOVE every other throne!

And we know Jesus perfectly defeated Satan by His death and resurrection.

So we can pray with bold confidence, ‘Father, take away the wicked before me, and my throne will be established in righteousness today and every day, and I WILL reign in life through the One, Christ Jesus.’

It’s time, and well past, for every believer to get a throne mentality and stop being pushed around by a defeated foe!

Hallelujah!

Read Reign in Life; Reign in Life 2; Eternal You; Proclaim!; His Word, His Command; Our God Reigns; That Which Has Been Will Be; plus lots of additional articles on this blog…search ‘reign in life’ and you will come up with pages and pages! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Pull Back the Curtain

We've talked at length about seeing the unseen on this blog...do a search and you'll find lots of articles here on the subject. Remember Hagar's well? How about the table set before us in the presence of our enemies? Elisha's armies? Jacob's ladder?
Or the temptation of Jesus...or the transfiguration, with Moses and Elijah?
Then there's the entire book of Revelation!
All examples of seeing the invisible that already exists...pre-existing provision from Jehovah Jireh—the Lord Who Sees Ahead and Provides.
Faith
We know that faith is the substance of things hoped for [Hebrews 11:1]—we also know that faith is always in two places...the heart and the mouth. [Mark 11:22-24; Romans 10:9,10; Luke 6:45]
We see something in the Word and begin confess it into our lives. But I think we leave out the all-important step of seeing come to pass when we pray...seeing the unseen.
We know that God's Word is settled forever [Psalm 119:89] and that His works were finished from the foundation of the world. [Hebrews 4:3]
We also know that He has already given us the Kingdom [Luke 12:32] and that all things belong to us [1 Corinthians 3:21,22]. That every promise is already 'yes' in Christ [2 Corinthians 1:20] and that we are redeemed from the curse of the law [Galatians 3:13]
But when we go to pray [which includes the confession of God's Word into the earth...see James 5 and 1 Kings 17,18] I think many of us talk to an empty place. We believe in seeing the unseen, but only as a kind of involuntary vision...if we are lucky enough to get them!
We hope our prayers get answered, instead of believing they already are!
'And without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.' [Hebrews 11:6] 
Folks, God WANTS us to use faith to bring His Kingdom into the earth!
'"Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven."' [Matthew 6:10] 
He WANTS us to pray and say His Word, so He can watch over it TO PERFORM IT!!! [Jeremiah 1:12]
And He wants us to see the unseen...He told us to look at it! [2 Corinthians 4:18]
Engage
I believe that we are to engage our 'seer' on purpose. While we are praying [or saying], we are to watch the Word come to pass, on purpose, right then and there.
He changed Abram's name to Abraham—Father of Nations—while he was yet childless. [Genesis 17:5] He got Abraham to call into being that which does not exist, just like He does! [Romans 4:17]
But before He changed his name, He gave him the image of it coming to pass...
'And He took him outside and said, "Now look toward the heavens, and count the stars, if you are able to count them." And He said to him, "So shall your descendants be."' [Genesis 15:5] 
So we see that God had Abraham use his imagination—his 'seer'—and his words!
Use the God-given gift of imagination to see WHILE we pray, to see WHILE we confess the Word! See, on purpose, what it will look like when the answer is manifested in the earth! Watch it happen in real time, in the Spirit, and it will come to pass in the natural.
I think that's called believing you receive when you pray...
What Would Jesus Do?
Jesus told us to talk to mountains, trees, storms, sick bodies...even dead bodies! He commanded physical things and they obeyed...even a donkey and a fish! Then He told us to do it, too!
In fact, He said we would do greater works than He did! [John 14:12]
We try and try...sometimes we get results, sometimes we don't. But as a Body, we don't seem to be operating even close to His level, let alone doing greater works!
I think the missing key may be the active, on-purpose, engaging of our ability to see the unseen. He told us to look at the unseen, so we must be able to. Surely we're all practiced enough in seeing the unseen bad stuff...it's called worry and fear! How about using that power for good?
I'm talking about visual prayer. Seeing what we say come to pass because He said it would [Mark 11:22-24; Matthew 17:20; Matthew 21:21]. Seeing our prayers answered because He said they would be. [John 14-17; 2 Corinthians 1:20]
'This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask ANYTHING according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we HAVE the requests which we have asked from Him.' [1 John 5:14,15]
Sanctified
The Holy Spirit, praying through Paul for us, prayed that the God of Peace would sanctify us entirely—cleanse, purify, separate and dedicate to God, perfect, complete in all respects. And I'm pretty sure His prayers got answered.
So receive your sanctification. Begin to use your imagination when you pray or when you confess the Word. See the unseen...watch it come to pass.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Bless Yourself!

Did you know that you can bless yourself?

Since the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and from an Eastern, Hebrew point of view, let's look at some different translations of Isaiah 65:16...

"Thus someone on earth who blesses himself will bless himself by the God of truth, and someone on earth who swears an oath will swear by the God of truth; for past troubles will be forgotten, hidden from my eyes." [The Complete Jewish Bible]

"So that he who blesses himself in the eretz [land] shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he who swears in the eretz [land] shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from my eyes." [Hebrew Names Bible]

"So that he who is blessing himself in the earth, doth bless himself In the God of faithfulness, and he who is swearing in the earth, doth swear by the God of faithfulness, because the former distresses have been forgotten, and because they have been hid from Mine eyes." [Young’s Literal Translation]

“Those who pronounce a blessing in the land will do so by the God called AMEN; those who make a solemn pledge in the land will do so by the God called AMEN. Past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my sight.” [Common English Bible]

This is interesting. Even the KJV and NKJV translate it this way:

"That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes." [King James Version]

"So that he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hidden from My eyes." [New King James Version]

Can this be true? Can we bless ourselves?

Jabez
Consider the now famous prayer of Jabez...

"Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested." [1 Chronicles 4:10]

How do we bless ourselves in the earth?

A blessing is always spoken, or declared, commanded [as is a curse, interestingly enough]. We tend to think only of the result of a blessing or curse as the blessing or curse itself—what we see in the earth. But it always starts with words. God speaks blessings into the earth through people, and we see the patriarchs blessing their children, especially in the Old Covenant.

Psalm 91 is a great example of this. The writer, Moses, says ‘I will SAY to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in Whom I trust!” [Psalm 91:2]

That’s the blessing. The result of the blessing is the rest of Psalm 91…angelic protection, deliverance, honor and long life!

We sing Joel 3:10 as a song, but it really is an example of a spoken self-blessing.

‘…Let the weak SAY “I am a mighty man.’” [Joel 3:10]

The Hebrew word for say in Joel 3:10 is ‘ajar…to say, speak, command, intend.

Deuteronomy 28:8 says “The Lord will COMMAND the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.” The Hebrew word for command here is a different word, tsavah…to command, charge, give orders, lay charge, order, appoint or commission.

So we see that the spoken blessing is actually a command!

Jesus told us to BELIEVE that what we say happens…

“Truly [AMEN] I SAY to you, whoever SAYS to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but BELIEVES THAT WHAT HE SAYS IS GOING TO HAPPEN, it will be granted him.” [Mark 11:23]

And He calls this having faith in God! [Mark 11:22]

So go ahead…bless yourself in the earth with the good promises of God! Remember, ‘For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is OUR AMEN to the glory of God through us.”

Hallelujah!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hold The Mirror Up!

Look in the mirror, what do you see? You see what you really look like, which often surprises us, because we thought we looked different. You know, you thought you looked great when you left the house...you felt good...then you pass a mirror and are brought back to reality...not so much!

Who are we, really? The person we think we are, with the limitations we’ve come to live with over the years, or the strengths we think we have? You know...”I’m a good writer, but not so good with math” or “I could never be/do [fill in the blank]...it’s just not me. But I am really good with [fill in the blank].”

The physical person? Beautiful or plain, fat or slim...is that who we are?

We forget that we were crucified with Christ, buried with Him in baptism, raised up together with Him and seated with Him in heavenly places. [Colossians 2:11,12, Ephesians 2:4-6]

We forget that were One Spirit with the Lord...that He gave us His glory, the glory the Father gave Him! [John 17] Now we’ve all heard sermons about how the glory is not for us, and based in the Old Covenant, that is true. God’s glory is not for unregenerate man...but in the New Covenant, we are reborn—we receive God’s own Spirit and His glory! As the temple of old was filled with His glory, so we are in the earth...His temple, filled with His glory.

Jesus put it like this: “THE GLORY WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME I HAVE GIVEN TO THEM, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, EVEN AS YOU HAVE LOVED ME.” [John 17:22,23]

Yes, those words are in red, my friend. 

Transformed

Okay, let’s talk about transformation.

‘But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as IN A MIRROR the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.’ [2 Corinthians 3:18]

A mirror reflects back the image of the one looking into it...in this case, we are looking not at a natural reflection but a spiritual one. Instead of seeing our natural, familiar visage, we see the glory of the Lord! But IT’S A REFLECTION!! A reflection of the One within, and the more we take time to behold it, the more we are transformed outwardly into His image!

Remember, we've been crucified with Christ—we died and Jesus was born within! So our spirit is really One with Him!

 ‘For those whom He foreknew, He [God] also predestined to become CONFORMED TO THE IMAGE OF HIS SON, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren...’ [Romans 8:29]

At first, it will be like looking in the mirror and seeing someone else. But keep looking at the glory of the Lord within—meditate on it—and soon it will begin the process of transformation.

Prove it…

Romans 12 tells us not to be conformed to this world, but to ‘be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may PROVE what the will of God is, that which is GOOD and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT.’ [Please note that your children dying early of some satanic disease is none of those things...]

So we must be transformed to prove the good will of God in our lives.

How do we do that? We look in the mirror at the glory of God within and we renew our minds to that fact. We are one Spirit with the Lord and we are full of His glory. We stare at the truth of God’s perfect law of liberty and don’t look away [James 1:25].

How does that work, exactly? I’m glad you asked.

When faced with an impossible situation, pick up the mirror—the perfect law of liberty, the reality of rebirth, the truth of being made the righteousness of God in Him, the fact of being one Spirit with Him—and see who you really are. Colossians 2:9,10 says ‘For in Him ALL the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and IN HIM you have BEEN MADE COMPLETE…’

The phrase ‘made complete’ in this verse is the Greek word pleroo—the fill up to the full, to fill to the top so nothing shall be wanting, to full measure, to cause to abound, to supply liberally, to make complete IN EVERY PARTICULAR, TO RENDER PERFECT!

Are you limited in any way or are all thing possible for you? Are you lacking in anything or do all things belong to you? Are you insufficient for any task or does the Greater One live in you? Are you separate from God or are you one Spirit with the Lord? These are ALL verses, people…spoken by the Holy Spirit to us.

PICK UP THE MIRROR—the Word of God, and particularly the epistles—and see who you really are! Victorious, triumphant, healed, delivered, rich—the righteousness of God in Christ, blessed with Abraham the Believer—redeemed from the curse of the Law! Partaker of the Divine nature, filled up to all the fullness of God! Yes, those are ALL verses!

Here’s the trick...NOT forgetting who you are when you lay the mirror down. Jesus is the Firstborn of Many Brethren and you are one of those brethren...a member of a new race, the redeemed of the Lord, one Spirit with Him! AS HE IS SO ALSO ARE YOU IN THIS WORLD!!! Look at Jesus…that’s what the Father sees when He looks at you.

Hallelujah!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Let The Redeemed of The Lord Say So 2

If you've been a Christian for any time at all, you've heard 'Let the redeemed of the Lord say so...', usually in the context of speaking the Word and His finished work.
And that is valid. But let's have a closer look at the verse in it's entirety and in context.

'Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlastingLet the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.' [Psalm 107:1,2]

What the Holy Spirit is telling us to say, specifically, is 'Thank you, Lord, for You are good, Your lovingkindness—Your goodness, kindness, faithfulness, mercyis everlasting! You have redeemed me from the hand of the adversary—the enemy, oppressor, foe!'

Confess His Word
Now, part of this is confessing His goodness, mercy, faithfulness and deliverance by confessing His Word...here's a good start!

I have been made the righteousness of God in Christ. I am one Spirit with the Lord—He and the Father dwell in me by the Holy Spirit

 I am a new creation in Christ—old things have passed away, all things have become new

 I am redeemed from the curse of the law...

  • from being oppressed and robbed continually
  • from being oppressed and crushed continually
  • from being the tail and not the head
  • from dread of heart
  • from lack and poverty
  • from miserable and chronic sickness

And the blessings of the Law are mine...

  • I am the head and not the tail
  • I am blessed going out and coming in
  • I serve the Lord for the abundance of all things
  • Everything I touch prospers
  • I am far from oppression for I do not fear
  • All things belong to me—I prosper and am in health as my soul prospers
  • Jesus has been made unto me wisdom—therefore riches, honor and long life are mine
  • No weapon formed against me or mine shall prosper, but every tongue that accuses us in judgement I will condemn
  • No evil befalls me, the evil one touches me not
  • I will see my children's children
  • I leave an inheritance to my children's children

 My children are blessed of the Lord...

  • Their well-being [shalom] is great
  • They are taught of the Lord
  • They are delivered from all things
  • They are mighty in the land—all who see them say 'Surely they are the offspring blessed of the Lord'
  • Because we have made God our refuge, they are protected by angels...no evil—no accident or sickness—befalls them, the evil one touches them not
  • They are 10 times better than their peers in every branch of literature and wisdom
You get the idea. You ARE the redeemed—the purchased back ones from the hand of the oppressor—of the Lord, so speak out His everlasting lovingkindness! Hallelujah!
 

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You Are The Second Witness

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'...on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.' [Deuteronomy 19:15]

The Hebrew word for matter here is our old friend dabar...defined as speech, word, speaking, thing, something. Both a word and a thing...because words are things!

Who are the two witnesses?

One is the forever settled, eternal Word of God. The second is your word...you either agree or you don't.

God spoke and it was created. Not just in Genesis...ALL OF THE WORD! Think about the prophets...God had already spoken and His works already finished. But there had to be a confirming witness to bring it into the earth.

For any dabar—Hebrew for word/thing—to be established there must be a confirming witness...that's us!

Consider this:

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death,the blessing and the curse. SO CHOOSE LIFE in order that you may live, you and your descendants..." [Deuteronomy 30:19]

And this...

'Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us EVERYTHING pertaining to life and godliness,through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent PROMISES, so that by them you may become PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.' [2 Peter 1:2-4]

He gave us His Word so that we could partake of His nature! We are born again, of imperishable seed, which is the living and enduring Word of God. [1 Peter 1:23]

How are you born again? By believing in your heart and CONFESSING WITH YOUR MOUTH! [Romans 10:10] You were the second witness!

AND YOU ONLY HAD TO DO IT ONCE!!!

In fact, this is exactly what Jesus was doing when He prayed the Lord's prayer..."Your will be done IN EARTH as it is in heaven..."

Mary, too, when she told Gabriel "Be it done to me according to your word."

What about this scripture?

'For as many as are the PROMISES of God, in Him they are YES; therefore also through Him is our AMEN to the glory of God through us.' [2 Corinthians 1:20]

The Hebrew word Amen means surely, so be it, may it be fulfilled. It is the confirming word...the confirming witness!

His witness...His Word, His promises, confirmed by our Amen, to become YES in the earth and give Him glory.

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Here are a few great and wonderful Words to confirm, out loud, in your life...

  • All things belong to me, I belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.
  • I can do all things IN Christ Who strengthens me
  • All things are possible for me because I believe
  • By His scourging I AM HEALED
  • Every obstacle has been removed from my path
  • Every promise of God is YES and AMEN—SO BE IT, IT IS FULFILLED—in Him
  • The blessing of Abraham has come upon me in Christ Jesus...I am redeemed from the curse of the Law
  • My children are mighty in the earth...they are taught of the Lord and their well-being...SHALOM...is great!
  • I am surrounded by FAVOR as a shield
  • Jesus has become TO ME wisdom...the anointing which I have teaches me all things
  • Psalm 91, Psalm 23

Et cetera...you get the idea. Find wonderful promises in the Word and speak them out!

Set your purpose to be the second witness to His magnificent promises in your life today.

Hallelujah!

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