Pro 6:2 WEB you are trapped by the words of your mouth; you are ensnared with the words of your mouth.
Sometimes we are asked to do more than we can. We make a promise that we can’t fulfill. It can lead to a very humbling experience. Now the New Covenant is full of great and precious promises ( 2co 1:20). These are promises from God to us who believe. These promises have been paid in full by the sacrifice of Jesus.
Dear Jesus! We thank you for your sacrifice. It cost you everything so that your promises to us could be received. You will never be humiliated by not keeping your word. Only those that refuse to believe will be. We believe in Your total salvation: body, soul and spirit. Thank you for your love, joy, and peace. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 5:1 WEB My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding,
Again we are told about the importance of getting wisdom. There are many traps in life. This chapter deals with the troubles encountered when we go and follow lust. We see it way too much in our world today. It looks so enticing; everyone is having a good time. We also see the bad side of it all: divorce, disease, loss of wealth, power, and pride to name a few.
Dear Jesus! There are so many traps in life that seek our soul. They bring death instead of life. Thank you Jesus for your life-given words. As we continue to abide in you, you will feed us life-given words that will save us and keep us in your loving presence. In your presence is fullness of love, joy, and peace. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 4:23 WEB Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.
Mat 15:18 KJV But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.
The heart of man is the soul. It’s what makes you different from everyone else. What we feed it will eventually come out of our mouth. It will affect the way we live. There is a battle for our mind – soul. Everything that we see, hear, touch, etc, plus what the devil tries us to believe; affects’s our soul. Only God’s word can overcome all the negativity that confronts us. It takes continual fellowship with Jesus.
Dear Jesus! We thank you, Lord, that you never leave us or forsake us. You’re always there to help us overcome. You’re always there; giving us your love, joy, and peace. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 4:20 WEB My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.
Mat 4:4: Jesus answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
Jesus’ words are life-giving words: the” Rehma” word of God. He gave the law: the written in stone word to the self-righteous. Jesus gives the life-giving word to those that seek Him for salvation( body, soul, and spirit). The following verses tell us how: keep them in your heart. Why? Health to all your flesh. Here again, Jesus cares all about you. Keep His words in your heart. Out of your heart, the mouth speaks. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Keeping His words in our heart will keep our eyes looking straight and our feet will follow a straight path.
Dear Jesus! Thank you for feeding us with your grace and truth. Knowing how much you care for us, how much you suffered for us so that we can be saved: body, soul, and spirit. As you gave your all for us, we give our all to you. Continue to work in us, so that you will be done on earth as it is in heaven. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 4:7 WEB Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.
It appears here that there is a great cost to get wisdom & understanding. It reminds me of the parable of the lost treasure. When found, he went back and sold everything to be able to buy this treasure. The cost is great but the treasure is greater. The cost isn’t money. It’s our time. Time spending with the Lord Jesus, building a relationship with Him.
Dear Jesus! You are that hidden treasure but by your grace; you revealed yourself to us. All we have to do is open up our hearts and let you in. We receive all that we need from you and more. You give us wisdom and understanding from which comes: riches, honor, peace, favor, long life. Many things that money can’t buy. You give us more than enough so that we can give to others for your honor and glory. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 4:5 WEB Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don’t forget, and don’t deviate from the words of my mouth.
God’s word is full of wisdom but we also need the understanding to apply it correctly. Meditating and fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit will give you understanding. Many times after reading a verse, I had to say: Lord I believe but I don’t understand. There are many verses that we can’t understand with our natural senses. If we continue to seek, the Holy Spirit will bring revelation. This will increase our faith and allow the word to penetrate our soul.
Dear Jesus! Your words bring life into our souls, as we abide in You. Your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts far above our thoughts. Thank you for your understanding and revelation. Now we can see with our spiritual eyes and hear with our spiritual ears. Now we can declare by faith that we are righteous in You. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 4:2 WEB for I give you sound learning. Don’t forsake my law.
Again law here refers to teachings. In the New Covenant, we are not under the law but grace. Learn about Jesus: what He has done so that we can receive grace by faith. Know, believe and declare who you are ” in Christ Jesus “.
Dear Jesus! I will not forsake your teachings. Declaring who I am in you; transforms me into your image and likeness. It’s no longer I that live, but You Lord Jesus living in me. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
Pro 3:33 WEB Yahweh’s curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.
Are you wicked or are you righteous? The flesh may condemn you and say you are wicket. The main reason that Jesus suffered for us, was to make us righteous by faith in Him. 2Co 5:21: He who knew no sin, began sin so that we may be declared righteous by faith in Jesus. When we believe what the flesh says, we are denying what Jesus has done. The more we know, believe, and declare what Jesus has done; the more we will be changed into His image. Gal. 3:13 tells us that Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Dear Jesus! Your sacrifice brought many blessings (grace) to us. We declare that we are righteous by faith in You. We are redeemed from the curse of the law. You are our Redeemer and therefore we are blessed. We are blessed with all the blessings of Deut. 28 and redeemed from all the curses. We declare in Jesus’ name. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u
NEW COVENANT OR NEW TESTAMENT
The New Covenant or New Testament is what God promises to do for us, if we believe in Him. We really have nothing to offer God except faith.
God’s Covenant with man is a Heavenly Exchange. God offers us everything we need or want ( Psalm23). Man has nothing to offer to God. All things that we have came from God. Even faith is a gift from God.
What does God want from us, for all that He has given us.? He wants us to know, believe and declare; what He has given us. To really acknowledge that He is God. When we praise other people and things more than God, we are not treating God as God.
God considers this ” Idolatry “. This is the main cause for a lot ( not all ) of the bad thing that happens in the world. By doing this, we leave God’s protection and care. This opens the door for the devil to do his destructive work. Joh 10:10 NET The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
The Father sent Jesus to save not to condemn. Joh 3:17 NET For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. Jesus name means ” Jehovah saves “. This is what the New Testament is about. Unfortunately it is presented more by our works, instead of our faith in Jesus to do the work in us. This is what ” grace ” does. By our declaring our righteousness is from Jesus by faith, the Holy Spirit then ” quicken ” what we speak by faith.
2Co 5:21 NET God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. Joh 6:63 NET The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. We believe, we declare and the Holy Spirit quicken makes it come alive in our hearts to obey. This is how Jesus lives in us by faith.
1Jn 4:9 NET By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him.
Isn’t this ” good news ” the Gospel, the New Covenant. By spending time with Jesus: through praise, worship and Thanksgiving and communion with Him in the word; we received the grace that saves us. Note: the word ” save ” applies to the whole man: body, soul and spirit. God does everything way above what we can think or reason with our natural senses.
Dear Jesus! We are in awe of your great sacrifice to redeem us from the curse of the law and the power of the devil. When we come to you, help us Lord to grow in faith, so that we can trust and believe in you, who does the works in us. To God be the glory, now and forever Amen ! Www.Shalom2u.org
GOD : MALE & FEMALE
THE FEMALE GOD : Gen 1:27 KJV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. HERE GOD IS SAYING THAT HE IS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS, WE HAVE TO COMPARE HOW THE PHYSICAL FEMALE IS LIKE GOD IN THE SPIRIT. FIRST WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT GOD IS SPIRIT AND THREE DIVINE PERSONS : FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. THE FATHER IS MALE. LIKE THE NATURAL MAN PRODUCES SEED, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER PRODUCES SPIRITUAL SEED. Joh 3:6 KJV That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. JESUS IS THE ULTIMATE SEED IN THAT FROM HIM, ALL THINGS HAS ITS BEING. Joh 1:3 KJV All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. THIS SEED IS SOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORD. Mar 4:26 KJV And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; TO BE ” BORN AGAIN ” , ONE HAS TO RECEIVE THE SEED BY FAITH. WHEN WE CONFESS THAT WE ARE A SINNER AND ASK JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS TO SAVE US, THEN JESUS COMES INTO OUR OUR LIVES TO SAVE US. PETER TELLS US : 1Pe 1:23 KJV Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. THIS IS INCORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT IT HAS TO GROW IN ORDER TO SEE ANY CHANGE IN OUR LIVES.
AS MAN SEED NEEDS A FEMALE TO PRODUCE HUMAN LIFE; WE NEED TO COOPERATE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL GIVE LIFE TO THE SPIRITUAL SEED SOWN IN OUR LIVES. WE COOPERATE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN WE: KNOW, BELIEVE AND DECLARE GOD’S LIFE GIVEN WORD IN OUR LIVES.. IT IS A PROCESS THAT CAN TAKE SOME TIME. MANY PROPHECIES DECLARED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT TOOK A LONG TIME BEFORE IT CAME TO PASS. THE BIRTH OF JESUS WAS PROPHESIED BACK IN GENESIS BUT : Gal 4:4 KJV But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, IT TAKES FAITH AND PATIENCE TO RECEIVE AND SEE THE RESULTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT , SHE GIVES LIFE TO their SEED. LET’S USE AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE GIVES BIRTH TO THE SEED OF GOD’S WORD SOWN INTO OUR LIVES. WE ALL WANT THE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TO BE EXHIBIT IN OUR PHYSICAL LIVES. MANY SEEK RIGHTEOUSNESS BY TRYING TO KEEP THE LAW BY THEIR FLESH : OWN SELF EFFORTS. THIS PRODUCES ” SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE WANT GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS. Phi 3:9 KJV And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 2Co 5:21 KJV For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS TO SAVE US, WE BECOME A NEW CREATION. THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE QUICKEN’S ( GIVES LIFE ) TO THE WORD AND MAKES US A ” BORN AGAIN ” SPIRIT BEING, MADE INTO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. 1Jn 4:17 KJV Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. OUR NATURAL PHYSICAL MAN HASN’T CHANGED BUT WE ARE A NEW CREATION IN OUR SPIRIT. Gal 2:20 KJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. NOW WE NEED THE SOUL AND BODY TO CONFORM TO THE IMAGE OF GOD. BY FAITH, WE DECLARE WHO WE ARE ” IN CHRIST “; NOT WHO WE ARE IN THE FLESH. 2Co 4:18 KJV While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. BY DECLARING WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST, THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL QUICKEN OUR MORTAL BODIES TO CONFORM INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. Rom 8:11 KJV But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. RELIGION WILL TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO LIVE A CERTAIN WAY TO BE RIGHTEOUS. GOD’S WORD SAYS : Rom 3:24 KJV Being justified ( made righteous ) freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: SO AS WE CONTINUE TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT, DECLARING WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS; THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL QUICKEN OUR MORTAL BODIES TO CONFORM INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. CONFESSING WHO WE ARE IN THE NATURAL ( ONCE WE ARE BORN AGAIN ) DOESN’T CHANGE US INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST. IT’S ONLY CONFESSING BY FAITH WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST THAT WE RECEIVE THE GRACE TO LIVE LIKE JESUS. THE HOLY SPIRIT , SHE WILL QUICKEN US INTO HIS IMAGE. JESUS IS RIGHTEOUS, LOVE, PEACE, JOY, MEEK, SELF CONTROL, FAITH, GENTLE, LONG SUFFERING, ETC. WHEN WE CONFESS JESUS IN US, THE HOLY SPIRIT, SHE WILL “GIVE LIFE ” TO THAT INCORRUPTIBLE SEED AND BRING FORTH THESE FRUITS INTO OUR LIVES. IT ALL COMES FROM JESUS, THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
THE FOLLOWING IS SOME DEFINITIONS OF THE HEBREW WORD QUICKEN.
QUICKEN : H2421. BDB Definition: to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. to live. To have life to continue in life, remain alive. to sustain life, to live on or upon. To live (prosperously)
to revive, be quickened. from sickness. To preserve alive, let live. to give life. to quicken, revive, refresh
to restore to life. to cause to grow. to restore to revive. to preserve alive, let live to quicken, revive. to restore (to health). to revive. to restore to life QUICKEN : Origin: a primitive root [compare H2331, H2421]
Strong’s Definition: A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive: – keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.
THE WORD ” QUICKEN ” MEANS : TO GIVE LIFE, RESTORE LIFE, MAKE COME ALIVE, REVIVE, ETC. IT ALL HAS TO DO ABOUT BRINGING LIVE INTO EXISTENCE. TO BRING WHAT IS UNSEEN TO SEEN. THIS IS HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LIKE A FEMALE. A FEMALE RECEIVES THE SEED AND BRINGS FORTH LIVE. THE HOLY SPIRIT FUNCTION IS TO BRING FORTH LIFE FROM THE SPIRIT OF MAN TO THE FLESH OF MAN. INSIDE OF EVERY ” BORN AGAIN ” BELIEVER IS A NEW CREATION : A ” BORN AGAIN. ” SPIRIT MADE INTO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. WHEN WE RECEIVE GOD’S WORD FROM THE ” TREE OF LIFE “; IT IS A SEED THAT NEEDS TO BE NOURISHED. WE NOURISHED THAT SEED BY MEDITATION ON THE WORD SO THAT WE CAN BELIEVE IT. WHEN WE SPEAK IT IN FAITH THE SPIRIT CAN THEN QUICKEN ( BRING TO LIFE ) WHAT WAS DECLARED IN FAITH. GOD’S WORD WILL MAMAFEST WHEN WE KNOW, BELIEVE, AND DECLARE WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US. 2Co 1:20 KJV For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS US THAT THE SPIRIT GIVES LIFE.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS US ABOUT THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT ” GIVEN LIFE “.
Rom 8:11 KJV But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
2Co 3:6 KJV Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Eph 2:1 KJV And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:5 KJV Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Col 2:13 KJV And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
1Pe 3:18 KJV For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: