Psa 5:12 NHEB For you bless the righteous, LORD. You surround him with favor like a shield.
GOD WANTS TO CONTINUALLY BLESS US. HE GAVE US HIS BEST, WHEN HE GAVE US HIS SON. IN JESUS IS ALL THE GRACE WE NEED TO HAVE FULLNESS OF LIFE. 2Pe 1:2 KJV Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the “knowledge” of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
THAT WORD ” KNOWLEDGE ” GOES FAR BEYOND JUST KNOWING. IT IMPLIES ” ACKNOWLEDGING “. THIS INVOLVES: KNOWING, BELIEVING AND DECLARING WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US AND WHO WE ARE BY FAITH IN HIM.
DEAR JESUS! THANK YOU FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH IN YOU. WE EXPECT YOUR FAVOR IN ALL OUR TRIALS. WE PUT UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH AND YOU SURROUND US WITH THE SHIELD OF FAVOR. LET THE LORD BE MAGNIFIED, WHO DELIGHTS IN THE PROSPERITY OF HIS SERVANT. AMEN! SHALOM2U
Joh 8:36 NHEB So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
I KNEW THIS SCRIPTURE. I WOULD QUOTE IT MANY TIMES; YET I WASN’T SET FREE. HERE I AM STILL IN BONDAGE TO SIN. I BELIEVED THAT JESUS WAS MY SAVIOR, YET I STILL WASN’T SET FREE. WHAT WAS I MISSING? IT SEEM THAT I WAS STILL TRYING TO SAVE MYSELF BY MY OWN EFFORTS. THIS IS WHAT THE CHURCH HAS BEEN TEACHING ME ALL ( LIKE 60 YEARS ) THESE YEARS. FINALLY , I TOLD THE LORD THAT I NEEDED HIS HELP. THEN HE LED ME TO THE PATH OF GRACE. TRYING TO SAVE ONESELF IS NOT FAITH AND IT’S NOT GRACE. IT’S ONLY SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS. WHEN JESUS SAVES YOU BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN HIM ; THEN IT’S HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
IT’S ABOUT BELIEVING : 2Co 5:21 NHEB For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. WE HAVE TO SEE AND BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ” IN HIM “. THIS STARTS BY TELLING THE LORD THAT WE ARE A SINNER AND ASK HIM TO COME INTO OUR HEART AND SAVE US. THEN ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT JESUS DID AND DOES SAVE US. NOW WE NO LONGER LOOK AT OUR FLESH TO TELL US IF WE ARE RIGHTEOUS OR NOT. BY FAITH, WE KNOW, BELIEVE, AND DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IN US. THIS IS FAITH ” IN JESUS “. WHEN WE DO SIN, WE DECLARE THAT IT’S THE OLD MAN NOT THE NEW MAN. BEING ” BORN AGAIN ” MEANS THAT YOU HAVE BECOME A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS. THIS IS WHAT WE CONFESS: ALL WHAT WE ARE IN HIM. WE KEEP DECLARING OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IN HIM AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL “QUICKEN ” ( GIVE LIFE TO, GIVE BIRTH TO, BEAR FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS) IN OUR MORTAL ( FLESH) BODIES.
DEAR JESUS! THANK YOU FOR COMING TO SAVE US. YOU DO IT ALL. IN YOU WE LIVE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS. AS YOUR WORD DECLARES: Joh 6:63 NHEB It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life. NOW NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT YOUR LOVE, JOY AND PEACE. GLORY BE TO GOD AMEN!
Heb 10:14 NHEB For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
FOREVER SANCTIFIED – MADE PERFECT : NOT THAT WE LIVE PERFECT LIVES BUT, ” IN CHRIST JESUS ” THE FATHER SEES AND ACCEPTS US AS PERFECT.
BEING SANCTIFIED: OUR NEW MAN, OUR BORN AGAIN SPIRIT, IS SANCTIFIED BUT OUR OUTWARD MAN, THE FLESH IS BEING SANCTIFIED. THIS COMES ABOUT NOT BY OUR OWN EFFORTS BUT BY GRACE. THAT’S WHY WE NEED A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. CONFESSING WHO WE ARE IN HIM, PRAISING HIM FOR HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. GIVING HIM ALL THE HONOR AND GLORY. THIS IS HOW OUR FLESH IS SANCTIFIED. AGAIN IT ALL GOES BACK TO: Eph 2:8 NHEB for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
DEAR JESUS! YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. OUR LIGHT SHINES AS WE ABIDE IN YOU. WE, THE BODY OF CHRIST, CONTINUALLY NEED YOUR PRESENTS IN OUR LIVES FOR THE WORLD TO SEE YOUR GLORY. ALL HONOR AND GLORY BE TO YOU, LORD JESUS AMEN ! SHALOM2U
2Co 7:1 NHEB Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
WITHOUT JESUS WE CAN DO NOTHING; SO IT’S OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM THAT HELPS US TO CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM SIN
2Co 1:20 For however many are the promises of God, in him is the “Yes.” Therefore also through him is the “Amen”, to the glory of God through us.
IT’S THE PROMISES OF GOD, THAT CLEANSES US FROM SIN. LIKE THE SONG SAYS: WHAT CAN MAKE ME WHITE AGAIN. NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
KNOWING, BELIEVING, DECLARING THE PROMISES OF GOD WILL CLEANSE YOU AND MAKE YOU WHOLE. IT’S ALL GRACE BY FAITH IN JESUS, NOT WORKS AND NOT THE LAW. Eph 1:7 KJV In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
DEAR JESUS ! IT’S ALL YOU! IT’S YOUR LOVE, YOUR GRACE , YOUR SACRIFICE, YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD THAT CLEANSES US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. ONLY BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US, CAN WE ENTER OUR HOLY FATHER’S PRESENTS. Heb 10:19 NHEB Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, IN YOUR PRESENTS IS THERE THE FULLNESS OF LOVE, JOY AND PEACE. GLORY BE TO GOD, AMEN! SHALOM2U
2Th 3:3-4 NHEB 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things we command.
NOTE V3 : ” THE LORD IS FAITHFUL ” . PAUL IS STATING THAT THE LORD WILL DO IT. IT TAKES FAITH IN HIM FOR HIM TO DO IT. OUR PART IS NOT TRYING TO DO IT BY OUR OWN EFFORTS, BUT FAITH IN HIM. BY GRACE NOT WORKS. WE MUST BE FAITHFUL IN FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH. ALWAYS DECLARING THAT JESUS DID IT AND THEN IT WILL COME TO PASS.
NOTE V4 : THIS IS CONTINUING OF THE PREVIOUS VERSE. AGAIN PAUL IS EXPRESSING HIS CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD. WHEN HE STATES ” BOTH ” ; HE IS STATING THAT BOTH YOU WITH FAITH IN THE LORD WILL BRING IT TO PASS. THIS IS WHAT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IS ALL ABOUT; DECLARING WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE BEFORE YOU SEE IT IN THE FLESH.
DEAR JESUS ! AS WE KNOW, BELIEVE AND DECLARE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US BY YOUR SACRIFICE ; WE WILL RECEIVE OUR ” BREAKTHROUGH “. I T’S ALWAYS YOU WORKING IN US AND THROUGH US THAT MAKES US MORE THAN CONQUERS. YOU ARE FAITHFUL ! HAVING DEFEATED THE ENEMY YOU BRINGS LOVE, JOY AND PEACE/SHALOM TO US. GLORY BE TO GOD AMEN! SHALOM2U
Psa 5:11 NHEB But let all those who take refuge in you rejoice. Let them always shout for joy, because you defend them. And let those who love your name be joyful in you.
IN THE FLESH, WE ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ALL KINDS OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL AFFECTIONS. GOD IS GIVING US A PROMISE HERE THAT HE WILL BE OUR REFUGE, OUR HIDING PLACE.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER! BECAUSE OF THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS, YOUR BELOVED SON AND THE LOVER OF OUR SOUL. WE TAKE REFUGE IN YOU, EL SHADDAI , OUR ABBA, OUR DADDY. WE SHOUT FOR JOY AND PRAISE YOUR NAME. FOR THE ALMIGHTY ONE HAS DONE GREAT THINGS FOR ME. PRAISE BE TO GOD AMEN! SHALOM2U