Mathew, Mark, Luke and John
Mat 25:12 WEB But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
These are frightening words: “I don’t know you! ” That’s why we need a personal relationship with Jesus. Coming to Him daily in praise and worship and Thanksgiving. This is the oil that will keep our lamps burning. These things help our light to shine. You can only get the fullness of love, joy and peace from the one who overflows with it. Col 2:10 KJV And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Dear Jesus! In you is the fullness of life. In you we live and breathe . In you is the fullness of life, peace and joy. We are one in you. GLORY BE TO GOD ! Amen. SHALOM2U
Mat 1:21 KJV And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
JESUS SAVES: this is the good news ” The GOSPEL “. The too good to be true good news. Man finds it hard to believe and unfortunately too many churches are preaching the law instead of the GOSPEL- Good News. Too many Christians are trying to save themselves. They want to keep the law. They want to obey the law; but without Jesus doing it, it can’t be done. It will only produce ” self righteousness “. When we receive Jesus into our hearts, He comes in to save us. By faith not works, we believe and declare who we are ” in Christ Jesus “. We declare by faith that we are righteous in Christ Jesus. He then produces the gift of righteousness in our lives. This is how Jesus saves. When He does the work, we have peace-Shalom and the fullness of joy.
Dear Jesus. Thank you for doing what I could not do. I am righteous in you because you came into my life and saved me. I thank you for the peace that passes understanding and unspeakable joy. Amen
Mat 4:10 KJV Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Here Jesus is quoting : Deu.6:13 KJV Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. The old testament says ” fear ” but Jesus says “worship “.
The Father gave us His son Jesus so that we would love Him and not fear Him : For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. The bible goes on and says that perfect love cast out all fear . It also says that we love Him because He first loved us.
Psa 34:7 KJV The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Here again we see the word ” fear ” but God wants us to love and worship Him. People fear dictators; they don’t love them. God wants us to love Him.
Heavenly Father: we thank you for giving us your Son. There is no greater love than that. Forgive me for not fully appreciating your priceless give. I give you all glory and honor for there is no greater love than yours: Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Shalom2u
EVERYONE KNOWS ” THE OUR FATHER ” PRAYER. THY WILL BE DONE. THY KINGDOM COME ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. UNFORTUNATELY, THE CHURCH HAS MADE A RELIGION OUT OF IT. INSTEAD OF THY WILL BE DONE; IT’S ” IF IT BE THY WILL ” . JESUS DIDN’T GO AROUND AND KEPT ASKING THE FATHER, IF IT BE THY WILL. NO, JESUS KNEW THE WILL OF THE FATHER AND HE SHOWED US HIS WILL THROUGHOUT HIS MINISTRY. GOD’S WILL IS ALWAYS GOOD. THE DEVIL’S WILL IS ALWAYS BAD. Joh 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. JESUS WAS ABLE TO DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER BECAUSE HE PUT THE FATHER FIRST PLACE IN HIS HEART. THIS IS NOT EASY TO DO. WE HAVE MANY DISTRACTIONS IN LIFE THAT KEEP US FROM PUTTING GOD FIRST IN OUR LIVES. WE BELIEVE IN GOD ; BUT WE PUT SO MANY OTHER THINGS FIRST IN OUR LIVES. MAYBE THAT’S OUR REAL ” CROSS ” IN LIFE. Mat 6:33 KJV But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. A GOOD WAY TO DO THIS IS BY ” MEDITATING ” ON GOD’S WORD AND TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT. THIS GIVES HIM HONOR AND IN RETURN YOU WILL BE BLESSED.
DEAR JESUS: THANK YOU FOR SHOWING US THE FATHER AND HOW HE WANTS TO BLESS US, PROTECT US, PROVIDE FOR US. IN GOD IS OUR LOVE, JOY AND SHALOM/ PEACE. AMEN !
Mat 6:33 KJV But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
IT’S NOT EASY FINDING AND LIVING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. FIRST WE HAVE TO BE ” BORN AGAIN ” TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD. THAT’S OUR FIRST ACT WHICH REQUIRES FAITH AND BELIEF IN GOD. A LOT ENTER BUT FAIL TO GROW BECAUSE EVERYTHING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD REQUIRES FAITH. AS PAUL TOLD THE GALATIANS : Gal 3:3 NET Are you so foolish? Although you began with the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by human effort? EVERYTHING IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD STARTS IN THE SUPERNATURAL AND THEN IT BECOMES REAL IN THE NATURAL. UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE TAUGHT TO BE RIGHTEOUS IN THE NATURAL. WE TRY BY OUR OWN HUMAN NATURE TO LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY. WE CAN DO A PRETTY GOOD JOB BUT NEVER MEET GOD’S STANDARDS. 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: THAT IS WHY JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS. 2Co 5:21 KJV For he ( GOD ) hath made him ( JESUS ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. RIGHTEOUSNESS IS GOD’S GIFT TO US , HIS GRACE THAT WE RECEIVE BY FAITH IN JESUS ( NOT OURSELVES : THAT’S SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS ). Rom 5:17 KJV For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.). DID YOU CATCH THAT ? ” REIGN IN LIFE ” ! WE’RE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD : KINGS AND PRIESTS. WE COMMAND EVIL SPIRITS TO GO AND DECLARE GOD’S BLESSINGS ON ONE ANOTHER. IT’S ALL BY FAITH; DECLARING JESUS’S POWER AND AUTHORITY OVER THE ENEMY- SATAN’S KINGDOM. DECLARING JESUS’S GRACE, LOVE AND MERCY ON ALL, ESPECIALLY THE LOST.
DEAR JESUS ! YOU ARE THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS. YOU ARE THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST OF OUR PROFESSION. WE DECLARE YOUR KINGDOM OVER THE EARTH. WE WILL NOT ALLOW SATAN’S KINGDOM TO REIGN ANY MORE. YOUR NAME IS ABOVE EVERY NAME SO THE ENEMY IS DEFEATED. WE DECLARE ” LIGHT BE ” IN JESUS NAME ! WE DECLARE SHALOM/PEACE IN JESUS NAME. TO GOD BE THE GLORY, AMEN !
Mat 9:2 KJV And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
NOTE : ” seeing their faith ” : it wasn’t the man’s faith but their faith. Isn’t it wonderful that we can intercede for others.
” your sins are forgiven “. They brought the man to Jesus ( Jehovah SAVES) and the man’s sins are forgiven. We’re not sure if he came to be forgiven, but Jesus forgave his sins anyway. God does things exceedingly, abundantly above what we can think or ask. The word ” save ” is ” sozo ” in Greek. It means save body, soul, and spirit: the whole man.
Dear Jesus: Thank you for giving your whole life as a sacrifice for me. By your sacrifice, i am ” saved ” ; body, soul and spirit. Thank you for your Shalom/ Peace. Amen
Mat 11:11 KJV Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
“BORN OF WOMEN ” , NOT ” BORN AGAIN “. WHEN WE ARE ” BORN AGAIN “, WE ARE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. WE ARE ” IN CHRIST JESUS ” , A NEW CREATION, KINGS AND PRIEST, PARTAKERS OF THE DIVINE NATURE, MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. ALL OF THIS IS ” GOOD NEWS “. TO GOOD TO BELIEVE. GOOD NEWS; EXCEPT IT’S GOD’S GOOD NEWS. YOU ARE GREATER THAN JOHN THE BAPTIST BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE ” BORN AGAIN ” . YOU ARE NOW ” IN CHRIST JESUS “. THIS IS WHERE YOUR FAITH COMES IN. YOU HAVE TO KNOW, BELIEVE, AND DECLARE BEFORE THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN BRING IT TO PASS. DON’T RELY ON YOUR FLESH FOR WHAT YOU SEE . SEE WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES ; SEE THAT YOU ARE A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS.
DEAR JESUS! YOU ARE AMAZING. YOU DO EXCEEDINGLY , ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE ALL THAT WE CAN THINK AND ASK. YOU MAKE US MORE THAN CONQUERS BY YOUR LIVING IN US. NOW WE CAN DEFEAT THE ENEMY OF OUR SOUL AND LIVE IN YOUR LOVE, GRACE, AND SHALOM/PEACE. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. AMEN ! SHALOM2U
Mat 12:37 KJV For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
JESUS JUST GOT DONE TALKING ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORDS ONE SPEAKS. HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE WORDS THAT YOU RECEIVE THAT GOES DOWN INTO YOUR HEART AND OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. WHEN WE LET WHAT THE WORLD SAYS IS TRUE INSTEAD OF WHAT GOD’S WORDS SAYS IS TRUE.; WE WILL SPEAK WORDS OF FEAR, DOUBT , AND UNBELIEF. IT’S NO WONDER WE DON’T RECEIVE WHAT WE PRAY FOR , FROM GOD. GOD WANTS TO BLESS US. HIS WORD IS FULL OF BLESSING THAT IS OURS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS. WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR, THESE BLESSINGS ARE OUR INHERITANCE.
DEAR JESUS! THANK YOU FOR SUFFERING FOR ME. BY YOUR SACRIFICE, YOU REDEEMED ME FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW ( deut. 28 ). YOU FULFILLED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW. NOW THAT I AM IN YOU AND YOU ARE IN ME , I AM ” REDEEMED “. FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW. NOW I HAVE ALL THE BLESSINGS OF GOD. I WILL ONLY CONFESS THESE BLESSINGS. I AM REDEEMED: GLORY BE TO GOD. AMEN. SHALOM2U
Joh 1:12 NHEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name,
Everyone wants to be famous. Everyone wants to be a super hero. It’s nice to be recognized; to be noticed, to be honored etc.. Here we are given that opportunity to be someone special. Except for being God, there is no one that can come close to be a super being. Becoming a child of God is way above what anyone can fathom. It’s better than being Superman and yet God is given each one of us that opportunity to be His child. It’s one of the many ways that God reveals His great love for us. There are only 2 conditions to become a child of God. First it says ” believe in His name “. This may sound simple but there is a little depth into it. Many believe in the name of Jesus but only in a superficial way. Many don’t know fully what the name means. Jesus: Jehovah saves, Jehovah is salvation. We know that in a general way but the word” saves ” means much more in Hebrew. Salvation isn’t limited to ones soul or spirit but the whole man: body, soul, and spirit. God does everything completely, wholeheartedly. He does it all. Our part is to believe. This belief requires a continual relationship with Jesus the savior. Many receive by faith but then they go back trying to make themselves righteous by trying to keep the law. No ! It’s not our works but faith in Jesus to do it. When we abide ” in Him “, He does the saving. He is the ” tree of Life “. We constantly feed on Him declaring who we are” in Him “. 1Jn 4:17 NHEB In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world. Our righteousness is from faith in Him. 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. This is the Good News, the Gospel. So when we sin, we confess that we, the born again man, is righteous because we are” in Christ “. Jesus will continue to change us into His image as we seek Him as our savior. Put to death the old man by believing and declaring the new man, the born again man. The born again man is your born again spirit man. Your soul has to be renewed and this is done by declaring who you are ” in Christ Jesus “. Then the Holy Spirit quickens the body to live.more like the born again man.
Dear Jesus: I thank you for making me into your image by believing in you. Believing that your sacrifice reconciles me to become a child of God. It was always the Father’s wish and you made it happen. Glory be to God! Amen. Shalom2u
Joh 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Who is the thief? It seems so obvious that it’s the devil but in the world; it’s always God that gets the blame. We call it ” acts of God “. But hear we can clearly see that it’s the devil. God gets blame for almost everything and yet it’s the devil doing it all. Instead of praising God for all He has created; we praise the creation instead of the God, the Creator. This allows the devil to do all his destructive work ( tornadoes , floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, sickness and disease) and put the blame on God. The devil is a master deceiver. He talked Adam and Eve into not believing in God and he is doing the same to us. The only way for us to fight against these tragedies in our life is to believe in God. Believe that God wants the best for you. He’s for you not against you. It takes faith. It takes knowing God, knowing His ways, knowing His promises. An example would be knowing PSALM 91. There are many promises in that Psalm. I call it preventive medicine. If we believe and declare these promises; we would see less evil in our lives. Faith is the opposite of fear. It’s only natural to fear certain things but if you can get those promises down into your heart, you will have faith to believe and not fear. Meditating on Jesus and all that He did for us on the cross will help us grow in faith and not fear.
Dear Jesus. We keep our eyes on you. You are the author and finisher of our faith. You are love. So we focus on your love knowing: 1Jn 4:18 KJV There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. Your love is perfect. Thank you Jesus for your love. Amen Shalom2u
Joh 14:6 NHEB Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER ! OH HOW CAN WE EVER PRAISE YOU ENOUGH. ALL HONOR AND GLORY BELONGS TO YOU. YOU HAVE BLESSED US WITH THE HONOR OF ALL HONORS. ONE TRIES ALL THEIR LIFE TO RECEIVE HONOR, A MEDAL, A PLAQUE; THAT WILL FADE AWAY IN TIME. YOU HONOR US BY OUR BELIEVING IN YOU. A GOD THAT WOULD DO ANYTHING TO PROVE HIS LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN. WE ARE OVERWHELMED AND HUMBLED BY SUCH LOVE FROM ONE WHO IS ABOVE ALL. TO BE ABLE TO CALL YOU ” FATHER, DADDY, ABBA ” IS TO MUCH TO COMPREHEND. THIS FILLS US WITH EVERLASTING LOVE, PEACE, AND JOY.
DEAR JESUS! THANK YOU FOR YOU MADE IT ALL HAPPEN BY YOUR SACRIFICE. Joh 1:12 NHEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name, WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE OUR SAVIOR AND RECEIVE THE HONOR OF HAVING GOD AS OUR FATHER. AGAIN YOU DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE CAN ASK FOR AND THINK. TO GOD BE THE GLORY AMEN!
Joh 14:27 KJV Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
There is a lot of fear in the world but it shouldn’t be for Christians. It true that a lot of fearful things happen in the world but Luk 8:48 KJV And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. This woman was troubled for many years but when she believed in the Prince of Peace ( Jehovah Shalom) she touched Him by faith and received her peace. Her whole being was at peace: body, soul and spirit. She received her healing but much more . This is what Jesus wants to do for us. What ever the storm in life is causing you to be fearful; you must focus on Jesus and not the storm. The more we abide in Him, we will receive faith to believe and He will cast our fears away.
Dear Jesus. You said:
Joh 16:33 KJV These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. I choose to focus on you and not the storm. You are the Prince of Peace. I receive your Peace and give you praise and Thanksgiving for it. To God be the Glory! Amen
Joh 14:27 KJV Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY EXCEEDINGLY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES OF GOD. HE WANTS US TO HAVE PEACE DURING ANY STORM IN LIFE. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS REQUIRES FAITH AND THAT’S THE HARD PART. IT REALLY TAKES A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE TO PUT YOUR TRUST IN THEM. USUALLY ITS A PARENT OR A SPOUSE THAT GIVES YOU THAT MUCH CONFIDENCE. JESUS WANTS YOU TO HAVE THAT CONFIDENCE IN HIM. YOU ESTABLISH THAT CONFIDENCE BY SPENDING TIME WITH HIM. MEDITATING ON HIS LIFE GIVING WORDS HELPS US GROW IN FAITH AND LOVE FOR HIM. LEARNING ABOUT HOW MUCH HE SACRIFICED FOR US. HOW HE HAD COMPASSION THOSE WHO CAME TO HIM IN NEED. HIS POWER NOT TO HARM BUT HEAL THE SICK, RAISE THE DEAD AND SET THE CAPTIVES FREE. THE APOSTLES WERE WITH HIM ALL THIS TIME; BUT THEY STILL HAD A HARD TIME BELIEVING. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE; BUT SPENDING THE TIME IN HIS PRESENCE WILL RESULT IN GREAT REWARDS. AS STATED IN Heb 11:6 NHEB Now without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
DEAR JESUS ! THANK YOU FOR REVEALING YOURSELF TO ME. AS I CONTINUALLY SEEK YOU, I BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL REWARD ME WITH YOUR LOVE, JOY, AND PEACE. 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!