James-Jude

Epistles - James - Jude

Declaring who you are in Christ Jesus

   Jas 1:2-4 WEB 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

   Some translations say trials instead of temptations.  I  think that trials is a better word because it includes everything that we go through in life, including temptations.  Whatever trials we are going through, God’s word has an answer for it.  It’s up to us to know, believe and declare God’s promises over that trial.  It requires patience and endurance, which are not our best attributes. 

  Dear Jesus!   Thank you for enduring all the trials that you endured while doing the will of the Father.   You endured it all for us so that we would overcome the trials that we face.   You are not only our Saviour but Deliverer too.   Psalm 34:19 NIV  The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;   Whatever trial that we are facing today, we cry out to You, our Saviour and Deliverer.   To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

   Jas 1:12-15 WEB 12 Blessed is a person who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God can’t be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own lust and enticed. 15 Then the lust, when it has conceived, bears sin. The sin, when it is full grown, produces death.

   Because of the fall of man, we are born with a sinful nature.   Jesus came to save us from that sinful nature.  When we are “born again “, we receive a new nature.  We become a new creation made in the image and likeness of God.  This new creation needs to grow and become mature.  Our abiding in Jesus does that.  Then we will bear the fruits of the Holy Spirit and die to the lust of the flesh. 

  Dear Jesus!   Your word tells us:   1 John 3:6 DARBY  Whoever abides in him, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.  Thank you Jesus for setting us free from the lust of this world and giving us Your divine nature of love, peace, and joy.   To God be the glory Amen!  Shalom2u

   Jas 1:18-21 WEB 18 Of his own will he gave birth to us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. 19 So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man doesn’t produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness, receive with humility the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

    Apostle James tells us that God gave birth to us by the word of Truth.   The birth that God gives is a spiritual birth.  We are born again into the image and likeness of God by the Word of Truth, Jesus.   This is how we are to live and mature.  The more we live in the Spirit, we will grow from immature babies to mature children of God.   Unfortunately most keep walking in the flesh and fail to mature. That’s why so many have a hard time during what verse 19-20 says.  Verse 21 says receive with humility the implanted word that is able to save your soul. 

    Dear Jesus!  You are that seed, the incorruptible word that created us into Your image and likeness.   We humbly come to You to grow and mature into Your image and likeness.   In You, we are able to put to death the things of the flesh.  In You we walk in the Spirit and produce the fruits of love, peace, joy, etc.  To God be the glory Amen!       Shalom2u

       Jas 1:23-25 WEB 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he sees himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of freedom and continues, not being a hearer who forgets, but a doer of the work, this man will be blessed in what he does.

We are called to live by faith.  Jesus did all the work. John 19:30 Darby When therefore Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished; and having bowed his head, he delivered up his spirit.  When we believe and declare what Jesus has done for us, then we are doers of the word.  Jesus makes us righteous by faith in Him.  2 Corinthians 5:21 Darby Him who knew not sin he has made sin for us, that we might become God’s righteousness in him.  Trying to make ourselves righteous only leads to self righteousness. 

Dear Jesus!  You came to save us.  Your sacrifice did it all.  Believing in you, is believing in what you have done for us.  Thank you for making us righteous, a new creation in your image and likeness, filling us with your peace, love and joy.  We receive all this grace by faith in You.  To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

     Jas 1:26-27 WEB 26 If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn’t bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is worthless. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

  What we say has power.  Proverbs 18:21 Darby  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  Saying who we are in the flesh only keeps us living in the flesh.  Saying who we are in Christ Jesus, transforms us into His image and likeness.   This is speaking faith words and thereby we are controlling our tongue not to speak unbelief.  Then we are empowered to care for the fatherless and widows. 

Dear Jesus!   You showed love and compassion for all that came to you.  You knew that you were in the Father and the Father was in You.  We in You and You in us gives us the compassion to love and care for one another.   To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u

Jas 2:21-24 WEB 21 Wasn’t Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith worked with his works, and by works faith was perfected. 23 So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him as righteousness,” and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that by works, a man is justified, and not only by faith.

It’s hard for me to understand what the Apostle James is saying. Actually the Bible says that Abraham was justified by faith. Galatians 3:6 Darby. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.

Romans 4:2 web For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not toward God.

Romans 4:3 DARBY for what does the scripture say? And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness. Faith comes before works. The works that truly count are the ones that come from Faith. Jesus is our best example Joh 8:28 WEB Jesus therefore said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and I do nothing of myself, but as my Father taught me, I say these things.   Again in John 6:28 web They said therefore to him, “What must we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

   The works of God comes from faith.  It comes from abiding in Jesus.   Ephesians 2:10 web  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

Dear Jesus!   You did all that the Father revealed to You to do.  Works that no mere human being could do.  You said that those who believe in You, would do greater works. John 14:12 web  Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.

     We shall continually seek You and Your will.  You working in us will defeat the darkness and bring light into the world.   We command that the blind see, deaf hear, lame walk, lepers cleansed, and captives set free in Jesus name Amen!  To God be the glory Amen!     Shalom2u

    Jas 3:2 WEB For we all stumble in many things. Anyone who doesn’t stumble in word is a perfect person, able to bridle the whole body also.

There are many scriptures that talk about the words we speak.  Here are a few. 

Psa 39:1 I said, “I will watch my ways, so that I do not sin with my tongue. I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.”

Job 6:24 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Proverbs 18:21 web :Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.

Apostle James is telling us of the evil that an untamed tongue can cause.  The tongue can cause a lot of good also.  When we use the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, against the kingdom of satan; we are using our tongue correctly.  When we use it to bless people, we are using it correctly.  When we curse our fellow man; we are using it incorrectly. 

Dear Jesus!  You went through a lot of trials and suffering from mankind; but you used your tongue correctly.  On the cross, you said Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing.  Only you living in us, can we have that much patience and understanding for those that hurt us.  We pray for your blessings on all mankind.    2 Corinthians 13:14 WEB  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s love, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen. Shalom 2 U

   Jas 3:10-12 WEB 10 Out of the same mouth comes blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both saltwater and freshwater.

The more that we abide in Jesus, the more we will produce good fruit and speak life given words to those that need to be blessed.  As a priest in the Kingdom of God, we are called to pray for one another.  As a King in the Kingdom of God, we take authority over the spirit’s of darkness. 

Dear Jesus!  Abiding in You, gives us a heart for the lost and a zeal to fight against the darkness.   You are the King of kings and Your name is above all other names.  Shalom/ Peace on earth and good will to all in Jesus name Amen.  To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u 

1Peter 2:9 web  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

Jas 3:13-15 WEB13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t boast and don’t lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

So the Apostle James is saying that there are two kinds of wisdom: Godly and demonic. We don’t hear that word “demonic ” very much in the church or in the world. Yet it is this demonic wisdom and activities that are causing all this darkness in the world. We have too many so-called wise leaders calling good evil and evil good. It wasn’t that long ago that some of these leaders were saying just the opposite.

Dear Jesus! It is so easy to be deceived. When we care more about ourselves and less about others and Your Kingdom. You are our wisdom, righteousness, our Good Shepherd that keeps us from being led astray. We only listen to Your voice that gives us life. To God be the glory Amen. Shalom2u

James 3:17 web But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

  Jas 4:3-4 WEB 3 You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Apostle James seems to be judging, which some say that we shouldn’t do.  Even Jesus judged the Pharisees. 

So James is telling the Jews here that lust and being an adulterer is a reason why we don’t get our prayers answered.  A lot of times, we are praying for the right reason and according to God’s will.  The problem can be adultery or Idolatry.  When we are unfaithful to God, it’s adultery and Idolatry.  God wants to bless us but He will not, unless we put Him first place in our hearts.   Spend some good quality time with God.  Praise Him, adore Him and thank Him for all that He has already done and even the things that haven’t come to pass yet. 

  Dear Jesus!   The things of the world do occupy our lives more than they should.  Forgive us Jesus for not honoring You above all things.   Holy Spirit please help us to praise God above all things.   We thank You Jesus for Your sacrifice, Your grace and the abundant life that You give to us.  To God be the glory Amen!  Shalom2u 

Mt 6:33 KJV But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

  Jas 4:6-10 WEB 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.

 We hear that God is gracious.  He wants everyone to receive His grace. It says here that grace is given to the humble, not the proud.   We humble ourselves when we put God first place in our lives.  When we agree with what God says over what man says. 

Dear Jesus!  Grace is what is needed to be saved.  You are the source of all grace.  We humbly come to You to receive that grace to save our souls and give us abundant life in You.  To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u 

 

Mat 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jas 5:14-16 WEB14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, 15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.

Mar 16:17-18 WEB 17 These signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new languages; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

 We can see from these scriptures and others,  that it is God’s will for people to be healed and set free.   I realize that it’s not an easy task.   If it was, you and I would be going around healing everyone that we meet.  Nonetheless, it is God’s will.  Let’s never give up.   We might not be called individually to heal the sick and cast out demons but we all have a part to play.  We need to pray for all our religious leaders, the body of Christ that God’s anointing will fall on them as they go and declare God’s Good News. 

  Dear Jesus!   We see in Your word what You did for all mankind and Your desire that all be Saved: body, soul, and spirit.  You are the head of the body.  You are the author and finisher of our faith.   We seek Your anointing on all the body of Christ so that Your will be done.  2  Corinthians 13:14 NIV May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

Most of us will focus on: that you may obey. If we don’t focus on what is first said; we will put ourselves under the law. It says that we are sanctified by the Spirit.  Sanctified: holy, pure, righteous, dedicated;  these are all received as gifts, Grace by faith in Jesus Christ.  That’s why it always comes back to know, believe, and declare by faith who you are in Christ Jesus.   

 Dear Jesus!  1Pe 1:2 WEB according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. Thank you for the gift of Grace.  You are the source of Grace.  By your Grace, we can love God with all our hearts and souls and our neighbors as ourselves.  To God be the glory Amen!  Shalom2u 2Pe 1:2 WEB Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,

 1Pe 1:3-7 WEB 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved in various trials, 7 that the proof of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes even though it is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ—

” begotten again ” : being BORN again. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. Because of Adam’s disobedience, we lost that image therefore we have to be born again.  Once we receive Jesus as our Saviour, we are born again.  This is what we are called to believe.   It says of incorruptible seed.  This incorruptible seed needs to grow and as it grows; we become more and more like Jesus.   The problem with most Christians is that we continue to focus on the old man.  We declare who we are in the flesh and so we don’t grow in the Spirit.  It doesn’t take faith to say who we are in the flesh.   It does take faith to declare who we are in the Spirit, the New Man, the New Creation in Christ Jesus.   

  Dear Jesus!  All that we are comes by faith in You.  Abiding in You, believing what You have done for us allows that incorruptible seed to grow and bears fruit for Your honor and glory.   To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

   1Pe 1:8-10 WEB 8 whom, not having known, you love. In him, though now you don’t see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, 9 receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets sought and searched diligently. They prophesied of the grace that would come to you,

  We have not seen Jesus, but yet we believe in Him.  This is the basis of faith.  The more that we believe in Him, the more we will grow in our Christian Faith.   When we believe what Jesus has done (not ourselves) ,we receive grace: God’s unmerited favor.  This is how God works in us.  The result is the salvation of our souls. 

   Dear Jesus!  You are the bread of life. We feed on all that you have done for us.  We declare your great and precious promises by which you work in us for the salvation of our souls.  To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom 2 U

1Pe 1:13 NHEB Therefore, prepare your minds for action, be sober and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Apostle Peter is telling us a few things to ponder on. Revelation of Jesus Christ is not something that is going to help us after we die. We need that “revelation ” now. It’s the revelation of Jesus in our lives that gives us the grace that we need to live righteously. The more we get to know Jesus, the more He is revealed in our lives.


  Dear Jesus!  There are many seeking grace to live their lives more like You.  You are the source of all grace.  You are the source of all life. The more we know and believe in You, Jesus, the more we grow in grace. 2Pe 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,   Thank You for giving us life.   To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u

 1Pe 1:18-19 WEB 18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish or spot, the blood of Christ,

The Bible tells us that we are ” redeemed “. We are redeemed because Jesus is our Redeemer. It’s important to understand what redeemed means: to release on receipt of ransom,

to redeem, liberate by payment of ransom

to cause to be released to one’s self by payment of a ransom

.to redeem :to deliver: from evils of every kind, internal and external

When we believe in Jesus, we are called to believe that He is our Redeemer and has redeemed us. Deuteronomy 28 tells us of all the curses of the Law. Believers are called to know and believe that Jesus paid the price by His sacrifice and therefore we are redeemed. We are redeemed when we know, believe, and declare our redemption in Christ Jesus.

Psalms 107:2 NKJV Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,

Galatians 3:13 WEB Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,”

TITUS 2:14 niv who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

  Dear Jesus!  You have redeemed us by Your sacrifice through Your blood.   Redeemed from the curse of the law.  Redeemed from the power of satan.   To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u

    1Pe 1:21 WEB who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead, and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God.

  It’s good to ask ourselves, where is our faith?   If we answer, in ourselves; we’re going in the wrong direction.   Our faith has to be in Jesus.  It’s what He did for us that counts.   Who we are by faith in Him. 

   Dear Jesus!   When we believe all that you did for us; we are in awesome wonder.  The Universe that you have created amazes us to no end.  What is even more amazing is how you transform us from glory to glory, as we abide in You.   To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

    1Pe 1:23 WEB having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which lives and remains forever.

” Incorruptible seed ” cannot be destroyed but it still needs to grow and produce fruit. Meditating on the word brings revelation which helps our faith to produce fruit.  Fruit only lasts for a limited time.  Fruit has seeds in it so that it can produce more fruit.  As we continue to abide in Jesus, the incorruptible seed in us will continue to bear more fruit: love, peace, joy, self control, patience, meekness, etc..

  Dear Jesus!  You give us abundant life.  In you, we are a “New Creation “.  You fill us with so much love, peace, and joy that we just want to pass it on to others.    Hebrews 13:20‭-‬21 NKJV Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.   Shalom 2 U

   1Pe 2:2 WEB as newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that with it you may grow,

We need to feed on the word of GOD to grow. Jesus is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. When we are first “born again “, we are like babies.  Jesus takes special care of us and we need to feed on the pure milk of God’s Word.   This represents some basic truths of the Gospel. There are fundamental truths like John 3:16.  Easy to swallow.  Easy to take in.   The problem with the church is that we are fed too much milk and not enough meat to fully mature.

  Dear Jesus!  You have done exceedingly, abundantly more than we can think or imagine.  As we continue to abide in You, help us to grow and mature in You.  Then we will be able to fight for You Kingdom and come against the power of darkness.  To God be the glory Amen!     Shalom2u

     1Pe 2:5 WEB You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

JESUS is our High Priest. WE are priests in HIM.

1Pe 2:-9. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

  Everyone in the body of Christ is a priest and a king:  royal priesthood.   There are specially appointed members in the body of Christ that have specific and higher callings but we all are called to act like ” spiritual ” kings and priests.  We all are called as kings to spiritually fight against the spirits of darkness.  As priests, we are all called to pray for one another, especially the lost.  

   Dear Jesus!   You left us with authority and a command to preach the Gospel, lay hands on the sick and cast out demons.   You are the author and perfecter of our faith.  Help us to grow in faith to do Your will here on earth.   To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u

      1Pe 2:6 WEB Because it is contained in Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, chosen and precious: He who believes in him will not be disappointed.”

    Everything that we do and believe must be founded on the cornerstone : Jesus.  It’s not about what we can do or who we are individually.  It’s about who we are in Christ and what He has done.   This is believing in Him. 

   Dear Jesus!  You are the foundation of our faith.  It’s your sacrifice that makes us children of God.  It’s Your blood that cleansed us from all unrighteousness. You have done exceedingly, abundantly more than we can ask and imagine.  To God be the glory Amen!    Shalom2u

    1Pe 2:11 WEB Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

  Apostle Peter is telling us two things here.  First that we are pilgrims; this is not really our home.  To abstain from fleshly lust, we must walk in the spirit.  We are pilgrims here but we must identify ourselves with our New Creation spirit. The more we identify who we are in Christ Jesus, the more we will live like Him.  This will help us to abstain from fleshly lust.  

Dear Jesus!   The more that we abide in You, the more we are able to live like You.  You give life to our souls which help us to defeat the things of this world.  In you we overcome the lust of the flesh.  Ephesians, 5:29. For no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord also does the assembly; 30. because we are members of his body, of his flesh and bones.  All glory and honor to you Lord Jesus Amen!   Shalom 2 U

1Pe 2:24 WEB He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness. You were healed by his wounds.

 

 What a beautiful verse.  It declares some extremely,  overwhelming GOOD NEWS.  It’s declaring what Jesus has done for us.  As Jesus said on the cross: It is finished.   He bore our sins so now we don’t have to. As long as we look at our flesh instead of our New Creation in Christ Jesus,  we will see ourselves as sinners and unrighteous.  Only in Christ Jesus can we see ourselves as righteous.  Remember, righteousness is a gift received by faith in Jesus.   It goes on and declares that by Jesus’ wounds, we were healed.  Again the flesh we deny it.  It is a battle.  The spirit wars against the flesh and the flesh against the spirit.  It is a very tough battle.  It requires faith and patience. 

Dear Jesus!   You have done exceedingly  abundantly above all that we can think or imagine.  As we abide in You, helps us to keep our eyes on you and not what we see in the flesh.  Be it done according to Your word.  To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom2u 

Mat 8:17 NHEB that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.”

1Pe 5:7 KJV Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

THE WORLD IS FULL OF THINGS TO FEAR AND BE WORRIED ABOUT. 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.. JESUS KNOWS ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH BUT HE SAYS ” BE OF GOOD CHEER “.      I WONDER HOW MANY ;” YOU MUST BE CRAZY LOOKS ” JESUS GOT AFTER SAYING THOSE WORDS.     HE MIGHT NOT HAVE GOTTEN ANY. BY THIS TIME,    THE APOSTLES WERE WITH JESUS A LONG TIME. THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO; SPEND TIME IN JESUS PRESENTS. MEDITATE ON HIS WORDS,  TO YOU. TALK TO HIM AND GIVE HIM PRAISE.     THEN YOUR FAITH WILL GROW TO BELIEVE.
DEAR JESUS ! THANK YOU FOR CARING FOR ME SO MUCH THAT BY YOUR SUFFERING , I CAN RECEIVE YOUR PEACE.      YOU ARE JEHOVAH SHALOM.      YOU TAKE MY CARES AWAY AND GIVE ME YOUR PEACE. GLORY BE TO GOD. AMEN !
SHALOM2U


       2Pe 1:3 KJV According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
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HIS Divine power: GOD’s Word, GOD’ s Holy Spirit, GOD’ s Son-Jesus Christ , the name of Jesus.
Psa 8:6 KJV Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

      God’s initial plan and purpose was to make man into His image and likeness . 
Gen 1:26 KJV 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 creepeth upon the earth.
     This was God’s plan but man was deceived by satan and lost his identity with God.   Now God had to come up with another plan that would once again make man into His image and likeness.   Jesus sacrifice on the cross is how God would reconcile man to Himself.   Man had nothing to do with him being made in the image and likeness of God.   His lack of faith in God was the reason that he lost his identity with God.   Now God is requiring us to have faith in Him by believing in the sacrifice of His Son.   That’s why we are saved by grace not works.   The scripture says “His divine power ” has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness.   His power not our works.   It goes on to say through the knowledge of Him.   Again not our works but knowing all that Jesus did by His sacrifice.   We only get to know Jesus by inviting Him into our heart and have a personal relationship with Him.   We already know that we are sinners.   Too weak to save ourselves.   It’s all about knowing Jesus and how He saves us by grace though faith.   A good place to start is knowing that we are righteous not by our actions but by faith.   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.  We believe  and declare that we are righteous by faith in Jesus and the Holy Spirit will quicken our body into His image.   It’s a evolutionary process .  Day after day believing not what we see or feel but only by faith in what Jesus has done.   Remember,  His divine power does it all.

        Lord Jesus.  I thank for bringing us back to the Father into the Kingdom of God,  making us once again a child of God.    Saved by grace not works; your Devine power.   Glory be to God! Amen.

 

1Jn 4:9 KJV In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM.      THIS IS WHAT MOST CHRISTIAN ARE FAILING TO BELIEVE.       WE ARE NOT TAUGHT TO BELIEVE THIS.      WE ARE TAUGHT TO OBEY THE LAW. WHERE DOES JESUS. WHO CAME TO SAVE US, COME IN ?      WHERE DOES FAITH AND GRACE COME IN ?     IT DOESN’T !    BECAUSE WE ARE WALKING AFTER THE FLESH TRYING TO LIVE RIGHT.      IT’S WALKING IN THE SPIRIT, DECLARING JESUS IN YOU, THAT EMPOWERS YOU TO LIVE RIGHTEOUSLY.     MEDITATE ON THE FOLLOWING VERSES UNTIL YOU GET THE REVELATION, AS TO HOW JESUS SAVES YOU.

Phm 1:6 NHEB that the fellowship of your faith may become effective, in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ.

Phi 2:13 KJV For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Gal 2:20 NHEB I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.

Eph 2:10 WEB For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.

DEAR JESUS !    HELP US HAVE EYES TO SEE, EARS TO HEAR. AND A HEART TO BELIEVE THE GOOD NEWS.      IT’S ALL ABOUT    JESUS ÷ GRACE ÷ FAITH = SHALOM/PEACE ; BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE  ” IN US ”  AND WE ARE  ” IN YOU ”       GLORY BE TO GOD. AMEN. SHALOM2U

1Jn 5:14 KJV And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

” ACCORDING TO HIS WILL ” !        WE MUST KNOW GOD’S WILL TO HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT HE HEARS AND WILL ANSWER OUR PRAYERS.     WE MUST ALSO ASK: GOD KNOWS AND HIS WILL IS FOR ALL TO BE SAVED; BUT WE MUST ASK IN ORDER TO BE SAVED.      WE MUST KNOW, BELIEVE AND DECLARE HIS WILL FOR IT TO COME TO PASS.      KNOWING ALL THAT JESUS DID FOR US; HELPS US TO ASK IN FAITH.     THAT’S WHY WE NEED A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS.  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.
We must know His promises to know His will.       God has many promises for us in the Old and New testament.      I’m not talking about the law.    The law is not a promise of God.      A promise of God is like:Joh 3:16 KJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. This is the main promise of God; that He would give a Savior .
DEAR JESUS !   THANK YOU FOR REVEALING THE LOVE OF THE FATHER AND YOUR LOVE ; HIS WILL AND YOUR WILL.     WE ASK AND BELIEVE THAT YOU SAVE US TOTALLY;  BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT FOR THAT IS WHAT YOUR SALVATION IS ALL ABOUT.     THANK YOU FOR YOUR SHALOM/PEACE.  AMEN.         SHALOM2U