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Joh 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Everything begins with “The Word ” – Jesus. Light came into existence when the word was spoken. It’s that way with us. We all start in a dark world. There is some darkness in our soul but when we receive “The Word ” into our hearts; then it becomes brighter and brighter. The more we abide in Him, the more HIS light will shine in our lives.

Dear Jesus! When you bless us with your grace, your light to shine in us. It is a great blessing to be able to share your light to others. The world seems to be getting darker and darker. I believe that you are going to bring your presence into our lives that will cause the darkness to disappear and your glory will cover the earth. Again we declare: “light be”. We command the blind to see, deaf to hear, lame walk, lepers cleanse and the captives set free. In the name of Jesus, the name above all names. To God be the glory Amen! ( do I hear an Amen? We need the whole body of Christ to bring light into this world) www.Shalom2u.org

 

 Joh 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Everything begins with “The Word ” – Jesus. Light came into existence when the word was spoken. It’s that way with us. We all start in a dark world. There is some darkness in our soul but when we receive “The Word ” into our hearts; then it becomes brighter and brighter. The more we abide in Him, the more HIS light will shine in our lives.

Dear Jesus! When you bless us with your grace, your light shines through us. It is a great blessing to be able to share your light to others. The world seems to be getting darker and darker. I believe that you are going to bring your presence into our lives that will cause the darkness to disappear and your glory will cover the earth. Again we declare: “light be”. We command the blind to see, deaf to hear, lame walk, lepers cleanse and the captives set free. In the name of Jesus, the name above all names. To God be the glory Amen! ( do I hear an Amen? ) www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 1:3-4 THROUGH HIM
John 1:3-4 WEB3 All things were made through him. Without him, nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.

This is one of the main things that God wants us to believe. All things created, including you and me,came through Jesus. Now there are a lot of things in the world that didn’t come from Jesus. Mankind has been given a free will and rule over the earth. Most of Mankind has not used their authority for God’s kingdom but has given it over to the Kingdom of darkness. We do this by not acknowledging God and praise Him for what He has done. Since most people don’t acknowledge God, we see a lot of darkness.

” In Him was life ” . Jesus is the “Tree of Life ” and as we partake of His Grace, we receive life and live in the Light.

Dear Jesus! We praise and honor You for all that You are and all that You have done for us. When we come to You, You gladly give us what we need. When we declare by faith what You freely have given us, we receive that Grace to live in the Light and have an abundant Life. You have given us Your name to defeat the darkness. We declare ” Light Be ” in Jesus name Amen! To God be the glory Amen. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 1:5 LIGHT BE
John 1:5 WEB The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it.

When we read Genesis chapter 1, it tells us that darkness was in the world. God had to speak to the darkness before the Light came into the world. It tells us that God doesn’t want darkness. He wants Light. There is a lot of darkness here on earth but this isn’t the will of God. Mankind has free will. Christians have free will. We can stay speechless or fight against the darkness.

Dear Jesus! You are called the Light of the world because all Light comes from You. In You, we are capable of bringing forth Light. You called us the light of the world because we are in You and You are in us. Then You commanded that our light to shine. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. We shall continue to abide in You so that our lights will shine. We shall also declare ” Light Be ” and dispel the darkness. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus name. Amen. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

Mat 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.

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   

JOHN 1:12 RECEIVE BY FAITH
John 1:12 WEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:

YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE JESUS BY FAITH.

All one can do is tell the Good News about Jesus. It’s up to the individual to receive. The Holy Spirit has a part in this. It’s the Holy Spirit that deals with one to repent. ( And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:8 NKJV ) When we pray for the lost, it empowers the Holy Spirit to do its job. I think that’s one of the reasons that we heard of great Revivals in the past; thousands of people would repent when the Good News was declared. I believe we are going to see it happen again.

And so, when we ask and receive Jesus into our hearts, He saves us and we become a child of God. There isn’t anything in the world that can come close to that gift. Now spend the rest of your life declaring that you are a child of God and give God all the praise and thanksgiving.

Dear Jesus! We thank You for Your Amazing Grace. We thank You for the Holy Spirit that keeps tugging on our hearts to receive You. We thank You for all that are declaring the Gospel and praying for the lost. Like You, we wish that none would perish but come to the knowledge of Your Amazing Grace. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name. Amen. www.Shalom2u.org


“RECEIVE “: to take, to take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing in order to use it. to take up a thing to be carried, to take upon oneself, to take in order to carry away without the notion of violence, i,e to remove, take away


Gal 3:26 NET For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.


HIS NAME “JESUS ” – JEHOVAH IS SALVATION.

1Jn 3:1 KJV Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

JOHN 1:13 GOD ‘S WILL
John 1:13 WEB who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

It has always been the will of God to have a family in His image and likeness. We read this in Genesis 1. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Man was given a free choice but didn’t make the right one. The devil deceived them. That day, they died a spiritual death and were no longer in the image and likeness of God. This is why we have to be ” BORN AGAIN “.

God’s will is for everyone to be born again. He keeps on calling us but not everyone accepts His invitation. I am very grateful and humbled by the Grace of God. It’s hard to imagine and understand how God could be so loving patient and forgiving to me.

    Dear Jesus! You died and were sacrificed for all mankind. It seems to be too easy for us to be deceived. Many are convinced that this is all there is and so They live for all that they can get. There are too many that can’t see, can’t hear, and have hardened hearts. It’s time for Your Grace to super abound here on earth. You are sending a Great Revival across the land that will open the eyes of the blind, open the deaf ears, and open up the hardened hearts. We pray come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth. Bring forth that Light like You did at the beginning of creation. We shout Grace, Grace, Amazing Grace. Peace on earth and goodwill to all in Jesus’ name Amen! To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 1:14 WORD BECAME FLESH
John 1:14 WEB The Word became flesh and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the only-born Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.

The first thing that we see is that Jesus, the Son of God became a human being. In the beginning, God gave man all power and authority over all the earth. Satan took control from man when Adam believed Satan instead of God. This is happening now throughout the world. Only Jesus, the Son of man was able to defeat the devil. He never believed the devil’s lies but believed in His heavenly Father. Now, since born-again Christians are ” in Christ Jesus “, we have power and authority over the world. Now there are many that have given their authority to Satan. This is why we are in a spiritual battle.

” Word became flesh ” has another meaning. God does everything by declaring it. He speaks and then it happens. Jesus, as the Son of man, declared and then saw it happen. ( dead rise, strom ceased, blind see, lame walk, unclean made clean) Now Jesus has given us His Name to do the same. We must use the sword of the Spirit and defeat the Kingdom of darkness.

Dear Jesus! You not only tell us to abide in You but also follow You. Holy Spirit, as we use the sword of the Spirit, we declare victory over the kingdom of darkness. We declare that the Kingdom of God is here on earth and that Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of all. Shalom/ Peace on earth and The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all In Jesus’ name. Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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John 6:54 KJV Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; I will raise him up at the last day.

 Joh 1:29 NHEB The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

      JESUS is the one that saves and HE is the one that ” takes away ” our sins.   ” In Christ ” we are no longer sinners but righteous in HIM. We are a new creation. The old man is dead.  It’s all about faith in Jesus.   Knowing who He is but also what He has done for us, after we come to Him to save us.   Believing that Jesus really saves us is a battle.   Gal 5:17 NHEB For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.     The flesh will tell you that you are a sinner.   The Spirit will tell you that you are a new creation in Christ Jesus.   In Christ Jesus,  we are like 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.   The flesh says we are not but the Spirit says we are.    When we know, believe, and declare Jesus in us;that we are righteous ” in Christ “.  Then we will start to become like Him in the flesh.    Saying that we are a no good sinner is saying that Jesus didn’t save you.   We deny what Jesus wants to do in you.   You have to believe first,  then it happens.   That’s how faith and grace works.   Don’t let the flesh ( mind, will & emotions ) tell you who you are.   Let God’s word richly abound in you. Col 1:27 NHEB to them God was pleased to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the non-Jews, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;

     Dear Jesus!   We are in awe of your love,  faithfulness, wisdom, mercy and power.   Your ways are far above our ways.   You want us to believe in you,  not what our flesh says.   I declare that I am a new creation in Christ Jesus.   I thank you Lord for making this a reality in my life.   The old man has died.   GLORY BE TO GOD!      Www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 1:29 JESUS TAKES OUR SINS AWAY

John 1:29 WEB The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

Like John the Baptist, we are to declare that Jesus is the Lamb of God. It is only Jesus that can take our sins away.

Dear Jesus! Unlike the lambs in the Old Covenant that could only cover up one’s sins; You take away all our sins forever. You make us a New Creation in Your image and likeness. We died to the flesh and declare our righteousness in You.     It was Your sacrifice,Your Blood that washed our sins away.  We pray  that all would have eyes to see, ears to hear, and their heart be open to the Good News. Jesus is the Lamb of God that takes away our sins. Receive Him and His Amazing Grace.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 1:47-49 WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
John 1:47-49 WEB 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!”

When Nathaniel appeared to Jesus, Jesus gives ” a word of knowledge ” about Nathaniel. Nathaniel is so impressed that he declares that Jesus is the Son of God. A Word of Knowledge is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As the Son of Man, Jesus needed to be filled with the Holy Spirit and operate in all the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Dear Jesus! You did the will of the Father because You were filled with the Holy Spirit and were in constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit and our Father. You have given Your Body the Church, the Holy Spirit. We pray that as the Father sends workers into the world that they be filled with the Holy Spirit and all the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We welcome You, Holy Spirit, to go with us as we proclaim the Good News. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV.   www.Shalom2u.org

Joh 2:11 KJV This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Without miracles, there isn’t much glory. The church is supposed to display miracles. The disciples of Jesus did: Mar 16:20 They went out, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. There are some doing it today ( check out Todd White on YouTube) but you don’t see it in the main churches. It’s coming! When we see those “great and precious promises ” of God being manifested; then God’s glory will be magnified and the church will increase.

Dear Jesus! You left us with a difficult command to fulfill. All these things are impossible for us to do. We call upon you Lord Jesus Christ and your Holy Spirit to dwell mightily in us and upon us. Let your glory fall as we continue to declare: we command the blind to see, deaf to hear, lame walk, lepers cleanse and the captives set free. In Jesus name Amen. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 2:3-5 GRACE TO DO
John 2:3-5 WEB3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”

It seems that this is Jesus’ first miracle. Moses turned water into blood which resulted in a curse. Jesus turns water into wine which was a blessing to all at the wedding feast. I don’t understand why it wasn’t Jesus’ time. It seems that He was baptized in the Holy Spirit at this time. Nonetheless, when His mother requested that he do something, He obeyed. Love and honor for one’s parents is on God’s top list. We too need to do whatever ” Jesus,” says. That being said, I hear a lot of people say, that’s what Jesus said. It’s important to note to whom He was speaking.

Dear Jesus! We want to do all that You would have us do. You said Yourself that without You, we can do nothing. You came to save us, not us trying to save ourselves. You are the source of all the Grace that we need to do what you ask. Thank you for your Amazing Grace. We now pray for others that need it also. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name. Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 2:23-25 SIGNS: TRUE & FALSE
John 2:23-25 WEB23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did. 24 But Jesus didn’t entrust himself to them, because he knew everyone, 25 and because he didn’t need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man.

If Jesus never did any signs, no one would have believed in Him. Even with these signs, many didn’t believe. The Church needs signs and should be displaying signs so that more would believe. I believe that there are more who will come to believe when they experience God’s grace in the form of healing than not. Jesus gave the Church authority and power in the Holy Spirit to perform great signs as Jesus did. Mark 16:20 NKJV And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.    There are false signs and we need to be aware of them. Usually, they have nothing to do with Jesus and only give glory to themselves.

Dear Jesus! Again we thank You for the Holy Spirit. As He gave You the ” Gifts of the Holy Spirit “, we need them also. Your Grace is manifested in these gifts. We pray for Revival and expect it to come as we pray for the lost.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name. Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 3:5-6 BORN AGAIN
John 3:5-6 KJV5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

I’m sure everyone heard about, you must be born again. Why do we have to be born again? Adam’s spirit died when he eat from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. From then on mankind had only a soul and body. The body will eventually die and perish. God wants us to be like Him, a spirit. When one is born again, one becomes a New Creation: a spirit being in the image and likeness of God.

Dear Jesus! You did for us, what we couldn’t do for ourselves. We were born in the flesh but to live forever; we have to be Born Again. When we asked You to save us from our sins, that’s what You did. You created us in Your image and likeness to become a child of God. Your Amazing Grace did it all. We pray for the lost to receive Your Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 3:16 BELIEVES IN HIM 
John 3:16 KJVFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So we all should know this verse but we all probably have different interpretations of it. It says ” whosoever believes in Him “. Another verse says to believe in His Name. His name is Jesus, which means Jehovah Saves. This is what we are called to believe. We believe that He is the Son of God. We believe that He sacrificed His life to save us but do we believe that He did save us? I see that most churches keep on telling us to keep the Law like we were never saved. It’s like now we have to save ourselves. We can not save ourselves and our own efforts are nothing but self-righteous. True salvation is believing in Jesus saving us. When we repent and ask Jesus to save us, that is what He does. Our part is to believe and declare who we are in Christ. He made us a New Creation in the image and likeness of God. Our old sinful man, the flesh was crucified on the cross and died with Christ.

Dear Jesus! Again we are reminded that Your ways are higher than our ways and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts. The Christian Faith is all about believing in You and You saving us. You don’t need our help, just our faith in You. I’m reminded of how You told Abraham that he would have a child. Abraham and Sarah tried to help God but only made things worse. It wasn’t until Abraham fully believed God, then God gave Him a son. Lord Jesus, we will continue to believe in You for our salvation. We will declare our righteousness in You as You continue to give us Your Amazing Grace to live righteously. Now we pray for the lost.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ Name Amen. To God be the glory Amen!   www.Shalom2u.org

John 3:16-18 WEB 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn’t believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God.

    This is a special day when we think about all those that we love.   Some are not here with us now but we take great comfort in knowing that they are with Jesus now.   Some have experienced their hearts broken by someone that went astray.  God’s heart is broken when His love is rejected. Today and everyday we should think about all that God did to show His love to us.  He sent His Son to save us,  not to judge us.   The unpardonable sin is rejecting God’s gift and Jesus’ sacrifice.   Jesus gives us the gift of righteousness.   Romans 3:22‭-‬24 WEB even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.  Know, believe, and declare your free gift of righteousness in Christ Jesus.   Continue to declare it and Jesus will transform you from the inside out. 

Dear Jesus!   Thank you for coming to save us, not to condemn us.  You don’t care what we have done.   All you want is for us to believe in You and receive Your great love.   We will continue to abide in Your love and You will be glorified in transforming us into your image and likeness.  To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom 2 U

JOHN 3:17-21 SAVE NOT CONDEMN
John 3:17-19 KJV 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. John 3:20-21 KJV 20 For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

God is not out to condemn us but to save us. Jesus came to save us and there is only salvation in Him. The Holy Spirit is here not to condemn us but convict us of our sins and to bring us to repentance so that we would be saved. The devil condemns us and we condemn ourselves when we stay in the darkness instead of coming into the Light.

Dear Jesus! At times it’s hard to see Your love and Your Light in this dark world. It’s easy for the devil to deceive someone and make them believe that this is all there is. You called us to shine for Your glory. We pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to fall on us to shine for Your honor and glory. May the Holy Spirit convict the lost to repent. We call upon Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all in Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV   www.Shalom2u.org

OUR PART IS NOT TO CONDEMN BUT TO POINT THE SINNER TO THE SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. OUR PART IS NOT TO SAVE OURSELVES BUT ABIDE IN JESUS AND LET HIM SAVE US.

1Jn 4:14 KJV And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

2Co 5:19 KJV To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

1Th 5:9 NHEB For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to the obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Luk 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Joh 3:30 WEB He must increase, but I must decrease.

This is how we are supposed to live. Knowing, believing and declaring who you are ” in Christ “. Phm 1:6 WEB that the fellowship of your faith may become effective in the knowledge of every good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus. Most Christians seem to go through life saying who they are in the natural. This only makes us live naturally. We are a “New Creation ” in Christ Jesus. We are supposed to be partakers of the “DIVINE NATURE “.

Dear Jesus! You fill us with so much love, joy and peace; living in us. As your ways are above our ways; we can now live in Divine Nature. Your power in us, gives us the power to defeat the giants that we face in life. We are more than conquerors in You. All praise, honor and glory to you Lord Jesus! www.Shalom2u.org.

JOHN 3:34. SPEAK GOD’S WORDS
John 3:34 EasyEnglish He that God has sent speaks God’s words. God fills him completely with God’s Spirit.

John is talking about Jesus as the Son of Man, He was completely filled with the Holy Spirit. He had all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and used them all throughout His ministry. The Church now represents the Body of Christ. We should display all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We cannot declare the Kingdom of God without them. We go through life speaking negative words. We speak things that are; all the terrible things in our lives and throughout the world. God calls things that are not as though they were. God has life-given words for us to battle the evil works of the devil. Know, believe and declare! Use the sword of the Spirit against the enemy.

Dear Jesus! You showed us how to live in the Spirit. You showed us how to defeat the giants, move mountains and calm the storm in our lives and in the world. We pray Holy Spirit that You would fill the Body of Christ with Your presence without measure. We shall continue to abide in you and declare: SHALOM- The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever Amen! In Jesus’ name- To God be the glory Amen. www.Shalom2u.org

Joh 3:34 WEB For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for God gives the Spirit without measure.We go through live speaking negative words. We speak things that are; all the terrible things in our life and throughout the world. God calls things that are not as though they were. God has life given words for us to battle the evil works of the devil. Know, believe and declare! Use the sword of the Spirit against the enemy.

Dear Jesus! You showed us how to live in the Spirit. You showed us how to defeat the giants, move mountains and calm the storm in our lives. We shall continue to abide in you and declare: SHALOM- The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever Amen! In Jesus name- To God be the glory Amen. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 4:10 JESUS SEEKS THE LOST
John 4:10 EasyEnglish Jesus answered the woman, ‘You do not know what God can give. I asked you to give a drink to me. But you do not know who I am. If you did know, you would have asked me to give a drink to you. Then I would have given water to you that would cause you to live.’

Jesus is the gift of God. He is living water. He gives us what we need to live righteously. Jesus purposely went through Samaria to save this woman. He didn’t come to condemn her but allowed her to see that she needed ” life” and she needed a Savior.

Dear Jesus! We want to be like You and go seek the lost without condemning them. Without Your Spirit, this task is impossible. Fill us with Your presence so that we will know what to say and do. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen!  II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV.     www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 4:46-51 GO AND BELIEVE
John 4:46-51 WEB 46 Jesus came therefore again to Cana of Galilee, where he made the water into wine. There was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. 48 Jesus, therefore, said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders, you will in no way believe.” 49 The nobleman said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” 50 Jesus said to him, “Go your way. Your son lives.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way. 51 As he was going down, his servants met him and reported, saying “Your child lives!”.

So Jesus returned to Galilee where He had performed miracles. It’s because of these miracles, that some came to believe in Him. A nobleman asked Jesus to come and save His daughter. Jesus says go Your son lives. Jesus challenges all to believe before we see.

It’s hard for us to act that way. We don’t see ourselves healed until all the symptoms are gone. We are called on to fight the good fight of faith. It seems like there is always a battle to fight.

Dear Jesus! We believe in You. We believe that with You, nothing is impossible. We believe that all Your promises are Yes and Amen. Still, it seems that our faith comes up short. There are some things that we have been waiting for and believing for a long time. As we continue to abide in You, Your Grace keeps us believing. You are the author and finisher of our faith. You are the source of Amazing Grace. Fill us again we pray: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen.
II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

 JOHN 5:2 WAY TO SALVATION
John 5:2 WEB Now in Jerusalem by the sheep gate, there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew, “Bethesda”, having five porches.

Here we see a snapshot of God’s plan of salvation. Jerusalem: the heavenly city. Sheep gate: the way the sheep must go through. Bethesda: House of mercy ( GRACE). Five porches: five represents GRACE and porches are places of cover. Pool: a place to be cleansed.

Dear Jesus! You are the only way. By your GRACE and covering, we are cleansed. You alone make us worthy to enter into eternal life. We now have SHALOM/ PEACE with God. To God be the glory Amen! 

   

John 5:2 WEB Now in Jerusalem by the sheep gate, there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew, “Bethesda”, having five porches.

 

Here we see a snapshot of God’s plan of salvation. Jerusalem: the heavenly city. Sheep gate: the way the sheep must go through. Bethesda: House of mercy. Five porches: five represents GRACE and porches are places of covering. Pool: a place to be cleanse.

 

Dear Jesus! You are the only way. By your GRACE and covering, we are cleanse. You alone make us worthy to enter into eternal life. We now have SHALOM/ PEACE with God. To God be the glory Amen!          Shalom2u

JOHN 5:6-9 DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE WELL?
John 5:6-9 WEB6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been sick for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to be made well?”7 The sick man answered, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I’m coming, another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Arise, take up your mat, and walk.”9 Immediately, the man was made well, and took up his mat and walked. Now it was the Sabbath on that day.

Jesus is coming with a New Covenant. He is coming to declare the Kingdom of God. The man says that he had no one to help him. Jesus came to save. Salvation doesn’t always imply the soul but the body as well. The Body of Christ is called to do the same.

Dear Jesus! Today the Body of Christ is going around the world asking the same question; do you want to be made well? Most of the time it seems to fall on deaf ears. We pray that the blind see, deaf hear, the lame walk, unclean clean, and the captives be set free and receive Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen.
II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV.   www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 5:10-14 LAW OF LOVE 
John 5:10-14 WEB10 So the Jews said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath. It is not lawful for you to carry the mat.” 11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.’” 12 Then they asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your mat and walk’?” 13 But he who was healed didn’t know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a crowd being in the place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “Behold, you are made well. Sin no more, so that nothing worse happens to you.”

So the man that was healed gets a hard time from the religious leaders. The Law of love always supersedes the Law. Jesus demonstrated this throughout His ministry. I’m sure that there are fake healers but healing is and should be demonstrated in the Body of Christ. Jesus tells the man, ” sin no more “. Sin may have been the cause of his illness but it is not always the case.

Dear Jesus! We thank You for redeeming us from the curse of the Law. We thank You for Your Amazing Grace that helps us uphold the Law, especially the Law of Love. Your love compels us to pray for the lost.   The Lord lifts up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’In Jesus’ name  Amen!   Numbers 6:26 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 5:17-19 GOD WORKING THROUGH US
John 5:17-19 WEB17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is still working, so I am working, too.”18 For this cause therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath, but also called God his own Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus therefore answered them, “Most certainly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father doing. For whatever things he does, these the Son also does likewise.

So Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath and the religious leaders are upset that it happened on the Sabbath. He was revealing His ( our ) Father’s love for mankind. Jesus says that He does what He sees His Father does. The Father working in Him. What does Jesus mean by that? I believe as He meditated on the Word, He saw with His spiritual eyes the Father’s will and plan. Jesus saw in the Old Testament how the Father healed, stopped the sea, raised the dead, cleansed the leper, fed the poor etc.

Dear Jesus! You told us to follow You. You want us to meditate on Your Words and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us. As we do this, God will open our spiritual eyes to see what needs to be done, our spiritual ears to hear what He wants to be done, and our hearts to obey. We do hear You to bless and not curse, to pray for one another. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV  www.Shalom2u.org

John 6:29 KJV Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Ephesians 2:10 NKJV For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Philippians 2:13 NKJV it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Acts 19:11 NKJV Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul,

1 Corinthians 12:6 NKJV And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.

JOHN 5:21-23 JESUS GIVES LIFE
John 5:21-23 WEB21For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so, the Son also gives life to whom he desires. 22For the Father judges no one, but he has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who doesn’t honor the Son doesn’t honor the Father who sent him.

Now that we have received Jesus into our hearts, He has given us Life. The KJV says quickeneth instead of life. I like what they interpret as quickeneth:

metaphorically, of seeds quickened into life, i.e. germinating, springing up, growing

The Word is a seed and when one receives and speaks ( declares) the WORD by faith, then the Holy Spirit quickens the Word ( seed) and produces Life. As we continue to declare who we are ” in Christ Jesus ” , the Holy Spirit will quicken that Word and give it life to our souls and bodies. This is how we grow ” in Christ “.

Dear Jesus! It says here that we must believe in You or else we don’t really believe in the Father. As we honor You, we give Honor to the Father. Abba Father, we do give You all praise and thanksgiving for giving
us Your beloved Son. You knew what we needed to have life. Holy Spirit, thank You for quickeneth the Word that makes us alive. We know that as Your Word goes forth, You will give life to all that receives it. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.  John 6:63 NKJV

JOHN 5:26-27 IN THE NAME OF JESUS
John 5:26-27 WEB For as the Father has life in himself, even so, he gave to the Son also to have life in himself. 27He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.

The Father gives Jesus, a son of man, authority to execute judgment. We have to rightly divide the Word. Remember that Jesus came to save and not to condemn. The first man, Adam, was given authority but lost it. Now Jesus has been given that authority back. He has now given His authority to all that is ” in Christ Jesus “, the Body of Christ. We are called to use this authority against the powers of darkness.

Dear Jesus! We believe in You and all that You have done on the cross. We believe that You can cast out demons, heal the sick, and set the captives free. We seem not to believe that all this darkness in the world is demonic and that You have given us the power and authority to defeat Satan’s kingdom. As the saying goes: as for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord. In the name of Jesus, the name above all names we declare ” light be ” and Shalom/ Peace on earth goodwill to all.   II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  In Jesus’ name Amen.   www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 6:2 SIGNS
John 6:2 WEB A great multitude followed him, because they saw his signs which he did on those who were sick.

    I continue to declare that the Body of Christ needs to have signs following the Good News. God in His Grace gives us signs to help us believe. There are signs in the sky and prophecy in the Bible that help people to believe. The lost in the world needs signs to believe. Jesus said Mar 16:17-18 KJV17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

    Dear Jesus! The world is full of darkness. It needs to see in order to believe. When you walked upon the earth, you performed signs and wonders so that they could believe. You commanded us to do the same. We command the blind to see, deaf to hear, the lame to walk, lepers cleanse and the captives set free in the name of Jesus! To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u

JOHN 6:5. JESUS FEEDS
John 6:5-6 WEB5 Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude was coming to him, said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?”6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he would do.

Jesus cares for the complete person and all our needs. He saw a physical need for food and He knew what to do by the Word. Ezekiel 34:15 NKJV I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God.

Proverbs 10:21 NKJV The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom.

Dear Jesus! Thank you for taking care of us: body, soul, and spirit. You are our Good Shepherd and we shall not want. To God be the glory Amen! Shalom2u

JOHN 6:11. JESUS KNOWS
John 6:11-14 WEB Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; likewise also of the fish as much as they desired. 12 When they were filled, he said to his disciples, “Gather up the broken pieces which are left over, that nothing be lost.”13 So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had eaten. 14 When therefore the people saw the sign which Jesus did, they said, “This is truly the prophet who comes into the world.”

Jesus knew the word. He knew the Father’s will. Jesus was able to do the miraculous because He knew, believed, and declared the word of God. When the people saw the signs, they believed and followed Him. Signs are very important in our lives. I believed in Jesus all my life but I didn’t have that zeal to really follow Him. It wasn’t until I received a sign in my life. When I received the gift of righteousness, that was the turning point. I no longer tried to be righteous but lived righteously by His Amazing Grace.

Dear Jesus! We do seem to care about our physical needs and we thank You for caring for us that way. Of course, our spiritual needs are the most important and you take care of that also. When You made us a New Creation in Your image and likeness, we became complete in You. We hunger and thirst no more.   We pray for those that still haven’t received Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV.   www.Shalom2u.org 

Pro 10:21 KJV The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

JOHN 6:17-21 JESUS CALMS OUR FEARS
Joh 6:17-21 WEB17 They entered into the boat, and we were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18 The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing. 19 When therefore they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia, they saw Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing near to the boat; and they were afraid. 20 But he said to them, “It is I.Don’t be afraid.”21 They were willing therefore to receive him into the boat. Immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.

Jesus had told the Apostles to go over to the other side. As they were going they encountered great resistance, and a storm aroused. Jesus then came to calm their fears. Jesus got into the boat and they immediately were on the other side.

Dear Jesus! You tell us to do things and like the Apostles, we also encounter great resistance. We thank You Jesus for calming our fears and helping us to do what You have asked. You ask us to pray for one another and the lost.  As we pray Your blessings on them,  we pray that You will also calm their fears.  “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’ In Jesus’ name Amen!  Numbers 6:24‭-26 NKJV.   www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 6:56-57 FEED ON JESUS 
John 6:56-57 WEB He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he who feeds on me, he will also live because of me.

How do we eat His flesh and drink His blood? We take Holy Communion for one. Holy Communion has been set aside in a lot of churches. They may partake once every 3 months. Then there are many that focus on themselves and their faults like Jesus didn’t save them. I believe that a better way is to focus on Jesus and what He has done for us. Didn’t Jesus say that as often as you partake, do this in remembrance of Me?

Dear Jesus! You are what we need to have life. Your Words gives us life. As we declare who we are in You because of Your Grace, we are living in You. You living in us gives us love, peace, joy, and righteousness. Heavenly Father, we pray that You would call many more to receive Jesus and have eternal life.   II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.  In Jesus name Amen.    www.Shalom2u.org 

JOHN 6:63 SPIRIT GIVES LIFE 
John 6:63 WEBIt is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.

This is one of my foundational scriptures. First it states that it is the Holy Spirit that gives life. We treat the Holy Spirit like some mystical Spirit that just comes and goes. God created the heavens and the earth. ” God ” , three in one. The Father expresses His will. The Son declares ( Word of God) His will. The Holy Spirit gives ” Life ” to the Word and brings it to pass. When we try on our own flesh to do God’s will, we often fail. When we declare God’s will, this is when the Holy Spirit can bring it to pass.

Dear Jesus! Your Words are Spirit and they are life. Too often we just pass it by. We feel like someday when we get to heaven, it will come to pass. That’s why we need to meditate on Your Words so that they will come out of our mouths in faith.  We declare Your Word now with confidence that You will bring it to pass.   Numbers 6:24‭-‬26 NKJV  “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’  In Jesus’ name Amen! 

JOHN 6:67-69 KEEP FOLLOWING JESUS
John 6:67-69 WEB67 Jesus said therefore to the twelve, “You don’t also want to go away, do you?”68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and know that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Peter is declaring the 3 keys to Shalom/ Peace : know, believe and declare. As we come to know Jesus and what He did for us; we will be like Peter and declare Who Jesus is and who we are in Christ 

Dear Jesus! Yes, Your words are hard to understand and believe. You sent the Holy Spirit to teach us. John 14:26 NKJV But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. As we walk in the Spirit, we will continue to know, believe, and declare that You are our Savior and our righteousness. We now declare Your Grace for all to be saved. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name.    www.Shalom2u.org 

JOHN 7:1 ABIDE IN THE TRUTH 
John 7:1 WEB After these things, Jesus was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.

Here Jesus is being persecuted for doing good: the lame walk, deaf hear, blind see, lepers cleansed, and the captives set free. Matthew 11:5 NKJV The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

It is like that in the world today. There are those that are doing good but the world says it is bad. There are many doing bad but are calling it good.

Dear Jesus! Your Words are true and bring life. As we continue to listen to You, You will fill our hearts with the truth. We will receive Your Amazing Grace to walk in the truth. We pray for those that need Your Amazing Grace.  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 7:3-5 OWN FAMILY DOESN’T BELIEVE
John 7:3-5 WEB3 His brothers therefore said to him, “Depart from here and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do. 4 For no one does anything in secret while he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.” 5 For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.

“his brothers ” were ones born of Joseph and Mary. “Your disciples” are those whom the Lord called on to follow him. Note: it doesn’t say apostles or disciples but: brothers. It is mentioned in the Gospels that Mary had other children through Joseph. Why should we think otherwise? Didn’t God command married people to increase and multiply? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? Matthew 13:55 NKJV

NOTE: I know that many believed that Mary was always a virgin. Our salvation doesn’t depend on that but on what we believe in Jesus.

There are many in our family that might not believe in Jesus . Our part is to believe in God’s promises and pray for them .

Dear Jesus! You were hurt very dearly when Your own brethren didn’t believe in You. We feel that pain also. We try to tell them but it falls on deaf ears. But You have given us hope through Your promises. We declare one now: So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 NKJV. To God be the glory Amen!  www.Shalom2u.org 

JOHN 7:18-19 SPEAK JESUS & GRACE
John 7:18-19 WEB18He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19 Didn’t Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill me?”

Jesus first tells us what to look for as one is speaking God’s word. If they keep exhorting themselves or their ministry, they are not putting God first. Jesus always gave the glory to God the Father. The second thing that Jesus brings up is the Law. The Pharisees always spoke of keeping the Law. Jesus declares that they could not keep the Law.    

   Dear Jesus!  The New Testament declares that we are not under the law but Grace. It’s Your Amazing Grace that helps us uphold the Law. We declare Your name throughout the world Jesus!  Jesus!  Jesus! May the Lord’s Amazing Grace go throughout the world. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV.  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 7:37-39 JESUS FILLS OUR SOULS
John 7:37-39 WEB37 Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink! 38 He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.”39 But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus wasn’t yet glorified.

First Jesus says if anyone is thirsty, let him drink. Being thirsty is when one has tried many things but found nothing to satisfy one’s thirst. Another way of looking at it is when one tries many things in this world but finds nothing to fulfill their souls.

Next Jesus is talking about those that believe in Him.

John 7:38 WEB He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.”

BELIEVE. : much more than just knowing about someone

think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in

of the thing believed

to credit, have confidence

in a moral or religious reference

used in the NT of the conviction and trust to which a man is impelled by a certain inner and higher prerogative ]and law of soul

to trust in Jesus or God as able to aid either in obtaining or in doing something: saving faith

to entrust a thing to one, i.e. his fidelity

to be intrusted with a thing

When we really believe in Jesus, we surrender our lives to Him and trust in Him to save us. We don’t only receive Jesus but the Holy Spirit, our helper and teacher.

Dear Jesus! Thank You for waiting so patiently for us to see our need for you. You fill our souls and give us abundant life. Thank You for the Holy Spirit that helps and empowers us to live as a child of God. We pray for those that are still thirsty and need Your Amazing Grace to fill their souls. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 7:46-49 GRACE & TRUTH
John 7:46-49 WEB46 The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this man!” 47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, “You aren’t also led astray, are you? 48 Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees? 49 But this multitude that doesn’t know the law is cursed.”

The Pharisees are saying here that anyone that doesn’t know the Law is cursed. Jesus accused them of not obeying the Law even though they knew it. Jesus didn’t come to give us the Law but redeem us from the curse of the Law. Christ has 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”), Galatians 3:13 NKJV

Jesus didn’t come to give us the Law but Grace and truth. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  John 1:17 NKJV

Dear Jesus! We see over and over again that we are saved by Your Amazing Grace. When we abide in You, we receive Your truth and Amazing Grace that saves us. We declare Your Grace upon all : The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus’ name Amen.
II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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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!
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JOHN 8:4-7 SAVE NOT CONDEMN
John 8:4-7 WEB4 they told him, “Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. What then do you say about her?” 6 They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger. 7 But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her.”

The woman was caught in adultery so they accused her of breaking the Law. Thank God that Jesus came with truth and Grace. Jesus now shows His wisdom by telling them that he who is without sin throw the first stone.

Dear Jesus! We all have sinned but You have cleansed us by Your Blood. The Law tried to condemn us but like the woman caught in adultery, You saved us. We pray that all would hear that You came not to condemn but save. We command that the deaf hear of Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14. Nkj
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JOHN 8: 12-14 JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD
John 8:12-14 WEB 12 Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 The Pharisees, therefore said to him, “You testify about yourself. Your testimony is not valid.” 14 Jesus answered them, “Even if I testify about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from, and where I am going, but you don’t know where I came from, or where I am going.

Jesus declares who HE is the Light of the world. The Pharisees accused Him of testifying about himself. We are to declare that we are righteous but only in Christ Jesus. If we declare our own righteousness, then we can be condemned because it’s only self righteousness.

Dear Jesus! We were all lost and in darkness but Your Grace opened up our eyes to see Your Light. A Light filled with love, peace, and joy. A Holy light that expels the darkness in our lives. We pray for those that are still in the darkness that they will see and come to Your marvelous Light. We command that the blind see in Jesus’ name. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.  II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV

JOHN 8:51-52 BELIEVE IN JESUS
John 8:51-52 WEB 51 Most certainly, I tell you, if a person keeps my word, he will never see death.” 52 Then the Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, ‘If a man keeps my word, he will never taste of death.’

Jesus tells us to keep His word. What is Jesus’ main message? For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:17‭-‬18 NKJV

The main message is that Jesus came to save and not condemn. He wants us to believe in Him. His name is Jesus: Jehovah Saves. The number 1 thing we are called to believe is that Jesus saves us. It seems so simple but most Christians act like they are trying to save themselves. If I asked you, are you righteous, your answer should be yes. We are righteous by Grace through Faith in Christ Jesus. This is believing in Jesus and not oneself. As we declare our righteousness in Christ Jesus, we will live righteously. God’s ways are far higher than our ways. God really wants us to believe in Him and not ourselves.

We will never die. God sees us in our ” Born Again ” state. The flesh is not the real man (woman) and it will surely die.

Dear Jesus! You keep telling us to believe in You, yet we keep trying to keep the Law on our own. Your Amazing Grace is nowhere to be found. Now when we really believe in You, Your Amazing Grace does the things that we couldn’t do by our flesh. The world needs Your Amazing Grace and so we pray. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 8:58-59 JESUS THE GREAT ” I AM “
John 8:58-59 WEB 58 Jesus said to them, “Most certainly, I tell you, before Abraham came into existence, I AM.” 59 Therefore they took up stones to throw at him, but Jesus was hidden, and went out of the temple, having gone through the middle of them, and so passed by.

Jesus is now revealing that He is not only the Son of man but also the Son of God. It’s very important that He is both. In the beginning, God gave all power and authority to man. God has not taken it back from man. The devil takes man’s authority when a man believes the devil’s lies like Adam did. Because Jesus is both Son of God and the Son of man, He was able to regain man’s authority over the world. His perfect sacrifice did this. Jesus gives all who believe and receive Him as Lord and Savior, authority over Satan and the world. We Christians are failing to use our authority and keep asking God to do it. Meanwhile, there are many unbelievers giving their authority to Satan.

They tried to stone Jesus but couldn’t. It wasn’t the time and the way for Jesus to be sacrificed. At the proper time, Jesus gave himself up to save us.

Dear Jesus! We see that in the story of Creation, You were there with the Father and the Holy Spirit. You thought about us, from the beginning and knew that there would be a time for You to come and save us. Thank You Jesus for saving us. We know that there are many more that You came to save and so we pray for them. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen.  II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 9:3-5 LET JESUS WORK
John 9:3-5 WEB 3 Jesus answered, “This man didn’t sin, nor did his parents; but, that the works of God might be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Jesus is about to heal a man born blind. A question arises; is it because of the man’s sins or his parent’s sins? Jesus says neither but that the work of God be revealed. So, sometimes it can be because of sin, and sometimes not. We live in a fallen world. Satan is seeking whoever he may devour. ( Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8 NKJV ) We need to always be on the defense and even be offensive. This is why we put on the whole armor of God. ( Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 NKJV )

Dear Jesus! You are with us because You are in us and we are in You. You have given us the Holy Spirit and the armor of God. There is a lot of protection for us. We have the authority of Your name and can even plead the Blood. Sometimes we get too busy with the things of the world and let our guard down. We come now Lord and worship You. You are the Savior of the
world and Your name is above all names. We pray for ourselves, loved ones, and all that are lost for Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

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

JOHN 10:1-3 ENTER BY THE DOOR
John 10:1-3 WEB1“Most certainly, I tell you, one who doesn’t enter by the door into the sheep fold, but climbs up some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

Here Jesus is saying that there is only one way in His sheep fold. I believe that He is saying that there is only one way to enter the Church, the Body of Christ. There are probably more than we can imagine that are in the Church but didn’t come through the gate. The first requirement of being saved is to repent. Today we hear about many entering but they haven’t repented. They say that how they are living is okay and God loves everyone. It is true that God loves everyone but everyone must repent. Repenting is nothing more than saying to God that they are a sinner and need Jesus to save them.

Dear Jesus! You came to save us and that is the meaning of Your name: Jehovah Saves. I think that we need to say ” Jesus saves ” a hundred times a day for it to really get down into our souls. When we really believe that You came to save and not condemn, it makes it so much easier for us to repent. Thank You for the gift of righteousness that enables us to live righteously. We pray for those that still have a hard time admitting their sins and believing that You want to save them. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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  JOHN 10:10  WHO IS THE THIEF? 
 JOHN 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 ( tornados , floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, sickness and disease) and put the blame on God.   The devil is a master deceiver.   He talked Adam and Eve not to believe 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.  We pray for those that haven’t received Your love and Shalom/ Peace.    “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’  In Jesus name Amen!  Numbers 6:24‭-‬26 NKJV.   www.Shalom2u.org 

JOHN 10:37-39 WORKS OF GOD
John 10:37-38 WEB37If I don’t do the works of my Father, don’t believe me. 38 But if I do them, though you don’t believe me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”

It’s no doubt that Jesus did the works of His Father and yet the blind could not see it and the deaf could not hear it. Now the Church, the Body of Christ should also be doing the works of the Father: declaring the Kingdom of God, opening the eyes of the blind, setting the captives free, and cleansing the unclean, clean. We should see this happening in all Christian churches. It seems to be very rare in the church. We are too lukewarm and have fallen asleep.

Dear Jesus! Let us not be complacent. Let us not be weary of doing good. We pray for Revival in all Christian churches that You will set us on fire for the Kingdom of God. We need You, Holy Spirit to fall upon us with Your gifts so that we can be a blessing to the lost. Fill us with Your presence as we pray so that we would pray according to Your will. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen.   II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 11:1-4 JESUS IS GLORIFIED
Joh 11:1-4 WEB1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from Bethany, of the village of Mary and her sister, Martha. 2 It was that Mary who had anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother, Lazarus, was sick. 3 The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, “Lord, behold, he for whom you have great affection is sick.” 4 But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This sickness is not to death, but for the glory of God, that God’s Son may be glorified by it.”

Here is another example of Jesus going to perform a miracle that He would be glorified by it. I don’t know of any instance where God was glorified by death except Jesus himself. Jesus said that He came so that we may have life and life more abundantly.

Dear Jesus! There is a lot of darkness in this world. The devil continues to kill, steal, and destroy. You performed great miracles defeating the works of the enemy. You said greater works we would do believing in You. Holy Spirit pour out Your Anointing upon the face of the earth and let the Kingdom of God reign. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen.  II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV     www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 11:11 FAITH FILLED WORDS
John 11:11 WEB He said these things, and after that, he said to them, “Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake him out of sleep.”

Now clearly Lazarus is dead and has been dead for a couple of days. Jesus chooses His words very carefully. Instead of saying that Lazarus is dead but I will wake him up; Jesus says that he is asleep. Jesus makes a lot of wild statements. They are very hard to understand and believe. This is part of acting in Faith. ( (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Romans 4:17 ASV ) Calling things that are not as though they were is very hard to do. It is hard to go around when you are obviously sick, saying that you are not. We ask God to heal us and yet we go around saying we are sick. We are being double minded. I have the same problem. The biggest thing that we are double minded about is being saved. We ask Jesus to save us. He does just that but we still sin and so we keep confessing our sins like Jesus didn’t save us. I went around like this for 30 years until I learned about faith and Grace. Now I continually confess who I am ” in Christ “. I am righteous in Christ and now I don’t go around sinning like I used to before.

Dear Jesus! You had complete faith in the Father and what He wanted You to do. You acted just like Abraham and called those things that were not, as though they were. As the author and finisher of our faith, we ask You to increase our faith and guard our mouths to say only faith filled words. At least we can pray some prayers in faith. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. In Jesus name Amen! 2 Corinthians 13:14 ASV
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JOHN 11:19-23 REST IN JESUS
John 11:19-23 WEB19 Many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. 20 Then when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary stayed in the house. 21 Therefore Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you would have been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. 22 Even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”

So here we see Martha running off to where Jesus was. Mary didn’t do that but stayed in the house. We see here that Martha was very impatient. Jesus was coming to meet them but Martha couldn’t wait. There are many times in our life that we are called to wait. ( But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV ) In the book of Hebrews, we are called to enter into His rest. ( Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11 NKJV ) This is what Mary was doing; resting and waiting on the Lord. She had confidence in Jesus to do what was needed.

Dear Jesus! Mary had a special place in your heart for she would sit by Your feet and learn from You. As we take time and rest in Your presence, fill us with Your grace to be able to wait and rest until Your promise is fulfilled. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 11:39-43 JESUS COMMANDS
John 11:39-43 WEB39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see God’s glory?”41 So they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, “Father, I thank you that you listened to me. 42I know that you always listen to me, but because of the multitude standing around I said this, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

We see here that Jesus is telling Martha, believe and you will see God’s glory. Believing always comes first; the invisible faith before the visible promise. Jesus expresses His confidence that the Father always hears Him.

Now we come to Lazarus. He has been dead for several days. Jesus commands in a loud voice, ” Lazarus come out “.

Dear Jesus! You keep on displaying, Your confidence in the Father. You tell us to have this confidence also. ( Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 NKJV ) You also reveal that the Father has given You authority and so You commanded Lazarus come out. You have given us Your name, Your power and authority. In the name of Jesus, we command that the blind see, deaf hear, lame walk, unrighteous clean, and the captives set free. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen! II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 11:49-53 SAVED BY GRACE
John 11:49-53 WEB49 But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is advantageous for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” 51 Now he didn’t say this of himself, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day forward they took counsel that they might put him to death.

It is better that one man should die than the whole nation perish. This is why Jesus had to come and die. We all were doomed to perish for none of us could keep the Law. ( for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23 NKJV )

Dear Jesus! It was prophesied long before You came, that You would come and sacrifice Yourself for us. The Father always wanted children made in His image and likeness and so by Your sacrifice, You made a way for this to happen. It’s because You give us the Grace needed when we put our faith in You. We pray for this Grace to come upon the face of the earth. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.  II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 12:1 JESUS WORKS ARE ALMOST COMPLETED
John 12:1 Then six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, who had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

Names and numbers play a significant part in understanding God’s Word. It says 6 days before. Before what? Back in Genesis and the story of Creation, God worked for 6 days and then rested on the 7th day. The Passover being the 7th day. This is when Jesus will finish all that the Father asked Him to do. His sacrifice will be complete.

Dear Jesus! Your work is completed and yet it continues. You are now seated on Your Throne. You are the King of kings. You have appointed us kings and priests in Your Kingdom. As Kings we are called to put on the armor of God and use the sword of the Spirit against the kingdom of darkness. As priests we are called to bless not curse one another. We now declare Your Word: ” Light Be ” against the kingdom of darkness. ” Shalom/ Peace ” against the storms that come from the evil one. We declare blessings on all the people of the world.The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 12:2-5 BLESS TO BE A BLESSING
JOHN 12:2-5 WEB2 So they made him a supper there. Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him. 3 Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus’s feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4 Then Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, 5 “Why wasn’t this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?”

Some people have a hard time understanding why Jesus never told Mary to help her sister. Someone complained that Mary should have sold the ointment and given the money to the poor.

Dear Jesus! Mary knew that You must come first. We are nothing without You. All our efforts will be lacking, if we don’t seek You first. We praise and adore You, Lord Jesus. You are full of mercy, love, honor, and grace. When we come to You, It is You that gives us the sources to bless others. You give us more than what we need. Now we are blessed to be a blessing. As You blessed us with Your Amazing Grace , we now bless others. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.   II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 12:9-11 JESUS IS CALLING
John 12:9-11 WEB9 A large crowd therefore of the Jews learned that he was there, and they came, not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.

So everyone heard about how Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave. The chief priest’s heart is cold hardened. Even this great sign doesn’t move him, but many came to Jesus.

Dear Jesus! In the world then and today, there are those that will believe and those that won’t. We thank You for revealing Yourself to us. In a way we were dead but You brought us out of the grave. Now we have the life that You sacrificed Your life for : love, peace, joy, and righteousness. We now pray for the lost that Your Amazing Grace will soften their hearts and come out of the grave into Your presence where there is everlasting life. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 12:23-27 JESUS DEATH PRODUCE UNLIMITED HARVEST
John 12:23-27 WEB23 Jesus answered them, “The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, let him follow me. Where I am, there my servant will also be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.27”Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this time?’ But I came to this time for this cause.

Jesus is about to enter His great. sacrifice for mankind. He will and forever be glorified for this. His death bore unlimited fruit. You and I are a part of the harvest. The Kingdom of God continues to grow by those that also lay their lives down and declare the Good News.

Dear Jesus! We can’t imagine all that You went through. It’s no wonder that Your soul was troubled. We can’t bear to watch a movie that displays what You went through. We can’t praise You enough for all that You have done. We all rejoice when another soul is saved by Your Amazing Grace. We pray now for the lost and will rejoice when they receive Your Amazing Grace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV
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JOHN 12:28-32 LIFT JESUS UP
John 12:28-32 WEB28Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came out of the sky, saying, “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 Therefore the multitude who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice hasn’t come for my sake, but for your sakes. 31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the prince of this world will be cast out. 32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

This is the 3rd time that a voice came from heaven. The first time when Jesus was baptized by John. The second time was on the mountain with Peter and John. I am not sure if Jesus needed to hear the Father’s voice with words of encouragement and adoration.

Jesus says that the prince of this world ( Satan) will be cast out. Why hasn’t IT happened yet? The earth has been given to all mankind. Every single person has been given authority. There are now 2 kingdoms on the earth: the Kingdom of God which came by Jesus’ sacrifice and the kingdom of darkness ( Satan kingdom) . The fact of the matter is that most people are a part of the kingdom of darkness. They have failed to believe and receive Jesus into their lives. Most of the world doesn’t care about God or what God desires. For the past 50 years those in the Kingdom of God have been failing to fight against the kingdom of darkness.

Dear Jesus! It seems that we, the church, need to hear from You. It’s easy to get caught up in the cares of the world. You said that whoever does your will,that they would bear much fruit. We pray that You will continue to wake us up. Remind us who we are in You. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear what is going on in the spiritual world. Remind us that we are kings and priests in Your Kingdom. We will continually lift You up, the king of kings and Lord of lords. the Savior of the world. Although we may be outnumbered, one can put a thousand to flee and two can make ten thousand to flee. We call upon Your Grace for us to fight this battle and for those that are lost. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

JOHN 12:44-46 FATHER – SON – HOLY SPIRIT: 3 IN 1
John 12:44-46 WEB44 Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. 45He who sees me sees him who sent me. 46I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness.

Jesus and Father are one but let’s not forget about the Holy Spirit: one God but three divine persons in perfect oneness with one another. In outward appearance they look different but in the Spirit they are one. When we come out of the darkness into God’s marvelous Light, we are one with Jesus. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. I John 4:17 NKJV. We are all different on the outside but one in spirit.

Dear Jesus! Thank You for calling us out of the darkness into Your marvelous Light. Your Amazing Grace kept calling and calling us until You opened up our hearts to believe and receive. There are still many in darkness and so we call them into Your marvelous Light. ” LIGHT BE ” in Jesus name Amen! The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. In Jesus name Amen. II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV. www.Shalom2u.org

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!
SHALOM2U

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