John

 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

Joh 1:12 NHEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name, 

     Everyone wants to be famous.   Everyone wants to be a super hero.   It’s nice to be recognized; to be noticed, to be honored etc..    Here we are given that opportunity to be someone special.   Except for being God, there is no one that can come close to be a super being.   Becoming a child of God is way above what anyone can fathom.    It’s better than being Superman and yet God is given each one of us that opportunity to be His child.    It’s one of the many ways that God reveals His great love for us.    There are only 2 conditions to become a child of God.     First it says ” believe in His name “.     This may sound simple but there is a little depth into it.    Many believe in the name of Jesus but only in a superficial way.    Many don’t know fully what the name means.   Jesus: Jehovah saves,  Jehovah is salvation.     We know that in a general way but the word” saves ” means much more in Hebrew.    Salvation isn’t limited to ones soul or spirit but the whole man: body, soul, and spirit.      God does everything completely, wholeheartedly.      He does it all.  Our part is to believe.    This belief requires a continual relationship with Jesus the savior.     Many receive by faith but then they go back trying to make themselves righteous by trying to keep the law.    No !  It’s not our works but faith in Jesus to do it.     When we abide ” in Him “, He does the saving.    He is the ” tree of Life “.  We constantly feed on Him declaring who we are” in Him “.    1Jn 4:17 NHEB In this love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.     Our righteousness is from faith in Him.   2Co 5:21 NHEB For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.    This is the Good News, the Gospel.  So when we sin,  we confess that we, the born again man, is righteous because we are” in Christ “.      Jesus will continue to change us into His image as we seek Him as our savior.   Put to death the old man by believing and declaring the new man, the born again man.     The born again man is your born again spirit man.    Your soul has to be renewed and this is done by declaring who you are ” in Christ Jesus “.  Then the Holy Spirit quickens  the body to live.more like the born again man. 

       Dear Jesus:   I thank you for making me into your image by believing in you.      Believing that your sacrifice reconciles me to become a child of God.     It was always the Father’s wish and you made it happen.     Glory be to God! Amen.    Shalom2u   

 Joh 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

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

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.

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 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

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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Joh 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

        Who is the thief?    It seems so obvious that it’s the devil but in the world; it’s always God that gets the blame.     We call it  ” acts of God  “.   But hear we can clearly see that it’s the devil.     God gets blame for almost everything and yet it’s the devil doing it all.     Instead of praising God for all He has created; we praise the creation instead of the God, the Creator.    This allows the devil to do all his destructive work ( tornadoes , floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, sickness and disease) and put the blame on God.    The devil is a master deceiver.     He talked Adam and Eve into not believing in God and he is doing the same to us.   The only way for us to fight against these tragedies in our life is to believe in God.     Believe that God wants the best for you.   He’s for you not against you.     It takes faith.     It takes knowing God,  knowing His ways,  knowing His  promises.   An example would be knowing PSALM 91.    There are many promises in that Psalm.   I call it preventive medicine.   If we believe and declare these promises; we would see less evil in our lives.    Faith is the opposite of fear.    It’s only natural to fear certain things but if you can get those promises down into your heart,  you will have faith to believe and not fear.    Meditating on Jesus and all that He did for us on the cross will help us grow in faith and not fear.  

      Dear Jesus.  We keep our eyes on you.   You are the author and finisher of our faith.   You are love.   So we focus on your love knowing: 1Jn 4:18 KJV There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.  Your love is perfect.   Thank you Jesus for your love.   Amen        Shalom2u

Joh 14:6 NHEB Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.    No one comes to the Father except through me.

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER ! OH HOW CAN WE EVER PRAISE YOU ENOUGH. ALL HONOR AND GLORY BELONGS TO YOU. YOU HAVE BLESSED US WITH THE HONOR OF ALL HONORS. ONE TRIES ALL THEIR LIFE TO RECEIVE HONOR, A MEDAL, A PLAQUE; THAT WILL FADE AWAY IN TIME.      YOU HONOR US BY OUR BELIEVING IN YOU. A GOD THAT WOULD DO ANYTHING TO PROVE HIS LOVE FOR HIS CHILDREN.      WE ARE OVERWHELMED AND HUMBLED BY SUCH LOVE FROM ONE WHO IS ABOVE ALL. TO BE ABLE TO CALL YOU ” FATHER, DADDY, ABBA ” IS TO MUCH TO COMPREHEND.     THIS FILLS US WITH EVERLASTING LOVE, PEACE, AND JOY.
DEAR JESUS! THANK YOU FOR YOU MADE IT ALL HAPPEN BY YOUR SACRIFICE. Joh 1:12 NHEB But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name,     WE BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE OUR SAVIOR AND RECEIVE THE HONOR OF HAVING GOD AS OUR FATHER.     AGAIN YOU DO EXCEEDINGLY, ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE CAN ASK FOR AND THINK.       TO GOD BE THE GLORY AMEN!
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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