Old Testament – Other

Understanding and appreciating what Jesus has done for us and developing a personal relationship with Him.

Gen 1:1 WEB In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

We don’t see the Triune GOD until we look at the Hebrew word: God: ĕlôhı̂ym.

(plural)

rulers, judges

divine ones

angels

gods

Elohiym is plural but yet there is only one God. Why is that since we learned that there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. It took me over 60 years to really see it. The three are so united that they are considered as One. It’s hard for us to understand such unity. We think that they can’t possibly be united in everything, but they are! The United States is one Country but with 50 states. They are very rarely united. Now in the New Testament, it talks about the ” body of Christ “. Jesus being the head and each one of us having a different part and function. We are united in Christ. We don’t see this “Unity ” because we are looking at the flesh. In the flesh, we have many different beliefs and that’s why there are so many different churches. Now in the Spirit, we are one. John 4:17. 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.

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, Romans 6:5 NKJV

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. I Corinthians 6:17 NKJV

 

Dear Jesus! We thank you for being so united and making us united in You. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

Gen 1:2 WEB The earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep and God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Now we have the Holy Spirit hovering over the formless and darkness surface of the deep. What and why was the Holy Spirit just hovering over the darkness? It was waiting for something to happen. In every ” Born Again ” Christian is the Holy Spirit waiting on us to know, believe, and declare who we are “in Christ Jesus “. This is what the Christian Faith is all about. This is how we grow and are changed into the image and likeness of God. It’s so simple but so hard to understand and believe. That’s why we need to meditate and seek God’s help to believe and understand.

Dear Jesus!   You sent the Holy Spirit to help us, to quicken our flesh to live more like You, to expel the darkness and bring in Your marvelous Light.   Glory be to God! Amen.   www.Shalom2u.org 

    ROMANS 8:11 But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Rom 8:13 NHEB For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

John 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.

Gen 1:3-4 WEB3 God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.

LIGHT DISPELS DARKNESS. JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. WHEN WE ABIDE IN JESUS, WE ARE ABIDING IN THE LIGHT.

God’s solution to the darkness in the world is sending Jesus, the light of the world, into the world.

Jesus’ solution to the darkness in the world is declaring that we are the light of the world. We shine when we declare Jesus and all that He has done for us.

Where is the most spiritual light in the world?   Isn’t it in those countries that have Jesus in their hearts. no one is perfect, no country is perfect but where there are real believers; there is the most Light.

What would happen if God did not speak ” LIGHT BE “? Nothing would happen; the darkness would remain and there would be no LIGHT. This is very important for us to realize. One of the main reasons that we don’t get our victory is that we are not declaring it. When we are ” Born Again “, we are a New Creation made in the image and likeness of God. God wants us to be like Him and declare things to be, before they come to pass. We see this in the life of Abraham, David, Jesus and many others. 2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, We ask God to do something that He has already done for us. “Faith ” is declaring His Word, His promises.

Another important fact to know is that God is against “darkness “. Darkness represents everything that is bad in the world. Light represents everything that is good. When we want to know God’s will for us this is important to know. God is against darkness and God is for light. There is no darkness in heaven, only Light. Jesus told us to pray for God’s will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Jesus also said: John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.   So when anything bad happens, it’s not God’s will. We must declare God’s word to defeat the darkness.

Jesus sent Paul and He sends us also:

Act 26:18 WEB to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

John 3:19 KJV And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

2Co 4:6 NHEB For it is God, who spoke for light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

Dear Jesus! You are the Word that the Father declared. You are the Light of the world. When we receive You into our lives, You expel the darkness. As we continue to abide in You, Your light will expel the darkness in our flesh. We will live more like You and shine for Your glory. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

Gen 1:11-13 WEB11 God said, “Let the earth yield grass, herbs yielding seeds, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with their seeds in it, on the earth;” and it was so. 12 The earth yielded grass, herbs yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with their seeds in it, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Here, God declares that everything should produce after its own kind. This directly opposes Evolutionary theory.  Apple trees produce apples, orange trees produce oranges, humans produce humans.   It takes more faith to believe that we ” just happen ” after millions of years, than to believe in a God who planned it all.   We have no record that any monkey changed into something else for the past six thousand years.   God’s plan is really amazing how one apple tree can produce a hundred apples and each one of those apples can produce many more apple trees.   It’s all God’s wonderful plan and nothing to do with ” Mother Nature “.  

   Dear Jesus!   You are the “Tree of Life “.  When we abide in You, we yield all the fruits of the Holy Spirit.     Galatians 5:22.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Every good and perfect gift comes from You.   To God be the glory Amen.   www.Shalom2u.org 

   Gen 1:14-18 WEB 14 God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs to mark seasons, days, and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth;” and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light to the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.

   Now we have the sun,moon and stars that are a part of our galaxy.   Once God’s creation is finished, then we can start seeing 24 hours a day. 

  Dear Jesus!   You are the Light of the world.   We can’t even imagine the brightness of Your glory.   You created numerous stars and yet we can only see a small portion of them.   I believe that You want the ” Body of Christ  ” to shine so that the world may see Your Glory.   Help us Holy Spirit; we can’t do it without You.   Set the Church on fire, fill us with Your presence and may the Light of the world be glorified.   To God be the glory Amen!   

    Gen 1:20-22 WEB 20 God said, “Let the waters abound with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.” 21 God created the large sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”

    Again God is being very specific, ” after their kind “.  There is no reason to believe that one kind of fish evolved into a bird.  There are always going to be some similarities because they came out of the mouth of God.  ” God said  ” is the origin of all created things.   

    God “ bless them “.  God always wants to bless us and all the things that He has created.  Itś the devil that wants us not to receive His blessings but wants us to fall into the devil’s curse.  When we fail to believe in God’s word but believe in the devil’s word, we fall into the devilś curse.  It’s because unbelieve takes us away from God’s presence.  It takes us away from God’s protection and into the hands of the enemy.  It’s all about “free will”: believe God or believe the devil.

    Dear Jesus!    Revelation 4:11 NKJV  “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”   You created all those beautiful birds that we love to see and hear.   You created all those marvelous sea creatures that we enjoyed watching and eating.   You spoke and they came into being.   To God be the glory Amen.   www.Shalom2u.org

Gen 1:24-25 WEB 24 God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;” and it was so. 25 God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.

Again, God is being very specific: ” after their kind “. It might not seem to be that important but the devil likes to deceive us as much as he can. It starts with little things and then gets bigger and bigger. There goes your faith. Now you’re not sure of what to believe.

Dear Jesus! You are the author and finisher of our faith. As we abide in You, You will increase our faith. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Light. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

Gen 1:26-27 WEB26 God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

 

John 4:24 NHEB God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Col 3:10. and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,

 

All these Scriptures are telling us that God wants us to be like Him. This is a lot to take in. You really have to meditate and talk to the Holy Spirit about it. These verses tell us of God’s wonderful love for us and His will for us. Our part is to know, believe, and declare.

It starts off with ” let us “. We know that “us ” is plural, meaning more than one. Yet there is only one God. There is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It adds up to three. How can this be? The answer is because the Three are so united that they are considered as One. Whatever the Father wants, all three are completely, 100% in agreement.   We can’t imagine such unity but there it is and so They are considered as One.

Traditionally, I believed that most people believe that God created a man and a woman at this time. The fact is that God only created Adam at this time. We read later in Genesis chapter 2, that God ” formed ” women from Adam’s rib.

I know that this is hard to understand but God’s image is Spirit and the Spirit has a male and female characteristics. The male and female image of God is Spirit, not human. It doesn’t look like a human male or female. God the Father is male because He produces “seeds ” which are characteristics of a man. The Son of God is the Word of God. When we look at the parable of the Sowers, we see that the Word is sown. Just like seed is sown and therefore it is another characteristic of a man.  1 Peter 1:23  having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

   Now we only have the Holy Spirit left.  The Holy Spirit has female characteristics.  Males produce seeds and females give life to the seed.   John 6:63  It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.  The words that I  speak to you are spirit, and they are life.    This is what happens when we are “born again “.  The Word of God is sown.   We hear  and receive the Word into our hearts.   Now the Holy Spirit gives life to the Word ( seed ) and we become a New Creation.  This New Creation is a “spirit “ made into the image and likeness of God.  We are one in spirit with God.  John 17:21

 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.   1 John 4:17 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.

       Throughout the Bible, we see the Holy Spirit giving life to God’s spoken word.  God uses the Prophets to declare His word. When someone receives and declares that word in faith, then the Holy Spirit ” gives life ” to that Word ( seed ). We see this in the life of Abraham and David. We see it in the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. The Word of God came to Mary by an angel. Mary received the Word. The Holy Spirit gave life to the Word and the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. We see it in the life of Jesus. He would declare the Word and the Holy Spirit would give life to it.  Mar 4:39 WEB He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”. The wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  From meditating on the Word, Jesus knew that  when He declared the Word and it would come to pass.  Psa 65:7 WEB You still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. All that Jesus was able to do as the Son of man was because he saw it in the Bible and the Holy Spirit gave life to it.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME SCRIPTURES THAT TELLS US ABOUT THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT ” GIVEN LIFE “.

Rom 8:11 KJV But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

2Co 3:6 KJV Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

Eph 2:1 KJV And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:5 KJV Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Col 2:13 KJV And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

1Pe 3:18 KJV For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 

Now God also gave Adam dominion over all the earth. When Adam believed Satan instead of God, Adam gave Satan power over all the earth. This is why Jesus had to come as ” the son of man “. By His sacrifice, He defeated Satan and now all ” Born Again ” believers have been given the power and authority to defeat Satan. The problem is that we are not using our power and authority. Also Satan still has power over all who don’t believe. And so we see all this darkness in the world. Jesus is waking up the Church. The Holy Spirit is waking us up to the ” anointing ” that we have ” in Christ Jesus “. It’s happening now! We just have to be hungry to receive it.

Dear Jesus!  Your ways are higher than our ways.  Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts.   It’s hard to believe and understand how You want us to be like You.  You ask that we would only believe.   Lord, we do believe but help our unbelief.   To God be the glory Amen!   www.Shalom2u.org 

       II Peter 1:3‭-‬4 NKJV as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

  GENESIS 1:26-27 IMAGE OF GOD

Gen 1:26-27 WEB26 God said, “Let’s make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in his own image. In God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.

John 4:24 NHEB God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Col 3:10. and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,

All these Scriptures are telling us that God wants us to be like Him. This is a lot to take in. You really have to meditate and talk to the Holy Spirit about it. These verses tell us of God’s wonderful love for us and His will for us. Our part is to know, believe, and declare.

It starts off with ” let us “. We know that “us ” is plural, meaning more than one. Yet there is only one God. There is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It adds up to three. How can this be? The answer is because the Three are so united that they are considered as One. Whatever the Father wants, all are completely, 100% in agreement.   We can’t imagine such unity but there it is and so They are considered as One.

Traditionally, I believed that most people believe that God created a man and a woman at this time. The fact is that God only created Adam at this time. We read later in Genesis chapter 2, that God ” formed ” women from Adam’s rib.

 

I know that this is hard to understand but God’s image is Spirit and the Spirit has a male and female characteristics. The male and female image is Spirit, not human. It doesn’t look like a human male or female. God the Father is male because He produces “seeds ” which are characteristics of a man. The Son of God is the Word of God. When we look at the parable of the Sowers, we see that the Word is sown. Just like seed is sown and therefore it is another characteristic of a man.  1 Peter 1:23  having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,

   Now we only have the Holy Spirit left. The Holy Spirit has female characteristics. Males produce seeds and females give life to the seed.   John 6:63  It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I  speak to you are spirit, and they are life.    This is what happens when we are “born again “.  The Word of God is sown.   We hear  and receive the Word into our hearts.   Now the Holy Spirit gives life to the Word ( seed ) and we become a New Creation.  This New Creation is a spirit made into the image and likeness of God.  We are one in spirit with God.  John 17:21

 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.   1 John 4:17 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.

       Throughout the Bible, we see the Holy Spirit giving life to God’s spoken word. God uses the Prophets to declare His word. When someone receives and declares that word in faith, then the Holy Spirit ” gives life ” to that Word ( seed ). We see this in the life of Abraham and David. We see it in the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. The Word of God came to Mary by an angel. Mary received the Word. The Holy Spirit gave life to the Word and the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. We see it in the life of Jesus. He would declare the Word and the Holy Spirit would give life to it.  Mar 4:39 WEB He awoke, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. From meditating on the Word, Jesus knew that  when He declared the Word and it would come to pass.  Psa 65:7 WEB You still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. All that Jesus was able to do as the Son of man was because he saw it in the Bible and the Holy Spirit gave life to it.

Now God also gave Adam dominion over all the earth. When Adam believed Satan instead of God, Adam gave Satan power over all the earth. This is why Jesus had to come as ” the son of man “. By His sacrifice, He defeated Satan and now all ” Born Again ” believers have been given the power and authority to defeat Satan. The problem is that we are not using our power and authority. Also Satan still has power over all who don’t believe. And so we see all this darkness in the world. Jesus is waking up the Church. The Holy Spirit is waking us up to the ” anointing ” that we have ” in Christ Jesus “. It’s happening now! We just have to be hungry to receive it.

Dear Jesus!  Your ways are higher than our ways.  Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts.   It’s hard to believe and understand how You want us to be like You.  You ask that we would only believe.   Lord, we do believe but help our unbelief.   To God be the glory Amen!   www.Shalom2u.org 

       II Peter 1:3‭-‬4 NKJV as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

Gen 15:11 NHEB And the birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
This verse refers to when Abraham was offering the animal sacrifice for the covenant with God.   The devil came and tried to take the sacrifice away.   Abraham had to protect that sacrifice, until God received it.   This sacrifice God had already provided for Abraham. God created the animals.   Abraham just had to get them to sacrifice.
This is what we have to do when we want to receive from God.   God has many promises that He wants us to receive.   God has already provided the sacrifice for us.   All we have to do is know, believe and declare the sacrifice.   We do this by praise ,worship and Thanksgiving to Jesus for what He has done.   We keep doing this until the promise is manifested.   In the meantime, the devil is attacking our faith with fear, doubt, and unbelief .   We must be like Abraham and keep the thief from destroying our offering to God.
Dear Jesus!   It’s all about you. What you did for us.   The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.   You came to save us and give us fulness of life.   We shall continue to praise You : our Saviour, healer, deliverer, strength and righteousness.   To God be the glory Amen! Www.Shalom2u.org

Gen 50:20 WEB As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to save many people alive, as is happening today.

 Throughout our journey here on earth, we face many trials. Many evil things can come against us and even happen to us. First we need to remember that the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Jesus came that we may have life. In the story of Joseph, he faced many trials. He was able to go through those trials by his personal relationship with God. He knew that God is a deliverer. A Redeemer that restores what the devil has stolen from him.

Dear Jesus! We declare that you are our Deliverer, our Redeemer. Whatever has been stolen from us, we declare that the devil gives it back. Not only give it back but restore it sevenfold. We declare it done in Jesus’ name. To God be the glory Amen! www.Shalom2u.org

Deu 31:6 KJV Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. THESE WORDS WERE GIVING TO THE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM BEFORE THEY WERE TO GO INTO THE ” PROMISE LAND “. THEY WERE TOLD THAT THERE WOULD BE MANY OBSTACLES BUT DO NOT FEAR, GOD WOULD GO BEFORE THEM AND BE WITH THEM. TO RECEIVE ANY OF GOD’S GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES, THERE WILL BE CHALLENGES. FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND PLEASE GOD.

DEAR JESUS ! YOUR ARE OUR SAVIOR ! YOU CAME TO GIVE US LIFE, ABOUNDED LIFE. WE WILL NOT FEAR OR BE DISCOURAGED, KNOWING THAT YOU ARE WITH US AND GO BEFORE US. THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE, JOY AND PEACE. AMEN ! SHALOM2U

2Ch 20:6 NET He prayed: “O LORD God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven and rules over all the kingdoms of the nations. You possess strength and power; no one can stand against you.

Dear Jesus!  We believe that you have defeated the enemy. You have defeated satan’s kingdom.   The heavens and the earth belong to you. There is a lot of darkness in the world; but you have given us power and authority over the enemy.    We shall continue to declare ” light be ” and ” Peace/ Shalom ” in the name of Jesus until your glory appears.
To God be the glory, amen!              www.Shalom2u.org  

Isa 55:1 KJV Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

God is talking about spiritual things; things. Things that can not be bought with money : spiritual things.    Things that satisfies your soul. (V2)Your soul will effect your body.    If your soul is down: full of fear, worry, anxiety, depressed, your body will react to it in a negative way. When we come to God ( v3 ), He will satisfy our soul.
EVERYTHING FROM GOD IS FREE !     HE FREELY GIVES US HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS .    WE FREELY RECEIVE BY FAITH, BUT JESUS PAID A HEAVY PRICE.     THE DEVIL STOLE  WHAT GOD FREELY GAVE TO MANKIND.    JESUS IS NOT JUST OUR SAVIOR BUT OUR REDEEMER AS WELL.      WE ARE REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.    WHEN WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS PAID IT ALL ; WE ARE THEN EMPOWERED TO BUY THAT WHICH WAS TAKEN AWAY.    BY FAITH  WE RECEIVE THE GRACE THAT JESUS PAID FOR BY HIS  SACRIFICE.

DEAR JESUS ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT SACRIFICE. BY YOUR BLOOD.   YOU SAVE US. YOU REDEEMED US AND GAVE US ETERNAL LIFE.    THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE THAN YOUR LOVE.      ALL GLORY, HONOR AND PRAISE YOU. AMEN.          SHALOM2U   


Isa 55:9 KJV For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
WE COULD NEVER KNOW AND UNDERSTAND YOUR WAYS WITHOUT YOU REVEALING THEM TO US.       WE THANK YOU FATHER FOR OPENING OUR SPIRITUAL EYES, OUR SPIRITUAL EARS, AND OPENING OUR HEART TO BELIEVE HOW GREAT YOU ARE.     SPENDING TIME WITH YOU GIVES US THE CONFIDENCE THAT WE NEED TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH. DEAR JESUS!     THANK YOU FOR REVEALING THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US.    YOU AND OUR FATHER GAVE YOUR VERY BEST TO REDEEM US.      WE DECLARE THAT WE ARE REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW ( Gal 3:13 KJV Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:).    ONLY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW US ALL OUR DAYS.   Psa 23:6 KJV Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.       GLORY BE TO GOD AMEN! SHALOM2U

Jer 17:7 NHEB Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose confidence is in the LORD.

So here we see that by trusting in Jesus, the LORD; we will be blessed.
It’s not easy to trust when your world is falling apart.     We are condition to rely on what we see, hear, and understand with our minds.    The church is falling us. We need to be focused on JESUS + GRACE + FAITH = PEACE/ SHALOM2U.
  When we are blessed( AND THAT IS GOD’S WILL FOR US AND WHY JESUS DIED FOR US) , we are at peace, full of joy, full of life.   It’s all a spiritual battle that can only be won by trusting in the Lord.   This takes fellowshiping we Him.    Focusing on what He did to bless you. Then you will know, believe, and declare and the Holy Spirit will quicken ( give life to your words) and you will be blessed.

       Dear Jesus !   You can not lie. This is one of those great and precious promises in you, that are yea and amen to the glory of God. We put our trust in you alone.    Thank you for blessing us today and forever more.    To God be the glory Amen!             www.Shalom2u.org

Jer 33:8 NHEB I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, by which they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, by which they have sinned against me, and by which they have transgressed against me.

” Jesus will cleanse “.   He will do it.   We say that we believe in Jesus but we keep acting like HE didn’t do it.   This result in self effort instead of faith.   We keep on trying to do what Jesus says He has done.   We need to believe that He has done it before we can see it done.   We come to Jesus to save us and He does.   The problem is that its a growing process.   The more we know, believe, and declare who we are in Him; the more we are changed from the inside out to conform into the image of Christ.
We keep on confessing our sins, trying to defeat sin in our lives but its not the way Jesus does it.   This way only leads to self righteousness. The more we declare HIS righteousness in us; the more we receive His grace to live righteously.
        Dear Jesus!   Thank you for doing what we couldn’t do.   We can not keep the Law; but we can do all things through you living through us. (  Gal 2:20 NHEB I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me.  That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. )  Your grace does it all.     Saved by grace not works;  to God be the glory Amen!       Shalom2u

     1Sa 17:45 KJV Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
    We all know the story of David defeating the giant Goliath.   Goliath was huge and very fearful to all of Israel, except David.   In the natural,  it was impossible for anyone to defeat him.   David didn’t care what he saw with his physical eyes or heard with his physical ears.  David walked in the Spirit.  We are told to do the same.     Romans 8:3‭-‬4 DARBY For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law should be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to flesh but according to Spirit.
  So David fought with spiritual weapons because he knew his God.  He knew that the name of Jesus is above all other names.  David declared the name of the Lord and defeated the giant. 

  Dear Jesus!   We believe in all that you are,  all that you have done.   There are many spiritual giants coming against the Kingdom of God.   In the name of Jesus,  we command the spirits of darkness, fear, unbelief, lust, greed, envy, lying and deceiving spirits, sickness and disease, spirits of disunity, bondage, blind and deaf spirits:  Go in the name of Jesus.   To God be the glory Amen!   Shalom 2 U