Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 20, 2019

I pray … that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe… Ephesians 1:17-19 (NASB)

Are you in need of wisdom to solve a baffling situation or revelation to grasp something beyond your understanding? Do you need renewed hope to see beyond impossible mountains too difficult to climb? Sometimes wisdom requires discernment beyond our awareness or experience. We long for the revelation breakthroughs of dawning truth with the renewed anticipation of hopes fulfilled that meets the demands of our circumstances. We are reminded in this scripture that to know our Father God brings the gift of His Spirit of wisdom and revelation. We can also expect to “see” a lightening in our hearts to KNOW the hope of His calling with direction and focused purpose for our lives. As His chosen ones, we can receive the awesome greatness of His power toward us who believe in Him. And, there is a wealth of glory that is His inheritance in us! May you know the greatness of His wisdom, power, and love for you! Amen!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 13, 2019

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:7,9 (NKJV)

Have you ever known someone, or maybe you are someone, who tries to plan for everything and feels like everything must have a plan? Oh, how frustrating when all our well laid plans fall apart! At some time or another we all need to be reminded of the truth of this scripture, that we can plan and set admirable goals all we want, but it is the Lord that directs our steps. I am sure each of us could tell stories of sorrows with hidden blessings, of hopes lost with joys found or disasters that have lead to surprising opportunities or miracles. It is well and good to make plans to our hearts content; yet still be pliable and yielding to the Lord, trusting in Him to direct our steps. After all, we also have this promise that when our steps please the Lord, He is even able to make our enemies be at peace with us. Yes, Lord!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Call Upon Jesus by Beth Auman

When you cry out to the LORD, He hears you and comes to your rescue.

If you could only see with your eyes what happens when we pray. Help comes immediately.

The problem is always with our ability to recieve what He sends.

When we are in trouble and cry out to the LORD. Crying out to Him implys that we Trust Him enough to know where our help comes from.

So today, Honor Him and lay your troubles at His feet and Trust Him for the answer.

Watch for the answer. Listen for the answer and receive what He sends to you. Honor Him by Praising Him for the answer and give Him all of the glory. He is Worthy of all Praise, Honor and Glory Forever and Ever.

He Loves you and He will rescue you. Lean on , trust in and rely on His Word. Praise Him for He IS Worthy!

 

Love You All Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

This entry was posted on January 11, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 6, 2019

But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24 (NKJV)

Have you launched into another new year seriously determined to accomplish some resolutions with the hope of patting yourself on the back at the end of this year? We often begin a new year evaluating our disappointments in ourselves; of weight gained or unfulfilled expectations of the previous year. With good intentions we try setting new resolutions with goals to do better, to be better and to feel better about ourselves and our accomplishments in the days ahead. This scriptures proposes a better option to focus our energy and efforts on the things that glorify God more than what might bring glory or praise to ourselves. By increasing our understanding and knowledge of God, His Word and His ways we can hope to personally experience His lovingkindness, mercy and goodness and then to also extend it to those in the world around us. What a joyous anticipation to know the blessing of God’s delight in the pursuit of knowing and experiencing Him more in this next year!

By JoBeth Kested

Own Your Testimony by Beth Auman

Own Your Testimony

Years ago our family visited a denominational church for a Testimony Service. We were really excited to hear the amazing things that the Lord had done for His people. Little did I know that this was a stepping stone and key for my own testimony and my ability to understand what the Testimony is.

Testimonies come through testing. You must own your Testimonies and share them. Testifying opens a door or portal for others to receive from the Lord. Perhaps not what you received though because God knows exactly what each individual needs. He knows us individually and provides for us individually and when our Testimonies touch the heart of another person, it opens a door of Hope where there was none. When we celebrate Him with others and are thankful for the amazing things that He has done in their lives, the door opens and His Power is made available to them.

God knows our motives and He moves in our lives accordingly through His Love, Mercy and Grace.

Each of these statements are true and I was really excited to hear of the good things that the Lord had done for the people of this denominational church.  A beautiful couple stepped up to the front and began to speak into the microphone.  Their testimony was that they had lived for the Lord their entire lives just as their Generations had. They were each saved early in their youth. Grew up in church, got married and had 4 beautiful daughters. Each of their daughters were serving the Lord and they were all so very happy and thankful to the Lord for their Blessed lives.

Well, I would love to say that tears rolled down my cheeks and that I praised the Lord Most High for His goodness toward these people. I did not do that. I was so mad and told God that I truly with all of my heart just didn’t understand. I thought that a Testimony was filled with pain and torture. That the tests and trials through fire brought forth The Testimony.

My Testimony is one of pain, abandonment, sickness, sadness and loss. I have walked through the fire of adversity and yes, I have the Testimony of Jesus Christ which Is the Spirit of Prophecy and have loved not my life unto death. I have literally almost died several times. I have Overcome by the blood of the Lamb out of the hand of the enemy.

The Lord was quick to point out that this is the difference.  These people came from a long line of Believers in Jesus Christ. Their Parents, Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Great Great Grandparents are all Believers and they nor their Generations submitted themselves to the devil.

Oh, my heart was pierced and yet I saw something that I didn’t see before.

Exodus 20:1-6 (NASB)

The Ten Commandments

20 Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of [a]slavery. “You shall have no other gods [b]before Me. “You shall not make for yourself [c]an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Revelation 12:11 NKJV 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death

Truly, I had prayed to the Lord for my eyes to be opened clearly and see from His perspective. That night He ministered to me about owning my testimony and that others must own theirs. Our Testimony is of Jesus, His Love, His Sacrifice, His Rising again, His willingness to do all of this and that if we were each the only one – He would have lived, been crucified, and rose again just for one of us.  He sees us generation-ally as well as individually. When we have yielded to the sinful nature that we were born with, we must walk it out until we fully yield to Him.

I made the decision that day to lay down every single bit of sin and shame, my Testimony of Jesus was mine and someone needed to hear His Goodness toward me. I acknowledged to The Lord that those people had the most beautiful Testimony that I had ever heard and that I was angry at myself and was ashamed of myself.  I repented and asked for forgiveness because the good news of Jesus Christ was active in my life and although I had been such a sinner – He had forgiven me. I could not live my life feeling less than because someone’s family chose to follow the Lord. Oh to be able to stand before the Lord with your generations and proclaim that you have served the Lord as a generation. That was my goal and from that day I owned my Testimony.

Back to my reality. There are millions upon millions of people who don’t know Jesus on this earth right now. If you are sinner saved by God’s Grace then your Testimony is the Testimony that can unlock the Door (Jesus) for another sinner who needs to be saved by God’s Grace. You are a carrier of Hope for someone. You are a bright light for someone. If you have yielded your life to Jesus, Been Born Again, Crowned Him Lord of your life, you have a Testimony. Your Testimony must be shared and The Lord will give you peace about sharing His Goodness toward you. What greatand amazing thing has God done for you.

Lay down shame, sadness and regret and begin a Generational line of Born Again Believers in Jesus Christ. Trust the Lord that Your Testimony, though it may be a giant puzzle filled with ups, downs, twists and turns. You are His Masterpiece and He chose you. Your Testimony can bring freedom to another person.

It is my prayer that someday our Generations will stand before the Lord and that every one of them will live for the Lord and have overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony not loving their lives to the death. I have asked for the Salvation of my entire bloodline in Jesus name.

Ask for yours today. Take a step of faith and draw the Blood line of Jesus around your Generations. Take one Step at a time and Overcome by the Blood of the Lamb – Out of the hand of the enemy. No matter where you are right now, you can be an overcomer by the Blood of the Lamb and God will use your testimony to bring the Light and Hope of Jesus Christ to others. Own your Testimony and Proclaim it, someone needs to hear it.

I Bless each of you in Jesus name today and Praise the Lord for you.

Hope this GEM (God Empowered Moment) has been helpful. Made you hopeful and opened the Door – Jesus Christ over you. Step on through and Overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of your Testimony.

This entry was posted on January 3, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of December 30, 2018

Even when you are old, I (God) will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you. Isaiah 46:4 (NCV)

As we face a new year and things unknown, do you ever have fear and worry about what the future may hold? The older we get the easier it is to focus on the uncertainties and possibilities for unexpected difficulties and disasters that may come. What encouraging promises from The Lord in this scripture. God declares two times that He will take care of us; that He will even carry us and be there to save us! Whatever we may face through changing circumstances, financial limitations, deteriorating health or the fear of old age, our Father God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow caring for us always. As surely as He gave us life, He is more than able to provide, carry and save us no matter what we may face in the future ahead. We can confidently place all our cares and all our hopes in our God. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Christmas Blessings from the Auman’s

CHRISTmas Blessings to everyone – May Jesus Christ be your focus today and everyday  – may you walk in His peace and fulfill your destiny and may God’s most precious Love be yours throughout this year.  May we all remember that Jesus is the Gift of Christmas and that God loved each of us so dearly that He gave His first and His best and if you would have been the only one – Jesus would have come to this earth and died on the cross -gone to hell – defeated the devil and rose on the third day for you alone.. WOW – That’s what Christmas is all about truly.. – Crown Jesus Christ Lord of your life afresh tonight and know for sure that He is your present and your future eternally

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Love you all beyond measure – Standing in my place of faith in Christ Jesus!!–

Blessings and Shalom – 365 in Jesus Name

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman

http://faithtestimony.org

This entry was posted on December 24, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the Week of December 23, 2018

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 (NASB)

Have you ever been on a scavenger hunt where you had to look for clues that help you seek and find a treasure? In this part of the Christmas story we are reminded of the wise men who came looking for a newborn King of the Jews, the promised Messiah, because they were following a star seen in the heavens. They first looked for Him in a palace, but he wasn’t there. When they followed the light of a star in the heavens they found the baby Jesus in a manger. They bowed down in worship and gave valuable treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Maybe some of us are looking for life, hope, peace, love or faith in all the wrong places? This Christmas season, may we each follow the light of God’s glory and find a new or a fresh reality of Jesus our Savior, Emmanuel – God with us. Let us join with the angels who sang, “Glory to God in the highest”! Wise men still seek Him.

JoBeth Kested

Merry Christmas from our homes to yours

Merry Christmas

Christ means The Anointed One – and mas means more -More of the Anointed One that is what we wish you when we wish you a Merry Christmas. It does not matter who you are or what you’ve done. You need More of Jesus in your life.

Each of us at Faith Testimony and Encouraging Words are speaking The Lord’s prophetic declarations and decrees over your life. Receive every Word and give all of the Glory to God and His Son – Jesus Christ – Our Messiah.

Our Prophetic Declaration this year is this: May the Light Of Jesus Christ shine on you exposing any dark or shadowy thing that has tried to overtake you this year and take you out! We speak Victory – Walk in the Light as He is the LIGHT of the World.

As His light shines upon you turning those dark and shadowy things into light you become a pure reflection of His Light. Let His Light Shine Shine Shine through you. May all who see you know Him by the pure radiance that He shines through you.

You will then sing to others Awake, you sleeper! Rise from your grave and the Anointed One will shine on you! Sing, Sing, Sing until every single person on this earth recieves Jesus Christ the Light of the World! Fulfill His call. In Jesus Name.

Ephesians 5:13-14 The Voice

13-14 When the light shines, it exposes even the dark and shadowy things and turns them into pure reflections of light. This is why they sing,

Awake, you sleeper!
    Rise from your grave,
And the Anointed One will shine on you.

Jesus holds our time in His hand – He was there when earth and time began. We have given Him all of our time and entered into His cycle of seasons. This is the month of Tevet. He is the First Fruit and was given as the Greatest Gift of all time. It is the month that the world celebrates the Holy birth of Jesus.  At the Auman’s home it’s always a good time to celebrate Jesus because HE WAS and IS and IS TO COME. Celebrate!!

We Declare and Decree over all of our lives:

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless life.

Jesus is and will always be the best gift ever given. He is the reason that we give gifts to others.

Jesus is our Salvation, our Healer, our Provision, Victory, Defense and Shalom.

Jesus is the light of the world, He is the only way to God, The Truth and the Light.

Jesus is the head of the church and coming back for a spotless bride.

Jesus is the great intercessor and our victory.

Jesus is our Praise, the fulfillment of all prophecy.

Jesus is the Word of God, Alive and Eternal.

Jesus is the greatest Servant of all time – He is the Servant candle that gives light to others.

Jesus gave His life on the cross, rose again and defeated death, hell and the grave.

Jesus shed His blood for each of us – all who will believe and receive Him as LORD.

Jesus rose again and gave the Holy Spirit so that we can walk in His power and authority – apply His blood over others so that the blind see – the deaf hear – the lame walk  – the broken hearts are mended and the dead are raised.

Jesus is our soon coming King.

Jesus is alive –not dead and ready to give you His voice – His voice is the shofar –are you listening for His sound? When he returns for His spotless bride – We will hear His sound and until then we are to be His shofar in this earth – So declare and decree Jesus this Christmas receive Him in your heart and declare Him to be LORD of your life– have More Anointing and keep Christ in Christmas and remember that Jesus is not offended at Happy Holiday’s because He was conceived at Hanukah – His conception was Holy – He is Holy and December – (Tevet) is a very Holy month..actually each month is Holy – because God IS Holy.. So Celebrate Jesus everyday – He paid a very costly price for us to be able to Celebrate HIM.

Celebrate HIM because  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who [a]is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 (NASB)

Biblical References:  Genesis 1Revelation 22

Blessings and Shalom -365

Merry Christmas – More and More and More of the Anointed One and His Anointing because He deserves celebration – every single day, in His name and sealed by His Holy Spirit. Amen and Amen

I claim the Blood of Jesus Christ over your life – recieve Jesus as your Lord and Savior – be filled with His Holy Spirit and overflow in Jesus Mighty Name Amen and Amen!

Love Beyond Measure

© Beth R Auman, 2018

This entry was posted on December 19, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of December 16, 2018

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)

Haven’t we all been captivated by stories of courage and bravery when we hear about someone giving their life to save a child, a friend or even a stranger? No matter how hard we try, we are never able to work hard enough, to be good enough or to love God enough to deserve the sacrifice Jesus made for us. This time of year we remember that God sent Jesus, His only son, into the world as an extravagant demonstration of His great love for us. He came as the baby in a manger, destined for the cross, to die in our place and to save us from our sins. He not only forgives us of our sins, but also gives us His comfort, peace, love and joys in this life as well as the hope for all eternity with Him. In this Christmas season of shopping, parties and family gatherings for sharing gifts, let us not forget the reason for the season and the greatest gift of God’s love for us in Jesus; born to be our savior. Glory to God in the highest!
By JoBeth Kested