Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 18, 2018

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10 (NIV)

If God supposedly knows everything and has a plan, why should we bother with prayer and asking for His help? Do you have childhood memories of playing hide-and-seek and how much fun it is to surprise someone in their hiding place? And how special it is to see the joyous expression on a loved one’s face when they walk into a surprise party in their honor? These verses reveal God’s heart in that He longs for us to seek Him and to find the overwhelming joy of how much He loves us. How awesome that God loves to reveal Himself to us and to surprise us with signs and wonders in answering our prayers. Be encouraged to keep on asking to receive, seeking to find and knocking for the open doors of God’s blessings and abundant provision for you today.
By JoBeth Kested

Love is First by Beth Auman

stock-photo-19058763-three-red-rose-stemsLove is first and foremost a Gift. A Gift of the Spirit. A Gift to be shared and spread all over the entire World.  Just ponder for a moment that God so Loved us that He gave His Best Gift that we may choose and live eternally with Him.

John 3:16 (VOICE) 16 For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life.

Be strengthened church body by the Gift of Love that God has given to us through the giving of His Son and Holy Spirit. Walk in Love and let’s all make an effort to learn more about what Love is, how Love acts, who Love Loves and embrace the Gift.

Personally I Love the Voice Translation of the Bible and have included the entire LOVE chapter. I hope and pray that you will read it and receive a deeper Revelation of the Gift of LOVE. That we will all be Transformed by the renewing of our minds and as a result, we will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.  I Bless you all in the Strong Name of Jesus and hope that you will Love Well.

Romans 12:2 (VOICE)Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.

1 Corinthians 13 (VOICE)

Gifts of the Spirit, which are intended to strengthen the church body, often divide the body because members of the church elevate those who possess the more visible gifts over those whose gifts function in the background. In fact, this is the very problem facing the Corinthians. So while talking about the importance and function of these gifts in chapters 12 and 14, Paul shifts his focus to the central role love plays in a believer’s life in chapter 13. Love is essential for the body to be unified and for members to work together. Members of the body that are very different, with little in common, are able to appreciate and even enjoy others because of the love that comes when a life is submitted to God.

13 What if I speak in the most elegant languages of people or in the exotic languages of the heavenly messengers, but I live without love? Well then, anything I say is like the clanging of brass or a crashing cymbal. What if I have the gift of prophecy, am blessed with knowledge and insight to all the mysteries, or what if my faith is strong enough to scoop a mountain from its bedrock, yet I live without love? If so, I am nothing. I could give all that I have to feed the poor, I could surrender my body to be burned as a martyr, but if I do not live in love, I gain nothing by my selfless acts.

Paul boils it all down for the believers in Corinth. Religious people often spend their time practicing rituals, projecting dogma, and going through routines that might look like Christianity on the outside but that lack the essential ingredient that brings all of it together—love! It is a loving God who birthed creation and now pursues a broken people in the most spectacular way. That same love must guide believers, so faith doesn’t appear to be meaningless noise.

Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs or celebrate injustice; but truth—yes, truth—is love’s delight! Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what. Love will never become obsolete. Now as for the prophetic gifts, they will not last; unknown languages will become silent, and the gift of knowledge will no longer be needed. Gifts of knowledge and prophecy are partial at best, at least for now, 10 but when the perfection and fullness of God’s kingdom arrive, all the parts will end. 11 When I was a child, I spoke, thought, and reasoned in childlike ways as we all do. But when I became a man, I left my childish ways behind. 12 For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things, as when we stare into polished metal. I realize that everything I know is only part of the big picture. But one day, when Jesus arrives, we will see clearly, face-to-face. In that day, I will fully know just as I have been wholly known by God. 13 But now faith, hope, and love remain; these three virtues must characterize our lives. The greatest of these is love.

 

I speak the Lord’s Blessing over each of you today and His Shalom. Love well, Love Deeply and most of all Receive His Neverending, Unceasing, Beyond Measure, LOVE. He is LOVE. Jesus is LORD and He Loves you!

Love Beyond Measure

Beth

© Beth Auman 2018 Revised

How Blessed We Are by Beth Auman

The Word for today is Psalm 146.  How Blessed are we when our help is the Eternal. The One and only God – The God of Jacob?

It’s not measurable. Blessed Beyond Measure. Truly.

Read Psalm 146 today out loud for yourself. Declare it over your life and Thank The LORD for His great Blessing, His amazing Love, hope, provision, protection through His Son Jesus Christ our LORD.

I Praise Him today, I Praise Him for as long as I live, I praise Him for the breath that fills my lungs and the blood that flows through my veins. In Jesus Name Amen

He will rule forever over all generations. Psalm 146:10 The Eternal will reign today, tomorrow, and forever.
    People of Zion, your God will rule forever over all generations. Praise the Eternal! That is a reason to stand up and Praise Him today because nomatter where you are right now, no matter what your going through we can stand and praise Him now for our breath, our blood and our lives. And Oh my Goodness!! We can PRAISE The LORD that Jesus will rule over all of our future generations. Philippians 2:9-11  (NASB) For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. That is a reason to PRAISE HIM!! Amen

Psalm 146 The Voice (VOICE)

Praise the Eternal!
    Praise the Eternal, O my soul;
I will praise the Eternal for as long as I live.
    I will sing praises to my God as long as breath fills my lungs and blood flows through my veins.

Do not put your trust in the rulers of this world—kings and princes.
    Do not expect any rescue from mortal men.
As soon as their breath leaves them, they return to the earth;
    on that day, all of them perish—their dreams, their plans, and their memories.

Blessed are those whose help comes from the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is centered in the Eternal their God—
Who created the heavens, the earth,
    the seas, and all that lives within them;
Who stays true and remains faithful forever;
Who works justice for those who are pressed down by the world,
    providing food for those who are hungry.

The Eternal frees those who are imprisoned;
He makes the blind see.
    He lifts up those whose backs are bent in labor;
    He cherishes those who do what is right.
The Eternal looks after those who journey in a land not their own;
    He takes care of the orphan and the widow,
    but He frustrates the wicked along their way.

10 The Eternal will reign today, tomorrow, and forever.
    People of Zion, your God will rule forever over all generations.
Praise the Eternal!

I speak His Blessing over each of you today and His Shalom in Jesus Name.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

© Beth R Auman, 2018

This entry was posted on February 13, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Do Not Be Deceived by Beth Auman

Galatians 6:7-9 The Voice (VOICE)

Make no mistake: God can’t be mocked. What you give is what you get. What you sow, you harvest. Those who sow seeds into their flesh will only harvest destruction from their sinful nature. But those who sow seeds into the Spirit shall harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. May we never tire of doing what is good and right before our Lord because in His season we shall bring in a great harvest if we can just persist.

Hebrews 4:12 The Voice (VOICE)

12 The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a double-edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart.

Allow His Word to revel the Truth to you today. The Bible is not filled with metaphors. Jesus IS The Word and Jesus is Alive! Allow the Word of the Lord to reveal His Truth to you today. True Liberty (Freedom) only comes from recieving Jesus Christ as the Lord of our lives and laying down the dectption of man. Please, stop  being deceived – God will not be mocked.

Lord, I pray today according to Ephesians 1:17-23 The Voice (VOICE)17 God of our Lord Jesus the Anointed, Father of Glory: I call out to You on behalf of Your people. Give them minds ready to receive wisdom and revelation so they will truly know You. 18 Open the eyes of their hearts, and let the light of Your truth flood in. Shine Your light on the hope You are calling them to embrace. Reveal to them the glorious riches You are preparing as their inheritance. 19 Let them see the full extent of Your power that is at work in those of us who believe, and may it be done according to Your might and power.

In Jesus Name Amen

Speaking Adonai’s Blessing and Shalom over each of you.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

© Beth R Auman, 2018

This entry was posted on February 12, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 11, 2018

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 (NKJV)

Are you frustrated with your imperfections, disappointed in the imperfect people in your life, or weary of this imperfect world? What a huge comfort to discover the truth that the ways of our God are perfect and to know with assurance that His Word has proven to be perfect, too. For all who put their trust in Him, the Lord is our strength and shield, protector and defender against all oppression and injustice. He alone is the Almighty God above all gods and majestic Lord above all lords. There is nothing in this world more sure, more true and more dependable than our God, The Rock. Our loving, compassionate and merciful God lifts us out of our pity puddles of discouragement, renews our strength and even makes our crooked rough roads into perfect paths of peace. Thank You, Lord!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Grace Grace to the Mountain by Beth Auman

Is there a mountain blocking you from moving forward? Speak Grace Grace to that mountain in Jesus name and tell it to become a plain.

The Word of God is our weapon of warfare and we are to use it. We are not to climb the mountain, scale the mountain or go around the mountain. We are to tell the mountain to MOVE and have faith that it will.

Jesus said: in Matthew 17:20  (NASB) 20 And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith [a]the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

My prayer for each of us today is that the Grace of our Lord Jesus be with us all. In Jesus Name – Amen

Revelation 22:21 (NASB) 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with [a]all. Amen.

Zechariah 4:7 (NASB) ‘What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

 

Blessing and Shalom in Jesus name

Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

© Beth R Auman, 2018

This entry was posted on February 7, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 4, 2018

You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10 NKJV

Have you ever considered that there is a big difference between “believing in God” verses “believing God”? Believing in God allows us to believe what we want to believe about God as we attempt to fit Him into the box of our own preferences and understanding. Believing God means we have chosen to acknowledge the absolute sovereignty of the Bible, believing God is Who He says He is and also believing that He will do what He says He will do. God declares in this verse that He has chosen us even before we choose Him! He invites us to “know” Him in an intimate personal relationship that opens the eyes of our understanding with the ability to BELIEVE that He Is The One and Only True GOD that always was, always is and always will be! Lord, I believe, help me where I still have unbelief (Mark 9:24). Let your light so shine that others also see and believe. Praise the Lord!
By JoBeth Kested 

How Blessed Are You by Beth Auman

How Blessed are you? Are you walking in faith and victory? Adonai gives us a great measuring stick in Psalm 1.

If you love Adonai and have received Jesus as the Lord of your life then His Word should be living and active in your life. His Word is sharper than any two edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of your soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of your heart.

See many people will tell you a lie by saying that the Word of God is a metaphor which by definition is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

That is not what Adonai says about His Word. His Word is to be applied to every aspect of our lives. Jesus Christ is the Word of God.

If Jesus is not the Lord of your life and you have not been filled with His Holy Spirit then you cannot know the Truth and will therefore beleive the lies of the devil because you are not free. (John 8:31-32) Only by continuing in His Word can we be His disciples and the truth will be revealed and the truth will make us free.

I encourage you today to read Psalm 1 and measure your own life by the Word. If there is anything there that pings your heart, ask Adonai to align you with His Word. Repent and ask Him for forgiveness and walk in the fullness of the Blessing of The LORD. Be like a tree firmly planted by the living water which yields fruit in its season.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Psalm 1 (NASB)

BOOK 1

The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted.

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the [a]path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by [b]streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its [c]leaf does not wither; And [d]in whatever he does, he prospers.

The wicked are not so, But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord [e]knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.

Amen and Amen

Love Beyond Measure – Blessings and Shalom in Jesus name

Beth Auman

© Beth R Auman, 2018

 

This entry was posted on February 2, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 28, 2018

The Lord will always lead you. He will meet the needs of your soul in the dry times and give strength to your body. You will be like a garden that has enough water, like a well of water that never dries up. Isaiah 58:11 (NLV)

Have you ever seen the dazzling display of a dessert in glorious bloom after drenching thunderstorms or basked in the beauty of a luscious garden after a summer rain? Sometimes we find ourselves lost in a dry desolate place; overwhelmed by demands and fears with no idea of the way back to the restoring waters of hope. Be encouraged by the promise of this scripture that the Lord is always with us to mercifully show us the way even when we find ourselves lost and desperate through foolish choices or by no faults of our own. The refreshing river of God’s love is able to fill all the parched longings of our souls (mind, will and emotions). So, call upon the Lord to refresh and restore you today with His living water that never ends; like a well watered garden blooming in the beauty of His mercy, goodness, peace and joy. Oh, hallelujah!

 

By JoBeth Kested

God Will Help You by Beth Auman

Do you need God’s help today? Have you come to the end of yourself? If so, that’s an awesome place to be.

Hold up your right hand and take God’s hand. Speak Isaiah 41:13 over yourself and receive all that He IS in Jesus name.

The LORD is saying to you today – “For I AM THE LORD your GOD who upholds your right hand, WHO SAYS to you, ‘Do not fear, I WILL Help you.’ Isaiah 41:13

Whatever you are waking through today, stop and listen to God’s Word and hear His voice. He will help you. Simply hold out your hand and just yield unto Him today in Jesus name.

Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman

© Beth R Auman, 2018

 

Isaiah 41:13 (VOICE)13     After all, it is I, the Eternal One your God, who has hold of your right hand, Who whispers in your ear, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.”

Isaiah 41:13 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 13 For I am Adonai your God who upholds your right hand, who says to you,
    “Fear not, I will help you.”

Isaiah 41:13 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 13 For I, Adonai, your God, say to you, as I hold your right hand,
‘Have no fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:13 King James Version (KJV) 13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

 

 

This entry was posted on January 25, 2018, in Beth Auman.