Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 17, 2017

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)

Have you ever enjoyed a summer night of frogs croaking, crickets creaking and fireflies flitting? Or have you ever taken the time to look for pictures in the clouds or watched for falling stars in a dark night sky? Isn’t it interesting how much we can see and hear if we will just take the time to be still. Sometimes, in the still and isolated places, we may also have to face our encroaching fears and emptiness or our feelings of being all alone. But, in this scripture, God instructs us that we will find Him in the still and quiet place. Our Heavenly Father desires for us to cease from our struggles and striving to find the comfort, peace and rest we so long for in the stillness of His presence. Whatever we may be facing in the uncertainties and upheavals of this world our God declares in this scripture that He will be exalted above all else in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us and is our refuge. Selah means to ponder and think of that! Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 10, 2017

Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV

Is there anything more beautiful than the dawning rays of sunlight breaking into a new day over majestic mountains, upon rolling ocean waves or watching from the serenity of your own back porch? But, what does the glory of the Lord rising upon us mean? The glory of the Lord in this scripture seems to mean the promise of His loving presence that drives away loneliness, the comfort of His peace that passes understanding, blessings of mercy that triumph over judgement, and the goodness of His enabling grace bestowed upon us. There are times we all need the restoring hope of light to drive out the darkness of fearful times and the unexpected circumstances afflicting our souls. What an encouraging gift we have in the promise of these scriptures that even in the darkest times our loving God promises the arising light upon us with His glorious presence, comfort and sufficient grace for each day. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Abstain By Beth Auman

abstainGod gave each of us free will. It is our right to do whatever we choose in this life. There are consequences that come along with these choices and it’s time to analyze our choices and make sure that we have chosen life and all that God has for us.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (TLV)

19 “I call the heavens and the earth to witness about you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 by loving Adonai your God, listening to His voice, and clinging to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell on the land that Adonai swore to your fathers—to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob—to give them.

Some of you may say,”Beth, this is Old Testament.” Torah means Law of God. Actually it means the Behold The Highest One IS Nailed on a Cross and the Bible is His Torah from Genesis to Revelation. The Word Torah – if you study it out in the most ancient form (The Hebrew’s were the first to be given the Aleph Bet – this is truth).

torah(Tav) Literal Meaning: a sign, a cross Symbolic Meaning: a covenant, to seal

(Vav) Literal Meaning: nail Symbolic Meaning: “and”, to add, to secure

(Reysh) Literal Meaning: head Symbolic Meaning: person, the head, the highest

(Hey) Literal Meaning: window, fence Symbolic Meaning: “the”, to reveal

Some of you Refuse to see God’s plan. You choose not to embrace the Feasts of the LORD or recognize that there are many things that we don’t know and yet many things that He Himself wants to reveal to us. Even some who have received Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior – stop there and choose to participate in every pagan ritual since the calendar was changed by Constantine – because they never wanted you to know the Truth.

They never wanted the Jew and Gentile to become the One New Man spoken of in the Torah. They never wanted to honor Adonai and part of the Truth of Adonai was hidden. The early Church knew all of this and they operated in the Power that Jesus was born, lived a sinless life, was nailed to the cross, died and rose again so that you could know the truth and be free. October is the Month when The Word was made flesh and  Tabernacle’d with us. October is Adonai’s chosen time for the Head of the Year Celebration, the beginning of His new year and new cycle. Oh LORD, Open the eyes of all who are blind.

Not all choices honor Adonai our Elohim nor do they lead to Eternal Life with Him.

In my own life, I have seen how the participation in evil can get those who God may have chosen to do great exploits for His Kingdom, fail. I have seen the veil of darkness that comes over those who choose to call good evil and evil good. I have seen many look back and wonder why they continually seek God, going to church and praising Him, yet never walk in His Victory. Never realizing that the devil used an act of their own free will to snare them.

Can you at the very least think about the answer to this question? Why is this portion of The WORD of GOD so misunderstood? OR  Is it  completely disregarded by many for the sake of what they consider fun?

We are to Abstain from Evil (even the appearance of evil).

The definition of Abstain is to:

1. restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.

2. formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.

Abstaining from Every Form of Evil is a free will act of Honoring God.

Therefore, if you participate in evil which includes Halloween (The practice of worshiping the Devil Note: You cannot participate in a satanic act and pretend to include Jesus as a part of your Evangelism.)

Jesus spoke to demons and cast them out. He did not dress up like them, give out candy and pretend to be them for a night. Nor did he play with Evil of any kind.

The other part of this abstaining is voting for someone who pushes the practice of Murder (Abortion)and lies). God is watching to whom we align ourselves.

The Good News is that Jesus said that there is a way to be free. There is an if clause to this freedom though and it is our direction from Him for our Free Will Act of Honoring God. Jesus Said: If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine. See this clearly – Continuing in the Word of God means choosing not to do things that God said not to do.

This is the Truth and The BIBLE Says in  John   8:31-32 (NASB)

The Truth Will Make You Free

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

If you are not Abstaining from even the appearance of Evil then you are not honoring God. If your life is in chaos and you are not blessed beyond measure – you need to examine your life, yourself. God created you for a purpose and if you are still breathing, there is still time to fulfill your purpose.

Are you continuing in the WORD? Are you truly a Disciple? Examine yourself. Because one day – you will be Examined by Jesus and He will hold two books in His hands – God’s plan for your life and what you did with your life. Will the books even seem as if they are written about the person that God formed and fashioned in your Mother’s womb? The person that He had such great plans for? No matter what you think or believe at this moment of your life – you will stand before Jesus when your life here on earth ends and you go into whichever eternity that you will receive. Heaven or Hell. Jesus will hand out His rewards and those rewards will be according to how those two books lined up.

This applies to everyone. Personally I am most disappointed in those who call themselves believers in Jesus. Those who run to the Evil that the world has to offer. Evil movies, Evil motives,  Scary Practices, Teaching Evil to children, allowing their children to run to Evil,  aligning themselves with Evil, Voting for Evil. Not Abstaining from even the appearance of Evil.

Abba does not use the word hate very often in His Word, but He very explicitly says that He hates feet that run to evil, think about that for one moment when you want to run to that which He says is evil.  Oh LORD, please deliver these that run to evil. Deliver those who call evil good Lord and call good evil. Untwist these who are deceived. In Jesus name.

Proverbs 6:16-19Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

16 There are six things Adonai hates,
seven which he detests:
17 a haughty look, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet swift in running to do evil,
19 a false witness who lies with every breath,
and him who sows strife among brothers.

Isaiah 5:20Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who change darkness into light
and light into darkness,
who change bitter into sweet
and sweet into bitter!

If the LORD is in anyway ministering to you right now – please pray with me because the Good News of Jesus is that you can repent and as a free will offering to the LORD turn from your Evil and choose to continue in God’s WORD and be free.

OH LORD, I personally come before You and repent in Jesus name for anytime in my entire life that I have not abstained from Evil, even the appearance of Evil. Lord, Forgive me and I ask for you to open the eyes of each and everyone’s understanding. Lord, show Yourself to Each one. You are the Truth. Make it so real for each one of these who You LOVE, that there is no way that they can miss it.

LORD, I truly want to be one of those in Revelation 22 who eats from the Tree of Life and I choose by an act of my own free will to abstain from even the appearance of Evil in Jesus name. Amen

I encourage each of you to read the Book of Revelation Chapter 22 for yourself, out loud and ask the LORD if there is anything in your life that will prevent you from eating of the tree of life.

I pray in Jesus name that your life reflects Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (VOICE)

God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn:
    when you don’t follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes,
When you avoid sin’s highway,
    when judgment and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse.
For you, the Eternal’s Word is your happiness.
    It is your focus—from dusk to dawn.
You are like a tree,
    planted by flowing, cool streams of water that never run dry.
Your fruit ripens in its time;
    your leaves never fade or curl in the summer sun.
No matter what you do, you prosper.

For those who focus on sin, the story is different.
    They are like the fallen husk of wheat, tossed by an open wind, left deserted and alone.
In the end, the wicked will fall in judgment;
    the guilty will be separated from the innocent.
Their road suddenly will end in death,
    yet the journey of the righteous has been charted by the Eternal.

Love beyond Measure

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on September 10, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 3, 2017

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. Isaiah 46:9 (NIV)

Have you heard the saying,”You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from?” God instructs us in this scripture of the importance to remember the former things; twice declaring that He alone is God and there is none like Him! It is helpful to recall the stories of faith from those that have gone before us, overcoming great trials, handicaps, poverty and wars. In the midst of our current needs and busyness, have we forgotten the answered prayers and miracles we’ve experienced or learned about in the past that can inspire our faith to trust God for our needs today? Let us remember there is no other God whose very nature of love, extends mercy, offers peace, forgives sin, heals diseases, saves the lost, wipes away all our tears and knows the number of hairs on our heads! He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Commander of the Angel armies and yet, is also our loving Heavenly Father. There is no other God like our God!
By JoBeth Kested

Clean Hands and a Pure Heart by Beth Auman

My hearts cry each morning, noon and night is, “Oh LORD, cleanse me from all unrighteousness. That I may have clean hands and a pure heart.” The primary desire of my life for the access won by Jesus’s Victory to the throne room of Adonai to be open at all times. So that I can come before Him, receive His Blessing and declare, decree and establish His Word in this earth. Walking in the Victory that Jesus His Son has won.

It is my desire to hear Him clearly, see Him clearly and see all situations from His perspective.

Psalm 24 says Who may go up to the mountain of Adonai? Those with clean hands and pure hearts. Who don’t make vanities the purpose of their lives or swear oaths just to deceive.

Isn’t that interesting. We must all ask ourselves this question. Have I made vanities the purpose of my life or sworn oaths to deceive?

In my own life, I repent often, quickly and ask Adonai to search my heart if I even for one moment think that I have stepped out of this boundary that He has set before me.

Because I want His Blessing and His Justice and in every circumstance in my life, I want Him to Save me.

Many times, we as human beings point the finger at everyone and everything refusing to take responsibility for our life circumstance and lay the blame on others. We must all be willing to ask Adonai to search our hearts and cleanse us from any hidden fault. Be willing to allow Him into the dark places that we even try to hide from Him.

Today, my prayer for each of you is that you will bare yourself before Adonai and ask Him to search your entire being. Whatever He puts His finger on within you that you will ask Him to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. So that you can come before Him with clean hands and a pure heart.

Ask Him to define your purpose and lay down vanities and never swear oaths to deceive.

After you repent open your arms wide to Adonai in Jesus Name and receive His Blessing and His Justice. Allow Him to save you through His Son – Jesus. Walk out His purpose for your life and continue doing this until you walk in your Eternal destiny in heaven. Don’t ever stop.

In Jesus name, Amen

Love You All Beyond Measure.

Beth

 

 

This entry was posted on August 31, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of August 27, 2017

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Philippians 4:19-20 (NKJV)

Do you have difficulty believing that God really cares about any of the pressing needs you are currently facing? First of all, this verse profoundly declares that our God supplies ALL our need! But, if we are to understand that the doorway of His provision is in the glory of Jesus we may need to ask what is the glory? Biblically this often refers to the manifestation or the reality of God’s presence with us. Remember, one of the names of Jesus is Emanuel which means God with us. Therefore, there is a wealth of God’s provision for us as we grasp that Jesus is with us; our Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Friend of Sinners and our Savior. He is real, present and available to us in every circumstance today and everyday to meet ALL our needs. With renewed faith in His love for us, let us give worship, praise and glory to our Father God forever and ever. Yes, Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

MOURN by Lee Gossett

MOURN by Lee Gossett

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MATTHEW 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted (NKJV). The Message translation reads, “You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you” (MSG).

Beloved friends, when you’ve experienced deep pain at this level, God is the ONLY source of comfort. I believe God’s heart grieves for those in sin who refuse to repent or attempt to justify it. I’ve cried so many tears in my life over sin – the guilt and shame over things I’ve done that can never be erased from MY mind. In God’s eyes, I am no longer condemned, but justified and forgiven for ALL. It’s only by God’s grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit that I can be humble and comforted in these moments.

PROVERBS 28:13 People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy (NLT).

Here are a few examples of God’s mercy:  Truth that I’ve shared that has deeply wounded people I love. Deep hurts I’ve carried for many years that I can’t trust anyone with but God, Heartache over lost things that most people have never experienced – maybe today, there are some of you mourning in similar or different ways. One early morning, I was in the floor in the midst of an “ugly cry.” There was no way any one person could comfort me in this moment of “mourning,” BUT GOD. And, He did.

2 CORINTHIANS 7:10 For Godly grief, produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death (ESV).

Dear friends, the Holy Spirit lovingly caught me in that one moment and held me in a way that I’d never experienced before. He told me how much HE loved me. He also told me that what was happening was something only “I” could go through, but that through the pain, He would be glorified.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us (NLT). And, in the midst of this season, I knew my relationship with God would grow deeper and more intimate. That’s exactly what’s happened in my life. Since that morning, I recommitted my life to Christ, and I will serve Him regardless of the cost because of the “price” He paid for ME. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ (NLT).

© Lee Gossett 2015

This entry was posted on August 25, 2017, in Lee Gossett.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of August 20, 2017

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33 (NKJV)

Do you ever get caught in the every day worries of home repairs, increasing grocery costs, what to wear on that special occasion or other emergency demands? We are exhorted in these verses to not worry about any of these things and reminded that our Daddy God knows and cares about all our needs. Verse 26 in the same chapter states: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” How easy it is to struggle and strive trying figure it all out or to fix everything ourselves and forgetting how precious we are to our miraculous and loving God. So, be encouraged to turn your focus from your worries to seek first the blessings of God’s righteousness and goodness upon your life with the assurance that He is more than able to “supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:19). Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

It Will Not Rise a Second Time by Beth Auman

While studying The Word of The Lord recently I received further Revelation regarding one of my life verses.

I have been reading “The Book of Mysteries,” by Rabi Jonathan Cahn. I highly recommend it. Reading each day has truly been a gift from Abba. I’m learning so much and drawing closer and closer to Jesus.

Today The Lord revealed Himself in regard to His ministry from Capernaum Or in Hebrew Kaphar Nachum. He revealed to me and I received this deep within my heart.

Nahum is the Book where The Lord spoke to me and brought so much deliverance, forgiveness, healing, restoration and it is where He gave me my first smooth stone. The one Word that fell the enemy in every situation. Revelation that He equipped me with. This is in my tool box now to use against the enemy as He leads me to, and it works every single time. Because He is faithful and I’m willing and obedient.

Nahum 1:9 CJB What are you planning against Adonai? He is making an end of it; trouble will not arise a second time.

Nahum 1:9 NASB Whatever you devise against the Lord, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.

The Lord said this to me: All evil intended for His own people is aimed truly at Him.  He said, I have dealt with this calamity that has risen against you completely and it will not come upon you a second time.

This is a Breaker Anointing – the Anointing from the Lord that breaks the enemies power in the life of God’s own people in such a way that it can NEVER come upon them again! Never!

If you are tired of going through the same thing over and over, then receive His Word today. Identify your IT. What is the devil inflicting upon you that must STOP today? What in your life has happened over and over?  Step forward and receive His Word today. Stop allowing the devil into your life and allow the LORD to bring an end to your suffering. He is well able and He Loves you.

The Lord delivered me from my strong enemy and gave me His Word that my strong enemy would Never come upon me again, in this manner. I have spoken this over my life and the life all those whom Abba has guided me to from that day to this and He has always been Faithful to perform it.

Today I learned about the mystery of Kaphar Nachum and how Abba chose this place of Capernaum for Jesus His Son to dwell and minister from. Where those who were sick were healed. Those oppressed and bound were freed, delivered and restored. Jesus did every form of miracle in Capernaum, (Kaphar Nachum).

He delivered me, healed me and restored me there too, because it is the place where God chose for Jesus to minister from FIRST.

I Declare this over you. Today, embrace His Word. According to Nahum 1:9 God has dealt with your calamity and it shall not rise a second time in the strong and mighty name above all names Jesus Christ. Amen

Scripture References: Matthew 4:13, Matthew 8:5, Matthew 8:5, Mark 2:1, Luke 4:31

I speak Blessings and Shalom over you in Jesus name
Love Beyond Measure.
Beth Auman

This entry was posted on August 17, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Walk Worthy of Your Calling by Beth Auman

While going through some old documents recently, I found the letter of Thanks that I wrote to the Lord on the day that He called me. My heart was quickened to Ephesians 4:1-3  and a flood of gratitude rushed through me. I believe that the Holy Spirit renewed and restored something within my heart. Something within my heart that was weary.

We all have those times when the world knocks the wind out of our sails (or so the world thinks)… But GOD. He always has a plan and I now have a clear focus and have locked my eyes on the Lord. My only desire is to see from His perspective the goal that He has set before me.

Do you remember the day that He called you? I pray today that you will truly remember that moment in time and allow Him to refresh, renew and restore you to that amazing moment in time. Where there has been heartache, difficulty, tribulation, fear may that all be washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. In order that you may walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness. With patience showing tolerance for one another in Love being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bound of peace. (Eph 4:1-3).  Amen

This is my prayer for you all today and please remember that those He calls, He equips. So walk, focused on Him and the goal that He has set before you. Nothing else in this world really matters. You have the Victory through Jesus. You just have to walk it out.

Lord, we hear Your call afresh today and declare and decree Your Word over our lives and over the delegated rule of Authority given to us in Jesus Name. Amen

Hebrews 13:20-21 (NASB)

20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep [a]through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

In Jesus Name Amen and Amen

 

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on August 15, 2017, in Beth Auman.