Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 21, 2021

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV

Have you ever had a need beyond your ability to take care of it yourself and had to ask others for help? In times of sickness, financial lack, emotional crisis or overwhelming circumstances it is extremely humbling and difficult to acknowledge that we cannot always do everything for ourselves. We would all agree that it is far more enjoyable to provide help for someone else than facing the inadequacy of having to depend upon others to meet our needs. We may find it even more difficult to ask God to help us. When we find ourselves in situations over our head we are encouraged in this scripture to humbly look to the all powerful, mighty hand of God to lift us up at the appropriate, due time. Not only in our desperate times of need, we are invited to caste ALL our cares on the LORD with the assurance that He cares about EVERYTHING about us! (1 Peter 5:7) Praise the LORD!

By JoBeth Kested

Agreement – Weapon of Our Warfare by Beth Auman

Do not be deceived. Do not listen to 2nd heaven revelation from the prince of the power of the air. God’s plan is for our good, not for our harm and He gave us 66 Books in the Bible so that we would know how to maneuver during these very difficult times. There are going to be things that happen but God’s plan is for our good, not for our doom.

When we hear someone prophecy doom and gloom, we are to know that God’s plan is always for our good. We are to go to Him and ask Him what is Your Plan Father God and He will lead, guide, guard, protect and provide for you.

Our agreement is one of the most important weapons that we have against the demonic forces that are trying to take over right now. We are either going to agree with the devils plan or agree with God’s plan. Which do you choose? Are you a part of the solution or a part of the problem? Evaluate yourself. Come into agreement with God’s plan. If you hear doom and gloom , go straight to Father God and ask Him what your part is in declaring and decreeing against whatever the devils plan is. Ask Him how  you can pray, who you can speak life into.

Do not come into agreement with the devil’s plan!

Read the Word of God and ask Him about His plan. Perhaps when we all begin doing this together, this world will experience Jesus.

Jeremiah 29:11  (CJB)11 For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says Adonai,‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5  (CJB) For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.

Matthew 24:1-8 (CJB) 24 As Yeshua left the Temple and was going away, his talmidim came and called his attention to its buildings. But he answered them, “You see all these? Yes! I tell you, they will be totally destroyed — not a single stone will be left standing!”

When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the talmidim came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that you are coming, and that the ‘olam hazeh is ending?”

Yeshua replied: “Watch out! Don’t let anyone fool you! For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray. You will hear the noise of wars nearby and the news of wars far off; see to it that you don’t become frightened. Such things must happen, but the end is yet to come. For peoples will fight each other, nations will fight each other, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various parts of the world; all this is but the beginning of the ‘birth-pains.’

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 14, 2021
By JoBeth Kested

“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” Psalms 16:8,11 (NASB)

Have you ever wondered how to find joy through any circumstance? Biblically, joy goes beyond emotional happiness, which is temporary and is dependent on whatever makes us feel good. Joy is primarily a choice that is dependent upon trusting in the sovereign goodness of God and that He is Who He says He is in His Word; even when we don’t feel like it! God’s place at the Psalmist’s right hand, implies giving Him the highest place of honor in our lives with dependence upon His strength and power. We can learn in this verse that when we choose to abide in God’s presence, we can know the security of safety, overflowing joy and enduring pleasures forevermore. HIs right hand holds all power and all authority in heaven and on earth to defend, provide and bless each one of us as the Psalmist has declared. Thank You, Lord, that in Your presence we find the path of abundant life and the fullness of joy we all long for. Amen!

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the Week of February 7, 2021

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)

Have you ever tried to find your way in the dark without a light? Are you aware that darkness flees at the speed of light at 186,000 miles per second? In Genesis chapter one, God said, “Let there be light” and He created light to break out of the darkness. This verse reveals that God is also able to shine the light of His extravagant love into the dark places of woundedness, fear or shame in our hearts. He sheds the dawning light of His glory to know the perfection, beauty and resurrection power we can each find in our personal relationship with Jesus face to face. Jesus proclaimed in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Let the light of Jesus’ love be shed into your heart (Romans 4:5) and through you to others as you follow Him. Grace, grace, Lord!

By JoBeth Kested

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 31, 2021

“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16 (NIV) 

Have you ever been blinded by the sun or by a winter snow storm where you couldn’t see the road ahead or the next step in front of you? Sometimes we can feel so blindsided by sudden unexpected circumstances that we have no idea how to find our way out of lonely and fearful dark places. What comfort to find God’s promises to us that even when we are lost and can’t see, He will help us find the way. The Lord declares that He will turn the oppressive darkness into glorious light and that He will even make the rough places smooth before us. With such assurance that our God will never abandon us nor give up on us, be encouraged to call upon the Lord, reaching out to Him, to lead and guide you out of the fearful darkness into the light of His presence along the path of His peace.

By JoBeth Kested

He is Making All Things NEW by Beth Auman

Are you enjoying the Month of Shevat 5781? Are you Happy? Are you Celebrating? Have you jumped in the River of Life over your head? Are your the roots of your tree planted by the River of Life growing deeper? Are you aware that an invitation has been issued by the Spirit of the Holy Eternal LORD. Have you heard Him invite you to “Come?” Adonai is saying during this Month of Shevat:

Behold, I am going to do something new, Now it will spring up;Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 NASB

Only one who desires to Behold what Adonai is doing will see. Are you delighting yourself in the LORD?

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psalm 37:4-5 NASB

Only one who desires to Hear what Adonai is saying will hear.

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires, take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17 NASB

 

Adonai has laid a plumb line, which side of it are you on?

So He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand. And the Lord said to me, “ What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold I am about to put a plumb line In the midst of My people Israel. I will not spare them any longer. The high places of Isaac will become deserted, And the sanctuaries of Israel will be in ruins. Then I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
Amos 7:7-9 NASB

Also the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house, and his hands will finish it. Then you will know that the Lord of armies has sent me to you. For who has shown contempt for the day of small things? But these seven will rejoice when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel—they are the eyes of the Lord  roaming throughout the earth.” Zechariah 4:8-10 NASB

There comes a time when Adonai will no longer spare anyone who is not on the right side of His plumb line. You cannot play with Adonai, He see’s every single thing. Be assured that a foundation of His House has been laid and He will finish it. Then you will know that the LORD of armies has sent the true Prophet to you. Did you hear? Did you know that He sees every single thing. His eyes are roaming throughout the earth? What is He seeing in you? What is He hearing from your mouth and your heart?

Get ready.. Rejoice in the month of Shevat 5781. Delight yourself in the LORD, trust in Him and He will do it!

Make this Declaration over your life.

Adonai, I praise You, I honor You, I bless You and You alone. I align myself on the right side of Your plumb line and my only desire is YOU! Impart Your anointing and open my eyes and my ears so that I can Behold the New thing that You are going and align myself with You in Jesus Name

 

Blessings and Shalom, Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 24, 2021
By JoBeth Kested

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 made 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 miracles or opportunities. It is good and fine to make plans to our hearts content; yet we can 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 to be at peace with us. Thank You, Lord!

Overcomers in Christ Jesus by Beth Auman

Have you ever struggled with self-worth? Allowed the devil to rob you of your self-esteem, beat you down and wear you out? We all have those days – however, we do have a choice. God’s Word says that we are Overcomers in Christ Jesus.  It is a choice to walk in the overcoming power that Jesus blood sacrifice provided for us. He was born, lived a sinless life, died and was resurrected so that we could overcome that devil through His sacrifice and just like Salvation – Overcoming is our choice.

We can still be saved by the blood of Jesus and go to heaven and never know how to overcome.  That’s not living the life that God planned for us. We are all going to have trials and tribulation – these are to strengthen our faith – to bring us closer to the Lord – not to defeat us.

Jesus defeated the devil at the cross –the devil is a toothless, defeated foe. He comes only to kill, steal and destroy John 10:10. To draw you away from God’s best for your life. However, the devil cannot take one thing from you that you don’t give him. God always provides a way out, 1 Corinthians 10:13. It’s your choice to choose Him and not your circumstance and you must tell Him that you choose Him in each and every circumstance.

This is the key: In each and every circumstance we must choose the Lord first – speak life into our circumstance first and life will be. God is faithful and when we speak life – life is speaking God’s word into our situation – being positive and death is agreeing with the devils negativity in our situation. God’s plan for us is always good and positive.

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NASB) 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your [a]descendants,

Proverbs 18:21 (NASB) 21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

I have had the awesome opportunity to spend time with several amazing women who have also struggled with self-worth, been beaten down and worn out. But by the blood of the Lamb of God and declaring and decreeing and agreeing with God’s word and His good plan– they have become the overcomers that Jesus spoke of in Revelation 12:11.

Please join me in this Overcoming Declaration  – say this as many times as you need to – allow the Lord to impart Himself – Faith – Joy – Victory and Peace into you so that the devil can never wear you down again.  Remember Jesus Christ is Lord and

Declare this out loud:

Lord – I choose You and I declare that I am a child of The Most High God. I am blood bought and paid for. By the blood of Jesus Christ His Son.

The same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells in me and He quickens my mortal flesh. In Jesus Name Amen and Amen

Galatians 4:7 You no longer have to live as a slave because you are a child of God. And since you are His child, God guarantees an inheritance is waiting for you.

1 John 3:9 Everyone who has been born into God’s family avoids sin as a lifestyle because the genes of God’s children come from God Himself. Therefore, a child of God can’t live a life of persistent sin.

1 John 5:1 It’s easy to say “I love God,” but genuine love reflects God’s love. If we belong to God, then we will love each other regardless of how hard love is. Everyone who trusts Jesus as the long-awaited Anointed One is a child of God, and everyone who loves the Father cannot help but love the child fathered by Him.

Revelation 12:11   By the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witnesses, they have become victorious over him, For they did not hold on to their lives, even under threat of death.

1 Corinthians 7:23 The Voice (VOICE) 23 A high price has been paid for your freedom, so don’t devalue God’s investment by becoming a slave to people.

John 14:26 The Voice (VOICE) 26 The Father is sending a great Helper, the Holy Spirit, in My name to teach you everything and to remind you of all I have said to you.

Ephesians 5:17-20 King James Version (KJV)

17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1 Corinthians 12:3-12 The Voice (VOICE)

With that in mind, I want you to understand that no one saying “Jesus is cursed” is operating under God’s Spirit, and no one confessing “Jesus is Lord” can do so without the Holy Spirit’s inspiration.

Now there are many kinds of grace gifts, but they are all from the same Spirit. There are many different ways to serve, but they’re all directed by the same Lord. There are many amazing working gifts in the church, but it is the same God who energizes them all in all who have the gifts.

Paul’s description of the works of the Spirit, the Lord (Jesus), and God (the Father) links the three persons together in remarkable ways. Although Paul never articulates the doctrine of the Trinity, what he writes here about the Godhead relationship—their community of persons—becomes the raw materials used by later believers to construct the church’s teaching on the Trinity. In this chapter the apostle emphasizes the agency of the Spirit. For him the Spirit is not just an impersonal force or feeling; He is just as much a person within the Trinity as the Father and the Son. Accordingly, the Spirit chooses where to impart gifts as He works together with the Father and the Son to build up the church.

Each believer has received a gift that manifests the Spirit’s power and presence. That gift is given for the good of the whole community. The Spirit gives one person a word of wisdom, but to the next person the same Spirit gives a word of knowledge. Another will receive the gift of faith by the same Spirit, and still another gifts of healing—all from the one Spirit. 10 One person is enabled by the Spirit to perform miracles, another to prophesy, while another is enabled to distinguish those prophetic spirits. The next one speaks in various kinds of unknown languages, while another is able to interpret those languages. 11 One Spirit works all these things in each of them individually as He sees fit.

12 Just as a body is one whole made up of many different parts, and all the different parts comprise the one body, so it is with the Anointed One.

Romans 8:11 The Voice (VOICE) 11 If the Spirit of the One who resurrected Jesus from the dead lives inside of you, then you can be sure that He who raised Him will cast the light of life into your mortal bodies through the life-giving power of the Spirit residing in you.

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

John 10:10 The Voice 10 The thief approaches with malicious intent, looking to steal, slaughter, and destroy; I came to give life with joy and abundance.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NASB) 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

Inspired by Abba Father and penned by Beth R Auman
Copyright Beth Auman 2014

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Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 17, 2021

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)

We often begin a new year evaluating our accomplishments and/or the disappointments of the previous year. With good intentions, we try setting new resolutions with goals to do better and be better in the days ahead. Then, we usually envision the hope of patting ourselves on the back at the end of the year. What if it would be better to focus our energy and efforts on the things that glorify God more than things to glorify in ourselves? By increasing our understanding and knowledge of God, His Word, and His ways we can anticipate the joy of personally experiencing His lovingkindness, justice and goodness and then to extend it to others in the world around us. What a joyous revelation to know that God delights in our pursuit to know and experience Him more in this new year.

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 10, 2021

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1b-3a (NLT)

As we step into another new year are you facing the deluging rivers of uncertainties, oppressing fires of anxiety and fears? How wonderful that the LORD proclaims at the beginning of these verses that we are not to be afraid. Our God has already paid an exorbitant ransom price to set us free and He calls each of us by name! The LORD declares that because we belong to Him we have nothing to fear; declaring that He will not allow any difficulty, oppression or consuming circumstance to destroy us. And, that He is with us no matter what we have to face in the days ahead. What an awesome truth that He is not only The Holy God of Israel, but has also chosen to be our Savior through the sacrifice of His only son, Jesus! Renew your trust in His loving care and protection to be your Savior today. Rejoice that you no longer walk alone!

By JoBeth Kested