Revelation 22:21 (NASB) 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with [a]all. Amen.
Scripture for the week of July 18, 2017
The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
Have you ever come to an unexpected fork in the road, confused and discouraged without a clue about which way you should go? This scripture was spoken to Joshua when Moses directed him to lead the Israelites into the promised land. You may also be holding onto some hopes, dreams and promises but are feeling like you are stuck or have lost your way. What an encouraging promise of the Lord’s presence and guidance this must have been to Joshua and it can be for you, too. Grab hold of this truth for yourself and allow the Lord to reveal and establish the hope of His presence with you. You can cast all your fears and discouragements onto the Lord; knowing without a doubt that He is with you! (1 Peter 5:7) Our Father God will never leave you and He is going before you to lead you into the future, hope and blessings He has prepared just for you! Praise the Lord!
By JoBeth Kested
Jesus is the Son of God and if you have received Him as your Lord then the Promises of God belong to you. You must be in Him for them to be “yes” and you must add your Amen. Amen means – very truly, So be it.
When we receive the Blessings of the Lord, His Promises and add our Amen by declaring – Yes, LORD we receive Your Promise as absolute and So be it unto me. Then they are. We may not see the manifestation of them immediately, yet they still exist because when a Promise of God’s is received it IS.
Meditate on this Scripture – Learn it and Declare it, over your life. May it get deep into you and come out of you every time you have an opportunity to receive one of God’s Promises.
2 Corinthians 1:19-22 (NASB) 9 For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. 20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. 21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God, 22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a [a]pledge.
Abba, We come before You today and Say Yes and Amen to all of Your Promises. Lead us and guide us by Your Holy Spirit in Jesus name to all of Your Promises that You have to reveal in Your Word to us to receive. Thank You Lord and we give You all Praise, Honor and Glory. Amen
Love Beyond Measure.
Scripture for the week of June 11, 2017
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
Have you ever felt exhausted from carrying the heavy weight of discouragements, problems and fears with a longing to rest your weary soul? Sometimes it can feel like the weight of the world is all on our shoulders and there just doesn’t seem to be any relief or help to be found. In this scripture Jesus invites us to accept His yoke that initially may look too restrictive and too hard to do. To be yoked with Jesus requires accepting our insufficiencies and acknowledging our need for a Savior. As we learn His ways and experience His loving mercy with gentleness kindness we discover that His yoke is easy and the burdens are lighter. We’ll find the comfort and rest we long for as we allow Him to pull our heavy loads, to carry the weight and make our paths straight. Cast your cares on Jesus today (1 Peter 5:7) and God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
By JoBeth Kested
The Right Side of the Blood Line
Inspired by Abba Father – Penned by Beth R Auman
Many times I sit down to write and there is nothing – I mean nothing flowing and then there are those times when Abba lays on my heart a flow that simply comes.. This is not one of those times.. This has been so different. He’s leading me and guiding me down a path that we’ve not walked together before. It is well lit and beautiful , but this path has been a very long segment of His path for my life. What He has laid on my heart to write – well it’s been life changing to me from the stand point of minute by minute – 24/7 life – that Shalom-365 life that I sign off with. I hope and pray that this ministers to your heart, changes your life and draws you into minute by minute thinking – having the Mind of Christ, arising in His Likeness
1 Corinthians 2:15-16 (NIV) 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”[a] But we have the mind of Christ.
Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
Thank you for taking your time to read what the Lord leads me to write. My prayer is that Abba will open the eyes of your understanding so that you can clearly see His well lit path for your life and that He will give you ears to hear His heartbeat. That you will be in such unity with His Spirit that you can help others –
I keep hearing – The Right Side of the Blood Line.. You must be on the Right Side of the Blood Line – every decision, every action – every motivation must be from the Right Side of the Blood Line. I have yielded myself to the Right Side of The Blood Line and the Blood Line of Jesus Christ has become very real to me. More than before.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
God has given us the Bible – His WORD – to Live by, His Spirit to Abide in . He is our helper, should we yield to His help. There is a plumbline
Amos 7:7-9 (KJV) 7 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
God laid the plumbline and He said enough. Rebellion and immorality had taken place and God said – ENOUGH —
We cry out daily – Oh Lord, My God please look and see our country – our earth – please Lord come with Your plumb-line..
I firmly believe that if He did so right now that many (Christians) would be on the wrong side of the plumb-line.
Where are you right now? Are you living on the Right side of the Plumb-line? See The Blood of Jesus Christ was shed so that we could enter into repentance (which means that we turn from sin – and stop that behavior). His blood was shed to be power unto us – to heal the sick, cast out the devil, raise the dead) – His blood was shed for the remittance of sin – in order to remit something – you have to admit that sin is sin. His blood was shed so that we could live an abundant life, a life of overflow – which can flow into some ones life besides our own. So that we could have what we need and more to give.
His blood was shed and one drop contains more life, more energy, more vitality, the correct DNA, virtually everything that God created that He called GOOD.. That’s what the Blood of Jesus contains. Everything that God Himself calls GOOD. Think about that for a few moments.
The Blood Line is an actual line and actual plumb-line of demarcation between everything that God calls GOOD, HOLY, SANCTIFIED, GLORIOUS and death, hell, evil, immorality, all the things that GOD hates and states very clearly in His Word.
Which side of the Blood Line do you live on? See. What the Lord has been expressing to me, personally is that we cannot live on the edge of the Blood Line – that we MUST live on the Right Side of the Blood Line. or we are not covered. We can’t straddle the Blood Line, Cross back and forth, we have to choose to live a life on the Right Side of the Blood Line.
The Word of God always says it best – see below:
Matthew 5:17-19 (KJV) 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:17-19 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 17 “Don’t think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete. 18 Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah — not until everything that must happen has happened. 19 So whoever disobeys the least of these mitzvot and teaches others to do so will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But whoever obeys them and so teaches will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 5:17-20 The Message (MSG) Completing God’s Law 17-18 “Don’t suppose for a minute that I have come to demolish the Scriptures—either God’s Law or the Prophets. I’m not here to demolish but to complete. I am going to put it all together, pull it all together in a vast panorama. God’s Law is more real and lasting than the stars in the sky and the ground at your feet. Long after stars burn out and earth wears out, God’s Law will be alive and working.
19-20 “Trivialize even the smallest item in God’s Law and you will only have trivialized yourself. But take it seriously, show the way for others, and you will find honor in the kingdom. Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom.
We all have moments in our lives where crossing the Blood Line of Jesus Christ is an option. Moments when our flesh cries out, I Want, I Think, I Feel, I Must Have, Revenge, etc. We must remember what Jesus said in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels
Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Read 1 John 5:4 – and 5:5 – Only those who live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ – is born of God – or Born Again – overcometh the world and Jesus is our Victory.
1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Do we have ears to hear or not? Because to hear clearly – you must be on the Right Side of the Blood Line. You must live there and choose not to – in ANY situation that life throws your way (or that the devil) throws your way (We are not here to give the devil anything)…. We are here to live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ and be the Overcomming Church , the Bride, the Chosen that He is coming back for.
Our world is filled with people today who do not know about the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ. If they did, there is virtually no way that sin would exist. The world is full of those who have rejected Jesus and stepped over to the other side of the Blood Line. People who reject that Jesus even existed, exists.
Some claim that the Bible is not relevant today – that we are in a modern society. That the translations of the Bible are not accurate, or have been misinterpreted by those that did not have the knowledge that we have today.
The Truth is that only those who have received the Holy Spirit can live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ – because they have received the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession.
Ephesians 1:10-14 (KJV)10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Mere opinions do not apply where the Blood Line is laid. All Theology aside – if Jesus Christ shed His Blood for all and He did.. and if Jesus Christ defeated the devil, and He did..and if Jesus Christ rose again to sit at the Right Hand of Abba Father, and He did – then the Blood Line was laid and you are no one side of it or another.
It is you choice, you must choose – Right side or Wrong side – in every situation, circumstance of your life. You cannot walk down the middle and visit both sides, you can however always choose to repent and come to the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ and live eternally with Him..
Are you covered in the Blood of Jesus – Have your sins been washed away. I love the old song, “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.”
Robert Lowry, pub.1876
Hebrews 9:22 (KJV) 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Hebrews 9:22 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) 22 In fact, according to the Torah, almost everything is purified with blood; indeed, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
Think for a moment about the covenant of marriage. In the name of Jesus, I ___ take you, ___, to be my (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.
Well… When we live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ – we love, honor and cherish our spouse for as long as we both shall live.. When you Love (and remember that God is LOVE) we truly live in a way that cares about and considers our mate. We honor their values and we respect and cherish their point of view. We learn what their favorite color is, we want to make their favorite food, we desire to do what pleases them because we LOVE them. Well, living on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ – abiding in Him, remembering our Covenant with Him, and respecting all that He has to say.
We cannot now or at anytime rip pages out of the Bible because we don’t think they are relevant. That’s not loving or honoring to God.
Psalm 91 is one of my favorite Psalms because it speaks of our ability to abide in Him – under the cover of His wings and trust in Him because He is faithful and will protect us. Psalm 91 is a beautiful picture of the benefit of Living on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ. There are benefits – and God’s Word is very direct and to the point in regard to the blessings and curses. Just read Psalm 91 out loud and allow God to renew and revive the benefits of Living on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ to you personally. Allow His promises to become real in your life. Allow Him to reveal His LOVE – Himself to you and from that moment forward – live in Him, Abide in Him on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ and never cross over or try to straddle the line again.
Psalm 91 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Walk in the Light, as He is in the light.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Are you walking in the light, as He is in the light? It’s so much more than Salvation – although Salvation is precious and the beginning of our Eternal lives. It is about choosing every single day, making every single decision – on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus. Doing what He did – it should be second nature to us. We should know in every situation What He Did and follow His example.
Pray with me today and let’s choose together to live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ – to be aware and if we slip to ask Him to make us aware immediately so that we can repent and be cleansed..
Abba Father – Thank You, We Praise YOU, YOU ARE HOLY.. and YOUR plan is our plan. Abba we choose today to live on the Right Side of the Blood Line of Jesus Christ.
LORD – Your WORD says in Romans 10:9-10 (NIV)
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
We confess – Jesus is LORD and believe in our hearts that YOU raised him from the dead.
Lord – we ask for Your Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel and Might, Knowledge and the Fear of You to be ever present with us – because we know that if we Abide in You – as You abide in Abba Father that we are on the Right Side of Your Blood Line.
Lord in every situation – every circumstance of our lives may we see the plumbline and be on the Right side. Make our decisions from the Right Side and receive Your Power from on High – to heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead. May the gifts of Your Holy Spirit flow in our lives and may we change our world for Your glory.
We are Your Overcommers LORD – We choose You!! Thank You Abba Father for Your plan and Thank You for loving us in Jesus name Amen and Amen
Remember – The Overcommer Seeks God First and then speaks or acts – Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 22:36-38 (KJV) 36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
If we truly Love the Lord with all of our hearts, and with all of our souls and with all of our minds.. Then we will do what His Word instructs – for only one reason – that we Love Him..
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
© Beth Auman 2014
Scripture for the week of June 3, 2017
Have you ever prayed and prayed, yet still wondered where the Lord is when you are facing difficult trials, feeling vulnerable, unprotected and all alone? Three times in these verses it is declared that the Lord is watching over you! This type of watching is like the secret service agents; meaning He is guarding, protecting and defending which is so much more than just keeping an eye on you. These scriptures tell us the Lord stands guard over every detail of your life, protecting you from ALL harm and able to defend you in ALL your coming and going. May we find peace in the assurance of the covering shade of the Lord’s presence over us in the oppressive heat of our days and the warmth of His love in the cold darkness of our nights. Thank You, Lord for Your persevering presence with us now and forevermore! Amen!
Jesus said that we must be Born Again in order to see the Kingdom of God. I want you to know that my heart cries out for all those who are trapped in the false belief that all religions lead to God. They in fact do not.
Being born again is so simple. You have to ask the Abba for forgiveness of your sins, repent (which means – do not do that again), leave that sinful life forever and ask Jesus to be Lord of your life. Being born again is the only way.
Jesus Loves you and He will welcome you into His Kingdom.
My prayer for each of you today is that you will allow His Word in John 3:3 to become the next step on your path of life. The Kingdom of God awaits you.
Oh Lord, Bless each one that is reading. Lead them and guide them unto yourself. Show them how to be born again. I look forward to hearing from each of you that has received Jesus as your Lord and been born again.
Blessing and Shalom in Jesus name.
Scripture for the week of May 28, 2017
Have you heard the saying,”You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from”? When we remember the stories of those before us that overcame great trials, handicaps, poverty, and wars we are encouraged that we can also overcome the trials before us. Likewise, God instructs us in this scripture to remember the former things. In the midst of our current needs and busyness, have we forgotten the answered prayers and miracles we’ve experienced or learned in the past that will inspire our faith to trust God today? Twice God declares that He alone is God and there is none like Him! Let us remember there is no other God whose very nature is 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! Yet, He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords and commands the angelic armies of heaven. There is no other God like our God!
Scripture for the week of May 21, 2017
Are you one of those people that can’t carry a tune and prefer to sing in the shower where no one else can hear? Sometimes we just need to make a joyful noise to the Lord anyway because He is worthy to be praised. This Psalm was most likely written by King David, who was known as a mighty warrior of Israel accomplishing many great exploits in the name of the the Lord. He humbly declares in these verses that it is the Lord’s strength that has given him the victory and the reason to worship and sing His praise. Songs of joy and victory are also sung by those who believe when they gather together celebrating the strength of the Lord, Who accomplishes awesome things. Let us also sing the songs of rejoicing and triumph because of the mighty things the Lord has done and continues to do in our lives as we daily trust in Him. Praise the Lord!
Is this your heart’s cry today? It sure is mine.
My Praise chimes in with the Thousands of Messengers: Worthy is The LAMB that was slain to receive authority and wealth and wisdom and greatness and honor and glory and praise.
He is worthy and I give Him the sacrifice of my praise daily. It is my prayer that you do too.
Revelation 5:12 (VOICE)12 Thousands of Messengers (with a great voice): Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. Worthy is the Lamb to receive authority and wealth and wisdom and greatness And honor and glory and praise.
Love you all Beyond Measure.