Archive | May 2020

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the week of May 31, 2020

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; Psalm 23:1-3a KJV

Have you ever longed for peace or comfort and rest for your soul? Our souls consist of our mind, will and emotions where we feel the afflictions of doubt, fear, sorrows and confusion that rob us of peace and paralyze our ability to hope. We are likened to helpless fearful sheep in these scriptures; and oh, what a comfort to be reminded that the Lord is our Good Shepherd caring for all our needs, lacking in nothing! We may not be quite as excited to realize that He will sometimes make us to lie down, even in green pastures, when most of us don’t like the idea of anyone making us do anything! Yet, we would all gladly welcome the quiet comfort and peace with renewing hope beside still waters if we could find it. Dear Lord, direct our steps to a still quiet place in Your presence; free from pressures, anxiety and disappointments to find the restoring rest for our souls that You have lovingly provided for us. Yes, Amen.

 

By JoBeth Kested

Pentecost Blessings from Beth Auman

Today and everyday, we must all remember that Adonai has a plan. He Sees and Knows all of the intricate details of our lives, both corporately and individually. Pentecost is a a Moed Time, an appointed time to meet with Him.  Thursday, May 28th at Sundown thru Saturday, May 30 is Pentecost, the Feast of Shavout.  Many Christian churches will celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, however, it will no longer be the time.

Each of us as individuals must make our decision to meet with Adonai at His appointed time or celebrate Him out of His timing.

My Prayer for each of you is that you will seek and find Him during the time that He has established. That He will grant each of us, His servants, the courageous confidence that we need to go ahead and proclaim His Message while He reaches out His hand to heal people, enabling each of us to perform signs and wonders through the Holy Name of Jesus.

As we place weight on doing as He has instructed in time, He will anoint and appoint each of us to fulfill the destiny for which He created us.

We are not waiting on what Adonai has already done, the Holy Spirit is with us, in us, if we have asked Him to fill us and we can freely receive the finished work of the cross of Jesus our Lord. We are the one’s who are willing to step into His will and receive all that He has for us.

Adonai, we are ready for You to enable us as Your harvesters in Jesus Name Amen

Acts 4:28-31 The Voice

28 They have done whatever Your hand and plan predetermined should happen. 29 And now, Lord, take note of their intimidations intended to silence us. Grant us, Your servants, the courageous confidence we need to go ahead and proclaim Your message 30 while You reach out Your hand to heal people, enabling us to perform signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.

31 They finished their prayer, and immediately the whole place where they had gathered began to shake. All the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began speaking God’s message with courageous confidence.

Feast of Shavout (Pentecost) Blessings to each of you in Jesus Name.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 24, 2020


But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, and He heard me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:3-5 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt like you need a protector and defender or someone to help hold your head up when troubles just seem too much? And have you ever cried out for help when no one was there and you couldn’t even sleep to escape the hopeless fears? The Lord makes several wonderful promises to us in these verses; declaring His compassionate care for us when we are distraught, frail and feel abandoned. 1) He is our shield, protector and defender. 2) He is our glory; bestowing His goodness, praise and honor upon us. 3) He lifts up our head and restores our hope. 4) He hears our prayers and cries for help! 5) He grants us sleep and rest in our weariness. 6) He sustains us and provides all our needs. Rest in the assurance today and everyday that He will hear your voice and answer you from His holy hill because of His great love for you. Selah!
By JoBeth Kested

Invest in The Truth by Beth Auman

Yeshua (Jesus) IS the Truth. If we are continuing in His Word, obeying what The Word Yesuha (Jesus) says then we are really His disciples or talmidim (taught ones), and we will know the truth Yeshua (Jesus) and He The Truth will set us free.

We are told in Proverbs 23:23 a key about Truth. We are to buy, procure (invest in), purchase, own, possess, recover the Truth in our lives. Jesus paid the ultimate price for each of us to have Salvation, to be free.

So many are in bondage to the lies of the evil one. Purchasing any little shred of evidentiary support to what they hold as truth. Which is in fact a lie. Rather than trusting in the One who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Take a moment and read these Scriptures out loud to yourself and to the LORD, ask Him if you are investing in Him by continuing in His Word and knowing the Him the Truth or are you following after the false?

Invest in The Truth, buy the Truth and do not sell it, Get Wisdom and Instruction and Understanding and may He The Truth truly open the cage of falsehood that you are being held captive – set you free.

John 14:6 CJB 6 Yeshua said, “I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.

 John 8:31-32 CJB 31 So Yeshua said to the Judeans who had trusted him, “If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim, 32 you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

 Proverbs 23:23 CJB 23 Buy the truth, don’t sell it, also wisdom, discipline and discernment.

Proverbs 23:23 The Voice 23 Invest in truth, sock it away!  Never cash in wisdom, guidance, or insight.

In Hebrew the word buy CJB and invest The Voice here is qânâh, kaw-naw’; a primitive root; to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own:—attain, buy(-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess(-or), purchase, recover, redeem, × surely, × verily.

Are you investing in Yeshua (Jesus) or are you investing in the false? Ask yourself this question while reading these Scriptures out loud to the King of Glory, Your Salvation, The Lamb of God, The One who Was and IS and IS to Come Yeshua (Jesus). Be freed from all that binds you and make sure from this point that you invest in Him and never sell the Truth. Get Wisdom, Instruction and Understanding which can only be found by investing in Yeshua (Jesus). Amen

 

Blessings and Shalom,

Love, Beth Auman

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 17, 2020

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

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 10, 2020
I pray … that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe… Ephesians 1:17-19 (NASB)

Are you in need of wisdom to solve a baffling situation or new revelation to grasp something beyond your understanding? Do you need renewed hope to see beyond impossible mountains too difficult to overcome? Wisdom requires discernment sometimes beyond our awareness, revelation can breakthrough as a dawning truth and hope is the anticipation of a fulfilled need or desire. This scripture encourages us to pray with the anticipation that our Heavenly Father can extend to us His spirit of wisdom and revelation for a greater knowing of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can also expect to “see” a lightening in our hearts to KNOW the hope of His calling. As His chosen ones, there is an awesome greatness of His power toward us who believe in the Lord; and there is a wealth of glory that is His inheritance in us! May you know the abundant magnitude of His wisdom, power, and extravagant love for you! Amen!

 

 

By JoBeth Kested

Mother’s Day Blessings

Mother’s Day Blessings:

Celebrating Motherhood Today – all Mothers, those who are, those who have been and those yet to come. Motherhood is eternal and set forth by Adonai our Elohim’s design. He planned Motherhood from the foundation of creation, Motherhood is s part of Himself that He has imparted to His creation.

Today we Celebrate each one who has loved, nurtured, trained, taught, inspired, cared for, prayed for in the past, present and in the future. We Praise Adonai for all of those who came before us, those with us now and those who will come after us. Mother’s Day Blessings in Jesus Name

Adonai, I come before You this Mother’s Day and give You all praise, honor and glory. I bless You for Your creation of Motherhood. I bless You for all Mother’s and apply Jesus blood over each and every Mother in Jesus Name.

No one knows better than you what each Mother needs. You see and know all things and I ask You today to touch each one individually. Whatever the need, You are the answer. Adonai, lead, guard, guide, protect and provide for each Mother. Help each one fulfill the purpose that You created them. Fill each one with Your Holy Spirit and grant each one the keys that You have in store for them to unlock their destiny in Jesus Name. Amen

Today children rise up and call your Mother Blessed as instructed in Adonai’s Word Proverbs 31:28. We are to be a people of Blessing. Those who impart Blessing and no matter  your situation – rise up today and declare Adonai’s Blessing over all of those who have Mothered you. Adonai is faithful and just and He will impart His Blessings Eternally.

Proverbs 31:26-31  (NASB)

26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the [a]teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29 “Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who [b]fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her the [c]product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

The Quest of the Overcomers Has No End By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

We have come full circle where we began our Quest of the Overcomers at the beginning of Adar twelve months ago. It has been our good pleasure to invite each of you to join us on our journey of discovery. We hope that you already know that this Quest is unending and eternal, just as Adonai is eternal.

“You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.” Acts 2:28

We’ve covered a lot of ground while discovering ripe fruit from the tree of life that the Lord has been revealing to us each month. We’ve learned strategic information about God’s times and seasons in the Hebraic calendar and the importance of God’s mandate to celebrate His ordained Feasts. We’ve learned significant lessons for today from the twelve Hebrew tribes of Israel, discovered His messages in the stars, and insightful characteristics of God revealed in Hebraic letters and numbers during each calendar month. The journey of discovering the of beauty of Adonai, the intricacies of His ways, the depths of His love, and the majesty of His glory will never end. The times and seasons were created by Elohim and belong to Him; and we must receive His revelation moment by moment as we continue to embrace Him and His ways each month through each year as our quest continues.

It is our choice to make each and every day of our remaining time on the earth, to press on in the Quest,  and to reach for the prize of His promises to the Overcomers.

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” I John 5:4-5

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—” Revelation 2:26

“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” Revelation 3:5

 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Revelation 21:7

“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21

What is the transforming power of partaking the ripe fruit from the Tree of Life each month as we continue in our unending Quest?

Clue — Becoming the Ripe Fruit!

 “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10:7-8 NIV

Our hope is that you have gained wisdom and direction to assist you in continuing, with the ability to reach for and apply the ripe fruit from the Tree of Life each month for yourself. Forge on and become the ripe fruit that you must become so that others may partake of the life of Yeshua that abides in you. Minister to others the message of the Kingdom of God that offers salvation for the lost, healing and deliverance for brokenness and eternal hope. We pray that many will partake from each of you as you make the choice to partake of the ripe fruit we have partaken and shared from our lives with you. As we have freely shared with you, we hope you will go and freely share with others.

A final note from JoBeth:

Over a year ago Beth invited me on this journey with her to seek God for insights, revelation and understanding to discover a ripe fruit from the Tree of Life that she felt Adonai wanted to offer us each month of Hebraic calendar as mentioned in Revelation 22:2. Though our friendship has become very dear, our writing process and styles are very different and it seemed like an impossibly daunting task, so, I responded, “No.” Several times. I am so grateful I finally yielded to both her and the LORD’s promptings. Each article, each month has truly been miraculous as God put all the pieces of insights and revelations cohesively together each month! I’ve been in awe of all the LORD has taught us and shown us; with such a joy of seeing more and more unfolding glory of the Lord as He has led us in this quest with the joys of sharing it with others. We have been astounded by the hundreds that have discovered these posts on our website at faithtestimony.org from around the world. We have no doubt you will also be surprised and thrilled to see how Adonai blesses you and multiplies the fruit you offer to Him in obedience as you continue with Him on the Quest of the Overcomers.

We want you to read the end of The Book; paying close attention to the Tree of Life. Receive and partake of the Spirit of Revelation that Adonai has for each of you and know that Yeshua — Jesus is coming soon!

“Maranatha. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. [Our] love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.” 1 Corinthians 16:22b-24 NASB

Blessings and Shalom. We look forward to spending eternity with you in Heaven.

Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

 

Revelation 22 from the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

     “Next the angel showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Between the main street and the river was the Tree of Life producing twelve kinds of fruit, a different kind every month; and the leaves of the tree were for healing the nations — no longer will there be any curses. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Night will no longer exist, so they will need neither the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because ADONAI, God, will shine upon them. And they will reign as kings forever and ever.

     Then he said to me, “These words are true and trustworthy: ADONAI, God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must happen soon.” “Look! I am coming very soon. Blessed is the person who obeys the words of the prophecy written in this book!”

Then I, Yochanan, the one hearing and seeing these things, when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am only a fellow-servant with you and your brothers, the prophets and the people who obey the words in this book. Worship God!”

     Then he said to me, “Don’t seal up the words of the prophecy in this book, because the time of their fulfillment is near. “Whoever keeps acting wickedly, let him go on acting wickedly; whoever is filthy, let him go on being made filthy. “Also, whoever is righteous, let him go on doing what is righteous; and whoever is holy, let him go on being made holy.”

“Pay attention!” [says Yeshua,] “I am coming soon, and my rewards are with me to give to each person according to what he has done. I am the ‘A’ and the ‘Z,’ the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

     “I, Yeshua, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Messianic communities. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star. The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Let anyone who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let anyone who is thirsty come — let anyone who wishes, take the water of life free of charge.” I warn everyone hearing the words of the prophecy in this book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book. And if anyone takes anything away from the words in the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the Tree of Life and the holy city, as described in this book.

     “The one who is testifying to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’”

Amen! Come, Lord Yeshua! May the grace of the Lord Yeshua be with all!”

 

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All scriptures from the New King James Version of the Bible unless otherwise noted.

Reference credit: “A Time to Advance” by Chuck Pierce with Robert and Linda Heidler  © 2011

(Photography purchased or taken by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested. Photo Art by Beth Auman)

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2020

Give Adonai All Praise Honor and Glory – by Beth Auman

Adonai, This day and everyday, I choose to honor, praise and give YOU all of the glory.

I have seen so much on the internet lately and my heart cries out to Adonai!

Change your focus today and look at this situation through the eyes of Adonai our Elohim – The Creator of the Universe!

There was a great threat to this World. It was not a war with guns and blood and yet there has been a war. What was the response? Everyone wants their say. Have we learned nothing?

During this time many have cried out to Adonai on our faces, on our knees, with our hearts and our hands raised to Him because we are His and we trust in Him alone.

Do not think for one moment that there is not time for you to align and unite each of us.

The death toll is lower because He performed His Word! We cried out and He heard us. He took what the devil meant for our harm and He turned it for our Good because He is GOOD! Give Him all Glory, Honor and Praise!

We have had an opportunity to be the church rather than go to church. Many churches have had more people join their web casts than will ever step a foot in their building, because they are seeking His face, not yours. Not your set up or your lights and show. They are seeking His face and heard something in the worship that drew them by His Holy Spirit to Him. Give Adonai the Praise, Worship and Honor due His name!

We have had an opportunity to draw close to Adonai, sit at His feet alone and with our families. He is preparing us during this season, as He prepared those in the wilderness after Passing over out of Egypt. Are you one who has murmured and complained or are you one who has sought His Face like Moses? Do you want to sit in His fire or stay outside and continue to worship the golden calf that you have been worshiping?

We are standing in the time that Adonai saw fit for us to live. We are to rule, reign, take dominion and subdue. We are of a Kingdom that never ends. We are people of eternity. He has given us the ability to apply the blood of Jesus Christ and use His name. Read your Bible.

Have you applied the blood of Jesus over each enemy as they have arisen? Have you denied the this and every virus the right to exist in you, in your home, in your community, in your state, in your Nation? Do you trust that Adonai can do this through the blood of Jesus Christ His SON?

If so then why are you spilling venomous literature all over the internet and spreading fear? The only statistic that we should be concerned with is that Jesus Christ is LORD and that our GOD will save us!

Asking Him before we do anything including posting is vital and the words,”I’m sharing my truth” are some of the most dangerous in this world. There is only One Truth and that is the WORD of GOD JESUS CHRIST. He is the way, the truth and the Life (John 14:6).

Adonai has performed a miracle before our very eyes and people still refuse to see it. Three million people were supposed to die from this virus. Adonai heard our cry and He said no!

There have been deaths and many sick and for each one, we are supposed to mourn with them. Not put stickers on our facebook pages that say this many died from this and that many died from that. We are to have compassion and pray for all.

Many lives have been spared, is yours one of them? If so, we rejoice with you and give Adonai the Praise, Honor and Glory becasue He is good.

Adonai has done a miracle in our midst. Give Him all praise, honor and glory because only by His hand are we saved. This means that He has a purpose for your life. Ask Him today what that purpose is, repent for not asking Him sooner and seek Him first daily from this day forward. Do what He instructs you to do and join His array of warriors who are standing in the gap for you. Now stand in the gap for others.

Many churches that only have 50 to 100 come to their building now have 5,000 watching online. We have had people pray together all over the World by the thousands.

We have had opportunities to connect that would have never been and now we are unified and aligned.

Give Adonai all praise, honor and glory because He has taken something that was meant for our harm and turned it for our GOOD!

I declare and decree to you today that America will recover, all will be restored and we will prosper! We will fulfill the destiny that He has for us to go into all of the world and preach the gospel to every creature. In Jesus Name.

Those that do not give Him Honor, Glory and Praise will not recover all.

What do you choose? Who do you serve? Check your heart before we have the ability to walk out our doors because there is still time to repent and meet Adonai face to face. Jesus is not in the building that we worship Him in, He is in our hearts. We carry Him with us wherever we go. When we gather in His name on the web or in our churches, He is there.

Personally, I give Adonai all praise, honor and glory. I Bless His holy Name and I declare He is my everything.

Jesus is LORD and He is coming back, are you watching for Him? Telling the World about Him? Check your heart.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 3, 2020

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Have you ever been paralyzed by an overwhelming fear that seems to shatter all hope and scatter all your faith? Fear is the friend of doubt and unbelief and the robber of our faith. The KJV Bible mentions “fear not”, “do not fear” and “do not be afraid” 110 times and it is usually followed by exhortations declaring that the Lord is with you. God makes five promises in this scripture: 1) He is with you. 2) He is your God. 3) He gives strength to replace your weariness. 4) He will help you. 5) He will hold you up in the power of His righteousness. So, let’s trust the power of His presence, strength and righteousness to overcome all our fears of failure and inadequacy that try to overwhelm us. May our hope be renewed and faith strengthened in these assurances of God’s steadfast love, goodness and provision for us today.

 

By JoBeth Kested