Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 13, 2018

 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

My Help by Beth Auman

My Help comes from Adonai. He is the maker of heaven. We all find ourselves in situations that seem impossible. It’s a set up though or a test of our faith to increase our boundaries and territory.

Every life situation provides us with a choice. To look at the situation and become involved with it OR to look to the LORD the maker of Heaven and seek Him for His way to be Victorious.

Matthew 6:33  (TLV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Let’s back up a few verses:

Matthew 6:31-33  (TLV)31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the pagans eagerly pursue all these things; yet your Father in heaven knows that you need all these.

Our Father in Heaven knows that we need these things. He truly does and He has provided the Holy Spirit to help, lead, guard, guide and provide for us. He is after all the Holy Spirit of God the Spirit of Wisdom, Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD. Isaiah 11:2 

There is an anointing for “that.”  What is the “that” in your life right now?

If you are not overcoming your situation – if your “that” is overcoming, you. STOP. Repent and ask the LORD who created you for the anointing to Overcome the “that.”

Let’s come together in unity and lift up our eyes to the mountains – from where our help comes from – the Maker of Heaven. Focus on the LORD – seek Him First and don’t take your eyes off of Him.

Lord, we come before You in Jesus name and we repent for looking at our situations. For looking at the “that” in our lives. Abba, we ask You today for the anointing to overcome the “that.” Please forgive us for taking our eyes off of You and only seeing the problem.

Lord, Please fill and re-fill each of us with Your Holy Spirit and anoint us this day to overcome the “that” the thing that has been trying to hold us captive and take us out of the race.

We hold our hands up to You and receive Your Holy Spirit and we declare and decree VICTORY in Jesus Name over all of the “that’s.”  Declare and Decree over your situation that the LORD is MY Help. My Help comes from THE LORD the creator of Heaven. Amen and Amen

There is an anointing for “that.” Yes, there is. I would like to add a little side note to all of you who are intercessors and watchmen on the wall. Abba has set boundaries for each of us. Our delegated rule of authority and I’ve learned from this process that when He is enlarging our territory – there is always a request for something that seems bigger than we have ever stood for our watched over. Don’t be weak, ask the Lord is this is for you first. He will let you know if it is or if it is not. It’s in the asking and seeking the Lord first. He provides the anointing to conquer and be Victorious through His Holy Spirit and Jesus our LORD. This is the way that we take the land and how our boarders increase.

Blessings and Shalom.

Beth Auman

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

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 6, 2018

Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11 (KJV)

Have you ever pondered what you really need to find the happiness you hope for? Have you been tempted to focus on your desires for pleasure and happiness even if it means hurting others? The dominant voices of this world tell us that the only path to fulfillment, personal pleasure and happiness is to pursue “whatever makes you happy”, “take care of number one first”, or “you can’t make anyone else happy if you aren’t happy”. This scripture challenges us to ask God to show us His path for our life with the hope for a joy that is greater than the world’s measure of happiness. For in His presence, at His right hand, we are positioned close to His power, authority and protection with the promise that we will find the fulness of joy and experience pleasures without end that we all long for. Say, “Yes” to finding the Lord’s path of joy and blessing that He has for you!
By JoBeth Kested

Ordained Boundary by Beth Auman

Acts 17:26-28 (TLV) [a] 26 From one He made every nation of men to live on the face of the earth, having set appointed times and the boundaries of their territory. [b] 27 They were to search for Him, and perhaps grope around for Him and find Him. Yet He is not far from each one of us, [c] 28 for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being.’

Many times I find myself making the statment to people that I meet that there are things that I no longer do. I will not participate in. Please understand that if we walk together – I will not do this or that because Abba set a boundary for my life and I choose to live His way.

I am saying this to you today so that you will understand Acts 17:26. God’s plan was for Jesus to be the sacrifice so that we would step into and be ordained to do that which He planned from the beginning. He has set our appointed times and the boundaries of our territory. He has virtually set the boundary for the time that we live in, the place that we live and His hedge of protection around us depends on our yielding our will back to Him and staying inside His hedge of protection. If we venture out and get taken out – that’s our fault. He has ordained each of us to take our place and not deviate from His plan. Which means remaining within the boundaries of our territory. The habitation set by Him. Stay within our own lane – within our hedge of His protection.

We are to search for Him to grope for Him and find Him, ‘28 for ‘In Him we live and move and have our being.’

If your life is not filled with His promises, perhaps you are violating His boundaries. See, being ordained is part of being His. There comes a time within our Christian expericence where our focus is less on ourselves and  what He can do for us to Him, we have to change our mindset to what is important to HIM. How we can Worship Him with our actions, with the very life that He has given us. Make our lives a Living Epistle of Worship unto HIM.

It is important to Him for each of us to realize that He has appointed our times and boundaries of our territory. We all have a deligated rule of authority. That means being and doing what He says, praying, decreeing, declaring over and for those whom He brings our way, focusing on Him and what He loves. Moving when He says move, praying when He says pray, declaring when He leads us to declare and what He leads us to declare. Not moving when He tells us to be still. Worshiping when He tells us to worship in the way that He leads us to worship Him. Because that is what is important to Him.

Taking our eyes off of other’s boundaries and focusing on the boundary that He has set for us. You cannot fulfill another’s destiny, nor can they fulfill yours. Abba has ordained you for a very specific purpose. Stay in your lane, within your boundary and He will provide all that you need and fulfill all of His promises.

If you are not receiving the answer to your prayer, if you are lost, worried, depressed or finding it difficult to worship the Lord or difficult to trust Him with the issuse of your life. Having difficulty hearing the Truth. Please, ask Him to show you the boundary that He has set for you and ask Him how to operate within the boundary that He has set for your life.

In doing this, I will not step outside His boundary. There are truly things in my life that I will Never do again. Never participate in again. Not that I’m better than anyone else. My focus is on the Lord and He has ordained me to be and do something that is important to Him. That’s enough for me. I have yieleded myself to Him. I have set myself in agreement with His Word (my boundary) and I will not violate it.

God has a plan for your life too and you must yield yourself to the boundary that Abba has set for you to operate within. Ask Him. He will lead you and guide you into all truth.

Salvation is our choice. We must choose to crown Jesus Christ as the LORD of our life. Salvation is wonderful. However, it is only the beginning of the path. He created us for so much more. We are to reach back into the fire and pull others out. He created each of us with purpose. He has something for you to do. Find out what that is and make Him your focus. Stay within the boundary that He created for you and as you are faithful to do that – then pray the prayer of Jabez and ask Him to enlarge your boarders.

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NKJV) Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez,[a] saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

Jabez, stayed in his boundary and it was said of him that he was more honorable than his brothers. He fulfilled his destiny to the point that he called on the God of Israel to bless him and enlarge his territory. He is a brilliant picture of an overcommers testimony.

God granted him what he requested.

Lord, my prayer for each person that reads this is that You will hear their prayers, reveal the boundaries that You have set for them and that they will move forward. Keep moving forward and be closer to You. Make what is important to You, important to them and walk in the VICTORY of Jesus our LORD. In His name Amen

 

Love Beyond Measure – Blessings and Shalom

Beth Auman

 

This entry was posted on May 3, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 29, 2018

A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (HCSB)

Have you ever enjoyed the crazy fun of a scavenger hunt where you are dependent upon finding the right clues that will guide you in the way you need to go? Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond our control, we find ourselves feeling helpless and clueless, like stumbling in the dark, with a fear of falling and no map or plan to follow. How encouraging it is to learn in these scriptures that we can trust that the Lord takes pleasure in establishing our steps and showing us the way to go. He promises that even if we stumble along the way, He is holding our hand to protect us from falling or from anything that is overwhelming for us. Lord, establish our steps, please hold our hand and protect us as we follow you out of the dark and confusing times of our lives. Thank You, Lord.
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 22, 2018

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 NIV

Have you ever felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole? Do you have the repetitive lies of the world going round and round in your head— “Not qualified, not smart, not pretty, too fat or too old”? Maybe it is time to heed the advice of this scripture to stop trying to conform to the self demeaning and eliminating standards of this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind believing you are who God says you are; “accepted in the beloved”, (Eph. 1:6) “fearfully and wonderfully made”, (Ps. 139:14) “child of God, (John 1:12) and that your gifts make room for you (Pr. 18:16). The more we focus on who God says we are the more we will clearly discern His good, pleasing and perfect will for us. Oh Lord, renew our minds with the truths in Your Word; that we might find our perfect place of pleasing You in Your good plans for us. Amen.
By JoBeth Kested

Where Does Wisdom Begin by Beth Auman

Proverbs 4:7  (NABRE)The beginning of wisdom is: get wisdom;    whatever else you get, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7  (VOICE)7 Gaining sound judgment is key, so first things first: go after Lady Wisdom!  Now, whatever else you do, follow through to understanding.

Wisdom is the primary thing and in all of our getting we must follow through to get understanding.

Have you ever been in a situation that was truly impossible?

I’ve been there myself and I cried out for Wisdom. I cried out to God because He said that if I asked for Wisdom, He would pour it out liberally. See the LORD IS Wisdom beyond measure.

Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, vast in power, with wisdom beyond measure. His Word says that if we ask that He will pour Wisdom out liberally. James 1:5 (NABRE) But if any of you lacks wisdom,[a] he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.

We all need God’s Wisdom. First we must realize that there is only One God and He is the Father of Jesus who is LORD. Once this is established and we have asked Jesus to be our LORD and Savior then Adonai makes His Wisdom available to us. His Wisdom comes with much benefit.

Individually though we have a part. We must receive His Wisdom given and gain understanding by studying His Word, listning for His Voice and yielding ourselves fully to Him.  We gain understanding by being obedient to the Wisdom that He is pouring out.

In my own life I have come to realize that whenever I have asked for Wisdom, He brings Wisdom. With Wisdom, He has provided Revelation, Counsel, Might, Knowledge and the Fear of the LORD. Because He already knows all things. My part, our part is to continue on His well lit path and have faith that He has already provided the Way, Truth and Light – Jesus.

 

Adonai, We come before You today and repent for any time that You have provided Wisdom after we have cried out for it and did not gain understnaing. Lord, open the eyes of our understanding according to Your Word in Ephesians 1:17-23  (NABRE) 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. 18 May the eyes of [your] hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might, 20 which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, 21 far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body,[a] the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

May each and every one of us receive Your full benefit in finding Wisdom, gaining understanding by being filled completely with Your Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen

Isaiah 11:2 Tree of Life Version (TLV)The Ruach of Adonai will rest upon Him, the Spirit of  wisdom and insight, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Adonai.[a]

Proverbs 3:13-18  (NABRE)

The Benefits of Finding Wisdom[a]

13 Happy the one who finds wisdom,  the one who gains understanding! 14 Her profit is better than profit in silver,  and better than gold is her revenue; 15 She is more precious than corals,  and no treasure of yours can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand,  in her left are riches and honor; 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace; 18 She is a tree of life[b] to those who grasp her, and those who hold her fast are happy.

Love Beyond Measure – Blessings and Shalom,

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on April 18, 2018, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 15, 2018

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

Do you find it difficult to trust others because of past betrayal, rejection or abandonment? You may remember a time as a child when your Dad encouraged you to leap and to trust that he would catch you; or being blindfolded to trust someone else to lead you in the hope that they would not let you stumble or fall. When others have failed us and we can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel we don’t have to struggle and strive to figure it all out when we don’t know what to do. When there is no light of understanding before us we are exhorted to put ALL our trust in the Lord; in His loving, compassionate, goodness and grace. Our Father God is always there to heal our hearts, to catch us and to guide us when our hopes have crumbled and we can’t see the way ahead. We can trust the Lord to direct our paths for His love never fails. Amen!

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of April 8, 2018

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NKJV)

Is your hope running low with the heaviness of discouragement and the frustration of too many disappointments? Especially when someone we trusted fails our trust we may feel trapped in the quicksand of hopelessness, fear and grief. What an encouragement to be reminded in this verse that we have a God Who is hope! No matter what pit of sorrow and pain we may find ourselves in, He reaches out to offer us His peace that passes understanding, with indescribable joy, to renew our hope in an abundance that is more-than-enough! We can trust in our Father God for a renewing hope with faith in the power of the Holy Spirit that moves mountains in our defense and opens miraculous doors of provision on our behalf. Come Holy Spirit with the uplifting hope, joy and peace that we need today. Amen!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Wisdom’s Value by Beth Auman

YHWH IS Wisdom and He provided each of us One Way to obtain the tools for understanding the proper way to live and have a fountain of blessing pouring into our lives. Through the acceptance of Jesus as our LORD.

We gain the riches of Wisdom when we receive Jesus Christ as LORD of our life. Everything that we need is imparted to us, at that very moment. 2 Corinthians 5:17  (NASB) 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, [a]he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Salvation is a 365 day by day process, we must receive our daily bread. Jesus is our daily bread. Luke 11:3 (NASB)‘Give us each day our [a]daily bread. His daily bread must be both asked for and received by faith.
After asking and receiving daily we must stand firm in our faith, making our requests known to Abba through prayer and praise which open the well-lit path for us to walk on.  Abiding in Him, His Word and receiving His Truth.

Without the Word of YHWH- the BIBLE, there is no Wisdom and Jesus is the WORD (BIBLE). Therefore, no Jesus, No Word and No Wisdom. The absence of the Bible – the living Truth of YHWH – Jesus, there is no hope, no life, no bread. There is only ONE way provided to receive the Wisdom of YHWH – Jesus.

It is truly up to each of us to reach into the tool box provided to us through the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and follow after Wisdom, obtain the tools, live the proper way and receive the fountain of blessing poured into our lives. To gain the riches of Wisdom which is far greater than the wealth of the world.

Finding true wisdom which is one of the attributes of the Holy Spirit of the LORD gives us the opportunity to obtain tools for living a proper life.  He, The Holy Spirit, leads and guides us into all Truth.

John 16:12-13  (NASB) 12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

The question that we must all answer is this – Do you seek after and desire true wisdom? Have you received Jesus as your LORD?  Do you ask for your daily bread and receive what He gives you to? Do you desire to understand the proper way to live? There is a proper way that leads to an overflow of blessing from the LORD.

My hope and prayer is that you will choose wisely and that His desires will be yours. That you will follow after wisdom, truly see the value of YHWH’s Wisdom in your life and align your life properly so that the overflow of Blessing that the Lord has for your life will manifest in Jesus name.

 

Blessings and Shalom-24-7 – 365

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

 

This entry was posted on April 5, 2018, in Beth Auman.