Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 5, 2017

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Psalms 19:1-3 (NKJV)

Have you ever been enthralled by stars shining in the darkness of night or the glow of a full moon over majestic mountains? Have you been thrilled by the glorious dawn of morning or a blazing sunset with gold and crimson streaks across the skies? Or have you been captivated by the delicate fragrance of a blooming rose, crashing waves upon a sandy beach, or a towering forrest with butterflies flitting and birds calling? These scriptures instruct us that the heavens are declaring the glory of God and the earth’s beauty reveals His handprints upon all creation. Day after day and every night all that is around us reveals the evidence of an intricate and intimate God. There is no place on earth where the voice of His creation and the language of His beauty is not spoken to all who will see and listen. May you hear His voice calling your name in the wind and your heart filled with His loving presence revealed in every detail of His beauty all around you. Amen!
By JoBeth Kested

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Victorious Living Strategies by Beth Auman

There is always a strategy for Victory through Jesus (The Word of God)

Isaiah 28:16 NASB Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

2 Timothy 2:19 NASB Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

When you find yourself in a difficult situation, in the near future – think back on what you may have done to cause the crack in your own foundation. Measure your life against the Word of God and find out where you have sinned.

Adonai is blamed for so many things that He has nothing at all to do with. The fact is that we live in a sinful world. The devil evil and a liar and he hates us. We choose to sin and cause cracks in our own foundations. The devil cannot make us relinquish our free will. He can bait us though. Once we give into sin – he has free acces. Even a small crack in our foundation can cause major difficulties.  Whatever you do don’t blame ADONAI! Yield yourself rather to His plan because once you yield and repent He seals that crack in your foundation and the devil’s access is denied!

Sowing and reaping is good ground for Growing and completing! That old devil may get you once but learning from our mistakes and yielding to wisdom ensures that he won’t do that again. Galatians 6:7-9 (NASB) Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

1 Peter 5:8 (NASB)Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 [a]But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your [b]brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

Revelation 3:8 (NASB)‘I know your [a]deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

Accountability and integrity are important to Adonai. He created us and gave us free will. Many use that free will to live recklessly and in rebellion.

He gave us the entire BIBLE – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, to live by. He placed promises within His Word. He gave us His Son Jesus to provide a way back to Him though repentance when we fall short and sin.

He will never take away our free will. We have the option to serve Him entirely or not at all, but please understand there is no grey area.

That is where we are in this world right now. People want a grey area. They want to dabble and cross from side to side. This is what creates cracks in your foundation and allows the devil access to your life.

The Definition of Repentance is to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one’s life. In other words Don’t repeat the sin. Allow The Word of the LORD – the BIBLE to define what is sin and if His Word says not to do something then don’t do it.

Through Jesus we have the choice to repent when we make mistakes. God even made a plan for us to have the opportunity to come back into fellowship with Him. He Loves and wants His best for your life, He Loves His family. The way that He designed is the best Way of Life. Jesus is the Way. The Only Way to God. There is no other way that has ever been made.

His promises are true. He promised that He would be with you if you choose Him. He will never leave or forsake you. Examine yourself and if there are areas in your life that are not blessed by Adonai, go back to The Word of God – the Bible and examine areas of your life where you have allowed cracks in your foundation. Find them, Repent and don’t ever do that again. Always remember that Adonai Loves you and that Jesus paid the ultimate price for you to have the opportunity to fellowship and ultimately live eternally with Adonai in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 (NASB) 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic [a]utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every [b]form of evil.

Isaiah 43:2 (NASB) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.

Hebrews 13:5-7 (NASB) Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?”

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the [a]result of their conduct, imitate their faith.

I speak Shalom over all of you who have chosen to read this and Praise Adonai in Jesus name for your Victory in Him. Amen

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on November 2, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 29, 2017

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise him, all you people of the earth. For he loves us with unfailing love; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117:1-2 (NLT)

Everyone at one time or another suffers the wounds of failed relationships whether it is family, a spouse, best friend or a boss. The hurt, grief, betrayal, injustice and anger can be extremely difficult to deal with or overcome. We can spin our mental and emotional wheels endlessly asking the questions “Why me?”, “How did this happen?”, and “What if…?” yet never finding the answers to soothe our hurting souls. This scripture reminds us that God’s love for ALL nations and ALL people never ends and never fails. No matter our color or culture we will always find His arms open to receive and restore us in His love that will never end! No matter our faults or failures our circumstances or sorrows the promise and healing hope of the Lord’s steadfast unfailing love knows no barriers nor boundaries. Let us ALL lift our voice in gratitude with hope and Praise The Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 21, 2017

“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10 NKJV

Have you ever considered that there is a big difference between “believing in God” verses “believing God”? Believing in God allows us to believe what we want to believe about God as we attempt to fit Him into the box of our own preferences and understanding. Believing God means we have chosen to acknowledge the absolute sovereignty of the Bible, believing God is Who He says He is and also believing that He will do what He says He will do. God declares in this verse that He has chosen us even before we choose Him! He invites us to “know” Him in an intimate personal relationship that opens the eyes of our understanding with the ability to BELIEVE that He Is The One and Only True GOD that always was, always is and always will be! Lord, I believe, help me where I still have unbelief. Let your light so shine that others also see and believe. Praise the Lord!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 15, 2017

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Have you ever wondered how to find peace in the midst of difficult and overwhelming situations? Peace is something money cannot buy, but I am sure there are times we would gladly pay for it if we could. Though not always easy, these two verses show us in a few simple steps God’s pathway to finding His peace. 1) Don’t waste your time worrying. 2) Talk to God about everything. 3) He wants us to bring Him all our needs. 4) Be sure to thank Him for all He does for you. Then, we are promised God’s wonderful peace that passes all our understanding! Peace protects our hearts and minds beyond our imaginations to live the life that is ours in Jesus. Prayer is just simply talking to God and it is the entry way to walking in His path of peace for you today and always. Praise God!

By JoBeth Kested

Blessing by Beth Auman

Adonai is the One who blesses us with Good things and His blessing makes us rich. His Blessings is an empowerment in our lives to live in His Shalom.

Shalom means wholeness, completeness, nothing missing, nothing broken. Every area of our lives full of Love, Peace, Joy and Prosperity. Lacking nothing.

A blessing from the Lord is an empowerment. When He blesses us we are empowered to succeed. To prosper (to lack nothing) and He adds no sorrow to it.

All you have to do is simply receive what He has for you. Thank Him for whatever He gives to you and be grateful every single day. Because you are blessed.

Remember to bless all of those around you each day too. If you are a believer in Yeshua then you are ordained to speak a Blessing over others. We are even to Bless our enemies (Luke 6:28).

Walk in the blessing of Adonai every single day. Ponder His blessings over your life in your heart and be Thankful for whatever they are. Remember that He doesn’t mix sorrow with it.

Adonai I come before You today and I bless You first Adonai. I bless each one who has chosen to take their time to read this. I bless you my dear friend with the fullness of Adonai’s Shalom over your life and I pray that you will bless others every single day. As You bless us Adonai and we bless others rather than curse them, that we will see Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. May we all cry out to You Adonai as David did in Psalm 103 on a daily basis in Yeshua’s Mighty Name. Amen

Psalm 103 (CJB)

(1) Bless Adonai, my soul!
Everything in me, bless his holy name!
Bless Adonai, my soul,
and forget none of his benefits!

He forgives all your offenses,
he heals all your diseases,
he redeems your life from the pit,
he surrounds you with grace and compassion,
he contents you with good as long as you live,
so that your youth is renewed like an eagle’s.

Adonai brings vindication and justice
to all who are oppressed.
He made his ways known to Moshe,
his mighty deeds to the people of Isra’el.
Adonai is merciful and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in grace.
He will not always accuse,
he will not keep his anger forever.
10 He has not treated us as our sins deserve
or paid us back for our offenses,
11 because his mercy toward those who fear him
is as far above earth as heaven.
12 He has removed our sins from us
as far as the east is from the west.

13 Just as a father has compassion on his children,
Adonai has compassion on those who fear him.
14 For he understands how we are made,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 Yes, a human being’s days are like grass,
he sprouts like a flower in the countryside —
16 but when the wind sweeps over, it’s gone;
and its place knows it no more.
17 But the mercy of Adonai on those who fear him
is from eternity past to eternity future,
and his righteousness extends
to his children’s children,
18 provided they keep his covenant
and remember to follow his precepts.

19 Adonai has established his throne in heaven;
his kingly power rules everything.
20 Bless Adonai, you angels of his,
you mighty warriors who obey his word,
who carry out his orders!
21 Bless Adonai, all his troops,
who serve him and do what he wants!
22 Bless Adonai, all his works,
in every place where he rules!
Bless Adonai, my soul!

 

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

 

This entry was posted on October 12, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 8, 2017

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; 9

Have you ever felt like a misfit, too different or unacceptable to others around you; your friends, at work or in your family? Sometimes it can be so hard to handle those inner voices that say, “You don’t fit”, ” Not good enough”, or “Never going to make it”. What an encouragement to find in this scripture what God has to say about you. You are a chosen one! You are a part of the elite inner circle with access to God; a Holy nation! And, you are part of a distinctive people that have accepted God’s invitation to come out of the dark painful, depressing and hopeless places into the marvelous light of His love! So lift your heart, your hands and your voice to praise the Lord because you are a chosen, special one with the opportunity to display His goodness and glory to all those around you in this world! Thank You, Lord
By JoBeth Kested

Living in the Truth of God’s Word by Beth Auman

John 8:31-32 is one of my favorite life verses. Jesus said these words out of His own mouth. The “If ” and “Then” clause is within this verse, which means that you have a part and He has a part. IF you will do your part by continuing in and applying His Word; THEN, you will receive His counsel, power, knowledge and the fear of the Lord, making wisdom, truth, and revelation a part of your normal everyday life. Allow the fear of the Lord to embrace you; placing a guard over your heart so that you will not step out of the safe boundaries that He reveals to you; then and then only will the truth make you free. Otherwise, no freedom comes when you continue on your own path and continue going your own way of understanding, thinking that you know what is best. You will miss the path of life and secure boundaries God has to prepared for you to walk in. That is where true freedom is found. That is where real protection resides. That is where His Perfect Shalom is and where you can joyfully dwell within His Perfect Shalom.

The Truth Will Make You Free

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32 (NASB)

I have a question for your consideration. If you have received God’s truth, wisdom and revelation from the Word of God, what have you done with it? Are you free? How is His Word making a difference in your life?

Jesus said, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”  (John 8:32) As we walk with Him, we have new opportunities to be transformed by His Word in unfolding revelation of His wisdom, counsel, power, might, knowledge and fear of the Lord that guards our path. It is a 24 hour a day, life changing process available to us always as we learn to live within the boundary that He is creating for us though His wisdom and revelation.

Righteous Reign of the Branch

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-2 (NASB)

This is an unfolding second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day process as we receive and continue in His wisdom and revelation. Receiving His Word in our heart and remaining within the boundary of the Word that He has revealed to us, then we are made free. Then and only then, can we receive more wisdom and revelation that broadens new boundaries that His Word secures within us to walk in until we receive another level of wisdom and revelation with understanding to walk in.

Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.  1 Chronicles 4:10 (NASB)

None of us will ever know everything. We all operate within the unfolding boundaries of revelation of truth revealed to us by the Lord. He will show each of us what we need and when we need it; when we cry out for and seek His wisdom. But, the test is in what you do with the truth that you have received. We are called to walk in the revelation and truth that we have received and never turn back. The Bible says that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. You cannot ask Him for wisdom and revelation truth and then not choose to live within the boundaries of the truth that He has revealed. There is NO freedom there.

You enlarge my steps under me, And my feet have not slipped. Psalm 18:36 (NASB)

I’ll share my own life example of this; a very practical, personal example.  I have stated that this is one of my own life verses. I truly learned to live in the fear of the Lord and in the peace and joy of His revealed truth in my life and I’m so thankful that I do. I praise Him and give Him all Glory! Every Word in the Bible points us to Jesus. I have been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, out of the hand of the enemy. I have Passed Over. Jesus is the Lamb that was slain. I have received the Truth and have embraced the Hebraic Roots of my faith. The bread and the cup; communion with Jesus. He is the Passover Lamb. I commune with Him and desire to live within His boundary for my life. I will Never go backwards. I have received the Truth and I cry out for His wisdom and revelation every day. I am walking within the boundaries of the Word that He has revealed to me that has become my personal revelation and truth.

You must walk within the revelation and truth that He reveals to you. If you feel stuck or cannot move forward, then ask the Lord what wisdom and revelation that you have missed and did not allow Him to establish the boundary in your life? What was the last Truth that Jesus gave you? Did you walk it out? Are you living within the boundary or did you go back to your own knowledge and understanding; to what is fun to you, what you want to do? He will show you. You can repent and you can walk forward. If you are willing to receive the truth and be free then He will show you the exact place that you need to pick back up where you lost your path.

  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.  For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8 (NASB)

Personal Prayer:  Abba, we come before You today. Please open the eyes of our understanding and show us the hope of Your calling. We ask You today, if there is any area that You have revealed Your Truth to us that we did not continue in. Please reveal this place so that we can repent. We choose to continue in Your truth and be free 24 hours a day every day. We call upon You today, that You will bless us indeed and enlarge our border, that Your hand might be with us and that You will keep us from harm that it may not pain us. Lord we choose to continue in Your Word and to walk in Your way of life for us. In Jesus name. Amen.

The Usefulness of Proverbs

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:

To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,

To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;

To give prudence to the naive,
To the youth knowledge and discretion,

A wise man will hear and increase in learning,

And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,

To understand a proverb and a figure,

The words of the wise and their riddles.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:1-7 (NASB)

Love Beyond Measure, Beth

I would like to thank my partner in writing JoBeth Kested for helping me put this together. Writing is always and amazing journey for me. I am so thankful for her editing skill and attention to detail. Abba made us a team for His Glory. We hope that this post has brought you to a new Revelation of the Truth. Blessings and Shalom.

© Beth Auman 2017

This entry was posted on October 3, 2017, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 1, 2017

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Have you ever struggled to find enough faith to guide you in the midst of gripping fearful circumstances? In such times, it is important to remember that submitting to fear instead of believing in faith is a choice. Let’s take a look at this scripture with the word fear in place of the word faith and see how it would read. “Now fear is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” How much easier it is to see the foolishness of wasting our time and energy by wallowing in the quicksand of fear that anticipates and expects things we can’t even see yet and have no power to change. Let’s choose to have faith in our all powerful Heavenly Father that creates worlds out of nothing, is able to move mountains, make rivers in the desert, and brings resurrection life from the dead! Instead of yielding to fear, let’s put our faith in Almighty God that can create things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Yes, Lord

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 24, 2017

I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together. I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:2-4 (NIV)

Have you ever struggled with afflicting fear of failure, fear of the future, fear of abandonment or rejection? No matter how much we try to minimize or ignore it, sometimes life difficulties can cast us into the agonizing grip of our deepest fears with seemingly no hope of finding any way out. With great joy, this Psalmist instructs us to seek or call upon the Lord; declaring that God answered him and rescued him from ALL his fears. The afflicted are invited to join the celebration of worship and to glorify the Lord with the good news that God will also answer our cry for freedom from all our fears. In 1 John 4:18 we learn that the perfect love of Jesus casts out all fear. May you know the healing, restoring power of the love of Jesus that will also free you from every fear. Selah–ponder and focus on that!
By JoBeth Kested