Set a Guard by Beth Auman

Do you have loose lips? Has someone spoken evil against you? Is the first thing that you speak when faced with difficulty positive or negative? Does it bring God Glory or make Jesus cry? Do you desire to win or loose?

There Is Victory in Jesus! But, we can only walk in that Victory if we do it His way.

Each of these questions is answered in Psalm 141:3-4

Set a guard, Adonai over my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips. Don’t let my heart turn to anything evil or allow me to act wickedly with men who are evildoers; keep me from eating their delicacies.

Delicacies in this verse are the delicacies of loose lips, lips that lie and spread gossip.

LORD  -I refuse to receive this loose lipped gossip. I will not go down that path. Oh LORD,  Please keep watch at the door of my lips. I choose to use my lips to glorify YOU. I Trust You Adonai in Jesus Name to turn this situation meant for my harm for my good for Your Glory. Amen

Genesis 50:20 (NIV) 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Psalm 141 is a really good self evaluation tool. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:21  (NKJV)21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

We all want to eat the ripest and yummiest fruit. Not the rotten fruit. Therefore, watch what you say. Speak God’s Word over yourself, your family and every situation that you find yourself in. Ask the Lord to set a guard over your mouth and keep watch at the door of your lips. Ask Him not to allow your heart to turn to anything evil, therefore preventing you from acting wickedly with men who are evil doers. Ask the LORD to keep you from eating of their delicacies. In Jesus Name.

GOD IS FAITHFUL and JESUS IS LORD. Trust in Him at all times.

Blessings and Shalom.

Love you all beyond measure.

Beth Auman

Let me know if this helps you today.

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This entry was posted on July 12, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of July 7, 2019

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)

On the road of life, in pursuit of your success, love and happiness, have you experienced some detours or crashes along the way? Friends betray us, jobs come to an end, wealth can be lost, and family can cause the deepest of wounds. This weeks scripture challenges us to ask, “How do I lay up my treasure in heaven where there is no corruption or loss?” Micah 6:8 tells us, “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” We also read in John 16:33 “In this life you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer I (Jesus) have overcome the world.” So place your heart and hope in Jesus, Who helps persevere and overcome the troubles of this world. By His grace, live honorably with compassion, extending love and mercy to others in humble dependence upon the Lord. You will know the blessings of God’s favor, experience His peace that passes understanding and lay up treasures in heaven!

By JoBeth Kested

Tammuz 5779 Overcoming Fruit from the Tree of Life

By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

The Month of Tammuz is the 4th month on the Hebrew Calendar, with 29 days beginning at sunset on July 3rd and ends at sunset on August 2, 2019 – 5779.

This is a controversial month to many because Tammuz is actually the name of a Babylonian god, “the shepherd god”; originally king of Erech confined forever in the afterworld as a substitute for his consort Inanna or Ishtar. His mother, Semiramis, declared he was a miraculous conception by the rays of the sun when she became pregnant after her husband, Nimrod, died and was declared to be the sun god. Tammuz represents deception and idol worship.

How do we protect ourselves from deception and false idols in our lives this month?

Clue – The light of truth and allowing Adonai to help us see from His perspective.

The Hebrew letter for the month of Tammuz is CHET which means light radiating from your eyes. On the 4th Day – Elohim created the sun, moon and stars, which provided light for us to see. If our world view is blurred by troubles, doubts, fear and grief; or skewed by our pride then we are not able to see things clearly. When we receive the light of truth from Adonai’s perspective, our hearts and eyes are enlightened to see clearly His overcoming path for us. It will be important in the month of Tammuz to guard our hearts and eyes.

“See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. “But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:15-18a,19 (NIV)

What is our ripe fruit from the Tree of Life that Adonai has provided for us in the month of Tammuz?

Clue – Worship!

Worship is the key to our breakthroughs and ability to overcome the weaknesses of our flesh and deceptions in this month of Tammuz. It is critically important this month to worship God as Who He says He is or we’ll tend to fall back into old patterns and to build our own “golden calves” for how we want to worship God.

“I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.” Psalms 138:1-2

The Tribe of Reuben is associated with the month of Tammuz and means “Behold a son!” Reuben was Jacob’s first born son to his wife Leah. Sadly, we learn in Genesis 35:22 of Reuben’s moral failure when he slept with his mother’s maid, Jacob’s concubine. This cost him his inheritance as the first born that was then bestowed upon Joseph the first born son of Rachel, Jacob’s favorite wife. However, we can see in the rest of Scriptures concerning Reuben that he seemed to demonstrate repentance instead of bitterness by trying to protect Joseph from being killed by his brothers. He also acted honorably towards his father and continued to demonstrate leadership as the first born the rest of his life even though he had lost the position of inheritance.

“I bless the Lord who counsels me; even in the night my heart exhorts me. I set the Lord ever before me; with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed. You are my inheritance oh Lord, my inheritance, oh Lord” Psalm 16:7-8

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23, 24

How can we guard against our weaknesses and moral failure?

Clue – Jesus, The LORD of the Breakthrough!

“The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it; Their king will pass before them, with the LORD at their head.”” Micah 2:13

The Constellation of Cancer (the crab) is also aligned with the month of Tammuz. We must call upon Jesus, the LORD of the Breakthrough, and declare that every hindering shell around us will be broken! We will then become vulnerable to the Lord and dependent solely upon his power and strength to guide and protect us. It is important for us to break free of our self defensive shells this month to keep us from the moral failures that can rob us of our inheritance and personal Promised Land. 

“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.  Salvation belongs to the LORD. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah” Psalms 3:3-4,8

This is also the month that Moses sent spies to scout the Promised Land. After seeing the giants in the land they came back with a negative report based on their unbelief and lack of trust in the power and strength of the Lord. Their unbelief lead to 40 years of wandering and death in the wilderness for all but two of that generation who believed. It will be important for us this month to keep our focus on the power and strength of the Lord as we worship Him in spirit and truth. We must not yield to our doubts and fears. Fixing our gaze on God Almighty, we will overcome the giants before us that will try to keep us from inhabiting our Promised Land.

We are faced with a serious choice this month. We are cautioned that we will either focus on our “Tammuz” – the idols of pride, fear and failures in our lives to build our own false idols and yield to unbelief when Adonai allows us to see our “promised land;” or we will focus on the LORD and allow Him to renew, revive, rebuild and restore us to the path of life that He ordained for us from the beginning. The choice is ours.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed ; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

The month of Tammuz is an opportunity to take a look at the “filmstrip” of our Overcoming Journey thus far. We can review our progress and make the adjustments to avoid the mistake of falling back into old habits of our past or building new idols of deception. This is a time to refocus and renew our vision! Look and see what you see and then look again!

Covenant alignments are very important that can represent power and strength or counterfeits of deception. Take notice and be cautious of all your “handshakes” this month and be careful regarding any alignments or covenant commitments you are making which could be a hindrance and distraction; resulting in detours or destruction.

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 

Tammuz is a Summer month and it’s a season of heat and growth in most areas of the earth during this time. Are you feeling the extreme pressure of great heat in your current circumstances? Jewels are produced in the earth under extreme heat. The extreme pressure that you may be under right now is either going to pressure you to make a “golden calf” – false idol, or you’ll allow the LORD to fashion you into a beautiful jewel that reflects His glory through the brokenness of your life. We can all become jewels of the LORD on this journey of the Overcomers that shine brightly and display His glory! May the heat of your circumstances help you to grow in the beauty of the LORD.

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy;” Isaiah 60:1-5a

Today, ask Jesus to arise over you so that the light of His glory may be seen upon you. If we allow Him to, The LORD will help us identify any areas of weakness and the hidden sins in our hearts that would lead us into temptation or deception this month. His loving kindness leads us to the opportunity of repentance. Asking forgiveness and receiving the finished work of the Cross through the blood of Jesus is the only way of deliverance to freedom in our Journey of the Overcomes!

Then those walking in darkness will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your arising. We must all lift up our eyes and allow Adonai to clean and clear the lens of our eyes to radiate the light of His glory in us! As we learn to worship Him in all our circumstances, in the heat and through the hard times, we will see more and understand more from his perspective; overcoming the giants in our path and able to inhabit our Promised Land!

How do we overcome the spirit of deception in the month Tammuz?

Clue – Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life!

“Jesus said to him, “I am The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 

Only in Jesus can we find The Way, The Truth and The Life in His gift of salvation. Jesus extends to us the gift of the Holy Spirit that will keep us on the right path of the  Overcomers by His wisdom, revelation, knowledge and understanding!

Scripture Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom, Revelation, Knowledge and Understanding:

     “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

     Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may 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 exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

     And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:13-23

Tammuz is a month to “taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8

Closing thoughts from Beth:

Yes, there are giants in the land. If we can’t see the enemy at our gate then how can we  take him out? We are to face the giants in our path. Adonai always provides a way for us to escape and overcome our enemies. However, we must see His path clearly and can’t focus on our fear of the giants. We must rejoice in everything and allow Adonai to transform us into the image of Jesus by the power of His might! As we worship through our difficult circumstance we will see His overcoming path for victory clearly. Yield unto Adonai. Look again and see His light arising upon you so that you can be His light in the darkness of the world.

A helpful exercise is to sit quietly and ask the LORD to reveal what you are focusing on. Where have you placed your trust? On the Creator or the creation? On your own strength? Write down what comes up in your heart. Submit each thing to the Lord. Repent for any idol worship that you have partaken in. Ask Adonai to arise brightly over you and make you shine for His Glory in the manner that He created you to be.

You may want to continue this process through the month of Tammuz. Keep on asking. Keep on receiving. Read what He leads you to read in the BIBLE – His TORAH. Read what He leads you to out loud. Declare His Word over your life. Worship Him with His Word. Worship is not just singing. Worship is giving Him your focus. Walking through life including Him in everything that you do through the day; being thankful for all that HE is.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7

 

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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 2019

 

An Invitation to Join the Quest of the Overcomers by Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

Sivan 5779

Iyar 5779

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of May 8, 2016

“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 seem too restrictive and too hard to do. To be yoked with Jesus requires accepting our inadequacies and acknowledging our need for a Savior. As we learn His ways and experience His loving mercy with gentle 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). Yes and amen!
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of June 23, 2019

“Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me. Help me, O LORD.” You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalms 30:10-12 NLT

Do you carry memories of nights endured with pillow soaking tears of grief? You may have learned how to move forward, going through the motions of life, with the pain of sorrows like heavy weights on your soul. Hear the cry of this Psalmist in these verses with a renewed hope to call upon the Lord for His help and mercy in the darkness of your sorrows. Remember the promises in Isaiah 61 that He brings good news to the poor, comfort to the broken hearted and release to those held in captivity. Our God has both the power and love for us to turn our mourning into dancing for joy! Even when we don’t have the strength in ourselves, He is able to replace our old grave clothes of grief with the garments of joy and loud songs of praise! O Lord our God, we will lift our voices with shouts of joy and songs of thanksgiving for Your mercy and goodness to us forever and ever! Amen!
By JoBeth Kested

Brightness by Beth Auman

BE ENCOURAGED – JESUS IS LORD

Let the Light of the World Shine upon you today.

A Glorified Zion

60 “Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
“For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
“Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.

“Lift up your eyes round about and see;
They all gather together, they come to you.
Your sons will come from afar,
And your daughters will be [a]carried in the arms.
“Then you will see and be radiant,
And your heart will [b]thrill and rejoice;
Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The wealth of the nations will come to you.

 

 

 

This entry was posted on June 18, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of June 16, 2019
For the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth, the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:3-6 (NASB)

Have you ever had your breath taken away in the beauty of an ocean sunset, stood in awe of snow capped mountains or captivated by the delicate display of wild flowers in a meadow? Elohim, the Creator God, the most masterful of all artists, reveals Himself to us in the minuscule and extravagant details of His creation. God displays His majesty in the loftiness of mountains high and ocean depths. He calls us to fear and wonder at His sovereignty in the power of storms and miraculous expressions of mercy in our lives. He draws us near to His heart in the loveliness of butterfly wings, the fragrance of a rose and the wonder at the birth of a baby. Then, wonder of all wonders we are invited to call Him Father because He loves us! Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
By JoBeth Kested

Father’s Day Blessings

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Father’s out there and may our God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ – Bless each of you with His Shalom – Shalom, 365 Days per year 24 hours per day and 7 days per week – may He bring each of you into a greater revelation of His timing, His seasons and the Importance of all of the things that are near and dear to His heart so that your hearts may beat in unison with His heart – I praise God for all of the Father’s – and those yet to be Father’s – that they will all walk in the Manifold Wisdom of God and learn to Bless their children with the fullness of all that God’s Blessing is.. Be Blessed Fathers in Jesus name!!

What a different world we would live in if only men were obedient to teach their children God’s Word and Bless their children rather than curse them? Teaching your children God’s Word and speaking His Blessing over them is a key to the Kingdom of God. Your life will change radically the moment that you begin doing this.

Want to change the world? Begin this Father’s Day.

We First Honor our Father who art in heaven, giving Him all Praise, Honor and Glory in Jesus Name. Amen

Love Beyond Measure –Beth Auman

This entry was posted on June 16, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Now Faith by Beth Auman

Now Faith is required to bring our hopes into reality. Our Now Faith becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. Jesus Christ is our Foundation, our Chief Corner Stone. We literally stand in HIM. Think about that for one moment. When we stand in faith, in our NOW FAITH – we stand before God in Jesus our Chief Corner Stone. All that He is – we stand in. That is what Now Faith IS. The knowing that we stand in Jesus and can come before God Almightly bringing back to Him the hopes and longings that He has placed within us from the foundation (Jesus – The Chief Corner Stone) of all creation.

Matthew 21:42 (NASB) 42 Jesus *said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures,The stone which the builders rejected, This became the chief corner stone; This came about from the Lord, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

It is time NOW for each of us to realize that these longings, our hopes came from God. They line up completely with His Word – Jesus Christ our Chief Corner Stone.

They come from no other place, if we are in Christ. There are things in our future that God has designated for us to recieve, be and do. For His Kingdom. Our Now Faith is the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.

Hebrews 11:5-6  (NASB) By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

See, God has preordained the boundary of our habitation. He knows our address. He created each of us with purpose. For His Kingdom purpose. It is our choice to seek and find Him. It is our choice to walk in the Now Faith that He has for us to walk in to see what is unseen.

I want all that God has for me, don’t you? We must each choose to seek after Him and walk on the well lit path that He has laid out for us. Dont’ you long for and desire to acquire all that God place within you to hope for. We must have faith that if God showed us something, if there is something within our heart that He has given us a glimpse of that we will see it here in the natural.

We must stand as  watchman on the wall in Jesus our Chief Cornerstone watching to see what He will say. When He speaks – we must see it, declare and decree it and He will perform His Word.

It begins with Now Faith. Now Faith that He will be and do all that His Word has said. There is no room for doubt. That is what NOW FAITH is.

Acts 17:24-28 (NASB) 24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and [a]exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’

There is a fresh impartation of Now Faith available for you today. It is your choice to receive Jesus as Your LORD or not. It is also your choice to walk in His Now Faith or not.

Make your declaration to Him today – LORD, I Choose to walk in Your Now Faith today. I want this impartation. Lord bring by hopes into reality as I stand on Your firm Foundation – Jesus Christ my LORD. May I acquire the evidence required by You to prove what is still unseen. I lift up my hands and worship You. As my hands are lifted, I receive what You have for me pull it into the now and keep moving forward with Now Faith In Jesus Name Amen and Amen

 

I release the Blessing and Shalom of the LORD over each of you today in Jesus Name

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

© Beth Auman 2019

This entry was posted on June 11, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of June 9, 2019

The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalms 121:5-8 (NIV)

Have you ever prayed and prayed, yet still wondered where the Lord is when you are facing difficult trials, feeling vulnerable 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.

By JoBeth Kested