Greater Love by Beth Auman

Jesus said that Greater Love has no one than this, That one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

A friend is a person who loves you no matter what. A friend is one who will always tell you the Truth and lead you to a closer relationship with Jesus.

Proverbs 17:17 (CJB)17 A friend shows his friendship at all times — it is for adversity that [such] a brother is born.

Abba had you in mind when He created your friends. He knew exactly what you would walk through in this life and who you would need.

WOW! He IS Amazing and He created friends that would lay their lives down for you. Thank YOU LORD!

Jesus was the best friend that He ever created and He is there for you right now, today and throughout all eternity. He Loves you and all you have to do is rest in HIM. HE literally laid His life down for you.

Talk to HIM. He is a great listner and Abba wrote an entire Bible that includes every single problem that you’ll ever face. It is a literal road map (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) to navigate through this life.

Remember that God created you to walk through with your friends too. So be the best friend that you can be. Pray with and for your friends. Be there for them in good times and bad. Love your friends and follow after the LORD with all of your heart and lean on your best friend Jesus. He will lead you and guide you into all truth. He will help you find the friends that He has chosen for you. Because He is the TRUTH and your BEST FRIEND.

Blessings and Shalom to each of you in Jesus Name.

Love Beyone Measure,

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on March 5, 2019, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 3, 2019

I will stand at my guard post. I will station myself on the wall. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what answer I will get to my complaint. Habakkuk 2:1 (GW)

Have you ever had to wait longingly for an important letter or phone call that would free you from the anxiety of something unknown or for hopes fulfilled? How agonizing the waiting process can be! It can demand all of our attention and hinder our ability to focus on anything else! What if we turned that same waiting expectation and anticipation toward hearing God’s voice? It is interesting that this scripture instructs us to watch and wait with the assurance that God will answer our questions and complaints. Or, as some others translations imply, that the Lords will respond with gentle reproving correction. We are encouraged to take our place like a disciplined soldier standing guard upon the fortress high place and to watch with confident expectation, knowing that our loving God will surely answer all our doubts, fears, questions and complaints. Lord, help us to wait on You. Give us eyes to see your ways and ears to hear your voice. Yes and amen.
By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 24, 2019

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 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. We are reminded in this scripture that in knowing Him, our Lord Jesus Christ, gives to us the gift of His spirit of wisdom and revelation. 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 greatness of His wisdom, power, and love for you! Amen!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 17, 2019

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30-32 (NKJV)

Are you frustrated with your imperfections, disappointed in the imperfect people in your life, or weary of this imperfect world? What a huge comfort to discover the truth that the ways of our God are perfect and to know with assurance that His Word has proven to be perfect, too. For all who put their trust in Him, the Lord is our strength and shield, protector and defender against all oppression and injustice. He alone is the Almighty God above all gods and majestic Lord above all lords. There is nothing in this world more sure, more true and more dependable than our God, The Rock. Our loving, compassionate and merciful God lifts us out of our pity puddles of discouragement, renews our strength and even makes our crooked rough roads into perfect paths of peace. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Quest of the Overcomers – Adar I

Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life – Adar I 5779

Adar I 5779

We have entered the last month of the Hebraic calendar which is Adar 1  beginning February 5, 2019 and ending Wednesday March 6, 2019. This is a leap year when Adar 1 is followed by the additional month of Adar 2 that is added every three years in order to sync with the solar calendar. In a leap year, Purim is celebrated in the added month.

Adar means strength and power. The Tribe of Adar is Naphtali – “Sweetness is to me”. It’s meaning is a time of celebration that the curse of bitterness is overturned and is turned into sweetness. This is an overcoming month to experience joy! It is said in apocryphal writings that Naphtali instructed his sons to fear the Lord; to serve and to follow after Him.

What is the fruit the Lord is offering to us in this season of Adar? Sweet fruit instead of bitter fruit!

  In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. Revelation 22:2a NKJV

     Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. Psalms 34:8-9 NKJV

 Clue – Sweetness in overcoming joy!

What if the Lord is offering us the fruit of Joy from the tree of life this month? Joy is one of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22.

 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” Galatians 5:22 NKJV

  Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV

     And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9a NKJV

 Clue – The root of bitterness

     Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; Hebrews 12:14-15 NKJV

During this Month of Adar, we have the choice to allow God to overturn our bitterness into the  sweetness of joy if we will allow Him to do so.

Clue – The gift of repentance

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. II Peter 3:9 NKJV

     Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? Romans 2:4 NKJV

Ask the Lord to reveal any bitter fruit in your heart. Allow Him to search your heart and yield any bitterness that He exposes back to Him with genuine repentance. Ask Him to overturn any bitter offenses and evil decrees that have taken root in your heart and created bitterness. Ask Him to make your bitterness sweet. The sweetness in overcoming joy is the fruit to be tasted this month. Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for our victory and joy by overcoming all sin and death. We pray that you will know the Lord’s freedom from the pain and sorrows of the fruit of bitterness as you celebrate the taste of joy in the sweet fruit from the tree of life in this month of Adar!

 

We have all tasted bitterness in our lives. Here is a testimony I would like to share.  Beth Auman – Overcomer

Our lives were riddled with pain and loss until we met an amazing Woman of God who imparted wisdom from the ripe fruit of the tree of life into our lives. She spoke God’s Word over us, prayed and interceded for us and we received the instruction that we needed to produce and prosper. The prophetic instructions given to us in our situation from the Lord was the hope of fruitfulness.

After much loss we conceived and welcomed a beautiful daughter with great joy. She has been such an amazing gift and we praise the Lord everyday for her. Twelve years later, we welcomed our second daughter that has added more joy to our lives; another treasured gift of God.

When our oldest daughter conceived the first time she also suffered the same sorrowful loss I had before we had her.  We cried out to the Lord and communicated with the fertile ministry of Apostles Chuck and Pam Pierce, in which we are aligned. They in turn sowed a both a monetary seed into our daughter’s life as well as a prophetic Word that she would bear a double portion of fruit in the month of Adar and that God would make bitterness sweet.

She conceived again and delivered our first grand daughter in the Month of Adar. We pondered what could be the meaning of a double portion? Two years later in Adar II our second granddaughter was born! We are now awaiting the birth of our third granddaughter and it is very likely she will also be born in this leap year of Adar II! Our hearts are leaping with joy!

Our blessings are literally overtaking us. We have experienced the overcoming power of the Lord, turning the bitter fruit of sorrows into the sweetness of joyous celebrations! We give all Praise, Honor and Glory to Adonai our Elohim through the blood of Jesus Christ our LORD and in His Name.

The Lord is opening the eyes of our understanding in how to partake of the ripe fruit on the tree of life for each month. We hope that you will embark on the Quest of the Overcomer as we discover the abundant blessings He has prepared for us. May your worship before Him be filled with sweetness and joy.

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.   Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.” Psalms 37:3-6 NKJV

 

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(Photography obtained, purchased or taken by BethAuman and JoBeth Kested) Photo Art by Beth Auman)

Overcoming Fruit From the Tree of Life – By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

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

Throughout God’s Word from beginning to end there is instruction for those who choose to partake and follow; those who choose God, His Word, His Way. When God created this earth His intention for us was relationship with Him; in His Creation, which is GOOD. GOD IS GOOD. He wanted His family to only know GOOD. Adam and Eve sinned and became aware of Good and Evil. That was not God’s plan; it never was His intention for us to know or experience evil.

What is God’s plan for us now?

Clue – The tree of life:

     Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:22-24 NKJV

     In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:2 NKJV

In Revelation, John saw that the tree of life is on either side of the river. Repeat, the tree of life, “which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations” is on both sides of the river! We submit to you that when He states “on either side”, there is an invitation in this revelation for us to partake monthly of the tree of life, here and now on this side of eternity, in our Quest of the Lord; as well as the other side in eternity!

We propose that in learning and following the Biblical Month’s of God that follow His creation and solar cycles, not the world’s division of months, we are invited to rediscover lost truth with important things that need to be found! Understanding the Month’s of God, in the Hebrew Calendar, are keys of knowledge needed for us to learn the wisdom of how we can, even on this side of eternity, partake of the twelve manner of fruits, one per month. And, we propose that learning how to partake of this fruit and it’s leaves, are not only for the healing of the nations, but healing for our brokenness now, as well.

What is the ripe fruit that we are to partake of each month?

Clue – Lay hold of Wisdom:

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her. Proverbs 3:18 NKJV

    The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30 NKJV

What is the tree of life?

Clue – Hope that comes:

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 NKJV

Clue – A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:

     A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Proverbs 15:4 NKJV

Clue – To him that overcomes:

    He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. Revelation 2:7 NKJV

To those that have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to us, The Church, let’s look at what we can discover in these verses: 1) If unfulfilled hopes make our hearts sick, shouldn’t we ask how we can see the desire of our hearts fulfilled? 2) Proverbs 15:4 answers a portion of that question by admonishing us to turn away, renounce and repent, from the perverse, corrupt and illegal words that break our spirit and are the cause of a breach, or brokenness, between us and the Holy Spirit. 3) One of the ways we can overcome is by embracing a wholesome tongue in learning to speak and declare the wholeness of truth that is revealed in the Word of God; that He is Who He says He is, and that we are who He says we are in Him when we choose to follow His path of life!

We must have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to us – The Church. Are we listening closely enough to hear His Wisdom?

How do we find our way to the tree of life?

Clue – The path of blessings and worship:

     Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. Revelation 22:14 NKJV

        Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalms 100:4 NKJV

In order to find the path of blessings we must be “doers” of His commandments in order to have access to the tree of life. We are invited to enter into His Gates with thanksgiving in our hearts for His endless mercy and grace. We are welcomed into His courts with our praises because He is God Almighty, our Wonderful Counselor, Jehovah Jireh – our Provider, Jehovah Rapha – our Healer and He is our Prince of Peace. Jesus is the key. He is the Door and entrance to the twelve Gates spoken of in the Book of Revelation and leads us to partake of the twelve fruits on the tree of life; one for each of the twelve Hebraic months.

How can we eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God? What is the paradise of God? Can we partake of this now? Is it a part of our path?

Clue – More about overcomers:

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:11 NKJV

     For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. I John 5:4 NKJV

On any quest there is a beginning and an end. There are steps along the way and instruction to adhere to. If the instructions are not followed failure or devastation is eminent. If the steps are followed with precision, then Victory is assured. We submit that there is overcoming power for us in the blood of the Lamb when the word of our testimony speaks the wholeness of truth, revealed to us in God’s Word. When we turn our focus away from ourselves, leaning not unto our own understanding, choosing to love what God loves, we tap into His overcoming strength to love not our own lives unto death because we LOVE HIM MORE!

Through the Blood of the Lamb – Victory is Assured. Our path is well lit and God has prepared instruction for us to follow. The important thing to embrace is that we must LOVE what God LOVE’s and heed His instructions given without veering off His path of light upon our steps.

 

You are invited to come on a quest with us as we step onto the path of our Ancient of Days and become the Overcomers that He ordained each of us to be.

Please Pray With Us

Adonai, we choose to partake of Your ripe fruit month by month on this quest of the Overcomer. Give us ears to hear, eyes to see the truth revealed in Your Word as we learn to pray and decree Your will on earth and in our lives as it is in Heaven. You have provided the way of Eternal life in Jesus, the Lamb on the throne, and we receive Your steadfast love that endures forever. Take our hands, lead us into the truth on Your overcoming path, with nothing to fear, and we will testify of Your unfathomable love even in the face of death. Yes, AMEN!

 

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(Photography obtained, purchased or taken by BethAuman and JoBeth Kested) Photo Art by Beth Auman)

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

© Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested 2019

 

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of February 10, 2019

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:1b-3a (NLT)

Are you feeling caught in raging rivers of difficulties or the consuming fires of oppression and afraid of being overcome? How wonderful to hear the Lord’s command at the beginning of these verses that we are not to be afraid because we belong to Him! Our God has already paid the exorbitant ransom price to set us free and He calls each of us by our name! The Lord declares that because we belong to Him we have nothing to fear. He will not allow any difficulty, oppression or consuming circumstance to destroy us and that He is with us no matter what we have to face in the days ahead. What an awesome truth that He is not only The Lord God Almighty and Creator of the Universe, but also chose to be our Savior through the blood of Jesus! Renew your trust in His loving care and protection by His saving grace today and rejoice that you no longer walk alone. Thank You, Lord!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the Week of February 3, 2019

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)

Have you ever tried to find your way in the dark without a light? Are you aware that darkness flees at the speed of light 186,000 miles per second! In Genesis one God said, “Let there be light” and He created light to break out of the darkness. This verse reveals that God is also able to shine the light of His extravagant love into the dark places of woundedness, fear or shame in our hearts. He sheds the dawning light of His glory to know the perfection, beauty and resurrection power we can each find in our personal relationship with Jesus face to face. Jesus proclaimed in John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Let the light of Jesus’ love be shed into your heart (Romans 4:5) and through you to others as you follow Him. Grace, grace, Lord!

 

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of January 27, 2019

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

Have you ever felt your face light up when you come face to face with someone you love? What a blessing and joy to be loved like that and so awesome to know that when God looks upon us His face lights up, too! These verses were God’s instructions to Aaron, Israel’s first high priest, and for his sons to pray over the people with the promise that He would bless them (vs 27). Our loving God keeps us safe in His protection. His also lifts us up into His grace and peace wrapped in His unmerited favor. No matter what the future holds or the difficulties you may be facing, fix your eyes on the Lord, knowing that you light up His face and He desires to extend blessings, grace, and peace upon you today. As believers, we are a royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9) and we can also pray these blessings over our homes and loved ones, too. Thank you, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Being About Our Fathers Business by Beth Auman

Embracing all that Jesus taught us proves that we are His true followers. When we embrace the truth, He releases more freedom into our lives. There is more freedom to be obtained for each of us.

Each morning when we awake we are to seek Him First. Mark 6:33- But what does that really mean and how do we go about seeking Him first.

Well, you may begin your day by saying out loud,”Good Morning LORD, what are YOU doing and how I can participate.

Life as we know it begins to change when we truly seek Him First. Our focus must be on Him and His work in His earth. When our focus is on Him and His purpose for our lives and not on ourselves, our lives change.

Leading a fasted life is seeking Him first everyday and being obedient to whatever He tells you to do. Laying down your will for His. Following the example of Jesus.

Luke 22:40-42 The Passion Translation (TPT)

40 There he told the apostles, “Keep praying for strength to be spared from the severe test of your faith that is about to come.”

41 Then he withdrew from them a short distance[a] to be alone. Kneeling down, he prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup of agony away from me.[b]But no matter what, your will must be mine.”

This is our pattern. Jesus laid down His own life and said  42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup of agony away from me.[b]But no matter what, your will must be mine.”

So many times our focus is on ourselves and our problems. Our concept of prayer and fasting is on ourselves, our lives, our problems and ME focused. That is not the pattern that Jesus taught us. Our Praise and Worship song to Him must never be ME ME ME ME ME ME MEEEEE.

We are to enter His gates with praise and His presence with thanksgiving.  Psalm 100:4 You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name!

We should wake up and seek The LORD first, ask Him what He is doing today and how we can participate.

The time has come that we lead a powerful, prayerful and fasted life. We must all follow Jesus’ and do what He did rather than ponder what would Jesus do (WWJD) should be DWJD – Do what Jesus Did . He is our pattern. Our eyes and lives must be locked on Him. We must see, hear, listen and be obedient to act immeiately.

John 8:28  (TPT) 28 “You will know me as ‘I AM’ after you have lifted me up from the earth[a] as the Son of Man. Then you will realize that I do nothing on my own initiative, but I only speak the truth that the Father has revealed to me.

This is our example of being about our Father’s Business, seeking Him First and doing what Jesus did. Taking authroity over the earth, having dominion, being the Overcomers that lead a prayerful and fasted life for the Glory of God, our Father Alone.

So today just ask Him what He is doing in this earth and how you can participate. Ask Him to help you lock your eyes on Him and be about His business. Then and then only will Isaiah 35:1-8 be the prophecy revealed in Truth because that is our Father’s Business.

Isaiah 35:1-8 The Voice (VOICE)

35 Imagine the wilderness whooping for joy,
the desert’s unbridled happiness with its spring flowers.
It will happen! The deserts will come alive with new growth budding and blooming,
singing and celebrating with sheer delight.
The glory of Lebanon’s cedars and the majesty of Carmel and Sharon
will spill over to the deserts.
The glory of the Eternal One will be on full display there,
and they will revel in the majestic splendor of our God.

So, with confidence and hope in this message,
strengthen those with feeble hands, shore up the weak-kneed and weary.
Tell those who worry, the anxious and fearful,
“Take strength; have courage! There’s nothing to fear.
Look, here—your God! Right here is your God!
The balance is shifting; God will right all wrongs.
None other than God will give you success.
He is coming to make you safe.”

Then, such healing, such repair: the eyes of the blind will be opened;
the ears of the deaf will be clear.
6-7 The lame will leap like deer excited;
they will run and jump tirelessly and gracefully.
The stutterer, the stammerer, and the tongue of the mute
will sing out loud and clear in joyful song.
Waters will pour through the deserts;
streams will flow in godforsaken lands.
Burning sands and hardened wastelands will become pools, shimmering with life;
the thirsty ground will drink deep from refreshing springs.
Abandoned villages where predators once lurked will become grassy playgrounds.
Dry, arid land will turn lush and green.

And the road to this happy renovation will be clearly signed.
People will declare the way itself to be holy—the route, “sacred.”
Only those who are right with God
will be able to walk its pleasant path,
And nobody—no visitor, no dimwit—will get lost along it.

Seek the LORD first daily and lead the Powerful, Prayerful and Fasted life that He was born, died and rose again for you to have. Be the Overcomer that He called you to be and let’s be the Victorious People that He is coming back for. May we all follow the example of Jesus and be about Our Father’s Business.

Love Beyond Measure,

Beth Auman

© Beth Auman 2019

 

 

This entry was posted on January 24, 2019, in Beth Auman.