Scripture for the week of October 29, 2023 By JoBeth Kested
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 for God’s endless unfailing love and Praise The Lord!
Scripture for the week of October 22, 2023 By JoBeth Kested
“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 through me that others also see and believe. Praise the Lord!
We have two choices in this life. We can choose to
5 Trust in Adonai with all your heart; do not rely on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him; then he will level your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 CJB
We choose to trust in and walk with the false, forever loser the devil, the thief.
10 The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure. John 10:10 CJB
Personally, I choose YHWH! Yeshua is Adonai (LORD).
I stand with and pray for the Shalom of Jerusalem and believe His Word!
Psalm 76 CJB
76 (0) For the leader. With string music. A psalm of Asaf. A song:
2 (1) In Y’hudah God is known; his name is great in Isra’el. 3 (2) His tent is in Shalem, his place is in Tziyon. 4 (3) There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. (Selah)
5 (4) You are glorious, majestic, more so than mountains of prey. 6 (5) The bravest have been stripped of their spoil and now are sleeping their final sleep; not one of these courageous men finds strength to raise his hands. 7 (6) At your rebuke, God of Ya‘akov, riders and horses lie stunned.
8 (7) You are fearsome! When once you are angry, who can stand in your presence? 9 (8) You pronounce sentence from heaven; the earth grows silent with fear 10 (9) when God arises to judge, to save all the humble of the earth. (Selah)
11 (10) Human wrath serves only to praise you; what remains of this wrath you wear as an ornament. 12 (11) Make vows to Adonai your God, and keep them; all who are around him must bring presents to the one who should be feared. 13 (12) He curbs the spirit of princes; he is fearsome to the kings of the earth.
Today settle this within your own self. Yeshua (Jesus) IS Adonai (Lord) of my life! I renounce satan! I ask forgiveness for my sins and repent for my wrong doing!
I enter into a right relationship with YHWH’s Word! Declaring Psalm 76 in Yeshua’s Name! 2 (1) In Y’hudah God is known; his name is great in Isra’el. 3 (2) His tent is in Shalem, his place is in Tziyon. 4 (3) There he broke the flashing arrows, the shield, the sword, and the weapons of war. (Selah)
Psalms 24 CJB
1 By David. A psalm: The earth is ADONAI’s, with all that is in it, the world and those who live there;
2 for he set its foundations on the seas and established it on the rivers.
3 Who may go up to the mountain of ADONAI? Who can stand in his holy place?
4 Those with clean hands and pure hearts, who don’t make vanities the purpose of their lives or swear oaths just to deceive.
5 They will receive a blessing from ADONAI and justice from God, who saves them.
6 Such is the character of those who seek him, of Ya’akov, who seeks your face. (Selah)
7 Lift up your heads, you gates! Lift them up, everlasting doors, so that the glorious king can enter!
8 Who is he, this glorious king? ADONAI, strong and mighty, ADONAI, mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, you gates! Lift them up, everlasting doors, so that the glorious king can enter!
10 Who is he, this glorious king? ADONAI-Tzva’ot he is the glorious king. (Selah)
Love Beyond Measure – Blessings and Shalom, Beth Auman
I hope that Adonai has found you on the wall interceding, declaring, decreeing over Israel. Remember His Word. Be found by Him in covenant with Him for Adonai relates intimately with those who fear Him. Those in whom His Ruach HaKodesh dwell in. His Holy Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fearing Adonai.
Fearing Adonai is our boundary. If you have gone through the new door then you are within His boundary and must be on the wall praying for, interceding for, standing for and defending the apple of His eye! His chosen land and people. We are One (Echad) in Yeshua Messiah.
Isaiah 11:2 CJB
2 The Spirit of Adonai will rest on him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fearing Adonai —
Psalm 25 CJB
25 (0) By David:
4 Make me know your ways, Adonai, teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me; for you are the God who saves me, my hope is in you all day long. 6 Remember your compassion and grace, Adonai; for these are ages old. 7 Don’t remember my youthful sins or transgressions; but remember me according to your grace for the sake of your goodness, Adonai.
(1) I lift my inner being to you, Adonai; 2 I trust you, my God. Don’t let me be disgraced, don’t let my enemies gloat over me. 3 No one waiting for you will be disgraced; disgrace awaits those who break faith for no reason.
8 Adonai is good, and he is fair; this is why he teaches sinners the way [to live], 9 leads the humble to do what is right and teaches the humble [to live] his way. 10 All Adonai’s paths are grace and truth to those who keep his covenant and instructions. 11 For the sake of your name, Adonai, forgive my wickedness, great though it is.
12 Who is the person who fears Adonai? He will teach him the way to choose. 13 He will remain prosperous, and his descendants will inherit the land. 14 Adonai relates intimately with those who fear him; he makes them know his covenant.
15 My eyes are always directed toward Adonai, for he will free my feet from the net. 16 Turn to me, and show me your favor; for I am alone and oppressed. 17 The troubles of my heart are growing and growing; bring me out of my distress. 18 See my affliction and suffering, and take all my sins away.
19 Consider my enemies, how many there are and how cruelly they hate me. 20 Protect me and rescue me; don’t let me be disgraced, for I take refuge in you. 21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, because my hope is in you.
22 God! Redeem Isra’el from all their troubles!
Ephesians 2:14-16 CJB
14 For he himself is our shalom — he has made us both one and has broken down the m’chitzah which divided us 15 by destroying in his own body the enmity occasioned by the Torah, with its commands set forth in the form of ordinances. He did this in order to create in union with himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make shalom, 16 and in order to reconcile to God both in a single body by being executed on a stake as a criminal and thus in himself killing that enmity.
Abba, we come before You today as One (echad), standing in faith for our brothers and sisters. There is no dividing wall of division. Only the wall of prayer snd intercession that we all stand on today. The chief cornerstone Yeshua, Jesus our Messiah. Open our eyes, show each of us how to align and what to declare, decree, intercede. We submit ourselves unto You Adonai in unity. We resist the devil and he must flee. We declare Davar Shalom! We bind chaos! We take authority over chaos and together read out loud Psalm 25 and in unity we apply Yeshua’s blood over every covenant family and seal our prayer in Yeshua’s Name. Amen
Blessings and Shalom-Love Beyond Measure , Beth Auman, Minister of the Gospel of Yeshua my Messiah
Scripture for the week of October 8, 2023 By JoBeth Kested
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; 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV
Have you ever felt like a misfit, too different or unacceptable to others around you; among 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!
Scripture for the week of September 3, 2017 By JoBeth Kested
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. Isaiah 46:9 (NIV)
Have you heard the saying,”You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you came from?” God instructs us in this scripture of the importance to remember the former things; twice declaring that He alone is God and there is none like Him! It is helpful to recall the stories of faith from those that have gone before us, overcoming great trials, handicaps, poverty and wars. In the midst of our current needs and busyness, have we forgotten the answered prayers and miracles we’ve experienced or learned about in the past that can inspire our faith to trust God for our needs today? Let us remember there is no other God whose very nature is love, extends mercy, offers peace, forgives sin, heals diseases, saves the lost, wipes away all our tears and knows the number of hairs on our heads! He is the King of kings, Lord of lords, Commander of the Angel Armies and yet, is also our loving Heavenly Father. There is no other God like our God! Amen!
Welcome the Month of Av 5783. Receive these keys for the Month of Av.
Colossians 2:6-8 contains keys to unlock our ability to overflow, it also contains a warning. Abba always intended for each of us to minister to others out of the overflow. Yeshua (Jesus) is our portion. As we live our lives rooted in Him, continuing to be built up in Him and confirmed in our trust in Him as we have been taught. Then we overflow in thanksgiving. Then we can minister to others out of the overflow. Not out of our portion, thereby depleting ourselves.
Have you ever been so thankful to Abba that you literally could not contain it? You had to go testify of His Goodness? Testifying is ministering out of your overflow.
Colossians 2:8 gives us a warning though.. watch out, so that no one will take you captive by means of philosophy and empty deceit, following human tradition which accords with the elemental spirits of the world but does not accord with the Messiah.
We have been given keys to overflowing today. Remaining deeply rooted in Yeshua (Jesus). Being warned not to be taken captive by the spirits or philosophy of this world (doctrines of devils).
Abba, we come before You today and repent for ever being taken captive by anything worldly. Forgive us in Yeshua’s Name. Our desire is to be so deeply rooted in Yeshua (Jesus), continually living our lives United with Him. We submit ourselves today, resisting the devil, knowing that as we submit, the devil will flee from us according to Your Word in James 4:7.
Abba, fill each of us to overflowing with Your Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), He IS The Key to all that we need. Help each of us minister to the lost out of the overflow. Lead, guard, protect and provide for us along Your well lit path for our lives. Lay Your plumbline as a boundary for each of us. We will not step out of the boundary You lay for us. In Yeshua’s Name. Amen
Colossians 2:6-8 CJB
6 Therefore, just as you received the Messiah Yeshua as Lord, keep living your life united with him. 7 Remain deeply rooted in him; continue being built up in him and confirmed in your trust, the way you were taught, so that you overflow in thanksgiving.
8 Watch out, so that no one will take you captive by means of philosophy and empty deceit, following human tradition which accords with the elemental spirits of the world but does not accord with the Messiah.
Blessings & Shalom – Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman
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 craziness of a scavenger hunt where you are dependent upon finding the clues to guide where you need to go next? Sometimes, we can feel stuck in our life without a map or plan to follow and no clue of how to proceed. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can find ourselves feeling helpless, like stumbling along in the dark with a fear of failing and falling. 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 we need to go. He promises that even if we stumble along the way, He is holding our hand to strengthen and protect us from the overwhelming fear of falling. 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. Amen.
The words “But if” implies a choice that is being presented to us. . 7 But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
We must choose to walk in the light as He Yeshua (Jesus) is in the light… then once the choice has been made, we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of His Son Yeshua (Jesus) purifies us from all sin.
Dear one, this choice must be made in every circumstance that we face. If we slander, speak or seek unholy angry, selfish, disrespectful, disparaging words against our brothers and sisters, we are not walking in His Light. We are in fact walking in sin and darkness.
Abba, forgive us for our refusal to walk in the Light Yeshua (Jesus) as He is in the Light. He IS the Light!
We choose You Yeshua (Jesus). We ask for and offer forgiveness to anyone who has spoken wickedly against us and anyone that we have spoken wickedly against. We apply Yeshua (Jesus) blood over our brothers and sisters as well as ourselves.
We set our will to walk in The Light Yeshua
(Jesus). We choose Your will and Your eat, today and everyday and circumstances that we find ourselves in.
John 8:12 CJB 12 Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.”
John 14:6 CJB 6 Yeshua said, “I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.
We choose Yeshua (Jesus), today and every day. Thank You Abba for Your Son! Your Plan for our lives. In Yeshua (Jesus) Name Amen
Please read all of 1John 1. Ask Abba to reveal His Light Yeshua (Jesus).
1 John 1 CJB
1 The Word, which gives life! He existed from the beginning. We have heard him, we have seen him with our eyes, we have contemplated him, we have touched him with our hands!
2 The life appeared, and we have seen it. We are testifying to it and announcing it to you — eternal life!
He was with the Father, and he appeared to us. 3 What we have seen and heard, we are proclaiming to you; so that you too may have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Yeshua the Messiah. 4 We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him — none!
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the truth. 7 But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing.
10 If we claim we have not been sinning, we are making him out to be a liar, and his Word is not in us.
Blessings and Shalom- Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman
46 (0) For the leader. By the descendants of Korach. On ‘alamot [high-pitched musical instruments?]. A song:
2 (1) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 3 (2) Therefore we are unafraid, even if the earth gives way, even if the mountains tumble into the depths of the sea, 4 (3) even if its waters rage and foam, and mountains shake at its turbulence. (Selah)
5 (4) There is a river whose streams gladden the city of God, the holy habitation of ‘Elyon — 6 (5) God is in the city. It will not be moved — when daybreak comes, God will help it. 7 (6) Nations were in turmoil, kingdoms were moved; his voice thundered forth, and the earth melted away.
8 (7) Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us, our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah) 9 (8) Come and see the works of Adonai, the astounding deeds he has done on the earth. 10 (9) To the ends of the earth he makes wars cease — he breaks the bow, snaps the spear, burns the shields in the fire. 11 (10) “Desist, and learn that I am God, supreme over the nations, supreme over the earth.”
12 (11) Adonai-Tzva’ot is with us, our fortress, the God of Ya‘akov. (Selah)
Abba, we come before Your throne today in Yeshua’s Name and declare and decree Psalm 46. You are with us, You are our fortress!! Be who You are! We will not limit You by our human thinking! We need you to be who You are in Your fullness!!Amen
Blessings and Shalom – Love Beyond Measure, Beth Auman