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When my children were small and they were being taught to read, I instilled within them that reading is not just the ability to recognize and say the words that are on a page. Reading is the ability to recognize, say the word correctly, and know the definition of each and every word. I would without warning ask them what does “A” mean or what does “The” mean and so on. Many people have the ability to read but do not know the definition of most words that they read. Today, we are going to take a look at how we experience the better of GOD. We must be able to recognize HIS great qualities which are better than what we are used to having. How through HIS better we can experience a better in our physical being; in our morals; in our possessions; and in our finances. In CHRIST JESUS we have better advantages; acceptance; safety; health; skill; wisdom; success; better affection and such.

Every born-again CHRISTian at the beginning of their transformation from being a sinner to being a saint desire to immediately be with CHRIST JESUS. And then somewhere in our growing up in HIM the fire to be with HIM goes down but not out. Then as we have become mature in HIM and have grown weary of all that we hear and see in this world our desire returns and we groan inwardly wanting to be with CHRIST again but recognize that we are not really ready to go to sleep (die physically) to await HIS return for us. This pulling that we experience is because we are experiencing the better in CHRIST JESUS. We want others to experience this and some of us have grown weary trying to get our families and friends to trust in CHRIST JESUS. But our position in our family and among our friends is not to preach so much or beat them up with our Bible, rather, it is to be an example to them, showing them the better of our life in CHRIST JESUS. The Holy Spirit is showing us in CHRIST JESUS a better life in HIM every day. When we remain in HIS presence we are bathed and or showered in HIS fullness of joy which I believe most of you will agree with me is better than the roller coaster happiness that we once had. Joy outweighs happiness because the joy of the LORD is not predicated on our experience of who we are around, what we see or what we hear and especially by not by how we feel. We receive from CHRIST JESUS, HIS pleasures from the FATHER because HE is sitting at the right hand of our FATHER and the FATHER said that at HIS right hand are pleasures evermore. Didn’t the FATHER say in the hearing of witnesses that JESUS is HIS beloved SON and HE is well pleased with HIM? Pleasure is the action of, please.

Just because life happens to us all it does not negate that in our salvation we are to doubt in HIS Word and HIS promises to us which are better than the words we once believed. What accompanies our salvation is better blessings from HIM. Okay, we have come to JESUS and in doing this we are no longer apart of the Old Covenant we are now going to experience HIS New Covenant for us which is better than that covenant of old. JESUS is our Defense Attorney, Counselor, and Mediator; we need HIM to be this for us because in our minds we hear the voice of the enemy accusing us of what our hearts want in our old life which is sinful. Each and every one of us falls into the mud of sin, however, when we do we must get up quickly and move forward to get out of the filth. Move forward and acknowledge that we messed up but don’t believe for an instant that we have fallen out of the grace of GOD. This is the promise of the New Covenant that we have in HIM and the enemy accuses us based on the Old Covenant. Every day we are being sprinkled in the blood of JESUS because in HIS blood we have better promises.

Philippians 1:23; Ps. 16:11; Hebrews 6:9, 12:24

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Birth

 

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The action of coming to life. Humans are birthed into a lineage, each birth from that lineage before the one who is born is an ancestor. For example, our parents are our ancestors and further down the lineage line. We are birthed into a condition and produced to enhance for the betterment of our lineage. Women/females are the only creation of GOD that has the ability to birth be they human or animal. All of what I explained has to do with the ability of the flesh. But there is a greater birth that has nothing to do with the flesh and that is when we acknowledge, believe by faith and confess with our mouth who JESUS CHRIST is and that we are sinners in need of HIM that we are regenerated spiritually which is our new birth or being born again.

The greatest birth that ever took place and that will never happen again, is the birth of JESUS. Have any of you, every really took the time to think about HIS conception and birth? For me, it always gives me chills because of the amazement of it all. CHRIST JESUS who is GOD existed before all things, HE has no beginning and HE has no end. CHRIST JESUS is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, HE created all things seen and unseen. Yet, HE left HIS throne to come into the earth that HE created to be born of a virgin. Her conception was not of the flesh at all. And those whose minds refuse to believe and blaspheme this miracle are ignorant of the mind and heart. They are trying to be logical when nothing about CHRIST JESUS is logical.

We don’t like to read the genealogy of JESUS, which is of HIS ancestors, the lineage of which HE is birthed into. However, I suggest that we study this because in HIS genealogy we will find ourselves. We will find that HIS ancestral lineage was dysfunctional as we all are, yet, they were remembered and written for us to give us hope. That if these onetime nutters had a heart change and was used by CHRIST JESUS, what makes us think that we are not able to be used for HIS glory as well? Mary became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why the LORD HIMself calls her blessed. She had never before the birth of JESUS had sexual intercourse with a male. And for those of you who may twist the scripture, let me set it straight to make it clear, she also never had intercourse with a female. Mary was a complete and total virgin. The Holy Spirit came to Mary, those of us who have and acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit within us should not find it peculiar that He impregnated Mary without sexual intercourse with her. GOD’s holy power took rest upon her. Those of us who have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us can’t explain how He got to live within us, we just know by faith and the power in which we are able to operate in that He is alive within us. And because Mary carried this miracle gift given to her, she was informed that she will give birth to the SON of GOD. Mary gave birth to her firstborn Son, stop, wait a minute; so many of us want to keep Mary a virgin. Believing that she remained married to Joseph and that they never had intercourse or that other children were not birthed from their marriage. However, the very word used “firstborn” informs us that there had to be other children birthed from her. Why use the word firstborn if a second, third, fourth and so on did not occur. We are to honor not worship but honor her because she was labeled and she continues to be blessed among all women. It was prophesied about the birth of JESUS as far back to the book of Genesis. Yet, in the book of Isaiah, it is made perfectly clear that a virgin will conceive and birth a Son who will be named IMMANUEL which means GOD is with us. CHRIST JESUS the LORD shared why HE came to earth; before HIS birth in the flesh before HE took on the likeness of mankind; JESUS was appointed by HIS FATHER to be HIS Servant; to bring back HIS people. The FATHER honored JESUS and JESUS acknowledge that all of HIS strength came from HIS FATHER.

Now that I’ve shared with you the wonderful miracle of the birth of JESUS. Let’s take a look at the downside of sin. Begin to understand that without CHRIST JESUS within us that or for that matter when we are not renewing our minds daily in the Word of GOD this is what happens with us. Conception does not happen instantly, conception takes time. Humans and animals are conceived and in due time they are birthed. So is it with the actions we take that are not done on instant impulse. But even then the conception of thought takes place. Here is some example of thoughts being conceived that are sinful before action was taken place.

  • As little children, too young to attend school, we are enticed to obtain something that we have been warned not to eat, go or touch. In our little minds, we think about it to the point that we disobey the warnings given to us.
  • As young children, we are enticed to take things that do not belong to us. We think about it for a time and then the action takes place to take what does not belong to us.
  • As teenagers, we want to try most things that our pals are engaged with. We have a sense that what our pals are doing is wrong and for a while, we don’t indulge or participate in what is told to us that everyone is doing it. Our thoughts are consumed with what we are fearful of doing and before you know it, we have been snared by something we wish we had left alone.
  • As adults, we allow our thoughts to dwell on people we don’t understand so we dislike them. We can’t conjure up thoughts that are positive towards them. We think of ways to shortcut doing what needs to be done accurately only to find ourselves having to do it again.

The examples I provided seem harmless enough but if we were to examine our thoughts and see how they lead to our actions; we will notice that most of our thoughts are not pleasing to GOD. Do you think that a person who tries to commit suicide just rolls up out of the bed one day and think which causes the action to end their life? No, those who commit or try to commit this action gave it plenty of thought. Do you think that anyone that does anything that is displeasing to JESUS just decides to sin? No, we think long and hard about the things we do and say. Our actions were conceived in thought first before the due date of its birth. Remember, every sinful thought that we put into action brings us closer to death because sin is death. Uncleansed, unrighteous, guilty, and wicked people who are sinners without CHRIST JESUS will always think up evil things to do. It is in the DNA to plan trouble and practice deception. So we all need to stop acting so surprised at what we witness and stop saying to one another “What is your problem or why would you do that”? And for those of us who are cleaned in the blood of JESUS, righteous in GOD through CHRIST JESUS, not guilty, but innocent because of CHRIST JESUS; do have the ability to retain their former way of thinking if we do not renew our minds as we are instructed to. No one ever has to teach us to do wrong, we can’t help ourselves we are driven to do wrong. What we do need to be guided towards, instructed in, taught and trained in is to do what is right. CHRISTians must remain in the Word GOD and continue with our relationship with CHRIST JESUS intimately because daily our minds must be renewed. If we decline we will find ourselves thinking the same thoughts and because of what we conceived action will take place and we will wonder how we got to where we took ourselves.

Matthew 1:18; Lk. 1:35, 2:7; Is. 7:14, 49:5; James 1:15; Jb. 13:35; Ps. 7:14; Is. 59:4

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Blameless

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The one and only way any of us will ever be blameless, guiltless, innocent, and without fault is through CHRIST JESUS. We have an example with Apostle Paul, either he was a liar or he had complete and total faith in the fact that he has been made anew through being reborn in CHRIST JESUS and that his entire past is dead and gone. As Saul, he watched over the garments of those who stoned Stephen, persecuted the church, and went into the homes, snatched out and jailed anyone who worshiped CHRIST JESUS. But, as Paul, he said that he had done no wrong. As Paul, no one could prove that he did or said anything as he did and said when he was in his old life of a sinner and a zealot for the Law of Moses. Too many of us are still living as guilty sinners rather than in the righteous of GOD through CHRIST JESUS. So, who is the liar?

When we look in the Word our un-renewed mindset informs us that we are believing the lie rather than the truth of CHRIST JESUS. It’s only because of the grace of GOD that has made it available for us to be blameless. JESUS CHRIST took all of our blame in HIS flesh and died in our place and once we believe what HE did for us on that old rugged cross we will acknowledge that we are being presented before the FATHER acquitted of all charges, blameless, holy, and innocent. As far as the FATHER is concerned we are above contempt, we cannot be charged with our previous crimes of sin because this will be double jeopardy. Disgrace, infamy, and shame, is no longer on us. We are no longer the object of contempt, derision and, scorn in the sight of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. How is this possible? Because, when we have decided to acknowledge and believe in our heart and confess with our mouth the LORD JESUS then we become washed in HIS precious blood and all the promises are ours. We lack nothing and nothing is missing from us, we are totally complete in HIM. We are presented perfectly in CHRIST JESUS. Glory to GOD! We are the glorious church of GOD in and through CHRIST JESUS, we are holy and without any blemishes. Our character and reputation are being daily renewed in CHRIST JESUS and because of this, we do not have any stains against us. This means that we are pure no longer a disgrace, no longer at fault but blameless in CHRIST JESUS.

Instead of being diligent in guilt and shame because of our old thoughts. Be diligent in renewing the mind and speak to yourself who you are in CHRIST JESUS. Because CHRIST JESUS lives on the inside of our heart and we live in HIM we possess HIS peace knowing that we are blameless because we are no longer HIS enemies in sin. Though due to our immaturity, lack of faith, lack of knowledge in the Word, and unbelief though we are blameless in HIS righteousness, we must speak to ourselves while we are doing something that is against HIS pleasure that we are the righteousness of GOD through CHRIST JESUS and we are blameless. Now, does this give us the right to continue in the acts of sin? Nope, but until we know the truth once we discover it in the Word and believe the Word and mature in the Word we will continue to look and sound dirty and filthy though we are not. CHRIST JESUS will never turn HIS back on us and the FATHER will never again turn HIS face against us because we are forever being confirmed that we are blameless in the LORD CHRIST JESUS. Trust that we are being established and that our hearts are blameless and that we are holy in the sight of our most Holy GOD and FATHER now and at the coming of our LORD CHRIST JESUS. Our GOD is of peace HIMself and in HIM we are consecrated in HIS completion. Remember, I informed and reminded you that we are not lacking or missing anything within our spirit, soul or body. We are blameless and preserved my brothers and sisters in CHRIST JESUS!

Colossians 1:22, 28; Eph. 5:27; 2 Peter 3:14; 1 Cor. 1:8; 1 Thess. 3:13, 5:23

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Bless and Blessed

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What does it mean when the Word of GOD inform us that HE will bless us and what does it mean when we bless others? When GOD informs us that HE will bless us, what is meant is that HE sets us apart through consecration to HIMself and that we are sanctified through CHRIST JESUS. In this, we find it easy to bless the LORD with our entire heart, soul, and strength. We do this through exaltation, magnification and praising HIM. When we bless others we do so by pronouncing happiness because it’s our desire that the person or people be happy. We want others to experience peace, plenty, prosperity in what temporarily concerns them and success. We may not realize this is what we are saying when we say to others “be blessed” but it is.

The LORD GOD promises to be a blessing to anyone who will bless HIS children of faith in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS because of Abraham the father of faith. Those who are blood washed because of the salvation we believe in through CHRIST JESUS are descendants of Abraham and we are a mighty nation. It was all because of Abraham’s faith that we are a blessed nation through him. How awesome is it that because Abraham obeyed the voice of the LORD GOD that we by faith get to experience the promises given to Abraham. The Seed of Abraham was not his illegitimate son born out of the effort of flesh between him and Hagar nor was it his promised son with Sarah. But his Seed is JESUS who you will find in the genealogy that most readers find so very boring to read. It is in the Seed of Abraham who is JESUS that every nation becomes blessed. We are impossible to count as the stars and the grains of dust on the earth. We are everywhere, North, South, East, and West of every region of the earth. No matter what false religion has a greater majority in numbers within those regions, it is not void of true CHRISTianity where faith in CHRIST JESUS beats in the heart of the believer. And it is because the blood washed child of the Living GOD resides in a country where the worshipping of false gods is prevalent that it is not destroyed. All is required is to have one soul who is righteous through CHRIST for that country to experience the blessings that overflow from the child of the Living GOD. CHRIST JESUS is blessed and this is why we are blessed in HIM. HIS very name cannot be forgotten because it’s eternal. What a time to shout praises to CHRIST JESUS because HE promised Abraham and all the prophets spread the news about the promises of sharing in the covenant made between GOD and Abraham. I’m descended of Abraham, are you? Well, if you are then along with me you are a blessed person on this earth. As for anyone who does not have Jewish blood coursing through their veins there is a special excitement that you should have as I once did before I found out through DNA testing that I have Jewish blood coursing through my veins. Now, I’m doubly excited to be Jewish by human effort and to be Jewish by faith in CHRIST JESUS who circumcised my heart to be Jewish because HE is Jewish. GOD justified non-Jews by faith in HIS SON by preaching the gospel/Good News to Abraham and this is why believers in CHRIST JESUS are blessed.

No one can care for us as the LORD JESUS does this is why we are to allow HIM to bless and care for us. In CHRIST JESUS we are blessed in our going in and our going out of any city, country or town. Every descendent who comes from our body is blessed. Our finances are blessed. The LORD is who bless our food. This is why we need to be thankful for every morsel of food we decide to pop into our mouth because HE is the ONE who provides us with the food. And, HE also will bless everything that we decide to do in HIM.

So, because we are so very blessed in CHRIST JESUS don’t allow those who are ignorant about JESUS and who we are in HIM to cause us to stoop down to their level. We will like to think that this catchy phrase came from those who we admire such as “When they hit low, we rise/soar high”; thank you, First Lady, M.O.  But in actuality, we are encouraged first by JESUS when HE said that we are to “bless those who curse us”.  And the Apostle Paul chimed in with “Bless those who persecute us, bless and do not curse”.

Remember, that we are a blessed nation all because we belong to the Living GOD due to our faith in CHRIST JESUS. HE is the One who chose us to be HIS own inheritance, we did not first choose HIM. We are a holy people because we belong to the LORD GOD through CHRIST JESUS. From all the people on the earth, HE chose you, me, and us to be HIS own special people.

Blessed is CHRIST JESUS who came in the name of the LORD GOD; praise is GOD in the highest!

Genesis 12:3, 18:18, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14; Ps. 72:17; Acts: 3:25; Gal. 3:8; Numbers 6:24; Deut. 28:3-6; Luke 6:28; Romans 12:14; Psalm 33:12; Deut. 7:6; Matthew 21:9;

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Blessing

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How many of you know or really know that you are a blessing? For many of you, hmm, maybe not so much. This blog is really aimed at my spiritual siblings as a reminder as to who you are in CHRIST JESUS. And for those of you who are still non-believers in CHRIST JESUS, maybe today will be your day to repent/change your mind about your belief in HIM and turn your life over to HIM to wash you clean in HIS blood and transform you from being a curse into being a blessing.

The LORD GOD through HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS has made each and every one of HIS children through the salvation of HIS SON to us a blessing. Because we are a blessing we experience happiness to express the praise to our FATHER, CHRIST JESUS, and the Holy Spirit. CHRIST JESUS is constantly praying for us and in the many prayers that HE is praying for us, HE includes prayers that will implore our happiness. HIS desires for us is to get and remain happy not by temporal means but rather in HIS joy. Not only is HE a gift to us but we are HIS gift also to the FATHER. And who is not happy when they receive a gift? We are the advantaged ones who have the ability to not only a temporary prosperity but an eternal one as well. We have the assurance regarding our immortal great happiness, our blessedness, our blissfulness which are the joys of heaven. Our prosperity is receiving a blessing so that we can be a blessing with the enjoyment of good. We know that we are complete in CHRIST JESUS and this is why we are a blessing. It is with great kindness that JESUS CHRIST provided for our welfare by HIS hanging on that cross and died to be our giver of HIS great gift to all humans as a means to increase our happiness.

CHRIST JESUS has made us a blessing all around HIS holy mountain Zion and we are showered with never-ending blessings. All of us are a great nation and we are becoming greater all because HE is the One who is blessing us. Know my dear siblings that we are a blessing in the land which means everywhere we are, we are a blessing. We are the blood washed saved in CHRIST JESUS and we are a blessing to no longer live our life in anxiety, dread, fear, and worry for our hands are strong because we have obtained the same blessing that Judah and Israel received. The LORD GOD provides the plentiful rain of blessings on us to confirm and restore our heritage in HIM.

Whatever blessings father Abraham received and was promised this is what we too have and receive because we are his descendants. Through CHRIST JESUS we have and do receive the promise of HIS Holy Spirit by faith. In CHRIST JESUS we are no longer separated as being either Jewish or Gentile; slave or free; male or female. In the FATHER’s eyes, we are all one in HIS beloved SON, CHRIST JESUS. And just as father Abraham was justified/righteous by his faith so should we be. He did not try to perform any type of works to experience the righteousness of GOD. After all, when we work we expect payment for the work performed. Working is not considered a gift; the payment that we receive is what we have earned. All father Abraham did was believed, trusted, and had faith in the LORD GOD and that is why the LORD GOD accepted him to be justified which is a blessing. When we depend on our faith in CHRIST JESUS rather than self-works; when we believe in the LORD GOD who declares the guilty sinner to be the righteous innocent. It is then that we allow our faith to be in-charge which the LORD GOD will take into account which puts us right with HIM. Cease believing that we must volunteer for every good work or join some type of church ministry to be considered justified/righteous/worthy to show that our faith in JESUS is accounted for. It is our faith in HIM that we are a blessing, not our works. In the Old Covenant/Testament men had to be circumcised/an act of work; to experience the blessing of GOD. Today, males no longer need to be circumcised, (and the men said, Amen). Though this is the covenant that GOD gave to Abraham, Abraham was righteous in the eyes of GOD before he was told to circumcise himself and all the males. Remember, father Abraham only believed the LORD GOD by faith and the LORD GOD accepted father Abraham for his righteous blessing. Our faith in CHRIST JESUS is the free gift of promise that we were guaranteed to have as a descendant of father Abraham. Everyone is not a descendant of Abraham for we become his descendant only when we have faith in CHRIST JESUS. WoW, I’m just seeing this for the first time in this order. To get to the LORD GOD the FATHER we must first come to the LORD CHRIST JESUS, who transforms us to be Abraham’s seed because he is the father of faith. This is something that I’ve always known, yet, this is the first time I saw with my spiritual eyes the order. Did you know that the Law of Moses did not exist during Abraham’s time? The Law of Moses came about centuries later. So you see, Abraham was not justified because he obeyed the Law of Moses, he was justified by pure faith in the LORD GOD. So my question to you is, why do we come to CHRIST JESUS not knowing or for that matter trying to obey the Law of Moses after we received the free gift of salvation through CHRIST JESUS? It does not make sense, can’t you see that in the Law of Moses we must do this and that to be in GOD’s favor, to receive HIS blessing? It is because of our faith in CHRIST JESUS that father Abraham becomes our spiritual father. The LORD GOD introduced HIS SON and HE supported HIM in HIS strength because JESUS is HIS chosen One and HIS FATHER takes pleasure in HIM. HIS Holy Spirit was on JESUS to bring justice, righteousness and to reveal HIS Truth to all the nations. In CHRIST JESUS we must ask for HIS promised Holy Spirit so that we will have the strength to live in the justice of our righteousness which is revealed in HIS Truth all across the nations. Know this blessing my beloved siblings, the LORD GOD said to JESUS that it was a small thing for HIM to be HIS Servant, yet, in HIS servitude JESUS will be given a greater task and that was to restore not only Israel to greatness but to cause JESUS to be the light to all the nations so that every human may be saved through HIM. What a blessing! We have the light in CHRIST JESUS to reveal to the believers the will of GOD our FATHER. The Jewish nation can no longer say that GOD is not for the non-Jewish nation any longer because of their rejection and disobedience. However, GOD threw out a safety net not only for the Jewish nation but for the non-Jewish nation as well. The FATHER justifies all who has faith in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS. HE once justified those who in the flesh act of works in circumcision to show faith in HIM. Now, HE justifies all through faith in HIS SON, CHRIST JESUS without being circumcised in the flesh. What a blessing! The LORD JESUS sent and gave to us HIS Holy Spirit so that we will no longer be a wasteland but will become fertile to produce rich crops. Meaning we will give our testimony and the blood of the Lamb will do the rest. This is how we win souls. Tell your story about what CHRIST JESUS has done for you, how you once were a non-believer. And, in how after you became a blessing it is your desire to have others become a blessing through CHRIST JESUS.

 Ezekiel 34:26; Gen. 12:2; Is. 19:24; Zech. 8:13; Ps. 68:9; Galatians 3:14, 28; Rom. 4:1-5, 9, 16; Is. 42:1, 49:6; Lk. 2:32; Rom. 3:29-30; Is. 32:15

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Blind

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There are three types of blindness that we are not aware of.

  • The first is spiritual blindness; everyone experiences this type of blindness because before we come to the Savior CHRIST JESUS we all are incapable of discernment and our morals are depraved. Because of this type of blindness, we may see naturally but we are still living our lives in total darkness because our true eyes are blind.
  • The second type of blindness is what we all experience as well and this is being blind to intellect, unable to understand, judge, and ignorant to someone or something.
  • The third is natural blindness; this is when a person is either born blind or they lost their sight for various reasons. These type of people are destitute and deprived of the sense of seeing.

In the second type of blindness, we are this way because from our early childhood we all are bribed to do something for something. For me it was from my dad; he would tell me that if I brought home a good report card and advance to the next grade that he will give me something or give me whatever I asked for. We both kept to our agreement until I completed the twelfth grade. The thing is we all participate in bribery of some form to get what we want. We don’t realize that when accepting bribes we actually are blinding ourselves from the ability to separate by our eyes or understanding. We dull the ability to distinguish the difference between right or wrong with the use of our intellect. The taking of bribes also causes us to pervert the words of those who are righteous. It’s done through the perversion of justice and the showing of partiality/prejudice. Bribes are designed to blind the eyes of the wise as well as the foolish and bribes will always twist the words of truth. HALLELUJAH to the LORD GOD through CHRIST JESUS who opens the eyes of those who are blind.

The day that we allow CHRIST JESUS to remove the scales from our eyes we will cease living in total darkness and our eyes will be open so that we will be able to see clearly. CHRIST JESUS is the only One who is capable of setting us free from sitting in darkness which is our prison cell. CHRIST JESUS will lead us on paths and roads which we have never set foot on before. CHRIST JESUS will turn our darkness into HIS marvelous light. No longer will we need to sing “I’m coming up on the rough side of the mountain” because HE is making our rough country smooth. What we need do is believe in HIS promises to us because HE keeps them without fail. Don’t be like the Israelites and fail to learn, when we are blind look closely. You know how we do it when we either need glasses or are not wearing our glasses we either bring what we need to see closer or further away until what we need to see comes into focus. It’s temporary, but regardless we are able to make out what it is that we are trying to see. Do this with JESUS, and then believe and allow HIM to cause the blindness to forever go away so that we are able to see clearly.

In the third type of blindness which is natural when JESUS walked HIS earth, HE asked the blind if they believed that HE was able to be merciful to them. Because they believed that HE is able to be merciful, HE touched their eyes and said to them that it was according to their faith, without doubt, it had to happen according to what they believed. What JESUS want to know from us is “What is it that we want HIM to do”? We should want our eyes to be opened by HIM; we should want to experience HIS mercy. When we inform JESUS of our desire HE then we will see HIS compassion for us and HE will touch the eyes of the blind. We all need to experience HIS healing power for us. Now, beware of those who possess the spirit of the hypocrite they are alive and well today and they are the Pharisees, and writers of self-help books of today. Many of us have purchased self-help books and we did not experience any help at all. However, the help we provided to those authors were helped financially in the increase in their bank accounts. Every type of help that we are in need of can be found in the Bible. Pharisees and self-help authors encourage us to work towards doing something, in other words, we are to work towards the appearance of being one way when in actuality inwardly we are still a total wreck. Inwardly they still hate, extort, pervert, self-indulge, prideful and anything else which is not a reflection of CHRIST JESUS. We are not righteous because of how we present ourselves outwardly we are righteous because we have allowed CHRIST JESUS into our hearts and we obey HIS commandment. We rest in HIM and not in our self-efforts. When we rely on our self-effort instead of resting in CHRIST JESUS we can pretend and look beautiful outwardly but inwardly we are still dead and are cemeteries for everything dead. Come to the understanding that CHRIST JESUS is our complete deliverer and healer, nothing is too difficult for CHRIST JESUS. I have a question, why do we keep referring to Bartimaeus as blind Bartimaeus? I read that JESUS CHRIST had mercy on him and that HE gave him his sight because when JESUS asked him what it is that he wanted HIM to do for him, he said that he wanted to receive his sight. JESUS CHRIST did not deny him of his request he simply said to him that his faith had made him well. It was his faith in JESUS that made him see. What do you want CHRIST JESUS to do for you? Tell HIM then believe and receive from HIM. And never again allow anyone to refer to you by what you once lacked. Just as JESUS proclaimed we must as well if we are blood washed in HIM that HIS Holy Spirit is in us and that we have been anointed to preach to the poor in spirit; heal those who are broken-hearted; proclaim liberty/freedom to those who are being held captive in the prisons of darkness; recover those who are blind and to set at liberty those who are weighed down by burdens, experiencing rigorous hardships, who are being overpowered with anxiety and worry and everything else that is keeping us pressed/bowed down. Don’t allow the enemy to continually trick us by reminding us that we have been a certain way for a very long time such as over a decade or more and that we can’t change. It’s true that we can’t change ourselves but CHRIST JESUS can change us for HIS glory. HE has always asked and HE continues to ask us this question; “Do we want to be made well”? Don’t offer HIM excuses as to why something cannot be done. Even though we don’t have the faith to believe that HE is able to do what we need to have done in our lives CHRIST JESUS has the faith to make it happen. There are times in our lives when we are found in a condition that no matter how much help we receive from experience professional providers we are still in the same state without change. When this occurs we need to place our faith in the fact that the works of GOD need to be revealed in us. CHRIST JESUS is the light and we must see in the light that HE provides that nothing is too complicated for HIM to solve. JESUS CHRIST came into the world to judge it, to blind the eyes of HIS beloved Jewish nation to the point of jealousy because HE has given to those without Jewish blood the right to see. No one is without sin and in sin, we start off in life blind. But we can choose to remain blind or gain sight. Those who believe that they are not sinners, yet, have not been cleansed in the blood of JESUS are self-righteous and remain in their sin and blinded to the truth. Those who confessed that they are sinners and got washed in the blood of JESUS are righteous in GOD through CHRIST JESUS and no longer remain in sin and now have clarity of sight. Our minds are closed and the veil of separation is present because we know the Law of Moses but we don’t know the grace of CHRIST JESUS. The veil can only be removed when we join ourselves to CHRIST JESUS. Continuing to live by the Law of Moses will keep the veil on our hearts and mind or trying to mix the Law with Grace is like mixing oil and water, they will never gel together. Again, the veil is removed when we turn to the LORD JESUS. Those who refuse to believe in CHRIST JESUS do so because they are being kept in the dark by the god they serve satan, who is the god of this world. It is his mission to keep us from being able to see the light which is shining towards us. That light is the Good News about the glory of CHRIST JESUS who is the exact image of GOD the FATHER. The devil does not want us to see CHRIST JESUS nor hear HIS Word even though we may faithfully attend church service it is possible to be dull in hearing. CHRIST JESUS is the LORD. GOD said that out of darkness the light will shine, HE is the very same GOD who causes the light to shine within our hearts, bringing us to HIS knowledge and glory which shines in the face of CHRIST JESUS. Those whose minds remain dark will have no part in the life that GOD provides to HIS children because they remain ignorant/intellectually challenged and stubborn. The true children of the Living GOD do not hate people especially their spiritual siblings. If we are not capable of loving our own than we remain in darkness and are still blind. Lastly, do not envy anyone who is capable of getting all they desire because they are financially wealthy but spiritually poor. They are blind, miserable, naked, poor, and wretched. We can see, joyful, clothed, rich and blessed/highly favored.

Ex. 23:8; Deut. 16:19; Ps. 146:8; Isaiah 29:18, 35:5, 42:7, 16, 18; Matthew 9:27-29, 11:5, 12:22; 15:30-31, 20:29-34; 21:14, 23:25-27; Mrk. 8:21-25, 10:46-52; Lk. 4:18, 7:21, 18:35-43; Jhn.5:3, 6-9, 9:1, 3-7, 32-33, 9:39-41; 2 Cor. 3:14-16, 4:4-6; Eph. 4:18; 1 Ptr. 1:2-9; 1 Jhn. 2:11; Rev. 3:17-18

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This is the fluid which circulates in all humans and animals. Blood is essential to the preservation of life. All humans are related to one another whether we know this or not because GOD is the One who made every nation from one blood and that blood is from Adam; Acts 17:26. In JESUS we become of Royal lineage and honorable, again from the blood of One, the blood of JESUS. In the Word of GOD, we are taught that the blood is able to do and be the following.

  • Speak to the Creator GOD in death; Gen. 4:10.
  • Guilt and punishment; Acts 18:6
  • Those that will receive JESUS are given the right to become children of GOD because we believe in HIS name; we are not born of blood or the will of the flesh which is the will of mankind; but, we are born of GOD; Jhn. 1:12-13
  • Humans are of earthly wisdom and reason but in JESUS we become wise with the help of the Holy Spirit; Matt. 16:17
  • Communion/Sacramental symbol of the blood of CHRIST; Matt. 26:28
  • The sufferings and death of JESUS; Rom. 5:3  

Though I’ve chosen an Old Testament scripture we are to no longer follow this Law of Moses regarding the eating. What I desire for us to focus in on is that it’s in the blood which sustains life and that the life of the flesh is in its blood.

Most people believe that the first book and chapter of Matthew is the actual New Testament/Covenant but it’s not. In the four gospels, the NT actually begin in the chapters which inform us of the crucifixion of JESUS. A testament is actually a will; a legal document that informs the public what we are to have either while the testator is still alive [this is called a living will] or after the death of the testator. Throughout the four gospels, JESUS taught how we are to think, live by faith and speak.  In the twenty-sixth chapter and verses, twenty-seven and eight of Matthew; JESUS dined with HIS home-boys which was not special but during this particular time, the dining experience became special. JESUS took wine and said “Drink from it, all of you. This is MY blood of the New Covenant/Testament; which is shed for many for the remission/payment/forgiveness of sins”. It is only because of the blood of JESUS that we become ratified; we are confirmed; we become established, and it is settled. We are to know that by faith in JESUS we are approved; sanctioned, and made valid because of the blood of JESUS which was used to sign the agreement/treaty for all humans in the world.

The LORD GOD JESUS purchased us with HIS own precious blood and because of this, we are being saved for HIMself.

Because of the bloody sacrificial death of JESUS, we must consider ourselves to be who we are in HIM and that is acquitted; brought into right relationship with GOD; justified and righteous. No longer is GOD angry with humans.  Before, when we were rebellious due to sin we were far from GOD and the anger of GOD was experienced; but, now because of our faith and our receiving the gift of salvation which was given to us in the blood of JESUS, HE is nearer to us and the blood washed of GOD is nearer to HIM and us than our very breath.

The FATHER is well pleased with HIS SON JESUS; and, HIS full being lives in HIS SON. Through HIS SON JESUS; GOD reconciled to HIMself all things; making peace through JESUS; having JESUS shed HIS precious blood by execution on the cross for us.

Understand beloved, that Adam passed and continues to pass down through his blood tie to humans the curse of sin. And it is only through the bloody sacrifice of JESUS that paid the ransom for us to be free in HIM and to no longer be kept hostage by the devil. The blood of JESUS is costly for the FATHER and JESUS willingly purchased us by HIS being offered up as a sacrificial lamb without any defects or spots. Though it cost GOD dearly; it cost us nothing. JESUS is our bloody gift; not to asks questions as to why HE gives HIMself to us as a gift; not to think that HE has a hidden motive for presenting HIMself as a gift to us. Or, believe that if we take HIS gift of salvation then we are expected to do something in return. And, not for us to say; “YOU did not have to do that/this”. Because, yes HE did have to do what HE did for us to get us back to the FATHER.

The blood of JESUS is what purifies us day by day. All a non-believer/sinner/rebellious person need do by faith is confess that you are a non-believer in CHRIST JESUS which makes you a sinner and the act of the sin in your life is rebellion. CHRIST JESUS is true to HIS nature and promises and that is HE is faithful and a just GOD who will acquit/dismiss/forgive/pardon all our sinfulness. In doing this daily we will be washed in HIS blood which cleanses us from all unrighteousness which is everything that does not conform to HIS purpose for us; HIS will, thoughts, and actions.

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I only chose a small part of the greeting from John the Revelator in Revelation but I suggest we read the entire greeting. CHRIST JESUS loves us. CHRIST JESUS freed us from our sins once and for all at the cost of HIS blood.

Every day blood washed CHRISTians defeat the devil and his cohorts by the blood of the lamb which flows in our veins and covers us bodily. We must read the messages left for us in the Word of GOD this is how we renew our thinking and we must apply the Word to our lives. We are overcomers because CHRIST JESUS overcame sin for us in every area of our lives; we are healed from all sickness and disease; we do not have to live our habitual life of sin nor do we need to speak death any longer. We are walking around daily drenched in the blood of CHRIST JESUS if we will only believe by faith in HIM.

Leviticus 17:11, 14; Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20; 1 Cor. 10:16; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:9; Eph. 2:13; Colossians 1:20; 1 Peter 1:19; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 12:11

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