Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Treasure Within

Hello everyone,

This weekend my family and I had the privilege of visiting the Windsor Castle grounds in Windsor, England.  It was a spectacular tour, and we enjoyed seeing the grandeur of hundreds and hundreds of years of history being displayed in each spacious room. Generations of kings, queens and knights that had lived and significantly carved their mark in history, whether for good or bad, had their legacies etched in those ancient walls and hallways.  It got me wondering if they were ever really aware of how much their choices and actions would play such a crucial part on the world history scale?  I’m sure many of them did, that’s why they went to such great lengths to secure their lineage and continuously conquer more land to build and strengthen their empires and influence in the earth. I have no doubt that every king, queen and knight were driven with extreme purpose, to establish their kingdom for their generation and the ones to come.

It got me thinking about our role in the kingdom we belong to.  As children of God, we have a specific part to play in establishing His kingdom in the earth, that will effect not only our generation, but those in the future.  The truth is, to make a significant mark in eternity for God’s kingdom, is only going to be accomplished by His Spirit working in and through us.  On our own, we are no match to the enemy of God or the challenges that tempt us to give up our quest for establishing  the kingdom.  That’s when I remembered something I read in 2 Corinthians 4:7, “However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.”

In this scripture, Paul declares that all born-again believers are the possessors of a most precious treasure that resides within our human bodies. When we read Ephesians 3:19, we see that treasure is the Spirit of God Himself.  It reveals how we are filled, through all our being, with the fullness of God.  It even says that we have the richest measure of His divine Presence, having our bodies wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!  This means, when we are completely surrendered to the Spirit of God living inside us, we are totally equipped and empowered to overcome the enemy, and significantly establish God’s kingdom everywhere we go - through His power inside us!

In the next letter, we will see what the Word says about how we can activate that power to flow in and through us.  Causing us to become those kings, queens and knights who are empowered and equipped to fulfil our purpose on this earth.

Much love,

Jenny



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Live Like Me

Hello everyone,

Did you know that through the finished work of the cross, if we choose to live in Christ Jesus, by faith, we will tap into and activate the very same life source that lives in Him?  In fact, Jesus said that whoever continues to feed on Him, will be empowered to live like Him, on this earth!

John 6:57, “Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.”

During one of the sessions of the very powerful “Faith on Fire” live television broadcasts, Evangelist Johnathan Shuttlesworth taught on the significance of communion for every born-again believer.  He mentioned some biblical truths on communion that indicate how Jesus went through all He did on the cross, for a very intentional purpose.  While we live here on earth, Jesus has made a way for His supernatural life to operate in us.   He did this, so that we can live victoriously in this life as people who daily overcome the world - just as He has overcome the world. 1 John 4:17 says, In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.”

In this letter, I want to show you that there is a way to partake of the life of Jesus, by faith, through communion, that will add or contribute to our lives the essence of Who He is!  The very same source of supernatural life that flowed in Jesus while He walked on earth, is the same life that quickened His mortal body and raised Him from the dead, and it’s the same life that has caused Him to be seated, victoriously, in heavenly places.  (Ephesians 1:20,21).   And when we partake of communion, we are declaring by faith, that the very same life and power of the resurrected Christ lives in and empowers us!  It’s that simple, and the results of understanding this truth,  are nothing less than profound.  

I’m going to briefly summarise the significance of the bread and wine that we partake of during communion.  To get the full benefit of the message, I encourage you to download the Faith Broadcasting Network App from the App Store, on your electronic device.  When you select the Faith on Fire icon, you will be able to locate this teaching by Jonathan, and believe me, it will be well worth your while!

So let’s take a look at the significance of eating the bread that resembles the body of Jesus that was broken for us.

  • The life source of God that flows in the body of Jesus has the power to neutralise all poison in our systems.  The healing power of God is one of the great covenant benefits we can expect to work in our bodies, as we constantly renew our minds to who we are in Him, and Who He is in us! (2 Kings 4:38-41; Psalm 103:3)

  • Because of our covenant connection with God, through the broken body of Jesus, we can expect Devine intervention and help from above, to deliver us out of trouble. (Exodus 12:21-23; Psalm 107:19)

  • Partaking of communion is a spiritual meal that reminds us of the life of the Spirit of God that is infused into our spirits, and has set us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

There is great significance in drinking the wine that resembles the blood of Jesus, shed for us too.

  • Just as the blood of the lamb was painted on the door posts of the Israelites’ homes in Egypt to protect them against the angel of death; so the blood of Jesus acts as our protective agent against anything that has the intention to bring us harm.

  • The resurrection life that flows in the blood of Jesus, by faith, flows in every born-again believer, giving us the power to have eternal life in Him. (John 11:25)

  • The blood of Jesus was shed to cleanse us from all unrighteousness  and put us in right standing with God. (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 3:24-25). 

What an unearned privilege it is for us to live in, and serve a God, Who fully gave Himself to see us reconciled to Him.  And by His grace, He has enabled us to live in the fullest measure of His life and victory, while we are in this world.

Through His finished work on the cross, Jesus has made a way for us to live just like He is now.  This truth is more than we could have ever wished or asked for, and certainly more than we deserve.  Let's decide to lay hold of it by faith, and intentionally live in the full benefit of what Jesus has done for us.

Much love,


Jenny

Monday, April 2, 2018

More Than Just a Ritual

Hello Everyone,

Just today I was watching one of my favourite Bible preaches quote, “If you make the gospel profound, the results will be simple, but if you make it simple to understand, the results will be profound”.

Jesus spent His ministry on earth doing just that.  He was more concerned with everyone being able to understand the heart and true nature of His Father, and His intensions towards us, than He was with impressing the elite, educated and devout, religious Pharisees.  He did this on purpose, so that everyone, without exception, both then, and now, could grasp and embrace His truth with all our hearts, and actually experience the life of freedom and victory we can have in knowing Him.

One life-transforming teaching Jesus gave was on communion.  To this day, it’s made to be more of a symbolic ritual, than an act of simple obedience by faith. Because of this, the results have become powerless for many of those who partake of it.  Mark 7:13 says, “Thus you are nullifying and making void and of no effect [the authority of] the Word of God through your tradition, which you [in turn] hand on. And many things of this kind you are doing.”  Now, when we follow and instruction Jesus clearly told us to do, but make it into a faithless ritual, we strip it of its power and cause it to have no effect in our lives.  However, when we obey what Jesus tells us to do, by faith, the results in our lives are nothing less than profound.  

Remember Me

1 Corinthians 11:25-26 says, “Similarly when supper was ended, He took the cup also, saying, This cup is the new covenant [ratified and established] in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink [it], to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.
For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord’s death until He comes [again].”

Jesus instructed us to take communion regularly, so that we would constantly be reminded of the New Covenant we have with Him.  This New Covenant is so powerful and can only be activated by faith.  Now we know that faith comes and is made stronger the more we hear God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Just the same, our faith and confidence in living in the full benefit of our New Covenant is made strong every time we take communion, reminding ourselves of what the finished work of the cross has made available for us, in Christ Jesus.

Let’s take a close look at the words Jesus said, when He taught on communion.

In John 6:35, Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).”  When we take communion by faith, we are reminded that because of what Jesus did, we are able to have an intimate relationship with Him, where we are fully and completely satisfied by Him.  He is the beginning and the end of our faith and our portion in this life.

In verse 48-51, He says, “I am the Bread of Life [that gives life—the Living Bread].  Your forefathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and [yet] they died. [But] this is the Bread that comes down from heaven, so that [any]one may eat of it and never die. I [Myself] am this Living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever; and also the Bread that I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh (body).”  When we take communion, we celebrate the truth that because of the finished work of the cross, by faith, we have eternal life in Christ.  

Now pay attention to what He says in the next couple of verses: John 6:53-58 says, “And Jesus said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you cannot have any life in you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you appropriate His life and the saving merit of His blood].
He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has (possesses now) eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.
For My flesh is true and genuine food, and My blood is true and genuine drink.
He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I [in like manner dwell continually] in him.  When we take communion, we are reminded of the inseparable connection we have with Christ Jesus, by faith, through His Holy Spirit Who indwells us.  We are never alone, there is no distance between us, He will never leave us!  1 Corinthians 6:17 says, “But the person who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with Him.”  One translation says our spirits are laminated to His Spirit.  You can’t tell where He begins and we end, or where our spirit begins and a His ends.  

Just as the living Father sent Me and I live by (through, because of) the Father, even so whoever continues to feed on Me [whoever takes Me for his food and is nourished by Me] shall [in his turn] live through and because of Me.”  In John 1:1-3, we understand that Jesus is the Word of God.  When we take communion, we remind ourselves that Jesus lives in His Word, and as we receive it by faith, it will nourish our spirits and renew our minds, causing us to live in the fullness of His promises, as our spiritual inheritance.

Remembering Empowers Us

In the book of Joshua 1:8, God gave Joshua clear instructions to constantly remind himself of His Word.  As Joshua was faithful to do this, he would find that all fear and anxiety was replaced with empowering faith, resulting in supernatural wisdom, success and prosperity in all he put his hand to.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.”  

Just the same, Jesus instructs us to constantly be reminded of what the finished work of the cross won for us, whenever we partake of communion.  As we do, we will find all fear and anxiety being replaced with empowering faith, resulting in supernatural wisdom, success and prosperity in all we put our hand to.

Let’s take another look at what Jesus wants us to keep in the forefront of our minds, according to those scriptures in John 6, especially when we partake of communion.

Firstly, we must remember that Jesus is the only One Who truly satisfies us. Secondly, because of Him, we can enjoy eternal life with Him. Thirdly, since His Life dwells in us, we have an inseparable connection with Him right now! Fourthly, He is His Word, which nourishes our spirits and renews our minds.

Now, I haven’t even started on what the Word teaches us regarding the significance of the shed blood and broken body of Christ for every believer, and the importance of reminding ourselves of it every time we take communion.

Johnathan Shuttlesworth gives a pretty detailed teaching on this that will certainly give your faith a power boost!  It adds a dimension of victorious, faith building power every time I partake of communion.  I’d like to spend some time talking about it in my next letter, so be expectant and don’t miss out on reading it!

Much love,

Jenny


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Give Yourself to the Word


Hello everyone,

According to scripture there is a battle that is being waged over the well being of your life.  The Word of God says that the devil, your enemy, has come to kill, steal and destroy everything concerning you.  The good news is, Colossians 2:15, says that because of the finished work of the cross, “[God] disarmed the principalities and powers...” and has taken away their power to harm us.  That means the only legal way our enemy, the devil,  can harm you or me, is by causing us to open the door of our lives to give him free access to do so.  

How do we give him the power to harm us?  We give the enemy free reign through the way we think!  When it comes to the battles and conflicts we face in this life, the human mind plays the role of the strategic control centre of every battle.  Romans 6:16 says that whoever we give our minds to, will become our master.  Our minds are the battle fields where the very heart beat of the war that wages on over the well being of our lives takes place. The devil’s strategy is to bombard our minds with worrisome, fretful thoughts.  As he manipulates circumstances around us, it becomes easy to pay attention to those negative thoughts, which in turn, causes us to feel anxious and fearful.  Before we realise what has happened, fear has crept into our minds and is able to begin its destructive work, from the inside out.  

No matter who we are, where we live or what our earthly circumstances are, if we are in this world, we are going to rub shoulders with incidents that have the potential to make us fearful. Fear is a destructive spiritual force that has the power to paralyse our ability to reason, send our emotions into turmoil and neutralise our faith - causing it to become inoperable. As believers who are promised a life of abundant peace, joy, provision and protection - how is it possible for us to live free from fear when the potential to be touched by it is all around us? 

Well, it’s really quite simple.  If the devil has brought the battle to our minds, then it’s up to us to take control of the battlefield and enforce his defeat!  Romans 12:2 urges and instructs us to make sure we are constantly renewing our minds to the truth of God’s Word.  It’s the only way we are going to flush out those dreaded, fearful thoughts that hold our minds and bodies captive.  It’s also the only way we are going to be infused with God’s supernatural inner strength to overcome. As we spend more time meditating on the Word of God and in prayer that is influenced by the truth we find in it, our trust in God grows stronger than the fear that’s trying to overcome us.  And when we are more convinced of what God’s Word says concerning us, than what those fearful thoughts are saying, our freedom and victory comes.  

The fact of the matter is, this must become our continuous practice.  Our peace and joy and ongoing victory over fear is not secured by us only paying attention to God’s Word once or twice a week.  No, we have to get to the place where the Word of God is constantly in our minds and hearts, feeding us truth and giving us life and peace.  This way, any time, or at any moment a fiery dart, in the form of a fearful thought, enters our minds, it will be extinguished by the water of God’s Word.

In other words, we have to live in the safety of the Word.  

Psalm 91:1-3 says, He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.”

Freedom from fear is a solid promise from the Lord, when we choose to abide in Him.  The word abide means “to dwell, to remain and to continue.”  If we are to dwell or abide in the secret place, or the shadow of the Almighty, we must live in continual union with Him.  That means keeping His Word in our minds and hearts so that we think like He thinks.  When our minds are flooded with God’s thoughts, we speak like He speaks and do what is in line with His perfect will -which is always to our benefit!  What happens to fear?  There is absolutely no room for fear in our lives when the Word has taken over our thoughts, words and actions!  God’s Word in us produces the powerful force of faith that causes every promise of God’s Word to become our reality.  And without faith operating like this in our lives, it’s impossible for us to please God.  After all He has done for us through the finished work of the cross, how can we please Him if we fail to gratefully take what He has handed us, and live short of the life He has provided for us?  How can we fail to respond to the freedom He bought for us because we were too lazy or busy to draw near to Him and live in His truth?

Now it’s important to understand God’s promise of provision, protection and freedom from fear, doesn’t guarantee that the devil will leave us alone. It does mean that when we choose to abide in the Lord, and have His truth saturate our minds, we will have a way to combat the devil’s attacks and overcome every problem, each time we are faced with one.  

Look at what Proverbs 22:17-19 says, “Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.”

As we meditate on God’s Word, it will stir up an expectation in our hearts to see His goodness more and more in our lives.  It’s going to revolutionise the way we think, and the way we speak and respond to things in our lives, because of the faith that it produces.  2 Corinthians 4:13 says, “Yet we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, I have believed, and therefore have I spoken. We too believe, and therefore we speak,”

Our faith filled words hold more power than we bargained for!  They carry the Word of God that never returns empty handed, but always produces exactly what it was sent out to produce in our lives (Isaiah 55:11).  So what are you waiting for?  Become the warrior God’s has made you to be, give yourself to His Word and take the reigns over what you allow to become a part of your thought life and belief system - that way faith will become your stronghold and fear will have no choice, but to flee.

Much love,


Jenny

Monday, March 5, 2018

Find God in His Word

Hello everyone,

We are all living in a world where trouble and hardships abound.  There is devastation and calamity in every nation and hopelessness is easily found.  More than ever, evil is on the increase and the hearts of people, everywhere, cry out for mercy and justice.  In all of this heartache and desperation, where is the God we profess to know?  How can we find Him amongst all the chaos and despair?  And in all this hopelessness, how can we possibly say He is good?

I cannot recall her exact words, but I once read something Gloria Copeland  wrote.  She spoke about hopelessness not being devastation and famine, nor is it a collapsed economy, poverty or loss.  Hopelessness isn’t even the devastation and destruction people suffer from natural disasters, senseless wars, or the wicked greed of evil men.  Rather, Hopelessness in not knowing God in this world, and being a stranger to His covenant promises.

In a world where God’s goodness is constantly being placed on trial, we, His children, should be the greatest advocates of His good nature.  We should be so confident in expecting, knowing, and experiencing His goodness for ourselves, that our lives become a shining beacon of hope in this dark world.  How do we expect and know His goodness?  We find Him in His Word!   And the more we renew our minds to its truth, we begin to see Him as He really is.  The eyes of our hearts become enlightened so that we can know Him in a way that transcends just mental knowledge.  When we find God in His Word, our spirits are energised with His truth and it begins to fill and flood our lives until it overflows and influences every part of us.  By His Spirit, we begin to see God as He really is and to know and experience His goodness towards us.  As we start tapping into how good God’s Word says He is, we draw from it the revelation of His true character, and that can never be taken away from us.

 Ephesians 1:17-18 says, “[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him.  By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),...”

Finding God in His Word, by His Holy Spirit not only satisfies and saturates our souls, it brings on a faith filled expectancy to see His goodness everywhere we go, in spite of what is going on in the world around us.

It’s the goodness of God that ransomed and redeemed us from the one who was stronger than us (Jeremiah 31:11; 1 Peter 1:18-19).  Its the goodness of God that causes His powerful love, that never fails, to be poured into our hearts by His Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5).  It’s God’s goodness that has His Spirit constantly work within us, doing His perfect will and fulfilling His good purpose (Ephesians 3:20).  And it’s His goodness that always causes us to triumph, giving us victory and making us conquerors in Him, regardless of what is going on around us (1 Corinthians 15:57).  

Now how would we ever know this, or have faith to believe it, if we were ignorant of what His Word says about Him and His good intentions concerning us?  And if we never knew about His goodness for ourselves, from His Word of truth, how could we ever be beacons of hope for others who are lost and searching for the truth?  Philippians 2:13, 15 & 16 says, “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight...That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world. Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life,...”AMPC

Why not take time this week to meditate on the scriptures I only gave reference to and didn’t type out, concerning God’s goodness towards you.  Remember, the goodness we can confidently expect from Him is based on the credibility of the good He has already done for us!  Romans 8:31& 32 says, “What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?] He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?”AMPC.  Confidently expect and enjoy His goodness today!


Much love,


Jenny

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Being an Advocate of His Goodness

Hello everyone,

I began last week’s letter with some tough questions, frequently voiced by people everywhere, concerning the existence of a good God in a world gone mad. In this letter, I pray you will receive some understanding regarding the ‘bigger picture’ of God’s goodness to all humanity, in spite of it constantly being questioned.  It is a lengthy one, so take some time to pour over it, I believe it will be a great encouragement to you.

Having said that, as Christians, the basis of us believing in God’s goodness should never be in what we see around us, it has to be deeper and more concrete than that.  With our spirits filled with the Holy Spirit, and our minds constantly renewed to the Word of God, we find a solid, sure foundation of what we know Him to be.  As we put truly knowing the character of God as our first priority, we will see His goodness played out in our lives, and even when we walk in the shadow of the mountains we face, our trust and confidence in Who He is to us, never wavers.  That’s because we have learnt that our trust is not in what we see, but in what we don’t see, yet know to be true.  Just the same, we have an earnest expectation that no matter the circumstance, His Word is true and will always triumph.  Whatever He has promised, He will do.  Isaiah 64:4 says, “For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.”

Of course, I could never, in one letter, and by my own limited understanding, do the full truth justice.  I can, however,  briefly skim across the pages of the Word, and ever so lightly summarise what it reveals when it comes to the question of God’s goodness in an evil world.  My intention is to stir in you a hunger to dig deeper into God’s Word, by His Spirit, in your own time, to find the truth that is hidden for you.  And when you find it - and you will - you will find it to be a treasure so precious and liberating, because you will discover a perspective that is beyond what you perceive in the natural.

The truth of the matter is, we live in a fallen world that has been suffering under the curse of sin (Genesis 3:17-19; John 8:24). This world is under the rule of the evil tyrant, the devil (1John 5:19), and He has been relentless in his efforts to destroy all that is good on the face of the earth.  The sad reality, is that he was given the authority to lord over the earth and the kingdoms of this world by man himself.  This happened when Adam, the first man, was deceived to exchange the dominion and authority he was given by God, for a lie.  He was meant to rule and reign on this earth, to multiply and be productive in a world that was subject to his authority and an earth that would willingly yield to his will.  It was mankind, not God, that threw it all away by choosing to question the authenticity of God’s good character (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-15; Luke 4:5-6). Adam and Eve placed God’s goodness on trial and judged it, and acted upon that judgement by deliberately rejecting the truth they knew in their hearts about Him.  Does this sound familiar?  Is it possible, that even after the second Adam (Jesus), and all He did for us through the finished work of the cross, we have chosen to put God’s goodness on trial again?  Can it be that even now, we so easily question the goodness of God by what we hear and see in the natural?  When we have tasted and seen for ourselves, that God is good, how can we question His goodness based on the devastating results of sin we see all around us?

The devil and his despicable agents, work tirelessly, stirring up hatred and every evil thought and intention under the sun, in the minds and hearts of people everywhere. They continuously entice chaos and unrest wherever they roam. Famine and flood, sickness and death, calamity and devastation are their handiwork and their efforts are effective and touch all.  Even the earth groans for her relief and release of the evil done and embedded in her.  But the day will come, and is very near, when the devil and all his evil cohorts will be stopped and dealt with once and for all. The day of reckoning, a terrible day, where all will give account before God.  

And in the meantime, because of His goodness, God, through the life and blood of His Son, made a way for us to live victorious in this cursed world.    In spite of its evil, sorry state, because Jesus overcame the devil, sin and everything we will ever face in this world, we overcome too! John 16:33 says, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” AMPC.

Now, in Christ, we no longer have to live as victims to our circumstances.  In Him, we are victorious over sin and all its deadly effects!  1 John 3:8 says, “The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].”  AMPC.  

This is the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, In Him we are not only redeemed from the curse, we have been made the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:18-19). Our original authority has been reinstated through the finished work of the cross (Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22; John 1:12). God the Father said that all authority has been given His Son, and with His Spirit alive inside us, the authority of Jesus to enforce the devil’s defeat, and carry the resurrection power to heal, restore, and give life and love to all, lives in us! 

Every day we surrender to the control of the Holy Spirit within us, and operate in the authority of His written Word, that is engraved on our hearts and minds, we live as God’s representatives and ambassadors on this earth.  We have been given the Name of Jesus, the Name above every other name that - whether it be sickness, poverty, or bondage of any kind or form - must bow its knee to it.  We are His vessels, full of the glorious treasure of His Holy Spirit, empowered, like skilful soldiers, ready to fight the good fight of faith.  We push back the darkness by carrying the light and love and goodness of God everywhere we go, to everyone who is desperate to receive it.  And we will keep pushing and fighting off the evil by demonstrating God’s goodness everywhere, by faith, in His love, until the day of His return.  

What’s more - we don’t do any of this by our own strength.  We do this by His power that is at work within us.  That’s why we must constantly keep our hearts and minds vitally connected to His.  The only way to achieve this, is by keeping the truth of His Word alive in our hearts and minds.  We cannot afford to become ignorant of His truth.  We must constantly build ourselves up in faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, guarding and keeping ourselves in the love of God, that never fails or weakens, under any kind of pressure.  Just as it says in Jude 1:20,21, “But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God...”).

As children of the Most High God, and ambassadors of His eternal kingdom, we cannot repeat history, and once again stoop to deception and place God’s goodness on trial.  Not when we know the Word and profess to live by it.  It’s time to do what we know is right, to stand boldly for what we know to be true.  We must be advocates of His goodness, not ignorant distorters of the truth.

Much love,


Jenny