God’s Divine Exchange

I have an investment tip for you, one with no risk and huge rewards. Your investment can be as small as a mustard seed but I can assure you that your return will exceed your wildest expectation. Here’s my life investment tip, For God so loved the world {that’s you} that He {willingly} gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16 emphasis mine.

Belief, that’s your investment and God’s Divine Exchange, is your reward. Here’s a quick snapshot of our investors, aka the Believers, portfolio.

Your Sins and Iniquities = For Christ’s Righteousness

Death and Separation = Eternal Life

Ashes and Despair = Beauty and Joy

Your Sorrow and Pain = Jesus’ Peace That Surpasses Understanding

Your Poverty and Lack = God’s Riches and Grace

Your Brokenness = Jesus’ Health and Complete Wholeness

I’m one of these investors and I can testify that this life-changing investment worked for me. I was once lost in this world. A prisoner to my past, mistakes and pain, until I met my Investment Holder, Jesus Christ, the Son of the one and only God. He pulled me out of the miry pit and showed me a Love I didn’t deserve and didn’t think existed. Then I learned that Jesus loved me, even while I was still in sin and invested in me when He laid His life down on the cross. If I were an investor, I wouldn’t have invested in me but from the Father’s view I was worthy. So I sowed my mustard seed of faith believing Yes, Jesus loves me and by His grace I was saved and set free. By His stripes I am healed.

Today I serve as one of Jesus’ partners with an investment tip I hope to share with as many souls He drops into my path. My hope is to find other investors willing to take a leap of faith on God’s Divine Exchange. An investment that is open to all. No experience needed to invest the only requirements are belief and an open heart.

A Word From Our Father

A Word From Our Father

The cross
I did not redeem you to charge you for what I’ve done

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1John 4:10

 I did not justify you to remind you of your guilt.

“For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Jeremiah 31:34 , Hebrews 10:16-18

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1

I did not reconcile you to cast you out of My presence.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10

REPENT, says the LORD! Change the way you think of Me.

“For God so loved the world [YOU] that He [willingly] gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16  [emphasis mine]

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ [towards you], and to know this love that surpasses knowledge.” Ephesians 3:17-19 [emphasis mine]

Liberty in Christ

The crossIn the book of Luke Jesus went to the synagogue on a Sabbath day where He was handed the book of Isaiah to read. Jesus read,

“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s  favor.”

 Jesus was reading from Isaiah 61:1-2 but this was not a direct quote of the actual text. It would seem that the Chief Editor did a bit of editing. Was He being mysterious? Perhaps to those who the truth is veiled to, but my belief is that Jesus was revealing to those whom He called, the Truth behind the Freedom we have in Him.

Isaiah 61 reads, “He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” In place of the brokenhearted Jesus said, “recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free.”

Let’s stay here a moment. Did you know that you could be exiled and imprisoned yet be fulfilled and free. This was the case with the apostle John on the island of Patmos, he was held captive on this island yet he was free to visit the spiritual realm where he saw and heard divine things that no man has ever seen or heard before. Physically bound but Spiritually free. Then there are those who are living in their dream homes, raising the family they always hoped for, pursuing the job they always wanted. They seem to have it all but on the inside they are mentally, emotionally and spiritually bound. Physically free yet living in an internal prison.

The Key to Living Free

When you look at these verses side by side you’ll see that the key to Jesus’ plan to help the brokenhearted, free the captive and release the prisoner from darkness was to restore sight to the blind.

Immediately after Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit their vision changed. In Genesis 2:25 it says that Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed in the next chapter, they’re eyes were opened. They realized that they were naked and then attempted to cover themselves. They went from being naked and unashamed to naked, afraid and hiding from God. Keep in mind that God told them that if they ate of this fruit they would surely die. God associates them seeing their lack, seeing themselves through their own eyes and not through His, with death.

My question to you is this, what does Jesus want us to see?

The word of God tells us that if we believe in our hearts and confess that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, then we are no longer prisoners, captives, or broken we are raised with Christ. As Christ is so are we, seated at the right hand of God. On the cross Jesus shifted our view from us to Him, I believe that is the sight Jesus came to restore. No longer seeing our former selves, past or hurt but as a new creation in Christ.

A New Point of View

Jesus is the way

Scripture says when we behold Christ and all of His glory, like in a mirror; we are transformed into that same image we see from glory to glory. In other words when we see ourselves as God does, The Righteousness of God in Christ and when we see ourselves as in Christ and focusing on His finished work at the Cross, His Resurrection, His efforts and not our faults, we are transformed into the same image of Christ. Spotless, without blemish, righteous, worthy and deeply loved. Jesus wants you to see Him working on the inside of you. He doesn’t want you to look at yourself and all that life demands from you.

Jesus wants you to look to Him and see Him as the supplier of all your needs. See Christ as the one completing the great work He started in you.

As we celebrate the victorious death and resurrection of our Lord this Easter I want to encourage your spring-cleaning. See the Father’s love for you, a love made perfect in the death and resurrection of His Son. You are no longer bound but set free. See your freedom at the cross. See your past, pain, faults, setbacks and lack nailed to the Cross and see yourself as God sees you, a new creation, without flaw or fault in His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

Have a Blessed Easter!

The Thought Life

But we have the mind of Christ 1 Corinthians 2:16

Father God I thank you for keeping my thought life in constant fellowship with you. Your word says, For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.-Isaiah 55:8 But because of Christ, who anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. We can abandon our discouraging thoughts and embrace His thoughts of us. Father thank you for giving us the mind of Christ.

What are Your thoughts of me?

That I am deeply loved by You and Your love for me is unconditional. God you love us so much that while we were still in sin, you gave us your Beloved Son so that anyone who believes may have eternal life with you.

Nothing can separate us from your Love. John 3:16 & Romans 8:38-39

No matter what things look like, hardships or triumphs, mountains or valleys, You make it all work out for my good. You saved me, justified, glorified and conformed me to the image of Your Son. You are with me always. Father if You are for me, who can be against me. I am more than a conqueror in You. Romans 8:28-37

finding peaceYou made me the righteousness of God in Christ, I am seated with Christ, who sits at Your right hand. I am who you say I am. I am not my mistakes, I am not my past or my failures. I am not my heartbreak. I am the object of Your love and mercy. The one whom you load up daily with your blessings. I am the one who You fight for. I am a child of God. I am yours. 2 Corinthians 5:21 & Ephesians 2:6

A Prayer for Today

Father God, keep the thought-life of your children in fellowship with You. Strip away the negative thoughts and fill their mind and hearts with Your thoughts of them. Thoughts of peace, joy and victory in You. With unveiled hearts let them see the love and grace of your Son in every situation that comes their way. May the peace of God, that peace that surpasses all understanding guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1John 3:1

A Christmas Quiz

Question: What does God see when He looks at you?

Answer: Every time God looks at you He sees His beloved Son Jesus!

As Christ is so are you on this earth…Forgiven, Redeemed, Saved, Justified, At Peace with God, The Righteousness of God in Christ.

Thank you Father God for the Gift of all gifts Your Son and our Saviour Jesus Christ!

Merry Christmas to you all!Jesus is waiting for you.

Love By Its True Name

JesusYeshua_svgWhat is love? Is it the skip of your heartbeat when “the one” walks in the room? Is it the gentle touch of your newborn as little fingers embrace yours? I’ve recently discovered that love is not a “what” but a“who”.

The bible reveals to us that God is love (1John 4:8) and that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son.” –john 3:16.  In other words God, who is love, expressed His love for us through The Word that became flesh. God gave love a new name and His name is Jesus Christ.

The Spirit painted for me a beautiful portrait of love by its true name the other day in this very revealing scripture -1 Corinthians 13:4-8 . Walk with me as we sub love with its true name…Jesus.

Jesus is patient, Jesus is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. Jesus does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. Jesus does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Jesus never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

There was a time when I thought that this scripture was an instruction on how-to-love and after the first verse all I could see was my faults and failures.  It wasn’t until God removed the veil from my eyes and heart that I saw that this was not a picture of what I should or should not do but  a revelation of Christ who loves us and His unconditional love  toward us.

This is my prayer for you: That this revelation of love takes root and multiplies in your heart today and that, “You, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”-Ephesians 3:17-19 In Jesus’ loving name, Amen.

New International Version used.

Just Let God

FreedomLet go and let God. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase. For years I lived with the pain and old ghost of my past and then one day someone close to me told me to let go and let God. I thought to myself okay, sounds simple enough. I then went from one struggle to the next as I battled with letting go. One day I cried out to the Lord in prayer and asked Him, “Lord how do I let go?” He said, “You have to Let God.”

God revealed to me through His word that, “the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Ch 20:15) and if you let Him, He will heal your broken heart (Psalm 147:3). He’ll give you, “the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”(Isaiah 61:3)

If you let God He will help you let go. God will take you to a place above and beyond your past, your pain, your addictions and struggles and He will bring you to a place of happiness, love, peace and His abundance.

I then asked God, “Why, why would you do all of this for me?” He said, “Because of love.” “For God so loved the world (meaning You) that He (willingly) gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes (hopes and trust) in Him shall not perish (remain broken and hurting) but have eternal life (the very heart and best of God). –John 3:16

So how do I let God? You just have to turn to Him in prayer, give all of your dreams, your doubts, your hurt and pain  to Him through prayer.  Talk to Him and let God be God in your life… today and everyday. Be blessed God’s beloved.

Yeshua- The Great Parent

 Yeshua Hebrew translation: Salvation

Peter and Grace were living every parent’s nightmare, there only child was terminally ill. Peter and Grace tried everything they could possibly think of to help their child. They flew in specialist, tried the latest medicines but it wasn’t enough, their child was dying. For weeks they sat helpless next to their beloved child as they watched her suffer and writhe in agonizing pain. They wanted to bring her home to the beautiful pink bedroom they designed just for her but she was too weak to be moved, sadly she would be bound to that hospital bed till the end.  Like any great parent Peter and Grace had only one prayer and hope; that they could somehow take their child’s place and exchange their life and health for hers.

The story you just read is a very tragic but true story you see Peter and Grace represent God who is our Rock and it is His grace that He desires to pour out upon you. You are the terminal ill child because when Man fell we became infected with sin. God sent the prophets, messengers and He raised up great men and women hoping to save us but it wasn’t enough, the disease [sin] was still killing us. So like the Great Parent He is He made the ultimate sacrifice and paid the ultimate price…. He took our place.

The bible says, “The word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) NIV.  “For God so loved the world (you) that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) NIV.

Jesus took our sin, “He was wounded for our transgressions.”, He took our punishment, “He was bruised for our iniquities.”(Isaiah 53:5). Jesus, the Great Parent, willingly took our terminal illness and exchanged it for the grace of God that was upon Him “Out of His fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.” (John 1:16). Yeshua took it all so that we may no longer be bound to our bed of sin but free in God’s love and Grace.   “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1).

Thanks to Jesus Christ we are no longer terminally ill but alive, well and able to live the abundant life that our Father wants us to live.

Jesus Christ is Yeshua, the Great Parent!

“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Romans 6:14 NKJV

I thank God for His love and unmerited grace. Be blessed God’s people