How will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:3.
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness. Isaiah 61:10.
O LORD, in Your strength the king is glad, and in Your salvation how greatly he rejoices! Psalm 21:1.
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
It has to stop. You may be wondering to what I am referring, but I talking to you personally. It is time you grew up. Have you been with Me all this time and still do not know Me? If you did, you would be rejoicing. Now, you may ask, “Rejoicing in what?” And I will give you the answer: In so great a salvation.
I have given you all you need and the authority to live a perfect life. If you are not, it is because you have not understood what I have done for you in Jesus Christ, the great salvation, and that is why you are not rejoicing but staying the wilderness, like the Israelites I redeemed out of Egypt. They kept looking at things in the flesh and never understood so great a salvation. Later, they even sacrificed their sons and daughters to idols. They saw My works but they never took the time and interest to know Me and My ways of lovingkindness and truth. I traveled with them in the desert for over forty years but they still did not know Me.
It grieves Me because you limit what I can do for you until you rejoice in so great a salvation. Deuteronomy 28:48. You have much more than they did and you have no excuse for staying in your immaturity. You act like you are still in your sins. You act like I am out to hurt you, just like the Israelites did on the border of the land I had promised to win for them. You cower in fear instead of walking with joyful confidence in so great a salvation and coming to Me with confidence to take what I have for you in Him.
What am I talking about? You act like a people that are not forgiven, not healed, not delivered from destruction and pulled out of the pit, not surrounded with the shield of My good will and My lovingkindness and compassion, whose days are not filled with good things, and who have no hope of restoration or of renewal of youth. David had to remind himself of My covenant benefits so he would not forget to rejoice and you have better promises and a better Covenant, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who satisfies your days with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” Psalm 103:1-5. You act more like the Syrophoenician woman who was not in Covenant with Me but wanted to get My benefits though she was a worshipper of idols and demons, she came crawling and begging for crumbs from the children’s table. But I have brought you into the banquet hall and My banner over you is love. You are not an alien but My child and you can come with CONFIDENCE straight to My throne. Jesus has died for your sins and I raised Him from the dead and He gave you authority over demons, illness, storms, and all the works of the enemy. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven. Luke 10:19-20. Rejoice in so great a salvation, your names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and you have eternal life with Me in the joys of My everlasting Kingdom. My sheep hear My voice and I give them eternal life. David would ask his emotions: “Why are you so downcast O my soul? Why do you sigh within me? Hope in God and you shall again be rejoicing!”
People say what they feel and not what they want and that is why there is so much chaos and unhappiness in people’s lives. They tell themselves what they lack not what they have in Christ. Like the elder brother in the parable of the prodigal son. He had everything but he spoke like he had nothing, and consequently convinced himself that the father was withholding from him and was a hard taskmaster, which was not the case at all. It was a lie but it ruined his life and made him hate the father and his younger brother. And yet the father loved him and had given him everything, including the freedom to do as he wanted to do.
Many believers, actually without realizing it, are very insulting to Me in the way they pray and the way they treat our relationship. Their words are stout against Me. They are like the Israelites at the border of the land I promised to give them by sending My angel before them and taking down all their enemies before them and giving them all. But they called out to Me and cried all night begging Me not to make them perish in the land I had given them by the giants that dwelt there. I had told them about the giants, and Jesus told you that you would have trials in this world, for Adam turned his authority over to the evil one and made the whole place quite perilous, but Jesus navigated through it just fine, and so can you in Him, take courage and cheer up, He overcame the world and He is in you to make you an overcomer just like Him. But you have to speak out My Word and not yours, which is what He did. Homologia.
The Israelites drew back and refused to believe I would do good to them. They saw Me as bringing them there to kill them! (Numbers 14:3, “Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword?”). Strange when I had brought ten plagues on Egypt in the hardness of their hearts that did not harm My people, parted the Red Sea for them, fed them with manna, and given them the plans for the dwelling and the materials for it so I dwelt among them. I kept them well and protected, and yet they dropped it all the minute they were faced with what looked like death and doom because they did not see them in the light of My faithful promises.
Your words are often stout against Me. You are begging and crawling about begging Me to forgive you and to keep you from this disease. I tell you to confess your sins to Me, you who believe in My Sons, and I am faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. He took the punishment for your sins and He bore your diseases and pains, why are you in fear of punishment like Adam instead of thanking Me after you have humbled yourself and acknowledged you gave in to the enemy spirit working disobedience in you instead of casting him out, just repent, thank Me, let Me cleanse you, and go on your way rejoicing. Once the crippled man (that his friends let down before My Son) was forgiven of his sins, he jumped up and went home carrying his bed rejoicing. You have much more. Why are you not rejoicing over so great a salvation?
I tell you that by the stripes of Jesus you were healed and instead of enforcing that you speak against it and enforce illness. Yes, the curse is still in the earth, the leasehold Adam gave Satan is not up quite yet, otherwise, I would to have to destroy the curse in the last days to get to the perfect Day of the new heavens and the new earth.
People speak what they feel but they should enforce what is theirs in Christ. You are in the world, but you are not of the world. You are citizens of My Kingdom and My Kingdom is within you, accessed through your heart by the Spirit.
Death and life are in the power of your tongue. You control that, not Me. So don’t blame Me if you are not making use of what I have done for you in Jesus and given you freely so you can reign in life through Him. Are you speaking disaster or victory? Speak a blessing instead of a curse. Edify. You will have what YOU say. Be careful about this. If you control your tongue My servant James tells you that you are a perfect man, controlling your entire body. Practice this and reap the fruit thereof.
If you but knew, Jesus told you, the gift of God you would ask Him for a drink. You would go to Him for all you need and desire and put your roots down in Him and draw it all out as you dwell in My Word richly. All you lack He has and is willing to give you. Seeing Him you see Me. No one who comes will I ever reject. I give you eternal and you shall never perish when you put your faith in Me.
Jesus spoke with authority and not like the scribes. No man had ever spoken like Him before. And people should say that about you, and not only in a crisis, though your true colors come out then, a little sifting by Satan and the wheat will surface but the chaff will get burned in unquenchable fire. You see this in operation in Peter and John after they was born again and received the Holy Spirit. They had learned how to speak from Jesus. They commanded that cripple to get up at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple in Jesus’ Name and their faith released My power and Jesus did the impossible for them because they believed. And when the High Priest, elders and scribes took over the situation, for all the people were glorifying Me for the healing by the Name of My Son, they placed Peter and John in the center, and began to inquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit (remember, Jesus told you that the Holy Spirit will tell you what to say when you are called to answer for Him), said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health. He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief corner stone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and recognized them as having been with Jesus. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. Acts 4:7-14. If you step up and take a stand the Holy Spirit will give you words and a wisdom no one can take exception to or contradict.
What have you been declaring? Take a look and you will see why you are where you are.
It is time to grow up and live a perfect life. You can. I have given you everything you need to do it with My grace and Jesus the High Priest of your confession (Homologia, that is speaking in agreement with My Words, not your negative ones) and your good Shepherd. It is a Psalm 1 life. So let Me share that with you now, but it is up to you to walk it out, for I am working it in you to will and to do, but you have to be diligent to remain in My Word till your heart is established in it and your mouth speaks from that abundance. Turn off the news if you are not going to use it to know what to rebuke and what to cover with the Blood, and start seeing what I have to say.
Here is Psalm 1:
How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the teaching and instruction of the LORD, and in His Word he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither (even in old age, Psalm 92:13-14); and in whatever he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3.
Live the Psalm 1 life it leads to the Psalm 103 benefits. Psalm 103:1-5. But above all it gives you the days of good that you desire, days of heaven on earth. Those who seek Me shall not be in want of any good thing. David sang, “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. Who is the man who desires life and loves length of days that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:10-14. And My servant Peter quoted this summed up as follows: “To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9. And he went on, after quoting Psalm 34, to write, “Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.” 1 Peter 3:10-16.
Grow up and start declaring what I given you in Christ as done and within your reach instead whining and retreating. The righteous shall live by faith, and if he draws back, I take no pleasure in him. Why? I can’t complete My promise to you if you stop short and speak against it. You have limited Me in your life and in the nations. Why on earth would you do that? I am depending on you, My royal priesthood, to move the mountain. Mark 11:22-23. Why don’t you take the authority I have clothed you in? Why won’t you enter your promised land?
I love you. Are you rejoicing in so great a salvation? If not, how will you escape if you neglect so great a salvation? Hebrews 2:3.