And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the Word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold. Mark 4:20.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Saints have made a choice to commitment. Commitment to Me which is commitment to My Word. And commitment means you stand on My Word as your rock foundation no matter what storm strikes, what temptation to fear and doubt comes, or what lust that would take you into sin arises in your flesh. In other words, saints have made a commitment to a spirit controlled life rather than a flesh controlled life.
But you cannot do this on your own so I have given you a way to be strong and faithful to your commitment. You make this commitment by making covenant with Jesus, which I offer you in Him by His body broken for you and His blood poured out for you, and in covenant with Him you enter His everlasting Covenant with Me by being in Him, and you are entitled to and receive all I have because, in Him, you have become My covenant partner, My child and heir, a joint heir with Him, and through Him all I have is yours.
In the parable of the sower, which is the first parable My Son told in His ministry as one of you upon the earth, the good soil in which the seed of My Word can grow to full harvest is the committed heart of the saint. The committed heart of the believer receives the implanted Word and will not quit in the face of opposition and the fiery darts of the evil one.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm, stand firm therefore. Ephesians 6:13-14.
As I stated above, you cannot keep this commitment by the strength of your flesh, for your flesh is headed for death and, if left unprotected and unchecked, it will not resist opposition or temptation and will lead you into sin. But you are strong in Me and the power of might to resist the tactics of the devil, which are of the flesh realm, by My Spirit dwelling in your spirit.
I give you My help by giving you My Spirit, who is the Spirit of truth, and He helps you by guiding you to all truth, which is My Word (which is Spirit breathed), and it is by putting My Word into your heart and your mouth, and your receiving, growing, and acting upon that Word, that I help you, in other words, I make you like Me and sin and evil have no sway or part in Me. Covenant contains the responsibility of the greater one to bring the lesser one to the greater one’s level and for the greater one to give the weaker one His Name for joint possession of all each has, and the use of the greater one’s name for authority and joint possession of wealth.
And the way I bring you up and raise you higher is by giving you My Word in your mouth and My Spirit in and upon you, and this is My Covenant with you, for My thoughts and the Words they produce are higher than your thoughts and words, and My thoughts and Words direct My works and ways, which are also higher than yours. Isaiah 55:6-9.
“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your seed, nor from the mouth of your seed’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.” Isaiah 59:21.
My Word is what I call the “full armor of God.” My Word is truth and if you continue (abide, remain) in My Word and My Word in you, then you will know and operate in the truth and the truth will set you free, free from all the world, the flesh and the devil brings to take you down and torment you. My Word will give you perfect peace in every circumstance of your life.
My armor for you is My Word, and unlike Saul’s armor, which was of the world, and did not fit David but would have hindered his victory over Goliath, My armor fits you perfectly for I made you by My Word and of My Word. And in My armor you will always have victory if you keep standing because I have already given you the victory in Christ Jesus. You have healing, you have prosperity, and you have joy and peace. I have blessed you in Christ Jesus with every spiritual blessing in Heaven and every good thing and perfect gift. I have given you everything you need for life and godliness. All you have to do is enforce your victory by standing on what is already yours and not letting the devil steal it from you and put you back under the slavery of sin and death a second time.
He did it once with Adam by taking all he had, but in Jesus I have given it all back to you. Guard it and do not let the devil take what is already legally yours. Be diligent and alert about this for the devil is on the prowl, like a thief in the night, looking for someone to devour. He wants what you have so he can take you captive to do his will. You must resist him by submitting to My Word as the truth and not letting him take it, but instead enforcing it against him, and then he must flee. The truth will always prevail in the end when the dust storm settles.
All angelic beings, including the devil who was created as an angel though he has now fallen, obey the voice of My Word, Psalm 103:20, and that includes My Word in the mouth of those in Covenant with Me.
So stand therefore and take up My full armor so that no arena of your life is left unguarded.
Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition in all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, with all prayer and petition praying at all times in the Spirit. Ephesians 6:14-17.
Do not gloss over this command lightly. If I tell you to do this to overcome the evil one, then this is what you must do to overcome the evil one. There is no other way than My Word and My Spirit, and in My Word you also learn about the blood of Jesus and what His blood has done for you and still does, but you apply it by your words.
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:2.
This passage of My Word that I gave to Hosea is deeper than you think in the translation of it. The word translated “present” used in “that we may present the fruit of our lips,” is “shalam (שָׁלַם),” means to repay, to pay, to make restitution, to made amends that make you complete with the other. It is the root of the word shalom. Shalom, as you know means you are whole and complete, lacking in no good thing in any area and arena of your life. The whole pie of health, wealth, peace, and joy. And the word translated “fruit” for the fruit of our lips is “par (פַר), which means a young bull, which was the sacrifice of the peace offering, and the word you translate as “peace” in peace offering is “shelem (שֶׁלֶם),” which means a sacrifice for alliance or friendship, and, yes, its root is also “shalam (שָׁלַם),” which is to pay in full. Do you see? Jesus paid the price for your shalom, for the chastisement (payment) for your shalom was upon Him, Isaiah 53:5, and in Him you are reconciled with Me, He made peace through the blood of His cross, Colossians 1:20, and I made you complete in Him. Colossians 2:9-10 (“For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete.”)
And the sacrifice of Christ was made once for all, for all for all time and eternity in the one sacrifice, so now you offer that sacrifice to Me by your words, by taking those words of the peace offering and returning to Me to present His sacrifice as your justification from sin by the fruit of your lips. And these words are your shield not only from the evil one but also from the wrath of My justice which will fall upon those who have not returned to My jurisdiction with the fruit of their lips.
So consider My armor anew. First, you gird up with truth. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth. You store My Word in your heart as treasure and spoil from the victory that Jesus won over the devil for you and you are ready to respond to any attack. But why the loins?
Wherefore having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13.
The loins of your mind are the thoughts you are producing. Loins contain the body’s reproductive organs. What you fill yourself up with is what you will produce, the seeds you will plant and the harvest that seed will produce. Remember? “As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your seed, nor from the mouth of your seed’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.” Isaiah 59:21. Your seed will keep reproducing your words and I have given you Mine to change that so that your produce good wheat and no weeds in you and your seed.
And next comes the breastplate of righteousness: “and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.”
“In righteousness you will be established; you will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; and from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Isaiah 54:14-15.
This prophecy of Isaiah comes immediately after I gave him the revelation of Jesus’ death and resurrection in the chapters on Jesus as the suffering servant given as the sacrifice for your sins, particularly the culmination in Isaiah 53. And I confirm this in My revelations to Paul whereby he writes of My gift of My righteousness to you in Christ Jesus. For by My doing I made Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on your behalf so that you can become righteous with My own righteousness in Him that instant you receive and confess Him as your Lord (reconciling with Me by the fruit of your lips, and believe in your heart that I raised Him from the dead with all your sins gone as your justification. I accounted all your sins to Him and accounted all His righteousness to you when you said “amen” (your confirmation of faith) to this gift.
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17.
The breastplate of righteousness guards your heart and vital organs from destruction. For when you know you are righteous with My righteousness, the accusations of guilt and shame which cause regrets and bitterness with remorse (not repentance) can lead you to destroying your own life, whether by not going forward to live the amazing life of good deeds I prepared for you in Christ Jesus, or by loading you down with addictions to substances or immorality that alleviate that torment momentarily, or even by taking your own life, like Judas.
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23.
And how do you guard it? Jesus told you at the conclusion of the explanation of the parable of the sower who sows the incorruptible seed of My Word, “Take care what you listen to.” Mark 4:24.
Faith comes by hearing, and what you listen to the most will become what you believe. So be attentive to My Words for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:22.
The breastplate of righteousness is keeping My Word constantly before you.
Give attention to My Words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; keep them in the midst of your heart. Proverbs 4:20-21.
And now I will give you the way you put on the breastplate of righteousness so that: “the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7.
You must not take up the care of things by yourself by saying the fears the devil puts in your heart. Remember faith comes by hearing, especially your own words, and fear operates the same way.
The Israelites had a choice when they faced entering the land I promised them of speaking My Words and going forward to receive all I promised or of speaking the devil’s words of doubt and fear that they would not be able to receive what I had promised. The question is are you watching with love for My Word to come to pass or are you watching critically sure that it will not when the circumstances look contrary and do not change immediately?
Are you trusting Me or are you testing Me? You can only receive by faith, which manifests in trust that My Word will come to pass for sure. Fear manifests in doubt and unbelief that My Word may not come to pass. Faith goes forward with confidence; fear draws back in double mindedness. And when you draw back it does not please Me. Why? Because you cannot receive the inheritance I have already freely given you in Christ.
To cast your care on Me and have peace in the midst of a trial or storm, you must be fully persuaded in the truth of My Word. And that comes by what you are hearing and putting your attention on. And that is up to you. Death and life are in the power of your tongue.
And we will continue discussing My full armor tomorrow for there is much more revelation to follow.
I love you. In committing your life to Me you have made the right choice and I will complete the good work I have begun in you.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6.