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THE URGENCY OF RENEWING YOUR COVENANT

The Urgency of renewing your covenant
by Rafael R. Lima (contact@blastofheaven.com)

Originally Written on Friday,August 6th 2010

Everytime Abraham had got some concernings about the promises GOD had made unto Him, GOD himself displayed His power giving Abraham an experience. Everytime Abraham was getting down concerning to all those Godly spoken words given, GOD himself displayed His power giving Abraham an experience. Breathly speaking, Abraham had a covenant with GOD and GOD had a covenant with Abraham. This is something that not even the darkest sin nor doubt could ever throw down to the ground. Experiences with GOD are highly recommended and extremely necessary in moments of hardship.

In Genesis 12:1-4 GOD makes a covenant with Abram (at the age of 75). In Genesis 15:1-11 GOD renews His covenant with Abram. In Genesis 17:1-8 GOD renews His covenant once again. And for this time Abram has his name turned into Abraham (At the age of 99).When GOD gives you a covenant, He renews it by His own!

Psalm 25:14 and psalm 25:5-6 teach us on what a Covenant with GOD is all about. And here we have 4 elements that may be found: Truth, Mercy, Loving Kindness, and salvation. Any time a good king showed up in the books of Chronicles and started walking on the new living way of goodness upon the earth our bibles are right away to say that this kind king “walked in the first ways of his father David ” and This is intrigating. Some of those kings had never met David in life and for the matter of fact they were David´s grand grand grand son. It´s funny that our bibles anyway described them to be meant as if they were His son. But how come? by inheritance.

David knew GOD´S loving Kindness (Psalm 23:1-3) and that´s why he put GOD to the proof asking Him to not let the child beared by Betsheba die for his own fault. (II Samuel 12:16).He believed GOD for His Loving Kindness and Mercy, two main tools for an eternal covenant. Maybe GOD could change that situation upside down. And in fact GOD did it, but on a different way.

Galatians 3:11-14 tells us the blessings given unto Father Abraham are also given unto us Through Christ. So, Everything we inherited through faith are gonna come in decorrency of Christ´s death and resurrection for the belivers. And all things that was meantioned to Abraham as to be a promise are going to come true into our reality because of the redemptive and consummated deed of Jesus at the calvary.

Theory vs. Practice

Sometimes we get ourselves down among the all promises GOD has made. Not because they are too good to be true. But because discouragement comes on our way and daily fightings are many. We even remind of GOD´S given spoken words concerning our future. But time stands still and it seems like they never come. At this moments what we most need is an urgency of renewing our covenant with GOD. You need a Powerfull manifestation of God´s hand. A fulminant experience with the Holy Ghost that may be used to erase all your inner doubts. And the good thing of this knowlodge is that you can have it because you have an inheritance in Abraham through Christ. You have the rights to renew your covenant. Trigle your faith now in the amazing name of Jesus Christ, The nazareene. Search for it. Beg for it. You need. Yes, you need it. You must grab it. You must chase for it. You must have it. Hallellujah!

You must have an experience! This experience will turn your faith loose. You must have it! Start begging from now on and crying out to GOD for an astonishing experience that will kick your faith up to the skys. Renew your Covenant by the power of the Most High. It´s time to leave the same old behind and take possesion of what is really yours. Go Praying and fasting for it. The time ranges for a supernatural intervention! Don´t stop meditating on this Holy Word. And believe me, your experience will come soon by unusually ways. A way that you have never thought before and not even possibly imagined.

Confess It: Jesus. I want to renew my covenant with you. The one you have with me. My soul needs it. Please, give me this experience. I pray beliving as if I have already got it. Thank you Jesus. In your name, amen

HO LOGOS

Originally written on Sunday,August 1st 2010

You´re gonna read on John 1:1 that Jesus Christ is The Word. However when reading on the original scripture you can really tell Jesus is literally the Word. The following greek sentence to it is: Ho Logos. “In the beginning it was the verb, and the Verb was with GOD and The verb was GOD“. The verb here means Ho Logos.

Let´s take a look on John 8:32 : “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” The word truth here comes from the greek root: Ho logos. The same verb as the sentence above! So we can surely say that this word True is also the word.

Also in John 1:14 says the verb has turned into flesh And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”. Look at how curious… This verb also comes from the greek root: Ho Logos. By studying these words we can give you this statement on both words verb, word, and truth, on saying that they all come from the greek root: Ho Logos.

In the Beginning, In Genesis 1:2 is written: “And God said: There will be light. And there was light”. The sentence conjugated here There Will be comes from the hebrew word Haya which means: existence. According to some messianic Jews Schollars we should read this verse like: “And God said (Father GOD, The One who gives the commands and has the all power) – There will be light ( Jesus, The one who is the verb There Will be – HAYA – existence) – and there was light (The Holy Spirit, the one who turns things into our reality).

Therefore, I take this conclusion with you by saying that Jesus Christ, literally speaking is The Word of God into motion. The Word has power. The word is alive. The Word is real. The Word speaks up and things happen. Because in the beginning it was The Word. And The Word was with GOD, and The Word was God. John 1:1 – Gen 1:2

Theory vs. Practice

Many people ask themselves of: How come Jesus could heall everybody? That´s simple! Because He was The word. He was the Word of God into motion. The verb of God in action. Put into practice all those things which Jesus, The Word, command you to follow on reading His Holy Words in the bible. The Holy Spirit is gonna add in your life on and on and you will be able to perceive it. Hallellujah ! Blessed be the name of our Holy Lord Jesus Christ!

Confess It: I need God´s word in my life. Just Jesus can fill the whole up inside of my soul as the size of GOD. Jesus Fills me up with His Word! Hallellujah !

THE SIX-DAY WAR

Israel was politically restored on may 14th, 1948. 1878 years after the exile made by the roman impire where jews have been expelled from their native country. In this episode They have got their nation back but Jerusalem, Israel´s heart.This dream came true in 1967 on the event called: the six-day war starting exactly on the 6th month of the year 1967, when israelites have been suffered under the arabian attack led by Egypt.

The war broke out for 6 days beginning on June 5th to 10th. But on June 7th of 1967 Israel reached their territorial victory by conquering east Jerusalem (The old Jerusalem as they call it).From this event on, the whole Jerusalem came back to Israel.

The politically Israelite restoration now was completed. Let´s check now on the curiously interesting facts:
When have those things happened? In 1967, exactly 1897 years after the jew exile made by romans. According to the prophecies it says when Jerusalem would take the authority over Jerusalem back the end would be near. That would be the end of the nations. (Luke 21.24). So it means Jerusalem is the apocalypse Time-bomb. The book of revelation and its predictions already started on june 7th of 1967. The last days have started there.

Curiosity

The years calculation are also very curious. Let´s take a look at them:

05 + 14 + 1948 = 1967 (May 14th 1948 results in 1967). 1967 is the year Israel was politically restored and re-formed as a nation.

If we make the same calculation with the jew conquering over jerusalem, we´ve get here:

06 + 07 + 1967 = 1980 (June 7th 1967 results in 1980)

In July 30th 1980, Jerusalem was declared as the eternal capital city of Israel – in this year a treaty was signed (as they call it) The jerusalem law.

Some messianic jewish rabbis believe that if you by adding 70 years from the Jerusalem restoration on you would be more aware of Jesus return. And Jesus probably would come back in some of the upcoming years up to the year 2037. They say He might come in some of these years. Because everytime Jerusalem complets 70 years an event occurs to shock the globe and Jesus said we should look up at Jerusalem.I personaly don´t guarantee you of that. I think it´s just an interesting information that is good to keep in our heart. The bible is clearly by saying no one knows the time. And He can come tomorrow. He can come today. He can come whenever HE thinks HE wants to. None prophecy is turning Jesus down on coming back to earth. Everything is already accomplished. So everything we need to say from here now is: Maranatha Lord JESUS, Just come.

WHY DID JESUS SPIT ?

Why did Jesus spit?

Many People usually ask themselves of: why did Jesus spit on the ground to heal the blind from his birth with mud ?
That´s simple! This blind man had come with manufactured defect. Crazy ? So I´m gonna explain you why:

In Genesis 2:7 it is written: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man of the dust became a living soul.”

There is a play on words in Hebrew between adam (“man”) and adama (“ground”). Being: literally, “soul.” Adam means “from the dust; from the ground” while Adama means “ground; dust”.

Let´s take a look at the literal meaning in this verse according to the New American Standard Bible (The hebrew words of the original written is added to help us understanding it):

Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord (yeh-ho-vaw’; the self-Existent or Eternal) God (‘elohiym ; el-o-heem’, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty) formed yatsar  (yaw-tsar’; to mould into a form; especially as a potter; fashion, form, frame) man ‘adam  (aw-dawm’; a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, of low degree), of the dust `aphar  (aw-fawr’; as powdered or gray; hence, clay, earth, mud — ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish) of (min; above, after, among, at, etc) the ground ‘adamah  (ad-aw-maw’; soil ,from its general redness) — country, earth, ground,etc) and breathed naphach  (naw-fakh’ to puff, in various applications; literally – to inflate, blow hard, scatter; figuratively, to disesteem) into his nostrils ‘aph  (af; the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also: from the rapid breathing in passion) the breath nshamah  (nesh-aw-maw’)
a puff, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) — blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit. of life chay  (khah’-ee) age, alive, appetite, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop. and man (aw-dawm’; the same note as above), of the dust (aw-fawr’; the same note as above) became a living chay  (khah’-ee; the same note as of life) soul nephesh  (neh’-fesh) a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).

So at this point (If you could keep reading this study till here) I can testify along with you that man was literally formed by GOD using the dust of the ground. We all came from the dust and no doubts about it now.

Now before you decide to leave this page and check some other stuff in the internet, let´s take a look in
John 9:1-12 using the King James Version:

“1And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.2And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?3Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.4I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,7And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?9Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.10Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?11He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.12Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.”

the bible tells us that jesus anointed that man with mud. Have you ever been anoited with mud? Nowadays, we use perfumed oil to anoit people. But Jesus liked to use mud. And sometimes His spit (Mark 7:33)

The greek word for spit here is Eptusen.Eptusen means mouth saliva, spit. There was a belief held in Jesus Time that saliva had curative powers. But its use was later banned in Jewish circles due to its use in the magical arts. Some jewish group believed it had curative powers while others jewish group didn´t. Jesus here is defying Jewish sensibilities and healing independently of the prevailing notions of ritual cleanliness. Jesus performed this miracle on a Sabbath (Saturday). This too may be a further intended affront to Jewish religious sensibilities as well.

By declaring that “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3), Jesus meant that this man was born predestinated to be set as one of that displays GOD´S glory. In other words he was set to be a Godly Trophy Case.

John 9:4 says “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work”

Nearby Siloam, The GOD sent was spreading his divine mission by delivering a blind from his birth revealing Himself to him as the truly Messiah.. Siloam is a hebrew word. It means Sent. The GOD sent was performing a mysterious miracle nearby the Sent place. At the feast of the tabernacles Siloam had a very special meaning: By using golden vessels the water was drawn from the well in the last day of the feast and transported into the golden vessels till the temple. When the man from his birth was told by Jesus that he should go to Siloam to clean his dirty eyes with clay, Jesus was proclaiming Himself as the Truly GOD sent to satisfy the human thirsty soul because He was the SENT.

That´s why in John 7:37-38 It describes that “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” Jesus himself was Siloam ! Siloam means “sent”. The Sent source. Salvation water. Purification.

The same Messianic prophet and dreamer describe these waters like: 2Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.3Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:2,3)

Jesus, the Wells of salvation, spat on the groud to heal the blind from his birth with mud because He knew God formed man of the dust of the ground. Water with dust is turned into mud anytime you do it. The clay was formed. Man was made by the dust. The very intention of Jesus here was letting men know that we must understand of where we came from. And this man was meant to be made with manufactured defect because since his birth he could not see. Jesus spitting on the dust and turning it into clay was his way to fix it up using the original pieces of his product and let this man know that HE can add to our lives when we don´t have any fault to be the way we are. We are the dust. HE is the living water. Dust with Water? Holy Clay! When you vizualize yourself as being a 0 never forget HE is the number 1. And 1 + 0 = 10 ! Jesus is the real answer for our moments of hardship. HE is the solution for our emptyness. Nothing can hold Him to bless us anytime He wants to. Blessed be the name of The One who has being SENT!

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