Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2016 - looking ahead (epignōsis)

Happy 2016!
Our payer for you is to put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him Col 3:10

New Man - Christ Jesus

Renewed - changed to life, to grown, to be strengthened

Knowledge (epignōsis) - precise knowledge and discernment of the Truth (that is through relationship with Him)

The image of Who? - Jesus, Yah'shua Himself!

So that in 2016 and beyond you will mount up with wings as eagles; run, and not be wearied; walk, and not faint. Isa 40:31

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Look and be saved - panah!


Right ... 

following through from our previous post (here), let's see what happens after Yah'shua is raised from death in terms of us ...


Isaiah explains beautifully in verse 14 (Isaiah 45) how the victory becomes ours when the labor of Egypt (root word is bondage) and the merchandise  of Cush (those in darkness) and the Sabeans (drunkards) shall become yours. That they will walk behind you in chains and bow down to you and say this profound truth:

"SURELY GOD IS IN YOU, AND THERE IS NO OTHER; THERE IS NO OTHER GOD."

Isaiah in verse 15 exclaims: "Verily thou art an El that hidest thyself, O Elohim of Israel, the Saviour [Hebrew - yâsha‛ ... as in Yah'shua]."

How?

Abba tells us from verse 21:

"Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I יהוה? and there is no Elohim else beside me; a just El and a Saviour [Hebrew - yâsha‛ ... as in Yah'shua]; there is none besides me."

But ... what should we do?

Verse 22:

"Look [pânâh - turn to Me, behold and face Me, draw onto Me, regard Me. Pictograph - speak life through Grace] unto me, and be ye saved [yâsha‛], all the ends of the earth: for I am El, and there is none else."
 
... and so the Word made us righteous ...
 
"I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
 
Surely, shall one say, in יהוה have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed." Isa 45:21-24

... righteousness and strength ...

pânâh into His marvelous Light and know He is God!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Celebrate Hanukkah ... or Christmas?


Many feasts from many cultures and religions are celebrated during the months of November and December each year.

Hanukkah is coming up early in December. Christmas is coming up on 25 December. Diwali is celebrated and many other pagan gods and their feasts from as many religions are worshiped during this time of the year.

Are we to celebrate these ... some ... maybe ... just a little bit ... any of them?

What should our approach be?

Monday, 23 November 2015

How does the enslaved church respond to Grace?

The Word of God tells us exactly how enslaved people react against those filled with faith and power, those who do great wonders and signs among the people.

These are the people depending on their religious traditions and like things instead of allowing the perfect law of liberty to bring change to their minds.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Zaphnathpaaneah!


Rest is an interesting word!

It means: not to work; to depend and find comfort in what someone else is doing; to be wedge-jointed.

So, what does this mean for us?

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Obey or die! ... or befriend?

"Obey or die!" this is the message most of us get on a weekly basis from our local law enforcement agency - the church.

There is no Good News in this message!

... no encouragement ...

... no invitation for intimate relationship ...

... no love!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

Afar off!


Even if you are rough and tough and head-strong ...

Even if you are shy, soft spoken, introvert ...

... Grace finds you.

Grace encourages you and clothes you with the new man created in the likeliness of God, in righteousness and true holiness ... bold and fearless!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Does Love ever fail?


Friends,

Let's consider the "Love Chapter" ...

...for once, not as preached by the law-preacher to incite condemnation, but for what it is - A DECLARATION OF LOVE AND GRACE!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Rest founded in Grace!!!


Did you know that the first time the word Grace is mentioned in the Word of God it is coupled with rest ... and not works?
"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." Gen 6:8

Monday, 28 September 2015

Guarded! What is the message here?

Let me ask you ...

Who protects you?

Who looks after you?

Who keeps you?

Who provides for you?

Friday, 25 September 2015

skēnoō and Sukkot feast of tabernacles


The Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot is something that fills the Christian heart with enticement.

Why?

What is so enticing about this age old Jewish feast?

How is it significant?

Should it be observed in any way?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Celebrate Yom Kippur (day of atonement)?

The holiest day?

Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year according to Jewish tradition.

From the perspective of the finished work of Jesus, this should be perfectly obvious.

Many Christians however, feel obliged to follow after the Jewish traditions and celebrate the feasts and Yom Kippur is where it all comes together for them at a very deep and personal level.

Ultimately it comes down to a choice ...

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah (feast of trumpets) ...?



Feast of trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)

I am always amazed at how many people feel obliged to celebrate the Jewish feasts.

What amazes me even more is just how wonderfully Jesus had completely fulfilled each and every one of these feasts.

In and around September the Jewish feast of Rosh Hashanah is celebrated (The dates on our western calendar differs every year because our calendar is not synchronized with the Hebrew calendar. In 2015 it was on 14 to 15 September, in 2016 it was on 3 to 4 October and in 2017 on 21 to 22 September).

Let's ask some questions about the feast

Saturday, 5 September 2015

ĕmûnâh and AMEN!

I want to submit to you that every time you say 'Amen' to agree with God, you are uttering the Name of Jesus!

What?

Thought you were just agreeing, hey?

You are, in fact speaking the very Blood, the Life of Jesus that flows and is quickened in you by the Holy Spirit!

Monday, 31 August 2015

The condition of hâgâh


There is a certain condition which is the result of an intimate love affair. It is called hâgâh.

Hâgâh is the inability to stop thinking about the lover. So in love, you can't help but constantly find your mind consumed with the other. Thinking, over-thinking, yearning ... even whispering, muttering the Lovers Name under your breath, being lost in thought and mind towards that Person.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Whatchman?

God has given us an amazing gift that not even He will go against - this is the gift of FREE WILL.

... but are you responsible for the choices others make

... or do not make?

Will you be held accountable for not sharing the Gospel?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Be holy ... by fashioning ...


Peter says to be holy in 1 Peter 1 ...

He explains further on that the only way we obtain holiness is by the redemption blood of the Lamb, not by traditions or works or corruptible things of our own doing ...

Yet, we are often told to abide by the law and do what the law says to be in Gods good favour.

Can we obtain righteousness and holiness this way? Can we work for favour? Can we do to be?

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Salvation's love-poem!



You are allured to be betrothed!

The words of Hosea reads like a love-poem of the Beloved.

Incidentally, the name Hosea or הוֹשֵׁעַ means Salvation.

The word spoken here brings the picture of the Groom leading His bride away from the distractions and deceptions of the temporal world and into the abundant provision and rest of the eternal sublime reality!

... adorned with jewels of righteousness! (Isa 61:10, Jer 31:4 and Rev 21:2)

Friday, 31 July 2015

Strictly NO work required

Image result for picture of blue sunset camp fireThe Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of Rest ...

No work required!

The work has been done! Completely!

It is finished!

There is only one Way to Salvation, and it is not by works of any kind.

Watch our video ...

Friday, 24 July 2015

Deferred ... or Living Hope?


Just like Grace, Hope is a Person ...

Instead of postponing our Hope, we have a Hope that is alive and living inside us, Who guides us and leads us and even make intersession on our behalves.

We were made to win!

We were destined to conquer!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

gennaō anōthen - be born from above

What does it mean to be born again?

Have you ever considered what it means?

Is it what we think it is?

Does it mean to give your heart to the Lord

Or, does it mean that our kids have to attend those confirmation classes ... or some other religions rite of passage ...?

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Hewn from the Rock


Isn’t it amazing how children just look and behave exactly like the parents? A son looks like the father. The father wants the son to think the way he thinks. A mother wants a daughter to go about doing thinks the way she does. And when you look at the two … they are alike!

When God said in Genesis 1:26 let Us make man in Our image and likeliness, He said let’s make man to look like Us; to behave like us; to think like Us; to rule like Us … 

He Who said: “I Am that I am” creatively said let’s make man to be like I AM!  
WoW!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Messiah means He Lives!

The Word of God is true and loving and kind and good and gracious … and alive!

We bear fruit because of Him. He is our living Hope!

How can we be certain?


Thursday, 2 July 2015

wherever whosoever ministry - the start


This will be the start of our blog on witnessing and testimonies wherever, whosoever ... whether in hospital ministry, street-healing, social fellowship, out-there-missionary and the like. 

The bloggers are an ordinary bunch of people, the beloved of Abba Abba who choose to walk boldly in His Grace and authority!

We invite you to marvel and enjoy in the good works of our Lord Jesus Christ who gives to us exceedingly and abundantly above what we ask or pray for. It's all About His Mercy and Grace and Patience and Goodness and Kindness and Truth, His Love!

This first blog is an introduction to the healing and hospital ministry and was taken from the page Hospital & Healing on the blog-site. In future clicking on the wherever whosoever tab above on this blog, will take you directly to that blog!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Confess ... or agree?


Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. 1 Jn 4:15

In this, the last blog post in our series titled With Understanding, we'll be looking at the word confess or confession and how that this word was perverted to mean almost the exact opposite of what it was translated as. We look at how the children of God are totally mislead by this.

Where do we come from?

Much like the word metanoia (to be with the same understanding) translated as repentance, the Greek word homologeō has been corrupted in translation.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Beware of Folly!


But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 2Ti 3:9

What is Paul going on about writing to his spiritual son, Timothy? He writes about folly and things that manifest and this happening in the end times ...

What is this all about?

Shouldn't we be listening to everyone who brings a Bible message?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Paranoia ... or metanoia



Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amo 3:3


It is God's deepest desire that we agree with Him ... fixed and joint ... betroth onto Him. Walk. Have intimacy with Him.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

WHO GOD IS!

Charitoō

Listening to patients we visit during our weekly hospital outreach ministry, I have often wondered if we Christians have relationship with the same God?

I am frequently told by patients that God brings them adversity or sickness or tragedy or accidents or setbacks or some kind of affliction to test their faith.

That god stands in direct contrast to my God Who is always a God of all love goodness, kindness, patience, mercy and truth.

And so, I'm baffled by this other god who pretends to be the Christian god of so many Christians. 

I realize there must be a very potent deception and perversion of the Gospel infiltrating the institutional church in a sly and cunning way to portray an angry, sadistic and schizophrenic god that brings afflictions and punishment and chastisement.



Suddenly Good News turned to bad news ...

Friday, 29 May 2015

Former and Latter Rain ...


what is all this talk about rain?

Our Abba is not a God Who saves and then leaves you to your own devises saying just hang on and wait for Me until one day I return again.

That would be unfair

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Things that peep and mutter ...

There are things that peep and squeak and make all sorts of funny noises.

They defer our attention and distract us from our Focus ...

Noise?

Monday, 18 May 2015

Celebrate ... Shavu'ot?

Charitoō
On 24 May this year (6 Sivan) the Jewish people will celebrate Shavu'ot (Pentecost).

In this post we'll look at some interesting questions.

How is this relevant to the Christian in fellowship with Yah'shua, Jesus?

Are we to celebrate this Jewish feast?

What is the background and how is this feast fulfilled by Yah'shua?

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Heavy burden prophesied


   When Jesus says: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Mat 11:28-30 He specifically talks about the deception of the prince of this world that says you have to work in order to be, perform to become, do to get. We lay it on ourselves to become ...

... a burden you need not carry!

 This is a central theme throughout the Word of God. And God soooo wants us out of it!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Boiling Hot ...!


Charitoō

Do we need to do?

Or, do we need to rest?

Jesus says in Revelation 3:15 onto the church of Laodicea:
"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot."
I've heard many teachings saying that we will only be hot once we do more for the kingdom ... when we pray every day ... pray more ... read more ... attend more ... Laodiceans ["justice of the people" - those walking in works of own righteousness instead of the imputed righteousness given to us by Jesus]

Why would Jesus say that He would prefer us to be either cold or hot?

Friday, 24 April 2015

God delivers the unforgiving to tormentors?

Charitoō


I was asked during the week for my opinion on Matthew 18:15-35 and specifically on verse 35.

I am humbled to do so by the revelation obtained from Father God as I sat with Him being taught by the Latter Rain Himself!

Before we deal with this scripture in depth, let me just say that this part and this parable of Jesus (on the unfaithful servant) in particular, is not taught on by many Grace teachers (I have yet to come across one). It is my opinion that all Grace teachers should teach on this, and you'll see why ...

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Bride! ...?

Charitoō

I was recently asked to do a teaching on the bride of Christ.

Easy subject, hey?

Mmm, not so easy as I thought ... until the Holy Spirit guided me. HalleluYAH!


Abba Abba showed me that it was indeed impossible to look at the bride without looking at the Bridegroom

How awesome is that!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Woe to ... mixture!


Charitoō

Jesus speaks "woes" over those who deceive and corrupt others (see Mat 23:13-29) to be like themselves; those who pervert and corrupt the truth and preach the deadly mixture as a truth.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.Mat 23:15  
... full of dead bones inside!

What is this "Woe"-cry?

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Is the law done? … obsolete?

Is the 10 commandments still valid?

Many times I get asked the question Do we still need the law of Moses? 

Well, do we?

Do we need to adhere to the law and commandments given to Moses? 

Do we still have to abide and be obedient to it? 

Often times the law-conscious preacher would use quotes such as in Matthew 5 to substantiate his or her traditional mold of interpretation and understanding.

Perverse minds will pervert scripture

Jesus says that He came not to destroy (demolish; overthrow) the law and someone would say See, right there it says that the law is still in place and we have to abide! 

Taken out of context any verse can be twisted to substantiate corrupted and perverse thinking and doctrine.

Jesus said He came to fulfill it. Huge difference!

He even said IT IS FINISHED!

Looking at the finished work of Jesus on the cross, it is obvious that He alone is the one ever to have fulfilled it completely. Just as one man’s sin imputed sin on all, so one Man’s obedience imputed righteousness on all.

He said so! HalleluYAH!

And the law?

You can ride a dead horse … but it won’t bring you nowhere! 

So, the whole of the New Testament echoes what Jesus did to the law. He fulfilled each and every little part of it to the finest detail so that you and I don’t have to! 

But, let’s look at the finer details and paraphrase Hebrews 8:7-11 for purposes of better understanding

Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. - If the first covenant given to Moses was perfect for man, then man would have had no need for a Savior Who brought about the second (new) covenant so that man would not be burdened with the impossible (to man).

Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: - The purpose of the law is to show man that it is completely impossible to abide by it and earn his own salvation. The standard is too high. The law always points out your sins and unrighteousness, faultiness in your own accomplishments. The days that come (now – the cross and resurrection) (the author of Hebrews quoting from Jeremiah 31:31-34) that YHVH makes a new covenant with the house of Israel (those who prevailed) and with Judah (the ones who worship YHVH.

What is this new agreement?

Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. - Not in the way Israel wanted it done when they willingly rejected Abba’s invite for intimacy and relationship. They opted for an intercessor, Moses instead, saying All the words which the LORD hath said will we do (earn) Exo 14:3. They hereby willingly chose earn righteousness themselves when God lead them from bondage (Egyptian law) to the promised land of rest (where He is) and therefore He could not regard (could not make light of them) could not esteem them to their rightful positions because of the standard that was so high and perfect.

Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: - Now, this is the covenant that Abba would make with those who prevail (in their Savior) following the time of the old covenant (own works). He would put His Law (Jesus, the perfect law of liberty - James 1:25) in their hearts and He will be our God and we will be His people - the fullness of His covenant which is relationship and intimacy ... Emanuel, God living in and through us by His Holy Spirit – TODAY!

Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. - The Spirit of Truth shall be the Teacher to everyone (see John 14,15,16) so that one will not have to teach the other in relationship … because all who thirst … all who hunger … … come (Rev 22:17). He already resides within. We all can come boldly to His throne of Grace because of the Blood of the Lamb. We are now righteous and holy before Him … without spot or blemish. HalleluYAH!!! – big and small, learned and unlearned, great and simple … all!

Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. - Because He is merciful. His very character (from the Greek root word aihreomai meaning to take for one self; to choose against the old covenant where people had to perform in order to obtain). He chooses not ever to regard our sins and iniquities. This we need to confess homologeō – homo meaning the same and logos meaning logic thinking (mind, the Word). Thus to be of the same mind as God concerning our sins!

Is it finished?

Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. - Herein He says that He made a New Covenant. The old, as a result being made palaioō meaning to be obsolete (Oxford: no longer useful because something better has been presented; outdated). How? By Christ having fulfilled completely the old and presenting us with righteousness - Grace! Now that which is made outdated (palaioō) is also made gēraskō or obsolescent) and is ready (in position; in place) to aphanismos meaning to be in abrogation, to disappear, taken out of sight, render unapparent, perish, fall in disuse)

How can this be ever-the-more clearer?

So then, what exactly is “the law” that is obsolete?

Contrary to what is taught in the institutional church, it is not the ceremonial laws only. It includes everything that is law and the ways and means whereby you try to establish your own righteousness.

It starts with the ten commandments, written in stone. And this may shake your religious mind a little, but it includes all man-made laws and doctrine of do’s and do-nots and if this then that, and look not, feel not, eat not, touch not, say not … as presented in many church missions, visions, mandates, “who we are”-statements, etc.

Let no one deceive us

The whole of the books of Romans and Galatians warn against conflicting doctrine in this regard. Let's also consider some other scriptures, just for our benefit ...

First Ephesians 

Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. - not by keeping the law or any of your own works of righteousness!

Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; - What separated us from God? Sin. What gave sin it’s strength? The law!

He abolished what?

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Now John

Joh 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Joh 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

Did God's Grace come by keeping of the law?

And Romans

Rom 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

Rom 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

They wanted to gain righteousness how?

Rom 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

And finally Jesus

Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 

What a delightfully uncomplicated promise?

But the way most law-preachers teach it and traditions lead people to believe, I am convinced that we'll need some Holy Spirit guidance to understand clearly.

So, I am led to paraphrase again.

The Greek word for destroy is kataluō, meaning to loosen down; disunite; demolish; overthrow; subvert.

The Greek word for fulfill is plēroō, meaning to satisfy, to make replete, to execute, to level something, to furnish, to diffuse, to cram into a net, finish a task, to verify, to make true a prediction, to accomplish, to complete, to end, to expire, to fulfill, to make full, to make perfect, to supply.

Did I miss one?

So, what did Jesus say on the cross?

It is finished! John 19:30

What was finished? (click here to check out the blog post on the Accomplished Word and Perfect Liberty)

Jesus had finished the full requirements of the law. All the demands of justice contained in the law and the prophets were satisfied completely!

That made sin a nonentity.

That made righteousness imputed the biggest Grace gift ever!

And now?

The Way had been presented.

The Truth established.

Death defeated.

Live secured.

Our resurrection in Him displayed!

The full will of God had been executed! The ultimate story of restoration and reconciliation had been dealt with with such amazing completion that it could be declared by the King of kings and Lord of lords saying teleō - IT IS FINISHED!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Be of Good Cheer!

Charitoō

I find it amazing just how the Holy Spirit by the choice of words in His Word, helps us distinguish the fully completed work of Christ.


Jesus uses the word "be of good cheer" ever so often to encourage us. Time and again this word brings to the remembrance exactly who He is ... that we should not be afraid. In fact, this word testifies into all the world, His glorious victory!

In the old covenant the the words "be strong" (châzaqand "be of good courage" ('âmats) are almost always used in conjunction with each other and are often translated in an interchangeable fashion.

What is the context?

One - There are numerous examples and they always occur in the context whence the Israelites are encouraged to stand strong in obeying the law (which they chose instead of relationship) or when they are about to go into battle (tradition would have them taking the law, arc of the covenant, with them in battle.

Being in the law, people needed these words because complying to the law involves your own works and obedience. You determine your righteousness and need all the strength and encouragement that you can possibly get. Even in battle, victory was determined by obedience and own conduct in the law.

Two - this word is a shadow onto Jesus Who would ultimately fulfill the prophecy.

One old covenant example is where God's people are told: 
"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 
And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it." Deu 31:6-7
They are about to cross the Jordan to battle the Canaanites and are encouraged to be strong and off good courage since just about 40 years ago, in their own unbelief, they saw themselves as grasshoppers and the Canaanites as giants.

This word also speaks to Joshua as a type of Yah'shua, Jesus Christ, since He would be the One who would ultimately take man into his inheritance, being made the righteousness of God.

The New Testament has a fresh Good-News-approach on these words as they are altogether changed into one word, tharseō to speak of God's Grace (Jesus). We find these similar words uttered only in the following manner: "be of good cheer" (tharseō) ... and interestingly, seven out of eight times by Jesus Himself and only once by His disciples when they were instructed to call the blind Bartimaeus (son of secret) to Him.

Tharseō is a Greek word meaning: to take comfort; to be encouraged; to be very cheerful; to be convinced (of Jesus).

So, this is what is striking in the way Jesus uses the word "be of good cheer(tharseōin comparison to the way used in the old covenant:
  1. Jesus uses the specific word "be of good cheer" (tharseōall the time. 
  2. Jesus never uses the words "be strong" or "be of good courage".
  3. Jesus never uses this word (tharseō) to encourage anyone to stay strong in the law.
  4. Jesus never uses this word (tharseōto encourage anyone to go into battle. Not even spiritual warfare!
  5. Jesus uses the word tharseō to comfort people and to set aside their fears.
  6. Jesus uses the word tharseō to encourage faith.
  7. Jesus uses the word tharseō to remind people that their sins are forgiven.
  8. Jesus uses the word tharseō to reveal Himself and His Grace.
  9. Jesus uses the word tharseō to establish peace.
  10. Jesus uses the word tharseō to emphasize that He had come to overcome the world.
  11. Jesus uses the word tharseō to encourage people to go in peace and to spread His Gospel, even in Rome.
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer (tharseō); I have overcome the world." Joh 16:33
As a New Testament heir, we need only receive what was already obtained on our behalf and "be of good cheer" (tharseō). 

The battle had been fought. 
The victory won. 
All this by the obedience of One - Jesus Christ, Yah'shua! 

Because of Him we have been justified and made the very righteousness of YHVH and stand in an unshakable position to rule with Him in His Kingdom. 
Right here. 
Right now. 
Even physically in this world!

So, be of good cheer! 
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