Thursday, August 14, 2008


By T.D. Jakes

When I thought of the lyrics of the song it made me wonder about a kiss. 'I had to meet you here today. There's just so many things to say. Please don't stop me till I'm through, this is something I hate to do. We've been meeting here so long.....etc....Please darling don't you cry, Let's just kiss and say good-bye! Powerful lyrics. But why a kiss? A kiss is a term of endearment. A kiss is something that is the seal of approval. Us guys always felt that getting the first kiss from a young lady was the start of something. A kiss is usually how you greet your wife. A kiss is how you say good night to your children. A kiss is what you share when you want to let a person know that you love them! So why in Luke 22:47 did Judas betray Jesus with a kiss? This gives a whole new meaning for a kiss! Jesus had 12 friends that we know as disciples. He chose his disciples Himself. The bible says that he knew one of them was the devil. So for 3 years of Jesus' life he walked, talked, and had breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a man that he knew would betray Him. Some may wonder, why didn't Jesus expose Judas for what he was? Why did Jesus allow Judas to continue on with Him? The answer is simple. Jesus knew that prophecy had to be fulfilled. He knew he had an ultimate purpose in life. So in order to fulfill the promise, Jesus had to let someone he didn't necessarily care for as a person tag along to keep Himself focused on the purpose. Here goes....Get ready to SHOUT! There are people in your life that are there only to bother you. These people are in your life to keep you on your knees. These people are in your life because they are a part of the problem and the solution. These same people will help catapult you to your destiny! When Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, he opened our eyes to the fact that a kiss is not always what we intend it to be. Be careful who you let put their lips on you. When I say lips it's not always in the kissing form. Be careful of who speaks well of you. Be careful of who always has an answer. Be careful of the ones that seem to like you but it's just something about them that you just can't put your finger on. Everyone in your life is not meant to stay in your life. Let's just kiss and say good bye. You can't carry everyone with you. There are some places that God wants you to go that only you can go. Learn to love, leave, and live your life as God intended! Next time you're betrayed by someone you THOUGHT was a friend, just remember 'Let's Just Kiss and Say Good Bye! Jesus already knew the betrayal was on the way. So get over it, step on it, but don't live your life wondering 'why'

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


July 17, 2008

Why did I give My life that you might walk in a newness of life? Why did I sacrifice all that you might be saved from the wiles of the devil, that you might walk in victory? Why did I send My Spirit to empower and energize you deep within? Why do I in this day bring forth manifestations of My grace for all to see, offering to whomsoever will come the opportunity to walk in this grace, this wonder of the hour? I did it because I want to. I wanted to do all that I did in the past and I want to do all that I am bringing forth. Why do I want to? I do it out of a heart of love, beloved - out of a heart filled with holy love and compassion for a lost and dying world. That is why I have done all the major feats that I have done in the world, and that is why I still do those feats for the world to see and know the one true God.

Does the whole world clasp onto My truth? Does the whole world recognize My gift to them? No! Certainly not! But I do it anyway in the hope of winning as many as will come into My truth.

I want to bless the whole world. I want to leave no one out of what I am doing in this hour. I want all to come to the knowledge of My truth. Will you, beloved, be a living example of the love of your God? Will you bear testimony to My grace toward mankind? You say that you will, but do not quite know how to go about it. I tell you, beloved, that I can do wonders with a willing heart and I will do wonders with yours. Trust Me to perform through your surrendered heart. Trust Me to show Myself mighty to your fellowman through you. I will do it, dear one. I can and will do it. Trust Me. Rely on Me. I can and will show Myself mighty in this coming hour of wonder, and you will see that the Beloved reigns supreme in your life. He is the Author of your life and He will complete all that He has promised.

Simply put, I love you with an undying love and I will manifest My grace through you, showing one and all My majesty and power. Watch and see, beloved. You just watch and see!!!

From the Father's Heart