Awakened early on February 7, 2014, God began to speak to me regarding the simple word “Trust”.  It is always good to listen to Father God when He speaks to us in our human spirit. The first thing He said was a term that I knew of but had not heard in a long time and that was the term “date certain”.  My memory and understanding of this word goes back to receiving materials and supplies when I worked as teacher and principal.  “Date certain” was the guaranteed date of delivery for materials and products. It was a contractual agreement for a time when materials would be there when you needed them.

God said to me the “Date certain” for the Believer on anything is “Now”. Trust operates in the now moment.  Trust does not encompass what is not reality or what is futuristic.   The reality of life is that we live it one moment (second) at a time.  The next moment cannot be lived because we may never experience it on this side of Eternity.  We live moment by moment.  We should trust God moment by moment and leave the next moment in His hand to deliver. 

All earthly plans do not come to pass.  All heavenly plans have a “date certain”.  God exists in Eternity and we exist in time.  God’s operations are not limited to a time block but have all of Eternity to be manifested. 

As I listened to God’s voice in my spirit, He began to say that to build trust (in Him) we should meditate on His word concerning God the Father.  Jesus speaks much of God and His relationship as Father with us in the book of St. John. This is exciting because the relationship between Father and child is one of overseeing, nurturing, and being trustworthy.  We can trust Him because He Is “Father”.

God said,” Most Believers trust Me when they think they know where I am going in their lives. I establish trust in you when you may not have a hint as to where I am taking your life.  I ask sometimes “blindness” as I build trust in you”.

Trust is validated or dissipated the moment the desired outcome is tampered with or changed. Trust has to Be in God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and not in the desired outcome.  If what we “see” does not match what we desire, we sometimes cease to trust. This trust was born of “human flesh anticipation”.  If we trust when we do not “see” what we desire and continue to trust, we are trusting God to reveal His plan.   God gives answers in His divine way for His divine purpose, in His divine timetable.  Here is the established fact concerning Father’s activity. He always works for our good!   We can trust Him no matter what we see or do not see.   He is Father and trustworthy.
Trust comes into our lives on the heels of total surrender to God, dying to the flesh, and meditating on the “Logos” (written) word.   You then begin to hear the “Rhema” (God-inspired) word in your spirit.   Trust in God is an internal work of the Holy Spirit in the Believer.

Trust cannot be received as a gift.  It must be built, grown, assembled internally through experience with God.  The Holy Spirit is the “Overseer” of your trust expedition in God.

Here are three stages of trust I have observed and categorized.

Stage 1:  We Want to Trust (Hysteria)
We begin at a place where there is reasoning, questioning, anger, self-pity, mental assent, and sometimes wrong interpretation of God’s word.   All of these are common occurrences in our desire to trust. God’s word remains primarily in the soul (Mind, will, emotions).

Stage 2:  We Gain the Tools of Trust (Roller Coaster)
We begin to understand the importance of God’s word (reading, meditating, and speaking).
We vacillate between being assured of God’s promises and not being assured of His promises (doubt constantly bombards).  We move forward, go back, and sometimes we stand still.   We don’t go instantly into “Hysteria” every time a new challenge comes.  We are building trust.  The aim in stage 2 is always to trust God and move forward.  The word of God is now no longer only in our soul (mind, will, emotions); it is beginning to move into our spirit. 

Stage 3:   We Trust (Abiding)
As maturity sets in for the Believer, we receive peace and absolute confidence that we can trust God.  We have knowledge of the word abiding deep within our spirit.  We have experiences of His “Dates certain” in our lives.  He has proven Himself over and over to be faithful.  We are continually meditating on the word of God.  We are cultivating (speaking and doing) the Word of God in our lives.  We understand the ministry of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to our lives.  In short, we trust no matter what we see.

Ask God to reveal, clarify, and settle your trust issues with Him.  This request will lead to His revelation of your total inclusion in His plan.  This plan was in place before the foundation of the world.  You can
Reading:           The entire book of St. John

This book unveils the relationship between God the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and man.  Relationship is the foundation of “Trust”.



1st Peter 2:24, “He (Jesus) personally bore our sins in His [own] body on the tree [as on an altar and offered Himself on it], that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness, By His wounds you have been healed.”

The body Jesus took to the cross was one of corruptible human flesh as well as the supernatural (divine Godhead, second Person of the Trinity).  The body of Jesus the Holy Spirit resurrected from the grave was only the divine Godhead, second Person of the Trinity with a supernatural body.  His resurrected body no longer bore flesh, blood, and bone components.  The  human body (flesh, blood, bones) characteristics were necessary for His earthly mission, however when it was completed, He shed those physical body components.

It is important for Believers to know and understand that the physical body of Jesus took the beating, scourging, wounding,  and death purposefully.  It is also important to know that the physical part of Jesus completed its work of bearing (in His own body) the penalty for sin and sickness.

 Isaiah 53:5 says, “But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that at wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.”

The sins of the Believer (every man who accepts and follows Christ) were laid upon the human flesh body of Jesus as well as upon Jesus the divine Godhead, second Person of the Trinity.  The human flesh body of Jesus no longer exists.  It served its purpose and was shed at the resurrection.  When Jesus comes to live inside of a newly created man (Believer, 2nd Corinthians 5:17), He comes as the supernatural divine Godhead, second Person of the Trinity Who once bore human flesh.  He brings completion to this new creation (Believer) because He has already dealt with everything that would defeat him in this life.

Colossians 2: 9-10
 “For in Him (Jesus) the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily (the resurrected) form [giving complete expression of the divine nature]. And you are in Him,
made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the God-head—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature].  And He (Jesus) is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].”

John 14:23
“Jesus answered, if a person [really] loves me. he will keep my word [obey my teachings]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”

John 1:16
“For out of His (Jesus) fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual  blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped]  upon gift.”

The following truths are revealed in the previous scriptures:
The fullness of the God-head is in Christ Jesus.
The Believer has the Presence of the God-head inside of him upon accepting Jesus.
The Believer is full and complete in Christ Jesus.
The Believer has entitlements because of being in Christ Jesus

The resurrected Jesus who comes to live inside of the Believer no longer has the flesh and blood body that bore the penalty for sin, sickness, poverty, and spiritual death.  In the resurrected Jesus is the fullness of the God-head with penalties paid and mission finished. That physical body was done away at the cross. The cross also abolished our sin, sickness, poverty, and spiritual death.  These things are forever settled for us with the presence of the God-head in us! Hallelujah!

 The penalty for sin, sickness, poverty, and spiritual death has been paid by Jesus Christ who lives inside of you, Galatians 5:1, “In (this) freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us ]stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off].”

·         When sin and spiritual death challenges your flesh, remember sin has already been laid upon the flesh of Jesus Christ and shall not be laid upon you.
 2nd Corinthians 5:21.
 “For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness.”

·         When sickness challenges your flesh, remember sickness has already been laid upon the flesh of Jesus Christ and shall not be laid your flesh.
Isaiah 53:5 
“But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that at wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.”

·         When poverty challenges your life, remember poverty has been laid upon the flesh of Jesus Christ and shall not be laid upon you.
 2nd Corinthians 8:9.
“… [in] that though He was] so very rich] yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied)”

Have you waited upon the Lord for anything?  The completed work has already been done.  It will manifest in the natural because God completes everything from the end to the beginning. (All Scripture Amplified Version)

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.