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It Is a Never Ending Circle.

KEEP YOUR HEART

In the entire Book of Judges after Joshua died the Israelites went on to worship the idols of the people they did not conquer. As a consequence Jehovah sent a lot of tribulation to them. When they repented He took the persecution away. Once the Lord blessed them, then like dumbo’s, they went right back to idol worshipping.                                                                                                                    

Are we not guilty of the same goof ups?                                                                                                  

We get comfortable in the Lords blessings and start worshipping the blessing instead of Jehovah?                                                                                                             

Let us say you are blessed with a contract where you can live a comfortable life, do you start to worship the things this comfortable life brings you like your house or car more instead of Jehovah?                                                                                     

Do you consider it more important to wash the car than spending time in Bible Study?                                                                                                                                     

Do you spend more time taking care of your house than in taking care of the disadvantaged in society?                                                                                                      

Is it any wonder that Jehovah takes His blessings away from you?                               

 

You repent and Jehovah send His blessings to you and again you turn from Him.

You need not look into ancient history.                                                                                 

Just look at the times before the great depression and then the great depression.

Look at every time before we have had a reccetion and see how much we had abundance.                                                                                                                                      

There is a saying: “When times are hard, the churches are full. When times are good the churches are empty.”                                                                                              

Is it not better to live in gratitude for Christ in both the sunshine and the rain?

Prayer: Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) I love to spend time with You when the times are good and appreciate even more the times You are with me when the times are bad. I sing hallelujah with a joyous gratitude filled heart in Your beautiful name. Amen.                                                                                                                    

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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The Christian Ark.

HUNGERY FOR GOD

Then Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, “Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over before the people.” So they took up the ark of the covenant and went before the people. Joshua 3:6 New King James Version              

                                                                                                      

The Ark represented the presence of Jehovah.                                                             

Our ark as a Christian is the Holy Spirit.                                                                                 

Just as the Israelites had to have faith in Gods presence in the ark and obey what was instructed for them to do, do we not need faith in the Holy Spirits presence in our lives and in obedience follow where He leads us?                                              

 Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God amongst us) for the hollowed gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling in me. This is such a spiritual life giving presence that I need more than daily physical nourishment. I exalt You in the name of He whose sacrifice and resurrection made this possible Jesus Christ. Amen                                                

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.  


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It Will Go to the Lowest.

EXAMINE YOURSELF

 

So she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Judges 4:9 New King James Version                                                                                                                   

Just as it seems as if women are treated as the lowest in islam today so too were women treated in ancient Israel.                                                                                                        

When Barak refused to trust in the Lord and instead trusted more in His messenger the honour of defeating the enemy went to one who was considered the lowest in that society.                                                                                                  

So too it is with us today.                                                                                                    

When we receive word from say a preacher inspired by Jehovah and depend upon the preacher more than the Lord, He will accomplish what He promised to do , however, do not be surprised when the glory goes to someone who is considered lowly in your circle.                  

                                                                                             

Let us say that the Lord is moving you to help with a relief effort for a church that was hit by a natural disaster and you will not do it without the preachers help instead of having faith in the Lord to give you the wisdom and tools to succeed.

Then during the campaign a small poor immigrant child who can barely speak English is the one who inspires people to offer help and gets the glory why should you be surprised if the glory goes to one who had the faith and took the action the Lord wanted to inspire you to do?    

                                                                               

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rabbi (Jehovah our Teacher) please bless me to always be attentive to Your voice in my life. I sincerely request this in the name of the Sheppard who called me into His special flock Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                 

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.   


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We Do the Same.

PRAISE HIM

Then Gideon made it into an ephod and set it up in his city, Ophrah. And all Israel played the harlot with it there. It became a snare to Gideon and to his house. Judges 8:27 New King James Version                                                                                                              

After Gideon conquered the oppressors of Israel he took some of the booty and made a monument to his victory instead of using it to give glory to Jehovah. After he died the people worshipped the alter rather than Jehovah.                                           

How many people do that today?                                                                                    

Just look in any town or city and count the monuments to great heroes of any country. How many alters (statutes) are there for great men or women or great victories in battle that give glory to the individual compared to how many there are to Jehovah who inspired and strengthened and assisted in the victory?              

Do you take credit for any great victories in your life instead of giving glory than thanks to Jehovah?                    

                                                                                        

An example is: how many alcoholics believe it was of their own willpower that they conquered the demon drink and then one day give in to temptation that leads them to complete ruin?                    

                                                                                  

I have seen a fair amount of it.                                                                                                   

Prayer: Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) I am eternally grateful for the wonderful privilege of worshipping the most magnificent God of all. Thank You Jesus that it was through Your magnanous sacrifice that this is possible. In Your glorious name I give thanks. Amen.                                                                                          

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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It Is Your Freedom That Will Enslave You.

HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2 New King James Version

Salvation is free but discipleship will cost you your life. Detrick Bonheoffer

Salvation is indeed free. It is only by Christ’s sacrifice that we are saved. It cost us nothing. Once saved however, we are called to a life of service.

In the New Testament time there were what was called bondservants. These were free people who had no means to support themselves and so went to work for rich people.

So too it is with us.

We are free to choose to either accept Christ as out king and thereby become bondservants our to reject Him or remain slaves to Satan.

Before salvation we are Satan’s slaves. His reward is a life of enslavement to sin, worry and anger. Our ultimate reward is an eternal damnation in Hell.

Just as a bondservant could leave his master to serve another the same is true of us.

When we become Christians we leave Satan as our master and accept Christ as our Master. As such, we are called to serve others and thereby serve Him. Our reward is a beautiful loving relationship with Christ and His family. This also gives us the wonderful experience of love, joy and peace. Our ultimate reward is a place in Heaven with fellow Christians to a life of peace, joy and fulfillment.

Who is your master?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Heenu (The Lord is our God) for the most precious privilege of being a bondservant in Your magnificent kingdom. Please provide me with the opportunity to bring others into Your wonderful kingdom and know their places in it. I joyously give thanks and ask in the name of the king of kings, my beloved regal Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Our God is Stronger.

FEED THE MIND

So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst. Exodus 3:20 New King James Version

 

Concerning the plagues that hit Egypt, each plague represented a God the Egyptians worshipped and Jehovah proved that He is the one true God that is the strongest.

In today’s world people say that my money is my god. It provides me with all my luxuries.

 

But God can and does take that away from them in an instant or over time and they end up getting their meals at a soup kitchen. Look at the stock market and see how fast people’s fortunes were wiped out in a day. Look at the sports figures and see how many of them are bankrupt in a few short years of retiring.

The same is true with movie, rock starts and TV stars.

Some people depend upon their intelligence and believe they are superior.

What happens to them when they have a stroke or their field of expertise goes the way of the doo doo? How many people believed there would always be a need for a telephone operator and see how many of them are around today.

Some people believe in their power as say and executive for a big company and see what happens when they get caught by the law when breaking the law are sent to prison or their company goes bankrupt.

 

No one is stronger than my God, Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Adonai (Jehovah is sovereign) always help me remember that you are sovereign over all and everything. Please do not permit me to place anything or anyone above You. I humbly request this in the name of the king of kings Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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It Will Never Be Taken From Me.

faith in the future

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29 New King James Version

One day while sitting in a park watching people rushing by in traffic, I wondered what it must be like to have a home and a family. As I have travelled most of my life living in one place no longer than six months there was a deep desire to have place to call my own and a family.

There was sadness in my heart.

Then the thought came to me that this countries economy is going south fast and many of them are going to lose everything.

Being a Christian I know my home is in heaven with the most special family and that that will never be taken from me.

Then a feeling of peace, joy and serenity enveloped me.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yahweh (God of His people) for Your amazing home You have prepared for me to dwell with You and Your holy family in perfect harmony for eternity. I exalt you in the name of He who is king of this awesome kingdom Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.