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According to Their Names

God loves each of

And he made the breastplate, artistically woven like the workmanship of the ephod. There were twelve stones according to the names of the sons of Israel: according to their names, engraved like a signet, each one with its own name according to the twelve tribes. Exodus 39:8 & 14 New King James Version

                                                                                          

The breastplate went across the heart of the high priest.                                  

Jesus Christ is our high priest.                                                                   

We are precious in Jesus’ heart and are more precious to Him than the finest jewels.

                                                                                                  

When we hurt, He hurts.                                                                                    

So when you have problems why take it upon yourself?                                 

Why not give it to the one whose pure heart cares about you and will heal you, encourage you and strengthen you.                                                

Jesus loves you, Jesus cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                              

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-‘Immeku (Lord Is With You) for blessing me with Your constant Holy presence. That Your healing love, strength and peace carries me through the darkest days and the most upheaval storms. I would never have made it without You. I praise You in the name of He who calmed the sea’s for His troubled disciples Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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He Put Them on the Shoulders.

A CUTE LITTLE SNOWBALL

He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.  And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and the fine linen, intoartistic designs. They made shoulder straps for it to couple it together; it was coupled together at its two edges. And the intricately woven band of his ephod that was on it was of the same workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as the Lord had commanded Moses.   And they set onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the sons of Israel. He put them on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the Lord had commanded Moses. Exodus 39:2-7 New King James Version                                                                       

The shoulder pads for the high priest was a symbol of our high priest Jesus Christ.

 

The jewels in the shoulder pads were precious jewels.

We are precious jewels to Jesus.

The names of the twelve tribes of Israel were engraved upon the stones. Our names are precious and are engraved upon Jesus’ heart. Just as the priest was to carry these upon his shoulders so too does our precious Priest carry us upon His shoulders like a good Sheppard. When the sheep go astray the good Sheppard carries them back to the flock.

When the load of life is too heavy to carry and you believe it is impossible to continue on one more step, give it all to Jesus. If He was strong enough to carry the cross for you, He is more than strong enough to carry your cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Many times in my life it was only when I surrendered it all to Jesus that the troubles slowly were resolved. I believe it was slowly because that allowed me time to digest just what an awesome, loving, caring, strong and wise Savior we have in Jesus. Jesus is not just our Saviour in Gods grace but also in our daily lives.

It is in our weakness that Jesus is strong.   Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ  Rohi (Jesus is my Shepherd) for blessing me with having my name engraved upon Your strong shoulders to carry me back to Your Holy flock when I go astray. I exalt You in You strong and gentle name. Amen.

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

 


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How are You Using Your Talents?

SHARING

“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.  To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.  The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.  But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.                                                                                                                      “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’                                                                                                                                                                                           “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’                                                                                        “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’                                         “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’                                                                                                     “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.                                                                                                                “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:14-30 New King James Version                                         

Jehovah has blessed each of us with a talent to be used in His Kingdom work. Now whether you use them for His service or whether you use them for your own is your choice.

So we will say Jehovah has blessed you with awesome cinema making talents.

How are you going to use them?

Are you going to use them to make pornos which creates lust of the flesh in men and womens hearts (and yes women watch porn) or are you going to use them to make movies which create a desire for Christ in the lost worlds hearts?

Beware.

You will be held accountable for how you are using those talents.

You may be blessed with more than one talent.

For me I was blessed with being a teacher but also a mentor (there is a difference between teacher and mentor. A teacher you teach and a mentor you lead the way. A teacher is for a short time while mentoring can last years. A teacher teaches many in one class but a mentor teaches one on one).

And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded. Exodus 36:1 New King James Version     

Now Jehovah has blessed you with a skill. Will you give Him credit for it or will you foolishly believe that that came from your own skill.

So think f it like this. You train someone to become an Olympic gold swimmer. When interviewed they take all the credit and not even mention your name.

Will you not feel insulted?

How much more will Jehovah feel insulted because you refuse to honour Him with your talents in His kingdom or refusing to give a tenth of your wages?

Yes, Jesus is our Saviour, as such that means we are His servants. Servants do not tell the King how, when or where they will serve, they just obey their Kings commands. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Bara  (The Lord God our Creator) instill in me a desire and knowledge to use opportunities You present before me both big and small to fulfill Your predestined purpose for my life. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who was obedient all the way to the cross to fulfill His predestined purpose Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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It is Sin.

KEEP YOUR HEART

 

Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. James 4:17 New King James Version                                                 

When you know you should do it but do not do it, you sin.                          

Many times during the course of a day there is a strong feeling to help someone.

                                                                                                                

So for example say someone gives you a sob story of how they need money but because you have been hit upon by alcoholics and drug abusers so much your heart is cold and you refuse to help even though there is a feeling to help, you have refused to obey the Holy Spirits guidance and that is a sin.

Many times there is a nagging feeling all day that I did wrong.

I sincerely go before the Lord and deeply apologize and ask for another opportunity to obey Him.

 

The next day there is an opportunity and I gleefully jump at it.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 New King James Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Shammah (The Lord is Present) bless me with Your wise presence every day to make me aware of even the simplest not just the greatest opportunities to bring glory to Your holy name and to use this opportunity to bring others into Your precious family. I humbly request this in the name of my great King whom blessed so many others with His ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Will be With You.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

Seek good and not evil, That you may live; So the Lord God of hosts will be with you. Amos 5:14 New King James Version                                                                                                          

I have noticed that those who devise wicked schemes of ripping others off, getting revenge or of ways to irritate others to please their perverted pleasure are spiritually, morally and mentally dead. There is neither love nor joy in their lives. They are the most miserable and pitiful creatures I have ever met.

On the other hand those Christians who love doing good have a live filled with love, joy and peace.

 

That can only be a blessing from Jehovah Shammah (God amongst us).

I love being around such beautiful souls as their peace, love and joy comes into my heart just being with them.                                                               

The more we become like Christ the more we will have these attributes instilled in us without us even being aware of them. The more we become alive in Christ.                                                                                        

If you want Jehovah to be with you, walk in His ways. The end result will live a life filled with peace, love and joy. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                       

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ladayna (God our maker) for Your incredible skill and patience in molding me into the beautiful child of Your that bring joy to Your loving heart. I humbly thank you in the name of He who brings You the most joy, Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                  

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


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Meditate Within Your Heart.

LOOKING TO HEAVEN

But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The Lord will hear when I call to Him. Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.   Lord Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

And put your trust in the Lord Psalm 4:3-5

Of course you are different from most of those round you. Jehovah says He sets you apart because you live a godly life.

Personally speaking I find most conversations with worldly people boring to sleep.

 

I am not interested in what sports teams are doing.

I am interested in what Jehovah is doing in my life.

I am not interested in what they disgustingly call “music” today, which is all about sex, drugs and booze.

 

I am interested in joining in the choir of nature praising Jehovah and listening to on line sermons on like on http://www.sermonaudio.comwww.blbclassic.org or http://www.blbclassic.org

 

I am not interested in wasting my time watching the filth on TV or in movies.

I am interested in reading and meditating on Jehovahs word, the Bible or watching good Christian programs.

 

To me, to meditate means talking with Jehovah and thinking about His answers. Joseph- Anthony: Green

I do not go to physiatrists when I have problems. I go to Jehovah in prayer and He is always near to me (I also like to share with close Christian brothers and sisters who pray for me and offer Godly advice).  As a consequence I do not fit in with the majority around me. I am apart from them.

Yes there are many who abuse me and I am angry about it (even though we are Christians that does not mean we do not have feelings of anger) but I do not sin in trying to take revenge. I have faith that Jehovah will deliver true justice and I see that He does.

I begin and end every day in sincere prayer with my Love. It is the best time of my day. Most times I am still (which means you clear your mind) at some time during the prayer and feel His loving, comforting presence in my heart.

Being poor I cannot offer sacrifices of money but I do offer my time and skill to help others in volunteer work. Both are acceptable unto Jehovah. Do not think that you have to give money if you cannot afford it. Your time, skill and services are just as valuable, pleasing and acceptable to Him.

Before I do anything I always take it to Jehovah and have trust in Him to lead me in the way He wants me to go. I know I can and do trust in Him because He loves me. I may not like His direction at the time but on reflection of it later I see His wisdom and love.

Going my way leads to disaster, going Jesus’ way leads to success.   Joseph- Anthony: Green

                                                                    

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God is our Sheppard) for blessing this sometimes stubborn and insolent sheep with You Divine guidance in my life. May I always be submissive and obedient to Your Divine leading. I humbly request this in the name of my cherished good Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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The Two Different Ones.

I believe there are two different types of forgiveness.

One is for yourself, the other is in relationships.

The one is for yourself.

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:11 New King James Version

If someone does you wrong, you are to forgive them for yourself.

If you do not forgive them you will become angry, bitter and full of self pity. That causes all kinds of physical and spiritual sickness. And, worst of all, if you refuse to repent it will badly affect your relationship with Jehovah. You will end up all alone and bitter. Each day will seem like a living Hell. I have seen a lot of that in seniors homes and i n the lives of many I knew as a child that are now adults.

 

The other is relationship.

Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.  But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17 New King James Version                                  

Now in the time that Jesus said that Jews were forbidden from having anything to do with a heathen or tax collector.                                                            

If someone is abusive to you are refuses to repent (repent means to admit what you did, admit it was wrong, to say you are sorry, and to stop committing the abuse. Many times that will mean going in for Christian counselling) do not continue in the relationship. If a spouse gets drunk and beats up the other spouse (and yes, women do it to men almost as much as men do it to women) and refuses to stop do you really believe Jesus wants you at continue on in that relationship? Not the Jesus I know and love.

The reason you take two or more witnesses is so the offender cannot say you did not try to reconcile with them or that it never happened (I have personally experienced a lot of that one).

 

Now many of us do not attend churches but we can go to Christian councilors and if available in your area go to group sessions. If the offender refuses it is because they know they are wrong but the relationship is not important enough for them to reconcile. If it is not important enough for them then why should it be important to you?

 

May I suggest, if you live in North America, to look up Focus on the Family for help and online resources.   RBC.org (go to topics and you will find many exhalent booklets to help you) as is acts.org.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me with discernment to know when and how to forgive others as You do. I humbly request this in the name of our Supreme Judge Jesus Christ. Amen.

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