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Bold Hearted Men and Women are Always Called  

I may speak boldly and courageously, as I should. Ephesians 6:20 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

We are to be bold even when it seems cruel to do so. We are to call out the wicked with grace but the truth. When we inform those who walk outside of Christ but claim to be a member of His family we are to call them out for it.

So when homosexuals claim to be Christians we are to boldly inform them they are living a lie and if they truly desire to be a member of His family they are to give up choosing to live (and yes, it is their choice, they are not “made that way”) that unacceptable lifestyle.

We are to boldly speak up and say that abortion is murder we are not to back down (unless they became pregnant through rape or if their lives are in danger abortion is murder. Murder is the taking of an innocent life. What crime has an unborn child committed that is worthy of executing it?).

We are to speak up boldly and say that (in most western societies) we have the right to have a Bible study and prayer meetings in school just as much as a Muslim does that that is our right under the law.

When independent Christian schools speak up boldly and proclaim they teach Biblical principals and refuse to teach what is unchristian we are to boldly support them. We are to boldly speak up and tell the truth that the only way to Heaven is through Christ alone.

We are to be graceful and meek (keep our tempers under control)and respectful but stand upon the firm rock of Christ no matter how mean spirited it seems to the world.

Bold hearted men and women are always called mean spirited by cowards.Joseph a son of Jehovah                  

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength)for blessing me with the strength to always be bold in proclaiming Your Divine truth to a lost world. I extol Thee in the name of the Light of the World Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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They Begin to Grow.  

You, therefore, will be perfect growing into spiritual maturity both in mind and character, actively integrating godly values into your daily life. Matthew 5:48 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Growing into spiritual maturity and character and integrating godly values into our lives is an act of worship towards our Heavenly Beloved.

We submit unto His molding us into the children He desires us to be because we trust Him and love Him, which is an act of worship. Because we love Him we desire to be the children He wishes us to be which is another act of worship.

If there is no worship there is no desire to grow or to continue to grow.

There are times when growth is easy but it is in the times when growth is difficult that we show our trust and submissiveness unto Him that that is an act of worship which please Christ.

“It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.”  Calvin Coolidge                       

 Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kabodhi ( The Lord my Glory ) for growing into the child You desire me to be through my worshiping You the greatest super star of all. I exalt Thee in the name of my best friend whom I adore Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Must Mean Everything to Us.

Therefore I urge you,brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.Romans 12:1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Most western Christians have it backwards. They falsely believe that Jesus is here to serve them. They only call on Him when they want something from Him whether it is to solve a problem or whether it is because they want something from Him. When He blesses them with their request they are rude and ungrateful and do not even thank Him.

That is not the Christian life.

The Christian live is to dedicate ones self to Christ in serving Him. His will is to always supersede theirs. We are to lay our desires upon the alter and to completely surrender to their will in their lives. After all we were created to do specific works He has prepared for us to do.

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

The Christian motto is to be: Christ first, others second, self last. Joseph a son of Jehovah

When others see our sacrificial works they will become intrigued and ask us why  we live such a life. This will be our greatest testimony and evangelism of all. We are to be a living testimony for Him.

Do not tell me of your Christ, show me Him in your life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.” — Donald Soper              

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) my eternal King for the supreme privilege of being Your humble servant. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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A Living, Daring Confidence.

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].Hebrews 11: 1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Can you think of anything or anyone you would stake your life on?

I can only think of two things.

The first is the saving grace of Christs sacrifice and the second is the Heavenly home Jehovah has prepared for me, even though I have not seen it.

Do you truly believe in Christs sacrifice as your RSVP to entrance into an eternal loving relationship with Jehovah, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?

Do you truly believe in a Heavenly home Jehovah has prepared for you?

If so there should be evidence of it in your daily life.

Can others see this confidence ( without being arrogant of course) in your life, in your conversations and or in your relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Emunah (God is faithful) for teaching me the faithfulness of my Beloved Heavenly Father and for strengthening my trust in Him throughout my life. May I always be blessed to exhibit this to the lost seekers so that it may be a light that guides them to Jesus. I humbly exalt You in the name of the He whose faith was strong enough to endure the agony of the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Is the Most Free.   

 

It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,  and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your [willing and humble] slave Matthew 20:26-27 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Jesus Christ is not just our Savior and best friend but He is also our King. That means we are His free will servants (we serve Him because we love Him).

How are we to serve this Heavenly King?

The only way to serve Christ is by serving others.

In all we do we are to do so with being servant unto Christ to bring Him glory.

It is not done to bring glory to ourselves (The look at me, look at me syndrome. Am I not so holy attitude or am the I not so good attitude.). As such we place others above ourselves.

So if you are a rich CEO and you are in a restaurant do not look down on the server or anyone else working there but treat them with respect. If you are a server serve the clientele as if you were serving Christ. We are to do everything to the best of our abilities no matter whether we are getting paid for it or not.

Because we are Christs servants we are confident in who we are in Christ and this leaves us free of jealousy of co-workers, of the social status trap, the culture trap or anything else in the material world.

“A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone.”Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for blessing me with freeing from the slavery of the world and for blessing me with the immense honour of being Your free will servant. I exalt You in You magnificent name. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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To Those Who Wait.

                                                                              

The Lord is good to those who wait [confidently] for Him,To those who seek Him [on the authority of God’s word]. Lamentations 3:25 Holy  Bible Amplified Version                                   

One thing I have learned over the numerous years of walking with Christ is that most times there is a lot of waiting.                                                                          

It may take day, it may take weeks, it may take years, it may take a lifetime but Jehovah is always true to His word. Joseph a son of Jehovah                                                                        

At first there is a lot of doubt and worry if He will answer our requests or when He is going to accomplish what He has promised us. This is even worse for the generation that demands instant everything. It must be very difficult for them.                                 

As we mature we learn to have confidence in that what Jehovah promised us will be done in His time and in His way ( even though most time we still wish He would hurry up).                

The reason we have this confidence is because we are familiar with His word and its actions in our lives. We have seen our lives reflected in the Bible through experience and from daily reading it.                                                                                   As well many, times as we read passages in the Bible (which is Jehovahs word) certain passage will remind us of how Jehovah fulfilled His promise in our life without us even realizing it.                                                                                                            I always though I was a patient man until becoming a Christian. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace) for blessing me with Your Divine peace, patience and trust in Your Divine leading in my life. I praise You in the name of He who patiently endured His thick skulled disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                          

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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He was Leading Me.

This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit (benefit), Who leads you in the way that you should go.”Isaiah 48:17 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Through out my walk with Christ I never knew where He was leading me. Most times I thought He was leading me here, all the while He was leading me someplace completely different to do things I never dreamed of (and a lot of times never even heard of).

For example: I thought He was leading me to the big city to go to a certain school so that when I graduated I would have a high paying job.After graduation I never did get a job in that vocation.

Through baby steps He guided me to schools to learn natural medicine (which I have been using quite successfully for over thirty five years now). As well through volunteer work in a hospital He taught me a lot about caring for those who were sick or injured.

These two fields held me in good steed in the next step of His choice in my life.

It has taken decades but now even though most times I do not know where He is guiding or what service He intends for me to accomplish, I have complete confidence in His Divine leadership.

“I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) for being so patient, kind, strong and wise in leading this difficult sheep with in Your Divine flock. I exalt You in the name of the nest Sheppard of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Choose for Yourselves.

If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

We must all choose, there is no fence sitting. Either you are for Christ or you are His enemy. There is no such thing as atheist and all other religions are worldly.

Deep in our hearts we know this to be true.

We who walk in the light are blessed with Heavenly communion with a Divine Father who loves us, cares for us, cares about us and blesses us with both material and spiritual blessings. He will not bless us with mansions (at least not here on earth) but He does bless us with dwelling in our hearts and in our lives.

Those without Christ are foolishly blindly staggering through out life with no meaning nor purpose.

At the completion of our physical lives those in the darkness will be condemned to eternal damnation in a place of horrible torment called hell while those who walk in the light shall be blessed with eternal communion with the prince of light in joy, love and peace.

It is your choice, choose wisely, your eternity depends upon it.

””The issue now is clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.” — G. K. Chesterton

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Basileus, meaning “leader of the people” for blessing me with Your Divine leadership with in my life. I exalt Thee in the name of my Beloved Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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It Will Destroy Us Like.

                                      

Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” John 5: 14 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is not a snowball but a fiery rock that keeps on enlarging itself. Just as a snowball gets bigger and bigger as it rolls down a hill until it is a destructive force so too it unrepentant sin in our lives. It starts our small but if not eliminated quickly it metamorphoses ever bigger in a destructive force in our lives. It will destroy us like a fiery rock smashing into a ball of dry hay.

Jesus says that when He delivers us from an addiction we must never go back. If we do not only will its grip on us become stronger but it will also lead to other destructive addictions which will quickly totally destroy our lives. Look at most addictions. They start out small but they slowly enslave us and lead to other devastating addictions.

Having done volunteer work with recovering addicts I have heard this story repeated again and again.

Destruction of lives comes in small choices which diminishes cognitive thought which leads to bigger and more destructive choices until the soul is totally vanquished into a living Hell. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer:

Thank you Jehovah Ganan (The Lord is Our Defense) for blessing me with the strength when I am obedient unto You to vanquish my destructive addictions. I praise You in the name of He who conquered sin on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen. May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Has Separated You From.

                                         

But your wickedness has separated you from your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59:2 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The reason Jehovah does not answer your prayer is because you are not listening to Him.

You are living in a sin that Jehovah has convicted you of and tries to speak to your heart to repent. You refuse to listen. As a result the sin begins to grow and spread like a cancer to both body, mind and spirit. It will slowly completely destroy you.

Jehovah loves you so He knows this and is trying to prevent you from crumbling into a living Hell and condemning yourself to an eternal one.

Or, He wants you to do something and you stead fast refuse to listen and obey. He will use harsh measures to get your attention and obedience.

One time He was guiding me to go down south to plant trees. I refused using the logic that the season is longer up north so I would make more money. Not only could I not get a job but was left penniless and homeless. Finally a old friend gave me money to go down south. As soon as I got off the bus I was hired and made more money in that short season than would have been possible up north.

Now in this instance it was for my own good but many times Jehovah is directing you to go where He has a specific task for you to do.

A conversation is where you speak I listen. I speak you listen. Dictating is where you speak I listen. I speak you do not listen. I do not waste my time with a dictator and neither does Jehovah. Joseph son of Jehovah.

Prayer: I pray Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) that I always listen, understand and obey Your wise voice every time You speak with me. I treasure the instruction You bless me with because I know it is for my own good. I humbly request this in the name of my wise King Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.