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The Prodigal Cat.

You are precious to God

Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood.  And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.  But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want.  Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.

 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!  I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.”’

 “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.  And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

“But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry;  for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ Luke 15:11-21 New King James Version

We adopted a cat we call Sammy. He is always, loved and well cared for but one day snuck outside and refused to come back in. The outside world looked too inviting. He has no front claws to defend himself against the wild cats and cannot hunt.

Christians are adopted and well cared for by Jesus. For some the outside world looks tempting and they leave.

Just as I searched for and tried to coax Sammy in to no avail so too does the Holy Spirit.

Just as I gave up and walked away so too does the Holy Spirit give up and walk away from us when we refuse to obey His calling.

Just as Sammy will be welcomed back so too are wayward Christians when they repent and come back to Christ.

Sammy has returned home and has no desire to ever go outside again. When we open the door he runs the other way. When sin tempts us and draws us away from Jesus let us pray we are as smart as Sammy

Prayer: Thank you my Beloved Father that when we stray, as we all do, and come to our senses and return to you with repentance You gladly accept us back into Your Holy family. I give thanks for this amazing blessing in the name of He whose blood made this gift possible Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Rolling in the Heavens Laughing.

JEHOVAH ALWAYS SUPPLIES

 So from one man, though he was [physically] as good as dead, were born as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand on the seashore. Hebrews 11:12 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Think of it.

Imagine an article in the news stating that a couple of old geezers (and I can get away with calling them that because I am one) are going to have a child. It would confound everyone.

Now think of it in Abraham’s days when there was no artificial insemination. Not only would it seem impossible to Abraham and Sarah but imagine those in other countries and even their own family. The question on everyone’s mind would be:How can this be?”

I can imagine Jehovah rolling in the Heavens laughing. I love His sense of humour.

So many times I think He is sending me here to do this when in reality He is sending me there to do that.

So imagine you think Jehovah is sending you out for pizza in the west end of town and you end up in the north east end of town going canoeing. I end up laughing and laughing and telling Him I love His sense of humour. I can imagine Jehovah rolling in the Heavens laughing with me. Jehovah has the greatest sense of humour of all.

“Whence comes this idea that if what we are doing is fun, it can’t be God’s will? The God who made giraffes, a baby’s fingernails, a puppy’s tail, a crook necked squash, the bobwhite’s call, and a young girl’s giggle, has a sense of humour. Make no mistake about that.” — Catherine Marshall

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El SIMCHAH GIYL (God my Exceeding Joy) for blessing me with explosive joy every time You bless me with sharing Your amazing humour with me. I praise You in the name of He who showed His wonderful sense of humour to His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Unfortunately, so Too it is Today.

TRUE FRIENDSHIP

 But as for you, son of man, your people who talk about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses say one to another, every one to his brother, ‘Come now and hear what the message is that comes from the Lord.’  They come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not practice them; for with their mouth they express loving devotion, but their heart goes after their (unlawful) gain. Behold, you are to them like a love song by one who has a pleasant voice and plays well on a stringed instrument [merely to entertain them]; for they hear your words but do not practice them. Ezekiel 33:30-32 New Living Translation Bible                   

Unfortunately, so too it is today..                                                          

How many folks today go to church to hear a flashy preacher or to listen to music. They say “Amen” at the right time with their mouths but refuse to incorporate the teaching into their daily lives through out the week. They walk out of church and are no different than when they walked in. They still live sexually immoral lives, cheat, are arrogant and disrespectful. Indeed, there have been numerous churches I have attended where I was wondering if the is a Church of Christ or if it was a den of Alli Babba and the forty thieves. They were worse than the non-Christians. \

So many folks attend the feel good churches but avoid the churches that teach the hard truth of Jehovahs commands and expect their members to abide by them (I do not mean cults but those whose teachings come from the Bible like we are to give our first fruits to Jehovah, not necessarily the church they are attending but to any Christian organization). They are insulted and offended by the teachings because it calls them out for their disgusting behaviour.

I prefer to have talks with Christian brothers and sisters, especially on the internet, rather than attend church for this very reason

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) instill in Your preachers to speak the truth no matter how offensive it is to the bench warmer Christians. Let Your words move them to repentance. I sincerely request this in the name who never pulled punches in His sermons Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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The Fools Laugh.

FURNACE OF HELL

 I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless” (Malachi 3:5). The Holy Bible Amplified Version

The sorcerers pretend they have power equal to or superior to Jehovah and use to to fleece the weak minded out of their money. They may get away with it for a while but Jehovah is a God of justice and will strike them swiftly with no warning and show no mercy towards them.

The adulterers stupidly believe they will not get caught nor become infected with sexual diseases like syphilis or aids. If they do they do not care if they infect their mates. They are playing a fools game and Jehovah is a God of justice and will strike them swiftly with no warning and show no mercy towards them.

There are those who will swear that lies are the truth to cover up for their lies or lies of their family or friends to escape punishment. They do not care if innocent ones go to jail or have their lives destroyed. Jehovah is a God of justice and will strike them swiftly with no warning and show no mercy towards them. The end result will be their lives are demolished and their will be no remedy for the pain they shall suffer.

There are many employers that cheat their workers out of their wages and laugh because they are getting away with it. They are living a fools dream. Jehovah is a God of justice and will strike them swiftly with no warning and show no mercy towards them. They will be left with nothing and end up living in the gutter where they belong.

There are many children that constantly cheat their parents out of money even when they are widows or widowers so they can live a life of luxury while their mom or dads do without. Jehovah is a God of justice and will strike them swiftly with no warning and show no mercy towards them. When their parents dies there will be nobody for them to free load off of and they will lose everything. I cannot speak for orphans because I have not seen it.

Oh the extreme wailing that occurs when Jehovahs strong merciless hand comes crushing down on the wicked and they pay for their vile deeds. When the wicked rip the innocent off the fools laugh because they foolishly believe they are getting away with it. They are living in a fools dream which will suddenly turn into an unimaginable Hell both here on earth and for an eternity in Hell. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohay Mishpat (the God of Justice!) for delivering appropriate justice in Your time, in Your manner. It is reassuring to know that justice will be done by Your hands even though it appears as though the wicked are going unpunished. I exalt You in the name of the Supreme Judge Jesus Christ. Amen

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing


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They are Neither Right or Good.

FOLLOW JESUS

 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have witnessed many who take on tasks in the belief that they are doing Gods work so they will receive Gods blessings. That that is a form of bribery. They may be doing good in the community but of course their endeavors mean nothing to Jehovah.

The Christian motto is:Not my will but Your will be done my Beloved. Joseph a son of Jehovah

An obedient son or daughter of Jehovah seeks His will not their own. When we make this commitment He will guide us where we are best suited to meet His needs in His way.

When we fulfill His direction this is pleasing in Jehovahs eyes.

Before you make any plans to service Christ, take it to the King (Jesus) first. Then, wait for His direction.

Be patient.

Moses had to wait forty years. Paul had to wait three.

While you are waiting He is preparing you for meaningful service unto Him. He is also preparing the place of service for you to go to and the proper time.

“Christ is our justification, from which follows that our good works, if they are of Christ, are good; but if ours, they are neither right or good.” ―Ulrich Zwingli

Prayer:Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with guidance in the when, how and where to serve You in the manner in which You know is best suited for this servant to serve You. I praise You in You majestic name. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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He is Instantly Free.

HIS INSTRUCTION

 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God‘s revealed will). Psalm 119:1 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was a teenager I was driven crazy by my peers. One would be telling me to do this with my life, another would be telling me to do that with my life. There was so many voices I did not know what to do.

It was years later that Jehovah slowly began to reveal His intentions in my life. He did not reveal the whole plan to me, I think that is because I would not have believed it anyway. He took it one step at a time. When the first step was matured then the next was taken. Sometimes the steps were quick, sometimes they were slow.

Over the course of forty years it has been awesome what He has accomplished in me using this method.

I am sure He still has intentions for furthering my maturity and service unto Him.

Now I am free from the confusing and demanding direction given to me by others because of the knowledge that I am guided by the best Guidance Councillor there is.

“Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. No one can hinder him.” — A. W. Tozer

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El-Deah (God of knowledge) for blessing me that when I set my mind, body and spirit on doing Your will, I am not tossed about like a ship in a raging storm not knowing where to go or what to do to please those in the world. Thank you for blessing me with Your bright light to shine the path of life to take. I exalt You in the name of the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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To Live as He

CHIEF DUTY

 Not what I will, but what You will.”Mark 14:36 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

One aspect of prayer is requesting guidance in every aspect of our lives, both big and small.

When Jehovah answers these prayers and we are obedient to them we will live at His direction in our lives.

Many times it takes huge leaps of faith (trust) to be obedient to them because they do not make sense to us. Especially to those like me who are logical.

But our logic is finite compared to Jehovahs infinite logic. He sees things far into the future that we do not. He understands the implications far better that we do. It takes a lifetime to be confident in His direction even though sometimes it seems like nonsense to us. However when we do, we will live as we pray.

“He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays.” — John Owen

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah EL OHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able) for enabling me to bring life and meaning to my prayers when You wisely answer in how to bring them to fruitation. I praise You in the name of He who answers all prayers Jesus Christ. AMEN.

May you be blessed with Jesus’ sweet love encompassing you today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah