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The True Baptism

HOLY SPIRITS POWER

. He will baptize you [who truly repent] with the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

There are some who get baptized for marriage ( so one of the intended is a member of a church and the only way they can get married is if the other one gets baptized into that church ). That is not true baptism.

I have seen some get baptized for social reasons or financial ones ( I only do business with this church so you must be a member or if you want Jehovahs blessings you must be baptized first). They want to fit in with a certain crowd. That is not true baptism.

I have see and experienced true baptism. When it occurs those baptized are on fire for Christ. They cannot stop talking about Him and praising Him.

For me it was at a revival in a big tent. The minister asked for any willing to step forward and talk with Jehovah privately. When that was occurring I felt as if my whole being was filled with an amazing light. I could not stop shouting my love for Christ. Afterwards many in the crowd came to me and informed me that I was glowing like a light bulb ( I am not saying that, that is what will happen every time, just my own personal experience).

Now THAT was a true baptism.

I do not believe you need water submission to be baptized, just a heart that surrenders to Christ. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for redeeming me with Your awesome gift of the Holy Spirit. I laud You in the name of He whose sacrifice provided for this blessing Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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The Three Sins We All Have.

GUARD YOUR INPUT

 

The three sins we all have.

They are pride.

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 New King James Version

 

Why did Eve eat the apple, she wanted to be as wise as God.

How much pride it there in your life where you are trying to put yourself above Jehovah? Do you believe your intelligence comes from your own effort or is it a blessing from God? Is your ability to work on machinery or on the internet you own skill or is it a blessing from Jehovah? How much do you thank Him for it?

The next is stubbornness.

And may not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not set its heart aright, And whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:8 New King James Version

 

When Jesus was walking through the garden, Adam, instead of being humble and admitting his sin he stubbornly blamed Eve as she stubbornly blamed the serpent.

Finally there is anger.

Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret it only causes harm. Psalm 37:8 New King James Version

 

I believe the way Adam and Eve answered God was in anger.

How many times do you become angry when confronted with something you have done wrong to somebody and instead of humbly apologizing we become angry?

I have seen people refuse to admit what they did was wrong and they get angry over it and that anger lasted decades.

In the end it only causes mental and physical ailments.

The only way we will defeat this is through Christ, by submitting it completely to His power to destroy it.

And when He blesses us the wisdom, meekness (which means keeping your temper under control) and grace to humbly apologize we will not only experience healed relationships but improved mental and physical health

Prayer: Please Jehovah ElHeenu (the Lord is our God) bless me with a complete and total submissive heart, mind and body to Your will in all aspects of my life. I humbly beseech You in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Because of My Affliction.

 

GOD IS TRUE

I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. Jonah 2:2 New King James Version

 

I have found that Jehovah answers my call when in affliction three ways.

 

One: He is doing this to teach you something.

My greatest lessons in life have been learned in the greatest trials and tribulations. Joseph- Anthony: Green

                                                                                                                                  

Two: this is your reward for disobedience.

It is in His love that Jehovah disciplines us to make us better children when we are disobedient. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                      

Three: You must suffer the same as the unbelievers. So say a tornado comes whipping through your town, you will suffer the same as everybody else because this is a natural disaster (which is being perpetuated more and more by man with global warming).

Through them all He only allows me to suffer that which I can handle and when I cry out unto Him He comforts me, strengthens me and encourages me.

The Christian has peace because he knows he is loved and cared for the by the Holy Spirit through Christs sacrifice by Jehovahs grace. Joseph- Anthony: Green

It is in our hard times that we are the closest to Christ. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-M’Kaddesh  (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for always answering me in my affliction in the appropriate way so as to make me into the child You desire me to be. I exalt You in the name of the one who taught this lesson so wisely to His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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They are Life.

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 New King James Version

When I was planting tree’s for a living at the beginning of the season we would be sitting around a camp fire at the end of the day talking and getting to know each other. Somebody would always ask the question if your parents are divorced raise your hand. Out of about fifty planters I was the only one not to raise my hand.

The next question was if you feel your parents do not love you or care about you raise your hand. Again I was the only one not to raise my hand.

These young people were seeking comfort and satisfaction in drugs, booze and sex. During the course of the season I would spend time alone with them and tell them I loved them while giving them a hug. Rivers of tears would run down their faces as for many of them it was the first time they ever experienced that.

That loving feeling and reassurance I gave them is nothing compared to that which is freely offered by the most loving Father there ever is, was or will be.

Give your life to Jehovah and He will give you an abundant supply of love, and caring in your life.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

I know I speak from decades of experience.

Prayer:  Thank you Jehovah Heseh (god of love) for blessing me with the most treasured love affair ever. Your love is truly amazing. I exalt You in the name of my most loving big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Lord Gave Me.

THE LORD WILL BLESS

The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your and, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good.Deuteronomy 30:9 New King James Version

 

The Lord gave me the idea to go cherry picking, the Lord gave me the resources to go cherry picking (a bicycle to get there) and the trees, the Lord gave me the opportunity to save money (because they were split because of heavy rain the farmer only charged me half price) but it was I who did the work.

The Lord gave me the idea to go blueberry picking, the Lord gave me the resources to go blueberry picking (a bicycle to get there) and I obeyed. Because of the heavy rain the farmer gave us bags of blueberries free.

The Lord gave me the idea to pick the wild raspberries around our house. I went out and picked baskets full. The Lord gave me the idea to go out and pick the wild raspberries  but I did the work.

The first lesson is that for the process to work you cannot depend upon yourself but upon Jehovah and when He blesses you, you are expected to do some of the work. Do not expect the Lord to do all the work for you or for you to do the work without the Lord. The second lesson is to give praise to Jehovah for the idea, opportunity and resources to do the work but also accept credit for the effort you have put into the work.

Because of this we have a freezer full of fruit to last us the winter.

We need to put this into every aspect in our lives in order to succeed with the Lord in our lives.

To receive Gods blessing means you must work as a team with Him. Those who ask and are not prepared to work will not receive. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (The Lord our provider) for blessing me with the recipe for success in life. I exalt you in the name of the greatest harvester Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 

 


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Will You Do It?

 

Thus says the Lord:” Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16 New King James Version

How many times do we ask the Lord for guidance and when He provides it we do not like it so refuse to follow it? As a consequence we do not receive His blessing but receive His curse instead.                                                                                         

There is no middle ground with Jehovah. Obedience brings blessings while disobedience brings curses. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                     

One of the reasons it is important we read the Bible every day because it gives us plenty of examples of people who refused to obey Jehovah’ s command and as a consequence they suffered. We need look no further than when the Israelites refused to cross the Jordan and not only were denied the blessings of the inheritance land but suffered forty years in the desert as a result                                                  

There was a time I felt Jehovah telling me to go to one place to obtain work and I thought I knew better and went in the opposite direction. I ended up not only with no work but no money and no place to stay. I was living in a tent in a park. Finally I obeyed and headed in the direction He intended me to go. As a result I was blessed with one of the best contracts I ever enjoyed.                                    

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) for the wonderful privilege of being led into Your eternal purpose for my life of service to You.                                                                                                   If you do not know your calling yet: Please Jehovah Rohi bless me with the patience and wisdom to allow You to mold me as You prepare me for the service unto You that You have prepared for me from before time began.                                                                                                                                                         I exalt You in the name of He who was obedient to You all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen                                                                                                                                                                                                                 May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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It is All About Control.

KEEP YOUR HEART

Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” 47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” John 7:45-52 New King James Version                                                                                                                     

When the guards reported to the Pharisee’s that no one had ever spoken like Jesus they became enraged and elitist. They said there was a curse on the people for not obeying their interpitation of the law.                                                                  

How many churches are like that today? You will strictly obey our laws and customs. If you disobey you will be disfellowshipped and ostracized by everybody in our cult (religious organization). Has anybody ever heard of the Jehovah Witnesses?

                                                                                                                     

When the Pharisee’s confronted Nicholdemus they accused him of being from Galilee too it was accusing him of being a hick as Galilee was a hick place then.  How many times do people in churches look down their noses at others because they come from the country while they live in the city so they are so much smarter, they went to seminary school and you did not, they are rich and you are poor, you come from a poor country or are a different race or colour.                                                   

I experienced a lot of that in tree planting camps where the educated idiots who were attending university thought they were so much smarter than us hicks when in actuality they were stupider.                                                                                                 

It all boils down to how others want to control others and that is not Christ like. Have you ever been on the receiving or giving end of such disgusting treatment?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God of grace) please bless me to be graceful with everyone, those in Your holy family and those whose hearts have a yearning to join Your family. I humbly request this in the name of He who was graceful to everyone Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                         

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