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Do not play the blame game.

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Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!” Genesis 45:24 New International Version

Joseph knew his brothers would be quarreling over who was responsible for him being mistreated when his father found out that he was alive and was going to meet him in Egypt.

Don’t we all do the same thing with the “not my fault, your fault” syndrome?

Is it not better to be mature and take responsibility for our wrongs and try to correct them? I know personally of some relationships that were destroyed that were once close because of this very action.

Are you experiencing trouble in a relationship with your spouse, children, parents, friends or co-workers?

Could it be that it is because you are being immature and irresponsible in not apologizing?

Sometimes these problems can only be solved by a good Christian councilor. I say Christian because their wisdom will come from the Bible which is the best guidance book of them all.

Why not try some Christian resource like Focus on the Family and see if they can suggest a councilor in your area?

If the other one or ones involved in this refuse to attend then go yourself.

That is exactly what happened to me and now I have peace while they are still warring within themselves and amongst themselves.

A wise man seeks wise council Proverbs 1:5 New International Version Prayer:

Please Jehovah Elohim (God our eternal creator) bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekness to resolve the problem of _________________ (write in what the problem is) my relationship with _____________ (write in the name of those involved with the problem). If necessary please guide us to Christ centered councilors to help resolve this dispute. I honestly request this in the name of the greatest councilor of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

WARNING: Do not pray this unless you are sincere because if you are not sincere and pray this and Jehovah brings you the guidance you need and you reject it you will be held accountable for your refusal on the terrible Day of Judgment.

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


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He Also Predestined.

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 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29 Holy Bible, New International Version

This is the important answer to all of us when we question why we are here.

The first born had many rights and responsibilities.

Just like in most families the first born was to watch out for and care for their siblings when the parents were not around.

Although Jehovah is always there we who are more mature in our walk with Christ (our big Brother) are to guide, comfort and encourage those who are babes in their walk with Jesus.

This also means our Heavenly Father has predestined work for us to be in the place He has designated for us to be.

When we surrender to the Holy Spirit He will guide us to out predetermined destiny to fulfill our predestined vocation in our service to our Heavenly King (Jesus).

Those who obey will never ask those two questions: ONE: Why am I here? TWO: What is the meaning of life?  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with creating me for a specific noble purpose in Your divine kingdom. I exalt You in the name of my cherished king Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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There is No Other

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“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 Holy Bible, New International Version

I can understand the muslims, buddhists and other cults believing they can obtain entrance to Heaven following their doctrines but what saddens me is the misguided Christians that teach that as long as you are a good man or woman you will be granted entrance into Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying we all follow one God and there is no difference between their cult and Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying if we are good we will be granted citizenship in Heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying I am arrogant and not a true Christian and teach intolerance when I speak the truth and inform others that the only way into Heaven is through the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. I am glad that Jesus is there to comfort and strengthen me when there is so much hatred towards the truth and those who live by it.

It is very encouraging when I hear the Holy Spirit say: “Well done child of Jehovah, keep it up.”

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for the ultimate gift of love to all by shedding Your holy precious blood so thast we may obtain adoption into Your Heavenly home by Your death and resurrection. Please open the eyes of the blind to this truth before they discover on their way to Hell You are the only way to Heaven. In Your kingship saving name I pray. Amen.

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


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We need to be an Aaron and Hur.

TEAMWORK

 

 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.  So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:10-13 Holy Bible, New International Version

We need to help each other as did Aaron and Hur. How many new born Christians walk away from Christ because when they encounter trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares the so called mature Christians not only refuse to help them but stand there and shake their heads and tisk, tisk the babes. How many pastors have walked away because no one was there for them to talk about their problems with?

How can we claim we have the warmth of the love of Christ in our hearts when they are cold to others suffering? Joseph- Anthony: Green

If you turn your back on a brother or sister encountering trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares why do you believe Jehovah will not turn His back on you when the same thing occurs to you. We need to be like Moses and accept help.

To refuse to accept help is because of pride and pride has no place in a Christians heart or life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Leaders are human too. You do not have all the answers; you cannot handle all the problems in your congregation or personal life alone. No one has that big of shoulders. That goes not just for leaders but for all of us.

The wise listens to wise Christian advice. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) to always emulate You to be a helper to those in need just as You have always helped me in my time of need. I humble request this in the name of He who always helped others during His earthly walk Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Open His Eyes

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” 2 Kings 6:17 Holy Bible, New International Version

What do you believe is the best method of bringing others into Jehovahs family?

Do you think it is with self help groups, do you think it is with Bible study groups, do you think it is by bringing them to church or a Christian concert?

From personal experience I have found that praying that the Holy Spirit blesses them by opening their eyes to the truth about the trinity and accepting them into their lives is the most effective way.

Yes we need to share the Gospel but before we do that we need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the Truth. The same can be said in every other aspect of life.

We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open our loved ones eyes to the career Jehovah desires for them to follow, the right spouse (if any. Yes Jehovah has planned for some of us to remain unmarried so please stop hassling us about it), how to resolve a dispute, how to be a good Christian parent and any and all other aspect of of daily living. And of course, once their eyes have been opened we must pray they have the resolve to be obedient children of Jehovah had follow His advice.

It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him.– Hannah Whitall Smith

This is not to be a one day prayer but a continual one that is prayed for every day until the prayer is answered. When the prayer is answered please remember to be respectful and thank Jehovah for the blessing of answering your prayer.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your divine help in opening the eyes of those who are receptive unto accepting You into their lives and helping them to become Your holy children. I praise You in the name of He who opened the blind mans eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Apple and the Tree.

SHINING GENTLE CREEK IN THE FOREST

 

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

Think of an apple sitting it on a table. You leave it there and eventually it goes rotten. Or, you eat it and then there is nothing left.

Now think of an apple tree. It starts out as a tiny seed. Eventually it will grow to produce fruit.

Now think of the apple as material wealth in your life. If you just store your wealth away without using it, it will go rotten and useless. To me that is the stock market. Or, you use it and then there is nothing left. Think of your expensive toys that wear out and are thrown out.

Now think of the apple seed as your beginning life as a Christian, your faith is very small. As the apple seed grows strong enough it will produce fruit. So too will it be with your faith. Your faith will grow stronger until it begins to produce fruit. The fruit is not just in your own personal life but in the lives of others as you serve Christ by serving them.

You serve Christ by serving others.Joseph- Anthony: Green

Which one is in your life?

My apple tree has been  producing plentiful fruit forty years . It has been very difficult at time but always rewarding both here and the riches they store up for me in Heaven.

How is your apple tree doing?

As a Christian you are not to accept Christ and then do nothing. You are to walk in faith and produce fruit. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) for the awesome fertilizing (reading and understanding of the Bible, listening to sermons and Christian fellowship), pruning (removing destructive habits from my life) and leading me to be a productive tree for Your divine orchard. Please continue to fertilize and prune me every day. I sincerely request this in the name of the Heavenly vine Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Doing So with Wisdom.

 

 

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 1 John 5:2 Holy Bible King James Version

That we faithfully are obedient to keep His commandments. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35 Holy Bible King James Version

We are to be charitable while doing so with wisdom.

There are too many bleeding hearts out there that want you to give money to help those who refuse to help themselves.

How many in say Africa breed like flies on dung piles and then cry to those in the western world to give them money. If they cannot support their children do not have them. Why should we support a destructive lifestyle? When I was doing missionary work in Central America they kept on telling me I should be married and have lots of children so that when I get old the children will support me. When I asked them how much they helped their parents they looked at me in shock and informed me they had no money to help their parents. Then they told me because I was rich (which I was not) that I owed them and had to give them money.

It is the same with these TV evangelists who are always crying for money. I used to listen to a few on the internet. Before the show they cry that they need money. Then, at the end they are talking about how you will have a great time with them on some cruise. Excuse me but if they can afford to go on cruises why do they need my money. I say they should publicly reveal their wages if they publicly ask for money.

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 Holy Bible New International Version

Do not give to the lazy. There are too many welfare bums that are capable of working but are too lazy to do so and expect the hard working of society to support their laziness. How many are also involved in drugs and alcohol? Serving as a volunteer in soup kitchens I saw a lot of this.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our father) bless me to imitate Your divine love to everyone today so as to be an obedient child but to give wisely not foolishly. I request this in the name of Your most loving son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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That isn’t the end of it.

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Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in
you …Philippians 2:12-13 King James Bible


Once we have accepted Jesus that isn’t the end of it. Going to church once a week isn’t the end of it.
No, brothers and sisters salvation is not a one off encounter.

It is a weekly, a daily, an hourly and indeed a moment by moment event.

We must surrender all aspects of our lives to Christ in order to maintain our salvation. If we do not it may happen as slow as molasses or it may be as fast and powerful as an avalanche. One thing is certain though, we WILL, lose our salvation when it is not directed and controlled by Christ.

Fear and trembling is referring to awe and respect. We should be in awe of Gods love for us and respect His decisions on what is right for us. Let His thoughts direct every aspect of our lives.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17, New International Version                                
   

They are not only jewels of wisdom, but daily guidance references as well.

 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in  the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
    — Ephesians 3:20-21 the new international version  

Prayer: Jehovah Yahew (God of His people) thank you for your gracious gift of salvation. Please help me to surrender every aspect to your intelligent guidance in my life. In the name of the consummate councilor Jesus Christ. Amen                                                            

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


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No Hide and Seek.

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 I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. Proverbs 8:17 Holy Bible, New King James Version

Think about your most loving relationship whether it is with your wife or husband, whether it is with your children, or whoever.

How much time do you spend with them?

How much time do you spend sharing a conversation with them?

How much do you enjoy doing things for them to make them happy because you love them?

Now think if you were separated from each other with no contact for tens years and met again. Think of how much you have changed so that you do not even know each other any more.

Now think about how much time you spend with Jehovah, how much time you spend in conversation with Him, how much you enjoy doing things for Him to make them happy because you love Him. Is your relationship with Him warm and loving or cold and dead? Whose fault is that?

It is not whether Jehovah is far from you but rather whether you are far from Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The more you read your Bible the more Jehovah reveals Himself to us and the only way we can share a magnificent loving relationship with Him.

“A knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life.” Billy Graham

Prayer is enjoying an open, honest sincere talk with your best friend, most special lover and wisest teacher. Relax in His presence. Listen and obey what He says to you because He only wants what is best for the child He so deeply loves. Joseph- Anthony: Green

How much time do you spend just talking with Jehovah and listening to Him, not just whining for Him to give you things like a spoiled brat but talking with your best and most intimate friend? Reading our Bible every day and talking with our most intimate friend is the core essential to enjoying a close loving relationship with Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (our loving Heavenly Father) for blessing me with the most amazing loving relation there could ever be. I praise You in the name of my big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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But watch yourselves.

WAVES OF WILD RED FLOWERS IN A MEADOW

. Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 Holy Bible, New International Version

The only one a drunk will listen to is an ex-drunk but watch yourselves they do not get you to return to the bottle when you council them. .

That is why if you see a brother or sister indulging in a sin it is best to go with a least one of Christian who has been rescued from that sin. He or she will see the warning signs of temptation and encourage you to make a hasty retreat. Otherwise you may be dragged into that living hell with the sinning brother or sister.

When confronting a brother or sister in a sin please do not be judgmental with them. That will get them defensive and they will refuse to listen to you. Instead talk with them, guide them to the knowledge of what they are doing, that it is destructive and the proper course of action to take to free themselves of said sin. Again, that is why it is best to take a brother or sister with you who has walked that walk because when they speak they speak from experience. The sinning brother or sister will be more willing to listen to them.

That is why I believe so many councilors and psychiatrists fail: they go by theory instead of experience and their solution is to pump the patient full of drugs instead of dealing with the problem.  

Prayer: Oh please bless me and all other Christian councilors my Beloved Jehovah-Hoshe’ah (The Lord Saves) with Your divine wisdom, grace, meekness and humbleness to guide Your lost little sheep back to You while protecting us from the power of the wicked destroyer satan. I sincerely request this in the name of He who defeated satan on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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