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You are Quick To

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“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would” (Gal. 5:17). The Holy Bible, New International Version

Here is where the most brutal battle is fought.

No it is not some famous place like Dunkirk, Vimy Ridge or Nanjing.

It is the no holds barred fight between Spirit and flesh.

Flesh can be considered lust and self serving.

Spirit is of course the Holy Spirit.

The battle occurs every day. Sometimes it is little battles, sometimes it is horrible battles. Think of an alcoholic recovering from his hellish addiction.

The flesh battles the Spirit. And says: “Come on, you have recovered, one drink won’t hurt.

” Or “remember all the fun we had on those drunken parties?”

The Spirit says “Remember all the hangovers and depression, shame experienced when you sobered up?”

How about gossiping? Yeah let’s gossip about______ (fill in the blank).

Let’s hop in the sack with ___.

The list goes on and on.

Let’s cheat on a test at school (where the laugh is on you because you are only cheating yourself).

The flesh says “Let’s serve ourselves, no matter who we hurt.”

The Spirit says “Live by Gods Laws. Do to other people what you would like them to do to you. Do not do to other people what you do not want them to do to you.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Romans 13:9 The Holy Bible, New International Version

It is hard and many times we fail.

The wonderful thing is when we sincerely apologize to Jesus for our failures and try not to do them again. When we get the help needed by counseling and taking it to God in prayer we are not only forgiven, we grow stronger in our love and respect for the big three:

God our kind gracious and loving Father, Jesus Christ our Savior King and best friend (just think of that, you have the most powerful king as your best friend if you want Him to be) and the Holy Spirit our mentor, healer and comforter.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (John 5:4). The Holy Bible, New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohay Selichot (God Of Forgiveness) that when we mess up and fess up You are quick to forgive and forget. Thank you for using these circumstances to mature my loving relationship with You. I exalt You in the name of He whose blood made forgiveness possible 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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The deep breath.

HOLY SPIRITS POWER

 Make every effort to add to your faith … self-control … 2 Peter 1:5-6 The Holy Bible, New Living Translation

How do you Keep self control?

Most times when I feel a situation getting out of control I just step back and take a few deep breaths.

It is important to keep self control, ESPECIALLY, when teaching.

Sometimes as frustrating as it is people just do not see the obvious, through no fault of their own. Then it is time to just drop it and pray they will come to understand what you are saying. Usually the students get it with in a few weeks of contemplating it.

Sometimes however, when the frustration is overwhelming and they are being a pain in the butt and being antagonist I slam my fist into a wall.(EDITORS NOTE: I do not do this any more. Now I merely inform them if they want to learn they are welcome in my class. If they do not want to learn, there is the door, do not slam it on the way out. Some leave, which makes the class better, the ones that stay straighten right up)

It is not in anger, it is releasing the frustration. It gets their attention and they back away. It is not that they do not understand, it is that they do not WANT to understand. Then just walk away.

If they are stubborn and refuse to see it any way but their way I just call it like it is:” You are stupid and stubborn. I will not speak to you until you apologize and are willing to maturely discuss this.” Don’t talk with them for a couple of days. They usually come around. Stupidness and stubbornness goes together like smoking and cancer. Trying to reason with a stubborn soul is like talking to a wall. I do not waste my time talking to walls.

Sometimes they are just too self centered and then it is best to avoid them altogether because they will do nothing but bring you anger, pain and frustration.

My motto is “Avoid aggressive, self centered people. They will only pollute your heart with anger and sadness.” Joseph a son of Jehovah                                              It has held me in good steed.

Now if it is an addiction get counseling.

Find out why you have that addiction and remove it from you. If you are a drug addict or alcoholic that will mean giving up your friends. They will only continue to pull you back down into that cesspool again. Sometimes the addiction is too strong for you to conquer and that is the time to completely surrender it to Jesus. I did and He instantly defeated my addiction and I have not returned in over ten years. Now, He may or may not instantly relieve you like He did me.

Editors note: since writing this article I have been taught by the Holy Spirit to pray when feeling like losing control. He either calms me down or encourages me to immediately remove myself from the situation which is causing me to lose my self control.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) – Psalm 27:1 for blessing me with the strength, sensitivity to know when I am being baited and the wisdom to either leave the situation or the wisdom to use the right words to defend myself and defeat the wicked foe. I exalt You in the name of He whose words both healed and cut like a knife Jesus Christ. Amen May

Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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Heavenly Father

BE STILL

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7  The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

Here is a great prayer to contemplate upon when the rough waters of life come crashing down upon you.

Heavenly Father
I may not understand how everything will work out, but I trust you.
I don’t see a way, but I know you will make a way.
I have faith at this very moment you are touching hearts, opening doors, and lining up the right break and opportunities.
Things look dark and bleak now, but I have faith that my dawn is coming!
In Jesus’ name, Amen! Anonymous

Why not write this down and carry it with you so that it will be with you when the storms of life come thundering upon you.

I do not know where life I am going in life but rather follow the one that is leading me, His name is Jesus. Joseph a son of Jehovah

May you be blessed with abundant joy in your heart filled with love and your life overflowing with laughter every day this year. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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The Warrior’s Prayer:

HAVE COURAGE

The Warrior’s Prayer:

Heavenly Father, this day Your child clothes himself with Your battle gear as I prepare for battle.
I claim victory this day and every day by putting on Jehovahs armor.

I put on the girdle of truth, which is the Bible, so that satan cannot con me with his lies.

Next comes the breastplate of righteousness which is the blood of Christ.that protects me heart from evil so that I will remain holy.

After that comes the shoes of peace that walks the road of love, compassion and respect for others.. This will be a beacon that guide others to my Beloved Jesus.

Then I pick up the shield of faith, which means trust. I completely trust Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit loves me, they care about me and are always there with me. No lie nor deceit of satan can ever pierce this shield.

The helmet of salvation is placed upon my head so that my thoughts words and deeds are concentrated upon Christ’s salvation so that I am His devoted humble servant. In my other hand is the Sword of the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) which is a double edged sword of power to resist satan as it slashes deep into the wicked heart of satan when he tempts me. Now I have the complete armor of Jehovah on and am prepared to live a victorious day this day and every day by the grace of Jehovah   

Jehovahs armor cannot ever be defeated. Every Christian must put it on every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Gador Milchamah (The Lord is Mighty in Battle)  Psalms 24:8 for blessing me with the impenetrable armor to defeat satan with. Please bless me that You will remind me to put it on every morning. I exalt You in the name of He who defeated satan on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen

May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah

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The Will of God Will Never.

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 The will of God will never take me,
Where the grace of God cannot keep me,
Where the arms of God cannot support me,
Where the riches of God cannot supply my needs,
Where the power of God cannot endow me.

The will of God will never take me,
Where the spirit of God cannot work through me,
Where the wisdom of God cannot teach me,
Where the army of God cannot protect me,
Where the hands of God cannot mold me.

The will of God will never take me,
Where the love of God cannot enfold me,
Where the mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for me.

The will of God will never take me,
Where the comfort of God cannot dry my tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed me,
Where the miracles of God cannot be done for me,
Where the omnipresence of God cannot find me.

–Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for taking me on the most incredible adventure there could ever be. I eagerly await the ultimate adventure that You will take on in the right time, the adventure of spending eternity with You. I praise You in the name of He who I intently anticipate guiding me around You Heavenly Home 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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If We Neglect It

NO DOMINION

 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation, the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ for this will bring much glory and praise to God. Philippians 1:11 The Holy Bible, New Living Translation

We need to continuously work at maintaining a righteous character. If we neglect it the devil will creep in and choke to to death in our spirit. Woe be unto anyone who allows that to happen. This is a daily chore we can only succeed at with the help of the Holy Spirit. Only He knows the devils sneaky deviousness ways and helps protect us from it and to guide us away from those temptations.

It does not matter if you are a baby in Christ or if you are a long time member of Jehovahs family. None are too strong nor intelligent enough to protect ourselves from the deceiver.

“What would really be terrifying to most folks when they look into the mirror in not their face but their character. Perhaps that is why most folks do not like to look in their eyes in the mirror.” Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Holy Spirit Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) I Cor 1:30 always bless me to be sensitive to Your guidance every moment of every day to protect me from falling for the sneaky wiles of the deceiver and forfeit not only my peace of mind and spirit but also to protect me from forfeited my most cherished gift, that of being a part of the Holy family of Jehovah, Jesus and You. Our relationship is the utmost of importance in my life. I sincerely request this in the name of He who never fell for satans tricks Jesus Christ. Amen

Christ blesses us with love, peace and joy. May you be blessed with many opportunities to share these with others today.   Joseph a son of Jehovah 

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A Shelter For

DELIVERANCE COMES FROM THE LORD

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:9-10 The Holy Bible, New Living Translation

The longer we walk with Christ the more we are assured that He will never leave us nor forsake us no matter what the situation.

Jesus cares, Jesus is always there. Joseph a son of Jehovah

That is the rock that has been my firm foundation during the most severe hurricanes that has come crashing into my life.

Now, when we see those whose faith is weak we are to share these experiences with them to strengthen and encourage them.

Prayer: Please Holy Spirit Immeku (The Lord Is With You) Judges 6:12 remind me of how You walked with me through oh so many trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares and dangers in the past so that I will have complete confidence in you whenever they come upon me in the future. Because this will cause my heart to sing for joy knowing you are there, you care and you have total control over the situation.

 

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

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