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Abiding in Christ

Jesus Christ offers every believer His life. It is like the life of a vine whereby the branches draw their life from the trailing plant. The believer shares in the life of the Vine.

The soul of the believer is in Christ and through our vital union with Him we receive spiritual nourishment. The Christian life is like the entwined vine with every fiber “like the ivy in an ancient wall.”

The Christian is permitted to enjoy “such ravishing tastes of heavenly joys” in Christ.

Brainerd described the life in the Vine as “lively acting of a holy temper and heavenly disposition, such vigorous exercise of that divine love which cast out fear.”

The apostle Paul described this deep entering into the divine life of Christ for him as to live and to die, “for to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” It is, “Not I, but Christ.”

Jonathan Edwards described it as “a calm, sweet abstraction of soul from all the concerns of this world; and sometimes a kind of vision or fixed idea of being alone in the mountains, or some solitary wilderness far from all mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God.”

Uninterrupted communion with Christ is the hunger and desire of every born again Spirit-filled believer in Christ Jesus.

We are in Christ by faith and therefore one with Him in unchangeable justification which enwraps the root, branches, leaves and fruit into one vine.

Christ our Vine is not limited, and we are only limited by our being available to Him. Why should we therefore limit God? It is easy to get involved in “show and tell” forms of legalism that emphasize seeking fruit from without instead from within. We look for adornments instead of the fruit of the Spirit.

“All that Christ has now becomes the property of the believing soul; all that the soul has, becomes the property of Christ,” writes Luther. We are one with Christ.

The secret to fellowship and fruitfulness in the Christian life is abiding in Christ. “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.” This is not salvation; it is communion. We are to live such lives that Christ will continue to abide in us. This is our responsibility. You cannot separate these two abidings because it is necessary for this vital union in Christ.

We abide by being available to Him and obedient to His Word. We can never be kept from sin and in intimate fellowship with Him except by careful attention to God’s Word. The Holy Spirit applies His word to our daily lives and the blood of Jesus continues to cleanse us of all sin. This is the Father’s pruning effort upon our daily lives.

“Apart from Me you can do nothing.” Without Christ the most eloquent preaching and Bible discussion will be like a bottle of mist that quickly evaporates into thin air.

Without Him we can do nothing. Let those words penetrate to the depths of your soul.

I am nothing; Christ is everything.

To “abide in Christ” is a conscious experience. The fact that our lives are producing the fruit of the Spirit demonstrates that we are “in” Christ and abiding in Him. The fruit of Christ’s character in us is expressed in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. When we look into the face of Jesus that is what we see.

When our Lord says: Abide in Me He is talking about the will, about the choices and the decisions we make. It is a volitional choice we make whereby we decide to do that which exposes us to Him and keeps us in contact with Him. We have been placed into Christ by the Holy Spirit. Now we must choose to maintain that fellowship by the decisions we make. We choose to expose ourselves to His Word in order to learn about Him and to relate to Him.

To remain in union with Christ, to abide in Christ, to dwell or continue in Him means you are already in Him. To “abide in Christ” is for those who are “in Christ.” Have you come to a saving knowledge of Christ? Are you in Him?Selah!

Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006

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That is Why I do Not

If they gossip about others to you, think of what they will say about you when you are not there. That is why I do not waste my time with gossipers. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah


Such a Special Treasure

Faithful friends are few and far between which makes them such a special treasure. Jesus is my best friend. Who is yours? Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

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He Will Not Leave Those Who

Those who know the Lord trust him,because he will not leave those who come to him.Psalms 9: 10 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

Just as with any relationship, it takes time to know Jesus’ character and to know Him personally.

Through this journey we all learn to trust Him more and more as we mature in our relationship with Him.

There will be so many times we feel as if everyone has deserted us.

That is when we go to Christ and we over time, become more and more confident, that He will never leave us nor desert us.

There has been so many times I felt as if everyone has deserted me but Jesus. Then it slowly became evident that I do not need anyone but Jesus when times are tough. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12 The LORD Is with You ) for blessing me with The Holy Spirit to always walk with me through both the good times and the tough ones. That is such a comforting knowledge to me every day. I praise You in the name of He with whom I look forward to walking through the garden with in Heaven, Jesus Christ. Amen

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Is All About Relationships With

Christianity is all about relationships with God and with others. David Watson


I Will be Happy Because Of

I will be happy because of you;God Most High, I will sing praises to your name. Psalms 9:2 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

Have you ever in exuberant joy sung songs to Jehovah, Jesus or The Holy Spirit?

I have many times.

Have you ever been happy because of your relationship with Jehovah, Jesus or The Holy Spirit?

I have many times.

I love to express my love and adoration towards the beautiful Trinity by playing melodies of love to them on my flute, usually at sunrise or sun set or while sitting beside a gentle waterfalls.

Many times I start just singing simple tunes to them that comes out in joyous thunderous exhalations of love and joy.

Many times while walking on a trail or working in the garden I just sing bright little diddlies for them of my gratitude and love for them like a child walking with their most special friend.

How about you?

Where do you sing your best praises to Jehovah, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit? Feeling blue?

Sing a song of love to Jesus and experience His Divine joy permeate you through and through. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Oh Poppa Jehovah El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4 GOD My Exceeding Joy ), my greatest joy comes from singing songs of praise, love and joy to You who bless me with a precious treasure of Heavenly joy at being the God of my life. I praise You in the name of the sunshine of my heart, Jesus Christ. Amen

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To be My Companions.

I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Psalms 101: 6 The Holy Bible The New Living Translation

I am glad that I take it slow in relationships.

Because of that I have avoided a lot of unnecessary pain and heartache. That goes for friendship and for love affairs.

Friendship takes time to nurture and grow but when Jehovah blesses you with one, you are eternally grateful for the gift.

When someone tries to manipulate you into doing something like lending them money my reply is that if you were a true friend you would be respectful and accept my caution in not giving you what you want. If they want something a quick way to see if they are sincere is to make a written contract. If they accuse you of not trusting them just explain that trust is earned not given. If you intend upon honouring your word why do you reject putting it in writing?

Stay away from those parasites because they are users and abusers. The only time they want anything to do with you is when they want something from you while offering nothing in return.

The number of friends I have I can count on one hand. I can also always count on them to respect me and help me. They are worth more than a thousand good time friends. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Faithful friends are few and far between which makes them such a special treasure. Jesus is my best friend. Who is yours? Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Pyrrand ( God my friend John 15:14 ) for blessing me with the most special friendship there could ever be and thank you for those with whom You have brought into my life to be true friends as well. I praise You in Your most gracious name. Amen

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We Need Nothing More For

When we have Christ in our daily lives, we need nothing more for satisfaction. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

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You Must Believe in the Four

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved Acts 16:31 The Holy Bible The New Living Version

Now you must believe in the four if you believe in salvation.

One there is no other way of salvation except by Jesus Christ. All your good works are worthless without Him.

Two, believe that Jesus Christ wants to be your best friend. Friends need to share time together for the relationship to mature. Spend time with your best friend every day.

Three, once you accept Jesus Christ as your saviour that means you are now a free will servant of His. You are not obligated to serve Him, you do so out of love. This means not your will be done but rather Christs will be done in every aspect of your life.

Four, once you accept Jesus Christ as your saviour, you are now a part of a royal family and must live by the manner expected of a child of God.

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12The Holy Bible The New Living Version

We must accept the four principals of salvation or it is meaningless. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hoshe’ah ( The Lord Saves Psalm 20:9 ) for sending me The Holy Spirit to teach me and help me fulfill the fours steps to salvation. I praise You in the name of He whose blood made my salvation the most precious gift I have ever received, Jesus Christ. Amen

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Love and Truth Belong To

I will listen to God the Lord. He has ordered peace for those who worship him. Don’t let them go back to foolishness. God will soon save those who respect him, and his glory will be seen in our land. Love and truth belong to God’s people; goodness and peace will be theirs. On earth people will be loyal to God, and God’s goodness will shine down from heaven. Psalm 85:8-11 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

Once you become a member of Jehovahs family, satan and his minions will do everything they can to destroy that loving relationship.

He will make you think of the good old days.

If they were so good why did you leave them for Jesus?

Do not hang out with those old friends.

Instead of watching the filthy garbage on TV or the internet. Why not listen to godly sermons by Charles Stanley or Allister Begg, or John MacArthur?

Instead of that satanic garbage they call music today ( listen to the words and see what they are saying and see if you still want to listen to that crap) why not listen to the old hymns and sing them back to Jesus.

See how much more enjoyable they are.

When you do these The Holy Spirit will bless you with Heavenly love, joy and peace ( He certainly does me ).

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Shalom (The Lord blesses with Peace Isaiah 9:6, Romans 8:31-35 ) for blessing me with Your Divine peace when I listen and obey You. When the storms of life come thundering down all around me and I get down on my knees and cry out unto You, You bless me with the most soft, beautiful serenade of love that pacifies me heart and soul. I thank you oh most lovely One in the name of The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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