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But, Poppa, Help Me To

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Colossians 3:13 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

Prayer: Oh Jehovah Elohay Selichot (God Of Forgiveness 1 John 1:9), forgiveness does not come naturally to me. Especially when the offender refuses to even admit what they did much less repent of it.

But, Poppa, help me to forgive others knowing we will all fall short and fail each other and You.

Please help me to be quick to admit when I am wrong and apologize with sincerity and love.

My mistakes and repentance is a platform to grow closer to You, Father.

Though it is hard to admit when I have made them, help me to bring them to You in humility.

I desire to model this love to those you have brought into my sphere .

You assure me I am always forgiven after I repent, and never loved less.

I pray for that loving grace to permeate in my life toward those that have offended me.

I humbly request this in the name of He who forgives the filthiest sinner upon repentance, Jesus Christ. Amen

This photo and article @ Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah 2022


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When We are Faithful Unto

When we are faithful unto Jehovah, He is innumerably more faithful unto us. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Adopted Children of God

The term “Son of God” refers preeminently to Jesus Christ’s deity (Matt. 11:25-2716:16-17). He alone is one in substance and glory with God the Father. Believers in Christ, although “adopted” are never on a par with the uncreated, divine Son of God.

“Adoption” is the term the apostle Paul uses to describe the act of the Holy Spirit whereby the believing sinner becomes a member of God’s family, with all the privileges and obligations of family members.

We were “children of wrath” by nature (Eph. 2:3). However, those upon whom God bestows His saving grace become the “children of God.”

The word adoption in the New Testament means to place as an adult son. It was a term used in the Roman legal practice in the apostle Paul’s day referring to a legal action by which a person takes into his family a child not his own, with the purpose of treating him as and giving him all the privileges of an own son. An adopted child was legally entitled to all rights and privileges of a natural-born child. Paul uses it as an illustration of the act of God giving a believing sinner, who is not His natural child, a position as His adult son in His family. The emphasis is on the legal position of the child of God.

It is the Holy Spirit who is called “the Spirit of adoption” who performs the act of placing the believing sinner as an adult into the family of God. “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Rom. 8:15)

The adopted child lost all rights and privileges in his old family and gained all the rights of a legitimate son in his new family. He got a new father, and he became the heir to his new father’s estate. He became co-heir with the other sons. In the eyes of the law the old life was completely wiped out. All debts were completely cancelled. He was absolutely the son of his new father. It was carried out in the presence of seven witnesses.

What a glorious privilege is ours to be the absolute possession of the Father! We have already as believers in Christ been placed in the family of God and are led by the Holy Spirit as the adult sons of God. The apostle John describes our experience as God’s children who have been born into His family by the new birth (Jn. 1:121 Jn. 3:1-2).

Moreover, Romans 8:23 tells us “we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” At the Second Coming of Christ our resurrected bodies will be glorified and will then possess all our inheritance that the sonship involves.

Galatians 4:4-6 and Ephesians 1:5 make it clear that we cannot lose our adoption. Because Jesus Christ paid the penalty of our sin debt in full, nothing stands in the way of a just God regenerating a believing sinner and placing him as His child in His family. The Holy Spirit as “the Spirit of adoption” also places a saved sinner in a legal standing in God’s family. The adopted son has all the rights and privileges of God’s only begotten Son. God the Father loves the adopted child just as much as He loves His only begotten Son.

“We are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:26). As a result of God’s adopting us we are just as eternal and secure in our relationship with Him as His only-begotten Son. All the security and loveliness of God’s Son is ours as His adopted sons. The Holy Spirit imparts to us the divine nature and places us in the family of God in accordance to His unchanging laws.

This is our new standing before the LORD God. He accepts us into His family, who by nature do not belong to it, and places those who are not His sons originally into a right relationship with Him with all the privileges of that new family relationship.

Jesus Christ alone is the Son of God by nature. We can never have the same relationship He has as the unique Son of God. The word “adoption” distinguishes those who are made sons of God from the only-begotten Son of God. The Holy Spirit, however, creates in the believing sinner a new nature. We have not only the new status as sons, but also the heart of true sons. Our adoption is the act of God’s pure goodness and grace of His will to the praise of His glory.

Selah!


Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006

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With Confidence That He Will

I asked the Lord for help, and he answered me. He saved me from all that I feared. Psalm 34:4 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

If you do not ask, you will not receive. It is such a simple recipe for success yet most refuse to use it.

Why, you may ask?

It can be best summed up in one word: pride.

Most men and women foolishly believe it would be below them to ask for help. I have seen so many fools suffer needlessly because of this disease.

And of course being to full of pride they blame everyone but themselves for their hardships which they cause themselves.

Now the wise men and women are humble and call out unto our Heavenly Poppa when trouble comes our way with confidence that He will answer us.

This not only calms our fears but blesses us with courage to step out into the unknown with confidence The Holy Spirit is walking right there beside us.

A fool is his own worse enemy while a wise man and woman depend upon our Heavenly Poppa to guide us through difficult times. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4 GOD My Helper ) help me to instruct the proud to become humble so that they may benefit for Your loving kindness. I humbly request this in the name of my humble, generous King Jesus Christ. Amen

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The Lord Gives

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalms 29: 11 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

We all go through hard times and when we are Christians we will go through all lot of even tougher times.

As the world hated Jesus, so too do they hate us and will make our lives as terrible as they can.

When you serve Christ, as every Christian does, you will experience a lot of difficult impossible situations where you fall on your knees crying to God: “ I can’t take this anymore.” Many times you may even be suicidal. That is when The Holy Spirit comes and blesses us with not only peace but strength to carry on. This peace is all enveloping and comforting like nothing else can compare. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24 The LORD our Peace ) for blessing me with the most supreme peace there ever is. It is all encompassing. I praise You in the name of The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Amen

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The Best Therapy For

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

I have found that beginning each prayer request with praise for the gifts Poppa has given me has been the best therapy for worry, fear or aggravation. By the time I finish praising Poppa my confidence in Him strengthens me, calms me and assures me everything is in His steady hands.

There is no need to worry or be afraid because He has whatever is agitating us covered.

There is no need to be aggravated because either He will solve the problem for us or teach us how to master it ourselves or with the help of The Holy Spirit.

It is something I really do not understand but am deeply grateful for.

When we learn to give thanks first most of our distresses melts away like a snowman in the Sahara desert at noon. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Christ’s peace means:  pe-ace… place each aggravation at Christ’s feet…expectantly!

Prayer: Oh my precious Jehovah Jireh (Genesis 22:14 The LORD Shall Provide ) may I always have my hand out in gratitude for Your generous gifts You have abundantly blessed me with before I have my hand out asking for more. I humbly ask this in the name of He who had His two hands out on a cross to bless me with eternal salvation Jesus Christ. Amen

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You are Under a Curse.

“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!

“But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’

“You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me. You are under a curse. Malachi 3:8–9 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

Yes Jehovah still considers tithing a duty ( which is an act of love and appreciation for the gifts Jehovah blesses us with ).

So, when you refuse to tithe you are being arrogant and ungrateful towards Jehovah.

Why should He bless you if you do not appreciate either Him nor the gifts?

Now when we give we are to give wisely at the guidance of The Holy Spirit.

So instead of giving for a so called charity where the CEO makes millions and you fan your ego by feeling good perhaps The Holy Spirit will guide you to give to support a Christian Bible School.

If you are poor The Holy Spirit may guide you to help clean up the animal waste at a local animal adoption agency ( it is not pretty nor glorious but they do need the help ).

Give, but give wisely. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah El Deah (God of knowledge. Romans 11:33 ) bless me with the knowledge of where, when and how much to give so that it will go to the proper places You desire it to go. I humble request this in the name of He who knew His gift to us could only be accomplished on the cross, Jesus Christ. Amen

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We Rejoice Because In

The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him. Psalm 64:10

We rejoice because in our obedience the Holy Spirit leads us away from destructive thoughts, words and actions.

The fruit of this is peace, love, joy, wisdom, patience, self control and a deeper loving relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and The Holy Spirit.

How can we not help but praise them for such an amazing gift?

Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Acceptable to God

How can a sinful person ever be acceptable to a holy God?

God takes sin seriously; it will be severely punished unless atonement is acceptable according to God’s standard.

Sin is a barrier that separates a person from God. In the Old Testament God dealt with man’s sin by substitution (Lev. 1:44:207:7; Lev. 16).

In the New Testament sin is still a serious problem because everyone has sinned and come short of God’s expectation (Rom. 3:23). Moreover, an eternal hell awaits all who sin (Mk. 9:43Lk. 12:5Rom. 6:23).

It is the will of God that everyone come to repentance and be saved from the wrath of God (Jn. 3:16Rom. 5:82 Pet. 3:9-10). Salvation is accomplished by what God has done in the person and work of Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul wrote, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Cor. 5:19). This reconciliation was accomplished by the death of Christ. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, how much more, since we have been reconciled, will we be saved by his life?” (Rom. 5:10 NET). The death of Christ is absolutely essential to our salvation. Only the death of Christ can save us from our sins and the eternal punishment we deserve.

Jesus gave His life as “a ransom for many” (Mk. 10:45) because “God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21 NET).

The sacrifice of animals could not “take away sins” (Heb. 10:4). However, the sacrifice of Jesus did what was impossible for animal sacrifices to accomplish. “By his will we have been made holy through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (v. 10 NET). “But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice” (9:26b NET).

By His death Jesus Christ paid the sinner’s debt in full and that death turns away the wrath of God (Rom. 3:25). Because Jesus paid sin’s due penalty God can be both a just and holy God, and at the same time justify the person who has faith in Him (v.26). “For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (6:23 NET).

How did Christ redeem us? “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’)” (Gal. 3:13 NET). It was as a sacrificial substitute “having become a curse for us” that he redeems us. Therefore, we can stamp across our sin debt: “PAID IN FULL!”

Jesus bought us while we were in the slave market of sin, paid the price in full, and set us free to live the Christian life (Eph. 1:71 Cor. 6:20Gal. 5:1). He purchased us with His own blood (Eph. 1:71 Pet. 1:18-19). Because our sin has been dealt with completely we are now free to serve the LORD God. We no longer have to be preoccupied with sin, guilt and punishment. It has been dealt with in the blood of Jesus and we can focus on serving him with a clear conscience.

We have entered into a new covenant with God in Christ (Heb. 9:11-15). Jesus entered “the greater and more perfect tabernacle . . . through His own blood . . . once and for all, having obtained eternal redemption” (Heb. 9:11-12). The effect is it cleanses our conscience from dead works to serve the living God (v. 14).

We are now irrevocably the children of God, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:15-1729-39Gal. 4:6Phil. 1:162 Tim. 1:12Jn. 5:241 Jn. 5:134:135:10).

“All these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18 NET). We share with others what God has done in reconciling us to Himself.

We have a right relationship with God, the forgiveness of our sins, and eternal life because Christ has taken our place, doing what we could never do for ourselves.

Christ paid our debt in full; our part is simply to accept that great salvation by faith. It is God’s free gift to the believing sinner.Selah!


Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006


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Then His Hand Will Be

If you rebel against the Lord’s commands and refuse to listen to him, then his hand will be as heavy upon you. 1 Samuel 12:15 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

To have the Lord’s hand heavy upon you means He will punish you.

Let this put to rest the satanic lie that Jehovah loves us unconditionally.

Yes, He has rules of conduct and we are expected to obey them.

And what exactly are these rules?

Well, there are only two.

Number one is that you do not have any god equal to much less superior to Him.

If a wife had a lover equal to her husband how do you think the husband would fell? Imagine how much more fury there is in Jehovah heart.

You are to love each other.

This is not wishy washy love but love also means correcting another when they are doing wrong.

So if a mother catches her child abusing a younger sibling that refuses to listen to her when told to stop do you not think punishment will be promptly forth coming from a loving mature mother?

Therefore when we see someone living a destructive life of homosexuality do you not think it is our duty ( which is an act of love ) to respectfully, lovingly correct them instead of staying quiet for fear of being accused of being intolerant?

Yes, we are to be intolerant towards destructive lifestyles. Now, it is the others choices to love that way or live a perverted lifestyle but we are to protect them from forcing that upon innocent children.

Prayer: Oh please Jehovah Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge Isaiah 33:22 ) bless me with the proper words to convince those walking in intentional, habitual sin to turn from this lifestyle less they suffer immensely in this life and suffer eternal damnation in the eternal one. I sincerely request this in the name of the loving King who will hurl the wicked into eternal Hell, Jesus Christ. Amen

Article and photo @ Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah 2022