Empathy is your pain in my heart. Halford E. Luccock
You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 The Holy Bible The New Living Testament
Have you ever had anyone one wordpress follow you just so you will click their articles or buy something from them but they never read or like your articles? Then why are they following you? Because they want you to give them something while they give you nothing in return.
The same is true of all of the false Christians.
The only reason they “ follow “ Jesus is because they want something from Him. They never offer Him anything, the only time they want to talk with Him is when they want something from Him and when He gives them their request they are too selfish, lazy and arrogant to even say thank you much less offer something in return.
Maybe you are not receiving anything from Jesus because you are ungrateful and offer Him nothing in exchange. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Seleh. Seleh means to stop and think about it. Let’s think about how many times we have thanked Jehovah for His gifts whether they be big or small. Let us stop and think of how many times we have offered our time, resources and or labour to Him as a gift of love and appreciation.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireth (Genesis 22:14 The LORD Shall Provide ) for abundantly providing for my material and spiritual needs every day. Thank you for blessing me with The Holy Spirit who gently enlightens me to each blessing so I may show proper respect and appreciation for them and joyfully thank You for each of them. I praise You in the name of the greatest gift You have blessed me with, Jesus Christ. Amen
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“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5).
The Christian faith of the first century of Christianity was centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. The preeminence of Christ was the focus of the early preaching in the church. Christianity is Christ, and as in many other passages, Philippians 2:5-11 makes this emphatically clear.
Even before His incarnation, Jesus was in the form of God and was equal to God. Jesus Christ eternally possesses all of God’s attributes. He is God. “He existed in the form of God” (v. 6), is not referring to a bodily appearance, but is a strong way of proclaiming the deity of Jesus Christ. His deity never alters or changes.
Jesus, in His high priestly prayer the night before His crucifixion, referred to His “glory which I even had with You before the world was” (John 17:5). He was referring to the glory He enjoys on par with His heavenly Father. The apostle John wrote of this same pre-incarnate glory in John 1:1-4, 14.
The event that staggers the mind almost beyond comprehension is the fact that the Second Person of the Trinity laid aside the manifestation of His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a common household slave. He became flesh. He is the God-man. He was fully God and fully man. He is God in the flesh. The Word became flesh, and pitched His tent in our very midst, testifies the apostle John (1:14,18). The one who enjoyed glory that was inherently His throughout eternity past “did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men” (v. 7).
Jesus Christ exists eternally as the Second Person of the Godhead, and as such He is equal with God the Father. Everything the LORD God Almighty is, so is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Before He became flesh, Jesus Christ shared to the full the divine nature and was clothed with the splendor that always surrounded God’s person. He was identical with God both inwardly and outwardly. When Jesus became flesh, what remained was God’s glory in the inward sense because even in His flesh Jesus was God and retained that full divine nature.
The Second Person of the Godhead Jesus Christ was not selfish. He did not cling to the outward glory of His deity, “But emptied Himself,” not of His divinity, but the outward visible manifestation of it. He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. He made nothing of Himself. He was obedient to His heavenly Father as a bond-slave. He only limited Himself of His outward visible glory because He was still God.
In addition to being God, Jesus took on “the form of a bond servant.”
The essential attributes of God were unchangeable and unchanging. The essential nature of Jesus Christ is the same as the essential nature of God. The nature of Jesus is the nature of God. The “form” signifies that which in God never alters and never changes.
Jesus laid aside His divine privileges and became the servant of Jehovah. The Son of God became the Servant of God. “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (v. 8).
Jesus Christ gave up the glory and honor of heaven to become one of us so He could die as our substitute and provide a means whereby God could offer us eternal life. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).
No one with a spiritually discerning mind can read those words without a deep sense of thanksgiving gratitude for a humble and obedient Savior. “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). He was humble and obedient even unto death.
Do you have this humble attitude of Jesus? When we have that attitude toward ourselves, we will, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4). That is the mind of Christ in the Christian. It is a humble attitude of denying self, bearing the cross of Christ daily, and doing the will of God at all costs.Selah!
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006 Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author’s written consent. Pause – reflect- just think of that!
Our prayers are enriched when filled with praise and sincere supplication for others. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Philippians 2:4 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Once we become Christians we become servants of our King, Jesus Christ.
How do we serve Jesus?
By being obedient unto The Holy Spirits guidance on where and how to serve others.
There are so many lonely seniors today you can help, so many refugee’s that need help assimilating into our society, children that need tutors. The list is endless and The Holy Spirit knows where, when and how you are best suited to help.
In each of these opportunities there is also an opportunity to share Jesus with those you are serving.
So, not only are you helping them physically and mentally, you are helping them spiritually.
You want fulfillment in life? Than learn to serve the Lord by serving others. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4 GOD My Helper ) for blessing with sending The Holy Spirit to help lead me to those in need of help. This endeavour blesses me to give back to You through serving others as Jesus’ free will servant. I praise You in the name of He who showed us how to be good servants, Jesus Christ Amen
SELAH! Pause – reflect- just think of that!
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God’s giving deserves our thanksgiving. Unknown
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
If we love God we’ll love His children. A. W. Tozer
One reason Christ allows you to suffer is so that you will comfort others when they go through the same storm. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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
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