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A Good and Perfect Father

God the Father loves us just as much as He loves His Son, Jesus Christ.

Since that is a true statement can we ever have another anxious thought or rebellious attitude toward Him?

Because our heavenly Father loves us with such love as He has for His Son He will not let us want for anything good in His divine will. He will take care of us in the very best possible manner (Psa. 23:1Eph. 1:3). It is absolutely safe to put our trust in a perfect Father.

“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust” (Psalm 103:13-14).

Jesus came to reveal the LORD God as a loving and kind Father (John 14:7-9Matt. 11:27).

It is only in the revelation of God by the Lord Jesus Christ that the idea of God the Father is fully developed.

The title “Father” is a distinguishing feature in the New Testament in the teaching of Jesus, especially in the Gospel of John. He reveals Jehovah God as Father. He is not the Father of all men, but only those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. “No one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6).

There is a distinction between God as our Creator and as Father to the believer.

God is a good and perfect Father (1 John 3:1-2John 10:1514:2Eph. 3:14Phil. 2:11).

We have been adopted and placed as His full-grown children in His family. He chose us to be His children; therefore we must allow Him to take care of the responsibilities as a caring Father.

Are we not worth more than many sparrows?

As a loving Father He always takes a greater care of His children (Matt. 6:24-2630-33).

God has revealed Himself as a true Father, full of love and mercy.

Do I respond to Him as His child?

The Father gives His very best to His children (Matt. 7:11Lk. 11:13). He even gives us His kingdom (Lk. 12:28-32). The context like Matthew chapter six speaks of all our needs. Our heavenly Father wants to give far more than we are able to receive.

Since this is true of our Father why should we fear coming to Him boldly and asking?

Why should we fear that He will fail to give us His very best?

If He failed to meet these needs of His children then His very integrity would be at stake. He will protect His Name because it reveals His perfect character. He will always give in such a manner that His Name will be glorified.

Will I do anything to cause others to doubt the integrity and trustworthiness of my heavenly Father?

Our doubting attitudes cast suspicion upon the faithfulness of our God.

Why would we dare libel our heavenly Father when we would never cast any suspicion on our earthly father?

Our responsibility is to trust a loving Father. We go through life as His children acting as if we were left orphans with no Father who cares about us. He is worthy of our confidence and absolute trust.

Have you taken time to acquaint yourself with your heavenly Father?

Do you know the “spirit of adoption” that cries out “Abba, Father”?

How tragic that many children are trapped by a “spirit of bondage.”

Am I willing to trust all my cares to my heavenly Father?

Why should I want to hold on to my fears, anxiety, and selfish cares when He is fully aware of all my most profound needs?

He is ready to meet them in the very best way possible.

One of the great needs we have is for security. The believer in Jesus Christ is eternally secure because there is a divine double grip around the believer (John 10:28-30). Jesus teaches us that no one can pluck us out of His secure hands, and “no one is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand: I and the Father are one.”

Have you come to know our great God and Savior as your Father?

Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006


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The Certainty of The

“We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.” A. W. Tozer


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Use it Carefully.



Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 New International Version

Do you notice the word “carefully” in this sentence?

Yes children need discipline but there is a difference between discipline and abuse. To beat or nag them or belittle them in public a child is abuse. To spank a child is discipline.

My mother used to spank us and send us to our room to think about what we had done, why it was wrong and to think of a good apology when we misbehaved. That method of reasoning has been carried throughout my life. In thinking about what I have done, why it is wrong and the correct way to make an apology.

Children need discipline or else how will they know right from wrong when they become adults?

Isn’t that the fundamental reason there are so many problems in society today?

Don’t you hate it when you see a screaming child in the supermarket because they can’t get what they want? A good swat soon stops that. How about when travelling long distance on a plane or bus. The parent tries to reason with the misbehaving child. The child laughs because they know there is no punishment and just keeps on misbehaving. Isn’t that annoying to everybody else on board?

My cousin tried that stunt with my grandma in a supermarket only once and he got a good swat for his efforts. He never tried that again with her.

Now of course when they become older like teenagers a different method is used such as taking away privileges.

As Christian we are emulate the greatest Teacher, Jesus Christ, for the best results. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah


Prayer: Jehovah Abba, please teach me to be a good parent like you. Teach me when and how to use the rod in order to raise Godly children which is a gift from you.
I humbly ask in the name of our big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

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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


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There are Two Ways Of



Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-31 New International Version

Remember the old pirate movies where they look through a spyglass.

Is that not the way many people look at conflicts?

Through one lens and that lens is their own opinion. They refuse to listen to anybody else. They speak, you listen. You speak, they don’t listen. It is called selective hearing and is the major problem in conflicts whether it is between parents and children (it is just as important for parents to listen to children as it is for children to listen to parents by the way), husbands and wives, or neighbors.

Instead it is important to look though binoculars to see the big picture.

We need to sit down with pen and paper and listen to what the other person has to say and write it down. While person A is speaking person B listens without interrupting and is writing down what is said. This is then repeated with person B speaking and person A listening.

Next try to look at how and why the other person feels the way they do.

If you cannot solve the problem between yourselves it is important to get someone who does not take sides and you both trust to mediate between you. You both agree to the mediator’s decision and act upon it. It is one thing to agree to it, it is just as important to act on it.

I have met many people that it was like talking to a wall. They pretended not to hear what I was saying because they didn’t care.

What I have learned is to inform them when they are just as willing to listen as they are to talk, we can continue. Then walk away. I do not give in to them no matter how much they pout like little babies, threaten and whine. Many times that means distancing myself from them. It has cost me many friendships but I am better off without them because they were very self centered and greedy.

Now of course it is different if you are married or it is parents and children living in the same place.

When I was a teacher and a student was naughty I did not scream and yell at them. I would sit them down and talk with them. They knew what they did was wrong. Just be patient with them. Once they admit what they did was wrong then we talk about how they can make it right. After that is settled we work on them making it right. If they were naughty to another student they would apologize to them in class. When they would have a difficult time doing this, teacher was right there softly encouraging them, informing them it was the right thing to do and I know you can do it. Then I would encourage the hurt child to forgive. Teacher would then give them big huggies and inform them he is proud of them. They love and respect teachers like that. I will tell you, the children in my classes were very well behaved. That is why I always got the worst classes. But, in two months there was a complete change.

So too is it necessary for us to do this with each other.

The Holy Spirit is the best mediator. He will show you how to heal a relationship and when to walk away. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (The Lord our provider) please provide me to have both eyes open to how to heal any broken relationship in my life. I ask in the name of He who has taught me to have eyes to see Jesus Christ. Amen.

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A Good Clear Conscience

One of the greatest blessings for the born again Christian is the deep sense of peace with God (Phil. 4:79Col. 3:15John 14:27).

The apostle Paul wrote, “I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing joint-testimony with me in the Holy Spirit . . .” (Romans 9:1).

Paul takes a triple oath here because of deep convictions regarding the salvation of the Jewish people. He makes a strong, positive affirmation in Christ, a negative statement that he is not lying, and the appeal to his conscience as a co-witness “in the Holy Spirit.” Paul looked to Christ and rejoiced; he looked at the Jewish people lost in sin and wept. Paul was willing to go to hell for the sake of his lost Jewish friends.

The conscience is that faculty of man that evaluates our actions, along with our thoughts that either accuse or excuse us of sin. Our conscience is an important part of human nature the world over. It is not an absolutely trustworthy indicator of what is right and wrong. We can have a “good” conscience (Acts 23:1); 1 Tim. 1:519), a “clear” conscience (Acts 24:161 Tim. 3:92 Tim. 1:3Heb. 13:18), or a “guilty” conscience (Heb. 10:22), a “corrupted” conscience (Titus 1:15), a “weak” conscience (1 Cor. 8:71012), or a “seared” conscience (1 Tim. 4:2).

The marvelous thing about the gospel is that “the blood of Christ” cleanses the conscience. The writer of Hebrews says, “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb.  9:14).

The conscience is the remains of God’s image in man after the fall of Adam. The universal fact of this inner voice is important. It is a divine law. Because we are sinners obedience to the voice of conscience must always be tested with an acceptance of the revealed will of God in the Scriptures (John 8:7-9Rom. 2:15-169:1Titus 1:13-15).

The apostle Paul warned, “Nothing is wholesome to those who are themselves unwholesome and who have no faith in God—their very minds and consciences are diseased” (Tit. 1:15, Phillips). The conscience is defiled because the light from both it and the Holy Spirit are refused.

The conscience in the born again believer is restored to its high position as the Christian studies and meditates on God’s revealed will in the Bible. For the mature Christian the witness of the conscience will be met by the witness of the Holy Spirit as to what pleases God (Rom. 9:1). We should seek to continually have “a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16).

May the Holy Spirit cleanse the deepest recesses of our hearts by the infinite purification that God alone can accomplish by means of the blood of Jesus Christ. May He make us sensitive to the slightest whisper of His Holy Spirit. His Spirit gives us a sense of disquiet when we are tempted. He makes us hate anything that will separate us from abiding fellowship with God.

To maintain a good, clear conscience that is sensitive to the Spirit of God we must confess every sin that we are conscious of and walk in the light of God’s Word. The Holy Spirit always uses God’s Word to reveal sin to us. When the conscience reproves listen to it, and confess the sin to God, claim His forgiveness based on the atoning death of Christ. The blood of Jesus cleanses us of all sin. Pray that the witness of your conscience and the witness of the Holy Spirit and the abiding presence of being “in Christ” becomes one. Hold “to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience” (1 Tim. 3:9).

Wil Pounds (c) 2006


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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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I Look Down to The

I look down to the book, and God speaks to me, and then I look up in prayer, and speak to the Lord, and in this way we keep up a holy talk with each other. Charles Spurgeon 


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He Will Send Us

The Lord is my rock, my protection, my Savior. My God is my rock. I can run to him for safety. He is my shield and my saving strength, my defender. Psalms 18:2 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

When we walk close with Christ He will send us The Holy Spirit to guide and protect us.

Do you need strength? Peace? Wisdom? Direction? Discipline? Ask for it! God will hear you and send you His helper, The Holy Spirit Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

There have been so many times The Holy Spirit has guided me away form disasters and from con men and women.

There has been so many times I thought my way was the better way and argued with The Holy Spirit because I thought He was wrong. Against my mind saying ignore His advice I obeyed and boy was I ever glad I did.

When we walk in obedience with The Holy Spirit , He will shield us from the arrows that the wicked fire at us ( words said to upset us because they think it is funny ) and many times He will guide us with words that pierce the wicked like a flaming arrow or words that convict them and it is like burning coals upon their perverted minds. They become insane and start yelling and screaming like someone who is insane.

There are so many times we are exhausted, confused and afraid.

The Holy Spirit blesses us with strength, and confidence to continue on to victory ( I find it is when we are the closest to victory that satan comes at us the hardest to cause us to fail ).

There has been so many times when it seems as if there are more of them than me and they have more power than me. Then, events happen that destroys them that cannot be explained. That is the hand of The Holy Spirit defending us ( boy have I ever experienced a lot of those ).

Obey The Holy Spirit even when it does not make sense. You will always be glad you did. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides Philippians 4:19 ) for blessing me with providing me with The Holy Spirit to guide me, comfort me, encourage me and strengthen me. He is the best. I praise You in the name of He whose precious blood made this possible Jesus Christ. Amen

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When I Wake Up, I Will

Because I have lived right, I will see your face. When I wake up, I will see your likeness and be satisfied. Psalms 17:15 The Holy Bible The New Century Version

I believe the author is describing waking up from the dead and being greeted by the loving arms of our cherished Jesus Christ.

I still do not know whether we go to sleep to awaken at the rapture or whether we go to the second Heaven when we die.

Either way I think satisfied is an understatement. We will be jubilant

Prayer: Oh my precious Jesus Immanuel (God is with us John 15:1-27 ) what sweet bliss it will be to see You face to face as we walk through the garden and share communion together in Heaven. In Your beautiful name I praise You for this ultimate ecstasy. Amen

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