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You can Endure It.

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Holy Bible, New King James Version

We all have addictions, that is why we need the power of Christ within us to be victorious over them. Joseph- Anthony: Green

We are all addicted to something and many have more that one so please do not behave as if you are the only one suffering from yours. The Bible confirms it with- No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. Those of us who are Christians have the greatest power to conquer them in the power of the Holy Spirit. Now He may heal you instantly like He did my alcoholism or He may guide you to resources to help you conquer it like He did my smoking addiction but He will always be faithful to guide you to the road to recovery.

Do you believe that God is near? He wants you to. He wants you to know that He is in the midst of your world. Wherever you are as you read these words, He is present.–Max Lucado

The temptation will never leave you for good. Sometimes it will be subtle and sometimes it will be strong to return to your addiction but the Holy Spirit will always bless you with knowledge and strength to defeat the devils snare.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 Holy Bible, New King James Version

Prayer: For the addicted:Oh please merciful Father in Heaven bless me with the Holy Spirits presence in my life to conquer this addiction. I know that it is too strong for me but that nothing is too strong for you. Please guide me to the resources needed to help me with this problem and the strength to be obedient unto your leading.

For the recovered addict: Thank you oh my amazing Father for smashing the chains of my addiction. Please help me to continue to walk in this freedom and bless me with Your powerful strength and wisdom to defeat the wicked one when he comes a knocking. I humbly request this and thank you in the name of He who has forever conquered all demons of addiction Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.

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Their Minds and Consciences are Corrupted.

KEEP YOUR HEART

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Titus 1:15 New International Version.                                                                           It starts out as small as a dandelion seed but soon completely infests the mind.

What is it?

Sin.

Sin is a strong weed that will destroy the good garden of life if permitting to take seed. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

What is the best weed killer for sin?

It is to admit it is stronger that we are, if the proper steps are not taken it will smother the joy out of our live and will slowly destroy us.

What are the necessary steps we must take?

It is to surrender it to Jehovah and to pray for the Holy Spirits guidance and power to destroy this wicked weed or weeds. Most times the weeding will not occur overnight but takes years if not decades to destroy.

Sometimes it is only by the power of the Holy Spirit that the sin is eradicated because it is too strong for us. Sometimes we have to get outside help as well as the Holy Spirits power and sometimes we need to work as a power team with the Holy Spirit to destroy the sin.

For one of mine it took three decades.    For another it was instantaneous.

Once the weeds are eradicated we must be on our guard to ensure they do not return. The wicked gardener (satan) will rarely come at you head on but will be sneaky and use little temptations. If you give in the weeds quickly invade your soul.

Satan is a sneak in the darkness, that is why it is so important for the Christian to constantly be walking in the light. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Again that is why it is of utmost importance you need constant communion with the Holy Spirit. This is accomplished by constant reading of our Bibles, praying and if need be, be in support groups.

 

When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. John 16:13 New King James Version

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for lighting my way in a world surrounded by darkness. Thank you for being such a marvelous gardener to pull the weeds from my heart while they are small and weak. I exalt you in the name of the greatest light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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Helps in Our Weakness.

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The Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 New King James Version 

                                                                                                                

We all have our weaknesses, bad habits that we just cannot quit. No matter how hard we try, what programs we try we always fail.                     

Most times it is an inherited disease like alcoholism (do you think that is why so many New Years Resolutions fail?).                                                                                         

Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 New King James Version                                                                                                         

I believe that is what the Bible refers to as sins of the fathers.                     

On both sides of my family we have the curse of alcoholism that goes back for generations run rampant. On a side note, I believe that is why it is important for us to know our family history and to teach it, both good and bad to our children. Believe it can prevent a lot of grief and torment in the future generations of our families.                                                                                               

It was only by the power of the Holy Spirit that my alcoholism was conquered.

                                                                                                         

For decades I tired diet, hypnosis, counseling and acupuncture to no avail.                                                                                                                     

It was only when I totally surrendered to Jesus that He blessed me with the power of the Holy Spirit to exorcist this disease. He helps in our weakness to conquer or addictions permanently.

                                          

When I completely surrendered He freed from the chains that held me in a living Hell and was slowly dragging me into an eternal Hell.                          

I know I have spoken of this in previous articles but it needs repeating when appropriate. I am not bragging because there is nothing to brag about. It was not by my might but the Holy Spirits that those chains were perpetually smashed.                                                                                

Are you at the end of your rope?                                                                         

Yes, the way to victory is to surrender.                                                  

Surrender completely to the power of the Holy Spirit through Christ by Jehovahs grace.

                                                                                                             

A good place to go for help is Focus on the Family if you live in Canada or the United States.                                                                                              

It is only when we quit depending on self and begin depending upon Jehovah that we will find victory. .Joseph- Anthony: Green                           

Prayer: The Addicts Prayer: Oh please Jehovah Hoshe’ah The Lord Saves) rescue me from the chains that keep me living in a daily Hell. The bonds are too strong for me to overcome on my own. I believe You have the power to eternally free me and I humbly beg of You to free me from these chains in Your infinite power. Pease bless me with the resources to help me heal from the damage my addiction has done to my mind and body. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who freed the demon possessed man Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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This is the Only Way.

HOLY SPIRIT ENCOURAGER

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalms 103:8 New International Version

Think of earthly families okay.

Whether you like to admit it or not, we do inherit undesirable traits from our parents like alcoholism, short temperedness, and of course stubbornness.

Now, the more we submit to Christ, the more we become like Christ.

This is how someone who was cold hearted becomes compassionate, more patient and loving.

This is the only way to conquer our undesirable personality trait.

I used to be very spiteful and hold a grudge for a long time.

Now, when someone wrongs me, I sincerely take it to Jesus and leave it there.

As a consequence my life is filled with more peace and joy.

Only Christ can conquer our undesirable traits.

Then why does He give them to us in the first place you may ask?

It is because we see it is only by His grace and love that these undesirables are conquered and that leads us to exuberant joyful praise to Him. And of course this oozes out of our daily life.

This is, by the way, why it is my personal opinion, psychiatry miserably fails miserably. Their limited reasoning and dope pushing (prescribing drugs like candy) does not and cannot solve the problem.

IMPORATANT There are cases where drugs are necessary like if you have schizophrenia or some other serious mental disability you will have to take medication for the rest of your life. I have seen too many who thought they were better and stopped taking their medication that led to disastrous results.  I see those who stay on their medication lead productive lives and when participating in Christian Bible studies become very calm, joyful and peaceful

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  for freeing me from the destructive chains of __________ (name any addictions or destructive behavior traits you had that Jehovah has freed you from). I thank you in the name of He whose power cast out the demons in so many when he walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

.   Editors note: it was only when I admitted to Jehovah that the demons of alcoholism were to strong for me to conquer and please rescue me that those horrible chains were smashed and it has been many years since I have touched a drink

Prayer: Please Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  release me from the prison of ________ (write down your any destructive addictions or behavior traits you need to be freed from). I in deepest need request this in the name of He who has promised to set all the prisoners free Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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There Are Only Two.

ARROGANCE

For all that is in the world the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. 1 John 2:16 New King James Version

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18New King James Version

 

There are only two sins and we all have them: pride and lust.

Pride is taking credit for the accomplishments Jehovah has blessed us with. That is very arrogant and He will not tolerate it.

Being haughty means to look down on others because you believe you are superior to them.

 

Would you be haughty towards Christ if He were to physically walk into your world today?

 

Many think not but actually would.

Be careful because your wealth, good looks, physical strength can be taken from you in the blink of and eye.

 

We are all one step from the gutter. Anonymous.

With each one we lust for more of our own glory instead of working for the glory of Christ.

 

There is only one cure: It must be crucified.

This does not entail a physical death but rather a spiritual one.   It will be the most painful experience of your life but on the other side of it you will praise Jehovah every day for it. I certainly do.

It is not quick. Mine lasted a year and many I have spoken with it lasted up to four years.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God of love) for blessing me with teaching me and equipping me to live a live dedicated to serving You and expanding our divine loving relationship. I sing songs of glory to You in the name of the king of love Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus sweet love bless you today and every day