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Yield and Submit.

WE MUST LET GO

 “Now yield and submit yourself to Him [agree with God and be conformed to His will] and be at peace; In this way [you will prosper and great] good will come to you. Job 22:21 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It takes the two. It takes the two parts in this verse before you are blessed.

Number one is to stop.

Stop being independent and stubborn. Jehovah cannot and will not ever attempt to help someone who refuses help. We must yield our will and wants and submit unto Him.

The next part is just as difficult.

To submit ourselves unto Jehovah means we are to give Him total control over our lives like a horse submits to the reins of its rider.

Once these two difficult tasks are completed then come the blessing. The blessing may be a physical blessing but there is always a spiritual blessing. The spiritual blessing of course is that there is a lot less stress in your life because you trust Jehovah has control of your life. The same can be said for worry. Instead your life is filled with peace, contentment and a knowledge of security knowing we have a superior being directing and helping us live a Divine life.

Leaving it in Jehovahs hands is the better choice. He knows what He is doing while we only think we know what we are doing. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) for blessing me with the privilege of being a humble servant of the most noble King. Please bless me to always have a submissive heart unto Your will in every aspect of my life. I give thanks for this blessing and pray for this blessing in Your majestic name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.

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At Compound Interest.

GUARD YOUR INPUT

 One of the advantages of getting old is seeing the hand of Jehovah in others lives during the course of a few decades.

If then, you act with hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times in accordance with your sins.” Leviticus 26:21 Amplified Bible

I have witnessed many of the proud and arrogant laugh as they foolishly believe they can live their lives as they see fit and are cruel and dishonest with their neighbours. Through the course of time their mental, physical and spiritual health deteriorates until they are living a daily life of living hell all alone. They are angry and bitter. The strange thing is that they know if they repent at least they will have mental and spiritual health but because they are arrogant they refuse, even unto death. At the moment of death they are alone and terrorized knowing that they are doomed to be cast into eternal Hell where they belong. There is a deep sense of doom and gloom in the room and you cannot wait to get out of there. It is a very sad and pitiful site to see no matter how bad they were to you.

“Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the [steadfast] lovingkindness which He swore to your fathers. He will love you and bless you. Deuteronomy 7:12-13 Amplified Bible

I have witnessed those that love Jehovah and are obedient unto Him. They are kind, loving, joyous and generous. They age gracefully and are surrounded with a swarm of others to constantly help them when they need help in their old age. They are enveloped with an aura of peace, love, joy and gentleness. You cannot help but love to be around them and help them. When it is time for them to pass on to the other side they are surrounded by loved ones. There is a peace in the room when they pass on. You cannot help but cry with joy at the honour of being their friend and look forward to being with them in Heaven.

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Thank you my Beloved Jehovah-‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for blessing me with Your divine guidance to walk in Your Heavenly light. Thank you that the fruit of this light is love, joy and peace and with the numerous opportunities to share this light with others in a cold, cruel dark world. I praise you in the name of the Prince of Light Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Will Pay Back Trouble.

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 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 New International Version Holy Bible

Is there any trouble makers in your life right now?

You know they type, they are their happiest when they are causing trouble for everyone. When confronted about their despicable behavior they feign innocence, all the while laughing their wicked heads off on the inside. Many times it is a family member that is guilty of this which makes it all the worse.

Do not seek revenge nor feel anger towards them.

I know I feel anger towards them at first but then take it to Jehovah in prayer. He blesses me with peace and confidence that he is a just God and will repay seven time back to the perpetrator.

Then a deep feeling of pity for them envelopes me and I pray that the Holy Spirit convicts them unto repentance for their wicked behaviour before it is too late.

Sometimes they do repent sincerely and it is accepted graciously by me.

Sometimes they must still receive the punishment due to them ( for example if they ran a red light and hit my bicycle while drunk they must still face the consequences of their actions under the law).

Sometimes they just laugh at the “invisible boogy man God in the sky”.

As time slowly goes by I see the hand of Jehovah strike them with vengeance. Each time He inflicts His justice upon them it is worse than the previous one. Each time there is deep sorrow in my heart towards them for their arrogant foolishness as they needlessly suffer but I know there is nothing I can do about it.

Has someone intentionally done you wrong?

Yes you are to forgive them but you have every right to call down upon their head Jehovahs justice in the hopes that it will bring them unto repentance unto you, unto society and unto Jehovah.

Prayer: thank you Jehovah-Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge) for the reassurance that there is no plea bargaining nor early parole for the wicked ones who delight in perpetrating evil wickedness upon innocent victims which many time the innocent suffer greatly because of. Please send the Holy Spirit unto them and convict them of their evilness to bring them to repentance before it is too late. I thank you and ask this in the name of the Supreme Judge of them all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How are You Using Your Talents?

SHARING

“Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.  To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.  The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.  But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.                                                                                                                      “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’                                                                                                                                                                                           “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’                                                                                        “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’                                         “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’                                                                                                     “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.                                                                                                                “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:14-30 New King James Version                                         

Jehovah has blessed each of us with a talent to be used in His Kingdom work. Now whether you use them for His service or whether you use them for your own is your choice.

So we will say Jehovah has blessed you with awesome cinema making talents.

How are you going to use them?

Are you going to use them to make pornos which creates lust of the flesh in men and womens hearts (and yes women watch porn) or are you going to use them to make movies which create a desire for Christ in the lost worlds hearts?

Beware.

You will be held accountable for how you are using those talents.

You may be blessed with more than one talent.

For me I was blessed with being a teacher but also a mentor (there is a difference between teacher and mentor. A teacher you teach and a mentor you lead the way. A teacher is for a short time while mentoring can last years. A teacher teaches many in one class but a mentor teaches one on one).

And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded. Exodus 36:1 New King James Version     

Now Jehovah has blessed you with a skill. Will you give Him credit for it or will you foolishly believe that that came from your own skill.

So think f it like this. You train someone to become an Olympic gold swimmer. When interviewed they take all the credit and not even mention your name.

Will you not feel insulted?

How much more will Jehovah feel insulted because you refuse to honour Him with your talents in His kingdom or refusing to give a tenth of your wages?

Yes, Jesus is our Saviour, as such that means we are His servants. Servants do not tell the King how, when or where they will serve, they just obey their Kings commands. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Bara  (The Lord God our Creator) instill in me a desire and knowledge to use opportunities You present before me both big and small to fulfill Your predestined purpose for my life. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who was obedient all the way to the cross to fulfill His predestined purpose Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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I Have Filled Him.

PURPOSE OF GOD

“See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge. Exodus 31:2-3 New King James Version                                                                                                                                                                                                             

God has created us to serve Him with a special skill He has blessed us with.                                                                                                                         

Now there are only three responses we can have to this blessing.                                                                         

The first one is we can deny it with an inferior complex.                                

This is usually instilled in us by our family and peers at a young age and unfortunately for many carried through out all of their lives.                                                  

I am not good enough                                                                                          

For me that was the attitude of many of my family towards me when I was a child. I was sickly and weak. Everybody expected me to be a failure yet I have done amazing things like planting over one million trees all across Canada, teaching in China for ten years and countless other accomplishments.                                                                                 

These were not done on my own but by the grace of God.  He blessed me with teachers who were patient and encouraging. It took many years for me to understand I was not a failure. 

                                                                                                          

I have not gone to any school to learn it.                                                                   

Well, okay, I did go to school to obtain my Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate.

                                                                                           

When I was a teacher in China there were many university teachers that would arrogantly look down on me because I only had a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. When we went into class to teach they fell flat on their faces while I excelled. Most teachers could only teach at one level say children. I could teach the most difficult students of all age levels and comprehension.                                                      

That was not on my own skill but Jehovahs gift to me to use in His kingdoms purpose.                                                                                               

Chances are it is not that you are inferior in your skills but in your faith. That is okay.                                                                                              

Just take that first step through prayer and then follow Christs lead. Watch what He can and will do in you and through you. You will be amazed at the results.                                                                                               

The second one is we can use it to gain personal gain.                                                                      

That is where you take the credit and use it for material gains.                          

Hey, I am a good teacher; I will teach at the finest school, have a lot of prestige and make lots of money.                                                                      

But, God wants you to teach in an impoverished area.                                                        

I am a great singer. Instead of using that blessing to help people in their walk with Christ you use it to gain money, a mansion and a big boat.  Beware. The gifts Jehovah gives you can and will be taken from you and you can end up losing  not only the gift but your health and all your material riches and end up homeless in the gutter.                                                                                

The third and correct one is we can use it to serve Jehovah.                           

That is where we are obedient and with a grain of salt of faith take the shaky step forward towards His goal for us to use our God given skills for the purpose He has designed us to fulfill in His Kingdoms.                                                                                              

 Now do not worry about how you will do it because Jehovah will bless you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding to accomplish the task. I had never taught before when I went to China and they learn in a different manner than us. I did not know that much less the language.

                                                     

Jehovah blessed me with Chinese teachers that shared their knowledge with me how to teach.

                                                                                     

They use very strong corporal punishment when you get out of line but I did not feel good doing that. Jehovah blessed me with teaching me wisdom in how to use different methods that were more effective. Soon the Chinese teachers who had taught for years were coming to this foreign teacher to learn from him.                                                               

I did not understand any of their customs but Jehovah blessed me with some students that loved to teach their teacher so that he would understand his students better so he could be a better teacher.                   

The whole time they noticed my behavior was different and were curious why. That provided a great opportunity to share Jesus with them.  As a result we were both blessed when some of them came to Jesus because of my attitude and behavior.                                                                                       

This process was repeated over a ten year span from the northern end of China to the southern end of China.                                                                  

Each time I became a better teacher not only of English but of Jesus. Now the thing of it is that I did not know that I had the skill of teaching in me. It was not until I was obedient to Jehovahs calling that I learned it. I learned to teach in a way that they would understand. It has helped me teach in counseling  others in different areas of their life as well as help others to understand when you are trying to teach them something difficult for them.                                                                                                      

You can go through the best university in the world but if you are not gifted to teach you will bomb.                                                                              

I had teachers that were great in their filed of electronics but were crappy teachers. Nobody ever understood what they were talking about. It is through prayer, faith and obedience that Jehovah will reveal your calling in His kingdom.                                                                                       

An added benefit of this is the satisfaction of knowing why you are here and that you are accomplishing something important in your life.        

Going your own way leads to disaster, going Gods way leads to success. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                               

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) for creating me to serve You in amazing ways all my life. It fills me with purpose, love and joy. I praise You in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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This Cannot Keep Going On.

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“Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a Sabbath to the Lord. For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of Sabbath rest, a Sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. Lev. 25:2-5 New International Version

Do you believe just because it is old it is worthless?

The Word of God is older than the hills. It is to be trusted and obeyed because it is the wisest.

Because they did not obey Gods commandment in the United States and give the land a rest, is it not a historical fact that that is what caused the “dust bowl” of the nineteen thirties?

Now concerning the farmland in the world, how many farmers give their crops a years rest?

Indeed, how much farmland in the world is owned by big companies like Monsanto? Do they care about obeying Gods word or about profit?

You see, it used to be that farmers rotated their crops. That meant that one year they would grow say vegetables and the next use it for cows to graze on. It allowed the ground to regain the nutrients it gave up to the vegetable the year before.

Now, because they do not give the land a rest it is growing weaker and weaker every year. This means they have to put stronger and stronger fertilizer on it. This means there are less and less nutrients in our food.

It is true that fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today. The main culprit in this disturbing nutritional trend is soil depletion: Modern intensive agricultural methods have stripped increasing amounts of nutrients from the soil in which the food we eat grows. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss

Eventually it is going to collapse.

When that happens, and it could happen any time now, there is going to be a world wide famine like never before in history.

When that happens, do not say:” God, how can you do this to us?”

It is not Gods fault, it is mans for refusing to obey Gods wise command.

What are you doing to take care of the land around you?

The natural world that God has made Must not be used at whim; We serve as stewards of His earth, Responsible to Him. —D. DeHaan

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) move people to more sustainable and organic farming and move their hearts to obey Your discerning Word. I ask this in the name of He who feeds us spiritually Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.


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He c=Can be a Twister.

DEPARTING DEVILS

What does Satan’s light look like?

Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 New International Version

What does Satan’s light look like?

One way Satan deceives Christians is with the gospel of prosperity.

Oh yes, you become a Christian and God becomes your servant giving you everything you want like a spoiled brat.

Becoming a servant of Christ (where you serve Him, not He serves you) is hard and encompasses a lot of sacrifice.

From my own personal experience and that of others being a Christian means a lot of suffering.

How many so called Christians run away at the first experience of hafting to chose Christ and suffer for it?

Are you ready to lose your friends because you refuse to go out and get drunk on the weekend and have one night stands or to use vulgar language?

Are you ready to lose your job because you refuse to cheat a client?

Are you ready to walk away from your family because they give you the choice between being a Christian or of being a member of your biological family?

Are you willing to leave the comforts of your home country to serve Christ in very primitive settings (no internet, no mobile phones, no MacDonald’s)?

I can say yes I have to each and every one of them.

A non suffering Christian is an oxymoron of words. The two do not belong together. Joseph- Anthony: Green

He can give you all your hearts desire so that you become lazy in your devotion to Christ.

“Give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.” Proverbs 30:8-9 New International Version

There was a time when I lived a very comfortable life. In that time the Bible was never read and there was no communion between God and me (except when I wanted something from Him). Oh, I did plenty of volunteer work but there was no relationship between God and me. That is not a blessing but a curse. You are so content with your life you spend no time with Christ. He can pretend to be an angel of light by being judgmental. He will bring up filth in your past and or condemn you when you fall into temptation.

When I first became a Christian I bragged that I could defeat Satan. He tempted me to have a beer. Being an alcoholic of course one beer led to another and me getting blotto. When I woke up surrounded by empty beer bottle Satan was right there to accuse me. “Look at you, how can you claim to be a Christian when you are nothing but a good for nothing drunk?” I felt deep shame, but thankfully repented to Jesus and then opened the Bible to this verse.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free Romans. 8:1-2 New International Version

By the way, here is something for you self righteous to think about: When you are quick to point the finger accusingly at others, are you serving Christ, or are you serving Satan?

Do you drive people towards Christ or away from them?

He can pollute the law of grace. “Hey, Jesus died for your sins so it is okay to just go out and do what you want then say a few Hail Mary’s tomorrow.”

Do not ever abuse the precious painful sacrifice Christ made for you by believing you can willfully go out and commit any sin you want and Jesus will for give you.

Do you think you can go out and booze it up on Saturday night, them Go into Church, sing some songs, probably sleep last nights drunk off during the sermon and put the change from your pocket into the collection box and that is okay with Jesus? Do you think having an affair during the week, then pretending nothing happened on Sunday is okay with Jesus? Do you think Jesus understands of you cheated on that test last week is okay?

Unless you repent, you too will all perish. Luke 13:3 New International Version

Now repent not only means admitting what you did, admitting it was wrong and saying you are sorry, but also to STOP DOING IT!!!

He can be a twister.

He can twist Bible verses to say the exact opposite of what they mean. Just look at the above example.

Read about how he twisted the scripture to Jesus when he tempted Him in the desert.

That is why it is best to test what you believe is being said against other Christian teachers.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22New International Version

Prayer: Holy Spirit Rabbi (Holy Spirit our Teacher) please open my eyes to Your truth and the wisdom to see through Satan’s destructive lies. I ask this in the name of He who saw through Satan’s wicked deception in the wilderness Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.