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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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You Are Not Called to be a Hand Sitter.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

Too many Christians are mistakenly under the assumption that once they have accepted Christ as their Savior all they have to do is wait for the angels to take them to Heaven.

Nothing is further from the truth.

Jehovah, just like many parents, has daily chores for us to do. They may be small or they may be big, but He has work for us to do in His kingdom.

To refuse to be obedient is rude, lazy and disobedient to our loving Father.

Every morning say a prayer that the Holy Spirit opens your eyes to the work our Father has prepared for you that day and you will be surprised at what happens.

Yes we are Jehovah’s children but we are also Christ’s servants.

A servant does not sit around and not serve their master do they?

Then if Christ is our King does it not stand to reason that a King has work for His servants to do?

 

It will be difficult to begin but the more you are open and obedient to the calling of your king the easier it is and much more rewarding in your life.

Not my will be done but Thy will be done is to be the national anthem of a Christians daily prayer. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) open my mind and spirit to be an obedient child and do the chores You have prepared for me to do this day. I humbly ask this in the name of He who always did His Fathers work as he walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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There is No Two Ways About It.

EXAMINE YOURSELF

 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorcé.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32

 

Some churches teach that if you get divorced for good reason it is okay to get remarried.

 

That is   scripturally wrong.

 

The Bible explicitly says that, that this wrong. There is no two ways about it. It does not matter if it is a man or woman.

 

When you get divorced the only time it is acceptable to remarry is if the other spouse dies (please do not go out and try to kill them just to get remarried because then you commit an even worse sin).

 

So what are you to do now if you have remarried?

 

You will have to ask Jesus about that but for those of you considering remarriage consider the seriousness of what Jesus says you are doing first.

 

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) guide those who are considering divorcing to righteous councilors to guide them to make amends and become friends again and to guide those who are considering marriage to councilors to prevent them form making a terrible mistake that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

I sincerely ask this in the name of the greatest councilor Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP GET INTO CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING AND GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION FAST. YOU NEED CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING TO PREVENT YOU FROM MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN.

 

I am not a professional councilor, I only speak from personal experience and what I have witnessed too many times in relationships.

 

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


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Why the Bible Thumpers Are Wrong.

USE DISCRECION

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 New International Version

I have seen and experienced many good intentioned but wrong minded Christians who try to shove their version of the Bible down people’s throats. As a result they do more to drive unbelievers away from Christ than guide them to Christ. Consequently you are serving Satan rather than serving Christ.

 

I know because that is exactly what happened to me with that Satanic cult Jehovah’s Witnesses and with some people who were recovered alcoholics and drug addicts that became born again Christians. Because of their in your face method they drove me away from reading the Bible, praying or having anything to do with Christianity for many years.

The way that I find to be most productive is to begin with living the Christian life. Then pray that Jehovah arranges for you to encounter someone who is open to receiving Christ’s message.

When they see how you live they will be curious and inquire about why you live a different lifestyle. That is the best opportunity to share the message.

Now of course this includes studying your Bible and carrying it with you every day so that you are prepared.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God ) teach me when and how to use the correct opportunities to share You with those who are ready to hear Your Word.

I sincerely ask this in the name of He who waited thirty years before beginning His ministry Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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


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Be Thankful For Where You Are.

ACCEPT HIS CALL INTO HIS LIFETIME SCHOOL AND SERVICE

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.  The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned Genesis 39:1-4 New International Version

There was a time when I was frustrated and considering giving up on teaching in China. It was very difficult.

 

However, as time went by there were some students that became interested in Christianity.

Although it was challenging, to say the least, after six months they did accept Christ.

This process was repeated as I each semester the new students repeated the experience.

So, even though it is dirty, noisy, stinky, the people are rude and many times there are no other foreigners to talk with the rewards were great.

The point is, God puts us each where we are to use us in His divine plan of things.

We are not to whine and go about His business niggardly but with joy and love.

Our efforts will be rewarded here and in heaven.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God our Sheppard) bless me with a joyful, loving and gracious heart to dutifully obey Your divine guidance in my life to do with gusto the work You have prepared for me to do before I was even born. I sincerely request this in the name of Your obedient son who was followed His duty to You all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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