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It Is Normal to Christians

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 Some Christians believe that miracles do not occur today through Christians.

I disagree and here is why: Jesus Himself promised that we could and would do miracles when we have strong faith. I do not see where he specifically says it will end with the disciples. Indeed does the Bible not state that old men would have dreams as a sign of the end of times? Matthew 10:1, Mark 16:16-18, 2 John 14:12 The purpose of the miracles is to confirm the pastors calling. Exodus 4:3-9, 30:7:10, 12 Numbers 16:28-35 I Samuel 12:17, 18 I Kings 17:24 Mark 9:39; 16:17-18 John 3:2:6:14, 36; 11:42 Acts 2:22 2 Corinthians 12:12

I had one experience in Asia where I was witnessing to a woman. She kept on laughing and questioning what made me so sure there was a God and that he had arranged for us to meet and share a Bible study. One day she informed me she had a friend whose husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I informed her I would pray for him. After the third day the doctors examined him only to discover that there was no cancer even though he was not taking any medication. She was ecstatic when she emailed me so that is why I know it is true.

That the message is from God Exodus 4:3-9, 30; 7:10, 12 Judges 6:11-21 I Kings 17:24; 18:37-39 2 Kings 20:8-11 Matthew 11:2-5 Mark 16:2 John 5:36 Acts 2:22; 8:6
Hebrews 2:3-4

That the miracles increase faith. John 2:11, 23; 5:53:7:31; 11:45;20:30-31 Numbers 14:11 Acts 9:42

There was an Asian man who I was witnessing to that was a new believer. One day he shared with me that being middle aged he was afraid of losing his job because the company he was working for was going bankrupt and he would be unable to get another job. After three days of my praying a company called him to offer him a job where he did not have to travel (he was a salesman who was always travelling about the country),had good benefits and more wages. Considering there are millions of younger unemployed men and women in his field with the latest skills and he was nearing retirement age wouldnt you consider that a miracle?

No matter who is the vessel God uses to bring about a miracle or healing,it is God Who is to get the glory for it.

Chronicles 7:3 Matthew _:8; 15:31 Mark 2:12 Luke 5:25-26; 7:15-16:13 13; 17:15-16; 18:43 Acts 4:21; 14:11-15 John 2:11; 11:4

This is a hard one for me. I have had people repeatedly praise me for the wonderful things that occur to them when associating with me. I always inform them to give praise to Jehovah, not to me. I feel very uncomfortable with it.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me to be alert to those with whom You have given signs and wonders to to point us to You. Please bless me to humbly and wisely use these awesome tools You have given me the responsibility to use to point others to You. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who used them in a wise manner Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Love to Watch Their Reaction.

God loves each of

 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God Romans 8:16 New King James Version Bible

Sometimes during a conversation I like to slip in that I am a son of God.

The look of shock and indignation on their faces is hilarious. I love to watch their reaction (especially amongst Christians). Every time they mistakenly believe that I am calling myself Jesus Christ. Then I recite this verse and even then many still do not believe that I am a son of God.

It does not mean we are equal to Christ but are part of His divine family. Even then many believe I am crazy and should either be locked up or stoned.

Why is it that so many “Christians call themselves “Christians” but do not believe they are an eternal member of a Holy family(if they are Christians in thought word and deed and not name only)?

That does not permit us license to lord it over others but instead to humbly, meekly and graciously share with them the our experiences of Divine love, joy, peace and purpose in a way that they will desire to join this exclusive family.

It also gets the Sunday Christians thinking about their place in the Heavenly family. How are you doing with your conversations about the benefits of being a member of this exclusive family?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (God our Father)for the most treasured blessing in my life,your graciousness in adopting me into Your Holy family and for the opportunities of sharing this amazing love affair with others so that they may develop a deep desire to know You and be adopted in this same Holy family. I exalt You in the name of my Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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There is No Other

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“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 Holy Bible, New International Version

I can understand the muslims, buddhists and other cults believing they can obtain entrance to Heaven following their doctrines but what saddens me is the misguided Christians that teach that as long as you are a good man or woman you will be granted entrance into Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying we all follow one God and there is no difference between their cult and Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying if we are good we will be granted citizenship in Heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying I am arrogant and not a true Christian and teach intolerance when I speak the truth and inform others that the only way into Heaven is through the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. I am glad that Jesus is there to comfort and strengthen me when there is so much hatred towards the truth and those who live by it.

It is very encouraging when I hear the Holy Spirit say: “Well done child of Jehovah, keep it up.”

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for the ultimate gift of love to all by shedding Your holy precious blood so thast we may obtain adoption into Your Heavenly home by Your death and resurrection. Please open the eyes of the blind to this truth before they discover on their way to Hell You are the only way to Heaven. In Your kingship saving name I pray. Amen.

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


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Open His Eyes

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” 2 Kings 6:17 Holy Bible, New International Version

What do you believe is the best method of bringing others into Jehovahs family?

Do you think it is with self help groups, do you think it is with Bible study groups, do you think it is by bringing them to church or a Christian concert?

From personal experience I have found that praying that the Holy Spirit blesses them by opening their eyes to the truth about the trinity and accepting them into their lives is the most effective way.

Yes we need to share the Gospel but before we do that we need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the Truth. The same can be said in every other aspect of life.

We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open our loved ones eyes to the career Jehovah desires for them to follow, the right spouse (if any. Yes Jehovah has planned for some of us to remain unmarried so please stop hassling us about it), how to resolve a dispute, how to be a good Christian parent and any and all other aspect of of daily living. And of course, once their eyes have been opened we must pray they have the resolve to be obedient children of Jehovah had follow His advice.

It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him.– Hannah Whitall Smith

This is not to be a one day prayer but a continual one that is prayed for every day until the prayer is answered. When the prayer is answered please remember to be respectful and thank Jehovah for the blessing of answering your prayer.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your divine help in opening the eyes of those who are receptive unto accepting You into their lives and helping them to become Your holy children. I praise You in the name of He who opened the blind mans eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Joy to the Heart.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8 New International Version

Precepts: a rule that says how people should behave Merriam Webster Dictionary

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The laws of Jehovah are right and they bring joy to our hearts when we are obedient unto them. This is because there is no doubt or guilt about our actions. He guides us in our interactions with others. This is all encompassing including our families, classmates, co-workers and everybody else in society. When we ask for Divine action in every aspect of our community He guides us in the proper etiquette to be taken.

The benefits of this are that there is a lot of peace in our lives instead of hate, resentment, bitterness anger and self pity. There is a lot less depression in our lives because we have the gentle strong love of Christ saturating our hearts blessing us with Divine peace. There is a lot less confusion in our lives because He guides us with Holy inspiration which is the ultimate in Holy Guidance.

As well, they bring us into closer communion with Him.

When we begin to obey Jehovahs commands in every aspect of our lives with our relationship with Him He opens our eyes to the right path to take in every aspect of our lives that is pleasing unto Him. He guides us in how to obey him, how to worship Him and how to love Him.

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The end result in this is a life filled with love, joy, mental and physical health (yes we suffer health problems just like those in the world but we have the rock solid foundation of His love, joy and wisdom in or hearts which emulates unto others) gracefulness, meekness and humbleness. This quality is rewarded with bringing in others who are receptive to desiring such a Heavenly relationship in their lives.

BEAUTY

When we have the glow of Jehovahs love in our hearts we emit a glowing love for the dark world to see. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for Your amazing wisdom that creates a heart that blossoms with peace, love and joy in my life and in our eternal loving relationship. I exalt You in the name of my most Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the love, joy and peace of Jesus bless you today and every day.


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I will Teach You.

Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11 New King James Version

In this context fear is not to be afraid but rather to respect.

Yes it is important for parents, grand parents, aunts, uncles and teachers to teach young children about Jehovah.

 

But, do not forget that new comers to the family of Jehovah are like children and not mature. They need mentors to guide them along the path of righteousness both by example and by teaching. It will require a lot of patience as many of them will bombard you with incessant questions. That is another reason why there should be more than one teacher so they do not get exhausted.

Teaching is not just from the Bible but also from personal experience. I believe the personal experience to be the strongest form of teaching. Just as in the New Testament times they met in brothers and sisters houses so should they today.

Just as they shared meals together back then so too is it just as important today (Imagine having a pot luck dinner with brothers and sisters from different cultures. Not only do you have fellowship and Bible study but you are exposed to various different culinary delights from around the world.

CHRIST'S FAMILY

Imagine learning a different language and different songs of praise and thanksgiving to different styles of music from all over the world? Hearing their stories of how they came to Christ and what He has done in and through their lives may inspire and strengthen you as well.

Take turns going to each others homes if possible.

Being in the modern world of course there is online Bible study groups (Skype is free). You can study with brothers and sisters from all over the world. I have and found it very enlightening.  An added benefit is when you study with someone from a different culture and country you can learn another language and varied history.

It does not matter if a baby or a seasoned vet we can all learn from each other, strengthen each other, support each other and encourage each other.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Pryyand- God is my friend for blessing me with numerous opportunities to enjoy fellowship, brotherly love and friendship with numerous brothers and sisters in my neighbourhood and around the world. I give thanks in the name of my best friend Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Are You Willing to do it?

WE MUST LET GO

He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” Genesis 22:5 New International Version

Abraham had such strong belief in Jehovah that he believed even if he sacrificed his only beloved son that Jehovah would bring him back to life.

How about you?

Is there something precious in your life that Jehovah is telling you to sacrifice it to Him? Could it be your marriage, children, home or career?

Do you have the faith to put it on the alter?

I have on numerous occasions.

No I did not gain material wealth I my obedience and it was difficult during and after.

I was asked by Jehovah to sacrifice the security of my home to go to another country to serve Him. It was difficult in both going and being there.

The blessing was that in the difficulty it drew me into a deeper relationship with Him and that is the greatest reward He could bless anyone with.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Adonai (God is sovereign) bless me with an trusting heart to always be obedient to Your will in every aspect of my life. I submissively ask this in the name of He who obedient to Your will all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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