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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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There is Nothing Concealed.

TRUST IN HIM

 

So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Matthew 10:26 New International Version

Since becoming close with Christ I have noticed a familiar pattern pattern emerge in my social contacts in every aspect of my life.    There have been so many times wicked individuals have, unbeknownst to me, laid traps for me, sometimes by themselves, others in groups.

Being naive and gullible as I am I was  always an easy mark for the wicked schemers and con artists.

However, the result was always the same.

 

The trap they laid for me I escaped from and they always fell into their own wicked traps. They were stunned and enraged at me. Many times they pretentiously fake innocence. They slowly learned not to attempt such foolish endeavors again. As well, they avoid me like the plague because they cannot get away with their scams. They are so dishonest they cannot function in any other way in their lives but to lie, connive, deceive and or manipulate others.

When you hear of the wicked and powerful thinking up ways to ensnare you, do not be afraid of them but have faith in the wisest most powerful protector of them all , Jehovah God. He continually will arrange circumstances so that you walk away looking righteous while others laugh at the wicked fools as they end up covered with protectorthier own dung heaped upon their faces.

 

I have experienced this at school, work, with family and in relationships. It covers all aspects of our social life, school life and work life.

 

The wicked think they are so smart as they lay traps for the righteous but God in Heaven laughs at them as He guide the righteous around the traps and the wicked fall into their own traps. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

When you have a respectful, loving relationship with Christ He will protect you from such scam artists if you are obedient unto His heeding. This has been oh so true in my walk with Him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hoshe’ah (The Lord Saves) for rescuing me from the evil plots the wicked arrogantly lay before me to trap me. I joyfully thank you in the name of He who outwitted the Pharisee’s when they tried to outwit Him Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Turn Away From God’s Love.

SATANS TRAP

 

Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. Jonah 2:8 New International Version

 

Whatever you love more than Jehovah is an idol. Joseph- Anthony: Green

So, what is your idol?

Have you ever heard the saying: “People used to love people and use things. Now, they love things and use people.”

Is that not sad but oh so very true in todays society?

We used to care for our aged parents when they could no longer care for themselves. How many adult children just throw their parent into a seniors home and the only time the parent sees them is when they want money to support their extravagant lifestyle (which is their idol)? Being a volunteer at a seniors home I see this quiet regularly.

 

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those adult children?

When a teacher in Asia the parents only wanted their children to study hard so they could get a good job. Of course when the children got the good job the parents expect them to support them in a lifestyle like kings and queens (which is their idol).

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless those parents?

It used to be friends enjoyed each others company and helped each other. Now, you are friends with each other as long as the other individual has something you want. When you no longer need it or cannot get it you drop them like a stone. If they need your help they are a stranger to you. What kind of friendship is that? Is that not making your ego an idol?

Do you think Jehovah will love and bless friends like that?

The current craze is the selfie stick. Where you take your own photo and plaster it all over social media. Is that not making yourself your own idol?

Do you seriously expect Jehovah blessings and love for someone who is obsessed with self love?

The other thing on social media is where they dress animals up like children and talk to them like children. They spend more time and money on their pet than they do Jehovah. Is that pet not an idol?

Do you expect Jehovahs blessing when you love and worship an animal more than you do Him?

Can you think of anything else that can be an idol?

The more you worship things the less you worship Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: please bless me Jehovah-Kanna  (The Lord is Jealous) to always be attentive to anything or anyone I place above You. I would never want to sacrifice our loving relationship with temporary things that can never compare with Your divine love. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who exalted You above all others Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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That I May Not Cause Pain!

Christ, WILL LEAD

“That Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 New King James Version                                                      

Think of a loving father that guides his child in how to have mature respectful relationships. That is a good father.

 

How much more supreme is Jehovah our Heavenly Father?

When we submit to His divine wisdom He guides our thoughts away from evil and towards love and good.

 

When someone does us wrong our first instinct is revenge. This is a never ending circle of destruction of I get you back, then you get me back even worse. Each time it escalates.

 

When, instead we pray to our loving Father to take our hand and guide us in the righteous way to handle the matter not only does it prevent a lot of hardship and trouble but it also glorifies Him.

Then there is the unknown.

Perhaps someone did us wrong unintentionally but we take it personally and want revenge. An innocent individual gets hurt. As well, we as ambassadors of Christ blacken His holy name.

 

This has happened to me on a few occasions and I felt like a fool towards the one I offended and all those present. As well I was deeply ashamed towards my loving Father in Heaven. When the truth came to light I humbly approached them and deeply, sincerely apologized.

We are ambassadors for Christ unto the world. Let our words and actions be done accordingly to bring Him glory not shame. Joseph- Anthony: Green

If we pray for Jehovahs hand to guide us through the situation and are obedient unto His guidance we not only prevent unnecessary harm but bring glory unto Him. Because of this we may be the catalyst to brining lost souls into Jehovahs holy family by our actions.

When we pray for revenge Jehovah is silent. When we pray for wisdom to deal with the situation righteously He abundantly blesses us with holy wisdom. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) daily take my hand and guide me words and actions that they bring praise and glory unto You and bring the little lost sheep unto You. I humbly request this in the name of he who led His disciples into becoming wise, meek, humble and gracious unto all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Why the Wise Men Gave

HELP THE WEAK

When they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:10 New King James Version   Have you ever wondered why the wise men gave to Jesus’ family the gifts they gave?

 

Do not forget that Jesus’ parents were so poor they could not even afford at bus ticket to get across town in todays world.

An angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.” Matthew 2:13 New King James Version

Now if Jesus’ parents were so poor how could they afford to travel and live in Egypt during Herods blood thirst?

They could sell the gifts for a lot of money which would afford them the travel expenses and living expenses while in Egypt and their return to Israel. As well, the money would be used to buy a house and set up a business.

Now if you are in dire straits and someone gives you a gift you can sell to pay for needed expenses do not be ashamed to sell them.

On the other side of the coin if you give someone a gift and they sell it for necessary expenses do not be angry with them.  Instead, be glad that the gift you so generously provided for them was enough to cover unexpected expenses.

The only thing that is certain in our daily circumstances is that they are always uncertain. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Notice I said for “necessary expenses”.

So, if you have no money to pay for unexpected medical expenses and do not have it or if you are suddenly without a job and cannot pay your expenses then it is okay to sell the gift to help yourself.

If you want to cash the gift in just to get a tattoo or the newest video game that is not necessary and is an insult, disrespectful and rude.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Hoshe’ah (The Lord Saves) for blessing me with bringing those to me with gifts that were used in order to help me through disasters. May I always worship the true gift giver and not the gift. I praise You in the name of the only gift worthy of being worshipped Jesus Christ. Amen                                                                                                                    

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


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To Suffer Emotional Strain.

ESCAPE FROM HELL

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. Psalm 37:1 New King James Version          

iniquity:       something that is unfair or evil                                                                                                                                envious:    feeling or showing a desire to have what someone else has                                                                                  fret : to cause To Suffer Emotional Strain Mirriam- Webster Dictionary

We who have lived long enough have all experienced fretting because someone is “getting away with it.” Many times it is because we see it on the news.

Why do you get upset?

As a Christian we are to believe God is a God of justice and He will make them pay, if not in this life than in the eternal one.

What is your reward for fretting?

It hurts your relationships and destroys your health (why do you think people have high blood pressure and ulcers?).

I know I did it after watching investigative TV programs.

Looking back there is a realization how futile and stupid this was. It did not change anything. Then a few years later you see it on the news where the perpetrators are caught, put in prison and are living a life of hell or are suffering from some disease that is lowly, painfully leading them to the grave and Hell where they belong.

 

Why in the world would you be envious of someone that is practicing iniquity?

 

You see someone cheating at school and they are getting away with it. No they are not.

 

When they go to get a job and take a test before getting hired the employer discovers they do not know squat and they do not get the job.

Someone is cheating on their spouse and having affairs. They will get sexually transmitted diseases and ruin their marriage. Does that sound like something you want?

The list goes on and on.

Oh for a little while they get away with it but it always catches up with them in the end.

 

Do not be deceived, what you do today you will pay for tomorrow.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Do not follow them on the pathway that leads to Hell but stay on the course Christ has laid before you which leads to Heaven.

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Tsidkenu  (God of Righteousness) bless me with Your divine wisdom and strength to follow Your righteous path even when it seems as if the wicked are winning. I humbly ask this in the name of my most righteous King  Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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All in the People.

WRONG WALK

It’s all in the people.

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today Hebrews 3:13 NewInternational Version

People will either bring you up or bring you down.

Are you having problems with your marriage or relationships? Then why do you hang out with people that go through marriages like a turnstile? They will bring down your marriage like an elevator that has its cables broke and you are on the thirtieth floor. Why not learn from people who have been through the tough times? Talk with them, listen to them and emulate them.

Are you working your fingers to the bone and in debt up to your eyeballs? Then why are you hanging out with the “in crowd” that has to have all the toys and gadgets? They are going down so slow they don’t even know it.

Why not make friends with people who are content with little and learn their secrets (which aren’t really secret but you need to learn from them)?

Oh sure these men and women may seem geeky and old fashioned sometimes but they have something you don’t have but want: peace.

Then you will be someone who people will want to get on your elevator because it is going up.

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our Provider) allocate me with the opportunities and wisdom to be one who opens the door and welcomes in others on the elevator that is going all the way up to Heaven. I ask this in the name of He who was lifted in the sky before His beloved disciples eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Is He Preparing Them? Part Two

SPINNING PINK ON GREEN

Please read Deuteronomy 27& 28

In this article we will talk about a relative that loves to gossip and cause trouble. For years she played her wicked little game of being a terrible gossip and was in her most glee when she was causing fights. She then acted innocent.

People tried to council her but she is stubborn and proud (the two always go together) and refused to listen.

In one incident she caused such a terrible fight that it caused a nervous breakdown and that almost lead to suicide with one of her relatives.

First she lost her husband who was her cohort (he was just as bad) and still refused to repent.

Next she lost her eyesight yet still was unrepentant.

After that she became crippled and then lost her dog which was like her favourite child.

How stupid and stubborn people can be amazes me.

Do you think God is breaking her of her stubbornness and arrogance to prepare her to reconcile with her child when she see’s him for the first time in many years?

If you have committed a serious offense against someone may I strongly suggest you repent less you suffer Gods vengeance.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi (God our Shepherd) please guide me to be open and obedient to Your wise guidance in my life so as to not have to experience difficult and painful experiences to discipline me.

I meekly request this in the name of He who taught His best lessons to His disciples through difficulties Jesus Christ. Amen.

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