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Have My Joy Fulfilled

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 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others],joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

I do not believe I have ever seen so many depressed and spiritually empty souls as there is today.

That is because they are happiness junkies. They are constantly seeking out physical stimuli to fill there desire for a few fleeting moments of happiness. You see these thrill junkies when they are having fun but have you seen them when they are not feeding their addiction to an adrenaline rush? The same is said for the fashion freaks with each new style or sports freaks with their teams or the list goes on. Just like a drug junkie when they do not have their fix they are irritable and depressed.

Happiness is physical and fleeting. Joy is spiritual and ever lasting. I choose joy. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now, although we are a minority, I am and have seen Jesus junkies. We are the type that constantly needs a fix of Jesus’ Holy love, peace and joy. Of course, the only way to obtain this unending supply of these cherished gifts is to nourish an obedient loving relationship with Him. We do not require outside stimuli to get our fix because when we dwell with Christ it is in our Holy DNA every moment of every day.

“The Bible talks plentifully about joy, but it nowhere talks about a “happy Christian.” Happiness depends on what happens; joy does not. Remember, Jesus Christ had joy, and He prays “that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.”” — Oswald Chambers

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for blessing me with Your amazing love and joy that You abundantly shine Your divine light into my heart each and every day. I am eternally grateful for this cherished blessing in the name of the light of my life Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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No Hide and Seek.

PAPPAS CHILDREN

 I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. Proverbs 8:17 Holy Bible, New King James Version

Think about your most loving relationship whether it is with your wife or husband, whether it is with your children, or whoever.

How much time do you spend with them?

How much time do you spend sharing a conversation with them?

How much do you enjoy doing things for them to make them happy because you love them?

Now think if you were separated from each other with no contact for tens years and met again. Think of how much you have changed so that you do not even know each other any more.

Now think about how much time you spend with Jehovah, how much time you spend in conversation with Him, how much you enjoy doing things for Him to make them happy because you love Him. Is your relationship with Him warm and loving or cold and dead? Whose fault is that?

It is not whether Jehovah is far from you but rather whether you are far from Jehovah. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The more you read your Bible the more Jehovah reveals Himself to us and the only way we can share a magnificent loving relationship with Him.

“A knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life.” Billy Graham

Prayer is enjoying an open, honest sincere talk with your best friend, most special lover and wisest teacher. Relax in His presence. Listen and obey what He says to you because He only wants what is best for the child He so deeply loves. Joseph- Anthony: Green

How much time do you spend just talking with Jehovah and listening to Him, not just whining for Him to give you things like a spoiled brat but talking with your best and most intimate friend? Reading our Bible every day and talking with our most intimate friend is the core essential to enjoying a close loving relationship with Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Abba (our loving Heavenly Father) for blessing me with the most amazing loving relation there could ever be. I praise You in the name of my big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love 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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My Greatest Education.

” But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”James 3:17  New International Version

The greatest education is not to be found in some Ivy League school not a famous technical school. It is to be found at one single source, The Holy Bible. Oh you can become an egg head, but still be a loser in life. What we sorely need to be taught in all our schools throughout the world is good morals. The only place to find that is in the Bible. You may go to school to learn economics but do you have the knowledge between what is right and what is greed. Do you have the scruples not to make bad deals which may cheat seniors out of their retirement funds? You need the knowledge of the Bible in every aspect of your life, from choosing a friend, to choosing a mate to choosing the right choices in your business dealings.

HE GIVES ABUNDANTLY

      
If I could choose between a knowledge of the Bible and a college education, I would readily choose the knowledge of the Bible.William Lyon Phelps   

I have been to many schools where a useful education was gained that is carried with me to this day. But, the greatest education I ever received was in studying the Bible. You know something great about the Bible? You can read and hear a Bible verse many times and it means nothing to you. Then, when it is needed in your life the verse will jump out at you and its secret revealed to you to help you deal with a situation I your life where you need its wisdom.      

If we lack wisdom, God’s wisdom, we need only ask of Him and He will grant it when we ask in faith, according to His promise in James 1:5.

It is the greatest teaching tool in life. Use it generously. It is Gods gift to you. It is free and is useful in every aspect of your life. It will prevent a lot of troubles, heal you and bless you with peace during the troubling storms.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our teacher) for blessing us with the best guidance book that is chock full of the best life advice there ever was. In the name of the greatest teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Lest It Be a Snare.

SOFT RAPIDS THROUGH QUIET FOREST

Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. Exodus 34: 12 New King James Version                                                                                        

And they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. Exodus 34: 15 New King James Version                                                                                   

covenant: a formal and serious agreement or promise Merriam-Webster Dictionary.     

This is why it is impossible for Christians to marry non-Christians or to have non-Christians as friends.                                                                 

Beware; if you are foolish enough to marry a non-Christian believing your love will change them you are in for a painful surprise. Not only will they not change but chances are they will drag you away from Christ. Statistics say your marriage will end up in divorce.                                      

What will that do to any children that are born before the divorce?

Dance with the devil and you will get burned on his dance floor. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                  

If you choose to hang out with non-Christians soon you will stop praying, stop reading your Bible and will be carried away into destructive habits which will eventually destroy both your life and your relationship with Christ.                                                                                                           

Been there one that. Thankfully Jesus never gave up on me and I was blessed with Him taking me to another country to get away from the bad influence. Yes it can be that serious.                                                                               

I am not saying all non-Christians are bad but the fact that they do not live a Christian life will drag you away from Christ.                                           

So say instead of going to a Bible study they convince you to join their baseball team. Now the baseball team is not bad but if it drags you away from Christ, that is bad. 

                                                                             

Prayer: Please Jehovah-‘Ori (The Lord my Light) guide me to good Christian fellowship and away from those who walk in darkness lest I fall away from You my Beloved. Please bless me to be a light unto those walking in darkness to bring them into Your holy light. I humbly request this in the name of He who is the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Not My Neighbour.

GOING GODS WAY

Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 1 Peter 1:17 New International Version                                                                                                         

It does not matter what others say in ridicule or scorn to me, I want to live so that I will hear Him say to me” Well done good and faithful servant.” Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                               

When I was a teenager it drove me crazy with everyone telling how to live my life with each being different from the other. I could not please everybody so I pleased nobody, especially myself. To say I was miserable was an understatement. I was confused and frustrated to the max each and every day.                                                              

When faithfully obeying the Holy Spirits leading I slowly learned that Jehovah had a plan for my life and that He had a purpose for me.         

Jesus does not care if you are rich or poor, a sports athlete or permanently crippled in a wheelchair, whether you are handsome or bland, what colour you are or what country you come from.                   What he cares about it that you are faithful and obedient to His calling in your life. And, He does have a calling for each and every one of us, His servants.                                                                                                      

To be in reverent fear means to be respectful.                                              

As Jesus is our King so too are we His servants. We are to be respectful and obedient to our King and in our service to our King.                           

It is to Him and Him alone that we owe allegiance to and not any country or relative.                                                                                     

Jesus is my judge not my neighbour nor relatives nor friends. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                         

People are fickle. Today you are a hero and tomorrow you are a has been.  People minds are limited and clouded by their own desires. Every time I followed a man or womans advice without consulting Jehovah first it the endeavor ended  in disaster.                               

Whose judgment concerns you more: people or Jesus’?                        

Be careful, your eternal destiny depends upon this important decision.                                   

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Hashopet  (The Lord is My Judge) bless me with guidance and strength to always be an obedient son unto You in my walk towards Your Heavenly home You have lovingly prepared for me. I sincerely request this in the name of my beloved King 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.