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You Can’t, He Can

To him who is able to keep you from stumbling. Jude 24 New King James Version                                                                                                    

We all have them.                                                                                                

We have inherited them from our parents.                                                        

Sinful disposition traits are handed down from one generation to the next. This is why it is important to trace your ancestors. Doing so helps you understand why you are the way you are.                                                       

So if say you have relatives in your family tree that were alcoholics you would know it to be very wise to abstain from drinking.                                      

As well it is also of extreme importance to pass this knowledge onto your children to help them avoid much grief and destruction in their lives.                                                                                                                    

Now there are some bad traits that try as we may we can never conquer them.                                                                                                                    

So say you are short tempered it does not matter how hard you try to control your temper you will always be short tempered.                               

All is not lost however.                                                                                     

We are blessed with the gift of the power of the Holy Spirit when we accept Christ as our savior and surrender these weaknesses to Him in complete faith that He shall conquer them.

                                                                      DELIVERANCE COMES FROM THE LORD                                                         

As well He will bless you with knowledge of what triggers your temper to go off and the necessary steps to avoid these ruinous situations. There will come occasions when you cannot escape them. Then it is time to run to the safety of the Holy Spirit. Call upon Him quickly with complete faith He shall deliver you and He will.                                                    

I speak from personal experience on both of these weaknesses.                   

There were inherited weaknesses that were destroying my life that I had no power over. It was only when I completely surrendered them to Christ that I was saved. 

There are ruinous dispositions that require daily prayer to prevent me from disastrous situation that the Holy Spirit either prevent from occurring or guided me through them when they do occur.                      

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for blessing me with Your Devine strength to eternally conquer the fleshly weaknesses in my life that was spiritually destroying me and making my life a living Hell. Thank you for blessing me with wisdom and strength on how to keep them at bay. I exalt You in the name of Your strong Son my Beloved Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Have You Been Told to Get Out?

Exodus 12 and Joshua 6

Just as the Lord instructed the Israelites to coat their doorposts and they would not suffer the fate of the Egyptians so to was Rahab instructed to tie a red cord outside her window of her apartment, which was on the wall, at Jericho and her family would be spared.

Do you see any similarities there?

Has there been any time in your life that destruction was coming and  the Lord is instructing you, you must do something in order to escape doom?

city shrounded in mist in the mountains seen through the forest Hong Kong-crop

For me, it was articles on a web site that exposed a country that I was dwelling that certain doom was coming and it was time to get out. Boy am I glad I was obedient.

If you neglect to obey these warnings you do so at your own cost.

The Israelites that refused to listen when warned about the Babylonian destruction coming and then the ones before the destruction by the Romans paid a very heavy price.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our rescuer) for Your mercy in warning me numerous times to evacuate from some place or situation to avoid certain calamity. I laud You for this amazing grace in the name of He whose sacrifice ultimately blesses us from eternal destruction Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet 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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What are You going to Do?

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33 New King James Version                                                                                                        

 Worry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drained out. Author Unknown

Are you in a financial pickle? What are you going to do? Are you going to go to a financial advisor (some have given me some very bad advice and I wonder if they have your best interest at heart or the financial institution they work for as well as their bonuses?) Do they not offer so much advice that many times it is confusing to know the right course to take? Does this not cause fear, worry and physical health problems?                                                                                 

Why not go to the financial advisor which is the smartest of all and truly has you best interests at heart?                                                                            

His name is Jehovah. He loves you, cares about you and will never lead you wrong. It has worked for me and has brought about a lot of peace into my life as a consequence. The same holds true for every aspect of your life.                

                                                 GTTING CLOSE WITH GOD                                                                                          

There are two catches however.                                                                      

One is obedience.                                                                                                  

When Jehovah speaks to you, you are to be obedient unto His voice. Many times what He has advised me to do seemed crazy but at the other end of it I saw His infinite wisdom and was overjoyed that I obeyed Him. He can and will speak to you through Bible reading, talking with Godly councilors, listening to Christian sermons and through other means as well.                                                                                                                 

There is no sense asking for Jehovahs advice of you are not willing to listen to it or obey it. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                        

The second part is just as hard and that is to have faith in His leading. Many times He leads you into unfamiliar territory and it is pretty scary. Even us seasoned vets face the challenges of faith in our walks.                  

There are times when all of our faith shall be challenged no matter how long we have walked with the Master and there is not just one challenge but many on our walk to Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green                             

Prayer:   Thank you Jehovah-Jireh  (God is our Provider) for always blessing me with the correct path to take in all aspects of life. The added blessing of this is an amazing peace that envelopes my life. I praise you in the name of He who always provided for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                           

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


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Fight When Right

DO NOT BE AFRAID

Do you see an injustice? 

Than have confidence in God and stand up to them. 

I have many times. 

You know what; you might be surprised who will stand up with you. 

One time in a tree panting camp a foreman was treating rookies very bad. 

I stood up to him. 

This angered the camp supervisor and he arranged a little show down between his goons and me. 
I told them “You may beat me, but I will get back up, spit my blood in your face and kick your buts. When I am right I WILL FIGHT even unto my last breath.” 

I was prepared to receive a butt kicking. 

I heard a small voice saying: Don’t worry. I am sending you help.” I was expecting a legion of angels to come thundering out of the clouds. 

What I didn’t know was that when hearing this many of the other planters quietly moved behind me, a road crew repairing a damaged section of the Alaska Highway joined in. 

What started out as fifteen of them against me were now forty of them with me against fifteen of the camp supervisors goons. Now believe these boys were no angels. Ha ha but I believe God moved their hearts to step forward and risk an all out war. We would have all gotten fired as well. 

Needless to say the goons quickly backed down. I then TOLD the foreman and camp supervisor to get over here and apologize to these boys or I am coming over there and kick your butt. They had to humble themselves in front of the whole camp.

Later many people came over and mentioned how they admired that I stood up. My reply was that it is the duty of every Christian to stand up and fight for what is right. 

 “A man dies once, a coward dies many times.” Mexican proverb

And it is so true. Remember: it is our Christian duty to stand up and fight when we see an injustice. 

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matt. 10:28 New International Version)

“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” Hebrews 4:12 (New American Standard Bible). 

Prayer: Oh Jehovah Nissi( the Lord is our banner, that means He goes out in front of us when we fight the right fight) I admit sometimes when I see an injustice I tremble in fear. Please give me a strong and courageous heart that has faith You will be right there with me, like David. A faith and ambition like Paul’s . In the name of the mighty warrior king Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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


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Helps in Our Weakness.

flowers caressing blazing red cross

 

The Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 New King James Version 

                                                                                                                

We all have our weaknesses, bad habits that we just cannot quit. No matter how hard we try, what programs we try we always fail.                     

Most times it is an inherited disease like alcoholism (do you think that is why so many New Years Resolutions fail?).                                                                                         

Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 New King James Version                                                                                                         

I believe that is what the Bible refers to as sins of the fathers.                     

On both sides of my family we have the curse of alcoholism that goes back for generations run rampant. On a side note, I believe that is why it is important for us to know our family history and to teach it, both good and bad to our children. Believe it can prevent a lot of grief and torment in the future generations of our families.                                                                                               

It was only by the power of the Holy Spirit that my alcoholism was conquered.

                                                                                                         

For decades I tired diet, hypnosis, counseling and acupuncture to no avail.                                                                                                                     

It was only when I totally surrendered to Jesus that He blessed me with the power of the Holy Spirit to exorcist this disease. He helps in our weakness to conquer or addictions permanently.

                                          

When I completely surrendered He freed from the chains that held me in a living Hell and was slowly dragging me into an eternal Hell.                          

I know I have spoken of this in previous articles but it needs repeating when appropriate. I am not bragging because there is nothing to brag about. It was not by my might but the Holy Spirits that those chains were perpetually smashed.                                                                                

Are you at the end of your rope?                                                                         

Yes, the way to victory is to surrender.                                                  

Surrender completely to the power of the Holy Spirit through Christ by Jehovahs grace.

                                                                                                             

A good place to go for help is Focus on the Family if you live in Canada or the United States.                                                                                              

It is only when we quit depending on self and begin depending upon Jehovah that we will find victory. .Joseph- Anthony: Green                           

Prayer: The Addicts Prayer: Oh please Jehovah Hoshe’ah The Lord Saves) rescue me from the chains that keep me living in a daily Hell. The bonds are too strong for me to overcome on my own. I believe You have the power to eternally free me and I humbly beg of You to free me from these chains in Your infinite power. Pease bless me with the resources to help me heal from the damage my addiction has done to my mind and body. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who freed the demon possessed man Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Experienced the Same Dance

SEEKING JEHOVAHS ADVICE

And Abraham came near and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked?  Suppose there were fifty righteous within the city; would You also destroy the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous that were in it?  Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

So the Lord said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”

Then Abraham answered and said, “Indeed now, I who am but dust and ashes have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose there were five less than the fifty righteous; would You destroy all of the city for lack offive?”

So He said, “If I find there forty-five, I will not destroy it. ”            

And he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose there should be forty found there?”

So He said, “I will not do it for the sake of forty.”

 Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose thirty should be found there?”

So He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”

And he said, “Indeed now, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord: Suppose twenty should be found there?”

So He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty.”

Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?”

And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.” So the Lord went His way as soon as He had finished speaking with Abraham; and Abraham returned to his place.Genesis 18: 23- 33 New King James Version

                                                                                                                               

Notice that Jehovah knows that Abraham is pleading to save his nephew Lots life from the destruction of Sodom.                                                                                                                                     

Instead of coming right out and asking, Abraham dances around the bush. He had no doubt known the wickedness in that city and that it deserved to be destroyed but he was concerned about Lots life.                                                                                                                                                               

How many times do we do that with our Beloved?                                                                                                      

He knows what we want to ask but is patient with us as we dance around our request.                           

Most of the time I am polite but direct in my requests to Jehovah and to people.

                                                         

I have experienced the same dance when people want to ask me something. I want to scream at them and say just ask me already!             

Be honest, sincere and respectful in your requests and it will save a lot of time for both of us. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                

Instead of trying to manipulate Jehovah (which in a way is what Abraham was doing) do you not believe the respectful thing to do is to humbly ask Jehovah for what we want?                                   

Prayer: Thank You Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) for the amazing privilege of having a loving Devine friend like You that is always available, willing to listen and grant my righteous request. Please remind me to be respectful and direct with my requests unto You. I gratefully ask this in Your awesome name. Amen.

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


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For a Good Reason.

BECAUSE OF MY FAITH

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you James 1:2-5 New International Version

 

Jehovah allows us to endure trials and tribulations for a good reason. We do not know nor understand it at the time. We may even feel we are being unfairly punished.

God is the creator and we are the creation.

Sometimes He has to put us through the furnace to burn off that which bad for us whether it be in our personality or in relationships or in attitudes.

Most times we are not even aware of those bad traits or attitudes.

 

Speaking from personal experience it was only after my greatest trials and tribulation that I understood what he was wisely doing in my life. I am eternally grateful for that and that he did not listen to my cries during the tribulation to stop it. Every single trial and tribulation was for a specific reason.

Jehovah loves you and enjoys it even less than you do to watch you suffer.

So, even though you may not (and you usually do not) understand what is happening or why if you are going through tribulation have faith that the Master Potter is working you into a beautiful creation that is fit for heaven.

Even though you do not see the light at the end of the tunnel have faith that Jehovah only has you in the furnace as long as is necessary and not one minute more.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hosanna (God our maker) for the trials and tribulations brought into my life. Even though they have been difficult I now know they were for my own good.

I give thanks for these in the name of he who endured the tribulation of the cross for me Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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This is the Only Way.

HOLY SPIRIT ENCOURAGER

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalms 103:8 New International Version

Think of earthly families okay.

Whether you like to admit it or not, we do inherit undesirable traits from our parents like alcoholism, short temperedness, and of course stubbornness.

Now, the more we submit to Christ, the more we become like Christ.

This is how someone who was cold hearted becomes compassionate, more patient and loving.

This is the only way to conquer our undesirable personality trait.

I used to be very spiteful and hold a grudge for a long time.

Now, when someone wrongs me, I sincerely take it to Jesus and leave it there.

As a consequence my life is filled with more peace and joy.

Only Christ can conquer our undesirable traits.

Then why does He give them to us in the first place you may ask?

It is because we see it is only by His grace and love that these undesirables are conquered and that leads us to exuberant joyful praise to Him. And of course this oozes out of our daily life.

This is, by the way, why it is my personal opinion, psychiatry miserably fails miserably. Their limited reasoning and dope pushing (prescribing drugs like candy) does not and cannot solve the problem.

IMPORATANT There are cases where drugs are necessary like if you have schizophrenia or some other serious mental disability you will have to take medication for the rest of your life. I have seen too many who thought they were better and stopped taking their medication that led to disastrous results.  I see those who stay on their medication lead productive lives and when participating in Christian Bible studies become very calm, joyful and peaceful

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  for freeing me from the destructive chains of __________ (name any addictions or destructive behavior traits you had that Jehovah has freed you from). I thank you in the name of He whose power cast out the demons in so many when he walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

.   Editors note: it was only when I admitted to Jehovah that the demons of alcoholism were to strong for me to conquer and please rescue me that those horrible chains were smashed and it has been many years since I have touched a drink

Prayer: Please Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  release me from the prison of ________ (write down your any destructive addictions or behavior traits you need to be freed from). I in deepest need request this in the name of He who has promised to set all the prisoners free Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Would Commit My Cause.

TRUST IN HIM

To God I would commit my cause. Job 5:8 New King James Version

I believe this is the most important thing we can do in our life.

Before we make any decisions in life we need to commit it to the Lord, trust in Him and be obedient to His answer.

Let us say you want to buy a certain house but you feel the Lord saying no. Later you find the house to be in bad neighbourhood or maybe you lose your job and cannot make the payments, then what?

Let us say you want to marry a woman after a short romance but feel God says no. Later you find she is very materialistic and would spend you into the poor house (I have seen this quite a few times).

 

Maybe you want a certain job in another part of the country but the Lord says no. Then you find out that they have numerous labour complaints against them or that they are closing shop in six months.

The list goes on.

It can be quite the struggle as I well know. Sometimes it felt like my head was going to explode because there was such a fight going on inside. One side vehemently wants the thing I desired while the other side wanted to be obedient to God.

Prayer and obedience to Jehovahs answer is the best guidance move of your life.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shamah (God is with us) for blessing me with Your Holy presence that guides me in the right choices in life even though at times many of the are very difficult to surrender to. I am oh very appreciative to You and say thank you in the name of the best guidance councilor ever Jesus Christ. Amen.

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