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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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Here is the proof.

HOLY SPIRITS POWER

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9 New King James Version

For those of you who doubt if the Holy Spirit dwells within the Christian here is the proof. The Spirit of God dwells in you.  That is not a maybe but a direct promise and Jehovah always fulfills His promises.

 

Therefore all Christians have the Holy Spirit with in us.

What does the Spirit do in our lives?

He conquers our addictions which we are too weak to defend ourselves from.

For me it was stubbornness.

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

Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 New King James Version

The Holy Spirit with in us guides us to what is the right way to live. There have been too many times when I was in doubt about certain circumstances but the Holy Spirit lead me to make the correct ones which prevented a lot of grief.

The reward for this is peace in our lives and joy in our loving relationship with the Trinity.  There are so many times in my prayers that I am so filled with spiritual joy it feels as if every molecule in my body wants to scream out:” I love You my Holy Father, I love You.”

The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 New King James Version

There have been so many times in my trials and tribulations I wanted to quit but was empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue on the victory.

That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 New King James Version

 

The Holy Spirit teaches us about Jehovah which leaves us in awe, respect and a deeper love for Him.

 

These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 New King James Version                                                                      

The reward for this is a stronger loving bond with Him.

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17 New King James Version

                                                                                                            

And finally, He is the best remodeler there can ever be. Looking back I am amazed at how much He was destroyed the old pot of clay and remolded me into a completely opposite creature. Every one of those fruits are in an abundance in my live.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 New King James Version

Now do not expect all of these to occur when you accept in your heart Jesus Christ as your Savior. Some may take years, some may take decades (for me some took twenty years). We go on Jehovahs time not ours. Speaking from experience although a lot of it has been very difficult I humbly thank my Beloved every day for the amazing work over He has accomplished in this lumpy clay. And the thing is, the process continues all of our lives.

The Christian walk is one of constant learning and remolding of our spirits. It does not happen over night, it happens over a lifetime. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh  (God is our Provider) for blessing me with the most amazing life giving gift of the Holy Spirit who has patiently destroyed the old pottery and skillfully remolded me into the child You desire me to be. I humbly thank You in the name of He whose most precious gift made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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But You Did.

DEPEND UPON THE LIVING WATERS

 

And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.) Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well advanced in age; and Sarah had passed the age of childbearing. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, “After I have grown old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?” And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’  Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did Genesis 18:10-15 New King James Version

 

Notice how when Sarah heard Jehovah was promising to do the impossible  Sarah insulted Jehovah by laughing. When Jehovah called her out on it she denied it. Is that not a stupid thing to do?

 

But, how many times do we do the same thing?

When Jehovah promises to do what we consider impossible we insult Him and laugh and say:” No way, there is no way You and accomplish such a thing it is impossible!”

Is that not a lack of faith?

Jehovah is not angry with us because He knows our minds cannot grasp His true awesomeness and power.

 

When we commit an offence against another and or Jehovah how many times do we deny it even when we know it is a blatant lie?

So many times I have felt like banging someone’s head against the wall and screaming you know what you did so stop lying.

Now I have learned to just state the fact and walk away. They know they are not getting away with it and it prevents a lot of frustration and anger.  The problem is left in Jehovahs hands and as much as they try to deny it with Him, He will deliver true justice to the offender.

Concerning us, as much as we disbelieve Jehovahs promises they will come to pass. When they do our awe, respect and love for Him grows as does our faith in Him.

God promises and He always delivers on His promises. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord our Provider) for the countless blessing You have so generously bestowed upon this child of Yours. Please forgive me when in lack of faith I doubt Your powerful love and ability to bless me and fulfill Your holy promises unto me. I exalt You in the name of He who fulfilled His promise when He did the impossible and rose from the dead to become our Divine King and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Two Different Ones.

I believe there are two different types of forgiveness.

One is for yourself, the other is in relationships.

The one is for yourself.

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:11 New King James Version

If someone does you wrong, you are to forgive them for yourself.

If you do not forgive them you will become angry, bitter and full of self pity. That causes all kinds of physical and spiritual sickness. And, worst of all, if you refuse to repent it will badly affect your relationship with Jehovah. You will end up all alone and bitter. Each day will seem like a living Hell. I have seen a lot of that in seniors homes and i n the lives of many I knew as a child that are now adults.

 

The other is relationship.

Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.  But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17 New King James Version                                  

Now in the time that Jesus said that Jews were forbidden from having anything to do with a heathen or tax collector.                                                            

If someone is abusive to you are refuses to repent (repent means to admit what you did, admit it was wrong, to say you are sorry, and to stop committing the abuse. Many times that will mean going in for Christian counselling) do not continue in the relationship. If a spouse gets drunk and beats up the other spouse (and yes, women do it to men almost as much as men do it to women) and refuses to stop do you really believe Jesus wants you at continue on in that relationship? Not the Jesus I know and love.

The reason you take two or more witnesses is so the offender cannot say you did not try to reconcile with them or that it never happened (I have personally experienced a lot of that one).

 

Now many of us do not attend churches but we can go to Christian councilors and if available in your area go to group sessions. If the offender refuses it is because they know they are wrong but the relationship is not important enough for them to reconcile. If it is not important enough for them then why should it be important to you?

 

May I suggest, if you live in North America, to look up Focus on the Family for help and online resources.   RBC.org (go to topics and you will find many exhalent booklets to help you) as is acts.org.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me with discernment to know when and how to forgive others as You do. I humbly request this in the name of our Supreme Judge Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Book That Answers

HE GIVES ABUNDANTLY

It is all in there

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of Godmay be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Here’s the book that answers all you questions.

You have a question about life?

This book answers all your questions. About friends, marriage, raising children, investing, health, anger, sadness, worry. You name it and this book has the answers. It’s called of course, the Bible.

Any event that you need guidance for, may I suggest you look it up in a Bible concordance, the answer is there.

A wise investment is spending time reading this book every day, I prefer first thing in the morning. Then, just talk to God like He is your best friend and confidante, which He is. When He answers your question, thank Him for it and obey His divine instruction. He will never lead you wrong. It may not be what you want to hear, but it is what is best. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

It will guide you through your dark days.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms 119:105

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rabbi (Holy Spirit my teacher) for being so patient and wise in teaching me the wisdom on the best instruction manual for life, Gods own word. I give thanks in the name of the best teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Meditate Upon It Day and Night.

WORSHIP CONSCIENCE

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version                                                                                                                      

Just as we need food in our body it keep us healthy so too do we need to meditate upon the Bible every day to grow spiritually stronger every day.                                 

Why not take a little Bible in your purse or knapsack and read it on the bus in the morning and evening to and from work (unless you are ashamed of reading the Bible in public)? Why not read it during lunch at work?                                          

Instead of wasting time watching that filth on the idiot box (TV) why not enjoy reading Christian litature?                                                                                             

A good place I like to go to is Biblesnet.com for a wide selection of free EBooks to enjoy.                                                                                                                                        

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) for the abundant resources to daily receive Your life giving spiritual bread. Please accept my deep gratitude in the name of He who daily fed His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                                               

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


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Concentrate on Him.

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This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version

Instead of concentrating on self to gain happiness which always leaves you feeling empty (you know I need a new car or house to be happy. I need to make more money. I need the latest fashion clothes to be happy {it constantly amazes me how shallow people are to buy designer clothes that are no better than no name one but twice the price} or I need a better body) concentrate on Christ.

It is always the most fulfilling experience to enjoy a beautiful love affair with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

 

This is accomplished with setting aside quiet time every day reading His love letter and guidance book to you (the Bible) and talking with Him.

It also involves finding a quiet place in nature to just sit and enjoy communing with Him.

 

Enjoying nature is the best place to commune with Christ.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Jehovah made nature, man made cities. Which do you find more serine and beautiful?

 

The other way to develop a relationship with Him is to serve Him.

Request the Holy Spirit to guide you to the best place to serve Him and then depend upon His guidance to accomplish the work he has brought you to do.

Think of it as you and the Holy Spirit being a tag team. During this time you will feel as a partner and will enjoy working with the best Guidance Councilor.  When you do this you will experience joy.

 

The difference between happiness and joy is like comparing a bowl of instant soup to a smorgasbord of delicacies.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ElHeenu (the Lord our God)  for the incredible honour of being a member of Your holy family. The most cherished time of my day every day is the time I spend with You. I give thanks for this treasure in the name of the best friend one could ever have Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Took Me Where I Did Not Want To Go.

WE MUST LET GO

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9    New King James Version

 

When I completed my TESOL course the intention was to teach in Central America. The Lord however was directing me to China. I thought He was crazy and there was no way that destination was even on the radar.

As I love Jesus I obediently ventured to China even though there was dread in my heart because it was a communist country and I am a Christian.

It has been a difficult ten years travelling and teaching all along the coast from the north to the south. Through His wise guidance He has lead me to people who were open to listening about Him and accepting Him.

Sometimes the Lord will lead you where you do not want to go because you are afraid. Trust Him, obey Him and follow Him. He will be with you every step of the way.

Reflecting back on the experience the understanding came to me that His way was, is and always will be the best way.

A bonus is how much that in my difficult times and learning to trust in Him we have grown oh so very close.

 

What a marvelous blessing that is as well as the fact that I have helped guide others into Christ’s wonderful family.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rohi (Holy Spirit our Sheppard) for being such a patient, wise and strong guide in my life to take me to the places You have prepared for me to do the work You have prepared for me. I praise You in the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The More Amazed I Am.

HE GIVES ABUNDANTLY

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” Romans 15:4 New King James Version

 

The more I read and understand the Bible the more amazed I am at how reverent it is in my life.

 

For example since learning in the book of Titus to warn a troublemaker twice, if they refuse to listen have nothing to do with them I have a lot less stupid arguments. I come to understand that they are their happiest when causing trouble.

When reading about Joshua and how he endured forty years in the desert because of the disobedient Israelites he ended up enjoying the gifts of a fruitful life in the promised land.

Whenever I get discouraged and read the Bible the Holy Spirit always leads me to encouraging verses or to situations where people in the Bible endured hardships and prospered.

For example I learned that when the disciples were in the storm and called out to Jesus He rescued them. He allowed them to encounter the storm to teach them to depend more upon Him. That is a great lesson for me.

 

Truly, the more I read the Bible the more amazed I am how much I see myself in its pages.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for the amazing blessing of Your incredible book of knowledge, the Bible. Thank you for being so gracious as to open my mind and heart to the wisdom therein and to understand the experiences of those who have gone before me. I give thanks in the name of he who taught so much by quoting and explaining the scriptures 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