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Do not play the blame game.

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Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!” Genesis 45:24 New International Version

Joseph knew his brothers would be quarreling over who was responsible for him being mistreated when his father found out that he was alive and was going to meet him in Egypt.

Don’t we all do the same thing with the “not my fault, your fault” syndrome?

Is it not better to be mature and take responsibility for our wrongs and try to correct them? I know personally of some relationships that were destroyed that were once close because of this very action.

Are you experiencing trouble in a relationship with your spouse, children, parents, friends or co-workers?

Could it be that it is because you are being immature and irresponsible in not apologizing?

Sometimes these problems can only be solved by a good Christian councilor. I say Christian because their wisdom will come from the Bible which is the best guidance book of them all.

Why not try some Christian resource like Focus on the Family and see if they can suggest a councilor in your area?

If the other one or ones involved in this refuse to attend then go yourself.

That is exactly what happened to me and now I have peace while they are still warring within themselves and amongst themselves.

A wise man seeks wise council Proverbs 1:5 New International Version Prayer:

Please Jehovah Elohim (God our eternal creator) bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekness to resolve the problem of _________________ (write in what the problem is) my relationship with _____________ (write in the name of those involved with the problem). If necessary please guide us to Christ centered councilors to help resolve this dispute. I honestly request this in the name of the greatest councilor of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

WARNING: Do not pray this unless you are sincere because if you are not sincere and pray this and Jehovah brings you the guidance you need and you reject it you will be held accountable for your refusal on the terrible Day of Judgment.

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


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You can Endure It.

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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Holy Bible, New King James Version

We all have addictions, that is why we need the power of Christ within us to be victorious over them. Joseph- Anthony: Green

We are all addicted to something and many have more that one so please do not behave as if you are the only one suffering from yours. The Bible confirms it with- No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. Those of us who are Christians have the greatest power to conquer them in the power of the Holy Spirit. Now He may heal you instantly like He did my alcoholism or He may guide you to resources to help you conquer it like He did my smoking addiction but He will always be faithful to guide you to the road to recovery.

Do you believe that God is near? He wants you to. He wants you to know that He is in the midst of your world. Wherever you are as you read these words, He is present.–Max Lucado

The temptation will never leave you for good. Sometimes it will be subtle and sometimes it will be strong to return to your addiction but the Holy Spirit will always bless you with knowledge and strength to defeat the devils snare.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 Holy Bible, New King James Version

Prayer: For the addicted:Oh please merciful Father in Heaven bless me with the Holy Spirits presence in my life to conquer this addiction. I know that it is too strong for me but that nothing is too strong for you. Please guide me to the resources needed to help me with this problem and the strength to be obedient unto your leading.

For the recovered addict: Thank you oh my amazing Father for smashing the chains of my addiction. Please help me to continue to walk in this freedom and bless me with Your powerful strength and wisdom to defeat the wicked one when he comes a knocking. I humbly request this and thank you in the name of He who has forever conquered all demons of addiction Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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What Kind of Fruit are You Producing?

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.Proverbs 18:21 New International Version

What kind of fruit are you producing?

Are you a tongue wager (a gossiper)? Do you enjoy spreading vicious gossip about others?

Beware!

A time will come when someone is going to spread bad rumors about you that is going to cut you deep and you shall be forced to eat the vile poison you to generously have given to others.

Are you producing fruit of pompous self righteousness?

Are you quick to judge others and put them on trial in public (point out loudly in front of others a mistake they have made or a bad habit they do)?

A good point is smoking.

How many people are quick to judge smokers as filthy people and try to shame them in public?

When any of these self righteous twits try that with me I merely inform them that my habit is no where near as disgusting as their pompous attitude. Those that are quick to judge others are hiding shame in their own lives far greater. What is the shame you are trying to hide?

They look at me stunned, shut up and walk away.

Beware!

The time is coming when you shall harvest the same treatment as you have so abundantly given to others and it is going to shame you greatly.

Are you the type to encourage others when they are experiencing a difficult time.

Take comfort in knowing when your tribulations arrive, a comforter will come to you.

Do you encourage others when they are having a difficult time (say they are trying to learn something and are frustrated, do you go over to them and offer them an encouraging word and maybe show them an easy way to do what they are attempting to do)?

Rejoice because not only have you helped another and in so doing brought gladness to Jesus’ heart but the time will come when it is reciprocated back to you.

I have been on the giving and receiving end of these blessing and it is difficult to tell which one was more rewarding.
A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may destroy a life. A timely word may lessen strife. A loving word may heal and bless. Anomalous

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) guide my words to be soothing, healing balm to those that are hurting and afraid. Please guide my words to be encouraging strengthening and providing wise guidance. I request this in the name of the greatest voice of God Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed with Gods divine love, peace and joy.


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Does Not Cut It.

FROM THE HEART

 

First be reconciled to your brother. Matthew 5:24 New King James Version                                                                                                                        

Do you understand what reconciliation is?                                                      

Yes reconciliation is forgiving the offender but there is also the other side of the coin.

                                                                                                         

The offender must admit what they did, admit it was wrong, apologize for it and to stop doing it.                                                                                 

Each of these is important.                                                                               

To just say I am sorry does not cut it.                                                       

Sorry for what? 

                                                                                               

Sorry for what you did is accepting responsibility for your actions. Admitting it was wrong is taking maturity in accepting your actions were incorrect.                                                                                              

Apologizing for it is admitting you accept you have harmed an innocent party.                                                                                                           

To stop doing it means the relationship is important enough for you to take preventative action to ensure the offense does not reoccur.                   

If it is not important enough for you to reconcile with me the relationship is not important enough for me to waste my time on. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                               

Prayer: Please bless me YAHWEH-Ropheka (“The Lord Who Heals) to move the hearts of the unreconciled to come to me with a repentant heart so we may bind up the deep wounds that have been inflicted so as to nurture a loving relationship. If they refuse to obey Your voice please heal the hurt in my heart by their foolish unrepentance. I humbly request this in the name of He who reconciled Peter to Himself after Peters betrayal Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Helps in Our Weakness.

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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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Do Not Remember.

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Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing Isaiah 43:18-19 New King James Version

How many times have we beat ourselves up over mistakes we have done in the past or bad things we have done in the past and have repented of them?

Remember that when we repent Jehovah gets amnesia, so should we. We must learn from our mistakes but not allow them to be the monkey on our back. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                            

When we commit our lives to Jehovah He will crush the old vessel and remold the new one into a beautiful new creation.                                 

Reflecting back over my past it amazes me how so many times the Holy Spirit has molded me so subtly I was no even aware of it. When being put through the fire to burn off the stubborn bad dispositions in me it amazes me just how much the Holy Spirit walked with me through it.           

If you are looking back how can you see where you are going when walking forward? Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                        

Now we must look forward. Forward to our Heavenly home and the journey Jehovah has planned for us to get there.                                        

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-‘Ori (The Lord my Light) for blessing me with Your divine beam of light that wisely guides me upon the path of righteousness that leads to the Heavenly home You have so graciously prepared for this obedient son of Yours. Thank you for rescuing me from the path of darkness and creating in me a new life dedicated to the one I love. I exalt You in the name of the greatest potter of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Put Them on the Shoulders.

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He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.  And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and the fine linen, intoartistic designs. They made shoulder straps for it to couple it together; it was coupled together at its two edges. And the intricately woven band of his ephod that was on it was of the same workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as the Lord had commanded Moses.   And they set onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the sons of Israel. He put them on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the Lord had commanded Moses. Exodus 39:2-7 New King James Version                                                                       

The shoulder pads for the high priest was a symbol of our high priest Jesus Christ.

 

The jewels in the shoulder pads were precious jewels.

We are precious jewels to Jesus.

The names of the twelve tribes of Israel were engraved upon the stones. Our names are precious and are engraved upon Jesus’ heart. Just as the priest was to carry these upon his shoulders so too does our precious Priest carry us upon His shoulders like a good Sheppard. When the sheep go astray the good Sheppard carries them back to the flock.

When the load of life is too heavy to carry and you believe it is impossible to continue on one more step, give it all to Jesus. If He was strong enough to carry the cross for you, He is more than strong enough to carry your cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Many times in my life it was only when I surrendered it all to Jesus that the troubles slowly were resolved. I believe it was slowly because that allowed me time to digest just what an awesome, loving, caring, strong and wise Savior we have in Jesus. Jesus is not just our Saviour in Gods grace but also in our daily lives.

It is in our weakness that Jesus is strong.   Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ  Rohi (Jesus is my Shepherd) for blessing me with having my name engraved upon Your strong shoulders to carry me back to Your Holy flock when I go astray. I exalt You in You strong and gentle name. Amen.

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