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And Obey It.

SERVE THE LORD

Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28 Holy Bible, New International Version

I have heard too many so called Christians say: “Yes, I am a Christian, I read my Bible every day.” My reply is: “That is good but do you obey what is revealed to you in the Bible?”

Too many times I have heard too many so called Christians quote from the Bible to suit their own ends, like certain cults that says man is head of the house to enslave their wives and children to be blindly obedient to them like slaves.. My reply is :”Yes but Jesus said that He came to serve not to be served.” That means that the man is to put his family above himself. Then they tell me I am misquoting the Bible.

Do not tell me you read your bible every day, show me you obey what is says to you every day. Joseph- Anthony: Green

The amazing thing is the slow transformation that occurs when you put obedience to Jehovahs word in every aspect of your life. Most times you are not even aware of the new creation you have become. People who have not seen you for many years are amazed at the difference in your lifestyle. One of the positive results of this obedience is the surpassing amount of love, joy and peace there is in your life.

If Christ does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.” Dr. Paul Tripp

How about you?

Are you a Bible reader and quoter or are you a Bible obeyer?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) for creating in this child of Yours an obedient heart that is submissive to Your Divine will in every aspect of my life. I praise You in the name of Your most obedient Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands.

WAIT UPON GOD

 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren. So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?” Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So Moses feared and said, “Surely this thing is known!” When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh and dwelt in the land of Midian; and he sat down by a well. Exodus 2:11-15 Holy Bible  New King James Version

Taking matters into your own hands leads to disaster. Depending upon Jehovah leads to success. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Revenge is where you want to hurt somebody worse for doing you wrong. Then they get some family and friends and get you back worse. After that you get some of your family and friends and extract even worse revenge on the perpetrators.

That is how wars start.

Even today in many parts of the world there are groups that hate each other because of something that was done centuries or even eons ago.

When I was tree planting and we had some Africans working with us we could not have certain groups in the same camp. If they were they would try to kill each other on site with axes, shovels and what ever they could get their hands on. It is insanity at its worst.

In the United States the Hatfields and Macoys was a real event that lasted about a hundred years. In Canada we had the Black Donlleys which ended in a bloody massacre.

 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for God’s wrath [and His judicial righteousness]; for it is written [in Scripture], “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

The Christian is to pray for the perpetrators to be moved unto repentance and have faith that if they persist in their evil, wicked ways Jehovah will punish them appropriately.

I have witnessed Jehovahs vengeance against those who wronged my and I can assure you it is a terrifying site to see.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge) for being the wisest and fairest Judge of them all and for vindicating me in You time and in Your way. Please bring all those who have unfairly persecuted me to a repentant heart so as to avoid Your terrible judgment. I humbly request this in the name of the Supreme Judge on the day of judgment Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Reliable and Trustworthy

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 Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word].Hebrews 10:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

When we become Christians we confess Christ as our Savior, King and best Friend.

We have all had friends that have let us down and even back stabbed us.

When Jesus is our bestest friend He is reliable and trust worthy. He never lets us down or back stabs us. His word is law. He promises to always be there with us and for us. He never lets us down. During our trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares we cling to His promise and it strengthen us to endure the hard times. As we progress in our walk with Him we become more confident in Him because He has proven Himself to be reliable and trustworthy.

Constantly rejoicing in hope [because of our confidence in Christ], steadfast and patient in distress, devoted to prayer [continually seeking wisdom, guidance, and strength]. Romans 12:12 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We have all received conflicting and bad advice about our careers from others.

When we accept Christ as our King we follow the path He has chosen for us with hope (Hope in this manner is confidence in His divine guidance.) Many times He leads us where we do not understand where He is leading us but we trust in Him more and more along the journey because He has proven Himself to be trustworthy and reliable so far.

As death approaches us we are not worried about the unknown or the torment of Hell because we are confident in our hope that He as our Savior will be there to greet us to our Heavenly home. That is because He has proven Himself to be trustworthy and reliable all of our lives.

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

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for always being faithful to me in Your divine guidance in every aspect of my life. I praise You for this precious treasure in the name of my faithful king Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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A FEW TRURSTED FRIENDS

Thy Choicest Companions But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We have all had the good times friends. You know the type, they are there when the times are good but when you need their help, you are a stranger to them. Indeed, many times they will step back and either tisk tisk you (it is your own fault you are experiencing the difficulties) or they are laughing at you. We have all had the backstabbing friends, they are nice to your face but gossip about you when you are not around. We have all had the friends of convenience. They are your friend as long as they can get what they want from you and when they do not need you anymore, you are a stranger to them.

“I would rather have one true friend than many friends of convenience or good time friends.” Joseph- Anthony: Green

We have also all had the true friends. The ones you can depend upon to always be there for you. They are the ones we can confide in. They are more valuable than gold.

Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion.” Thomas Brooks

Of course as all Christian know, we have the best friend we could ever ask for when we are blessed with Jesus Christ’s most awesome friendship.

Jesus is always there, Jesus always cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Pryyand (God is my friend) for blessing me with the most awesome friendship with You and thank you for guiding me unto those of the same loving heart to enjoy fellowship with. I exalt You in the name of my best friend Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Because of Them.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

 I thank God, whom I worship and serve. 2 Timothy 1:3 Amplified Bible

We all know that Paul suffered a lot during his ministry and I believe all true ministers (we do not have to go through seminary school to be ministers) of Christ do as well. I believe this is done on purpose.

The purpose of it is when any accuser steps forward and asks us what do we know of suffering we can give life experiences.

As well, who better to reach the suffering than those who have walked the path before them.

Faith is realizing that I am useful to God not in spite of my scars but because of them. –Pamela Reeve

It is said that a drunk that desires to be free of alcoholism will listen to an ex alcoholic before he listens to someone with a degree on the wall.

So, even though we may not enjoy our trial and tribulations, sorrows and snares whilst enduring them, please look at the big picture: Chances are, Jehovah is using this experience now to prepare you to use it to help others some where, some time in the future and that through this you may be the catalyst that brings a lost soul to Christ.

There is nothing anybody else can do that can stop God from using us. We can turn everything into a testimony. Corrie ten Boom

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Tsori – Lord my Strength for blessing me with Your divine strength to endure the suffering and pain that is inflicted upon on Your faithful servants. I praise You in the name of He who endured six hours of agony on the cross for me Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 


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How close do you want to be?

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How close do you want to be to the most beautiful lover?

It takes time and commitment on your behalf.

Come near to God and he will come near to you James 4:8

Are you too busy for God?

How much time do you spend with Him reading His glorious love letter to you (the Bible)?

How much time do you spend thanking Him for all His wonderful gifts He so generously gives you?

How much time do you spend asking what you can do for God instead of being a spoiled cry baby and always saying: Gemme, Geemee, Geemme?

How much time do you give to the Lord in service to Him?

Then when he grows tired of your self centeredness He leaves you and you cry out: “God why are you far from me!!”

God is only as close to you, as you are to Him. Joseph: Anthony: Green

So, if you want to be close to God, may I suggest you start by spending time reading His love letter to you every morning.

After that why not say this mantra: “Not my will by Thy will be done, my Abba. Show me where you want me to go, teach me what you want me to do.”

Then as God reveals His wondrous assignment for you DO IT!!

To rearrange a famous quote if I may:” Ask not what God can do for you, but rather ask what you can do for God.”

There is enough time in every day to do God’s work… in God’s way. Dr. Ted W. Engstrom

When you do these things, THEN you will feel God close to you. And, oh what a wonderful relationship it will be.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yahweh (God of his people) for blessing me with the most wonderful, beautiful love relationship I could ever imagine. I give thank for this privilege in the name of He who made it possible by His sacrifice Jesus Christ. Amen.     

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

 


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The Question is, Who Listens?

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 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience]. Psalm 34:11 Amplified Bible

No, that is not your conscience speaking to you, that is the Holy Spirit.

The devil is an expert at twisting the truth into a lie so if you depend upon your “conscience” you are easy prey for Him.

Then how will you know if it is the Holy Spirit or the devil?

The answer is in developing a deep personal relationship with Jehovah by reading your Bible and obeying what it says.

From my personal experience when I am reading the Bible and a verse jumps out at me, that is the Holy Spirit speaking to me. I stop reading and pray for enlightenment. Then he guide me to understanding the Bible verse in context to what He is saying about my life.

Another way is to listen to good sermon like on sermonaudio and reading good Christian books like can be found on sites like goodread and https://www.gutenberg.org (personally my preference is for the old classics). Of course we should also have godly Christian councilors.

The problem I have sadly witnessed too frequently is that even when others know Jehovah is speaking to them the deliberately chose to ignore Him because he is telling them something they do not want to hear. They want their way, not Jehovahs. That is a sure recipe for disaster. Then when catastrophes occur they go cry babying to Jehovah and ask why He is doing this to them.

God is speaking to all of us, all the time. The question is not, to whom does God talk? The question is, who listens? Neale Donald Walsch

Are you experiencing difficulties in your life right now?

Are you listening to Jehovah as He is speaking to you?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with patiently teaching me to be wise, gracious, humble and meek like my Beloved King Jesus. Thank you for the tools You have blessed me with to receive an ever deepening of these blessings. I exalt You in the name of the wisest Rabbi of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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