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The Two Go Together

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

The two go together.

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27

When we become baptized the Holy Spirit comes and lives within us.

Now to clothe ourselves with Christ is to emulate Him. That means we are to behave in a Christ like manner.

You see kids today tattooing themselves, swearing and being rebellious because they are emulating the filthy anti Christ’s in rap music. That is destructive and stupid, both for society and for themselves.

We Christians however are to be more like Christ in our behaviour and attitudes. Do you look down on somebody because they are a different colour, nationality or because they are poor? Jesus reached out to the Samaritan woman, the poor blind beggar and a hated Roman Centurion.

Are you impatient with someone who is not the brightest light bulb in the chandelier? Jesus was patient with His disciples for three years. Are you impatient with someone who is slow in the check out? It took God forty years of patience before the Israelites were ready to cross the Jordon River.

Are you too stingy to help the needy? Jesus suffered enormously on the cross to pay the cost for you to gain entry into a loving relationship with Jehovah.

If you are a Christian, prove it by your daily living. Like the old saying goes:Put up or shut up. You do not deserve the privilege of the name of Christian if you are not living the Christian lifestyle.

Although we look forward to going to Heaven to be with Jesus when we die, we should work hard to bring as many with us as we can. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jesus Immanuel (God amongst us) mold daily me to emultate You in all my thoughts, words and deeds. I humbly ask this in Your gracious name. Amen.

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

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Could This Represent Us?

WORSHIP GODS LOVE

He shall remove all the fat from the bull of the sin offering all the fat that is connected to the internal organs,  both kidneys with the fat on them near the loins, and the long lobe of the liver, which he will remove with the kidneys just as the fat is removed from the ox sacrificed as a fellowship offering. Leviticus 4: 8-10

Is it not interesting that the priests use the kidneys and liver as a sin offering?

The kidneys and liver are what removes the toxins from the body.

So could this represent that when we repent from our sins we are spiritually cleansed?

As the fire consumes the liver and kidneys so too does repentance consume our guilt and just as the one was pleasing to Jehovah in the Old Testament how much more do you think it is pleasing in our daily lives?

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) that through Your beautiful son Jesus You have provided a means to heal us of our sins.

I joyously gratefully praise both You and Him for this wonderful gift in His amazing name. Amen.

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


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Hurry Up and Die.

SINFUL DESIRE

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,  brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5 New King James Version

One day in the supermarket line up the headline in a national magazine caught my eyes. It read:” Hurry Up and Die.”

The jist of the article is that many people that went through the great depression of the nineteen thirties scrunched and saved their money.

Their foolish materialistic children have gone in debt way over their heads. The children are not concerned because they believe the money they will get from their parents inheritance will pay their debts.

A consequence of this is many of the elderly are abuse by their children and grand children. They cheat their parents out of money, throw them into a seniors home and only come around when they want money. I have seen and witnessed this pathetic scenario too many times.

As I was reading the article 2 Timothy 3:2-5 flashed into my mind and pretty much every word there describes these low life’s I have met.

Now mind you, there are a lot of abusive parents that are unrepentant towards their now adult children so I believe they are getting their just due (although that does not excuse the children any more than the Pharisees were excused for nailing Christ to the cross).

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) whisper in the ears of the ingrates that the commandment after loving you is loving our parents. Abusing parents is hideous to You. As well my Beloved whisper in the ear of the parents whose children lovingly respectfully care for them to not be so difficult towards them but to be appreciative of them. I humbly ask this in the name of Your most loving and respectful son Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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Good Shall Come to Thee.

FULLFILLED DESIRES

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken. Psalm37:25 New King James Version

To be a servant of Jesus means we give up a lot of the worlds luxuries and most times just survive, all be it comfortably but frugally.

This is good because we learn to depend upon Jehovah for our daily needs. Because He generously supplies them we grow deeper and deeper in love with Him and develop a deeper respect for Him.

 

As we age and are no longer able to serve Him as we did when young we have no government pension to fall back on and most times no savings in the bank.

Through His love and grace Jehovah always supplies for us in our old age just as He did in our younger days.

 

Three times I worked hard, lived frugally and saved.

Three times I was wiped out. Since living for Christ, He has always supplied my every need (not necessarily my every want but definitely my every need).

Now I am getting old and my chance of getting a good work contract is nil.

In fear of my future I prayed to Him about my future with no money and no job.

Each time I did, there was a dream where I was led into an apartment. It was comfortable and spacious but the one thing there always hit me was the cupboards were always full and the lady that led there would look at me and smile and say:” This is yours.” She said it like I was not renting or purchasing the place but rather that is was given for me to live in all the rest of my days. Then I would wake up.

That day while doing Bible reading a verse like the one in this article would jump out at me.

I like Jehovahs retirement plan.

“Live to please God, and He will breathe on thee His peace. Seek His glory, and He will make thy heart His home. Do His will, and thereby good shall come to thee.”  F. B. Meyer

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for always providing for Your child in his service to his loving King. Thank you for promising and keeping Your promise to always take care of Your children whom You cherish so deeply. I give thanks for this blessing in the name of He who taught about the birds in the sky Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The LORD God Said.

CHOICES

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18 New King James Version

I have had many people inform me that being single is a sin. It says in the Bible that man was made to be married quoting from the Book of Genesis.

What it really says it that it is not good for man to be alone. Do not forget that Adam was the only human at that time. So, naturally, as animals had their own species to gather with so too did man require another human. That is why you see that God made a helper comparable to him.

If you are in service to Jehovah many times it is a disadvantage to be married.

In my service to the Lord He has taken me all over the world. If you have a family it is best to stay in one place. If you are married you will be concerned about the welfare of your family which will take you away from total service to the Lord. Many times in my service to the Lord I was sleeping in a tent. That is not a good place to try to raise a family.

I believe that everyone inherently desires to have a spouse, a family and a home. For some of that is not possible in our service to the Lord.  Yes it hurts when we see married couple and those with families. Yes we desire to have that but that is not what Jehovah has planned for us.  Yes we face a lot of nagging from our families (my family nagged me until I was in my fifties).  So those of you who have chosen to remain single to serve the Lord, do not think you are a freak or a failure to your family.

Take strength and comfort in knowing that in Heaven you will be a part of a Divine family.

Another point is that I feel closer to my Christian family than I do to my biological family and have met many Christians who echo that sentiment. To me they truly are my brothers and sisters and we are very close.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Shaddai (our God who is sufficient for our needs) for blessing me with Your comfort and strength to endure the scorn of others for obeying Your call for me to remain single in order to follow Your in my life. Thank you for providing brothers and sisters who are of great comfort and encouragement to me. I praise You in the name of Your son who must have experienced tremendous pressure to marry in His culture in the time He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Are You Prepared to Pay the Cost?

HARRASED

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29 New King James Version Wealth comes at a cost.

 

Are you prepared to pay the cost for Heavens treasures? Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

Following Christ always comes at a cost. Many times it means being rejected by your family.

 

 

That hurts, believe me I know.

 

Many times following Christ will mean sacrificing your house to travel abroad or to another city to serve in difficult circumstances.

 

I know, I sacrificed leaving the comfort of country to travel to a country where I did not know the language and lived under very difficult primitive circumstances.

 

Now this is why  I strongly do not believe in short term missions and here are the reasons why:

 

When I was teaching in China it took me six months before some students were interested in developing a relationship with Christ. Believe me they had many questions

 

If you are there only for a month or two even if they are interested who is going to teach them after you are gone?

 

 

Who is going to lay the foundation?

 

Two: If you go to a third world county and build some homes for poor people : the people do not know how to take care of them and in a year the house looks like a shanty shack, two the neighbours will become jealous which causes fights

 

Three many times they just want money or to improve their English skills. If you have an interpreter they tell the people what the government want to hear and not what you are telling them, you need to know the language and customs.

 

But your reward in return will be a crown presented to you by Christ in Heaven.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Adonai (God is sovereign) for the promised blessing of receiving a rich reward fro Your precious son upon my arrival in Heaven because of my sacrifice to You. I also thank you my love because in these trying circumstances it has brought me closer to You. I praise You in the name of He who left His father in His home to come to serve us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                           

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