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They were but Flesh.

For He remembered that they were but flesh. Psalm 78:39 New King James Version

Being of the flesh means we all have weaknesses and weak moments.

Occasionally we all give in to sinful desires. Come on now, have we not all bought something we could not afford and then regretted it later? Or how about the times when the mouth is in action before the brain is in gear and we say something we regret later?

Some call it human weakness.

As well we all have our weaknesses built into us from heredity, it is in our genes. So in some families alcoholism is heredity (which is why it is important to know your family roots and to teach them to your children).

Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live. Psalm 119:77 New King James Version

Do not allow the devil to deceive you into believing that when you sin Jehovah is mad at you and He rejects you and you lose your salvation. Do not allow the devil to con you into believing the lies that you must perform some act to be forgiven (like in the catholic church with their praying to beads or saying hail Maries).

You need to approach our loving Father in Heaven confess what you did, admit it was wrong and ask for forgiveness. Do it in the name of Jesus whose sacrificial blood has cleansed you of your sins when you repent.

 

Repent means to admit what you did. Admit it was wrong. And, when applicable make amends for the damage your sin has caused others.

If in your sin you have wronged someone you need to repeat this process with them.

 

A benefit of this is a healing in your spirit that washes away a guilt conscience. You will not have ulcers nor problems with sleep.

Repentance is as good for you as it is to the offended. Joseph- Anthony: Green

You do not need a physiatrist to tell you this. You need Jesus. You do not need to give your guilt to a physiatrist (and how many of them give you pills instead of dealing with the real issues?).

OBEDIANCE

 

You need to make it right with Jehovah.  Do not give excuses (the satanic ritual practiced by the world of not my fault it is societies fault or my parents fault or any one else’s fault. You are the one that committed the sin, you are responsible for it.) so just fess up and apologize for your sin. Make amends where it is appropriate. The offended soul may not forgive you but your conscience is clear before Jehovah.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with forgiveness for my sins when I am weak and surrender to them and then sincerely repent of them. I exalt You in the name of he whose precious blood made this possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

 


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Is My Strength.

HE AND HIS ANGELS ARE THERE

The Sovereign Lord is my strength. Habakkuk 3:19 New King James Version

Where do you find you physical strength?

There have been so many times when there was something important that had to be done and my physical strength was drained from me. I prayed to Jehovah for strength and felt invigorated to complete the task (mind you we need proper rest and once the task was completed I was drained).

Where do you find your mental strength?

There have been so many times when I felt mentally exhausted yet there was important work that had to be done. I prayed to Jehovah for strength and felt invigorated to complete the task (again we must take our rest and when the task was completed I was completely exhausted).

Where do you find you physical emotional strength?

There have been so many times when I felt emotionally exhausted yet there was important work that had to be done (like comforting a dying friend and their families). I prayed for the emotional strength to see I through and the Lord abundantly supplied my needs.

The Lord is my strength in every aspect of my life. He always abundantly blesses me with all I need. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for blessing me with Your Divine strength to face my numerous trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares that have come my way in my walk with You. Thank you for promising to never leave me nor forsake me and for fulfilling Your vows. I exalt You in the name of He who You gave strength for to face His horrible sacrifice on the cross for me, my strong King, savior and best friend Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Do Not Stop Because It Begins

And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees,  and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain.1 Kings 18:42-45 New King James Version

There was a drought in the land and Elijah prayed.

Soon there was a tiny cloud. He continued to pray even though he saw the cloud. That is what we are to do.

When we pray and we see the beginning of our prayers take fruitation we are not to stop praying but to pray all the more fervently.

THE THREE PARTS OF PRAYER

For me it was praying for the blessing to hone my skills as a dutiful Christian writer when beginning to write

After two years I started getting numerous accolades from other writers and even received awards on the web site I was writing on.

I still have not ceased to pray for Jehovah to bless me to improve even more. I am still learning by Gods grace.

So be patient. Do not forget that Jehovah works in His time and not ours. It may take weeks months or years but if it is in Jeovahs will it will come to pass.

This does not happen all the time.

We are all given free choice so if there is someone you desire to have reconciliation with and they have no desire for it is will sadly never happen.

As well Jehovah may not give you your desires because He sees far into the future and know it may not be in your best interest. I know I prayed for a woman to marry me and she refused. Many years later I saw what type of wife she was and very generously thanked Jehovah He did not grant my desire.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God of grace) for all the amazing blessing You have so abundantly blessed me with. Please my beloved never allow me to be complacent and lazy in either my prayers or Your following to improve myself in my walk with You. I humbly ask this in the name of He who spent the beginning of every day praying for Your will to be done in and through His life Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Why Do They See It but You Do Not?

Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed.  When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. Joshua 2:8-11 New International Version

Why was it that the Gentiles saw the hand of Jehovah on the Israelites but the Israelites did not?

Has that occurred to you?

Do people see the hand of Jehovah on you, yet, because of your lack of faith you refuse to obey Jehovah and move forward to your blessings?

HATCH OR ROT

I can think of many times when I had a lack of faith and needed a good strong push by Jehovah to get me moving. It was through very hard times that the Lord moved me to where He desired for me to be to serve Him in the manner which He predestined form me to serve Him.

I am not saying once the call was obeyed everything was like a walk in a garden. Indeed almost all of them included a great deal of suffering and anguish. Reflecting back on those experiences though I can now see He was doing so much in me and through me that I was not even remotely aware of.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version

So when Jehovah blesses you with your calling (and He will) do not sit on your hands but get moving in faith.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Saboath (Lord commander of the armies) encourage this soldier of Your to always be obedient to His commanders orders now matter how difficult or scary they are. I submissively request this in the mighty and great name of my awesome King Christ Jesus. Amen.

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


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He is Awesome.

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome. Psalm 66:5 New King James Version

When I was working on an oil rig one winter in the far north we had the awesome experience of being surrounded by the Northern Lights. They just seemed to perform a deathly quiet gentle ballet all around us.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created those magnificent lights?

Jehovah did.He is truly awesome.

When I bicycled through a desert in Southern California it seemed as if the stars were so close to me I could reach out and touch them. It felt as if I was in space floating around them.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created all those stars?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

In the morning it was as quiet as a morgue. The red buttes seemed like long fingers of blood slowly reaching out to me.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created all those buttes?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

When camping in the Baja in Mexico every evening the sun would just hang in the sky and then slowly drift behind an island out to sea. The sea became a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created all those buttes?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

When in Hong Kong I saw the sunrise slowly above some islands out at sea. The waves were like soft gentle waves of brilliant a kaleidoscope. It felt as if it was drawing me in to them.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created all those waves and the sun?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

After an ice storm I love to walk through the forest when the sun comes out. The branches glisten like diamonds and the forest is eerily quiet with the only sound being your foot steps crunching the ice covered ground.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created those ice crystals and the sun?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

In the spring time I love to walk through cheery or apple orchards in the early morning. The sweet delicate fragrance of the blossoms is truly intoxicating.

It was truly awesome.

Who do you think created those blossoms?

Jehovah God did. He is truly awesome.

Are you beginning to get the picture?

I could go on and on but time is limited.

TASTE OF HEAVEN

If you desire to see Jehovah’s awesomeness go where He abundantly exhibits it, in His creation, nature.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with sharing many of Your awesome creations with me so I can witness Your magnificence, beauty and power. I praise You in the name of He who there with You during this awesome creation Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Have You Received This Abundant Free Gift Yet?

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:1-4  New International Version

This is the abundant precious gift Jehovah gives all who receive Christ as their savior and live by Gods Law.

Now what is grace?

1a: unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification b: a virtue coming from God c: a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace

2a: approvalfavor <stayed in his good gracesbarchaic: mercypardon c: a special favor : privilege <each in his place, by right, not grace, shall rule his heritage — Rudyard Kipling

disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency Webster’s Dictionary

Isn’t that incredible?  Jehovah is always there to help us and there is nothing too big or complicated for Him to handle. He loves to shower us with His Divine kindness.

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

JESUS BRING PEACE

And, we can have it too. It just takes accepting Jesus as our Savior.

What is peace?

Peace : a state of tranquillity or quiet: as a: freedom from civil disturbance b:a state of security or order within a community

: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

: harmony in personal relations

These are all provided in generous amounts when we enjoy a loving obedient relationship with Christ. He will bless us with His Divine peace in the roughest of storms and quiet us in His cherished love, comfort, strength and encouragement.

What is Devine?

relating to or coming from God or a god

very good

When we are blessed with a loving obedient relationship coming from Jehovah is it so much more than just good and there are no words to describe it.

All of these definitions are from  Webster’s Dictionary

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God our Provider) for the abundant magnificent treasure You unceasingly shower upon us as You reveal Your awesomeness to for us to feast upon. In the name of the Heavenly King Jesus Christ we give thanks. Amen

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


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It Still Happens Today

They will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” Mark16:18 New International Version

Some modern day preachers teach that faith healing was done as a sign that the apostles were chosen by God.

I strongly disagree.

Just read Andrew Murray’s book Devine Healing.

Speaking from personal experience there was one time when I was doing volunteer work in a hospital and a very sick woman in a lot of pain was brought it. Feeling compassion for her I knelt at the side of her stretcher took her hand in mine and prayed for her. Her sickness left her and entered into me and caused me to violently vomit.

It was scary.

My Sensei’s (teacher in Japanese) who were teaching me Shiatsu, that were not Christian explained it to me in a Christian way. The sickness leaves their body and enters into ours which is why the Bible teaches us the importance of fasting before the laying on of hands. Then the Holy Spirit removes that illness from us.

It may sound corny and unbelievable but that is exactly what has occurred to me numerous times.

LET ME SHOW KINDNESS

That is why the Bible teaches that we must fast before we lay hands on people.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) for the amazing privilege of bringing glory to You and helping to bring others to You through the spontaneous act of divine healing. I praise You in the name of the ultimate physical and spiritual healer Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Cleanest but not Clean.

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 New King James Version

When we become Christians all of our past sins are washed away when we confess and repent of our sins.  We are considered clean before our Holy Father by the blood of Christ our sacrificial lamb. They no longer have a hold on us. Those chains that held us are smashed and we are eternally free of them.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8 New King James Version

Now that is not to say we are perfect and blameless.

SINFUL DESIRE

How many times can you go through a day without sinning?

Try as we may we are still in a fleshly body and therefore still have weaknesses in us no matter how hard we try to be sinless.

Just try to keep all of the Ten Commandments in a day and see if you can. Yes the Ten Commandments are just as important today as they were in the Old Testament times.

I tried and it is impossible.

That is why we need to confess our sins with a truly remorseful heart. Then we are cleansed by the precious blood of Christ.

But to receive this you must truly desire to conquer your short comings and work with the Holy Spirit to conquer them.

So it is no use to ask Jehovah to deliver you from viewing pornography while searching porno sites on line.

To willfully sin is a double sin. One, you make the choice to sin and second, you follow through on your desires. Try as you may there is no forgiveness of this sin. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now when and if you come to your senses are realize the wrong you have done and with tears confess your short comings unto Jehovah then you will be cleansed of your sins again.

Prayer: Jehovah-Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for the supreme sacrifice Your cherished Son made to cleanse me of all my filthy sins and make me pure in Your loving eyes.

Thank you Jehovah-Mephalti  (The Lord my Deliverer) for delivering me from a life that was Hell bound through Your Beloved Sons blood. Thank you for providing a means to escape these chains and the strength to eternally conquer them. Thank you that when I sincerely fess up You forgive me of my sinful weaknesses. I thank You in the name of He whose precious blood made this all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How to Beat the Sneak.

Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Luke 4:1 New King James Version

Satan is sneaky.

He does not charge into your mind, he is subtle and begins with just little thoughts. Then they become cemented into your mind and grow like cancer. Eventually they will consume you and you commit a sin.

To effectively defeat this creep use the best and only weapon available to you to soundly defeat him very time.

Carry a Bible verse with you constantly and when the scumbag comes just pull out that verse and with power and authority shove it tight down his throat. Then for the finale inform him that you belong to Jesus so just take a hike. Say it with conviction.

Thoughts become habits so surround yourself with Godly thoughts.

To accomplish this listen to sermons on sermonaudio.com (I like to listen to Allister Begg, A.W. Tozer and Spurgeon.) every day, read Christian devotionals like http://www.actsweb.org and Our Daily Bread listen to Christian radio like http://www.joyfmonline.org and http://www.praise1065.com.

THE LORD WILL ANSWER

Pray to Jesus to reveal to you your bad habits and the method of defeating them.

Sometimes they are too strong for you and can only be defeated by completely surrendering them to Jesus.

As well think of the things that are triggers and avoid them like the plague. So if you are an alcoholic you need to avoid your drinking buddies and do not even walk down the streets with the bars you used to hang out at.

That is what happened to me with my addiction to alcohol. It was too strong for me and the only way to defeat it was through completely surrendering it to Christ. It was defeated that instant.   That does not mean that satan does not still try his sneaky little tricks but I have the protection of the Holy Spirit to resist him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our protector) for the most powerful protection against the most devious liar and thief Lucifer. Your most awesome protection of this child that belongs to You has rescued me from the Highway to Hell and leads me on the difficult Pathway to Heaven. I in deep gratitude extol You in the name of my strong King who defeated our nemesis once and for all on the cross Jesus Christ . Amen.

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


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Tell It and Then Walk Away

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matthew 7:24-27 New International Version.

The interesting thing about this story is that Jesus told a simple and easy to understand parable so everybody could understand what He was saying. At the end of it He just got up and walked away. I believe He did this to give the people time to digest what He was saying.

Now that was not the end of it though.

After His resurrection when His disciples came sharing His story the people were more receptive to accepting it.

SHARE THE WORD

So too it is with us

When we share the story with people of Jesus why not make it as simple as possible for them to understand the message and then just leave them alone to think about it?

Do not try to get them to accept Jesus right then and there. That is a huge mistake too many Christians make. Do not use pressure tactics. Jesus never did, why should you?

If they are receptive, the Holy Spirit will guide them to where they can learn more. Maybe it will be you, maybe someone else.

If they are not receptive to Jesus’ story they will not listen anyway and it is a waste of both your time and usually ends up with nothing but frustration on both parties’ behalf.

I have met too many people that just at the mention of Jesus’ name it is an instant turn off because of the pressure tactics that was tried on them previously.

Not only that but maybe they are not ready to accept Jesus just then.

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) guide me on how to share you with others and the best time to just walk away. I sincerely ask this in Your loving name. Amen

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