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It Will Destroy Us Like.

                                      

Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” John 5: 14 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It is not a snowball but a fiery rock that keeps on enlarging itself. Just as a snowball gets bigger and bigger as it rolls down a hill until it is a destructive force so too it unrepentant sin in our lives. It starts our small but if not eliminated quickly it metamorphoses ever bigger in a destructive force in our lives. It will destroy us like a fiery rock smashing into a ball of dry hay.

Jesus says that when He delivers us from an addiction we must never go back. If we do not only will its grip on us become stronger but it will also lead to other destructive addictions which will quickly totally destroy our lives. Look at most addictions. They start out small but they slowly enslave us and lead to other devastating addictions.

Having done volunteer work with recovering addicts I have heard this story repeated again and again.

Destruction of lives comes in small choices which diminishes cognitive thought which leads to bigger and more destructive choices until the soul is totally vanquished into a living Hell. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer:

Thank you Jehovah Ganan (The Lord is Our Defense) for blessing me with the strength when I am obedient unto You to vanquish my destructive addictions. I praise You in the name of He who conquered sin on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen. May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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One of the Amazing Things.

 Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]. Deuteronomy 4:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

One of the amazing things in researching my ancestry is how much of myself I see in my distant relatives like a generational repetition. As well I can see the ugly side of my ancestors in my family. It is important to understand that yes many of our positive and negative traits have been passed on by our ancestors.

All hope is lost for our fathers addictions shall be passed on to me, you say.

We need to understand the past but not to allow it to dictate our present or future. Joseph a son of Jehovah

No, not at all.

Because, when we accept Christ as our Savior, He will send the Holy Spirit to remould you into a beautiful child of Jehovah. It is a slow process that takes decades but is well worth it because in the course of your remoulding you will be blessed with a deep love, admiration, respect and awe of the Holy Spirits power, the Power of Christ and of course the power of Jehovah. An added benefit is that your transformation will be an encouraging testimony to others who have addictions and bad dispositions.

“Though no one can go back and make a new beginning – anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Brand

It is important to share with your children and grandchildren the big and small of your walk with Jehovah to make Him real to them. It is good if you can insert Bible verses into the conversation because that teaches the younger generation the the Bible is the word of God and our guidebook to life.

Instead of wasting time in malls or with computers or with the idiot box (TV) take time to find a safe quiet place to go for a walk with your children and grandchildren in nature (because that is Gods Cathedral) and share with them your walk. Be patient with them and answer their questions honestly and with grace.

It will not bring everyone to Christ but even one is a precious treasure unto Him.

We need to share with the younger generation our walk with Christ so they can see Him for being real and not a fairy tale such as the world deceitfully professes. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) bless me with opportunities to share You with others as You shared Yourself with others so as to bring them into Your Holy family since I have no family to share the amazing bountiful blessings You have bestowed upon me during our walk together lo these many many years. I humbly request this in You my big brothers name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Lead to Devastating Consequences.

 If it is unacceptable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Every decision we make is important.

Most addictions start with a wrong move. “Oh, I can do it just once and there will be no harm.” In my elder years I can see the results of this faulty thinking.

When young “sex, drugs and rock and roll” was the mantra. Those that are still alive today are suffering the consequences of this horrible thinking. Their mental, physical and spiritual health is shot. Not only that but if they had kids the kids are all messed up because of their parents lifestyle.

 These foolish choices only end up in their ultimate destination which is eternal damnation in Hell.

Just as alls it takes it a tiny pebble to start a powerful destructive avalanche so too can the wrong choices lead to devastating consequences in your life. Joseph son of Jehovah

On the other hand most of those that refused to follow this destructive path are living a comfortable life with peace of mind and for the most part in good physical health.

“You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrows of your life.” Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for lighting the proper path to take in life. I extol Thee in the name of the Light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Do Not Set Your Heart on Them.

If riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Psalm 62:10 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

I have met many wealthy folks that material riches is their only thoughts day and night. They are never satisfied with what they have. They sacrifice their unhealthy everything: their physical health, their mental health, their relationships, and their place in Heaven in their desire for material gain. Worst of all they sacrifice their relationship with Jehovah for the dead god of wealth.

In todays world we see so much greed for material gains that this easily applies to the majority of society as well, even though they are in debt up to their eyeballs. They sacrifice a loving relationship with Jehovah for material things which are dead and cannot love them back.

Perhaps that is why depression is a pandemic today.

There is an old saying that says that when the times are good the churches are empty, when they times are bad the churches are full. I have witnessed this through many of decades of walking with Christ.

“Wherever riches have increased, the essence of religion has decreased in the same proportion.” John Wesley

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for blessing me with Your daily provisions. Thank you for bountifully blessing me daily with Your Divine love which is the greatest treasure of all. I extol Thee in the name of the supreme treasure my Beloved best friend Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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We All Fall Down.

  For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again Proverbs 24:16 Holy Bible Amplified Version

I do not care how long you have been a member of the Family of Jehovah, I do not care how strong your trust in Jehovah is we all fall down.

That is when the wicked one will come and mock you and tell you Jehovah is angry with you and you are not fit to be a member of His divine family. Do not believe him.

When we sincerely repent ( which means we admit what we did, admit it was wrong, apologize for it and stop doing it ) then we are forgiven.

I think an important note about repentance is for parents to set the example and repent to their young children ( and old ones of course) when we mess up. It teaches them integrity which will carry them through life and they will respect you for it.

This process is carried through out our life here on this planet until Jehovah takes us to our Heavenly home.

We will stumble and crawl our way to Heaven, not strut Joseph son of Jehovah

Do not be arrogant and foolishly believe yourself above this because that is when you are easy prey for satan.

Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation]. 1 Corinthians 10:12 Holy Bible Amplified Version

I know in my early walk with Christ there were times when I was absurd and believed I was strong and oh how hard was the fall and how deep them shame. Thankfully there was repentance on my behalf.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hoshe’ah – ( The Lord Saves ) for graciously saving me and lifting me out of the dung pit we all fall into on occasion in our walk to our Heavenly home. I praise You in the name of He who lifted Peter out of the waves that were enveloping Him Jesus Christ. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Jesus is the Yes.

 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. Philippians 1:10 New Living Translation Bible

Having all the toys does not really matter in the big picture. Indeed, they make you slaves. You have to work to make payments on what you bought. Then, if you leave the house for vacation you worry if they will be stolen while you are gone.

Having the latest mobile phone with all the gadgets does not really matter in the big picture.

The list goes on and on.

Indeed, they make you slaves. You have to give of your earnings every month for the down payment and are stuck with phone companies that , in my opinion, overcharge.

Really, why do you need these things anyway?

One word: vanity, which is selfish pride. You are self centered and saying: Look at me, look at me.

When you care only about yourself you end up with no one but yourself. Joseph son of Jehovah

In the big picture if you really desire satisfaction in your life, know the meaning of life and why you are here there is only one answer: become a slave. When we become Christians that make Jesus our king. If he is our king then we are His bondsmen and women. A bondsman is someone who freely gives his service unto another in exchange for something else. In Christ when we are His bondsmen or women our benefits are all the blessing He has promised.

Serving Christ has unlimited valuable blessings. Joseph son of Jehovah

“Jesus is the yes to every promise of God.” — William Barclay

Everyone that yields to selfishness, will find it the most enchaining tyranny on earth, it is always demanding more and gives no lasting satisfaction in return Joseph son of Jehovah

Which do you choose?

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus is my Lord King ) for blessing this humble servant with the privilege of serving You daily in my life. This blessing assures me of my purpose and meaning in life. I praise You in You glorious name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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In Your Midst.

                         

“The Lord your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. Zephaniah 3:17 Holy Bible Amplified Version.

Are you battling an addiction ( we all have them, it is part of our fallen lives ) ?

Jesus is our Warrior King. Surrender it completely to Him and He will conquer it with you ( notice I said with you, do not believe that when you place anything at Christs feet He will do all the work. Sometimes He will but most times it is team work between you and Him ).

Is there conflict in your life either personal or at work or school?

Surrender it to our Warrior King and the two of you will conquer the conflict together ( That does not mean Jesus will cause the other sides defeat but rather He will guide you to the proper resolution, which may mean you change your attitude and disposition not the other way around ).

Have you just had a success at something like getting that job or a successful operation or any other achievement in life?

Jesus is there rejoicing with you ( be polite and thank Him for blessing you with success ).

Are you beating yourself up over stumbling , welcome to life.

Sincerely repent and believe He has forgiven you.

We will stumble and crawl our way to Heaven, not strut Joseph- Anthony: Green

Unlike Santa Claus who is a marketing ploy to con you into departing with your money foolishly, Jesus Christ is real and He walks with you every day through your trial and tribulations, sorrows and snares, joys, and triumphs. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Question is, are you walking with Him?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah ( The Lord is Present ) for always being present in my daily walk. Thank you for walking with me through the difficult times and for being there to share the joy of our triumphs. I extol Thee in the name of He who walks with me and talks with me Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.