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With Him is Full Redemption.

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Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7 New International Version

Redemption: the act of saving people from sin and evil : the fact of being saved from sin or evil Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Do you foolishly waste your money buying lottery tickets hoping to win. Those who do win do not have their lives changed for the better. Their problems are still there and most of the time their problems get worse with people trying to con them out of their money.

Do you hope getting married will change your life for the better? Doing that only leads to more problems and most times divorce.

Do you hope if you get that promotion or a better job it will end your money problems? If you cannot handle what you have now, what makes you believe you can handle more money (now in our sick society where the rich do indeed unjustly get richer while the rest of us suffer by getting poorer we can use more money)?

Do you hope getting that house will make your life better? Then you become a house slave making the mortgage payments, making repairs, cannot go on vacations because you cannot leave the house unattended.

 

Now when you put your hope in Jehovah that is the surest thing you can do with your life. When you completely surrender whatever slave to sin you are chained to, to Jehovah He will smash those chains and you will be eternally grateful to Him.

I know,

He smashed the chains of an addiction that were making my life a living hell while dragging me into the eternal one.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our rescuer) for rescuing me from the chains that were making my life a living Hell while dragging me down into a permanent one. I praise You the name of He who rescued that man from legions Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Who Does Not Change?

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 New International Version

Jehovah does not change like a politician looking for votes.

How many of them change once in office?                                                               .

Jehovah does not change like peoples loyalty that can change with the wind.

How many slap you on the back today and put a knife in your back tomorrow?.

Jehovah does not change just to be popular or politically correct like politicians, movie stars, TV stars or music stars.

How many of them take their stands because they believe in what they are doing is right for society compared to how many of them are doing it to be seen on a pedestal?

He is the same as he was yesterday, as He is today and as He will be tomorrow. He gives His gifts because He loves us.

Now that is solid ground that I want to stand on and depend upon.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God of love) for Your unending, unchanging love that blesses me each and every day. It is my most cherished treasure. It is with deepest gratitude that I thank You in the name whose love for me took Him all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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It Only Causes Harm

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Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret it only causes harm. Psalm 37:8New King James Version

Holding onto anger affects your loving relationships. It can cause you to lash out at the innocent ones, especially those you love and end up destroying relationships.

How many siblings are there that do not even talk with each other any more because of anger?

 

Holding onto anger adversely affects your health and only sends you to an early grave.

I have seen many who are my age yet their health is shot and they look thirty years older than they are.

I have seen many go to their graves angry, bitter and lonely.

If your heart is filled with anger, how can you love others, including Christ?

If you cannot love others, how can others love you?

What a sad waste of life.

Do not hold onto anger. It hurts you more than the one you are angry with and many times brings them great delight to watch you suffer. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now many times the cut is too deep for you to heal yourself. That is when you need good Christian councilors and to pray reverently. It may take years to heal.

It once took me five years to heal from a deep painful wound unfairly inflicted upon me by someone in the family. It was only through Christian counseling that I learned how to handle it.

Prayer:  Please Jehovah Heseh (God our healer) to any and all who are injured by life’s vicious bows to good solid Christian councilors who can and will heal them through Your divine grace. I humbly beseech You in the name of He whose love heals all wounds Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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They Are New Every Morning.

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Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 New King James Version

The great thing about Jehovah is when we repent, He readily forgives us.

No matter how bad of a day we had when we go to bed and confess our short comings and ask for forgiveness when we wake up and ask for His divine guidance throughout the coming day He abundantly supplies.

We need not carry yesterdays muck ups with us the next day.

Now we will have to make amends to those we mucked up the previous day but Jehovah will bless us with the means and the strength to carry it through.

It has amazed me the way He accomplished this so many times in my life.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me with Your divine grace of forgiveness when I repent of my sins. I praise You in the name of He whose blood made such a marvelous gift possible Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Would Like to Thank you.

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I would like to thank all you brothers and sisters for your kind, supportive annd wise encouragement you have so graciously abundantly given me.

 

It has strengthened me.

 

Jehovah bless you a hundred times more than you have blessed me.


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And He Shall Direct Your Paths.

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 New King James Version

 

In my walk with the Lord one of the most difficult things to do was to trust in the Lord.

So many times He has called upon me to go places I did not want to go to and to do things I thought He was crazy for asking me to do.

On the flip side of the coin, when reflecting upon it I am so glad that I was an obedient child because there was so much accomplished in this act of obedience.

I think back to when He called me to be a tree planter or when He called me to go serve Him in Asia and thought there was no way I could ever succeed but it was through obedience and faith that we succeeded.

 

Every time I depended upon my own way of thinking it always ended in disaster.

Do you notice the last part of this passage?

He shall direct your paths.

Do not think that Jehovah has only one path for you to follow. There are different times in your life where He will move you from one path to another.

He has directed me on four so far. Each path was preparing me for the next. So while I was serving my Beloved on one path He was teaching me and preparing me to serve Him on the next path He had prepared for me to take.

 

“The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.” — G. K. Chesterton

Prayer:  Thank you Jehovah Rohi (The Lord is my Sheppard) for guiding this sheep of Your divine flock on the many paths You have chosen for me to travel in the course of my service to You. Many times it has been difficult to trust You but always rewarding to do so once the journey, no matter how challenging, begun until its completion. I praise You in the name of He who followed Your preordained path all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Will Save You.

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“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 New International Version                                                                                 

Have you ever had your heart pierced, I mean it literally feels as if someone drove a knife into the center of your heart?                                                                                                    

I have and I can tell you it is no fun.                                                                                        

On the plus side I cried out to Jehovah and deeply felt His divine comfort, peace and strength.  

                                                                                                                                  

Have you ever felt the crushing feeling of a close friend or family member say or do something unwarranted to you that hits you like a baseball bat to the gut?                  

First comes the shock, then comes the feeling of betrayal and then the anger.                              

I took it to the Lord in tear stained prayers and felt His divine peace, comfort and love envelope me.                                                                                                                                

One of the blessed things about Jesus is that He has already walked more than a mile in our shoes so of course when we go to Him He completely understand how we feel.          

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka God is our healer) for blessing me with experiencing every thing that comes my way so you understand how I feel and bless me with Your divine comfort, healing, peace, love and strength. I praise You in Your most awesome name 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?

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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


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Proof of Jehovahs Hand in Creation

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From the four quarters of the earth. Isaiah 11:12 New International Version

The next time anyone says that the compass is a modern invention why not quote this verse to them?

He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth. Isaiah 40:22 New International Version                                                                                

The next time anyone comments that it was not until recently that the world was considered round why not quote this verse to them?

This is also good for the evolutionists.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Elohim (God the Creator) for providing us with solid prove You were, are and always will be the Devine Creator to dispel the lies of the wicked ones to try to deny You. I humbly praise You in the name of He who was there to create these works Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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How to Care for Each Other.

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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8 New King James Version

You can do it so many ways every day.

When you are sitting on the bus or in a coffee shop, at school or work and you see someone who obviously is experiencing some emotional difficulties try to just sit next to them. Open the conversation with your own experience of how grateful you were to have someone to talk with during a difficult time. Then just let them know you are a good listener. If they ask you why you care just explain to them that you feel their pain and want to help them as you were helped.

Then listen more than talk. Ask questions at the right time. Do not be judgmental.

Maybe they need some professional help.

Carry around a list of governmental agencies with their contact information and share it with them. If necessary make the phone call for them or go there with them for support.

I have done it many times with great success.

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” Walt Witman

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God of compassion ) bless me with a compassionate heart for those who You bring into my life that are hurting. Bless me with the wisdom to say the right words and take the right actions to help them. I humbly request this in the name of the one with the greatest compassionate heart Jesus Christ. .Amen

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