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In Their Blind Conceit

Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.” Psalm 36:1-2 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Conceit is described in the dictionary as: an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one’s situation or achievements

I have met so many that are so full of themselves that it is painful to be around them for more that two minutes. They think the whole world revolves around them. They cannot say a sentence without glorifying themselves. They are the epitome of arrogance.

Of course they only live for themselves.

They lie, steal, cheat and do anything to glorify themselves and bring luxury to themselves.

This is their downfall because they are very lonely (who wants to be around a braggart?).

They are susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Because they drool at being with the in crowd they fall for the lies that drug and alcohol abuse is fun. Using drugs and alcohol brings short term pleasure that leads to a life time of hell. Yeah it is fun to start with but becomes addictive and you become its slave. It is a cruel master.

I have done volunteer work with addicts and the same story is repeated with every one of them. It started out as fun with their buddies but soon became addictive. In the end, it destroyed their lives. I have met many that were successful by the worlds standards (doctors, lawyers and such) that had their lives destroyed by alcohol and drugs and were homeless.

We are all one step from the gutter, that is why we need Christ to guide our steps away from it. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives it’s best in the beginning. It never gets better after that … it only gets worse.” — Mark Aulson

Prayer: Please Jehovah Hoshe’ah – ( The Lord Saves ) save me from the deceptive snares of addictions that destroy the body, mind and spirit. I humbly request this in the name of He who is the strongest defense against these whiles Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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Cannot be Perfected Without Adversity.

 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We all suffer through trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.

The difference is that those of us in Jehovahs family is there to comfort us, encourage us, heal us and guide us through them.

Those of the world depend upon their own faulty understanding, power and logic and or that of so called professionals to no avail. They suffer far greater.

The closer we get to Christ, the more we are going to suffer. The more we suffer, the closer we get to Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Many times when we are enduring hard times and we call out to Jehovah it seems as if there is no answer. Do not be discouraged. He loves you and will not ever desert you.

When you reflect back on it you will see Jehovah burning off the dross (the bad dispositions in you) and teaching you.

This fills me with awe and amazing joy, love and respect that I have such an amazing God, it will you as well.

Of course there is going to be a battle between you and satan.

He sees you getting close to Christ and he is infuriated. He will show no mercy in his attacks to destroy this incredible loving relationship.

Sometimes Jehovah will allow you to fight your own battles and each time you do your warrior skills against this filth will be enlarged. You will sing for joy unto Jehovah in your victory. Think of Job at the end of his suffering. This will bring you closer to our Warrior King.

Other times the battle is too strong for you and the Holy Spirit will come  to rescue  you. Again your relationship with Christ will be closer than before.

“A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity.” — Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for using adversity to polish off the dross in my life so that I am a beautiful jewel in Your eyes and in Your heart. I extol Thee in the name of the most precious jewel of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Reliable and Trustworthy.

 

The law of the Lord is perfect (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul; The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In mans laws there is so many escape clauses for the wicked. Everyone is equal under Gods Law. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Sadly we see all too frequently that there seems to be one law for the rich and one law for everybody else. We see too much of liberals allowing criminals to go free in society to habitually continue there evil ways. It angers us and breaks our hearts.

In Jehovahs Law there is no escape clauses and those that break His law face His divine punishment. There is no plea bargaining nor parole.

Oh we are forgiven when we repent but must still face the punishment. It is fair and just. That restores our faith in true justice and refreshes our spirits.

Do not think that His justice will be done right away.

Sometimes it takes decades.

I have seen it in the lives of many and their pitiful existence in their own damnation. It breaks the heart to see them suffer but also faith that justice is being served.

The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:7,8 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Obeying Jehovahs Law brings peace, love and joy to the heart. Obeying your own law only brings misery, agony and war to the heart. Joseph a son of Jehovah

We receive more enlightenment of Jehovahs Law the more we obey Him. It brings joy to our hearts because we see a loving Father that only wants what is best for us. Many times we are selfish but when we are obedient unto His laws we see the destructive lifestyle we avoid when going down that destructive path. We see that His way is the only way.

A knowledge of the Bible without a college education is more valuable than a college education without the Bible.” Professor William Lyon Phelps

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) for blessing me with a Divine education in Your Holy School of Righteousness. Thank you with blessing me with the strength to implement Your teachings into my daily life. It has prevented much hardship and sorrow. I exalt Thee in the King of Righteousness Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Yes They do Still Happen.

 

I assure you and most solemnly say to you, anyone who believes in Me [as Savior] will also do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these [in extent and outreach], because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Some folks ask if miracles still happen today.

Yes, they do still happen.

Do you notice that Jesus says “anyone”?

This was not just for His disciples but for anyone who believes in Christ until His return.

A miracle happened to me in my prayers. An acquaintances friends husband was in the final stages of untreatable cancer. Knowing I was a Christian she asked me to pray for him. After three days of prayer he got up and walked out of the hospital with absolutely zero cancer, they expected to carry him out in a coffin by weeks end. The doctors thoroughly examined him and could find no explanation.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your Divine help to preform great things to give glory to Your name and to bring the little lost sheep to Your flock. I joyously give praise in the name of the greatest Shepard of all Jesus Christ.

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


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The Master of Our Passions

“Oh Lord, become the master of our passions, and the creator of our desires.” R. Marklund

Too many times today I hear elderly parents cry that their children and grandchildren have deserted them. The only time they call is when they want money. They are selfish, arrogant and ungrateful.

Who taught them that?

In Asia they are called Little Emperors and Little Empress’. Their mothers and grandmothers spoiled them rotten when they were children. Now they are lazy, arrogant, ungrateful and selfish. They have nothing to do with their parents and grandparents.

Instead of teaching their children love, respect, caring, sharing, and to be appreciative they taught them to whine until they got what they wanted. That they are so special, that happiness comes only from material things. Then they complain because their children grow up to be disrespectful, greedy, shallow, self centered materialistic brats who shun the parents and grandparents.

Most parents and grandparents spent lavishly on these brats while doing without for themselves.

Now they are poor and in need of help. Their children are cold and cold care less.

The parents and grandparents wail about their fate yet it was they themselves who created these monsters.

I was shocked when I returned to Canada from a ten year hiatus of teaching in China to see with disgust the same scenario repeatedly occurring here.

Being a care giver for my elderly mother I hear the same stories from her friends.

Doing volunteer work in a seniors home it is shocking to see and hear it from the residents the neglect of their children and grandchildren. So many of them have been thrown in there to die and never see their children or grandchildren except on Christmas. Yet, they themselves worshipped their children and grandchildren when they were young and now are abandoned by them. The only time they call is when they want money but if the parents or grandparents want any help the children and grandchildren are “too busy” to help.

Perhaps that is why Jehovah tells us to love Him above all others. It is because He loves us more than anyone could or would. He will never abuse us, leave us nor desert us.                                                          

And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37  The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Idols always break the hearts of their worshippers.” C.S.Lewis

Prayer: Please my wonderful Jehovah Heseh (God is love) bless me to always have a heart that is faithful unto You and to worship only You as You are the only one worthy of praise, worship and stewardship. I humbly request this in the name of He who emulates what it is like to be Your Holy child Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Have I Not Commanded You.

 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Not the Jehovah has commanded us not asked us nor suggested to us to be strong and courageous. That is only accomplished by those who have faith – trust in Him. Joshua 1:9 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Jehovah is not asking us nor is He suggesting to us to be strong and courageous. He is TELLING us.

Now where are we expected to get the strength and courage to face our demons and giants that are so much more powerful than us and have so much more resources then us?

Let me ask you two questions:

Question number one: who is stronger than Jehovah? Sounds kinda silly doesn’t because we know there is no one stronger than Him. Then why are we to be afraid and cowards when our Heavenly Superman is on our side?

Question number two: Who has more resources: our foes or our Heavenly Father? Then why are you weak kneed when facing them?

“Faith makes it possible, not easy.” — Sally Nguyen Faith means to trust.

How much do you truly believe there really is a God in Heaven and when He assigns a task for you which seems impossible or when facing giants He will not bless us with strength and courage to complete the task or defeat our nemesis’?

How much do you trust Him?

Those who do not have trust in Jehovah insult Him by their unbelief and distrust. Joseph son of Jehovah.

It is alright when we occasionally fail in this endeavour because we are weak humans. But, when we repent, which we must, He will fully expect you to get up and complete the task or defeat the foes by His strength and with His resources.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing me with enlarging my confidence and trust in You through the numerous assignments in which You overflowingly supplied all the materials and skills to accomplish the divine task You assigned for me to accomplish in my service unto You. I praise You in Your generous name. Amen.

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


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Our Walk to Heaven

 I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear [to hear] them now. John 16:12 Holy Bible Amplified Version

There are many thing Jesus desires to share with us but has to wait until we are mature enough to hear them. The more we mature in Christ, the more He will reveal to you.

Reflect back on what you first knew of being a Christian and your relationship with the Godhead and compare it to what you know now.

Just as you cannot teach a grade one student calculus because they are not capable of understanding it so too Christ cannot teach you everything about your walk with Him because you are not mature enough to understand it.

As well, just as we cannot start marathon running when we are two years old, neither can we serve our Heavenly King until our minds, hearts and bodies have been transformed to be the servant He desires us to be. This process does not occur overnight but takes years and even decades. Look at Jesus’ disciples, they were with Him for two years every day yet were still dunderheads to understand what He was trying to teach them. It took Paul two years of training every day before he was ready for ministry. And, that was with those who had direct contact with Christ.

How long do you think it will take you?

It constantly amazes me how much of my first beliefs were wrong and how much He has transformed me. Our walk to Heaven is one of constant learning and training in service to our Divine King. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with the honour of being in Your life long school of highest education. I thank you in the name of the greatest Rabbi Jesus Christ. Amen

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