The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are just (honest, reliable). But the counsels and schemes of the wicked are deceitful Proverbs 12:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
One thing I have learned in my long walk with Christ is that a good name is worth more than a big bank account. There have been times when I was honest even though it cost me a little with local merchants ( Like one time I forgot to pay for an item that cost a dollar and walked two miles back to pay for it. Most folks laughed and thought I was stupid. However, now that merchant always gives me better deals than they do anyone else. Now, they are indignant and ask what makes me so special? ).
The deeds you do today will be rewarded tomorrow. Joseph- Anthony: Green
The other benefit of being honest is that I sleep good at night while the dishonest worry about getting caught ( which they always do ). Most dishonest people suffer numerous health problems and they can all be traced back to stress caused by worry of getting caught and being greedy.
“A godly mind prizes honor above worldly good.” Rembrandt
I know of one man that I asked to help me and he replied that he could not because he did not have gas money to come here to help me and then he went out fishing. Now whenever he tries to scam me ( scamming is where you try to get something from someone without giving anything in return) he is reminded that if he does not have gas money to help me he does not have gas money to scam anything out of me, it drives him nuts.
“All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.” Reinhold Niebuhr
The greatest reward of being honest is the blessing of becoming closer to my Beloved in Heaven. As a consequence He warns me of those who deal dishonestly.
I have seen many say that they believe that everything that they touch is cursed, but if they reflect back on their life they will see that they were extremely dishonest with others so yes Jehovahs hand is against them. The stupid thing is that they know if they turn from their wicked ways Jehovah will not only stop curing them but will begin to bless them yet they refuse to stop being dishonest.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom” Thomas Jefferson
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Ori ( the Lord is my Light ) for blessing me with Your light of truth and integrity in my life. It has proven the true manner in which to walk in my daily life. I praise You 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.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 Holy Bible, New International Version
Every morning in my prayers and at night when before bed and all throughout the day I say a prayer of thank you to my Beloved for all His daily blessings great and small. A good affect of this is there is no envy of others when they appear to have more than me. When I am grateful for Jehovahs bountiful blessings then I can easily praise others on their success in life and when they succeed in an assignment.
A grateful heart is a joyous heart. Joseph- Anthony: Green
I have seen too many destroy their mental, physical and spiritual health because of jealousy , envy and anger towards other and pity them. Their lives slowly ebb into a daily living hell.
Prayer: I praise Thee oh my Beloved Jehovah- Jireh ( God is our Provider ) for the daily inexhaustible blessings in Your loving grace bestow upon me. I praise Thee in the name of You most awesome gift unto me Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s templeand that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 New King James Version
Do you see the important part of these verses?
Anyone who destroys Jehovahs temple, He will destroy you.
As we Christians are the temple then it stands to reason that the offense is anyone that does anything to destroy another’s Christian walk. That includes false teachers and the wolves.
Some examples of false teachers are those who teach that we do not need to accept the fact that Christ died and slow agonizing death while shedding His Divine love for us.
Another example of anti-Christ teaching is that because Jesus loves us we can do what ever we desire with no consequences. Because He loves us we are all going to Heaven, hold hands in a circle and sing come by ya my Lord in Heavenly bliss. This satanic teaching is very popular in todays culture.
An additional satanic teaching is that there is no difference between Christ and the satanic cults of the world like islam There is a false teaching going around that there is no difference between Christianity and muslims. Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, muslims do not. Christians believe Jesus has been with Jehovah for all eternity, muslims do not. Christians believe that it is only through Christs sacrifice on the cross and our acceptance of Him as our Savior that gains us entry into Heaven, muslims do not.
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall inourbrother’s way.Romans 14:13 New King James Version
The most wicked ones in any church are the wolves. They worship their god satan by driving more people from the church and Christ than anything or anyone else. These filth are the ones that are so high and mighty. They are quick to pounce upon others weaknesses in a superior judgmental way. I have seen too much of these wicked cursed ones in church and been the recipient of too many of their attacks. The perverse thing is that these are the ones that are the biggest sinners.
There are three types of folks that attend church. The biggest should be the smallest and the smallest should be the biggest.
The biggest group is the wolves, those seeking to attack others in a judgmental attitude and behavior. They drive more people from Christ and His church than any other contributing factor.
The next group is the groupies. They are not in church to worship or serve Christ, they are there to socialize in their little groups. If you are a new comer they will seldom welcome you to their group.
The last and smallest group are those who congregate to worship the Holy Trinity and to serve them.
When you attack a Christian, you attack Christ. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer:Thank you Jehovah-Ganan (The Lord is Our Defense) for protecting and defending me against attacks by the wicked ones who knowingly or unknowingly attack Your precious child. Even though it was hard You taught me to depend upon You to defend me instead of foolishly being a hot head and attempting this feat with my own limited power and knowledge. Please bless them my love with seeing how wicked their behavior and attitude is and repenting of it. I praise You in the name of He who will be the ultimate victor in this battle Jesus Christ. Amen.
May Jehovah bless you today and every day with His precious love, joy and peace.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.Psalm 34:10 New King James Version
Lions devour the righteous. The lions wait in ambush to attack the unsuspecting and take everything they can get. They are greedy, selfish, arrogant and self centered, proud. They believe they are above reproach. They believe they are entitled are corrupt and uncaring towards the suffering they cause towards others.
Their destruction may come in an instant and then they are begging on the streets next to the homeless they cruelly laughed at.
Or worse, they may watch their blood stained gains slowly fade away. No matter what they attempt to do it does not prevent the slow erosion of their ill gotten gains. Slowly they will find themselves living on the streets and their wealth just a faded dream. Oh what a cruel and painful existence they shall suffer.
On the flip side of the coin are those who seek after a loving relationship with Jehovah and are obedient servants unto our Heavenly King Jesus.
Although they may not eat in the fanciest restaurants or drive the fanciest cars they live comfortable lives and Jehovah always provides for them (in my life He has provided in many unusual ways but always provided for me). We have the best security possible.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) for promising to always provide for this child who loves you so deeply and fulfilling that vow each and every day of my walk with You towards my Heavenly home. I exalt You in the name of He who always provided for His disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ beautiful love bless you today and every day.
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling. Jude 24 New King James Version
We all have them.
We have inherited them from our parents.
Sinful disposition traits are handed down from one generation to the next. This is why it is important to trace your ancestors. Doing so helps you understand why you are the way you are.
So if say you have relatives in your family tree that were alcoholics you would know it to be very wise to abstain from drinking.
As well it is also of extreme importance to pass this knowledge onto your children to help them avoid much grief and destruction in their lives.
Now there are some bad traits that try as we may we can never conquer them.
So say you are short tempered it does not matter how hard you try to control your temper you will always be short tempered.
All is not lost however.
We are blessed with the gift of the power of the Holy Spirit when we accept Christ as our savior and surrender these weaknesses to Him in complete faith that He shall conquer them.
As well He will bless you with knowledge of what triggers your temper to go off and the necessary steps to avoid these ruinous situations. There will come occasions when you cannot escape them. Then it is time to run to the safety of the Holy Spirit. Call upon Him quickly with complete faith He shall deliver you and He will.
I speak from personal experience on both of these weaknesses.
There were inherited weaknesses that were destroying my life that I had no power over. It was only when I completely surrendered them to Christ that I was saved.
There are ruinous dispositions that require daily prayer to prevent me from disastrous situation that the Holy Spirit either prevent from occurring or guided me through them when they do occur.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for blessing me with Your Devine strength to eternally conquer the fleshly weaknesses in my life that was spiritually destroying me and making my life a living Hell. Thank you for blessing me with wisdom and strength on how to keep them at bay. I exalt You in the name of Your strong Son my Beloved Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ beautiful love bless you today and every day.
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. Luke 21:1-3 New International Version
It is not how much of our time or money that we give to the Lord that is important. It is how much we give from our heart that counts. When it is someones birthday or Christmas, do you grudgingly give niggardly (grudgingly giving sparingly, greedy Webster’s Dictionary) or do you give with great joy?
Should the same mentality not be taken when giving to God?
After all, aren’t we just giving back to Him what He has given us in the first place?
As well, when you give should it not be in haughtiness (not proud : not arrogant or assertive Webster’s Dictionary).
I personally do not like churches that send newsletters to members that state how much each person gave. That should be between them and God, not other church members. Doesn’t that embarrass those that have limited resources while puffing up (making proud) those that have excess to give.
Prayer: Please El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) protect me from having a haughty heart about my giving. Let my giving be as a offering of thanks for all the wonderful blessing You have so graciously given me. In the name of Your greatest gift to us Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ love bless you today and every day.
“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.
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.
“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow Isaiah 1:18 New King James Version
Sin is like the black suite from a filthy chimney.
When you repent Jehovah cleans that filth away like a chimney cleaner cleans the suite from the chimney.
Therefore, you are not black, you are white.
Believe this and stop beating yourself up.
We all make mistakes, welcome to life. But, when we repent those black sins are washed away.
Do not believe the lies of satan to beat you down. He does this to drive a wedge between you and Jehovah. Because, if you believe his lies you will be afraid of punishment from the Lord. This hampers you from developing a loving relationship with him and that is satan’s aim.
I know, I used to beat myself up a lot for past sins until I received good Christian counseling and learned to let it go.
Satan tells you, you are filthy, Jesus tells you, you are clean, who are you going to believe? Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) bless all your hurting children with the knowledge and faith that when they repent You truly graciously forgive them. I humbly ask this in the name of the one hose blood made this possible Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 New King James Version
We must go on Jehovahs time not our own.
The quickest way to disaster is to go on my time and not Gods. Joseph- Anthony: Green
When I first became a Christian I wanted to go out and share the message with everyone, even though I was not mature enough to do it. As a consequence I failed miserably.
It took my King another eight years of preparing me before He assigned to me the task he had prepared for me to do in service unto Him. Then when I did receive His commission I did not want to go.
It is the same in every aspect of life. We must wait for His timing not our own.
This applies to waiting for marriages (think of how many divorces there are because folks got married before they were mature enough or until the right mate came along).
The same could be said for having children. How much less child abuse would there be if unsuitable parents never had children or waited until they were mature enough to handle being a parent?
You name it and we must wait for the appropriate season in our lives whether it be a career or service unto our Master.
Following the Masters leading detours us around a lot of pit falls. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with patience and strength to wait upon You time in Your way to provide for me the blessings You desire. I humbly pray in the name of He who waited centuries before He provided salvation for us on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day