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In Old Age.

HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

 [Growing in grace] they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age . Psalm 92:14 Holy Bible, Amplified Bible

Just because you are old does not diminish your usefulness in service unto Jehovah.

There are many organizations like Habitat for Humanity that would gladly appreciate your skills. Even if you have no experience they still need helping hands. I worked with them for the first time recently and the old fellas taught me a great deal and the fellowship was great.

Perhaps you have been a housewife, well I am sure there are community programs where they need you to teach cooking (the old home made meals are still the best).

If you have a vehicle there are many elderly folks that need a ride for doctors appointments and to take the shopping. There are hiking trails that need volunteers for maintenance of the trails.

There are literacy programs that need volunteers to teach others to read.

You can go and help out at seniors homes, being a volunteer there believe me I see a lot of lonely folks that would love to have someone come in for a visit.

The whole time you can share with others your walk with Christ. Personal testimony is still the best evangelical tool available.

Carpe diem (Seize the day)

Plant your seed of kindness and love today so that you will be blessed with an abundant harvest tomorrow. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Not only will you be helping your community but ,by Gods grace, you will be guiding others into Jehovahs beautiful family.

There are so many lost, confused and lonely out there that need your help. Another blessing is that what goes around, comes around. When the time comes when you need help ( and we all do occasionally) you will have a support network there to help you as you have helped others.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Immanuel (God is with us) for walking with me through out my life and teaching me so many amazing things. Thank you for walking with me through my many trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares. Please bless me with opportunities to pass this Divine wisdom on to others who need guidance and support. I praise You and humbly request this in the name of He who is my constant support and guide through life, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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It Is Normal to Christians

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 Some Christians believe that miracles do not occur today through Christians.

I disagree and here is why: Jesus Himself promised that we could and would do miracles when we have strong faith. I do not see where he specifically says it will end with the disciples. Indeed does the Bible not state that old men would have dreams as a sign of the end of times? Matthew 10:1, Mark 16:16-18, 2 John 14:12 The purpose of the miracles is to confirm the pastors calling. Exodus 4:3-9, 30:7:10, 12 Numbers 16:28-35 I Samuel 12:17, 18 I Kings 17:24 Mark 9:39; 16:17-18 John 3:2:6:14, 36; 11:42 Acts 2:22 2 Corinthians 12:12

I had one experience in Asia where I was witnessing to a woman. She kept on laughing and questioning what made me so sure there was a God and that he had arranged for us to meet and share a Bible study. One day she informed me she had a friend whose husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I informed her I would pray for him. After the third day the doctors examined him only to discover that there was no cancer even though he was not taking any medication. She was ecstatic when she emailed me so that is why I know it is true.

That the message is from God Exodus 4:3-9, 30; 7:10, 12 Judges 6:11-21 I Kings 17:24; 18:37-39 2 Kings 20:8-11 Matthew 11:2-5 Mark 16:2 John 5:36 Acts 2:22; 8:6
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That the miracles increase faith. John 2:11, 23; 5:53:7:31; 11:45;20:30-31 Numbers 14:11 Acts 9:42

There was an Asian man who I was witnessing to that was a new believer. One day he shared with me that being middle aged he was afraid of losing his job because the company he was working for was going bankrupt and he would be unable to get another job. After three days of my praying a company called him to offer him a job where he did not have to travel (he was a salesman who was always travelling about the country),had good benefits and more wages. Considering there are millions of younger unemployed men and women in his field with the latest skills and he was nearing retirement age wouldnt you consider that a miracle?

No matter who is the vessel God uses to bring about a miracle or healing,it is God Who is to get the glory for it.

Chronicles 7:3 Matthew _:8; 15:31 Mark 2:12 Luke 5:25-26; 7:15-16:13 13; 17:15-16; 18:43 Acts 4:21; 14:11-15 John 2:11; 11:4

This is a hard one for me. I have had people repeatedly praise me for the wonderful things that occur to them when associating with me. I always inform them to give praise to Jehovah, not to me. I feel very uncomfortable with it.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me to be alert to those with whom You have given signs and wonders to to point us to You. Please bless me to humbly and wisely use these awesome tools You have given me the responsibility to use to point others to You. I sincerely ask this in the name of He who used them in a wise manner Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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This is the Jewel in My Heavenly Crown

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This is the task my master has given me

My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24 New International Version)

While enjoying my morning meal of “The Breakfast of Champions” Bible reading (after all, read the treasures within. Isn’t it chocked full of champions?) this verse stood out to me. It made me feel good.

Imagine a king or emperor giving a special task, just for you.

My task is being a Christian writer and the longer I partake of my divine task, the less of a task it is. Every time an article helps someone draw closer to Christ that will be another jewel in my crown in Heaven.

Then when Christ, the Chief Shepherd, comes, you will get a glorious crown that will never lose its beauty. 1 Peter 5:4 New Century Version

Do you know why the crown will never lose its beauty?

It is because the jewels which are more precious than jade or diamonds are the people I have been blessed to help draw closer to Christ. THEY are the jewels.

We all have our calling in the heavenly family. When you do your part, you too will inherit a precious crown. Are you doing the task our master has assigned you? When you feel exhausted or dejected and want to quit, remember your crown awaiting you in Heaven. Do not believe any task is little, small or insignificant?

The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others, lives unblest. Henry Home

When I was a teacher I planted the seeds in some of my students. I look forward to meeting them in Heaven and sharing huge hugs and tears of joy with them.

So too it is with you. The little seed you plant today may become a beautiful apple tree that produces much Heavenly fruit tomorrow.

Read about the great evangelists of yesterday like Billy Graham and Spurgeon or Billy Sunday. Some were real party boys. They heard one little sermon or had one little encounter with a Christian and they went on to set the world on fire.

You too could be the match that sets the next Billy Graham on the world.

“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – William Blake

No you do not desire your crown for pride but rather joy. The joy being that you have in some way guided another to heaven. It will be joy for them not pride for you. Joseph- Anthony: Green

If you believe you only have little in the way of skills or resources remember this: Little in the hands of Jesus can do much.

As well every time you serve Christ whether in your vocation, volunteer work or every day life, you will be putting another jewel in your crown.

There is no small act of kindness here on earth that is not great in Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our Provider) for the wonderful privilege of having so many precious jewels in my crown. I ask my beloved that You bless me with so many more opportunities to add more jewels to this crown. As well oh cherished one, may these jewels have their own crowns to give even more glory to You. I give thanks and ask for this blessing in the name of Him who wears the most treasured crown, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Pleasing to God.

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 Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:15-16 Amplified Bible

Have you ever held the door open for someone and they do not say thank you (indeed, I have had many women become down right nasty about it) and you feel hurt by it?

Do not feel hurt by it, take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

Do not seek to please man (or woman) for it can lead to disappointment, rather seek to please Jehovah. He always appreciates it. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Have you ever helped someone that is having difficulty on a project and when it is completed they take all the credit for it, not even acknowledging your contribution? You feel used and abused.

Do not feel angry or hurt take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

Have you ever worked hard to make a great meal for your family and they do not even say thank you for the effort and time you put into it?

Do not feel angry or hurt take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

The list goes on.

Learning to do things to please Jehovah and not just to be kind and considerate to others comforts and encourages me all the time because I know it is appreciated to the one I love the most. That is why I enjoy doing good for others even when it is not appreciated.

No matter how big or small the good you do here on earth, they are all great in Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God is love) for blessing me with an amazing loving relationship with You. Thank you for the most awesome teacher  (the Holy Spirit) who has mentored me into emulating Your love unto others. Just knowing my words and actions are pleasing to You my cherished love is all the reward I need. I exalt You in the name of He who pleased You the most by shedding His precious blood for my entrance fee into Your holy family Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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We need to be an Aaron and Hur.

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 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.  So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:10-13 Holy Bible, New International Version

We need to help each other as did Aaron and Hur. How many new born Christians walk away from Christ because when they encounter trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares the so called mature Christians not only refuse to help them but stand there and shake their heads and tisk, tisk the babes. How many pastors have walked away because no one was there for them to talk about their problems with?

How can we claim we have the warmth of the love of Christ in our hearts when they are cold to others suffering? Joseph- Anthony: Green

If you turn your back on a brother or sister encountering trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares why do you believe Jehovah will not turn His back on you when the same thing occurs to you. We need to be like Moses and accept help.

To refuse to accept help is because of pride and pride has no place in a Christians heart or life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Leaders are human too. You do not have all the answers; you cannot handle all the problems in your congregation or personal life alone. No one has that big of shoulders. That goes not just for leaders but for all of us.

The wise listens to wise Christian advice. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) to always emulate You to be a helper to those in need just as You have always helped me in my time of need. I humble request this in the name of He who always helped others during His earthly walk Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Open His Eyes

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” 2 Kings 6:17 Holy Bible, New International Version

What do you believe is the best method of bringing others into Jehovahs family?

Do you think it is with self help groups, do you think it is with Bible study groups, do you think it is by bringing them to church or a Christian concert?

From personal experience I have found that praying that the Holy Spirit blesses them by opening their eyes to the truth about the trinity and accepting them into their lives is the most effective way.

Yes we need to share the Gospel but before we do that we need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the Truth. The same can be said in every other aspect of life.

We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open our loved ones eyes to the career Jehovah desires for them to follow, the right spouse (if any. Yes Jehovah has planned for some of us to remain unmarried so please stop hassling us about it), how to resolve a dispute, how to be a good Christian parent and any and all other aspect of of daily living. And of course, once their eyes have been opened we must pray they have the resolve to be obedient children of Jehovah had follow His advice.

It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him.– Hannah Whitall Smith

This is not to be a one day prayer but a continual one that is prayed for every day until the prayer is answered. When the prayer is answered please remember to be respectful and thank Jehovah for the blessing of answering your prayer.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your divine help in opening the eyes of those who are receptive unto accepting You into their lives and helping them to become Your holy children. I praise You in the name of He who opened the blind mans eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Apple and the Tree.

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For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version

Think of an apple sitting it on a table. You leave it there and eventually it goes rotten. Or, you eat it and then there is nothing left.

Now think of an apple tree. It starts out as a tiny seed. Eventually it will grow to produce fruit.

Now think of the apple as material wealth in your life. If you just store your wealth away without using it, it will go rotten and useless. To me that is the stock market. Or, you use it and then there is nothing left. Think of your expensive toys that wear out and are thrown out.

Now think of the apple seed as your beginning life as a Christian, your faith is very small. As the apple seed grows strong enough it will produce fruit. So too will it be with your faith. Your faith will grow stronger until it begins to produce fruit. The fruit is not just in your own personal life but in the lives of others as you serve Christ by serving them.

You serve Christ by serving others.Joseph- Anthony: Green

Which one is in your life?

My apple tree has been  producing plentiful fruit forty years . It has been very difficult at time but always rewarding both here and the riches they store up for me in Heaven.

How is your apple tree doing?

As a Christian you are not to accept Christ and then do nothing. You are to walk in faith and produce fruit. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Shaddai (God who is sufficient for the needs of His people) for the awesome fertilizing (reading and understanding of the Bible, listening to sermons and Christian fellowship), pruning (removing destructive habits from my life) and leading me to be a productive tree for Your divine orchard. Please continue to fertilize and prune me every day. I sincerely request this in the name of the Heavenly vine Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Doing So with Wisdom.

 

 

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 1 John 5:2 Holy Bible King James Version

That we faithfully are obedient to keep His commandments. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35 Holy Bible King James Version

We are to be charitable while doing so with wisdom.

There are too many bleeding hearts out there that want you to give money to help those who refuse to help themselves.

How many in say Africa breed like flies on dung piles and then cry to those in the western world to give them money. If they cannot support their children do not have them. Why should we support a destructive lifestyle? When I was doing missionary work in Central America they kept on telling me I should be married and have lots of children so that when I get old the children will support me. When I asked them how much they helped their parents they looked at me in shock and informed me they had no money to help their parents. Then they told me because I was rich (which I was not) that I owed them and had to give them money.

It is the same with these TV evangelists who are always crying for money. I used to listen to a few on the internet. Before the show they cry that they need money. Then, at the end they are talking about how you will have a great time with them on some cruise. Excuse me but if they can afford to go on cruises why do they need my money. I say they should publicly reveal their wages if they publicly ask for money.

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 Holy Bible New International Version

Do not give to the lazy. There are too many welfare bums that are capable of working but are too lazy to do so and expect the hard working of society to support their laziness. How many are also involved in drugs and alcohol? Serving as a volunteer in soup kitchens I saw a lot of this.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our father) bless me to imitate Your divine love to everyone today so as to be an obedient child but to give wisely not foolishly. I request this in the name of Your most loving son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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We Need to Love as He Did.

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Holy Bible New International Version

As Christians we need to emulate our role model Jesus.

Think of how patient Jesus was with His disciples. He never belittled them when they did not get it but patiently explained it to them. We need the same disposition with others in our daily conversations. Jesus’ kindness knew no boundaries. Think of how He went out of His way to heal Darious’ daughter or how He talked with the woman at the well. We need to be more kind in this world. Try to do one act of kindness a day and write down what it was and how you it affected the soul you were kind with as well how it made you feel. See how much it changes your life. Jesus did not envy the rich but accepted them as individuals. Just because someone has more money or is better at sports than you or any other number of things does not mean you have to envy them. Jehovah gave each of us our own distinctive skills and be grateful for them. Jesus was a member of the Godhead yet He did not brag about it and talk down to others. When you are blessed with a certain skill do not lord it over others. You are no where near as good as Jesus. Jesus was never a tongue wagger. He did not gossip about anyone and neither should you. Do not say anything about anyone behind their back that you would not say to their face. Jesus never cared about His own will but that of His Heavenly Father and those around Him. When you only care about yourself you only end up with yourself. The self seeking end up living lonely miserable lives. Jesus took a lot of rubbish from the Scribes and Pharisee’s yet did not lose His temper. I think we all need help in not losing our temper which is a good thing to pray for every morning. If you are easily angered, you are suppressing hurt, bitterness and jealousy in your life and it would be a good idea to get into counseling. If you do not it will slowly eat you until it destroys you and everyone around you. I have seen it and it aint pretty. After Peter repented Jesus never brought it up again how he denied Christ. Neither should you. Now that is not to say you are to forgive and forget. Those who do not learn from the past as dammed to repeat it. That does not indicate that you are to hang it over the offenders head every chance you get but to remember it so that when you see this beginning to happen you know the correct action to take.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Heseh (God is love) bless me with a loving heart that is committed to serving You by serving others. Please bless me with the Holy Spirits help to emulate Your divine example of love Your loving son Jesus Christ. I humbly request this in His loving name. Amen.

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

 


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But watch yourselves.

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. Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 Holy Bible, New International Version

The only one a drunk will listen to is an ex-drunk but watch yourselves they do not get you to return to the bottle when you council them. .

That is why if you see a brother or sister indulging in a sin it is best to go with a least one of Christian who has been rescued from that sin. He or she will see the warning signs of temptation and encourage you to make a hasty retreat. Otherwise you may be dragged into that living hell with the sinning brother or sister.

When confronting a brother or sister in a sin please do not be judgmental with them. That will get them defensive and they will refuse to listen to you. Instead talk with them, guide them to the knowledge of what they are doing, that it is destructive and the proper course of action to take to free themselves of said sin. Again, that is why it is best to take a brother or sister with you who has walked that walk because when they speak they speak from experience. The sinning brother or sister will be more willing to listen to them.

That is why I believe so many councilors and psychiatrists fail: they go by theory instead of experience and their solution is to pump the patient full of drugs instead of dealing with the problem.  

Prayer: Oh please bless me and all other Christian councilors my Beloved Jehovah-Hoshe’ah (The Lord Saves) with Your divine wisdom, grace, meekness and humbleness to guide Your lost little sheep back to You while protecting us from the power of the wicked destroyer satan. I sincerely request this in the name of He who defeated satan on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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