There are simple things we can do for others through out the day which can have great affect on them. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Lord, I have many enemies! Many people have turned against me. Psalms 3:1 The Holy Bible The New Century Version
Christians cannot be friends with the worldly because we live in different worlds. Christians walk the difficult Road to Heaven while the wicked dance with the devil on The Highway to Hell.
Because we shine like the morning sun we expose the wicked nefarious ways to them. This convicts them so they hate us.
There is more of them than there is of us. It has always been that way and will continue to be that way until Christ returns to make things right.
So yes, we have many enemies who would love to destroy us.
Indeed we are constantly surrounded by them.
Thousands of troops may surround me, but I am not afraid. Psalms 3:6 The Holy Bible The New Century Version
But, as numerous as they are and as well armed as they are, they will not hurt us.
But, Lord, you are my shield, my wonderful God who gives me courage I will pray to the Lord, and he will answer me from his holy mountain. Psalms 3:4-5 The Holy Bible The New Century Version
When we walk in harmony with Jesus, He protects us from the degenerates that are out to destroy us.
As well, He destroys them, many time by having the fools turn against each other and demolish each other while Jesus laughs at the fools.
Lord, rise up! My God, come save me! You have struck my enemies on the cheek; you have broken the teeth of the wicked. The Lord can save his people. Lord, bless your people. Psalms 3:7-8 The Holy Bible The New Century Version
Only a fool would make war against a Christian and expect to win. Joseph- Anthony a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Maginnenu (Psalms 89:18 The LORD Our Defence ) for putting up an impenetrable wall around me when the wicked do attack me. May the angels strike them down to Hell where they belong before they can attack any more of You cherished children. I the name of the unbeatable Warrior King Jesus Christ. Amen
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We run for Him, for Christ’s glory and for the honor of His name. We run for the advancement of His kingdom. Joseph M. Stowell
If you rebel against the Lord’s commands and refuse to listen to him, then his hand will be as heavy upon you. 1 Samuel 12:15 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
To have the Lord’s hand heavy upon you means He will punish you.
Let this put to rest the satanic lie that Jehovah loves us unconditionally.
Yes, He has rules of conduct and we are expected to obey them.
And what exactly are these rules?
Well, there are only two.
Number one is that you do not have any god equal to much less superior to Him.
If a wife had a lover equal to her husband how do you think the husband would fell? Imagine how much more fury there is in Jehovah heart.
You are to love each other.
This is not wishy washy love but love also means correcting another when they are doing wrong.
So if a mother catches her child abusing a younger sibling that refuses to listen to her when told to stop do you not think punishment will be promptly forth coming from a loving mature mother?
Therefore when we see someone living a destructive life of homosexuality do you not think it is our duty ( which is an act of love ) to respectfully, lovingly correct them instead of staying quiet for fear of being accused of being intolerant?
Yes, we are to be intolerant towards destructive lifestyles. Now, it is the others choices to love that way or live a perverted lifestyle but we are to protect them from forcing that upon innocent children.
Prayer: Oh please Jehovah Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge Isaiah 33:22 ) bless me with the proper words to convince those walking in intentional, habitual sin to turn from this lifestyle less they suffer immensely in this life and suffer eternal damnation in the eternal one. I sincerely request this in the name of the loving King who will hurl the wicked into eternal Hell, Jesus Christ. Amen
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The world is not our standard for Christian living.
The apostle Paul stressed, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind . . .” (Rom. 12:2). Again he writes, “put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth” (Ephesians 4:24). In the verses that follow he gives five specific examples of the higher standard of Christian conduct.
We are to put off lying and speak the truth in love (v. 25). It is a habitual action that is to characterize the Christian life. Literally the believer is to put off “the lie” (v.25), and speak the truth. This is the same word the apostle John uses for the antichrist in 1 John 2:20-23. When a person puts his faith in Jesus Christ he is rejecting the lie, and embracing the Truth (Jn. 14:6).
What a profound significance this is for the person in Christ. “Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another” (v. 25). Let it be a habitual action to tell the truth. Let it characterize your lifestyle.
Make a commitment to yourself and God to speak the whole truth without mixture of error in your family, business and life relationships. How much easier life is when you live an honest, open, transparent life style. Cultivate truthfulness in your life every day. Don’t be careless with your words.
Put off anger (vv. 26-27). One of the best ways to give the devil an opportunity to gain a place in your life is to be an angry person. Paul does not give an opposite behavior in this example. In one aspect anger is not sin. It is an emotion. He stresses, “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity (lit. a place).” Paul is emphasizing a controlled or righteous anger as opposed to and uncontrolled, selfish, or sinful anger.
Paul uses two different words for “anger” in v. 26. There are times when we should be angry, and there are times when we sin with our anger. “Be angry and do not sin” is the word for wrath, indignation, suggesting a more settled or abiding condition of mind, frequently with a view of taking revenge. It is an anger that has an abiding and settled habit of mind that is aroused under certain conditions. When this kind of anger is guided by reason, it can be a right emotion as in righteous indignation. When we cherish it, it becomes sin. It must never become just an expression of personal provocation or wounded pride. We must guard against sinful motives (1 Jn. 1:19).
“Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” It can take the form of an angry mood, a violent irritation, harmful words or eyes of fire. Paul admonishes us to deal with anger quickly before the day is over. Unresolved anger leads to other sins.
Put off stealing and have something to share with the needy (v. 28).
The motive for working Paul says is “in order that he may have something to share with him who has need.” That statement alone clarifies a lot of modern values. The winner is not the one who walks away with the most toys in life.
Have you ever counted the many ways you can steal in life? You do not have to go to prison, and few people do.
Work hard so you will have something to share with a world with true needs.
Put off rotten words and put on speaking with edification that it may give grace to the hearer (v. 29).
“Unwholesome” literally means, “corrupt,” or “corrupting.” It is the word for rotting fruit. Some people’s words corrupt themselves and everyone who hears them. It rots them away. It makes you feel corrupted days after you have been around them. On the other hand, the believer should use words that will build up and encourage people (James 3:5-6).
Put off bitterness, wrath and anger (indignation), and put on love (vv. 30-32).
What is the best way to grieve the Holy Spirit? Bitterness, wrath and a settled indignation toward someone always grieves the Spirit.
The only way to put on the high standard of Christian conduct Paul is describing here is to walk in the Spirit.Selah!
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
For I have told you often before, and I say it again with tears in my eyes, that there are many whose conduct shows they are really enemies of the cross of Christ. They are headed for destruction. Their god is their appetite, they brag about shameful things, and they think only about this life here on earth. Philippians 3:18-19 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
I have met many, including in my own biological family, that when it is tactfully explained to them their lifestyle is sinful, they just turn their heads away. I know I might just as well talk to the wall because they are not listening. They enjoy that lifestyle and have no intention of giving it up. They foolishly believe there is no consequences for their debauched lifestyle. Sometimes people don’t like being told that they are personally responsible for the consequence of their lifestyles.
They are deadly wrong.
It begins to catch up with them in their early forties and progressively gets worse as they age. It starts out slowly but as they age, their body and mind begins to become weaker and more sustainable to mental and physical diseases. Finally, in their final years they are bitter, lonely, shells of a human being waiting to die.
The strange thing is that they are in a living hell and want to die but are afraid of death because they know they will be cast into the eternal Hell when they pass on to the other side.
Please do not be like them.
Repent now and live a godly life or suffer the eternal consequences later.
Prayer: I humbly implore You, Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:2 The LORD the Judge ) to grant me the wisdom and grace to reach the heart and mind of those blasting down the highway to hell to convince them to turn from their wicked ways less they suffer eternal damnation. I candidly request this petition in the name of the Supreme Judge, Jesus Christ. Amen
May you be blessed with the wisdom to turn from darkness to the eternal light right now before it is too late. Joseph a son of Jehovah.
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As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! Psalm 119:7 The Holy Bible The New Living Translation
Righteous: acting in an moral way and virtuous manner ( Moral: founded on the fundamental principles of right conduct rather than on legalities, enactment, or custom, concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical) ( Virtuous: conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright ) Dictionary. com
We are to be grateful for the blessing of being adopted into Jehovahs family.
The best manner of doing this is to live as He desires us to be. To accomplish this we must emulate Christs demeanour.
We need the Holy Spirit to teach us morality (although we all know right from wrong in its basics, He takes us ever deeper into it). As well as the tools to live it out in our daily life. As this new creation in Christ takes form in our mental, physical and spiritual being we become more and more virtuous.
This is not a one off experience but rather a lifetime commitment.
I have been following Christ for decades and He is still transforming me.
We are a work in progress all the way up to Heavens Gate where Christ will perfect us into the beautiful creation Jehovah intends for s to be. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Now, to the world that walks in darkness, this is extremely offensive. It is great to see someone walk with these qualities as long as they do not step upon that individuals toes.
When you are welcomed into Jehovahs family, you will be bitterly rejected by satans family including your family and old friends. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Believe me I have had plenty of experience where the very same man or woman that commends me for behavior with another becomes extremely offended and offensive when the same situation happens between them and me.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6 The LORD Our Righteousness( for blessing me with teaching me Your inflatable righteousness and guiding me in the manner in which to incorporate it into my daily life. Thank you for helping me live this life even when it goes against the current of the politically correct in this world. I know Your righteousness leads to a more secure and better life that leads all the way to the Heavenly home You have lovingly prepared for me. I exalt You in the name of He who I love to emulate in righteous living Jesus Christ. Amen
May Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 Holy Bible, New Living Translation
It is imperative that we feast upon Jehovahs guidebook of life in order to be obedient unto His instruction for our lives.
It guides us to succeed in relationships whether they be personal or corporate.
It guides us in how to invest our time and resources properly.
It guides us in our relationship with our Heavenly Love.
It guides us in the proper diet, exercise and manner of rest.
And, of course we require the Holy Spirit to interpret it for us because we are limited by our mental capacities to understand the Spiritual wealth that is hidden from the world that lies with in its pages. We will never learn of all the wisdom contained in its pages no matter how long we study it.
“‘Thinking Christianity’ is thinking by Christians about anything and everything in a consistently Christian way — in a manner that is shaped, directed, and restrained by the truth of God’s Word and God’s Spirit.” — Os Guinness
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for instructing me in the proper conduct that pleases You. As, well, it makes my life so full of integrity, meaning and purpose. I exalt You in the name of He whose words are the true word of truth Jesus Christ. Amen
May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah
For certain people have crept in unnoticed [just as if they were sneaking in by a side door]. They are ungodly persons whose condemnation was predicted long ago, for they distort the grace of our God into decadence and immoral freedom [viewing it as an opportunity to do whatever they want], and deny and disown our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ .Jude 1:4 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
There are some that teach that because we are saved by grace we can go out and do what ever we desire. “Hey Jesus loves me and by His grace my sins are forgiven so I can do whatever I desire and it’s okay because He forgives me.” That is perhaps one of satans biggest lies. We are in a Holy family and there are rules of conduct that must be followed.
For the [remarkable, undeserved] grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to reject ungodliness and worldly (immoral) desires, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives [lives with a purpose that reflect spiritual maturity] in this present age. Titus 2:11-12 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Yes it was by Christ’s blood on the cross that we gain salvation but that does not permit us to have carte blanch on sin. Once we are a member of His Divine family there are rules to be obeyed. Refuse to obey them at your own peril. Indeed, if you refuse to be obedient unto the Holy Spirits guidance you have forfeited your salvation because you have not accepted Christ as your true Savior.
Jesus loves me but if I love Him, I will be obedient to Him. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for teaching me the truth and blessing me with the strength and fortitude to live a righteous life in Your eyes, not the worlds. I praise You in the name of the Word of Truth Jesus Christ. Amen
May the light of Christs love shine brightly in your heart today and every day
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God‘s revealed will). Psalm 119:1 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
When I was a tree planter we used to plant trees the size of the average baby finger. Yet, in fifty years they grew into seventy feet tall majestic trees. At first they would grow inches every day until they reached a certain height. Then the growth slowed to inches in a week or month.
So too it is with most Christians. When first adopted into Christs family we grow in leaps and bounds. Then our growth slows. Some become complacent and stay there. Those that persevere grow in inches in weeks, months and or years. But, we continue to grow. It is a lifetime process that continues until we reach Heavens Gate.
“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” — Phillips Brooks
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for the slow but steady process in maturing me into the beautiful child You intend for me to be. I praise You in the name of He who I deeply desire to be a carbon copy of at the end of Your process Jesus Christ. Amen.
May your house be filled with joy in the morning and sweet dreams at night. May it be a home where love has come to live. Joseph a son of Jehovah