For simpletons turn away from me—to death. Fools are destroyed by their own complacency. Proverbs 1:32 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
I find it happens slowly without you even realizing it.
It is the same with the individual as with a nation.
Just look around. Even twenty years ago you would not see the filth on TV that you see today. We call it tolerance but it is filth.
Today we see homosexuals in Boy Scouts as scout leaders because we have to be tolerant of their lifestyle and then the scouts getting sued because children are being abused by these disgusting creatures. We call it tolerance but it is filth and innocent children are getting hurt because of it.
“People don’t drift toward holiness, they drift toward compromise and call it tolerance, and drift toward disobedience and call it freedom.” D. A. Carson
We see folks living as they want to live instead of the constraints of civilized society and now we see the break up of families and folks stupidly going in debt of which they will never get out of. That is the reward for your freedom.
We see liberoltards suggesting there be no constraints on illegal drugs and then cry baby because of increasing poverty and increasing crime. Instead of trying to get them off of the drugs and becoming contributing members of society.
The further we get away from Jehovahs guidelines of what is right and what is wrong, the closer we get to destruction of the individual and of society. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God Isaiah 30:21 ) for speaking the truth to me and for blessing me with Your Divine guidance in my life. It may not be politcally correct but it is certainly Christ correct. I praise You in the name of He who always lived a life of truth Jesus Christ. Amen
May the light of Jehovahs truth always guide your steps. Joseph a son of Jehovah
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Thank you that You are a compassionate, merciful God You . I humbly bow before You my Love at Your feet, asking You to bring mercy where judgment has been earned. I am deeply sorry for allowing my heart to be led astray by my own selfish desires and the things of the world, for the ways I have turned away from You, and sinned against You and You alone.
Although I have been a disobedient child of Yours and my sinfulness deserves punishment, You forgive and pardon those who humble themselves before You. Where judgment is warranted, You give mercy.
Forgive me my loving Father and be merciful to me. Soften my heart, God, to be tender towards You, to seek your face, and to long for your presence every moment in my life.
I meekly request this in the name of He who graciously shed His priceless blood for my forgiveness Jesus Christ
May you be blessed with abundant joy in your heart filled with love and your life overflowing with laughter every day this year.Joseph a son of Jehovah
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. Proverbs 13:24, New International Version
Now we need to understand this.
When children are young, they will push the limits to see what they can get away with.
First they must be warned such behavior is bad and explain why it is bad. Please do not just tell them it is bad or they must do it because you said so. Take the time to explain why they must do this or must not do that. It is even better when you share with them your personal experience so it makes it more real to them.
If they continue to push the envelope they must receive corporal punishment. One good swat will suffice most of the time or taking away a privilege like no mobile phone for a week.
Then sent to a quiet place to contemplate what they have done for about ten minutes. .
After that go sit down beside them. Hug them. Tell them you love them and it really hurt you to do what you had to do. Ask them if they understand. Usually they do. If they do, not try another way to explain it to them.
This is the method my mom used with us kids and I have used with children many times (being a teacher they were not my students but I loved them as if they were my own children). I speak from experience when I say they will love and respect you for it.
After that when they are naughty all I have to do is raise my voice in a firm controlled way to tell them to stop it and they instantly stop. Not out of fear, but rather out of love.
Without discipline there is chaos. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer:Please Jehovah Abba (God my Father) bless me to emulate You in the same manner in which You wisely teach Your children. I deeply desire them to be a blessing upon this earth not a curse. I humbly request this in the name of my big brother Jesus Christ. Amen
May love be in your life, may hope be in your heart and may peace be in your every day walk with Christ.Joseph a son of Jehovah
Because of these [sinful] things the [divine] wrath of God is coming on the sons of disobedience [those who fail to listen and who routinely and obstinately disregard God’s precepts] Colossians 3:6 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
We have all experienced the yeah buts.
Someone instructs us to do something we do not want to do and we all come up with the yeah buts. Yeah but _____ as an excuse for not doing as we are told to do.
Someone tells us not to do something and we come back with yeah but__________ for reasons we will do as we like.
The worst offence of course is when we are continuously disobedient unto Jehovahs direction in our life. We do so at our own peril.
If Jehovah directs us to do something it is for our own good or to advance His kingdom.
If Jehovah directs us not to do something it is because it will turn out bad for us or for others.
We will pay for our arrogant disobedience in painful fashion.
I have experienced it and it most certainly was not an enjoyable experience. Sad to say, I was a slow learner and it took decades before submitting to Jehovah with no thought of anything but obedience unto Him.
“Today we are overboard on belief but bankrupt on obedience.” — Author Unknown
Prayer: Please Jehovah Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) help me, as You always have, to be an obedient child of Yours. I know that Your call to obedience is for my own good as well as for Your honour. It is my greatest joy to bring glory and honor to the one I love the deepest. I humbly request this in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen
Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year.
A rebellious and stubborn people, Who walk in the way that is not good, [following] after their own thoughts and intentions Isaiah 65:2 Holy Bible Amplified Version
Supidness and stubbornness go together like peanut butter and jam.
I know a woman that cannot eat greasy food, if she does she violently vomits after just one bite. One day we were at a take away and she ordered greasy chicken. I told her not to purchase it or she would become violently ill. She insisted that that would not happen this time. As soon as we settled in her van and she took one bite she swung the door open and puked her eyeballs out.
You see, she was stubborn.
She knew she was not to eat that junk yet insisted that this time she would not get sick (even though she did every time previous to that). That was very stupid because she paid a very dear price for her stubbornness.
How many times has Jehovah instilled in us not to do something yet we stubbornly and stupidly return to our wicked ways. When the disaster comes crashing down on us because we were stupid and stubborn and refuse to listen to Jehovah do we not blame Him?
How stupid is that?
Stupidness and stubbornness is also arrogant.
When I was a tree planter and would try to help the rookies who knew nothing of planting there were some who insisted on doing it their way. Even though, that meant they worked just as hard but made a penitence of money that the rookies did that were respectful and listened and obeyed as they were shown. The dumbo’s blame everyone and everything but themselves for their disastrous planting season.
How many times has Jehovah tried to show us a better way to live yet we give Him the finger and go out and live how we see fit. When disaster comes (and it always does) we blame everyone but ourselves.
The stupid and stubborn are self condemned to a life of misery and suffering. Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer:I thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with patience and a strong arm when I am a stupid, stubborn obstinate child of Yours. I know You only desire what is best for me and must use strong methods when I am a disobedient child of Yours. I praise You in the name of He who was strong with His disciples when necessary Jesus Christ. Amen
May the light of Christs love shine brightly in your heart today and every day
” For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy andprofane 2 Timothy 3:2 The Holy Bible, Amplified Version
Why do folks have to have the latest gadget? It is to show off their lovers. And who is their lovers? Why themselves of course. Why else do they “need” a name brand for which they pay exorbitant amounts of money for the name when a phone by another company is far less expensive will do the same thing?
Why do folks participate in charity runs or give to public displays to food banks? It is to show off their lovers. And who is their lovers? Why themselves of course. If they truly cared would they not donate a weekly portion of their salary to said causes?
Why do folks desecrate Jehovahs creation (which is us) by covering their bodies with tattoos which in my opinion makes them look like they belong in a freak show? It is to show off their lovers. And who is their lovers? Why themselves of course.
Self love is the root of all evil dispositions in mankind. Joseph a son of Jehovah
The list goes on and on.
These folks are shallow, self centered and insecure creatures.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Philippians . 2:3 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
I care not what he thinks of me or what she thinks of me nor what they think of me. I care what Christ knows about me and that is that I am His. And that is all I need to know Joseph a son of Jehovah
Prayer: Please Jehovah-Bara (The Lord Creator) please bless me to be submissive unto Your Divine hand in molding me into the beautiful creation You intend for me to be. It is in Your eyes and Yours only that I desire to be a pleasing masterpiece. I sincerely request this in the name of He only only stayed focused on You when He walked this planet Jesus Christ. Amen
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing
Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsakeorlet you downorrelax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” Hebrews 13:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Are you calling Jehovah a liar?
Notice how He said for He will NEVER desert us nor forsake us. . That is a direct promise from Him unto us.
To forsake us means turn away from entirely. That is like saying you turn your back on someone. Jehovah will never turn His back on you as long as you never turn your back on Him. He will see your daily needs and supply you with them. Sometimes He will abundantly, sometimes frugally but always supply your daily needs.
If you turn your back on Him and refuse to obey Him then He most certainly will turn His back on you ( read about it in the Old Testament before the Israelites and Judeans were destroyed by the Chaldeans and Babylonians ).
It is not that Jehovah walks away from you but that you have walked away and turned your back on Him. Joseph son of Jehovah
To desert us means to leave usually without intent to return. That means to walk away from someone.
As long as you do not walk away from Jehovah, He will not walk away from you. He will never walk away from you when you are experiencing difficulties.
When you doubt your circumstances outcome you doubt that He will provide for you. That is calling Him a liar.
Notice how we are commanded to be content with what we have. That means we are not to be suckers and foolishly go out and get into debt ( which is becoming a slave by the way) buying things we do not need like a new car when there is nothing wrong with the old one, or buying a house you cannot afford or buying a new mobile phone just because it has some new gadget this year when there is nothing wrong with the old one. These things are a form of gluttony and pride. Both of them are disgusting unto Jehovah.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Emunah (God is faithful) for always being faithful unto Your word to this loved child of Yours. I take great comfort and strength in Your Holy Word. I praise you in the name of the greatest Word of truth Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.
And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Romans 5:3-4 Holy Bible Amplified Version
When Jehovah assigns as difficult task for you to do are you obstinate, stomp your feet and say I refuse like a spoiled little brat? Even though He reasons with you with His Word, Christian Councilors and signs.
Or, if He directs you to stop doing something do you obstinacy refuse?
Jehovah only does what is for your good. So, if you refuse to listen to Him, you will pay greatly in the long run.
I have seen many obstinate folks refuse to listen and slowly sink deeper and deeper into a living Hell.
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t.” — Henry Ward Beecher
Perseverance means a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.
Obstinacy mean to be sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion.
If on the other hand you obey Him you will learn to wait upon His time to mold you into the child He desire you to be. Through our hardships we become stronger in our trust in Him to see us through them and burn off the dross to become pure children of Jehovah. This will mold us into Holy children of Jehovah and be assured of our salvation. Do not think this is a one off experience. It takes years, even decades for Jehovah to accomplish His desire in you His beloved child.
That is why us older children need to come along side of the younger ones to strengthen them with our witness.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for being with me to guide me and strengthen me as You mold me into the child You desire for me to be. I exalt You in the name of He whose strength helped Him endure the horrible cross Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.
I am witnessing the suffering of certain family members. For years I have tried to share with them that their selfish, greedy, lying cheating lifestyle is going to come back to bite them. Over the past few years I have witnessed them slowly descending into a living Hell of their own making. Their financial situation is worsening by the day. Their health is slowly ebbing away (once they were very active but now because of health problems they can go out less and less). They are suffering intensely. There is constant fighting in the home.
Even though they have abused me when I witness this catastrophe it is agonizing (agony is mush more intense than pain).
I want to gather them in my arms and explain to them that this is their own undoing and if they do not repent their future will only get worse. Alas, it will be to no avail. I know in my heart they will not listen. I know exactly how Jesus felt when he said: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who murders the prophets and stones [to death] those [messengers]who are sent to her [by God]! How often I wanted to gather your children together [around Me], as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.” Matthew 23:37 Holy Bible, Amplified Version Holy Bible, Amplified Version
I am sure the Holy Spirit has spoken to their hearts but they laughed and said there is no God. Even now I am sure the Holy Spirit is convicting them but in their stubbornness and pride they refuse to repent of their wicked ways.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 1:18
I recently read an article about a man who traveled across either Canada or the U.S and spoke with folks from all ages, finical groups and ethnic groups. His findings confirmed what they Bible says when it says that as you do unto others, so too will it be done unto you. It also says that when you obey Jehovah He will bless you seven times. When you disobey Jehovah, He will curse you seven times.
‘And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but actwith hostility against Me,then I also will act with hostility against you, and I will strike you seven times for your sins. Leviticus 26:23-25 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
I am seeing it in my family and it is like a knife piercing my heart.
Are you living a lying, cheating,conniving, back biting, self centered life right now?
Beware, Jehovah is a God of justice and you will suffer much more than you gain in the long run. It may take years or it may take decades but Jehovahs justice will prevail. And when that justice happens, there is no conning Him, no plea bargaining or parole. Justice will be served to its fullest extent. I have seen it happen repeatedly through the last decade with numerous others so do not laugh and say it will not happen to you.
Gods justice will be done in Gods time, in Gods way. You will not escape it. Joseph- Anthony: Green
Prayer: Please Jehovah-Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge) send the Holy Spirit to convict the wicked ones of their evil ways unto repentance so they do not continue to suffer in their lives for their obstinance and cheating of others. May this be done so they do not suffer the supreme price for their evil in the damnation of eternal torment in Hell. I humbly request this in the name of the supreme judge Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day. Amen
Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience]. Psalm 34:11 Amplified Bible
No, that is not your conscience speaking to you, that is the Holy Spirit.
The devil is an expert at twisting the truth into a lie so if you depend upon your “conscience” you are easy prey for Him.
Then how will you know if it is the Holy Spirit or the devil?
The answer is in developing a deep personal relationship with Jehovah by reading your Bible and obeying what it says.
From my personal experience when I am reading the Bible and a verse jumps out at me, that is the Holy Spirit speaking to me. I stop reading and pray for enlightenment. Then he guide me to understanding the Bible verse in context to what He is saying about my life.
Another way is to listen to good sermon like on sermonaudio and reading good Christian books like can be found on sites like goodread and https://www.gutenberg.org (personally my preference is for the old classics). Of course we should also have godly Christian councilors.
The problem I have sadly witnessed too frequently is that even when others know Jehovah is speaking to them the deliberately chose to ignore Him because he is telling them something they do not want to hear. They want their way, not Jehovahs. That is a sure recipe for disaster. Then when catastrophes occur they go cry babying to Jehovah and ask why He is doing this to them.
God is speaking to all of us, all the time. The question is not, to whom does God talk? The question is, who listens? Neale Donald Walsch
Are you experiencing difficulties in your life right now?
Are you listening to Jehovah as He is speaking to you?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with patiently teaching me to be wise, gracious, humble and meek like my Beloved King Jesus. Thank you for the tools You have blessed me with to receive an ever deepening of these blessings. I exalt You in the name of the wisest Rabbi of all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.