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They are Still Alive.

In Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom (paradise). Luke 16:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

In all of Jesus’ parables He always explained what they meant but here we do not see any explanation. That is because in the Old Testament it was explained numerous times the life after death . That there is a place where the spirit goes after death. It is not Heaven or Hell but a place where the spirit awaits final judgment. Therefore those that have died, they are still alive in spirit. The Jews knew this so there was no need for Jesus to explain it to them.

This also shows the charlatans that claim they can talk with the dead.

Jehovah places them in that place where they shall remain until the Day of Judgment.

There is no communion with the dead with the living.

It also shows how those that claim that all those who die go to a pleasant place after death. They claim there is no punishment for the wicked ones deeds in his life on earth.

When we die there is still a continuing of life in the spirit. One is a place of pleasant experience, the other other one of torment.

The question is which place are you going to spend time in until the final judgment.

Then Abraham breathed his last and he died at a good old age, an old man who was satisfied [with life]; and he was gathered to his people [who had preceded him in death]. Genesis 25:8Holy Bible Amplified Version

This states that Abraham went to his people. How could he go there if there is no living spirits to go to?

“Oh, that You would hide me in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) Job 14:13 Holy Bible Amplified Version

To the people of the Old Testament Sheol is a place where the spirit goes which means that death does not terminate human existence.

So yes brothers and sisters, your loved ones, they are still alive, not physically but spiritually. No we cannot talk with them nor they with us.

If they died in Christ that should fill us with joy because we will see them in Heaven when we get there and we shall know them and they shall know us. Think of someone dear to you that has gone on a journey and has been gone for a year or more. Think of how your heart dances for joy when they come home and you have not seen them for a long time. That is what it will be like when we are reunited with them in Heaven.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Hashopet (The Lord is the supreme Judge) bless me with the wisdom, gracefulness, meekness and strength to educate others that there is eternal damnation for those who reject you. On the other hand I daily eagerly anticipate dwelling in Your house for eternity and being in Your loving presence of infinity. I humbly ask this in the name of the Supreme Judge 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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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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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.


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He was Leading Me into Unknown Territory.

 

Do this in the fear of the Lord, faithfully and wholeheartedly. 2 Chronicles 19:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Many times during my walk with Christ He was leading me into unknown territory. He was guiding me to go places I did not want to go and guiding me to do things I had no clue of what I was doing.

During this process He was not only using me in service unto Him but was also teaching me the important lesson of trusting upon Him (which is what faith is).

When ever there was a situation that there was no knowledge on my behalf on how to complete the assignment He always blessed me with wisdom on how to accomplish it.

Whenever there was no resources to accomplish the task He provided. Whenever there was mental and physical exhaustion, He lead me into His peace and rest which strengthened me to get back up and continue on.

Whenever I wanted to quit, He encouraged me.

This ultimately brought us very close together and enlarged my trust in Him, appreciation of Him and thankfulness for His support. My love and respect for Him grew by little steps and leaps and bounds. Oh what a truly awesome God He truly is.

“Faith is not to get you out of a hard place but to change your heart in the hard place.” David Wilkerson

Whenever Christ leads you into the unknown and challenges you to do things you are not equipped to do, do not whine about the difficulties but thank Him for them. He is doing marvellous work in you and through you that you probably will not see until you are on the other side of the challenge.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for lighting the path my Heavenly Father and Divine King has chosen for me to walk in obedience unto Them. I exalt You in the name of the King I love to serve Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Are You Willing to Admit It ?

If you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Is Christ your Lord and are you willing to admit it?

Many times it will cost you. It will cost you old friendships as they mock you and even hate you because you have turned your backs on them to turn to walking with Christ.

When your boss or friends or family demand you do something unethical and you refuse because it is against what our Heavenly King demands of us it will cost you in your career, sometimes you may even have to change careers and your family will disown you.

I have seen the depth of this sacrifice in China and it was deep. As well it has cost me a few jobs and I am estranged from almost all of my family.

If your country makes an unchristian law and attempts to enforce it upon you and you refuse, you will suffer prison or maybe even execution.

When you are before the judge in the kangaroo court will you be willing to make that ultimate sacrifice to our Heavenly King and explain to the court your reason for your decision?

Do not naively believe that it is only in third world countries that this happens.

With the santanic liberals growing stronger every day in the west it is slowly poisoning western countries as well.

You doubt me?

Try to evangelize at a homosexual parade ( I refuse to call it a gay parade because gay means happy and most of those in the parade are not happy and they have no right to bastardize that word) and see what happens to you?

Try to have a Bible study on most universities and see what happens.

Try to stand up to the demented education system and refuse to allow your children to learn the filthy lies taught that homosexuality is normal and see what happens to you.

Try to stand up to these that teach that all religions are the same and that we all get to Heaven or try to stand up to these false prophets that teach that once we are baptized we can do whatever we want and because Jesus loves us no one will go to Hell and see what happens.

The list goes on and on.

If you refuse to stand upon the solid ground of Christ then you will slowly sink into the pit of Hell. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) bless me with the strength, wisdom and grace to always speak the truth of You to the lost world being dominated by the original liar satan. I humbly request this in Your powerful name of truth. Amen

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