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Who has Borne the Scars

                                         

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]. Matthew 16:24 Holy Bible Amplified Version

When I was in Asia, met Asian Christians and informed them I was a Christian the first question they asked was how much have I suffered for Christ. They call most Christians in the west marshmallows because they have the feel good Christ not the real one. When it comes time to suffer for Christ they either walk, or run away saying: “That is not what I signed up for!” Upon coming home to Canada it was shocking to see just how true this was.

Ask any so called Christian how much they have suffered for Christ and see how many answer in the affirmative and how many of them look at you like you are insane.

Oh we all suffer from time to time, welcome to life, but how many are willing to suffer intentionally for Christ?

We may not receive physical lashes but we will receive brutal verbal ones which slash much deeper ( especially when it comes from family and former friends).

Oh we may not be in a physical prison but we may be in a one in social groups where no one will talk with you at work or school ( believe me it makes for a long day and many times you feel as if you are the only person in the world).

We may not receive physical blows but we will receive verbal ones as we are viciously laughed at, mocked, tormented and made the butt of jokes at work, at school, in church or any other social setting. These hurt much more than physical ones.

Can you think of any other manner in which we will suffer for Christ or that you have suffered for Christ?

To see a true Christian is to see one who has borne the scars for Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jesus ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for the privilege of suffering for You like You suffered for me. I know that this suffering brings us closer together and blesses me with appreciating You more and more because You walk through the suffering with me. I praise You in Your strong name. Amen.

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

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He is All You Need.

                                 

Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The desires of your heart is different from the desires of the flesh.

The flesh desires fleshly things which is unfulfilling and temporary. Your new mobile phone cannot love you anymore than your new car or house. Your children and friends will disappoint you and will in time leave you. Your desire for self gratification is like a drug that addicts you and leaves you feeling empty and unloved.

The desires of the heart are for the spiritual blessings that can only be satisfied by nurturing a loving relationship with Jehovah. As such our petitions are for more and more of a deeper loving relationship with Him which He joyously abundantly supplies beyond our wildest imaginations.

When you have nothing left but Jehovah, you will discover He is all you need. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for daily providing me with all the physical needs of the day and thank you thank you for abundantly blessing me with the most loving relationship there could ever be, the one with You. I exhalation to You in the name of my Beloved best friend Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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You had Better Listen.

 

I have also spoken to [you through] the prophets, And I gave [them] many visions [to make My will known], And through the prophets I gave parables [to appeal to your sense of right and wrong]. Hosea 12:11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Jehovah speaks to us even today through visions, dreams, teachers, by being in nature and seeing His glory, by reading His Holy Book (the Bible) and of course by a soft whisper. He is trying to guide your life, He is trying to correct you when you are going astray and doing wicked things.

Beware. His patience only lasts for so long.

“So when you spread out your hands [in prayer, pleading for My help], I will hide My eyes from you which is the same as saying He will turn His back on you because you turned your back on Him). Isaiah 1:15 Holy Bible Amplified Version

No.

He will not do bad things unto you, that is not possible. Because He is good, how can He do anything wicked?

Rather because you refuse to listen to Him ,He will turn His back on you and refuse to listen to you and you will be easy pickings for the devil and his minions as well as your own faulty thinking and surrendering to fleshly desires.

The consequences of this is disastrous. The disaster will not happen in day or a week ( although it may). Most times it is like a small pebble that starts an avalanche. The pebble is small but as it continues down hill it picks up speed and energy. It becomes unstoppable and destructive. So too it is in the lives of the wicked. It starts out small and as time goes on it continues to grow in strength and speed until a disastrous end for the evil ends in Hell.

I have seen it with my own eyes with family and associates over the years.

Jehovah is speaking, are you listening? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with Your Divine words of love, comfort, strength and wisdom. May I always be attentive, understand what You say and be obedient unto them. I know You share Your Divine wisdom in every aspect of my life for my own good. You are such a truly wonderful Councillor. I exalt You in the name of the most Wonderful Councillor 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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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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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.


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One of the Amazing Things.

 Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]. Deuteronomy 4:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

One of the amazing things in researching my ancestry is how much of myself I see in my distant relatives like a generational repetition. As well I can see the ugly side of my ancestors in my family. It is important to understand that yes many of our positive and negative traits have been passed on by our ancestors.

All hope is lost for our fathers addictions shall be passed on to me, you say.

We need to understand the past but not to allow it to dictate our present or future. Joseph a son of Jehovah

No, not at all.

Because, when we accept Christ as our Savior, He will send the Holy Spirit to remould you into a beautiful child of Jehovah. It is a slow process that takes decades but is well worth it because in the course of your remoulding you will be blessed with a deep love, admiration, respect and awe of the Holy Spirits power, the Power of Christ and of course the power of Jehovah. An added benefit is that your transformation will be an encouraging testimony to others who have addictions and bad dispositions.

“Though no one can go back and make a new beginning – anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Brand

It is important to share with your children and grandchildren the big and small of your walk with Jehovah to make Him real to them. It is good if you can insert Bible verses into the conversation because that teaches the younger generation the the Bible is the word of God and our guidebook to life.

Instead of wasting time in malls or with computers or with the idiot box (TV) take time to find a safe quiet place to go for a walk with your children and grandchildren in nature (because that is Gods Cathedral) and share with them your walk. Be patient with them and answer their questions honestly and with grace.

It will not bring everyone to Christ but even one is a precious treasure unto Him.

We need to share with the younger generation our walk with Christ so they can see Him for being real and not a fairy tale such as the world deceitfully professes. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) bless me with opportunities to share You with others as You shared Yourself with others so as to bring them into Your Holy family since I have no family to share the amazing bountiful blessings You have bestowed upon me during our walk together lo these many many years. I humbly request this in You my big brothers name. Amen.

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