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The New is Here!

WORK IN PROGRESS

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 New International Version

We see on TV all the time: the new and improved!! Which I do not believe for a minute and it is my personal opinion it is just a gimmick.

When we welcome Christ into our lives it is the real thing.

When we accept Christ into our lives we the Holy Spirit begins a transformation in us.

It is like the caterpillar going into the cocoon to come out a beautiful butterfly. Now when the caterpillar is in the cocoon you can bet it is going through many struggles in its transformation.

 

So too it is with us.

Just because we have accepted Christ does not mean an instant change. It slowly takes place and the wonderful and amazing thing is, is that the transformation lasts until we either go to the other side or until Christ comes to take us to our Heavenly home.

Now do not be surprised if what you once enjoyed you not have no interest in and in many instances will find repugnant.

Do not be surprised when those around you do not understand the change and in many cases mock you and distance themselves from you. They are in your old materialistic world, but now you are in Christs spiritual world.

He has been transforming me for over twenty years and I am still a work in progress.

Yes it has cost me in many relationships that I was close with but that has been replaced by a loving bond with fellow members of Christs family that is so much deeper and rewarding than those left behind.

 

Prayer:  Thank you Jesus Christ Pyrrand (Jesus my friend) for blessing me with the most truly awesome and life fulfilling relationship and close bond with You my most amazing friend. It is such a privilege to know that I am THEOPHILUS= friend of God I exalt You in Your sweet loving name. Amen.

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


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Have Overtaken Me.

HE AND HIS ANGELS ARE THERE

Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights. Psalm 119:143 New King James Version

It ain’t easy being a Christian.

You are going against the tide.

As such you can expect to experience a lot of ridicule, prejustice, and hostility including from your own family.

 

When I was in China many Chinese who became Christians were completely cut off from their families. If they went back home they were ridiculed, ostracized and even suffered violence by their own families. At school and work no one will even talk with them and they are constantly ridiculed. They had truly given up everything for Christ.

 

I wonder how many Christians in the west would suffer like that?

When you become a Christian Satan is not going to celebrate he is going to attack and the closer you get to Christ the more the attacks and the more severe they are. Joseph- Anthony: Green

“Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many desirous of consolation, but few of tribulation. Many love Jesus so long as no adversities befall them.” — Thomas à Kempis

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (God of our peace) for blessing me with Your divine strength, peace and wisdom to withstand the attack that satan throws at me and for the most delightful experience of helping me be an obedient child to the One who loves me with a divine love. I praise You in the name of He who showed me Your most beautiful love Jesus Christ Amen.                                                                                                            

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


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A Wise Man Fears.

FEED THE MIND

A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident Proverbs 14:16 New King James Version

Wisdom comes from knowledge and putting knowledge into practice. Knowledge comes from experience. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

When we experience things like alcohols abuse, drug abuse, abusive relationships the next time we see them coming the wise run.

As well we listen and learn from those who have gone down the path before us.

The mantra of the fool is: I know, I know.” when they do not know anything. And even when they go through the experience they refuse to learn and return to it to their peril.

When disaster occurs they rage at you, at society and or at relatives. Anyone and or anything rather than admit it is their own fault.

Whenever I encounter a fool heading for disaster I try to warn them. If they rage at me that I know nothing and they know everything I just walk away. That is difficult when it is someone you care about but it is useless to try to help them because they insist upon returning to their stupid ways.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who heeds counsel is wise. Proverbs 12:15 New King James Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kael (voice of God) bless me to be wise enough to learn from Your voice that Yu bless me with through both my experience and that of others. I humbly beseech You in the name of the wisest teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                            

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


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How to Care for Each Other.

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Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. 1 Peter 3:8 New King James Version

You can do it so many ways every day.

When you are sitting on the bus or in a coffee shop, at school or work and you see someone who obviously is experiencing some emotional difficulties try to just sit next to them. Open the conversation with your own experience of how grateful you were to have someone to talk with during a difficult time. Then just let them know you are a good listener. If they ask you why you care just explain to them that you feel their pain and want to help them as you were helped.

Then listen more than talk. Ask questions at the right time. Do not be judgmental.

Maybe they need some professional help.

Carry around a list of governmental agencies with their contact information and share it with them. If necessary make the phone call for them or go there with them for support.

I have done it many times with great success.

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” Walt Witman

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God of compassion ) bless me with a compassionate heart for those who You bring into my life that are hurting. Bless me with the wisdom to say the right words and take the right actions to help them. I humbly request this in the name of the one with the greatest compassionate heart Jesus Christ. .Amen

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


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I Will Call and You Will Answer.

FROM THE HEART

Then call, and I will answer; Or let me speak, then You respond to me. Job 13:22 New King James Version

You do not need any roseraries or recited prayers to connect with Jehovah. Matter of a fact He will ignore those prayers. You do not need to pray to dead saints to get Jehovahs ears.

 

You need an honest sincere heart that longs for a loving relationship with Him, to be honest with Him.

 

But if you expect Him to answer your prayers you need to listen to what He is saying or He will ignore your prayers. What is the sense of Him answering your prayers if you ignore His advice?

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts.” A.W. Tozer                                        

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kalel (voice of God) for always being there to listen to me when I desire an honest sinsere conversation with You. Thank you my love for Your comforting and encouraging words. Thank you my love for blessing me with You infinite wisdom to guide my life. I exalt You in the name of He who is always there to listen and answer us Jesus Christ. Amen.                                      

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


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The Beginning of Wisdom.

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever Psalm 111:10 New King James Version

 

Fear in this context means respect.

We are to respect Jesus as the King and we His servants. As servants we are to obey the King.

The way we are to accomplish this is by praying for understanding and reading our Bibles. When the Lord speaks to us through His word we, as servants, are to be obedient. When we are obedient He blesses us with spiritual blessings and understanding in how to live as the Lord directs us to. The most treasured blessing  of course is the blessing of an amazing love relationship with Him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) with blessing me with but a minute amount of Your awesome wisdom which has enriched my life in amazing ways. I praise You in the name of the most incredible teacher of all Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                              

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


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A Life Full of Actions.

ACCEPT HIS CALL INTO HIS LIFETIME SCHOOL AND SERVICE

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26 New International Version

To find fulfillment in life we need to be servants of Christ.

Since following this, my life has been one of fulfillment no matter how tough the times.

Before we go off fool heartedly and do whatever we choose time must be spent in prayer requesting Jehovah show us where He knows it is best suited for our service unto Him.

Otherwise, we will spend a lot of wasted time. It took me three years to learn this.

“True faith produces a life full of actions, not a head full of facts.” Author Unknown

“The stream of spontaneous acts of Godly kindness carries us to the sea of contentment and peace.” Constance Hurst-Howard

Prayer: Thank you Elkohim (God our creator) for blessing me with the opportunity to serve You and the tools to fulfill Your calling in my life. I praise You in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                             

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


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Do All in the Name Of.

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And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17 New King James Version

Every day I pray for the Lord to guide my words and actions that it will bring praise and glory to Him. That is all that counts to me.

Others may ridicule me and chastise me but I do not care, I am secure in knowing hat I am pleasing He whom I love dearly.  And believe me, in todays world there is a lot more chastisement and ridicule than praise.

“How would telling people to be nice to one another get a man crucified? What government would execute Mister Rodgers or Captain Kangaroo?” Philip Yancey

When some praise me I am sure to deflect the praise to Christ.

And you know what?

For every opportunity that arises no matter how big or small when I serve my Master my heart is so filled with blissfulness I cannot but help just close my eyes right there on the spot and joyfully thank Him for the blessing of serving Him by serving others.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God of love) for the numerous opportunities You bless me with throughout the day to serve others in love and so serve You. I praise You for the amazing privilege in the name of my wonderful king Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                            

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


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Who Has a Praying Friend

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Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 New International Version

I have been on both ends of this equation.

There have been numerous times when a brother or sister has requested that I pray for them and my prayers have been answered.

There has been many times when I faced uncertainty and danger. I asked my brothers and sisters to pray for me and their prayers have been answered.

Now to be righteous does not mean we are perfect. It means we dedicated our lives walking in the manner which Christ has instructed us to.

Another important thing to remember is to thank those who are praying for you and to keep them updated. That is the respectful thin to do.

“Rich is the person who has a praying friend.” Janice Hughes

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our healer and rescuer) for blessing me that You have graciously rescued and healed me because of other family members prayers and that You heard and rescued and healed other members in Your holy family that I have prayed for. I exalt You in the name of He who taught us the most beautiful prayer Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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Treat Them Like a Cat.

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A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! Proverbs 26:3 New International Version

 

We have a cat that used to love to wait until we went to bed and then meow all night.

I read were if you ignore them they will stop. They are just trying to get attention. I tried it with limited success.

One night she kept us up until three a.m.

That was the last straw.

That day I put her in her cat carrier. Every time she meowed I would gently slap her on her and say “NO MEOWING!!” It took her forty five minutes to learn that meowing is rewarded with punishment and she stopped. Needless to say she did not like that at all. Now every night that she begins to meow alls I have to say is NO MEOWING! once and she stops and does not do it anymore during the night.

So too it is with instigators.

We can just ignore them and sometimes they will grow bored because they do not have a victim to torment but there are times when we have to be graceful, wise and firm with them and give them the same treatment as the cat. We cannot physically swat them but with Jehovahs guidance our words sting much worse.

I now use this to great effect and it has prevented many useless arguments and stings from the sick ones that love to start fights to satisfy their perverted pleasure. They quickly learn to avoid me and look for other victims.

That does not mean they will not wait until they think your guard is down and then try to attack again.

Let them try and they will fail.

You know why?

Because they are not dealing with flesh and blood (you), they are battling Spirit (The Holy Spirit) and who do you think is going to win that battle?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for blessing me with the wisdom, grace and meekness to use words as a weapon to defend myself against the fools who arrogantly think they are so smart and love to cause disputes to satisfy their perverted pleasure. I thank you in the name of He who put the Pharisees in their place Jesus Christ. Amen.

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