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It Took Years.

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 When I am afraid, I will put my trust and faith in You. Psalm 56:3 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

It took years for my faith in Jehovah to become rock solid.

There were occasions when my faith waivered and I did not trust in Jehovah. In deep shame I cried out for His Divine forgiveness which He graciously granted.

At each step of the way He would place me in a situation which required more faith.

Sometimes I was faithful in believing in His guidance and deliverance, sometimes I failed.

Each time He was slowly, painfully cementing my faith in Him.

It is in the hard times that our faith grows the strongest. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Now, my faith is strong but I must not take it for granted because we are all weak. That is why we must ask the Holy Spirit to continually strengthen our faith.

Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Chatsahi (The Lord is my Strength) for blessing me with Your patience, wisdom and strength on my journey of increasing my faith and obedience unto You. Thank you that when my faith is weak, You come and encourage me to become stronger. Thank you that You will continue to strengthen my faith in You all the way to our Heavenly home. I extol You in the name of He who has the strongest faith in You Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Question is, Who Listens?

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 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.


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 One of the advantages of getting old is seeing the hand of Jehovah in others lives during the course of a few decades.

If then, you act with hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times in accordance with your sins.” Leviticus 26:21 Amplified Bible

I have witnessed many of the proud and arrogant laugh as they foolishly believe they can live their lives as they see fit and are cruel and dishonest with their neighbours. Through the course of time their mental, physical and spiritual health deteriorates until they are living a daily life of living hell all alone. They are angry and bitter. The strange thing is that they know if they repent at least they will have mental and spiritual health but because they are arrogant they refuse, even unto death. At the moment of death they are alone and terrorized knowing that they are doomed to be cast into eternal Hell where they belong. There is a deep sense of doom and gloom in the room and you cannot wait to get out of there. It is a very sad and pitiful site to see no matter how bad they were to you.

“Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the [steadfast] lovingkindness which He swore to your fathers. He will love you and bless you. Deuteronomy 7:12-13 Amplified Bible

I have witnessed those that love Jehovah and are obedient unto Him. They are kind, loving, joyous and generous. They age gracefully and are surrounded with a swarm of others to constantly help them when they need help in their old age. They are enveloped with an aura of peace, love, joy and gentleness. You cannot help but love to be around them and help them. When it is time for them to pass on to the other side they are surrounded by loved ones. There is a peace in the room when they pass on. You cannot help but cry with joy at the honour of being their friend and look forward to being with them in Heaven.

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance.” C. S. Lewis

Prayer: Thank you my Beloved Jehovah-‘Ori (the Lord is my Light) for blessing me with Your divine guidance to walk in Your Heavenly light. Thank you that the fruit of this light is love, joy and peace and with the numerous opportunities to share this light with others in a cold, cruel dark world. I praise you in the name of the Prince of Light Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Pleasing to God.

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 Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:15-16 Amplified Bible

Have you ever held the door open for someone and they do not say thank you (indeed, I have had many women become down right nasty about it) and you feel hurt by it?

Do not feel hurt by it, take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

Do not seek to please man (or woman) for it can lead to disappointment, rather seek to please Jehovah. He always appreciates it. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Have you ever helped someone that is having difficulty on a project and when it is completed they take all the credit for it, not even acknowledging your contribution? You feel used and abused.

Do not feel angry or hurt take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

Have you ever worked hard to make a great meal for your family and they do not even say thank you for the effort and time you put into it?

Do not feel angry or hurt take comfort that Jehovah sees your act of goodness and is well pleased by it.

The list goes on.

Learning to do things to please Jehovah and not just to be kind and considerate to others comforts and encourages me all the time because I know it is appreciated to the one I love the most. That is why I enjoy doing good for others even when it is not appreciated.

No matter how big or small the good you do here on earth, they are all great in Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God is love) for blessing me with an amazing loving relationship with You. Thank you for the most awesome teacher  (the Holy Spirit) who has mentored me into emulating Your love unto others. Just knowing my words and actions are pleasing to You my cherished love is all the reward I need. I exalt You in the name of He who pleased You the most by shedding His precious blood for my entrance fee into Your holy family Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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There is No Other

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“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22 Holy Bible, New International Version

I can understand the muslims, buddhists and other cults believing they can obtain entrance to Heaven following their doctrines but what saddens me is the misguided Christians that teach that as long as you are a good man or woman you will be granted entrance into Heaven. Joseph- Anthony: Green

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying we all follow one God and there is no difference between their cult and Christianity. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying if we are good we will be granted citizenship in Heaven. Nothing could be further from the truth.

It is really disheartening when I hear so called Christians saying I am arrogant and not a true Christian and teach intolerance when I speak the truth and inform others that the only way into Heaven is through the sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. I am glad that Jesus is there to comfort and strengthen me when there is so much hatred towards the truth and those who live by it.

It is very encouraging when I hear the Holy Spirit say: “Well done child of Jehovah, keep it up.”

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for the ultimate gift of love to all by shedding Your holy precious blood so thast we may obtain adoption into Your Heavenly home by Your death and resurrection. Please open the eyes of the blind to this truth before they discover on their way to Hell You are the only way to Heaven. In Your kingship saving name I pray. Amen.

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


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That is the Greatest Reward.

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 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 Holy Bible, New International Version

Who are you trying to please: Jehovah or man?

Speaking from personal experience it drove me nuts when I was a teenager. It seemed as if every family member had thier own plans for my life. It was impossible to please everybody.

When I began my walk with Christ there was zero support from the family. Indeed many of them laughed and told me how I was going to fall flat on my face.

Do you notice the I would not be a servant of Christ part of this these paragraphs?

Yes, Jesus is our Savior but He is also our King. If He is our King them we are His servants. Most of the things Christ has asked me to do (neither Jehovah, Jesus nor the Holy Spirit demand anything of us. They are respectful and always ask.

Do you not believe that is a good idea for us to follow, do not demand but rather ask.

Now if we refuse there are serious consequences that we bring on ourselves.So, just as you ask a child to clean their room and the consequences will be an allowance and if they refuse there will be no allowance so too if Christ asks us to do something there will be a reward but if we refuse we miss out on a blessing) was impossible for me to do on my own.Having the Holy Spirit help me by teaching to pray, have faith and take action blessed me with a bond that grew stronger over time with the Trinity that was and is filled with love, respect and adoration.

God delights to meet the faith of one who looks up to Him and says,“Lord, You know that I cannot do this—but I believe that You can!” –Amy Carmichael That is the greatest reward. It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. Hannah Whitall Smith

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Hamelech (Lord King)for blessing me with Your patience and perseverance in molding me into being Your faithful servant. It is the best thing I have done in my life.I exalt You in Your majestic name. Amen.

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


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The Father Seeks.

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 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. John 4:23 Holy Bible, New International Version

Do you wonder why Jehovah comes to one man or woman while rejecting another?

Could it be because the Father seeks those who worship Him in spirit and not of the flesh?

In the spirit means we desire an obedient loving relationship with Him.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 Holy Bible, New International Version

In the flesh means we give Him lip service. That means we donate our finances and or time with ulterior motives. The motives are to please Him so we do not suffer His anger. It is done as a bargaining chip to gain an entrance into Heaven or to receive material blessings here on earth. Having been on both sides of the coin I can say with complete confidence that the spiritual relationship far exceeds the material one.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Pryyand (God is my friend) for blessing me with being the most amazing loving friend the could ever be. I extol Thee in the name of my other best friend Jesus Christ. Amen.

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