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In Their Blind Conceit

Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are.” Psalm 36:1-2 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Conceit is described in the dictionary as: an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one’s situation or achievements

I have met so many that are so full of themselves that it is painful to be around them for more that two minutes. They think the whole world revolves around them. They cannot say a sentence without glorifying themselves. They are the epitome of arrogance.

Of course they only live for themselves.

They lie, steal, cheat and do anything to glorify themselves and bring luxury to themselves.

This is their downfall because they are very lonely (who wants to be around a braggart?).

They are susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Because they drool at being with the in crowd they fall for the lies that drug and alcohol abuse is fun. Using drugs and alcohol brings short term pleasure that leads to a life time of hell. Yeah it is fun to start with but becomes addictive and you become its slave. It is a cruel master.

I have done volunteer work with addicts and the same story is repeated with every one of them. It started out as fun with their buddies but soon became addictive. In the end, it destroyed their lives. I have met many that were successful by the worlds standards (doctors, lawyers and such) that had their lives destroyed by alcohol and drugs and were homeless.

We are all one step from the gutter, that is why we need Christ to guide our steps away from it. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Sin has a diminishing factor to it. It always gives it’s best in the beginning. It never gets better after that … it only gets worse.” — Mark Aulson

Prayer: Please Jehovah Hoshe’ah – ( The Lord Saves ) save me from the deceptive snares of addictions that destroy the body, mind and spirit. I humbly request this in the name of He who is the strongest defense against these whiles Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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There Were Times

 “Without any doubt the Lord is in this place, and I did not realize it.” Genesis 28:16 Holy Bible Amplified Version

You may be surprised at the number of times Jehovah was present and you were not even aware of it.

There were time when I was a baby Christian I used to love being alone in nature whether it be by a gentle stream, on the beach at the ocean, walking through the forest or in the desert. At these times when I would sit and drink in plentiful amounts of the stunning beauty a feeling of peace and love would envelope me. I naively believe it was because of being in nature. Upon reflecting back on it the realization came that that blessing was because God was there with me.

There were times when an overwhelming nagging feeling told me to take a different route to work or school. It felt as if an invisible force was guiding the route taken. Then upon arriving or later in the day there would be news of a catastrophe that occurred on that route. A sense that if I could have taken that route I would have been one of the casualties.

There were times of great sadness and or depression when a feeling of calm, peace and love would envelope me like a warm comforting blanket on a cold day. Upon reflection I realize the Holy Spirit was there supporting, encouraging, strengthening and loving me.

Today, take time to reflect back on your life and see how many times Jehovah was there with you and you did not even know it. It brings a new sense of awe, respect, love and admiration to our Beloved and draws us ever closer unto Him.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah ‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) for blessing me with Your Divine presence in my life. It is the greatest honour of all and has guided me on the proper walk in every aspect of my life. I exalt You in the name of He who walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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I Did So.

 

Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Whenever I share with folks the fact that Jehovah has spoken with me they believe me to be insane.

Yet, I did so. I heard it as clear as if He was standing physically beside me. His voice is not loud or harsh. It is soft, comforting and reassuring while being strong.

One day when I was planting trees in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia Canada I took a break and enjoy the fantastic scenery (most of those islands are uninhabited and the animals have never seen a human before) a soft voice to my left whispered: “This is but a taste of Heaven.” I laughed and replied: “ Yeah I will bet it……” as I turned a around to see no one there. Yet that voice was as clear as if you were standing beside me now and saying it to me.

This is but one of many examples of hearing an unseen voice. At first it terrified me but upon reading this verse understood Who the voice was. It has guided me away from disasters, guided me to folks that needed help and other numerous occasions.

Do not think that the Bible is just stories or that that happened back then and does not occur today. When you walk with Christ and are close to Him in a loving relationship you too hear that soft gentle invisible voice from time to time. Obey it and amazing things will happen.

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

Now you are not to listen to just every voice because satan and his minions can do that as well. You are to test the spirits.

For me I call out to my Abba in Heaven to protect me from the deceiving spirits but if the voice continues I shall obey because I trust Him to protect me when in doubt.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with the privilege of listening to Your gentle loving voice and for the wonderful honor of talking with You through out the day every day. I thank you in the name of the sweetest voice of all Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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The Mark of a Saint

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Holy Bible Amplified Version

A saint is someone who has set himself away from the world and set their lifestyle to living the Christian life. That is what concentrate means we are dedicated to a sacred purpose and that purpose is to serve Christ in our daily lives.

It need not be big things because every act of service unto the Lord is special unto Him not matter how big or small.

When we request Jehovah to guide our words and actions He will always lead us unto service towards Him by serving others. And that is the important thing.

Do not go off half cocked and think you can serve Him however you chose because then you are not serving Him but serving yourself saying : “Look at me Lord aren’t I a good child?”

Indeed many souls have done this not to bring the lost to Christ but rather to being them to their church.

Where as, following His leading is saying: “Because I love You I shall go where You ask me to go and do what You want me to do.” That does not mean we have halos or are perfect.

Indeed it is quite humorous when I inform folks that I am a saint.

The first thing they say to me is:”Where is your halo?”

“The mark of a saint is not perfection, but consecration . A saint is not a man without faults, but a man who has given himself without reserve to God.” W. T. Richardson

Prayer:Please Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) bless me with helping to help others where You want me to go and to do what You desire for me to do. I humbly request this in the name of Your most obedient son who went all the way to the cross on Your desire Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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He has predicted

 

But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. John 16:13 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The Holy Spirit is better than a crystal ball. He will accurately predict your future.

He has mine.

He predicted that when I become an obedient servant of Christs I shall never be homeless, hungry or wearing rags. In the twenty years in serving Christ this prediction has always rung true.

He predicted that when my weakness were surrendered unto His purification He would mould me into a new beautiful creation and He has accomplished a more incredible make over of me spiritually than any body chop shop could begin to accomplish. The chop shops ( those that do physical surgery to try to make you look younger).

He has predicted He will walk with me through the trials and tribulations that come my way and I never would have made it without Him there.

He has predicted He will steer me away from the traps laid by wicked ones and they shall fall into their own traps. This has come true 100 % of the time.

He has predicted there is a special Heavenly home awaiting me with my best friend ( Jesus Christ) there to greet me with open arms. All of His previous predictions have come true, I believe I can trust Him with that one too.

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your wonderful help through all of my trials and tribulations, victories and successes, sorrows and joy, snares and the provisional of escape from them. Thank you for blessing me with Your amazing wisdom and knowledge. Thank you that through all of this You are ultimately guiding me to a Heavenly home. I praise You in the name of the greatest mentor of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Stay focused

 

When daybreak came, Jesus left [Simon Peter’s house] and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for Him, and [they] came to Him and tried to keep Him from leaving them. But He said, “I must preach [the good news of] the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:42-44 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Many times in while serving our purpose to our Heavenly King things or folks will try (some unintentionally, some intentionally) to distract us from our service. They will entice us with material things like money, sex or power.

Do not heed them, these things are temporary and will be taken from you in the blink of an eye.

Every major task Jehovah has ordained me to be in service unto Him was met with a lot of distractions from others (sometimes it was the devil working through them, sometimes it was well meaning from them but they did not understand the calling and sometimes they were just jealous and spiteful and wanted me to fail) We are to stay focused.

The only way to accomplish this is to stay in continual communion with the Holy Spirit who will bless you with insight into the foolish distraction, the power to resist it and the way to escape it.

Many times it was extremely difficult to resist the temptation laid out before me and it was only by the power of the Holy Spirit that disaster was averted.

Many times what was laid out before me that looked like sweet cherries was actually bitter and sour lemons. I did not know that and would have fallen for the trap if not for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The only way to avoid satans trap is to stay on the road Jehovah requests that you walk upon. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Christ Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) for blessing me with guiding this gullible sheep away from the wicked ones traps to deter me from service unto my cherished King and thank you for providing Divine guidance unto the paths of service unto You that You have ordained me to serve unto You. I praise You in You magnificent name. Amen

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


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I Lose but I Win

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord Isaiah 1:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Every time I have gotten into debate with Jehovah I lose but I win.

I debate with Him my wants, many times even using Bible scripture to back up my point of view. He gently but persistently uses different Bible scriptures to see things in a completely different way.

I lose my fleshly desires but win in obediently surrendering unto His will which is the best for me.

As well I am blessed with new insight into my Beloved and a new way of looking at things.

The reward for this is bringing me into a deeper loving relationship with my Heavenly Beloved.

As well He shows me the rewards for being obedient both spiritually and materially that far surpass my fleshly desires. To the world this is foolishness, stupid and down right insane. To those of us who walk close with Christ it makes perfect sense.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with being so patient with me when I am stubborn and slow to grasp what You are trying to teach me. Thank You that when I submit unto Your wise guidance it is always for my best. I praise You in the name of the wisest Teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

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