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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

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Why Did You Say It?

 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life and his words of wisdom are a source of blessing, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence and evil. Proverbs 10:11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

It may be the truth but why did you say it?

I have heard many spiteful folks say mean and cruel things to someone out of a sadistic pleasure to intentionally hurt them. In their defence to prevent retribution they say: “ Well it is the truth you know.” These pitiful creatures are not so mature as to take criticism whether lovingly or hatefully aimed at them.

Before you say something critical towards anyone remember: Why am I saying it?

Is it out of spite or is it to correct an error in their lives.

Is this the right place and time? I find a quiet place one on one is the best place for this discussion.

Am I qualified to speak on the subject? For example how can a single soul give council to a married one?

And finally, the most important aspect: will it bring glory to Christ? Will your Christian behavior drive people to Christ or away from Him?

“Truth is not a virtue unless it is given with love!” — Pete Welsh

Prayer: Please Jehovah Heseh (God is love) always guide my words to be those of love and virtue not hate and mean spiritedness so that they may bring healing, wisdom and strength to those that hear them. May my words emulate You my love. I humbly request this in the name of He who always spoke words of love Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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You are Not To.

 You will be like God, knowing [the difference between] good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Holy Bible Amplified Version

You are not to behave like Jehovah and believe that you have the power to influence anybody to do your will.

Rather you are to exhibit (by Jehovahs grace) a Christ like character unto everyone (especially your family) and allow the Holy Spirit to transform them.

Now He may transform them into something you disagree with but you must be obedient unto His choice.

So say you desire for your child to grow up to be a teacher and Jehovah desires them to be a horticulturist, you must not hinder the Holy Spirit but must encourage your child to follow the path Jehovah has chosen for them to live.

Believe me, when I was a child and a teen everybody in my family had their own ideas of what profession they wanted me to follow. This only left me feeling confused and frustrated, especially since nobody listened to me).

Nobody in the family imagined in their wildest dreams what paths Jehovah has led me down (after I surrendered my will to His Divine will and guidance).

In following His predestined path for me we (the Holy Spirit and me working together as a team) have done amazing things which were beyond everybody’s imagination.

We are to live the example of a Christ centered life unto others and step back and allow the Holy Spirit to do the rest. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Christ Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) bless me with a humble heart that follows Your example to be humble and meek so as to encourage others to come unto You and prevent me from being arrogant and rude so as to drive others away from You. I meekly request this in Your loving name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass 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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We need to be an Aaron and Hur.

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 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.  When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.  So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:10-13 Holy Bible, New International Version

We need to help each other as did Aaron and Hur. How many new born Christians walk away from Christ because when they encounter trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares the so called mature Christians not only refuse to help them but stand there and shake their heads and tisk, tisk the babes. How many pastors have walked away because no one was there for them to talk about their problems with?

How can we claim we have the warmth of the love of Christ in our hearts when they are cold to others suffering? Joseph- Anthony: Green

If you turn your back on a brother or sister encountering trials or tribulations, sorrows or snares why do you believe Jehovah will not turn His back on you when the same thing occurs to you. We need to be like Moses and accept help.

To refuse to accept help is because of pride and pride has no place in a Christians heart or life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Leaders are human too. You do not have all the answers; you cannot handle all the problems in your congregation or personal life alone. No one has that big of shoulders. That goes not just for leaders but for all of us.

The wise listens to wise Christian advice. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) to always emulate You to be a helper to those in need just as You have always helped me in my time of need. I humble request this in the name of He who always helped others during His earthly walk Jesus Christ. 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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Open His Eyes

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And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” 2 Kings 6:17 Holy Bible, New International Version

What do you believe is the best method of bringing others into Jehovahs family?

Do you think it is with self help groups, do you think it is with Bible study groups, do you think it is by bringing them to church or a Christian concert?

From personal experience I have found that praying that the Holy Spirit blesses them by opening their eyes to the truth about the trinity and accepting them into their lives is the most effective way.

Yes we need to share the Gospel but before we do that we need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open their eyes to the Truth. The same can be said in every other aspect of life.

We need to pray for the Holy Spirit to open our loved ones eyes to the career Jehovah desires for them to follow, the right spouse (if any. Yes Jehovah has planned for some of us to remain unmarried so please stop hassling us about it), how to resolve a dispute, how to be a good Christian parent and any and all other aspect of of daily living. And of course, once their eyes have been opened we must pray they have the resolve to be obedient children of Jehovah had follow His advice.

It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him.– Hannah Whitall Smith

This is not to be a one day prayer but a continual one that is prayed for every day until the prayer is answered. When the prayer is answered please remember to be respectful and thank Jehovah for the blessing of answering your prayer.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your divine help in opening the eyes of those who are receptive unto accepting You into their lives and helping them to become Your holy children. I praise You in the name of He who opened the blind mans eyes Jesus Christ. Amen.

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