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Lest It Be a Snare.

SOFT RAPIDS THROUGH QUIET FOREST

Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. Exodus 34: 12 New King James Version                                                                                        

And they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice, and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods. Exodus 34: 15 New King James Version                                                                                   

covenant: a formal and serious agreement or promise Merriam-Webster Dictionary.     

This is why it is impossible for Christians to marry non-Christians or to have non-Christians as friends.                                                                 

Beware; if you are foolish enough to marry a non-Christian believing your love will change them you are in for a painful surprise. Not only will they not change but chances are they will drag you away from Christ. Statistics say your marriage will end up in divorce.                                      

What will that do to any children that are born before the divorce?

Dance with the devil and you will get burned on his dance floor. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                                                  

If you choose to hang out with non-Christians soon you will stop praying, stop reading your Bible and will be carried away into destructive habits which will eventually destroy both your life and your relationship with Christ.                                                                                                           

Been there one that. Thankfully Jesus never gave up on me and I was blessed with Him taking me to another country to get away from the bad influence. Yes it can be that serious.                                                                               

I am not saying all non-Christians are bad but the fact that they do not live a Christian life will drag you away from Christ.                                           

So say instead of going to a Bible study they convince you to join their baseball team. Now the baseball team is not bad but if it drags you away from Christ, that is bad. 

                                                                             

Prayer: Please Jehovah-‘Ori (The Lord my Light) guide me to good Christian fellowship and away from those who walk in darkness lest I fall away from You my Beloved. Please bless me to be a light unto those walking in darkness to bring them into Your holy light. I humbly request this in the name of He who is the light of the world Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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That I May Not Cause Pain!

Christ, WILL LEAD

“That Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 New King James Version                                                      

Think of a loving father that guides his child in how to have mature respectful relationships. That is a good father.

 

How much more supreme is Jehovah our Heavenly Father?

When we submit to His divine wisdom He guides our thoughts away from evil and towards love and good.

 

When someone does us wrong our first instinct is revenge. This is a never ending circle of destruction of I get you back, then you get me back even worse. Each time it escalates.

 

When, instead we pray to our loving Father to take our hand and guide us in the righteous way to handle the matter not only does it prevent a lot of hardship and trouble but it also glorifies Him.

Then there is the unknown.

Perhaps someone did us wrong unintentionally but we take it personally and want revenge. An innocent individual gets hurt. As well, we as ambassadors of Christ blacken His holy name.

 

This has happened to me on a few occasions and I felt like a fool towards the one I offended and all those present. As well I was deeply ashamed towards my loving Father in Heaven. When the truth came to light I humbly approached them and deeply, sincerely apologized.

We are ambassadors for Christ unto the world. Let our words and actions be done accordingly to bring Him glory not shame. Joseph- Anthony: Green

If we pray for Jehovahs hand to guide us through the situation and are obedient unto His guidance we not only prevent unnecessary harm but bring glory unto Him. Because of this we may be the catalyst to brining lost souls into Jehovahs holy family by our actions.

When we pray for revenge Jehovah is silent. When we pray for wisdom to deal with the situation righteously He abundantly blesses us with holy wisdom. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-‘Immeku (The Lord Is With You) daily take my hand and guide me words and actions that they bring praise and glory unto You and bring the little lost sheep unto You. I humbly request this in the name of he who led His disciples into becoming wise, meek, humble and gracious unto all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Put Them on the Shoulders.

A CUTE LITTLE SNOWBALL

He made the ephod of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen.  And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and the fine linen, intoartistic designs. They made shoulder straps for it to couple it together; it was coupled together at its two edges. And the intricately woven band of his ephod that was on it was of the same workmanship, woven of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and of fine woven linen, as the Lord had commanded Moses.   And they set onyx stones, enclosed in settings of gold; they were engraved, as signets are engraved, with the names of the sons of Israel. He put them on the shoulders of the ephod as memorial stones for the sons of Israel, as the Lord had commanded Moses. Exodus 39:2-7 New King James Version                                                                       

The shoulder pads for the high priest was a symbol of our high priest Jesus Christ.

 

The jewels in the shoulder pads were precious jewels.

We are precious jewels to Jesus.

The names of the twelve tribes of Israel were engraved upon the stones. Our names are precious and are engraved upon Jesus’ heart. Just as the priest was to carry these upon his shoulders so too does our precious Priest carry us upon His shoulders like a good Sheppard. When the sheep go astray the good Sheppard carries them back to the flock.

When the load of life is too heavy to carry and you believe it is impossible to continue on one more step, give it all to Jesus. If He was strong enough to carry the cross for you, He is more than strong enough to carry your cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Many times in my life it was only when I surrendered it all to Jesus that the troubles slowly were resolved. I believe it was slowly because that allowed me time to digest just what an awesome, loving, caring, strong and wise Savior we have in Jesus. Jesus is not just our Saviour in Gods grace but also in our daily lives.

It is in our weakness that Jesus is strong.   Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ  Rohi (Jesus is my Shepherd) for blessing me with having my name engraved upon Your strong shoulders to carry me back to Your Holy flock when I go astray. I exalt You in You strong and gentle name. Amen.

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

 


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The Two Different Ones.

I believe there are two different types of forgiveness.

One is for yourself, the other is in relationships.

The one is for yourself.

And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:11 New King James Version

If someone does you wrong, you are to forgive them for yourself.

If you do not forgive them you will become angry, bitter and full of self pity. That causes all kinds of physical and spiritual sickness. And, worst of all, if you refuse to repent it will badly affect your relationship with Jehovah. You will end up all alone and bitter. Each day will seem like a living Hell. I have seen a lot of that in seniors homes and i n the lives of many I knew as a child that are now adults.

 

The other is relationship.

Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.  But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.’ And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. Matthew 18:15-17 New King James Version                                  

Now in the time that Jesus said that Jews were forbidden from having anything to do with a heathen or tax collector.                                                            

If someone is abusive to you are refuses to repent (repent means to admit what you did, admit it was wrong, to say you are sorry, and to stop committing the abuse. Many times that will mean going in for Christian counselling) do not continue in the relationship. If a spouse gets drunk and beats up the other spouse (and yes, women do it to men almost as much as men do it to women) and refuses to stop do you really believe Jesus wants you at continue on in that relationship? Not the Jesus I know and love.

The reason you take two or more witnesses is so the offender cannot say you did not try to reconcile with them or that it never happened (I have personally experienced a lot of that one).

 

Now many of us do not attend churches but we can go to Christian councilors and if available in your area go to group sessions. If the offender refuses it is because they know they are wrong but the relationship is not important enough for them to reconcile. If it is not important enough for them then why should it be important to you?

 

May I suggest, if you live in North America, to look up Focus on the Family for help and online resources.   RBC.org (go to topics and you will find many exhalent booklets to help you) as is acts.org.

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me with discernment to know when and how to forgive others as You do. I humbly request this in the name of our Supreme Judge Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Heal My Heart

REAP WHAT YOU SOW

Not only are they unrepentant.

We need to look at both sides of the coin.

It is their own fault.

I just read an article about how many old people are living very lonely lives and die alone. The comments were very condemning towards their children.

I would like to give the flip side of the coin.

How many parents were abusive to their children? When the children become adults they try to get the parents to apologize. The parents refuse with the old “I don’t remember, that was so long ago, you have to get over it, and or you have to forgive.” Not only are they unrepentant but if the children try to take them in to live with them in their old age alls they do is cause trouble.

How many adults need to go into therapy because of the abuse their parents did to them?

I once read an article that said seventy percent of adults had issues with their parents and the issue was the parents being unrepentant of the abuse they did to them when they were children.

When I was a volunteer in an old folks home I used to see some residents sit there and do nothing but cry all day long because they were lonely. When their children would come to visit them (which was rarely) I would politely scold them and ask them to visit more often. You would see a lot of anger in their eyes as they would always say the same thing “You don’t know what they did to me as a child.” When I would try to befriend the old people they were very demanding and yes abusive (like throwing food at me just because they couldn’t have their own way). Their loneliness was self inflicting.

I know of this in marriages, between siblings and between the good time friends (the ones that use you and abuse you and when they can’t get anymore from you they throw you away like yesterdays garbage). It is so sad to see the innocent suffer.

It is so sad but we need to look at both sides of the coin.

Are you an adult that was abused by your parents but they refuse to apologize for it? Don’t feel guilty because your parents are all alone in an old folks home. It is their own fault.

Are you being abusive with your children and or other people? Are you a troll on websites like this that like to make mean and cruel remarks? Be careful, you will regret it in your old age.

As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it. Job 4:8 New International Version

Prayer: Please Jehovah Ropheka (God our healer) heal the broken relationships in my life and heal my heart from the hurt caused by unrepentant and abusive people. I achingly ask this in the name of the greatest healer Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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There is No Two Ways About It.

EXAMINE YOURSELF

 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorcé.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Matthew 5:31-32

 

Some churches teach that if you get divorced for good reason it is okay to get remarried.

 

That is   scripturally wrong.

 

The Bible explicitly says that, that this wrong. There is no two ways about it. It does not matter if it is a man or woman.

 

When you get divorced the only time it is acceptable to remarry is if the other spouse dies (please do not go out and try to kill them just to get remarried because then you commit an even worse sin).

 

So what are you to do now if you have remarried?

 

You will have to ask Jesus about that but for those of you considering remarriage consider the seriousness of what Jesus says you are doing first.

 

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (Jesus my friend) guide those who are considering divorcing to righteous councilors to guide them to make amends and become friends again and to guide those who are considering marriage to councilors to prevent them form making a terrible mistake that will affect them for the rest of their lives.

 

 

I sincerely ask this in the name of the greatest councilor Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

NOTE: IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP GET INTO CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING AND GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION FAST. YOU NEED CHRISTIAN COUNCILLING TO PREVENT YOU FROM MAKING THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN.

 

I am not a professional councilor, I only speak from personal experience and what I have witnessed too many times in relationships.

 

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


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The LORD God Said.

CHOICES

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18 New King James Version

I have had many people inform me that being single is a sin. It says in the Bible that man was made to be married quoting from the Book of Genesis.

What it really says it that it is not good for man to be alone. Do not forget that Adam was the only human at that time. So, naturally, as animals had their own species to gather with so too did man require another human. That is why you see that God made a helper comparable to him.

If you are in service to Jehovah many times it is a disadvantage to be married.

In my service to the Lord He has taken me all over the world. If you have a family it is best to stay in one place. If you are married you will be concerned about the welfare of your family which will take you away from total service to the Lord. Many times in my service to the Lord I was sleeping in a tent. That is not a good place to try to raise a family.

I believe that everyone inherently desires to have a spouse, a family and a home. For some of that is not possible in our service to the Lord.  Yes it hurts when we see married couple and those with families. Yes we desire to have that but that is not what Jehovah has planned for us.  Yes we face a lot of nagging from our families (my family nagged me until I was in my fifties).  So those of you who have chosen to remain single to serve the Lord, do not think you are a freak or a failure to your family.

Take strength and comfort in knowing that in Heaven you will be a part of a Divine family.

Another point is that I feel closer to my Christian family than I do to my biological family and have met many Christians who echo that sentiment. To me they truly are my brothers and sisters and we are very close.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Shaddai (our God who is sufficient for our needs) for blessing me with Your comfort and strength to endure the scorn of others for obeying Your call for me to remain single in order to follow Your in my life. Thank you for providing brothers and sisters who are of great comfort and encouragement to me. I praise You in the name of Your son who must have experienced tremendous pressure to marry in His culture in the time He walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Why Would We Need?

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“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version                                                                                                          

In the world today we need laws to protect ourselves but what does Paul mean when he states there is no law?                                                                                                     

In most of the western world we have what is called “common law (even though many governments deny it) This law states that we are to do to others what we would like others to do to us. This is civil law. We are not to do to others what we would not want anyone to do to us. That is criminal law.                                                                       

When we understand what Paul is saying here he is  stating Gods Law (or also called Common Law).                                                                                                       

If we have love for others how can we cheat them or abuse them?                                    

Why would we need prisons? If we live in peace with our neighbours (as much as it is possible with us) why would we need armies?                                                                    

If we are kind to each other why would we need welfare or social services?                         

If we have goodness why would we need why would we need agencies to help the needy?                                                                                                                             

If we are faithful to Jehovah, to our vows we take with marriage and contract work why would we need divorce court or law suits?                                                                            

If we are gentle with each other why would we need abuse councilors?                                 

If we have self control why would we need substance abuse services?                                

When souls see you do they see a great example of Gods Law in action?                                    

As well when we fulfill these attributes in our lives why would we need to obey any rules and regulations of any church to try to earn our way into Jehovahs good favour?

 Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God the creator) please create in me a heart and mind that is obedient unto Your divine law. May my words and actions give glory and honour to You and to bring the lost sheep to You. I submissively request this in the name of He who emulated Your holy law with His every breath Jesus Christ. Amen.                                 

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