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The Best In Crowd There Is

 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Holy Bible, New Living Translation

Being a recent ex smoker it seems as if temptation comes numerous times a day every day. They are ever so subtle but annoying. By Gods grace Bible verses that are memorized are recited and the temptation vanishes.

That is easy but then there is the group tempters. This is when you are tempted to do something wrong just to fit in with the “in crowd”. Trust me, after seeing the “in crowd’ forty years later it is best to avoid these losers at all cost.

That is why it is best to be with the best in crowd there is, the Christian in crowd.

To the world we look like geeks but then again we do not suffer from overdoses or getting shot at or sexual diseases. Sounds like a fun crowd huh?

Then there is the employment climber. That is where a employer tries to get you to do something unethical. Trust me I have seen what happens when the gig is up the one at the bottom of the ladder is usually the one taking the fall. It is not worth it.

The devil will always tempt you but stand firm in Christ by reading the Bible and memorizing victory verses. Have continual communion with Jehovah, Jesus and the Holy Spirit so that you are sensitive to their voice. Have a few close brothers and sisters that will be there to encourage you and support you .

“Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with integrity so as to be sanctified unto Your Holy manner in which to conduct myself. Doing this prevents much trouble in my life and enables me to be a child whose actions please You. I exalt You in the name of He whose actions shine brightly thousands of years later, Jesus Christ. Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Using these Effective Christian Weapons

 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life. Proverbs 21:21 New Living Translation

There was a comical saying in the seventies that said the devil made me do it, in reference to why we do bad things.

That is a lie.

The devil tempts us but it is in our own free will that knowingly, willingly commit the sin.

When temptation comes our way we should use the Christian weapons Jehovah supplies us with for victory.

Number one on the list is common sense. The number one rule is that if you are single, or married never be alone with anyone of the opposite sex (unless they are your husband or wife). You can be alone in the library or in a restaurant but never in a place where there is no one else there.

Number two is if Jesus would not be there neither should you be. So if your buddies are doing drugs or going to the bar to pick up babes (or hunks if they are women) do you think Jesus would join them for that activity?

Number three is to memorize victory verses so when the devil temps you like he did Jesus in the wilderness we, like Jesus use Bible verses to defeat our opponent. And yes that is very effective from personal experience.

Number four is to have a close relationship with Jehovah so that when the temptation is too strong for you, your first defence will be to call upon our mighty Heavenly Daddy who will come to our rescue. Again speaking from personal experience this is very effective. Using these effective Christian weapons will bring life to us that is close to our Heavenly Father and oh what a marvellous life that is.

“Only he who flings himself upward when the pull comes to drag him down, can hope to break the force of temptation. Temptation may be an invitation to hell, but much more is it an opportunity to reach heaven. At the moment of temptation, sin and righteousness are both very near the Christian; but, of the two, the latter is the nearer.” — Charles H. Brent

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chereb (Lord the is my Sword) for blessing me with the ultimate weapon to defeat satan and his minions with that is always victorious. I exalt You in the name of the unbeatable warrior King Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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For All I Have not Seen.

                                                  

Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. Proverbs 3:5 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Have you ever laid out under the sky at night and looked at the stars? Have you ever tried to count them? When a child it was a summer ritual with us country kids. It is impossible for us to imagine nor understand how He did it. We feel very small and insignificant but then Jehovah speaks to us and says :”Yes I made all these stars and am awesome but my love for you is even larger than these galaxies.” How can you not trust a God like that?

Have you ever smelled and caressed a flower in the early morning dew? Its whole essence fills you with a sensation equal with being mildly intoxicated. We are in awe at His amazing creation and cannot imagine nor understand how He knew to make such beautiful creations. Have you ever wondered how a God like that cannot have such a loving heart for His cherished children? How can you not love a God like that with your life?

Have you ever watched a sunrise and or sunset over a body of water like the ocean and been completely memorized by it with time standing still. Have you ever wondered how Jehovah can set the sun at just the right angle to create such and intently amazing scene? It is beyond our knowledge or imagination how He did it. How can you not trust a God like that with your life?

When I was a tree planter in the mountains in Canada every year the atheist kids from the city would laugh at me for worshiping a make believe God. Then one day when they were planting they would look up and Jehovah would reveal His Divine beauty in nature before them. They stood still like a statute and were bedazzled by it all. They could no longer laugh at a make believe God because they has met Him in His creation.

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” Emerson

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with Your revealing Your awesome love, majesty and incredible intelligence through Your creation. Thank you for using these experiences to bless me with the Divine opportunity to get oh so very close with You during these momentous events. I exalt Thee in the name of He who was there helping create these amazing creation Jesus Christ. Amen.

Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer and love that grows deeper each day of the year. Welsh blessing


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He is Sneaky.

SPIRITUAL STRENGTH

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 New King James Version

Satan is sneaky.

He does not destroy you all at once. He begins with little thoughts. They slowly grow like cancer. When they become cemented in your mind they lead to actions. These actions lead to destruction in the form of addictions, cheating and others.

So for example there is a beautiful woman at work. You catch a quick glance at her. You start thinking about her and become obsessed with her until you invite her out from a drink. The drink leads to a hotel room. The hotel room leads to an affair and then your marriage is destroyed.

The best defense is to memorize Bible Verses and have them written out and carry them with you. When the temptation comes, whip out the Bible verses and tell Satan to go take a hike while calling on Jesus to protect your mind.

Yes it is just as important to call upon Jesus.

Satan is smarter and stronger than you but is a wimp before Christ.   Joseph- Anthony: Green

Pray for Jesus to destroy your bad habits because they are too strong to defeat on your own.  I know. There was one in particular that had me enslaved.  I tired therapy, diet, hypnosis and my own strength. They all failed. When I completely surrendered it to Christ the chains that held me were instantly smashed and I have never returned to that habit since.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God our rescuer) for delivering me from the destructive jaws of Satan and his minions. I thank you for this protection day by day, moment by moment. I with great gratitude give thanks for this magnificent blessing in the name of He who defeated Satan on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Until An Opportune Time.

SATANS TRAP

Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13 New King James Version

 

This is something for every addict to remember.

Do not believe for a second that if you have recovered from an addiction like alcoholism that temptation will never rear its ugly head again.

The devil will wait until an opportune time to strike you so as to defeat you.

 

That is why it is important to have Christian mentors and support at all times.

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” Henry Ward Beecher

 

That is why it is important to memorize Scripture Verses to throw at him when He tempts you.

 

That is why it is important for you to maintain a constant relationship with Christ so the Holy Spirit will be there to help you overcome the temptation when it comes (and it will).

Christians who try to stand alone are doomed to fall. Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

I have used this method very successfully for many years with overcoming alcoholism.

 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yeshua (God my rescuer) for blessing me with the Divine protection You abundantly provide through Your Word, Your Spirit Helper and the mentors You so graciously provide to rescue me from the wicked ones wiles. I praise You in the name of the mighty warrior king who victoriously defeated him on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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