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Who may ascend onto the mountain of the Lord?

EXAMINE YOURSELF
And who may stand in His holy place?
 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false, Nor has sworn [oaths] deceitfully. Psalm 24:3-4   Holy Bible Amplified Version                                                                            

The mountain was the meeting place with Jehovah.

If we desire an intimate relationship with Him, when we come to Him in prayer it is necessary for us to not be worshiping anything or anyone else other that Him.

We need to have integrity in our lives. It is necessary that our hands are clean. That is, that we have dealt honestly with everyone and not been deceitful.

Our hearts are to be pure. That means that we are not thinking about fleshly lust or revenge or being arrogant towards others.

To lift up our soul falsely means that we are not to gossip (which is spreading lies about others and spreading rumours, which can hurt or destroy others) and are not to give false testimony about others which will hurt them in court or in relationships.

To swear an oath in deceit means that we make promises that we have no intention of keeping. That is a form of lying. All of these things are detestable to Jehovah.

What right do you have to come to the temple of Jehovah when you are practicing the rituals of satan? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) for teaching me and helping me to be righteous enough to enter into You most Holy Tabernacle (we have our own which is a great story). I love spending time with You more than anything else in this world and look forward to spending eternity with You. Thank you for convicting me of any offences and the proper manner in which to repent of them. I praise You in the name of He whose blood opened the door to our Tabernacle Jesus Christ. Amen

Whatever is beautiful, whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you joy, may you be blessed with an abundance of it this every day this year.


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Everyone May Learn From

 “Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his ways, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger. Job 17:9 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

We all put our mouths in action before our brains from time to time. We say things impulsively that are deeply regretted later.

I have certainly done it numerous times.

That is why we need the Holy Spirit to guard our mouths and indeed clamp them shut many times to keep us out of trouble. He has done that for me numerous times to my deep gratitude.

We all play the victim when trials and tribulations occur and take it out on God: “If you love me why are you allowing this to happen to me”

I have cried that too many times to count. In retrospect however I see that the greatest lessons in life are learned from trials and tribulations. They help us grow the most and helps us to endure then with confidence and even expectation on what Jehovah is doing through these events.

And, you can bet He is doing it for a reason.

Those speak foolishly who ascribe their anger or their impatience to such as offend them or to tribulation. Tribulation does not make people impatient, but proves that they are impatient. So everyone may learn from tribulation how his heart is constituted.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God my teacher) for teaching me through my numerous tribulations and moulding me from them into the beautiful child You desire me to be. I praise You in the name of Your most beautiful Son Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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With a Sincere Heart.

FROM THE HEART

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 New International Version                                    

This is a three part sequence.                                                                                                

First there is no trying to excuse or con Jehovah. We must admit to our sin with no excuses.

                                               

The second part is to repent of our sins. Repent means to ask for forgiveness and to stop committing the sin. Many times our sin is too great for us to conquer on our own which is why we need to ask the Holy Spirit to empower us to destroy the sin. Another part of repentance is to try to make right to any we have done wrong to.

The third part is the assurance that our sins are forgiven. Even if those offended refuse to forgive, our loving Father in Heaven assures us that He does forgive. In this way we do not allow others to hang the Damascenes Sword  of guilt over our heads. As well it blesses us with assurance that we are forgiven so we do not need to beat ourselves up over the incident.                                                                    

When thoughts of failures push their way into my consciousness, I let His total forgiveness dissolve my regrets and go on to praise Him who accepts us just as we are and lovingly works to make us more than we were. Ruth Bell Graham                                                                  

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our Healer) for the wonderful blessing of washing me clean of my filth when I repent with a sincere heart to You. I praise you in the name of the lamb whose innocent blood made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                          

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


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If You Have a Difference With Anyone.

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Accept life, and be most patient and tolerant with one another, always ready to forgive if you have a difference with anyone. Forgive as freely as the Lord has forgiven you. Colossians 3:13 J.B. Phillips New Testament                                                                     

Accept life.                                                                                                                                     

Yes it is unfair and many times there is nothing you can do about it.                                          

The best thing to do is to leave it in Jesus’ hands. Otherwise you will become angry and bitter. That will slowly destroy you and all those around you.                                                      

This is hard to do at first but with practice it becomes easier. That does not mean there will come a time when it is always easy.                                                                                

Patience is a virtue that is only gained with constant practice. Joseph -Anthony : Green I find as many get older their patience gets shorter. There is a difference of course with the ones who mature more and more in Christ as they age. They become more like our Beloved King. That does not mean you will never lose your patience. We all have our breaking point. Even Jesus did.                                                                                                       

I find the most intolerant are those who preach we should be more tolerant of them.                    Yes I am talking about the homosexuals who scream we should accept their lifestyle but they refuse to accept ours. It is the same with the Muslims who want to come to our country but refuse to accept our way of life. Yes I am referring to those who are not white and feel they can say and do anything to whitie but scream blue bloody murder when they have to try to stand on equal ground with us (anyone know what affirmative action is?)

There are times when we are not to tolerate unChrist like behaviour not matter what colour, nationality or religion. That said we are to be tolerant of others little nuances like someone who is slow at the check out at the grocery store.                                                        Forgive yes, forget no.                                                                                                              

Yes we are to forgive others as Christ has forgiven us. This is mostly for our own welfare.                                                                                                                           Hatred of the heart is like rust to a car, it starts out small but if you do not get rid of it fast it will destroy you. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                                                      

If we refuse to forgive than it slowly eats our soul away and we end up bitter, angry and with serious anger management problems. This is bad for society, bad for our relationships and bad for our health.                                                                                             

Now just because we forgive does not mean we are to forget.                                                

That does not mean we are to throw a past offence in somebody’s face with every disagreement.                                                                                                                               

What it does mean is that when someone abuses us we learn how to deal with the situation. Many times the best way to deal with it is with good Christian councilors. So if a girlfriend is a two timer we must forgive her but learn why we are attracted to those types of personalities so as to avoid the situation again.                                                             

No where do you see Jesus indicate that He tolerates destructive behavior.                       

Prayer: Please Jehovah Elohim (God our creator) create in my mind and in my heart a disposition like our beloved king Jesus so as to be a light unto others how to live a life that is acceptable unto you. I sincerely request this in the name of my greatest mentor Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                              

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


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Not My Fault, It Is Your Fault.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20 New King James Version

DARKNESS

Have you ever noticed how many times when people are guilty of an offence they always play the victim?
It is not their fault it is societies fault. It was my families fault, I was poor, I had an addiction. If a woman is raped it is her fault because of the way she was dressed or because she was in a bar. Certain racial groups always cry baby about how they are disadvantaged because of their colour and because there is so much racism against them. When Adam was asked how he knew he was naked he blamed Eve, Eve blamed the snake. I wonder who the snake blamed? Abrahams wife, Sarah, nagged him to have sex with her slave to give the family a child. When the child was born Sarah nagged Abraham that it was his fault. While Moses was
getting the Ten Commandments Aaron built a golden calf for the people to worship. When Moses confronted him about it, he blamed the people.

I have encountered that so many times. I just calmly ask them to explain it using facts one at a time and remain persistent in it. Most times they explode and apologize just to shut me up. Then they stay as far away from me as possible because they know they will not get away with their stupid little blame game tricks with me..

Do not be surprised when this happens to you.

However, if you are the one who is at fault, be gracious enough to apologize.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) speak to me so that I know the graceful, wise and meek (meek means keeping your emotions under control) manner to correctly deal with the blame shifters and how to owe up and repent when I have wrongly offended another. I humbly request this in the name of He who always spoke with grace, wisdom and meekness Jesus Christ. Amen.

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