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For a Good Reason.

BECAUSE OF MY FAITH

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you James 1:2-5 New International Version

 

Jehovah allows us to endure trials and tribulations for a good reason. We do not know nor understand it at the time. We may even feel we are being unfairly punished.

God is the creator and we are the creation.

Sometimes He has to put us through the furnace to burn off that which bad for us whether it be in our personality or in relationships or in attitudes.

Most times we are not even aware of those bad traits or attitudes.

 

Speaking from personal experience it was only after my greatest trials and tribulation that I understood what he was wisely doing in my life. I am eternally grateful for that and that he did not listen to my cries during the tribulation to stop it. Every single trial and tribulation was for a specific reason.

Jehovah loves you and enjoys it even less than you do to watch you suffer.

So, even though you may not (and you usually do not) understand what is happening or why if you are going through tribulation have faith that the Master Potter is working you into a beautiful creation that is fit for heaven.

Even though you do not see the light at the end of the tunnel have faith that Jehovah only has you in the furnace as long as is necessary and not one minute more.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Hosanna (God our maker) for the trials and tribulations brought into my life. Even though they have been difficult I now know they were for my own good.

I give thanks for these in the name of he who endured the tribulation of the cross for me Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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This is the Only Way.

HOLY SPIRIT ENCOURAGER

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalms 103:8 New International Version

Think of earthly families okay.

Whether you like to admit it or not, we do inherit undesirable traits from our parents like alcoholism, short temperedness, and of course stubbornness.

Now, the more we submit to Christ, the more we become like Christ.

This is how someone who was cold hearted becomes compassionate, more patient and loving.

This is the only way to conquer our undesirable personality trait.

I used to be very spiteful and hold a grudge for a long time.

Now, when someone wrongs me, I sincerely take it to Jesus and leave it there.

As a consequence my life is filled with more peace and joy.

Only Christ can conquer our undesirable traits.

Then why does He give them to us in the first place you may ask?

It is because we see it is only by His grace and love that these undesirables are conquered and that leads us to exuberant joyful praise to Him. And of course this oozes out of our daily life.

This is, by the way, why it is my personal opinion, psychiatry miserably fails miserably. Their limited reasoning and dope pushing (prescribing drugs like candy) does not and cannot solve the problem.

IMPORATANT There are cases where drugs are necessary like if you have schizophrenia or some other serious mental disability you will have to take medication for the rest of your life. I have seen too many who thought they were better and stopped taking their medication that led to disastrous results.  I see those who stay on their medication lead productive lives and when participating in Christian Bible studies become very calm, joyful and peaceful

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  for freeing me from the destructive chains of __________ (name any addictions or destructive behavior traits you had that Jehovah has freed you from). I thank you in the name of He whose power cast out the demons in so many when he walked amongst us Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

.   Editors note: it was only when I admitted to Jehovah that the demons of alcoholism were to strong for me to conquer and please rescue me that those horrible chains were smashed and it has been many years since I have touched a drink

Prayer: Please Jehovah Ropeka (God our healer)  release me from the prison of ________ (write down your any destructive addictions or behavior traits you need to be freed from). I in deepest need request this in the name of He who has promised to set all the prisoners free Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Hurry Up and Die.

SINFUL DESIRE

People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,  brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:2-5 New King James Version

One day in the supermarket line up the headline in a national magazine caught my eyes. It read:” Hurry Up and Die.”

The jist of the article is that many people that went through the great depression of the nineteen thirties scrunched and saved their money.

Their foolish materialistic children have gone in debt way over their heads. The children are not concerned because they believe the money they will get from their parents inheritance will pay their debts.

A consequence of this is many of the elderly are abuse by their children and grand children. They cheat their parents out of money, throw them into a seniors home and only come around when they want money. I have seen and witnessed this pathetic scenario too many times.

As I was reading the article 2 Timothy 3:2-5 flashed into my mind and pretty much every word there describes these low life’s I have met.

Now mind you, there are a lot of abusive parents that are unrepentant towards their now adult children so I believe they are getting their just due (although that does not excuse the children any more than the Pharisees were excused for nailing Christ to the cross).

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) whisper in the ears of the ingrates that the commandment after loving you is loving our parents. Abusing parents is hideous to You. As well my Beloved whisper in the ear of the parents whose children lovingly respectfully care for them to not be so difficult towards them but to be appreciative of them. I humbly ask this in the name of Your most loving and respectful son Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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Returns to His Own Vomit.

THE WICKEDS REWARD

As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly. Proverbs 26:11 New King James Version

 

Folly: a foolish act, practice or idea, a costly and foolish undertaking  www.dictionary.com

Just as Christ does not force anyone to live righteously neither are we to attempt to force others to do what is right and to not do what is wrong. If they insist upon living a fools folly, they will pay the price not you. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Growing up on a farm we had the occasion to see dogs vomiting and then eating their vomit and then vomiting again. It always baffled me.

So too it is with stupid, stubborn people.  I have met people who insist upon repeating the same foolish behavior time and time again. No it is not mistakes. Mistakes is when you do something you do not know what you are doing.

The wise man learns, the fool goes back and repeats the same stupid acts.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

 

You try to talk with them and explain it but they arrogantly refuse to listen. Their motto is: I know, I know.” When in fact they know nothing of what they are doing.

The only thing you can do is step back and let them suffer for their arrogance and stupidity. This is very hard when it is someone you love like someone in your family.

Most time from my experience when they pay the price for their stupidity they try to blame someone else instead of admitting it was their own fault.

Stupid and stubborn go together like peanut butter and jam. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the ability to break through to the stiff necked people and help them see the error of their ways to help them improve their lives. I meekly request this in the name of He who broke through His stiff necked disciples Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                           

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


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I Would Commit My Cause.

TRUST IN HIM

To God I would commit my cause. Job 5:8 New King James Version

I believe this is the most important thing we can do in our life.

Before we make any decisions in life we need to commit it to the Lord, trust in Him and be obedient to His answer.

Let us say you want to buy a certain house but you feel the Lord saying no. Later you find the house to be in bad neighbourhood or maybe you lose your job and cannot make the payments, then what?

Let us say you want to marry a woman after a short romance but feel God says no. Later you find she is very materialistic and would spend you into the poor house (I have seen this quite a few times).

 

Maybe you want a certain job in another part of the country but the Lord says no. Then you find out that they have numerous labour complaints against them or that they are closing shop in six months.

The list goes on.

It can be quite the struggle as I well know. Sometimes it felt like my head was going to explode because there was such a fight going on inside. One side vehemently wants the thing I desired while the other side wanted to be obedient to God.

Prayer and obedience to Jehovahs answer is the best guidance move of your life.  Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shamah (God is with us) for blessing me with Your Holy presence that guides me in the right choices in life even though at times many of the are very difficult to surrender to. I am oh very appreciative to You and say thank you in the name of the best guidance councilor ever Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Does That Answer Your Question?

THE THREE PARTS OF PRAYER

 

These articles are dedicated to the wonderful and amazing way Jehovah Jireh (the Lord our provider) answers prayers. It is a simple journal that I would like to use as an example for others to list their sincere prayer requests and then how our Beloved answers them.                                                                                                                                       

It will amaze you and create a heart of gratitude and respect for our gracious Jehovah Heseh (Our God of love).

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows James 1:27 New King James Version

It has been three weeks since I did volunteer work at a seniors home because of a flu outbreak.

I prayed to Jehovah to bless me with an answer if they wanted me to return.

That day as mom and I were doing errands she picked up a bundle of community newspapers and took them to the seniors home. I did not know she intended to do this.

As we were delivering the papers I encountered many of the residents and the staff I volunteer with. They were all very happy to see me and the staff informed me that the flu epidemic was over and they want me to return this week.

When I got home there was a feeling like Jehovah saying:” Does that answer your question?”

I laughed and thanked Him for His wonderful way of answering my prayer.

Now I have returned to volunteering at the seniors home and we are all very glad things have gotten back to “normal”.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Ropheka (God our Healer) for healing those sick in the seniors home and thank you that I can at long last return to serving you there to bring glory to Your marvelous name. I exalt you in the name of He who healed Peters sick mother Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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


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You Know They Produce Quarrels.

WRONG WALK

Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23 New King James Version

I have met many whose pure joy it is to start arguments for the sole purpose of watching others get upset. They are called narcissists.

The sad thing is that when you look into their lives they are very sad and lonely. That is because they have low self esteem and care about no one but themselves.

When you surround your self with yourself you have no on but yourself. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

I do not play their games. I only gracefully and wisely speak the truth with them. Then it is asked why they insist on being trouble makers? Is it because your own life is so miserable that you are not happy unless you make those around you miserable as well? I ask them if they would like to get help with counseling and most turn and run. I do not say this in a sarcastic nor accusing manner but with grace and humbleness. If they truly desire help I have the resources to help them and will work with them to get that help.

They know they have these problems but do not want to face them nor resolve them.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God is our peace) instill in me a heart filled with Your divine peace whenever I encounter the pitiful lost souls that hearts are filled with the vile of hatred and anger. Please bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekfulness to guide them to the help they so desperately need. I humbly request this in the name of the prince of peace who always kept His cool when under attack and replied with wisdom, gracefulness and meekness Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Good Shall Come to Thee.

FULLFILLED DESIRES

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken. Psalm37:25 New King James Version

To be a servant of Jesus means we give up a lot of the worlds luxuries and most times just survive, all be it comfortably but frugally.

This is good because we learn to depend upon Jehovah for our daily needs. Because He generously supplies them we grow deeper and deeper in love with Him and develop a deeper respect for Him.

 

As we age and are no longer able to serve Him as we did when young we have no government pension to fall back on and most times no savings in the bank.

Through His love and grace Jehovah always supplies for us in our old age just as He did in our younger days.

 

Three times I worked hard, lived frugally and saved.

Three times I was wiped out. Since living for Christ, He has always supplied my every need (not necessarily my every want but definitely my every need).

Now I am getting old and my chance of getting a good work contract is nil.

In fear of my future I prayed to Him about my future with no money and no job.

Each time I did, there was a dream where I was led into an apartment. It was comfortable and spacious but the one thing there always hit me was the cupboards were always full and the lady that led there would look at me and smile and say:” This is yours.” She said it like I was not renting or purchasing the place but rather that is was given for me to live in all the rest of my days. Then I would wake up.

That day while doing Bible reading a verse like the one in this article would jump out at me.

I like Jehovahs retirement plan.

“Live to please God, and He will breathe on thee His peace. Seek His glory, and He will make thy heart His home. Do His will, and thereby good shall come to thee.”  F. B. Meyer

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for always providing for Your child in his service to his loving King. Thank you for promising and keeping Your promise to always take care of Your children whom You cherish so deeply. I give thanks for this blessing in the name of He who taught about the birds in the sky Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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They Revile and Persecute You

HE GIVES PEACE

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12 New King James Version

I have encountered quite a few who become downright violent when they see my walk with Christ. They do so because it convicts them of their selfish lifestyle. It is very prevalent in todays society no matter what continent you live on.

You cannot be politically correct and Christ correct. Joseph- Anthony: Green.

So many people today want to stand on a pedestal and cry out that they are victims when in reality they are the instigators.

Look at how much society cries about men abusing women but try to talk with them about how much women victimize men.

One time there was a take back the night walk. I tired to join in with a sign that red let’s stop all abuse. The women screamed at me and tried to prevent me from joining. A policeman told me I could not join the march. I politely informed him that I had just as much right as the omen did. I was not warmly accepted.

 

This is just one incident.

Try to talk with people and explain that the theory of evolution is a lie or talk about homosexuality in a fair educated manner and see how you are greeted.

Try to explain to many Christians that yes there is a Hell and it is for eternity and see the type of reception you get.

“The farther society gets from the truth, the more they will punish those who speak it.” George Orwell

 

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me to be a wise, graceful and humble voice of light in a cold dark world no matter how much the foolish hate it. I humbly request this in the name of He who spoke the truth no matter that it even drove those who opposed it to nail Him to a cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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So Too It Is With Us.

PURPOSE OF GOD

For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver Psalm 66:10 New International Version

I once wrote an article about how Jehovah must remove the dross from us before He can use us. When silver or gold is put in the furnace the dross is the junk that is removed to make the silver or gold pure.

So Too It Is With Us.

Take away the dross from silver, And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. Proverbs 25:4 New King James Version

It is in our afflictions that Jehovah removes the dross from our lives.

The dross is destructive habits like stubbornness, independence, spitefulness, an unforgiving heart or an unrepentant heart and arrogance”

For me it was a two year ordeal that was the most trying and excruciating time of my life.

Even though I thought He had deserted me upon reflection I see He was walking right there with me through it. When the process was completed I thanked the Lord and thank Him every morning for being such a wonderful refiner of my spirit.

Then He began to use me in wonderful ways which also blessed me with a deeper understanding, respect and love for Him.

The refiner is never very far from the mouth of the furnace when His gold is in the fire.” — Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Artificis (God our master creator) for blessing me with being the most skilled craftsman there ever was, is and will be in burning off the destructive dross and refining me into an obedient child for You to use in Your divine plans. I praise you in the name of the one is the best at creating useful servants Jesus Christ. Amen.

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