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Who Gives it Willingly.

 

Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering. Exodus 25:1 New King James Version                                                

Do you notice the important phrase here?                                                                

It is “who gives it willingly”.                                                                                  

You are not to coerce or shame Christians into giving. And if you try that with non-Christians you will not only drive them away from Christ but think of the bad report they will give to their family and friends who are unbelievers as well.                                

When I was a boy we belonged to a church that would print out how much every member gave. Many people looked down on my family for giving little. This despite the fact that they knew we were poor. It is attitudes like this that drive people away from churches and Christianity. I have seen churches pass around the collection plate and the pastor gives you the evil eye as does the usher that says you better give or else. This is unchristian and if you belong o a church like that get out.                   

When you give you give from your heart because you love Jehovah not because you are using it as a bargaining chip (i.e. I will give x amount of money Lord if You give me a job or I get a raise or I get the loan for a house. The thing I have noticed is that when Jehovah gives them what they ask for most times they do not hold up their end of the bargain anyways.).

 If you break your vow, look out. You will be punished.        

If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. Numbers 30:2 New King James Version

Jehovah takes your vows seriously so you had better as well.

Those who do not take their vows unto Jehovah and believe they are getting away with it are living a fools dream. Joseph- Anthony: Green 

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God our Provider) for blessing me with daily provisions. Please guide me to where I can give generously back to You my love, if not financially them with me time and the skills You have blessed me with. I sincerely request this in the name of He who gave His precious blood for me Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Are You a Christmas Tree Light?

 

CHRIST'S LOVE BLOSSOM IN YOUR HEART

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 New International Version

When does a Christmas tree light shine its most beautiful?                            

When it is lit up in the dark night?                                                                            

Are you a Christmas tree light?                                                                        

When you go out into the darkness of the world does your light shine? Notice that it takes many different colours of light to make the tree beautiful.                                                                                                                

Do you welcome those of different nationalities, colours or any other difference into your group?

                                                                                     

Notice that the lights always start at the bottom and work their way up.

Are you willing to be a bottom Light?                                                             

Does your lifestyle point upwards to a Heavenly King?                                     

 Do not tell me you are a Christian, show me you are. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Bara  (The Lord Creator) create in my daily life lights that shine brightly Your divine love, peace, joy and salvation in the dark world I daily walk in. I humbly ask this in the name of 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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How Respectful Are You?

SHARING

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God Philippians 4:6 New King James Version                                                                              

I know many people who never say please and thank you. They believe it is below them to use their proper manners. They either demand what they want (you owe me) or they try to lie, connive, deceive and manipulate to get what they want. These people are very arrogant, rude, selfish and self centered.

No matter how many times I have tried to patiently teach them to use their manners; they just look at me with a look of contempt.

As a consequence I inform them that if they want something from me they will be respectful or shut their mouths because I do not waste my time with low life’s like them.

They are furious and leave me alone.

That is good because they are nothing but trouble anyway.

The only time they want anything to do with me is when they want something from me. They do not say please or thank you, do not appreciate the help and give nothing in return.                                                

I always make it a point to say please and thank you no matter how big the grace that is given to me. I have done it so often it has become second nature to me.                                                                                                               

As a consequence many times people go out of their way to help me because the positive affirmation makes them feel good and makes me feel good. It is a win, win situation.                                                                    

Using your manners (saying please and thank) you is a visible sign of respect and maturity. Joseph- Anthony: Green                                               

Now think of this: how often do you say please and thank you to our Beloved Father in Heaven for all the gifts, great and small, He blesses you with every day? How often do you say it through out the day and not just in morning or evening prayers? The more you grateful you are the more you see His wonderful love gifts to you through out the day. This brings us ever closer together which is the greatest blessing of all.

“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.”  John Henry Jowett

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for blessing me to emulate You in my heart, words and actions towards You first and others second. The gift You bless me with in return in a heart filled with gratitude, joy and peace. I exalt You in the name of he who constantly praised You during His earthly ministry Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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It is All About Control.

KEEP YOUR HEART

Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?” The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!” 47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.” John 7:45-52 New King James Version                                                                                                                     

When the guards reported to the Pharisee’s that no one had ever spoken like Jesus they became enraged and elitist. They said there was a curse on the people for not obeying their interpitation of the law.                                                                  

How many churches are like that today? You will strictly obey our laws and customs. If you disobey you will be disfellowshipped and ostracized by everybody in our cult (religious organization). Has anybody ever heard of the Jehovah Witnesses?

                                                                                                                     

When the Pharisee’s confronted Nicholdemus they accused him of being from Galilee too it was accusing him of being a hick as Galilee was a hick place then.  How many times do people in churches look down their noses at others because they come from the country while they live in the city so they are so much smarter, they went to seminary school and you did not, they are rich and you are poor, you come from a poor country or are a different race or colour.                                                   

I experienced a lot of that in tree planting camps where the educated idiots who were attending university thought they were so much smarter than us hicks when in actuality they were stupider.                                                                                                 

It all boils down to how others want to control others and that is not Christ like. Have you ever been on the receiving or giving end of such disgusting treatment?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God of grace) please bless me to be graceful with everyone, those in Your holy family and those whose hearts have a yearning to join Your family. I humbly request this in the name of He who was graceful to everyone Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                         

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