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It Must be Done Daily.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be ]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Romans 12:2 Amplified Bible

We have all heard the old saying:”You are what you eat.” right.

Well just as the body needs physical nutritious food daily or else it will become weak and prone to destructive diseases so too must a Christian daily feast upon the Heavenly food abundantly available to us less we become weak and succumb to the spiritually destructive world lifestyle. We do this by daily Bible reading, listening to Christian music, watching Christian movies and TV shows, having Christian fellowship and most importantly praying, listening and obeying Jehovahs guidance in our daily lives.

This must be done every day.

If we go a day without this formula we will slowly be pulled away from Christ and towards satan. It will happen so slowly and discreetly we will not even notice it until it is too late (although it is never to late to repent and return to Christ).

Sadly I have seen it numerous times throughout my life. So many promising lives destroyed by spiritual laziness.

Prayer: I humbly ask of You Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) to consistently remind me to continuously feast upon Your word and to continuously be obedient unto Your wise guidance in every aspect of my daily life every day. I sincerely request this in the name of Your most obedient son Jesus Christ, my beloved king, savior and best friend. Amen.

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


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He did not see the big picture.

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Their father Jacob said to them, “You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!” Genesis 42:36 New International Version Jacob did not know the big picture.

He believed his most loved son, Joseph, was killed by a wild beast. Now his sons were informing him he had to allow the son that had taken Joseph’s place to go to Egypt and possibly become a slave. He believed everything was against him.

Is that not the way we go sometimes.

We do not see the big picture and cry out to Jehovah and ask why He is against us, have we done something to offend Him. Why is He doing this to us?

That is where faith comes in. We do not understand why this is happening to us but we do understand we are Jehovah’s children and He loves us and will only do what is best for us.

I had an experience where my computer kept on shutting down for no reason (well at least not as far as a problem with the machine is concerned). It was taken to many computer stores and they could not fix it. I kept on calling out to God why He was doing this to me? I could not do my work like that. Finally, in exasperation, when the computer shut down I would spend time reading the Bible. While reading the Bible Jehovah was constantly talking with me.

It was only because of the computer problems that I read the Bible and Jehovah had the opportunity to talk with me.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me to always be attentive to Your voice calling to me. I know You speak for a reason and that reason is because You love me and there is something important You need to talk with me about. I sincerely request this in the name of He who always took time to listen to His Fathers voice Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Do not play the blame game.

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Then he sent his brothers away, and as they were leaving he said to them, “Don’t quarrel on the way!” Genesis 45:24 New International Version

Joseph knew his brothers would be quarreling over who was responsible for him being mistreated when his father found out that he was alive and was going to meet him in Egypt.

Don’t we all do the same thing with the “not my fault, your fault” syndrome?

Is it not better to be mature and take responsibility for our wrongs and try to correct them? I know personally of some relationships that were destroyed that were once close because of this very action.

Are you experiencing trouble in a relationship with your spouse, children, parents, friends or co-workers?

Could it be that it is because you are being immature and irresponsible in not apologizing?

Sometimes these problems can only be solved by a good Christian councilor. I say Christian because their wisdom will come from the Bible which is the best guidance book of them all.

Why not try some Christian resource like Focus on the Family and see if they can suggest a councilor in your area?

If the other one or ones involved in this refuse to attend then go yourself.

That is exactly what happened to me and now I have peace while they are still warring within themselves and amongst themselves.

A wise man seeks wise council Proverbs 1:5 New International Version Prayer:

Please Jehovah Elohim (God our eternal creator) bless me with the wisdom, grace and meekness to resolve the problem of _________________ (write in what the problem is) my relationship with _____________ (write in the name of those involved with the problem). If necessary please guide us to Christ centered councilors to help resolve this dispute. I honestly request this in the name of the greatest councilor of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

WARNING: Do not pray this unless you are sincere because if you are not sincere and pray this and Jehovah brings you the guidance you need and you reject it you will be held accountable for your refusal on the terrible Day of Judgment.

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


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How Long Will

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“How long, O naive ones [you who are easily misled], will you love being simple-minded and undiscerning (discerning: able to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently Miriam- Webster Dictionary)?
How long will scoffers [who ridicule and deride] delight in scoffing,
How long will fools [who obstinately mock truth] hate knowledge? Proverbs 1:22 Amplified Bible

Does this not sound like society today?

How many folks listen to politicians during a campaign and never question them?

Then when they get elected do what ever they want and get away with their lies.

How many folks believe what they hear the salesmen tell them without demanding they put it in writing and then end up being made a sucker out of?

When you try to speak of morals or integrity in someones life they mock you and try to drown out the truth by yelling at you. They hate you for telling the truth. They label you as intolerant and old fashioned. I see it and experience it almost every day.

Todays motto is :”Tell me what I want to hear, not what I need to hear.” Joseph- Anthony: Green

For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine and accurate instruction [that challenges them with God’s truth]; but wanting to have their ears tickled [with something pleasing], they will accumulate for themselves [many] teachers [one after another, chosen] to satisfy their own desires and to support the errors they hold. 2 Timothy 4:3 Amplified Bible

Does that not just describe the “politically correct of today? When you reject Biblical truth you are calling Jehovah a liar and severely offending Him.

“Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.” Billy Graham

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me with the wisdom, gracefulness, meekness and humbleness to always speak Your divine word of truth which is the torch that pierces light into a dark world. I humbly ask this in the name of He who is the light of the Heavenly world Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Doing So with Wisdom.

 

 

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 1 John 5:2 Holy Bible King James Version

That we faithfully are obedient to keep His commandments. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35 Holy Bible King James Version

We are to be charitable while doing so with wisdom.

There are too many bleeding hearts out there that want you to give money to help those who refuse to help themselves.

How many in say Africa breed like flies on dung piles and then cry to those in the western world to give them money. If they cannot support their children do not have them. Why should we support a destructive lifestyle? When I was doing missionary work in Central America they kept on telling me I should be married and have lots of children so that when I get old the children will support me. When I asked them how much they helped their parents they looked at me in shock and informed me they had no money to help their parents. Then they told me because I was rich (which I was not) that I owed them and had to give them money.

It is the same with these TV evangelists who are always crying for money. I used to listen to a few on the internet. Before the show they cry that they need money. Then, at the end they are talking about how you will have a great time with them on some cruise. Excuse me but if they can afford to go on cruises why do they need my money. I say they should publicly reveal their wages if they publicly ask for money.

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 Holy Bible New International Version

Do not give to the lazy. There are too many welfare bums that are capable of working but are too lazy to do so and expect the hard working of society to support their laziness. How many are also involved in drugs and alcohol? Serving as a volunteer in soup kitchens I saw a lot of this.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Abba (God our father) bless me to imitate Your divine love to everyone today so as to be an obedient child but to give wisely not foolishly. I request this in the name of Your most loving son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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That isn’t the end of it.

COMPLETE DEDITACATION

Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you …Philippians 2:12-13 Holy Bible King James Bible

Once we have accepted Jesus that isn’t the end of it. Going to church once a week isn’t the end of it.

No, brothers and sisters salvation is not a one off encounter. It is a weekly, a daily, an hourly and indeed a moment by moment event. We must surrender all aspects of our lives to Christ in order to maintain our salvation. If we don’t it may happen as slow as molasses or it may be as fast and powerful as an avalanche. One thing is certain though, we WILL, lose our salvation when it is not directed and controlled by Christ. Fear and trembling is referring to awe and respect. We should be in awe of Gods love for us and respect His decisions on what is right for us. Let His thoughts direct every aspect of our lives.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17, Holy Bible New International Version                                
   

They are not only jewels of wisdom, but daily guidance references as well. 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in  the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 Holy Bible the new international version  

Prayer: Jehovah Yahew (God of His people) thank you for your gracious gift of salvation. Please help me to surrender every aspect to your intelligent guidance in my life. In the name of the consummate councilor Jesus Christ. Amen                                                            

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


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The Battle that Wasn’t.

HOPE IN THE LORD

 

 

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3 New King James Version Holy Bible

One morning as soon as I woke up my head felt like it was going to explode in flames and my finger tips felt like they were going to explode. I knew this was a with drawl symptom of stopping smoking. There was a quite little voice that informed me not to reach for any niccorette gum, lozenges or the patch. I felt Jehovah telling me He was going to beat it.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 New King James Version Holy Bible

Now was decision time: 1 I could surrender to the craving and buy a pack. This would mean ultimate defeat.

2 I could trust Jehovah and obey His instructions.

I felt the Lord directing me to a quiet wood lot. Silly me, had the disbelief that it was going to be smack down time like in the phony wrestling some folks waste their time watching on TV. There was a fantasy of the devil pinning me to the mat and then my super hero Jesus climbing into the ring and giving he devil the what for and casing him away. The reality of it was I laid on a mat and was completely encompassed by peace and strength that could only be the gift of the Holy Spirit.

And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8:48 New King James Version Holy Bible

Whenever the desire hits me I either reach for Rescue Remedy or the Bible.

The Bible and prayer works better.

In order to receive Jehovahs blessing it is a two part sequence. First you have to have firm faith and believe. Sometimes part of having faith is taking the first step.

Second Jehovah will then bless you. Now you may not receive your request coming to fulfillment because it is either ungodly or because it is not what Jehovah has planned for you.

There was once a prayer for revenge because of what was deemed a serious offense against me. That prayer was denied but instead the Lord blessed me years later seeing that what was done was nothing more that an unintentional misunderstanding.

For years I prayed to be blessed with a Godly woman to be my wife and for us to be blessed with children. That has never come to pass. It would have been impossible to serve my Heavenly King if I were married and had children.

It is impossible to be a Christian without faith. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Having faith is a lifetime of work. It is not a one time deal.

Each time your faith is rewarded your faith will grow but needs to continue to grow until we are walking the streets of Heaven.

Trust Jehovah with your life, His wisdom far surpasses ours. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please Jehovah-Jireh (God is our Provider) bless me with providing me with them means to grow my faith in You. In so doing my Love I will also be blessed with drawing closer unto You. I sincerely request this in the name of He who had faith enough in You to go to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Chased Me Out.

 

 

HONESTY

 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge. Exodus 31:3 New King James Version

They began doing construction work in the apartment above where I live in with jackhammers and sledge hammers going all day. This of course means it is impossible to do any writing. I researched on the internet where there is a library nearby. The one found is modern and quiet (for China, these are the noisiest people I have ever met) and there outlets to plug in your computer to work in an air conditioned building. Considering that it gets to a hundred and ten in the apartment with no air conditioning during most of the year this was a blessing

On the first day there while taking a break I felt the Lord moving me to go for a walk on the library grounds. During this walk I was led to a walkway from the library to close to the apartment. This was a blessing because it meant that I did not have to suffer the cattle car experience of the subway every morning nor have to spend money on subway fare. As well, as it takes about an hour to walk there from the apartment it is good exercise and being outside.

When Chinese see a foreigner they always want to trick them into giving them free English lessons. While meditating on this problem the Lord reminded me of a sermon I heard some time in the past. It was how the early Christians were known as the people of The Way. The Way of course being that Jesus is the way.

So if the Chinese try their conniving, I merely instruct them that I am a teacher of The Way” and ask them if they are interested in learning about Christ. If they say no then I ask them why they are bothering me (You have to be blunt otherwise they will not leave you alone until they get what they want). If they say they are (many Chinese will lie and pretend to be interested just to get free English lessons) then they will pay for the class before the class begins (Chinese will say that they will pay and then at the end of the class not pay. I have ten years experience with these creatures and have learned my lessons the hard way. ) to prove their sincerity and yes it does say in the Bible that teachers are to be paid.

Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) bless me with a heart, mind and body that is always totally obedient to You in every aspect of my life. I sincerely request this in the name of He who showed us by example what true obedience is Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

Editors note- this was written in my final days of living in China.

 


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Slumbering Worshipers

You, God, are my God earnestly I seek you. Psalm 63:1 New International Version

How much do you seek Jehovah every day?

How much do you look for His beauty that exists all around us(if you desire to see His amazing beauty just go sit in nature, relax and look all around you, listen to the sweet songs of the birds, dink in the sweet fragrance of the wildflowers in bloom in the early morning.)?

How much do you praise Him for these loving gifts?

How much do you seek His financial advice (I dare say that we would not be facing financial disaster in our country or in so many folks lives if they did this)?

How obedient are you to His all wise advice?

How much do you consult Him about your lifestyle (how much less disease would we have if we maintained a healthy diet like suggested in the Bible and how much less disease would there be if folks were less sexually promiscuous and more nurturing in loving relationships ?)?

How much enjoyment do you find in being with Him every day (again we would not have so many souls in debt up to their eyeballs if they sought to worship Jehovah as much as they worship things)?

How much time do you spend reading your Bible compared to how much time you spend on the internet?

How much time do you spend listening to Christian music compared to the rubbish they disgustingly call music today?

How much time do you spend talking with Him compared to how much time you waste texting all your good time friends?

How much do you seek His wise advice in your relationships (How much less heartache and divorce would there be if we all did this, how much less trouble we would endure at school and work?) and are obedient unto His advice?

How much do you actively ask Jehovah to reveal Himself to you?

I would rather spend an hour in prayer with my Beloved than a day with the most interesting man or most beautiful woman. Joseph- Anthony: Green

SPIRITUAL BREATH

How much do you ask Jehovah to bless you with a more intense loving relationship with Him?

“I believe a very large majority of church-goers are merely unthinking, slumbering worshipers of an unknown God.” Charles H. Spurgeon

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah Pryyand (God is my friend) to always nurture a loving relationship with You and to always consult You and be obedient unto Your will. I humbly request this in the name of He who always was and is Your most obedient and loving Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Why is it His Fault?

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress.  Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.” Genesis 16:1-5 New International Version

When Sari nagged Abram to have sex with her slave to have a child and when the slave became pregnant she lorded it over Sari. Then Sari blamed Abram.

Why was it his fault?

Was she not the one that did not have faith in Jehovah and decided to take matters into her own hands?  Was it not her that constantly nagged Abram to impregnate the slave even though she was told that the blessed child would come from her womb?

When she paid the consequences she blamed someone else.

How many times do we do that?

We do not have faith in Jehovah or patience with Him and take matters into our own hands. When things go wrong we always find someone else to blame.

KEEP YOUR HEART

The mantra of every narcissist is : “This is not my fault, it is your fault!”  Joseph- Anthony: Green

It could be in looking for a marriage partner, looking for employment or a place to live but we always need to take it to Jehovah in prayer first, wait for His reply second and finally to be obedient to His guidance when He answers.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God of peace) grant me the wisdom to always be willing to accept reasonability for my reckless actions and to have the wisdom to take the necessary action needed to rectify my mistake so that there is peace with You, my nieghbour and in my spirit. I meekly request this in the name of He who helped Peter become right with the Master on the seashore Jesus Christ. Amen.

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