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A closer walk with our beloved friend.


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Cannot be Perfected Without Adversity.

 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] John 16:33 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We all suffer through trials and tribulations, sorrows and snares.

The difference is that those of us in Jehovahs family is there to comfort us, encourage us, heal us and guide us through them.

Those of the world depend upon their own faulty understanding, power and logic and or that of so called professionals to no avail. They suffer far greater.

The closer we get to Christ, the more we are going to suffer. The more we suffer, the closer we get to Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Many times when we are enduring hard times and we call out to Jehovah it seems as if there is no answer. Do not be discouraged. He loves you and will not ever desert you.

When you reflect back on it you will see Jehovah burning off the dross (the bad dispositions in you) and teaching you.

This fills me with awe and amazing joy, love and respect that I have such an amazing God, it will you as well.

Of course there is going to be a battle between you and satan.

He sees you getting close to Christ and he is infuriated. He will show no mercy in his attacks to destroy this incredible loving relationship.

Sometimes Jehovah will allow you to fight your own battles and each time you do your warrior skills against this filth will be enlarged. You will sing for joy unto Jehovah in your victory. Think of Job at the end of his suffering. This will bring you closer to our Warrior King.

Other times the battle is too strong for you and the Holy Spirit will come  to rescue  you. Again your relationship with Christ will be closer than before.

“A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity.” — Author Unknown

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for using adversity to polish off the dross in my life so that I am a beautiful jewel in Your eyes and in Your heart. I extol Thee in the name of the most precious jewel of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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I Did So.

 

Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Whenever I share with folks the fact that Jehovah has spoken with me they believe me to be insane.

Yet, I did so. I heard it as clear as if He was standing physically beside me. His voice is not loud or harsh. It is soft, comforting and reassuring while being strong.

One day when I was planting trees in the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia Canada I took a break and enjoy the fantastic scenery (most of those islands are uninhabited and the animals have never seen a human before) a soft voice to my left whispered: “This is but a taste of Heaven.” I laughed and replied: “ Yeah I will bet it……” as I turned a around to see no one there. Yet that voice was as clear as if you were standing beside me now and saying it to me.

This is but one of many examples of hearing an unseen voice. At first it terrified me but upon reading this verse understood Who the voice was. It has guided me away from disasters, guided me to folks that needed help and other numerous occasions.

Do not think that the Bible is just stories or that that happened back then and does not occur today. When you walk with Christ and are close to Him in a loving relationship you too hear that soft gentle invisible voice from time to time. Obey it and amazing things will happen.

Jehovah is speaking, are you listening? Joseph a son of Jehovah

Now you are not to listen to just every voice because satan and his minions can do that as well. You are to test the spirits.

For me I call out to my Abba in Heaven to protect me from the deceiving spirits but if the voice continues I shall obey because I trust Him to protect me when in doubt.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) for blessing me with the privilege of listening to Your gentle loving voice and for the wonderful honor of talking with You through out the day every day. I thank you in the name of the sweetest voice of all Jesus Christ. Amen

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


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I Lose but I Win

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord Isaiah 1:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Every time I have gotten into debate with Jehovah I lose but I win.

I debate with Him my wants, many times even using Bible scripture to back up my point of view. He gently but persistently uses different Bible scriptures to see things in a completely different way.

I lose my fleshly desires but win in obediently surrendering unto His will which is the best for me.

As well I am blessed with new insight into my Beloved and a new way of looking at things.

The reward for this is bringing me into a deeper loving relationship with my Heavenly Beloved.

As well He shows me the rewards for being obedient both spiritually and materially that far surpass my fleshly desires. To the world this is foolishness, stupid and down right insane. To those of us who walk close with Christ it makes perfect sense.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with being so patient with me when I am stubborn and slow to grasp what You are trying to teach me. Thank You that when I submit unto Your wise guidance it is always for my best. I praise You in the name of the wisest Teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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We Must Be Prepared to Give It All Up.

SERVE THE LORD

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. Matthew 19:29 New King James Version

Just as Christ gave up everything for us so too must we be willing to give up all for Him.

 

Think of it like this: you are living in a mansion with servants and living a fantastic life.

Would you voluntarily surrender that to live with the poor in filthy slums?

On top of that you know that many people will make fun of you, torture you and ultimately force you to die a painful humiliating death?

That is what Jesus did for us in leaving His mansion in Heaven to live amongst us.

He was made fun of, was tortured and died a humiliating and painful death so that we would have the privilege of enjoying our mansion in Heaven.

So when Christ calls you to give up a comfortable life to serve Him are you going to whine about it or thank Him for the privilege of serving such a magnificent and loving King?

In my service to Him I have been called to live in very difficult circumstances and it only developed a deeper and closer relationship with Him. When I reflect on the past thirty years of suffering it is impossible to do without thinking of the wonderful closeness I was blessed with, with our King and am in great gratitude for Him for it.

And whenever you are experiencing your tribulation and sorrow (and you will experience tribulation) just remember what Jesus experienced for you.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Adonai (The Lord is sovereign) help me to surrender my life completely to Your sovereign will. I know You know what is best for me and how best to serve You. I humbly beseech You in the name of he who gave up His heavenly throne for us Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Right Confession.

REPENT

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 New International Version

 

What I believe James is referring to here is when we do or say something wrong to another we are to confess what we did or said and apologize (that by the way is what repent means).

This does not mean we are to apologize for thoughts we have but never said.

Let’s face it, if we did that we would spend most of time apologizing wouldn’t we and it would be very embarrassing as well?

Think of the things people would be apologizing to you for.

Would you really want to hear that?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) bless me with the Confession, strength, wisdom  and grace to sincerely and humbly apologize to _________  (write in the name of someone, whether Christian or not, to whom you need to apologize to) for _________ (write in the offense you committed).

 

Please use this as an opportunity to heal any wounds that were inflicted and use this as an opportunity for us to grow stronger in our relationship.

 

I request this from the deepest part of my heart in the name of He who taught His disciples how to repent after His resurrection Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Best Relationship Advice

GODS FAITHFULNESS

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5 New King James Version

God knows not only you but the other person as well. There are many things in the other person that you do not see but He does. So therefore it is best to always trust Him in any and all relationships.   It will prevent a lot of heartache, frustration and suffering later on in your life.

 

That guy may be a smooth talker but in reality is an abusive jerk. Man have I ever met a lot of them.   Personally I have found those who like to dress in luxuriant styles are snakes in the grass.

 

That woman may appear to be sweet and innocent but in reality she is manipulative, domineering and a self centered emotional thief. They will suck the life out of you quicker that a vacuum cleaner.

 

That person may seem goofy because they are shy but when you talk with them you discover they are very wise. Many of the wisest men and women I have had the privilege to become friends with I at first thought they were are brite as a burnt out light bulb but were very intelligent,caring, respectful, loving and wise.

That person may seem like a snob but in reality is just a loner (just because we are loners does not mean we have mental problems either). I am a loner yet most people consider me very deep, caring and supportive once they get to know me.

Prayer: Please Jesus Rohi (God our Sheppard) guide me towards those who are loving, caring and respectful and away from the life suckers (those who suck the life out of you). I sincerely ask this in the name of He who was open to the loving ones and closed to the lurking wolves 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