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Things Which Have Been Confined.

 

‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish. Jeremiah 33:3 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

When we ask of Jehovah to open our eyes to revelations and His awesome magnificence of boy does He deliver.

He has pulled back the curtain to reveal amazing things in His creation which reveal His awesome beauty and attributes. The world does not see these things because they are in the material world. It constantly amazes me both what He shows me and that those around me do not see them.

The Lord blesses me with insight to the events that are unraveling around us and their significance. When I try to explain it to those walking in the world they believe me to be absurd. It astounds me that they cannot see what is so obvious. Many times it is if they are in a different dimension that me.

It is so wonderful to meet one who walks with Christ and that we see these same things. It is some of the greatest conversations I have ever enjoyed. It is as if we cannot stop talking about them and sharing them with each other.

Do not be shocked when you try to speak of Jehovahs incredible revelations He has blessed you with and those around you cannot see them nor understand them.

A great way to illustrate this is when I came home from serving the Lord in Asia and tried to explain what it was like living in a different culture that thinks differently than us. At first they all laughed at me and said that was nonsense. Then a few months later it became headline news ( of course one of the things I am referring to is the ghost cities that dotted the land around where I lived).

So too it is with those who are not of Christs. It is foolishness to them and absurd.

Those of us that are Christ centered in our thinking have revelations that are absurd to the world Joseph son of Jehovah

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Kabodhi ( The Lord my Glory) for revealing Your magnificent glory to me and for communicating Your awesome wisdom to me. I extol Thee in the name of my glorious King Christ Jesus. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass 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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It Will be Given to You.

LOOKING TO HEAVEN

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38

I can’t, but God can.”

Father, how we need patience, and faith that in the end all will be well, because of Jesus. Amen.

“The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV)

My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins. — James 5:19-20 New International Version

 

“The call to commitment is a call not to add something more to your already busy schedule, but to let go of some things that prevent you from experiencing the joy of the Lord in service.” “Stewardship is everything we do after we say, I believe.” pastor C. Neil Strait

Allow these verses and quotes to sink into your mind and heart.

Write them down and reflect upon them throughout the day.

Pray for wisdom to allow Jehovah to guide you financially, spiritually and mentally so that You will be open to His divine guidance in Your daily decisions.

It constantly amazes me how he works not only in my daily life but in guiding me to fulfill His ultimate purpose in my life.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Shammah (God is present) open my mind, body and spirit to Your divine revelation for Your purpose in my life. I humbly beseech You in the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Who Works In You.

HE HAS THE WORK PREPARED

For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12   New King James Version                                   

I believe we all have that time in our lives when we ask the question: why am I here? 

                                                                                        

Some go off on stupid treasure hunts for the meaning of life without God.

It will never be found.                                                                                    

When we sincerely request of our Lord what His mission is in our lives He will slowly (it may take years, it may take decades. For me I served Him in many capacities over thirty decades. Each service was preparing me for a bigger one he had in store for me) reveal it to us.                         

Do not forget that Moses was tending sheep in the wilderness for forty years before he received his calling In that time he learned how to tend sheep which was preparing him to be the Sheppard for the Israelites.           

It is in a long slow process that both our obedience and our faith grows stronger. 

                                                                                                  

One feeds the other.                                                                                        

As we obey and step out into the unknown having little faith, Jehovah reveals He is there to guide us. This builds our faith which prepares us for even greater challenges in which we are obedient to His next calling in our lives.                                                                                                      

Once this occurs we understand Gods divine providence for our being here which brings true satisfaction to our lives which is a great blessing.                                           

“It is a vain thought to flee from the work that God appoints us, for the sake of finding a greater blessing, instead of seeking it where alone it is to be found – in loving obedience.”  George Eliot

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shammah (God is present) for being there to constantly guide me on the divine path You have prepared for me to travel in my obedient humble service to You which ultimately leads to the Heavenly home You have graciously prepared for me from before time began. I humbly thank you in the name of my gentle but strong Sheppard Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                                                                            

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


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Here Are the Two Keys.

Here is the first keyconcerning the rapture and those who come after it: “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation Revelation 7:14 New International Version

A gentle loving caress

 

The two important words

In the Old Testament Noah and his family entered into the ark to be brought out of the flood that destroyed the world. Lot and his family where brought out of Sodom before it was destroyed. The Israelites who came out of Jerusalem did not suffer the fate of those who stayed when the Babylonians destroyed it .

So if the tribulation is to be punishment for those who reject Christ does it not make sense we are to be brought out of the tribulation?

Now some people point to the sheaves in Revelation fourteen. If the Christians have been raptured then how will the people hear the word of Christ and accept Him?

Here is the second key to unlock the mystery:  I believe that God will send angels to proclaim Jesus to give the people one last
chance.
Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. ”
Revelation 14:6-7 New International Version

Prayer: Jesus Immanuel (God amongst us) I, with deepest anticipation, look forward to enjoying Your loving companionship in eternity that our beloved Father has so generously prepared for us in advance. I thank you for this wonderful privilege in Your loving name. Amen.

 

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

 


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Twice a Day Every Day

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to allthat is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and thenthou shalt have good success. Joshua 1:8 Authorized King James Version

FOLLOW YOUR WAYS

For me, the most important morning regime that occurs is asking our Beloved to reveal to me what he has to say for me for that day (which of course he does when we take the time to read the Bible).

As He honours our request and reveals His guidance for that day, it is written down, prayed about, meditated upon and carried with me.

Whenever problems arise throughout the day the same process is repeated (what is that, are you ashamed to be seen reading your Bible? Why would you be ashamed because of what others think? Who is more important: Jehovah or others {especially ones we do not even know}?) If people ask me what I am doing I gracefully explain it to them. If they are interested in talking about Jesus we go from there. If they are not they are asked to be respectful and leave me alone. Then I ignore them and return to what I was doing.

At the end of the day the days events are reflected upon by Jehovah in me in a relaxed conversation. I speak audibly to Him and He speaks in my mind.

Being prosperous does not necessarily indicate material wealth.

To me it means more of a closer fellowship with our beloved which is greatly more valued than mere trinkets that foolishly pass for wealth.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) for Your wonderfully enriching word the guides us, rebukes us, heals us and encourages us in our relationship and service to You.In deep appreciation I give thanks in the name of the wisest teacher of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Do We Have It Wrong?

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:1-2 Authorized King James Version

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How many people believe that after the final judgment those who are in Christ will be taken to Heaven to live with Jesus for eternity?

However, the Book of Revelation states that a new Heaven and earth will descend down.

Now God destroyed the world in the flood and created a new one then didn’t He?

Then could this be a second cleansing of the earth by fire be the final one?

As well we will not be a spiritual being but rather a physical being with a spirit dwelling within us.

We will not be playing harps on clouds either.

Just as God gave Adam a job to do in the original paradise, so too will each of us have a specific job to do in the new paradise.

Prayer: Oh thank You gracious and loving Jehovah Jireh (God the creator) for having created such a awesome home for us to live with You for eternity. I give adulation for this incredible gift in the name of He who is the key to entry Jesus Christ. Amen.

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