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That isn’t the end of it.

RESTLESS HEART

Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in
you …Philippians 2:12-13 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 do not 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, 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 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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You Healed Me.

LOOKING TO HEAVEN

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O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2 New King James Version

It was in my hard times that Jehovah accomplished His greatest work in my life. Joseph- Anthony: Green

At one time there were undesirable traits in me that Jehovah needed to expel from my being before He could use me. They were the most agonizing and difficult times in my life yet I praise Him for them. That may sound crazy but it is true.

Take spitefulness for example. If you crossed me I could be the most evil and cruel soul you have ever encountered. Folks would literally get on their knees and beg me to stop. These needed to be burned away from me before Jehovah could use me which He did. He arranged for some agitators to continuously torment me. I wanted revenge but He told me to stand there and take it. It was more than I could handle so I cried out to Him to bless me with the strength to with stand these attacks which He abundantly did. Through these awful times He taught me to depend upon Him for strength.

The flip side of the coin was when Jehovah extracted His vengeance upon my tormentors which He arranged for me to witness. When His justice was preformed in my site a small quiet voice said to me:” Seek not revenge but leave vengeance in the hands of the Lord for He knows how to perform true justice.” When I saw the Lords vengeance I was terrified of it. Through this process I learned to depend upon Jehovah for strength and for His divine justice to be executed (yes it is okay for Christians to call upon the Lord for justice to be done unto those who have wronged us).

This is but one example of how He burned off the dross of stubbornness, independence, and spitefulness in my life. Burning off the dross is what they do to metal to make it pure. It is put through a furnace and the useless stuff is melted away to leave a pure metal.

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

Jehovah puts us all through the furnace of afflictions to burn off our undesirable qualities to make us pure in His eyes. That does not mean we are perfect. It means our hearts bodies and minds belong to Him and Him alone. Through this process He healed me of a lot deep hurt and anger that was in my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Anonymous

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-M’Kaddesh (The Lord is my Sanctifier) for blessing me with crucifying anything that was worshiped above You in my life and for the blessing of burning off of the dross of all things that impeded my growth into the holy child You have intended for me to be. I exalt You in the name of Your most holy son Jesus Christ. Amen.

May you be blessed in abundance with Jehovahs Devine love, peace and joy today and every day.

 


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Joy to the Heart.

The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8 New International Version

Precepts: a rule that says how people should behave Merriam Webster Dictionary

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The laws of Jehovah are right and they bring joy to our hearts when we are obedient unto them. This is because there is no doubt or guilt about our actions. He guides us in our interactions with others. This is all encompassing including our families, classmates, co-workers and everybody else in society. When we ask for Divine action in every aspect of our community He guides us in the proper etiquette to be taken.

The benefits of this are that there is a lot of peace in our lives instead of hate, resentment, bitterness anger and self pity. There is a lot less depression in our lives because we have the gentle strong love of Christ saturating our hearts blessing us with Divine peace. There is a lot less confusion in our lives because He guides us with Holy inspiration which is the ultimate in Holy Guidance.

As well, they bring us into closer communion with Him.

When we begin to obey Jehovahs commands in every aspect of our lives with our relationship with Him He opens our eyes to the right path to take in every aspect of our lives that is pleasing unto Him. He guides us in how to obey him, how to worship Him and how to love Him.

Radiant: having or showing an attractive quality of happiness, love, health, etc.  Merriam Webster Dictionary

The end result in this is a life filled with love, joy, mental and physical health (yes we suffer health problems just like those in the world but we have the rock solid foundation of His love, joy and wisdom in or hearts which emulates unto others) gracefulness, meekness and humbleness. This quality is rewarded with bringing in others who are receptive to desiring such a Heavenly relationship in their lives.

BEAUTY

When we have the glow of Jehovahs love in our hearts we emit a glowing love for the dark world to see. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for Your amazing wisdom that creates a heart that blossoms with peace, love and joy in my life and in our eternal loving relationship. I exalt You in the name of my most Beloved big brother Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the love, joy and peace of Jesus bless you today and every day.


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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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I will Behave Wisely.

I will behave wisely. Psalm 101:2 New King James Version

wisdom: knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life, knowledge of what is proper or reasonable: good sense or judgment. Merriam Webster Dictionary

It says in the Bible that one of the signs of pre-tribulation is that knowledge will increase but wisdom will decrease. I believe that we are seeing that all over the world today.

Now how is a Christian to attain Godly wisdom? The first step is to begin with prayer. We should pray every day for Jehovah to bless us with wisdom. Then we wait. Just because we pray for something does not mean Jehovah will bless us with it immediately.

When the time is right Jehovah will bless you with the wisdom me need. It may come from daily Bible reading (which is as important to a Christian as daily prayer which is more important than the breath in our lungs), it may come from a wise Christian mentor either in our fellowship or from listening to on line sermons like on sermonaudio.com (my preference is Charles Spurgeon or Allister Begg) or from reading or listening to them on line Christian books ( I like to go to christianaudio.com, and openlibrary.org).

FALL COLOURS ALONG COUNTRY TRAIL

If you need Christian counseling may I suggest you go to Focus on the Family (in Canada and the United States).

Can you think of any place else you can attain wisdom?

Now sometimes the wisdom shared will be hard for you to swallow. Again take it to Jehovah in prayer and He will bless you with the strength to obey the wisdom shared with you. Following this course in your life will prevent a lot of grief, suffering and hardship.

Jehovah is not only the best councilor you need in every aspect of your life, He is the only one you need. Joseph- Anthony: Green

You do not need a physiatrist who spews politically correct rubbish or pumps you full of drugs, nor to listen to some quack on TV. I have seen too many follow this course and end up far worse than before they began “treatment”.

 

All you need in every aspect of your life is the never ending wisdom Jehovah longs to abundantly share with you.

Wisdom is having knowledge and putting that knowledge into action. Knowledge comes from experience. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Prayer: Please bless me Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) with Your Divine wisdom to always seek and obey Your wise guidance in every aspect of my life. I humbly request this in the name of Your most obedient Son         Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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He Hears You.

O You who hear prayer. Psalm 65:2 New King James Version

When you pray you are not praying to a dead idol made of wood or metal or some make believe fellow like Santa Claus or to dead souls, like the saints. That is foolishness.

Instead with reverence, love and sincerity pray to the living God whose throne is in Heaven.

He hears your cry when suffering sorrow. He blesses you with answers that give reassurance and healing.

He hears your cry when you need help. He answers with protection and resources to conquer your adversary.

He hears your cry when you are alone and feel dejected. He blesses you with filling you with His Divine love, comfort and encouragement. He hears your cry when you need guidance in your life. He blesses you with resources and guidance councilors to show you the path you must take.

He hears your cry when you are remorseful He not only forgives you but guides you in the proper manner to reconcile with the one you have done wrong. This blesses you with peace in your spirit.

He hears your cry when you need to learn something. He blesses you with wise teachers and mentors that reveal the knowledge you need.    And of course it is with pure delight he hears your song of praise for His love. To Him that is the sweetest song that ever exists. Of course when we are in a loving relationship we delight in sharing with the one we love how much we love them.

He cherishes your prayer of thank you when He blesses you. That is the respectful thing to do is it not? When you help someone does it not feel good when they thank you? How much more than should we thank our Beloved Father in Heaven when He blesses us?

GOD LOVES YOU

You do not need to make an appointment and he is never too busy. Jehovah is always there, Jehovah always cares. Joseph- Anthony: Green

When you continuously continue in a weakness (like being short tempered) He does not become exasperated with you and give up on you. When you honesty are repentant and humbly ask for forgiveness He will forgive you and thousand times a thousand.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Heseh (God is love) for being such a loving Father to this cherished child of Yours. Thank you for Your blessings of Your Hoy love, strength, wisdom, comfort and encouragement as Your never end provisions. I praise You in the name of Your most special blessing Your Holy Son Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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We Have Been Sanctified

We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10-10 New King James Version         

Sanctified: to set apart to a sacred purpose or to religious use. Merriam- Webster Dictionary

When we accept Christ’s sacrifice of His precious blood to gain entry into Jehovahs Kingdom we become sanctified.

This means we walk away from all worldly desires such as self centeredness, selfishness, arrogance, and disrespect to name a few and dedicate ourselves to being servants of our Heavenly King Jesus Christ.

You were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 New King James Version

SERVE THE LORD

Yes we are Christ’s servants and yes He has a specific career for each of us.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand. Ephesians 2:10 New King James Version

So before you accept Christ as your Savior you had better weigh the consequences of it.

It will mean sacrifices which are very difficult. It means you may have to walk away from family and friends (Yes most of your most strongest opposition will come from your family and friends). It may mean the sacrifice of your lifestyle. You may be called to move to another area and even another country.

Your sole devotion is to be unto our Heavenly King. He is to be above everything and everyone else.

For me it meant sacrificing relationships that I was extremely close with. We still have a close relationship but it was difficult for all involved to come to terms that Jesus came first in my life.

And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him. Luke 14:7-29 New King James Version

If you take up the offer but then realize the price is too high and decide to drop out of Christ’s kingdom you will be laughed at for sure.

There is no such thing as accepting Christ’s offer without sacrifice on your behalf.

Those who are misguided believe falsely that once they accept Jesus they just sit back and do nothing  and wait for Him to take them to Heaven are in for a very shocking revelation come Judgment Day.

Prayer: Thank youJehovah Ezer (The LORD our Helper) for blessing me with Your Divine help and strength to be an obedient child of Yours when it was difficult to do so. I praise You in the name of He who preformed the most difficult taks on the cross for my sake Jesus Christ. Amen.

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