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That is foolish.

 Let no one defraud you of your prize [your freedom in Christ and your salvation] by insisting on mock humility and the worship of angels Colossians 2:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Some folks claim they have guardian angles to help them and to protect them. They call upon them and depend upon them.

That is foolish. Yes angels are real.

Yes angels help us.

Yes angels protect us.

But, who do you think is wiser, an an gel or the creator of angles?

So why do you depend upon an angel when you should be dependent upon the Holy Spirit who is supremely wise.

Who do you think can off you better protection, and angel or Jehovah God who created the angels?

Then why do you foolishly depend upon angels for protection? Not only that but if Jehovah tells the angles not to help you do you think they will come to help you because you pray to them?

Worshiping angels is making an idol out of them. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Another danger is that the devils minions can and do disguise themselves as angels of light so if you foolishly depend upon them you will be lead down a trail of disaster while if you depend upon Jehovah who guides you in righteousness because He loves you you will avert a lot of danger.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Bara (The Lord Creator) for blessing me with Your creation of angels to help me but keep me focused on worshiping the creator and not those that He has created. I meekly request this in the name of the co-creator of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

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

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On Whose Terms?

 “But if they do not hear and obey, they will die by the sword [of God’s destructive judgments] And they will die [in ignorance] without [true] knowledge. Job 36:12 Holy Bible Amplified Version

We don’t seem to want to worship a God who’s too big, too authoritative. We seem more comfortable with a deity who’s more manageable.” — Mark Finley

On whose terms do you worship Jehovah?

Most people want to dictate to Jehovah and refuse to listen to His words of guidance.

That is because He dictates that we life a live of sacrifice while we dictate that He serve us not us serve Him. We want to do things our way, which in many cases only leads to hardship and trouble.

Jehovah is better than a horoscope because He knows for certain what the future holds for us.

There is only two options. Option number one is what will happen when we go our own way, disaster.

Option number two: success when we follow His guidance. That does not mean living in a mansion, driving expensive cars while vacationing in the tropics for the winter.

It means a close loving obedient life of service to Him which is rewarded with the most loving relationship possible and a Heavenly home.

Prayer: Please Jesus Hamelech ( Jesus my Lord King ) bless me to always be attentive, understanding and obedient unto Your Divine commands over every aspect of my life because I know You are the wisest of the wise and only desire what is best for me. I meekly request this in Your majestic name. Amen. May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Was Disgusted with Him.

 Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts (armies) lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I have regard for Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you [king of Israel].2 Kings 3:14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

The king of Israel knew Jehovah’s laws and ordinances yet refused to obey them. He openly worshiped that which disgusted Jehovah. When he came to inquire of a man he knew was a prophet of Jehovah the prophet was disgusted with him and refused to even knowledge him.

So too it is to be with us who are of Christ’s family when we meet a wolf in sheep’s clothing that openly defies Christ’s commands and blatantly follows the wicked ones way of life. Even Jesus says that we are to abstain all contact with them.

This is because if we have contact with them they may influence us and draw us away from Christ.

The closer we get to Christ the more we become like Him. Joseph a son of Jehovah.

Another thing is that because we are close with Christ what disgusts Him disgusts us. So, just as these wolves in sheeps clothing disgust Christ so too do they disgust us.

Now if they repent they are to we welcomed back into the brotherhood and sisterhood of saints.

Prayer: Thank You Jehovah Abba (God our Father) for blessing me to walk away from those who reject You and to be disgusted with their behaviour just as You are and to not even acknowledge them less they steer me away from You. I praise You in the name of He who was disgusted with the scribes and pharisee’s for their hypocrisy Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Master of Our Passions

“Oh Lord, become the master of our passions, and the creator of our desires.” R. Marklund

Too many times today I hear elderly parents cry that their children and grandchildren have deserted them. The only time they call is when they want money. They are selfish, arrogant and ungrateful.

Who taught them that?

In Asia they are called Little Emperors and Little Empress’. Their mothers and grandmothers spoiled them rotten when they were children. Now they are lazy, arrogant, ungrateful and selfish. They have nothing to do with their parents and grandparents.

Instead of teaching their children love, respect, caring, sharing, and to be appreciative they taught them to whine until they got what they wanted. That they are so special, that happiness comes only from material things. Then they complain because their children grow up to be disrespectful, greedy, shallow, self centered materialistic brats who shun the parents and grandparents.

Most parents and grandparents spent lavishly on these brats while doing without for themselves.

Now they are poor and in need of help. Their children are cold and cold care less.

The parents and grandparents wail about their fate yet it was they themselves who created these monsters.

I was shocked when I returned to Canada from a ten year hiatus of teaching in China to see with disgust the same scenario repeatedly occurring here.

Being a care giver for my elderly mother I hear the same stories from her friends.

Doing volunteer work in a seniors home it is shocking to see and hear it from the residents the neglect of their children and grandchildren. So many of them have been thrown in there to die and never see their children or grandchildren except on Christmas. Yet, they themselves worshipped their children and grandchildren when they were young and now are abandoned by them. The only time they call is when they want money but if the parents or grandparents want any help the children and grandchildren are “too busy” to help.

Perhaps that is why Jehovah tells us to love Him above all others. It is because He loves us more than anyone could or would. He will never abuse us, leave us nor desert us.                                                          

And Jesus replied to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:37  The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Idols always break the hearts of their worshippers.” C.S.Lewis

Prayer: Please my wonderful Jehovah Heseh (God is love) bless me to always have a heart that is faithful unto You and to worship only You as You are the only one worthy of praise, worship and stewardship. I humbly request this in the name of He who emulates what it is like to be Your Holy child Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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The Motto of Every Christian

 

Behold, for so shall the man be blessed and divinely favored Who fears the Lord [and worships Him with obedience]. Psalm 128:4 Holy Bible Amplified Version

The motto of every Christian is to be: Not me will but Thy will be done my Lord. Joseph a son of Jehovah Be careful.

Do not say this unless you are serious because Christ our King will call you out on it.

If Christ is our King then that means we are His free will servants. Joseph a son of Jehovah

He will take you where you do not want to go and request ( Jesus is respectful He never demands but always asks- sometimes nags) you to obey His voice. I say sometimes He nags because He would not leave me alone until I surrendered to His will. Every time I am glad I did.

“Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience, the bloom on the fruit.” — Rossetti

Through this we will learn to be patient because Jehovah works on His time schedule not ours. During this process He will also be cementing patience in our lives (which we all need). This takes numerous experiences and years to brand int our souls.

Composure will be another attribute He will instill into our being. When things are dive bombing south and every body else is running around like a chicken with their heads cut off we will be composed. This takes numerous experiences and years to brand into our souls.

Indeed, in reflection now, it is humorous to reminisce about how many times I was the chicken until becoming the cool head in hot situations.

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure. Romans 8:25 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) for blessing this humble servant with the privilege of serving such a magnificent King as You all the days pf my life. I sincerly thank you in Your awesome name. Amen

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


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The Lord Favours

The Lord favours those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience] Psalm 147:11Holy Bible Amplified Version

It may not seem like it many times in our walk with Christ that He actually favours us but let us look at it.

When hard times come, and they always do to both those of Christs and those who are not, we have the assurance that the Holy Spirit is there with us to comfort us, strengthen us and guide us through them.

When sorrow comes into our lives, as it always does to everyone from time to time, we have a comforter there who will comfort us, assure us and fill us with Divine love while those in the world do not .

When trials and tribulation comes our way, as it does to everyone from time to time, we have a Divine guide to help us through them while encouraging us and teaching us valuable lessons through them while those in the world do not.

When we go through times of loneliness, as all of us do from time to time, we have a Divine presence there to comfort us and love us while those in the world do not.

And, most importantly, when death comes a knocking at our door, as it does to everyone, we will have an angel to take our hand and escort us to a beautiful Heavenly home while those in the world do not.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh ( God provides ) for the amazing abundant blessings You have daily blessed me with. I am so much in awe, reverence, respect and love with You for Your Heavenly gifts bestowed upon this cherished child of Yours. I exalt You in the name of the greatest gift You have blessed mankind with Jesus Christ. Amen.

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


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Bring Me There

FULLFILLED DESIRES

 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord bestows grace and favour and honour; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Grace is defined as unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification and a virtue coming from God. Virtue is defined as conformity to a standard of right.

Therefore we need the Holy Spirits guidance and power to conform to Jehovahs Divine standard of morals in our lives. This is not a one off experience but rather a moment by moment, day by day experience. It is not anything we can accomplish by ourselves. Our intelligence is very limited compared to Jehovahs infinite wisdom. So we need to constantly depend upon His unlimited wisdom is every aspect of our lives.

To stumble on the little things will cause the big stumble to occur. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Our strength to live such lives is weak compared to the strength the Holy Spirit will instill in us to accomplish this feat. Once we begin to have integrity instilled in us we are not to become complacent and believe we will always have it. Satan is far smarter than us and can quickly strip it away from us. We are not to become arrogant towards others lest it be stripped from us to humble us.

“If I am not [in a state of grace], God bring me there; if I am, God keep me there!” — Joan of Arc

Prayer: Jehovah- Go’el (The Lord is my Redeemer) for Your awesome gift of graceful guidance in every aspect of my life. Thank you for not only forgiving me when I stumble and fall but with Your strong gentle hands lift me up to continue my walk towards the Heavenly home You have graciously prepared for me. I laud You in the name whose graceful sacrifice on the cross made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen

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