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Be blessed. Because we ARE! Amen

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

Hallelujah!!!

wait on The LORD O my soul. Testimonies to God’s glory shall be on your lips, Amen.

And we pray:

Father, Your will be done, Amen

Amen

And after Earth?

So, right kwik…

A job doing great things…making strides. A motor vehicle accident. Stuff ‘accumulated’: wine collection; art collection; automobile collection… So, I ‘thought’ I was ‘dreaming’; almost a decade ago! Still aptly remember my experience…

In my ‘dream’, I had not a single thing but had my memories. That is what I was judged on determining where I was to be.

No days/nights/time; I simply was. My past was reviewed like a film. Your memories are your life!

And we pray:

LORD, we are here on Earth for a purpose. We submit ourselves totally to you, Amen. Use me to bring Your Essence glory; in my everything may Your will be done, Amen.

Know this! Fear The LORD, Amen.

Do you like secrets?

https://youtu.be/raLgyYQ-PrM

It is easy to get trapped when we lose sight of what is important in our lives. The world is filled with traps and temptations, but with faith in the Lord, we can always be saved. He shall carry us if our legs give out, and pluck us from any net. Do not approach Him with fear, but humbly ask Him and He shall answer. That is His promise to us.

And we pray:

Gracious God, what have I done to deserve You? I kneel before You today and all of my days. Forgive me for doubting You at times, for being tempted and pulled into nets, and thank You for getting me out. Although I shall try my best, I ask that You help me avoid future pitfalls and assist me in getting out when I need it. I pray this in honor of my service to You. Amen.

To be blessed! Amen.

A favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.

Hold up!

Can YOU find Earth?

With The Word of The Creator EVERYTHING came to be. We are but an infinitesmal’ly small speck in the grandeur of Creation! Remember this:

‘Time’ – what we are all dealing with. With The Creator, there is no ‘time’, amazingly the story of creation has been written. We live a written role:

An example, in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the statue. Nebuchadnezzar was wondering about the future of his empire. (Daniel notes, “As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come.”) The take-home message of the dream is that his empire isn’t going to last forever. In fact, in the foreseeable future it will be overrun by a rival empire. Daniel’s task, as God’s representative, is to challenge Nebuchadnezzar to accept this fact and humble himself before The “Lord of kings.”

(about the statue that Nebuchadnezzar built) God gave Nebuchadnezzar an inspired dream about a statue made of different materials. The interpretation was that the Babylonian empire (the statue’s head of gold) wouldn’t last forever; instead, it would ultimately be replaced by a kingdom that the “God of Heaven ” would set up. When Nebuchadnezzar first heard Daniel interpret his dream, he was so amazed that he “fell prostrate before” him and “paid him honor.” But now he’s had a change of heart. He makes a statue entirely out of gold, to assert—in the language of the dream, and directly contradicting God’s Word—that his empire will last forever. He gathers provincial officials from all over his empire and demands that they “fall down” and “worship” this statue. (These are exactly the same Aramaic words used to describe what Nebuchadnezzar did for Daniel; the king wants his empire to be on the receiving end this time!)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego tell the king that if their God is able to deliver them, He will, but that even if He doesn’t, they won’t serve the Babylonian gods or worship the statue. Their obedience wasn’t conditional on their deliverance. Nebuchadnezzar recognizes this and praises them for being “willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.” … In Daniel’s song of praise in the previous story, he said that “Wisdom and Power” belonged to God. When Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the king acknowledged God as a “revealer of mysteries”—a God of Wisdom. Now he acknowledges that this God has “rescued his servants” and must also be a God of Power. He forbids anyone in his empire to say anything against “the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.” Daniel 3:28

In the book of Revelation when the Apostle John was in prison on the island of Patmos, God showed John His future plans which were addressed to the 7 churches.

God’s plan included the return of Jesus!  God also showed John how Jesus looked in detail.  This made John very scared and fearful of Jesus.  He saw the holiness of Jesus and how Jesus is judge.  John knows how serious sin is and that Jesus will judge sinners.  At the same time, Jesus comforts him and those who have faith in Him. 

John recorded this and everything else God showed him about His future plans in the book of Revelation

So very much crammed into a brief share! Let us pray:

Father LORD, Your Essence is The beginning and the end of all. We are finite. Your Essence created ‘Time’. In Your Presence there is no time, solely existence – Amen. I submit my all at Jesus’ feet. Hallelujah for Your will in my life. Father, wash me with The blood of Jesus, Amen. Forgive and cleanse me, Create in me a new spirit to honor and serve You. In my life, Father I ask that Your will be done, Amen.

In The Presence of The Creator; tears???

Yes! I pondered this for a period, by The grace of My Creator it was brought to my spirit…

Ever ‘missed’ a l/Loved one? Not every believer will make it to The Presence of The Creator…

https://www.openbible.info/topics/who_wont_make_it_to_heaven

Whoever believes in The Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey The Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on them. John 3:36

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter The Kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does The will of My Father Who is in Heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and cast out demons in Your name, and do many mighty works in Your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21-23

So, yes there will be sorrow for those who miss the final call! And yes, God shall quell their tears, Amen.

Jesus said, I am The way, and The truth, and The life. No one comes to The Father except through Me.

The cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.

What must I do to be saved?

In Philippi, Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into jail after some angry slaveowners brought false charges against them (Acts 16:16-21). Despite such treatment, they took the opportunity to pray and sing to the Lord, and the other prisoners listened to them.

Then a sudden earthquake opened all the cells and loosened all the prisoners’ chains. The jailer thought everyone had escaped—and if they had, he would have been executed. Panicking, he drew his sword to kill himself—but Paul stopped him.

In desperation the jailer asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Never missing an opportunity to share the good news, Paul and Silas said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” And that night, as Paul and Silas shared “the word of the Lord,” salvation came to that jailer’s household.

Angels

The Holy Book does not indicate how many angels exist, but each has a clearly defined role. For most Christians, angels are messengers of God, and their work is to deliver warnings, interpret visions, and issue proclamations. But these heavenly creatures are also instruments of God’s will. They conduct God’s will on earth and are active in the chronological succession of events referred to as the end of times. Read more: https://yen.com.gh/117240-names-angels-bible.html

In the Bible there are very many spirits spoken of. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Archangels#:~:text=The%20idea%20of%20seven%20archangels,name%20in%20the%20Bible%20are

Spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3 and Proverbs 16:2)

Spirit of bondage (Romans 11:15)

Wounded spirit (Proverbs 18:14)

Evil spirit (1 Samuel 16:14)

Unclean spirit (Matt. 12:43, Zech. 13:2, Mark 5:2-20)

Spirit of slumber (Romans 11:8)

Spirit of deep sleep (Isaiah 29:10)

Spirit of your mind (Eph.4:23)

Spirit of anti-Christ (1 John 4:3)

Spirit of error (1 John 4:6)

Hasty spirit (Prov. 14:29)

Broken spirit (Prov. 15:13, Prov. 17:22)

Haughty spirit (Prov. 16:13)

Spirit of disobedience (Eph. 2:2)

Spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

Lying spirit (1 Kings 22:21-23 sent to 4oo prophets in verse 6.)
(Imagine that…ONE lying spirit caused 400 prophets to lie!)

Spirit of whoredoms (Hosea 4:12)

Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16)

Spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-17)

Seducing Spirit (1 Timothy 4:1)

Holy Spirit (Mentioned throughout the Bible)

Spirit of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of wisdom and understanding (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of counsel and might (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Eph.1:17)

Spirit of truth (1 John 4:6)

Faithful spirit (Proverbs 11:13)

Humble spirit (Proverbs 16:19)

An excellent spirit (Proverbs 17:27)

Spirit of judgement and burning (Isaiah 4:4)

Spirit of grace and supplication (Zech. 4:4)

Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:5)
Spirit of jealousy (of man: Numbers 5:14)

Spirit of jealousy (of God, for he is a jealous God: Deut. 4:24 and Deut. 29:20)

Fire Spirits (Psalm 104:4) – This is the first time in the Bible that angels are referred to as fire/flaming spirits. There are two very similar beliefs in fire spirits from other cultures. The Cherokee worshiped the creator Yahowah as the Elder Fires. They believe that he is three, yet they worship him as one. In Islamic belief, the Djinn are considered to be spirits of smokeless fire similar to evil angels in the Bible.

Familiar Spirits (Leviticus 19:31) – These are the spirits that are consulted by witches and psychics.

Animal Spirits (Ecclesiastes 3:21) – This is the first and only place in the Bible that speaks of animals having a spirit.

The Holy Book does not indicate how many angels exist, but each has a clearly defined role. For most Christians, angels are messengers of God, and their work is to deliver warnings, interpret visions, and issue proclamations. But these heavenly creatures are also instruments of God’s will. They conduct God’s will on earth and are active in the chronological succession of events referred to as the end of times. Read more: https://yen.com.gh/117240-names-angels-bible.html

In the Bible there are very many spirits spoken of. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Archangels#:~:text=The%20idea%20of%20seven%20archangels,name%20in%20the%20Bible%20are

Spirit of heaviness (Isaiah 61:3 and Proverbs 16:2)

Spirit of bondage (Romans 11:15)

Wounded spirit (Proverbs 18:14)

Evil spirit (1 Samuel 16:14)

Unclean spirit (Matt. 12:43, Zech. 13:2, Mark 5:2-20)

Spirit of slumber (Romans 11:8)

Spirit of deep sleep (Isaiah 29:10)

Spirit of your mind (Eph.4:23)

Spirit of anti-Christ (1 John 4:3)

Spirit of error (1 John 4:6)

Hasty spirit (Prov. 14:29)

Broken spirit (Prov. 15:13, Prov. 17:22)

Haughty spirit (Prov. 16:13)

Spirit of disobedience (Eph. 2:2)

Spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

Lying spirit (1 Kings 22:21-23 sent to 4oo prophets in verse 6.)
(Imagine that…ONE lying spirit caused 400 prophets to lie!)

Spirit of whoredoms (Hosea 4:12)

Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16)

Spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:10-17)

Seducing Spirit (1 Timothy 4:1)

Holy Spirit (Mentioned throughout the Bible)

Spirit of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of wisdom and understanding (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of counsel and might (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD (Isaiah 11:2)

Spirit of wisdom and revelation (Eph.1:17)

Spirit of truth (1 John 4:6)

Faithful spirit (Proverbs 11:13)

Humble spirit (Proverbs 16:19)

Think on this…

Once, in life things seemed to fall into my lap. By God’s awesome grace, it was for all, those around me were blessed because I was!

Then, my story was ‘shelved.’ Amazingly it was/is family and friends that carried me in my period of cessation. My thoughts were on David, Job, Jonah, Ruth, Samson… The do not end…

So, right quick – David defeated Goliath. A shepherd in battle!? He was ‘adopted’ into the house of the king. Yet, he had a spear thrown to pin him to the wall, he got away. Was hunted like a deer and had chances to slay Saul…

Job had blessings as he served his Creator and followed The Word of his Creator:

Yet, in The Presence of God, Satan before The Creator pointed at Job and stated that Job only served because he was blessed. God allowed Satan to take all away from Job. Job loses all and questions The Integrity of his Creator. Job even lost his wife after he lost his children and property. Job was blessed even more after his trials.

Jonah served The Creator and did His will. Jonah was directed to preach The Word of God in Nineveh; Jonah ran from God’s Presence that The Wrath of God – The Creator of ALL things could/would befall the people of Nineveh.

Jonah 1:3, “But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish…”

Jonah 1:17, “But the LORD provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights.”

Jonah 2:2, “In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered me. From the depths of the grave I called for help, and you listened to my cry.”

Jonah 3:10, “When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.”

Ruth – was married prior to the son of Naomi and upon his death she refused to leave her mother-in-law. Amazingly, Ruth is an ancestor of Jesus just as David is/was. Remember this:

Are you Called?

And we visit the story of Samson: Samson is one of the most recognizable of the judges who ruled over Israel before the time of the kings. He was a Nazarite, yet broke many rules of the Nazarite vow. God gifted Samson with incredible strength, but he lost his strength when Delilah betrayed him to the Philistines, who blinded and enslaved him. At the end of his life, God restored Samson’s strength.

There is a special calling on our lives, we are j just who and where we are for a reason. This is true. However, Samson was a Nazarite (look them up in Numbers 6) and he had a unique calling that included representing God and His honor to the Philistines. Of course, I am oversimplifying, but you get the point. Samson was no ordinary believer. His ministry was special and he vowed to treat it as such.

Unfortunately, like so many of us, Samson had a self-control problem and he was power hungry in a lot of ways. This caused problems when he chose to flirt with unholy women to act out his unholy passions. I hope you’re paying attention here. This caused problems when he flirted with pride, asserting himself as being in control of how long God would put up with his shenanigans. God gave him specific instructions concerning his ministry, mission, and unique calling, yet he continually tempted the line between God’s presence in his life, and going it alone due to his unrepentant spirit. What began as a foolish game with a foolish woman, with a foolish desire to flex his proverbial and literal muscles actually exhausted his power. When he had played around with his calling one time too many, the Lord had to expose him to the consequences of his actions. The man who was formerly so powerful that no man or even group of men could contain him, fell prey to his own evil passions and became a slave to them.

We must learn from Samson’s story. We must learn to respect God and His divine calling on our lives. We must learn never to trifle with our mission, because God has invested so much in loving, equipping, and commissioning us. He could have allowed us to die in our sins, but he did not!

But Samson’s story is not only about what not to do. Toward the end of our theme chapter, we also see what we must all do who realize we have no power against sin and that we need a miracle of grace when we fall prey to our own lusts. Samson, having taken his lumps for his sin, becoming a blind slave and a mockery, called upon the Lord. He confessed his sins, turned in heart from them, and simply asked for God’s strength to do what he was called to do in the first place. He asked for restoration. God did it! Before Samson died, God restored him to favor, strength in the Holy Ghost, and mission in His service. In one day, Samson was more effective under the power of God than he had been in years frittering away his calling in his own strength.

So as our sin recovery principle states, when The Lord reveals our weaknesses to us, it is our privilege to fall into His Loving arms of mercy and accept His power of grace over our weaknesses. It is then that we will become strong. Be encouraged. God is ready, willing, and available to turn the tides on your sin addiction too. Just surrender to God and watch Him work miracles on your behalf.

Our minds…

Devotees of Christ, Paul urges us to teach all men about the life of Christ. Too many of us are selfish, willing to quietly believe and not get our hands dirty in attempts to make others believe. Paul got his hands dirty and ended up paying with his life. Do you think he regrets any of it now that he is sitting in heaven with God?

And we pray:

Lord in Heaven, I must honor Your commandments and join You in the afterlife. I have been silent too often, Abba Father, unwilling to discuss my faith with You for fear of alienating others or for sounding arrogant. Why would I not share the most precious Loving relationship that I have ever known? I am certainly a fool, forgive me. Today, with this prayer, I ask myself and You, powerful God, to aid me in my journey, and I hope that I can aid others in theirs, on our quest for everlasting life. Amen.

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