A ‘Jealous’ God?

In my distress I prayed to the Lord and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” — Psalm 118:5-9 (NLT)

Share with each other any actions you believe God would like you to take. Pray together, asking God for boldness and strength. Spend time asking God for natural opportunities to share your faith with those around you. Then be alert, God will bring people across your path and present you with opportunities to help others and to tell then about Jesus.

This I received and wanted to share. It is worth taking a minute to allow it to sit in your Spirit.

The people of God have a His-story to relate. I was reading in Psalms of how The LORD is to be blessed for the victory of His people. Pointedly, it refers to a refusal/restriction of the progression to our goals. Let us go over, real brief, what this is about: striking down. The whole country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the Jabbok, was possessed by the Amorites, whose king, Sihon, refused to permit the Israelites to pass through his territory and put his army in array against them. The Israelites went forth against him to battle, and gained a complete victory. The Amorites were defeated; Sihon, his sons, and all his people were smitten with the sword, his walled towns were captured, and the entire country of the Amorites was taken possession of by the Israelites. Numbers 21:21-30 ; Deuteronomy 2:24-37

The country from the Jabbok to Hermon was at this time ruled by Og, the last of the Rephaim. He also tried to prevent the progress of the Israelites, but was utterly routed, and all his cities and territory fell into the hands of the Israelites.

We have a Psalm (136 to be specific) that refers to this; we read from verse 16: “To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:16-26

This brings many things to mind. We have been promised much — go out and possess! We have not read of a believer who sits still and receives, have we? It was said in the beginning of time; “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die.”

Many things can be said here, many different paths but to stay focused we were created in a lower form of substance. There is God, His Spirit, His Son all one and the same. In reviewing from the old testament we pointed out that The Spirit was here on Earth before Jesus was here. It points out that truly Jesus was sent for a reason. He was sent to stand in for us.

At times, we step in and it is deep. We struggle to catch a breath. The Word hits us. Let me share “But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He came as an example, knowing what He would be up against He stood fast. Actually, at the time of the 3 temptations He was ‘offerered’ a ‘way’ out. He was able to stand firm because He stood in and on The Word. We can review again, but knowing The Word is important. Do you want to be a forward runner? The Word is a way to get grounded. This comes with a good dose of prayer.
Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. When an individual chooses to believe, they are free in deed. (I know what I said ‘both’ in deed and indeed.) Our deeds are led and directed by The Spirit indeed. There may be mild interference, but the message comes through- We are children of the most High.

We know that we have come to know Him if we keep His commands. Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
1 John 2:1-4 paraphrased

The encouragement and advice:
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

The definite: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (KJV)

And we are steadfast in His will for His mercy and wisdom shall be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:22-26

We are blessed with wisdom! Hallelujah!

The encouragement and advice:
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

The definite: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (KJV)

And we are steadfast in His will for His mercy and wisdom shall be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:22-26

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

“Uhh! I think I know just what to do!”
“Hmmm! Is it this way or that???”
“I wish there was someone here to show me exactly what to do…” These statements can go on for eons, but the fair commentary is to turn to God in our times of excellence, and trust in the times of trial it will be a step in fortitude and toward His grace, to be in The LORD Our God. Amen!
We are asked to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” This says so much! Think about it, an awesome way to start each day, each conversation, each act in our lives. Old habits die hard, I am sure we have heard this at least once prior. By God’s grace you are made to be a prince/princess in God’s Kingdom! We were bought with a price, show it! To place it into more distinct terms we are who and what we are by The awesome grace of God!

It is amazing!!! I have been meditating on the way things were and are. God is on The Throne and will always be!!! Everything is as He willed it to be. He is God!!! There is nothing before Him. All is dust. Even angels that are termed the sons of God are His making.
To make it clearer, what is is. For He has willed for it to be.If it is raining struggle to sight a rainbow. There is His will! The beauty of His will. We see a beauty of ‘physics’, light funneled through the prism of crystals in the water. But, what made this ‘wonder’ of physics? Why aren’t there other such wonders? We can go through quite a few I am sure, but The Word tells us where this wonder is from.

A day before The LORD is as a thousand years, and a thousand years but a day. Methuselah almost lived a day in the sight of The LORD. Where and how God is, there is an abscense of time. Our cries for assistance for help do not fall on deaf ears. God hears us, knowing that we need Him is the first step in receiving His will-the good Grace of God.

What is time but a number? To us It is one day closer to our end. Our end here on Earth, the beginning of our existence in eternity. This life is a huge learning table, we are here to learn. I have come to realize that each experience, challenge, hardship, difficulty is a lesson of how not to do it any more. We are blessed! Blessed to be children of The most High God.

Our needs are met when we take them to Him in prayer. We are faced not with flesh and blood but with spiritual forces in places we could handle imagine. The battle for our soul rages on. We are the first to make the decision. “Jesus come into my life.” We say; a whole battle begins. God created our guardian Angels for a reason. There is no limit to Heaven. Look up at the sky- space right? Not as in space, the universe. But I mean untold area to dwell in.

We just discussed a parallel world, a thin veil between. Most are not aware of This, as we discussed; even our ‘secret’ activity is known. When The Word says “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:5 I have to admit that I only recently by The Grace of God knew what that means. “Your Father who sees what is done in secret…” Come again! Your Father who sees what is done in secret! We pointed out, there are no secrets with God, essentially on Earth. Especially in Heaven. Though I try and stay of this subject Lucifer the archangel plied a third of the angels to leave the other realm to create a new kingdom. We can read more about this in The Word. These angels, a good number were cast out from The presence of God.

To have a ‘realm’? We are aware that Earth has limits, to step down from The domain of God is a HUGE step down. Many are not aware of what this meant or means. Limitless to limited? Endless to constraints? A few have been given a glimpse beyond the realm. Many a time, it might not have been shared as it was meant to mean. There is an existence after life on earth. An existence! Life is a lesson! We are learning for something. I will admit that ‘ time wise’ some may have glimpsed for a segment of time, but for those who report the experience, it says there is an existence after Life.

By Tina A. Swain
Rebirth And Rejoice : The Beginner’s Guide, And a Testimony, To Living a Christian Life.

http://www.precious-testimonies.com/General/a-e/BornAgainIndex.htm

http://www.preceptaustin.org/a_testimony_to_gods_grace

Again, there are numerous! Frankly inestimable links. What I am aware of is what I experienced and share.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23,24

In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. Genesis
Genesis 1:1

The two phases were divided, one to support life and one to house THE throne of The LORD. God separated the two, one to house LIFE and one in which immortality is standard

Our prayer when in need: Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies. And hide not Thy face from Thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
Psalm 69:16,17

Been meditating on this “When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers.”
Acts 13: 48

“All who were chosen”? I thought “Before time?” We are on a direct path by God’s awesome, all encompassing grace. We were chosen! I have to say “There are many of stubborn heart who no matter how they hear The Word will deny it.” We are chosen! And not just chosen, but believe The Word and it’s promises!

Why don’t we play a game? Share 5 promises with your Loved ones. They can be from any book in The Word. How about that?

“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
Jeremiah 17:10

We have shared, spoken about our being on a grand stage. To reverse and re-review, we are observed constantly from a different existence. We reviewed that as believers, we each have a guardian Spirit to watch over us. When Jesus fasted, He was the main ‘entertainment’ for spirits in a different plain. He knew the plain and acted accordingly, after the 40 days were over, He was taken to the height from which He was to try The Word of God. “Satan took Jesus to Jerusalem to stand on the temple. There Satan challenged Jesus to throw himself down. Although the exact spot is not given, Josephus recorded that Herod’s royal portico towered 450 feet over the Kedron Valley (Antiquities XV.412).

This was nowhere near the wilderness that Jesus fasted. We must be aware that we fight not against flesh and blood, but spiritual foes in lofty places. We are human, in coming and resisting temptation and being subject to the most despicable ongoing in His being derived, whipped, and hung by nailing on a cross. It blows the mind! But, He did This for you and me! He did not have to, Be in Heaven was the only begotten Son. Yet He came down so many wrungs and served! I will point out that He even washed the disciples feet! Thinkon this. Not only dust, but mud. The roads were not tarred in those days; not only did Hexstep down from a haloed position (to be a part of The Father.) But to be Man!!! Again this totally blows my mind.

If you were asked to step down from your position (especially if you are in the upper echelons) and serve. It would make you…(please finish this.) But, Jesus stepped way down for you and I. A great reason to be grateful. Funny, I was speaking today and I said “I thank God.” I was interrupted and asked “Why would you thank God for that?” The Word says, “Give thanks in all things, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

So we see, in all things we must have gratitude.

But, to return to our discussion, we should not be surprised that Satan quotes scripture. He was there when these were spoken to man, he has had thousands of years to study and know The Word inside out. He attempted to use it in the three temptations.

Having lost the first challenge, Satan appeals to scripture by quoting Psalm 91:11-12. When isolated from other passages, this proposal seems reasonable. If Jesus were God’s Son, then scripture promised to save Him.

Deceptively Satan tried inciting Jesus to test the scripture. Jesus addressed the real issue by quoting another Scripture- Deuteronomy 6:16.
Jesus said to him in response, “On the other hand it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” – Matthew 4:7

We discussed the 3rd temptation that was spoken before Jesus-The Son of God banished Satan who left him be for a season. And folks “Angels came and ministered to Him” Matthew 4:11. So much could have happened. Jesus was in the wilderness, but was taken to the heights in Jerusalem. For the third temptation, much like we discussed, we are on a Spiritual stage. Our lives are an open book. We have discussed Jonah in the whales digestive tract- acid, a mulling, digesting organ, a scarcity of oxygen to breath. Let us read: Most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ accepted the account as true. He said that the people of Nineveh repented of their sins as a consequence of his preaching (Matthew 12:41). He even said:

“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth” (Matthew 12:40).

Thus Christ actually compared Jonah’s experience to His own coming death and resurrection, pointing out the miraculous nature of both. One cannot deny the factuality of Jonah’s experience, therefore, without charging the Lord Jesus Christ with either deception or ignorance, either of which is equivalent to denying His deity.

A MIRACLE

There is little question that the event was a miracle, but this fact certainly does not disprove it! The account, in fact, says as much:

“Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” -Jonah 1:17 (King James Version)
Later it says:

“And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” -Jonah 2:10 (King James Version)
God was certainly able to accomplish this if He wished; to deny the possibility of miracles is atheism. The actual occurrence of this particular miracle is adequately attested by the very fact of its record in the Holy Scriptures, and is doubly confirmed by the testimony of Christ.

Whole animals as large or larger than a man have been found in the stomachs of the sperm whale, the whale shark and the white shark.

To return to our Scripture God examines us inside and out “To reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

Are we being holy? We will discuss the true meaning of ‘holiness’ in the next sharing. But I will leave this here. Continue to be blessed in all your undertakings. Today’s challenge is to pray for two people. Keep it private, if you pray with your spouse; agree on what you pray on, establishing it in Heaven. But two people is the goal for this sharing.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38,39

In reading the book of Samuel, I was blessed with something we have discussed. We are on a stage constantly with an audience. Some of the audience are in our corner and definitely support us. Others not so much so. God created the Universe, nor just the earth. To align all, as we discussed, the earth is so far from the sun that light, heat are in a perfect balance. The Sun is but so far away that we receive its special qualities. Life was made on earth, the perfect place for life. We can go on, but this we have discussed.

To show again that all we ‘think’ and or so is known. Our actions come from thought and our will from pre-conception of the mind. Our acts or decided non action are known. Let us read 1 Samuel when God had stepped away from King Saul due to his management of God’scpwoplw then.
Samuel was instructed to go anoint a person of God’s choosing. He was asked not to dwell on the physical traits possessed by the sons of Jesse. Furthermore, if he were caught announcing a kingvwhilw Saul was still on the seat, he and the new king would have been summarily dismissed from this life. And we read:
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

In sharing this, where is your heart? Or I should ask, what are the desires of your heart? Our hearts desires are known. We might think in going to the gym, outward appearance is key but far more important is our inward selves, our hearts. The brothers of David were husky and built. This, Samuel was directed not to focus on because God knows the heart.

Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

Again, there is so much we consider when we wish to do things, make decisions. But our key example is The LORD who knows the heart.

Lord, we praise You for knowing me in my entirety. Lord, I will to be yours. Touch me and make me whole in Jesus’ name. There is no name above Jesus, Lord, I thank You for sending Him for me.
Father, You know all, cause me to think, feel and act as you have shown in Jesus’ name. You are my all, I thank You for this day and the testimonies that are held within it. Be Glorified in and through me in Jesus’ name, Amen

How do we identify/qualify/know those who are apart from us? Not us? We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 1 Timothy 1 paraphrased. The fruits of The Spirit within us defines and describes us to a “J” in the might name of Jesus. And the fruits of The Spirit are these; love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Move then to lay yourself before the throne always (in the Spirit) as you physically begin to exceed all expectation and even our own goals in Christ. A huge question that was put to me since I have been back, it is very simple in The Lord complex in our human realm. Number 1, is definitely to be with The Lord in the presence of our Father, that has been my goal since day 1. Everything fallscway behind but, realizing

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by The Spirit we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:15 NIV

Ab·ba
ˈäbə/
noun
(in the New Testament) an intimate term for God as Father.

We are born in Love. I know most people can say that they were born in love. Nine months on average and there you were an apple in your parents eye. We are able to call out to God who has adopted us saying Haba Father, Hallelujah for my always through You, in You and with You. My all, I rest in You for I am invited and able. Father hold me close, all that is around me, I place in Your Loving arms. I am 100% Yours. An understanding of who and what I was had broken me, I am in You. Fixed to give You and only You praise, Glory and worship. Father You are my redeemed, I praise You for your words of Love. Without you, I am nothing. Hallelujah for the something You have placed in me. Lord, may I grow in You? My heart is open to you, see my heart and open me with Your forgivess. You are my all Lord in Jesus’ name, Amen

And Paul said to the churches “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 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.”
Phillipians 2:12-15

“It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” This is profound. Let us take it in as such “It is God which worketh in you…” His Spirit is in you. After Jesus, The Spirit was rained on the believers, and in believing now we are blessed with His Spirit, Amen. Thus The Spirit in us moves us to do His good will and give God the joy of seeing His children ‘right’, hallelujah!

We do live in a “crooked and perverse nation”, where each seeks Their own way and will. It is different when we seek and act on and in The will of God.

Profound people! We have His Spirit that resides in us. Be the light that you are, the more you are, people around will tell your testimony for you, and to God be the glory.

I thought we might start something new. You get the verse and tell me what book it is in. It differs from what we did a tad, but this is a sure banker to learn and recite The Word, and it will flow when we need it! “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” That is a 4:13 verse, book? Any takers??? We can do all things by His grace in us. Not some things, but all things in God’s will. So, hold this close people it is an awesome place to start.

To move on just a step;
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now we know in part by faith; then we shall know fully, even as we am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12

This addresses some of our recent discussions. We are fully known it reads. Born in part, but fully. As discussed, we are on a wide open stage. Even in the belly of the whale, while being transported to where He was asked to go in and with his will; Jonah’s heart and experience were fully known. So much so that even half digested, he sought to return to whence he had come and was taught one final lesson (read up on it.) There is much reason to do as The LORD leads.

We are known, yes we might hide stuff from friends, family, colleagues but There is a presence we cannot hide it from!

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success.” — Psalm 118:24-25 (NLT)

As we have discussed, praying as a team is important too. Turn today’s verse into a prayer. As you pray together, thank God for today, then praise Him and rejoice in this new day. Ask God to save you from any difficulties you are currently facing and then pray for Godly success in every area of your life.

This was a song sung at many a church service in Nigeria growing up. The second verse was left out, it was I believe on purpose. This was a song of praise. BUT, praise follows trials, no? More like “Thank You Lord, that is over!” Hallelujah anyone? “Don’t let that old one get you down, just lift up your hands and praise The Lord, Hallelujah anyhow!

I can remember yet another song we would sing in my youth. It started Hallelujah anyhow,
Never, never let your problems get you
down,
When life troubles come your way
Hold your head up high and say “Praise The LORD!”
Hallelujah anyhow.
I was blessed with these verses and thought I would share.

Have you been in The presence of The LORD? I ask this and many might say “I think so.” Others “Definitely yes!” I have to point out that both answers are Kind of correct. We have been in The presence of The LORD.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

Are we gathered to give Him thanks? In all, we should feel a Spirit deep Hallelujah! For all He has done and is doing for you. God is! We have said it, we believe it, let us know it. Our reason is The LORD! Why? “The LORD!” How? “The LORD!” How come? “The LORD!” It should not even take a moment to declare fact!

I am cognisant that many and eye have not yet seen The LORD. Faith, that is what it is about. We can Hebrews 11:1 it! Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Do we experience God each and every day? Then it is testimony time!

Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth; Lord in my heart are so many prayers that have not yet come to lip. Father, hear my pleas for You to stand in the gap for me. You are my testimony. LORD, the words “GOD is with you!” are mine in faith. Father, in Jesus named I pray.
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set You O LORD before them. Selah. Behold, God is mine helper: the LORD is with them that uphold my soul.
Psalm 54:1-4

Even our prayers become prayers for others who hold our hands in the flesh, but more importantly in the Spirit. There is strength in numbers. For needs and wants, share! A prayer offered up is triplicate and said time again, even at the most difficult times to imagine! You have hardships? Share them, an army of soldiers stand on your side.

The co-defendants in this life are scattered, we should bring them together by showing what strength is hidden in them. Agree as touching matters, it is done in Jesus’ name. Bind things, they stand captivated by the ropes of prayer. Loose words and things are set in play in Jesus’ name.

By the grace of God, we are warriors equipped for battle. To remind us we have the armour of God in the Spirit that covers all. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

This latter part is a blessing in disguise! Pray in The Spirit on all occasions, do we remember “Pray always.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
I actually remember a few and we will see that thanksgiving comes with the requests and expectation that even before we ask, we have received.
– Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6

– But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:6

– Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18

– And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22

Colossians 4:2 – Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

– Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

– After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Matthew 6:9-13

– Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3

– Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew 7:7

Faith is a gift! Oh! By God’s grace that we could give it, it is! Believing is the root! We stand blessed and able to know because we see, experience, feel. To be frank, can and do we have such reactions to that which ‘could be’ or is ‘probably there’? We have experienced and know in our hearts and Spirits that God is.

As for God, His way is perfect;
The Word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Psalm 18:30 NKJV
Hallelujah! We need not say more. Just to give praise to The source of our blessings! At times we may go through temptation, we grow thereby and therein. If we view back on life, what we encounter now would have been ‘unthinkable’. Now, we stand in and by His strength. Give God the praise for all, at each time/turn in the road. He will make your paths straight, to His glory. So, learn how to in all and at all times give thanks.

We see in so many places The Word says “Pray Constantly.”; “Give praise in all things.” We have a God who is always right there! He made the world! What tidbits do you have to right? In the beginning God did and saw that it was good. In your life, when you throw the doors open He will do the same in your life and in you. Revelations 3:20

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness. Isaiah 43:18,19

We are told to forget the former things. I look around and see what I had, where I was. A peep of desolation springs up, wait! Hold up!!! “What you had?” I hear. The people of Israel had everything, but they chose to stand wrong, and it was taken. I guess this sharing will be titled “Losses and gains.” Give God the glory! I am sure there are many who join us at this time with all being all but lost.

Lost? Really??? Or taken away waiting for you to realize what God does to make you realize what you had. It is very possible to state that you did not realize how much you had, till you ceased to have. Even then, at the place you stood you were stubborn and did not realize what you had lost or would lose. This might stir some resentment in some, but the truth smarts; doesn’t it? When you had, did you make it a habit to thank God for all?

Let me ask; “Did you in the mornings say “Thank You Jesus!” For what you had???” I will move that along, during the day, Did you give Him (Your Lord and Savior) time in your life? We can stand and realize that we are Christian, just what does that mean? Jesus, the Son of God separated Himself to speak with His Father always, no matter what.
– But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

– Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

-After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. Matthew 14:23

-One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12

-He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:41-44

-So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41-42

It was always a sole part of His life! Let me ask “When did you start praying?” Me bet is if it was when things were good, they would have gotten even better. At this point, I have to point something that was laid on my Spirit. Job, (in The Word) did as He was supposed to and still went through trials that are hard to imagine. His all were lost. Not his faith in God! We have shared on this, but the key is that he never turned from God, even when his ardent supporters suggested that he turn his face, he cursed the day he was born, but would not speak ill of The LORD. To end the question here, regardless of what trials he experienced he stood fast and firm in his faith.

God, do you get it? The creator of all. Perhaps more significant nomenclature-Jehovah Jireh our provider, Jehovah Nissi spoke highly of him. Does God speak highly of you? Perhaps the trials and temptations are to enable you arrive at the next stage in your development. All to the glory of God.

Above, we spoke of Jesus ensuring that He always spoke to The Father. Is and was this your habit? We must be clear, what are your habits? I am hoping that I hear “Prayer is the most important habit I have.” If it is, then pray harder and seek God’s will in and for your life.

To open a box full of important material- Thanksgiving. I am aware that in the Americas we habe a festival called “Thanksgiving.” But, I am referring to your giving thanks. Let us return to The Word and see what it shares about giving thanks. http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thanksgiving-bible-verses/

http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thankful-bible-verses/

Again to save time and room, the like have been shared for your perusal. I am making sure this is not too long with repetition of material that is already out there.

So, two major ‘issues’ we may have neglected Prayer and Thanksgiving. Did the advancement in roll get in your head or under your skin? A huge part is not realizing where you have received what you have. Then, we must be wary that humility goes a far way! We have often shared of Moses and his importance in bringing the Isrealites-The people of God then. Out of Egypt and to The promised land. What was a key attribute of Moses? In losing what we had, we must remember this- “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the Earth.” Numbers 12:3

This is a point that needs to be driven home! Humility, what a central part it plays.

We all struggle with pride in life! Sadly, many of us do not realize the potential that waits for us if we just let go of our pride and move forward in God’s plan. In fact, the Bible goes so far as to warn us that God hates the sin of pride and will discipline the proud! Let us not see ourselves as “wise in our own eyes” but let us become humble and willing to learn from God and others! Memorize these Bible verses about pride to help you focus on being like Jesus Christ, our ultimate example of selflessness who gave Himself on the cross for us!

Many people who struggle with pride also struggle with greed. Study these Bible verses about greed to see how God’s blessings pour out on those who are generous!

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. Galatians 6:4

The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled) Isaiah 2:12

The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth. Isaiah 23:9

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”James 4:6

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches. Jeremiah 9:23

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

I am hoping that we are making a significant impact on some of these ‘little’ things that blossomed into major criteria in our existence. There are keys to living blessed! These are a few of what I was blessed with to share. We will definitely do more. Let us separate ourselves and go pray. A heartfelt, deep prayer for guidance and Foregiveness. So much is laying on this! Lets make it count.

Brethren, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. For with His Spirit within us we are directed as we should go, we live above condemnation through Jesus Christ our Lord. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1 John 3;21,22

The bible flows! Is it not a blessing to pick up the book and be directed on a verse to read and our Spirit is led on? There is no end to studying, knowing and by His grace, acting his word, Amen.

It is actually like hahaha! funny. In his day Goliath was huge. In fact let’s go to the history books and look that up. It can be found in 1 Samuel 17. The Bible says he was a large man who fought as a champion for the Philistine army against God’s people, the Israelites.
Normally, we equate him with a giant, as most Bible translations state that he was over nine feet tall (1 Samuel 17:4, NIV). The Masoretic Text, the Hebrew text that has long been accepted by the Jewish people, states that Goliath’s height was “six cubits and one span.” Taking a cubit to be approximately eighteen inches and a span to equal six, this figures to a height of approximately nine feet, six inches. It seems Goliath may have had some Anakim blood in him (see Deuteronomy 9:2).

There is some disagreement about what the height was exactly. But, he was bigger than the other men on the battlefield. We are getting to our main goal here. I was blessed to read a verse about God giving us what we need, not what we want. There is a fine line between the two.

All ‘giants’ in our life in faith are taken out through faith. Amazingly, we do not need to bear the same ‘weapons’ of warfare. We are soldiers in God’s army adorned with all we need. This leads directly to the war we are thrown into. The war of wills and wants and needs.

One reason we don’t have what we want is that we don’t ask God for it. Yet, another important reason is that our motive is flawed. God’s interest in His children goes far beyond making sure they have pleasure. God is working in us to build strong and courageous men and women of God – fit to rule and serve in His kingdom.

“You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, and you can’t possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” — James 4: 2-3 (NLT)

Time to move our focus away from what we want and trust God for what we need. Time to pray, asking God for insight into where and why we find ourselves where we do.

I in the process of healing was advised to read and learn the contents of Psalm 1 and 2. This I admit escaped my Spirit and I read and re-read them. What a blessing! A note to recite them all the day long. I have to say “Perfect submission, perfect delight…” When we have submitted our all at the feet of our creator His will is done; and we can start living the way He intended.

Not to take it too far back, but Adam and Eve had it made. To awake with all you can eat right there. A HUGE Hallelujah! Right there! I almost want to say at your neck and call; but, then there was no calling for food. They were vegans (yup! I know I have opened a pot of various feelings and emotions here.) I will state FACT, prior to the apple of the knowledge of good and evil being eaten, Man could eat of any tree, plant or produce in the garden. The first animal to be killed was an animal for its hide that was used to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve. Admittedly, we can carry this any one of many directions. But let us see exactly what is said about that:
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. Genesis 3:7 ESV
However, after God comes into the garden, He also makes clothing for them.

And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Genesis 3:21 ESV
This is important as stated “loincloths” we are aware of cultures or traditions of not clothing the top half. This is truly His-story. We at some point started covering the top half and it has become culturally accepted as the ‘norm.’ I will admit that prior to going and reviewing that, I did not know the specifics.

But to focus on the topic of the moment, let us read: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1

There is a way for us to walk! The commandments placed as the tenement of our Father. There is written what exactly will occur, it is like everything a matter of time which to us is ‘limited’. Outside of this Earth there is no time. We have gone over this ad nauseum but there is no time. It is difficult to explain, one place I have read and bring up each time we discuss “time” it reads:

‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With The LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The LORD is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’ 2 Peter 3:8–9

‘Time’ is for us for so many reasons. If and when we walk as we were created to, there is the “learning curve.” We start off slow and low and aim high. I smile as I realize that we aim for Heaven!

So, big question. Being planted by God, what season are you in? Your fruits? I would say let us not ask or say, by Gods grace time and His glory will reveal just what harvest we pulled in. We are not made to be blown away, our foun-da’-shun:

In Hebrew the words for “foundation” are mostly derivatives from yacadh, “to found,” and in Greek two words are used:

one, katabole, of “foundation of the world” (Mark 13:35; 15:34; Luke 11:50; John 17:24, etc.); the other, themelios, of the foundation of a building (Luke 6:48,49; 14:29; Acts 16:26, etc.), in which sense it is also used metaphorically in various connections (Christ the foundation of the church, 1 Corinthians 3:11; or the apostles and prophets the foundation, with Christ as corner-stone, Ephesians 2:20; the foundation of repentance, Hebrews 6:1, etc.). In Psalms 11:3, “if the foundations be destroyed,” the Hebrew word is shath. In Jeremiah 50:15, the Revised Version (British and American) reads “bulwarks” for “foundations”; conversely in Psalms 89:14; 97:2, for the King James Version “habitation,” the Revised Version (British and American) reads “foundation,” and in Isaiah 6:4 for the King James Version “posts,” reads “foundations.”

The verse says so much, just like every verse and passage we have read and will read. So, I will stop here and we will be blessed. God bless you in Jesus’ name, Amen

Jesus said “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.” — John 15:16-17 (NLT)

To share a verse that again means so very much and we should start living it: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

A bit deep today. Just a mild warningvbefore we delve into The Word. Let us proceed:
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in Love, which we have defined: ‘Love never gives up [‘Love is patient’, NIV]
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first”,
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back, But keeps going to the end’ (vv.4–7, MSG).

As Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

“The Greek word for ‘fornication’ (porneia) could include any sexual sin committed after the betrothal contract. …In Biblical usage, ‘fornication’ can mean any sexual congress outside monogamous marriage. It thus includes not only premarital sex, but also adultery, incest, remarriage after un-Biblical divorce, and sexual acts with animals, all of which are explicitly forbidden in the law as given through Moses (Leviticus 20:10-21). Christ expanded the prohibition against adultery to include even sexual lusting (Matthew 5:28).” and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks and we can see thanksgiving as a daily need we can refer to: http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thanksgiving-bible-verses/.

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience, we have been led what we must do to remain within the will of God, The Father of all. Be not ye therefore partakers with them in uncleanliness of Spirit, for ye were in darkness, but now have been exposed to light in the Lord: Therefore, walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:1-7 (paraphrased to The Glory of God.)

Lord, I thank and praise you for your amazing Love for me. Thank you that your Love endures forever. Thank you that your Love is the source of my Love for you and for others. Help me to enjoy your Love today and each day ongoing. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

What I realized is even our thoughts are known. For real, we are observed in our going out and coming in; our thoughts are known! Temptation comes through what we see. Our hearts respond as we will. Now that is saying a lot. When our will is in line with God’s Word, Hallelujah! We are in a position of blessing. To put it mildly- “Blessing Unlimited!” Our wants, needs, desires all taken care of by He who is Love.

So saying this let us see what it says about our thoughts and desires:

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Luke 6:45

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
Proverbs 4:25

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5

We have curtailed just a fraction of the teachings on thoughts which for the most part speaks about what leads to desires. Desires are what we want. Let us take a peek about “desire.”

Psalm 37:4 gives a promise that can often strike us as too good to be true when it says, “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” But it is Scripture, it is given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it is God’s personal promise to each of His children. One of Satan’s greatest and most frequently used lies to believers and unbelievers alike is that God is a cosmic killjoy. In other words, his assertion is that God does not want to give us what we want, and by implication, He will not give us what we want. Therefore, in order for us to get what we want, we would need to go and get it by ourselves, by our own means, by our own power, and by our own ways. Of course, anytime we do this we will come to regret it as we recognize that God’s ways are the best ways and that He tells us not to sin because He doesn’t want us to hurt ourselves or anybody else. Psalm 37:5 gives a complementary truth to verse 4 saying, “Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.” The idea is that God wants us to trust Him by committing the entirety of our lives, desires, and hopes to His care and perfect timing, planning, and giving. He doesn’t want us to do things our own way, walking by sight and human wisdom but rather by faith and the wisdom which only He can supply. As we trust Him, we can be sure that God will do what is good, right, and pure.

We started this out to be a brief diatribe, The Word Lives! We may start of talking about one subject, but by His grace, drift into another. Truth? At times people need it. What we know them to need, The holy Spirit knows all, being led we by His grace hit the nail on the head.

There are many times when people are wrong and drift on without prayer. Stop them! In fact, curtail them by directing a word of prayer. In every situation where there are believers, we should all say a word of prayer. In my impression, this is the way it was and is meant to be.

Alright, a quick word of prayer and we are done.

Father Lord, Hallelujah! There is none like You! Awesome in Holiness and giving in grace. We are subject to You. You created us, we praise You for Your Love. Each second we have, we commit into Your Loving arms. Father, where time does not exist; You are. At times we may ask, we know by Your grace we receive, You know Father- the timing is right. We may ask, we are aware that at times our blessings are held up. Father, it via more reason to thank You, for with a heart of praise Our blessings rain down. Soak me Lord, with Your plenty. Father, where I stand in need of forgiveness-make me whole by Your grace. Thank You Father, I praise and glorify You. Lord, go before me! I pray that in my all, You be glorified in Jesus’ name, Amen

Definitely a promise; and we read:
I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth. We have been witnesses to the fact that He says it and it is: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name, we have a Father Whose name cannot be uttered, we describe Him for What He is. I even steer wrong. In Heaven, there is no male/female. There is beauty, brilliance, peace and wonder.
In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul, Amen.

All the kings of the Earth shall praise Thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of Thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me, Amen.

The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands, we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen
Psalm 138:2-8

Lord, I am lost, let down, don’t know what to think or do. I cannot say I am frustrated, just taken aback by what I just heard. In my life LORD, Your will be done. LORD may I do all to YOUR Glory. I have learned that it is not what I want, but what You desire for me that ends in Your awesome will in my life. LORD I commit myself to you in entirety thoughts, emotions, wants, needs. Touch me LORD, full me LORD. Every vacuum fill with Your Spirit. LORD, grant me YOUR Joy. Fill me with blessings, LORD cause me to radiate YOUR Love. It will in me, no longer be what I want, buyt through YOU, what I need in Jesus’ name, Amen

The LORD is my strength, and He is the saving strength in me His anointed. Save me O LORD, and bless thine inheritance: feed me also with Your Spirit, and lift me up for ever. Psalm 28:8

*Wow! Such a creative way of presenting Jesus!*

*My CV*

*Personal Details*

Name : JESUS CHRIST
Address : Ephesians 1:20
Phone : Romans 10:13
Website : Bible
Keywords : Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus

My name is Jesus – The Christ. Many call me Lord! I’ve sent you my CV because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart. Feel free to read my details below.

*Qualifications*

🔺I founded the earth and established the heavens, (see Proverbs 3:19)

🔺I formed man from the dust of the ground, (see Genesis 2:7)

🔺I breathed into man the breath of life, (see Genesis 2:7)

🔺I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (see Galatians 3:13)

The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant come upon your life through me, (see Galatians 3:14)

*Occupational Background*

🔺I’ve only had one employer, (see Luke 2:49).

🔺I’ve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.

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*Skills and Work Experiences*

Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (see Luke 4:18).

🔺I am a Wonderful Counselor, (see Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (see Proverbs 1:33).

Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (see I John 1:7-9)

*Educational Background*

🔺I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (see Proverbs 2:6).

In me are hidden all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (see Colossians 2:3).

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🔺I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (see Psalms 44:21).

*Major Accomplishments*

🔹I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (see Genesis 1:26).

🔹I laid down my life so that you may live, (see II Corinthians 5:15).

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You can read them on my website, which is located at: http://www.the BIBLE.

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*References*

Believers and followers worldwide will testify to my divine healings, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration, supernatural guidance Bro Shine can testify to that.

*Summary*

Now that you’ve read my CV, I’m confident that I’m the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart.

In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (see Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (see John 6:47).

When can I start? Time is of the essence, (see Hebrews 3:15).
JUST ASK ME TO START FROM YOUR HEART AND I PROMISE TO START IMMEDIATELY.(Rom. 10:9-10)
God bless you all as we invite Lord Jesus into our heart everyday.
🙏🙏🙏

We have been over this before, but a few key things were revealed in my spirit. We do have a calling! Let us read:
After Man was created in the likeness of God “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:15-17

To wander off the beaten path all was created before man. The ‘days’ are periods in creation. Subsequent transLatinos decribed the periods as days. We thus realize dinosaurs of which there is undeniable proof was in the period when the animals of the Earth were created. I am somewhat hesitant to say that as things were being perfected they died off. Now, creation is quite an accomplishment; time as we know it went on. We can look in texts and realize that when they were; man was not yet.

In perfecting things God created more and finally Man was created to work the garden and care for it. We have a function, which today we all accomplish in caring for each other and the Earth. Even though we were tricked out of the position of sole carers of The Earth, we have our functions. Let us fast forward, after the first sin in not following orders for God said of all you see but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you must not eat or you will die.

In the periods before Man, animals did pass away. Amazingly Angels were created to Exist period If the did The will of God, they continued in Heaven. If for some disobedience, they were cast out of His presence. In the garden of Eden, there was the tree of Life. Had Man stayed true to The Word of God, he would have eaten of it. Hallelujah! In God’s Kingdom parallel to this world the streams of water renew life, the fruit sparkle existence. In Psalms it speaks of just what knowledge of God in all His Greatness does.

Man, not knowing of this had not eaten of The tree of Life. What was revealed to me is that knowing from The Bible where the supposed territory of the garden is, there have been many who have sought it for many reasons. In reading, The tree of Life is there. I am want to say that the great flood in the days of Noah would not have affected this area. If we break it down, this was paradise.

But returning to the topic at hand Adam and Eve were made to leave, now with a limit on life. We are made in God’s image. Just as angels were caused to be, we are created in God’s image. A little complex, but within us is us. A permanent fixture just as Angels do not “age”. We grow in knowledge, this I realize. Each day, hopefully to The GLORY of God we learn and gain wisdom. We discover what to do, not do and in doing right, by His Word we are rewarded.
(For reference read https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_of_Eden) In no way did I wrote from there, but it is excellent to have studied scholars describe what they know.

When we think about it, someone was lead to write the book of Genesis, we are aware for the most part the individuals that wrote or were led to pen the other books of The Bible. Amazing that in the new testament, they were encouraging letters penned to the individual ‘Chuches’. Aren’t we blessed to have The Word?

To the woman He said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food
until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”

In our doing, it has been said what we shall do. As things are, we do exactly what was said that we would do. The most blessed thing to realize is that Jesus changed much of that. We are provided for as true believes by The Grace of God.

I will state again in His image we are made. God is a Spirit, we are in His image. It is baffling to see that animals are not made in His image. As hard as it is to say, at home, there are Angels with wings, Cherubim, Seraphim and over all God’s Glory.

What is happiness? We will discuss this, but first what was Man told to do? We will discuss this.

Shy of proclaiming what makes you Special, different, full of hope? Calm in times of turmoil? We in these cases and more! Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
We are filled and overpour, we in Him can ‘season’ others! Share the flavor, you have tasted the hope of The eternal, what an Awesome flavor! It leads us to savour that which we know, but as yet have not seen! Taste on! We cannot wait to drink of the pool of Healing and sup off the fruit of the tree of life which bears its fruit each season! Amen
For we read “Down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:2

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalms 20: 7

The LORD is our strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.
Psalm 28:8

In the New Testament, the writer of Hebrews said, “See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears” (Heb. 12: 16-17). There is clearly a link between Esau’s birthright that he sold and the blessing he missed later in life. Even when his father realised he had blessed Jacob “by mistake,” one would thought that he would regret what he did, but he said, “I have blessed him – yes, and he shall be blessed” (Gen. 27: 33). Words of blessing cannot be withdrawn. Jacob remained blessed and Esau – in despair, cried bitter tears.

Do we sell or share away what we have been blessed with? This is a new dispensation, we need to stand firm and realize what we have. There should in fact be no trending away from our focus! We have a definite focus! And as ‘childish’ as this sounds, it is factual! We have a Heaven sent, always with us reminder of our gifts.

At times we hear about ‘living in the Spirit.’ Not too much to that is there? We have been blessed with The Spirit. There are ways of showing it. Some might speak in tongues, some see ‘revelations’, in face let us break and read the gifts of The Spirit, them we shall return to this sharing. In this we should Galatians 5:22 it, here goes: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

And back to our message, Esau’s experience shows that previous life· decisions and actions can come back to haunt us. Having spurned his birthright, he lost the blessings that went with that birthright also. As Christians we must stay focused in our commitment to God and not blame God or Satan for consequences of wrong decisions and actions that we take; Remember, the decision always lies with us.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I dedicate myself afresh to you today. Help me to be serious with You so that I will not run out of grace. I pray in Jesus’ Holy name, Amen

We just shared “Making a new song unto The LORD.” Not only in it will Hallelujah’s rain forth from our Spirit. I was led once again to a prayer that is awesome in its provision for us in faith. Without carrying on, let us read Psalm 13, a deeply symbolic prayer when we are in need.
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Amazing, Huh? If we think of just what king David underwent, we are struck by how much this is current for us. When in times of difficulty and even in times of plenty raise your eyes, your Spirits to God almighty. I am touched by how ‘current’ this is! Do you have difficulties that have beaten you down? This speaks of The extremes. Yes, we serve a God of extreme goodness, kindness and Love. In faith the blind have seen, the deaf hear, the cripples walk. Is it not your turn?

Turn to The LORD. A God of miracles, Amen! We by His grace shall be made whole. What holds you back??? We are not in a congregation of believers, but at this time, in our own private space and time. Yes, there is an audience. But, more so for us to thank God for our trials, our tribulations.

A HUGE question is where are they from? God, we claim that is You do not hear us, we cry out in anguish for the wrongs that have been done (state them) Lord, as I was ok in You presence, ease this burden, cause it to be taken away. Lord, you suffered for me at cavalry. The whipping, the dehydration, the mocking-Lord they took it all from You. Lord, they tried to take your dignity, but rise You did to a place beyond any thing has ever reached. You have the name above every name, heal me Lord, I pray in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen

One brief share is that Satan in all his beauty and glory (given him by God) appeared to The LORD Jesus after His fast. To behold such beauty! But rather than minister to Him, Satan be an quoting The Scripture. Wrongly, but he did. We speak of being in The Scripture as often and deeply as you can. Even in the human form, The Lord Jesus was in the know. Imagine! Not having eaten or had liquid to drink, on the verge of dementia, He still held fast to what He knew. At times we are struck with much to bear, we need to hold on to The Word.

Do not let beauty ‘disarm’ you, but rather- hold on to what is true! Amen.

Psalm 100 is alive!!! Let’s go over it in Spirit y’all:
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

We have discussed ‘singing’ before The LORD. Hallelujah! This sharing says “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD!” We are set free to worship as we are able, Amen.
Let me hear an Hallelujah! Give Him GLORY! Make a joyful noise! We understand that He is our creator Who made all this! In His displeasure, it would have been ended, but He saw a man (Noah) and his family. They tried to convince others, it did not happen. When the floods came and the sky opened and poured all was vanquished in His will.

We know we came initially from Adam and Eve, but in a sense we are products of Noah and family. Having been led to ponder this, I have attempted to study this.

Sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth
Shem’s name means “name” or “fame”. …
Ham is the forefather of Cush, Egypt, and Put, and of Canaan, whose lands include portions of Africa, Arabia, Syria-Palestine and Mesopotamia. …
Japheth is apparently the youngest son, although his line is given first.
To save time and space, read https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_of_Noah

http://www.bible-history.com/maps/2-table-of-nations.html

Amazing to learn? No? But the question that arises is when was the tower of Babel? Given that the descendants were all of one tongue, it is he leaves that this occurred 400 years later after the flood. We read: https://answersingenesis.org/tower-of-babel/was-the-dispersion-at-babel-a-real-event/
I know I have stated this before, but we are His-story. Will we make a dimple in the fabric of time? We have touched on this; prayed on this point. Let us praise God and realize that it is all connected. One entity created all. It is wise to realize this and know where we stand.
In browsing the book of Revelations the last verses say how it is going to be.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give youa this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”

I was led to see how things will be, I pray in The name of Jesus, that things will be as God has said, as we have read “Nothing shall be added or detracted to The Word of God.” There are penalties, so I sat this with much humility and prayer.
Reading the book of Revelations what it points to is the destruction of the Earth as we know it. The Universe will be destroyed and all in it. We can speculate at what will be. But in truth, we will be in the Spiritual realm and a new Heaven and existence will be where God dwells with all His chosen. It says that in this new realm if there is a tear shed, it will be wiped by God Himself.

The writing of Revelations was through a vision seen. In reading The Word, what is written is by the leading of The Spirit. I personally can make no claims, but in writing; I am unable to pause till it is all out.

In reading Revelations, the fact that we have repeatedly spoken about was made. God created The Universe and placed Earth where Earth was in relation to the other planets. It says so much, we will attempt to break it down. But, notably what we have spoken about in terms of the ‘days’ of creation as we discussed were periods. This is undoubtedly confirmed in Revelations the 16th Chapter verse 18 “Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.” The definition of the period of creation is confirmed in a book at the end of The Word! This also confirms the fact that a force could have acted on Earth before the Garden of Eden when man came to be. All the theories about evolution fall flat. Yes, there could have been creations like Man, but until Man was created there was no Man on Earth. If there were evervan earthquake of this magnitude, it has not been since the dawn of man on Earth.

We have kind of mentioned the way the Universe was created, the alignment of the planets. In reading Revelations, the change in nature suggests when the time comes the Universe will cease to be. We read: “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
It goes on in Revelations 17. A new world order is being set up even now as I write. The crown of the major world power is seen as a force that is to be reckoned with. Things that are not yet will b3. When it is mentioned that a mark will be placed on your forehead or right wrist, it will seem innocuous. If that identification is not possessed, you may not buy or sell, we are fast moving to the point where ID becomes ‘scanable’, presently it is on cards, but it shall be simplified to have the chip placed to allow identification, purchases, buying or selling, even immigration. To come to ‘the land of plenty and ‘peace”, to escape the lands of turmoil, will an identification not be accepted as the moment be identified by a chip that means you belong? Think, I am not writing this because I want to, I am being led to do so.

Even when this was viewed by apostle John, it might have seemed improbable for centuries. Yet, we see tendrils of it’s being come into existence in our time. Read Revelations, all that is written will come to pass.

God is God! The Creator of all! David had a story. It started in faith, got sidetracked by what we deal with everyday. Let me show exactly what I mean. But first the point I am trying to share is found in the book of Revelation to be specific Chapter 22:16 “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”
We spoke of young David, a couple of stones to defeat a warrior? Frankly had not been done. His brothers andcthw people of Is real looked to ‘scrape’ him off the battleground. They must have readied the professional ‘mourners.’ But, we have read how things went, and the victory over the Philistines on that day.

But we turn to the part of his-story, when David was full of himself and gazed over the wall of his palace and saw a woman bathing. Lust? A most definite “Yes!” “I want what I should not have?” How many of us deal with this ‘concept’ on a daily pattern. That job? That rank? That position? The name??? I could go on, but we get the idea. He saw and he wanted, sent for her, seduced her and impregnated her. A big “Whoops!” Her husband was away fighting a battle for Israel, which David was not at! I will point out, The Word explains why; “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”

Her husband was sent for with the hopes that he would sleep with his wife; “Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!” If he had followed the hopes of David a huge pending calamity could have been avoided. But, being that his allies were in the field, he did not go into his spouse but slept outside as was the custom of the day. This man was getting pesky! So, in a fit of an attempt to save his hide, David posted him to a point where the battle was most fierce, “In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.” He died! Whew! David must have thought. But….

It was seen! Everything that was done was seen and known. We follow: “When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.”

We have shared that we are on a stage being watched by both sides. His actions were known, by both sides. One must have felt “Aha! Finally, he has done wrong! Our man Goliath should have ended it all before it began. A cause for celebration- his word had that man killed! About time.” On the other side “It cannot be believed, but…”

God sent a prophet who had recieved knowledge from the “Spectators” in a different realm: “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’”

We see that what is supposedly done in secret is known. To wrap this up, David repented, but The LORD had spoken, and we read: “After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.

On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.”

David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked.
“Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”

Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.”

We see what he did. When wrong, do we seek the Face of God? Or do we hide away and pretend all is right? This story is fast coming to an end, but there is a major point we cannot and should not miss. David had stepped aside from God’s perfect will, but he repented. Yes, we may be so moved to ‘pray away’ the bad in our life, but simply asking for forgiveness and acepting the fruit of our wrongdoing is a key to doing things as God wills.

Bathseba did have another child, can anyone name the child or describe what happened. Moreover, being in the perfect will of God is key to not just success, but good success.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:1-4

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
James 4:10

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. .
Matthew 6:25-33

So, we have shared quite a bit, the homework I will give you is “Meet The LORD, confess your faults, ask Him for forgiveness and invite Him in.” I feel there is a Moses among us! Alleluia! And there are quite a few David’s and Bathseba’s. Our previous lives are no issue in Our salvation! When God lets it go. It is gone!

“Why is that person so relaxed?”
“Did you hear what happened to…” And points.
“If only I had that…”

It seems like they are forever driving piddling holes in a character. Have you “Jesus’ized” today?
😀 There is “Jazzercise”, Aerobics, Yoga, Weight training, Resistanc bands…an endless list!

But how are we in Spiritual weight lifting or weight bearing? Actually, let me ask one question “What makes you, You?”
Conditions might amount to quite a bit, we have been blessed with…”The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Time to connect with The Lord. Lost a job? Got laid off? Challenged? Pray!!! And…
“…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6

His will?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

And we learn a few things:
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3

We can break this down, there are blessings, but there are rules. You want to be blessed? No problem at all! To be blessed, do… And do not… Then you will be blessed to realms that surpass your understanding.
Ephesians 1:3 says that we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ. What are these spiritual blessings, and what do they do for us? Contrary to some beliefs, they are not some mysterious power or cosmic connection reserved for a select few. They are the key benefits of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

The word blessing in Ephesians 1:3 is a translation of the Greek word eulogy,and it means “to speak well of.” Since God is the one acting in this verse, we can say that God has spoken good things about us, or pronounced good things for our benefit. The good things that God has decreed for us are probably beyond our ability to number, but we can outline a few by looking at the verses that follow the statement (Ephesians 1:4–13).
The first blessing listed is the election as saints. Ephesians 1:4 says that He has “chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” God has chosen to make us holy and blameless, and all because of His love, His good pleasure, and His grace (verses 5–6). What a blessing, that “even when we were dead in sins” (Ephesians 2:5), God chose to extend His grace to us and offer us salvation. This is even more amazing when we realize that He made that decision before sin even entered into the world.

We have been chosen! We were chosen before the foundation of the World. The difficult thing to understand is “Why do some people insist on ‘not believing’, can we state that we, not them were chosen? God created Man for a purpose, we were selected before time. God had plans for Man, but they stepped off the carpet, and things changed. We were created not to die, and if we ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we would surely die. We were like all Spirit, we were the cause of limits to being alive. Not ‘living’. A bit confusing, the body dies, “dust to dust…” But the Spirit goes on. Where do you want to be in the Spirit?

We read above about “…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Ok, I will step quickly aside, if there is untold amounts of Living water. There is a place where there is none. Contrary, no water, no joy, no Love…Nothing good. Choices! “I wish I listened, had paid more attention…” Well, I am sharing now! You can make the decision.

Much earlier, I described it as throwing the dice. It is not so ‘tricky’, what side will you be on? It comes down to you and what you decision!

Let us pray, right quick. And may God be Glorified. Just a few seconds: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. We are done.
– Psalms 19:14

Let us pray: We by the awesome grace of The LORD are becoming prayer warriors! Pick up your shield and stand firm! Your sword in your dominant hand! Hallelujah!
“Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him alone, and I am helped, Amen. In His grandeur, my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. For He has put a song in my heart to sing! And now I can shout Alleluia! When we are down Jesus lifts us up! We stand in Him! Glory Alleluia!
The LORD is my strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.

And we pray: Save thy people, and bless Thine inheritance O LORD our God! Feed us with the exuberance of Your Glory LORD, and lift ud up for ever. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen
Psalm 28 paraphrased
Be blessed and have a testimony filled day!

And Jesus said to His disciples: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
‭‭John‬ ‭9:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/jhn.9.4-5.kjv

Good morning folks. We shall have a testimony filled day in Jesus’ name, Amen
Let us follow what was shared by king David of who’s familial lineage is the human form of our Lord Jesus!
We should remember that king David was blessed beyond measure by simply following The will of God. My challenge today is to read and remember how he stepped afoul of the boundaries set, but came back in line with The will of God.

May the LORD answer us when we are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. Amen
May He send you help from The sanctuary and grant you support from His throne.
May He remember all your sacrifices and accept your thanks and desire to serve Him.
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. To this we say a definite “And so may it be” in The Name of He who conqured death and changed the course and curse of His-story!
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. For He has placed a song in our hearts to sing and now we can sing and shout Hallelujah! For Jesus lifted us! O Glory Hallelujah God our Father, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit have restructured the essence of our Lives.
May the LORD grant all your requests. Amen!
Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to His anointed, of which we are!
He answers His annointed from His Heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of His right hand.
For some may trust in man made and concocted paraphenalia, some in might and strength, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. For in His arms we take refuge.
Those who trust in their own stregth are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm in Jesus, our Lord, Amen!
So let us get praising and thanking! Have a blessed day, Amen

Psalm 20 paraphrased by God’s grace.In my distress I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me. I will look in triumph at those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” — Psalm 118:5-9 (NLT)

Share with each other any actions you believe God would like you to take. Pray together, asking God for boldness and strength. Spend time asking God for natural opportunities to share your faith with those around you. Then be alert, God will bring people across your path and present you with opportunities to help others and to tell then about Jesus.

This I received and wanted to share. It is worth taking a minute to allow it to sit in your Spirit.

The people of God have a His-story to relate. I was reading in Psalms of how The LORD is to be blessed for the victory of His people. Pointedly, it refers to a refusal/restriction of the progression to our goals. Let us go over real brief what this is about: striking down. The whole country on the east of Jordan, from the Arnon to the Jabbok, was possessed by the Amorites, whose king, Sihon, refused to permit the Israelites to pass through his territory, and put his army in array against them. The Israelites went forth against him to battle, and gained a complete victory. The Amorites were defeated; Sihon, his sons, and all his people were smitten with the sword, his walled towns were captured, and the entire country of the Amorites was taken possession of by the Israelites ( Numbers 21:21-30 ; Deuteronomy 2:24-37 ).

The country from the Jabbok to Hermon was at this time ruled by Og, the last of the Rephaim. He also tried to prevent the progress of the Israelites, but was utterly routed, and all his cities and territory fell into the hands of the Israelites

We have a Psalm (136 to be specific) that refers to this; we read from v16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever. Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 136:16-26

This brings many things to mind. We have been promised much-go out and possess! We have mot read of a believer who sits still and receives, have we? It was said in the beginning of time; “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die.”

Many things can be said here many different paths but to stay focused we were created in a lower form of substance. There is God, His Spirit, His Son all one and the same. In reviewing from the old testament we pointed out that The Spirit was here on Earth before Jesus was here. It points out that truly Jesus was sent for a reason. He was sent to stand in for us.

At times, we step in and it is deep. We struggle to catch a breath. The Word hits us. Let me share “But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He came as an example, knowing what He would be up against He stood fast. Actually, at the time of the 3 temptations He was ‘offerered’ a ‘way’ out. He was able to stand firm because He stood in and on The Word. We can review again, but knowing The Word is important. Do you want to be a forward runner? The Word is a way to get grounded. This comes with a good dose of prayer.
Jesus is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. When an individual chooses to believe, they are free in deed. (I know what I said ‘both’ in deed and indeed.) Our deeds are led and directed by The Spirit indeed. There may be mild interference, but the message comes through- We are children of the most High.

We know that we have come to know Him if we keep His commands. Whoever says, “I know Him,” but does not do what He commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.
1 John 2:1-4 paraphrased

The encouragement and advice:
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

The definite: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (KJV)

And we are steadfast in His will for His mercy and wisdom shall be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:22-26

We are blessed with wisdom! Hallelujah!

The encouragement and advice:
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

The definite: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (KJV)

And we are steadfast in His will for His mercy and wisdom shall be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:22-26

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

“Uhh! I think I know just what to do!”
“Hmmm! Is it this way or that???”
“I wish there was someone here to show me exactly what to do…” These statements can go on for eons, but the fair commentary is to turn to God in our times of excellence, and trust in the times of trial it will be a step in fortitude and toward His grace, to be in The LORD Our God. Amen!
We are asked to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” This says so much! Think about it, an awesome way to start each day, each conversation, each act in our lives. Old habits die hard, I am sure we have heard this at least once prior. By God’s grace you are made to be a prince/princess in God’s Kingdom! We were bought with a price, show it! To place it into more distinct terms we are who and what we are by The awesome grace of God!

It is amazing!!! I have been meditating on the way things were and are. God is on The Throne and will always be!!! Everything is as He willed it to be. He is God!!! There is nothing before Him. All is dust. Even angels that are termed the sons of God are His making.
To make it clearer, what is is. For He has willed for it to be.If it is raining struggle to sight a rainbow. There is His will! The beauty of His will. We see a beauty of ‘physics’, light funneled through the prism of crystals in the water. But, what made this ‘wonder’ of physics? Why aren’t there other such wonders? We can go through quite a few I am sure, but The Word tells us where this wonder is from.

A day before The LORD is as a thousand years, and a thousand years but a day. Methuselah almost lived a day in the sight of The LORD. Where and how God is, there is an abscense of time. Our cries for assistance for help do not fall on deaf ears. God hears us, knowing that we need Him is the first step in receiving His will-the good Grace of God.

What is time but a number? To us It is one day closer to our end. Our end here on Earth, the beginning of our existence in eternity. This life is a huge learning table, we are here to learn. I have come to realize that each experience, challenge, hardship, difficulty is a lesson of how not to do it any more. We are blessed! Blessed to be children of The most High God.

Our needs are met when we take them to Him in prayer. We are faced not with flesh and blood but with spiritual forces in places we could handle imagine. The battle for our soul rages on. We are the first to make the decision. “Jesus come into my life.” We say; a whole battle begins. God created our guardian Angels for a reason. There is no limit to Heaven. Look up at the sky- space right? Not as in space, the universe. But I mean untold area to dwell in.

We just discussed a parallel world, a thin veil between. Most are not aware of This, as we discussed; even our ‘secret’ activity is known. When The Word says “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Matthew 6:5 I have to admit that I only recently by The Grace of God knew what that means. “Your Father who sees what is done in secret…” Come again! Your Father who sees what is done in secret! We pointed out, there are no secrets with God, essentially on Earth. Especially in Heaven. Though I try and stay of this subject Lucifer the archangel plied a third of the angels to leave the other realm to create a new kingdom. We can read more about this in The Word. These angels, a good number were cast out from The presence of God.

To have a ‘realm’? We are aware that Earth has limits, to step down from The domain of God is a HUGE step down. Many are not aware of what this meant or means. Limitless to limited? Endless to constraints? A few have been given a glimpse beyond the realm. Many a time, it might not have been shared as it was meant to mean. There is an existence after life on earth. An existence! Life is a lesson! We are learning for something. I will admit that ‘ time wise’ some may have glimpsed for a segment of time, but for those who report the experience, it says there is an existence after Life.

By Tina A. Swain
Rebirth And Rejoice : The Beginner’s Guide, And a Testimony, To Living a Christian Life.

http://www.precious-testimonies.com/General/a-e/BornAgainIndex.htm

http://www.preceptaustin.org/a_testimony_to_gods_grace

Again, there are numerous! Frankly inestimable links. What I am aware of is what I experienced and share.
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:23,24

In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. Genesis
Genesis 1:1

The two phases were divided, one to support life and one to house THE throne of The LORD. God separated the two, one to house LIFE and one in which immortality is standard

Our prayer when in need: Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of Thy tender mercies. And hide not Thy face from Thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
Psalm 69:16,17

Been meditating on this “When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers.”
Acts 13: 48

“All who were chosen”? I thought “Before time?” We are on a direct path by God’s awesome, all encompassing grace. We were chosen! I have to say “There are many of stubborn heart who no matter how they hear The Word will deny it.” We are chosen! And not just chosen, but believe The Word and it’s promises!

Why don’t we play a game? Share 5 promises with your Loved ones. They can be from any book in The Word. How about that?

“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
Jeremiah 17:10

We have shared, spoken about our being on a grand stage. To reverse and re-review, we are observed constantly from a different existence. We reviewed that as believers, we each have a guardian Spirit to watch over us. When Jesus fasted, He was the main ‘entertainment’ for spirits in a different plain. He knew the plain and acted accordingly, after the 40 days were over, He was taken to the height from which He was to try The Word of God. “Satan took Jesus to Jerusalem to stand on the temple. There Satan challenged Jesus to throw himself down. Although the exact spot is not given, Josephus recorded that Herod’s royal portico towered 450 feet over the Kedron Valley (Antiquities XV.412).

This was nowhere near the wilderness that Jesus fasted. We must be aware that we fight not against flesh and blood, but spiritual foes in lofty places. We are human, in coming and resisting temptation and being subject to the most despicable ongoing in His being derived, whipped, and hung by nailing on a cross. It blows the mind! But, He did This for you and me! He did not have to, Be in Heaven was the only begotten Son. Yet He came down so many wrungs and served! I will point out that He even washed the disciples feet! Thinkon this. Not only dust, but mud. The roads were not tarred in those days; not only did Hexstep down from a haloed position (to be a part of The Father.) But to be Man!!! Again this totally blows my mind.

If you were asked to step down from your position (especially if you are in the upper echelons) and serve. It would make you…(please finish this.) But, Jesus stepped way down for you and I. A great reason to be grateful. Funny, I was speaking today and I said “I thank God.” I was interrupted and asked “Why would you thank God for that?” The Word says, “Give thanks in all things, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

So we see, in all things we must have gratitude.

But, to return to our discussion, we should not be surprised that Satan quotes scripture. He was there when these were spoken to man, he has had thousands of years to study and know The Word inside out. He attempted to use it in the three temptations.

Having lost the first challenge, Satan appeals to scripture by quoting Psalm 91:11-12. When isolated from other passages, this proposal seems reasonable. If Jesus were God’s Son, then scripture promised to save Him.

Deceptively Satan tried inciting Jesus to test the scripture. Jesus addressed the real issue by quoting another Scripture- Deuteronomy 6:16.
Jesus said to him in response, “On the other hand it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” – Matthew 4:7

We discussed the 3rd temptation that was spoken before Jesus-The Son of God banished Satan who left him be for a season. And folks “Angels came and ministered to Him” Matthew 4:11. So much could have happened. Jesus was in the wilderness, but was taken to the heights in Jerusalem. For the third temptation, much like we discussed, we are on a Spiritual stage. Our lives are an open book. We have discussed Jonah in the whales digestive tract- acid, a mulling, digesting organ, a scarcity of oxygen to breath. Let us read: Most importantly, the Lord Jesus Christ accepted the account as true. He said that the people of Nineveh repented of their sins as a consequence of his preaching (Matthew 12:41). He even said:

“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the Earth” (Matthew 12:40).

Thus Christ actually compared Jonah’s experience to His own coming death and resurrection, pointing out the miraculous nature of both. One cannot deny the factuality of Jonah’s experience, therefore, without charging the Lord Jesus Christ with either deception or ignorance, either of which is equivalent to denying His deity.

A MIRACLE

There is little question that the event was a miracle, but this fact certainly does not disprove it! The account, in fact, says as much:

“Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” -Jonah 1:17 (King James Version)
Later it says:

“And the Lord spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.” -Jonah 2:10 (King James Version)
God was certainly able to accomplish this if He wished; to deny the possibility of miracles is atheism. The actual occurrence of this particular miracle is adequately attested by the very fact of its record in the Holy Scriptures, and is doubly confirmed by the testimony of Christ.

Whole animals as large or larger than a man have been found in the stomachs of the sperm whale, the whale shark and the white shark.

To return to our Scripture God examines us inside and out “To reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

Are we being holy? We will discuss the true meaning of ‘holiness’ in the next sharing. But I will leave this here. Continue to be blessed in all your undertakings. Today’s challenge is to pray for two people. Keep it private, if you pray with your spouse; agree on what you pray on, establishing it in Heaven. But two people is the goal for this sharing.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38,39

In reading the book of Samuel, I was blessed with something we have discussed. We are on a stage constantly with an audience. Some of the audience are in our corner and definitely support us. Others not so much so. God created the Universe, nor just the earth. To align all, as we discussed, the earth is so far from the sun that light, heat are in a perfect balance. The Sun is but so far away that we receive its special qualities. Life was made on earth, the perfect place for life. We can go on, but this we have discussed.

To show again that all we ‘think’ and or so is known. Our actions come from thought and our will from pre-conception of the mind. Our acts or decided non action are known. Let us read 1 Samuel when God had stepped away from King Saul due to his management of God’scpwoplw then.
Samuel was instructed to go anoint a person of God’s choosing. He was asked not to dwell on the physical traits possessed by the sons of Jesse. Furthermore, if he were caught announcing a kingvwhilw Saul was still on the seat, he and the new king would have been summarily dismissed from this life. And we read:
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

In sharing this, where is your heart? Or I should ask, what are the desires of your heart? Our hearts desires are known. We might think in going to the gym, outward appearance is key but far more important is our inward selves, our hearts. The brothers of David were husky and built. This, Samuel was directed not to focus on because God knows the heart.

Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”

Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”

Again, there is so much we consider when we wish to do things, make decisions. But our key example is The LORD who knows the heart.

Lord, we praise You for knowing me in my entirety. Lord, I will to be yours. Touch me and make me whole in Jesus’ name. There is no name above Jesus, Lord, I thank You for sending Him for me.
Father, You know all, cause me to think, feel and act as you have shown in Jesus’ name. You are my all, I thank You for this day and the testimonies that are held within it. Be Glorified in and through me in Jesus’ name, Amen

How do we identify/qualify/know those who are apart from us? Not us? We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 1 Timothy 1 paraphrased. The fruits of The Spirit within us defines and describes us to a “J” in the might name of Jesus. And the fruits of The Spirit are these; love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Move then to lay yourself before the throne always (in the Spirit) as you physically begin to exceed all expectation and even our own goals in Christ. A huge question that was put to me since I have been back, it is very simple in The Lord complex in our human realm. Number 1, is definitely to be with The Lord in the presence of our Father, that has been my goal since day 1. Everything fallscway behind but, realizing

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by The Spirit we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Romans 8:15 NIV

Ab·ba
ˈäbə/
noun
(in the New Testament) an intimate term for God as Father.

We are born in Love. I know most people can say that they were born in love. Nine months on average and there you were an apple in your parents eye. We are able to call out to God who has adopted us saying Haba Father, Hallelujah for my always through You, in You and with You. My all, I rest in You for I am invited and able. Father hold me close, all that is around me, I place in Your Loving arms. I am 100% Yours. An understanding of who and what I was had broken me, I am in You. Fixed to give You and only You praise, Glory and worship. Father You are my redeemed, I praise You for your words of Love. Without you, I am nothing. Hallelujah for the something You have placed in me. Lord, may I grow in You? My heart is open to you, see my heart and open me with Your forgivess. You are my all Lord in Jesus’ name, Amen

And Paul said to the churches “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 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.”
Phillipians 2:12-15

“It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.” This is profound. Let us take it in as such “It is God which worketh in you…” His Spirit is in you. After Jesus, The Spirit was rained on the believers, and in believing now we are blessed with His Spirit, Amen. Thus The Spirit in us moves us to do His good will and give God the joy of seeing His children ‘right’, hallelujah!

We do live in a “crooked and perverse nation”, where each seeks Their own way and will. It is different when we seek and act on and in The will of God.

Profound people! We have His Spirit that resides in us. Be the light that you are, the more you are, people around will tell your testimony for you, and to God be the glory.

I thought we might start something new. You get the verse and tell me what book it is in. It differs from what we did a tad, but this is a sure banker to learn and recite The Word, and it will flow when we need it! “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” That is a 4:13 verse, book? Any takers??? We can do all things by His grace in us. Not some things, but all things in God’s will. So, hold this close people it is an awesome place to start.

To move on just a step;
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now we know in part by faith; then we shall know fully, even as we am fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12

This addresses some of our recent discussions. We are fully known it reads. Born in part, but fully. As discussed, we are on a wide open stage. Even in the belly of the whale, while being transported to where He was asked to go in and with his will; Jonah’s heart and experience were fully known. So much so that even half digested, he sought to return to whence he had come and was taught one final lesson (read up on it.) There is much reason to do as The LORD leads.

We are known, yes we might hide stuff from friends, family, colleagues but There is a presence we cannot hide it from!

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success.” — Psalm 118:24-25 (NLT)

As we have discussed, praying as a team is important too. Turn today’s verse into a prayer. As you pray together, thank God for today, then praise Him and rejoice in this new day. Ask God to save you from any difficulties you are currently facing and then pray for Godly success in every area of your life.

This was a song sung at many a church service in Nigeria growing up. The second verse was left out, it was I believe on purpose. This was a song of praise. BUT, praise follows trials, no? More like “Thank You Lord, that is over!” Hallelujah anyone? “Don’t let that old one get you down, just lift up your hands and praise The Lord, Hallelujah anyhow!

I can remember yet another song we would sing in my youth. It started Hallelujah anyhow,
Never, never let your problems get you
down,
When life troubles come your way
Hold your head up high and say “Praise The LORD!”
Hallelujah anyhow.
I was blessed with these verses and thought I would share.

Have you been in The presence of The LORD? I ask this and many might say “I think so.” Others “Definitely yes!” I have to point out that both answers are Kind of correct. We have been in The presence of The LORD.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Matthew 18:20 (NIV)

Are we gathered to give Him thanks? In all, we should feel a Spirit deep Hallelujah! For all He has done and is doing for you. God is! We have said it, we believe it, let us know it. Our reason is The LORD! Why? “The LORD!” How? “The LORD!” How come? “The LORD!” It should not even take a moment to declare fact!

I am cognisant that many and eye have not yet seen The LORD. Faith, that is what it is about. We can Hebrews 11:1 it! Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Do we experience God each and every day? Then it is testimony time!

Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth; Lord in my heart are so many prayers that have not yet come to lip. Father, hear my pleas for You to stand in the gap for me. You are my testimony. LORD, the words “GOD is with you!” are mine in faith. Father, in Jesus named I pray.
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set You O LORD before them. Selah. Behold, God is mine helper: the LORD is with them that uphold my soul.
Psalm 54:1-4

Even our prayers become prayers for others who hold our hands in the flesh, but more importantly in the Spirit. There is strength in numbers. For needs and wants, share! A prayer offered up is triplicate and said time again, even at the most difficult times to imagine! You have hardships? Share them, an army of soldiers stand on your side.

The co-defendants in this life are scattered, we should bring them together by showing what strength is hidden in them. Agree as touching matters, it is done in Jesus’ name. Bind things, they stand captivated by the ropes of prayer. Loose words and things are set in play in Jesus’ name.

By the grace of God, we are warriors equipped for battle. To remind us we have the armour of God in the Spirit that covers all. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

This latter part is a blessing in disguise! Pray in The Spirit on all occasions, do we remember “Pray always.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
I actually remember a few and we will see that thanksgiving comes with the requests and expectation that even before we ask, we have received.
– Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6

– But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:6

– Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18

– And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22

Colossians 4:2 – Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

– Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Romans 8:26

– After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Matthew 6:9-13

– Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Jeremiah 33:3

– Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew 7:7

Faith is a gift! Oh! By God’s grace that we could give it, it is! Believing is the root! We stand blessed and able to know because we see, experience, feel. To be frank, can and do we have such reactions to that which ‘could be’ or is ‘probably there’? We have experienced and know in our hearts and Spirits that God is.

As for God, His way is perfect;
The Word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Psalm 18:30 NKJV
Hallelujah! We need not say more. Just to give praise to The source of our blessings! At times we may go through temptation, we grow thereby and therein. If we view back on life, what we encounter now would have been ‘unthinkable’. Now, we stand in and by His strength. Give God the praise for all, at each time/turn in the road. He will make your paths straight, to His glory. So, learn how to in all and at all times give thanks.

We see in so many places The Word says “Pray Constantly.”; “Give praise in all things.” We have a God who is always right there! He made the world! What tidbits do you have to right? In the beginning God did and saw that it was good. In your life, when you throw the doors open He will do the same in your life and in you. Revelations 3:20

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness. Isaiah 43:18,19

We are told to forget the former things. I look around and see what I had, where I was. A peep of desolation springs up, wait! Hold up!!! “What you had?” I hear. The people of Israel had everything, but they chose to stand wrong, and it was taken. I guess this sharing will be titled “Losses and gains.” Give God the glory! I am sure there are many who join us at this time with all being all but lost.

Lost? Really??? Or taken away waiting for you to realize what God does to make you realize what you had. It is very possible to state that you did not realize how much you had, till you ceased to have. Even then, at the place you stood you were stubborn and did not realize what you had lost or would lose. This might stir some resentment in some, but the truth smarts; doesn’t it? When you had, did you make it a habit to thank God for all?

Let me ask; “Did you in the mornings say “Thank You Jesus!” For what you had???” I will move that along, during the day, Did you give Him (Your Lord and Savior) time in your life? We can stand and realize that we are Christian, just what does that mean? Jesus, the Son of God separated Himself to speak with His Father always, no matter what.
– But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

– Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

-After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. Matthew 14:23

-One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12

-He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. Luke 22:41-44

-So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41-42

It was always a sole part of His life! Let me ask “When did you start praying?” Me bet is if it was when things were good, they would have gotten even better. At this point, I have to point something that was laid on my Spirit. Job, (in The Word) did as He was supposed to and still went through trials that are hard to imagine. His all were lost. Not his faith in God! We have shared on this, but the key is that he never turned from God, even when his ardent supporters suggested that he turn his face, he cursed the day he was born, but would not speak ill of The LORD. To end the question here, regardless of what trials he experienced he stood fast and firm in his faith.

God, do you get it? The creator of all. Perhaps more significant nomenclature-Jehovah Jireh our provider, Jehovah Nissi spoke highly of him. Does God speak highly of you? Perhaps the trials and temptations are to enable you arrive at the next stage in your development. All to the glory of God.

Above, we spoke of Jesus ensuring that He always spoke to The Father. Is and was this your habit? We must be clear, what are your habits? I am hoping that I hear “Prayer is the most important habit I have.” If it is, then pray harder and seek God’s will in and for your life.

To open a box full of important material- Thanksgiving. I am aware that in the Americas we habe a festival called “Thanksgiving.” But, I am referring to your giving thanks. Let us return to The Word and see what it shares about giving thanks. http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thanksgiving-bible-verses/

http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thankful-bible-verses/

Again to save time and room, the like have been shared for your perusal. I am making sure this is not too long with repetition of material that is already out there.

So, two major ‘issues’ we may have neglected Prayer and Thanksgiving. Did the advancement in roll get in your head or under your skin? A huge part is not realizing where you have received what you have. Then, we must be wary that humility goes a far way! We have often shared of Moses and his importance in bringing the Isrealites-The people of God then. Out of Egypt and to The promised land. What was a key attribute of Moses? In losing what we had, we must remember this- “Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the Earth.” Numbers 12:3

This is a point that needs to be driven home! Humility, what a central part it plays.

We all struggle with pride in life! Sadly, many of us do not realize the potential that waits for us if we just let go of our pride and move forward in God’s plan. In fact, the Bible goes so far as to warn us that God hates the sin of pride and will discipline the proud! Let us not see ourselves as “wise in our own eyes” but let us become humble and willing to learn from God and others! Memorize these Bible verses about pride to help you focus on being like Jesus Christ, our ultimate example of selflessness who gave Himself on the cross for us!

Many people who struggle with pride also struggle with greed. Study these Bible verses about greed to see how God’s blessings pour out on those who are generous!

Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else. Galatians 6:4

The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled) Isaiah 2:12

The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth. Isaiah 23:9

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”James 4:6

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches. Jeremiah 9:23

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3

I am hoping that we are making a significant impact on some of these ‘little’ things that blossomed into major criteria in our existence. There are keys to living blessed! These are a few of what I was blessed with to share. We will definitely do more. Let us separate ourselves and go pray. A heartfelt, deep prayer for guidance and Foregiveness. So much is laying on this! Lets make it count.

Brethren, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. For with His Spirit within us we are directed as we should go, we live above condemnation through Jesus Christ our Lord. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:14

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
1 John 3;21,22

The bible flows! Is it not a blessing to pick up the book and be directed on a verse to read and our Spirit is led on? There is no end to studying, knowing and by His grace, acting his word, Amen.

It is actually like hahaha! funny. In his day Goliath was huge. In fact let’s go to the history books and look that up. It can be found in 1 Samuel 17. The Bible says he was a large man who fought as a champion for the Philistine army against God’s people, the Israelites.
Normally, we equate him with a giant, as most Bible translations state that he was over nine feet tall (1 Samuel 17:4, NIV). The Masoretic Text, the Hebrew text that has long been accepted by the Jewish people, states that Goliath’s height was “six cubits and one span.” Taking a cubit to be approximately eighteen inches and a span to equal six, this figures to a height of approximately nine feet, six inches. It seems Goliath may have had some Anakim blood in him (see Deuteronomy 9:2).

There is some disagreement about what the height was exactly. But, he was bigger than the other men on the battlefield. We are getting to our main goal here. I was blessed to read a verse about God giving us what we need, not what we want. There is a fine line between the two.

All ‘giants’ in our life in faith are taken out through faith. Amazingly, we do not need to bear the same ‘weapons’ of warfare. We are soldiers in God’s army adorned with all we need. This leads directly to the war we are thrown into. The war of wills and wants and needs.

One reason we don’t have what we want is that we don’t ask God for it. Yet, another important reason is that our motive is flawed. God’s interest in His children goes far beyond making sure they have pleasure. God is working in us to build strong and courageous men and women of God – fit to rule and serve in His kingdom.

“You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, and you can’t possess it, so you fight and quarrel to take it away from them. And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it. And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your whole motive is wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” — James 4: 2-3 (NLT)

Time to move our focus away from what we want and trust God for what we need. Time to pray, asking God for insight into where and why we find ourselves where we do.

I in the process of healing was advised to read and learn the contents of Psalm 1 and 2. This I admit escaped my Spirit and I read and re-read them. What a blessing! A note to recite them all the day long. I have to say “Perfect submission, perfect delight…” When we have submitted our all at the feet of our creator His will is done; and we can start living the way He intended.

Not to take it too far back, but Adam and Eve had it made. To awake with all you can eat right there. A HUGE Hallelujah! Right there! I almost want to say at your neck and call; but, then there was no calling for food. They were vegans (yup! I know I have opened a pot of various feelings and emotions here.) I will state FACT, prior to the apple of the knowledge of good and evil being eaten, Man could eat of any tree, plant or produce in the garden. The first animal to be killed was an animal for its hide that was used to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve. Admittedly, we can carry this any one of many directions. But let us see exactly what is said about that:
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. Genesis 3:7 ESV
However, after God comes into the garden, He also makes clothing for them.

And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Genesis 3:21 ESV
This is important as stated “loincloths” we are aware of cultures or traditions of not clothing the top half. This is truly His-story. We at some point started covering the top half and it has become culturally accepted as the ‘norm.’ I will admit that prior to going and reviewing that, I did not know the specifics.

But to focus on the topic of the moment, let us read: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1

There is a way for us to walk! The commandments placed as the tenement of our Father. There is written what exactly will occur, it is like everything a matter of time which to us is ‘limited’. Outside of this Earth there is no time. We have gone over this ad nauseum but there is no time. It is difficult to explain, one place I have read and bring up each time we discuss “time” it reads:

‘But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With The LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The LORD is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.’ 2 Peter 3:8–9

‘Time’ is for us for so many reasons. If and when we walk as we were created to, there is the “learning curve.” We start off slow and low and aim high. I smile as I realize that we aim for Heaven!

So, big question. Being planted by God, what season are you in? Your fruits? I would say let us not ask or say, by Gods grace time and His glory will reveal just what harvest we pulled in. We are not made to be blown away, our foun-da’-shun:

In Hebrew the words for “foundation” are mostly derivatives from yacadh, “to found,” and in Greek two words are used:

one, katabole, of “foundation of the world” (Mark 13:35; 15:34; Luke 11:50; John 17:24, etc.); the other, themelios, of the foundation of a building (Luke 6:48,49; 14:29; Acts 16:26, etc.), in which sense it is also used metaphorically in various connections (Christ the foundation of the church, 1 Corinthians 3:11; or the apostles and prophets the foundation, with Christ as corner-stone, Ephesians 2:20; the foundation of repentance, Hebrews 6:1, etc.). In Psalms 11:3, “if the foundations be destroyed,” the Hebrew word is shath. In Jeremiah 50:15, the Revised Version (British and American) reads “bulwarks” for “foundations”; conversely in Psalms 89:14; 97:2, for the King James Version “habitation,” the Revised Version (British and American) reads “foundation,” and in Isaiah 6:4 for the King James Version “posts,” reads “foundations.”

The verse says so much, just like every verse and passage we have read and will read. So, I will stop here and we will be blessed. God bless you in Jesus’ name, Amen

Jesus said “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. This is my command: Love each other.” — John 15:16-17 (NLT)

To share a verse that again means so very much and we should start living it: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

A bit deep today. Just a mild warningvbefore we delve into The Word. Let us proceed:
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in Love, which we have defined: ‘Love never gives up [‘Love is patient’, NIV]
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first”,
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back, But keeps going to the end’ (vv.4–7, MSG).

As Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

“The Greek word for ‘fornication’ (porneia) could include any sexual sin committed after the betrothal contract. …In Biblical usage, ‘fornication’ can mean any sexual congress outside monogamous marriage. It thus includes not only premarital sex, but also adultery, incest, remarriage after un-Biblical divorce, and sexual acts with animals, all of which are explicitly forbidden in the law as given through Moses (Leviticus 20:10-21). Christ expanded the prohibition against adultery to include even sexual lusting (Matthew 5:28).” and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks and we can see thanksgiving as a daily need we can refer to: http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/thanksgiving-bible-verses/.

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience, we have been led what we must do to remain within the will of God, The Father of all. Be not ye therefore partakers with them in uncleanliness of Spirit, for ye were in darkness, but now have been exposed to light in the Lord: Therefore, walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:1-7 (paraphrased to The Glory of God.)

Lord, I thank and praise you for your amazing Love for me. Thank you that your Love endures forever. Thank you that your Love is the source of my Love for you and for others. Help me to enjoy your Love today and each day ongoing. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

What I realized is even our thoughts are known. For real, we are observed in our going out and coming in; our thoughts are known! Temptation comes through what we see. Our hearts respond as we will. Now that is saying a lot. When our will is in line with God’s Word, Hallelujah! We are in a position of blessing. To put it mildly- “Blessing Unlimited!” Our wants, needs, desires all taken care of by He who is Love.

So saying this let us see what it says about our thoughts and desires:

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.
Luke 6:45

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
Proverbs 4:25

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5

We have curtailed just a fraction of the teachings on thoughts which for the most part speaks about what leads to desires. Desires are what we want. Let us take a peek about “desire.”

Psalm 37:4 gives a promise that can often strike us as too good to be true when it says, “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” But it is Scripture, it is given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it is God’s personal promise to each of His children. One of Satan’s greatest and most frequently used lies to believers and unbelievers alike is that God is a cosmic killjoy. In other words, his assertion is that God does not want to give us what we want, and by implication, He will not give us what we want. Therefore, in order for us to get what we want, we would need to go and get it by ourselves, by our own means, by our own power, and by our own ways. Of course, anytime we do this we will come to regret it as we recognize that God’s ways are the best ways and that He tells us not to sin because He doesn’t want us to hurt ourselves or anybody else. Psalm 37:5 gives a complementary truth to verse 4 saying, “Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.” The idea is that God wants us to trust Him by committing the entirety of our lives, desires, and hopes to His care and perfect timing, planning, and giving. He doesn’t want us to do things our own way, walking by sight and human wisdom but rather by faith and the wisdom which only He can supply. As we trust Him, we can be sure that God will do what is good, right, and pure.

We started this out to be a brief diatribe, The Word Lives! We may start of talking about one subject, but by His grace, drift into another. Truth? At times people need it. What we know them to need, The holy Spirit knows all, being led we by His grace hit the nail on the head.

There are many times when people are wrong and drift on without prayer. Stop them! In fact, curtail them by directing a word of prayer. In every situation where there are believers, we should all say a word of prayer. In my impression, this is the way it was and is meant to be.

Alright, a quick word of prayer and we are done.

Father Lord, Hallelujah! There is none like You! Awesome in Holiness and giving in grace. We are subject to You. You created us, we praise You for Your Love. Each second we have, we commit into Your Loving arms. Father, where time does not exist; You are. At times we may ask, we know by Your grace we receive, You know Father- the timing is right. We may ask, we are aware that at times our blessings are held up. Father, it via more reason to thank You, for with a heart of praise Our blessings rain down. Soak me Lord, with Your plenty. Father, where I stand in need of forgiveness-make me whole by Your grace. Thank You Father, I praise and glorify You. Lord, go before me! I pray that in my all, You be glorified in Jesus’ name, Amen

Definitely a promise; and we read:
I will worship toward Thy holy temple, and praise Thy name for Thy lovingkindness and for Thy truth. We have been witnesses to the fact that He says it and it is: for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name, we have a Father Whose name cannot be uttered, we describe Him for What He is. I even steer wrong. In Heaven, there is no male/female. There is beauty, brilliance, peace and wonder.
In the day when I cried Thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul, Amen.

All the kings of the Earth shall praise Thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of Thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me, Amen.

The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands, we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen
Psalm 138:2-8

Lord, I am lost, let down, don’t know what to think or do. I cannot say I am frustrated, just taken aback by what I just heard. In my life LORD, Your will be done. LORD may I do all to YOUR Glory. I have learned that it is not what I want, but what You desire for me that ends in Your awesome will in my life. LORD I commit myself to you in entirety thoughts, emotions, wants, needs. Touch me LORD, full me LORD. Every vacuum fill with Your Spirit. LORD, grant me YOUR Joy. Fill me with blessings, LORD cause me to radiate YOUR Love. It will in me, no longer be what I want, buyt through YOU, what I need in Jesus’ name, Amen

The LORD is my strength, and He is the saving strength in me His anointed. Save me O LORD, and bless thine inheritance: feed me also with Your Spirit, and lift me up for ever. Psalm 28:8

*Wow! Such a creative way of presenting Jesus!*

*My CV*

*Personal Details*

Name : JESUS CHRIST
Address : Ephesians 1:20
Phone : Romans 10:13
Website : Bible
Keywords : Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus

My name is Jesus – The Christ. Many call me Lord! I’ve sent you my CV because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart. Feel free to read my details below.

*Qualifications*

🔺I founded the earth and established the heavens, (see Proverbs 3:19)

🔺I formed man from the dust of the ground, (see Genesis 2:7)

🔺I breathed into man the breath of life, (see Genesis 2:7)

🔺I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (see Galatians 3:13)

The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant come upon your life through me, (see Galatians 3:14)

*Occupational Background*

🔺I’ve only had one employer, (see Luke 2:49).

🔺I’ve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.

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*Skills and Work Experiences*

Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (see Luke 4:18).

🔺I am a Wonderful Counselor, (see Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (see Proverbs 1:33).

Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins, (see I John 1:7-9)

*Educational Background*

🔺I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding, (see Proverbs 2:6).

In me are hidden all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (see Colossians 2:3).

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🔺I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart, (see Psalms 44:21).

*Major Accomplishments*

🔹I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (see Genesis 1:26).

🔹I laid down my life so that you may live, (see II Corinthians 5:15).

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You can read them on my website, which is located at: http://www.the BIBLE.

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*References*

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*Summary*

Now that you’ve read my CV, I’m confident that I’m the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart.

In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (see Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (see John 6:47).

When can I start? Time is of the essence, (see Hebrews 3:15).
JUST ASK ME TO START FROM YOUR HEART AND I PROMISE TO START IMMEDIATELY.(Rom. 10:9-10)
God bless you all as we invite Lord Jesus into our heart everyday.
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We have been over this before, but a few key things were revealed in my spirit. We do have a calling! Let us read:
After Man was created in the likeness of God “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Genesis 2:15-17

To wander off the beaten path all was created before man. The ‘days’ are periods in creation. Subsequent transLatinos decribed the periods as days. We thus realize dinosaurs of which there is undeniable proof was in the period when the animals of the Earth were created. I am somewhat hesitant to say that as things were being perfected they died off. Now, creation is quite an accomplishment; time as we know it went on. We can look in texts and realize that when they were; man was not yet.

In perfecting things God created more and finally Man was created to work the garden and care for it. We have a function, which today we all accomplish in caring for each other and the Earth. Even though we were tricked out of the position of sole carers of The Earth, we have our functions. Let us fast forward, after the first sin in not following orders for God said of all you see but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you must not eat or you will die.

In the periods before Man, animals did pass away. Amazingly Angels were created to Exist period If the did The will of God, they continued in Heaven. If for some disobedience, they were cast out of His presence. In the garden of Eden, there was the tree of Life. Had Man stayed true to The Word of God, he would have eaten of it. Hallelujah! In God’s Kingdom parallel to this world the streams of water renew life, the fruit sparkle existence. In Psalms it speaks of just what knowledge of God in all His Greatness does.

Man, not knowing of this had not eaten of The tree of Life. What was revealed to me is that knowing from The Bible where the supposed territory of the garden is, there have been many who have sought it for many reasons. In reading, The tree of Life is there. I am want to say that the great flood in the days of Noah would not have affected this area. If we break it down, this was paradise.

But returning to the topic at hand Adam and Eve were made to leave, now with a limit on life. We are made in God’s image. Just as angels were caused to be, we are created in God’s image. A little complex, but within us is us. A permanent fixture just as Angels do not “age”. We grow in knowledge, this I realize. Each day, hopefully to The GLORY of God we learn and gain wisdom. We discover what to do, not do and in doing right, by His Word we are rewarded.
(For reference read https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_of_Eden) In no way did I wrote from there, but it is excellent to have studied scholars describe what they know.

When we think about it, someone was lead to write the book of Genesis, we are aware for the most part the individuals that wrote or were led to pen the other books of The Bible. Amazing that in the new testament, they were encouraging letters penned to the individual ‘Chuches’. Aren’t we blessed to have The Word?

To the woman He said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food
until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”

In our doing, it has been said what we shall do. As things are, we do exactly what was said that we would do. The most blessed thing to realize is that Jesus changed much of that. We are provided for as true believes by The Grace of God.

I will state again in His image we are made. God is a Spirit, we are in His image. It is baffling to see that animals are not made in His image. As hard as it is to say, at home, there are Angels with wings, Cherubim, Seraphim and over all God’s Glory.

What is happiness? We will discuss this, but first what was Man told to do? We will discuss this.

Shy of proclaiming what makes you Special, different, full of hope? Calm in times of turmoil? We in these cases and more! Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
We are filled and overpour, we in Him can ‘season’ others! Share the flavor, you have tasted the hope of The eternal, what an Awesome flavor! It leads us to savour that which we know, but as yet have not seen! Taste on! We cannot wait to drink of the pool of Healing and sup off the fruit of the tree of life which bears its fruit each season! Amen
For we read “Down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” Revelations 22:2

Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalms 20: 7

The LORD is our strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.
Psalm 28:8

In the New Testament, the writer of Hebrews said, “See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears” (Heb. 12: 16-17). There is clearly a link between Esau’s birthright that he sold and the blessing he missed later in life. Even when his father realised he had blessed Jacob “by mistake,” one would thought that he would regret what he did, but he said, “I have blessed him – yes, and he shall be blessed” (Gen. 27: 33). Words of blessing cannot be withdrawn. Jacob remained blessed and Esau – in despair, cried bitter tears.

Do we sell or share away what we have been blessed with? This is a new dispensation, we need to stand firm and realize what we have. There should in fact be no trending away from our focus! We have a definite focus! And as ‘childish’ as this sounds, it is factual! We have a Heaven sent, always with us reminder of our gifts.

At times we hear about ‘living in the Spirit.’ Not too much to that is there? We have been blessed with The Spirit. There are ways of showing it. Some might speak in tongues, some see ‘revelations’, in face let us break and read the gifts of The Spirit, them we shall return to this sharing. In this we should Galatians 5:22 it, here goes: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

And back to our message, Esau’s experience shows that previous life· decisions and actions can come back to haunt us. Having spurned his birthright, he lost the blessings that went with that birthright also. As Christians we must stay focused in our commitment to God and not blame God or Satan for consequences of wrong decisions and actions that we take; Remember, the decision always lies with us.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I dedicate myself afresh to you today. Help me to be serious with You so that I will not run out of grace. I pray in Jesus’ Holy name, Amen

We just shared “Making a new song unto The LORD.” Not only in it will Hallelujah’s rain forth from our Spirit. I was led once again to a prayer that is awesome in its provision for us in faith. Without carrying on, let us read Psalm 13, a deeply symbolic prayer when we are in need.
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Amazing, Huh? If we think of just what king David underwent, we are struck by how much this is current for us. When in times of difficulty and even in times of plenty raise your eyes, your Spirits to God almighty. I am touched by how ‘current’ this is! Do you have difficulties that have beaten you down? This speaks of The extremes. Yes, we serve a God of extreme goodness, kindness and Love. In faith the blind have seen, the deaf hear, the cripples walk. Is it not your turn?

Turn to The LORD. A God of miracles, Amen! We by His grace shall be made whole. What holds you back??? We are not in a congregation of believers, but at this time, in our own private space and time. Yes, there is an audience. But, more so for us to thank God for our trials, our tribulations.

A HUGE question is where are they from? God, we claim that is You do not hear us, we cry out in anguish for the wrongs that have been done (state them) Lord, as I was ok in You presence, ease this burden, cause it to be taken away. Lord, you suffered for me at cavalry. The whipping, the dehydration, the mocking-Lord they took it all from You. Lord, they tried to take your dignity, but rise You did to a place beyond any thing has ever reached. You have the name above every name, heal me Lord, I pray in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen

One brief share is that Satan in all his beauty and glory (given him by God) appeared to The LORD Jesus after His fast. To behold such beauty! But rather than minister to Him, Satan be an quoting The Scripture. Wrongly, but he did. We speak of being in The Scripture as often and deeply as you can. Even in the human form, The Lord Jesus was in the know. Imagine! Not having eaten or had liquid to drink, on the verge of dementia, He still held fast to what He knew. At times we are struck with much to bear, we need to hold on to The Word.

Do not let beauty ‘disarm’ you, but rather- hold on to what is true! Amen.

Psalm 100 is alive!!! Let’s go over it in Spirit y’all:
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

We have discussed ‘singing’ before The LORD. Hallelujah! This sharing says “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD!” We are set free to worship as we are able, Amen.
Let me hear an Hallelujah! Give Him GLORY! Make a joyful noise! We understand that He is our creator Who made all this! In His displeasure, it would have been ended, but He saw a man (Noah) and his family. They tried to convince others, it did not happen. When the floods came and the sky opened and poured all was vanquished in His will.

We know we came initially from Adam and Eve, but in a sense we are products of Noah and family. Having been led to ponder this, I have attempted to study this.

Sons of Noah: Shem, Ham and Japheth
Shem’s name means “name” or “fame”. …
Ham is the forefather of Cush, Egypt, and Put, and of Canaan, whose lands include portions of Africa, Arabia, Syria-Palestine and Mesopotamia. …
Japheth is apparently the youngest son, although his line is given first.
To save time and space, read https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_of_Noah

http://www.bible-history.com/maps/2-table-of-nations.html

Amazing to learn? No? But the question that arises is when was the tower of Babel? Given that the descendants were all of one tongue, it is he leaves that this occurred 400 years later after the flood. We read: https://answersingenesis.org/tower-of-babel/was-the-dispersion-at-babel-a-real-event/
I know I have stated this before, but we are His-story. Will we make a dimple in the fabric of time? We have touched on this; prayed on this point. Let us praise God and realize that it is all connected. One entity created all. It is wise to realize this and know where we stand.
In browsing the book of Revelations the last verses say how it is going to be.
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give youa this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”

I was led to see how things will be, I pray in The name of Jesus, that things will be as God has said, as we have read “Nothing shall be added or detracted to The Word of God.” There are penalties, so I sat this with much humility and prayer.
Reading the book of Revelations what it points to is the destruction of the Earth as we know it. The Universe will be destroyed and all in it. We can speculate at what will be. But in truth, we will be in the Spiritual realm and a new Heaven and existence will be where God dwells with all His chosen. It says that in this new realm if there is a tear shed, it will be wiped by God Himself.

The writing of Revelations was through a vision seen. In reading The Word, what is written is by the leading of The Spirit. I personally can make no claims, but in writing; I am unable to pause till it is all out.

In reading Revelations, the fact that we have repeatedly spoken about was made. God created The Universe and placed Earth where Earth was in relation to the other planets. It says so much, we will attempt to break it down. But, notably what we have spoken about in terms of the ‘days’ of creation as we discussed were periods. This is undoubtedly confirmed in Revelations the 16th Chapter verse 18 “Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.” The definition of the period of creation is confirmed in a book at the end of The Word! This also confirms the fact that a force could have acted on Earth before the Garden of Eden when man came to be. All the theories about evolution fall flat. Yes, there could have been creations like Man, but until Man was created there was no Man on Earth. If there were evervan earthquake of this magnitude, it has not been since the dawn of man on Earth.

We have kind of mentioned the way the Universe was created, the alignment of the planets. In reading Revelations, the change in nature suggests when the time comes the Universe will cease to be. We read: “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. The name written on her forehead was a mystery:

BABYLON THE GREAT
THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus.

When I saw her, I was greatly astonished. Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.

“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.

“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
It goes on in Revelations 17. A new world order is being set up even now as I write. The crown of the major world power is seen as a force that is to be reckoned with. Things that are not yet will b3. When it is mentioned that a mark will be placed on your forehead or right wrist, it will seem innocuous. If that identification is not possessed, you may not buy or sell, we are fast moving to the point where ID becomes ‘scanable’, presently it is on cards, but it shall be simplified to have the chip placed to allow identification, purchases, buying or selling, even immigration. To come to ‘the land of plenty and ‘peace”, to escape the lands of turmoil, will an identification not be accepted as the moment be identified by a chip that means you belong? Think, I am not writing this because I want to, I am being led to do so.

Even when this was viewed by apostle John, it might have seemed improbable for centuries. Yet, we see tendrils of it’s being come into existence in our time. Read Revelations, all that is written will come to pass.

God is God! The Creator of all! David had a story. It started in faith, got sidetracked by what we deal with everyday. Let me show exactly what I mean. But first the point I am trying to share is found in the book of Revelation to be specific Chapter 22:16 “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”
We spoke of young David, a couple of stones to defeat a warrior? Frankly had not been done. His brothers andcthw people of Is real looked to ‘scrape’ him off the battleground. They must have readied the professional ‘mourners.’ But, we have read how things went, and the victory over the Philistines on that day.

But we turn to the part of his-story, when David was full of himself and gazed over the wall of his palace and saw a woman bathing. Lust? A most definite “Yes!” “I want what I should not have?” How many of us deal with this ‘concept’ on a daily pattern. That job? That rank? That position? The name??? I could go on, but we get the idea. He saw and he wanted, sent for her, seduced her and impregnated her. A big “Whoops!” Her husband was away fighting a battle for Israel, which David was not at! I will point out, The Word explains why; “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”

Her husband was sent for with the hopes that he would sleep with his wife; “Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!” If he had followed the hopes of David a huge pending calamity could have been avoided. But, being that his allies were in the field, he did not go into his spouse but slept outside as was the custom of the day. This man was getting pesky! So, in a fit of an attempt to save his hide, David posted him to a point where the battle was most fierce, “In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
So while Joab had the city under siege, he put Uriah at a place where he knew the strongest defenders were. When the men of the city came out and fought against Joab, some of the men in David’s army fell; moreover, Uriah the Hittite died.” He died! Whew! David must have thought. But….

It was seen! Everything that was done was seen and known. We follow: “When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.”

We have shared that we are on a stage being watched by both sides. His actions were known, by both sides. One must have felt “Aha! Finally, he has done wrong! Our man Goliath should have ended it all before it began. A cause for celebration- his word had that man killed! About time.” On the other side “It cannot be believed, but…”

God sent a prophet who had recieved knowledge from the “Spectators” in a different realm: “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him.
“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”

David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die! He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.”
Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity on you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight. You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’”

We see that what is supposedly done in secret is known. To wrap this up, David repented, but The LORD had spoken, and we read: “After Nathan had gone home, the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill. 16 David pleaded with God for the child. He fasted and spent the nights lying in sackcloth on the ground. The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.

On the seventh day the child died. David’s attendants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they thought, “While the child was still living, he wouldn’t listen to us when we spoke to him. How can we now tell him the child is dead? He may do something desperate.”

David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked.
“Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”

Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.”

We see what he did. When wrong, do we seek the Face of God? Or do we hide away and pretend all is right? This story is fast coming to an end, but there is a major point we cannot and should not miss. David had stepped aside from God’s perfect will, but he repented. Yes, we may be so moved to ‘pray away’ the bad in our life, but simply asking for forgiveness and acepting the fruit of our wrongdoing is a key to doing things as God wills.

Bathseba did have another child, can anyone name the child or describe what happened. Moreover, being in the perfect will of God is key to not just success, but good success.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:1-4

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
James 4:10

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. .
Matthew 6:25-33

So, we have shared quite a bit, the homework I will give you is “Meet The LORD, confess your faults, ask Him for forgiveness and invite Him in.” I feel there is a Moses among us! Alleluia! And there are quite a few David’s and Bathseba’s. Our previous lives are no issue in Our salvation! When God lets it go. It is gone!

“Why is that person so relaxed?”
“Did you hear what happened to…” And points.
“If only I had that…”

It seems like they are forever driving piddling holes in a character. Have you “Jesus’ized” today?
😀 There is “Jazzercise”, Aerobics, Yoga, Weight training, Resistanc bands…an endless list!

But how are we in Spiritual weight lifting or weight bearing? Actually, let me ask one question “What makes you, You?”
Conditions might amount to quite a bit, we have been blessed with…”The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Time to connect with The Lord. Lost a job? Got laid off? Challenged? Pray!!! And…
“…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6

His will?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

And we learn a few things:
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3

We can break this down, there are blessings, but there are rules. You want to be blessed? No problem at all! To be blessed, do… And do not… Then you will be blessed to realms that surpass your understanding.
Ephesians 1:3 says that we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ. What are these spiritual blessings, and what do they do for us? Contrary to some beliefs, they are not some mysterious power or cosmic connection reserved for a select few. They are the key benefits of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

The word blessing in Ephesians 1:3 is a translation of the Greek word eulogy,and it means “to speak well of.” Since God is the one acting in this verse, we can say that God has spoken good things about us, or pronounced good things for our benefit. The good things that God has decreed for us are probably beyond our ability to number, but we can outline a few by looking at the verses that follow the statement (Ephesians 1:4–13).
The first blessing listed is the election as saints. Ephesians 1:4 says that He has “chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” God has chosen to make us holy and blameless, and all because of His love, His good pleasure, and His grace (verses 5–6). What a blessing, that “even when we were dead in sins” (Ephesians 2:5), God chose to extend His grace to us and offer us salvation. This is even more amazing when we realize that He made that decision before sin even entered into the world.

We have been chosen! We were chosen before the foundation of the World. The difficult thing to understand is “Why do some people insist on ‘not believing’, can we state that we, not them were chosen? God created Man for a purpose, we were selected before time. God had plans for Man, but they stepped off the carpet, and things changed. We were created not to die, and if we ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, we would surely die. We were like all Spirit, we were the cause of limits to being alive. Not ‘living’. A bit confusing, the body dies, “dust to dust…” But the Spirit goes on. Where do you want to be in the Spirit?

We read above about “…whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:14
Ok, I will step quickly aside, if there is untold amounts of Living water. There is a place where there is none. Contrary, no water, no joy, no Love…Nothing good. Choices! “I wish I listened, had paid more attention…” Well, I am sharing now! You can make the decision.

Much earlier, I described it as throwing the dice. It is not so ‘tricky’, what side will you be on? It comes down to you and what you decision!

Let us pray, right quick. And may God be Glorified. Just a few seconds: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. We are done.
– Psalms 19:14

Let us pray: We by the awesome grace of The LORD are becoming prayer warriors! Pick up your shield and stand firm! Your sword in your dominant hand! Hallelujah!
“Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him alone, and I am helped, Amen. In His grandeur, my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. For He has put a song in my heart to sing! And now I can shout Alleluia! When we are down Jesus lifts us up! We stand in Him! Glory Alleluia!
The LORD is my strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.

And we pray: Save thy people, and bless Thine inheritance O LORD our God! Feed us with the exuberance of Your Glory LORD, and lift ud up for ever. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen
Psalm 28 paraphrased
Be blessed and have a testimony filled day!

And Jesus said to His disciples: “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
‭‭John‬ ‭9:4-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/jhn.9.4-5.kjv

Good morning folks. We shall have a testimony filled day in Jesus’ name, Amen
Let us follow what was shared by king David of who’s familial lineage is the human form of our Lord Jesus!
We should remember that king David was blessed beyond measure by simply following The will of God. My challenge today is to read and remember how he stepped afoul of the boundaries set, but came back in line with The will of God.

May the LORD answer us when we are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. Amen
May He send you help from The sanctuary and grant you support from His throne.
May He remember all your sacrifices and accept your thanks and desire to serve Him.
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. To this we say a definite “And so may it be” in The Name of He who conqured death and changed the course and curse of His-story!
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. For He has placed a song in our hearts to sing and now we can sing and shout Hallelujah! For Jesus lifted us! O Glory Hallelujah God our Father, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit have restructured the essence of our Lives.
May the LORD grant all your requests. Amen!
Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to His anointed, of which we are!
He answers His annointed from His Heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of His right hand.
For some may trust in man made and concocted paraphenalia, some in might and strength, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. For in His arms we take refuge.
Those who trust in their own stregth are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm in Jesus, our Lord, Amen!
So let us get praising and thanking! Have a blessed day, Amen

Psalm 20 paraphrased by God’s grace.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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