Saturday, July 18, 2015

What is happiness from Bob Jackson

Define Happiness…

The clock said 7:00 PM…


But her body felt like it was midnight.

She’d already worked eight hours.
Now she was sitting in a class that wouldn’t end until 9:30.
The professor turned on the projector.

Two words appeared on the screen:

Define happiness

Define Happiness…

She wasn’t feeling happy at the moment.
“The absence of stress in your life.”  she answered out loud.
“So, the professor said.  “The absence of stress is happiness?”
“Wrong answer,” she thought….
“Happiness,” the instructor replied, “is being content where you are and with what you have.”
“Let me get this straight,”  she thought…
“I’m temping in an unfamiliar job because I can’t find full time work.”
“I need to write ads for my fledgling online business that I’ve let slide to work on other things.”
“My finances aren’t in great shape.”
“I’ve been sick with a cold and sinus infection for three weeks…”
“I’m supposed to be happy and content where I am?”
Then it struck her, or rather the life of Paul struck her…
Paul was beaten, bruised, and bloodied, prosecuted, persecuted, chained, confined, criticized, flogged and forgotten.
Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need.  Philippians 4:11-12
She felt ashamed and very human.
She’s never been through any of the circumstances Paul suffered for Christ.
“For now,” she thought,  “I have a job.  Thank you, God.”
“For now, I can pay my bills.  Thank you, God.”
“I can advertise my business when I get home from work.  Thank you, God.”
“I have antibiotics to make me well.  Thank you, God.”

Paul was content in ALL circumstances…

He was living a life of faith.

 Faith not in his circumstances…

Faith in God…

God, who has promised He will always be with us…

… be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5

The Law of truth in God alone to us

There is man's interpretation of the Law and God's interpretation.

Who teaches this, God or man?

God sees the inside, man sees the outside, God knows all, and will be just to all, do change your mind to God the Father of Jesus Christ, for Christ showed that God loves us all, in his resurrected state to the Disciples and Pentecost when God the Father ccame in Spiirt and truth to live in them that is testified by trhem to us all today.

therefore maybe start here in belief to

Acts 20:21Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

21 testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

thank you, for listeni g to God's love and Mercy to appreciate and never leave from belief to God does love you. Keep seeking God out to see this truth if not yet in appreciation

Proverbs 28
King James Version (KJV)

28 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.
26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

From my Brother in the Lord

“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
(Matthew 18:15-20 ESV)

Today we continue to study Jesus’ instructions on how Christians should handle the situation where a fellow believer is living in sin. Yesterday we learned that we should go, in private, to this person to discuss his or her alleged offense. If that person listens to us then our part is done.
But if he (or she) does not listen we are to go back to him/her, taking one or two others along with us. This command by Jesus is consistent with God’s law that was established hundreds of years prior. In the law God gave to Moses He declared that an allegation of wrongdoing was to be confirmed by two or three witnesses [Deuteronomy 19:15]. This prevented people from being falsely accused by a single person who might have a bias or who is simply overreacting.
These witnesses can act as impartial judges to establish whether a sin was actually committed or not. Perhaps they have noticed the same sinful behavior of our brother/sister and can help that person see the truth by corroborating what we said in private. At the very least, they will be able to confirm that the brother/sister was approached. This will be important should the person continue to refuse to listen.
If that happens we are to tell his/her sin to the church. Notice how the circle of people involved widens as the sinner continues to deny his sin. What started out as a private matter becomes semi-private then becomes public if the person refuses to change his/her ways. At this point the entire church should call upon the brother/sister to repent.
But if he refuses to listen even to the church then he/she should be put outside the church, just as a Gentile or tax collector was not permitted to be part of the Jewish community. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, it prevents others in the church from being influenced by the sinner. As we learned yesterday, God’s desire for us to be holy (i.e. pure). Removing sin from our circle of influence is a big part of that.
But removing the person from the Christian community is also meant to help them. Hopefully they will miss the blessing of fellowshipping with other believers and will come to realize the error of their ways, repent, and return. If they do we should rejoice just like God does in heaven [Matthew 18:10-13].
Sadly, very few Christians or churches approach sin the way Jesus tells us to in this passage. Usually we ignore it because we don’t want to make waves or think it’s none of our business. But ignoring it is sin, since Jesus’ words here are commands. He is not giving us optional advice.
Finally, notice that God doesn’t command His children to disassociate ourselves from sinful non-believers; only from sinful believers [1 Corinthians 5:9-13]. We need to associate with nonbelievers in order to be a light to them. We need to disassociate from sinful believers for the same reason. We cannot be light to the world (or the sinner) when we permit darkness to exist in our midst.
Comments? Questions? I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me about this post.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Accountable to God and self is Gofly sorrow

I like this truth to be accountable to me for whatever I do right or wrong in the process of growth here on earth trusting in God to lead not me
All glory and credit to go to God not me as Jesus made clear when here on earth, that he di none of the works, Father did them all trough him

Now that be what happened on Pentecost too. I declare in watching this in Spirit and truth from Father,who took over and spoke through them the Disciples then and does this still to this day through all his willing Children

Thank you Father and Son for the victory you have, that you give us that will not turn from belief in you

By Faith that you, Father that you gave me in your risen Son to see clearly and walk by Faith alone as he did, works done yes but not Christ that did them. You Father did them all through him in Spirit and truth that be you
Thank you.
As I go through all the trials here on earth, I will be remaining in trust to you se through to be content in all things whether they look good or bad to me or anyone else

Thursday, July 9, 2015

seriously, God does just love you into lovong God back

 Seriously God does just love you

I pray this below further edifies you in the truth that sets us free in Mercy, Love and humility to God

I am blessed as everyone is by Christ, for by his death alone he made us as if perfect to Father, see this

Colossians 1:22Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
22 in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

So since I, you and all who decide to believe God, and see this they are 100% forgiven by Son at his death for us. Then what?

As Father for the new life Christ said he came to give us, and Father who is honorable gives this freely, unless one asks amiss and desires self gain here in this life we are in for now on earth
James talks of this you ask and do not get, I say then why? And then see yes I want to use this to get what I want here and now, I do not want to wait for eternity I see what is in front of me attitude

So this be why many of us do not see truth over error. For our eyes are on what one sees not what one does not see

2 Corinthians 4:18
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

For me I decided to be blind to this world, to see eternity and  be content in being poor and homeless here. God said he would provide and God has and does is honorable to this forever
This takes Faith to face our troubles in Faith to God to see us through it all. No doubts

Now this does not stop one from winning, hurting, pleading, trying, and or doing wrongs along the way to see through this world's fake stuff all around us
For we will, yet God who lives in you will by your trust no matter what will hold you up forever

See Isaiah 7:9 the last part of that verse as this was written to those then, what does that last part say to you?

Isaiah 7:9Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son.

(b) If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established

God gave all free choice, to believe God or not, and God will not ever interfere in what God gives one and all

o Christ died for all but free choice to believe God or not. That is all that is left for you t stand in, will you stand?

Colossians 1:23Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
23 if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Crown of life free in love from God

Agreed, so be careful not to be fooled in the usual interpretation to this?
What on earth do I mean , we are to work at it, over come temptation and thus be like Jesus.

Yes the ? is HOW? not by works, lest any person boasts!

Romans 1:16-17Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

God's works follow Faith in the risen Jesus, that is how all this fits for us to rest as we work, not us God through us as Paul stated this as well as the Apostles

Galatians 2:20-21Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Acts 17:28Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
28 for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

You see this once one believes and God receives you are reckoned as dead to the flesh and Blood body, and from Father made alive in the risen Christ in Spirit of to lead us

This truth commonly missed today in the present and steals the present God gives one in belief of and not by works of in self that is.

John 10:10Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Homwardbound, thak you for considering, take all to God in prayer, for God does just love you

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sin issue over for Faith to take over and lead one


Now through me to see deeper I pray to all to see about the sin issue is over from Father through Son
God has revealed this all to you as you are led and are humbled in this you see God's requirements and are following them in Faith to this as is given you by God in Christ's being risen for you, now leading you, no more pride, or guilt, for you see this truth today Amen (Micah 6:8)

1 John 2:1-2Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:12Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.

1 John 2:5
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

And I thank you deeply for sharing this with all here today and forever to see God does truly just love us all, otherwise, why would, did he go to the cross and die, when all saw the miracles done through him by Father in Spirit and truth leading him to do all he did.

To just die, after all that is to be not real at all, and an illusion in confusion if not raised from the dead as is
1Cor. 15 talks on this about if not raised we are to pitied of all people and are still in our sins

So anyone reading here please see truth here over error. If you are still in your sins, trying not to do them, and are still doing what you do not want to do, as I have in the past many a times and being in this unredeemed flesh, the propensity to still do these what I do not want to do is always there to take me down again, as you all as well.

Galatians 6:8Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

So praying God reveals this verse to you in context of what John is trying to tell us about trying to not sin, having a conscience of to not sin, brings forth sin.

Remember the first Chosen when received the Law and said they would do all. And sin abounded much more so than before this awareness came to be known.

Under the Law any Law one puts themselves under puts themselves under a curse and can't do the Law perfectly, yet if do this close to, self righteousness takes hold

Thank you Sis for your trust in response to God for to see through the errors here in this world


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The bereans

Exodus 2:23-25
(23) Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage. (24) So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. (25) And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God acknowledged them.
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A cursory reading of these verses might give a person the impression that God was just sitting on His throne, twiddling His fingers, and waiting for Israel to do something. But God had already begun to act. He had ensured that Moses would live through the slaughter of the Israelite children. He had directed the little ark into the hands of the Pharaoh's daughter. He had ensured that Moses would receive the benefit of a tremendous education, the best kind of secular education that one could receive at that time. He had put thoughts in Moses' mind that he could be Israel's deliverer. He had spared Moses' life when the Pharaoh tried to take it. He had prompted Moses to flee the land and led him into the wilderness to the family of Jethro. He had given Moses the time and the opportunity to continue his preparation for leading His people out of Egypt.
Who initiated all this? Certainly not the children of Israel! God did! We find all the way back in the book of Genesis that God had already prophesied that in about 400 years, He would move to bring the children of Abraham out of a captivity, which He also arranged.
Could God - who does not change, who sets patterns in His Word so that we will understand - ensure, long before we were born, that there would be a church for His people at the end time and that someone would be prepared by Him to get the doctrines they would need to understand at the end time? We know very well He could - and did.
How did Israel get out of Egypt? Not through any rebellion, revolution, intelligence, or negotiations on their part. They got out because God wanted them out. It was part of His purpose.
— John W. Ritenbaugh

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