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This is a beautiful picture.  As far as you can look is a colorful orange sitting of the Sun and the dark rugged ocean is a spectacular sight.  I love the scenery. What an awesome God we serve.  I just love nature, to set by the ocean any time of the day is good. Morning, Noon, or Night, and as far as you can see its nothing but the jewel of nugget from the creator sitting there with all that it is within it self.  It even have a move of its own, so silk, so smooth, it is all calm within it self.  Sometime it is all tough, hard and rugged within it self.  It resembles it’s maker, God created the ocean, the whole universe to look like Him, by that I mean to have His personality.  God is Love, but sometime just like our earthly parents who chastises us for reasons of disobedient, God also chastise us, He allows our wrong choices to make our destiny or change our destiny. So therefore our choice to be disobedient to the “Will” of God, sets in the reaping and sowing motion. When you reap the hardness of a Holy God, it can resemble the rough, dark, swift movement of this ocean. This big dark rugged ocean was created by a God in whose wrath you do not want to fall under. He is a Holy and righteous God. But our God is love. He is kind. He is forgiving. He is the Almighty God who made the big wide ocean in all of it’s glory. It is all that God created it to be, not more or not less, this picture of many waters is just what it is intended to represent. A God who is eternal. Just look at the blend of the orange color sky with the sitting of the sun how it blends together as one. What an amazing view of them together. It is beautiful. I love watching the ocean, to me it is one of God’s masterpieces. A beautiful Jewel of Nugget to drop into the soul.  Well, just another one of my Jewel of nuggets for the Soul.

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SHOUT IT LOUD “WE WIN”!!!

Everybody likes to Win, they just want to win, it makes them feel good, happy, it makes them feel like they are part of the big group that know how to push, defeat and accomplish their goals. Those of us who win occasionally think their intelligent, power, popularity, and their charisma was the secret to winning, maybe it was, or maybe it was God trying to get their attention, saying “I bless you” even thou you will not give me the credit, “I stand at the door of your heart waiting for you to say “yes Jesus I love you, come into my heart and save me. Yes Jesus I trust you to Win for me.

NO works by human hand or works of the flesh, shall make you or I a true winner, it is the God in you that gives you the victory. Yes! you will win. As followers of Jesus Christ, we all want to live a triumphant Christian life. The Bible assures us that God has given all believers victory in Jesus Christ, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

1. In practical sense: how can we experience the victorious life that has been made possible in Christ? Victory ultimately belongs to the Lord our God (1 Samuel 17:47) “Then all this assemble shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands. Since the days of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt, whenever God’s people depended on Him alone, He gave them victory over their enemies. We are God’s people also, and all alone our life journey, God is giving us the victory by our Lord, Jesus the Christ. Victory in Jesus, now isn’t that good. “I Win, and You Win. (Exodus chapter 15). Old Testament prophets listened and heard the words that God spoke to them, and they would consistently point to a future Savior who would bring the fullest expression of God’s triumph: “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9) King Jesus victorious and righteous, riding on a donkey bringing salvation to a lost world, in fact He “IS” our salvation, the lowly and meek Savior full of love, Jesus the King, Emmanuel God is with us, we are a people of God, a blessed people and having victory by victory in our Christian walk with God. We are a Victorious people whom God the Father Loved before the foundation of the world and because of that love we can walk in victory. (John 16:33) “Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”. Jesus overcame the world to set us free. Amen! in our trials and tribulation we are overcomer through the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for it was at the Cross where sin was washed away and you and I were cleansed. Jesus won the supreme victory at the cross. Sin was atoned and the power of sin and death was broken. I love the way Brother Peter puts it, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed”. (1 Peter 2:24). Hallelujah we Win! After Jesus crucifixion and burial, He rose from the dead three days later, and now we share that victory. Satan thought he had won, when Jesus died upon the cross, but instead, Jesus death on the cross released our chains of bondage and set us free from the slavery of sin, and rebuked the supernatural powers of evil. Victory. Victory. Victory. This is what happen; “When you were dead in your sins and uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the powers and authorities of Satan, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross”. (Colossians 2:13-15).

The key to achieve victory in Jesus is faith. “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” in (1John 5:4-5) we read, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world; our faith”. The first step to victory in Jesus is accepting Him as your savior. You receive the Lord in your heart by the grace of the Father, by your faith. And you live in victory by grace through faith. Our salvation is a gift of God’s grace, and our victory in Jesus is a gift of God’s grace. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is, the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

What is the extent of Jesus Christ’s victory that He imparts to us? The victory that Jesus shares with us includes victory over the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world” (1 John 2:16). And also our Lord triumph over sin and temptation, and that same victory has become ours as well: “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” (Hebrews 4:15) “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

The most loved apostle John elaborates it this way: “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins, has neither seen Him nor know Him. Little children, let no one deceive you He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil”. WE WIN VICTORIOUSLY.

We who are blood brought, born again children of God, Jesus has overcome Satan and the power of evil for us, and He shares the victory with us. When Jesus ascended to the Father in heaven, He promised to send the “Helper” who is the “Holy Spirit”, this is what He says, “Never the less I tell you the truth. it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the “Helper” will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you (John 16:7). Jesus, our eternal blesses hope in God, “said’: and when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. Jesus tell us who is righteous “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the powers of the enemy, nothing will harm you” Jesus took on flesh and blood and a human body to share in humanity “so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death, who is the devil. We need not to live our life in slavery by fear of death. (Hebrews 2:14-15). Christians need not fear death or the devil because we share in Jesus Christ’s victory over them. Jesus has loosed the pain of death for us. (Acts 2:24) “Whom God raised up, having loosed the pain of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it”.

As long as we remain in this fallen world, we will still have struggles to overcome and battles to fight. Sometime you will fall, but continue to get back up, and ask God to equip you with His grace and power to overcome. (2 Corinthians 12:9) The apostle Paul Lord, says to him; “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. The apostle Paul speaks of his Lord; “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ my rest upon me”. As believers, we fight our battles in the spiritual ream, on our knees. Even though we live in the world, we do not wage war like the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world, on the contrary, our weapons have divine power to demolish strongholds in the spiritual ream. (2 Corinthians 10:3-4) “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. God has given us spiritual armor to protect us from the power of darkness that wage war against us. (Ephesians 6:10-20)

2. Victory in Jesus is real and attainable. Because our Lord Jesus has defeated Satan and every evil power of the world. We achieve victory in Jesus by resting in Christ and trusting Him to triumph for us. “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11:28) While we remain on earth, the Lord reigns victorious through those who have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and translated into His glorious kingdom of light. (1 Peter 2:9) “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”. A day is coming when the victories of Jesus will be fully realized and celebrated in the new heavens and earth. One day Jesus will swallow up death forever.. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; He will remove His people’s disgrace from all the earth.

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN (Isaiah 25:8)

Well this is another Jewel for the Soul Blog. Praise The Lord!!!

THE WORD BECAME FLESH

John 1:14

“And the Word was made flesh, dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Jesus, the word of God, was sent to earth as a baby to live as a man. He grew from a baby in the womb of a virgin named Mary. “And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS“. Luke 1:31. And He died without sin upon a cross as the sinless Savior. The term word is used in different ways in the Bible. In the New Testament, there are two Greek words translated “word”, rhema and logos. They have slightly different meanings. Rhema usually means “a spoken word”. For example example, in Luke 1:38, when the angel told Mary that she would be the mother of God’s Son, Mary replied, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word (rhema)” Jewels of Nuggets “(the Word is spoken)”

Logos, however, has a broader, more philosophical meaning. this is the translation used in John 1. It usually implies a total message, and is used mostly in reference to God’s message to mankind. For example, Luke 4:32 says that, when Jesus taught the people, “they were amazed not merely by the particular words Jesus chose but by His total message.

“The Word” (Logos) in John 1 is referring to Jesus. Jesus is the total Message – everything that God wants to communicate to man. The first chapter of John gives us a glimpse inside the Father/Son relationship before Jesus came to earth in human form. He pre-existed with the Father (verse 1), He was involved in the creation of everything (verse 3), and He is the “light of all mankind” (verse4). The Word (Jesus) is the full embodiment of all that God is (Colossians 1:19; 2:9, John 14:9). But God the Father is spirit. He is invisible to the human eye. The message of love and redemption that God spoke through the prophets had gone unheeded for centuries (Ezekiel 22:26; Matthew 23:37). People found it easy to disregard the message of an invisible God continue in their sin and rebellion. (God is Spirit) he, who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. That is why when God called Moses up on the mountain top to give the Ten Commandments to him for the people, and how the tabernacle was to be used, and also the alter of incense, they got restless, along, and afraid thinking Moses had brought them all the way from Egypt to let them die in the wildness, so with their weak minds they wanted a god that they could see. So they begged Aaron to to make them a golden calf, made from silver, gold, and jewelry, a god that they could see. “Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him” (Exodus chapter 30-32). “And Aaron said unto them, break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me”. “And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, these be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. “Jewels of Nuggets” how quickly they forgot. God had been good to them. He delivered them out of the hands of their enemies, from slavery. With a strong hand and many plagues did Jehovah God deliver the Israelites out of Egypt from bondage. How quickly they forgot what God had done for them. And I recognize, the people of God in this day and time, are the same way. How quickly do we forget what God has done for us, how far He has brought us. How he has kept and protected them, It seems like his blessing, his graces and mercies are all forgotten in time as life journey keep turning.

So the word became flesh, took on human form, and came to dwell among us. (Matthew 1:23; Roman 8:3, Phillippians 2:5-11).

The Greeks used the word logos to refer to one’s “mind,” “reason,” or “wisdom.” John used this Greek concept to communicate the fact that Jesus, who is the Second Person of the Trinity, is the self-expression of God to the world. In the Old Testament, the word of God brought the universe into existence(Psalm 33:6) and saved the needy sinner(Psalm 107:20. In John Gospel, chapter 1, he is appealing to both Jew and Gentile to receive the eternal Christ.

Jesus told a parable(example) in Luke 20:9-16 to explain why the Word had to become flesh. He said “A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. He sent one a third time, and they wounded him and threw him out. “Jewels of Nuggets” The Word became flesh and dwells in the heart of mankind. Jesus want man to bear fruits, because at harvest time He come to collect fruits of: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” God sent his servant the prophets to man with his commandments and they did not hear them, nor did they listen to them and soon they beat them, killed them and threw them out. I seem to recognize that the people of God are the same way today, they don’t listen to God’s servant the prophets. I perceive that they hear the Word but it is far from entering into their hearts to obey and to live accordingly as thus says God’s Holy Word. The conditions of world situations and crisis, from personal crisis, health crisis, economic crisis and the ability to love and get alone with each other in a respectful way and by doing so bringing harmony and solution to world problems, reveal a lack of accepting the Word of God. Therefore it is perceived that the prophets who bring the Word of God saying “what thus says the Lord” is being killed and thrown out.

“Then the owner of the vineyard said, “What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him. But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. “This is the heir”, they said. “let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What will the owner of the vineyard do to them? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others”. “Jewels of Nuggets” the inheritance was forfeit to all people (God’s) plan. The plea to the people of God is don’t kill and throw out your inheritance.

In this parable of story, Jesus was reminding the Jewish leaders that they had rejected the prophets and were now rejecting the Son, Jesus Christ. The Logos, the Word of God, was now going to be offered to everyone, not just the Jews anymore, but also a way for the Gentiles to be saved was now possible.(John 10:16; Galatians 2:28; Colossians 3:11). Because the Word became flesh, we ALL have a high priest who is able to empathize with our weaknesses, one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet He did not sin(Hebrews 4:15)

God’s plan for salvation were for the whole world to be saved. Jesus died on the Cross for all mankind.

Well this is another “Jewels of Nuggets for the Soul Blog”. Praise, Praise, Praise God!!!

CHRISTMAS IS A GIFT!

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a happy time for all little children, big and small. It’s a time when love is in the air and good will toward man. It’s a time for beautiful lights, gifts to give and receive, good food, laughter with family and friends, and also giving good will to everyone along the way as you shop, window shop, singing Christmas carols. And don’t forget that old Christmas tree that the world rush to get and load it up with glittering lights. And who can forget the man they call Santa Clause, which all little children burst into joy just thinking about what he may bring them on that good old Christmas morning. You know I was a kid once upon a time, and I waited to see what Santa would bring. Making the heart merry at Christmas time is good for children. But once upon a time there was a baby born in a manger who brought joy to all men on that Faithful First Christmas morning. He was the world Christmas Gift, His name was Jesus.

Luke 1:28-33

“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.”

“And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.”

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.”

“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

“He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David.”

“And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his Kingdom there shall be no end.”

Jesus – the name that is above all names brought the world the gift of Salvation. “Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon our people.Psalms 3:8

Jesus – His name brought the world the gift of Love. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Jesus – His name brought the world the gift of Peace. “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The Zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” Isaiah 9:7

Jesus – His name brought the world the gift of Joy. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

Jesus – His name brought the world the gift of Forgiveness. “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Acts 5:31

God gave us His Grace and Mercy in Jesus Christ. The Christmas gift is Jesus the Son of God who came upon the world in a midnight clear day, born in a staple as the breath of animals kept him warm. Christmas is a miracle wrapped in Love from God, He Loves the Son: for the Father has spoken and said, “Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11. Just think about this, the fatherly concern of God for humankind was the most gracious, needful, understanding, forgiving act that a Loving Father could have done out of kindness and love to a world of people who was lost in sin, because before it was all over “God” had to look away from His Son upon that cross in pain and agony and burden down with all the sins of the world, even yours’ and minds’. So Christmas is the time to reflect on the gift God gave to us, also we should use ever day like it is Christmas and accept the gift of Love into your heart, because today is the day to be Saved. Because Salvation is given to everyone free of charge, Jesus paid the price in full. “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. John 3:16

We must teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Jesus love the little children, He told the disciples to let the children come unto Him. We must teach them to learn about the Bible and how God want us all to be trained up in the way of righteousness. In Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. God’s Holy Word is refreshing for the soul. “Jewels of Nuggets”.

Well this is another Jewels For The Soul Blog; Jewels of Nuggets. Praise the Lord!!!

IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS

Psalms 26:7 “That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all your wondrous works”.

Psalms 50:14 “Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High’.

Psalms 95:2 “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyful to Him with psalms”.

Give Thanks For all that God in mercy sends – For health and children, home and friends; For comfort in the time of need, For every kindly word and deed, For happy talks and holy thoughts; For guidance in our daily walk.

“In Everything Give Thanks!

Give Thanks For beauty in this world of ours, For the beautiful bright shinning green grass, For lovely colorful flower that God picked Himself, For the mountains that stands so magnificent tall, big and strong, For springs and lakes that pours into our magnificent great big strong and ever wide running Seas and Oceans with colors of blues that will capture your heart and take your breath away. Our God made it All. For song of birds, for horn of bees and beautiful butterflies, For refreshing summer breeze, For cold brisk winter days and nights, For the beautiful white cold snowflakes that turns our minds to beauty.

“In Everything Give Thanks!

For the sweet sleep which comes with night, For the returning morning’s light, For the bright sun that shines on high, For the heavenly blue sky and the fluffy white clouds, For the stars glittering in the sky, For the moon that guide us by its light by night, For all these thing we see, and each day we see your blessing, in All the things you send our way O Lord day by day, For our big, and small happy homes, For our daily table of food, and shelter we give you thanks; O Lord our hearts we lift to thee in thanksgiving.

We have so much to be thankful for O Lord, For you have given us the whole world. Thank you O Lord.

“In Everything Give Thanks!

“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,” psalm 107:8

“For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things”. Psalm 107:9

Well this is another “Jewel of Nugget” in “Jewels For The Soul Blog”. Praise The Lord!!!

A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE

PSALM 142:1-7

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

O Lord, I am here in this cold place no one know me and I cry out to you mighty God. I look up to you from where my help come. For I look to the hills from where my help come, for you are there to help me Lord, the heavens testify of your power and glory, I know you care for me mighty God, come see about me.

  1. I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

With my voice Lord I make my supplication to you. Here me now my Lord for you care for me. I will make it all known to you and you will give me peace.

2. I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my trouble.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

O Lord, I have emptied myself out to you, for you know all of my trouble. When everyone leave me and not consider my life there is one thing that I know I can always trust in you.

3. when my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knew my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

In this cold place, O Mighty God my spirit is overwhelmed within me. I feel so alone, there is no one that cares for me. Lord you know my path, and I feel your warm embrace calming my spirit. For my enemies have secretly laid snares for me to stubble and fall. But my help is found in you God, you shall uphold me.

4. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

I looked and I saw people all around me and I realized they knew my name, but they did not know the soul that you created in me O Mighty God. They did not know me and I found no help from them, there was no refuge for me, no one cared for my soul. “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us”. Psalm 62:8

5. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

Then O Lord my spirit rejoiced in me, and then It rejoiced again for I had found deliverance in the time of trouble. You are my portion, my refuge and my deliver in the land of the living. I walk in the land of the living with you Lord, for you are wind beneath my soul. “And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:7

6. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

God, my Mighty Lord, I know that you will help me. Come to me, hear my cry, for this cold place has brought me very low. My persecutors wants to see me dead, there are many of them and they are stronger than I. Lord, I am weak but your strength is made perfect in my weakness.

7. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

JEWELS OF NUGGETS

You are the wind beneath my soul, come see about me and bring my soul out of prison. I am filled with joy because you are my refuge and the deliver of my soul, my soul wants to praise you. The righteous shall come around me from North to South, and East to West and they shall care for me. For you Lord shall delivery me and bountifully restore to me. Then I shall praise your name, I shall praise your name, I will have a testimony of how the Lord delivered me!

Well this is another Jewels For The Soul Blog. Praise the Lord!!!

SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Genesis 1:1-2

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. Everything God had given me I wanted to give back to Him.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. Before my body was know by the viles of the world.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. Before my mind was set to the viles of the world.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. Before my heart was turned to the viles of the world.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. And my feet would walk only where Jesus walked. Obeying the Father.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. And who I am would be fashion by the Word of God.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. And the map to life journey would be the Holy Bible.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. All of my conversations would be with the heavenly Father.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. My daily prayer time would connect me to Father God.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. All of my desires would be God ordained.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. The Bible which is God spoken word, and God is revealed, would be my daily bread.

Somewhere in time I yielded to God’s voice. I am set aside to serve God. And will dwell in the Sanctuary of the Lord all of my days.

So today as I dwell in the Sanctuary of the Lord heart, the Holy Spirit also dwell so sweetly in my heart imposing upon me that I am dwelling in His presence day by day. And each day I am redeemed through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. God heals my broken heart. God comforts me in times of trouble. God wipes away my tears. God restores my joy, He forgave my sins. And, Jesus is coming back to take me to Heaven!

” Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth” “For your love is better than wine. Solomon 1:2

As we yield unto the Lord we will obey his commandments. Jewels of Nuggets .

“The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandments of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes”; Psalms 19:8

“The Words of God is like honey to my mouth, they are fresh and lovely. Jewels of Nuggets.

“His mouth is most sweet, Yes, He is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem”! Solomon 5:16

Well this is another Jewels of Nuggets for the soul. Praise the Lord!!!

WISE MEN VISIT JESUS

Matthew 2:1-2

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,Saying,

“where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him”. Matthew 2:1-2

The Savior was born in Bethlehem, He is my Lord and savior, and what a blessing it is, because God favored me, and He favored you also.

Herod the King inquiries about Christ was all for the wrong reason. He pretended that he want to worship Jesus. But he didn’t care about offering well wishes to the Christ baby, because the ways of his heart was evil, and he wanted to harm the child Jesus. But ALL things work together for good, when Almighty God is in the situation. God had a plan of salvation for mankind, and nothing on earth or under were going to stop it.

God chose Bethlehem where Jesus would be born, we read, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me

The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting”. Micah 5:2. This scripture says the “God Head” voice had proclaimed it a long time ago before the foundation of the world was created that Jesus Christ, King Messiah, would be born in Bethlehem bringing salvation to the world until from old to forever.

Jesus Christ, the Messiah came from God to rule the world. Whether you believe it or not it is true. “God does rule the world”. No man can tell Him how to rule and No man can judge Him how he rule it. “God Is Judge Over It All”.

And Jesus Christ, the Messiah was born. There was a man sent from God, Crying in the wilderness, clean up your life, repent of your wicked and vile sins.

John the Baptist came crying out to the people, make straight your hearts, make room for the Messiah, he is coming to save you of your sins, you need to get ready. The prophet were whole heartily crying out to the world repent of your sins, and turn from your wicked ways to get ready to receive the Savior.

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” Matthew 3:1-2voic

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord; make his path straight” Matthew 3:3

The voice of the Lord is still crying out make the path straight for His righteousness. I catch hold to the prophet voice and say repent of your sins, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today in your heart because today is the day for salvation. Make your heart a path for God’s Kingdom service. A path of service to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, “teaching them to observe all things, that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20

Well, this is another Jewels for the Soul blog. Jewels of Nuggets for the soul. Praise the Lord!!!

TO DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE GOD

I will dwell in the House of the Lord! One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. Psalms 27:4 KJV

With my face turned to the Holy Hills of my God, and my hands lifted up I will give praise to the great “I Am” the everlasting God. I will express my love and strong desire in the Lord. He is the Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end. He is the light of my soul, the bright and morning star, and He is my salvation, and in God I will trust and will not fear. He is the strength of my life, and therefore I will not be afraid. I will not be afraid when the wicked shall come upon me to destroy and eat up my flesh for the Lord will be there, for my enemies will stumble and fall it’s a battle for the Lord, Jehovah-ROHI is my Lord and my shepherd. The Lord loved me before I could love Him. Therefore I will not be afraid. Even though trials and tribulations may be like an army of thousands encamped around me I will not be afraid. Jehovah-ROHI is my Lord. My heart will not fear thou trials may rise up against me like wars but in it all I shall be confident in this one thing, that The Lord is my Shepherd. “For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield. The Lord will give grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk upright”. Psalm84:11. God is the light of my life he always lead me into a good path to receive the good things that comes down from heaven. Prayer is mine, joy is mine, praise is mine, worship is mine, salvation is mine and Jesus is mine. Blessing of his grace and mercy is continually with me. No good thing will he withhold from me on earth if I ask in Faith and not doubting. Thanks be unto Jesus that I have the favor of God over my life. Therefore I will love the house of the Lord, His Tabernacle is a place of glory. As I seek God I will not depart from the house of the Lord for He dwell within my heart, He has sent His Holy Spirit from heaven to earth to dwell in our hearts. All praises go up to Jesus who lights my way The Bright and Morningstar. “And this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day”. Luke 2:37

SOWING SEEDS

(Mark 4:26-29)

The meaning of the parable of the growing seed:

This parable expands on Jesus’ teaching of how the “good soil” (a receptive heart) receives the “seed” (the Word of God). In the Parable of the Growing Seed, Jesus tells a man who scatters seeding on the ground and then allows nature to take its course. As the man who sowed the seed goes about his business day by day, the seed begins to have an effect. First, the seed sprouts; then it produces a stalk and leaves, then a head of grain, and, Finally, fully developed kernels in the head. Jesus emphasizes that all of this happens without the man’s help. The man who scattered the seeds cannot even fully understand how it happen-it is simply the work of nature. “All by it self the soil produces”. (verse 28)

Sowing Seeds: Luke 8:5-16

V5. A sower went out to sow his seeds: and as he showed, some fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. (There are 4 groups of people to whom these scriptures are references as the hearer.

1. The Word fell by the wayside, and it was trodden down and the fowls of the air devoured it

Word of God is a seed waiting to be planted in the hearts of man. So “a man” went out sharing the “Word” of God. Many people of all walks of life, and from many nations heard the Word: They heard the Word, These people heard the Word, they even believe it in their hearts what they heard, but when life came, and the cares of the world over took their lives, it gave the devil the opportunity to come and steal the Word out of their hearts to keep them from believing in Jesus unto salvation. The devil want to keep you out of the Kingdom of God, but he want your Soul in Hell with himself.

2. The second group is the Word fell upon a rock, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

This group heard the Word, received the Word of God, and believe the Word with joy, but the Word did not have a chance to take root in the hearts. So in a short time, the devil come with temptations and the believer fall away from The Faith, because the Word was sowed in the heart, but it had no roots in the heart to help fight the evil of sin and temptation. Therefore the Christian will have to go into the battle without his/her armor. You can’t fight a Spiritual battle without having your Spiritual Armor. “Put on the whole Armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. “And taking the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”. (Ephesians 6:11,17)

3. The third group the Word fell among was thorns and the thorns sprang up and chocked the Word out of the believer heart. And the Word fell among thorns are believers who heard the Word and they go forth in the world and the cares of the world riches and pleasures of this life, and the believer forget to nourish their spirit with the Word so they can bring forth good fruits, therefore they had no fruits for the riches, and pleasures of life had chocked the Word out of them.

4. The fourth group the Word fell on was good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. But the believer with a honest and good heart, heard the Word and kept it, and brought forth fruit with patience. The believer with a honest and good heart, believed the Word, had faith in the Word, and they choose to study the Word and hide it in their heart. Therefore when they walk the path of life they were able to fight the Spiritual Warfare fight because they had on the Whole Armor of God. (Ephesians 6:11-18)

When they receive the Word, they didn’t hide the Word, no, no they spoke the Word and shared God’s Word with others to bring them into salvation.

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light” (Luke 8:16)KJV

“Jewels of Nuggets: “Sowing and Reaping” you sow goodness and you reap the good that you sow, but be careful of the state of the heart in what you sow. “Seed Time and Harvest” you plant a seed in good ground and expect a big overflow in return. Be careful of the soil where you plant your seed.

Well, this is another Jewels for the Soul Blog. Praise the Lord!!!

THIS IS THE TIME FOR CHANGE

The scriptures are taken from King James Version of the Bible:

The Words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.   (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22)

“Jewels For The Soul Says:” This is the time to Stand. This is the time to weep. This is the time to look-up. This is the time to pray. This the time to recognize. This is the time for change within. This is the time for a new heart. This is the time for joy.  This is the time to love. This is the time to forgive. This is the time to turn from evil. This is the time to do good. This is the time to love God. This is the time to worship. This is the time to praise. This is the time to show up-lifted hands. This is the time to change. This is the time to help. This is the time to stop being a victim. This is the time to smile. This is the time to live with purpose.

This is the time to love the creator, but not love the creature more than you love the creator. This is the time to give God, all worship, honor, and praise, and to love others as you love yourself.  “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all of your soul, with all of your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. On these two commandments hang all the law and prophets”

Jewels of Nuggets: Do you love the creature more? Do you love your big house, your big car, your big bank account, your big closet of clothes, all of the material blessing that comes to you, do you worship them more? This is the time to worship the True and Living God, Jehovah God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, He is the Son of man.   “Amen

God will never change, He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. “I the LORD do not change”.  Malachi 3:6

God tells us of the cautionary nature of his declarations and the fact that He will act in accordance with our choices. If He announces at any time a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation that I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And at another time He announces that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it. “This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and actions”  (Jeremiah 18-7-11).  “If a nation I warned repents [like Assyria in Jonah 3]. . . then I will relent.” Conversely, God may tell a nation they will be blessed, but “if it does evil in my sight [like Israel in Micah 1] . . . then I will reconsider the good I had intended.”

This is The Time for Change:

  • To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
  •  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
  •  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
  •  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
  •  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
  •  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away;
  •  A time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
  •  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

There is a great deal of toil and trouble to be seen among the children of men. Labour and sorrow fill the world. This toil and this trouble are what God has allotted us. He never intended this world for our rest, and therefore never appointed us to take our ease in it. To many, it proves a gift. God gives it to men, as the physician gives medicine to his patient, to do him good and make him feel better. This travail of a world is given to us to make us weary of the world and desirous of the remaining rest. [when we shall see God] It is given to us that we may be kept in action, and may always have something to do, for none of us were sent into the world to be idle, and for sure not to stay. Every change cuts us out some new work, which we should be more anxious and concerned about, than about the event.

  • What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
  •  I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
  •  He has made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. [“Jewels of Nuggets” God is the maker of this temple, and He made it beautiful and He is continually working on it, he is not through with me yet, so don’t judge.]
  • I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. [“Jewels of Nuggets” We must be pleased with our fate in this world, and cheerfully submit in the will of God concerning us, and accommodate ourselves to it. There is no good in things, except to do good with them, to our families, to our neighbors, to the poor, to the public, to civil and religious interests. It is to do good in this life, which is short and uncertain we have but a little time to be doing good, and therefore you need to redeem the time”.]
  • And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor it is the gift of God. [“Jewels of Nuggets” God gives blessing let us thank Him for all that is given to us to enjoy. Don’t be greedy, also be ready to bless others”.]
  •  I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever; nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
  •  That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.   [“Jewels of Nuggets” Whatever changes we see or feel in this world, we must acknowledge the inviolable steadiness of God’s government. The sun rises and sets, the moon increases and decreases, and yet both are where they were, and their revolutions are in the same method from the beginning according to the ordinances of heaven so it is with the events of providence”.]

This is The Time for Change.  Every man needs to see a change in his Mind, Spirit, Soul, and let the change cause his body to act in obedience to God’s ordinances that are set forth in the world. The world, as it has been, is and will be constant in inconstancy for God requires that which is past, that is, repeats what he has formerly done and deals with us no otherwise than as he has used to deal with good men and shall the earth be forsaken for us, or the rock removed out of its place? There has no change befallen us, nor any temptation by it overtaken us, but such as is common to men.

  •  And moreover, I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place righteousness, that iniquity was there.   [“Jewels of Nuggets” Solomon is showing that everything in this world, without piety and the fear of God, is vanity. Take away religion and there will be nothing valuable among men, nothing for the sake of which a wise man would think it worthwhile to live in this world.”]
  • I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.   [“Jewels of Nuggets” One day the judge himself will be judged for not judging all right. Judgment in the world today is perverted. God shall judge between the righteous and the wicked, he shall judge for the righteous and plead the cause of the oppressed, but the wicked He will not hear. “The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming”.]
  • I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.   [“jewels of Nuggets” Man will be in a bad state without God. Here Solomon hope is that that God would visit man and show him he is nothing without his God. For without God men are compared to beasts”]
  •  For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other, yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.   [Jewels of Nuggets” Here again Solomon is comparing man to beast if a man does not have a new soul in the Divine Christ he is lost after the breath of life goes out of him, for the beast breath air also and when the breath of life leaves him, he goes down to the below”.]
  • All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.   [“Jewels of Nuggets” Man and beast bodies go to the same place when it dies, it is returned back to dirt from where it came. But there is a difference to what happens to man and beast when they die. It is for certain the spirit of the beast goes downwards to the earth it dies with the body, it perishes and is gone at death. The soul of a beast is, at death, like a candle blown out-there is an end of it and it dies forever, but whereas the soul of a man is then like a candle taken out of a dark lantern, which leaves the lantern useless indeed, but does continue itself to shine brighter, because the soul of man continue to live, it will never die because “The Breath Of God” was breathed into the nostrils of man. This great difference between the spirits of men and beasts is the reason why man should worship his God and set his affections on things above, and lift up their souls to those things on high”.]
  •  Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?   [[“Jewels of Nuggets” God knows. He created them as such. Man spirit was put in him to bring glory to Jehovah God in the heavens. A man was made to worship God. God has reserved His place in the heart of man. Beasts have no part in the kingdom worship of God, for beasts have no life in his spirit and after death, the spirit of a beast goes to below”.]
  • wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?   [“Jewels of Nuggets” There is nothing better, as to this world, nothing better to be had out of our wealth and honor, than that a man should happy in his own works, that is: Keep a clear conscience, and never admit iniquity unto the place of righteousness. Let every man examine his own work, and approve himself alone, and not in another. (Galatians 6:4). Let him not get nor keep anything but what he can rejoice in. “For the boasting is this. the testimony of our conscience that we conduct ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you”. 2 Corinthians 1:12. Live a cheerful life. If God has prospered the work of our hands unto us, let us give thanks unto God and rejoice in it, and take the comfort of it”.]

Purpose of Writing: Ecclesiastes is a book of perspective. The narrative “of the Preacher” reveals the depression that inevitably results from seeking happiness in worldly things. The book gives Christians a chance to see the world through the eyes of a person who, though it was very wise trying to find meaning in temporary  human things. Most every form of worldly pleasure is explored by the preacher, and none of it gives him a sense of meaning. The Preacher finally realized that this world away from God has nothing to offer, it shall all pass away, and will destroy man as he searches for it, SO,  Vanity of vanity, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Well, this is another Jewels for The Soul Blog.   Praise The Lord!!!

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