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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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THANKFULNESS

Well, Praise the Lord, it is November and Thanksgiving is upon us. Christmas is just around the corner. Wow, this year just flew by, I can barely remember the high and low points in this year, it just seems to me like I just lied down and woke up a few times, and the year was gone. Strange, very strange. Well, anyways I am very Thankful unto God for blessing me in and through this year, So, therefore I must reflect on Thankfulness, it is a great and powerful word in the present season.

Being Thankful in the midst of hard circumstances. For example, King David had a problem that caused him distress in (Psalms 28:6-7). And he cried out to God for mercy, protection, and justice. “But” after he cries out to God, David writes “Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song”. Another Old Testament saint “Job’ as he says in Job 1:21 in the face of losing all that he had and even faced death himself, Job, still praised God, he trusted in who he knew God was “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised”. In the midst of hardship, those Old Testament saints remembered who God was, and as a result of knowing and trusting God, they gave thanks. We also like King David, and the others, should remember God’s faithfulness to us and give thanks.

Thankfulness is a prominent Bible theme, 1Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. Did you catch that? Give thanks in ALL circumstances. When you have not seen anything but dark clouds and tears and you can’t comprehend what is happening because the storm just keeps on raging, but you keep giving thanks always, “IN ALL THINGS”. You see what Apostle Paul writes, Keep praying continually, and give thanks to God while you are in the storm. Thanksgiving should be a way of life for the Christian, Thanksgiving should naturally flow from your hearts and mouths.

So let’s see! Why should we be thankful and how should we have gratitude in different circumstances in life.

Psalm 136:1 ,”says, Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, His love endures forever”. As you can see, we have two reason to be thankful: (1). God constant goodness, (2). His steadfast love. When we recognize we are lost sinners and understand that without God in our life, there is only death. (Romans 7:5)

(Psalm 30), gives praise to God for His deliverance. King David writes, “I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave, you spared me from going down in the pit . . . . You turned my wailing into dancing, you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever” (Psalm 30:1-12). The same should be the Christian praise to God for saving his/her soul from Hell by the works on the Cross of His Son and our Lord Jesus Christ. We should be rejoicing just as King David did, and Thanking God for the Joy He has put in the heart. My heart sings right along with King David, unto the Lord, it can’t be silent. Give God thanks in good times, and give Him thanks in bad times as we remember His pass faithfulness.

Believers should be thankful unto God for the many blessing that He send their way every day. Believers’ faith should lead them to be thankful in grief and difference kinds of trials, because through the hardships, their faith may be proven to be genuine and cause them to give praise, glory, and honor to their God in the face of adversity. If you have a spiritual eye God’s grace and mercy never leave you. But to marvel at blessing, there is one incomparable blessing, and it is the blessing the Father gave to the world that was in the form of Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, was given to save the world from sin. “And the Word became Flesh”!!!

The Apostle Paul was heavily persecuted, but he wrote, “Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

(Hebrews 12:28) it says, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptable with reverence and awe” The people who are called believers must learn to be thankful. Their God is worthy of our thanksgiving. Give Him the credit for the good and favorable things you receive in life, because if you are saved and a born-again believer you know that the good blessing and favorable things in life did not “just happen, or you got lucky, or it was all your doing”, No, “it was God doing it, God blessing your life” it is what He does, He gives to us abundantly. God blesses us. In the last days when Jesus returns, one of the characteristics in the world at the time will be unthankful people (2 Timothy 3:2-3). Wicked people will be “ungrateful”.

We should be thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17). When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and off the pain of our present circumstances. Expressing thankfulness helps us remember that God is in control, and we are part of the bigger picture, we belong to God, and we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3).

We have an abundant life, and gratefulness is fitting for all born-again believers.

Jewels of Nugget / Jewels for The Soul Blog November 23,2021 Praise the Lord !!!

GOD DIVINE GRACE

In the book of Acts, the Apostle Paul experience the power of divine grace and that grace transformed his life and gave him the power to serve his and our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 9:1-20). So, it is with believers, when we experience the grace of God, our lives is transformed by the power of God, and we are enabled to serve God because, He has quickened them together with Jesus Christ, (for by grace are you saved). Apostles Paul, and all of Jesus disciples was able to endure adversity with joy and contentment because they knew divine grace was sufficient for their weakness (1 Cor.15:10; 2 Cor.12:9). So, it is with believers, God’s divine grace is sufficient in the time of hardships, tribulations (2 Cor.12:9). We must continue in God’s grace, it is the way we live in full dependence upon Him (Acts 13:43). The favor of God is always upon the believer, every time He delivers us out of danger, strengthens our faith, guide our steps, when the way to go is unknown, and with grace in hand He will lead us through the hard times of life, as He lavish us with His favor.

The word “grace” as it is in the New Testament comes from the Greek word charis, meaning “favor. blessing, or kindness”. We can all extend kindness to others, in fact God commands us to be kind to others. “to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love”. God favored us by giving the greatest gift that man will ever receive, He gave Grace. For the Grace of God, is God choosing to bless us rather than curse us as we deserves. It is His benevolence (kindness) to mankind, who’s sins made man undeserving of God’s grace. “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. (Psalms 51:5). “For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations” (Psalms 100:5)

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are you saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves”. The only way any of us can have a relationship with God is because of His grace toward us. As I stated in my blog “The Creation”, God covered Adam and Eve sin in the Garden of Eden in His righteousness. “Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothes them”(blood was shed for their sin). God choose to forgive them of their disobedience, and He made them righteous with Himself. God pattern of showing grace throughout the Old Testament was by the institution of blood sacrifices to atone for the sins of man. It was not the physical blood of those animal sacrifices that cleansed the sinners; but it was the grace of God that forgave those who trusted in Him and followed the commands that God gave to them for a sin offering. “And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD”. When Jesus was born to die upon the cross and sheded his blood for the remission of sins only once, God was pleased, Jesus blood was enough, only once was it necessary for the blood of Jesus to be shed for the sins of the world. “In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had not pleasure”. “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. (Hebrews 10:6-7)

God chose to cancel our sin debt by sacrificing His perfect Son in our place

Grace comes from God, He is the instigator of grace, and it is from God that all other grace flows. Jehovah. Immanuel. El Shaddai -The all sufficient One, The God of the mountains; God Almighty, showed grace toward the sinner man when He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die upon an old rugged cross at Calvary. Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world, He died on the cross, they put Him in a tomb, “BUT” on the 3rd. day He rose from the grave, Jesus is alive and He lives forever more. He is “God’s Grace to mankind.” God show both mercy and grace. God’s grace and mercy is not the same, the mercy of God withholds a punishment that we deserve, means it (does not give you what you deserve) and grace gives a blessing we don’t deserve, means, man deserved to die for his sins, but Jesus died instead for man sins – “Now, that’s Grace!”

-Titus 3:5 He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

-2 Corinthians 5:21 “For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.

God gave grace to His enemies:

-Romans 5:10 “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by His life.

God offered us forgiveness:

-Hebrews 8:12 “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more”

-Ephesians 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.

“God has reconciled us to himself by the blood of Jesus Christ our Messiah:

_Colossians 1:19-20 “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; V.20 ” And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven”.

God offered us abundant life:

-John 10:10 “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.

God offered eternal treasure:

-Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy, provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

God provided for us His Holy Spirit:

-Luke 11:13 “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him”

And God will give us a place in heaven with Him some day

-John 3:16-18 “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”. V.17 “For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved”. V.18 “He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”.

Jewels of Nugget / Jewels for The Soul October 31, 2021 Praise The Lord!

OUR GOD IS SOVEREIGN

God is sovereign, and He has choose the one’s who will love and obey Him, to call them His little children. When we worship him, and praise him, we are showing Him we love and honor Him. We show love to God when we talk to Him by prayer. God is Sovereign, and He gave mankind free will to choose. God’s sovereignty is one of the most important principles in Christian theology, The sovereignty of God is not debatable. “God have supreme power and authority” over all things. We who are Christians agree that God is preeminent in power and authority. God’s sovereignty is a natural consequence of His omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. “Jesus said to His disciples – If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done unto you.” (John 15:7). You have free will, so Jesus say’s “IF” you stay with Me, trust in Me, hope in Me, then you may ask anything of Me and it shall be given to you (keep in mind when we ask God anything you must ask according to His will and in faith. The apostle Paul were saying to the church, “IF” you holdfast by which you are also saved, (by the Word of God), “IF” you holdfast that Word which I preached to you-unless you believe in vain. You need to abide and hold the Words of God in your heart. To what extent do God apply His Sovereignty? Specifically, how much control He exerts over the wills of men? When we speak of the sovereignty of God, we means He rules the universe, but the debate begins, over when and where His control is direct and when it is indirect. God is described in the Bible as all-powerful and all-knowing (Psalm 147:5), outside of time (Exodus 3:14; Psalm 90:2), and responsible for the creation of everything (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1). These two divine scriptures traits of God, set the boundary for God’s sovereign control in the universe, which is to say nothing in the universe occurs without God’s permission. God has the power and knowledge to prevent, anything He chooses to prevent, so anything that does happen must, at the very least, be allowed by God. God does not cause things to happen, He is Holy and there is no darkness in Him–From the Epistle of 1John 1:5, the apostle writes “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all”. God has a permissive Will for the universe and mankind, so whatever we are burden with, whatever trials and tribulations life may bring upon us in this world, we must remember that God is light, but sin and disobedient He turn away from, and does not bless or reward the person or nation who commit such acts. Mankind have free Will, and God gave man dominium over the earth, man is in charge of God’s creation, and man decisions affects every person on the earth, the world depends on mankind decisions. Because of sin, man is not capable of choosing what is best for humanity without God’s help, therefore, God uses His sovereignty Will over the will of man in the universe at all times. It may be direct or indirect. The Bible describes God as offering humanity choices (Deuteronomy 30:15-19), holding them personally responsible for their sins (Exodus 20:5), and bringing punishment for their sins. As stated before, the sovereignty of God refers to the fact that God is in complete control of the universe. It is better to believe in God who is sovereignty, than a system of fatalism. Humans are able to make genuine choices that have real consequences. God does not directly cause everything to happen, yet He does allow all that happen to happen. And ultimately God’s will is going to be accomplished. You might not think of God as the supreme and in control of every thing in your day, but God is, and we should recognize God who is sovereignty moving in our lives everyday. Because the sovereignty of God is quite practical and has a significant impact on our daily lives. The sovereignty of God impacts on our everyday life is it removes all cause for worry. We can trust that what the Bible says about God’s character is backed up by His ability of proven miracles’. Not only does God love us, but He has the ability to care for those who are part of the family of God, and all believer can claim (Romans 8:28) “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose”. So we can rest assuredly that our Sovereignty God is able to work all things for good, even when we do not know how thing will turn out when we are in trials and tribulations.

The Sovereignty of God impacts our everyday lives because we can trust God’s sanctifying work in the life of believers. Many times Christians get so full of pride and think their maturing in faith is completely all because them. God does not save us and then leave all the growing and maturing in faith up to us. We play a part in our maturity, for we are called to obedience. when we obey God, growth and maturity takes place. Christians must recognize the sovereignty of God and trust Him to bring them to maturity (Galatians 3:3), (Philippians 1:6). Looking to Romans 8, the Apostle Paul, writes “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called, those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all-how will he not also, alone with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died-more than that, who was raised to life-is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Romans 8:29-34). Jehovah God was and has always been, He is eternal, and in eternity we were with Him, and God sovereign plan for our salvation was with Him. Christians do not need to rely on their own works and performance in the church, but we can rest in the character of God and focus on actually really getting to know Him, as He is in the “Word”.

As Christians the sovereignty of God also affects how we make decisions. We recognize that God is in control, so we pray, trust, seek, and with faith you make your decision knowing that God is in control, and we can trust in God’s faithfulness and His ability to answer prayer and lead you the right way. If we fall in the wrong direction, we know to trust God to set us back on the right course. God’s sovereignty control does not mean we sit idly by and just allow life to happen. No we are to participate in life and go bravely into life, trusting that our loving Father sees the larger picture and is faithfully working everything for His glory. (“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. Hebrews 3:16)

As a Christian the sovereign of God impacts our sense of identity. As a Christian our identity is in Jesus Christ, when we understand how powerful God is and how much He loves us, we will know we are secure in Him. We are the objects of God’s sovereign love, we allow God to define us, and our worth is found in Him. We do not look to the changing ideals of the world to identify ourselves. When we understand that God is in complete control, we can live our life freely. There is no need to fear ultimate failure or final destruction (Romans 8:1). There is no need to fear worthlessness. We can be confident that God will have His way and that it will be good. We can trust the one who says He loves us and is able to act on that love in all ways, Just as He did in time past when He gave His Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, for the sins of the world. We can trust even when the world seems completely out of control, God is in control. We know He has the big picture covered, so we can trust Him with our problems, our daily struggles, our disappointments, our pain, sickness, our loneliness, or any unfavorable situation in our lives, our sovereignty God has it under control.

Praise! Praise! Praise! To God Our Maker.

Jewels of Nugget / Jewels For The Soul September 26,2021 Praise The Lord!

WHY DID GOD CREATE THE WORLD?

GENESIS CHAPTERS: 1, 2 and 3

The creation:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that move, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creeps upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth. And God said, see, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seeds; to you it shall be for food. “Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis, chapter 1)

  • Genesis, chapters 2 and 3

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. v2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. v3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” The World we see and enjoy every day of our life was created in seven days. Jehovah God finished His work on the sixth day and on the seventh day He rested. Therefore we have a day of rest, not only that, Jehovah God sanctified it and Blessed the seventh day, and so should we. We should relax from our work, cares and worries and realize that God gave us this day of rest, to focus on His goodness, mercy and grace, and to worship Him and the glory there off. I meditate sometime on the magnificent way Jehovah God created the World, and then I imagined our mighty God who has always existed, Father, Son, Holy Spirit wanting someone to love, wanting someone to fellowship with, to commune spiritually with the spirit whom He is within His holiness, in His creative place for worship, to give glory to His name Jehovah God goes to work creating and creating until in the end He had changed a world of Chaos into a world of beauty by speaking it into existence by a word. I love the creative awesomeness of God. The Bible shows us that the glory of God is the reason why God created everything, the earth and the whole wide world. It seems reasonable to assume that God who is abundantly full of grace and love, would desire a recipients to lavish His provisions of love upon. Because God exist all by Himself, and in His infinite fullness of abundant glory and power, and with His “Will” to communicate to someone who He is, Jehovah God, was moved to create the World. The Bible emphasizes the excessive love, blessing, and power that God desires to pour out on those who love Him. “Let’s put it this way “My cup overflows” from the blessing of God. There is no one like Him, He is the “True and Living Spirit of the World”. In scripture God says: “I am the first and I am the last; and beside me there is no other God.(Isaiah 44:6),(Isaiah 41:4),(Isaiah 48:12). “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the LORD, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”. (Revelation 1:8) (Proverbs 16:4) “The LORD has made all for Himself” So we can see Jehovah God created the World for His glory, also He is the only “True and Living God” “For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people”. (1 Samuel 12:22). The LORD called the Israelites His people all throughout the Bible. But He has made all nations of people His people, Jews and Gentiles alike. We know this because it is in His Holy Word, the Bible, we also know we are all His people, because the Word of God never change, it is the same today as it was yesterday 42 generations ago. Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, hung upon the cross for All people, He came to save All, (even if we are the engrafted one’s) God loves us “All” and wishes no one to be lost. He is the Messiah for All nations. The creation was like this: v4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD GOD made the earth and the heavens, v5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD GOD had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. v6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creep upon the earth”. v7 And the LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. v8 And the LORD GOD planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. v9 And out of the ground made the LORD GOD to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. v16 And the LORD GOD commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: v17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eat thereof thou shalt surely die. v18 And the LORD GOD said, it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him. v19 And out of the ground the LORD GOD formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. v20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him. v21 And the LORD GOD caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; v22 And the rib, which the LORD GOD had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. v23 And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. v24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. The earth was without sin after creation, for God had created a pure and clean sinless world and placed the man and woman in a garden of paradise. Everything that Adam and Eve needed to live a blessed and fruitful life, God had placed it before them. Out of the ground He grew every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. God had placed a river that flowed out of Eden to water the garden, after it watered the garden of Eden, the river parted into four heads, Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel, and the fourth river is Euphrates. God made the garden beautiful for Adam and Eve. God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that move upon the earth. God created the world for His glory. He created man to commune with Him in a glorious spiritually way, He would walk in the garden and talk with Adam in the cool of the day, God and Adam, I see with a spiritual eye, God walking in the earth with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day as they fellowship together. But they lost that privilege to be close to God and commune with Him on a daily basis. They disobeyed God, by listening to the serpent(the devil),they sinned, they became doubtful of what God had told them, and they let the devil deceive them. How could they question what God had told them “Not To Do” and be tempted by the devil. God gave them everything they needed, but they traded what was good and true for that which was bad and evil. The LORD GOD created the world, and it was “All Good”. Of all the trees God made to grow with every kind of seed within its own tree, God put it in the garden for Adam and Eve to eat off. God said, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eat thereof thou shalt surely die”. They traded Life for Death. Now every man must choose Life or Death, I choose life in Jesus Christ, my Lord, my Savior, the Messiah, the Son of Jehovah God, the almighty God, the everlasting King of the World to come. I hope many more will choose Life over Death. Sin had entered into their heart; “And they heard the voice of the LORD GOD walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of LORD GOD among the trees of the garden. “And the LORD GOD called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou? “And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself”. And he said, who told thee that thou was naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, the woman whom thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD GOD said unto the woman, what is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the LORD GOD said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: In the Garden of Eden the Judgment of Mankind was implemented, the war between Good and Evil. The war between God and Satan.(Genesis 3:8-24) The Adamic Covenant conditions the life of fallen man – conditions which must remain until the kingdom age, “the creation also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God”(Roman 8:21). And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel – thou shalt bruise his heel. “The chain of references referred to here includes the promises and prophecies concerning Christ which were fulfilled in His birth and works at His first advent”(Acts 1:11) Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorry thy shall bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and has eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. – return – death(physical)(Hebrew 9:27). And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Eve – That is, living or life-giver. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD GOD make coats of skins, and clothed them – coats of skins: “Type of Christ, made unto us righteousness – a divinely provided garment that the first sinners might be made fit for God’s presence(Isaiah 64:6).

In His great mercy, God also covered Adam and Eve’s shame (Genesis 3:21) and gave them a message of hope in the promise of a Redeemer. The Bible’s first mention of the coming Messiah is found in (Genesis 3:15), often called the protoevangelium. The seed of the women would come to crush the head of the serpent, at the cost of being bruised Himself. So, an integral part of the creation story is a prediction of Jesus’ death on the cross and His triumph over Satan and the curse.

The Creation – To be continued!

Jewels Of Nugget / Jewels For The Soul August 30, 2021 Praise The Lord!!!

TRUST IN THE LORD

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths”.

You know “what” we cannot trust someone we don’t know, and that is the secret of learning to trust God. “You must learn about God, and get know Him before you can trust Him”. If someone says to you “Trust me”, you can either say, “yes, I’ll trust you”, or you can say, “No, why should I trust you”? Trusting God will come naturally when we learn who God is and why we should trust Him.

The main reason we should trust God is that He is worthy of our trust. Unlike men, He never lies and never fails to fulfill His promises.

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good”? Numbers 23:19

Unlike men, He has the power to bring to pass what His plans and purposes is to do in your life and also to “Will” His purpose in the earth.

“The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:” Learn to love God and then you will “trust” Him.

All of the plans of God are perfect, holy, righteous, and He works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”. Roman 8:28.

Note: all things work together for good”, not that all things that happen is good, but with God the thing that is not good in life, He will see you through and turn it around for good for you and me, and in that thing that is not good, “IT WILL WORK FOR OUR GOOD” – with God’s “Will” working in our life, to gather with His grace and mercy, we are the most blessed people. If we will endeavor to know God through His Word, we will see that He is worthy of our trust, and our trust in Him will grow daily. To know God is to trust Him.

The record of God’s promises is in His Word for all to see, alone with the record of fulfillment. There are Historical documents to verify those events and speak of God’s faithfulness to His people. Do you see God working in your life? Have you seen His faithfulness in your life? I think every Christian can give personal testimony to God’s trustworthiness as they see His work in their lives, fulfilling His promises to save our souls and to use us for His purposes (Ephesians 2:8-10) and comfort us with peace that passes all understanding as we run the race He has planned out for us (Philippians 4:6-7); (Hebrews 12:1). The more we experience His grace, faithfulness, and goodness, the more we trust Him. (Psalm 100:5); (Isaiah 25:1)

So as I began to close and summarize why you can trust God more, I will say in conclusion: We have no other sensible alternative. Should we trust in ourselves or in others who are sinful, unpredictable, unreliable, have limited wisdom, and who frequently make bad choices and decisions swayed by emotion? Or do we trust in the all-wise, all-knowing, all-powerful, gracious, merciful, loving God who has good intentions for us? The choice should be obvious, but we fail to trust God because we don’t know Him. As you already know, you cannot hope to trust in someone who is essentially a stranger to you, but that is easily remedied. God has not made Himself difficult to find or know. All we need to know about God, He has graciously made available to us in the Bible, His holy word to His people. “TO KNOW GOD IS TO TRUST HIM.

“CAN YOU TRUST HIM”? CAN YOU TRUST HIM? CAN YOU TRUST”?

“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

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HE HAS GIVEN HIS SPIRIT

1 John 4:13

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us

OF HIS SPIRIT

Do you know that so many believers spend their time not really sure if they are “saved”. “Once a person is saved they are always saved. Once a person is saved and know Christ as their savior, they are brought into a relationship with God that guarantees their salvation as never can lose it, never needs to be saved again, because their salvation is eternally secure”. The question is do you know that you are saved – no questions asked. Because most people find themselves stumbling at some time in their lives, because they are unsure of their position in Christ. It is the devil who will put doubt in the mind about your salvation. maybe you have said or thought this way after going to the altar in church, or someone asked if you are saved or want to be saved. Sometime people will say “I went to the altar and I got saved again”. When people need reassurance like that it comes from a lack of understanding of how the Holy Spirit of God works. The Bible tells us that God has given us His Spirit. It dwells within all believers. “salvation is more than just saying a prayer, it by the Holy Spirit unction that the person made the decision for Christ. Salvation is the sovereign act of God whereby an unsaved sinner is washed, renewed, and born again by the Holy Spirit”. (Titus 3:5) But it is only through love and our understanding of God’s love for us that His Spirit is able to affect change in us. When the Spirit of God begins to influence and change our hearts, that is the clearest evidence, we can have, “that we are in Christ Jesus and remain in Him, and He is in us”. God’s Spirit bears witness in our lives to what God has done in our hearts..

Romans 8:38-39

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present no the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”.

  • Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
  • Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
  • And every spirit that confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that is should come; and even now already is it in the world.
  • Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
  • They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hear them.
  • We are of God: he that know God hear us; he that is not of God hear not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
  • Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God: and every one that loveth is born of God, and know God.
  • He that loveth not know not God; for God is love.
  • In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
  • Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  • Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
  • No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
  • Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his spirit.
    • 1 John 4:1-13

Lord, thank you for your Holy Spirit. You abide in my heart and teach me your ways. Your love changes my heart and my mind and I am indeed made new. I pray that others may see your Spirit working through me and the evidence of Your presence in my life will shows in my actions. What I do for God and others is the leading of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Jewels of Nugget / Jewels For The Soul Blog June 19, 2021 Praise The Lord !!!

“GRACE”

Amazing grace – how sweet the sound, – that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.

The words of this famous hymn by John Newton, written in 1772 seem to resonate with people of all theological persuasions: It is song in churches of all kinds, evangelical Christians, to Roman Catholic, to mainline liberal, to Mormon. It has been recorded by countless artists. The concept of at least the word “grace” is firmly planted in our culture. The word “Grace” can be summed up as “undeserved favor”. The Bible says that we are saved by grace. The grace of God is expressed by God’s forgiveness of our sins, and His blessing to us include peace and fulfillment in this life, and in the life to come, unencumbered fellowship with Him for all eternity. Just as the song “Amazing Grace” has gained almost universal acceptance, it is difficult to find any religious expression with roots in Christianity that does not extoll the virtues of grace. No one with even minimal exposure to Christianity would be so lacking in sensibility as to claim that he has lived a life of such good character that eternal life is owed to him. Most people will admit that they have shortcomings and are in need of God’s grace. Grace is undeserved favor; it is God’s blessing on the unworthy. Jesus illustrated true grace with the story of a father who received his runaway son with celebratory joy, a totally unworthy individual who brought nothing to his father except dishonor and shame, but his father lavished him with undeserved blessing when he returned home (Luke 15:11-24). We are saved by grace, not by a mixture of God’s grace and our works. According to Scripture, we can do nothing to earn salvation, nor are our best efforts good enough to elicit a gracious response from God to earn our salvation. All of our righteous deeds are as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Even considering our best efforts, we have fallen short of God’s standard of righteousness (Romans 3:23), and we deserve death (Romans 6:23). We are not commanded to “do our best” for God, but we are to love Him perfectly and completely (Matthew 22:37). And we fail in that. The commandment is not to “try” to love our neighbors, but to actually succeed in loving our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39). In spite of our “best efforts” we fail, and who can honestly claim they gave it their “best effort” anyway? We are just people, our best is so little. We are saved by grace; it is the gift of God not ours. When you work, you receive wages, and your wages are turned into an obligation that you did. But he who trust God without works, he is justified by God who justifies the ungodly. The ungodly is justified by their faith which is credited as righteousness (Romans 4:4-5). No work is involved.

Two great truths of Grace:

  • God justifies the ungodly. “Not” people who have done their best, and think God owe them a pat on the back for their “best effort”. God justifies those who do not deserve it.
  • God justifies people who receive salvation by faith. “Not” people who give it their best effort.
  • If people are justified in any part based on what they do, they are receiving wages. Grace is a gift. If grace is based on works to any degree, then it is not grace.
  • (Romans 11:6).

THE LOVE OF GOD WAS GIVEN

And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth….. For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”. (John 1:16-17)

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8

The earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. God said to Noah, the end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. In His grace, God told Noah to build an ark of gopherwood, and God told Noah exactly how he wanted the ark to be built. And Noah and his family was saved from the flood. Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis, chapters 6-9)

You are the fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. Psalms 45:2

During the days of King Saul, the Lord told the prophet Samuel to anoint a young shepherd boy as the next King over Israel. God sent Samuel to Bethlehem, where David lived with his family. (1 Samuel 16:1-4). God chose David to be king over all of his brothers, he found favor with God and were anointed as King of Israel. (1 Samuel 16:1-23

For the Lord God is the sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly, Psalms 84:11

In the New Testament the word “grace” comes from the Greek word Charis, which means “favor, blessing, or kindness.” We can all extend grace to others; but when the word grace is use in connection with God, it takes on a whole new and powerful meaning. Grace is God choosing to bless us rather than curse us as our sin deserves. It is His benevolence to the undeserving. (John 1:17)

But he giveth more grace. wherefore he said, God resists the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6

We are saved by grace from beginning to end. Once a person has come to faith in Christ, it is not of his own doing himself, but it is God working through the Holy Spirit that draws this person into fellowship with Him, and he therefore receive salvation. (John 6:44). Even before man believe, the very desire to come to God is God’s grace at work in him to bring man into the saving grace of God. “Salvation belongs to the LORD” (Psalm 3:8), (Revelation 7:10).

Salvation by grace means that, from first to last, it is underserved. Jesus is the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). Grace is not God doing 95 or even 99.9 percent, with us making up the difference. Grace is God doing 100 percent and man humble acceptance of it. recognizing that he himself is unworthy and have nothing to contribute.

This spiritual melody that we sing shine a light on “grace”

“Could my tears forever flow. “Could my zeal no languor know, “These for sin could not atone- “Thou must save, and Thou alone: “In my hand no price I bring, “Simply to Thy cross I cling. (Augustus Montague Toplady)

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HEALING FOR YOU

There is healing in Jesus. He is The “God Head” and all power is in Him. God still heal when the doctor shakes his head, and turn and say there is nothing else we can do. When you are told such words it is hard to hear, but it is reality. Trust God in all things, pray, and pray without ceasing. Pray in Faith to the Heavenly Father, God Himself will hear the prayers of the righteous. Stand on Faith in God before you call on man for your healing, or seek man for your healing. You will Pray, and pray without ceasing.” (1Thessalonians 5:17). says for us to “Pray without ceasing” God has given doctor wisdom and knowledge to use it for earthly healing of the people. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraided not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5). It will serve you good to seek professional help for healing. But it is God who we should put our Faith and trust in for healing and God will work out your healing journey for you. And you will be at peace.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by His stripes we are healed”. (Isaiah 53:5)

Mark 5:24-34

Now Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a great multitude gathered to Him; and he was by the sea. And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus was his name. And when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, and begged Him, earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live”.

“So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.

A multitude of people were walking with Jesus, and thronged Him as they walked to Jairus house. My spiritual eye can imagine they were talking, bumping against each other and laughing.

“Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years,”

Because this woman had a bleeding condition, and the issue had continued for twelve years. She had spent all she had seeking help from many physicians and no treatment was known for her condition. We also know she was not permitted to the temple for Jewish religious ceremonies. According to the Law she was unclean, and anything or anyone she touched would become unclean.

“and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather worse.”

All these twelve years of this woman seeking help, she had found none. She was getting worse and worse.

“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment”.

This woman was in the crowd pressing around Jesus which means that each person who bumped into her would have become unclean, including Jesus. But after twelve years of suffering, she was obviously desperate for a miracle. This woman was in pain, she was hurting and in lots of humiliation.

“For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well”.

This woman put her faith to work. “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone”. (James 2:17)

“Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction”.

“And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said,

“Who touched my clothes”?

Our Holy God, walking on earth as a man. saving man, healing man, casting demons from man, raising man from the dead, Jesus is the Bright Morning Star light among the people. He lights our way, He is the light of the world. Follow Jesus and walk in the light, He is the way the Bible tell you so. Some of Jesus Holy Ghost power left Him when this sick and desperate woman touched Him. Jesus, our God, who is full of compassion toward His people struggled with the darkness of the touch, He struggled with the urgency of the touch. He knew it was a desperate touch of sickness in need of a miracle, so with heavy mourning He asked;

“Who touched my clothes”?

“But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, “Who touch me”?

His disciples were not fill with the Holy Spirit yet, because Jesus was still with them, He had not returned to the Father yet, So the other one just like Him (The Holy Ghost) had not come yet. Jesus knew this was not just a throng, it was a touch of desperation. His disciples did not understand what Jesus was speaking about.

” And He looked around to see her who had done this thing”.

Jesus, the Messiah, the one who saves and gives everlasting life, the Savior of the world, the King of King, our God everlasting Father, had stood still, waiting for the one who had touched Him, and were so desperate for a miracle. Jesus who is our Eternal Father wanted to know who touched Him. Our God is filled with kindness and compassion because as soon as the woman touch Jesus garment the bleeding stopped, and she knew she was healed. Jesus could have healed the woman and kept on walking to His original destination. Only He and the woman would have known what had taken place. But He didn’t do that. Jesus stopped what He was doing and acknowledged the result of this woman faith: Her faith had brought her complete and instantaneous healing.

“But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what had happen to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth”.

Her touch did not make Jesus unclean, Jesus touch made her clean. People were pressing and pushing into Him from all over, yet our Savior, our awesome God, stops, turns, and asks, “Who touched my clothes”? Jesus perceived in Himself that power had gone out from Him. The woman was fearing what could happen to her, she knew she received healing in her body, her miracle was given. “But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told told Him the whole truth”

“And He said to her,

“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction”.

Jesus spoke to the woman in a familiar way, he called her Daughter, we are sons and daughters of God by faith in Jesus Christ, our savior, our Messiah. She probably was familiarly with the Ministry of Jesus, how he went all about the cities in Israel healing the sick, and she considered in her own heart “Jesus can heal me”. But this woman was desperate for healing, having little or no hope because of what she was experiencing. (same with us when we exhaust every mean of healing and nothing is working, I would say there is a need to reconsider what or who you are putting your faith in. There is no need to wait until you get big faith, the bible says you can have little faith as mustard seed faith. This woman took a chance to put her faith to work, and nothing else mattered, she said, if I could just touch His clothing I will be healed. Faith Works. Jesus looked upon her and clears up any misconceptions about her healing, He says to her “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be free from your suffering”. What a Mighty God we serves, He moves our pain and suffering, He is the Everlasting God who cares. God is moved to action by our faith. And He is never too busy to answer your prayer and move on your behalf by your faith.

“This is what Jesus said about faith “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you”. (Matthew 17:20)

Whatever things you ask for when you pray, believe that you have received them, and you will have them. Amen!!!

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  • Jesus called her by a familiar name as daughter, for we are sons and daughter of God, by faith in Jesus, and her faith in Jesus gave her access to Jesus for healing. She believed by faith she would be healed of her affliction if she could just touch His clothes, and that as strong faith. For sure this woman was familiar with how Jesus traveled all Israel healing. Her faith had healed her, and the blessing of Jesus made her whole.
  • “Go in Peace and be healed of your “.h

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PSALMS 100

I LIFT MY HEAD UP UNTO YOU LORD. I LIFT MY EYES UP UNTO YOU LORD. I LIFT MY HANDS UP UNTO YOU LORD. I LIFT MY HEART UP UNTO YOU LORD. I LIFT MY PRAISE UP UNTO YOU LORD. I SHOUT FOR JOY UNTO YOU LORD WITH GLADENESS AND THANKGIVING. A NEW DAY LORD IN THE SON TO GIVE PRAISE AS I WALK AND COMMUNE WITH YOU LORD. MEDITATING ON YOUR WORD. AS I SPEAK YOUR WORD OVER MY LIFE, MY FAMILY LIFE, AND MY FRIENDS LIFE TODAY, LORD. TODAY IS A NEW DAY AND I “LOVE” IN THIS DAY, I GIVE AND IS GIVEN UNTO, I FORGIVE AND I, ALSO IS FORGIVEN. I “LOVE THE QUIETNESS OF YOU CARESSING MY SOUL IN THIS NEW DAY LORD. O GIVE THANKSGIVING UNTO THE LORD!!!

  • MAKE A JOYFUL SHOUT TO THE LORD, ALL YOU LANDS!
  • SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS; COME BEFORE HIS PRESENCE WITH SINGING.
  • KNOW THAT THE LORD, HE IS GOD; IT IS HE WHO HAS 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 TO HIM, AND BLESS HIS NAME.
  • FOR THE LORD IS GOOD; HIS MERCY IS EVERLASTING, AND HIS TRUTH ENDURES TO ALL GENERATIONS.

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JOHN 10:7-16

Then said Jesus unto them again

  • Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
  • All who ever came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
  • I am the door, if anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
  • The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
  • I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
  • But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
  • The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
  • I am the good shepherd; and I know my sheep, and I am known by my own.
  • As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
  • And other sheep I have which are not of the fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
  • Therefore my Father loves me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

Blessing. Blessing. Blessing, our God is blessed, and therefore we are blessed. Jesus said “I am” the good shepherd, He is making a proclamation that He has a unique divine identity and purpose, He is the spiritual door we need to enter into fellowship with God the Father. Jesus is our good shepherd. We are His sheep, and because He is the good shepherd we can rest assuredly in His goodness. We know that all good thing will come to us from the Father because He loves the Son. Jesus is the door for us to walk through, He said “I am the door”, the only door for the sheep to go out and in, and find green pasture. Jesus know His sheep, His sheep know Him. He call and they answer Him, because they know His voice. When any other come bearing the name of the good shepherd, my sheep do not hear them because he is a robber and a thief who is not sent of the Father. The hireling is not sent from the Father, he do not own the sheep, therefore the sheep do not hear him. My sheep know I am the good shepherd, the Father knows me, and like wise I know the Father and my sheep enter in by Me, “I am the door” they will be saved when they enter in the door. The thief come only but to rob, steal, and destroy, he is the Devil. The thief will not protect the sheep, he will leave the sheep alone to be hurt or kill when danger come. Because the hired shepherd will run, he don’t care for the sheep, he is the Devil. But “I am the good shepherd” I have come to save you. I am come to give you life, and life more abundantly. I have other sheep who is not in the fold because they have not heard My Word, they are lost and have not heard my voice. I must save the lost sheep, you who know me, you who love me, go into all hills, valleys, all nations all over the land, and tell the Good News so my sheep will know me. And they will hear my voice. Tell them My Father love Me because I lay down my life for my sheep. My sheep will hear my voice, they will come unto me, and there will be One flock and One Shepherd. “I Am The Good Shepherd”.,

Jewel Of Nugget / Jewels For The Soul April 12, 2021

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