I always loved to listen to Paul Harvey when i was on the road driving tractor-trailer hauling heavy machinery back in the late 70’s, when i was very young and newly married.
With the sited scriptures below, if Jesus is God as many seem to believe, then does that mean he ascended into heaven and sat to the right hand of himself? Does it mean he is talking in the third person all the time? That would be very confusing to people. They never have been that, satan is the God of confusion. As difficult as it may be for many of you to swallow, there are many scriptures like this that show this same type of information. Please go read it for yourself and ask Jesus and His Father Jehovah to show you and allow you to feel their truth. They are entities of awesome common sense and they are very direct & literal. Yes, there may be some symbolism in the bible, but for the most part, all the commandments (which are meant for us to follow and have a “happy long life”) and who Jesus and His father are are right there in Black & White.
As i have stated before, this is not up for debate, this is what i get from Jesus and His Father Jehovah every day. It is my belief and my job given by them to extend it out. It is your choice to believe it or not. But here, on this site, it will not be debated.
In Jesus’s name i pray and ask him to show you his truth. Amen
And yet again from the King James version:
19) So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
– 1769 Oxford King James Bible “Authorized Version”
NLT BIble: JESUS TEACHING ABOUT PRAYER AND FASTING MATTHEW 6:5-13
5 “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. 6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.
7 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again.8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! 9 Pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
may your name be kept holy.
10 May your Kingdom come soon.
May your will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today the food we need,
12 and forgive us our sins,
as we have forgiven those who sin against us.
13 And don’t let us yield to temptation,*
but rescue us from the evil one.
Again JESUS TEACHING ABOUT PRAYER AND FASTING MATTHEW 6:5-13 You may not believe this BUT, from the New World Translation Bible (Jehovah’s Witnesses) we find the same truth in Matthew 6:5-13. Yes, they believe very much in Jesus Christ and salvation through Him too. If Jesus is God, then why does He so many times in the New Testament refer back to the Father in Heaven.
5 “Also, when YOU pray, YOU must not be as the hypocrites; because they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the broad ways to be visible to men. Truly I say to YOU, They are having their reward in full. 6 You, however, when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 7 But when praying, do not say the same things over and over again, just as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8 So, do not make yourselves like them, for God YOUR Father knows what things YOU are needing before ever YOU ask him.
9 “YOU must pray, then, this way:
“‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. 10 Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth. 11 Give us today our bread for this day; 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the wicked one.’
14 “For if YOU forgive men their trespasses, YOUR heavenly Father will also forgive YOU; 15 whereas if YOU do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will YOUR Father forgive YOUR trespasses.
There are numerous instances throughout the Bible such as those above. I could go on and on and i most likely will in future blogs as this is massively important.
Bottom line is this though, as long as you believe in Jesus and do as best you humanly can to do what is stated in the bible, doing all you can to not repeat past bad behaviors, then you are good to go. But, yes the “but” is, there are many rules, commandments that Jesus himself states he did not come to change. Look for that statement yourself in the New Testament or you can see my blog about it here where the scripture is sited.
I strongly encourage you to read the Old Testament if you have never before and to read it again even though you have for years.
This is a re-post from December 2011
Please click on the Red link to read the blog from December 2011
As i state on my “Welcome” page here, i choose to call GOD, Jehovah or “YHWH“, (which could also be Yahweh) :-))! And nooooo, it is not only because i used to be a Jehovah’s Witness. It is simply that I love the fact that He does have a name. God is simply His title like, President, or Vice president, Governor, etc. , they are all simply titles.
Jesus is Always in the right place at the right time.
It is up to us to meet him there.
When we listen to Him and do what He wants us to do, we can feel Him, His “Touch”.
Its not faith at that point……
It is simply real. It is simply, literally Jesus “Touching” us, touching our lives personally through each other, literally. We all ask to be touched by Jesus right? Well this is how He does it.
It happened just like that to me today. Jesus, always, surprises me out of nowhere as he did today, but i have to admit, has never failed me. satan causes doubt and fear in us, that is where our failure is. That is where our fight belongs, with satan.
That, is the plan and has been since the beginning.
So, listen, listen to Jesus’s thoughts and feelings, follow them, feel His “touch”, His tap on the shoulder and do as He says and our fight with satan will be easier.
Jesus AND His Father Jehovah BOTH touched me today. Guess maybe i must be a handful!!
The religious scholars and the average Jewish person of Jesus time on earth took “the Law”, what Moses wrote, very seriously. Jesus knew that Moses wrote about Him. He also knew they didn’t take that seriously and so discounted much of what Jesus had to say.
We read the Bible but do we always take it seriously? Jesus demands that we take the Bible and what He says seriously.
Today i simply want to Thank You Jehovah for a number of things:
1) Thank You for Jesus and the direction you allow Him to give me
2) Thank You for my wife Patreesha :-))!
3) Thank You for the pets in our life which bring us so many smile and tears
4) Thank You for our comfortable home in the nice quiet community we live in
5) Thank You for the friends you have given us.
6) Thank You for giving me the strength and discipline to exercise in the hope of gaining back my health and doing my part to help you do that.
7) Thank YOU for being here, every second of every day for me to call on and to serve.
Thank you Jehovah for your strength, both physically and mentally, Thank You Jesus for your ideas and direction and your example of how to eat.
In Jesus name i pray, Thank you Both!
This Ones For You!
Jesus, is out there. Everywhere, all the time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You know that, if you don’t, then now you do. It is how and why, when you wake up in the middle of the night at 2:00am or 3:30am that you say to Him, “please help me”, “please show me”, “please tell me what to do”. He and his Father are there. Always.
It is not not they have left us, it is that they may have left us to ourselves, to our own doing, since we think we know so much. They did not want to wear out their welcome….so to speak :-))!
You feel Jesus simply isn’t around, like he is not focused on you. (I know this) Well, ok that may be true to an extent, because he is focusing on someone who may be listening to Him just a tiny bit more and doing what he says. However, he is Always there, simply waiting on you, i, simply everyone, to focus on HIM. When we do he will turn his focus back to us again, all he is doing is giving you a little room to grow, to breathe…to learn, to see, to experience. Meditate on Him and ask Him what HE wants, do not think about what You want. And then wait for it. Wait for him to show you, to move you, to begin little by little to tell you what he wants for you. Try as hard as you can to be patient as this may take some time, but it is on Jesus’s timeline, not ours. THAT, is also for our benefit.
Jesus and His Father Jehovah together are there, i guarantee you.
Don’t give up, don’t stop looking, seeking, listening, feeling, responding.
Jehovah is Jesus’s Heavenly Father, our Heavenly Father. HE is the one who says Yes or No to everything that takes place, Jesus is the idea man, the Shaker & Mover. Jesus has plenty of great ideas and knows exactly what His Father wants and needs and how He likes it done for the good of all.
We may not be wealthy or healthy, we may not have a million dollar business, we may not have all the answers….and that is correct, we do not have all the answers you and i, no one here on this crazy place we call Earth does. But ya know what? None of that matters, because Jesus does AND He uses the weak, the down trodden, the poor and the ones who have even done wrong to do his work.
He, knows our Hearts and our Souls. He knows us better then we do.
Listen to Jesus, He is the one that gives you that little push, that tiny thought that fleets past your mind here and there. Do what he says. Try it, what do you have to lose? How do you know it is Jesus pushing you? Jesus will always do it in the way that is best for you and in the way you are typically comfortable, maybe not always, maybe sometimes it may be a little uncomfortable…..but you can tell because deep down you know it is something you are able to do. If it is a thought or a push from satan, then you will be extremely uncomfortable and have extensive doubt. Listen to Jesus’s push, it will be like listening to yourself only with a positive twist…….. :-))!
I can feel you don’t feel He is there, either of them actually.
I can assure you they are.
Jesus, is simply waiting on You.