IDENTITY           “WORTH CONSIDERING”       6/29/22

Identity is an interesting and continually changing factor in our lives.   Who are you?   When I was born on a cold September 22  midnight on a hillbilly farm in Kentucky in 32.   My first identity was -0- as all thought I was dead.   Deep forceps creases in my head, but then I started breathing and crying so they bundled me up and went back to saving my mother.  She could no longer have children after me and they gave me my dad’s name, Norman Kenneth Smith and just added a Jr.  So as he was Norman, I became a Kenneth….and started growing up into that identity as Kenny.  Then at about 19 month old they thought I needed a little help from God in my life and took me to church to get baptized.  I vividly remember the experience, I thought they was going to cook me after washing me over a big stone bowl of water, So I let out a big scream, they let me go, ran out of the church and threw rocks at the minister when he came out the front door.  My first God experience which somehow, did not work, just got wet.  Over the next 20 years, tried out many identities, none of them really seem to fit.  But when working in Long Beach I ran into a guy who truly had an identity in Christ Jesus as a Christian.  First time I had ever seen one of those kind of people before?  So followed Floyd  around for about 6 month and got caught.   Floyd and Dick took me into the Bible into 1 Cor.3:11-15 & John 3,   and for the first time it made sense and that change my identity has to be in Christ Jesus and to really become alive, but had yet to learn not to throw rocks.

The process has now been going for some 67 years.  Not easy to get ride of the identity of Adam in his pride and rebellion and put on the humility and obedience of Christ Jesus.  Lots of rooms in my house that needed cleaning out so as to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God.

Looking back over my life now at getting close to 90 and it is amazing as to how many rabbit trails I have taken out of the “WAY” of God in trying to allow the Holy Spirit to fill my heart with the presence of God.  There is such a bunch of seduction of counterfeit identities that are available.  There are so very many ways now to dress pride & disobedience up to look humble and obedient, especially in religious traditional circles.

When I was finally baptized as a Christian in 1955 and told that I needed to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ Jesus.  That was nice…   Now some 67 years I am just starting to realize the explosive impact of that simple statement.   In my life now, it has become very simple, does it lift up Jesus or me.   Is the conversation to help the Kingdom of God or to make myself look good in lifting up myself.    Are my thoughts self centered or Jesus Centered?  Who is in control, The nature of Adam or the Spirit of God.

Often I share a meal with friends and family and most of the time the youthful energy takes over the conversation and it is only about this world and the things of this world.  In fact it seems almost impossible to bring the conversation around to anything spiritual.  Most of the time the conversation is taken over by some strong personality to elevate themselves with their version of there past conquests and events.   And I listen to their Adamic nature trying to stay alive when from God’s point of view the Adamic self centered, what about me, nature has to die in order for the Holy Spirit to really fill us and make us alive in Christ Jesus as LORD.    Otherwise as the children of Adam, we will remain as the Walking Dead , John 3.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   So what do we look for to know that we are really saved?
When we start to pick up the identity of being in Christ Jesus we will begin to rest in the LORD about ourselves.  Our interest will begin to be concerned about others.   We will become concerned about their salvation and pray to know how to reach them.   As we put on the mind of Christ Jesus and are really in HIM as Lord then the things that He was interested in will become the things that we are interested in. We will experience our salvation in the changes of where we place our time in life.  Is it for me or is it for Jesus.

Faith come by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.   We will find ourselves spending more time in searching the Scriptures for the Truth of God and in seeking the wisdom of the God about things than just trying to prove how much we think we know about the world..  John very clearly tells us:    “Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust and sensual craving of the flesh and the lust and longing of the eyes and the boastful pride of life [pretentious confidence in one’s resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father, but are from the world. 17 The world is passing away, and with it its lusts [the shameful pursuits and ungodly longings]; but the one who does the will of God and carries out His purposes lives forever. “    1 John 2:15-17.

We are encouraged to put on Christ Jesus,   “ Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. 3 For you died [to this world], and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, [a] appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.  5 So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because it replaces your devotion to God]. 6 Because of these [sinful] things the [divine] wrath of God is coming [b] in the sons of disobedience [those who fail to listen and who routinely and obstinately disregard God’s precepts], 7 and in these [sinful things] you also once walked, when you were habitually living in them [without the knowledge of Christ]. 8 But now rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene (abusive, filthy, vulgar) language from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old self with its evil practices, 10 and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self—   11 a renewal in which there is no [distinction between] Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, [nor between nations whether] [c] barbarian or [d] Scythian, [nor in status whether] slave or free, but Christ is all, and in all [so believers are equal in Christ, without distinction].  Colossians 3:1-11.
In prayer this morning I ask the Holy Spirit what I could write to be helpful.   I Pray that it works and helps you to have faith to put more of your life into HIS Kingdom rather than wasted on the stuff of this very temporary life and world.
Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful grace & mercy,   Ken<><   www.OhanaChurch.Life  
                       There is but one CHURCH of Christ Jesus as LORD.   
               All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are eternal members 


Today’s Scripture (From a church in Texas.)
So he said he would destroy them—had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.  Psalm 106:23, NIV
Be a Gap Stander
Today’s Scripture describes a time after God had delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, then miraculously parted the Red Sea and gave them food and water in the desert. Despite all He had done for them, they started worshiping a golden calf along with partying and being immoral. God was so angry that He would have destroyed them had not Moses fasted and prayed, asking God to have mercy on the Israelites. Because one man stood in the breach for them, God changed His mind and spared their lives.  Why don’t you do as Moses did and stand in the gap for family, friends, and coworkers who are off course and making poor choices. They know better, but they’re doing wrong anyway. It’s easy to stand in judgment against them and write them off. But you can be the one who makes a difference. Live your life as a gap stander. Be a people lifter. Make it your mission to take time every day to help pray people into their destiny.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can stand in the gap for the people in my life who are making poor choices and doing wrong. Thank You that I can cover them in prayer and ask You to be merciful to them. I will make it my mission to pray for them every day and see them reach their destiny. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s Notes:
Sounds good, does it not?   Some truth but mixed with fiction, like some of our watered down vain messages of today.  First off, Our Creator God has an absolute perfect FOREKNOWLEDGE.  Jesus was already in prophesy in Gen. 3:15, Psa. 22 and in Acts2:23 so even prior to the universe being created, our Creator God knew what it would cost for or redemption.   With Abraham, God already knew what Abraham would do and had the sacrifice already caught in the brush for the offering.  But Abraham had to do it.  We are often shown where we are by our Creator in order for us to grow up in Him.  Sometimes it is our disobedience.  Sometimes our need to grow in faith, With Moses, his obedience to God’s word in the details.   To not add to what God has said.   God told Moses to speak to the rock for water as we need to speak to Jesus, Isa. 28 for living water.  But Moses to demonstrate his anger hit the rock a couple of times and destroyed the object lesson.   Numbers 20:1-13 give us a picture of the heart of Moses that God wanted to change and was prophetic of the power of God becoming the Word of God in Christ Jesus.    For this vanity he did not get to go into the Promised Land that he had spent 40 years of his life pushing a difficult people to find there way into.  Joshua and Caleb guided them in.   Moses was taken up on the mountain and buried.      Our Creator God never has to change HIS mind.

All through the Old Testament we see the “WORDS of GOD’S Perfect Foreknowledge, over and over God tells us what HE is going to do prior to it coming to pass.  HE knew before the first atom was created out of HIS unlimited energy that I would be sharing this with you today.   He already knows who HIS elect will be, but we don’t.   We are called to finish our course, learn what we can and endure or enjoy HIS Grace until the end of our life to graduate into HIS kingdom for our sakes.   For rewards and judgments to be valid they must be done in freewill.  For love to be valid, it must be totally of freewill.  If manipulated, then only a robot and invalid.   Thus our Temporary Body in a temporary dimension of time.

Our Creator God is helping us to learn to become like Jesus, Eph.4:11.   Please read to verse 16 and notice that the process is of GOD is to make us perfect in HIM.  If you are not open to the Holy Spirit changing you, you could become one of the foolish virgins in Matt.25.10-13.

OK, so I had pneumonia for about a month and now OK, P.T.L.   Still need to go through some healing for the bronchitis over the next few weeks, sure glad that is over.  And I learned that I need to take better care of my old house.  If you are really a Christian then you are also in a process of learning how to become like Jesus.   And if you don’t learn by loving faith you can check out Job for what happens otherwise.   You are in a school of sanctification and our Creator God is into making us perfect.  Just like any Good Father for HIS children.  If not, you are not HIS.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life

“We reduce discipleship to a canned program, and so many in the church end up sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries.” – Francis Chan     “The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion,
confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center” – Paul David Tripp       “Discipleship isn´t a program or an event; it´s a way of life. It´s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn´t for beginners alone; it´s for all believers for every day of their life.   Discipleship isn´t just one of the things the church does; it is what the church does.” -Bill Hull     “Only a disciple can make a disciple.”- A. W. Tozer     “Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self…” -C.S. Lewis     “When the church becomes an end in itself, it ends… When small groups ministry becomes an end in itself, it ends. When the worship service becomes an end in itself, it ends. What we need is for discipleship to become the goal, and then the process never ends. The process is fluid. It is moving. It is active. It is a living thing. It must continue to go on. Every disciple must make disciples.”  – Robby Gallaty,     “Thriving churches have the Great Commission as the centerpiece of their vision, while dying churches have forgotten the clear command of Christ.” – Thom S. Rainer,      “Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged,  or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision.” – David Kinnaman

There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD on Earth,
All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are Eternal Members.


STORMS         “WORTH CONSIDERING”       6/20/22
His wife said, “Still holding on to your precious integrity, are you? Curse God and be done with it!”  Job 2:9, MSG

Storms   ( Received from a church in Texas today.)
When Job and his wife went through a series of very painful losses, and then Job suffered a crushing illness, instead of encouraging Job, she said, “Job, you’ve always done the right thing, and see what you get. Just curse God and give up.” Fortunately, even though he didn’t understand why it had happened, Job knew better than to make judgments based on one season of his life. He declared that God’s favor had been on his life, and that this storm was not permanent. By faith, Job weathered the great storm and eventually came out of it with double and lived a long, blessed life.   Every person has unfair, painful seasons. But you have to remind yourself that it’s just a season. It’s not the rest of your life. Don’t make a judgment based on a betrayal or a setback that’s temporary. Don’t give up on your dreams, lose your passion, or live bitter. The storm may be difficult, but what God is about to do is going to supersede anything you’ve ever seen.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that the unfair, painful seasons, when I don’t understand why something is going wrong, are only for a season of my life. Thank You that the storms are temporary. I believe that Your favor will shine again, and You will supersede anything I’ve seen You do before. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Comments,
The above sort of kicked me in the butt today.   Going through a surprise divorce,   Caught walking pneumonia so difficult to get a good nights sleep, on antibiotics, which I hate and the last night pulled a ligament in my left shoulder which is very painful and make is difficult to use my left arm.  But you know,   God’s love is still here, Jesus is still on the Throne and all is well, this too shall pass and cause me to grow spiritually in the process if I don’t get into bitterness and resentment that could sink my boat.

Interesting story Job, actually the oldest book we have in our Bible as I understand it.  Seems Job was written about 2200 BC about the same time period as Abraham, Lot & Isaac.• He lived to marry and become “one of the greatest of all the men in the east (Job 1:3).
• He lived long enough to have sired ten children (Job 1:2).
• His children were old enough to have their own homes (Job 1:4, 13).
• After his tragic loss of everything, he lived long enough to father ten more children and amass even greater wealth (Job 42:10–13).
• He lived an additional 140 years after “all these things,” seeing his children and grandchildren to four generations (Job 42:16–17).   The Alexandrian Septuagint contains an addition to Job 42:16 stating that Job died at the age of 240.

In the story God ask satan what he had been up to….  Satan replied, “checking out the earth.”  And then God said a surprising thing, ““Have you considered and reflected on My servant Job? For there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God [with reverence] and abstains from and turns away from evil [because he honors God].”   Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land. 11 But put forth Your hand now and touch (destroy) all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.” 12 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that Job has is in your power, only do not put your hand on the man himself.” So Satan departed from the presence of the Lord.   And we know the story, Job lost everything, his children, his wealth and his children.    So why did God do this?  It really does not sound like the God of the Sunday morning sermon, does it?  And if not true why still in our Bible?  

You will find the key over in Job 3:25-26:   ““For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me,
And that of which I am afraid has come upon me.  “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet,  And I am not at rest, and yet trouble still comes [upon me].”

It appears that Job was not enjoying the abundance of what God had given him and was very fearful that he would loose his wealth, children and health.   He was even offering sacrifices for he children in case they might have sinned.   And the more God Blessed Job, the more fearful he became.   So my understanding is that God allowed satan to strip Job so that Job would learn not to fear, as in Chapter 1:21 Job clues in his readers as to what this story is about.   Job.1:21,   “He said, “Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb, And naked I will return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”  And we see in Job 42:10 where when Job accepted all that had happen to him as being allowed by God and gave up any bitterness or resentments for his friends, it was over.  “The Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

So the lessons from Job concerning the down times in our lives as for us is to consider them from God to help us grow spiritually.   So to not get into fear as God has not given us the spirit of fear but of Love, Power and a Sound Mind, 2 Tim.1:7.     And to not to harbor any bitterness, resentments or unforgiveness,   but to fully trust in God for the outcome to be good for those who are called according to HIS purpose,  Rom. 8:28.

Another, sort of humorous,  thought about this whole event was that Job had no fear concerning his wife, so she seemed to be mostly excluded from what Job went through.  Of course she gave him some very bad advice.

Thank you for your prayers, not out of the woods yet.  But trying to take Job’s lessons to heart.

Yours, In HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken,<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life

There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD,
All who Love, Honor & Obey HIM are eternal members.

Worthy Brief <;   (World news from a Christian Perspective.)



Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.   We can do nothing about yesterday and most of our plans for tomorrow will never happen.   Not only that but our earthly  life time is less than a second in the light of the fact that our Creator has given each of us an eternal soul.   But unfortunately you and I were born spiritually disconnected or dead in the pride and rebellion of Adam.   That is why Jesus was sent to save us, if we want Him to, and if so,  our understanding what Jesus said in John 3 is so very important.   It is obvious as the body in which we now live that it  is only good for a very short time,  considering eternity.   And why would the Creator want to  give us another body unless we line up with HIS commandments while in this temporary body?  And what does not having a new body look like for an eternal soul, Jude 13.

Speaking to the Pharisee, Nicodemus….Jesus said,  ”I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a person is born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified], he cannot [ever] see and experience the kingdom of God.” …“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] [a] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior & Lord] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Whoever believes and has decided to trust in Him [as personal Savior and Lord] is not judged [for this one, there is no judgment, no rejection, no condemnation]; but the one who does not believe [and has decided to reject Him as personal Savior and Lord] is judged already [that one  has been convicted and sentenced], because [b] he has not believed and trusted in the name of the [One and] only begotten Son of God [the One who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, the One who alone can save him].

So from a Biblical perspective our solar system was created for the purpose of being the placenta for the birth of the Family of God, then to be recycled.   Jesus being the 1st of the new eternal God/Man species.   And the 1st of many to follow,  if they join in HIM.   John 10:7,   “So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am [a] the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. 8 All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them.   Luke 13:23-25, “And someone asked Him, “Lord, will only a few be saved [from the penalties of the last judgment]?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door [force aside unbelief and the attractions of sin]; for many, I tell you, will try to enter [by their own works] and will not be able.   25 Once the head of the house gets up and closes the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door [again and again], saying, ‘Lord, open to us!’ then He will answer you, ‘I do not know where you are from [for you are not of My household].’

Much of our evaluation of ourselves and others seems now,  to be on the basis of works.   In fact the art of self evaluation and our personal elevation of ourselves among friends and others seems a main factor in our conversations.   One guy that I remember in giving his testimony about Jesus used the word “I” about 150 times,  I actually counted.   It was a long testimony basically only about him for personal elevation and pride and not about Jesus much at all.

In Rev. 12:11 we are reminded of what our testimony should be: “And they overcame and conquered him (lucifer) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. “

So the testimony was all about Jesus, and HIM giving his life for us and our willingness to follow and obey HIM as Lord even if it might mean  physical death to us.   Nothing about any good works from us.   He is the only foundation for our salvation.   What we do because we love HIM will  have  nothing at all to do with our being saved.   It is our relationship with HIM alone that saves us.   What we do for HIM as built upon His foundation will come up later for rewards as in 1 Cor. 3:11-15,   In fact in 1 Cor.1:19-31 it shows  very clearly that our only testimony should be Jesus or none at all.   Not our Church, not our minister, not about ourselves.   “ For it is written and forever remains written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise [the philosophy of the philosophers],   And the cleverness of the clever [who do not know Me] I will nullify.”   20 Where is the wise man (philosopher)? Where is the scribe (scholar)? Where is the debater (logician, orator) of this age? Has God not exposed the foolishness of this world’s wisdom? 21 For since the world through all its [earthly] wisdom failed to recognize God, God in His wisdom was well-pleased through the [a] foolishness of the message preached [regarding salvation] to save those who believe [in Christ and welcome Him as Savior& Lord]. 22 For Jews demand signs (attesting miracles), and Greeks pursue [worldly] wisdom and philosophy, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, [a message which is] to Jews a stumbling block [that provokes their opposition], and to Gentiles foolishness [just utter nonsense], 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 [This is] because the foolishness of God [is not foolishness at all and] is wiser than men [far beyond human comprehension], and the weakness of God is stronger than men [far beyond the limits of human effort].  26 Just look at your own calling, believers; not many [of you were considered] wise according to human standards, not many powerful or influential, not many of high and noble birth. 27 But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty]. 28 God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are, 29 so that no one may [be able to] boast in the presence of God. 30 But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God [revealing His plan of salvation], and righteousness [making us acceptable to God], and sanctification [making us holy and setting us apart for God], and redemption [providing our ransom from the penalty for sin], 31 so then, as it is written [in Scripture], “He who boasts and glories, let him boast and glory in the Lord.”

I use to preach this to Hippies to show them that they were well qualified to become Christians…   That they were exactly what their Creator was looking for to make Christ Jesus as their LORD & Savior.   Really experienced a lot of God’s Grace when so preached.

Yours in HIS great Love & wonderful Grace & Mercy,     Ken<><      www.OhanaChurch.Life

Thanks for your prayers for me, 3rd day antibiotics, still on the endangered species list.



We grow up in a world of clocks and means of telling time.   When on the farm as a kid, it was not that important.   We saved lamp oil by going to bed around 8 and then early choirs began about 4 in the morning.   I don’t remember anyone having a watch.   Lunch time was easy, hunger and the sun was not making and east or west shadows.  But down town the folks had bells, whistles and time clocks to keep every one on track.  And you could set your pocket watch by the train if you had one.   One of my kids gave me a pocket watch to remind me that she loved me all of the time.   I still have an old family gold pocket watch.   

So in our little world, we are comfortable feeling we know what time it is at just about any time of the day.   I have a wrist watch and watch in my cell phone, at the bottom of my computer, at the top of my bed side just push the button and it lights up at night with the time.  Also there is a clock on the stove and on the TV and we are pretty secure in our little bubble of time.   But did you know that one day, our need of time will cease and time will be no more value.  So let’s take a look as God’s dimension concerning time:

Isa. 65:17,   “ “Behold, I am creating new heavens and a new earth;  And the former things [of life] will not be remembered or come to mind.“     Rev. 21:4,   “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.”  

Actually, seems to me, that the need for time is the result of there being a need for death (due to pride and rebellion) and the need for communications to get anything thing done by gathering at the same time.    So in the ultimate eternal Kingdom of our Creator with no death and with perfect spiritual communications, the need for time would cease to be needed or even exist.  The concept of time was created for humanity by God in Genesis 1:14-19. However, God is love, spirit and light (1 John 4:8, 16; John 4:23-24; 1 John 1:5) and therefore, exists in/at the speed of light or beyond.  God is timeless in the sense of being outside of time altogether; that is, he exists but does not need to exist at any point in time.   The time process on earth is set up for us to have the opportunity to lean to be perfected to life with HIM in HIS dimension of timelessness.   Jesus is the first of a new eternal species and the door has been opened for us to join HIM if living in righteousness is our comfort zone.

God has given us this gym for a limited time on earth to secure some spiritual muscles if we will go for it.   But it is locked down in time so that the rebellion and pride will be contained and not contaminate the other aspects of HIS creation.   We are in a hot house of spiritual growth to be sanctified by the Holy Spirit to become like Jesus, if we are up for it.    And if we do, we will get a new eternal spiritual body to be able to live with our Creator in righteousness for eternity in HIS dimension of timelessness.   If we don’t then no new body, in fact, an eternal soul, with no body at all

In the resurrection of Christ Jesus on that very early Sunday morning Jesus went to the 3rd Heaven and back on the same day,   John 20:19 and extended God loving grace of salvation to his disciples, John 20:22.  Eight days later Jesus appeared in a locked door room with HIS disciples to bring salvation to Thomas, John 20:27-29.  This was the first time in four thousand years that salvation was a valid experience.  The sacrifice had been paid, it was a done deal but then it was only the beginning of the process of sanctification and perfecting to help us become like Jesus.  And as God never violates our freewill we always will have the choice of returning to the things of this world.   We are daily faced with the choice of either Jesus being Lord and feeding on those things which are spiritual and eternal.   Or we can feed on the things of this world where our flesh nature from Adam is more comfortable, Rom.7-8.   Who you feed, will eventually become your god or boss.  Often our conversation with family or friends and mostly about this world.   This is due to the Word of God being so corrupted with vain (prideful) traditions that it seems powerless and boring just like Paul Prophesied in 2 Tim. 3:1-5.

So I am in the quest for other souls out there who are really wanting to learn and grow with me into being like Jesus.   It seems to me that if a dozen souls came together in the John 17:20-26 unity that Jesus prayed for.   And we could see Jesus lifted up and the Holy Spirit confirming the Word of God with POWER.   Then the Book of Acts come alive again and gatherings would be powerful and difficult to find the space to gather.

Over the last week I have been experiencing the flue, difficult at my age.   Prayed for myself, others prayed for me, not much power in the church today????  If you notice in John 17:22, Jesus prayed, “ I have given to them (church) the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one;  I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me.   Of course the word Glory in the Bible means POWER,   John 2:11.   So where is the POWER that we need to bring the world to Jesus as LORD as Jesus prayed to begin with: “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.

Seems to me that in the divided theater church of today we are happy to tell folks that they are OK just as they are.   Don’t make waves about differences and division.   Let’s just agree to disagree and let the LORD fix it later.   After all unity and power are not really that important.  And if we really focused on Unity and Power we would probably loose some of our membership.     Better a bit of compromise and be able to pay our church bills so to have a nice church and be comfortable on Sunday mornings.   We are here for a short time to help the world find Jesus as LORD and to get ready for the big move to live with our Creator for eternity.   Let’s get with it.    Only God’s TRUTH can give us power and set us free.   2 Tim. 3:5,   take a look…

Yours in HIS great Love & wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   www.OhanaChurch.Life

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JESUS, Son of man

JESUS, Son of Man    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   6/11/99        From Ken Smith

In really understanding the Word of God about Jesus we must first realize that we are quarantined in a time dimension so we experience a past, present and future.   Whereas our Creator God lives in a timeless dimension with an absolute foreknowledge of all things, past, present and future.   So our Creator God knows exactly who HIS ELECT ARE even in the process of sanctification but we don’t and are going through the process, or not, of becoming HIS ELECT.  As an Architect the plans are already drawn but the building is now in progress.  He knows who HIS Elect are but we don’t.  Our Creator knew before the beginning of any creation what would come of what HE was creating.   He knew what Adam would do and what Jesus would do.  And in order for there to be responsibility and love there also  had to be absolute freewill in our dimension of time so that all would be valid without any manipulation.   So could Jesus have sinned, YES!   as otherwise nothing that HE did would undue what Adam did.   So we see the process, but God already sees the completion.  For God, Isa. 9:6 was done but for us, we are observing the process.  Much to yet happen in Rev. 19-22 which in time, yet to happen but from God’s perspective a done deal.  But can GOD sin, NO!,  a thing HE can not do.  Nor can HE be tempted, nor can HE die.  

In Luke 4:18 & Isa. 61, Jesus noted that God’s Spirit would be UPON HIM.   So as a Prophet of God, sometimes it was Jesus speaking and sometimes it was the Word of God speaking through HIM.  Moses prophesied that HE would be, “like him” Deut. 18:14, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a [a] prophet like me [Moses] from among you, from your countrymen (brothers, brethren). You shall listen to him.“   In Gen.  Moses also wrote about Jesus.  Gen.3:15, “And I will put enmity (open hostility) Between you and the woman, And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, And you shall [only] bruise His heel.”   

So when Jesus came in HIS fist advent He was a man whom God could speak clearly though or was HE actually the WORD OF GOD in the form of Flesh or both?    I was taught the latter, but now beginning to focus on the former.   More and more I am draw to the fact that except for the curse due to Adam’s rebellion, Jesus was just like Adam in HIS first 30 yrs.  That Jesus was totally limited to the same resources that are now available for us, today.   Only HE always choose to walk in the LIGHT.   Isa.52:13, “Indeed, My Servant (the Messiah) will act wisely and prosper;  He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.”   Notice here that Jesus  had a free will as also did Adam.  Isa. 53:2, “For He [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender shoot (plant), And like a root out of dry ground; He has no stately form or majestic splendor That we would look at Him, Nor [handsome] appearance that we would [a] be attracted to Him…  He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him.”
1 Cor. 15:45:  So it is written [in Scripture], “The first man, Adam, became a living soul (an individual);” the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit [restoring the dead to life].   Romans 5:15:  But the free gift [of God] is not like the trespass [because the gift of grace overwhelms the fall of man]. For if many died by one man’s trespass [Adam’s sin], much more [abundantly] did God’s grace and the gift [that comes] by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, overflow to [benefit] the many.    Rom. 5:18: “So then as through one trespass [Adam’s sin] there resulted condemnation for all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.”

If when Jesus was born HE was the Word of GOD, then HE would have known everything as being GOD.  But did Jesus know everything?  Or was HE a prophet, speaking for the Word of God, perfectly?   Jesus, “Son of Man.”     Matt. 24:36, ““But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son [in His humanity], but the Father alone.”     Luke 22:41-43,  And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.”     Mark 15:34, “And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”    John 4:54:  “If I glorify Myself, My glory is [worth] nothing. It is My Father who glorifies Me.”     Heb. 5:8-9, Although He was a Son [who had never been disobedient to the Father], He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered. 9 And having been made perfect [uniquely equipped and prepared as Savior and retaining His integrity amid opposition], He became the source of eternal salvation [an eternal inheritance] to all those who obey Him,

So, for me, I am persuaded that Jesus, as the 2nd Adam was body, soul and spirit the same as us except HIS birth was a new start and not contaminated by Adam’s sin.  Obviously he grew up having access to and loving the Old Testament Scriptures which contained all of the Messianic Prophesies.  By faith HE came to realize that HE was that “Lamb of God” mentioned in Holy Scripture and began HIS ministry at age 30, receiving the Power of God for what needed to be done for the salvation of mankind.   In HIS death and resurrection that power was given to HIM and now to HIS Church.    And in Rev. 1, 4, & 19 we see the completed work of God in making man (Jesus)  into HIS Image and Likeness, Gen.1:26.  Jesus is now the 1st Born of the New Creation (Species) that is now totally man and totally GOD as in 1 John 5:5-9, “Who is the one who is victorious and overcomes the world? It is the one who believes and recognizes the fact that Jesus is the Son of God. 6 This is He who came through water (body) and blood (soul) [His baptism and death], Jesus Christ—not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. It is the [Holy] Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. [He is the essence and origin of truth itself.] 7 For there are three witnesses: 8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three are in agreement [their testimony is perfectly consistent]. 9 If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [that is, if we are willing to take the sworn statements of fallible humans as evidence], the testimony of God is greater [far more authoritative]; for this is the testimony of God, that He has testified regarding His Son.  1 John 4:17, “In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.”     So we have available to us every resource that Jesus had and more with also the Holy Spirit to join in the family of God.  But the requirement is to be willing to change to become like Jesus.   I could write a book on this but I tried to stay within a couple of pages….   But for me, this new understanding has a great impact concerning my motivation & faith to seek to become like HIM.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful Grace & Mercy,


WORD OF GOD     “WORTH CONSIDERING”   5/29/22     From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture  (From a ministry in Texas.)
Give to everyone what you owe them…if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7, NIV
Give Honor,  in the Old Testament, God commanded His people to put down “memorial stones” as reminders of past national victories. Every time they or future generations passed by a memorial, they would remember the mighty things God had done and honor the people who gave their lives for others. All throughout the Scripture, we see that God blesses an attitude of honor. To show honor simply means that you give respect and recognition to others with your attitude, actions, and words.

Today, we recognize Memorial Day as a time when we honor all the brave men and women who have given their lives in service for this country. As we remember them, let’s honor the gift of freedom they have given us by saying thank you with our actions and choosing to love and honor others. Let’s also honor all those who are serving in our armed forces and their families who are sacrificing so much today. Let’s pray for God’s peace, protection, and provision over every area of their lives.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for this special day to honor the men and women who have given their lives to secure and keep our freedom as a nation. Thank You that You are with our soldiers and their families wherever they go. Protect and provide for them, and help them to know Your peace that passes understanding. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Often, the Truth of God, comes to us in many ways.    We watched the old film “Legend” again last night with a very young Tom Cruse and I was amazed at how much Biblical doctrine I found this time woven into the story line.   And how very dark the film was in exposing the deceits of this world.

Many times the Truth of God comes through God’s Creation, our friends, a message in Church,   or even the very quiet voice of the Holy Spirit or the Word of God and is worth much Honor.  What we have difficulty in learning is the path of God may be “straight” but it does have hills and valleys in it.   What we know to do may take time to become part of us so that we really begin to do what we know to do.   Apostle Paul wrote about this in Rom. 7: 24-25,” For I joyfully delight in the law of God in my inner self [with my new nature], 23 but I see a different law and rule of action in the members of my body [in its appetites and desires], waging war against the law of my mind and subduing me and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is within my members.”   But then Paul shares the Victory in Rom. 8:12-13.  “So then, [a]brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but not to our flesh [our human nature, our worldliness, our sinful capacity], to live according to the [impulses of the] flesh [our nature without the Holy Spirit]— 13 for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live.”   So here we see we are responsible to find the Great and Precious Promises of God and infuse our life with them and thus enjoy the victory.  Rom.8:28-39.  So the walk in the Holy Spirit requires for us to get 100% serious about finding and learning to Keep the commandments of God through Christ Jesus the LORD.   And it takes time for what we know in our heads to settle into our heart of hearts to really become a part of us.   We know this to be true in our lives when our little sponge gets squeezed and out comes Jesus.  When I got out of the Army, half of my communication skills were profanity.  Even at dinner with my mother it would sometimes spill over.  And it was always a issue just near the top.  But after being baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1968 things started to change in my life.   One day I was running full bore around my dozer and ran into the tread with my right knee cap and it spattered me on the cement floor in my shop.  And out came the words, “Praise The LORD” & “”Thank you Jesus and needless to say, I was shocked.  The pain left immediately and I became aware of the work of the Holy Spirit in my heart in the process of sanctification or to make holy.  I went away in the joy of the Lord for many days over that.  My heart had been changed by God’s Grace in something that it seemed that I would never be able to change in myself.  So as we generate faith by digesting the Word of God and in faith believe in HIS Precious Promises we become like HIM through HIS power.   1 John 4:17, “ In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.”

And this is what this temporary dimension of time is all about.   It is a gift from God for us to find HIM and to become like HIM so that we could enjoy living with HIM if we want to.  But it means that we need to become spiritually minded as HE is as per HIS vision in Gen. 1:26.

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace & Mercy,   Ken<><   OhanaChurch.Life
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More INSPIRING QUOTES:    “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.” – B. Graham     “Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.”- Robert Leighton     “If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all.” Charles Spurgeon     “Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” – Charles Spurgeon     “Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God’s most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.”- Charles Stanley     “You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.”- Robert Murray McCheyne     “If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.”- John Henry Newman     “Circumstances which we have resented, situations which we have found desperately difficult, have all been the means in the hands of God of driving the nails into the self-life which so easily complains.”- Alan Redpath.


Sex and the Bible, (Walking in the Spirit) “Worth Considering” 5/27/22,    By Ken<><

Today’s Scripture   (From a ministry in Texas.)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13, NIV
With All Your Heart
God says that He is looking for passionate people, people who are full of praise, people who seek Him with all their heart, not half. He’s talking about people who worship Him in spirit and truth, who are expecting to find Him and His favor. You can’t be indifferent, lethargic, and passive in seeking Him or in reaching your potential. You have to have some fire in you. Don’t let what didn’t work out, the disappointments, or the bad breaks cause you to become half-hearted in your praise, half-hearted in your marriage, or half-hearted at work. That’s why you have to stir up your heart. You’re not going to wake up every morning excited about seeking God and reading His Word or enthusiastic about your dreams. You’re going to have to do as David did and say, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. With my whole heart I will seek You.” If you keep seeking Him like this, you’ll find Him at levels you never dreamed.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can seek You with my whole heart, knowing that I will surely find You. Thank You that I can live my life passionately, with zeal in my heart to know You and love others. This is the day You have made, and I will rejoice and be glad in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s notes:   Today, we tend to find love and sex used the most in our world of commerce today.  Or should I use the word “LUST?”      I woke up to that world in the 8th grade at about 13 or so and found this a difficult world to survive in.  My first experience with sex at 16 began with great love and ended with a gun in my mouth wanting to end it all.  But then, I thought,  I might end up in a hospital for life with half a brain, so decided not to pull the trigger as it was only a 22 hollow point.  Later I found that to be one of the most efficient ways to end it all.   But by then, thankfully,  on another track in a foster home trying to catch up to pass the 11th grade.   My first marriage was basically only about sex, that ended in 17 years of hell, but with 8 children.  The next marriage was supposed to be a Holy Love, but carried a lot of lust as well and ended after 27 yrs. by my wife dying of cancer.  For my 3rd marriage, I thought I really did my homework and sought to put the LORD fist but now it seems I must have fallen into the same trap again as she ran off last January.  So here I am at near 90 with a great deal of experience on the subject but living in an old body that is getting ready for a final graduation.  Seems I never did learn to enter into HIS REST on the subject and find my Eve of HIS selection, I sure hope that you do.    

So in the Beginning we have a new species, man, who for the very first time was given an eternal soul in the likeness of GOD.  And in that creation God made the same division that HE made of HIMSELF as FATHER, WORD AND HOLY SPIRIT.  In Man HE created a Spirit, with an eternal Soul who lives in a Body.   And HE made it possible for us to learn about LOVE through HIM and in being man and woman.   Sex was top drawer of the finest of HIS achievements in creation.   A loving way to be bonded and to enjoy having children just as GOD is also about creating an eternal family in righteousness for HIS Kingdom of Heaven.  And HE started Adam and Eve off in learning about the creation and how to use their free will in a positive way.   All was bliss until they decided to learn by experience rather than learn by faith.   So they left their Creator and took off on their own.  So with the Holy Creation of Sex, today, man has made it dirty and difficult to even talk about and somehow associated with most of the things we are propositioned to purchase.  Things for our comfort and top drawer for getting attention.   Sex was created to be a safe glue for marriage and to bond a family together.  Very healthy and free.   God meant for marriages to start soon after puberty, but we have moved to the city and exchanged God’s design,   for sexual freedom and STD’s with the slaughter of children that are inconvenient in support of our comfort zone.     Do you really think that our Creator is going to give those who have rejected the truth of HIS prophets, recorded in the Bible, another body in the resurrection to tear apart as we see in our entertainments of today and how we now treat each other.    You want GOD to find you?  

“Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13,    

Our Creator only gets real with us as we get real with HIM.   If, as in Roman 1  we prefer to focus on the physical of this world, it is up to us.   But our Creator is not about to give us a new body and turn us loose on HIS eternal HOME (Heaven) to also mess up like we have this temporary time zone and world.  Your present human body has a built in short 120 yr. warranty (Gen.6:3) if you do the proper maintenance.   Then you will face eternity.  So have you really been prepping,   by following our Creator’s rules, to be counted worthy of new body or not?  Hell is simply an eternal soul without a Body.   You can not dodge the question by saying there is nothing out there when we have so many witnesses to the contrary.   You can not say that GOD does not exist without knowing all there is to know about the universe that does exist.  You know that death will eventually come calling, but are you ready.  Lets look at Romans 1:20-25, “ For ever since  the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. For even though [d] they knew God [as the Creator], they did not [e] honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for [f] an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin],  because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Yours, in HIS great Love & wonderful Grace & Mercy, Ken<><   OhanaChurch.Life
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BIRTH PAINS:         WORTH CONSIDERING,    5/11/22   From Ken<><

“But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish and the time of unprecedented trouble].”  Matt. 24:8,   Mark 13,   Luke 21.  (For the birth of the Body of Christ into the Kingdom.)

Today’s Scripture      (Good word today from the ministry in Texas.)
For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.  Psalm 18:29,
Through, Over, or Around
People can’t lock you out of your destiny. God is your doorkeeper—not your boss, not your banker, not your neighbor, not your critics, not your enemies. They may shut a door, but God can take you right through it. He can make things happen that don’t make sense. He doesn’t have to open it. He may not do it a traditional way. God can take you around what’s blocking you. He can take you over someone who’s trying to stop you. He can move someone out of the way who’s holding you back. What God has destined for your life will override anyone or anything trying to stop you.

You just keep honoring God, being your best, and He will get you to where you need to be. Trust His timing. Don’t be impatient because a door hasn’t opened yet. God knows what He’s doing. He’s not going to let you miss out. Stay in peace; your time is coming. Closed doors can’t keep you from your purpose.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that other people and circumstances cannot keep me from what You have purposed for me. Thank You that You are the doorkeeper of my life. I believe that You will take me through or over or around whatever stands in my way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Notes,
On 1/13/22, my wife of 23 years, as a surprise, served me with divorce papers with an aggressive attorney and wants lots of money….  So it has forced me closer into the Kingdom of our Lord as it tends to stress me out a bit as to how to keep the Trust for my 7 children to whom it was promised before we were married.  So I really have to trust the LORD in all of this, and every day give it back to HIM.  But in my heart of hearts to simply trust HIM,  is the way to go.   Also had an MRI the other day.   I am rather large boned and was crammed into this small hole, felt like I was dying, yelled loudly 3 time “Let Me Out Of Here !!!!!!  ” about ½ way through the process, and was let out.  Never will do that again, felt like I was in hell for an ½ hour….  And then I was reminded that Hell is for eternity in utter darkness without a body….  It greatly encouraged to try a bit  more to Get out the Gospel of our LORD to as many as possible.    And we are told by many churches to make Jesus our savior and be OK.   But that is not what the Bible teaches at all.   It is only when Jesus really becomes our LORD (Boss, Master) that we are  really O.K.  Our Creator God has set up a  process, a way in which we can become like Jesus through the Holy Spirit by Sanctification after making Jesus LORD,  if we want to.   And it is not how we begin our walk in the Kingdom of God but how we finish up.   Life is either a process of “Being” saved or a process of Being LOST.   This world was never meant to become our home, it is destined to be consumed eventually by fire and totally overhauled to be the Righteous Kingdom of God with HIS new family; Those who have decided to allow the Holy Spirit to put them through the process of Sanctification.  In Hebrews 11:13-16, this fact is clear.   And again in Rev. 20-21 & 22.  So if you are like one of the 5 foolish virgins in Matt.25:11-13 without the Holy Spirit oil and fire in your lamp, with money in your pocket, and you will be O.K. , the door could just shut with you outside.  So if you are friends with this world, you are really an enemy of GOD…  1 John 2:15-17,  Look it up  !!!!!!

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The UN atomic energy watchdog chief said Tuesday that he was “extremely concerned” about Iran’s lack of cooperation as the EU seeks to unblock talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
The Chinese military deployed forces all around the island of Taiwan over the weekend in a set of large-scale military drills that one Chinese military analyst called a “rehearsal of possible real action.”   Greek oil and gas firm Energean announced on Monday a commercial gas discovery at its Athena exploration well in Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone.       A House subcommittee will hold a public hearing next week on unidentified aerial vehicles, also known as unidentified flying objects (UFO) — a first in over 50 years.    The White House has belatedly condemned attacks and threats by pro-abortion activists against U.S. churches, Christian groups, and justices.    The World  Health Organization (WHO) is preparing a global pact that critics fear will give it absolute power over global biosecurity.

Two children were among eight Christians murdered by Fulani Muslim herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Thursday, May 5, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.  A Sharia court of law in Sudan may punish a formerly Muslim married couple with 100 lashes for “adultery” following the husband’s conversion to Christianity, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.   A court of appeals in Algeria has reduced a fine given to a group of 11 Christians convicted of “unauthorized non-Muslim worship,” but it retained a suspended prison sentence that was also given, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Concerned that Muslim citizens should not be diverted from their faith, Algeria passed a law in 2006 designed to repress non-Muslim worship.

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Yours, in HIS great love & wonderful Grace.       Ken<><


Aloha Saints, Family and Friends,    “Worth Considering”   5/7/22        From Ken<><

One of the Very Best Messages that I have ever considered as to where we are at this time in Biblical Prophesy.   I could find nothing to change to make it better.   Were we are today as the Elect of God:   
Gary Hamrick on  Luke 21:7,   Ezek. 38.
POWER (Concerning the lack of Power in the churches of our day:)   Malcolm Smith

Uplifting Music that I like to listen to rather loud and saturating…     (Classical, one of my favorites.)

“Many Christians have what we might call a ‘cultural holiness.’ They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them… But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like Himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God.”-Jerry Bridges     “The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God’s church.”-John Nelson Darby     “The character of God is today, and always will be, exactly what it was in Bible times.”  -J. I. Packer    “The foundation of worship in the heart is not emotional (“I feel full of worship” or “The atmosphere is so worshipful”). Actually, it is theological. Worship is not something we “work up,” it is something that “comes down” to us, from the character of God.”  Sinclair B. Ferguson     “Faith is confidence in the character of God and if we don’t know what kind of God,  God is, we can’t have faith.”  -Aiden Wilson Tozer     “Whether you can see it or not – and often we cannot – everything is being used of God for your good as well as the good of others. This knowledge is by faith. It is not always by sight. But it is never-the less certain, because it is based on the character of God, who reveals himself to us as both sovereign and benevolent We are not to be anxious about the unknown future or to fret about it. We are to live in a moment-by-moment dependence upon God.”  -James M.  Boice    “Joy isn’t grounded in our circumstances; it is grounded in the unchanging character of God.” -Carolyn Custis James    “Holiness is not a series of do´s and don´ts but conformity to the character of God and obedience to the will of God.” -Jerry Bridges      “Nothing can alter the character of God. In the course of a human life, tastes and outlook and temper may change radically: a kind,  equable man may turn bitter and crotchety: a man of good-will may grow cynical and callous. But nothing of this sort happens to the Creator. He never becomes less truthful, or merciful, or just, or good, than He used to be.” -J. I. Packer      “What we see at the cross is the white-hot revelation of the character of God, of his love providing the price that holiness requires. The cross was his means of redeeming lost sinners and reconciling them to himself, but it was also a profound disclosure of his mercy. It is, in Paul´s words, an `inexpressible gift´ that leads us to wonder and worship, to praise and adore the God who has given himself to us in this way.” -David F. Wells     “Oh the folly of any mind that would explain God before obeying Him! That would map out the character of God instead of crying, Lord, what wouldst thou have me to do?” -George MacDonald

Yours, in HIS great Love & wonderful Grace & Mercy,   Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
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