WORDS

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16,

WORDS      “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/15/21     From Ken Smith <><

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21, NIV)     (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
   
Words Become Your Reality

You are where you are today in part because of what you’ve been saying about yourself. Words are like seeds. When you speak something out, you give life to what you’re saying. If you continue to say it, eventually that can become a reality. Whether you realize it or not, you are prophesying your future. That’s great when you’re saying, “I’m blessed. I’m strong.” But it’s not great when you’re saying, “I never get a break. I’ll probably get laid off.” Your life moves in the direction of your words.

Think of your words as seeds you’re planting. At some point, you’re going to eat fruit from the exact seeds that you’ve been sowing, so make sure you’re planting the right seeds. In other words, you can’t talk negative and expect to live a positive life. If you don’t like what you’re eating, start sowing seeds of abundance and increase, and you’ll reap a harvest of good things.
   
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that my words have the creative power to change my life and become my reality. Help me to give my faith a voice by speaking words of life and blessing over myself and my future daily. I declare that I will sow seeds of abundance and increase and reap a harvest of good things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
Seems like the nations of the world are having a difficult time trying to have PEACE as we are always talking about war..  Ken Kesey and I were talking about world events back in the 60’s by his barn at sunset and he cut right into the conversation and said, “Yes, and I know we will not have peace till the Prince of Peace returns!! ”  That ended the words on the subject and I felt a lot of Joy in my heart that even Ken knew that.   So words are interesting, we can filter damaging words out that we hear and we can let healing words in.  But what we say over and over with our mouth is what our heart will ultimately believe, feed on and live by.  So if our words are true and loving then our heart will reflect that in every aspect of our life.  If our words are destructive then our heart will feed on those words and become dark and destructive as well.   And that is true even if they are lies.   It is amazing how much the Bible teaches on this subject, especially Jesus.  It is an exceptionally good subject on which to do a word study.

Notice in Roman 10:9-10 what the scripture teaches:   Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.   10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared  righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.   (Goto: www.biblegateway.com for a good search engine.)

You can see how even our salvation is a confession of the lips and mouth to even be saved from hell is faith.   When I decided on April 28, 1955 to make Jesus Christ my LORD based on the truth of  1 Cor 3:11-15 which my mind felt was very reasonable.  It still took about 6 months of making that confession with my mind and in my words before my heart finally felt the truth of it and truly rested in God’s promises of salvation.  My heart of hearts was so full of junk that it took that long to dump enough trash so that I could give God’s Holy Truth the room to begin to take over my whole life.  So as we read the Word of God and lean into the Precious Promises as true then they begin to unfold in our lives and become real.   Heb.11:1, “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a] the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [ faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].  So if you really want to change your life it begins with finding God’s Truth and then to get your heart to believe that it is true and real.  Jesus taught in Matt.17:20, “He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust ]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”  Matt.21:21  And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust ) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.  Of course Jesus is referring to the ultimate GOD creative faith that took energy and made it into matter and into us and all creation.  Even all of the atoms are held together by faith.  Our Creator God wants to have us eventually learn how to do what HE can do. God’s original vision was to make us to be like HIM if we would allow for it.


“Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking is to let the fire of contention alone. Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but let it go out by itself.”   -Charles Spurgeon
“How can you preach His gospel with your tongues, when with hands, feet, and heart you are preaching the devil’s gospel, and setting up an antichrist by your practical unholiness?”
– Charles Spurgeon
“Blessed are the meek,  For they shall inherit the earth…  Blessed are the merciful,  For they shall obtain mercy…  Blessed are the peacemakers,  For they shall be called sons of God.”  -Jesus

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   www.trinity-aloha.org
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Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;   The federal deficit is up more than 60% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 compared to the same period last year, rising to a record-breaking $572.9 billion amid increased spending and declines in revenues.    U.S. President Donald J. Trump urged his supporters to remain peaceful after being impeached by the House for a record second time with Republican voters.  Thousands of troops are stationed in Washington D.C. amid mounting tensions ahead of Joe Biden’s “virtual” inauguration as the 46th president of the United States    Iranian lawmakers have begun debating a bill which includes the goal of destroying Israel in 20 years. Introduced to Iran’s parliament on Dec.30 2020, the bill describes Israel as the “aggressor Zionist regime” and states the Jewish nation constitutes a threat to Iran       China has staged military activity near Taiwan ahead of a Jan. 13 official visit to Taipei by US Ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, Just the News reports.                                                                              

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

RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me  John 3:16

RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/14 /21
     
Today’s Scripture       (Over my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.”
(1 Kings 19:19–20, NKJV)
    
Scared into Greatness
God told the prophet Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. Elisha had a secure future in the family business that would be turned over to him one day. But when Elijah put his mantle around Elisha, something came alive in Elisha’s spirit. He knew he was supposed to leave the familiar and go into the unknown. But it was scary. His mind said, “A prophet’s life is hard. Stay where you are. Play it safe.” But down in his spirit, something said, “This is your destiny moment. Step out in faith,” so he did.    Some opportunities don’t come a second time. Life is too short to settle for things that you know are less than what is in you. What God has in your future may scare you, but if you take that step of faith, you’ll discover that God scared you into greatness, into levels you’ve never dreamed, into taking new ground where no one in your family has gone.
    
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that what lies ahead and is unknown to me is well known to You. Challenge me with something scary. Bring something across my path so big that only You can make it happen. I trust that You will go before me and take me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
In order to walk with GOD in TRUTH we are going to need to come to a place of sound judgment.  The ability to deeply know the scriptures and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit to confirm..

Today this biblical principle of righteous judgment  is being greatly trashed lately.   The principle of knowing both side of a story (with certainty) prior do coming to a conclusion.   It is the concept of being innocent until proven guilty.  In the Old Testament and New 2 or 3 witnesses, eye witnesses was required to certify an event either good or bad.  And their stories were validated thoroughly prior to a judgment being set in place.  Proverbs 18:12-13, “Haughtiness comes before disaster, but humility before honor.   13 He who answers a matter before he hears the facts—it is folly and shame to him.  And Peter shares on how to receive the Prophets: 2 Peter 1:19-21, “And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ([a] comes into being) in your hearts.  20 [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).  21 For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so—it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.

So it is due to the many times that the same thing is said over and over with many witnesses that the Word of God becomes alive even seeking to give us HIS TRUTH.  In Matt. 7:1, Jesus warns us about judging falsely.   “Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.  2 For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized and condemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you.    3 Why do you [a] stare from without at the [b] very small particle that is in your brother’s eye but do not become aware of and consider the beam [c] of timber that is in your own eye?  But then Paul encourages the Church to do have righteous judgment.   1 Cor 6, The whole Chapter. but for here verses 2-3, “Do you not know that the saints (the believers) will [one day] judge and govern the world? And if the world [itself] is to be judged and ruled by you, are you unworthy and incompetent to try [such petty matters] of the smallest courts of justice?  3 Do you not know also that we [Christians] are to judge the [very] angels and pronounce opinion between right and wrong [for them]? How much more then [as to] matters pertaining to this world and of this life only!”   Today we are inundated with the news of the affairs of state and most could be false on both sides.  Events are being used to force  the desired response with threats and blame.  Objectivity is being blurred and bad decisions are being made.  We have no balanced budget, we have career politicians who are in Washington to have power, perks and to get rich.  Prayer is much needed today and true repentance as we as Christians are lacking the unity of John 17 to change the world for Jesus.  And a bit of sound judgment from God could be a great help for us. 

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;       Israel’s Accountant General announced Monday that the country’s budget deficit for 2020 was $50.4 billion, the highest it has ever been and three times higher than it was in 2019, Ynet News reports. The record figure was largely anticipated in light of the economic devastation wrought during the COVID-19 pandemic.    The leader of a hardline leftist group has admitted he was among rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol housing Congress in violence that killed 5 people.     The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, DC, in the days leading up to US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the US Capitol.    Dozens of Antifa protesters wearing helmets and carrying shields marched through New York City on Sunday calling for President Trump to be impeached as fears of political violence continue to heighten.    The Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group sent a young girl to murder 12 farmers in a “suicide” attack in the Mayo Tsanaga area of Northern Cameroon on January 8, 2021, International Christian Persecution (ICC) reports.  The U.S. Capitol Police chief who was in charge during last week’s deadly riots reportedly asked his supervisors ahead of time for permission to request that the D.C. National Guard be on standby if the situation spiraled out of control – but was denied.     The outgoing Trump administration, in one of its last foreign policy acts, is putting Cuba back on the official list of state sponsors of terrorism, reversing an Obama-era decision that aimed to normalize diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the communist island.

There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD
   And all who Love, Trust and Obey HIM are eternal members.

JUDGMENT OF GOD

Aloha Saints, Family and Friends,  Beloved of God and me,  John 2:16

JUDGMENT OF GOD   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/13/21    From Ken Smith<><

Our experiment as a Constitutional Christian Republic may come to a close in just 7 days.  If the lawless gain control of Senate, House and Presidency there will be nothing withholding from them.  Gen.11:5-8, Romans 13.   “And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.  6 And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have [a] all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.  7 Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.”  Rom. 13:1-8  “Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment.  2 Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].  3 For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation.  4 For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.  5 Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.  6 For this same reason you pay taxes, for [the civil authorities] are official servants under God, devoting themselves to attending to this very service.  7 Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.  8 Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one’s fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].”         (This world in not our home.)

When Israel ceased to be guided by the prophets that God had sent they ended in slavery making bricks without straw for the Egyptians and Slaves of the Babylonian and their neighbors.  As a nation our roots were once deep in the love of God, Country, Family and Apple Pie.   I totally remember those days in Kentucky of real freedom.  It was nothing thought about bringing your 22 rifle to school to try to find something for dinner on the way home from school.  10 Commandments were by the light switch, prayer, singing hymns and what ever, pledge of allegiance under God at the beginning of each school day.  So besides our education we also were supported in the efforts of our parents to develop our conscience.  A conscience to know right from wrong for our life time.   Not much known about conscience today.

Seems to me that the Christian element of our Country went on vacation about 70 years ago after the 2nd World War.  Gen. D. MacArthur wanted, 20,000 Christian missionaries for Japan after the war but never got them.   And except for Billy Graham I have not seen much Gospel spread by Christians in these last 70 years.   Most Christians today are very inhibited by fear in sharing the Good News of Jesus as LORD and SAVIOR.  In fact today most of our schools are atheistic and teach Socialism that somehow the STATE is going to take care of us.  As a type of Robin Hood.  The problem is that “Absolute authority, corrupts absolutely.”   And those who rise to the top in a socialism type of authority live like kings while the workers have less to live on before their revolution.  And when they object to the broken promises, they are shot or are sent to work camps to learn how to better serve the state.

So we are coming into a time of either we get busy and pray for God’s Kingdom to be on earth as it is in Heaven in our country.  Or we will suffer the whip of slavery like N. Korea and Venezuela and China.   If Christians are not touching the world for Jesus, then they are being overcome by the world..  We need to often reflect on that scripture from John   (1 John 2:14-17)

 I write to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be conscious of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and vigorous, and the Word of God is [always] abiding in you (in your hearts), and you have been victorious over the wicked one.  15 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.  16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]—these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].  17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.

So this nation that now sells more porn. than Bibles and murders it’s babies as in the way,  may be in for some serious judgment from God, I certainly hope not.  But we may know in a week, so be in prayer.   Also start a “House Church” in your home:   www.OhanaChurch.Life

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;     A World Health Organization (WHO) team of international experts will fly from Singapore to Wuhan, China on Thursday in order to try and investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reports. This mission has been relaunched following a setback last month when China denied entry to two investigators who were then forced to return home.   US Vice President Mike Pence told House leaders Tuesday he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump, all but guaranteeing an impeachment vote against the besieged president.    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a Georgia college student who was silenced, more than once, from sharing his Christian faith with fellow students on campus.     A new report by a leading pro-life organization shows there has been an over 35% decline in the number of surgical abortion clinics in the US since 2009, Christian Headlines reports. However, the report shows, the number of facilities where abortion-inducing pills are distributed went up during the same period.  

Be in prayer concerning the last election as to the validity as it has not yet had it’s day in court.  There is still a week in which the Supreme Court could decide to review the evidence and disqualify the election on the basis of fraud and send the issue to the House for validation.  One vote per state could give the win to Trump.   Otherwise our Constitutional Republic is about to be shredded.  But it is not a done deal till 1/20/21.        

There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus, all who love, honor & obey HIM are members.

BIRTH PAINS

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me.    John 3:16-18

BIRTH PAINS:        “WORTH CONSIDERING”     1/11/21 From Ken Smith<><

It appears we may be coming into what Jesus called the BIRTH PAINS as in Luke 21.24-32 which is what Luke remembered of the prophesy.  Matthew gives his point of view in Chapter 24 and Mark in Chapter 13.  So we have three different perspectives concerning that prophesy of the Lord Jesus Christ.   We tend to remember what is most interesting to us subject to our life experiences.  If three people gave a report concerning an accident we would not expect the reports to be identical.  If they were, we would probable feel they were false.

For many many years I was taught that my church or Christians in general were the Body of Christ or the Bride of Christ.  I still wonder if perhaps there may be a difference as in Adam and Eve?  Perhaps another time on that one.   But birth pains for what?    Being older in the Lord now I am feeling that it is the birth of the completed Church/Bride of Christ Jesus.  That until every cell of the design has been placed securely into the gathering of all of the part, 1 Cor.12 it is incomplete.   And until the prayer of Jesus in John 17 has been fulfilled to the letter the work of UNITY is yet incomplete.

But as the Church/Body of Christ/Bride nears completion from the Heavenly Father’s point of view that then we will experience the birth pains of getting ready for the delivery.

It appears that our America as we know it on 1/6/21 went over the falls into lawlessness.  To me it seems very doubtful that our Constitutional Republic will survive when this is added to the National Debt. Shadow Government, lawlessness and pandemic.  So we may see our right to defend ourselves erased and more loss of freedom of speech.  Our children will be given an atheistic and socialistic education in our schools with our churches being closed and going bankrupt.  Not being negative, just being observant.   But this may be a force for good among Christians.  There will be more family (Ohana) Church experiences for those seeking God’s light.  These persecutions will force Christians into a common unity not experienced except in the Early Church.  There is but one Church of Christ Jesus yet in Google when searched there are about 30,000 divisions all crying out that Jesus is LORD and they say they are doing exactly what HE said to do.  The framers of our Constitutional Republic had put on our money, “IN GOD WE TRUST” which most in our nation, now, do not agree with.   Also the framers told us that “United we Stand, Divided we Fall”  and It appears the majority of our nation at this point in time do not believe in either.  And those we are Godly and :Lawfully inclined  have been asleep and the control of this nation has been secured by the lawless.  So after 1/20/21 unless something supernatural happens the Church of Christ Jesus will be forced into Unity and Purity by persecution.  Very fast now buying and selling will begin to be controlled and pressed into a cashless society.  More tax income that way.   Inflation will begin to soar.   Yesterday a 2″x4″ x 8′ board at Low’s was now at $6.50, the basic building block for a home.   About a year ago it was $1.65.   Have you noticed the small size of the packaging in the markets lately.  And yet the price is higher.

So those who belong to Christ Jesus as LORD will need to spend more time in payer to better be able to hear the Holy Spirit as in learning how to survive in the insanity that is around us.   There is much power in UNITY in the LORD.  So look for your security in HIM and learn to become more obedient as I am also seeking to do.   Like the 5 wise virgins it is better to have oil for your lamp than money in your pocket.   So you might be well advised to check on the Jesus prophesies of Matt.24, Mark 13 and Luke 21:24-28    “ And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.  25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Acts 1:9-11: “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.  10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;  11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

For more about the snatching away, translation, rapture of the Church, see attached.  We could be getting close.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org
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Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;   Phillipians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,   We, as believers in Yeshua (Jesus), have to remember that we also have dual citizenship. We must become good citizens of both Heaven and Earth. How do we do this? We love God with all our heart, mind and soul and love our neighbor as ourselves. We become productive contributors in our local assemblies and/or in our local communities, and we continually give our best to the Lord, living our lives for Him and for His Kingdom.  So so often we forget that we are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13), but let’s remember that while we make our pilgrimage in the flesh here, we are ambassadors of the King of Kings, and citizens of His Heavenly Kingdom!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, as a shipment of 700,000 Pfizer COVID vaccines arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport, that the Pfizer vaccines would continue to arrive, with a “huge” shipment expected..  Netanyahu said Thursday that most Israelis will be able to get vaccinated by March, with a large shipment of the Pfizer vaccine expected to land in Israel as soon as next week.   The Justice Department has charged 13 individuals in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., according to a Justice Department press release.    A policeman injured while protecting the U.S. Capitol during the riots has died, officials confirmed.  The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has charged and jailed its first Christians under a new anti-conversion law, International Christian Concern reports. A Korean Christian and three Indian nationals in the Gautam Buddh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh were arrested under the new Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance on December 19, 2020.

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

GARDENING

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,   Beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16-18

GARDENING    “WORTH CONSIDERING”    1/8/21,   From Ken Smith <><

We know that Joseph the man who helped raise Jesus so we tend to believe that as the eldest boy in the family Jesus helped Joseph with the carpentry and became a good carpenter.  I love the movie “Joshua” developed around that presumption, be sure to watch it.  But also it is amazing what Jesus knew about GARDENING.   He must have had a green thumb, as they say, if you consider all of the truth that Jesus shares concerning plants and seeds and soil

When I became a Christian in 1955 I began going to Navigator Bible Fellowships.   I was challenged by the leader, Bob Newkirk, to find a verse in the Bible that I could meditate on for the rest of my life.  I wanted it to be the words of Jesus and after a few months of considering many I decided on John 12:24-26 as it really says it all in a graphic language form for me.

KING JAMES:
24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.  25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.  26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

AMPLIFIED:
24 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.  25 Anyone who loves his life loses it, but anyone who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. [Whoever has no love for, no concern for, no regard for his life here on earth, but despises it, preserves his life forever and ever.]  26 If anyone serves Me, he must continue to follow Me [[a] to cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying] and wherever I am, there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

So here, Jesus tell us that we are but a seed.  You can not tell what is in a seed unless it is planted and produces fruit.  But if a seed is put into damp rich soil there is a change.  It absorbs the moister, responds to the sun and soon starts to split open and let down a root for nutrition and send up a sprout into the light.  As for me, that means I root into God’s Holy Word in one direction and extent towards the light in the other.  But if I take my seed and paint it gold and put it in a picture frame for all to see, it is still just a seed.   And Jesus goes on from here to share with us that if we attach to this world we will die to God’s ultimate vision and purpose for us to grow up in HIM and to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit.  And to be gifted by the Holy Spirit into the supernatural world of eternity that God lives in and perhaps even be called to help and serve others as Jesus did in finding their way into the perfection of God’s design.  Of course the scripture leaves that potential up to us.  If you love and enjoy this world you die.  If you have faith and vision for HIS world you can have eternal life with HIM.   And in conclusion, Jesus tells us that if we will become like HIM and conform to HIS example for our lifetime as a servant of HIS that the God of all creation will honor us as a planting of HIS for eternity.

Rather simplistic, no need to join anything or pay tithes or even build a building.  We just need to settle into Loving God with HIS true family with all that we are and have instead of this corrupted world. And learn to treat everyone else as we would like to be treated regardless of how they treat us.  We can become angry but then Jesus tells us to not allow us to get into sin.   We can always speak the Truth but it must be in love to help a person and not to destroy them.  Jesus did have the religious leaders at the top of his list that needed fixing.  But when they came to Him for truth, John 3,  Jesus had no grudge and would extend himself to help and even as with the Romans.  He told Pilot that HIS kingdom was not of this world.  We need to deeply remember this due to this past very messy election.  The reason that this nation is so evenly divided is because Christians have been asleep at the switch in not sharing the simplicity of God’s Truth in example, Love and Holiness.   In fact divorce is now nearly the same for Christians as for the Pagans.   And many Christians when working in the world can not be distinguished from the pagans.  Many so called Christians have even made up their own source of truth that even conflicts with Holy Scripture.  No real roots in the Holy Scriptures and no concern about finding God’s Light.  Those who are interested in Changing things need to now bond together in God’s Truth and Prayer and a John 17, Eph.4:11-16 Unity for such a change.  We began as a Christian country but today we are very far from “In God We Trust” in planting the good seeds.  Our little mini farm in Kealia, HI is called, The True Vine Farm…

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><   www.trinity-aloha.org
( Add / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org    “Worth Considering” Library, find link on Homepage.)
There is but one church of Christ Jesus and all who Love, Honor & Obey Him are members.


Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;   
I’ve been stressing the need for our spiritual foundation to be solidified, and how important it is right now for believers to be grounded on the rock that doesn’t move!

We are entering ever so quickly into some of the most turbulent times in the history of the world, and sad to say, it seems much of the church is asleep in the light without a clue of what’s ahead and how rapidly it is approaching.

While we see these events moving toward us on the horizon, we need more than ever to guard against worry or fear. Rather, let’s embrace our God, who has promised to protect His children in the very midst of storms! In my own personal life, I have often experienced God’s faithfulness and protection most dramatically in the midst of great storms. Not only that but when you think of it, how can a rainbow be formed without a cloud or a storm?

Now is the time to dig deep, and be firmly planted on the Rock — so that when the approaching storms do come, we will weather them through, and be there to rejoice as we see the fulfillment of God’s promises at the end of the storm! Shabbat Shalom!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Baht Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Lucas, Texas

SUBMISSION & COMMANDMENTS

Aloha Saints, Family and Friends,   Beloved of God & me,    John 3:16,   12:24-26,  17:20-22

SUBMISSION  &  COMMANDMENTS:       “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/7/21    Ken<><

The Lord Jesus Christ spoke much about keeping “HIS COMMANDMENTS”….Yesterday one of my subscribers wrote as to exactly what they were.  And actually we all know in our heart of hearts exactly what Jesus would do.  But if you need a refresher to read from the heart Matt. 5 would be a great start.   Now these are real commandments from or King, Lord, Master.  These are not mental church games.  Jesus said this about HIS Commandments:      After all has been considered; the end of the matter is: “Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [ the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. Ecclesiastes 12:13   As here we see that the original purposed of our creation is to learn obedience.  So what grade in God’s School of obedience are you in now?  So out of the 153 scriptures in the Amplified to consider.  Now we fully realize the our SALVATION in not of works but of faith in Jesus as LORD…  But then faith without works is dead.   And the concept of LORD (Master) is to be one of obedience to HIS commandments.
36 Teacher, which [a] kind of commandment is great and important (the principal kind) in the Law? [Some commandments are light—which are heavy?]  37 And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).  38 This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.  39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.  40 These two commandments [b] sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.  Matt.22:36-38  (That would mean that God comes first in everything and including loving your neighbor.)



Here is a commandment that gets lost much of the time,   Proverbs 6:16-20 and notice the last one, “ 16 These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him:  17 A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  18 A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,  19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.20 My son, keep your father’s [God-given] commandment and forsake not the law of [God] your mother [taught you].   Often called the 7 deadly sins.  Hard to believe the amount of false witness in our U.S. last election.



James write it this way in James 4:1 concerning the Disobedience of Discord: “What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fighting’s ) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members? You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask. [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures. …

So now, it would seem that the election is over we will need to mend fences and find Unity.  In Christ Jesus this may not be hard to do as this world is not our real home anyway.  Hate to see the pain that our world is in but not much can be done about it but to pray and win souls.  So you might want to see if you are in disobedience anywhere and start running a tight ship in the Promises of God in order to overcome this world, Rom.8.  Want to be an overcomer, try obedience and submission with Jesus really as THE LORD. (Master, King)   No Voting in Heaven.

Yours in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
( Add / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org   “Worth Considering” Library, link on Homepage.)

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


Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;      Having just announced it plans to enrich uranium at a level far above that allowed by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Iranian regime said Tuesday that it is installing 1,000 additional centrifuges and increasing its supply of yellowcake, a uranium concentrate powder used for enrichment.      A Jewish-Israeli businessman is helping Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to access clean water, the Times of Israel reports. Through his Israel-based company Watergen, Mikhail Mirilashvili has provided atmospheric water generators to Gaza in an effort to relieve the chronic drinking-water crisis there.      Facial recognition experts and backers of American President Donald J. Trump said members of the hardline leftist Antifa movement infiltrated protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.    U.S. Senate resumed debating a Republican challenge against Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory, hours after mobs claiming to be “pro-Trump” stormed the Capitol complex.  In a Jan. 5 executive order, President Donald J. Trump directed the State Department and the Justice Department to assess whether the left-wing Antifa organization should be classified as a “terrorist organization,” and to consider listing Antifa as “aliens who are members of an identifi    ed criminal organization.”  CCP virus vaccine issues:    https://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/83929-pastor-sam-rohrer-advises-should-you-take-the-covid-19-vaccine?utm_source=Charisma%20News%20Daily& utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:1158391&utm_campaign=CNO%20daily%20-%202021-01-07


Biden Confirmed?

In liberal minds this event may put an end to the investigations into election fraud, the Biden family, the Steele Dossier, the China collusion, the Russia collusion, the Clinton emails, Hunter Biden’s laptop, and the Epstein investigation. They can go back to doing DC deals with mega-corporations and foreign governments. It will be Swamp business as usual.   The ruling party will feel they have the moral high ground. Look out for packing the Supreme Court.  Perhaps Biden nominates Obama, statehood for DC and Puerto Rico ?  socialized medicine, confiscation of firearms, 2021 Depression,  the list goes on and on.   Uncharted Waters….  Be in Prayer.


BUT!!!   Jesus taught us to love our enemies and to do good to those who despitefully use us Matt.5:44 and  Paul wrote to submit to those to whom God has aloud to have authority, Romans 13.   And much easier if we see ourselves as pilgrims in a foreign land and this world is not our real home so we should not get all bent out of shape by politics as we head into Matt.24, Mark13 & Luke 21 as sin, like a big boil, is brought to a head and is removed by our LORD at Armageddon.   My paper attached if interested.

AUTHORITY

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,   Beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

AUTHORITY,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”    1/4/01     From Ken Smith<><

None of us like authority, we all tend, by our Adamic human nature to want the master of our own destiny and the Authority of all that we survey.   In fact we think it is the safest spot to be in the top drawer even though it is furthest from the floor.  Of course the conflict comes when we start to realize that in authority, we are not.  And so we give it our best shot to at least keep some control of our own life and the space around us.  But guess what, Our Creator God is on the throne of the heavens and is in the process of wanting to teach us love, humility and obedience so HE can really give us some authority to be there for HIM.   He has great plans for us but the way UP is DOWN.   “Before honor is humility.”  He must first teach us obedience.  We are in a school of hard knocks to teach us humility and obedience.   How are you doing???

So if you are interested in more understanding about this you might go to the chapter called God and Authority in my book “Key To The Kingdom” free and on line., just click onto:

https://trinity-aloha.org/keys-to-the-kingdom/god-authority/

Now I wrote this about 20 years ago and it need to be edited and may need some adjustments so if you find anything to fix be sure to send it along to me.   Need to update, edit and publish a 2nd Edition.   First edition was 15,000 copies and all gone except for 8 books that I have left.

So will keep this blog short today as if you hit the link it is a large file to read and consider.

Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><   www.trinity-aloha.org
( Add / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org   “Worth Considering” Library, goto: Homepage.)

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and
all who truly Love, Honor and Obey His AUTHORITY are eternal members.
     


Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;      Sky watchers have a lot to look forward to in 2021, with three “supermoons,” one blue moon, and two lunar eclipses all taking place during the new year.     Israel shipped the second of two Iron Dome missile defense systems to the US Army over the weekend, with hopes to sell more batteries to the Americans in the future, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.    China faces international pressure for sentencing an independent Christian journalist to four-year imprisonment over her coverage of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan city. Zhang Zhan, 37, reportedly saw it as “God’s will’ to be among the few people whose firsthand accounts from crowded hospitals and empty streets painted a more gloomy picture of the COVID-19 epicenter than the official narrative.    Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a delegation of Republican senators who are planning to challenge the Electoral College certification and demand an emergency audit.  Iran announced a day before the one-year anniversary of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani’s death that it is planning to enrich uranium to 20% in an apparent violation of the deal.

FAITH, ONCE DELIVERED

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me,  John 3:16

FAITH,   ONCE DELIVERED,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/3/21

In starting the new year I have added some more 1st time e-mails to my blog so felt to give you and them the basic foundation that I will be using this year in case they would like to add or delete any addresses.  Also new is our effort to help you start a New Testament House Church if moved by the Holy Spirit.   www.OhanaChurch.Life    (ohana = family in Hawaiian.)
 

Statement of Faith   (Once delivered,  Jude 1:3)
It is the responsibility of the Overseers/Bishops/Elders of a gathering
place of our Lord’s Flock to help provide:
Protection, Sound Doctrine, Fellowship, Instruction
and the necessary process to help the flock come to be like their Shepherd.
as guided by the Holy Spirit of God.

The Early Church has this expression of faith to consider:

We believe in Unity in essentials,
Diversity in non-essentials,
and above all, Love

The following are teaching of our Lord and His Apostles
which may be the very “Essentials”
of the Christian faith for a John 17 unity.

Essentials for Affiliation
There seem to be six basics of the Christian faith, which are essential for salvation
and upon which all Christians should agree.
Trinity Fellowship Int.   www.Trinity-Aloha.org
Ken Smith<><  Elder,   ken@trinity-aloha.org


The present Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1, John 20:28, Heb. 1:8 9), the Word of God Himself made man in Christ Jesus (Col. 1:16. Compare Gen. 1:1). Who “laid the foundation of the earth” (Heb. 1:10 12 & 2:7-18. Compare with 1 John 5:7 and John 1:1.)
The Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14, Mt. 1:23, Luke 1:27).
The Blood Atonement (Acts 20:28, Rom. 3:25, Rom. 5:9, Eph. 1:7).
The Bodily Resurrection (Luke 24:36 46, 1 Cor. 15:1 4, 1 Cor. 15:14 15).
The Second Advent of Christ Jesus to set up His Kingdom (Isa. 9:6,7, Rev. 19 )
The inerrantcy of the Holy Scriptures themselves (Psalms 12:6 7, Rom. 15:4, 2Tim. 3:16 17, 2Pet. 1:20). *

*This is a reference for folks who claim to have revelations apart from the Holy Scriptures and which can not be supported by Holy Scripture.  We among ourselves, we may vigorously debate other items, such as the merits or means of baptism, the validity of various Bible translations, the authority of the Presbytery, etc.   Such quests for truth in love are totally acceptable within the confines of Christianity because our salvation does not rest upon those doctrines.  

The Following Positions of doctrines seem to be considered foundational.

Our Creator is manifested in a Trinity of, God the Father, God the Word and God the Holy       Spirits  similar to water as liquid, ice and vapor but all H20.   This essence of God’s nature is found in 1 Jn.5:7.   Love, Holiness, and Power may be seen in these three manifestations of God as in the Evangelical, Sacramental and Charismatic expressions of faith but without the balance of each other tends to become indulgent, sanctimonious and perhaps even a carnival. For more on God’s authority and nature: www.Trinity-Aloha.org    Find the link to “Keys To The Kingdom.”  Check the contents for your area of interest.
The Word of God created Jesus who was born of a virgin as the second Adam, a perfect man.  The world under God’s judgment of sin loved the world and gave us Jesus as the lamb of God to take away the sin of the world.   Jesus died in our place and was raised from the dead by the power of God for our justification and He shall come again as Jesus the Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords and His reign shall be forever, Isa.9:6, Isa. 52 & 53, Ps. 22

Disciples may also be filled with the Holy Spirit and learn to enjoy the fruit, gifts, and ministries of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can give the grace and power to live a holy life and to minister the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.   Anyone who truly walks in faith and love and make Jesus Christ the LORD and King of Kings in their lives. Roman chapters 8-12 and become eternal citizens of the Kingdom of God  through faith,
love, humility and obedience.

Events are closing for the final judgment in the history of mankind. Those who have yielded to Jesus as Lord will become His brethren in the eternal family of God.  Those who reject the Lordship of Jesus and the forgiveness offered by God and live an egocentric life will be separated from God’s presence, creation and light and exiled into isolation and outer darkness for eternity. God will not force anyone to come under the authority of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Freewill is most precious in God’s creation and all souls are eternal. Our choice in time is to learn to want to live with Him in light. To reject His light it might be good to read the little Book of Jude.

AN EXPANDED CONFESSION OF FAITH:

I confess that Jesus Christ is my Lord, Master, and Savior. By faith in Christ Jesus, I am forgiven, cleansed, healed and made a citizen of His eternal kingdom. Jesus Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law of sin, sickness, weakness and eternal death through His death on the cross for me. I believe in the Trinity of one God: Almighty Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Creator made flesh, The Word of God who was begotten as the second Adam. He was born of a virgin, died for my sins, rose for my justification and is coming again soon, in great glory, to establish His Kingdom on earth. I believe in the new birth from above, the baptism in water, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I confess that the blood of Jesus Christ has cleansed me from all my sin and I am now made the righteousness of God in and through Christ Jesus. I confess that I can do all things through Christ who is my strength as I abide in Him. I confess that this world is not my home. I confess that I am a pilgrim in a foreign land and I look for that certain return of my Lord Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. I confess that there is but one holy universal and apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and all those who are born from above are brethren and citizens of His kingdom. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is being perfected by the Holy Spirit through the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers and other ministries of His Church until all the faithful come into the unity of the faith and the bond of peace and are changed into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ, (Eph. 4:1 16.)

AUTHORITY   

As per scripture and the history of the very early Church:
The qualifications for Bishops (Elders, Overseers, Eph.4:11) are clearly laid out in 1 Tim.3:1 7, Titus 1:5 16 and Deacons (Servants of the Church) 1 Tim.3:8 13.

Concerning “Proving or Trying” 1 Tim.3:10 This indicates that the calling of God made room for the acknowledgment of ministry and not the other way around. It is the fruit that determines the kind of tree and not the name pasted on the tree.

Concerning “Elders/Bishops/Overseers” Titus 1:5 & 7 Here Paul uses the words Elder and Bishop as the same. The concept is one who oversees our Lord Jesus Christ for the Holy Spirit.

The Apostolic “company” of Eph.4:11 are for “Elders” in general but specifically are “Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers” for the perfecting of the saints. The Greek word for Overseer is Bishop. So these Elders are the servant consensual authority on earth for a local area Church of our Lord Jesus Christ hopefully guided by the Holy Spirit.  They are not a dictatorship nor a democracy. They are the stewards of the Kingdom of God while the King is away. There is usually a first among equals who is the moderator and takes care that the decisions of the council are all in loving influence. Great care is given for the unity of the faith in the bond of peace as unity is more important that action. Therefore great care must be given in selecting the Elders/Bishops/Overseers/Apostolic Company as there is a need for pure holy unity in the Holy Spirit or nothing eternal may happen.  I can find no validation for women being “Elders” in the New Testament Church.  Also the tradition of the church to use a democratic voting system among the congregation is not Biblical and falls under the condemnation of Laodicea in Rev. 3:14 22 and the other excess is the dictatorship of Rev.17 & 18.  A prophesy concerning the counterfeit church.


The Early Church seem to have 5 layers of teaching and ministry:
1.    The Elder with an assistant (Deacon) whom he was mentoring.

2.    The local weekly “House Church” gathering.

3,    The local  “Eldership Council” for guiding the local church in a given community area to speak the truth in love and unity.

4,    The local community gathering of Christians to a given place of all the “House Churches” to consider the ministry of an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist or Teacher.

5.    The gathering of the Presiding Elders to an international gathering to keep the unity of the faith in the bond of peace so as to have no confusion in the Church of Christ Jesus.

And I am open to suggestions in love to consider making this statement more accurate.
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy,  Ken<><  www.trinity-aloha.org
( Add / Delete,   ken@trinity-aloha.org   “Worth Considering” Library,  link on Homepage.

JJESUS, SON OF MAN & GOD

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of Jesus and me,    John3:16

JESUS, SON OF MAN & GOD.   “WORTH CONSIDERING”    1/1/21

Often, Jesus would ask, “Whom do you think that I AM.”   I have come to see Jesus as both the Son of Man and Son of God.   But son of man is not taught much.

In Gen. 1:26 Moses writes, that God said: “26 God said, Let Us [Father, Word, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.  27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

And personally,   I like that vision and purpose but obviously God is creating a spiritual entity as HE is supernaturally Spiritual.   And creating a soul to be placed into a physical body so to be independent at the same time.   It was like a total computer with no program or hard drive.  And in the basics of the creation is freewill as that also is part of God’s nature.  So then what?  The programming starts with God walking and talking to Adam and teaching him and giving him projects and a wife to help him and keep him company.   And, Oh yes, the freewill.   In order to exercise a free will so it will grow there has to be a no, somewhere, right?   So one tree out of hundreds was a no to eat from or die.  Life trees everywhere, one death tree.   And seems like it belonged to lucifer, the angel that made the world into a wilderness, (Isa. 14:17) and probably was the cause of the void and darkness in Gen.1:2?  And he is still hanging around with his minions (Eph. 6:12)  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  And we don’t get ride of him until Rev. 12:11 when the church gets to boot him and his minions from the heavens to earth.  “ And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”  Bet you thought he was already in hell?  No, our Creator is using him to make us stronger.  Like a gym, the weights either kill you are make you stronger.

So with Jesus, Son of Man, Second Adam he came into this world to show us how to overcome.  Adam could have done that but Eve and the Forbidden fruit was too much for him and killed him.  Disconnected him from God.   But The Word of God had prepared for Jesus and there was a world of anointed scripture for Jesus to consume and to grow by.  Even at 12 he was onto it and leaning all that HE could.. Isa.52:13-15, & 53 with Psalms 22: tell much about the Messiah to come that Jesus read about.   I am sure he knew the mall.     351 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled  https://www.newtestamentchristians.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/351-Old-Testament-Prophecies-Fulfilled-in-Jesus-Christ1.pdf   And most would have been impossible for him to fulfill on his own.  An amazing story for a little boy growing up with 6 other children in the family of Mary and Joseph.

So,   I am seeing the Word of God as the creator in Gen.1 of all things as per John 1:1-3.   In Isa. 61:1 the prophesy was the “Spirit of God” would be upon HIM (Jesus) as He also quoted in Luke 4:18.  and HE acknowledged was true.   And that Jesus was totally the Son of Man and did not merge or Eternally Join with the Word of God until the Resurrection.   He was first tested or tried and went through what we may go though.  Heb.2:16-18.   Jesus was hungry, tired, cried, was tempted, Upset with his disciples,  prayed for Grace, and was killed.   All totally human.  And He also learn obedience by the things HE suffered.  (Heb.5:8)   He was also a deep student of the O.T. and knew all of the Messianic Prophesies as considered above.   So for me the humanity of Jesus in doing what he did as a man with the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Word of God) being upon HIM gives me more faith to expect to be able to do what HE did as also a man.   So in context sometimes like in John 8 it is the Word of God speaking through Jesus prophetically and sometime like on the mount of olives, we hear Jesus speaking about HIS own will…. “Not my will, but thy will be done.  On the cross it was Jesus crying out,  Father, Father why hast thou forsaken me?”  Some things Jesus admitting not knowing,  but the Word of God, would have known all things….  So it is very similar to us learning to walk and be full of the Holy Spirit so that what we say is from God and not from us.

But as the Lamb of God after the sacrifice was made Jesus has become GOD/MAN is in Matt 28:18,  of Gen.1  It was in the resurrection that Jesus proclaimed:  “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”  So in John 17:22  “And the glory which thou gravest me (Jesus as the Son of Man) I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.”    So essentially we have the same authority that Jesus had in his earthly ministry with faith.  And potentially the same way of life transition that HE made into being GOD/Man.  As the way is also available to us if we will lay our-er life down and empty of self authority for it.   It is the Precious Promise that if we die to this world, John 12:24-24.  We also can then become joint heirs with Christ Jesus in the Kingdom of God which HE received from God our Father Almighty.  And this was due to HIS loving faith and obedience.  So we also need to learn to become fully obedient in following HIS example.  The Christ Jesus of Rev. 1, 4-5,  19-22 is our KING (Master)



I really like what Jesus had John write in Rev. 2:26-27 about by HIS grace of us becoming an over comer and to rule with HIM with a rod of iron.   As also noted in Rev. 12:5.  Also fits well with John 12:24-26…..

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
( Add / Delete, ken@trinity-aloha.org    “Worth Considering” Library link on Homepage.)

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



Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;     Israel and Saudi Arabia are pressuring the Trump administration to carry out a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the Arabic-language newspaper Dar Al-Hayat reported on Thursday.   The Trump administration on Thursday voted against the United Nations’ 2021 program budget, citing its continued support of an “anti-Israel” event and the failure to implement a mechanism to monitor Iran’s weapon use.    The USS Nimitz is finally heading home after almost 10 months on deployment, with the aircraft carrier spending its final 10 days supporting military operations in the Horn of Africa.     Iran has accused U.S. President Donald J. Trump of seeking a “pretext for war” amid mounting tensions between the two nations.   Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

NEWS YEARS EVE 2020

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  Beloved of God and me,   John 3:16

NEWS YEARS EVE 2021,
   “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/31/20    From Ken Smith <><

When living at Pleasant Hill, Oregon about 15 miles south of Eugene I owned a big red house that I built on 15 acres or orchard lands.  I had a big summer single season garden and my son David was good friends with the son of Ken Kesey of the Grateful Dead, Merry Pranksters and wrote the book, “One Flew over the cuckoos’s Nest.,”   And though I was a very out spoken Christian at the time we got along really great, I would spend time at his 20 ac. farm and he would bring his big family over for Mexican.  Got a lot of good stories about the time.  But the one that I really enjoy the most was one New Years Eve like tomorrow, I got it in mind to really make a big bang.   And I had about 20′ of Primer Cord for cutting down small trees and one big stick of rock dynamite left (equal to about 4 normal sticks of dynamite.   So I wrapped the Primer Cord around the big stick of dynamite and stuck a fuse detonator cap on 12″ of dynamite fuse and sunk it into the big stick of dynamite.  It was about 6″ in diameters and 12″ long.  A Monster Bomb.

So after dinner I took off for Ken’s farm as I knew that it would make a memorable New Years Eve.   So we talked for awhile when I got to the farm and as the night got to about midnight I told Ken I had some noise to set off at midnight.   He got excited and said, “Go get it.”  And I did. and when I came back from my Truck and he saw it he became very excited.  Usually way laid back but this bomb got his attention.  So he quickly ask me if I would mind if he lit it off at midnight.  And I said fine, go for it.  Well the first thing he did when he got it in his hand was to tell me that the fuse was too long and cut it down to 6 inches (30) seconds and that was OK.  But this his good buddy took out his knife and cut it down to about 3″ or (15) seconds and not always exact.  Now I am getting a little concerned.  And Ken, not to be out done with this little game of macho war, cut it off at about a ½ inch ( 4 sec.?) from going into the dynamite.   At this time I am now in serious retreat towards the barn from this stupidity.  No way to stop it though.  So at the stroke of midnight, Ken held the bomb over to his friend to light in a good throwing position.  His good buddy lit the fuse and away it went.  Then both of those guys dove over the top of a big pile to get on the other side from the explosion.  Well that thing went off as expected and rattled window for a 1/4 mile and all the dogs were barking for miles.  Everyone clapping.  What they forgot was that on 12/30 each year was barn cleaning day and the pile that they dove into was a years worth of chicken, pig, horse and rabbit manure.  They both came up out of that pile like a really funny cartoon and had to head for the showers.  Instantly the verse came to mind, “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a great fall.”  Even tonight as I am writing this down I had to again laugh out loud at how the LORD knows exactly how we tick and loves us anyway and will take us home to live with HIM if we will accept HIS terms for living in HIS new home and not mess up the place.

So seems much of our home life and our church life is our little ego in pride, only making a shorter fuse and forgetting the truth about the barn cleaning and diving into the manure of this world.  I know that both of those guys knew what that pile was and perhaps even helped to put it there.  But in the pride and competition they totally forgot.  Of course it was also rather dark but anyone breathing definitely knew it was there. 

Even in our Churches and homes pride, rebellion, anger, selfishness, divisions and competition may in charge and get us into trouble.  Our little ego works overtime to be “Top Gun” and in fear look like we have it together when really we don’t.  Jesus taught a lot about working on the outside and us forgetting that it is only the inside that really counts.  Only our sanctified eternal soul can be changed to make the jump to light speed to live with the God of Light.  This present body or house that we now live in is only made to last about 120 years if we take good care of it, Gen. 6:3.    I look at the ages in the Obit column once in a while, and very rarely do I find someone older than me now when they die.  Then what?   Expect the Creator to make a brand new body and world for someone who is really a major part of the problem and refused HIS help?   Would it be wise to allow the destructive forces that are now quarantined in this solar system loose in all of the Galaxies?  Got to be kidding.  In Psalms 2 we find this written: “11 Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].   12 Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!”     Might want to do a word study on WRATH as seems it could be happening in the very near future.  The word WRATH is used over 261 times in our Bible.  You might just want to find out what makes our Creator wrathful in time to make some adjustments?  Just might want to avoid the manure pile by learning just how to kiss the SON before the bomb goes off.   39 verses in the New Testament on the Wrath of God.  

BIBLE GATEWAY:     Is a great source for an in depth “Word Study.” https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Wrath&version=AMPC

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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Worthy Brief <worthybrief@worthynetwork.com&gt;    Murders have skyrocketed this year, as local governments have become softer on crime. In the 57 major cities for which data are available, the murder rate is up an average of 36.7%. Murder went up in 51 cities, and down in only six cities. Murder is up 74.1% in Seattle, 72.3% in Minneapolis, 55.5% in Chicago, 54.1% in Boston, 39.2% in New York, 34.5% in St. Louis, and 30.4% in Los Angeles.     Luke Letlow, the U.S. congressman-elect from Louisiana, died Tuesday of COVID-19 after being hospitalized, state officials confirmed.      Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced on Wednesday that he will oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to certify the electoral college results.     The current lockdown is going to destroy the State of Israel and devastate more lives than COVID-19 itself.    As proof of COVID-19 vaccination may eventually be required for traveling abroad or for entering many public spaces at home, technology groups are developing smartphone systems for users to upload their vaccine certificate and show them where needed, CNN Business reports.     Amid rising tensions with Iran, the U.S. military flew two nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the Middle East Wednesday, the military confirmed. In a statement monitored by Worthy News, the U.S. Central Command overseeing military operations in the region said the flights were “to underscore the U.S. military’s commitment to regional security.”

Nothing that happens this coming year can threaten your union with Messiah Yeshua, the Lord Jesus Christ, if indeed, He dwells with you. He is the embodiment of Love, and “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear;” [ 1 John 4:18 ]. Daniel prophesied of the end days that “those who know their God will display strength and take action;” [ Daniel 11:32 ]. So, whatever the coming days call for, consider yourself equipped! Go out with joy, be led forth with peace….and a very happy and blessed New Year!

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