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RESTORATION    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   1/7/22,  From Ken Smith<><

Today’s Scripture:  “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”  Genesis 50:20, NLT
Joseph went through thirteen years of betrayal, slavery, false accusations, and imprisonment. He had many reasons to become bitter, but you never read that Joseph had a bad attitude. He understood the principle that everything he was experiencing was serving God’s plan, including the bad breaks and unfair things. After Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and was made prime minister of Egypt, he even declared that the very harm his brothers meant for him was instrumental and necessary to getting him to the throne and his destiny of saving their lives.

Are you upset about something that’s actually serving His plan? God will use people who are against you to move you into your purpose. God uses the bad breaks, the delays, the setbacks, and the injustices to move you into your destiny. The things you don’t like, and the things that are taking longer than you thought, are serving His plan. Keep reminding yourself that it’s not working against you, it’s working for you. It will lead you to new levels.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that what so often looks and feels like trouble is really Your hand moving me toward Your purpose. Thank You that it’s going to lead me into a new level of my destiny that I could never experience without it. I believe it’s working for me, not against me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  (These notes from a Church in Texas were very anointed this morning so Worth Considering.)

Ken’s Notes:   
The Holy Bible teaches us:   “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. Joel 2:25″   So we have a promise from God that the Truth that we learn from our past sins and errors will even be useful to help us in the ministry that God has appointed for us to complete, if we will allow for it.   That in Christ Jesus there is no condemnation for our past sins and mistakes though painful, as they may be,  for us at the time.   That everything that we have experienced will assist us in our destiny and our walk in the Holy Spirit.  But pulling weeds is never a joyful experience.   I have a ½ acre growing in weeds today and at 89,  (Charley left a few days ago, more $.)  So I need to find some help getting them gone but it feels so good when they are gone it is the beauty that makes it all worth while living out in the country.  And it is even worse on us if we do the weed planting because we don’t know the difference between the seeds.   And of course the Bible is full of instructions on how to tell a weed seed from a good seed when you see it.  Paul put it this way:  “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:12-14   (And remember the Saul/Paul who wrote this was killing and putting Christians in Jail prior to his conversion. So Paul along with Moses and David had  a lot to trust Jesus about concerning their past but God used them anyway due to their heart faith in God’s forgiveness in Christ Jesus as LORD.)  Moses and David both wrote about Jesus before He was born.

So, in Jesus,  we can  forget the past and press on into the high calling of Christ Jesus our LORD.  That eventually the temptations of this world:  The “Lust of the Flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life,”  will easily be spotted and rebuked soundly in the name of Jesus for a Romans 8:31-39 victory.  And we can become sanctified or made in the image of Jesus as in the likeness of God while we are still alive on earth.  This brings joy and glory to our Creator as we choose Him and HIS Kingdom over the things of this world.  We have been called by our Creator through the Holy Spirit to sort out the temporal from the eternal.  The Light from the Darkness and to choose life eternal over the temporary life of this world.  We are on earth for such a short time in comparison to eternity.  And yet what we decide to do with our life on earth determines our eternal destiny.   We have been invited to learn to live with our Creator for eternity if we will choose in Christ Jesus to do so,  but we have a freewill and can say no at anytime even up until death even as Jesus could.  But at death the commitment to the Light or the Darkness becomes fixed for eternity.  Our Adamic nature wants to be self centered, “what about me” “ I, Me, Mine.”   Being truly in Christ Jesus is more about others and concern for their souls.  Jesus in HIS crucifixion gave us a wonderful example.  He prayed for the men driving nails into HIS feet, being deeply concerned for their souls.  He saved the repentant thief next to Him on the Cross and was concerned about HIS mother,  He told John to take care of His mother.   In all of that pain inside and out, HE was still more concerned about others finding God than HE was about himself.  So a true Christian is busy about helping others and learning to forget about themselves.  And how we use our tongue really tells us where we are as per James 3.   So if we are mostly talking the world’s trivia, we might want to check out our foundations in Christ Jesus as LORD.  If we are in HIM we should be changing to be like HIM, as HIS ministry was to love all people and help them find the Kingdom of God.  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.

Yours, in HIS great Love and Wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life
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Derek Prince – How To Apply The Blood   (This is a great message for deliverance.)     Pertaining to CCPVirus, interesting satirical humor…

Worthy Brief <;  A new study has shown that 103 US Christian colleges and universities in the United States have had connections to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The study was conducted by the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement (IPLA), which asserts that a connection with Planned Parenthood is an “endorsement of abortion violence.”     More than three-quarters of U.S. voters believe their society is in decline, according to a new poll from the Trafalgar Group in conjunction with Convention of States Action.      The U.S. trade deficit surged to a near-record high of $80.2 billion in November as exports slowed at the same time that imports jumped sharply.

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Baptism in the Holy Spirit     12/31/21    From Ken Smith<><

When we are born again from above by making Christ Jesus our LORD the Holy Spirit places us into the Body of Christ.  

Then there is a water baptism where we are placed under water to give a public witness of the death of our carnal nature that we received from Adam and that burial and our resurrection in Christ Jesus into our new life to begin the process of sanctification or to grow up into being like Jesus.  Gen. 1:26 is that God eventually wants us to grow up into being HIS family.

Then upon our obedience to the Holy Spirit, Jesus will also place us into the power of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit and they .will begin to be available to us as we grow in faith.  Acts 5:32: “We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.

So let us take a walk through the Holy Scriptures concerning this powerful event that makes a weak Christian into a powerful Christian able to demonstrate the Kingdom of God on earth.

Luke 3:16, “John answered them all, “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”  (And John was sharing about Jesus.)  Also Matt. 3:11    (It is the Holy Spirit that places us into the Body of Jesus upon conversion.)

Jesus tell us about this event in Luke 11:9-13,   “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for [a] a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”   (Notice this is a gift to God’s Children, not the world or lost.  This is not about salvation at all.)

Nine Gifts of the Spirit:   1 Cor.14:7-11,   “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another  distinguishing between spirits, to another different kinds of tongues speaking in,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as HE determines

Jesus the “WAY” “TRUTH” “DOOR”
In the construction of the Tabernacle of Moses in the wilderness there were three doors in the only Eastern Gate so on sunrise the sun would show 3 doors in one.  Jesus came to Save Us, Seal Us, and to Empower Us as the door of God.  But most of the time we get shorted out by most churches as they know very little about the power of the HOLY SPIRIT as in 2 Tim. 5:3.  Personally, I missed out on the power for about 13 years due to the vain traditions of the church I was attending.  They told me that when I made Jesus Savior, I had it all.   And they were totally wrong…….When I was saved in 1955 it only started my walk towards being sanctified and now in 2022 I am still working on it in the Holy Spirit.  The Adamic nature that I inherited is very sneaky.  I sometimes feel that I got to be this old as God knew that I needed more time because I am so hard headed and full of beans.   So lets go on with where in scripture it proves that Salvation and the Empowering of the Holy Spirit are two very different events in Holy Scripture.   So let’s start with the Disciples of Christ Jesus.  In John 20:22 we see the Disciples being saved in the Upper Room long before Pentecost.  This is the first time that there were, what we call, Christians in the New Testament and this was after our LORD’S resurrection.  Over a month later the Disciples then received the power of the Holy Spirit.   The power to collective demonstrate to the World the loving power of God who wants to deliver, heal and set us free.  So with the Disciples being save and being empowered was 2 different events.

Next we find Philip in Samaria, Acts 8:5,  in power evangelizing and bringing many into Jesus as LORD but them not being baptized in the Holy Spirit Act.8:16.  So when this was known in Jerusalem they sent Peter and John that they might also receive the Holy Spirit Acts 8:17.  again,  Two events, very clear.  And very important to the Early Church.  

As with Saul/Paul it was the same experience.  Saul became Paul at his conversion on the road to Damascus when he confessed Jesus as LORD and believed in the resurrection, Rom 10:9-10 as in Acts 9:6. And was then  instructed to find Ananias to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit, Acts 9:17 so again being saved and being Baptized in the Holy Spirit was two different events.

This is why in Acts 19:2 when Paul found certain disciples, assuming they were Christians, he asked the question: “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”  They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”  This would be a dumb question to ask if not possible.  of course Paul went on to instruct them and in Acts 19:5-6 they were saved and received the gifts of the Holy Spirit in power.  5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues [b] and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.”   And this happened 17 years after Pentecost and should still be happening today.  Only our vain traditions have gotten in the way and the Holy Spirit has been excluded by many of our so called church traditions and doctrines.  In the Early Church the power of the Holy Spirit was very obvious and pronounced in healing & deliverance.   Paul prophesied in 2 Tim. 3: 1-5 that we would have a problem just like this in the latter days.  So we need to go back to the New Testament for the Words of Jesus and HIS Apostles for Truth and sound Doctrine that the Holy Spirit will again confirm with Signs Following as we see through the Book of Acts.   I have spent most of my Christian life in churches that did not match up to the Book of Acts.  I even had doctrine given me that those days were over?   I don’t believe that any more.  I believe that if we will do what we are instructed to do by the Holy Spirit that again the Power of God will flow to heal the needs of God’s people and that Christ Jesus will be lifted up instead of the denominations.  Jesus came to give us the Truth and to set us free physically, mentally and spiritually,  Isa. 61:1 and Luke 4:18-21 and HE is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Yours, In HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.OhanaChurch.Life.
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CRYSTALS,    “WORTH CONSIDERING”   10/17/21   From Ken Smith<><

In my past, I have enjoyed cutting and polishing crystals due to there beauty.  In 1950 at 18 I had the wonderful experience of standing inside of a quarts geode which was the size of a small bedroom in an iron mine in the Japanese mountains between Yamagata and Sendai.   Quarts Crystals bigger then my thumbs were jetting out from all the walls and the ceiling with small iron pyrite crystals in between.  All very clean.  In the torch light it felt like standing in the throne room of God.   I was a rock hound ever sense I can remember and took courses on crystals in Collage.   But today there is an effort to assign crystals more than beauty.  There are books on Crystals for healing, there is even a Crystal Bible and an Ultimate Guide including colors Chakras, charts, Healing, and such???

My fist use of a crystal was with my crystal radio, no battery or energy but a pare of ear phones and touch the crystal in different areas and get different radio stations.   Now we use crystals for collection sun energy and converting it to stored electricity in batteries and much more.

But there is another side of crystals that I have never explored noted in Ezekiel 28:12-19,   “12 Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, Thus says the Lord God: You are the full measure and pattern of exactness [giving the finishing touch to all that constitutes completeness], full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.  13 You were in [a] Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared.  14 You were the anointed cherub that covers with overshadowing [wings], and I set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [like the paved work of gleaming sapphire stone upon which the God of Israel walked on Mount Sinai].  15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created until iniquity and guilt were found in you.  16 Through the abundance of your commerce you were filled with lawlessness and violence, and you sinned; therefore I cast you out as a profane thing from the mountain of God and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire.  17 Your heart was proud and lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I lay you before kings, that they might gaze at you.  18 You have profaned your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities and the enormity of your guilt, by the unrighteousness of your trade. Therefore I have brought forth a fire from your midst; it has consumed you, and I have reduced you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who looked at you.  19 All who know you among the people are astonished and appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and shall never return to being.

So here we catch a glimpse of the Archangel lucifer’s fall from obedience into pride and rebellion.  And we know by scripture that the Gifts and Callings of the Lord are without repentance or change.  So until Rev.12:11 and Rev.19 lucifer is still that angel of the crystals.  It would appear that crystals are important in the Kingdom of God but  for now they may be temporarily corrupted.  We see clairvoyants mostly with a crystal ball and such.  So as Christians where do we go with crystals?   Personally, I think that they are beautiful and have many in my collection as God created.  But as to the power for healing and deliverance I am told to look to Jesus and HIM alone and when folks receive healing to give the glory to God and not a bunch of stones.

Not really much on Precious Stones in the Bible, in 1 Cor.3:12 they are listed as works that we do because we love Jesus.   But in Rev 17:4 they also are of note in the false religious system as also in Rev.17:4 and Rev. 18:12.   18:16.   But then the God City sets upon Jasper, Sapphire, Chalcedony and Emerald foundations as Ornamentation’s with pearl gates.

So it would seems that Precious Stones or Crystals can be used for good or evil and the way to know  the difference is if the stone is said to be the power source or that Jesus is the Power Source.  If a person is selling crystals as having power in themselves for healing this is probably from lucifer.   If a man buys a beautiful stone to honor his wife, that could be from God.  

I once had a vision of a Gold Crown, with the gold so pure that it was soft.   In the Crown were places for cut stones.  Next to the crown was a case for the cut stones to fit each in their own special spot.  Some of the stones were already in the case but many of the places were empty.  And next to the case was a pile of cut stones that were scratch and very dirty.  I was impressed that each precious stone was being professionally cleaned and polished and placed in the case to be later set in the crown for the Glory of Christ Jesus.  And that is was up to us as to being willing to be cleaned and polished and to be made ready as one of the stones to be made ready to go into the crown.

In the Old Testament there are 21 scriptures concerning Precious Stones and most of them went into the 1st Temple to honor GOD….   I would suspect today that Precious Stones should Honor God in Christ Jesus in the same way.   Precious Stones are similar to stars in many ways.   Paul shares this in Phil. 2:15, “That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, un-rebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world,” Or in Jude 1:13, “…wandering stars, for whom the gloom of eternal darkness has been reserved forever.  And again in Psalm 147:4, “He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names.”   So we are not an unknown to God, we are known by name and we have the potential of serving HIM or not and to get cleaned up and reflect HIS light or not.  In 1 Pet.2:5, “Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men [a] tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God’s sight.  5 [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.  6 For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen ([b] honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be [c] disappointed or put to shame.”  (Isaiah 28)

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

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CREATION     “WORTH CONSIDERING”     12/22/21     From Ken Smith<><

This is a message for the unsaved who are having issues with a 6 day creation, as I did.  Perhaps I will get some rocks with this one.  But we have National school systems that is teaching atheism now due to the disconnect by Bible Thumpers.)

 Gen.1:11,   Seems to me to say something different than I was taught.   As the plants were on the 3rd day and the sun on the 4th day.   Gen 1:14.  And as Adam was told to replenish and subdue the earth that although he was the first in the image and likeness of God, he may not have been the first that took the form of a man.  Adam was made special with a “living” or eternal soul where those before him, perhaps,  were not.  And as Adam lost that special place with God and died perhaps he became like those who were kept outside the walls of the Garden of Eden in the land of Nod, Gen.4:16 and 1 Chron.5:19?

As demons or fallen angels do not have a physical body ( Luke 24:39 ) So seems to me that the Nephelium (big people) in Gen.6:3-4  were the results of the sons of Adam (Sons of God) and daughter’s of pre-Adam man then under lucifer finding each other.    And as the union of the previous race of beings under lucifer did not have eternal souls they could still have a union with the then fallen of the son’s of God.   Adam was the first of his kind to have a “Living” (eternal) soul in the image and likeness of God.   His body was also eternal by eating of the Tree of Life.   But in Adam’s rebellion and pride that eternal soul was disconnected from God (John 3) and without the tree of life his body began to die in  as in  Gen. 6:3  to 120 yrs. as is even today.  Seems that the previous peoples under lucifer only had temporary souls as do animals. So may be that Theistic evolution is a fact with our Creator being involved in the creation of each new species that HE made and placed under lucifer’s covering until the Great Rebellion.   Ezek. 28:11-19, Isiah 14:12-23.  But God never needs to repent so lucifer still has the power given him and is presently the god of this world ( 2 Cor.4:4,  Eph.2:2-3.), except where the blood of Jesus is now in power for our redemption.  the  ultimate removal from the heavens of lucifer is seen in Rev 12:11 at the mid-point of the Great Tribulation by the Church of Christ Jesus. And finally from Earth into the “Lake of Fire.” in Rev.20:10.

And it also seems to me that the flood may have been the known world but not the whole world.  Many species are found in Australia that could not have come from the Ark of Noah.   But our Bible concerning Salvation is absolutely sure.   But in history there may have been some tinkering by those who translated about things that happened some 5,000 years before them.  And  I find differences in many of our translations even today when even using the same manuscripts.   John 8 is a good example concerning “I AM.”  Used in 3 different places with different interpretations because the translators were confused.   Even the words Baptism and Bishop are really Greek words used as English as the translators did not want to get in trouble with the Church Traditions of that day.   But none of this is a problem for me as I see the essence of God’s Truth in context as very clear concerning Jesus being the “Lamb of God” given for the sins of the world and became LORD of all due to HIS victory.  Jesus is very first to become God/Man in the very image of God as per the vision of the Word of God in Gen.1:26.  In the resurrection of Christ Jesus,  He was Eternally joined with the Word of God and became God/flesh in the actual Image of God as per.  Gen.1:26 and  Rev. 1 & 2….  And HE has asked us to be here for HIM.

As to the invisible warfare for the control of our minds, we find:   Oppression (outside),  Obsession (mind/heart) and Possession (total control) are totally working today in the very same temptations like that of Eve and Jesus:   The lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life, 1 John 2:16.   And in the absolute foreknowledge of our Creator all of this was known by our Creator before the first atom was created of His energy as well as what Jesus would do and the redemption.  And even what you & I would do.  And all about the coming Kingdom in Heaven of love,  righteousness and freewill for eternity.  And even to the gathering together of family of God in Heaven to rule the universe with Jesus.  But having the plans is far different than the completion of the building.  When a Contractor I could design a home in my head, and then draw the details up on paper for others to build but I was not done until the building was a complete physical reality.   We are now in the process of our Creator building a building of us.  And you and I are invited to assist.    And we are closing in on the jump of HIS Church to light speed where time ceases to exist.  There is much to still happen prior to the Building being completed.  In the prophesy of the Bible there is at least another 1,000 years to complete the week of time.  2 Pet.3:8.  If interested in more on this:

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

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Israel Warns As Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb Within Weeks.  US Secretary of State meets with head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency.  Senate report details ‘counterintelligence threat’ posed by Russian influence in campaign.  Iran Preparing For Rocket Launch As Nuclear Talks Falter    Mozambique: Islamic terrorists decapitate pastor, force wife to carry his head; “please pray for healing of trauma”   Islamist militants decapitated a pastor in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique on Wednesday, and made his wife carry his head to a local police station, International Chrisitan Concern (ICC) reports. The atrocity was the latest attack in an insurgency that has killed over 3,000 Mozambicans since 2017.     Epicenter, a Stockholm-based startup, unveiled a new way of carrying around a COVID vaccine passport – in a microchip implanted under your skin. (  Rev. 13:17-18, this could easily be a triple 6 diget bar code the size of a grain of rice.  This happens in the middle of the Great Tribulation.  Rev. 6:5-6 and  is the same kind of control that will bring the world into economic slavery under NWO socialism.  But the LORD’S church will be in heaven 3 ½ yrs. before then as per this old song of the 70’s revivals,  Enjoy !!!     And have a wonderful Christmas,  Jesus is returning soon…..

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CHRISTMAS 2021     “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/15/21,    From Ken Smith<><

So here we nearly are again for Christmas 2021 and another year is nearly gone.  Seems only yesterday that I was writing a note to you for 2020.   Bought Christmas Cards but then found twice as many stashed away.   Still on my desk waiting for this note.  We did not get a tree this year, just too expensive.  But we did put up a Norman Rockwell kind of winter village with lit building and lots of little 3 ½” people,  And a choir singing in front of the church.  Can almost hear, “O Holy Night”   Some out on the ice,  ice skating (blue paper with clear plastic over)   Gives the feeling of a 1900’s Christmas of a more simpler time.   So this is not a BAH, HUMBUG,  note at all. 

As I was asking the Lord what to send along today, It seemed that He was telling me that He felt very sad that folks were really forgetting what our Creator’s GIFT of His birth was all about.  And even to the point of where His concerns are being totally eclipsed by the commercialism, Rudolph and Santa and such.  So I felt to send along today some of what Jesus said for us to hold dear to our hearts and to live by while HE was with us.  That His concern is that many think that they are  really His but they  did not know what He taught and don’t follow His teachings.  So here are a few of His teaching that come to my mind for you to consider this Christmas.  The New Testament is His love letter to you so you can find your way to Heaven.

“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest. 25 The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must [continue to faithfully] follow Me [without hesitation, holding steadfastly to Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]; and wherever I am [in heaven’s glory], there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”  John 12:24-26.

‘They worship Me in vain [their worship is meaningless and worthless, a pretense], Teaching the precepts of men as doctrines [giving their traditions equal weight with the Scriptures].’ Mark 7:7.  (Also,  Apostle Paul in 2 Tim.3:1-5.)

 “He who comes from [heaven] above is above all others; he who is of the earth is from the earth and speaks [about things] of the earth [his viewpoint and experience are earthly]. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 What He has [actually] seen and heard, of that He testifies; and yet no one accepts His testimony [as true]. 33 Whoever receives His testimony has set his seal [of approval] to this: God is true [and he knows that God cannot lie]. 34 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaiming the Father’s own message]; for God gives the [gift of the] Spirit without measure [generously and boundlessly]! “ John 3:31-34.

“The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].”   John 14:21.

“If you keep My commandments and obey My teaching, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love.”  John 15:10

Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world. 19 For their sake [e] I sanctify Myself [to do Your will], so that they also may be sanctified [set apart, dedicated, made holy] in [Your] truth.  20 “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.  Their Future Glory  22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 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. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.  25 “O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has never acknowledged You [and the revelation of Your mercy], yet I have always known You; and these [believers] know [without any doubt] that You sent Me; 26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which You have loved Me may be in them [overwhelming their heart], and I [may be] in them.”  John 17:18-26.   (The word Glory means God’s Power,   John 2:11.)   We are not seeing God’s Power today in the church today because the church is not following HIS Commandments.   You can only know if you are keeping the commandments of Jesus if you know the Word of God (New Testament) for yourself where you can find HIS pure commandments.  True faith for eternity knows His commandments and keeps them.  
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,     Ken<><

FEAR is WORSE than ‘OMICRON’ by Andrew Strom,
There are numerous places in the Bible where the Lord says, “Do not fear” or “Fear not!” This is one of those times.  I notice that the usual fear mongers (especially in the UK) are now out in force making dire predictions over the Omicron variant. To be sure, there is going to be a massive spike in infections. No doubt about that. But every piece of data out of South Africa is telling us that this is a very mild disease – more like the common cold or a mild flu than anything else. I have seen many interviews with doctors and medical experts in South Africa – and they all say the same thing. Overall this thing is very mild.   There are a lot of people in the media and politics who literally make their living these days by provoking FEAR in people. If you make people fearful, you can get them to click breathlessly on every news item you put out. You can get them to give up their freedoms in ways never dreamed of before. And you can sell truckloads of medical products (whether truly great or not).   Everyone is making out like a bandit over this – especially the elites. And it is all driven by FEAR.   This week there was a huge spike in cases in South Africa. “RECORD NUMBERS” say the headlines. Meanwhile there are very few deaths (almost none). And a very small percentage even needing oxygen or anything like it. Omicron has all the hallmarks of a BLESSING – not a curse. Everyone will be exposed to it and everyone will get the benefit of immunity –  while suffering very mild symptoms for a couple of days.  That is it. That is what the panic is all about.  And so I say to you, my friends, “Fear not!”  Keep your Vitamin D levels up, relax with your family, have a great holiday season and a happy New Year. This thing is almost over. The surreal nightmare is coming to an end.   (Hope that this is true,   Ken<>< )

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POWER     “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/10/21    From Ken Smith<><

There is much interest in our world concerning POWER (Money) and Sex.   Seems if you want to sell something today one or both of those enticements must be in the hook.

But Jesus took the whole thing of lust into a new direction.  “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest. 25 The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must [continue to faithfully] follow Me [without hesitation, holding steadfastly to Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]; and wherever I am [in heaven’s glory], there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”  John 12:24-26.  And again in John 17:18-26, “ (FATHER,)  Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world. 19 For their sake [a] I sanctify Myself [to do Your will], so that they also may be sanctified [set apart, dedicated, made holy] in [Your] truth.  20 “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. 22 I have given to them the glory (power) and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 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. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”

So when you read what John recorded of Jesus you must decide if this is really the God’s Truth or if Jesus is lying.   If it is God’s truth, which I believe it is, then it goes way beyond being a Traditional Church Member and making up your own bible to live by.  It puts a life and death challenge before us that is consistent with the whole Bible.   Jesus tells us that if we will hold steadfast to HIM and be conformed to HIM that we will experience the Power that HE has flowing through us as we come into unity with each other.  And that we are SANCTIFIED ( a process) AND MADE HOLY through HIS WORD.   And as we are “perfected and become one” that the world will know that Jesus is LORD and be drawn to HIM.


Why does Apostle Paul prophesy about our days in 2 Tim 3:5,   “holding to a  form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.”  And Paul continues in verse 10: “Now you have diligently followed [my example, that is] my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, steadfastness, 11 persecutions, and sufferings—such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, but the Lord rescued me from them all! 12 Indeed, all who delight in pursuing righteousness and are determined to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be hunted and persecuted [because of their faith]. 13 But evil men and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced [holding tightly to the truths], knowing from whom you learned them, 15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings (Hebrew Scriptures) which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus [surrendering your entire self to Him and having absolute confidence in His wisdom, power and goodness]. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17so that the [a] man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

So the problem seems to be that we have traded Traditional Theater Church Traditions, due to our comfort zone, for the Word of God.   And as our churches are no longer teaching the Truth of the Word of God that the Holy Spirit can no longer confirm that word with POWER.  Even the whole form is contrary to what Apostle Paul lays out in 1 Cor.14:26-33: “What then is the right course, believers? When you meet together, each one has a psalm, a teaching, a revelation (disclosure of special knowledge), a tongue, or an interpretation. Let everything be constructive and edifying and done for the good of all the church. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be limited to two or at the most three, and each one speaking in turn, and one must interpret [what is said]. 28 But if there is no one to interpret, the one [who wishes to speak in a tongue] must keep silent in church; let him speak to himself and to God. 29 Let two or three prophets speak [as inspired by the Holy Spirit], while the rest pay attention and weigh carefully what is said. 30 But if an inspired revelation is made to another who is seated, then the first one must be silent. 31 For [in this way] you can all prophesy one by one, so that everyone may be instructed and everyone may be encouraged; 32 for the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets [the prophecy is under the speaker’s control, and he can stop speaking]; 33 for God [who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order.”

So it would seem that if the Holy Spirit is not going to change to conform to our traditions.  We are going to need to take a serious look at the teachings of Jesus and conform to them or we will never see the victory given us in Romans 8.   And can a person really be a Christian and not really make Christ Jesus their REAL LORD (boss, king, ruler, general?) And find out what HE wants them to do for HIM?

My mothers sister, My Aunt Emma, is 100 yrs. old today.   Please send her a happy birthday note.  
Emma Gerber:    (Lives in Burke, VA.)

Yours, in HIS great Love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<><   www.OhanaChurch.Life
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Fwd: Worthy Brief – 12/6/2021

Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16   Worth Considering    12/6/21   From Ken Smith<><
Received this today and felt it worth forwarding from WORTHY BRIEF.    If true, the Middle East may explode in the next few weeks.   In Hawaii,  on the other side of the world, we would still feel the waves.   Never have nations built so much for war as now.   And never in history have the weapons so made, not been used.   So for us who really want to live in peace it is good advise to trim your lamps and find the extra oil of the Holy Spirit.    Even if the Middle East does not explode we are looking at a 2nd Great Depression and it could be far worse than the  1929 1st one,  especially for cities and heavily populated areas.  As the supply breaks down and the store are empty lawlessness will abound.  Gangs are already raiding stores with no consequences in major cities.  Some inner cities now are totally trashed.   So we need to do what we can while we can to get closer to the LORD and to be able to hear HIS voice  above all others.   He alone has the ability to keep us through all of this.   We are planting food on our little minifarm in Kealia, HI.   Still have 2 empty twin beds in our Ohana for women who would like to help with a Biblical New Testament Church gathering.

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

DIVORCE          “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/4/21    From Ken Smith<><

Of course it is best if not to happen, but divorce it is sin,  and it does leave dings in our souls.
But Jesus came to save us from our sin,   1 John 1:9   If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose]. 10 If we say that we have not sinned [refusing to admit acts of sin], we make Him [out to be] a liar [by contradicting Him] and His word is not in us.

Separation can happen in 3 ways:        1.  Death of a mate,    1 Cor.7:39,   Rom.7:1-25
                                                                     2.  Adultery        Matt. 5:32,   19:9
                                                                     3.  Abandonment    1 Cor. 7:15

As more Christian today are finding themselves in a divorce situation, even more than the world around us,   it is good that we should be able to know about what the Bible says about this issue.   Marriage is designed by God , Matt.19:6   “So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”   Gen. 2:24:   Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  So when God puts a marriage together we see HIM in it.   And when HE does not, we have serious problems.  But Marriage is only in our time dimension relationship and does not exist beyond death.

In the Resurrection:  Matt.22-29,   “But Jesus replied to them, “You are all wrong because you know neither the Scriptures [which teach the resurrection] nor the power of God [for He is able to raise the dead]. 30 For in the resurrection neither do men marry nor are women given in marriage, but they are like angels in heaven [who do not marry nor produce children].

Now we should not read anything into this statement of Jesus.   Jesus only states that Marriage is a time dimension relationship only.   But if you have a good relationship with anyone, including parents, family, children or wife and they are Born from above, John 3, I am sure that the loving relationship will continue for eternity.  The statement only says (only says) that the bond of marriage is for life only and it is very easy to  see why.   Many marriages are not made in heaven and the husband might still be in the “corner of the roof top” even in the heavens. Or the wife still in a hospital.  What it clearly states is that all relationships in heaven will be real and not retained due to customs or religious traditions or even the LAW.  That the former things are passed away.. There is a lot about heaven that we are yet to explore and is now still God’s secret.  So don’t  read into what Jesus teaches that is not there.   We are very adapt at doing that.  Many say the Bible says this and that which is not true.

My feeling is that when a divorce is absolutely final and there is no possibility of reconciliation that either party can repent, receive God forgiveness and start a new chapter in their lives in Jesus.  That even ministers should not be held to the standard of not being divorced.   Husband of one wife in Timothy and Titus has to do with polygamy, which was acceptable to the Jews at that time.   Paul told Timothy and Titus that in ordinations of deacons or elders to make sure that the man was not living in polygamy.  Not that he had not been divorced.  This would make divorce worse than murder.  As Moses, David and Paul had all committed murder.  But they repented and God used them all as mighty leaders.  The only UNPARDONABLE sin is to call the light, darkness and the darkness light.

My personal feeling is that as Adam, when even perfect, God saw that he still needed some good help.  So for a man to seek our Creator of a good wife to help him is part of a man’s design factor.  Depth perception in hearing or seeing takes two vantage points, communicating well together.  Our two eyes give us distance.  Our two ears give us sound direction.   A woman usually goes by emotions and intuition, not always, but mostly and very quickly.  And is mostly concerned about security and comfort.  The man on the other hand, mostly goes by analyzing and thinking things out which takes longer to do.  And of course the emotions and Hormones are not far behind.  And he is basically designed for conquest as per Gen. 1:28.  Peter makes an interesting comment about this in 1 Peter 3:7,   that even “prayers” are hindered if there is a lack of unity between the husband and wife.  So those who are searching for a mate through Christ Jesus should remember to be sure you find a real match of mind, soul and spirit along with body before getting married.   1 Cor. 6:14-15,  “Do not be unequally bound together with unbelievers [do not make mismatched alliances with them, inconsistent with your faith]. For what partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Belial (Satan)? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?”   So we should be looking for unity, faith, truth & righteousness in being equally bound together in a marriage.

And this does not just cover a marriage between saved and unsaved as more than ½ of Christian Marriages are today,  going down the drain.    But if you would like to be married, please take the time to check out the Spiritual and Psychological and Mental,  John 17, unity factors as well as the physical attraction.  What kind of a ministry calling do you have on your life.   If you are evangelical, do they have a love of lost souls and lay their lives down to get them into the Kingdom?     Do you like to teach Bible, do they like to talk about God’s truth in humility and love.   If they like to organize and move the furniture, do you.  Do you agree with where they want to place it?  How can two walk together unless they be agreed, Amos 3:3.   Or   “A house that is divided against itself can not stand.” Mark 3:25.   And:  Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.  Psalm 127:1.   So if you make a mistake in marriage, it will take years to correct.  And it will be a lonely but well traveled road.   If marriages were all of God and were eternal, there could not be any place called heaven.  Not to be in fear, But be disciplined in the Holy Spirit to be able to hear GOD.

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

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ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16

Man / Woman, The God Design   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   12/2/21   Ken<><

In Gen. 1:26-28, In the AMP it records from Moses.  “Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on 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. 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

So it appears that Adam and Eve were understood to be in the likeness of Father, Word and Holy Spirit potentially.  And in the Creation Adam and Eve were to rule the earth together as a team.

And then in the expanded record in Gen. 2:7, “then the Lord God [a] formed [that is, created the body of] man from the [b] dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being [an individual complete in body and spirit].  And in Gen. 2:20, Moses noted, “And the man gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper [that was] suitable (a companion) for him.”    So before the fall, woman was created to be a help for Adam.  There was to be a team relationship where Eve was to help Adam.  So we have original intent here.  So in the contest of scripture where can we go with this.

OK, Now skip down to the results of Adam and Eve’s pride and rebellion in Gen.3:16-19, “To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth; In pain you will give birth to children; Yet your desire and longing will be for your husband, And he will rule [with authority] over you and be responsible for you.”  17 Then to Adam the Lord God said, “Because you have listened [attentively] to the voice of your wife, and have eaten [fruit] from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’; The ground is [now] under a curse because of you; In sorrow and toil you shall eat [the fruit] of it All the days of your life. 18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field. 19 “By the sweat of your face You will eat bread Until you return to the ground, For from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”   And remember that there was only one NO! In the Garden in order to exercise Adam’s freewill, Gen.2:17,   “but [only] from the tree of the knowledge (recognition) of good and evil you shall not eat, otherwise on the day that you eat from it, you shall most certainly [a] die [because of your disobedience].”  And Adam did die, John 3:6-7   “That which is born of the flesh is flesh [the physical is merely physical], and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I have told you, ‘You must be born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].’ (This is because we are all born on earth in the image of fallen Adam.   But Jesus gives us the chance to change and to be made in the image of God,  if we are up for it.  So we now see the curse of Adam’s rebellion all around us..  But Jesus came to set us free from that curse if we will come into a True loving humility and obedience to HIM.  And as we come to know HIS truth, it gives us more faith and power in HIM to live above the curse.  So originally man and women were created as a team to work together in joy.  The curse cased it to become work, painful and drudgery.   So how about man/women present relationships
It would seem to me that we have the potential to find our way back through humility and obedience in Jesus to the original team consideration.  So what does scripture have to say about this?  In Proverbs 31:10-31 we are told of some beautiful teamwork.  The woman is so proficient in taking care of the home property that her husband is free to be a judge in the local town.

So if you are really interested in a study on this subject and want to know what GOD thinks about it,   how about you look up the scriptures?

All about husbands and wives with God’s direction for the needed team work to make it happen to become one, John 17, 1 Peter 3.  Eph.4:11-16.

Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 18:22, 2 Cor. 6:14,   1 Cor. 13:4-7,   Eph. 5:21-33, Eph. 5:25-33,  Prov. 21:9, 1Peter 3, Prov. 19:14, 1 Cor. 7,   Mark 10:8-12, 1 Pet. 3:1-5, Mal. 2:13-16, Col. 3:18-19,   Matt. 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-9,   Ecc. 4:9-12,   Matt.19:9,   Deut. 24:5,   Matt.5:32,   Prov. 12:4   Isa.  62:5,   1 Cor. 7:2,    1 Cor. 7:12-15,   Eph. 5:31, Heb.13:1-25,   1 Tim. 3:2, 1 Cor 11:11,   1 Cor. 7:3,   Eph. 5:28,   Col 3:19,    Col. 3:14,   Hosea 2:19,   Prov. 21:19, 1 Tim.5:14, Col. 3:18,  Ruth 1:16-17, Mark 12 21:25, Rom. 7:1-3, Matt. 19:4-8,   Exo. 22:16,   Mal.1:14-15, 1 Cor. 11:3,   1 Cor. 7:9,    Prov. 5:18-19,   Prov.20:6-7, Rev. 19:7-9, Matt.22:26-30,   1 Cor 11:9-12.   2 Cor. 6:14-18,   1 Cor. 6:16,   1 Cor 7:24-40,   Lev. 21:7, 1 Cor.9:5,  

So if you are interested in this very profound subject, take and write down these scriptures each on a 3 X 5 card and move them around until in the Context you find the God Truth on the subject.

In this age of where more Christian marriages are ending in divorce it would be good to know the God facts.  The Old Testament is a good history to be considered.   But the New Testament is where we find the Commandments of Jesus and HIS Disciples.  Jesus came to restore the potential for us to be changed into the very image and likeness of God.  But it is up to us to take God’s Grace and point our noise in HIS direction and into HIS Truth with loving humility and obedience if we  really want to make the jump to light speed in the Rapture.   

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..’1 John 2:15.  “ The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal. John 12:25.  Regardless of church teaching our Creator by HIS grace and our submitted free will is still on track to make us like HIM.  Marriage in the world was to be an example of the Saints in an eternal union with GOD.  Rev.21

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,   Ken<><

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Aloha Saints, Family & Friends,  beloved of Jesus and me,   John 3:16
  “WORTH CONSIDERING”   Thanksgiving 11/25/21,   From Ken<><

A TIME TO BE THANKFUL ,   ALWAYS.       ( This is a memo for Christians from your Bible.  )

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”  Roger Babson, a famous statistician was having lunch with the President of Argentina, “Mr. Babson,” the President said, “I have been wondering why it is that South America, with all its natural advantages, mines of iron, copper, coal and silver, rivers and great waterfalls is so far behind North America?” Babson replied, “Well, Mr. President, what do you think is the reason?” He answered, “..South America was founded by the Spanish who came in search of gold. North America was founded by the Pilgrims who went there in search of God.”

Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always]. 16 Let the [spoken] word of Christ have its home within you [dwelling in your heart and mind—permeating every aspect of your being] as you teach [spiritual things] and admonish and train one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus [and in dependence on Him], giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Col.3:15-17

And by conscience I mean for the sake of the other man’s, not yours. For [a] why is my freedom [of choice] judged by another’s conscience [another’s ethics—another’s sense of right and wrong]? 30 If I take my share [of food] with thankfulness, why am I accused because of something for which I give thanks?  31 So then, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of [our great] God.   1 Cor 10:29

But sexual immorality and all [moral] impurity [indecent, offensive behavior] or greed must not even be hinted at among you, as is proper among saints [for as believers our way of life, whether in public or in private, reflects the validity of our faith]. 4 Let there be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse [obscene or vulgar] joking, because such things are not appropriate [for believers]; but instead speak of your thankfulness [to God]. 5 For be sure of this: no immoral, impure, or greedy person—for that one is [in effect] an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God [for such a person places a higher value on something other than God]. Eph.5:3-5.

And then in Apostle Paul’s prophesy about our time he notes a much different attitude;

“But understand this, that in the last days dangerous times [of great stress and trouble] will come [difficult days that will be hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self [narcissistic, self-focused], lovers of money [impelled by greed], boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and unthankful, 3 [and they will be] unloving [devoid of natural human affection, calloused and un-thankful], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, devoid of self-control [intemperate, immoral], brutal, haters of good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of [sensual] pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.   2 Tim. 3:1-5.

It is taught in the Bible that as we come to the close of the “Age of the Gentiles” Luke 21 that we will be faced with a time of darkness as opposed to the light.  A time when many will take God’s truth and modify it to fit their own weaknesses rather than in the Holy Spirit finding the power in Romans 8 to enjoy the victory over the flesh.  And that it would become a time of “Look , what I did,  rather than what God did with a thankful heart.  Jesus taught that if we would walk in HIS TRUTH,  (Not our truth) that we would find real freedom and God’s real purpose for our creation.  As I am older now, I am living off of the energy that God gave me when I was active so I easily forget what day it is or even the time of the day.  Sometimes I take a nap and wake up, look at my clock which says 7 but it is dark outside.  And then I remember that it is still the same day only evening and that the new day has not even started as yet.   So I am thankful for one more day in which to try to serve my King Jesus.  When I look at his life through the eyes of the Gospels, I see where HIS interests were/are.   And as HE taught for me to follow HIM then I am energy bound to try to walk in HIS footprints and I am very thankful that it is so very simple,  just know about Jesus.    John shares with us something that is very important:   “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..”  Jesus came to give us a living road map of how to spend eternity with our Creator in Righteousness and Joy.  He is the example.  He walked it out for us as the Son of Man, perfectly.   Did you know that our Creator has made it possible for us to learn how to live perfectly before HIM in Loving Faith with humility and obedience.  The ministries that HE assigned to us to build HIS CHURCH are anointed to do exactly that.  Eph.4:11-16 if we go for it with loving faith and a thankful heart for what Jesus did for us.   Of course with a free will we always have the option to try to build our own little kingdom as did lucifer.

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

So want to live for eternity in a whole new heaven and earth with our Creator?   Better become really thankful for the opportunities you now have and use them wisely as there is much to learn to eventually come to being completely Sanctified and becoming like Jesus and invited to make the jump to light speed and beyond. 

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

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