Prayer

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

PRAYER “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/20/19 Across my desk this morning.

Today’s Scripture
“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3, NIV)

Expect God’s Best
Our God is a God of “suddenlies!” Suddenly, He breaks an addiction. Suddenly, your health improves. Suddenly, you are given that promotion. When you keep your heart open, expectant and filled with faith, God goes to work. In the same way Jesus turned the five loaves of bread and two fish into lunch for 5,000 men (Matthew 14:17), God will take your faith in Him and turn it into the provision you need! The enemy’s goal is to get you discouraged so you will give up and settle where you are. Don’t be deceived! No matter how many disappointments you’ve encountered, God can turn things around for you in a split second of time! One touch of His favor can suddenly restore relationships! One touch of His goodness can solve that problem you’re facing today! Just one touch from Almighty God can instantly change your life!

A Prayer for Today
“God, each day I come before You with my joys, my concerns, my praises, and my requests. I will wait patiently and expectantly for Your answer. In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

My Comments:
For me the word prayer is not to say a subscribed set of words or to be in a position. For me it is simple stopping my brain action and talking to the Holy Spirit as though HE were in the other chair or riding next to me in my truck. It is taking time in humility to listen as a child. It is a time of being an emotional nudist as there is nothing about me that He does not already know. It is a time of profound honesty. Sometimes I start of rather familiar, “Aloha Dad, How am I doing? What do I do about this or that? Ask Him to bring my family into HIS Kingdom like the Philippian Jailer where Peter said, “Believe on the Lord and thou shalt be saved and thy house,” Acts 16:31. And listen for correction and what HE wants me to do.

Actually the LORD’s “Our Father” Prayer ( Matt. 6:9 ) was a way (a manner) to pray, a list of subjects to consider and not a mantra to be said mindlessly. The only true prayer that we have of our Lord Jesus is in John 17, now that is a prayer. And Jesus even prayed in faith for us today in 17:20-26 and ask the Father for some really good stuff for us, HIS CHURCH (verse 22, trade glory for power ) when HIS CHURCH finally finds Unity in Love. Carefully study the wording of verse 22…..

So for me prayer is simple making time and space for a 2 way conversation between me and the Holy Spirit. And the more that I get into it the more I get to know HIS voice and can tell the rest of the voices to take a hike including my own. “And I am still working on getting it right.” But it has to be learned so as to be like breathing and that can happen at any time, regardless of what I may be doing. So learning to be a peace in my spirit without baggage is a learning process so I can pray effectively all the time and any time like the Good Book says, 1 Thess.5:16-18

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><

Victory

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of God, John 3:16, 12:24-26, 17:20-26

VICTORY: “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/19/19 ((Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“But thanks be to God,who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.” (2 Corinthians 2:14, NIV)

Follow God to Victory
Have you ever noticed that you often face your greatest attacks when you’re about to give birth to the dreams God placed in your heart? The enemy waits until you’re close to the promotion, close to the breakthrough. He’ll strike when you’re just about to step up to a new level. Don’t be surprised if you face opposition or go through a disappointment. Perhaps a friend whom you were counting on is not there. Or, it’s taking longer than you expected. That simply means you’re about to give birth to what God has placed in your heart. The good news is, the forces that are for you are greater than the forces that are against you. Your destiny cannot be stopped by a bad break, by disappointments, by opposition or by other people. God always causes you to triumph. He says, “No weapon formed against you will ever prosper.”

A Prayer for Today
“God, even when I am under fire from the enemy I will rise up and claim victory over sin and defeat with You by my side. Thank you for leading me toward a life of joy and abundance. I will faithfully follow Your direction. ”

My Comments:
I can sure say AMEN to that one. My Inn was sold about a year ago and the funds were made available for a new place to live. There were many options but felt strongly guided to secure a property next door to my daughter in Kealia about 17 miles south of Kailua Kona where we had been living. The price was right, considering that it needed a total remodel and cleanup for the 24′ x 40′ dingbat single wall constructed home of 1973 and a 1/2 acre+ full of rocks. We are now a year later and the house has been totally remodeled, the carport rebuilt and my study added. We now have a common area with a 2nd kitchen and bath which will accommodate about 25 for a meal. And we are building a barn/ohana for having a place for guests to visit. But the last year has been the most difficult of my life, and especially at my age. A total battle field of building obstruction and gout and other foot issues so in pain much of the time. But praise the LORD, the Light is beginning to shine, the healing has started in the LORD and the Vision is coming alive as I cling in faith to Romans 8:26-37

“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”

And it would appear that the LORD has used this year to deal soundly with some flesh still alive in my life. So many times I have been tempted to just quit and run. So it seems that more has been done in me spiritually than in what I have been trying to do physically. I know that I am now much more in touch with the Holy Spirit than ever before. Much more ready to meet the LORD in the clouds when HE comes for HIS CHURCH. And much more able to minister HIS WORD in love and truth than ever before. So naked came I into this world and naked goeth I forth, Praise be the Name of the LORD. Ecc. 5:15, Job 1:21… You know, Job was tested due to his fear: Job 3:25 but that is another story…. Fear is faith going backwards, Be Blessed in your day, Ken<><

Listening for God

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS, Beloved of God, John 3:16, 12:24-26, 17:20-26

LISTENING for God, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/18/19 ( Across my desk today)

Today’s Scripture
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27, NIV)

When Routine Becomes A Rut
Do you have a daily routine? The truth is, much of life is routine, and we can become stagnant if we’re not careful. We need to take the time to stop and listen to God’s voice. Maybe He’s telling you it’s time to get some better relationships. Perhaps He has a different career path or job opportunity for you. Maybe the Lord is just encouraging you to develop a positive attitude or healthier habits. Is God asking you to step out of your comfort zone? You can’t stay in the safe zone all of your life and expect to fulfill your highest potential. Be bold and willing to do something out of your usual routine that honors God in a greater way. When you take the initiative and move from your “safe zone” to your “faith zone,” that is when God will move on your behalf and begin to do greater things in your life. In Jesus’ name – Amen.

A Prayer for Today
“God, it’s time for me to be still and listen. As I spend time in prayer and in the Word, speak to me, O Lord. Tell me what I need to hear and give me the courage to make the desires and dreams of my heart come to pass. ”

My Comments:
Of all of the teaching in the whole Bible this is probable one of the most important. To be able to hear GOD, The Holy Spirit, speak to you in your heart (subconscious, ed) is profoundly important. Hearing God speak to me has saved my life 3 times that I am aware of and totally changed the direction of my life at least twice. There are thousands of verses in the Bible concerning learning to hear the Voice of God. In writing to you often His presence is so real that it is like HE is here in my Study writing through my hands thoughts that are way beyond my training and abilities. I could fill up many pages full of scripture on this subject but rather than giving you a fish, allow me to teach you how to fish this time.

On Google there is an easy place to put a connection (Add shortcut) (+) Call it bible and put there:
https://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/
Then go to Bible Gateway Keyword Search and for Bible put in English
Enter Word: (hearing) (hear) (sound) or any other word or words of interest.
For Select Version add King James Version (About 30 other versions to choose from but a good place to start)
Under Options add under Display [25]
check Limit search and open box at the down arrow to New Testament or your study area in the whole Bible.
Then at the bottom of the file click Search

It is not as thorough as a Strong’s Concordance but it is so very fast and easy and blows away the cobwebs so fast.

Also note that at the bottom of your 25 search there may also be an addition page of scripture to click to.
To reset hit the back button top left and you will be able to start over.

Have fun with this stuff and Grow in Christ Jesus and learn to hear HIS voice as HIS voice never changes.
Yours, in HIS great love, Ken<>< (My apology if you already know how to fish.)

Holiness

HOLINESS
Aloha Saints, Sinners, Family and Friends,

Back in the Big Revival of the late 60’s and early 70’s in the Pilgrim ministry in Kona was a very lovable brother who would sing Isa. 6-5 set to music, I loved it, I could nearly see the LORD as Arussus would sing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyygi15Xc98 Not the same tune or impact but gives the idea. Always made me want to be a Holy Man and be close to the LORD…. Another song on the same verse is
“Take Me Into The Holy of Holies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb1k3DxnpVQ

Love you much in Jesus, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the Temple. Above it stood seraphim... And one cried to another and said, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory." And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out and the house was filled with smoke. So I said, "Woe is me for I am undone. Because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts" (Isa. 6:1-5). There are at least seven attributes of holiness. 1. High and Lifted Up: There was something lofty and high about this vision of holiness. It is about living on a higher plane. It makes me think about a person riding in a helicopter who is far above the traffic jams of the morning rush hour. Isaiah realized that the person he saw in this vision had something more than he had. He thought to himself, "I want to be close to Him. I want to be with Him. I want to be like Him. I want to be holy." 2. Shining in Light: A being filled with divine presence shines with light. This is called the glory of God. To be holy is to be filled with glory. Holiness is glorious. The whole earth will one day be filled with the glory of God through the children of God. As we become holy, we are also filled with light. 3. Full of Power: Holiness is the opposite of worldliness. To be holy we have to say no to the world, the flesh, and the devil. But holiness is more than just a list of don'ts. After all, holiness existed before worldliness. To be holy is to come into the power of God. It is His ability. In this passage, His very presence shakes the whole building. 4. Splendid in Beauty: This holy and glorious figure is extremely attractive. Holiness is beautiful. The greatest pleasure of the world to come will be simply to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord (Ps. 27:4). This world is also filled with beautiful things. We can be drawn to the things of this world by the lust of our eyes. However, the beauty of the Lord in his holiness is more beautiful and more attractive than the things of this world. We have something better to look at. We can worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness. (Ps. 96:9). 5. Spiritually Clean: When someone is holy, they are free from guilt and shame. They are not dirty on the inside. Isaiah, who was probably the cleanest person living on the earth in his generation, immediately felt unclean when he looked at this perfectly clean being. He felt unclean and asked to be cleansed. To feel dirty on the inside is a terrible feeling. Just to be free from that sense of uncleanness, to be clean in our conscience, is already worth more than any of the pleasures and lusts of this world. We are cleansed by the blood of Yeshua and by the fire of the Holy Spirit. Related Articles An Unflinching Call to Radical Holiness 5 Encouraging Ways to Help Your Kids Stand for Holiness 6. Morally Pure: Holiness is the highest level of purity. It is the highest level of morality. One aspect of holiness is to have pure motives. Many of us have decent and good motives, but even these are not really pure. Even when people do good things, there can be certain underlying selfish motives. To be really pure would be to have our thoughts and motives openly displayed for everyone to see. We can only have truly pure motives when we yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit within us, and act according to His motives. 7. Wholly Perfect: To be holy is to be perfect. Our father in heaven is perfect, and Yeshua calls us to be perfect like Him (Matt. 5:48). After we are saved, we enter into a process of being made perfect by the Holy Spirit. That is the process of sanctification. Through the promises of God, we cleanse ourselves both in spirit and body to become perfect in holiness (2 Cor. 7:1). Though we are not fully sanctified yet, we press on toward the goal of becoming perfectly holy (Phil. 3:12). Why We Believe in Yeshua "I choose life. I choose to believe in the good things. Even if it's a lie, even if I'm wrong. That's my choice. I'd rather die believing good than believing bad. And it's our faith that makes reality. Youval Yanay Watch more here! Asher Intrater is the founder and apostolic leader of Revive Israel Ministries and oversees Ahavat Yeshua congregation in Jerusalem and Tiferet Yeshua congregation in Tel Aviv. Asher was one of the founders of Tikkun International with Dan Juster and Eitan Shishkoff and serves on the board of the Messianic Alliance of Israel and Aglow International. He and his wife and full-time partner in ministry, Betty, have a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew and unity of the body of believers worldwide. This article originally appeared at reviveisrael.org.

Power

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of the LORD,  John 3:16,  12:24-26,  17:20-26

POWER   “WORTH CONSIDERING   2/15/19     (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”      (Ephesians 3:17–18, NIV)

Tap into God’s power
You may have things in your life that seem dead—a relationship, a business, your health. Jesus would say to you that He has power over death. God’s love can bring that relationship back to life that seems dead to you and take it to an entirely new level. Maybe you feel that you have a “dead-end job,” or maybe you think your life is going nowhere and you have no purpose. We want to encourage you today! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead can revitalize your career and put you on a path of success. If you start believing again, God is going to resurrect what you thought was dead. You may have tried and failed, but dreams that you’ve given up on are going to suddenly come back to life. Problems that looked permanent are going to suddenly turn around. God has the final say. He hasn’t changed His mind.

A Prayer for Today
“God, today I will be surrounded by Your favor and no weapon formed against me will prosper. You have power over death and I believe that your transforming power can bring hope, peace, joy, and fulfillment to my life. In Jesus’ Name – Amen.”

My Comments:
The Holy Spirit got me up at 3:30 this morning to do this so it must be important for some one?

POWER in the Greek comes from the word:  dunamis, where we get the word dynamite where we translate Holy Spirit. http://abundantministriesfellowship.com/lessons/lesson_2006-05-25.html    Is worth the time to look up.

With a battery for power there is the individual potential power of the battery itself and then the power that can come from many batteries in series or parallel which is greater.   The Church of Christ Jesus also works this same way.   There are mighty men of faith individually and there are congregations of great united power in heart faith where much good is accomplished.  Hebrews 11 is a good place to see this history in action in the Holy Bible.

Paul writes an end time prophesy to Timothy in 2 Tim.3:5 that there would be a time of “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:  from such turn away.”   In John 17:22 Jesus prayed these words, “And the glory (power) which thou gavest me I have given them: that they may be one, even as we are one:”  Notice that the thought of these words is that the Glory or Power would bring HIS servants into being “ONE”….  Read the context: 20-26.

The Enemy has been giving my feet a really tough time this last 6 months,  sometimes like walking on broken glass.  I ask for prayer in “Worth Considering ” the other day and some of you prayed for me.  Yesterday was a good foot day and was able to do some outside work.   Blessings and Thanks.   Not totally healed but on the way and swelling is way down this morning.   So distance make no difference but love, faith and unity does.  Be Blessed in your day.

Jesus left us with these words,   If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  Jn. 8:7-8 and   And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  Mark 11:22-24

 

So if you want to get things done,  God’s way, you first must fully charge your own battery by feeding on the Word of God till it is more real than the lusts of the world.   And then you need to find others to join with that are doing the same thing.  “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”  Rom.10:17  Faith = Power.

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

FAITH AND PATIENCE

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16,  12:24-26,  17:20-26

FAITH AND PATIENCE,     WORTH CONSIDERING    2/13/19


Today’s Scripture
“The Lord is good to those whose hope (faith) is in him, to the one who seeks him.”  (Lam. 3:25)

Be Patient
Even when you are busy, you can choose to be patient. Nobody really likes to wait around for something to happen, especially if it’s something they really want to see come to pass. But God says that people who trust in Him need to wait on Him. Waiting is hard, but here’s the good part: waiting on God is not like waiting on anyone else in your life because God never fails to keep His Word! If you’re asking God for something right now or hoping that He will fulfill your dreams, just keep praying and holding on. Don’t give up on God. If it’s not happening on your timetable, remind yourself, “God knows what He is doing. He has my best interest at heart. I wouldn’t be having this delay unless God had a very good reason for it.” Rest assured that it will be in God’s perfect timing.

A Prayer for Today
“God, please continue to give me patience to wait on You – and thank You for the assurance that You will never fail to keep Your Word. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Comments:
We are now in an “INSTANT” generation…  Quick to speak, Quick to act with lots of Pain,
Escape and Depression. 

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

One of my favorite verses on this subject of faith in the Old Testament is from Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.   
In Context
 | Full Chapter | Other Translations    (Bible Gateway)   My daughter, Kristy wrote a wonderful song to that scripture that I love very much.

In Luke 11:9-11,  Christ Jesus sets it out this way:  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

So our Heavenly Father is totally committed to helping us but also opposed to manipulating us and trying to make us do anything as love would be totally ineffective and invalid if coerced and freewill would be compromised.   So faith and patience bring us out of being head vacillating and into a total heart commitment and focus.  True faith is to set our face as a flint as in Isiah 50:7  For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.     In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

So Patience and Commitment in seeking the LORD to move to help us is more dependent upon our attitude and faith than we like to realize.   Head faith and heart faith are totally different.   It is in believing with the heart without doubt that moves God.   That is how we really get saved and that is how everything else works in the Kingdom.    In Mark’s Gospel 11:22 Jesus said it this way:  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.   In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations

Head faith is rather fickled and can change like the wind.   I can say with my head that I think it is going to rain and and totally pass up the umbrella.  But if I say that with my heart,  I pick up the umbrella and also make other provisions.
 
Hebrews 11  With study can also can brings a lot of light into this concept of how faith works, if interested.  God’s whole of creation is held together only by faith.  He is trying to teach us how it works in creation.  Even the atoms in our bodies and the whole universe are held together by HIS faith.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,    Ken<><

SEEDS

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16,  12:24-26,  17:20-26

“SEEDS”…. “WORTH CONSIDERING”  OUT OF THE BALLPARK IN IMPORTANCE

Today’s Scripture
“And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor.”  (2 Timothy 2:6,

The Seed Must Lead
In farming, the seed always precedes the harvest—and that’s true in our lives as well. In other words, if you want to reap happiness, then you have to sow seeds by making other people happy. If you want to reap financial blessings, you have to sow financially. If you want to reap friendships, you have to be a good friend first. Sowing seed is not just a one-time effort, it’s an important part of everyday life. Instead of focusing on your need, worrying about how it’s going to work out and living frustrated, look for ways you can sow a seed. Be more seed-oriented than need-oriented. Can you give an encouraging word to someone who’s down? Is there someone you can pray for? Are you investing quality time with your loved ones? If you’ll dare to sow a seed in your time of need, God will do more than you can ask or think!

A Prayer for Today
“God, thank You that I have the good seed of Your Word and Your love within me. Help me to sow these blessings generously in the lives of others. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Comments:
When I became a Christian back in 1955, I was challenged by Bob Newkurk of the Navigator’s  to find a life verse that would be a vision quest for me for my life.  I finally found one that popped up off the page:   John 12:24-26 where Christ Jesus instructs his followers,  that to enter in to HIS coming kingdom that their seed would need to be planted.  That if they sought to save their lives they would loose them, but if they gave them to HIM for what HE wanted to do they could keep them throughout eternity and that the Heavenly Father would honor them.

John 12:24-26 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)   “WORDS OF CHRIST JESUS, THE LORD.”

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.


Living this out is a little more difficult than I originally thought at the time. Dying to self is not so easy.   So glad I can also be forgiven upon repentance.  These verses teach us to be converted to being like Jesus like John writes in 1 John 4:17,  “…because as he is, so are we in this world.”  So I have attached some one’s inventory so as to help us to know what it would mean to be like Jesus Christ.   THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT TEACHING OF CHRIST JESUS.  It means we need to learn to plant the the kind of crops that we want to harvest and to be interested in what HE was interested in. Seems HIS primary concern was to see souls saved from hell,  is it ours?    I give this teaching from Joel,  4 stars.

So make yourself a report card and check it out at the end of each day with a self grade,   if you are serious about being a slave of Christ Jesus which is what the word, Christian, REALLY means.
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HAWAII:
It is a beautiful day here in Kealia today about 67 this morning with snow up on the mountains for sure.  Blue clear sky with humidity about 58 %.   A rather cool night down to 62 degrees and up to about 75 today.  At our mini farm,  True Vine, we have completed the common area kitchen and bath.  And we are beginning to build a little barn 18′ x 24′ with a couple of attic rooms upstairs for pilgrims who head in our direction.   We have our first guests coming in June,  old friends,  came to the LORD here in Kona and Married them.  Be nice to have fellowship with them, they now have a 9 yr. old son…   So hauling in mulch for the gardens and still moving a few rocks.   Cement floor is in for the barn so walls going up tomorrow.   Nice to be 86 and retired,  but be in prayer for me for my feet and a sore on my butt for sitting so much of the time.  Rest of me in rather good shape for my age.  Hope to hang out until the Rapture.   Want to know more about the Rapture, let me know?   Love in Christ Jesus,   Ken<><

FREEDOM

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16

“FREEDOM”    WORTH CONSIDERING   2/11/19   (Across my desk this morning)

Today’s Scripture
“I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.”  (Job 27:6, NIV)

Follow your Conscience
God speaks to us in many ways. One way is through that “small voice” we call our conscience. In many cases, that’s the voice of the Holy Spirit prompting you to be good to someone, or it might be warning you about a situation that otherwise seems fine! When you feel uneasiness and unrest, the Lord may be saying, “Watch out, there’s danger ahead.” That’s not just your nerves, it’s God protecting you. If you ignore these warnings, you could experience heartache and pain. Is the Holy Spirit placing warning signs in front of you today? When you sense these warning signs, you have a choice to make. God won’t make you do the right thing. You have your own free will. It’s up to you to choose the right road. Refuse to compromise. Don’t compromise in your marriage, your business or with your family. Listen to the still, small voice inside that warns you of impending danger. When you do, God will guide you along the best path for your life.

A Prayer for Today
“God, I am grateful that I have the power to make the right choices today. I know what is right and what is wrong. When my conscience speaks to me, I pray that I will listen and stay on the right path so my life will glorify You. In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

My comments:
The Key to being free is to really know your conscience is hearing the Holy Spirit.   This can be somewhat confusing.   As far as I am concerned I can tune into voices  from everywhere.  Last night I was dreaming that I was in the Philippines in a whole different life style and a lot younger…. where did that come from?   Folks often tell me that a voice that comes to them and says, “I want a cigarette.” is not theirs as they are 110% against smoking.  Jesus was severely tested in the wilderness with the same 3 temptations of Eve:  Lust of the flesh, lust of the spirit and pride of life.   These are voices that Paul writes about in Rom.7:14-20.    And God never  ever tempts us, James 1:13.   He may allow us to be tested/tempted if we need to learn the lesson of sowing and reaping by experience,  Rom. 8:13-14,  as per Job….

So how do we know when our conscience is accurate and on tract as the conscience must be trained.  Our knowledge of good and bad in the world is not automatic upon birth.  Give two 1 yr. old babies one bottle in a crib together and see what happens.  I grew up as a child in a small town in Kentucky with the 10 commandments by the light switch in my classroom,  we prayed before class,  gave the pledge to allegiance,  sang hymns and songs and then learned reading, writhing, arithmetic,  history and geography.  And at that time an 8th grade education was equal to a 12th grade education today and by 14 most went to work on a farm or mine.  And many were married soon after.  So as a kid I got most of my conscience from school, not from home or church.   I came out of there with love and respect for God, Country, Family and 4th of July.  That is not happening today.   So how do we train our Conscience to hear only the Holy Spirit….  (Not going to happen.)   But we can train our Conscience to know the differences between all the different voices.

Over the years I have learned that the Holy Spirit is never in a hurry but always on time.   That He is never condemning condescending or noisy.   The Holy Spirit always speaks with gentle peaceful loving authority and there is such an assuredness  and graciousness in HIS quiet strong voice.  He does not shout down the negative voices.  We all need  to learn to listen for him above all the other racket.   Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice and another they will not follow.” John 10:27    Second, The Holy Spirit will always be totally in agreement with the Holy Scriptures that are in context with all the  other texts on the same subject.  So to know the WORD of GOD,  especially the New Testament is a must to strain out the other garbage voices and especially our own.   “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,  they are the sons of God,”  Rom. 8:14.    Yours in HIS great love,   Ken<><

FORGIVENESS

ALOHA FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16

FORGIVENESS:   2/10/19   This came across my desk this morning,  not really Christian,  but exceptionally sensitive to the Truth.

Hey There, it’s the Sherpa,   Recently I got into an argument with a family member and we both let it stew for a week before we resolved our disagreement.   Fortunately, we both crossed the isle and made amends, but the week prior to resolution I underwent a lot of stress and my sleep was horrible.   We all know it’s impossible to spend a day on planet earth without feeling the effects of conflict and emotional pain. Maybe someone wounded you… or you wounded someone else and if we’re honest with ourselves, we can recognize that unresolved conflict can disrupt our health.

The Mind/Body Connection  
Emotional wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger and bitterness and even vengeance, but if you don’t practice forgiveness, you may be the one who pays dearly.   Forgiveness means different things to different people but generally we all understand that it involves an active decision to let go of resentment and the thoughts of revenge.   While the injustice and hurt may always be with you, forgiveness can lesson its grip and help free you from the control of the other person who harmed you.   As we all continue our journey towards a healthier life, I want to remind you and encourage you today of the powerful advantage that forgiveness can make in all our lives.   Letting go of bitterness can clear a path for improved health and peace of mind which means…

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Less anxiety, hostility and stress
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Healthier relationships
  • A strong immune system

So how about you?   Are you aware of unforgiveness that has hurt you and damaged your health?   Have you held onto an injustice that has cause stress and anxiety and disrupted your health, mood and sleep?   What does forgiveness mean to you?   I’d love to hear your story and learn how you have used the mind/body connection to improve your overall health?   Please hit reply and share your story.   Naturally Yours,   The Sherpa

Lots of scriptures to support this mind/body/soul connection for good health.   By they way,  Sue got home safely from her trip and it was good to have her home.   My love to you and yours,  may you have a very Blessed day,   Ken<><
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US DEBT.

Since the U.S. spends almost a third of its revenue on interest payments alone, it doesn’t seem like it can afford to pay much more.  And Klarman isn’t the only billionaire expressing unease. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, said that debt would be to blame for the next downturn, which he believes will be bigger than the Great Depression.  “The biggest issue is that there is only so much one can squeeze out of a debt cycle and most countries are approaching those limits”.     You might think the U.S. government would do everything to curb this problem. But according to the Congressional Budget Office, the debt is projected to skyrocket to $33 trillion by 2029

My Comments:
Might consider getting some 25 year dried food and some extra TP,  soap, matches and stuff…  As if this hits it will happen overnight.  There will not be a slow slid down the hill,  it will be like a drop off over a cliff.  In 1929 many millionaires were rich one day and jumping off of high buildings the next.  The Children of Israel had a debt clearing every 50 years.  It was a 50 yr. reset where all debts were cancelled.  So in knowing this debt reduction was automatic and what debt that was left at the Golden Jubilee was totally cancelled.   It has been 90 years now from the last U.S. Debt reset so we are way past due.  Of course, the Good Book says,  ” The borrower is servant to the lender.”  So best to not be in debt at all.    Ken<><

Soul is Eternal

Aloha Saints, Sinners, Friends and Family,
Often we get lost in our own little cosmic world of emotional truth. It is truth because we say it is without any objective Biblical support whatever. The reason we need the Holy Scriptures is to give us a source of objective truth from God that HE has spoken through HIS prophets over thousands of years all saying the same thing as to what is HIS TRUTH. HIS Truth sets us free from sin. Our emotional supposed truth only brings us in to bondage. 2 Tim.3:16-17, Psalms 119:9-12

The word sin was taken from an old English archery match where to miss the center of the target was called a sin. With us Christians the center of the target is Christ Jesus. To not be like Christ Jesus is to sin. Attached to today’s “Worth Considering” you will find an objective report card list that will easily show us all the reason that we all truly need a SAVIOR and LORD to make it into the Totally Righteous Kingdom of God.

If you would like to study some 52 basic doctrines of God’s Truth for us, let me know. A really great Biblical Foundation that all true Christians should have.

Your soul is designed by God to live for eternity. Only in this life you have the opportunity to choose to live with GOD in righteousness or to live alone in darkness for eternity. I truly hope you choose wisely. Blessings, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org Official: Our New Mailing address: 85-4554 Mamalahoa Hwy, Capt. Cook (Kealia), HI 96704 We received our first mail yesterday in our new mailbox. P.T.L. Thoughts of some past Saints of God: "I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God´s hands, that I still possess." -Martin Luther "If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me." -Robert Murray McCheyne "As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain." -Charles Spurgeon "Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God´s removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him." -Charles H. Brent "The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble." -Thomas Watson "A born-again person ought to possess unspeakable peace in the spirit." -Watchman Nee "The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity." - Matthew Henry