Predestination/Foreknowledge

Predestination and Foreknowledge,

The following came across my desk today: Sounded a little like predestination but is not. It is actually foreknowledge, Rom.8:29. So it seems that in God’s dimension of eternity God, He clearly sees those hearts that were willing to truly make HIM LORD and He sets up the circumstances in advance to assist them.

Freewill is absolutely essential in making love real. So in order to fashion us in HIS image and likeness he had to allow for freewill as HE is LOVE. Gen.1:27. Unfortunately we also gained access to the Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life and have made some very poor choices in life. However, some of us still would like to be HIS workmanship and truly submit to Christ Jesus as LORD, (master, king, boss, pres. commander.) and start over. So the following works really well when guided by the Holy Spirit according to the Holy Scriptures. But it really tanks when we are egocentric and reject the way of the LORD but then still expect HIS blessings. We need to learn to walk with HIM and not try to make HIM walk with us. Yours in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy in Christ Jesus. Ken Smith<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all who love and obey HIM are members. Yours in HIS great love, Ken<>< 6/6/18 Good thoughts (not mine) so I am just passing them along. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10, NASB) God has already prepared paths for you to take in your future! When God laid out the plan for your life, He lined up the right people, the right circumstances, and the right breaks. In your future, He’s already released favor, supernatural opportunities, and divine connections. The breaks you need in life have already been preordained to come across your path. If you will stay in faith and go out each day and be a person of excellence, you’ll walk into these appointments of favor. It will be just as if you stumbled into God’s blessings! When you really understand this principle, you’ll begin to get excited about the opportunities in every single day! You’ll have a spring in your step as you think about what blessing is coming next. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be next week! Keep expecting. Keep believing. Stay focused on the fact that God has already released into your future everything you need to fulfill your destiny. Start declaring seasons of increase over your life. Declare that favor is on you and opportunities are coming. Then, get ready to move forward in the favor and blessing God has ordered for you! A Prayer for Today "Father, thank You for setting up a good life for me. Thank You for ordering blessings for my future. Help me to know Your ways so that I can walk with You in the paths You have for me all the days of my life in Jesus name. Amen."

Shepherd

Across my desk this morning.

SHEPHERD: 5/19/18 “WORTH CONSIDERING”

Today’s Scripture
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
(Psalm 23:6, NKJV)

What’s Chasing You?
In the Bible, David was known as a man after God’s own heart. What kind of attitude did he have? Here in Psalm 23, he says, “Goodness and mercy are following me.” David lived with an attitude of expectancy. One translation says, “God’s kindness chases me everywhere that I go.” David’s attitude was “something good is going to happen to me. Everywhere I go, I know God’s blessings are chasing me. Favor is following me around.” No wonder he saw God’s goodness! No wonder he overcame his obstacles and accomplished great dreams. He knew good things were chasing after him.

Do you know what’s chasing you right now? Not debt. Not failure. Not mediocrity. Not defeat. Not lack. Not at all! You are a child of the Most High God. You have been crowned with favor. You have been redeemed from every curse. God has set you apart as His own special treasure. When you look back in your rear view mirror, you’d better get ready because you have a tailgater! There’s something coming toward you at a high rate of speed. You know what it is? Blessings, favor, supernatural opportunities, restoration, divine connections—God’s goodness and mercy following you all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your abundant grace and mercy. Today I look for Your goodness. I look for Your favor and blessings. I set my heart on You. Show me Your love in a new way today in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Comments:
Of course Content without Context is Pretext. There are “conditions” for the above verse to be effective. Lets look at the rest of Psalm 23 for those conditions that make the above effective. Psalm 23 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. 2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. 3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. 4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. 6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

1. The LORD (Christ Jesus) Is totally submitted to as the shepherd. (Many so called Christians are not even here.)

2. Christ Jesus is guiding us by the Holy Spirit which means we can hear HIS voice.

3. We have submitted to LORD in being made and also becoming really righteous.

4. The rod and staff were strength and authority are needed and used for the life journey. Might consider them as being in “REAL” faith, Heb.11 and the Word of God.

5. Oil relates to the Holy Spirit as being the guide and covering with power.

6. Then Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

So to walk in GOD’s Truth and Freedom mean to check the context through all of the Holy Scriptures on a subject. Out of context will lead into apostasy. The Bible teaches, “Judas went out and hanged himself” in one place. And in another, “Go Thou and do likewise.” Put those together out of context and you have a serious problem. But it is True that if you decide to really make Jesus Lord and follow the Holy Spirit into sanctification that you will be very blessed of GOD.

Love in Jesus, Ken<><

Apostolic Restoration

Aloha Saints, Sinners, Friends and Family,

APOSTOLIC RESTORATION

This article came across my desk this morning with a good understanding of the difference between Apostle and Pastor as listed by Paul in Eph.4:11-16 for the perfecting of the Church of Christ Jesus. Long but important.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy. Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org A Prophetic Word About the Apostolic Restoration to the Kingdom 9:00AM EDT 5/17/2018 Vince Viozzi One thing that will make this revival different than all the rest is the apostolic restoration that has taken place over the last several decades. There is a difference when an apostle leads than when a pastor leads. Here are some of the distinctions. The Apostolic Balance: One Flock and One Shepherd Pastors need apostles! Pastors are protectors. Apostles are acceptors! Pastors tend to segregate. Apostles tend to integrate. Pastors tend to build shelters. Apostles tend to build springboards (launching pads). Pastors tend to have a localized vision. Apostles tend to have a regional vision or beyond. Pastors like to focus on those already saved. Apostles have an ability to focus on all of mankind. Pastors are not normally fisherman but an apostle is also able to understand the ministry of the evangelist who has a heart for the lost, because their gift allows for it! Apostles desire to see the entire body of Christ everywhere walk in unity; however, pastors usually only have a desire to see their church walk in unity. This is why pastors serve a localized group of people, but apostles are sent to a region with a vision for the community and beyond! John 3:16 is very explicit that God Loves the entire world! Jesus also, speaking as an apostle, gave this exhortation in John 10: "I have other sheep who are not of this fold. I must also bring them, and they will hear My voice. There will be one flock and one shepherd" (v. 16). If we are going to see people saved and discipled in this imminent revival, then we are going to have to lay down our religious intolerances and judgments of worldly people. If we do not do this, the newborns will not feel the Love of God and we will lose them quickly! Feed My Sheep John 21:15-17 says: So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord. You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord. You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Lord, You know everything. You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep." In my previous article, I pointed out that at the beginning of Peter's ministry, Jesus was preparing him to catch large numbers of men. In the chapter of the verses above, after Christ's Resurrection, Peter and some of the other disciples went back to fishing. They had once again taken in a huge catch of fish (John 21:1-14). As a father of five and a grandfather of 10, over the years I have developed some little fun-time things that I would do with them. One of those fun, playful things that became an ongoing habit is that I will grab their heads with my hands and begin to squeeze their skulls and repeatedly tell them that I was giving them a "Brain Adjustment!" That came to my mind as I was thinking about the rest of this passage of Scripture. You see, I know that personally over the years God has had to give me more than a few brain adjustments because my way of thinking was just not right! That is what Jesus is doing here with these disciples who were distraught and disoriented which led to them being disengaged with their call from God! Jesus was again watching from the shore to see what they were going to do with this great catch of fish. In fact, He had instigated it one more time (John 21:6). So He gets their attention and tells them to bring the catch to Him (v. 10). Then Jesus goes into the above discourse with Peter and hones in on some heart and mind issues that Peter was not wanting to address yet! Where is the focus of your love, Peter? "Do you love Me more than these?" You see many ministers today love the ministry more than the one who put them into the ministry and more than the ones that they are called to minister to! Fish Are Transformed Into Sheep Ministry is ultimately about sheep, and sheep are people! And not only are they people, but they are God's people! And God is concerned about all of His children both saved and unsaved and those who are being kept in someone else's sheepfold. Pastor's, I believe the Lord gave me a prophetic word for you: "Do you love the people of God more than the work that God has given you to do? Do you love the the miracles of salvation (people) more than the ministry of shepherding? Do you love Me more than you do fishing? And once you catch the fish, are you just going to throw them back or take them to market to sell off to the highest bidder? If you love Me, then you will love My people! And if you love My people then you will tend to their needs! Feed My sheep and tend My lambs!" The fishermen are about to deliver the fish into the sanctuaries of many churches! Will you be ready to disciple them?

Identity

Aloha Friends and Family,

IDENTITY 5/16/18

This is a really great article to consider. Like a snow flake or a cherry blossom you are the only soul on planet earth that will ever be like you. You are Unique, enjoy the person GOD made you to be in Christ Jesus. Learn to LOVE, living in your skin…. Open the gifts GOD has given you in faith. HIS Truth gives us Freedom to find HIM. ( Personally, I did not know, as a man, I was not supposed to ask for directions? lol.) But a very good friend and brother in Christ Jesus drove me 5 hours around Oakland, CA looking for a certain bakery because he would not ask for directions…. In a Helm’s Bread Truck with “Repent, The Kingdom is at hand. written in large letters across the front. 1970’s, But I could not get him to stop and ask directions. That was a test of our friendship.) In HIS great love, Ken<>< Why I'm OK With Being a Spiritual Misfit 10:00AM EDT 5/16/2018 J. Lee Grady It annoys me when Christians force people to fit in neat categories. For years we've done this with gender. I wish I had a dollar for every time a preacher has claimed that "all men hide their feelings" or "all women are domestic" or "all men refuse to ask for directions." Those are stereotypes. While God made only two genders, men and women come in all types. Our uniqueness is shaped by our bodies, skills, interests, personality quirks, communication styles, ethnicity, life experiences and so much more. Christians also love to fit people into personality types. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates invented the concept of the "four temperaments"—choleric, sanguine, melancholy and phlegmatic. He believed the levels of our bodily fluids caused these traits (what?!) yet his theory stuck around even though it was totally unscientific. Christians started imposing these rigid personality types on each other after author Tim LaHaye wrote the book Transformed Temperaments in 1971. In the 1990s, family counselor Gary Smalley updated the concept of the four temperaments by describing them as animals: "Beaver," "lion," "otter" and "golden retriever." This began a cottage industry of "personality assessment" that continues to this day. It's based on the idea that every human being on Planet Earth fits into four groups. More recently, Christian organizations invented questionnaires and tests to determine a person's spiritual gifts. I've taken all of these tests, and sometimes they helped me understand myself better. Yet I always end up feeling like a misfit because I don't stay inside the lines. I certainly don't fit the stereotypes. For years I've struggled to put a label on what I do in ministry. Am I a prophet? (Prophecy often flows out of me when I minister in a church setting.) Am I a teacher? (I teach regularly in ministry schools.) Am I a pastor? (I don't lead a local church, yet I mentor and disciple many young leaders.) A few weeks ago I went through an identity crisis. I was tired of people asking me, "What are you?" and my response was to blankly stare back. I wanted a label. I wanted to fit in a clear-cut category. Yet I felt like a weirdo because I don't see my odd combination of gifts and talents in most surveys. I decided to take my own gifts assessment test by asking some friends to describe my ministry in their own words. I asked them to text me one sentence, but many of them wrote paragraphs. They often used words like "prophet," "teacher," "encourager," "apostle," "mentor" and "father's heart." But I noticed one common thread: Fernando said: "Your ministry is versatile. Don't worry about fitting in a box." Kent said: "Don't let people put you in a box." Ray said: "You don't need to feel any pressure to fit a mold." Grant said: "You can't be put in a box. There is too much 'cookie-cutter' identity in the church today." I wanted to categorize myself. But God's answer was a pleasant surprise: I don't need to fit in! Rather, I just need to stay connected to God and let Him manifest Himself though me however He wants! Many people follow horoscopes because they think their destiny is determined by which Zodiac sign they were born under. That's dumb, because people don't fit in 12 cosmic categories, much less four personality types. And even though there are a limited number of spiritual gifts listed in the Bible (the "power" gifts of 1 Corinthians 12 and the "motivational" gifts of Romans 12), these gifts come in an infinite number of combinations. Besides that, the "package" those gifts come in—you—is totally unique. Did you know that one DNA molecule in your body has enough coded information to fill 100 30-volume sets of encyclopedias? That's more than 2.25 million pages of computer code! If all the DNA in your body were joined from end to end, it would stretch 94 billion miles. And that code is different from any other person who has ever lived. We know our fingerprints are unique from everyone else. Now, researchers have discovered that scanning the iris of the eye is five times more effective than fingerprinting because there are 240 unique features in your iris to prove it's yours! Scientists are also discovering the same uniqueness in our retinas, our faces, our insulin and the protein molecules in one strand of our hair. David wrote: "I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well" (Psalm 139:14, NASB). If you are this unique in a biological sense, how much more is it true in the Spirit? We have been fashioned by the Creator to manifest His power in a unique way. Don't be so eager to put a label on yourself. Don't try to be a copy of someone else. It's okay to break the mold. You can't be summarized, categorized or boxed in. You are a unique vessel of the Holy Spirit. Let Him flow through you without limitation

Holy Spirit

Aloha Family and Friends.

“HOLY SPIRIT,” This is long but well, “WORTH CONSIDERING.” 5/13/18

Why We Will Never See Revival Unless We Embrace the Holy Spirit
Mikel French, Stephen Kuert and Rebecca Moore

“What the world needs most today is Jesus, and what the church needs most today is the Holy Spirit.”

These words came from my friend Pastor Doug Chambers as we talked on the phone last week. It made me wonder if perhaps the world is more receptive to receive Jesus than the church is ready to embrace the move of the Holy Spirit.

Today as you read this I am in Izvesck, Russia, where hundreds of pastors have gathered from all across the nation. They are hungry for the power of the living God to refresh them to walk in dark and difficult places, planting and building churches while believing that nothing is impossible with God.

What God has done across this great nation of Russia is a miracle to the nations of the world. The church is open. They love God; they love Russia; and because of this, the harvest continues to grow. Many things have changed here, including the church, and it is clear the revival they are experiencing is a move of the Holy Spirit.

But Russia seems to be the exception to the rule in the body of Christ. Instead of inviting the Holy Spirit and embracing the life-changing revival and renewal that would come with Him, churches too often restrict His operation, which strips the power of God from both the individual and corporate fellowship and weakens the testimony of the church before a world that is lost and searching for a Savior. This is not what God intended when He sent the Holy Spirit to believers after Christ’s resurrection and ascension.

On the Day of Pentecost, when the crowd gathered around the apostles as they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the onlookers asked, “Whatever could this mean?” (Acts 2:12, author’s paraphrase). They recognized something different had been introduced, and some of them mistakenly assumed it was the result of new wine (v. 13). Instead, the presence of an almighty God had come to rock the city with change.

Changes that impact the world forever for the better can only come by the power of the Holy Spirit. When we examine any change—Holy Spirit–led or not—there are three factors we must consider:

the element of change
the amount of change
the container for change

All change begins with a new element. At Pentecost, the followers of Jesus were under the influence of the Holy Spirit. He was the new element that catalyzed a change that would forever impact the church of God. His power lit the fuse that ignited their own spirit and spread throughout the world and through generations.
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The impact of any change is also directly related to the amount of the element of change that is introduced. You can introduce a little, which really brings little to no change, or you can pour out an amount of change that will blast everything from the past. When God poured out His Spirit on the believers gathered in the Upper Room—fulfilling the prophecy of the prophet Joel (Joel 2:28)—it filled up those gathered, but the impact was so great that after Peter explained what had happened to the onlookers, three thousand people decided to trust in Christ as their Savior that day alone (Acts 2:41). The apostles were filled with the Spirit to overflowing, and the radical change in their lives spilled over onto others.

This underscores the final point: when it comes to revival, we are the containers for change. We are the containers for the Holy Spirit to come in. Luke 5:37–38 says: “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be spilled, and the wineskins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

We, the containers, must be new or renewed. We, as the containers, are common on our own but filled with uncommon power through the Holy Spirit. God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit through Christ’s sacrifice so that we could both be conduits of His power and experience that transformative power in our own lives. Surrendering to the work of the Holy Spirit completely means surrendering to His will to change our lives and all that is around us. When we fail to invite Him fully into our hearts and lives, we prevent the very move of God that will change us and the world.

It’s time for the body of Christ around the world to surrender to the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives and churches in the same way people in Russia are surrendering their lives to the Lord for the first time. Their hunger for God is intense and desperate. Today, be just as intense and desperate for God. Let Him hear you ask for more of Him, and be ready to receive all He has for you and the community you serve.

Finally, when you pray, please continue to intercede for the churches in Russia. Everything is changing but the harvest, and God is doing exciting things there, just as He will do in and through you.

You’re beautiful! I see Jesus in you. Have a great week!

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the book of hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor’s conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia’s 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

God’s Best from Hawaii, Love in Jesus, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org

Faith

Aloha Saints, Sinners, Friends and Family, 5/9/18

FAITH: Across my desk this came today: Worth Considering:

Today’s Scripture
“…God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.”
(Romans 4:17, NKJV)

One thing I’ve learned is that God calls the things that are not as if they already are. He doesn’t call you what you are; He calls you the way He sees you. That’s because He creates with His words, and you do, too.

When I stepped up to pastor the church after my father went to be with the Lord, I’d never ministered before. I was afraid. I felt unqualified, inexperienced and intimidated. The whole time, on the inside, I could hear that still, small voice saying, “Joel, you are well able. You can do all things. You have what it takes. You are strong in the Lord.” God was calling me something that I was not. I was not strong and bold and confident. I was weak, insecure and intimidated. Somehow, I had the faith to believe what God said about me. It didn’t happen overnight, but little by little, I became what God called me.

Today, follow His example and call things that are not as though they are. Look through your eyes of faith and call it like you see it. Don’t use your words to talk about your situation; use your words to change your situation. Keep speaking words of faith, keep praying, keep believing and keep moving forward into the bright future He has for you!

A Prayer for Today
“Father God, today I choose to look through my eyes of faith and call things that are not as though they are. I declare victory over every area of my life no matter what is happening around me. Thank You for the gift of faith in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Comments:
Very Interesting times we live in…. The darkness is really getting darker and the light is really getting brighter just as the LORD said that it would prior to HIS return for HIS CHURCH. So what would be important if you knew that in exactly one week HE would be returning for you. I am not saying that is true, but that gives us an indication of how as Christians we are to live in these times. Much of what we are doing is based on our assumption that all things will continue in the future as in the past. But if you check out Luke 21 and Matt.24 we are are now getting very close to the closing of this age. ( Attached a white paper on future events if interested. )

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So read Hebrews 11 and then the following as I knew this father, John, personally as a great man of God. This is the dimension that we need to move into so as to grow up in Christ Jesus in all things and to be like HIM. Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org REVELATION 2

Words and Power

WORDS AND POWER 5/7/18
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Aloha Friends, and Family,

Across my desk and “WORTH CONSIDERING.”

“Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared.” (Numbers 14:17, NIV)

Scripture tells us that there is creative power in the words we declare. In the same way that God created the world with His words in Genesis 1, we “create” our own world with our words. We can create an atmosphere of peace, joy, power and love with our words, or we can create an atmosphere of strife, confusion and defeat.

Today, I encourage you to use your words to open the door for God to move by declaring His Word over your life. Declare that His strength is at work in you. Declare that no weapon formed against you is going to prosper. As you declare God’s Word over your life, you’ll see it come to pass. You’ll feel His strength, joy and victory rising up inside of you so that you can embrace the life of blessing He has prepared for you.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, I recognize that there is creative power in the words that I speak. Help me, by Your Spirit, to use my words for good. Remind me to always declare Your truth over my life and over the lives of others. I bless You today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

My Comments:
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof..

Our Words? Are they full of faith and encouragement or full of condemnation, discouragement and death. Are we using the gift of faith that we are born with to build or to destroy. Do a study on word and words in the New Testament and especially read the little book of James. This is an area that just about every person I know, who feels they are a Christian, need some help. At times I find myself into digging up stuff that I have told for years where I try to build my ego and have to put a hand over my mouth…. Only being said for my glory and elevation and not HIS and usually destructive to some one else. And then there is the cycle of complaining, often to become an obsession. Such a destructive wast of time. James records how can good water and bad come from the same fountain. Give your WORDS to the LORD as well as everything else if you want God’s best blessings on your life.

Be Blessed in your day, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org

WEAKNESS (#9)

Aloha from Papa Ken<>< (My Grandfather was called Papa Andrew, so seems I am now about the right age (85) to try his shoes on?) This came across my desk today and felt good to send also there is a very interesting scripture for me. Also another located in Paul's letter to the Church in Corinth as added to the bottom. The Holy Spirit used this one to help me find Salvation along with the next chapter2 & 3. “And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness...” (Romans 8:26, NLT) Sometimes, people get distracted by what they consider to be a disadvantage or weakness in their lives. It may be something about their personality or looks that they don’t like. Or, maybe they’ve been through an unfair situation: a divorce, a bad business deal or a bad break. We all have things that can feel like disadvantages; things that make it harder on us. It may even be a physical handicap, and you can’t get around like you used to. But just because you have a “disadvantage,” just because you’ve been through a tough time doesn’t mean you’re supposed to sit back and settle where you are. God still has something great for you to do! He wants to show Himself strong in and through you, and He’s given you His Holy Spirit to equip you in this life. Today let the Holy Spirit help you when you feel weak. Let Him empower you with truth that will set you free. Stay in faith and don’t get negative toward yourself or your future. Let God take what you think is a liability and turn it into an asset! Let Him take what you think is a disadvantage and turn it around to be an advantage! Remember, you are more than a conqueror today and every day because He is strong in you! A Prayer for Today “Father, today I give You all that I am. I invite You into the weak places in my life so that You can turn them into strengths. Thank You for working in my life and filling me with faith and expectancy in Jesus’ name. Amen.” My Comments: 1 Cor.1: 26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Need to read the whole chapters 1-3, but this portion of scripture helped give me the faith to go on in Christ Jesus. Through faith, it gives me the certification that I can make it for I am chosen and qualified. Even stripped down, and without the facade* and I am sure you will also feel very qualified if you consider what is written. We all have an empty place that can only be filled with GOD !!!!. Yours, in His Great love, Ken<><

Blessings (#8)

ALOHA AND BLESSINGS,
THIS came across my desk today, very good, worth considering.
Personally,  I am going though something with a few foes talking stink and this was helpful for me.

Today’s Scripture
“…His favor is for a lifetime…, (Ps. 30:5, AMP)   Nice to always check the context.
(Contents without Context is Pretext.)

Psalms 30:1     I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.  2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.  3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.  4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.  5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.  6 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.

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One definition of the word “favor” is an advantage for success. When you put God first, when you obey His commands, you open the door for His favor which means you have the advantage for success! Even if someone may have wronged you and it looks like they have the upper hand, even if it looks like things are never going to change, keep reminding yourself, “I have an advantage. God is in control of my destiny. He’s fighting my battles for me. He is my Vindicator. And it’s just a matter of time before things change in my favor.”

In Hebrews it says, “Don’t cast away your confidence.” One translation says “payday is coming.” In the difficult times, you have to remind yourself that payday is on the way! God is a faithful God. If you’ll keep doing the right thing, honoring Him and expecting His favor, God promises that He will pay you back. He will restore everything in your life that the enemy has stolen. Remember, you have the advantage today!

A Prayer for Today:  “Father, thank You for Your grace, mercy and everlasting favor. I open my heart and mind to You and receive everything You have for me. Thank You for favor and healing in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Attached is a list of the characteristics o Christ Jesus that I sometime check to see how I am doing.
THERE IS BUT ONE CHURCH OF CHRIST JESUS AND ALL WHO LOVE AND OBEY HIM ARE MEMBERS.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org

Jesus Character 50

Good

GOOD, (Biblical meaning:)

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Aloha Saints, Sinners, Friends and Family,

Across my desk and Worth Considering:

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
(Psalm 37:23, KJV)

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord! Many people today might find it difficult to see themselves as “good” in the eyes of God, but did you know that in the original Greek, this word means “strong” like a warrior? In other words, when you stand strong, when you are willing to fight the good fight of faith, you are giving God something to work with. He is ordering your steps. He’s making a way when there seems to be no way. He’s clearing a path for you, and He is delighting in you. That means He is pleased with your attitude of courage. He is pleased that you are taking a stand for what is right. He is pleased that you are putting Him first place and relying completely on Him. Remember, God loves your passion for Him. He loves it when you come boldly to His throne of grace. He is honored when you stand and fight the good fight of faith. If you are facing difficulty today, know that God wants to lift you up and give you His strength. Receive it by faith today. Dig your heels in knowing that He is ordering your steps; and when God is leading you, He’s always leading you in the path of victory!

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for giving me Your supernatural joy and strength. I choose to stand strong in You no matter what is going on around me. I choose Your ways and thank You for ordering my steps. I bless You and praise You for Your goodness and faithfulness in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

WORTH CONSIDERING:
This bit of exhortation came in my mail a few days ago but it does not define “GOOD.” We have an awful time with that word. If emotionally applied, as we usually do, we all feel we are good, mostly. But if we find GOD’s definition of Good in the New Testament, most of us would be in serious trouble. The only true way to know what GOD’s means by GOOD is to look to Jesus and to follow HIS and HIS disciples commandments. I have yet to hear a sermon preached on the Commandments of Christ Jesus… Have you? In James we are told that a “GOOD” man can, through prayer, even change the weather. So as you deeply consider the following bit of truth, take an inventory through the New Testament of what GOD considers GOOD. You will find it is much different than what we are mostly conforming to. In the beginning The Creator was intent in making man in HIS image and likeness. In John’s little letters you will find that HE is still on track with the same intent. So please check out the New Testament as to what GOD considers GOOD for there in is HIS blessings. Love you much in Jesus, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org Strong's Greek: 18. ἀγαθός (agathos) -- good - Bible Hub biblehub.com/greek/18.htm Strong's Concordance. agathos: good. Original Word: ἀγαθός, ή, όν. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: agathos. Phonetic Spelling: (ag-ath-os') Short Definition: good. Definition: intrinsically good, good in nature, good whether it be seen to be so or not, the widest and most colorless of all words with this meaning. Strong's Greek: 2570. καλός (kalos) -- beautiful, good - Bible Hub biblehub.com/greek/2570.htm Short Definition: beautiful, good, worthy. Definition: beautiful, as an outward sign of the inward good, noble, honorable character; good, worthy, honorable, noble, and seen to be so. HELPS Word-studies. 2570 kalós – attractively good; good that inspires (motivates) others to embrace what is lovely (beautiful, praiseworthy.)