DIRECTION “WORTH CONSIDERING” 2/1/21 From Ken Smith<><
Are you very sure you are being guided by the Holy Spirit and not BEING chased by fear? God is well able to protect US if guided by HIM. Job is a great example of how fear works. “That which I greatly feared came upon me.” Because of his fear he lost his kids, health and wealth, but later restored x 2 through faith. Peter, a fisherman, was taught by Jesus to help bring the world to Jesus as LORD. Peter opened the doors to the Jews and to the Gentiles through the power of the Holy Spirit. And through the power of the Holy Spirit the Church was started on Pentecost. The enemy can do nothing to us except allowed by God because we are in fear. Fear is faith going backwards. We can not save ourselves of others in fear and without Faith, Heb. 11. And if in faith our armor is perfect for any battle. Roman 8 says it very nicely. “31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side? ] 32 He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect [when it is] God Who justifies [that is, Who puts us in right relation to Himself? Who shall come forward and accuse or impeach those whom God has chosen? Will God, Who acquits us?] 34 Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? 35 Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? 36 Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors [m] and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things [n] impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, 39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
We are instructed by our Lord Jesus to help bring the world to HIM in Rev. 22:17: “The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need [d] of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.
If we help build or join a HOT HOLY SPIRIT fire of Love, Holiness and Power, the hungry who are cold and wet will come and drink of the “Waters of Life.” Turn on the lights and they will come. There are a lot of really thirsty cold souls out there. But we need to get a good fire going first so that those folks can experience a true Church of Christ Jesus. And those looking for HIS light will come. It is not about the stuff or traditions, it is about the anointing of the Holy Spirit and the Truth of God.
Had a little laps today, Cindy got me a Pepsi and her (being more spiritual) got a mango juice. Quit drinking them 3 years ago. Don’t know whether to repent or PTL…. Sure good though…. So just to accept it is a unusual treat and PTL? Says made in Hawaii on the can, that’s nice, rationalizing. Most of what we buy in hardware is still coming from China. So made with deep well Hawaiian spring water so hope you are not running in fear and it is sometime hard to know the difference. Job sure had an issue about fear !! But we do need a John 17 unity with others to make Church really happen. None of us have all of the parts in ourselves to do what Jesus did. But collectively we can and we will have it together before we get to go home.
We are now beginning to build a little hot fire here in Kealia on Friday evening at 5:30 with a shared meal, fellowship, talk story, music when we have some help and a bit of Bible with prayer. Feel free to come if sure you know you are free of the virus.
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Suggest that you begin to think about being off grid and self contained asap. https://www.facebook.com/OhanaRootsMaine/ Felicia, One of my grand daughters: living “Off Grid.” in Main, and doing a really great job of it.
Worthy Brief <firstname.lastname@example.org> Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. A new driver for an interstate trucking company was having a difficult time. He found the long cross-country trips extremely tiring. The older driver who traveled with him, however, seemed to thrive on those long trips. He always seemed to look as fresh at the end of the ride as he did at the beginning.
One day, the young man asked the older what his secret was. “Well, it’s really all in the way you look at it,” he replied. “While you went to work this morning, I went for a ride through the country.”
Our focus will determine whether life is work or a ride in the country. We are privileged to be here in this day and age. God is doing awesome things right before our eyes and He’s allowing us to take part!
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