ALOHA FAMILY  & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God and me,    John 3:14-18  (please read)
FAITH & TRADITIONS,    “WORTH CONSIDERING   06/12/20    From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture    (Found in my computer this morning from Texas.)
“…The very day I call for help, the tide of battle turns. My enemies flee! This one thing I know: God is for me!…”  (Psalm 56:9, TLB)

A Miracle Put in Motion
You have things you’re believing for—perhaps a dream to come to pass, your health to turn around, or to meet the right person. You’ve been praying for a long time, but you don’t see anything happening. It seems like God is on vacation and as though your prayers aren’t doing any good. But what you can’t see is that God is at work behind the scenes. Don’t believe the lies that say your praying, believing, and standing in faith is a waste of time. He not only heard your prayer, but He put the miracle in motion. In today’s Scripture, the psalmist says it happens the very day you call for help. In the unseen realm, God begins to change things in your favor. Just because you don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean the answer is not on the way. The people who see breakthroughs and promises fulfilled are the people who keep praying, keep believing, and keep standing in faith.

A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that You never take vacations, that You hear every prayer and see me standing in faith. Thank You that in the unseen realm You have put a miracle in motion for me. I believe and declare that the answer is on the way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s Thoughts:
Good word, again, for today.   It is really a Good Morning Call each day that these positive messages find their way to my computer.  Of course we all realize that sowing and reaping is strongle happening in our little world as a God Law of the Universe.  The is always motion and balance seemingly in all things.  It may take time for Hally’s Comet to return but return it does.
So the real question for us is not whether GOD is on our side BUT whether we are truly on HIS?  There is so much mis-information about what GOD wants of us.  And it is very difficult to sort the Baby (God Truth) from the bath water.   Much of what we call “Church” today has nothing to do with a New Testament Church as shared in the New Testament source of all truth for us.

We are told to “Tithe” under God’s Law, which is not true.  The New Testament Believer is not under the 10% Old Testament “LAW” but under loving grace to give as per the vision and need.  [Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings. 2 Cor.9:6,    Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].  2Cor.9:7   So we find no where in the New Testament where tithing is in effect under a law.  If you personally feel to give on that basis it is all up to you and your relationship with the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus as LORD.   God is in the process of training us to be 100% for HIM in HIS great love so HE can bless us now and for eternity.  But he is not going to allow the rebellion of lucifer and Adam to infect HIS universe.
Another issue is the word Church.  We have converted it from God’s meaning into our Traditions and have made the word  ineffective.  If I google the word church it comes up with beautiful traditional buildings.   But in Strong’s Greek Meaning it is the people:  Strong’s Greek: 1577. ἐκκλησία (ekklésia) — an assembly … assembly, church. From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) — assembly,   Not one word meaning the building.  It was the gathering of the people, two or more.  The Early Church was a forum of interactive people, most likely facing each other in order to be effective as per 1 Cor.14: (Should read whole chapter) 26-33.  I will stop at 33 or will get in trouble otherwise….  But notice in Paul’s understanding of Church it is not a Theater or tradition but an interactive assembly where the fruit, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit are free to be expressed through the Holy Spirit.  It is the Holy Spirit who provides the “bulletin” and no one is really sure what is going to happen at any gathering only that Christ Jesus will be there in the gathering as in the Holy Spirit.   Not one word in the whole New Testament about building anything or collecting funds for a building.   Any gifts and offerings were used for evangelism and to help the poor.  When a building is built then the gathering or assemble become concerned about the care of the building.  Sure a building is more comfortable.  But it is difficult to find a building built for GOD being effective for GOD.   One Saturday evening I was responsible for setting all of the chairs in place.  So I elected to place them all (over 200) in a U rather than traditional theater church style seating where you can not see anyone’s face.  You can only see the back of heads… Next morning, all was changed back to Theater.  Theater is safe, keeps everyone quiet.  The show much go on without interruption but there is little or no POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT who is much needed to draw everyone unto Christ Jesus as LORD.  Paul gave a prophesy about our time,  1 Tim.3, It is happening today.  And there are many other traditions that have crept into our gatherings to learn to serve Jesus.

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

There is but one apostolic and universal Church of Christ Jesus for all eternity,
And all who Truly Love, Honor and Obey HIM as LORD are members.

News in Brief:
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled it plans years of extraordinary support for an economy facing a torturous slog back from the coronavirus pandemic, with policymakers projecting the economy to shrink 6.5% in 2020 and the unemployment rate to be 9.3% at year’s end.  The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced that it will keep its interest rate target near zero.   I bet you’re tired (of all this) today. You are overworked, overstressed, overwhelmed … DONE! Be encouraged! Just when you think you can’t run any further, you can! C’mon! Press through and press on for the great prize! God is with us, strengthening our feeble knees and moving us in the right direction!!   Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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