ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God and me…     John 3:16-18,   Rom. 10-9-14

FORGIVENESS,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”   4/13/20   From Ken<>< 

Today’s Scripture     (Across my emails this morning)
“…The accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.”   Revelation 12:10, NKJV)

Turn Off the Accusing Voices
The enemy will remind you of everything you’ve ever done wrong. It’s easy to live in regret, thinking about what you did or didn’t do. Don’t go through life looking in your rearview mirror, being down on yourself, living in regret. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can do something about your future. The moment you asked God to forgive you, He forgave you. Why don’t you forgive yourself and empty out all the guilt? Turn off the accusing voices that try to deceive you into living with condemnation.

None of us deserve to be blessed. We deserve judgment. This is what God’s mercy is all about. That’s why it’s called “the good news.” Your sins have already been paid for and forgiven. You don’t have to pay God back. When the accuser says, “You blew it again!” just answer, “I’m not perfect, but I’m forgiven, and I’m moving forward.” Don’t let guilt poison your future.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, and that includes me. Thank You that the enemy has no power over my life. I declare that I’m not perfect, but I am forgiven, and I’m moving forward in victory. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
This is a very very important message today.  If we don’t absolutely cut off the past junk and sins we have committed and do the same for everyone else.  That mass of do do will keep you forever in a sea of depression.   Jesus expressly came to give us God’s Truth and that HIS truth would set us absolutely free.  Not a freedom to continue in sin.  But a freedom to enjoy the victorious presence of God in our lives to make us want to do everything to please HIM.  When we believe from our heart HIS precious promised we are able to absorb HIS Divine Nature and to become like HIM.  We also see the trip wires attached to bad stuff before we trigger them.  We can learn to walk in the Holy Spirit as Jesus did.  The most joy I know is to be blessed by God when I get to do something right.  HIS gentle reassuring pat on my head is the best ever.   Of course during the learning process if we do make a mistake, we can quickly repent and HE picks us up again and dusts us off and sits our feet on the rock and encourages us to again go for it.  Sowing and Reaping may still happen to remind us not to do that again.  My father, every Christmas, during the great depression found a way to buy at least one toy that would challenge me to grow.  Play Dough, Erector Sets, Lincoln logs, chess/checkers, Monopoly, Chemistry, Photography and I feel that our Heavenly Father also does the same to help us grow spiritually.  HE takes us from what ever pit that we are stuck in, cleanse us,  and has the Holy Sprit start the process of making us like Jesus.  Of course HE will never violate our free will and we can bail at any time.  And that our own our free will, misguided, can get us into a world of hurt.  So we quickly learn to stay close to HIS truth in doctrine and to obey the Holy Spirit.  And that this world is only temporal for testing, we are just passing through.

SEVEN (7) Greek words for love.
    Eros: romantic, passionate love. …
    Philia: intimate, authentic friendship. …
    Ludus: playful, flirtatious love. …
    Storge: unconditional, familial love. …
    Philautia: self-love. …
    Pragma: committed, companionate love. …
    Agápe: empathetic, universal love.

Agape is universal love, such as the love for strangers, nature, or God. Unlike storge, it does not depend on filiation or familiarity. Also called charity by Christian thinkers, agape can be said to encompass the modern concept of altruism, defined as unselfish concern for the welfare of others.  Long Ago the Holy Spirit shared with me HIS definition:  “Love (agape) is the highest good for the other person regardless of personal cost.”   Agape (Ancient Greek ἀγάπη, agapē) is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”.

We see Agape Love in Christ Jesus in His willingness to die the most painful of deaths for our salvation.  And He could have chosen to avoid it but did it anyway for the glory that was set before HIM of what it would do for us.  And the scriptures mention that the goodness of God helps us to repent.  To turn from the lusts of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of this world and to ingest Christ Jesus as our ideal and our LORD (boss) (master),     

From Worthy Brief
Remember in the Garden of Gethsemane that all the disciples had fled in terror because of their connection with Yeshua. Yet not much later they experienced an astounding transformation which empowered them to preach the gospel fearlessly and face all kinds of suffering and martyrdom. What inspired this transformation? The resurrection… the living, breathing Lord who appeared to them in a glorious resurrected body. No longer were they concerned about this life, having experienced the reality that death’s power had been absolutely overcome and there was nothing remaining in this world to threaten or shake their complete confidence in eternal life.   The letter of James identifies believers in Jesus as “a kind of firstfruits of all He created”; [James 1:18]. Through our faith In the Lord’s resurrection, we have received His Holy Spirit and gained His resurrection life and power. It is a power over the fear of death, an overcoming power which enables us to endure and triumph over every kind of threat, problem, affliction, every trial or test involving suffering, pain, even the greatest anguish this life can bring. It’s the same power that filled the Lord’s disciples and transformed them from terrified men into fearless witnesses.  We are no longer bound by the circumstances of our lives – but, as “firstfruits” who share in the resurrection life of our Lord, are empowered to endure, be transformed by, and ultimately overcome everything we face. Paul exults in this wondrous triumph, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” And then he offers this exhortation, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”  

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

Attached:   “The Return of the King”  The return of Christ Jesus as promised may not be too far off as the Jews are back in the land and the powers of the NWO are lining up as per prophesy to destroy them.  And this virus may be what Jesus was telling us about in HIS prophesy concerning pestilence.   Matt.24,  Mark 13,  Luke 21

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