ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,   John 3:15

KNOWN & UNKNOWN,  “WORTH CONSIDERING”   2/12/20    by Ken<><

Today’s Scripture (Across my desk yesterday.)
“…Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?”  (John 9:2, NLT)

Stop Looking to Blame
In today’s Scripture, some people asked Jesus whose fault it was that this man was born blind. They were looking for somebody to blame. Some reason, some excuse. Jesus said, “It’s nobody’s fault. The reason he was born this way was so that the goodness of God could be displayed.”

When something unfair happens, don’t get stuck looking for a reason, trying to find someone or something to blame. All that blaming is going to do is give you a reason to feel sorry for yourself. You’re not going to understand why everything happens. Nothing that’s happened to you is a surprise to God. He sees every wrong that’s been done to you and every disadvantage, and He is a God of justice. If you stay in faith, it won’t work against you, it will work for you. God will use it to show out in your life. He’ll take what was meant for your harm and use it to your advantage.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the abundance of Your goodness in my life. Thank You that nothing that’s happened to me is a surprise to You. Whatever I go through that might harm me, I know You will use to my advantage. I declare that You are a God of justice. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
Even GOD knew how lucifer would turn out when given free will, but it also made Michael and Gabriel solid with 2/3rd of the angels of heaven to help us who were all still only in the mind mind of God.  The creation of good and evil always goes back to GOD as the only source of all creation.  But our Creator God knew that in order to make us in HIS IMAGE & LIKENESS that there would need to be a time set aside for us to learn how to use our free will.  So like a Gym He had to also provide the weights and resistance for our spiritual growth.  And that lucifer in his choice of lies, pride and rebellion could provide for the resistance needed.  So in fact the negative also works for the ultimate Glory of God.  As you know, a gym can either kill you or make you stronger.  And life can send you to hell or with the right choices make you part of the family of God.  Free will is absolutely essential in the mix as without free will love can not exist, as love is a decision.  It is not like trust, trust is a learned relationship.  It took the Church a long, long time to learn to trust Apostle Paul and to confirm his ministry as an apostle to the Jews and Gentiles as Christ Jesus, The Word of God,  had already shared with Paul in his conversion, empowering & sanctification. 

So with the blind man, lucifer was/is still responsible for him being blind.  In some way lucifer had messed up his ability to see so that he was born not able see the light.  But Jesus, because of His obedience was anointed with power to reverse that curse and the Glory of God was seen by all who knew the man.  And that God’s Glory and Grace is still with us today by faith as we read our Bible.  That it happened, YES.  That we can, as the Body of Christ, learn to do the same, YES!!!   In fact we are strongly urged to lean together in unity to do all the things that Jesus did and more.  The problem is that we have such little heart faith and so many divisions that it seems that most would rather have divisions than to use the time  in finding the unity as per John 17:20-26.  In Eph.4:11-16 Apostle Paul lays out the plan of how it all works and very clearly.   As Paul wrote to us,  we must learn to be living stones and be fitly joined with others until the world can see Jesus alive and well and healing and setting folks free just as He did when here with us.  Our Creator God, became man so that He could personally and quickly show us very clearly how God wanted us to live and how real faith works.

Of course all of this was already in the planning before the world was created and known that Jesus would come and be born as the 2nd Son of God to restore what Adam #1, GOD’S Son,  had lost through rebellion, disobedience and pride.  So now the door has been opened for us to change our citizenship from Adam to Jesus if we would rather walk in the LIGHT than with Adam’s darkness.  If we do, then we will go through repentance and faith in Christ Jesus as LORD. (Rom.10:9-10) and begin our journey towards living with God, Rev.20.  The road is straight and narrow and for must of us it will be a bit bumpy like Christian in : “Pilgrims Progress.”  Written by John Bunyan long ago.

In obedience to our LORD we should be careful to not enter the room called  “Agree to Disagree.”   God’s word instructs us, all of us, to know HIS WORD and to help others to be saved from the WRATH to come because of the world’s rejection of GOD’S provided salvation in Christ Jesus as the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.  That in Love we should consume HIS Truth and then share that Truth in Love & Unity.  The primary source of Truth in this world in the Bible.  You may find Truth scattered all over but the problem is, how much arsenic does it contain? Arsenic is a strange poison, You can survive with a small amount of it but eventually the build up, if not found, will surly kill you.   The lies of sin are like that…  You might get along fine with ingesting only a few but in the end they take you so far from God and sometimes to make it impossible to return  . Heb.6 shares this truth with us.  “ [These are all important matters in which you should have been proficient long ago.] 3 And we will do this [that is, proceed to maturity], if God permits. 4 For [it is impossible to restore to repentance] those who have once been enlightened [spiritually] and who have [a] tasted and consciously experienced the heavenly gift and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted and consciously experienced the good word of God and the powers of the age (world) to come, 6 [b] and then have fallen away—it is impossible to bring them back again to repentance, since they again nail the Son of God on the cross [for as far as they are concerned, they are treating the death of Christ as if they were not saved by it ], and are holding Him up again to public disgrace. 7 For soil that drinks the rain which often falls on it and produces crops useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it persistently produces thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.  Heb.6:2b-8.. AMP

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

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus and all
who truly Love and Obey Him are members.

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