ALOHA SAINTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  John 3:16


Today’s Scripture    (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles… No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest.
(2 Chronicles 14:3, 6, NIV)
Rest from Your Enemies
King Asa of Judah inherited a kingdom that was filled with idolatry. His father had passed down compromise, mediocrity, and dysfunction. But Asa understood that just because something negative is passed down doesn’t mean you have to continue it and let it limit your life. He smashed the pagan shrines and altars, and because of it, the Lord gave him rest from his enemies.

If you want rest from that bad attitude, that addiction, or that low self-esteem that most likely was passed down to you, you have get rid of it. Be an Asa and say, “I’m not going to let this anger rule my life. I’m going to pull that stronghold down and smash it. I’m not going to put up with this anxiety and insecurity. I’m removing these limitations. I’m living in peace. I’m going to enjoy my life.” When you make a decision that enough is enough, God will begin to give rest from your enemies.
A Prayer For Today
“Father, thank You that I don’t have to be defined by the past, by what was passed down to me or the mistakes I’ve made. Thank You that I can take a stand and remove anything that is holding me back. I will be the difference maker and break the chains. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts:
Thank God!!!  That our Creator gives each one of us the same opportunity for Truth & Freedom in Christ Jesus.  That He is honor bound to send the truth to every soul who asks, seeks and knocks to find it.  That everywhere on planet earth the signs of HIS hand in creation is visible.  Apostle Paul shares with us this very same thought.  Rom. 1:19-23 

19 because that which is known about God is evident within them [in their inner consciousness], for God made it evident to them. 20 For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. 21 For even though [a] they knew God [as the Creator], they did not [b] honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasoning, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for [c] an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles.

We all seem to know, down deep, that this world and a life time in this world is not all that there is.  Every religion in the world, true or false, has an awareness of that this is not the end of it.  Even the position of an atheist is not tenable as you must know all there is to know to be able to be absolutely sure that God does not exist.  Of course from the Christian perspective using the Holy Bible it is slam dunk that we are an eternal living soul and it is only a matter of our decision as to our placement for eternity.   That Earth life is simple a beginning for eternity and the world that we live in is like a time of testing or decision.   A Gymnasium if you will that will either make us spiritually strong in the family of God or usurer us out into eternal darkness where it is total void.   God is not going to allow what we have done to earth to exist in HIS eternity.  His essence is LOVE and out of that love comes our creation with a free will.  We make the decision for where we want to spend eternity.  It will be out of our own words and actions that judgment will come home to us.   A Christian point of view,  we are now living in a 7,000 year unique capsule of time that will be over in about another 1,000 years of time for of testing of souls.  And then the Creator will make a new heaven and earth where only righteousness prevails.  And we have all been invited.  But we have much to learn here as to how to live in that kind of righteousness in the presence of the Creator.  So the test is what do we do with Jesus.  Do we center in HIM,   or do we center in ourselves.   Who is boss, God or me.  Do I do what HE wants or do I do what I want.   And how to I know the difference?  In the 1st 2,000 years God dealt with the world in power, then for 2,000 in Law, now 2,000 in Grace and the last 1,000 in Peace.   And it has all been written down for us to study and for all of that there will be only a few who make it.   Will you be one of the few?

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

There is but one Church of Christ Jesus as LORD
All who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are members

Worthy Brief <;     We are now at a “Nivevah” moment in history … a great divide focused on the issue of freedom. Will true and lasting repentance preserve our freedom in the West to preach the Gospel unhindered in the years ahead? Or will darkness and tyranny overtake us forcing the battle for revival to continue in a context of governmental opposition or even captivity?     Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019, and some incidents of violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19, war-zone deployments, national disasters, and civil unrest.    The pastor of a house church in China’s southern Fujian province was summoned to appear in court earlier this month because he and his wife have chosen to home-school their children, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. According to ICC, the Chinese government is not only continuing its crack-down on churches but is now also impeding parents from home-schooling their children.      Writing to the mayor of San Francisco about his COVID-19 policies, the Department of Justice (DoJ) said on September 25 that it is “draconian” to allow only one congregant at a time in house of worship, while “allowing multiple patrons in other indoor settings including gyms, tattoo parlors, hair salons, massage studios, and daycares,” the Christian Post reports.

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