ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God and me,   John 2:16-18

VISION  OF  GOD,    “WORTH CONSIDERING”    4/23/20    From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture   (In my emails this morning from Texas.)
“…Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other…”  (Genesis 37:19, NIV)

Protect Your Dream
As a young man, God gave Joseph a dream that one day his parents and his brothers would bow down before him. Joseph should have used more wisdom and not told them about his dream. Some people can’t handle what God has put inside you. They won’t celebrate you; rather, as Joseph’s brothers did, they’ll get jealous of you and start finding fault.

When you have a dream, you’re going to have some detractors. Sometimes the people closest to you will be the least supportive. When you believe that you can overcome an illness, pay off your house, or be successful in spite of past mistakes, some people will become jealous and try to make you look bad or try to talk you out of it. Don’t try to prove who you are or convince them to believe in you. You don’t need their approval. You have Almighty God’s approval. You wouldn’t have that opposition if you didn’t have something great in you.

A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You’ve put my dream in my heart. Help me to remember that doesn’t mean it’s going to come to pass without opposition, delays, and adversaries. I believe that I am moving forward with Your approval, and that’s all I need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
The scripture quickly comes to mind: “Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained;  But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God].  Prov. 39:18,  
In the original purpose (vision) of God as found concerning you and me we find these thoughts, “Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Word, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” Gen. 1:27   So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.  And seems to me what God envisions must eventually come to pass.  We also find this same vision with Christ Jesus in Hebrews: “[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].” Heb.12:2

And were the rubber meats the road we see that in God’s Vision    That it is in accepting God’s vision and great promises as heart valid that we begin to walk out HIS vision for us.  Paul confirms this in a letter, “Therefore, since we have these [great and wonderful] promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, completing holiness [living a consecrated life—a life set apart for God’s purpose] in the fear of God.” 2 Cor. 7:1

Peter shares it this way: “For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises [of inexpressible value], so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature 2 Peter 1:4 and further: “For this very reason, applying your diligence [to the divine promises, make every effort] in [exercising] your faith to, develop moral excellence, and in moral excellence, knowledge (insight, understanding),

But if we do not take the time to really find and consider the promises of God, how can we find the faith to walk them out.  If we make life in this world more important than the Truth of God’s Kingdom then where will we place our time and energy.

So of the promises that make my spiritual clock tick are as follows:
God has and will provide everything that I need to become like HIM if I want to go for it.  That I can have here now every thing that was given to Christ Jesus to have an overcoming victory if I will only have heart faith for it.  Head faith only has hope, heart faith is to know without doubt.

That my Creator God has a vision of helping  me, through Christ Jesus become like HIM and be family.  And I need to find others of the same debt of heart faith and join with them to become like HIM, Eph.4:11-16.

That like Christ Jesus my Kingdom in Christ Jesus and HIS church is not of this world.  That HIS Kingdom is real and eternal and this world it temporary, John 12:24-26

And that God’s Truth in Christ Jesus will cause many, even family members to be divided and rupture relationships.  Especially as God’s light gets brighter and the darkness gets darker.  Souls who love the darkness of this world, like Cain, will try to extinguish the light if at all possible.

In John 17, John records this one only prayer in our New Testament.  The prayers if for our UNITY.   One of the verses (22) in the Prayer was very enlightening for me:   20 “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message, 21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me. 22 I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected and completed into one, so that the world may know [without any doubt] that You sent Me, and [that You] have loved them, just as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given to Me [as Your gift to Me], may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

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

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