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2022 Christian Random Thoughts - It’s All About Trust in Jesus

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
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Happy and Blessed 2022 Everyone. It is our time to trust in God all the more. Allowing Him to show Himself strong in our hearts and our lives. God is with us; surely He is with us. He gave us Jesus to prove it. Sealed in His heart, each of us are…forever. Let us thank Him for so great a beautiful gift of His love.

Thank you, Dear Holy Father, in the Precious Holy Name of Jesus, Amen and Amen,

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Devotional
The Sabbath Must Be Entered
Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Those of you who live near or work with Orthodox Jews are aware of something that happens every week.

Every week on Friday, a few hours before sunset, Orthodox Jews begin rushing around, going home early, preparing, doing last minute shopping, doing all their last preparations, then rushing to their homes before sundown.

The Sabbath doesn't just come as do other days of the week. It is written in the fourth chapter of Hebrews that God's people must also enter the Shabbat and we must labor to enter it.

For us in Messiah, the peace of the Shabbat is every day. But it doesn't just come to us. We must enter it.

You can have peace and joy and blessings every day of your week. But don't expect it to just show up one day at your door. Choose to enter into the presence of God every day of your life.

Spend time entering. Practice entering. Get good at entering. And you can dwell in the Shabbat every day of your life. In other words, every day of your life can be like a weekend. Let it start today. Shabbat Shalom.

From Message #872 - The Shabbat Secrets
Scripture: Isaiah 56:6-8

Hope of the World - Daily Sapphires, Vitamins for your Sprit (gothamweb.net)

TODAY'S MISSION - Learn the secret of entering into Messiah's Sabbath, the Lord's deep peace and shalom - set time aside for Him and seek His peace and joy.
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
“The Shell of You”

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Messiah said you must be born again.

One of the symbols of being born again is the butterfly because in nature, it goes through the first part of its life crawling - as a caterpillar. And then it becomes a heavenly creature - a beautiful symbol - the butterfly.

But in between the worm stage and the butterfly stage is the stage called the chrysalis. The caterpillar wraps itself around; it becomes entombed in this shell that has the shape of the caterpillar. But inside that shape of the caterpillar something's happening; it's metamorphosis. It's a heavenly creature being born.

It's the same with you. You're born again. But you find yourself with the old ways; the old lusts sometimes come up. That's the chrysalis; that's the shell. It's not you anymore. It's the outer man. The outer wasn't born again.

The new you is the inner man. It says, "live in the inner man." And what does the butterfly do to become a butterfly? It breaks open the old shell.

So break open the old habits, the old thoughts, with the power of God, with the spirit of God which is new in the inner man. Break the shell.

From Message #903 - The Chrysalis
Scripture: Ephesians 3:16

TODAY'S MISSION - Pray and ask God for strength, for help to break out of the old you, and live in the new by His spirit in the inner man, and start breaking out of the shell.

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Thursday, January 6, 2022

 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
The Evidence of The True Pentecostals

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Friday, January 7, 2022

Many believers speak about Pentecost and what it is to be Pentecostal, or what it is to be spirit-filled; gifts of tongues, prophesies and miracles.

All these things are in the Bible, but it's missing the point.

Pentecost or Shavuot in Hebrew produced this result 2,000 years ago, "And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostle's teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

Shavuot or Pentecost was not just a day or an event or even an experience; it was reality. The long-lasting Pentecostal result was the change of daily life, of daily routine.

A true Spirit-filled life is one that affects your daily routine. The occasional highs don't do it - it's godliness in your daily routine that will move the greatest mountains.

If you want to really flow in the Spirit - start letting the Spirit change your real life, your real everyday routine, from your waking up to your going to bed.

Get into godly habits of real prayer, real communion, real learning of the Word, real love and that's the real Pentecostal result.

From Message #1129 - A Guide For The Spirit Filled
Scripture: Acts 2:17-18

TODAY'S MISSION - Start letting the Holy Spirit change your daily routine. Seek His will. Make it a habit for real prayer time and reading His word. Praise Him all through your day.

 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
Sgt. Pepper, Summer of Love, & The Ancient Prophecy

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Monday, January 10, 2022

June 7, 1967, a date in which ancient prophecy was fulfilled.

It was the year when the Beatles came out with the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The Vietnam War was in full swing and public opinion turning increasingly against it. It was into that world of flower power and anti-war protests that a prophecy spoken thousands of years before it was fulfilled.

The Jewish people, in the Six Day War, returned to the city of Jerusalem. It was the missing puzzle piece of every latter day prophecy which required the Jewish people to be in that city. While the world was going along its course with all its distractions, God fulfilled His ancient prophecy.

What does it show you?

God is real and His word is good, and if God could work through every event of 1967 to fulfill His ancient word, how much more is He working all things in your life together for good and for His good purpose.

Rejoice! For the Lord says, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans for shalom and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope."

From Message #701 - Yerushalyim: The Mystery
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11-13

TODAY'S MISSION - Watch what God is doing today in your life. Your Savior has appointed your steps ahead of you. Fulfill His will and step into His plans.

 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
Dearest Holy Father God,

I’m excited for a new year, and I want to step into it with boldness and confidence. But if I’m being honest, I’m uncertain of what the year will hold—and that can feel unsettling.

Search me, God, and refresh my heart.

Please help me surrender my expectations for this year. Transform my mind as I draw near to You.

Search me, God, and align my heart with Yours.

As I pursue the plans You have for me, let me remember what You’ve already helped me overcome.

Search me, God, and heal my heart.

Whatever this year holds, I know You hold me. Nothing is impossible for You!

Restore me, God, and make me new.

In Jesus’ name, Amen
 

blessedandfavoured

Well-Known Member
Dearest Holy Father God,

I’m excited for a new year, and I want to step into it with boldness and confidence. But if I’m being honest, I’m uncertain of what the year will hold—and that can feel unsettling.

Search me, God, and refresh my heart.

Please help me surrender my expectations for this year. Transform my mind as I draw near to You.

Search me, God, and align my heart with Yours.

As I pursue the plans You have for me, let me remember what You’ve already helped me overcome.

Search me, God, and heal my heart.

Whatever this year holds, I know You hold me. Nothing is impossible for You!

Restore me, God, and make me new.

In Jesus’ name, Amen
Amen and amen!
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
The Time of Messiah's Coming

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The rabbis have identified Daniel 9 as telling when Messiah will come.

Rabbi Moses Abraham Levi wrote, "I have examined and searched all of the Holy Scriptures but haven't found the time for Messiah's coming clearly fixed except in the words of Gabriel in the Prophet Daniel which are written in the Ninth Chapter of Daniel."

Daniel 9 says that Messiah's coming to Jerusalem. He will be cut off or killed and the temple city and sanctuary will be destroyed.

That happened in 70 A.D. Messiah had to have come before the year 70 A.D. There's only one contender - Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth.

For 2,000 years the rabbis and Jewish people have missed, seeking other messiahs and have never found their peace. The lesson is, your greatest blessing is often right in front of you.

Even as believers we seek for joy, satisfaction, acceptance, and fulfillment in people, wealth, all different things of life. Yet, the blessing is right there from God. He never will deny you His blessing if you come to Him.

Come back to the Lord, your first love. For the blessing you're waiting for has already come.

From Message #908 - The Forbidden Prophecy III
Scripture: John 3:16

TODAY'S MISSION - Take time today to come back to your first love. Love the Lord with all your heart and strength, serve Him and He will heap blessings on you.

 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
The Rejected Missionary

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Letter from missions board to an applicant:

"We received your application and we're surprised.

* You're afflicted with severe eye trouble. This is a handicap to effective ministry.
* Is it appropriate for a missionary to do part-time secular work? You're making tents on the side. * * The church in Philippi was the only church that supported you. We wonder why.
* Is it true that you have a jail record? Certain brethren report that you did time at Caesarea and were imprisoned at Rome.
* You refer to yourself as aged. Our missions policy is to only accept young applicants. We advise you to stick with tent making."

Signed, The Foreign Missions Board.”

This was to Apostle Paul. When you think about it, he was unlikely yet the greatest apostle.

You might not be a likely missionary or minister. God chooses and delights in those who aren't likely.

Have you been discouraged from doing God's will? God only chooses those who are not qualified. He doesn't call the qualified; he qualifies the called. Just answer and go. God will take care of the rest. Be willing and God will take care of making you able.


From Message #909 - The Mission People
Scripture: Philippians 4:13

TODAY'S MISSION - Go boldly into the world. Answer God's calling for you, today. You are qualified to serve Him. Be willing; you have been enabled.


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Dear Jesus, thank you for loving us so much. You gave your life to qualify our lives for and with you. We bow our hearts and thank you. In your Holy Precious Name. Amen
 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
The Voice of The Nahash

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Hebrew word for serpent or snake is nahash.
It sounds like someone is whispering, nahash, nahash. The word for snake also means the whisperer, nahash.

In the Bible, the serpent is the symbol of the enemy. The enemy is a whisperer; he works in a subtle crafty way, in secret, in the darkness.

The work of the enemy begins with a whisper. A thought comes into your mind and you're wondering, "How did that happen?" He doesn't say it out loud. He whispers a little thing, a little idea. If you go with that, the whisper becomes a sin. The whisper becomes an action; the action becomes a habit, the habit a lifestyle and the lifestyle a destiny.

How do you fight the enemy?

You fight him when that thing is just a notion, a whisper or a temptation. That thing comes in, that whisper of anger, that whisper of lust, that whisper of doing what you know is wrong, you fight it.

Drown it out when you hear that little word of temptation. Speak the Word of God and you will drown out the whisperer.

From Message #914 - The Forked Tongue
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 10:5

TODAY'S MISSION - Today, fight sin when it's just a whisper, a thought, a notion. Drown it out at the beginning.


 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
Gravity-Free Living

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Thursday, January 13, 2022

(Note: Posted in this thread
Saturday, January 15, 2022)


Are you burdened down with problems, worries, fears, a million issues?

You think: “…if I get rid of the problems I'll get rid of the burdens.”

——— No.

This world has problems, but there's a secret of how to live a burden-free life. The problem isn't the problem; it's the weight, the gravity, that's the problem.

We're to be living in the heavenlies. We're not of this world. If you go into the heavenlies, that thing won't weigh anything anymore. There's no more gravity.

Get your life away from the earthly. Don't be bound by the gravity of this world. Live in the spirit. Dwell in the heavenlies. Get your eyes and mind off the problem. Get your eyes on God and refresh yourself in the heavenly places.

Rejoice in heavenly treasures and you'll find yourself free from the gravity of the world. You might have the problem but it won't weigh anything anymore.

He said, "My yoke is easy, my burden is light."

Dwell with the Lord in the heavenlies and your burdens will become light. It all begins when you begin to dwell in the heavenly places and away from gravity.

From Message #911 - Leaving Gravity
Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30

TODAY'S MISSION - Stay continually today in the Lord's presence. Dwell with your Saviour and rejoice you are no longer weighed down.

 

Shimmie

"God is the Only Truth -- Period"
Staff member
The Bread of Extra

Rabbi Jonathan Kahn
Monday, January 17, 2022

You might be saying you don't have enough. I don't have enough in my life: I don't have enough money, time, and affection and never have enough anything. You have a lot of lack and you sometimes complain; you're not satisfied.

What does the Bible say?

The Lord's Prayer says, "Give us this day our daily bread". Do you have daily bread? Go to your kitchen; do you have bread for the day? Chances are you do; and not only that you've got more than that because you have weekly bread. You have enough for the week or even longer.

And yet the Bible says to pray just for daily bread. So if daily bread is sufficient in your life, then weekly bread is extra. Consider yourself blessed! If you've got daily bread, that's blessing itself. Many people don't have that, but you've got bread beyond the day.

Do you want to be blessed?

Start giving thanks for what you have. You got saved, you're blessed; you got daily bread, and you're blessed! You're saved from hell, you're blessed. Give thanks for all the blessings and you'll have more than enough.

From Message #495 - Our Daily Bread
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

TODAY'S MISSION - Live today in the realm of extra - take no blessing for granted but as a new and extra gift of God's love.

 
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