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Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.
See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.
Hermanos míos, no os hagáis muchos maestros, sabiendo que recibiremos mayor condenación. Porque todos ofendemos en muchas cosas. Si alguno no ofende en palabra, éste es varón perfecto, capaz también de refrenar todo el cuerpo. He aquí nosotros ponemos frenos en la boca de los caballos para que nos obedezcan, y gobernamos todo su cuerpo. Mirad también las naves; aunque tan grandes, y llevadas de impetuosos vientos, son gobernadas con un muy pequeño timón por donde quiere el que las gobierna. Así también la lengua es un miembro muy pequeño, pero se jacta de grandes cosas. He aquí, un pequeño fuego, ¡cuán grande bosque enciende! Y la lengua es un fuego, un mundo de maldad. Así es la lengua entre nuestros miembros; contamina todo el cuerpo, e inflama la rueda de la creación, y es inflamada del infierno. Porque toda naturaleza de bestias, y de aves, y de serpientes, y de seres del mar se doma, y ha sido domada por la naturaleza humana; pero ningún hombre puede domar la lengua; que es un mal sin freno, llena de veneno mortal. Con ella bendecimos al Dios y Padre; y con ella maldecimos a los hombres, que son hechos a la semejanza de Dios. De una misma boca proceden maldición y bendición. Hermanos míos, esto no debe ser así.
Great is the power of our speech. If we really consider the complete matter, God made us in His image, and God spoke all things into existence. We can build up or we can destroy with the most powerful weapon in the world…our speech.
I have been guilty of saying things I should have not, and I also have had things said to me that hurt deeply.
I call upon all who claim Jesus as Lord…think before you speak. Think before you type. If cruel words are spoken to you, think before reacting.
God bless you all.
Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Este libro de la ley nunca se apartará de tu boca, sino que de día y de noche meditarás en él, para que guardes y hagas conforme a todo lo que en él está escrito; porque entonces harás prosperar tu camino, y todo te saldrá bien. Mira que te mando que te esfuerces y seas valiente; no temas ni desmayes, porque Jehová tu Dios estará contigo dondequiera que vayas.
If we maintain studying God’s Word, as it says here in Joshua…Day and Night, we will prosper and succeed. Not necessarily as the world thinks of success, but as God determines success.
Yes, we must stand strong and be courageous. We can not be apathetic and allow satan to push us to the left and right.
May God bless you.
And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
Y sucedió que cuando Salomón terminó de decir toda esta oración y súplica al SEÑOR, se levantó de delante del altar del SEÑOR, de estar de rodillas con sus manos extendidas hacia el cielo. Y se puso de pie y bendijo a toda la asamblea de Israel en alta voz, diciendo: Bendito sea el SEÑOR, que ha dado reposo a su pueblo Israel, conforme a todo lo que prometió; ninguna palabra ha fallado de toda su buena promesa que hizo por medio de su siervo Moisés. Que el SEÑOR nuestro Dios esté con nosotros, como estuvo con nuestros padres; que no nos deje ni nos abandone, para que incline nuestro corazón hacia El, para que andemos en todos sus caminos y para que guardemos sus mandamientos, sus estatutos y sus preceptos que ordenó a nuestros padres. Y que estas palabras mías, con las que he suplicado delante del SEÑOR, estén cerca del SEÑOR nuestro Dios día y noche, para que El haga justicia a su siervo y justicia a su pueblo Israel, según las necesidades de cada día, a fin de que todos los pueblos de la tierra sepan que el SEÑOR es Dios; no hay otro. Estén, pues, vuestros corazones enteramente dedicados al SEÑOR nuestro Dios, para que andemos en sus estatutos y guardemos sus mandamientos, como en este día.
Solomon showed us here how we can come to God in a way that is pleasing to our Maker. He does hear us as long as we walk as sons and daughters of Him. We must always support God’s people Israel no matter what the world tells us. We also must always be willing to claim Him in everything. As the last 2 verses say…there is no other God, and our hearts must be right and perfect before Him. How is your heart with God?
Some of you know all the happenings in my life over the last years, and some do not. Either way, I am not going to go into full detail, but I do invite you to read Pawpaw’s Dream.
Please keep in mind that Elijah has been adopted by a family in the St Louis area, but essentially, I have no idea how he is doing. I pray often for this young boy that I love dearly.
I wish he was with me!
I know that God is protecting him!
Because I have prayed and prayed over this boy. I will keep praying and praying over him, and I know that God put him here.
Today I was looking at this recent picture I received from him. Look in his eyes…I see Saturn and Venus….and as of late, if you look into the sky at night, Saturn and Venus are visible.
Did you read Pawpaw’s dream?
Maybe you will consider me crazy, but so did the people consider many who were validated by God.
God is going to provide justice!
When the sky looks like my grandson’s eyes—Saturn and Venus aligned….JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!
Woe to those who consider this rubbish, because rubbish will be their bed. Woe to those who harm children, because fire will be on their head.
We have all had the opportunity to decide. Is Jesus your King?
Only the Father knows the return, but He has given us signs of retribution…and the alignment of Saturn and Venus will give fire and ice as only God could give.
Stay Strong in the Spirit of the Almighty One!
Colossians 1: 21-22
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.
Porque el que estima de sí que es algo, no siendo nada, á sí mismo se engaña. Así que cada uno examine su obra, y entonces tendrá gloria sólo respecto de sí mismo, y no en otro. Porque cada cual llevará su carga.
No matter what, no man or woman is better than the next. No matter where we have been, what we are doing or anything of such nature, we are all nothing. We all only have one way to Heaven because no matter what we have done, be it what we consider good or bad…none of us have, or ever can do enough good to go to Heaven. It is only God’s Grace that can take us to Heaven. It is only by the Blood of Jesus. There is only one thing we can do to get there–accept the free gift. If you have already…Praise God. If you haven’t, the time is now. It is as simple as just Thanking Jesus for dying for you, and asking Him into your life. He stands before you now waiting. Just ask.
If you aren’t sure if a brother or sister has accepted Jesus, please share it with them.
That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he. Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better? For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
El que es, ya su nombre ha sido nombrado; y se sabe que es hombre, y que no podrá contender con Aquél que es más poderoso que él. Ciertamente las muchas palabras multiplican la vanidad. ¿Qué más tiene el hombre? Porque ¿quién sabe cuál es el bien del hombre en la vida, todos los días de la vida de su vanidad, los cuales él pasa como sombra? Porque ¿quién enseñará al hombre qué será después de él debajo del sol?
With all the latest news in the world, I have been depressed. I think on these words from Solomon who had everything he possibly could want, but his soul was in anguish. The answers to Solomon’s questions are actually very simple, but we make it so difficult….JESUS. Yes, Jesus is mightier than we. Yes, Jesus is the one who knows what is good for us in this short time we spend on Earth. Yes, Jesus can, and does tell us what is better for us. Yes, it is sad that the Supreme Court ruled in favor for marriage not adorned by God, but what about all the other garbage? How many Christians are watching the unhealthiness on the television sets? How many Christians are bypassing what the Holy Spirit is telling them? I want to just simply ask:
Will God Find Even 1 Who Is Righteous?
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
No nos cansemos (No desmayemos) de hacer el bien, pues a su tiempo, si no nos cansamos, segaremos.
We see many who are doing bad getting what looks like a reward. This scripture reminds us that as long as we stand strong in Jesus and doing what is right, the reward will come. We just keep doing it no matter how we are treated or what others think. It really doesn’t matter what any human thinks, what matters is what God thinks. He sees and knows all, and we all will be rewarded according to our behavior.
In that day man will have regard for his Maker
And his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.
He will not have regard for the altars, the work of his hands,
Nor will he look to that which his fingers have made,
Even the Asherim and incense stands.
En aquel día mirará el hombre a su Hacedor, y sus ojos contemplarán al Santo de Israel.
Y no mirará a los altares que hicieron sus manos, ni mirará a lo que hicieron sus dedos, ni a las imágenes de Asera, ni a las imágenes del sol.
Oh, how I long for this day. This is scripture that provides hope and inspiration, because God said it, and it will be! Men, women and children will all bow to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in worship and praise. We will all understand that our talents are not from our works, but are gifts from God.
I must praise God that He provided me writing talent. It is only by Him and He alone. God gave and God can take away–we must give our worship and praise to Him.
Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
¿O no sabéis que todos los que hemos sido bautizados en Cristo Jesús, hemos sido bautizados en su muerte? Por tanto, hemos sido sepultados con El por medio del bautismo para muerte, a fin de que como Cristo resucitó de entre los muertos por la gloria del Padre, así también nosotros andemos en novedad de vida. Porque si hemos sido unidos a El en la semejanza de su muerte, ciertamente lo seremos también en la semejanza de su resurrección, sabiendo esto, que nuestro viejo hombre fue crucificado con El , para que nuestro cuerpo de pecado fuera destruido, a fin de que ya no seamos esclavos del pecado;
We are not dead…we are alive because Jesus is alive. So why do some of us live as though we are dead? Sin doesn’t live with or in us, and sin is death. Be renewed today. Ask Jesus for that renewal and be prepared to live.
So the Twelve called the whole group of disciples together and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect messages from God in order to wait on tables. Therefore, brothers, appoint seven men among you who have a good reputation, who are full of the Spirit and wisdom, and we’ll put them in charge of this work. Then we’ll devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Así que, los doce convocaron la multitud de los discípulos, y dijeron: No es justo que nosotros dejemos la palabra de Dios, y sirvamos á las mesas. Buscad pues, hermanos, siete varones de vosotros de buen testimonio, llenos de Espíritu Santo y de sabiduría, los cuales pongamos en esta obra. Y nosotros persistiremos en la oración, y en el ministerio de la palabra.
God calls us all to many ministries. As the Word says in the last sentence, we too must devout ourselves to prayer and ministry. Even though I have many things going on, I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to post this morning. That small voice said to just open my Bible and the Word would come. Yes, when I read this scripture again, I completely understand. We have a Powerful and Amazing God. Praise Jesus!