“And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse,
which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you, 2 and return to the Lord your God, you and your children, and obey his voice in all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.
4 If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there he will take you.
5 And the Lord your God will bring you into the land that your fathers possessed, that you may possess it. And he will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers. 6 And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
7 And the Lord your God will put all these curses on your foes and enemies who persecuted you. 8 And you shall again obey the voice of the Lord and keep all his commandments that I command you today.
9 The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground.
For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you,
as he took delight in your fathers, 10 when you obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
11 “For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’
14 But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.
If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules,then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
17 But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish.
You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse.
Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,
loving the Lord your God,
obeying his voice and holding fast to him,
for he is your life and length of days,
that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers,
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob,
to give them.”
The Power of God.
He is enlightening us in order to know hope.
God has placed all things under His feet.
His incomparably great power for us who believe. +
How to obtain His blessing - mercy sown. Keep praying for all you know to be kept in this blessing. The Lord's Face shines on mercy bestowed and graciousness. The Lord turns His face to those who give earnest peace.
Sinners. Jesus chose Brothers who made mistakes and bothered Him. Jesus sometimes told His Brothers to wait and sit outside. Jesus knew something about His Brothers and He expected their best to shine forth in time.
And Jesus left no doubt as to where He was going. Thank God.
Father God blessed all of those Jesus forgave with forgiveness.
Peace arrived. The Brothers of Jesus wrote of Love. The disciples of God wrote of Love. Blessings arrived and arrived. Love earnestly. Love genuinely. Be patient. Love again.
Jesus worked through Blessing and Curses to die for us on a tree - cursed.
Can both fresh water and bitter water flow from the same spring?
Blessing and curses...
“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?"
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 6“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.
I read the post article from Norman Vincent Poole several days ago on giving up on begging God for the solution to prayers hammered and yammered on to God about. So one of my long time prayers refused to yield good news. Instead of being false or cheery, I took off my shoes, stood before Father God and did the praise. I said maybe you have a good reason for saying No to what I can't bring forth. Maybe this is good news. Maybe you have a good reason for saying 'No' Father God. And as I prayed praise to the Lord Father God from Psalm 145, my heart felt better. I had lived in difficult circumstances before.
And as I said thank you, Good News came in. God wants to be thought of first and trusted.
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
Cora Ten Boom and the fleas.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
And this is also saying that God's Purpose triumphs all works. This is in His Good Hands.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
What is give to us as new creations of Christ Jesus - is today. His Mercies renew. We can make new attitudes. This is what we are building on tomorrow. Jesus told the son of the widow of Nain, "Rise up."
"I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here!"
We will not give up on Life. We will continue to pray for those who are ill. We will not give up on Words of Life.
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. We have done grace and patience before, and we can believe that character is formed and strength. Help will arrive.
Calling to Jesus Christ, asking Him to pray with us - with Him - let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Lately when words fail me, I sing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus over the people I pray for completely silently when I wake up. This is cheering me up a lot. Like David, I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.
God is going to find me, I will be the sheep He finds and holds to Him.
I believe this for myself, the ones I love, my communities, my Church, my nation. I believe this for all the people holding on to Jesus Christ with Faith.
Jesus is Lord. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †