Morning Meditation: Psalm 16:11

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You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalms 16:11 NLT

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Morning Meditation: Acts of the Apostles 4:12

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There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Acts of the Apostles 4:12 NLT

Morning Meditation: Psalms 1:1

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Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.-Psalms 1:1 KJV

Morning Meditation: Proverbs 24:5

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A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.-Proverbs 24:5 KJV

Revealing The Truth about The Book of Lamentations by Denise N. Fyffe

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The Book of Lamentations

1 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!

2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies.

3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits. – Lamentations 1:1-3 KJV

…And so is the experience of Israel and Judah throughout the book of Lamentations.

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If you would like to conjure a healthy fear of God, read the book of Lamentations. If you want to know what are some of the most extreme consequences of disobeying God, read Lamentations. If you want to have a full understanding of how harshly God dealt with, even His own, Israel … read the book of Lamentations.

As I read the scriptures, more and more I was reassured that this was the story of the black race. I can almost envision it myself.

The anger of God is like a never-ending volcano. It destroys everything in its path.

Lamentations appears with the series of books known as the minor prophets. Israel experiences so much persecution it’s a wonder that they are not extinct.

As the writer laments in verse five,


Five chapters seems like 5 to 50 generations of devastating ingredients persecution and comeuppance.

Jehovah was vexed.

Mercy was absent.

Goodness was absent.

Peace was a distant memory.

Where are we now in the grand scheme of this devastating judgement … unfolding?

Unfortunately, we are repeating the same ago old mistakes and living through some of the greatest devastation every known to man, globally.

In every corner of the earth, there are legions of pestilence slithering through the land.

It is all a sign of the times, but just a part of the age old equation of sin.

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About the writer:
Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, for more than six years and enjoys volunteering as a Counselor. She is a freelance writer for online publications such as Revealing the Christian Life, Jamaica Rose, Entertainment Trail, My Trending Stories among others.

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Revealing The Truth About What Is My Calling In Life

The Life of a 21st Century Prophet
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When I ask the question, what is my calling in life, the response that immediately comes is “to help people.”

I believe that God’s purpose for my life is to help others; to help those who already accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour to understand him more, through revelations.

Wow, that all just came out as I wrote it. Thank you Holy Spirit.

I have been asking God, what is it you want for me to do? What is your purpose for my life? Why was I placed on this earth?

I believe that my life is about helping other people and revealing our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and Abba Father in our daily existence. This does mean that I have to disclose my personal experiences and over the years, I have certainly done this.

I encourage you to align yourself with the Holy Spirit. Learn to journey with Him close in your heart.

How to develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit?

Acknowledge His presence, always.

Submit to Him.

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. – Isaiah 11:2 KJV

Speak with the Holy Spirit.

Ask Him to guide you.

Listen to the Holy Spirit.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. – Revelation 2:29 KJV

Heed His instructions.

Ask Him to go ahead of you, to protect you and to prepare your way.

While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. – Acts 10:19 KJV

Turn to the Holy Spirit in times of distress.

Be grateful, thank Him.

Be mindful of the Holy Spirit.

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. – Ephesians 4:30 KJV

The Christian Life

Anyone that says “being a Christian is easy, ” is lying. That is why Jesus Christ sent the Comforter to guide us through this new life as new creatures. Old things are passed away, and behold all things are made new. That also includes the types of trials and contemplations we will have.

We cannot fulfil God’s purpose or calling for our life without the Holy Spirit.

He is the one that relays God’s direction.

He is the one whose presence is always in and with us.

He is the Teacher; a very patient one.

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. – 1 Corinthians 2:13 KJV

So remember, if you are curious to learn, what is my calling in life, ask the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is that spiritual motherly influence.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. – Romans 8:16 KJV

Think on these things 😉

Revealing the Truth about Jonah 1 – 4 by Denise N. Fyffe

Revealing the Truth about Jonah 1 - 4
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Repentance Follows a God sent Prophet

The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord . He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish.-Jonah 1:1‭-‬3 NLT.

Disobedience and Correction

Jonah is an example of an unwilling prophet. His story shows us the classic example of God using someone who is initially unwilling, but is still used to fulfill God’s purpose.

After going through a storm, being thrown off of a ship and being swallowed by a whale Jonah then relented to God. Sometimes it takes great correction and trials from God, to bring us back on the path that we are meant to be on.

When I read the scriptures further, something stood out. The seamen were religious men. They might not have believed in Yahweh, but they believed that there was a God and turned their hearts and lives to Him when He demonstrated his power.

Revealing the Truth about Jonah 1 - 4

As for Jonah, I could see him sulking, as some of us often do when doing something is not for our benefit. I also could see him being thrown off the ship, sinking to the depths, gasping for breath and then being swallowed by what must have seemed to be a mountain. Only God could cause an animal that big, which likely did not eat flesh, to swallow a human being.

Imagine being in the esophagus and stomach of a living animal. Water would be everywhere. How then did Jonah survive?

With God’s help!

God would have altered the natural workings of the whale, to protect Jonah and keep him alive while he was in the whale’s stomach. That is how powerful our God is, because Jonah was not digested those three days.

After being spewed out on the beach, Jonah received his second chance and you can see that He didn’t hesitate. If it were me, I would be scared out of my mind.

Immediately, he proclaimed the Word of God.

Repentance

Jonah was a God sent prophet. Therefore, God not only made way for him, but the hearts of the people were open and ready to heed God’s warning.

The sailors were in the right placed at the right time, to be saved. Though they lost some cargo, they gained their soul. These were good men. Men who did not want to be guilty of murder when they threw Jonah overboard, so they did everything else first. That is why God allowed Jonah to divert, not only to correct him in such a way; but for God to be glorified and these men to also learn about and worship God.

In addition, a nation of 120,000 people were saved. When God sends you somewhere, it means that it is the ordained time and season for you to carry out that specific work. Any later and the people of Nineveh might have rejected the warning and God would have to destroy them.

Stubborn Anger

Anger is a rotten, poisonous root that will corrupt even the most saintly of men. The prophet was at risk of being corrupted and God had to use a plant and a worm to teach Jonah a lesson, again. A more subtle approach. For anger, on the flip side, can corrupt subtly; if one is unaware.

The book of Jonah, allows us to see a great demonstration of God’s power. It allows us to see that He is also a master strategist and will move heaven and earth, and everything in it to save his children.

Selah.

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Revealing the truth about Deuteronomy 15 by Denise N. Fyffe

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Revealing the Truth About Deuteronomy 15

Release for Debtors

1 At the end of every seventh year you must cancel the debts of everyone who owes you money.

2 This is how it must be done. Everyone must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Israelites. They must not demand payment from their neighbors or relatives, for the lord’s time of release has arrived.

3 This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Israelites—not to the foreigners living among you.

4 There should be no poor among you, for the lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.

5 You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the lord your God that I am giving you today.

6 The lord your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. You will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.
7 But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.

8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

9 Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the lord, you will be considered guilty of sin.

10 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

11 There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.”Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Jamaica’s Road Map for release from Poverty

This is what the Lord revealed to me:

Deuteronomy 15 was a command given by God to the Israelites; it is also a list of key principles which can help to stave off poverty.

Jamaica, as well as many other third world nations are intimately familiar with poverty. Partly because we have long walked away from the practices that have served our forefathers. Mind you, black people on this side of the hemisphere have had their inheritance and cultural practices stolen from them. How could we then remember what we didn’t get to experience, because of slavery?

It is also important to remember that there are many Jamaicans who are actually black Jews. But this truth is from hidden us, but no more.

Road Map

So then, it is for us to search out the words of Yeshua, find for ourselves those principles and adapt them into our daily lives. Here is Deuteronomy 15 reinterpreted for Jamaica.

1 At the end of every seventh year Jamaicans must cancel the debts of everyone who owes them money.

2 This is how it must be done. Everyone must cancel the loans they have made to their fellow Jamaicans. They must not demand payment from their Jamaican neighbors or relatives, for the Lord’s time of release has arrived.-Deuteronomy 15:1-2

If Jamaican lending institutions and individuals adapted this practice, among ourselves, poverty would ultimately be eliminated.

Consumer debt

Debt is a big problem globally. In the United States consumer debt has grown at an annual rate of 4.1 percent. The country’s debt is currently around $2.6 trillion, or $11,000 per adult.

3 This release from debt, however, applies only to your fellow Jamaicans—not to the foreigners living among you.

4 There should be no poor among you in Jamaica, for the lord your God will greatly bless you in the land he is giving you as a special possession.

5 You will receive this blessing if you are careful to obey all the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today.

6 The lord your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. Jamaica will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.

Credit card debt and loans

One of the main contributors to escalating poverty rates is credit card debt and loans. Presently the major banks are pushing credit cards on the people, at a time of high unemployment rates and increasing poverty levels. “The unemployment rate in Jamaica is about 13.2% (April 2015, Statistical Institute of Jamaica ), with youth unemployment more than twice the national rate (38%).” Loan interest rates are criminal. They are the vice which keeps Jamaicans shackled to poverty for decades.

IMF debt

Jamaica itself, has been shackled to an IMF debt for decades. Because of our borrowing habits, that debt,adds up to trillions of dollars.

7 But if there are any poor Jamaicans in your towns when you arrive in the land of Jamaica, which the lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.

8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

9 Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the Lord, you will be considered guilty of sin.

10 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

Here in Deuteronomy 15:10, we see the blessing to be inherited, as stated by God. Jamaicans have always been counselled that to give is better than to receive. It has been drilled into our consciousness by our parents.

11 There will always be some Jamaica who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Jamaicans in need.

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