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By Jesus' Right Hand, Jan 2 2019 02:02AM

As I look out my office window there is snow on the ground and it is very cold. Yet I’m very warm in a peaceful and quiet house. I feel that this is an analogy to allow me to see this 2019 New Year that starts today and what may be ahead. I am feeling by the encouragement in His Word that some of our long awaited prayers will be manifested in this year. I see comfort and peace for His children as we face a stormy and evil world. We see hidden things being revealed. We see some that are weary of the battle giving up. We see others walking away because of the evil that seems to want to penetrate God’s people. The greatest hope is in His Word if we will read AND BELIEVE IT. We need to make sure we have asked Jesus into our hearts to help us to understand the spiritual side of everything that comes our way. This is called discernment. Only through Jesus in our hearts can reveal the truth in all things. Proverbs 3:5-7 tells us we need to love no matter the cost. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. We need to look at the promises in His Word that tells us He has already given us everything we need for life and godliness. In 2 Peter 3:3-4 God warns us of places to stay away from and places we need to draw near to. We need to be around those who build us up and encourage us through His Word. No matter what evil we hear or see there is always encouragement in HIS WORD. He has promised safety in bad times. (Psalm 37:19 and all of Psalm 91). If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) He said He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13: 5-8). These are encouraging words from the Lord that were made possible because of the price Jesus paid on the cross for us. Do a search on encouragement from the Lord in bad times. Yes, 2019 will be seen as very evil things taking place. There is a place of safety through Jesus Christ our Lord. Call on the Holy Spirit (one part of the Trinity) when you pray and ask for the peace and comfort. The Holy Spirit was sent to bring us comfort if we will just ask. He desires for us to go to the place of shelter when evil or unkind things come our way. Remember He has given everything we need to overcome the worldly things that are not so good. These are powerful words from Him. This is how to face the good and sometimes not so good things that present themselves to us. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) God has told you these things that you will have peace. In this world you will have trouble but fear not for He has already overcome the world. Do you believe it? It only works if you believe His precious and powerful Word, otherwise they are just pages in a book that have no power. I am feeling this is a year for faith to grow in us like we have never known. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is the substance of what we hope for and the evidence of things not seen. Do not let anyone steal your purpose or destiny on this earth! Remember it’s not over until it is over. The very fact that we awake to see a new day means God is not through with us yet. Praise His Holy Name! Have a great year that is ahead of you. We are what we choose to spend our time thinking about; either His ways and delivering Word or the evil we see in this world. May God bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. Be a light for Jesus and watch what God will do for His Kingdom workers through Him. We are here to win souls for Jesus. Start praising Him in all things and watch what will begin to happen for His glory!

By Jesus' Right Hand, Nov 7 2018 10:41PM

It’s a beautiful fall day today here. I have beautiful fire bushes in my backyard and they are bright red at this time of year. However, when I was doing my devotions this morning I realized that I had begun to forget about the beauty God had created. I had let my mind wander a bit about the things now and in the future, thinking about home and appointments I had to make and confusion began set in. I had lost God’s blessings of beauty He created and it was right in my own back yard! Confusion had snuck in and if I did not stop it in the name of Jesus it would be with me all day. I began to confess that I had the mind of Christ and the enemy would not have his way with me by throwing me into confusion (1 Corinthians 2:16). Then I began to think back on my most successful days as I turned the whole day over to Him. I would write down the things on my heart and then asked Him to put it in order and remove what was not on His agenda for my day. I’ve learned another great lesson in Matthew 7:7-8, but hadn’t put it into practice regularly. If I asked, He would answer according to His Word. After all, God is not a man that He should lie, and He will do what He said He would do (Numbers 23:19). I began to understand as an overseer of this ministry that I needed to make many decisions with the help of our team. I know we had to turn it completely over to God through Jesus Christ. He did it all on the cross for us so that we could hear His voice clearly. This is His ministry and we need to be obedient as to His plans. So we began asking God that if our decision was not right that He would close the door (John 10:27). We’ve done this for a long time, however our flesh gets in the way and we all walk ahead sometimes. If we are quiet and listen, He closes that door and opens a new one. We just have to trust Him in all things. We need to be still and prepare to put our thoughts aside and listen to His plans for our destiny and our everyday life. Today, the Heavenly Father wanted me to have a thankful heart about the beautiful creation that He placed there to be a pleasant blessing. He wanted me to concentrate on what is good, perfect and lovely (Philippians 4:8). When I listened to His voice and thoughts for me, such a wonderful peace has overcome me. So I asked Jesus what He wanted me to do today and it came so clearly: “Write a blog”. I took the cares of the world, health and other concerns and put in His hands. He loves us all. He knows every care we have. He said He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5-6). He does not change (Hebrews 13:8). No matter how long ago God’s Word was written it never changes. If it worked way back then it will work today if we believe. Have a great day, look around you and enjoy the beauty and peace that belong to you in Christ Jesus our Lord.

By Jesus' Right Hand, Aug 5 2018 03:44PM

We have been hearing a lot about the weary days ahead and even the weary days we are experiencing now. How do we all stay on top of it all no matter what comes? One of the things this ministry does is to meet together regularly to pray for our county and for others. The Bible we are to think of whatever things are of a good report, things that are true and whatever is perfect. We’ll never overcome these days by looking on all the negative things that are being presented to us because that is developing fear in our minds. Our adversary prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. His tactics are causing fear, worry, depression and oppression in order to disable us so won’t be able to fight the good fight of faith. The enemy tries each day to disable us in all of these areas in order to make us weak. But God made it possible to be strong in the Lord when Jesus died on the cross for us. He gave His life up so that we could be assured that all things are possible to us. In John 16:33 it says “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” There is nothing too big or too small for God! He cares about every trial we go through. He is bigger than any trial that we will ever go through, however we have to stand strong and believe in the truth of His Word. He hears every one of our prayers. Matthew 7:7-8 tells us “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Do you really believe it or are you the person who does not believe it until you see it like the disciple Thomas? He didn’t believe it was Jesus until he saw the nail scarred hands with his own eyes. Yes, things don’t look good in the world, but do you believe prayer changes things? If we focus on the good things God has done our faith will grow. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” We trust in His promises like this one and believe that Jesus did it all on the cross for us in order to have complete victory. Imagine if you were standing in a smelly garbage dump and you look around. If you continue to focus on your surroundings you would soon begin to feel overwhelmed and depressed. However if you would simply look up you can see the beautiful sky with all is fluffy clouds and know that God is there and He sees it all. What are you focusing on today? Do you believe there is much more for your life? If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord you will be saved from it. God loves us all and He wants the best for us. Do you believe this? Here are a few Scriptures that we all should be reading in His Word that will build our faith to know that we are saved, sealed and delivered from bondage through Jesus Christ our Lord: Psalm 37:19, Psalm 91, Philippians 4:8-9, Matthew 7:7-8, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Mark 10:27. Look them up today! God is still on the throne and loves you very much. He knows it all and wants us to believe He can do it if we do not doubt. Just thank Him for another day of life. It’s not over until it is over. We still have much to do for Him all through Jesus Christ our Lord. Just be still and know (Psalm 46).

By Jesus' Right Hand, Jul 7 2018 02:59PM

Today I write with an aching heart. Almost four weeks ago I lost my best, closest and unconditional-loving friend. Her name was Lizzie and she was a little Lhasa Apso dog that I loved very much. She was with me wherever I happened to be. She met at the door when I came home, eager to be in my lap when I rested. Lizzie was with me almost 10 years. When she wanted me to know how much she loved me she would lick me to let me know that she appreciated what I did for her. Very seldom did I ever have to scold her but whenever I did she would come to me and want to be held afterward. But there were times when she would do some unusual things. For example, after I fed her in the morning she would go into the family room and sit or even lay for an hour or so and look at the wall behind the couch. After some research and talking with other Christian pet owners it seemed our pets, including Lizzie were seeing something we could not see and we thought it may be angels. We talked about it often. I would ask her if she had seen the angels today and she would turn and look at the wall. We shared so much together. However the biggest lesson I learned from her was the unconditional love she gave me, no matter whether the circumstances were good or bad. I told her I loved her and she received it and understood me. She became ill and refused to take her medicine and then eventually quit eating and drinking and went downhill very quickly. She didn’t suffer and those that came to our home could not get over the peace that was in her and in our home and on her. She loved people and would run to them and bring them a toy so they would play with her. Everyone felt she was special and we all knew she was a gift from God for this appointed time. God took her peacefully at the appointed time also. I learned so much more about unconditional love through my time with Lizzie. In the Bible it gives the definition of that kind of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love suffers long and is kind, does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, it is not provoked, thinks no evil, does not rejoice in iniquity, rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.” I don’t know about you but I don’t know if I can ever get through a day without failing God. However, I confess my sin and ask for forgiveness and then try again. God continues to love me anyway, just as He does with you. Read the rest of the 13th chapter in 1 Corinthians, it is very good. The world needs that kind of love. We set the example and pray others receive it. Unconditional love is priceless. How is your love walk? Do you understand unconditional love? Oh how I miss Lizzie, my special fiend, but I know I will see her again.

By Jesus' Right Hand, Apr 26 2018 02:32PM

Yesterday was such a different day than I’ve ever experienced in Christ Jesus. It lasted throughout the entire day. Much of this was explained to me as I just sat quietly and listened. When I woke up I called on the Scriptures more than I usually do in the morning. However, I was not particularly concerned over anything. I got up and noticed there was an unusually strong peace that God tells us about in Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” I was still questioning some of it when I left home for our Tuesday morning fellowship. As we began sharing we found out that all of us that were there were experiencing the same deep peace. We pretty much surmised that this was a level of the peace of God we haven’t experienced until now. It lasted all day and it was an awesome experience once we understood what was happening. We didn’t ask for it, it just came upon us. It certainly was beyond our understanding and such a wonderful blessing. As the Scripture in Philippians said, it was a peace that we couldn’t understand, so we just sang and praised the Lord. We had no worries about crucial things that were trying to distract us. We truly felt we were experiencing a little bit of Heaven. He had our concerns in HIS hands and it was comfort to us to be cared for in such a way. This Scripture came our way as we were experiencing this peace in a new way: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,” (Isaiah 30:15) and “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” (Isaiah 32:17). We have been asking God for this but we knew that His timing was most important. When we had given everything to Him and we least expected it God blessed us all with this peace when we woke up that morning. Do you need that kind of blessings? Remember, you cannot make it happen. It’s time to relax and let Him have it and just wait and see what will happen if we trust Him. Please give it all to God and then be still. “Be still, and know that I am God; (Psalm 46:10). “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” (Ephesians 3:20)

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