COUNT ALL YOUR BLESSINGS

IMG_20200730_46567God’s blessings in Deuteronomy 28 says obey the LORD God and observe HIS commandments and the LORD God will set you high above all nations on earth. 2 God’s blessings will come upon you to overtake you if you obey the LORD your God. 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. 4 God will bless fruit of your body, produce of your ground, increase your herds, increase your cattle and flocks. 5. God will bless your basket and kneading bowl. 6 Bless you when you come in and bless you when you go out. 7 The LORD will cause the enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face they will come against you one way, flee seven ways. 8 The LORD will command HIS blessing on your storehouses and on all you set your hand to do. God will bless you in the land the LORD God gives you. 9 The LORD will establish you as a holy people to HIMSELF sworn if you do you keep HIS commandments and walk in HIS ways. 10 All people on earth will see you are called by the name of the LORD, and be afraid of you. 11 The LORD will grant you plenty goods and fruit of your body, increase of your livestock and the produce of your ground in the land God gave your forefathers. 12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure in heaven to give rain to your land in season and bless the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but not borrow. 13 The LORD will make you the head not the tail; you will be above not beneath if you obey commandments of the LORD God and observe them. And do not turn aside from the words commanded you this day to the right or left to go after other gods to serve them.IMG_20200730_0704

Disobeying God’s Commands 

15 But it shall come to pass if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe all HIS commandments and HIS statutes these curses will come on you to overtake you. 16 Cursed in city and in the country. 17 Cursed in your basket and kneading bowl. 18 Cursed the fruit of your body and produce of your land, increase of your cattle and offspring of your flocks. 19 Cursed when you come in and when you go out. 20 The LORD will send curses, confusion and rebuke all you set your hand to do until you are destroyed and perish quickly because of the wickedness of your doings forsaking ME. 21 The LORD will send plagues until HE consumes you from the land. 22 The  LORD will strike you with disease, fever, burning, the sword, sunscorch, mildew pursued you till you perish. 23 Heaven will be as bronze and earth as iron. 24 The LORD will change rain of your land to dust. Heaven will come down on you till you are destroyed. 25 The LORD will cause you to be defeated by enemies so you go one way against them, flee seven ways before them; You will be troubled all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 Your carcass will be food for birds of the air and beasts of earth no one will frighten them away. 27 The LORD will strike with boils of Egypt not healed. 28 The  LORD will strike with madness,  blindness and confusion. 29 Grope in the day as blind gropes in darkness; you will not prosper in your ways oppressed plundered no one shall save you. 30 You will marry a wife but another man lie with her; you will build a house but not dwell in, plant vineyard but not gather grapes. 31 Your ox slaughtered before your eyes but not eat it; your donkey taken from you but not restored to you; your sheep given to your enemies and you will have no one to rescue them. 32 Your sons and your daughters given to other people, eyes fail longing for them all day long and no strength in your hand. 33 A nation you do not know will eat fruit of your land and produce of your labour, oppressed. 34 Driven mad because of things seen. 35 The LORD will strike your knees and legs with boils not healed from soles of your feet to top of your head. 36 The  LORD will bring a king set over you in a nation you or your fathers not know to serve their gods of wood and stone. 37 You will be scorned proverb among all nations where the LORD will drive you. 38 You will sow seed in fields but gather little for the locust will consume it. 39 You will plant vineyards but not drink  the wine or gather grapes worms will eat them. 40 Your olive trees will not anoint you with oil so without olives. 41 You will have sons and daughters but they shall not be yours; they will go into captivity. 41 Locusts will consume your trees and produce of your land. 43 The stranger among you will rise above you.54d5bf5499c6ff6c44a9dc9b41fc552d44 He will lend to you but you will not lend to him; he will be the head and you will be the tail. 45 All these curses will come on you, pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed because you do not obey the voice of the LORD God to keep His commandments and statutes commanded you. 46 They will be upon you for a sign and wonder and on your descendants forever. 47 Because you do not serve the LORD God with joy and gladness or for God’s abundant supply. 48 You will serve enemies the LORD will send against you, hunger, thirst, naked in need of everything. God will put yoke of iron on your neck to destroy you. 49 The LORD will bring nations against you from far ends of earth as eagles. Nations whose language you do not understand. 50 Nations fierce don’t respect elders or favour their young. 51 They will eat the increase of your livestock and produce of your land until you are destroyed not leave your grain or new wine, oil or the increase of your cattle or offsprings of your flocks until they destroy you. 52  They will attack you at your gates until your high fortified walls you trust, come down in the land; They will besiege you at your gates in the land the LORD God gave you. 53 You will eat fruits of your own body, flesh of your sons and your daughters the LORD God gives you in a siege in desperate times enemy distress you. 54 The refined among you will be hostile towards his brother, wife and to the rest of his children he leaves behind 55 He will not give them the flesh of his children he eats because he has nothing left to eat. 56 So delicate woman among you will not set soles of her feet on the ground will refuse her husband, son and daughter 57 She will eat placenta after birth. 58 If you do not observe the words of the laws written in this book, to fear the LORD GOD 59 The LORD will bring on you and your descendants the plagues and sickness 60 God will bring on you diseases of Egypt to cling to you. 61 Sickness and plagues not written in the Book of the Law the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed. 62 You will be left few in number though once as stars of heavenly multitude, because you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God. 63 It shall be as the LORD God rejoiced to do you good to multiply you, the LORD will rejoice to destroy you to bring you to nothing plucked from land possessed. 64 The LORD will scatter you among all people from one end of earth to the other to serve gods, you or your fathers don’t know, wood and stone. 65 Among those nations you will find no rest or sole of your foot rest. The LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes and anguish of soul. 66 Your life sin before you; fear day and night. 67 In the morning you wish its evening and in the evening wish its morning!’ because fear terrifies your heart because what seen. 68 The LORD will take you into Egypt in ships not see your land again. You will be sold to enemies as slaves but no one will buy you. Israel was sold into Egypt when Titus took Jerusalem in 70 AD/CE all Jews over seventeen years old, men and women were sent by ships to Egypt to work in the mines. They were sold as slaves there but since the slave market was too full no one wanted to buy them many perished. The poor, disabled and elderly were left behind to till the land. Diaspora slavery and spiritual bondage without redemption of God means some people perish. Jehovah says MY people perish for lack of knowledge in perilous times count your blessing for breathing, eating, talking, walking, shelter. Thank God for your loved ones in Jesus Name. 

GOD OWNS WHOLE WORLD

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I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold;
I’d rather be HIS than have riches untold
I’d rather have Jesus than houses or lands.
I’d rather be led by HIS Nail Pierced Hand.

Chorus:-

Than to be the king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin’s dread sway.
I’d rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause
I’d rather be faithful to HIS Dear Cause;
I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame.
I’d rather be true to HIS HOLY NAME.

Chorus: Than to be a king of a vast…

HE’S Fairer than lilies of rarest bloom;
HE’S sweeter than honey from out the comb;
HE’S all that my hungering spirit needs.
I’d rather have Jesus and let HIM Lead.

Chorus: Than to be a king of a vast…

By George Beverly Shea 1932!!

JESUS HELP YOU TO BELIEVE

5486c7cc-8b0d-470b-9bf3-3ac690311128Jesus told a man to believe in God as He healed his son because of his unbelief in Mark 9:23-25. Jesus told him, believe, all things are possible to all who believe. So 24 the father said with tears, now Lord I believe, help my unbelief. 25 Jesus saw people running near them rebuked the unclean spirit said, you “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more. Jesus knew some people doubt God’s power and discredit His miracles to beelzebub. A belief in the power of God by faith heals some people. Despite belief, faith in God in action, Jesus taught disciples healings need fasting power of agreement. Jesus cast out 1000 demons in Matthew 8:28-34 as demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out send us into the sea inside pigs. In Luke 8:30, Mark 5:1-20 Jesus asked “What is your name?” the man said, “legion for we are many.” Disciples had faith but didn’t heal a boy. Jesus healed the boy so changed his life. Deliverance from idols, pagan practice reconciles man with God. The believer is equipped to deliver and cast out evil spirits by God’s help in Jesus Name. So  fasting is essential to cast out demons, and power of witchcraft that disgrace.18cdf4db-57ed-41d4-a8da-dd124ca746f1Jesus’ home town Nazareth did not see many miracles due to their unbelief. It’s faith of trusting God that helps a person to receive healing. Other cases requires combinations of healing and the use of medications. Faith and medicine is the issue in some churches people prefer to die than be treated with medications. In Genesis God formed Eve by performing surgery on Adam, took his ribs to create a wife for him. Hezekiah ill about to die, God sent a prophet to tell him prepare to die. He cried to God who changed HIS mind extends his life 15 years. God told him to prepare herbs to drink for three days and go into the Temple to worship God. Issue of whether to limit healing to stop using medications and live by faith in God goes on. God performed surgery on Adam and prescribed foods or herbs to eat. As modern large pharmaceutical companies did not exist doctors mixed own ingredients for the patients. Others took prescribed herbs home to boil and drink for many days before health gets better. Most families had their garden of herbs for treatments of ailments. Others foods are medicines organic and rich in minerals and nutrients. Some choose to combine treatment with medication but deal with issues of side effects treated.xHealing is instant or a complex process to consider not definite if require longer treatments. Can affect people who reject medical treatment of doctors or hospital costs bankrupting the family. Many lose jobs if unable to work due to illness. The woman with the issue of blood received medical treatment is not cured touched Jesus garments to be healed. So families sacrifice everything to provide the most affordable treatments. Loved one may not survive life worse financially. Jesus healed a young boy whose father asked for healing but disciples could not heal the boy. Trust and confidence in healing power of God in Jesus in prayer at times is enough. Jesus asks mocking doubters to leave room in private to heal person. Mixed message cause misunderstanding believe to receive God. Negative words can affect a patient’s belief by faith and healing process works by love, hope will to live looking forward to a healthy life. Healing of God makes well not giving up hope by negative thoughts of suffering, depresses to give up to lose will to live. Edzard Ernst the Emeritus Professor at University of Exeter said a “reason why most put on ‘negative energy’ is simple pure figment of imagination of fantasy.  Some VIPs nonsense result in desperate patient believing them choose nonsense over best real medicine on offer hastens death. Their condition is not worse as a joyful hopeful person’s case so positive people endure better than their focus on negatives of the illnesses. Rapidly go downhill despite all excellent teams of experts doing their best to help them24563 Jesus said some are healed by fasting and prayers. Jesus told disciples they couldn’t heal boy prayed because it needs fasting. Isaiah 58 says fast, cry out, lift your voice like trumpet, for their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins. Seek God daily, delight to know My ways don’t forsake laws of God. They say they take delight in God complain fasts see no reward, afflict our soul but God takes no notice? God hates fast manipulating exploiting workers 4 by strife strike with fist of wickedness 5 Not heard by God for fast afflicting soul, bow down head in sackcloth, ashes, call a fast to the Lord? 6 The fast God chose is loose bonds of wickedness undo the  heavy burdens let oppressed go free to break every yoke. 7 Share your bread with the hungry bring to your house the poor cast out cover naked. 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing spring forth speedily, your righteousness go before you; The glory of the LORD is your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call and the Lord will answer; You will cry and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ Take away the yoke, don’t point finger and speak wickedness. 10 Extend your soul to the hungry, satisfy afflicted soul, Your light shall dawn in darkness, Your darkness as noonday. 11 The LORD  will guide and satisfy your soul in droughts, strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water 12 You will build waste places, raise up foundations of many generations; you will be called repairer of the breach and restorer of streets to dwell in 13 Honour Sabbath holy day. 14 Delight yourself in the LORD to cause you to ride on high hill of earth to feed you with heritage of Jacob your father the LORD has spoken.downloadfile-129 Seven sons of Sceva attempted to cast a demon from a man in Ephesus by using the name of Jesus in Acts 19:11-20. They saw Peter and Paul cast out demons and tried to copy them. The man beat them up and tore their clothes stripped them naked. In Matthew 12:45 demon cast out goes to take seven spirits more wicked than himself to enter in to dwell there so the last state of the person is worse than before. Continue fasting each week at least once after deliverance don’t stop fasting deals with the evil spirits behind roots of problems so it needs more than prayers. Beginner doing first fast do half day with water but first prepare body to adjust. Eat well the day before to give strength to your body to endure better. Give thanks to God for your life, family, blessings, worship God in Jesus Name. Repent of your sins in Jesus Name through blood of Jesus to ask God’s grace and mercy. Forgive the people who mock, hurt, offend you and focus on God. Write a prayer request list dated and space for testimony date. Best deal with one request unless an urgent emergency need arises. Read the fasting text in Bible that refers to your need. Do not set any fixed time for God’s answer. Trust God’s timing, wisdom and solution even if it’s not what you asked for. God does not answer prayer not HIS WILL to show off to satisfy your ego and pride. It is God’s desire to answer prayer but not a supermarket list to supply your wants. ed1ec0f1-8fcb-4412-922f-67d62f27c083God meets your needs not your wants to prove he is a great provider. Be realistic don’t assume because you love God HE will do as you demand. Sometimes after fasting you may not get instant answers because fasting is not blackmail to force God to fast track your request. God is so Sovereign and loves you first, love Him more than material things.  Do not think accumulating material things equals the higher status before God. Look at Jesus who wins souls as priority than boast in wealth. The blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow if acquired rightly. If half day fast worked well then check with your doctor to try a full day fast if approved and your health is alright. Do same things you did during half day fast and drink water. Do the three days fast if you feel well and approved by doctor. Jesus fasted 40 days prepare your body by short day fasts before 21 or 30 days fast if your doctor agrees. Fasting fulfills God’s plan, purpose in your life through Jesus Name in humility by thankfulness to God. Having done all stand even if no answer received. Hebrews 10:26-29 says don’t sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of God’s truth or no sacrifice for sin is left 27 but fearful judgment in hellfire consume enemies of God. 28 All who rejected law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much punishment by God awaits all who trample Son of God Jesus underfoot or Holy Spirit and blood of the covenant that sanctified them to insult Spirit of grace? Seek God’s mercy.

61k09qfysRLPraise, Thank, Glorify God for eternal life reunion in the resurrection. God is for all nations all people, Galatians 3:28, says “In Christ there is no Jew or Gentile slave or free, male or female, (black or white all are one in Christ Jesus.” God of Abraham sent to the Jews first and ALL NATIONS countless as stars of heaven or sand of the sea. Christ loves NATIONS grafted in God’s kingdom. Jesus whips money changers he told God’s Temple is HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS not only Jews. God told Peter in vision kill and eat animals from four corners of world in Acts 10:9-11:18 Peter said, 14 “Lord “I don’t eat anything impure because Kosher food is for Jews. Romans 14:17 says the kingdom of God is not eating, drinking its righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Jesus said a man must not live by bread alone but by every word from mouth of God in Matthew 4:4 from Deuteronomy 8:3. The LORD God told Peter go and baptise Gentiles. Peter was shocked the Gentiles received Holy Spirit he felt was only for Jews. God taught Peter the lesson not to discriminate against Gentile believers. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus stands at their door and knocks, all who hear My voice and open the door will come to eat with them. Jewish proselyte male converts in ALL NATIONS under the sun in Israel at passover three times a year. Ethiopian Eunuch and Simon of Cyerene in Libya, Africa among God’s ALL NATIONS black convert Jews. Jesus told disciples preach from Jerusalem to Judaea and uttermost parts of the world to make disciples of ALL NATIONS. This is how Christianity spread from Jews to Gentiles globally. NATIONALITIES_700x442ALL WHO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, JOINT HEIRS WITH JESUS, ROYAL PRIESTS WILL RULE ALL NATIONS. WORSHIP GOD UNDER JESUS KING OF Kings. God’s throne in heaven is surrounded by countless multitudes of people from ALL NATIONS, TRIBES LANGUAGES holding palm branches all saved in GREAT TRIBULATION. The New Jerusalem from heaven will come down to Israel with these countless multitudes from ALL NATIONS in the New Heaven to New Earth and God will dwell among all men forever on earth. Share Gospel’s power from God to save the Jews FIRST then Gentiles in Romans 1:16. Apostles and disciples were first Jews. In Acts 1:8 they received power of the Holy Spirit in them to preach in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and into ALL NATIONS in the world. Those who reject Messiah Jesus will cry and mourn when they look on Jesus they pierced and mourn as one mourns for the death of his only son. In Daniel 7:13, Jesus will appear in heaven as the sign of the Son of Man, all tribes of the earth will mourn says Zechariah 12:10. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with great power and glory in Matthew 24:30. Revelation 1:7 says He is coming in the clouds and every eye will see Him even those who pierced Him. All tribes of the earth will weep seeing Him, even so come. Amen. In Revelation 19:13-19 God’s vengeance will vindicate. 13 Jesus dressed in His robe dipped in blood His name is Word of God. 14 With armies of heaven riding white horses dressed in fine linen and clean. 15 Out of his mouth is a sharp sword to strike down nations. “He will rule them with iron scepter.” He treads winepress of fury of wrath of God Almighty. 16 On His robe and thigh He has Name written KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. 17 An angel standing in the sun in loud voice to birds flying midair, “Come, for the great supper of God 18 Eat the flesh of kings generals, mighty men, horses and riders, free, slave, great and small.”  19 The beast, kings of earth and armies wage war against Jesus rider on a horse and his army will defeat them forever. Abusers of power desperate autocrat or tyrants hide in bunkers. JESUS WARNS GOD DEMAND BLOOD of humans shed from evil hands. Empowered autocrats tyrants use Martial laws in a peace time by the trigger happy bullies punished by GOD, HE SEES AND KNOWS evil doers. God keeps ACCURATE RECORD of events happening on the earth will hold each person accountable for all their actions.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Joseph Shabalala with members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1998
Joseph Shabalala with members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1998

Joseph Shabalala, who helped introduce the sound of traditional Zulu music to the world died aged 78. The musician was best known as the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon’s Graceland album. They reached number 15 in UK charts with a cover of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, for  1995 Rugby World Cup. Shabalala died in hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, the band’s manager said. “Yes it’s true. Mr Shabalala passed on this morning,” Xolani Majozi told the South Africa Times. “The group is on tour in the US, but have been informed are devastated because the group is family.” The South African Government paid tribute to the musician in a tweet, saying : “We would like to extend our condolences on the passing of Joseph Shabalala who was the founder of the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It added in Xhosa, “Ulale ngoxolo Tata ugqatso lwakho ulufezile.” (Rest in peace, father, your race is complete.)Ladysmith Black Mambazo remember singing and dancing with Nelson Mandela.Ladysmith Black Mambazo singing and dancing with Nelson Mandela. Born in 1941, Shabalala was the eldest of eight children living on a farm in Tugela, near the town of Ladysmith in South Africa. “When I a young boy I dreamt of becoming an educated person; maybe a teacher, doctor or something like that,” he told South Africa’s The Citizen in 2014 . However, he was forced to leave school at the age of 12 when his father died, working on the family farm and, later, in a local factory. In his spare time, he would sing with friends in a local group called the Blacks. “The young boys when they get together, they started to sing the songs, until the mamas and the neighbours said, ‘Hey, do it again,'” he told the BBC . “It was just like that. They were calling, ‘Do it again, do it again’.”Ladysmith Black Mambazo dominated South African Music in the 1970s and 1980sLadysmith Black Mambazo dominated South African Music in 1970s and 1980s. He became leader and main composer for the choir, fusing indigenous Zulu songs and dances with South African isicathamiya, an a capella tradition that was frequently accompanied by a soft, shuffling style of dance. They were re-christened Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a name that was significant on several levels: Ladysmith represented their hometown, Black referenced the black oxen that were the strongest on the farm, and Mambazo, from the Zulu word for axe, symbolized the group’s ability to cut down the competition. A radio performance in 1970 led to a recording contract, and in 1973 they released Africa’s first gold-selling album, Amabutho. They achieved global recognition after being recruited to sing on Paul Simon’s multi-million-selling Graceland album, most notably on Homeless, a song Shabalala co-wrote with Simon, based on the melody for a traditional Zulu wedding song.

The band joined Simon on a subsequent world tour. In return, he produced their next three albums in 1987’s Shaka Zulu winning a Grammy for best traditional folk recording. Shabalala retired from active performance in 2014 shortly after performing at a memorial concert for Nelson Mandela. He continued to teach traditional choral music, while four of his sons and one grandson continued his legacy within Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The musician was with his wife Thokozile Shabalala, in his final moments, said Xolani Majozi. As news of his death spread, tributes poured in from around the world. “My friend, a giant humble man, Joseph Shabalala, passed away this morning,” wrote South African singer Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse on Twitter . “My sincere condolences to his family and friends.” “I am deeply saddened,” wrote Herman Mashaba, former mayor of Johannesburg . “You will be remembered as a giant of South African music and a pioneer of the industry.”

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TACKLING DIFFICULT PEOPLE

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Answer: We all know people we find so “difficult”and deal with difficult people. A difficult person is very condescending argumentative, belligerent, selfish, and flippant, obtuse, simply rude. Difficult people “push one’s buttons” and stir up trouble. Dealing with difficult people is an exercise in patience, love, and grace. Response to difficult people from Jesus’ interactions He never displayed attitude of harsh superiority or dismissive pride. He showed His authority under control to rebuke when necessary in John 8:47 to deal with the difficult people, remain silent in John 8:6 when asked questions in Mark 11:28–29 in Scripture in Mark 10:2–3 tells story in Luke 7:40–42. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus dealt with difficult people in love and humility: “I tell you: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you pray for all who mistreat you.wp-1578834206139.jpg If someone strikes you on a cheek turn the other. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to who asks you, if anyone takes what belongs to you don’t demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you” in Luke 6:27–31. Never give tit for tat: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult repay evil with blessing, for this you were called inherit blessing” in 1 Peter 3:9. In dealing with difficult people guard against pride.wp-1578834096919.jpg Its important to recall advise given by apostle Paul in Romans 12:3: “By grace of God I say to you don’t think too highly of yourself. Think of yourself with the humility by faith God has given you” in Philippians 2:3–4. When difficult people approach you deal with the situation in meekness. Love is the key to “Love your neighbour as yourself” in Galatians 5:14 to show God’s love to all difficult people. Wisdom is needed to deal with difficult people. In Proverbs 12:16 patience is the key to such relationships: “A fool shows his annoyance at once but the prudent man overlooks insult.” Proverbs 20:3 says peace-making of honour to avoid strife but fools quickly quarrel.”wp-1578834341622.jpg Proverbs 10:12, encourages giving love, “Hatred stirs up conflict but love covers all wrongs.” Proverbs 17:14 is foresight on “Starting quarrel like breaching dam as disputes breaks out” Best to avoid the situation altogether choosing carefully whom we associate with: “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered” in Proverbs 22:24. Dealing with difficult people in life is unavoidable but do not respond in the flesh to bring out worst in you. Deal with difficult people by the fruit of Spirit in us in Galatians 5:22–23.wp-1578834322634.jpg By the grace of God, deal with difficult people in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Extend love, grace, and mercy God extends to us, careful not to be difficult people ourselves. 2 Timothy 3 says in the last days the perilous times shall come. People will be lovers of  self, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful and ungrateful. 4 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, fierce, despisers of those who are good traitors, 5 heady, highminded lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; wp-1578833839523.jpgHaving a form of Godliness, but deny HIS power from such turn away. 6 This sort creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of truth. 8 As Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses they resist truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 They will proceed no further their folly manifests to all 10 Know God’s doctrine for life’s purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, love, forgive like Jesus.wp-1578833896562.jpg9 They will proceed no further 11 So endure persecutions afflictions for the LORD delivers out of all. 12 Live Godly life in Christ Jesus despite persecution. 13 Evil people and seducers get worse deceiving and deceived 14 Continue in the things you learn and know 15 From childhood. You know Holy Scriptures to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God is profitable doctrine for correction and instruction in righteousness 17 so the people of God perfectly furnished to do good works.

Recommended Resource: Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life by Dr. John Townsend

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