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  1. Just a Smile 😊😊😊 JW Broadcasting - September 2015 😊 We can tell a hundred stories; we can speak a million words.We can paint a thousand pictures, but will our heart be stirred.We can often make a difference, with a kindly word or deed.But sometimes just a smile is all we really need. 😊 Just a smile… can lift a weary heart.Just a smile… can help us make a start.When you’ve done your best, praying you’ll succeed.Then you will see, a smile is what we need. 😊 This world is unforgiving, full of coldness and despair.Many hopes are disappointed, by a world that doesn’t care.And we see it in their faces, as they passes on the street.So we offer a hope and comfort, to the people that we meet. 😊 Just a smile… can lift a weary heart.Just a smile… can help us make a start.When you’ve done your best, praying you’ll succeed.Then you will see, a smile is what we need. 😊 At times we feel downhearted, when no one seems to care.About the hope we offer, or the message that we bear.For some hearts that’s just too hardened, to receive the Kingdom seed.But could it be a friendly smile, is what they really need. 😊 Just a smile… can lift a weary heart.Just a smile… can help us make a start.When you’ve done your best, praying you’ll succeed.Then you will see, a smile is what we need. Thank you, Ricky Barrun Lique 😊
  2. Moonjellies πŸ¦‘ Tell me if you will how do you create this sea creature? Where does it finds its food or know how to reproduce? 16 "Have you gone down to the sources of the sea Or explored the deep waters?" (Job 38:16) 38 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the windstorm: 2 β€œWho is this who is obscuring my counsel And speaking without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me?" (Job 38:1-3)
  3. @Arauna Truly the scriptures really fortify the Truth of harmony and unity! So much we can say and beyond our joys and appreciation it makes us keep pondering! Thank you for your support and comments! Jehovah bless! πŸŒ·πŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸ»πŸ•ŠπŸŒ·
  4. "A vast mixed company also went with them."β€”Ex. 12:38. πŸŽŽπŸ‘«πŸ‘­πŸ‘¬πŸŽŽ β€œDo Not Forget Kindness to Strangers” After Jehovah freed his people from slavery in Egypt, he gave them laws that taught them to show kindness toward the foreigners who left with them. (Exodus 12:38, 49; 22:21) πŸŽŽπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸŽŽ Since life is not always easy for foreigners, Jehovah lovingly cared for them. For example, they could glean food that the harvesters left behind.β€”Leviticus 19:9, 10. πŸŽŽπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸŽŽ Rather than just command the Israelites to respect foreigners, Jehovah wanted them to remember how it felt to be a foreigner. (Read Exodus 23:9.) Even before the Israelites became slaves in Egypt, the Egyptians did not like them because they were different. (Genesis 43:32; 46:34; Exodus 1:11-14) πŸŽŽπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸŽŽ The Israelites had a hard life as foreigners. Jehovah wanted them to remember that and to be kind to the foreigners who were living among them.β€”Leviticus 19:33, 34. πŸŽŽπŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘­πŸŽŽ
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  5. Jehovah’s Dignity and Splendor Made Evident! - WHO COMPARES WITH HIM? ~ πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ In a song that contrasts God’s greatness with man’s littleness, the psalmist David sang: β€œO Jehovah our Lord, how majestic your name is in all the earth, you whose dignity is recounted above the heavens!” (Ps. 8:1) πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ From before the creation of β€œthe heavens and the earth” to beyond the grand fulfillment of God’s purpose to make the earth a paradise and raise the human family to perfectionβ€”from eternity to eternityβ€”Jehovah God is the most majestic and dignified Personage in the universe.β€”Gen. 1:1; 1 Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 21:1-5. πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ How the God-fearing psalmist must have been touched when he beheld the quiet grandeur of the starry night sky, studded with glistening β€œjewels”! Filled with wonder at how God β€˜has stretched out the heavens like a tent cloth,’ the psalmist represented Jehovah as clothed in dignity because of His magnificent creative skill. (Read Psalm 104:1, 2.) The dignity and splendor of the invisible, almighty Creator are evident in his visible works. πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ For instance, consider the Milky Way galaxy. In this vast ocean of stars, planets, and solar systems, planet Earth appears as insignificant in size as one grain of sand on an endless beach. πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ Why, this one galaxy alone contains over 100 billion stars! If you could count one star each second nonstop for 24 hours a day, it would take you over 3,000 years to reach 100 billion. πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ If the Milky Way galaxy alone contains 100 billion stars, what about the rest of the universe? Astronomers estimate that the Milky Way may be one of anywhere from 50 billion to as many as 125 billion galaxies. πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ How many stars are there in the entire universe? The answer surely is mind-boggling. Yet, Jehovah β€œis counting the number of the stars; all of them he calls by their names.” (Ps. 147:4) πŸŒŒπŸŽ†πŸŒŒ Upon seeing Jehovah clothed in such dignity and splendor, are you not moved to extol his great name?
  6. "It has been accomplished!" β€” John 19:30. πŸ•ŠπŸ‘‘πŸ”…πŸ‘‘πŸ•Š What great things Jesus was able to accomplish with God’s help during the three and a half years from his baptism until his death! When Jesus died, there was a violent earthquake, and the Roman army officer in charge of the execution was moved to say: β€œCertainly this was God’s Son.” (Matt. 27:54) The officer had apparently seen Jesus being mocked for claiming to be God’s Son. πŸ•ŠπŸ‘‘πŸ”…πŸ‘‘πŸ•Š Despite everything that he suffered, Jesus maintained his integrity and proved Satan to be a monstrous liar. Regarding all who support God’s sovereignty, Satan had made this challenge: β€œA person will give up everything he has to save his life.” (Job 2:4, Complete Jewish Bible) πŸ•ŠπŸ‘‘πŸ”…πŸ‘‘πŸ•Š By his faithfulness, Jesus showed that Adam and Eve could have proved faithful under their much easier test. Most important of all, Jesus’ life and death upheld and magnified the righteousness of Jehovah’s sovereignty.β€” Prov. 27:11.
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    πŸŒ… The Golden Sunset πŸŒ… πŸŒ…The golden sea its mirror spreads Beneath the golden skies, And but a narrow strip between Of land and shadow lies. πŸŒ…The cloud-like rocks, the rock-like clouds, Dissolved in glory float, And, midway of the radiant flood, Hangs silently the boat. πŸŒ…The sea is but another sky, The sky a sea as well, And which is earth, and which the heavens The eye can scarcely tell. πŸŒ…So when for us life's evening hour Soft-fading shall descend, May glory, born of earth and heaven, The earth and heavens blend; πŸŒ…Flooded with peace the spirit float, With silent rapture glow, Till where earth ends and heaven begins, The soul shall scarcely know. But my trust is in Jehovah you know I put a rest it all now, and think of his Glow and beauty he has set till the joy Of morning break β€” Contributed πŸ”… 1 GIf and 1 Moving Picture IMG_8113.mov
  8. BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS AND JEREMIAH - SADNESS OF A NATION REJECTED FOR UNFAITHFULNESS - REBELLIOUS NATION! πŸ“œπŸ‘³πŸ½ (Lamentations 1:18-20) . . .Jehovah is righteous, for it is against his mouth that I have rebelled. Listen, now, all YOU peoples, and see my pain. My own virgins and my own young men have gone into captivity. Χ§[Qohph] 19 I have called to those intensely loving me. They themselves have tricked me. In the city my own priests and my own old men have expired, While they had to look for something to eat for themselves that they might refresh their soul. Χ¨[Rehsh] 20 See, O Jehovah, for I am in sore straits. My very intestines are in a ferment. My heart has been overturned in the midst of me, for I have been absolutely rebellious. Outside the sword caused bereavement of children. Within the house it is the same as death." πŸ“œπŸ‘³πŸ½ The β€œable-bodied man,” representing the nation, speaks of his affliction, yet expresses hope (3:1-66)He describes his present desperate situationNevertheless, he is confident that Jehovah will hear his people’s prayers and show mercyTerrible effects of the siege of Jerusalem (4:1-22)Death by the sword was better than death from the famine; women even ate their own childrenFleeing survivors were relentlessly pursued in mountainous and wilderness regionsJehovah is petitioned to note the people’s suffering and to restore them to favor (5:1-22)His people’s hereditary possession has been given to strangersThey have been shamed and debasedThey pray for Jehovah to bring them back to himself even though he rejected them with indignation πŸ“œπŸ‘³πŸ½ INTERESTING NOTE ON WHY THEY ARE LIKE AN OSTRICH (Lamentations 4:3) . . .Even jackals themselves have presented the udder. They have suckled their cubs. The daughter of my people becomes cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness.β€˜Treats Sons Roughly.’ The statement that the ostrich β€œdoes treat her sons roughly, as if not hers” (Job 39:16) and reference to ostriches as being β€œcruel” with respect to their offspring (La 4:3) πŸ“œπŸ‘³πŸ½ It is also true that these powerful birds, both male and female, quickly abandon the nest and their young when sensing danger, and even though they may use diversionary tactics to draw enemies away from the nest, this is still β€˜rough’ treatment for the unprotected young. πŸ“œπŸ‘³πŸ½ Only the protective coloration given by the Creator is what may save the undefended and abandoned chicks, causing the enemy beasts to overlook them and chase after the fleeing parents. The ostrich may properly be termed β€œcruel,” then, as compared with many other birds and particularly in contrast with the stork, whose affectionate attention and constant concern for its young are proverbial. JW.ORG
  9. Be Humble! πŸ™‡πŸ™‡πŸ’¦

    A young man arrives at the old man and says: - brother, I'm not going to the meeting anymore! πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ The old man then replied: - but why? πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ The young man replied: - Oh! I see the sister who speaks ill of another sister; the brother who does not read well; the people who during the meeting are staring at the cell phone, between so many and so many other wrong things I see. πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ The old man said to him: - good! But first, I want you to do me a favor: take a glass of water and go three laps around the hall without spilling a drop of water on the floor. After that, you can go out. πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ And the young man thought: Easy! And he gave the three laps as he was asked. When he finished he said: - ready, I'm done. πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ And the old man replied: - when you were running around, did you see the sister talk bad about the other? πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ The Young: - no πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ Have you seen people claim each other? πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ The Young: - no πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ Did you see anyone looking mobile? πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌ The Young: - no πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ You know why? - you were focused on the glass, so you wouldn't tilt the water. πŸ₯›πŸ’¦πŸ₯› The same thing is in our life. When our focus is our Lord Jehovah, we will not have time to see people's mistakes. πŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΌπŸ₯›πŸ’¦ Whoever comes out of the congregation because of people, never came in because of God..... πŸ“–πŸ‘πŸ»
  10. Women Who Made Jehovah’s Heart Rejoice - How Can You Also Being a Woman Make His Heart Rejoice, Amidst Opposition? β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ β€œMay Jehovah reward the way you act, and may there come to be a perfect wage for you from Jehovah.” (RUTH 2:12) β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ FEAR of God impelled two women to defy a Pharaoh. Faith moved a prostitute to risk her life so as to protect two Israelite spies. Sensibleness and humility in a crisis helped a woman to save many lives and to prevent the anointed of Jehovah from incurring bloodguilt. Faith in Jehovah God along with a spirit of hospitality moved a widow and mother to give the last of her food to a prophet of God. These are just some of the many Scriptural examples of women who made Jehovah’s heart rejoice. β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ Jehovah’s attitude toward such women and the blessings he bestowed upon them demonstrate that what pleases him above all else are spiritual qualities, which transcend gender. β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ In today’s world, obsessed as it is with the physical, giving priority to one’s spirituality is a challenge. But that challenge can be met, as is demonstrated by millions of God-fearing women who form a large part of God’s people today. β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ Such Christian women imitate the faith, discretion, hospitality, and other fine qualities demonstrated by God-fearing women mentioned in the Bible. Of course, Christian men too want to imitate the qualities shown by such exemplary women of ancient times. (Romans 15:4; James 4:8) β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ Each year, thousands of such women fearlessly preach the Bible’s life-saving message in lands where β€œthe order of the king” forbids it, thus risking their freedom or even their life. (Hebrews 11:23; Acts 5:28, 29) β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ Impelled by love of God and neighbor, such brave women allow no one to stop them from sharing the good news of God’s Kingdom with others. Consequently, many Christian women contend with opposition and persecution. β€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ‘©πŸ½β€οΈ Jehovah is fully aware of the deeds of such excellent, courageous women, and he will demonstrate his love for them by preserving their names in his β€œbook of life,” provided they endure faithfully to the end. (Philippians 4:3; Matthew 24:13) AMEN! jw.org 1 Gif 2 Moving 2 Photos IMG_1504.mov IMG_4651.mov
  11. "Stop keeping company with anyone called a brother who is sexually immoral.'β€”1 Cor. 5:11. πŸ†˜πŸ›‘πŸ†˜
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    Fire in Portugal As far as information comes to us, our 38-Year-old brother has died with his 5-Year-old nephew. Another sister is admitted to a hospital. Pray for Portugal πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Pray for Relief! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Firefighters rest during a wildfire at Penela, Coimbra in central Portugal. More than 2,000 firefighters continue to work to control the flames of a forest fire that killed at least 62 people this weekend. Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Gerry Images
  12. What is your Dream of Paradise? - Can you imagine what the world will be like? - We have never had Paradise on earth, yet; yes we have beautiful gardens right now that gives us a view of our future on earth!....LOOK... πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί β€œTHE nostalgia for paradise is among the powerful nostalgias that seem to haunt human beings. It may be the most powerful and persistent of all. A certain longing for paradise is evidenced at every level of religious life.” So says The Encyclopedia of Religion. Such nostalgia is only natural, since the Bible tells us that human life began in Paradiseβ€”a beautiful garden free of disease and death. (Genesis 2:8-15) It is not surprising that many of the world’s religions hold out the hope of future life in a paradise of one kind or another. πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT PARADISE ON EARTH?(Isaiah 35:1,2) "The wilderness and the waterless region will exult, and the desert plain will be joyful and blossom as the saffron. 2 Without fail it will blossom, and it will really be joyful with joyousness and with glad crying out. The glory of Lebβ€²aΒ·non itself must be given to it, the splendor of Carβ€²mel and of Sharβ€²on. There will be those who will see the glory of Jehovah, the splendor of our God." πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί One of the English-speaking world’s famous poets, John Milton (1608-1674), wrote Paradise Lost and its sequel Paradise Regained. In his works, Milton referred to the reward that the faithful will receive in an earthly paradise. Although Milton dedicated much of his life to Bible study, he recognized that Scriptural truth would not be pieced together until Christ’s presence. πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί Today, John Milton is best remembered for composing Paradise Lost, a poetic retelling of the Biblical account of man’s fall from perfection. (Genesis, chapter 3) It is primarily this work, first published in 1667, that earned Milton literary fame, especially in the English-speaking world. He later published a sequel entitled Paradise Regained. These poems present God’s original purpose for manβ€”to enjoy perfect life in an earthly paradiseβ€”and point to God’s restoration of Paradise on earth through Christ. In Paradise Lost, for example, Michael the archangel foretells the time when Christ will β€œreward His faithful, and receive them into bliss, whether in heaven or earth, for then the earth shall all be paradise, far happier place than this of Eden, and far happier days.” πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί (Isaiah 35:3-4) . . .Strengthen the weak hands, YOU people, and make the knees that are wobbling firm. 4 Say to those who are anxious at heart: β€œBe strong. Do not be afraid. Look! YOUR own God will come with vengeance itself, God even with a repayment. He himself will come and save YOU people.” πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί (Psalm 37:9-11) . . .For evildoers themselves will be cut off, But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth. Χ• [Waw] 10 And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more; And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. 11 But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί (Psalm 37:29) . . .The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it. πŸŒ…πŸŽ‘πŸžπŸ—Ί REJOICE! - SOON THAT PARADISE WILL BE HERE! LEARN NOW HOW TO BE PART OF THOSE THAT LIVE IN THAT EARTHLY PARADISE!
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  13. Why Did "God" Send Jesus Christ to the Earth? - Answers to your questions. β€œBorn to YOU today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ 1. Where was Jesus before God sent him to earth? Jesus lived as a spirit person in heaven before he was born in Bethlehem. He was God’s first creation and the only one created directly by God. Therefore, he is fittingly referred to as God’s only-begotten Son. In heaven, he often spoke as God’s representative. That is why he is called the Word. He also acted as God’s helper and took part in the creation of all other things. (John 1:2, 3, 14) Jesus lived with God in heaven for aeons before humankind was created. β€”Read Micah 5:2; John 17:5. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ 2. How did God send his Son to earth? Jehovah transferred the life of Jesus from heaven to the womb of Mary by means of holy spirit. So Jesus was born without the aid of a human father. Angels announced his birth to some local shepherds, who were living outdoors at night as they kept watch over their flocks. (Luke 2:8-12) Thus, Jesus was born, not in the depths of winter, but likely in early October, when the weather was still warm. Some time later, Mary and her husband, Joseph, took Jesus to their home in Nazareth and raised him there. Joseph cared for Jesus as his adopted son. β€”Read Matthew 1:18-23. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ When Jesus was about 30 years old, he was baptized, and God publicly announced that Jesus was his Son. Then Jesus began the work that God had sent him to do. β€”Read Matthew 3:16, 17. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ 3. Why did God send Jesus to earth? God sent Jesus to teach people the truth. Jesus taught about God’s Kingdom, a government in heaven that will bring peace to all the earth. He provided the hope of everlasting life. (John 4:14; 18:36, 37) Jesus also taught people many things about finding real happiness. (Matthew 5:3; 6:19-21) He taught by example. For instance, he showed how to do God’s will even in difficult circumstances. When he was mistreated, he did not retaliate. β€”Read 1 Peter 2:21-24. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Jesus taught his followers self-sacrificing love. He had enjoyed many privileges living in heaven with his Father, yet he humbly obeyed his Father and came to earth to live among mankind. No one could give us a finer example of love than Jesus. β€”Read John 15:12, 13; Philippians 2:5-8. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ 4. What did Jesus accomplish by dying? God also sent Jesus to die for our sins. (John 3:16) We are all sinners, meaning that we are imperfect and sinful. That is why we get sick and die. In contrast, the first man, Adam, was perfect. He had no sin and would never have died or become sick. But he lost his perfection when he disobeyed God. From Adam, we inherited sin and its wages, death. β€”Read Romans 5:12; 6:23. πŸ‘‘πŸ“–πŸ‘‘ Jesus, who was a perfect man, did not die for his own sins. He died for our sins. Jesus’ death makes it possible for us to enjoy everlasting life and be blessed by God. β€”Read 1 Peter 3:18 Read more about Jesus Christ at: jw.org