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  1. Just Look Around - How Many Pretty Things You See? - Only God Made These to Touch Our Hearts! - Are You Grateful? - ??????? (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the [true] God has made from the start to the finish." God made everything pretty ~ ? (Genesis 1:31) After that God saw everything he had made and, look! [it was] very good. And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a sixth day." (Ecclesiastes 7:29) See! This only I have found, that the [true] God made mankind upright, but they themselves have sought out many plans.” (Mark 7:37) Indeed, they were being astounded in a most extraordinary way and they said: “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the speechless speak.” (Romans 1:20) For his invisible [qualities] are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable." Man's Heart ~ ?? (2 Peter 3:18) No, but go on growing in the undeserved kindness and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him [be] the glory both now and to the day of eternity." (Jude 25) to [the] only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might and authority for all past eternity and now and into all eternity. Amen." God's Finished! ~ ? (Genesis 1:1) In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Job 11:7) Can you find out the deep things of God, Or can you find out to the very limit of the Almighty?" - Bible Speaks
  2. Our Brother suffers from a very serious bleeding tumor (suspected cancer). ? The authorities have also denied him the medical attention he urgently needs. ? Please put him in your prayers. ? ????? KAZAKHSTAN SUPREME COURT REFUSES  TO CONSIDER TEYMUR AKHMEDOVÂ’S APPEAL. The Supreme Court of Kazakhstan rejected Teymur AkhmedovÂ’s appeal of his unjust conviction....... .He was convicted for merely sharing his personal religious beliefs with others. Mr. Akhmedov has been detained since the time of his arrest on January 18, 2017.He was convicted by a district court in May and sentenced to a five-year prison term..... He is the first of JehovahÂ’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan to be criminally convicted for his religious activity since the nationÂ’s independence in 1991. In considering his appeal, the Supreme Court ignored the recent decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which found Kazakhstan guilty of unjustly detaining Mr. Akhmedov and violating his religious freedom. Despite his poor health, Mr. Akhmedov maintains his strong faith and full trust in Jehovah.(Romans 8:35-39)Mr. Akhmedov is grateful for the efforts put in by brothers and sisters to obtain his early release, although thus far they have been unsuccessful, and he is thankful that his fellow believers worldwide continue to pray for his release. Mr. Akhmedov is 61 years old, married and the father of three sons, and in poor health.He suffers from a very serious  bleeding tumor (suspected cancer). ? The authorities have also denied him the medical attention he urgently needs. ? Please keep him in your prayers..  ? https://www.jw.org/en/news/legal/by-region/kazakhstan/supreme-court-refusal-20171221/ Â
  3. A View of a New World ? and Paradise - ??????? Tap on Video Link mp4 _______Enjoy! ? C2799F6D-AF95-427C-BD33-50787718350D.mp4
  4. Do you FEEL these Blessings yet? - We MUST Rejoice in the Faith! ~ Think about YOUR BLESSINGS, your World will turn around! ~ ??????? (Proverbs 10:6-7) . . .Blessings are for the head of the righteous one, but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence. 7 The remembrance of the righteous one is due for a blessing, but the very name of the wicked ones will rot." (Proverbs 28:20) . . .A man of faithful acts will get many blessings, but he that is hastening to gain riches will not remain innocent." (Deuteronomy 28:1-2) . . .“And it must occur that if you will without fail listen to the voice of Jehovah your God by being careful to do all his commandments that I am commanding you today, Jehovah your God also will certainly put you high above all other nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings must come upon you and overtake you, because you keep listening to the voice of Jehovah your God." (Jeremiah 17:7-8) . . .Blessed is the able-bodied man who puts his trust in Jehovah, and whose confidence Jehovah has become. 8 And he will certainly become like a tree planted by the waters, that sends out its roots right by the watercourse; and he will not see when heat comes, but his foliage will actually prove to be luxuriant. And in the year of drought he will not become anxious, nor will he leave off from producing fruit." (Daniel 2:20-23) . . .Daniel was answering and saying: “Let the name of God become blessed from time indefinite even to time indefinite, for wisdom and mightiness—for they belong to him. 21 And he is changing times and seasons, removing kings and setting up kings, giving wisdom to the wise ones and knowledge to those knowing discernment. 22 He is revealing the deep things and the concealed things, knowing what is in the darkness; and with him the light does dwell. 23 To you, O God of my forefathers, I am giving praise and commendation, because wisdom and mightiness you have given to me. . . ." (Matthew 21:9) . . .: “Save, we pray, the Son of David! Blessed is he that comes in JehovahÂ’s name! Save him, we pray, in the heights above!” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) . . .Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen ???????
  5. Children Love ?? Jehovah! ???????? ??? Greeting delegates with Karonese Dancing at Special Convention in Medan, Indonesia. Shared by @allnez_mbar Tap on Video Link mp4 ______Enjoy! B78F5C6F-D6F3-48F8-9237-59AF24519014.mp4
  6. "We have been declared righteous as a result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Rom 5:1) ??????????? "The love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit."× (Rom. 5:5) - Bible Speaks - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2011443?q=rom+5%3A1&p=par
  7. God’s Kingdom Government—A Reality Today! ~ ??????? “How can so many countries, with such diverse cultures at such different stages of development, agree? It has been said that only an attack from another planet will unify the human race.”—The Age, Australian newspaper. Is the United Nations the Answer to World Peace? ~ GodÂ’s Kingdom Government—A Reality Today! Many have put their hope for world peace in the United Nations organization. Is the UN a government that can bring true peace and security to the world? Without a doubt, there is no lack of political rhetoric that sounds inspiring and promising. For instance, in its “Millennium Declaration” of 2000, the United Nations General Assembly made this solemn resolve: “We will spare no effort to free our peoples from the scourge of war, whether within or between States, which has claimed more than 5 million lives in the past decade.” Such proclamations have won the UN praise and admiration from many quarters, as well as the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. In thus honoring the UN, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that “the only negotiable route to global peace and cooperation goes by way of the United Nations.” Despite all of this, has the United Nations organization, established in 1945, proved to be a government that is able to bring genuine and lasting world peace? No, for self-interest and nationalistic aspirations of its member nations have frustrated many of its efforts. The publicÂ’s impression, in the words of one newspaper editor, is that the UN is no more than “a kind of barometer of global opinion” and that “its agenda is full of issues that have been debated for years with little if any progress towards solution.” The question remains: Will the nations of the world really be united someday? How does Jehovah God view such a reaction on the part of human rulers? “The very One sitting in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah himself will hold them in derision. At that time he will speak to them in his anger and in his hot displeasure he will disturb them.” Then, Jehovah will tell his Son, the anointed King of the Kingdom: “Ask of me, that I may give nations as your inheritance and the ends of the earth as your own possession. You will break them with an iron scepter, as though a potterÂ’s vessel you will dash them to pieces.”—Psalm 2:4, 5, 8, 9 This final crushing of the opposing nations with an iron scepter will take place at Armageddon, or Har–Magedon. The last book of the Bible, Revelation, describes this climactic event as “the war of the great day of God the Almighty,” to which “the kings of the entire inhabited earth” are being gathered together. (Revelation 16:14, 16) Under demonic influence, the nations of the earth will finally be united with one objective—to war against God the Almighty. The time when humans will mass together to fight against GodÂ’s sovereignty is fast approaching. Ironically, their “unity” will bring them no personal benefits. Instead, their action will be a prelude to the long-awaited peace for all mankind. How so? In that final battle, GodÂ’s Kingdom “will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms [of the world], and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” (Daniel 2:44) GodÂ’s Kingdom, not any human organization, will be the government that will fulfill mankindÂ’s desire for world peace. (Psalm 2:1-12) Why have the nations been in tumult And the national groups themselves kept muttering an empty thing? 2 The kings of earth take their stand And high officials themselves have massed together as one Against Jehovah and against his anointed one, 3 [Saying:] “Let us tear their bands apart And cast their cords away from us!” 4 The very One sitting in the heavens will laugh; Jehovah himself will hold them in derision. 5 At that time he will speak to them in his anger And in his hot displeasure he will disturb them, 6 [Saying:] “I, even I, have installed my king Upon Zion, my holy mountain.” 7 Let me refer to the decree of Jehovah; He has said to me: “You are my son; I, today, I have become your father. 8 Ask of me, that I may give nations as your inheritance And the ends of the earth as your own possession. 9 You will break them with an iron scepter, As though a potterÂ’s vessel you will dash them to pieces.” 10 And now, O kings, exercise insight; Let yourselves be corrected, O judges of the earth. 11 Serve Jehovah with fear And be joyful with trembling. 12 Kiss the son, that He may not become incensed And YOU may not perish [from] the way, For his anger flares up easily. Happy are all those taking refuge in him." READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2004561
  8. The Beauty of our Oceans are the result of an all-wise Creator Jehovah God. Earth soon will be repaired and all creature will bring us happiness and their Creator Jehovah God. - ??????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003864#h=6:0-7:647 ??????? To get this close to these amazing animals, you may need a permit like @marine_life_kayaker has. ?? Human activities in the vicinity of marine life may impact the animals which could result in multiple things: from no observable effect, to modifying their behavior, to actual physical harm. ? To keep these animals safe, laws are in place that have severe penalties for those who violate them. ????? Before you approach marine life, learn the laws governing the interaction or you could end up in serious trouble. ? Tap on Video Link mp4 _________Enjoy! ? A5A27EA5-7A98-4BB9-A557-FCC8220A29FF.MP4
  9. A Way of Life! ??????? True worshippers of the first century took up “The Way,” a term used at Acts 9:2 to refer to the new life course that early Christians followed. Today, those who want to experience joy in worshipping God must do the same. They need to allow Bible truths to affect their thinking and their daily conduct. ??????? The apostle Paul thus urged people of Ephesus: “Put away the old personality which conforms to your former course of conduct.” Yet, more is needed, as Paul continued: “Put on the new personality which was created according to GodÂ’s will in true righteousness and loyalty.”—Ephesians 4:22-24. ??????? As we respond to that counsel, making changes in our life in harmony with GodÂ’s will, we gain access to a source of great satisfaction and joy. What is that? Paul wrote to Christians in Colossae that they needed to make adjustments in their lives “in order to walk worthily of Jehovah to the end of fully pleasing him.” (Colossians 1:10) Surely, knowing that the true God is pleased with our life is reason for joy! Furthermore, God makes it possible to please him “fully.” How so? Through forgiveness. ??????? Each of us sins; each of us needs to receive GodÂ’s forgiveness. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,” stated Paul, as recorded at 1 Timothy 1:15. When Jesus sacrificed his life for us, he made it possible for us to receive forgiveness of our sins. Hence, a true worshipper feels relief, for a heavy load of guilt is lifted from his heart. He can have a clean conscience and can rejoice in the confidence that as long as he earnestly does GodÂ’s will, he will have forgiveness of his sins. - ??????? Bible Speaks https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102007288?q=eph+4%3A22-24&p=par
  10. Be Watchful—Satan Wants to Devour You! ?????????? Do you watch full Satan wants to devour you!,“Be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone.”—1 PETER 5:8. ?????????? Faithful angels use their power for good, but Satan uses his power for evil. And Satan surely has great power and influence. The Bible refers to him as “the ruler of this world” and “the god of this system of things.” (John 12:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4) ?????????? Satan even has “the means to cause death.” (Hebrews 2:14) This does not mean that he kills all people directly. So, what does it mean? First, this world is filled with SatanÂ’s hateful and violent attitude. Second, because Eve believed SatanÂ’s lie and Adam disobeyed God, all humans sin and die. (Romans 5:12) ?????????? Satan is, as Jesus called him, “a murderer.” (John 8:44) He really is a powerful enemy. When we oppose Satan, we also oppose all those who support him and who rebel against GodÂ’s rule. That includes a large group of other rebellious angels, who are called demons. (Revelation 12:3, 4) ?????????? Many times they have shown that they are much stronger than humans, causing great suffering to them. (Matthew 8:28-32; Mark 5:1-5) Never forget how powerful the demons and their ruler really are. (Matthew 9:34) ?????????? Without JehovahÂ’s help, we could never win our fight against Satan. The only way that Satan can turn people against our loving God, Jehovah, is by deceiving them. (1 John 4:8) ?????????? Satan deceives people so that they are not “conscious of their spiritual need,” that is, they do not realize that they need a relationship with God. (Matthew 5:3) The Devil has “blinded the minds of the unbelievers” so that they cannot see the truth about Jehovah.—2 Corinthians 4:4. ?????????? To be watchful: To be alert to the lies that Satan uses to try to trick us. For example, Satan wants us to believe that we do not live in the last days and that Jehovah does not love us. - Bible Speaks - ?????????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/402015362?q=2+cor+4%3A4&p=par
  11. True, indeed, is the Bible proverb: “As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.”—Proverbs 25:11. - ??????? A Letter That Touched Her Heart ??????? One traveling overseer remembers well one occasion when he and his wife returned to their accommodations after a very chilly winter day in the ministry. He says: “My wife was cold and discouraged, and she told me that she felt she couldnÂ’t continue. ‘How much better,Â’ she said, ‘it would be to serve in the full-time ministry with a congregation, stay in one place, and conduct our own Bible studies.Â’ I deferred any decision, saying that we would continue for the rest of the week and see how she felt by then. If she still felt strongly about quitting, I would respect her feelings. That same day, we stopped at the post office and found a letter from the branch office that was addressed to her personally. The letter contained warm commendation for her efforts in the field ministry and her endurance, acknowledging how difficult it can be to sleep in a different bed every week. She was so touched by that commendation that she never again spoke of leaving the traveling work. In fact, several times she encouraged me to continue when I thought of quitting.” This couple remained in the traveling work for almost 40 years. - WhoÂ’s Heart can you touch today? ??????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006005?q=I+spoken+word+at+the+right+time&p=par
  12. Making Whole-Souled Sacrifices for Jehovah - ??????? (Colossians 3:23)Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men.” - As we go about our everyday lives, it might seem difficult to relate our activities to making sacrifices for Jehovah. Housework, schoolwork, secular work, shopping, and the like might on the surface seem to have little to do with spiritual concerns. ??????? However, if you have dedicated your life to Jehovah or hope to do so in the near future, then the spirit with which you approach mundane activities is important. We are Christians 24 hours a day. ??????? Scriptural principles need to be applied in every aspect of our lives. Whatever we can do in JehovahÂ’s service, all of us can offer acceptable spiritual sacrifices to him. In our conduct, we need to observe righteous principles carefully, mindful that we represent Jehovah at all times. In faith, we put full trust in the outworking of GodÂ’s purposes. ??????? In fine works, we help spread the good news. Out of our heartÂ’s abundance and out of appreciation for all that Jehovah has done for us, let us continue to make whole-souled sacrifices for Jehovah. - ??????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2012045?q=col+3%3A23&p=par
  13. A People Taught Jehovah’s Way - ??????? “Come, you people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths.Â’ - (Isaiah 2:3.) ??????? Jehovah does not let his people wander about like lost sheep. Through the Bible and Bible-based publications, he imparts to them his “law” and his “word” so that they learn his ways. This knowledge equips them to “walk in his paths.” ??????? Out of hearts filled with appreciation and in harmony with divine direction, they speak to one another about the ways of Jehovah. They gather together at large conventions and in smaller groups—at Kingdom Halls and in private homes—so as to listen to and learn the ways of God. (Deuteronomy 31:12, 13) Thus they imitate the pattern of the early Christians, who met together to encourage and incite one another to abound in “love and fine works.”—Hebrews 10:24, 25. ??????? They invite others to “go up” to the exalted worship of Jehovah God. How well this harmonizes with the command Jesus gave to his disciples just before his ascension to heaven! He told them: “Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19, 20) ??????? With divine backing, JehovahÂ’s Witnesses obediently go throughout the earth, teaching and making disciples, baptizing them. You are invited to “come” and find peace and the “joy of Jehovah” today! - Visit a Kingdom Hall today! - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102000024?q=isaiah+2%3A4-8&p=par
  14. "In Jehovah the God of Israel he trusted."—2 Ki. 18:5. – ??????? King Sennacherib of Assyria sent his representatives—including Rabshakeh—to Jerusalem along with a heavy military force. King Hezekiah of Judah went to the house of Jehovah and began praying: “O Jehovah our God, save us, please, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O Jehovah, are God alone.” (2 Ki. 19:14-19) Hezekiah acted in harmony with his prayer. Even before going up to the temple to pray, he instructed the people not to respond to RabshakehÂ’s taunts. Hezekiah also sent a delegation to Isaiah the prophet, seeking his advice. (2 Ki. 18:36; 19:1, 2) Hezekiah took steps that he could rightly take. He did not try to seek support from Egypt or from neighboring nations. Rather than lean upon his own understanding, Hezekiah trusted in Jehovah. After JehovahÂ’s angel struck down 185,000 of SennacheribÂ’s men, Sennacherib “pulled away” and returned to Nineveh.—2 Ki. 19:35,36. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2005283?q=2+kings+18%3A5&p=par
  15. "Pay attention to wisdom with your ear, that you may incline your heart to discernment."—Prov. 2:2. ??????? "By making your ear attentive to wisdom, And inclining your heart to discernment." Prov. 2:2 At the start of SolomonÂ’s kingship, God appeared to him in a dream and invited him to make a request. Aware of his limited experience, Solomon requested wisdom. (1 Ki. 3:5-9) Pleased that the king asked for wisdom rather than for riches and glory, God gave Solomon “a wise and understanding heart”—as well as prosperity. (1 Ki. 3:10-14) We personally do not expect to receive wisdom miraculously. Solomon said that “Jehovah himself gives wisdom,” but he wrote that we should strive to gain that godly quality. He used expressions such as “call out for,” “keep seeking for,” and “keep searching for” wisdom. (Prov. 2:1-6) Clearly, we can gain wisdom. It would be good to ask: ‘Am I taking to heart SolomonÂ’s example of treasuring divine wisdom? Do the choices I make indicate that I am treasuring and seeking divine wisdom?Â’Â ??????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/402013366?q=prov+2%3A2&p=par
  16. Are you Watching? When Will We “See” God’s Kingdom come? Are YOU Watching? ??????? Matthew 6:10 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your willtake place, as in heaven, also on earth.” TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD | MATTHEW 6-7 Keep On Seeking First the Kingdom In the model prayer, Jesus indicated that matters relating to Jehovah’s purpose and the Kingdom should be our primary concern. 6:9-13  God’s name God’s Kingdom God’s will  Daily bread Forgiveness of sins Deliverance from temptation Some things relating to the Kingdom that I can pray for: The advancement of the preaching work God’s holy spirit to sustain those being persecuted God’s blessing on specific theocratic construction projects or preaching campaigns God’s wisdom and strength to guide those taking the lead Pray, Pray, Pray! https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/202018008?q=matt+6%3A10&p=par
  17. 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...??????? “THE 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 Paradise—a beautiful garden free of disease and death. (Genesis 2:8-15) It is not surprising that many of the worldÂ’s religions hold out the hope of future life in a paradise of one kind or another. ??????? 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 Leb?a·non itself must be given to it, the splendor of Car?mel and of Shar?on. There will be those who will see the glory of Jehovah, the splendor of our God." ??????? One of the English-speaking worldÂ’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 ChristÂ’s presence. ??????? Today, John Milton is best remembered for composing Paradise Lost, a poetic retelling of the Biblical account of manÂ’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 GodÂ’s original purpose for man—to enjoy perfect life in an earthly paradise—and point to GodÂ’s restoration of Paradise on earth through Christ. In Paradise Lost, for example, Michael the archangel foretells the time when Christ will “reward 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.” ??????? (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: “Be 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.” ??????? (Psalm 37:9-11) . . .For evildoers themselves will be cut off, But those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth. ? [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. ??????? (Psalm 37:29) . . .The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it. ??????? REJOICE! - SOON THAT PARADISE WILL BE HERE! LEARN NOW HOW TO BE PART OF THOSE THAT LIVE IN THAT EARTHLY PARADISE! jw.org
  18. "Be sound in mind."—1 Pet. 4:7. New in the Force Actuating Your Mind.” ??????? The inclination of the mind of imperfect man is naturally toward wrong thinking. The Bible terms it the “fleshly frame of mind.” (Col 2:18) Christians are reminded that formerly they were enemies of God because their minds had been on the works that were wicked.—Col 1:21. ??????? The mind of the “physical” (literally, “soulical”) man, as distinguished from the “spiritual” man, is inclined in the direction of materialistic things. The force that actuates his mind has been formed in him in part by inheritance and in part by the things he has been taught and has experienced. When a matter is presented to him, this force pushes or inclines his mind in a materialistic or fleshly direction. Christians are commanded, therefore, to “be made new in the force [spirit] actuating your mind.” (Eph 4:23) By a study of GodÂ’s Word of truth and by the operation of GodÂ’s spirit, this actuating force can be changed so that the personÂ’s dominant mental attitude is inclined in a right direction. Then, when a matter is presented to the person, the mind will be inclined by this force toward a proper spiritual course. (1Co 2:13-15) Such a person comes to have “the mind of Christ,” who was at all times actuated by the proper force, his mental inclination always being spiritual.—1Co 2:16; Ro 15:5. ??????? Mere knowledge or intellectual power is not enough to bring one into GodÂ’s favor. These things themselves will not make the mind over in the direction of GodÂ’s will. (Ro 12:2) Jehovah says: “I will make the wisdom of the wise men perish, and the intelligence of the intellectual men I will shove aside.” (1Co 1:19) It requires the help of GodÂ’s spirit to get true understanding (Pr 4:5-7; 1Co 2:11), wisdom, and good sense.—Eph 1:8, 9. ??????? The ‘Law of the Mind.Â’ The apostle Paul calls that which directs the operation of this renewed mind the law of the mind. It controls the new mind according to “the law of God,” and the new mind delights in this law. But “sinÂ’s law” operating in fallen flesh fights against the ‘law of the mind,Â’ so that there is a constant conflict within the Christian. Can he be victorious? Yes, “thanks to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” GodÂ’s undeserved kindness provides, on the basis of ChristÂ’s ransom sacrifice, forgiveness for the sins of the flesh and, additionally, the help of holy spirit. The Christian is in a situation different from that of the non-Christian, as Paul sums it up: “So, then, with my mind I myself am a slave to GodÂ’s law, but with my flesh to sinÂ’s law.”—Ro 7:21-25; Ga 5:16, 17. ??????? How does the mind win out in the battle? The apostle illuminates the matter further, saying: “Those who are in accord with the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those in accord with the spirit on the things of the spirit. For the minding of the flesh means death, but the minding of the spirit means life and peace; because the minding of the flesh means enmity with God, for it [fallen, imperfect flesh] is not under subjection to the law of God, nor, in fact, can it be. . . . If, now, the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also make your mortal bodies alive through his spirit that resides in you.”—Ro 8:5-11. ??????? The “Meaning” of the Spirit. At Romans 8:26, 27, Paul shows that, when GodÂ’s servants are praying, they may not always know exactly what they should pray for as they need to. But God knows that they desire his will to be done. He also knows what his servants need. God has in the past caused many inspired prayers to be recorded in his Word, expressing his will or mind for them. He therefore accepts these inspired prayers as being what his people should like to ask and pray for, and accordingly, he fulfills them. God knows the righthearted ones and also knows the meaning of the things that he caused his spirit to speak through the Bible writers. He knows what the “meaning [mind, thought] of the spirit is” when the spirit thus “pleads,” or intercedes, for them. ??????? JehovahÂ’s servants are commanded to be “fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought.” (1Co 1:10; Php 2:2; 1Pe 3:8) This means, of course, being united where the interests of pure worship are involved—the important things—not in individual tastes or in minor matters that will be resolved as maturity is reached. (Ro 14:2-6, 17) They are to be “of the same mind in the Lord” (Php 4:2), not to be quarreling, but to “think in agreement.”—2Co 13:11. ??????? Christians are to strive to know God better, to the extent that he reveals his mind on matters. (Ro 11:33, 34; 16:25, 26) And they are to have the mental attitude of obedience and humility of Jesus Christ; then they will have “the mind of Christ.” (1Co 2:15, 16) Peter counsels: “Since Christ suffered in the flesh, you too arm yourselves with the same mental disposition.”—1Pe 4:1. ??????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200003065?q=1+peter+4%3A7&p=par
  19. Psalm 46:1 ”God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.” Meeting TodayÂ’s Adversities With Courage ??????? WE LIVE in difficult times. The earth has been affected by one disaster after another. People have suffered terribly because of earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, floods, volcanoes, tornadoes, typhoons, and hurricanes. Also, problems in the family and personal problems have made many sad and afraid. Just as the Bible shows, bad things can happen to any of us at any time.—Ecclesiastes 9:11.  ??????? When bad things happen to us, we should remember that Satan tries to use these things to weaken our faith and take away our joy. But we must not allow him to do that. Proverbs 24:10 says that if we get discouraged, we will not have the energy to endure our problems. If we meditate on examples from the Bible, such as those we talked about earlier, we can get the courage we need when we have problems. ??????? It is also good to remember that we cannot remove all problems. In fact, we can expect them. (2 Timothy 3:12) Acts 14:22 tells us: “We must enter into the kingdom of God through many tribulations.” Instead of allowing problems to discourage you, think of them as opportunities to show your faith in GodÂ’s ability to help you. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/402012764?q=ps+46%3A1&p=par Â
  20. WHO IS YOUR TRUE FRIEND? Ö I KNOW WHO IS MINE..... ??????? "I write you these things so that you may know that you have life everlasting, you who put your faith in the name of the Son of God. 14  And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that no matter what we ask according to his will, he hears us. 15  And if we know that he hears us concerning whatever we are asking, we know that we are to have the things we ask for, since we have asked them of him." (1John 5:13-15) ??????? (1 John 5:13-15) "I write YOU these things that YOU may know that YOU have life everlasting, YOU who put YOUR faith in the name of the Son of God. 14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that, no matter what it is that we ask according to his will, he hears us. 15 Further, if we know he hears us respecting whatever we are asking, we know we are to have the things asked since we have asked them of him.”
  21. Dance and Be Happy Today! Are You Rejoicing in Christ's Day? ??????? Let the World Have its Own Problems.. "Be Innocent Like Children" “For God is the one who for the sake of his good pleasure energizes you, giving you both the desire and the power to act. ??????? “Keep doing all things free from murmuring and arguments, so that you may come to be blameless and innocent, children of God without a blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you are shining as illuminators in the world, 16 keeping a tight grip on the word of life. Then I may have reason for rejoicing in ChristÂ’s day, knowing that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.” (Phil 2:13-16) - Bible Speaks
  22. “Be My Follower”—What Did Jesus Mean? - YOU will be Refreshed! ??????? (Psalms 23:1-6) Jehovah is my Shepherd. I will lack nothing. 2  In grassy pastures he makes me lie down; He leads me to well-watered resting places. 3  He refreshes me. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of his name. 4  Though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear no harm, For you are with me; Your rod and your staff reassure me. 5  You prepare a table for me before my enemies. You refresh my head with oil; My cup is well filled. 6  Surely goodness and loyal love will pursue me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of Jehovah for all my days." WHAT is the best invitation you have ever received? You might think of a time when you were invited to attend a special occasion, perhaps the wedding of two people very dear to you. Or you might recall the day you were invited to take on an important job. If such invitations have come your way, you were no doubt thrilled, even honored, to get them. The truth is, though, that you have received a far better invitation. Each one of us has. And the way we choose to respond to that invitation affects us profoundly. It is the most important choice we will make in life. What is that invitation? It comes from Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of Almighty God, Jehovah, and it is recorded in the Bible. At Mark 10:21, we read JesusÂ’ words: “Come be my follower.” That is, in effect, JesusÂ’ invitation to each one of us. We do well to ask ourselves, ‘How will I respond?Â’ The answer might appear to be obvious. Who would refuse such a splendid invitation? Surprisingly, most people do refuse. Why? Jesus was “the fine shepherd” in another sense. He said: “I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:14) The sheep know their shepherd as well. They recognize his voice, never mistaking it for that of any other shepherd. When there is a tone of alarm or urgency in his call, they respond quickly. Where he leads, they follow. And he knows just where to lead them. He knows where the grass is lush and green, where the streams are fresh and clear, where the pastures are safe. As he watches over them, the sheep sense that they are secure.—Psalm 23. ???????
  23. Coming to Know Jehovah’s Ways - Pray for Help and Direction! ??????? “Make me know . . . your ways, that I may know you.”—EXODUS 33:13 What Jehovah Expects of His People What Jehovah expected of his people was disclosed orally at Mount Sinai. Moses later received two tablets containing the Ten Commandments in written form. Upon descending from the mountain, he saw the Israelites worshiping the molten calf and angrily threw down the tablets, shattering them. Jehovah again inscribed the Ten Commandments on stone tablets that Moses had carved out. (Exodus 32:19; 34:1) These commandments had not changed since they were first given. Moses was to act in harmony with them. God also impressed upon Moses the sort of person that He is, thus showing Moses how to conduct himself as JehovahÂ’s representative. Christians are not under the Mosaic Law, but what Jehovah told Moses embodies many basic principles that have not changed and that continue to apply to all who worship Jehovah. (Romans 6:14; 13:8-10) Let us consider a few of these. Give Jehovah exclusive devotion. The nation of Israel was present when Jehovah declared that he requires exclusive devotion. (Exodus 20:2-5) The Israelites had seen abundant evidence that Jehovah is the true God. (Deuteronomy 4:33-35) Jehovah made it clear that regardless of what other nations were doing, he would not tolerate any form of idolatry or spiritism among his people. Their devotion to him was to be no mere formality. All of them were to love Jehovah with their whole heart, their whole soul, and all their vital force. (Deuteronomy 6:5, 6) This would involve their speech, their conduct—indeed, every aspect of their lives. (Leviticus 20:27; 24:15, 16; 26:1) Strictly obey JehovahÂ’s commandments. The people of Israel needed to be reminded that when they entered into a covenant relationship with Jehovah, they vowed to obey him strictly. They enjoyed much personal freedom, but in matters on which Jehovah had given them commandments, they had to be strictly obedient. Doing so would give evidence of their love for God and would benefit them and their offspring because all of JehovahÂ’s requirements were for their good.—Exodus 19:5-8; Deuteronomy 5:27-33; 11:22, 23. Give priority to spiritual matters. The nation of Israel was not to allow caring for physical needs to crowd out attention given to spiritual activities. The IsraelitesÂ’ lives were not to be devoted solely to mundane pursuits. Jehovah set aside time each week that he designated as sacred, time used exclusively for activity related to worship of the true God. (Exodus 35:1-3; Numbers 15:32-36) jw.org https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2013204?q=coming+to+know+jehovah&p=par
  24. "Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) ??????? Jesus Christ is “the way.” That is, he is the only one through whom it is possible for us to approach God. This is true in the matter of prayer, for only by praying through Jesus do we have the assurance that the Father will give us whatever we may request in harmony with His will. (John 15:16) ??????? However, Jesus is “the way” also in a further sense. Sin has alienated mankind from God. (Isa. 59:2) Jesus gave “his soul a ransom in exchange for many.” (Matt. 20:28) As a result, the Bible explains: “The blood of Jesus . . . cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7) ??????? The Son has thus opened up the way of reconciliation with God. (Rom. 5:8-10) It is by putting faith in Jesus and obeying him that we can have an approved relationship with God.—John 3:36
  25. Armageddon Survivors A celestial phenomena is reverberating across the entire planet! All the streets and buildings are collapsing in an instant and the cities are being destroyed at will worldwide. The sights and sounds are so unforgettable it leaves the "great crowd" gasping in awe. Jehovah's Day of Judgment to vindicate his sovereignty has finally arrived!!! Then it gets quiet. Everyone is stunned and choked up with emotion. Is it all over? Did we just come out of the great tribulation? Suddenly the skies begin to open up miraculously and the universal rejoicing of the marriage of the lamb takes place! You see your loved ones cheering loudly and singing with extreme excitement!! And some are hitting the ground on their knees, with tears of relief streaming down their faces. This day will be remembered for the rest of eternity! After standing before Jehovah's throne, everyone walks side by side to contemplate the ruins and you come across your old neighborhood, completely destroyed. The old system of things has disappeared forever. And when the cleanup begins, many of us break down again and again, crying happy tears until we run out of tears. The years pass by and gradually the earth looks more beautiful. The sky becomes clearer, rivers and lakes become cleaner. Even the stars seem to shine more brightly. Then one evening you witness an extraordinary sight: A beautiful little girl is walking down the road with an elephant, surrounded by grass and blossoming flowers everywhere. Finally the day arrives when you get assigned to live in another area. The thrilling resurrection is beginning to take place and you will embark on an amazing journey to give bible studies to resurrected people in their place of origin! You hug your family and friends goodbye, thrilled to carry out your assignment. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, everything will be done for Jehovah: "Here I am! Send me." And as you walk off into the sunset toward the boat, you gaze at the sky and you say another prayer of thanks to Jehovah, one of many prayers that will last throughout all eternity. ? Let your name be sanctified. ? Let your Kingdom come. ? Let your will take place. ? As in heaven, also on earth! – Contributed ???
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