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Devotional With Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 5.24.18

I remember as kid, I always received most of my new albums from Columbia House in the mail by saving up my allowance. What a joy that was as a kid. I recall receiving Dr. Hooks “Pleasure and Pain” album. I was going to church at the time with my parents and jokingly wondered did Ray Sawyer pluck out his own eye because he seen a Beautiful Woman😂? Yeshua/Jesus said if your eye causes you to stumble, then pluck it out. Some translations do read, tear it out or pluck it out, and throw it away. I’ve never seen even one picture illustrating this teaching. The reason, of course, is that it’s probably too graphic. But that’s exactly the point. He gave us this example, not so we would put it in picture Bibles, greeting cards, or Bible coloring books for children, but so it would be burned into the eyes of our hearts. He said it so that you would take that sin in your life so seriously that no matter what the cost or sacrifice, you would pluck it out and throw it away. Imagine plucking out your own eye because it causes you to stumble😵. In the same way, pluck out that sin that’s causing you to stumble. Pluck that ungodly thing out of your life. Throw it away, be done with it already. Keep your eyes, but as far as that sin is concerned, there’s only one thing to do pluck it out.
Facebook friends, what is it that should have no place in your life? Today, pluck it out.(but not like poor Ray Sawyer) Amen?

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ❤️

If you’ve been on Facebook at all, you’ve probably seen those pleading posts, featuring a very sick child or a suffering animal. Often the posts also show a picture of Yeshua/Jesus, with a request for the viewer to take action. “Type Amen for this baby and share,” the post commands. “Keep scrolling if you’re heartless.” Come on Facebook friends, WOW! Here is funny story I heard a few years ago. A preacher trained his horse to go when he said “Thank God” and to stop when he said “Amen”

The preacher mounted the horse and said “Thank God” and went for a ride. When he wanted to stop for lunch , he said ” “Amen.” He took off again saying “Thank God”

The horse started going toward the edge of a cliff. The preacher got exited and said “whoa! whoa!” Then he remembered and said “Amen” and the horse stopped at the edge of the cliff. The preacher was so relieved and grateful that he looked up to heaven and said “Thank God!” 🤣 On a more serious note, I had an email from a rather new Believer. He asked “What does amen mean and why does everyone want me to type amen?” In in Hebrew amen means ‘so be it’ or ‘yes,’ ‘I agree.’ Amen is one of the most universal words on our planet. And it’s one of the most important. For the word amen sums up everything we need to be saved, to live victoriously, and to fulfill your calling. What is faith? Faith is to say ‘amen’ to YeHoVaH/God. It is to say ‘yes’ to Him, ‘yes’ to His promises, ‘yes’ to His Word, ‘yes’ to His love; ‘yes’ to His will, ‘yes’ to His purposes, and ‘yes’ to the calling on your life. It is to say ‘I agree’ with Your Word, your will and it will be so. You can only be saved by giving your ‘amen’ to YeHoVaH/God. But it doesn’t stop there. You still have an ‘amen’ to give. If you want to grow, if you want to become strong in Our Father, then strengthen your ‘amen.’ Give Him a powerful ‘amen,’ with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And you will see the power of Him move in your life (hopefully not off a cliff). For with YeHoVaH/God’s great promises and your great ‘amen,’ nothing shall be impossible for you. Amen? Just stop the nonsense of posts asking for you to type amen to save the fire ants 🐜 in Florida🙄.

 

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶Take me, oh, take me back to the time,
We’ll leave this world behind,
Take me, oh, take me – or am I beyond the reach of love🎶

Isaiah 59:1- “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear”. I feel this post is for some of my friends today. We have Yeshua/Jesus’s word that no one is beyond His reach. We should all rest in the knowledge of our Messiah who hasn’t lost His ability to save. Yeshua/Jesus will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. No one is beyond God’s “Reach of Love”. The only limit God’s reach has is how far you decide to put your reach to Him (if you put arms length, He can only come arms length). Open up your heart and receive the love of Him today. Reach out today friends He is waiting for you! Amen? https://youtu.be/W8HY6LA7fck אלים אוהבים

 

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Where Is Your Faith?

The Lord has led me to a morning Devotional based on Luke Chapter 8:23-25. This is the account of Jesus sleeping in the midst of the storm.

Luke 8:23-25  (KJV)

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.


 

The disciples were in danger and they began to panic. So they went and woke Jesus up, telling Him they were going to die. The boat was filled with water from the storm. Things were looking bad for them and in the midst of the storm they forgot Who was on board. The Son of God was sailing with them on that boat. The Creator of Heaven and Earth whom by all thing were made was there with them, yet they wound up in a tizzy. Jesus was only one cry away. He rose up when they cried out, faithful and true, but how easy we forget. How easy the flesh forgets that we never leave His Hands.

Luke 8: 25 records Jesus saying “Where is your faith?”

Even after Jesus calmed the storm they were yet surprised in verse 25. Do you ever notice yourself being surprised when a prayer is answered or you realize that The Lord has heard your cry?

Psalm 46:1-3 tells us,

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

The entire world can be caving in around us but we need not be afraid.

Also…

Psalm 91: 5-10 says,

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.


Remember who you are, precious one. Better yet, remember WHOSE you are! 🙂

No matter how terrible the storms in your life may be, remember you belong to JESUS.

Be blessed with this song in Jesus’ Mighty Name, God bless you!