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  • Dean Jones A Chance to Choose

    Genesis 2:16-17

    But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17.

    Our first parents, though created innocent and holy, were not placed beyond the possibility of wrongdoing.... They were to enjoy communion with God and with holy angels; but before they could be rendered eternally secure, their loyalty must be tested. At the very beginning of man’s existence a check was placed upon the desire for self-indulgence, the fatal passion that lay at the foundation of Satan’s fall. The tree of knowledge, which stood near the tree of life in the midst of the garden, was to be a test of the obedience, faith, and love of our first parents. While permitted to eat freely of every other tree, they were forbidden to taste of this, on pain of death. They were also to be exposed to the temptations of Satan; but if they endured the trial, they would finally be placed beyond his power, to enjoy perpetual favor with God....

    God might have created man without the power to transgress His law; He might have withheld the hand of Adam from touching the forbidden fruit; but in that case man would have been, not a free moral agent, but a mere automaton. Without freedom of choice, his obedience would not have been voluntary, but forced. There could have been no development of character.... It would have been unworthy of man as an intelligent being, and would have sustained Satan’s charge of God’s arbitrary rule.

    God made man upright; He gave him noble traits of character, with no bias toward evil. He endowed him with high intellectual powers, and presented before him the strongest possible inducements to be true to his allegiance. Obedience, perfect and perpetual, was the condition of eternal happiness. On this condition he was to have access to the tree of life....

    So long as they remained loyal to the divine law, their capacity to know, to enjoy, and to love would continually increase. They would be constantly gaining new treasures of knowledge, discovering fresh springs of happiness, and obtaining clearer and yet clearer conceptions of the immeasurable, unfailing love of God.

    This text is from the devotional book Conflict and Courage by Ellen G. White
  • Christine Hensley Thank You Jesus!!!
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  • Jody 🙏Third Reading🙏

    How do you feel! Are you feeling more positive. This time I want you to think about something happening now that can be described as negative. So in the moment think about the positive things involved. Eg: You may not like what you're doing right now but what are the good things about it. It may be that I am at home ill and the positive could be that at least you're not out in the rain. It could be you have more time to pray etc....

    A positive attitude leads to happiness and success and can change your whole life. If you look at the bright side of life, your whole life becomes filled with light. This light affects not only you and the way you look at the world, but it also affects your whole environment and the people around you.

    If this attitude is strong enough, it becomes contagious. It's like radiating light around you.

    The benefits of a positive attitude:
    This might seem like a repition of the above, but it helps to make this message clearer.

    It helps you achieve goals and attain success.

    It brings more happiness into your life.

    It produces more energy.

    A positive attitude increases your faith in your abilities, and brings hope for a brighter future.

    You become able to inspire and motivate yourself and others.

    You encounter fewer obstacles and difficulties in your daily life.

    You get more respect and love from other people.

    Life smiles at you.

    The attitude of joy goes beyond smiling. It is a gift that propels us through pain as well. In bad times it enables us to pursue God’s plan by focusing on the victory.

    Jesus endured the cross “for the joy set before him” (Heb. 12:2). As Ellen White commented: “Faith in God’s love and overruling providence lightens the burdens of anxiety and care. It fills the heart with joy and contentment in the highest or lowest lot.

    Let us pray for the Joy of the Lord to manifest itself in our lives. Pray that God's plan for us is made clear to us through faith. Not dead faith - Negative thoughts.
  • Jody INTERESTING CONVERSATION
    BETWEEN GOD & DEVIL
    ON WHATSAPP!!!
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    DEVIL: Whatsapp is totally my tool.

    GOD: Why are you so sure?

    DEVIL: Because many people use the whatsapp for things that saddens you and pleases me.

    GOD: You may have your own ways but I have my faithful kids who are using whatsapp as a way to evangelize and communicate among themselves without pleasing you and saddening me.

    DEVIL: can we bet ?

    GOD: It's easy, my kids will send this msg to all their friends ...to Glorify God.

    DEVIL: I doubt it! They will read and ignore.

    GOD: My children, we will once again embarrass "Satan" and show the devil that whatsapp is not his, but a communication tool of my people! To evangelize and interact without giving me any grief.

    DEVIL: I accept the challenge!

    🙏 Pass to another 10 people in next 5 minutes and let's shame the devil. 🙏

    God has given u :
    "Love" 💞
    "Health" 😷
    "Peace" ✌
    "Friendship" 👫
    "Patience" 🙇
    "Wisdom" 😌
    "Courage" 😉
    "Goodness" 💚

    😇 God really loves u ... Which would u choose ?

    👼 (God) Send it to 10 people whom u care...

    OR

    👹 (Devil): Read only & delete this msg.
    babz in ur case allah
  • Jody cool