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Updated on January 22, 2012

Thou Shalt have no other Gods before me

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Place no one before Me

Being more concerned about another rather than serving Jesus

No discipline seems pleasant … Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness …
Hebrews 12:11 New Living Translation

Sometimes we are very stiff necked (stubborn) and that is when Jehovah must take strong measures t get us in tune with His will. It is unpleasant and occasionally downright exceedingly horrid. After the stubbornness is burned off us however we are enormously grateful to God for performing what to Him must have been excruciatingly painful as well. For me it was being a servant to another instead of being a servant to Jesus. Someone I was close to was very domineering in my life. I thought that serving this person was a way to serve Christ. He allowed a demon to enter into this person and it tormented me at every opportunity. From being yelled and screamed at from the time I got up to the time I went to bed. From humiliating me in public at every opportunity. From saying mean, hateful, spiteful thing that was like thrusting a dagger straight though my heart. To setting me up in situations where they tried to get other people to gang up on me and beat me. I was the most painful and dreadful experience in my life. To this day, nothing tops it and I have lived a very difficult life. Finally I left the abusive relationship. Then came the immense agony of recovering from that nightmarish experience. It took a year of good Christian therapy to heal from those wounds. I am happy to be free to serve Jesus now that those chains have been smashed free of me. Now, I use this hellish experience to help others break free from their abusive monsters and understand that they are not being bad husbands or wives, children or parents or friends to break free from these monsters. But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31, New International Version Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Yahew (God of His people) for smashing me and making me new so that I may have a deeper relationship with You.. In the name of the most creative potter Jesus Christ we pray. Amen. May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ love bless you today and every day


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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hello Rose.

      I do not believe in luck Those are gifts from God. We should be grateful and thank Him.

      Glad you are being showered with so many of Gods blessings

      God bless you (which appaerently He has)

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      6 years ago

      First, I wanted to thank you for the Lots-of-Luck spell that you have casted for me late last year; I must confess that the good luck that I have had for the last two months have been amazing, and I cannot thank you enough for them; things that were on the far ends of my imagination just some months ago have materialized, and I must say I am very content with what was brought about by your effort.thank to Dr.(

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Yeah. I don't know why but I can't post any clip art either.

      I can on Triond, but not on Hubpages.

      Have a great day.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I don't know why that happened. I've had a few "glitches" happen to my hubs from time to time also. It can be frustrating.

    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hello everyone.

      Thank you for your comments.

      Concerning breaking the article up into paragraphs, the way I put it onto the hub WAS in paragraphs.When it was published it was all one paragraph. I don't like the way it looks either.

      I don't know why it turned out like it did, BUT, I do intend on fixing it. I try to always publish my articles the best I can.

      Once again I apologize and intend on fixing the problem (if I can).

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A beautiful lesson for us all. I agree with lone77star - Breaking your message into paragraphs and giving some of these paragraphs a title attracts more readers to your hub. Voting up and thank you!

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      Rod Martin Jr 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      @teacherjoe52, thanks for this potent lesson. A very heart-felt message.

      Suggestion: Break your message into many paragraphs so it is easier to read. Your one long paragraph could easily be 5 or 6. This helps the message reach more people.

      May the blessings of the Father and the son be with you always.


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