Joseph James
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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Do Not Fear

During the time we are living in, one can think that everything might be lost. If we look at the circumstances around us, we might be tempted to just give up. Don’t! My family and I keep seeing fascinating cloud structures in the sky, like mountains on the horizon and keep hearing this word: Do Not Fear! Read the rest of this entry »

Love Or Control

Control comes through many forms, including hurts, pain, wounds, inferiority, superiority, and other filters in our hearts, but never, ever through True Love. If we have to control it, it isn’t really ours and we’ll only end up pushing away that which we try so desperately to grasp or hold on to. Read the rest of this entry »

Bible – History Or Life

The Bible is a book of history for some people; to others it is a story book; to still others it is a book of law, tradition and religious duties; and yet to some it is life. How can anyone truly interpret it correctly without communing with the One who wrote it in the first place? The last is the easiest one, all you have to do is ask and He will gladly walk with you and show you things you’ve never seen. 1 John 2:27. What a journey! Always an adventure and full of life! Bible – History Or Life? Read the rest of this entry »

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

It’s not so funny how fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Giving into the fear within our own hearts, we speak it out of our mouths and it happens. Then we wonder why. All the enemy did was act upon our faith, faith in fear instead of God’s word to us. Careful what we harbor in our hearts and let out of our mouth’s. When I hear someone speak words of fear, I try to remember to pray for them… Words of encouragement & faith… Blessings… Read the rest of this entry »

Mansion Builder

Do we really have a mansion available to us? Does the Lord really want to give us His best? Jesus made an amazing statement in John 14. He said His enemy had nothing in Him. As I meditated on that, I realized that we can get to that place too, where the enemy has nothing in us. But the word “in” means much more than that. You see, if our enemy has nothing to accuse us with, there is peace all around us, no voices of accusation in our minds. Very interesting. I want that place. How about you? Mansion Builder! Read the rest of this entry »

A Father’s Love

What is the true love of our Heavenly Father really like? We hear so much about it from others who claim they know, but do they? Have they only read about His love in the scriptures but only read through their own eyes of understanding, hurts and pain? What about the hell, fire and brimstone preachers, do they really know or is their anger stemming from some unsettled fears and judgments in their own hearts? What is Father’s love really like? What is true justice? Do we really know? A Father’s Love!

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Sorcery & Pharmakeia

We are all familiar with the term pharmaceutical as in drugs, but do we know that it comes from the greek word pharmakeia. What does this word have to do with healing? How does it affect us? What does it have in common with witchcraft, sorcery and medication? Sorcery & Pharmakeia! Read the rest of this entry »

Reaching Higher

If only you really knew how much our Heavenly Father really loves you; if you could only catch a glimpse as He cries over you in your pain and laughs as you laugh; if you could feel His loving presence surround you in the midst of fear or loss; if only you could dare to believe that there is more than you’ve seen, more than you’ve heard, and a truth beyond all the lies, doctrines and traditions of men you’ve been told. If only you knew… If only you would dare… to go beyond that which you can see… beyond that which you fear… beyond the stabbing pain in your heart… and find that which never fades away …never stops loving… never stops giving!!! If only you could see the bountiful table He has prepared for you daily with everything you need. All you have to do is come… No one can take that which is yours out of His hands, but the real question is, will you? REACHING HIGHER! Read the rest of this entry »

Gentle Loving Arms

Some of us think we need to be so strong that we miss the gentle loving arms of the Lord as He desires to carry us through some situations. Not only do we miss out, but He does too. Imagine a child going through difficult and dangerous situations but won’t let his parent reach out, carry him for a bit, and just hug on him. They both miss out on the love. Some of my fondest memories with the Lord are the times I was my weakest and He carried me. It wasn’t a sign of weakness as much as it was experiencing His awesome compassion, comfort and love. His arms are so powerful, yet so gentle, just want to stay there forever. Some of us need to look up, lift up our arms and ask Him, “Will you carry me for a bit?” You will be amazed… GENTLE LOVING ARMS! Read the rest of this entry »

Shoulder To Cry On

Sometimes people just need a shoulder to cry on or just an ear to hear their heart. Are we available to be that shoulder or ear? Comfort others with the same comfort you have received from Him. I am always amazed at how a simple hug can bring so much healing and restoration… Give a hug, you never run out because they are always free. Shoulder To Cry On! Read the rest of this entry »

Words Of Love

This blog is viewed in over 35 countries right now and is translated into 48 different languages. Love is a universal word no matter the culture or how the word is pronounced. God’s, (Father’s) love is the same for everyone as He is no respecter of people. He treats each one of us as an individual and He knows what we need each day to help us walk in victory. What I need is not necessarily what you need. So while some seem to have special favor with Him, that is not true. We all have the same opportunity to walk close to Him. It is a matter of our choice. He calls each one of us to walk with Him. The question is, “Will we?” WORDS OF LOVE! Read the rest of this entry »

Fear Reacts – Love Responds

Many people believe the opposite of Love is Hate. This is not true. The opposite of Love is Fear. Hate is born out of fear which is birthed in the absence of True Love. In fact, evil is born out of fear, in a vacuum or the absence of the presence of the Lord. This is shown by John in the scripture, “Perfect Love casts out all fear!” 1 John 4:18. Be a RESPONDER, not a REACTOR! Fear Reacts – Love Responds! Read the rest of this entry »

Seeing His Grace

When looking at others, if all we see are their faults and weaknesses, we will truly miss the most important thing, His grace working in them. They are not the ones who need to get the glory and be lifted up anyway, it should all go to Him. Without His grace & love everyday, I know where I’d be. Evidently He doesn’t care too much that we look broken and weak to others, because it wouldn’t have been any problem to have created us perfect like the angels. At some point we have to realize that it’s not about perfection, but rather a relationship caught up in His love. It is His love that causes me to want to change anyway. Why would I want to change for someone who I don’t think loves me? If you don’t know His love??? SEEING HIS GRACE! Read the rest of this entry »