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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

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!

A Fathers Love Artwork & Poem by Joseph James (Hartmann)I awakened this morning thinking about the Lord’s justice and He immediately gave me a very short story to write. It is a short story as one of His children discovers what His love really is and the definition of justice.

A Father’s Love

A man looked up to heaven one day, a bit irritated by his circumstances and asked, “Father, do you really love me?”

Father’s response was so quick, unexpected, and loud that it startled the man, “Yes, My son! You know I do!”

A long moment passed and the man asked a little more hesitantly, “Why don’t you care that these people are stealing from my business and hurting me and my family? I would really like some justice from You over my enemies.”

Father replied tenderly, “My son, you know I love you.”

“Yes, I do know you love me and I can see some of the ways You do, but what about this area?” the man questioned further as he elaborated on every detail, a bit more boldly. Now, that he was aware he had Father’s full attention, he was more than ready to hear His reply.

Immediately, the man was standing before the throne of heaven. His body became weak and his legs crumpled underneath him. The fear of the Lord was all over him as he felt Holiness and Pure Love encompass his whole being. He was also vividly aware that this was the place of judgment. His body started shaking as Father began to show him areas in his own life where he was doing the same kind of things to others. The man, aware for the first time of his sin, began to cry out, “Mercy, mercy, mercy Lord! Have mercy on me! Forgive me! I forgive those who are hurting me. I let go of the bitterness in my heart. Heal me! Please, do not hold it against me or them. I understand now. I can see. They don’t know what they are doing.”

Father’s voice echoed throughout His courtroom as He issued His decree, “Done! Now, I will give you justice. I will deal with the darkness, the demonic forces in My wrath and will reveal My mercy and forgiveness to the ones who hurt you. Now, you go and show them My love and forgiveness.”

The man, humbled by what he had seen and experienced, saw that Father indeed loved him and it was by His mercy and awesome love for him that He had delayed justice. He realized that if he had received the justice he had asked for against his enemies, it would have also judged him severely. He received a whole new perspective that day. “Father, I see You are just and You don’t want any to be lost. Thank You for Your kindness to me and my family. Most of all, thank You for helping me understand that You have the whole world on Your shoulders. I only operate in my own little sphere of influence.”

Repentance, forgiveness, love, mercy… Are they in our heart? Real Justice! A Father’s Love!

A Fathers Love by Joseph James (Hartmann)

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I hope this story touched your heart as it did mine as I wrote it. We have to realize that the Lord wants a personal relationship with each of us. 1 John 2:27, “As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. ” NIV He loves us so much and each one of us are special to Him. We have to understand that the person sitting next to us is loved by Him just as much no matter if they know Him or not. He views things through eternity, so He knows if they are going to eventually walk with Him or not. We see in the now. We have the choice to be His favorites. John chose to be closer to Jesus than all of the other disciples. That place was and still is available to all. How close do you want to be to him?

Joseph James

Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 3 books to help people get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!,” and “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In!” I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Some of these are on our site, YouTube in video, and available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints, and we have placed them on various products, (posters, shirts, mugs, steins, cups, shirts, mousepads, stickers, bumperstickers, etc.) at our Zazzle store online. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know.

Our main ministry site is, my products site and blog is, Janiece’s site, for her biography is, our e-commerce site is, and our product line is on our Zazzle store.

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Janiece and I travel and minister to individuals and groups as doors open for us to go. We are starting a new thing this year. We will be going to communities, as the Lord leads, and booking hotel meeting rooms to do concerts. We will invite those from the hotel as well as the community. We will connect to other churches and organizations in those communities to help those who desperately need help, and who, perhaps won't come into a church building. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. We’ve both been through a lot and have been healed and restored and that we have to pass on to others. We can speak through truth and experience because we’ve been there. If you would like to book us for a concert, event, speaking and/or ministry meeting, please use our CONTACT page. We hope we have helped to encourage you to go on and find the wonderful destiny God has planned for you. Psalm 139. Fly higher…

Books, Art & Music by Joseph James & Our Websites:
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Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life: The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story - Joseph James (Hartmann)

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I am presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and have just finished publishing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea”, titled “Illegitimate?” It is now available in the trilogy on this site through Amazon. We finished filming and producing the JOURNEY TO HOPE! 7 DVD Series with Janiece Turner-Hartmann and they are on YouTube for those who need help and encouragement. We are planning to take some time out to record some more music and then start touring early this year, 2017. Hope to see you on the road.

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