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The Mighty Hand of The LORD

“…(T)hat all the peoples of the earth may know The Hand of The LORD, that it is mighty, that you may fear The LORD your GOD forever”” (Joshua 4:24).

““The fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of The Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).

Here are other insights with regard to The Fear of The LORD: https://landon77daily.com/2020/11/29/the-fear-of-the-lord-2/.

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Landon

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Holy Grounds

Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses” (Joshua 1:3).

We later see in the whole chapter of Joshua 3 an outward manifestation of Joshua 1:3. The LORD instructed Joshua. Joshua instructed the priests, elders, leaders, and people of Israel.

When they all listened to The LORD and obeyed Him, The LORD provided a physical river crossing when the priests’ feet touched the waters.

Therefore, where Father GOD instructs us to go, He has already laid claim to the grounds upon which we do and will walk. All we must do is believe in what our LORD Christ Jesus has done for us. He will then thereafter do the rest as we take the first step.

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Landon

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Blessings from The LORD

Deuteronomy 28:1–14

Deuteronomy 30 in full

Deuteronomy 33 in full

Isaiah 61 in full

Powerful

Cool

Neat

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Power

Around 18:45 on the evening of Wednesday, 1 December 2021, the power in our Pretoria neighborhood ceased. We learned a substation burned, which led to the failure.

Where we stay we are accustom to periodic load shedding, otherwise known as rolling brown outs, to balance the systematic irregular supplies versus constant demands.

We make do with the resources in hand. We have learned this lesson time and again over the years. For what we have in hand we have become remarkably grateful.

We have passed seven (7) full days from the time the power stopped. It is the 04:00-hour of Thursday, 9 December. We are resilient. Yet, we are human. Each time we made plans to charge the simplest mobile phone or battery pack, let alone our laptops and lanterns, it has been one interesting experience after another.

My first response was, “This is simple. Let us pack the vehicle and head for the ocean.” Alas, that was not a viable option. We braved the first few days with the hope of using our relatives’ house. Lo and behold when their house became available their power failed, which was two (2) days ago.

Now we continue to sit in the complete dark during the night. We have no electricity. Nothing of our first world living standards and home are available for our comfort and use. We must makeshift bathing and drinking coffee. We must buy dry ice for the refrigerator and freezer at a steeper cost than our electric bill. We must be creative in keeping ourselves occupied without over thinking.

This is uncomfortable at best. We must simply manage what we face. The buzzing generators have become in part white noise, but their grinding now and again wears on the body.

One of the more humorous episodes was Tuesday, 7 December. We have no power. Our relatives’ house has no power. My laptop needs charging for Wednesday’s usage. I am considering the options.

Karien, Amalie, Kailey and I go to our estate clubhouse to buy food from the vendor. Whilst there the lady who helps with the estate management informs us that the clubhouse is open 07:00 — 20:00 for people to use for electricity, as there is a sizable generator producing adequate power. I am grateful!

We return to our house for our meal. I say, “Karien, let me move, so I can start charging.” I go to the clubhouse. Lo and behold the outlets have tripped! There is no way to charge anything! Now I must rethink everything.

I call my friend, Frederik, who happens to be at the gym and only home by about 19:00, which is 30 minutes later. He said he will let me know when he is en route. Interim I go to the mall next to our estate. And here comes the in part comic relief kicker.

Within perhaps three (3) minutes at most from paying for my Starbucks venti Americano, and having found a seat with a power outlet, there is a blackout!

What could I do?

By then it was day number six (6).

I packed up laughing.

I was in shock.

This is and was a freaking weird situation.

At any rate, the people behind the counter waited a while to see whether power would return. There was no movement. They offered me an ice tea in lieu of the Americano I so desperately wanted. I drove to Frederik and powered my devices.

Now having begun day number eight (8), I venture to say we are at a loss of words. Are we resilient? Yes, over the years we have learned resilience. Having two (2) children and two (2) dogs in what is supposed to be a nicer neighborhood, we pay a premium for electricity and location, it would be great to have the service accompany the premiums!

And here is where the story becomes more interesting. Yesterday, Wednesday, 8 December, we remain in the same situation. Around 20:00 I go to the clubhouse to charge. The security officer at the gate directs me to the lapa, as he will close the clubhouse soon. The lapa stays open on the larger generator until 22:00.

I greet two (2) young men sitting on the counter with their phones plugged into a power surge protector. They allow me to plug my power surge protector into theirs, as the other power outlet is not working. We all three (3) start to chat.

Along comes a younger man. We discover he happens to be a teenager in the high school across from our main gate. He is very much engaging in a good way. His social manners are nice.

An older man came to charge his laptop and phone. The other two (2) young men departed. The older man, teenager and I had a fascinating discussion about life. That aside it was great.

The older man departed. The teenager, age 16, remained. And then I knew as I felt prompted to talk with him about Jesus from the time he sat, we were able to do so. He then fully and genuinely committed his heart to Jesus!

As for the power: Welcome to the twenty first (21st) century! We hope electricity will be on by Sunday, 12 December 2021 — not 2022!

As for Jesus’ Power: Amen. Thank you. We praise GOD!

Shalom aleichem!

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Landon

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Our LORD Christ Jesus Is The Blessing. Choose Jesus, Who Is Life.

The Blessing of Returning to GOD

Deuteronomy 30:1-10

““Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where The LORD your GOD drives you, and you return to The LORD your GOD and obey His Voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that The LORD your GOD will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where The LORD your GOD has scattered you. If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there The LORD your GOD will gather you, and from there He will bring you. Then The LORD your GOD will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers. And The LORD your GOD will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love The LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. “Also The LORD your GOD will put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. And you will again obey The Voice of The LORD and do all His commandments which I command you today. The LORD your GOD will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For The LORD will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, if you obey The Voice of The LORD your GOD, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to The LORD your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul.”

The Choice of Life or death

Deuteronomy 30:11-20

““For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love The LORD your GOD, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and The LORD your GOD will bless you in the land which you go to possess. But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love The LORD your GOD, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which The LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.””

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Blessings in The Most High

There is reason for the third Scripture below dovetailing the first and second. The first says obedience is paramount. The second indicates some of The LORD’S blessings. The third acknowledges our humanness, weaknesses, and frailties on earth. When we are weak, Jesus is strong.

It is written that obedience is greater than sacrifice. Let us do our human best to love, listen to and obey our Father GOD by Way of The Bible and Jesus’ Holy Spirit as His Voice.

“So Samuel said: “Has The LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying The Voice of The LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams” (I Samuel 15:22).

““Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey The Voice of The LORD your GOD, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that The LORD your GOD will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey The Voice of The LORD your GOD: “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which The LORD your GOD is giving you. “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of The LORD your GOD and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by The Name of The LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. And The LORD will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which The LORD swore to your fathers to give you. The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And The LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of The LORD your GOD, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them” (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).

“And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with The LORD three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My Grace Is Sufficient for you, for My Strength Is Made Perfect In Weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that The Power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (II Corinthians 12:7-10).

Each of us have a thorn or a few of some kind or kinds. Each thorn of whatever type may in part seemingly attempt to hamper us in fully contributing to our spouses, children and Kingdom of GOD. Yet, The LORD states that in these problems that appear to weaken us, His Strength is mustered and we become strong.

Let us encourage one another to do our human best to love, listen and obey The LORD.

Let us encourage one another to accept The Throne Room Grace, Mercy and Love of our KING of Kings, Jesus, Whose Love covers a multitude of sins and even placates the largest and fiercest of thorns.

Let us lock our eyes on Jesus no matter the time, reason, season, and/or circumstances.

We know Father GOD’S Heart deeply desires and yearns to bless us.

We must believe and obey.

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Landon

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Blessings

“Nevertheless The LORD your GOD would not listen to Balaam, but The LORD your GOD turned the curse into a blessing for you, because The LORD your GOD loves you” (Deuteronomy 23:5).