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  1. Derailing thread

    Since I watch Super League and Rugby League on TV, most often the announcers sound much alike. Sometimes I can detect a bit of Irish or Scottish accents in the British, but usually it is the phrasing that is different. They say "He is quite good, is Matty." Otherwise they sound a lot like the Australian announcers. I do have problems with vernacular. One New Zealand announcer needed a translator--could only understand a few words. But I met a musician with the Newsboys whom I could not understand at all. His Australian was translated by his Australian band mates. I have been told I have a western US accent, but if I am around people from the south for anytime I lapse into a southern drawl quite easily. But not a Texan accent; Our nephew has one of those! His mom now has a slow talkin' drawl that is not so distinctly Texan. That is the type that is embedded in my mom's family that is easy for me to lapse into. I once commented that some of the family sound like Mountain Man on Duck Dynasty. lol People from Wallowa Co. in NE Oregon sound exactly like Walter Brennon in the old western movies. They originally came form Arkansa, I was told. Accents are so much fun! They are like colors. They keep life interesting.
  2. Why is religious freedom at risk?

    The biggest changes have been those in the Supreme Court that have not upheld our freedom to practice our faith.
  3. Meditate on the word of God, is needed !

    I had just started meditation on Psm 1 minutes before I read you post!
  4. Does the spirit of God live within Jews?

    The Holy Spirit fell upon people in the old testament and new to inspire them for specific tasks. But they did not dwell in them so as to never leave them as He does now. That is how we are indwell in the New Testament. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament He anointed them to be a king, or to lead the people or to go to Pharaoh, or to write the Books of the law. He fell on some to praise Him and upon others to prophecy. But David prayed " And take not thy Holy Spirit from me!. Psm 51:10 ESV Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Psa 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Jesus promised Christians He would never leave us or forsake us. The Spirit of Jesus lives in us permanently. We may quench Him, and others may blaspheme Him, but He resides in all true believers. He gives us light to understand the Bible. Saul had the Holy Spirit come and go continually. One minute the Spirit would come on him and he praised God and the next he would try to kill David. Even Peter confessed Jesus is the Christ one minute and the next told him not to go to the cross. That was before Pentecost. You don't hear of these things from true believers after Pentecost when He came to stay in us. Now we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. We may battle flesh and self but the Holy Spirit now dwells in us. He still comes upon us to empower us for specific things like He did in the OT, such as to preach the Gospel.
  5. How do you fight intrusive thoughts?

    This is exactly what I was thinking, Teditis. Thank you for phrasing it so well. God sees the people who are any part of this vile industry as lost and in need of prayer for deliverance from the pit they wallow in so they can know God's redeeming love. My heart weeps for them
  6. Introducing Myself - New Member!

    Blessings, Jesus is King, and welcome to Worthy. Willa
  7. New here

    Welcome, Jerry. After you have replied 5 times to our greeting, or have greeted others, you can post other places on the board. blessings, Willa
  8. 2 Sisters saying Hi

    Welcome, Ann & Lynn. We are glad to have you join us. We have people from all Christian backgrounds here, as well as an area where we can witness to unbelievers, which is why sometimes our discussions become intense. Since we try to show what Scripture reveals, the hope is that the Holy Spirit will lead us into one accord. But irregardless, God's love binds our hearts together. Blessings, Willa
  9. God sends them a spirit of delusion

    6 times Pharaoh hardened his heart, refusing to let the Israelites go after saying he would. So he lied to Moses and to God 6 times and hardened his own heart 6 times.. Then God hardened his heart 6 times. It was confirming and establishing in concrete what Pharaoh had already done. The things that happen in the end times often mimic the things that happened in Egypt, as though it were a foreshadowing of things to come. To the people who have hardened their hearts against Christ and His Truth will come the delusion, sealing their fate. That is why no one repents during the wrath of God in the last 3 1/2 years of the Trib. Plagues also come upon them which have to do with their false gods, as they did in Egypt.

    Kwik, you make me smile.
  11. The New Animal thread

    It's time to go out and howl!
  12. Rev. 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, Rev 21:11having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 22. And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. Rev 21:23And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. Rev 21:24By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, Rev 21:25and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. Rev 21:26They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. Rev 21:27But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
  13. Being 'Good' without God?

    Amen! to what Kwik said. God wants us to be perfect and no one can be perfect. We are self deceived if we think we are. We are only perfect when we receive Christ's purchase of our lives with His blood, and He confers onus His perfection when we have faith in His resurrection. I know a lot of good moral people who hate genuine loving, Bible believingChristians. They hate Christ in them. John 3 says they don't come to the light because their deeds are evil. We may not know what is done in secret or the hidden things of the heart. I am sure glad that God looks at us throughnot rose colored glasses, butblood covered glasses--the blood of Christ.
  14. Can a Christian be depressed?

    It is normal to feel depressed after a loss. That may be a loss of and arm or leg, a friend or relative, a home or a pet. Whenever we have a loss we feel loneliness and depression till we come to the realization that life goes on and we need to make the best of it as it is today. But life will never be the same again. When we are depressed we are focussed on self for a while. The way out is to focus on others and their need, then realizing that God is still in us and by our sides to help us through it all. We cannot blame ourselves for what happened or blame God. We can only accept it and go on.
  15. Can a Christian be depressed?

    They had no fear about themselves. They were unsure that the others had ceased trying to be good enough to go to heaven but were relying on the work of Jesus to have done it for them. By faith in the resurrection He places His righteousness on us and sets us aside as holy for His use. This is how we enter the rest. Heb 4:1 NKJV Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.4:2For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heardit.4:3For we who have believed do enter that rest,------- Heb 4:7again He designates a certain day, saying in David, "TODAY," after such a long time, as it has been said: "TODAY, IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS."4:8For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.4:9There remains therefore a rest for the people of God4:10For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as Goddid from His. We enter the rest of God when we rest in the completed work of Christ on the cross. We cease from our self effort to be good enough to go to heaven. We receive by faith His perfect life of loving compassion which moved Him to die for our sins, law breakingand evil hearts. He has completely paid the price and died in your place for your sins. Then He rose from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father, praying for us. By faith in His resurrection His righteousness is put on us. That is what impute means. Hebrews 10:10By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ oncefor all. . 10:14For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Romans 4:3For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." 4:5But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, 4:20 AMP No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,4:21Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.4:22That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).4:23But [the words], It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone,4:24But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,4:25Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [absolving us from all guilt before God]. 5:1THEREFORE, SINCE we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) God sanctifies us by setting us aside as His own for His own use. We cannot make ourselves holy by our own effort. He changes our hearts and desires so we want to glorify Him. We cannot change ourselves. All we can do is to follow the things we know He wants us to do. We can witness to others. We can visit the widows and orphans to do what little we can to relieve their distress. We can allow Jesus in us to love and forgive those who have wronged us. We focus on Him and turn our eyes off ourselves and our failures. It is by having compassion on and serving those in need that we walk in the Spirit,which keeps usfromfulfilling the lusts of the flesh. Gal. 5:16I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Rom. 8:1There istherefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.