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  1. What do you think of Christians getting tattoos?

    What do you think Jesus would do concerning getting a tattoo on his body? Can you genuinely answer that question honestly within yourself? If so then you should have your answer.
  2. Mercy me ~~Flawless

    His grace is sufficient (flawless). Therefore I will boast rather in my weaknesses that His grace will abound in me. I would liked to have seen what all that paint would have looked like splashed all over on a big canvas. Thanks for sharing video with us.
  3. delete

    Sounds like a lack of communication all the way around. Perhaps you should have called the bride herself and asked her direct. Sometimes things and people get overlooked in such occasions as this and it shouldn't be taken personally either way it was.
  4. Warning: Absolutely positive thread ahead!

    I'm a good listener and can sing Dixie a number of different ways except standing on my head. I can play guitar and I've written several songs. I oil paint and make beads from polymer clay. I can remember faces but can't remember names and I think I'm a cat whisperer
  5. Warning: Absolutely positive thread ahead!

    I'm not really sure how God has gifted me. I can't think of any one particular thing that stands out. Sometimes others can recognize our talents or gifts we have but we can't really see them in ourselves.
  6. Warning: Absolutely positive thread ahead!

    Hey don't you touch that....
  7. I'm Free!

    Amen thanks for sharing an old thread. Some old things needs saying again .
  8. So Why Am I Here On Worthy

    It is good when we find our true purpose or mission in God. Because it is then we can set our sight on it and go about fulfilling it.
  9. great changes.

    Praise God and thanks for coming back and sharing your testimony with us.
  10. The power of the blood of Christ

    I have to say Ezra there are many denominations and churches out there among us in the world. That actually do propagatethe message of a "bloodless sacrifice" as they've quit preaching the cross altogether leaving the blood completely out of every aspect of the service. They too have stopped preaching hell in the same aspect. But manysimply do not want to hear the truth of what Jesus went through on the cross. I admit it was awful what our dear and glorious Savior had to endure in order to show or demonstrate God's love to a lost and dying world who was without God and without hope while we were yet still sinners in this world. But many do not want to be part of a bloody religion. But that is exactly what it takes it takes the blood of Jesus to cleanse all our sins away making us whiter than snow. Without applying the shed blood of Christ on the lentils and doorposts of our hearts there is no hope of salvation and no reconciliation with the Heavenly Father. Access to God the Father is only obtained through Jesus Christ as he sheds his love abroad in our hearts. Without the preaching of the cross and Jesus Christ crucified people can't respond to the gospel and lives want be changed by the power of God Jesus said that man cannot live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Jesus was the Word from the beginning and was in the bossom of the Father as every thing that is in existence visible or invisible came into being by the spoken Word of God Jesus Christ. In which a man can partake of and live forever by accepting the blood sacrifice that God gave to the world that one spotless lamb being the only begotten Son of God as the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. But there was indeed a man sent from heaven that would take away the sins of the world and his name is Jesus Christ born of the virgin Mary whose Father was God. Preaching another gospel will not change lives
  11. The power of the blood of Christ

    I assure you that Christ finally did ascend back to the heavens after hisresurrection. You can read it for yourself in the book of.... Acts 1:9-11 - And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld , he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight...And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;....Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. According to scriptures it did happen literally there was nothing symbolically about it at all except that he ascended to the heavenly tabernacle instead of the earthly tabernacle and sprinkled his blood on the mercy seat in the Holy of hollies in heaven once and for all. Hebrews 9:23-28 - It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in heavens.... (emphamises is mine--the tabernacle and tent of Moses was patterned by God after the heavenly tabernacle and the other temples that had been built by the hand of men like Solomon's temple, Herod's temple to name a few especially the tent of Moses Heb 9:19-22)......should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made by hands, (emp. mine--being earthly tabernacles or temples).....which are figures of the true but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us Nor yet that he should offer himself often as the high priest entered into the holy place every year with the blood of others;....For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself...And as it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment:. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. -----the promise to us in Acts 1 above Christ no doubt ascended back to heaven and sprinkled his own blood once and for all on the mercy seat in the heavenly tabernacle not made with hand but by God himself. No other sacrifice would or could appease the wrath of God except the blood of the only begotten Son of God that would only have to be spilledbut one time, not over and over again under the Old Covenant Law of Moses as none not even one of the animal sacrifices could take the guilt of sin away save only one time a year and not continually.
  12. The power of the blood of Christ

    I believe that the blood of Christ washesaway every sin that one commitsin using theirbodies whether it be fornication, adultery or any other sexual immorality etc.,to commit said sins in their body. I toobelieve that every sin one had down in their spirit was washed away whether it was anger jealousy hate unforgiveness and so forthwas cleansedas God renewed a right spirit within that person and their will was changed to serve the living God. Thus opening up ourconscious toward Godwhich previously was darkened by oursins. The washing of the water by the Word also helps us with cleansing. God defiantly was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself as he is still doing this today If any man be in Christ he is a new creature old things passed away behold all things made new for this is the message of reconciliation we've been given that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself. The whole body of Jesus was given as our sacrifice for the sin of the world. It makes no sense to seperate Christ death on the cross (the sacrifice God gave being his only begotten Son) from Christ being the propitiation for our sins it means the same the just said a different way. Christ is the only sacrifice that would appease or satisfy the anger the wrath of the Father as there was none other but Jesus being that one spotless lamb of Godwithout sin neither having noguile found in his mouth. Jesus paid the ransom price to buy us back from the curse of the law and it was Christ's own body that he laid down willingly that was the ransom price he paid for our redemption. The life of Jesus given so freely was taken away from him so viciously andcruelas his shed blood ran down on the cross where he was. Our message should be the gospel of Jesus Christ and him crucified. For of a truth God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself. This is our message.
  13. The power of the blood of Christ

    I understand very clearly what the thread is all about. But to clearly understand your words and their meaning I have to ask you questions not start another thread. It is true that the shed blood of Christ on the cross sanctified and set us apart for God's use holy and pure. But it is equally true that the "water" of the Word does also help us to stay clean walking in our sanctification when weaccepted Christ blood as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Ephesians 5:25(b)-26- even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;...That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of "water" by the word. The work of Christ was not completed until Christ came up out of the tomb on the third day and spoiled Satan as he couldn't kill Jesus the Son of God who was God in the flesh and now he ever liveth and maketh intercession for us. You see Jesus could have shed his blood as he gave his body as the sacrifice but without the resurrection taking place Jesus would not have been able to enter the Most Holy Place and sprinkled his shed blood on the mercy seat. I just think it takes all three aspects when you talk about the "finished work of Christ" you can't have one without the other. For if one aspect of the death burial and resurrection had failed salvation the promise of everlasting life wouldn't be possible. The resurrection of Christ is just as crucial to our salvation as the gospel message is as we have to believe and confess with our mouth that we believe he died was buried and arose again on the third day all three are crucial to our salvation. I am very much on topic responding to things you've said thus far. I'm working my way up to the anathema part of the thread.
  14. The power of the blood of Christ

    ......Is it not alsocrucial to say that the resurrection of Christ is just as much a part of the "finished work of Christ" as his death and burial was??? and Why can't the shed blood be equated with the death of Christ???