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  1. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    Scriptures tells us that if we will draw nigh to God he will draw nigh to us.  If we want God close to us then we will have to get close to Him.  Prayer is a good way to get closer to God as we walk and talk with Him in prayer and relationship in humble submission to his will his word and will the bible.  Scripture tells us to build up our most holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost.  Praying in the spirit can build our most holy faith up.  Sometimes our prayers are based on fleshly lust of the flesh and are a miss and God will not answer them.  Sometimes we simply do not ask God for what we need thus we have not because we ask not.  There is a difference in praying in the spirit and praying in the flesh.  Just as there is a difference in walking in the Spirit and walking in flesh.  The saints need to learn the difference between the two.  Knowing the scriptures (His will, the bible) will teach you about God's Soviernity and his plan and how to pray to God the Father through the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.  Saints need to learn how to pray the will of God those things that are right and true righteous petitions not our will but His way for us to pray according to instructions given to us in His Word.
  2. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    I agree.  God is no further away than our hearts as we have this treasure in earthen vessels.  God through the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of our body which is the temple of the Holy Ghost.  We make our mistake in thinking God is so far away from us in time we can't reach him or he can't hear us when we pray.  If we don't believe God is there to start with how can our faith believe God will even answer our prayers.  But God is no further from us than a breath away He lives inside of us.  We can come boldly into the throne room and let our petetions made known to him and to find more grace to help in time of need.  God is right there and has been all the time.
  3. Isaiah 45:5 vs Psalm 82:6

    Well said
  4. How does one really know when they are saved ? by God ?

    Great scriptures MG and if none of those scriptures can't convince somebody who may be doubting there salvation nothing will.  My favorite is 1 John 5:13- I write these things who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.   If we call on the name of the Lord we will be saved and saved to the uttermost.
  5. How does one really know when they are saved ? by God ?

    Yes the Spirit of the living God bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God no longer in bondage to sin but set free to serve in newness of life Great scriptures Willa
  6. How does one really know when they are saved ? by God ?

    Rotten fruit - we have our fruit unto death - the works of the flesh - instead of the peaceable fruits of righteousness (the Spirit) manifesting in our life
  7. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    You didn't answer any of my questions.  I see you're still stuck on hell in that passage of scripture.  Just where can you go to hide from God's presence His Spirit the worst scenario you can think of God will be there with you or don't you believe that.
  8. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    Now you want to turn every thing into a translation issue.  Do you deny that the presence of the Holy Spirit is every where or are you limiting God's Spirit?  David didn't and I don't either.  No matter what translation I use or don't use.
  9. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    I simply gave you the scripture passage in which you asked for where David said what he said it is you who is making an issue about hell not me.  You are putting all your attention of "hell" that is spoken about in scripture that you are refusing to see that God's presence is all about us God is every where through the Holy Spirit of God.   For the record it was David not me that said even if he made his bed in hell that God would be there.  I've quoted nothing whatsoever other that the scriptures themselves in what David himself said.  If you want to get in a tissy then you'll have to do it with David and God's word.  I never once said that God was present in Hell.   But I do know God is every where and every where I go God is always with me.
  10. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    It is you not me that is making an issue out of hell as I've only said that the passage of scripture is reflecting upon the truth that no matter where we are in this life whether it be in the middle of the sea etc,. that God's presence the Holy Spirit is there with us. Yes I in fact do believe in unicorns which unicorn just means a one horned animal  there are a lot of one horned animals you could say a rhinosorous is a unicorn.  Do you believe in dinosaurs there not in the bible? Again your focus is on hell not mine.  But stick to what you want to believe refusing to learn anything new.
  11. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    The passage of scripture is reflecting upon the fact that no matter where David is at at any given time and no matter where that place may be that God in fact is surely there with him.  There is no place that we can go in this life where God is not there.  If you refute this truth it is you that is in error not me.
  12. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    King James Version Psalms 139:7-12 - Whither shall I go from thy spirit?  or whither shall I flee from thy presence?...  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:  If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there....  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;.... Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me....  If I say,  Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me....  Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day:   the darkness and the light are both alike to thee....
  13. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    David said this in Psalms 139:7-12
  14. Prayer and God's Sovereignty

    God presence exist every where in time and outside time.  David said that if he made his bed in hell that God would be there.  God's presence exist every place there is. God tells us in Ephesians that he knows what we have need of before we even think or ask it.  God has foreknowledge of all things before they happen it's our faith in prayer that touches the heart of God  It really doesn't matter about God setting things in motion ahead of time because God exists and is every where.  If we have a good conscious (confidence no guilt of sin) when we approach God we can ask what we will and he heareth us in 1 John.
  15. Can Catholics and Protestants find common ground?

    I actually do understand what I am talking about and discussing.  No where have I been criticizing as you claim.  But I have been giving my opinions and observation through the years.  If that is what is making you feel sad for me then you must feel a lot of sadness for those who don't share your personal views on things and there must be a reason behind that if I'm wrong please do tell.