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  1. Hello! I am glad to be here at Worthy! I am a born-again Christian who loves God and Jesus is my best friend. He has healed and delivered me from so much and changed my life from darkness to light. I now know who I am in Christ and He is the center of my life. See you guys in the forums!
  2. Hi everyone, I'm DJ, I'm a fisherman, I used to own a Trawler called 'The Exodus', and I believe that I had a divine intervention. It's a long story, but it has brought me here today. I feel that I've been guided to Worthy Ministries to meet and greet fellow Christians and discuss our future. Really looking forward to chatting with you all. Please understand, this is my first time for reaching out online (Newbie).
  3. All I know is I'm not letting anyone bleach fluffy
  4. Hi JubileeJigsaw... Welcome. I'm sorry you are feeling sad and numb. I don't know what was going on in your life when you decided to give up depending on yourself and follow Jesus. Possibly, even though you made a momentous decision to turn your life around, you're still attached to or influenced by your old life in some ways. The fact that you brought your concern here and want to know what is happening to you is a good sign. If you still believe that Jesus died to rescue you from the bondage of sin and death, that He was buried, that He was raised to life on the third day, and that He appeared alive again to his disciples, as well as to over 500 others--if you are willing to put your faith, even if it is as small as a tiny mustard seed, in what Jesus did for you, you now belong to Him. You have been purchased with His blood and given the very precious gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will be working in you for your entire lifetime, transforming you into the person God planned for you to be before you were ever born. You may not have understood this when you made Jesus the Lord of your life. You can resist the Holy Spirit by continuing in some of your old ways that don't line up with God's will for you, but if you do, you will feel some misery and suffer some consequences. Resisting, however, is not rejecting. The Holy Spirit will continue to alert your conscience when you need to realign your ways with God's ways. Your sadness and numbness will leave you over time as you begin to read the Bible and understand what God's will for you is. His way may be entirely different from familiar old ways, but a great adventure awaits you! Ask in the name of Jesus for our Father to forgive you for your foolish words, and it will be done. May God bless you as you continue to walk in the way He wants you to go!
  5. I’m a new member and i would just like to say that i just need people to talk to more often about Christ. I want to know more about Him but i get too shy to go ask someone from church so i think this would really help me!
  6. Yes the climate change folks are pushing to get rid of beef, as are the green people. The un has a mandate to promote bugs as a protein source. As for me, I like my beef burgers. Too bad.
  7. Grilled onions, guacamole, tomatoes,and grilled jalapenos. With some steak sauce, that's some good eating.
  8. Servants Of The King To those who are encouragers I write this poem for you To thank you for your ministry And your compassion, too To our faithful prayer warriors My sisters and my brothers Who take the time to intercede For many needs of others Your caring words of comfort And the scriptures that you bring Are helping more than you may know Dear servants of the King Keep sowing seeds of kindness As you speak the truth in love Upholding one another To our Father up above
  9. I remember those difficult years and I too was bullied. I am praying for you Renee and your brother. Be an example to them of the love of Jesus by forgiving them. It's not easy but forgiveness is a choice, and then Jesus actually helps you to forgive them. God bless. Becky.
  10. Welcome. (after you post a couple more times in this Welcome section, you'll get access elsewhere on Worthy and you may wish to re-post this concern under another category in the Forum. Thereby getting a larger response) If you accepted Jesus as your Savior and invited him to be in your heart, and you truly meant it, then it is done. There is no changing that and He will NEVER leave you, no matter what you say, think, or do. You may still choose to follow your own free will and try to control your own life, but the Holy Spirit is in you and will never leave. Trust in Him. Allowing God to take over does mean you should read the bible and pray all that you feel in your heart, the good and bad. He will be there, even if you don't feel it.
  11. Repose, you matter very much to Jesus. He died for you. Welcome!
  12. Leenaa

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    Hi everyone, thanks for having me. Just left Fb to join you guys instead. I look forward to getting to know you/ Lena
  13. Praying for you again this evening Willa. I hope your hand is better today? Becky. xxx
  14. On a serious (well sort of serious) note, Proverbs has quite a few comical verses. "Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife" (21:9) "If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse" (27:14) (the night owl in me feels this one so much) "Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion." (11:22) Personally I feel like Jesus was well versed in sarcasm at times based upon some of His rather quick witted replies.
  15. Merciful Father, look down upon Wendy and may she be converted so that she may pass from death to life eternal. Help the family during this trial and bless them in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  16. Jostler

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    Job is one of the most fascinating books in the Bible to me. And I do think different aspects of the gospel are pre-figured and hinted at in many places in Job. Job is probably the oldest book in the Bible. Job probably lived somewhere close to the time Abraham did, and it would be close to 500 years before the Law would be given to Moses. It kinda changed my view of that period of history when I realized there WAS some pretty detailed knowledge of God and His ways among at least some of mankind in that era. Earlier in the book Job had lamented the fact that he was unable to lay hold of God, and ask for an audience to make his case and expressed a desire for an 'intercessor' that could approach God and make his case for him. Job repeatedly, accurately, expressed his understanding that if he could stand before God he would have no righteousness in His eyes. It took me a long time and quite a few passes through the book to realize Job was not proclaiming his righteousness before God. He was lamenting the fact he didn't know what sin he'd committed to deserve the suffering he was going through, and a desire for an audience with God to find out...so he could repent and be freed of the suffering. Job did err in allowing his suffering and lack of insight into why he was suffering cause him to judge his circumstance as if he were more righteous than God. And God set him straight on that when He did show up. The whole of Chapter 23 appears to be a lament at the lack of any possibility of coming before God to have his case heard. In the verses you posted several aspects of the good news were foreshadowed. The shedding of blood covering sin is one. I think ALL the OT mentions of blood sacrifice both here, and later when the Law of Moses codified and gave still more types and shadows of the coming Redeemer exemplified in the Tabernacle worship requirements point to Jesus and His final sacrifice on our behalf. It's easy to fail to notice that the very first blood sacrifice was in the Garden. Made by God Himself: Innocent animals died, by God's own hand, to provide cover for the shame of nakedness, which Adam's sin suddenly revealed. Blood was shed in this first "type" of the gospel. Abel obviously understood that the sacrifice demanded by God involved shedding the blood, the life of the innocent, was necessary. How he learned that we are not told, but his actions demonstrated he understood, and Cain's offering and God's rejection of it, and judgement of it, demonstrated Cain knew it too, but still wanted to offer the work of his own hands as justification. His offering was rejected. Amazing to me, but Job obviously knew the promise of a Redeemer, and he knew redemption meant deliverance from death and resurrection in a new flesh body that would see his Redeemer with his own eyes. And he looked forward to that promise with eyes of faith, longing to finally see that day. I think the gospel is very clearly pre-figured and portrayed in the verses you had us look at. Not only was the shedding of blood again revealed as necessary, but it appears God chose Job to stand as a type of the very Redeemer/High Priest/Intercessor Job had expressed a longing to see. God commanded the three friends whose words were hard and inaccurate in describing Him to sacrifice and ask JOB to pray for them, and He would accept JOB's intercession on their behalf. There is much more in that book, including the sin satan based his accusation on, and why God HAD to allow the test. Satan had LEGAL grounds before the Court. And used those to attack God's motives and His right (legally) to hedge Job and bless him as He had. I recognized there was something very wrong with my view of Job, and of God, when after reading the book the first time, I found myself nodding in agreement with the statements of Eliphaz and his two friends, only to find if I had been there, God would have rebuked me too, and I would have needed to ask Job to pray for me too. It took me a lot of time, rereading and asking for insight to even begin to figure out why. I am certain I still have not uncovered all the treasures in that book, but what I have been shown has made it a real treasure to me. It's interesting to note, we have five men here whose knowledge of God was detailed and broad. Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar took their rather astonishing knowledge of God and His ways and misapplied it to Job's situation, resulting in unrighteous judgement, for which they were rebuked. Only Elihu, the youngest escaped rebuke. Re-read Elihu's arguments :). Of all the 5 men, Elihu had the best understanding of God's ways and righteous application of that understanding to Job's situation. I do dearly love the book of Job We can discern a great deal about the operation of the Court....the "laws" that govern it and the work our Intercessor does now that He is revealed.
  17. While we won't be condemned for calling someone a name, I think it's best to watch our words. This helps us inwardly, I think. Also, it's more loving to others.
  18. That's right sonshine and company , now put those hands up AND REJOICE IN THE HOLY LORD . One thing a true lambs knows is this , MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE and they wont heed the voice of strangers , they flee the voice of contrary men . THE LORD has HIS Sheep. NOW HANDS UP AND LET A PRAISE OF VICTORY IN CHRIST be SANG to the LORD .
  19. This might not make any sense to you right now , but the fact you felt NOTHING when you listened to a audio sermon from rick warren I SAY AMEN ON THAT . ALL you need to do . just heed this and reap a huge reward . ALL you need to do , is turn off all Tbn , put down all other books , no rick warren , no ostein no nothing . Start over . Open the bible and pray to the LORD and learn With new hopes and great eagerness the Biblical JESUS for yourself . You will reap the joy of knowing the LORD . Just tune all that other stuff OUT , and open the bible and ignore the voices in your mind . THEY will go away . LEARN THE TRUE JESUS of the BIBLE , LEARN it as a child seeing everthing new for the first time . And we will pray for you .
  20. They are right. These students pay you to do their graded work for them, in their name, in order to achieve grades above what they themselves are achieving. Its cheating. If it wasnt cheating, they would quote who did the essay for them, and the privacy rules would not have to be stringent on who is actually do the students work. Ask yourself what would happen to the grades of these students if they didnt have someone else to do this for them. There must be some reason why they are willing to pay money for this.
  21. Praying for you, Jeffrey. May God cover you and all concerned with His peace. May He give you ears to hear and hearts to follow His leading.
  22. Hi, I am feeling lonely, and so I need Christian friends in my life now.
  23. At times the decisions and choices you'll have to make will be important but difficult. Thankfully, the Lord is willing go give you clear guidance. Why don't more Christians take advantage of this wonderful privilege? It will not make a difference to us until we truly believe that God is perfect in knowledge, all-sufficient in strength, unfailing in character, and unconditionally loving toward us. This is the key to trusting Him for our future. Reverence in the Lord means you hold Him in higher esteem than you do yourself. You acknowledge that He has greater authority and wisdom than you do. Are you facing a difficult situation? Do you really have reverence for Him? Then respect Him for God and do what He says.
  24. Precious one, I don't know you and I don't know what you are going through, your post is the first thing I saw when I logged on, ...but I do know these brother and sisters that are reaching out to you and I know they love you with the love of Christ and have given you Godly counsel. May I humbly ask of you one thing, with all of the Truth you have heard them say, ...after you go back to the world, ...would you please come back one last time and tell us what you have found that is so much better than what we have? I'll be praying for you Kay
  25. Well Blood Bought, the trouble is, I can loose my salvation. If it was just up to me, to keep it. But; For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us. 2 Timothy 1:12-14 He was able, He is able, He will always be able....... God is Light!
  26. Oh, hmm... Steak Skittles Dark Soda (Coke) Silk soy milk Sugar cereal (And maybe a visit to my cardiologist on the way home lol)
  27. Hi Willa, That sounds painful, and annoying. I pray to Jesus that He will heal your hand, remove all the pain, and bring your hand back to full health again. God bless. Becky.
  28. The biggest problem is the false teaching that we do not have to obey God at all. These people claim that all we must do is acknowledge Jesus. Of course we must acknowledge Jesus that's how we usually start. Finally, after 40+ yrs Christians are now being told that they must do what Jesus told us to do. I always thought this was plainly obvious but most folks will cling to their favorite sins as long as possible. I thank God things are changing.
  29. Amen. That's probably the very reason God gave us a sense of humor. The old saying is that you can never know a mans trials or tribulations until you have walked a mile in his shoes. But despite the circumstances, sometimes a little humor is all that's needed to lift the spirits and I feel like everything that lifts our spirit is probably of God.
  30. Hello all. New to the forums. If you can't tell by my user name I enjoy chess in addition to discussing theology, science and other topics. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
  31. Praying for you, your sister Wendy and the rest of your family. I pray Jesus meets with Wendy and speaks with her before she leaves the earth. Sometimes we don't know what Jesus does in the last days / moments of someone's life. I pray that you will know if she is saved before she passes into eternity. But even if you don't know at the end, we always have that hope that someone got saved in the last moments before entering into eternity. I shall continue to pray for Wendy. God bless. Becky.
  32. Welcome to Worthy, friend! Nice to meet you. Please know that this is a great place, and I’m sure you’ll find a lot of help and support. I hope you’ll enjoy your stay here. Blessings!
  33. Welcome. God bless you. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻
  34. I agree with johnthebaptist about being well-fed, rested, vitamin c and plenty of liquid. A cold can lead to a sinus infection so make sure she drinks plenty of water. Hot chicken soup and green tea helped me.
  35. If they are I sure am ignoring it. I love my meat. But all in moderation.
  36. The only contemplative prayer I know of, in a Christian context, is to spend time quietly in prayer, focusing on specific scripture, or praise and worship, or a specific need. No emptying of the mind at all.
  37. uh-oh.... i'm not sure the forum can handle another longwinded poster like me... (snicker)
  38. Funny, actual excuses written by parents.... * "Jerry was at his grandmother's yesterday, and she did not bring him to school because Jerry couldn't remember where the school was." * "Ronnie would not finish his work last night. He said his brain was too tired of spelling." * "Eric hurt his knee in a karate tournament over the weekend. He won his age group, but was in too much pain to do his math assignment." * "Amy did not do her homework last night because we went out to a party and did not get home until late. If she is tired, please let her sleep during recess time." * "Henry stayed home because he had a stomach ache from eating too much frosting." * "It was my fault Mike did not do his math homework last night. His pencil broke and we do not have a pencil sharpener at home." * "Diane was late on Wednesday. She fell asleep on the bus and was taken back to the bus yard." * "Cody was absent yesterday because we were out bowling until 2 AM." * "Tommy wasn't in school yesterday because he thought it was Saturday."
  39. I am very comfortable with both the NKJV and NASB. Both of those strike a decent balance between technical accuracy and readability I'm comfortable with. They are also translated from two separate bodies of original documents...which can give some insight into pre and post Qumran original texts. I've recently begun working with the NET, "New English Translation" as a much more modern language and use translation that is very readable and so far seems to represent a pretty decent level of technical accuracy as well. I'm still wanting to check a few more things but this may end up being the translation i recommend to new christians who are a generation behind me...I'm hopeful What I personally eschew totally is RSV and any paraphrased version. Paraphrased versions will transfer any mistaken assumptions the translators held (no matter how innocently) and I have enough trouble guarding my understanding from my own careless assumptions, much less absorbing someone else's. my 2 cents edit to add: IMO having an Amplified Bible near to hand when doing deep study is a HUGE help ... that's a quick reference that can often reveal places where a deeper dive into lexicons and dictionaries of the original languages are necessary or helpful. I read the NIV for years, but Zondervan has been on the forefront of all this push to make the Bible politically correct and i really don't care for that in the least. Some newer revisions of the NIV are really going off the rails with that and I really am not comfortable recommending that kind of thing. The original NIV isn't bad but it does have a couple things take exception to. bottom line is, when read WITH the Holy Spirit, an expectation He will guide us into all truth, and a listening ear, there's enough light in about any of them to lead someone to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
  40. Hi SeraTaru... Welcome! Journaling is a great way to record your thoughts. Sometimes we learn wheat we really think when we write. But how do you know what God thinks? There is one very reliable way, and that is to read the Bible. That's where you will find the story of His plan for your future. That's where you will find His best advice for every situation. That's where you will find hope and reassurance in the darkest times of your life. That's where you will find comfort and peace. That's where you will find stories of faith and overcoming hardships. That's where you will find what love is. That's where He will clearly speak to you! Perhaps an even better journaling idea is to read from the Bible first, and then write down your thoughts about what God was saying to you. How does it apply in your life, or what questions do you have about it? If you are seeking to hear from God, SeraTaru, you WILL. May He bless your search!
  41. Thanks for sharing, turtletwo. Be assured of my prayers for your son. May the Lord intervene in his situation and provide the help he needs at this time. He cares more deeply than we can imagine and is faithful to respond according to His perfect will. Peace to you.
  42. That's what makes it fun for me! In such moments you are at the school of the Holy Spirit, running you through what you need to know and address. Look at it this way - if you were learning martial arts from a master in the mountains, he might shout at you, strike you or work you to exhaustion. But is he doing it because he is unkind and wants to upset you? No, it's for honing, enhancing and refining your skills to make you a better fighter - a disciple of his school. In the same way, the Bible is not just a book containing the truth of the Universe, but it's also you personal training manual. What is highlighted to you today will not be tomorrow, and what is highlighted tomorrow is not right to be highlighted today. The Word is alive! Cherish each moment with it. Studying it is a form of worship. Love & Shalom
  43. Hi chris Ill be your friend Nice to see you
  44. Just to clarify, Salvation requires only faith. The works we do after conversion are the good works that we were preordained to do as believers. Shine on! Ephesians 2:8-10 King James Version (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
  45. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
  46. Yes, it means that Jesus took the punishment for our sins, and in exchange He placed His righteousness on our accounts. That is the only way that we can be in our holy, righteous Father God's presence. 2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. Rom 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness." Rom 4:5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, Rom 4:20 ESV No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, Rom 4:21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. Rom 4:22 That is why his faith was "counted to him as righteousness." Rom 4:23 But the words "it was counted to him" were not written for his sake alone, Rom 4:24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, Rom 4:25 AMP Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God].
  47. Blessings! When I got saved and was born again, the KJV was the version I got saved with and it is the only version I completely understand. I know how you feel about your choice of Bible versions when it comes to reading and understanding His word. I, personally, will never stray from that version! Ever! I absolutely love it! I hope you are encouraged by this. Praying that you will get another KJV bible.
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