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  1. Hello my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, I thought I write about the flip side of a topic, and how to recognize the attempts of the enemy to destroy lives and how you can walk in His victory! For the Apostle Paul taught us not to be ignorant of enemy's tactics and strategies. 2 Corinthians 2:112 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. So often, we can learn lessons by learning and playing "devil's" advocate. When we read this passage, Mar 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. Mar 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strongman; and then he will spoil his house. Here we learn a lesson that in order to plunder one's house you must first BIND up the strongman. While we realize in this particular passage this is referring to God binding up the strongman (Satan) and this is how Satan's house is plundered. But if you carefully analyze the enemy -- you realize that he uses the same tactics on us! Your house cannot be plundered -- unless you are first bound. And then Satan can plunder your house! Let's take a marriage situation. A husband and wife are newly married and they are just getting by. The wife hasn't had a new dress in some time, and while she's out and about -- she stumbles across a dress that is 75% off and a steal! She's in need of some new clothing and thinks to herself -- I should get this while it's soo cheap! Meanwhile, her husband is looking over a mountain of bills and thinking to himself, the only way to get out of this mess is to work "overtime" and starts to figure out how much he needs to work to cover all their bills. When the wife comes home, she's looking fine in her dress and the first thought of her husband -- planted by the enemy -- can you believe that your wife spent money on a dress? Of course, this feeds into his mind and reacts to the thought -- and gets angry at his wife and demands that she take the dress back. So he's ignoring the fact how good she looks in the dress, and ignores how cheap it was -- and allows a foothold to be set! The wife can't believe it -- and let's the emotion burn in her while biting her tongue. A few weeks goes by, and the husband is out and about and sees a fishing rod on sale -- and buys it! The wife sees the new fishing rod -- the enemy then brings back that emotion of what happened a few weeks prior about the dress -- and suddenly she explodes! And now you have the beginnings of how the enemy has taken footholds and then created strongholds -- and for the ultimate purpose of dividing a marriage! Now let's look at Luke and see what lessons we can learn from it. Luk 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. If you notice this, the strong man who's armed -- ready for battle -- ready to face whatever comes his way -- he's living in PEACE! If we recognize the first steps of the enemy's work in our lives -- knowing he's trying to create footholds -- you'll begin to understand why? He can't rob, kill and destroy you -- unless you are FIRST bound up! So we need to be armed with the Word, armed with the knowledge of the enemy's tactics, and be ready to defend what is rightfully ours! We need to take authority over the powers of darkness because that authority was given to us at the cross! Luk 10:18 And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Luk 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Luk 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." So we fight the good fight of faith, standing in His victory and be ready to pounce on every thought that is not of God -- that is being used to BIND US up! Be prepared to battle today -- put on the full armor of God -- and be ready to pounce on every thought that would seek to create a foothold in your life! When you do this, truly you will become a strong man who's possessions are at perfect peace! Your brother in the Lord with much agape love, George
  2. A Message to my Worthy Family This is my virtual greeting card to you. I wrote this poem for all of you. It comes with a prayer that your gatherings with family and friends tomorrow will be blessed. May we celebrate the Lord's triumph in His resurrection. And sing along with the old hymn " Christ the Lord is risen today. Hallelujah!" Celebrate The Wondrous Day by turtletwo This greeting comes to bring good cheer As 'Resurrection Day' draws near Christ rose and though He went away He will return for us one day Take heart in what He's promised you And thank Him for what He went through He bled and suffered on a tree He died in place of you and me So celebrate this wondrous day The heavy stone was rolled away He conquered death and offers men The freedom to be born again
  3. Please pray that my husband does not endanger himself.
  4. The reality is ... that Jesus is within all of us as believers ... so he's already part of Worthy ... whether you realize it or not. The real problem is when our flesh and soulish desires hinder what the Spirit is truly doing!
  5. Mom entered eternity yesterday, Feb 27th. I will miss her dearly but I take comfort in knowing she is with Jesus. My deepest thanks to all who prayed for her in her long and challenging journey that began on March 9th, 2018. God came through for her time and again. She wasn't expected to make it to April. It is amazing that she survived nearly a year from when her anoxic brain injury began! The Lord was glorified in the many ways she 'beat the odds.' Each hurdle she overcame was another opportunity to praise the Lord for His goodness and healing. As much as I will be lonely for her I would never wish her back to this world of suffering. She is now at rest and I rejoice in knowing that.
  6. Turtletwo asked me to post some of my poetry. I also have written some spiritual thoughts and devotionals, so thought I would post some of those, too. I have more of those than of poems. All Things to God, by Debp I cannot be all things to people, I must be all things to God... And God all things to me. Only then can I be What God would have me to be... To others and myself.
  7. there has been a group of people in my life who started a smear campaign against me that has gotten out of hand i am feeling its impact everyday, and it is wearing me down. please pray for me thank you
  8. Sometimes I think we Christians are too harsh on our fellow Christians. We are ready to pounce on one another for not coming to the same agreement about scripture. Or for using a different Bible translation. We are too ready to accuse our fellow brothers and sisters of being less Holy then us because they attend a church that dose things a little different then our church dose. We are all learning as we go on this walk with Christ. Some of us learn faster then others. Some of us need to grow more to get to be where Christ wants us to be. For some, God maybe leading them to a path that will take them to the work that He has set for them to do. Anyway, I think we need to be kinder to each other and not so quick to pounce on judgment of one another. Well anyway, that is what I think.
  9. Blessings Brothers & Sisters(& friends) Our Beloved Abby_Joy needs us to join her in fervent prayer......her precious 15yr old son suddenly had a severe migraine,he does not get headaches so Abby quickly got him to a doctor and the doctor sent him to the ER for cat scan/MRI They discovered a tumor in front of his brain and he was rushed to a childrens hospital .....since they just got him there that is all the information there is at this time ,as I know more I will keep everyone updated Pray with us for this boy's body to be healed......Lord God,Loving Father,we bind that tumor spirit in Jesus Name & cast it out-loosing our Most Holy Spirit in it's place With Your Mighty Healing Hand Touch him that he be free from any disorder,sickness or disease -to bring you glory ,Oh Lord as Your Living testimony We will hear no evil report and our Faith in You,Your Truth,Your Promises We ARE Healed by Your Stripe,no weapon formed against is shall prosper To God be the Honor,the Praise & the Glory in ALL things.....Thank You Jesus ,we Love You-in YOU we Trust,we BELIEVE......Hosannah in the Highest!
  10. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and have 3 children. His walk with the Lord has waivered throughout the years. He has a drinking problem as well. I believe he trys to be a good father my his worldly desires often leave me and our kids left wanting more from him. I think he has always struggled with self esteem and seeks attention from others. We've delt with infidelity in the past and from time to time he will make inappropriate advances with other women. I rely on the Lord for my strength and know God has called me to be stable for my children. I am asking for prayer for my husband today that he will find the Lord again and leave his worldly desires behind him. I am committed to staying married as I feel God is calling me to stay. I also feel God is calling me to quietly witness to my husband and pray for him. I have seen the power of prayer and know the Lore answers prayer! I'm posting my prayer request here as I know many Christians visit this forum and pray daily for one another. I'm hoping that the Lord will hear my prayers and see two or more gathered online rallying to pray for my dear husband. Thanks in advance to all who pray. I appreciate it! Lord, I come to you again first praising you for your goodness and grace. Thank you for sending Your son to die for me and my sins. Thank you for Your forgiveness. Help me to continue to focus on loving my husband with I Corinthians 13 love. I pray Lord that You open his eyes to hear Your Word and Your Voice. Please soften his heart and allow him to accept Your will and desire it for his life. I ask Lord that You heal and comfort his heart. Help him to walk away from alcohol and smoking. Help him to overcome his worldly desires. Please meet him where he is. I ask that you speak to him in anyway that will reach him. Please break through to him. I know you are calling me to me a missionary in my own home. Help me to diligently pursue You each day. Holy Spirit please give me Your gifts of wisdom, understanding, and faith. Help me to consistently connect with You everyday Lord. Please protect my children as You have each day. Watch over them and help them to know You and grow in their faith. I pray that you guide me as I guide them. I ask that you touch my husband and allow him to see how his actions hurt us. Help him to want Your will. I pray that he becomes the spiritual leader in our home. Burn wildly in his heart. I pray my husband becomes a passionate Christ follower. Guide him today. Holy Spirit fill him with your presence so he can follow you. Change his desires so they align with Your will Jesus. Thank you again Lord for your comfort, peace, and patience with me. Thank you for your forgiveness. I am broken and weak by myself but am strong and confident in You! You are my Wonderful Counselor, my Father, my hope, my peace, my joy, my Savior, and my God. Help me to think before I speak. Help me to remember this world is temporary and that my goal is to further Your kingdom here on Earth. You are good Lord and I love you. Hear my prayers Jesus as I lift them up to you today. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
  11. Some say that God gave us two ears and only one mouth for a reason. So that we could do more listening and less spouting off at the mouth We should always pray before we speak, asking the following: "Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." (James 1:19-20) Any input including scriptures about this are welcome.
  12. Hello my brothers and sisters in the Lord, Most people don't realize the radical experiment we are doing here! I want you to imagine yourself -- hundreds of years ago -- when all the different denominations were starting! While everyone was insisting their beliefs were the "only" correct way to worship God -- they were creating more and more splits and divisions! What we are trying to do at Worthy Boards is unheard of when you think about it! We are trying to unify the body -- while at the same time protect those fundamental truths that we can all agree with -- the need for salvation through Jesus -- the source of truth for living the Christian life found within the Bible. Read our Statement of faith! This experiment hasn't happened before when you really consider it! Of course, there's the ecumenical movement -- unity for the sake of doctrinal compromises! I'm sorry, but the fundamental doctrines of the faith can't be compromised. So often though when you have so many different denominations, you have many different avenues of thought that have never been explored by other denominations. Just because a teaching is "different" than one you are used to hearing, doesn't necessarily mean it's wrong -- it may be just different! But differences of opinion is actually a good thing whether you realize it or not! For God didn't create us to be the SAME body part -- but created us all different so that we could join together to form the body of Christ to complement each other! Oftentimes I learn by realizing other avenues of thinking presented by various believers. By allowing various avenues of thoughts we expand our horizons and allow the Spirit of God to realign our thoughts with the mind of Christ and continue our growth in the maturity of the Lord. So before you run out and cry "heretic" or "false teacher", be sure to carefully listen, and observe what someone is saying. I honestly believe that things "heard through the grapevine" have a way of being twisted -- but if you go to the source then you can carefully examine the fruit -- test the fruit -- and then make a judgment -- often times you may find that the red grape you were expecting to find was just a white grape -- it was just a different color, but when you examined the fruit -- you find out its still good fruit! We need to recognize that every word spoken, we will be judged for. And everyone that is hindered from hearing the gospel because someone feels the need to scream - heretic, false prophet, or demeaning someone in some fashion -- let's just say I wouldn't want to be that person sitting before the Lord at the Bema Seat! This is a problem that I do have and I want to voice my concerns now and I hope you carefully heed these words. When someone comes into the boards, who is not necessarily a Christian -- the first thing you should do is NOT castigate them. The first thing you should do before you even post -- what would Jesus do? Did Jesus say -- get away from me you prostitute? or get away from me you heathen? or say give me the first stone because I am without sin? Jesus didn't go closing doors, He went forth OPENING the DOOR so ALL could enter in! This was the Lord's prayer to the Father before He was crucified! That we may all be ONE! My wife and I don't agree on everything -- but when we disagree -- we agree to disagree! Sometimes it's best to say -- I agree to disagree! Love breaks down walls of division and covers a multitude of sins! So may the Love of God be abundant in your hearts so that the world can be radically changed through you! May the love of God be shown in all of your posts! Your brother in Christ with much agape love, George
  13. Muhammad or Jesus: The Prophet Like Unto Moses by John McTernan "The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken." — Deuteronomy 18:15 For Islam to be a religion, Muhammad must be a prophet of God. The message of Muhammad as recorded in the Koran is the foundation of Islam. This is seen in the confession to be a Muslim. This is called the Sha-hadatain. The second part of the Shahadatain follows: "... that Muhammad is His messenger to all human beings till the Day of Judgment." By Messenger, the Koran means prophet. According to Islam, he is the final prophet or seal of the prophets: "Muhammad... [he is] the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things" (Sura 33:40). Islam teaches not only is Muhammad the seal of the prophets but he is the greatest of the prophets. He is equal to or greater than Moses. Islam believes that Muhammad is the special prophet the Bible mentions will be like Moses. This verse from the Bible follows: "I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him" (Deut. 18:18). The Koran states that Muhammad is the Prophet who will be like unto Moses. Muhammad came with the final message which everyone has to obey: "Say: I am not the first of the apostles, and I do not know what will be done with me or with you: I do not follow anything but that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing but a plain warner. Say: Have you considered if it is from Allah, and you disbelieve in it, and a witness from among the children of Israel has borne witness of one like him, so he believed, while you are big with pride; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people" (Sura 46:9-10). What It Means To Be Prophet Like Unto Moses There are five outstanding characteristics that have to be met. The Bible teaches that Moses is different than all the other Old Testament prophets. To be the prophet like Moses of Deuteronomy 18, these five characteristics have to be met. These requirements follow: 1. God spoke directly to Moses. All other prophets received their revelation by visions or dreams. Moses' revelation was directly from the mouth of God. "And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?" (Num. 12:6-8). 2. Moses was in the direct presence of God. He saw the similitude or form of the LORD. Moses glowed from being in direct presence of God's glory. "And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him" (Exod. 34:29-30). 3. Moses brought in a blood covenant relationship with God. The other prophets built upon this covenant, but no other Old Testament prophet brought in a different covenant. "And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words. Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness" (Exod. 24:8-10). 4. Moses did mighty signs and wonders. God used Moses to split the Red Sea. " And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left" (Exod. 14:21-22). 5. Moses prophesied of the future. Moses gave entire chapters of prophecy. His prophecy centered on the people and nation of Israel. "Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD" (Lev. 26:42,44-45). 6. The prophet has to be a Jew. The Prophet like Moses will have to come from one of the tribes of Israel. The context of Deutromony 18 makes it clear that the brethren means someone from one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Deuteronomy 18:1,2,7,15 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel... 2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them. 7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD. 15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; The Test of Muhammad as the Prophet Like unto Moses Using the five criteria of Moses being a special prophet, let's test the Muslim's claim that Muhammad is the special prophet like Moses which the Koran claims. 1. God spoke directly with Moses. Muhammad fails because the Koran shows he received his message from an angel. "Then I swear by the angels who bring down the revelation" (Sura 77:5). "Say: Whoever is the enemy of Jibreel— for surely he revealed it to your heart by Allah's command, verifying that which is before it and guidance and good news for the believers" (Sura 2:97). 2. The Koran never reported that Muhammad was literally in the direct presence of God. 3. Muhammad never brought in a blood covenant with God, but his message went directly against the revealed word of God. Muhammad denied the basis for the New Testament covenant which is the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross. "And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa (Jesus) son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so" (Sura 4:157). 4. The Koran reports no signs and wonders of Muhammad. 5. Muhammad made no prophecies in the Koran. The Muslims call Sura 30 the Great Prophecy: This Sura is often used as proof Muhammad was a prophet. "The Romans are vanquished, In a near land, and they, after being vanquished, shall overcome, Within a few years. Allah's is the command before and after; and on that day the believers shall rejoice" (Sura 30:2-4). Sura 30 is not a valid prophecy: The Romans, who were the Byzantines, were always at war. A near land is not identified. The location to judge the near land is not identified in the Koran. Is it Jerusalem, Mecca, or Medina etc.? What is a few years? No date is give for this prophecy so within a few years can be identified. The fulfillment is not recorded in the Koran. It is impossible to verify that Sura 30:2-4 is a valid prophecy. 6. Muhammad was not a Jew. This just by itself eliminates Muhammad from being the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18. Muhammad fails the test of prophet in general and specifically he is not the prophet like unto Moses. Therefore his message as written in the Koran is to be totally rejected. He cannot be classified as a prophet because he made no prophecy which could be tested. The Muslim's claim that Muhammad is the seal of the prophets has no authority as there is no proof in the Koran that Muhammad was a true prophet of God. The Lord Jesus Meets the Criteria To Be the Prophet Like Unto Moses The Bible says that the Lord Jesus is the Prophet like unto Moses. "And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: . . . For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people (Acts 3:20,22-23). 1. God spoke directly to Moses. God spoke directly through the Lord Jesus. "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works" (John 14:10). 2. Moses was in the direct presence of God and glowed from God's presence. Jesus was the direct presence of God, and He manifested the glory of God! "And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light" (Matt. 17:1-2). 3. Moses brought in a blood covenant relationship with God. The Lord Jesus brought in a better blood covenant with God. The better covenant gives the assurance of eternal life to all that believe. "For this is my blood of the new testament [covenant], which is shed for many for the remission of sins" (Matt. 26:28). "But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Heb. 8:6). 4. Moses did mighty signs and wonders. Jesus did mighty signs and wonders. The Lord Jesus raised a man from the dead after he was four days in the grave. The Bible reported only a few of the awesome miracles that the Lord Jesus did. These miracles were a sign of Him being the Son of God. "Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. ... And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go" (John 11:39,43-44). 5. Moses prophesied of the future, as did Jesus. Like Moses, the Lord Jesus focused His prophecy on the Jews and their dispersion and restoration. The restoration of Israel and Jerusalem would occur just before His second coming. Just as the Lord prophesied, exactly happened to the Jews. Israel is once again a nation with Jerusalem as its capital. "And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? . . . But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land [Israel], and wrath upon this people [Jews]. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled" (Luke 21:7,23-24). 6. Moses was a Jew and the Lord Jesus was a Jew. Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. The Lord Jesus qualifies to be the Prophet because He is the Son of David from the tribe of Judah. The Lord Jesus not only met the requirements of being the Prophet like unto Moses, but he exceeded them in all points. Moses was the servant of God, but the Lord Jesus was the Son of God; therefore, He was greater than Moses. "[Christ] Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. . . . And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; But Christ as a son over his own house ..." (Heb. 3:2-3,5-6). The Bible shows that the Lord Jesus is greater than Moses as He is the Son of God. God sent His Son into the world to die for our sin. Because of the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross, you can be forgiven of all sin and have assurance of eternal life with God. When you trust the Lord Jesus as your Savior, God makes an eternal blood covenant with you. Please repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus as your Savior. Eternal life is only through faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. He is the Prophet like unto Moses and those that do not listen to His message, God will require it of them. "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" (1 John 5:9-12).
  14. ...to simple brotherly love? Why do so many people thrive on conflict and strife? I don't understand the draw. Isn't it tiring to fight all the time instead of show kindness? I just don't get it. I know we're in a time when iniquity abounds and the love of many has grown cold. But as children of God, reborn and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ, we don't have to perpetuate it.
  15. Our oldest daughter had our second grandchild (first grandson) this morning. We're putting our house up for sale in a few days so we're fixing little things, cleaning, and starting packing for showings. We need to find a new house in the town we are moving to (which we'll probably do between offer acceptance and closing). Middle daughter (with oldest grandchild, expecting in May) and family are in the processing of selling their house to move closer to older sister and need to find a new place. Youngest daughter living with us is packing and considering grad school or other plans and maybe moving out. As of tomorrow, we've been in this house for 22 years, so lots of clutter, memories, and cleaning up. So, no clue if we are ending up in a smaller place or similar size or go for becoming duplex owners. I'll also probably need to be establishing a new consulting business in the new area we're moving to. In the big picture, this is definitely God's big move for us onto the next stage of our lives. In the meantime, it's a bit on the hectic side. In general, we're doing fine though day to day we don't know what we are up to and probably won't for a month or two. Any prayers over the upcoming days and weeks as anyone is feeling led will be appreciated. Thanks!
  16. Then I would strongly suggest disposing of those things properly.
  17. Greetings all, For all new members - When you first join and are still a "newbie" all of your posts will require moderator approval. After making a few posts in our welcome forums you will be given the ability to freely post in areas of the forum without restrictions (Controversial Issues requires 100 posts to participate, but not to read, and there are some password protected forums based on age and gender). It could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours for us to approve your content and take you off newbie status, no more than a day at most. This is a measure that we are having to implement because of spammers, basically. We will work hard to get your posts approved and get you off of review as rapidly as is possible. If, for whatever reason, you have posted and more than a day has passed without approval, please feel free to email us at worthyboards@gmail.com or by simply clicking "contact us" at the bottom of this page. You can also contact anyone in the groups Servant or Watchman if you have any questions regarding this or anything else. God bless, Steve_S
  18. Shalom my brothers and sisters, First of all, welcome to our online fellowship. It's our sincere hope that you enjoy your time on our boards. Recently it occurred to me that a great number of people have come into our online fellowship within the past year or so and perhaps you've never clearly understood how the ministry operates. So I'm writing out in full detail just how the Holy Spirit led me to create a system of checks and balances within the ministry to keep everyone accountable to each other. We have a very open and transparent ministry. First, a little bit about our moderating team. Every moderator on the boards comes from a completely unique and different background. There's no 2 moderators from the same denomination on the boards. Denominations do not play a part in our moderating style because our focus is not on denomination differences but rather our common bond in our Lord and Savior Jesus! So if you see a thread being pulled or yanked, it's not being pulled or yanked because of a difference in theology, but rather a problem with the spirit of the thread. Of course differences are going to be expressed in any discussion -- but how these differences are voiced is the reasoning for any thread being shut down. Now every single thread that has been started on Worthy is still in our database. Whenever a thread may disappear from the boards -- they are not deleted, but rather moved to a section hidden where an oversight committee reviews every action of the moderating team. This is where Worthy Watchman come into play. Worthy Watchman are not moderators, but rather a host of individuals that review every thread that has been removed from the boards. Every time a thread is closed, the moderator posts the reasoning behind why the thread was closed. Any problems with moderator actions are posted and discussed. Worthy Chat Admins review also act in the same function as Worthy Watchman in reviewing different threads and can voice their objections as well. So you can see, that every action a moderator takes is not only reviewed by each of the other moderators -- but also every Worthy Watchman and Worthy Chat administrator. So in essence there's nearly 50 people in moderation -- each playing different roles as a system of checks and balances so that focus is maintained! May the Lord richly bless you, Your brother in Christ with much agape love, George
  19. It took years for me to get the place where I trusted the Spirit of the Lord to lead me in both big and small decisions. It only happened after the Lord became my only hope and solace in life. I just knew I needed Him more than my next breath. Then, next thing I know, He rewards me with a constant sense of His Presence. It's true we struggle to trust the Lord sometimes. But we should be striving to grow in our faith. So what it looks like for me is that instead of witnessing from a place of self-reliance, I just do what I feel the Lord wants me to do in that moment---if anything at all. Christianity has become less about doing and more about being. Being loved, accepted, and cherished by the Lord. And then that naturally flows out into all areas of life.
  20. This is the delicate balance. First of all, we're a ministry of OUTREACH. However, sad to say, most believers have never been equipped, nor have the patience or the faith to be able to boldly share their faith. So the areas whereby non-believers can freely express themselves is limited to those who have the heart, the desire, and the patience to share their faith. They have the freedom to express themselves in those forums. There are no limitations to freedom of speech in those forums. As a matter of fact, in those forums, because it's limited -- we're actually allowing a deeper dialogue since as a Moderation team is not hindered with the thoughts in the back of our mind about protecting the flock. The main section of the forums is for Christians ... simple as that. It's a place for Christians to freely express themselves ... which honestly is hard to find these days on the internet. Honestly, it's combining the two different aspects of ministry ... outreach ... and discipling, nurturing, training and encouragement. They are two opposite objectives being accomplished simultaneously. Think about it ... if we're trying to disciple ... do you want a non-believer freely expressing their thoughts into a deep discussion that deals with deeper issues of faith? On the opposite spectrum ... if you're trying to desperately reach the lost ... do you want someone with little patience jumping into a discussion saying ... throw your pearls before the swine you heathen? or you're going to hell ... I'm done with you? When the reality is ... patience, prayer and a heart for the lost is needed. So we've isolated those who have this heart -- to have access to those forums. The reality is ... both have a place ... and both aspects are being accomplished. God bless, George
  21. ayin jade

    cancer

    Its official. I have cancer. Early stages so they say it looks curable. But still, its the c word. And I feel like throwing up. Much prayers appreciated.
  22. Here is something that happened yesterday and I havent posted elseswhere yet.... My drivers license expires in a couple of weeks and I have been dreading renewing it. Im bald, my eyes are a bit blurry thanks to chemo (they will readjust over time) and I havent seen the eye doc in a few ... many ... years. So I was stressed over 1) having a photo of bald jadey 2) having to make the time to get new glasses when my eyes were not yet back to normal. Yesterday out of the blue I got a letter from mvd stating that my drivers license has been extended for 5 yrs and I do not need to do anything to renew it. The Lord takes care of me even in small things.
  23. Hi there, Please may I ask for prayers. My mum passed away on October 6th, in hospital, with heart failure. I live 700 miles away from where my mum lived, and due to difficult circumstances I was unable to attend the funeral in person, after much trying to do so. A friend of mine live video called me from the funeral service, so I was able to watch it on my computer. Since my mum died two months ago, I feel like my life has fallen off a cliff edge. We are currently in difficult personal circumstances, that started just after my mum died, which is causing extra strain and stress, and my health has considerably deteriorated as well. For the last two weeks, I have literally cried all day, everyday. I feel like I am in a black tunnel, and every now and then I think I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, (not literally), but then it feels like it disappears and I feel like I'm back in that black tunnel again. I have a lovely husband, and although we are strong together, I know that my incredibly low mood is badly affecting him. Also, because we live in the middle of nowhere, we have no near networks of friends close by, and we both feel very isolated and alone, even more so at this time of year. I have my faith in Jesus. I am praying to him everyday. This morning I fell down on my knees in tears and prayed for him to help me, and to get me out of this black tunnel and return to some kind of normality again. I am reading his word, I have a close Christian friend, who lives near where my mum lived, who is being a great support via e-mail. Please can you add me to your prayers. Thanks. Becky.
  24. Counting... Counting down the hours till the new year arrives Got me to thinking ... What a perfect time to count my blessings from 2018. There are way too many to list here but I'll name a few. !) Through the trials of 2018 I have definitely come closer to the Lord. I admit it has not been enjoyable (the suffering) but it has been effective. Apparently, it was the ONLY way I could get to this point. After all, Father knows best. 2) The biggest hardship of this year was Mom's severe brain injury which nearly led to her death on March 9th.This was totally unexpected (and therefore even more traumatic.) God mercifully spared her life and even astounded doctors who 'wrote her off' that first month. Ten months later, she is still alive! God is good. He has brought her through so many complications since and healed her in remarkable ways. Yes, she is still in critical condition. But she is a miracle, all the same. Time and again. Praise be unto His Name! 3) After a long period of being unable to write poetry (writer's block), God started the creative juices flowing again by George and Ayin Jade setting up a Poetry Club here. Since it was started on June 26th He has graciously helped me write over 20 poems! I am grateful and give Him the glory. 4) I have made new and special friendships this year at Worthy. I have met brothers and sisters here who have blessed me through their encouraging words and stood by me with their faithful prayers. They have laughed with me when I have laughed and cried with me as I have cried. To my Worthy Family... Thank you for being one of the biggest blessings of 2018
  25. Busy week .... I resumed my immunotherapy infusion thursday. I dont seem to have any ill effects from it, so I should be with the every 3 weeks infusions. Before I began it, I met with the nurse practioner for my oncologist. She hinted at good news but left it for the surgeon to tell me. I saw the surgeon today (friday). My incisions are healing nicely. The area where the lumpectomy was done is healing nicely. The good news is the final pathology report. The lymph nodes all proved to be negative for cancer cells. So the cancer did not spread. In addition, the lumpectomy material showed signs of where the initial biopsy was taken back in july (which showed cancer cells) but showed zero cancer cells. In other words, the cancer is entirely gone. The assumption is that since the tumor cells were killed that any stray cancer cells are also killed. The surgeon considers me cured. I still have to complete the regimen with immunotherapy and radiation, which will be minor compared to what Ive been through already. I learned years ago that it is the Lord who heals, whether He uses modern medicine or not. Perhaps I will post that testimony on this thread later on. Regardless, He showed me the tumor so that it was caught early and He alone determines whether or not the treatment works on me. So He gets the credit for me being healed from cancer.
  26. Hi mabel and all you dear people praying. I certainly needed and still do, your prayers. I`m in hospital after having another, yes another colon operation!!! Wow, didn`t see this one coming but God certainly did. We are in Albany south of Perth. Now we could have been in the outback or anywhere, but God had us where the best surgeon was for this operation. Everyone was amazed at how I pulled through. It all started last week with more tummy trouble and finally I went to the doctor on Wednesday. She put me straight in hospital that night and I had a CT scan and Xrays. The surgeons (yes plural) said I may need an operation but they tried other things first. Then early Thursday morning the main doctor dais that they would operate that morning. WOW so after a three hour operation I had lost a lot of my big bowl and also another cancer, and will have to have a bag for a while, (till the Lord comes.) Was going well and the nurses were amazed, however last night I was very sick and have tubes everywhere. Haven`t been able to concentrate, but Trev has helped me to do this. Will write more as I get strength, In a couple of days. Love to all and so appreciate your prayers, Marilyn.
  27. It took three years fore to complete my Associates in Computer Technology but I'm glad I didn't listen when the psychiatrists told me I might be a "vegetable". God is good. He gives me good things. He's been my friend and guided me through great trials.
  28. My A.D.D. was quiet for almost 4 years. It has returned worse than ever, and I am in severe trouble at work for multiple mistakes caused by symptoms of my ADD. I m back on medication and other coping mechanisms, but they are not helping. This is not the first time I have had to start from scratch due to my ADD. I need this to be the last time. Please pray that God will heal me and bring me a new job, or help me redeem my current one. I appreciate your prayers.
  29. Hello everyone I have been challenged to share my testimony. Last month I turned 40 years old in the Lord. I know that there are people here who have had a relationship with God longer than that, but I celebrate the fact that Jesus found me. That's where/when I found myself as well. I was brought up on a sheep and wheat farm in Australia. I was the second of five children - the middle one being my only brother. We were quite isolated back in the day, and spent time going in and out of the nearest town to school (a round trip of about 40 miles). I wasn't socialised as much as the town kids, and was a dawky, skinny little thing - all arms and legs. The older boys on the school bus used to call my elder sister "chop chop" and I was "snot snot". I used to fall over on the gravel and scrape my knees; the scars are still there. My parents were good people - my dad worked so hard on the farm and my mother used to not only manage a husband, 5 children, shearers, and a house/food/keeping up, but worked as a farm labourer with my father as well. Neither smoked or drank and were very upstanding people. I thank God for my parents who looked after their children properly. I love the memory of them. I remember from an early age that, even though I was a dreamer, I knew there was a God. I had no idea how He related to me; He was just "out there, somewhere". Somehow I knew He was male. No one told me - I learned more later on - but I just knew there was a God. Nobody treated me as special - no one made a fuss of us and my elder sister and I have talked about how we thought we were "just extensions of our parents" - we didn't really know that we had an identity. Once I reached the age of 16 I left home and went to the "big smoke" - the nearest capital city. My parents had always pushed the idea that we had to grow up and learn how to "stand on our own two feet" and find a way to make a living. I was terrified, as I had never been away before and they kind of just "dumped me" at the YWCA hostel and drove off. Everything was in place, but I was so homesick that I cried for a week! And I was sooo naive! They gave me an all-expenses-paid journey through commercial college for a year, and I learned how to do the things you have to do to work in an office at the time - shorthand (what's that, I hear some of you ask), typing, book-keeping. The teachers called us "Miss ......." in order to get us ready to work in offices. I passed all the tests, and got jobs. By the time I turned 17, I had found my feet. I started smoking, I was going out with boys, and rebelled in a pretty big way. I went to a Leighton Ford meeting in a city park, and walked down the front to the grass. A nice young girl gave me a couple of books and I went home feeling elated. However, I don't know whether I was the seed that fell on the roadside, or the one that fell among the thorns - my newfound Christianity didn't last. For the next 10 years I blundered my way through life like a bull in a china shop; a restless, blunt young woman who said what she meant and meant what she said. My motto was - if you don't like me the way I am, then too bad. What you see is what you get. I was adventurous and didn't really care about what people thought. I would work, save some money, and move on to the next city. I was searching, even then. I wanted to do the tour through Kathmandu and Morrocco - it sounded so exciting! But I never got there. And I was such a sinner. The guilt was building up........ At the age of 25, I remember driving in my little green mini home from work one day in Sydney, and thinking "What's the point of it all? I am tired of going to bars and nightclubs, I am not getting anywhere; I am not achieving anything." I was a real nowhere girl, sitting in her nowhere land. Wondering what to do, I remember thinking "I want to help people." Anyway, off home to the unit I shared with another girl and more gathering of the friends for some more dope and listening to Jackson Browne, the Eagles, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart etc. etc. (And the Ozark Mountain Daredevils!) I had two lots of friends - the crowd that went to the footy and drank and partied, and the other crowd that listened to the music and smoked dope and partied. I came back to my home state and met a friend, who had been a Christian two months. She witnessed to me. 12 months later, I went back again. I was reading some Eastern mysticism book about "masters" in India somewhere and met her again. She told me "something wonderful is going to happen to you." How did she know? Who knows? Anyway, she gave me the name and 'phone number of a friend who had just returned to Sydney. When I got back I looked her up and she took me to church with her. All this last few months I had begun to feel drawn, inexplicably to "something"! It was like a pin being drawn to a magnet. Even now tears fill my eyes. I had been searching everywhere for (the truth) - God - but avoiding Christianity, because as I child I remember a fairly lifeless (in my eyes) church in town where Dad sometimes took us (C and E) and I wanted something "more exciting". ????? I walked in to the hall where the meeting was being held in my hippie type clothing and the small crowd began to sing in the spirit. That's all I remember - the people, the Pastor and them singing in the spirit! As I stood there with them, suddenly something flashed across my brain! JESUS CHRIST IS THE TRUTH!. I will never forget it. It is indelibly printed on my brain. I had found what I was searching for. I left that meeting with a tract, on the back of which was printed the sinner's prayer. There was no pressure. By the time I got home (my flatmate was away) I knelt down by my bed and said the sinner's prayer, over and over, so there was no mistake that God could hear me! I was full of guilt and sin and I want you to just imagine this. A clean, clear milk bottle. Inside this bottle was a balloon, shaped exactly as the bottle. The balloon was full of murky, disgusting filthy muck. He took the rim of the balloon and pulled it out of the bottle, leaving a clear, clean milk bottle. This was the picture He showed me. Later I learned about the blood of Jesus cleansing me from all sin, but at the time this is what I saw. It wasn't really a vision, just a mental impression. I WAS SAVED, SAVED, SAVED!! (February 11, 1978.) I walked on Cloud 9 for six months and one day I was looking for a new place to live, as I knew I had to move. I got home after looking for a small flat (apartment) in my little green mini and sat there and leaned back and sighed. Then I heard the words "I will get you a place this week." They weren't audible, but this is what I heard. The next day I went to work and was reading the Bible in my car and I heard the words "Go and get the Sydney Morning Herald" (newspaper). I said, "Yes, Lord, as soon as I finish reading this chapter." He repeated it twice, more insistently and I finally obeyed - that day I secured a tiny little place to live in and moved in a week or so later! On March 27, 1978, I was baptised in water at Sydney's Balmoral Beach. You may have heard of the most famous beach in Oz - Bondi, but Balmoral is a harbour beach and lovely. It was Easter Sunday, a beautiful sunny day and the whole church stood on the beach singing "I love you Lord", as I came up out of the water. Another experience that brings tears to me eyes. I remember everything about it. Then in May I knelt by my bed again and asked God for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I felt I was being lifted gently in waves, and I knew I was in the presence of God. I remember the bedroom, the colour of my bedspread, everything. I began speaking with a new language, praising Him. I received two visions. The first was of a fire in what looked like a grate. It was like a furnace. The next one was of a hand lifted up and so positioned that it showed a gold ring on the wedding finger of the left hand. I guess it was like God was saying to me "you will go through the furnace, but you will be part of My Bride". I stayed with that small church until 1980, when I went to do a Discipleship Training School in Youth With a Mission. Now, not everyone reading this will identify with what I believe (and know for myself to be) the baptism of the Holy Spirit. That's ok. We are all from different places, journeys and God deals with all of us as individuals. This is just my story, about my salvation. I love Jesus more and more and He is revealing Himself more to me as time goes on. He is my life, my love, my destiny and my home. Wherever He is, that is where I want to be. So, 40 years + later, I never want to live without Him. I cannot live without Him. He is my very breath. He is my Saviour, and I won't let go of Him, no matter what. Why me Lord? Well, He looked beyond my fault and saw my need. He knew just how helpless I was to try and claw my way out of the pit I had dug for myself, so He put His nail-scarred hands down and reached for me and rescued me. Why me Lord? What have I ever done, to deserve even one, of the blessings you have shown? NOTHING. NOTHING. NOTHING! He died to save me, an enemy of the cross. He has washed my sins away. He has given me a new life, someone so undeserving, so unworthy. He has made me worthy through His blood sacrifice on Calvary! He saw this blind and wretched soul trying to survive and came and got me. I will never cease to praise Him, as He has given me LIFE!
  30. My daughter is now 7 months pregnant, expecting my second grandson in May. She has been in extreme pain, which doctors now believe is a result of kidney stones. They considered doing surgery a few days ago, but thankfully thought better of it. Asking for prayers to ease her pain, and that the stones pass soon and without too much discomfort. Thanks in advance, God bless.
  31. I've been having some minor sickness for 3 weeks or so associated w/cold and flu season. Today, it seems to have gotten worse. My headache went from minor to more severe and persistent. I am more stuffy. My eyes are watery and I'm sneezing. I am also wheezing. I do have asthma and allergies, which don't help these things. I also have CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) which can make me more susceptible to getting sick easier. I've been know to have chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia, so I'm hoping it doesn't develop into any of those. Also, I have a hidradenitis suppurativa (skin condition of boil like rash) flare up in my lymph areas. It's painful and uncomfortable. I think I may have costochondritis. I had it last year around this time, and it feels the same as that. It's basically inflammation of the cartilage by the sternum. It mimics a heart attack, and feels like someone is stabbing you in the chest. If you would be so kind as to pray for me about these things, I would be most appreciative. Thank you! ~ Gem
  32. Not really comfortable at this time speaking on any specifics of what I'm going through right now but I will say that the situation I'm facing is the most difficult thing I have ever dealt with. It involves more than just me, but I'm the only one praying for renewal, salvation. Basically intercession that in turn, will affect me as well. I feel like Job, like I have daggers being thrown at me everyday. There may be a day or moment where the sun peeps through, but then, the very next day or moment later here come the daggers twice as many and three times as fast. My faith and resiliance to hold steadfast to the promises of God and against these attacks of Satan is strong, I know this is just a test, but sometimes it gets so hard especially since this is a daily thing. I find myself at the point of tears everyday, when it seems like everyone else doesn't care. Though that though could just be the work of the enemy as well. I am willing to fight this battle as long as God wants me to but at the same time I want the breakthrough to come quickly. I know that as long as I can keep my hand in God's hand I will come out of this victorious. I'm a asking for your prayers for my continued strength and resolution of my situation
  33. One of the main things I have been dealing with every day for years is spiritual warfare. It is a long, convoluted story worthy of a book series, and involves evil people as well as demons. I will not even attempt to describe the background story. I am just writing to say I suffered a HUGE attack early this morning, and I am in very very very bad shape and need prayer. The enemy is literally out to kill or destroy me. This is not an impression, which may be incorrect, but the repeated evidence of the events of many years. Please help me with your prayers. Thank you so much.
  34. The old lady is my 80 year old mother who still lives in a wee house in Belfast I told her about worthy and how I rededicated my life back to God the tears she cried we're tears of joy as she has been praying for over 25 years To God be the glory
  35. I am asking for prayer for my children and grandchildren and for my exhusband's family. He passed away last night, at home, and even though he was in poor health for years, it was still a devastating shock. Death is a natural part of life but I believe we need the Lord to guide us through the letting go.
  36. Frances

    Sam

    Sam became a christian! Praise God thank you Lord.
  37. Mornin' Folks, So last night I was in chat and the topic of atheists came up. I was surprised by the number of people that stated that they "hated" them some stating they "had no souls". Atheists are folks with hardened hearts, eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear. Basically they are folks who have not been sent the Holy Spirit and and brought into the light by our Lord. We, as believers, are disciples of God and it is our mission to help bring the word to people like these. So, I say we should not turn our faces away from atheists, but stand our ground and share the Lord's word with them. Be vigilant After all we are soldiers of God! Your thoughts? JJ
  38. For those of you wondering how I am holding up in the recent passing of my mom... It has been very difficult. She was my best friend and the last family member (from my past) to be in my life. This is a lonely time of adjustment. I am so thankful she is in Heaven and pain free, but I do feel a void where she once was. It has only been 10 days so this is still pretty early. Thanks to those of you who have shown kindness and encouragement to me as I grieve. I wrote this poem today to express it: In the good times and the bad In the happy and the sad Christ is worthy of my praise So my hands to Him I raise Though I may not understand Certain things which He has planned He is there through thick and thin Matters not what shape I'm in Though at times my heart may ache He'll not leave me nor forsake He gives grace to ease my plight He brings sweet songs in the night Brothers, sisters who have cared Words of comfort with me shared They have helped to ease my sorrow As I press on towards tomorrow
  39. That is when I start praising and worshipping Him. He has always been faithful to me. Sometimes I read the Psalms. Sometimes I sing to Him. Always I know that God will be with me through it all. Often I must pray like Jesus did, "nevertheless not My will be done but Thine."
  40. something not taught in churches these days is how to depend on God. many churches teach we are doing it for God. Even in churches that teach "sound doctrine" there are so many false teachings out there its pathetic. false teachings will not bear fruit... God will not bless it. and I am not just speaking to the obvious ones such as prosperity and word of faith doctrines. we got to get back to the gospel... which does indeed include repentance and not just defined as changing your mind. its time for christians to start taking gods word more seriously, especially on the basics. another problem is no teachings can be found on how to depend on God... reliance on the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us He would send another in His place, a Comforter. The Book even says when The Holy Spirit comes upon us we would receive power... and how many churches now preach the gifts of the Spirit are no more? I have experienced 7 of the nine gifts personally. I have no reason to make this up... and even more if I had not experienced them would have no knowledge of this topic at all. people are not prepared, not taught to pray for God to send us where He needs us to go, or to be sincere in asking this, people are not taught to pray for those on their path, that their hearts be prepared to hear and receive The Word, and they would want to repent... people are not taught to pray for God to put His words in their mouth to speak to the lost because we do not know what they need to hear... BUT God does! i hear missionary stories of saints in china persecuted and hunted so heavily they have to have the Holy Spirit tell them each day where they will meet in secret to assemble together and worship God and that no other way is safe for them. we honor God with our mouth... but our heart is far from Him. we do not draw near to Him. many of us get so close and become comfortable... but Gods Spirit is a consuming fire... mere christianity is My life for yours... we die to ourselves and He lives in and thru us... we become more and more like Him. there is one more aspect though... we are at a war and the spirit of antichrist is trying to overwhelm the church in every way. many are not going to change or desire God. many are going to go away from God farther. But i know one thing for sure... God is going to use those who are available. those of us who clean the inside of the cup. He will use those to do His will. He is going to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh. even the little ones will prophecy. and for a while it will appear we are loosing... but i read the end of the book. We win... We win. until then if the world vexes your spirit Then God is drawing you closer and we need to respond appropriately.
  41. My wife Betty has just found out today that her breast cancer has returned after 10 years. We need prayer on what prosedures and options we have dealing with this, and what Our Lord and God would have us do. We will meet with her Doctors next Week to find out what options are available for this Cancer to be removed. Since we are elderly we need to make the right decision. Pray that this will not be a problem, and we choose God’s plan for Betty to be Cancer free again. God Bless the Prayers of His Saints. Amen
  42. Her condition has not improved. Upper respiratory / flu / possible pneumonia... Her younger sister died of these kinds of symptoms years ago at age 26. I beg you, Oh LORD, heal my precious lamb!
  43. Hi please pray for my sister Wendy she has now got a second cancer on her stomach as well as the cancer on her pancreas Please pray for her healing and for her salvation and that I will be able to witness better to her Thanks
  44. I don't disagree with the content, but i think it's important for people to understand that unity should never come at the sacrifice of sound doctrine. I think it's important to address that concurrently. Addressing only one or only the other can lead to terrible consequences in the long term.
  45. I will try to keep this brief. Recently, I came to several conclusions. 1. I embraced bad Christian advice and a false gospel for several years after becoming a Christian. 2. Several ministries I followed, including the "grace/gospel-centered" movement, Steve Brown, Tulian Tchividian (sp?), etc were very antinomian. They dismissed the Christian's need to obey the law of God. Just because someone carries the labels like reformed, gospel-centered, evangelical, or biblical does not mean they are any of those things. 3. I'm really susceptible to false doctrine. So many of these popular ones are profiting off of putting their own spin on the gospel, and unfortunately I ate it up! When I revisited the ministries I had followed in the past, I knew I had moved away from their teachings. But now I can't believe I ever embraced them! I felt like I narrowly missed drowning in an ocean of lies. I can't I believed things like, "Repentance does not mean change." or, "You won't get any better unless you know that if you don't get any better, God will still love you." This caused a lot of confusion in my walk with Christ. Was I trying too hard and not trusting in the gospel enough? I started doubting my efforts to be obedient were effective because they weren't "grace-based". I often waffled between wanting to please God with holiness but not overcoming spiritual stumbling blocks because I thought I simply needed to be more rooted in the love of God. I only moved away from these teachings by the sheer grace of God. After reading an article giving an astute criticism of Steve Brown and the other "reformed" celebrity pastors I had cherished, I seriously wondered if I was even saved. But I believe I am because as a blind sheep, I still followed the voice of Jesus after reading the Bible for myself and eventually focusing on the meaning of "set apart" as opposed to cheap grace. To be sure, we are not saved by works. But works are the fruit of true repentance and and a regenerated heart. We are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, be sober and alert against false doctrine, and seek Holiness in order to see the Lord. There is nothing wrong with putting some effort into resisting temptation, having discipline in studying the Word of God, or living a holy lifestyle that honors the Lord. Those do not mean you are a legalist or haven't discovered grace. The Lord will judge all of our ways so we've got to take our fight against sin seriously. My conclusion of how to do this now is that we renew our thinking, not conforming to the world but being transformed by the Word of God. Not simply by focusing on the grace of God. Yes, the grace of God is beautiful and restorative, but it requires the right response from us in order for us to be the good soil for the fruit of the Spirit to appear. Fortunately, my husband has always acted as a counter-weight when I lean too far in the wrong direction. I used to think I was fairly good at spotting lies but I've asked my husband to help since he doesn't have the same weaknesses I have. I deeply regret being like Eve who was deceived in the garden. I can relate to the lost sheep that Jesus found. I just have to be way more careful with the wolves.
  46. I'm just now reconverting and prayers would be greatly appreciated.
  47. Please pray for an extended family member, Bobbie, who was in the hospital for a couple weeks after heart surgery. They transferred her to a nursing home where she got an infection in her wounds....she's now back in the hospital where they cleaned her wounds under anesthesia. Also, please pray for my elderly uncle Leo to have God's peace and strength to get through this. He and Bobbie share the rent as they are both on social security. Uncle Leo called me from Arizona today giving me an update and asking for prayer for Bobbie and himself.... he sounds very tired. Appreciate your prayers, thanks.
  48. Good day, fellow Christians, I tend not to reach out and ask for help. I am trying to change that with and through God. My father has stage four cancer in several areas. He relies on God's will but is assuming the worst. We are fine with being realistic. We know where we are going. I refuse to give up on hope, him and God. He has many loved ones praying for him, thankfully. This is a call out for even more. Please include him specifically or generally in your prayers. God is in control, he makes and lets everything happen for His reasons and glory. Prayers heard by God will be answered, be they yes, no or wait. I thank you for your time, effort and support in the good Lord, Jesus Christ, my Saviour and Lord. God bless you, GregoryB
  49. For the last 2 years it has been extremely difficult to the point where I would fall in and out of depression and cry non stop. I almost slit my wrists not too long ago. I cry out to the Lord.
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