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  1. Friends, from Jan 15- march 4, there is a kumbh mela in Prayagraj. Its a mass Hindu pilgrimage, and people dip in Holy river, to get ckeansed from their sins. this kumbh mela is held after every 12 years and also they calculate the dates. can you agree and pray, these people and Hindu priest going to kumbh mela come to know Lord Jesus and give their hearts to Lord Jesus and live a blessed life. God bless!
  2. Listen ... I believe there's a great misconception going on. First, there is a repentance unto salvation ... whereby one turns toward God for salvation. Do you remember the day you got saved ... for me, it was a unforgettable day. Now, if you want to live in a consistent state of revival ... you'll live in a lifestyle of repentance ... not for salvation, but rather to stay in a place of refreshing, joy, and love. There is a difference.
  3. Praise God for the good news my daughter had from the specialist today. It seems the MRA/MRI showed something like loops from one angle that looked like a problem but from the other angles looks ok. He is consulting with his colleagues to verify but even if there is a problem he would not operate as it would be too small and they would only keep their eye on it every year. Praise God also that God gave me peace during this time. My daughter is over joyed at the good report today!
  4. I can't speak to anything on a personal level, but I would like to echo what others have said to you. There is nothing wrong with taking medication when needed, the advances in medicine have all come about by God's will. Nothing that exists, exists outside of His purposes. I would also add that Luke was a physician himself, and I don't see anywhere in scripture where he stopped being a physician because he believed in our Lord. God bless
  5. Welcome to Worthy! I believe any time you are spiritual warfare, you have to be wary of how the enemy works. But I always tell people ... in Spiritual Warfare ... do not think you are fighting the battle ... leave the battle to the Lord. Simply lift the battle to the Lord and claim His victory. May the Lord richly bless you!
  6. I am having trouble right now. I really need prayer for God's help. Thanks I really appreciate it. God bless
  7. Friends on 10th sis. was supposed to get married, relatives will come today and now the boys family have cancelled the marrisge ceremony please pray God take care of us, specially my sister and parents and bless. Thank you!
  8. Most people who aren't Christians will try to act more holy around you, or else they will hate you and spread false rumors about you. It is their way of coping with conviction of sin. So just keep loving them as they are and be friendly. It heaps burning coals on their heads. lol Actually, haven't you noticed people will cuss and then apologize like they think you are a pastor or something? Well, pastors get a little tired of it, too. They just come to expect it. But most feel the same way as you. We are all just people, but we should be different or we are not letting our light shine. People should be able to tell by our words and lives that we are Christians. So keep it up. I'm sorry you are having a hard time finding people you can confide in. You can PM me any time if you want to talk. I am pretty transparent.
  9. Actually that was just the beginning. You see when you see the restoration of ALL things ... we're actually reverting back to Genesis when God said it was good. But I realize that you are going to view each and every point by spiritualizing Scripture. So let's go to reality that is observable to you? Is Satan bound right now? Or is he running about like a lion seeking whom he may devour? God bless George
  10. Mat 24:3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" Three questions are asked here with three different answers: When will this happen? (the destruction of the the Temple) What will be the sign of Your Coming? Whit will be the sign of the end of the age? We know when the Temple was destroyed. But neither the signs of His coming nor of the end of the age have been fulfilled in their entirety.
  11. I have seen you change tremendously, Mabel. Praise God for all His help in your life.
  12. The Lord is faithful to His promises. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3 I am so happy for her, Frances.
  13. Whether what you said is accepted is really moot. I'm grateful to the Lord that someone gave you that Bible that you have been transformed by the LORD. I do not agree with you that medications for mental illnesses are witchcraft. I, myself, have been on Prozac and it helped me tremendously. Also, when Paul speaks to Timothy of a sound mind, he isn't talking about sanity. He is talking about self-discipline and control. It's a Greek word, σωφρονισμός (sō-fro-nē-smo's) and it means an admonishing to a sound mind in terms of moderation and self-control. Paul wants Timothy to be bold in his preaching - not having a spirit of fear. He also inserts being self-disciplined. "Soundness" of mind comes from a self-controlled nature in being a true Christian. It isn't speaking of insanity or mental instability. Paul wouldn't be speaking to Timothy about that. I see a lot of people who don't believe in meds for people with mental illnesses who use that passage. I wish they would understand the meaning of the word. God has worked in you without meds. I pray he keeps a good work in you. He has worked in me and many others with meds.
  14. Sister, Let me just tell you: Jesus changes everything. Even in during my most severe episodes in the past, His presence was an enormous comfort. Even though I had to avoid books on angels and demons for a while, I credit my recovery to the Lord. Medication is your business, not anyone else's. Do what's best for you to get better and let everyone one else adjust or leave you alone. It is not a lack of faith to be on medication. I was just as much a believer on the meds as I am now, since I've reduced them. Follow the Lord, but in everything else, do what's best for you and everyone else' opinion doesn't matter. Will they pay for your expenses if you need extra care? If no, then their opinion doesn't matter no matter how spiritual they sound. Don't let them tell you you can't do your dream either. You may have to monitor your sleep and stress and not take on too many commitments. But your future is in God's hands. You don't know yet what He will do in your life. They told me I would never leave the facility. Well guess what? I work full-time, have a husband and am wondering the best time for kids. You can do anything. It may take some time and you may need a break from school or work. You may need to take 3 classes at a time rather than 5 or 6. But you can do anything. Considering you were coherent enough to write this post, you are most likely very brilliant with a high chance if functioning given the right self-care and treatment. No matter how bad it gets, remember. God is still there. He doesn't depend our mental health to be God. He is the Lord. He has the final say over your health. (I was diagnosed bipolsr Schizoaffective. That was five years ago. I'm not looking back)
  15. Why do people lie to me so much and pretend to be perfect? Is there something about me that makes them think they can't be honest or admit to having flaws? I have flaws too. I sin and I don't have everything figured out. Everyone I know seems to get this pr campaign to sound perfect. I hate it. I wish they would stop. I know they aren't perfect. But I didn't ask anyone to be. I just want people to relax, be themselves, and be honest because I care about them. Maybe I'm not meant to have others confide in me. Fair enough but I often have no one to confide in as a result.
  16. Mel I am so sorry. Praying for your sis and you and all involved and God's perfect will be done.
  17. After your a christian, sin separates us from God disrupts the fellowship, but confession and repentance restores the fellowship as it was prior to the sin. Keeping in mind that christians have this promise nothing can separate us from the Love of God. Romans 8 and Prodigal Son parable Even Peter sinned. Galatians 2:11-13 New Living Translation (NLT) Paul Confronts Peter 11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. 12 When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. 13 As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. I heard this and I like it. Christians sin less but are not sinless. 1 John 1:9 makes it clear we can sin. If we are honest with ourselves we know we are christians and sometimes we sin by what we have done or maybe not done. God is so good to forgive us and his mercy and love is so great. I Praise God for his love and forgiveness.
  18. I can vouch for the truth of this. It may not be the exact same circumstances but in my own life I've experienced God's freeing Power from mental illness despite being told by medical professionals that the answer was in medication. The world can only attempt to treat and cure and stabilise us and the troubles inside ourselves with the worlds mean - medication, breathing techniques, minfulness, etc. But we serve a God who is not conformed to this world. Of course God created doctors and medicine for us to use for our physical ailments. But when I read the Gospels I see that every case of insanity or what we would call mental illness etc, was demon possession or demon oppression, and Jesus and the disciples dealt with it by addressing the root cause - demon powers. I therefore truly believe that the majority of mental illness in the world today is a result of either demonic possession or demonic oppression (as children of God we cannot be possessed, but we can be demonically oppressed from the outside). I have found freedom from deep depression through filling my mind with the word of God, proclaiming His word, and verbally binding the enemy in Jesus' name. Not only that, but 10 years ago I experienced a trauma in my life, and from that day forward I was plagued by a spirit of fear which manifest in certain situations. I was told by the professionals that this is normal when you experience trauma, and that while I could try to manage it with breathing techniques and the likes, I would just have to learn to live with it. But do you know what? Four long years later I surrendered my life to Jesus and soon after He delivered me from that spirit of fear in one MOMENT! This was an immediate deliverance for me, and of course not everything will happen immediately. We must learn to use the authority God has given us through Jesus Christ to combat the spirit of fear and anxiety which are NOT from God but from Satan, and to use His very word to renew our minds and conform them to God's truth, and refuse to allow the devil to make us feel like there is no way out of our present circumstances. We must fight the fight of faith in all areas of our lives, depression and anxiety included. I want to encourage anyone here experiencing what the world calls mental illness that you do indeed have a sound mind in Christ and it's devil who wants you to believe otherwise and we must combat that liar with the Word of God and apply His word to our lives and we will see freedom, praise the Lord.
  19. On a less serious note: Personally I like satin, it's smooth, soft, shiny, way better than cotton if one can treat themselve it makes for nice bedding.
  20. And actually Israel was the ensample (similitude/living parable) to the church and we are seeing playing out before our eyes this prophecy being fulfilled concerning His new covenant temple, the church....in her falling away. It's why He has called His sheep to come out of it and go to Him outside the camp so as to not be caught up in her destruction....the strong delusion: Rev 18:4-5 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Living stones of the church are falling as we speak. That prophecy of Jesus you are talking about had it's fulfillment in the natural realm, so to speak, with the destruction of the physical Temple in 70 AD and taking place now is the spiritual destruction of the spiritual temple, so to speak.....aka the apostasy. It is God's judgment on a church that has turned its back on the truth and become just as idolatrous (worldly) as ancient Israel. We are getting so near to the end. 2Th 2:1-4 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
  21. The apostles and early believers had already entered the new covenant, and still were awaiting a new heavens and new earth, which obviously hadn't/hasn't happened yet. I tried to show on your other thread why the Law is considered to be fading away/disappearing....simply because it is still being kept by some.... believing Jews whose conscience is not yet free to discard it, since whatsoever is not of faith is sin (and actually unbelieving Jews who keep the Law as well, of course). Yes we are citizens already of the new heavens and new earth.....but as scripture says we do not yet see everything put under His feet, His dominion is not yet fully manifested.....but we are still looking forward to that day, when also we will see the redemption of our physical bodies, which obviously also hasn't happened yet. 2Pe 3:2-13 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
  22. It is amazing how Jesus can connect people that would have been complete strangers otherwise. I am sharing this because of some people sharing how they met people here on the forum in real life. Jesus really does connect those that are of the same mind, heart and soul. I felt led to share this. In peace
  23. Precisely.... Even after salvation, Christians fall short; and when we abide in Christ and use the Word as a mirror, we live repentantly, always striving to look more like Jesus. We know ourselves as we really are, but we thank God for continually removing our sin from us and seeing us spotless through the blood of His Son. The habitual sinner in Romans 7 is our old flesh body, the one that is going to keep on sinning even when it doesn't want to. As Paul points out in verse 11, this kind of sin deceives and kills. Anyone who continues trying to live in the flesh body cannot be a believer. The other type of sinner in Romans 7 is a believer who has recognized that he cannot keep the law, that it has separated him from God, and he needs a way back. He has repented of sin and wants it out of his life. He confesses that only Jesus can remove the sin stains from him. This sinner walks in the Spirit, the gift he receives at salvation. Romans 7:24-25 says, "O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God--through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. We are reconciled to God in Christ, and He is the only answer. Hallelujah!
  24. Father may many hear of the saving blood of Jesus shed at the cross at Calvary, may many come to realize through the Holy Spirit they need that cleansing. Amen
  25. 'And Moses answered and said, .. "But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: .... for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee." And the LORD said unto him, "What is that in thine hand?" And he said, "A rod." And he said, "Cast it on the ground." And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it. And the LORD said unto Moses, "Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail." And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: .. "That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, .... the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, ...... hath appeared unto thee."' (Exodus 4:1-5) Praise God!
  26. I am similar to neighbor, in that I really just live in the day I am in. I don't think about the future and I don't dwell on the past, but I suppose one highlight that stood out for me in 2018 was the birth of my second grandson.
  27. I removed comments concerning criticizing someone who is not able to defend themselves. I don't mind a videos whereby they condemn themselves as their agendas are exposed by their own words. Let's give evidence before simple criticism. God bless.
  28. Larry . I got a real bad feeling , due to preterism and so on , you getting set up for not a , BUT THE DELUSION . So how bout you tell me , what you see coming in the near future . Talk about your view on what you think is coming .
  29. may God continue to watch over your daughter over this.
  30. Let all heaven and earth Praise the LORD . The breaker of the chains of bondage , the freer of men . Christ the KING . Let all eyes , hearts , minds , be stayed upon HIM . And be on guard in these days , for we must always remember the flesh profits nothing . YE must be born again . All else is sinking sand . YOU ARE loved my sister . Let no man point to Rome , let no man point to a gentile, let no man point to a jew . POINT ONLY TO CHRIST and let all the people praise His name . And you know what the beauty of it all is , by grace for years I have sang this song , and the sounding of it never gets weary , IT ONLY INCREASES the joy and the hope and the peace . HE whose mind is stayed upon the LORD shall have great peace . For no matter what comes against them , no drought , no east wind , no scorching sun , shall dry that plant . FOR it is planted by the LORD and HE supplies its root to leaf with all the life giving water it needs to not only maintain in the harshest drought but keep increasing and bearing fruit . OH Their is no joy like the JOY of the LORD and let all joy in the salvation of OUR LORD .
  31. I'm afraid this isn't going to be very well accepted, but please consider this in prayer and the Word. Just to let you know we are on the same page, I've been crazy, not the political correct "mentally ill, but totally crazy, couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time, when out in public I imagined I saw people trying to kill me, talking to myself 24/7, couldn't sleep, didn't bathe, didn't eat, my mind spinning at 100 trillion miles per second, ...diagnosed schizophrenic, paranoid, depressive. County Mental Health was going to lock me up, they considered me to be a danger to myself and others, but God...., now I know it was God intervening in my life before I was even born again, ...for some strange reason they made me an out patient on the condition I took their drugs, the very first time I took their drugs I started to get high, the time-space dimension shifted, the door was open and I was looking through into another dimension, the dimension where the demons live, ...just like when I took LSD, that was the first and the last time I took them! A friend gave me his Bible with the Words of Jesus in red, I found when reading His Words a peace settled over me, my mind stopped spinning and I could sleep, it took 18 months to become sane, sane enough for Mental Health to release me, ...Father also brought a born again brother into my life, who became my best friend, he always had Scriptures for me when I was down, or slipping back, he was always there for me, always encouraging me to read the Word, to memorize verses, to encourage me and most important, to accept me just as I was, ...totally crazy! That was 37 years ago, may I humbly and in the Love of Christ tell you what the Holy Spirit has taught me? Any and all drugs that causes us to be in an altered state of consciousness, is forbidden for born again children of God, in the New Testament the word for witchcraft is pharmakeia and it means to take drugs, not aspirin or anti-biotics or medicines like that, but rather drugs that mess with our minds, mind altering drugs that can open doors into other dimensions that God didn't give to man to experience. Also, Paul tells us we have been given a sound mind: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7 and that coupled with: For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, Rom 8:29 And (we) have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him: Col 3:10 Jesus was never mentally ill, not in Eternity past, not for the 32 years He walked this Earth and not now as a Man sitting at the right hand of the Father, ...Father knew us from before the foundation of this Earth, He knew exactly what would be happening in your life today, ...you have been predestined from before the world was to be conformed into the image of Jesus, ...yes, we all are different, no one is alike, we all have our pah to walk with our Lord, but..., we all have be predestined, while we are here, to be conformed into the image of out Lord, Jesus Christ! I've given to you the verses my best friend gave me when I needed them, times when I was slipping back, times when I felt like I was coming on or having a flashback, times when I felt like it was just too hard to go on, it works, may I suggest you memorize these verses and speak them out loud if you are alone or in you heart if not, when you feel like you're slipping back, or it's too hard or anxious, ...these are more than just words in a book, they are reality, ...reality to those that are born again children of God, ...I tend to remind Father in my prayers of what He has promised me, like, "Father You said I have a sound mind," or Father, "You're conforming me into the image of Your Son Jesus Christ." Dear one, we are in a spiritual war and the battle is being fought in our minds, the enemy of our souls will use our flesh against us, actually we are are own worst enemy, those feeling you feel, that is just your flesh, the old carnal nature talking, energized by the devil, we resist the devil with Scripture and the enemy will flee, just like he did when Jesus quoted Scripture to him, ...remember, the just live by faith, in faith use the promises Father has written in His Word. One last thing, find a church that teaches the Word of God and not here particular doctrine, and fellowship there, ask for help, there will be someone there Father has already prepared to befriend you, ...you are not alone, you are an important member of the Body of Christ and there is a local body that needs your gift and talents. Lord bless
  32. Hi Annette, It was a very interesting year, travelling around Australia and seeing God`s wonders. But most of all it was the joy of meeting some people here on the forum and getting to know them more in the Lord. They were/are such a blessing to me amid a very trying time. The Lord had His Body around at a very special time. Marilyn.
  33. Thanks for praying! I posted this in Praise area but wanted you all to hear the good news. Praise God!!! Praise God for the good news my daughter had from the specialist today. It seems the MRA/MRI showed something like loops from one angle that looked like a problem but from the other angles looks ok. He is consulting with his colleagues to verify but even if there is a problem he would not operate as it would be too small and they would only keep their eye on it every year. Praise God also that God gave me peace during this time. My daughter is overjoyed at the good report today! Quote Edit
  34. You are loved sister . So are you all . Leap for joy in the Lord .
  35. Thank you all! I'm so glad that God led me to this site.
  36. Thanks for asking, and giving me an opportunity to provide an answer. I can only speak for myself, I cannot predict near future events, or would want to. According to my understanding of the future if I hold out to the end in faith the bible tells me I will live in the household of my heavenly Father. This may or may not be a preterist concept. My relationship with my Heavenly Father and His only begotten Son Jesus is of the most importance. This supersedes the preterist or futurist theology which I consider only open for discussion. OK ....Concerning the second coming of our Lord Jesus in our future, I am not sure. I find no scriptural magic bullet at the time to prove it. However the bible is loaded with time text to provide evidence Jesus came in Divine judgment of the Jewish Nation in the first century. Matthew 24 I posted scriptures to provide that evidence that have been completely ignored. All I am getting is statements about preterism. Why is that? 1 peter 3:15 Most likely many Christians have not looked into the theology, or care to do so. If so should not make broad statements concerning it. I think many Christians are enjoying their comfort zone. Don't we all at times. About that magic bullet I would appreciate some input BTW not to worry I feel protected by the Holy Spirit, which has not let me down for many years.
  37. Only the church at Jerusalem did this. Since people sold their land and all they had just to feed everyone, there was nothing saved or stored when the famine came. So only a short time later you find Paul taking up offering to send to them while he was establishing other churches. So it was perhaps the first failure of communism. The poverty in Russia and other communist nations show that not much has changed.
  38. You are welcome here, Sunlight.
  39. `God of love, of kindness, though the mountains will depart, and the hills be removed, we know that your kindness will not depart from us. With your everlasting kindness you have mercy upon us. We were all unclean, unholy, unrighteous, undeserving, devoid of any merit yet in the fullness of time your loving kindness reached towards us with great compassion. You who are so regal, king of heaven, reaching out to the unlovely, such is your great kindness, and we but lift our hands in praise and adoration of such love and tender care to us. In eternity we know that the masterpieces of your divine grace to be exhibited will be your loving kindness towards us through your blessed Son. May we ever be thankful for your loving kindness in Christ Jesus our Lord.`
  40. Me oh my , don't everybody go running to pet the Bengal tiger . No petting snakes either . cause if you do , ya might get the tooth or the fang .
  41. 'Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, .. he sought to slay Moses. .... But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, ...... and dwelt in the land of Midian: ........ and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: .. and they came and drew water, .... and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. ...... And the shepherds came and drove them away: ........ but Moses stood up and helped them, .......... and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, .. he said, "How is it that ye are come so soon to day?" .... they said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, ...... and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock." And he said unto his daughters, "And where is he? .. why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread." And Moses was content to dwell with the man: .. and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. .... And she bare him a son, ...... and he called his name Gershom: ........ for he said, "I have been a stranger in a strange land."' (Exodus 2:15-22) Praise God!
  42. Yep Hands On, I love being a Boomer, and funky is the right word. My mum used to tell me, if anyone ever asks your age, always say, “I’m as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.” I’ve used this often 😝
  43. John chapter 6 verse 44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
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