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  1. There is much to be learned from the Old Testament, whether its statutes, ordinances, and decrees are still in effect, or not.
  2. Sometimes these issues seem like what I call: "the domino effect". Tiles are all lined up, and when you tip one, the others fall down in a pile successively - one after the other. Well understood! Praying for a clearing on the 'pile-up'. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  3. 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
  4. Im praising GOD for taste buds to enjoy the food that's been Blessed for us and the variety.....mmmmmm it is good Amen
  5. An inquisitor was an official (usually with judicial or investigative functions) in an Inquisition; an organization or program intended to eliminate heresy and other things contrary to the doctrine or teachings of the Catholic faith. Literally, an inquisitor is one who "searches out" or "inquires" (Latin inquirere < quaerere, "to seek"). I would like to share with you a brief sermon given to a small church in France from an inquisitor who left it behind to serve as a priest to a small community several centuries ago....There are many lessons within that we can also ponder and learn from. There have been many atrocities done in history in the name of religion and I know there will be more for man fails to ever learn from history but continually repeats it. People like to believe we are more "civilized" in today's world, but civilization is a thin facade easily shattered. ‘Dear friends, I stand before you this day in this small church and I feel such sadness in my heart. I also feel great love for each of you, for over the last twenty years you have become as family to me. I came to your town as a priest and you accepted me and you have been kind and you have supported me in our quiet place of the world. I am now old and I know that death shall soon come unto me. When I was young I was most zealous of the faith and I rose within the priestly order. I became an inquisitor, and though my intentions were just, I was involved in acts of cruelty and torture against brothers of the faith. In my zeal to fight heresy I became blind to compassion and mercy. I did not take human life but I am guilty of bringing persecution and suffering upon those whom I felt were heretics and against those who did not regard the sanctity of the church as I. In my youth I was foolish. In the name of Jesus there have been crusades and many have died for the furtherance of the gospel. I have come to understand that we shall convert more lost souls to the faith with acts of love and kindness than with the sword. In my travels I have seen many human cruelties and evils of the heart. I have seen good men and women beaten and tortured because they expressed their faith differently than I. I also persecuted many who serve the same God and the same Lord but they choose to worship apart from our church. Are we so certain that Jesus does not love them as well? Does he hear the prayers of all righteous men or just the prayers of those of us who follow this path? I desire to speak to you about the power of forgiveness. This shall be the last message that I give before you, and I hope my words will melt the judgmental hearts that still beat within many of you. I have seen men tortured who cried out for mercy, but not for my mercy, but for the mercy of Jesus. They prayed to the same Lord and the same God. One woman was thought to be involved in witchery and dark practices so she was imprisoned and given little food. I was there and she was beaten but she refused to admit that she was of darkness. She sang praises and prayed unto the Lord while she was beaten. The man who punished her seemed to enjoy her suffering and I was moved in my heart. I remembered how Jesus told us that there are blessings even when we give a cup of water unto one of his little ones. I stopped her beating and knelt and gave her a cup of water. She looked into my eyes and spoke words as did Jesus and the martyr Stephen. She told me that she forgave me and asked Jesus to forgive me and to not lay my sin to my charge. Would one of darkness show such love and goodness? I left my role as inquisitor and took a place in a small town and searched for answers to the questions that tormented me. Is Jesus only in one church or does he dwell within the hearts of men? I sought forgiveness for all of the acts of cruelty and I repented of my sins against those who love him. Friends you must be kind and gentle and have hearts of love. We must walk in purity and holiness. When Jesus was near death he did not ask for forgiveness of his sin. He asked his Father to forgive those who crucified him. Stephen did not speak words of repentance, he asked Jesus not to lay their sin against their charge. I have been at the bedside of many Christians when they were nigh unto death and most were seeking absolution and forgiveness in order to reach heaven. Live a life of forgiveness and walk in holiness. When you are persecuted for your faith seek forgiveness for those who persecute you, and live life so you do not fear death and doubt your heavenly reward. I thank God for that dear woman so many years ago who forgave me for my sinful action. Live a life of goodness and forgive those who trespass against you.’
  6. I wouldn't say rules exactly, but some strong admonishments. One biggie: Stay away from the occult, and help steer as many from it as possible. God bless! Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  7. I would say He has. I was on a self-destructive sinful and path wanted my life to end. The Lord filled me with the Holy Spirit which led me to the good book. Upon reading I became aware of God's law and how I was expected to live as a believer.
  8. It's sort of hard to celebrate Easter any day but Sunday, if you are working Monday through Saturday, like many are required to do.
  9. All the brilliant colors we have never seen! Beautiful!
  10. "Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”.... Mark Twain Some of the things that we put off until tomorrow shall never be completed for often that which is delayed will be forgotten. As a Christian it is imperative to move forward each day. Live each day to the best of our ability, and be grateful for all that comes unto us, and then let the day be past and let a new day be born. Learn from the past but do not be hindered by the past. So many live in the past and rest upon laurels achieved many years ago. There is danger in contentment if contentment leads to apathy and acceptance, for that which we accept and become content with may be far less that what is possible. Hunger and desire should ever be the fuel that burns within our hearts. I desire to be close unto the Lord this day, but my greater desire is to be closer unto him tomorrow. I am convinced that there is no such place as being too close unto the Lord. In the blessed Kingdom to come we shall be made perfect, but the continual improvements that we make in this life shall determine the perfection that we shall become. Let us all move forward this day as we take yet another small step toward the perfection that shall be.
  11. And to all, Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 1:4 I just wanted to start out here with a beautiful blessing, and I’m praying it for everyone here. I look forward to some great fellowship here at Worthy.
  12. Yes i know what this is like... the funny thing about it is after all this passes you realize it was meaningless.. maybe not like meaningless all the way I mean it brings you to a higher level of wisdom i think. But all the bad that people did around you was basically useless. Honestly I have no idea if I made any sense with that but I hope I did a little bit at least😃 Praying now
  13. Well, here we are at the end of what appears to be a "pinned" topic of page seven. I suppose no further entries are in at this time, but just an over-view comment... Great scriptures all! Nice to scan through these, and they were a real blessing to have them shared with those who took the time to make this thread. Thanks, and God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  14. When I found a Bible that I could actually understand, I could not put it down.So much good news to be found....So much ignorance in my church— deader than a door- nail.Nobody out there can fool me now....I know what’s in there.Do it for your own good, and make sure you ask The Holy Spirit to lead and guide you — you need His help to understand it.The Bible is a dangerous book if you don’t understand it. VERY dangerous.
  15. Hi tt, Great that we can encourage and uplift each other. Would make the Lord`s heart glad. Now I was reading a book by Corrie ten Boon and she had another verse to that poem. I lent the book to a friend but I tried to learn it. `My life is but a weaving, between my Lord and me, I do not choose the colours, He worketh steadily. Sometimes He chooses sorrow, and I in foolish pride, Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside, Not till the loom is silent and the shuttle cease to fly, Will God unfold His wisdom and explain the reason why. The dark threads are as needful, in the weaver`s skilful hands, As the threads of gold and silver, in the pattern he has planned.` all the best, Marilyn.
  16. Hi, Sonshine... Thanks and welcome! ! Proverbs 11:25... Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
  17. Hi, Patti... Welcome to Worthy! You will certainly receive good, scriptural advice here. I don't know much about the Masons, but I do know your girls need a calm, stable home with established routines. Could it be that your husband yells in frustrattion because he doesn't know how to interact with his daughters? Would he be willing to learn more about autism? Besides 1 Peter 3 that Willa mentioned above, a good proverb to keep in mind is Proverbs 15:1... "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Your family will be in my prayers.
  18. Welcome to Worthy, Sonshine. Tit 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Tit 2:14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
  19. Shalom Sonshine, Wow, what a great introduction! Such a nice blessing and sentiment to open with. Welcome to WCF! Love & Shalom
  20. Glad to have you here.
  21. This verse is not about persecution or martyrdom. It's about escaping our sinful ways. God will not allow a sin to come along and not give us a way of escape from it. For example, if a person is being tempted to look at porn, there is a way of escape. If a person is tempted to curse at someone or eat three pieces of pie or cheat on his taxes, there is a way of escape. What are those ways of escape? In my opinion and in the opinion of many others: prayer, memorized scripture, and transforming our minds. It's clear from the verse alone that it's talking about sin because it used the word "temptation". Looking at the context will make it even more clear. This is about sin, not persecution.
  22. 1 Cor 10:13 .... but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. One thing to keep in mind is that Paul isn't talking specifically of facing death here, he is talking about temptation. When looking at the original Greek roots it shows that temptation and tempt here can be translated "test", "discipline", "prove", etc... Whatever we face in this world the Lord will give us strength to face it, it will not be our strength and power but his. The scripture is one of assurance and peace. Martyrdom was faced by the Apostles and by many after them but isn't what it is necessarily talking about here. It is also interesting that after the word escape there isn't the phrase "escape so you can avoid it, or escape so you can run from it", it states, "escape that you may be able to bear it". With the Lord we can bear and face anything.
  23. Hi Patti, and welcome to Worthy. Without having to dig deeply into a bit of TMI for the sake this is the welcoming forum, yes, the Masons ie: Free Masons, are indeed a mysterious organization built on occult practices and beliefs. Also in past history, with ties to the Illuminati, they were an invincible force not to be reckoned with. So, it doesn't surprise me to hear of demonic oppression in the home, as a result of your husband's activities. Good news, however. Anyone can potentially be brought out of occult bondage, and freed by the power of our Lord Jesus through the Holy Spirit. Don't lose hope. I'll certainly be praying for you. God bless you sister. The battle is His! Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  24. To me the word "God" is a generic replacement word as a way to address the Creator of the heavens and the earth.. the entire universe and all that it consists of. In some bibles the word "God" is sometimes substituted for the Hebrew word Y-H-V-H. Which is said to be unpronounceable. In some bibles the word LORD is used in replacement of the tetragrammaton. Research says that the Hebrew gematria of Y-H-V-H has the number value of #26.. which is also the same number value of the Hebrew word havah.. which translates to love. I do wonder if the apostle John intended to convey that when he wrote "God is love". I've researched and discovered that the word "God" has it's origins in Germany. The word "good" is by the Germans pronounced "gauht", or was it goht"..? So, if I was to say "grace" as I'd been taught, before we eat, I'd say "God is good.." But to the German I might as well be saying "gauht is goht". Anyway I'm looking for a way to address the significant God in significance. Like maybe "God- the Source of all blessings." ------- What are your thoughts?
  25. Prayed again. God bless.
  26. In gratitude of unwarranted favor is a hidden treasure as far as I can see. Something of memory i will never forget. The burden I once carried like an old ox is now been transformed to courage. Plowing a field in winter for my neighbors has become a part of my own conviction with a Savior acknowleding me with favor. A favor I denied for yrs. While He wrote the Torah on my Heart. I ignored the author in my youthful ignorance. Till that fateful day I was asked," What do you think of my Son?"
  27. Peter's gospel and Paul's gospel are both the gospel of Jesus Christ. Peter learned it from Jesus during his ministry and the 40 days after his resurrection. Paul learned it from Jesus on the road to Damascus and according to him, through no man, but by a revelation of Jesus Christ.
  28. This goes out to those who have been comforting me in the recent loss of my beloved mother. Thanks, everyone. REJOICE WITH THEM THAT REJOICE AND WEEP WITH THEM THAT WEEP I want to personally thank each one of you... @IowaChristiangal @ForHisGlory37 @Tzephanyahu @PrayerWarrior @mercy100 @angels4u @In Him @SisterActs2 @Heybro @Cletus @Willa @plavious @Frances @enoob57 @Debp @Neighbor @Abby-Joy @Jostler @sugarbear @1to3 @B3L13v3R @C_Beth @HerLowliness
  29. Well of course one is saved by either gospel , BECAUSE PETER AND PAUL preached THE IDENTICAL SAME GOSPLE . And let us remember , HE has put NO difference between us and them . Same LORD , same gospel , always and till the end of days . And that IS the BEAUTY OF IT . James did not preach another gospel than did paul or john , or peter or any of the true ones . IT was the ONE SAME GOSPLE which and by which if a man so hears and receives HE is saved . And let all continue IN CHRIST , faithful to the last breath .
  30. yep the commands of Jesus
  31. . Let's pray for this guy that was in chat that God will change his heart too.
  32. Honestly, we should be "celebrating" [living out with joy] the resurrection of Jesus Christ every single day. What day was he resurrected? I can't say with 100% certainty. I hear plausible cases for more than one day. I celebrate with other believers on Sunday. Why? That's when my church meets as a body of believers. On Sundays. You say you don't celebrate Christ's resurrection on Sunday. Does this mean you don't unite with fellow believers on that particular day? Which day do you celebrate it on? [There's no wrong answer on that, I'm just curious.] With whom do you celebrate it?
  33. Hi Michael, I thought I`d go back to why His precious blood had to be shed for us. `Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning, .....from the hand of man....Whoever shed`s man`s blood, by man his blood shall be shed...` (Gen. 9: 5 & 6) Here we read that God gave Man the responsibility of government over man. And not only for shedding blood but all lesser crimes under that will require a reckoning. Then finally God will judge accordingly. But praise the Lord, Jesus came and paid the price for us as `all have sinned,` and need a Saviour, a Redeemer. The full price was paid in the precious blood of the Saviour. regards, Marilyn.
  34. Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. ~ Isaiah 52:1
  35. Love your name BTW. Hope you enjoy it on here. God bless!
  36. Welcome! Very nice name
  37. Marilyn C

    Its All Yours.

    Hi Behold, Thank you for your apology, and I have been guilty of misreading people`s comment too. Just to clarify also, I don`t believe God puts sickness on people. Man`s sin has lead to all sorts of diseases and these are passed down through the generations or passed from one person to another if some sickness is contagious. The sad thing is that when Jesus healed so many, not all received Him or changed their ways. So healing is wonderful and God`s desires for all to be healed but it can be a blockage to people receiving Christ. One wonderful day, there will be no more sickness. But meantime keep preaching bro, that Jesus heals, saves, casts out demons, and sanctifies us. regards, Marilyn.
  38. Thanks, everyone. It’s nice to be welcomed so brilliantly! Must be the Sonshine all around!
  39. Proverbs 4:18 New Living Translation (NLT) 18 The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
  40. Hartono said; "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, how about the martyrs?" Full scripture; No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corin 10; 13 This is about temptations, not trials of the faith. Previous verses 1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted 1Co 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. 1Co 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1Co 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corin 10; 13 The verse you quote Hartono, is referring to God's provision of escaping TEMPTATION, and a way to escape it (sin). There is no new sin under the sun, and God provides us a way of escaping them. We choose to flee (the right thing) or not (sin) It is not about persecution. For standing/dying for the faith. That is NOT what we want to flee from..........
  41. Hi Patti, Welcome to Worthy. Praying for your situation. Now you will get more discussion if this is on another section outside the Welcome area. Just get 5 posts, (to show you are not a scammer) and this you can do by replying here to the different people who welcome you. BTW are you a believer in Jesus? regards, Marilyn.
  42. Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. ~ Psalm 68:19-20
  43. PaulnotSaul

    Colors

    Just imagine the unnamable colors in heaven we will see in our new bodies..Amen
  44. KPaulG

    Colors

    Thank the Lord for wonderful colors!
  45. I’m so sorry to hear that, Kristin. Wish I could give you a hug. I know it’s not easy to be homeless. I just said a prayer for you, asking the Lord to provide a good place for you and take care of everything that concerns you. May He also fill your heart with His peace that surpasses all human understanding (Philippians 4:7) in the days ahead. Hugs!
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