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  1. Welcome fellow South Carolinian to the forum. I have prayed for you. By joining this forum it shows that though you feel lost you are trying to find your way or the way.
  2. Some christians do not take much money for their christian books. I believe C.S. Lewis donated 3/4 or more to charities. He did not want his name attached to the gifts distributed. I am thankful for the christian books I have. People do have to make a living.
  3. Yet the labourer is worthy of his hire and when thrashing they were forbidden to mussle the cow treading out the grain. How many hours of study is represented in a sermon you've listened to, or in a Christian book/blo you've read. If you have freely recieved from those hours of study, are you prepared to donate that amount of hourly pay to charity? Not all minister are multily millionaires, many are poorly paid and make extra income through writing. The hristian writers I know, not many, don't make much out of publishing and freely give books to missions that can use them. Here is a suggestion. Have a table put out in your church and announce that the congragtion can put unwanted Christian books on the table. People can take books from the table and make a cash donation. After a set period send the cash to a mission organisation and the books once sorted to missions that can use them, any that can't be forwarded recycle.
  4. Got lots of weeds in my garden shel feel free to come and graze any time
  5. Father, Isaiah 26:3 says, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." Please help Leyla put everything else out of her mind except for her trust in You. We know You are enough to handle the rest. Keep her in perfect peace as Your word promises so that Her life can be a testimony to Your greatness. Thank You, Father, for mercy and grace given to us in Christ. Please bless our sister Leyla with Your healing love. We ask boldly in the name of Jesus... Amen.
  6. Hi Not me... Thanks for another excellent post. I have been thinking all day about how BIG God's love is. I love the way this Psalm describes it: Psalm 36:5-10 New International Version (NIV) 5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. 10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. ...... How BIG is the love of God? My lack of eloquence can only answer, "Big enough!" At any time, in any circumstance, it's big enough, with more than enough left over to share.
  7. And keep posting here. I think you have to have a certain number of posts to come to chat. Maybe not a hundred percent sure. Try to come to chat. And keep posting too.
  8. Yep Yep ... but from a Messianic Jewish perspective ... i have researched the Seder Meal and our church is having their Seder Meal tonight.
  9. too late to pray before the interview but will keep her in prayer for Gods will in her life
  10. Hi heavensflower, Thank you for sharing and glad you have come to Worthy. You have such a caring heart, sister, to want to share of God`s love, and you can do that right here on these forums. And actually you are doing it right now just by saying about Jesus and His great love for us. You are in the Body of Christ, and as such the Lord works through you too, giving us here encouragement to look to Jesus. Now often we can look at our lives and what we don`t have. May I suggest you write down all the things you do have and tell the enemy who tries to put you down in your mind that what he is saying is untrue. You are much needed on Worthy, and wherever you are, at home at art class, for your life shows that you do not belong to this negative speaking world, but you belong to Jesus. Keep filling your heart and mind with His words and they will come out here and elsewhere too. Lovely to meet you, as you sound a very lovely person. All the best and hope to chat soon. Marilyn.
  11. I have prayed for her and you too. God bless.
  12. Omegaman 3.0

    Hi

    He has risen, indeed! (actually, He IS, risen, not has risen)
  13. Your post made me smile, CM. It isn't human nature to act against the flesh. It's God speaking to us and working in us that enables us to do so. If you ever get doubtful along the way think on that. It's evidence of God wanting to bring you back into the fold.
  14. In his koine Greek, Paul said "Pascha" - Passover - was sacrificed. What part of Passover was sacrificed, RW? The egg? The bitter herbs? No, the Lamb. The King James, ESV, NIV, Berean, NLT, and many more translate this as Passover Lamb as Jesus being called the Lamb all over the New Testament makes this understood that Paul is referring to Jesus as the Passover Lamb. Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world. And yes, Jesus described his body as bread.
  15. 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
  16. Right on Sonshine!!! May I expound an this..., Before the Creation of the heaven and the earth, God manifested His love for us: And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rev 13:8 Lord bless
  17. Read the book of Job again. Who are we to question our Creator and Redeemer? Since life is not worth living without Him, I must endure the testing and refining of my faith. It should be making me more like Jesus as I identify with His sufferings. Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
  18. Yes, indeed I most certainly am. This detailed description, was heard at least twice from the pulpit of two different ministers. Thoughts remind me of the film, The Passion. Thank the good Lord for His love and sacrifice. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  19. Won't you be my neighbor?
  20. I think you misunderstood that statement. I had thought the New Age was becoming a thing of the past, but it's not. It seems to have gained a new momentum. This proves Satan is behind it, but I always knew that. It's like Satan can't die and the New Age won't die out neither. Satan keeps it alive. We have to do 2 things. Be diligent in warning others about it, and to pray against it.
  21. After completing the Passover with his disciples, our Messiah went unto a garden and he asked his disciples to sit and wait for him while he went alone to pray. He went before his Father in heaven and sought mercy for he knew the cup from which he must drink. He returned after his prayer and found his disciples asleep and said unto them, “What, could you not watch with me one hour?” (Matthew 26:10) These words weigh heavy upon my soul this day as I prepare to partake of the Lord’s Passover. How many hours has the Lord watched with me in the years of my life? He has watched with me, and he has watched over me, and has helped me through many trials, dangers, and dark hours and never has he slumbered and never has he left me. He has been with me through sickness and injury, and he has been with me in the dark times when I have stumbled and my faith has wavered. Not once has he failed to watch and not once has he slept. So many hours he has watched and waited with me in my desperate times of need. Can I not watch one hour with my Savior? Can I not be a man who will faithfully stand with him and be one who gladly claims him as my Savior and King? I will not be ashamed to be called a Christian and I will not be ashamed to stand and watch with my Lord. With all the hours he has given me, can I not watch and wait for him? I will watch, and I will pray, and I will wait for him as I have waited most of the days of my life. He shall return unto us one day, and will he find us watching and waiting or will he find us asleep?
  22. I prayed for you. God will never give up on you. I understand how you feel. I'm in a terrible situation now. You must have faith that everything will be okay. God bless you.
  23. Close enough, I will have to find another guinea pig.
  24. Sorry, I don't know the lady you quoted and haven't read the article yet. I believe our society is breeding loneliness. That may seem strange with facebook, twitter, cell phones, and forums like this... but families, neighbors and yes church members aren't as close as they once were. I miss the times of a front porch here in the south. There was a time in our nation when neighbors came by to visit or you visited them and spent time talking. I remember sitting with an elderly gentleman a number of years ago on his front porch and he had his grandchildren playing in the yard. I took a moment and showed a boy how to tie a string around the back legs of a junebug and have it fly over his head like a spinning top. The older gentleman just sat back and smiled and said he hadn't seen that in years. It was just the spending of time in visiting. Our world has gotten too busy, to much noise and too many things to do. It breeds loneliness. I do believe our churches have failed to meet the needs of spiritually strengthening and feeding the community. I feel too many churches have blended too much into society and have failed to maintain the high moral road many need to strengthen them and this also causes a lack of fellowship and bonding which also breeds loneliness.
  25. Sonshine, you are going to make me bribe YOU. How could you ask such a thing! Now that you have been severely reprimanded.... what do you want? As far as the white banana, white mayonnaise and white bread..... eat it in the dark.
  26. Of course, Frances. Praying for you and your family. God bless. Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  27. Welcome to Worthy, JCIL,
  28. Thank you for sharing. The fact that you made it here and are so open with your feelings and history shows that God is reaching out to you. He wants you to experience joy in His presence. I will be praying for you.
  29. Oh no are you kidding??? Not THAT bizarre!!!
  30. Jesus was identified as the Lamb of God by John John 1: KJV 29 "¶ The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
  31. Still praying and let us know how everything's going God bless.
  32. Thank You for Your promise that if we ask, we shall receive. To know that You, Abba Father, are always at hand, very near and ready to hear our prayers fills us with gratitude. Merciful Father, in the name of Jesus, we ask healing for Emily’s brother. In faith, we give you thanks and praise. Amen.
  33. shel

    Randy W.

    Bless you @OneLight for caring for Randy. Sounds like he needs people to check on him daily to make sure he has taken his meds. Jesus I pray you would send help to this very needy individual. Holy Spirit heal him and free him in his mind, body and spirit. Strengthen Onelight to continue to offer kindness.
  34. It can be hard to let go when you feel you have done so many thing to deserve condemnation or just have many regrets Praying for his peace and a clear mind to be able to accept forgiveness
  35. 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
  36. Shalom "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.” ~ Matthew 13:33 (Leaven is a symbol of sin in Hebraic thinking.) How would deception get into the church though? How could the devil integrate so deeply into the Church undetected?: The deception would have to be close enough to the truth, undetectable by those only loosely familiar with Scripture The deception would have to be appealing and attractive, asking for no difficult change or hard commitment The deception would have to be self-protecting, so when it comes under attack, the offending party appears as an enemy The deception would have to be backed up by signs, or rather false signs such as famous proponents or with lying words This deception has happened and continues to happen. The leaven is spreading through the bread and the tares are growing amongst the wheat. Have you noticed it? Do you think it's something obvious to your eyes? Do you think it's a small movement you've heard of? What deception was being integrated into the church right from the start? Do you think you are above being deceived today? If not, how about when you decided what a Christian was? Consider the constant attack methods on the Torah. It's either black or white. The devil is pushing people to one extreme or the other: 1. Ignore it, it no longer applies, you are free by blood of Jesus and under grace! 2. You are still under it, if you do not obey it - Jesus will send you to hell for being lawless! Why is there no middle ground here? Why is it either ignore it or go under it's yoke? Why is there no option of following the Torah because you are free NOT to? When you read the Bible from end to end, without a middle man interpreting it for you, what is it's overall message? Yet, all we hear in the mainstream is things that match the blueprint of a successful deception, as listed above: Close enough to the truth - scriptures out of context (mainly from Paul) can be used as "proof texts" Appealing, attractive, no difficult change or hard commitment - "You are saved without condition. You are free from the law" Self-protecting, offenders appear as the enemy - "Beware people trying to put you under the Law! You will lose your grace!" Backed up by signs and wonders - TV preachers performing healings and speaking in tongues, yet they do not follow the law If there is one big deception on the Church of today, which started small in the early church (like the leaven), is "once saved, always saved" and you no longer need to bother with the Old Testament other than as history and interest. Don't jump to the other end of the spectrum though! Keeping the Torah will not save you. But, once you are saved and if you want to train in righteousness, then why consider self-help books at your Christian Bookstore over the wisdom in Torah? Pray to the Father and ask to see what He says to you on this matter. Finally, consider these two challenges within yourself. 1. Where in the words of Jesus does He clearly describe that Torah will no longer be applicable to His disciples? This would be a major change in understanding, so surely He would say it clearly. Again, prove this without using the words of Paul, just the Messiah's words as most Christians today still misunderstand Paul, just as Peter said they would, in 2 Peter 3:16. 2. However, if you must to bring Paul into the debate, what do you suppose the below verse means?.... "But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." ~ 2 Timothy 3:14-16. What parts of the Scripture do you suppose Paul is referring to? The New testament wasn't around at this time.. Free yourself from the limitless law of grace, which binds only binds you in ONE thing - to not follow Torah. Free yourself from the limitations of the Torah, which cannot save you and points to the Messiah. Instead, walk in the Grace given to us and correct your steps and thoughts with Torah. You are free to live and free to obey. Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus ~ Revelation 14:12 Love & Shalom
  37. What is the Hebrew Roots movement? Question: "What is the Hebrew Roots movement?" Answer: The premise of the Hebrew Roots movement is the belief that the Church has veered far from the true teachings and Hebrew concepts of the Bible. The movement maintains that Christianity has been indoctrinated with the culture and beliefs of Greek and Roman philosophy and that ultimately biblical Christianity, taught in churches today, has been corrupted with a pagan imitation of the New Testament gospels. Those of the Hebrew Roots belief hold to the teaching that Christ's death on the cross did not end the Mosaic Covenant, but instead renewed it, expanded its message, and wrote it on the hearts of His true followers. They teach that the understanding of the New Testament can only come from a Hebrew perspective and that the teachings of the Apostle Paul are not understood clearly or taught correctly by Christian pastors today. Many affirm the existence of an original Hebrew-language New Testament and, in some cases, denigrate the existing New Testament text written in Greek. This becomes a subtle attack on the reliability of the text of our Bible. If the Greek text is unreliable and has been corrupted, as is charged by some, the Church no longer has a standard of truth. Although there are many different and diverse Hebrew Roots assemblies with variations in their teachings, they all adhere to a common emphasis on recovering the "original" Jewishness of Christianity. Their assumption is that the Church has lost its Jewish roots and is unaware that Jesus and His disciples were Jews living in obedience to the Torah. For the most part, those involved advocate the need for every believer to walk a Torah-observant life. This means that the ordinances of the Mosaic Covenant must be a central focus in the lifestyle of believers today as it was with the Old Testament Jews of Israel. Keeping the Torah includes keeping the Sabbath on the seventh day of the week (Saturday), celebrating the Jewish feasts and festivals, keeping the dietary laws, avoiding the "paganism" of Christianity (Christmas, Easter, etc.), and learning to understand the Scriptures from a Hebrew mindset. They teach that Gentile Christians have been grafted into Israel, and this is one reason every born-again believer in Jesus the Messiah is to participate in these observances. It is expressed that doing this is not required out of legalistic bondage, but out of a heart of love and obedience. However, they teach that to live a life that pleases God, this Torah-observant walk must be part of that life. The Hebrew Roots assemblies are often made up of a majority of Gentiles, including Gentile rabbis. Usually they prefer to be identified as "Messianic Christians." Many have come to the conclusion that God has "called" them to be Jewish and have accepted the theological position that the Torah (Old Testament law) is equally binding on Gentiles and Jews alike. They often wear articles of traditional Jewish clothing, practice Davidic dancing, and incorporate Hebrew names and phrases into their writing and conversations. Most reject the use of the name "Jesus" in favor of Yeshua or YHWH, claiming that these are the "true" names that God desires for Himself. In most cases, they elevate the Torah as the foundational teaching for the Church, which brings about the demotion of the New Testament, causing it to become secondary in importance and only to be understood in light of the Old Testament. The idea that the New Testament is faulty and relevant only in light of the Old Testament has also brought the doctrine of the Trinity under attack by many advocates of the Hebrew Roots beliefs. As opposed to what the Hebrew Roots movement claims, the New Testament teachings of the Apostle Paul are perfectly clear and self-explanatory. Colossians 2:16,17 says, "Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day – things which are a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ." Romans 14:5 states, "One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind." Scripture clearly indicates that these issues are a matter of personal choice. These verses and many others give clear evidence that the Mosaic Covenant laws and ordinances have ended. Continuing to teach that the Old Covenant is still in effect in spite of what the New Testament teaches, or twisting the New Testament to agree with the Hebrew Roots beliefs, is false teaching. There are aspects of the Hebrew Roots teachings that certainly can be beneficial. Seeking to explore the Jewish culture and perspective, within which most of the Bible was written, opens and enriches our understanding of the Scriptures, adding insight and depth to many of the passages, parables and idioms. There is nothing wrong with Gentiles and Jews joining together in celebrating the feasts and enjoying a Messianic style of worship. Taking part in these events and learning the way in which the Jews understood the teachings of our Lord can be a tool, giving us greater effectiveness in reaching the unbelieving Jew with the gospel. It is good for Gentiles, in the body of the Messiah, to identify in our fellowship with Israel. However, to identify with Israel is different from identifying "as" Israel. Gentile believers are not grafted into the Judaism of the Mosaic Covenant; they are grafted into the seed and faith of Abraham, which preceded the Law and Jewish customs. They are fellow citizens with the saints (Ephesians 2:19), but they are not Jews. Paul explains this clearly when he tells those who were circumcised (the Jews) "not to seek to be uncircumcised" and those who were uncircumcised (the Gentiles) "not to become circumcised" (1 Corinthians 7:18). There is no need for either group to feel they must become what they are not. Instead, God has made Jews and Gentiles into "one new man" in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:15). This "new man" is referring to the Church, the body of Christ, which is made up of neither Jew nor Gentile (Galatians 3:27-29). It's important for Jews and Gentiles to remain authentic in their own identity. In this way a clear picture of the unity of the body of Christ can be seen as Jews and Gentiles are united by one Lord, one faith, one baptism. If Gentiles are grafted into Israel, becoming Jews, the purpose and picture of both Jew and Gentile, coming together as one new man, is lost. God never intended Gentiles to become one in Israel, but one in Christ. The influence of this movement is working its way into our churches and seminaries. It's dangerous in its implication that keeping the Old Covenant law is walking a "higher path" and is the only way to please God and receive His blessings. Nowhere in the Bible do we find Gentile believers being instructed to follow Levitical laws or Jewish customs; in fact, the opposite is taught. Romans 7:6 says, "But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code." Christ, in keeping perfectly every ordinance of the Mosaic Law, completely fulfilled it. Just as making the final payment on a home fulfills that contract and ends one’s obligation to it, so also Christ has made the final payment and has fulfilled the law, bringing it to an end for us all. It is God Himself who has created a world of people with different cultures, languages and traditions. God is glorified when we accept one another in love and come together in unity as "one" in Christ Jesus. It's important to understand that there is no superiority in being born Jewish or Gentile. We who are followers of Christ, comprised of many different cultures and lifestyles, are all of value and greatly loved because we've entered into the family of God.https://www.gotquestions.org/Hebrew-roots.html
  38. That's cool Cletus! When Elizabeth was pregnant with John the Baptist, he was one joyful baby who leaped in her womb when Mary greeted her while pregnant with our Savior Jesus Christ! Luke 1:39-44 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; (40) And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. (41) And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: (42) And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. (43) And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (44) For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
  39. Randy is a life long friend whom I grew up with. Randy just accepted Jesus a couple of months ago but has a hard time letting go of his past. He has been disabled for many years, rods and screws holding his back together. He had a stroke a few years back, and is on a regiment of medications, some for pain, others for depression, and more for his blood pressure etc. He has a very hard time focusing and his mind is stuck in high gear which hinders any sleep he tries to get. Because of how he lived his life, he has lost contact with his kids. His family has a hard time dealing with his mood swings and for the most part, have abandoned him. I have been trying to help him with talks about God and how He will help him if he would just allow His Spirit to work in his life. Needless to say, for someone who can't remember to take his meds or care for himself, he doesn't see God close. On top of it all, his past comes back to haunt him many times a day and he ends up festering in his despair. Please, if you feel led, pray for Randy so that he will surrender his life to God and allow His Spirit to change his heart.
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