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  1. Shalom everyone, I just wanted you all to know that it's been an extremely busy month for me in Israel. We had a conference in Jerusalem during the week of Pentecost. In the past month, we had a member of the congregation that suffered a stroke. Also, one of the anchors of the movement in Israel just passed away, which has taken my time away from the ministry. There is way too much going on in the land ... with the threat of a war with Iran, and trying my best to pastor and do the things I normally do. When I come to Worthy and find 20+ reported threads ... that's TIME in my daily routine that I really need these days. I posted this in another thread that I had to spend a good 30 minutes cleaning up. Do yourself a favor ... if you can't discuss something in love ... then simply don't let a forum board steal your joy! Seriously! I want you to think about this ... God created a HOLY people. What is Kadosh in Hebrew -- which is translated HOLY? It means SEPARATED for Himself! What SEPARATES us from the world? In the Old Testament -- it was keep SHABBAT (Sabbath) and following God's instructions! What is God doing now? Creating for himself a HOLY NATION through YOU! 1 Peter_2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. What makes US separated from the World? Is it the commandments? Well, it's DEEPER THAN THAT! Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Rom 13:9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Rom 13:10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Rom 13:11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. Rom 13:12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. You can become so legalistic -- that you believe you're HOLY -- but in essence have no love -- you're missing the POINT! The thing that makes us SEPARATED from the world -- is OUR LOVE for ONE ANOTHER! And how we love our ENEMIES! The reality is simply this -- LEARN TO LOVE -- and the first step is learning how to discuss things with one another in LOVE! This is OBJECT of the lesson. If you can't discuss in love with those you disagree with ... you'll find yourself on Mod Review. I don't BAN anyone ... and I don't shut down discussions without a good reason. So please ... take the lesson to heart ... be a HOLY people and learn what should truly separate us from the world! Joh 17:21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. Joh 17:22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, Joh 17:23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. God bless, George
  2. Honestly if people seriously looked at what God hates maybe they wouldn't seek cause division. Pro 6:16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: Pro 6:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Pro 6:18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, Pro 6:19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Just so you know what God truly hates.
  3. Take this parable to heart. Let's say I'm throwing a big party and am inviting the world to the party (the forums) and I want everyone to have a great time, eating (reading through posts being fed), drinking (being encouraged to walk in His Word), and having fellowship with one another. In Israel, we have Shabbat meals -- and whenever you have 2 Jews -- you have 3 opinions -- it's GREAT to be opinionated. I encourage discussions ... but during our Shabbat meals ... we never ever get to the point in disagreements whereby food is being tossed and seriously yelling takes place! And if someone comes into the meal ... and starts throwing food ... and yells at everyone -- what do you suppose the head of the Shabbat meal will do? He'll escort those causing problems out of the house! Why? Because the whole reason for the gathering was to learn from one another ... to have a great time of fellowship! Some people like to constantly throw food and yell ... they won't last on Worthy ... because they missed the point of the party ... it's a prequel to the true party -- the Lamb's Supper! All I'm trying to provide is a place to allow true fellowship ... and discussions in love ... in the hopes it will be a catalyst for true REVIVAL based on REPENTANCE!
  4. Nedrah

    Salvation

    It's so good to be saved and help others in God's wonderful plan of Salvation. Accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior has made my life more than beautiful. I adore his grace and mercy thank God for giving us faith, without faith we would die but God chose us to live and this is life more abundantly for those who live for the Lord.
  5. I think something we miss - or at least, I do, sometimes - is that the Lord means it when he says we are forgiven for our sins. When we repent, the Lord forgives us. Satan is busy trying to scare us with gloom and doom thoughts, in an effort to discourage us, but the Lord's forgiveness is for real.
  6. Luke 7.......This is one of my very favorite Bible stories. I believe it shows the simplicity and the essence of our Salvation.A lowly, sinful prostitute who made it into the home of a Pharisee who had invited Jesus as a guest managed to find forgiveness and the promise of Salvation without doing any of the things some believe are mandatory in order to be saved .No confessions of sin did she offer, no guarantees to be water- baptized at a later date,no promise to “ be good from now on”, no assurances to make sure her repentance ledger was clean before she died, no promises to keep the commandments, no vows whatsoever.All she had done was cling to His feet and weep tears of sorrow and repentance, a non- verbalized version of “ Jesus, have mercy on me , a sinner”She came to Jesus as a lost sinner, with the faith that He was the One who He said He was.All she really knew was that she saw herself as a sinner who needed a Savior and that Savior was the One she was clinging to.For these things Jesus told her she “was forgiven”. He went on to tell her that “ her faith had saved her” and then to “ go in peace” He never warned her to “ sin no more”.In fact, he gave no instructions nor tried to elicit any guarantees of an improved performance in her behavior or even a guarantee of future faith.Why not? Jesus knew the power of Grace.He knew that the Grace bestowed on that wretched,sinful woman would never be forgotten.It would be the source of love and gratitude that stirs up the desire to please God.God’s A- bomb to defeat sin.Grace. The only thing that saved that woman that day was the only thing that saves to this day—- FAITH!
  7. @Rebecca Pickles I'm truly sorry this happened. Humans can sometimes be incredibly insensitive. I'm praying that the Lord will reach into your sadness with His gentle embrace. May He grace you with His sweet presence and comfort you in the special way only He can.
  8. Thanks! Honestly what makes Worthy what it is ... its users. People can help immensely by reporting those things that should be reported. I'm simply a steward ... the real owner of this place is Yeshua ... I'm just trying to bring a true revival ... and that begins with repentance ... with repentance comes a true love that consumes a person to the point its easy to overlook the faults of others.
  9. George, if I may. When I came to this forum, I got a very fast witness from Him that this place has only begun to fulfill all He intends to do through it. I know it's been a trial to manage and monitor at times, but I am fully confident His plans are for this place to shine brighter and brighter as the world around us continues to descend into deeper and deeper darkness. I pray for you and for this place to become all He has called both to be. I think we all have appointed "specialties" in Him, plans of good works He established and appointed for each of us from before the world was even made. I personally have a heart for some who come from backgrounds so foreign to most Christian's experience, most local churches are afraid of them and reject them. I believe He showed me He desires this place to be a place those can come and actually receive the love and support they cannot usually find in local churches. When I saw, and even got caught up in the argumentative, divisive tones so common I almost despaired of believing He would make this a safe place for people who have been broken in unimaginable ways for most of us...and almost left myself. He kept me here. The witness on my heart was to pray and fight to see Him cause this place to become what He wants it to be. It certainly made me take a hard look at myself and get a few things right with Him. Which of course He knew I needed too i guess I have noted that we have numerous people signing up, and never posting more than a few times....while the number of posters on in the past 24hrs never seems to grow. I suspect many have taken a look, seen the hatred and vitriol and just left again. The part of the harvest field my heart lies in consists of some of the most abused people this earth has ever known. They cannot reveal what they have experienced in the environment we have seen extant here. They are a people He is calling out of some of the darkest places satan has managed to construct to date. They NEED His people to come along side them and give good counsel, walk with them, enter into their suffering and support them while He completes their walk into the liberty He has appointed for them. They have been abused enough, and more harsh judgementalism is just more abuse heaped upon a lifetime of abuse. He will not bring them here while that remains such a prominent characteristic of our conversation with one another. Yet, I am seeing those (He points them out to me) now posting in greater numbers..... Please be encouraged, you are prayed for, and this place WILL become all He has laid on your heart to see it manifest for the sake of His Name and advancement of His Kingdom. Sorry if that was long winded...but I honestly do believe this is an important step and He will bless it.
  10. That's a thought provoking question that's going to occur. I've pondered this a few minutes before answering. If I (we) still have our same free will and emotions, I suspect I would initially be speechless and awestruck. I would guess my initial words would be "My Lord and Savior and my God" while prostrate on the floor. Each one of us was created unique, with our own personalities, characteristics and identity. I would suspect in our eternal state we will retain those characteristics that make us who we are, individuals and not robots. I would suspect our first words will be spontaneous and from the depths of our hearts. I suspect any planning would be futile, suddenly finding ourselves in the presence of the Glory of Jesus in Heaven. I think our hearts will automatically speak and we will not even have to think about it.
  11. Hello, i am new and trying to fellowship with Christians. I hope you are all having a blessed day!
  12. ClassyExtra

    Hello

    Hello, nice to meet you all! I'm mother of two kids, hope to find and share some really useful information here :)
  13. Father we lift up George and his precious wife to You with true gratefulness for all You have called and empowered him to do and to be. We are the beneficiaries of all the work that has been put in here, and the sheer grit it has taken to preserve and nurture it. We ask that You shield them in the shadow of Your wings and fulfill the longing for true revival, for oneness among Your people and we ask You to grant him tremendous wisdom in all He seeks to do for Your Name. We ask You to lighten their load and give them rest. Please motivate those around them to pray and cover and cherish them and all they have sacrificed for and fought for and motivate them, and us to pull along side and share their burdens. I have a deep appreciation for the many years this place has stood in preparation for such a time as this. Help us to remember to pray for them and recognize the gifts that they are. We ask that You would surround them with Your protection as they seek to minister to those who currently hate You and them. We long to see all Israel restored to Your intentions and purpose for that great nation. We long to see them return to You and complete the Body. I ask You to inspire George with words of power to finish that book with. Lord You know exactly what words are left to be written and exactly how to arrange them. I ask that You make time for George to simply sit with You and let it be a time of true joy in Your presence as Your Words simply flow through him onto the pages....we need to understand the FULL good news of the Kingdom and the restoration of ALL things. Please bless Your people with the understanding You have given George and help him finish that work speedily. I ask You to give him favor with publishers and distributors and all who will be involved in publishing and distributing his work on Your behalf. Let Your Kingdom come, Your will be done in this earth as surely and completely as it is in Heaven. Please soften our hearts toward one another let George's visits here become a delight and no longer a trial. Help us to lighten his load of administration and let his time be free to minister to us out of the treasures You have sown into him. I ask You to surround him with Godly advisors possessed of Wisdom Himself. Amen
  14. What a lovely way of putting it @George I can see why you are gifted for ministry. Love the way you say this is a prequel to the big party - The Lord's Supper! Yay! Oh how marvellous! Especially for people like me, who live in the middle of nowhere, and find it difficult to access a church. I have gained a lot of strength and encouragement from this forum, and to me it is my fellowship with other believers. Without this forum I wouldn't be talking to hardly any fellow believers. (Due to health and other reasons, my husband and I are planning to move, to be nearer better facilities and amenities, and I then look very much forward to be able to join a church). So, can I just say a thank you for inventing this place here. It is a God send to me. Becky.
  15. Thank you so much, George. This beautiful prayer from the heart of our Savior should make us all carefully consider our words to make sure that the "world may know" Jesus.
  16. Expressing personal thanks to George, and all who extend their dedication, time, and efforts to making this ministry the great one in Christ Jesus that it truly is. Also noted, is the post above. George, your humbleness before the Lord is highly commendable. God bless you! Shalom, David/BeauJangles
  17. Sincere thanks for all you do, George, but I truly believe this forum is in very serious trouble, to the point that banning is needful. It’s heartbreaking to see what’s been going on here.
  18. I hesitate to even post that, because I have been guilty of responding very unkindly and in verbally abusive ways on this board myself. My hands are not entirely clean. But I repented and just posted less until i could get my own house in order. It's sad to see, but evidently God views harsh words between brothers very seriously if He is saying the remedy is exclusion from the fellowship of the saints and all the comfort and protection that is supposed to provide for us. IMO a bit of a harder stance against all the bitter, angry, divisive rhetoric here will do the forum a lot of good, and it appears to be essential to establishing divine order and peace in His Body. Thanks for the effort you put into keeping this place on an even keel.
  19. Hi sister Rebecca. I hope you get some peace. I think through the scriptures you can. Paul said we should not grief like the believers who have no hope. Focus on the hope God gave us. There is the sure hope you will be with her again. There is the hope that she is full of joy in the presence of God. I know she is in perfect peace in heaven. Dont feel sad about your Mom. God has his hands on her and his hands on you. Rejoice in the lord Jesus and give him praise for his mercy to you. Wayne 222
  20. Hello Praying now.. I understand I never knew my mother or my father.. but the spirit of Truth has me wanting to keep going!😀
  21. Hi John... Yes, definitely for real! Our sins are forgiven, blotted out, removed from us as far as the east is from the west, and remembered no more! \o/ Acts 3:19... Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. So rather than focusing on our guilt over past sins that have already been forgiven, we can press on and be refreshed by God's presence in His inspired word, in creation, in prayer, and in our daily lives--always looking forward.
  22. It's your breath in our lungs so we pour out our praise to you God.
  23. Know your enemy. We are not fighting against flesh and blood but against the principalities of the air, we fight against the powers of darkness. The people around you is not the real enemy when they are against you, hates and deslikes you be it regardless of his faith. It is the enemy behind them. The word of God says "LOVE YOUR ENEMY" which is the hardest thing to do. God knows the reason why He commanded his followers to do this. Loving those who don't like you and are against you is not an easy task BUT if you will do this by OVER COMING EVIL BY GOOD you will win them to Christ Jesus and or make them become closer to God and they might be very useful in God's kingdom.
  24. In psalms, david often felt that he was abandoned and unheard by God. Yet he had faith in the Lord and praised Him anyway. A great example for us in times like this, when we feel He is distant. God hears you and He does care. Even in the midst of great trials, or even small trials, He is there and knows your concerns. Have faith in Him still.
  25. Just wanted to thank all the amazing Christians on this site that made me feel so welcome. I met some fantastic people on here and at church after I joined here. The lord answered my prayers! God is great!
  26. I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Clifford, but my friends call me Cliff. There is nothing remarkable to say about me. I have loved the Lord for as long as I can remember, but my life has not always reflected it. I used to think I was a "good person". That the good fortune in my life was a result of working hard and that anyone less fortunate just wasn't trying hard enough. Then one day I prayed for God to crush me and mold me into the man He wanted me to be. I had no idea what I was asking for. Circumstances changed and I learned I was as miserable and wretched a soul as any who ever walked the earth. I spent a season being hard hearted and angry at what I perceived was an unjust world and a God that was either not powerful enough to do anything about it or just didn't care. How wrong I was. With my pride removed the Lord was able to begin the work in my heart He always intended. I should not be surprised that He always had a perfect plan and it was beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I have long enjoyed George's Worthy Brief, but am new to this forum. I leave in a couple days for my first mission trip. It is a short trip, nothing fancy. Just going to the Mexican border for a few days to serve. I am going with nine members of my church to make meals, hand out hygiene kits and Spanish Bibles and share the good news of Jesus with any who care to listen. I would be grateful to join this forum, to meet other fellow believers in Jesus and continue to grow as a man and in my understanding of the Lord. Blessings, Cliff
  27. triordan

    I'm New

    Hello. My name is Tim Riordan, and I'm looking forward to being a part of the community. I'm a pastor and a writer. I live in Newnan, Georgia. I stumbled across this ministry while looking at recommendations for books on spiritual warfare. I look forward to being a part of some of the discussions. I love being a part of the diverse community of Jesus and believe that we can all be like iron sharpening iron as we encourage one another along in our faith. May God bless you.
  28. plavious

    Victory

    In today's morning devotion, one of the most powerful Imam(Muslim leader and advocate)and family surrendered to the lord.
  29. Father I know You are very close to the brokenhearted, please hear her cry for fellowship in purity. A place to call home and a family to be a part of in love and holiness. Lord You blessed the poor in spirit, and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Please grant this precious one the blessing of divine hunger for Your presence and Your Word. Let her be transformed by the renewing of her mind through the washing of the water of that Word...Words of love...and life. I ask You to restore every single year the locusts have eaten....and hide her in Your secret place from all who would desire to harm her. Let we ask that You charge Your majestic heavenly host with her protection and I praise You and thank You for calling her out into the liberty found in Jesus. Please strengthen and encourage her with the sure knowledge of Your great love for her and somehow show her just how proud You are of how far she's come. Let her know with great assurance that You always finish the good works You begin. I am eager to see the day this warrior will stand in the power of Your Name and gates of hell will fall because of what You will do through her and many will come to Your light shining through her. Let her be used to destroy the very system arrayed against her and claim ground for the Kingdom in preparation for the King's arrival. amen
  30. Praying for peace in your heart and to feel His arms comforting you in all that you do.
  31. Well, it'll be cleaned up fast enough. It's truly just a few problematic posters that is hijacking a great many threads for their personal agendas.
  32. So sorry you are going through this Rebecca. Praying for you sister. GBU.
  33. Yes, faith in Christ is simple. Too bad that we sometimes overcomplicate it. Do you remember the famous painting of the inside of a beautiful old church? It in, at the very back of the church, is a despondent sinner down on his knees. Towards the front of the church sits the congregation. But Jesus is standing beside the despondent sinner. Such a great meaning in that painting.
  34. I am relatively new believer, having been saved just over two years ago. I don't have any scripture to quote, but I appreciate the incite that Willa and others much more knowledgeable in the word can give. What I can mention is that I, too, am in an emotionally abusive relationship with my husband of 25 years. A few years ago, I left him for a short time, began divorce proceedings, but dropped it all and returned to him to try to work it out. Even though he grew up in a Catholic home, he wasn't truly a believer, and still isn't. He isn't comfortable with being at church or being involved in any bible study, church-related activity, or even attending weddings in a church. In the case of my husband, his parents had methods that created very insecure children in his family, and that insecurity comes through in his adult life in many ways, including when things take my attention away from my husband. My attention to Jesus and the bible has caused some tension. He has said some snide comments about me reading the bible, attending church on-line or doing a bible study, etc. so it can be frustrating at times. While I don't agree with the emotionally abusive actions of my husband with our children and me, I can say that the more I have changed my actions to be pleasing to God, the less emotionally abusive my husband has become. Also, I do feel that ... but if my husband told me I couldn't attend church on-line, or read the bible, etc. I wouldn't think that it would be right to stop doing those things just because my husband said. He doesn't like to hear it, but God is first above all else. I hope my words have helped in some way. mlb
  35. Blessed To Call Him Dad-A Tribute My dad is in Heaven (since 2010) but his memory lives on. He had much to do with me getting saved at a young age. He took the family to church each Sunday, put me in Christian school, took me to Christian book stores to buy records and even took me to Christian concerts. He encouraged me in writing poems for the Lord, as did my mom. He was a selfless person, always putting others first. He was a hard worker, a wonderful dad, a loving husband, a terrific grandpa to my kids, and a caring great grandpa to my daughter's son. He had an excellent sense of humor and those who knew him loved how he made them laugh. He was great with animals. He was one of a kind. Many through the years would call him special. But I praise God that I was blessed to call him "dad."
  36. https://youtu.be/FUvDT4_bQxc I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus, hold to the Lamb of Calvary I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus and Jesus will hold on to me In this troubled world we live in; nothin' seems to make sense Many looking' for the way, searching to and fro Sometimes this rope I'm holdin' seems to be slippin' but I'm gonna hold on tighter to the only hope I know I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus, hold to the Lamb of Calvary I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus and Jesus will hold on to me Oh' Satan keeps on talkin' saying' you can't make it Tryin' to convince me there's no use to try But I refuse to listen and keep right on goin' Trustin' and believing' in the Jesus knots of time I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus, hold to the Lamb of Calvary I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus and Jesus will hold on to me I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus, hold to the Lamb of Calvary I'm gonna hold on, hold on to Jesus and Jesus will hold on to me And Jesus will hold on to me
  37. Yes, hi to you God-believer, welcome to the forum, do you not know that we can't repay God for His gift of salvation, it's free. There is nothing else we can do but give ourselves WHOLEHEARTEDLY to Him, and allow Him to lead us in the Way He desires to take us, "Trust and obey, for there's no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to TRUST and OBEY, " God bless.
  38. I think we will all be speaking Hebrew. After all that is the language God chose to speak to the patriarchs and matriarchs of old. It is the language He chose to hide His glorious treasures in. It is the lishon hakodesh! OR....it could be French since it takes an eternity to get right.
  39. To all my precious friends I don't know yet, if you need something to strengthen your heart with today, immerse yourself in this Lord Jesus as Your precious people continue to fight their way to You and full freedom in You, let the garment of praise banish the spirit of heaviness and give them hope!
  40. Welcome. Quit while you are ahead. Bad company corrupts good people... nearly always. Do NOT think that you are the exception to that Biblical Rule.
  41. Have just prayed Bec, God is not slack concerning His promises to His loved ones, and you are loved, God bless.
  42. Sorry, Rebecca. I used to go though it every month when the AARP magazine came. It had somehow got rerouted to me. This is how grief works. We get hit by the memories by things we can't prepare for, and have to work though it all over again. Over the years the memories become fainter. It is never easy. Life goes on without them. Praying.
  43. Oh so sorry, Rebecca… May the God of all comfort calm your soul and give you peace. Father in heaven, may sweet Rebecca remember You now.
  44. Hello @purity. I'm glad you posted. I know how difficult it is when you're struggling, to share with others and risk being misunderstood, or being rejected. I also am from a very different background than most here. The best I can advise is to find a few trustworthy people who you can share things with, to get out of your system. I know how difficult it is dealing with flashbacks and triggers, etc. The Lord has brought me a long ways, but I still deal with things like that now and then. If you ever just need someone to talk to or need support through your journey, please feel free to write a private message. I'll pray for you, too!
  45. there for her, listen to her, let her cry, express your sorrow etc. One big No No do not ask , " How do you feel" everyone will be asking that, find some other way of enquiring. If you are able do something practical, like take a meal round.
  46. Yes, not only does the Lord forgive He forgets our sins. The difficult part is forgiving ourselves.
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