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  1. 9 points
    I am feeling sad, very sad. I am alone at home, as usual, feeling friendless. I wish I could change this, but I do not know when it will happen. Then this is the only place I can talk to people and say: Please, pray for me. I want to see you in heaven. Thank you! God bless you! "But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just." - Luke 14:13-14
  2. 9 points
    My A.D.D. was quiet for almost 4 years. It has returned worse than ever, and I am in severe trouble at work for multiple mistakes caused by symptoms of my ADD. I m back on medication and other coping mechanisms, but they are not helping. This is not the first time I have had to start from scratch due to my ADD. I need this to be the last time. Please pray that God will heal me and bring me a new job, or help me redeem my current one. I appreciate your prayers.
  3. 9 points
    2 Corinthians 5:8, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” Our bodies may sleep when we die, but our true self is not flesh and blood ... we will be present with Christ although the body is "asleep."
  4. 7 points
    I'm feeling much better now. God bless you all!
  5. 7 points
    Sending prayers to you 4Ld! May you know and understand the great Love of our Father! Holy Spirit bind up the spirit of loneliness and replace it with joy. You are not alone! Blessings! FHG37
  6. 6 points
    Please pray for my cat Simba and i. He is an old fella of i guess 16-18 years of age and i think he has been in a fight. without canine teeth ( encounter with what you would call an SUV i think ), he came out worse. Limping quite a bit and does not want me anywhere near him. My birthday is coming up soon and to lose him now wold be devastating. I know we cannot alter Gods' plans. but i hope it is in His will that Simba will be around a lot longer. I am very down and nervous.
  7. 6 points
    Yes I would know what to do Matthew 10:37 (KJV 1900) 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
  8. 6 points
    I want you all to pray for me and my brother my brother is going to cord feb 12 to the 14 his whife accused him of molisation but he did not do anything wrong she has menal illness and wont seek help for me. Please [ray for me because my mom is looking for a new agentcy for me my staff don't help me with anything I have sever anexity disorder and I just need you to pray about it thanks. Micherlle
  9. 6 points
    Apart from my other post I have Raynaud and possible thoractic outlet and carpal tunnel for months. I also suffer from a hiatus hernia which gives me grief, stomach pain, venous insuffiency which means I can’t stand long and other issues. I can’t get diagnosis despite going to drs. They deliberately are mistreating me to have me keep coming back. Like I’m a joke. I’m confused with God why this is happening to me. .... I’m trying my best to cope. Please help by praying .. my arm could cause a clot to go to my lungs and kill me..
  10. 6 points
    We are living in the midst of a family crisis, that has UPSET everyone! My husbands dad was attempting to shoot himself when my husband walked in on him and prevented it! I thank God for that, BUT now there are massive problems with both my husband and I! He is in his own world of shock and upset. I already suffer from PTSD, Major depression and anxiety, so this situation has had really bad effect upon me! And my husband is doing his best to prevent me from talking!!! Which is making it worse for me! Today, was a really bad day and I cannot reach my Therapist because his wife had a medical crisis. My Dr. is booked until Jan. 25. Every door I have tried is closed shut tight!!! Except the ER, but it is packed full of people sick with the FLU!!!! Talk about an exasperating situation. I did reach one person and they managed to say ALL of the wrong things! blame! shame! Making ME the problem NOT the Situation!!!
  11. 5 points
    PTL!!! I went to work today, by God's grace and also by His grace, I felt healthy and strong! I'm thankful for God's provision and the prayers of many! Thank you for agreeing with me in prayer before the Father from whom all blessings flow!
  12. 5 points
    This whole transgenderism is the devil's plot to confuse everyone and to make God out to be a liar. It is used so that men are no longer strong and be the covering over the women and spiritual leaders. Look at all the shows on tv. They make the men to be stupid and are now feminizing them. Satan is terrified of the strong, Godly men because he represents the head next to Christ in the family. Satan hates the intact family. That is why he is trying his darndest to destroy all semblance of a strong Godly leader who would lead his family to the Lord and righteousness. My two cents.
  13. 5 points
    Well, the only reason they are resorting to this "mental health" argument is because the other attempts to remove him from office have fallen flat. They can't come up with any evidence that he colluded with the Russians. They can't find any evidence that there was any obstruction of justice, and he has not committed any "high crimes and misdemeanors" to warrant impeachment. So now, they turn to the 25th amendment to call him mentally ill. But the 25th amendment was not put into the Constitution as a means of removing a president from office as a political tool. It is there in case a sitting president becomes incapacitated mentally because of a stroke, or Alzheimer's or some other illness of that nature. This amendment is being used for political purposes to unseat a president whose policies the liberals don't like. If Trump were mentally ill to the degree they claim is, he could not have defeated 16 governors and congressmen and CEO's of companies. A mentally ill person would not have picked Pence as his VP. A mentally ill president would not have picked Neil Gorsuch to sit on the SOCTUS. There is simply no evidence of mental illness. President Trump isn't perfect and I don't like a lot of tweets. I think he steps on himself a lot. But he is not mentally ill.
  14. 5 points
    Our friends who were trying to live on their boat (which became their home) are in trouble. The water is rising. It was the first time anyone tried to use a boat like that through the winter here and it seems it was not a good idea. That is all I know at this time but it sounds like they might lose their 'home' and it is also a dangerous situation. If you pray for Barrie and Judy that would be great. Thank you.
  15. 5 points
    I want to love the people in my life so much more than I do. I want to accept them more and to see the good in them always. Please pray for me about this and that I'll be slow to anger when they don't do what I want and when they do what I don't want. Thank you for praying.
  16. 5 points
    It is lack of Spirituality. If Christians were more focused in pleasing the Lord by practicing what He said then things would be much better. "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." - John 13:35 Then if anyone insist in doing what they please, then please reconsider it. "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me." - John 14:24
  17. 5 points
    We received word yesterday morning that my husband's oldest brother passed away. He had a heart condition and died unexpectedly. He was 62 yrs old. We don't know if he knew Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord. We witnessed to him so many times over the years. They were raised catholic, an Italian family. My husband will be going to the funeral ... please be in prayer for him and the family... especially for their salvation. Thank you all
  18. 4 points
    I have a friend (they are a couple actually, as in married) who is badly in need of prayer; both of them are believers and could really use some help. Recently, the husband had lost his job and has been searching, but trying to find work has been a royal hassle and a half. His wife cannot work at this point, and both of them are really beginning to feel it in many ways. They have been faithful in serving the Lord as best they could, and are "looking down the barrel" if you will. I'd like to ask folks here to please pray for them, but I'm not at liberty to state names so I just ask for folks to pray. The Lord knows who they are. God bless, -Sojo414.
  19. 4 points
    RECALL NOTICE The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units, code named Adam & Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been identified as `Sub sequential Internal Non-morality,` more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed. Some of the symptoms include: Loss of direction Foul vocal emissions Amnesia of origin Lack of peace and joy Selfish or violent behaviour Depression or confusion Fearfulness Idolatry Rebellion The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect. The Repair Technician, JESUS, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R. Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into your heart component. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with: Love Joy Peace Patience Kindness Goodness Faithfulness Gentleness Self control Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (BEST Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes. WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list, and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded. For free emergency service, call on Jesus. DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility. Thank you for your attention! GOD P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by `Knee mail.` Because He lives! Working for God on earth doesn`t pay much…..but His retirement plan is out of this world! I so loved this. What do you think? Marilyn.
  20. 4 points
    It isn't a marriage and I try to avoid even calling it that. It isn't a marriage and can never be one.
  21. 4 points
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/trumps-medical-check-president-set-friday-52300840 President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination (snip) Dr. Ronny Jackson, in a statement released by the White House, said the examination "went exceptionally well. The President is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday."
  22. 4 points
    Sadly much of Christendom is heading in those exact directions including replacement theology. That is to be expected as we are in the last days where people leave the truth for a lie, then feel that they need to teach others "their truth". Yet, we are told to be ready to give an answer ...
  23. 4 points
    I'm hoping to go back to work tomorrow, yet my strength seems to wax and wane. Please pray that I'll be strong and healthy for work and that I'll prepare well. Thank you for praying.
  24. 4 points
    (Below is an edited version of a letter i sent to an older wiser couple in the christian community.) Dear ____ and ____, Some time back I met a gal. Her name is (girlfriend). We met working together as CNA's for a program that aides elderly adults. After some time we started showing some interests in one another. We liked each other. The thing that we liked the most about each other was that the other was a Christian. We got along well and I personally admired her work ethic and loved her heart and how she served those that we were taking care of. Things seemed to fall into place and before we knew it we were dating. As boyfriend and a Christian I failed (girlfriend) as well as the Lord. We eventually ended up having sex with one another. As time went on the effects of this became apparent. It was hurting our relationship and was weighing on my conscience. We both became convicted about what we were doing and one night we decided to pray about it together and confess it to the Lord. After a long drive around town discussing the current state of our relationship and our plans to move forward, we found ourselves parked on the side of the road and we prayed sincerely for the first time together in our relationship. We confessed our sins and asked the Lord to forgive us. We asked the Lord to protect our relationship and asked Him to be apart of it. It was a special moment. Two days later all hell broke loose. (girlfriend)'s temperament and disposition towards our relationship has suddenly changed. He called me and confessed that she was wrestling with some stuff from her past and that she simply wasn't "happy" with me anymore. She said she loved me but would need to take a "break" to take some time for herself. While stating this she was extremely mean and over the course of the next 3 weeks of us being on a break the conversations that I had with her on the phone consisted of her verbally attacking and mocking the personal things that I confided in her over the course of our relationship. In her defense the angst in some of those conversations stemmed from me wanting to rekindle things. My application of trying to make things better and be there for her was making things worse, she felt infringed on, but was also giving me mixed messages. She hurt me very deeply during this time, and I made things worse by trying to pursue her. Something in my gut tells me that some of the origin and influence of this was nothing less than spiritual warfare. On Christmas Eve it all came to a head when she told me she wanted to end things for good and never wanted to see me again. A few days later I received a text message from her saying that she might be pregnant. Once again I dropped the ball. Instead of being edifying, I lashed out in a text message back and said some things that I deeply regret, everyday. A few minutes later I recanted and apologized. I asked her to forgive me and that what I said was wrong and sinful. Honestly what I said isn't truly what my heart is towards (girlfriend). I love her dearly. On the 29th of December (girlfriend) texted me that she was indeed pregnant. She explained recently that she want to have no contact with me whatsoever, that she doesn't want me in her life or our child's life. She said that she wants me to not be present for the birth of the child, to not sign the birth certificate and that I should consider terminating my parental rights. I love (girlfriend) dearly and I know deep down she has some love in there for me too. I know the she is absolutely terrified, she is having a child, at 20 years old. Currently her and her family feel that this is the wisest option. Honestly I know that I have made mistakes but I don't think anything that I have done warrants the measures that she is trying to take. I have never hit (girlfriend), I have never threatened her, I don't use drugs or alcohol... I still love her and want to be apart of our child's life. This terrifies me. This hits me in a part of my soul that has been wounded since my childhood. I was adopted and my father and mother were abusive drugs addicts and form the age of 4 years old I vowed that I would never let my children experience what I have experienced. There has been a hole there for many years. My convictions are to one day marry (girlfriend) and to be present in my child's life. (girlfriend) currently wants nothing to do with me. Her family reviles against me. I feel like a bull being stuck to death. It seems that the enemy is winning. Gods silence crushes me and opposes me. How do I fight with wisdom for a woman and a child that I love dearly? How do I fight when two-thirds of my heart are being stripped out of me? How does a young man, who loves Christ, who falls more often than one should think, win back and warm the heart of the mother of his unborn child? My heart is grieved. The only hope that I have is in the Lord. My testimony rests in His hands, the future of my heart is at His mercy. Any wisdom, encouragement, and advice will be greatly valued. If you are willing to spare a moment please pray over this situation, (girlfriend), her family, our child, and I. I hope the Lord can restore this.
  25. 4 points
    I am hoping to have friends on rhis website I love Jesus and I love country music
  26. 4 points
    In the name of Jesus, In the name of Jesus We have the victory, In the name of Jesus, In the name of Jesus Demons will have to flee, When we stand on the name of Jesus Tell me who can stand before, In the mighty name of Jesus, We have the victory.
  27. 4 points
    No, I was saying, that I did not expect to find all those features I wanted in any camera at all, let alone for under $300. What I was saying, was that I had known that, maybe I set my sites too low, and should have hoped to find one for $5, lol. I am not a positive confession, name it/claim it, blab it and grab it person. However, I was noting just the other day, that when I was about to walk home .7 miles, with a bag of groceries, and painful back, that a stranger in a car pulled up, and asked if I needed a ride. I accepted, and then was counting in my head, the fact that in the previous 9 months or so, this has happened 11 times I think. It is starting to dawn on me, that maybe I expected too little from God. Not that I mean we should greedily, expect him to just give us everything our heart desires, but in the last almost 4 decades, He has never let me go without food, clothes, or shelter, He has provided faithfully, for my whole family. He has done that various ways, even when I have gone through long periods of unemployment. Now, I see it as part of my responsibility and privilege, to be an extension of His grace, to others less fortunate than I. I wish I had thought that way more, in my earlier walk in Him. Boy, I am easily distracted from a topic!
  28. 4 points
    Hi all I need prayer I am running a fever. And have sinus infection. And cough. Could be the flu I guess. Fell weal too. Thanks all .
  29. 4 points
    Back in December I made a post about how everyone in the house was sick. God really came through and brought all three of us through that time so well! Unfortunately for me though, that sickness relapsed ten days later...and then after getting through it again, it came back a third time ten days after that. I'm feeling better again now but honestly, I'm kind of wiped out after three bouts with this illness in the last month. And last night while getting into bed, I strained my right knee pretty bad and it's difficult to walk and I'm having to be very careful even with the way I sit and do everything. If you feel led, please play for swift healing for the knee, and to finally be totally illness free, for a good while at least! God bless, and thank you all!
  30. 4 points
    Thanks for sharing!! Praise the LORD!! Praying!!
  31. 4 points
    Praying now 4LdKHVCzRDj2 i very much like seeing your post btw
  32. 4 points
    If you are going to declare someone mentally unfit, you need a real diagnosis. That is no small claim to make and frankly, if it is not true, she could be opening herself up to a slander suit. It appears she is calling him unfit mentally based on nothing that's really substantial. Just watching someone on TV is not good enough and to make an assessment off of TV isn't very professional.
  33. 4 points
    Friend, How can you ever be alone and a Christian at the same time? Foremost, Jesus is with you. Your Friends in Christ are all round the world, this good Forum inclusive. Sometimes, we all feel lonely or tired, or both. So what? Listen to this good Christian music, watch Christian movies. As for me, after them I cannot watch the worldly stuff anymore. I pray for you. Igor
  34. 4 points
    This is a political thing. It has nothing to do with any genuine interest about the welfare of the country. And furthermore the president of South Korea credits Trump for the peace talks that are now happening between SK and NK. The Left was screeching to the heavens that Trump's rhetoric was going to get us in a war and the opposite is actually what is happening. The Left is always wrong and should not be taken seriously. And neither should Dr. Lee. She is just a political tool for the Left.
  35. 4 points
    Heredity plays a part. I have autistic traits. Never was much successful at being in the in crowd. Loved reading books and learning facts - full of trivia. Still read dictionaries. I prefer my own company. Still don't have any close friends, though I have acquaintances. My last son is autistic. High functioning with very noticeable OCD traits. Will talk to you [not a conversation] about all things X Box and gaming or the specs of vehicles. Now my beautiful granddaughter, Astrid, is very autistic. 3 years old and doesn't talk, still needs to wear nappies and loves her bottle. Has begun therapy with speech pathologist and occupational therapist. High maintenance. Tantrums. Melt downs. But she loves her Opa [grandpa] The thing is though that I pray in tongues for them both. First for my son who is now 24 years old - the Lord has healed and helped him immensely and he has progressed over the years to a more socially coping and educated young man. Has even had periods of paid employment. Drives his 1996 Nissan Pulsar pretty good. Very witty to the point of being annoying. When it comes to my granddaughter I just pray for her often [in tongues of course] and she is improving much. Little by little she is connecting more and more with adults and even has days described as pretty good with no meltdowns. She will cuddle up to me and takes my hand and leads me to what she wants. She is happy to see me, and shows it, by looking at me sideways and 'showing off' with little dances of sorts. I am no doctor, no psychologist but I am a son by adoption of the living God; and my best efforts are in praying daily for my autistic family members. Can Jesus heal autism? I suppose so, why not? He is the Creator. I believe that healing is in direct proportion to faith and the will of God for us. Astrid is beautiful, yet challenging. And through her we adults are learning a lot more about real love and sacrifice.
  36. 4 points
    When we delete entire threads it is generally because a violation was committed by the OP or the initial post itself was in violation.
  37. 4 points
    I know we are talking about Trump; my point is that the same doctor approved both men's fitness and that if you want to disqualify Trump's approval by this doctor due to your feelings of said physician's inadequacy, then by necessity, you must disqualify ALL his psychological examinations of the presidents under his care. THE SAME DOCTOR WAS ON THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF TO EXAMINE BOTH MEN. You cannot have it both ways; you're questioning the doctor's competency here to make such evaluations. He cannot be competent enough to pass Obama but incompetent to pass Trump. Either both were in excellent mental condition or both need reevaluation. I am done in this thread.
  38. 4 points
    Found in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
  39. 4 points
    Isaiah 53: ‘Forbidden’ Chapter in the Tanakh :: By Geri Ungurean Published on: January 7, 2018January 8, 2018 by RRadmin7 Category:General Articles, Geri Ungurean After I was saved in 1983, I called a Messianic Congregation in my area and spoke to a lovely lady – a fellow Jewish Christian. She was so excited over my coming to know Yeshua as my Savior! We must have talked for well over an hour, but the thing I remember so vividly was when she brought up Isaiah 53. She asked if I had ever read that portion of Scripture. I had not – but promised that I would after we hung up. To say that I was shocked would be a gross understatement. I remember reading the words over and over. I wondered why I had never heard this in my synagogue. It was a clear picture of our Redeemer – Yeshua – and why He went to that Cross to suffer and die. I’m sure that most of the readers of this article have read Isaiah 53 numerous times. But for those who have not – I am placing it here: *All bolded words are for emphasis for the reader. “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. “He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. “He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. “And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. “He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. “Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53: 1-12). Perhaps you have Jewish friends for whom you are praying. Showing them this passage of Scripture is very powerful! But please pray for the Lord to show you the right time to do this. From oneforisrael.org https://www.oneforisrael.org/bible-based-teaching-from-israel/inescapable-truth-isaiah-53/ Isaiah 53 Forbidden Chapter Video < click here to view video Isaiah 53 – The Forbidden Chapter The 17th century Jewish historian, Raphael Levi, admitted that long ago the rabbis used to read Isaiah 53 in synagogues, but after the chapter caused “arguments and great confusion” the rabbis decided that the simplest thing would be to just take that prophecy out of the Haftarah readings in synagogues. That’s why today, when we read Isaiah 52, we stop in the middle of the chapter; and the week after we jump straight to Isaiah 54. What happened to Isaiah 53, you might be wondering? That is exactly what this article is about. In the Bible, in the book of Isaiah chapter 53, the prophet prophesies about the Messiah that he would be rejected by his people, suffer and die in agony, and that God would see his suffering and death as an atonement for the sins of humanity. Isaiah lived and prophesied about 700 BCE. According to his prophecy in chapter 53, the leaders of Israel would recognize they had made a mistake at the end of days when they rejected the Messiah, so Isaiah put the prophecy in past tense; and because he saw himself as part of the people of Israel, he used third person plural (we). At the end of chapter 52, Isaiah writes an introduction to chapter 53: “Behold, my servant shall prosper…” The term “servant” is supposed to connect back to sections earlier in the book that speak of “the Servant of the Lord” (for example, in chapters 42, 49 and 50, where the Messiah is described as a servant that suffers). “He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.” This is to emphasize the eminence of the Messiah who would in fact rise from the dead, ascend to the heavens and sit next to the Father. His actions would give him a higher status than every human king or ruler. “Just as many were appalled at You—His appearance was disfigured more than any man, His form more than the sons of men.” Before the Messiah is exalted he would suffer and be humiliated. His body would be abused and tortured so badly that he would be completely disfigured and unrecognizable. “So He will sprinkle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him, for what had not been told them they will see, and what they had not heard they will perceive.” Despite the horrific suffering, the day would come when even kings would come to look to him with reverence. And now, let’s dive into chapter 53 itself… “Who has believed our report?” This is describing the lack of faith among the people of Israel who don’t believe what they’ve heard. “To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed?” Isaiah calls the Messiah the “Arm of the Lord.” Earlier, in chapter 40, Isaiah declares that the “Arm of the Lord” would rule for him. In chapter 51 the Gentiles put their hope in the “Arm of the Lord,” and the “Arm of the Lord” would redeem. In chapter 52 the “Arm of the Lord” brings salvation. Now, in 53, Isaiah reveals to us that the “Arm of the Lord” is in fact the Messiah. The Messiah is very much part of God himself. “For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or majesty that we should look at Him, nor beauty that we should desire Him.” He was a shoot in spiritually dry ground – there had been no word from God for 400 years. “He had no beauty that we should desire Him.” He was not appealing to us. We didn’t want him. His appearance wasn’t particularly glorious or impressive, and the way he showed up didn’t cause people to desire him. In contrast to what rabbinic Halacha teaches today, according to this prophecy, the Messiah would not be born to a prestigious rabbinic family or grow up in the grand residences of wealthy rabbis. We can say with near certainty that the external appearance of the Messiah was nothing extraordinary at all. “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief, One from whom people hide their faces. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” The life of the Messiah was characterized by pain, rejection and suffering. He didn’t get the honor due to the Messiah, but was despised and rejected by the leaders of his people. We considered him some kind of social misfit – someone we might hide our faces from when we pass someone on the street that we are embarrassed to see. We didn’t think he was the Messiah. We didn’t even register that it could be him. “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our pains. Yet we esteemed Him stricken, struck by God, and afflicted.” The Messiah suffered in our place – he carried our sicknesses, our suffering, our pain… and the sins we committed, while our people – while we – thought he was being punished, and that his suffering was God’s punishment for sins that he himself had committed. We didn’t understand that it was for OUR sin. “But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities. The chastisement for our shalom was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.” The Hebrew says wounded, pierced. He died. Like someone who has fallen wounded, or someone perforated with bullets – not for any fault of his own, but it was our wrongdoing. He was crushed because of our iniquities, our sins – the punishment and discipline we deserved went to him. The “stripes” are hard blows that leave marks, and by his scars we are healed. In exactly this way, hundreds of years later, the prophecy was fulfilled. Yeshua went to the cross in order to take the death we deserved. “We all like sheep have gone astray. Each of us turned to his own way. So Adonai has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” The Hebrew talks of going astray like sheep wander off and get lost. We all, people of Israel, ignored him and went on our way; but despite this, God put all our sin and iniquity on him – on the Messiah. “He was oppressed and He was afflicted yet He did not open His mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter, like a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth.” The Hebrew says he was exploited, abused… his dignity and right to a fair trial were taken from him. The Hebrew says he was afflicted – tortured – but he didn’t open his mouth. This shows that he did not resist his unjust sentence. He didn’t try to rebel or escape, and he didn’t take legal representation in spite of the fact he was facing a death sentence; but he was led like a sheep to the slaughter, or to be sheared without resisting the injustices being done to him. “Because of oppression and judgment He was taken away. As for His generation, who considered? For He was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgression of my people— the stroke was theirs.” They arrested him and took him to trial. As a result of the trial he was “cut off from the land of the living”. A death sentence. Not for his own crimes, but those of his people. In the Scriptures, “My people” always means the people of Israel. The Messiah would die, not for his own sin, but for the sin of his people – the people who should be taking the punishment for their own sins – but the Messiah took it upon himself. He is the one who died. His generation wouldn’t care to bring him up in conversation, but would rather sweep his existence under the carpet. So for the last 2,000 years, Yeshua the Messiah has been the best kept secret in Judaism; and this is precisely why he was labeled “Yeshu” in Judaism, which stands for “May his name and memory be blotted out.” “His grave was given with the wicked, and by a rich man in His death, though He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth.” Even though he was taken out to be executed like a criminal, even though he did nothing wrong, and never lied, in his death he was to be buried in the fancy tomb of a rich man. Yeshua really was killed on the cross and was buried in the grave of a rich man, a member of the Sanhedrin, Joseph of Arimathea. It’s a clear symbol of the ironic situation in which the Messiah receives honor for the noblest deed of them all – taking the death sentence we deserve on himself. “Yet it pleased Adonai to bruise Him. He caused Him to suffer. If He makes His soul a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the will of Adonai will succeed by His hand.” So who is responsible for the death of the Messiah? Is it “the Jews” as so many Catholics have accused us of in the past? Maybe the Romans? They were the ones who actually crucified him? No. “God was pleased to bruise him.” God is the only one able to forgive and bring salvation to the world, and he turned himself into a sacrifice. What kind of sacrifice? A guilt offering. The death of the Messiah was no accident – God used his own stiff-necked people as priests in order to bring about the forgiveness of sins, not only for his people Israel, but for the whole of humanity. In contrast to the Yom Kippur sacrifice, which was only valid until the following year and just ‘covered over’ sin, the atonement of the Messiah took away our sin once and for all! None of us as human beings are perfect – we are not able to be that perfect sacrifice. Only God himself could do that. After that comes a very interesting statement: “He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days.” In spite of the fact that he would be killed, he would also prolong his days. He would rise again from the dead and would see the “fruit of his seed” planted in his resurrection. By the way, we also have a video on the resurrection of Yeshua. “As a result of the anguish of His soul He will see it and be satisfied by His knowledge. The Righteous One, My Servant will make many righteous and He will bear their iniquities.” The Messiah would see and be satisfied by his labor, because many would be made righteous by the suffering he endured as a righteous man when he took on himself the sins and iniquities of many. All who recognize him as the Messiah will be his “seed” in a spiritual sense. “Therefore I will give Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the spoil with the mighty— because He poured out His soul to death, and was counted with transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.” The Messiah was the one interceding for us, an advocate for us as sinners before a holy God. The Messiah took on his shoulders the sin of all who believe in him. It’s an encouraging prophecy of hope and a future. God is not just interested in forgiveness expressed in words, but also demonstrated in actions. That’s why he took on the appearance of a servant and took the punishment that we deserve on himself. Read rest of article here: https://www.oneforisrael.org/bible-based-teaching-from-israel/inescapable-truth-isaiah-53/ Isaiah 53 may be the most compelling and powerful source from the Word of God to the unbelieving Jew. No wonder I never heard this chapter of Isaiah in my synagogue! Our rabbi did not stress reading the Tanakh (the Old Testament). The leaders in the synagogue would show us the most important passages to read (according to them). This reminds me of the Catholic Church! I have to wonder how many of my people came to a saving knowledge of Yeshua because of Isaiah 53. I have read that some rabbis tore out this part of Scripture to avoid any confrontation or demands for explanation from members of their congregation. I believe that a Jew who was truly searching for Truth about the Messiah, quickly realized that a chapter of Isaiah was missing. This would only encourage the inquisitive Jew to search out Isaiah 53! I am certain that a serious student of the Tanakh would have been shocked; and it most likely would have caused them to further search the Scriptures, and perhaps even read the New Testament out of curiosity! God makes no mistakes. Isaiah 53 is part of the Old Testament – just as our Lord ordained it to be. This passage of Scripture is like a diamond sitting in plain sight, but overlooked by most of the Jewish people for centuries. Romans 11 As we read this chapter of Romans, it is clear that the partial hardening of the Jewish people towards Yeshua was instrumental in opening up heaven to believing Gentiles. It also says that my people will become jealous of the Gentiles and their relationship with God. I believe that we are seeing this clearly today. This Scripture always made me understand that Jesus did not just come for His people Israel – but ultimately for the whole world: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3) (emphasis added). The Lord is Good and True and Righteous; and His Word never changes! Shalom b’Yeshua MARANATHA! https://grandmageri422.me/author/gerilovesyeshua/
  40. 4 points
    People divorce for all manner of trivial reasons today, then start new adulterous relationships with new partners. In your case however, divorce, if you want it, is entirely justifiable, both Biblically and emotionally. The pain and sense of betrayal for you must be intense, and I can empathise fully. That said, if you desire to continue to be married to your husband, healing will take time, ad great effort on both your parts to regain the trust and emotional unity you once had. As others have said, counselling...forgiveness...and perhaps a renewal of marriage vows would be advisable...maybe not essential, but certainly advisable, and God can heal anything. But any contemplation of a continuing relationship must start with forgiveness. That alone can be very difficult, and even once accomplished, the distrust and fear of further offences will remain a long time. One thing to remember. It is your choice. Don't make that choice out of any feeling of being faithful to a former marriage covenant, or fear of hurting your husbands 'feelings'. That covenant is now broken. And it was not your fault. You will now, if you so choose to remain, be embarking on a whole new relationship which is going to take a lot of hard work. But if God is in this, then your renewed relationship and life together can be even better than the old. And because of forgiveness and healing power of God, can be an even greater testimony to the love and faithfulness of God than you thought previously possible.
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    Hi! Just joined the page! Excited to chat and learn from other believers in our Lord Jesus! It may take me a while to get the hang of how it all works though! Thank you!
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    Advice? What can I say? My Sweet Texas Peach is twelve years younger than me. At some point it may matter some, but hey I will still take care of her in her old age. I love her. She loves me.
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    We overindulge ourselves with age concerns. Do not even think about it. Think about who you are and who he is. Do not watch TV, the ads will convince you of all kinds of irrelevant stuff - like age and looks etc. You partner with a person not a diary. You join a soul and spirit not a 2-dimensional apparition. Human are so much more that what they see or hear or smell or taste...
  45. 4 points
    A hypothetical scenario calls for a hypothetical answer which would not necessarily be a true answer...so I'll pass.
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    I believe anyone can be saved by faith, and faith alone- because to do anything else to be 'saved', would be to save ourselves- and to negate what Jesus did at the cross. What He did was all that needed to be done, period, as the 'Author and Finisher of our faith'.
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    God does what his people to repent of worshipping false Gods. Santa, aka satan is one of those. Attempting to celebrate a birth day of Christ on a holy pagan day of worship for the pagans to their god, Nimrod, falls under that category. The only reason we are even having this discussion is because we are in the end times and have 'fallen under a strong delusion'. Quote: "So why do we celebrate Christmas on 25th December? Some people say it's as good a time as any, and it doesn't really matter when Jesus was born as long as we celebrate his birth at some time. But if we are going to celebrate the birthday of Jesus on December 25th, we need to know the reason why we do it on that day because it's also the traditional birthdays of Nimrod, Osiris, Jupiter, and various other representations of the child-god of the Babylonian religious system." Note: just chose a quote from a random list of articles (there are many on this topic)....this was from http://www.annomundi.com/bible/christmas.htm
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    Quick update, a friend who I told about my job situation has let me know of a job possibility. It would be a great opportunity if I could get it. However, still need prayer for healing from ADD.
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    I want to add something... when I told the person who would be my future husband that I suffered sexual abuse by my father, his response was overly religious to the point that I felt alone... unprotected... I let it go and thought it was just me and I shouldn't want/need that .... but really, protection comes in many forms... it would've been amazing if he could have just gave a secure/safe hug and prayed for/with me and just allowed me to cry/grieve .... but his overly religious response forced me into silence... idk if that helps anyone else reading here... but the pain is real when someone goes through these things. Healing is a process... even after forgiveness happens. I didn't want him to hate my father or be mean towards him... in fact, I wanted him to demonstrate the love of God toward him ... but I also wanted him to acknowledge my pain, and just to give a care...
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