WarriorforHim

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About WarriorforHim

  • Birthday 12/13/1955

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    minister, freelance photographer, making and selling jewelry, helping others, studying the word over 40 years,
  1. 2 Corinthians 12:7.. Paul speaks of a.. thorn in the flesh.. He calls it “a messenger of satan that had a purpose of torment. Many explanations have been put forward, but whether Paul is referring to a physical, spiritual, or emotional affliction.. or something else entirely.. Since he was not talking of a literal thorn, he must have been speaking metaphorically. Paul clues us in concerning the thorn’s purpose: To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations.” So, God’s goal in allowing the thorn in the flesh was to keep Paul humble. Anyone who had encountered Jesus and was commissioned personally by Him (Acts 9:2-8) would, in his natural state, become..puffed up. Add to that the fact that Paul was moved by the Holy Spirit to write much of the New Testament, and it is easy to see how Paul could become haughty. Paul also says that the affliction came from or by a “messenger of Satan.” Just as God allowed Satan to torment Job ( Job 1:1-12) God allowed Satan to torment Paul for God’s own good purpose. No one likes to live in pain. Paul sought the Lord three times to remove this source of pain from him (2 Cor. 12:8). He probably had many good reasons why he should be pain free.. he could have a more effective ministry; he could reach more people with the gospel; he could glorify God even more.. But the Lord was more concerned with building Paul’s character and preventing pride. Instead of removing the problem, whatever it was, God gave Paul more overwhelming grace and more compensating strength. Paul learned that God’s "power is made perfect in weakness” (verse 9).
  2. I'm so angry right now !!!!!!!! I had to leave the house pick up a few things. I run my errand and I go back to my house. There are 4 police cars and 6 police officers in my home. The front door had been knocked off the hinges, stuff everywhere, and apparently they were looking for something. So I'm stuck outside with this police officer and they are inside searching through everything, even our laundry. They checked inside my closets under my mattress. They tore my thi...ngs apart. So, as you can imagine, I'm getting upset, and I'm trying figure out what's going on. I asked if they had a search warrant, and if I could see it. The cop in my bedroom yells, "Where did you hide it at? We know it's here! We are searching." Then I yell back, "If I had an idea of what you're looking for sir, maybe I could help!" He shoots me the "you wanna go to jail?” so I shut up and watch one of the other police officers look down at his phone. Then he shouts, "Guys Stop! Hold on. We're in the wrong house! The Pokémon is next door!" Don't take life too seriously, and enjoy your day!
  3. In the Old Testament God would refer to himself as simply “I Am” (Exodus 3:14). That in itself is an awesome statement. Jesus later when talking to the Jews told them “Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM. (John 8:58). Jesus is not only saying that he existed since before his physical birth on earth, but he is identifying himself as being God, as being the I Am. Jesus again identified himself as the I am when he was being arrested in the garden. The soldiers asked if Jesus was “Jesus of Nazareth” and Jesus replied in such away that the soldiers fell to the ground. “Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.” (John 18:6).
  4. The most significant question of the universe continues to be.. Who do we think Christ is? Your answer to this most important question will not only determine your eternal destiny; but also reflects the way you live now. One of the most powerful thoughts a Christian possesses is the fact that Jesus Christ can NEVER be less than who He is... He is LORD. The Preexistence of Jesus Christ as God 1. As taught by John the Baptist (John 1:1)2. As taught by the apostle John(1:11)3. As taught by the apostle Paul (1 Tim 3:16)4. As taught by Christ Himself (John 8:58) What was Christ Jesus the Savior doing before His Bethlehem appearance? a. He created the universe ( John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). This creation included everything, from electrons to galaxies, and from angels to Adam. b. He was controlling this created universe ( Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17). c. He was communing with the Father - John 17:24. The Incarnation. That God the Son could take upon himself the full nature of man and yet retain the full nature of God. The Bible declares that Christ was as much God as if He had never been man, and as much man as if He had never been God. When God the Son joined himself to a body at Bethlehem, it was an eternal arrangement. He will continue to manifest Himself in this body throughout eternity.
  5. I hope these verses help..We need to stay in the word and believe He is who He says He is
  6. James 5:15-16 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
  7. Predestination means that God created everyone to be with Him, but He also gives free will to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
  8. Read the whole thing not just one paragraph.. God predetermined that salvation would be by grace through faith in Christ crucified alone.. Thus, all are afforded the opportunity to be saved. Predestination has to do with more than just going to heaven. God has predestined that all who would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ would be conformed to the image of Christ. It is to every Christians advantage to grow in the likeness of Christ. Life eternal and internal do not exist apart from Christ .
  9. Has God predetermined who will or will not go to heaven? The term predestination the context of salvation literally means: knowing who to choose or own before the beneficiary's decision will be made in agreement with the call to salvation. God who is omniscient already knew in eternity past who would respond in agreement with His offer of eternal life through Christ Jesus by faith. God predetermined that salvation would be by grace through faith in Christ crucified alone.. Thus, all are afforded the opportunity to be saved (Titus 2:11) 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, God never predestined that people would go to hell (2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. As a matter of fact, hell was purposefully and exclusively prepared for satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41) Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. While it is both true and tragic that people are going to hell... they do so at their OWN choosing. God has purposed that people would be born to be born again ( 1 Timothy 2:4) who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. This required God's offer of salvation and man's responsibility to receive God's gift of eternal life by faith. God will never save anyone without their consent ( John 1:12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. Predestination has to do with more than just going to heaven. God has predestined that all who would believe on the Lord Jesus Christ would be conformed to the image of Christ. It is to every Christians advantage to grow in the likeness of Christ. Life eternal and internal do not exist apart from Christ .
  10. SHUT UP...be quiet and listen to Him....SIT DOWN.. wait upon the Lord AND HANG ON... watch and see what the Lord can do when you trust in Him. He is who He says He will do what He says He will do. He has promised in His word what He will do just trust in Him.
  11. Why would the believers suffer with non believers? He came to save non believers so now WE can be with Him forever.
  12. Revelation 3:10-13..10 Because you have kept the word of My [a]perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of [b]testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole [c]world, to [d]test those who dwell on the earth. 11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
  13. We can't trust in man. Man will let you down but He keeps His promises
  14. Jeremiah 17:7-8 .7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.