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  1. JohnD

    Struggling with Guilt

    Psalm 51 is the best confession passage in scripture. Verse 4 says that David (who wrote the Psalm) confesses that his sin was against the Lord only. There is a general statement about confessing our sins one to another... which IMHO is more a statement about not being a hypocrite and acting as if we don't sin at all... you already said you confessed it to your sister. David sinned against Bathsheba (even if she may have had no qualm about bathing on the roof of her house in view of the palace), he sinned against Uriah in the process, he had Uriah murdered after his plan to cover up his sin failed. He got Joab to help in this plot. The child born in sin died, as did Amnon and Absalom, and his daughter Tamar was raped by her half brother. Psalm 51:4 (AV) 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Now this may also be because the whole world knows (or has biblical access to all of the lewd details... I don't know. I do know we should all study 1 John 1:5 - 1 John 2:17 with regard to our sins that we are already forgiven for (and thus we are only in need of getting back in touch with that forgiveness which our sins and guilt alienate us from [feelings wise]). Consult the Lord / have people over in Prayer Requests here pray for you. He may want you to tell your husband. Any who saw your brother-in-law's actions, your sister who you confided in, and your brother-in-law (I suspect remembers and is just covering his guilt) all know what happened. You said you told your husband about the incident and most likely he will confront his brother about it eventually. Your dilemma is in feeling guilty over being human (there are many things we should not say or think or do that we like, love, or get turned on by). This is a major reason God gave us the commandments not to indulge in them. But we live in a world that indulges them, flaunts them, encourages them, or where it is acceptable to become uninhibited through excess drinking or drugs... we are animals by nature. From the time we are infants we are conditioned, trained, disciplined not to give into our baser urges (beginning as early as toilet training). This is what we must remind ourselves of daily since we tend to forget it and often deceive ourselves. We are not good by nature. God living in us and among us is the only good there actually is. As Tim Allen said in a Last Man Standing script once to his "daughter" Mandy, "If you tell Kyle you kissed another guy, you may feel better about what you did but you will make Kyle feel terrible." She replied, "But I feel just awful about it." He responded, "Perhaps you should." Maybe it's a lesson to keep it from happening again. Lastly (and this is a big one): The Bible speaks to the Lord's grace being greater than our consciences. Sometimes we can find it impossible to forgive ourselves. And the devil can bring up any number of our past sins to guilt trip us into th insane asylum if we let him. Don't! I can't recall the pastor who said it, but it was inspired. He said, "Whenever the devil reminds you of your past... remind him of his future." I don't believe most can go into exorcism type confrontations with demons, which is another topic, so I do not encourage that. But mentioning (aloud*) that death and hell and the serpent will be thrown into the lake of fire where the beast and the false prophet are to suffer forever and ever shouldn't cause any trouble... its quoting scripture (Revelation 20) and it [should] stop any 'assisted' feelings of guilt. * aloud because the devil and demons cannot read your mind Hope this helps. And I have prayed for you, sister.
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    Whom are "They"?

    No, but I've heard good things about it.
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    Whom are "They"?

    Well, I haven't mentioned this particular script too much here. The web site for the old movie is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstellar_(film)
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    Whom are "They"?

    Uh, in the process... meaning not yet. The concept for this one is pretty good (even if I do say so myself) but it would have to be as a sequel (or not worth the effort and extremely unlikely that it would be sold). Are you familiar with the first movie?
  5. Well done. Very moving. Eye opening.
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    Whom are "They"?

    Subtitle for a movie script I am working on... INTERSTELLAR II "THEY"
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    Please pray for me

    Thank you! Old age... ...the golden years.... huh... Thank you! God bless!
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    Creation

    Google the Institute for Creation Research or Answers in Genesis there are several ministries that can answer this more thoroughly.
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    Please pray for me

    My neck, back, bursitis, hip joints, etc. are all acting up. I did somethings stupid, when the garage door spring broke I lifted the 350 lb door up so my beloved bride could drive our car out from 'bondage in Egypt...' LOL Trouble is, I'm too old to be 'parting the red sea' like that... [wink] This is the busy season at my work)... lots of lifting etc. please pray for this old man... Thank you! God bless!
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    Reminder

    Ephesians 2:14 (AV) 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
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    Reminder

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
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    Modest attire

    A most noble cause; just all the wickedness that comes from not having modest attire... but not one to obsess over... unless that is your personal ministry / calling in life. We tend to ignore or pick our own calling to ministry. We as believers are all priests of God, btw. 1 Peter 2:3-9 / Revelation 1:6 and 5:10. And it is the Lord who decides which ministry to call us to. That which he has equipped us for with spiritual gifts... As I said... yours [may] be a calling, a ministry, a spiritual-giftedness along these lines. If so, God bless you in this effort. Rely upon him and his word for answers.
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    Are we born into sin?

    Romans 5:12 (AV) 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: In John 8:44 Jesus said the father of those who opposed him was the devil. In Matthew 16:23 Jesus said the things of man are of Satan. Isaiah 64:6 says that our [righteousness] is as filthy rags to a Holy God. How much more convincing (besides billions of lives lived down through history) does it take? We are evil at birth. We have a sin nature. While we were ALL his enemy, Christ died for us. We have to stop falling for THE LIE that man is good.
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    Please pray for us

    Thank you. The continuance is until January... then another round of what ought to have been dismissed. If there's a purpose in all of this (from God, I mean) may we realize it or benefit from it or do his will in it. Again, thank you all!
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    Please pray for us

    thank you.
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