gdemoss

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    Pursuing the fulfillment of the promise that I have been given power to become one of the sons of God.

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  1. When one takes away, adds to or mixes confusion is the result. Babylon means confusion by mixing. Therefore they ask what might this babbler say? Rearranging letters changes the word, hence 'god' and 'dog' are not the same.
  2. I started carrying a new affirmation medallion that I absolutely love the prayer on it. The front side is a lighthouse with a fog light. The reverse contains the prayer. God let your light shine through me like a fog light, so that those who are lost, sick and dying find your love through me, Amen.
  3. Praise God! Update. The former athiest turn believer in God now confesses that the bible is true and Jesus is the Son of God. He has reported praying in the name of Jesus and getting results. Pray for us. He is living in my home now and I am trying to help him grow in his walk. I also took in a 22 year old woman who is struggling in life. Seeking to bring her toChrsist as well. Praise God for he is good!
  4. How do you define and quantify the words define and quantify? Seriously though, authority is a great topic of discussion. It is very complex. Many factors influence an individual's authority. The basic foundation of authority is seen in Paul's simple definition: The man was formed first then the woman. Jesus was a different story all together. He was given all authority in heaven and earth. That simply means that whatever he says stands. But before he was given such authority, he was subject unto Mary and Joseph as it is written. We have whatever authority that God has given us to be used to serve those under our care. Authority can be abused but a price is always paid for it. Paul spoke of his authority when he mentioned that he would not spare due to it being the third time coming. There is but one God. The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against those who hold the truth in unrighteousness. I learn my place by watching what God does when I speak the words he lays on my heart. When my wife first came to me I sat her in my living room and then came in with a pot of water and a towel. I began to move to wash her feet and she protested. I explained that she could have no part with me except she allow me to serve her this way. She did. I realize that as Master of my home I set the president for those whom I am over to follow. I give license by that which I do. For this cause I believe Paul penned the words to bishops and deacons about keeping families in subjection with all gravity and James wrote that if we offend not in word or deed we could guide all. I believe in the power of words for in the beginning God said and it was. He spoke to things that weren't as if they were and they became. We have been give the power to become the sons of God that we might serve others. For by the obedience of one many were made righteous and the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. So we speak to edify that we might build instead of destroy though we equally have the same power to kill for it is written life and death are in the power of the tongue. We can bite and devour one another and be consumed of each other. Rebuke not an elder but entreat him as a father. This too speaks of authority via seniority. Respect your elders they always said. I am still practising and learning of God's ways that I might become more effective in utilizing the authority given me wisely. Just because I am given authority does not mean others must obey. But I have learned that obedience brings blessing and disobedience a curse when God has given authority to someone. They told me when I first got saved "listen to what people say then watch what happens." For we are judged by every idle word. I believe in the power of words. Something tried to trouble me about sales this month. We were slumping hanging at 46k rolling 30 day average. I answered the voice aloud saying "Lord willing, we will hit 50k by the end of the month. We did $50,085.06 Jon, I am but a babe in Christ. Thank you for being kind!
  5. That is a terrible thing indeed but when I think about it, it makes sense. If I, as part of the bride, treat my own bride poorly then I should expect to reap what I sew. Love thy neighbor as thyself applies as does judge not lest ye be judged. For if I do not love my wife should I expect the Lord of all creation not to cause me suffering justly? Or if I, as the authority over my wife, choose to harshly criticize and lord over her should I not expect him to bring someone to harshly criticize and lord over me? Yes, God is good. With what measure I meet it measured back to me. I pray that God will bless the husbands of Worthy with the knowledge of his will for them in all things pertaining to loving their wives!
  6. Yes, the biblical view I understand to be that the husband has authority over the wife. Now, that said, does anyone know what the penalty is for the husband who fails to exercise his responsibility to do so?
  7. My vote: No, it wont happen.
  8. Agreed brother! Man, in Genesis, was spoken too as a whole. There were no other humans so the command could not have been concerning other people at the time but over the course time that changed. We have been called to have dominion without the need for carnal weapons but rather the sword of the Spirit which is able to pull down strongholds. We are at war but we kill with kindness not swords and guns. God has ministers attending to that work when necessary who do not bear the sword in vain but we fight the good fight of faith which is about leading others unto true freedom in the Lord. Even Jesus delivers up the kingdom unto GOD the Father in the end and simply becomes one of us. He does not care to be elevated to any great position. Yet for a time he must reign. And we are to reign with him. Jesus said that we could aspire to be as he is in this life. Paul said that is the purpose he gave some apostles, pastors, teachers etc. John remarks later that they had become as he is in this world. Yet, we struggle. For rhis world has become increasingly more enticing. Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life have multiplied their outlets in massive ways. Therefore Paul warned that the people of God would eventually become lovers of their own selves. Selfie anyone? Speaking the truth in love is more important than ever. Condescending to men of low estate as our Lord came down unto us is paramount to the covering of a multitude of sins. I have been blessed to see more and more how important it is to have a position of influence over family, friends and even strangers for the Lords sake. That his body might continue to be edified even in these times. 1+1 does not always equal 2 for the whole is truly greater than the sum of all its parts.
  9. Jon, good to see you my brother! Question: Did Jesus control others? My answer: Yes. Jesus spoke by the very Spirit of God. God said and it was. Jesus said and it was. What Jesus did was control his tongue with absolute percision. He was here on a specific mission which he fulfilled. Consider how he 'handled' people (read controlled) with his words. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone at her....they all dropped their stones one by one. Speaking by the Holy Spirit he convinced them that if they killed her they too deserved to die. Truth sets people free. I have been learning how to weild the sword of the Spirit as did the master to lead people the truth about themselves and the sin that lives within them. I taught my wife that the bible declares that all women will desire to rule over their husbands then solidified that truth in her by helping her see when it manifests in her. She understands. The article is speaking truth about sin that lives inside us and desires to manifest through us by dominating our fellows but as is the danger of doing so the author exposes their own heart to control others. The sword of the Spirit is two edged. It will also cut me when I use it to judge another therefore we are judged when we judge others. Jesus did not teach that we were not to be controlling for his servant Paul denanded it of Bishops amd Deacons alike as pertaining to their families as well as congregations. It is not a matter of whether or not to rule for the scriptures command and never remove the command of go out into all the world and subdue it. No, the matter is with how to rule which is by loving God with all your heart, mind, soul and body while loving your neighbor as yourself. What did James say about controlling others? He said we could if we did not offend in word or deed. From day six of creation moving forward we have been ordered by God to subdue all things. God is in the process of subduing all things unto himself. Bringing all things under the feet of his Christ whose body we are. What is my basic trouble? Me. I am a horrible student of Christ. I am a terribly clumbsy soldier who cuts off the ears of those who might hear had I spoke by wisdom rather than vanity. Thanks for the thoughts Jon, you are a wonderful friend in Christ.
  10. It is a very difficult topic indeed! Matthew 7, Jesus calls them workers of iniquity. They had no personal investment in the people they ministered unto. They were doing the works for their own personal benefit which Paul says profits nothing. Christ is Spirit, for we have the Spirit of Christ in us crying out Abba Father. This is what he means by I never 'knew' you. Paul spoke of this 'knowing' in Ephesians when he said I show you a mystery but I speak concerning Christ and the church. He was referencing a man and wife having physical union and teaching that Christians having the Spirit of Christ coming in unto them is pictured in the union of husband and wife. I am saved 'for' good works not 'by' them. For the self existent one is salvation. Think on this for a moment... In the beginning God said....and it was. Nothing has changed. If God says then it must come to pass. Wait for it.... For whosoever shall call upon the name of the lord shall be saved! If I came to believe, called upon the name of the lord AND he said I would be saved THEN who can make his word of none effect? Who then shall take me out of his hand? Because, when I wanted to never sin again, I sinned still, my heart breaks and I hate that which I have done. I pray, please, please, please make me a robot who can do no sin! Let my heart be a carbon copy of yours! Conform me to your perfect will! Then again sin besets me...seemingly without my consent, and again I sin. O wretched man that I am! I groan within myself desiring greatly to put off this carcass or have my body redeemed! There is an all out war in members warring against my soul. God forgive me for I cannot save myself. Though the first death has me dead to rights there is a death I shall never taste, thank you Jesus for the resurrection of the dead!!! We have your Spirit in us Quickening our MORTAL bodies but this MORTAL shall put on IMMORTALITY!!!! End of my sermon...carry on.
  11. Yes, I have considered these things. His name means light bearer too. There is a great danger that lies in connecting things through the imagination because it all began with "hath God said?". My focus remains upon God being the father of lights whereas the other is one who transforms himself into an angel of light. One is where all good things come from whose end is to help us all become as he is and the other is the destroyer who desires worship to be held up as a god in the eyes of those he deceives. He is the spirit at work 'inside' the children of disobeience or unbelief. The wrath of God comes down upon such revealed from heaven. His children are as he is.
  12. Pharisees were not truly onservant according to Jesus. They merely had the outward appearance. Jesus said the said but dod not do. Sad but true.
  13. Paul instructed that those who would be rich in this world be warned to be willing to give and he also taught that it was possible to hurt by giving when done without love. He taught that we ought to lay up extras so that we might give when necessary. Jesus never taught that we should be poor but rather not to trust in riches. There isn't anything wrong with being wealthy provided we love God and our neighbors as ourselves. I know the truth and therefore am free.
  14. According to the bible Peter was born of the spirit then was called out by Paul for sin. Therefore sinless perfection after being born of the spirit must be considered false. God, I wish it were true but I like Paul groan within myself hating my flesh waiting for the redemption of my body.
  15. 2 tim 4 is written about christians.