Cletus

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  1. Acts 1:8 is a great place to start. I have heard the book of acts refered to as the acts of the apostles and the acts of The Holy Spirit. Acts is really about Pentecost. Its about Jesus' promise coming true. And then what followed. Not just for the apostles but there is stuff in there about life in the early Church. Acts is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Key words of the book to look for are Jesus, Spirit, Resurrection, Apostle, Church. If this doesn't suffice as to why the maybe someone else has something to share or maybe best to ask the author, And i dont mean Luke.
  2. I am reminded of a song that says... Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cant heal. This is so true. Once upon a time i was going to hang myself. Had already tied the noose and punched holes in the Sheetrock to access the rafters. So much peace came on me it made me lay on the bed. It was like a heavy blanket. I felt my heart spring holes and the pain flooded out. God is the God of the living, not the dead. God gives life and the book says in Him is Life. Even just that breath. Is life. His words spoken to us is life. The bible is not dead letter, the words are alive and they give life. Gods thing isnt destroying life. If it was He could have just cancelled his appointment with Pilate. He could have just stayed in Heaven. Killing yourself is killing SomeoneElse's servant. God can take the pain and hurt, and in time work it so when you think back you will smile, and be grateful God is faithful. Beauty for ashes. Never throw away a gift God gives you.
  3. there is still gm India, Korea, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, east Africa, China, Amd many many many other subsidiaries.
  4. If watching a certain type of movie stresses you out this much, maybe dont watch those kinds of movies? why do that to yourself? Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Rom 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  5. I see that page every time i log in lately. Just click on the top left of the page where it says Worthy and it takes you to forums main page.
  6. dont forget that if you dont like how facebook does it, you can always close down your account and never go there again. And here is a perfect example of why you should. Its a godless world. Filled with depravity and perversions of every sort. And these crazy people go on this facebook site. They can see your pictures. They can read what you write. And maybe they dont like you, or maybe they like you a lot, and either way want to come find you. And now they know what you look like, maybe what kind of vehicle you drive, what school/university you go to, all kinds of personal info. And people just post it up for all to see. not the best idea. Edit: I keep hearing people complain about privacy and yet.... they all have a facebook account. LOL!!!
  7. Of course. Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. But i was referring to the gifts of The Spirit. And also how some do not believe the gifts are here and now, and how some say its a farce. And how some say the gifts are not needed. And while that is absolutely true, they are not necessity, The Book says to desire them. I guess its strange to people or maybe they dont realize what all the book says about the gifts. That we will do greater miracles. And that word greater literaly means more numerous... and whats it say about they not being able to record them all and would have filled many books? The same Holy Ghost that came down upon Jesus is the same Spirit we get. God is Spirit. We quote the scriptures to desire a long life... but not about the Gifts? Dont we know how to give good gifts to our children... I really dont understand why people shy up from the gifts.
  8. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. God has moved thru me in 7 of the 9 gifts. I am fairly certain before i die there will be one more of the gifts. I base that on what He told me. The gifts have not been taken away, why would God send The Holy Spirit, and the book speaks about how when The Spirit comes... well here it is copy and paste acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Why would God send The Holy Spirit to do a ministry and then take it away? Why would God command to go and preach??? because we know exacly what they need to hear? no. God does and the book says open your mouth and I will fill it. God does exactly that when He uses you as an evangalist or even a prophet. You dont have a clue wht you are going to say.... Because The Holy Spirit speaks thru you. When someone approaches you who is talking about a dream they had and The Spirit "falls" on you and you here be silent and listen, and as soon as they finish speaking The Holy Spirit says thru your mouth, "The meaning of your dream is thus..." and when your mouth closes and they smile and shake their head yes and see in their eyes how that short moment gave them understanding to themselves or the future, and that smile... there is no better way to be used than by God. When someone else uses you it feels unpleasant. But when God uses you you get in inward fulfillment that you know is for Good and for eternity. Pray for God to use you, to speak thru you, to give you knowledge and wisdom, ask to be used for good in others life that they may believe on Jesus. If you make yourself available, God will uses you. Until Jesus comes back He will be building His Church which means The Holy Spirit will be ministering. Ask, seek, and knock. God honors His word.
  9. 1 Cor. 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
  10. I am a great example. my grandaddy was a preacher and i got baptized as an infant. And here is how i see it, if you dont agree thats fine.... even though i grew up going to church and knew bible stories, sunday school, all that right, I never made the choice to be baptized. many years later i was way out there when God showed up. At that time i didnt remember i was baptized as a baby. and as i studied the bible i learned about what baptism means and i "Decided" I must do it out of obedience to The Word. When I had completed the task at hand, I felt like it was a good choice, i knew it in my heart. God made us free will beings, and i do encourage young believers who have been infant baptized to get baptized from your own choice and will. Because the choice at infancy was your parents, not your own. No one can say i didnt choose to go down to the river.
  11. I dont really have a problem calling either. I dont see what the big deal is. What i say is if we are going to get caught up in calling it this or calling it that or doing it a certain way then we probably dont have our eyes fixed on what they should be fixed upon. If someone else does it a different way or calls it something different its between them and God. And He knows if the even not a full submerge dunk or just a dribble on the forehead what was in the parents heart. so i guess those that have a complaint with it, i would ask, How do you think it makes God feel when we make a commitment before God, and the assembly, to dedicate our next generation to The Lord?
  12. Oh yes.... Thoughts. All of the thoughts i have on your statement begin with the statement: But The Bible says... And they end with: ....And thats why that is simply not true. I wasnt even thinking about all that when I posted about dedicating to The Lord.
  13. If your parents tell you something that would be against God, then probably disobey. other than that the only thing I can think of is Ephesians 6:4: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. NIV I dont think telling a child not to go associate with someone is exasperating them.
  14. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. As far as the infant baptism thing, the infant still needs to grow up and Decide for him or her self to get dunked. Some parents like to do it as a dedication to The Lord type thing. I think that while not necessary its a beautiful way to say As for me and my house, we will serve You.
  15. So if its an act of God, what is the act/sign/point?