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    The little phrase: All is forgiven

    Matthew 6:12,15

    "Forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us"

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  1. I think it supports being both, a model of how we should pray as well a prayer in of it itself .
  2. I believe Christ Jesus the only begotten Son of god, gave us the "our Father "as a blue print to how to pray, (how to communicate to God and how to live our lives as Christians, what we should request when we pray, for salvation to take place in our hearts and soul
  3. About the Lords prayer, It is good advise that Christ Jesus is giving us the blue print to how we should pray to God, covering all aspects of what we should be asking for and praying giving thanks to God. The part where it says: "Lead us not into temptation" I am not sure but maybe something got mixed up in the translations,because God wouod never lead us into temptation. it should rather read: lead us AWAY from temptation as God never ever leads us into temptation, only the devil can- try -to lead us into temptation. satan is the one who -tries- leads us into temptations, God is the ONE who leads us away from temptation and gives us the strength, the spiritual, physical /mental strength to overcome sin/ temptations. God is the One who DELIVERS us from temptation, but never ever leads us into temptation , rather He leads us away from it. And praying to Him, that is what we should be asking Him.: to lead us away from temptation, for He is the ONE who gives us the spiritual, physical/ mental strength to do so First thing when we pray to Him, we are to give honor and praise with reverence towards Him, Agreeing that His will is greater than our own, and are ready to accept His will ovder our own will. Then asking Him if He can help us to do that by providing us the ways :daily bread" to survive, physically. mentally and spiritually stronger and to protect us against evil and to help us to learn to apply forgiveness always in all of life's circumstances, as keeping grudges and resentments are not His will for us, but rather that we also get delivered from that as well. Because if we cannot learn to forgive, than Gods will is NOT working in us and if Gods will is not working in us, neither can He unite with us in heaven, because God is Light and no darkness can come into the light. see: 1 John chapter 1. It is essential for our physical and spiritual health to always practice forgiveness. Resentments are what make us physical/mentally /spiritually sick, and gives satan a way to crawl in. As christian we are called to love one another, that is what Christ Jesus said should stand out in us to everyone even non Christians , by doing so we are truly living by His will and not our own, we are truly living a christian lifestyle that mark us as true Christians. John 13:35 …34A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.
  4. are we not called to also show love to what does not seem lovable? Matthew 5:44 Love Your Enemies …43You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.… Luke 6:27-36King James Version (KJV) 27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
  5. This can somewhat go with the other parts of the oldtestament that regard the earth as flat and the sun and moon equal in size
  6. That's a good point you bring up. For sure there are side effects that come with medication. If one can avoid taking any the better
  7. Luke 13:11 11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. Mark 9:25-30 25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. 28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting. 30 And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it. Clearly there are evil spirits of sickness and Christ Jesus identified them and cast them out. AS christian we need to stay close to God and pray in His name to cast out evil spirits, of ourselves we cannot do it and yes of ourselves we are asking for trouble to do it without imploring the name of Christ Jesus. The Word of God is our protection, defense against the enemy (see Ephesians ch6.) Isaiah 54:17 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. We as Christian need our armor of Gods on at all times to be protected from the enemy. Romans 8:31 …30 And those He predestined He also called, those He called He also justified, those He justified He also glorified. 31What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, freely give us all things?
  8. Yes I think I can agree with that also. A swim suit would be out of place at a fancy dinner. Well yes or a man walking about without a shirt on, in a conservative upper scale neighborhood. People may not say much, but they are assessing what type of bloke that is.
  9. Do you not understand that many or most women get just as aroused by a good looking guy bare chest with a six pack and muscled up as would guys with a gal. Guys should not go bare chested any more or less than a woman. Just a note here and not trying to add or take away from the discussion. As a woman i would have to agree with Oo. I also think to a degree their is a bit of culture that comes into play. And most definitely, there is a time and a place for different attire. I would not view things to be to weird or even overtly sexual when you go to the beach and see people (men bare chested ,in trunks or speedos or women in bathing suits /bikinis.) It becomes suggestive, sleazy and (low-class gauche) -pardon me-to see people scantily dressed , when the dress attire or lack of it it is out of context/ out of place.
  10. You are NOT mentally ill, you are a child of God whom God loves and wants you well. On the other hand, your family have made you the scapegoat of the family and unfortunately your mother is probably the one who got you dependent on her for her own selfish needs. The whole family set up you are in is completely toxic. You can't change your family but with Gods help you can WAKE -UP back to Christ consciousness. The work that that involves is more to do about allowing the Holy Spirit of God to work within you, by becoming totally honest with yourself and become willing to let God help you to drop all your resentments with your family and learn to not get so affected by them. When you learn this by Gods help working in you, you will become able to distance yourself from those toxic people in your surroundings and family . Right now you are co-dependant. Remaining co-dependant ( with family, friends, co-workers, church members, other) will keep you sick and unhappy Until you understand what that means and break free form it, you will keep setting yourself up for people to walk all over you. This will keep you in a trap. But you can become free and get well. First and most importantly, you need to find back your TRUE self that God always intended for you to be. Until that happens you will be in for a very rough ride that will never get better. I would like to share a site for you to consider: FHU.com This man Roy Master who operates FHU.com (Foundation of human understanding), knows very well your type family problem, and could very much help you. You can also call in his radio advice line at: 1-800 866-8883 or call his office at 1 800 877-3227.
  11. Even solid matter is composed of atoms and in between them energy in movement. So even if an item seems solid it has a vibration. Making certain objects , they still have a vibration and the design the object has is made for the purpose to bring out thought to the viewer. so because of these facts, their can be a potential for demonic vibrations to attach or work withing and surrounding the object Yes certain well established tribes have learnt that their is power within drum beats and that certain drum beats and timbers can bring up certain vibrations and connotations. Some of these are negative, lustful and evil. Even some classical music has evil notes to its composition. Even to one who is unaware of the sounds they can be hypnotized by the sounds and rendered slightly unconscious to the reality of what these notes and sounds are truly trying to evoke in that person. Today with so much media from all over that we are exposed to willingly or unconsciously, we can be influenced and put into a certain hypnotic state. Seeking and clinging to God and looking for Life through Him alone and His Word is our protection to find deliverance, awaking us back to God consciousness and protection. Better to be aware of the dangers ahead. Could perhaps save a soul some life detour.
  12. Hi JTC; I think those who have responded to your topic are people who, even though they may not know exactly how to help you or say the right thing, even so, felt enough from within them, to want to reach out to you and hopefully say something that could possibly bring you some kind of inspiration and hope . This is why I am writing, I don't know if whatever I will say will be of help to you, but i certainly do feel for your concerns and you have expressed them quite well. Because certain things in life can and do go wrong, I too have experienced this to some degree at different times of my life, to be able to relate a little to your concerns.. What I would like to firstly say is please know, you are not alone in ever having felt that nothing was working out and that it would be best just to turn it in. I have been in this place as well as a few people here who also have responded. Some have assessed you perhaps even unfairly, as ,no one truly knows exactly the circumstances that can bring about difficult circumstances. So nobody really is able to give fair judgement as to the (who, what, why s ) of your circumstances. I really appreciated reading Kans health advice to you. It was good advice. Also I believe God is healer not only of our souls but also of our health. I have had to apply both what Kan has said and I still need to keep on in that regard, as well as I have seeked God help through drawing nearer to Him in prayer for my life and health concerns. The best mental health cure for me was to NOT solely rely only on the feedback of "friends". They can be misleading at times. Like in the story of Job. Today I rely mostly on the resources that are available for whatever my concerns may be at any particular time of my life, and if where I go first is not of help, I go elsewhere, if you keep looking, searching, you will find help, the right help for you. But I don't rely to deeply anymore on people on a personal level anymore, just because in my life, when I did that, I was setting myself up to get hurt, to get disappointed. No today, I rely solely on God and when I need help, I go look for resources that can help me. I avoid to get to personally involved with people, because sometimes people especially predator types or desperate types can try to cling to you for their own need and draw all the life out of you if you allow them to. Not everyone is made for marriage, I have come to accept that ( and you also can have a good life on your own) I have come to know this and its wonderful. But I am a bit of a loner, recluse by nature. It is not easy for me to be ultra social, to much of it actually tires me out. I have had my own problems to find ways to cope with, that many people would not understand. And today, it does not bother me anymore weather I am understood to make me feel "worthy" by another. I am understood by God and that is the most important person I want to be aligned with. Also is is very unwise to compare our lives with another s. No one life is the same. We all have a purpose. And not all life purposes are the same. so comparing is not a good -godly- thing to do. Comparing is a form of judgement on something we do not know all about. Only God knows the full story on everyone's life. And about finding someone who can understand? I don't think there is a person alive who can understand another 100% complete. It great when you can find sometimes someone who can relate, but to find someone who can relate to you 1o0% of time is impossible. The position for complete understanding is Gods alone. He can relate to us 100%. And if you hope to find that in a human being, you will always get to be disappointed and you will always be setting yourself up for disappointment. The ONLY ONE who can understand you complete, all the time, is God. The only ONE who knows everything about us is God. And only on Him should we completely turn our complete trust to. People disappoint, and once you get to understand that, you won't be so disappointed anymore in people because you will have come to understand that that's the human nature, it is not perfect ever and is prone to mistake. You got to take care of yourself, because the sad thing is, if you don't you are truly left to the mercy of this world, and then you are setting yourself up for more unfavorable circumstances to come. I have been in hard times, and when I was and tried to find help from people, you will get a lot of advice, but i did not get a lot of hands on help for the things I really needed help with the most. And the funny thing is, when I have felt I needed people the most, they where no where around for me to find. That is when I went strait to God and asked Him for help. God does provide, His Holy spirit can guide you to find the resources you need and He will also place people in your life, perhaps only for a certain time, to help you grow and learn from. God did that for me. About being alone? Join the club. lol. There are so many people who are alone, with no families. Sometimes that may even be a blessing. lol. Of course it would be great if everyone had a loving family and caring family members to rely on in good and bad times, but for some, it just may not be the case. And of course since its not the best surviving case to be in ( to be alone with no family), you have to be especially extra careful to take care of yourself and not allow blood suckers into your life to try and steal away you very last breath. Because there exist predator people like that are allover the place. I understand wanting to give up, I have been there and who knows, I may still in the future be in that place again. Its a dark place to be in. I pray God that if ever I am again in that dark place, that He place in my heart and mind, the memory to remember of His Love Mercy and Grace and the remembrance of all that He has already granted me in the past and that , He wants to keep granting to me his Mercy and Grace as long as I follow the course (His course) of believing in Him to the end ( that means, without taking ones life). He has already provided for me when I least expected it. Praise God! He has also physically healed me. Praise God! ( if He can do this for me , He can certainly do this for you.) God loves you just as He loves me. Praise God! To have experienced these two things, when I get dark thoughts, now, I right away remember all the good things He has done in my life that were truly miraculous. God IS TRUE. the devil is a liar and always trying to deceive, always trying to make you find doubt. Don't listen to the devil . Say instead: "No weapon formed against me shall prosper." God will provide a way, we must believe this, because that is His promise and He does not brake His WORD. God keeps His promises. We just have to keep the faith, keep faithful to Him and His promises will come to be, because the are. What has helped me learn about human nature, about people, about myself? I found this man Roy Masters, who has explained human nature in his radio talk shows that has greatly helped me understand people and has helped me to become less of a doormat and more in control of my thoughts and emotions in a Godly way. Now I am not advocating that everything this man has to say is 1o0% correct, I take from him his knowledge of human nature and how to get about life without allowing people to get to you . You can listen to him from his site FHU.com. From him , I take his comprehension and explanation concerning human behavior. The spiritual side of it I go to the bible and my daily relationship with God. But from this man I learned how to not get so effected by other people, and I have learned to help myself . For healing, I have found the Earnest Angley site to be very helpful in there bible beleiving teachings. They are located in Ohio. If I was American and in troubled circumstances, this is the place I would move to and try to become a full time member in that ministry. They have members working in their cafeterias, they have members being part of their choir, they have member musicians, they also have very strong prayer warriors. Through their 24hrs prayer line, I have received numerous times healing. I would have to say that this ministry helped me to grow the most in the Lord. I definitely would recommend this Jesus ministry. Their Prayer line :450 294-2524 I try to take the best of what I can from different resources. Charles Stanley has had many very valuable sermons on depression, loosing Hope. You can also listen online to his sermons for free. also with the Earnest Angley ministry you can listen to his audio sermon for free online. As well as FHU.com, you can listen to his free radio shows and also he has a Sunday conversation where you can listen to his talks. I have learned a lot by these ministries, they have helped me to understand many, many things. Its all about living daily in the Lord, and to focus on Him to deliver us and guide us instead of focusing on people for the things only God can truly understand and help us with. I will be keeping you in prayer, prayinh for you for a complete overall healing in ALL your concerns, in the blood name of Christ Jesus I pray complete healing for you JTC. Amen! Amen! Amen!
  13. JW`s are a cult They do not believe in the trinity of the Father, Son Holy Spirit. They believe that Christ Jesus is the angel Gabriel. Those two very important distinctions should be enough for any bible believing christian to see that this is a false religion, just like Christ Jesus warned us about.
  14. first I'd like to say, that just reading this and both your replies, has been quite interesting and has made me me think... The book of Acts is not the only book in the bible. The grandness of the whole bible sagest that Love and also forgiveness are a big part of how we as believers should live our lives by. David spoke about it, Paul spoke about it as well as the other gospels, and most certainly Christ Jesus spoke about it and gave these as commands to follow.. About Love? well I am glad to hear that it is preached as this was a commandment that Christ Jesus mentioned and emphasized. That we practice Loving one another. John 13:34 …33Little children, I am with you only a little while longer. You will look for Me, and as I said to the Jews, so now I say to you: ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”… with true love from God comes also the capacity to forgive your brother /sister. Matthew 18:22 21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times! 23Because of this, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.… Matthew 22:37-40 Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. -------------------------------------------------------- It is absolutely necessary to preach God Word and Love& forgivensss being of utmost most importance for a Christian to completely understand and assimilate in their daily life and interactions with others. 1 Corinthians 13 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Love …12Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love. Showing and behaving in Love and Forgiveness is NOT something that comes naturally to many these days. Even on these Worthy boards, you can see people keeping grudges for others. Oh they can write so nice, so intelligently, so many things, nice scriptures, good responses, but you see them interacting with some others and you can find them lacking in Godly Love for another as well as forgiveness in their hearts . If Love was no longer preached or applied in Christian Churches, then, I don't imagine God Spirit to fill these churches either. Having love and forgiveness living in our hearts should be how we can be recognized as Christians When we can't find these qualities in someone saying they are Christians, it reflects poorly Gods Spirit in us.