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  1. AI is how the devil will try. On youtube : Putting a Chip in Your Brain Will Not Make You a Superhero (or a god)
  2. Hi Beaujangles; Just found and read through this thread, will be keeping you in my prayers, and also for your remaining cat, for healing, renewed hope and new to beginnings that bring some comfort, peace and contentment. I love animals too, God Bless you for having been there for them when you could and perhaps will be once more. All is not over yet, so their is hope to behold birds and other animals once again even perhaps a gold fish? God love animals too, will be coming down on a horse as you know, so their will be our furry, feathery and other friends up in heaven too, yes i believe so. https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/21-uplifting-quotes-for-times-of-despair/
  3. Yes! Amen! Also as we continue our daily relationship with Christ Jesus we also grow more and transform more and more into His new creation. Gods Word teaches us how to overcome sin strongholds as well sin as it arises. Yes amen! John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  4. For me, being saved in Christ Jesus means I get another opportunity at true life, to become a new creation in Him and eventually go Home to be with my Father God, that IS in the eternal presence of light, love, peace and all things good. I once was shown what being in the absence of God is like, It really , really is an awful place. That God called me( who me, a wretch like me) to His plan of Mercy and Grace has been the biggest gift ever given to me and the biggest healing to my once aching soul. Songs to Him be the honor and Glory Always Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives all fear is gone, Because I know, I know, He holds the future, life is worth the living, just because He lives. Amen! Amen! Amen! Song: I thank you Jesus, I thank you Lord for loving me.You died on Calvary, from sin you set me free, I thank you Lord for loving me. Amen! Amen1 Amen! Song: I thank you Lord for bringing me Your Son, I thank you Lord for bringing me the One, who cleanses me and washes away my tears, who cleanses me and washes away my sorrows, who cleanses me and washes away my sinful nature. Amen!Amen!Amen! (I came up with this last song in the spring of 2003 while driving to the country, the sun was beaming so bright, with such gentle warmth, and with so much gratitude in my heart I just began singing the words above) and got to sing it on the phone to my mother the week before she died and went to heaven to meet our Lord & Savior Christ Jesus.) (i had no idea she was going to pass, as she passed suddenly June 20 2003)
  5. Hi sir, I hope you get to eventually change your name to something more fitting for a child of God that you are in Christ Jesus. In Christ you are a new creation, set to be an ambassador for Christ 2 corinthians ch5 You are not worthless but a conqueror in Christ Jesus. He loved you enough to allow you to find Him so He can help . The Word of God mentions to trust God more than man, so you are on the right track to trust God over trusting people. Psalm 118:8 8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Amen! I agree to what Dave has said. You are not alone in having been hurt or having put your trust in the wrong people. Here may be a helpful youtube video: The Spirit of Self rejection - Dr Pat Holliday - blogtalkradio
  6. Yes praise the Lord sister, you are His and no weapon formed against you shall prosper in the mighty Name of our Lord Christ Jesus we pray. Amen! Amen! Amen! We come in the blood redeeming Name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus and command this pain in sisters JesusWins91 back to will leave now, we bind and chain you evil back pain now and command you in Christ Jesus Mighty Name that you evil spirits of back pain to come out now from our christian sister JesusWins91 and to never ever come back. Amen! Amen! Amen! 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. Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
  7. Hi Joe Ash, it is wise counsel to go to God in prayer and ask wait patiently on His answer. God gives to whoever He wills. But the devil also can come into our dreams, even give us prophetic dreams. Dreams can have many possibilities. they can be just a cleansing of the subconscious, trying to sort things out of current or past events. they can be nightmares, from indigestion or nightmares coming from a darker side or dreams coming as a warning or revelation from God. For sure the occult and pagans believes in dreams and one can find many books on the interpretation of dreams through the new age movement, that is not really new age. It is just old age pagan, occult witchcraft repackaged to appeal to the world system of today . What the bible has to say: Joel 2:28 I Will Pour Out My Spirit 28And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29Even on My menservants and maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days.… Acts 2:17 Peter Preaches to the Crowd …16No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people; your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18Even on My menservants and maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.… ----------------------------- If you and or have any family members past or present who dabbled in the occult, witchcraft, went to a psychic or clairvoyant those familiar spirits can follow you around and even give you prophetic dreams. Acts 16:16-40 16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. Best to pray to God that if your dreams are no coming from a good place to free yourself from them by praying to our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus to remove them from you. On the other hand the dream may come from God. Again if you pray about it to God and ask him to reveal if it is coming form Him.. ----------------------- My personal experience My grandfather on my mothers side found Christ Jesus through a dream that he dreamt. In it He saw Christ Jesus on the cross coming down and placing His three fingers in my grandfathers mouth. From that dream onwards, my grandfather became a great believer in Gods plan of Mercy and Grace and spoke to every body He met about the Mercy and Grace of God through Christ Jesus. My grandfather in his last years helped to bring to my own remembrance Gods Word, by having me read to him different passages in the bible that he told me to go to and read. Yet I had strayed from God, dabbling in divers worldly philosophies as well as occult and pagan philosophies and my self having been told by even my mother to go to a few soothsayers . Those things I have since rebuked the spirits from where that comes from and asked God for forgiveness. my mother who seemed to be a christian herself had once gone to a soothsayer when she herself was a teenager. So IDK but maybe from my family line ( i think of my mother, she may also have gotten a spirit of divination after she dabbled with having gone to a clairvoyant as a teenager.) My mother would have dreams or visions that came true about certain events. she herself I don't think she was much aware of it but, the things she would dream about and some concerning me, did occur, that she herself was not completely fully aware of. After my father l passed away,My mother at 47 years, left the RCC to join a bible believe christian church. Through her years in her christian walk she did grew in the Lord. In her last living years, she kept a diary in which she wrote some of her dreams and thoughts. I found that diary only after my mom had passed. In the diary she dreamt several dreams that came to be. she dreamt of the day of her death and wrote in detail certain things that truly did happen on the day of her stroke and consequent death. she also dreamed about me moving to the county and even describe some people who she claimed sh did not know who helped me move. these people she described where indeed people she did not know,but she described them accurately. After she passed I also found a not pad where she wrote down figures, _she used to be a book keeper, anyhow next to to figures she wrote down on her not pad was: John Ritter still before the Lord with a question mark, Now my mother wrote this in may of 2003, she died in June of 2003 and John ritter died in September 2003. what is even more puzzeling is that my mother did not follow Hollywood actors or even know of their names and so from her to right down the full name of actor John Ritter was a bit weird to see. Also weird things happens the day of my mothers accident /stoke. In my own place a window awning fell to the ground and landed right next to the fireplace where my mother stood a few weeks before for a picture. The awning fell in the early morning around 5-6 a., around the time my mother probably had her stroke. At the time I though it was my two cats running around , but later put together the pieces. Also it was very strange for my window awning to get to fall unto the floor and land were it landed. The morning of the accident ,my brother called me to say he had found my mother and asked where she kept her medicare card as the ambulance needed it to bring her to the hospital. I told him where she kept it and began myself driving to the hospital to meet them. While I was driving to the hospital, I was praying to God and then at the corner midway to the hospital, I felt a sudden peace come over me from the top of my head to my solar plexus and heard my mother say to me (not in voice but in spirit voice)" I am OK with my name, I am ok.. Then I knew her spirit was already our of her body or roaming about. Yet she was not yet completely passed. After she died, in deep grief,I would hear her from time to time tell me(in an unaudivle voice) that she was ok. this went on off and on for a year or so and then stopped. Also the clocks stopped functioning at my mother place and a mirror above her commode fell and landed without breaking between the hot and cold faucets. Then, the summer of my mother death, it happened three times, once at my mothers house, once at my place and another at our family country house that the phone wrung and when I picked it up , there was like a static buzz that I have never heard before or afterward. Also that summer whilst I was cutting the grass on an estate mower in the country with earplugs in my ears to cut the sound of the mower, as I was driving and praising the Lord, again my mothers voice came to me( not audible but in spirit) this time it was not in a peaceful" I am o.k." this time my mothers voice kept coming in rather strongly almost like she was screaming at me. I wondered what that was all about, then I decided to fill up my estate lawnmower with more gasoline and heard a great big BOOM and when i went to check out were the boom came from, I found a very huge and heavy tree branch the size of 3feet wide and eight feet long had fallen from one of our very old maple trees in the back of the house right where I had just been cutting the grass right under hat maple tree where the branch fell and where I heard my mothers scream in my head, like she was trying to warn me. As for me, a few years before my mom passed, and I was still doing my own thing going to church but also going to pagan or occult gatherings, I had just come back from England in august2001 when I had a dream of walking in new York city and looking up to see a plane flying so very low next to the sky scrappers. I was perplexed to see how low the plane was flying especially in the city and so near the buildings. and then later in September 2001, their was the 9/11 crash in New York city. I returned seriously to the Lord after my Achilles "freek"accident in the fall of 2002, and got rid of all my occult, divination books,cards, worldly music. I burnt the books and got rid of the music in the garbage. After doing this I felt a sudden weight leaving me and a peace come over me. But even so, I did experience the things I experienced after my mom passed away in 20o3. Since then I have been continuing to grow in the Lord but I have had in those years certain dreams that were king of for warnings in my life of things to come. Like for instance in the fall of 2015 and early January, February of 2016 I began dreaming of my uncle and where he lives. but in the dream my uncles place was his place but not his actual place it was his home in my dream and his place was filled with very bright light and all was very white. Then in February I began to think more and more of my uncle and began also to experience pain in my front upper legs. My uncle who lives far from me, did not let on that he was ill and in May 10 2016 my uncle passed. They told me later that he had very bad circulation in his legs and that they in February had to amputate a toe and wanted to amputate his leg, but my uncle refused and then died. Recently this spring I had another dream, ( that I will not mention for now) I do not know if that dream was from God or the devil. I have rebuked the dream in the name of Christ Jesus . Part of the dream did occur and another has yet to happen . So are my dreams coming from the devil? or are they coming from God? or are some from satan and others from God? I believe that even christian believers can get dreams that come from the evil side as well as from God. And the best thing to do is rebuke them in the blood name of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus when you sens they are evil. Do I have a spirit of divination hovering around me? I have prayed to God to remove any spirit of divination, if there are any in or around me. I believe in Christ Jesus and His power to overcome any attacks from the devil and his demons. God has equipped us with His word as our armor of defense. Ephesians ch6. To be effective we must put on the armor of God daily. Also, Yes I believe we can be christian and still have familiar spirits hovering around us until we get delivered from them. "Ask and you shall receive, knock and the door will be opened." but also God can warn us of certain things in dreams Because my mother once went to a soothsayer in her teenage years, and then giving the number of a soothsayer that her secretary gave her to give me and from wicth I then went to, perhaps these spirits attached themselves to me also? I know that through the years I have let go of the things of the world, I have repented over much and have been healed from divers spiritual strongholds. I know that writing all this, I will be coming off to some as crazy, but I know in my life experience that yes there is a spiritual world with a good side and a bad side to it. I have experienced certain things that have proven that to me this. So I am not afraid because I have chosen to walk with Christ Jesus and follow Him and His Word. I also believe in deliverance ministries, the things they say, I can relate to very much because I have experienced them. Dr. Pat holiday is someone who has a good way of explaining these things, you can google her name and listen to some of her talks. Here is one of her talk that hers you can listen to where she talks about self deliverance. from youtube its title is the following: The Spirit of Self rejection - Dr Pat Holliday - blogtalkradio
  8. Hello and welcome to worthyJesusWins91, After reading your post, yes it looks like there could have been a transference of something evil coming from that "seer"/ "empath" . The good news is that you became aware of it pretty fast and did the right thing of calling on Christ Jesus to deliver you from whatever was or is trying to attack you. The bible warns us that we are to test the spirits to see if they are from God or not. One way to do that effectively is to align every thing with what the bible has to say and if it does not align itself with what the bible has to say, then you know it is not coming from the spirit of God. The bible teaches us how to defend ourselves everyday from the evil around us. Ephesians ch6 tells us how, because everyday we are put to new tests of faith and sometimes if we are not properly equipped with our armor that day, the dark side will try to come in. It -the dark side- tries in so many thought ways to get our attention, usually its through suggestions that tempt us to a reaction. Its how we react that makes the difference. And if we are caught of guard, we can react in a sinning way that can open the door for evil to come in us. however as soon we can recognize it, we can rebuke it in the name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. How can I explain? I will try. Even Christ Jesus apostles and disciples where put to test of faith . Christ Jesus rebuked Peter, saying get behind me satan, (Matthew 16:22-24), and we all know Peter denied Christ Jesus three times Matthew 26:69-75). When Peter saw Christ Jesus resurrected, Christ asked Peter three times if he truly loved him (John 21:15-19), after Peter replied Lord you know I do love you, then Christ Jesus said then feed my sheep, ie do My will. Peter is an example that even disciples could get under temptation and attack from satan. And we know Judas who also was given power by Christ Jesus along with the other disciples to heal the sick and drive out demons, he himself ended up betraying Christ Jesus. So as it was then with temptations from the devil to Gods people , so is it now. And those who say that a christian cannot be attacked by satan and from that attack ,get further away from God if they don't rebuke the sin, is misleading, because the bible does warn us to arm ourselves everyday with His Armor, His Word and use it upon attack so to guard our hearts from the enemies. The bible warns us to resist the devil and he will flee; (James 4:7-5:6) Christ Jesus gave authority to those who are His to go into the world, and preach the good new, heal the sick and cast out demons. Matthew 10:8 …7 As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. This has not changed for today, it still stands. Why are many churches and pastors and members of the church becoming corrupted today? because of an infiltration of evil spirits( kundalini, occult, addictive spirits and the likes) that have come in and are causing a falling away because people have not been on guard, have not been on guard to have placed daily on them, the whole armor of God so to protect themselves from the enemies lures , suggestions and traps of deception that lead away from Gods Will for us. . Sin once accepted and manifested in us, opens us up to the demonic strongholds it can have. Their are familiar spirits that can come from family generational curses, that need to be broken, their are demonic spirits that can attach themselves to us through our own sinning through the lust of the flesh that need to be cleansed away through prayer and supplication:Philippians 4:6-8 :6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. There are few churches who now do what Christ called them to do: Matthew 10:8 …7As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. The bible does say that we are to be pro-active everyday in relationship with our Lord and Savior, so He can be able to protect us and deliver us from the evil of this world. The Word of God is there for us to use , learn, partake in it, ie apply it to and in our everyday lives. Its there for our own good and protection, if only we apply it, not just hear it but be doers of it also. James 1:22-25 22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. Ephesians 6:18 : 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints. As for my own personal story, I once gave my heart to the Lord,(at a young age) then slowly I fell into a lot of traps from the enemies camp, forgetting more and more what I had learnt and read in the bible as I also was being tempted by the world and its divers lures and philosophies. I was very much less a doer of His Word and became more and more forgetful of His Words by doing so. Even though i still thought myself to be a christian, I got quite a bit caught up in the world, with it lusts and temptation, philosophies, and this led me further away from God and His Word. God tried to call me back to Him three specific times, within the space of seven years, the first time He showed me what it is like to be eliminated from His Presence for good, the second, I almost lost my life, while looking for Him yet still being caught up by the lures of the world and the hold it had on me but He spared my life and got me to think about Him but again I drifted in other teachings such as pagan & occult teachings and practices. This last third time, at that time I had spoken with a "seer" and she told me if I had any neck pain on one side of my neck, I replied no I feel just fine, well a few days after, I got the worst pain in my neck on the side she asked me about then a few days after that, I had a freak accident of slipping on the third to last step of the back stairwell where I lived at the time and as I slipped I was propelled into a metal post , that I had to put up my arms to shield me from worse injury. However , my left foot fell back into the metal fire escape stair, that acted as a clever and ruptured my Achilles tendon. Just before the accident as I was closing the back door of my place I said to myself out loud: I feel as if the devil is at my back. (Now, that I know better,I should have rebuked the devil in the name of Christ Jesus instead). Anyhow I believe God allowed this accident to happen for me to have a chance to turn back to Him. Somehow this time I knew in my heart that I had to make a decision to let go of the things of the world I got into, and to just follow Him and no one else to be freed from the dark spirits that came along with my straying and sinning away from God. God at that time also placed people in my life to guide me to read again His Word . As I began again reading his Word , I found to my amazement, how much I had strayed away from it. that's when I developed an hunger to get to know His Word more and more. Through my prayers asking for deliverance and healing , also asking God to show me how to trust Him more and more and my willingness to be willing to trust and have faith / faithfulness to God and His Word, He became able once again to heal me, deliver me out of the enemies camp. That is when I began to see true change happen and for the better, and the chains of the enemy leave me. Now I know that everyday, even though we walk in Christ, we still have new tests of faith and we need to keep on guard with His Word and keep going with an ongoing living relationship with Him so He can help us overcome and also protect us from the enemy. Yes God can heal us and deliver us today, if only we just come to Him and ask Him for His help and make the decision to live for Him and no other god or philosophies. Praise God JesusWins91, you called out on Him to help and deliver you. God always hears and comes to help an earnest heart crying out to Him for help. Christ Is the great salvageur, He can deliver us and free us from where no other can. Christ Jesus gave us the outline of how we should pray and what God can do and will for us who choose to follow Him and believe by faith and live by His Word. Matthew 6 Christ Jesus said: Do Good to Please God 6 “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 3 But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. The Model Prayer 5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you [c]openly. 7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. [d]For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. If you go to find a christian church, pray before to God to guide you to a good church, and make sure it is aligned with Gods Word before you have anyone touch or pray for you. James 5:14-16 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. There are still good Christians churches ( ministries) around that also pray deliverance prayers that are effective, but with prayer, we also need to be pro-active ourselves in having a daily relationship with Him and His Word and to be not just hearers of His Word but also doers of His Word. This is when true change and freedom from the enemies camp happens in our lives and for the better. Christ Jesus gives us these warnings: Matthew 12:45 An Unclean Spirit Returns …44Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ On its return, it finds the house vacant, swept clean and put in order. 45Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and dwell there; and the final plight of that man is worse than the first. So will it be with this wicked generation.”
  9. Hello maryjayne; What a great topic you brought up . I am glad I never thought much about the "gifts" or position we will have in heaven. I always remembered the passage when the disciples asked who will be the greatest in heaven : Matthew 18 18 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. That's what Christ Jesus is looking for from us, to serve Him and others, not because we have to, but because we now want to, because we love Christ so much and desire to grow in Him more and more. I was glad to hear that we will place our crows at the feet of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. We are all sinners who are saved /salvaged by God plan Mercy & Grace through His only begotten Son Christ Jesus. As we grow in Christ , it should become more about Him and less about us. The gratitude I have is that I heard His voice and replied back, with a repentant heart and a deep desire to seek to know His will and get to know Him more and more. There is so much gratitude in that,that He came looking for a wretch like me, I am just so happy just as happy as can be if even I am a little molecule around Him and with Him always around. To me, being without the presence of God is the worst possible outcome. As it has been said and I agree also with, and that is, that it is He who gives us our unique gifts and guides us with them as we grow in Him, also we are all given unique test of faith that proves us more and more as we move along and grow in His virtue and through and past this earthly road. Comparing with others is not helpful, and may neither be accurate as we may not know everything about another persons heart. The most important thing is to always keep our focus on God and His Word and keep a daily relationship with Him and just be willing to keep growing in Him to become more and more the child of God He always intended for us to be. Christ Jesus gave to his 12 appointed the authority to heal the sick and cast our demons.However, one of His appointed -Judas, ended up betraying Him Mark 3:15 14He appointed twelve of them, whom He designated as apostles, to accompany Him, to be sent out to preach, 15and to have authority to drive out demons. KJV vesrion: 14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter; 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
  10. Repentance in Christianity means a sincere turning away, in both the mind and heart, from self to God. It involves a change of mind that leads to action -- the turning away from a sinful course to God. The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary defines repentance in its fullest sense as "a complete change of orientation involving a judgment upon the past and a deliberate redirection for the future." Repentance in the Bible In a biblical context, repentance is recognizing that our sin is offensive to God. Repentance can be shallow, such as the remorse we feel because of fear of punishment (like Cain) or it can be deep, such as realizing how much our sins cost Jesus Christ and how his saving grace washes us clean (like the conversion of Paul). Calls for repentance are found throughout the Old Testament, such as Ezekiel 18:30: "Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall." This prophetic call for repentance is a loving cry for men and women to return to dependence on God: "Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up." (Hosea 6:1, ESV) Before Jesus began his earthly ministry, John the Baptist preached: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 3:2, ESV) Jesus also called for repentance: "The time has come," Jesus said. "The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!" (Mark 1:15, NIV) After the resurrection, the apostles continued to call sinners to repentance. Here in Acts 3:19-21, Peter preached to the unsaved men of Israel: "Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago." (ESV) Repentance and Salvation Repentance is an essential part of salvation, requiring a turning away from the sin-ruled life to a life characterized by obedience to God. The Holy Spirit leads a person to repent, but repentance itself cannot be seen as a "good work" that adds to our salvation. The Bible states that people are saved by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, there can be no faith in Christ without repentance and no repentance without faith. The two are inseparable. https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-repentance-700694 The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8–14; Acts 3:19). In summarizing his ministry, Paul declares, “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds” (Acts 26:20). The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action.
  11. Pray tell, who is your brother?
  12. You’ve probably heard it: ‘God hates the sin, but loves the sinner’. Is this true? What does God say in His word? “The scriptures are full of statements where God loves the world so His love is extended (John 3:16). The very action of sending Jesus is an action of love for humanity, so we cannot diminish that.” “But at the same time, His righteous anger is incited against sin. So He does not like us just the way we are, He accepts us just the way we are. But He expects us to become more like Christ when we put our faith in the Gospel. There’s a tension there that has to be respected, and I think this phrase captures a little bit of that.” We know God is love (1 John 4:8). We also know God that He is just, and therefore hates evil (Psalm 5:4-6). “He truly does hate the sin, and if you commit yourself to unrepentant sin — that you’re just going to do it and think God loves you that way — you are really mistaken. Yet at the same time He does love us. We can’t get into this judgmental kind of attitude to say, the wrath of God is to be poured out, and terrify people, scare them half to death. He reaches out to us in a heart of love through Jesus Christ.“ This is where the good news of the Gospel comes in. “To understand God’s love, look at what He did to provide a way for you to be at peace with Him. He did it all through the Lord Jesus Christ: if that’s not love, I don’t know what love is. He didn’t do anything wrong himself but he took our punishment.” “If someone is on death row and they’re awaiting execution, and Jesus comes in and volunteers to take their place — to die in their place so that they can be released and live — wouldn’t you respond to that with the greatest of gratitude?” “That’s the tip of the spear of the gospel, it’s the love of God, and I don’t think we should ever stray from that. But as soon as you start talking about the need to be saved, you get into sin, and the problem that we have: that we are alienated from God because of our rebellion, so we do need Him to initiate reconciliation through His love.” https://myktis.com/2017/10/god-hate-sin-love-sinner/ 1 Samuel 15:23 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
  13. 1 John 3:15 Love One Another …14We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death. 15Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer. 16 By this we know what love is: Jesus laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.…
  14. For sure we are not better than Christ Jesus but in Him we are assured to become perfected in Him and through Him. About: ( Luke 18:18-19) Many people miss use this particular verse ( Luke 18:18-19) and take it out of context to say that Christ Jesus was not good, therefore He was not God as Only God is good. In the full context of what Christ Jesus said and why He said that, one has to look at the whole paragraph. Not to now explain that, ( that should be for another thread) but in short Christ Jesus was being questioned, so to be tricked, by the pharisees. What Christ Jesus was trying to say is that no human of the adamic race is good like God is good,( but He was God, and Christ knew that, what perhaps the Pharisee did not know, and that is, thatchrist Jesus IS the Only Begotten Son, as He was and Is and will always be . Christ IS, never changing His of Goldy nature even as in the form of man) . Christ Jesus blood came direct from God the Father, it did not come from the cursed genome of Adam and Eve, it came directly from God, God used Mary to bring forth Christ Jesus in human form, but all else of Christ Jesus was divine including His untainted pure divine Blood. ( the blood of a baby in the womb, does not mix with the mothers blood, they are separate) If Christ Jesus had ANY sin in Him, He would not be Gods Only begotte Son, and He would not have been able to be a Blood Atonement/ sacrifice to redeem mans' adamic fallen sin nature , of which everyone one of us is born with of except Christ Jesus. That is why, no man, can ever take the place of Christ Jesus,(even though many false Christ try to) man can only redeem Himself through Christ Jesus living inside of them and helping them to become more and more righteous=without sin. YES with The Holy Spirit of God living inside of us, we can and with Him we will want to do good, not because we have to, bur because we desire to, because Christ Jesus Nature is living in anyone truly born again of the Spirit of Him and has let go of the flesh in order to follow Him. Have you really decided to follow Him?, If so, HE can help you become the child of God you were always intended to be In Christ Jesus and seeking Him and to follow and LEARN from His Word, we also can overcome sin and sickness. He came to die and free us from the bondage of sickness and sin. (Isaiah 53) as for The nature of Christ Jesus. It is and never changed The bible says many times that Christ Jesus was without sin, He always IS good and part of the trinity: Father, Son Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:21, KJV "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." Hebrews 4:15, KJV "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 9:28, KJV"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation." 1 Peter 2:22, KJV "Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:" 1 John 3:5, KJV "And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." What has no SIn is GOOD Christ Jesus WAS, IS forever GOOD. However , our aim in Christ Jesus is to be perfected in Him and it begins also here on earth, that when we truly give our heart and lives unto the care of God, and humbly lay our sins at the foot of the cross with true repentance-sorrow-, we will be covered over by the divine untainted redeeming Blood of Christ Jesus, our sins will be forgiven His Holy Spirit will come make a home in our lives and will help CONTINUE TO transform us into the children of God we where always meant to be. It is an ACTIVE relationship not a passive one or a one sided one, it is an active relationship between us and God, and so being ourselves active participants in this living relationship with Christ Jesus, He becomes able to Help us . If we forget this part, we loose out on ALL that He can do for us so to transform us into His Godly nature witch is a good one. Perhaps Peter can better explain things as to what we as christian should look towards and reflect upon. 2 Peter 3 The Promise of the Lord's Coming 3 My dear friends, this is now the second letter I have written you. In both letters I have tried to arouse pure thoughts in your minds by reminding you of these things. 2 I want you to remember the words that were spoken long ago by the holy prophets, and the command from the Lord and Savior which was given you by your apostles. 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days some people will appear whose lives are controlled by their own lusts. They will make fun of you 4 and will ask, “He promised to come, didn't he? Where is he? Our ancestors have already died, but everything is still the same as it was since the creation of the world!” 5 They purposely ignore the fact that long ago God gave a command, and the heavens and earth were created. The earth was formed out of water and by water, 6 and it was also by water, the water of the flood, that the old world was destroyed. 7 But the heavens and the earth that now exist are being preserved by the same command of God, in order to be destroyed by fire. They are being kept for the day when godless people will be judged and destroyed. 8 But do not forget one thing, my dear friends! There is no difference in the Lord's sight between one day and a thousand years; to him the two are the same. 9 The Lord is not slow to do what he has promised, as some think. Instead, He is patient with you, because he does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants all to turn away from their sins. 10 But the Day of the Lord will come like a thief. On that Day the heavens will disappear with a shrill noise, the heavenly bodies will burn up and be destroyed, and the earth with everything in it will vanish.[a] 11 Since all these things will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and dedicated to God, 12 as you wait for the Day of God and do your best to make it come soon—the Day when the heavens will burn up and be destroyed, and the heavenly bodies will be melted by the heat. 13 But we wait for what God has promised: new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will be at home. 14 And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God's sight and to be at peace with Him. 15 Look on our Lord's patience as the opportunity He is giving you to be saved, just as our dear friend Paul wrote to you, using the wisdom that God gave him. 16 This is what he says in all his letters when he writes on the subject. There are some difficult things in his letters which ignorant and unstable people explain falsely, as they do with other passages of the Scriptures. So they bring on their own destruction. 17 But you, my friends, already know this. Be on your guard, then, so that you will not be led away by the errors of lawless people and fall from your safe position. 18 But continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, now and forever! Amen. Peter as well as the other apostles are saying:"do your best to be pure and faultless in God's sight:. Our relationship is not to be stagnant but active in HIM, as that is how His righteousness can be perfected in us NOW. As born again Christians, it goes hand in hand that we should have a Christ like nature living in us and be at a stage of better-gooder- person than when we did not have Him living in us. I know personalty that He has already begun His work in me and has already transformed me, healed me, made me a BETTER "gooder" person than what I was without seeking and having and active daily relationship in Him. Yes I still have long to go in terms of improvement and becoming even more -gooder-lol, but I am much better in Him than when I did not follow Him or seek to ask and obey Him and His Word actively . The bible better explains what I am trying to convey: Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. These are promises from Gods Word. John 16:33 Christ Jesus said: "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." And so with Him living in us, we to can overcome this world. We can overcome sin. He has promised that He will help us to do so. 1 John 2:6 the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. There are GOOD people in Christ Jesus, in various stagews of perfection, to say otherwise is denying HIM and HIS promises. We are perfected through Him working in us, chastening us,bringing to remembrance His WORD ALIVE in us and us participating in this ongoing daily relationship with Him by our LOVE, faith/faithfulness to Him and His WORD. Yes HE LOVES US and so if He loves us Mercifully and Graciously should we not desire also to love Him, please Him, be faithful to Him also? If we have faith in someone, we also believe in them and desire to be faithful back. If we say we love Him and choose to live in darkness, we deny Him His love and His WORD, and so His WORD does not live in us. Look to 1 John ch1 If we are true brides of Christ Jesus, we will seek to be faithful to Him and willing to Love Him more and more become willing to become obedient to Him and His Word more and more. what kind of bride does an unfaithful bride make? Is the groom looking for an unfaithful bride of one who is faithful? Christ Jesus is waiting for His bride whose lamp is full, not one whose lamp is empty. 1 John 1 What Was Heard, Seen, and Touched 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. Fellowship with Him and One Another 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. If Christ Jesus was not good, He could not take away our own sins and redeem us from the Power of Sin
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