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  1. Just a wonderful day today

    While God blesses every day, today was just special. My pastor is in the middle of a series of expositions of Acts and of Peter. He is at the peak of his evangelism, having just turned 65 and having been in the pulpit here since he was 28 the word presented by him is just awesome. I personally felt the motivation and tug of the Holy Spirit this day, and then took my bride to a ball game where we had third row seats behind the home team dugout. The game was exciting, back and forth, a nail biter won with a walk off homer! Wow such grand fun followed y a fine steak dinner and a safe trip home to be quietly alone together. It just doesn't get much finer. Praise God for this really special out of the ordinary fun adventure.
  2. In English there are many antichrists as in John : Little children, it is the last time. And as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists, whereby we know that this is the last time. In English there is also sons of the devil as in Acts : ....a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet named Bar-Jesus. He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, “You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord? But to what good purpose, and profit, do I want to have a word to separate people? Do I wish to make a personal judgement? Do I want to disparage groups of individuals, clustering them as not being worthy of sharing the gospel of my Lord with in hope they might remember my testimony along with the testimonies of many saints in Christ of Christ Jesus when the Holy Spirit does call them to repentance of their own personal sins against God? My own salesman's training makes me wary of winnowing out a prospects list and then calling those I reject as good prospects by some disparagement out of my own judgement. I prefer to think of individuals as "not yet" or as "successful", and that the salesman that makes and closes the deal is the Holy Spirit. At best I only advertise and encourage, to the benefits of being saved onto life eternal with God through the only way to Him, which is by the shed blood of His son Jesus. I will pray for those that do "not yet" know Him as Lord of their shame, and their savior, and if they at some point in their life hear the call of the Holy spirit and do repent I will think of them as becoming "successful", but I don't know that finding a name that cloisters them all together much helps that intent. I will instead leave that to God and His judgements.
  3. Embassy move in May

    That date is significant for multiple reasons for many peoples and faiths. The move could raise the temperature of discord among peoples gathered for their own rites of faith, and lead to some raising up of new leaderrs among the groups that will want to war over the disputed territory. The nations and the power brokers of nations are likely having to reassess their own plans because of this move. The land for the temporary embassy is on contested ground, under Israeli control, but contested since 1967. The USA setting it's embassy there pretty much declares it to be Israeli sovereign land. The move complicates the whole two State solution negotiation and the stance of the last decades of USA presidents and secretaries of State leaving it all without validity in the eyes of many parties to the struggle that flares into open war and then recedes into terrorist campaigns over decades of dispute. To me it is a bold move made in the struggle of nations over Israel that closes out the era of timidity by the USA. This move plus the shutdown of financing to parties other than Israel in the area will make the USA the target used in the next bigger battle between the nations at Israel, as God draws the nations in with hooks firmly in the jaws of kings and armies. With this one move by President Trump, all the grand plans of the power makers are upset. The embassy's location will become a rallying call for some to go to war again. (It is a step that denies there are Palestinians, a position that I agree with but is seldom if ever favored by the world's leaders.) USA President Jimmy Carter in behalf ot the Carter Foundation Dec 7, 2017: “This fundamental shift in decades-old U.S. policy exacerbates tensions throughout the Arab and Muslim world, but we hope that protests can remain nonviolent,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. “Any change to the status of the city without the consent of the Palestinians jeopardizes any prospect for peace. East Jerusalem is a linchpin of Palestinian aspirations for a state of their own.”
  4. Embassy move in May

    What's next? Well okay; I bet some "refugee" will claim Israeli persecution and will seek refuge and then entry into the USA via the US embassy at Jerusalem.
  5. Embassy move in May

    Why not be interested and curious?
  6. Do You Know The Gospel of Salvation?

    May I add to this discussion that the "Gospel of Jesus Christ" is presented from the Alpha to the Omega of the word of God and not just in a few select verses out of the New Testament. For without the beginning(s) the foundation is not known, it just appears. The Gospel, the truth, begins with, "In the beginning God created the heaven and earth." It continues throughout every word of the Bible to be the gospel of Christ Jesus. including: "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister." The gospel is also inclusive of the declaration that God is sovereign over all matters and has been and will continue to be. As has been declared within the following: ..." Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified." This gospel assures each that is called to understanding, that Jesus does not fail. He is the Good Shepherd and He never ever fails any that have been called. As is declared: "For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” The gospel of jesus continues. It is not only four testimonies of Mark Matthew Luke and John, nor only of Paul or James of of the Psalmists and many prophets. it as the word throughout the Omega opens with the declaration: The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near." The red thread of redemption is declared throughout the Bible.The Bible does not save, only Jesus saves. The Bible "makes one wise" unto to salvation, and then only by the revealing of it's truth by the enlightening of the Holy Spirit. "The Bible itself does not save but it makes each saint able to act in faith to appropriate God's salvation in Christ".
  7. pope tells boy his atheist dad is in heaven

    The issue of the popedom and it's folly is separate from the pain a child suffers at the loss of a family member. Great care and some mercy for the child's sake is needed, not a recitation of the book of revelation. Confidence that God is sovereign and does not really need any of us to bring the child to salvation is also needed. There is a time and a place and a season for all things; and there is a wrong time place and season too. Comfort the children let the child grow hearing the word of God and let the Holy Spirit give the call to repentance to this child once he is accountable, but do not bring such pain to the child that he hates God for it, to the point he will reject the call by the Holy Spirit. It is similar unkindnesses that kept me from hearing the Holy Spirit for decades. I rejected God for the unkind spirit of his saints when I was a young child, as I found I would not want to be anything like them in their harshness and self righteous piety. Plus I have had the very issue in my own family where a very young child lost his close security, his caregiver. It has been a long battle with many downs and a few great ups, and despite it all this child is building a relationship with his creator- for God is sovereign of all matters and He hears our prayers. I need not get ahead of God and force feed His truths. Again there is a time and a place and a season, all known to God.
  8. What is wrong with me !!!

    Hi, Joining in prayer for relief of your symptoms and for better health overall. May you be led to good medical care and a regular or primary care physician that can be your quarterback for planning assessing and getting you to any specialists that might be helpful in treating you. Many of us have had bouts of multiple nose bleeds. They do get scary as well as being just plain debilitating and messy. The idea that they are common to many does not mean they should be accepted without trying to find out the cause. Many conditions and diseases result in joint pain and nose bleeds, likely you are going to have to help yourself some too by paying attention to diet, environmental conditions, as well as any meds, and or health product supplements you may be using. And then share all that information with a doctor and a pharmacist. Father please hear our prayers for Tigger and heal the ailments being suffered. Amen.
  9. pope tells boy his atheist dad is in heaven

    The popedom is evil. That said, if asked I would not under any circumstance hurt that child with a; of course your dad isn't, he is awaiting the White Throne Judgement and will be cast into the Lake Of Fire. Come on people, no one is that cruel to a kid. It would be worse than telling a kid easter egg hunts are a sinful spring fertility rite of pagans, so your mommy that has you dressed up as a rabbit chasing after eggs is at best a wiccan. No, one just says; why that is a pretty color purple on that egg isn't it? A royal color how nice.... Not all truths are beneficial all the time. A little compassion may be better than a truth declared without compassion and love. The pope's evil will become known to the child at a more appropriate time if the Holy Spirit is still in charge and makes the specific call to each unsaved person that is to be saved. Seems to me God is still sovereign, and that the Holy Spirit still reveals the truth of the word of God calling each unsaved person to their own individual repentance and to Jesus as Lord and to their salvation. even the pope cannot prevent that call. The truth is not going to save the father, nor is it going to enhance the child's receiving the call by the Holy Spirit. Better to let the child who is not of age of accountability be comforted, and let him grow without extra pain in his young body spirit and soul. A crushing is not what he needs. More likely he has need of compassionate comfort for his spirit so that he may still grow to maturity, the age of accountability, and to then be better able to handle the idea that in reality only a remanent are saved, and then by the grace and mercy of God alone. In the meantime teach the love of God and demonstrate it, do not be the self appointed avenger, the mean spirited professing Christian, making children feel awful. May God have mercy on even the pope for his act of kindness to a child.
  10. Modern fashion for women is frustrating

    Oh, here I am posting on a woman's fashions thread again, but i have a question; What lines of clothes are there that are acceptable? How about some of the Ann Taylor line including their wide legged pants as example? I ask because I do want to get my spouse some gift certificates, perhaps something that will encourage her to spend a little on herself, more than she will otherwise on her own. Because of her frugal nature she will economize and struggle to find modest and flattering clothes, much as has been the conversation here. Maybe it is just like men's clothing of old one just has to bite the bullet and pony up money for really good stuff. I had to live in men's suits for decades, learned a cheap suit is cheap for a reason, but a great suit of traditional lines will last longer than I could still fit into it. What with my body building and extreme muscle gain over the years I have had to continue to buy larger and larger sizes -LOL
  11. Modern fashion for women is frustrating

    How does a prostitute dress? Never mind it is a rhetorical question; I just got to thinking that one might want more to dress rather finely than to dress like a Walmartian, or the way some of the Little league moms are doing at their children's games ( A current situation a little too vulgar for detailed conversation here, but one of real life concern). It is still difficult for me to believe some women are so, well... stupid, as to do what they are as it used to get men arrested if they appeared that way in public places. And today just how does one address such situations? ??? Maybe I should just leave the subject at that. It is sad, I kinda feel sorry for the kids that have a mom raising them that is so desperate to get that kind of attention. The men that might be attracted are likely a serious danger to the kids of these moms. Oh well, prayer prayer and more prayer I guess. Pray for the kids for sure.
  12. Modern fashion for women is frustrating

    Hey I found the most beautiful woman as she walked past my home in a Girl Scout uniform complete with a sash filled with merit badges. I married her having fallen in love immediately. May not have been the uniform, might have been the pony tail. but it was all over from that moment on, except the "courtship" ritual.
  13. Statue being removed

    But does "history" require statues? If the account is true then this was a pretty nasty man, whose image or statue might be more suited for display in a house of horrors museum.
  14. Matthew 9:13

    Hi, Yes attitude seems key to me, for that refreshes the spirit. ( Corinthians 16:18 or there about ) But; all that is in the Lord's will for me has not necessarily been received at first by a happy spirit within me. Instead His will for me has been followed often enough to be aware of it by either perceived necessity, or resisted by personal pride. Often enough only after submitting my pride has there been birth of a great pleasure in the doing, giving, contributing, sharing. That starts out as chore becomes desirable pleasure for me, and I guess is part of a fuller sanctification. Maybe that is so with others as well.