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Mike Mclees

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  1. Here is the true bride. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lam and the word of their testimony and they loved not their life unto the death Many churches have strayed and become worldly. They added to themselves many doctrines and ideals. It has become confusion this thing we call Christianity. Still only one field was planted. The true bride is one that is built upon a personal faith walk with Christ and only Christ knows them. God has no denominations in his kingdom. He has no favorites only those who have kept His commandments, walk in the spirit and stay true even to the end. Jesus said pray always the ye be accounted worthy to escape the things that are coming upon the earth.
  2. No man can come to Jesus except the Father draw him. Jesus said in the end many hearts shall draw cold
  3. Faith and truth in Christ comes by revelation Jesus said you must be born again of the Spirit. The carnal mind and the Holy spirit are like opposite poles that repel one another. this is not just a command but its an absolute truth. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God neither indeed can be Romans 8: 6-10 1 Corinthians 2:14 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. True understanding and faith in Gods word is a gift and only happens when one excepts it as the truth by Faith. If one says I need evidence they will not receive the Revelation of Gods word.
  4. Doing good works is a product of being changed to Christ likeness not doing. Rom 12: 1,2 I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of god present your bodies as a living sacrifice holy , acceptable to God which is your reasonable service And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God
  5. Morgan freeman may not be religious. You can ask people about God and you will get every kind of answer. God is not the issue, but Christ is. God is not rejected, but Jesus is.
  6. I don't believe I would want put it to the test. We rely upon fleshly human reasoning. No one knows the mind of God except the Son. We are in no position to be judges.
  7. On you last comment could you explain why your answer was yes. Gods kingdom is heavenly and spiritual. When the church was born at Pentecost there was not even a name given to it. Every time a group differs with another they give it a name like Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran. These names then become as dividing walls. Drop the names and you go back to Pentecost when no name was given it
  8. The question is, Is denominationalism biblical? Does God have a preferred and true church amongst denominations? Are there denominations in Gods kingdom?
  9. You will know when you hate what once loved and love what you once hated. You don't hang with the old crowed anymore and you will be ridiculed and rejected by those who once liked you when you were doing all the ungodly things they do and consider normal life. 1 Peter 4:12-19 1 Peter 4:12-19 King James Version (KJV) 12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
  10. I hope you don't think I was referring to myself with this analogy. My Lord can take me now if he so desires. What could this world give then what He has given me I have none of these world things. I have to budget my SS everyday just to get by. Still I have Love for My Lord and I am not forsaken. He is with me always to help and see me through. I do have a motor cycle that I love but trying to sell it. It will be hard to part with it when it is sold. Yet there is nothing that I would give up for what I have in Christ. He will never be for sale.
  11. I recently was in a hospital because I have heart disease. My nurse for the day came in and asked me what is the most important thing in your Life. this hospital identified with being a mission for Christ. I didn't hesitate to say the most important thing in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ, and that is the truth. I have had heart blockage now for 19 years. Life for me is walking the razors edge and years are waning. When we are young we have ambitions and dreams but now being seventy three and retired one begins to understand that all of those things are worthless. I been a believer for 35 years and I have known that truth for a long time. Christ is our identity and there simply is nothing else. When we are young we want to find an identity and it can be just about anything. It is all for nothing except your identity is Christ alone, and to all who find that identity in their heart we have the gift of eternal life. Jesus said if any man loves his life in this world he will lose it, but if anyone would lose his life for his sake will find it. For me there was no other answer for her question. If we have our identity in Christ we have life. and everything else is vain. Jesus told of a man who thought having wealth was his security for retirement. This is what the world strives for. stock up your port folios for retirement living. Where I live is a haven for rich retirees. Jesus said of the man you fool, for today your soul will be required of thee. He exclaimed NO NO not now! I have worked hard all my years for this moment to sit on my porch and enjoy my retirement years. I have all the good things now New car a retirement home best that money can buy. I play golf and enjoy living next to a beautiful lake. with my boat and jet skies. Surly you can't take me now. What is the most important thing in your Life ?
  12. does anyone here ever feel like a voice never heard. Like people hearing without listening. That you say nothing worth considering of thought. Like the unseen, unheard entity. Knowing what you say is sound and true but no one cares or that it is worthy of thought. Sometimes I wonder why I'm on this board Be blessed everyone anyway signed frustrated like watching the crowed all chatting and walking along seeing some guy alone in the corner whos lips are moving but there is no sound coming from them. May I will move on and find a place where others are listening
  13. Perhaps I missed understood something here. When I struggled with certain is isues. smoking pot and stop drinking was was immediate with me when I wanted to find God in my Life. However I had picked up painpill addiction. aside from that I was addicted to pornography since I was a young boy. How ever I was delivered from them but they had a hold on me for a very long time. Don't gasp some in this very worthy ministry board would know about pornography. They might not want to admit it. Its the great closet sin. If not for grace none of us would have hope. We cannot except ourselves for these things. There is a great war between the flesh and The Spirit. If you don't understand that war you probably don't know What it is to come to Christ. The lord knows things deeply and interment about us. We are all individuals with different natures and personalities. We are complex beings and only the Lord knows the heart of a man and how to deal with individual failings. We may not want to admit some of them but I am not afraid because I've been freed from them even thought they followed me even after I turned to Jesus. To our poster my neighbor smoked and was an Alcoholic and he was not able to overcome them. They killed him and I was at his unofficial burial of his ashes.
  14. Friend I have been where you are and God did not just snap His fingers to heal me either. I struggled for a long time but the day finally came that God took it out of my hands by other means. What is needed is not be able to be near what you are addicted to until your desire is taken away and are then given strength to walk away. God has not left you on your own but wants you to no just how hard it is to brake such habits with out His intervention. I thought many times that the Lord put a thorn in my side like Paul. You may fall many times but if you are really sincere and don't give up that day will come. You will be set free. I promise you He is not turning a blinded eye.
  15. We are worthy if our life and faith reflects that we are His. In John 3:16 believe is more the simple belief It says the devils believe and they fear Him. So believe is an action verb. Jesus Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore and pray always that you be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
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