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  1. Did Jesus Die 'Spiritually' on the Cross

    My thought is that when He became sin for us, and took on death as the reward of sin, He suffered beyond our understanding. Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
  2. HI =)

    Just a note to say, welcome.
  3. 9/23/17 Review

    Watching with hope. He is coming soon. Each verse is about His coming, and the last verse has a command: Mark 13:32-35 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning
  4. talking to someone in a coma

    Dear Turtletwo, First, I am praying that your mother will be restored by the Lord. I have a sweet memory to tell. My 90 year old Mother had been injured in a fall, and I flew out to see her in the hospital, and we visited for several days, then she grew much quieter and ceased eating. I was allowed to sleep in a hospital bed near her, so realized what was happening. I sat near her. She had loved to play piano and have me sing with her for hours during our whole lives together. I decided to sing to Mother, every song I could think of, hymns, love songs, and did so for hours, and she was unresponsive and still. When I quit for a few moments and just sat by her, her eyebrow went up and I knew she was letting me know she wanted me to continue singing to her, so I did. She died some hours later, quietly, and went to be with the Lord. A little side note, I had thought of singing Doggie in the Window, and thought, no, I didn't care for that one, thought of it again, didn't sing it. The next morning at my sister's house, I said to my sister, What is this little ceramic thing? She said, take off the lid. I did, and it played, Doggie in the Window. Bless you as you think of Scriptures to speak to your Mother.
  5. Fellowship

    Welcome, and you will like it here.
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  7. Blessings from us too. Welcome.
  8. Thanking God knowing you are toughing it out. XXX
  9. You are so much on my heart. Are you fighting an evil spirit? We got your post saying that you are not allowed to reply. Many of us are very concerned for you, and believe that when you have tried to do good that the Lord saw it. Jesus, Son of God, was tempted, suffered so greatly that we might have life. Not only did He see when you tried so hard, but He loves you. What a wonderful thing to discover, that my Creator is a precious Father, and that He loves each of us, loves me. Hard to understand, but He can fix those things that we need forgiveness for. He did it for me, and He has done it for these others too. Repeat the name of Jesus, consider His Blood spilled for you. The evil one cannot stand to hear that. And the moment you have some relief, say thank You, Lord, praise You Lord, for helping me. Do you think you could pick out someone to talk to here on this board?
  10. I would like to mention a book, "Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design." It is by Stephen C. Meyer, published by HarperOne An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, copyright 2009. Oversized paperback. 611 pages. The book was A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. Here are some comments: "A defining work in the discussion of life's origins.... this book is an engaging, eye-opening, and often eye-popping read." The American Spectator "A decisive case based upon breathtaking and cutting-edge science." Dr. Philip S. Skell, member, National Academy of Sciences, and Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University. "A fascinating exploration.... Whether you believer intelligent design is true or false, Signature in the Cell is a must-read book." Dr Scott Turner, professor, environmental and forest biology, State University of New York, and author of The Tinkerer's Accomplice. "A careful presentation of this fiendishly difficult problem." Dr. Thomas Nagel, professor, New York University, in the Times Literary Supplement. "Meyer demolishes the materlialist superstition at the core of evolutionary biology by exposing its Achilles' heel: its utter blindness to the origins of information. With the recognition that cells function as fast as supercomputers and as fruitfully as so many factories, the case for a mindless cosmos collapses. His refutation of Richard Dawkins will have all the dogs barking and the angels singing." George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty and Telecosm. "A 'must read' for all serious students of the origin-of-life debate. Not only is it a comprehensive defense of the theory of intelligent design, it is a lucid and rigorous exposition of the various dimensions of the scientific method." Alastair Noble, Ph.D., chemistry, former BBC education officer and Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools for Science, Scotland. "The origin of life remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of modern science. Looking beyond the biochemistry of the problem and focusing instead on the origin and information content of the 'code of life,' Meyer has written an eminently readable and engaging account of the quest to solve this mystery." Edward Peltzer, Ph.D., ocean chemistry, from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. "How does an intelligent person become a proponent of intelligent design? Anyone who stereotypes IDers as antiscientific ideologues or fundamentalists should read Dr. Meyer's compelling intellectual memoir." Dr. Marvin Olasky, provost, The King's College, New York City, and editor-in-chief, World. "In this engaging narrative, Meyer demonstrates what I as a chemist have long suspected: undirected chemical processes cannot produce the exquisite complexity of the living cell. He also shows compelling positive evidence for intelligent design in the digital code stored in the cell's DNA. A decisive case based upon breathtaking and cutting-edge science." Dr. Philip S. Skell, National Academy of Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor, emeritus, at Pennsylvania State University "Meyer gives us a fascinating exploration of the case for intelligent design theory, woven skillfully around a compelling account of his own journey. Along the way, he effectively dispels the most pernicious caricatures that intelligent design is simply warmed-over creationism, the province of deluded foods and morons, or a dangerous political conspiracy. Whether you believe intelligent design is true or false, Signature in the Cell is a mus-read book." Dr. Scott Turner, professor of environmental and forest biology, State University of New York, and author of The Tinkerer's Accomplice: How Design Emerges from Life Itself "Meyer has provided no less than a blueprint for twenty-first-century biological science -- one that decisively shifts the discipline's century of gravity from nineteenth-century Darwinian preoccupations with fossils and field studies to the computerized, lab-based molecular genetics that underwrites the increasingly technological turn in the life sciences. After this book, readers will wonder whether anything more than sentimentality lies behind the continued association of Darwin's name with 'modern biology.'" "The astonishing complexities of DNA have raised questions which the ruling scientific orthodoxy cannot begin to answer.... Steve Meyer guides us lucidly through that labyrinth of questions opened by discoveries in molecular biology on the frontier of scientific knowledge." Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph. "A delightful read... Meyer has marshaled a formidable array of evidence from fields as diverse as biochemistry, philosophy, and information theory. He deals fairly and thoroughly with even the most controversial aspects and has made a compelling case for his conclusion." Dr. John C. Walton, professor or organic chemistry, Unversity of St. Andrews, Scotland. "This book is a landmark in the intelligent design debate and one which accurately draws together al relevant scientific research and information. It is elegantly written in a style that is accessible and laced with interesting historical and personal anecdotes. Signature in the Ce4ll will pay rich dividends to everyone who turns its pages." Dr. Norman C. Nevin, professor emeritus in medical genetics, Queen's University, Belfast, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Stephen C. Meyer received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in the philosophy of science and is the director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute in Seattle. Meyer has been featured on national television and radio programs, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS's Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News, ABC's World News, Good Morning America, Nightline, FOX News Live, and Tavis Smiley, and has been featured in two New York Times front-page stories. Visit the author online at www.stephencmeyer.org +++
  11. Yes, deliverance before wrath. Truly we can be encouraged.
  12. In the twinkling of an eye.
  13. Those who do not think Israel is literal Israel should remember God's promises by His creations, as to the "seed of Israel." Israel is Israel, not US. God has faithfully fulfilled so many promises to Israel, His people, and He will bring them through all that is to be fulfilled. May the Lord help us all to be discerning and not change or replace His words. Jeremiah 31:35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name: 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. 37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord.
  14. Scriptures encouraging to those who believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture: updated 17 Feb 2018 112pm Many Scriptures exhort us to watch for Jesus to return, to trust the Lord for deliverance. Those who disagree could list Scriptures. I pray that these Scriptures will be a comfort and help to all. +++ This Scripture from Mark 13 1) speaks of that day of His coming, 2) exhorts us to watch for Him -- giving the reason "for ye know not when," 3) tells us that He is like a man on a journey who told his servants to watch, 4) tells us again to watch: Mark 13:32-35 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.... Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. I Thess. 1:10 And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. Col. 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Luke 12:40 - Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Hebrews 11:5 In such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. II Thess. 2:13 But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you, a firstfruit, for deliverance by the santification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. Psalm 27:10 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in his pavilion, In the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. He shall set me upon a rock. [This specifically points to "the time of trouble," also called "the time of Jacob's trouble," "the tribulation," and indicates that believers will be where He dwells during that time.] Psalm 31:24 Be of good cheer and He shall strengthen your heart. Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Psalm 91:13-14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him. I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name. Matthew 24:27 - For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Matthew 24:42 - Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Luke 21:34-36 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: II Thessalonians 2:1-5 Geneva Bible (1599) 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our assembling unto him, 2 That ye be not suddenly moved from your mind, nor troubled neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter, as it were from us, as though the day of Christ were at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sin be disclosed, even the son of perdition. 4 Which is an adversary, and exalteth himself against all that is called God, or that is worshipped: so that he doth sit as God in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things? [The word translated "departing" was translated that way in several Bibles prior to the King James Version.] Isaiah 26:19-21 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. Psalm 50:3-5 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. 4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me. Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. I Cor. 3:11-15 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. I Cor. 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. I Thess. 4:16-18 For the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. I Thess. 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. I Thess. 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. II Tim. 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Heb. 10:19 We have confidence to come into the holy place through the blood of Jesus. I Pet. 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. II Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished. Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints. Rev. 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. [The time of temptation, I believe is the time of tribulation, trial of all the world.] Rev. 4:1 Come up hither. Rev. 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. Hebrews 11:5 In such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Revelation 19:11 to 14 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. ++++++++
  15. Ethiopian Dam Construction

    Thanks for posting this. I think these Scriptures are something to keep in mind. I was surprised to see that this dam is nearly done. This is new to me.