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  1. Michael37

    The Parable of the Fig Tree

    Thanks for posting this. Very uplifting.
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    Encouragement for Trials

    Rom 5:1-6 (1) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (3) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience; (4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (5) And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (6) For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Jas 1:1-7 (1) James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. (2) My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; (3) Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. (4) But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (5) If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him. (6) But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. (7) For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. ABC - Adversity Builds Character
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    A continual train of thought...the cost of our redemption...the joy of its completion...the eternal consequences of it...worship of the Redeemer ~ 11Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. 12In a loud voice they said: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever!”… Revelation 5, Berean Study Bible
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    Food for thought...
  5. Michael37

    catch 22

    Mat 5:11-12 (11) Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (12) Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
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    Three Ages of Prophecy

    Two "canadas" together...does this mean something? Mmmm 🤔
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    Three Ages of Prophecy

    Is this about the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? You do know that infinity has no mid-point, right?
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    A ponderment . . . Ever notice how . . .

    Clearly this bothers you, Omegaman 3.0. It's a way of emphasising a point. These are called memes, as you may know and be clear about already. eg. There are at least 25 truly, truly, (verily, verily) statements by Jesus in the Gospels. "Truly, truly, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise." (John 5:19)
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    The Restrainer.....Who....When

    Speaking of Strong's Concordance and the derivation of apostasia we have: G868 ἀφίστημι aphistēmi af-is'-tay-mee From G575 and G2476; to remove, that is, (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.: - depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self. Total KJV occurrences: 15 and "defection from the truth" a valid meaning of apostasia. 2Th 2:3 (3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a defection from the truth first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; G646 ἀποστασία apostasia ap-os-tas-ee'-ah Feminine of the same as G647; defection from truth (properly the state), (apostasy): - falling away, forsake. Total KJV occurrences: 2
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    A balanced life

    Hi Melinda2, Thankyou for expressing this evergreen problem, sometimes called "Epaphroditus Syndrome". Php 2:24-30 (24) But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. (25) Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. (26) For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick. (27) For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. (28) I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. (29) Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: (30) Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me. Sometimes we learn the hard way, but the main thing is that we learn. None of us is indispensible so why do we get caught up in overwhelming workloads? One reason is to do with our motives which may deceive us into living up to expectations that are of the flesh and not of the Spirit. I'm so glad you have had the wisdom to walk in the Spirit. Gal 5:22-26 (22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (24) And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (25) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (26) Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
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    The Importance of the Body

    Good response FD, Years ago I compiled notes about "The Five Aspects Of Our Interactions". These aspects are: 1. Physical: relating to matter ~ 2. Mental: relating to intellect ~ 3. Emotional: relating to feelings ~ 4. Social: relating to associations ~ 5. Spiritual: relating to inspiration ~ Of course these interactions overlap and integrate in various proportions, and because the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit it is indeed important.
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    Pope as AntiChrist?

    Ultimately the result is the same regardless of who the end-times false prophet turns out to be. I doubt very much that Islam will supercede Roman Catholicism which is working harder than ever to unite all beliefs with theirs. When the zenith of the natural wickedness is reached it will be because the principalities and powers of darkness of this world and their spiritual wickedness in high places have overrun unregenerate humanity like never before.
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    The Importance of the Body

    Who's Shane?
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    September 23, 2017

    There are of course numbers and positions for everything. That's the nature of the space-time-velocity-location matrix inherent in the Universe. Any "hidden" knowledge about numbers and their meaning is occultic. World English Bible 1Corinthians 4:5-6 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each man will get his praise from God. Now these things, brothers, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to think beyond the things which are written, that none of you be puffed up against one another.
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    Spiritual War & Spiritual Armour

    Thanks for your reply, Giller. Good reference. Good doctrine. Good fight.