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  1. Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
  2. Confession:a little more today, than yesterday.
  3. Hi tt. We sing this song often where I go to church. By the time we get to the second stanza, I'm undone ie. as surrendered as i know. Praise His Name! I lift my hands To the coming King To the great I AM To You I sing For You're the One Who reigns within my heart! And I will serve no foreign god Nor any other treasure You are my heart’s desire Your Spirit without measure And to Your Name I will bring my sacrifice.
  4. 1{To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Ps 14 KJV Hi Mike. I find this interesting: "There is" is added.."The fool hath said in his heart, "No, God"".
  5. @turtletwo Hey sis, thought of you when I found this beautiful commentary within John 1:1-4 (from which I posted above). That essential Good, that uncreated Excellence, which had been from the beginning, from eternity, as equal with the Father, and which at length appeared in human nature for the salvation of sinners, was the great subject concerning which the apostle wrote to his brethren. The apostles had seen Him while they witnessed his wisdom and holiness, his miracles, and love and mercy, during some years, till they saw him crucified for sinners, and afterwards risen from the dead. They touched him, so as to have full proof of his resurrection. This Divine Person, the Word of life, the Word of God, appeared in human nature, that he might be the Author and Giver of eternal life to mankind, through the redemption of his blood, and the influence of his new-creating Spirit. The apostles declared what they had seen and heard, that believers might share their comforts and everlasting advantages. They had free access to God the Father. They had a happy experience of the truth in their souls, and showed its excellence in their lives. This communion of believers with the Father and the Son, is begun and kept up by the influences of the Holy Spirit. The benefits Christ bestows, are not like the scanty possessions of the world, causing jealousies in others; but the joy and happiness of communion with God is all-sufficient, so that any number may partake of it; and all who are warranted to say, that truly their fellowship is with the Father, will desire to lead others to partake of the same blessedness. Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary Blessings, In Him
  6. Greetings Annette. The Lord has shown me that a friend that points only to Christ is better by far than any and all other...combined. I've been blessed with such a friend, and pray to become one like that. "This world is passing away and everything in it. We have been crucified to the world and the world to us. Blessings to those that would be willing to be dead in Christ to all the things of this world, so that Christ may be lifted up; so that all men might see Him written in our hearts." What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us—what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. John 1:1-4 Blessings, In Him
  7. Oh my! Who could follow this? was my initial knee-jerk reaction. Thank you! I shared with a friend/sister yesterday, about my first post and the first words you replied to me, "All of Him and nothing of me" (when I first joined Worthy). I took it as a prayer over me and have prayed it, pondered the truth and reality of it, as well as causing others to stop and consider it. There's a lot in those 7 words! I have parroted many of your words/posts and happy to report that everyone has been astonished as to my growth! But me thinks I'm just good at quoting Words that bless and cause me to want to 'reckon myself dead' and alive unto Him. Who knows? But it IS a most glorious, awesome commandment once you see it and experience it! Praise God! Multitude blessings! In Him
  8. Thank you, Tigger56 for the lovely post. And Not me, I can thank you for your beautiful heart-felt prayers before The Throne, because I am included in ‘all that call upon His Name’. My greatest desire is to know and love Him more; to “grow up into Him” and to praise Him more. For He alone is Worthy of our continual praise. For we are HIS and HIS alone. And He will grant our heart’s desire because it is His! Yesterday, in church, I briefly pointed to, and emphasized the word abundantly...(vs hearing “Well done, good and faithful servant). I have often thought what could be greater than to hear the invitation to enter into the joy of the Lord? To me, it would have to more than eclipse the joy that we have known thus far. The “abundant welcomes” that you mentioned, caused me to ponder the word...and I can only imagine... Strong's Greek: 4053. περισσός (perissos) -- abundant Thayer's Greek Lexicon. From peri (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication, excessive; For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2Peter 1:11 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:23 For His glory! \0/ PS Your words/prayer "in all reality and all truth" still rings in my ears...had to add it because of awareness of 'religious spirits'.
  9. Christine: although this is not concerning Ephesians, I remember first learning of faithfulness in: 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. To me, faithfulness, as a fruit of the Spirit working in us, is a trustworthiness wrought in the character through 100% obedience and trust in God. From experience, I have come to grow in Christ, through those who have been faithful in Christ, to instruct or advise, truthfully and firmly with me, according to scripture, even to my hurt.
  10. Thank you for this word. It is beautiful. I'm not qualified to articulate on this subject, but can attest to what it has done to my heart. I'm a weeper, so I wept and prayed over these sentences each time I read it: what a good God! Edit: There is so much here and the truths herein are beautiful and cause me to read them over and over; and to love and want to know Him more!
  11. Blessings turtle...perfect scripture 'Rest, Wait and Fret not'...clever allusion to the guitar fret not a cat-lover as such but like rosewood acoustics
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