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    Please tell me then, why are there so many Christians all over the world, right now (today), who are being killed for their faith in Christ? Why are they being persecuted and killed if the Lord doesn't and won't allow His redeemed to go through TRIBULATION AND SUFFERING??
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    For a smoker to quit and be happy and healthy

    I will be praying for your friend. I understand the difficulty of trying to kick this habit!
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    For a smoker to quit and be happy and healthy

    Hi, how's your friend, has he/she quit smoking yet? I smoked for 30 years and have given up now for 17 months! My deliverance was a miracle, initiated by the Holy Spirit, followed by Grace to see me through it. It was my desire to quit, but didn't know how to. It began with a simple prayer, asking for the desire to quit. 17 months later, I have not had a single cigarette - Praise the Lord!
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    One of The greatest manifestation of God's power

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    Are You Lonely Too?

    I'm sorry, but could you please explain what this verse has to do with this topic?
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    Is it a sin to be an instagram model?

    How should a Christian woman dress is one of the subjects of heated debates among Christians. How modest is modest? What did the Bible say about appropriate dressing? What's acceptable and what's not? Modest dressing isn't just for when you go to church; its how one dresses every day. The worldly women may have taught you that whenever you leave the house, you have to prepare for a fashion show, one that will show off what you have and get attention from others. While there is nothing wrong with taking care of your looks, be wary of crossing the line and inviting lust from men instead. Looking good doesn't have to mean showing off skin that a Christian woman shouldn't. I know that the fashion world now shows that the more skin you show, the sexier you are. But hey, Christian women should know better. There are a number of verses in the Bible that speak directly to Christian women and how they should dress. 1. Women should dress modestly. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 "Paul said: I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God." In the Bible, it is clear that women must dress decently and modestly. Women must not take pride in wearing jewelry and accessories but instead, take pride with the good deeds they have done. This goes without saying that God wants women to clothe themselves with good works and not expensive clothes which are material in nature. 2. The beauty inside is what matters. 1 Peter 3:2-5 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. Quite similar to the scripture above, this verse from Peter talks about how inner beauty is more important than outer beauty. God always looks at the heart, not the clothes, not the jewelry and not the riches. So, it's not also just about the good deeds you do that makes you beautiful, it is your gentle quiet spirit and pure heart that makes you shine. 3. Women should always dress accordingly. Deuteronomy 22:5 "The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God." I know that the fashion industry today broke down the walls between male and female fashion. It's like everyone can wear anything they want and society allows it. However, we don't follow what society dictates; we follow what God says. In Deuteronomy, it said that we cannot cross dress. What's made for women should only be worn by women and what's made for men must only be worn by men. Let this be a gentle reminder. 4. A Christian woman must always practice good judgment when dressing. Proverbs 11:22 "Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion." A truly beautiful woman must practice discernment because this shows that she can make good choices. The verse says that if a woman doesn't have discernment, then she will make poor choices just like a pig would. Beauty on the outside means nothing if a woman cannot discern whether she's dressing appropriately or not. A truly beautiful woman fears the Lord and that is what makes Christian women attractive. 5. Dress yourself with strength and dignity. Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." The Bible spoke about a woman dressing based on her heart. So if a woman likes to dress sensually, then her heart is evil as well. This scripture from Proverbs proves that a woman need not dress a sexy way just for a man to like her. If a woman is clothed with strength and dignity, she will be confident enough to say that "I am God's wonderful and beautiful creation!" I honestly believe that it's challenging for women to dress modestly nowadays due to what society says. Nonetheless, I also believe that if your feet are grounded in God's word and this worldliness will not have much effect on you. Always pray that the Lord may guide you. Do not ever compromise! Our God is faithful and He sees the beauty inside you!
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    Christians and drinking

    I may have one drink, once in a 'blue-moon', but I honestly believe that I could live my whole life without having a single drink! I also have had many bad experiences with alcoholics, so would rather stay away from them! I think it's okay if people have 1 or 2 drinks (on occasion), but how many people do you know, that can stop at that? And what about those who can stop at 1 or 2, but then when life throws them hardships, tragedy, trials and tribulations their way...won't this be the first thing they'll grab for? which will then lead to what??? Alcohol can ruin your life as well as the one's closest to you - your family! It would be best to stay away from it altogether. Anything you are addicted to...you should break away from it! Otherwise, will you not be tempted to take the "mark of the beast" to satisfy your lusts and desires? Just my thoughts on the matter... New Living Translation Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit 1 Peter 4:3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkeness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise
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    Amen! Thanks sister.
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    Anyone else near Los Angeles area wildfires?

    Detoxing after smoke exposure is essential to your long-term and short term health. Detox solutions can include: Drinking LOTS of Water Drinking Hot Liquids Using a Saline Nasal Spray Rinsing Your Sinuses with a Neti Pot Breathing in Steam with Thyme Receiving a Vitamin Rich IV Drip Loading Your Diet with Ginger Increasing Your Vitamin C Intake Upping Your Glutathione Levels Prayer! Smoke exposure can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like irritated sinuses, eye irritation, and shortness of breath. However, the real concern is the fine particles. Stay indoors and contact your doctor with any questions Just some helpful suggestions to ease your symptoms? Praying for you!
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    I totally agree...it's all a part of "setting-the-stage" for the New World Order and having control over all mankind! I guess that's why I've never felt right about joining it? But I also felt strange about it, even before I knew about the NWO...perhaps I just didn't trust the site, believing that it's not as "private" as they'd like us to think it is - either way...it's just too sus for me! Just my thoughts on the matter..
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    I am not with facebook, never have been and never will be. I can't say why not, I can only say that my instincts tell me "not to have anything to do with it!"
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    Are You Lonely Too?

    Thanks everyone for your views on this topic. You have certainly helped me to understand why God takes us through lonely times in our lives! I do feel like God is doing something in my life although I cannot put a finger on it just yet, but just being on Worthy for the past couple of weeks or so, has been a comfort and an encouragement knowing that I am not the only one who feels the way I feel on certain subjects and it certainly helps me during my times of loneliness, although I know that God is with me always and He never leaves me, I know He is guiding me in the way I should go! Thanks again and God bless!
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    Are You Lonely Too?

    Thanks everyone for your wonderful and encouraging words. I am trusting the Lord to see me through this as I travel this road, one day at a time, Him and I together! Amen
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    Are You Lonely Too?

    I think I may have the answer to my own question?... We no longer identify with this world, and have no covetous lust for all the things that are in it. The truth of the matter is, we don’t feel at home on earth anymore. This environment of sin, sickness, war, politics and poverty does not seem “natural” to us anymore — neither does the deceitfulness of riches and the craving for other things. We have separated ourselves from the world and worldly things, therefore, we do not find enjoyment in them anymore, because these things are no longer a part of our nature. Our nature now is to please the Father and the Lord Jesus – that is the motivational driving force that gives us pleasure. The older we get in Christ the more we realize how “impermanent” the things of this world are!