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  1. What can be done? "first of all" > 1 Timothy 2:1-4 "rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4) We can get God's correction of our ways which made us able to do what is wrong. And then discover what He rules us to do in His peace > He can use whatever we have gotten ourselves into - - so we are not just living with it.
  2. I would say that first of all we need to share with people who help us get more real with God and loving any and all people. And in case someone is not helping us to seek first God's kingdom, I would be careful how involved I get with that person. We want to reach people, yes, but with our good example which we share with other mature Christians as family. So, we should not get isolated with someone who is not a part of this.
  3. I should have made it more clear > how pleasing ourselves is not the main thing. But yes certainly there is enjoyment with God. I would say the main abundance is how we are becoming like Jesus so pleasing to our Father, and this is pleasing to us, also > in His joy, His peace. Jesus does say to seek first His kingdom.
  4. I looked up "mocked" in my Strong's Greek dictionary. It seems this means to ridicule and put down, or look down your nose at someone and moo at them. But the context is that God is not mocked because we will reap what we sow. So, maybe Paul means people won't get away with putting down God. Because they are refusing to submit to God who is able to make them right and successful in loving and self control, they get into more and more deep trouble in themselves > "But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13) As they refuse God, He can let go of them so they become more and more dominated by their evil drives and ways of reacting > like happened to the people in Romans 1:18-32. We will reap so much more than we have been sowing. With God, we can invest in becoming more and more like Jesus so in the resurrection we reap so much more of how Jesus is. But if ones have invested in their self-seeking things, the nasty and rotten stuff of this is what they can reap so much more, after they no longer have their physical bodies and they will become all spiritual like how their real character has been becoming. How we really have been becoming in our character is what we will reap so much more, than those little seeds we have been sowing!! Therefore, I think, this is why Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount starts right off with how to be > our character has to do with how we are > we need how God's love has us becoming more and more > poor in spirit meek merciful pure in heart "rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 3:4) I notice how it says the "gentle and quite spirit" of God's love is "incorruptible". To me, this means how there is almighty power in God's love, making us so we can not be corrupted by nasty and negative and cruel and dominating things in us. But ones in selfishness are weak enough to be corrupted by dominating and controlling drives and ways of relating and reacting so they break down, more and more. Then, in their resurrection, if they do not turn from this self stuff and trust in Jesus, their ruined nature becomes fully corrupted, once they have no physical body, any more, to mix in with how they are spiritually. This is what I understand is how it works. So, it is wise to put away any nasty wrong stuff, so we get more really in how God's love cures our nature > "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:31-32) So, yes we can see how forgiveness is so needed, in our investing . . . our sowing > so we forgive "even as God", our Groom Jesus says through Paul, here. "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17)
  5. prayer . . . Jesus knows him, what is really going on in him. So, we submit ourselves and him to You the Lord Jesus Christ who are our Judge and who are able to deliver us from any evil, at all. It does not matter how hard and impossible any problem is for us, because You are almighty to correct any trouble, at all, easily for You. But if he is getting worse > this can mean he is not a Christian > "But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Timothy 3:13) So, in case his problem is getting worse and worse, this can be because he is not a Christian, and "without Me you can do nothing," Jesus says in John 15:5. So, you can pray until God has you in His peace and enlightens you what to do. But you need to constantly stay with how God rules us in His peace, with His creativity and personal guiding. So, most of all is how we need to pray for all we ourselves need with God, and how He desires for us to please Him and love any and all people.
  6. I don't know how the Israeli authorities are, or how the citizens are. I would say each person is a unique individual, and each one you can discover by getting to know each one. And be ready to be kind to anyone who does not know how to love you > they are missing out on so much, if they do not know how to love you!! It helps me if I pray to be ready to love each person who will be with me, today. Even if someone is not able to love me, I can be his or her best friend by being the person's good example of how to love. I think it is possible that mixed children will not have certain genetic problems which can come only if they are pure of a certain race. There are what you call "double recessive" gene caused disorders, which need to have the bad gene from the mother and also from the father, or the problem can't show. And in case these problems are only in one race, then in a mixed marriage a gene of this kind can't get a partner from the other parent.
  7. Possibly, they needed to be with you so they can have your help to know the right way to live and relate. By themselves, they possibly were isolated with each other and helped one another to produce their outside situation. So, possibly they need to be living with you or ones who can influence how they do things. so - - - prayer
  8. The first thing that came to mind was arguing. I think not reading the Bible could help to breed all the other sin problems. But I think of the letters of Jesus to the seven churches. He took issue with different things, with different churches. So, it may be His main concern for each church might be different. But arguing and complaining are a biggie > "Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation," Paul says in Philippians 2:13-16. So, arguing and complaining are anti-love, and it looks as though these sins can keep us from becoming "blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation". I consider this could mean that as we gain strength and sensitivity and self control of God's love, against arguing and complaining, our growing character of love also works to keep us out of other sin problem things.
  9. Something I think of now > it is wise to want the right person to want you. And we need to be changed by God so we can connect with someone who is right. For years, I had problems relating with people. But I always had at least one lady, all along the way, who was good for me. It was like they passed me down an assembly line; I always had one who was enough for my level of growth at the time. But they were wise enough not to marry me. But they were kind and caring and pure and sweet and tenderly loving; so they were a good example for me. Also, I was not doing well staying with any church. I was the problem!!!! I needed to seek God to deeply correct me so I could be real with Him and really loving. Then I could love the way He wanted, even if I was in a church where people were not for real. And He would have me loving people who were conceited so they did not want me. If you are right with God and in loving, it can be there are people who do not know how to love, and so they can not share in love with you; but Jesus says we need to be kind to everyone, and not be concerned about if they give us love back. So, I was the one who needed to be committed to loving unconditionally, and not only judging people in churches and judging who I hoped to use for what I wanted, and judging by what women looked like. Then I went to a church where they had been pretty good with me, kind and gentle and quiet and simple, not trying to impress me and show me how great they were, or acting like I was so great. humble I was ready to stay with this group. But it was turning out how, even though God had brought me to stay with these people, still I needed much correction for how to be His way and how to relate in love. And there were people who I would say could be wrong and abusive and haughty there, too - - so I would have opportunity to get real enough to love ones who are not the right way > be their best friend by being their example of how they could become in real loving, and have hope for them, encourage them by being there for them with good example and prayer. And after all this, after I had gotten more into loving and caring in prayer for wrong people, as well as cherishing the ones who were for real with me, then was when my lady friend came along . . . so now I can get deeper correction in closer relating!!!! So, I would say if God trusts you with a special someone, it is so you can get deeper in real loving, not only so you have someone who will give you what you want 😊 And the person will say and do things to help you with this, and be your example who helps you 😊 So, I would not even think of dating someone until and if this person is obviously helping you with good example of how to live God's word in His love. And have a church with people more mature than you and this person, so you both have more mature examples to help you, and this so you are not making some great big deal only about each other.
  10. There is so much in the Book of Revelation, to help us find out how to put God first and learn how to love. So, I would say this needs our attention, most of all. Below, I hope to give you a sample of this, while also commenting on something you said > In the Book of Revelation, there are the four beasts who are in Heaven, and they lead worship, it seems to me. So, certainly they are not rogue groups of people!!!! And they have eyes on their wings, within and without. To me, this can represent how in loving we need to look inside ourselves, as well as to what is on the outside. I think any scripture can be used to help us find out how to moreso get real with God and how to love. We see, also, the various very hard and severe judgments against evil people. So, what needs to come first? > being glad there will be revenge? > being an expert on who and where those people will be? > or, having compassion for such people? Have hope for them, also, since we have been there, ourselves, and God had mercy on us and proved Himself in us so we know He can change any evil person, at all . . . by changing our nature to His love.
  11. Well, I'm here to pray for you! And before I got to this point of being here to read your post, I was thinking I am here because I be quiet in order to see what God will do with me, and I found myself being brought here. So, this is my present tense why I am here. How could I know which forum and posting place to go to? God could guide me here 😊 You are not by yourself; we all have needed great correction by God. And it is good how we see things that are wrong in us, instead of being in denial. But, also, we need to not only guilt-trip ourselves, but trust God to do all we need. And be satisfied because we really have trusted God who cares and does love us. But He loves His children, by correcting us! And be more positive, I would say, by using your sin problems to help you feel for others > "He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness." (Hebrews 5:2) And as God proves Himself in you, changing you to be better in His love, now have hope for this for any and all other people. I think of this > you might be brow-beating yourself about things which are not the most important to God. What you are looking at might be keeping your attention away from what is deeper and needing correction of what causes problems. Also, someone might be criticizing oneself for what is not a main issue with God > maybe criticizing oneself for wasting time by watching too much TV, but the person is paying no attention to his or her arguing which the Bible says is clearly anti-love > Philippians 2:13-16. Another thing ones might do is criticize what has kept them from living the way they want > I'm not saying you are doing this, but > one guy asked me why God didn't take away his gambling problem > well, if God did that, he might have enough money to go drinking and womanizing and get himself killed > instead, God wanted him and all his life, not only to stop one problem behavior. So, you might feed on this > God wants you, God loves you. And Jesus is not conceited. Jesus is so superior; yet, Jesus left Heaven itself in order to come here on earth in order to reach us and rescue us and share with us as His own family. Jesus died with hope for any wrong person, at all. So, Jesus has hope for you!!! 😊
  12. Paul says we "first trusted in Christ", in Ephesians 1:12. I think this is what believing is. And there is repenting in this, if this means repenting of how we have been depending on self. "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (in Luke 9:23)
  13. I think of how a nephew could throw something near the face of his sister, and I spoke strongly to him. And I was concerned if he might be a psychopath in the making. One time, he drilled my eye with a ball, and yucked it up, and later kicked a soccer ball in a boy's face. He seemed to find it entertaining, which is a risk factor for a psychopath personality. At first, I did not say, oh be nice. I was criticizing him, looking down on him. But then I was getting how I myself needed to have compassion like Jesus, and know God is able to keep him from becoming a deeply evil person . . . like He can with anybody. And I was the one who needed real change to become a kind and tenderly caring person so I could be an example for this nephew . . . along with any others whom God could use in His life. Have hope for him > love "hopes all things" (in 1 Corinthians 13:7). Then I would visit them and notice how better he and his sister were doing. But still there were moments when I could offer some help. One time, he was acting up a little and she was getting upset. I said, she is getting discouraged, we don't want your sister to get discouraged. And he related with that and did better. Another time, later, she wanted to play with his Christmas gift. He very nicely said she could wait. He did not spoil her, by right away trying to gratify her. I think this is what he knew he was doing. So, possibly he had learned how to not only care about someone's feelings, but also do what could help the person become more sensible and strong about not seeking to always have one's own way. I had considered buying her that thing, but then I realized what he did could be what was more right . . . though not "nice".
  14. I don't know if the dead can hear us. But I can see that if a person goes to Heaven, their attention needs to be to Jesus. And they are discovering how Jesus is so wonderfully marvelous and kind and loving, and they are discovering their whole family of Jesus people also so marvelously kind and family together, so more than their loved ones and friends on this earth have been, in maybe more favoritistic relationships. So, in case someone passed on the Heaven were to say something to us, he or she might say, wow you all need to see how Jesus really is and become loving as family with everyone else, the way we are here ! ! ! And yes this is how God's word already says for us to relate in His love > "Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:31-32) When my mother died, I did not have indication that she was a believer. I did not try to send her any message, but I thanked God for however He would do what is good, with her. And I knew I had done as well as I could to love her, but that was not very well. So, I needed much more correction. And even though I had not loved her like I should, now I could love any and all others better and better the way I should have loved her; Jesus does want us to love any and all people > "if you love those who love you, what reward have you?" (in Matthew 5:46) And become more and more dearly loving as His family with all of our Christian brothers and sisters > Ephesians 4:31 > not only with certain favorites. So, I understood that, now as I grow in Jesus, I can love people better than how I did with my mother. She and I had problems in our relating, but now I can be more showing interest in any person who is a problem person, and care for the person in prayer and with compassion.
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