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  1. God promises to make enemies of Satan and the woman. Eve's offspring, of course, includes all of humanity, born one generation after another up to the present day. Satan's offspring,are humans who will come to believe and practice his lies.Jesus, calling out the Jewish religious leaders in John 8:44, said this: "You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." God's final curse on the serpent was that the offspring of the woman will crush, or bruise, Satan's head, and Satan would strike or bruise his heel.This as a reference to Christ, the Son of God, and also the ultimate member of Eve's offspring. Satan would damage Christ, but He would have the ultimate victory on behalf of humanity. Those in Christ will celebrate the victory with Him for eternity. (Bibleref)
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    👋 Hello and welcome,may God bless you 😇
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  6. You see dear friends, forgiveness of those who don't deserve it are the same as us. We don't deserve forgiveness either. It is the heart of forgiveness we must have before God. The very heart of God. A heart that says I will forgive those undeserving people of the Sins that they have done to me, so that I can come before you oh God and receive forgiveness. For when we go with this heart, this attitude, before God,Christ embraces us. He forgives us! This issue bothers me deeply. Satan will try anything to attack each of us. He comes in very calmly at times ( as he did in the garden with Eve, surely you won't die....) But his lies deceived her and horrible consequences followed. This is the same, the lies of Satan deceives and in this case, unforgiveness leads to unforgiveness. This is from my heart, I will be praying.
  7. who me said: No one here has presented a theology of forgiveness that accounts for how God forgives right through the bible and how we are to forgive, accept myself. I pray this will help everyone to see, we as Christians must forgive anyone who sins against us, whether they ask or not. I know this is long, but please read it. Matthew Henry commentary Forgive us our trespasses" is the fifth of the seven petitions in the Lord's prayer (the first three address God, the second four are prayers related to our needs and concerns). The Greek word for “forgive” in the New Testament is the word “aphes”, which also means to dismiss or free. So God’s forgiveness is not just about being pardoned from doing something wrong, but also about being released and freed from it. It is a truly life changing experience. Notice that Jesus connects the notions of us seeking God’s forgiveness and forgiving others. They are inextricably linked. If we have experienced God’s pardon and acquittal, then we will surely forgive those who have wronged us. Christ underlines the importance of this immediately after the prayer. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (recorded in Matthew 6:14-15) He also develops this further in the parable of the unmerciful servant, where we are taught to keep on forgiving those who have wronged us (Matthew 18:21-35). Albert Barnes on "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" Verse 12. And forgive us our debts, etc. The word debts is here used figuratively. It does not mean literally that we are debtors to God, but that our sins have a resemblance to debts. Debtors are those who are bound to others for some claim in commercial transactions; for something which we have had, and for which we are bound to pay according to contract. Literally, there can be no such transaction between God and us. It must be used figuratively. We have not met the claims of law; we have violated its obligations; we are exposed to its penalty; we are guilty; and God only can forgive, in the same way, as none but a creditor can forgive a debtor. Debts here, therefore, mean sins, or offences against God-- offences which none but God can forgive. The measure by which we may expect forgiveness is that which we use in reference to others. See Ps 18:25,26, Mt 18:28-35, Mk 11:25, Lk 11:4. This is the invariable rule by which God dispenses pardon. He that comes before him unwilling to forgive, harbouring dark and revengeful thoughts, how can he expect that God will show him that mercy which he is unwilling to show to others? It is not, however, required that we should forgive debts in a pecuniary sense. To them we have a right, though they should not be pushed with an overbearing and oppressive spirit; not so as to sacrifice the feelings of mercy, in order to secure the claims of right. No man has a right to oppress; and when a debt cannot be paid, or when it would greatly distress a wife and children, a widow and an orphan, or when calamity has put it out of the power of an honest man to pay the debt, the spirit of Christianity requires that it should be forgiven. To such cases this petition in the Lord's prayer doubtless extends. But it was probably intended to refer principally to injuries of character or person, which we have received from others. If we cannot from the heart forgive them, we have the assurance that God will never forgive us. What is Forgiveness? “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” The word for debt here is synonymous with the word sin. In Jewish thought, to sin against someone meant you now had a moral debt toward them. In forgiving others, we release them from the debt they owe us. Practically, when we forgive a wrong, we decide to not make the offender suffer for it any longer. This is NOT the same as saying what they did was acceptable. It is NOT saying everyone should continue as though nothing happened. It does NOT even mean the person should not have to suffer the natural consequences of their actions. We also cannot wait for the offender to acknowledge their sin. While acknowledgement might be healing, it is not necessary for forgiveness. How Can I Forgive? Forgiveness is a decision. It is a decision based on knowing that our needs, even emotional needs, are met by our Father alone. He is the One who gives us value. He restores our soul. He is the One whose love never fails. While pressing into this realization, we also must recognize our true condition. As we come before our heavenly Father, we come in humility. We ask for mercy for our own sinfulness. A major difficulty in forgiving others is that we elevate ourselves above them. We minimize our own offenses. Even before God. When we ask for God’s forgiveness, we often really mean, “Could you just overlook what I have done?” Dallas Willard (The Divine Conspiracy, pg. 262) suggests we even use the word “pity” instead of forgive or have mercy. The word pity has a way of undercutting our pride. When we realize that God has had pity on us, despite our sinfulness, we are finally in a place to have pity on others. What If I Don’t Forgive? If your parents refuse to forgive you a horrific offense, are you still their child? Legally, yes. However, they may disown you relationally. In the same way, if you have given your life to Christ, you are God’s child. His blood has covered your sin, so that you now can claim his righteousness as your own. Yet, when we avoid obtaining forgiveness for our daily sins, we hinder our intimacy with him. Like Adam, instead of walking with God, we are hiding behind a bush. Focusing on this segment of the prayer does two things: It gives us a keener awareness of God’s mercy/pity for us. It makes us aware of the grace we need from God to bring his kingdom into this world by humbling ourselves and granting mercy/pity to others. And forgive us our debts Nothing is more frequent in the Jewish writings than to call sins (ybwx) , "debts"; and the phrase, of forgiving, is used both of God and men. Thus the prayer of Solomon is paraphrased F25 by the Targumist: ``and hear thou the petition of thy servant, and of thy people Israel, which they shall make before this place; and do thou receive it from the place of the house of thy Shekinah, from heaven; and do thou accept their prayer (Nwhybwxl qbvtw) , "and forgive their debts".'' So Joseph's brethren signify to him, that it was their father's orders to say unto him, "forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin"; which is rendered by the Chaldee paraphrasts F26 (ybwxl qwbv) , "forgive the debts" of thy brethren, and their sins. Accordingly, by "debts" are meant sins here, as appears from ( Luke 11:4 ) where it is read, "and forgive us our sin". These are called "debts"; not because they are so in themselves, for then it would be right to do them; debts should be paid; they are not debts we owe to God, but are so called, because on account of them we owe satisfaction to the law and justice of God: the proper debts we owe to God are love, obedience, and gratitude; and in default of these, we owe the debt of punishment. Now these debts are numerous, and we are incapable of paying, nor can any mere creature pay them for us; wherefore, we are directed to pray, that God would forgive them, or remit the obligation to punishment we lie under, on account of sin. This petition supposes a sense, acknowledgment, and confession of sin, and of inability to make satisfaction for it; and that God only can forgive it, who does, for Christ's sake, and on account of his blood, sacrifice, and satisfaction: what is here requested is a manifestation and application of pardon to the conscience of a sensible sinner; which, as it is daily needed, is daily to be asked for. The argument, or reason used, is, as we forgive our debtors; which is to be understood not so much of pecuniary debtors, though they are to be forgiven, when poor and unable to pay; but of such who have offended, or done real injuries to others, either by word or deed: the injuries of enemies, the unkindness of friends, all sorts of offences, are to be forgiven by us; and not only so, but we are to pray to God to forgive them also. Now this is mentioned, not as if our forgiving others is the cause of God's forgiving us, or the model of it, or as setting him an example, or as if his and our forgiving were to be compared together, since these will admit of no comparison; but this is an argument founded upon God's own promise and grace, to forgive such who have compassion on their fellow creatures. The Biblical Illustrator Matthew 6:12 Forgive us our debts. Forgive us our debts There is a twofold debt which man oweth to God. I. A debt of duty, worship, and obedience; II. A debt of punishment. (Thomas Manton, D. D.) Our Debts 1. By this prayer we are reminded of our constant liability to sin. 2. We are led to separate between the fact and theory of forgiveness. 3. We are led to regard forgiveness as a favour, and not as a claim. 4. We are reminded of the only condition upon which forgiveness can be extended to us. 5. We are taught to comply with the condition which is required. (F. Edwards, B. A.) “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us” I. We must here take notice that we are obliged to go to our devotions with charity and good-will towards others. II. It is implied on God’s part, that He vouchsafes pardon only upon these terms; yea, more, that He doth truly promise pardon upon our performing this condition. The fifth petition I. Observe how it begins-“and forgive,” etc. It follows prayer for daily bread. Life without forgiveness would not be worth having. II. It is a prayer for the forgiving of our sins As the children of God. III. Sin is described as a debt. IV. This is a prayer for grace. V. In this prayer for forgiveness we must fall in with the divine plan for its bestowment. VI. The declaration connected with the prayer. (Dr. Stanford.) The fifth petition I. Sin considered as a debt to God. 1. A debt is what we owe. 2. We have failed to discharge it. 3. Let us glance at some items in the account. 4. Sins as debts II. The debts of God’s pardoned children. III. Our father’s forgiveness. 1. Absolute. 2. Immediate. 3. Complete. IV. Prayer for pardon. Includes- 1. Conviction of guilt. 2. Contrition. 3. Confession. 4. Purpose of reformation. V. Forgiveness of one another. 1. Human forgiveness. 2. Human forgiveness a condition of the Divine. There can be no genuine prayer for pardon unless we cultivate a forgiving spirit:- 1. Pardon is always linked with repentance of sins, and these include an unforgiving spirit. 2. Faith in God’s mercy is incompatible with unmercifulness in ourselves. 3. Gratitude to God for pardon received or expected prompts forgiveness of others. 4. This prayer includes those who wrong us. 5. It is the prayer of a child of God. (Newman Hall, LL. B.) Scofield's Reference Notes we forgive our debtors This is legal ground. Cf. Ephesians 4:32 which is grace. Under law forgiveness is conditioned upon a like spirit in us; under grace we are forgiven for Christ's sake, and exhorted to forgive because we have been forgiven.; Matthew 18:32; Matthew 26:28. (See Scofield "Matthew 26:28" There are many more commentarys that explain forgiveness as unconditional . I truly hope this helps. I am deeply sad to think anyone who loves the lord will not forgive someone and that love would be in vain and they are not being forgiven.
  8. I am praying....I'm standing on God's promises for you and your baby. Our God can do all thing's!!!!
  9. Amen Sister,This is true of unbelievers, they choose their lifestyles and are content with what they chose. Until, like all of us, had to here the call of God and submit to his call, to repent and receive Christ. I'd encourage anyone who may be reading who has not received Christ, to come. Hebrews 3:15 15As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion. As one without Christ, he's waiting for you, he loves you, please come to him. For (Proverbs 27:1 1Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.) We may not have another day! Once saved,this is true with many Christians who seem to remain spiritual babies. also To the nature Christians who at times find themselves not completely obeying the Lord.To them I'd encourage them to think: For all that the lord has done, what can you in turn do to glorify him? Psalm 103:1-2 1Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. And to myself ( who I do find myself being lazy at times, I say, Love and Obey the LORD Deuteronomy 11:11 Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. thank you,God bless
  10. 1. What are your beliefs around the second coming? Do you believe in a paradise after Christ comes? I believe that first Jesus will take the Church to heaven to be with Him before the wrath and judgment comes upon this earth . Then there will be the 7 year tribulation. 2. What is the first sign of Jesus's coming that comes to your mind? Do you think how the climate is changing is a sign that Jesus is coming? There is no sign of the rapture of the Church. It is a silent event that only the born again Christians will experience. I agree 100% with this..God bless
  11. I think we must be careful with these types of things. ( Matthew 24 Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him.) If it happens to us personally (that someone tells us they here from God and give us a message) then we must pray and allow the holy spirit to reveal truth. (John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.) God bless 😇
  12. I'm sorry you feel this is a battlefeild, This is not what it is supposed to be. The name states: worthy Christian forums! This is what God's holy word is, worthy to be taught,explained, and spoken in love: 2 Timothy 3:16- 17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. As Christians we should : Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God Forums:a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. God's word: Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Many who come against God's word or who are opposed to his truths become offended it seems at the word of God itself and take it out on the people who are presenting the scripture. We are to: (2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.) we should also be reminded of Ephesians 4:11-16 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. I do believe that most are trying to do this in love, for most people here do love the lord and are trying to build up the body of Christ. Sometimes what is written can come across different then what is was meant to. We can read tones that aren't there and the whole presentation becomes offensive. Perhaps we should ask what is behind the comments and give people a chance to explain, this way the battlefield can become a learning ground. Titus 2:7-8 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. God bless 😇
  13. Anger Holy anger or freshly anger!!!! What are people seeing in you? We live in a fallen world, with every manner of sin and selfish desire know to man raging all around us. With this comes high volumes of stress, great pressure and tension. This produces Anger in great measure, for both who are stressed and Those who are not. We see this anger being expressed everywhere. Murders are climbing at an alarming rate. Children are being beaten and murdered in the masses, even though it happens one innocent child at a time. Road age is on every roadway, our leaders bicker and argue and find no resolutions or solutions for the people in which they are to lead. Excuses, accecptance, lies and cover ups for such behavior: Being overworked, under paid, unfair laws, unreasonable demands, selfishness and self centeredness, overbearing, love of control, power, sucess, higher then others, high minded and the list could go on and on of reasons behind the anger people express and justify those reasons. However, these are not what I want to address. What I'd like to address is the difference between Holy or righteous anger and Fleshly anger. Also to ask the question of: " what do others see in you? " What is anger? Anger is an emotion,a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. That reacts with intent to harm. Anger of the flesh produces harm in some way physically, mentally,spiritually and emotionally. What is Holy or righteous anger?As born again Chrisitans, this anger is a emotion with purpose. The opposite of the freshly anger to harm in some way. This anger exposes evil, produces healing and brings juctice. This anger will bring about the righteousness of God. Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God (James 1:19–20) (Ephesians 4:26-27) 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.I Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Proverbs 14:29 - [He that is] slow to wrath [is] of great understanding: but [he that is] hasty of spirit exalteth folly. Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. James 1:19 - Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: Proverbs 19:11 - The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression. As we reflect upon our lives, look intently into yourself. What do you see? Is your anger producing good or bad! Whatever your answer is, this is what God sees and others see around you if your honest with yourself. If we see the anger of the flesh, how do we work on this? Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit Romans 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Galatians 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Walking in the spirit can only be done by spending time with God, reading and studying his word,praise to God, by prayer and fasting and fellowship with him through Christ. Things to remember: If you do sin, go quickly before God and repent. He is willing to forgive and help you. Always keep God at the forefront, knowing that whatever expression of anger your ready to produce goes through him first. This way you know your words,thoughts and actions pass before a holy,righteous,pure God before they pass on to another. See others in our shoes before we knew Christ. These may help you in your journey as we all learn and grow together. May God richly bless and may we truly be a light in this world of darkness.
  14. Colossians 3:15-17 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Hello everyone, many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving day. Many of us have Traditions they we love practicing, and favorite food we enjoy eating this season. Some of mine personally are being with my family for a nice dinner and going around the table as each one tells of something they are thankful for. It's a wonderful time of fellowship and laughter that I enjoy very much. I also enjoy my favorite foods, Turkey, potato salad and of course pumpkin pie. But through all of the wonderful times and delicious food, the question is: "What does Thanksgiving mean to you?" My meaning of Thanksgiving is (of course) being Thankful, but also freedom. I have been blessed by being born in America. Though I may disagree with much that goes on in America, I also know that I am so grateful for my country. Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful to almighty God for all things great and small. But also to reflect on the freedom I have in my beautiful country and my Christ filled heart and life. Thanksgiving is a day of honoring God for his abundant blessing, his amazing love and for who he is.As well as all that I have as his child through Christ. Those of us who God ordained to be born in America have freedom like no other. Our constitution gives us so much freedom: Freedom of speech, religion and the press. FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY FREEDOM OF PETITION The right of the people to keep and bear Arms. NO-QUARTERING" RIGHT THE RIGHT TO EQUAL JUSTICE THE RIGHT TO OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY We also have the right to enjoy other freedoms: Freedom to live or travel anywhere in our nation Freedom to work at any job for which we can qualify Freedom to marry and raise a family Freedom to receive a free education in good public schools Freedom to join a political party, a union, and other legal groups This is just some of our freedoms here in America, we as Christians are equally free in Christ: 2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.(Freedom) John 8:36 - If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Galatians 5:13 - For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. Galatians 5:1-26 - Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. These are just a few verses to show our freedom in Christ. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, may you reflect on these things and be thankfulness FREEDOM. Please share your views, or perhaps you would like to share a tradition or one of your favorite foods. May you be blessed and bless others this season.
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