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OneLight

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  1. You and me both. I never was one for hiding.
  2. Many rich people are escaping to that area OO. I hear underground homes there are the best bet.
  3. There is only one way to prepare, if you can even prepare, and that is to have the faith one needs to follow through to the end. Trust Him in the little things and when it comes to the bigger things in life, it will be second nature. Trying to "do it yourself" is where failure begins.
  4. I am sorry you feel this was as something must of happened to you to make you create your own gospel. Salvation comes through God as He allows, not through man as they allow. Though child abuse is horrifying to many, it is not only about the abuser, but the abused also. The abused needs to find healing through Christ.
  5. We are being prepared for what is coming if you are a true follower of Christ. Ever since I became a Christian, I have been aware of this.
  6. Self sufficiency is the key for this type of survival.
  7. Yes, it sure is headed that way, isn't it. Yet, we don't have to comply. Think what one EMP would do to the economy when it does take over!
  8. This has been in the making for many years. Not for me, though. I will pay with cash or credit card, stand in lines and wait the usual time it takes to process whatever. Nope, no chip for me.
  9. I've noticed this with a lot of series, be it Netflix or another venue. They get you hooked, then they toss the script to the enemy for his bidding. This is the main reason I no longer follow any secular series. The more you watch, the more sin you see portrayed.
  10. The only true measuring stick is scripture. Measure right and wrong according to His word, not what people think. Even when Paul was preaching, the Bereans took what Paul said and set it beside scripture to see if his words were true or not. Acts 17:10-11 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
  11. Welcome. Now that you have three posts, you can start threads in most of the forums here. Click this link to go to the General Discussion forum
  12. Now that you mention that, I remember them do just that.
  13. Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
  14. Use to hear that a lot in the later 70's, starting with the Valley Girls ... "like, gag me with a spoon!". To me, what's just as aggravating is when people type in "u" for "you". "r" for "are, , and "4" for "for", etc. People have forgotten how to write/talk, or have become just too lazy.
  15. Do, or do not ... there is no try. Yoda
  16. Never heard of the term before. Since we live in different necks of the woods, it's understandable. Thank you for clearing this up. Shalom!
  17. It may be the same word, but a different style of application. Both use the base word DRAW, yet are applied in different ways. helkuso or heilkusa -To draw toward without necessarily the notion of force as in suro (4951) See Acts 8:3; 14:19; 17:6; Rev.13:4. To drag, although it may be just implied (Acts 16:19, of persons, to drag, force before magistrates; 21:30, "out of the temple"; James 2:6) Helkuo is used by Jesus drawing the souls to Him (John 6:44; 12:32, to draw or to induce to come). It is the drawing to a certain point as in John 21:6, 11 indicating the drawing of the net while suro (John 21:8) is merely dragging. To draw a sword (John 18:10) Taken from The Complete Word Study Dictionary It depends on how the word is used. Christ does not drag us to Him, He draws us to Him, as in induces us to come, an invitation. We either accept the invitation or reject it. Is there a reason why you feel the need to say this other than implying He doesn't already?
  18. John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. God draws all people to Him as "God so loved the world", but our choice to believe or not is ours "that whoever believes in Him". as God did not condemn anyone, but His desire is that all come to Him "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." I am not sure why you provided the verse from Acts 16:19, but I already addressed predestination on the first page and explained how it speaks to me.
  19. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. God, being the purest form of love, does not force Himself on anyone, but reveals Himself to all so they may decide to accept Him for Who He is or reject Him. Without choice, all you have is puppets who cannot love as love is meant to be. If God only created one group to salvation and another for damnation, where is the love? Where is the choice? Why not just create only the number of humans He is said to choose and dispense with all life's trials and tribulations? What then is the purpose of life if we are not given the opportunity to chose for ourselves whom we will follow?
  20. We all go through trials and tribulations as He chastens those whom He loves, pruning us for more growth. While we do go through these trial, consider Job. With all that Satan brought him through, God turned it all into a greater blessing, so shall it be with us and our trials.
  21. Yes, the Lord continues to grow us in Him daily, yet when He moves you into a ministry, Satan takes special notice since this is not a normal, every day change contributed to our daily growth. Recognizing the enemies tactics is not giving him any credit, but recognizing what he is up to. Ignoring him is very dangerous which is why we are instructed to be a watchman on the wall for any attacks from the enemy. Some think we should just ignore the enemy as if he did not exist. I don't find this idea in scripture, but just the opposite. One thing I have learned in the many years following Christ is that Satan will use material things to try and cause one to stumble. When something does go wrong, how we approach the issue and how we allow it to affect us is where the trial is, not the breakage of anything. In this particular case, right after I confirmed acceptance in the ministry is when these trials began. Is it really a need for maintenance? Of course it is - anything broken needs maintenance, yet I just had the furnace worked on two weeks earlier and it checked out just fine after replacing the circulation pump. The stove is known to have a funky part that operates the ignition of the oven when preheating, so this is not new and the drain issue is something I have been ignoring, so yup, maintenance is needed. Yet, how strange is it that all three happened all at once, right after moving into ministry. Coincidence? Could be, but it also could be a means to distract and discourage, especially when one walks closely with the Lord daily. I have often found that just claiming something happening as a coincidence is one way of trying not to understand the underlining reasons, but not all "coincidences" can be traced to an underlining reason.
  22. I learned a long time ago not to pray for patience, but walk in it! James 1:2-8
  23. Me, not so much until God moved me into the music ministry recently. Within the past couple of days the furnace started making some really strange loud noises, and it was just worked on preparing for winter; the oven in our stove stopped working and our kitchen sink is completely clogged, so much that a 25' snake won't clear it ... go figure.
  24. Thought I would start a thread on something simplistic in nature. Ever notice when God is moving in your life, Satan is quick to discourage you any way he can? He may not try and stop what God is doing in your life, because he knows it will be futile. Instead, he attacks in other areas of your life trying to cause discouragement, hoping to move the focus off what God is doing and center on what he is doing.
  25. Let's look at scripture to determine what is meant. Romans 8:28-30 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. In verse 29 we read that God "foreknew" - which shows me that He knew before we were born who would accept His salvation, not by reassignment, but by choice - which is Love in the finest Verse 29 also states that those whom He knew would accept His salvation, "He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son". In verse 30 we read the steps He works out in our life: whom He predestined He also called whom He called, these He also justified whom He justified, these He also glorified All this point to the reasoning behind the promise found in verse 29 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Too many people have a false belief that we have absolutely no choice in the matter. I suggest we do, otherwise, why would God send His Son to pay the price for our sin and then add in conditions found in John 3:16-17? For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
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