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  1. >Blood Bought<........ recently posted a valuable comment on "The Real Ministry" Thread that dealt with some important issues related to someone's eternal walk with the Lord and what this all means. Especially noteworthy was the verse posted, written in the NT by the Apostle John, .... explaining our Born again "pedigree", as the performance of the holy seed within us., as the reason we don't "sin". Paul talks about this also, stating "how can we who are dead to sin".... And he says our old man, the dead one, is risen with Christ., and Paul tells us to esteem or "reckon ourselves dead"..... But then the reality check of life hits and believers are found stumbling around in a maze of confusion about all of THAT, because they find they still commit "works of the flesh"..., often want to, and generally have to RESIST IT Daily. Then Paul states we are to put on the "whole armor" and stand against the wiles or plans or attacks of the devil, and of our own flesh....ect. ----------------------------------------------------- So, SAINT..... If we are dead to sin, and if John says the holy seed remains in us and whosoever is born again, "doth not sin" KJV......... then Paul says, "i am Chief of SINNERS"..... And then in comes Romans 4:8 that says if you sin, God does not charge you with it (in eternity) if you are born again. . Seems like a lot of contradicting going on , doesn't it. How is is that We are dead to sin, yet we want to sin ?. We are told that if we are really born again, we don't sin., yet we all have since we are saved.... So what is the ANSWER ? Its simple, Reader/ Saint Its the spiritual/theological understanding between "Standing" vs "State" that is missing , which is causing so much confusion. Its the total lack of understanding regarding the difference between being a born again Spirit who is "in Christ" , yet and while, being trapped in a body of death, and corruption. Saint..... its this......Its the reality that the born again part of you is in the Kingdom of God right now "seated in heavenly places" "in Christ" ..... and one part of you is your body, its desires, stuck down here in a filthy world that is nothing but a sinner's delight., and what this all means in GOD's Perspective. Reader/Saint Here is how to SEE it, so that you can understand the one main thing... = What you think about it all, does not matter. Its only what GOD SAYS and THINKS about it, that matters. So, when you are not lined up mentally and theologically with GOD's PERSPECTIVE, then you will be confused about almost everything that has to do with faith, salvation, the gospel, eternal life, sin, the law..commandment keeping...everything. And the reason for the confusion in so many... is that you are trying to see it from your viewpoint, and you are not understanding How God sees it, from His perspective. Saint, ... If you will replace your point of view and your opinion with His Perspective, (The Mind of Christ).... then you will have arrived into a "spiritual eyes" place in your understanding of your Salvation, that will protect you and will open more doors of Light for you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most Christians live in a dark self righteous fog. And some of them try to TEACH that dark self righteous fog., here, and everywhere. Ok, here we go... to see you have to know where and how to LOOK. So....Lets get this one thing realized in your head Saint, and then your heart will follow... "Standing", vs "State". = Standing = How God sees you regarding HIS perspective, which is your STANDING. State = how you behave and you see yourself, which is your STATE. Standing........vs..........State ARE.... Not......the.......same...........at ...........all = SPIRITUALLY Your Standing : is Born Again, Redeemed, and you have Eternal Life, (Jesus who is eternal life is IN YOU) so = you are going to heaven, and God only sees you as "the Righteousness of Christ." He only sees you as washed in the Blood of the Lamb. This is GOD's Eternal Perspective of all the born again = "Standing" So, when God looks at your behavior, bad or good, He is looking THRU The Blood of Jesus and the Cross. He sees you THRU THIS, and never sees you any other way after you are born again. ON your worst sinning day since you were born again, God only saw the blood of Jesus that has made you sinless, already. This is your ETERNAL STANDING... That is God's eternal perspective of you..... Its your eternal sonship position in God, in Christ. That is your STANDING. = That is God's perspective of you, today, tomorrow, and forever. He only sees you THRU your Redemption thru Christ, no matter what you are doing. And that is how John is describing how we dont sin, and that we are as Paul says, dead to sin. They are speaking of our STANDING, our eternally PURE Born Again literal position in God's Kingdom and inside God's family. We the born again are ONE with God and Christ. Joined Spiritually to them, for all eternity. That is your STANDING. That is God's perspective of YOU< if you born again. This can't change, as its the Cross and Christ who have made you this, by Blood and Birth. Now your "State"........is how you are behaving at any given time as you realize yourself. You can be mad, or glad, or full of hate, or full of joy, or fearful, or loving, or preaching, or backslidden....that is your STATE. That is your moment by moment existence down here, VS.... your STANDING, (God's Perspective).....as He sees you all the time.... which is "sinless perfection", "redeemed", "born again", In the Kingdom of God, "in Christ", and "eternally secure". So, you are BOTH. And where the confusion come in, theologically and literally, is when a person thinks that their State is what controls their Standing. They do not understand that your State is Not your Eternal Standing, Your State is not God's Eternal perspective of you that He sees as the REAL YOU< everytime He looks at you. He ONLY sees your STANDING as "the righteousness of Christ", for eternity....... while your STATE, can be anything but that type of behavior. Christ's eternally redeeming Blood was shed, and thru your faith in this, in Jesus, God has spiritually recreated you by being born again by the Holy Spirit,<> THIS has created your Standing. And That is How God SEES YOU at all times. Your State, is how you are behaving, at any given time. Let me simplify it. Standing is Salvation State is daily living // discipleship Jesus your redeemer IS your Standing Your behavior, IS your state Those 2, are not the same. Standing = God's perspective of you, as He sees you THRU the Blood Atonement, at all times = born again, which is your Standing. State - Is how you see you, that is based on your behavior, at all times. Your state, does not affect your Standing, because your Standing is created by Jesus, and maintained by God. THEY caused you to be in the STANDING of being born again. Your state, your behavior, has nothing to do with this, and cannot effect your STANDING......not ever.
  2. I originally posted this today as a response to a member's question, but think its best served by posting it as a Thread. They asked me about different "gospels" being preached, etc. -------------------------------------------------- Well, there is another way to look at it..... Lets say that some people who read the bible, both Testaments, wrongly divide it all. And out of this, they become a victim of entrenched circular reasoning . = Novice, pride filled, immature, baby believers, or lost religious nutz, .... are the worst about trying to be teachers when they need to be on the TIT....Drinking milk, as they are so unskilled with the word, or anything related to "rightly dividing" any of it. And you find them all over Christian forums, quoting scriptures they can't even explain, connecting them endlessly into a corrupted loop chain of not only heresy, but literally foolish nonsense. A lot of self righteous religious people play this game with themselves and others because they dont realize that the Word of God, used incorrectly, can ruin a person's life. Its not a toy. Its not fun and games and "gotcha" at the Forum Debate box "my point, i gotcha"..... The Word is alive, its a "two edged sword", its a razor that cuts and slices... its a mind crushing bear trap when wrongly divided...... and it'll screw you up for life if you don't get some sound theological help from a skilled teacher in the beginning of your faith walk, when you are trying to find out what is what.....and the Devil knows you are wide eyed and easy to deceive, and will bring a deceiver to you and ruin you for life. This is constantly happening to new believers and the end result is you find them on forums like this teaching nut-bar theology that can truly harm new or weak believers. The reason i yell at these deceived people on forums like this one, is because they can devastate the mind of a new, baby, or immature, Christian. And i can't stand this.....So, i am often harsh with respect to trying to keep this from happening on Forums that im on. Its why im on this one. There are a lot of loose screw type believers running around on Forums, and some are Mods.... trying to sound "spiritual", while pretending they are.......... Which is, in all cases.... their self righteousness totally in control of them, and probably the fact, in 9/10 cases, they are not even born again......so, the Devil, was able to get all of these to SEE only a handful of verses, that then become a sort of mental prison to them. And the effect of this, is that their entire bible, and especially the NT, .... is reduced to a sort of tunnel vision, where the only thing they SEE, is what the Devil has shown them, and so, their entire perspective is narrow, wrong, and inescapable., and that is all they teach or preach. For example, on every Christian Forum, you will find a certain type of heretic, whom the devil led to Hebrews, before a skilled NT teacher ever had a chance to get them to Paul's "Grace" letters (epistles).. And this person, can only talk about "willful sin", "willfully sinning", "unpardonable sin"...commandments... Torah, Torah, Torah, Torah, enduring to the end. works, works works, works, and more works......as if they are a robot parrot....."squawk, sqawk"... you can lose it, you can lose it, you can lose it"....."you can lose you salvation"...."sqwak", squawk"..... They are like a broken car alarm that you hear in a parking lot that won't stop blaring the SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND OVER............>>. Thats not God. Thats not a work of the Holy Spirit. That is a devil driven novice, totally religious, who is addicted to this feeling of adrenaline rush that drives them to be on a Forum like this one, arguing against the Grace of God, without a clue, using their little scripture pack of wrongly divided scriptures, posting away as fast as they can type the same thing over and over. So my point is this......the reason that you have the idea that there are different "gospels", is not because there are different Gospels, but its because a lot of religious nut bars have invented what is "out there" as "gospels", that they will argue about, and write a book about, and create a church so they can stand and preach about...... and post a video about, and tell you ...>"come to my site, where i have written a lot ABOUT MY CRAZINESS, that i say is The Gospel" or "why you can lose it". So, its kinda like that.. The reality is, Peter gave us Acts 2:38, "repent and be baptized", that he borrowed from John the Baptist... then later, He didnt use that one anymore.. Not after Acts 10.... And other then that, Paul gave us 2nd Timothy 2:8. : ""Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel". And he gave us the same again, but the long version in : 1 Corin 15 : ". 3 :For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4:and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day """" So, there is only One Gospel, and Paul called it " his", because he is the one who gave it (doctrinally) to the Church, having been given it by Jesus Himself. "justification by Faith". "The Gift of Righteousness". Listen, i could go and find 10 scriptures and create a new plan of salvation for you. Thats easy. I could do what some of the deceived do that Paul teaches about in Galatians 3 , and combine the Cross + the Law (Torah), and find a few more loose out of context verses, and pretend i'm right.. But, why do that unless you're a heretic? Im not one of those. I can't become one. And that is because Paul taught me, and he knows what he's talking about. And i teach Paul......so, that's how it has to be, or its totally wrong. See, i did what Paul told me to do.. Hebrews 13:9 "establish your heart with GRACE, and not with weird, man made ideas about doctrine"......I established my heart with GRACE. I learned all about it. I obsessed on it. I think about it, I teach it, preach it, LIVE IT. I fight with heretics on forums about it, nearly every time im on a Forum to try to protect YOU. They are "gone"...........and all that is how you become doctrinally sound.. You study and you learn the correct way to SEE THE LIGHT. And that comes only from starting with Paul. Not Matthew, James, Jude, Hosea, Mark.......No.. You have to begin with the MILK and you grow. Paul is the Milk. "establish your HEART, with GRACE"...that is the baby steps. And if you never did this, then you are not even yet a baby believer, no matter how long you have been saved. You have to learn the Light, in ORDER. Layer upon layer, one revelation at a time. And that is not learning about "gifts of the spirit" before you can even explain how God made you Righteous thru the Blood of Christ. And once you have this Light, you will see clever lies when you read them, and when you hear them. God will teach you as you grow in Grace, how to discern, as this is a God revealed "inner man" skill. YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT to SEE the devil's lies and his liars. The way you protect yourself from becoming a heretic, is written in a few Threads i posted here, in the last few months. Read them, if you care. See, there is no.....>"well, we are all just trying to understand it together, so, if someone is a little confused, then just love them, and let them continue to poison forums and ruin other believers by infecting them with heresy, as after all, isn't this showing them the love of Christ"? So, that mentality, that point of view, is actually the worst of all. As that person is a blank fool. And not just a fool, but a deceived one whom the devil owns. And God help any Christian Forum that is Moderated by that fool, in Jesus name i Pray.. amen.
  3. Hello Worthy Forums, I made it here by the skin of my teeth. Honestly, I feel like the simple fact that I can bring myself to even join and post in this forum at all is a testimony to the Grace and Mercy of God and Jesus Christ working in my life. That all sounds good and all but there's a part of me that feels like I'm just spouting off the things that might get me some kind of pat on the back. I don't really know where to begin but I need Jesus Christ and I need him desperately. I guess that's as good a beginning as any, right? Maybe we shouldn't get into the occult 'blood-over-intent' ritual I performed while incarcerated, at my most fearful/angry/broken point, where I made a pact with the devil that I would renounce Jesus and the Father and give my soul, my mind, my body over to Satan in exchange for freedom and favor in the eyes of the courts or how I signed it in blood. That might be too much for some people but I guess I'm going to overshare. That or how I've destroyed virtually every relationship I've ever had, with family, with friends, with romantic partners. Or how I've polluted my brain with every imaginable type of pornographic filth, fetish and depravity (and things that no decent person would dare to conjure in their minds) that has all but totally warped my perception of myself and those around me. Or should we talk about how I grew up in the Church (protestant, non-denominational) and 'studied' the Bible with such a fervent spirit on fire for the Lord, at least outwardly, but took every possible chance to sow seeds of discord and dissension amidst my peers. If there is a sin, trust me, I've committed it. And if I haven't done it, I've thought about it and fantasized about it. And yes, I am confessing before God and all of you here, that means everything. One of the only things that brings me consolation and comfort at all is this verse in Romans that says " For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." I know that God loves me, even as depraved and filthy and shameful and horrendous as I am. I know that He sent His Son Jesus to die for my sins so that I might be saved. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. But no matter what I do, no matter how many altar calls I've gone to, no matter how many times I've been baptized (yes, more than once), no matter what I do, there's SOMETHING that keeps me from living a victorious Christian life (does that even exist? maybe my understanding of what that means is flawed?). The devil would have me blame myself, blame my mental illnesses, blame God, blame my wildly abusive parents and traumatic childhood, blame drugs, blame the world, blame everything I possibly can point the finger at. But what if it's been the devil all along? I want to DIE TO MY SIN. My flesh LOVES my sin but I know that my sin separates me from having a relationship with Jesus and I'm SO lonely, I'm so scared, I'm SO broken and I cannot continue living this way without Jesus, without really knowing Him. I can't be a lukewarm Christian anymore. It is ALL or nothing. Will Jesus still take me? Can I be forgiven? - Christopher Michael
  4. Daily Reading 20 If you prefer, you can look up the following verses in your own Bible, of by whatever means and in whatever version you choose. Luke 15 Genesis 27:1-45 Psalm 20 Audio 4:19 Audio 6:25 Audio 1:04 The above addresses are linked to Bible Gateway. That is an easy way to read (or listen to) the Bible verses, and choose your version. Personally, I prefer written, that way I can go at my own pace, on think about it, before moving on. Nothing wrong with doing either or both. The Bible says faith comes by hearing. See the picture below to get an idea of what to expect if you follow the above links. Thank you Lord for making the your word so accessible for us in these times. Amen
  5. Prayer Time Travel - The Holy Bible records time. The Bible has a beginning to end, Genesis to Revelation. God is outside time. He has no beginning or end. We have a beginning with no end. We start in time, then escape it, get outside it with no end. Many prayers are throughout the Holy Bible affecting past, present and future, from whoever's perspective. Jesus Christ is! God is the great "I am," not was nor will be. Jesus prays for all believers. 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. - John 17:20-21 New International Version (NIV) Revelation in the Bible affects the past to us now and beyond to the beginning of time, Genesis. A prayer in my future affects me and my now and even my past. My prayer now about my past affects my future. I am affected by my past, present and future, now. I am not an isolated silo. We cause ripple effects, everything affects everything, everything matters. Christ's life giving water is thee all encompassing most important matter. I lost my wallet. I decided not to fear or worry. I accepted it and let it go. Eventually I decided to pray about it, relatively long after the fact. Later, a policeman called for me to come get it from him. It had been been discovered moments after I lost it and immediately turned in. A beat cop had happened to be there. The officer had been swamped with work, so had notified and met with me a week later, having been so busy. That was my time traveling prayer eureka moment. At the time, my prayer was only to help process, comfort and put the whole matter in God's hands, whatever His will. I was happy with it and had left it at that. Yay and hallelujah, yet another reason for prayer! Now I realized and believed my prayer had actually traveled back in time. God's reach and power is anywhere anytime. He answered my prayer by changing my past, my reality and my future. What was lost was now found in time. December 18, 2016, I prayed a short, simple to the point prayer. I met and surrendered to Jesus Christ as my Saviour and Lord. What I prayed then and there took effect in the past on the cross at Calvary. Jesus Christ was sacrificed for me and my sin debt. That past was affected by prayer in its future. That present took effect in the past and affected the future until the end of time. Then, now and then, I pray in Jesus Christ's name, amen. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. - John 1:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
  6. Open Letter to Rock Bottom Dear Down in the Dumps, You are not in a nice place to visit or indefinitely live. I know, I have been there too many times. Since then I have burned my passport and remain grounded, gladly. The local authorities and citizens do not understand my alien presence. They cannot keep this message out. I will explain later. You will not complain sooner. Listen, look and warm yourself up to light versus darkness. Defect from that infected wasteland. Walk this way for freedom! Before I believed in anything worth mentioning, I desperately decided to buy into "Allen Carr's 'Easy Way to Stop Smoking.'" Heck, he wrote I could even smoke as I read the book! I took a leap of faith out the hole of butts and ash. I actually enjoyed and laughed at old cues to spark a dart. Nic fits were only a fading memory of how and what I used to be like. I had been deprogrammed from doom and reprogrammed for life. Thank goodness, because all drags from cigarettes had become depressing slave wage reminders of death. I could not prove or understand it but I believed it had worked, setting me free. I see that now was a good sign, open door and ray of hope. Major problems had potential solutions. I believed things could be better. Before I met and surrendered to Jesus Christ, I waged war with myself and the world. I abused my being with alcohol, marijuana and drug experimentation. I sat much of my life in front of a screen playing questionable games. I cheated on God, my future wife and myself with pornography and masturbation. I was living the bad dream of a wicked party scene. My heart had holes, my mind was free for the taking, my body was in ruin and my soul was lost and bound. Mental health issues coincided with the start of all of the above. By my fourth psychiatric ward stay I actually enjoyed doing my time and running the show. Pride, lust, anger, gluttony and slothfulness as deadly sins were aiming to win. It was either end up a casualty of spiritual warfare or be saved by divine intervention. Enter my Saviour, Lord, teacher and protector. I read the Bible out of curiousity. I thought I should for its major influence on the world and world view. Believing and in it does not change that in any case. Tragedy struck when my parents' dog died in my arms. What I was doing with my life and would come after hit me hard. God had spoken, my deaf ears had been opened. I quit pot on the spot. I mourned Baloo's death and a life I was not getting. I compensated by binge drinking. I started getting drunk in the morning. I was listening to Harvesters FM, a Christian radio station constantly. They suggested AA, Alcoholics Anonymous. I went and got on the sober wagon. Gaming got the boot. Pornography and masturbation were confessed, apologized for, repented from and rebuked. All of the above related to asking Jesus Christ into my heart and life through a simple, sincere to the point prayer. The Bible was now more than history and what Christianity was based on. It was God's word speaking to me, changing my life for His pure glory, perfect plan and purpose. Not the story of my life, but Jesus Christ's death for the church as his wife. It is thee book that's truth never changes as always relevant. Now I am part of the book of life, hallelujah! Not the end, Gregory Keith Jonathan Brumwell 2018 Testimony Saved by Jesus Christ as of December 18, 2016, GKJB-1973 11 Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. - John 3:11 New International Version (NIV) 31 “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. - John 5:31 New International Version (NIV) 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. - John 1:7 New International Version (NIV)
  7. Hi I'm David,Earlier this week my girlfriend of 2+ years asked to talk to me and called it quits. I don't know how to feel right now cause our relationship was/is great. Our compatibility up there on top of the chart, we have fun, love each other and individually our relationship with God is on the right track. We rarely fight or argue but during the two year span, we've had or rather she would ask to talk once every few months about our relationship. I'm the type of person who does a lot of things alone (qt/praying/many other things) and don't speak much, the quiet type. So during those talks she was not happy and upset that as two people who are in a serious relationship and both who are thinking about the future towards marriage we don't talk about our faith and lack communication in that area. She's been wanting to do marriage counseling from our church leaders and pastor, not in the tradition sense but so that we can communicate and share more openly about our faith. At first I didn't want to but evenly our young adults pastor felt compelled cause he saw us and knew that we felt serious and strongly about this relationship so he asked to marriage counseling before we even said anything to anyone. The most important thing that she values from her partner is where his faith is, how spiritual he is and how well he is in tune with God. I knew this from the start and I was confident enough to start this relationship with her so that both of us can grow stronger and more intimate with God. When she mentioned these things I would just always say "hey I'll do better, I'll communicate better and share more that's on my mine" to assure her that it will change. This same "let's talk" would arise once every couple/few months not because I wasn't sharing at all or just not owning up to my word but because it seemed like the bare minimum to her and because I'm not giving it a 100%. Don't get me wrong, I was doing more. Each time we talk there were little improvements but looking back now I can't say that I did give a 100% when I should have. I thought what I was doing and how I was approaching the situation was enough. Two years she waited and was patient with me, I understand how frustrating that can be. But I'm someone who never shares unless I'm force to, even in group settings, whether it's in small groups at church, I'm just not very good at sharing and don't prefer sharing my thoughts. So I was a little upset that she didn't take the small changes in my with that in mind. Then another one of these "let's talk" came about and she said let's talk in a week (since i was away from her half the time and she wanted give me some time to think and pray as well). Initially, you know waiting a week to tackle the problem seemed ridiculous and unfair to me because I was curious what she wanted to talk about this time cause things were going well (in my mind). During the "wait week", when texting each other she just didn't seem like herself (mind that we spoke and kept in touch 24/7 and just text whenever even if we had absolutely nothing to talk about), she just seemed like a shell of herself. So half the "wait week" we did talk but I knew something was wrong cause she's never been like this to the point where she couldn't even talk to normally, it just seemed like she was forcing herself to talk to me. So me going crazy wanted to know what was going on through text/phone but she insisted that we just talk in person when I'm back and when we're both free to talk in person. Which leads back to earlier this week when she wanted to part ways. I had time to pray and think about our relationship and through praying I was convinced that our source was the foundation on which we built/start this relationship. We both wanted to build a relationship centered around God yet we lost track of that and became caught up in the worldly/culture aspect in the relationship. So during during the other times when I said "hey things will get better cause I'll try harder to express myself and show my faith more," I wasn't lying but just taking the wrong approach and just tried to build on the wrong foundation. So on the day of the talk she just said that she's just tired and is drained of this relationship because the one thing (level of faith and the spiritual aspect) she needs she doesn't really see and change and tells me that she can't really see herself with me as a potential spouse. Of course I was devastated cause I was a point where I could really see myself with this person and to ask her to be my life partner was right here/there (I was looking at rings/houses and ready to speak to her parents' permission for marriage). I explained to her that during the "wait week" where I prayed and really thought about our relationship I believed that our foundation was the problem and she explains that yes that's true and that she's been saying let's do something about it this entire time for the past 2 years yet nothing's really been done about it. I told her that okay I get it clearly now so let's try to work this out and build a renewed foundation centered around what we wanted from the beginning cause even broken things can be a blessing if mended by God but she just said no and that she's be draining and that she is completely drained now to give me another chance. I understood her and didn't understand her because I wanted her give me another chance where the things she wanted didn't have to be squeezed/forced out of me and that they comes out naturally if our foundation is rebuilt but she said it's too late and it's been 2 years at that she can't do this anymore or have the desire to do this with me. She also mentioned that her color of faith is different from mine. She explained that her desire in this relationship was dissolving quickly and the only thing was keeping it was to think back to the beginning of the relationship and how she felt for me. I've asked multiple times and asked to let's try this again cause she is the person for me in every way and I just blew it. I asked to talk the following day and asked again and again to give me one last chance to make this relationship work so that but she said she doesn't want to and doesn't have any desire to be in a relationship with me. It's never that I didn't listen to her, it just took over and over several times for me to clearly take the right approach to this situation....but now it's too late.I don't know what to do. I know it's my fault that it lead to this point. I couldn't see that she was so drained, that she was on her last straw. I was too slow to listen and too quick to talk and become angry when it should have been the other way around. I blame myself for losing the girl of my dreams right now. I know that God made this relationship possible from the start (that another story in itself) and that God has a reason for all these things but I don't know what to do. I can't blame anyone but myself cause I didn't give a 100%. It was too late when I, myself saw the clear picture. I don't want to lose her. I didn't know being too quiet/not sharing a lot can show my faith/spiritual level, I thought it was more character based and maybe that what she means when she says "we have a different color of faith." I don't want this to be the end of our story cause I can't see my future without her in it. She's very certain on her decision, that she doesn't want a relationship with me. Is there anything I can do? What should I do? What can I do to possibly spark that fire between us again and for her to give it shot again, one last time? I want this relationship and want to make it work, where I know the problem and where I can give all I have.Thank you for reading my current situation and I'm apologize if it was hard to understand what I just wrote. Please let me know if I can clarify anything for you. Thank you again.
  8. Please pray for me. With me. For my head is hung in shame as I ask for help. 3 months of bad luck has turned my world upside down. I am just a few short steps away from being homeless and in debt with 2 kids. I need a loan. i have started campaigns for it but I'd much rather borrow and pay back than be given a handout. But I am in desperation and at this Moment, there is little I won't do to keep food in my children's stomachs and a roof over their heads. I have no credit. I've always bought everything up front. No payday loans. No short term loans with 800% interest. Just a loan to be paid off over say a year or so. Or a personal lender to set their own deadlines. I'm desperate at the moment. I've never had to borrow from anybody before. So this is a horrible feeling for me and I'm humiliated by it. More details that won't fit in this. im in need of prayers. I'm in need of advice. And I am desperate for help. I know that I must hold onto faith, but I feel it slipping away. Once prideful, my humility has my head hung in shame as I beg for help and pray I have the strength to hold on to my faith.
  9. Hello, everybody! I seem to have lost my iPod nano. Although I am HOPING that maybe I just somehow temporarily misplaced it. I had it inside a carrying case, inside my pocket. I went on the bus and on the subway to a meeting of a diabetes self-management group. Then, I commuted to a couple of other places on the subway. And then, I went to another meeting. It was at this other meeting that I found out, that it was no longer in my pocket. There is, I suppose, a REMOTE possibility that my iPod might have fallen out of my pocket while I was still at home. In which case, I am almost certain, it will turn up around the house somewhere. But it might have also fallen out of my pocket while I was commuting on the Toronto transit system, or while I was at one of the meetings that I was at. I am not usually the "losing type". And if I did actually lose my iPod permanently, I will feel quite stupid. :-( But please pray that it will turn up somewhere around the house. Or if I lost it, please pray that someone will have been honest enough to turn it in at the appropriate lost-and-found. Than you in advance for your payers! Mark Harvey
  10. Hi Guys. I'm also new on here and signed up within the last hour or so. I am looking forward to reading, discussing, debating and learning from each and every one of you on here and I thank you in advance for you warm hospitality. I am a Christian of no particular denomination, although I would, at the very least, describe myself as Protestant, as I believe that Catholicism is a corruption of the Christian faith. This of course is my opinion (and that of many other Protestants around the world who also feel that Catholicism and the Bible clash) and I do however believe that there are many morally good Catholics out there who do mean well. I have known some personally and can vouch for that myself. Some truly wonderful people indeed!!! I believe that the controversial issues of faith that we discuss and debate are often the most rewarding in strengthening our faith. After all, what could be more rewarding that getting closer to God's truth - closer to His word - even closer than we already are. A purer understanding of what He has given us and what he expects from us. For these very reasons, often what I have to say is quite controversial and not always agreeable with what some, or even many Christians believe. It is for that very reason however that I believe it is so crucially important to back up every viewpoint with scripture - the Word of God which supercedes all else. I try to do this as much as possible and try to point it out when others do not do the same in promoting a belief, or idea they may claim comes from the Bible. However, please point it out to me if I neglect to do that myself. One of my core beliefs is that of all the 12 tribes of Israel, the 10 tribes that were "lost" during the Assyrian captivity are now represented by the modern European people and their modern descendands around the world today (eg. the United States). This belief is often referred to as the British Israel belief, although it covers far more than just the people living in Britain, or of British extraction. I acknowledge that this idea is still foreign to most Christians even though it has been around for at least a century, probably longer. Some who have heard of it would even go as far as saying that it falls into some other category of Christianity, or is not even a Christian ideology. To that I would probably disagree (at the very least to the last part). I have over the years studied what many of the proponents of this belief have written, in great detail. More recently, I have studied what critics have written in their arguements against it over the decades. Even more recently, I have studied the responses to these critics, as well as some more Bible verses myself and have been fascinated by what I have discovered. I always try my best to read both sides of every story to get a balanced perspective, while cross referencing with the Bible. I look forward to sharing what I have learnt with you about these, as well as other controversial discoveries. I also look forward to your comments, both positive and negative as long as they are courteous and professional in nature. I also have some amazing discoveries about God's Hebrew calendar that I wish to share with you!!! Blessings, LostTribesNotLostAnymore.
  11. Hello My name is Victoria but I go by Tori. I am 23 years old and I am new here. I joined this forum in hopes of having somebody to talk to when I need it. I would like to share my story with anybody who is willing to read it and wanted to turn to fellow christians for support. I feel like I am losing faith slowly and like I am lost and scared so I am sharing my story to gain advice or even some words of kindness. I am also asking for donations however my main goal for being here is to talk with fellow christians and get REAL donations... like prayers and comfort. I am alone in this world and the only person I have is my two year old. If you would like to read my story and just share some words of advice or even just a prayer...the following link will take you to my story and why I am in the shape I am in. Thank you for just reading about my life and letting me share my story with you. I know I am loved... I see it in my daughter's eyes. My anxiety however, makes me want to end my life forever sometimes. I feel she deserves better than me. God bless you for reading and thank you again.
  12. I believe the youth group is from 7th grade up to 12th grade. ewe teenagers... no just kidding!!!! They are such a tough audience as they are so filled with today and all that comes with that... God certainly has given you a very tough assignment- be faithful to Him and He will show you His glory in this... Love, Steven
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