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  1. Prayer... I thought this to be a 'worthy' subject ( pun intended.) In this thread we can ponder on the importance of prayer and especially God's view on it. Please join in posting scriptures, sharing helpful comments, etc.
  2. >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.
  3. Hello, everyone. I hope you all are doing well. I am in desperate need of prayer right now because of the events that have transpired in the last few months. To summarize, I left my husband a few months ago because he was a physically abusive narcissist and I was terrified for my life and safety. He was so cruel and godless, even though he had claimed to be a Christian (which he obviously was not). We have been separated, having had no contact for the past two months or so, when we recently reconnected. God has brought him very low and taken everything from him except the clothes on his back. When we spoke recently, he told me what has happened to him since I left, how he realized how cruel, unkind, aggressive, abusive, and "beastly" he was. He said that he was wrong, that he mistreated me and he realized what he lost when I left. This confession, of course, is the complete opposite of narcissistic behavior, but I gave him a second chance in the past, and this was the result. I do not want to be tricked again, and as he is also a trained actor, I have no idea whether he is being sincere or not. I already filed for divorce and have a right to on biblical grounds of adultery and abandonment. However, he said to me recently that while he wishes I would give him a second chance, he wants me to be happy, whatever I choose to do. This is completely unlike him, and I have no idea whether to trust him or not. He says he has gotten right with God and wants to live a new life as the "godly husband I was always supposed to have", but I don't know if I can believe him. My family would think I was a fool if I gave him another chance. Part of me still has hope left, but part of me is ready to move on with my life, even if I am alone for the rest of it. What do I do? Can God change a physically abusive narcissist? Do I give him another chance and risk losing the support and respect of my family? I don't know what to do. Suggestions, Scripture, and prayer would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all, Evs
  4. My brothers and sisters of Worthy, These are grave and concerning times. I'm certain that we all do, but here are some scriptures to keep in mind to pray for our nation's leaders. I personally do not wish for war, but it seems only a matter of time. God bless you. Shalom, David/BeauJangles Psalms 2:10-11 - Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Proverbs 11:14 - For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. KJV Bible Verses About Praying For Government Bible verses related to Praying For Government from the King James Version 1 Timothy 2:1-4 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; (Read More...) Romans 13:1 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 1 Timothy 2:1-15 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; (Read More...) 2 Chronicles 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Jeremiah 29:7 - And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. 1 Peter 2:17 - Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; (Read More...) Daniel 2:20-23 - Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: (Read More...) Proverbs 21:1 - The king's heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Titus 3:1-2 - Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, (Read More...) Psalms 22:28 - For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations. Job 12:23-25 - He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them [again]. (Read More...) Proverbs 11:14 - Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety. Daniel 9:18-19 - O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. (Read More...) Psalms 2:1-4 - Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? (Read More...) Matthew 12:25 - And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: Romans 13:1-14 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Read More...) 1 Timothy 2:1 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
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    Casting Curses

    Casting Curses,.... this is an interesting topic. Witches cast them. Unbelievers are under one ... John 3:36. This is the judgement of God against every Christ rejector, that is created originally by the "curse of the law",....... that "Jesus has removed the curse of the Law", FROM the Born Again, because of the Cross... "Cursed is everyone who HANGS on a TREE"..(Cross). Also, its all about and related to, the power of the "tongue". As your bible tells you that "life and death" are IN the power of the tongue.... the words you speak. The words of Jesus are Truth and Life. When Jesus spoke, it was Truth or Life filled words. The word of the Gospel, preached and then BELIEVED, becomes a holy seed that can regenerate, thru the Holy Spirit, a dead spirit in a person and cause it/them to be Born Again. Words are very powerful. God "spoke" the world into existence THRU the Word. Jesus is the "Word", pre-incarnate and "The word made flesh, Incarnate..... and that is why He is acclaimed to be and explained as the Creator in Colossians 1:16 In John 1:10 you are told that Jesus stood on the world He Created. Consider that the baby feet of Jesus, .. the very first time they touched the dirt of the earth, were touching the World that He, as God Incarnate, created when He was still. "The Word was with God", "in the Beginning". How do you curse yourself, if you are a Born Again Christian? By what you say. Your words are the power of your "tongue" creating your destiny. Every word you speak is a seed being sown, and every seed you sow out of your MOUTH, will come back to you, as a harvest. Your NT says that you will be judged by the words that you speak, and this means that your own words will become your judge and your destiny, while you are alive, and when they profess the Faith you have In Christ, ..... God then accepts this as "faith is counted as Righteousness"...= to give you the "Righteousness of Christ" and "The Gift of Salvation". There is also the fact that even tho Jesus "has redeemed us from the curse of the law" on the CROSS so that all judgment due us for our sin that was previously waiting for us in Eternity, before we were saved, has been given to HIM... YET..His death does not remove this problem..= The law of "sowing and reaping". So, you have 2 things to deal with in your life that are word based and deed based, .......harvests. What you speak is a seed, and what you do is a "sowing and reaping" deed situation. If you are in the FAITH,..... if you are really focused on discipleship and serving God and studying to show yourself approved and daily live to please God, very God conscience, then you will watch your mouth and you will control your deeds so that you do not bring upon yourself, their bad fruit as a harvest of pain, sorrow, and worse. Let me show you how you can get cancer, a heart attack, a stroke, a brain tumor....etc, etc.. just using your own mouth. You do it like this.... """"well, you know, my mama had high blood pressure, mental illness, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, a temper problem, blindness, AND I BET I'LL GET IT TOOOOOO""""". SEE THAT? You just prayed the prayer of FAITH to get SICK, and maybe DIE. So......Watch your mouth. Your mouth is a POWER to bring to your life, whatever you speak and BELIEVE. Or as Jesus said, "whatsover ye believe , you shall have it". "thy Faith hath made you whole". And your FAITH can make you SICK. Saint, ... FAITH can harm you, if you are using it to harm yourself. Watch your mouth. Never curse yourself with it, or the people you love, etc, etc....
  6. Paul teaches that you are to ""examine yourself to see if you are IN the Faith"". This is similar to the idea of walking IN the Spirit. If you are not IN the faith, then you are "fallen from Grace". If you are not walking IN the Spirit, then you are walking IN the Flesh. All of this is related to, "you are not UNDER the Law, but UNDER Grace. Walking in the Spirit, means you are walking in the Law of Grace. You are "under" it. When you are walking in the "flesh", you are "under the curse of the law". Now, if you are born again, you can't actually ever again be under the curse of the Law. And this is because Christ has redeemed you from the curse of the law, as it is written "cursed is everyone who hangs on the Tree". But with respect to what you BELIEVE, you can put yourself out of the Spirit and into the Flesh by no longer believing that Christ keeps you saved. Moving from Spirit (belief) to (flesh) unbelief, happens when a born again person is no longer trusting in Christ to Keep Them Saved. Paul describes this as "falling FROM Grace"...into the Flesh. When this happens to a born again person, their faith is "dead". How to understand this perfectly? = Grace: is Jesus saving you. Flesh: is you trying to keep yourself saved. Walking in the Spirit is walking in the Grace of God, as fully understood and BELIEVED. Walking in the flesh, is falling away from faith in Christ to keep you saved, and you have now become your own savior, and you yourself are trying to keep yourself saved. Some of you think that walking in the Spirit means that you are living a holy life. And that walking in the flesh means you are living in sin, or sinning a lot. But what that scripture says is that " you won't fulfill the lusts of your flesh if you walk in the Spirit". Understand that the power to stop sinning is God's Grace working in you. And what causes you to sin is to be away from Grace and into your own SELF Resistance of your carnal desires, and when you are there, you'll fail every time. Its only God's Grace that gives you the Power to stop sinning. So, when you are fallen from Grace, you are literally at the mercy of your own strong fleshly urges, and you are going to fall and fall and fall into "works of the FLESH".....sin. Did you ever read that verse that says, "God will give you the desires of your heart"? And maybe you were taught that this means....> If you stay true and faithful then all the stuff you want, you can have it? Well, not quite. This verse is actually teaching you that God will put new desires in your heart, Holy Desires, Holiness Desires, HIS Desires. He will remake your heart to have the desires that God wants in there..... He is giving them to you.... He is replacing your carnal heart desires with NEW desires ....... HIS. Back to this now...... The Truth is.... that walking in the full understanding of the Grace of God, ....this LIGHT..... is to be walking in the Spirit which is actually the very same thing as "walking in the Light".... and when you are not doing this, when you are instead trying to keep yourself saved, then you have stopped trusting in Christ, your faith is dead because you have moved from spirit to flesh and you are walking in the darkness. You have mentally shifted from heart faith in Christ, to head faith in yourself. From Light to dark. From Spirit to flesh. You are flesh. And the Spirit, is the Holy Spirit. They are not the same. When you are walking "in Christ", in THE real Faith, then you are "walking in the spirit" and "walking in the Light".. See.... The Light is Truth, and Jesus is THE Truth. So, when you are believing correctly, you are walking in the Truth, in the Spirit, in the LIGHT, And when you are not believing correctly, you are walking in the flesh, and in the dark. When your faith has shifted from faith in Christ alone to keep you saved, to faith in yourself to stay saved....= to work, endure, keep commandments, keep the Torah, keep yourself holy..... When all THAT and more is what you are trusting in to keep you saved, then your faith has shifted from what Christ DID For You, to what you are now DOING for yourself. Your faith in Him, is dead. You have become your own savior. You are in the FLESH. The flesh has become your truth and your faith. There is no Light in the flesh. Paul says to EXAMINE yourself to see if you are IN the Faith. So here is the test. And be honest with yourself when you think about this.... as God already knows the answer, Saint. How do you find out if you are fallen from Grace and are in the flesh, or walking in the Spirit and The Light ? = Answer this. : What are you trusting , right now, to keep you out of HELL. ?? Now, Listen, i didnt ask you what you are trusting to get you into heaven. See, What you are trusting to keep you out of Hell, is going to show you what you are trusting in, truthfully, 100%. Its your literal Faith examination. Here is the answer= if you are fallen from grace and are NOT walking in the Spirit. "i am trusting in Christ, BUT........" "i am trusting in Christ ,...........BUT". "im an trusting in Christ.,.......BUT". Now do you see that "but"?........That ADD ON, is your current savior. Its all that you will tell us that you have to do so that you dont Go To HELL, as long as you keep on doing it........ but if you stop, you will go to Hell. Now let me show you a few false Saviors that are on your list, ....some of you.. 1. "enduring to the end". And i ask you, did enduring to the end, hang on a Cross for you to Save you and keep you saved? 2. "Not living in sin". And i ask you, did not living in sin, hang on a Cross for you to SAVE you and keep you saved? 3. "obey the Torah"........So, i ask you, did obeying the Torah hang on a Cross to Save you and keep you saved? 4. "keeping the commandments, and being obedient"....... So, i ask you, did keeping the commandments and being obedient, hang on a Cross to Save you and keep you saved? 5. "being water baptized"..... So, i ask you, did being water baptized hang on a Cross to save you and keep you saved? Did the dying Thief on the Cross who believed on Jesus, and went to Heaven......was he water baptized after he died on the Cross? 6. "holding onto my faith".... So, i ask you, did holding onto your faith, hang on a Cross to save you and keep you saved? So, did any on that list DIE FOR YOUR SIN or pay for them all? = NO. And that is because none of those can save you or keep you saved. None of them is a SAVIOR. And its only THE SAVIOR who can get you into heaven and keep you out of hell. See it? = Who is that? So, what are you trusting in to keep you out of HELL? Is it in that list? Is it in another list? If so, you are fallen from grace and have another Savior, and your faith is dead because are not walking in The Light, as Jesus is The Light and THE SAVIOR . If you are walking in the Spirit, then your only answer has to be ..."Jesus saved me, and Jesus KEEPS ME SAVED", = out of Hell. Thats Faith. Thats walking in the Spirit. Thats walking IN the Light, as all this is based on what you BELIEVE. And that is how you examine yourself to find out if you are IN the Faith, or "fallen from Grace".
  7. Here is how to understand the "curse of the Law" and HOW God resolved and eliminated this curse from you. God, as Christ...... came here, to fulfill the Law so that we are no longer "cursed" by it. And what is this "curse"? The curse, is that the Law/Commandments can't give you Righteousness. This is why God said he "found fault" with the 1st Covenant. (Torah) Hebrews 8:7. In other words, the law and commandments, (Torah) (Old Testament) can't give you what God requires you to have, so that He can accept you and save you. (born again). He "found fault" with the Torah, with the Law, with the Commandments. Hebrews 8:7 This is the 1st Covenant. (Torah) (Old Testament) So, He created the NEW Covenant, the NEW TESTAMENT, as the solution for this "fault" that He recognized as the "Law" "commandments" (Torah) (Old Testament) So, what is the eternal issue? What is the "fault", what is the FAILURE of the TORAH, (old testament) the Commandments, and the Law? Why did God have to replace them with Himself on a Cross, to offer GRACE in place of works and law and commandments? The reason is.....all the Law can do, all the commandments can do, is JUDGE YOU. That is what they do. That is all they can do. See, the reason you and me and everyone born, is a SINNER, is because the LAW and Commandments, have pronounced us to be failures at keeping them....= TRANSGRESSORS of the Law and Commandments....= YOU ARE A SINNER, as defined by the LAW and COMMANDMENTS, that you have broken. "all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God".....SAYS THE LAW.......SAYS THE COMMANDMENTS. So, that is all the law and commandments can do .....is JUDGE YOU. So, God "found fault" with this, (Torah) (Law),...Hebrews 8:7 = because you can't be given righteousness by them....So, God created a new Eternal contract with you, that He offers as "the gift of righteousness" , that frees you from the "curse of the law" that has perfectly defined you as a SINNER. So, to do this, He had to create and did create, a New Covenant. God's covenants are BLOOD based. Sacrifice Based. As in the Old, you had animal sacrifices, and in the New Covenant you have JESUS"S BLOOD that establishes the NEW TESTAMENT, or New Covenant. So, this New Testament, is God's 2nd and NEW Covenant that He offers as a REDEMPTION FROM the 1st Covenant, (law and commandments)(old testament)(Torah) that JUDGED you all your life as a sinner. So, the NEW Covenant, the NEW Testament, is Jesus shedding blood and dying, to release you and to eternally free you forever from the Law that was judging you as a sinner. Jesus Himself took this judgment due YOU, required by the Law, and died in your place for it. And because He did this on the Cross, God is able to take THAT FINISHED Redemption, and offer it as the " GIFT of RIGHTEOUSNESS" that replaces the Law, The old testament, 1st Covenant, Torah....... and establishes you as "the righteousness of Christ".....= This is God's SALVATION... Its a Blood Atonement that eliminates the Law's ability to judge you as a sinner, and establishes you AS a "new creation". "IN Christ"... as "born again" into God's family... = As the "righteousness of Christ". You have been changed if you are born again. You are now "in Christ", and no longer under the Law, IF you are Born again. Redemption, Salvation, = is the Grace of God....Its the mercy of God, where He himself, as Christ, has resolved this issue of the Law being able to judge you as a SINNER. He has removed this JUDGEMENT.. And in its place is the New Covenant<>New Testament. = The GRACE OF GOD. "Justification BY Faith". "The GIFT of Righteousness". The "Gospel" is defining HOW He did this...... And "Grace thru faith, without the law, without works", is the Method and REASON. Literally. So, when we say a person is "saved"....they are saved from "the curse of the law" that was defining them as a SINNER. And they are also saved from HELL, where they were going, because the Law and Commandments had judged them worthy to go there. God's Grace has resolved ALL of this, and this is the Eternal effect of the Blood Atonement, that is applied to a BELIEVER, by God, thru FAITH = when you "believe in Jesus". And are BORN AGAIN.
  8. Behold

    LOVE VS LAW

    How did Jesus become our Savior. ???? Well obviously He is the reason you go to heaven. (Savior),= because you are born again, because you BELIEVED, and God ACCEPTED your Faith, and gave you (made you) His Righteousness. ("New Creation IN Christ") Now its true that He was the Savior, always, even as a baby.....or as Simeon in Luke Ch 2, said.. "My Eyes have seen God's SALVATION", as he beheld baby Jesus. And in John 1:10, when Jesus "stood on the world HE CREATED", He was standing there as Savior of the World, He Created, Colossians 1:16.... tho He had not saved it yet. So, what 2 things did Jesus have to do, to BECOME our savior? 1.) He had to meet ALL the requirements of the LAW, and not fail. 2.) He had to die on the Cross, which means He became our sin bearer, our redeemer, our Justification, and our Blood Atonement. In doing these 2 things, He became, our Savior....Literally, even if you are not yet saved. See, here is the thing.... Jesus is LORD, no matter if you believe it or want Him to be. And He is THE Savior, no matter if you are saved. Jesus does not become these things, once we believe them, but rather He is already, both. One of the light-bulb moments a serious student of the New Testament will have, is when they realize that Salvation does not start when you believe....it is in fact finished 2000 yrs ago when Jesus walked out of that Tomb. It only becomes yours, when you believed. Its APPLIED TO YOU< because you believed... It was already there fo the lastr 2000 yrs. Salvation was in the foreknowledge of God, before He even created Lucifer or the World or the Sun. Its been around for a while. Salvation is something that Jesus finished 2000 yrs ago. You get to have it, if you will believe. If you do, then God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, take up residence inside you, and because Jesus has obtained eternal redemption for you, and because He Himself IS Eternal life, that He Gives to you, then you are sealed into the Eternity of God Himself, and never let anyone try to convince you otherwise., as they are lying to you, Saint. We can see that dying for sin is obvious as this explains the Cross. God is judging Christ in our place, with those spikes, and that Crown, and that scourging that came before Jesus was lifted up by those Spikes, between heaven and earth. Yet, before He could satisfy God's righteous judgment against our sin, by dying for our sin, by becoming our sin.... Jesus first had to meet the requirements of the Law, so that this "curse of the law", could be taken off of us. And Saint, never let a heretic try to put that Law back on you that Jesus shed His Blood for= to deliver you from. So, how did Jesus himself fully meet all the requirements of the Law? He met them all, by being....... "God is Love". Jesus is God, and God is Love. See,... "love fulfills the Law". So you have this verse... : Romans 13:10. "Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the LAW." We as the born again, understand that all the law and commandments found in the (Torah - Old Testament) are fulfilled when we keep the NEW Commandments, that Jesus gave us. And when we fail, this is a time to begin again and be thankful that JESUS DIDN'T FAIL. Jesus said, """Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. """ So, the way Jesus fulfilled the law, so that the curse of the law was taken off the Redeemed, was to LOVE. Thats how He did it. GOD IS LOVE, AND JESUS IS LOVE. Remember this verse ??? John 15:13. "There is no greater love than this—that a man should lay down his life for his friends""" And there is Jesus laying His life Down, on the Cross, and not just for His friends, but for His ENEMIES. That is LOVE.......That is how GOD LOVES.. And the way we stop sinning, is not by straining to try to stop. Its not by fasting ourselves from the world. As in both cases, this will actually cause you to be more drawn to the very sin you are trying to force yourself to stop doing. Remember that Christ said......."apart from me, you can do nothing" .. You can't bear Christian Fruit, .. You can't stop sinning.... and you can't LOVE Like GOD.......APART from Jesus. So, the way you do all this, is to be filled with God. Paul describes this as.. "it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me".. Here is the math... God is Love. If you are filled with God, then you are filled with LOVE. And this love, is the Power of Christ to keep those 2 commandments. The lifelong process of being "conformed into the image of Christ" that is fulfilled entirely when we meet Jesus....(Our Eternal Inheritance)..... This process of conforming is literally the process of being conformed into the Love Of God. The more like Christ we are, the more OF God's Love we have become. blessings, B
  9. I have been unwell. The cough had reduced, the fever has gone. But I have no energy and no appetite. It's a cold.
  10. I have been unwell. The cough had reduced, the fever has gone. But I have no energy and no appetite. It's a cold.
  11. This morning when i was in the Gym, and in fact, before i went and was doing about an hr of stretching and light weights, i was thinking about this "lose your salvation" madness that just infects so many Christian Forums and so many troubled Christians. Its is a sad fact that a person can be born again, and not actually understand anything about how and why, and be saved 40 yrs. Listen Saint... We live in an era where time is speeding up, info technology is off the rails, and Reality is becoming "virtual". So, the effect of all this on our minds, is to almost create a detachment from the real Truth, which is the Bible, and Who is heading our way from Heaven, soon. Also....Satan is alive. He is not Joking. He wants you in the dark, out of touch with God, and not really concerned about what really matters. So, let me talk more about heretics. I often ask one of these Forum heretics to post about Grace, and they never do. As a matter of fact, they usually become really really quiet. After all, a heretic obviously doesn't understand Grace, or they have rejected the Grace of God, in favor of only existing on a Christian Forum to obsessively try to ruin a REAL believer's peace of heart and soundness of Mind, by trying to Theologically con-job them into the Lake of Fire if they don't qualify for Heaven regarding the heretic's particular LIST of all the works they will teach that you must DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO to >stay saved<,..... Notice that the heretic is always trying to keep Jesus from keeping you saved? Have you noticed this yet? The Heretic is always trying to give you a Salvation Substitute that keeps you saved. That's their calling-card. That's their Heretic ID Badge. They want Jesus off the Cross and you On it , saving yourself by whatever list they want you to keep. Maybe the list is "enduring to the end", or maybe the list is "Commandment keeping" or not "willfully sinning", or doing "works of Obedience", or the always popular, "well if you turn your back on God, or lose your faith, or renounce your faith"........ So, all of that is just works, its all YOUR EFFORT that they say you have to DO so that you dont "lose it", as according to them, you and NOT God thru Christ keeps you saved. = "HERESY". The question arises..... regarding all they say and teach....how could they know anything about The Grace of God, to begin with,????? and if they did, they have long ago rejected it. See, you can't be a True believer in the Free Gift of Salvation, and teach that you can lose your salvation. These 2 positions cancel each other out. This is "double minded" on hyper-steroids. God's Grace and "lose your salvation" do not exist within the same Blood Atonement, or Redemption, that is only found in the "gift of Righteousness". Its not by our WORKS but according to God's MERCY" that we are saved and stay saved.. See that? You have to want to not see that, if you can't see it. "not by WORKS".... And what is "works'........its everything that you can DO, Saint. Its your LIFESTYLE, your THINKING,...BEHAVIOR.. its all the parts that make up your DOING SOMTHING... Its all YOU YOU YOU......and that is NOT JESUS Saving you. And that is not having FAITH in Christ........at all.. Something that is interesting is that if a person believes they can "lose it", its because they are trusting in themselves to keep it. So, that means they are not trusting in Christ, to keep them saved, but only acknowledge that He began their Salvation. So, if anyone could lose their salvation because they have lost their faith, its the people who think and believe that they can lose their salvation, because the reason they believe this is because they are no longer trusting in Christ to keep them saved.....See how that works? So, they have literally become the victims of their own Christ Rejecting heresy, and are oblivious to their own lack of True Faith, as their spiritual condition. Its the pot calling the kettle black, and its the same person who is both the pot and the black. And its also a truth that as soon as a person becomes born again, they almost always have a desire to know more about the Bible...... and the cults, and the Devil, (same Heretics) both know this, so they are always looking for the new Christian to ruin , because the "babe in Christ" is an easy spiritual KILL, because they are so happy to BELIEVE YOU if you can speak a bit of Bible verse and seem sincere. The baby believer has no idea that the Church is infected with heresy, since Day 1.....and now a long time dumbed down by doctrinally inferior "new" Bible versions, and so, many New Believers just get trapped and ruined their very first year. And 40 yrs later, they are found on a Christian Forum trying to convince all born again believers that being born again isn't permanent, and that "Christ in You", is only as certain as the last time you confessed all your sins... (that you can recall). Ive shared Paul's doctrine of God's Grace with many many people who want to just beat their heads against a wall because i told them that " the Same God who saved you, will keep you saved"....and why? Because He said so.... Philippians 1:6. Ive had the same group try to use that same wall and their same heads when i tell them that "your Faith is not what saved you".. as this comment just stings self righteous flesh. But then if i remind this type that God SAVED them using the blood of Jesus, and that their Faith is what God accepted TO SAVE THEM, = to administer the Grace, to impute the redemption, their SALVATION< then they can often "see it". But till they do, they will cling to Faith as if FAITH...this idea and concept...... is actually the REDEEMER, and not Jesus Himself. "Got to hold onto your faith if you want to stay out of Hell. " Well, not quite. What you have to do is give God your Faith, so that He then SAVES YOU, and Keeps you saved.....because you did. A Heretic, believes that "working out your salvation with fear and trembling" means...."Save yourself, because Christ isn't going to do it unless you are good enough, obedient enough, etc"... Do you see what this really means? It means the heretic is discounting and denying The Blood of Jesus as being capable of keeping you saved. It means that the Heretic is not giving full credit to the finished work of Jesus on the Cross as what SAVES and Keeps you Saved, and they are instead taking credit for it, by what they believe they must DO"... (Self Saving).... And they'd have you believe this also, if possible. They'd have you up on that Cross right now if you'll just be self righteousness enough to go.... Don't do that. Instead give all the praise, honor, glory, and CREDIT, to the SAVIOR GOD as Jesus The Christ, who saved you, and keeps you saved the same WAY He saved you. = God made you RIGHTEOUS and The Blood of Jesus Keeps you Righteous. (Keeps you SAVED). Faith isn't the Redeemer. Jesus is the Redeemer, and God saves us through HIM because we did what God told us to do, so that He DOES. = we BELIEVED. so, "faith is counted as righteousness", but its the RIGHTEOUSNESS that is Imputed, that is charged to us, given freely as the "gift of Righteousness"... that makes us accepted by God, = Born Again. = SAVED. Can you do all that for yourself? Heretics think you can, and want you to try for the rest of your LIFE.... And that is why they try to fearmonger you into thinking you can LOSE YOUR SALVATION< = so then you'll start wondering and worrying and then you'll start trying to SAVE YOURSELF... = Stop Trusting in Christ ALONE to KEEP YOU SAVED. Listen, If you buy their baloney you'll start ranting about Commandment Keeping, and working works works works, and before long, you'll be their newly trained Heretic and think the only 3 epistles in the bible are Hebrews, James, and Matthew., where Heretics live. See how it works when you add it all up correctly? ??????????? So, is any reader sitting there wondering about this word FAITH? Kinda unsure about how to understand FAITH? Alright. Think of Salvation like this... You are sitting in a dark room. There is a ceiling fan light above your head. There is a light switch on the Wall. So, you turn on the Switch, and the Light comes on. Right? So, is the switch the LIGHT? Is the SWITCH the LIGHT? ? ? ? or is the Switch what causes the Light to come on? So, Faith is the SWITCH< but its not the Light. Jesus is the Light. Salvation is the LIGHT.. Grace is the Light. Redemption is the LIGHT..... .And God has this Light and wants to give it to "all who will" (flip the switch)...., and you RECEIVE it ALL, when you turn on the Switch.....The switch is Faith. But...Faith is only the switch. Eternal Redemption, is the LIGHT. So, dont confuse them as one, as they are not. Faith activates the ONE WHO SAVED YOU. Faith is the switch, Salvation, who is JESUS, is the LIGHT. Most Born again Christians don't begin with the idea that "Jesus started my Salvation, and now its my responsibility to keep myself out of hell for the rest of my life by being good enough". This is taught to them by heretics, and once they believe it, the Devil then directs them to the very few verses that seem, at first glance, (and not rightly divided), which seem to prove that your salvation is a slippery uphill slope and you are standing on the wet Soap. Thank GOD Thru Christ that the fact is, our Salvation is not dependent on our BEHAVIOR, but its solely dependent on our Father God who SAVED US. So, lets take the bullets out of the Heretics favorite Gun.... Lets take the fangs out of the snake. A Christian Forum Heretic is always found, twisting their favorite epistle (Hebrews).. and usually one specific verse that says,.."if we sin willfully", ...The heretic proudly proclaims...so if you do THAT you'll go to hell !!!!!, And the final answer is... Romans 4:8. Its Says that God does not charge your sin to you in eternity, (no Judgement for sin waiting for you there)..... so, willful, unwillful, kinda willful, 12% willful, 73% willful, or 110% willful, this verse isn't talking to anyone who is Born again, because ... A.) Every born again person has sinned willfully since they were saved. . B.) Romans 4:8 Heretics actually never closely read the verse, (or the New Testament) because, notice... this verse does not give you any way OUT. Its says, if you do it, you are going to hell. And so, how do you know this verse isn't speaking to a born again Christian? Its because every single born again Christian, has at some point after there are saved, committed at least ONE willful sin. Every one of you, and your Pastor, Mother, Me, all of us. And if you say you didn't mean to watch Game of Thrones for 7 seasons, or if you say that you accidentally cheated on your taxes,(a few times) or you accidentally called in sick to your job when you really were not, or (speaking very frankly now) you accidentally committed a sex act in your head-imagination with a "non-spouse" that you enjoyed.... or it was an accident that you had 3 more pieces of cake after that 5th one....... so, who has not sinned willfully since they were born again ????..... and yes "little willful sins" count.... The verse says if you SIN. >Singular< ONCE....."willfully". ...you are going to hell, and this cant be stopped, changed, undone, or confessed away, ... and penance and purgatory are also OUT ! So, do you see reader, that if this verse about "if we sin willfully", which has no remedy, and as all people, including all Born Again believers have sinned willfully at least ONCE< then this verse if its directed at the Body of Christ, has just condemned all of us to hell and then the lake of fire. And no way to change it. No way out. No way back. Understand ?? Sorry, no. , Wrongly Divided. So, lets "rightly divide". First... this book, (Hebrews) is not directed at the CHURCH< in its opening greeting. As if you'll notice , as compared, almost all of the Epistles that are written by Apostles are written to specific BELIEVERS by name or "Grettings to the CHRUCH at ___________."..... But not this BOOK. ITs written and directed to the HEBREWS.....(Unsaved Jews)....and so, now that we realize this....... we can now understand that there is only one sin that is unforgivable that THEY can commit, .. There is only One willful sin, that will never be forgiven, as that verse says..... And this sin is Christ rejection. as this IS the "willful sin", that sends you to hell, because, if you die a Christ Rejector, you have willingly and willfully done this..... And something else that your Sunday School Pastor probably didnt teach you, or your Pastor, if they talk about this verse, and that is..... Its Paul who is talking there to this group of HEBREWS, and He is the one who Wrote Romans 4:8...and delivered the Doctrine of Faith and Justification there by..... So, more then anyone, he would know that there is no "willful sinning" that can damn a Believer, as God does not impute your sin to you in eternity...... Paul is talking to a group of Jews. The epistle is written to the "Hebrews". So, ask yourself... would Paul be talking to born again people about sinning and being damned by one sin when He wrote that God does not charge ANY of your sin to you in eternity, in Romans 4:8? So, i'll tell you what Paul was doing, until Acts 28 when He told these same type of Hebrews Christ Rejectors, that he was finished with them and would take the Gospel to the GENTILES from then on..... Read it. So, you have Paul, writing to the Hebrews, and talking to unsaved Jews, who are rejecting the Gospel, and He is warning them that the sin of Christ rejection, this willful sin, that they are "sinning willfully" has no eternal forgiveness found for it, because if you DIE having rejected the Blood of Jesus and the Cross, there is no Blood of Christ left to save you., and you committed this sin WILLFULLY., and it is unpardonable. Its that sin, Reader... Free will is a blessing unless you use it to willfully reject Christ, and you die this way. = Having willfully committed the one WILLFUL sin, that eternally damns all who are damned. This is the Unpardonable Sin. So, Hebrews is NOT ADDRESSED to the "church", or to the Born again Believers....... Paul is not preaching to the Redeemed in this "sin willfully" verse found in Hebrews,.......of that, you can believe. Notice that Jesus said.....>"you must be born again".....but He didn't say......And then, "here is the list you have to do, and if you don't"....... "uh oh". No, the list comes from the self righteous, who are infected early on, usually, with heresy and thriving self righteousness, and then just never were able to recover themselves, as its actually pretty difficult to stop being a preacher of the Law, pretending this is "Salvation", once you get up and running and have been doing it for years. And what makes it worse for them, is that when they meet me, or someone like me, they feel that they are being persecuted for doing "God's work", and this makes them even more sure they are right. Calling them out, actually tends to empower the pride in a Heretic, but, it has to be done, openly, for the benefit of the real believers who might be so very harmed by them.... So, that's just how it has to be. That's how it is. Satan enjoys all this so much. He loves to pit self righteousness against Grace and watch the sparks fly around the world, as He understand that "can any 2 walk together, unless they be agreed ? " So, he creates entire denominations that TEACH people to trust in themselves, and their works, and their self righteousness, as their way to keep themselves saved. = And that is what Legalism is actually teaching. And what it causes is STRIFE, and "where strife is, is CONFUSION and every evil work"..... So, Who is the author of confusion? Satan. And that is why i always warn heretics by telling them..... wherever i meet them, that "You are doing the Devil's work", as this is a fact.
  12. My personal experience in my walk with God has always been to not veer too far to the left or to the right. This includes prayer. I have seen both extremes. I have seen people being too familiar with the Lord. For example: calling Jesus "my home boy." I don't subscribe to nor advocate that. It is in bad taste and FAR from the way those in the Bible who belonged to the Lord treated Him. On the same token, I have seen fear inhibiting prayer (not the 'proper respect type of fear' but the 'truly scared of God fear' where Christians are terrified of Him.) Though I fully believe we must always be reverent towards God, I also believe we should consider Him our best friend and pray accordingly. Telling Him our deepest, darkest secrets (after all, He already knows. ) He will never fail or betray us, as mere mortals will to one degree or another. God is perfect and perfectly caring. Not using spiritual (but man-made) terminology (as if we could impress God. lol) Not religious sounding (lengthy) prayers like the Pharisees engaged in. Rather, speaking to Him from the heart..."keeping it real." David struck a balance in his prayer life. He cried out to God about injustice and hardships. Yet He would go on in the next breath to praise Him. The Psalms are replete with this. Us praying in faith is important to God. By this I mean we come to Him with earnest expectation that He really does hear us. "For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12) “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Faith will help us to approach Him... not cowering and timid, but trustingly. Seeing Him as our loving heavenly Father. "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most." (Hebrews 4:16) Prayer is often thought of as what we can receive from God. But we need to couple it with what can we give to Him. Because we love Him. One thing He would desire of us is that we bring Him hearts filled with gratitude. The giving of thanks should always be a part of our prayers.
  13. "knock and the door will be opened to you." Imagine this unprecedented event. Christians, from all over the world, united physically in congregations, united virtually through technology, united spiritually in the Holy Ghost, praying together with a clear, unified intention: shortening, hastening the Return of the Lord (2 Peter 3:12, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 22:20, Matthew 6:5-13, Luke 18:1-8) Wouldn’t the Lord be quick, in fulfilling their holy prayer? “[…] And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” This is not happening yet, but we can make it happen. SUMMARY (You can freely download the pdf) 1 - Brief history of the Church 2 – God wants men to cooperate his plans 3 – The importance of prayer and the Lord’s prayer 4 – The Last Day 5 – While in the world 6 – Warnings 7 – Avoid misconceptions 8 – An unprecedented event 9 – SOURCES 1 - Brief history of the Church Along the history, many spiritual leaders did not listen to (Matthew 23:9-10) “And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.” Therefore, it comes as no surprise that many false teachings did spread for centuries. Nor it is a surprise that true Christians come to a better understanding of some concepts through centuries, because luckily some of them are able to get rid of the false teachings they have received. Indeed, luckily some listened to Matthew 23:9-10. Moreover, Jesus said (John 16:12): ”I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” Thus, an increasing understanding, founded on the Gospels and never contradicting them, is to be expected through history. 2 – God wants men to cooperate his plans Even though God could do everything alone, by not waiting his followers to align their will to His will, still he wants men to decide to cooperate with Him, to proceed in His salvation Plan. For those who knows the Scriptures, it’s not needed to quote the countless times in which God waited for men to turn to Him, and adhere His plan, before making things happen. Because being a loving Father, he doesn’t force His will upon men. 3 – The importance of prayer and the Lord’s prayer Point 2 on cooperation between God and men, is one of the reasons why Jesus stressed so much the importance of prayer. To be short, we only quote some passages, but there are countless ones in the Gospels alone: (Matthew 7:7) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (John 16:24) “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” Of course, we need to make prayers aligned with God’s will. But even if something is already in God’s will, it’s really important for us to pray for it, because the Lord doesn’t want to force his gifts upon us, but He wants us to desire Him. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be any need for any prayer whatsoever. Now, what’s the only prayer that the Lord directly taught us? The Lord’s prayer. Let’s examine some passages: “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” […] “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Now, let’s think about it, by knowing the Scriptures. When and how can the Lord completely fulfill these requests? Could they be fulfilled while we are still on earth? 4 – The Last Day It doesn’t take a leap of imagination, to realize that the Lord’s prayer promises will be fully fulfilled only with the Rapture and His Second Coming. [Even the only apparently not messianic request about the “bread”, is translated somewhere as “the bread of tomorrow”, thus indicating the bread of the Kingdom.] Now, it’s not a purpose of this work to choose which interpretation of the Second Coming is more Scriptural. Whatever it is, pre/post/multi/anti/tribulation,this is not the point here. The point is that only in the Last Day, the Lord will fully fulfill the Lord’s prayer requests. Now, are we aware of this? Are we, most Christians, praying that prayer with full intention and awareness, with the awareness that we are asking the Lord, according to His will, to shorten the days of His coming? It doesn’t seem like this awareness has been fully reached so far, but now the times may be arrived. Now this intention can be shared to Christians all over the earth. And it’s nothing new, it’s something fully Scriptural (2 Peter 3:12, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 22:20, Matthew 6:13), it’s just a better understanding of the power of our prayer in the name of Jesus. We are not predicting the day or the hour, and we’ll never try to do it. There is no needing of knowing the day nor the our, to ask the Lord to come quick, according to His will. How powerful would be this prayer, shouted by all His elects? What if some wise pastors could be able to share this intention to Christians all over the world, and all together we could pray “Come”, and “Deliver us from evil”, with the full understanding that we are asking for the Rapture, instead of passively waiting for it? This would be an unprecedented event in History, since so far most Christians have passively waited for it 5 – While in the world Asking for the rapture, doesn’t cut off any obligation for a true Christian life. Before Jesus returns, we’ll still have the obligation to love everyone, serve other people, improve the society, improve ourself, spread the Gospel. All of these commandments are in the Gospel and are immutable. At the same time, with this prayer, we clarify our intention to God, we tell Him that we are ready, and it is now time for our plans to align with His plans, and that we fully want and responsibly request His return for the elects. 6 – Warnings Unfortunately, there will always be some Christians who don’t really want the Lord to come soon. They are not excited at all about Heaven. Exactly like in these Parables: (Luke 14:15-20) “When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ (Luke 19:14) "But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, 'We don't want this man to be our king.' (John 12:43) “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” But other Christians who aspire to Heaven, would have no reason to not pray this prayer. In the worst case, it will have no effect. In the best case, how glad we will be, to see the Lord coming quickly for us. 7 – Avoid misconceptions Q: “Does praying the Lord to come quickly mean that we don’t trust His promise that He will come?” A: “Absolutely not. The Lord knew the future. He knew about the prayers from His elects, and that he wouldn’t wait to fulfill them. Exactly as in countless other situations, in which the Lord has waited for men to ask Him for what is good. (Matthew 15:21-28). We are sure that His promise will be fulfilled, but we want to be among the ones that have aligned with His will and asked Him to fulfill it quickly.” Q: “Are we forcing the Lord to do something not in His will? Doesn’t He know the Right Time?” A: “He knows the Right Time, and we don’t know according to which criteria He has decided it. But according to the prayer He taught, when He decided it, part of the weight for the decision, came from considering the prayers of His elects (2 Peter 3:12, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 22:20, Matthew 6:13, Luke 18:1-8). Exactly as in other situations, He gave importance and weight to the will of his disciples and prophets, when aligned to His will” Q: “Are Christians praying this prayer exempt to contribute to society, and to spend their lives serving others until the Lord come?” A: “Absolutely not. A real Christian will follow all Jesus words,not only ones about prayer,respect the laws of his country, and will spend His life helping other people, so that when the Lord will come, he will find him ready.” (Matthew 24:45-51) “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Q: “Will shortening the return of the Lord prevent some people from salvation?” A: “First off, remember that there will never be a moment on earth in which everyone will be Christian, before the rapture. It is not written anywhere. On the contrary, it is written about an increasingly diminishing of faith. Moreover, people who haven’t met Christ but are seeking for the Truth in their hearts, and are loving their brothers, will be likely raptured too. Exactly as some other righteous people like Socrates, will be raised in the last day, while evil people who are not seeking for repentance because they don’t have the seed of repentance in their hearts, will be left. Therefore, there is no such risk in shortening the day. Otherwise, the Lord wouldn’t have taught us this prayer.” Q:”What about theological and philosophical implications of this event Why someone is taken and someone else left?” A: “These are not treated here. They will be treated in other works, and some wise pastors will be able to answer this, by following the Scriptures” 8 – An unprecedented event If most Christian living today will share this intention, and pray together for it, this will be an unprecedented even in the history of the world. If the rapture happened centuries ago, it would have likely remained unexplained and not testified everywhere. But nowadays, thanks to technologies and to the Gospel spread everywhere, it will be testified to people of all nations, and everyone will know what happened. Now, our hope is that some wise Christian, who spent their lifes in the hope of Jesus’ Return, will actively spread this prayer and this intention among other pastors and Christians, so that all of us may be reunited under the Lord’s prayer, and pray together, with full intention and understanding and without the usual countless distractions and desires: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day the bread of the Day that is coming. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Maranatha. Our Lord, come! 9 - SOURCES: http://learnbibleprophecy.blogspot.it/2010/12/come-lord-jesus-maranatha.html https://www.oneplace.com/ministries/love-worth-finding/read/articles/can-we-hasten-the-second-coming-of-christ-15204.html http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Timeline/Hastening.Lords.Return.html http://christianteaching.org.uk/blog/eschatology/hastening-the-return-of-christ/#comment-32538 http://folkslisten.blogspot.it/2010/06/can-i-speed-up-return-of-jesus.html https://nathanaelflock.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/scriptural-conviction-hastening-the-day-of-the-lord/ http://quailandmanna.com/god-justice/ https://peteenns.com/why-jesus-hasnt-come-back-yet-according-to-the-new-testament/ http://ifollowjesusnow.tk/hastening-ready-day-lord/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIdjGyMTAds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM67orv8VkYF PDF: maranatha.pdf
  14. I would like to offer prayers for my aunt. She is having a tough time with her psoriasis, she has been contemplating ending her life. She was alway such a happy, warm soul, always laughing. She is 76, and has been my favorite aunt since childhood. She helped take care of my precocious daughter who is WAY too independent for her own good haha. Thank you
  15. Shalom ,Shalom, our Christian sister in US Federal Prison whom has endured many torture and injustice in USA for nearly 5 years , a foreign land where her attorneys and the legal system has failed her , is now on a hunger strike. For over 2 weeks she started a hunger strike where she only drinks water and milk and has been isolated and they are attempting to torture her and coerce her into eating. The goal of the strike is to get justice, I informed her attorney and he remains silent! WE NEED GOD'S DIVINE INTERVENTION JOIN FORCES WITH ME AGAINST THE FORCES OF DARKNESS! our Christian sister is being afflicted let us support her. Thank you.
  16. Hi, I would wish to be one of your Prayer Intercessors. Adonai revealed to me I need to get busy in the communion of the saints. I had been praying that I get this as my ministry, as there have been alot of people who've prayed for me, especially in the last 4years, coming from a healing journey, that drained out all my investments, but in the journey with Christos Immanuel, I learnt the power of prayer because after my foster father died in a short illness, I had to learn to do this my self for he was no longer around to do this. Thus began my battle for the Breathe of Elohim, and finding the unfailing love of The Risen King. I experience supernatural divine healing everyday. And I too request you place this in your prayers. Adonai may as well speak to any one of you. I bless this community for it's accommodation for the social support to the Bod of Christ. Can this be considered for review? Shalom.
  17. Hi everyone, I joined this morning, 25/09/2019 ad, reason being, I am a Christian and I make music and song, and devote these to God. I have been seeking a good online Christian forum for a while, and whilst listening to a piece of music I have made entitled " The Christ Jesus " , I prayed to Jesus for help in finding good Christian friends with whom I could converse and share my music with, and ten minutes later, here I am. So, I thank Jesus for this, and say, yes, this is the answer to my prayer.
  18. Hello Everybody, I am a 16 year old girl currently dealing with very bad health anxiety. I have frequent heart palpitations and extra heart beats and it is terrifying and i live in constant fear of dying. I pray everynight for help and I will never loose faith in my Lord but please, can you pray for me? I want to feel normal again. If there is any specific prayer I should say to help with anxiety, please let me know! Thank you. ❤️
  19. Hi everyone. This past weekend following into the week ive been dealing with a lot. My boyfriend and I are both believers and followers of Christ. He struggles with addiction, which I have been praying about and seeing God work in his life. He has been doing very well as far as drugs up until this weekend. He has a friend who does not believe in God and openly denounces God. This friend is always supplying him with drugs and bad advice. Everytime they hang out my boyfriend will back peddle so much in life and in his walk with God. This friend has such a dark presence that he will tend to sway my boyfriends belifs a little bit. This weekend he has been on drugs to another degree that ive never seen before. I have been fasting and praying for him constantly to combat this. Today my employer let me know that I wouldnt have to come in out of the blue, which i was relived by. As i was praying i kept getting distracted and my prayers would just stop. This happened about 2 or 3 times when suddenly I got up and walked toward the dresser that he rested his phone on. Before i knew it I picked up his phone and saw that he had gps open to an address very far into the city. I looked to see the last app he had open and turns out he had made arrangements with a prostitute and have since found out that he had met with one yesterday. Ive been fasting and praying for him as well as our relationship. I believe that God wanted me to see what i saw today. What do i do??
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  21. Hello, So I am having a situation at church that has been causing me a lot of distress, and I feel ashamed to say that it's been happening for 2 years. There is a married woman at church that has been flirting with my husband for a really long time now. She is very sneaky about how she does it, but even my husband has noticed it. For some reason my husband didn't distance himself from her immediately because using his words, he really likes to hang out with her husband, and felt that I shouldn't allow her to get the best of me because there will always be disrespectful or immature people everywhere we go. Even though I understand his point, I disagree. To give a little bit of background, after we had our first child we became friends with a really good group of people in our church. They all had children which made the transition into parenthood a lot easier for us. After 6 months, this woman moved into the area and started trying to become my friend. I could sense that she stared at me a lot, but I thought nothing of it. I am introverted and at times shy, but I enjoy having meaningful conversations. And one day she started talking to me and I found out we had a lot in common, such as our career choices, the neighborhood we lived in and being mothers. I was happy to find a potential friend. The problem began when someone from our amazing group of friends invited her to a Christmas gathering in which she decided she would be the center of attention...of my husband. During the party, we were karaoke-ing and she started dancing and patting my husband on his leg while I was sitting right next to him and asking him to come and sing. She kept calling him over and over, and just smiling here and there. He was respectful to me and only sang with me (a romantic song), which I thought was very thoughtful of him. But at that moment I no longer saw her as I did before and verbalized this to my husband. To make this post shorter, every time we got together with our group of friends she would look for my husband to talk, or she would randomly place herself in a sensual position right in front of him. I began feeling uncomfortable and told my husband I was not comfortable with her and would like if he could keep his distance from her. He blamed me of being a bad friend and having problems with everyone (but I haven't had problems with any other woman in the group and there are 6 of them). He also said that it is a cultural thing. He believes Hispanic women touch a lot and are flirty in nature. But I am Hispanic and all the other women are too, and only one of them is also flirty but only with her own husband. In every children birthday party, she would dress with cleavage and be overly sensual and flirtatious with both my husband and another friend. This woman is very curvy which has become intimidating, but initially, I didn't feel this way (I instead admired her looks), until she set eyes on my husband. I have never demonstrated any self-consciousness and have never disrespected her. She would continuously ask me why I wasn't curvy like my mom and sister and I would never give in to impulsivity in my answers. But I do want to put out there that I don't feel less than her in any way. I have always prided myself in being internally beautiful. I value respect and feel grateful to God for my intelligence, love, and compassion. My external beauty is not what makes me special although I do believe I am beautiful. Continuing with the topic, one day I told my husband I had a migraine (which was a very bad one) and didn't want to go to meet up with our friends and he got very upset. I want to clarify at this point that he was helping me a lot by taking care of the children so I could go to sch0ol, and due to this, he didn't have a lot of time to do things he enjoyed like playing sports. He tells me the reason he really likes hanging out with this woman's husband is that they are both the youngest males of the group and like talking sports and cars. For the sake of the staying friends with everyone else in the group which I love dearly, and more importantly, because I was trying to be a good wife, I second guessed myself and decided I should try to be a better friend. Whenever I went to church she would stare at me and try to initiate conversation. I am very empathic to my detriment at times and I would talk to her. She would tell me she barely had any clothes and I offered her some of mine. She would ask me to bring food to parties and I would (just like I did for all the other friends), despite seeing her trying to call my husband's attention from time to time. Then she got pregnant with her second baby and I gave her baby clothes from my daughter and even did a photo shoot of her family and her. My gut kept telling me she wasn't trustworthy, but I wanted to prove I could have friends (which I already know I do, I just don't have many because I have high expectations). Her husband and she would constantly make scenes where they would say ugly things to each other even in the church, so it was very noticeable that they were having marital issues. On the other hand, my husband and I keep our problems at home and really try to always put God in the center of our marriage. We work very hard for our family, but this is one issue we haven't seen eye to eye in. If my husband ignored her, she would make comments such as: Why are you running away, I don't bite". But even though I looked at her puzzled I never said a word and neither did he. I didn't want to be a bad Christian although my human side wanted to tell her to back off, I never seized the opportunity. Before a romantic trip we were going to she spent a whole week calling his cellphone to ask him for favors in the country we were visiting. He redirected her to call me but still didn't put her in her place because she kept calling. Another day, while I was in school her husband asked if my husband could take her to watch a football game in the house of a friend of the group because her husband was working. At the time I was studying, but when my husband told me he had said yes, I took my books with me because I felt completely uncomfortable with the fact that thought it was ok to drive alone with her at night. One day she went to my house while my husband wasnt there (she invited herself) and told me about the issues of her marriage and I gave her advice and realized she was immature and going through a lot in her marriage, and maybe I could help her realize she loved her husband. But when it got close for the time my husband was coming home, she decided she wanted to go to my pool and didn't want to put her clothes back on, and I again realized she was really trying to call my husband's attention. At this point, I wanted to keep my friendship with the rest of the members in the group but DEFINITELY not with her. So I distanced myself progressively. I kept praying and asking the Lord to help me react positively and not say the wrong thing because I want to serve the Lord with all my heart because I didn't want to give her power over me because I wanted to keep my friends and I because I respect her husband and children. But I simply avoided her. She would look for me and try to put conversations. I would respond shortly and then walk away. But she was getting to me. I held it in for too long. I never told her anything because I really believed I was overreacting. One time I tried to kiss my husband in front of her and he looked away and this also made me feel like there might be something he felt. I didn't want to stand up for our relationship if this was so. It was little things that were getting to me. But he would deny them and then I felt crazy, especially because he had never been a bad husband or father. Time passed and she kept being herself so I kept withdrawing to the point I didn't even want to hang out with the group or go to church. I just didn't want to see her, and going to church had never been so hard for me. I prayed and asked God to help me. Church needed to be meaningful and not just about dressing nice enough so my husband won't have wandering eyes. After some time she would contact me through social media asking me about my husband and making comments about him (not my pictures)and I got tired and reminded her she had a husband of her own and then deleted her from social media. Days later she confronted me about it and said she wanted to know what she did wrong. I told her I wouldn't talk through text, but the next time I saw her it was a month or so later and it was not the time for a conversation as such. Throughout this whole issue, I told my husband several times that I was willing to stop hanging out with my group of friends because of her. I don't like badmouthing people because I think we are all children of God and deserve respect, which is why I never told any of my friends. But recently I opened up with one of them because I almost transferred to another church due to her disrespect. I eventually started coming back to my church and she continued her flirting even when I made it clear. Her husband seems to also notice everything, but for some reason lets it be. Its as if nobody wants to call her out on her sin. Initially, I would've been content if my husband put her in her place but he didn't want to hurt her feelings because of his friend. I wasn't expecting him to be mean but I thought he could've said things like, I don't feel comfortable being alone in a car with another woman, or I'm happily married, but he has never told her anything. Eventually, he stopped talking to her (at my request and unwillingly) and it just made him more irresistible to her. I think I could've also said a few things. My mother in law (who noticed on her own) told me to tell her a few things, but they didn't seem right with me. The words didn't seem godly and I kept silent. My issue is that now I am mad at my husband because it feels like he never stood up for me. I feel if he would've told her something once she would've stopped but instead, he let it be and kept affirming I was misreading it all. I acknowledge I am afraid my husband will fall for her eventually. There are a few other things like him acting energized after weve hung out with them, or not enjoying spending time with the rest of the group members unless that family is present that make me feel uncomfortable, but I second guess myself. I know there are a million things I could've done differently, but I am really oblivious to them. An accusation such as that one can start a problem, which is why I still haven't said anything. This is the type of woman that can be on the other side of the church and she will put herself at eye distance of my husband as soon as he walks in church. Please, someone, help me and please pray before you answer me as I need help.
  22. In prayer there is a journey. There is a growth. There is a maturity from petition to decree. A petition originate from me to God. A degree originates from God to me. Which one is more powerful? We are to be like Moses releasing judgments prophetic decree and declaring before Pharaoh: let my people go. This is the purpose of the ecclesia: to be governing body. You legislate you declare and decree. This is how you rule and reign.
  23. I am a 32 year old male and I was diagnosed with severe Teratozoospermia ( a condition characterized by the presence of sperm with abnormal morphology that affects fertility in males) I am married for 3 years already and we are having difficulty conceiving because of my condition. We went to a doctor but he said my condition is irreversible and the only way to get my wife pregnant is to undergo Invitro Fertilization which is very expensive. I am so down right now because I feel that I am useless and not a good husband. Please help us pray because we really want a baby of our own.
  24. Was praying for vacation bible Schools and youth camps all of the US and World this morning. Grateful for the seeds placed in me as a child, growing up in a non Christian family. Lord, I ask for Labors in your harvest to be filled by your Spirit with the message of salvation for the children of our nation. Lord our children are under attack and I know many are the angels before you pleading for them and testifying to you of the evils being done to them. Send them back Lord to us with the words and power to save and to train this generation of children to be labors in your fields, so when you return for us Lord your harvest will be great. For your Glory Lord.
  25. How do you know if you're hearing from the Holy Spirit or if its just other people's frequencies that you're tapping into? How do you know it's not other people's spirit that you're connecting with?
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