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  1. My following testimony is inspired by shapes' post in the "Worthy Q & A for Seekers" forum. And I quote, "How does God deal with those who have mental illness. Does he heal people from this affliction?" https://www.worthychristianforums.com/topic/219239-mental-illness-god/#comment-2777709 God dealt with my mind in a mess by giving me a guardian angel. I have seen and heard her. God had me born into an amazing family. They love, protect and provide for me. God gave me and the ability to discern real true friends. Only a couple dozen never gave up on me. God supplied me with doctors, psychiatrists and professionals. Medications, personal care and safety nets caught me when I fell, repeatedly. God commands my government, nation and community services to help me, however little and lacking it is. God dealt with me by interacting with my heart, mind, body and soul. Most importantly, God dealt with my sin by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to save, protect and heal me. I have been saved since 2016's Christmas season. I dove deep into everything Christian and came up baptized on the last day of 2017 (also baptized as an infant). I attended some prayer meetings last year. They anointed me with oil and prayed for the healing of my mind. Since then, God has been healing and restoring me among other areas of my life. I feel shocks of energy surge though and jerk my body. I have been told this is the blood of Jesus running through me. When I am praying, willingly changing my thoughts to God's will, having revelations or meditating on God, I feel tangible physical healing in my temples behind my eyes. It has the similar sensation of a yawn, a condensed vibration. A Christian veteran I admire said something that stuck in my head relatively recently. "I don't even think like that anymore." It was a eureka revelation moment at the time and applies to what has been happening to my mind over the past year. I am becoming less like the Greg of the past and more like Christ. The Holy Spirit is alive and well in me and changing me for the better. The short answer is, "yes," He does heal people from this affliction. How God deals with sin, evil, death and even demons is by offering Jesus Christ a place in between us and all those "mental health issues." The secular world is leaving out God (in three Persons) as the ultimate and only real true solution, cure, coping mechanism and explanation, etcetera. I am living breathing proof. People would have a hard time believing my past. People in my past would have a hard time believing my present. My future will be hard to believe for anyone stuck in the secular world ignoring the one, true, living God. Jesus Christ is alive and well and has made me so, eternally, glory be to our Heavenly Father! 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned. - Mark 5:12-13 New International Version (NIV) 3 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. - Hebrews 3:1 New International Version (NIV) 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7 New International Version (NIV)
  2. To whom it may concern, I have made progress but I still commit willful sin, like gluttony. I take guilty pleasure and comfort in overeating delicious food. I do not seem to have an 'honest' desire to stop this. What would you suggest for this disobedience? I can confess, apologize for and rebuke it just fine. True repentance is absent. I am abusing the Lord's temple and my relationship with God. Does this suggest lacking fear of or shallow love for God? What healthy coping mechanisms could take this problem's place? My gluttony is only a quick temporary fix for whatever bothers or troubles me. It only acts as a false idol, distracting me from God. I am looking for solutions in something He created instead of from the almighty Creator Himself. I could use suggestions on how and what to pray about this, please. I believe there is hope and a real godly solution to be achieved eventually. Thanks for hearing me out. God bless you in Jesus Christ's name, GregoryB 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” - Deuteronomy 21:20 New International Version (NIV) 7 A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. Proverbs 28:7 New International Version (NIV) 21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags. - Proverbs 23:21 New International Version (NIV)
  3. The deceitfulness of sin

    The deceitfulness of sin is that it makes you believe there is nothing better in this world than to serve the flesh and this evil world. Satan does not play, and he will do anything to keep you enslaved in the flesh, without life and without hope. All people in the world are deceived in thinking that they should "enjoy their lives" because it is short. And they are encouraged to do so by serving their flesh, which includes: fornication, adultery, envy, idolatry... They are right, our lives are short (in this world), but to serve the flesh does not lead to any happiness, let alone to life. This is the deceit. Why?! Because if living for the flesh would lead us to happiness, then why there are so many depressed people in this world? And I tell you, that is the reason they (at least most) are depressed: They do not know Jesus. The truth is that all the pleasure one finds in the flesh are temporary and its apparent joy lasts just for a time. "And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." - 1 John 2:17 The flesh is selfish, it just seeks its own... It does not care about others. We will all die because of it, we are all sinners. And the deception of living for the flesh is that we think it is life, but its end is: Death. The flesh does not produce anything of good report: "Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." - Galatians 5:19-21 But what most people do not know is there is life out of the flesh, and I mean real life. "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." - John 6:63 Christians who are still under dominion of their flesh needs to seek to be free as soon as possible. There is no such thing as being friend with the flesh, its end is death. And those who decide to remain in it will suffer the consequences. "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." - John 3:19 And I can tell you there is life without fornication, adultery, murder, envy, idolatry, etc... There is life, and real, unlimited joy in the Lord Jesus. And it is just amazing, there is nothing better than to live for the Lord in this world. And this is not a deceit, it is truth. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." - Galatians 5:22-23 I know it seems impossible to imagine a happy life without following the evil pleasures of the flesh. But the reality is that: It is life. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23 And I also know that we cannot become free of the flesh and its evil practices, no matter how hard we try, we cannot do it on our own. The truth is that only the Lord Jesus can set us free. I remember how hard it was in the start of my walk with Jesus, I knew my sins were wrong, and I would confess and repent whenever I practice them. But after getting tired of confessing and repenting so often, I could say I was feeling embarrassed of failing so many times. Because I would prefer to stay out of those things, but I simply could not do it. Then I just kept reading His words, praying, and seeking for help... Then, after some time I noticed that my desire to sin simply vanished. There was a time I fell, but I was embarrassed because I did not feel to do it so strongly, and I could easily avoid it. But I end up doing it anyway. Then something convinced me of: "You see, you are indeed free. There was no reason for that". And today I am free, thanks to the Lord Jesus - to Him be the glory... It really is true, as written in scripture. "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." - John 8:36 Then I am not here to say you are fine in the flesh, you should not be comfortable in the flesh, you should seek to get out of it as soon as possible. If that desire is in you (God willing), then you are in the right track and just one step to become free. If you indeed want to repent and be free of all that evil desires and practices, and to say no to all sin, and to all that is in the world, if you want to please God all the time... "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." - 1 John 2:15 You can do it if you just ask, just ask, ask now: "Lord Jesus, I want to love you. Please set me free!". Simple, now you're free! You will notice it is much easier. You want to love the Lord Jesus and do what pleases Him. You want to love God. Now, just go and follow the Spirit, not the flesh. "I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh." - Galatians 5:16 Glory to God! Amen.
  4. Daily Reading 71 If you prefer, you can look up the following verses in your own Bible, or by whatever means and in whichever version you choose. Matthew 14:1-21 Leviticus 20-21 Proverbs 30 Audio 4:14 Audio 4:18 Audio 3:51 The above verse 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, and 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. Note: The audio will not play the exact verses, it will play the whole chapters, in which the verses exist. Thank you Lord for making the your word so accessible for us in these times. Amen
  5. .Thought I would offer this, since it comes up from time to time. This is not at all unique to me nor even an unusual understanding, and shared here because other understandings can be very stressful, and even if they were to be true, they would be of little or no use. Some wonder if they have committed blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. The concern comes from this passage: 30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. There we see that there is a sin, a type pf blasphemy which will never be forgiven, a very sobering thought. It seems to me, that a look at the context of these verses, may help us to understand what is going on. 23 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 233 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul,the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” That name there (Beelzebul) comes from a transliteration of the Hebrew "Baal Zebub" or "Baʿal Zəvûv ", which occurs in 2 Kings, chapter 1. There he is referred to as the god of Ekron. Baal, meaning lord or god, and Zebub, meaning "of flies" or "of fliers". Common belief was that demons, and angels, had wings. The lord of the flying ones (demons) would of course, be Satan. The name Baal Zebub, is the name of a Philistine god. This is what is in the minds of Jesus' critics in verse 24. So, just before Jesus said that there is a sin which is not forgiven, we have the Pharisees saying that it is by the power of Satan, that Jesus was able to cast out demons. Since it was the power of God that Jesus did His miracles, these Pharisees were in essence, saying that the Holy Spirit was an unholy spirit, Satan himself. From this we see what is so blasphemous. Some will say, that the only unforgivable sin, is dying without having accepted Jesus as Lord. I understand their thinking, and certainly they are right that those who refuse God's grace, will not be forgiven, but I think their understanding is a bit off. Dying is not a sin, so dying without accepting Jesus, is not the unforgivable sin. The text says, all manners of sin, except one, will be forgiving. What is important, is that any sin, separates us from God, and we are destined for eternal separation from God, if our sins are not forgiven. So, looking back at the text again we see: every kind of sin can be forgiven, except one, blasphemy against the Spirit. It says nothing about dying, it does not even mention faith, though faith is missing from those who blaspheme. it simply says there is only one sin, a specific blasphemy, which will never be forgiven. So, while it is true that refusing Jesus all ones life is an eternal death sentence (in as much as all sinners are already headed for destruction apart from God's saving grace), repentance is possible the whole time until we run our to time, when life ends. It is remarkable, and reassuring even, that the test says that we can even speak against Jesus Himself, and still find forgiveness. The only unforgivable sin, according to Jesus, is to slander the Holy Spirit by equating Him with Satan. It seems likely, that we will never encounter a person who has committed the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. God has a habit of searing the conscience (the Bible often calls this a hardened heart) of those who steadfastly refuse to accept Him. When a person comes to us, and expresses that they think they might have committed blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, chances are great, that this has not happened. This person is still concerned about the things of God, and is acknowledging His existence. That is a form of faith, even if that faith is weak, and underdeveloped, under exercised. If God has abandoned them, they would likely have ceased to be concerned about God. To worry about being unforgiven, is to acknowledge God is real, and that sin is real, and that the solution to the eternal consequences of sin, if found in the forgiveness of God. A person seeking God, seeking to please God does so, because the Spirit of God is drawing that person. No one comes to God, that the Spirit has not drawn first. John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day. I don't think that God is going to draw people to Himself, that He has no intention of forgiving, and the promise is that the one who comes to Him, He will raise up, on the last day. That promise does not have conditions or limitations. It is a sad thing, that some believers worry, are despndent, that they will be lost because they discovered this verse about unforgivable sin. If a person has truly come to God, they have been saved, and will not be lost - God does not take back, what He has given,and no one can snatch a beleiver out of His hands, God's grip if firm, no power in the universe, exceed His power, and His love is extreme towards those He treasures. 1 Cor 12:3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
  6. What is the Number One Sin of the Church

    J Veron McGee preached about this once——He said the #1 sin of the Church was not reading their Bible...any thoughts?
  7. Daily Reading 22 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 17 Genesis 29:1-30 Psalm 22 Audio 4:22 Audio 4:45 Audio 3:48 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
  8. Being Forgiven

    "Rosalind Goforth was a well-known missionary to China who, along with her husband Jonathan, enjoyed an illustrious career and ministry. But for many years even having labored for the Lord in China, Rosalind often felt oppressed by a burden of sin. She felt guilty and dirty, nursing an inward sense of spiritual failure. Finally one evening when all was quiet, she settled at her desk with Bible and concordance, determined to find out God's attitude toward the failures, the faults, the sins of his children. She put these words at the top of the page: What God Does With Our Sins. Then as she searched through the scriptures, she compiled this list of seventeen truths." __Robert J. Morgan, The Donaldson Fellowship, Nashville, TN What God Does With Our Sins. (1) Isaiah 53:6 (He lays them on His Son, the Lord Jesus) We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. ____________ (2) John 1:29 (Christ takes them away) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! ____________ (3) Psalm 103: 11-12 (They are removed an infinite distance from us) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ___________ (4) Jeremiah 50:20 (When sought that are not found) In those days, at that time declares the Lord, search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare. ______________ (5) Eph. 1:7-8 (The Lord forgives them) " In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us." _____________ (6) 1 John 1:7 (He cleanses them all by the blood of His Son) "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son, cleanses us from all sin." ______________ (7) Isaiah 1:18 (He cleanses them as white as wool and snow) Come now, let us settle the matter, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. ______________ (8) Isaiah 55:6-7 (He freely pardons our sins) Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. ____________ (9) Micah 7: 18-19 (He tramples our sins underfoot) Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot ____________ (10) Hebrews 10:17-18 (He remembers them no more) Then he adds: Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary. ____________ (11) Isaiah 38:16-17 (He casts them behind His back) You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. ____________ (12) Micah 7:18-19 (He hurls all our sins into the depths of the sea) Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. ___________ (13) Romans 4:7-8 (He will never count our sins against us) Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them. ____________ (14) Romans 4:7 (He covers our sins) Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. ___________ (15) Isaiah 43:25 (He blots them out) I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. ___________ (16) Isaiah 44:22 (He swept them away as a thick cloud) I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. ____________ (17) Col. 2:13-15 (He cancels out even the proof against us, nailing it to His cross) "When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross." ___________ ___________ "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Cor. 8:9 `
  9. Hi everyone! I have another question. Once we are in heaven will we still be sinners? Some Christians argue that only God is perfect, so yes, we will sin in heaven, for we are not, and never will be, God. Others argue that since it is the spirit that wrestles with the flesh (e.g. the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.) the flesh will be remade during the resurrection and the spirit will be joined to the flesh or something to that effect. Anyway, they argue that since all is remade and made new we will be perfect, or at least, we will never again sin against God or make mistakes, but rather we will be perfect as Christ is perfect. But if that were true, how did Lucifer, who was/is Spirit, rebel and sin against God? Presumably he too was perfect, until his fall from heaven, when he became lifted up in pride. If the angels are perfect and everyone in heaven is perfect, how did Satan sin against God? He was called the "son of the morning".
  10. The Sin of Envy

    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage. - Philippians 2:6 When we are looking to progress in our understanding of the Lord we must look to the heart and what dwells within. Of all the least talked about sins in our day, Envy is near the top of the list. Perhaps one of the greatest roots of envy is the jealously that God is God and we are not. Such evil desires that desires more then what is given or deserved becomes a distortion of love and therefore is the opposite of love. Thomas Aquinas says of Envy: "Envy according to the aspect of its object is contrary to charity, whence the soul derives its spiritual life. Charity rejoices in our neighbor's good, while envy grieves over it." Envy is as old as Adam and Eve. Their firstborn son Cain envied Abel and killed him over extreme jealously. Cain envied Abel because God favored Abel's sacrifice over Cain's. Envy defiles a person and makes them hideous always seeking to put down others that they may be exalted. Of course this is not how it looks on the outside, it can even appear holy but inwardly the desires are evil. Saul envied David (1 Samuel 18:5-9). Isaac, envied the Philistines (Genesis 26:12-16). Envy cannot dwell with true godliness but with only that which is false, unspiritual and demonic (James 3:13-16). John R. Stott says, "Envy! Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself." We can envy one's wealth, position, fame, title, honour, health, possessions and many other things. Only Christ who was the one that walked in true humility and did not even count his status as the Son of God important, but humbled himself to death and did not envy but died and emptied himself. In God's kingdom when we empty ourselves we are filled, when we die we live, when we humble ourselves we are exalted. When we envy we destroy ourselves. The holy Apostle Peter tells us to "put away envy" (1 Peter 2:1). Strike it away from yourself, be violent with such evil desires that arise in you. Have a remedy also for this poison of the heart. When someone is exalted rejoice! When you are lowered rejoice. Never desire anothers exaltation but rejoice that they have been blessed of God and praise God for such a thing. Be content with the gifts God has given you, the Heavenly Father is wise and all-knowing in what He has entrusted you with. Sadly when we envy we follow the error also of satan who envied the very throne of God but was cast down in judgment. Let our dying to envy show the evil one and all demons that we are of those who obey Jesus and are washed in the blood of the Lamb. Amen.
  11. The Remedy

    So many Christians today hide from God. Yes, they deliberately avoid God, or refuse to allow Him access into their lives. "When God looks at me" they say, "He doesn't see me, He just sees the blood of Jesus which covers me". They then go about their daily lives having a form of godliness but denying its power. This is like a man with a broken neck refusing to see the doctor. Or one with an infection on the lung and refusing antibiotics. Our problem with God is not a Behavioural problem, nor is it a legal one. Pardon or justification alone does not change us from sinners to saints. We are rebels not because the law says so; we are rebels because our minds and hearts are corrupted. Obeying the law doesn't deal with our corrupt minds, nor does doing away with the law. Hiding behind the "blood of Jesus" is legalism, in that that person is afraid of the punishment due his sin...afraid God is going to judge him and condemn him to death. But what God wants to do is heal him. Remove the corrupt thinking and the sin problem goes away....therefore there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus. Not because they have been forgiven, but as you may read in the verses following Romans 8:1, the carnal fleshly sinful MIND (note, not the behavior or the legal status) has been changed to a spiritual mind. The only cure for sin is to allow the Great Physician to heal us. To renew our minds and hearts and conform them after the image of Christ. Surrender yourselves to God today...allow Him free and open access into your every secret closet...let Him renew and work in you according to His good pleasure..... ‭That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.‭ Romans 8:4
  12. You say that Christ freed us from sin and yet at the same time you say that we cannot become sin free beings, and are doomed to be sinful the rest of our lives. Can you explain Biblically what this means?
  13. Yes. I would love Jesus anyway. How about you? My love is unconditional. Or I at least want it to be. I am practising unconditional love. Jesus comes from a place of unconditional love and he is in heaven (and here all over the earth as the Holy Spirit) and in heaven there is only unconditional love. I believe you must come from a place of unconditional love yourself, before you can enter heaven. I don´t think you can enter heaven if you have sin in you. Sin is not allowed in heaven. So I believe you must come from a place of unconditional love in order to enter heaven. How can you become unconditionally loving? By following Jesus. Jesus is the way of truth and unconditional love that leads eternal life in heaven. Follom him. He is the way. "I am the way." - Jesus (John 14:6) Thoughts? EDIT: oh, I noticed this is the "seekers lounge"... Maybe this post doesn´t belong here. Sorry!
  14. Young Man Experiences the Torments of Hell

    Having experienced the torments of Hell, I can verify the legitimacy of this testimony, but more importantly, discernment tells me it's real and genuine. I encourage those who watch this not to go down a rabbit hole of Hell testimonies all at once, it can be overwhelming and very depressing, please be led by the Spirit by discerning the voice of God on all pursuits, but Jesus has taken people to experience these experiences for a reason. May you learn from these testimonies and be convicted (if necessary) and not condemned by responding to that conviction accordingly, (remember God chastises those He loves!) and may the Lord bless you mightily in Jesus' mighty name! Revelation 20:15: And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Luke 12:5: But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Revelation 21:8: But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
  15. We Are Fighting Demons More Than Democrats Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. Proverbs 10:12 (New American Standard Bible) ........ What I’m calling for is simple and clear. It is for followers of Jesus to seek God’s face in prayer with a deep sense of urgency, asking Him to have mercy on our nation. It is for us to humble ourselves before Him in deep repentance for our own sins and failings. It is for us to renew our commitment to the Great Commission and to focus once again on winning the lost and making disciples. It is for us to shine like lights in dark places, confronting evil and injustice, helping the poor and the hurting, making a tangible difference for good wherever God has placed us. It is for us to live in the light of eternity, recognizing that what we do (or don’t do) in our time on earth will have implications in both this world and the world to come. In short, it is for us to take the Bible seriously, and that means submitting to God, resisting the devil, and pushing back the forces of darkness by the power of the gospel. Not only can it be done, with God’s gracious help, it must be done. Are you with me? https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2017/03/30/we-are-fighting-demons-more-than-democrats-n2306510
  16. Is SIN a noun or a verb?

    Is sin a verb, showing action or activity or is it a noun as if it were a presence withing our word? Could a homosexual who dose not act out against Gods laws by actively showing interest in persons of the same sex or sleeping with the same ever enter into the kingdom of God?
  17. Are Icons & Idols Idolatry?

    Hello, I have a question pertaining to Orthodox/Catholic Churches. Are Icons and Idols a form of Idolatry? The Scriptures mentions about bowing to wood and devoting yourself to it. Which I have seen a lot at my own parish (Orthodoxy). I asked my priest about it and told him that I was in sin. He told me that he himself doesn't worship the icon. But I told him, "We pray to God, but we face an icon? In Gods sight isn't that wrong?" He of course told me that I was rejecting the "Image Of Christ In Me" which doesn't make sense since the Holy Spirit is within me and convicted me wrongly of doing this. "Worship God in spirit & in truth" Eversince, I have repented & hid my icons, my bedroom is now full with light and no more darkness. Feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.
  18. The Reason.

    Ever wonder why? Why laws and rules? Why sin and sacrifice? The Answer is Order and Disorder. God is Spirit, God in terms of The Essence of The Creator, the Fullness. God is made of Knowledge and Wisdom, in Human terms, in this Creation. The Father is. The Father is the Knowledge and Wisdom of God. From The Father Came The Spirit. The Spirit is the Fullness of the Wisdom of The Father. The Spirit is not the fullness of The Father. The Son is The Fullness of The Father and The Spirit. The SON is The Fullness of The Father Manifested in Creation. ------------------------------------------------------------ Creation was made perfect, no sin, no decay, no death, no entropy, only Order. Entropy is the reaction, to the action of sin, entropy is creations half-life. Adam at the "Time" of sin's introduction into creation was as he was on the day he was created. Whatever "age" he was created at. Now the Reason for what we see today. Order is, wherever The Fullness of The Creator is, "there" Order reigns. Disorder becomes Order, The disorder before Creation was acted upon by the Presence of The Fullness of The Creator and Order became manifest from disorder. All creation is made out of building blocks which are then acted upon by Forces and Powers that organize disorderly "matter" into orderly matter. All matter is divided by Order and laws are in place, or individual matter's instructions/programming. Therefore NATURAL LAW is made manifest by obedience to the order given to matter by Powers and Forces. Order is accomplished in Creation by Obedience to "optimal programming standards, or OPS. Lucifer or The Prince of the Power of the Air, decided that his programming was not sufficient and broke Natural Laws OPS, therefore trespassing or transgressing into knowledge he shouldnt know. His transgression was the original sin which thrust creation into entropy. Lucifer the spirit was the influence behind the serpent, or Nachash which tempted Eve with breaking natural law in order to become something greater than originally programmed for. Eve, once deceived, then had the knowledge on how to deceive Adam. Though Eves deception of Adam was innocent in motive, only just learning that this "food" was good to "evolve" themselves into something better, it was outside the bounds of lawful actions placed by the ELOHIM, and therefore Sin. When Sin, or disorder, "anti-matter" was introduced into this perfect system, the system or creation which had for an unknown period of Sun-ups and Sun-downs living with the fullness of The Creators Spirit, undying, without decay, was forced to now live without the fullness of The Creators Spirit, which had up until that point been a fountain of youth of sorts. Now the law of Entropy took hold of creation and Death was introduced into the World. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Law of Moses was the Knowledge of how one may live on earth without sin, yet the Law was perfect, mankind alone is not, soo sacrifices were instituted to take the place of the action called for when creation breaks the laws of its intended programming, which is immediate death. What was missing from The Law of the Knowledge to live a perfect life, was The Wisdom of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in Mankind that they may decern how to properly apply The Law in their lives. Therefore since the flesh of man was corrupted by sin and not worthy to hold The Holy Spirit, an ultimate sacrifice must be made as a blueprint for cleansing ones flesh that the Holy Spirit may indwell and give wisdom and instruction to walk the narrow path successfully. Soo you see The Law, is the Law of Order for Mankind, The original purpose and rules, a lofty target that only God Himself could reach. We were given The Word which became flesh and overcame this sinful world and lit up the Way to redemption and a return to The Source of Love. The Spirit comes that Mankind may have the power to overcome this sinful creation, creation ruled by entropy, that mankind may abide in the fullness of the Creator forever. Every Living thing has rules for living an optimum orderly life. When you break these rules of living you sin. But the reasons for the rules are not random "unfair" rules, they are orderly and through obedience to these Natural Laws you will not sin. Mankind was not created for the scenario you see around you today, this is the reaction of creation to Sin, or disorder. Therefore to understand why we believe what we do you must start with Rule Number One. Do Not Reject God's Word. In fact hold to his rules that you may live out your life in peace. That is the task and purpose of life, to return your life to Order for eternity. Now, when you look at Moses Law you will see a program that causes the body and spirit of a man to live orderly, as intended. Now, when you look at Yeshua's commands you will see the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit on how to apply God's Knowledge of intended living. Notice that Yeshua said He was the Way, that we walk A Path, we do not and never were intended to walk in his exact footsteps, he gave us leeway to move right and left within the confines of The Path of optimal living. All this Knowledge ONLY made available THROUGH the Holy Spirit, which Who can only be received by the cleansing of sin, which is made possible by accepting the Sacrifice of The Word who became flesh and fulfilled the Law of Life, in BELIEVING in Him who cleanses us from sin, we are cleansed and are made WORTHY to house the Spirit of God that we may receive POWER to overcome this world!! That is what it's about, that is The Reason.
  19. What You Soul Is What You Will Reap. As a believer, two scriptures borders me when it comes to the issue of sin. It is a terrible thing, a sinner in one department of his or her life is an all round sinner no matter how smart you are. The bible says in proverb 11:21. ” though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered”. No matter the name you call sin you, you can not change the name but still remains a sin. You can steal money and call it misappropriation of the fund but heaven calls it stealing that is why the bible says be ye not deceived God is not mocked whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7 The only remedy for sin is for you to repent. If you are told that you should continue in it that grace abounds or sufficient for you, you are on your way to hell fire.
  20. The creator gave us the tree of life in the beginning, what choices did we have then, and how do they compare to the choices between good and evil now?
  21. Matthew 11:29 - "Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest." Imagine bringing a problem, wrapped in a "burden bundle," to the throne of Jesus. Picture Him reaching out and offering to take it. Does the picture include your being all too glad to turn it over to Him or do you imagine yourself hesitating? Remember that trust is a part of praise. Affirmations: TODAY I STOP FIGHTING WITH GOD AND LEARN FROM HIM! I LET HIS WORD PUT TO DEATH THE TORMENTS OF THE SIN NATURE. I CEASE STRUGGLING; I CEASE WRESTLING AGAINST THE BLESSED ONE FOR I AM COMMITTED TO SURRENDER. MY REST COMES FROM BECOMING HONEST ABOUT MY NEEDS AND ALLOWING CHRIST TO CHANGE ME. Matthew 19:26 - Jesus looked at them and said, "with man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." With God, all things are possible, and He easily factors in our human weaknesses. He is both almighty and providential – and He providentially chose to give us human beings a free will, risking our likely revolt. He knows what the devil does to us. He's still God, and He loves us. He takes the hands of those who ask Him to guide them and He will restore to them the years that seemed to have been lost forever. Observation: TIME SPENT IN PRAYER IS NOT TIME WASTED BUT TIME INVESTED. AS I EMBRACE THE WILL OF GOD, AS I LIVE BEFORE HIM IN THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST, AS I SEEK TO FULFILL HIS PURPOSES, NOTHING WILL BE ABLE TO HINDER MY PRAYERS. Song of Solomon 2:5,6 - "Sustain me with flowers, refresh me with apples; for I am lovesick. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me." AS SOON AS THE BRIDEGROOM (JESUS) SETS HIS LOVE WITHIN YOU, HE THEN BLESSES YOU WITH FELLOWSHIP DEEP WITHIN YOUR SPIRIT. YOU ARE ABLE TO BEAR MORE AND MORE OF GOD'S PRESENCE WITHOUT GROWING FAINT. CONFIRMED IN LOVE, YOU LIVE IN GOD. 1 John 4:16 - "Thus we have come to know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love; he who dwells in love is dwelling in God, and God in him." ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
  22. Remarks About God

    Hey everyone, How would you respond to people who slander or make remarks about God in a vile way? Saying stuff like, "God is cruel." and other things? I tend to get defensive over the issue and I find myself always defending God or correcting them.
  23. Homosexuality?

    Hey everyone I have a question? As we know, homosexuality is a sin in the bible. The question I have is this. Why are Christians forced to accept it when we know the truth and how it is a sin? Feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  24. 1 John 5:16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.(This clearly states that sins aren't equal if they were why would he say: If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death. And then say: There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. If all sins are equal.) Mark 3:28-30King James Version (KJV) Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme. 30 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.(This is another example that Proves that some sins are grater than the other.) Romans 6:23King James Version (KJV) 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ our Lord.(All sin can be forgiven but not all sin is equal.)
  25. Jesus Won Back Our Joy

    The sixth place Jesus shed His blood was where a soldier shoved a spear into His side and blood and water poured out. Jesus died from a broken heart -- from the weight of our sin. It is a physical phenomenon that when a person's heart bursts, the water and blood of his body flow together. When Jesus announced His ministry in the synagogue, He read from the scroll: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed." (Luke 4:18) Jesus was anointed with the power to heal the brokenhearted because God desires for His people to live in joy. When we are filled with joy, we have the strength to fight the good fight of faith. Nehemiah 8:10 - "The joy of the Lord is your strength." His heart was broken so our hearts could be made whole. We overcome the wounds of broken hearts by the blood of the Lamb. Jesus became our sin so we wouldn't have to sin. He became our sickness so we wouldn't have to be sick. He became our broken heart so we wouldn't have to have a broken heart. Jesus came to restore our joy Psalm 138:8; 147:3 - "The Lord will accomplish what concerens me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Affirmation: TODAY I ALLOW THE HEALING POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO DELIVER ME FROM ALL PAIN, SORROW, AND GRIEF. I LET HIM FILL ME WITH THE JOY OF THE LORD AND LET THAT JOY BECOME MY STRENGTH, NOT JUST FOR TODAY, BUT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY