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April 13, 2009

God’s truth

(Luke 17:33 KJV)  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

(2 Tim 4:18 KJV)  And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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January 23, 2009

A New life

 

“Lean not to your own understanding, [but] in all your ways acknowledge Him…” for His thoughts are higher than your thoughts and His ways higher than your ways (Prov. 3:5 and Is. 55:9).

It is always still possible to for Satan to use, influence our mind, and it is also possible for God to use, influence it as well depending on what door we ourselves do now open or shut.. 

 

(Psa 52:7 KJV)  Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness. 8   But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. 9 I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
 
Satan corrupted God’s perfect plan for Adam, Eve and us all with a temptation: Man himself now could become like God, and man himself without God could know all right from wrong. Man does not need to receive any direct revelation from God, but he could turn to his own mind and he himself could know – separate and apart from God (Gen. 3:5) the whole truth. This is, was a big continual lie, deception.

For truly the man who reasons on his own understanding has reasoned faultily always for there are two kinds of knowledge

– man’s corrupted, limited knowledge

– and God’s,
and they generally do always differ very significantly too.“
 
In suggesting to man that he could become like God and he could know, Satan was suggesting two things: self consciousness, and reliance upon reason or rationalism as a way of establishing truth.

Mankind accepted this lie and fell from revelation to reasoned knowledge. As a result, he was cursed. Part of that curse was that God cut man off from the Tree of Life (Gen. 3:22), where Jesus was the vine and man was a branch and there was a flow of revelation through man on an ongoing daily basis (Jn. 15).

Moreover, man soon learned that he is not able to fulfill God’s purposes for his life by living out of reason or knowledge, because man’s thoughts are not God’s thoughts nor are man’s ways God’s ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s thoughts higher than man’s thoughts (Isa. 55:9). Man is commanded not to depend upon his own judgments (Prov. 3:5)”..

Jesus himself had demonstrated a lifestyle of doing nothing from His own initiative, but only what He heard and saw the Father doing (Jn. 5:19,20,30). So should we all now too. Jesus He lived out of a continuous divine flow. Self consciousness was replaced with divine consciousness where one dies to self, and one turns away from one’s own self-confidence, and to a divine self-confidence.

Verses confirming the above “Christ led” distinctive:

I do nothing on my own initiative (Jn. 5:19,20,30).

It is Christ at work in us to will and to work of His good pleasure (Phil. 2:13).

Out of your innermost being shall flow… (Jn. 7:37-39).

Young men shall see visions and old men will dream dreams (Acts 2:17).

Come let us reason together… (Is. 1:18).

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit (Lk. 4:14).

The love of God has been poured out within our hearts (Rom. 5:5).

The Spirit of God is upon me because He has anointed me to… (Lk. 4:18).

Looking to Christ, the author and finisher… (Heb. 12:1,2).

God gives grace to the humble (Jas. 4:6).

For decades too I still held most of Christian opinions, that were mostly wrong , for many many years, without ever questioning the valid foundation for my own and my Churches beliefs, until Jesus himself said to me that I need to seriously review all of the, all of them in accordance with the Bible’s reality. I used my own mind not Christ’s to think about the Scriptures, reading them, studying them, memorizing them, and collating all of them into systems of truth that made felt right to me. The result of this typical normal undoubtedly leads to un sound doctrines. And it is a deceptive course, for it results in man’s humanistic., a corrupted knowledge, based on man’s desires, ability and man’s frail perspective, which is often influenced by one prevalent culture.

Paul prays in Ephesians 1:17,18 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (NASU). This prayer is for us as readers of the Word of God to receive fresh revelation concerning the things we are reading about in the Bible. David prayed the same prayer in Psalm 119:18 when he said, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law”

Eventually also next , I also did learn how to let God enter into my whole life, body, soul , spirit, mind..

The proper Confession Concerning Who I Am in Christ

“My spirit is joined to the Holy Spirit, so I no longer live alone, but Christ energizes my spirit and lives out through me, restoring my heart, my soul and my body. I can do all things through Christ Who lives within me and Who strengthens me. Christ is my hope of glory. I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. I am strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for in Him all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him I have been made complete.

I am joined to Christ. Christ is formed within me, and I am clothed with Christ. I am saturated with Christ, through and through. On whatever level of myself I look, I see Jesus.

I have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world. I stand holy and blameless before God in love.

I have received God’s divine nature within me, and through it I am escaping the corruption and lust that is in the world. I live by faith that all the promises of God are to me through Christ. I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

Everything in heaven and earth is summed up in Christ, and through Christ I have obtained an inheritance. I pray for a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened, so that I will know what is the hope of God’s calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward me, a believer. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all.

I was dead in my trespasses and sins, in which I formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Living in the lusts of my flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and was by nature a child of wrath, even as others. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved me, even when I was dead in my transgressions, made me alive together with Christ (by grace I have been saved), and raised me up with Him, and seated me with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

According to the riches of Christ’s glory, I am strengthened with power through His Spirit in my inner man. Christ dwells in my heart through faith; and I am rooted and grounded in love. I am able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth of Christ’s love, which surpasses knowledge. I am filled up with all the fullness of God.

So I worship Him Who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that I ask or think, according to the power that works within me. To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

I pray that I may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.

I am strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, and I am able to obtain patience, joyfulness, and thankfulness. I share in God’s inheritance to the saints.

I have been rescued from the domain of darkness, and transferred to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although I was formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled me in His fleshly body through death, in order to present me before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach — if indeed I continue in faith.

God willed to make known what is the riches of His glory to me, which is Christ in me, the hope of glory. So I proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that I may present every man complete in Christ. For this purpose I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. As I have received Christ, I will walk in Him. That is by faith. I will be established in faith, and I will overflow with gratitude. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him I have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; and in Him I was also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which I was also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. When I was dead in my transgressions and the un-circumcision of my flesh, He made me alive together with Him, having forgiven me all my transgressions, and canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against me, which was hostile to me; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Therefore no one is to act as my judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day — things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. No one will defraud me of my prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

Since I have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, I will not submit myself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use) — in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men. These are matters which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.

Since I have been raised up with Christ, I will keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. I set my mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth because I have died and my life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ, Who is my life, is revealed, then I will be revealed with Him in glory. “

Therefore I consider the members of my earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them I also once walked, when I was living in them. But now I put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from my mouth.

I do not lie to others, since I have laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One Who created him — a renewal in which there is no distinction between people, but Christ is all, and in all.

If I love another, God abides in me, and His love is perfected in me. By this I know that I abide in Him and He in me, because He has given me of His Spirit.

By His doing I am in Christ Jesus, Who became to me wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

I determined to speak of nothing except Jesus Christ, and His death and life within us. My preaching will not be in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. Yet I do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but I speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

It is written,

“THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD,

AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN,

ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”

For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. Now I have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit Who is from God, so that I may know the things freely given to me by God, which things I also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.

For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But I have the mind of Christ.

I Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 4:13; Colossians 1:11, 27-29; 2:9,10; Galatians 3:27; 4:19; Ephesians 1:4; II Peter 1:4; II Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:3, 10,11, 17-23; 2:1-7; 3:16-21; Colossians 2:3,6,7,9-23; 3:1-11; I John 4:7-16; I Corinthians 1:30 – 2:16 ”

 
`THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.’ For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.” (I Cor. 2:9-10 NASU)

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart  And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.”(Prov. 3:5-7 NASU)

The only command in the Bible to reason is found in Isaiah 1:18. You will note two things about this command: 1) Reason is only encouraged if done together with God. 2) When you reason together with God, He uses imagery, which is a right brain function and not normally considered as part of the reasoning process in the western culture.

“`Come now, and let us reason together,’ Says the LORD,` Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.’” (Isa. 1:18 NKJV)

The Greek in II Timothy 2:15 does not say, “Study to show yourself approved…a workman that needeth not to be ashamed….” This is a mistranslation.

In the Greek, and in the NASB, it says,

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” (II Tim. 2:15 NASU)

There is no verse in the Bible recommending “study.” Instead, the Bible recommends, some 20 times, meditation. Joshua 1:8 is an example of this. Biblical meditation is very different from study, as the following pages on “Study versus Meditation” illustrate.

“Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (II Pet.1:3 NASU)

“And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.” (Isa.11:2 NAS)

“This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.” (Jas. 3:15-17 NASU)

Knowledge (man’s reasoned knowledge) makes arrogant (I Cor. 8:1 NASU).

“And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.
“Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory; but just as it is written, ‘THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND WHICH HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.’ For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.” (NASU)

“Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the circumcision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

“Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” Philippians 3:1-11 KJV

 

 

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PS and the new life excludes alcoholism, adultery, pornography, tax evasion,  cheating, lying , stealing, etc., still as well something it seems even too many pastors cannot now give up on..

December 24, 2008

Answers to questions by site readers

Common site search Christian based questions by readers..
 
In love if one actually studies, reads the Bible itself  the answers should be already apparent?
 
Sadly my wife was unfaithful and divorced me, something very common too these days.. 
And if she was a Christian, and you are one too you or she have still no right of remarriage  although if she was unfaithful without your own contribution remarriage it might be biblically acceptable….

What does “rebuke mean” in the Bible – It merely means humbly confront the person and ask him to repent of his specifc sin.. 

Can a divorced man be a leader in the Church. Or what should stop you from being an elder
it also depends also on whether he is at fault in the divorce firstly, and has repented of it too,  and secondly it is very clear that old testament prophets  were church leaders even though their wives did not always spiritually  toe the mark still.. but utimately you are a leader only if God has called you to that office and has equipped you for it now too. Many non divorced persons are not even God ordained leaders and firstly they  should not be there now too.
 
Is it a sin for a Christian to marry a non Christian ..
Yes always unacceptable now  too.. just as it is a sin to marry a divorced person now too, or to commit adultery, have sex outside of a valid martial relationship
 
What about false Pentecostalism and man-made doctrines.
There is true and false Pentecostal persons, Pentecostal beliefs and also still many churches, even non Pentecostals hold false, man made, not God ordained., inspired Doctrines 
 
 
What is a bad Pastor?
Firstly it is any Church or God ordained Pastor  who behaves unrepentantly without love, dictatoriall, behaves unbiblicaly, clearly violates God’s commandments, abuses others, an imposter, a pretender, a hireling, a false teacher, a fasle prophet..’
 
Who are church elders?
Normally they are Holy Spirit qualified persons, recognized and selected by the congregation to lead the church.. generally  includes also the pastors, generally each church should have a plurality of pastors, shepherds, deacons but elders are is not limited to being Pastors. The elders, pastors and deacons are both to be spiritual, but one looks mainly after the flock’s spiritual and the other one mainly looks after the flock’s physical needs, such as food, clothing, shelter.
 
(Prov 27:23 KJV)  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. 
Pastors, Elders, Shepherds, Christian Leaders, Evangelists  https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/pastors-elders-shepherds-christian-leaders-evangelists/
 
 
Most of these topics are already fully covered in detail on my related sites too.. even  http://pbulow.tripod.com/ 
 
 If you want to differ please do show your Bible references as to why as well..
 
 
What are the disadvantages, hindrances still of Bell Internet services..
I almost wrote a book on it in the last year.. for a start their adds tend to be misleading, vague.. adds they next do not live up to as well.. for more just do a Google search Bell, Sympatico, thenonconformer..
 
 
 http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/11/16/are-you-a-real-christian-or-a-pretender-imposter-still/

December 21, 2008

Anyone care? Top Posts read by many

  
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(Luke 14:26 KJV)  If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
 
(Luke 14:33 KJV)  So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
 
 

 Just like today in social aid, the people receiving social  aid they now cannot own major tangible property, real estate, so any of   the people, priests  receiving the old testament tithes they also could not own any major tangible, real estate  properties.. but today the false priest, pastors who are demanding on receiving tithes they falsely also do want to still own a home… to enjoy the monetary rewards of both.. they are still equivalent of welfare cheats!!!!

December 14, 2008

Self centeredness, Promotion of self is still a sin..

 
(Mat 18:1 KJV)  At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?  2  And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5  And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. 6  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7  Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! 8  Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9  And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. 10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
 
 Satan is cunning, to induce all Christians  to sin, he prequalifies them as “leaders” instead of “servants of the most high”..  (Dan 3:26 KJV)  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. (Acts 16:17 KJV)  The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
 
(Ezek 13:12 KJV)  Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it?
 
(Isa 14:12 KJV)  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!13   For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15   Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
 
(Isa 14:21 KJV)  Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.
 
(Luke 11:39 KJV)  And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
 
Clearly many persons who are expecting a bigger portion of the pie in heaven will be disappointed.. for there is only one reward in heaven, and it is eternal life, living with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit the rest of your life.
 
(John 8:28 KJV)  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. 29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 
 
(John 8:31 KJV)    If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
 
(Mat 19:29 KJV)  And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
 
(Mat 20:1 KJV)  For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2  And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3  And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4  And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5  Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6  And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7  They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. 8  So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9  And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10  But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11  And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12  Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13  But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14  Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15  Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16  So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
 
(Luke 16:15 KJV)  Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
  
(Luke 17:10 KJV)  So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
  
  
(Rev 3:19 KJV)  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
   
(Isa 30:21 KJV)  And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
  
(Isa 30:22 KJV)  Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

November 25, 2008

The essential Christian truths

 Personal depression is also related to having a God shaped vacuum in our own life, and from deviating from God, his words in the Bible, God’s will and plan for our life too. 
 
– God is the center of the Universe, and not any man, mankind. Man’s sin includes falsely still doing his own thing, following after mere men instead of God.
– The Bible is the word of God, is God’s complete truth, it is all inspired, written by God himself, and it is still teaches us filly God’s truths that we must know, follow, practice today as well.
– Jesus is God and he undeniably loves each one of us that he died for our sins so we can accept his forgiveness and be with him in Heaven. Everyone can be solely saved by Jesus Christ alone, Jews included, and there is no other way a person can be saved from hell.
– The Holy Spirit is  a person, the sprit of Jesus Christ, and whether some admit it or not, like it or not his gifts are all in operation today including the gift of prophecy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, deliverance as well. The Holy sprit is given to us to help each one of us personal walk in reality the Christian life.
– God does and can speak to us also outside of the Bible as well, he through His son Jesus, the Holy Spirit leads and guides us personally too, and we all can and must learn how to listen to, hear  his voice.
– Prayer is an essential ongoing aspect of God’s will for each one of us, we must give God permission to act here on earth and in our life, and we all must personally seek, follow, get to now  know his ongoing  will for each one us as well.
– A daily quite time, Biblical devotions and prayer is a must for every person.
– We have a responsibility to share the good news with others, and  to look after our own family, as well as to help the poor and needy persons as well.
– There’s only one place we all can be saved, and that is  here on earth for  after death  it is too late for everyone to be saved.
– All sin is still an affront against God and each sin must be daily, continually admitted, repented, turned from  as well, including cheating, lying, stealing, adultery, fornication, alcoholism, drunkenness, divorce, abusing ourselves and others too.
– God is not mocked, in spite of His grace of forgiveness, next what a person continues to willfully, deliberately sow, do wrong as well, they next will also reap here on earth and elsewhere.
– Jesus Christ alone is Still the head of the Church and not any man, pastor, elder, priests, apostle, prophet.
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November 15, 2008

How many real Christians now do what Jesus said..

 
 I often see on search engines remarks as  to how many Christians practice abortion,  divorce, adultery, have premarital sex, or take drugs, drink wine or alcohol, or  whatever?
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Many  still do not understand that there is a real difference now between a real born again Christian  and merely a false, lip service professing Christian ..
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Being born into a Christian family, being even baptized with water in a church, becoming a member of a church, giving money to the church, reading the Bible, praying , or  attending a Christian Church, or whatever does not make you a Christian still too
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and there is no such thing as a little but pregnant, and the same applies to being a Christian, for you are either a real Christian, or your are not, you are merely a pretender, imposter or what ever to…
 
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 In reality less than 30 percent of persons who go to a Christian churches are actual genuine, born again, real Christians still these days too.

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(John 3:5 KJV)  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7   Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
(1 Cor 6:9 KJV)  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11   And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God
 
 
and  as per  does God answer prayers of non-Christian, but WELL FIRSTLY GOD DOESN’T EVEN ANSWER ALL THE PRAYERS OF THE CHRISTIANS NOW , even because one’s  prayers being answered are often conditional , even as to our own genuine repentance,, admitting, renouncing, confessing our sins, and as to how you still  do treat God, the Bible the Holy Spirit,  others, your spouse too…
 
and so is the prophetic outcome for the Nation’s and personal economy, For God blesses the righteous and not the still wicked persons.
 
(Gen 18:23 KJV)  And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24   Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25  That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
(1 Ki 8:32 KJV)  Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
(2 Chr 6:23 KJV)  Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
(Job 17:9 KJV)  The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
(Psa 1:5 KJV)  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
(Psa 1:6 KJV)  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
(Psa 5:12 KJV)  For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
(Psa 7:11 KJV)  God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
(Psa 11:5 KJV)  The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
(Psa 11:7 KJV)  For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
(Psa 14:5 KJV)  There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
(Psa 34:15 KJV)  The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
(Psa 34:17 KJV)  The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
(Psa 34:19 KJV)  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
(Psa 34:21 KJV)  Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
(Psa 37:17 KJV)  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
(Psa 37:25 KJV)  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
(Psa 37:29 KJV)  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
(Psa 37:30 KJV)  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
(Psa 37:39 KJV)  But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
(Psa 55:22 KJV)  Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
(Psa 58:10 KJV)  The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
(Psa 58:11 KJV)  So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
(Psa 69:28 KJV)  Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
(Psa 118:15 KJV)  The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
(Psa 125:3 KJV)  For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
(Prov 2:20 KJV)  That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
(Prov 10:3 KJV)  The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
(Prov 10:16 KJV)  The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
(Prov 10:25 KJV)  As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
(Prov 10:28 KJV)  The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
(Prov 10:30 KJV)  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
(Prov 11:8 KJV)  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
(Prov 11:21 KJV)  Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
(Prov 11:23 KJV)  The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
(Prov 11:28 KJV)  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
(Prov 11:31 KJV)  Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
(Prov 12:3 KJV)  A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
(Prov 12:7 KJV)  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
(Prov 13:9 KJV)  The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
(Prov 13:21 KJV)  Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
(Prov 13:25 KJV)  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
(Prov 14:9 KJV)  Fools make a mock at sin:
(Prov 14:19 KJV)  The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
(Prov 14:32 KJV)  The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
(Prov 15:6 KJV)  In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
(Prov 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
(Prov 21:12 KJV)  The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
(Isa 3:10 KJV)  Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
(Ezek 18:20 KJV)  The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
(Ezek 18:24 KJV)  But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
(Ezek 21:4 KJV)  Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
(Ezek 33:18 KJV)  When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
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But God still uses sinners, even  for prophets, God saves all repentant sinners but as to can you live in sin and be anointed by Holy Sprit more likely you will be filled with an evil sprit, be demon possessed instead..
 
 
 Living by FAITH in God..
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(1 Tim 6:17 KJV)  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
(1 Tim 6:18 KJV)  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
(1 Tim 6:19 KJV)  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
(Rom 1:17 KJV)  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
(Gal 3:11 KJV)  But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
(Heb 10:38 KJV)  Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
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I know for absolute certainty certain events happened solely cause I lived by faith in God.
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When my daughter Marlene was born I had  bought a nice tape player and I used to play Bible versed songs in her room. When my daughter was born she next shortly was diagnosed as being hydrocephalic, a serious medical condition that seriously threatened HER LIFE, BUT BEFORE SHE WAS TO BE OPERATED ON SHE WAS HEALED, AS DOCTORS HAD SAID, HEALED HERSELF Miraculously.. http://pbulow.tripod.com/healing.html  After she had been healed God had said to me he had let her live cause I had put my faith in God and had put the tape player that played Christian songs  in her room..
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When I was seriously ill and need major treatment, heart operation God had said to me specially ” I had let you live cause you had served me” and I had often been glad as a result I had served the Lord.
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I pray when I need finances, cause my bank accounts were always low, caused said he to me he did not keep his money in the bank, and that I was to choose the least likely person to give to me and he would have that person donate on his own, willingly money to me and do it next happened that way too.
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Now many pastors had lied to me when they said they too lived by faith, while they asked people for money, had a fixed salary, had an additional expense account.. they were lying in these matters.. their faith in God is not living by faith in his will, his provisions but even rather falsely demanding God to meet all their needs, wants, desires. lusts.. any way.
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Some people do live by faith in God.. GEORGE MUELLER OF BRISTOL by ARTHUR T. PIERSON Part1    http://mywebpage.netscape.com/InfoNw4/2gm2a.htm
GEORGE MUELLER OF BRISTOL by ARTHUR T. PIERSON Part 2  
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/InfoNw4/2gm2b.htm  
 

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“HOW TO ASCERTAIN THE WILL OF GOD
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1. I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter. Nine-tenths of the trouble with people generally is just here. Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the LORD’s will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is.
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2. Having done this, I do not leave the result to feeling or simple impression. If so, I make myself liable to great delusions.

3. I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. If the Holy Ghost guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.”
George Mueller 1805-1898 –from the classic biography of George Mueller, http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Voice/George.Mueller.of.Bristol/George.Mueller.of.Bristol.html
http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com/Voice/George.Mueller.of.Bristol/George.Mueller.Bristol.N.html#FAITH%20PRAYER%20WORD

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November 14, 2008

Missing the point!

 
I read an interesting search question, “Specifically what sins of ours did Christ die for on the Cross?”
 
Answer: All of them, No sin  is acceptable to God.. not one.
 
Next I am alone in this, many people are still really Surprised as to how many crooked people there still are these days even within the professing Christian Churches and why is that?  I too have often been surprised as to the reasons some persons give for going to a church, it had nothing firstly to do with humble repentance, worshipping and serving God, rather it was them falsely still following their worldly lust, a place to find a baby sitter, a soul mate or a spouse, a place to make business contact, a place to get friends, etc., I have also always found it so strange that the churches in Canada tend to be so crooked.. too often mere social or cultural clubs and not rather God’s house.. so for some the Churches seem  to be still too often more like a den of vipers too often.. https://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/as-to-why-some-have-left-their-church/ 
 
(Isa 56:1 KJV)   Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. 2  Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. 3  Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. 4  For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; 5  Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. 6  Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; 7  Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
 
(Mark 11:17 KJV)  And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
 
(Josh 22:16 KJV)  Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the LORD?
 
(Judg 9:16 KJV)  Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;
 
(1 Ki 18:18 KJV) in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
 
(Jer 44:8 KJV)  In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
 
(Ezek 44:7 KJV)  In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
 
(Mal 1:7 KJV)  Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
 
(Heb 6:10 KJV)  For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
 
(Mat 18:1 KJV)  At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
 
(Mat 18:4 KJV)  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
 
Yes I too have often met unreal Christians still  who wrongfully, unacceptably  use their religion as a false tool to try to be superior over others, to try to enslave, dominate, bully or oppress others.. You can note this on such too typical bad professing Christian  sites such as “Born again Christians”.. who also so state that “we do not accept any Charismatic Christians”.. even though Charismatic, Pentecostal  Christians now are also born again Christians. These born again  still sound like the bad Ku Klux Klan and not the  genuine, real born again Christians.
 
(Mat 7:16 KJV)  Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17  Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18  A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
 
(Gal 5:22 KJV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,23   Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
 
(Gal 5:24 KJV)  And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25   If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
 
(Gal 5:26 KJV)  Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
 
(Gal 6:1 KJV)  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
 
 Take the time to read all of  the pages here, it will help you or someone else. Life requires our personal positive continual adaptation to the ongoing, changing events that surround our life.
see also http://stayinhealth.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/anti-suicide-watch/

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