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jas 1-3 knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patientce, (rom 4:1-3) focus

jas 1-3 knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patientce, (rom 4:1-3) focus on rom 4:3(prov 3:1-4)
knowing this that the trying of your beliefe (beliefe in what? in God and His word (trying how) through the attacks of the enemy? [how does the enemy attack through the carnal eye, he uses things of this world fears about bills, family, whats going on in socioty vehicle reliability ....each of his attacks has an underlying something in it, it's not just the bills what abouth them, that i won't be able to pay them and i could have my lights shut off or i might not be able to get to work..... so that is worry and fear...taking thought for the morrow (fretting.) vehical reliability again worry. he also uses doubt did i do this right, is this Gods voice what if i can't do this what if this dosen't come in....what if i'm going the wrong direction... he uses bitterness..did u see the way he looked at me? did u hear how he said that he's got something against me, that was a dig ect... he uses lust, did you see the way she smiled at me, she could be my wife exct.....there is a lot more, maybe you could add a few.] what goal does the devil have in mind when bombarding us with attacks.... to get us away from God, by causing us to stop trusting in Him and His promises and to doubt His word both read and spoken meaning what we read in the bible, and what God reveals to us personally, if we can't hear the voice of the Lord, or if we doubt its the Lord when we hear Him we can never do what He would have us to do. also we lose all power with God because if we don't know it's Him we are hearing, then how can we ask believeing it's in His will..
.Jas_1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. ...........even beyond the asking in faith, just look at what comes from doubting....doubting and wavering are very similer in my book, waveing being back and forth not settled and set....Rev_21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
notice fearful and unbeliving...this isn't just talking about those that deny Christ this is talking about those that don't believe Gods word meaning they doubt that which He tells them to do. refer to Rom 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Rom 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
.....abraham believed God, this beliefe caused abraham to act. if you know God is talking to you, you are obligated to act, however if we go about well i don't know that miiiight have been God but i'm not sure, then some may think this leaves them unacountable....be careful brothers and sisters that you dont become crippled by doubt stopping you in your tracks. back to the topic i guess.....(knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patientce...how does it work patientce....well once your beliefe has grasped the Lord and His promises and His word spoken and read, hold on to it, and wit on the Lord no matter how the devil is attacking.... he will try all sorts of things to get you to rush and take ahold of the problem and deal with it yourself he will present a lot of things that look good carnally and appear to be the answer, but wait on God Psa_37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Psa_130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
Lam_3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
Lam_3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Mic_7:7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
Luk_12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
we are only going to be able to open when He knocks if we are in tune with Him and walking with Him daily and if u notice it says immediatly when He knocks that means when He knocks we aren't going to respond with "who is it?" meaning we won't be doubting that it is the Lord. there is a lot more to be said on this i imagine, i pray this is enough to get you thinking, and to do some study on your own may the Lord bless you.
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CHAPTER VIII THE UPPER ROOM AND TONGUES There are several features connected with the

CHAPTER VIII
THE UPPER ROOM AND TONGUES
There are several features connected with the gathering and waiting of a certain company in the famous Upper Room in Jerusalem some two thousand years ago, that is well worthy of study and imitation in these days of religious instability and false doctrine.
One fact about them was that they were the most faithful followers that Christ had upon the earth. It was not a collection of sinners praying for pardon, but a band of disciples supplicating for the Baptism with the Holy Ghost.
It must be evident to any one who has even a slight knowledge of unregenerate human nature, that it would be impossible to get one hundred and twenty unconverted people to be in a continuous prayer meeting of ten days. Even if penned up in such a room, they could not be kept in. They would break through the windows, or tear down the ceiling or dig through the floor before they would endure the spiritual torment of such a place and service.
But what sinners would not do, and could not be compelled to endure, regenerated souls with the love of God, and hungering for the fullness of salvation, could easily and naturally be seen doing. This single fact alone is sufficient to reveal the character and spiritual status of the Upper Room Assembly prior to the morning of Pentecost.
A second fact is that they were gathered at this time for one object. The Scripture states that they were told to tarry, and did tarry for the Baptism with the Holy Ghost.
This remarkable lack of division as to other points of doctrine and experience; this wonderful unity and agreement as to the one crowning work of grace which Christ had told them about, reveals one of the reasons for the amazing, overwhelming descent of the Holy Spirit upon them.
We do not doubt a single instant that if God's people in church, camp ground and revival service, would leave out of their "programs" everything but this; if they would quit trying to cover all creation with their multiplied diversified services and meetings; if they would give Missions, Missionaries, Education, Church Extension, Colleges, Introduction and Showing Off of Prominent Men, and even Testimony Meetings, a rest for a while, and put the ten days in with a continuous, fervent, humble, importunate waiting on God for the Baptism, and outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the church and camp, we would have scenes rivaling Pentecost and results that would bring millions of souls to God, and send shocks of consternation and horror to the very center of the black heart of Hell.
A third fact about this marvellous meeting of other days, was that up to the time the Spirit fell on the tenth day, not a single effort had been made to get a sinner into the meeting, or anything done to secure the salvation of any one of the many lost souls in Jerusalem.
Multitudes of unsaved men were on the streets of that city, but not one of the number was invited or brought to the meeting in the Upper Room. As we see spiritual things today, we recognize plainly that had this been done, and a mixed crowd gathered, Pentecost would not and could not have occurred. It required the unity and fixedness of purpose, and the patient, humble waiting in prayer of the best regenerated people in all that country, to make possible the marvellous happenings of Pentecost and the days which followed.
All this sounds wonderfully in harmony with Christ's prayer in the seventeenth chapter of John, where He declares that He prayed not for the world, but for them from the Father had given Him out of the world. That they were now not of the world. and He prayed that they might be sanctified. And He wanted them sanctified, that the nations might believe and know what God had done for the world through His Son.
Everywhere we hear preachers and laymen, who have not studied out the divine way to a real, sweeping revival where hundreds and thousands of souls would be saved, insisting that we preach to sinners. They think that we do not care for the salvation of the unconverted unless we do as they say; and yet their method is not the true, effective Bible way of bringing souls to God.
The proper study of the ten days in the Upper Room, and of the Saviour's Prayer, shows that if the population in the state, and if the world itself is to be saved. it will have to be through a wholly sanctified and fire-baptized church.
A fourth fact about this company in the Upper Room was that they did not pray for a gift of the Holy Spirit, but for the Holy Ghost Himself, who is greater than all his gifts.
It was the culminating blessing, the crowning work of divine grace, that was to usher in and finish most gloriously and triumphantly the Dispensation of the Holy Ghost, which they sought, plead for and obtained.
Inspiration had declared that He, the Holy Ghost, was for all believers who met the conditions of His coming, but that His gifts were distributed as God saw fit in His sovereign pleasure and infinite wisdom, to one this, and to another that.
Again, the Scripture declares that the gifts are variable and not perpetual, but that the Spirit Himself would come to abide forever.
In view of these statements of God, we see the Upper Room company showing true wisdom in seeking that which was culminating, crowning, superior and abiding; and in making no effort for that which was less, which not every child of God can have, and that even when possessed will in time "vanish away."
It is true that they obtained the Gift of Tongues that morning, but it is most noticeable that they did not seek the "gift." It was thrown in that day. Nor is there any account that this company ever had it again. It departed as a certain exigency and need passed away. While the Holy Ghost who had filled them, abided in them continually and to the end of their joyous, useful, powerful lives.
Hence it is that when we hear today of God's people seeking for the Gift of Tongues, we behold a perfect contrast to the spirit, conduct and object of the One Hundred and Twenty in the Upper Room. We also see people confessedly sanctified seeking something that God has placed far below Sanctification or the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. We mark them striving for that which is ranked as low down as seventh in the gifts of the Spirit, and one also that Paul emphatically declares "vanishes away," while Holiness or Perfect Love, which comes with the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, he affirms is never to pass away.
Nor is this all. Even if we had the real Gift of Tongues in our midst, and it is certain that we have not, the same God-inspired man said, "I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an (unknown) tongue." (The word in brackets is not in the original.)
Still again, this wonderful mouthpiece of God said, that even where the genuine Gift of Tongues should be possessed, that such a gift should not be exercised unless there was an Interpreter present. Hear his words, "If there be no interpreter, let him keep silence."
People claiming this gift today are quick to quote the Apostle, "Forbid not to speak with tongues." But behold here is another "forbid," which they have overlooked. If no interpreter is present, "keep silence," Paul says.
Moreover, there was all this care when the genuine gift was present! What shall be said of the "gibberish" that is called Tongues today?
It would be well for the people who have discounted the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, and put a gift above the Giver, to remember several things:
First, that the word "unknown " which they quote so much, is not God's word. It is a human interpolation and not the Scripture.
Second, that the "tongues" with which the disciples spoke at Pentecost were not "unknown" tongues or "Gibberish." Luke says, "That every man heard them speak in his own language." And again we read in the eighth verse of the second chapter of Acts, "How hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born." Here was no unintelligible jargon; but languages of earth recognized distinctly by people coming from these different countries and nations.
Third, if the Gift of Tongues is as they put it, higher in value and importance than the Blessing of Sanctification, or the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, then should there be commensurate results in their meetings and labors when it is received.
We notice that when the disciples were baptized with the Holy Ghost there was a great revival and many souls were saved. Where is the sweeping revival and salvation of men in what is called "The Tongue Movement" today?
Fourth, it is noteworthy that the church in which the Gift of Tongues broke out in Paul's time, gave that Apostle more trouble than all the other churches put together. He told them plainly that they were "carnal." He also said to them that jabbering together as they did, they not only did not edify anybody, but people hearing you, -- "will they not say that ye are mad!"
In view of all these things; and in recognition of the fact that even after "coveting the best gifts" there remains a "more excellent way;" the way of Holiness and Perfect Love all laid down in Christ's Prayer, and the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians, we propose not to run after a thing which is not even among the "best gifts ;" that God ranks as Number Seven in the list; that unaccompanied with love Paul says is as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal and which, according to the Bible, is certain at last to "cease" and "vanish away."
We prefer the Baptism with the Holy Ghost, purifying the heart, filling with Perfect Love and enduing the soul with power. And in the strength and grace of this crowning culminating work of God, would "rather speak five words with the understanding, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue."
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I am so glad you've taken the time to read this. yes you...your reading it aren't you. I

praise God! keep praising Him and seeking His will in your life, stay in your bible and pray much to the Lord. Lord bless you.
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I am so glad you've taken the time to read this. yes you...your reading it aren't you. I

I am so glad you've taken the time to read this. yes you...your reading it aren't you. I just wanted you to know that you my friend are special. The world is brutal and people can seem harsh and uncaring but praise God Jesus loves you. He loves you enough to do whats best for you even when it hurts. He loves you so much He knows how many hairs are on your head and what your wants and desires and fears and concerns are. Instead of focusing on the world and all the struggles of life and your daily worries and cares, if you don't mind, i'd like to suggest taking time away from all of that and thanking the lord for all the good things in your life no matter how small they are. I'm serious give it a try thank Him for absolutely everything you can thing of no matter how small, or how insignificant they may seem. Take time out of your hectic day to spend time with one who loves you more than anyone else in this world loves you. Jesus Christ talk to Him build a relationship with Him. He is waiting to hear from you. set aside all doubts and fears and feelings and preconceived notions, and just talk to Him. you just may find it's the best thing you can do. :)
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I know it's long but i hope you take the time to read this.Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and

I know it's long but i hope you take the time to read this.
Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(unless we are born again, we cannot know Gods will for us in our life, we cannot have victory over the devil, and we cannot live a life pleasing to the Lord. i'd like to take a look at what it takes to be born again from the bibles perspective.)
Luk 13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Luk 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
Luk 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Luk 13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luk 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. (here we have Jesus using what the people brought to Him (for they thought the acts of these men were more wicked than others) to show that ALL are in need of repentance. now in this day and age a lot of places are teaching you say your sorry fr your sins and that means you've repented you ask Jesus into your heart and you are saved. I'd like to take a look at what repentance is from a bible standpoint, as well as at what it means to have the Lord reigning in our heart. certinly our guidebook for like will have it laid out clearly for us.)
Act_26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
(...here we have paul a man called of God he had a message for the gentiles (gentiles and samaritans were non jews) (from what i understand the samaratans were considered even lower than the gentiles) the message God gave paul was the gentiles should repent AND turn to God And do works meet for repentance. (now we all know we are not saved by our works, but paul wasen't talking about vacuming the church once a week and feedin the homeless and going out and telling people about Jesus. (i say all those just to show it wasen't work in the sence of how people in congregations today think of work.) 2Co 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
2Co 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2Co 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
(...here we see that repentance is more than just saying ur sorry to God because mom wants you too, or because your trying to impress someone , repentance is comeing to God when He tugs at our heart, and getting before Him repenting, but not only repenting, getting rid of everything Gods shows us to get rid of. there is such a thing as praying through, when you get down to pray before god come with a willing and open heart ask God to show you what to say, and when be willing to do whatever He shows you .the best way i can describe praying through is talk to get befre God and not give up until He blesses you with peace in whatever it is your praying about. ) paul also says tyurn to God, to turn to God you have to turn from something, lets look at
1Pe 2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

1Pe 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
(((...while in sin we dedicated our free time to doing whatever we wanted now that we r saved and told to turn to God we r to look to His word to find for ourselves how God would have us to live you see Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with each of us )) 2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. as new converts it is imparitive that we study Gods word and allow Him to reveal to us His will fr us in our life also how we should live what we should do and what not to do Gods word is our weapon it is also alive it holds all the anwers for our problems (when rightly divided) meaning when understanding is given by the Holy Spirit and not in our carnal mind.)
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (the word of God is blessed thing.) i'd like to move on for now
Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. ((here again we see we were one thing before we got saved then after we got saved we r to be another way. we were in sin we r now to be free from sin (not to be confused with free to sin)
Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Rom 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Rom 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Rom 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
Rom 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Rom 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
Rom 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
Rom 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

we could talk a lot about those scriptures but i think they are pretty self explanitory it is very important that we stay in communication with God,and that we stay in His word and keep ourselves the) Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Eph 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
(the "works" comes in in maintaining our spiritual marriage to the Lord staying before Him in prayer continuing to seek His will in our lives walking circumspectly (carefully) 1Jn_4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
(not just believing everything everyone says, but weiging it against the word of God and trying every spirit. the works also comes in with
1Pe 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
1Pe 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
(when we are filled with his Spirit we are no longer doing these things, and when we are listening to the Spirit and staying in contact with God and in His word we won't do these things, there are other things as well listed in other places in the bible but the point is the Lord will help guide our life and our actions so we no longer do these things, and we see them comeing up and are able to turn from them, but we have to be fully yeilded to Him inorder for that to be the case not only fully yeilded but have been blood washed and born again
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Gal 5:24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Gal 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
there is so much more that could be said, and i know this could have been a way more in depth study, but I wanted to briefly touch on getting in touch with God.... Lord bless you all I leave you with Rev_21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
they are talking about entering into heaven here my friends. I want everyone to go but to go we must all line up with Gods word.may the Lord bless you all
P.S.that other work, the talking to people about Jesus and feeding the homless, and all of that comes naturally when we are yeilded to God in all things, and are allowing Him to search us and have His way in our lives, and i daresay we are then more effective for Him because when we do whatever work it is we are being led by Him and not just out doing it for our own vain purposes
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thought fr the day (or longer) the latter part of 2 peter 2:19 for of whom a man is

thought fr the day (or longer) the latter part of 2 peter 2:19 for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. we must walk circumspectly, always watching and praying, waring against the lusts of the flesh and the allure of the world, and the cares of this life. seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and these things shall be added to you. (these things refering to the things of this life we must not get cought up n (the taking thought for cloths food shelter life exct.) Eph_6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
("well, this dosen't seem so bad." this isnt "wrong" but it's not feeding the soul either.... ) we have to feed the spiritual man and fight to do it, there are millions of things that vy for our time in this life. of things we could do there is no end. but the bible says seek ye first the kingdom of God. we must be very careful not to be busy storing treasure up on earth, for where our treasure is there our heart is. Luk_8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
pray for me saints of God that i can watch and be all the Lord would have me be and that i may be able to live 1co 9:27 and not become a castaway..1Co_9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
may the Lord bless you all.
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1 peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt

1 peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. (submit myself to Gods will, and be content in that. ) 5:7 casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you. (lay all my wants and desires down, take my lonliness my sorrow my burden to God. when troubles come from following God leave take it all to Him because He cares for me. That means not only taking it to Him but allowing Him to work out whatever issue may be or feeling i'm dealing with or concern i have.) Exo_14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
2Ch_20:17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. Psa_27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Pro_20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
we do all we can, and i'm not saying we don't, but there is nothing good in me but God working through me, and it does no good for me to try to solve any situation on my own or without the Lord guiding me. thats part of standing on Gods word and having faith, even when i don't see a way out i have to hold to Gods word as infallible and believe in Him and His promises and not get in my flesh (because the devil trys to make me doubt and lure me to do things my way going against God. that my brothers and sisters is a snare of the devil and if we are not studied up and in the word it is not able to be.
Psa_119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
that lamp and light is what Gods Spirit uses to reveal the snares of the devil. we must also be prayed up and fasted up and in close communion with God to hear His voice. ... 1 peter 5:8 be sober (american heritage college dictionary defines as..... not intoxicated or affected by the use of drugs . 3plain or subdued 4 devoid of frivolity,excess, exageration. imaginative speculation, 5 marked by seriousness gravity or solemnity of conduct 6 marked by circumspection and self restraint.) obviously we cant do that if we are drunk or druged up, but it also means so much more than not being drunk or druged it is a way we are supposed to carry ourselves one spot in the bible it says Eph_5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Ecc_10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.1Pe_1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
2Pe_3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,. not only does it say be sober 1 peter 5:8 be sober, be vigilant (be alert and watchful) we have to be looking to God always to guide us safely through life not only to God but weighing things that seem to be good at first glance against what His word says. and if it dosen't line up the it needs to be ran from. why do we need to do these things? 1peter 5:8 be sober, be vigilant for your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. (because the devil hates us and is laying traps and snares at every turn trying to catch us up. I had a vision in my mind of it like this.... there is one way, the straight and narrow, and the devil can't touch that path, but he can lay traps and snares all around it and can roar and shout and lie and use all his tactics he has to try to get us to stray from that...the straying from the straight and narrow is not Mat_6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
because when we stop seeking that first we stop talking to God and seeking His will and studying His word 2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
if we are not seeking His will and studying and maintaining our spiritual marriage with the Lord daily we will stray from the path because we lose connection with God
or our light will grow dim and we will walk out of the path into the snare of the devil. why do i say daily u ask
Mat_6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
we already know we can't overcome the devil, we have to stay hid away with Christ in God to overcome we already know how to do that now i stress maintaining that is a daily walk and if we neglect it for even a day we are weaker and at risk. but praise God He is merciful 1 peter 5:10 but the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect and stablish, streangthen, settle you. when I hold on to God and look to His will in the trials and don't try to solve things on my own, it helps me one to trust Him more, it brings glory to His name, and draws me closer to Him. and because I have not gotten in my flesh and sought my own things but trusted God and held to His word and allowed Him to bring whatever thing to pass, it will be good and exactly what i need. because God loves me and He sees the end from the beginning and knows me better than i know myself so whatever He gives me is exactly what I need. bless God praise God for His kindness goodness, and longsuffering twards humanity. 2Pe_3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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I have the honor of eulogizing someone I knew better than anyone else.
You could say I knew him as well as I know myself.
Lets start this out by taking a look at his life.
Monday through Sunday this man was high.
Pills, alcohol, heroin,weed,speed,and hallucinagins.
Just when it looked like he was coming back, another shot and he was gone again.
As if the drugs weren't bad enough.
You should hear what he did to get tha stuff.
Don't listen to him tell it though.
He wouldn't know the truth if it ran over him with a backhoe.
Yea, that's right, he was a liar, and a thief to boot.
A no good swindler, just a plain bad dude.
I could go on telling you of his life the heartache,depression,self hatred and strife.
But I prefer to move on to how he died.
Woa! you can't do that! it's breaking eulogy rules!
Be patient with me, I know.
But this is important because in his death there is hope.
It was 10 something at night February 2nd 2011.
It was only by the grace of God this man wasn't high again.
What he was doing though was talking to a friend about his soul.
(man)"sure,yea,your right, next time "iii" go to church i'll pray"
(friend)"If you wait that long, it may be to late."
Clearly God is dealing with you, cry out to Him now.
I..I...I want to talk to God, but I don't know how.
He knelt down and cried to Jesus to forgive him of his sins.
The Lord heard and answered prayer by casting spirits out of him.
Once they were gone Jesus filled his soul with peace.
He knew he was forgiven, from his old life he'd been set free.
Whatever your going through, no matter what you've done.
There's nothing that cannot be conquered by God's only begotten Son.
He gave His life that all might live.
But to live we have to die.
Die to sin, die to self, and be wholly sanctified.
Some say that's impossible that we cannot be perfect in this life.
It all starts by coming to Jesus and being washed in his blood.
Along with that comes a new heart, new eyes, and a new mind.
Plus a measure of His Spirit to guide us in this life.
We are armed with His word, and a knowledge of His will.
Supported by His grace for the self we've left to kill.
Once we have with the Spirits help.
FULLY slain all self.
The Holy Ghost comes in and makes our heart His home.
He leads us and He guides us along life's narrow way.
He's the connection with God that turns our night to day.
When you kneel down to talk to Jesus be sure that you pray through.
Speak from your heart, say whatever comes to your mind.
Most importantly don't give up till your filled with peace in this life.
That's the burden of guilt an sin being washed away.
Hold on to that because you just. got. saved.
Daily nurture your relationship with the Lord, talk to Him read your Bible pray,and seek His will.
All the promises of the Bible He will fulfill.
The man this poem spoke of is me. I had all those drug issues, I had an over 8 year diagnosis from pathways of :severe anxiety,severe depression, moderate nightmares\flashbacks,social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic PTSD, agoraphobia, Intermittent explosive disorder, Bipolar I which became Bipolar II with psychotic episodes. I was on 5 medications (most of them two times a day) as well as on a monthly anti psychotic shot. I'd spent 3 years in prison been in 5 in patient drug rehabs as well as a lot of out patient ones, I had been to 4 or 5 psych wards, I had attempted suicide multiple time the last one was hanging myself, I had a severe self mutilation problem, I was a two time college drop out I never even completed a semester. as of February 2nd 2011 I have not used any drugs not even cigarettes. I am no longer required to take any of my psych medications, I am in college completing my second block (my 16th week they are accelerated courses so the semesters aren't the same as in a standard college and as of right now I have gotten all A's my math final has yet to come back and I didn't feel very prepared for that, so now I might have one B) My parole officer who has been on the job almost long enough to retire says he couldn't say anything bad about me if he tried. I say all this to show that God is the reason all this has taken place, and to try to add more evidence that this isn't just something I woke up one day and decided to stop doing. While school, and the things i'm doing because God has opened the doors for me is great, but not the best or most important thing. I know have a relationship with the God of the universe, I can talk to Him, and He answers me, He guides me through life, and teaches me daily. He comforts me, and protects me. God is good. I could talk about the goodness of God, and how He helps me and guides me all day. There are still trials and battles to face, but I have hope now, and God is on my side, He hows me what I need to do and makes a way for me to do it. God is good. May the Lord bless all who read this.
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 in response to Janxx...   I have been where you are, I hated myself, I felt alone, and lonely. I was on several psychiatric medications, I had been diagnosed with bi polar, depression, anxiety, ptsd, I didn't feel like i was worth anything, I hung myself it got so bad, i am no longer on my psych meds i am happy with my life, and with myself. I am no longer on any street drugs, and i am in college, what it took for e was giving my life to the Lord, not just praying, but praying and asking god to show me what to say, and I prayed until He answered my prayer, and filled my soul with peace. He can do the same for you, that is only a small list of what God has done for me. if you choose not to go that route, i recommend positive thinking, and realizing you deserve to be loved, and respected, take the time you have, to do some soul searching, get to know yourself and what you enjoy, find out what is important to you and what you want out of life and go for it. I say all this knowing that the feelings your having can be paralyzing, medicine and positivity didn't help me. don't run from yourself, embrace who you are, get aquainted with yourself, and learn to love you for you, I realized no matter what i did I would be making someone unhappy, so I follow God, do my best to do His will, I read the Bible, and I pray. If you decide to try to find God, pray and keep praying until He answers, you will know because you will be filled with peace, thats how you'll know your saved. it's called praying through. anything short is emotionalizim, also, trust God and listen to Him and His word, He will guide you get to know the bible for yourself, that way when false christians try to mislead you you will be so close to God that He will guide you in the way that is right, follow the Holy Ghost not some man, men are fallible. I hoe this helps, i'm not online much, but if you have any questions, or would just like to talk, i'd be happy to talk with you. Lord bless you. P.S (the things i went through i suffered with for over ten years.... I don't know how long you have lived like this, but you can overcome it. when you do, know that how you have felt even at your worst, will seem a distant memory. life is worth living, and filled with happiness, there are sad horrible things, but you can't let those drag you down, or dictate how you feel. have a wonderful day. Smile! you are special!! God loves you.
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 in response to My daughter'sdad...   To be a christian means to be Christlike, to be Christlike is to have no sin in your life, if people are going around raping other people, and starting wars and spreading hatred, and killing people then they are sinning, and therefore not a christian despite what they say.... that makes them a false professor, a hypocrite. sadly there are ALOT of those in the world. it would be like me putting on a police officers uniform and running around writing tickets I can say i'm a cop and write all the tickets i want, I'm sure I could even fool alot of people, but the bottom line is I don't meet the requirements for being a cop, therefore in the eyes of the law not only am i not a cop but I am in jeopardy of having legal action brought upon me. The same is true for christians, there are alot of people who don't know what it means to be a christian.... they are still in their sins, and living as the world lives, content to sin everyday....they are doing the atrocities you speak of, and being "judgmental" (if you mean judging a person) (christians are supposed to judge sin, and call it for what it is however) it's best described as love the sinner hate the sin, and even then it's not about judging them for said sin, it's about letting people know they don't have to live in there sin and that Jesus came and died for their sins rose again and has ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right hand of His Father to give all who come to Him and follow Him remission from their past sins and victory over sin in the future meaning they no longer have to sin... however if they choose to continue to sin, then they are not christians......I do believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. I personally know Jesus lives, because He has saved my soul and cast demons out of me. since I gave my life to the Lord I am a new man I have a new life, I have peace and I have the Holy Ghost to guide and direct me in understanding Gods will for me in my life, as well as for Guiding me into understanding His word, the Bible. I have also seen the things you speak of in people and false churches and i am aware of the destruction and havoc that false religion is doing to the world. i know how it is blinding peoples eyes to what the truth is, and how it in posing as the way of truth is one not only making it harder and harder fr people to truly get in touch with God because man rule is taking over, it is turning people from God. it is a sad thing, but the Bible warns about such things. and lets people who have an honest heart know that God is still alive and a relationship with Jesus and allowing Him to come into their heart, and guide them through life not looking at what people say you should do or think should be done but going through life by the guidance of the Holy Ghost and staying in constant contact with God is the only way. there are a million different ways to interpret the scriptures, if you are looking for discrepancies, you will find them....if your looking to prove a point and get someone told, you can twist the scriptures to fit that as well, if you are looking to create a doctrine and get people to follow you, you can take the word out of context and do that as well, but the only way to truely know what the scriptures say and how they pertain to you and your life is through the guidance and direction of the Holy Ghost and an honest pure heart that wants to please God. thats why it is important to search the scriptures for yourself and get b4 God and ask Him to give you understanding, and not look at what the masses say or what someone who went to college to learn the Bible but was never ordained by God to expound the scripture and dosen't have the Holy Ghost and isn't even saved and not a christian yet still professing and teaching says. I know God is real, I know Jesus lives I know the changes He has made in me, and that He continues to talk to me, and guide me through life. if you have any questions, i would be happy to talk to you. I don't expect to change your mind about anything, but I know this, if you ever let Jesus into your life, you will know He is real, there won't be a doubt in your mind. as far as atrocities happening to people all over the world.... you don't know their backgrounds, you don't know that some of them aren't in heaven now praising and rejoicing, and you could offer them the whole world to come back and they wouldn't. you also don't know if the others that died were apostate and would have never came to God. and, you don't know how many people turned to God because of things that have or have not happened. we can't know how things that happen affect those around us in the long term, all we know is what we see in the here and now, for instance me losing my hand was an horrible thing, there seemed to be no reason for it, but God spared my life because of a prayer, and then I went through ten years of hell including hanging myself, and trying to kill myself in other ways, as well as hating the world and wanting to kill everybody in it, i blew $55,000 on stuff i didn't need, and drugs, i lost my home and almost all I owned, thats horrible right, but it all led me to finding God and having true peace in my soul, and the peace I have now, the freedom from the drugs depression flashbacks 10+ years documented mental health issues like bi polar depression anxiety, ptsd flashbacks psycosis and other stuff is worth everything i went through, and not only that, because i've gone through it and know God delivers (that is only a small portion of what i've been delivered form) I can help other people in the same or similar situations. I can tell the world about the peace that God gives to His people. I can tell people about what it means to be a true christian, and show them that following Jesus and having the holy Ghost guide you is more important than what some man says. yes I am a man, but i'm not saying follow me, i'm saying look to Jesus He has the answers and i know because this is what He has done for me. God is alive today He is no harder to find than He has even been, but people because of the distractions of the world, and the damage done by false religion, are having trouble finding Him. please remember just because someone claims to be a christian dosen't mean they are, no matter how good they look if there is sin in their life they are not a christian, they are a hypocrite and a false professor, avoid them. Lord bless you. again if you have anything else you would like to talk about please let me know. I will do the best I can to answer you.
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 in response to Paul64...   God is good, He will never let you down. look to the Lord, ask Jesus to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, and show you how He would have you live. read your bible, scriptures say draw nigh to god an He will draw nigh to you. seek to know God personally, and don't give up until you do. God will guide you. look to Him, and not to how other people view him and not what the world says trust God to guide you. if you have any questions, or need to talk i'm glad to listen.     Lord bless you

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Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
when I love something, how is it apart of my life? well, when I was in love with drugs, I thought about them, sought after them, talked about them, told people how great they were, gathered them to m, learned what i could about them, how to get em who had em where and when to find em how to make em how to buy and sell so i wouldn't run out if i could help it. same when I was in love with videogames, I thought about them, found out all i could about them, told people about them, played them all the time, stayed up till all hours of the night playing them, did my best to get better and better at them, showed other people the tricks I knew about the game to help them get better at them, and encouraged them along. same thing pretty much with whatever I love or got excited about or was "into" AND THOU SHAL LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, since God has delivered me from sin, and cast spirits out of me, I should be SEEKING HIM, how to know more of Him, what pleases Him, talking to people about Him, telling them what He's done for me, and how great He is, and that He wants to do the same thing for them, that He loves them. i should be SHARING WHAT i KNOW WITH PEOPLE TO HELP THEM GET IN touch with GOD. I should be thinking about His laws and seeking to please Him more and more. Do all i can to draw nearer to Him. ENCOURAGE people to get closer to HIM . before God saved my soul, my life was dedicated to doing what (i thought i wanted....in reality i was serving the devil doing what he told me when he told me to) i fed anger and raged and hatred , I lusted after everything.. women, possessions,men,sick twisted perverted things,drugs,pain,pleasure, to hurt myself, to hurt others. I game myself to the desires of my flesh, of my mind, and of the devil. (we know anything not of God is of the devil and the things I was doing and thinking certinly were not of God.) in doing so i became bound with spirits and only God in His mercy and love could release me. praise God He did! no since He has freed me from my chains and saved my soul, i know His word says if i go back to serving the devil by doing the things Jesus blood freed me from then i will be bound again by devils and not only the ones i had but sevan worse than the first
Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Mat 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Mat 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
this is saying, if after God has delivered me, I go back to my old ways I will be brought back into bondage, and not only to where i was but 7 times worsebecause of other spirits brought in. how do we keep this by happening well if i've been delivered from drugs it's not simply by not doing drugs anymore, or anything i may have been delivered from for that matter, it's prevented by being filled with the Holy Spirit of God, and having a close relationship with Him. then when the spirits that were cast out try to come back in like a flood, thw Holy Spirit of God will raise up a standard against them and they will have to depart not being able to enter.
Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
(i put all isaiah 59:19 in here but we r only refering to the second part of it. )
I have personally witnessed this, I was sitting in my room reading a book, one afternoon I don't remember now it seems like only a couple months after i had been saved, when my eyes shut, and I saw without seeing this head, with like a trail behind it i thought it was me but it wasen't me it was just something i recognized, i knew it was dead whatever it was it got closer to me my eyes filled with tears, and the Holy Spirit rebuked the devil in Jesus name (that rebuking came from within me but not from my mind it happened quicker that i could have thought it) from beginning of what i described to the rebuking and it going away from me took less than a second. it all happened in what seemed like the blink of an eye. then came the devil saying your going to hell now, you just rebuked the Holy Spirit (immediatly after it was rebuked and i started trying to figure what had happened that voice came) let me tell you i was very shook up. i called my pastor and told him what had happened and that i thought it was the spirits that had been cast out ofme trying to come back then he gave me the isa 59:19, and told me that in my heart i knew what had happened. praise God! he also proceeded to tell me he had similer happen to him. I say all this to get the point across, I was wholly giving to what i loved, and now that God has saved my soul, i should be wholly given to Him, this dosen't mean saying "i love Jesus" then going and doing whatever we want to do.
1Jn_3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
this means submitting my will wholly to God giving Him my all.

Mar 10:29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
( my desire for a wife must be laid aside, my desire to have a good job and a house and a secure place to raise a family must be let go of all in the name of Jesus to seek Him and His will first above all else.
Luk 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
Luk 12:17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
Luk 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luk 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Luk 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luk 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Luk 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
Luk 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luk 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luk 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
Luk 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Luk 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 1Pe_1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; Eph_6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me Joh_15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: Joh_14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.Joh_1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. .....read your Bible ask God to give you understanding, pray for Him to greveal what things mean you have to have devotion. you can't know what pleases God by asking other people, you have to get it for your self, by revelation from the Holy Spirit, God will show you what HE expects from you tom suzy and sally cannot tell you God has to show you and you have to activly seek to find out what He wants or you wont know how to please him.
Joh_4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Mat_7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
this is a promise of God He will guide you and me in the ways we should God if WE seek. read Gods word cultivate your spiritual marriage to Christ.
Luk 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. ...... if your loins are girded and your lights are burning you are in communion with God and your will is submitted to His, you have a walking talking relationship with Him, and when He tells yoou something (knocks) then you hear and obey (answer to Him immediatly) you are listening for what He wants yoou to do and waiting on Him, rather than ignoring Him and seeking what you want and what you would rather do.
the Bible says for us not to seek after our own things or to worry about whatever we may have going on, but look to Him. can not the One who hung the stars in the sky and put the waters in their place who seperated heaven and earth take care our our little needs!.........does this mean that i am never to have a family or a place to stay? no, i don't know what God has planned for you or me. but it means don't worry about those things, seek God first above all else to His will. the devil will try to get us so bound up in the what if's and the i need's and so focused on ourselves that we drift away from God because we are not focused on Him and when God comes to talk to us then we don't hear Him, and when we try to talk to God we can't hear him because we have gotten away from him, then here comes the devil attacking us to destroy our souls.... God wants us to always be close to Him. looking at what little we have or how we can't see how things are going to work out is a lack of faith on our part God is the God of impossibilities
Mat_19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Mar_10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
Luk_1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luk_18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Isa_55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. .....thats why we should trust God Heb_12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. ....He will take care of us...Mat_6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ...
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 in response to Paul64...   Mat 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

matt 10:37. this dosen't mean that we don't love our family, but what it does mean is that I can not allow them to hinder me in my walk with God. if they are sinning, I can not partake of that sin. I have to be sferd et apart from all of that. If a choice were to come where I had to choose between serving God or making them happy, serving God must come first.
38 when Jesus went to the cross, He was sinless, and bore the sins of mankind. my sins. He is perfect, He is the almighty, He is the only begotton Son of God. yet for my sake He allowed Himself to be beaten spit on humiliated, slapped whipped mocked scorned scoffed at and nailed to a cross and sacrifced to bare my sin and transgression. not only mine but the whole worlds. He submitted His will to Gods will even when it was clear He would have rather not had to die He layed down His will for the will of God. I should do the exact same thing. I should submitt my will to God even if it isn't something that I want to do or there are things that i would rather be doing, if i know it is Gods will, I should put down my flesh and my self will and want in subjection to the will of God.
39 if I go a seeking after the desires of my flesh in this world, and seek to fulfill those even when in direct contradiction to the will of God, than I am not being obedient to God. LET NO MAN DECIEVE YOU Luk_12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. just because you have alot of money, and or alot of possessions cars house cloths games, any of that does not mean that you have the favor of God likewise if you have nothing and struggle to pay your bills, and have very little does not mean God dosent love you.Psa_52:7 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.
Mat_6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat_6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

1Ti_6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
while money it's self isn't evil. the love of it is, and not just the love ofthe money, but the love of possessions,power, and everything associated with money. That is all in direct contradiction to the word of God. what does the Bible say about covetousness and idolatry and lust and vain desires not even getting into all ofthat it is put very plainly in mat 6:19 and 20 WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO if I am trusting in the things of this world and i spend all of m y time wishing i had this or saying if i only had that if i could just pay my bills then i would be happy if I could just get a car i would have what i need.... GOD IS OUR STREANGTH AND OUR HAPPINESS AND OUR PEACE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
Psa_29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
it dosen't say the Lord will bless me with money and cars and houses and all the things of this world...why because WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO Mat_6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon so if He gave me big houses and cars and lots of stuff then i would trust in that and my heart would turn from God and heavenly things to the world. so by Gods mercy He has given me peace and joy even through the trials and He is my comfort when everything around me is falling apart . God gives us a peace that is not dependant of wheater or not our bills are paid and our cabinats are full God gives a peace that stays even if people hate us and talk bad about us. look at the apostals everyone of the died a violent death except john and he was dropped in a vat of boiling oil and everything else. study pauls life and look at everything he went through. read FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS or TORTURED FOR CHRIST look beyond the united states at all the christians being tortured and killed for Christ still today. what makes me and you so special that we will never suffer for Christ. God treasures are peace and joy in the Holy Ghost Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Rom_15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Gal_5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
God free's His people from the bonds of addiction and the chains of the devil. and if your peace is gone and your constantly troubled then somewhere you have gotten away from God. that dosen't mean you will always be happy and never know fear, but despite all that you have comfort knowing you are a child of God and nothing can take you out of His arms.
Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
that does not mean that it is okay to sin and do whatever you want. if we were still sinning and living however we wanted we would not be ore than concorers, we would still be in bondage to the devil. thank God the blood of Jesus delivered us from sin. all of you who are reading this, when you kneel before Jesus and ask Him to forgive oyur sin, there is such a thing as praying through, you keep praying and asking Him to show you what to say and how to say it and what it is you need to let go of, and you pray until the burden is lifted you will know when it happens.don't give up. back in the old days people would come sometime for days until they finally prayed through. please don't give up Jesus loves you and wants to save you and wants to deliver you from sin and lead you safely to heaven. yes they say you have to take it by faith, are you not stepping out in faith when you are asking God to forgive you fo your sins? when you ask, expect Him to aswere and keep praying until He does. I tried to get saved, and the guy at the alter asked me if i got it, he said i would know when i got it and because i thought it was taken in faith i said yes because i just thought you asked and got up and beliueved and that was it.... i kept doing drugs and frnicating and sinning and eventually i stopped going to church roughly a year after that in my living room one eveining w a brother from church i felt God pulling at my heart and i knelt down an asked God to show me what to say and i just started saying what came to my mind, and talking to God as He gave me the words and fnally it came to me to rebuke devils in Jesus name, and when I did i remember the thought fleeing came to my mind my back got all tingly the devils left and the peace of God centered down in my soul and i laughed and said i got it and kept praying and praising God. i knelt down addicted to multiple drugs fornicating with two women one who was married smoking cigarretts and drinking addicted to porn and a thief with multiple psych disorders I stood up freed from all of those things.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Eph 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Eph 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
what isn't taken out right away God helps us with for instance He delivered me from all those things i mentioned but there were some things that i still needed Gods help with to get out of my heart and i am still learning and as i get more understanding and God shows me other things to get out of my life and to turn from and shows me things that i didn't know were issues or didn't realize were problems but now i se ethem i deal with them and with Gods help and much prayer and fasting i know I will be able to overcome them as well and be perfect as God see me. the Bible is our road map and the Holy Ghost our key to understanding the Bible stay honest and humble before Jesus. pray and seek His guidance you were saved by obeying God and coming to Jesus wich His word said for you to do if you don't continue to obey God and His word and continually come to him through Jesus it will be easy for the devil to bring oyu back into bondage.Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. read the Bible it is how we know what is right and wrong. Gods word will show us where we need to grow and how 1Pe_2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (without Gods word we will not know where to go or what we should be doing, and the devil will snatch us up and bring us back into bondage Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Mat 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Mat 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
thats what will happen if after we have gotten saved (truely felt the burden lifted and been touched by God) and gone back into our old life and our old sins we will be much worse off than had we never known the way of truth.
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Mat 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS not your your wants and needs not what you think should happen or come and God will take care of you thats is a promise. (just don't expect God to take care of you how you think.) because God is trying to lead you to heaven and eternal life. and keep you out of damnation and eternal hellfire.
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1Pe 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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Mat 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

matt 10:37. this dosen't mean that we don't love our family, but what it does mean is that I can not allow them to hinder me in my walk with God. if they are sinning, I can not partake of that sin. I have to be sferd et apart from all of that. If a choice were to come where I had to choose between serving God or making them happy, serving God must come first.
38 when Jesus went to the cross, He was sinless, and bore the sins of mankind. my sins. He is perfect, He is the almighty, He is the only begotton Son of God. yet for my sake He allowed Himself to be beaten spit on humiliated, slapped whipped mocked scorned scoffed at and nailed to a cross and sacrifced to bare my sin and transgression. not only mine but the whole worlds. He submitted His will to Gods will even when it was clear He would have rather not had to die He layed down His will for the will of God. I should do the exact same thing. I should submitt my will to God even if it isn't something that I want to do or there are things that i would rather be doing, if i know it is Gods will, I should put down my flesh and my self will and want in subjection to the will of God.
39 if I go a seeking after the desires of my flesh in this world, and seek to fulfill those even when in direct contradiction to the will of God, than I am not being obedient to God. LET NO MAN DECIEVE YOU Luk_12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. just because you have alot of money, and or alot of possessions cars house cloths games, any of that does not mean that you have the favor of God likewise if you have nothing and struggle to pay your bills, and have very little does not mean God dosent love you.Psa_52:7 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.
Mat_6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat_6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

1Ti_6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
while money it's self isn't evil. the love of it is, and not just the love ofthe money, but the love of possessions,power, and everything associated with money. That is all in direct contradiction to the word of God. what does the Bible say about covetousness and idolatry and lust and vain desires not even getting into all ofthat it is put very plainly in mat 6:19 and 20 WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO if I am trusting in the things of this world and i spend all of m y time wishing i had this or saying if i only had that if i could just pay my bills then i would be happy if I could just get a car i would have what i need.... GOD IS OUR STREANGTH AND OUR HAPPINESS AND OUR PEACE IN TIMES OF TROUBLE
Psa_29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
it dosen't say the Lord will bless me with money and cars and houses and all the things of this world...why because WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS THERE WILL YOUR HEART BE ALSO Mat_6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon so if He gave me big houses and cars and lots of stuff then i would trust in that and my heart would turn from God and heavenly things to the world. so by Gods mercy He has given me peace and joy even through the trials and He is my comfort when everything around me is falling apart . God gives us a peace that is not dependant of wheater or not our bills are paid and our cabinats are full God gives a peace that stays even if people hate us and talk bad about us. look at the apostals everyone of the died a violent death except john and he was dropped in a vat of boiling oil and everything else. study pauls life and look at everything he went through. read FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS or TORTURED FOR CHRIST look beyond the united states at all the christians being tortured and killed for Christ still today. what makes me and you so special that we will never suffer for Christ. God treasures are peace and joy in the Holy Ghost Rom_14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Rom_15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Gal_5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
God free's His people from the bonds of addiction and the chains of the devil. and if your peace is gone and your constantly troubled then somewhere you have gotten away from God. that dosen't mean you will always be happy and never know fear, but despite all that you have comfort knowing you are a child of God and nothing can take you out of His arms.
Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
that does not mean that it is okay to sin and do whatever you want. if we were still sinning and living however we wanted we would not be ore than concorers, we would still be in bondage to the devil. thank God the blood of Jesus delivered us from sin. all of you who are reading this, when you kneel before Jesus and ask Him to forgive oyur sin, there is such a thing as praying through, you keep praying and asking Him to show you what to say and how to say it and what it is you need to let go of, and you pray until the burden is lifted you will know when it happens.don't give up. back in the old days people would come sometime for days until they finally prayed through. please don't give up Jesus loves you and wants to save you and wants to deliver you from sin and lead you safely to heaven. yes they say you have to take it by faith, are you not stepping out in faith when you are asking God to forgive you fo your sins? when you ask, expect Him to aswere and keep praying until He does. I tried to get saved, and the guy at the alter asked me if i got it, he said i would know when i got it and because i thought it was taken in faith i said yes because i just thought you asked and got up and beliueved and that was it.... i kept doing drugs and frnicating and sinning and eventually i stopped going to church roughly a year after that in my living room one eveining w a brother from church i felt God pulling at my heart and i knelt down an asked God to show me what to say and i just started saying what came to my mind, and talking to God as He gave me the words and fnally it came to me to rebuke devils in Jesus name, and when I did i remember the thought fleeing came to my mind my back got all tingly the devils left and the peace of God centered down in my soul and i laughed and said i got it and kept praying and praising God. i knelt down addicted to multiple drugs fornicating with two women one who was married smoking cigarretts and drinking addicted to porn and a thief with multiple psych disorders I stood up freed from all of those things.
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Eph 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Eph 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
what isn't taken out right away God helps us with for instance He delivered me from all those things i mentioned but there were some things that i still needed Gods help with to get out of my heart and i am still learning and as i get more understanding and God shows me other things to get out of my life and to turn from and shows me things that i didn't know were issues or didn't realize were problems but now i se ethem i deal with them and with Gods help and much prayer and fasting i know I will be able to overcome them as well and be perfect as God see me. the Bible is our road map and the Holy Ghost our key to understanding the Bible stay honest and humble before Jesus. pray and seek His guidance you were saved by obeying God and coming to Jesus wich His word said for you to do if you don't continue to obey God and His word and continually come to him through Jesus it will be easy for the devil to bring oyu back into bondage.Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. read the Bible it is how we know what is right and wrong. Gods word will show us where we need to grow and how 1Pe_2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: (without Gods word we will not know where to go or what we should be doing, and the devil will snatch us up and bring us back into bondage Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
Mat 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Mat 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
thats what will happen if after we have gotten saved (truely felt the burden lifted and been touched by God) and gone back into our old life and our old sins we will be much worse off than had we never known the way of truth.
Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Mat 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS not your your wants and needs not what you think should happen or come and God will take care of you thats is a promise. (just don't expect God to take care of you how you think.) because God is trying to lead you to heaven and eternal life. and keep you out of damnation and eternal hellfire.
Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isa 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isa 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1Pe 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1Pe 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1Pe 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

God bless you
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Jas 1:14

Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

when I come up against something, and it is hard for me to overcome, or, I realize it's getting my attention more than it should, it's because there is something in me that isn't all the way right. If it were all the way right, then whateve the thing is wouldn't be getting my attention. When something is recognized in this way, God should be thanked for His mercy, and it should be immediatly delt with. It is God in His mercy and kindness showing us something isn't right, and giving us the chance to deal with it before it grows into something that causes us more trouble than it should.
Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin:and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
we shouldn't wait for something to become a problem...anotherwords i shouldn't wait until the devil has gotten a foothold.

what are some areas God is showing me to work on? by work on, I mean commit to Him, and turn from. (If God is showing me there are areas I need to work on, and I recognize that, I can pray for God to give me streangth to overcome all day long, but until I excersize that streanght it does me no good. sis lois sings the song prayer is the key to heaven, but faith unlocks the door. I can pray for streangth, pray for streangth, and plead with God for help, but if I dont step out in faith, beliving Gods promises then how will i ever know weather God sent the help? it's like this. when I was out in sin, God was right there, He saw everything I ever went through... I wasen't delivered from my sins until I knelt down, and asked Him to forgive me, and come into my life.... I had to have faith, not only did I have to have faith, I had to excersise said faith.the streanght is there, the help is there but we have to use it. after God clensed me, and made me whole, I had to turn from my wicked ways. just as now, if there is anything in my life that I am struggeling with,or anything God is showing me, I have to pray to the Lord for help, take hold of His promises, and turn from whatever it is in the name and might of Jesus my Lord and saviour.
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Rom_6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

I used to spend hours getting high, playing video games and listening to music. when i wasen't doing this i was seeking out drugs and how to get them, lying to people, using them to get what i wanted weather it was videogames, drugs, money, whatever I was just a bad guy. I spent alot of time paranoid, afraid to leave my house.

I spent my time talking about, and playing videogames, seeing if people had herd about the newest game what difficulty leval they played it on all the little details about that game. the xbox 360 had a thing known as a gamerscore...mine used to be my identity ... I devoted alot of hours building that score up, i remember one day, I thought my harddrive got erased and i lost my score....I was distraught. ...am I knocking videogames... no. what sayeth the word. as ye have yeilded your members servants to uncleaness and to iniquity even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.... what does this mean? well before I got saved my time was devoted to playing videogames, building my gamerscore talking to people about videogames, keeping up to date on when new games were coming out, when new maps came out not only keeping up to date, but learning all i could and informing others about what i'd learned sharing games an maps with people telling them about how great the game was or wasen't.

now that I am saved, I should be just as concerned about learning all i can about Jesus knowing how to be the best servant for Him i can be. not only that but i should be just as willing to share what I know about Jesus with people as i was to share what i knew about videogames. just as willing to put in countless hours learning about my Saviour and how to please Him, as i was willing to devote countless hours to to mastering game after game after game.

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All that time I spent getting drugs, waiting on deals, driving to find drugs the risks i took selling making and using drugs I should be just as willing to devote to serving Jesus. I was a slave to my addictions, I didn't care what kind of danger i put myself in, to get drugs, and use them. going to prison didn't scare me, death didnt deture me i still used i still put my life at risk, all for the next high.i risked imprissonment and death to sell drugs to people, and to get the stuff to make and use drugs, I lied and stole and cheated people i was creative in how i ripped people off. I should be equally devoted to my service to my Lord and Saviour. what people think didn't stop me from getting using and selling my drugs, it now shouldn't stop me from serving , learning of, and telling people about Jesus. just because something looked scary or intimidating, didn't stop me from doing what needed to be done to get my fix, just because i'm outnumbered or i think someone dosen't look like they could get saved shouldn't stop me from telling them about Jesus and that He died for their sins and loves them just as much as He loves me. Not only that because I was a liar and a thief and was creative ripping people off, I should be honest with all men and instead of stealing, help out with whatever i can wherever i can. and i should be just as creative in spreading the gospel as I was conning people.
because I was parinoid and afraid to leave my house and i did all i could to avoid talking to people unless it served my agenda, I should now go out of my way to be concerned about other people cheer them up smile say a kind word, help when i can, and how i can.

there are alot more things that i was as a sinner, and I have to study this more in depth for myself, i only bring this to you all in hopes it helps you guys like i hope it helps me.
I am not talking about us willing ourselves to change, i am talking about me willing myself to serve God. we all know God dosen't alter our free will, He will not make us do something, He helps us along, and guides and directs us but we have to choose to serve Him or to serve self flesh and the devil every day.
bro runyn said something that cought my attention at the meeting, he said be careful not to blame the devil for things you have control of yourself.
this even still falls in line with things I did as a sinner. I used to blame others for my shortcomings, and there would be several reasons why i failed at something, or had problems with something, but none of them would be me. now that I am saved, I take responsibility for my actions. I used to run from my problems, and try to hide from them and try to cover up my shortcomings. now I face my problems, and deal with them as soon as I can.
I don't want to get this confused, I say i i i but i know that I can only do these things because Christ has come in and made a change in my heart mind and soul. it is because I am under His blood I am able to do these things. But I still have to choose to make the right choice.

Rom_6:16 Know e not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?


the flesh will pull on us often, but thats where dying daily comes in. we have wants and desires, things we would rather do, things that seem more fun at the time, but we yield out will to His, realize our lives are not our own and do what we know deep down we should do instead of what seems fun or enticing, or more pleasing at the time.



served self (how) --- did those things that i thought were the most fun, whatever my flesh wanted to do. I knew no boundries. I held nothing back. there was nothing to taboo I gladly tried anything. so now serving God, I should give Him my all, I should hold nothing back, there should be nothing He asks of me that i'm not willing to let go of. just as i egerly sought for new things to try, so should i now eagerly seek for new ways to draw closer and grow deeper in Him.
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James 1:14 But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

The things that are a temptation to me, may not be to someone else. The

situations that are a trial for me, may not be for someone else.

God knows my heart. He sees the things I need to have removed in order

to draw closer to Him. Not only to draw closer, but to get to a place where I can

be used by Him. John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;

so shall ye be my desciples. I need to allow God to mold me, and shape me

through trials and temptations. I am not that God brings the trials, and

temptations. However, He does allow them. Already knowing the outcome and

how it will help me grow. Purging me so I can produce more fruit.

Everything the devil means for bad, God uses for our good.

Temptations can come in alot of different forms. The one I am currently seeing

and batteling are choices. Example: I know I need to be studying, but I don't

want people in my life to feel abandoned, or to think I am being rude. So

instead of studying, I spend time with them. Some would say that isn't all bad.

At the moment I agree with them. However, there is a time for everything. If you

know you need to study, or have evening devotion, and you put God off to not

upset people. Your priorities are off.

Mat 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

If I am really concerned about their soul, and mine, the best thing I can do for

them is to consistantly live the Truth before them. Inorder to do that my

relationship with the Lord has to be my number one priority. Always.

Then when they ask me to pray for them, and they will. I can pray

the prayer of faith knowing God will hear and answer, and get the glory. I am

seeing temptations comeing up as I am presented with choices throughout the

day. The choices I make need to be in line with the Word and the Spirit. If you

just go by one or the other you will quickly be misled. 2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

The devil uses scripture, and will try to get you to feel good when you should feel

bad, and bad when you should feel good. Thats why we don't go by feeling. It is so

important to have the two witnesses, to be sure we are not being led astray.

Looking back on some struggels, trials, and teptations I have gone through. After

acusing the devil of trying to bring me into bondage,and rebuking him, then

trying to go the way I wanted to and still not finding peace. I wonder how

much of that temptation turned trial was my refusal to submit my will

in that situation to God, and be obedient to Him.Looking back I see the way I

initially thought I should go was the best way. But I didn't want to so I

said it 's bondage, it must be the devil. Then as I continued on the temptation

became a trial because it was an area of will i was not ready to submitt to God.

Thank the Lord for His mercy, longsuffering, and kindness. When I am presented

with a choice, and something is telling me I need to go a certin way I need to

verify it's God by His Word and His Spirit. It is ok to wait on God. Mat_7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Once I identify it is God, the we need to obey and not put it off. Even if it means

layingdown our will, preferance, and choice in any situation. The more I do that

the more scripture I will learn, and the more I will see the bible as a practicle road

map for life. Also the closer I will get to the Lord, and and the more of His Spirit

I will have, because I am walking circumspectly (carefully) and obeying Him. As

all that happens I believe God will tame my tongue, because I am growing closer

to Him and Him to me. James 4:8 Draw night to God and He will draw nigh to

you. Jas 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

When I am tempted God expects me to overcome and choose to do His will

(to walk in the Spirit.) We seen in james 1:3,4 the fruit hat will yeild.
Jas 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Jas 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
However, we see in James 1:15 the outcome of walking in the flesh.

Considering James 1:2-4. We should look at recognized temptations no longer with

dread expecting to fail them. but with joy, seeing them as stepping stones to draw closer to God.

If you are ever haveing trouble recognizing the right way to go, or weather something is a temptation or not, ask God for wisdom. Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
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