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Cont. Looked up and saw this guy in the aisle next to that one. I was surprised and a little creepy. I moved to another section and so did he. Well, I put everything back and quivkly left the store, got in my car and left. I do not encourage attention from men but neither am I unfriendly but this time I was actually frightened by his attention. I believe we should listen to our inner sense of danger and react accordingly even if we only have a " feeling".
Unprofitable Servant, I agree with you and was thinking the same thing. These raptist are very different from the average male who watches porn. Just like a serial killer not only rapes but also kills the victim as Ted Bundy did. I read that Ted Bundy watched porn at an early age and then he moved on to rape and killing. I think Ladybug was right in that women are to dress to not draw attention to herself by dressing provocative. In a pew right in front of us at church, a woman was wearing a very low cut top. When leaving she turned completely around and facing my husband, she bent over to pick up her things and it was so bad that I thought how dare her to do this to entice maybe, because I thought is she ever going to get her things and turn back around. I am always amazed at the way women( even Christian) dress so immodest. Most don't but some do.A few years ago I had something happen to me, that was pretty weird and a little scary. I dress modest and nice. I was going into a store to buy a few things and on my way in a guy was going toward his car parked behind mine and as he passed me he stared at me and saw him get in his car. I went on in and being used to men looking at me in a harmless way, thought nothing more but yet a little odd. Went to get some items in pharmacy part
Jim, do you think congress will ever agree to stop this and is America under God's Judgements as of now? You know I don't worry about who will be our next President because God is the one that sets kings on their thrones and removes them. I will vote according to my beliefs but that's all I can do.God is still in control.
I wonder, if those planning to abort a baby, now that it is pretty clear what is done to these aborted babies, will have even a twinge of guilt or remorse over what they plan to do? If the women cease to abort, they would no longer be in business.
I read Matthew Henry's commentary everyday in my Quiet Time. He is saying the same thing I have said. You cannot tell for sure who in the physical church belongs to God, that's His business not ours and final judgement comes from Him. The Holy Spirit's job is to convict, God's job is to judge, our job is to love.Quoted by Billy Graham. Why is it so hard for some to see this?? Because Satan's job is to keep us looking around at others ( Pharisees) and comparing ourselves to them and saying," what a good boy I am, compared to this tare" rather than examining our ownselves and asking am I being wheat, salt and light doing good works and laying up treasures in heaven. By the way, you skipped right over how wealthy people can be a good steward and be blessed as well by God. You cause a lot more harm by trying to figure out who is a tare and proceeding to call him a hypocrite and false prophet, and having an evil spirit. Scary, because you will be judged as you bring judgement on others.
I never really understood the parable of the wheat and tares but I see God is warning the servant to not try to pullup the tares but to leave them alone or he might pull up the wheat also. There are plenty that are doing damage to the wheat while thinking they are destroying the tares. Clear now that God will do that on Judgement day and He alone can do this. Only rich people love money, The love of money causes peoplerich or poor to cheat, steal and murder to get the money they love or have material things that belong to someone else. Judas was a follower of Jesus and kept the money bag for the group that was to be given to the poor just so he could steal from it. Poor, yes. Greedy yes. Loved money, yes enough to sell Jesus out for 20 pieces of silver. Abraham was very wealthy but who took the best land to settle in, his nephew, Lot. Didn't want disputes among the servants who were arguing over rights to the land and water for their animals, is why they had to seperate. Abraham was very generous.No love of money there. Job another rich man and after he lost everything he passed through the trial and was finally given it all back 3 times over.wow God blessed him with all that money??!! Restored his health even.
I agree with Christropher, even an atheist can have morals and some are even better at that than some Christians. Paul said that we can't get saved through our works( keeping the law) We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. As a matter of fact an atheists can judge the Christian's lfe by his and say he is a better person so why do I need God. The standard we will be judged by is God's not each others'. It would take a very cold, heartless person to do these abortions, someone without a conscience I would think. You have to wonder how do these people sleep at night. But even more disturbing is how does the woman allow it to be done in the first place.
Hi Christropher, blessings to you and your family. Lol, yes I, too was wondering where she saw me as self righteous. Penned and I always see differently on this and I respect her views. She is my dear sister and worry about offending her. I was just backing up what Dave from Oz said and that is my belief as I studied prophecy through the years. off the topic but have to tell you I got my first letter from the little boy that I sponsor. He asked me if I play soccor I can say as a young girl I did play and was even captain of my team. He also drew me a picture of a yellow bird. I can't believe how much it meant to me to hear from him. Thanks again for your help.
Penned it couldn't have already occured read the whole chapter of Matt: 24 and then tell me all these things have already happened that Jesus said would occur after the Abomination of desolation. Sorry, but I can't see it. Not saying I am right and you are wrong. You have insight into things that I don't ..others also and we learn from each other. Not asking anyone to agree with me because it's not that important to debate on. Like Dave pointed out, only God knows for sure, all we are suppose to do is work until He comes while it's still day.
Cont.Another scripture, that I find interesting is v32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When it's branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. V33 "So you also, when you see all these things( chapter24) know thatit is vey near- at the doors!" I have liked to study prophecy and now I see so much of it coming to pass. Israel back in her homeland and preparing to rebuild the temple etc. I don't dwell on it but enough is now happening to warn those that need it to get ready. Penned, I know others may see things different than I do and what you said is very much something we need to think on. We all have something to give on this issue.
The temple has to be rebuilt in order for some prophesy to be fulfilled. How can the Anti Christ set himself up in the temple to be worshipped as god if the temple is not there and sacrifices occuring. No one is saying that this right, of course it is very wrong and they will suffer the consquences through the Anti Christ. The middle east is where this will be focused as I understand Bible prophecy. I have always said to keep our eyes on Jesus( even had a dream where Jesus himself told me to keep my eyes on Him as I face trials in this life) We are speaking of end times and prophecy here. In Matt:24, Jesus tells his disciples "the signs of the Times and the End of the Age.'v15 Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place"( whoever reads, let him understand)v16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.v21 For then there will be great tribulation, such has not been seen since the beginning of the world until this time, nor ever shall be. I se things unfolding in Israel that are the fulfillment of so many prophecy scriptures. Times are getting darker and we need to stay awake and aware and ready for anything. Amen??
Btw, Tozer points out that he is not giving steps123 if that's what you are looking for you will be disappointed. He just helps you understand the whole concept of this gift and clears up a lot of misconceptions, that if you are truly seeking for answers.
I am reading a booklet by A.W. Tozer," How to be Filled With the Holy Spirit." Answers a lot of the questions that Dave from Oz asked and funny thing I used the same arguments that others use. Never heard before about this fullness of the Holy Spirit but my hunger and need overcame my doubts. You don't have to beg or bang on a chair or any of that. Tozer brought out that Satan will do anything to keep you in the dark even to giving an aura of strangeness and weirdness surrounding those who have His infilling. To make you fearful and distrusting of the whole experience. He doesn't want us recieving what Jesus promised to send back to us after His resurrection. The most wonderful gift of all which changed the disciples from fearful followers into bold witnesses for Him. Read the little 34 page book by Tozer and you will get a much clearer picture of this wonderful gift.
Btw. It's a person, Jesus Christ, not a religion, that has been my happiness even in the midst of the sustained crucifixion which John UK brought out. It does not mean happiness as some mean it. Happiness has to do with circumstances. Times good, happy, things going wrong unhappy. No we as Christians are going to have even more perscutions as time moves closer to the end. We are not all going to be rich or in good health. You will have these times of suffering and tears from the hurts of life. The difference is the peace that passeth all understanding. A joy in knowing that you will get through this, that even when you can't trace His hand, you can trust His heart. The knowledge that we are just passing through this world, it's knowing we have another home waiting on us that we can't even imagine how it will be. Paul said there are no words to describe it. Can't imagine going through this life without God.
Our church sends out mission groups to different spots of the world. We have two groups gone now. Recent trips have been to help build a church in Guatemala and since there are dentists, doctors etc. in our church, they go on mission trips also.I think it's a wonderful ministry that Paul Rand is in.
Kudos to this governor. Our church is very involved in Pro Life here and the women's ministry has baby showers for the women who decide to keep their babies. The pastor's daughter who is not able to have any more babies because of a health issue. On facebook the other day Bro. Jeff and his wife said they were the proud grandparents of a new baby girl and had a picture of her saying the mother decided not to keep her. To make the story even more special to me the baby was black and they are white. So there are parents out there that can't have children and would love to have one of those that are now being aborted.