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And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand.
Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear. ---Ezekiel 3:4-11
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.--- 2 Corinthians 12:9
Dorcas wrote: Hello Dolores...was glad to see your post In 2 Peter 1:5-11 we are told of seven things we should "add" to our faith.one of those seven is brotherly kindness, and I see that one in you shining bright! As I understand it's meaning it is simply "love of the brethren". May we all posess this virtue not only outward toward each other but also inward in unity of heart and mind in the recognition that we possess a common life and have a common Lord and Saviour and destiny and are fighting in a common cause. All of Gods Best to you and your family.
Dolores pay close attention to what Dorcas as written you for she has gotten to the heart of the matter in God's eyes.
Our gracious God has so many ways of telling us the same truth over and over again to show us His love for us and that we should have for each other and here is another instance of God revealing to us the truth of what Dorcas told you and the rest of us:
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. ---1 Corinthians 13:13
"the West is facing the prospect of a new Cold War with Russia because that seems to be right in Putinâ€™s KGB-bred comfort zone. And the thing about a Cold War is that thereâ€™s no guarantee it wonâ€™t become a hot one."
"U.S. and Russian ambassadors exchanged sharp words at the United Nations in New York on Monday."
"What is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in Ukraine," Power continued. "It is an act of aggression. It must stop."
The Russian aggression even towards the United States is part of the increased militancy of Russia which will occur until that militancy reaches the point that Russia with a group of allies will attack Israel.
In spite of what you may have heard that Russian, with her allies, attack of Israel is what is dealt with prophetically in Ezekiel 38 and 39.
Dolores, here's some more scripture twisting, as NRC and On the nail like to call what I do (3/3/14 2:07 PM) or as Dorcas liked to put it in this thread, my "manipulating you". :
First we read, â€śBut thou hast fully known my doctrine.â€ť Paul was preeminently a teacher. He was also an evangelist, but his great gift was that of teaching, unfolding the truth that God had revealed to him for the blessing of others. Second, inasmuch as Timothy had been associated with Paul for a number of years-ever since the early days when he first began to witness for Christ-the Apostle writes to him, â€śThou hast fully known my â€¦ manner of life.â€ť
It is a pitiable thing when oneâ€™s behavior is not in accordance with his doctrine. You have heard of the preacher who preached, â€śDo as I say, but not as I do.â€ť That is a poor testimony. We cannot lift men higher than ourselves. If one is not living for God, is not walking with Christ, then he cannot be a real blessing to other people.
In writing to the Thessalonians, Paul said, long years before he wrote 2 Timothy, â€śOur gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you.
Shane wrote: A wise man will be rebuked and thank you for it. go back and look at my post. See if I falsely accused, smeared, lied, or misunderstood. if I did... Please show me where. Dopey. I ask you. Show me my error.
Shane, I wasn't talking about you But I seemed to have hit a raw nerve in your case. You got a guilty conscience or something?
If you have take it to the Lord not me.
Well, I'm off probably till late tonight or maybe early tomorrow, or maybe never if the Rapture happens before six pm est.
Christopher000 wrote: Dopey, when you continue to be cryptic and indirect, it gives me an uneasy feeling because I feel like your riddles are meant as underhanded, patronizing sarcasism that means to offend I always feel like you are trying to set me up to look like a fool, then pass judgement on on whatever my answer may be to your well planned questions.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; [a]bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.--- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Christopher, and everyone else, God's Love isn't paranoid suspecting and suspicious as many here seem to think. God's love in the heart believes God is out to bless them no matter what. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Chris ask God to fill you with God's love and believe He will and you won't be afraid of me, or any question of mine.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.---Proverbs 27:17
John UK, are you in a sharpening mood?
A couple of weeks ago I took stock of some things. I noticed that I had four computers, two of which I bought new about a year and a half ago and neither of which I had ever used.
I also had one used one I had bought about a year and a half ago and which I had used a couple of times.
I also had one about 10 to 11 years old which I used about 99% of the time including all of any time I spent on the internet, thus including SermonAudio.
Perhaps I thought I needed one for each hand and each foot
Well John if you care to sharpen, I will respond; if anyone else tries it until you have I will ignore him/her.
Dopey2, you are a hoot. You really are
Dopey2: "Everyone sees you for who you are, except you. Wonder why?"
I invite Dolores, JohnYurick, SteveR, and John UK to respond to what you have stated. If one of them responds differently to what you have stated we will know your analytical powers ("Everyone") leave a lot to be desired and you need a serious rest."
God's word to Dopey wrote: ... 2 Peter 3:16 ......in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
You are a hoot, you really are
I am afraid you can't get away from your foolish claim to be God!
The heading reads God's word to Dopey and you wrote the heading thus you are in fact stating you are God, but I doubt that you realized that when you wrote it. Liars and people of little knowledge generally haven't got a clue what they are really doing.
By the way I suggest you pay attention to what you wrote:
2 Peter 3:16 ......in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
you give evidence of being one of most "unlearned and unstable" ones I have come across at SermonAudio.
Biblical eschatology can be divided into two categories: personal eschatology and general eschatology. Personal eschatology addresses the subjects of death, hell, and resurrection. General eschatology addresses the timing of events such as the tribulation and millennium.
You say you are God, I don't say that I am God. So, you might want to take some of your own advice that you give:
Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds
You say you are God, I don't say I am God. I am a sinner saved by Grace through faith. You are clearly lying by saying you are God. Care to explain your claim to be God further? Why should I take advice from a liar. Satan quotes Scripture.
You say, passing yourself off as God, :
My verdict on you:
Acts 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
The problem is you are not God, but a liar, so your "verdict" is the verdict of a liar and is in fact a lie thus totally worthless.
Lurker: "I have no choice but to part ways with you and I respectfully ask that you respect my decision by not posting to me."
Dopey: Lurker, I have respectfully considered your request in the light of scripture and this is the answer I have received:
God: "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."--- Acts 5:29
God: "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces."---2 Kings 2:11-12
Dopey: Lurker do you notice in 2 Kings 2:11-12 that Elijah got raptured?
What do you think Elijah's rapture is witnessing to Lurker?
God: "And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy."---Ezekiel 8:3
Dopey: Lurker do you notice in Ezekiel 8:3 that Ezekiel got raptured?
What do you think Ezekiel's rapture is witnessing to Lurker?
Christopher000 wrote: ...I think this is where the buck stops for most because its no easy thing to supress the lusts of the flesh or intellectual pride.
God: "And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."--- 1 Corinthians 8:2
God: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."--- 1 Corinthians 10:13