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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from busdrvrlinda54 in God will bless Assyria...   
    Thanks for your thoughts bro. Alan. I agree that he is promoting his own agenda, just as others before him have promoted their own pet agendas. But as far as destroying OLB, it's not going to happen. All the others with their own agendas have come and gone without affecting any change in this forum's purpose or even succeeding in changing the minds of those here who know what they believe and why they believe it. Inevitably they are all seen for what they really are; trouble makers.
    He has already got one moderator warning, it's just a matter of time before he does himself in. Speaking of things such as warnings, I see that he has 14 minus points on his reputation; I may be wrong but I do think that this is a record. I can't remember even seeing one minus point for anyone else on this board.
    Please notice that I say these things publicly and to avoid being accused of talking behind a brother's back. I don't think he is beyond hope, God is in the business of changing people, therefore while there is life there is hope. I cannot help but think that not having one person agree with his agenda and so many in opposition to it that it may have a positive affect on him at some point.
     Mr 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Alan in God will bless Assyria...   
    Jim,
    I appreciate your thoughts, admonition, and encouragement.
    Alan
    Roby said, ""Everybody happy now?"
    Sarcasm does not indicate to other people your sincerity nor does it diffuse a situation already inflamed by previous missteps.
     
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in God will bless Assyria...   
    Thanks for your thoughts bro. Alan. I agree that he is promoting his own agenda, just as others before him have promoted their own pet agendas. But as far as destroying OLB, it's not going to happen. All the others with their own agendas have come and gone without affecting any change in this forum's purpose or even succeeding in changing the minds of those here who know what they believe and why they believe it. Inevitably they are all seen for what they really are; trouble makers.
    He has already got one moderator warning, it's just a matter of time before he does himself in. Speaking of things such as warnings, I see that he has 14 minus points on his reputation; I may be wrong but I do think that this is a record. I can't remember even seeing one minus point for anyone else on this board.
    Please notice that I say these things publicly and to avoid being accused of talking behind a brother's back. I don't think he is beyond hope, God is in the business of changing people, therefore while there is life there is hope. I cannot help but think that not having one person agree with his agenda and so many in opposition to it that it may have a positive affect on him at some point.
     Mr 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from John Young in God will bless Assyria...   
    Thanks for your thoughts bro. Alan. I agree that he is promoting his own agenda, just as others before him have promoted their own pet agendas. But as far as destroying OLB, it's not going to happen. All the others with their own agendas have come and gone without affecting any change in this forum's purpose or even succeeding in changing the minds of those here who know what they believe and why they believe it. Inevitably they are all seen for what they really are; trouble makers.
    He has already got one moderator warning, it's just a matter of time before he does himself in. Speaking of things such as warnings, I see that he has 14 minus points on his reputation; I may be wrong but I do think that this is a record. I can't remember even seeing one minus point for anyone else on this board.
    Please notice that I say these things publicly and to avoid being accused of talking behind a brother's back. I don't think he is beyond hope, God is in the business of changing people, therefore while there is life there is hope. I cannot help but think that not having one person agree with his agenda and so many in opposition to it that it may have a positive affect on him at some point.
     Mr 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to John Young in Revelation   
    Revelation 21:8 refers to those who feared to put their trust in God. It does not mean everyone who has a feeling of fear. Those who trust in God for all things will be given courage to follow him even in times they are afraid to do so. If we fear God more than man then we will not be afraid to put our trust and faith in God.
    Psalm 40:1-4 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

    Revelation 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

    Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
    2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
    2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to DaveW in Revelation   
    Context is always helpful.
    Rev 21:4-8
    (4)  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    (5)  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    (6)  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
    (7)  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
    (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.
     
    Note in the first place that God shall wipe away all tears, etc.
    That is because (in vs 5) God makes all things new.
    In vs 6 it tells us that the way that God makes all things new is to give to "them that thirst, the water of life".
    In various places it explains what the water of life is:
    Joh 4:13-14
    (13)  Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
    (14)  But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
     
    So vs 8 is talking of those who HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED by the water of life, the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Further to that, if we look at the last part of the previous chapter we see:
    Rev 20:15
    (15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
     
    Vs 8 is not talking about daily fears, nor about the fear of the Lord, but is talking about those who have not been changed by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, and are therefore still judged to be in sin of various sorts.
    By the way, what is your understanding of salvation and Jesus Christ?
    It is a simple thing to be saved:
    Rom 10:9-10
    (9)  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    (10)  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
     
    If you want to see some more verses or if you would like some explanation, various here will be happy to help.
     
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to DaveW in Bible/New Testament   
    Actually, you may have missed them, but they are there.
    Mat_8:25  And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
    When they were in the boat in the storm.
    Mat_14:17  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
    Mat_15:33  And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
    Mat_16:7  And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
    Mat_17:19  Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
    Mat_19:27  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
    Mat_20:22  But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
    Mat_26:17  Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
     
    Mar_4:38  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
    Mar_6:37  He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
    Mar_8:16  And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.
    Mar_9:28  And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
    Mar_9:38  And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
    Mar_10:28  Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
    Mar_10:35  And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. (and vs 37 and 39)
    Mar_14:12  And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
    This is only a simple search of Matthew and Mark (as they were the ones that you specifically mentioned), and as you can see there are a multitude of times that the Disciples said "We".
     
    I hope that has answered your question?
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in God will bless Assyria...   
    Bro. Alan, I think there is still a misunderstanding. Mr. Roby did not make that mess of corrections and strike-outs, that was done by me.
    I'm going to try to make this plainer and perhaps will need to delete some posts that were posted in thinking that Mr. Roby did the corrections.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to HappyChristian in Hubs in the hospital...   
    Thank you for continuing to pray. It means a great deal.
    Jerry, not only am I glad to see you back, I appreciate you taking the time to read this mini-book and the prayer!
    Jim, I will pass that on to him. Knowing godly people are praying is the best encouragement we could get! 
    1Tim, thank you. There isn't a lot of change since my last post. Except that Randy told me last night that his INR had actually been 1.8 on Friday.  His hospitalist (a doctor who works only in a hospital) told me Randy needs to get a hematologist here in the area (the one who dealt with his issues 2 years ago is in Seattle). So that's on the list. He needs one to be the best guide with his clotting issues. 
    Far too many regular doctors have pushed for Randy to change from Warfarin, but Dr. Picozzi (the Seattle hematologist), Dr. Roop, and another hematologist Dr. Roop spoke with [he also talked with Dr. P] all agree that Warfarin is the best for his situation. Oftimes those with Factor V do better with another ant-coagulant (both of Randy's brothers who are now on them use different ones - and, of course, their doctors have said Warfarin isn't best LOL). But Randy has two genes of it rather than just one, so Warfarin will stay.  I'm glad - as Dr. P said, Warfarin (coumadin) is the oldest and best known anti-coagulant, and the easiest to work with in case of a brain bleed (ugh...just the thought...). 
    I've learned a lot that I never even wanted to know! hehe - but I guess that's true of every part of our life's journey.
    I am really thankful for the great medical care he has received. Even if I disagree with their take on Warfarin, they have been wonderful to him.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from HappyChristian in Hubs in the hospital...   
    Thank you LuAnne. Please tell Randy that I have been praying diligently both morning and evening for his healing. I just wish I were closer to you to be able to provide some help, support and encouragement. 
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from John Young in God will bless Assyria...   
    From Online Baptist Rules: "Feel free to quote the Bible, if you do we ask that you use the KJV. This is done to avoid confusion.
    The Administrators and Moderators of this site believe that the KJV is Gods preserved Word for the English speaking people, and we ask that you respect that and use the KJV when quoting scripture."
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Salyan in Antichrist will come from   
    I agree that that's how the term originated. However, by the New Testament times, and perhaps before, it was used both for traditional Judea, and for all Israel as a whole (particularly by outsiders).
    Example of the word 'Jew' used to refer to non-Judaic tribes:
    John 6:41,52 (Capernaum, Galilee)
    Examples of the word 'Jew' used to refer to corporate Israel:
    Matthew 2:2-6 (the wise men referred to the one that 'should rule Israel' as 'the King of the Jews')
    John 2:13; 5:1 (The Passover & feasts were not given only to Judah/Benjamin/Levi, but to all Israel)
    Romans 3:9, 29, 9:24; 1 Cor. 1:22-24; 10:32, 12:13 (Jews as opposed to Gentiles, which are commonly understood to be non-Israelitish peoples).
    Galatians 1:13-14 (Reference to the Jews religion - while centered in Jerusalem, it was never only a Judean religion)
    Basically any reference to synagogues or Jews in Asia or Europe.  I think it's a stretch to assume that the only reference we have to those following Judaism or identified as Jews in these parts of the world were only from 3 tribes. 
    Frankly, long before the New Testament times, I suspect that all the references in Esther to 'Jews' referred to them corporately. We know that many tribes were removed to Persia; are we to assume that the national identity was sustained in exile to such a great extent that they were not all affected by these events? All modern Jews - most of whom have no idea which tribe they are descended from - celebrate Purim just as all Jews were told to do in Esther 9.
     
    That's arguing from silence. 
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Matt Souza in God will bless Assyria...   
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I definitely don't speak that style of English or any style of English of any translation.  Also, if I picked the Bible based upon my area's style, I would be using the ebonics Bible and it would have no grammatical structure, spelling errors, abbreviations, and not use complete sentences.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to robycop3 in Mid Tribulation fleeing of Israel   
    Sure!
    Ezekiel 38:1  Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
     
    14 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “On that day when My people Israel dwell safely, will you not know it? 15 Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great company and a mighty army. 
      Drawing a line due north from Jerusalem, the next major nation that line reacher is Russia!
    "Gomer" was the Cimmerians of what's now southern Russia & the area of Galatia & Cappadocia
    "Togarmah" was an ancestor people of several Turkish peoples and of southeast Anatolia. And i'm sure you know that Magog, Rosh, Meshach & Tubal were all peoples of what's now Russia. In ancient times they had at least one leader called Gog, so the prophecy must be about a modern Russian leader.  I'm sure  you know the current nations named in this prophecy are all Islamic, as are the peoples descended from those old, no-longer-extant nations. In the future,  when they're disarmed, they'll still have plenty of petrodollars, while even now we see Russia is money-strapped, barely able to sustain its military. Russia doesn't exactly care for Israel either, so it won't be hard for the Muslim nations involved to hire Russia to arm & lead them to war.
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Jerry in The Valley Of Faith   
    The Valley Of Faith
    (Based on Psalm 23)

    The Lord is my Shepherd.
    He’s proven faithful throughout the years.
    Though I walk through death’s dark valley,
    His grace calmly soothes all my fears.

    As I closely follow His leading,
    He provides for my every need.
    Oh, the waters are so peaceful,
    And the pastures are rich indeed!

    When I get weary and heavy laden,
    When the labour of love takes its toll,
    I go to the Shepherd for refreshing,
    And He gently restores my soul.

    As I lean upon the Shepherd,
    He guides me in the path that's right.
    When the shadows seem so gloomy,
    The Lord is my Lamp and my Light.

    The Shepherd's name is so precious;
    Like ointment poured forth to me.
    Jesus' name means He's the "Saviour",
    And He gives life abundantly.

    Yea, though I walk through this valley,
    No sudden fears will bar my way.
    His rod and staff are there to guide me,
    And bring me back whenever I stray.

    Though my enemies may surround me,
    My Lord, omnipotent, still provides,
    And though evil forces may assail me,
    Within, God's perfect peace still abides.

    Anointed with God's Spirit,
    And overflowing with His love,
    My cup indeed is running over
    With showers of blessing from above.

    Amazed with His goodness and mercy,
    By His grace, in this pasture, I roam.
    How I rejoice to see that day
    When the Good Shepherd leads me home.

    October 12th, 2001
    Jerry Bouey

    I Am the Good Shepherd:
    the Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep.
    I Am the Good Shepherd, and know My sheep,
    and am known of Mine.
    My sheep hear My voice, and I know them,
    and they follow Me:
    And I give unto them eternal life;
    and they shall never perish,
    neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
    John 10:11, 14, 27-28
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from Alan in God will bless Assyria...   
    From Online Baptist Rules: "Feel free to quote the Bible, if you do we ask that you use the KJV. This is done to avoid confusion.
    The Administrators and Moderators of this site believe that the KJV is Gods preserved Word for the English speaking people, and we ask that you respect that and use the KJV when quoting scripture."
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to robycop3 in God will bless Assyria...   
    Isaiah 19:  23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
    This editing was done by an administrator. and a full correction by me, robycop3. Everybody happy now?
       I think God will bless Egypt after He finishes punishing them for their idolatry & other sins, because of their close relationship with the first Israelis while Jacob & Joseph lived. But I'm wondering why God will bless Assyria. Furthermore, I wonder who the descendants of the Assyrians are today. I assume they may still live in Iraq her neighbors,  but then that's only a guess. I know there are some tribes who call themselves Assyrians, but their claims seem somewhat dubious.
     
      Anyone have any knowledge ot ideas why God will bless Assyria, and/or who the Assyrians are today?
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to 2bLikeJesus in Hiding From Plain Sight   
    As the sound man at my church I offered and he accepted copies of my pastors sermons sent to him in CD form.  At least he will get some preaching better than most of drivel you hear on our local "christian" radio.  I also directed him to KNVBC Radio for some wonderful preaching as well.
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to HappyChristian in Hiding From Plain Sight   
    When our son was younger, I babysat so that I could stay at home with him. Sadly, a number of fellow members thought that meant that 50 cents/hr (with both parents working) was sufficient to pay me, you know, since they wanted someone to "do it for the Lord." I have to say, though, that I babysat for a few who were absolutely wonderful.
    We have hesitated in the past from asking another member to do something, lest they think we want it free. Hubs is always careful to let that person know we expect to pay the going rate. 
     
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to 2bLikeJesus in Hiding From Plain Sight   
    I was out soul winning today and ran into a man that had a very solid testimony of salvation entirely by grace through faith with no works.  When I asked what church he goes to, he replied "I can't go to church anywhere unless it's at least a 100 miles away and I can completely hide my profession".  Fearing the worst like he ran one of the local Marijuana dispensaries legal here in Oregon, I asked what is his profession.  He said, "I am a Family Practice Physician".  If I am in a church, as soon as that is found out my phone never stops ringing at all hours of the day and night from church members all wanting and expecting free medical advice and care, or at the least preferential treatment for appointments so their loved one bumps automatically to the top of any wait list.  The abuse I get is so extreme I have stayed away from any churches for years now, though I really miss the preaching.
    I was shocked.  Could this actually be true of most churches?  If so, shame on us!
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Jerry in Sinking In The Mire   
    Sinking In The Mire
    Jeremiah 38:6a Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords.
    The prophet Jeremiah's enemies gathered together against him, seeking to put him to death. As a result, he was cast into the dungeon, where he began to sink in the mire. 
    Jeremiah 38:6b And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
    Adversities and afflictions will often seem to rise against us, much like Jeremiah's enemies rose against him. Left with no firm footing, you may find yourself sinking in the mire of despair, overwhelmed and oppressed. In the midst of discouragement, your eyes fail you of tears, your voice chokes up and your cry to the gates of Heaven seems to come to no avail, and it becomes harder to look up to the Lord in hope. 
    Psalms 69:1-3 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
    Isaiah 38:14a Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward:
    But the Lord has not forsaken you, He has not forgotten you, He has not left you to face these trials alone or in your own strength. He is only waiting for you to cry out to Him in faith. Will you look to Him to deliver you from your trouble? Will you trust Him? 
    The following quote from the book of Lamentations very likely expresses Jeremiah's prayer from this same dungeon, where he was literally sinking in the mire: 
    Lamentations 3:52-56 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause. They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me. Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off. I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon. Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
    Isaiah 38:14b O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
    Psalms 56:3-4 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
    Jeremiah 38:7-10 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin; Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king, saying, My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city. Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
    Just like King Zedekiah sent his servant Ebedmelech to rescue Jeremiah from his affliction, so too will you find that the Lord God will send His servant (whatever He may choose, however He may choose - according to His will) to help you in your distress. (Note: the name Ebedmelech literally means "servant of the King".) 
    When the mire seems the deepest and you are ready to give up, you will find your Heavenly Father is still at work behind the scenes, setting in motion the plan that will release you from your imprisonment. 
    Psalms 91:14-16 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
    Lamentations 3:57-58 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not. O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.
    Jeremiah 38:11-13 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah. And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so. So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
    Keep your focus on the Lord Jesus Christ, trust in Him and His Word - and like Jeremiah was drawn out of the mire of his prison, so too will you be drawn up out of the mire and the waters that have flooded your soul. 
    Drawn With Cords 
    Hosea 11:4a I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love.
    Drawn From Above 
    Psalms 18:16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
    Set Upon A Rock 
    Psalms 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
    Whatever the situation your are facing now, when it seems that your soul is sinking deep in the mire, look above - and let Jesus draw you up out of that prison of despair, and set your feet back upon the solid rock! Only in Him will you find the firm footing to face the trials of life.
    Love Lifted Me
    (Lyrics: James Rowe)

    I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
    Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
    But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry,
    From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

    Chorus:
    Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
    When nothing else could help
    Love lifted me!

    Souls in danger look above, Jesus completely saves,
    He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves.
    He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
    He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.
    November 19th/05 
    Jerry Bouey
    http://www.earnestlycontending.com/ewministries/jerry/sinkinginthemire.html
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to Jerry in Nausea   
    Trying to read some prayer requests, but my health lately has been giving me some nausea daily. Please pray that it is not too overwhelming right now. Got a few hours left of this night shift. Don’t want to move too much right now, ugh.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to DaveW in Goofs and booboos in the KJV.   
    We are sure that the KJV is correct and more easily understandable in this matter.
    Certainly more correct than your conjecture about something that is nowhere indicated in Scripture.
    Your argument is based on nothing of consequence and designed to cause doubt, not clarity.
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    Jim_Alaska got a reaction from John Young in Goofs and booboos in the KJV.   
    When I was first saved over forty years ago, I was taught first the basics of reading and studying the Bible. One of the first basics I remember is being taught that the italicized words were words that were added to facilitate the readers understanding. Silly me I thought everybody knew this, but I guess I was wrong.
    Now, for someone to come along at this late date and insist that this basic feature of italicized words is adding to Scripture, is disingenuous at best and deceitful at the worst.
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    Jim_Alaska reacted to HappyChristian in Old and unmarried   
    Oh, I would definitely agree that culture influences the way men treat women. And please note I didn't say any man, of any society, would suddenly realize the worth of a woman. Maturity in the Christian faith takes time - and often in cultures where women are devalued it takes more time. And, yes, the mind is still filled with what one has been taught. That is where proper discipleship comes in. Christians need to be taught how to renew and wash their minds so that they can love and obey God properly...and then love women properly. It is also true in the reverse, because in far too many countries women are the heads in their relationships. Every adult that has been saved has baggage of some kind, no matter the culture in which they have been raised. And the only way to unpack that baggage is via God's Word - the study, application, and obedience of it.
    Sadly, modern America has allowed "assimilation" to the point where people keep their culture and spread it as more from their culture immigrate here. A solid example of that is Islam. There are cities in this country in which Islam rules, and Sharia law is being pushed. That is a politico-religious ideology that definitely denigrates women. I know of men who have been saved and allowed God to change them - and they have become godly husbands and fathers. Not suddenly, though. Change takes time; it begins at conversion, but conversion begins the journey, it is not the final step.
    Sadly, as well, more and more men here in America are neither godly nor even moral. And that does influence how they treat women. As does how their fathers and/or significant men in their lives treat women. And even how their mothers act, whether or not they are moral (no, I'm not saying that it's all the woman's fault, but far too many men have gone wonky because their mothers are immoral). Because this can be publicly read, I will not mention names, but someone I know very well had a mother who constantly had men over while he was growing up. While he didn't beat his wife (wives), he was not faithful. He's married to wife #4, but he has also had a number of mistresses. And he does not believe that most women are/can be faithful to their husbands.  That's baggage that can only be overcome by salvation and proper growth.
    Yes, here in America women used to be considered "expired" at a relatively early age - I believe it was 20 or so, so I would have been considered an old maid at 26.  I don't have  a problem with marriages that take place when one is at least 18. With one caveat: that the ones getting married are saved, right with God, and growing in Him. Early age or older, God must be central.
     
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