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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I read it all but these two areas I could identify with most. The first quote is something I came to realize, the intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ and in Christ alone. The second quote I have sufficient means for all my needs. Now, this said, I'm still being sanctified. I think the Lord is working  in the hearts of His own to prepare us for His soon meeting with us. Thank you for your openness and honesty.
    I've just recently had a realization of a lack of prayer but mine is a need to pray always, especially during difficulties no matter how much I would like to 'handle' it myself. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to wretched in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    Indeed, I have a story about how Scripture (unadulterated by men) changed my future and the futures of my sphere of influence. For over 30 years I was deceived by a "gospel message" that counted the costs of my belief for me.
    Everything changed eight years ago. I began an experiment based on God's Word. God tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It doesn't say by reading, it says by "hearing". I know, seems like a semantics argument but in the reality of practice it is far from it.
    At first I had to force myself to listen but it did not take long at all before I started hearing truths I had never heard before from any preacher ever. Quickly I became immersed in listening in prayer as dots started connecting and even the most widely held fundamentalist teachings were exposed by God's Word as false.
    After a short few months of listening intently in prayer several hours a day, even while commuting, the crushing weight of the Spirit's conviction and my fake profession became clearer and clearer to me. You see it was context that became crystal clear in passages unlike anything I experienced before. In addition to context, listening prayerfully cross references Scripture in your mind much more than before. This of course, prompted in depth study.
    I soon discovered that I had only been taught bits and pieces of God's Word, plucked out of context, isolated and declared "sound doctrine". I had been given a vaccine AGAINST the true Gospel of our Lord. I was brainwashed into religion in Jesus' Name, and not yet born again by the Spirit of God.
    I also realized that I was working the works of men to be seen of them more than anything else. I realized that I had merely added religion in Jesus' name to my life, made the symptoms of sin less noticeable outwardly and followed the preaching from the pulpits. Nearly every supposedly Bible-based doctrine I had been repeatedly taught by men started to unravel as fiction. Leading the pack of apostasy is the fake "gospel" of a fictional "jesus". What God's Spirit taught me through listening first and foremost is men's outrageous audacity to proclaim any other person as born again. The Spirit's stark reality hit me: Every person proclaimed saved by men ARE TARES created by tares - just like I was.
    The Spirit's witness with my spirit did not exist. Only religious brainwashing did. I kept the sword, I kept my ambitions for a better temporary life and success according to men and I kept those ambitions for my children, continuing to store treasure on earth for our futures and kept my ego alive and well away from church, in other words, all the cares of this life. Oh, but I went to "church" 3 times a week and gave my 10% as instructed, working various ministries over the years.
    The new birth cannot be witnessed by others according to God, only the affects of regeneration are noticeable to others and these affects are not what I was lead to believe by men. The new birth is intimate and personal between a believer and our Lord and cannot be dictated, reinforced, witnessed or proclaimed by others. No where in Scripture is reassurance ever given to any believer by men. Nor is any person ever declared saved by men. Only our Lord made any declaration of this sort because it is a matter of the heart, invisible to men.
    The Spirit showed me that this cheapened "gospel" of these last days in which salvation is proclaimed but disciples are never made is a counterfeit gospel not contained in contextual Scripture. Plenty of "converts" and even preachers are produced but no crucified with Christ disciples.
    Our Lord taught in His Gospels and reiterated throughout the NT that only those whose Spirit's desire is to overcome the world as HE DID are truly His. Christ's Example is the antithesis of the natural man. Not resisting evil, not rendering railing for railing, not taking up arms, turning the other cheek, giving to all who ask, meekness (the absence of ego), mercy, peacemaking, etc. This is the Spirit of Christ. If that isn't you yet, then get busy and get away from the noise of the harlots and their adulterous, convoluted teachings. Focus only on his Word while there is still time and there isn't much time left. Stop counting the costs in this soon to end world. At the very least, this will strengthen your faith in every way and with these trying times, that is exactly what everyone needs right now. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I used to pray every time before reading the Bible. For some reason I've stopped though sometimes I'll pray during reading. Prayer has always been a struggle for me.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    Me too, countless times prior understanding of scriptures changed by further study in God's Word. How many times I missed the need to ask God to help me understand, sadly they are countless too.
    I just read in Spurgeon's Morning by Morning today, "Prayer is always the preface to blessing. It goes before the blessing as the blessing's shadow. When the sunlight of God's mercies rises upon our necessities, it casts the shadow of prayer far down upon the plain."
    "How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!" [Proverbs 16:16]
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Ukulelemike in Mark 16:9   
    It is kind of moot, if I understand properly what you're asking, 'Did Christ, being resurrected the first day, change the Sabbath from the seventh day to the first'? Is that correct?
    The sabbath never changed, it Is, and always was, the seventh day. However, it was not always a 'day of worship', as we see them coming together in the synagogues to do. Originally it was set as a day of rest, to stay home and not go ANYWHERE. Apparently that changed, out of necessity, during their time in bondage in Babylon, when the synagogue was invented.
    As for why we assemble in the first day of the week, rather than the seventh, it is because that is the day Christ was resurrected. While they may not record that as the reason, (of course, their first church met every day), yet within the next century, Christina writers declared that to be the reason, as a perpetual memorial to His resurrection. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    I heard a preacher once say that Jeremiah is a good book to study for the man of God in the latter days or who is laboring in a very hard area. This is because despite all his preaching and crying over souls Jeremiah only had one convert and that was Baruch. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to 360watt in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    Reading through Jeremiah,  I got a renewed perspective on the judgment God was giving Israel.
    Before I was thinking worldly, looking at the judgment as too harsh and to much punishment being repeated..
    Then I realised first.. since God is doing something about Israel's idolatry, He is showing He cares for Israel.
    Second, God was forewarning what would happen to Israel/Judah. He didn't just wipe them out, do the judgment. Even though they were doing evil God gave them many chances to turn to Him.
    Third, the forewarning can be read as God crying out to Israel with a broken heart... as Jeremiah was in that state of broken hearted ness.
    So Jeremiah,  despite the judgment and warnings can be read as  a love letter
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Scripture - what was the effect on you?   
    So, do you have a scripture which recently or previously influenced you or made a positive change in you. How did it provide, reproof, correction, instruction, confirmation, encouraging, or joy?
    Nothing too personal, use some discretion for the audience sake.
    Recently, more than one verse...
    When your morning devotion falls on Psalms 139 self-reflection comes easily to any who walk the pilgrim’s way. If tears blur your reading before you’re half way through the twenty-four verses, it’s understandable. David states that the Lord has searched him and known him within the first six verses. Then, in the last two verses he asks for God to do it again. "23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." The first six remind me of my salvation and the last two remind me of the need for continuing sanctification. This David (I) can identify well with the David of this Psalm. I received reproof (I know I will fail God's search of me), confirmation (God is at work molding me) , encouragment (God cares and reveals my needs), and joy (tears and thanksgiving because God loves me). I know it was long but what a blessing it was to me?
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Proverbs   
    "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush".
    This is how the PA town Bird-in-Hand got its name. The Quakers who settled there were heading to Philadelphia but liked the area so much they said the above quote so stayed where they were at.
    Personally, I've made a few life decisions based on this maxim.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Proverbs   
    When travelling by air:
    "Any landing you can walk away from is a good one."
    Gerald R. Massie in 1944 after the crash-landing of his B-17 while serving as a photographer.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Proverbs   
    Every morning you wake-up is a successful day.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Quotations Anyone?   
    I heard this on the podcast, On Being, this morning.
    Men marry women thinking they [women] will stay the same.
    Women marry men thinking they [men] will change.
    Your quote reminded me of three quotes from Mark Twain.
    1. If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
    2.The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.
    3. The more I learn about people the more I like my dog.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "The more I know of some dogs the less I think of some Christians"
    - "Fighting Bob" Shuler from his sermon "Some Dogs I Have Known".
    The sermon was about the faithfulness and courage of some dogs he came across in his lifetime as compared to some Christians.
    He is not the Crystal Cathedral phony but an old time Methodist preacher during the 20s and 30s. 
    Fighting Bob was so ahead of the cancel culture of today he got cancelled back in 1933 by the FCC for his sermons that called out crooked politicians and police and the politicians and police of Los Angeles in those days were corrupt beyond measure.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Quotations Anyone?   
    Someone said it to me. I do not remember who. But I think it is a very true statement.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Quotations Anyone?   
    The word 'but' in a sentence is an eraser. It erases everything before it.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Ukulelemike in end of prophecy, tongues, knowledge   
    My primary response was part 2, context. The context is clearly the giving of God's word. Yes, #1 was shaky, at best, and I considered erasing it, but there it is. Ignore it, look at #2
    Yes, as I said above, I agree it was a bit, or a lot, shaky. Stick with #2.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from WellWithMySoul in How Diversion Works   
    Have you accepted this position?
    "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."                  [Matthew 28:18-20]
    Satan and those who are confused or deceived by Satan will, in Satan's case knowingly, and in the case of the deceived, knowingly or unknowingly do any/every-thing to prevent you from performing the work you have accepted when you accepted this position.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in end of prophecy, tongues, knowledge   
    Why would it have to say "that which is perfect is come again"? That's not necessary.
    I Cor. 1:7- So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    That verse does not say "waiting for the second coming" or "coming again of our Lord".
    Even with the bible we still only see him through a glass darkly (II Cor. 3:18) There's no way we presently  know him "face to face" through the bible. That's clearly a reference to being in the literal, physical presence of the Lord. REV. 22:4
    "...but then shall I know even as also I am known."
    It's not necessarily referring to the Second Coming but our going to be with the Lord and having perfect love, fellowship and knowledge of him in his presence.
    I believe some churches still pray and amount the sick. Also, I went to a friend's ordination where they did laying on of the hands. But I'm not sure if healing by laying on of hands. It seems from scripture that faded out also once the Book of Acts came to a close. I'm not sure why but my guess is it had to do with the nation of Israel being shelved for the next almost two thousand years. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Ukulelemike in end of prophecy, tongues, knowledge   
    We know this has to do with God's completed word, and not the coming of Christ, because, 
    1: Jesus had already come, and if it referred to Jesus, surely it would say, "He that is perfect is come again"
    2: Because the scripture, in context, has to do with the supernatural receiving/giving of God's words, through prophecy, tongues and (supernatural) knowledge, or revelation. This is how the Lord gave His word, from Genesis to Revelation-so, in that context, the things we know only in part, (at that time, the word not yet being complete, and only incomplete parts given at any one time), so when that which is perfect, in context, God's completed revelation of his word, was come, there is no longer any need for those partial revelations and prophecies, therefore they would cease.
    Context, context, context!
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    "I cannot pray, but I sin; I cannot preach, but I sin; I cannot administer, nor receive the holy sacrament, but I sin. My very repentance needs to be repented of: and the tears I shed need washing in the blood of Christ.”
    Bishop George Berkeley.
    Some might take issue with the "holy sacrament" part but the rest of what he said was spot on.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Quotations Anyone?   
    Just the quote, interpretation should be left to the hearer...no arguing please. 
    The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the refining pot of prosperity.  Morning by Morning, February 10, H.A. Spurgeon
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Proverbs   
    "If a snow just lays around before long another one will come and cover it up."
    My dear Grandmother.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    I'll continue to pray for your family, your brother, and the peace that comes from your uncle's salvation. 🙏🏽
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    1Timothy115 reacted to HappyChristian in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    My uncle has gone to Glory. Thank you for your prayer.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in My Family in Need of Comfort   
    I will contiinue praying for your brother and uncle, thank God for your uncle's salvation.
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