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James65

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  1. I really think although I love God, yet I also hate Him for giving such a strong desire to me yet saying NO to it, every time I plead for an answer in Jesus’ Name. Because this request mean so much to me I now don’t know if I can ask of God anything as for intercession for others stopped about 10 days ago because I feel if I pray for others God will punish them. I think now I even hate God more than I love Him. I once was a Theophilus, but now am quickly becoming a misotheism. Perhaps I happen to be one of the three bad ground the seed/word fell on.
  2. Most of us who have been Christians any length of time can quote these verses, but how often do we really take Christ up on His offer? We complain of fatigue, burnout, overload, exhaustion, and boredom. But do we accept Christ’s invitation to rest? We complain of fatigue, burnout, overload, exhaustion, and boredom. But do we accept Christ’s invitation to rest? Click To Tweet Where can you find rest and renewal when the stress keeps mounting and fear abounds? In Jesus. Jesus’ offer can be broken down into three words: Come. Take. Learn. Come—Stay in the Way of the Lord Jesus’ offer—Come—is an invitation to a better way. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.—Isaiah 55:8–9 Proverbs 13:15 plainly says, “the way of transgressors is hard.” In contrast, Jeremiah 6:16 points out that God’s way is “the good way,” and He instructs us to “walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.” Think about it: Jesus invites us to come to Him and promises rest. If you are following Christ and find yourself worn and frazzled and empty, it could be that you haven’t been experiencing the renewal that comes by time in His presence. If you are following Christ and find yourself worn and frazzled and empty, it could be that you haven’t been experiencing the renewal that comes by time in His presence. Click To Tweet Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.—Psalm 37:7 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.—Psalm 46:10 Christ’s offer to rest begins with an invitation to Himself. “Come unto Me.” The deepest, most satisfying rest we will ever find is in Christ Himself. Rest comes when we receive Christ as our Saviour and enter into His eternal rest. Rest comes when we lean on Christ. Rest comes when we stop worrying and start trusting. Take—Stay in the Work of the Lord Christ’s rest is not the rest of no yoke but the rest of an “easy yoke.” He offers, “Take my yoke upon you.” We find rest by serving Him and serving with Him. Jesus wants us to enter the labor with Him. He calls us to put on the yoke—not of bondage, but of service. A yoke is a beam placed across the necks of two animals so they can pull a load or plow a field together. It synchronizes their labor. And Christ invites us to labor with Him. First Corinthians 3:9 tells us, “For we are laborers together with God.” When we serve in the yoke with Christ, we find as He promised that the yoke is easy and the burden is light. What is the hard yoke which we are more prone to wear? The yoke of serving for people’s acceptance. Serving for the approval of people will utterly exhaust you. People are fickle. People are hard taskmasters. People are unpredictable. People have shifting expectations. Serving for the approval of people is always a losing—and exhausting—proposition. Are you tired? Pause long enough to ask “Who am I doing this for? Whose yoke am I wearing?” When we exhaust ourselves for the Lord, He replenishes and reinvigorates by His grace. When we exhaust ourselves for the approval of people, we are left empty and eventually disillusioned. When we exhaust ourselves for the Lord, He replenishes and reinvigorates by His grace. When we exhaust ourselves for the approval of people, we are left empty and disillusioned. Click To Tweet There is always rest and renewal in the work of the Lord. Stay in His yoke. Learn—Stay in the Word of the Lord Jesus not only invites us to serve with Him, but He also offers to teach us: “and learn of me.” Actually, there is rest in growth. As we study God’s Word and apply His truths to our own lives, we learn how to more effectively live His principles. One reason people grow weary in the Christian life is because of a lack of instruction from God’s Word. If we are not taking advantage of the opportunities to learn and applying our hearts to truth, we grow stagnant. And if we are learning without applying what we have learned, we grow judgmental. That’s why James 1:22 instructs us, “But be ye doers fo the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” When we apply ourselves to growth—purposefully learning how to wear and best serve in Christ’s easy yoke—we gain a level of rest that can only come from the Holy Spirit. We learn, both by study and personal experience, to abide in Christ and rest in Him as we serve. Come, Take, Learn Are you finding yourself without rest? Are you looking for soul-deep refreshment? Come. Take. Learn. Draw closer to Christ by taking His yoke and centering your service on Him alone. Learn of Him. Study His ways, and rest in His fullness. Are you finding yourself without rest? There is rest in the yoke with Jesus. Click To Tweet View the full article Agreed for I now need to Rest in Jesus’ finish work, John 19:30; Hebrew 10:14. Forget Saturday or Sunday Christ is my true Sabbath: 9 ) There remaineth therefore a REST to the people of God. 10) For he that is entered into His REST, he also hath ceased from his own works as God did from His. Hebrews 4:9-10 No are own works won’t save us but Christ’s grace, Ephesians 2:8-9 plus the work Christ thru His Spirit is doing in us that is His fruit(s), Ephesians 2:10
  3. O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the Fountain of Living Water. Jeremiah 17:13 Might this be a prophecy of John 7:37-8:11? Thoughts please.
  4. Hello my name is James, once consider myself an IFB, while not a KJVO I would call myself a TRO. After many years of struggling to understand the pre-trib rapture decided to become Southern Baptist as my end time understanding can’t agree to a pre-trib rapture.
  5. Hello my name is James, once consider myself an IFB, while not a KJVO I would call myself a TRO. After many years of struggling to understand the pre-trib rapture decided to become Southern Baptist as my end time understanding can’t agree to a pre-trib rapture.
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