Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#476979 Jan 15, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Good early morning JLU, that is a very good description of the fruits of the spirit.
Blessings.
Amen.

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#476980 Jan 15, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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I don't get the whole anti-Semite thing really. Not much of that here. Aren't the Jewish people "God's chosen"?
Hey JLU, the Jewish people are God's chosen but now that choice have been extended to the entire human family through the shedded blood of Jesus Christ our lord and saviour, beginning with the house of Cornelius as outlined in the 10th chapter of the book of Acts, but as you probably know regardless of race, creed or color one must still put Christ on through obedience to his Word by repentance and remission of sins.

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#476981 Jan 15, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
Good earrrrrly-bird morning! Scott, Juice... first ones I see in this last page. Unfortunately can't stay long... Lordwilling, can get back in here a little later. But how's everything?
Good early morning my friend, things are good on my end, just my usual waking up a few hours too early, now I will see if I can squeeze another couple of hours of sleep in before starting my day.

How goes it in your world?

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#476982 Jan 15, 2013
Drew H wrote:
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Never said it was. I certainly don't take it for granted, but I don't live in the fear that if and when I do fall short that God is going to take away my salvation.
Who knows what mysteries God has yet to reveal? All we can know is what the Bible says and the truth that the Holy Spirit guides us into.
And we should continue to grow and not grow stale and complacent. I truly believe that those who diligently search the scriptures and pray for guidance will be progressively guided into more and more truth. All I can offer is only what I've learned up to and including this point in time. God could reveal something to you or me in the next moment, something that we were unaware of previously. We both know this happens. It's not that I'm right and you're wrong or vice versa, it's that we continue, as instructed, to be diligent and study so that we can be able to resist the wiles of Satan whenever he rears his ugly head. We are all susceptible to temptation and there are times when we all drop our guards and fall. And if the Holy Spirit is truly in us, He will reming us of what and why Jesus did what He did.
If it was obedience that was required, then there would have been no reason for Jesus to come and die for us. All would have to strictly adhere to the laws, and since none of us are able to do this without fail, then we all would be doomed.
We should also take into account that our lives here are unique journeys and God molds us and makes us, refining us as time passes. God could change her mind and/or our minds on any subject at any given time. Correct me if I'm in error, but I do believe that you, I, and many others have shared how God has changed our way of thinking along our spiritual journeys.
I'm not being critical here, Q, but you have a propensity to post studies on this thread as if they are unquestionable truths, and I read them and check them out, even if I don't agree with them. And more often than not I have to research to find the websites you are posting from. I try to keep an open mind so that when the Holy Spirit "speaks" to me I will be able to hear Him. Have you spent some time doing the same? Would you be willing to spend some time at the following link? http://www.matthewmcgee.org/index.html
And I'm not talking about a quick glance but serious study.
I'm not trying to belittle, demean, or declare that I'm absolutely correct and you're absolutely wrong or anyone else for that matter. I just post the resources for the perusal of all. We are supposed to build up our brothers and sisters in Christ not be demeaning and belittling, as if we're some scholarly, Biblical stalwarts who know it all.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
English Standard Version (ESV)
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Rally gotta go. I was supposed to be off today, but I got a call and have to ref a JV game at Nation Ford HS today.
<<<face_palm> >>

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#476983 Jan 15, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
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The Revelation of who Mr. Innocence?
Just asking.
Andrew (CS).
The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

"The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John..."

Revelatin 1:1

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#476984 Jan 15, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text>Good evening Qu, sounds to me that these OSAS do not believe in exercising their faith, impossible to please God without it.
I won't say that all of them don't exercise their faith... it's just that some don't want to fully commit to the truth... because if they know it then they would have to fully commit to it. That is why a poster recently said to me that the more I learn the more I would be responsible for. What she said was true but it was also mockery ini part, but I overlooked it. But her saying that reminded me of a person who would rather adhere to an "ignorance is bliss" principle rather than "knowing God and what He wants" and accepting responsibility for one's actions. So that is compromising situation that the demonic teaching of OSAS puts one in. That is why it's okay to them that Le le believes in re-incarnation or another can believe in Aliens. Because with OSAS, it doesn't matter what one believes as long as you accept the Lord Jesus Christ and are saved.

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#476985 Jan 15, 2013
Edit ADD: " So that is compromising situation that the demonic teaching of OSAS puts one in."

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#476986 Jan 15, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Good early morning my friend, things are good on my end, just my usual waking up a few hours too early, now I will see if I can squeeze another couple of hours of sleep in before starting my day.
How goes it in your world?
Good Bro... I got in from work not too long ago. Enjoying the warmer temps while I can. Loving Jesus every minute of the day I possibly can.

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#476987 Jan 15, 2013
Senecus wrote:
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Good question, I wonder if the Lord realised that when He gave John a shout to do just that?
<smiles>
Hi Quin and how's it go...?
But of course as you pointed out in another post this is allegorical, a vision- though it presents visual representation of something which John would be familiar,the Temple in Jerusalem, which ,I propose, existed concurrently with the writing of Revelation. And John unquestioning goes to the task,silence on the matter is deafening,"Measure, What Temple..?"
Now, it has been theorised John being in exile may not have know the Temple was destroyed, but wait...25 yrs. later?(If ones goes by a late date of 95 A.D.) Was John thrown into solitary confinement in 69 A.D.? Doesn't wash.
That's another aside, in what I term "Christian folklore" Patmos is made out to be a barren penal colony, yet archaeological evidence suggest it was anything but. Seems Patmos was a place of commerce and a convenient stop over for those traveling from Rome to places like Ephesus- which was an epicenter of Caesar worship(Gordon Franz, "The King and I:The Historical Setting of Revelation and the Apostle John on Patmos").
I once held to the common eschatological view in most evangelical circles, that of Dispensationalism, but in my course of studies and questioning some of that 'folklore'-my views have changed. Many a believer just accepts what the preacher or Bible teacher espouses and it becomes their 'Christian worldview'. And why not, hey "He's the preacher he's gotta be in the know,right...?"
I don't write this to disparage any with a differing view, this is a "in house debate",after all:)
I also normally don't publicly discuss specifics of eschatology as of late for I found it to 'upset' the sensibilities of some(except for Campingites;),and is not an 'essential'- unlike the efficacy of Christ.Only broached it for a response to Drew. Those that wish further discussion could contact privately.
Hope your evening is going well - Jack
I'm doing good Jack, thanks for the shout. Hope everything is well your way.

As far as Patmos, it was inhabited initially and yes, it was a source of commerce also The original inhabitants left and it later became a prison mining colony for a long while. Ships still did go back and forth to pick up quarry work and such.

Have a good one.

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#476988 Jan 15, 2013
Le_le wrote:
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This is how you try to discredit one's reputation.
Something one of your internet friends shared with me a while back...
Le_le wrote:
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Dare to speak up to a "little wanna be internet preacher"
Will you please stop punching my ankles?
Le_le wrote:
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as yourself and the lies and slander come out..
You are seriously one troubled human being..
<<<heavy, long sigh while typing>>> I'm fine Le le... May truly receive Salvation one day before it's too late. Bye bye for now.

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#476989 Jan 15, 2013
Edit (Le le): "May you truly receive Salvation one day before it's too late. Bye bye for now."

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#476990 Jan 15, 2013
Welp, not too much to respond to back there. I saw a few pirahnas who were at the height of having a little feeding frenzy back there but that's about it... didn't want to disturb their mealtime, now lol.

Sending out a new Rev study... Have a good one...

:D

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#476991 Jan 15, 2013
REVELATION Study

I. Rev 1:11 (Part 3 bridged with Rev 2:8-11)

"Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, SMYRNA..."

Rev 1__________TTTTTTTTTTTTT\_____ ____ Rev 2

II. Jesus: "I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!"

A. First off, Smyrna means "Myrrh". Myrrh has many uses and healing properties but is also biblically symbolic of suffering, bitterness of soul or even death. The word "myrrh" itself means "was bitter". Myrrh was also very, very expensive back then but it's uses was much sought after.

B. Though Smyrna is the 2nd church to be mentioned by Jesus... it was the first church to have praise and commendation by Him without rebuke. Smyrna was a suffering church... but it appears that they were not only rich in God's Grace but rich in faith and good works as well... and appears they have been steadfast in the faith... undeterred. Praise God. Why does God "allow" His People to suffer and/or be vexed... especially when they are seemingly in the Will of God? Is it God's Will for His People to suffer? Yes, if "myrrh", I mean "suffering" would help mortify our fleshly members, make us more spiritually obedient to The Spirit of God AND would yield forth "precious faith" that is more purer than Gold then the answer is a resounding Yes! God is more interested in our faith and us continually drawing closer to Him then us being rich and drawn to the things of the world. Hmmmm... interesting.

C. So, that is what suffering is... bitterness of soul. And that is what myrrh symbolically represents here. The good news is, Jesus was aware of their suffering. Btw, Smyrna was a darling of Rome also.... the people (not the Christian Believers) strongly adhered to Emperor worship. In being such, it was a rich city so how did these Christians become poor?(And when I say Christian here I mean Jews and Gentiles who trust in Jesus as their Messiah) They became poor because of their faith... being a true Christian was extremely dangerous back then.... probaly just as close to dangerous as being a Christian in Pakistan today. They were purposely being excluded from the community, mocked in derision and hated especially by the Jews with intense hatred. But isn't it funny though, that when you contrast this poor church with some churches in the USA today with some of them having grandiose designs that one may suspect that THAT is the will of God... material blessing... but it was this little, insignificant church at Smyrna which was commended? See, God is more interested in their spiritual well-being rather than the desires of material wealth and a "show me" the money attitude. Btw, part of the fruit of the Spirit is long-suffering also.

D. James 5:10-11... I Peter 2:19... Philippians 2:8

* " Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone would come after Me, he must DENY HIMSELF and TAKE UP HIS CROSS and follow Me."

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#476992 Jan 15, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
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Bonsoir mon ami, an intersting acronym, my soulmate and I have sweaters that are matching that read SWAG, can you guess the meaning?
Saved
With
Amazing
Grace....Thats a good one :) God Bless

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#476993 Jan 15, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Good early morning JLU, that is a very good description of the fruits of the spirit.
Blessings.
Thanks Lawest :)
Good morning to you, eve for me, I often have to keep going back to the fruits as I had many to work through, still do. How are you? You got snow too? I know, I keep babbling about snow, it just fascinates me, the first and last time I saw it was in Bathurst when I was a girl. When my kids grow up and leave I'm gonna go visit penguins or something...
Anyway, God Bless and have a great day :D
<3

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#476994 Jan 15, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
<quoted text>The quick and simple answer would be yes but there is more to that wonderful situation...
Hi Qu :) Hope you have a lovely day :D
Now, as I've read somewhere on topix, when you're ready of course,'I'm listening'...
<3

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#476995 Jan 15, 2013
Seraphine wrote:
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Bonsoir mon ami, not quite. It says Santified With Amazing Grace. Sora and I are currently debating about the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. Sora believes that he suffered from a form of mental illness more than likely schizophrenia, we have read all of his letters I believe that as a person who works with paint on a daily basis to me it was lead poisining. What do you believe was the cause of his erratic and often disturbing behavior? An example would be what happened with Paul Gaguin.
Hello Seraphine..

Sanctified
With
Amazing
Grace.. I really like that. Thank You maam. Have a wonderful day

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#476996 Jan 15, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
Love is giving yes,God give Jesus.
How is that giving? What use is that to me? I didn't request anybody's torture or death.

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#476997 Jan 15, 2013
LAWEST100 wrote:
<quoted text> Hey JLU, the Jewish people are God's chosen but now that choice have been extended to the entire human family through the shedded blood of Jesus Christ our lord and saviour, beginning with the house of Cornelius as outlined in the 10th chapter of the book of Acts, but as you probably know regardless of race, creed or color one must still put Christ on through obedience to his Word by repentance and remission of sins.
So, now, in addition to the Jewish people whose names are in the Book because of God's promise to Abraham, there are chosen Christians through Jesus as well? So Jewish people (is it rude to say Jews?) and Christians or people who Follow Jesus are family? If I'm wrong please do tell me...if you want to.
<3

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#476998 Jan 15, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
the fact that I know you will have to face God in judgment, say what you want writer.
The fact is that there is no such thing as a perfect god that makes mistakes.

Another fact is that you have no special senses or faculties that allow you to know what isn't known or knowable to man.

Another fact is that when you claim to know what is unknowable, you define yourself as unreliable.

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