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PART 3

Many of God’s eagles have had their wings totally broken and decimated with some of the torpedo shots they have taken. Many of them are...
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PART 3                                                                                                                                                                                                 Many of God’s eagles have had their wings totally broken and decimated with some of the torpedo shots they have taken. Many of them are living on anti-depressants and pain killers because they can no longer handle the stress, pain, and heartache of this life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Before an eagle of God can really start to fly into the heights that God has in store for them in this life – that eagle has got to break off any chains that may be holding them back.These chains are keeping some of God’s eagles grounded. And for many of God’s eagles – some of these chains are things they are still holding onto from their past.Jesus has said that He has come to set the captives free – and one of the main areas that we all have to be set free from is some of our wrong thinking that may have arisen out of some of the bad things that may have occurred in our past.As you will see in the two verses I will list below, Jesus and the apostle Paul are telling us that we have to learn how to let go of our past. Jesus says that anyone who is trying to move forward in his walk and call for God – but keeps looking back – is not fit for the kingdom of God.Paul says that the one thing he makes sure to do in his walk with the Lord is to forget those things which are behind him and press forward into those things which now lie ahead of him.Once you put these two verses together, one right next to the other, you get perfect revelation from the Lord on this issue. Bottom line – you have to learn how to let fully go of your past before you can start to proceed full steam ahead in your divine destiny for the Lord.If you do not learn how to let your past fully go – you will stay stuck and grounded right where you are at, and you will never fully accomplish everything that God would’ve had in store for you in this life.And that will be an eternal regret that you will carry with you once you enter into heaven and the Lord shows you how much more you could have accomplished for Him in this life had you allowed Him to unchain you from your hurtful past. The choice is yours.You can either choose to stay fully bound up in your past, continue to throw pity parties and blame everyone and everything for your miseries – or you can choose to rise up and make a brand new fresh start with the Lord by choosing to fully surrender your entire life into His hands – and then work with Him to get your past fully cleaned up so that you can then start to fully live in the present again, and then fly into the divine destiny that He has already planned out for your life.
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PART 2 Jesus and the apostle Paul make two very profound and life-altering statements in the two verses I will give you in this article. For many,... Show more

PART 2            Jesus and the apostle Paul make two very profound and life-altering statements in the two verses I will give you in this article. For many, these two specific verses will determine whether or not you will be able to fully succeed in the divine call that God has placed on your life.As a result of the curse of Adam and Eve that is still in full operation on this earth, we are all forced to be born into a fallen and cursed world.We are all stuck having to deal with the reality of pure evil in our lives through the activity of demonic spirits and bad and evil people who have chosen with their own free wills to live this life out on the dark side.As a result, every single one of us will get hurt to some degree and to some extent in this life. There is no getting around it. And for many, some of these hurts will end up being extreme and traumatic.Every minute of every day someone is getting murdered, robbed, abused, or abducted. We literally cannot go one day without some kind of this activity being reported on our local news channels. Jesus Himself said that a certain amount of tribulation and persecution would always come our way in this life.This is why the Bible tells us that we have to learn how to become good soldiers of  Christ  Jesus and learn how to put on and apply the real armour of God for our lives.We have all been born into a war zone as a result of the curse of Adam and Eve – and unless you learn how to walk in the power and anointing of God for your life – some of these torpedo shots may knock you right out of your divine call in the Lord, if not possibly knock you right out of this life for good through an actual early physical death.All of us to some degree have issues from our past that have to be properly dealt with before we can really proceed to walk into the perfect plan of God for our lives.Some Christians are so bound up with some of the things that has happened to them in their past – that they literally cannot get off the couch to start living again, much less ever fully fly into their divine destinies for the Lord.
Refael Good teaching! 👏 7 days ago
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PART 2 HALLELUJAH, WE ARE GOD'S MESS While the minister was giving his sermon; he heard his son walking up the aisle towards him shouting "daddy"... Show more

PART 2       HALLELUJAH, WE ARE GOD'S MESS  While the minister was giving his sermon; he heard his son walking up the aisle towards him shouting "daddy" His father could see what a mess he'd got himself into but carried on with the sermon. The closer he walked towards the pulpit his father became agitated; " Can't you see I'm talking now go away! and wash that muck off your face". His son then turned to walk away not knowing where his mother was; he started to cry. His father continued with the sermon as one of the congregation came to his rescue. " Come on let's go and see if we can find mommy shall we? and get you cleaned up".  We serve a Miracle-Working GodNewton's third law of motion states the world progresses toward mess. For evidence look no further than your kitchen. I know mine does not stay clean for long, and it certainly does not order itself without serious intervention. Mess is a natural part of life.But since when have believers been limited by natural boundaries? We serve a supernatural God.God fixes mess. It is not natural. It requires the intervention of the supernatural kind. But that is our God. Miracles are his speciality.  You Don't Have to be PerfectA danger of social media is the illusion of perfection. On Facebook, your girlfriend in California has a perfect life. But no one puts ugly moments in their feed. It is a snippet of high points and not real life. You don't have to compete with it.Life is not perfect. An imperfect life is not messy, just real. Philippians 3:12-14 gives an important key: forget the past and move forward. Learn to let go and press on. Life won't be perfect, but every day is moving toward Christ's perfection, no matter how small the step may be. It was the one thing Paul did so I'd say it was pretty important.Jesus paid the price for you and I to live a blessed life. But it's not always sunshine and rainbows. Plans turn to chaos. It happens. Persevere. All things will work together for good. Choose abundance, not brokenness. Your life, my life, is not a mess.
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Pete AMEN An excellent share Neriah Avraham This behaviour is being encouraged more than ever in these end times. PLEASE BE AWARE These traits are typical of the ones mentioned in.
2 Timothy 3, which I believe is an outpouring of the Jezebel-Narcissist spirit.
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without...
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Emily God help us it is only going to get worse. Yes, a really good post. Be kind, but do not be an enabler to these people. Call them out, and move on. 2 weeks ago
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Shannon I know quite a few people that fit this list.... 2 weeks ago
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Jael hahaha!!! 😁😄 Shannon and Marcia cluck? NEVER!!!! 1 week ago
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Avi From what I hear Pete. Shannon and Marcia are a mess!!! 🤣 a good mess! Bless you brother 😂 1 week ago
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Pete Avi Shannon Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Help at last! Thankyou for standing for Truth If only they'd admit it? They are a mess, in fact too messy to be messed with. So here endeth the case. Hahaha. I think we've won this one. Many blessings 6 days ago
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(PART 5) Obstacles not only remind us of our weakness in and of ourselves, but they also are a reminder that God is in control. The Lord is never... Show more

(PART 5)  Obstacles not only remind us of our weakness in and of ourselves, but they also are a reminder that God is in control. The Lord is never caught off guard by our problems or situations. He uniquely prepares and chooses us for the journey of dealing with our obstacles. In the process of working through and around them, we grow up in the faith and our testimony encourages others to press forward in the Lord.Obstacles are part of the Christian JourneyWhen we get to heaven, we won’t have to deal with any obstacles. Our time on this earth is the process of proving our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Obstacles have destroyed many people’s faith because they gave up and turned their focus away from the Lord. Yet for those of us who stare down the obstacles just as David did to Goliath—we will walk away in victory.
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LETTING GO OF YOUR PAST (Part 1) Once you enter into this full surrender with the Lord, one of the first things God may do with many of you is to... Show more

LETTING GO OF YOUR PAST (Part 1) Once you enter into this full surrender with the Lord, one of the first things God may do with many of you is to take you back in your past so He can begin to clean up any wreckage that may have occurred. Before you can really move forward into the divine destiny that God has in store for you in this life, you first may have to deal with some specific things that may have occurred in your past.The reason for this is because too many Christians are bound up in their past – and as a result, they cannot fully live in their present.Before you can really start to move forward in your divine destiny with the Lord – you will first have to learn how to let your past fully go. Show less
Shannon ohhhhhh....I could WRITE a book on this reply of some of my family members that will not let go of the past. I have seen mistake after mistake trying to back to a place that is looooooooong gone. Even people they can not seem to let go of. It is so dangerous and hinders your growth in Christ. 2 weeks ago
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Stay strong He is right there with you and using everything in your life for His Glory!

Stay strong He is right there with you and using everything in your life for His Glory!
Shannon WOW. I could not have said it better Pete AMEN. 3 weeks ago
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Achselrad AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!! 2 weeks ago
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Hadassah Amen! 2 weeks ago
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Sarida God Bless him and protect him.... 3 weeks ago
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Hadassah This is REAL and TRUE discipleship. 3 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen Dad, in full agreement with your prayer, we were quite close to helping many come to the Lord which were homeless 3 weeks ago
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Biblical Truth #4) Know that nothing is too hard for God.
“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)...
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Biblical Truth #4) Know that nothing is too hard for God.“I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27).When faced with an enormous obstacle, it’s easy to fall into the error of believing that the obstacle may be bigger than God. Yet we know that’s not true in our hearts; however, our actions of unbelief and doubt reveal otherwise. We must stand firm in the faith that God is who He says He is—the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Nothing is too difficult for our God to help us overcome.
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4. Don't neglect your relationship with Jesus.
More than anything else, this is what will bring you healing and comfort if you allow it. Psalm...
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4. Don't neglect your relationship with Jesus.More than anything else, this is what will bring you healing and comfort if you allow it. Psalm 62:6-8 is a life verse for me, and what brings me to a place of vulnerability and sweet comfort is the exhortation to "Trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for our God is our refuge."  When the last thing that I want to do is up-end my messy heart all over the place, God is a refuge and a safe place to do it. This can look very different, depending on what works for you. Some people like prayer walks, others commune through singing or listening to music, and those (myself included) find it rewarding if;  Isaiah 40:31-1 They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.
Eelia thank you for this one I had a very traumatic birth and life as an infant. Life never got much easier growing up. I know that even when I didn't know the Lord Jesus He knew me the whole time and protected me in ways I will never fully understand. Every morning I wake up just grateful to be alive regardless of what my body decided to be like that day. Much of my health issues I believe stem from traumatic experience but all the time He does give me strength! Phil4:13
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Bless you Eelia , We all suffer in many ways and the only thing that will sustain us through everything is the Father, I know we've had some deep conversations Sister, you're among people who love and try to understand your situation so we can reach out and be there for each other until the Lords return gives us a new body You're in our prayers Sister.....Great loving share again Dad 3 weeks ago
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Pete Eelia My heart goes out to you sister. I can identify with what you, have and are still going through. I really could write a book on the things that have happened in my life. My mother ended her life when I was just 3 yrs old; from there I was placed in an orphanage. I can't say my childhood gave me much hope of a stable future. I ran away and everything went further downhill from there. I've got so much to tell but what's important to me now is: I pray to a King I know and I share my griefs... Show more 3 weeks ago
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HALLELUJAH, WE ARE GOD'S MESS ( Part 1) While the minister was giving his sermon; he heard his son walking up the aisle towards him shouting "daddy" His... Show more

HALLELUJAH, WE ARE GOD'S MESS ( Part 1)  While the minister was giving his sermon; he heard his son walking up the aisle towards him shouting "daddy"  His father could see what a mess he'd got himself into but carried on with the sermon. The closer he walked towards the pulpit his father became agitated; " Can't you see I'm talking now go away! and wash that muck off your face". His son then turned to walk away not knowing where his mother was; he started to cry. His father continued with the sermon as one of the congregation came to his rescue. " Come on let's go and see if we can find mommy shall we? and get you cleaned up".                                                    God says, "I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11). A mess is not in God's plan, You may be a fragile jar of clay, but the Lord of all creation resides within. You are more than a conqueror. The head and not the tail. Called out of darkness into His glorious light. Created for more than a mess. You were bought with a price!                                                                                  God loves you more than you will ever know. You don't deserve mess, he paid the price at Calvary. Receive his mercy and grace. The more you understand the unconditional love of the Father, the less likely you will be to put up with the devil's mess.                                                                                                                      Jesus said, "Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).Paul was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and went without food, sleep, or water, yet he fought the good fight. Job lost his children and wealth, became repulsive to his wife, and was diseased with boils. But he was more blessed at the end of his life than the beginning.God works things together for good. He is not the author of confusion. Life won't be messy for long. Persevere through the trouble. Don't get caught up in what you can see. Keep living by faith and the mess will change.
Tavish AMEN BROTHER!!! Sharing this one! 3 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Love this Dad 3 weeks ago
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lemuela AMEN!!!! 4 weeks ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) hahahaha BRILLIANT!!!!!!! 4 weeks ago
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Pauahi Love it! Printed this out I am hanging it up. 4 weeks ago
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3. Don't spill it to the world.
Only a trusted inner circle needs to know all the details, and beyond that...it's really up to you. I would strongly...
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3. Don't spill it to the world.Only a trusted inner circle needs to know all the details, and beyond that...it's really up to you. I would strongly encourage speaking with great discretion, though. Although the command to honour your parents does not mean putting up with abuse of any kind, it should guide your words about them, both face-to-face and on social media. To put it differently, you can have good boundaries with those who have hurt you, but you don't need to publicly smear them. 1 Peter 3:9 is a wonderful - although challenging - guide for this.(However - and this is a HUGE however - speaking to law enforcement and church leadership does NOT count as public smearing. Safety for you and for others is incredibly important, and taking the necessary steps to ensure safety is never a violation of the 5th commandment.) Don't neglect your relationship with Jesus.More than anything else, this is what will bring you healing and comfort if you allow it. Psalm 62:6-8 is a life verse for me, and what brings me to a place of vulnerability and sweet comfort is the exhortation to "Trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for our God is our refuge."  When the last thing that I want to do is up-end my messy heart all over the place, God is a refuge and a safe place to do it. This can look very different, depending on what works for you. Some people like prayer walks, others commune through singing or listening to music, or writing about your life experiences which could bring hope to others.
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Biblical Truth #3) Deal with the strongholds in our mind.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have...
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Biblical Truth #3) Deal with the strongholds in our mind.“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).Some obstacles that we deal with aren’t even real because we have let our fears, worries, or lies from others keep us paralysed from dealing with obstacles. Many times the key to overcoming a major obstacle is to first deal with what we allow our minds to focus on and realign our thinking to be on par with the Word of God. Meditation, memorisation, and reflection of God’s word on a daily basis will demolish every wrong thought
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A second warning sign that our hearts are growing spiritually cold is our prayer lives. Prayer is God’s gift of communication from Him in order for... Show more

A second warning sign that our hearts are growing spiritually cold is our prayer lives. Prayer is God’s gift of communication from Him in order for us to know and experience Him. Yes, prayer is hard work, but it is a delightful hard work. And it is hard only in the context of the warfare involved to practice close prayer with the Lord. We must work to say “no” to the flesh, the world, and the devil. Prayer is to be a priority and pleasure in the Christian. When it is not, a cold heart is starting to settle in. Prayer is the lifeblood of the Christian life. If we find ourselves neglecting time alone with God in prayer, lacking desire and practice of prayer with other Christians, and don’t have a growing desire for prayer, a cold heart is growing within us. Soon, prayer will simply be a mechanical, mindless exercise offered over meals and at bedtime, never bringing us to encounters with the Lord.
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Our hearts and Spirit should yearn to fellowship with the Lord in Spirit and Truth. "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." (Romans 8:16) Good share again Dad 4 weeks ago
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Shikma Good encouragement to start my day! 4 weeks ago
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Elesaid Amen when God is with you, you are unstoppable! 4 weeks ago
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Pete I had a taste of this last year though I truly believe what these people deal out will return with a vengeance if not now then Judgement day Galations 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 4 weeks ago
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Hate is something that will eat you alive. What ever it takes get rid of it, forgive, pray for those that have hurt you. Let God put back together... Show more

Hate is something that will eat you alive. What ever it takes get rid of it, forgive, pray for those that have hurt you. Let God put back together what they have broken. God is not blind to what they do or have done and he will deal with them accordingly in His time. Move forward and be obedient to the Word. This is when true healing begins and you will be blessed!
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Yes, Amen Sister 4 weeks ago
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Gael Good advise I have seen people hang on to it till he literally hardens their heart. Amen sister amen, great post. 4 weeks ago
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Pete Amen !!!! 4 weeks ago
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Let it all go!!
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not...
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Let it all go!!"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)
Tidhar amen! 4 weeks ago
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Elesaid When I did this my life became more at peace not only with others but with myself. 4 weeks ago
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Pete Amen !! 4 weeks ago
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WARNING SIGNS OF A COLD HEART. It can happen with ease and occurs in a short period of time. But it does give some warning signs before it arrives... Show more

WARNING SIGNS OF A COLD HEART. It can happen with ease and occurs in a short period of time. But it does give some warning signs before it arrives. Too often, though, because the signs are subtle, they are easily ignored. And if they are ignored, the arrival into our hearts of the greatest spiritual danger facing us will certainly come. The result will be a damaged testimony for the Lord Jesus and a shipwrecked spiritual life that has run aground on the joyless shoals of worldliness, discontent, and dissatisfaction. This danger? Jesus identifies it in today’s scripture – a cold heart. Such a condition is not only dangerous, but sad. It cheapens the Gospel. It presumes upon God’s love and grace. It ignores the sacrifice of Christ. But this is not a “gloom and doom” Monday nugget. Instead, we want to encourage by arming ourselves with knowledge of the three warning signs leading to a cold heart. If we stay alert to them, we can defeat them before they chill our hearts to the things of the Lord. The three warning signs are associated with the three most important areas of our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ; His Word, prayer, and His church.The first warning sign that our hearts are growing spiritually cold is when time in our Bibles to seek the Lord Jesus is not a daily discipline of delight, but a hit and miss, rushed time easily ignored. If we can neglect daily time in His Word, and it leads to multiple missed days of meeting the Lord in His Word, this is a serious red flag we must see. Keep this up and spiritual disaster in the form of a cold heart will come. Yes, I know. There are people who say, “I cannot read my Bible every day. I have a lot of responsibilities in my home, at work, and other obligations.” Don’t go there. It simply isn’t true. Let me ask. Do we go throughout our days being so busy we don’t eat meals? Do we go days not eating food because of our schedules? No. We don’t. And Job said, “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12). And Jesus told us, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Matthew 4:4). The first indication a cold heart is starting to take hold in us is neglect of the Bible.
Eelia Yes it is a good sign for a heart growing cold, I have been there and seen it in others around me. If I miss my morning reading my day is usually way off. Great reminder that we need to be nourished by the Word everyday! Amen 4 weeks ago
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Victoria We have to keep God close we are vulnerable to Satan when we are not. Great lesson brother. 4 weeks ago
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Biblical Truth #2) Trust in God for strength and wisdom to deal with the obstacles.
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid...
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Biblical Truth #2) Trust in God for strength and wisdom to deal with the obstacles.“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).Many people will spend a lot of time trying to think and maneuver their way around obstacles in their own strength. Perhaps they are blessed with high intelligence or wealth that can open many doors. Yet for certain obstacles—our futile attempts to deal with them in our own strength—renders us powerless. We must depend on God for the strength and wisdom to overcome.
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2. Realistically evaluate how much of a hold the past has upon your present.
Forgiveness does not mean pardoning the offender. It doesn't mean...
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2. Realistically evaluate how much of a hold the past has upon your present.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forgiveness does not mean pardoning the offender. It doesn't mean saying, it's okay...because, really, it's NOT okay. Forgiveness is simply putting it all on the willing shoulders of the only One who can possibly bear it, and leaving it there. (And if you're like me, you'll need to do that approximately 2,592 times a month.) It goes something like this for me: "God, I can't even sort out my part and their part in this whole horrible mess, but I'm just going to give it to You. YOU sort it. You deal with them. You heal me. I can't." And when you do that - when you stop trying to sort the blame and the hurt and the cruelty and how much hurt they must have gone through to treat you the way they did - oh, friends. It's like relief. You mean I don't have to figure it all out and demand a pound of flesh for every ounce of pain? No, really, you can't. The only way that lets you free of the ugly contagion of bitterness...is the kind of forgiveness that comes through the mercy of the Savior. You don't have to muscle through to a feeling of gentle kindness towards someone who has hurt you beyond words. I always thought THAT was forgiveness. All you have to do is dump it all, daily, hourly, every 10 seconds...on Jesus. He who bore the cross is utterly gentle with your scars...and utterly able to carry the unbearable weight of your past.3. Don't spill it to the world. utterly able to carry the unbearable weight of your past.
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Yolanda Bacchus Exactly 4 weeks ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Matthew 6:1-4 KJV
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. [2] Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [3] But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: [4] That thine alms may be in secret: and thy...
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Jedediah Amen sister Yolanda Bacchus !!! 4 weeks ago
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Can we ever get over wounds from our parents?
There's a primal need for that nod of approval, some deeply empty place that never quite fills with...
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Can we ever get over wounds from our parents?There's a primal need for that nod of approval, some deeply empty place that never quite fills with any other affirmation. Rejection always stings, and it always will, but the rejection by a parent - especially a rejection years in the making, deeply rutted into your soul...yeah, there's little else like it.How do we forgive these deeply felt wounds?There's nothing simple about forgiving a hurt that slices to the very center of your being and leaves you aching and broken and hopelessly inadequate.You can forget the little details of lots of things, but the way a person makes you feel? No, you never forget the way they make you feel. You can grow up and move out, but somehow, you never quite move on from the way you were never good enough, sweet enough, smart enough, brave enough, just enough in any way.No child should ever have to feel apologetic for their own existence. But even so...some of you know what I mean and bear the pain of it.It is not your fault, but it is your problem. No one deserves to be treated sub-par, but you were. What now? 1.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Get the help that you need.                                                                                                             Counselling, a trusted pastor or wise Christian friend,- there are lots of options available. Use them! Also, check out the multitude of solid resources that are available in the form of books and Bible studies. Finally, don't forget the most potent of cures: memorization and application of Scripture. Speak it over your life, and live it out. It is a source of incredible power and healing. My house is littered with 4x6 cards covered in scrawled-out Scriptures in various stages of memorization.Your spouse or best friend may have helpful insight for you, as well. As hard as it is, it's really important to dialogue honestly with someone you trust as you journey through your healing process. You might also find ministries through the local church that are helpful - support groups or mentors that will come alongside you.
Pete Joanna Yolanda Bacchus It's only the introduction but now I've included Part 1 which would have been a good idea from the start 1 month ago
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Ednah My childhood was not painful it was not until I was born again that my family caused me pain. I thank God every day that I was not abandon until I was born again. He gives me strength. I could have never went through this as a child I do not know how some kids do it. 1 month ago
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Pete Ednah Bless you, sister, I'm one of those children that never had a childhood. I bless the day Jesus gave me life and a reason to carry on. Without Him, my world would have been pointless. I pray that children in the hands of such evil in these days can find their hope in Him. I'm so pleased to hear your childhood wasn't painful. Coming to the Lord usually does upset those that do not know him. It's so sad they just refuse to see. Matthew 18:6"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who... Show more 4 weeks ago
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If you are like me, you might be tempted to compartmentalise this. You might restrict Christ’s burden bearing directly to those matters related to... Show more

If you are like me, you might be tempted to compartmentalise this. You might restrict Christ’s burden bearing directly to those matters related to separation from or acceptance with God. But, it seems that the biblical design includes far more than this. We are bidden to come to God in prayer to find mercy and grace in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). We are to bring all things to God (Philippians 4:6-7). He takes care of us not only to provide for our physical needs (Matthews 7:7-11) but also our spiritual needs (2 Corinthians 12:8-10). He means for us to understand that he cares for us in every way (Luke 12:27 We see that Christ bore our greatest burden and pressing priority (our sin and its due penalty). Therefore, he is uniquely and gloriously suited to bear every other burden we have. He is like Atlas holding the weight of our world upon his shoulders. He alone can bear the freight of all of our troubles.It is to our shame that we so often attempt to carry this weight. We overestimate our ability while underestimating the weight of our struggles. And to add insult to injury, we forget our dear Savior’s willing and capable hands. There are many burdens given to us that we are not meant to bear. We can’t. The drops of blood in Gethsemane remind of us this.
Akiba Amen. 1 month ago
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Trust in God he will get you through!

Trust in God he will get you through!
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen, I shall hold unto these words, today they were needed to hear Batsheva 1 month ago
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Jedediah AMEN and AMEN! 4 weeks ago
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If you are like me, you often overestimate your ability and underestimate your tasks. Giving ourselves too much credit, we bite off more than we can... Show more

If you are like me, you often overestimate your ability and underestimate your tasks. Giving ourselves too much credit, we bite off more than we can reasonably chew. In time this pattern can not only hurt our productivity and efficiency, but it begins to weigh us down.If this is true with projects, it’s also true with the burdens that make up our day to day life. And if we’re honest, we encounter many weights that prove too heavy. It’s like we walk through life with a magnet in our pocket and every burden is coated with metal.  In general categories, we face physical, economic, professional, personal, and spiritual challenges. And, let’s remember that not only do we have this magnet in our pockets, but so does every other person living around us. We are carrying a myriad of problems amidst a world of others that struggle too.But we too often overestimate our ability to bear our burdens even as we underestimate their weight. Like an overstuffed grocery bag, the bottom eventually gives out—regardless of our well-meaning intentions or resolve. We simply can’t bear the means required to carry our myriad of burdens.One day this struck me as I was feeling a bit stuck and discouraged. I was doubled-over with exhaustion from trying to climb a hill through strong headwinds of adversity. Here, I was reminded again of my foolish overestimation of myself and underestimation of my circumstances, but also forgetfulness of my great resource. It came by reading a familiar passage of Scripture in Luke’s gospel (Luke 22:41-46). In the hours leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion, our Lord is praying to his Father, and he begins sweating drops of blood. This is a unique and shocking detail, but it’s included with other descriptions that heighten it even further. He was praying to his Father about removing the impending cup that has been served him; as he was strengthened by an angel. He fell to the ground and continued praying fervently to his Father.We know that it was the cup that stood before him that was the source of his burden. The cup in Scripture is symbolic of one’s divinely determined destiny, whether blessing (Psalm 16:5) or disaster (Jeremiah. 25:15), salvation (Psalm 116:13) or wrath (Isaiah 51:17; Psalm75:8). Here it refers to Jesus’ forthcoming suffering (Matthew 26:39). Jesus sees the enormous burden placed before him, and it is the fully fermented, undiluted cup of divine wrath. It is a staggering cup.But why is Jesus even beholding such a cup? After all, he is perfectly good, loving, and honourable. He deserves a cup of blessing not a cup of wrath.It is our cup.We deserve this cup. By virtue of our sin and rebellion against God (Romans 3:23), we earned judgment (Romans 6:23). But instead of us bearing what our sin justly deserves, Jesus takes our place (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 3:18).It is our burden.If you are like me, you might be tempted to compartmentalize this. You might restrict Christ’s burden bearing directly to those matters related to separation from or acceptance with God. But, it seems that the biblical design includes far more than this. We are bidden to come to God in prayer to find mercy and grace in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16). We are to bring all things to God (Philippians 4:6-7). He takes care of us not only to provide for our physical needs (Matthews 7:7-11) but also our spiritual needs (2 Corinthians 12:8-10) He means for us to understand that he cares in every way ( Luke 12:27)
Leola Andersen l have to smile. If you just change the name on the top of each post and put Leola. l stand in agreement with you. It's always amazing to come and immediately find a message for myself. l am so guilty of not asking for help or trying to carry my burdens alone. Since l retired l have been cleaning up so much since my husband passed away. l had a bad fall before Christmas and still don't share a lot with others. l was in constant pain for 6 weeks barely able to walk. ĺ am sharing with a... Show more 1 month ago
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Pete Leola Andersen Hows that sister' The guilty charge will be dropped! but on one condition? that you would allow us here to be there for you where we can. I've no doubts you are doing the best you can where you can, and I think we're all a little guilty of carrying burdens we have no right to be carrying. Last week I sang "Take your burden to the Lord and leave them there" at our fellowship. It was a stark reminder that Jesus took it all to the cross. The problem we humans have is "Leaving them... Show more 1 month ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Lovely Leola Andersen I didn't get your notification Sister as for some reason your tags are not showing my name in blue. Thankyou for your kind words, I can tell you, I wouldn't have it any other way than to be right where I am with my lovely family on DOT You have a heart of gold Sister, I think my Dad has covered alot above and I stand in full agreement Dear Sister, you are a special lady and what a blessing it is to know you But you need to realise, we're here for you and you can share... Show more 1 month ago
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IS GOD STILL IN CONTROL IN TRAGEDY?
The Bible is no stranger to the pain of tragedy – one of the most well-known encounters of tragedy takes place...
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IS GOD STILL IN CONTROL IN TRAGEDY?The Bible is no stranger to the pain of tragedy – one of the most well-known encounters of tragedy takes place in the book of Job in the Old Testament.Job, described by the book’s author as a God-fearing man who was blameless and upright (Job 1:1), is introduced as one who is blessed with family and possessions. These, however, quickly get taken away – first his servants, then his livestock, followed by his family. In the end, even his house gets destroyed as it is struck by a great wind (Job 1:13-18).Despite this, none of these calamities are outside of God’s control – even as Satan afflicts Job in suffering, he is limited by the boundaries that God permits (Job 1:12, 2:6). This, however, is not to say that God directly causes all the suffering we experience – rather, the point we take away is that tragedy does not cause God’s sovereignty to cease.INJUSTICE THAT LEADS TO VICTORY                                                            The greatest illustration of God’s sovereignty in the face of apparent tragedy comes in the form of the death of His only Son – though He committed no sin (1 Peter 2:22), He was mocked by a crowd before being spat on, before being led away to crucifixion (Matthew 27:28-31). This was the worst form of execution in its day – not just due to the excruciating physical pain, but also the stigma of public shame.Yet, it is through these circumstances that God accomplishes His greatest victory – the death and resurrection of His only Son, through which He redeems mankind by bearing their sin so that they can be in relationship with Him (Romans 4:25). Consequently, mankind is saved from eternal death, into eternal, everlasting life (John 3:16, John 5:24).In recognising this, we might not have our questions about suffering answered, but one thing is clear – God is no stranger to suffering; He is not indifferent or unattached to suffering. In the midst of suffering, it is inaccurate to say that a God whose only Son was crucified on a Roman cross, doesn’t care.On the contrary, the message of God’s Word remains unchanged from past to present, and will remain unchanged in the future (Hebrews 13:8) – God’s attributes of love, justice, and righteousness find their fulfilment in Jesus’ death on the cross – who is God’s love manifest (1 John 4:8-10), God’s demonstration of justice (Romans 12:19, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9) and righteousness (Romans 3:22, 2 Corinthians 5:21).How then do we respond? Knowing God’s sovereignty does not cease in the midst of tragedy does not give as reason to cheapen it – we do this, perhaps inadvertently, when we use sovereignty as a positive spin on an inevitably hopeless outcome.Instead, we acknowledge that God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). In this light, we seek to display our faith through our actions (Ephesians 2:10, James 2:14).Hence, we respond by weeping with those who weep (Romans 12:15), as Jesus did with His people when He saw them mourning (John 11:33-35).We may find ourselves unable to find suitable words to voice our lament – yet even as words fall short, only in weeping and mourning with those affected by tragedy, is the church able step into the pain of the world around us. Only then can we be the body of Christ to this broken world (Ephesians 4:4) .WILL TRAGEDY EVER CEASE?It is also significant to note that there will come a day when tragedy ceases, and the promise of being resurrected in an imperishable body fulfilled (1 Corinthians 15:35, 42-47).Yet it is worth noting that a resurrection without death is a cheap one – on one hand, we are promised resurrection after death for those who believe; on the other hand, this is only possible because Christ has abolished death because He first overcame it (1 Corinthians 15:26, 2 Timothy 1:10).Jesus has said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” (John 11:25). Though we lament the void that death leaves in the aftermath of tragedy, we recognise that the suffering of those who believe in Jesus is temporal until we are united with Him.Above all, it should renew in us a sense of urgency to persevere in sowing and reaping the seed of the gospel (John 4:36) – so that we may rejoice in knowing that souls are saved from eternal tragedy.
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Beautiful words of encouragement Dad 1 month ago
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Gabrielle Yes, this is a very inspirational write! God is with us always even in the bad there is a purpose. He is teaching us! Thank you brother! 1 month ago
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Tavish Amen. 1 month ago
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Gabrielle Amen! 1 month ago
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Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
Shannon Yes Pete we need more people like this not only in the church but all over everywhere. Instead we cater to the sin and have the mentality of live and let live. Sad. 1 month ago
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Isaac It is sad when we see people swimming in sin and others around them do not say anything. God will hold you accountable if you do not try to help them see the error in their ways. 1 month ago
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Dhakir A really good post. Amen. Be aware! 1 month ago
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Your Emotions Are a Gauge, Not a Guide!
Your rest is coming. Sooner than you know you will receive your “imperishable, undefiled and unfading...
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Your Emotions Are a Gauge, Not a Guide! Your rest is coming. Sooner than you know you will receive your “imperishable, undefiled and unfading inheritance” (1 Peter 1:4). And when it comes you will understand why your faith was more precious than gold (1 Peter 1:7). This is where Peter wants your hope to fully rest.But today is a time for war, not peace. It’s a time for faith, not sight. It’s a time of grievous trials that test the genuineness of your faith (1 Peter 1:6–7). So it’s a time to prepare for the action of battle, to keep sober.Your battle today will not be against “flesh and blood” but the deceitful forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12) and the deceitfulness of indwelling sin (Hebrews 3:13). And these two forces are going to try to use your emotions against you. So it might be helpful, by way of preparation, to remember the purpose of emotions so you can fight more effectively and know when to counter them.God designed your emotions to be a gauge, not guides. They’re meant to report to you, not dictate you. The pattern of your emotions (not every caffeine-induced or sleep-deprived one!) will give you a reading on where your hope is because they are wired into what you believe and value — and how much. That’s why emotions like delight (Psalm 37:4), affection (Romans 12:10), fear (Luke 12:5), anger (Psalm 37:8), joy (Psalm 5:11), etc., are so important in the Bible. They reveal what your heart loves, trusts, and fears. It's good to say "pleasure is the measure of your treasure" because the emotion of pleasure is a gauge that tells you what you love.But because our emotions are wired into our fallen natures as well as into our regenerated natures, sin and Satan have access to them and will use them to try and manipulate us to act faithlessly. That’s why our emotional responses to temptation can seem like imperatives (you must do…) rather than indicatives (here’s what you’re being told). Just remember, that’s deceit. Emotions aren’t imperatives; they’re not your boss. They’re indicatives; they’re reports. That’s why Paul wrote, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions” (Romans 6:12).So get ready today. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). He will make promises to and/or threats against you. He will likely try and tap into your weak areas of unbelief and you may find your emotions surging in the wrong direction.When that happens don’t be overly impressed. And remember that your emotions are gauges, not guides. Let them tell you where the attack is being made so you can fight it with the right promises. And go to a trusted friend for prayer, perspective, and counsel if you need to.And remember that this “light momentary affliction is preparing for [you] eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17) and very soon, it’s going to be over. And God, your Great Reward, will be all the inheritance you will ever want forever.                                                                                                                                     Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13). Set your hope fully on that.
Ben-tziyon This is an very inspirational write it is something that I needed to hear. We grow weary sometimes because the world seems so upside down. People are cruel hateful and mean. We struggle with doing the right thing all the time. When we just want to throw our hands up and say ENOUGH! This was a subtle reminder for me and I thank you for sharing this. Brought me back down to where the Lord needs me. 1 month ago
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Pete Ben-tziyonAmen, I do find it hard myself sinking into places I don't need to be sometimes. Though we know scripture applied and acted on is the foundation we stand on. Our carnal nature naturally wants to go along with the flow of how we feel about certain things we see or hear. This alone is the battle we face in this hostile world. We understand that our lives are to be led by the Holy Spirit and if they are our feelings would be much more settled. It's just as Paul said in Galatians 5:17 So... Show more 1 month ago
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Shannon I told someone the a few weeks ago. DO NOT act on your emotions our hearts will misguide us. The heart will take you down a path God does not want you to go. God says man's heart is corrupt for a reason. There has to be balance we can not be soley guided on it. Have a heart but do not let it be your sole guide to all you do. I have learned this the hard way. People will use it against you and it will not be for good. We are left wondering all the time what did I do wrong. I was kind, did all I... Show more 1 month ago
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Pete Love these little video,s 1 month ago
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Every tear you shed is preparing for you “an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17). Every drop of agony and heartache... Show more

Every tear you shed is preparing for you “an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17). Every drop of agony and heartache sinks down into the ground like a seed, waiting to sprout up into an oak of laughter.“The same one who raises the dead stops to linger with us in our sorrow, to climb down into our valley of tears.” Maybe that sounds impossible. Maybe you wonder, “How could this sorrow, this heartache, this grief ever give way to joy?” That’s alright if you can’t understand how right now. God’s ways are often too high and too marvellous for us to grasp. But can you believe — in hope against hope — that what is impossible with man is possible with God (Luke 18:27; Romans 4:18)?Believing that God will turn our tears into shouts of joy does not mean that we no longer grieve. But it does mean that we cling to him through the pain, and let every calamity crash us into his arms. And that we learn to lament to God instead of a curse his name.We’ll keep reading our Bibles, even when we feel dead to God’s word. We’ll keep on crying out to God, even when he feels deaf to us. We’ll keep on gathering with God’s people, even when they don’t understand what we’re going through. We’ll keep on serving others, even while we carry our sorrow wherever we go. And we’ll keep on sowing the seeds of truth and grace into our barren souls, waiting for the day when God takes us home.In the end, . . .We’ll see how the tears that have fallenWere caught in the palms of the Giver of love and the Lover of all.And we’ll look back on these tears as old tales.Our weeping may tarry for a long, long night. As long as we journey through this valley, we will be vulnerable to the assaults of loss and disappointment and death. But joy will come in the morning when God turns this valley of tears into a city of everlasting joy.In that day, God himself will stoop down to each of his grieving children and — somehow, someway — he will dry up tears forever. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things, have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).And then your cracked and weary voice will swell to a shout as you testify with heaven’s multitudes, “You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 116:8–9).
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Very heartfelt share Dad, sometimes we can't comprehend the great healing of our Father, especially when we're hurting! But I look back on the tears we cried and see we have the joy of the Lord today despite the pain we've endured 1 month ago
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Eelia Amen! What a comforting message @Pete 1 month ago
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Pete Must watch!!!!!!! absolutely beautiful 1 month ago
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It takes a long time to get over betrayal. Be kind to yourself and talk to God daily about it. It's not easy but it can be done, and you're going to... Show more

It takes a long time to get over betrayal. Be kind to yourself and talk to God daily about it. It's not easy but it can be done, and you're going to have set backs. Just remember that the real TRUTH is not what they tell anyone. The truth for them is a whole bunch of lies they spew to serve their own Narcissist agenda… Don't feel replaced, remember, they will do this to everyone.No one is special to them. But you are special to GOD and that is all that matters.
Jemima I totally agree with Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) and Pete All they want to do is bring you down so they can feel better about themselves. It is sad...but they will get it back in 10 fold. Move on and let God deal with them. 1 month ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) As the Lord says “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:10). As hard as that can be sometimes, its best not to feed into their ways as its food for them to continue in their ways Jemima 1 month ago
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Carshena amen Shannon you never know how much better you life can be till you remove certain people. I know when I did it was hard but life became better little bit by little bit. 1 month ago
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Be receptive to each other.

Be receptive to each other.
Pete Love this post!!!! 1 month ago
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Carshena Amen, I love it too!! 1 month ago
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Jaakko Awesome post. I am re-sharing this with a few people. Thank you sister. 1 month ago
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Many of us feel ashamed of our tears, especially if others see them. In a culture that prizes strength and grows uncomfortable with prolonged... Show more

Many of us feel ashamed of our tears, especially if others see them. In a culture that prizes strength and grows uncomfortable with prolonged grieving, many of us respond to our own tears with a hasty wipe of the sleeve and a quick “Get over it.”Not so with God, whose fatherly compassion compels him to draw near to the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). The God who said, “Blessed are you who weep now” (Luke 6:21) will not reproach you for the tears you shed as you walk through the ruins of our broken world.“God will not reproach you for the tears you shed as you walk through the ruins of our broken world.” When Jesus joined a crowd outside the town of Nain and watched a widow weep over her son’s body, “he had compassion on her” (Luke 7:13). Later, when Mary fell apart at Jesus’s feet over the death of her brother, the man of sorrows went one step further: “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). Jesus had compassion, and Jesus wept — even though Jesus was about to speak the word to snatch them both back from death (Luke 7:14; John 11:43).Just because Jesus loves us and knows how to fix our problems doesn’t mean he takes a shortcut through our grief. The same one who raises the dead first stops to linger with us in our sorrow — to climb down into our valley of tears and walk alongside us.To be sure, not all tears awaken our Lord’s compassion. God has little patience when we weep in misery over the idols he removes from us, as when Israel preferred Egypt’s meat to God’s presence (Numbers 11:4–10). But every tear you shed in faith — shattered but trusting, gutted but believing — has this banner hanging over it: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18).“I Will Turn Them into Shouts of Joy”A few hours before Jesus was betrayed, tried, beaten, and crucified, he told his disciples, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy” (John 16:20). Sorrow and sighing will flee. Tears will dry up. Grief will lose its grip. So it was for Jesus’s disciples, when a resurrection sunrise scattered the shadows from their hearts. And so it is for every child of God
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Pete Amen!!!!!! Its one of the most soul destroying sites on the internet 1 month ago
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Carshena hahaha!!! they will say, but...but...but....I am serving God I doing his will!!! 🤣😅😆😀 1 month ago
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Gavriella It is full of toxic people. Yes, Carshena it is very sad how they cling to it and claim why and that is they are there because God has called them to be there. All the while there privacy is being breached their data and their photos are being stolen for facial recognition. Remind me again why you they are there? God wants you to serve but he wants you to be smart about it. Messed up! 1 month ago
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𝐀 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐧𝐞. 𝐇𝐞’𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭. 𝐀 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤... Show more

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Leola Andersen It makes my heart ache when I listen to politicians tell us we must accept multiculturalism. Not all muslims are radical. Now creeping into our lives is Islam being integrated into the schools, we can't wear crosses but burkas are okay. And the list goes on and on. A prime example is the anti semitic speech even in our parliaments. In Australia we ban people we want to hear yet all muslim hate preachers in without any problems. It's so true that Islam is the most evil insidious religion in the... Show more 1 month ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) It defiantly is a religion led by Satan Leola Andersen I live in the UK where they're taking over!!! We have a French Christian Sister who's part of our Church who fled an Islamic family who persecuted her for her faith. She came to the UK for help, but I've never known it so hard for someone to get a visa! She feels imprisoned and she travels so far to come to our church due the system tracking her every move, its so sad sister But she's never missed a service at Church despite the pain she... Show more 1 month ago
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Pete Its our government allowing this takeover like many other western countries, breaking down the moral fabric of society to bring in the New Word Order agenda 1 month ago
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Pete I had a feeling it was no-good building my mansion here Matthew 6:19-20 :Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Good share samara for the things of this world will pass away, but His word stands forever Abarrane Well said Dad 1 month ago
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Gavriella Amen! 1 month ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen 2 months ago
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Refael Leave it all at the foot of the cross. 2 months ago
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Gavriella If we all did this how simple and better life would be. 1 month ago
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Pete Amen, It really is, not worth it. Not only do we suffer in this life but also for eternity!!! Matthew 6:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 2 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Truth 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) It's not a nice place to be I've been there before saved !! In Matthew, Jesus says that members of the body should forgive each other “seventy times seven times” (Matthew 18:22), a number that symbolizes boundlessness. Only the Father can help us overcome trials of hurt and unforgiveness, this share explains it well! "it's only us who suffer" the person who's hurt us don't care whether we hurt over what they've done 2 months ago
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For centuries, Christians have called this world a “valley of tears.”

Yes, Christ has come. Yes, he is risen. And yes, he will come again. But still we...
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For centuries, Christians have called this world a “valley of tears.”Yes, Christ has come. Yes, he is risen. And yes, he will come again. But still we mourn and ache and weep — and walk alongside those who mourn and ache and weep. We plod through the valley with hearts heavy laden, grieving for any one of a thousand reasons: our depressed children, our distant spouses, our dashed hopes, our deceased loved ones, our ruinous sin.“The God of all comfort keeps watch over your weeping.”  we cry because life’s sorrows have become chronic, filling our life like unwelcome guests who just won’t leave. Other times, we cry because some unexpected misery lands like a meteor and carves a crater in our soul. And still other times, we cry and don’t know quite why; the grief evades description and analysis.To such mourners, the Bible’s message is not to dry up your tears. No, the Bible says weeping is typical of life in the valley, and its message to mourners is much more sympathetic — and much more steadying.Not one sparrow falls to the ground apart from God’s notice (Matthew 10:29), and neither does one of your tears.When Hagar lifted up her voice in the wilderness of Beersheba, God drew near (Genesis 21:17). When Hannah wept bitterly outside the temple of the Lord, God noticed and remembered (1 Samuel 1:10, 17). When David became weary with moaning, God didn’t become weary with listening (Psalm 6:6–9).The God of all comfort keeps watch over your weeping. He gathers up all your tears and puts them in his bottle (Psalm 56:8). Like a mother sitting beside her child’s sickbed, God marks every sigh of discomfort and pain. No matter how much of your anguish has gone unnoticed by others, not one moment has escaped the attention of the God who neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121:4).As God says to King Hezekiah, so he could say to each of his children, “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears” (2 Kings 20:5).
Pete Bless Leola, I do cry in desperation/sorrows knowing he bares it with us. we need him so much in this hostile world. When one day soon our crying, sorrows and pain will be no more. 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) I understand Leola Andersen! I'm like that, I try to hold back the tears, but I hurt inside. I'd prefer to not cry in front of people, only to the Lord for He bares all and carries my burdens and His yoke is easy and light! Pain can come in many ways, pls believe Sister I've had my fare few sorrows at heart, your not alone and your in the right place to share your pain and sorrow with them who understand you and bare it with you love you Sister x 2 months ago
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Gavriella Beautiful. 1 month ago
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𝐀 𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧, 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 “𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞... Show more

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samara I am catching up on all these. There are so many great posts out here with so much information. Vital info that we all need to read, study, and share with others. Thank you, to Shannon Pete Marcia for all your hard work here. We do appreciate it! 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) You are so welcome Sister, We wouldn't have it any other way 2 months ago
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Shannon Very good post! We need to tend to our own business and not worry about others and what they have. 2 months ago
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Pete Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6)Yea I remember looking at them all racing past us in disgust --then you showed me the notice 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) oooooooops Pete yea it was funny Lol Why are not sleeping? Oh, neither am I Lol Ok bed time, I can find my treasures there 2 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group 2 months ago

I remember my childhood, fetching water from the nearby village with my friends. It taught me to appreciate the simple things in life. God was... Show more

I remember my childhood, fetching water from the nearby village with my friends. It taught me to appreciate the simple things in life.   God was molding me through out this process to be thankful in all things. I was born in Guyana, but  came to the US in my teenage years. I give God thanks 🙏
Yolanda Bacchus Bracha I am praying to God that this year he would allow me to visit Israel. My youngest son and I desire greatly to be there. If the Lord can reveal to you my love for your country, you would see my passion for Israel. I pray and weep before the Lord everyday for you all. Praying for peace and protection ! I have visited islands and other country, but Israel is my heart. 2 months ago
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Leola Andersen l will pray for you sister@Yolanda that you will have your prayers answered. Much love coming to you and your family from Australia. 2 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Thank you Leola Andersen🤗♥️ 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen, Amen Love the Psalms 2 months ago
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Pete A very present help in times of trouble!!!! 2 months ago
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Avi Praise God he is our only hope. ❤ 2 months ago
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Helen Lemmel was born in England in 1863. She moved to the States as a little girl but returned to Germany to study music. While there, she married... Show more

Helen Lemmel was born in England in 1863. She moved to the States as a little girl but returned to Germany to study music. While there, she married a wealthy European, who left her 10 years later because she developed a “malady”.Helen died 2 weeks shy of her 98th birthday, living on public assistance in Seattle. Although nearly destitute, this much-loved woman was known in her church and her neighbourhood as “a woman full of joy and enthusiasm”. Her consistent answer to questions about her well-being was: “I’m doing well in the things that count.”Helen wrote over 500 hymns. She wrote Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus at age 55, 20+ years after her husband left her because she had gone blind.I think about this hymn often when I’m too blind to see. It always reminds me that I’m doing well in the things that count.Born November 14, 1863, Wardle, England                                                    Died November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Shachna I couldn't find one of her originals but this is the song which is very popular here in the UK www.youtube.com/watch

English Christian Hymn ~ Turn your Eyes Upon...

Hymn : Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus | A Capella Music & Lyrics : HELEN H. LEMMEL Story Behind this song: Helen Howarth Lemmel was born in England in...

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Leola Andersen l love this song. l never knew the story of the author. l have played it hundreds of times as a pianist. A beautiful prayer as we come to the feet of Yeshua. 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Amen Leola Andersen! Her testimony is a powerful one, and how she loved the lord and lost all, but her faith saw her through to a good old age pls share some of your music with us some time Sister? My Dads going to share his soon about Yeshua 2 months ago
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𝐇𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐈𝐬 𝐀 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞…
marciaproverbs356.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/%F0%9D%…

𝐇𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐈𝐬 𝐀 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐓𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞…https://marciaproverbs356.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/%F0%9D%90%87%F0%9D%90%AE%F0%9D%90%AB%F0%9D%90%AD%F0%9D%90%A2%F0%9D%90%A7%F0%9D%90%A0-o%F0%9D%90%A7%F0%9D%90%9E-a%F0%9D%90%A7%F0%9D%90%A8%F0%9D%90%AD%F0%9D%90%A1%F0%9D%90%9E%F0%9D%90%AB-y%F0%9D%90%A8/
Sachi Praise God! 2 months ago
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Shachna Amen. 2 months ago
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Batsheva Amen, inspirational share. 1 month ago
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shelomi Amen, amen, amen!!!! 2 months ago
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Devora True! Amen! 2 months ago
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Have you ever felt like your dream would never come to fruition? I have been thinking about this very topic recently as I have been studying the... Show more

Have you ever felt like your dream would never come to fruition? I have been thinking about this very topic recently as I have been studying the story of Joseph from Genesis 37-47.  Joseph had two different literal dreams as a young man that his brothers would bow down to him.  These were not just “any dreams”; they were prophetic dreams that foretold his destiny that he was to fulfil.  However, his brothers despised him when he shared the dreams, which ultimately landed him in a pit.Maybe you haven’t had a literal dream as Joseph did of the destiny you are to walk in, but you do have hopes and aspirations to fulfil the purposes God has for your life.Joseph definitely endured a difficult process.   After telling his brothers about the dream, they schemed to destroy him.  His first stop in the process was a pit where his brothers cast him to die.  Later they decided it would be better if they could make a profit on his demise, so they pulled him out of the pit and sold him as a slave.Regardless of the bad things that happen to people, when God has a plan for your life, He will make you successful even when others cannot accept His favour on your life. Even though Joseph was sold as a slave,  Read the passage about his success.below.Genesis 39:2-6 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. 4 So Joseph found favour in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority. 5 So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field.As I stated earlier, the fulfilment of Joseph’s dream was a process. It did not end with this success.  He found himself in a situation where even though he did what was right, he was wrongfully accused and landed in prison for a crime he did not commit.  First, a pit, and now prison, this is where most people give up on the dream, but not Joseph!Genesis 39:21-23 21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. 23 The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.The Bible doesn’t tell us about the feelings I am sure Joseph had to deal with during this difficult process. I am sure there were times that he felt so isolated and alone as no one seemed to understand the purpose God had put in his heart.  He had this unusual destiny locked inside of him that could not seem to find a way out.  I suspect that there were times when he questioned the validity of the dream and wondered if he had misunderstood the message.  Since he seemed to find success wherever he was, even in prison, was he tempted to settle for a modified version of the dream? I wonder if he also struggled to maintain hope for fear of yet another disappointment.This part of Joseph’s story that encourages me the most !!!. His situation changed suddenly!  One day Pharaoh was desperate to have a troublesome dream interpreted.  Because Joseph had been faithful to his calling, even when he was in prison, he was recommended for the job.  This single event unlocked his destiny, the path to the Palace, and ultimately the fulfilment of his original dream.  This promotion allowed Joseph to fulfil a mightily calling on his life.  Look at Joseph’s response when his brothers apologised for their actions.                                                                                                                                      “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.                                                                 Gen 50:20 There may be many obstacles in your path between the dream and the fulfilment of the promise, but I want to encourage you today to let Joseph be an example that gives you hope. The pit and the prison did not prevent the promise; they prepared him to fulfil the calling he was created to do.  If God has given you a dream, stay faithful during the process and you will realise the promise. Today could be the day that suddenly happens for you too!
Sachi Amen! 2 months ago
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Eelia staying faithful during diverse changes what a wonderful post! this is where trust in God is no matter what He always comes through even though we cant always see how that is even possible! Our Father is so AWESOME!! 2 months ago
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Pete Amen He closes doors then opens another to where he really wants us to be. 2 months ago
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𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐱𝐭, 𝐏𝐚𝐮𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐫. 𝐇𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 (“𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝”), 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭... Show more

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Eelia Amen! Shannon I have had to totally limit the amount of interaction with certain family members and some I just do not interact with at all! Sometimes I forget and I am always quickly reminded why I do contact them why God has separated us! 2 months ago
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Rahim Leola Andersen Happy you are back sister!!! God bless you. 2 months ago
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Gavriella It amazes me how many people I have come across at DOT that has the same family issues and how many have limited or no interaction with family members. It seems the outcast, the forgotten, the abused, etc. seem to be the true followers of Christ. 1 month ago
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Pete Your welcome bab dont come too often 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) You don't have time for me no more now you've adopted many other kids on DOT Mr Agony-Uncle (I mean Aunt ) Pete !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 months ago
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Pete hee hee hee 2 months ago
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How would you recommend how to behave when we are confronted on the streets from people we use to know? I am born again most of my past friends are... Show more

Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Your welcome Abijah we've all endured some kind of persecution whether it be physical or mental or Spiritual. We need to uplift others who are in the midst of theirs, so they know their not alone 2 months ago
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Leola Andersen Dear sister @Adara A big hug from Australia. l say Amen to the awesome encouragement from brother @Pete and sister @Marcia
How precious are the gifts of friends. Shalom.
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Pete Thankyou Leola, It really is a big blessing to be part of DOT The Love here is evident that everyone,s working together to make it what it is. A success 2 months ago
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We suffer in silence because the moment they know we are now "A New Creation" things will never be quite the same. You would think most would be... Show more

We suffer in silence because the moment they know we are now "A New Creation"  things will never be quite the same. You would think most would be overjoyed to hear the Good News. Sadly its never the case; you can tell them anything else you want and it's fine. But the moment you mention Jesus all hell breaks out. :flushed:
Devora God bless you both! Keep working for the Kingdom. Let God sort them out. You keep being the good believers and soldiers you are! AMEN. 2 months ago
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Pete ShannonAbsolutely 110% agree with every word. It's a tough old life that we may have allowed a little too much with some people. Though through lessons learnt we guard the heart from here on. You and Kevin are blessed beyond words where most would have given up. You have allowed God to bring victory in overcoming what you have both encountered. It's also a testimony of how you have been there for others like myself. When I needed someone to understand my situation God led me to you!. That,s how... Show more 2 months ago
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Leola Andersen Dear sister @Shannon. my heart aches for you both. But God often lets us go through trials to prepare for the plan He has for us. For you He had this special place. I have seen from the beginning some of the difficulties you have faced.
We can see what your faithfulness has been used for this group. God has also provided Pete and Marcia to support You, Kevin and Jerry. May God surround you with His love and an extra special presence of Yeshua soothing away our hurtful memories. Shalom
Love you...
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Joanna I have shared this. Thank you sister, powerful. 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Your welcome Sister Joanna 2 months ago
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WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING HOMELESS Most people are fortunate enough never to have to experience homelessness. But for those who do, it can be a very... Show more

WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING HOMELESS  Most people are fortunate enough never to have to experience homelessness. But for those who do, it can be a very traumatic experience that is hard to escape from, damaging physical and emotional well-being along the way.Homeless people suffer high levels of stress from their lack of control over their housing situation, combined with high levels of poverty and often poor living conditions. They often also feel very isolated, especially when temporary accommodation is provided at a distance from the household's local community and friends.To make matters worse, many homeless people carry with them the distressing experiences they have suffered which led to their homelessness in the first place, such as domestic violence, relationship breakdown, fleeing persecution from another country, drug and alcohol misuse, and mental health problem. Many rough sleepers avoid sleeping in conspicuous locations for fear of being attacked, abused, robbed or moved on. In a study carried out by Shelter, rough sleepers reported feeling threatened not only by other members of the street community but by the general public too. Many of those interviewed also claimed to have been subjected to police harassment – this included being unfairly searched, arrested and repeatedly moved on                                                                                                                            Many factors damage the health of people sleeping rough:Cold, hunger and fear experienced by people sleeping rough disrupt their sleep, which in turn damages both mental and physical health.Health is damaged through a lack of basic facilities for personal care such as bathing and washing clothes.Homeless people often have problems with drugs or alcohol, made worse through being on the street.21 per cent of people interviewed in a Shelter study said that mental health problems Homelessness leaves parents at breaking point and children’s lives in chaos. The effect of homelessness on children can be long-lasting. A study undertaken in Birmingham found that 40 per cent of the homeless children studied were still suffering mental and developmental problems one year after being rehoused. Effects on healthwere one of the biggest problems facing rough sleepers.
Tobias Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) some of us do, while others have been given financial help to stay off the streets. 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Bless you Tobias Thankyou for your reply, and Bless Jerry what he does for you all 2 months ago
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Joanna God Bless all of you! I love hearing what God has done in someone's life! 2 months ago
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Pete Yolanda Bacchus I've been there too sister, even to the point of being so under attack I was about to end my life. Its only by his grace and mercy, I'm still here to tell the story 2 months ago
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Yolanda Bacchus I wanted to do the same but the Lord step in and led me to Isaiah 61:3 KJV
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he might be glorified.
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Pete Yolanda BacchusBeing in such a sad place is hard to comprehend for someone whos a spirit filled believer who is knowledgeable of scripture. I was working 16 hours a day and my wife was dying. I had a complete breakdown and never returned to work. I couldn't see a reason but- thank you!!! to my Lord and saviour who made a way when I couldn't even see!!! 2 months ago
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𝐈𝐧 𝟐 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝟔:𝟏𝟓-𝟏𝟕, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐭 𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚’𝐬 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐰 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲... Show more

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When everyone one around you leaves and you lose everything. God is all you need to start over! - feeling blessed

When everyone one around you leaves and you lose everything. God is all you need to start over!
Pete There,s nothing, absolutely nothing that can replace what this post is saying. When there,s no-one that can help to replace anything someone has lost. Take it to the Lord and LEAVE IT THERE!!!!!!!!. He WILL make a way where there is,nt one. Love this post brother Thankyou 2 months ago
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Jedediah Amen Pete! 2 months ago
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Ayelet God is far more than we will EVER need!!!! Amen. 2 months ago
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Ibrahim Amen, we need to understand that the burdens we carry are sometimes meant for good by God. But we are never to hide emotions and we are to never ignore what we are feeling. This can be difficult because pride will stop us. Yeshua is a perfect life example that we must all live by. 2 months ago
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Pete A big Amen Ibrahim, I'm an emotional person at the best of times.The new heart and mind He gave to me is such a difference in how I used to be. 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Yes Ibrahim Yeshua suffered immensely and also said a servant is not greater than his master (John 15:20). Our times of overcoming trials can encourage another in midst of trials 2 months ago
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How can I heal from the pain of betrayal?
There is perhaps a no greater insult to a relationship than betrayal. Betrayal robs us of a sense of...
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How can I heal from the pain of betrayal?There is perhaps a no greater insult to a relationship than betrayal. Betrayal robs us of a sense of security. Someone close to us has proven untrustworthy. Most of us have felt the sting of betrayal; likely most of us have even inflicted it. So what do we do about it? There are obvious dangers in not overcoming the pain betrayal causes—losing the ability to trust, becoming a betrayer in retaliation or self-defence, not acknowledging the betrayal and thereby exposing ourselves to further hurt, emotional numbing to avoid the pain (which will eventually lead to an inability to experience joy as well). We work through the pain so that we might trust again so that we might find the true foundation of our security. Jesus was not immune to betrayal. Judas, one of the twelve disciples, a friend whom Jesus trusted with the group's finances, turned Him in to be crucified. What is perhaps worse is that Judas accepted thirty pieces of silver in exchange for the life of his friend (Matthew 26:14-16). He betrayed Jesus with a kiss of greeting (Matthew 26:49). Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, yet He chose to bring the man into His inner fellowship. Jesus called Judas "friend," even after the kiss that would lead to Jesus' arrest. On a smaller scale, Peter betrayed Jesus. The disciple who vowed to follow Jesus to death (Matthew 26:33-35), three times denied even knowing Jesus. After His resurrection, Jesus restored Peter, giving the man three opportunities to affirm his love for Jesus and confirming His trust in the disciple (John 21:15-19). David, too, experienced the sting of betrayal. In Psalm 55:12-15 he writes, "For it is not an enemy who taunts me—then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—then I could hide from him. But it is you, a man, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend. We used to take sweet counsel together; within God's house, we walked in the throng. Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart." David was no stranger to the torment of enemies, but even that seemed less painful than betrayal from a friend. Let's look at David's response. But I call to God, and the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice. He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me. God will give ear and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old, Selah, because they do not change and do not fear God. (Psalm 55:16-19) David's first response was to experience the pain of betrayal. He did not minimize his sense of hurt. He poured it out to God. We, too, must acknowledge when we have been hurt. And then we need to share that hurt with someone who understands. God understands. Not only was Jesus betrayed in His time on earth. God has been, in a sense, betrayed by His creation. He created us that we might glorify Him and enjoy Him. Instead of fellowshipping with Him, we sinned against Him, and He had to redeem us. Because God so easily relates to our pain, we can pour out our hurt to Him in prayer. When the betrayal is deep, it can be helpful to talk with a trusted friend or counsellor as well. Be wise to refrain from gossip in doing this. Next, David realized his behaviours needed to be altered. He recognized that he could not trust his friend in the same way. Psalm 55:20-21 says, "My companion stretched out his hand against his friends; he violated his covenant. His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords." David understood his friend's, true heart. It needs to be said that not all betrayers commit their act intentionally. Judas and David's friend certainly did. Peter did not. Sometimes friends betray us simply because they are sinful human beings (just like us). It is still wise to recognize that these people may not be as trustworthy as we once believed. However, it would be unwise to paint them with a broad brush, declaring them evil and unworthy of reconciliation. The final step in overcoming the pain of betrayal is that of forgiveness. When we forgive someone, we are really giving ourselves a gift. Especially when people intentionally inflict pain on us, our withholding of forgiveness hurts us more than it does them. To forgive someone is to give up our right to vengeance. We acknowledge that their act was wrong, we might be more careful in trusting them with certain issues, but we do not attempt to get back at them. We don't betray someone who betrayed us. Instead, as David did, we leave it in God's hands. David concludes his Psalm this way: "Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you" (Psalm 55:22-23). God will take care of evildoers. And He will take care of us. Betrayal is a robbing of security through a breaking of trust. We overcome the heartache it causes by giving our pain to God. We call the betrayal for what it is, reconsider our personal boundaries, and recognize that only God is truly trustworthy. We tell Him our pain and allow Him to handle those who would hurt us.
Ibrahim I wish more people in here would share their life stories it helps knowing you are not alone. I get paranoid that sometimes we are the only ones that will open up. Why be part of a community like this with Jewish members that are so raw like we are and we open up? But others will not. Pete 2 months ago
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Pete Ibrahim Amen brother What I love about D.O.T----- It's not social media where sometimes people can be more a hindrance than a help. Those that do come on here would hopefully find; That we are a Family that is striving to be there for each other to help, love and support where-ever possible. We are ever learning, growing, and certainly stronger together than walking it alone. By being open concerning the things that have hurt us or are going through. Gives us more reason to pray and be there... Show more 2 months ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Lovely reply Dad Pete May we learn to be there for each other, edifying, uplifting, encouraging. Our trials can help another overcome their trials/persecution. We need to share more on here Ibrahim? Sometimes I think its only the regulars that come on here, I don't know why people join if their not going to be a part of what we all need, which is each others help and advise, testimonies etc 2 months ago
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Social media and suicide is a relatively new phenomenon, which influences suicide-related behavior Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide... Show more

Social media and suicide is a relatively new phenomenon, which influences suicide-related behavior Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, in the year 2020, approximately 1.53 million people will die from suicide. There is increasing evidence that this behavior of using social media affects and changes people's lives, especially in teenagers. Suicide has been identified not only as an individual phenomenon, but it is influenced by social and environmental factors.In one of the widely known cases, the death of Phoebe Prince, it is generally believed that her actions of suicide were motivated by cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a huge problem linked to increases in suicide rates (Mason, 2008). One explanation that has arisen, is the cause and effect relationship between social media advertised suicides and younger generations being influenced by them. Aside from kids being influenced by suicide tendencies online, there is the psychological explanation behind "15 minutes of fame". The first person who committed suicide live on today's social media platforms – Octane Eben, an eighteen-year-old woman from Égly in the suburbs of Paris – explicitly said, "I want to communicate a message, and I want it to be passed around, even if it's very shocking."The media tends to popularise videos and social media posts in order to inform the public of the rising trouble, which creates popular appeal to the young and immature minds of teenagers. Social media could provide higher risks with the promotion of different kinds of pro-suicidal sites, message boards, chat rooms, and forums. In addition, the Internet not only reports suicide incidents but documents suicide methods (for example, suicide pacts, an agreement between two or more people to commit suicide at a particular time and often by the same lethal means). The role the Internet plays, particularly social media, in suicide-related behavior is a topic of growing in concern
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Imperative information Dad 2 months ago
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Shannon Good share. 2 months ago
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