Revelation Chapter 22 Discussion


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  • Kerry bradley
    This is a good bible to read and understand
  • Ruth
    He who is without sin, cast the first stone.

    We are all imperfect and unworthy. It is through the blood that was shed for the atonement of our sins (which is the breaking of HIS commandments, statues and ordinances which WERE and ARE given to us as guidelines) that we may seek redemption. The New Testament (written by the apostles and St. Paul )DOES NOT CANCEL OUT that which is written in the TORAH or PROPHETS.

    In our present state of "unholiness" we can only pray that our LORD helps us and gives us the strength to avoid temptations. Probably impossible because there are so many "things" that surrounds and fulfils our earthly life, that is why there is repentance and forgiveness.

    Yoke not yourself with unbelievers and pray, pray, PRAY for we will be judged according to our works, but we are all HIS children and through HIS SON our MESSIAH, HE is merciful.

    May the LORD bless you and keep you safe.
  • Ruben
    Anyone else dealing with same sex attraction and trying to live a Celibate life have any tips? Can this lifestyle really work? Is it really the best choice for my situation?
  • No
    Ruben,

    Humble yourself under the mighty hand of GOD.

    Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

    Get on your face before Him! Persevere in this way, and YOU WILL HAVE VICTORY OVER THIS. I pray for you! Much LOVE in JESUS!
  • Geoff
    Ruben, here's a technique that's a bit different than the other really good suggestions offered. If you can imagine your life as a pizza, and each slice represents a different aspect of your life. One slice is work, another is church, another slice is family, and another slice might be recreation....and so on. When a slice or a part of that slice is missing, there's a hole. And, we being our human selves try to fill that hole. Often we do it with quick fixes that aren't lasting and negative. The key is to find a long term positive to fill that missing slice. I honestly don't care if you have same sex attraction, but is that new? Is there a void, maybe intimacy or love or a connectedness that is missing. I feel lust, not love. I fall in "Love" with every pretty girl I see. My opinion all humans want to love and be loved. We seek love from fellow people. WE really need to seek God's love. It's harder sometimes, because it's not the BLAM in your face love that we sometimes get from people. Don't get me wrong, it certainly can be. But, it's different. So, think about is something missing? Is it sexual lust, that is looking to fill a void? I never think bars or clubs are the best places to meet long-term partners. That's why their dark and alcohol is involved. Online dating seems to be about hook ups. Use your other areas of life to help you as you come to terms and learn coping strategies to help you. If, this is what you want. You may slip, but keep coming back to God and coming back to scripture. People in the faith community seem to quickly condemn people who have same sex attraction. That's you and your relationship with God, not them and you. Use the SMART method of goal setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-line (does it have a time restriction). Is your goal to be celibate those things? Meet like-minded people in healthy environments. I pray for God to open doors for people go through and close doors He doesn't want us in. God Loves You.
  • Bonnie bell
    Will follow after the spirit. For every person in the world there are sins that tempt. The key is to follow after the spirit. When the lust of sin comes knocking at the door don't answer it. Watch a good movie, listen to Christian radio, listen to some nice Christian music like the Gaithers, Larnelle Harris, Big Daddy Weaver, and Keith Green has some wonderful music from his era. Call a good friend or a prayer line. The key is to follow Christ because he is the resurrection and the life. He is the hope of Resurrection.this means eternal life in a beautiful paradise with mountains and trees and streams and animals and the presence of precious believers do out history. It's well worth the sacrifice I've seen this not healthy for you anyways.
  • Lynne
    I have been reading 1st Corinthians 15. Paul's exclamation of the Resurrection she's beautiful.
  • Chris
    Page 2.

    "Can celibacy work?" Celibacy is an acceptable state to be in (whether called or compelled to be in) & it is a demonstration to the Lord & yourself that you are serious about what you are going through. But celibacy alone will be a struggle if done in your own strength. Your whole attitude is to be close to the Lord through the study of His Word, in prayer (especially when the temptations come), in meeting with other Christians who understand your situation & able to support & counsel you, are all essential in gaining victory. You should never feel alone & isolated in being celibate, but to rejoice that your struggles against the flesh are for the Lord & His Glory & that He is mindful of what you're going through. The apostle Paul prayed earnestly that the Lord would remove the 'thorn in his flesh' (possibly an optical problem), but the Lord was quiet over the matter. You can read about it in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; the key thought here is: that "His Grace (for the infirmity) is given in sufficient measure; & His Strength (to you) is made perfect in (your) weakness". Ruben, you can really prove the Lord in a mighty, special way as you leave your desires completely with Him & trust Him for the strength to persevere & overcome.
  • Chris
    Page 1.

    Ruben, I really sense your frustration & helplessness. I am a heterosexual so I hope someone else who is going through the same conflicts can respond as well, though I thought to pen a few lines to you.

    I understand from your plea, that you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you have homosexual tendencies but trying to live as Christ wants you to. I confess that I'm ignorant how these 'other lifestyles' arise, except to discern that our fallen nature has played havoc with how we are, the way we think, & the things we do. You know the Scriptures about the way God views this type of lifestyle, but what He does see is that you recognize His view on this issue & that only through desire for a new life & abstinence from that which is wrong, is what you too are sensing.

    As I mentioned, we often have 'thorns in the flesh', simply because we are human, imperfect, & with sinful flesh. Some may have a physically deformity or with lower mental capacity or carrying emotional pain from a young age. Yours affects your need for love & companionship which is a very strong compulsion. In my case, I was born with colour blindness (to some degree), & though this generally hasn't affected me in my daily life, it destroyed my sole ambition for a career as an airline pilot. I struggled with this 'loss' for many years & wondered why the Lord allowed this to be my lot. As a Christian, I realize that there is always a purpose in our lives; for me, it could have meant an air accident which could have brought disastrous results, but I could see that all things happen for a reason. I never ever settled into any career that I could enjoy, but content to be in Christ.

    Your struggle is different I know but the same principles apply. If Satan tries to get me in a weak area of my life, I should expect his attack there, I must withstand him, I must cleave to Christ & I must press on in faith. It will never be an easy road to tread, but you must resist Satan at every instance. (page 2).
  • Mishael
    The other person may not know they are dragging spiritual bondage behind them: like an unclean spirit. (It's scripture)

    I'm celibate. If mr. unclean shows up,

    Put on praise music You love and read some chapters. Don't be alone with them till you know their story.
  • Jim
    I know that God was watching over me when I was very young. I should been electrocuted several times,I should have been shot, by a shotgun. Burn do to and explosion, twice. That when I was very young; I'm 63 years old now, and God have been calling me all of my life. I tried to drink it away to gambling it away: if God would have given me my just reward that I deserve, I personally wouldn't be here.but because of his mercy and grace; and with all of the chances my Lord has given me: I finally accepted the call to the to the ministry. Thanks be too God,hekept me from falling any deeper in sin. We need to wake up, repent, pray turn back from all of our wicked ways. Reference to revevelation.
  • Mishael
    Does your last name begin with Z ?
  • Michael
    what do you mean Z
  • Mishael
    It's nothing. Thought it might be someone from a church I went to 35 years ago. Reliving early street ministry days
  • Trevor Holton
    My auntie who is in Salvation Army purchased me a book called THINK ,,it was a bible and pretty easy to understand,,and I've misplaced it or lost it due to moving and old lifestyle full of gambling drugs and alcohol use,,I've had an amazing experience with Gods spirit ( or breath ) around 15 years ago blowing through me from head to toe and it was if something had turned a very warm lamp on onside me and my head had not one single thought in it ,,,it was the best experience I've ever had ,,I'm getting to know Jesus much better and feel better for it ,,the ??? I have is am I chosen or forsaken ,,am I in his book of life ?? And how do I get closer to Jesus my messiah?? Cheers for listening
  • Jeju
    Hi Trevor, hope you are stay well

    I am praying for you.....
  • Merle
    Hello Trevor,

    I greet you in name Our Lord Jesus Christ. Hope you're well.

    I am a new Christian, I gave my life to Our Lord nearly 2 years ago and it's been the best thing I have ever done. I've had joy and peace in my life since then.

    I was baptised many years ago, but because of my immaturity I went back to sin.

    The answer to your question " how to get closer to The Messiah " First of all the bible says " For whoever shall call in the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13

    Believe, that God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Then you have to be baptised.

    Acts 2:38 Peter said, Repent, and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    A few more scriptures for you to look at:

    Ephesians 2:8-9

    2
    Timothy 2:15

    1 John 1:9

    Romans 6:23

    1
    John 5:13

    Mark 16:16

    Romans 10:9-10

    Hope these scriptures will help and give you a good start to getting closer to Jesus Christ our Saviour.

    God Bless you, and I will pray Trevor that you will get the wisdom & knowledge for God's Words.
  • DDC
    Mathew 11:27 Jesus no one knows who he or the father is unless he reveals it. Mathew 16:17 Jesus tells Peter he knew Jesus was the son of God not because a flesh and blood human told him but because Father God told him. Sounds like you know Jesus is the son of God there for you must be called. If you want to be closer to Jesus pray and read his word ask him to show himself and he will.
  • Brenda Thornton
    Trevor : Jesus is all Thur the Gospel! Read Acts Chapter 10. The centurion find's the way! Read Acts chapter 2.About 20 nationality's were given the truth! Peter in Vs 14 -38! 38-,says repents and be baptized in the name Of Jesus Christ This is the plan of salvation St.John 1: 1-18!Colossians 2:8,9,10-12!
  • Sandra Campbell
    73 yrs.since I'm esteem ing others with love no matter who they are.Giving freely and more love and compassion. I'm hearing the calm soft voice of God more often.
  • Diana connor
    I have found the lord in my life also
    All you have to say is Lord Jesus i now put my life into your hands i ask for your forgiveness of all my sins i believe that you die on the cross for me to gain eternal life i want to renew my life unto you i thank you for all of the things you have done for me in the past and for my future to come in your name i pray amen
    get into a bible base church and continue to pray and ask him to help you through any problems you are going through he is listening and he knows what we are asking and praying he just want to hear from us.my many things i do is watch its supernatural,watch TBN read my bible every day or google it and read it and watch the sermons Amen
  • Deb
    Trevor- You are the Lord's child! He loves you more than any love you've ever received here on earth! If I were you, I would bow my head and get on my knee's (if possible) and ask for forgiveness of your sins and ask Jesus to come into your heart. We are ALL saved by grace but we only have to ask to receive. Then follow your newborn self to a church near you, for baptism! Wash away the old and begin with the new as Christ enters your life! May God Bless you and keep you, all the days of your life!
  • Don setting
    Some years ago i had an experience that changed my life. I dont think I was totally awake or awake at all until this single event that spurred me to start creating artwork. the experience was much like that of falling like free falling. I also remember having significant amount of knowledge uploaded o to speak intto my mind. I am not delusional or insane, I really need to know what that was. I have always believed in the lord especially after this event. during this event I had a intense euphoric feeling of love and light. I witnessed my self grow younger and look very youthful and had strange incidents occur in th days proceeding. So what was that what is the 11 11 phenomena and 22 i see
  • Joshua hanes
    I Think god told us he loves childern on Earth
  • Connie
    Lucifer was one of God s Arch Angels. Lucifer tried to overthrow Heaven He wanted to be worshipped like God was worshipped. That is why Lucifer is locked up and guarded by Micheal the ArchAngel until he is released close to the time Jesus returns and all that follow Lucifer will be cast into Hell. Then Heaven will be on earth
  • Chris
    Grace is the amazing part to grasp. I m so thankful for Grace. Yet it s so hard to truly forgive someone. Knowing there going to do the same thing over again. Yet Jesus Christ knows. So yes I must forgive and hope to walk more Christlike.
  • Cherokee
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. The last verse of the Bible says it all.
  • Jesus Christ David Boyce
    Revelation 22:21 has a completion anagram for the bible linked to Rev13:18 '666' Rev22:21'The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints.' amen The Beast China Warthog Lord men flee, I Jesus halts SIX Xi JINPING JINN PIG turned 66 6 months of age Dec15 2019 leader of China and I the legal Second Christ Thor am the man 66 6 Jan 10 2020. China was waiting for me to post this
  • Charley
    dogs are sodomites.1st cor6-9-11
  • GoldenEagle
    Dogs are not sodomites people are sodomites, same sex that have sex with same sex


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