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  • Reba
    Does the Old testament say anything about the Holy Ghost (sprit)?
  • Carleton
    Ira F Stamphill "A Tender Heart"

    Give me a heart that's tender true; A heart that's kind a heart that's new; And let it be like Thine, O Lord, In every deed and every word. Take out the stony heart, take out the bitterness; Give me a gracious heart that's full of tenderness; A heart that understands, that will not fret nor pine, Give me a tender heart, a heart like Thine.

    Give me a heart from sin set free, Unworthy though my life may be; And may Thy Spirit its temple fill And teach me to obey Thy will. May I forget the wrong someone has done to me And show the tenderness of Christ on Calvary; Let tears of sorrow come and all my ways refine, Give me a tender heart, a heart like Thine.

    Give me a heart that no knows guile, A heart forgiving all the while; A heart that reaches to do a deed And stoops to help a friend in need. I want to feel the pain my neighbors often know And lend a helping hand if be friend or foe; I want to share the loss in every weal or woe And have a tender heart wherever I go.

  • Tim Legarie for verse 3
    Thankyou Ira The holy spirit has been pouring out psalms to me now everyday and i will put one on here soon.Yours is very good and uplifting God Bless you
  • Carleton for verse 3
    Thank you. I look forward to seeing the song(s) on your heart!

    God bless your meditations.

  • Mishael
    So sweet! I'm going to copy that and keep it in my Bible. Thank you.
  • Carleton
    Thank you Mishael. So many past song writers had such open vision for our hearts today, I need this song or one like it, in my life every day. We know of many that are sick right now that need prayers. I hope all is well with you and family.

  • A Christian
    If I thought fraud was taking place at a Christian Organization/Charity, who should I contact? Please leave the information alos. Thanks
  • A Christian
    I have so much to ask you and hopefully I'll get that chance in the near future. But for now, I'll start by asking this; When someone claims to be a Christian but they work 40+ hours a week at their job and only donates maybe 2-hours of their time to reading the Bible and/or learning about God (includes church vists). When looking at the numbers, these numbers are consistant with a large group of people today. What their average week would look like. Unless their job consists of "Christian Duties," how can their life be justified?
  • Justification of the Believer
    You had only to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord. Free to you, but it cost Him his Life. Turn off the tv and Read your Bible first, when you get home. -Mishael-

    "A forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature," "it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins" "of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and" "treats them as righteous in the eye of the law. In addition to the pardon of sin, justification declares that all the claims of the law" are satisfied in respect of the justified. It is the act of a judge and not of a sovereign. The law is not relaxed or set "aside, but is declared to be fulfilled in the strictest sense;" and so the person justified is declared to be entitled to all the advantages and rewards arising from perfect obedience to the law (Romans 5:1-10). "It proceeds on the imputing or crediting to the believer by God "himself of the perfect righteousness, active and passive, of his" "Representative and Surety, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:3-9)." Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without "righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a" "righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law," "namely, Christ's righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:6-8)." "The sole condition on which this righteousness is imputed or credited to the believer is faith in or on the Lord Jesus "Christ. Faith is called a "condition," not because it possesses" "any merit, but only because it is the instrument, the only" instrument by which the soul appropriates or apprehends Christ "and his righteousness (Romans 1:17; 3:25, 26; 4:20, 22; Phil." 3:8-11; Galatians 2:16). "The act of faith which thus secures our justification secures also at the same time our sanctification (q.v.); and thus the doctrine of justification by faith does not lead to "licentiousness (Romans 6:2-7). Good works, while not the ground," are the certain consequence of justification (6:14; 7:6)
  • Carleton
    Hello, perhaps your comments are more for Mishael, yet they came to me as well.

    These verses in Luke Chapter 10 speak to my heart.

    Luke 10:38-42

    Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received them into her house.

    And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

    But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

    And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

    But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    I am too much like Martha, while it was and is, and will always be, that Jesus justified Mary in her faith and by her faith.

    I hope this helps answer both of your questions.

  • Carleton
    This comment is to no one in particular but follows with the thought of being a Martha.

    Perhaps many Marthas in times past and present have gathered together in the name of Jesus their Lord, and have presented their Gospel in a worldly way, in an excusing way, in a self pleasing way, a beautiful serving kind of way, in a many souls are being saved kind of way, in a political way, in a saving of life or lives way, and have condemned others by this way;

    All the while Jesus justified Mary.

    It can happen to any of us to go off message.

    By Love.
  • Lukethompson
    Thank YouDearGod for every thing!!!
  • Sunday Alaka Ogechi for verse 14
    The strongest motives against sin, and to enforce holiness, are here stated. Being made free from the reign of sin, alive unto God, and having the prospect of eternal life, it becomes believers to be greatly concerned to advance thereto. But, as unholy lusts are not quite rooted out in this life, it must be the care of the Christian to resist their motions, earnestly striving, that, through Divine grace, they may not prevail in this mortal state.
  • Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.or if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.Freedom comes from God , that is why we cry Abba Father!Jesus said to Nicodemus,If I tell you earthly things and you believe not ,how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things! The kingdom of heaven is within you. We worship Him in truth and in Spirit! To know Him is to love Him!
  • Stephanie for verse 16
    Could we open Hypnosis up for discussion. Why is Hypnosis a sin? I have just been called to the ministry. Could we keep our answers as clear and simple as possible. Thanks so much and God Bless You.
    Generally, Christians have argued against Hypnosis because:

    1. It isn't reliable

    2. There is a fear it might be associated with spiritual mysteries that make us vulnerable

    3. It weakens your spiritual defenses and allows an external force to control your mind

    However, done in the proper clinical setting, by a trained Psychiatrist, it becomes another tool in the arsenal of medical treatments. I wonder if there is just a lot of superstition associated with it. But as Christians, I don't think we have to be afraid of it. There are many mind altering drugs we have to take for various ailments, but when done right, in a controlled medical setting, they should be safe. That is not to say we should just take anything and everything someone prescribes. But from my perspective, Hypnosis has its place in medical science.
  • Chris for verse 16
    Stephanie, I'll start this off with some thoughts. I would say that using Hypnosis is a sin even though not specifically mentioned in the Bible. Through it, a believer leaves himself open to more problems leading to sin, being no longer subject to clear, rational thinking & obliged to obey whatever is suggested.

    Hypnosis, as you know, is a science to place a person's mind into a state of subjugation, whether done by another or oneself. It effectively alters the critical thinking of a (vulnerable & willing) person to one of obedience regardless of the wishes of that person. It seems to have some benefit in helping those with lingering medical problems. However, the question is, as Christians are we permitted to let our normal critical/decision making minds become open to external commands that would otherwise be rejected by us? Or, in computer terminology, should we allow a downloaded file not be subject to a firewall and an anti-virus examination?

    Scriptures that come to mind: Philippians 4:7; 2 Tim 1:7; 1 Pet 1:13, all speak about having sound, Christ-honouring minds that engage in a mental/spiritual warfare to keep them under subjection from outside forces. In fact 2 Cor 4:4 says "the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not". We can get the sense here, that their minds were veiled, or even affected/hypnotized, so that they can't ever perceive that they're believing a lie. I realize that I'm adding 'hypnosis' here, but I can see how this can be applied to the response of those so affected.

    So, it comes down to: Who has control over our minds/our lives? The Bible says that we must at all times be in control over it, even to the avoiding of substances that would diminish that control or even allowing external forces (people or demons) to gain control over us. When we use the Holy Spirit's Power in our lives, then we should never allow another to take it over nor allow hypnosis to become a play thing as is often done these days.
  • Joselyn Molina not a prophetess or teacher just a believer for verse 3
    we are baptized into Christ (not by water) but by the Spirit the moment we believe!

    1 corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Galatians 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Ephesians 1:12-14 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
  • James
    Does ether bible talk about eating shellfish.
  • Anonymous Sibling in Christ Part III
    And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts." "And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus
  • Anonymous Sibling in Christ Part II
    So, it MAY help the sins to go away, the more you feed your Christianity muscles. Just like you get stronger by going to the gym and lifting weights for your body's muscles, or a marathon runner gets faster and gains more endurance the more they run/train. So to, with fighting off the spiritual darkness that wants us to FAIL! Also, there's POWER in calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ OUT LOUD! I am not the only one who has experienced this! You can pray silently, maybe praying aloud will help? But yes, Saying the Lord's FULL NAME OUT LOUD-remember the devils KNOW and OBEY HIM! "What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
  • Anonymous Sibling in Christ Part I
    Dear Brother Castillo, I will pray for you! You are not alone with the wicked (Satan, his devils, Satan's human children, and former sins, etc) trying to compete with the LORD for your attention! I HOPE this will help you: for me, when I'd listen to certain music from my past, a specific singer, really, I noticed later in the night I'll have the sin of lust/lasciviousness/adultery (of/in the heart) return later that night, after NOT having had such thoughts for LONG stretches in time. It happened so much, that I realized, OK, if I listen to certain songs by her, I'll have the lust sin. PLUS, the more I read the Holy Bible, my mentality changed, even my focus (worries/anxieties would vanish)!
  • Richard castillo
    Thank you for your prayers
  • Richard castillo
    Thank you for your prayers and please keep them up it helps to know that others struggle with the same thing I am it gives me hope.
  • Caroline Marvel
    Need miracle prayer for my eyes cataract, thank you.God bless you all n Amen
  • Barbara
    Is there an extra punnshment for lesbians?
  • T. Levis
  • Ann
    Barbara, there is severe punishment ( Hell Fire) if the person does turn from their evil ways, and turn to the living God and ask for forgiveness for their sins that they have committed, God is merciful and will forgive that person if they will turn to the Almighty God and repent of their evil ways.
    Please read the following KJV bible scriptures: Romans 1:26-27 - 1 Timothy 1:10 - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 - Galatians 3:28 - Galatians 3:26-29 -1 Corinthians 6:9 -Leviticus 18:22 - John 3:16 -
    Romans 13:14 - Galatians 5:22-23.
  • Curtis brummett
    what was the main purpose of the genealogies in the Old Testament?
  • T. Levis
    To point out the promises of the Messiah, to prove the revelation of prophecy.
    That's what I believe.

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