reply to post by mellisamouse
If you know there is only one way to the Father, thru His Son Jesus, then you have the seal. If your spirit communes with God, even if just in the
lowest points of your life, you belong to Him. Remember Jesus He walked t his earth, He learned of the struggles we face, and He learned of the evil
and deceptive forces that Satan uses to lure mankind; He went to the cross for our souls. If being holy were easy, I guess He might have been another
garden variety false prophet and skpped that part.
My son is 27 years old and several months back we were arguing about something, probably something trivial I can't recall. But I remember he said
something about me not caring, and I replied, unrehearsed, that I would die for him. And I would, gladly, if his life were in imminent danger and I
had the opportunity to trade mine for his I wouldn't hesitate. God was apparently faced with the same predicament and chose to suffer one for the
souls of many. I don't understand it all, I don't really try anymore, it is beyond our comprehension. I would like to post a psalm that I ran
across a long time ago, when I was still "searching" for the truth. It really gave me the answers, to some questions I didn't even have yet!
The King James Version (Authorized)
Psalms 139 -
1 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou
compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it
altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in
hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me,
and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth
not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast
covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth
right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes
did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was
none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee. 19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. 20 For they speak against
thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. 21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up
against thee? 22 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
[edit on 21-9-2009 by Bombeni]