reply to post by punisher97
Congrats on your courage and persistence in ferreting out the Truth.
May God lead you ever closer to HIMSELF.
He alone is worthy. He alone is able. He alone is supremely willing to keep that which you commit TO HIM against the future traumas . . . and on the
day of each of our graduation.
I see this as bootcamp preparing those to rule and reign with Christ.
His priorities appear to be an eternal economy based on
Lots of grist for the mill gets ground finely toward those goals.
Anyway--the Bible says MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE. May God's Spirit lead you ever more closely to following our Lord regardless of the noise,
distractions within and without.
ATS is pretty hostile to Christians as you've likely observed. The whole planet is becoming more so, as well. Evidently we were born for such a time
as this. May He strengthen you in every respect needed. May He give you wise and balanced brothers in Him that help you as iron sharpens iron.
He declares that we shall OVERCOME BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB AND THE WORD OF OUR TESTIMONY.
The critical thing is to live with Him eternally. Confessing with our mouths that He is Lord and our Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised
Him from the dead results in Salvation (Rom 10:9 etc)
Romans is a great book for those basics . . . as is Hebrews.
Anyway--I'm 66 and still remember how life was for me at 16. May God have mercy on you and lead you into the greatest intimacy with Him possible in
this life; May He enable you to discern right from wrong and give you the follow-through to behave accordingly.
May He enable and prompt you constantly to forgive yourself and others and even Him for not running your life and the planet as you might at times
prefer. Forgiveness seems to be a deal-breaker high priority to Him.
May He give you wisdom beyond your years and peace in all your doings and travels.
God's best to you and those you Love.