reply to post by Taissa
God bless you. Seek God's Holy Spirit, restrict your prayer with the protective hedge of Christ. If nothing else, simply pray the Our Father with a
heart genuinely seeking Absolute and Eternal Truth.
Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed I don't even know where to start and my simple, earnest prayer is, "Father God, please just help me do right, be right
and think right, all in accordance with Your will and Your purpose!" That's it. For me, that's spiritually prostrating myself before His glory
because we cannot stand against our Enemy alone.
God said, "My people die for a lack of knowledge."
The Nation of Ancient Israel was like "sheep led to the slaughter"
Jesus Himself told us that many false prophets would appear and deceive many. We are not to put our faith in MEN. The only faith that brings
salvation is faith in God through Christ our Lord. We can either step off the boat like Peter, in faith that God is fully capable of keeping the
integrity of His Word that has been handed down to us in the Biblical Canon, or we can choose to stay in the boat of doubt and argue among the others
who choose to float aimlessly in the sea of confusion. Only when we step off the boat, in faith, can we be baptized in the Living Water of salvation
and truth. That is a very pithy statement and truly worth fully digesting.
I wear flip-flops everyday. I have chickens. I'm a terrible housekeeper, laundry and dishes are my kryptonite. I am not particularly clever,
intelligent or exceptional in any way. When I log on to ATS, sometimes I get nervous, wondering if I will be able to respond to the flood of
resistance that awaits each day. I anticipate replies that I simply am not equipped to take on. But each day, the words seem to come. Sometimes I
go back and read my responses, in disbelief that they came from my mind. But I know that they are not coming from my mind, they are coming from my
Spirit. Therefore every single day I must absolutely submit myself to God and His purpose, reserving nothing of myself. Otherwise, I am only a
stumbling block for His Kingdom. Which, to me, would be better to be thrown into an abyss of despair than work against my Father, rather than for
At the end of the days, I am mentally and spiritually exhausted. I feel like a tube of toothpaste, from which every last bit has been squeezed. A
member has said to me in a reply that we do not "fight" against evil, which would mean that God's people do not "fight" for His, for THEIR OWN,
Kingdom. Yet we are told over and over again that the God that we serve is the God of Heaven's Armies! We are told that His angels fight against the
princes of unrighteousness!
The blessed Apostle Paul tells us plainly that we do not FIGHT against flesh and blood, "but against the rulers, against the powers, against the
world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."
The battle is for our allegiance and it is at
the cost of our soul. Our progenitors, the first of our kind, made in His perfect image, debased that image and gave our inheritance over to
spiritual dogs. However, in His infinite mercy, He already had a plan of salvation implemented in anticipation of this fall from grace. We were
created to inherit the earth and eternal life, but instead by swallowing corruption, we inherited death and a fallen creation ruled by the fallen from
Also in His infinite mercy, just as this creation had a point of beginning, it has been appointed a point of culmination. A just and merciful God
would never have intended for a flawed and fallen creation to continue on into an eternal abyss of chaos and corruption! We are told that He sowed a
field with good seed, but the Enemy came along and sowed tares among His wheat. Yet instead of destroying the whole field, the wheat has been allowed
to grow alongside the tares. And at the time of final harvest, His wheat will be put in His barn, the New Jerusalem which will be the eternal abode
of all those whom have chosen salvation in Jesus Christ, but that the tares will be thrown into the furnace, having served no purpose. I pass
judgment on NO PERSON. Judgment is reserved for God ALONE. We are given the free will to choose obedience to His parameters of righteousness, or
not. Our consciousness of awareness is a GIFT! Yet so many choose to show their appreciation for the opportunity life itself, and the potential of
eternal joy, by slapping Him in the face with rejection.
When you come across the words of a person that ring true to your spirit, seek the truth of the matter in prayer. God's Spirit will hear His own
voice. Ask everyday for a renewal of grace and to be baptized in His Spirit! Every single day!
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