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Christian Life / Re: The Kingdom of God???
« Last post by marie glen on March 21, 2015, 12:47:42 AM »

"Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven."  This expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;  for our God is a consuming fire.

.."once more..."  :Chinscratch:

It's not only that without God we die, cease to be (because He IS life) but on the way is depravity. All things move. There is constant motion and the motion toward extinction of life - without God's intercession - has got to become darker and darker, as that's the course one's on.

And so we all were, in all the different human degrees, but it was the same road all were on, when "Christ died for us" (in our place) ..and so the world is.

worst case scenario - Anywhere, where there has been a worst case scenario possible, somewhere in the world and time, that scenario has played out.

I'm not trying to be negative. I'm a very optimistic person, even in the worst of times, God always has something, some blessings up His sleeve. It's just that we humans, I think, do not recognize the gravity of the situation. The other day my daughter was talking about two teenage girls she knows, and her words reminded me of what sort of world some teenage girls are stepping off into.

Do you remember Jessica Lundsford? That's one story I'll never forget. It was so dark. It was so evil. So totally depraved. It represents it all to me - the sex slave trade, the wars, bags of tiny body parts in landfills.. So many would like to ignore the times, "let me live my life" they say (subconsciously?) ..Those folks acting up in the Middle East, they're deceived.. Sure! They're deceived, but they're also doing what they do because they want to.

If God's breath is a consuming fire, I think this world has been on borrowed time for some time now. And yet, although things are so messed up, they're perfect. All is perfect - God is letting things run their course, and using it to thoroughly prove what ever it is He is proving (to "all in heaven and on earth." Eph 1:10; Col 1:20)

And we.. ..are above it all! For we are "seated in heavenly places" because "He is in us and we are in Him" and He "sits at the right hand of the Father". (Ephesians 2:6; Romans 8:2,10/Galatians 4:19; Hebrews 1:3)

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared.." (1 Corinthians 2:9)

"The wolf and the lamb shall pasture together, the bear will graze with the cow.. the lion will eat straw like the ox" (Isaiah 11:6,7) "Everyone will live under their own vine and fig tree.." (Micah 4:4) ...are just glimpses.

"Of the increase of His government" (His Kingdom) "and peace, there shall be no end.." (Isaiah 9:7)
            :smile:

Prestron Eby does a great teaching on the Kingdom of God. The article is titled Echoes of Eden.

  Love that title! will have to look that article up! :banana:
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by marie glen on March 21, 2015, 12:27:30 AM »
One Body, One Faith..
"..and to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed; not `And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, `And to thy seed,' which is Christ ...There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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...that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel...to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.. ..Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
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...for his body's sake, which is the church.. ..There is one body and one Spirit...  one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
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...For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body... Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
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Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready and there was given to her that she may be arrayed with fine linen, pure and shining, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.'

(Individually, we are Christ's brethren. But collectively, now betrothed or engaged to Him, later joined to Him in divine marriage at the marriage supper of the Lamb.)
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For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
& lo, I tell you a secret; we indeed shall not all sleep, and we all shall be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, in the last trumpet, for it shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we, we shall be changed: for it behoveth this corruptible to put on incorruption, and this mortal to put on immortality; and when this corruptible may have put on incorruption, and this mortal may have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the word that hath been written, `Death was swallowed up by victory; where, O Death, where is thy sting? where, O Hades, thy victory?' and the sting of death [is] sin ...thanks, to Him who is giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ; so that, my brethren beloved, become ye stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord. (letter, like the majority of them, written to a gentile church)
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And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!"
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And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
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...did put forth his sickle to the earth, and did gather the vine of the earth, and did cast [it] to the great wine-press of the wrath of God; and trodden was the wine-press outside of the city" - Hinnom/Armegeddon/Jerusalem's gehenna
& - "marriage of the Lamb and marriage supper - Then he said to me, Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.. Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them..both small and great....And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army."
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14 for they are spirits of demons, doing signs -- which go forth unto the kings of the earth, and of the whole world, to bring them together to the battle of that great day of God the Almighty 15 `lo, I do come as a thief; happy [is] he who is watching, and keeping his garments, that he may not walk naked, and they may see his unseemliness,' 16 and they did bring them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Armageddon."

"Wherefore comfort one another with these things.." :gsmile: 

Gal 3:16,28,29 --- Eph 3:6,19-21 --- Col 1:24; Eph 4:4-5 --- from Eph  5:23-32 --- Rev  19:7,8 --- 1 Thess 4:16-17 & 1 Cor 15:51-58 --- Rev 22:17 --- Eph 1:22-23 --- Rev 14:19,20 & Revelation 19:9,11,17,18,19 & Rev 16:14-15-16
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Often I think the whole salvation issue is psychological.. and near death experiences, as they're called I believe is truth coming at someone but it gets interpreted through the individual psyche in its own particular symbols.. Otherwise I wouldn't know what to make of the blend of true with untrue.. and in this case, quite a bit of it.

Way interesting story though! And I hope it's true!

I think this is the accurate explanation of NDE's. They are all interpretations through the psyche of the person having them and can be interpreted in many ways.
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Do you believe in Nirvana NDE's? Re-incarnation NDE's? There have been myriad's of kinds of NED's.

Why pick the hell NDE's to believe?

Believe the word of God and you will be much better off. :o)

Amen :banana:
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Do you believe in Nirvana NDE's? Re-incarnation NDE's? There have been myriad's of kinds of NED's.

Why pick the hell NDE's to believe?

Believe the word of God and you will be much better off. :o)

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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Lazarus Short on March 20, 2015, 08:39:26 PM »
You didn't run with it - good!  :thumbsup:
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by eaglesway on March 20, 2015, 08:38:28 PM »
Well thats a wonderful hypothesis, but in my opinion it doesnt incorporate all the scriptures, so it is wrong. ;o)
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by Lazarus Short on March 20, 2015, 08:36:48 PM »
In my research on the Bride, I considered every possibility I could think of:

the church
the Church
racial Israel
spiritual Israel
the Jews
Mary Magdalene
the 144,000
a complete surprise.

After due diligence, my hypothesis [repeat, a hypothesis, so don't run with it] is that the Bride will be a corporate entity, made up of Overcomer Israelites.
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He was definitely a very bad guy but hell NED's always scare me and make me think UR is just wishful thinking :sigh:
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Christian Life / Re: No marriage in heaven....
« Last post by eaglesway on March 20, 2015, 08:14:49 PM »
I was just modifying my post to put that verse in it when I saw yout post Joeteekay  :thumbsup:
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