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Lounge / Re: Your favorite UR verse?
« Last post by jabcat on April 17, 2014, 09:49:58 AM »
Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.
Lounge / Re: Noah's ark
« Last post by sheila on April 17, 2014, 08:44:59 AM »
Zecha  9;14-17     THEN THE LORD WILL APPEAR OVER THEM[tongues of fire?]

   His arrow will flash like LIGHTENING

   The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet,He will march in the storms of the south[Thunder/Wind] and the Lord Almighty

   will sheild them.  They will destroy and overcome with slingstones[HAIL]  They will drink and ROAR AS WITH WINE;

   they will be full like a bowl for sprinkling the corners of the alter.

   The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of His people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in

  a crown. How attractive and beautiful they will be.

   GRAIN will make the young men thrive and   new wine the young women.

...........and when they had prayed the place where they were gathered togather was Shaken[EARTHQUAKE]

   and they were filled with the Holy spirit and they began to declare the word with great boldness.
Christian Life / Re: I believe
« Last post by ed on April 17, 2014, 06:49:17 AM »
Over my head, but I'm glad it is all working out!

Things are happening!

Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore?
« Last post by sheila on April 17, 2014, 06:36:55 AM »
 Anna,  I think the two or three  has to do with 'every matter established at the mouth of two or three wittnesses.... :HeartThrob:.."

Christian Life / I believe
« Last post by micah7:9 on April 17, 2014, 05:50:33 AM »
I know that I, Micah 7:9, that's me, am quite controversial in my posts, but that's me.
I apologize to those who are new on the forum who were taken aback by my speech.
I am also thankful that the ban, which had no expire date, was lifted, I felt it was cold and without warning, but I understood.
I was hurt by it's absolute, but such is life. And I thank the moderators, each.  :HeartThrob:
Lounge / Re: Noah's ark
« Last post by eaglesway on April 17, 2014, 05:20:15 AM »
And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple and there were flashes of lightning and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm Rv 11:19

And now Lord take note of their threats and grant that you servants may speak your word with great confidence while you extend your hand to heal and do signs and wonders in the name of your holy servant Jesus. And when they ad prayed the place where they had gathered together was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to declare the word with great boldness Acts 4
Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore?
« Last post by Seth on April 17, 2014, 01:55:10 AM »
I think the fact that we are assembling on Tentmaker is proof that physical proximity does not limit "assembling." I think it's necessary for believers to assemble, physically close, if possible. But, I don't believe that if someone is alone, means that Christ is not present within them. I think Matt 18:20 is speaking to the collective nature of his Body, to people who had never heard of the "body of Christ" yet. I don't take that scripture as to mean that not being part of a local church means that you are cut off from Christ (as I am sure we agree). After all, the Bible also says:

2 Cor 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

What happens when all you have around you are unbelievers? What happened before the Internet. I think this is a situation like eating meat sacrificed to idols. Each person must decide for themselves what it means to be assembled and what it also means to "be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers."
Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore?
« Last post by lastpost on April 16, 2014, 11:23:03 PM »
The festivals of Christendom...

I genuinely respect everybody's preferred method of gathering/spiritual ecclesia even if it is not mine. It is between them and God after all. Personally, I can worship with others in their own buildings but generally do not. I find Catholic services too dogmatic for me so I avoid them. Methodist type services are better, I generally feel out of place. Yesterday in the hospital chapel I sent my love to Christ with some hymn singing - that was very good - the hospital chaplains are of a generous nature.

My own understanding is that Christendom has been guided since the Master Jesus Christ, our Lord, lived on Earth in human form. This guidance has been by God, yes, and also by His angels filled with His Holy Spirit who attempt to influence man through his material outlook.

Certainly, the course taken by the "Church" has been hideous, especially during the Dark Ages when men preferred evil, but it would have been worse without the influence of the Holy Spirit. I believe that many of the celebrations of Christendom were prompted by the Divine Unseen.

I want to pass on, if I may, some thoughts that came my way, meaning I did not originate the underlying message.

The whole course of the life of Jesus Christ is as a Pattern and festivals appear appropriately. This Pattern signifies the progressive development of the life begun on Earth and completed in heaven (using the term as it is generally understood). The life is born of self-denial and culminates in spiritual ascension.

The Christ Life can be viewed as a narrative; humanity may read the story of the progress of His Spirit from His Incarnation as a human being (Spirit to stable) to the release of His Spirit (Resurrection, Pentecost, ascension). Thirty years and more of disciplined preparation readied the Christ for His Mission. Three years and more in all were needed to deliver as much of His Mission as man could bear.

According to my understanding, the development of a human is to progress through the way marked by the festivals of the Christendom, from being born as a human being of flesh which constitutes a festival of self-denial, to the festival of the completed life.

The man is born into self-denial; he progresses through self-sacrifice; he develops through recurring struggles with enemies found in the round of daily life, enemies found in himself, and external enemies - which must be conquered.

After this course the external dies, and the inner man, the spirit, rises from its sepulchre of stone on its Easter Morning. From here it is baptised by the outpouring of Spirit, even as of Pentecost; then the spirit ascends to the place Christ has prepared for it.

I believe that this is the progress of the spirit - it has been regenerated, as it were, after its own crucifixion and resurrection. The new man has risen from his grave because the old man has died. The old man along with his lustful nature is crucified while the new man arises to partake in a spiritual and holy life.

The spirit is born again, regenerated - and that is the crowning moment of bodily life for those who have followed the Master Christ -it is the operation of the crucifixion of self, a daily death indeed.

There can be neither stagnation nor staleness because this is the life of spiritual development based upon the Christ Pattern. The disciple is called out by the Master: a stemming of the sensual and base desires so that there is place for the spiritual and Divine, and a daily absorption of knowledge. It is a life of spiritual progress.

I understand that grace and knowledge are gifts from God yet coupled to this fact is that Christ presented to humanity the purest type of life for its imitation, and the Christ Pattern engenders the growth in knowledge and indeed growth in the grace of the Christ.

The material is brushed aside so that the spiritual can be developed; it is a purging as by fire and the fire is of a consuming endeavour and enthusiastic diligence; it is the enduring of the grappling with the lesser self and all that the lesser self includes; and the signposts along the way are of a perpetually increasing embrace of the Truth which is Divine. I am led to believe that those who can welcome fiery trials in His Name are infinitely blessed.

This is a condensed version of the spiritual overlay of festivals based around the Christ birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension. This could be presented in a much more detailed manner as far as festivals of Christendom is concerned but this is simply to make an offering to ponder if desired, which I believe is more than significant.

In His Love and Peace.
Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore?
« Last post by dajomaco on April 16, 2014, 09:40:47 PM »
A man who is physically uncircumcised, but who fulfills the law, will judge you who are a lawbreaker in spite of having the letter of the law and circumcision.

On the contrary, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heartóby the Spirit, not the letter. That man's praise is not from men but from God.

But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, recognized and read by everyone.

It is clear that you are Christ's letter, produced by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living Godónot on stone tablets but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.

He has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.
Humor-Poems-Songs-Movies / Re: So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore?
« Last post by sheila on April 16, 2014, 08:38:23 PM »
 RE; preists have turned the people away and denied entance into Him because of their letter.   I hear that !
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