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My answer to you on this subject would be to seek God and ask Him what is going on. Look into any ministry areas He might be calling you to go to that concern whatever it is that He is allowing to go on around you. Keep your faith in Him as our provider and Lord of all seen or unseen , and remember that we need to seek Him first and foremost. We can move on and seek what His will is for us in our lives. Praise be to God for such wonderful and mysterious works! He is our Savior and Lord, our Deliverer in times of distress.
I believe this is an exhortation I needed to hear. When the adulterous relationship was revealed to me that my husband had been doing for over 14 years at the time and that had produced two children I recall this hitting me like tsunami. I know from the Word that we are to walk by the WORD and trust in the Lord but though I had experienced many kinds of things in terms of what the world , the flesh and the devil through at you and God may allow I did not know HOW to forgive THIS kind of betrayal from this close a relationship. After all in the Bible those who committed adultery were sentenced to death and families were those who took up the care of the abandoned , widows, and orphans.
Since there were no accusers he could not lawfully pass a sentence condemning the woman according to the laws which were put in place to eliminate those who sinned in this way as well as any other sinful practice lest it spread throughout the land due to the seeming tolerance of sin. So the situations of these kinds of debilitating and destructive sins in this day and time , where adultery is not only tolerated but encouraged in our society AND rewards are often offered to women who have children out of wedlock , the victim of such sinful crimes is left to try to figure out what is the way to go on in life as Christ would have us do.
I agree that what you learned while walking in your relationship with the Lord has been very different than many who teach about such things. It is the difference between the relationship with Christ and really learning what HE says in the Word and how that is applied to our living life in this fallen world.
I have read many testimonies of how frustrated people who have gone to get help who have come away with either useless , cliche advice , or worse , damaging them by lack of wise counsel upon this most difficult issue.
This is not that I would want anyone to be stoned to death or any of the other horrible ways that have been inflicted upon those who commit this sin BUT it was a deterrent useful to reduce the amount of people willing to risk it in those days and times when it was the prescribed punishment. SO we have a lack of knowing what to look for and how to determine the true devotion of anyone who claims the Lord …until there has been sufficient time in study and right doctrinal instruction for a person newly entering into Christ.
I know of many who suffered the realization that they married a person who was not seasoned in their faith and tried by various incidents that called for them to walk in the Truth rather than give in to the world and their flesh in the face of temptation. So many terms have been rebranded in the faith that many people have no idea how the interaction between the Lord and their thinking is to be walked in. We are all given the command to study and rightly divide the Word personally.
So I see that many entering into trusting Jesus have no idea that some teachings and teachers are not trustworthy but are wolves and this has been the case now for most of our society for over years …of course it has gone all the way back to Eden , but more recently there was a movement to assault the church more by design of the enemy of GOD and of those who God loves. I am very pleased to read that your exhortation encourages those who believe and want to learn from GOD in how they might be assured that they will be led by Him.
Learning how to ask the Lord when we need to know is extremely helpful, useful toward our being instructed in as the Word is how the man of God is fully furnished unto all good works.. A marriage is something brought to pass as a man and a woman vow to GOD and one another before witnesses , God does not ordain nor bless any perversion of this kind of commitment.
Man does not define what love is by his feelings and appetites and Man does not put assunder what GOD has ordained and joined. HOW to respond to such a sin as adultery has to be by HIS ordained wisdom which we are to search out. Some say so citing the way we are to separate ourselves from unbelievers and unrepentant …all the while forgiving and leaving the door open for repentance.
Rom Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. Mar And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Rom For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
God Is: Devotions Empowered by Biblical Statements of Faith (Kingdom Promises)
Jhn Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Pro He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. So it is I am the slow learner but one thing I do …not give up …not get talked out of continuing in the Word of GOD ….
Jhn Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;. Coming to realize this was a big deal for me. This led to many difficulties and bondage to submission to others. Lifting up men is not useful and oftentimes is destructive. This is where the false teachers take advantage for their own agendas. Learning to heed the Word of GOD and turning to Him , asking questions and knowing He will bring the answers to mind and through study of the Word has been a big key for me to become free from being a slave to other people.
I am thankful to have been learning I can speak directly to the Lord and He will bring to mind answers …I can access His wisdom without any other mediator other than my Lord Jesus and He will continue to teach me. I also have been becoming equipped through applying the Word in all situations what is true in many difficult situations. I am thankful that GOD is not unfaithful to do all that He has promised in terms of maturing those who are willing to keep on going after Him despite stumbling and fumblings.
We need not condemn ourselves for where we have been deceived. In truth we are born into a deceitful world that is set before us from childhood as truth when it is not.
All the more needed for parents to learn from the Lord the scriptures and teach them to their children. Believers are learning to realize the way this works that we might continue to have hope in Christ and all He has promised and to live by faith which HE provides and strengthens as we obey Him. I do think your post encouraging us to ask about things in our path that we are brought to pay attention to are to be realized as useful for us to learn about things GOD would have us take note of and learn from HIs perspective about their true nature and effects. I have seen and learned many times about truth of GOD world view by way of having had something bring my attention to study of something in the Word.
I am thankful to God for this important truth for us as we learn to walk along trusting what GOD has had recorded in scripture for us to also learn from in the present life we are living through this world.
Jhn It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Pastor Jack. This is a great article!
15 Verses on What The Bible Says About All Things Are Possible
Where can I find those resources? I have read a couple of your articles, found a link to your archive and plan to read many more! Do you have a resource for a strong Bible-based forum for Christian discussion? I want to be certain I am getting God-breathed responses to my questions. I know many other Christians are feeling His call more than ever.
He is prompting me to study, dive into His Word, learn from others that are His teachers and spend more quality time with Him. I am waiting on His leading and for Him to point the way. I will do whatever He wants me to do, go where ever He wants me to go — in His name, for His glory. Hello Cynthia.
Thank you for your encouragement and I am thrilled that you want to grow and to also find out what your gifts are to strengthen and serve the Church of Jesus Christ. Here are a couple of links that allow you to take a test to find out where your gifts or strengths are at:. Here is a test for adults but this website also have ones for youth too but I perceive you are an adult just from the maturity you wrote with:. As for having a forum or website that allows discussions for Christians to grow, there are several but some problems occur where readers differ and sometimes argue over non-essentials to salvation issues that are needless to debate.
What I sense you want is to grow and many churches have Sunday school programs such as the church I am under-shepherd of that allow the class to have input which we do. Others have Sunday night services that are dedicated to a more intensive Bible Study and still others have Weds. There are many Christian forums but you will find that frequently they are taking about issues that do not have to do with doctrine but about personal beliefs in grey areas that sometimes lead into wrangling which the Bible commands Christians not to do. Please note that our website allows comments on all of the articles and you can ask or comment with other readers and even the authors of these articles and to me, it is one of the greatest tools for growth.
The vast majority of our readers and commentators who reply with comments have so much to add that I grow too in the process. I hope this helps. We have over articles about various topics. Need Answers?
Statement Of Faith — The Branch Church Milledgeville
Ask Us. Happy hunting and growing in grace and knowledge Cynthia. I took both tests and found that Faith was very strong on both. I also had a strong aptitude for Mercy on both. Is it possible through study, prayer and training to strengthen a particular gift? Or does the Spirit fill your cup up only so much? I am earnestly seeking.
For clarification, I am an adult 54 years and have actually been a Christian for about 40 years now. A falling down, mess of a Christian at times, but one with a testimony! God if faithful.