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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 9 months 2 weeks ago #3618929

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The true God is most interested in what his hands have done. Genisis 1:1,2,3 says "1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth 2 Now the earth was formless and desolate, and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep, and God’s active force was moving about over the surface of the waters 3 And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light " Ask yourself, who was God talking to ? The answer to that question is simple actually, after some research. Proverbs the 8th chapter has the answer; verse 22" New World Translation" says " Jehovah produced me as the beginning of his way, The earliest of his achievements of long ago. 23 From ancient times I was installed, From the start, from times earlier than the earth. 24 When there were no deep waters, I was brought forth, When there were no springs overflowing with water. 25 Before the mountains were set in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth, 26 When he had not yet made the earth and its fields Or the first clods of earth’s soil. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there; When he marked out the horizon* on the surface of the waters, 28 When he established* the clouds above, When he founded the fountains of the deep, 29 When he set a decree for the sea That its waters should not pass beyond his order, When he established* the foundations of the earth, 30 Then I was beside him as a master worker. I was the one he was especially fond of day by day; I rejoiced before him all the time; 31 I rejoiced over his habitable earth, And I was especially fond of the sons of men. 32 And now, my sons, listen to me; Yes, happy are those who keep my ways.33 Listen to discipline and become wise, And never neglect it. 34 Happy is the man who listens to me by coming early to my doors day by day, by waiting next to my doorposts; 35 For the one finding me will find life, And he receives approval from Jehovah. 36 But the one who ignores me harms himself,* And those who hate me love death.”"

There exist those who will say that those words belong to "wisdom" and they are correct; however is wisdom inanimate and does it need someone to act on it, in order for it to show its power? Notice verse 22 says " Jehovah produced me as the beginning of His way" At Colossians 1, 14-20 we read " 14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He(Jesus Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All other things have been created through him and for him. 17 Also, he is before all other things, and by means of him all other things were made to exist, 18 and he is the head of the body, the congregation. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might become the one who is first in all things; 19 because God was pleased to have all fullness to dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all other things by making peace through the blood he shed on the torture stake, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens."

Seems as though both Proverbs and Colossians agree that we are talking about Jesus Christ. Notice how it helps us to understand more about the creation of our universe as well; even though there are many millions of years that have gone by since the beginning of creation; We find ourselves living at the most unique time in history now where anyone who wants to humble themselves and learn more are promised from the originator of life, The one who never had a beginning wants his creation not only to live, but to live forever on this earth in a paradise that is promised.

Understandably there are a lot of unanswered questions that honest hearted people have and there is also a faithful remnant that is helping those, whom love God, to understand the truth about Him and His son.
Jesus said at Mathew 24:45 “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?"

Each one will decide for themselves what they want out of life and there is one important factor that we all will be accountable for, and that is, "am I doing what God wants me to do" no matter how one may feel.
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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 7 months 2 weeks ago #3642903

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In the beginning was God,
Today is God,
Tomorrow will be God.
Who can make an image of God?
He has no body.
He is the word which comes out of your mouth.
That word! It is no more,
It is past, and still it lives!
So is God.

A Pygmy Hymn.
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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 7 months 2 weeks ago #3642931

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Understanding spirits and how they are superior to flesh would help everyone that wants to understand , or gain knowledge of The one true God would do well to ask," What does God want me to do ?"

Rev 19:17 "I saw also an angel standing in the sun," - only an angel could do that; and that helps us to understand their superiority over humans. They don't eat food to keep them alive nor do they sleep. Other than that, they are quite like humans, in that they exercise the fruitages of the spirit which are found at Gal 5:22

"On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law."

As people think they are something when in actuality we are just dirt and yet God loves us and wants what is best for us. That is why it is so important to find out what His will is for us, which is why Jesus said at John 17:3

"This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ ".

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder.

2:23 and the scripture was fulfilled that says: “Abraham put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness,” and he came to be called Jehovah’s friend.

One might want to think twice before they think that God is far away from each one of us. Acts 17:26 says

"And he made out of one man every nation of men to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he decreed the appointed times and the set limits of where men would dwell, 27 so that they would seek God, if they might grope for him and really find him, although, in fact, he is not far off from each one of us. 28 For by him we have life and move and exist, even as some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his children.’"
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There is only ONE God
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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 4 months 2 weeks ago #3690079

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Reminder…….

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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 4 months 2 weeks ago #3690180

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God is real (Or another name besides God).
Someone had to light the wick and start the big bang without blowing themselves up in absolute zero conditions.
My Mother read the Bible to us when we were young. I cannot read the Bible as it makes no sense to me.

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Redeye wrote: God is real (Or another name besides God).
Someone had to light the wick and start the big bang without blowing themselves up in absolute zero conditions.
My Mother read the Bible to us when we were young. I cannot read the Bible as it makes no sense to me.



The Christian Bible has two sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish faith, written at different times between about 1200 and 165 BC. The New Testament books were written by Christians in the first century AD.12 Jul 2011
The Bible is not just one book, but an entire library, with stories, songs, poetry, letters and history, as well as literature that might more obviously qualify as 'religious'.

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/texts/bible.shtml

The New Testament is probably easier to read and understand, Redeye, it is about the life, and works of the sweet, Lord Jesus Christ, and teaches us to love one another. smile.png
You keep on believing in God Redeye, you are one of millions smile.png smile.png smile.png smile.png
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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 4 months 2 weeks ago #3690183

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I get only silence no matter who I pray to. Maybe I’m doing it wrong.

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'It’s time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day,' Kamala Harris. Lol, what????

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WWWoody wrote: I get only silence no matter who I pray to. Maybe I’m doing it wrong.



www.cru.org/us/en/train-and-grow/spiritu...om-gods-silence.html


Prayer
5 Things to Do When God Seems Silent
Jessica Wicks 8 Minute Read

God's Will, Prayer, Faith, God is Sovereign, Job


God answers prayer. But sometimes, God is silent.

As believers, we’ve all been there — or will be. We may earnestly seek God but, in return, only sense His silence. And this silence can be difficult, frustrating, even excruciating.

The Bible tells the story of a man named Job who was well-acquainted with God’s silence. In his pain and suffering, he cried out to God. He asked for answers. And he kept asking.

But for the first 37 chapters of the Book of Job, his cries for God’s help and relief are met only by God’s deafening silence.

As Christians, we are not always going to hear God’s voice, but from Job we can learn a few practical things to do when God seems silent.
1. Examine Your Life

Begin by asking yourself, Is there any unconfessed sin in my life? Make sure nothing is blocking you from being able to hear God’s voice.

Psalm 66:18 says, “If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, my Lord would not have listened” (New Living Translation). This requires looking deeply at our lives..

Ask yourself: Is there anything (or anyone) I love more than God?

As God brings things to mind, ask for His forgiveness.

And remember, there is no shame in repentance. This act of faith pleases God and restores our fellowship with Him.
2. Accept God’s Authority

Recognize that God can be silent. There is no obligation for God to answer you, inform you or let you know anything.

“God is said to be absolutely free,” says A.W. Tozer in “The Knowledge of the Holy,” “because no one and no thing can hinder Him or compel Him or stop Him. He is able to do as He pleases always, everywhere, forever.”

Like us, Job faced the choice of acknowledging — or rejecting — the authority of God. In response to his suffering and loss, Job’s wife suggested he curse God and die.

Instead of following her advice, Job chose to let God be God. “Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?” he asked (Job 2:10, NLT).

Accepting God’s authority also means actively trusting God, realizing He is in control and can be trusted.

“Though He slay me,” says Job, “I will hope in Him” (Job 13:15, English Standard Version). Nothing in Job’s life, or ours, happens apart from God’s knowledge and plan. As we learn at the beginning of the Book of Job, God was fully aware of all the things that were about to happen to Job. In fact, He gave Satan permission to do these things in Job’s life. At no point does God release His control.
3. Listen to What God Is Saying

Although God may seem silent regarding a specific request or petition, remember that He is in a constant state of communication with us.

In fact, it is possible that you already have an answer from God. The Bible is full of specific answers about what is right and wrong, as well as information about God’s character and His intention for us as His children and His followers.

So don’t forget to dig into God’s Word — His written communication to us — to find out what He has to say about the problems you are facing or the questions you are asking.

As you read the Bible, ask God to speak to you through the Holy Spirit, who lives inside of you. Often, verses of Scripture can have new significance in light of current problems you are facing.
4. Recognize That Silence Can Be Intimate

Silence can also be a sign of God’s trust in you.

The Gospel of John tells a story about Jesus’ friends Lazarus, Mary and Martha. When Jesus found out that Lazarus was ill, rather than rush to Lazarus’ house to heal him, he stayed where he was for two more days (John 11:6). And before Jesus arrived in Bethany, Lazarus died.

To Lazarus’ sisters, Mary and Martha, Jesus’ silence could have been interpreted as neglect — that Jesus did not care about or want to help them.

This mirrors many of the emotions we feel when God does not immediately answer our cries for help.

But in Jesus’ silence we, along with Mary and Martha, are drawn into a new closeness to God and understanding of His power. Four days after he died, Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus, showing His power.

“When you cannot hear God,” says Oswald Chambers in “My Utmost For His Highest,” “you will find that He has trusted you in the most intimate way possible — with absolute silence, not a silence of despair, but one of pleasure, because He saw that you could withstand an even bigger revelation.”

When you are completely comfortable with a person, it is possible to sit in a room together and not utter a word.

In love, silence can be a sign of intimacy.

For Job, God’s silence was also a result of the depth of their relationship. When Satan approached God, God said, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” (Job 1:8, ESV). God chose Job because He trusted him.
5. Keep Talking to God

Just because God seems silent doesn’t mean you should doubt Him or stop praying.

God’s silence isn’t a license for us to turn our backs on Him. Instead, it’s an invitation to press forward and seek Him even more diligently.

The psalmists modeled crying out to God. David said, “Oh my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest” (Psalm 22:2, ESV). Job also continually cries out to God, asking Him to answer.

For pages of the Book of Job, God is silent. But in chapter 38, God answers — and questions Job. “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” asks God. “Tell Me, if you have understanding” (Job 38:4, ESV).

God is in control and has been all along. He heard Job’s cries for help. In trust, He waited for the perfect time to speak. Job was reminded:

God answers prayer.

When you pray wwwwoody, pray thus........Dear heavenly Father.............and end with for Jesus Christ's sake Amen
In the New Testament it says "and Jesus said, go into your room and close the door and pray thus.......and he gave us the Lord's prayer

Remember that God knows better than you do what your needs are smile.png ...A bit like the blind, leading the blind here wwwWoody, but I try to help smile.png .
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KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE GOD 4 months 2 weeks ago #3690200

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Prayer seems to work for me.
Don't know if the help was in the wind or a prayer worked.

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