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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by gibsino1: 5:05pm On Nov 26
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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by xtolax: 1:03pm On Nov 27
Worship at Daystar Christian Centre this coming Sunday. One on one with God in an atmosphere of worship and spiritual fellowship. Daystar is located at Plot A3C, Ikosi Road, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ATMC(f): 2:20pm On Dec 02
emmask:
Hello Everyone.
Please I need your help with my Christian life.
I got baptized with the Holy Ghost on June30th and since then I've been experiencing God's love and touch.
But I've been unable to still get rid of some addictions from my life(I've been able to get rid of many through his help tho).
But whenever I'm enjoying a closer relationship with God, I just fall back to the sin and start all over again. Its been very saddening for me and I don't know what to do.
The addiction is pornography.
Your advise, help and all is highly welcomed.
Thank.
Hey, how are you faring? Do you know about an author by name Jonathan Wellton? Find his book "eyes of honour".
It may help you understand certain things better. More grace for your walk with God.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Messages001: 4:54am On Dec 03
https://www.nairaland.com/4879866/prophesy-days#73493737

PROPHESY OF OUR DAYS
The gospel I gave is the gospel of love. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength… and serve Him only. Love your neighbor as yourself.” So the greatest commandment says.
Nigeria is a nation I love. I love their people’s zeal to serve me and their passion for the things of God. But their good spirit has been hijacked. Hijacked by lovers of the world and the earthen.
The servants I called have disowned me, to join the children of destructions in preaching heresies. Their love for gold is second to none. They cloth themselves with fear and terror. They present themselves as gods to the people. They take the worships belonging to God as their own. Their words are like sharpen sword, it pierces the soul of their followers to destruction.
They read: “store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal,” but preach the gospel of extortion.
The children of destructions are really their mentors. They learn to shout like them, disturbing the peace of the world. They learn blasphemies and insult The Holy One in the name of prayer.
They resort to the use of devilish powers in order to match their quest for deception. They tell lies to the leaders of the nation, to gain monetary favors. And have become the working tools of the oppressors of my people. Who parade themselves as leaders? They are everything but God’s servants.
But the time is not far, when I will deliver you my people. I will plant my words in your heart and you shall know my ways. I will uplift you from your lowly state and handover the leadership of the land to you. You shall enjoy the good resources of the land and shall plant and harvest bountifully. You will know that I am your God and you are my people.
As for the children of destructions, these people do not know that my ways are higher than their ways and my thoughts higher than their thoughts. I will strip them of all their pomposity. The power they think they had shall become their mockery. Their once glittering outfits shall become rags. They shall beg for food, but no food will be given to them. How harsh will the cruelty of their sufferings be that they will beg for death?
They shall feel my full anger for perverting my ways and misleading my people. The very voice they used in blaspheming shall desert them and their cry will not be heard. They shall perish with their leaders, whom they oppressed my people with, stealing the common wealth my people were meant to enjoy.
Rejoice O my people, for your oppressors end has come and you will seize to hear their motivational speeches. When their death finally come, they shall not rest in peace but will rot in the deepest path of hell.
Seek then the truth O my people, and the truth only shall set you free because I came that you may have life and have it to the full.
Peace be with you.
Warning: you shall not alter any part of this message, rather circulate it as much as possible and through any medium available. My blessing will surely visit you as you do this.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ThaThinka: 6:21pm On Dec 05
Hello. I was just wondering if someone with deep knowledge and conviction about Christian living could share their opinion on a matter that I am not so sure about.

I wish to know if it's by any chance it's wrong to work under false pretence. Yes, you might say I already have the answer, but I am just not 100% sure.

I am currently in need of a stable source of income, but jobs aren't forthcoming. Now, I can write content relatively well. I am considering venturing into writing and affiliate marketing in a way that will require claiming to be a resident of a Western country.

Making something significant, enough to confidently take on certain expected responsibilities or roles, could be easier that it is currently. People from non-native English-speaking countries, such as Nigeria, are often discriminated against and given low rates on marketplaces, such as Upwork and Fiverr. This is why I'm thinking of claiming another country.

I have believed all along that this is wrong. But sometimes, including right now, I wonder if this will really be sinful. This is because I'm offering a service after all.

Any 'spirit-filled' Christian here should please share their view on this. Thanks.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Ihedinobi3: 12:42am On Dec 06
ThaThinka:
Hello. I was just wondering if someone with deep knowledge and conviction about Christian living could share their opinion on a matter that I am not so sure about.

I wish to know if it's by any chance it's wrong to work under false pretence. Yes, you might say I already have the answer, but I am just not 100% sure.

I am currently in need of a stable source of income, but jobs aren't forthcoming. Now, I can write content relatively well. I am considering venturing into writing and affiliate marketing in a way that will require claiming to be a resident of a Western country.

Making something significant, enough to confidently take on certain expected responsibilities or roles, could be easier that it is currently. People from non-native English-speaking countries, such as Nigeria, are often discriminated against and given low rates on marketplaces, such as Upwork and Fiverr. This is why I'm thinking of claiming another country.

I have believed all along that this is wrong. But sometimes, including right now, I wonder if this will really be sinful. This is because I'm offering a service after all.

Any 'spirit-filled' Christian here should please share their view on this. Thanks.
Hello friend.

I am a fellow believer in the Lord Jesus and I do try to stay "filled with the Spirit". A most daunting task that, but His Grace is sufficient for us and His Strength is made perfect in our weakness.

This question you asked like many others just like it is a matter of practical application of biblical truth to one's life. As such, it demands an answer of your conscience to the Holy Spirit. If anyone attempts to give you directives here, they usurp the place of the Holy Spirit in your life. We may teach each other the Truth of the Bible but that is really the limit of our involvement in each other's lives. Our decisions must be made from a conscience free of pressure from others.

So, I encourage you to keep praying and considering the Scriptures and paying attention to good biblical teaching which respects the Bible and does not distort it for selfish purposes. As you do so, this decision will become clearer and clearer for you.

I will say a prayer for you, friend. I believe that the Lord is well able to guide you right in this matter.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ThaThinka: 8:44am On Dec 06
Ihedinobi3:

Hello friend.

I am a fellow believer in the Lord Jesus and I do try to stay "filled with the Spirit". A most daunting task that, but His Grace is sufficient for us and His Strength is made perfect in our weakness.

This question you asked like many others just like it is a matter of practical application of biblical truth to one's life. As such, it demands an answer of your conscience to the Holy Spirit. If anyone attempts to give you directives here, they usurp the place of the Holy Spirit in your life. We may teach each other the Truth of the Bible but that is really the limit of our involvement in each other's lives. Our decisions must be made from a conscience free of pressure from others.

So, I encourage you to keep praying and considering the Scriptures and paying attention to good biblical teaching which respects the Bible and does not distort it for selfish purposes. As you do so, this decision will become clearer and clearer for you.

I will say a prayer for you, friend. I believe that the Lord is well able to guide you right in this matter.

Thank you so much, sir. I appreciate.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Ihedinobi3: 10:39am On Dec 06
ThaThinka:


Thank you so much, sir. I appreciate.
It's my pleasure to help, dear friend. Please keep Romans 14 in mind as you think and pray about this.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by josh49matthews: 3:37pm On Dec 06
As I reflect upon this past year, I see all the things that I have acquired, both material and spiritual. I have learned so much this past year, more than I could I have ever imagined. I have been faced with challenges that have tested me as well as my fears. I can say with full confidence that I have risen above them, and with every passing moment, I am getting closer to myself, to my true essence. I have done this mostly with the guidance of my teacher, my father, my guide- Pastor Chris. He has led me from the depths of darkness. From a time that I was so far off the path and, doing whatever my body told me to do without listening to my soul. Pastor Chris helped me channel the Holy Spirit and bring it back into my life. Given the time of year, and the approaching days of festivity, I thought I would just share my feelings and my appreciation for this phenomenal Pastor. Does anyone want to share their feelings, maybe they feel the same as me?
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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Julivas(m): 4:31pm On Dec 07
ThaThinka:
Hello. I was just wondering if someone with deep knowledge and conviction about Christian living could share their opinion on a matter that I am not so sure about.

I wish to know if it's by any chance it's wrong to work under false pretence. Yes, you might say I already have the answer, but I am just not 100% sure.

I am currently in need of a stable source of income, but jobs aren't forthcoming. Now, I can write content relatively well. I am considering venturing into writing and affiliate marketing in a way that will require claiming to be a resident of a Western country.

Making something significant, enough to confidently take on certain expected responsibilities or roles, could be easier that it is currently. People from non-native English-speaking countries, such as Nigeria, are often discriminated against and given low rates on marketplaces, such as Upwork and Fiverr. This is why I'm thinking of claiming another country.

I have believed all along that this is wrong. But sometimes, including right now, I wonder if this will really be sinful. This is because I'm offering a service after all.

Any 'spirit-filled' Christian here should please share their view on this. Thanks.

Good evening bro, just saw your post. Thanks for sharing your thought here. Bro, this is exactly what is making me not to venture into this online stuff yet. To get orders, one must used strong vpn to change ones location, this is a lie. As a Christian, we must not follow the multitude to do evil you know. The good news is that though your niche may be saturated on some freelancing sites, there is still some niches that you can offer as a Nigerian that you will be getting offers. Niches like video animation, graphic design, white board animation, etc. If you get training on these type of niches, you don't need to change your location.
I hope this help. God bless you.

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by peterobosa: 2:36pm On Dec 08
Paul Adefarasin prays for Nigeria at The Experience 2018 Concert

The Experience Concert held on Friday, December 7th 2018 for the 13th year running at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) Onikan, Lagos. It was a fantastic experience all though. The event, which is a ministry expression of Pastor Paul Adefarasin and his House On The Rock church, had the whole world worshipping from 7 pm on Friday night up until the early hours of Saturday morning. This year’s edition was themed ‘Jesus our Peace.’

The concert featured a powerful line up of award-winning and renowned indigenous and international gospel musicians such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Timi Dakolo, Travis Greene, Nathaniel Bassey, , Vicki Yohe, Chioma Jesus, Tope Alabi, Eben , Tim Godfrey, Mike Aremu, Glowreeyah, Onos, Eno Michael and Chee. And for the first time at The Experience is JJ Hairston, Planetshakers and Ada Ehi. Kudos to Pastor Paul Adefarasin and House On The Rock church for making this a reality. We can never go wrong by worshipping God.

The Experience averages a yearly attendance of over 500,000 people at the venue, with millions more watching live online from all over the world. According to Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the concert has grown to become the biggest gospel concerts in the world. The Experience Concert was first held in December 2006 at Tafawa Balewa Square with 70,000 people in attendance.

Paul Adefarasin at a press conference on Friday explained that the inspiration behind the 2018 theme is to highlight who Jesus is, especially in the world we live in today – the Prince of Peace. The allure of The Experience Gospel Concert is its penchant for unifying people irrespective of nationality, faith, gender, status or political persuasion.

Adefarasin noted that regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming elections; peace is the ultimate candidate that we should all support, and must be the candidate that wins.

“Despite many challenges Nigerians may face, we cannot afford to lose faith in God’s ability to turn things around for our good, choosing to see a bright future, the Nigeria of our dreams, one that we can proudly bequeath to the next generation.”

“Our elected representatives can no longer afford to the selfish luxury of focusing on their own interests; rather they must be fully capable of managing our affairs.”

“The population can no longer sit back and complain of lack of clear direction. It is time to become change agents, nation transformers and the solution that Nigeria has long awaited. Providentially, the Nigerian electorate is fast evolving from nonchalant, passive onlookers into politically keen, invested and active participants seeking to develop and enshrine good governance, as evidenced by the number of technocrats vying for elective positions in the forthcoming general elections.”

Adefarasin said each Nigerian registered to vote must do so with a clear conscience devoid of prejudice or self-interest.

“Our vote must be for peace, transparency, credibility, equity, justice, inclusion, development and unity. Patriotism should be of necessity, be our motivation and above all, peace must be our ultimate candidate regardless of the outcome of the elections. We all need to work together for a peaceful win.”

The Experience Gospel Concert 2018 It was indeed a night of worship as Jesus was exalted as King. The event was well attended by members of the media, captains of industries, doyens in the marketplace, diplomatic corps, government officials, statesmen and a plethora of guests. We can’t wait for 2019!

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ThaThinka: 7:08pm On Dec 08
Julivas:


Good evening bro, just saw your post. Thanks for sharing your thought here. Bro, this is exactly what is making me not to venture into this online stuff yet. To get orders, one must used strong vpn to change ones location, this is a lie. As a Christian, we must not follow the multitude to do evil you know. The good news is that though your niche may be saturated on some freelancing sites, there is still some niches that you can offer as a Nigerian that you will be getting offers. Niches like video animation, graphic design, white board animation, etc. If you get training on these type of niches, you don't need to change your location.
I hope this help. God bless you.

Thanks, sir. I had thought about getting a more specialised skill. The issue is that I am not so sure how well I'd fare in the areas I have more interest in, especially programming.

Those skills you suggested are great as well. But I'm a bit tentative about them because I think they require ability to conceptualise and draw things. My strong points, I feel, are mainly researching things and writing.

This probably explains why I was undecided on the wrong in claiming another country for writing jobs.

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Rebekkah(f): 9:50pm On Dec 08
TEN (10) COMMON TACTICS OF THE ADVERSARY & THE POWER TOOLS CHRISTIANS CAN EMPLOY TO OVERCOME THEM


1. Deception/snake spirit. Manifests as lies and illusions in order to make you believe in the wrong Genesis 3: 4-5.Your enemy can spilt himself into two seemingly opposing personalities in a fued so as to make you take sides with one side of him. One great deception of the adversary is him making you believe he's good, he's the light, an angel 2 Corinthians 11:14 etc

*Discernment. If you know the word of God well enough you'll be able to tell apart and smell the spirit inside people. Also by their fruits you'll know them Galatians 5:19-21.



2. Slander & gossip. The major intent is to distract you or rubbish your image. Satan accused Job before God. Also the Jews spread malicious gossip about Jesus and Paul.

*Ignore--Focus on what you're on. Keep forging ahead.



3. Mockery. The goal here is to make you feel the shame that they represent. This nature is inside all humans. People mock another who's doing something great they've failed at or can't achieve. Mockery can also be an indication your enemy is gaining ground. Watch out. E.g The soilders mocked Jesus Christ. Tobiah mocked Nehemiah and the people of Israel who were rebuilding Jerusalem's wall Nehemiah 4:3. Shimei mocked David when he was escaping from Absalom 2 Samuel 16:5. Some kids mocked Elisha and 42 of them ended in the belly of bears 2 Kings 2:23.

*Concentrate. Keep seeking good.



4. Persistence. The enemy doesn't give up easily. The intent is to wear you out till you give up on your pursuit/resolve. E.g Delilah wearied Samson with her continual inquest.

*Resistance. Resist the devil and he'll flee from you James 4:7. Be strong in your resistance, don't swerve or anything just RESIST.



5. Flattery. Pride got the enemy where he is today and he'll stop at nothing to get you there also. Pride goes before destruction Proverbs 16:18, always. Goliath and Herod died at the peak of their pride. The one's head fell off, the later's stomach burst open.

*Humility. Be humble in spirit doesn't mean bend low to everyone's request. It means look beyond the weight of your achievements and be willing to grow all the more.



6. False accusation. The adversary will use this when it seems he's losing out. Daniel was falsely accused. Joseph did not escape this tactic from Potiphar's wife.

*Righteous & truthfulness. Righteouness exalts a nation. In the case of the people above, their attitude and truthfulness proved out in the end. Be like them.



7. Disguise/camouflage as friend or lightworker & False teaching / wolf in sheep's clothing. This is a power tool of the enemy, you'll often catch him dead saying, 'I want to be your friend.' Your enemy can camouflage into different looks; physically and spiritually. People of Gibeon deceived Joshua; Joshua 9:3-6. An enemy most often comes as that sweetest friend you can't part with but sooner than later he'll bare his teeth and reveal the deep wound he has inflicted silently on you all this while. So many prophets in the world today are what they are; false teachers. Sadly their message and 'miracles' (MM) are so juicy many can't resist.

*THE WORD. BE GUIDED. INTUITION. HOLY SPIRIT will instruct you in all truth. Pay attention.



8. Fear/Intimidation. This he uses to cripple his victim's soul like Goliath cripple the Saul's army. The mind of man is powerful but when it becomes feeble, it's easy to manipulate. Fear also brings distraction. Sanballath is the demon of discouragement and distraction.

*Courage. Be strong in the LORD and in the strength of his might. Put on the WHOLE ARMOUR Ephesians 6: 10-18


9. Counterattack/return march. The enemy often likes to catch his target in his words. He'll use your words against you, especially after a powerful win against him. Pharisees and Sadducees often sought to do this with Jesus Christ but failed woefully each time Mark 12:13, Luke 20:26. Why?

*Steadfastness. He was steadfast and consistent with what HE says and does. Be like Christ.



10. Disobedience/compromise/bias/dualization. This is the most effective of all the tactics of the adversary. Disobedience is a grave sin many overlook. God cannot condone disobedience as he likens it to witchcraft 1 Samuel 15:23. Suffer no witch to live. The enemy can kill your aspirations, life, marriage, family etc through disobedience to God's instructions. He smoothens disobedience so you don't see it as one, but as an alternative like Saul did in 1 Samuel 15:15. 'He'll tell you ok use this escape route. Try this. etc' In so doing you'll begin to doubt which is the right option and end up in confusion. Another way he makes you disobey is to mix good and evil (White & Black, truth & lie, Beauty & ugly) into one picture so you can't tell the difference.

*Purity & wholesomeness. Jesus said you can't serve God and maman. Paul wrote, 'Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Of what union is light with darkness?' Good is good; Evil is evil; there's no unity between them.


WATCH & PRAY
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by lamidebaby(f): 5:35am On Dec 09
Rebekkah:
TEN (10) COMMON TACTICS OF THE ADVERSARY & THE POWER TOOLS CHRISTIANS CAN EMPLOY TO OVERCOME THEM
so insightful.
thanks.

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Julivas(m): 6:11pm On Dec 09
Rebekkah:
TEN (10) COMMON TACTICS OF THE ADVERSARY & THE POWER TOOLS CHRISTIANS CAN EMPLOY TO OVERCOME THEM


1. Deception/snake spirit. Manifests as lies and illusions in order to make you believe in the wrong Genesis 3: 4-5.Your enemy can spilt himself into two seemingly opposing personalities in a fued so as to make you take sides with one side of him. One great deception of the adversary is him making you believe he's good, he's the light, an angel 2 Corinthians 11:14 etc

*Discernment. If you know the word of God well enough you'll be able to tell apart and smell the spirit inside people. Also by their fruits you'll know them Galatians 5:19-21.



2. Slander & gossip. The major intent is to distract you or rubbish your image. Satan accused Job before God. Also the Jews spread malicious gossip about Jesus and Paul.

*Ignore--Focus on what you're on. Keep forging ahead.



3. Mockery. The goal here is to make you feel the shame that they represent. This nature is inside all humans. People mock another who's doing something great they've failed at or can't achieve. Mockery can also be an indication your enemy is gaining ground. Watch out. E.g The soilders mocked Jesus Christ. Tobiah mocked Nehemiah and the people of Israel who were rebuilding Jerusalem's wall Nehemiah 4:3. Shimei mocked David when he was escaping from Absalom 2 Samuel 16:5. Some kids mocked Elisha and 42 of them ended in the belly of bears 2 Kings 2:23.

*Concentrate. Keep seeking good.



4. Persistence. The enemy doesn't give up easily. The intent is to wear you out till you give up on your pursuit/resolve. E.g Delilah wearied Samson with her continual inquest.

*Resistance. Resist the devil and he'll flee from you James 4:7. Be strong in your resistance, don't swerve or anything just RESIST.



5. Flattery. Pride got the enemy where he is today and he'll stop at nothing to get you there also. Pride goes before destruction Proverbs 16:18, always. Goliath and Herod died at the peak of their pride. The one's head fell off, the later's stomach burst open.

*Humility. Be humble in spirit doesn't mean bend low to everyone's request. It means look beyond the weight of your achievements and be willing to grow all the more.



6. False accusation. The adversary will use this when it seems he's losing out. Daniel was falsely accused. Joseph did not escape this tactic from Potiphar's wife.

*Righteous & truthfulness. Righteouness exalts a nation. In the case of the people above, their attitude and truthfulness proved out in the end. Be like them.



7. Disguise/camouflage as friend or lightworker & False teaching / wolf in sheep's clothing. This is a power tool of the enemy, you'll often catch him dead saying, 'I want to be your friend.' Your enemy can camouflage into different looks; physically and spiritually. People of Gibeon deceived Joshua; Joshua 9:3-6. An enemy most often comes as that sweetest friend you can't part with but sooner than later he'll bare his teeth and reveal the deep wound he has inflicted silently on you all this while. So many prophets in the world today are what they are; false teachers. Sadly their message and 'miracles' (MM) are so juicy many can't resist.

*THE WORD. BE GUIDED. INTUITION. HOLY SPIRIT will instruct you in all truth. Pay attention.



8. Fear/Intimidation. This he uses to cripple his victim's soul like Goliath cripple the Saul's army. The mind of man is powerful but when it becomes feeble, it's easy to manipulate. Fear also brings distraction. Sanballath is the demon of discouragement and distraction.

*Courage. Be strong in the LORD and in the strength of his might. Put on the WHOLE ARMOUR Ephesians 6: 10-18


9. Counterattack/return march. The enemy often likes to catch his target in his words. He'll use your words against you, especially after a powerful win against him. Pharisees and Sadducees often sought to do this with Jesus Christ but failed woefully each time Mark 12:13, Luke 20:26. Why?

*Steadfastness. He was steadfast and consistent with what HE says and does. Be like Christ.



10. Disobedience/compromise/bias/dualization. This is the most effective of all the tactics of the adversary. Disobedience is a grave sin many overlook. God cannot condone disobedience as he likens it to witchcraft 1 Samuel 15:23. Suffer no witch to live. The enemy can kill your aspirations, life, marriage, family etc through disobedience to God's instructions. He smoothens disobedience so you don't see it as one, but as an alternative like Saul did in 1 Samuel 15:15. 'He'll tell you ok use this escape route. Try this. etc' In so doing you'll begin to doubt which is the right option and end up in confusion. Another way he makes you disobey is to mix good and evil (White & Black, truth & lie, Beauty & ugly) into one picture so you can't tell the difference.

*Purity & wholesomeness. Jesus said you can't serve God and maman. Paul wrote, 'Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Of what union is light with darkness?' Good is good; Evil is evil; there's no unity between them.


WATCH & PRAY
Brilliant. Thanks, more of this in this thread o.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Ihedinobi3: 8:14pm On Dec 09
ThaThinka:


Thanks, sir. I had thought about getting a more specialised skill. The issue is that I am not so sure how well I'd fare in the areas I have more interest in, especially programming.

Those skills you suggested are great as well. But I'm a bit tentative about them because I think they require ability to conceptualise and draw things. My strong points, I feel, are mainly researching things and writing.

This probably explains why I was undecided on the wrong in claiming another country for writing jobs.
The choice is ultimately yours what you will believe, dear friend. So, don't take what I am about to say as being any effort to persuade you to act in any way. My particular commitment is to give to everyone who asks the Truth that God has so graciously given to me as well.

In Matthew 12, the Lord Himself gave a lesson on the observance of the Law and the issue of conscience to none other than the Pharisees themselves.

Because I am unwilling to produce a long post right now on this matter, I will only say that He gave them similar lessons several times. There are many today just like the Pharisees (and throughout human history from Cain and Abel until now, there have always been such people) who conceive of God as some kind of moral accountant who is counting sins and good deeds. That is not Who our God is. Our God is full of mercy and lovingkindness. It is true that He hates sin and punishes it severely but it is also true that because of His impossible-to-quantify love for us, He paid a price beyond quantification to save us from our sins.

This is why we ought not to act like He is watching our every move to find fault with us. He is perfect and already knows our faults. That was why He gave us Jesus Christ.

For this reason, those who seek to please the Lord do their best to limit themselves to the Scriptures. And there are many things that the Bible does not address about our choices. It does not tell us that if we are willing to work - to obey God in His command that we should work with our hands in order to provide for ourselves (Eph 4:28) - we should also tell all the truth about where we are when it might hamper our ability to obey Him. It is definitely not a bad thing to seek to be honest. As a matter of fact, it is what we should be unless there are special circumstances that require that we definitely not be honest otherwise we would displease God (Ex 1:15-21; Josh 2:1-22; 2 Sam 17:17-21).

But as I just showed you in these last passages, there can be special circumstances (always involving saving godly lives) which do require that we lie in order to please God.

I don't know the particulars of your situation and I don't believe that anybody but you can fully know and understand them enough to make the right decisions about them. This is why we are told to not judge one another as I told you. You have to actually take the responsibility to study up on the teachings of the Bible and pray diligently and actively exercise faith in the Lord's assurance that He will guide you into the right decisions in order to please the Lord. It is not faith when we look elsewhere for guidance. My circumstances are necessarily different from yours and so are my abilities and even my spiritual attainment so far so that I would be seriously remiss to attempt to tell you what to do even when it seems obvious to me.

So, let me encourage you once again to do your best to limit yourself to the Lord's guidance. I have no idea what He will be pleased to guide you into doing. It may very well be to pursue some new skill-set or it may be something else. But I do know that if I told you that it is wrong for you to claim to reside in a Western country so that you can actually earn a living obeying God in that matter, then I could become the Pharisee upon whom the Lord will not look kindly for interfering with your obedient walk with Him.

The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ remain with you, dear friend.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ThaThinka: 10:49pm On Dec 09
Ihedinobi3:

The choice is ultimately yours what you will believe, dear friend. So, don't take what I am about to say as being any effort to persuade you to act in any way. My particular commitment is to give to everyone who asks the Truth that God has so graciously given to me as well.

In Matthew 12, the Lord Himself gave a lesson on the observance of the Law and the issue of conscience to none other than the Pharisees themselves.

Because I am unwilling to produce a long post right now on this matter, I will only say that He gave them similar lessons several times. There are many today just like the Pharisees (and throughout human history from Cain and Abel until now, there have always been such people) who conceive of God as some kind of moral accountant who is counting sins and good deeds. That is not Who our God is. Our God is full of mercy and lovingkindness. It is true that He hates sin and punishes it severely but it is also true that because of His impossible-to-quantify love for us, He paid a price beyond quantification to save us from our sins.

This is why we ought not to act like He is watching our every move to find fault with us. He is perfect and already knows our faults. That was why He gave us Jesus Christ.

For this reason, those who seek to please the Lord do their best to limit themselves to the Scriptures. And there are many things that the Bible does not address about our choices. It does not tell us that if we are willing to work - to obey God in His command that we should work with our hands in order to provide for ourselves (Eph 4:28) - we should also tell all the truth about where we are when it might hamper our ability to obey Him. It is definitely not a bad thing to seek to be honest. As a matter of fact, it is what we should be unless there are special circumstances that require that we definitely not be honest otherwise we would displease God (Ex 1:15-21; Josh 2:1-22; 2 Sam 17:17-21).

But as I just showed you in these last passages, there can be special circumstances (always involving saving godly lives) which do require that we lie in order to please God.

I don't know the particulars of your situation and I don't believe that anybody but you can fully know and understand them enough to make the right decisions about them. This is why we are told to not judge one another as I told you. You have to actually take the responsibility to study up on the teachings of the Bible and pray diligently and actively exercise faith in the Lord's assurance that He will guide you into the right decisions in order to please the Lord. It is not faith when we look elsewhere for guidance. My circumstances are necessarily different from yours and so are my abilities and even my spiritual attainment so far so that I would be seriously remiss to attempt to tell you what to do even when it seems obvious to me.

So, let me encourage you once again to do your best to limit yourself to the Lord's guidance. I have no idea what He will be pleased to guide you into doing. It may very well be to pursue some new skill-set or it may be something else. But I do know that if I told you that it is wrong for you to claim to reside in a Western country so that you can actually earn a living obeying God in that matter, then I could become the Pharisee upon whom the Lord will not look kindly for interfering with your obedient walk with Him.

The Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ remain with you, dear friend.

Thank you, sir. You have said it all: it's ultimately left to me (and my conscience) to decide what I'd do. That's actually the truth for almost everybody else.

The post you quoted was actually in reference to situations before posting here. I am still not convinced about toeing the path of claiming somewhere else yet - that is, if I'll ever be able to.

You have done the best you could by making biblical references for me to decide things on my own.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Ihedinobi3: 10:56pm On Dec 09
ThaThinka:


Thank you, sir. You have said it all: it's ultimately left to me (and my conscience) to decide what I'd do. That's actually the truth for almost everybody else.

The post you quoted was actually in reference to situations before posting here. I am still not convinced about toeing the path of claiming somewhere else yet - that is, if I'll ever be able to.

You have done the best you could by making biblical references for me to decide things on my own.
That is excellent, my friend. I am satisfied with your own insistence on following your conscience. Just make sure to educate your conscience properly in the Scriptures and trust the Lord to lead you aright.

May the Grace of our Lord sustain you.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by AmaryahI: 12:53am
Shalom please watch this video and hear what your pastor never told you.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBrbCTCbfU
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by AmaryahI: 1:03am
Shalom watch this and learn what your pastor didn’t teach you.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nBrbCTCbfU
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Rebekkah(f): 1:30pm
SUMMARY OF FREEDOM


Whether from slavery,
demon possession
failure
stagnation
sin
colonisation
deceit

Your key to freedom from all negative forces and slavery is hidden in God's WORD:

John 8:32 King James Version (KJV)
And ye shall KNOW THE TRUTH, and the truth
shall make you FREE.

The truth is FEAR OF GOD which is the beginning of Wisdom. Proverbs 2:4
Revelation 14:7 "FEAR GOD AND GIVE GLORY TO
HIM, FOR THE HOUR OF JUDGEMENT IS COME:
AND WORSHIP HIM THAT MADE HEAVEN, AND
EARTH, AND THE SEA, AND THE FOUNTAINS OF
THE WATERS."

That Gospel of Truth Ephesians 6:14 (an armor that covers the loins) can save humanity (offsprings).

This is the first weapon of The Victory War!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Rebekkah(f): 2:57pm
ALL GLORY TO GOD forever!
Julivas:
Brilliant. Thanks, more of this in this thread o.

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