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BibleForums Christian Message Board - Blogs https://bibleforums.org/blog.php A free online Christian Community. Active, moderated Christian Message Board. en Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:53:32 GMT vBulletin 60 https://bibleforums.org/images/misc/rss.jpg BibleForums Christian Message Board - Blogs https://bibleforums.org/blog.php 8-20-19 https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4779-8-20-19 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:04:19 GMT I've learned more about Karate in the last several weeks than I had in my entire life before several weeks ago.

I now know that Karate is harder to learn and practice than I ever imagined it was.

I barely make it through each class. ]]>
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8-6-19 https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4778-8-6-19 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 04:41:53 GMT I attended my first Karate class. Afterward, it felt like every muscle in my body was hurting. I attended my first Karate class.

Afterward, it felt like every muscle in my body was hurting. ]]>
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Design , Planning , The Flood and Noah . Part 1 https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4777-Design-Planning-The-Flood-and-Noah-Part-1 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 04:05:12 GMT Here is a story to illustrate a point . There was a major earthquake in city that had a few tall buildings in the middle of downtown . After the earthquake the citizens were taking in the destruction their city had suffered but a curious sight...
Here is a story to illustrate a point .

There was a major earthquake in city that had a few tall buildings in the middle of downtown .
After the earthquake the citizens were taking in the destruction their city had suffered but a curious sight had them puzzeled . One building was still standing straight and true almost unscathed a few windows were broken and a closer building had fell against it . The citizens said "it's a miracle this building stands and all the others are a shambles !" Not long after these remarks were made a nice car comes to a stop and out comes a nicely dressed gray haired man and he exclaims " I knew the building would still be standing !" The crowd is astonished and someone says "how could you forsee the future !?! " another shouts "this man must be a prophet ! " . The gray haired man speakes " No I did not know the future nor am I a prophet but I am an architect .
The man that had this building erected wanted it to able to withstand a major earthquake . With my design and planning and a good construction crew I was able to achive the desires of the building owner ! "
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<![CDATA[[ Who? ]]]> https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4775-Who Wed, 03 Jul 2019 02:06:53 GMT “But my people [ who? ] would not listen to me;
Israel [ who? ]would not submit to me.
So I gave them over to their stubborn heartto follow their own devices.



“If my people [ who? ] would only listen to me,
if Israel [ who? ] would only follow my ways,
how quickly I would subdue their enemies
and turn my hand against their foes!

[ who? ] = All Believers who have ever lived from Adam to you. Dual meaning; the type & shadow and fulfillment.

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several things https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4774-several-things Fri, 28 Jun 2019 08:54:08 GMT I'm trying to determine when Phoenicia existed.

From what I've read, Phoenicia included part of what is now Syria.

It sounds like Phoenicia and Syria co-existed at some point. If so, obviously, Syria outlasted Phoenicia.

I'm not clear on when Lebanon came into existence. Everything I've read about it is confusing.

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My female cat is still healing from her leg injury.

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My maternal grandmother is more irrational than ever before.

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The deck here is badly decayed. ]]>
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95. The Shopping Cart and God https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4773-95-The-Shopping-Cart-and-God Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:23:57 GMT *_The Shopping Cart and God:_* The other day I had to execute a mission at the local Walmart. Come-on, I have to make this sound interesting, correct? Seriously, on the way home I stopped off at Walmart to purchase some necessities and a... The Shopping Cart and God:

The other day I had to execute a mission at the local Walmart. Come-on, I have to make this sound interesting, correct? Seriously, on the way home I stopped off at Walmart to purchase some necessities and a candy bar.

I grabbed the first shopping cart I saw and proceeded into the store. The cart was limping, have you ever had one of those carts that limped? The steady, thump, thump, thump on the floor as you push it along. At least the shopping cart did not pull to the left or to the right. I did think about turning around and selecting another shopping cart. Effectively rejecting the shopping cart that I happened to grab.

But I didn't reject the cart and I continued to push it into the store as I mentally mapped out all the areas I would have to visit. This mapping out in the head is so I do not have to zig-zag around as I locate all the items I needed, along with a candy bar. As I turned down into the pharmacy area to get the vitamins, I grabbed them first and then, looked for topical rubs for sore muscles.

As I pushed the shopping cart, the constant thump, thump, thump continued and when I passed by other customers, I found them looking at my shopping cart and then at me. I determined that some looks were sympathetic while others were of a sort that can only be interpreted as follows,

"Why did he continue to use that shopping cart?"

I finally found the area where the various muscle rubs were located and found that the one I wanted, was not stocked. Off I go to the next area which dealt with the cat. Not my cat! I had to get kitty litter. I did pause, thumping stopped and texted my wife to double-check if the cat (not my cat) needed his food to be restocked.

I figured that my wife would take a moment to respond so... detour off to sporting goods too check the price of .270 ammo (yeah, a zig). Yes, the shopping cart was still thumping along with a steady beat as I rolled up into sporting goods. The clerk who was restocking the shelves of shotgun shells gave the shopping cart a look and then a look at me. His look however, I couldn't determine as either sympathetic or questioning why I didn't reject the cart for another.

I found the ammo and made a mental note of the price. I then turned around and headed off to the pet area of Walmart, which was across to the other side of the store. As I pushed the cart it continued with that steady thumping. Along the way, I stopped (almost a zag) to look at a shelf with all the bean-bag chairs and realized then, that the "sound" of the thumping had been ignored. I also realized that the up and down jostling of the shopping cart hadn't been felt either.

Then God began to minister to me and this is how I understand His ministering:

While this shopping cart had a "defect" or a "disability," the shopping cart was fully capable in performing flawlessly.

As human's we also are "flawed," the greatest and the only true flaw that matters to God, is sin.


For this, He sent His Son Jesus Christ and whosoever believes IN Him, will be saved and redeemed of sin. From that point on, we are capable to perform "flawlessly" for God.

However, we focus on any defect we may have or even "feel" that we have. Sometimes we make a flaw into a disability and use it in a manipulative effort to get our way. In either not doing something, or demanding that we deserve something. We can actually utilize our poverty, as a disability.

Should we have any "type" of disability, have we truly made effort to adjust our lifestyle in a way that God can utilize us "as is" for His glory?

For so many, the wrong focus has caused us to literally reject "ourselves," as we tend to use our flaws as an excuse “to” not perform flawlessly for God.

Question: What is the effective range of an excuse?

"I'm not good enough."

"I can't speak to strangers."

"I'm in jeans and a tank-top, no one will listen to me right now."

"I studder."

"I can't write because I spell words rong all the time."

"I can't read well."

"That person knew me when I was always high on drugs."

"I'm disabled."

"I have tattoos."

"I'm missing a limb(s)."

"I can't pray."

"I can't because this walker slows me down."

"I can't because I don't have the money"

"I can't,"

"I can't,"

"I can't!"

Are we so sure, God can't either?

Answer: The maximum effective range of an excuse is… ZERO meters!

I could have rejected that shopping cart due to that flaw but I didn't, I USED the shopping cart despite the flaw. As I loaded my purchases up into the truck (I did get the candy bar) and returned the cart to those racks in the parking lot, I realized that despite the flaw, the shopping card did serve me flawlessly.

When we become a Christian and have been redeemed of sin, God will USE us despite any "other" flaws that we may have. The ONE flaw that mattered, is forgiven and covered by Jesus' blood at the moment of receiving Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.

Sure, people will look at us, raise an eyebrow because of how we look or a flaw is present. We may discern their negativity but remember, God will not reject us and can always use us.

Put all your Hope in Jesus!

As I shopped and my mind was focusing on the task at hand, I didn't hear the thumping nor did I feel that steady jostle as the shopping cart bounced up and down.

The point being that once we begin to focus on “any” task that God has put before us, how we look, how we sound, any flaws or even disabilities will not hinder us when we are in His will and are obedient in doing, His will.

Flawed or not, rich or poor, when we put God first and allow Him to be our strength, there is no task that is impossible.

Philippians 4: 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV) ]]>
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I am lost.. https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4772-I-am-lost Fri, 07 Jun 2019 01:20:40 GMT “I am a lost man, if this is not the gospel, for I have no hope beneath the canopy of heaven, neither in time nor in eternity, save only in this belief—that Jesus Christ, in my place, bore both my punishment and sin.”—Charles Spurgeon “I am a lost man, if this is not the gospel, for I have no hope beneath the canopy of heaven, neither in time nor in eternity, save only in this belief—that Jesus Christ, in my place, bore both my punishment and sin.”—Charles Spurgeon ]]> bluesky22 https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4772-I-am-lost yard drainage, etc. updates, etc. https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4771-yard-drainage-etc-updates-etc Mon, 27 May 2019 03:39:32 GMT When my mother, one of my aunts, and myself were removing the liriope around the back patio, we disturbed the bricks that were lining the back patio. I need to put the bricks back in place, but it's just been so hot outside.

I plan to fill in the low spots in the yard, where water collects, with dirt. The problem is, where do I get the dirt? ]]>
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Are Christians Political Enough? https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4770-Are-Christians-Political-Enough Wed, 22 May 2019 00:34:33 GMT As a Christian, I, & many others feel that we need to be more political and more influential in the world.

Any paradigm flows from its foundation.

Paradigms shape societies.

Are we living in a Godly society, or a un
Godly society?

Have we slipped from our foundation?

If the foundation is True, then so will the building. If it’s off, - plum and level go out the widow. Problems occur. Sometimes big problems.

A Biblical foundation is strong & correct ( to reality ) and unstoppable, as it was meant to be. It grows like a tiny mustard seed into a wonderfully huge plant.

If we today, don’t carry Gods Truth- to the front steps of city hall - and beyond, who is going to?

Bravo to the strong men and women of the USA who have enacted LAWS ( the
Heart-Beat law ) that make our most defenceless children safe.

You all are amazing people and I thank you for work. I pray God will be with your effort & bless you for y(our) stand. Abortion is to me, now, the most abhorrent act we do. Killing our unborn.

I feel like I think Noah felt in his day. The atrocities never stop.

It’s time for war my friends - Spiritual war & political war.

This and the Gospel go hand-in-hand.

Gods standards are on the line, and WE are the front-line soldiers standing between evil & life.

Are you game?

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yard drainage update https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4769-yard-drainage-update Sat, 18 May 2019 09:51:28 GMT The majority of the liriope that was around most of the back patio has been removed. Now, water should be able to run off the back patio and not come in under the back door. Improving drainage of water from under the shed still needs to be... The majority of the liriope that was around most of the back patio has been removed.

Now, water should be able to run off the back patio and not come in under the back door.

Improving drainage of water from under the shed still needs to be worked on. ]]>
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learning Spanish https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4768-learning-Spanish Thu, 16 May 2019 17:30:56 GMT Learning Spanish is driving me insane, yet I force myself to keep going.

I've learned that Spanish has a different grammar structure than English. You can't just translate Spanish to English or English to Spanish word per word.

I don't understand the concept of Spanglish very well. ]]>
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yard drainage https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4767-yard-drainage Fri, 03 May 2019 19:15:12 GMT It's become obvious that I need to dig some yard drainage trenches.

The problem is, I've learned from experience that eventually they fill back up with dirt and grass grows in them, and not necessarily in that order.

I've started watching YouTube videos to help me come up with a solution. ]]>
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4-19-2019 https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4766-4-19-2019 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:59:05 GMT I've started reading the New King James Version of Job.

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I'm still confused about a lot of Biblical genealogy.

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I don't know where to even begin right now doing research on Roman Catholicism, so that will have to wait. ]]>
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Liquid Blood at 42,000 years! https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4765-Liquid-Blood-at-42-000-years! Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:20:08 GMT Scientists attempt to clone extinct horse after LIQUID BLOOD found in 42,000 yo remainsA team of scientists in Russia has blood on its hands: namely, the vital fluid preserved inside the remains of an ancient horse that died 42,000 years ago, which... Scientists attempt to clone extinct horse after LIQUID BLOOD found in 42,000 yo remains

A team of scientists in Russia has blood on its hands: namely, the vital fluid preserved inside the remains of an ancient horse that died 42,000 years ago, which could provide the key needed to clone the species back to life.
“Samples of liquid blood were taken from heart vessels – it was preserved in the liquid state for 42,000 years thanks to favorable burial conditions and permafrost,” said Dr. Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk.
“We can now claim that this is the best preserved Ice Age animal ever found in the world,” he added.

Read the story @

https://www.rt.com/news/456763-prehi...blood-siberia/




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Jews and Gentiles, who’s who? https://bibleforums.org/entry.php/4764-Jews-and-Gentiles-who’s-who Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:11:25 GMT I believe the terms "Jews" and “Gentiles" are irrelevant and obsolete in the New Covenant era.

Those terms have had no relevance since 70 AD.

The terms Jews vs Gentiles are OLD Covenant terms.

Since He has made both groups into one through the Blood of the NEW Covenant and breaking down the barrier of the Dividing Wall (Eph. 2: 11-22, Gal. 3: 26-29), there is no need of, and in fact, no such thing as Jews and Gentiles in the NEW Covenant age in the eyes of God covenentally.

That ended in 70 AD with the final & complete destruction of the OLD Covenant types and shadows, of which "Jews and Gentiles" were a part of.

Now everyone in the world is just as the New Testament says we are, Believers or Unbelievers, not with subcategories of Jewish or Gentiles believers an unbelievers.



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