My Battle with Confusion…..

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I would like to share with you today the battle I had with confusion, I found that  even after coming to True heart repentance, I was still confused and unsure  and so had doubts but God gave me the Victory over these, how He did this  and why I was so confused is what I would like to share with you.7110

My confusion  was  not in regards to Technology, I’m still working on that or what components make up a Car engine, although I do know it needs petrol or gas to make the wheels go around and even Footy has always been a mystery to me, how can one little ball cause so much emotion! Oh well perhaps one day they will all make sense to me.

WHAT WAY 1No my confusion was in knowing and understanding God’s Truth, it is a puzzle that many experience and also have trouble like me in finding the right direction  and yes they express the same doubts I had too.

If we do experience negative emotions, we don’t pretend we haven’t got them and put on a Happy face to please others or they may lead to anxiety, fear, depression or sin. Emotions are God given, they are not sin only the ones that come from sin.

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My confusion was because of all the conflicting teaching in the Churches and by Theologians and Evangelists even those who had a high profile, it was a puzzle because  they all claimed what they believed was True but what some taught was different, which means some of them were trusting in their own worldly understanding or what they had been taught instead of God’s Truth.

2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy, whereunto ye do well that ye take heed as unto a Light that shineth in a dark place until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts. Knowing this first that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man but Holy Men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.(KJV) (1Corinthians2:9-16 KJV)

Question PuzzleI knew  that The Holy Spirit does not say one thing to one person and something different to someone else when it contradicts, although He may show us something that we can share with others or they with us but it will always be confirmed in Scripture or by Creation but with proven facts, not by unproven Theories or guess work.

“Luke 11:13 … How much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

Not all were in error in everything they taught and God tells us He can even use the foolishness of Preaching through His inspired words being shared as The Holy Spirit gives understanding. They also said they agreed on the basics and what was important but if they did this, wouldn’t they  still be in fellowship, united in God’s Truth, not just in somethings but in everything they feel is important.

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When we are in the Body of Christ we are not to agree to disagree but to take our differences to God and He will show us who is in error because we are to have the same focus and to be of one mind and purpose, this is needed for us to Love in Unity. So it also confused me greatly because how could they all have the mind of Christ as they claimed and yet also be in conflict which was shown by their division, our God is a God of Unity and Truth.7110Philippians 3:13-15 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore as many as be perfect be thus minded and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded God shall reveal even this unto you.

Paul warned against division in the Church (1Corinthians1) we are to follow Jesus’ teaching not Mans, unless what they are Teaching is God’s Truth and even if it is different to what we have been taught before or have believed to be True (see link below)  if it is confirmed as Truth than we to accept it with thankfulness.7110What we Believe https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/11/24/is-it-horse-or-a-frog/7110This is the same with anyone, Man or Woman who shares God’s Truth both in Church or in their daily walk with the Lord,  we are all one in Christ Jesus even if we have different God given roles in the Church, Men are always to be in Authority under Jesus who is The Head and Woman are to be their Helpmates, the same as in Marriage and neither of these roles are Superior or Inferior, they are just different.

I really don’t want anyone to Spiritually follow me just Jesus who is our only Spiritual Teacher, the same as our Abba Father is our only Spiritual Father.

Matthew 23:8-10 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’ for One is your Teacher The Christ and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your Father for One is your Father He who is in Heaven. And do not be called Teachers for One is your Teacher The Christ.

Puzzle Key 01As I shared before, I felt very unsure about what was Truth and so had unsettling doubts, I  tried to find the key that would solve the puzzle but none fitted. One day as I was reading Mark 9:24 in the Scriptures (see below) I was so excited because I knew it was the answer to my doubts, some Christians call this a Rhema Scripture, it comes from a Greek word that means God’s Truth has touched our heart and so like the father of the child, I asked Jesus to help my unbelief with great heart conviction that I needed His help.

Mark 9:23-24 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.Luke 17:5 And the apostles said unto The Lord, Increase our Faith.

praying 1I continued to pray earnestly  for Jesus’ help in understanding His Truth in all things and He gave me another Rhema Scripture…..

James1:5-8 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be Perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

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When we are empowered by The Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 2:9-16) we are lead by Jesus our Teacher into all Truth and this has been my experience many times, so instead of the Scriptures being like a Jigsaw Puzzle in my thinking, they are now becoming a Complete picture, I have no doubts that I have received God’s wisdom (see links below ) and that I’m increasing in knowledge and insight and will continue to do so as He perfects me into the image of Jesus.

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get Wisdom and with all thy getting get Understanding.

Wisdom link  for Men –  https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-gaining-of-wisdom/

Wisdom link for Woman –  http://alifeofhopeandjoy.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/the-gaining-of-wisdom/

I asked in Faith knowing I was not born with God’s Wisdom and needed it with all my heart and to also be empowered by The Holy Spirit, the Scriptures tell us that when King Solomon asked for Wisdom it pleased God and He blessed him greatly.

Scripture  tell us to earnestly seek after Wisdom because it is the Principle thing in our understanding of God’s Inspired Words, these are His Thoughts, His Convictions, His Guidelines, His Eternal Truth, we cannot know them in the Carnal flesh, by Worldly wisdom or fleshy reasoning and logic, they are found only in Jesus Christ, He is The Key to put the puzzle together.

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We are to aim to be Perfected in Love, putting our evil flesh to death or the killer weeds by The Spirit and in doing so we will have God’s seed or Nature not Adam’s and  we will walk in this life as He walked, in Love, Truth and Righteousness but until than we are covered by His Righteousness and accepted by God who knows us as His Redeemed Children and has from Eternity by His foreknowledge of our Heart repentance which shows we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and so He chose us as His own.7110

What Jesus has shared with me He has confirmed in His written word, yes as I said before I’m still learning but I know without a doubt what He has already shown me is His Truth and I don’t doubt it … Jesus tells us we don’t have because we don’t ask with Faith believing what He says He will do or we ask with the wrong motivation.  He knows our hearts and our needs and doesn’t encourage us to do evil by making  Material riches more important than Loving God and others, this is fleshy idolatry, that leads to selfishness and a worldly focus.

His words to us … Seek, Ask and Knock with the Trust and dependence of a young Child, are forever in my heart.

 
Thank you for listening – Christian Love in our Unity with Jesus – Anne

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55 Responses to My Battle with Confusion…..

  1. No matter how many doctrines we have as a church, the real fact is that the truth remains the truth. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. T.K.C says:

    Thanks Anne, this was insightful. We can only trust in Gods Word and the teaching of the Holy Spirit on our individual journeys.
    Love TKC

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    • That is True TKC as we obey God’s guidelines we will have Completeness, Jesus said Ask , Seek and Knock and we know as confirmed in Scripture that God’s Wisdom is the Principle thing in understanding His Truth and as Jesus our only Teacher leads us to know His Truth through the empowering of The Holy Spirit we do not walk in error or share it or doubt He has given it to us.

      Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the Principal thing therefore get Wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding.

      I now have no confusion about God’s Truths TKC including that we did not evolve from Animals or did they or the Earth evolve over Billions or Millions of years and this is clearly shown in Creation, see link below and is also confirmed in Scripture by God. In Job and other Scriptures we hear about Dinosaurs from Him but they were called Dragons than. The earth has also been proven by Scientists to be only up to 6 Thousand years old, the older dating claimed by Secular Scientists has now been proven to be in error and based on theory not fact.

      Creation- https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/gods-6-days-of-creation/

      As you made reference before T.K.C that God said a day is like a Thousand years, He was referring to the Truth that there is no time in Heaven as we know it but He established it on earth as we know it now, Morning and Night 24 hours, this is for order and the knowledge of the fulfillment of Prophesy which we see being fulfilled even now with us being in the end times, yes time is short!

      Thank you TKC for visiting and sharing, Christian Love Always -Anne

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  3. Debbie L says:

    Amen! Beautifully stated!

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    • Thanks Debbie, I appreciate your encouragement, when do you leave for your next Trip? I haven’t Blogged much in the last week so I will need to visit you in the near future, hopefully tomorrow, it’s late now in Aussie Land and I’m off to bed.

      Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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    • T.K.C says:

      Anne, in real honesty, I’m confused about the debate…. I’ve never state that I believe in man originating from apes or similar …. My belief about TIME was your difference, a debate I’m not into. May be due to the Holy Spirit not revealing it yet to me on my own journey. As you stated yourself, we listen to the Holly Spirit and not humans. I’m not sure why you condemn and attack me … first on my own blog now on yours. The main point of my writing was to conserve nature what God entrusted to us. To “discuss” why we should care. To “argue about time/timelines” won’t bring anybody closer to enter the heavens. It only brings division in the body of Christ. Much love….

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      • You may remember as I shared on your Blog T.K.C which you deleted like you did with all of my comments which I have copies of , I was not accusing or condemning you and I also repeat that I Love you in Christ Jesus, I’m correcting your error as God tells us to in Love and for Love because propagating which is what you are doing, non factual information leads to confusion and distortion of God’s Truth but instead of accepting correction with thankfulness you reject it in anger. As Christians we are to be in Unity in what we believe and share with others as the Scripture below confirms and if we have the Mind of Christ we will be, we are to Aim to be Perfected in Love..

        1 Corinthians 1: 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same Mind and in the same Judgment.

        Philippians 2:1-17 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of One Mind.

        Philippians 3:14-16 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be Perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, where to we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

        2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be Perfect, be of good comfort, be of One Mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

        Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore as many as be Perfect be thus minded and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded God shall reveal even this unto you.

        I have also shared the need for you T.K.C to ask God for His Wisdom as the Scriptures confirm, it is the Principle thing for our understanding of His Truth and none of us were born with it, Jesus tells us to Ask, Seek and Knock.

        Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the Principal thing; therefore get Wisdom and with all thy getting get understanding.

        God’s Wisdom- https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/the-gaining-of-wisdom/

        As I shared before If you read God’s account of Creation in Genesis T.K.C you will see clearly that a Day is 24 hours as we know it today, Morning and Night, to help you I will leave a link again below. Why is this important to us as Christians today because from Creation we will know when the fulfillment of Prophesy is including when Jesus will return unless we are in darkness, if so He will come as a Thief in the night to us too, we are to watch for the Signs as Jesus told us to.

        1 Thessalonians 5 :2 -6 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety then sudden destruction cometh upon them as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not escape. But ye brethren, are not in darkness that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the Children of Light and the Children of the day: we are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep as do others but let us watch and be sober.

        When God said a day is like a Thousand years He was referring to the Truth that there is no time in Heaven as we know it, He established it on earth for order and for knowledge of the fulfillment of Prophesy which we see being fulfilled even now with us being in the end times, yes time is short!

        Creation – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/gods-6-days-of-creation/

        Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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        • T.K.C says:

          As I went to bed last night, upset about the last accusations (which I didn’t publish on my blog as I feel it unnecessary), the Holy Spirit reminded me of information revealed to me a few months back. It has to do with our original “being-ness”, as God created us before the fall of Adam and Eve. I will do an article on my blog with other relevant revelations at https://christianmusingsblog.wordpress.com/.
          Although I felt upset about this, I didn’t give the devil any further stronghold or chance to do further damage. Much love.

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          • There were no accusations T.K.C only Correction for the error you are sharing with others and confirmation that we need to be in Unity and agreement concerning God’s Truth

            Have you taken the time to read the Links I have shared? they will help you to see why you are in error and what you need to do so you can walk in honesty and to have assurance of God’s Truth and His will for you.

            By the way T. K.C are you a man or a woman? you have no About that I can find, I always wonder when people can’t be open about their Name and Gender are they hiding something, Jesus never hid His identity and He had a lot more to loose than we do.

            From now on T.K.C your Comments will be Moderated and deleted if necessary. I’m sorry but because of your Carnal actions and what you claim to be True and share with others, I don’t Trust you and I will also no longer follow you because of the lack of respect you have shown by deleting not one but all of my Comments on your Blog and the Scripture that confirmed God’s Truth that I shared in them but I will be praying for you to come to your senses and to repent.

            Blessings – Anne.

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  4. lorriebowden says:

    Thanks, Anne! For sharing from your soul and for being a witness to all that is Great and Good! I am often amazed at how synchronicity moves through our spirits…but I know that I shouldn’t be surprised! I will post tomorrow, something that I believe will speak to your post here.

    Light and Love!

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  5. ANM7 says:

    Well I took the course and followed the links (except the one for women as intended, I’m sure) and am thankful for the lesson. Am very grateful, enjoyed the journey. What a great blog you have. Wonderfully dedicated. I know you will disown any praise, no problem.

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    • Hi Mike, Thank you for your willingness to read as I share God’s Truth under His Authority but I don’t teach with Authority over Men, it is not my role as a Woman, I’m a Helpmate, which isn’t inferior just different, this is why I’m not Ordained, the Scriptures confirm to do so is disobedience but as a Man it is your God given role in the Church under His Authority as you seek Jesus our only Teacher and this is what I pray others will also do so He can lead them into all Truth, having asked for His wisdom and empowering.

      What I would very much appreciate Mike is if you share with me links to your Post Messages that you feel I would also be blessed to read and to comment on, please think about it but it is your choice to do so, I can just visit and search myself if you feel this would be better.

      Christian Love – Anne.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the link 🙂

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    • I’m pleased you appreciated it Caleb and I pray you will take the Scriptures to heart, Jesus longs for all of us to know Him intimately like a very close Friend through Truth in our spirit by The empowering of The Holy Spirit in our Heart.

      Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear and come unto me: hear and your soul shall live.

      1 Corinthians 2:9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that Love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world but the Spirit which is of God that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with Spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness unto him neither can he know them because they are Spiritually discerned. But he that is Spiritual judgeth all things yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the Mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? but we have the Mind of Christ.

      John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.(KJV)

      Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)

      Christian Love and Blessings Always – Anne

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  7. 50djohnson says:

    Beautifully put, something we all deal with daily. I leave with you a link to find the place to which you can go to sort it all out with God. http://debbiesjourneytohealthandhope.com/2015/04/28/place-of-further-still/#comment-939

    Blessings, Debbie

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  8. Debbie M. says:

    Anne… A couple of thoughts. 1) It may not be scriptural, put I picture our Abba Father God with very big shoulders. Sometimes, I cry on those shoulders. Other times, I pound on those shoulders with my fists to vent my frustration and anger. I feel the closest to God when I lean into those shoulders and let His love encompass me. 2) Your post really shows the importance of God’s Word in the Bible: knowing, reading and feeling the Word (through the Holy Spirit.) 3) I agree with you, sometimes The Church fails miserably in showing the world what Jesus looks like. I heard a quote a long time ago that I really liked. Paraphrasing it: “Don’t look at man as the standard for Christianity, look to Jesus Christ in the Bible as our standard for Christianity and living out faith.”

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    • Very True Debbie, to know the Scriptures we have to know Jesus first, which is what He said to the Pharisees, yes they studied the Scriptures but would not come to Him first who they were about.

      I have only a few memories of my earthly father Debbie, he died when I was 8, one was when he piggy backed me on his shoulders like a lot of fathers do with their children, I was so high up it would have been scary but I knew Dad would not let me fall and I could see so much more up there.

      The Song below touched my heart and I’m sure it will yours Debbie, the next time your up on our Abba Father’s shoulders thank Him for never letting us fall and showing us Eternity.


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      Christian Love Always – Anne

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  9. Thank you, and, for commenting on “My Journey” at DivineIncarnate.com and for sharing the link to this post. Confusion can be very disheartening, and yes, Jesus wants us to come to him with all of our burdens, including confusion. Thank you for that reminder. Jesus Christ is God’s Word Incarnate, Truth Incarnate, and the Truth will set us free!

    Jesus prayed that all of us who follow him would be ONE. Think how often we break his Sacred Heart whenever we have vehement or even violent discord with our fellow Christians or when we judge them harshly. Let us all pray for unity – unity that comes in loving one another as Jesus loves us.

    You wrote: “God’s inspired words, these are His thoughts, His convictions, His guidelines, His Eternal Truth, we cannot know them in the carnal flesh, by worldly wisdom or fleshy reasoning and logic…”. This brings to my mind Matthew 16:17 – “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.”

    In my own journey of faith, I tried at one point to reason and logic my way to God. But, what was required was the most beautiful and profound thing that a human being can do – to take a leap of faith. Trusting in the Holy Spirit, I seek and find God in love, in God’s love to send His Only Begotten Son for us, in the Father and the Son giving the Holy Spirit, who inspires Sacred Scripture – and us. Reason and faith are both God-given gifts. As St. Pope John Paul II once said, “Faith and Reason are like two wings upon which the human spirit soars in contemplation of truth.”

    Thank you again!
    Pax Christi
    Christina

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    • I believe very much in Unity in The Body of Christ Christina but not at the sake of rejecting God’s Truth and nor did Jesus water it down for itching ears. God never tells us to agree to disagree but to resolve our differences with Him and the Scriptures are his inspired words but to understand His Truth we need His wisdom and empowering.

      Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

      James 1:5-6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

      Luke 11:13 how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

      Jesus tells us Christina to ask and we will receive, He warned also that some don’t have because they don’t ask or they ask with the wrong motivation. It takes humility to ask, we were not Born with God’s wisdom or His empowering and when we ask we are to believe we have received them or we are unstable as confirmed in the Scriptures (James 1:5-6) We must also put our Carnal flesh to death and aim to be perfected in Love.

      Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

      I also agree with you Christina that we are not to judge harshly or with a fleshy agenda but we are to judge with the confirmation of God’s Truth or we cannot rebuke those who sin or correct error and warn of danger as God asks us to do. It is not Love to see Satan get a foothold in a Christians life and just look the other way but we don’t judge weaknesses and shortcomings or anyone’s Eternal Destiny, only God knows their heart and they may come to heart repentance on their deathbed by the good seeds planted in their life and if so they will escape the flames but there will be no rewards.

      2 Timothy 3:1-17 – ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the Man/Woman of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (KJV)

      Christian Love Always – Anne

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      • Yes, as you say, Jesus does not want his message watered down. And the point of Christianity is certainly not to tell people what they want to hear. The truth will set us free. And, sometimes, the truth hurts. With love, and in unity with Christ, I, too, believe that it is good, right, and loving to tell people when they are wandering into darkness and help them back into the light. Too often, people think that Christianity is too “judgey”. They don’t realize that we aren’t all about saying “no” with a blind emphasis on rules – no, we are much more about saying “yes” to truth, to God, to the fullness of life, the path of true joy in Christ. Some people will quote Jesus when he said to the woman caught in adultery, “neither do I condemn you” – but they fail to complete what Jesus said, “go, then, and sin no more.”
        I’ve enjoyed chatting with you!
        In the peace of Christ,
        Pax Christi
        Christina

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        • I love to expound the Scriptures Christina with those who have open hearts to hear God’s Truth, you seem willing to share from your heart not just your head, so yes I too am finding our conversation uplifting and refreshing.

          I agree with you about the woman caught in Adultery, another Scripture they shorten is Romans 8:1 (see below) some claim that it was not in the original but they are translating from a different source that was written much later than the K.J.V so it has more of man’s errors, omissions and add -ins. If we read the whole Chapter we can see it is confirmed and shows clearly that as we choose not to sin by the empowering of The Holy Spirit our Carnal flesh is put to death as we aim to be perfected in Love.

          Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(KJV)

          Blessings – Anne

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  10. David says:

    If Pilate was around today and visited some of the liberal churches here in the UK especially the established churches he’d still be left asking ‘What is truth?’ What has happened in the mainstream churches is that they have allowed the world to come into it rather than it go into the world. In short they have inverted Christ’s great commission. I thank God that He saved me at a simple God fearing, bible believing, Christ preaching gospel hall back in 86 as I emerged from the miry pit of Marxism. Indeed my journey to salvation through faith in Christ could be defined as a journey from Marx to Mark.

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    • How wonderful David that God opened your eyes to His reality and you accepted His free gift of Salvation in Christ Jesus, now as you move on in assurance aiming to be perfected in Love, putting your Carnal flesh to death, you will be filled and overflowing with His inner Joy and Peace even in times of affliction from the Storms life or Satan brings.

      I agree with you David, the Church although seeking to uphold Christ, are in great confusion, this is because they don’t do as Jesus asks us them to do, which is to Seek, Ask and Knock, so they don’t ask and receive or they don’t believe they have received, this is why they don’t understand God’s Truth, how can they receive anything from God if they don’t believe what He tells them, yes they need to ask Him to increase their faith too.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting David it is very much appreciated.

      Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

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  11. Jenny says:

    That’s a lovely blog post Anne, its just how I felt too. When I started out, the only way I felt I could discern was by reading the scriptures, and then I was really happy to find there’s all these wonderful new ways to access the scriptures on-line and as e-books. Ace x

    Take care Love Jen x

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    • Thanks Jenny for visiting and commenting and for joining up with us, it is very much appreciated. I didn’t read till I went to high school because until then they didn’t realize I wasn’t mentally challenged which was how I was treated in Primary School. I will leave a link below to save detail here. The way they helped me to read was by reading and I use to read at least 5 books a week, when I started going to Church I changed to reading Christian books and combined with Tapes and Videos and Sermons, I became very confused with all the different understandings of Scripture, the way I got out of this mess is what this Post is all about.

      I’m thankful that I did find the answers before Blogging or I would have become more confused because like I was, some who Blog are very confused and need to also find God’s Truth for themselves and not just Trust in what they think or what others say. I never encourage others to Trust me or other people but to Trust Jesus for answers but I do share with them how to do this as you can see in my Posts.

      I now do the bulk of my reading with Blogs, which I enjoy because they are real people I can share with too and this has brought me much Joy, yes sadness too because some people even calling themselves Christians can be very unloving and unkind but I ask Jesus to help me forgive them, although as the Scriptures tell us to do, I have also rebuked some too for their lack of Love and their fleshy pride, if we don’t do this they will continue to hurt other people who may not be as strong in their faith as us. This is not referring to real Atheists, they have no respect for God or us but I hope like I was they may be just confused so I do try to witness to them but not very successfully though, most have very hard hearts but not all.

      A few of the pluses with being Dyslectic is some of us are very creative and we can see outside of the Box, this is because we are predominately working on one side of our brains, others excel in Maths etc because they are predominately working on the other side, most other people are equally working on both sides on their brains.

      Being Dyslectic – https://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/teddy-and-annie/

      Christian Love -Anne

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      • Jenny says:

        I have found so many dyslexic people are creative, many artists I have known were dyslexic. I don’t know if I am dyslexic, but I certainly prefer using the visual side of my brain. Sometimes I find that some things that are initial challenges in life prove to have been beneficial in the end, even when there were many tears in the beginning. Take care, Love Jen x

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        • Thanks Jenny for sharing, perhaps you may just favor that side of your brain if you have no other signs of Dyslexia.

          When I gave up driving it sure was beneficial to many people, well at least their not crying anymore Lol but yes I have been blessed in other ways and consider Dyslexia a gift from God, that I’ve asked Him to use for good.

          Blessings Anne

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  12. Mimi says:

    Thank you Anne, for sharing your insights and journey. Faith and trust gets us there every time. I love the scripture quoted from Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest .. How true is that in my life.
    God bless – Mimi

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    • Hi Mimi thanks for visiting, I’m coming soon to visit you to read about the good Samaritan it’s one of my favorites.

      Matthew 11:28-30 is also a Scripture that has a lot of meaning for me too, you may have heard it said laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone but Jesus never lets us cry alone, He sends someone who cares about us to comfort us and to even cry with us and to help carry our load, your one He would send Mimi, you have a big heart.

      Christian Love Always – Anne.

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  13. Ron says:

    Yes its true Anne that there are many voices claiming the truth and to have a monopoly on it . But I like what Paul said to the church in Corinth in 1 Cor 1 ,v ” For Christ didn’t send me to baptise , but to preach the Good News; and not with clever speeches and high-sounding ideas, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power. “and in v,25 “This ‘foolish’ plan of God ,is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and Gods weakness is far stronger , than the greatest of human strength . ” I think if we don’t preach Christ , we have no message

    Thanks Anne
    Ron

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    • Yes Love it is True, worldly wisdom is the pits, we need God’s wisdom which we are to ask for and even though Paul did Baptise some Christians in the early Church, he made it known that only being Baptised by The Holy Spirit made a difference.

      Yes as we know water Baptism is for repentance and identification with Jesus, showing we believe in Him as our Lord and Saviour , He showed by His example too that He and The Father were One. But Paul was Chosen to build up the Church not by his power but The Holy Spirit’s.

      Thanks again Love for the time we spent together today, I look forward to seeing you again soon.

      Christian Love Always – Anne.

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  14. Your concerns are those of many other believers in Jesus. I will soon be publishing a post on 1 Thessalonians 5:23, which will deal with the spirit, soul, and body. The post will provide useful thought for such concerns as the ones that you have written. Please have a blessed day.

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    • Thank you for visiting Equipping The Saints, as my message explains I found the answer so I no longer have any doubts, I also know what I share with others is God’s Truth and I recognise error propagated by Cults and wolves and those who are deceived by their false teaching and Jesus also shows me error in Translations, so I don’t need Internet links but yes I still have problems to face in Life, which Jesus tells us we will have but He reassures us and gives us the Strength needed to endure and than to walk in Victory and so I have no fear.

      But if I’m seeking answers or confirmation I go to Him but I’m often uplifted by those in The Body of Christ who show Love and acceptance, not just to me but to others by their responses to comments on their Post messages and I often meet others through those who comment and when they visit seeking to encourage too, we are both blessed because when we show Love to others and an interest in what interests them as Jesus tells us we are also showing Love to Him. This is why I visit Blogs often for their uplifting and encouragement and so I can give mine and if needed correction too, in this way we can all Mature and not remain babies in the Faith, craving milk instead of Meat.

      May you be blessed and bless others Equipping The Saints.

      Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne

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