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Jesus' Return (for the Rapture of all who belong to Him) is Very Near
The Bible at Bible.com ^ | Today Feb whatever it is, 2010 | self

Posted on 02/27/2010 8:02:16 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt

Disasters - earthquake, Tsunami, others - happening rapidly now.

Read Matthew 24. There will be earthquakes.....etc.

When we see these events occurring in increasing frequency it is because these are the "birth pangs" that we have been told by Jesus Christ Himself - would happen closer together in time as do the birth pangs of a woman in labor. The closer she gets to giving birth, the worse the birth pangs become and the closer together they come.


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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Revelation 22:20

20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

101 posted on 02/27/2010 9:02:14 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Tench_Coxe
Blasphemer!
102 posted on 02/27/2010 9:02:20 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: American Constitutionalist
I have no problem with that at all. What I have issue with is trying to make things something they are not.

Events leading to his return have been spelled out for 2000 years. They will occur in due time. We waste our time and his seeking out what will one day be obvious to all the faithful.

103 posted on 02/27/2010 9:02:22 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

The reality is we don’t know what happens in 24 hours or the next minute.


104 posted on 02/27/2010 9:03:00 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: Random Access
But your Jesus will wipe out about 2/3 of the earths population during the Great Tribulation, which would be about 4 BILLION people, right before whats discribed as his triumphant return.
105 posted on 02/27/2010 9:03:24 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: GSP.FAN

LOL, and it ain’t gonna be pretty.


106 posted on 02/27/2010 9:04:10 PM PST by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

You know, back in 1914, some guy named Charles Taze Russell thought the world was going to end because of these same exact signs. I wonder whatever happened to that religious group he founded?


107 posted on 02/27/2010 9:04:14 PM PST by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: ejonesie22
"Oh I agree. I am a person of faith, however God never told us to drop reason as a tool."

Then we seem to be on the same page.

108 posted on 02/27/2010 9:04:28 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Bulwyf

Amen and amen!

Nobody in their right minds wants to be “left behind” after Jesus comes to Rapture His Bride to be with Him in heaven during the terrible 7 year time called

The time of the end

The time of Jacob’s trouble

The Great Day of the Lord

It is a “day” of terrible darkness (see some of the unusual cloud photos that are out there on the internet).

Jesus is literally reaching out to the entire world - through these disasters (which are aimed to take as many to hell as possible - before they can respond to God speaking at this time)...and He is speakig through all these unusual clouds and “sky events” that are being seen and reported all around the world!

He LONGS for, YEARNS for ALL to turn to Him and be saved! from what is coming on the earth and what is coming in hell to all who refuse His calls to turn to Him for salvation!

Ok, I am going to take abreak here and find some links to these cloud things.


109 posted on 02/27/2010 9:05:15 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: EBH
"we don’t know what happens in 24 hours or the next minute."

No one is guaranteed even one more breath.


110 posted on 02/27/2010 9:05:48 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: American Constitutionalist

amen thank you so much and God bless you! Carry on - back in a few.


111 posted on 02/27/2010 9:05:53 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
" I thought he was coming like a thief in the night. "

Yes, to those who are laughing, mocking, those who think this is some loony bin crack pot thing, to those who not are watching, or un aware, those with harden hearts of un belief, to those who have their own religious system, or beliefs, man's wisdom, worldly wisdom.

112 posted on 02/27/2010 9:06:02 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: TypeZoNegative

We should not worry about the end of the world...

We shoudl worry about our own souls...

The timing you speak of is irrelevant.
The time for each...is now.


113 posted on 02/27/2010 9:06:07 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Matt.19 [20] The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

[21] Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

[22] But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

[23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

[24] And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

__________________________________

Have you sold what you have and given it to the poor? Have you cashed out your 401k and IRAs, and donated the proceeds?

114 posted on 02/27/2010 9:06:08 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Thank you ..Dittoes.


115 posted on 02/27/2010 9:06:18 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: righttackle44

Remember that the birth of the Messiah had been predicted thousands of years before it actually happened, and you gotta know there must have been enormous numbers of skeptics and people who had completely given up believing He would ever be born. It’s the same with His return for the church.


116 posted on 02/27/2010 9:07:11 PM PST by ChocChipCookie (God to Obama: Don't think I'm not keepin' track. Brother.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I have read all of them.

Indeed I have read the entirety of the scriptures cover to cover more than once.

Now your turn, read history.

The world has been ravages by far worse than what we are seeing now.

The Plague, World Wars, massive epidemics, floods, famine earthquakes...

And with each there were those who told everyone including God the end was near...

He will let us know, trust me.

This is but a blip on the radar screen.

117 posted on 02/27/2010 9:07:55 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: I see my hands

Agree...

and therefore Jesus is now...

Not end times

Not tribulation

Not ....

but NOW. This very moment.


118 posted on 02/27/2010 9:08:35 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Your equipment won’t help you if it’s hell where you end up.

From the Principia Discordia:

The Hell Law says that Hell is reserved exclusively for them that believe in it. Further, the lowest Rung in Hell is reserved for them that believe in it on the supposition that they'll go there if they don't.
HBT; The Gospel According to Fred, 3:1


119 posted on 02/27/2010 9:09:07 PM PST by snarkpup (We need to replace our politicians before they replace us.)
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To: ejonesie22

The increasing frequency of vanity threads is a sure sign


120 posted on 02/27/2010 9:09:28 PM PST by xp38
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

These mysterious cloud videos on youtube do not convince me of anything. I believe that the signs the Bible refers to will be worldwide the likes of which no human has ever seen before, strange things in the cosmos, strange weather, strong earthquakes where the have been no earthquakes. Things that have never before happened throughout human history, none of those things are happening right now, all the earthquakes and mysterious clouds have happened before, for thousands of years.


121 posted on 02/27/2010 9:09:47 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: EBH

Somtimes not even 5 minutes ago...


122 posted on 02/27/2010 9:09:47 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: pissant; All

Links about these unusual clouds appearing all over the world and this has been going on for sometime but like many I did not know about this until someone posted here on FR about the one that happend Feb 22 over Mexico city - will find that link to that thread and will post it or you can do a search with “cloud” as a key word and you will find those threads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXF9HSB627U

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2456721/posts
Thread about the Mexico city cloud of early this week with photo...


123 posted on 02/27/2010 9:11:29 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: xp38
Redefines “IBTZ”...
124 posted on 02/27/2010 9:11:35 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: mountn man

Not my versions of Jesus, ace. Ain’t no wiping out. No tribulation. No second coming. Just trees in the meadow with birds singing.


125 posted on 02/27/2010 9:11:43 PM PST by Random Access
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To: Brad's Gramma

Amen and Amen! Thank you!


126 posted on 02/27/2010 9:12:24 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: ejonesie22

When Christians realize it is not about end times...

If it takes end times terror to bring one to God...

how very sad,


127 posted on 02/27/2010 9:12:38 PM PST by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: IamCenny

Exactly. The evenst leading up to the retrun will be special.


128 posted on 02/27/2010 9:12:55 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: EBH
That is what I find ironic. If one has faith in Christ the end times should be the least of their worries, and the last thing they need to have their mind on. It distracts from serving him to worry about such things.
129 posted on 02/27/2010 9:15:23 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: I see my hands
It goes much deeper than that.

My Grandmother died from cancer in 1967. I was 8 going on 9. The last few weeks of her life she stayed at our house and my mother took care of her. She had cancer that had spread to her stomach and lungs.

I remember a conversation we had. I remember it like it was yesterday. The sun coming in through the windows, the smell of the medicine.

I knew she was dying and I asked her if she was afraid. She looked at me and kind of laughed a bit. and sat up in bed a bit. When she got her breath back she told me this.

"I believe in Jesus and that he has saved me from my sins. I have believed this since I was a young girl and because of that belief I have had a full and happy life. I have been given a wonderful and loving husband, 3 wonderful children and 4 grandchildren who I love dearly. If I am right, then when I die I will go to heaven to be with my friends and family who have gone before me. I will have a new body with no pain and no tears. I will be with my Savior Jesus forever." "If I am wrong, then when I die there will be nothing." "Even if I have been wrong, I am glad that I believed all these years because I am happier now because of it." Then she said. But what about the person who doesn't believe. What if they don't believe, and I'm right?

Convinced me. She lived just long enough to see me baptized. I miss her so much, but I KNOW I will see her again. And at 52 I can now honestly say it will be sooner rather than later, no matter the cause.

130 posted on 02/27/2010 9:15:27 PM PST by Blackhawk (God said it, I believe it, That settles it.)
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To: IamCenny

Your own words:

strange things in the cosmos, strange weather, strong earthquakes where the have been no earthquakes.

Do a search on Youtube of “spiral cloud Norway” or strange cloud Norway.

or go here:

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXA8WmFnp8s&feature=fvw


131 posted on 02/27/2010 9:15:59 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Why? Because he led HIS life with, as you phrased it, with a morbid fascination of the afterlife... :)"

I know how you feel. My mom died at 56 from cancer. That was years ago and I still miss her.

But what I was trying to say is too many have a morbid fascination with some sort of end time. I don't know what is going to happen in the future and I think it is unhealthy to obsess on it.

132 posted on 02/27/2010 9:17:06 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Blackhawk

Thank you and so happy you belong to Jesus!


133 posted on 02/27/2010 9:17:09 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: pissant; Freedom'sWorthIt
Read Matthew 24. There will be earthquakes.....etc.

When we see these events occurring in increasing frequency it is because these are the "birth pangs" that we have been told by Jesus Christ Himself - would happen closer together in time as do the birth pangs of a woman in labor. The closer she gets to giving birth, the worse the birth pangs become and the closer together they come.


I guess you didn't read Matthew 24 or you'd know that the description of wars, earthquakes, etc., etc. are describing the everyday condition of the world. Jesus went on to say that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be for the return of the Son of Man. He then specifically said that it will be like it was in those days, people going about their daily lives, getting married, etc., with no clue at all about what was going to happen until it crashed down upon them. He then went on to describe the signs of his immediate return: a tribulation unprecedented in human or world history, the sun and the moon growing dark, the stars falling from the sky, and the sign of his appearance in the heavens witnessed by every person living on earth. But the wars, rumors of wars, famine, earthquakes, pestilence are all just part of the usual nature of things.
134 posted on 02/27/2010 9:17:26 PM PST by aruanan
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To: ejonesie22

I am not worried at all. And not one bit afraid.

But I would like to see millions turn to Jesus BEFORE the Rapture comes - wouldn’t you?


135 posted on 02/27/2010 9:18:12 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: behzinlea
The Bible tells us, that no man, is " Good Enough "

all have sinned, and has come short to the glory of GOD.


NONE !!
yes, NONE !
of us could or would even meet GOD's holy standards of his righteiouness,

Only one could, that is Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ and the Cross is GOD's personal PEACE TREATY to you....

I can't understand why and how people can reject him, and his offer of eternal life, salvation, GOD'S OWN GIFT of HIS PERSONAL RIGHTIOUNESS TO US.

When we believe on Jesus Christ, and ask him to save us " BORN AGAIN " .... and ask him to come into our lives, and we receive his gift of salvation, how can any one reject that ? or reject GOD's love ?

And it's something that is so easy.

When we are covered in the blood of Jesus Christ and have his personal gift of righteousness, GOD's passes over us his judgment... just like the passover ....

The reason why some reject it, is because they refuse to see, they reject it because they can't understand it, they reject it because they love darkness more than light.
They laugh and mock it because they don't want to see out of a heart of un belief.
136 posted on 02/27/2010 9:18:16 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

bookmark


137 posted on 02/27/2010 9:18:36 PM PST by southland ( 1 John 4:4 , Zec 12:9, PS 121, PRO 3.5,6)
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To: pissant

Friend, with all due respect.......and sincere concern for your eternal soul; I implore you to read the following:

2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
2Pe 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
2Pe 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
2Pe 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.


138 posted on 02/27/2010 9:20:08 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Then get about that business and stop looking for problems that aren't there. Using the end of the world to bring folks to Christ is a little self defeating..
139 posted on 02/27/2010 9:20:52 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: ejonesie22

You don’t think a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti - the worst earthquake there in 200 years - or an 8.8 earthquake in Chile the most intense earthquake in the world (that I have read of) so far this year - you don’t think these are “special events”???

Check out my post above about the spiral cloud over Norway.

Guess when that spiral cloud happened?

Dec 9 2009.

Over Norway.

Who was in Norway on that date?

Do a search and find out.


140 posted on 02/27/2010 9:20:52 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Mysterious clouds?

And some wonder why the ridicule. Hilarious.

I believe but some of the stuff I read is flat out goofy and this one is in the top 5.


141 posted on 02/27/2010 9:21:51 PM PST by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: Blackhawk
"It goes much deeper than that"

You told a nice story. You didn't address how "no harm in believing" is exclusive to Christianity.


142 posted on 02/27/2010 9:22:19 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
"you don’t think these are “special events”???"

No. But many think you are 'special.'

143 posted on 02/27/2010 9:23:52 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
"Links about these unusual clouds appearing all over the world"

Do you have a friendship with Al Gore? You both are peddling the same crap.

144 posted on 02/27/2010 9:23:54 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Um, it was a failed Russian missile test...

http://www.universetoday.com/2009/12/09/weird-giant-spiral-seen-in-sky-over-norway/

Like I said, quit looking for signs that aren't there and get on with the business of witnessing to others about Christ and his work in your life, not doom and destruction

145 posted on 02/27/2010 9:24:41 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Palin bashers on freerepublic, like a fart in Church...)
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To: Prokopton

These things are simply the beginning and have been happening for quite a long time......but I think we forget that the speed of communication across the oceans and around the world can make it appear things are happening faster.. when in fact the news of these things is getting to us much faster.


146 posted on 02/27/2010 9:24:48 PM PST by caww
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To: ejonesie22

Jesus evidently doesn’t think it is a waste of time...so I’ll side with Him on this!

He sent His early believers into all the world to preach the gospel, to baptise all who would come to Him, and to make disciples of all nations!

That is exactly what HIS CHURCH is supposed to be doing - along with all the other good things it does.

But we cannot neglect our primary calling which is to take the Good News of His Gospel to every corner of the earth to reach every person we can possibly reach in order that they might be saved for all eternity!

Our earthly problems are certainly important and we are not called to ignore those problems not at all.

But we are ALSO called to bring whosever will come TO HIM!

That’s what this thread is doing - that’s what the Earthquekes and the other bizarre events are doing - that’s what the unuusal clouds are doing...that’s what Radio (BBNradio.org) and the Internet (colonial.org, facebook, oneplace.com to name a few) and that’s what Many churches are actively doing....which is just as Jesus COMMANDED those who belong to Him to do!

Join in - it’s actually great fun speaking to others about Jesus and eternal life with Him. Most are very appreciative of such discussions and information!

Just heard on Fox news - this 8.8 quake today is one of the most powerful ever recorded!


147 posted on 02/27/2010 9:26:59 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I pretty much can’t think of him without a HUGE GRIN on my face......

I envision him in Heaven. Now how in the WORLD can you be sad over that???

:) :)


148 posted on 02/27/2010 9:27:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Blackhawk

Now THAT is special......God bless you!!!


149 posted on 02/27/2010 9:28:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt; All

1 John 4

Test the Spirits

1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

God’s Love and Ours
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son[b] into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for[c] our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
13We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. 17In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. 21And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.


150 posted on 02/27/2010 9:28:18 PM PST by right way right
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