Relax, do not get tense, have no fear. All is for the best. How can you fear change when your life is hid with Me in God, who changeth not - and I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.
You must learn poise, soul-balance and poise, in a vacillating, changing world.
Claim My power. The same power with which I cast out devils is yours today. Use it. If not, I withdraw it. Use it ceaselessly.
You cannot ask too much. Never think you are too busy. As long as you get back to Me and replenish after each task no work can be too much. My Joy I give you. Live in it. Bathe your Spirit in it. Reflect it.
Jesus came and spoke with them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18
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by Michael James Stone on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 10:38am OddThoughtsOnSaturday:
The problem with abortion issues is Men decide. They are often the first ones to "make" a knee jerk decision and remind a "religious" minded person what the scriptures say and not "add the rest of the law" if they are determining a "course of action".
If I were strictly and purely "legal." MAN is guilty of abortion. While the Woman may determine the "participation" on her part of the initial act, and the subsequent "consequence" result, i.e. pregnancy then choice of abortion;
The "original sin" in an abortion is the man.
You can't get pregnant and have an abortion unless a man has "Unaccountable Seed" that is "his responsibility" of where it goes. He has the ability to determine where and what his "seed" is used for.
Whether for good or evil, whether to give life or take life(eventually) or whether to waste his "seed" as in spilling on the ground and abusing (not using as in the way and purpose it was designed.)
The "issuance of life" are those things that proceed out of a man, and in Jesus case he said it was Our words from our heart, but in "the Law" it would be the "seed of man" is responsible to the man who initiates it.
Seed" is the Issuance of Life that man is allowed to participate with a woman and God in "creating" life, and propagating birth.
Man Conceives; Woman receives; God breathes; and you have a living soul.
If you participate in sex, as God intended, then you are Initiating life, and progenitor of "life issuance" which is orderly usage of the body for godly purposes meaning pregnancy and birth.
Inordinate affection, though often used to only include homosexuality in Romans, is ANYTHING that is NOT THE NATURAL ORDER and usage of the body. Since you exist forever, heaven or hell etc, then it makes sense.
If you live only now, "throwing your sperm around" without consequence and irregardless of accountability, then that is the rationale of many.
BUT, if you admit, like WE MEN DO, we dodge the issue and BLAME everyone else AFTER THE FACT OF OUR INDULGENCE, and pretend we are not accountable for where and what we did with our seed, then of course we say like ADAM....,
IT WAS THE WOMAN at fault.
ABORTION is a MAN dodging his accountability for his own body, by blaming a woman for what he did with her body in the first place.
You don;t have an abortion without a man participating in the first place. No woman rapes a man to go out and have an abortion. Nor does a woman get inseminated to have an abortion.
It's just we men, much like society portraying mean as boys, need to grow up and own up to our own Seed.
If we do, it won't eliminate all abortion, but 99% of it. And if it were "eye for an eye" than the man who impregnated a woman and woman who had an abortion ending life, the woman might be sterilzed, but if you castrated just one man, MALES the world over would think twice about Inordinate, Irresponsible SEX with no accountability.
No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God's nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten)of God.
— 1 John 3:9
I like to put it this way: I used to be a full-time sinner, and once in a while I accidentally slipped up and did something right. But now that I have spent many years developing a deep, personal relationship with God and His Word, I concentrate on being a full-time obedient child of God. I still make mistakes, but not nearly as many as I once did. I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. There are times when I accidentally make mistakes, but it is not the desire of my heart to do wrong. I do not deliberately, knowingly commit sin. I do not habitually sin. So I don't allow those occasions to make me feel insecure. I don't do everything right, but I do know that the attitude of my heart is right. I can be having an absolutely wonderful day, feeling very close to the Lord and quite spiritual. Then my husband, Dave, comes home and says he does not care for the outfit I am wearing, and I suddenly become angry and defensive, telling him everything I don't like about him either. I don't intend for that to happen; in fact, I plan to be very sweet and submissive when he comes home. But, as Paul said in Romans 7, the things I want to do, I don't do, and the things I don't want to do, I end up doing. We plan for right behavior because our hearts are right, but like Paul our plans don't always work. Thank God for His mercy that is new every day (Lamentations 3:22-23).
May blessings be abounding to you all this day!
And if I may, let me share with you something that has truly blessed me in a profound way . . .
My son Benjamin has just released his third book entitled "A Generation Chosen."
Everything from the front/back cover, to the layout and sizing, and (most importantly) the content of his writing is very, very fresh and just plain ol' cool!
But don't let the cool factor fool you . . . for the book is written as a clarion call to this new generation of young adults to take seriously the command to take up the Cross, die to self and live a consecrated life for the Lord.
As a young adult himself (with a very wise 'old soul'), Ben speaks the language and understands the battles facing his generation. He pulls no punches, yet he preaches grace. He issues an exhortative invitation to grow up and get serious about living for Jesus, and explains why this is the way to really experience the abundant life.
If you are linked to folks in their twenties (or teens), please consider putting this book in the hands of every one of them!
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Ah, I have great, great hope for the impact that this new generation will make on this old, broken world that so needs to passionately fall in love with and seriously follow after the Lord Jesus Christ, who "is the same yesterday, today and forever."
Amen and amen!