Monthly Archives: July 2011

Musings on…. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11

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10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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This is talking about the man of lawlessness coming. The Thessalonians were worried that the coming of the Lord had taken place and they were still there.

But Paul explains what needs to happen first before the Lord’s return.

Satan will work signs and wonders that serve the lie [satan] to those who are perishing[non-believers]

Is Satan and minions doing this now, in our time, or just at the ‘end time’ when the man of lawlessness comes?

The Holy Spirit is now holding back the man…

Paul tells them:

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachingswe passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

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so in the context of where I stand right now in my life with my son….

or shall I just say this…

Do I love the truth? or just believe it?

Does my son love the truth, or just believe it or has someone put the blinders on his eyes to the truth.

I guess I should take Alan Chambers advice and live thru the filter of my faith , not live thru the filter of my sons sexuality

Musings on….. Romans 1

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I was reading Romans 1 for my bible study on Thessalonians and it just really hit me. hard.

Verses 1-7 is an intro and a  little prayer to the Roman believers.

Verses 8-17 Paul laments how he longs to visit them and preach the gospel.

Verses 18-20 describes the wrath of God being revealed to the godlessness and wickedness of people who suppress the truth.

Paul states that God has been clear about His truth so that people are without excuse.

Verses 21-23 They knew God, but did not glorify or thank Him, their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. They worshiped images of things on earth instead of the immortal God.

Verses 24-25 THEREFORE, because of the foolishness of worshiping idols and forsaking the truth, God gave them over to the sinful desires of the their hearts.  Sexual impurity. degrading of their bodies.

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped created things rather than Creator.

Verses 26-27, BECAUSE OF THIS, meaning because they worshiped creature instead of creator, God gave them over to shameful lusts.

Women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.

Men exchanged natural sexual relations and were inflamed with lust for one another.

Men committed shameful acts with other men.

AND

received in themselves the due penalty for their error. [no time to look references up for this particular sentence]

Verse 28-31 FURTHERMORE, they didn’t think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so He gave them over to a depraved mind.

They do things they ought not to do.

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness,

evil, greed and depravity.

They are gossips, slanders, God-haters,

insolent, arrogant and boastful.

They are FULL of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

They invent ways to do evil, they disobey parents.

They have no love, no fidelity, no understanding, no mercy.

They NOT ONLY continue to do these things [listed above] but they know such things deserve death

AND also approve of those who practice these things listed above.

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There is quite a punch in those truths of God, isn’t there?

Who are these people Paul speaks about here?

Is my son one of them? Am I one of them? What are the main points here? What is Paul trying to say here?

Is it about the truth vs lies people choose to believe?

Is it about the unnatural sexual acts? or just the basic list of sins we should focus on?

What hope is there for such people?

Little further into the book of Romans we find:

chapter 5:  6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

chapter 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.

 Chapter 8:5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

and

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Also –

Ephesians 2

1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)

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Oh, this post is way too long, help a sister out and throw me any more scripture that answers the above questions.

The Home Engineer

”Not if You are Actively Cleansing!”

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WARNING! This post has way too much info about Yours Truly. Proceed with caution:

10-Day

ACAI BERRY

EASY-CLEANSE

FAST & POWERFUL, yet GENTLE

10-Day Acai Berry Easy-Cleanse gently flushes away the waste clogging your digestive system literally pounds of excess matter that could be making you feel sluggish, bloated and backed-up.*

Costco reviews

Ok, so Day one, not a problem to be seen, I timed taking this so the first few days i wouldn’t be working. Silly me.

Second day,  everything is coming out well, twice a day.

Third day, I tell my hubby, ‘pieces of my colon are coming out’ ‘they are stuck to the bowl’ [this is why couples should keep that little ‘air’ of mystery about them, will make for a better marriage]

I ask my friend, Tonya, if she wants to walk a client with me. She states “not if you are actively cleansing!”

What does that even mean? To me it means.. in the loo. reading a book… window open.

Which I obviously can’t walk a dog and read a book. So we go. It’s cool. I leave pieces of my colon at her work for her to find.

Day 4, I’m starting to think I’m losing vital elements of my body. Seriously. I tell my hubby again that I am losing pieces of my colon as we walk the dogs around the block.

He is practically yelling at me “it’s just pieces of poop that have been stuck in your intestines” GROSS

Gross, gross, gross. I’m thinking, I wonder if there is still meat up there. Its been 3-4 years since I ate meat, but could there be? [November 2007. if anyone cares]

He used the other bottle and said he did fine on it. He did ask if I had any stomach aches yet and i told him no, just my stomach gurgling.

Day 5, I ate watermelon last night. I thought I was bleeding this morning. Watermelon, not pretty. almost gave it up…almost.  gurgling my way thru the day, i managed to eliminate whenever, where ever possible.

Evening rolls around, eat a sweet dinner and go for a walk with hubby. Turning the last corner to our house. You guessed it. I thought only old people did that.

Embarrassing. [probably another air of mystery you should keep from your partner, its fair game in love and war]

Day 6, in the morning i take the 2 pills and expect the powerful YET gentle cycle of cleansing elimination to run its course. Oh did it.

On aside, did LITERALLY pounds of colon, intestines, excrement and watermelon escape me during these 5 days?

Yes, yes it did.

As i lay in bed this afternoon with my tummy aching and trying to sip water but it punches me from the inside out every sip. ”Stop putting crap in here, dude. ITS FULL.”

So now I have to take 2 Pepto’s to curb the effect of the powerful active cleansing.

i think I’m done. I have nothing left to give.

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If you made it this far you get to see the other pieces of pottery i made:

the bowels, i mean, bowls, i made specifically for this lamp stand.

*gurgle*

Gotta go….