7 Healing Steps To Walking In The Spirit

Would you like healing not only for your physical ailments, but true healing for your soul?  Would you like to see the kingdom and walk in the kingdom of God?  How about the ability recognize the voice of God when He speaks to you?  

True healing can come to your present circumstances with God directing your life.  With discipline, perseverance and a deep reliance on God and His word, you can live in freedom from the effects of sin.  Discipline yourself by obeying all of God’s commands, follow the 7 steps and discover the healer (God’s Holy Spirit) living within you.  

1) Keep all ten of God’s Commandments–Exodus 20 Amplified Bible.

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 (KJV)

 ” For I assure you and most solemnly say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke [of the pen] will pass from the Law until all things [which it foreshadows] are accomplished.

So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:18-19 

Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God)….”  Exodus 20:8, 9, 10 and 11

We choose each day by the way we live our lives to say yes to God or NO!  Remember, He gave us ten commandments on tablets of stone–not ten choices.  

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For an insightful understanding of how to keep the fourth commandment you can click on Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary (on Exodus 20) for verses 8-11 in bold.

2) Flee sin: simple yet so hard! 

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. (King James Version)   1 John 3:4   

You first take responsibility, recognize sin, obey God’s commands, refuse to participate in sin and run when the opportunity presents itself.

3) Pray and ask the Lord to help you overcome sin.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.   John 14:14  (KJV)

It’s an arduous journey to overcome sin within.  Nevertheless, freedom is within reach if we persistently strive to obey God.  God says we have not because we ask not.  Ask God to help you overcome all sin in all areas of your life–on bended knees humbly before your creator.

4) Ask God to forgive you for all your sins with a humble and sincere heart (knowing he hears you).

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.  1 John 1:9 

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18  

If you earnestly seek God with a humble heart and ask Him to forgive you, He will.  You will see the results of your prayer impacting your life.  

5) Acknowledge your sins, tell God you cannot free yourself (though you’ve tried) and ask Him to break the chains of sin from around your life.

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.  Proverbs 28:13  

“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.”  Psalm 107:14 

You should admit and talk to God about your sins–problems you struggle to overcome.  He will do the work in you that you cannot do on your own and set you free.  You will reject sin and live in peace.

 6) Go before the Father on your knees standing on His promises, reminding God of His words and trusting in Him.

Psalm 34:15  The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  John 14:14

Dear God, I beg you to set me free from all my sins.   I’m sorry for all my sins against you.  Please forgive me and help me to live pleasing before you.  I thank you for hearing my prayers and answering me.  Amen.

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7) Wait expectantly upon God to answer your prayers.

Micah 7:7  But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.

He will answer your sincere heartfelt prayer–wait, watch and see for yourself!

In conclusion when things appear complex, we must to take them to God.  I’ve experienced the living God for decades–these innumerable empirical data substantiates for me that God is real.  Their is a genius (God’s Holy Spirit) operating within if you authorize Him to do so. The Holy Spirit corrects, guides and makes Himself known.  You likewise can possess a profound peace in the midst of life’s storms by discovering the healer! 

 

 

7 Key Points From the Story of the Centurion and Widow

 

Step #1: We need to take our burdens to God with humility.  There are some struggles we cannot overcome on our own no matter how hard we try.  The sooner we realize this fact, the quicker we will turn to God to help us.

Let’s look at the heart of the Centurion requesting help from Yeshua to heal his elderly servant who was dear to him, sick, near death and ready to to die–Luke 7:2.  A Roman army unit of 100 back in the time of Yeshua was led by a Roman officer known as a Centurion–“centurion” in Latin means 100. The Centurion’s officer’s humility and desperation really struck me.  When Jesus approached his house, he sent friends out to Jesus to say the following:

Luke 7:6-7 “…Lord, trouble not yourself: for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof:  Where neither thought I myself worthy to come unto you: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.”

Luke 7:10 And they that were sent, returned to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

He was so humble he didn’t even think he was worthy enough to come to God.  Well God wants us to cry out to Him so He can help us overcome sin and death that binds us.  He wants to free us from the penalty of sin and death that we deserve and that causes us to suffer.  When we like the Centurion exhibit sincere and heartfelt humility, faith and cry out for Yeshua to help us, we like the Centurion will see miracles too!  

 

Step #2: Faith in God is essential.

The Centurion’s faith amazed Yeshua because he didn’t need to see or touch Yeshua to believe.  He knew Yeshua’s power. Do you know Yeshua’s power?  Yeshua praised and marveled at the faith of the Centurion.  He said to the people around Him in Luke 7:9 the following:

I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.

God can speak life back into both dying and dead individuals!  What state are you in? The three states are the following:

1)Dying

2) Dead

3) Alive in Christ by the power of God’s Holy Spirit living in you

 

Step #3) God sees our tears and loves us.

God does not want to see us weep.  He is here for us to help us overcome our struggles.  Like any parent, God wants the best for His children.  Luke 7:12-13 states,

Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 

And When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said unto her, Weep not.

Then in Luke 7:14 Yeshua speaks life into her dead son.  [*A bier a movable frame on which a coffin or a corpse is placed before burial or cremation or on which it is carried to the grave.]

And he came and touched the bier*: and they that bare him stood still.  And he said, Young man, I say unto you, Arise.  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.  And he delivered him to his mother.

The truth is that God does not want to see us suffer.  Our bad choices caused us suffering.  He is waiting upon us to humble ourselves and cry out to Him.  He wants us to repent and say that we are sorry that we sinned against Him.  He is waiting for us to ask Him to break us free from sin and suffering and tell Him that we want to live a life free from sin with His help.  Then, He will intervene in our suffering and stop our weeping once we discover the true cost of sin. 

 

Step #4: God shows us compassion and sets us free from bondage to sin.

Yeshua saw the widow’s tears, struggles and showed compassion.  The widow represents us.  We are alone with our problem.  Only God can stop our weeping and suffering and bring life back to us.  

 

Step #5 Yeshua calls us to arise from our dead state.  

The widows son came back to life when Yeshua touched him and called him back to life.  God likewise calls us to emerge from darkness and enter back into life with Him.  We possess an opportunity to arise from our old life of death and sin and to walk in newness and righteousness.   Yeshua’s Holy Spirit gives us life and empowers us from within.  

 

Step #6: An Encounter With God. 

Yeshua heals blind eyes, deaf ears, lame legs, lepers and dead people.  He brings real life and real hope of eternal life to us.  We no longer need to walk in darkness, sin and death.  We can walk in newness of life with God.

Have You Had This Life Changing Encounter With Yeshua?

 

Step 7: God visits His People.  

We know God and God knows us.  We have a friend in God.  God’s name does not offend us; therefore, we become blessed.  We sought God out and discovered that He is with us.  When we follow the six steps to Yeshua, we discover the wonderful truth: God’s word is true and God is real.  He is who He says that He is; He can do what He says He can do.  We discover what the phrase means: the joy of the Lord. As a result, we can recognize Yeshua has stopped by to see us.  We can share this story of God’s visit with us and testify of God’s goodness.

God Is Always Working Behind The Scenes

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An invisible God works behind the scenes. He's like the wind. You cannot see Him, but you can feel and see the effects in your life.
An invisible God works behind the scenes. He’s like the wind. You cannot see Him, but you can feel and see the effects in your life.  He’s the potter and I’m the clay.

During these moments when nothing in my life goes right, how do I know God still works in my life?

I experience a lot of those moments, more than I care to admit.  I feel unsure if God sees and cares about me.  I cannot sense God’s presence!

​I realize now I could not feel God’s presence because I tend to focus on all the many problems in my life.  For instance,  I’m working so hard for a job I don’t like anymore.   I, however, don’t want to change jobs again.   Second,  I’m living paycheck to paycheck.  All my bills are overdue,  and it’s a job in itself just trying to stay above water mentally!  By the time my day ends,  I’m so mentally and physically drained I can’t sleep.  Also,  each work day just seems more painful to get through.  I don’t have any more mental space to process anything else.  By the time the weekend comes,  I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything.  I barely have the energy to do housework.  By the time Sunday evening comes around,  I’m crying inside.  I don’t know how I’m going to make it through another week!  I don’t even know if I will have  enough money to make it until payday once everything clears my account.  

 Until one day I came to the realization that I can’t feel God’s presence because I eliminated Him from my life.  The worst it got the less and less time I spent reading my Bible, praying, and giving my concerns to God.  I got so wrapped up in my troubles, my worries, my situation, I didn’t know how to let anyone in, even God!

God always works in the background, but it is up to us to put him front and center stage of our lives every day!  I wasn’t doing that.  It is still a work in progress.  I can catch myself faster and faster each time those dark moments come because I am aware!  Those moments still come and more intense than I would like.

On October 28, 2015 I made a same day appointment to see my doctor because I’ve been having chest pains off and on for two days now.  By the time I went,  my blood pressure was 209/147 and my EKG was abnormal.  I was transported to the ER where blood work and another EKG was done.  My blood work was fine, but my EKG came back abnormal.  I was sent home with a referral to see a cardiologist for a stress test.  

On November 5th I went for the stress test, but my blood pressure was high again and my EKG was still abnormal the cardiologist didn’t want me to do the stress test.  She ordered an angiogram to check the blood flow of my heart and working in the medical field I knew what that meant.  

I automatically start thinking the worst.  I have clogged artery. I’m going to have to have a stent or bypass surgery.

I go from thinking the worst to feeling guilty because these are preventable problems.  I know better.  I should have been eating healthier, exercising more, doing more!  By the time I got home I was an emotional wreck!

I didn’t know how I was going to tell my parents.  I had to get myself together before my son arrived home from school.  I decided the only way I’m going to do this is by giving my problems to God!

I’m not going to worry because I don’t even know the results yet.  I put on some uplifting music and started preparing dinner.  By the time I went to bed,  I felt grateful that God gave me the strength to deal with this today!  Tomorrow is Friday, and I have the weekend to breathe a little.  

On Friday November 6th, I find out that the pharmacy I’m presently working at was closing down and we are to report back to the main pharmacy on Monday.   So I tell myself at least I still have a job.  It’s nothing to stress about.  My son takes his SATs on Saturday November 7th and his 17th birthday is November 11th. ​

I am too blessed to be stressed!  On Sunday November 8th, my husband and I made dinner to celebrate and try to get the week started off on a positive note.  Monday is a little stressful being at the main pharmacy, but I made it.   On Tuesday November 10th, work was so busy I barely had a moment to eat, but it’s fine with me.  Tomorrow is my son’s birthday, and I have a few things to pick-up on my way home.  As soon as I clocked out and just about to walk out the door, my boss calls me in the office.  

He tells me they are cutting my hours to part time effective immediately, and I can only do four more hours this week.   My heart dropped to the floor.  I couldn’t believe they would wait for the last minute to tell me.  Why not tell me on Friday when we found out we were to report to the main pharmacy on Monday.  I told them that tomorrow is my son’s birthday.  The boss said, take tomorrow off and just do four hours on Thursday.  Then my boss goes on to say you can use this time to do so much such as: go to the gym, this could be a positive thing and just work on you.  The whole time he was talking to me I was thinking: this is my son’s senior year in high school, I have so much to pay for, tomorrow is his birthday, I have my car, rent, insurance, the holiday season is right around the corner, and I have no idea what is going on with my heart until November 19th!

On my way home my mind was all over the place!  I thank God for protecting me and everyone on the road with me because I was mentally not there!  I spoke with my husband and of course he had a million and one questions!  I just listened because I was not in the mood to argue.  After dinner I had a checklist of things I had to do in my head for my son’s birthday tomorrow.  I, however, made it through the night and my son had a wonderful 17th birthday.  

On Wednesday November 12th, I went into work trying to stay positive.  Part time is better than no time.  Well that didn’t last long.  I was called in the owner’s office to find out that they were letting me go.  I had to sign a separation agreement and was given $1,000 a month for six months.  I didn’t know what to say.  I just signed and left.  I didn’t know what to do.   I had never been through anything like this before.  I sat in my car around the corner and cried.  I asked God, “Why?”

I’ve tried not to worry and to stay positive.  The more I try not to worry, the more things kept happening.  I prayed and tried to settle down before driving home.  Now I have to tell my husband some more bad news, and it’s just not a good time!

My husband took the news as expected, but I was okay.  I had applied for a job months ago and my test date was next week.  I had prepared and even went on Lynda.com to brush up on some software I haven’t used in a while.  Tuesday November 17th came.  I’m prepared and left a little early to make sure I gave myself time to get there.  Something, however, kept telling me to look at that email one more time.  As I’m waiting for the car to warm up I read the email I printed out and the test date was Monday November 16th not Tuesday November 17th.  Before I could even process whatever emotion was about to come over me, my husband pulled up behind me.  I got out the car, and he immediately asked me “What’s wrong?”  I showed him the paper.  He saw the look on my face and said,  “Come on let’s go in the house.”  I couldn’t even feel anything.  My mind went straight to my angiogram on November 19th, and I couldn’t stress even about this!

Wednesday November 18th, the day before my angiogram was the scariest day I can remember!  Everyone was calling to show their support, but by midday I was terrified!  I couldn’t even tell my husband how afraid I was.  I thought the following:  “I believe in God!  So why am I afraid?”  I felt guilty for feeling afraid.  I didn’t go to sleep until after 3 am.  When my alarm went off at 6 am, I was already up and so afraid I was numb.  

My appointment was at 9 am.  After all the nurses, techs, doctors, and pokes, my heart was functioning fine.  I had no clogged arteries.  I was so happy!  All the other disappointments didn’t matter because God answered my prayers for the one thing that counted the most!  As long as I have good health,  I have another chance to get it right and to do what I was created to do!  

I’m still trying to process everything that happened the past three weeks.  I’m taking it in a little at a time because as grateful as I am it’s still too much all at once.  In retrospect,  I know god has been working in the background through it all.  I see His hand at work protecting me from things that never even made it to shore.  Whatever God wants me to learn from all this,  I want to make certain I get it!  I don’t want to have to go through these same painful lessons again!

Thus far I discovered that God works in my life during these difficult moments to teach me to trust and rely solely on Him.  God waited for me to take my problems to Him knowing He was my last resort.  He came through for me.  He wants me to trust Him to be my first choice with both the joys and troubles of life.

Why is it important to draw close to God in the good times and the bad? How can your testimony make a difference in the lives of others?  Why share your testimony?  How can others benefit from hearing your testimony and how God works in your life?  

I pray and hope my testimony gives you the courage to trust God in all things whether you feel His presence or not–know that God loves you!

Shane Harper–Hold You Up

Chris Tomlin–Good Good Father

Steps to the Holy Spirit

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Ephesians 1:13 KJV  STEPS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

1 In whom ye also trusted,(FAITH)

2 *after* that ye heard the word of truth,
(WHICH IS)
*** the gospel*** of your salvation:

3 in whom also *after* that *ye believed*, ( THE GOSPEL)

*ye* were sealed with that *holy Spirit*
of promise,

Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it *is* the gift of God:
Galatians 3:11 But that *no* man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

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Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Ephesians Chapter 1
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

1 John Chapter 5
10 ¶ He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

2 John Chapter 1

9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 ¶ If there come any unto you, and bring not *this* doctrine, receive himIMG_1164

not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

NB/ WHEN EVER A GROUP TELLS YOU THIS IS OUR DOCTRINE RUN RUN RUN–TO ME THAT IS BLASPHEMY AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL!
THE EXCEPTION IS IF THEY ARE HANDING YOU THE NEW TESTAMENT WHICH IS THE RECORD THAT CHRIST BROUGHT.

Galatians 1:10 ¶ If there come any unto you, and bring not *this* doctrine,

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine
of Christ,
Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 ¶ For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me
is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Galatians Chapter 3

11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

NB ONLY THROUGH THE PRICE CHRIST PAID FOR YOUR SINS ON THE CROSS YOU CAN BE SAVED

FOR YOU TO BE SAVED YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE UNCONDITIONALLY THE RECORD THE FATHER SENT TO YOU BY JESUS

THAT IS THE NUMBER 1 REQUIREMENT
BUT IN THAT RECORD YOU WILL FIND THIS AND MUCH MORE

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Luke Chapter 16

16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and *every man* presseth into it.

17 (And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass,
than *one tittle* of the law to fail. )

John Chapter 6
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

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63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

John Chapter 17
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, *even as* I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, *even as* I am not of the world.
17 ¶ Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, *even so *have I also sent them into the world.

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Titus Chapter 1
2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised *before* the world began;

Romans 8

9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 ¶ And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
29 ¶ For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Ephesians 3 ¶ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together *in one* all things in Christ, *both* which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

John Chapter 11
25 Jesus said unto her, *I am* the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
(BEFORE THE CROSS)

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
(AFTER THE CROSS)

Hebrew 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
(BEFORE THE CROSS)
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
(AFTER THE CROSS)

THESE PREACHERS ARE INTENTIONALLY LEAVING OUT
ALL THE IMPORTANT THINGS IMPLYING THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO EDIT GOD’S WORD

I WOULD LIKE THEM TO TAKE A LOOK AT
EZEKIEL 34
EZEKIEL CHAPTER 34
1 ¶ And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

DO THEM A FAVOR AND REMIND THEM THAT FIRE
IS HOT

Old Versus New Covenant Practices

IMG_0561Old Covenant Practices Versus New Covenant Practices

 

MARK CHAPTER 16:15-20–JESUS’ VERY LAST INSTRUCTION TO HIS ELEVEN APOSTLES BEFORE HE ASCENDED TO THE FATHER.

15     And he JESUS said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16     He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall (be damned). 

17     And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18     They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19     ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20     And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

JOHN CHAPTER 14:24     He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

EVEN MOSES PROPHESIED OF THE IMPORTANCE OF JESUS COMING TO EARTH.  

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto ***him ***ye shall hearken;

unto ***him ***ye shall hearken;

Luke 17:24   For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.    

 Acts 4:12   Neither is there salvation in any other: for there (is none other name) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.   

Colossians 1:23   If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

ROMANS 1:16     ¶ For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

 

GALATION 1:8-12

8     But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

9     As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

10     ¶ For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

11     But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

12     For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

I CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 15

1     ¶ Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2     By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

HEBREWS CHAPTER 1

1     ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2     Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

1 JOHN 5:10-12 10     ¶ He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

11     And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12     He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (:10 … because *he* believeth ***not*** the record that God gave of his Son.)

JOHN 3:16,18    For God so loved the world, that he gave***his only*** begotten Son, that whosoever believeth *in him* should not perish, but have everlasting life.

18     He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

IN HIM   TO BELIEVE IN JESUS IS TO BELIEVE IN HIS WORDS AND HIS WORDS CAME FROM THE FATHER

HEBREWS 10:1-9

1     ¶ For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can ***never*** with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2     For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3     But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.  4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.   5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:   6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.  8  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;  9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. (He taketh away the first,) that he may establish the second.   10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ ***once**** for all.   12  But this man, after he had offered ***one sacrifice ***for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;  14   For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.    15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,   16  This *is *the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17     And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.   28  He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:   29  Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

2 CORINTHIAN CHAPTER 3:7     But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:   8  How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?   10   For even that which ***was*** made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11   For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.   12  ¶ Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:   13  And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:   14  But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. 15     But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.

WHO IS GOING TO DIE?  WHO’S BLOOD CAN TAKE AWAY YOUR SINS?

1 Corinthians 11:25   After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup ***is*** the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

Colossians 1:14   In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Hebrews 9:22   And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 7     But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: 8     ¶ The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9     Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10     Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. 11     But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12     Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13     For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14     How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15     ¶ And for this cause he*** is*** the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16     For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.  There must, also, of necessity be the death of the testator.  

WHICH PROPHET HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS????

17     For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18     Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. 19     For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20     Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21     Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22     And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23     ¶ It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24     For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25     Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26     For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27     And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28     So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

THERE IS ONE OTHER POWER THAT IS COMING PRECEDING JESUS–THE ANTI CHRIST. 

2 Thessalonians 2:3   Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4     ¶ And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive*** you***. 5     For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6     And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7     For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8     All these are the beginning of sorrows. 9     Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10     And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11     And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12     And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13     But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14     And ***this gospel*** of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU

ETERNAL LIFE PROMISED BY YAHWEH

The Promise (eternal life) before the world began came from God.

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; (Titus 1:2)

  • MOST PEOPLE HAVE THE FALSE BELIEF THAT OUR EXISTENCE STARTED AT THE GARDEN OF EDEN.    
  • What if we actually existed before the Garden of Eden?  Remember God that cannot lie promised us eternal life before this world began.  We came from Jerusalem from above–a free place. 

“But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.” Huh?  I repeat, “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”  (Galatian 4:26)  

We were born and created in Jerusalem above the mother of us all.  God made this mystery available to those of us with eyes to see and ears in which to hear His truth.

 

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:  (Ephesians 1:9-10)   

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,   Before I formed thee in the belly  I knew thee;  (?) and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  (Jeremiah 1:4-5)

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.    As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.  (John 17:17-18)

 So God sent Jesus into this world to die at Calvary for the sins of the nations. Jesus sent us into this world to become reconciled to God the Father by repenting of our sins against God in a prior world.  THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE IS A REALITY.  A PROMISE FROM GOD THE FATHER MADE KNOWN TO US BY HIS SON YESHUA (JESUS).  

18   As thou hast sent me into the world, ***even so*** have I also sent them into the world.      JOHN 17:23 23       I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;  and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.   Notice the following phrase “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”   Notice God loves us as God loves Jesus “and hast lov-ed them, *as* thou hast lov-ed me.”     25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.   JOHN 1:6      There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.   33       And I knew him not: but (he that sent me) to baptize with water, ***the same*** said unto me,  Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him,  the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send ***the promise of my Father*** upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power ***from on high***.
Acts 1:4   And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem,
but wait for ***the promise of the Father***, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
Acts 2:33   Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father ***the promise of the Holy Ghost***, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

JESUS THE SON OF GOD MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO US  IN A SIMPLY AND STRAIGHT FORWARD STATEMENT steps we need to take to be saved  READ ON:

MARK 16:15-19      And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach ***the gospel*** to every creature.

 16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
16       He that believeth and is baptized (shall be saved;) but he that believeth not shall be damned.
 19       ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
 

JESUS LAST WORDS to his apostles MINUTES BEFORE*** JESUS RETURN*** TO THE FATHER

JOHN 6:61       When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

 62       What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where ***he was before***?

  BASIC INFORMATION TO US FROM GOD THE FATHER THAT YOU MUST UNDERSTAND. IT IS LIKE 1+1 =2 OR A B C. THAT IS WITHOUT *THIS BASIC KNOWLEDGE* YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE PLAN OF GOD   

  Romans 3:23   For *all* have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

               YES THIS IS CLEARLY SAYING *ALL ONCE HAD* THE GLORY OF GOD

HEBREWS 10:32       But call to remembrance the former days, in which,* after* ye were illuminated,
                       ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 
1 Corinthians 15:44       It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. 
 There *is* a natural body, and there *is* a spiritual body.        1+1=2
 ( BIRTH AND BODY IS LIKE WET AND WATER THEY CANNOT BE SEPARATED)
JOHN 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,(2 BIRTHS) 
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
2 births
  • The first birth occurred when you came out of the sac of water in your mother’s womb.  You were born of water.
  • The second birth is when the flesh dies and the spirit returns to God who gave it.  You receive a spiritual body in the kingdom.  You are born of the spirit.  

These are two separate births to enter into the kingdom of God.

 7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must*** be born (again.) 
 8       The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, (but canst not tell whence it cometh,
         and whither it goeth:) so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.
         so ***is every one**** that is born of the Spirit.(no exception)
(You can not return to the kingdom of heaven until you are born again into your spiritual body–the second birth .
This takes place the minute the flesh dies. In the flesh one can not see the spiritual birth the very same way one can not see God  or angels because the spiritual body is like the wind in that it can not be seen by flesh man. John 3:8) 
 
Jesus is the first fruit that is he is the first person  that walked this earth that returned glorified to the Father.

John 20:17       Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father:  but go to my brethren, and say unto them,                     I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.

I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
I ascend unto my Father, ***and your Father***; and to my God, ***and your God***.
 

Luke 20:36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 

Why can’t they die anymore?  After Christ resurrection, christians no longer need to sleep in death?  

The term  slept  is used to refer to those who died before Christ payed the ransom price at Calvary.   Jesus conquered the power of death by dying for our sins.  He freed the dead spirits (who existed in a slept state) meaning spiritually dead waiting for Christ to die on the cross.  Spirits cannot die unless God destroys them after the white throne judgement.  

John 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

1 Corinthians 15:20     ¶ But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

 
Let’s see if the word shines a light on what happened at Jesus death; he being the firstfruit.

 

1 Peter 3:18       ¶ For Christ *also* hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God,  being put to death *in the flesh*, but quickened by the Spirit:                                          

  19       By ***which*** also he went and preached unto *the spirits* in prison;

20       Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. 

1 Corinth 15:35       ¶ But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
 
 36       Thou fool, that which thou sowest ***is not quickened****, except it die: 
   
 37       And that which thou sowest, thou sowest *not* that body that shall be,
 38       But ***God*** giveth it a body as it hath pleased him
 
 JOHN 36-7:
6       That which is born of the flesh *is* flesh; and that which *is* born of the Spirit is spirit.
                                                         
7       Marvel not that I said unto thee, ***Ye must be born*** (again.) 
2 Corinthians 5:5       Now he that hath wrought ***us ***for the selfsame thing is God,  who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. 
 6       Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, ***whilst ***we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 
 7       (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 
8       We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 
 
  Now he that hath wrought (brought) us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God,
  Now he that hath wrought us ***for the selfsame thing*** is God, 
 
1 Corinthians 15:
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy,* we* shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
                                                      
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 50       Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood*** cannot*** inherit the kingdom of God;
         neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall* also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
49       And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall *also* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
DO NOT OVER LOOK THIS WORD ***ALSO***FOR IT HAS GREAT DEPTH
IT IS SAYING THAT YOU LIKE JESUS WILL *ALSO* bear the image of the heavenly.
 
I JOHN CHAPTER 3
 1       ¶ Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 
 2       Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:
  but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
but *we know* that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 
                                    
                                
HEBREWS 2:
6       But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man,  that thou visitest him?
 7       Thou ***madest him*** a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour,  and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 
 
8       Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
  But now we see not yet all things put under him.
 
 9       But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
 
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
17       Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto ***his brethren***
 
I HOPE THIS WILL MAKE YOU APPRECIATE ***WHO YOU REALLY ARE*** AND BE NO LONGER DECEIVED BY THAT GREAT DECEIVER.
 

ROMANS 8:9       ¶ For whom he did *foreknow*, he*** also*** did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstborn among ***many*** brethren.

                              

Jeremiah 1:
4     ¶ Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 5     Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
 
Jeremiah represents all of us
 
ZECHARIAH CHAPTER 12 1     ¶ The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 
 
1 CORINTH 15
49     And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall ***also*** bear the image of the heavenly. 
 
ALSO   = JUST LIKE JESUS  FIRST FRUIT 
Also represents what happened to Jesus also happens to us.
Hebrews 2:17  17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 11 or both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

How To Know If God Is Working In Your life?

Is God Working In Your Life?

God is our provider.
God does not charge us for the air that we breathe, the water that we drink, the food that He provides nor the materials for shelter that He gave freely to us for our use.  Even the sunshine that lights our days and the stars and moon that light our nights comes free of charge.  God is truly amazing!  

If you want to know if God is working in your life, open His word and start believing what He says.  If you honor God by honoring His words, God will make Himself known to you.  You will discover that God answers many prayers of the righteous.   God is working in the lives of those who believe in Him in other words believe His words to us.

 

What does the Bible say about how God works in our life?  

These examples below can strengthen you and help you to persevere through the challenges and uncertainties–you must believe His words to us to become a friend of God!

  • Philippians 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
  • Ephesians 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
  • Romans 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
God's armies of angels work in the spiritual realm to affect the physical realm--walk by faith not by sight. See with your spiritual eyes like Elijah.
God’s armies of angels work in the spiritual realm to affect the physical realm–see with your spiritual eyes.  This requires walking by faith and not by sight.

 

  • 2 Kings 6:16-18  …So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, “Strike this people with blindness, I pray.” So He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.…

Psalm 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

  • John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

 

  • Philippians 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
  • And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

     

    How do I trust God’s words when I face difficulties in life?

    I’ve learned that God is working in my life by seeking to know him better and trusting in him.    I trust His words to me found in the Bible.  For every situation in my life, I find words of hope and encouragement.   I believe what God says in His words.  

    I’ve discovered the God of the Bible is a faithful God.  I’ve come to know that God is real for myself.  

    When I  pray, God answers my prayers–many of them.  

    By developing a relationship with God over the decades, my faith in God has grown.  I’ve seen God work in my life time and time again.  

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    This moonlight image captured above the rooftop is of the moon eclipsed by the earth one Arizona night. The reddish hue of the moon did not appear on the picture.  It’s difficult to contemplate the heavens and not consider our creator.

    God is alive and working in the lives of those who love Him and believe in His word!  When you start believing God’s words, God will manifest Himself to you.

  • Romans 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.… 

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