Thursday, January 19, 2012

Intimacy with God

Do you feel close to the Lord? Life's distractions and duties can compete with our desire to spend time with God—then before we know it, we've drifted in our devotion to Him. But the Father desires to commune with us on a daily basis.
1. Every individual is important to the Lord.
You might feel unworthy of the Father's attention, but the truth is, you are a unique creation and beloved in His sight. Every one of us was created in God's image (Gen. 1:26); He designed us with the emotional and spiritual capacity to have an intimate relationship with Him.
  • According to Psalm 8:4-5, what special place does man hold in creation?
  • Do you ever feel undeserving of God's notice? Why or why not?
  • Jesus called His disciples "friends" (John 15:15-16). In what way is your relationship with Him like a friendship? How does it differ?
2. No one is too sinful to have a close relationship with God.
According to Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (emphasis added). In other words, no one is righteous enough on his own to fellowship with God, who is perfectly holy. Instead of friendship with our Creator, we deserve death and hell—everlasting separation from Him. However, Jesus took the guilt of our sin on Himself and gave us the gift of eternal life (Rom. 6:22-23).
  • We typically think of eternal life as the promise of heaven after death. How does John 17:3 define it?

  • What is surprising about this definition?
  • Read Romans 4:7-8. Reflect on the sins you committed and confessed this past week. How does it feel to know you are completely clean in God's sight?
3. Cultivating an intimate relationship requires a commitment.
A. Choose a special place where you can meet with God.
Even if you don't have a large home, devote one section of it to your time with God. You might choose a chair, a small rug, or even a closet. Eventually, that place will take on a sacred quality. There, you will find it easy to focus on the Lord and His still, small voice.
  • Read Luke 5:15-16. Where did Jesus go when He needed time alone?
  • Why do you think He sought the Father after the events of verse 15?
  • What prompted Jesus to seek solitude in Matthew 14:13?
  • What types of life crises prompt you to seek a solitary place to pray?
B. Invest a significant amount of time in getting to know your Maker.
Just like a close friendship or good marriage, an intimate relationship with the Lord requires time. Biblical writers often referred to "waiting on God." By this, they meant trusting in the Lord and giving Him time to speak to their hearts, encourage them, or answer their prayers.
C. Include Bible reading.
Reading and meditating on Scripture should be a regular part of your time with God. It will teach you how the Lord thinks, remind you of His promises, and reveal areas of your life that need His correction.
Before you read from the Bible, ask God to speak to you. He will be faithful to reveal His truth and show you how to apply it to your life.
  • List at least four benefits to making the Word of God a priority in your time alone with Him (Psalm 119).
D. Humility and trust
As we approach God, we must come with an attitude of humility. Proud people don't see their need for the Lord and, consequently, resist His guidance and correction.
  • Read James 4:6-7. What does "God resists the proud" mean to you?
  • Describe what submitting to God would look like for you today.
  • What analogy did David use to describe his humility before the Lord (Psalm 131:1-3)? How is this an accurate picture of the attitude we should have in approaching God?
4. If you are willing to invest in your relationship with God, you will reap a great reward.
  • In Psalm 63:3-5, "fat" or "marrow and fatness" refers to rich, satisfying food. What comparison does David make between physical sustenance and his time alone with God?
  • Read Psalm 16:11. Have you felt this kind of joy in the Lord's presence?
Prayer: We were designed to fellowship with God, and it is the greatest pleasure our souls will ever know on earth. Ask the Lord to draw you closer to Him in this new year. If you have been too busy or distracted to dedicate time on a daily basis, pray for the grace to make fellowship with Him a priority. Wait on the Lord, and He will fill you with incredible joy in His presence.

The Foundation of Unwavering Faith

Hebrews 13:1-8
Discouragement and fragmented thinking often accompany troubled times. But we do not have to give in to thoughts that God might have forsaken us.
A simple but profound scriptural truth provides the foundation for unwavering faith: When someone places trust in Christ as his or her personal Savior, Jesus intends to build a strong relationship with that person. The Lord plans a spiritual connection that will be intimate and permanent. That is why He promised, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). No matter how we may feel, God is with us.
As great a promise as Jesus’ uninterrupted presence is, we have yet another foundational truth on which to rely. We can fully trust His pledge to be with us always because we have also been assured that: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (v. 8).
If we think that the Lord has suddenly abandoned us when difficulties arise, then our faith foundation is cracked; we will have trouble trusting anything He says if we believe He is not keeping His Word. The reality is that we are the ones wavering, usually because our circumstances seem so dire. But Jesus and His promises have not changed—He is present, providing for needs, and working good out of all situations every second of our lives. What other friend can we say always remains steady by our side?
Learning from God’s Word and looking at His work in our life, we can see His consistency for ourselves. Then we can build unwavering faith on the truth that Jesus is the same forever.

Monday, November 28, 2011


The Paintings Of Hell By A Korean Artist

The Paintings Of Hell By A Korean Artist
The story tale: A young Korean artists have taken to Hell. The painter had been taken to hell by the Lord Jesus Himself. These artists have been attending prayer meeting night in April 2009 and continue to do so far has been more than a year.

Artist: “As I was praying all night long, I am now able to love Jesus more than ever”… One day… Jesus came and said in my Heart, “I will show you the deeper things of Heaven.”
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I thought I was going to visit heaven but instead of I had visited hell…as soon as Jesus spoke into my Heart, we entered into the spiritual realm…But Jesus took me and showed me Hell first…

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As I followed Jesus, I cried the whole time…
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I then began to hear moans, screams, and wailing sounds…. “Ahhhhhh!!!”
Artist: “Most people have a misconception about hell. They are deluded and many people think only if you “believe” in Jesus Christ, they will end up in Heaven. Some even think that once they die that will all be it, nothing.
Many all believe as they think. Therefore they live their lives as they desire…
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SATAN FROM TV: As people watch violent secular movies, the demons would actually torment the person’s soul without the person realizing or knowing it. As a person watches the scenes from TV, their soul is in torment and in pain. The soul is damaged and wounded. Watching secular TV does not help in any way for Christians to progress their loving relationship with God, our bridegroom Jesus. We can watch some news once in a while but please do not watch TV, period! Amen!!
Artist: As Jesus witnessed the sins committed by man, He cried. Satan and his demons would tie the bodies of sinners so tight with iron chains and they would control us. Therefore sinners would go deeper and deeper in sin. I am pleading to you not to commit sin. Do not live as you desire too. In hell, the senses are hundreds of times more vivid than you actually feel in physical realm. So the pain is more severe.

Spirit of Snakes are filled in the alcoholic drinks and in cigarette smoke.
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Jesus took many people to hell and showed them about hell.
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Jesus: I see countless people falling into the eternal deep sea of fire of hell every single day… Please tell the people what you have witnessed in hell! You must tell them about hell! Tell people how awful and gruesome hell is! You must paint the scene of hell as if you are within My heart. Draw the scenes with My aching heart!
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They are falling into the Fire of Hell
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Draw it with My aching heart….

Artist: As I was painting the scenes of hell, Satan attacked me severely…but I wanted to shout out to the world with Jesus’ heart through these paintings… I wanted to deliver the aching heart of Jesus and how He felt so pitiful about those people who are falling down into hell every single day!
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People being tormented on the cross
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People who did not want to eat the bread of life…
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She did not want to eat the bread of life…(God’s word)
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People who had not discussed the things in their lives with Jesus but had made their own decisions and had their own will.
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People who had drank, partaken, and eaten prohibited things.
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Jesus: Please tell people who hurt each others’ hearts by their words that they must not hurt or wound their brothers/sisters in Christ. They must not say things without care.
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Speaking without caring or love
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The penalty for lying.
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Stealing money or funds…
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People who stole money will be penetrated by arrows and/or poked by needles.
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Persecution of the gospel.
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The first half of the portrait describes demons that influence the persecutors (people) to persecute and harass or kill the messengers of the full and true gospel.
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This is how Murderers, rapists and child kidnappers will be tormented.
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This woman sees the outside….”Only if I can get out of here!”
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I wish I can get out of here….!
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The place of insects that is located in hell. This hell is for people who have committed sins by their thoughts, minds and for those who are filled with their own thoughts and knowledge. They are covered by countless of maggots. Their whole bodies are wounded by insects. The maggots and insects in hell are so much bigger in size compare to earthly ones. Thousands of maggots and insects are going in and out of person’s mouth, ears, and head. They crawl throughout the whole body!
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These people were filled with their own thoughts and knowledge.
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This hell is for people who are so strong with their perception. For example, ‘why would Jesus work in my life or in me? Who am I? I don’t think He loves me. I am very evil. I don’t think He would love someone like me.” Those people who do not attempt to align their thoughts with God’s will end up in hell. We must fix our mind and thoughts.
These are also people who violate God’s word and ignore God’s commandments. They will be fried on frying pan in hell that is burning with Hell fire.
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This hell is for the people who did not spread or share the gospel. They did not evangelize the good news to the lost.
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This torment is for the people who had ignored God’s word and still continued to commit sin. They are the ones who had performed evil in the eyes of the Lord.
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This hell is for the people who had complained and grumbled even in their hearts.
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This place of hell is for the men who had a family but had cheated on their spouses and/or became gay and/or bisexual. They will be penetrated by knives and spear.
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Men who are sexually corrupted. Their private part will be pierced every second.
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This hell is for the people who worshipped idols, had bad evil thoughts in their head and who were so stubborn with their own ways.
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The place is endless. The torment will be endless… If you do not repent…
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A woman and a boy in this painting were a mother and a son when they lived on earth. But because of the unbearable pain, they did not love each other but try to escape the torment by stepping on top of each other.
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Jesus is saying… Focus Me..You must focus only Me…
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You must kill the Satan or devil that is living inside of you..
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This shows us when we repent and pray before God, the armies of angels will come down and pierce the demons with their swords.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

How can you know if your really in LOVE?

There is an emotion that can feel as strong as love, but it isn't Love--its infatuation..

*INFATUATION is an emotion based largely on hormones, superficial attraction, and Lust.. Real Love is deeper than just emotion. Emotions can't always be trusted. They often changed. Love is based on respect. It is a commitment to the person whether the emotion are there or not.

*INFATUATION is Love at first sight. Real Love takes time. Its a growing experience based on shared interests, beliefs and attitude ..

*Infatuation is insecure. It gets jealous and unreasonable. LOVE doesn't. Infatuation fades with time, separati0n or change. LOVE won't.

What is real feeling of in Love then..?

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love is patient and its kind. It d0es n0t jeal0us or b0astful n0r pr0ud or rude. Love does n0t demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad ab0ut injustice but rej0ices in truths. Love never gives up, never l0ses faith, always hopeful, and endures all things.

Falling in "LOVE"

Falling in love and love are two quiet different feeling. Falling in love can be either a flash of emotions or a first step towards love.

Falling in love is a strong instinctive attraction to the person of the other sex. In case it's mutual and both lovers will work at their relationships one day that feeling can grow into love. Falling in love is crazy, it very physical, it's when knees are getting weak and temperature rises, love is calm, comfortable and mental.

You have to do nothing to fall in love and often there's either nothing you can do to stop falling in love. It's very illogical: you suffer from splashes of emotions, doubts, can't fully control yourself and it's all because of a person you usually almost don't know. When we fall in love nature shows all it's power on us. Sometimes it even goes against our sense when we understand that we can't expect nothing good from these relationships that it's the wrong person but still can do nothing about ourselves.

Falling in love is the call of our sex but the object is instinctually chosen according to our ideals, dreams and etc although we may not realize it. We usually fall in love with the appearance of the person, with the way he/she walks, the way he/she talks. Sometimes we impute to our object of love some illusional, ideal qualities and the more we get to know that that person the less we fall for him or her. That's when the feeling disappears eve faster than it appeared.
The more two persons get to know each other, the more comfortable they get the less sharp, bright and exciting the feeling gets. Some couples continue their relationships and get married in the end some fall apart. It's reasonable to say that a second pair of slippers by the bed and one more toothbrush in the bathroom is the end of that crazy falling in love but it also can be the beginning of  something more serious.

Different people fall in love more or less often than other. Some are switching partners enjoying crazy emotions which never turn with them into a real love.

Some may fall in love for a short time while having some permanent partner they love, this can even ruin some stable relationships. Some can claim to be in love with two people at the same time. These are usually two very different people so that one can't choose which type is better but can neither afford to take both. In the center of love there's always only one person.

We may call falling in love some kind of a temporary illness both mental and physical and won't be very wrong. Some will say that it's destructive, selfish, possessive, blind and give falling in lovemany other unpleasant definitions. But have those people ever been in love? Because if they have they would know that it differs from any other illness in on very essential way , it can be very pleasant. People nowadays often turn to antidepressants and drugs because it makes them feel better in the first case and makes them high in the second. 

Falling in love is the most natural and the least harmless kind of doping. Yes, it's not mural, it never looks in the future, in fact it has no future but it gives life some spirit of freshness and youthfulness.


How do you know if it is love or lust?

If you still feel attracted when your lust is satisfied, then it’s love. Most people confuse lust with love; the difference is that while lust is self-serving love is unlimited and unselfish.
Is it lust, or what?
So how can you tell the difference between lust and love? Here are a few tips to help you sort things out. 
  • You’re totally focused on her looks and body
  • Even before you know her name, you’re already fantasizing about what she looks like naked and what it would be like to have sex with her.
  • You don’t care about anything she has to say
  • It wouldn’t make a difference to you if you never had a conversation with her. Furthermore, you don’t bother to return her calls promptly and you can easily go for days without talking to her — until you get horny again.
  • You only want to be with her to have sex
  • You make excuses not to spend time with her, except for sex. And if she asks you for a favor, you tell her you’re too busy. But if you have to be with her and not have sex, she gets on your nerves and you find yourself fantasizing about other women.
  • She’s your booty call
  • After you go out trolling for tail with your buddies on Friday night, you then call her at 1 a.m. for some drunken action. Ah, the booty call.
  • You leave after sex
  • After having sex with her, you look for the easiest way to leave. No cuddling, no breakfast the next morning, just “I gotta go.”
  • You have great chemistry
  • You get lost in your conversations, and the hours pass like minutes. You’re more than willing to listen to her when she talks about her day. The chemistry between you is remarkable.
  • You find her beautiful
  • Even if you catch her with no makeup on and her hair pulled back while she’s unclogging a toilet, she still looks beautiful to you.
  • You want to spend time with her
  • All you want to do is to be with her, whether you’re having sex or not. Even if she tells you that sex will have to wait, you don’t care.
  • You see a future together
  • You experience the strange feeling that your life would be totally empty without her. You tell your friends and family that she may be The One, and you’re even thinking about marrying her.
  • You introduce her to your family
  • It becomes very important to you that your parents like her, and that she gets along with everyone close to you.
  • You include her in all your plans
  • Whether you’re going out with your male friends or taking your dog for a walk, you want her there with you. And if she’s not there, you can’t get her off your mind and sneak off to give her a quick “I miss you” phone call. Of course, you don’t tell your buddies.
  • You are more romantic
  • All of a sudden you find yourself listening to cheesy romantic songs and thinking of her. You send her flowers and love notes to work and set up romantic evenings candlelit dinners at home.
  • You always take her side
  • If someone says anything even slightly disparaging about her, you immediately rise to her defense. Furthermore, in social gatherings, you always agree with her even if you disagree behind closed doors.
  • She makes you want to be a better man
  • She challenges and motivates you. She makes you happy, and you’d do anything to make her happy.
  • When it is love, you catch yourself thinking about how much fun you have with that person and when it is lust you catch yourself thinking about their body.
LOVE is when you care about someone more than you care about yourself. 
LUST is when you want to sleep with them. 
INFATUATION is when you can’t stop thinking about someone, and you desperately want to spend as much time with them as possible. Usually when you aren’t sure if it’s love or lust, it’s really infatuation. It’s possible to love someone, lust for someone, and to be infatuated with someone all at the same time.

In Love with Someone ??

What does it mean to love someone?
  1. Loving someone means being completely vulnerable.
  2. Loving someone means giving, not as a way of receiving, but just for the other’s sake.
  3. Loving someone means letting go of all expectations.
  4. Loving someone means forgiving them when they do things you don’t understand.
  5. Loving someone means accepting their minor flaws, for they are a part of who they are.
  6. Loving someone means giving their happiness high priority.
  7. Loving someone means learning how to forgive and forget.
  8. Loving someone means taking “wrong” things and trying to fix them.
  9. Loving someone means putting your trust in them. 
  10. Loving someone means making sacrifices.
  11. Loving someone means loving them unconditionally.  
  12. Loving someone means each person:
  • listens to the other person and his/her ideas
  • considers the other person’s needs
  • exchanges physical affection
  • lets the other be first sometimes
  • takes care of him/her self
  • feels comfortable
  • wishes to be with the other person
  • feels valued in the relationship
  • values the differences between them
Truly loving someone means always being there for them, no matter wether it’s good times or bad. You want to make that person feel special and make them smile whenever you can. It means knowing that even in darkest times, during the biggest fights - that you will both love each other when it’s over. Having a smile come to your lips when you think of them. Thinking about them when you’re not with them and having your heart race when you know you will be with them soon. It’s wanting to spend the rest of your life with them.