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    Greetings.

    I am new here, so hope this is the right place to start a question like this.

    I am glad to have come across this site. I often find myself praying for people when they are in a tough situation. I have a number of verses that I often come back to. I was wondering what verses stand out to you and how they helped you.

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    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

    Belief is all that is necessary for everlasting life. This is comforting as I know if it depended on me to obtain everlasting life, I would not be saved.
    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"

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    I like this one.

    Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
    6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus
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    And this one too...

    Philippians 2:13 (NASB)
    13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

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    Hebrew 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

    And

    Hebrew 4:15 For we do not have a God who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, for we have a God who has been tempted in everyway just as we are- yet, he did not sin.

    They both help me overcome my addiction issues, and make it easier to resist the temptation of the enemy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Time2Reflect View Post
    Greetings.

    I am new here, so hope this is the right place to start a question like this.

    I am glad to have come across this site. I often find myself praying for people when they are in a tough situation. I have a number of verses that I often come back to. I was wondering what verses stand out to you and how they helped you.
    I don’t think most people understand this one. I believe it is the key to heaven:

    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt 4:17 RSV

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    I don’t think most people understand this one. I believe it is the key to heaven:

    From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matt 4:17 RSV
    I think it's real clear repent if you want to see the kingdom of heaven, however if I'm wrong please enlighten me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectlyImperfect View Post
    I think it's real clear repent if you want to see the kingdom of heaven, however if I'm wrong please enlighten me.
    But what I think people miss is that they can have heaven now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    But what I think people miss is that they can have heaven now.
    Please explain further..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectlyImperfect View Post
    Please explain further..
    The Lord led me to repent of sins I was committing. Then, suddenly, my life was transformed into something extremely beautiful. It reminds me of this:

    [2] And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
    [3] and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;
    [4] he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." Rev 21:2-4 RSV
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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    The Lord led me to repent of sins I was committing. Then, suddenly, my life was transformed into something extremely beautiful. It reminds me of this:

    [2] And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
    [3] and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them;
    [4] he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." Rev 21:2-4 RSV
    That was what I thought you meant, just wanted to double-check. I can say I've experienced heaven here on Earth in the midst of all the chaos and anarchy, heaven for me though is God's love and of course his Mercy!

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    1 Corinthians 10:13
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    1 John 2:12-14
    I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 13I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 14I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

    John 16:33

    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
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    Acts 19:2
    He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

    Psalm 119:105
    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectlyImperfect View Post
    That was what I thought you meant, just wanted to double-check. I can say I've experienced heaven here on Earth in the midst of all the chaos and anarchy, heaven for me though is God's love and of course his Mercy!
    But it's neat when the Lord shows you a way to avoid trouble.

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    One I often struggle with but truly gives me peace (in that God is not necessarily looking to me to do mind blowing world changing things)

    1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12

    11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
    12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    But it's neat when the Lord shows you a way to avoid trouble.
    I think they best way to avoid trouble is one work, and two to help others!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galatea View Post
    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

    Belief is all that is necessary for everlasting life. This is comforting as I know if it depended on me to obtain everlasting life, I would not be saved.
    Thank you Galatea, I am so glad you shared this verse. A reminder of just how much God loves us, is such a positive reminder. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace777x70 View Post
    I like this one.

    Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
    6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus
    .

    And this one too...

    Philippians 2:13 (NASB)
    13 for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
    Thanks Grace777,
    Both of those verses from Phillipines are such a blessing. Getting to the point that we are confident that God is involved in our lives makes our relationship with him so personal. I hadn't even thought of Philippians 2:13. Appreciate you sharing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectlyImperfect View Post
    Hebrew 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

    And

    Hebrew 4:15 For we do not have a God who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, for we have a God who has been tempted in everyway just as we are- yet, he did not sin.

    They both help me overcome my addiction issues, and make it easier to resist the temptation of the enemy!
    Thank you PI, A great verse, and one that you have personally benefitted from. I appreciate you taking the time to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galatea View Post
    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son. That whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
    I think this verse is often misconstrued, or maybe it's just me. However, I feel people read this verse and think that their belief in God is enough, and they totally forget about Jesus. For instance, I feel I hear lots of people say they believe in God, but I never hear them say anything about Jesus. I read this verse and it says to me only if I believe in Jesus will I have everlasting life, that belief in God alone is not enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    But what I think people miss is that they can have heaven now.
    HI Ressurection, so do you think with sin in the world, we can experience heaven here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracethroughfaithinChrist View Post
    1 Corinthians 10:13
    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    1 John 2:12-14
    I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. 13I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 14I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

    John 16:33

    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
    Hey Grace. I loved the verses thst you have shared here. I am keen to write them down and save them so I have them as a constant reminder. I love the fact that we don't have to face situations alone and that God won't allow us to go beyond what we can handle without Him. Thank you.

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