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Have you witnessed any miracles while you have been there?
Anything related to healings, prayers or anything involving the Glory of God?
Good morning Eli,
I have miracles happening regularly. Not all are earth shaking, but clearly the hand of God. In the case of sharing them, I tend to keep that to people involved and those who may work with them. I believe that we should be out witnessing God's hand daily in our own work. Remember when the Jews asked Christ for a sign? His answer was pretty disappointing. Please also remember that I am from America. We are so buried in entertainment and distraction that nothing is ever enough. I encourage you to stay faithful and be part of his miracles. I am always here to encourage you in this.
 

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Good morning Eli,
I have miracles happening regularly. Not all are earth shaking, but clearly the hand of God. In the case of sharing them, I tend to keep that to people involved and those who may work with them. I believe that we should be out witnessing God's hand daily in our own work. Remember when the Jews asked Christ for a sign? His answer was pretty disappointing. Please also remember that I am from America. We are so buried in entertainment and distraction that nothing is ever enough. I encourage you to stay faithful and be part of his miracles. I am always here to encourage you in this.
I see that you like to keep a certain distance from miracles and that's okay. I am happy to hear that you have seen "small" miracles where you are and may God bless you even more during your journey. Miracles for me are the most important thing in my faith because it shows that God is here with us and intercedes according to His will and as a response to our Prayers.

I'm not originally from US by the way, i was born in Albania.
 
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I see that you like to keep a certain distance from miracles and that's okay. I am happy to hear that you have seen "small" miracles where you are and may God bless you even more during your journey. Miracles for me are the most important thing in my faith because it shows that God is here with us and intercedes according to His will and as a response to our Prayers.

I'm not originally from US by the way, i was born in Albania.
Very good,
Keep up your faith and service.
 

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HI Wsb welcome to the fellowship here at CC!!! In my part of the world, SoCal, I've been called to minister to the homeless. I usually have food, clothes and cash ready as I drive anywhere to give a helping hand and show the love of Jesus and ask if they've accepted Jesus in their heart. The other day I had half of a huge breakfast burrito left over from one of my kids, so I took it with me and asked the Lord for the right person for it. While driving out of the store I went in the opposite direction I needed to go and at a big intersection I saw a frail lady standing with a sign. It said disabled and hungry. The turning light was on but I stalled to give her the food and a few dollars. People behind me were honking but I hope they got a good message when they saw what I was doing. I made a u-turn and saw her bending over her cart eating the burrito, PTL and glory to God! God bless & keep you always Warren🙏!!!
 
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HI Wsb welcome to the fellowship here at CC!!! In my part of the world, SoCal, I've been called to minister to the homeless. I usually have food, clothes and cash ready as I drive anywhere to give a helping hand and show the love of Jesus and ask if they've accepted Jesus in their heart. The other day I had half of a huge breakfast burrito left over from one of my kids, so I took it with me and asked the Lord for the right person for it. While driving out of the store I went in the opposite direction I needed to go and at a big intersection I saw a frail lady standing with a sign. It said disabled and hungry. The turning light was on but I stalled to give her the food and a few dollars. People behind me were honking but I hope they got a good message when they saw what I was doing. I made a u-turn and saw her bending over her cart eating the burrito, PTL and glory to God! God bless & keep you always Warren🙏!!!
Thanks for your story, I lived most of my life in southern California. Where are you exactly? Please tell me more about your ministry and how you decide who to help. This story is one example, but I imagine there are many.
 
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Thank you, please encourage me with your own story.
 

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Good morning Eli,
I have miracles happening regularly. Not all are earth shaking, but clearly the hand of God. In the case of sharing them, I tend to keep that to people involved and those who may work with them. I believe that we should be out witnessing God's hand daily in our own work. Remember when the Jews asked Christ for a sign? His answer was pretty disappointing. Please also remember that I am from America. We are so buried in entertainment and distraction that nothing is ever enough. I encourage you to stay faithful and be part of his miracles. I am always here to encourage you in this.
Amen!
The biggest miracles are the salvation of souls.
Every other miracle is small.
But how many understand that.

Matthew 9:4-6 KJV
And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? [5] For weather is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
[6] But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
 

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My name is Warren.
I live in Southern Mexico alone in a small room we call here " quartos '. I have been here 4 years and minister alone. I am not part of any formal church or group, however, I interact with and support and teach any who claim belief in the gospel. I started from scratch, alone, in the pandemic. God has created many different opportunities for me, from helping the truly poor and sick, to teaching, to street ministry where I give away my art for free as an opportunity to exhort and or preach. Houses are close together here and it is easy to put bible tracks on hundreds of doors in an afternoon. I am not joining this site out of boredom. Rather, I would like to make myself available to share and encourage from my experiences. I am not poor and lived a good life in California. Now I live on about 250 dollars a month. The rest is God's . This was not a choice to show humility. It was a natural result of living for Christ first and foremost. The cares of this world fell away. I have learned first hand the meaning of "you can't serve two masters". We follow what we love, period. I have a varied history in bible study and knowledge, however, I have come to see God's word as true food. Not something to be analysed and discected so much as to be read and fed to us by the holy spirit.
I hope to meet and encourage all who have an incorruptible love for Christ.
Welcome to CC, brother Warren. I like your testimony very much. Sounds much like how the Apostles and Prophets might have lived. In the world but not of it. Great will be your reward in Heaven, my friend.
 
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Welcome to CC, brother Warren. I like your testimony very much. Sounds much like how the Apostles and Prophets might have lived. In the world but not of it. Great will be your reward in Heaven, my friend.
I thank our God for your care. I don't claim to have any special knowledge or abilities, However, when a person lives a very simple life, away from the distractions of money, family, possessions, entertainment and such things, we can become useful to those still in the midst of them. Please continue to encourage as you have done with me.
 

oyster67

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I would like to say that my lifestyle is not a sacrifice. It is a natural occurrence for those in the spirit.
Amen, dear brother! :)(y)

We're the ones who profit
When we say,
We are going to walk with Jesus
Every day!
-Doris Acres

Those who develop some sort of entitlement complex after serving Jesus have forgotten what Jesus first did for them.

Luke 17:10
“So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”

Nothing can compare to what He has planned for us in the future.
 
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Amen, dear brother! :)(y)

We're the ones who profit
When we say,
We are going to walk with Jesus
Every day!
-Doris Acres

Those who develop some sort of entitlement complex after serving Jesus have forgotten what Jesus first did for them.

Luke 17:10
“So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”

Nothing can compare to what He has planned for us in the future.
You wrote: Those who develop some sort of entitlement complex after serving Jesus have forgotten what Jesus first did for them.

I would add that anyone who feels entitled to anything in this fallen and rotten and temporary world is willfully ignoring countless scriptures and quotes from our Christ. Peter wrote to rest our hope FULLY on his coming. I am deeply grieved by the apostasy engulfing the world.
 

oyster67

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What is your personal take on Salvation?
Even better, what is Jesus' personal take on Salvation...

Jesus said...
John 14:6
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Christianity is the only way because of it's stress on the fact that Jesus is God, Jesus is Savior, and we must allow Jesus to be our Lord. Only Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross, rose on the third day, and will judge all who reject His offer of Salvation at the last day.

We were all born into sin since man first sinned in the Garden of Eden and no man can cleanse himself and earn his way to Heaven.

Jesus paid the full price, but He requires you to make the choice to open you hearts door and let Him in.

Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

If anyone has not done this, then please do so right now.
 

TabinRivCA

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Thanks for your story, I lived most of my life in southern California. Where are you exactly? Please tell me more about your ministry and how you decide who to help. This story is one example, but I imagine there are many.
I've been doing this for about 2 yrs. When I go out, I just notice them and usually stop. Some are far gone so I'll call 911 to get help for them. I'm in beautiful Riverside, btw.
 

Eli1

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Even better, what is Jesus' personal take on Salvation...

Jesus said...
John 14:6
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Christianity is the only way because of it's stress on the fact that Jesus is God, Jesus is Savior, and we must allow Jesus to be our Lord. Only Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross, rose on the third day, and will judge all who reject His offer of Salvation at the last day.

We were all born into sin since man first sinned in the Garden of Eden and no man can cleanse himself and earn his way to Heaven.

Jesus paid the full price, but He requires you to make the choice to open you hearts door and let Him in.

Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

If anyone has not done this, then please do so right now.
Interesting take Oyster.
So if i do this, i will automatically go to Heaven via the express shuttle?
 

oyster67

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Interesting take Oyster.
So if i do this, i will automatically go to Heaven via the express shuttle?
Salvation is the beginning of a wonderful journey, but we must remain faithful to Jesus. It is a personal relationship with our Lord, and that is how relationships work. Warnings against apostacy abound, but He provides strength for the day.
 

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Salvation is the beginning of a wonderful journey, but we must remain faithful to Jesus. It is a personal relationship with our Lord, and that is how relationships work. Warnings against apostacy abound, but He provides strength for the day.
So you're saying that we can lose Salvation with that statement there or ... something else?
Did you try to be vague on something that you classify as specific or was it something else?
 

oyster67

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So you're saying that we can lose Salvation
No, we cannot "lose" our Salvation, but many have casted it off and away. There is nothing vague or complicated about this distinction. Jesus will not force anyone to follow who does not desire to follow. That is the way of love.

It's like the guy who goes fishing, loses his temper, and throws his keys into the lake. He then then tries to tell his wife he lost his keys. Fact is, he knows exactly where they are and how they got there.

No one will be able to blame Jesus for leaving or forsaking them.
 

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No, we cannot "lose" our Salvation, but many have casted it off and away. There is nothing vague or complicated about this distinction. Jesus will not force anyone to follow who does not desire to follow. That is the way of love.

It's like the guy who goes fishing, loses his temper, and throws his keys into the lake. He then then tries to tell his wife he lost his keys. Fact is, he knows exactly where they are and how they got there.

No one will be able to blame Jesus for leaving or forsaking them.
I like where this is going Oyster.
So if i do the "instruction" in post 33 i am saved.

Then i can go ahead and murder, cheat and steal right? Maybe do some drugs on the side?
Everything is good because we're VIPs right?
Love your neighbor? More like "Rob your neighbor".

What do you think about that Oyster?
 
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I like where this is going Oyster.
So if i do the "instruction" in post 33 i am saved.

Then i can go ahead and murder, cheat and steal right? Maybe do some drugs on the side?
Everything is good because we're VIPs right?
Love your neighbor? More like "Rob your neighbor".

What do you think about that Oyster?
I am saddened that my thread has turned to this. Where do we find a group who are tired from their spiritual labors and therefore need support and refreshing? Where do we find a group who suffer simply because they are actual pilgrims, not because they are bored with their casual faith? Where do we find people who believe that you don't need great bible knowledge for important service, no need for constant searching and "dividing" the word, only to then argue out of pride? Where do we find people so busy following the many simple commands of Christ that they don't have time to argue over the more complicated passages? Where do we find servants, not spectators? Where do we find people supporting each other with real, personal, spiritual problems, not world events and philosophical wastes of time?