Doing good deeds will NOT get you into heaven, nor will being a good person or obeying the old law. It will not make you righteous neither. No matter how hard you try, not matter how many prayers you pray, or good deed you do, you can’t do by your own earthly strength.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)
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. John 3:16 (KJV)
(For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Romans 2:13 (KJV)
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Romans 8:3 KJV
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Jesus DID NOT die for nothing. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Galatians 3:13). But he rose again (Matthew 28:6) so when we rise it is no longer us but Christ in us (Galatians 2:20)
How many of you have made a vow(s) to God? How many of you are single? Let me know your questions so either I can make a video on tumblr or just make a video chat so we can all talk!
theimaginaryballerina asked: How do I forgive myself for hurting someone? How do I feel happy for them now that they've moved on?
It sounds like you have guilt. Address it. If you are able too, I recommend talking to that person you have hurt perhaps you might or might not know how you affected that person, and so you by addressing it release what’s hindering you from moving on. What I mean by that is that person might harbor things like anger, bitterness, etc just way the way you hurt that person, ex: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31-32). I say this because some people get hurt, angry, bitter, and some even harbor unforgiveness and I don’t want you or that other person to have any strongholds and or unforgiveness because I want you both to be forgiven (Matthew 6:14). If you are unable to talk with that person, pray to that God touch that person and to help you to forgive yourself and give you joy. It kinda sound like you were in a relationship and you hurt that person and he moved on. That’s another thing, you need to move on. Don’t let the past torment you. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19) It may be hard at first but God heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds(Psalm 147:3) so let him heals yours. Forgive yourself, let it go. I hope I answered what you needed to hear, I prayed asking God to help me guide you.
Love you Jacqueline
Anonymous asked: I'm a different anon and I'm struggling with my faith and it literally makes me cry and my heart hurt. I want to be able to fully believe in God and invest my whole heart and troubles in Him, but I have a hard time having perfect faith. I see families and churches that do and it discourages me because I feel like I'll never be able to feel that. Plus my boyfriend is an intern at a church and I want nothing more than to lose myself in Christ and be a godly woman. Please pray for me. Please.
First off, you’re not the only one who struggles in her faith. “ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 5:8-11)
Another things is, you don’t have to have “perfect” faith. You just need faith the size of a mustard seed.
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
- 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. (Luke 17:5-6) And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Luke 17:20). Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9). Don’t be discouraged by others in their walk with God. I understand where you’re coming from because when I saw others so close to God and with joy it made me sad because I wanted a closer relationship with God and to have that love and peace and joy and to have God use me and bestow his spiritual gifts upon me. But instead of envying others which is wrong, I just needed to pour our my heart to God and I cried out to him and he heard me and answered me. If you want to lose yourself in Christ then seek God more. “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17) If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15) Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.(Matthew 22:36-40). Don’t just invest your heart and troubles, invest all of you.Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7) Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30). You want to be a godly woman? It’s all starts with following Christ through prayer (Philippians 4:6-7), reading the word, praise worship, obedience (John 14:15) and being a doer of the word (James 1:22), putting it into practice and doing his will (Matthew 12:48-50, Matthew 7:21, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)and dedicating your life to him and carrying your cross daily (Luke 9:23-24). I prayed for, don’t give up, keep going. Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13 NKJV) Sorry it took awhile to respond. Message me if you have any questions or need help but remember that God is always with you (Hebrews 13:5) so go to Him first :) Love Jacqueline
Anonymous asked: I wanted to as you what do you do about doubt and do you ever have them ,I have been reading Sartre and Nietzsche and I got into doubting God seriously but I really want to believe in God ,I have a lot of atheist teachers at my school so that makes situation even worse :( and one of them regularly qoutes Nietzsche "God is dead" and I leave in a society where God is irrelevant even tho my parents are believers they don't have the true faith,I am affarid of becoming an atheist which scares me .
I wrote to you but it got deleted and I’m hurt by it. So here we go again.
God is never irrelevant. If you are afraid of being an atheist then stand up for God! Those who deny Christ came in the flesh have the spirit of Antichrist (2 John 1:7) ”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. ” (John 3:18) . Those who deny Christ in front of men, Christ will also deny before his Father which is heaven (Matthew 10:33). But Matthew 10:32 says “ Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” SO CONFESS YOUR BELIEF IN CHRIST! The reason those people deny Christ is because” In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Corinthians 4:4). God exists ”For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,” (Romans 1:20 NKJV).
”All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3), it is through Christ we are saved and have eternal life (John 3:16) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:7). Jesus and the Father are one. (Matthew 10:30) ”That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11). God is not dead, he rose from the dead and he is risen (Matthew 28:6) “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:1-11)
If you really want to believe in God then believe Christ who is God born of the flesh and confess he is Lord and repent of your sins, Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. (1 John 4:15) , But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12)What do I do when I doubt? I go to God. I mostly doubt my salvation because of fear because I still need to be perfected in God’s love by dwelling in it (1 John 4:17-18), because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 1:18). If you have question and reaosns why you doubt cast those thoughts down; “ Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:8). Please go to Christ, Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6). And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:31).
If you have an questions, or want to talk just message me I want you to believe in Christ and be saved! I’ll pray for you and your parents. :) Love Jacqueline.
what a perfect little place.
I’m getting married here.
Psalm 121:1 KJV
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
For me. I just starting get anxiety, depressed and felt condemned and I know it’s the enemy attacking me but in that moment fear sets in. I need to be perfected by God’s love because perfect love casts out fear. I just feel alone sometimes but I know I am not alone and that God is with me but when I “feel” alone it freaks me out. I need sleep but I feel blah and I know I can’t miss work or I’ll get fired since I’m in training at the moment. I just need God’s presence, love, forgiveness, peace, joy and grace.
Reunited with God…
There are times you feel completely disconnected from God. He’s not gone, he’s waiting for you to call on him again.
I was going through a rocky week last week. I felt really far away from God. My soul was at unrest. I felt like I had lost control over my life.
Isaiah 2:5 KJV
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Romans 8:26-27 KJV
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
Pray without ceasing.
world-of-speculation asked: Hey! I'm going through an extremely stressful time because of things such a being heartbroken, having to get surgery on my foot next Tuesday since i both tore a ligament in my foot and fractured it, I can no longer run cross country which I was extremely dedicated too, a rumor ruining friendships, and I'm trying to keep my grades up and I'm nervous about getting into college since my GPA is very low, but my test scores are high. So please pray for all these! I feel very depressed right now
Abba Father, your word says in Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I want to say, Lord, my sister in Christ needs your help for the trials she is facing. Let her to know that regardless of the depression she “feels” that she must rejoice evermore (1 Thessalonians 5:16), to pray and give thanks because that is your will in Christ Jesus, God (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18). I want my sister to know to count it all joy when she falls into various trials,3 knowing that the testing of her faith produces patience.4 But let patience have its perfect work, that she may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.(James 1:2-4).
Lord help her to not worry about college for to…Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself…(Matthew 6:34) I rebuke the spirit of depression from my sister in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Increase her faith, 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.(Romans 8:28). Help her to trust in you with all her heart and to lean not unto her own understanding. In all her ways to acknowledge you, and you shall direct her paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I want her to also cast her cares upon you because you care for her (1 Peter 5:7) and to cast her burdens upon you and you will sustain her (Psalm 55:22). You heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds (Psalm 147:3) and for her to delight in you and you shall give her the desires of her heart (Psalm 37:4). To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1) and that no matter what she may face, it’s only for a season. I thank you God for everything you’ve done and everything you’re going to do. Praise be to your Holy name!!!! I exalt you Lord, there is none like you!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!! Amen.
Are you struggling with trying to make a dream come to pass? Are you frustrated in a relationship, trying to make someone else change or live right? You may mean well, you may have good goals, but if you are trying to orchestrate things to happen your way, on your timetable, you are only going to frustrate yourself. At some point, you have to turn those circumstances over to God and trust that He has your best interest at heart.
How do you turn things over to God? Start by making the choice and declaring your resolve. Simply say, “Father, I choose to let You be God of this situation. I take my hands off. I trust You.” Then, choose to worship Him. Worship is one of the best ways to set your heart and mind in the right place. You can’t worry and worship at the same time! Worship is a sign that you are trusting God; worry is a sign that you are trying to control things.
Today, take the pressure off yourself and turn things over to God. Give Him control and let Him take your setbacks and turn them into comebacks. Remember, the God who holds the universe holds you in the palm of His hand. Trust Him and let God be God in every area of your life!
Psalm 37:7 KJV
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
He must become greater, by Always Rooney
John 3:30 KJV
He must increase, but I must decrease.
John 17:17 (317/365) ➾ God's fingerprints
John 17:17 KJV
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.