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Defeating The Enemy

Published: November 19, 2018 (Originally published: November 23, 2013)
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For months now I’ve been in a dry place and I just don’t know how to get out of it. I’ve struggled with the lack of desire I have for our Lord and his word. The shame and guilt is there when I wake up and it tucks me in at night. I’ve even stopped going to church every Sunday and communication (prayer) with the Lord isn’t any better. I want to be on fire again and I want to love the Lord’s church and I want to be restored to fellowship with Jesus Christ…I just don’t know how.

I’ve asked the Lord for forgiveness and help. Even so, the feelings of failure are always on my mind. I know the evil one is evil and I know he is having a field day in my thoughts and life. I’ve given him too much credit and most often am nagged by fear of being left behind, fear of missing Jesus on that day he comes for his church, fear that any day now he is going to give me what I deserve and something bad will happen to me. I’m in deep cover now and look more like the old me then the new creation I truly am. Does this happen to other Christians? What advice can you give?


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Afraid Of Dying

Published: November 19, 2018 (Originally published: December 5, 2010)
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I read articles on your website and enjoy them very much. I am a born again Christian. God bless you and all you do. I am a prophecy nut and like to study that a lot. What I see all around me is very scary. I know what’s happening, it just makes me very scared. As Christians, how much of the end times are we going to endure?

Are we going to be martyrs? How bad is it going to get for us? I know I shouldn’t be scared of it because I know and love the lord, but I am really scared of death. Please help me get through this. I can’t turn to my family because they don’t see what I see. They think its way off in the future. I see prophecy happening right before me and I understand it. If you have any help to offer me, I would appreciate it.


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Why Do People Fear Prophecy?

Published: November 19, 2018 (Originally published: September 5, 2007)
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Thank you so much for opening Bible prophecy to those who earnestly seek understanding. Why do so many Christians avoid the Bible’s end time prophecies? From reading the Olivet Discourse, I understand that the Lord WANTS us to know the signs of the times…to be watchful. Is it fear? Or don’t they want it to come true? I get excited when I see prophecy coming true! We who study prophecy realize our redemption draweth nigh. Your thoughts?


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A Big Circle Or A Straight Path?

Published: November 16, 2018 (Originally published: April 14, 2016)
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I grew up thinking that God and his infinite wisdom had a set plan for every single person. That there were a skinny little path, a perfect will that no body could possibly get. Now I knew I wouldn’t get it to be perfect, but I figured that I needed to get as close to the “Right Path” as possible. It really brings a lot of fear in me when I start thinking that I’m on the wrong path for Gods will.

A friend said that our walk isn’t really a straight path, but more of a giant circle. We’re traveling in that circle in any direction and no matter what, we are still in Gods will. No matter what path we chose, even if it’s a horrible one, God will still have us end in the end where he intended us to be. Is this true?

I know Gods will cannot be thwarted, but we can refuse to do what he asks right? If so, then he isn’t all powerful right? I’m slightly confused.

 


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Is God Punishing Me?

Published: November 16, 2018 (Originally published: December 9, 2015)
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I am in my mid 20’s and am struggling with sexual immorality. I truly believe in my heart that I want to live a life of obedience to the Lord which is pleasing to him. At the same time, I am single and I feel my struggles are directly due to me being alone. I have always believed there was somebody out there that I was meant to be with, but I fear that because of my struggles, the Lord may withhold her from me or withhold any other blessings from me as well.


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What If I’m Not Worthy?

Published: November 16, 2018 (Originally published: January 20, 2016)
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I am one of those who aren’t excited about the rapture because of a secret fear I won’t qualify to go, even though I’ve been a born again believer for many years. I know I don’t deserve to escape the punishment due me and I worry that at the rapture the Lord will agree with my assessment and leave me here. What can those of us with these fears do to overcome them?