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I Confess the evil that I do and I'm willing to show my weakness's and my flaws

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Justasurvivor, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Justasurvivor

    Justasurvivor Member

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    I'm a man of deception, gluttony, malicefulness, sexual immorality and deviancy, hatefulness, doubtfulness, slothfulness, partiality, hypocritical words and thoughts, and selfishness
     
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    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    So you are human I see! We all fall short of God's glory friend, Have you accepted Christ as your sin atonement?
     
  3. Petros2015

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    Quite a resume, I had one like that. You're hired. Your job is to be somebody else.
     
  4. Justasurvivor

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    I've accepted him along time ago but I know that through weakness his grace may show, I don't want to be a fake I don't want to be a wolve that turns his sons and daughters away from him this is the only way... but what scares me is that I was accepted just like that I don't know it just bothers me this is the third time I changed this message I feel unsure. forgive me for saying this but do you know what comes after you get saved
     
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  5. Artra

    Artra The unforgivable sin is not repenting

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    Never stop following Christ and seeking repentance :)

    Luke 18:9-14
     
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  6. Southernscotty

    Southernscotty Well-Known Member Supporter Angels Team

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    Friend if you wanna know what comes next, Read the Word of God. That is His voice to us.

    The more that you read the Word, The stronger that you will become because you are feeding the Spirit that resides inside you :]
     
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  7. New Birth

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    We are not accepted in our sins. We are loved and the Spirit may draw us to God but we must turn to God through repentance then its when we have a broken and contrite heart and have made the choice to follow God that we are on the right path to salvation. We must be born again of the water and the Spirit to be accepted. "See Acts 2:38".
     
  8. Justasurvivor

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    good I think I came to the right place
     
  9. “Paisios”

    “Paisios” Unworthy servant of God Supporter

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    I don’t remember making another account and posting this...but it sure sounds like me.

    Welcome to CF.
     
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    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. - 1 John 1:7-10

    You have confessed your sin... Remember the Lord's prayer....

    7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
    8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
    9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
    10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.
    12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
    14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
    15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. - Matthew 6

    Asking forgiveness is a regular thing for we human beings! If you have forgiven others God will forgive you! We are praying for you. The story below is how another honest young man received Christ....

    The Life of George Clark Rankin


    In the course of an hour I was at my uncle's. He was surprised to see me, but gave me a cordial welcome. The first thing he did was to disarm me, and that ended my pistol-toting. I have never had one about my person or home to this good day. And I never will understand just why I had that one. A good dinner refreshed me and I soon unfolded my plans and they were satisfactory to my kind-hearted kinsman. He was in the midst of cotton-picking and that afternoon I went to the field and, with a long sack about my waist, had my first experience in the cottonfield. We then would get ready for the revival occurring that night…

    After the team had been fed and we had been to supper we put the mules to the wagon, filled it with chairs and we were off to the meeting. When we reached the locality it was about dark and the people were assembling. Their horses and wagons filled up the cleared spaces and the singing was already in progress. My uncle and his family went well up toward the front, but I dropped into a seat well to the rear. It was an old-fashioned Church, ancient in appearance, oblong in shape and unpretentious. It was situated in a grove about one hundred yards from the road. It was lighted with old tallow-dip candles furnished by the neighbors. It was not a prepossessing-looking place, but it was soon crowded and evidently there was a great deal of interest. A cadaverous-looking man stood up in front with a tuning fork and raised and led the songs. There were a few prayers and the minister came in with his saddlebags and entered the pulpit. He was the Rev. W. H. Heath, the circuit rider. His prayer impressed me with his earnestness and there were many amens to it in the audience. I do not remember his text, but it was a typical revival sermon, full of unction and power.

    At its close he invited penitents to the altar and a great many young people flocked to it and bowed for prayer. Many of them became very much affected and they cried out distressingly for mercy. It had a strange effect on me. It made me nervous and I wanted to retire. Directly my uncle came back to me, put his arm around my shoulder and asked me if I did not want to be religious. I told him that I had always had that desire, that mother had brought me up that way, and really I did not know anything else. Then he wanted to know if I had ever professed religion. I hardly understood what he meant and did not answer him. He changed his question and asked me if I had ever been to the altar for prayer, and I answered him in the negative. Then he earnestly besought me to let him take me up to the altar and join the others in being prayed for. It really embarrassed me and I hardly knew what to say to him. He spoke to me of my mother and said that when she was a little girl she went to the altar and that Christ accepted her and she had been a good Christian all these years. That touched me in a tender spot, for mother always did do what was right; and then I was far away from her and wanted to see her. Oh, if she were there to tell me what to do!

    By and by I yielded to his entreaty and he led forward to the altar. The minister took me by the hand and spoke tenderly to me as I knelt at the altar. I had gone more out of sympathy than conviction, and I did not know what to do after I bowed there. The others were praying aloud and now and then one would rise shoutingly happy and make the old building ring with his glad praise. It was a novel experience to me. I did not know what to pray for, neither did I know what to expect if I did pray. I spent the most of the hour wondering why I was there and what it all meant. No one explained anything to me. Once in awhile some good old brother or sister would pass my way, strike me on the back and tell me to look up and believe and the blessing would come. But that was not encouraging to me. In fact, it sounded like nonsense and the noise was distracting me. Even in my crude way of thinking I had an idea that religion was a sensible thing and that people ought to become religious intelligently and without all that hurrah. I presume that my ideas were the result of the Presbyterian training given to me by old grandfather. By and by my knees grew tired and the skin was nearly rubbed off my elbows. I thought the service never would close, and when it did conclude with the benediction I heaved a sigh of relief. That was my first experience at the mourner's bench.

    As we drove home I did not have much to say, but I listened attentively to the conversation between my uncle and his wife. They were greatly impressed with the meeting, and they spoke first of this one and that one who had "come through" and what a change it would make in the community, as many of them were bad boys. As we were putting up the team my uncle spoke very encouragingly to me; he was delighted with the step I had taken and he pleaded with me not to turn back, but to press on until I found the pearl of great price. He knew my mother would be very happy over the start I had made. Before going to sleep I fell into a train of thought, though I was tired and exhausted. I wondered why I had gone to that altar and what I had gained by it. I felt no special conviction and had received no special impression, but then if my mother had started that way there must be something in it, for she always did what was right. I silently lifted my heart to God in prayer for conviction and guidance. I knew how to pray, for I had come up through prayer, but not the mourner's bench sort. So I determined to continue to attend the meeting and keep on going to the altar until I got religion.

    Early the next morning I was up and in a serious frame of mind. I went with the other hands to the cottonfield and at noon I slipped off in the barn and prayed. But the more I thought of the way those young people were moved in the meeting and with what glad hearts they had shouted their praises to God the more it puzzled and confused me. I could not feel the conviction that they had and my heart did not feel melted and tender. I was callous and unmoved in feeling and my distress on account of sin was nothing like theirs. I did not understand my own state of mind and heart. It troubled me, for by this time I really wanted to have an experience like theirs.

    When evening came I was ready for Church service and was glad to go. It required no urging. Another large crowd was present and the preacher was as earnest as ever. I did not give much heed to the sermon. In fact, I do not recall a word of it. I was anxious for him to conclude and give me a chance to go to the altar. I had gotten it into my head that there was some real virtue in the mourner's bench; and when the time came I was one of the first to prostrate myself before the altar in prayer. Many others did likewise. Two or three good people at intervals knelt by me and spoke encouragingly to me, but they did not help me. Their talks were mere exhortations to earnestness and faith, but there was no explanation of faith, neither was there any light thrown upon my mind and heart. I wrought myself up into tears and cries for help, but the whole situation was dark and I hardly knew why I cried, or what was the trouble with me. Now and then others would arise from the altar in an ecstasy of joy, but there was no joy for me. When the service closed I was discouraged and felt that maybe I was too hardhearted and the good Spirit could do nothing for me.

    After we went home I tossed on the bed before going to sleep and wondered why God did not do for me what he had done for mother and what he was doing in that meeting for those young people at the altar. I could not understand it. But I resolved to keep on trying, and so dropped off to sleep. The next day I had about the same experience and at night saw no change in my condition. And so for several nights I repeated the same distressing experience. The meeting took on such interest that a day service was adopted along with the night exercises, and we attended that also. And one morning while I bowed at the altar in a very disturbed state of mind Brother Tyson, a good local preacher and the father of Rev. J. F. Tyson, now of the Central Conference, sat down by me and, putting his hand on my shoulder, said to me: "Now I want you to sit up awhile and let's talk this matter over quietly. I am sure that you are in earnest, for you have been coming to this altar night after night for several days. I want to ask you a few simple questions." And the following questions were asked and answered:

    "My son, do you not love God?"

    "I cannot remember when I did not love him."

    "Do you believe on his Son, Jesus Christ?"

    "I have always believed on Christ. My mother taught me that from my earliest recollection."

    "Do you accept him as your Savior?"

    "I certainly do, and have always done so."

    "Can you think of any sin that is between you and the Savior?"

    "No, sir; for I have never committed any bad sins."

    "Do you love everybody?"

    "Well, I love nearly everybody, but I have no ill-will toward any one. An old man did me a wrong not long ago and I acted ugly toward him, but I do not care to injure him."

    "Can you forgive him?"

    "Yes, if he wanted me to."

    "But, down in your heart, can you wish him well?"

    "Yes, sir; I can do that."

    "Well, now let me say to you that if you love God, if you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin and if you love your fellowmen and intend by God's help to lead a religious life, that's all there is to religion. In fact, that is all I know about it."

    Then he repeated several passages of Scriptures to me proving his assertions. I thought a moment and said to him: "But I do not feel like these young people who have been getting religion night after night. I cannot get happy like them. I do not feel like shouting."

    The good man looked at me and smiled and said: "Ah, that's your trouble. You have been trying to feel like them. Now you are not them; you are yourself. You have your own quiet disposition and you are not turned like them. They are excitable and blustery like they are. They give way to their feelings. That's all right, but feeling is not religion. Religion is faith and life. If you have violent feeling with it, all good and well, but if you have faith and not much feeling, why the feeling will take care of itself. To love God and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, turning away from all sin, and living a godly life, is the substance of true religion."

    That was new to me, yet it had been my state of mind from childhood. For I remembered that away back in my early life, when the old preacher held services in my grandmother's house one day and opened the door of the Church, I went forward and gave him my hand. He was to receive me into full membership at the end of six months' probation, but he let it pass out of his mind and failed to attend to it.

    As I sat there that morning listening to the earnest exhortation of the good man my tears ceased, my distress left me, light broke in upon my mind, my heart grew joyous, and before I knew just what I was doing I was going all around shaking hands with everybody, and my confusion and darkness disappeared and a great burden rolled off my spirit. I felt exactly like I did when I was a little boy around my mother's knee when she told of Jesus and God and Heaven. It made my heart thrill then, and the same old experience returned to me in that old country Church that beautiful September morning down in old North Georgia.

    I at once gave my name to the preacher for membership in the Church, and the following Sunday morning, along with many others, he received me into full membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It was one of the most delightful days in my recollection. It was the third Sunday in September, 1866, and those Church vows became a living principle in my heart and life. During these forty-five long years, with their alternations of sunshine and shadow, daylight and darkness, success and failure, rejoicing and weeping, fears within and fightings without, I have never ceased to thank God for that autumnal day in the long ago when my name was registered in the Lamb's Book of Life.
     
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    he needs to be a writer if he was sincere and wrote this he should've continued writing and published and no I'm not lying there could be strong potential here
     
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    I am encouraged by your sincere honesty and that you are reaching out for love. I thank God for you and we are all survivors. I am praying for you and hope you continue keeping your eyes toward heaven for the answers; man will only confuse you. Worse yet, the adversary is sure not happy that you are seeking to have a strong relationship with the Lord as you seek redemption for your shortfalls. Jesus said He would NEVER leave you or forsake you. Therefore, He is with you through your trials and failures offering hope, peace, and love!
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Do you love Jesus Christ? Is it your desire to serve, love & follow Him, the One who died for you? Have you repented (changed your mind) from living a life of sin & from this time forward turning to Christ to transform your life? Do you want to please Him? These are questions I ask myself. And His precious words in the Bible encourage me to answer in the affirmative. May the living Word of God minister to your soul by the enlightenment of the power of the Holy Spirit. May our Lord strengthen you to live by His wonderful grace, turning from your sin & obeying Him, experiencing His wonderful deliverance & the true freedom from the power of sin over our lives.

    I Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you -- except what is common to humans & God is faithful-- Who will not let you be tempted beyond your ability to resist. But He will make, with the temptation, also the way of escape (outlet), so you may be able to bear (endure) it.

    The Lord taught me that with each temptation I may experience, He has also made a way to escape it. So now I am alert to quickly seeing that way of escape God provides each of us.

    Romans 5:7-10 It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God PROVES HIS LOVE for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. THEREFORE, since we have now been justified (made right in God's eyes) by His blood, how much more shall we be SAVED FROM WRATH through Him! For if, when we were ENEMIES OF GOD, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be SAVED THROUGH HIS LIFE!

    I Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed: "The LORD has filled my heart with joy; how happy I am because of what He has done! The LORD has made me strong. Now I have an answer for my enemies; because I rejoice in your saving deliverance.

    Isaiah 12:1-6 Then you will say on that day, “I will give thanks to You, O LORD; for although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away & You comfort me. 2“Behold, God is MY salvation, I will trust & not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is MY strength & song & He has BECOME MY SALVATION.” 3Therefore you will joyously draw water from the well springs of SALVATION.

    John 4:10-14 Jesus answered & said to her, “If you knew the gift of God & who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him & He would have given you LIVING WATER.” 11She said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with & the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? 12“You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well & drank of it himself & his sons & his cattle?” 13Jesus answered & said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP to eternal life.”

    Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When shall I come & appear in God’s presence?

    Psalm 32:1-11 Blessed is he whose transgressionsb are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him, in whose spirit there is NO DECEIT. 3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long. 4For day & night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was drained as in the summer heat. Selah. 5Then I acknowledged my sin to You & did not hide my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD & You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah. Therefore let all the godly pray to You while You may be found. Surely when great waters rise, they will not come near. You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8 I will instruct you & teach you THE WAY you should go; I will give you counsel & watch over you. 9 Do not be like the horse or mule, which have no understanding; they must be controlled with bit and bridle to make them come to you. 10Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but LOVING DEVOTION SURROUNDS him who trusts in the LORD. 11 Be glad in the LORD & rejoice, O righteous; shout for joy, all you upright in heart.
     
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