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Intimacy With God

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by ΩRôghênΩ, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. ΩRôghênΩ

    ΩRôghênΩ Disciple of Light

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    Peace be with you, fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

    A beautiful thing which is unsurpassed in our universe is love. love, in the Christian doctrine, is the greatest of the great, because it is the greatest attribute of the Dvinity.

    The God of Israel (Adonai), the God of Light, The spirit of this universe, is an intimate being which only wishes to be returned love after creating this world as something to express love to. it wishes to be intimate with its creations.

    But the strange thing is that God will not force us to love him. and this is perfectly understandable. Because love is only artificial if it does not have choice. in Choosing to love something, you are providing true love. So in this fact, The father wishes to test us with a life which will allow us to either choose to deny him or take up the cross, and show him love.

    The reward of this love is heaven, and eternal unity with him. Something beyond any earthly pleasures. Something divine.
     
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  2. EnhancedSpirit

    EnhancedSpirit High Priestess

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    1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
     
  3. EnhancedSpirit

    EnhancedSpirit High Priestess

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    Father's Love Letter

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13 [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Love, Your Dad, the Almighty Father
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  4. Super Universe

    Super Universe Defender of God

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    Wow!

    Thank you for that.

    Did you put that together Enhanced Spirit?
     
  5. Super Universe

    Super Universe Defender of God

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    It's not a test.
     
  6. joeboonda

    joeboonda Well-Known Member

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    That was nice, Enhanced Spirit, very good.

    The first post, um, Heaven is not so much a reward, as it is a free gift. But there are rewards, too, but salvation is free.
     
  7. ΩRôghênΩ

    ΩRôghênΩ Disciple of Light

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    well i dont want to be greedy, but i was expecting some sort of compliment at the least. i put my heart in that there. or maybea "that was a good post LR"
     
  8. ΩRôghênΩ

    ΩRôghênΩ Disciple of Light

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    i mean i dont mind constructive critcism, but i think it was a good post.
     
  9. Super Universe

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    You call yourself Lord and desire praise from us.

    You want something in return for your hard work?

    I thought it was a gift.
     
  10. Super Universe

    Super Universe Defender of God

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    And can you name the seven spirits of God?
     
  11. ΩRôghênΩ

    ΩRôghênΩ Disciple of Light

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    well infact im trying to change that username. it costs awfully alot of points.
     
  12. Mike182

    Mike182 Flaming Queer

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    to be fair, i thought it was a brilliant letter, and this is not an opportunity for a "how much do you know about God" quiz!
     
  13. Sunstone

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    Does love (agape) seek a reward, Lord Roghen?

    Did God create us to love Her? If so, is that God's reward for creating us?

    Would it be love (agape) of God if we loved (philos) Her for the sake of Heaven?

    I agree with you, Lord Roghen, that love can be a beautiful thing which is unsurpassed in our universe. I see that as essential to the message of Christianity.
     
  14. ΩRôghênΩ

    ΩRôghênΩ Disciple of Light

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    Amen...
     
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