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Serenity

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2016, 08:33:29 AM »
I agree. 
However much there is danger there is a time for all things. 
Sometimes you have to be brave and step out boldy and with courage, instead of relying on our safety blankets. 
Problems with safety blankets, they put out fires.

TJ

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2016, 06:21:22 PM »

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However much there is danger there is a time for all things.

Yes I believe there is a right time

Also its waiting for the right people at the right times - as not everyone is responsive

You might be able to share with someone who does not believe "in the gifts" but not with someone who "is shut up and closed"

Waiting for God to speak and sharing it - is not simply getting a word but knowing when and what and how .

BTW I had a picture earlier which gives a visual example of what I mean

"I saw a red rose opening and each petal flicked open and the aroma could be smelt  - after a while the petals closed again and it was night"


TJ

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2016, 06:23:47 PM »
Some reading the example above will say in the hearts

"So what" some will say" idiot"  and yet others will respond

One to one sharing has to have a person who is responsive "otherwise it becomes like a circus show"

Roll up roll up - come and see this

Serenity

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2016, 07:07:00 PM »
Yes better to have tried and failed than not tried at all.  At least in trying the flower gets to open up, and then its only for a season...so would be a fool not to try.

Offline Amadeus

Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2016, 07:08:19 PM »
Aye how did their hearts burn within them ?

You might also ask "how were the gifts of the Holy Spirit available before pentecost ?

Sent out two by two .....  bla bla

Read the OT carefully and see that many people had the Holy Spirit working with them at times. Consider David and Elijah and, yes, even King Saul, who also God's anointed. Some today say that the Holy Spirit at time came upon them to accomplish God's work. Whereas now, rather than a very few chosen vessels it can be "whosoever will" receive the "gift" of the Holy Spirit will be able at any time to communicate with God. We, those of us today who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, are certainly God's anointed, are we not?

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2016, 07:16:33 PM »
I have found it is not easy to speak about spiritual matters, I find it difficult to word for a start, plus I also come up against 'closed' hearts, some will not accept the spiritual and I am aware if I talk about such, I come across as a 'nutter' (for want of a better word).

Oh but the joy I have found when I have found those that understand when I talk about spiritual things, I still very wary about doing such though. So it back to whether people are responsive or not.

I not sure how to word this, so bear with me. I've had God kind of bug me to say certain things, that for me personally I would rather not have said, but God was persistent and eventually I said what He told me to. It was interesting to see how such was received. I will admit I kind of dread God asking me to say stuff, because I personally would rather not. I was surprised how such is received though - people do surprise me, some are willing to listen, that warms my heart.

I didn't deliver the message as in 'God says this - you must listen!' I basically was myself and said 'I feel God wants me to say this' (or words to that affect) and explained the situation. The one I am thinking about (at the moment) was a message I got that was 'do not quench My Spirit'. At the time I didn't know if it was for me or the church, so I thought about it and then kind of forgot about it :embarrassed:. Obviously God did not forget about it, as He kept bringing the same message up and then after a while (I not going to go into detail), it became apparent it was a message for the church I attended, so I explained such to the church. They were not instantly dismissive - which surprised me, but I was also surprised by the ones that did not respond.

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Re: Road to Emmaus
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2016, 07:49:41 PM »
I have found it is not easy to speak about spiritual matters, I find it difficult to word for a start, plus I also come up against 'closed' hearts, some will not accept the spiritual and I am aware if I talk about such, I come across as a 'nutter' (for want of a better word).

Jesus was also a 'nutter' in the eyes of many when he walked through ancient Israel 2000 years ago. Consider yourself therefore to be in the best of company when you are considered such. There have always been closed hearts. Did not Jesus come against them as well? God will not force feed His Word to any one but the one who is hungry and thirsty after His righteousness, will he not be filled?

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Oh but the joy I have found when I have found those that understand when I talk about spiritual things, I still very wary about doing such though. So it back to whether people are responsive or not.

When is it right to proceed and when is it right to shake the dust off of your feet and go elsewhere with what you have from God? You're not so ignorant in this as you may think.

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I not sure how to word this, so bear with me. I've had God kind of bug me to say certain things, that for me personally I would rather not have said, but God was persistent and eventually I said what He told me to. It was interesting to see how such was received. I will admit I kind of dread God asking me to say stuff, because I personally would rather not. I was surprised how such is received though - people do surprise me, some are willing to listen, that warms my heart.

Give God the glory when something in your own natural self says, no, but the Spirit of God says, yes, and you go with the "yes"!

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I didn't deliver the message as in 'God says this - you must listen!' I basically was myself and said 'I feel God wants me to say this' (or words to that affect) and explained the situation. The one I am thinking about (at the moment) was a message I got that was 'do not quench My Spirit'. At the time I didn't know if it was for me or the church, so I thought about it and then kind of forgot about it :embarrassed:. Obviously God did not forget about it, as He kept bringing the same message up and then after a while (I not going to go into detail), it became apparent it was a message for the church I attended, so I explained such to the church. They were not instantly dismissive - which surprised me, but I was also surprised by the ones that did not respond.

We are, I believe, as God created us, insofar as ability and personality go. When God fills our mouth with the right words, they will be from Him but will they not sound just like us? 

As to people not hearing His sent messenger, would you be the first who was not heard? Consider the messages sent to God's people through His prophets throughout the scriptures. There is really nothing new under the sun. Even are there no new ways to sin, to reject God.
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