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Bless you Ginnyrose! What number did you call? I can only use the one that starts with an 8 and not that one that I had with the 7. I didn't have any calls the other night on the 8 phone. I'm sorry, it's been confusing for me as well, having to make decisions on what to keep and what to let go. Considering that I went offline last August from dial-up, only to find that I was online by some unsecured wireless connection, when I never had wireless or a lap top to understand why I was online. Too much technology for this old brain :)
Thank you for doing this for us, Sister. It really means a lot and we all appreciate your prayers as well, and of course, your posts!
Thank you again and The LORD Bless you and yours greatly, Amen.
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Dear 4gvn, oh no, you haven't caused me grief at all and surely haven't made me 'mad' - just the opposite. The LORD is so Good and lays things on our heart - we don't "take them on". He just allowed me to feel His great love for you and wanted me to pray. That's the least that we can do for one another. We're all connected in Him and it's a great-great honor to be part of His Family.
Tonight, I got a call from a very dear Sister that I hadn't talked with in a while - so was on the phone until about a half hour ago.
We'll connect, Dear 4gvn, because He made this possible. Sister Ginnyrose was even ahead of my asking about calling, as you can see from her post. We have a very Dear and Sweet Shepherd. I remind myself as well that He'll leave the 99 to come after the 1. How many times have any of us felt like that 1 that needs rescuing. Amen - He proves Himself to be Real and as Caring as He is when these things happen to us. We know what it is to be "rescued" - Bless The LORD!
Talk to you soon. Stay in His Peace and bask in His Nature, which is love.
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Hmmm, now I am confused and maybe you more so.
I called a couple times, I think, and this morning as well. I used the correct number - the one that begins with an 8. Maybe you were on the phone with someone else? Do you have call-waiting? If you do, a person can ring in and it will go to the answering service.
I will keep trying.
And the other lady - 4gvn - I have been unable to reach her as well. But did email her...
Ann, glad to help if I can. Sandra
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Hi Ginnyrose. I think Early Birds are Always confused by Night Owls.
You get up when night owls have only been asleep a few hours, at the most and in the deepest stage where they can't even hear the phone ring :)
Bless you, Sister - with thanks again!
Sis 4gvn - I found the commentary that I mentioned in the earlier post by Hudson Taylor - here -
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I don't like a single one of my siblings or relatives but i still love them and worry about their souls. I never doubt for a minute that i love them even though i don't like them.
Being in the same room with them could drive me bananas. And i have always said about one of my siblings that HE could make (an evangelist) swear. He is really that bad.
If you have to ask the question about a particular person to yourself it may be that you really don't love them? Maybe? I don't know. Only you do.
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@ ginnyrose & Jesus-is-God
I am here, thank you for the link , i will check it out as soon as i post this.
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God bless you, my dear...I know you and Ann have talked...
I also know Ann has a heart of compassion for hurting people. The devil has sifted her like wheat but she has come through it refined. She knows and is wise.
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You are very kind. I will be sending u an e-mail within the next couple of days.
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Ginnyrose, the very same and probably much more can be said of you.
Thank you, Sister!
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I felt to post the Introduction to the Book by Hudson Taylor linked above. It's Beautiful.
The great purpose towards which all the dispensational dealings of God are tending, is revealed to us in the fifteenth chapter of the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians: "That God may be all in all." With this agrees the teaching of our Lord in John xvii. 3: "And this is (the object of) life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and JESUS CHRIST, whom Thou hast sent." This being so, shall we not act wisely by keeping this object ever in view in our daily life and study of God's holy Word?
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable, and hence no part is, or can be, neglected without loss. Few portions of the Word will help the devout student more in the pursuit of this all-important "knowledge of God" than the too-much neglected "Song of Solomon." Like other portions of the Word of God, this book has its difficulties. But so have all the works of God. Is not the fact that they surpass our unaided powers of comprehension and research a "sign-manual" of divinity? Can feeble man expect to grasp divine power, or to understand and interpret the works or the providences of the All-wise? And if not, is it surprising that His Word also needs superhuman wisdom for its interpretation? Thanks be to God, the illumination of the HOLY GHOST is promised to all who seek for it: what more can we desire?
Read without the key, this book is specially unintelligible, but that key is easily found in the express teachings of the New Testament. The Incarnate Word is the true key to the written Word; but even before the incarnation, the devout student of the Old Testament would find much help to the understanding of the sacred mysteries of this book in the prophetic writings; for there Israel was taught that her MAKER was her HUSBAND. John the Baptist, the last of the prophets, recognized the Bridegroom in the person of CHRIST, and said, "He that hath the bride is the Bridegroom: but the friend of the Bridegroom, which standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth greatly because of the Bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled." Paul, in the fifth chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians, goes still further, and teaches that the union of CHRIST with His Church, and her subjection to Him, underlies the very relationship of marriage, and affords the pattern for every godly union.
In Solomon, the bridegroom king, as well as author of this poem, we have a type of our LORD, the true Prince of peace, in His coming reign. Then will be found not merely His bride, the Church, but also a willing people, His subjects, over whom He shall reign gloriously. Then distant potentates will bring their wealth, and will behold the glory of the enthroned KING, proving Him with hard questions, as once came the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon; and blessed will they be to whom this privilege is accorded. A brief glance will suffice them for a lifetime; but what shall be the royal dignity and blessedness of the risen and exalted bride! For ever with her LORD, for ever like her LORD, for ever conscious that His desire is toward her, she will share alike His heart and His throne. Can a study of the book which helps us to understand these mysteries of grace and love be other than most profitable?
It is interesting to notice the contrast between this book and that preceding it. The Book of Ecclesiastes teaches emphatically that "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity": and thus the necessary introduction to the Song of Solomon, which shows how true blessing and satisfaction are to be possessed. In like manner our SAVIOUR'S teaching in the fourth of John points out in a word the powerlessness of earthly things to give lasting satisfaction, in striking contrast with the flow of blessing that results from the presence of the HOLY GHOST (whose work it is, not to reveal Himself but CHRIST as the Bridegroom of the soul); "Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst: but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up"--overflowing, on and on--"unto everlasting life."
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