Thread: Answered Prayer
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:26 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by countmeworthy View Post
The Holy Spirit is the one Who convicts our consciences. God shines His Light in our darkness. I cannot speak for everyone when I made my comment/observation. It was a personal comment I made from my personal experience. I have asked the Lord to forgive me for how I treated certain people in the past. Some who were across the country that I thought I'd never see ever again. When I asked the Lord to forgive me, I had a tearful repentant heart. Psalm 51:17 tells us a broken and a contrite heart God will not despise.

Some years later, the LORD supernaturally connected us. I was given the opportunity to ask this person's forgiveness for how I shunned them. Long story short while our lives have taken different directions nevertheless God has healed our wounds.

It is not cut and dry for others.

I ought to clarify, these offenses that have the Lord has forgiven me of were not directed to anyone in the LSM/LC. This was a personal matter totally outside the LRC.
The LRC conflicts is a total different elephant for sure.
Great point. Do you remember the story about the good Samaritan? Do you remember the question that the Lawyer asked which prompted the story? Luke 10:25 "Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?". This is what I said concerning Ruth. As long is our focus on what we need to do for ourselves we can never rise to the level of the ministry of reconciliation.

So the Lord asked him what is written in the Law, he said "thou shalt love the Lord thy God...and thy neighbor as thyself". The Lord replied "this do and thou shalt live". "But he, willing to justify himself" -- he was convicted by the ministry of condemnation so it led to the ministry of reconciliation.

You know this story. But how does it end?

"Which now of these three thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, "go and do thou likewise". (Luke 10:36-37).

We are all those that have fallen among thieves. Maybe some were walking alone, maybe some were skipping, maybe your testimony is that two of you were walking together when you were jumped. Hopefully we have all had our wounds healed. Some will come to this site seeking healing and hopefully our testimonies will help.

But it doesn't stop there. The story is not over just because your wounds have healed and you have left the hospital. Then you need to "go and do likewise".

If your wounds have not healed you are in no condition to go and do likewise. Maybe you are afraid of old wounds, but can't you focus instead on helping those that are being jumped right now? Let us believe that God is sovereign.

"For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation." (2Cor 1:5-7)

I know this is a "testimony" thread. Will you let me slide if I just say that this is my experience? Thanks
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