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Am I Beyond God's Reach

How do you know if you are beyond God's reach to the point of no return? What if you turned your back on God before and how do you know if he is still listening. Isn't there scripture that says if you turn your back on him. He will turn his back on you forever.

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There are verses that say's "if you will return unto the Lord, He will return unto you. He that confesses and forsakes his sin shall find Mercy. If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive. The way you feel right now, may be the Lord drawing you back to Him. Because He loves and wants you. He just wants you to admit your sin, repent. He already know what it is. Admitting you did wrong to Him, frees you up. Every man has sinned and has to confess to Him.
---Linda3939 on 3/3/08

Jesus will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. No one is beyond God's reach. The only limit God's reach has is how far you decide to put your reach to Him (if you put arms length, He can only come arms length). God is a gentleman in that respect.
---Leslie on 7/16/07

Read Psalm 139:
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there. If I make my bed in hell, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
**Isn't there scripture that says if you turn your back on him. He will turn his back on you forever.**
No, there isn't. Don't worry
---Jack on 7/16/07

Melissa, If you are WORRIED about being beyond God's aren't.
If you FEAR having passed the point of no haven't.
If you had REALLY turned your back on God, you wouldn't be asking these questions.

All you need to do is ask His forgiveness. Give your life again to Him. Jesus says to you (and me and everybody) "him that comes to me, I will in no way cast out" Jn. 6:37
---Donna2277 on 10/8/06

Isaiah 59:1
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
---kathr4453 on 10/8/06

Itis said he will never leave us nor forsake us, even if we leave and forsake him.
However we can get into a lot of strife if we have blasphemed (spoken evil of)the Spirit
but even then we are only "in danger" of "eternal seperation" so dont waste a second, humble yourself and pray for forgiveness, and may his grace (his divine nature) work in you.
---Toby on 10/6/06

Amen Kathr4453.
Melissa the posters here have given you the Father's truth, I sincerely hope you can receive it. You are never beyond God's reach, He will never leave nor forsake those He has called. His arms are aways open.
---joseph on 10/6/06

Yes there are scriptures that tell of people who have left the Lord and never returned. When a backslider desires to come back to the Lord, that is the first step. The next step is to act on that desire and through prayer confess your broken relationship with him, and confess your wrong or sins and then ask him to forgive you, and to please take you back again, and save you from your sins. "And you all will seek me, and find, when you all will search for me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:13.
---Eloy on 10/5/06

Jesus has declared that He is the Resurrection and the Life. Though one is dead, yet shall he live by Jesus.
In other words, Jesus is the word that shatters the hold of darkness on His sheep. You have asked that question because inside your heart desires to be united with Him.
Jesus is speaking to your heart. Call on Him and He will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you did not know.
---Eric_Dangerfield on 10/3/06

No Melissa. We are here in the age of Grace. That Grace is still available to you no mattter what. Remember the prodical son! He's waiting for your return with open arms.
Just tell Him your Heart, and why you turned away. He will listen. Sometimes difficult situations cause us to mis-understand. If you still have a heart of conviction, then He's never left you.
---kathr4453 on 10/2/06

Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
Psa 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
What seams impossible with men, is possible with God.
---Billy on 9/24/06

John-B - Praise God for His mercy. If you had died while you were backslidden, where do you believe you would have gone? Bless you.
---Helen_5378 on 9/24/06

Melissa, if you are beyond God's reach, then the parable of the prodigal son is a lie.

Remember both the Father and the Prodigal ran towards each other.
---JohnT on 9/23/06

I was first saved back in '82. I was all excited about my new found faith. It wasn't long before I stopped going to church thinking I didn't need God. I eventually fell deep into sin and even spent time in jail. God took me back. He was always there waiting patiently for me to return to him. I'm so thankful for His forgiveness and grace!
---John-B on 9/22/06

"Why did you believe your pastor more than God's word on this matter..." Because at this point I couldn't read my Bible and forced myself going to church so that my relatives wouldn't say that I am no longer a Christian. Thankfully, God used a vision to change my mind about God hearing me and loving me. My thoughts changed through this. No one else could change my wrong thinking, God did.
---elena on 9/14/06

John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
---eliza4969 on 9/14/06

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1 John 3:20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
---eliza4969 on 9/14/06

Melissa, are you Missy who is sleeping with her boy friend?
That you are asking the Q proves you are not reprobate--yet.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Focus on these things above, not the hardened heart.
---JohnT on 9/14/06

Melissa, One, you will never be out of God's reach and Hes always ready to listen and Hes waiting. You are doing the moving away from Him. He never moved and never will. Read Isa43:1,2,3
---jana on 9/14/06

(4.)Many want sin and the world and false doctrines, more then they want God, and God see's right through them. Many churches don't preach sound doctrine and people think it's okay to "try to" mix sin and the world with God , but they are sadly mistaken. I hope this helps. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/13/06

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(3.) If you were a reprobate, you would not even ask that question. The reprobate is highly "arrogant", and harden in their ways/way of thinking. Some people leave God, then "so-called" come back to Him on their own terms, not God's terms, this is another example of a "reprobate".
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/13/06

(2.)If a person Blasphemes the Holy Ghost they are a reprobate, and a reprobate feels they are peachy fine, so they don't "feel condemnation", or concern. The reprobate mind is a very dangerous mind indeed. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/13/06

(1.)If you mean Blaspheming the Holy Ghost, you don't have to worry about that if you are concerned. Being truly concerned is a good sign, a wise person will act fast and repent! It's those who "think they are okay", and continue in their evil rebellious ways, continuously resisting the warning of the Holy Ghost, that are "in trouble"....
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/13/06

God hears the prayers of a repentent heart. "Father God, I am so very sorry for the sins I've committed. I want to repent and I want to come back to you, will you please help me do that?" "Please help me Father to repent and return to you."
He will surely be gracious to you at the SOUND OF YOUR CRY !!!!
---Donna9759 on 9/13/06

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I've been there. God is still listening. Most people don't go beyond the point of no return until they die. As long as you still breathe you have hope. God is faithful and just even when we are not. Send me an email and we shall chat if you like.
---Amy9384 on 9/12/06

, the only people beyond God's reach are those who stubbornly refuse to ever come to him. your question proves that this is not who you are.
---steve on 9/12/06

God is married to the backslider. He is slow to anger and quick to forgive.(Psalms 86:5; Ephesians 2:4)
---Rickey on 9/12/06

If you can ask that question you are not beyond God's reach. As long as you still have a conscience you are not beyond god's reach. It is very difficult to get beyond God's reach. I believe you are ultimately beyond God's reach when you die.
---Theophillus on 9/12/06

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**I felt that God didn't hear my prayers anymore. One day my pastor had a vision that my name was written on Jesus hand.**

Why did you believe your pastor more than God's word on the matter, which CLEARLY says He cares for you?
---Jack on 9/12/06

Even though I didn't do anything that was unlawful in God's eyes years ago, I felt that God didn't hear my prayers anymore. One day my pastor had a vision that my name was written on Jesus hand. After this I knew God cared for me and that I was his child after all. He does love you and cares for you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
---elena on 9/12/06

Melissa, The folks here have given some great words. Perhaps what you are sensing is not God's turning His back on you...but His resistence to something in your life. Ask Him to clarify - if you are humble and sincere He will show you and bring you through this season to joy on the other side.
---daphn8897 on 9/12/06

Melissa, God still loves you. I have felt similarly, but often our feelings contradict truth. Stand on whatever God speaks to you, His word. 2 scriptures that have helped me: While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us...and we love because He first loved us. He loved us so much while we were in our sin that He took our sin on the cross and died in our place. Believe it!!!
---christina on 9/12/06

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This conviction you feel is God trying to extend to you the gift of forgiveness and satan trying to keep it from you. What I had to do was find several holy people from my church to be prayer partners. I can fully testify now, without any doubt, that God has restored me and I know he will do the same for anyone who truly wants to find Him. James 2:13 "...Mercy triumphs over judgement!"
---Casey on 9/12/06

Melissa, about three years ago I went through a very similar experience. I went through intese depression because I kept thinking that I was unforgivable. A scripture that helped me was Psalm 103. In the end, I had to understand that all humanity from the time of Adam "has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." There is no way I could earn what Jesus did, but Jesus died becasue I could never earn my way to heaven and God desperately wants us to be reconciled to him.
---Casey on 9/12/06

Think of your faith as a wall, and every time you sin you take away another brick or two. When that wall has fallen anything can get in, and soon we can no longer feel God's presence or see his working in our life.
The way back is one day, one moment at a time, and it can feel very lonely in the outset. satan will tell you all the ways in which it's useless, but you have to insist and resist these attacks. Soon you'll go higher than ever before in faith building that wall.
---Pharisee on 9/12/06

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