**And when the Father draws you to Him, you cannot resist that drawing. When He gives life to you, you cannot resist that life. Eph. 1-10 will explain it to you.
---MarkV. on 5/2/09**
2Thessalonians 2:10," And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because THEY received not the love of the truth, that THEY might be saved."
Well Mark, THIS verse disproves your theology. Obviously there ARE those who refused to receive the Love of the Truth that they might be saved ..the Gospel...for God SO LOVED the world.
But again, you are blind to the TRUTH!!! God's word is TRUTH......and you are calling Him a LIAR!!!
---kathr4453 on 5/4/09|
"On fire for God" is Christian-ese for being passionate or zealous about the things of God.
It's not in the Bible per se. And my opinion is that the expression is so over-used as to have become almost meaningless. What the phrase means depends on the person using it.
Someone who knows little or nothing about God won't gain much understanding from such a phrase. They learn more from language that everybody understands.
---Donna66 on 5/3/09|
Kathr, your confusion I understand. If I give you an answer, you will recieve it to critisize it and it will accomplish nothing good for you. And it will not stop your hunt.
But I will answer to explain myself to others.
Anyone who is spiritually dead, which consist of all after Adam who are in the flesh, of their own free will speak are understand Spiritual things for they are foolishness to them. While spiritually dead they cannot speak for dead people cannot speak or think or for that matter have faith. They are without spiritual life. The Spirit convicts the person of sin. And when the Father draws you to Him, you cannot resist that drawing. When He gives life to you, you cannot resist that life. Eph. 1-10 will explain it to you.
---MarkV. on 5/2/09|
***Some might not come to Christ right away because many times they will hear the gospel and remember what you taught them. When we look for people on our own without God, nothing really works. God has to direct us. MarkV***
So then Faith comes by Hearing...FIRST. Exactly. Now if some DON'T come to Christ right away, then this Irresistable Grace of being Born Again First making it impossible to REFUSE Salvation really does not exist. Why on earth would God who forces salvation on you have to WAIT? Wait for GOD, or is God waiting for YOU...you to make that choice to receive His free Gift.
MarkV, you seem to contradict yourself from blog to blog....may I ask WHY?
---kathr4453 on 4/30/09|
Steven G, you said,
".. but God directs my path. He brings people into my life weekly in which I share the gospel of the Kingdom of God and how to get there"
My walk has been the same as yours Steven in that regard. What I believe happens is that God began's to work in other people lives, and prepares them, then He puts those people before us in order for us to continue the work of the Holy Spirit by bringing the Truth to them. When we leave them, we know that God will take care of the rest. Some might not come to Christ right away because many times they will hear the gospel and remember what you taught them. When we look for people on our own without God, nothing really works. God has to direct us.
---MarkV. on 4/30/09|
I love it when Steveng and DDM give themselves, or himself, a pat on the back. It so reminds me of the Pharisee who went to the front of the church and told God what a good person he was, and the sinner went to the back and said how he was not worthy. I wonder what God thinks of all their self-praise.
---frances008 on 4/29/09|
You sound like so much fun to be around, Steveng. Glad I grew up in a happy neighbourhood where we were allowed to play anywhere. After the age of 12, I had lots of homework, so that was really the end of my childhood.
---frances008 on 4/28/09|
I am! The more trouble you were in when Jesus saved you, the more you are willing to obey Him and serve Him. Infact, this appreciation of God saving me, is what contributed to a lot of my afflictions in my legs. Satan kept trying to get me to go back and not obey God. I kept going and obeying. This constant conflict caused some afflictions in my legs. I now must use a walking stick, I try to buy pretty ones. Over the years God has given me great victories, but it sure has cost me. I use to run and jump, and in later years too, like a kid. I do alright, now, just some afflictions. God told me, "that Satan tried to put me in a wheelchair, but that He wouldn't let him". Thank you Jesus, that you didn't allow that!
---catherine on 4/22/09|
I would rather have the peace of God inside me than a roaring, crackling fire. My mannerisms and speach are peaceful. I take one day at a time. I do what I want, but God directs my path. He brings people into my life weekly in which I share the gospel of the Kingdom of God and how to get there. I don't hand out tracts, but allow the Holy Spirit to work through me. Some of my posts may "sound" like I'm angry and defensive, but saying the same words face-to-face is a different story. Sometimes I am stern, like when the neighborhood kids want to play instead of doing their homework, but I'm never angry.
Praying you and yours peace of mind, joy of spirit, good health and many great friends to share them with in Jesus' name.
---Steveng on 4/21/09|
how do you describe 'as fire for god'? the pharisees thought they were 'fire for god' but they were arrogant, self-righteous & hypocrites. their teachings put people in bondage, weight on their shoulders & a stumbling block.
... and there are plenty of christians who are like that. they thought they are filled with the holy spirit, fire for god but with their teachings they end up being a problem rather than a solution.
---mike on 4/21/09|
I like Anne's answer. When I say I'm on fire for God I mean that I believe, trust and have faith in Him. He knows what is best for me and I can accept that. I couldn't do without Him in my life, He guides me, directs me and I never fail to thank Him for all He does. I tried living my life without Him and believe me I had a miserable time.
---Norma on 4/17/09|
Betty~ Yes, Being filled with the Holy Ghost and having great zeal for God are more excellent descriptions. God bless.
---Anne on 4/16/09|
Really, I would rather be filled with the Holy Ghost, & have a zeal for God. To be on fire sounds more like a cursing than a blessing. People should say what they mean.
---Betty on 4/16/09|
JohnnyB.~ No problem, any time and thank you too. God bless.
---Anne on 4/15/09|
Anne, good answer. Thanks.
---JohnnyB on 4/14/09|
'On fire' means 'hot' for God as spoken of in I believe the 2nd or 3rd Chap of Revelation. (As opposed to being cold or lukewarm toward God.) 'On fire' for God means to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Jesus, John the Baptist, Noah, Daniel, Paul, John etc. were all 'on fire' for God.
---Anne on 4/14/09|
Where in the New Testament is the phrase "on fire for God" found? Thanks.
---JohnnyB on 4/13/09|
yeppers I am!!! I got that Holy Ghost and fire locked up in my bones.
"you shall receive POWER when the Holy Ghost comes upon you." I believe this is the reason I have fire in my being.
It stems from a passionate love for Jesus and for people. It also stems from wanting to help others, being filled with the Joy of the Lord.
Funny you mention this - just this weekend, I got a group of people together and tried to uplift them with the Word of God - I sparked their hearts to passionately follow the Word of God and gave them some goody revelations to go on. Now they're MORE hungry than ever for knowing Jesus. Get the fire, it's so cool to have it.
---donna8365 on 4/13/09|
mima, can you tell us where the expression "on fire for God" appears in the Bible?
---katavasia on 4/11/09|
MIMA: Thanks for your question. I was in a dry season with God simply going through the motions for many years. A recent family medical scare snapped me out of my trance and rekindled my flame. I am reading more, praying more, eating better, and exercising. I have a desire to join a ministry in my free time and help people once again. The dry season was my fault because I lost my passion however I never lost my faith. I am sorry that it took a near crisis for me to emerge from my spiritual coma.
---TIMOTHY on 4/9/09|
Yes,I do decribe myself on Fire for God.....I can't survive any other way
When I leave my life and will to Him it all turns out for the best for me.
Maybe not how I want things to turn out but I know in my heart it's for the best.
There's a Reason for every Season
---Gabby on 4/9/09|