Seven indications show me that I have the Holy Ghost:
1) I believe in the gospel of salvation
2) The knowledge of Jesus grows in me
3) I understand that God loves me in Jesus Christ
4) I assure that I am a Child of God
5) My thinking has changed
6) I feel the sadness of the Holy Ghost If I act in a sinful way
7) I understand and believe God`s word more and more
Sometimes we wish to leave a place we find terrible to live. We want to walk away and never come back. Maybe we want to emigrate to another country. But do we ask in such situations what God`s will is? Their are many situations in the bible where God tells a person so stay or to go back.
Sarai treated her maid Hagar and Hagar ran away. But the LORD told Hagar to go back:
Elia was the only survivor of a battle but the LORD told him to go back to the place.
The events and persons of the Old Testament refer like shadows (images) to their origin (Jesus).
Example: The Slavin Hagar and the childless but free wife Sarai of Abraham stand for the earthly and the heavenly Jerusalem. (1. Mose 16 "Hagar and Ismael")
Every sexual sin is repugnant to God. The Greek word porneia is a sin that includes a wide range of illicit sexual intercourse or sexual activity. The word can refer to prostitution, sexual intercourse outside of marriage, pedophilia, promiscuity, homosexuality, lesbianism, incest, premarital sex and bestiality.
My mother died a few days ago and I prayed to GOD that he would bring her home. My mother was baptized as a child and has been a kind person throughout her life. But she never really found faith. Is it now presumptuous of me to ask for the salvation of her soul?
I have one answer in the story of Job: Job`s friends are disgraced by GOD for speaking against his word. But GOD allows Job to pray for his friends and to ask for grace.
God gives us rules for our own benefit. But these rules do not end in themselves. Jesus explains from a human perspective why his followers breached the Sabbat in a special situation of necessity.
Why Satan has chosen the humans to be seduced? Because the humans have been created as image of god. And that`s the reason why we are maltreated by Satan, because he don`t wont us - the children of god - to be on earth. Our existence here on earth makes him feel his endless condemnation from heaven.
My wife says: Paul didn`t like woman at all, Jesus himself had never spoken of women like that.
Helper? At first glance, that sounds like a second-class cemetery gardener. But associated with the words "helping" or "coach", the role looks different. It is Gods grace that as man I have the opportunity to rely on the wisdom of my wife.