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Faith? Full-ness!


Y’all – Sistren AND Brethren (Ladies first)

We HAVE shared this, but I was m”It is of The LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions faileth not. They are new EVERY morning: great is Thy ‘Faith’-fullness.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV

Faith-Full-ness?
Our Lord IS FAITH!

God KNEW that if He Spoke ALL would be! history is His-story. Understandably different in other languages
Language: Ways to say “history”

https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/translate/albanian-english/histori

Mind you! That is a world of translations ALL pointing to THE SAME thing.
Makes your head pound? Your blood run cold. I speak English and dabble in a few ‘other’ languages. They all say the same thing! Past = His-Story! God’s story!!!

We can break this down:
1. Why did so and so EVER happen? 🤔
Have you EVER thought because it was supposed to?
I will lean out on a ledge and point out something that was pointed out to me…

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 King James Version (KJV)

His will, His way!
https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-gods-will/

You WERE known BEFORE you ‘were’
https://www.openbible.info/topics/god_knew_us_before_we_were_born

We have ‘choice’ https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-free-will/

We will be asked “Why”?
“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”
Romans 14:12

So many now think that there may be no God
https://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html

Testimonies? Why share?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/10-reasons-to-share-your-testimony.html%3famp=1

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/dont-just-share-your-testimony/%3famp

How do you feel when someone tells you to share your testimony? The majority of us panic and become anxious. Heartbeats quicken to twice the pace, faces break out in cold sweat, bodies tremble with fear. Christians have developed a fear of sharing their testimony because they picture themselves centerstage, illuminated by bright stage lights, standing in front of many seats filled with eyes which fixate solely on them. We fear that others will judge us and scrutinize our lives or fall in the other extreme where we believe our story is simply not powerful.

Christians have created this idea of testimony, but what does the word actually mean? According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, the two, simplest definitions of testimony are “proof or evidence that something exists or is true” and “a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.”
In this sense, testimonies can be used in apologetics and prove God exists when others try to disprove His existence. This idea is supported by 1 Peter 3:15, which says ” but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” There are different ways to defend our faith, but testimonies are one of these forms. The word Christians use coincides with the ideas in these definitions, but it is also a bit more elaborate.
The idea of testimony can be seen throughout the Bible. In Mark 5:19, Jesus told Legion to go home and tell others about how God took away his demons and restored his sanity. David proclaimed God’s faithfulness, majesty, and righteousness throughout the Psalms, including in praise psalms like Psalm 146.

Christians often believe testimony only refers to the first moment they became saved. I personally accepted Jesus Christ at the young age of five and used to shy away when people asked me to share my testimony because I did not accept Jesus after battling an addiction or enduring other tough circumstances. However, the word today is used to describe the story of the ways God has worked in our lives and how we’ve grown since we first accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Testimonies also include describe God’s faithfulness and recognize who He is.

I will simply leave this ‘tiny’ nugget: history is what has happened! Aren’t thinks cyclical? Life is, death is, healthcare is (one case identified! Knowledge expanded, but NOTHING new…just KNOWLEDGE about what is!)
“Whatever is has ALREADY been, and what will be HAS been BEFORE; and God will call the past to account.”
Ecclesiastes 3:15

Sometimes, I may wonder why God is not ‘bored’, Re-create Earth and place ALL negatives away. Would be nice, no?

Rev. 21:1;4: “Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea…’He will wipe every tear from their eyes.”

Tears? Why ‘then’? A million × a million ‘tears’? Leaves you wondering! Why cry? Joy at being there?

Ever wanted to see a ‘show’ so bad that you queued for hours/days? THIS is DEFINITELY one queue that you want to be on

I give credit to most who trust ONLY Science. Makes sense! NOW!
A few things in Science point heavily to THE possibility of the unseen!

When we ask ourselves “Why do we believe in God?” our faith provides the first response. God has revealed himself to humanity and has entered into contact with it. The supreme revelation of God has come to us through Jesus Christ, God incarnate. We believe in God because God has made himself known to us as the supreme Being, the great “Existent.”

However, this faith in a God who reveals himself, also finds support in the reasoning of our intelligence. When we reflect, we observe that proofs of God’s existence are not lacking. These have been elaborated by thinkers under the form of philosophical demonstrations in the sense of rigorously logical deductions. But they can also take on a simpler form. As such, they are accessible to everyone who seeks to understand the meaning of the world around him.

1. Scientific proofs

In speaking of the existence of God we should underline that we are not speaking of proofs in the sense implied by the experimental sciences. Scientific proofs in the modern sense of the word are valid only for things perceptible to the senses, since it is only on such things that scientific instruments of investigation can be used. To desire a scientific proof of God would be equivalent to lowering God to the level of the beings of our world, and we would therefore be mistaken methodologically in regard to what God is. Science must recognize its limits and its inability to reach the existence of God. It can neither affirm nor deny his existence.

From this, however, we must not draw the conclusion that scientists in their scientific studies are unable to find valid reasons for admitting the existence of God. If science as such cannot reach God, the scientist who has an intelligence, the object of which is not limited to things of sense perception, can discover in the world reasons for affirming a Being which surpasses it. Many scientists have made and are making this discovery.

Whoever reflects with an open mind on what is implied in the existence of the universe, cannot help but pose the question of the problem of the origin. Instinctively, when we witness certain happenings, we ask ourselves what caused them. How can we not but ask the same question in regard to the sum total of beings and phenomena which we discover in the world?

2. A supreme Cause

A scientific hypothesis such as that of the expansion of the universe makes the problem all the more clear. If the universe is in a state of continual expansion, should not one go back in time to that which could be called the “initial moment,” the moment in which that expansion began? But, whatever the theory adopted concerning the origin of the universe, the most basic question cannot be avoided. This universe in constant movement postulates a Cause which, in giving it being, has communicated to it this movement, and continues to sustain it. Without such a supreme Cause, the world and every movement in it would remain “unexplained” and “inexplicable,” and our intelligence would not be satisfied. The human mind can receive a response to its questions only by admitting a Being who has created the world with all its dynamism, and who continues to maintain it in existence.

The necessity to go back to a supreme Cause is all the greater if one considers the perfect organization which science has ceaselessly discovered in the structure of matter. When human intelligence is applied with so much effort to determine the constitution and modalities of action of material particles, is it not perhaps induced to seek their origin in a superior Intelligence which has conceived the whole? In face of the marvel of what can be called the immensely small world of the atom, and the immensely great world of the cosmos, the human mind feels itself completely surpassed in its possibilities of creation and even of imagination. It understands that a work of such quality and of such proportions demands a Creator whose wisdom is beyond all measure and whose power is infinite.

3. Impressive finality

All the observations concerning the development of life lead to a similar conclusion. The evolution of living beings, of which science seeks to determine the stages and to discern the mechanism, presents an internal finality which arouses admiration. This finality which directs beings in a direction for which they are not responsible or in charge, obliges one to suppose a Mind which is its inventor, its creator.

The history of humanity and the life of every human person manifest a still more impressive finality. Certainly, man cannot explain to himself the meaning of all that happens to him, and therefore he must recognize that he is not the master of his own destiny. Not only has he not made himself, but he has not even the power to dominate the course of events in the development of his existence. However, he is convinced that he has a destiny and he seeks to discover how he received it and how it is inscribed in his being. In certain moments he can more easily discern a secret finality which appears from a convergence of circumstances and events. Thus he is brought to affirm the sovereignty of him who has created and directs his present life.

Finally, among the qualities of this world which impel us to raise our gaze aloft, there is beauty.

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God; Day to day pours forth speech and night to night declares knowledge” (Ps 19:1, 2).

It is manifested in the various marvels of nature. It is expressed in the numberless works of art, literature, music, painting and the plastic arts. It is appreciated also in moral conduct-there are so many good sentiments, so many stupendous deeds.

Man is aware of “receiving” all this beauty, even though he cooperates by his action in its manifestation. He discovers and admires it fully only when he recognizes its source, the transcendent beauty of God.

4. Faith stimulates

To all these “indications” of the existence of God the Creator, some oppose the power of chance or of the proper mechanisms of matter. To speak of chance for a universe which presents such a complex organization in its elements, and such a marvelous finality in its life would be equivalent to giving up the search for an explanation of the world as it appears to us. In fact, this would be equivalent to admitting effects without a cause. It would be to abdicate human intelligence which would thus refuse to think, and to seek a solution for its problems.

In conclusion, a myriad of indications impels man, who tries to understand the universe in which he lives, to direct his gaze toward his Creator. The proofs for the existence of God are many and convergent. They contribute to show that faith does not humble human intelligence, but stimulates it to reflection and permits it to understand better all the “whys” posed by the observation of reality.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=undefined&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwjyirmd_fnfAhURPN8KHRdpBgMQzPwBCAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forbes.com%2Fsites%2Fstartswithabang%2F2017%2F01%2F20%2Fcan-science-prove-the-existence-of-god%2F&psig=AOvVaw1zZnEPFFVPNlJyC4Tiv6vK&ust=1547991870034303

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://theconversation.com/amp/arguments-why-god-very-probably-exists-75451&ved=2ahUKEwik9-Kx_fnfAhWQON8KHWy7CggQFjAAegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0pRLg9pXtWQqA3c44T82aF&ampcf=1

Have you gambled before? Taken a chance? Bungee-jumped? Now, I get silly…. Chances?! What are they?

Whoa! So much comes to mind here! Why do we wear seatbelts? The law? IF we do not wear seatbelts; what ‘could’ happen? That is a possibility! Merely a possibility! But you ARE belted or get a ticket!
Kinda crazy! Are you belted in “Life”? Again, there IS the possibility that this is all ‘crap’! AND if IT is not?

There are many who have gotten the chance to peer accross. Many are silent! Some may speak!
What happens AFTER you die? Come back as an insect? An animal? You cease to be?
What then are ‘memories’? We could go on, but I will ask where are “Memories”? In you! Your mind?
So what IS your mind?
Christians emphasise that the human spirit is the ‘realperson’, the very core of a person’s being, the essentialseat of their existence. When a person accepts Jesus Christ as their Saviour, it is their human spirit that is transformed as they become ‘new creatures’ in Jesus Christ.

Look! I could go on…we started with “His-story”!

Names of The Creator in different tongues? THE Essence?

AEolian…………………Ilos

Arabic………………..Allah

Armorian……………..Teuti

Assyrian……………… Eleah

Celtic………………….Diu

Chaldaic…………. Eilah

Cretan……………….Thios

Chinese………………Prussa

Coromandel…………..Brama

Danish…………………Gut

Dutch…………………Godt

Egyptian (old)………….Teut

Egyptian (modern)………Teun

English………………..God

Finch……………….Jumala

Flemish……………….Goed

French…………………Dieu

German………………..Gott

German (old)……………Diet

Greek……………….Theos

Gallic…………………..Diu

Hebrew………..Elohim, Eloha

Hindoostanee…………..Rain

Japanese…………….Goezur

Irish……………………Dia

Italian………………….Dio

Language Name of God

Madagascar….. …….Zannar

Malay…………………Alla

Norwegian……………..Gud

Latin…………………Deus

Low Latin……………..Diex

Low Breton…………….Done

Lapp ……………………………. …………….Jubinal

Olalu Tongue…………..Deu

Old Saxon………………God

Peruvian……….Puchecammae

Persian………………..Sire

Pannonian………………Istu

Polish…………………Bog

Pollacca……………..Bung

Portuguese…………….Debs

Provencal……………..Diou

Runic… ……………….As

Russian……………….Bojh

Spanish……………….Dios

Swedish……………….Gut

Slav………………..Buch

Swiss………………….Gott

Syriac………………..Allah

Tartar…………….Magatal

Turkish………………Allah

Zemblain…………….Fetizo

Y’all this goes on and on. We just touched on ‘Tongues’.
Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is a phenomenon in which people speak in languages unknown to them. … The term derives from glōssais lalein, a Greek phrase used in the New Testament meaning “tospeak in or with tongues [i.e., other languages]” (Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 14:18)

Ok, ok, ok! Enough!!!

I know some things make me wonder!

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