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No. 0     Original Topic:  How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 24, 2017 at 10:20 AM   Viewed 410 times     

Think about it...how much?
No. 1     Reply: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM     
Verbatim wrote:


Think about it...how much?


He demands all. Are you willing?
No. 2     Reply: Re: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 8:53 AM     
Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:


Think about it...how much?


He demands all. Are you willing?



I surrendered "all" long ago.

Yes, Lord Jesus demands all. But have you sincerely put "all" your wants and your desires away. Do you really live a life for Lord Jesus... do you want and desire the same as Christ the Lord, and to be like Him.
No. 3     Reply: Re: Re: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 6:44 PM     
Verbatim wrote:

Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:


Think about it...how much?


He demands all. Are you willing?



I surrendered "all" long ago.

Yes, Lord Jesus demands all. But have you sincerely put "all" your wants and your desires away. Do you really live a life for Lord Jesus... do you want and desire the same as Christ the Lord, and to be like Him.


Do you still have personal property, bank accounts and additional possessions? Who is with you in fellowship?
No. 4     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 25, 2017 at 7:38 PM     
Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:

Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:


Think about it...how much?


He demands all. Are you willing?



I surrendered "all" long ago.

Yes, Lord Jesus demands all. But have you sincerely put "all" your wants and your desires away. Do you really live a life for Lord Jesus... do you want and desire the same as Christ the Lord, and to be like Him.


Do you still have personal property, bank accounts and additional possessions? Who is with you in fellowship?



Why do you ask such foolish questions.

Read the quote below...

I surrendered "all" long ago.



You are suggesting that you do not know what it means to give it all up for Lord Jesus. You need salvation...you do not believe in the same Lord Jesus Christ that I do.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Dec 26, 2017 at 6:06 AM     
Verbatim wrote:

Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:

Devaprakash wrote:

Verbatim wrote:


Think about it...how much?


He demands all. Are you willing?



I surrendered "all" long ago.

Yes, Lord Jesus demands all. But have you sincerely put "all" your wants and your desires away. Do you really live a life for Lord Jesus... do you want and desire the same as Christ the Lord, and to be like Him.


Do you still have personal property, bank accounts and additional possessions? Who is with you in fellowship?



Why do you ask such foolish questions.

Read the quote below...

I surrendered "all" long ago.



You are suggesting that you do not know what it means to give it all up for Lord Jesus. You need salvation...you do not believe in the same Lord Jesus Christ that I do.


You are living in a virtual world, not spiritual world. Your Jesus Christ is Paul with his candy coated concepts!
No. 6     Reply: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Jeff74996   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 29, 2017 at 6:19 PM     
I take it as progressive. We don't know what we're doing most of the time as it is. Most of us turn to Christ for forgiveness of sins and access to heaven. We believe on His name and according to His Word, we pass from death to life. We become His, whether we know it or not, or whether we want to or not. But we are newborn babies at that point, and have a lot to learn.

The more I have learned of my Father and what He expects of His children as we grow and learn to be like Him, the more I find myself at a crossroads. I have to do without a whole lot, and it is not the best life for a covetous heart (I am still in the flesh and have desires). I see other Christians, better than myself (imho), who have it a whole lot better than me. Maybe they deserve it. But I also see other Christians, not the best examples to say the least, and I find the same situation for them. They have it pretty good. Why do I have to do without, and watch these have it so much better?

So I guess I have given up a lot, and a lot of potential temporal comforts for not compromising what I believe and hold to be true. This world, and particularly here in the U.S., offers a lot of benefits to those who are willing to shut their eyes and overlook certain evils. Personally, I cannot and will not join the AARP, because I know what they support. I will not join a labor union, because they all support the Democratic Party. I do not support the Democratic (abortion, GLBT, same-sex marriage) Party. But had I joined either (labor union, AARP), my life would be much easier. I would make more money, have job security and protection, and stay in motels at a discount along with the other benefits. And that is just an example of what Satan (this world's prince) offers to those who compromise. And I would go so far as to say that many if not most people who have it well have probably lied (even a little one) at some point in direct connection with their job, or maybe even stole something (nothing big, of course). Because once you compromise with the Devil, and make this life your goal, he can see to it that you are well taken care of - and the story of "Faust" may be more common than you think - his end was not good. I have a difficult time navigating in this world without compromising my beliefs, and I have suffered somewhat because of that. Obviously I have not given up what Christians over in the Middle East are giving up due to ISIS and Islamic hatred and cruelty for anything outside of Islam. But believing in Jesus does come with cost - progressively - it was a very aged Abraham who offered Isaac on the altar. That does not happen overnight.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Devaprakash   Gender: M   Age: 73   on  Dec 29, 2017 at 6:31 PM     
Jeff74996 wrote:

I take it as progressive. We don't know what we're doing most of the time as it is. Most of us turn to Christ for forgiveness of sins and access to heaven. We believe on His name and according to His Word, we pass from death to life. We become His, whether we know it or not, or whether we want to or not. But we are newborn babies at that point, and have a lot to learn.

The more I have learned of my Father and what He expects of His children as we grow and learn to be like Him, the more I find myself at a crossroads. I have to do without a whole lot, and it is not the best life for a covetous heart (I am still in the flesh and have desires). I see other Christians, better than myself (imho), who have it a whole lot better than me. Maybe they deserve it. But I also see other Christians, not the best examples to say the least, and I find the same situation for them. They have it pretty good. Why do I have to do without, and watch these have it so much better?

So I guess I have given up a lot, and a lot of potential temporal comforts for not compromising what I believe and hold to be true. This world, and particularly here in the U.S., offers a lot of benefits to those who are willing to shut their eyes and overlook certain evils. Personally, I cannot and will not join the AARP, because I know what they support. I will not join a labor union, because they all support the Democratic Party. I do not support the Democratic (abortion, GLBT, same-sex marriage) Party. But had I joined either (labor union, AARP), my life would be much easier. I would make more money, have job security and protection, and stay in motels at a discount along with the other benefits. And that is just an example of what Satan (this world's prince) offers to those who compromise. And I would go so far as to say that many if not most people who have it well have probably lied (even a little one) at some point in direct connection with their job, or maybe even stole something (nothing big, of course). Because once you compromise with the Devil, and make this life your goal, he can see to it that you are well taken care of - and the story of "Faust" may be more common than you think - his end was not good. I have a difficult time navigating in this world without compromising my beliefs, and I have suffered somewhat because of that. Obviously I have not given up what Christians over in the Middle East are giving up due to ISIS and Islamic hatred and cruelty for anything outside of Islam. But believing in Jesus does come with cost - progressively - it was a very aged Abraham who offered Isaac on the altar. That does not happen overnight.

:goodpost: I see you have to give up more in USA than in our India! Yes, I know I have not given up all as Jesus demanded, and I see that I don't have courage to do it. In that respect I am guilty instead claiming virtual surrender to the Lord holding on to many things.
We need to continue to strive towards perfection. :icon_redface:
No. 8     Reply: Re: How Much Will You Give to Lord Jesus Christ   
By:  Verbatim   Gender: F   Age: 65   on  Dec 30, 2017 at 12:55 PM     
Good post Jeff.


To go outside the realm of God is to be wordly...disobedient.

Walking in the Spirit is one of a Biblical Chrsitian's characteristics.