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    gobyebye
    gobyebye
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    I am traveling along my road to Emmaus.
    I had expected the Rapture to occur by 2015. I am as disappointed as the original Emmaus travelers. But Jesus has not yet shown up on my road.
    The grace of Christ still operates in my life, proving that God’s mercy still endures forever.
    But I wonder at what point in time I will give up on watching for the return of the Lord.

    #129415
    David R
    David R
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    Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:7

    I understand the weariness. I can’t imagine how anyone who serves the Lord could give up on watching for His return.

    When you hear deceptions spoken, do you give up on looking for the truth to be revealed? Perhaps it is the way in which you wait for Him that is in need of being changed. If setting dates which come to nothing increases your frustration and skepticism, then focus upon praising and serving the Lord day by day, knowing He will find you about the Master’s business when He finally does come.

    My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
    my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalm 84:2


    #129430
    TakeMeHome
    TakeMeHome
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    Never. Give. Up.

    Seriously, I don’t think taking out the trash, doing dishes and washing the floors is all that thrilling.

    Watching for the Lord is the best game in town for me, so to speak. He is who I want to be with and Heaven is where I want to be. So worship, Bible study, prayer, watching, waiting and witnessing when I can brings me joy.

    (Of worldly things I must admit, I still love a good meal with ice cream desert.)

    #129466
    churchgal
    churchgal
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    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

    We will all take Jesus and Heaven in a new york minute over this world; but while we occupy don’t let the enemy steal your joy– know that your loved ones are cheering you on-
    “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” Hebrews 12:1

    There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1st Corinthians 10:13

    Be blessed dear friend and rest in this also—“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
    :rose:

    "and all creation sing with me now, lift up your voice and lay your burdens down...let all of creation sing with me now fill up the heavens let HIs glory resound, and every knee will bow, oh in every tongue praise the Father, praise the Son and the Spirit in One!!"

    #129473
    MyWhiteStone
    MyWhiteStone
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    #129614

    Mike Mc
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    I am traveling along my road to Emmaus. I had expected the Rapture to occur by 2015. I am as disappointed as the original Emmaus travelers. But Jesus has not yet shown up on my road.

    But Jesus has not yet shown up on my road

    Their is not one Christian here in this forum, who didn’t think Jesus wouldn’t show up in 2015, or 2017 or 2018 or 2019 or 2020…

    THAT DAY, and Hour is still coming, no matter what we are all doing, Dead Or alive…

    I had to look up the word Emmaus to get a Bearing on what you are saying..

    Wikipedia says this:..
    Walk to Emmaus

    The Walk to Emmaus or Emmaus Walk is a three day movement and Protestant version of the Roman Catholic Cursillo Movement. It started in the 1960s and 1970s when Episcopalians and Lutherans, and Tres Dias offered Cursillo. In 1978, The Upper Room of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church converted the Roman Catholic program into a primarily Protestant version

    Biblical reference…

    The name of the movement comes from the Gospel of Luke 24:13-53 (King James Version).[8]

    In this passage, a follower of Jesus of Nazareth named Cleopas, also identified as Simon, and another unnamed traveler leave Jerusalem for the town of Emmaus on the day of Jesus’ resurrection. On the journey the two travelers encounter an unnamed man who asks about the happenings over the past few days in Jerusalem concerning Jesus of Nazareth. Cleopas and his companion describe the events of that week. They tell about Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, and burial. They also share that some of the women who followed Jesus discovered the tomb in which Jesus was buried empty. The unnamed man then proceeds to explain the writings of the prophet Moses concerning God’s Messiah or Christ.

    When the three travelers reach Emmaus, they share a meal. During the blessings of the meal, it is revealed to Cleopas and his companion that the unnamed man who accompanied them is none other than Jesus whom God has raised from the dead. In that moment of recognition, Jesus disappears from their presence. Cleopas and his companion immediately return to Jerusalem to tell the other followers of Jesus that he has appeared to Simon in his resurrected, glorified body.

    The Bible says this:….
    On the Road to Emmaus
    Luk 24:13  And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 
    Luk 24:14  And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 
    Luk 24:15  And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 
    Luk 24:16  But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 
    Luk 24:17  And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 
    Luk 24:18  And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? 
    Luk 24:19  And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: 
    Luk 24:20  And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 
    Luk 24:21  But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. 
    Luk 24:22  Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; 
    Luk 24:23  And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. 
    Luk 24:24  And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. 
    Luk 24:25  Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 
    Luk 24:26  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 
    Luk 24:27  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. 
    Luk 24:28  And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 
    Luk 24:29  But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 
    Luk 24:30  And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. 
    Luk 24:31  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. 
    Luk 24:32  And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? 
    Luk 24:33  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, 
    Luk 24:34  Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. 
    Luk 24:35  And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. 
    ~ ~ ~

    Luke 24:25
    O fools: Rather, inconsiderate men, ανοητοι [G453], justly termed such, because they had not attended to the description of the Messiah by the prophets, nor to His teaching and miracles, as proofs that He alone was the person described. Mar_7:18, Mar_8:17-18, Mar_9:19, Mar_16:14; Heb_5:11-12

    it is revealed to Cleopas and his companion that the unnamed man who accompanied them is none other than Jesus whom God has raised from the dead

    Jesus was with them and they didn’t even know it, or who He was… Just Like the Holy Spirit is waking WITH us and IN us Daily 24/7… Walking with God is not an activity reserved for a select few. God desires all of His children to walk with Him. Walking with God and the Holy Spirit, is not an activity reserved just for Sunday morning are Wednesday nights, some might tell you this, but your no closer in church than you are right now…

    But I wonder at what point in time I will give up on watching for the return of the Lord.

    How do we as Once saved, Walk by the Spirit…??? You’ve heard that old saying “Walking In The Spirit”

    Luke 12 says…. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching

    Col 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 

    How do we know as Christians, we are walking in the Spirit once saved, there are several verses that mention this, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…

    Rom 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 
    Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 

    When we “walk with” the Spirit in us, we are essentially allowing Him to guide your steps and conform your mind.

    Just as we have received Christ as our Saviour Redeemer, All He ask us is that we Walk with Him “By Faith” Until He comes for us, Dead or Alive, and Calls us Home and says… WELL DONE My Sons and Daughters… Well Done…!

    Col 2:6  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 
    Col 2:7  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 
    Col 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 

    So how should we Walk with the Lord in us… as Colossians 2:6 says as you have been taught By Faith…The first act of the Christian life is to receive Christ, and every moment afterward we must continue receiving Him. It’s a Daily thing and yes we all struggle, but we never give up walking, The act must become an attitude. Breathe in the love and power of Jesus. Take a deep breath.

    Col 2:5  For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. 

    He made this Promise to us all, as He said above in this verse… Paraphrasing, As a Christian walking By Faith Jesus said to you, you can’t see me now, and you can’t touch me now, I left you “My Spirit” and I left you “MY WORD”, I will come for you just keep looking for Me…

    Jesus is telling us to keep on walking, He’s been in our shoes Himself…

    I understand the weariness. I can’t imagine how anyone who serves the Lord could give up on watching for His return.

    I agree, Been in that boat several times over 40 years… Giving up watching for the Lord Jesus Return is not and Option and has never been and option in my mind.. Let us enter Christ’s more intimate fellowship and live on the positive side. Praying for His soon return… God is leading us through these trials and through the difficulties of our daily lives, in order that we may learn just like Job has done in times past…
    Job 23:10  But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 

    Hang Tuff my friend we’re almost Home… :rose:

    ~

    #129642
    Tender Reed
    Tender Reed
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    Knowing the Lord is the only game in town and the only way, truth and life. Indeed, what a glory it is to accept this divine relationship we have been offered. For in so doing, we shall forever be with Him!

    TR


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