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    How Do You Know GODíS Proud Of You? (POST #85)

    Well actually, GOD was PROUD OF YOU long before you ever accomplish anything because HE knew what you were going to do before you do it.

    EXAMPLE: When I was little, a single bee bit me on the lip and then bit my younger sister on the eye (weird places to be bit unless it was after water or blessing our body fluids).

    At the time the ONLY things that seemed weird was that bees are ONLY suppose to be able to bite one person then they lose their stinger. The other weird thing was this bee bit us even though we didnít bother it and we both didnít move. Plus why DIDNíT it bite the older girl that was with us at the time?

    Looking back on that event recently, I decided the bee was GODíS method for giving me a message that I wouldnít understand until HE wanted me to (now). It was HIS way of letting me know today that HE approves (the KISS from a bee) of the work Iím doing for HIM. Iím NOT sure of my sisterís message because I havenít discussed this topic with her yet. But the topic should come up when she gets a copy of this message. Iím looking forward to listening to her thoughts on the subject.

    If you HAVENíT found a message from GOD in your past, you can look for a current message. When HEíS proud of you, things start getting easy for you. By that I mean, you start getting extremely lucky when you do things that should be difficult for you. It almost ALWAYS happens when you help others; design/create things to help others; or see something that GOD would want people to do something about, so you start trying to think of a way to do something about that problem.

    I BELIEVE John F. Kennedy might have made GOD proud of him because of what he said in one of his speeches (Ö Some people see things as they are and say why. Other people see things as they should be and say why not.).

    AN EXTREMELY LUCKY EXAMPLE: If you start building something and all the extra pieces turn out to be the exact sizes you need when you should be out of materials, you just might have had some help from GOD. On the other hand, if things arenít working out as easy as you expected, GOD might be trying to make you take a break because youíre about to make a mistake or you need something you havenít thought of or you donít know about yet.

    Itís weird but itís REALLY COOL when you start to figure out whatís going on. Unfortunately, learning to understand GOD is a lot more complicated than learning to crawl, walk, run, and talk. Thatís because GOD is a lot more complicated than man and there is ONLY one way to learn what GODíS willing to teach you. Thatís wait for HIM to decide to teach it to you. Remember, GOD is EVERYWHERE and HE controls EVERYTHING except man. Man was given a FREE WILL to decide if he wants to be GODíS SERVANT or not. So GOD will use everything to teach and help you. Youíll learn what HE wants you to know when HE wants it to happen because HE knows what will work and HE knows the future.

    The other way GOD lets you know HEíS PROUD of you and what youíre doing, is by HIS messages from plants; animals; clouds; nature; wind; Ö HE can use anything to give us clues to learn things and to help us help others.

    Iím NOT Doctor Doolittle. I CANíT talk to the animals but once and awhile I understand the message GOD gave them to give to me. Geckoes are always showing me things that trigger thoughts or give me a hint when I think Iím stuck. I guess itís like Christ said, if you have faith you can move a mountain.

    Iíve started to BELIEVE every time I see a gecko GODíS trying to tell me something. So every time I see one I start searching for that help ( I guess theyíre my HELPERS) and sure enough I always get a message. Sometimes I DONíT understand the help right away. But later something else will trigger my memory of the earlier gecko event and Iíll know what GOD wanted me to know back then. I might not have gotten the help I needed that time but that experience gave me another clue as to how GOD works and what I should look for or at the next time it happens.

    Itís like learning the meaning to a new word your parents have said over and over again but you arenít smart enough to talk yet. However, you have learned to understand a few noises that your parents make from time to time. Like bottle means youíre going to get fed.

    I BELIEVE this works for me because I put GOD in charge. I DONíT ask for anything other than ETERNAL REWARDS. I let HIM DECIDE what I NEED and DONíT NEED. I might let HIM know what Iíd like to have but I let HIM decide if I need it or not. HE knows what HE wants me to do for HIM and sometimes the things I think I want might make accomplishing the missions HE has for me harder or even impossible. So I tell HIM NOT to give me anything thatíll make it harder for me to do HIS WORK or make it easier for the devil to tempt me. In other words HEíS in the BEST position to decide what I need and/or DONíT need. So I let HIM make those decisions.

    One last recommendation, remember patients is faith. Donít expect GOD to jump every time you ask for HIS help. In time (could be a long time), you will notice faster and faster responses to your needs, if you ask HIM to help you so you can help others. GOD DOESNíT seem to be as excited about helping you to help yourself. HE wants other people to help you. I guess HEíS trying to teach us to HELP EACH OTHER (PAY IT FORWARD).

    Now you know how to find out if GOD is PROUD OF YOU AND WHAT YOUR DOING and your on your way to understand and communicating with HIM.
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    Yeah once a dog humped my leg, that was god's way of letting me know he wanted me to pursue a career in professional kickboxing.

    If you want to watch god's plan in action, forget the televangelists, just switch over to "when animals attack", you'll find that snakehandlers are especially blessed.
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    If you want to make sure god is proud of you, use lots of random bold and capitalised text.
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    He's proud of us? If we are the best He could do, what an Underachiever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsCowboy View Post
    Well actually, ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsCowboy View Post
    Well actually, GOD was PROUD OF YOU long before you ever accomplish anything because HE knew what you were going to do before you do it...
    Are you saying that we don't have free will, or that our actions are pre-determined? If we have free will, how does your god know our intended actions? Isn't this a perverse dichotomy? I didn't read ANY of the rest of your eye-sore post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    He's proud of us? If we are the best He could do, what an Underachiever!
    You sometimes despair of your children. It is what, in his opinion, they grow into that counts.

    His opinion he keep to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsCowboy View Post
    Well actually, GOD was PROUD OF YOU long before you ever accomplish anything because HE knew what you were going to do before you do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie horse View Post
    Are you saying that we don't have free will, or that our actions are pre-determined? If we have free will, how does your god know our intended actions? Isn't this a perverse dichotomy? I didn't read ANY of the rest of your eye-sore post.
    No I was referring to GOD'S ability to know EVERYTHING. So HE knows what you're going to do before you do it. Just like HE told/tells HIS prophets to predict things. HE lets us live our lives all the time KNOWING exactly what we are going to do long before we do it. Look how many generations it took for HIS prediction that Christ would be born. HE needed that time to teach and prepare all of Christ's relatives so they would bring him up right. HE also had to know which family would be willing to do the right things. The things that would make it happen. The things that would create the knowledge and skills needed to raise and teach Christ for the mission GOD knew he would be willing to do.

    I was also assuming everyone that reads these posts is good enough to make GOD PROUD of them. A better position to take than to throw stones.
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    If a God knew beforehand what we were going to do, then we would have no choice. Even if we thought we had a choice, we wouldn't have. We could only do what God already knew we were going to do. If we have no choice, then we do not have free will.
    " ... It's not as though he proved anything, he only refuted my evidence. ..." Archangel 04.01.09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    If a God knew beforehand what we were going to do, then we would have no choice. Even if we thought we had a choice, we wouldn't have. We could only do what God already knew we were going to do. If we have no choice, then we do not have free will.
    Penfold, are you actually trying to logically reason with him?

    you know full well that his type of people are impervious to logic, reason and critical thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    If a God knew beforehand what we were going to do, then we would have no choice. Even if we thought we had a choice, we wouldn't have. We could only do what God already knew we were going to do. If we have no choice, then we do not have free will.
    You DON'T UNDERSTAND the concept.

    The CONCEPT is you have a choice but GOD ALREADY KNOWS what choice you're going to make.

    But HE can and sometime does use the things HE CONTROLS (nature wind, animals, plants) and the people that let HIM control them (prophets/HIS SERVANTS) to make us choose the choice HE wants us to make. We STILL have a choice but HE already knows which choice we're going to make. HE ONLY does that when HE NEEDS to be in control to make the RIGHT THINGS happen at the RIGHT TIME.

    EXAMPLE: The FLOOD - GOD controlled nature to destroy the world. Noah let GOD control hiim to save all the animals. As a result Noah and his family were rewarded. The animal they saved made it possible for them to live. Those that died had a choice. They could have believed Noah and built an arc themselves but GOD knew they wouldn't. GOD also knew Noah WOULD trust HIM enough to do what HE asked NO MATTER how foolish he looked or how much the population laughed at him. GOD might have liked to have gotten Noah to be something else but if Noah wouldn't let GOD be in control for that event it wouldn't happen. GOD KNOWS just what WILL WORK and what WON'T. GOD knows what you and/or I are WILLING to do for HIM and what you and or I are NOT willing to do for HIM.
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    If he knows something will happen, then we can only "choose" the choice that makes it happen, and not the choice that doesn't.

    Separately, an interesting point on the flood myth is that when the Jesuits arrived in China, and spoke of the flood, the Chinese looked up their ancient history books of the time the flood was supposed to have happened, and found no record of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodsCowboy View Post
    You DON'T UNDERSTAND the concept.

    The CONCEPT is you have a choice but GOD ALREADY KNOWS what choice you're going to make.

    But HE can and sometime does use the things HE CONTROLS (nature wind, animals, plants) and the people that let HIM control them (prophets/HIS SERVANTS) to make us choose the choice HE wants us to make. We STILL have a choice but HE already knows which choice we're going to make. HE ONLY does that when HE NEEDS to be in control to make the RIGHT THINGS happen at the RIGHT TIME.

    EXAMPLE: The FLOOD - GOD controlled nature to destroy the world. Noah let GOD control hiim to save all the animals. As a result Noah and his family were rewarded. The animal they saved made it possible for them to live. Those that died had a choice. They could have believed Noah and built an arc themselves but GOD knew they wouldn't. GOD also knew Noah WOULD trust HIM enough to do what HE asked NO MATTER how foolish he looked or how much the population laughed at him. GOD might have liked to have gotten Noah to be something else but if Noah wouldn't let GOD be in control for that event it wouldn't happen. GOD KNOWS just what WILL WORK and what WON'T. GOD knows what you and/or I are WILLING to do for HIM and what you and or I are NOT willing to do for HIM.
    Evidently, it's you who doesn't understand the concept.

    If God can use people/nature to make other people do things, then that is not free will. Also, if God already knows what is going to happen and he needs to use people/nature to make other people do what he already knows is going to happen, then he is himself restricted by what is already preordained. That is not free will. Have you ever heard of determinism?

    If your god already knows what is going to happen (stands outside of time, knowing what eternity will bring), that is fair enough (making the very big assumption that he even exists). However, the moment he intervenes to make something happen, that completely wipes the free will aspect.

    You cannot argue that you have free will, but only if god allows you to have it.

    And as for the great flood, don't even go there. It's complete garbage. Didn't happen. It is, at best, what the people of the time (presumably Noah or his clan - as noone else would have been around to write of it) believed was happening. Perhaps a large local flood, but not a worldwide thing. Unless of course you can produce conclusive evidence to the contrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    Separately, an interesting point on the flood myth is that when the Jesuits arrived in China, and spoke of the flood, the Chinese looked up their ancient history books of the time the flood was supposed to have happened, and found no record of it.
    Penfold, you know that these people never let reality get in the way of their beliefs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    If he knows something will happen, then we can only "choose" the choice that makes it happen, and not the choice that doesn't.

    Separately, an interesting point on the flood myth is that when the Jesuits arrived in China, and spoke of the flood, the Chinese looked up their ancient history books of the time the flood was supposed to have happened, and found no record of it.
    Now that is interesting. Indeed, it is strange that there would have even been any Chinese records of the time of the great flood, as there would have been no survivors to record the event.

    In fact, how could there possibly be any records of that time that didn't mention this great flood as the only survivors would have to have been on the ark. Hmmmmm, the plot thickens.

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