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What Happened- In your Walk, that was harmful to your Walk!

Discussion in 'Testimonial Forum' started by Truth, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Truth

    Truth Well-Known Member

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    This is not about anything! But how we started, from Salvation, and how we have overcome!
    What was your biggest or hardest Obstacle in the teaching, or doctrines of the Church's of today!
     
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    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    The biggest obstacle was what I already knew or thought I already knew. What I learned in the Catholic Church and what I learned in college and on the job site was not all wrong, but I often did not know which was which. That is I did not know what was right and what was wrong and what was neither. Do I now? At the very least my approach has changed because my heart has been changed.
     
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    Truth Well-Known Member

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    Thank's for your response!
    One of the the Obstacle's I referred to on another thread. It was very difficult to try to receive the gift of tongue's!! and not receive it !
    Everybody else had it???
     
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    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    I had a couple of immediate obstacles. I will describe only one of them here: my job.

    When we began attending at our first Pentecostal assembly my wife very quickly received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and to the satisfaction of some present she also started speaking in tongues. Although I was there faithfully and tried to do what people told me to do it did not work. I knew what the trouble was but it was for me a biggie. It was that first things first thing. I loved my secular job. It stood between me and God. Only when I admitted to God that this was the problem and sincerely expressed my willingness to resign from that job immediately and serve Him first did the break through come. I was about 6 weeks behind my wife in both the baptism of the Holy Ghost and the gift of tongues.

    God did not require me to resign at the time, but years later I had to deal with this again from a more profound angle and eventually retired much earlier than I had intended. I was just short of my 57th birthday when I retired.
     
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    Truth Well-Known Member

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    I got over it, and just stopped asking!
     
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    amadeus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sometimes that is best especially if someone is insistent that without speaking in tongues you're going to burn in torment forever.
     
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    I have to go now...but I am just dropping a line here so I can find it again to reply to when I get back.

    It looks like it will be a good and interesting thread.

    Later....Helen
     
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    I would say this. What has happened in your walk that you consider 'harmful' to your walk, God considers important to your walk.

    Stranger
     
  9. Truth

    Truth Well-Known Member

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    Well I will start with a Pastor putting his hand on my forehead, and Praying for me to be Slain in the Spirit, and it was like Practice for football, I wanted it but the Pastor just kept pushing and I finally just fell backwards, in the flesh to appease the pastor, you know slain in the Spirit! I never felt SOOOO ashamed in MY LIFE before God. That was a Big Hurt for Me, to this day I remember it all to well!
    By the way that is #2 in my young walk!
    What about you??
     
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    Mayflower Well-Known Member

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    My biggest obstacle was more what happened after I got saved. It wasn't very late after that my mom and dad divorced, suppressed memories came back, we moved to a different town and school when I was 15... Just trial after trial. We really had only gone to church on holidays, Sundays off and on growing up. Went to vbs. But that church we moved across the street from is where I came to know Christ.

    But then it was a big difference. Because mom and I had to move and she took me to every denomination church in town, because I think she was on a search herself. I was young and a bit self centered.

    But I was passionate where I would open the Bible and start reading it...like I didn't eat pork for like a week, because I read in the Old Testament about it being an unclean food. Lol. That phase didn't last very long...

    But yeh...I went into 3 years of inpatient faith based programs when I turned 21 for PTSD/self injury things. I have learned to study for myself a lot, because there are a lot of different views. I listen to those who radiate Christ the most, knowing they are human also. So I pray and study, and God has brought me a long way in my walk with Him.

    I have had a lot of humbling in my life and definitely am always learning and growing in areas...but I know my Savior leads and guides me in the Truth. I may not know everything, but there are unshakeable truths directly from God's Word I am sure of.
     
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    Growing up, television and comic books were harmful to my walk with Christ, because I was not discerning my entertainment back then.

    Then making a commitment to make Him Lord of my life at some point in my high school years was harmful to my walk with Christ. Jesus did not want me doing the best I can and then call on Him when I need help. He wanted me to rely on Him all the time for following Him and so He eventually set me free from several other type of bondage, even the covenant with my mouth not to cuss when I was alone at the warehouse to let off some steam, before He helped me to rely on Him all the time for following Him by no longer living to keep that commitment in making Him Lord of my life.

    I just live by faith that Jesus is Lord of my life.
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Life is filled with hardship.....my cross is to meet this hardship on life’s terms.....without hiding behind a fig leaf or escaping into my false self. I am called to love through this life and all it’s ups and downs.
     
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    What was the hinderance in my life for a while?
    Un-forgiveness.
    I had bitterness about a ( political) situation in a church group.
    But it taught me a big lesson...I was the one who was hurting myself..the ones that I was angry and upset with didn't even know it!!
    After that...if every I started to feel resentful about anything at all...I nipped it in the bud...I did not want to land up "back there" again.
     
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    It's like you are telling my story Truth!
     
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    Here's mine:

    A split in the church we were attending in 1980.
    It happened about 8 months after we were born again.
    The split was uncalled for as far as I was concerned, but it happened.
    It chased some people out of the church.
    Three other new churches came out of it.
    Only one survived and is still going.
    Many people got messed up and went from church to church.
    Many lost friends. It was very sad.
    As far as I know there are still hard feelings in that community.

    I was caught in the middle of it because I was publishing a Christian magazine.
     
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    I can understand, I watched many come in the front door, and go out the Back, confused, hurt and sad! that is not what our Savior is all about!
     
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    I have met a few that have been through the very same thing! Here in the desert I met a Fella< JB and as I was expressing a point about what I believed, He stopped me and said " I really do not want to hear what others think, I was in a Church that went through a harsh split, I am settled in what I believe, every one has their own way of following the Lord! It really had an impact on him! Wonderful Guy, very caring and loving, Just wanted to not have any disagreements!
     
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    The same obstacle we all face. SELF! The self life blocks out or tries to, but the work of God in us. The old man dies hard!

    Getting saved hard though it may necto come to pass, is child's play compared to putting the old man to death. He keeps popping up and we stumble on the corpse.

    Nahum 3:3 KJVS
    The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

    Selfishness is always chief of the old man's bad qualities. Hard to be a servant while pushing yourself to the head of the line. Remember Bud Abbott of Abbott and Costello fame? He was laughably greedy and selfish.

    "don't just stand there" he told Costello. "think of something I can buy for myself!"

    I've dubbed it the Bud Abbott syndrome.

    Every time I see it in myself I cringe. I'm not yet perfected!
     
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