Category Archives: Christianity

SET YOUR AFFECTION

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It is important to note that the believer in Jesus must learn how to set their affections. If your affections are not set, you will be like a fish out of water. You will confess and believe God and even pray, but belimited in your ability to effectively live holy. Living holy is God’s design for the believer in Jesus Christ. It is written: “Be holy, because I am holy (1Peter 1:16).”

Setting your affection requires an object or person for which to set it on. For the believer in Jesus Christ, this must be Jesus. To begin the process of setting ones affection you must think about, almost romanticize heavenly things. Be in tune with the brevity of life and understand your eternal life has more weight. When this understanding/revelation becomes more concrete, you will receive a clearer picture of what having Jesus in your life really means.

This affection turns into a love affair that makes being obedient to the wisdom of God easier and easier. You will also see clearer and clearer the reality of the world in which you currently reside. The atmosphere around you will begin to change. Your prayers will take on more power and the things of this world will grow strangely dim. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life begin to take less and less of your time as you set your affection on things above.

Those things that are below are carnal and lead to a death without hope. Christians are hopeful that in death there is life eternal and full of glory. We cannot die an eternal death, because we already died when we received Jesus in the natural and because we set our affection on him.

Shopping Lust

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“Shopping, done to excess, can spin out of control and lead to serious problems, eroding rather than enhancing your quality of life. The more you use shopping as an attempt to fill an inner void, manage your feelings, repair your mood, or pursue a ‘perfect’ image, the more likely it is that you need to take a closer look at what this behavior is costing you.”

Compulsive buying disorder is like any addiction, the shopping addict exhibits these behaviors: loss of control,

increased tolerance, negative consequences, withdrawal symptoms such as preoccupation, denial, lying to spouse and or self, etc.

Online Shopping Addiction

*Identify what the triggers are
*Identify what makes a person want to spend online, whether it’s boredom,
nervousness, or habit
*Setting time and spending limits
*Clear your credit card numbers and customer information from online
shopping accounts so that spending isn’t too 
easy

Frequency/ Intensity of Shopping

*Do you often go on buying binges?
*Do you find yourself spending more time and/or money buying on the Internet,
in catalogues, or on the shopping 
channels than you want to?
*Does money burn a hole in your pocket?

Reasons Why and When

*Do you go shopping because you want to make yourself feel better?
*Do you often buy things because you think they will make  you more like your
ideal image?
*Do you sometimes feel that something inside of you pushes you to shop?
*Do you shop to avoid doing something else in your life?

Ways to Help

*Find comfort and security in Christ.
*Get an accountability partner.
*Find a church family and a group of Godly people to spend time with.
*Pray
*Read and meditate on: 1 John 2:15-17

“Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.”

Shadow Boxing

The Compassion of God

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Seeing the lengths that God has taken for our salvation should make us rejoice in the privilege of our future redemption. God is currently waiting for the precious fruit of the earth. The elect of God to enter into the covenant he has made with those who believe. He is forgiving sins daily and setting the captives free. Chains that have people bound are being broken and sickness and diseases are being healed.

If you fail to see his compassion in your life, it must mean you do not know him. To know God is to love him, when you realize the filth of your sin that he has forgiven. Run into the arms of Jesus Christ and be not dismayed at the foolishness that peppers the world.

It is prophesied that many would choose the path of destruction and that many would glory in shameful acts. If you have the privilege of pulling someone out of the fiery depths of darkness and the horrific smell of smoke, do it, but consider yourself lest the temptation grab you and you become a statistic.

The compassion of God extends as far as the east is from the west, but God will not be mocked. Those who sow evil seeds will reap an evil harvest. Work towards sowing seeds of compassion and reap the harvest of joy everlasting.

Ocular Syphilis In San Francisco And Other West Coast Cities Increasing

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Two recent suspected cases in Los Angeles are added to the more than a dozen reported cases of ocular syphilis between Seattle and San Francisco, most of them among homosexual men. Some of the patients also are HIV positive, including six in San Francisco. In Seattle, two of the patients went blind.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California’s syphilis rate is second in the country behind only Georgia. Los Angeles also had the highest number of primary and secondary cases of syphilis of any county in the U.S. in 2013, the CDC reported. Read more

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination – Leviticus 20:13

“If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” – Exodus 15:26

See also:

Medical consequences of homosexual practices: “What They’ll Never Tell You in ‘Homosexual Education’

CDC: 62% of HIV-positive men had unprotected anal sex