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    My fathers breaking point

    Good morning brothers and sisters,

    I came to you all about 2 or 3 weeks ago will news of my nanny and the need for her salvation. God took care of her and took care of my mum who needed support. Now I come to you again with prayer for my father.

    My two sisters, my mum and myself are all christian and have been for many years. Sadly, my father does not yet know Jesus.

    I am scared right now because my father is starting to say things to my mother that may lead to well, i won`t say it but may lead to unpleasent times in their 36 year marriage.

    While my mother was gone to England to visit my nanny, my father`s job became increasingly more stressful. Those of you who live in Europe, America or Canada know the Automotive business has become a wreck in the past few years and my father has been in the automotive business for well...30+ years. His job is indanger as it has been many times before. Only this time, he has no where to go. Every company he is qualified to work for is in trouble and laying employees off with no work this season. My father was told he will recieve a 20% pay cut and he will need to work 12 to16 hour days. he simply cannot do that. No one can especially when he is faced with less pay.

    My mother does not have a job and was faced with that choice over 25 years ago when she became to ill to work. She stays at home now and does everything that my dad cannot do with his busy days.

    My father also has a problem of taking the stressed and burdens of others on his back to the point where he may break.

    My little sister sent my a disturbing email this morning stating that my father had been emotionally attacking my mother again and saying hurtful. blaming things to her. My mother is a strong christian...but even she can only take so much abuse from her own husband. I know my father loves her still though he may say otherwise.

    My little sister thinks God is breaking my father down to become ready for Jesus.

    My father mentioned to my sister he tried to pray but he didnt know what to say or how to do it.

    I live away from home and I get along with my father best but I cannot get to him to support him right now.

    I need prayer...I need help...no he needs help and so does my family.


    Please, pray that my father suffers for good in the end and comes to know Jesus and pray that my little sister and mother have strength to live under the same roof with him as he suffers through this. I need prayer and I need scripture and I know God will help me...but I`m still scared for the marriage of my parents and relationship of my two sisters and myself toward my father. I`ve never been faced with a problem this tough.
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    "Love is Patient, Love is kind." 1 Corinthians 13:4:love:

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    Lord comfort this family and the many others in these hard times . You are our provider ,thank you giving us what we need . Let the Holy Spirit come down and speak to Beckis fathers heart . Open his eyes and ears to your truth Lord . Embrace this family Lord . Embrace all of us falling on hard times these days . We trust you Lord with our lives and our needs . Thank you for all our blessings Jesus . In Jesus' name .
    amen

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    your dad needs the gospel given to him

    how a man, woman and child is saved from there sins.
    what does it mean to believe in the gospel.? to believe means to trust, put faith in adhere to, receive. personal trust in the lord Jesus Christ in what he has done saves the soul. [this belief is not just head knowledge in ones head,] but faith in ones heart. for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;( Jesus) and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ( Romans 10:10).
    the gospel of Jesus Christ, Christ died, was buried, and rose again the third day.

    moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. for I delivered unto you first of all which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried , and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures"( 1st Corinthians 15:1-4).IN WHOM YOU ALSO TRUSTED , AFTER THAT YOU HEARD THE WORD OF TRUTH, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION: IN WHOM ALSO AFTER THAT YOU BELIEVED, YOU WERE SEALED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE. Ephesians 1:12-13). THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF GLORY, MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM. Ephesians 1:17).

    but I make known to you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. for I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ." Galatians 1:11-12).

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of god to salvation to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    for the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of god.

    But as many as received him, JESUS) to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: john 1:-12}.

    Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. john 1:13}.

    JESUS said this in the book of Luke (24:44-47). Then he said to them, these are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of MOSES and the PROPHETS and the PSALMS must be FULFILLED." then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, THUS IT IS WRITTEN, that the CHRIST should SUFFER and on the THIRD DAY RISE FROM THE DEAD, and that REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS of SINS should be PROCLAIMED IN HIS NAME TO ALL NATIONS, BEGINNING FROM JERUSALEM.

    REPENTANCE IS A CHANGE OF HEART/mind WHICH CAUSES YOU TO TURN TOWARD GOD AND AWAY FROM YOUR PRESENT SINFUL WAY OF LIFE, AND TURNING TO CHRIST FOR FORGIVENESS OF YOUR SINS.

    TESTIFYING BOTH TO THE JEWS, AND ALSO TO THE GREEKS, REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD, AND FAITH TOWARD OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. acts 20:21). BUT SHOWED first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judea, and then to the gentiles, that they should REPENT AND TURN TO GOD, AND DO WORKS MEET SUITABLE) FOR REPENTANCE. ACTS 26:20).


    Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted, but the sorrow of the WORLD PRODUCES DEATH. 2 Corinthians 7:9-10.

    2. Or do you despise the riches of his goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of GOD leads you to repentance. Romans 2:4

    Why do we need a savior, God says for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23}.

    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by Sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have SINNED. Romans 5:12}.

    FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH;" Romans 6:23}.

    For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. Ecclesiastes 7:20}.

    WE need JESUS because of our heart condition. THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS, AND DESPERATELY WICKED: WHO CAN KNOW IT?" Jeremiah 17:9).

    FOR FROM WITHIN, OUT OF THE HEART OF MEN, PROCEED EVIL THOUGHTS, ADULTERIES, FORNICATIONS, MURDERS, THEFTS, COVETOUSNESS, WICKEDNESS, DECEIT, LASCIVIOUSNESS, AN EVIL EYE, BLASPHEMY, PRIDE, FOOLISHNESS: ALL THESE EVIL THINGS COME FROM WITHIN, AND DEFILE THE MAN. mark 7:21-23).

    GOD SAID THESE PEOPLE WHO DIE IN THESE SINS WILL NOT GET INTO HEAVEN.
    Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, Fornication, Uncleanness, Lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Heresies, Envying, Murders, Drunkenness, Revel lings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. GALATIANS 5:19-21).

    BUT the FEARFUL, and UNBELIEVING, and the ABOMINABLE, and MURDERS, and WHOREMONGERS, and SORCERERS, and IDOLATERS, and all LIARS, shall have their part in the LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: WHICH IS THE SECOND DEATH. revelations 21:8).

    AND even as they did not like to retain GOD in their KNOWLEDGE, GOD gave them over to a REPROBATE mind, to do those things which are not CONVENIENT; being filled with all UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, FORNICATION, WICKEDNESS, COVETOUSNESS, MALICIOUSNESS; FULL OF ENVY, MURDER, DEBATE, DECEIT, MALIGNITY; WHISPERERS BACKBITERS, HATERS OF GOD, DESPITEFUL, PROUD, BOASTERS, INVENTORS OF EVIL THINGS, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING, COVENANT BREAKERS, WITHOUT NATURAL AFFECTION, IMPLACABLE, UNMERCIFUL:

    WHO KNOWING THE JUDGMENT OF GOD, THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, NOT ONLY DO THE SAME, BUT HAVE PLEASURE IN THEM THAT DO THEM. Romans 1:28-32).

    "FOOLS MAKE A MOCK AT SIN. proverbs 14:9}.

    AND AS IT IS APPOINTED UNTO MEN ONCE TO DIE, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT:. Hebrews 9:27).

    AND THIS IS WHY A MAN AND A WOMAN DO NOT COME TO JESUS FOR SALVATION. AND THIS IS THE CONDEMNATION: THAT LIGHT Jesus) IS COME INTO THE WORLD, AND MEN LOVED DARKNESS RATHER THAN THE LIGHT, BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL.

    FOR EVERY ONE THAT DOETH EVIL HATETH THE LIGHT, NEITHER COMETH TO THE LIGHT, LEST HIS DEEDS SHOULD BE REPROVED.

    BUT HE THAT DOETH TRUTH COMETH TO THE LIGHT, THAT HIS DEEDS MAY BE MADE MANIFEST, THAT THEY ARE WROUGHT IN GOD. john 3:19-21).

    A warning from GOD to those that don't believe in the gospel and why.

    In whom the god Satan), of this world hath BLINDED the minds of them which BELIEVE NOT, least the light of the GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, who is the IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM.{2 Corinthians 4:4}.

    Because of our SIN, we DESERVE DEATH, ETERNAL PUNISHMENT, the WRATH OF GOD. But GOD, because he loves us, has provided a means to have eternal life with him. that means is the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

    BUT GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while WE were yet SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US." Romans 5:8).

    FOR CHRIST also hath once SUFFERED for SINS, the JUST for the UNJUST, that he might bring us to GOD, being put to DEATH in the FLESH, but quickened by the SPIRIT."(1 peter 3:18).

    what will the blood of JESUS do?
    WHOM GOD hath set forth to be a propitiation through FAITH IN HIS BLOOD." Romans 3:25).

    UNTO him that LOVED us, and WASHED us from our SINS IN HIS OWN BLOOD", revelation 1:5).

    AND the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin."(1 JOHN 1:7).

    IN whom we have redemption through his BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS." Ephesians 1:7).

    AND having made PEACE through the BLOOD OF HIS CROSS, by him to RECONCILE all things unto HIMSELF," Colossians 1:20).

    MUCH MORE THEN, BEING NOW JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, WE SHALL BE SAVED FROM WRATH THROUGH HIM." Romans 5:9).

    AGAIN you must RECEIVE HIM. nobody is born into salvation you must be BORN AGAIN OF GODS SPIRIT.

    BEING BORN AGAIN, NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED, BUT INCORRUPTIBLE, BY THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOR EVER.(1 peter 1:23).

    THAT if thou shalt confess with thy MOUTH the LORD JESUS, and shalt BELIEVE in thine HEART that GOD hath RAISED him from the DEAD, thou shalt be SAVED. FOR with the HEART MAN believeth unto RIGHTEOUSNESS; Jesus) and with the MOUTH CONFESSION is made unto SALVATION. FOR the SCRIPTURE saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED.

    FOR WHOSOEVER shall call upon the name of the LORD SHALL BE SAVED. Romans 10:9-13).

    DEAR soul, you cannot earn the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD by good DEEDS, CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, SACRAMENTS, BAPTISM, or ANYTHING that YOU DO. IF YOU DO SOMETHING FOR IT, then it is SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    THE BIBLE SAYS, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to HIS MERCY HE SAVED US." Titus 3:5).

    BUT to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for RIGHTEOUSNESS." Romans 4:5).

    EVEN the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD which is by FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST UNTO ALL AND UPON ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE." Romans 3:22).

    FOR by grace are you SAVED through FAITH; and that not of YOURSELVES: it is the GIFT of GOD: not of WORKS, LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST. Ephesians 2:8).

    know you not that the UNRIGHTEOUS shall not inherit the KINGDOM OF GOD. BE NOT DECEIVED: NEITHER FORNICATORS, NOR IDOLATERS, NOR ADULTERERS, NOR EFFEMINATE, NOR ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES WITH MANKIND, NOR THIEVES, NOR COVETOUS, NOR DRUNKARDS, NOR REVILERS, NOR EXTORTIONERS, SHALL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.(1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

    AND the WICKED SHALL BE TURNED INTO HELL" psalm 9:17).

    AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. revelations 20:15).

    MY prayer is that you go to your BIBLES and read the SCRIPTURES, the HOLY SCRIPTURES, which are able to make you WISE unto SALVATION THROUGH FAITH WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS.

    ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THOROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS.(2 timothy 3:15-17).

    21But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

    22All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

    23Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

    24But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.

    26When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die.

    27Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

    28Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die. Ezekiel 18:21-28

    8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

    3I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3

    12And they went out, and preached that men should repent. mark 6:12

    15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. mark 1:15

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    Greetings becki,

    this would be a difficult time for your father, and what you ask, that you and your mother and sister can have what is needed to stand by him through it all, is noble and good.

    Often we can hear words that condemn us for struggling under a heavy burden, and all we need is a little support.

    I do not think your father will break, and with you three loving family members at his side, he is blessed and will see this through it all..... even though at times, he might not show much appreciation.


    It is a good day to pray for your father. All days are.

    It is also a good day to draw near to your Lord and be assured in His love for you, that He is still Lord. All days are good for this also.


    You say you get on well with your father..... well, pray the Lord give you opportunity to talk about Jesus and wait on Him. He will open the door for you to speak, possibly with your father starting the discussion. But, first pray that you will hear what to say, and not just hit him with Scriptures and verses. We can reply to someone in our wisdom... or wait on the Lord and allow Him to talk through us.....
    often what folks need to hear is different than what we hear them talking about.


    And, don't forget to be his friend, someone he can talk to, and someone who he can trust will not abuse his trusting you...... by trying to convert him on the spot!

    While some might see this as THE opportunity to convert him, your father who you love, it may also be the preparation for such a time to come.

    Above all things, becki, pray and wait upon the Lord.. trust him and delight in His love for you, and so be strong for your family.


    Bless you ....><>


    Br. Bear



    Philippians 4:6-8 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

    And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.




    ps.. tell your father as often as you talk to him, "Jesus loves you (dad?) and so do I". perhaps as a parting word.><>

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    Please, pray that my father suffers for good in the end and comes to know Jesus and pray that my little sister and mother have strength to live under the same roof with him as he suffers through this. I need prayer and I need scripture and I know God will help me...but I`m still scared for the marriage of my parents and relationship of my two sisters and myself toward my father. I`ve never been faced with a problem this tough.


    Heavenly Father I bring this family to you today as I pray. Dear Lord Jesus I ask you to undertake and meet every need. Minister to each individual I pray, and let your grace and mercy be known in a real way
    Jesus said "I am the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE"......Without the WAY there is no GOING, without the TRUTH there is no KNOWING without the LIFE there is no LIVING....Thats what Jesus said.

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    Originally Posted by becki View Post

    Please, pray that my father suffers for good in the end and comes to know Jesus and pray that my little sister and mother have strength to live under the same roof with him as he suffers through this. I need prayer and I need scripture and I know God will help me...but I`m still scared for the marriage of my parents and relationship of my two sisters and myself toward my father. I`ve never been faced with a problem this tough.
    Lord, Almighty, i agree with this request and prayer so with the other prayers lifted up here. We are thankful for never you intend to hurt us but to bless us, to give us a hope and a future. Uphold Becki and mother and sister and help them to stand beside her father in your light and strength Lord. Provide the way for this family to be blessed like never before. In Jesus name i pray. Amen


    God bless you becki.. Keeping you in prayer here..



    sister in Christ,


    Reymielin


    Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

    Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
    1Peter 5:7

    Amen
    Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28 :hands:

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