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    Does God's forgiveness have a limit? 666 number seen everywhere and stop cursing!

    i got two question... i dunno where to ask this but i am a youth so i guess i can ask it here..

    I been seeking for answer of this question a long time through the internet (dare not ask my pastor)... Will god keep forgiving you for your sin or there is a limit to god forgiveness? How do i know that god stop forgiving me?


    Second thing is. I have been noticing 666 this three number everywhere i go, on cars, PC, sign board, math calculation. What is the cause of this?

    Third thing is i am addicted cursing words. And this few days my mind keep thinking about this two words:

    its true my mind keep thinking about this two words... how can i stop it??? when i say the name of jesus i will stop thinking about it but right after i stop saying jesus name my mind will think about that two words again... :(

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    First of all Joel the number 666 is to do with satan our enemy.

    God is a God of forgiveness who forgives us each time we confess our sins to Him.

    He tells us we have to forgive others seventy times seven Matt18.22.

    Now when you give your heart to Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him you will not want to use swear words as you want to please your Father in Heaven.

    The Bible says to take every thought captive.

    Here is something for you to read as it explains things clearly and I found it on the internet.

    Question: "How can I take control of my thoughts?"

    Answer: Taking control of your thoughts is essential. Proverbs 4:23 states: "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." Someone said that every sin we commit, we commit twice: once in our thoughts and then in action form. And, as the Holy Spirit dwells within the believer, we can either grieve or please Him by our thought life (Ephesians 4:30). And it is easiest to rid our lives of sin if we attack it at this fundamental level rather than waiting for it to become rooted in our lives and then try to pull it out.

    There is also a difference between being tempted (a thought entering into our mind) and sinning (dwelling upon an evil thought and developing the theme of the thought that entered our mind). It is important that when a thought enters our mind, that we examine it based upon God's Word and determine if we should continue down that path or reject the thought and replace it with another path. If we have already allowed a habit to form in our thought lives, it becomes more difficult to change the path of our thoughts even as it is hard to get a car out of a deep rut and along a new track. Here are some biblical suggestions in taking control of your thoughts and getting rid of wrong thoughts:

    1. Be in God's Word so that when a sinful thought enters your mind (a temptation), you will be able to recognize it and know what course to take your thoughts down. Jesus, when tempted in Mathew chapter 4, responded to each of Satan's temptation with Scripture that applied to the direction that his mind and life should take instead of taking the path of the sinful thought. When tempted to meet his own need (turn stone into bread), he brought up the passage that talks about the importance of relying upon God. When tempted to serve Satan in order to obtain the glory of the world, He brought up the passages that says we are to serve and worship God alone and speak of the glory that belongs to Him and those who are His.

    When tempted to test God (prove to ourselves that God is really there and will keep His promises), He responded with passages that stress the importance of believing God without having to see Him demonstrate His presence. Quoting Scripture in a time of temptation is not a "talisman," but rather is to serve the purpose of getting our minds back down a biblical track, but we need to know the Word of God AHEAD of time in order to accomplish this. Thus, a daily habit of being in the Word in a meaningful way is essential. If you are aware of a certain area of constant temptation (worry, lust, anger, etc.), I encourage you to work on studying and memorizing key passages that deal with these issues. Look for both what you are to avoid (negative) and how you are to properly respond (positive) to tempting thoughts in these areas.

    2. Live in dependence upon the Holy Spirit...chiefly through seeking His strength through prayer (Matthew 26:41). If we rely upon our own strength, we will fail (Proverbs 28:26; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 26:33).

    3. Do not feed your mind that which will promote sinful thoughts. This is the idea of Proverbs 4:23. Guard your heart...what you allow into it and what you allow it to dwell on. Job 31:1 states: "I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman" (NKJV). Romans 13:14 states, "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts." Thus, avoid periodicals, videos, web-sites, and times and situations that will set you up for a fall.

    4. Pursue hard after God. Replace sinful thoughts with godly pursuits and thoughts. This is the principle of replacement. When tempted to hate someone, you replace those hateful thought with godly actions: do good to them, speak well of them, and pray for them (Matthew 5:44). Instead of stealing, work hard to earn money so that you can look for opportunities to give to others in need (Ephesians 4:28). When tempted to lust after a woman, turn one's gaze, praise God for the way He has made us...male and female, pray for the woman (for example: "Lord, help this young woman to come to know you if she does not, and to know the joy of walking with you"); and think of her as you would your sister (put your sister's face on her in your mind) (1 Timothy 5:2). The Bible often speaks of "putting off" wrong actions and thoughts BUT THEN "putting on” godly actions and thoughts (Ephesians 4:22-32). Merely seeking to put off sinful thoughts without replacing those thoughts and pursuits with godly ones leave an empty field for Satan to come along and sow his weeds in (Matthew 12:43-45).

    5. Use fellowship with other Christians the way God intended. Hebrews 10:24-25 state, "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Seek out a fellow Christian who can encourage you from the Word in the change you desire (best if of the same gender), someone who will pray for you and with you, who will ask you in love how you are doing, and one who will hold you accountable in avoiding the old ways.

    Lastly and most importantly, I do not know whether you have already placed your faith in Christ as Savior from your sin or not. This is where you absolutely must start! Without this, there can be no victory over sinful thoughts and temptations and His promises for his children are not for you; nor is the Holy Spirit’s power available to you! If you are not trusting Jesus now as your Savior from your sin or do not understand what I mean by this, visit the area of our website dealing with this all-important issue: http://www.gotquestions.org/eternal.html.

    May God bless you as you seek to honor Him with what matters most to Him: who you are inside and not just what you appear to be to others. May God make Jesus’ description of Nathanael true also of you...a man in whom there is no guile (John 1:47).

    God bless :rainbow: :love:
    :love: Colossians 3:2-3, "Set you minds on things above, not on earthy things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." (NIV) :angel:

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    ok... you really helped me... and i trust god as my Savior... I am filled with the Holy Spirit but i am weak... hope you all can pray for me... thanks

    and ladylovesJesus, the website you gave me in down but i do understand what you mean... thank you very much...
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    Hi brother, please do not ever post a swear word on Talk Jesus again, I know you wanted to use it as an example, even if you placed the * in, it does not matter.

    This site won't tolerate cursing of any kind, in any context, do you understand?

    God bless
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    I will pray for you brother spicyjoe....dont worry God's with all of us

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    God's capacity to forgive is limitless. As long as we turn to him to seek his forgiveness.

    And why not pluck up the courage to talk to your pastor about it? Your questions are important, and it may be helpful for you to talk about it with someone face to face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teraside View Post
    Hi brother, please do not ever post a swear word on Talk Jesus again, I know you wanted to use it as an example, even if you placed the * in, it does not matter.

    This site won't tolerate cursing of any kind, in any context, do you understand?

    God bless
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    i am sorry... so very sorry...

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    I will pray for you brother spicyjoe....dont worry God's with all of us
    thanks bro... thanks alot

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    God's capacity to forgive is limitless. As long as we turn to him to seek his forgiveness.

    And why not pluck up the courage to talk to your pastor about it? Your questions are important, and it may be helpful for you to talk about it with someone face to face.
    i dare not ask him before my pastor is my own uncle... when i see him, its like i see someone so powerful.... sooo very powerful... i know his just an ordinary guy like me but i am scare to talk to him dunno why...

    U said face to face... does webcam works?
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    hey bro^_^ actually i also felt the same thing as u were before,,, before i also feard our pastor and i also think he's so powerful and holy.. but then when i was begining to be matured in christ and keep on studying his word,,you will see and feel that ur pastor is just an ordinary guy compared to the one "WHO" died for us in the cross...your pastor also had sinned before and has his own temptations ang struggles... ei dnt be afraid.. go talk to him, ask questions it is not necesary to the senior pastor but wat about a churchmate who's been a blessing to you and who is mature in christ...?,,^_^God bless u bro,, i hope this tym ur not cursing those two words agen^_^...

    always.,,, always,, stay inlove with Jesus^_^

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    Everyone has a weakness, and that is like your thorn in your side, God is allowing it because through your weakness God is stronger. It is not enough just to try not to say it but you have to fill your heart with positive things... for instance be careful of the music you listen to, ask yourself if God was listening (which he is) would he support it. Also be careful of the shows or movies you watch. You can't expect yourself to stop if you are hearing it.

    I know exactly what you are going through becasue I went through a similar stage, but when i prayed and heard God telling me why i am cursing, he told me that watching certain programs and listening to certain music does not help my habit. If you truly try, God will see you through!

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    Re: Does God's forgiveness have a limit?

    SpiceyJoe, You need a mentor, a man outside your family whom you respect and admire. Also, webcam won't do. "Face to face" means flesh-and-blood humans sitting down close to each other and sharing about the problem and building a relationship of friendship and trust.

    I'm an old dude (70 yrs old) and I can tell you from personal experience, I was mentored early on in my born-again Christian walk and it helped me immensely. Also, my mentor and I became close friends and we remain close. It's awesome!

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