We who are powerful need to be patient with the weakness of those who don’t have power, and not please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good in order to build them up. 3 Christ didn’t please himself, but, as it is written, The insults of those who insulted you fell on me. 4 Whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction so that we could have hope…
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i have less than 5 request to do rn :) i’ll get started on them tomorrow or the day after, i would have started today but i got busy with my social life (who new!). if you wanna send one in go ahead!
Downing lucozade sport in the cantine at work bc my break ends in 7 minutes
has this been done before or?
just got hit with an incredibly vivid memory of being 15 and in a residential psych ward and helping one of the girls draw dicks on the nurses station computers by distracting the nurses by having a public meltdown
yall simultaneously giving lan wangji and lan xichen a massive age difference but then making them look almost indistinguishable from each other in your art has some Rancid vibes but I can't explain why
i want to gif the new mv but my laptop is barely working 😔 i will make gifs for sure but it may take me like 2 or 3 hours 🙁 and sorry in advance if it's the part somebody made gifs of already...
God I literally can’t imagine working every day for the rest of my life I would rather die
me, continuously: what if we Went Outside, there’s loads of stuff I want to check out also me, continuously: there are PEOPLE OUTSIDE, I hate that
Fat tony & Legs ft. homer Screenshots ~!
Who knew legs also had a sister I wish I knew what she looked like
Fat Tony & His boys Screenshots ~!! 🤩 Enjoy!
a lil’ krusty cameo here
“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].” —Ephesians 6:10-15 (AMP)
Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan - Day 1 of 5: The Battle Against Evil (YouVersion)
“When I got saved, I thought I’d spend my life walking beside still waters and lying down in green pastures. I had no idea embracing Jesus as the captain of my salvation meant I was enlisting as a soldier in the army of God.
I’ve since learned that believers are soldiers and Jesus did not come to bring peace but a sword. I’ve discovered that I’m more than a conqueror in Christ, which also tells me ungodly and unseen forces are trying to conquer me.
Keep this truth in mind: the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Every demon has the same mission. How they go about it—their strategies and tactics—are different. A spirit of fear attacks your faith, for example, while a spirit of rejection attacks your identity. Satan is strategic. His army is highly organized, and he is sending specific spirits against believers to derail them from their kingdom purpose.
My prayer is that you will gain discernment to identify spirits opposing your life—and the lives of those you love—and develop spiritual skills to battle back. Spiritual bondage can manifest in many ways, but the good news is that victory can be ours. By walking in our God-given authority, we can effectively do battle and win in warfare.”
James 5:16 | ¹⁶ Therefore confess your sins to each other & pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.
● 1 Kings 13:6 | ⁶ Then the king responded to the man of GOD, “Intercede with the LORD your GOD & pray that my hand may be restored.” So the man of GOD interceded with the LORD, & the king’s hand was restored to him as it was before.
● 2 Chronicles 30:20 | ²⁰ And the LORD heard Hezekiah & healed the people.
● Jeremiah 42:2 | ² Jeremiah the prophet & said, “May our petition come before you; pray to the LORD your GOD on behalf of this entire remnant. For few of us remain of the many, as you can see with your own eyes.
Fault Finding: Confess
● Genesis 41:9-10 | ⁹ Then the chief cupbearer said to Pharaoh, “Today I remember faults this day: ¹⁰ Pharaoh was once angry with his servants, & he put me & the chief baker in the custody of the captain of the guard.
● Matthew 3:6 | ⁶ Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
Talk to GOD: Pray
● Colossians 1:9 | ⁹ For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you & asking GOD to fill you with the knowledge of HIS will in all spiritual wisdom & understanding,
● 1 Thessalonians 5:17 | ¹⁷ Pray without ceasing.
● 1 Thessalonians 5:23 | ²³ Now may the GOD of peace HIMSELF sanctify you completely, & may your entire spirit, soul, & body be kept blameless at the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
● 1 Thessalonians 5:25 | ²⁵ Brothers, pray for us as well.
● Hebrews 11:4-7 | The Faith of Abel, Enoch, Noah ⁴ By faith Abel offered GOD a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous when GOD gave approval to his gifts. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. ⁵ By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death:
“He could not be found, because GOD had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased GOD. ⁶ And without faith it is impossible to please GOD, because anyone who approaches HIM must believe that HE exists & that HE rewards those who earnestly seek HIM.
⁷ By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in godly fear built an ark to save his family. By faith he condemned the world & became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Geneva: M. Coverdale & J. Knox, Baptist  | James 5:16
 Confess your faults one to another, & pray one for another, that you may be healed.
 The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
 Because GOD pardons the sins of those who confess & acknowledge them—not those who justify themselves.
Therefore the apostle adds, we ought to freely confer with one another concerning those inward diseases, that we may help one another with our prayers.
 HE commends prayers by the effects that come of them, that all men may understand that there is nothing more effectual than they are, so that they proceed from a pure mind.
Matthew Poole, Nonconformist [1624-1679] | James 5:16
Confess your faults; some copies have the illative particle, therefore, in the text, but even without that here seems to be a connexion between this & the former verse:
he had said, the sick man’s sins should be forgiven upon the elders’ praying; & here he adds, that they must be confessed.***
One to another; either, that you may be reconciled to one another when offended, or rather, confess when admonished or reproved for sin, or wounded in your consciences with the sense of it:
& so this is not meant of auricular confession made to a priest, but such as should be made, though especially to ministers, yet, when need is, even to godly, experienced Christians, for the easing & disburdening consciences, & getting the help of others’ prayers.
And pray one for another; both in other ordinary cases, & chiefly npon occasion of your mutual confessions, & those soul-troubles that prompted you to them.
That you may be healed; not only recover bodily health when sick, but spiritual, when weakened or wounded by sin.
Healing is often applied to the soul as well as the body, Matthew 13:15; Luke 4:18; Hebrews 12:13; 1 Peter 2:24;
● Matthew 13:15 | The Purpose of the Parables ¹⁵ For this people’s heart has grown callous; they hardly hear with their ears, & they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, & turn, & I would heal them.’
● Luke 4:18 | ¹⁸ “The SPIRIT of the LORD is on ME, because HE has anointed ME to preach good news to the poor. HE has sent ME to proclaim liberty to the captives & recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed,
● Hebrews 12:13 | ¹³ Make straight paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be debilitated, but rather healed.
● 1 Peter 2:24 | ²⁴ HE HIMSELF bore our sins in HIS body on the tree, so that we might die to sin & live to righteousness. “By HIS stripes you are healed.”
The effectual fervent prayer:
our translators use 2 words [& little enough] to express the significancy of the Greek WORD in this place:
some translate it inwrought; it seems to be a prayer wrought in the soul by the HOLY SPIRIT, & so may imply both the efficiency of GOD’s SPIRIT,
[the SPIRIT of supplications, Zechariah 12:10], & the vehemency of Holy affections caused by HIM in prayer, Romans 8:26.
● Zechariah 12:10 | ¹⁰ Then I will pour out on the house of David & on the people of Jerusalem a spirit of grace & prayer, & they will look on ME, the ONE they have pierced. They will mourn for HIM as one mourns an only child, & weep bitterly for HIM as one grieves a 1stborn SON.
● Romans 8:26 | ²⁶ In the same way, the SPIRIT helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the SPIRIT HIMSELF intercedes for us with groans too deep for words.
Of a righteous man; one sincerely righteous, & in a GOSPEL sense; the following instance of Elias shows that it is not to be understood of a man absolutely righteous.
Availeth much; is very powerful with GOD for obtaining what is desired, 1 John 5:14; whereas GOD heareth not sinners, Proverbs 15:8,29.
● John 9:30-31 | ³⁰ “That is remarkable indeed!” the man said. “You do not know where HE is from, & yet HE opened my eyes. ³¹ We know that GOD does not listen to sinners, but HE does listen to the one who worships HIM & does HIS will.
● 1 John 5:14 | ¹⁴ And this is the confidence that we have before HIM: If we ask anything according to HIS will, HE hears us.
● Proverbs 15:8 | ⁸ The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is HIS delight.
● Proverbs 15:29 | ²⁹ The LORD is far from the wicked, but HE hears the prayer of the righteous.
Matthew Henry, Nonconformist [1662-1714] | James 5:16
5:12-18 The sin of swearing is condemned; but how many make light of common profane swearing! Such swearing expressly throws contempt upon GOD's name & authority. This sin brings neither gain, nor pleasure, nor reputation, but is showing enmity to GOD without occasion & without advantage It shows a man to be an enemy to GOD, however he pretends to call himself by his name, or sometimes joins in acts of worship. But the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. In a day of affliction nothing is more seasonable than prayer. The spirit is then most humble, & the heart is broken & tender. It is necessary to exercise faith & hope under afflictions; & prayer is the appointed means for obtaining & increasing these graces. Observe, that the saving of the sick is not ascribed to the anointing with oil, but to prayer. In a time of sickness it is not cold & formal prayer that is effectual, but the prayer of faith. The great thing we should beg of GOD for ourselves & others in the time of sickness is, the pardon of sin. Let nothing be done to encourage any to delay, under the mistaken fancy that a confession, a prayer, a minister's absolution & exhortation, or the sacrament, will set all right at last, where the duties of a godly life have been disregarded. To acknowledge our faults to each other, will tend greatly to peace & brotherly love. And when a righteous person, a true believer, justified in CHRIST, & by his grace walking before GOD in Holy obedience, presents an effectual fervent prayer, wrought in his heart by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, raising Holy affections & believing expectations & so leading earnestly to plead the promises of GOD at his mercy-seat, it avails much. The power of prayer is proved from the history of Elijah. In prayer we must not look to the merit of man, but to the grace of GOD. It is not enough to say a prayer, but we must pray in prayer. Thoughts must be fixed, desires must be firm & ardent, & graces exercised. This instance of the power of prayer, encourages every Christian to be earnest in prayer. GOD never says to any of the seed of Jacob, Seek my face in vain. Where there may not be so much of miracle in GOD's answering our prayers, yet there may be as much of grace.
Johann Albrecht Bengel, Lutheran  | James 5:16
Jam 5:16. ???µ????e?s?e, confess] The sick man, & whoever has committed an offence, is ordered to confess: the injured party, to pray. The things to be confessed are those which especially burden the conscience: he to whom the confession is made, knows better how he ought to pray, & is more stirred up to prayer—????????, to one another, mutually] Confession may be made to any one who is able to pray—?p?? ?a??te, that you may be healed] Diseases therefore were prevalent—p???, much] even to the restoration of health—?s??e?, avails] even for another—d??a???, of the just] who is not himself involved in any fall [lapse into sin]—??e????µ???, having efficacy] Efficacy is followed by a favourable hearing: it is by this that prayer avails. There are therefore 3 things: [1.] efficacy of prayer; [2.] a favourable hearing; [3.] t? ?s??e??, the availing. This at length follows from the 2 former. The 1st is internal in the mind of him who prays: the 3rd produces effects even on outward things.
John Gills, English Baptist  | James 5:16
Confess your faults one to another—Which must be understood of sins committed against one another; which should be acknowledged, & repentance for them declared, in order to mutual forgiveness & reconciliation; & this is necessary at all times, & especially on beds of affliction, & when death & eternity seem near approaching: wherefore this makes nothing for auricular confession, used by the Papists; which is of all sins, whereas this is only of such by which men offend one another; that is made to priests, but this is made by the saints to one another, by the offending party to him that is offended, for reconciliation, whereby a good end is answered; whereas there is none by the other, & very often bad consequences follow. And pray for one another, that you may be healed; both corporeally & spiritually:
the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Not any man's prayer; not the prayer of a profane sinner, for GOD heareth not sinners; nor of hypocrites & formal professors: but of the righteous man, who is justified by the righteousness of CHRIST, & has the truth of grace in him, & lives soberly & righteously; for a righteous man often designs a good man, a gracious man, one that is sincere & upright, as Job, Joseph of Arimathea, & others; though not without sin, as the person instanced in the following verse shows; "Elias, who was a man of like passions", but a just man, & his prayer was prevalent: & not any prayer of a righteous man is of avail, but that which is "effectual, fervent"; that has power, & energy, & life in it; which is with the SPIRIT, & with the understanding, with the heart, even with a true heart, & in faith; & which is put up with fervency, & not in a cold, lukewarm, lifeless, formal, & customary way: it is but one WORD in the original text; & the Vulgate Latin version renders it, "daily"; that prayer which is constant & continual, & without ceasing, & is importunate; this prevails & succeeds, as the parable of the widow & the unjust judge shows. Some translate the WORD "inspired": the SPIRIT of GOD breathes into men the breath of spiritual life, & they live, & being quickened by him, they breathe; & prayer is the breath of the spiritual man, & is no other than the reverberation of the SPIRIT of GOD in him; & such prayer cannot fail of success: it may be rendered "inwrought"; true prayer is not what is written in a book, but what is wrought in the heart, by the SPIRIT of GOD; who is the enditer of prayer, who impresses the minds of his people with a sense of their wants, & fills their mouths with arguments, & puts strength into them to plead with GOD, & makes intercession for them according to the will of GOD; & such prayer is always heard, & regarded by him: this has great power with GOD; whatever is asked, believing, is received; GOD can deny nothing prayed for in this manner; it has great power with CHRIST, as Jacob had over the angel, when he wrestled with him; & as the woman of Canaan, when she importuned him, on account of her daughter, & would have no denial: such prayer has often been of much avail against Satan, who has been dispossessed by it; even the most stubborn kind of devils have been dislodged by fasting & prayer: it has often been the means of preserving kingdoms & nations, when invaded by enemies, as the instances of Jehoshaphat & Hezekiah show; & of removing judgments from a people, as was often done, through the prayers of Moses, as when fire & fiery serpents were sent among them; & of bringing down blessings as rain from heaven by Elijah; & of delivering particular persons from trouble, as Peter was delivered from prison, through the incessant prayer of the Church for him: & this power, & efficacy, & prevalence of prayer, does not arise from any intrinsic worth & merit in it, but from the grace of the SPIRIT, who influences & endites it, directs to it, & assists in it; & from the powerful mediation, precious blood, & efficacious sacrifice of CHRIST; & from the promise of GOD & CHRIST, who have engaged, that whatever is asked according to the will of GOD, & in the name of CHRIST, shall be done. The Jews have had formerly a great notion of prayer: the power of prayer, they say [b], is strong; & extol it above all other services: they say [c], it is better than good works, or than offerings & sacrifices; & particularly, the prayer of righteous men: says R. Eliezar [d].
to what is , prayer of righteous men" like? it is like a shovel: the sense is, that as the shovel turns the corn on the floor, from one place to another, so prayer turns the Holy blessed GOD from wrath to mercy.''
[b] Zohar in Exod. fol. 100. 1.[[c] T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 32. 2.[[d] T. Bab. Succa, fol. 14. 1. & Yebamot, fol. 64. 1.
Source: Delta Breeze | Jun. 25, 2021