August 25th

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Revelation 17

Drunk. Intoxicated. Inebriated. And, no, I'm not talking about from alcohol. Revelation 17 talks about drunkenness in the context of the people living at this time being drunk with sexual immorality (verse 2). And in verse 6 we're told the great prostitute is "drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." What a picture. Rampant and out of control sin have clearly become the norm.

These verses hit me square in the face today. As I thought about them I realized that this state of being "drunk with sin"(regardless of what that sin is) isn't that difficult to fall into and once we're there it can be difficult to get out. So what are some things we can do to help keep us tuned in to possible pitfalls? And, if someone we know is struggling with sin, how can we be of help? Tami W.

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As God's children we need to be accountable for one another. Lifting our Brothers & Sister's up and leading more lost souls to the Lord. We should never hesitate to pray for one another. Oh my goodness we need to stop being so self centered. It's not about us it's about Glorifying our Lord. God helps us. We need to stay tuned into the word. Let's face it we all have sin. We must repent and don't let Satan used his tactics of depression and not worthy on us. We know we're not worthy. But the lamb of God is Worthy.

I think that the church has a real problem on helping those struggling with sin. People just don't know what to do with someone who either admits a real struggle or who is "caught" in their sin.

I quite agree with Darlene's comments. We must always remind ourselves that, what we have acquired as "possessions" or what we may be trying to acquire in this life, none of it belongs to us. Everything in heaven,between heaven and earth, on earth or below the earth belongs to God. Without God, we are nothing. So instead of becoming slaves to material things we need to concentrate on the Word. Do not anyone or anything take you away from reading His Word daily. Pray for others and for God's mercy and grace to fall on us. if we are blessed with any of these possessions then we are blessed, so that we may share it. There are so many persons in the world and in our own neighbourhood with whom we can share. If we have it, God gave it to us for a purpose - a good purpose.

If someone we know, is struggling with sin, I think we can bring them to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to show us in what way we can help this person, we must not become "holier than thou" becuase that is not how Jesus has tught us. Keep praying for the person and I know He will show us a way. We might not be the persons he chooses. He might just choose someone else. God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.

I am truly happy for Powered by 4. Tami, I pray and I believe all of us are praying for you, that God will continue to guide and strengthen you in your ministry. We love you.
God bless you all and may He continue to strenthen our faith and love.

What great comments from everyone. I always remember the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I." Everyone of us has a sinful nature that needs to be kept in check by God's Holy Spirit.
We shouldn't look down on others who are sinning. We are not perfect ourselves.

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