Thursday, May 19, 2005

J~Land Bible Believer's Questionair..

One of my newier friends put this quiz out to those who are Bible Believer's, just so we could get to know each other better.  So if you want, answer in your Journal but leave a link so I can read it!! LOL

The color of my Bible is~   Purple

The Bible version I carry around is~NIV (The Mother's Devotional Bible) But on the computer I use the KJV.. and yes I know all the arguments about the NIV.. I like to use both but I agree that some of the NIV is not very good and it would be nice if at church everyone would use the same translation but everyone has their own that they like to use for personal study and then one for quoting lol.

I became interested in God at age~ hard to say when I first started seeking him.. I know we went to church on and off again as a kid and I loved going threw the confirmation classes threw the Episcopal church.

 I gave my life to the Lord at age~  23 ( I am sure I had said the prayer of salvation before then but that was when I really started to follow him and seek after him.. and KNOW HIM)

 Answer Yes or No Have you ever "backslid"?  Have you backslid more than once? Are you backsliding now? (If you don't know the answer to this question skip)   Well, that term indicates that you have gone back in your walk.. you have not gone forward and made progress.. and some teach if you are in that state you are not saved, but I think we  are a work in progress and we are redeemed even if we not come into full maturity yet.  Have I ever gone back to old sins, old habits?? Yes, but that scripture about a dog going back to lap up his vomit is very true, and it is the worst feeling in the world knowing you are out of God's will for your life and are not being obedient to him.. I don't recommend it at all.  I think the better question would be am I walking in the flesh or the spirit.. and I would say that is a day to day struggle..

What "Christian/Judeo lingo" did you pick up after becoming a Christian/Jew/Messianic  that you use that most people outside the church don't understand? Good question!  Maybe some of my non Christian friends can tell me if some of the things I am saying sounds like greek?? LOL I try and not speak Christianisse too much and really even in Christian circles one term could mean one thing and another to some one else.  But maybe what I have picked up most is.. The Word, Saved, Born Again, Redeemed, TRUTH, Rapture, End Times, Walking in the Flesh or Spirit.

Have you ever been involved with a cult or sect that you came out of and realize taught error?  If so, make a list.  THANKFULY NO!  The Lord was so good to me to lead me to a place where Truth is taught.  I am still at the same church I was saved in.  My inlaws go to a Unity Church.. and we almost joined there.. but that was when we were in the mind set that oh church is good for children.. but after going there for an Easter Service.. I just knew something was not right about them, but couldn't at the time pin it down.

Which denominations have you been involved with? Growing up it was the Episcopal Church mostly.  The church I go to now is two churches that have joined together and became one.  My side was nondenominational (and I still think of myself as such) and the other side was Church Of God Of Prophecy denomination.

Which denomination are most of your friends from?  Really I have friends from all spectrums of the scale, and I don't even like to look at what denomination some one is (but sometimes it helps when understanding them), just know by their fruits if they are my Brother or Sister in Christ.  I don't like the labels of denominations.. hello.. if you are a believer and a follower in Jesus.. you are a Christian.  So when ppl ask me what I am.. I just say a Bible Believe'n, Spirit filled, Christian.  I honestly think some time soon we are just going to be glad to be around other believers, and denominations is really not going to be such an issue.

Were you ever persecuted for your FAITH?  If so how?  (Give short edited version)   Not any real persecution (not yet).  WE are very blessed to live in America but I do for see a time that it will happen.

Did you ever throw out, burn or tear up anything after you came to the Lord?  If so, what was it?  (You don't have to tell us if you don't want to) : )  I can look back and chuckle at it now but at the time I really wanted my whole life to reflect my walk and I wanted to purge myself of ungodly things, it wasn't so much a conscious thing.. but a natural desire to do so.. I took off my class ring because it had my zodiac sign on it, I refused a gift of a t-shirt from a friend because it had the yin and yan on it, I got rid of alllllll my Stephen King and Ann Rice books (mom was kinda pissed because most of the Stephen King books were hers lol)  All the Pokie'mon things my kids had gotten into, some of the cds we had, smudge stick we used to use to "purify" our apartment, dream catchers, crystals..  YOU just don't realize how much JUNK you have in your life until you come into TRUTH!

Has anyone ever told you what spiritual gifts you have?  If so, what did they tell you?  (Don't list what you think you have)  Do you think they were right?  I have been told maybe the gift of healing..but I would have to step out and test that, wisdom and discernment (sometimes I wonder about that lol) gift of service to others and more recently the gift of hospitality

What is your "life's verse", the Bible verse you think defines the course of your life?   Ohhh there are so many I cling to depending on the situation.  I have scriptures printed out and taped all over the house LOL Philipians 4: 8 comes to mind and Isaiah 61: 1-3

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Philippians 4:8 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.

What is your favorite book of the Bible?   Mathew, a very good book to study and come to know the basics about salvation and getting to know who Jesus is and also chapter 24/25 for the EndTimes

Who is your favorite Bible character?  and  Whose your second favorite? Ofcourse Jesus (is He considered a character?) But the one I identify the most with is the beggar at the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was healed.  I have many reasons for this and especially if you read my Remembrance page you can understand.  More recently I had a word spoken over me that I was like the temple gate Beautiful, where the beggars can come to and be filled and healed (filled with the saving Knowledge of Jesus Christ, is what I took from that, a gateway to let  ppl come to me with their questions and prayer requests and for me to lead them to Christ, who is the one who will heal them of their hurts, this is a post in of it's self because after hearing that I did a big long search to find out more about the gate called Beautiful and found out some really neat things.. for one that is the gate Jesus went threw on the donkey when he entered Jerusalem  when the ppl declared Hosanna in the Highest and Hallelujah and Jesus is going to enter threw when he returns.. so also part of my ministry is the EndTimes message) 

Do you have any interesting Christian books other than the Bible that you'd highly recommend?   I am very cautious in what books I read now, even ones that claim to be a Christian book.  I rather ppl go right to the source then an interpretation of what the Bible says and ask the Holy Spirit to help them in understanding.  But a good book that is not about doctrine but an uplifting one about how the Lord works in ppl lives is called, Let's Roll, The Tod Beamer Story.  You may recognize that name from 9-11, he was on the plane that crashed into the field instead of heading into Washington as planned by the terrorists.  It is written by his wife from  her point of view.

Are you Pre, Post, or Mid Trib?  Or are you Preterist? (Meaning it already happened).  Did I leave out a possibility?   I guess to best describe what I believe on the Rapture is categorized as Mid Trib or Mid-Tribulation.. but that is not exactly correct.  I know that many ppl confuse Tribulation and The Wrath Of God to be the same things.. and they are not.  And I don't think the Great Tribulation is going to last 7  years like some do but more like 3 1/2 with the Beast in power and then we are raptured or caught away, and THEN the wrath is being poured out on the earth. 

Do you think there's one, two or no rapture coming?   If God could do anything for you in the end times that would be your biggest wish, what would it be?   One rapture, or catching away, but two resurrections.. First one is at the Rapture, when those dead in Christ will raise first and then we will be caught in the air to meet Christ and the second is at the Judgment Thorn.. where those dead with out Christ face him.  My biggest prayer is that he prepares me to be his bride, with out spot or wrinkle, that he gives me his strength when I face the deep persecution coming and that he uses me to open other's eyes.

Have you ever seen an angel or demon?    In dreams and visions but not in my waking life, but I have felt them.

What is the bravest thing God ever helped you do as a Christian?  Up to this point, because I know he has so much more in store for me and my life, I would say the words to speak to the media when my niece was kidnapped, giving me that Peace that she would be found and speak clearly that my hope for that was because of HIM, and then the healing process it took for me to face my abortion and speak out to others about it and get INVOLVED in stopping other women from making this mistake. 

How long do you think before the end comes?  Meaning the fulfillment of Matthew Chapter 24?  Just your best guess.  We aren't being prophetic here...  I WANT it to be really soon.. like I had said to some one.. get on with it all ready.. like pulling off a band aid real fast LOL and I don't like to put numbers or dates on it because he said not even He knew the exact day or time.. but he did give us things to watch for and we would know the season when it comes... and I think we are living in that season now.. So for sure my lifetime.. maybe in the next ten years, depending on World Events and how fast they come about.. keep watching Israel and for a 7 year peace treaty with MANY nations and being blessed by the Pope and the building of the Temple.. that is a major thing that HAS to happen first.


  1. GIRL you have a PURPLE BIBLE LOL ??????????? Tracys fav color is purple. I wondereed aout that backslide questoin I mean who could say no to that one.

  2. This could explain why the journal is also purple...  I know, nobody liked the backsliding question... please feel free to change the questionaire...  it's a Christianese phrase anyway although it's used a few times in the OT...

  3. Oh, I thought about doing this....but I was too sick to think.  lol  I can see you with a purple Bible.  Did you know everyone thought I was wierd because I wouldn't let Bubba build a dream catcher with the rest of his class in third grade.  - Barbara

  4. I did it at my new journal.

  5. Hello, I'm new and found my way here to your journal through a link. That is a very interesting questionaire.