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Addition to Salvation testimony
I was born again when I got saved. I was very supernaturally lead through a sinners prayer and I invited Jesus into my heart and I felt Him mightily enter into my heart. briefly on how i was lead through the sinners prayer:
I had been reading the Bible about 8-10 hours a day for about three days and God talked to me through the Scripture that's says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." rev 3:20
I began weeping telling the Lord that I want that more than anything (and I wasn't a weeper). the next morning I snapped out of sleep very early in the morning and I felt the Lord all around me like a cloud. It was incredible. I knew He wanted me to turn on the TV, when I did I began changing the channels and I stopped on a channel that had a mans face taking up the whole screen. the first words out of his mouth was, "if you haven't accepted the Lord as your Savior I want you to say this prayer after me...." He lead me through the sinners prayer and my soul got saved very powerfully. I was screaming out to God to have mercy on my condemned soul "I'm a sinner!" I felt the blood of the lord jesus wash me from my sins. I was instantly healed of horrible oppression, depression and horrible anxiety.
I opened the door of my heart and felt Jesus come in and the demons flea. and after satan was there and so was the Lord. The devil told me he was going to kill me and I answered, "At least I'm going to heaven" I felt his insane wrath boil over and he fled and the Lord laughed.
and a lot more stuff happened during those few days. believe it or not it happened. May God strike me dead if I'm lying. I was a child of God born again. It was wonderful. and it still is because i see the lord is using me in spite of my own self. iv' e been through a lot since iv' e been saved. a lot of trials and tribulations. But I pray God has mercy on me because Iv' e been squeezed to death by the Lord and it's all very fearful.
here's a message I did just a few days ago. there will be more to come.
Fear God and Keep His Commandments
God Bless You?
Origins and legends
Several possible origins are commonly given. The practice of blessing a sneeze, dating as far back as at least 77 AD, however, is far older than most specific explanations can account for.
One explanation holds that the custom originally began as an actual blessing. Gregory I became Pope in 590 as an outbreak of the bubonic plague was reaching Rome. In hopes of fighting off the disease, he ordered unending prayer and parades of chanters through the streets. At the time, sneezing was thought to be an early symptom of the plague. The blessing ("God bless you!") became a common effort to halt the disease.
A variant of the Pope Gregory I story places it with Pope Gregory VII, then tells the common story of "Ring Around the Rosey" being connected to the same plague.
A legend holds that it was believed that the heart stops when you sneeze, and the phrase "bless you" is meant to ensure the return of life or to encourage your heart to continue beating.
Another version says that people used to believe that your soul can be thrown from your body when you sneeze, that sneezing otherwise opened your body to invasion by the Devil or evil spirits, or that sneezing was your body's effort to force out an invading evil spirit. Thus, "bless you" or "God bless you" is used as a sort of shield against evil.
Alternatively, it may be possible that the phrase began simply as a response for an event that wasn't well understood at the time.
Another belief is that people used to see sneezing as a sign that God would answer your prayers or an omen of good fortune or good luck. In this case, "Bless you" would be in recognition of that luck.
Real Cause of a sneeze:
A sneeze (or sternutation) is a semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs at a minimum speed of 150 kph. Sneezing is usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa, but can more rarely be caused by sudden exposure to bright light or a full stomach. Sneezing is popularly considered to help spread disease in many cultures.