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TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Doggie » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:58 am

The joy is that they will be restored and evil no more.
It is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me.

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Courageous » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:41 pm

So just do evil and all will be okay in the end?

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Courageous » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:46 pm

I try so hard not to exist in my little boxed mind. But I find it impossible to understand forgiveness at the degree you do

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Courageous » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:51 pm

I drool in tears at this moment. So much pain as a child.. so much fear. This is not what Papa wanted. But every tear is felt and salvaged. He Saved me from much. But what about those that weren't saved?

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Doggie » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:25 pm

Many of those that weren't saved are the ones that act out their anger in the evil we see and cry about. Having like you, lived through childhood abuse and later an abusive marriage, I rejoice when others find God's healing love, even if at the very end of their earthly life.
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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Judy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:12 pm

Each situation is unique. And Papa was there for every single incident. Not one bird falls from it's nest that He doesn't see. Most of us would jump in to save a child who is being abused, and we should do that!

Papa wants to save the abuser as well.

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Arus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:10 pm

One of the problems is that people instantly hate and condemn the abuser, never taking the time or trouble to find out why he/she is that way. The abuser needs just as much (if not more) understanding and help as the abused.
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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Judy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:24 pm

That's true, arus.

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Courageous » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:13 pm

Doggie wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:25 pm
Many of those that weren't saved are the ones that act out their anger in the evil we see and cry about. Having like you, lived through childhood abuse and later an abusive marriage, I rejoice when others find God's healing love, even if at the very end of their earthly life.
I've never married :) and was never in an abusive relationship as an adult. I know some of us have shared many happy and sad details of our lives on this board over the years... can be hard to keep memories accurate.. especially in this text world.

I too rejoice in anyone's salvation. For some of the evil in this world only Papa will know their destinies. I no longer have my hands around anyone's throat. Papa has allowed great healing in my Heart for which I am greatful.

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Re: TBN SUNDAY NIGHT - RESTORING THE SHACK

Post by Jewelia » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:12 pm

I'm sorry, I'm going to stray from the present topic here to say that I just finished watching all ten episodes of "Restoring The Shack." In the past I would watch a couple at a time, but today I felt compelled to watch them all in subsequential order. All I can say is WOW! Not only has the book, then the movie, but now these episodes have truly impacted my life. I HIGHLY recommend and hope you can take the time to go to TBN and watch these. Paul deals with such topics as pain and loss, self-worth, the real meaning around Jesus' words, "My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?", and many other topics. He shares so much of his life of childhood abuse and sexual assaults. His honesty and candor as he talks about his own past issue with pornography and how he was set free from it. Interestingly, it was not through any type of religiosity, but yet Papa God was all over it.

Through all of these different venues of The Shack, I see myself, Papa God, and our relationship through different eyes. I am even able to see my childhood trauma through different eyes in that I held God accountable because He didn't intervene, He didn't stop it. He didn't save me from a life of hell by taking me home with Him when I laid in death's palms at birth. It was this angst toward God, that became a wall of distrust blinding me from seeing His goodness. As episode 9 so beautifully addresses the topic of pain, these words from Papa to Mack, hit me like a ton of falling bricks "Mackenzie, one of the flaws in your thinking is that you don't believe that I am good, and until you believe that I am GOOD, you are never going to be able to trust me."

I can sum up everything here with these words,
"GOD is GOOD all the time, and ALL the time, GOD is GOOD!"

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