Well, your forest dream fits the description of the Garden of Eden, like fruit trees, with lots of beautiful plants! Even Satan, the dragon, who has become a believer in Christ and saved, will be there. And all the other תַּ֝נִּינִ֗ים (tan·nî·nîm) too praising the LORD! Psalm 148:7
Genesis 1:11-12 And God said, gLet the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed
Wow my friend! Ifm truly honored that you see me messages like that! I always try to make my messages sound more personal. I think if someone wanted likec professional wordy sounding posts, they can go on other Christian Universalist websites. I think itfs more fun to read if itfs more expressive :D and I have a lot of fun typing this way too!
Ah, I seec My friend, I pray to the Lord that He helps guide your through the mental issues that youfre experiencing and aids you in overcoming your struggles. Truly, Ifm humbled that my words mean so much to you. It seems the Lord can work through people, in a wayc which describes how I felt when typing my posts to you, like I mentioned before, like the Holy Ghost speaking through me, in a wayc.
Ah okc so for your anxious feelingc for me my answer to gWhat if Ifm actually lying to myselfh is this thought process. First, we know that God never lies.
Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
This also tells us that He does not change His mind. So to believe in Christ and be saved, we know this is true therefore. So when someone is saved, when the Holy Spirit is inside of them, theyfre permanently saved, Godfs commitment is guaranteed.
Thus, for all anxiety, give it all the Lord. Throw it to Him.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
One friend of mine who had anxiety, I told them this, and they said it helped cheer them up.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Our heart is flawed because we are Adamfs descendants. Meaning, even when Christ has already forgiven us, our heart might guilt trip us for maybe a small mistake in the past and try and falsely tell us gNo, you canft have happiness!h Even though Jesus has given love and joy to the whole world through forgiveness. John 3:16 Our heart might be afraid seeing world news and falsely say gWe are doomed!h When the Lord is our Blessed Hope. Titus 2:13
Salvation is not about what we can do to save ourselves. Itfs simply belief, like a child, like a mustard seed. Jesus Christfs sacrifice is already finished John 19:28-30. Christ Jesus has already shown His love and forgiveness to the world. For us, itfs only when we choose to accept it.
For me, I know I have sin, not just what I was born with from being Adamfs descendant, but also mistakes Ifve made where I held false witness, lied about things. Thatfs why when I type these, I always quote Bible verses, I try to get the Holy Ghost in me to speak, since God always tells the truth, and sometimes, I simply might not have the knowledge of something, meanwhile God knows all that He has created.
1 John 3:20 For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
And those gheart quotesh I mentioned, well my friendc thatfs what my heart tells me all the time. My own sick heart tries to push me down sometimes, it makes me worried about so many small wrongdoings I did in the past, when I lay in my bed, and they resurge in my memories. Things that the Lord has already forgiven me for, yet I still remember them. Acts 13:38 And Heaven will be so wonderful, that none of this horrible suffering will be remembered. Isaiah 43:18 Isaiah 65:17
Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
And my own family, some of them unfortunately believe in the false doctrine of endless conscious torment, so when I read the news with them, and we talk, my own deceitful heart gWhat if youfre wrong Harold. What if not everyone is saved?h so I look at scripture to comfort me from my fear of Hell, the Bible proves to me that Hell is not real. No loving God would torture people forever.
PSALM 103:8-14 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.
So, I ignore the negative things my heart says, and instead look at hope through scripture. Even though I have the Holy Spirit in me, my physical body is a descendant of Adam. In Heaven, even though we will receive glorified bodies. Philippians 3:21, believers can still get biologically sick, like with diseases such as Covid-19.
The ghearth is essentially a biological organ, like the brain, and can be altered by physical circumstances. Unfortunately, many people are born with diseases, not of their own fault Like how
And his disciples asked him, gRabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?h Jesus answered, gIt was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.
Not all anxiety is a result of sin. Not all diseases are punishment for sin. Us humans, wefre physical creatures here on Earth, sometimes itfs just a biological effect.
My younger sister also had an intense fear of death in the past. After I found the truth, that Christ saves all, I showed the scriptures to her and she cried tears of joy.