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Bring It On-Line: Diabetes and Fasting

My brother was murdered and I find it hard to forgive the person who killed him. To what extent do I need to forgive him? How will I know when I have forgiven enough? Does God expect me to forgive until I love this guy? I know fasting is ... Read Transcript


Terry: WE WANT TO TAKE

SOME TIME TO ANSWER E-MAIL

QUESTIONS YOU SENT US, SO

LET'S "BRING IT ON."

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM SUSAN,

WHO SAYS, "MY BROTHER WAS

MURDERED, AND I FIND IT HARD

TO FORGIVE THE PERSON WHO

KILLED HIM.

TO WHAT EXTENT DO I NEED TO

FORGIVE HIS MURDERER.

SOMETIMES MY ANGER IS SO

BIG, AND OTHER TIMES IT

FEELS MORE MANAGEABLE.

DOES GOD EXPECT ME TO

FORGIVE UNTIL I LOVE THIS

GUY?"

Pat: SUSAN, THE BIBLE

SAYS LOVE YOUR ENEMIES,

DESPITE THEY USE YOU AND

PERSECUTE YOU.

IT'S HARD.

BUT THE WAY TO DO IT IS TO

START PRAYING FOR GOD TO

BLESS THEM.

INSTEAD OF SAYING, KEEP ME

FROM HATING HIM, START

SAYING GOD, I WANT YOU TO

BLESS HIM.

REMEMBER, YOUR SINS -- YOUR

SINS, SUSAN, NAILED THE

NAILS INTO THE HANDS OF

JESUS CHRIST.

MY SIN, YOUR SIN, PUT HIM ON

THE CROSS.

AND JESUS SAID, FORGIVE

THEM.

THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE

DOING.

IF GOD CAN FORGIVE, AND IF

JESUS CAN FORGIVE THOSE WHO

NAILED HIM TO THE CROSS AND

BEAT HIM, THEN YOU AND I CAN

CERTAINLY FORGIVE THOSE WHO

HURT US.

IN YOUR CASE, THEY DIDN'T

HURT YOU.

THEY HURT YOUR BROTHER.

YOU JUST HAVE TO.

WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO TO HATE

SOMEBODY.

ALL IT DOES IS HURT YOU.

IT DOESN'T HURT THEM.

SO WHY HURT YOURSELF.

BUT UNTIL THAT IS FREED,

YOU'LL BE -- IT WILL BE LIKE

YOU HAVING ACID IN YOUR

SOUL, AND YOU DON'T NEED

THAT.

IT WILL CORRODE YOU.

BUT START PRAYING.

SAY, GOD, I PRAY THAT YOU'LL

BLESS HIM.

I PRAY THAT THE ONE WHO

KILLED MY BROTHER WILL FIND

JESUS.

I PRAY THEY WILL KNOW THE

SAME FAITH I KNOW.

AND GET YOU IN A DIFFERENT

MODE.

Terry: I KNOW YOU DON'T

LIKE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

FROM YOUNGER PEOPLE, BUT

THIS IS FROM CASSIDY, WHO IS

13, AND SHE SAYS, "I WAS

WONDERING IF THERE ARE BEDS

IN HEAVEN.

I HEARD THE VERSE IN MY

FATHER'S HOUSE, THERE ARE

MANY MANSIONS, BUT DO THEY

HAVE BEDS?"

Pat: THE BIBLE SAYS, HE

WHO WATCHES ISRAEL NEITHER

SLEEPS OR SLUM BERS.

WHEN YOU'RE AN ANGEL, YOU

DON'T NEED TO REST.

BODIES GET WORN OUT, BUT

ANGELS DON'T NEED THAT.

THEY ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS.

GOD DOESN'T SLEEP, AND I

DON'T THINK ANGELS SLEEP.

SO ARE THERE BEDS IN

HEAVEN?

I DON'T THINK WE'LL NEED TO

SLEEP, BUT I DON'T KNOW.

THE REAL TRANSLATION OF THAT

VERSE IS "IN MY FATHER'S

HOUSE ARE MANY DWELLING

PLACES."

IT'S NOT MANSIONS; IT'S

DWELLING PLACES.

THERE ARE PLACES FOR US.

IF SITTING DOWN OR LYING

DOWN IS PART OF IT, THAT'S

COOL.

I REALLY WOULDN'T WORRY

ABOUT IT TOO MUCH.

JUST KNOW THAT GOD IS GOING

TO LOOK AFTER YOU.

IT WILL BE SO GOOD YOU CAN'T

BELIEVE IT.

Terry: MAZY SAYS, "I

HEARD YOU SAY THE RAPTURE

HAPPENS AFTER THE SEVEN-YEAR

TRIBULATION.

CAN PEOPLE GET SAVED DURING

THAT, OR IS IT SET IN

STONE?"

Pat: DURING THE

MILLENNIUM, IT WILL BE THE

LAST PERIOD.

AND DURING THAT PERIOD,

THERE IS NO REASON -- IT IS

NOT FINAL, BUT THEN IT IS

ALL OVER.

I WOULD THINK -- GOD IS A

GOD OF INFINITE MERCY, AND

HE WOULD THAT EVERYBODY

WOULD COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE

OF THE TRUTH.

SO THE ANSWER IS YES.

Terry: ACCURACY

SAYS, "I KNOW FASTING IS

BIBLICAL, AND JESUS SAID

ONLY CERTAIN THINGS CAN COME

OUT BY FASTING AND PRAYER.

BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM.

I'M A DIABETIC AND I CAN'T

FAST.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?"

Pat: FIRST OF ALL, THE

SCRIPTURE, THE BETTER --

Terry: THE

TRANSLATION --

Pat: WELL, NOT THE

TRANSLATION, BUT THE BETTER

TEXT IS BETTER PRAYER THAN

FASTING.

THAT'S THE BETTER TEXT OF

THAT SCRIPTURE.

IF YOU'VE GOT DIABETES, GOD

DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GO INTO

SOME DIABETIC SHOCK BECAUSE

YOU'RE NOT EATING FOOD.

THERE ARE VARIOUS WAYS TO

FAST --

Terry: YOU CAN FAST TO

A PLEASURE, LIKE

TELEVISION.

Pat: IN DANIEL, THEY

HAD SOMETHING CALLED NO

PLEASANT BREAD.

HE DIDN'T EAT DESSERT.

BUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS

DENYING YOURSELF A

LEGITIMATE ACTIVITY SO THAT

YOU WILL LET YOUR SOUL GET

CLOSER TO GOD.

YOU COULD MOSSES OR

SOMETHING.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS

YOU CAN DO.

Terry: WE THANK YOU FOR

YOUR QUESTIONS.

THAT'S ALL OF THE TIME WE

HAVE FOR NOW.

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