Personal profile for user screen name: starfireBeen a believer all my life, but new to studying
bible esp. in depth and about a 3 year student
of bible prophecy (a passion of mine....) regarding both those pointing to the 1st AND 2nd coming of Christ) To see HOW EXACT God was in
His fulfillment in the prophecies of the 1st Coming, there is no doubt He will be in the 2nd.
Favorite Verse?? Romans 8:28
(I really NEED this one)
Favorite Translation: NASB (but like to compare and
contrast NIV and NKJV and AMP with it for added meaning)
Favorite Study Bible: Life Application because it
has more notes ...would like to find one with even MORE notes...esp. on the hard passages which none seem to address.. (Whenever I have a deep question
that totally baffles me, there seems to be no comment on it and it is FRUSTRATING..which is why
I am SO HAPPY that the Holy Spirit led me to find
this group :-)
Really, just learning how to do in depth study
and am hoping to learn the secrets to best resources and practical suggestions here!
Why is my name StarFire??
It's a living example of Romans 8:28!
I was raised catholic and while believing
in Jesus with my whole heart, didn't read
the bible and consequentially didn't know
much of what our Lord asks of us.
I'd really gotten DEEPLY into astrology and
initially chose the name StarFire because
I love the Stars(astrology is star-gazing),
and find fire mesmerizing..plus I am a Fire sign
astrologically. A few years back when I was into
this, I knew in one part of the bible the Lord
denounces astrology, but then the 3 wise men were
astrologers and by stargazing, they knew that our Lord was about to make the scene even before the STAR of Bethlehem guided them directly TO Him.
I thought God didn't want us to use astrology to
make PREDICTIONS about others, but to study it
to better understand personalities was OK.
Since I have been born in God's Spirit, I've been
devouring His Word. I became more troubled by my confusion over astrology and finally gave UP trying to find the answer in the bible.
Instead, I PRAYED heartfully, asking JESUS, for an answer.
Then one day I got it that it really doesn't matter if it's astrology or chewing gum (or whatever....no matter HOW innocent it may seem to be) - if I have any confusion whether or not something is objectionable to the Lord, why DO
it? Do I love that activity MORE than the thought that it MIGHT be offensive to Him? I QUIT...
Sometime later I felt it necessary to get rid of my extensive (and expensive) astrological library--to totally rid myself of it.
Again, I had a very hard time doing this. One night while praying to JESUS that I LOVE Astrology...what if I'm wrong and He doesn't mind
I'd asked if I should keep the books or rid my
home of them....no, make that I asked if I
could KEEP the books just in case I'm wrong, or He gives me the OK at some point...
His response was so clear in my head. He said,
"I died for you. Is this really too much to
Well, there was my answer-clear as a bell!
Being in an extreme BIND financially, I was
considering selling the 100s of books.
Thinking God might give someone else the OK
on it -after all I personally knew a NUN who led
astrological seminars..even a weekend retreat on
Then again in answer to a prayer God told me,
(-sometimes He answers me in WORDS, sometimes
in a THOUGHT. I'll try to relay His answer in my
'IF you had been a "casual" drug user and gave
it up for Me, but had a "stash" worth hundreds
of dollars, would you sell this, which to a heavily dependent user would be POISON or not take that chance and throw it OUT,then trust in ME for your finances?'
I got rid of
everything..Admittedly, I did it in stages,but I did it. (Yes, in the garbage)
So after ALL THIS, I thought...I love the name
StarFire....not just because of astrology, but
just the image it conjures up of a warm (firey)
star burning brightly in the dark sky. I prayed
about it and one day while sitting at my computer
wondering again about it, the thoughts came to me...Jesus IS the Morning STAR, the DaySTAR--
And the Holy Spirit came on Tongues of FIRE.
Jesus spoke to Moses in a Firey bush and God (the Father) stretched the heavens including the Stars! I then knew that God had made something GOOD out of this and I could go on enjoying the name with a whole NEW perspective on what it
represents to me now...
Personally I found it miraculous how God can transform our lives and 'make all things work
together for good'. I had a real life example :-)
And so.....if you read this far one of your gifts
is indeed patience ;-)
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!
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