Justice For the Children


PIZZAGATE. I wondered what is was about and what it had to do with Pizza. I decided to investigate Pizza gate and was shocked that a word as inviting and scrumptious as Pizza is used to describe a  blood-thirsty, dehumanizing and underworld  activity of the elite and our highest government officials.  After watching a few videos from the reputable sources, such as The Hagmann & Hagmann Report and Info Wars, I became angry that so few reporting agencies even mention the PizzaGate human violation. Why is no one talking about it?

The more I research,  the more I wondered why most of our fellow countrymen and particularly parents, educators and law enforcement was not in a national uproar.

 

Upon further investigation, I’m finding horrors stories from victims of this pedophile atrocity and I am sickened that anyone could have anything to do. Victims range from very small children to young women to be used in sacrificial rituals I will present this blog with videos which will speak the truth about this perverted practices. May we be shaken and convicted to move in urgent action to stand in the gap for these precious victims. As a journalist and musician, I cannot ignore Pizza Gate anymore and it is my duty as a youth-child advocate to educate everyone about child sex-trafficking. We can no longer  bury our heads in the sand and be preoccupied with our music endeavors, families and lifestyles. If we are a nation under God, we must cry out to God, repent and stop all evil abuses against our people.

https://www.factretriever.com/human-trafficking-facts

NEAR to the BROKEN-HEARTED


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The weight was becoming so crushing that Barbara could barely  breath

I got off of my tread mill, at the telephones’ ringing and heard my precious sister Barbara’s voice, weak with grief.  She was grieving for her son, Adam and it was a very difficult time for her. I was grateful to be  available for her and listened as she poured out her heart to me. Feelings of protectiveness came over me like a mother bear seeing her cub being threatened.  I knew the enmey was trying to drag her backwards into the depths of bondage.  I waited for Holy Spirit to download instruction on how to minister to her.

I felt a very heavy burden of anguish and then I asked her to rest and be still because I was going to release a song over her. The inspiration of lyrics came to me the past Saturday because of a burden for my three younger sisters who were are battling weights from their past. As I was checking my emails, I saw a dear prophetic brother who wrote that Holy Spirit had told him I was going to write another song. I grabbed my pen and within 5 minutes I wrote  “Enter My Rest” Holy Spirit reminded me  of  Hebrews 4:11Let us therefore strive to enter into His rest.

I could feel a spiritual tug of war going on with Barbra, but I told her I felt to sing Shalom over her. the new song,  Enter my Rest and Beautiful Daughter. Holy Spirit was showing me that Abba wanted her to  let go of all the weights..and rest in him. Then He showed me a performance anxiety spirit was pulling her. So we prayed together against the spirit.    I saw that we indeed were in a tug of war. Yashuah Jesus, Barbara and I were on one side of the  rope and the  demonic spirits at the other end. We continued to pray and we took authority over the spirits. .

As we were waging warfare,  standing firm, we felt the noose was loosening. Barbara prayed and then started singing Hallelujah, we sing hallelujah. I joined in and we were singeing prophetically.

hallelujah. We sing hallelujah,  We sing hallelujah to our King

You release us to the skies, cause we are butterflies.

We are soaring into glory.. He releases us into the skies

We soar on weightless wings and look into our Father eyes,

All of a sudden, Barbara laughed and she was light with exhilaration. Father helped her to break through. It was so delightful, she suddenly burst out that she saw a vision of millions of Monarch butterflies being released. WOW! was all I could say!

Truly, Barbara’s received a glorious breakthrough and fresh  anointing of her ability to see visions. We were enthralled at the fresh unction of confidence and strength Father had given her and we marveled at how Father is so near His children when they are broken-hearted.

During my prayer over Barbara, I also  reminded her  that Yashuah had already set a banquet table for us to dine on His exquisite delicacies of mercy and grace, among many others.  Though He invites us and often we come in shabby clothes and   broken as paupers, he garbs us in  pure white wedding gowns, spotless in His blood.  Sister Barbara and all my precious brothers and sisters, let us fall back into His hammock of love after you have confessed your sins and weaknesses! Release and rest!

“Enter My Rest” Holy Spirit reminds us in  Hebrews 4:11.  Let us therefore strive to enter into His rest. For some of us, we may need to ask God’s help to discipline ourselves from the stringent bondage of work and striving. God is faithful..He hears our cries and will surely help!

Are You THIRSTING?


 Isaiah 55:1
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink–even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk–it’s all free!

 When I was a very young believer, fronting our Christian hard rock band, The Promise with my then boyfriend, lead guitarist, Chris, Isaiah’s words leaped at my heart. The call was so compelling that we wrote “Are  You Thirsting” for our band repertoire’s opening call.

  Many today are thirsting and many others do not even realize their  frenzied searching for truth and dabbling in the occult is a cry for truth. My prayer is that the compelling videos included here in my blog today  will be the answer you are searching for. I especially challenge my Jewish brothers and sisters to look up in your prayer time and ask Father Jehovah to reveal the truth once and for all.

 In these last days,  God’s Clarion call rings out to all across the globe.
May these wonderful videos move your heart  that Jesus Yashiach  HaMaschiah is the risen and glorious son of the most high God.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjDQ-fLWzPk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHHwUQjEYQ
Behold he is risen from the dead and has given us all the authority over satan and his  cohorts. Behold, the harvest is white for the reaping of which Father God is equipping and anointing His children to do His business. Father has given us a reprieve and we must be about our work quickly. Now is the time for salvation. Now is the appointed time for all to come to the cross. Our God has opened up the doors of hidden wisdom and revelation and His people must  take advantage and declare the way of the Lord to every people, tongue and nation. In times past, truth was sealed, but God has chosen to use modern technology to show the hard-hearted and doubtful that His Son,  has truly come and risen from the grave to give us eternal life and salvation.
 Heavenly Father,  we beseech thee with broken and humble hearts.  Help us be unified, all of us  standing in the gap for the lost. Lord of heaven and earth, creator of the universe. be merciful for those who have been led astray.  bring your precious Jewish people back into Your fold, their glorious destiny. We declare open hearts and open minds to be illuminated by precious Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh . We thank you for Your harvest, in Jesus name, amen.

THE FELLOWSHIP OF SUFFERING


DSCN3556 John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Journal Entry, March3, 2017

My quest to find answers to the tormenting mystery of the JAW-mouth Dystonia continues. Each hour, I continue to rely heavily on Father giving me the strength to endure, uncomplainingly. My seasonal job, delivering telephone books door-to-door, started last week and my body is weary. from the windy-cold and the physical exertion.  Unlike  several years ago, when I bitterly complained to Father that I should be on tour with my incredible band. I told him, how hard it was to have do such humbling work when He had blessed me with such talent. And then the added grief of being misunderstood, alienated from wonderful fellowship and dealing with a tormentically distracting movement disorder was more than any human to bear. Even now, the pain in my (now also)  left jaw is painful and  I can barely stand to do anything. The past nine years of this  horrendous disorder (and the thought that there is no reversal for the damaged joints should cause me to sink into utter depression). Honestly, it has been lonely beyond belief and at times, I deem my small music-compassionate outreach, Brave Flame Productions-Outreach a thankless job, (at times). I am a very social person and  cherish the camaraderie of friends and loved ones being emotionally and spiritually connected with me.

Nevertheless, I realize that this ongoing suffering has brought about great change in my spiritual outlook and Father’s glorious workmanship in my life. This realization had brought me to create my 5 part-series journalism-color photographs and devotional series, ARISE FROM YOUR GRAVE. It has also compelled me to record and produce songs for two concurrent albums, a prophetic rock , Mod Prophet and a worship album, The Anointing, (His presence). One would expect that the result would be a publishing book deal and distribution or at least interest in the recorded works.  My book series still await  publication and my albums are still incomplete.

I wait upon the Lord, for He will renew my strength. What strength? For any passionately creative person in the midst of projects, there’s always the hope of success and renown. For the child of God, renown would be being sought after for the expertise of the skill. There is dealing with the disappointment of struggling financially and/or having few customers-patrons. So, I tell Father, more than anything… I wish to be in His perfect will.

This prayer brought me to place and realization of the precious treasure of His presence and company. In this quiet place of seeking Him above even success in my creative endeavors, He shows me what he truly values as spiritual wealth and abundance.

Each morning, as I arise to consciousness, I’ve disciplined my spirit to mediate on several verses. I have had to train myself because the left jaw is so violently  spastic that I awoke several times during the night in great pain. I didn’t want to succumb to anger or bitterness as I had with my past Lyme Disease battle in 1992.

Psalm 19:14

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Once awake, I ask Holy Spirit to order my steps and  focus me on what scripture He wants me to meditate on.  During the next hour, He will show me someone who needs a prayerful phone call, a hand-made card or care package. Yesterday, a Christian sister’s name popped into my spirit. I said, “Okay Abba, I will call Jackie, (not her real name)”

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When .I called Jackie, she replied, “That is amazing, Anita. I was thinking of you just yesterday and i was going to call you.” She asked me how I was doing with my jaw-mouth situation and I immediately gave her details of how I thought I was stopping my own healing. I slipped more often than I’d liked, saying  things like, day , “I can’t do that because of this disabling TMJ-Dystionia.” Lately, I was at least catching myself in mid sentence and repenting and saying, I am healed.” Jackie  admitted she was also speaking sickness over herself., her lungs and poor breathing. Jackie’s lungs had deteriorated so bad in the past year that she was on oxygen all day! I was thankful, that though my jaw-throat situation was very painful and distracting, at least I could drive and walk around freely. Jackie then confessed that during her seeking prayer to God about her suffering, she had deep, unresolved grief about her childhood and past.

I was astounded hen she mentioned her deep grief because i  was presently getting victory over my own many losses by reading a wonderful deliverance book, Pray Through It  by Rob Morrisette. The author was very detailed about the traumas and strongholds of his counselees and I was getting freer and freer reading about the victorious testimonies of the people.  Rob’s counseling manner was very detailed and he stressed bringing every painful incident to God in prayer and asking for healing. Jackie was very excited and wrote down the name of the book. I also shared with her about my joy of participating on the conference telephone line several hours each day with passionate prayer warriors across our nation. I told her how strengthened I was in their company and the powerful anointing of their prayers. She admitted to feeling judged around other brethren  and I felt she was constrained by a spirit of unworthiness. Jackie also took down the conference prayer call number and I prayed with her.

At the end of our discourse, Jackie was in tears and prayed for me. She thanked God for me being obedient God had put me on her heart the day before, but she didn’t call and was grateful that I was spiritually sensitive. I was deeply humbled and broken that Father was so gracious to even use me in such a way..to build up and strengthen my precious sister who  said she felt she was backslidden!

This call was a confirmation that I was  right where Father wanted me to be, sitting in his love and waiting for direction. My direction happens to be the gift of edifying, building up my brothers and sisters who feel broken  weak and unworthy.  Father is not so concerned about my creative endeavors, (however God-inspired they are) but about developing intuitiveness to the needs and brokenness of my brethren. In order to have sensitivity to ascertain that my brother and sister needs tenderness, encouragement or a tangible need, (such as rent money or groceries), I need to stay deeply connected and deeply compassionate, however rough or irresponsible they may seem. I’ve desperately longed for patience, long-suffering and understanding about my weird  movement (with loud voice) disorder and have often been judged harshly and misunderstood. But Father has used these painful times so I can learn long-suffering and kindness.  Separating myself unto Him and worshiping with a thankful heart has borough me to precious places of surrender, where I can give out of a pure heart. Though my physical reserves, (my energy) seem limited, my capacity to  love has so increased. Father is nurturing my capacity to love deeper than a surface level. If I encounter relationships were a brethren seems difficult, a nuisance or unpleasant to be around, I ask Father to remind me that there may be deeply-rooted generational issues or traumas from childhood and up.

The Pray It Through, book  has been eye-opening resource to delve deeply into the hearts of my brothers and sisters and where Father can groom me to love, not just in word and deed, but true empathy! I believe this is what causes strife and rejection in the body. We say we love  (and pray for) our brother or sister from afar, yet we will not come forth in honesty and reason at the table with them and our Heavenly Father.

I pray that my brothers and sisters take a deeper look at their season of suffering and submit it to our Abba. He will show us how he is breaking down ideologies of tradition, religion and even relationships, (as the secular arena perceives them). Our ways are not God’s ways and our thoughts are not His. He uses the weak, broken , ugly things, and even small, insignificant (according to the world’s standards) ministries.

He has made everything beautiful in His time. Ecc 3:11

When mega-churches and mega-ministries crumble at His glorious appearance because they did not minister to the orphans, widows and  foreigner, those ministries build on His compassion will thrive and be the lighthouse to the nations!

Let us remember that the temporary sufferings and lacks are not worthy to be compared with the glories which await us in heaven! be encouraged my brother and sister! God sees and he is pleased.

WRONG CHORD, WRONG PEOPLE


Miles Davis is one of the greatest Jazz  trumpeters-composers of all time, but this blog is not so much about Mile’s transcendent talent as it is his keen insight, intuition and sensitivity.

For me to appreciate Jazz and be so influence by this eclectic and sometimes complicated genre of music, is a true testimony to God’s desire to give good gifts to his children. I had no musicians in my family, but as a young girl, I had an uncanny gift to be able to know harmony. I loved to sing but had no idea I would have such a love of composing, experimenting with chords and playing my guitar quite many years later. So this jazz thing continues to compel me and my appetite for the scrumptious diminished, flatted fifths and major/minor chords teased my ear. My jazz artistry really grew, working with the incredible Calabrese brothers David and Michael.

Jazz became more and more a part of me and even though I was nursed on rock.  As lead vocalist, fronting my first Christian hard rock band, The Promise with lead guitarist, Chris Durante, I wanted to fuse the complex, sophisticated chords of Jazz with the power of Rock. Chris happened to be on the same wavelength as I and we composed many enduring collaborations whcih fused hard rock with Blues and jazz, thanks to jazz drummer. Tom Hill. When I learned the guitar, the sky was the limit for me and I wrote my first jazz song a month after learning the guitar!

God must have created me to be a jazz girl because the more my ear yearned for the gorgeous, unconventionality of Jazz, my appetite was continued quenched by fining jazz artist on the wonderful Christian music network, Indie heaven, founded by Keith Mohr. At Indie heaven, independent Christian artists could network and find a platform for their music.  being  jkazz-0folk female singer-songwriter, I connected with two of Indie heaven’s amazing Jazz ladies, Celeste Talley,  a sweet songbird crooner and Kerensa Grey, whose sultry, thick ,molasses voice that set all the dudes at ease. We had our prime star Drew Davidson, making a big name for himself all over the east coast.

Though it’s been hard to find a place for my Joni-Mitchelly voice and guitar style, I expect to find my niche…some day

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And today, I couldn’t stop thinking about Kerensa’s post last year. Out of the blue, I remembered being so struck by Mile’s Davis band member sharing his experience of playing a wrong chord. Amazingly, through the myriads of old posts, I landed on that video.It really blew my mind when the player said Miles didn’t even lose his composure or make a face (like some of my past band mates would yell, belittle and deride our bandmate who played a sour chord, or lost there place in the song)  He improvised his chords,  making them fit with the off chord! That is genus.

Now, isn’t that so like our God, Our heavenly father who is the Jazz King. He never gets disgusted with us if we made a mistake, disrupts His plans or  veer of the road. As we abide in His leadership as our Leader of the band, he somehow works around our wrong chord!

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Miles Davis’ band mate learned not just an astounding music lesson that day, but a life lesson. He was blessed to sit under a gracious leader. May we who are uptight, scrutinizing and demanding of others remember that when we cover each others weaknesses, we make ourselves look gracious. It is guaranteed that everyone of us has been or will do something that looks like an idiot. My desire is to so see people as my brothers and sisters who,  like me, have praiseworthy things to find and focus on and not the bad first impression whcih stays cemented in someone’s mind. I know one thing, I will never forget this video and plan to adapt the gracious, forgiving leadership style of Miles Davis as my musical and life pattern !

The SHEEP & the GOATS


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My prophetic journalistic instincts are kicking in as I read some of the bickering, mocking strife comments on many Facebook timelines. Participation in the political  leanings repulses me, because I desire to see God’s perfect will and plans for  America. Sadly, many, including God’s children,  have lost site of the covenant  blessings God has for those who are His own.  May  God’s Holy Spirit give you a revelation of His  His truth.

First off, I want to remind you all that He loves all people. Everyone of us are created in His image. But, Jesus said, God will separate the sheep from the goats. What does that mean? Some of us are goats, (rebellious & doubting). Some of us are sheep (obedient to his will and word). Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice.”

In regards to all the hoopla, scandal and pandemonium of  our president elect, my focus continues to be “How can God’s beloved, covenant people participate in Father’s perfect will, to redeem America from her staggering wickedness and disobedience and bring forth His harvest of souls.” God’s intent is to redeem souls from eternal damnation and the deception-wickedness of the past eight years administration.

We need to understand that God is God. He created the universe and can do whatever He chooses to do. We  can choose to follow His plan or oppose it. Men, in our vain arrogance often think our logic and ingenuity is superior, but God can put any of us in our place at the utterance of just His word. Historical annals  tell us how King Nebuchadnezzar, dining in all his opulence was told by the prophet Daniel that his kingdom would be suddenly taken from him and he would live his life as an animals outdoors in the elements. It took this great humbling, for the king to come back to his senses and pay honor and homage to  Jehovah God.

Our votes do not bring a new president in. God ordained each of our presidents for a reason, whether it be to chasten his own people for their apathy regarding His  righteous law or to bless them, (because they fell on their faces and repented and fasted for years). Let it be know that God will and can choose a crazy, non-conventional, cowardly or obnoxious person, just to confound the wise and arrogant. And he is doing just this.

Let us remember that our God is a Holy God and why should he bless America when His own people eschewed our duty to be the salt of the earth and the city on a hill. Is he pleased that our parents and grandparents  never made any outcry when the Roe VS Wade decree was passed and millions of babies were slaughtered in the womb.  How about  His people showing contempt for their Jewish brethren and the state of Israel? And also the worst transgression of all, pushing God himself out of America. There are countless unrighteous executive orders, threats to our US Constitution and decrees we have paid no attention too. ( Not to even  go into detail of our brethren in the middle east and third world nations).

We children of God should be fruit examiners. This is how we can tell if one is godly or ungodly.  Jesus said, “You’ll know them by their fruits.” Mat 7 16-17  Many of us reporters, journalists and commentators have done our research and have seen the fruits of eight years of  this  administration. Upon deep (unbiased, godly)  reflection, have the fruits given any glory to God?  It could take years to reverse the unbelievable damage to our nation’s legacy as a Christian nation. We will be examining Donald J Trump’s fruits soon enough, but until then, God’s people need to yield to God’s choice and continually surround him with prayer and fasting for His divine wisdom and Revelation. Christian brothers and sisters, we have much work to do.

It would behoove us all if we take a step back and ponder who this God is before it’s too late and we find ourselves in shock, standing before Him, with the books of life opened.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Rev 20:12

It makes my heart tremble that Christ would say to me, “depart from me, you that work lawlessness. May none of us stand before our Lord and be ashamed that we rebelled against His righteous law.

May your reading of the following  verses  enlighten you as to why  it is beneficial and  glorious to serve eh most high God. He is our protector, provider, lover of our souls and healer. NO other God can promise these blessings for their people.

Deuteronomy 28

Blessings and Curses

If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

Curses for Disobedience

15 However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.

17 Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.

18 The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

19 You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.

20 The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him.[a] 21 The Lord will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22 The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23 The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 24 The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28 The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29 At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

30 You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 33 A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 34 The sights you see will drive you mad. 35 The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

36 The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37 You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.

38 You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 39 You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 40 You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 41 You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 42 Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.

43 The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 44 They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.

45 All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48 therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

49 The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51 They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52 They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you.

53 Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you. 54 Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55 and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56 The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.

58 If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— 59 the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60 He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61 The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62 You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63 Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

64 Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 65 Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 66 You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 67 In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 68 The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.

God’s promise toy you:

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 

WISDOM (Choosing Life)


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A week after Election day, Facebook posts blare crisis headlines of rioting protesters across our nation. My heart sinks regarding the senselessness . I start to weep, grieving for the hard-working business people who would have to bear the financial brunt of the damage to their businesses.. I have never been able to deal well with fits of rage, anger and rebellion. As I pondered our national crisis, I thought of the verse,

The fear (reverence of the Lord) is the beginning of all wisdom.

I was raised by an old-school, Puerto-Rican, Catholic Father. Despite his overly harsh disciplining, I can truly say, that now, as a grown woman, I am grateful for the most important attributes my father taught me. Number one, was serving God in Faith, number two, being resourceful, and three was being honorable. Daddy did not tolerate laziness, rebellion or faithlessness. .His own mother cherished and instilled the same values and raised all her nine sons and daughters to embrace these noble characteristic. In Puerto-Rico, at that time, with a disabled husband, she managed to thrive under  great financial hardship and the stress of her husband’s  Tuberculous. Now, I hope I don’t appear superior to others, but there is much to be said to ask for the wisdom to choose life! Life is not  the circumstances whcih affect us, but how we respond. Our Lord Jesus said,  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. John 10:10. KJV

Wisdom is the key element and I love how the book of proverbs, (on of my favorite Biblical books, as well as Doctor Ben Carson’s) brims over with the essentials to prosperous and contented living. I can attest to heeding the guidelines of the book of proverbs as to the formula of victoring (and thriving) over the many trials and traumas of my life. I have also had to tearfully watch many of my friends and loved ones reject the wisdom of Proverbs and have suffered much misery and defeat.

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Seeing all the mindless, brutal assassinations of our policemen, frenzied violence, destruction of property and hatred towards those who have a differing opinion, I weep and mourning for what could be. Many have embraced a deluded and self-centered entitlement mindset and have truly lost the ability to ascertain wise living. Most fault goes to many in leadership and authority. They misguide the people through their own deception, illogic and greed for the almighty dollar. As I elaborated in a former blog, many have lost their moral compass and thus are spiraling outward into the raging waves of chaos. This is what America is experiencing today.

So how can we ascertain what is right and what is wrong? First, we need to research and learn from history and past leaders, (most important, the life of Christ, of which untold countless archeological discoveries prove His existence). History is a great teacher, but sadly, many refuse to ackowledge the horrific results of murderous dictators who have imposed their brutal ideologies, ( Socialism & communism for emaple) upon their people. Sadder still, are college professors, ( who are supposed to be the elite in education) who are the most uninformed and/or deluded. Delusion is a dangerous thing for any nation or people seeking enlightenment.

Through my seeking, reasoning with God and my countless personal expereinbces with  people from all walks of life , I have found that only God’s truth is the righteous compass. Some may say the Bible contradicts itself and that God is capricious and vengeful. Many things are frightening, damning or unloving, but one thing is absolute, God is love. We may lash out at him for killing whole populations, (Sodom and Gomorrah) . but if we do our research and study,  revelation will come. History will always tell her story.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good:

…And it was good… Everything that God does is good. He is love…and what is love? .. love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. No one coming under the influence of these attributes would be fruitless or non-productive.  And if anyone has any sense or wisdom at all, they would see that  violent, angry demonstrators are in no way contributing anything of any value or goodness to society.  More than ever, today, we need wise mentors with divine strategies to solve the issue of racial division and strife. This is a glorious time where God’s people is the answer and where their role is to outreach with compassion. We need more American ministries to work in the urban and inner cities areas to duplicate what  Reverend  Graham, Pastor Jentezen and Pastor Jim Robison, (among many others)  are doing

Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful Christian ministries, (who have helped victims of disaster) rebuild their lives and produced the precious harvest of productivity, entrepreneurship and creativity in their benefactors..

Christianity is good.

Pastor Jentezen Franklin’s team has brought great relief and joy to Haiti.

https://www.jentezenfranklin.org/posts/outreach-update-haiti

Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham has also lead his amazing team of relief outreach workers worldwide

Jim and Betty Robison are another Christian couple who have brought relief to many thousands of orphans, single moms and victims of sex-trafficking all across the globe. Their effort and the support of their partners have taken many our of the depths of poverty, starvation and hopelessness to prosperity and peace..

http://lifetoday.org/outreaches/

These are the faces of God. These are the faces of wisdom, humility and love.
This is good and this is God.

The aforementioned are in extreme contrast to leaders whose actions and decisions have caused their people to suffer torment, pestilence, starvation and horrific death.

Socialism-Communism is bad

Read about President Maduro;’s style of governing his people in Venezuela http://readynutrition.com/resources/bartering-to-eat-how-people-on-the-streets-of-venezuela-are-surviving_05102016/#

Here is a report about Kim Jong-un and his leadership over North Korea.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/7878451/North-Koreas-suffering-revealed-in-new-study-of-defectors.html

Alcohol consumption-abuse has not been a positive influence for Russians:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-25961063

Here is the infamous legacy of another Latin American dictator, one of the most cruel, Augusto Pinochet,

http://listverse.com/2014/01/23/10-disturbing-facts-about-latin-americas-cruelest-dictator/       And most sobering of all is this list of the deadliest leaders of all. http://www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/10/21/the-20th-century-s-deadliest-dictators-photos.html    The annals of history has clearly proven that Socialism-Sommunism does nothing but enslave, depress and kill the spirits of the citizens who are forced to live under them. Notice that the regimes of these brutal dictators were Communist, Fascist or militarian and notice how millions upon millions were massacred! College professors, their students and every American citizen needs to take note of the difference between socialism-communism and the liberty that we enjoy here in America. Liberty of good. Liberty is from God and liberty came from God’s wisdom because it nurtures, benefits and brings life, health and prosperity to him who lives under it.

These aforementioned leaders’ legacies were the opposite of Jesus Christ’s teachings of “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.Mat 5:44 and “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Mat Mat 5:9

Wisdom knowing the benefits and abiding prosperously in the God-ordained mandate of democracy-freedom. The world needs a true revelation of godly wisdom and only then can all this rage, anarchy and destruction end. This would also apply to individual who are at war with themselves: being possessed by inner demons of lust, substance abuse, self-hate, fear, rage, unforgiveness and bitterness. Many good people also need to a divine revelation regarding their sonship-daughtership to their loving heavenly father. This absence, (of  Father-son, Father-daughter bond) is  the crux of the angst, alienation and hopelessness many demonstrators are expressing.  The church needs to understand this and implement a healing-transformative outreach!.

May we ask our higher power to reveal those things which are destroying us and after laying aside our pride, we receive the revelation of self-love,  healing and father’s transcend ant love. May we we all educate ourselves by visiting the annals of history and especially, the Bible)  and it’s results so we can ascertain the path to wise.

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