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.

My People Perish For Lack of Knowledge


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My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge.
A Journey of Spiritual Recovery and Revelation

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride being in the throes of my intense healing regimen as well as looking on helplessly as friends and loved ones struggle for their lives in hospitals and at home. Since my last blog, a friend lost her battle with cancer and another friend survived a brain-tumor surgery leading to his losing his faculties and lying in a pitch-black room with his covers completely shrouding him! My father has been transferred to yet another hospital. His doctors are still at a loss on how to stabilize his high blood pressure which would often suddenly elevate for no reason. At present. he is clinging to his life regarding a clot in his leg. Yesterday, another dear spiritual sister called me from the hospital suffering with an unknown malady.

I wake up each morning and say my special healing prayer with assurance that God hears my declaration of faith! But I’m heart-broken that so many of my Christian friends and family members are enduring great struggles with health and healing. I keep asking Father God for answers and I keep hearing the same refrain… “My people perish for lack of knowledge!

Thinking about all these sickness and the diminished of their quality of lives, I determine to seek wisdom and understanding. I’ve never been one to just accept adverse circumstances, especially when they deal with the break-down of our bodies. Christ remind us that surely we will have trials and afflictions, but He has given us the covenant of healing and restoration. It is His perfect will to be in good health. 3rd John 1& 2

I continue to chronicle and meditate on my spiritual and physical progress. As I research the Bible and medical sites, I continue to seek Holy Spirit’s guidance. I notice one thing in common with all my friends and loved ones when a doctor diagnoses their condition. Most of them implicitly trust in whatever the doctor prescribes, however risky or life-threatening. Now I must reiterate the problem here is not just succumbing to a serious illness, but most of these people made no effort previously to prevent the disease coming on in the first place!

Sadly, my loved ones and friends acquiesced to orthodox medicine’s way of treating disease…with drugs. I refuse to go that route, preferring to allow God’s healing to restore me. Upon seeking Him whole-heartedly, because I know He knows best, I’m gaining more understanding each day. He has been faithful because I have surrendered to His wisdom. It has been a very difficult feat to unravel the mystery of my past emotional traumas and sins meshing with the environmental constituent. Holy Spirit reminds me that body, soul and spirit are all connected. The medical community sorely lacks the understanding of this truth and millions of people are dying. Millions of people have also gotten worse because of prescription drugs. Don’t take my word for it, do your own research.

As I continue to forge forward dissecting truth from the confusing maze of information and spiritual understanding. I pray that you too will uncover the error and wrong mindsets that brought you to this place of physical and emotional breakdown in the first place! Your path and choices may be very different from mine, but I pray that the books, links and materials I share in
The number one area of healing should be to ask God first. Pray and seek Him as never before. He loves you and His Bible has all the answers you need. There are also great Bible teachers who teach the perfect way of Healing through scripture verses. They are your spiritual medicine and must be declared several times a day.

Pray and ask God about medicines the doctor prescribes. I came upon the scripture verses in Gal., 5 19-21. In almost every case, pharmaceuticals are not the best choice for healing. Some may help a serious condition, but after that, other options should be investigated. The following links are very helpful regarding what the Bible has to say about healing.

http://www.victorysdachurch.org/4-01-06ChristianModMed.doc

Another outstanding and Biblically sound link:
http://heavenshelpers.org/?id=133

http://www.truthmagazine.com/archives/volume15/TM015091.html

I want to stress the most important aspect of this blog…your thinking! Your mind is the key element to your restoration. The Bible says:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.2 Tim 1:7

The NLT (New Living Translation) translate a sound mind KJV as self-discipline.

Walking in divine health certainly does entail discipline. Daniel and his 3 friends declined eating the fine food and wine at the king’s table and asked to subsist on vegetables and water. Their pure dietary regimen which affected their health proved to the king their wisdom and discipline was beneficial to His service. God allow his people to use their free will.

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”–but not everything is beneficial. 1 Cor 10:23 NLT (New Living Translation)

That included choosing what to put in their temples! Many of God’s precious people suffer from illness and die because they refuse to discipline themselves in good nutrition! That is truth and that is fact. We reap what we sow. I am thankful that because of my desire to please my Heavenly Father in all ways, I sought to discipline myself by eating organic, becoming vegetarian, drinking pure water and exercising

Henry W. Wright’s book, “A More Excellent Way to Be in Health, has been an astounding treasure chest of spiritual healing information I have ever read! Henry delves into deepest recesses of our minds, bodies and spirit’s. Here is where I discovered the reference of my emotional mind-sets and how they influenced my health and immune system capability! I discovered that my mind was very sick because of how my mother raised me, how I responded to trauma and how doors were opened for evil spirits to gradually wear me down! Fear is one of the most powerful emotions and invite a host of other damaging perspectives and behaviors.Henry also explains how some people inherit negative behaviors and mind-sets from their parents and ancestors. The only way to realign healthy perspectives and thought patterns is to permeate the mind with the powerful Biblical scriptures. This is how God’s people overcome sickness, disease and death…through a regenerated mind!

Dr Caroline Leaf, Communication Pathologist, who holds a doctorate in Speech and Communication pathology proves that destructive thoughts can cause damage to the dendrites in our brain! Her page, Though Life show how powerful our brains are and what we can accomplish when we choose to think positively!

http://drleaf.com/thought_life.php

I’ve also broken some ground through the powerful and anointed ministry resources from Derek Prince ministries. The late Derek Prince, is a highly anointed and compassionate man of God whose demeanor is always straightforward, yet gentle. Because of his ministry, I’m coming to grips with many unconscious traumas from my past that have kept me from walking in all of God’s fullness. Many Christians seem not to struggle with ancestral curses or strongholds, but there are indeed many hapless and innocent children of God who have been enslaved by the sins and transgressions of their parents and grandparents.

Derek’s booklet “Pulling Down Strongholds” is an excellent resource as well as his DVD teaching, “How to be Delivered”. You’ll be very surprised to know that even evangelical, born-again people of God can be demonized, (oppressed) although they cannot be possessed by demons. I highly recommend these materials for anyone who is desperate to heal from an abusive past.
http://www.derekprince.org/Store/Products/1000058198/DPM_Store/Spiritual_Warfare/Spiritual_Conflict_Warfare/Pulling_Down_Strongholds.aspx

One of the best books on Divine healing, “Healing the Sick” by T.L. Osborne is resplendent with uplifting scriptures, testimonies and Bible truths for the sick or dying.

If you have given up on traditional ways of healing, I guarantee your hope will be rekindled when you surrender your life to the Lord! These resources I’ve shared have so enlightened me regarding the issue of healing. Each day, presents itself with renewed hope as the Holy Spirit remove all my past heartaches, old negative thought patterns and traumatic incidents that scarred me for so long. Discipline yourself to start a new regimen, starting with prayer, praise and quiet time with the Lord. Stay focused. You have to remind yourself, you are forming a new positive, Christ lifestyle. The Holy Spirit will give you new revelation and you find yourself invigorated as His word recharges your drained spiritual batteries!

I have only love, compassion and great excitement for your new life in Christ through His divine healing pattern. I must admit also, that pursuing a music career used to be my focus, but Father God allowed the breakdown of my health to seek Him with all my heart!

I’ve been drawn to the book of Proverbs, one of my favorite books and chock full of ageless wisdom. But Jer. 6:16 fits in with many of the Proverbs

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the
good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.

God tell us, “My ways are not your ways and your thought not my thoughts.” Nothing we could do, think or say could compare with God’s magnitude of wisdom and understanding. The wonderful thing about our heavenly Father is that He is eager and willing to share all of His knowledge and guidance…if we ask Him first!

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5 NIV

If a child of God wants to be successful, he must make it a practice to ask God first…about everything. The ancient, (Hebrew translation is must seek for the ancient paths ( the original translation of ancient is “heavenly.” So then, everything about God and what he wants to give us is divine…from above. As we allow Christ to transform our minds into His mind,we unlearn the old, futile and negative ways from the world, our parents upbringing and our own ideas. How urgent then it is for parents and teachers to guide children in the ways of God so they can prosper!

As you heal, remember to thank Him…even if it hurts.

It’s kind of funny, that having had a very successful tenure as a teacher of youth at Youth Advocate Program, Eatontown, NJ and behavior modification counselor at Nutri-System weight-loss centers, I am presently apprenticing under the Lord. I’m starting over and re-learning God’s pattern of life, health and success!

I hope to obey God’s word to be tender-hearted and nurture you all in wisdom and love. Many of you have been deeply wounded and have no idea how to break out of your old prison May of you have poor or no information. Many of you have had harsh parents, teachers, pastors, priests or rabbis who led you down the wrong path…of legalistic religion.

I hope to remind teachers to be very careful in our ministry to the fragile souls, (and even with ourselves) as we address deep unconscious areas that need God’s special healing!

We are to be tender-hearted (1 Peter 3:8, 1 Tim 5:1, Eph 4:32) to all. We are called to tell the truth in love.. Oh, how we need good, anointed teaching and good nurturing. Choose carefully who you will learn under. Most of what I’ve learned the hard way is by making my own mistakes The areas of dating/courting, nutrition, health-medicine are sorely lacking.

Know that to be blessed with knowledge and understanding is to be like searching for hidden treasure. Prov. 2 3&4

Derek Prince mentioned in his book that God’s people need to learn to think. That is the mistake most of us make when we become Christians. We seem to lose the ability to think for ourselves when we get under a pastor. That is why it is so important to study God’s word under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and to ask God to learn and grow under a loving and wise pastor! We have to learn to get deep and ask God for the very specifics.

Father I ask for your divine wisdom today for the reader of this post. I declare a divine connection between them and You, Lord. Open up the well springs of your wisdom and knowledge so they can declare your works and majesty. Holy Spirit, guide and enlighten them with all truth. Cleanse every area of their minds and help them to walk in the path of Divine healing starting now. In Jesus’ name, I thank you and pray. Amen!

WHAT CAUSED the FALL of of WTC?


The thick, suffocating cloud that exploded from the imploding World Trade Center buildings not only snuffed out the lives of thousands of civilians but also America’s idyllic  dream of peace and protection. A decade later, the survivors of lost loved ones and concerned citizens still question  the cause of one of the most infamous acts of terrorism America has ever experienced.

Who or what caused the destruction of the twin towers?

Though great debates rage around the world by top strategists, government official and religious leaders, the answer stares right at our faces, but much of America has become numb and deluded into disbelieving truth

It all began with the inception of our country by the God-fearing founding fathers.They knew of the power and protection of abiding under the shelter of God almighty and His promise to bless His people if they lived within the constraints of His commands. We’ve come a long way from that  vision’s birthing.

So why was the World Trade Center attacked?  Choice.  Choice, you ask?! God gave us the choice to make decisions whether for bad or good. The terrorists chose to not forgive their enemies and to retaliate with the intent to maim and kill. The American people chose not to vote into office  leaders with integrity and the best interests of their country men.  We, the voters also chose not to vote or to haphazardly believe the hype and eloquent speeches of candidates without researching their values or what they stood for.  We forsook our responsibility at the voting booth because we were lazy, didn’t care and/or didn’t believe in the candidate. and… worse of all, we allowed senseless, immoral and ignorant bigots to take away our freedoms, prayer in schools and government and protection for the lives of the innocent unborn on the pretense of inconvenience.

Who can we blame?

We have ignored the free gift of wisdom God has given us. God’s law was given through Moses to govern His people, The Jews.  God ordained the appointment of judges to govern the people so that justice would not be perverted, (Duet. 16:18).

The great leaders, judges and godly kings like King David, also had a heart after God. King David and Nehemiah, the King’s cup-bearer, who when surveying the wall of Jerusalem wept and prayed for God’s restoration of not only the physical walls, but also the spiritual walls (the hearts) of the people. So, where are repentant and humble leaders today?

God also made provision that the poor, the orphans and  widows to be provided for. Have we made provision for them? America, being such a great nation of affluence, technology and influence, the numbers of our poor have greatly increased and are no longer a small minority. Great folly has permeated this once great nation.

God is watching.

He is allowing evil to weaken the once tightly woven tapestry, the melting pot of the world, America, and to topple the former majesty of our godly foundation. A nation cannot stand when contamination of deceiving half-truths, compromise and immorality are the rule. We are paying a heavy price for trying to edit God out of our constitution.

We cannot blame God for the evil that has transpired over Manhattan, The Alfred Murrah Building in Oklahoma and our Christian missionaries abroad.  Our choices to ignore, to condone and conceal evil and our choice to pervert justice will continue to bring forth dire consequences. God won’t stop us. He lets us do whatever we want and He will continue to grieve knowing well the wonderful path we could have chosen if we obeyed His laws and wisdom.

Our country will continue to languish in debt,  division and uncertainty as well as impending judgment if we continue to foolishly vote for incompetent and greedy leaders and CEOs who care nothing about the rising debt, mass starvation, poverty and the abolishing of the working poor and middle class. God does care about the sickly, disabled widows, the precious babies and the suffering destitute. He weeps for molested little girls and the battered wives  murdered by their own husbands. God weeps to see people defrauded and crushed under the weight of high taxes because of the wasteful spending of greedy government leaders, and unnecessary school administrators who live in opulent, leisurely splendor.

God is watching.

So, why my loyalty to this unseen, cruel God who allowed the WTC to crumble into a heap of ashes at the cost of the lives of courageous emergency personnel, firefighters and police officers?  I’m a humble recipient of countless helps and miracles during the great storms of my life. Even after abuse and attacks, the tender-hearted God of the  orphan and widows came to my aid and made something wonderful out of misery! Rather than me becoming bitter and seeking revenge, He has tamed my fearful, battered heart into one of courage and great compassion for the wounded I’ve met during my travels.

God is always watching.

Men and women of leadership, God is scrutinizing your lifestyles, ideologies and visions. Are they in line with what God has ordained, justice for all, provision, humility and prosperity as a reward for honest, hard work? The penalty in the old testament for sacrificing innocent infants was death, yet millions upon millions of precious voiceless victims are murdered in their own mother’s wombs. We allow perverts and pedophiles more justice than the victims themselves! We wonder in amazement why terrorism has  reduced this once proud and prosperous nation  to the infamous depths of reckless irresponsibility, perversion and  apathy.

Even the minds of our greatest intellectuals have become dull and foolish, devoid of wisdom.

God is watching.

Imagine a people glorifying and then voting for a candidate because he is Black, a beautifully voluptuous woman or a very popular  action hero-movie star  without having any idea of his character, integrity or ideology? America is reaping what we’ve sown and if we continue living beyond our financial means, killing unborn babies and editing His great and Holy name from our constitution, we will enter a Martial, Sharia law or communism.  We are headed for a great cavernous abyss which we will not being able to escape free-falling into.

Now is the time to seriously ponder our past mistakes and turn around in the opposite, (God) direction.  We are still We the People and God will re-adopt us into our rightful heritage if we repent and change the attitudes and motives for our poor choices. The old testament depicts the countless times and judges who have saved the Jews from sin and captivity. We ought to learn a lesson and read the Bible. There is much wisdom to be learned from the mistakes from others!

So….captivity or freedom, anarchy or peace, widespread poverty or prosperity and finally… the annihilation of America as we know it or America the free?

God’s  plan for us is good…and very simple… “Follow that which is just so that you may live and inherit the land, ” (Duet 6:18).

America…will you live or die?