Monday, December 27, 2010

Scripture Meditation: Hiding God's Word in Your Heart

We become what we meditate on. The scriptures tell us that
a good man out of the good treasure of his heart creates
that which is good. If we become or manifest what we
continually think about, it is imparity that our thoughts
and meditations reflect that which is good, holy, and
loving. Fortunately, we have a whole arsenal of scriptures,
verses, and passages right at our finger tips that we can
meditate on daily. As we meditate on the scriptures or
inspirational passages, these words begin to drop down in
our spirit and transform us from within, beginning with our
heart. As we continue with the practice, whether it takes
days, months, or years, we will be changed. This is called
Scripture meditation.

Through Scripture Meditation we learn how to quiet our
minds and control our thoughts. The Bible tells us that the
mind is the greatest enemy of the believer. Our minds are
depraved. Our minds are unregenerated. Our minds are filled
with all types of evil. Our minds war against the Spirit.
Our minds want to be in control and if you are not
controlling your mind, then your mind is controlling you
and most of us are completely unaware of it. If we slowed
down our thoughts and just listened, many Christians would
hear a silent message playing over and over again. If these
mental messages are uplifting and positive, then we are
most likely attracting the good associated with our
thoughts. But for many people, our mental messages our
fear-based, debilitating and often laced with worry and
other toxic emotions. These thoughts which areplanted deep
within ourconsciousness cause us to miss out on the peace,
joy, and prosperity that God wants to provide for us.If we
are not monitoring our thoughts, it can lead us astray and
out of the loving provision of God.

2 Cor. 10:4-5; 11:3 "But now I am fearful, lest that even
as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds
may be corrupted and seduced from whole-hearted and sincere
and pure devotion to Christ!

Through meditation or Scripture Meditation, we learn how
to:1) become an observer of our thoughts, 2) to quiet our
minds and control our thoughts, 3) reduce stress, 4) uproot
negative and destructive thoughts or patterns for positive
and empowering ones 5) be still and connect with God, 6) be
led by the Spirit instead of being lead by the flesh, 7)
become more Christ-like, because we become what we meditate
on, 8) subdue our flesh and reduce or eliminate compulsive
behaviors or conditioning.

With all those benefits shouldn't every Christian be a
meditating Christian? Absolutely, and what can be more
Godly than meditating on the Word of God. Joshua 1:8 tells
us that meditating on God will cause us to have success in

"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on
it day and night, so that you may be careful to do
everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and
successful." - Joshua 1:8 "I have hidden your word in my
heart that I might not sin against you." - Psalms 119:11

What better way to hide God's Word in your heart than to
meditate on it everyday? And meditating on the scriptures
is very different than just reading them. How many times
have you read the scriptures and didn't understand them or
soon forgot what you read? By meditating on the scriptures,
by slowing and silently repeating them in your mind, you
are allowing the scriptures to seep deep down into your
consciousness where they can take root and grow. It's not
even necessary that you think about the meaning of the
words. The Bible tells us that God's word cannot return
void. As we hide God's word in our heart, it will take root
and grow a harvest of God's kingdom right here on the
earth. Jesus said I will keep thee in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on me.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Judge Not

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis

The first sin of ego is hubris - arrogance. The arrogance
of ego is to insist, "I know best." "I know what is right."
"I know the answers." "I know the way." "And the world will
conform to my will." This all to frequent human failing is
illustrated through an old story:

A man of supreme faith in God waited and watched as
torrents of rain fell raising the nearby river. In a few
days the river overflowed its banks. The water began to
flood the man's home. After three days of fighting off
flood waters a neighbor came by in a canoe to ask our hero
if he needed help getting to dry land. No, the man
insisted, God would care for him. He sent the good
Samaritan on his way. The water continued to rise, until
the man was trapped on the second story of his house.
Within hours a speedboat came by, its driver offered the
man a lift to drier, safer ground. Again the man rejected
the offer; God would save him. The waters continued to
rise, forcing the man to scramble onto his roof. As
daylight broke after a miserable night a helicopter flew
in, dropping a line to pull the man to safety. Again the
man refused, claiming God would rescue him. Finally raging
waters collapsed the house, drowning our would-be hero in
the torrent. The man, upon seeing God in heaven, lamented,
"Lord I put my faith in you to rescue me." God looked at
the man with pity and replied, "Well, heck, I sent a canoe,
a speedboat, and a helicopter — what more did you

Like this man, we invest ourselves in the belief that life
is supposed to be a certain way. We mistakenly punish
ourselves through pride and hubris as we seek to be "right"
rather than to be "happy"; to get "our way" rather than to
"have peace"; to be "vindicated" rather than exist in
"harmony." We judge people and circumstances that do not
measure up to our preconceptions.

We judge people and conditions by appearance, by demeanor,
by expression, by every sense and faculty. Every judgment
is an exultation of "I" - "ego" over the "other" and the
"whole." We seek power, we crave control, even if only in
the confines of our self-righteous sentiment. By extolling
ego and making judgments we remain lost and alone in a
divided, dangerous world - a circumstance of our own

To be and accept fully what you truly are — a child
of God — embraced by the Creator's immeasurable love,
you must release the vain comfort of judging. As you
journey through the adventure of life, forego the ego's
attempt to seize power and bestow position by condemning
individuals or circumstances. Discipline your need to
judge. This is no easy task — the ego is a crafty
force. Only through personal vigilance, can you master ego.

Luke, chapter six, verse 37 reads: "Judge not lest ye be
judged." This exhortation is not so much a foreboding of
the end days and final judgment as it is practical advice
to realize a full and fulfilling life. The opportunity
before you is one of unlimited potential. Do not squander
the prospect for joy by shackling yourself to unproductive
perceptions. Don't waste your energy judging and

Refuse to judge, rather meet life on its terms and revel in
the adventure trusting that God has the big picture well in

Scott F. Paradis, author of "Promise and Potential: A Life
of Wisdom, Courage, Strength and Will" publishes "Insights" and
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Who, What and Where we Really Are, According to Archangel Metatron:- The Supreme Angel of Death

I am fortunate to be partnered with a wife, Jill, who is an
Avatara:- a person chosen by the Godhead, to deliver
messages for the benefit of mankind. The way this is done
for most 'true' psychic mediums, is by telepathy, however,
an Avatar, or Avatara (female), has the ability to allow
spirit to take over their body and speak through them, with
their own personality, not that of the medium.

On this occasion, Archangel Metatron was channelling
through Jill, with a very important message for us.

He started by saying, "Perhaps we should begin with
teaching others the basics of who, what and where you
really are."

In the beginning, the one conscious energy, as in the
Bible, created light. Those light shards are what is termed
the 'soul'. So in reality, you are light. Your thoughts,
feelings and experiences collectively help to create the
atmosphere and world you live in today. Which is why, to
your every action, there is a reaction, but not just in a
singular way. For your actions also have an impact on the
collective dimension, therefore this will affect people and
the environment you believe to be thousands of miles away
from you.

He went on to say that, to understand this, we must look at
what you term as time. Time is not linear. It cannot be
truly measured from one point to another horizontally. Time
to us, is non-existent. All things are relative, if instead
of time, you consider dimensions. A table may appear solid,
but it's energy. It's light. It vibrates at a certain
speed. In another dimension, this could appear as a liquid
mass floating in a particular area of space.

If you could create a hologram of yourself, we could look
at time in a different view. You'd be able to see below
your feet was the past, whilst still remaining in the
present; and also by altering your view and looking upward,
you'd be able to look at what yet has to come, if you
continue with your current actions. This is why, as
light-bearers of the one conscious thought, we can appear
to many people simultaneously.

By looking at life, or time: which ever you prefer, you
would also see that your actions would very much still
affect the past and the future, for they are one and the
same. Your past, you must remember, is like the table; it
isn't solid. It only 'appears' to be gone. This will be a
hard concept to learn for many, but we hope that with more
time, the reality of what we say will become A New Belief
for all to learn from and understand.

You will see that it is the conscious thought that changes
and impacts your environment. Try to think of yourself as
light. If you use logic to analyse what is given here, you
will not learn, so use your creative energy, your
God-energy to try to understand.

You may feel it is impossible to change the past, but you
can bring back the past, or repeat the past in order to
change the direction of your life and that of others,
through your actions and deeds now. This is why you have
memories, to help you descend back into time and relive
those moments, to change your present and future.

It was at this point that Jill started a two-way
conversation with Metatron.

Jill: So without time, we have no past or future?

Metatron: That is correct to some extent. You are light, so
look at how much light you can spread now. Your whole
essence of how brightly you shine is down to how you feel.
Your feelings or thoughts, if you wish, will draw to you
what you believe to be true.

To understand dimensions better; if thought becomes
reality, then there are no laws or limitations on what can
be achieved. It is only the belief that imprisons one's
ability. Let us say that in the first dimension you were a
flower, and in the second dimension you were a caterpillar,
and in the third dimension a human being. If you had to
return back to the first dimension, you would only have the
thought or idea of what it was like to be human. You would
have no point of reference on which to share with other
plants what you actually experienced.

You can never destroy a thought, once it has been thought.
It is there, no matter what.

Metatron went on to explain that humans refuse to believe
that they have the ability to visit other dimensions. You
only see yourself as the physical body. If you take away
your laws and limitations, you can go anywhere, be anything
and do anything. You don't need a space machine to do this.

The One Conscious Mind; Energy; God; is an intelligent
energy that is able to absorb feelings, and create from
those feelings. The one true source of this energy is love.
The feeling of love creates light.

Once you understand these spiritual foundations of who you
really are, it will help you to see that your reality holds
no bounds except those you place on yourself.

There are many people who will refuse to acknowledge that
what Metatron says here, is the one truth, but hopefully
you will see the resemblance to what is given, and to those
whose life is placed and lived through the words of the
Bible... "Let there be light. And there was light."

When Metatron left us this day, he left us with this
expression, "Blessings of love and light are placed upon
you. May you continue to shine your light as a beacon for
those who are lost to negativity, to enable them to find
you and us."

Glenn Harrison is an ANGEL MESSENGER. He was contacted by
The ANGEL OF DEATH: Archangel Azrael, in 2005; and later,
recorded messages from over 50 Archangels, Ascended Masters
and Light-Beings.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

If You Have Faith of a Mustard Seed: Removing the Mountains in Your Life

Jesus said that if you the faith of a mustard seed that you
can tell this mountain to be cast into the sea and it must
obey you. Many believers are living with mountains in their
life that God wants to tear down. Often we see mountains as
external forces that keep us from meeting our goals;
however, many of the mountains we face our internal. These
are mountains of fear, self-doubt, un-forgiveness,
unbelief, and more. A mountain can be anything that keeps
you from accessing all that God has for you.

When you think about mountains you may look at them as
obstacles that stand in the away of your needs or desires.
You may believe that if only you had more money, a better
job or a spouse (or a new one) that all your worries would
be over. But the most challenging mountains aren't those
that we see through our physical eyes. The most challenging
and debilitating mountains and hills are the ones that we
don't see at all. They are the mountains ranges that we
play over and over in our mind. That stretch of terrain
that tells us like a broken record, what's wrong with us,
what's wrong with them, and what's wrong with our life.
It's that tirade of thinking that keeps us in victim
instead of victor mode.

If you find yourself unsatisfied or complaining about
various aspects of your life, it's time to take inventory
of what you're thinking on a continual basis. Often times,
these thoughts comes so fast and are so intertwined with
each other that they appear to be a great big blur. And
because we've been thinking the same thoughts for so long,
we just think they are a part of who we are. These thoughts
are also emotionally charged. Therefore, if the majority of
your thoughts are self-debating or hopeless, they may cause
you to be depressed. If the majority of your thoughts focus
on all that is wrong with your mate or another person, it's
going to cause you to be critical, judgmental, and possibly
angry towards that person instead of compassionate and

In order to remove the most devastating mountains from your
life, you must overcome them by first, paying close
attention to your thinking and then secondly, casting down
every thought and imagination that exalts itself against
the kingdom of God. That means eliminating every thought
that promotes fear, separation, anger, and strife. The
Bible tells us to cast down every thought and imagination
that exalts itself against the knowledge of God and bring
into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
If you really want to remove the mountains in your life, it
begins with seeing and changing how you think.

One of the most effective ways to take authority over your
thoughts and mind is Christian meditation or meditating on
the scriptures. By Christ-centered meditation, I mean
spending time everyday meditating slowly on the scriptures
allowing God's word to penetrate your heart. You can drown
out your negative thinking with the word of God until God's
word is the prevalent voice in your head. By meditating on
the word, you allow it to seep deep down in your spirit,
where it begins to change both your thoughts and your
character into the likeness of Christ. Then when the
mountains arise, you can resist, climb, or cast them into
the sea where they lose their hold and grip over you and
you can walk in victory in Christ.

Jesus said I will keep thee in perfect peace whose mind is
stayed on me. Learn how to eliminate worry, negative
thinking, and stress by meditating on the Lord. Listen to
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Role of Women in Christian prophecy

The Bible is fond of a metaphor for the church of Christ: a
body. Inside of us are individual parts that either
function well or do not.

Unfortunately, for one reason or another, the controversy
over the role women have in church leadership still exists.
While this is a debate within the church, it is clear:
there are many examples of Bishops and Elders of the church
inside of the Bible.

What about Christian prophecy?

There is also controversy over the roles of women as
prophetesses. Again, the Bible - by far clearest voice of
the authority of God in the church - is crystal-clear on
the role of Christian prophecy for women. God wants women
in prophetic roles. He knows that there is a place for them.

God placed women in roles as prophetesses in the Old

Here is a (short) list of prophetic roles for women in the


And Miriam the Prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a
timbrel in her hand; and all the women out after her with
timbrels and with dances.
And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath
triumphted gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he
thrown into the sea.
-Exodus 15: 20-11


And Deborah, a Prophetess, the wife of Lapridoth, she
judged Israel at the time.
And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah
and Beth-el in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel
came up to her for judgment.
-Judges 4:45


So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahihm, and Achbor,and Shaphan,
and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the Prophetess, the wife of
Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Hnrhas, keeper of the
wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jeritsalein in college);
and they communed with her.
I1 Kings 2234

New Testament Prophetesses:


And there was one Anna, a Prophetess, the daughter of
Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and
had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years,
which departed not from the temple, but served God with
feelings and prayers night and day.
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto
the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for
redemption in Jerusalem.
-Luke 2: 36-38

It is clear, there is a Biblical precedent for women inside
of prophetic roles within the church of God. Christian
prophecy should fully include women into the body of
Christ. The church of Christ is a body, and the body should
have every joint in place. Women are - by far—the
large untapped resource to bring the glory of God unto the
church. This is true of almost every single denomination,
church, small group and family; each of these groups should
give women a robust role in Christian prophecy within the
church. If it is true (and it is) that the church is a body
then half of the body is not being used like it should be.
Let us energize this important half of the body of Christ
in the role of the Christian body; galvanizing women into
prophetic roles whenever the Holy Spirit calls.

Faith has that unfathomable ability to cut through the
toughest of times. The Holy Spirit is a willing teacher and
we merely are its pupils. Did you know Christian prophecy
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Ask and Believe Then Leave the Results to God

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in
prayer," declares Matthew 21:22. Many Christians are aware
of a type of prosperity Christianity that tells us if we
have enough faith, we can receive from God whatever we
desire. Such terms as "name it and claim it" depict that
all we have to do it express our desires to God and He is
just standing by to fulfill our every wimp and want.

God does want us to trust and put our faith in Him for
everything we need; however, it's just as important that
when we ask, we give God the room to answer our prayers in
the best way he sees fit. Often, in our limited
understanding, we may ask for things according to our flesh
and not the will of God for our lives. The Bibles says that
we may not receive from God because we are asking amiss or
out of our own lust. When God said he will give us the
desires of our heart, he is also saying that he will plant
the desires as well. The more in alignment we are with
God's spirit, the less we will ask for things contrary to
God's will for us. Have you ever asked God for something
and once you got it, you wished you hadn't- that job that
you hated or that boyfriend or girlfriend that broke your
heart? Waiting on God is more for our good and protection
and never God's way of punishing or torturing us.

When it comes to asking God to fulfill our desires it is
also important that we surrender these affections to the
Lord. Our motto should be, "if it's not good enough for
God, then it's not good enough for us." But in addition to
giving God freewill to bless us in his own way and timing,
it is equally as important that we leave the results to

Leaving the results to God means detaching from the outcome
of what we are requesting. That means once we ask, we let
go and let God. We don't try to make it happen. We don't
look for it under every nook and cranny. We don't help God
out or continue to pray and pray for its manifestation.
Instead, we detach from the outcome knowing that God is in
complete control and that we can trust him to do what is
best both now and in the future. It means waiting on God
with faith and expectancy knowing that God is working out
all things for your highest good.

But many Christians have a hard time letting go and
detaching from their desired outcome. Maybe you've had your
mind on something for a longtime and the thought of waiting
for it any longer is more than you can bear. I believe that
most of the worry, anxiety, and frustrations we experience,
come from our inability to live without immediate
expectation. When we expect something and it doesn't happen
it leaves us feeling empty, fearful, and depressed. But if
we look at it a little closer, what we have actually done
is created an idol out of the affection. We believe that
the desire will bring a source of fulfillment or happiness
to our lives. We believe this item, situation, or person,
will make us or our life more complete.

The problem with this type of thinking is that we've lost
our first love which is Christ. We've allowed deception or
seduction to enter our minds as well as our hearts and led
us away from the love of our Lord. We begin to believe that
something other than God can plug up the gaps or holes in
our life. Our attention has been pulled away from Christ
and within, to seeking solace, contentment, and peace from
the external or without.

When we can ask for something and leave the results to God
while we wait in expectancy on the Lord, we are following
Jesus's command, to "seek ye first the kingdom of God and
his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto
you." When the Lord is the object of our affection, nothing
outside of us can take the Lord's place and if God grants
us with such things, it is more like the icing on the cake,
an added blessing that God bestows upon us because he loves
us so.

When we make our request made known to God, and then detach
ourselves from the outcome, we can live in peace, joy, and
contentment while waiting on God to work all things out for
our highest good. When our thoughts begin to lead us
astray, we must continue to bring them under the authority
and word of God. We must continue to confess that we are
complete in Christ and that we have everything we need.

Christ-centered meditation or meditating on the scriptures
helps us to hide God's word in our heart and to continually
practice his presence. The Bible says that in God's
presence is fullness of joy. Isn't it wonderful that we
don't have to search for joy in people, places, or things?
We can find joy in the fullness of God and that fullness
resides within us, within our own hearts.

Whatever you are asking or believing God for today, believe
that you have received it and it will manifest as God's
best and you don't have to think about it a second longer.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Would Christians and Athiests eat Pork, Sausage, Bacon and Ham if they Knew it was Killing Them?

Eating pig products such as sausage, ham and bacon is
disabling millions of people with Arthritis and skin

Have you ever wondered why Christians and Athiests eat
bacon, sausage, pepperoni, ham and pork, even though it is
disabling them and forbidden in the Bible?

Why do Christians eat shellfish, squid, rabbit, duck, and
many other unclean foods, which God forbade us from eating,
for our own health's sake?

Pig products, in particular, are killing people slowly. In
the Holy Bible, it is clearly stated in the books of
Leviticus and Deuteronomy, that God told us not to eat
swine (pig). Deuteronomy means 'the second telling'; so why
do Christians fly in the face of God and eat these unclean

It is written in the Qur'an, the Kabala and Jewish
religious text, that these same things are forbidden to
eat. God does not differentiate between races, so is it a
coincidence that the three main religions all have these
unclean foods written into their history?

So why do Christians ignore God's word? Let me explain:-

Many Christians do not accept the Old Testament in the
Bible, with the pretext that the New Testament overrides
it. There is a small discussion in the Book of Mark, where
Jesus Christ is talking with Mark:-

Mar 7:14 And when he had called all the people unto him,
he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and

Mar 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that
entering into him can defile him: but the things which come
out of him, those are they that defile the man.

Mar 7:16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

Mar 7:17 And when he was entered into the house from the
people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Mar 7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without
understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever
thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile

Mar 7:19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into
the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all

Mar 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man,
that defileth the man.

Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed
evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

Mar 7:22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit,
lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within, and
defile the man.

In short, as a result of this paragraph, Christians have
been led to believe that it is OK to eat any of God's
creatures. WRONG!

Jesus was trying to get the message across that our words
are the most harmful thing to mankind, so choose them
wisely. Jesus is quoted as saying that any meats eaten by
men, are purged, which has been interpreted to mean you can
eat any meat and it is not detrimental to your health.

Well, in one point of view, this is correct. If you eat a
rat, chances are, that your immune system will fight any
toxins and disease and you will excrete them out. You may
get a little ill, but you will probably be OK. If you eat a
dead rat, chances are you will become a little more ill.
However, if you eat a wild rat a day, it won't be long
before you get seriously ill.

In an emergency, it is OK to eat from a pig, to survive,
but the long-term effects of eating pig products regularly,
are disastrous.

How many people get seriously ill from eating shellfish
too, to the extent that people get skin rashes and
sickness? Shellfish are the filterers of our oceans, and
our oceans are so toxic, that eating shellfish is dangerous.

You can eat meat which is 'off' and only have an upset
stomach, but if you keep eating it regularly, you will be

Archangel Metatron is the voice of God, light, the one
conscious energy. Through trance-channelling with my wife,
he has explained to us the dangers of eating those things
we were told not to eat. Shellfish, pigs, ants,
cockroaches, to name a few, are part of God's 'Clean-up
Brigade'. They were designed to clean up our planet.

The pig is the most consumed unclean animal on our planet.
It has a rapid digestive system, which doesn't get rid of
toxins and parasites through its stomach. It gets rid of
them through a myriad of tubes, throughout its flesh, which
culminate at one tube, half way up the inner fore-legs of
the pig and constantly drips from an open exit.

When we slaughter a pig, all that bile remains in the
flesh, that 'you' eat. The pig produces Mesenchymal Mucus,
which you eat, and then it collects in your joint soft
tissue area. The sulphur in the mucus, softens your
ligaments, and over years, becomes the worlds greatest
cause of Arthritis. This is just ONE of the complaints
people get from eating pig. How about Warts, Skin Tags,
Exzema and Psoriasis, to name a few?

Do your research. Search on the net for 'dangers of eating
pork'. Search 'You Tube' for 'Pork and Coke' and watch over
40 experiments of people pouring Coke over fresh pork
chops; and watch the parasites emerge.

I have stopped eating pig products completely, and within
two months, my painful arthritis has eased immensely. My
skin tags under my arms receded and my acrid sweat smell
from overnight sleep had gone (from the sulphur in the
Mesenchymal Mucus).

My friend did the same and his morning headaches
disappeared. A 39 year-old woman in agony from arthritis,
took up the mantle, and stopped eating her regular bacon
and sausage, and within 5 days, she emailed me to tell me
her pain had eased.

The biggest consumers of pig products are Americans,
Chinese and Europeans. Look at the statistics for Arthritis
and obesity.

If you check, you will find that a pig has DNA which is the
closest DNA to a human. Eating a pig is comparable to
cannibalism. Our immune system has difficulty recognising
the pig we have eaten, and our own body, so gets confused
and will often attack our own body.

The pig is infested with parasites because it eats
anything:- its own faeces, dead-born piglets, rotten food
and infested food.

Research will have you believe that these parasites are
killed at 140 degrees centigrade (284 degrees Farenheit)
cooking temperature. Many are, but some survive, and of
those that don't; you are still eating dead parasites.

Other clean animals, such as cow, sheep, goat and deer,
digest food very slowly, and eat mainly grass, so are safe
to eat. Let us not get confused with cows which are
force-fed and genetically modified with chemically altered

Chicken should have been OK to eat, because it is naturally
a grass eater, but we have forced these birds to eat
whatever we give them, in order to survive, and we have
changed their structure. Do your best to find free-range

Being uneducated about the dangers of eating pig products
is slowly disabling people.

Time you did your research. Join the Pork Police. Let
others know what you have found, and plant some seeds of
thought. God, light, the one conscious energy, will take it
from there.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Believe In Life

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis

What do you believe in? Do you believe in destiny? Do you
believe in the system? Do you believe in yourself? In life
after death? In God? We typically think of the word belief
as an opinion or conviction about something - an existence
not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof. The truth,
however, is that your beliefs shape what you experience in
this reality. What you believe matters.

The origin of the word "belief" offers a telling verse.
Belief is a compound word with parts synonymous to: "be" -
"by" and "lief" - "live." Taken together, the meaning of
something we "believe in" is something we "live by". This
etymology sheds light on the age old debate between the
advocates of faith as a means to salvation and those that
assert works are key to a full and fulfilling life. The
word belief means that acts and faith are inextricably
linked. What you do, the actions you take are in accordance
with your beliefs. The proof of your faith is in your works
- the truth of your words is in your deeds.

Relying on this meaning of the word suggests "beliefs"
determine a worldview inextricably linked to how you live.
Rational explanations (or intellectual fabrications)
notwithstanding, beliefs organize your life. You do what
you believe.

So, again: What do you really believe?

You can determine this only by observing how you live, how
you respond to others, how you respond to the world around
you, and what you in fact do.

Honestly making this assessment: Do you like what you see?
Is it time to change?

By nature we are a nostalgic breed. It may be the distance
of time, but it seems the only thing people prefer to the
way things are, is the way things were. We seek security in
the past and attempt to prolong the glory of prior
triumphs. We resist change. But life doesn't work that way.
You see, life is on the move, life is constant change. You
are on a journey from where you are to where you are meant
to be.

Instead, of reminiscing or pining for the past, begin where
you are now. Though you may temporarily succumb to doubt
and fear, or mistakenly take a path of least resistance,
recognize progress in this reality entails struggle and
involves risk. It is time to act; it is time to change
beliefs, to be what you really are, to become whole.

The purpose of life is to grow and expand. Sometimes, you
might say often, the prospects of growth, with their
attendant trials and tribulations, are uncomfortable and at
times painful. The thing about life though is - you cannot
get from the start to the end without going through the
middle. So if you aspire to grow, if you aspire to learn,
if you aspire to be and become - aspire to life. Believe in
life and you will act accordingly.

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of Wisdom, Courage, Strength and Will" publishes "Insights" and
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Edit Your Thoughts

Typing away on your computer you have no doubt had the
spell checker engage when you misspell a word. That handy
red line appears under the word that is identified with an
incorrect spelling. Most of these programs even give you a
list of possible correct spellings for that particular word.

I know when I type an article, it is important to me to
have all the words spelled correctly. So I appreciate the
spell checker feature. For me, it is a very helpful tool
in editing what I write.

Of course, when it comes to speaking, most of the time we
do not have a grammar checker in our brain. Many of us use
incorrect grammar when we talk. But for the most part, we
all seem to get by and understand each other.

But what about editing your thoughts? We all have
thousands of thoughts pop in our heads every single day.
Do we need to edit those? Is that something that needs to
concern us?

The answer to that question depends upon whether or not you
believe that your thoughts affect your life. The Bible is
very clear about the effect your thoughts have on your
life. Self help and motivational speakers as well as
teachers have been talking about it for a very long time.

The Bible says that we ought to guard our heart with all
diligence because from it are the issues of life; our life.
It also states that out of the abundance of the heart the
mouth speaks. And of course, the verse that has been
referred to for centuries: as one thinks in his own heart,
so is he.

Perhaps you have heard a self help or motivational speaker
talk about how our thoughts determine our lives. Maybe you
have read something similar in a book. It has been said by
countless people for many, many years that you can change
your circumstances by first changing your thoughts.

If all that is true, then I say we do indeed need a
"thought checker." We need to recognize if something we
are thinking about is not productive. We really do need to
edit our thinking.

How do we do that? It's really quite simple, but it does
take a little effort. But, the effort is well worth it.

First we need to make a decision to monitor our thoughts.
We need to take note of what we are thinking. The best
place to start is with your thoughts about yourself.

Each and every thought you have about yourself must be
monitored and evaluated. You can decide to either allow
that thought to stay, or determine that it needs to go. If
it needs to go, then you toss it out of your mind and
replace it with something that is profitable and beneficial
to your life.

For example, you may be thinking about how you can't
possibly expect to be financially successful. You may have
all kinds of reasons and experiences to back up that kind
of thinking. And so, you accept the thinking that you are
one of those persons who just needs to settle.

That is in fact destructive thinking. When you recognize
that kind of thinking, you need to stop right then and
there and simply say, "No!" Refuse to accept that kind of
thinking, and throw those thoughts out the window.

Next, replace those thoughts with positive, encouraging
thoughts. Stop allowing your experiences, or the odds, or
your present circumstances to dictate how the rest of your
life is to be. As one thinks in his heart, so is he.

The Bible is full of God's promises of success. He wants
you to be happy and blessed in all that you do. But He
will not get inside of your brain and change your thinking;
that is something that you must do.

People in every walk of life who are successful do not have
a lousy opinion of themselves. They do not think that they
can't achieve, rather they think and believe that they can.
They actually see themselves achieving the things that
they desire.

It all starts with deciding which thoughts you want to
entertain and keep. Your thoughts, like a rudder on a
great ship will set the direction and course for your life.
Change and adjust the rudder by tossing out destructive
thoughts, then replace them with productive thoughts.

You can change your life today, one thought at a time.

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The Genesis Account of Creation

The first portion of the book of Genesis presents the story
of creation. But it provides more than simply an Israelite
cosmology. It offers an understanding of various Near
Eastern cosmologies or the remnants of the former religious
ideas still existent in the memory of Israelite society.
More importantly, it provides a response to these ideas.
Genesis conveys the idea of the one God that created the
world according to His will, without restraint.

Before reviewing the specific manner in which Genesis
addresses the claims of competing Near Eastern cosmologies,
a brief assessment of the former is appropriate. They
typically begin with a theogony, a story relating the
origins of the gods and include a genealogy of those
deities that existed before the world's creation. They also
generally include the various conflicts and wars between a
variety of deities which ultimately lead to the creation of
the earth and the heavens. While they appear with
variations among the surrounding cultures, recurring
characters in these creation stories include Yam (Sea),
Nahar (River), Leviathan (Coiled One), Rahav (Arrogant One)
,and the Tannin (Dragon).

One of the most common creation stories of the Near East is
the Babylonian epic Enuma Elish. In this story, nothing
existed before earth and heaven were formed, except water.
This is a theme which is retained in the Biblical account
in Genesis which states: "Now the earth was formless and
empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep..." The
two generative elements were identified with the monstrous
Apsu, the primordial sweet water ocean embodied as a male,
and his female consort, Tiamat, represented by the
primordial saltwater ocean. From the mingling of these two
bodies of waters, the gods were given birth. This process
continued several times leading to the rise of additional

The rise of the gods and their subsequent revelry disturbs
the precious tranquility previous experienced by Apsu and
Tiamat. In order to recapture their previous tranquility,
they attempt to destroy the gods. The plan however is
frustrated by Ea, the earth-water god. The stories
continues with Tiamat marshaling her forces to do battle
against the gods, with the god Marduk as their head.
Marduk, having agreed to lead the gods against Tiamat, is
granted sovereignty over the universe in exchange for his
leadership. Marduk proves successful in his fight against
Tiamat, and slays her. Tiamat is cut in two and one half of
her body creates the firmament of heaven, while the other
serves as the foundation of their earth. In the end, human
beings are created to free the gods from menial labor. The
first man is incidentally fashioned out of the blood of
Kingu, the second spouse of Tiamat and the captain of her

The purpose of the Babylonian Epic is rooted in its
explanation of the origin of the gods familiar to the
people of Mesopotamia. It also provided an explanation of
the origin of the universe. Lastly it provided the
structure reflected in Babylonian society that explained
the nature and purpose of man as a servant or slave to the
gods and to the state.

Jacob Lumbroso is an enthusiast for foreign languages and
cultures. He writes articles on history and languages for and is currently
working on a book for learning Italian.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Teaching My Children About Other Religions

I am a Roman Catholic. That is my religion, and I am happy
to say so, but it hasn't always been that way. I don't
wear a badge stating my beliefs, but I do often pray a
silent prayer of thanks, and turn to the Virgin Mary when I
have big problems that require the rosary.

I was from a large Catholic family, born to a Protestant
father and Jewish/Catholic mother who sought a religion to
raise the large family they intended to have. I think
Catholicism was the obvious choice, as my mother's closest
relatives on her father's side were Catholic, and they were
a big part of raising our large brood that grew to 11
children. The reasoning behind it does not really matter.
I was baptized Theresa Eileen, and raised in the Catholic

Gosh, that was easier than I thought it would be, because
in this new wave of "don't offend anybody", it seems those
of us brought up in traditional religions should just keep
quiet, and be amongst ourselves. On the other hand, if you
are of the new mega church religion, by all means stand on
the rooftop and shout as loud as you can! I am not
against mega church ministry. I believe if it gets you
closer to God, then by all means… But one time, I
was told I was going to hell because as a Catholic I prayed
the rosary. This on the heels of a good deed in serving
lunch to a new tired mother. And just like that, the woman
who was a former Catholic, and now born free again, spews
hate. What church teaches hate?

I am actually going to thank Stephanie Nielsen for this
article and courage to own my religion. Stephanie writes
the über popular NieNie dialogues, and she is a proud
as can be follower of the book of Mormon. She does not hide
her Mormon faith, nor does she shove it down your throat.
She invites you to learn about it; if you are so inclined.
I started reading NieNie, just a week or two before a
tragic plane accident that nearly took the life of
Stephanie and her husband who she calls Mr. Nielsen. Can
you imagine? One day, she is a cute, fresh faced young
wife and mother of four, and then the next day she is
wrapped as a mummy fighting for her life, and bringing
forth every ounce of faith she has in a higher power to
keep her on this earth no matter the consequences, just to
see her children grow? Who has that kind of faith?

People who own their religion have that kind of faith.

And I know, because it is my faith that got me through 13
pregnancies, only to see four children survive. It was my
faith that had me carry one child to term, only to hold her
for her entire life on earth, before God took her home

It is my faith that has taken me through a near death
experience of a pulmonary embolism the day before I was to
bury my own child. A few years prior to that, there was
the out of control Mack truck meeting with my small sedan
on a busy Los Angeles freeway. My pregnant 8 month belly,
and one year old child in the back seat as we careened
across four lanes before coming to rest at the center
divider. Clearly God sent guardian angels to save us
during all of those trying times.

As a young child sailing around the world on a 32 foot
sailboat, it was my faith and inner dialogue with God that
got me through the night and helped us survive storms we
had no business sailing in. I felt his presence. I could
not explain it, but I knew God was with me. Time and
time again faith knocked at my door, and I totally took if
for granted. I could not imagine being without my faith,
and so it was hard to understand those who struggle through
life without some belief.

Oh sure, there were obvious days that we were allowed to
show we are Catholics, such as Christmas and Easter, and
communions and baptisms. Not to mention of course the
Sundays in church sitting, standing, kneeling, reciting the
gospel, The Lord's Prayer, and committing to our Apostles

My faith was always there, but it seemed shrouded in a way,
that one did not want to offend anyone who may believe
differently. And then I realized that my friends outside
of that mean spirited woman, were perfectly ok with me
being a Catholic.

My kids have celebrated Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Passover, and sat
Shiva. They have celebrated Muslim holidays with feasts to
fill a table with no room to sit. They have mourned during
Muslim passings, and sat through prayer services. All in
the spirit of fellowship and love. No negative thoughts
were passed amongst us. It was our mutual respect for one
another and our religions that brought us together.

One year, I had Mormon Missionaries at my door. Very young
men away from home for the very first time, so skinny from
their poor dietary habits, it was the one thing I noticed.
So, I told them. "I am a Catholic. I am not converting,
but if you are hungry, I will feed you on Mondays ( which
is their day of chores and such). And so it was, on
Monday, they would come by and enjoy dinner, and sing or
read to my kids. They would read their favorite passages,
and another learning opportunity about a different religion
was presented to my kids.

And now, here it is Christmas 2010. Still not always ok
to say "Merry Christmas." But this year I am rebelling.
In my simple childhood, I can remember joyful years of
town centers proudly displaying Christmas trees and Santa
in the window. City buildings all lit up, the Christmas
pageants at school, and the carolers at the front door.
The magical parade down main street, and boats full of
lights in the harbor. The famous Hollywood parade, which
was once called the "The Santa Claus Lane Parade."

Society has placed so much taboo and offense on "Merry
Christmas", that you don't know what to say. And then I
realized, it is those that own their religion that know
exactly what to say. "Happy Hanukkah my friend." "Merry
Christmas!" "Blessings of Ramadan!", and "Happy Kawanzaa!"

But what if you don't know their beliefs? Is it December
15th? "Merry Christmas" is perfectly acceptable in my
opinion! They have the choice to return the greeting. You
are simply stating the obvious. The holidays are upon us,
and you are wishing your fellow-man good tidings. It also
offers the opportunity to share your home and holiday with
someone who does not celebrate. Invite them in. Isn't
brotherhood what owning your religion is all about? In
my opinion, there is no greater honor than that of being
asked to join in another families celebration.

See this all through the eyes of a young innocent child.
You see a head cover, they see a new friend. You see a
cross, they see a friend. You see a Star of David, they
see a friend. You see skin that is darker than yours, or
eyes that are shaped different, and all your child sees is
a friend.

Today, I own my religion, and I am decking the halls, and
enjoying all good things that are Christmas! And on the 1st
of December? I will wish all of my dear Jewish friends
peace as they begin the celebration of the Festival of
Lights. Happy Hanukkah!

This year I send greetings from my home to Utah to the
beautiful miraculous Nielsen family. They survived the
un-survivable, and they find joy in every day simplicities
of love and life. Stephanie and I both wish in our heart
of hearts for more children, but I know for sure the four I
have were not supposed to be here, and in that I am so
blessed. I am going to paraphrase something Stephanie said
about her children. "I hope you enjoy your children as
much as I enjoy mine. And if you don' is your
fault!" Remember the baby I mentioned earlier in the
article that went home to God on her first day of life?
Her name was Stephanie. I see that as no coincidence, but
merely a guardian angel leading me to a blog I needed to
become a part of!

It is the mothers that are the peacemakers. Open your
heart to one another, and do not shy away from one another
based on your religion. Own it, share it, and pray for
those with no faith at all.

Theresa Santoro has over 30 years experience as a Nanny,
and 22 years as mom. Married for 28 years, and mother to
four, The Fine Art of Parenting helps parents with a common
sense approach to raising strong, independent adults. For
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christian Prophecy Today

Copyright (c) 2010 Zoe Ministries

What is the difference between a Prophet who foretells
according to the Holy Spirit and a person that is merely a
fortune-teller who claims to be practicing Christian
Prophecy? There are many differences, and the distance in
holiness between the real-thing and its fake model is
unfathomably large. While we know that the holiness of God
is only present among those who practice true Christian
prophecy, the difference between what merely looks like
true prophecy and true prophecy is more subtle. Why is
this? Because mankind is fallible but God is not. God knows
what true prophecy is, the church needs the assistance of
God in knowing the difference.

One major difference is a prophet is touched and truly
motivated by the Holy Spirit. We especially know where the
Holy Spirit is by knowing what it is not. An example of
motives not touched by the Holy Spirit: money, fame, power.
Let us see how these three influences are not of the Lord:

Money: The New Testament has several unkind words on greed.
The love of money has absolutely nothing to do with the
Holy Spirit. The two are completely opposed.

Fame: God does not care about the amount of fame that a
prophet has. Fame for its own sake is as bad as the other
bad influence on a prophet:

Power: This is similar to fame. Power manifests itself in
fame as one way, money as another. Another might even be
high status in the family or status in the church due to an
ostensibly prophetic gift. If the reason why this church
member practices Christian prophecy is that they want more
power in the church or any other group of people, this is
not prophecy!

These are the ways to tell what Christian prophecy is not.
Another way to find out if someone practices Christian
prophecy is to ask...

What is Christian prophecy motivated by?

A true prophet is motivated by bringing glory and honor to
Jesus. The central question to ask when wondering if a
person is truly practicing Christian Prophecy: what is the
motivation? If they sound like the famous Jerry McGuire
line show me the money! they do not have the power of
Christian prophecy. In a nutshell: if a prophet benefits
from anything except the glory of the Lord, it is not

What makes for authentic Christian prophecy is not always
dependent on the content of the message of the prophet but
also the focus that the prophet puts on his prophecy inside
of the church; the context that the prophet speaks under.
The emphasis on prophecy is actually not to predict the
future; the focus is communicating Godly principles to
Christians. This is one of the most misunderstood elements
of Christian prophecy. Christian prophecy might predict the
future but it might not. The message of God has much more
to do with the purpose of your life and the way that the
church can reflect his glory than it has to do with simply
predicting the future.

Basically this criterion boils down to this truth on
Christian prophecy: if a church treats prophecy like a
parlor trick: the prophecy is a parlor trick.

A lot of people are unaware about the power of Christian
prophecy in a true sense. It gives hope to the hopeless. Do
not ignore the power of prophecy and its supernatural
empowerment. Check out and
how you can benefit from it.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christian Prophecy from Moses to Paul

Copyright (c) 2010 Zoe Ministries

Old Testament

Prophets are first mentioned in the Bible with Abraham, who
is the founder of all of Christianity, Judaism and Islam;
and it given premium importance in the bible. God says, Now
Therefore restore the man his wife, for he [Abraham] is a

The first time Abraham says the word Prophet the word is
connected to prayer. Being a prophet requires a solid
prayer life. This is one of the most important and
neglected elements of being a prophet and cannot be
stressed enough. It is best exhibited by a simple and quite
easy-to-remember equation:


It is that simple: A prophet needs prayer. Christian
prophecy requires an open channel with God and prayer is
(by far) the best way to know you are communicating with
the Lord. Without this connection to God, the prophet is
without the gift of Christian prophecy; the prophet will
not hear the message of the Lord with clarity. Clarity is
incredibly important to a prophet because the line between
a false prophet and a real prophet is a thin one in the
eyes of many though it is easily seen by God.

Prophets all share different roles today as they did
before. Prophecy is practiced in different ways by
different individuals. God takes advantage of our diversity
through Christian prophecy. Some Prophets in the Old
Testament were leaders of the Israelites: Moses, Samuel,
Elijah and Elisha. A prophet is usually a supportive
ministry but currently a prophet can lead a church or have
a leadership role inside of it. In other words, not every
leader is a prophet but some prophets are leaders. There
are also many prophets which directly wrote to the people
of Israel. Prophetic writers include those who had a great
impact on the destiny of the people of Israel in the Old
Testament and also; Minor Prophets, whose impact was not
felt as deeply, but were people of the Lord and made holy

New Testament

God ordains Christian Prophecy in the New Testament book of
Ephesians. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets;
and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For
the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry,
for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in
the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of
the fullness of Christ.

After Christ came to earth, prophecy also played a crucial
role. There are different types of Prophets in the New
Testament: prophets of exhortation, prophets who foretell
events, and prophets of confirmation.

When Agabus sees the spirit that Paul would be bound by the
Jews at Jerusalem; this is an example of foretelling. The
Bible says:

And as we tarried there many days, there came down from
Judaea, a certain prophet, named Agabus. And when he was
come unto us, he took Pauls girdle, and bound his own hands
and feet ,and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the
Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and
shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. Acts 21:

The book of Acts depicts Prophets of exhortation; which
means Prophets who fortify the faith of others: Judas and
Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage
and strengthen the believers.

Christian prophecy enriches not only your spiritual
well-being, but also brings you closer to our Savior. It's
a spiritual gift that Jesus bestowed on us. Find out how
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

What is Faith and the Real Reason for the Bible, according to Archangel Chamuel?

You are about to read about what Archangel Chamuel has to
say about faith. He was communicating telepathically with
my wife, who is an Avatara (male is Avatar); a modern
prophet who receives and delivers messages from the
Godhead, for the betterment of mankind.

Jill: What is Faith?

Chamuel: To experience connecting with The Creator, you
must examine this moment closely. Just focus your attention
on the 'now'. Ask yourself, what is it that's difference
about this present moment from anything else you've ever
experienced or will experience in the future?

Chamuel then went on to tell us that the angelic realm is
well aware we may have an infinite number of answers, but
your experience 'now' is something completely different. To
be at one with spirit is a state of 'knowing', which you
may prefer to call faith.

He than went on to tell us that most things you claim to be
true or know, is actually just opinions you have formed and
chosen to believe in. It's important you learn to
differentiate between your beliefs and your inner knowing.

It is human to question your beliefs; but tapping into your
inner knowing is connecting with your heart and with The
Creator, God.

Chamuel told us that we don't need to dismiss our beliefs
and opinions, for many of human kind's opinions can contain
moments of truth, beauty and validity.

Jill: What's the real reason for the Bible?

Chamuel told us it was meant to help us learn mistakes of
the past; to help save us from repeating the same mistakes,
but unfortunately through mankind's desire to be a god
themselves, and wield power over others, they have taught
human kind that the only way to heaven is to believe in
death and the resurrection of Christ.

Chamuel stated that history is meant to save us from
repeating the mistakes of our brothers and sisters. Yet the
church, instead, has made us believe we should live to the
Bible Code literally; and this is wrong.

When human kind creates differences which divide people,
they create a devil. The devil is not some 'one' or
'greater entity'. The Bible was channelled through chosen
prophets, such as Jill, my wife, to guide and assist.

Chamuel stressed that the Bible has now become a devil, in
so much as it causes mankind to take it too literally.

Human kind is too busy looking for God; The Creator;
whichever suits you. People miss the 'knowing' that they
are already 'with' God. It is not a question of faith. It
is an inner awareness; an inner knowing. Just like the
inner knowing of what's truly right and truly wrong.

Chamuel told us that there wouldn't be enough tears in the
galaxies for the times they have tried to help those who
blindly refuse to be open to receiving the God within.

You must ask yourself this question, "Why did the Bible
only come about once mankind had learnt to read and write?"
You don't need a book, or a set of rules, to follow and
connect with God, for you see, one way for one, may not be
the same way for another. For we are all unique aspects of
The Creator, God.

Chamuel then exclaimed that 'they' know there will be some
people protest that, before the Bible, 'everyone' was evil.
But this is wrong. You see the Bible is a record of a
person's moment. You can never know the truth, for you were
not there. All you have is the person's accountability.

Yes, parts are true, poignant and valid. Yet a lot in the
Bible isn't. To have faith in The Creator; God; is to know
that you possess many unique beautiful qualities which The
Creator, together with you, experience.

Chamuel then asked us to look at the greatness of human
kind, when they put aside their differences and work
together as one. He told us that when you work in an
awareness of love and compassion, you are working through
the Divine purpose.

Yes you are all different in looks, colour and beliefs; but
together on the inside you are all one; and all together,
the power of The Creator is complete.

Chamuel commented that they are sure people will need to
ponder what has been brought to us. But this knowledge is
given by them for the betterment of mankind, this blessed
planet and its part in the universes.

He signed of with,

"Blessed be! Chamuel Elohim Gabor."

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Haven't Found Your Purpose? Choose Again And Persevere

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis

In both the grand design and in the unremarkable minutiae
of everyday existence — purpose unfolds. As obscure
and insignificant as the shards of meaning may seem their
function is to guide you to your destiny. The impediment
to realizing your true purpose is as the distance from
fragile form to pure elation. The chasm from what is, to
what could be, is the width and breadth of that aspect of
yourself known as ego.

Ego contends you are separate from all that is - separate
from things, separate from other people - separate from
God. Ego is the nature of your being anchored firmly in
the material world. To survive in what appears a
threatening landscape ego seeks power and covets control.
Ego demands to be noticed and intends to dominate.

Human beings live life in a dualistic nature - the mystery
of it all an apparent paradox. Puppets on a string, lost
in the world of form, directed by the intentions of ego, we
live amongst shadows. Vainly we interpret reflections on a
wall. Reluctant to embrace the realization that life is
more than it seems, we yield to fear and hide from the
light of revelation. In this brick and mortar creation we
lack understanding and grovel at the indulgences of ego.
We compete to succeed, compete to survive.

The truth is, you need not live this way. While
experiencing this reality of polar opposites you can seize
upon the truth. While you are in this world, you are not
of this world. You do not have to succumb to the will and
fear of ego. Your nature is divine. While in this
creation you maintain the capacity to shape your
experience. You are creator. And as creator you can
choose how to navigate the passage, how to fulfill your
destiny. You have a choice.

Will is the point of decision, the synapse of choice. Will
is the element of character that merges feelings, yearnings
(wants, needs, desires) with viable options, and chooses.
Each choice is either guided in harmony with life's purpose
or influenced by a scheming, power-hungry ego. Every
choice is an opportunity to select wisely in concert with
the grand design or an ego-grounded pick doomed to lead
through suffering to a similar point of decision once again.

Life has meaning. Your life has meaning. You have a
purpose, a purpose to fulfill - a mission to achieve.
Fulfill your purpose. Achieve your mission. Meet your
destiny with playful abandon. If you haven't yet found
your purpose choose again and persevere. Unbounded
opportunity and great experiences await.

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The Truth About Salvation

Do you believe that you are rescued from the powers of sin
and death to walk in an everlasting covenant relationship
with the one true God?

If your answer is yes, then let me ask you this; what is it
that you base that belief on?

Allow me to be straight up with you. Salvation is not a one
off event that takes place in our lives. We are saved
through a continual journey of deepening relationship with
God through faith in our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. This
Salvation is freely available to all, but if we are to
truly accept it and walk in it, their must be a willingness
to turn from going our own way.

Repentance and Salvation are inseparable. When Jesus came,
he revealed the ways of His Kingdom to be in stark contrast
to those of this world. He instructed us to love our
enemies, when our natural inclination is to hate them, and
to pray for those who persecute us, when our desire is to
fight back.

Jesus Christ, through His teaching, revealed the standards,
values and practices of His Heavenly Kingdom, which we have
all failed to uphold. Jesus took the law which was given
through Moses and revealed to us even deeper levels of
truth pertaining to it. This was done so that we might more
clearly recognize the corrupt, vile state of humanity and
our desperate need for salvation from the power of sin.

By an act of shear grace, Jesus willingly took our place
and received the wrath of God as the atonement for our
sins. Because of what Jesus has done, we now all have the
opportunity to step into a new life and walk in
relationship with our Heavenly Father. All we have to do to
become partakers in this new life is be willing to
surrender all that we are back over to Him.

To believe and have faith in Jesus is not to merely
acknowledge his existence with our words. If we truly have
faith in Christ, then we will adjust our entire state of
being, not only in accordance with the truth of that which
He has done to make our redemption possible, but we must
also live and walk according to the truth of who He is.

Jesus is not only our Savior, he is our Lord. If we truly
accept Jesus as our Lord then we will begin a process of
conforming our lives to the standards, values and practices
of His Holy Kingdom.

2 Corinthians 13:5 tells us to examine ourselves to see if
we be in the faith, if indeed to pass the test. If we are
looking for evidence in our own lives, to see if we are
truly walking with God, then we need only look at the style
of life that we are leading, and compare it to the life
that Jesus Christ has called us to, under His Lordship.

Do we see evidence of ourselves undergoing a gradual
process of change, of being conformed to God's ways? Are we
driven by an eternal, Kingdom orientated purpose, do we
desire more of God each day? Or are we conforming to the
ways of this world; seeking the same pleasures, and driven
by the same selfish motives as those who know not God. Are
we able to enjoy the pleasures of the world without any
sense of conviction? Or does the Holy Spirit continually
press on our hearts to turn from our wicked ways and follow
Him into a Holy way of living.

The Bible is one of the primary ways in which God
communicates with his people. It is our accountability and
instruction, so that through it we would know the will of
the father, that we might be built up in our faith and walk
with Him in Holy Communion. We are to hold up the bible
against our own lives, to test ourselves and see if our
thoughts are His thoughts, and if indeed the intentions and
purposes of our hearts are all gradually and progressively
coming into alignment with that which His word states they
are to be.

We can never afford to neglect the Word of God. Mathew
7:13: "For wide is the gate and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But
small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life,
and only a few find it".. As soon as we cease to abide in
His word and in prayer, we begin to loose sight of the
truth. Our sight becomes darkened and we quickly begin to
loose our way. It's scary when you realize just how quickly
this happens.

I know that I can attest to the fact that in my own life,
in times when I have neglected to be in prayer and in the
word of God for days at a time, the cares of this world,
such as anxieties over finances, the desire to reach a
higher level of social status, a heightened awareness of
what I must accomplish in my own strength to ensure a
greater quality of life for myself and those I love etc
have quickly overtaken my mind and I've begun to loose
sight of what really matters.

Mathew 7:21 reads; "Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord,
Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does
the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in
that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name,
cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your
name?" 23 And then I will declare to them, "I never knew
you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness."

This is speaking of those who say Lord, Lord; those who
with utter conviction, profess that they are walking in the
way. But they are deceived in themselves, because the
reality is that they have not turned from following their
own selfish desires. Scripture tells us that it would be
better for us to have never come to know the truth at all,
than to have come in to the knowledge of the truth and then
chosen to forsake its way.

When we come to know the truth and yet fail to walk in it,
our hearts begin to harden towards that very truth, as we
are willingly giving ourselves over to the power of
deception. We need to realize that whenever we resist the
truth, we are resisting God Himself.

When we find ourselves resisting the plainly stated,
fundamental truths of God's word in light of what man has
preached, or in light of what human society and culture
believes is right, or what we personally 'feel' is right,
we ought to be deeply disturbed. Don't allow the popular
voices in human societies and cultures to influence the way
in which you interpret the Holy scriptures of God. Instead,
prayerfully allow scripture to interpret scripture, and
open your heart so that the Holy Spirit can freely shape
you according to the true purposes of God.

If you disagree with anything I have said in this message
that is fine. I would only urge that you look into the
scriptures for yourself. Pray and ask God to show you if
what I'm saying is indeed the truth or a lie. If what I
have said has caused you to question your salvation, then
good. It is better for you to test yourself now and know
the truth, than to risk living in deception for many years,
or perhaps even for the rest of your life.

Mathew 7:22: Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord,
did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive
out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell
them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you
evildoers!' Jesus is prophesying here that many will come.
The correct translation for that word 'many' is 'a great
multitude'- given the way in which this term was readily
used in that day, it could potentially be talking about
hundreds of thousands or perhaps even millions of people
who believe themselves to be saved.

Don't allow yourself to become one of them. Get into the
word of God and examine yourself. Fall on your knees in
desperation before God and surrender your life wholly and
completely over to Him. Commit yourself to a journey of
faith and repentance that will last the rest of your life,
and understand that nothing else matters. Because on that
day, everything in this world that is not of Him will be
consumed in Holy fire, everything and everyone.

God loves you. And he is desperately reaching out to you.
God has done all that He can to bring you into relationship
with Him, but he cannot force you to love Him in return.
It's your choice to make; Repent now for the Kingdom of God
is at hand.

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Are You Religious Or Are You Spiritual?

Do you consider yourself religious, or do you consider
yourself spiritual? Is there a difference? I think there
is a big difference.

I was talking to a repairman at our home and the subject of
the end of the world came up. As our discussion proceeded,
he asked me if I was religious and spiritual. Now that's
quite a question.

I had been talking to him about how I believed that Christ
will return. I told that when he does return, those who
are born again will be gathered together to meet him in the
air. That's what the Bible says.

Now some when they hear statements like that might
immediately think, "Oh, he's a pretty religious person."
Others might think, "Well, someone who believes that sort
of thing must be a spiritual person." Well, which is it?

I couldn't give the repairman a simple, "yes," or "no"
answer. The biggest problem in answering a question like
that is simply terminology. Being religious means
different things to different people, just as being
spiritual means different things to different people.

Personally, I do not believe that Christianity is a
religion, although I think there is a lot of religion in
what people refer to as "Christianity." Religion is man
made and it is usually full of rules and regulations on how
to be right in God's eyes.

Contrary to that, I believe that true Christianity is the
way of the Father with His children. I believe true
Christianity involves a real, personal relationship between
a person and God Almighty. I believe true Christianity is
what the Bible teaches, not what some people think that the
Bible teaches.

Anyone who has read the Gospels knows that the greatest
opposition that Jesus Christ faced while here on earth was
from the "religious" leaders of that time. They were so
caught up in all of their rules, regulations, and
traditions that they failed to even recognize that the
Messiah had finally arrived.

They saw Jesus as interfering with their system. They were
jealous of the numbers of people that were following him.
They were absolutely afraid of losing their power and

They were afraid that if his popularity continued to
escalate then they might soon be out of a job. So they
opposed him at every turn. It was the religious leaders
who instigated his arrest and his execution.

After the death of Jesus, it was again religious leaders
who persecuted the early Church. The followers of Jesus
were labeled a cult by the same religious leaders. These
religious people endeavored to silence those who preached
about Christ, especially those who preached his
resurrection from the dead.

Throughout history, time and time again, terrible things
have been done by religious people. People convinced that
they were right, believing that they were doing God a
favor, have done many cruel things. Who will ever know how
many people have lost their lives at the hands of religious

Meanwhile, true Christianity is not about rules and
regulations or sacrifices and penance required for heaven.
True Christianity is all about what God made available to
people through the accomplished work of His Son, Jesus
Christ. True Christianity is all about the Father and His

When it comes to being spiritual, that term has different
meanings to a lot of different people too. There is indeed
a natural realm and there is a spiritual realm. But being
a "spiritual" personal does not necessarily mean that
someone is involved with the one true God.

The Scriptures declare that when someone is born again,
they receive God's gift of holy spirit. Looking at it that
way, you could say that such a person is indeed a spiritual
person. That would be accurate because the person has
God's spirit residing in them.

The Bible states that God is Spirit, and that holy men of
God wrote the Bible, being directed by the Holy Spirit. It
would then seem to be very profitable to gain information
and understanding about spiritual matters from the
Scriptures. And, in a manner of speaking, someone who
regards the Scriptures as God's communication to mankind
could indeed be called a spiritual person.

Regardless of your definition of what constitutes
religious, or what makes someone spiritual, The Bible
cannot take a back seat in these matters. And, after
reading this article, perhaps it will be easier for you to
answer the question: Are you religious, or, are you

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Free Will?

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis

Fate or free will? Choice or predestination? The debate
has raged since man first conceived himself separate from
his surroundings and apparently presented with options.
Some say the script is written, that we move through life,
experiencing the rush but not really choosing the course.
Others contend that choices abound, options are infinite -
we creatures are free.

Scientists exploring the nature of forces, point to the
nearly infinite string of cause and effect — the
consequence of every force is an incontrovertible result.
Every "a" leads to a "b" leads to a "c" without deviation.
Forces set in motion are not deterred from their net
effect. In this construct there is no room for choice.
Cause and effect, and ultimately life, are reduced to a
mathematical equation moving to a determined quotient.

In the day-to-day reality of life we believe we have
choices. We can choose coffee, tea or milk; beer, wine, or
schnapps for that matter; or nothing at all. We can choose
to wear blue, red, yellow, green; a turtleneck or cutoffs;
a beret or bonnet. We can work in industry or government;
services or manufacturing. We can live here, there, or
nowhere at all. Choices abound. In the end - it is belief
that matters.

The argument for fate, as rational as it may be, assumes a
finality - a limit, an end, a definable, ultimately
measurable state of existence. This argument presupposes a
perspective so grand it accounts for every variable - the
entire complex motif; the awe-inspiring wonder and richness
of infinitely complex forces at play. The proponents of
fate suppose no influence of powers outside the dimensions
of what can be known. But all might not be as it seems.

Science, nor philosophy, nor religion can define the bounds
of what is. The scope of it all is beyond the ability of
human intellect to conceive. While we cannot see beyond
the reach of our sight, we cannot presume to "know" what is
out there. Luckily, however, life is not an experience in
a theoretical realm. Life is a foray into a wondrous brick
and mortar adventure.

Can beauty or truth exist with no conscious choice? For
without the ability to choose an option, effort is for
naught - all of life is a regimented process - not an
engaging quest. Without choice, life would seem a hoax
perpetrated on ignorant beings - an experience of the
illusion, a colorful drama, but a drama lacking purpose.
Without free will, life truly is a divine comedy.

If this reality is not the ultimate reality, if we are in
this sensory world, temporarily immersed in the illusion,
it stands to reason - powers in another dimension can
influence what happens here. If we further subscribe to
the belief that though we seem to live here, ultimately we
are not of here, we can begin to grasp that we, ourselves,
have a means to influence this reality - here again, we
have a choice.

In attempting to resolve the argument between free choice
and predestination we seek not an intellectual
understanding of the means of this illusion, but rather the
facts about who and what we are. We seek to know the truth
and in this way understand and embrace our nature.

The ability to change direction, to influence an outcome is
evident in what we observe. The universe is too big to
confine. Our intellects cannot grasp the expanse nor
understand the complexity of it all. Even if fate leads to
an ultimate destination, in practice the roads to travel
there are so diverse we have every choice. The
opportunities in life are so varied, the promise and
potential so vast that fate has no practical impact on the
options before us. Our will is free enough. To experience
a full and fulfilling life choose.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Music in Scripture - An Overview

Copyright (c) 2010 Robert Hinchliffe

In the words of the final Psalm, No.150 we read:

"Praise him with trumpets. Praise him with harps and lyres.
Praise him with drums and dancing. Praise him with harps
and flutes. Praise him with cymbals. Praise him with loud
cymbals. Praise the Lord, all living creatures! Praise the

The Psalms are often referred to as the Old Testament
hymnbook. This psalm would suggest that instrumental music
as well as vocal music was widely used as part of worship
in those days. We can certainly look to the psalms for
information about the use of music in scripture.

The previous Psalm, No.149, also makes a number of
allusions to music in worship:

"Sing a new song to the Lord"

"Praise him with dancing; Play drums and harps in praise of

"Let God's people rejoice in their triumph And sing
joyfully all night long."

Other psalms too make reference to both vocal and
instrumental music being used in worship and at other times
of religious celebration. It would seem that the use of
what today we would refer to as "worship bands" were very
much in evidence.

Other examples of music in scripture occur elsewhere in the
Old Testament. We regularly read of occasions when music is
used. After the crossing of the Red Sea and the destruction
of Pharaoh's army we encounter the passage often referred
to as the "Song of Moses":

"Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
I will sing to the Lord, because he has won a glorious
victory; He has thrown the horses and their riders into the
sea. The Lord is my strong defender; he is the one who has
saved me. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's
God, and I will sing about his greatness."

When the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem
during the reign of King David, there was a great
procession, led by the king himself, when the glory of the
occasion was enhanced by the use of music. In Chronicles we
read of the rededication of the Temple where music again
played a huge part in the worship and in the celebrations
which surrounded it; all adding to the grandeur of the

The New Testament gives us far fewer references of music in
scripture. In his letters to both the Ephesians and the
Colossians, Paul refers to the use of psalms, hymns and
sacred songs. When Paul and Silas were in prison in
Philippi we are told that they passed the time by "praying
and singing hymns to God". We also read in the Gospels that
after the Last Supper the Disciples "sang a hymn and went
out to the Mount of Olives".

These are the main references to music in scripture to be
found in the New Testament. It must be remembered that the
situation was very different for the early Christian church
when compared to the long established Jewish tradition. The
early Christian Church was run on a house-church basis so
the use of music on any significant scale was simply not
possible. It would appear that some psalm and hymn singing
was part of worship but on a very small scale.

As the church grew over the next few centuries a music
tradition developed which has produced a massive repertoire
of wonderful music in many styles and idioms; - a fantastic
resource on which we can draw today.

Robert Hinchliffe is a professional musician and Methodist
local preacher. He is an oboist and composer; - also a
writer of worship songs. This article is a result of his
recent research into the development of music in Christian
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Creative Worship Ideas - The Use of Hymn Words

Copyright (c) 2010 Robert Hinchliffe

When planning an act of worship, hymns are usually selected
to reinforce the theme of the service. One technique which
I have used very successfully on a number of occasions is
to effectively reverse this and actually use the hymn words
as a basis for preaching. In other words, I don't prepare a
single 15 - 20 minute sermon but follow each hymn with a
'mini' sermon of about 5 minutes taking a particular phrase
or phrases from the words of the hymn as a text. By careful
selection of hymns it is possible to create a really
cohesive service which flows easily from one element to
another. I have found congregations to be very responsive
to this approach.

Ideally, it is best to choose a service which has a very
particular theme. I have used this approach for a Harvest
service, on a Mothering Sunday and at a church anniversary.
Any Sunday which has a very precise place in the church
calendar would be appropriate for this approach. Pentecost
or Advent, for instance, would be ideal. In all cases there
is a wealth of suitable worship music available, from
traditional hymns to contemporary worship songs.

This approach is particularly effective in an all-age
worship situation. A 'blended' worship approach would be
most appropriate for this kind of service so that both
hymns and worship songs can be used; - something for
everyone. Also, this way of doing things means that the
young people don't have to sit through any lengthy talks by
the preacher. There is a lot to commend it!

To give an example of how this all works I will refer to a
Harvest Service I did in this way a couple of years ago. I
took the twin themes of "Thanksgiving" and "Caring", two
topics which we associate with Harvest. I then used three
of the hymns as texts for my 'mini' sermons. These three
hymns were:

- "For the fruits of His creation" - This hymn relates to
both the chosen themes. The two main quotes from this hymn
which I used were "The just reward of labour" which led
logically to the issue of the Fair Trade movement. The line
"In the help we give our neighbour" led me neatly into the
importance of caring and sharing.

- "For the healing of the nations" - This hymn contains the
line, "For a just and equal sharing of the things that
earth affords". I made the point here that the earth has
the richness to easily feed, clothe and resource all its
people yet so many go on living in poverty, in despair and,
sometimes, in virtual slavery. The hymn then goes on to
give us the answer, "To a life of love in action help us
rise and pledge our word." The reference to "love in
action" is, of course, at the very heart of the Christian

- "God in His love for us lent us this planet" - Sung to
the tune 'Stewardship', this is a relatively recent hymn
which focuses our mind on the resources which our world has
and how we should be doing better in preserving it for
future generations. It has been said that we don't own the
planet we just have it on loan from our children.

By using these hymns in this way and expanding on the main
points I have mentioned, (I have just given you the 'bare
bones' here) I got across the message of my twin themes in
a concise way which the congregation found easy to follow.

As I said earlier in my article, I have found this approach
very successful and I intend to use it more when leading
worship on appropriate occasions. A secondary issue with
this way of doing things is that it makes the congregation
very aware of the words they are singing, perhaps giving
them a whole fresh understanding of hymns they have sung
for many years.

Robert Hinchliffe is a professional musician and Methodist
local preacher. He has a keen interest in the use of church
music of all kinds and has recently completed a study of
Music in Christian Worship. If you have found this article
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