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Steadfast Trust In God   Leave a comment

God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that fears him, and works righteousness, is accepted with him. (Acts 10:34)

The things we need from God, to satisfy our human desires and needs, are beyond the ability for man to accomplish. In order to find perfect peace in our daily life, we must have steadfast trust in God to heal our entire being: body, mind, and spiritual being (soul) These are things that no man-made products can never accomplish, and the hands of the most skillful can never perform them.
We can achieve our desires and needs from God, when we do the things that pleases him. That is to follow the example of Jesus Christ, who prayed persistently to God, though being the Son of God, he humbled himself in submission to the creator of all flesh, and of all the things that exist in the heavens and Earth. There is one God, and his power, and one world.
*The disciple is not above his master, but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. (Luke 6:40)
* Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unremovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
* As we have therefore opportunity, therefore let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)
Give us help from trouble for vain is the help of man.
Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies. (Psalm 108: 12,13)
Written,
Ellen J. Barrier

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_______________ SIN ________________   Leave a comment

Intentional Sin is an unrighteous act, committed by someone who is aware that such behavior is wrong.
*For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. (Romans 7:18-20)
Untrolled Sin is the lack of self-control over wrongful acts committed, despite having the knowledge to know better than to do such things.
Self- Discipline
Self-discipline is needed to control our weakness: anger management, behavior management, health habits, self- abuse, and the abuse of others.

How Do We Find The Source To Solve Such Problems?
Self- Abuse
Engaging in unprotected sexual acts with different or various people, put a person at risk of contracting infectious and sexually transmitted diseases.
Poor Eating Habits
An unhealthy diet of food and drinks, can lead to poor health. Poor health, weaken the body defences to fight against germs that causes sicknesses.
The Complete Person is Body Mind and Soul
*What? Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
Good Health
When the whole person is in good health, the body will function properly for a great number of many years, because the aging process is very slow.
* And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. (Psalm 1:3)
*Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. (3 John 2)

The End Results of Sin Is Destruction
* Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death. (James 1:15)
* For the wages of sin is death; but the gift, of God is eternal life. (Roman 6:23)

___ Ellen J. Barrier

Hate and Lies Destroy   Leave a comment

Hate and Lies are demons. They dwell in the dark prison of evil. They are a serious threat to the human race. These demons searches for souls to occupy, to carry out their work. Their mission on Earth is to war against Love and Truth.
The demons of Hate and Lies, have destroyed many great and wonderful things. Love and Truth rebuilt those things upon a foundation that can never again be destroyed.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Jesus Christ (KJV John 14:6)
” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
(KJV John 3:16)
Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
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One God One Power One World   Leave a comment

God is called by many different names. He introduce himself to us by the image of who we are, and the things we see in the universe, and life that exists in the world around us: We see the power of the wind and violent storms. We observe the many different changes in the universe, its beauty and calmness. And the power of lightning and thunder, that shakes Earth and cause fear.
God has created man in his own image and likeness. He has given us the ability to create things, and the intelligence to know the difference between right and wrong; Our physical makeup is an image of himself.

The Challenge By God To The Person That Questions His Existence:
The players in a game will change. But, the rules will remain the same.
God communicates with man as noted here:
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, that he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. (Job 33:15-17)
The Man Who Questioned God: The Challenge
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, and brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, and said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the norning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, that thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; to cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Areturus with his sons?
Knowest thou the ordiances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Can thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, when the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, when they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Canst thou number the months they fulful? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth and return not unto them.
Who hast sent out the wild ass free? or who hast loosed the bands of the wild ass? whose house I have made the wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings. He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver. The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him because his strength is great? or will thou leave thy labor to him? Wilt thou believe him that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?
Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacock? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? which leaveth her eggs into the earth and warmest them in dust, and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not her’s: her labour is in vain without fear; Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding. What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha: and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
Conclusion:
Moreover the Lord answered Job and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? He that reporveth God, let him answer it.
Then Job answered the Lord and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Will thou disannual my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
Then Job answered the Lord and said, I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not: things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
From the book of Job Chapters 38, 39, 40,41, 42
King James Version Bible
____ Ellen J. Barrier

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Exercise Is Not Enough   1 comment

Exercise Is Not Enough

“My holy of holies is the human body; health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love, and absolute freedom-freedom from violence and falsehood, no matter how the last two manifest themselves.” Anton Chekhov

When we view the statement above and the thoughts of the Apostle Paul on the human body, we can agree that exercise alone, is not enough to qualify for complete fulfillment of a healthy body; that would include the mind and soul within each individual.

The Apostle Paul clearly believed that there are benefits for the body through exercising, but more is needed to fully benefit the whole person.  Paul stated “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” 1Timothy 4:8 (King James Version)

Spirituality plays an Important Role in Good Health

“Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy.”_Izaak Walton

Health is something that is very valuable and should never be taken for granted.  We should do all that is possible to take good care of our health. And encourage others to do the same. Prayers are always needed for God’s intervention, being that he is the one who designed our body.

In order for a person to be complete and to have a healthy body, a healthy diet, and a healthy mind is needed, along with a good exercising program.  When a person only exercise, eat unhealthy foods, and have no spiritual consciousness they will tire quicker, and their stress level will be higher.

Be blessed in health and happiness,

__Ellen J. Barrier

Avoid Living in The Past   1 comment

Avoid Living in The Past

Strive for a Better Future and To Become a Better Person

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Avoid living in the past. Accept God’s forgiveness for your wrongdoings, and strive for a better future, and to become a better person.  Otherwise, you will become a prisoner locked behind the corridors of your past.

 

You Must Release the Past from Your Mind

“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Apostle Paul

Living in the Past by Choice

For the individual who are able to make choices, but due to anger and grudges, refuses to let go of the past, he or she made the choice to become a prisoner of their past.  Such individuals are mean spirited people.  Living in their past, only makes them bitter, unkind and unhappy, because they refuge to forget what someone may have said or done to them, that they didn’t like,  and they aren’t about to forget, and in their mind, they are never going to forgive.

The Helpless Prisoner

Some people are afraid to move on.  Therefore, they are living in the past.  There are different reasons for which people are imprisoned in their past.  Fear and unhappiness can hold a person as a prisoner. They  prevent that person from making changes in their lives. They aren’t able to set goals because of the fear and unhappiness they are shackled to. They can’t release themselves from their prison.

The cause of fear and unhappiness is oftentimes due to a bad relationship or abuse that such an individual experienced.  Therefore, they would need someone to help them by working patiently with them.  Otherwise, they will remain a prisoner in their past (psychologically). This is a helpless prisoner.

Source for quote: Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version Bible

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