Who is God?

God is not a Faith.

God is not a Religion.

God is the Supreme Spiritual Being

He has created all life and flesh and the Earth with Heaven and the moon, sun and stars.
It is impossible to understand the fullness of the existence of God and his power. However, the soul knows that it has a creator: and in times of distress, will seek God for Comfort and Peace and Salvation.

The soul is in distress, when the occurrence of things happen beyond the ability of human knowledge to control such things as weather related disasters, incurable diseases, sicknesses and the things that causes fear that is overwhelming; the soul without hesitation will seek to get acquainted with God its creator.

The soul will call out to God for deliverance, regardless of its gender or status, whether rich or poor, in times of distress.

God is a Spirit and: they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(John 4:24)
Written by Ellen J. Barrier

A Higher Calling

"This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."
__ The Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:13,14)
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

When we resist fighting evil with evil, we are pursuing a higher calling, as the scriptures encourage us to do: "See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)

If we allow ourselves to commit hateful acts and engage in inflammatory speech against others to cause them harm, we are causing greater harm to ourselves. The spirit of hate is demonic; it carry with it a heavy burden within the soul of the person it possess, or within the mind of the person it oppress. The spirit of hate imprison the person it holds captive; preventing him or her from freedom and peace. Without freedom, peace cannot exist.

Such a person, lives in a world of darkness. The penalty for this person is that they will reap the evil they sowed.

Those who pursue a higher calling, gain freedom and peace, by learning to put hurtful things behind them: They pursue a brighter future with righteousness that release freedom and peacefulness within their soul.
To pursue Love and Peace, we must find a way to put past events that were hurtful behind: The scriptures instructs us to "Pray without ceasing." And offer to us encouragement to give thanks to God, in every thing, further stating, "This is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
 (1 Thessalonians 5: 15, 18)

In Conclusion

Jesus was hated, lied on, mocked, discriminated against, because he was different, and crucified by those who judged him. Being that he represent A Higher Calling; those who pursue it can't expect to be treated differently than he. Otherwise, it would place them in a position above the Son of God.
In his own words, Jesus stated, "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore: For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known."
__Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:24,25,26)

God's Instructions to Pursue A Higher Calling

Ye have heard that it has been said, "Thou shall Love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy." But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you: That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 5:43, 44,45)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5;17)
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another. (Ephesians 4:25)
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind: (Ephesians 4:23)
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour,  and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31,32)
"Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies and envies, and all evil speakings," (1 Peter 2:1,2)

God's Protection Plan with His Blessings

"For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you he shall not lose his reward."
__  Jesus Christ  (Mark 9:41)

"And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea."___ Jesus Christ (Mark 9:42)
"What shall we then say to these thing? If God be for us, who can be against us?"__ The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:31)
The scripture further informs us, Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a  man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)

To be clear, the word 'man' is used as to include  the human race.
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier

Steadfast Trust in God

The answer to each prayer, comes to us by means of a process, that is rewarded based on God's judgment to grant or deny that request.

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Galatians 6:9

If you treat others the way you would want them to treat you in your time of need, and show respect to them based on their God-given  Constitutional Rights, that he has created all people to be treated equal, and your trust in God is steadfast, he will not withhold a request from you in your time of need.

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace, to help in time of need." Hebrews 4:16

God bless you,
Ellen J. Barrier

Words Identify a Person's Character

It is important how we use our words.
Words used without carefully considering the harm they might cause, should never be published.

The words of the wise are carefully chosen before they are spoken, to avoid hurtful feelings.

Words spoken by those who are arrogant, comes from within a soul that is uncaring, unforgiving and unremorseful.

Words Identify A Person's Character
Words of the Wise Are Carefully Chosen Before They Are Spoken
A fool open his mouth and speaks without knowledge.
The words of  fools are unkind. Such people are uncaring, unforgiving, and unremorseful.
A fool is a prisoner of his own soul, one who will never experience freedom.

___ Ellen J. Barrier

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A Weaker Generation

To become stronger than the things that weakens our character, and breed a generation of people filled with hate for others who disregards all human rights and dignity; committing violent acts against others while showing no remorse will only produce other generations of aggressiveness far more harmful to the human race than previous generations, we must become better people.

In this day and time disrespect for the rights of others, have become a worldwide problem.  Women rights to have their bodies respected are being violated by men who commit sexual assault and battery against them.

Violence in the home and elsewhere has become a problem that the human race must address and take positive steps to control.

Torture under any circumstance used against others is a form of bullying and is a violation of human rights. It is morally wrong to do such things to a defenseless person.
Saying mean spirited things about others are disrespectful.  It cheapens the person’s character that does such things. Such behavior leads to rumors that result in lies that become out-of- control - damage to the character of other people.

In order to become a stronger generation, we must work on our characteristic traits to become good role models in society.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier, author of The Price We Must Pay for Our Father’s Sins

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Don’t Be Afraid To Go With the Angels

As we travel upon our path in life, there are two spiritual forces that we must choose from; good and bad. We make a decision to choose either of the two. To determine the right course to follow we measure the quality of life, based on advantages and disadvantages. Where our path leads us to in life is up to us to decide. 

I observed four teenagers as they traveled on a street; two were in front and the others remained in back, but kept at a short distant, yet, all four of them appeared to be in conversation among themselves. Soon a traveler on a bike passed by and said “Hello” to the teenagers in a friendly manner, as he rode passed them. In response, one of the teenagers picked up a large rock and threw it at the traveler, coming short of hitting the back wheel of the bike. The other teenager followed in the same manner, throwing a rock at the bicyclist. I cannot confirm where his rock landed

The two teenagers who were misbehaving decided to enter the next street  that the two teenagers ahead of them had taken, and sit in the middle of the street stopping the flow of traffic, while placing their lives in harm’s way and interfering with the progress of others.

During this entire ordeal, the two teenagers in front, continued on their path never acknowledging what the others were doing behind them. They never once looked back.

When an object is used to intentionally cause harm to another individual, it is a disadvantage. There is nothing good to gain from such behavior. To place oneself in harm’s way is a disadvantage, it hinders progress . To choose to do bad rather than good is a disadvantage to both the individual who made such a choice and to others.

Bad behavior has a negative effect upon all involved, whether by choice or if drawn into a bad situation that was created by someone else.

The teenagers who ignored the others by choosing to do good, made a choice that was an advantage; they continued upon their path, making progress for success.

It might appear to be lots of fun to harm others, and to challenge them with fear and acts of violence, but every offense has a debt to be paid. Such behavior leads to more destruction on many different paths, each ending on a dead-end street; resulting in unhappiness and self-destruction.

Choose to do good and let it lead you, as you travel upon your path.  Along the way the angels will guide you to your destination. Don’t be afraid to go with the angels, God is with them.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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