The Power of Prayer

Ellen J. Barrier/
Author/Spirituality Counselor
Prayer is a petition, we make to God in times of needed help. People of all ages pray to God. I am reminded of a group of dedicated children who met at a flagpole on the campus of their school on a rainy day, September 16, 2004 in Wichita, Kansas.

These students took part in a prayer event called “See You at The Pole.”  They gathered at 7:00 a.m., to sing Christian songs and pray for their teachers and local and national leaders, and for grace to deal with the pressure of student life.



They stood in the rain showing their commitment to prayer, under the flagpole.  The 13-year-old student who led this event said, “Prayer is an awesome thing.”

Children understand the need for prayer. Their trust and faith in God, is powerful, because these are the things that moves his power to answer prayer.

One day two little children found a beautiful bottle.  And they wanted to open it to see what was inside. However, the top was sealed too tight for them to open the bottle, which was said to be very old. So, they took it to all of the adults in the house, and no one could open the bottle. These children really wanted to see what was in this beautiful bottle. So, one of them said, “Let’s ask, God to open it.”  And they did. The child who was holding the bottle, placed a hand on the top and gave it a twist, and it opened.

To receive anything from God, we must have the focus, commitment and determination these children have; Being willing to pray, even, when it takes you out of your comfort zone; Praying for others, and, most of all, knowing when to ask God, for help.  

Daniel, who we read about in the bible, was placed in a lion’s den, prayed persistent to God daily.  God delivered him. The lions didn't harm him, because he had God’s protection.
He didn't wait until trouble came to pray, as so many people oftentimes do. He prayed before trouble came.

 Prayer
Heavenly Father,
I need your protection and your blessings upon me and my family members; therefore, I am asking you to protect us from danger, and from sickness. I am asking for your blessings in all of our efforts and work that we do, that we may be successful and prosperous with plenty, and that we will bless others abundantly with the things they need. Amen
____ Ellen J. Barrier


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The Cost for Being Poor

Ellen J. Barrier/
Author/Spirituality Counselor
The Poor can’t afford to pay for justice in the court system.  Therefore, they can be punished even when they aren’t guilty of having committed a crime. In the case below, a  lady is an example of such a crime committed against her by our own Justice System:

News Report:
Atlanta woman wrongly imprisoned for 53 days because of name mix-up
Year: 2011





The Event as Told:
An Atlanta woman says she was mistakenly imprisoned for 53 days because police confused her for someone else with the same first name.  She called the police to report that her truck had been stolen in August. But when they showed up at her home, they arrested her for aggravated assault committed by another lady by the same name.

These two women, didn't have the same address, birth date, height, or weight. According to the report, both women are of the same nationality.

Past History:
No criminal record

Background:
 Lives in a rough neighborhood patrolled frequently by police.
Unable to post the $12,000 bond to get out of jail, so she wasn't released until her public defender found the victim of the assault, and brought him to the court to say, she was not the "lady" he had accused.

"I didn't know what to do," She reportedly told the news person. "I didn't know how to get out this situation."

"I just don't think in another side of town this would have ever happened," quoted, another source.

One can only imagine how they would feel, if such a thing happened to them, or a family member. There are serious flaws in our Justice System.

I’m very sad for this innocent lady having been imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit.  I pray that many wonderful things will come her way. No one should have to experience a wrongful imprisonment.
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Staying Focused On Your Goal When Facing Evil


Ellen J. Barrier/
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Evil has a way of raising its ugly head and attacking unexpectedly. The purpose of such an attack is to prevent its victims from completing their goals. Many people have had their plans disrupted due to some unexpected changes that occurred.





Such unexpected changes are financial problems, loss of personal property, loss of income, broken relationships, divorce, sickness, accidents, bodily injury, and others. Evil causes harm, injuries, death and destruction. It is a universal spiritual force that man cannot defeat.

When evil attack, it is with a force that is meant to destroy. The venomous attack is deadly. In order to survive such an attack one must find a way to avoid focusing on their injury.

Being that, evil is supernatural, it is impossible to fight against, using any method.  Therefore, we seek help from God, through prayer. This is when we have to work hard to focus on God. The injury from the attack will challenge its victim’s mind, and body, to prevent them from focusing on God, because the power of God is greater and is the only weapon that can defeat evil.

To move the hand of God, to fight for you against an evil attack, you must be focused on him; persistent, steadfast, determined and constantly in prayer. This is the only way to survive victoriously.

Biblical Event:  When Evil Attack
Acts 28:3-6 (K.J.V)
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened, on his hand. And when the Barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

And he shook off the beast into the fire and felt no harm. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

We can shake off the effects of the things that attack us as Paul did, if we stay focused on our goal. Paul wasn't guilty of any wrongdoing. yet, those who didn't know him, accused him of having committed a crime. Note how God came to Paul's defense, and proved to those who lied on an innocent man, to be ignorant and was not in a position to judge; God defeated the purpose of the enemy of evil, and destroyed his position. He gave Paul the victory! God will do the same for us. Stay focused on God.

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God's Power Revealed

Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor



Psalm 107:23-29 & 33-43
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths; their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein. He turneth the wildernesss into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation; and sow the fields and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow. He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way. Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

The righteous shall see it and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.

Psalm 147:3-11
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:

Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Psalm 93
The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lifted up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.

Psalm 97
The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of lsles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.
His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declares his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

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The Difference Between God and Religion


Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor

                                                     
    The difference between God and religion, is no comparison. God judges the human race according to his laws. He has the authority to carryout punishment in his judgment as to how, and when such punishment should occur.

Being religious, and taking upon one’s self to judge another individual or to punish such an individual for having committed an act that he or she feels is unrighteous, does not qualify judgment. No one is sinless.  Therefore, no human being, will ever qualify to take the position of God to punish another human being for their sins. Regardless, of how they may view the act that was committed.

   God, has not given up his position nor his authority to hand down punishment upon those who reject his laws. One cannot take another individual’s life in the name of “Doing God’s Will”  while professing themselves to uphold God’s laws.

“Thou Shall Not Kill” means exactly what it says.
(God’s Law stated  in Exodus 20:13)

 We are held accountable by God, for the words we speak and for the acts we commit. Words and actions do matter. Negative words and lies used to attack an individual’s character, produce harmful affects. They can destroy an individual’s character, and cause the loss of lives. They can also, cause the innocent to be imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit.

“The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speak forwardness.”
King Solomon  
(Proverbs 10:32)


* Forwardness-not willing to comply with what is right or reasonable.

  Some religious people, are behaving shamefully. They are scornful, judgmental, and filled with hate. The words we use when communicating with others or when they are used in reference to another individual, describes our character. Our own words and actions speaks volumes of who we are. And clearly identifies a connection to God,  or a disconnection from him.

 In the book of Psalm, King David , identifies the character of  both the connected individual, and the disconnected individual to God. He refers to their characteristics as ‘fruit.’ In the book of Galatians,
Paul also gives a description as "The fruit of the spirit."


The Character Of  the Connected Individual to God:
Galatians 5:22


But the fruit of the Spirit is  love,   joy,   peace,   longsuffering,   gentleness,   goodness,
faith,   meekness,   temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22)

Psalm 1


Blessed is the man (person) that walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law does he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bring forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not  wither, and whatsoever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


The Character Of the Disconnected Individual from God:
Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these:
Adultery,  fornication,  uncleanness,  lasciviousness,  idolatry,  witchcraft, hatred,  variance,  emulations.  Wrath,  strife,  seditions,  heresies,  envying,   murders,
drunkenness,  revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told
you in time past, that they which do such things shell not inherit the kingdom of God.

Conclusion:


Does one need to be religious to be successful or to have hope and to live?
The answer is  No.

From my very own personal experience - with testimonies of others, to be connected to God is awesome!
He provides greater opportunities with  hope.


Rewards:
Therefore, we rejoice in hope; patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer. Knowing that tribulations, produces patience, and patience, produces experience, and experience,  produces hope. Success and great achievements are additional accomplishments provided with hope.

Reference:
Romans 5:3,4 &  12:12

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God Reversed Paralysis Restored Speech & Memory After A Stroke





Shared: by Ellen J. Barrier
(Given in honor of my mother Arcilla Mason)

During the summer in which I graduated from high school, my mother was stricken with a stroke, causing paralysis to her right side-upper and lower extremities, including the right side of her head and face, and loss of speech and memory. She was comatose for several weeks. Her physicians informed us there was nothing else they could do for her. At this point, there were no signs of improvement. They said, "She will never walk again, go and purchase a wheelchair for her."

A few days later, prior to my mother's dismissal from the hospital, as I looked down at her small frame lying helpless in bed, the pain of sorrow I felt, is too unbearable to describe. I cried uncontrollably. Then, suddenly there was someone standing beside me, saying with authority and assurance, "This Sickness Is Not Unto Death."

Immediately, I stopped crying, This voice was not of this world. I have never heard anyone speak in that tone. Therefore, I trembled with fear. There was no one in the room other than my mother and myself. The door was closed. While shaking, I went out of the room to see if someone was at the door,  I  didn't see anyone standing in the hall. I then, checked on my mother, she was still comatose.

I sat down and tried to figure out this messenger. I had read in the bible about God and his Angels speaking to people, but I had never heard of it happening outside of the bible. I accepted the fact that this messenger was of God, because no human being could possibly speak in that tone, with that kind of authority and assurance.

I began to thank God, and praise him, then I stopped shaking. I told my family and the church members, along with our pastor, about my encounter. We all praised God for my mother's healing, because he had sent an Angel to let us know that he had heard our prayers!

When we took my mother home, from the hospital, there was no change. A few days later, she came out of the coma. She couldn't speak, and didn't recognize any of us. We had to care for her as one would care for an infant. She couldn't feed her self, nor could she move her right-side extremities. Therefore, she had to be turned. She required lots of care.

Two years later, without any physical therapy, my mother, was able to walk without a cane. She didn't need the wheel chair any more. She recognized us, and was able to speak very clearly. God showed us his power. And for that, my mother along with us, gave him honor and praise. He added twenty beautiful years to my mother's life.

The results of healing through prayers of faith are supernatural. They produce the results of miracles. The bible instructs us to let our requests be made known to God, through prayers and thanksgiving.

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

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Has The Death Penalty Enactment Made Our Country Safer?

Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor

The government passed the Death Penalty Enactment in 1994, stating the majority of the people want this law enactment put in force, despite the fact that evidence in those states which already had the Death Penalty Enactment in force, didn't have lesser crimes. The cost for tax payers reportedly is $33,000,000,000.


Investigative Report  December, 1993:

Homicide Records Set in 22 Cities
"Many of those cities are in states that have the Death Penalty Enactment. When it comes to homicide, states with the Death Penalty Enactment, are not showing a difference in crime rate punishable by law."

There have been many debates on the Death Penalty Enactment since it has been in force. Some argue that it is immoral, some says it isn't. Some say we need it, others say we don't.
What are your thoughts on The Death Penalty Enactment?


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Children Are To Obey God In Their Youthful Years


Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor

References:
Ecclesiastes 12th Chapter

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them; while the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars; be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:

In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of the music shall be brought low;

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall floruish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: Because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

The Conclusion:

Let us hear of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Death and Destruction:
Revelation 6:8

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was, Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword, and with   hunger,
 and with the beasts of the earth.


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What Causes A Nation To Fail?




Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor


We are all held accountable for the things we teach. There is a danger to those who aren't teaching by example - and who aren't following God's instructions for delivering his message to the people.

Scriptures:
When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. (Ezekiel 3:18)
Yet, if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. (Ezekiel 3:19)
                          
                                                     Failed Leadership
Failed leadership is the direct cause, of a nation to fail. To address failed leadership, one must look at the  organizations and the government. Many of those in religious organizations, have been found guilty of wrongdoings. Those who were in positions to teach God's laws, broke them:  Ministers and Priests accused of misconduct, corruption in governmental leaders, corruption in the Justice system, injustice in the courtroom, judges, lawyers and police officers, breaking the laws that they expect others to abide by.

A lack of proper parental guidance, has been a direct cause for crimes commited in high volumes, by some very young people. Some teachers, have conducted themeselves inappropriately with students, and some have done a very poor job teaching.

The Economy:
The economy worldwide, has been affected. There were signs coming, that were noticeable. Some in the media, were asking questions to economists -  their answers were conflicting. We are faced with the failure of many nations. Therefore, our economical problems are very great.

Scriptures:
Deuteronomy 5:29
O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children forever!

Ezekiel 16:43
Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but has fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God:
And thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.

Deuteronomy 32:21-23
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

 War & weather:
(droughts, violent storms, floods, mass destructions, animal attacks, land/sea)

Affect on Food Supply;  Health & Safety:

They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. (Deuteronomy 32:24,25)

When we look closely at the scriptures, and consider the things that are happening in our society and worldwide; there are wars that takes the lives of many soldiers. And there is another war within our own country, in our neighborhoods and on our streets. There are many living in poverty and are homeless.
For more studying, read the book below: Chapter 5, " God's Message To His People"


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How We Pray Determines How God Will Answer


Ellen J. Barrier/author/Spirituality Counselor

When we pray to God, and thereby, petition him, it is not within our judgment to analyze how or when,  he should grant our request. Or to use our knowledge, to interject  our opinion on the subject matter, that we are petitioning him about, when we are praying. Neither should we listen to others who are giving their opinions. We must stay steadfast in prayer and focus on the fact that, God is supernatural, and with him all things are possible.

Garbriel  said, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
St. Luke 1:37

In the case of Zacharias, he had been praying for a child. When God was prepared to grant his request, he used his knowledge to interject his opinion, which was irrelevant. And found out that this is a defiant act with God. And there is punishment that will follow. Because he didn’t believe that God was qualified to give him a child at the time God had chosen to do so.

Like most people, if the answer doesn’t come in the time they want it to, they give up. This is what Zacharias, had done. His mind wasn’t allowing him to look beyond the human’s educational process, and see the supernatural powers that God possesses.  Because he doubted God, he was punished. God took away his speech.  (St. Luke 1:21-25 & 57-64

Scripture: James 1:67

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like the wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man (person) think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.


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Spiritual Health Food


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Scriptures to Bring Hope
 Reference: Kings James Bible

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth  out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:3



Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily  bread. And forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen
Matthew 6:9-13

But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
Mark 7:27, 28

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thou soul prospereth.
III John 2

There is nothing better for a man, (human) than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
Ecclesiastes 2:24

And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not plant and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.
Isaiah 65:21, 22, 23

Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shall have plenty of silver.
Job 22:25

And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Isaiah 65:24

Every man to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice  in his labor, this is the gift of God.
Ecclesiastes 5:19

For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matthew 7:8

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Matthew 7:11

The blessings of the Lord, maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:22

So  Shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
proverbs 3:10

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me, but ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee?
In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for  ye have robbed me even this whole nation.
Malachi 3:7, 8, 9

Bring ye all the tithes into the store house, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of host, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not  be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of  your ground. Neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field saith the Lord of host. All nations shall call you blessed;
Malachi 3:10, 11, 12

Behold, they shall surely  gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Isaiah 54:15

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment
thou shall condemn: This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17

Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying the seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil toward thy brother, and thou giveth him nought; and he cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shall surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when
thou giveth unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
Deuteronomy 15:9, 10

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come unto the waters, and  he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isaiah 55:1

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near; Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6, 7

He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.
psalms 107:38

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When We Declare the End God Declares the Beginning


                                                                      Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor




Case in Point:

Over the weekend, my husband and I were given another opportunity, to see God reveal his mighty power.

We have a huge garden. On Saturday, my husband showed me a large tomato plant. The root had been eaten off by a mole. I told him, perhaps he should replant it, because it might have a sprout on the root. He said he didn’t see anything that looked like a sprout. After checking, the gnawed off root, I didn’t see a sprout.

On Monday, we saw the plant laying on the ground. It had lots of sprouts and a root. Sprouts that we both know weren’t on the plant on Saturday. The plant was badly withered, but still had some life in the vines. The temperature had been extremely hot from early morning to late evening on these days.

We picked the plant up and planted it on Monday evening. This morning, the leaves and the stems are green.

Being that, God did that for a plant, he can certainly do the same for a person. Regardless, of what others say. And there are some who are quick to declare the end of a situation. They will declare the end to someone else’s marriage, relationship, life, career, and personal affairs. Some will go so far as to decide who they feel is going to Heaven or to Hell.

To these kinds of negative conclusions, there is no end to their decisions for the lives of others. These are the kinds of people one should not take advice from.


Wisdom:

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.
Proverbs 8: 11, 12, 34, 35 (K.J.V)

For I am the Lord, that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26



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Supernatural Healing

Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor


Those who have received healing within their bodies, without medical intervention, received their healing from supernatural powers. This is a method of healing that can’t be explained as to how it occurred.

We refer to these kinds of healings as ‘miracles’. Biblical studies, teaches us that Jesus himself healed the sick and that he gave that same power, to his followers, to continue his ministry:

Scripture: Acts 3:2-9

And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.

Recommended:
Chapter 7
"God's Power In Demonstration When Medical Science Failed"




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God's Powerful Forgiveness


 Pamela Stoker-Nunley

        (Psalm 103:1-14)   

1. Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me,

    bless his holy name!

2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

3. Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

4. Who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you

     with steadfast love, and mercy.

5. Who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that

    your youth is renewed like the eagles.

6. The Lord works vindication and justice for all who are

     oppressed.

7. He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of

    Israel.

8. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and

    abounding in steadfast love.

9. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.

10. He does not deal with us according to our sins,

      nor requite us according to our iniquities, (dealt with us),

11. For as the heavens are high above the earth,

      so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;


12. As far as the east is from the west, so far does he

      remove our transgressions from us.

13. As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities

      those who fear him.

14. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.

                                                                   

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Why You Need To Stay Focused On God


Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor




   The need to stay focused on God is to hear his voice, giving you the guidance, instructions and directions you need to be able to receive the things you desire. The things listed below, are all necessary, to receive from God the things we want.

Scripture:

And it shall come to pass, that before they call; I will answer, and while they are yet speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65: 24 (K.J.V)


You Need To Be In This Position:

Focused

Persistent

Determined

Steadfast

When those things are in existence, they bring God’s power into action, because they produce the faith that is needed within you, to release God’s power. It is that kind of faith that is commanding. It gives you the power to decree a thing and make it happen.

Command the Hands of God
Scripture:

Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
Isaiah 45:11 (K.J.V)

Decreeing Power:
Scripture:

Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Job 22:28 (K.J.V)

Definition:

*Decree, 1: one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained.

2: An authoritative decision. 3: an order usually having the force of  law.



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God's Mercy and Grace Saved My Life


Shared by Hazel M. Mason

When I was a young adult, I experienced a life threatening illness, resulting in an emergency surgical procedure. Prior to the surgical procedure, I was in severe pain for three days. The purpose of the surgical procedure, was to increase circulation to my heart. I received blood transfusions and intravenous fluids for several days. I made a promise to God, but failed to keep it. Yet, his mercy and grace spared my life.

God has said, "Without me you can do nothing." I had tried to live my life without him. During a one-night -stand, I got into some trouble. I realize I can't make it without God's protection. In my early thirties, I gave my life to Jesus Christ. Through him, I have overcome my challenges. I'm living a celebrated life.

The road hasn't been easy for me. I have overcome other challenges to my health, through the power of God's mercy and grace. I was diagnosed with a heart condition and wore a heart monitor and was on heart medication. I no longer need to take medication for my heart. I once lost the use of my right arm. God restored the strength in it.

My jaws have locked, several times, causing severe pain - leaving me unable to speak. But God's mercy and grace, gave me the power to defeat every challenge that attacked me.

Scriptures:
Casting all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
St. Matthew 11:28


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I Received Salvation

Shared by Dianne Malone

My family is very important to me. But more than even my children and grandchildren, is my relationship with Christ. The day I accepted the love of Jesus, and the Salvation, that only he could give - it was the greatest day of my life. I'll never forget the Sunday night, I was lying in bed, telling him how great and marvelous he is. All at once, I actually heard his voice say, "Say Abba Father." Not knowing what else to do, I started to speak as I, was told. I only got "Abba" out of my mouth, before I began to speak in tongues. (I was baptized in the Baptist Faith). My life has changed. I am a new creature. Christ is the head of my life. I give him all praise and glory.

Today
by Dianne Malone

A life was born today
A new birth came to be
A life was changed today
Christ has set me free

A soul was saved today
From the pit of hell released
A soul was set free today
Saved from eternal grief

A new creature was born today
Washed clean in the blood of the lamb
A meaning was given to my life today
I belong to the great I Am

                                        
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In The Hands of An Angry God


Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality Counselor 


God introduces himself to his people:


Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? When I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water and dieth for thirst.
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
But I am the Lord thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared:
Reference:
(Isaiah 50:2, 3 & 51:15)

Expresses Disappointment With His People:
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: Who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
And forgettest the Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?
Reference:
(Isaiah 51:12,13)

How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieved him in the desert! (Psalm 78:40)
Who can stand before his indignation? And who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. (Nahum 1:6)

Detailed Plan for Punishment:
These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? Desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? (Isaiah 51:19)

Famine and the Economy
I have smitten you with blasting and mildew:
When your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not return unto me, saith the Lord.
I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camp to come up into your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the Lord.

For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declared unto men what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of host is his name.
(Amos 4:9,10,13)

The Cause of God’s Anger against Man:
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; Behold, it is written before me; I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the Lord, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills; therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
Reference:
(Isaiah 65:2,3,6,7)

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentille;
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Reference:
(Romans 2:7-10)
If my people, which are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(II Chronicles 7:14)

The grass withereth the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8)
For there is no respect of persons with God. (Romans 2:11)

Biblical Disasters:
And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven. (Revelation 11:13)

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram. And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. (Psalm 106:17,18)

And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel;

But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did.

Therefore, shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye maybe strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it.

And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
Reference:
(Deuteronomy 11:6-9)

                                                                 

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Accountability: The Price to Be Paid


Ellen J. Barrier/Author/Spirituality

   
    We are held accountable for the things we do, and say, by our creator. When we consider God's dealings with Miriam and Aaron, the relatives of Moses, how he held them accountable for the words they said in speaking against Moses for having married an "Ethiopian Woman", we should learn that, it is in our best interest, not to engage in negative conversations about other people, including our relatives.



                     Aaron and Miriam Condemned Moses' Marriage

References: K.J.B
(Numbers Chapter 12)


And Miriam and Aaron, spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian Woman whom he had married.
And they said, hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us?
And the Lord heard it. (now the man Moses was meek, above all the men which was upon the face of the earth.)
        
An the Lord spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. And the Lord came down in the pillar of a cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

                                          God Chastised Aaron and Miriam       


And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him I will speak, mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord; shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
Note: God disagreed with Aaron and Miriam's judgement against Moses.
                                      
                                        God's Punishment Carried Out


And the anger of the Lord  was kindled against them; and he departed. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and behold Miriam became leprous, white as snow:  Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold she was leprous.

                                             Aaron's Plea to Moses


And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my Lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein, we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb. And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Lord, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.


                                          God's Response to Moses

And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days; and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

Note: It can be clearly understood that Miriam's and Aaron's behavior caused a delay in the journey. When we look very closely at the destruction we see happening in the world, this let us know that both the righteous and the sinners often have to endure hardship together. However, the sinners suffers the most.



God's Requirements Remain the Same For All Generations 

That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requireth that which is past.
And, moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.                                    
Ecclesiastes 3:15,16,17

Recommended:
 Chapter 5
"God's Message To His People"

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