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    I know the title of this article is "You got these people in your life?" Bare with me please, and keep reading. Some ground work needs to be established first in this article, before we get to are these people in your life?

    WHAT'S GOING ON AT YOUR PERSONAL ALTAR?

    In the history of the tabernacle, the same altar was used for 270 years.

    II Kings 16: 10 - 18; Isaiah 7: 3 -9

    Do you have a personal altar in your life?

    If you're sliding or drifting from God, it starts with you drifting away from your personal altar.

    If you don't protect the altar in your life, you'll begin to replace your personal altar with carnal things.

    Is your prayer life's standard set according to the world i.e. like a hybrid, watered-downed religious activity?
    Or, is your prayer life's standard according God and of heart-wrenching transparency and honesty before the Holy Spirit?

    Once you loose the personal altar, you loose your direction.
    Once you loose conviction in your life, you begin to pick up the very things the Holy Spirit has delivered you from.
    Once you loose your personal altar, your begin to slowly lower your standards.
    Once you loose your personal altar, you choose to shut the door on the Holy Spirit convicting you.

    The altar is not a place where you simply inquire when you are in trouble.

    The altar in its ultimate purpose, is a place where you die to your flesh and you die to yourself, where you die to your own will and your own desire.

    When you little-by-little remove your altar, your prayer life [which should include praying in your heavenly prayer language] and killing the flesh is no longer a priority.

    You and I need the altar, the old fashioned altar of God, because as long as you and I breathe, the following will be continuous:

    a) your flesh continues to try to override your spirit.
    b) another part of yourself will always need to die.
    c) you and I will always need to pray constantly, specifically when we don't feel like it.

    Every Christian believer needs the following three types of people in your life.

    YOU got THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE?

    Who are the Paul's in your life? These Paul-type people are above your spiritual level, they can check you and hold you accountable? The Paul-type people in your life are a very select, few people that you'll rearrange your schedule for when they call you up because they have heard from the Holy Spirit specifically for you.

    - the relationship with these Paul-type people should NOT be codependent
    - the relationship with these select Paul-type people should NOT have a trace of manipulation
    - your relationship with these few Paul-type people should NOT have any trace of fear in it

    Who are the Timothy's in your life? These are people that you pour into their life spiritually? Your spiritual maturity is more developed than theirs. This select group of people seeks you out, they respect you, your character draws them.

    - the relationship with these Timothy-type people should have boundaries established up front
    - the relationship with these Timothy-type people should NOT have a trace of control from you in their lives
    - the relationship with these few Timothy-type people are usually for a season
    release and conclude the relationship amicably when the season ends with each of these people

    Who are the Barnabas' in your life? These are your spiritual peers, you all are on the same level of maturity. These are people you sharpen and they sharpen you. You need to hang out with these like-minded people because you all are of like faith.

    When you show signs of loosing the altar in your life, REMEMBER the Paul-type, Timothy-type and Barnabas-type people are in your life from God -- so do not resent these chosen people. When these people speak, correct, challenge, irritate and admonish you about the "its" in your life, don't shun them, please beloved reader.

    - these Paul/Timothy/Barnabas people can be any age in your life
    - these Paul/Timothy/Barnabas people should NOT represent any form of temptation in your interaction
    - the character of these Paul/Timothy/Barnabas people should show evidence that they thirst and seek God regularly
    - these Paul/Timothy/Barnabas people should themselves be surrounded with people who hold them accountable

    GET YOUR PERSONAL ALTAR BACK IN YOUR LIFE.
    GET YOUR FAMILY BACK AT THE ALTAR.
    GET YOUR MARRIAGE BACK AT THE ALTAR.
    GET THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE BACK AT THE ALTAR.

    Beloved reader, I derived the contents of this article by listening to a teaching by Jentezen Franklin titled "All Directions Come From The Altar." If you have any interest in having and transferring generational blessings to those in your life, I encourage you to listen to this teaching in its entirety. You can view this video teaching on this Healed People, Heal People Web site.

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    I am ... Sasha Fierce. Who is Sasha Fierce?

    I strongly encourage you to send this article to every youth pastor, parent and the leadership of every youth department that you know. This article is credited in its entirety to Latter Days Ministry Web site. Their site is not to be confused with the Latter Day Saints or Mormons. The ministry is called Latter Days because believers are in the last days leading up to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Latter Days is a Christian ministry dedicated to preparing God's people for His imminent return.

    Here is a riddle for you. How does a nice, Christian girl become a whore, a witch, and a manslayer? The answer is she doesn't; someone else does. Are you confused yet? Well, just keep reading.

    Beyonce announced in 2008 she wants to be called Sasha Fierce. Fittingly, the name of her new album is, I Am ... Sasha Fierce. So what? you may say, "That is just her stage name, all the stars do that." Is it just a stage name? Let's see what Beyonce has to say about it. [emphasis added by the writer of this article from Latter Days Ministry Web site]

    “When I see video of myself on stage or TV I’m like, ‘Who is that girl?’ That’s not me, I wouldn’t dare do that." Beyonce, September 2003.

    "I created my stage persona to protect myself, so that when I go home, I don't have to think about what it is I do. Sasha isn't me." Beyonce, Parade Magazine, December 2006

    "I wouldn't like Sasha if I met her offstage." Beyonce, Parade Magazine, December 2006

    "I have someone else that takes over when it's time for me to work and when I'm on stage, this alter ego that I've created that kind of protects me and who I really am." Beyonce, Press Statement, October 2008

    "Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage." Beyonce, Press Statement, October 2008

    "I’ve created an alter ego: things I do when performing I would never do normally. I reveal things about myself that I wouldn’t do in an interview. I have out-of-body experiences [on stage]. If I cut my leg, if I fall, I don’t even feel it. I’m so fearless, I’m not aware of my face or my body."
    Beyonce, Marie Claire interview, October 2008

    Beyonce believes that when she is performing, another person takes her over and causes/allows her to do things that she would not ordinarily do. While in this out of body state, she is not aware of, and loses consciousness about, her own body! Her performances are so debased and exhibit such debauchery, that she cannot even bring herself to acknowledge what she is doing [and what she has become]. Instead, she has created this alter ego that allows her to escape her actions and attribute them to another person. So, it is not Beyonce grinding, hunching, pumping, and stripping half-naked on the screen ... it is Sasha!

    Even on her Web site, she allows you to see these different personalities. At the bottom of her site, you can slide the pointer over to the I am side where the entire site becomes lighter in appearance. Here, the pictures of Beyonce appear provocative and revealing, but her facial expressions are more demure. Slide the pointer to the Sasha Fierce side and the entire site becomes dark while the pictures take on a more sadomasochistic feel.

    You know what they call this in the world? It’s called Multiple Personality Disorder that involves a disturbance in identity whereby two or more separate personalities or identities, known as alters, control an individual's behavior.

    You know what it is called in Biblical terms? Double-mindedness, or as stated in the Greek dipsychos that literally means two minds or two souls.

    "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 1:8

    The double-minded person continually falters between two choices - God and satan - because an unclean spirit [demon] has taken root in their souls.
    I Kings 18:21

    The presence of this demon spirit defiles the soul. James 4:8

    In order for the heart to be purified, the unclean demon spirit must be cast out."Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:10

    How does Beyonce go from disliking and disassociating herself from Sasha to embracing and becoming Sasha? It is the evidence that the demon Sasha is taking her over. The more Beyonce gives room [an open door that gives legal right to the demon to enter, inhabit and take residence in a person] to Sasha in her life, the more her own personality will be suppressed and overcome by that demonic spirit.

    This is illustrated in Beyonce's I Am Sasha Fierce tour. She demonstrates that when it comes to a battle between herself and Sasha, Beyonce loses and Sasha wins.

    Beyonce appears as virginal, innocent, and sweet dressed in white, which is the image often presented of her. Yet, we know this image has no substance as she reaches for a double-sided coin and is exposed in a way that is neither pure nor innocent. It is a depiction of whoredoms as purity, which is really what the whole Beyonce/Sasha dichotomy is about.

    Beyonce proceeds to toss the coin into the air, with one side representing Beyonce and the other side representing Sasha Fierce.

    Link to video on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1zwnq-2EBs

    Notice how the crowd cheers as Sasha wins the flip of the coin. Many Beyonce fans identify more with Sasha than Beyonce, and there is a reason for that. We will explain this later.

    Is Beyonce's identity really just a result of chance? Is this just a promotional gimmick? Or is something else going on entirely here fellow Christians?

    "... for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." II Peter 2:19

    "It’s entertainment and I believe god is okay with that. I honestly believe He wants people to celebrate their bodies, as long as you don’t compromise your Christianity in the process." Beyonce, The Sun, October 2003

    In 2003, Beyonce was still trying to hold on to a semblance of Christian life. She was able to deal with her role as a member of an R&B trio because in her own mind, it was just entertainment. It was all okay as long as she didn't compromise her Christian principles.

    But what happens when the world begins to demand more? What if holding onto Christ begins to interfere with your career aspirations? How do you deal with the fact that the way you dress, the things you do, and the words you sing are immoral? You adopt another personality so that you can have it all, Christ and the world - or at least that is what Beyonce has tried to do. Matthew 6:24

    You may resent me [the writer of this article on Latter Day Ministry’s Web site] for saying this, but I desire to see Beyonce set free. I cannot even write this post without great sorrow over what is happening to this young girl. Frankly I find those who relish in her demise to be sickening. It turns my stomach that people will sing and dance along with her music as they watch her being overcome by what she acknowledges is something beyond her control. Such people care nothing for her. They would rather see her life shrivel up and her spirit crushed as long as the music keeps playing. Think about that the next time you are singing along with her latest hit. While you may be enjoying the beats, it is coming to you at the expense of her own life.

    G. Craig Lewis of EX Ministries has an eye-opening documentary series entitled, The Truth About Hip Hop. Beyond exposing the Hip Hop genre, Minister Lewis does a tremendous job of explaining how satan is using today's music to channel worship unto himself.


    Similar to how the presence of the Lord is ushered in during a church's praise and worship service, the world's performers also instruct their fan(atic)s in the ways of worship. Performers encourage fans to raise their hands in surrender, call out their name, and incant the words over themselves as they sing along. This creates an atmosphere of worship whereby a transference of spirits can occur as they invite the spirits undergirding these entertainers to enter their own souls. Even secular news outlets reveal this truth in describing Beyonce's I Am Sasha Fierce concert, "The mostly female audience, a collective of worshipers made up of all ages, shapes and sizes, danced along."

    In the case of Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, they go one step further and place a curse over all of their fans by holding their hands up in a pyramid framing their left eyes to channel the all-seeing Eye of Horus. In Egypt, the pharaohs were considered to be a reincarnation of the false Sun-god Horus/Ra. The Eye of Horus is a reminder that Horus/Ra is keeping watch over and protecting mankind. As a representation of his daughter, the Eye of Horus is also referred to as the goddess Sekhmet [also spelled Sachmet]. Although not an Egyptian name, the name Sasha itself literally means Guardian of Mankind. It is the same spirit presented in Sachmet. Yet who are Jay-Z and Beyonce guardians of mankind for?

    There is a video on YouTube illustrating Jay-Z and the rest of his lackeys making the song Lucifer, Don of the Morning. Part of the lyrics in this song [to use the word lightly] include, "And when I perish, the meek shall inherit the earth. Until that time, it's on and poppin', church." Immediately after this part in the song, Jay-Z says, "That's my word. I never read the Bible a day in my life. I don't even know how I knew that though."

    Jay-Z, let me help you understand. There is a demon speaking through you! These are not your words, these are not your styles, these are not your beats. You are just a vessel through that Satan can get across his message. He is using you, and your supposed genius is nothing more than the demonic rantings of a fallen spirit being. Who is the "I" waging war against the church of God? Who is the "I" who must perish before the meek inherit the earth? It surely isn't Jay-Z. It is the false god, Ra; a representation of Satan himself.

    According to Egyptian mythology, Ra became angered by the people's rejection of him. He then plucked a symbol of his daughter - his own eye [the all-seeing eye] - out of the royal serpent and sent her forth as a lion in the earth to destroy mankind. We are told on the ancient Egyptian religion and mythology Web site that in her blood lust, "She waged war on humanity slaughtering thousands until the fields were awash with human blood."

    There is a reason why Jay-Z thinks that he is god.
    There is a reason why Jay-Z sings tributes to Lucifer, Don of the Morning.
    There is a reason why Beyonce's alter ego is named "Sasha."
    There is a reason why Sasha has married "Jayhovah, the God MC" [as he calls himself]. There is a reason why Sasha is "fierce."

    Fierce is defined as violently hostile or aggressive in temperament, given to fighting or killing, marked by unrestrained vehemence, wild or menacing in appearance, savage, cruel, barbaric.

    "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12

    Do you think these things are just occurring by happenstance, that it is just coincidence? Scripture says to know no man after the flesh. II Corinthians 5:16 These are spiritual forces at work. Sasha is on a rampage, and under the tutelage of the false god Horus' all-seeing eye, she is on a mission to destroy.

    Before satan could fully use Beyonce, he had to diminish her resistance to the Sasha demon. There was a progression in Beyonce as she grew closer to Jay-Z; a progression in her music, in her performances ... and in her acceptance of Sasha. Gone was any innocence that may have been associated with her earlier image; now she shifted to Crazy in Love [the first song released on her previous CD titled Dangerously In Love.]

    "Sasha Fierce was born when I did Crazy in Love. People, when they meet me, expect that all the time, but that person is strictly for the stage."
    Beyonce, People Magazine, November 18, 2008

    Beyonce says that Sasha Fierce was born when she did Crazy in Love. This video is an excellent depiction of what Jay-Z's influence has done and how Sasha becomes stronger as Beyonce is [spiritually] killed off. Beyonce sells her soul to become more famous, but the price is that she is left burning in a hellish fire that Jay-Z started so that Sasha Fierce can live. The devil loves to make a mockery of man by putting what he is doing right in your face. Art is indeed imitating life. Yet, what started the fire?

    "Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."
    I Corinthians 6:15-18

    Fornication is the one sin that is actually against your own body, because you are joining yourself spiritually [not just physically] with the person with whom you fornicate. No matter how casual the experience, you have created a soul tie that gives the spirits operating in that person access to your soul. The more you fornicate, the stronger those ties become.

    "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:14-15

    Beyonce's imagery, her songs, her performances ... they are all created to engender lust. Her body is actually the divining rod used to enthrall and instill lust in her worshippers. It is pure witchcraft. There is a prominent woman in Bible who God says was both a witch and a whore; her name was Jezebel. [II Kings 9:22] Like Sasha, she too was a slayer of men.

    "When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. And she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out of the window." II Kings 9:30

    Jehu, a man of God, was coming to confront Jezebel for her idolatry against Israel. Notice that the first thing Jezebel did was to paint her eyes. This was a dedication ritual used to tap into the magical powers of the Eye of Horus [mentioned at the beginning of this article]. Dark grey paint was used to accentuate the eyes and extend them out to the corners of the face.

    By doing this, Jezebel was asking her gods for the power to seduce and overpower Jehu. The scripture goes on to say that it was some eunuchs [castrated men who were not subject to her demonic charms] who finally cast Jezebel down.

    On Beyonce's site, when you slide the pointer at the bottom of the page to the Sasha Fierce section, the pictures on the top of the page change. Every single Sasha picture featured has Beyonce adorned with this eye dedication. As seen in the Bible, she is using the Eye of Horus to be endowed with a Spirit of Seduction and to use that spirit to entrance others [like youth, males and women].

    This demonic Spirit of Seduction will be imparted to those who follow after her. While that may sound glamorous, look at the price of insanity that Beyonce is paying to entertain that demonic spirit. Even more telling, look at the end that Jezebel suffered for the same - cast down, trampled underfoot by horses, and remains eaten by dogs. God says that He will not suffer a witch to live and the demise of Jezebel illustrates God's vehement anger against this demonic spirit.

    What Happened To One Beyonce Fan: The Demonic Spirit of Seduction


    In preparation for one of his The Truth About Hip Hop videos, Minister Lewis interviewed a young girl who talked about her experience as a fan of Beyonce. She initially was a great admirer of Beyone's beauty, style, and music. The more she followed Beyonce, the more she wanted to be just like her. But then strange things began to happen.

    Instead of lusting to be like Beyonce, she began lusting to be with Beyonce. The feelings of lust Beyonce inspired were now focused on Beyonce herself. This young girl now had to contend with feelings of lesbianism from the unclean demonic spirits as they attempted to corrupt her very soul.

    Beyonce has a song on her new album entitled, If I Were a Boy. The song might as well be entitled, Why You Should be a Lesbian. In this song, Beyonce sings about all the things that she would do differently if she were a boy in love with a girl. The song lays down the premise that no one can understand and love a girl like another girl.

    We discussed in an earlier post how satan is attempting to prepare mankind to receive the anti-Christ by perverting the nature of mankind into that of a sodomite. Clearly Beyonce/Sasha is playing right into his hand as she is held up for all the world to admire.

    Sasha is not an alter ego, nor a stage name. Sasha is a demon spirit. Demonic spirits within you fellow Christians require [integrated] healing & deliverance, else they remain in your life/body. Because you stop listening to Beyonce’s music or when you stop looking at her videos does not remove the demons you, your children, the youth at your church or adults at your church have opened themselves up to.

    In Jay-Z and Beyonce we have the continuation of the same ancient, unclean demonic spirits that have been trying to influence mankind for centuries. There is truly nothing new under the sun. As seen through the example of Jezebel and Ahab, they rule through perversion as they lead people into idolatry to worship false gods and away from The True and Living God.

    Really think about what Beyonce has said. She finds what she is doing in her life so reprehensible and so contrary to what she knows about God, that the only way she can live with herself is to blame these acts on another person, Sasha! [You are aware that blame shifting is also controlled by a demonic spirit, right fellow Christians.] How then in good conscience can you support and celebrate her descent into madness? Instead of the church being in prayerful intercession for her, many are too busy trying to get access to her latest album.

    There is a bonus track to the I Am ... Sasha Fierce album called Save the Hero. In this song, Beyonce claims to be in need of a Savior. Some of the lyrics include:

    I lay alone awake at night
    Sorrow fills my eyes
    But I’m not strong enough to cry
    Despite of my disguise.

    I bottle all my hurt inside,
    I guess I'm living a lie.
    Inside my mind each day I die
    What can bring me back to life?

    I've given too much of myself
    And now its driving me crazy
    I'm crying out for help?
    Sometimes I wish someone would
    Just come here and save me
    Save me from myself.

    When she's left all alone
    And she’s crying out for help
    Who's there to save the hero
    Who's there to save the girl.


    There is no glam in being demon possessed; it is torture, bondage. It will make you feel as if you are going insane and as if you are dying, because you are [spiritually dying]. Thank God there is a Savior who can give life, who can destroy the disguises, who can save us from ourselves. His name is Jesus, and He is waiting and available to remove the burdens and the bondage for all who come to Him in faith.

    The transformation of Beyonce into Sasha is nothing to wink at. It is a testimony to the reality of the spiritual war being fought for the souls of men. Those who falsely believe [like Beyonce] that God will somehow overlook or excuse their sin, you are deceived.

    There is only one answer for sin, acknowledge, confess and repent according to the Bible. In these end times, those who commit themselves to Christ will be transformed more and more into the image of Christ. Those who commit themselves to satan will be transformed more and more into his image. There is no middle ground. Choices are being made every day as people decide which fount it is from which they will drink. James 3:11-12

    "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." Revelations 22:11-12

    The Latter Days Web site has received almost 200 comments from readers about this post, and it is a blessing to be able to open people's eyes about what is going on here.

    [Link to the original article and reader’s comments that are at the bottom - http://thelatterdays.blogspot.com/2008/12/i-amsasha-fierce.html]

    Please know that this issue of demonic spirits being channeled through entertainers, including Christian entertainers, is not limited to Beyonce and Jay-Z. Be watchful, prayerful, and wise about the music you and your family listen to.

    Some individuals also find this hard to deal with and claim that this is just crazy. Yet interestingly enough, not one of these persons has been able to dispute the evidence presented.

    They don't dispute Beyonce's own words about what is happening to her.
    They don't dispute the idolatrous spiritual history tying the false god and goddess Ra and Sachmet.
    They don't deny that both Jay-Z and Beyonce actively promote the Eye of Horus/Ra in their music, clothing, and performances.

    All they can do is turn a blind eye and say it is not so.
    Fellow Christians, a blind eye, is called denial or spiritual blindness.
    Both of these strongholds are also controlled by demonic spirits.
    Why are they blinded?
    Because they are already in alliance with that same demonic spirits.

    Jesus Christ came to set the captives free. If you desire to know the truth in any area, pray and ask that Jesus lead you by His Holy Spirit. All those who seek after righteousness shall be filled.

    I strongly encourage you to send this article to every youth pastor, parent and the leadership of every youth department that you know. It is for certain if children or adults have been engaging in watching, dancing, duplicating what is in this article, then each person has certainly created an open door for these demons to enter your life/body.

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    Free at last, free at last … thank God Almighty I’m free at last! I clearly remember that sunny Saturday almost 15 years ago. It was the day my 20-year masturbation addiction finally died.

    Instead of sleeping in I got up early, determined to rake and bag a yard full of leaves. Around noon I was sweaty and tired, but felt accomplished as I finished twist-tying and hauling the last heavy bag to the sidewalk for pickup.

    Afterward a much-needed shower, my thoughts turned to relaxing in bed with a book or even dozing off. As I lay there reading, my still-damp hair cooling the back of my neck, that old familiar urge to satisfy myself suddenly visited. Quickly I thought of how many times in the past weeks I had said no to the urge and how good I had felt about these victories. Not wanting to lose any ground I had gained, I cried out to God for help and just as quickly I heard His still, small Voice, Take a walk.

    Much as I didn’t want to go back out into the heat and humidity after feeling so cool and clean, I knew that I needed to obey because the conditions were ripe for a fall. I forced myself up, put on some clean, comfortable clothes and called my dog who was always up for a walk. I don’t remember anything exceptional about that walk except that later I realized it really was my final victory lap in a very long and frustrating race. Yeah! The enemy of my soul had finally lost in yet another area and God and I had finally won!

    So how did masturbation get such power over me that I was hooked for two decades? Well, it all started when I was a kid -- where many life-controlling habits, good and bad, have their roots. As a pre-teen a friend loaned me a XXX-rated paperback and I, unwisely, read the raunchy rag. It planted some really rotten seeds in my mind and heart that years later sprouted into a garden of weeds. One of those weeds was masturbation.

    Nothing happened for five years. Then one day while I was alone -- and lonely -- [not a good combination, to say the least] the pornographic words [and resultant images] that had been imprinted on my mind revisited my thoughts and I bought their dumb lies! I listened to the thoughts telling me to just try it and rationalized what could just trying it’ hurt? A lot.

     

    Almost instantly I got high on a feeling [as the song goes], which led to another good feeling episode, then another and another till this little secret became a monthly, then a weekly, and sometimes a daily routine. I wanted it yet I hated it, always fearful of getting caught. Then what?! I couldn’t bear the thought! But then I couldn’t stop either ‘cause the urge was too strong by now. Yuk! I was stuck!

    And wouldn’t you know it, this insatiable lust brought its friends who soon became part of my persona [or so it seemed]: depression, roller coaster emotions, sarcasm, mocking, self-hate, and a bunch of other unsavory emotions. Yeah, right, just try it! Forget that! Try it and get hooked - by a crook [The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy John 10:10 reads.] is more like it!

     

    Sometime after I got hooked I overheard someone say that the woman who used to live in the room where my addiction began What I didn’t know when I had engaged in some really perverted sex acts. started this supposedly innocent, feel good habit is that I, who had already been seeded with porn trash five years earlier, had unknowingly walked into a major trap/ambush that further stole my innocence and other beautiful gifts God meant for me to enjoy -- plus take heaps of humility to shed.

    So now you know how I got hooked. Let’s move on to the good part - how I got free - and how you can too! In a word: accountability. I remembered the power of this amazing tool from when I attended an Anonymous program that helped me dump another bad habit -- overeating.

     

    The leader at one particular meeting I attended told the group that if the urge to pig out came, the solution was to phone someone in the Anonymous group. Wouldn’t ya know it, a few days later I needed that advice. I bravely got up the courage to call the number and guess what? It worked! With my pig out food in front of me and my anonymous friend on the line, I told her what I was about to do and sort of challenged her to talk me out of it.


    She didn’t freak out or get offended, she just asked me what had recently happened. [Later I learned it was to reveal what triggered my binge so that she could help me avoid future set-ups and upsets]. Then she listened, which helped a lot. After dumping a bunch of pain into her ear, I suddenly realized that I was breathing more easily and no longer wanted to stuff my face with junk food when I wasn’t even hungry! It was amazing! I couldn’t care less about pigging out now because I was feeling something far better -- self respect! Cool! So I told her that then thanked her and threw the rest of the junk food away.

    It wasn’t exactly that way with getting free from masturbation, but the whole ‘blowing the lid off the shame thing’ was almost identical. I had said I wanted to get free for quite awhile, but when the temptation to satisfy myself came - usually around the time of my monthly cycle - I would make excuses and once again fall.


    It seemed like fantasy had a lot to do with it too, and not always sexual fantasies either. Sometimes living-in-the- future-fantasies, like day dreaming about what a fairytale life I was going to have … some day. But once I climaxed, the fantasies and the good feelings both disappeared and I went back to my roller coaster life with some exciting ups, but also a ton of painful downs.

    Then I got into relationship with a person -- who later became my spouse. While he also had a bunch of addictive habits -- this wasn’t one of them and he didn’t judge me -- at least not in this area. [Now between us, unless you’re married to someone who won’t condemn you, make sure your accountability partner isn’t someone [male or female] who is going to tempt you to sin sexually or in other ways].

    So one day after falling … again, I decided to try the accountability thing that had worked with overeating. And guess what? It worked! Now, please understand, it took a lot of courage to admit to him what I had just done [masturbated], but I really wanted to get free. Because of this strong desire for freedom, I became willing to pay the price [of exposing my shame] and I did.

    When I confessed that first time I was really embarrassed and I sheepishly used a code word that I knew we’d both understood. Inside I braced myself for a look [of condemnation], a sarcastic remark [I sure had said a bunch of them!] or a lecture, but instead received a gift. Very simply and kindly he said, I forgive you.

     

    Wow, did that feel good! Before he could change his mind or say anything else I simply accepted his gift, got up and joyfully went on with my life. Wow, I remember thinking, I could get hooked on that feeling!

    As good as that high was, it only lasted a few days and then the M-demons returned to tempt me again. Yup, I gave in … again. Sigh. Bummer! But, inside I knew that I was gaining ground. Why? Because I knew I had a tool [accountability] that I could use to win -- if only I would use it. So, the next time the urge came, I told myself that if I gave in I would have to confess. I did fall … but I also confessed! And you know what? It worked!

     

    The urge to masturbate became less and less with each passing month because I used this have to confess approach, which made me think twice before falling again. Then finally I was able to confess before falling and then eventually not fall at all! I strongly believe that because the demons in me knew that I was going to expose them to the Light [Jesus said in John 8:12, I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

     

    Like scattering roaches that hate being exposed to the light, they hid [quieted down] and eventually left. They had lost their captive [me] because they saw that I wasn’t giving them any more agreement or legal ground. From that sunny Saturday to today -- almost 15 years -- I AM FREE!

    I have to give God and my forgiving, patient accountability partner a lot of credit as it took me about 10 years from the first time I first confessed this shameful habit to finally get and stay 100% free. Another really big help in overcoming this and other addictive behaviors was praying A LOT in the Holy Spirit or praying in tongues, [aka one’s heavenly prayer language].

    Here’s some really good scriptures you can look up about this wonderful gift: Luke 11: 9-13; Acts 2; I Corinthians 14: 2, 18; and Jude 1:20. If you don’t have this awesome, powerful gift, I HIGHLY recommend you seek God to receive it because when you pray in the spirit, you pray beyond your own understanding [read Romans 8:26 - 28] and you allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you. He gives you all sorts of help in overcoming this and any other shameful habits because God doesn’t want you addicted to anything or anyone but Him. He’s so awesome!

    Also, I know that some Christian leaders say that masturbation is not so bad and they downplay its effects, but if you’ve ever been hooked, like I was, you know it’s such bondage! One leader, however, whose words really did help me said this, I’ve never known anyone who wanted to move on in the things of God who didn’t have to deal with this issue [referring to masturbation] if it was a problem for them. I agree.

     

    There are all sorts of rotten spirits that come with this package. One of them is independence: I don’t need men or women. I can satisfy myself is the attitude. Wrong! God made us to be interdependent, not independent. We do need each other -- a lot more than we sometimes think. Some of the other trashy spirits that often hang out with masturbation are uncleanness, lust, shame, self-hatred, mistrust, fear, fantasy lust, perversion, self-pity, sarcasm, mocking and the victim and predator spirits. Yuk!

     

    You don’t want that mess and God sure doesn’t want it for you either! So get honest with yourself and Him and confess the fantasy and selfishness [lust is selfish; love is selfless] as sin and ask Him to show you if there is anyone [including yourself] that you need to forgive so that you can really be really free. Forgive? Yes, forgive.

     

    You see, what I realized is that I could have gotten free a lot sooner if I had known that “the axe is laid unto the root of the trees” [see Matthew 3:10]. But I do now and so can you!! Also, ask Him to guide you to at least one other trusted human being who can help you as an accountability partner. He will and you too can get and stay free!

    Also, there are some really helpful books. One that rocked my world is The Broken Image [ISBN: 0-8010-5334-X], by Leanne Payne. On pages 77 - 81 she shares about a man named Randy, an artist, who struggled with habitual masturbation and how it inhibited not only his personal life, but also his artistic endeavors.

     

    This really made sense to me because soon after that sunny Saturday when I got fully and finally free [although it was the many coming clean times before that wonderful day that eventually led to my final freedom], I started writing poetry and joyfully dancing before God. And it was really cool ‘cause an artist friend of mine told me that she saw a real increase in my level of creativity. Another book that some friends highly recommended, but which I haven’t read is, Single, Saved and Having Sex by Ty Adams, [ISBN: 0-9740132-0-X].

    Another place where you can find help is L.I.F.E. Inc., Box 353, New York, NY 10185, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 212-768-2366.

    The Shame, Fear & Control, a CD series can be purchased here
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    I know it’s not easy to fess up, but it is so freeing and so necessary if you want to really enjoy your life and not be in bondage to this or other addictive habits. May I pray for you?

    Lord Jesus, you know everything about this person and you love him/her deeply. You know that he/she really wants freedom from this addiction or he/she wouldn’t be reading this right now. You set me free and You “do not show favoritism” [read Acts 10:34] so I ask you to give them this marvelous gift of freedom too. Help them recognize that You’re a good God, a loving Daddy and a Friend who wants to help them to be all they can be. Daddy, you gave me the courage and ability to obey I Corinthians 6:18, which reads flee from sexual immorality.

     

    All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. So please give them the peace of God, which passes all understanding too [read Philippians 4:7]. Would you also guide them to people and places where they can find one or more trusted accountability partner(s) so they too can get and stay free and then help others do the same? Thank You, Lord! I love and trust You to do what you promised in Your word: … and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” [read John 6:37].

    In the might and marvelous name of Jesus Christ,

    Amen! [which means, So be it!]

    Victim and Predator Spirit Prayer That You Can Pray

    I give you permission God, to remove any and all traces of victim and predator spirit and I declare to you God that I need your strength and guidance to change.

    I repent of any actions on my part of submitting wrongfully to any predator spirit in any person.

    I repent of giving them authority over me. Lord Jesus, please forgive me.

    I fire every authority figure and person, who has preyed on me.

    Every teacher, mentor, boss, pastor, peer, babysitter and family member.

    I forgive everyone who has used me as a victim.

    I declare today that I am no longer a victim, or a predators’ puppet.

    I sever myself, body, soul, and spirit, from every ungodly attachment that has been made between myself and any predator.

    I take back from any predator, all wrong power and authority that I gave them over myself, that would determine a wrong identity in me, or any ungodly response. I give that authority back to the Lord Jesus, who really determines my identity and destiny.

    Where I have been a predator, I repent of any action and loose any control I have had over anyone in regard to that area. Please forgive me Jesus.

    I place You Jesus back on the throne of my heart.

    I declare victory over failure. I declare that I shall have dominion over my life, my circumstances and my responsibilities as appointed to me by the Lord Jesus, amen.

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    Minister G. Craige Lewis

    I listened and watched several videos videos by Minister G. Craige Lewis. Below, I've typed notes from the revelation the Holy Spirit has given him. I thank God for imparting different callings and revelation to people within the body of Christ. Enjoy and please send a link to this article to as many Christians as you can. Thank you.

    HIP HOP MUSIC -- There’s something that’s now rocking America; it’s worst than a bomb. It’s now created a bunch of young [Christian and non-Christian] people who totally defy order. The churches have now embraced it, hip hop, and the whole world is being rocked by the impact of it. The enemy started planning this demonic hip-hop strategy in the Zulu nation in Africa and even all the way back to Pharaoh. The enemy began to prepare something to catch and captivate the minds of young people to pull them straight into his own belly. This is the hip-hop culture. This means church youth [and adults] will and are beginning to worship the devil through hip hop music. It’s plain and simple. Our youth [and adults] need deliverance from this because the music and videos have created an open door into their young lives.

    Why do Christian parents allow their children to buy clothes that promote godless, perverted artists – like Sean Jean, Rocawear. Biggie Smalls, when he was living, had a group called The Junior Mafia – it was broken into three groups. Each group was called a 6. The entire junior mafia was called 666. Right before Biggie Smalls died, he was preparing to start a clothing line to be named 666. And had this come to fruition, would Christian parents have allowed their children to purchase these clothes and wear even wear them in the house of God. Of course, 666 is the mark of the beast. So what’s a simple strategy the devil uses to promote the anti-Christ agenda, he raises up superstars – like Biggie Smalls, like Beyonce, like Jay-Z.

    Russell Simmons [former husband of Kimora Lee Simmons] is the owner of Phat Farm clothing line. His house looks like a gym and in his basement he has a statute of Kali. Kali is the Indian yoga goddess of death and destruction. He prays to this statue every morning. Kali had followers that would worship her stature back in the 19th century. They sacrificed money, jewels and possessions to this goddess. When people came into the temple to worship Kali, men came into the temple to beat up whoever was worshipping Kali. They were robbers and thieves. These men would put the jewels in their mouths and hide all of the possessions they stole. These men were named thugs. Russell Simmons is pegged as a godfather of hip-hop and he worships the goddess that rules over these thugs. The word thug is synonymous to the hip-hop culture. Many people in hip-hop refer to themselves as thugs. There is a new show getting ready ready to air [at the end of 2009] about Tupac titled Thug Angel.

    These artists in the hip-hop culture begin to take on thug characteristics and conjure up and channel these very demonic spirits of the thugs back from the 19th century. [There are pictures available to compare facial expressions of body mannerisms so you can see how identical.] 50 Cent, Slim Thug, Mike Jones, Young Buck, Lil John – these guys are glorifying being thugs. This is demonic worship or familiar spirits as scripture calls it. Notice the facial expressions of these hip-hoppers [view videos on YouTube by Minister G. Craige Lewis]. In the form of entertainment, satan is using these hip-hoppers to promote the anti-Christ agenda. Yes, they even put their extravagant jewelry in their mouths, just like the thugs from the 19th century that stole from those who worshipped the idol god Kali in the temple.

    Jay-Z calls himself jehovah god. He believes he is god. He does not believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He believes the Black man is god. His clothing line is Rocawear. And why are Christians buying these clothes and even sporting them to church? He has an album called The Black Album and there’s a song on there that you have to play in reverse. These are the lyrics when the song is played in reverse – 666, murder, murder Jesus, 666. [The video of this song being played backwards is posted on this site for you to hear.] Yes, these are the subliminal messages Jay-Z is sending to those listening to this song. And why are Christians supporting him again? Have you noticed that hip-hop clothing is in every department store now. Wake up saints! We wonder what's wrong with our youth and young adults. We wonder why the atmosphere in our homes are not peaceful. Well -- this hip-hop music and the videos create many open doors for you, your children and young adults to invite the demonic right on in to your home, car and life.

    Remember the old song, Another One Bites The Dust. When that song was played backwards or in reverse, it said, I like to smoke marijuana. When kids were interviewed, the kids said, they just wanted to get high, they wanted to smoke weed. The kids and adults didn’t have any idea why these thoughts and urges were coming upon them. Christians, saints, believers -- there are only two forces in the world -- God who was Jesus in the flesh and satan. God who is available to us now through The Holy Spirit is omnipotent. As we know, satan can only be in one place at a time. So, what does satan do? He uses demons to do his work. He has assigned demons everywhere. To you, your family, your community, your church, your denomination, your city, your country, your institutions, your governments, your companies, your vocations, and, of course, the media, education and entertainment industries.

    The following article is property of EX Ministries' Web site. The information that Charisma did not publish!

    A few months ago we were approached by Charisma magazine to do an interview. We have been asked by several national talk shows and publications to give interviews. We always pray and proceed with caution. EX Ministries is not in the business of seeking to promote our cause or message through nationally distributed magazines, however when we were approached by Charisma, we agreed to do the article. We agreed partly because, Charisma has a reputation of being edgy and also they informed me that they were doing an article anyway, whether I agreed to the interview or not.

    So I gave them the whole story and answered their questions only after they promised that they would print exactly what I said. Further more, I found that just a year or so prior to this, they had released an issue with a very lengthy cover story on holy hip hop and its use in the black church. I hoped that they would give us the same consideration and print the information we gave them so that it would answer questions and warn others about the dangers of hip-hop.

    In the February 2007 issue, they printed the article about us, and much to my surprise, they were very reserved with editing my answers and hardly printed any thing that we addressed in our interview. Although we do not feel the article was directly negative towards our stand, we do feel that the meat of the matter was never really dealt with. I would think that this information would be important enough to discuss with as much intensity as the article they did on holy hip hop, but once again, the booty shaking, grilled mouthed, inmate mimicking, embarrassment to our race, hip hoppers, were lifted up and the truth behind hip hop was snubbed.

    Since Charisma didn’t print our interview in its original format, we decided to give you the full list of questions and answers uncut and unedited, as I corresponded with their journalist. This is the information that the 700 Club, Gospel Today, Charisma, and many others will not print for whatever reason.


    Charisma Magazine Artical Uncut

    JB of Charisma Magazine -What is the goal of your DVD series The Truth Behind Hip Hop?

    G. Craige Lewis - Actually, we have no goals for the DVD because we never pursued or planned to record a DVD. One of the most dangerous things that I believe has infected the body of Christ is self-promotion. Yet, this is what most pastors or traveling evangelist are told they must do to get the word out. If the word they were trying to get out was their own then promoting it would be fine. However, if its God’s Word then I believe that God is responsible to promote it. The Truth Behind Hip-Hop is definitely an example of that. The series came about as a result of my traveling and preaching The Truth Behind Hip Hop for two years prior to the DVD. The 1st DVD was recorded in 2002 at the request of a ministry in my area. Initially, I turned them down, because I didn’t want to change the way God was getting the message out. However, after I prayed, the ministry approached me again and the Lord told me to let them record it. The recording didn’t cost me a dime of my own money and besides that, we never mass-marketed it, signed a distribution deal, or tried to promote it ourselves. Yet, through word of mouth and just making them available on our site quite a few people have ordered the DVD’s. What are my goals and desires for the DVD’s? I never planned for DVD’s in the first place. Simply put, I want what God wants and that is for every believer to deny himself and follow Christ!

    JB of Charisma Magazine -Your message on secular hip-hop is clear, however, I didn't see where you offered an alternative or solution to what our young people should be listening to. Could you please explain further on this?

    G. Craige Lewis - This is dealt with in our 3rd DVD, Antichrist Superstar. We believe that God is not an alternative! He should never be put in the position to replace something that should have never been there in the first place. Consider this, a young person is saved and delivered from an addiction to drugs and the church gives them holy drugs as an alternative? This is absurd. Yet this what so-called holy-hip-hoppers are doing. That young person doesn’t need an alternative drug; the drugs should have never been in their lives in the first place. We teach young people that Jesus Christ is the WAY! Seek him and find him and you will know then what is good and acceptable according to the unction that is within you, called the anointing! We are here to push people into the face of God not by offering replacements, but rather using the written word of God and exposing the darkness and deception that exists in their lives whether through music, or any other form of idol worship. God is first. Once you seek him, you will know in your heart what is good for your mind and soul. Some people think that I am anti-music. As a musician and former producer, I have recorded plenty of music; I have friends who record good Christian music; and according to some trends in ministry, I should be taking the bad stuff and then selling them my stuff—but God has not told me to do that. I preach the message that God has told me to preach and let the Holy Spirit, PASTORS, YOUTH PASTORS, and parents do the rest.

    JB of Charisma Magazine -What are your feelings toward the holy hip-hop movement?

    G. Craige Lewis - Holy hip hop is ridiculous. It makes no sense. It's just another tool of the enemy to make our young black males act, dress, and behave in a manner that is only beneficial to a rap star and those that profit from it. Although, these antics may be entertaining to some, to the average black man, these behaviors are roadblocks that halt their forward progress in the true culture we live in called the American culture! Dressing like gang members, wearing your hair like women, sagging your pants like inmates, and speaking broken English is, by the American standard, unacceptable behavior and will continue to be a hindrance in the future of our generation. Why would a church embrace that? Why would a church promote that? Out of desperation, many churches are resorting to holy thugs and gospel gangsta's to entertain their youth while the adults are worshipping. You see, you can't minister to teens about self-love, self-promotion, self-empowerment, and all the fluff messages that our new mega-church era is overrun with. Kids won't sit through, what I call the top-pop sermons of the neo-penecostal movement: Miracle, season, harvest, breakthrough, favor, destiny, and purpose. Only adults will chase that stuff. Kids want it real. Therefore, to keep them entertained without a true heart for their souls, you must do what is popular to them. You must mimic the world, follow the world's lead, and subscribe to the current trends and fads if you don't have a true call to minister. Therefore, the holy hip hoppers have found a way to masquerade as the answer while they sell their music and promote themselves. They sound just like the secular stuff. They look just like the secular stuff. They even listen to the secular stuff to get their sound and flavor. So, all they really do is build the desire for the kids to go out and get the real stuff but just do the imitation while at church, cause that's what is available!

    JB of Charisma Magazine -Jesus translated the gospel into terms that people could understand [i.e. parables and storytelling]. Do you feel this can be OK for our culture as well? Can hip-hop be used in this way? Why or why not? I think of it as the same as different publishing companies providing different translations of the Bible. I also think of Paul's verse that said he is all things to all men [1 Corinthians 9:22], except a backslider and unrepentant sinner, of course!

    G. Craige Lewis - First of all Jesus didn’t translate the Gospel He was the Gospel, the Gospel is the record of His life, death and resurrection. Secondly, He didn’t speak in parables so that people could understand. Ironically, it was just the opposite: He spoken in parables so that the truth would be hidden to those who thought themselves wise and prudent.

    Matt. 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

    Matt. 13:10 And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?

    Matt. 13:11 Jesus answered them, To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted.

    Matt. 13:12 For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him.

    Matt. 13:13 Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

    If anyone has seen any of our DVD’s or have ever heard me speak, they will know that we teach and preach that hip-hop is not just a genre of music. Hip-hop is a lifestyle. It is a manner of life. When a person comes to Christ He changes his lifestyle. Furthermore, hip hop's origin causes it to be useless when it comes to ministry. The word hip hop, according to the founders of the culture and the pioneers of the music art form, was first used in the clubs by the Sugar Hill Gang. Remember that song that said, hip hop, hippy to the hop, don't stop rocking ...? Well, that song was using the two words hip hop to describe women's booty's shaking to their beats in the club. Basically, in it's simplest form, hip hop means booty shaking! Your hips hop to the beats. Just look at the last twenty-years of hip-hop videos: the clothes changed, the music changed, even the lyrics changed but one thing that always remained the same is the gratuitous camera shot of girls hips hopping. We can quote “I became all things to all men …” all we want to; but I don’t think Paul ever meant that he would make the people’s booty shake to win them to Christ. Moreover, how in the world can you have holy booty shaking? Sure, the youth will come to shake their butts and throw up their hood signs, but will they be changed? We have seen millions of youth saved, set free, and delivered, and we have never used any kind of music to draw them.

    JB of Charisma Magazine - Since I have begun to research this article I have come across some interesting observations. If it is OK, I would like to explore these with you. It is said that hip-hop culture can be looked at the same as American culture. Both have their up sides and their down sides. If you showed someone from another country all the American strip clubs, bars, jails, and ghettos, perhaps they would see America in a terrible way. But if we showed that America also had churches, good will and charity organizations, sports, great universities [that is up for argument, but anyway] :-)), one would see American in a more realistic light. It has been said that the hip-hop culture is also the same way. The bad is very bad, but there are very positive things that come out of the culture -- creativity, holy hip-hop, political voice, a point of connection to express and release the pain of this generation. How do you feel about such comments/observations?

    G. Craige Lewis - Hip-hop is a sub-cultural movement, and cannot be compared to an ethnographic or demographic culture. A subculture is defined as a group with distinctive characteristics within a larger culture. This is why we say that hip-hop is at best, a subculture. Furthermore, its not a movement based on it's own concepts but it is a subculture that uses basic deconstruction of words and concepts to cause those that are apart of it to strive to be more visible in our present society. Initially, hip- was created out of lack and fatherless-ness. Young boys whose father's were absent began to adhere to the streets rather than abiding by the rules that govern success in society. The streets life became their expression and selling drugs, murdering, and fathering illegitimate children became their motes operandi since they had no authoritative male figures to look up to. This birthed the clothing, the language, and the social rejection that gave way for this subculture to emerge. All that we see now is a result of lack and fatherless-ness. Should we adapt to that? Or should we show a better way? Should we promote Christian gangsta's and holy thugs? Or should we teach them that the street life is not the only way there is? There is no way to compare the American culture with a street life subculture that was birthed out of rebellion and recklessness. You can't rebel against a culture that you are apart of and expect to excel in that cultures system. So, if you are not a rapper or DJ or some other occupation that is financed by the subculture of hip hop, then you won't make it in the true American culture. Rebellion will only label you an outcast or reject and cause you to be ridiculed and immobilized.

    JB of Charisma Magazine - Another thing I would like to better understand is that you mentioned that hip-hop comes from the devil and that it is satan's trick to cause people to worship him and receive his mark. Did you mean all hip-hop?

    G. Craig Lewis - Please allow me to restate your question referring to my earlier definition: Did I mean all booty-hop came from the devil? Hmmmm … ultimately yes. However, before I answer where hip-hop came from, let me clear up where it didn’t come from. Obviously, booty-hop did not come from God. I hear a lot people [mostly holy-hip-hoppers] trying to refer to hip-hop in its purest form. Referring to hip-hop as a pure form is like trying to refer to crack as a pure form. crack in itself is a hybrid of cocaine and other chemicals used to cut it. Yet the reason holy hip-hoppers try to make this quantum leap in logic, is so they can somehow say that hip-hop is a gift from God. One very popular Grammy nominated Holy-hip-hop group suggest that on judgment day God will judge us based on what we did with Hip-hop. God has nothing to do with hip-hop. The founding fathers of hip-hop all readily admit that men created hip-hop out of rebellion. So technically, man created hip-hop, but rebellion inspired it. The Bible clearly states that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. What spirit governs rebellion and witchcraft? The devil. So what about holy hip-hip? Surely, they distinguish themselves from the rebellious element of hip-hop don’t they? No, they can’t. Jesus said a kingdom divided against itself can’t stand. Holy hip-hoppers dress like secular hip-hoppers; behave like secular hip-hoppers [throwing up gang signs] and even listen to secular hip-hop so they can emulate them. At one of the holy hip-hop awards shows, a fight broke out east coast against west coast just like secular hip-hop.

    When most holy hip hop artists rap, they never refer to it as Holy, but just hip hop. Why is that? Because, there is only one subculture of hip hop and it is not holy! KRS-ONE, the lead prophet and spokesperson for hip hop says that Biggie was [the counterfeit] John the Baptist and Tupac Shakur was [the counterfeit] Jesus Christ and they died for our sins! He is revered and looked up to as the father of holy hip hop. He says in hip hop there are no gods and goddesses, we are the gods and goddesses! He even has T-Bone and BB Jay on his CD called Spiritually Minded, which is sold in Mardels, Family Christian, and all major Christian bookstores. He says he is a prophet and is here to teach the truth about Jesus. He says we are all Jesus Christs and should not worship him or call his name out, but be Jesus. He has Temples of hip hop all over the country and is meeting with holy hip hoppers to join together in efforts to promoting hip hop in the church! In our discussion with Ambassador of the Cross Movement, we urged him to call what he was doing Christian rap and not subscribe to hip hop culture. We asked him why couldn't he just rap for the Lord and use his ability to create rhymes for God without giving credit or props to hip hop. He said he couldn't. He is apart of the hip hop culture and would not denounce it. All rappers believe that rap is the music, but hip hop is the lifestyle or the way of life. This tells us that all hip hoppers have an agenda. Not to just rap, but to promote a rebellious way of life! Hip-hop takes what was once seen as bad and makes it good. Thugs, pimps, and gangstas was once seen as bad but hip-hop says that its good. Holy hip-hoppers are governed by this fundamental element and try to sanctify hip-hip by adding one word holy to everything. Now they say holy thugs, and gospel gangstas as if this will change the essence of hip-hop terms.

    JB of Charisma Magazine -And also, what did you mean when you later said that satan can't create anything, that he is anti-God and anti-creation? Just to clarify, it appeared that there was a contradiction in that point. Could you explain your complete thoughts on that?

    G. Craige Lewis - Satan did not create hip hop, but he used man to create it. Man has a unique ability that was not giving to satan. Man has God's attribute of creation. The devil took the music, the fatherless-ness, and the false god worship of the Zulu nation, and fused it together to form an anti-Christian movement of Hip Hop. I don't believe the devil created all the things that make up the movement, but he did mastermind the culmination of them all.

    JB of Charisma Magazine - Also, how would you respond to the argument that people may bring up from Colossians 1:16-17: For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist? I have heard this text used to defend that use of hip-hop to glorify God and to win people to Christ.

    G. Craige Lewis - There is NO biblical example of music ever being used to win souls to Christ or to evangelize. Music as a unique ability to coerce your mind and physiologically causes the release of pleasure chemicals in your brain. Because of this, it's hard for a person to make a good sound decision for Christ with the emotional trappings of music involved. Their decision will be based on feeling rather than fact. I believe that this accounts for much of the schizophrenic Christianity of the modern Church. Many churches heavily use music during their altar calls and people make a decision for Christ without being soberly minded. This leads to a conversion that is based on their emotions rather than their sound judgment. When they go back to their former environment and their emotions change they turn away from God. There is no biblical account of music being listed as a fold in the five-fold ministry or used by the apostles to draw a crowd. Jesus said no man cometh unless the Spirit of God draws him. If you notice, the only people that are really pushing hip hop in the churches are those that profit from it. Since when did the resale industry's method become our model for winning souls? When I speak, we never use music and hard core gang members, pimps, whores, drug dealers, drug users, etc. have come to Christ by the thousands without hip hop or any music!

    JB of Charisma Magazine -What do you think of holy hip-hop churches and ministries?

    G. Craige Lewis - What's next? What is the church going to do to reach the red-light district? Or the strippers? Are we going to dress up like whores and start whore ministries to reach them? Are we going to dress up like pimps to reach pimps or cross dress to reach homosexuals? [Believe me, some are probably behind the scenes trying to set up these movements even as we speak.] People need the power of the Holy Ghost to change them, not our methods. These are the purpose driven churches that are really people driven! They want big numbers and large offerings, so they turn to fleshly methods and the promotion of their own ideas rather than preaching the truth of the Word of God without compromise. If the holy hip hop churches and ministries were really affective, they would be in the streets with their kind and not in some building acting street! I want all pastors and ministries that are holding on and not giving in to this perverted move of carnality by embracing this demonic sub-culture to know something. You are not alone!

    There are hundreds of thousands of churches and ministries out there that are not giving in and just because you see the mega pastors and conferences trying to push this hip hop agenda, stick with what God is telling you. There is something wrong with boys sagging their pants and tattooing their bodies. There is something wrong with girls dressing and acting like prostitutes and hookers. There is something wrong with gospel gangsters and holy thugs wearing grillz and speaking broken English. Stay true to what you know God is saying. Teach the parents and they will effectively minister to their children. Don't sideswipe their authority by bringing in the very images and lifestyles that parents and the education system of America is trying to change.

    JB of Charisma Magazine - Thank you Elder Lewis for your responses. I see in one of your answers that you asked to one of the members of Cross Movement to call their music Christian rap. It appears from this dialog that you do not have a problem with someone rapping Christian lyrics -- just not subscribing to the hip-hop lifestyle. Is this assumption correct? Also, what style of music would you say is appropriate for Christians to listen to? Or maybe you wouldn't tell someone what to listen, but how would you teach someone to choose the kind of music that truly glorifies God?

    G. Craige Lewis - I am not against rap, or any style of music, but I do not believe that Christian music should exalt the performer at all. If it's Christian, or Christ-like, it should exalt only Christ. The holy hip hoppers promote themselves all in their music because hip hop is self expressive and self serving. That is against the plan of Christ, self denial! I believe a Christian should seek God in every way possible and deny their flesh in every way possible. This includes selfish music that causes us to move in an inappropriate manner or songs that lift up people as idols and do not lift up Christ. Self denial is the root of Salvation and must be practiced as Paul said, daily. So, with our investigative estimations of the gospel music industry being over 95 percent homosexual, self worship is being promoted in music and self promotion is key in being successful as an artists. The only example of this in the Bible is Lucifer, the angel that the bible says iniquity was found in him because of his much merchandising! It also states in Ezekial that the iniquity of his traffic [self promotion] got him cast out and labeled profane.

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  • quit smoking, stop smoking, delivered

    When you smoke, you inhale up to 4,000 toxic chemicals. After you meditate on the list below, you will hopefully consider healing and deliverance to quit smoking permanently.

    Acetone - paint stripper

    Ammonia - floor cleaner

    Arsenic - white ant poison

    Butane - lighter fluid

    Cadmium - used in car batteries

    Carbon monoxide - car exhaust emission

    DDT - insecticide

    Methanol - rocket fuel

    Napthalene - mothballs

    I began smoking cigarettes as a teenager when I was a 7th grader.

    My parents smoked and several of my friends.

    It looked like such an enjoyable thing to do as well as looking cool and grown-up.

    Almost needless to say, a habit of 5-7 a day soon became a ritual.

    As the years progressed, I got pregnant with my second child and was encouraged by my doctor to quit and I did.

    Since my husband was a smoker, it begin to appeal to me again.

    Admittedly, trying not to smoke once you have been a smoker and you live with a smoker is challenging at best through human efforts.

    So, I started smoking again.

    Another doctor encouraged me to quit since I developed high blood pressure/hypertension.

    Even though I only smoked 1 cigarette a day after supper in the restroom so my children wouldn’t see me, it was still a habit and just as difficult to quit.

    This time, I prayed for the Lord to take the desire away.

    As of today, I haven’t had another cigarette since.

    That has been at least 15+ years ago.

    For whomever may be wrestling with the smoking habit, I encourage you, my sister, brother, or future Christian, to believe the Lord will deliver you, too, if you sincerely desire to be delivered.

    Signed,

    Smoke-free Sister

    Prayer for freedom from smoking including renouncing

    A biblical complete set of instructions for the smoker who is dying to give up smoking!

    Why is it so difficult to stop?

    Jesus said that the devil is a murderer from the beginning and cigarettes are one of his preferred methods of killing humans since it is such a slow, seductive, and finally painful process.

    As we study the origins of smoking tobacco products it becomes clear that there are many spiritual roots, which hold a person in bondage to this habit. The benefit of the following teaching has been proven over several years and as readers exercise their freewill to pray and cut off the spiritual roots associated with smoking, freedom will result. Let's start with a story.

    True story
    When I was only about six, my older brother found a brand new packet of cigarettes beside the road and we felt very grown up as we smoked almost the whole packet between us.

    By the time dad arrived home from work we both were very sick and probably looked green. When he smelt the tobacco and enquired if we had been smoking we lied at first but were questioned till the truth came out!

    I am so glad, now, to have been put off smoking by that experience. Although I did experiment with cigars and a pipe in my 30s, I couldn't forget how sick I had felt as a child. I have since seen a lot of sick and spiritually bound friends who have ignored the warnings on tobacco and cigarette packets.

    Out of concern for two friends who were heavy smokers, I studied the historical spiritual roots of smoking tobacco and was amazed.

    Soon after finishing my research, I prayed with a taxi driver who wanted to quit smoking explained the history of tobacco etc. and he was set free of his habit of years through deliverance ministry, dealing with the various roots.

    Many other friends have seen the victory, but some only partially since I have found that you must deal thoroughly with the roots of this dying habit.

    In many countries the law requires that warnings be printed on cigarette and tobacco packets e.g. Smoking causes lung cancer. Smoking causes heart disease. Smoking causes fatal diseases, etc.

    True story
    One morning as I sat having morning tea with a friend, I asked him how he could still use cigarettes in spite of the warning on each packet that it causes fatal diseases. My friend got very upset and almost shouted, "It does not say causes!"

    I asked him to read what his packet said and he read aloud with amazement, "Smoking causes lung cancer." He paused, looking quite stunned. "I've never seen that word causes before!" he said quietly. The demons of addiction had blinded him to the truth.

    So first, it's helpful to understand the spiritual background to smoking; and therefore, why it is so difficult to stop.

    1. Biblical roots

    This sin is described in Deuteronomy: "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer [one who consults the dead] or all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord; and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee."
    Deuteronomy 18:10-12

    Incense = Idolatry. Also, the burning of incense like tobacco is described as a form of idolatry in the Bible and is condemned as an abomination to God.

    "He that killeth an ox [is as if] he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, [as if] he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, [as if he offered] swine's blood; he that burneth incense, [as if] he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose [that] in which I delighted not." Isaiah 66:3 - 4

    Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the Lord, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
    Jeremiah 44:23

    "A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable [things is in] their vessels; Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.

    These [are] a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day. 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." [Lungs?]
    Isaiah 65:3 -7

    The incense that we should burn is prayer; Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] the lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.
    Psalm 141:2

    Next, the great Spanish explorer, Christopher Columbus, had to smoke the Indians peace pipe of tobacco before he would be accepted by the North American Indian tribes. So now we can see the typical.

    2. Emotional roots | Most smokers will acknowledge that they have taken up the habit through fear of rejection by their peer group who were experimenting with smoking and thought it was cool. When they are rejected, people seek a comforter and tobacco smoking, like over-eating, masturbation, drug taking, even expressing violence can be the false comforter they turn to.

    Christopher Columbus took the tobacco curse back with him to Europe in the 16th century, where one of its early uses was as a medicine, and from where its use spread throughout the world.

    3. Chemical roots | The tobacco plant [nicotiana tabacum] is a member of the group of plants described as the solanaceae group. Solanaceae means comforter and nicotine is renowned for the sense of false comfort that it gives to the addict, yet nicotine is used as an agricultural insecticide. This group of plants includes the potato and the deadly nightshade or belladonna plant.

    4. Bodily roots/effects | Nicotine causes disorders of the respiratory system, dizziness, increased blood pressure, and disturbances of hearing and vision.

    It seems that the first thing that the spirits behind smoking do, is to mask the true taste of the tobacco. The taste, which is disgusting to a non-smoker, becomes attractive to a smoker.

    A simple prayer asking the Holy Spirit to reveal the true taste of the tobacco is sometimes enough to cause a smoker to seek to be free of the habit. However, without prayer, and once hooked, smokers usually carry on smoking even though the smell rejects non-smokers.

    True story
    One of my nephews was a smoker, a drinker and loved rock music. However, we loved him enough to pray for him as a family one day; binding satan, all spirits of addiction to nicotine through smoking, alcohol and rock music, in intercessory prayer. He was not present!

    We prayed that God would let him see these things for what they are, to taste the true taste and to help him to find the real Comforter, God's Holy Spirit. Only two weeks later he became a Christian and his testimony was that he had tried to drink a Bacardi and Coke but it tasted like poison.

    He reached for a cigarette but couldn't smoke it as it tasted disgusting, and that when he looked at his rock music posters in his bedroom, he saw how evil they were for the first time. So, he got down on his knees and prayed and asked Jesus to come into his life and; "Boy, did He come!" He testified to us.

    "While smoking tobacco directly destroys the lungs, nicotine slowly damages the arteries and the heart. In its pure form nicotine is one of the most powerful poisons known. A direct link between lung cancer and tobacco was established in 1950." [Penguin Hutchinson Reference Library.]

    Having achieved his end to slowly kill the unaware smoker, satan then offers those who want to try to give up, his alternative remedies. These often only lead to greater bondage eventually. Products like nicotine patches [the poison without the pong!], a program named after an Egyptian false god, i.e. the Isis program, and Hypnosis.

    Hence, many people get out of the frying pan and into the fire. The real cure = cut out the roots of this multiple bondage til the tree falls over.

    Perhaps you need to repent of:

    1) the fear of rejection by [a peer group];
    2) lying [to anyone like parents];
    3) rebellion against [anyone like parents];
    4) self-will;
    5) lack of self-control; and,
    6) seeking false comforters.

    Renounce:

    1) All historic roots;
    2) Communication with familiar spirits (even in ignorance);
    3) challenging or worshipping death;
    4) burning incense, therefore Idolatry; and,
    5) damaging the temple of the Holy Spirit. Your body is where the Holy Spirit dwells.

    Renounce the ungodly lie
    "Man, this is living."
    Then believe, speak and confess the truth
    Smoking is death in disguise

    Renounce the ungodly lie
    "I'll be accepted."
    Then believe, speak and confess the truth
    "Cigarettes make you stink."

    Renounce the ungodly lie
    "Smoking just comforts me."
    Then believe, speak and confess the truth
    "Smoking is an addiction."

    Renounce the ungodly lie

    "Cigarettes tastes great."
    Then believe, speak and confess the truth
    "Cigarettes taste like poison."

    An excellent way to help you quit the habit is to put a small New Testament Bible in the pocket where you would normally keep your smokes. Then you have three choices when the habit to reach for a smoke nudges you.

    1st choice: Read God's Word, which is health and medicine to all your flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22

    2nd choice:
    Read God's Word, and smoke, or

    3rd choice: Smoke and ignore God's medicine. Die young!

    However, don't let the devil make you feel condemned if you can't immediately quit a long-standing addictive habit. Ask Jesus to help you one day at a time. Perhaps hum the tune when you feel like a smoke! "One day at a time, sweet Jesus, that's all I'm asking of you." Pray!

    The following steps will help you to freedom. These are based on the principle of drawing nigh to God, resisting the devil and then, God’s Word promises that, he shall flee from you!

    1. So call on the Lord and ask Jesus to help you one day at a time. Remember that His Holy Spirit is The Helper.

    2. Throw away all items associated with smoking, even ashtrays, and all eastern incense and idols.

    3. Tell every spirit associated with your addiction to leave you and never to return, in Jesus' name!

    A true testimony


    "After 17 years of smoking, I have stopped!" I didn't just give up - I just got on a winning team. Jesus did the work for me. This testimony is not a condemnation of smokers - I pray it will help someone, somewhere. During the 17 years that I was chained to nicotine I tried all sorts of methods to give up - hypnosis, Isis, patches, cold turkey, cutting down, etc. -- and contrary to advertising myths, you don't get your money back.

    I was amazed at how I could do without practically everything else except my beloved cigarettes [my best friend]. I would even choose buying a packet of cigarettes over something my baby needed. And when I was really desperate, you guessed it, I rolled those butts up! After failing so many times and everyone sick of hearing I'm giving up smoking' song - I sought deliverance prayer.

    First I had to pray about praying - to learn what might be behind my bondage. This led me to remembering that I had enticed others into smoking when I was a kid, so I needed to apologize to God for this and ask His forgiveness as well as for deliverance from the spiritual bondage.

    I believe, because I had been baptized in the Holy Spirit, prayer was able to release me from the cravings. Although this was just the beginning, it marked the start of the battle. The sword had been drawn - my job was to determine who, or which side, I was giving the sword to. The choice was mine.

    Here's what I mean. Every time a trigger set my mind off about smoking I started to think praise and worship thoughts towards Jesus - thanking Him for setting me free and breaking the chains of bondage. I would just keep doing this until the thoughts of smoking were no longer there. Initially I was doing this a dozen times a day, maybe two or three times in a row. It was a battle, but one I was allowing Jesus to fight for me.

    Three times I was lazy and allowed my mind to entertain the smoking triggers - three times after receiving prayer I had a cigarette. Although it's important to point out that I didn't crave nicotine, but I had entered the trap. I had allowed the thoughts to penetrate and lead to no good.

    Over a year later, I still get the occasional trigger and each time I thank Jesus for continuing to break those chains. I can't believe I haven't smoked for so long and neither can members of my family. They honestly thought that I was so spiritually attached to it that I would be smoking until the day I died.

    In fact the very experience has spoken volumes to my grandmother who has strengthened her own faith through this and also my sister who has given her heart to the Lord because she has seen through this just how real He is. How real Jesus is! This testimony is written by Awhina Leca, but belongs to God. Please feel free to copy it and share it.

    Another young woman named Juliana writes after being delivered of her smoking habit." It was a miracle! I could not resist smoking before, and now, there I was, throwing the lighter away over the hill." "Coises! These Christians are getting free! Soon there'll be no houses' left for us demons!"

    Other scriptures relevant to smoking

    John 8:44

    ... you belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. [NIV]

    John 8:44
    For you are the children of your father the devil and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and a hater of truth -- there is not an iota of truth in him. When he lies, it is perfectly normal; for he is the father of liars. [TLB]

    John 8:45
    And so when I tell the truth, you just naturally don't believe it! [TLB]

    Deuteronomy 18:10-13
    Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

    Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. [NIV]

    Deuteronomy 18:10-13
    For example, any Israeli who presents his child to be burned to death as a sacrifice to heathen gods must be killed. No Israeli may practice black magic, or call on the evil spirits for aid, or be a fortune teller, or be a serpent charmer, medium, or wizard, or call forth the spirits of the dead.

    Anyone doing these things is an object of horror and disgust to the Lord, and it is because the nations do these things that the Lord your God will displace them. You must walk blamelessly before the Lord your God. [TLB]

    Isaiah 66:3-4
    But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a man, and whoever offers a lamb, like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig's blood, and whoever burns memorial incense, like one who worships an idol.

    They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me." [NIV]

    Isaiah 66:3-4
    "But those who choose their own ways, delighting in their sins, are cursed. God will not accept their offerings. When such men sacrifice an ox on the altar of God, it is no more acceptable to him than human sacrifice. If they sacrifice a lamb or bring an offering of grain, it is as loathsome to God as putting a dog or the blood of a swine on his altar!

    When they burn incense to him, he counts it the same as though they blessed an idol. I will send great troubles upon them -- all the things they feared, for when I called them, they refused to answer, and when I spoke to them, they would not hear. Instead, they did wrong before my eyes and chose what they knew I despised." [TLB]

    Isaiah 65:3-7
    A people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick; who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat; who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am too sacred for you!'

    Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day. "See, it stands written before me: I will not keep silent but will pay back in full; I will pay it back into their laps; both your sins and the sins of your fathers," says the Lord. "Because they burned sacrifices on the mountains and defied me on the hills, I will measure into their laps the full payment for their former deeds." [NIV]

    Isaiah 65:3-7
    All day long they insult me to my face by worshiping idols in many gardens and burning incense on the rooftops of their homes. At night they go out among the graves and caves to worship evil spirits, and they eat pork and other forbidden foods. Yet they say to one another, 'Don't come too close, you'll defile me! For I am holier than you!'

    They stifle me. Day in and day out they infuriate me. "See, here is my decree all written out before me: I will not stand silent; I will repay. Yes, I will repay them not only for their own sins but for those of their fathers too,' says the Lord, 'for they also burned incense on the mountains and insulted me upon the hills. I will pay them back in full. [TLB]

    Jeremiah 44:23

    The very reason all these terrible things have befallen you is because you have burned incense and sinned against the Lord and refused to obey him." [TLB]

    Psalm 141:2
    Regard my prayer as my evening sacrifice and as incense wafting up to you. [TLB]

    Proverbs 4:20-22
    Listen, son of mine, to what I say. Listen carefully. Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they will mean real life for you and radiant health. [TLB]

    Miracle prayer


    Lord Jesus, I come before you just as I am. I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In your name I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce satan and his evil spirits and all their works. I give you my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I believe that God the Father raised you from death and that you are alive to save me right now.

    I invite you into my life, Jesus, and I accept you as my Lord God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come, Lord Jesus, cover me with your precious blood and fill me with your Holy Spirit. I love you, Lord Jesus. I praise you, Lord Jesus. I thank you, Lord Jesus. shall follow you every day of my life. Amen.

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  • healing & deliverance in Nashville, TN; Restoring The Foundations; diabetes, diabetes type I

    Do you take prescription meds?

    Does someone you love take prescription meds?

    Did you know properly prescribed prescription meds is the number three cause of death in America?

    NATURAL HERBS FOR DIABETES

    My people perish for lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6 For all of you who desire answers to physical problems and desire to build better health naturally here is some information on the historical use of herbs.

    The natural Pure Herbs information shared below about arthritis is an excerpt from the book Herbal Extracts: Build A Better Health With Liquid Herbs.

    This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice by licensed physicians. A reader should consult a physician regularly in all matters relating to medical problems, especially in matters of diagnosing, treating or curing diseases or other physical or mental conditions.

    Herbs are plant food substances. This is not a scientific definition, it is a practitioners definition. It is used by the people who make recommendations about how to build better health naturally. Herbs have been used since people began eating. They are not new and they were used long before there were people who called themselves doctors or scientists and they worked and they still do. There is a solution to every physical problem. It was meant to be that way. It is not experimental.

    Since there are so many physical differences between us, it stands to reason one herb may do more for a certain person than another but do not despair. There is an herb for you too.

    Often there are many herbs that are especially helpful for you, just waiting, to be discovered. Luckily when eating an herb if the wrong one is taken, nothing much happens and if you do eat too much of it, body mechanisms usually reject it and you leave it alone. Part of the fun is discovering your herb or herbs and in the process an acquaintance with herbs that help other people is gained.

    One of the ways to tell what an herb will do is to taste a little of it. This is much easier to do with a liquid herb than a tablet or a capsule but in any case it should be done before you ask anyone else to try an herb so it will at least be known if what the label says is in the bottle, is in the bottle.

    Please accept this offer to build better health naturally. The information was written because you are respected and appreciated, and loved. Someone does care about you and would like to see you well. Herbs are your birthright.

    Discover yours.

    -- Dr. A.B. Howard

    Blueberry Leaf | 1st Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Long used by the Finns, in the upper peninsula of Michigan, USA, as a cure for diabetes. Also useful in urinary complaints, fluid retention and as a blood building tonic. Blueberry Leaf combines well with the herb Lapacho, if desired, taken with and at the same rate as Blueberry leaf.

    Dose | 40 drops to 1 tsp. 3 times per day

    To order this pure herb Blueberry Leaf, click here.

    Cranesbill | 2nd Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Derives its name from its appearance after its flower petals drop and its resulting resemblance to the bird bill of a crane or stork. Don't under estimate the ability of the root of this wild geranium. Cranesbill does not resemble the tame geranium in appearance or smell. It is a distinctly different plant. Cranesbill stops diarrhea, shrinks and dissolves tumors; powerful, non-irritating astringent for after shave. Beauty aid -- removes wrinkles due to enlarged pores and skin abuse. Apply after cleansing of skin and before moisturizer.

    Female system restorer, also useful in menstrual complications, night sweats, relaxed vagina, relaxed rectum, weeping sores, in potentially fatal cholera [intestinal dehydration], diabetes and mercury poisoning. For sore mouth and bleeding gums, rub on area for relief.

    Dose | 20 to 40 drops three to four times per day and or apply externally as desired. For more serious problems, internally 1 tsp. to 1 tbl. 3 to 4 times per day. Make sure to use a good bowel management program with this to clean out the wastes Cranesbill dissolves to prevent sick feelings.

    To order this Pure Herb Cranesbill, click here.

    Culver's Root | 3rd Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Culver's/black root is a native North American plant is well established in Native American herbal medicine. In France, the herb is known, and appreciated, as Veronique and in Germany, as Leptandrawurzel. This pure herb Black Root was introduced by Dr. Culver into white man's medicine and is hence also known as Culver's Root.

    In the South, where it is still used extensively in folk medicine, it is known as Black Root. The very broad range of maladies, with seemingly no specific origin, which respond favorably to this herb, make it easy to understand why it is so widely and effectively used throughout the South for many kinds of the miseries.

    Certainly, Black Root is, observably, a good bowel cleaner, but much more. It also works especially well on the vital area of the duodenum [first 12 inches of the small intestine], where acid treated food from the stomach meets with the anti-acid secretions in the small intestine and produce a great deal of the body's heat.

    It is vital to the body that this area be balanced between acid and anti-acid activities, otherwise so many kinds of unpleasant disorders and just plain, feeling bad and miseries can occur. Black Root works on lazy and or congested conditions of the stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, both the small and large intestines and restores them to normal and balanced activity.

    Here is a partial list of disorders for which Black Root is given effectively: to remedy fevers [including serious types], expel worms, jaundice [yellow whites of eyes and skin due to congested liver and gall bladder and or infection], swollen glands, infant diarrhea, chronic constipation, syphilitic impurities, sallow complexion, dull frontal headache, thick and white coated tongue and to remedy the condition of pleurisy [excess fluid accumulation around lungs and or heart, with stabbing pain and shortness of breath, short, dry cough, chilliness].

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops each evening. Follow with a little juice, if desired, as its taste is bitterish and somewhat acrid. In stubborn cases, take 3 times per day.

    In serious cases, give hourly, as needed, 10 to 40 drops and at the same time rub into affected areas, [abdominal and or chest areas] in quantity needed to cover the area.

    To order this Pure Herb Culver's Root, click here.

    False Unicorn Root | 4th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    The uses are as varied as they are useful. When kidneys lose protein into the urine, as in Bright's disease, large, persisting bubbles remain on top of the urine.

    This is corrected by False Unicorn Root; as is the condition known as diabetes. When there is an agony or lack of tone in the kidneys or uterus, think False Unicorn Root; as well as in relaxed vagina. Nor are the healing powers of this root confined to the female system. Prostate problems, as well as involuntary loss of semen without orgasm, yield to False Unicorn Root.

    It can be used to correct almost any problem in the reproductive system of either the male or female body. So gentle is this root, that it is also used for a stomach that would reject almost anything else to repair it. If this were not enough, tape worms have been expelled by its use.

    When mixed with Crampbark, fertility has occurred in the most amazing cases where it was thought absolutely impossible due to a variety of good medical reasons. Please, do not use for pregnancy or impotency until the general system is strong enough to bear such activity. When used to promote fertility, mix with Crampbark.

    Dose | 40 drops 3 times per day for the prospective mother and father, taken faithfully for up to a year, if necessary

    To order this Pure Herb False Unicorn Root, click here.

    Jerusalem Artichoke | 5th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    These are actually the tubers, or potatoes, on the roots of tall growing, small, yellow flowered, wild sunflowers. They require no insulin hormone, from the pancreas, for their digestion, and, as such, are a safe source of carbohydrate for use by diabetics or those suffering from low blood sugar.

    This sunflower is probably one of the most competitive, successful plants in nature. Once you get a start of the plant in your garden, it spreads from its roots with great determination and is hard to kill. An excellent source of food for all.

    One of its primary virtues is a very active enzyme system. The digestive body processes receive a direct and immediate boost. You do not have to be diabetic to use this food from the roots of the wild sunflower.

    Dose | 40 drops after each meal. In more serious cases, one teaspoonful after meals.

    To order this Pure Herb Jerusalem Artichoke, click here.

    Protein | 6th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    [High quality pre-digested protein fraction of milk] Milk has often been introduced as nature's most perfect food. It probably would be if it could be digested. 18% of the North American population, for instance, has a milk intolerance to cow's milk. That means, for them, milk is a foreign substance that cannot be properly digested. Hence, allergies, skin problems, colds, flu and worse occur.

    This is unfortunate when a person cannot eat the food that might help them. Milk was meant to be a fully sustaining diet for the young, in humans, for at least the first six months. Now, if you could find a way to digest milk, it could become one of the most important protein sources in the diet. A way has been found. Digestive enzymes [proteins that break down food substances] have been added to the finest proteins in milk.

    The result is a life-sustaining source of very high quality protein with very few calories. Remember, cancer patients die, finally, unless mishandled through ignorance, from protein starvation. This can be prevented by giving an adequate protein intake of high quality digested protein.

    For the normal person who wishes to slow down the ravages of aging and its sorrows, protein, vitamins and minerals come to the rescue. Take enough so that you see the difference. For training athletes, a protein supplement, plus protein in the regular food, gives a double intake of protein for rapid development. Heal injuries and surgical operations quickly with increased protein intake.

    To stabilize high or low blood sugar levels, an adequate amount of high quality protein intake, taken frequently and well digested, is vital for normalization of either condition. For young women developing tissue integrity, protein is a must. It may take several months to re-develop true natural stamina from adding adequate protein to the diet, or longer, if under continuing stress. Think about it.

    A person could have gotten worse under stress. To not get worse and actually get ahead of the game is quite something. At any rate, what else would you have been doing? Hence, be patient and rich rewards will be yours, my friend.

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops, daily, following meals, or if need be, in place of meals. If diabetic [high blood sugar] or hypoglycemic [low blood sugar], then up to 1 tsp. or more taken 5 times per day

    To order this Pure Herb Protein, click here.

    Elecampane | 7th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Uses | Sugar diabetes, mucous membrane irritation, heaviness of pelvic organs, bronchial complaints, tonic, expectorant, emmenagogue [encourage menstrual flow], diuretic, sweating, deobstruent, skin disorders The mystery of sickness has long plagued mankind. There is little doubt that most of our systems today need what the car industry jargon calls a major overhaul. Indeed, most of us could use this and Elecampane performs just that service. With the pure herb Elecampane, parts of the body are cleaned, renewed and reset for proper function.

    Since the time of the Greeks, Elecampane has discovered its use in diabetes. They declared it to correct the sweetness of the urine. Elecampane is a powerful herb much sought after in the field of herbalogy. It may be employed to promote the correct function of the organs of the body.

    Elecampane, gentian, juniper berry, and ginger perform powerful service for failing digestive systems as a digestaid. Since the time of the noted herbalist, Nicholas Culpepper in medieval England, Elecampane has been used for fluid retention, firming gums and lessening tooth decay. In conditions where the body is wasting away, Elecampane and echinacea will restore new vigor and zest for life.

    Dosage | 10 to 40 drops after meals. If on insulin, advise the prescribing physician so the insulin dose can be reduced as the sugar problem is corrected.

    Sources | Alma R. Hutchens, Indian Herbalogy of North America; Dr. John R. Christopher, School of Natural Healing; William Boericke, Materia Medica.

    To order the Pure Herb Elecampane, click here.

    Hibiscus Flowers | 8th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Contain an astonishingly large amount of two valuable trace mineral elements, chromium and selenium. While it is true that many sea vegetables do contain these trace elements as well, no other single herb has been found with levels as high for these two vital trace elements combined, as in the flower petals of this splendid tropical and sub-tropical flower.

    In order for us to tolerate and use the glucose [blood sugar] normally present in our blood stream, chromium is needed so the nerves and brain can function properly.

    The body makes a substance with chromium in it called glucose tolerance factor. With this glucose tolerance factor the body can then produce and use the hormone, correcting the disease condition know as sugar diabetes [where insulin is not produced in sufficient quantity or even at all].

    The trace element selenium functions much like the oil based vitamin complex known collectively as vitamin e, when it comes to destroying harmful cancer causing compounds in the body, known as free radicals.

    Selenium does this by protecting the genetic machinery of the cell nucleus or cell headquarters, when it is in the process of division to form new body cells. Selenium also corrects heart and circulatory diseases by preventing the break down of the circulatory system.

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops 3 times per day

    To order this Pure Herb Hibiscus Flower, click here.

    Yarrow | 9th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    Uses | Vulnerary [healing], stimulant, tonic, diuretic, high blood sugar The honorable Greek hero of legend, Achilles, said the juice from fresh Yarrow put into the eye will take away redness. The American Indian knew Yarrow as a swift remedy for the rundown feeling and indigestion.

    He further used Yarrow as a remedy for increasing the urinary flow from the kidneys. Although sweating has become socially unacceptable, it is essential to the health of the skin. For those able, sauna and exercise are recommended. Yarrow settles nerves and thus reduces high blood pressure. It relieves shortness of breath and wasting of spinal marrow.

    Its list of successes is legion. Beneficial results in this partial list confirm its revered status among herbalists: childhood diseases, including infant diarrhea, uterus problems, Bright's disease [egg white material in the urine], gas, piles, sore nipples, fistulas, flu and hair loss. Yarrow may be taken for involuntary loss of urine, bed wetting, spitting up of blood, as a nervine and as a remedy for common colds and high blood sugar.

    Dosage | 30 to 60 drops three times per day in fluid or under the tongue

    Sources |Dr. Eugene C. Watkins, Get Well With Natural Remedies

    To order this Pure Herb Yarrow, click here.

    DB.8-W | 10th Pure Herb for Diabetes

    This is a combination herb. [diabetic 8] The eight herbs of this combination are all known to have, by themselves, corrected high blood sugar for many individuals. Every case of high blood sugar is not alike.

    There are different causes that can plague the pancreas and its proper production of the hormone insulin to break down blood sugar and provide energy for the nerves and brain. The idea here is to put all the known solutions into one team and use a double-barreled-Texas-shot-gun approach to clearing the hall; point both barrels, close your eyes, squeeze the triggers and let the problem have it.

    Although the complete knowledge of how some herbs work is not fully known, we can tell by what they do, something about how they work.

    In this combination herb DB.8-W we have the following pure herbs. The Pure Herb Lapacho that is known to kill and dissolve bad cells sometimes known as cancer.

    Elecampane cleans and reconditions the entire digestive and respiratory system. All things generally work better when they are clean. Mugwort is known to kill parasites, including those that can affect the pancreas.

    Golden Seal is an herb that can perform many functions of discretion depending on what it finds to be corrected: lowering blood sugar, performing as a first rate antibiotic, as well as reducing inflammation of veins and arteries.

    Blueberry Leaf may provide minerals and trace elements that correct pancreatic function, as well as cleaning and toning of the area.

    Bugleweed helps the body retain valuable protein leaking through the kidneys and thus, helps stabilize blood sugar if high or low.

    Gentian is a digestaid that gives direct assistance to the pancreas, as well as the stomach, liver, gall bladder and small intestine.

    Yarrow provides a rich mineral array that calms and repairs the nerves, including those that go to the pancreas. The idea here is, just about any contingency is covered and something, or the combination of some things there of, is bound to work and may do so powerfully.

    Combination includes | Lapacho, Yarrow, Blueberry Leaf, lecampane, Golden Seal, Gentian, Mugwort, Bugleweed

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops, 3 to 4 times per day

    To order this Pure Herb DB.8-W click here.

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  • Do you take prescription meds? Does someone you love take prescription meds? Did you know that properly prescribed prescription meds is the number three cause of death in the USA according to the American Journal of Medicine?

    E.H.-T. [Emotional Health-Thompson] | Herb no. 1 for memory

    E.H.-T is a combination her that was put together by Practiced Herbalist, Joan Thompson. This is a new formula for optimal mental and emotional health. Excellent results have been achieved when used for the relief of clinical depression, manic depression, ADD [attention deficit disorder], fibromyalgia, phobias, and stress related problems due to long term illness. This blend is also helpful for sleep disorders, improvement of memory, increased alertness, and stress relief.

    The following natural herbs make up this combination herb E.H.-T: St. John’s Wort, life everlasting, [cudweed], gotu kola, rice bran, lady’s slipper and Kava Kava.

    Dose | Adults: 80 drops in am, 40 in afternoon and 40 at bedtime. For children: one drop per pound divided into three equal doses. Infants: use a couple of drops on the soles of the feet and up and down the spine. Results are achieved in three to six weeks so be patient. It is important to maintain blood levels while in treatment. E.H.-T should not be used in conjunction with any other prescription medications for nerves or depression.

    To order E.H.-T, click here.

    MEL.-W | Herb no. 2 for memory

    MEL.-W [for the production of melatonin and numerous neurotransmitters.] The object is to regulate body rhythms, coordinate glandular action, and improve overall brain function. This formula also nourishes the involuntary nervous system as well as the glands of the head. This is a brain and nerve cocktail with a glandular coordinator.

    This combination herb consists of the following natural herbs: alfalfa, parsley, chamomile, gotu kola, barberry, black walnut, bee pollen and maca.

    Dose | 40 drops (3) times per day. If bigger problems 1 tsp. (3) times per day. For children : One drop per pound divided into three doses.

    To order MEL.-W, click here.

    Gingko Combination | Herb no. 3 for memory

    Gingko has been clinically tested and findings reveal that long and short term memory are improved. It is also beneficial for a condition known as cerebral vascular insufficiency. It is known to help senility, Alzheimer's, dizziness, headache, lack of vigilance, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, depression, angina, and asthma.

    Gotu kola reduces brain fatigue, and revitalizes worn out bodies. Mental disorders, blood pressure problems, and brain restoring powers have all been contributed to gotu kola. Blessed Thistle is an oxygenator to the brain, heart, lungs, and blood system.

    This oxygenation helps produce energy and a sense of well being, as memory and body function are aided greatly by proper oxygenation. Blessed thistle also acts as a catalyst for all other herbs. Bad cells can not exist in an area of good oxygenation.

    The Gingko Combination herb consists of the following natural herbs: gingko, gotu kola, and blessed thistle.

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops (3) times per day. Children protocol: One drop per pound divided into three equal dosages.

    To order Gingko Combination, click here.

    Kava Kava Combination | Herb no. 4 for memory

    Kava Kava is helpful for anxiety, depression and sleeplessness, has a mild tranquilizing effect that helps to relax the mind, clarifies the thought process and soothes the temperature. By relaxing the skeletal muscles, it is helpful for headaches caused by tense neck muscles.

    Also, it has an anti-spasmodic action that relieves the coughing of whopping cough, and erases the symptoms of asthma and bronchitis. St. John’s Wort is a great nervine used to regenerate nerve tissue, treat depression and stabilize the mood.

    Nerve problems of all types are helped, including neuralgia, tremors, and anxiety attacks. Gingko has been clinically tested, and findings reveal that long and short term memory are improved, and it is also beneficial for a condition known as cerebral vascular insufficiency.

    It is known to help senility, Alzheimer's, dizziness, headache, lack of vigilance, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, depression, angina, and asthma. If you are under a lot of stress, feeling overwhelmed, depressed or anxious, then this is the formula for you.

    Kava Kava is an herb made up of the following combination herbs: kava kava, St. John’s Wort and Gingko.

    Dose |40 to 80 drops (3) times per day. Children per protocol: One drop per pound divided into three equal dosages

    To order Kava Kava Combination, click here.

    Ginkgo | Herb no. 5 for memory


    Ginkgo - The leaves and other parts of these ancient trees, of which there are two kinds, male trees and female trees, have been found fossilized in layers of rock from the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The ginkgo tree was thought to be long extinct. Then, during the last century some seeds turned up in a hollow rock in China. No one knew what kind of seeds they were. They were planted and they grew! Low and behold, they turned out to be the seeds of the long extinct ginkgo [ginkgo biloba] tree.

    Recent clinical testing has revealed both long and short term memory are improved, for all ages and body conditions, by the use of ginkgo leaves. Tests indicate ginkgo solves the memory problem caused by a condition known as cerebral ischemia [brain anemia] where the blood vessels to the brain do not carry enough blood, also sometimes described as cerebral vascular insufficiency.

    Whatever it is called, the results are impaired mental performance. Tests indicate ginkgo solves this problem. Tests also indicate, one of the ways ginkgo solves this problem, is by acting as a vasodialator [an agent which opens constricted blood vessels]. The importance of proper circulation in the maintenance of good health and the reversal of diseases can hardly be underestimated. We are indeed grateful for this gift to memory and its presence with us again today.

    Fossil records indicate, in the ancient past,ginkgo grew throughout North America and many other regions. Many people now have a ginkgo tree again for its beauty and thick shade. You might say, it has come home. Ginkgo's role in memory improvement is to bring oxygen and blood sugar to the brain and thus, normalize brain function.

    Those who suffer from hypoglycemia [low blood sugar], hyperglycemia [high blood sugar] and Alzheimer's disease  [thought disturbances occurring in the onset of senility] are benefited by ginkgo's assistance in the proper release of energy to the nervous system for normalization of mental activity.

    A Textbook of Natural Medicine, Vol. I, Ginkgo biloba, published by Bastyr College, Natural Health Sciences, Seattle, Washington, 1993, Drs. Pizzorno and Murray, presents extensive and careful research to show, as circulation to the brain normalizes with the use of ginkgo, these conditions are reversed: "... senility, dizziness, headache, lack of vigilance, macular degeneration [deterioration of the fine focus area in the back of the eye], diabetic retinopathy [fat in arteries causing poor circulation and subsequent deterioration of the image reception area in the back of the eye], ringing in the ears, hearing loss, depression, short term memory loss, angina [heart pain due to reduced blood supply], intermittent claudication [klaw-duh-ka'-shun, pain in the calf of the leg(s) due to insufficient blood circulation], impotency [when due to arterial insufficiency] and asthma [ginkgo acting as an anti-allergy agent]."

    This information clearly indicates, ginkgo can be taken for prevention of problems as well as their reversal. Certainly, in the prevention of strokes and heart attacks and those conditions mentioned, ginkgo should be considered as a valued herb.

    Dose | 40 to 80 drops 3 times per day as maintenance. 80 to 120 drops 3 times per day in therapeutic use for the reversal of serious conditions.

    To order Gingko, click here.

    Gotu Kola | Herb no. 6 for memory

    Gotu kola is a tiny, delicate water lily from the island of Sri Lanka [ormerly Ceylon] off the southeastern coast of India. This is the plant the famed elephants of Ceylon snatched up a mouthful of before going into the water for their frolic.

    The memories of these elephants were said to be phenomenal and the subject of many stories and much amazement. Guess what? People can eat Gotu Kola leaves also and their memory can improve. Memory temporarily winking out is not just a problem of the aged, as you well know. Younger folks just don't talk about it.

    If you would live, and live well, for a very long time you must have a very powerful nervous system and this is what gotu kola produces. Gotu Kola reduces brain fatigue and revitalizes worn out bodies. In many religious orders, Gotu Kola is used to correct conditions of the skin that look like fish scales [ichthyosis], and parasitic swellings of the body [elephantiasis], leprosy, syphilitic ulcers and bruises.

    Mental disorders and blood pressure problems have also yielded to the blood cleaning and brain restoring powers of gotu kola. Gotu kola also deserves its reputation as a poison antidote.

    Dose |Therapeutically and for memory, 20 to 40 drops three times per day after meals, but you must remember to take it. For a stronger nervous system, brain, and memory, a year of use can made a great difference and thereafter, 20 to 40 drops per day as a maintenance.

    To order Gotu Kola, click here.

    B.& N.C.-W [brain and nerve cocktail] | Herb no. 7 for memory

    The combination herb is used to feed and repair the glands in the brain, [pituitary, pineal and hypothalmus, as well as the brain itself] and the autonomic nervous system [involuntary nervous system composed of its two divisions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems]. In the eye, the autonomic nervous system is shown as a ring [the autonomic nerve wreath] about a third of the way out from the pupil toward the edge of the iris [brown or blue part of the eye].

    This combination of herbs provides alfalfa to clean and feed the pituitary, barberry for the hypothalmus, chamomile for the pineal gland, gotu kola [does not contain caffeine] for the entire brain and memory, parsley for the involuntary nervous system and black walnut with its cleaning and corrective electrical properties for all of the nerve tissues. If you don't know what else to do, clean the blood and the bowel. Clean and nourish the nervous system and repair it at the same time.

    The brain and nervous system function better when they are clean and nourished. You feel better. People seldom eat any food for the purpose of a body part or parts. They eat their food with their tongues and eyes. You can be different and consciously eat something just for your brain and nerves. B.& N.C.-W can also be of assistance in getting off of drugs.

    The B. & N.C.-W is a combination made of the following natural herbs: alfalfa, parsley, chamomile, gotu kola, barberry and black walnut.

    Dose |40 drops, 3 times per day. Also rub on temples, around the ears and back of the neck in quantities needed, 3 times per day.

    To order B. & N.C. -W, click here.

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  • womancrying

    Wow, this is a subject that tugs close to my heart strings, how about yours? Do you know how many people have blocked emotions? I do. Guess I kinda used to be one of them. I remember saying, I just really don't like crying -- especially not in front of people.

    Well, why not? The Lord created emotions, actually in the book of Genesis. There must be a reason He created tear ducts, and even biologically and physiologically there's a reason for them.
    I've typically preferred crying alone, you know, it's private, no one sees you and if it messes up your make up, you can straighten it up. Right now, my mind rolls back to two crying episodes I had where I just couldn't control the tears.

    First crying episode

    I was on a business trip in South Carolina and I was tired after landing at the airport.
    I was exhausted emotionally and mentally.
    I decided, I'm not going to work today, instead I'll eat lunch and rest, after all, I don't know anyone in this city.
    I ate lunch and when I finished, a stranger in the restaurant walked up to me and said, "Baby, the weight on you is so heavy, I felt it across the restaurant and I've been sitting over there praying for you."
    I remained quiet, I didn't know her.
    She asked while standing at my table, “May I pray for you?”
    I said yes and she began to pray while touching my hand [the waitresses are now looking because they know we didn't come in together].
    Bear-sized tears began racing from my face because this woman called out everything that was wrong with me and I didn't know her.
    Yes, people in the restaurant are really looking now.
    After praying the lady said, do you have car, did you come here in a car.
    I said yes, my rental is outside.
    She said, go in the car, roll up the windows and cry as hard as you need to.
    I did just that.
    I exited the restaurant, drove across the street to a bookstore parking lot, went way in the back of the parking lot -- and baam, I wailed like an animal in the forest who was wounded and no one was there to rescue them.
    I'll never forget that cry.

    Second crying episode

    I'm now in another state years later and I spontaneously decided to have a meal with a lady I'd met like about two days prior.
    I'd been doing some reflecting on my life and thought I was fine.
    The Lord was dealing with me on an issue I really didn't want to talk to people about.
    After all, nothing is ever going to change, so why bother even addressing it.
    Sometimes you just have to accept things the way they are right?
    No, wrong!
    Why is that wrong, because what I believed DID NOT align with The Bible, the Word of God.
    If what I believe doesn't align, then what I believe is not true.
    The Word of God is true, it is the truth, which meant what I believed was a lie.
    Yes, it had been a reality for a long time, but it was a lie I believed because the situation had been that way for so long.
    Well, let me tell you.
    I sat at that meal table with just about a perfect stranger.
    We were eating.
    And I tried to be civil and talk, do the small talk exchange.
    Lord, that didn't last for two minutes.
    The tear ducts RIPPED and there was no way I could conceal the tears.
    This wasn't a simple cry, the veins in my soul had ruptured and here I am with a complete stranger.
    It's a beautiful thing when you can communicate with a person -- human spirit to human spirit -- without using any words.
    Really in this particular situation it was the spirit of the Lord in me connecting with the Spirit of the Lord in her.
    That lady rubbed my right shoulder and the top of my back.
    She didn't say a word.
    Underneath my breathe I eked out the words repeatedly, "They are not better than me."
    I just kept repeating that because that had been my inner struggle that started centuries before I was born.
    I just bought into the lie because it had been passed down generation to generation to me -- and in ignorance I accepted it.

    Well, Beloved reader, I simply share with you today, you have the freedom and are released to cry.
    Cry in public.
    Cry in private.
    Cry with friends.
    Cry with enemies.
    Cry with your spouse.
    Cry with the Lord holding you.
    Cry in your car.
    Cry in the bathroom stall at work.
    Cry in your woman's lap.
    Cry on your man's shoulder.

    It's okay; you are now released and have the freedom to cry.

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  • needtoforgive
    You hear a lot about forgiveness and how we need to release those who have sinned against us. But what if the person you need to forgive is yourself? What if you can’t move forward because of something you know you’ve done wrong and it haunts you? When taking people through biblical, integrated healing and deliverance it's been learned over decades that the most difficult thing for people to do is forgive themselves.

    There are always three parts to forgiveness: 1) forgiving others and others forgiving you; 2) forgiving or really releasing God [cause many of us are ticked off at the Lord and just afraid to admit it; it's okay you can admit it, you will not be sinning or loose your space in line to get into heaven]; and 3) forgiving yourself.

    Satan speaks many lies to us that simply are not true. So what does he speak? He says the following lies to us.

    a) What I did so such a big sin the Lord cannot forgive it.

    b) I knew better and still did it, so it's not forgivable.

    c) I've continued to repeat this same behavior and I'm so ashamed, I just can't ask for forgiveness again.

    d) I've downed others and have now done what I said I wouldn't do. I'm a terrible person.

    Remember, that these four things I wrote above are lies from satan. And the Bible clearly repeats that the father of lies is satan. So I encourage you today to release yourself from false guilt and accept the forgiveness that is available for you today.

    Cry in private if you need to and wail out your pain. Write yourself a letter to get it mentally out of your head. Speak the words out loud saying you forgive yourself and ask the Holy Spirit to supernaturally work the self-forgiveness down into the granules and crevices of your hurting, almost numb, heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to bring life, no abundant life, into your heart, mind and life.

    Author and speaker Joe Beam joins us to deal with a listener's question about this important topic here!

    http://www.moodyradio.org/brd_ProgramDetail.aspx?id=39286

    This forgiveness audio features Joe Beam is an internationally-known inspirational speaker and best-selling author.

    He founded Family Dynamics Institute in 1994 and in 2008 he founded LovePath International, and serves as its president.

    He has spoken to millions of people worldwide in personal appearances as well as appearances on television and radio, including ABC's Good Morning America, Focus on the Family, the Montel Williams Show, NBC's Today Show, The Dave Ramsey Show, and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. After earning his bachelor's degree [Magna Cum Laude] from Southern Christian University, Beam did graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Evansville.

    He is currently involved in research to complete his Ph.D in Biomedical science at the University of Sydney. He has authored many magazine articles, corporate training programs, and is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Seeing the Unseen, Getting Past Guilt, and Becoming One: Emotionally, Spiritually, and Sexually.

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