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“Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: lest thou learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul.” Proverbs 22:24,25
A Life Story: The Beast Within the Mind
A 10-year –old girl was brutally murdered by a 26-year-old male who lived in the same apartment.
The child was strangled and sexually assaulted. The man told the investigator who questioned him after having seen the child’s clothing in a plastic bag inside of the man’s bedroom closet , asked him “Where is the Girl?” his response was “She is there. I hit her and chopped her up.” He informed the authorities, of his intentions to eat the child’s flesh.
When we closely examine the acts of violence that are occurring in high numbers, the majority of them are committed by teenagers and young adults, both males and females.
Written by Ellen J. Barrier
We live in a modern-day time of advanced technology. In this generation of people we have divisiveness. Crime and wars, along with diseases and sicknesses exist. Homeless, starvation and the lack of an adequate income, and no financial aide still exist in many places.
The storms of life and physical storms, along with disasters plaque our world; leaving many people searching for answers: Why, do God allow these things to happen? and Where is Jesus?
History has taught us that these things have never left Earth. The purpose for which Jesus came to Earth was to give us hope and offer us a better life of peace with God. He gave us the understanding that the poor would always exist upon Earth. His work consisted of educating people about the power of God, healing those with diseases and sicknesses, feeding the hungry, spreading Joy and Peace and so many others things that made him God within the body of a man.
Today, Jesus lives in the Hearts and Souls of those who continues his work.
Where is Jesus Today?
Jesus is in shelters providing a place to live for those who are homeless.
Jesus is working in places to provide food for the hungry.
Jesus is in medical facilities providing health care for those who are sick.
Jesus is in the firemen battling the fires to save lives.
Jesus is in the police officers who have dedicated their lives to protect others.
Jesus in in the teachers who provide educational skills and teach self-confidence and respect to their students.
Jesus is in the streets, listening to those who tells him about their pain and suffering and all their troubles: He let them know that they are not alone. He offers to them his Love and Peace.
Jesus lives in the Soul of the Spiritual Leader that follows in his footsteps to serve all people. It is a calling, and not a choice.
Written by: Ellen J. Barrier
Recommended to read: God’s Message to His People ____Chapter 5 page 38
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“This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
__ The Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:13,14)
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
When we resist fighting evil with evil, we are pursuing a higher calling, as the scriptures encourage us to do: “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
If we allow ourselves to commit hateful acts and engage in inflammatory speech against others to cause them harm, we are causing greater harm to ourselves. The spirit of hate is demonic; it carry with it a heavy burden within the soul of the person it possess, or within the mind of the person it oppress. The spirit of hate imprison the person it holds captive; preventing him or her from freedom and peace. Without freedom, peace cannot exist.
Such a person, lives in a world of darkness. The penalty for this person is that they will reap the evil they sowed.
Those who pursue a higher calling, gain freedom and peace, by learning to put hurtful things behind them: They pursue a brighter future with righteousness that release freedom and peacefulness within their soul.
To pursue Love and Peace, we must find a way to put past events that were hurtful behind: The scriptures instructs us to “Pray without ceasing.” And offer to us encouragement to give thanks to God, in every thing, further stating, “This is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5: 15, 18)
Jesus was hated, lied on, mocked, discriminated against, because he was different, and crucified by those who judged him. Being that he represent A Higher Calling; those who pursue it can’t expect to be treated differently than he. Otherwise, it would place them in a position above the Son of God.
In his own words, Jesus stated, “The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore: For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.”
__Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:24,25,26)
God’s Instructions to Pursue A Higher Calling
Ye have heard that it has been said, “Thou shall Love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy.” But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you: That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:43, 44,45)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (II Corinthians 5;17)
Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor; for we are members one of another. (Ephesians 4:25)
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind: (Ephesians 4:23)
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:31,32)
“Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies and envies, and all evil speakings,” (1 Peter 2:1,2)
God’s Protection Plan with His Blessings
“For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you he shall not lose his reward.”
__ Jesus Christ (Mark 9:41)
“An whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea.”___ Jesus Christ (Mark 9:42)
“What shall we then say to these thing? If God be for us, who can be against us?”__ The Apostle Paul (Romans 8:31)
The scripture further informs us, Be not deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Galatians 6:7)
To be clear, the word ‘man’ is used as to include the human race.
Written by Ellen Jean Barrier
The symptoms of a Mind Without Moral Conscience:
Lack of Compassion
Lack of Impathy
Lack of Sympathy
Loose Tongue (will not keep secrets)
Unable to Control Thoughts
Uncontrolled Word Process (one that will say anything that comes to mind)
The soul of such person, is like a fatal wound that is unable to stop bleeding: The body becomes lifeless. It is unresponsive; and yet, the soul is free to walk about, and commit evil acts that are harmful and hurtful to others.
A pregnant woman was attacked while walking home one night by such a soul. Her attacker sexually assaulted her and then set her on fire. She died from those wounds: She left behind very young children.
A 100 year old woman is living alone in her home. A soul that is evil, breaks into her home, attacks her and sexually assault her.
It is the responsibility of parents to teach moral values to their children by example, and to enforce them. Do you remember your parents giving you a strong warning that if you did not stop, being naughty, you would be disciplined?
My mother would say, “Do not let me have to come in there, or you will be sorry.” I knew that was a warning, that I was going to feel some kind of pain, if I did not stop being naughty.
Spiritual Leaders are to teach moral values as a part of their work to the people they communicate with. Their job is to also, issue the warning of accountability. There are blessings from God, as well as, receiving his disciplinary action that are the consequences for bad behavior.
Somewhere along the path, a wrong turn was taken that has led our world onto a path of unaccountability. When a person, neglect to follow the path of previous generations that believed in strong moral values, and taught them and lived them, there is a price to be paid.
God sacrificed the life of his only Son, Jesus Christ, for every sin that has been committed. He will not allow his blood to have been shed in vain. There is a price we all have to pay for the acts of evil committed upon Earth. We can see the wrath the weather inflicts upon Earth, and know that only God control the outcome of the destructions.
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Written by Ellen J. Barrier
The strength of a strong man is in his character. No woman ever has a need to fear him who touches her, for he is a great man. He is one with wisdom.
___ Ellen J. Barrier
Praying on a daily basis rewards us with positive changes in our life. We are able to express our personal needs to God. Releasing our emotions frees our mind, and builds characteristic traits, that are favorable and honorable with God and Man.
Those who pray daily, increase understanding to know the importance of examining their behavior pattern toward others.
Have a willingness to offer an apology when an error on their part was made that offended or caused harm to someone.
Never fail to immediately ask forgiveness, when it is due to someone because of a wrongful act that was committed whether it was done intentional or unintentional.
Persistency in prayer makes a weak man strong.
Persistency in prayer, makes a boy a man, when he needs to be strong.
Persistency in prayer, allows a woman the ability to become a much stronger woman to accomplish her goals, by accepting the role of many others.
Persistency in prayer help girls to embrace the legacy of strong women and will build one for themselves that are stronger.
It is the persistency in prayer that makes a family stronger.
Through the persistency in prayer, we develop the desire to treat others the way we would like for them to treat us. It begins in our home.
Pray Without Ceasing
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Written by Ellen J. Barrier
“Everlasting LOVE is built upon the solid foundation of TRUST, held up with the support of TRUTH.” _____Ellen J. Barrier
The Expression of Love is Compassion
Love is the greatest gift given. It is compassion expressed for another person.
Love is willing to sacrifice time and something of value with someone else.
Love is not selfish
Love does not harm (Domestic violence does not exist where there is love)
Love protects and secures relationships (Family members never have to pay for the sins of others)
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Honesty is The Best Policy to Live By:
Honesty is built upon the principles of God. It is the foundation of truth that will stand.
History show that lies destroy: Those who practice such behavior, never gains anything of value from the evil they causes.
Liars that believe they are too smart to get caught in their plots to commit wrongful acts, and get away without suffering the consequences, are not smart enough to avoid the cost.
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