Beyond the Birth of Jesus

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The Nativity story is found in Matthew chapters 1-2

(I researched some of this info on google and also found this picture there :)…I had to use it!)

Joseph, a man of God, was tossing and turning stressing over the condition of his betrothed Mary, in their world of strict traditions- to be pregnant without a husband brought shame to one’s home and a reason to cancel the commitment of marriage. Joseph felt deep inside that Mary was no longer a virgin.

To be a virgin is to be pure, to have no blemish. Demons use the act of sex to create havoc spiritually and mentally which can affect us physically. When our acts of sex are not done in love, true love, it allows strongholds for demons to grasp on to. Mary, a virgin who was with child, was pure.

Joseph Loved Mary. He didn’t want to lose her. Besides the blood line of David I believe God saw this love and knew that they could handle the situation and circumstances that would be placed on them by Mary’s pregnancy. He saw their love for Him and the Love for each other. Theirs is a true love story.

God saw Joseph’s restlessness and confusion. He sent an angel to comfort him. Joseph finally drifted to sleep. In his sleep he entered the world of dreams- a place where the spiritual realm can communicate to our physical forms. This angel appeared with the glory of heaven behind him and before him.

The Angel gently spoke, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

The name Jesus stands for ‘the messiah’, and ‘the Christ’ which refers to the anointed one, the central being of Christianity. Jesus is the center of the trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) and he was a little infant inside a woman that was pure.

Joseph woke from his dream with new revelation and a desire for the will of God. He took Mary as wife then left for Bethlehem for the census. Even though Mary was his wife Joseph did not know her intimately until the child was born (Even in a marriage of true love the act of sex can be smeared with feelings and emotions not made out of true love giving the demonic an opening to work). Mary’s womb stayed pure.

The worldly view of a prince being born would be in a castle surrounded by royalty and servants, not Jesus. Jesus, the prince of peace, was born in a barn, laid in a manger with hay, animals, dust, and manure.

Here is a precious baby with no generational curse attached to Him. An infant wrapped in swaddling clothes that held an innocence of heavenly divinity. God had a reason for this lowly birth. He wanted to show the world that our clothing and circumstances do not matter. What we hold inside us are of true richness and treasury. Inside each one of us there is a light that can shine brighter than the gems in the night sky.

At the birth of this Good Shepherd an Angel appeared before shepherds living in the same country who kept watch over their flock out in the fields.

The Angel joyfully said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2)

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

The shepherds, in awe, excitedly go in search for this precious baby.

I’m now seeing that being born in a manger also allows one comfort to come unto the lord. This humble birth gives place to acceptance. If Jesus were born in a castle surrounded by guards and slaves this would not have brought acceptation but division.

While Joseph and Mary enjoyed the antics of this infant son- (Who isn’t going to coo and caw over a baby?) God had a plan to set into place gifts, physical gifts to represent the spiritual. Three wise men came to bring gifts to the baby Jesus. These gifts though in physical form, were rich gifts. They also represented the richness of His spiritual gifts. One wise man brought gold- gold is associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, miracles, and wisdom. Gold is a precious metal that is associated with wealth, grandeur, and prosperity. (Remember this applies to our spiritual gifts not our physical forms of circumstances, finances, and popularity- though the physical side will definitely be blessed by the spiritual side.) The second wise man brought frankincense. Frankincense (the best is pure white but some can have the color of yellow) represents an emblem of prayer, whiteness, cleanliness personified, the ultimate in purity, light, goodness, innocence, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety. White has a positive connotation- righteousness, holy power, Spirit of the Lord, and angels. Yellow represents positive-hope, faith, strength, and gifts from God. The third wise man brought myrrh. Myrrh is the first mentioned ingredient in the holy anointing oil. Myrrh is part of the custom of the Jews to give those who were condemned to death by crucifixion (Mark 15:23) It is rich brown or reddish-yellow, brown represents Humility, compassion, pastoral color. Red represents Blood atonement, sacrifice, power, anointing, and wisdom for battle. Yellow again represents positive-hope, faith, strength, and gifts from God. The fragrant resin is obtained from some species of the “rock rose”, the usual varieties being with pink petals, and white petals. Pink represents Positive- Child-like love, or faith. White again represents purity, righteousness, holy power, Spirit of the Lord, angels and the garments of Heaven.

These three wise men show up as Joseph and Mary held the infant and most likely were listening to the story the Shepherds were probably telling about the miraculous happenings they experienced.

I often have always pictured a somber atmosphere surrounding the baby Jesus, one where everyone is quiet and constantly bowing. Getting to know human nature through psychology I’m now sure that was not the case, maybe the wise men, but defiantly not the shepherds. I like the picture of maybe a wise man or two having a bit of humor.

The scene at the manger was probably one of storytelling and rejoicing. With each telling of their stories there were most likely tingles running up and down the spine giving off excitement where each individual reacted in their own way of praise, worship, and rejoicing. I now see a happy and festive atmosphere surrounding Jesus’ birth.

“The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, meaning God With Us.”

Jesus came to change the world, to cross the lines of tradition and make believe. He came to give life, hope, love, peace, and joy. He was not poor- he had riches (wealth, family, and friends) but He left them behind to be the Good Shepherd yearning to find the lost sheep.

His birth put into motion the conditions of our rebirth. To become born again through the salvation of Christ Jesus our Lord means we accept and partake of all His gifts. When we choose the Will of God over our fleshly will we walk in the comfort and protection of the Holy Spirit.

Every word that is written in the Bible- the physical and supernatural has a deeper spiritual meaning- from the Old Testament to after the birth of Jesus. We need to see beyond the words. So, when you think about the birth of Jesus this Christmas, look beyond His birth into the deeper meaning it resembles for your spirituality.

Give thanks and praise for the gifts the baby Lord Jesus has bestowed upon you from His birth alone.

H.E. Olsen

 

 

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BOOK REVIEW: The Gift is in the Giving by Bill Arienti (A great holiday read)

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“If you need help getting into the Christmas spirit this book will do it!”

This Fireman needs a standing ovation. While I read this book I became amazed by the circumstances and the outcomes. The gifts in this book are miraculous. Who needs superheroes when you have a fireman like the fireman in this book! This is what Christmas is all about.  The fireman in The Gift is in the Giving sees so much loss and destruction. He does what he can to bring hope and inspiration. This fireman is a hero. This book is a MUST READ!

This book tares the heart for the victims but then brings a smile to the face and a glow of warmth with the giving of each gift. It makes me want to get out there and drop presents on doorsteps of those in need, knock, and then run- lol!

This book is the perfect book to read cuddled up in a blanket, sitting by the fire, and maybe some cocoa on Christmas Eve- A great book to read aloud to the family.

~H.E. Olsen


Quick links to- The Gift is in the Giving

Amazon

Kharis Publishing

Barnes & Noble (Ebook)


 

Book Review: Where the Water Rages by Jacquelyn Sill

32468748I just finished Where the Water Rages by Jacquelyn Sill. What an amazing story! Jacquelyn Sill did a great job portraying, not just physical struggle, but our inner struggle as well- oh, how our emotional waters can rage.

Jacquelyn also did an amazing job bringing to light sex trafficking and how it affects the child. Jacquelyn wrote on this subject very delicately. Her book is a must read! Also, don’t forget the tissue near the end.

~Author H.E. Olsen

 

 

 


Links to Where the Water Rages-

Goodreads

Kharis Publishing

Amazon


A Nation United or Divided

I know many are so tired of all the posts going on but I want to take this time to write as a third party, stepping out, viewing two boxed-in worlds. I will be viewing these two worlds as a Christian, a mother, and with love.

I’ve been reading and watching many political posts on facebook for the last couple of days. My heart has become broken for our nation. I’m not going to share who I voted for because of the division it creates from differing views. I love my family and friends regardless of who they voted for. My relationship to family and friends are above my emotions and thoughts on who they chose. I respect them enough to respect their choice.

I have not been one who has talked much of politics. I have, however, addressed fear, hate, and hurt. These three issues seem to be flying extremely high. I shake my head, Sitting at my table, scrolling facebook with my laptop. I almost want to turn it all off and not come back for a long while. I then happen onto a young woman’s post. A person I remember as a child- who I babysat in my early 20’s.  Her post touched me deeply.

 

Rachel Matlock wrote,

“I have to say that I feel like we have lost something by not being able to disagree with our friends and family. I’ve seen a lot of post saying things along the lines of, “If you voted for this person I hate you!” or “If you voted for this person you’re not a Christian!” and “If you voted for this person please unfriend me and stop following my page!”- The truth of the matter is we have lost both maturity and intellectual capacity if we have come to a point where our political views can condemn our friendships. If we are consistently around people who continually agree with our point of view how do we grow? How do we learn to reason, empathize, utilize common sense, research, and exercise our intellects with the gaining of knowledge and application thereof? More than the state of our minds what does it say about our hearts? Are we so selfish as a people group that we can’t choose to love someone and empathize with them while still respectfully disagreeing? I think we can. There are many things I think are disgusting, for instance modern comedy. But I can still appreciate that my sister and father and friends like to watch comedies and I am grateful that they sometimes accommodate me by not watching a comedy when I watch television with them, but when they want to watch a comedy and I don’t the option is for me to suck it up and join in or leave. I still love them and every once in a while they watch a comedy that I actually enjoy and we come to a common understanding even if in general I disagree with them about what is comical. It breaks my heart that we have given up the ability as a people to reasonably disagree with one another while maintaining love for one another and respect for people’s opinions. It boggles my mind to think that people are so petty as to destroy valuable friendships and other relationships because they disagree about something. I understand that Politics are a huge controversy because they direct the course our nation will take not just for the next four years but for the next generation, and the generations following. However, I have not once seen a dispute or debate about politics in which people did not speak over one another or feel the need to use raised voices, or humiliate, disrespect, and ignore the other people involved. I think it’s selfish. I think Americans have spent way too much time trying to figure out how to love themselves and not enough time learning how to show love for their neighbors. Maybe if we had- things would be a whole lot different. What I know is that I will be the change I want to see, and I will pray because I trust a God who is bigger than anything this world has to say”.

Bravo Rachel! Her heart beats in the right place. Reading here post brings my mind to think on the word ‘Christian.’ What is the meaning of the name Christian? It stands for being Christ like. It’s about having a relationship and growing in Christ. That’s it! Who is Christ? He is the Son of God who came to serve and die for us all- friend or foe. He even healed the ear of an enemy. He came to bring comfort, healing, and love- to light the world with life. This means that both presidential candidates can have legit Christians. Being a Christian has nothing to do with who we vote for; this has to do with what we chose to believe about each candidate and what views we have accepted. Humans complicate Christianity through religion and expectations. Humans then become frustrated and let down from their own sense of right and wrong developed by one’s own beliefs. I will be the first to admit that I have had a closed mind from my own beliefs. This type of closed mindedness almost destroyed me. I have since grown to a maturity that allows me to step out and step back and view things on a grander scale. While I study Psychology and mental illness I’m becoming more and more aware of how lost people can become. How our emotions can blind us when we think and react from emotion alone. While all this was going through my head I came across a post that brought me to think how our actions cause reactions. I can see why republicans or other decided to take a stand.

 

“We did it with ballots, not bullets”

Dear Democrats and Liberals,
I’m noticing that a lot of you aren’t graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump. Some of you are apparently “triggered”. Because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results…
How did this happen you ask.

How did this happen you ask?

You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.

You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created “us” when you attacked our flag.

You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.

You created “us” when you began to emasculate men.

You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.

You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.

You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.

“You” created “us” the silent majority. And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up. And we did it with ballots, not bullets.

PLEASE COPY & SHARE EVERYWHERE ~ Cliff Mansfield

On this post, I have to say, the majority looks to be republican. But, I’m not so sure because I know of a few democrats or liberals who voted republican because they were not impressed with the direction our country has taken in the last decade. Many want drastic change. Media tries to say that it’s the college uneducated white male that made up the majority. What is the meaning of college? College is a place of learning where a group of individuals study and learn for a special purpose. This just means that one goes to school to further study their choice of career. This does not make them smarter. They only become knowledgeable of their career choice. I once met a city couple who went to college and they didn’t even know that an egg came from a chicken. You can imagine the fun I had as I explained how chicken’s poop out the egg. I’m not sure if they’ll eat eggs again but this goes to show that one will not know all- college educated or not. Ranchers and farmers who were raised in that life style do not need to further seek an education after high school unless they want to further their learning in a specific area. There are jobs and careers that don’t call for college learning skills. This doesn’t make them any more or less educated than anyone else. Every person excels in some areas while they lack in others. THIS, nation, is why we all need each other. We, the people- no matter what we believe, are family. America is our home. A house divided will not stand and neither will a nation. I also see that the word ‘white’ is brought up. I want to say, “Um, But- excuse me, I see people of many color on both sides. That doesn’t really stick!” It’s amazing how warped things can become.

I move on and continue scrolling facebook. I continue to see a lot of hateful outbursts from both sides. I see unhappy posts but respectful from few friends. I see joyous yet humble from a few others. I see many people from both sides complaining about the hateful posts, videos, and actions, coming from both sides. I soon happened onto a post from a long ago friend.

Lester Crutcher wrote,

“My take-away from this election- Uncertainty breeds anxiety and fear. Fear cripples, divides and creates extremes. I’m certain what makes America great is We-the-People. If you, me, and we actively listen to one another common ground will be found. Lady Liberty’s foundation will remain strong and her light will kindle bright in the hearts and minds of the people. My hope is in its people from the founding fathers (our constitution, bill of rights, etc.) and to the millennials (our future). If the young listen to the wisdom of the old and the old listen to the new ideas of the young we will have the makings of a bright future. Peace is made by listening to opposing views and finding common ground. Everyone wants to be respected and listening is the key to respecting our fellow Americans. I will do my little part to give respect to those I believe to be wrong and or whom I don’t understand by actively listening to hear where they are coming from. Side note: when people know you care then they may hear. Give respect to get respect through a simple daily exercise of listening to let people know you care enough to hear them. We all have bias to some degree or another therefore listening has the power to shrink the gap that divides. The profound power of the tongue that divides can be harnessed by the quite power of the ear. I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of listening and learning to do.”

FEAR is right! Fear creates a lot of negativity. Fear is a powerful emotion that allows little room but to react in a negative way. Fear is a controlling factor. One can be controlled by fear and one can control by using fear. This is not done out of love and it doesn’t allow choice. People won’t change if they don’t want to change. We can’t force people to behave. Also, those who choose to miss-behave have no one to blame but themselves for the consequences caused by their choice. I can, however, love and show respect. I can have integrity for one and all. I can listen to both sides. I can pray and hope. I can do these things no matter who is president.

God Bless,

H.E. Olsen

Interview With Author HE Olsen

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H.E. Olsen is an author whose first published book Discovering True Love is coming out ithis month. I had the privilege of asking Mrs. Olsen some questions about writing, inspiration, and a whole host of other questions. She has some great insights to share. I had a great time getting to know her. Check out our interview below. Her answers are in bold.

Where is your hometown?
I live in Oldtown, ID.

Is your hometown where you started writing?
I began my book Discovering True Love in Oldtown, but I began writing little stories from a young age in Newport, WA. I would often write at school when I was supposed to be learning.

You are a Behavioral Psychiatrist. Where did you study?
I’m not a behavioral psychiatrist yet. I’m working my way there. Starting next year, I plan on studying at Liberty University…

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Discovering True Love by H.E. Olsen

PrintDiscovering True Love

By H.E. Olsen

“Rated with 5 stars on Goodreads and has made it on the hot new release best selling insparational and spirtiual list on Amazon!”

In Discovering True Love I tell, from childhood into adulthood, how I came to the understanding of what true love is. When I started this book it was just a devotional on true love. While I turned it into a memoir I saw a path spread out, from the very beginning,  creating a way before me. God called, and as an unknowingly trusting child, I blindly followed. While I look back at the beginning I can now picture my little childhood self spread little wings and try to take flight. I fall many times- learning to fly brought pain. Flying is not learned without falling first, but in order to fly we must not give in or give up.

During this journey I had no idea that I would end up here- where I am now- soaring in a current of peaceful winds overflowing with love and understanding. Choosing to finish this journey I find myself gliding in a breeze of completeness, no matter the circumstances.  You will watch, in your mind’s eye, as I find the lies I believe about love and replace them with truth. Writing this book brought me healing and strength as well as discovering the true meaning of love. I pray it will inspire and heal you too.

God Bless,

H.E. Olsen


Order Discovering True Love on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at Kharis Publishing

Discovering True Love is also on- Goodreads


“Please rate the book and post a review. Thank you very much and God bless.”- Heather

Spiritual Warfare

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Our battle in spiritual warfare can be hard to see. We need to fight against the flesh and reach for the Holy Spirit. It’s hard to hear the voice of the holy spirit in our soul when the flesh is so very loud with the I wants, have to haves, and I needs. Also with past pains and hurts. The flesh screams at us things it says are good and acceptable when they’re not. satan uses this to his advantage to try to come in-between us and God. God distances himself from us when we are living in the flesh because those who have entered his presence with an unclean heart have died. Jesus shed his blood as the ultimate sacrifice so we can have a relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. Through the blood of Jesus our heart is made clean. satan is loud with noise and chaos to prevent us from hearing the Holy Spirit. Fear is one of his greatest weapons. I’m going to share with you my testimony of being attacked by demons. This is not something I would tell everyone. Only a handful of people know this about me because I have felt that not many people would believe me. If it didn’t happen to me I’m not sure I would believe myself, but know I feel the need to share whether people believe me or not. I feel that someone might need to hear my story.

MY TESTIMONY OF BEING ATTACKED BY DEMONS

“I was in my early teens when one night, after being soundly asleep in my bed, I was woken up by being shaken. My whole body and bed were shaking. I thought I was dreaming at first. I even asked myself, ‘Am I dreaming?’ Now, if one has to ask oneself if they are dreaming then they are most likely not dreaming. I even pinched myself. When I realized I was fully awake I became scared and confused. I heard a low growly voice float up from under my bed calling my name, ‘Heather.’ I became so terrified that I was frozen. I had no idea what to do? I then recalled a Sunday school teacher telling me to call on the name of Jesus whenever I was afraid. I was definitely afraid! I put this to practice but as I went to cry out the name of Jesus I couldn’t speak. It took everything I had to force out the name of Jesus. Finally I yelled, ‘JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!’ –dead silence. Everything was at a stillness. My bed suddenly dropped. I was dumbfounded. I was confused about why this was happening to me. I couldn’t believe that it happened.

That morning I ran to my mom and told her all about what happened. At first she seemed concerned but then it was like watching a cloud of disbelief wash down her face. She told me that it was just a dream. It was no dream! I will never forget that experience for as long as I live.

My next attack was at youth group. I was around 18 and a few of us girls would show up early to pray before youth group started. We were in a school room praying and finding it hard to focus. We decided to turn off the light so we would stop being distracted. When we felt done we walked around the church to see if anyone showed up yet but hardly anyone was there so we went back to praying. When we got back to the room we noticed something strange. On the opposite wall, where the light from the hallway was shining, there was a shadow. This shadow didn’t belong there. We all saw it so it wasn’t just my imagination. The shadow was a form of a net. There was nothing there to cast this shadow. The air inside this room was extremely heavy and evil like. We decided to not go in. We closed the door and found another room to pray in.

I now know and understand the heaviness in that room. With my experiences since then I know that heaviness to be oppression. The net was a net of oppression cast directly at us. I want to take a moment to pray for the other girls who were with me, ‘Lord I pray that that net of oppression cast on these girls’ lives, in any shape or form, will be broken and destroyed, by the blood of Jesus- amen.’ (If you’re reading this, and need that prayer also, than pray it in your heart and believe it.)

The third attack happened when I was in Oregon. I was there to help take care of my Granny who had cancer and was going through chemo. I was sleeping in my dad’s old room. I heard my door squeak open and thought it was Granny coming for help. I was in between that sleep and awake stage. It was like I was in a trans state of some form. I knew and could tell that I was looking through the slits of my eyes. I looked over to the door expecting Granny to come in, but it was not Granny. It was a demon. It walked around my bed and came to sit next to me. It said in a low tormenting voice, ‘She is mine, you cannot have her!’ it then just laughed and laughed. I couldn’t move. This time I knew what to do. I knew that calling on the name of Jesus worked. So I quickly, and much more easily called out, ‘JESUS, JESUS, JESUS!’ –it was gone! I was fully awake.

I had no idea why I was being attacked. I didn’t know what else to do other than call out the name of Jesus. I didn’t know how to battle this level of spiritual warfare. I felt lost and confused. I started looking into and studying spiritual warfare. I’m growing in understanding.

Two years ago I went through counseling by a friend who decided to counsel me for free. My friend walked me through payers to overcome my generational demons. One day- not at night this time, my friend was having me say prayers to release me from my generational demons when I felt such heaviness on my chest. I couldn’t take it anymore so we decided to continue another day. Well, throughout that day my chest became heavier and heavier. I started to feel pressure on my brain. It felt like someone was squeezing my head. I thought to myself, ‘I’ll just pray in the spirit and rest in the Lord.’ As I opened my mouth to speak in tongues I grew in confusion. It was not the same. It didn’t sound the same or feel the same as when I usually pray in the spirit. I soon realized that whatever was coming out of my mouth was not of the Holy Spirit. I closed my mouth quickly. I called my friend who came over right away. My friend prayed over me until there was a release.

Just as heavenly beings have their own language, and can pray through us in this language, than why not the demonic also? This puts satan worship at a whole new level.

I now understand why I’ve been attacked so strongly. satan and his demons want to prevent me- prevent us all, from hearing the voice of the spirit. When we quiet ourselves enough to hear the Holy Spirit and start following the will of God we will be attacked. satan doesn’t want us to grow close to the Lord or to further His kingdom. When the attack is not as severe as I’ve been attacked, we can then be attacked by doubts and untruths. The people around us can also come against us in hate, through jealousies, anger, and other emotions- through this we can become bitter and blind by our own reacting emotions. Demons are hard at work, everywhere, stirring up hate and chaos. We give legal ground for the enemy to become attached to us through our actions created by our negative emotions and by what we allow into our lives that influence our choices. We can also have demons hanging on to our family line through generation to generation. They are called familiar spirits, but not only do we have familiar spirits we can, and most likely do, have generational curses caused by sins of our ancestors. Our battle ground against demons and curses is in prayer through faith and our weapons are the word of God, the blood of Jesus, and the name of Jesus. We need to repent, forgive, and not to forget to forgive ourselves- like I often do, so we can move forward. This is bruising the enemy’s head and allows us to defeat the demons. I hope this testimony has helped someone in some shape or form. God bless and much love.

I no-longer fear the dark, creatures, or demons for I know God is with me and His will shall reign. He is my strength and has given me authority over them through the name of Jesus. ~H.E. Olsen

(A book that has helped me a lot is PRAYERS THAT ROUT DEMONS by John Eckhardt)

Powerful Currents

 

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“This article WOW-ed me!”

I love sitting on a porch during a lighting storm with the breezes and winds whipping around me. The loud thunder shaking the house is exciting. The most beautiful part to me, and dangerous, is the lightning. Thinking of lightning I picture its energy residing in the earth flowing deep in currents. Then Lightning comes bursting from the ground and reaches the dark clouds in a blink of an eye. The world lights up with a bright blue light. Lightning has such powerful electricity that when it’s close I can feel my hair rise. I started thinking how God’s energy is also powerful. Could it be that the same currents in God’s energy be the same as lightning’s energy? This had me thinking of the Old Testament when Moses stood before God on Holy ground. I know he felt the energy, I bet his hair stood on end and if he touched someone he would have given the best electricity shock of a lifetime. I remembered reading how people fell down dead in the presence of God. Those that lived had to cleanse themselves of sin before entering His presence. I then thought of the people who have been struck by lightning. How some lived and some have died. Could it be a heart condition? Could it be that the ones purer in heart are the ones who survive and the ones with a darker heart die? An interesting thought- but who knows? God, through His energy, made the world- so wouldn’t there be something here to resemble that very same energy? When we watch lightning could we be seeing physical evidence that connects this world with the spiritual? I remember that there was a pillar of fire guiding Moses and God’s people out of bondage. Was that pillar of fire more of a lightning bolt or a blue-ish white fire flickering with electricity? I do know that the blue-ish white light of lightning shines brighter and reaches further than the warm glow of a fire. I don’t think the soft glow of a fire would have reached all of God’s people, but the blue-ish white energy light, Just as lightning, would. With these thoughts in my head for the next couple of days, I find myself reading about the energy creating electricity with positive and negative charges in the human body.

A month ago I just happen to buy a psychology book at a yard sale because of my interest in mental illness and behavioral psychology. I’m amazed how certain things seem to fall right into place for me. I’m still amazed that after all my questions on this subject, I find myself reading about the electro currents within the human body.

I started picturing the human body as a source of electrical currents. Electricity is created by some form of energy source. From whatever charges I feed my body it will create different levels of currents. The wellness of the human body, mental state, and spiritual state all depends on these currents. The human body, mental state, and spiritual state work together as one, Just like God the father, Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are three but untied as one. The body, mental, and spiritual are three different functions but feed off each other. Everything in our world is an echo of God’s world. Why do you think the Bible tells us to pray, “Let it be here on earth as it is in Heaven.” Our human bodies and human lives can resemble that which is meant for us in Heaven. We can echo our Heavenly forms.

Just as lightning is connected to the power of God the electro currents inside us can strongly connect us to Godly spirituality. Jesus is our plug-in. To find the right current we need to receive the energy of God. God’s energy is life, love, and light. It is holy and good. God’s energy brings positive charges that will feed into the currents of our lives. I’m not just talking about lifting hands and swaying back and forth, this is spiritual food and good for the soul, but we need to feed the mental form also. This is why the Bible tells us to look for the good in all situations. When we focus on the good in life we train our mind to see the good and be positive. Our physical form needs real healthy food and vitamins to be healthy. We become or are what we feed our body, the physical, mental, and spiritual.

What we feed our body will determine our health in the future. When we eat the right food, exercise in moderation- without over doing it, and feed our minds with good things- love and forgiveness, we won’t become so ill and sick. Our bodies won’t be so acceptable to disease. However, if we live on junk food our bodies react to it with negative currents. It can break down the human body where it will be hard to fight sicknesses and illnesses. The body won’t be getting all it needs to function properly. This in turn will send the mind into stresses, depressions, and struggles. This breaks the body down further. The negative current gets stronger. When the negative current gets this far it’s hard for the spirituality to find any form of peace. This is when we feel that God is nowhere in our lives. We can often call out, Why me!” or, “Where are you God!” By our own choices we can create a negative current were we block God from our lives. What we sew we will reap.

It doesn’t matter which function starts the process of creating negative currents, the other functions will soon follow. Our own mind-set can be a big factor in our depressions, struggles, and unhealthy lives. Depending on personalities, emotions, and how our mind has been trained we can fall into an unhealthy mental pattern that can keep going in circles. This is where we feel that we are on an emotional roller-coaster ride. Our currents are going up and down. While our mind is sending negative signals we can get the munchies, and we can block our spiritual energies. We need to reset our mind-set to a more positive electro wave. I have learned to ask emotions why? There were times in my past that someone’s actions would get me flustered, angry, or hurt. I have since realized that I’m not in charge of other people’s choices, words, or actions- even if directed at me. I am in charge of my choice to be more positive, or to wallow in the negative. I am in charge of what currents I allow to energize me. God has given all of us this choice. Satan will do his best to have his demons entice us to stay negative. I say entice because they play around allowing us to think things are good because they feel good or seem good to our human nature. Satan and his demons won’t give a choice. They like to control and power.

Satan wants the negative current to run strongly in the body. He wants to twist our God given choices to block God, just like he did with Eve in the Garden of Eden. He wants us to live in darkness. He wants us to be sickly and weak. He does his best to blind us to God’s truth. I pray that we will have the eyes to see, the ears to hear, a mind to fully understand God’s truth, and a mouth to boldly tell satan and his demons to get behind us by the blood of Christ. I also pray by the blood of Christ that those who read this will find the positive current to God’s energy and be connected spiritually to their Heavenly form.

Have a blessed journey!

Here are links for further study:

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Don’t Let Hate and Fear Control You

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Don’t let your emotions control you, control your emotions….

I just recently watched a disturbing video that is continuing to bother me. When I’m bothered I have to write it out. This video is about Islam men kidnapping a mother and torturing her until death. This video is very hateful and evil. It also gives political views on Hillary. I’m not going to go into my own political views. I’m not writing this to stir up another political debate, but to discuss humanism and control.

While I watched this video and read the message I began to wonder if the sole purpose of this video was a threat or promise- maybe both. Obviously the man taking the video was in on it. How could he not be? He stood there while the men beat a mother of children- so the video says. The video also says it’s because of women’s rights and that if Hillary gets into office she will be letting these same men into the U.S. This got me to thinking on who added the words? Was it the same men who beat the poor mother or did someone else get a hold of this video and add the words? Was it a threat that this will happen if Hillary gets in office or a promise that Hillary will be part of this in some way or form? I know that some countries will hate the fact that a woman is president.

While I continued to watch I could feel the fear it was placing in me. I realized that this video has a double agenda. It was causing me fear in the people of that race. I know not all people who look like they do are bad. This caused my heart to break for those who will be condemned by hate and fear because of the way they look. This video is creating hate and fear all around. Through hate and fear people are easily controlled. We’ll lash out and create division. This video is demonically influenced.

I have a love, and can see beauty in every race and nation. I will not allow this to be destroyed. There’s already too much fear and hate swarming the Earth. This world is becoming so dark. I choose to be a light shining so bright that others may see. I choose to love with the love of God.

I am a woman, I’m a nobody to some and a somebody to others. I believe in Christ and I will do my best to live according to His ways. I’m not going to worry about who becomes president because whoever sits on that throne- God is on a higher throne. My trust and loyalty are with Him. He is greater than man. I know that evil people will fall hard, like Lucifer fell hard to Earth from Heaven. I will not allow satan to use man or any other form to try to control me through hate and fear.

Ezekiel 28:17-19

“Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.

 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;
You have become a horror,
And shall be no more forever.”’”

Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Revelation 20:10 (NKJV)

 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

 

Here is the video if you think you can handle watching it: Torture of a mother

My heart cries for all children, women, and men who are abused. I cry for animals also. Any form of torture makes me ill. I pray for safety to cover all those who need this prayer, in Jesus name.

~H.E. Olsen

Relationships, Marriage, and Divorce

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A couple Monday’s ago I was served with papers to appear at court concerning my younger Brother-in-laws kids. My Brother-in-law, who I don’t really get along with, and his Ex, who was enjoyable to be around but I never trusted, were never married. They lived with each other and had three beautiful blond haired and blue eyed dolls. Because the Ex left my Brother-in-law four years ago with my two nieces the kids were court ordered to be at my in-laws, where I live, for daycare. The Ex has since went back to my Brother-in-law about three times over the last three years and ended up pregnant with another child. My nephew is now three. This last year the Ex chose to move 50 miles away without communicating her plans, she even bought a new phone and ended all contacts with us a few months before she took the kids and left- one day the kids were here the next day they were gone. This place has been a home to those kids, a place of security from their own parent’s insecure worlds. Five days a week those kids were here from sunrise to sunset and sometimes after dark. They had their Papa, Nana, Uncle, Aunty, and cousins as a constant in their lives. The grandparents provided clothing and food and took care of the kids. The kids were healthy and happy here. The Ex had me served to try to prove that this place was unfit for her kids to justify what she did.

I have never been to court before but I guess I did alright. Sitting at the center of attention was a bit intimidating and having to talk into a microphone didn’t help any either. Most of you know that I have a bit of stage fright. The Ex’s lawyer did her job well. She tried to be intimidating, but to me she wasn’t intimidating at all. There’s an ex-drill sergeant at home who loves to interrogate often. I’m thankful for the practice.

Sitting on the stand I was shocked by the things the Ex was accusing the family of. It was obvious that she was grasping for straws. I now see the Ex as someone who is evil. She is someone who wants power, control, and money. She accused me of lying and I believe that she does believe this, but her facts were wrong or I just didn’t remember because she was dragging things up from so long ago- even before the kids were born. Whatever the case may be, I knew that she lied about a few things so for her to accuse me while she was doing it was hypocritical.

I was so angry by the time I was done that I sat out in the hall just mumbling. Then I started thinking about the kids. Parents going through separation often do not think about the kids. While they are fighting and bickering back and forth only thinking of themselves, wanting the power or money, they don’t see the hurt and pain the kids go through. Well, this aunt has watched her Brother-in-law’s kids and has seen a big unhealthy change in their personalities. The kids love their mom and their dad and they need both in their lives. Every family has problems- but we need to work through these problems not tare each other apart. This world is falling apart because the heart of this world resides in the family- the home. Broken families and broken homes means broken world. It’s a domino effect.

I’m going to share what I’ve learned on how an unhealthy relationship can affect everyone…

God has laid this subject on my heart some time ago but I wasn’t sure on how to go about sharing this topic. So many people are divorced, remarried, and living in an unhealthy relationship. I’m not going to give my own feelings about divorce but I’m going to share my thoughts and what the Bible says about Marriage, divorce, and such.

Genesis 2: 22-24

Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

Marriage is not only a document, a piece of paper that binds two people together, marriage is a soul-tie between two people that unites them as one. This soul-tie is completely binding. Two halves become one whole.

Matthew 19: 4:6

 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

God didn’t put these guidelines in place to harm us but to protect us. He wants what’s best for us. With these guidelines we breathe life, but when we step out of these guidelines we bring death into our lives. A marriage is a form of a promise and a verbal commitment to each other besides a signed document. God frowns on broken commitments and promises. God doesn’t give these guidelines because He wants to be cruel. These guidelines are there to protect us from pain and suffering, from bringing curses into our lives.

There was one time I was watching my brother-in-laws kids, years ago. The youngest niece, who was 3 at the time, decided to be rebellious. It was winter time and there was a fire in the wood stove. She was standing by the stove and a look came over her face that said, “I have to touch!”

I looked directly at her and barked her name. I demanded, “Don’t touch that stove, it will hurt!”

She looked at me and gave me a smug and defiant look. She pointed her finger with a smirk and quickly touched the stove. She then cried out in pain.

By human nature we become rebellious and defiant. We want to follow our emotions and give God the finger. God gives us instructions on how to live a peaceful and good life but we want to touch the fire just like my niece. We then want to blame God for our pain after we made the choice to touch the fire.

Go back to the saying, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Through the hardness of our hearts God allowed divorce. Divorce is to only occur when a spouse is unfaithful through sexual acts.

Malachi 2:16

“For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”  

God hates divorce because it causes a tearing in the soul. It brings pain, hatred, and jealousies. It causes a negativity that surrounds the whole family, especially the children. This negativity is not easily shaken off. It can torture the soul on both sides by a single act- A choice to divide. This choice can echo down from one generation to the next. Certain characteristics can be embedded into a personality that was used as a defense mechanism. This will be passed down and certain unhealthy characteristics can cause physical illnesses. This is called a generational curse. It can pass to the third and fourth generation. Don’t ever think that life is your own. Our choices affect everyone that is connected to us and our future generations.

Matthew 5: 32

But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

I believe that God allowed divorce over sexual immorality because through a spouse being unfaithful the negativity is a lot stronger than the act of divorce itself. In this case divorce is the lesser of the two evils. Living with someone who is unfaithful can completely break the spirit. In a relationship where both spouses are unfaithful, and seem to be alright with this lifestyle, they are living outside of God’s will and will bring death through emotions or sickness in some form.

Every act outside of God’s will brings a curse. This includes sexual acts outside of marriage whether living with each other or not and much more. Furthermore, if we cause an offence we are outside of God’s will, but offences must come.

Matthew 18:7

Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

In our world people are easily offended. I share this scripture because through divorce and separation offences come in tidal waves. I also know that living with an unfaithful spouse causes such an offense that it can bring someone to suicidal depression. It breaks my heart that marriage means so little to many. A marriage is supposed to represent the foundation of God’s perfect order. When it’s broken it isn’t of that order.

I want to look at, “Whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.” I now that there are many re-married people out there. From the first marriage a couple is united as one in a soul-tie. Even though they have made the decision to divorce the soul-tie still exists in a way. When someone marries a divorcee they are marrying someone with baggage. The past will be intertwined into this relationship. There will be competitions, unsure feelings, jealousies on all sides, and more offences. Plus, children who are involved will learn to play the parents against each other, feel forgotten, and struggle with being accepted in some form or way.

I know I sound like doomsday but not all is lost. Relationships can be put back on track. Remember the woman at the well-

John 4: 7-

A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”

Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”

 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”

Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”

The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”

Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”

Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.

 

John 8:10-11

 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

Wherever you’re lives are right now you don’t have to leave the person you’re with. If you want your life and relationships to breathe life and not death then repent and ask for forgiveness for the past mistakes- go and sin no more. Pray for wisdom to bring everyone into a healthy relationship, including past relationships. Build your relationships up with positive words and actions. Become a united front for the children who are involved in broken homes. No marriage is perfect, life isn’t perfect, but we need to do our best and to be our best. We need to love and inspire.

By H.E. Olsen