HAVE CONFIDENCE IN GOD

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Confidence in God is inbuilt in the brain to receive information, process, to take an action, store, apply or discard based on relevance. So scientists successfully have mapped parts of brain enhancing positive thinking to enable reinforcing good thoughts. When we think about ourselves positively, we are stimulating parts of our brains involved in reward, motivation, pleasure, says Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom. According to Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom a neuroscientist who has three daughters who also has a successful career at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York. She has examined the role neuroscience plays in boosting confidence. This is particularly useful to many people who need exactly that, she writes as part of this year’s 100 Women Challenge. As primary carers or nurtures the mother’s confidence rubs on a child in the formative years of growing up. A happy mother is a happy child and happy family so is important to ensure the confidence of the mother is especially enhanced and supported. It takes a whole village to raise a child so the woman’s confidence is essential for the happiness of the spouse and vice versa. Confidence radiates in a person so is felt by those around that person so necessary to promote positive thinking. The world is so full of negative news it may seem impossible to think or to feel positive at any given moment. However confidence in God is the anchor of hope and joy in spite of adversity.images

confidence-in-the-lord2Confidence in God is unshaken by those circumstances of life having assurance God is still on the throne. Confidence is something many people want but do not know how to get. We need to embrace our abilities, our values and have a self-esteem to be successful. Without it, we are less likely to seek promotion, speak up in meetings and rise into leadership positions. This ultimately has enormous impact as various studies after studies shows having confident people at work in position of power correlates with the profitability collaborative environment and improved problem solving. So with some practice, we can use neuroscience to help to be more confident. The most influential or the inspirational names around the world every year are full of confidence. In 2017, challenging people to tackle the 4 biggest problems facing people today like glass ceiling, female illiteracy, harassment in public spaces and sexism in sport. With the help of all hopefully can be coming up with many real-life solutions and so we want you to get involved with your ideas. 8aa3408d68e32286c91a4aeea3380fd6 CONFIDENCE-IN-GOD+copy

Thinking positively we know enhances self-confidence like all other personality traits reside within our brains. Alhough a large part of architecture of the brain is predetermined yet experiences and the choices we make continue to shape us. Over the course of life we acquire new knowledge, abilities by modulating the intricate and malleable connections between the cells and circuits in brains. We can utilise neuroscience to silence our negative inner voices and boost our confidence. These strategies work by engaging “value areas” of the brain. When we think about ourselves more positively, we are able to stimulate the parts of our brains that are involved in reward, motivation, and pleasure. One output of this pattern of neurological activation is we literally feel good when confident, we hold our heads high.Dr. Bloom with her three daughtersDr. Bloom with her three daughters

A healthy positive feeling is contagious so promotes those around us to be more engaged with us, whether its colleagues, our friends, or troops. The reinforcing reactions we see and feel in response to our confidence feedbacks to our brains to encourage more activity. So the first step is to push back against obstacles we know stand in our way being mindful of situations and deciding to be confident. Making complex decision is a multi-step process that taps into our emotions and engages many other parts of the brain.

Train your brain

brainWhen we have made the decision to be confident, we have to start training our brains. The Above brain scan details by DR. GYORGY BUZSAKI, NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE, shows the orange structure here as one of billions of neurons that is often stretching out to make connection (synapses) you see in yellow (more than 75,000). Those connections are what we are tweaking when we learn to choose confidence Just like mastering any other talent, gaining self-assurance requires repetition and time. Every time we do or learn something new, our brains adjust to store our new skill or bit of knowledge. This happens because parts of our brains are plastic and synapses that connect our brain cells, called the neurons, to each other can be modified, strengthened, and even newly created to store what we have acquired in this case confidence boost communication. From a scientific perspective people can blame both nature nurture for stacking the odds against them when it comes to valuing themselves. A biological reality is that women secrete different levels of hormones than men so react differently to the same world around us.brainThis brain scan shows “value areas” of the brain. DR PAUL GLIMCHER AND IFAT LEVY’s image caption reveal the areas of the brain in these images that are coloured to show they are activated “value areas” of the brain. Women tend to have a desire to please others, to seek acceptance, inclusion and avoid conflict. The way women respond to a stressful situations is different to men. While the men tend to take more risk when under pressure, the women look for the surer solutions and reach out to connect with others to manage stress. These genetic differences are compounded by the fact that we are socialized differently from the moment we are born and a pink hat is placed upon our heads.

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Boys and girls

As we grow up, young women are not necessarily taught to exhibit any self-confidence, and if we do, we are often criticized for being “snobby” or “stuck-up” or “bitchy” words seldom associated with men. We hear damaging terms like “women’s intuition” suggesting that we aren’t making strategic analyses, but basing our decisions on some ethereal gut feeling but study after study shows women and men equally data driven. And the relentless emphasis placed on how we look erodes our self-image and for most of us, gets worse over time. As a mother of 3 young girls, this resonates every time daughters receive another impossibly-proportioned doll designed for dress up, caregiving, or primping.

Some women in a perceived masculine job are treated with ridicule finding it hard to convince men they are as good and competent as required to do the job even with their identical qualifications trained by exact same Institute. These bias comes in underhand tactics, jokes derogatory of performance and hurtful comments that can affect confidence. It is sometimes deliberately done hoping it drives away unwanted females from an all male exclusive zone. These can be do traumatic for women that it is very necessary to educate men on how to act, behave or talk to women. Especially the women of diversity background raised in serious environments teach respect of the emotional feeling others. Healthy interactions are required in a civilised  society that prides itself on equal rights or equal opportunities. Women are still facing hitting a glass ceiling if they also desire promotion by climbing a broken ladder. It is well-documented we way we raise girls and women has a lasting impact on way they view themselves and their abilities. Negative messages will engender self-doubt and lead us to underestimate ourselves. The result is not only a nearly universal feeling of imposter syndrome but fear of making mistakes, suspicion of underperforming unattainable quest for perfection. This is what is shutting down when making a decision to be more confident.confidence-blog-Jan1-1

Practice, practice, practice

It doesn’t matter what level of self-assurance you start at, the more time and effort you dedicate to practicing being more confident, the faster your brain will change and the faster you’ll master it. So it is important to remove ourselves from situations and people who make you feel bad because confidence largely comes from being in supportive environment. Environment comprises people around us and what we choose to focus our attention on. It is beneficial to concentrate on things that are empowering and to steer clear of exposure to images and contents that make us feel bad about ourselves. The way we choose to hold and to conduct ourselves is another factor. The mental simulations help envisioning ourselves finishing a race, speaking in public to a standing ovation, mastering job, getting a degree can all help build ourselves up. Just as a coach gives encouraging pep talk to the team before taking the field, we can give ourselves a confidence lift. Notably, these practices have an impact on our overall health and wellbeing, serving as buffer to stress, depression, and fostering good mental and physical health. When we choose confidence, we are rewiring our brains and we are able to change ourselves and our world, for the better. So how would you feel if you can become more confident, happier go influence people in a more confident manner. With God all things are possible.

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Dr Stacie Grossman Bloom is Assistant Vice-President, Policy & Administration, and Associate Professor at Department of Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Langone Health.

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JESUS’ REDEMPTION STORY

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The wise men found guidance in the Star of Bethlehem, for they saw His star in the east, and came to worship Him. Let us establish the fact of a star-picture in the heavens, which was known to the writers of the Old Testament. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows HIS handywork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language their voice is not heard. Their line is gone through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He set a tabernacle for the sun” (PSALM 19:1-4).IMG_20171109_194224Further in this Psalm one sees the circuit through which the sun passes to clarify the heavenly lights. The Bible declares, “HE tells the number of stars, HE calls them all by their names says Psalm 147:4. In Job 38 we read of the Pleiades better known as the ‘Seven Sisters’; Orion, ‘The Pot’ Arcturus ‘The Bear’ and Mazzaroth old Hebrew word translates as ‘Twelve Signs.’ The Greeks translate these twelve signs into the word ‘Zodiakos’, meaning ‘circle’, and from then the word ‘Zodiac.’ The centre of the heaven is divided into 12 sections, and each year the sun passes through these twelve sections or ‘signs’. This path through the stars in these signs is known as ecliptic path. It is believed the major stars in twelve signs depict God’s message of redemption to mankind so each sign having a Hebrew star name inspiring the picture story drawn on the heavens.

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Wonderful Message

Before further explaining these signs and subsidiary stars, with their wonderful message, it is important to note the profound difference between astronomy and astrology. The term ‘astro’ means ‘star’ in both words. The term ‘nomos’ means ‘law, arrangement or plan’, whereas word ‘logos’ means a ‘word’ or ‘doctrine.’ It is from the study of astrology that the reading of the horoscope has developed. This word comes from the Greek hora meaning ‘know’ and skopein, to ‘view’. It applies to observation of the hour of birth and the practice is to endeavour to tell a man’s fortune by the position of stars at the time of his birth. The Bible presents the wonders of the heavens as proof of a Creator and the details of the zodiac as a series of pictures giving details of the plan of the ages. The horoscope is a pseudo and vain attempt to transfer this story into individual prophecies, lucky days and personal direction. God has challenged the claims of the astrologers on numerous occasions. His warning to Israel in ISAIAH 47 speaks for itself:882002eecca1612fe9f2534158cd653d--names-of-jesus-jesus-is

“Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up and save you from these things that shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them…”(Isaiah 47:12-14). The practice of astrology and reading of horoscopes is unreal and useless.stars4

The Twelve Signs

The twelve signs are fairly well-known. They commence with Virgo, the Virgin, and conclude with Leo, the Lion; these two signs being associated directly with the birth and subsequent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Egyptian archives the sphinx is shown inserted as an asterisk between these two signs, thus dividing the circle and solving its own riddle of the ‘woman and lion.’ From here on each sign depicts some aspect of the Bible narrative: Virgo (the woman) with the branch lies amid 140 stars, with the sun taking 43 days to pass through this constellation. The brightest star in this sign is Tsemech (Hebrew) or Al Zimach (Arabic) means ‘branch’ or a woman and the branch.orion-star-guide

Isaiah 7:14 states, “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son…” There are three smaller constellations in each sign, also depicting similar aspects of the Bible story. Next is Libra, which in Hebrew is Mozanaim, meaning ‘the Scales’. Note that our own Southern Cross is in this constellation. Then comes Scorpio, which in Hebrew is Akrab, meaning ‘Scorpion’ or ‘stinging conflict one.’ Arabic word translates as ‘wounding him who comes.’ The Bible tells us that the “seed of the woman” would bruise the serpent’s head. The sign Sagittarius, the Archer, depicts a disciple of conquering Lord given us in REVELATION 6. The dragon, Draco, is shown cast down in constellation. Next is Capricornus, the Sin Goat. Our Lord was scapegoat and we are His fish, a wonderful symbol of the redemption plan as written in heavens. Aquarius, the Water Bearer, depicts the pouring on of water (See JOHN 7). One Hebrew star in this constellation, Deli, means ‘water container’, and other star, Saad, means the ‘one who goes and returns.’1369Belt

Pisces is known as Pisces Australis, the ‘southern fish.’ Hebrew word means ‘the fishes’, and speaks no doubt of the great ingathering of revival, restoration as promised. Innumerable scriptures speak of all these terms. Andromeda, the ‘chained woman’, is also shown in this constellation, symbolising Israel as the woman still chained in unbelief. Aries, ‘the Ram or Lamb’, which in Hebrew is Teleh, is an obvious picture of the many times our Lord is presented both in the Old and New Testaments. Cassiopiea, ‘the enthroned woman’ is in this constellation and speaks of the restored and crowned Is-ra-el people of God. The sign for Taurus signifies ‘the Bull’. The brightest star is Al Debaran, meaning ‘leader’ or ‘governor. Prophesy of Jesus in Isaiah 9 says the government shall be upon His shoulders, Isaiah 9:6.January-Orion-eastern-sky-m

In this same constellation we have a cluster of stars called Pleiades, ‘the congregation of the judge or ruler’, with its brightest star Al Cyone, meaning ‘the centre’. Many astronomers believe this star to be the centre of whole universe. In this constellation is Orion, means ‘the coming prince.’ In Hebrew Oarian mean ‘light’and Hagat ‘the triumphant one.’ Amos refers to Orion, which in Hebrew is Chesil, meaning ‘the strong one hero giant’ In the right shoulder of Orion we find Betelgeuz ‘the coming branch and his left foot Rigol the foot that crushes. A star in his left shoulder, Bellatrix, means ‘quietly coming’, and in the belt of Orion the star Al Niyak, means ‘the wounded one.’ Next is Gemini Twins. The Hebrew word is ‘Thaumin’ meaning ‘unites.’ Jesus the man, Christ the God in unity of man and God has provided the recommendation for sons of God. We find the star Apollo, meaning ‘ruler’ or ‘judge.’ Cancer, derives from the Arabic words ‘al sartan’ and means ‘one who holds or binds together.’ One large star in the sign of Cancer is Acubene, which means in Hebrew ‘the shelter’ or ‘hiding place’. Also in this constellation is Ursa Major, the ‘great bear’ recorded in JOB 9 and 38. Many other stars with Hebrew names are associated with this sign, and depict the lamb and the gathering of the sheep with the Lord. Finally we have Leo, the Lion. The end of the Zodiac circle. The riddle of the sphinx is solved with the head of the woman Virgo and the body of the lion Leo, which in Hebrew is Arieh. There are six Hebrew words for lion. This one means ‘the lion herds its prey.’ Star of first magnitude in constellation is Denebola, meaning ‘the Lord who cometh.’ “Weep not: for behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open book in REVELATION 5:5a4-flyer-01

Our future is written in God’s Word and declared in the heavens. Satan, as the master of illusion or delusion, still captivates the gullible. The present increase in the “occult,” the ouija board, seances, and horoscopes, all side-track the unsuspecting and superstitious, and endeavour to replace the ideology of God with that of man. As an alternative to the wonderful “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” as shown in the Word of God confirmed in the Zodiac, millions have now turned to the vanity of their own devices. Don’t read your horoscope read the Bible. At Christmas look for your Guiding Star to appear in your life. The Lord Jesus Christ our personal Star of Bethlehem, and as you place that star on top of tree remember true meaning, not its pagan godless alternative, but its message of hope and redemption. “We have a more sure word of prophecy, whereunto ye do well that ye take heed as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn and Day Star arise in your hearts”(2 PETER 1:19).

by Pastor Lloyd Longfield

OLD & NEW GENERATIONS

IMG_20171101_083126A youngster asked grandfather Grandpa How did you people live before with:

No technology
No aeroplanes
No internet
No computers
No dramas
No TVs
No air-conditions
No cars
No mobile phones?”

Granddad replied: “Just like how your generation live today

No prayers
No compassion
No honour
No respect
No character
No shame
No modesty”

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We, the people born between 1950-1989 are blessed ones, our life is living proof.

👉While playing and riding bicycles, we never wore helmets.

👉After school, we played until dusk; we never watched TV.

👉We played with real friends, not internet friends.

👉 If we ever felt thirsty, we drank tap water not bottled water.

👉We never got ill sharing the same glass of juice with four friends.

👉We never gained weight eating plates of rice everyday.

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👉Nothing happened to our feet despite roaming barefoot.

👉We never used any supplements to keep ourselves healthy.

👉We used to create our own toys and play with those.

👉Our parents were not rich. They gave love.. not worldly materials.

👉We never had cellphones, DVDs, play station, XBox, video games, personal computers, internet, chat – but we had real friends.

👉We visited our friend’s home uninvited and enjoyed food with them.

👉Relatives lived close by so family time was enjoyed.

👉We may have been in black and white photos but you can find colourful memories in those photos.

👉 We unique and an understanding generation because the last generation who listened to their parents and first who have to listen to their children.

We are a LIMITED edition! Enjoy us. Learn from us. Treasure us.

DON’T WORRY IN LIFE

Focusing on the present will help apprehensive thoughts to disappear on their own Matthew 6:25-34 in Bible says do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; do not worry about your body what you will wear. Your life is more than food and the body more than clothes. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself by trusting God to provide and guide you to make wise choices and prosper. And 
when anxiety or panic attack sets in do breathing exercise and remember great peace beyond human understanding is promised within God’s Gospel words bring consolation and joy. In Phillipians 4:6-7 Jesus said, Do not let your hearts be troubled since you believe in God, believe in Jesus. And do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer, petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God passing all understanding will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Jesus is in your lifeboat so it makes a difference despite the reality of circumstances. Isaiah 41:10 says, do not fear for I am with you do not worry or be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; And uphold you with a righteous right hand. Psalm 94:19 says cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for you in anxiety so great is God’s words bringing consolation joy.
Proverbs 14:1 says anxiety weighs down the heart but kind words cheers up. And in Proverbs 12:25, Jesus promised that,

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. John 14:27 states, Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Psalm 38:9 tells us, All longings lie open before God so sighing not hidden from God. In Mark 13:11, if falsely accused do not worry about what to say just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.2 Corinthians 9:8 says God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. And in Revelation 21:3-4, And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, mourning or crying or pain for the old things pass away.” Job2:20-21 states Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb and naked I will depart. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away the name of the Lord be praised.”Luke 12:23 says,

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For your life is worth more than food and body more than clothes.

The Bible proves again worrying as the science research shows is just a waste of time so advises to turn off worrying. The  Experts reveals the THREE STEPS to take control of your apprehensions, stop brooding for good.

  • Recognise that brooding is a waste of time and energy, not problem-solving
  • Focus on the here and now to let worries slip away and stop them taking over
  • Avoid distractions as these have the opposite effect to calming down the mind
  • Distractions don’t work in the long term as you rely on external things to be calm 
  • ‘Our minds are so capable of imagining things and our thoughts become facts’

An expert revealed three steps to stop worrying for good. Recognise brooding thoughts are a waste of time, focusing on the present and avoiding distractions can all help people to take control of apprehensions, according to Professor Hans Nordahl from the department of behavioural medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He said:  people confuse ruminative brooding with problem solving, analysis or review, the content tends to be self-critical and self-focused and linked to negative experiences in life. ‘I usually illustrate it by holding a glass of water in my hand. Most people would say that’s easy to do, but if I hold the glass continuously for 2 hours gets heavy. ‘It works the same way with our brooding and worries. They aren’t necessarily that heavy when they’re short-lived, but they get heavy when they last for a long time. Recognise the brooding thoughts are a waste of time and energy and not problem-solving

3 STEPS TO STOP WORRYING

According to Professor Hans Nordahl from the department of behavioural medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, people can take control of their worries by:

  • Recognising such thoughts are a waste of time – Going over things repeatedly is not a form of problem-solving
  • Focusing on the here and now – Get involved in real-life situations to allow negative thoughts to disappear on their own.
  • Stop seeking distractions – These have opposite effect on calming mind as people rely on external things to find relief.  Recognise it is a waste of time.  

Firstly, recognise that worrying is a waste of time and energy. Professor Nordahl said: ‘Reducing ruminative brooding isn’t as difficult as it may seem, but there are a few prerequisites you need to know before you start. ‘The most important thing about brooding as a mental activity is to realize brooding itself is a meaningless and useless activity. ‘It doesn’t help anything and has no calming or problem-solving effect.’ People often confuse worrying with problem solving, the former is actually negative, repetitive thinking about negative experiences occurred or the way they did reinforces problems. Once you recognise you are worrying, ask yourself if it has any purpose or if there is even an answer to the question you are considering. ‘Focus on the here and now’ in the spatial moment and do enjoy your life no matter how humble. 

Secondly, try and focus on the situation you are currently in. Professor Nordahl said: ‘Get involved in other more real-life things currently happening in your life. ‘If you focus on the here and now, the illusions  that is worry and brooding won’t take hold as much. ‘The thoughts continue to churn, but just let them be there and live their own lives. ‘Anything that isn’t given attention will gradually disappear on its own, and this applies to one’s brooding. 

Thirdly, Focusing on the present helps stop the overwhelming  apprehensive thoughts to disappear on their own.  

STRESS SEES DANGER IN EVEN HARMLESS SITUATIONS

Stress makes people sense danger in harmless situations, research revealed earlier this month. Humans are thought to have learned to identify dangerous scenarios for self-defense, however, certain circumstances can cause people to misidentify such cues. Researchers found people respond with fear when their stress levels are high. Suzannah Creech associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas, who was not involved in study, said: ‘These findings provide important laboratory data that helps explain why PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] symptoms exacerbated during times of stress, and the repeated stress and trauma in the battlefield may lead to increased risk for PTSD.’ Experts believe the findings could aid PTSD treatment. Distractions do not work so avoid distractions as it has the opposite effect on calming the mind. Professor Nordahl said: ‘Turning focus away from your thoughts does not mean trying to escape or distract yourself from them. ‘Many people use television, gambling, computer games or drugs to control or suppress the brooding. ‘Distracting self in order to calm down does not work well in the long run. You’re relying on other people or external things to get calm. ‘Trying not to think of negative thoughts creates a recoil effect, because the brain has to keep track of what you shouldn’t think about, and those are the thoughts you’re trying to avoid.’ ‘Our minds are capable of imagining things’

Professor Nordahl said: ‘some people often confuse ruminative brooding with problem solving, analysis or review, but unfortunately the content tends to be self-critical and self-focused and linked to negative experiences in life. ‘I usually illustrate it by holding a glass of water in my hand. Most people say that’s easy to do, but if I hold a glass continuously for two hours it gets heavy. ‘It works the same way with brooding and worries. They aren’t necessarily heavy when they’re short-lived, but they get heavy when they last for a long time. ‘We’re well equipped to develop anxiety and worry, because our minds are capable of imagining things and our thoughts become facts. ‘Our capacity as humans to analyse ourselves or to anticipate threatening scenarios can be used in constructive ways but has negative and unhelpful effects.’ Life coach Sarah Alexander explained steps to low stress.

Courtesy: Original Science Article
By Alexandra Thompson Health Reporter For Mailonline14:08, 24 Aug 2017, updated 16:45, 24 Aug 2017
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BEST AGE TO START FAMILY

DIqlGRVUwAASjVlStarting a family can be tricky business so you need to know when the time is right and if your partner is ready, and whether you can cope. Not all families are planned but more often than not, parents have given some thought to it. The best age to become a mother or dad is often a decision many have to make at some point in their lives. Now a new research by scientists point to ideal age 35 years. Thanks to science and media, according to Mirror Newspaper, signs, pressure and constant discourse about fertility seem to point to “sooner rather than later time as previously thought. A new research discovered the benefits of motherhood contrary the conventional wisdom. This new study conducted at the University of Southern California found out having a baby after age 35 improves mental abilities of the mother. _97789987_serenawilliamsSerena Williams played tennis during pregnancy and won with baby Alexis Jr. A sound preparation towards family life helps both parents to nurture the child better. The Guinness Book of Records the new mothers existing beyond age 60 as the geriatric mothers. Evidence of having baby after 35 years can increase life expectancy as research shows. This research of 830 postmenopausal women did several tests performed as part of research revealing participants tested on planning, visual perception, verbal memory, concentration and attention performed better. Women who had a first baby after 24 performed better on the mental acuity tests, problem solving, and verbal skills compared to mothers between the ages of 15 and 24. Mothers who had last baby after 35 had the better verbal memory and cognition results. Their increased mental clarity is thought to be related to oestrogen surge and progesterone in pregnancy. And the hormones are believed to improve their brain chemistry and functions if their pregnancy occurred later. Whether or not this informs a woman’s decision to have a child is up to them and should always consult your doctor about any worries but it’s still refreshing to hear having a baby at age 35 or onwards is not all bad news. So there is hope for many single women worried about their body clock. Since frontal cortex brain does not form before age 25 on average it makes sense to grow up first before trying to have a child. Often the world is full of children having children and struggling with shock and reality of caring for children and the pressures of motherhood in general. A 35 year old matured and experienced woman can perhaps handle pressures of sleepless nights better than 15 year old. Research confirms need to grow up first before taking on a responsibility requiring life commitment of financial burdens of taking care of children. Support is also necessary whether one has the children earlier or later in life. Most men really do not fully mature until about 45 years so worth noting that impacts their life. A family life requires hardwork, quality time and lifelong commitment so a child is for life no matter the age of parents.

JESUS CRUSHED snake’s head

DIOS MALDICE LA SERPIENTESupernaturally Jesus’ Miracle POWER from God as The Seed of the woman crushed head of serpent the snake by a fatal blow in Genesis 3:15 in Bible. Jesus defeated God’s arch- enemy serpent and death at Calvary Cross as foretold after Adam and Eve sinned God said the Seed of the woman Jesus will bruise serpent’s head. The serpent or snake caused the deception of Adam and Eve to fall into sin in Genesis 3 to be separated from direct interaction with God. Their sin affected the perfect relationship with God so contaminated DNA of mankind. God set up redemption plan to restore mankind to God through Seed Jesus so forgives those who accept Jesus the Son of God and Messiah. The serpent snake fallen angel satan devil lucifer punished by God’s Seed Jesus for attacking God’s Children is crushed forever. satan bruise Adam EveMiraculously, redemption from the generational sin of Adam and Eve is through the Seed Jesus. God PROVED HIS POWER over death in Jesus to save all mankind. Again, God called Moses in Exodus 4 by turning his stick into snake to PROVE GOD I AM sent Moses to Egypt to speak to Pharaoh to let HIS people go from the slavery. Exodus 7:10-15 says Moses was accompanied by his brother Aaron so appeared before king Pharaoh who stubbornly refused to let God’s people go. God commanded Moses to go to Pharaoh and demand release of the slaves to go and worship God. When Moses and Aaron appeared before king Pharaoh Aaron’s rod transformed into a serpent snake. Then pharaoh’s sorcerers and magicians also changed their staff into snakes. Aaron’s Serpent swallowed the magician’s serpents before Pharaoh in Egypt to prove that Highest POWER belongs to God over serpent satan. 1The LORD God told Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen so MY wonders will multiply in Egypt. So Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders yet Pharaoh hardened his heart so did not let the Israelites go out of his country. After several miracles and the death of first borns of Egyptians Hebrews gained freedom at last and left Egypt. Exodus 7:10-12 highlights again and again in Scripture in all generations how MIGHTY POWER of Living God subdues evil. Practice of snake worship some say is traditional alternative to Christianity. Culturally biased people seek true justice so put confidence in the creature in Romans 1, not Creator God Ultimate Saviour from swallowing by God’s Serpent. 1-15Despite miracles of Aaron and Moses’ snakes proving the Almighty God’s POWER swallowing sorcerer’s snakes still God hardened heart of Pharaoh. Those seeking deliverance or repent to stop following satan can face such challenges after salvation. The snake serpent stronghold defeated by God’s POWER, SUPERIOR SUPERNATURAL MIRACLE SUPERCEDING such snakes relentlessly want to attack. The good news is Jesus crushed serpent’s head so saves all who repent by a changed heart. The miracles of God’s POWER is duplicated by sorcerers and occult because the serpent was once angel of God. So the reason for what God does may not be understood but it is Best to belong to God’s SUPERIOR POWER of the Universe. God’s Perspective is above all the imitated counterfeits of the devil which cannot compare with Almighty God’s MEGA SUPERPOWER Proved over and over again in living history into infinity in Jesus, Moses among others in brass serpent story. 800px-Flemish_17th_century_Moses_and_the_Brass_SerpentIn John 3:14-15 Jesus told Nicodemus He is Like the bronze serpent in Numbers 21:4-9 as Moses lifted up snake so those who lift up eyes to look to Jesus saved from venomous bite of devil. God sent Jesus to save all mankind from snake worship culture. Jesus said be wise like serpents among enemies in the world. The serpent is crafty so tricks, deceives people to sin against God. The devil is spirit behind tricks of people of thinking the snake has mystical powers. Though it is true magician’s had some power to change their sticks into snakes the spirit behind that power is satan the devil. So God says do not gain whole world and lose your soul to the devil. Pursuit of material assets caused some to trust satan not God. In Psalm 91 POWER is given to believers over adders, serpents, snakes, young lions, scorpions to tread and CRUSH under the feet because Jesus lives in you as Paul demonstrates here. hch28 (1)The Christian’s POWER and Authority over snakes is seen in St. Paul’s actions in Acts 28:1-10 in Malta after shipwreck. Paul gathered sticks laid on fire when the poisonous snake  driven out by heat bit him on the hand between AD 59-AD 60. They arrived ashore after shipwreck in which ship was lost but all lives saved as God told Paul. God uses such occasions to show HIS POWER over snakes in many lives. This power is not to be abused to tempt God to taunt snakes unleashed to show off. Some people died in ignorance by going out deliberately to collect snakes to invade their private space and died bitten by snakes. There is absolutely nowhere in the Bible God Commands a Christian to only focus on treading on serpents. A believer is to share Gospel daily and win souls without tempting God’s POWER. Snakes in nature are part of food chain to fight rats, mice etc. Zoos or private collections keep them in view for the public to see and study them. So ritual abuse of God’s POWER this blog is talking about. God’s MIGHTY POWER is manifested through Jesus’ Power and Victory over serpent satan. The Bible describes satan as serpent and wicked as possessed by the serpentine spirit. crush-serpantSo God warns against snake worship of the creature. Things done by serpent spirits can be mistaken for God’s Holy Spirit if not discerning. Fear in snake worship is the foundation of binding covenants in many families keeping ritual snakes. A sense of belonging devotees experience, cause them to prefer gathering of such similar minded people in shrines often to sacrifice during annual ceremonies. Paul wrote in Romans 1:18-32 on God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness unrighteousness of men who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 They know God plainly, because God shows 20 HIS invisible attributes, HIS ETERNAL POWER and Divine Nature 20 clearly perceived since creation of the world in things made. So they are without an excuse.091e0afe0d1e7c557e19c6c3c44041d2 21 Although know God, do not honour HIM as God or give thanks to HIM, but futile in thinking their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise became fools 23 exchanged GLORY of Almighty Immortal God for images resembling man, birds, animals and creeping things. 24 So God gave them up to lusts of their hearts to impurity to dishonor the bodies among themselves. 25 They exchanged Truth about God for a lie to worship and serve the creatures than Creator Blessed forever! Amen. So 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those contrary to nature 27 men gave up the natural relations with women consumed with passion for each other, men committing shameless acts with men receiving in themselves God’s due penalty for error. Pharaoh and enemies of God were swallowed by God’s wrath.1101978084_univ_cnt_2_xl 28 They did not see fit to acknowledge God so God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 With manners of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malicious gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 And foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree those who practice such things deserve to die not only do so but approve of those who practice them. Such serpent shrines or temple prostitution use rampant fear to control shrines dominated by the leader to deceive the devotees. Wielding power over vulnerable soul-searching people looking for answers in life often drawn to cults orgies of coerced false promises. Some sex traffickers initiate victims by rituals to influence their minds. There are stories told of people losing ritual snakes and begging people not to kill them or they will die. Others practice divination occult serving snakes. Such powers are not acceptable to God as born again believers in Christ. Moses’ stick turned back into wood again now kept in Birmingham Museum in UK. It was same the stick used in the miracles including parting of red sea to Canaan.aaron-staff-turns-to-serpent1The serpent is God’s nemesis devil that destroyed humanity so why is believer worshipping God’s enemy? This article shares Christ’s Love so people will know God does not want HIS Children to be involved in snake shrines to perish. The serpent or snake, represents satan the devil and most evil all of God’s creation. Some people worship snakes literally carried inside body or kept at home as their god. The shrines have live snakes fed daily and given blood sacrifices by all those who serve shrine. Emmanuel Eni, once part of kingdom of darkness shared testimony of carrying snake in his leg. Such wealth seekers initiated in snake shrine are given token snakes to keep as point of contact for allegiance to shrine. Such people have logo symbols of snakes as a sign of potent power to try to put fear in them. Jesus, the Head of all principalities and powers has the Highest POWER people search for. God PROVES HIS POWER to Moses in Exodus by turning his stick into snake to PROVE HE IS I AM to convince Moses to go back into Egypt to speak to Pharaoh to let HIS people go from slavery. 8eb8d77cab537b8701fca2209140265d

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Saviour Messiah Yeshua is second Adam Seed born of the woman Mary Who will save mankind. Just as in Exodus 7:10-15 God Commanded Moses to see Pharaoh with Aaron to demand Hebrew freedom so Jesus delivers from bondage to snake. God sends His Words to people to be set free from captivity and slavery of sin of snake worship. God is calling on people to change their hearts and minds to gain understanding and wisdom to be saved in Jesus Name before it is too late. Jesus defeated serpent so cast the great dragon out, that old serpent, called the devil, and satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him in Revelations 12:9. So Jesus will cast them into hellfire eternally. All POWER and AUTHORITY is given to Jesus to cast out devil and demon from people. Jesus cast 1000 demons out from Gadarene demoniac. All who truly repent and seek God will receive salvation, deliverance and healing from serpents and snakes destroyed to set free from ritual bondage. There is no need to gain the whole world and lose the soul. The material things obtained by those sacrifices are accompanied by so many unforeseen tragedies. The BLOOD of Jesus cleanses from all sin so those who accept Christ Jesus genuinely are set free in Jesus Name. Many people are serving the living God today who were once under such bondanges. Whom the Son Jesus sets free is free indeed thanks and Glory be to God Almighty.    

JESUS’ HEAVENLY REWARDS

IMG_20170827_214404Jesus will reward believers in heaven according to quality of their work for God in life. An eternal crown category is described by types of effort or sacrifices made in life by doing the works of God. So Bible in 1 Corinthians 3:12 describes rewards as gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw.  That great day all will receive reward based on the foundation laid in building their life and ministry. So each person’s ultimate performance in life is built on God foundation of gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay and stubble, merits of rewards guaranteed. A loyal believer is guaranteed salvation in Christ if one remains faithful to the end so saved. On entry into heaven in passing or Rapture is the great reunion of family and loved ones in Christ sanctified by blood of Lamb Jesus. This guarantees salvation means eternal joy in God’s Presence above all plus reward of the quality of faithful servants of God. This rewards are cast at the feet of Jesus and believers continue in heaven praising God. They face reward assessment seat of God so believers receive Jesus their appropriate rewards entitled to by their performance in life by the grace of God. Various books of life and remembrance are opened and checked to tell believers their lifestyle deeds recorded by God. 5 golden crowns for righteusness, crown of life, crown of glory, the incorruptible crown, crown of rejoicing in the Lord.b8Gold star standard reward is based on a trial of enduring ‘fire’ process as Daniel and friends were tested in fire survived with Jesus. Jesus decides who is faithful so rewards believer’s shared testimony. Each reward level is compared to gold standard, silver, precious stones like the Olympic gold medals a person gets what they deserve by their hard work in life. Believer’s life work merits gold, silver, according to the record books of God. So a reward is compared to other precious stones like diamonds, rubies, sapphires as God decides based on assessment of their lifestyle history and faithfulness. Precious stones put through fire often produce the best quality priceless most durable treasures. A believer’s work is tested in fire check if merits high level precious stones quality or is chaff. firegoldstonesGood works of gold, silver and precious stone last as John 15:16 says in the Bible God ordains believer appointed, chosen to bear fruit that will remain. Paul said he ran the race to win as the disciples of Jesus do, saving others so did not want to be lost or left behind. Prayers of soul winners is their fruit will last to remain rooted and grounded in Christ eternally saved to receive respective rewards. So believers then can ask God for anything  within the WILL of God. God chose the belivers appointed to bear good fruit and for fruits to remain. So trees not bearing good fruits accordinly then God cuts off, prunes branches to divert nourishment to healthy viable plants and all grafted in. Some fruits do not remain as drawn away by own lusts or cares of the world. Like wood, hay, straw, stubble, burns in fire combusting too quickly so is not fire retardant or resistant. God’s Consuming fire puts believer’s works to test so good works last but others burn so does not last. Like parable of sower, seed on good soil grow 100% but others get lost or fall away by snares, cares or worries of the world. God’s Mercy, Compassion saves sower whose fault it is not when some believers drift off like the prodigal son. Freewill means some leave God, Ezekiel 3:33 and 33:7 says if believers saves soul his blood is not demanded from them. If believers refuse to save a soul his blood will be accounted for to God for a lost soul. God knows those ministered but if rejects God and soul lost believer’s work tried in fire receives a reward because such lost blood is not demanded by God. Therefore a believer remains saved in God’s Presence in heaven despite loss. It confirms what Jesus said that some use His Name in vain so He rejects them for falling short of Glory of God. No reward is given except God’s wrath sending lost into hellfire for gnashing of teeth.gold-silver-stones-fireSo Judgement starts in the House of God during Rapture those in Christ qualify so rescued from great tribulation way of escape to go to heaven. Jesus intercedes at the Right Hand of God on behalf of all believers to remain faithful to endure to the end so saved as His Chosen jewels. God so loved the world HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON Jesus Who died to set free all from sins and condemnation. Jesus after death and His resurrection visited and encouraged apostles, disciples, believers to reassure He is praying for them. But Jesus draws the line against those who totally reject God forever by not wasting time to cast pearls before swine. Those who reject God Jesus warns that if they do not repent they have no reward but REJECTION in return by God. John 17:9 says penalty of rejection of God is Jesus not praying for the world anymore after proving He is Messiah and Son of God Raised from death, healed the sick, did miracles, saved souls, raised the dead and fed thousands many times before ascension He told disciples to continue in the faith. But those still in the world not convinced He is Messiah unless all repent there is no more hope for them. Jesus continues to pray specifically for His disciples those saved He loves to be protected from evil viles. Jesus said in Mathew 24:24 if elect are not discerning can be deceived, as the rest world of the world who reject him forever, cannot be saved even if prayed for by Jesus they have reprobate minds. Like wood, hay and stubble burns forever despite time devoted for years to minister to help them but believer is rewarded by Jesus. All who prefer the world and things of the world burn forever in hell fire and their assets burn like wood straw hay or stubble. The material things confidence is put in life burns like wood, hay, straw, stubble to chaff ashes in God’s unquenchable fire without rewards.e0638f16bea1d1e3180d3f514774f661--the-day-for-the Jesus rewards faithful with gold, silver, precious stones but others in Romans 1, their rebellious destructive freewill God allows them to deceive themselves by a reprobate mind. Such prefer to honour creatures more than Creator God and so endorse rebellion against the church of God in Christ. God warns them Jesus is even at the door so cannot tolerate any longer those that choose to reject God. During evangelism powerful instruction given is test the spirit to discern if they are of God. Avoid time wasters sent to distract reaching precious souls whose last chance it may to be saved before passing on. God’s Word is the Seed sown and different soils represent people but God’s Holy Spirit Nurtures for Spiritual growth through watering and sunshine. This principle enables Jesus to decide if the believer’s duty of agape love or care for lost souls was gold standard, not to blame them for lost souls. God knows as HE records those who qualify for God’s Kingdom Life. The required Wisdom of God to ministers for lost is to depend on prayers of intercession and dedication. Many are lost even in church as Joyce Meyer says living in a garage does not make you a car. God before foundation of earth preordained those predisposed to salvation and those who chose to side with fallen angels against God. So keep up prayer and trust God that your fruits remain. The Bible says, God appointed those Chosen to bear fruit and ask God for more souls in prayer for God’s Mercy to keep you, family, loved ones and to save backsliders and prodigals to return into Father God’s House in Lord Jesus’ Name quickly before it is too late. In the long-run God eliminates all who reject HIM forever from HIS HOLY CITY PRESENCE to hell based on HIS WORDS in BOOK of Remembrance in Malachi 3:16.