Power of Words | Words Have Power

Power of Words in Bible Scriptures

When God created the world, the Bible tells us it was done using the power of words.

And God said, let there be light and there was light. Genesis 1:3

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Genesis 1:6

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. Genesis 1:9

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. Genesis 1:11

When God created the world, the Bible tells us it was done using the power of words. Words are powerful.  Job lost everything after he said these words.......

Words are powerful.  Job lost everything after he said these words:

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Higher Self | Higher Consciousness

Higher Self or Higher Consciousness

I define the highest aspect of myself as my higher self or higher consciousness which resides with God (or whatever you refer to as your higher power).  Because my higher-self resides with God, I believe this portion of my spirit knows more than the portion of my spirit housed in my physical body. 

Dr. Melvin Fish

I have read various opinions about the higher self or higher consciousness, and my heart feels the warmest about the “higher-self” Dr. Melvin Fish describes.  

The spirit that dwells within your body is a fragment of the higher self. That higher self is the part of you that is in the image and likeness of God.

At the time of our creation, we were at one with God and with each other. We were so connected to each other that we were aware of each other’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions, much more than mortal man can comprehend.  We felt so connected to each other and to everything that we did not relate to our own uniqueness.  We wanted to experience separateness so that we could more completely comprehend and appreciate our individuality. To do so, a part of our spirit separated from the remainder and it came to earth to experience mortality where we feel completely separate from everyone and everything.

This condition was never intended to be permanent.  It is a school where we have come to gain experience.  We start life by feeling totally separate yet dependent on others. As we mature we learn to relate to others and we become aware that we are all very much connected.  As we reconnect with each other and with God, yet at the same time maintain our individual identity, we become enlightened.” Melvin C. Fish, Ph.D., pages 5-7, Become a Being of Light 

Various Names for Higher Self

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Spirit Guides and Angel Guardians

Spirit Guides and Angel Guardians

I was raised in a religious culture that did not teach about or share any information about spirit guides and angel guardians.  In fact, when I talk about my spirit guides or angel guardians with my siblings, and three of my children, I can tell it makes them feel uncomfortable.  It sounds weird and even crazy to them.  I would love to share more about my spirit guides, especially with my family, because my dad who passed away 6.5 years ago is my lead angel guardian who oversees guidance I request from my angel guardians (we generally have a number of them so one is assigned as the leader)

My Dad

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New Jerusalem | Zion – City of Love and Peace

I believe not too far in the distant future, the New Jerusalem or Zion will begin to be built somewhere in the mountains (my personal belief is that it will be in the Rocky Mountains).

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:2-3

I feel the movings of deep hope and longing as I anticipate the forthcoming events leading to the development of this city of love and peace.  

The Heart and Mind of God will be a Requirement 

Those receiving an invitation to the New Jerusalem or Zion will learn of God’s higher path.  Each person in this city will have the heart and mind of God because they have individually been connected to God.  After each of us has become one with God, and only then, can we become one with each other. It is impossible for men to become one with each other until after each individual has become one with God.  

Authoritative men, pride, envy, jealousy, strife, stealing, deceiving, and adultery, will be non-existent in this city of love and peace.  Humble, meek servants of God full of virtue, long-suffering, and patience will take care of the poor and will use all property and abundance for the common good of all. Sacrifice will be required of all those residing in the New Jerusalem.

Description of the New Jerusalem or Zion

Authoritative men, pride, envy, jealousy, strife, stealing, deceiving, and adultery, will be non-existent in this city of love and peace.  Humble, meek servants of God full of virtue, long-suffering, and patience will take care of the poor and will use all property and abundance for the common good of all.  Sacrifice will be required of all those residing in the New Jerusalem.

Denver Snuffer describes the New Jerusalem or Zion in a series of blogs titled “All or Nothing”. Here are some highlights:

  • No police
  • No lawyers
  • No courts
  • No prisons
  • No commerce
  • No taxes
  • No business licenses to regulate
  • No administration
  • No social assistance from governments of men

Snuffer also explains the exciting newness of Zion:

  • A new form of government introduced and taught by God. Personally, I believe there will be a large portal of light opened that will connect earth with heaven so all those in this city of love and peace will be able to move freely between heaven and earth.
  • Entirely new laws
  • A new way of thinking
  • A new social order
  • A new economy of exchange without money
  • No contention
  • A desire to serve others.  A great example of this is Jesus Christ:

Christ, came not to be served but to serve others. He did not “lord over” others, but He knelt to elevate them. He came as a meek and lowly servant and went about doing good. He died to save the lives of others. When He arose from the dead, He went to the Father and advocated forgiveness for those who despised and abused Him.

  • A place of safety.  God will be our protector as taught in the Bible by Daniel.

Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands (no violence), which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold (all these metals represent various places that will become like chaff and be carried away by the wind), broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:34-35

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Daily Gratitude | Practice Gratitude

Dr. Robert Emmons is an advocate to practice gratitude and thanks.  Dr. Robert Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis has research data that proves practicing daily gratitude improves health.  He has now published his research data in books titled Thanks! and Gratitude Works!

Dr. Emmons asked 300 people to keep a journal asking three groups to do three different things:

  • Group A Write down the things they were grateful for
  • Group B Write down what annoyed them
  • Group C Write down whatever popped into their mind

At the completion of his study, group B who wrote down what annoyed them, and group C who wrote down whatever popped into their minds were exceeded by Group A (those who wrote down thing they were grateful for) in five areas of health:

  1. Higher Level of Well Being and Energy
  2. Made More Progress Toward Important Personal Goals
  3. More Positive Attitude
  4. Slept Better
  5. Exercised More

Wow, after looking at that fabulous list, it is motivation to attain and maintain a state of gratitude! Daily gratitude using the simple phrase, “Thank you!” is now being proven to be a powerful tool.

When you practice daily gratitude, you stop ignoring what makes you happy and begin spending time thinking about and examining what makes you happy and why. As you stop to think about the things that make you happy, your desire to express thanks increases.  This increase of desire to practice gratitude by expressing thanks led to increased healing because of being filled with the positive energy of gratitude.

Practice Gratitude by Writing A Letter of Thanks

Then they challenged Group A to write a letter of thanks to someone who gave them something.  After they expressed gratitude, they recorded their experience, how it felt to express thanks, in their journals. Writing down what you are grateful for is a wonderful exercise; however, it can be heightened with a bit more effort by doing one more step: Verbally expressing gratitude to someone and writing down how that made you feel.  Many reported they felt more connected to others, and it was no surprise that everyone loved hearing the words, “Thank You”! 

Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstance; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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Satanic Portals | Guidance to Handle Increased Number of Portals

A portal is a doorway, gate, or some type of entrance to allow someone or something to freely move from one place to another. Some portals are small and some are large enough for people to move through.  There are portals of light and on the opposite side, there are Satanic portals.   When dealing with some types of portals, special steps need to be followed in order to stay safe. 

Numbers are Increasing

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Opposite of Fear Both Faith and Love

The opposite of fear is both faith and love.  The opposite of fear is faith. The opposite of fear is love.

Connection Between Faith and Love

If the opposite of fear is both faith and love, this points to a connection between the power of faith and love.  This helped me to understand that faith works through the spirit and the spirit is love. I much prefer the peace I feel from God’s love than the fear I feel from men.  I feel like I am sinking into a mire of unhappiness and hopelessness when I allow the fears of men to dominate me.  I am quietly ignoring men and looking to heaven to heal through faith that works through the spirit and His spirit is love.  

How do I Borrow Love from God

Because the opposite of fear is both faith and love, it is enlightening to understand as we grow in love, we are also growing in faith.  It pleases God when we ask to borrow his love so we can heal and attain more faith, joy, and peace.  So the question is,  “How do I borrow His Love from Him?” The scriptures say to cry to Him.  So I started having genuine, heartfelt conversations with God as though he is my best friend. 

If the opposite of fear is both faith and love, this points to a connection between the power of faith and love. I much prefer the peace I feel from God’s love than the fear I feel from men. I feel like I am sinking into a mire of unhappiness and hopelessness when I allow the fears of men to immerse me.

Book of Mormon scripture about crying unto the Lord

….And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying: O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our hearts may be purified; for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth, and all things; who shall come down among the children of men.  After they had spoken these words the Spirit of the Lord came upon them, and they were filled with joy, having received a remission of their sins, and having peace of conscience, because of the exceeding faith which they had in Jesus Christ who should come….  Mosiah 4:2-3

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Spiritual Shield Protection Prayer

If you are working hard to rid yourself and others of dark entities, it is important to remember to say a spiritual shield protection prayer after the dark entities have been removed.  

When we begin our day with prayer, we always pray that each member of our family will be shielded with a perfect shield of protection.  

Scripture Examples

There are scripture stories like when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were protected.  Nebuchadnezzar cast them into the fire but they were not harmed.  I think it is likely that a spiritual shield of protection kept them safe.

…..upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats change, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Daniel 3:27

Another scripture story about Samuel, a Lamanite who stood on the wall of the city of Zarahemla to tell the people to repent is an example of someone who was surrounded with a spiritual shield of protection most likely because a prayer for protection was offered.  

But as many as there were who did not believe in the words of Samuel were angry with him; and they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall; but the Spirit of the Lord was with him, insomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows.  Helaman 16:2

Fear and Anger can Destroy a Spiritual Shield of Protection

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Pray to Remove Dark Entities | Can be Related to Mental Disorders

I have a friend who studied the New Testament with the intent to further his knowledge about healings in the Bible.  He discovered that exactly half, 28 out of 56, were healed of their tormenting physical and/or mental illnesses by saying a prayer to remove dark or negative entities (New Testament term is “casting out”), and the person was immediately blessed with healing.  We can all learn how to pray to remove dark entities so we can experience healing too.  

Mental Illness interrelated to dark or negative entities

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Children Left Mormonism – Surprised What I Learned About My Religion

Seven years ago, three of our children left Mormonism although we had attended church every week our whole lives.  I had heard of one and occasionally two, but never three leaving from one family at once. Our family attended church every week, we read the scriptures and prayed together on a daily basis, but yet our family was now divided.  Three of our six children left Mormonism.

Three children left Mormonism. Our family attended church every week, we read the scriptures and prayed together on a daily basis.... After studying Mormon history for seven years, our oldest daughter came to the sad conclusion what she had been taught as a Mormon student did not match her study of unaltered sources of Mormon church history from the BYU library.

Dishonesty

Our oldest daughter, Ashirya, expressed she believed the Mormon church was dishonest about their history.  At the time, I thought her questions would be cleared up as she continued to seek truth.

BYU- Brigham Young University

Ashirya told me while attending Brigham Young University, she had questions about various happenings in Mormon history.  She asked her religion professors to answer her questions, but interestingly the professors rarely had answers.

Ashirya’s diligent, thorough, and persistent nature led her to the BYU library to find answers.  Unknown to us or anyone, she quietly began a seven-year study of Mormon church history. Although she found many inaccuracies, she continued to look for answers as to why the things she had learned from her Sunday school teachers and professors were often inaccurate.

Ashirya Discovers Many Discrepancies

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