I decided to share Braden's presentation on my blog because he did such a great job explaining COVID19 without instilling fear. He presented facts with optimism, but yet, honestly.

COVID19- Knowledge Not Fear- Optimistic- Vitamin D

I accidentally found a video about COVID19 by Gregg Braden, a scientist for about 35 years. He explains COVID19 (Strain of Corona, Virus, Disease discovered in 2019) in easy-to-understand and organized terms. 

COVID19 – Optimistic View

Gregg Braden

I decided to share Braden’s presentation on my blog because he did such a great job explaining COVID19 without instilling fear. He presented information with optimism.

Are you searching to understand what is happening in the world? Would you like to learn knowledge about the coronavirus that will help you to understand what to expect in the future? If so, you will want to watch Braden’s video.

In his video, he explains:

  • what COVID19 virus is (it is not a flu virus)
  • what this virus does in and outside of the physical body
  • shares the current mortality rate (this continues to change)  – flu virus mortality rate is 0.1% compared to (as of 3/19/2020) COVID-19 is 3.4% (this number changes daily)
  • symptoms
  • what we can do to protect ourselves – He is not a medical professional so he doesn’t give any medical advice
  • what to expect

“Truth and Fiction Coronavirus” COVID19 Video by Gregg Braden

This video is a little longer than I usually watch, but given the negative atmosphere of our world, it is well worth your time especially if it helps give you peace of mind as it did me. I don’t think Braden could adequately cover things that needed to be addressed about COVID19 in a shorter video.

Vitamin D3 – Will it help fight COVID19

My daughter mentioned that her health care professional told her to take vitamin D3 because it fights viruses and infections. This perked my curiosity so I did a bit of research to learn more about this vitamin.

Vitamin D

Here are some interesting things I learned about vitamin D…

  • Sinus mucosa can activate and then use vitamin D.
  • Production of cathelicidin (only antimicrobial protein humans make that kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi) is upregulated by vitamin D.
  • The preferred level of vitamin D is 40-60 nanograms per ml. Endocrinologists have learned this is the optimum level to keep the parathyroid functioning optimally.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is a global problem. 36% of the population of the United States is vitamin D deficient. Even in sunny areas like Florida, testing indicates a 39% deficiency. Northern countries like Mongolia have a high rate of vitamin D deficiency. In fact, 98% of the population in Mongolia is deficient.

Hydroxyvitamin D Total Test

If you are interested in finding out your level of vitamin D, ask your physician to give you the 25 hydroxyvitamin D TOTAL blood test. My level was alert low at 15 ng/ml.

The following have been associated with Vitamin D deficiency:
  • Periodontal disease
  • Ear infections
  • Nasal polyps
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sleep apnea
  • Large tonsil and adenoids
  • Head and neck cancer
Reliable studies report the following:

Newborns are 6 times more likely to get RSV when the vitamin D level is less than 20 ng/ml.

More die from influenza in the winter months when vitamin D levels are lower than summer months when people get more sunshine and have higher levels of vitamin D.

Those with higher levels of vitamin D get fewer incidences of influenza and upper respiratory infections.

Supplementation recommendation

Daily/weekly supplementation of Vitamin D3 is recommended for those with less than 20ng/ml. The daily recommendation of vitamin D3 varies somewhere between 800 IU/day and 4,000 IU/day depending on where you live.

I actually take 10,000 IU/day because my vitamin D levels are low, and at age 60, absorption is often sluggish. I like the NOW brand 10,0000 IU vitamin D3. NOW brand has been a reliable brand and has been around for years. I feel they deliver great products at very affordable prices.

There are limited food sources containing vitamin D…

  • Milk and other related products are fortified with vitamin D.
  • Cod liver oil and other fatty fish are also a good source of vitamin D.

The best source of vitamin D is sensible sun exposure. Studies indicate those who spend more time outside in the sun have adequate and higher levels of vitamin D.

Some of those at risk for vitamin D deficiency…

  • African Americans
  • Obese 30 or more BMI
  • Elderly
  • Those with cystic fibrosis
  • Those who live in northern latitudes

For your reference, the information shared about vitamin D was shared in this video by Dr. Ryan Rehl, M.D.

Conclusion – COVID19

After learning the above information about vitamin D, it is my opinion, it is wise to supplement vitamin D3 for those with levels lower than 20 ng/ml to increase the odds of fighting infections and viruses such as COVID19.

Afterward

I also learned in order to assimilate Vit. D3 properly, you must consume adequate calcium. To ensure I am getting calcium in a form my body assimilates I drink green drinks.

I recommend reading Gregg Braden’s little book titled, “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom, and Hurt“. He teaches you how to bless things and others. I still apply his teachings from this little book although I read it a few years ago.

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Let's start by asking yourself, "Did you attain knowledge or was it only a supernatural experience?"

Attain Knowledge- Or Supernatural Experience

When you have a dream, vision or witness something amazing and unordinary, do you stop to determine the source of the manifestation? Let’s explore a couple of ways to determine the source of a manifestation. Let’s start by asking yourself, “Did I attain knowledge or was it a supernatural experience?”

Two Sources

Attain Knowledge - First, are you aware manifestations can come from dark sources as well as from God?
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Are you aware manifestations can come from dark sources as well as from God? In order to entice people, dark sources pose as light. This is the reason it is tricky to tell which source a manifestation came from.

The Egyptians were not able to tell the difference between the miracles of Moses and those of the magicians causing confusion. If Moses had not performed real miracles using the power of God, all the Egyptians would have certainly thought the magicians performed through the power of God.

Supernatural Experiences – No knowledge received

Did your manifestation include someone or some beings engaged in the following…

  • having strange fits
  • experiencing tremblings and faintings
  • falling down
  • face or/and body twitchings
  • excessive shaking
  • going into trances
  • shouting utterances with an unnatural shrill voice
  • employing distorted countenances
  • magic tricks

If your manifestations included any of the above or other sensational behavior without receiving any knowledge, let’s categorize this type of manifestation under supernatural experiences.

Attain Knowledge – Example

Christ rebuked Peter because he asked Christ not to go to Jerusalem which was against the Father’s will. The Lord used the opportunity to teach Peter the importance of keeping Heavenly Father’s commandments by calling Peter “Satan” which means opposer or accuser…

From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, Lord. This shall not be done unto you. But he turned and said unto Peter, Get behind me, Satan. You are an offense unto me, for you savor not the things that are of God, but those that are of men.

Matthew 9:2

God’s ways are not man’s ways. The key to avoid being misled is to accept God’s will in all things which can be difficult. Notice Christ helped Peter attain knowledge without sensationalism. Christ’s goal isn’t to sensationalize or entertain. Christ’s goal is to teach and help you attain knowledge.

Supernatural Experiences – Sensationalize or Entertain

On the other hand, supernatural experiences sensationalize and entertain without sharing any knowledge. This type of manifestation is to entice you and comes from dark sources.

Most of you, if not all, have been misled by a false spirit which doesn’t necessarily mean you are evil. Often, it only means you have been misled.

False spirits infect every religious tradition on earth including Christianity. If you accept the idea that false spirits promote themselves through the vehicle of lies, any incorrect or incomplete idea, or people’s ignorance, this greatly enlarges the group size of “false spirits”.

False spirits include those with a body (incarnate) as well as those who are without a body (discarnate). Each time false information, including partial truths, is taught and a student accepts it, false spirits have been successful in their work to confuse and lead astray.

For nothing is a greater injury to the children of men than to be under the influence of a false spirit when they think they have the spirit of God.

T&C 147:5

Clouds covering truth

Attain Knowledge - Each time you accept a truth, you may be experiencing clouds that have dissipated away aiding you to recognize the truth.
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Each time you accept a truth, you may be experiencing clouds that have dissipated away aiding you to recognize the truth. This certainly doesn’t make you better than those who continue to be trapped behind clouds masking the truth.

Now you have the added opportunity to patiently share the truth you now recognize with others you care about.

Until you attain an understanding of all things, you continue to be somewhat misled. Therefore, it is important to continue to curiously search for truth.

Attain Knowledge – Rate you are equipped to assimilate

Although God is sensational and can perform sensational miracles, His work is most often quiet. God patiently teaches line upon line, precept upon precept allowing you to attain knowledge at whatever rate you are equipped to assimilate it.

2nd question to help identify manifestation source

Attain Knowledge - The second question to ask yourself when identifying the source of a manifestation is...
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The second question to ask yourself when identifying the source of a manifestation is, “Did the manifestation appeal to my ego or did I receive a message of service or sacrifice?” God’s messages never appeal to your vanity and pride, they are always messages that harmonize with the scriptures. If you received a message that you would gain power and/or obtain wealth for your purposes, this type of message is only delivered by dark sources.

Conclusion – Attain Knowledge or Supernatural Experience

Until you receive the full gift of discerning spirits, you can become more proficient in determining the source of manifestations by asking yourself…

  • Firstly, “Did I attain knowledge that is in harmony with what is taught in the scriptures or did I have a supernatural experience without receiving any knowledge?”
  • Secondly, “Did the manifestation indulge my ego or did I receive a message of service or sacrifice?”

God’s goal is never to indulge your pride. God’s goal is for you to gain knowledge sometimes referred to in the scriptures as intelligence.

A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other word, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power.

(TPJS, p. 217.)

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Afterward – Differences

Attain Knowledge - Each person views religion differently. We each come from different backgrounds and traditions.  However...
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FYI, Each person views religion differently. We each come from different backgrounds and traditions. However, the study of the scriptures is a way for a group of people to find common ground and to understand each other despite differences.

God is no respecter of persons and everyone is deserving of being healed and receiving God's blessings simply because you exist and are loved by your creator at all times.

No Respecter of Persons – Righteous Enough to Heal?

If you feel inadequate, this blog post is to encourage and give hope. Do you believe God is no respecter of persons and that everyone deserves to enjoy the miracle of healing?

Every Man – God is No Respecter of Persons

The following words explain that everyone and everything carries the light of God within them/it which light gives life to everything…

And the light which now shines, which gives you light, is through him who enlightens your eyes, which is the same light that quickens your understandings, which light proceeds forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space: the light which is in all things, which gives life to all things.

T&C 86:1

Therefore, we learn, you cannot live and breathe without borrowing God’s light to sustain you. Thus, God is allowing ALL to borrow his light so each of us can live in order to gain experience and intelligence.

Is Christ’s spirit in you?

If you believe you are on the earth because you followed Jesus Christ’s plan in the pre-existence, this quote by a servant of Christ will resonate with you. If not, it may be something you may desire to explore and consider.

I believe every person we encounter down here, no matter who they are, wants to follow Christ. That’s why we’re here. The only reason they got here was because they want to follow Christ. Therefore, since they are predisposed to following Christ the reason they are not doing so at present is because no one has taken the time, no one has taken the trouble of giving sufficient cause to them to change…They’re here trying to find him. If you can point to it and give them a reason to believe, my view is that every single individual on earth has a native free disposition to turn and face Christ…

The light of Christ illuminates every single being that is in this world. Therefore, Christ is in them already.

That We Might Become One by Denver Snuffer

Living life after death

If God is no respecter of persons and loves all men equally, the question arises why we don’t have equal opportunities and lives. Some enjoy health while some struggle with illness. Some enjoy prosperity while others are in poverty. Some have happy relationships in their life while others are lonely.

If God is no respecter of persons and loves all men equally, the question arises why we don't have equal opportunities and lives.

In a previous blog post, I wrote about continuing to live after we die, I explain how life can become fair through continuing to live on after death…

If life was a one and done arrangement, it would be unfair to make someone a leper, or a blind man, or a Jew in 1942 Poland.

If you keep living life after death, life can become fair. A person who was a leper has the chance another time to experience beautiful and healthy skin. The blind man has the opportunity to be a photographer capturing sunsets, blue oceans, and majestic mountains. And a Jew in 1942 Poland has the opportunity to be a doctor who saves lives.

To fully understand opposites, you must have the opportunity to experience both the positive and the negative.

  • To fully understand light, you have to experience darkness
  • To fully understand good health, you have to experience sickness
  • To fully understand freedom, you have to experience bondage
  • To fully understand good eyesight, you have to experience blindness

Living life after death gives you the opportunity to fully experience opposites so you can understand both the positive and the negative, both the good and the bad which ends up making life fair.

Different stages of progression

I believe you are living life to gain added experience which increases growth and intelligence. In other words, the areas of progression differ between each of us according to our level of knowledge. For example, you may be working on increasing patience while I am working on increasing faith.

Personally, I believe each of us took part in planning our lives prior to coming to earth while in the premortal state. I wrote a blog post titled, “Premortal Free Agency” to explore a bit about what happened prior to coming to earth, if you would like to check it out.

Poor Choices – God is No Respecter of Persons

When you make a poor choice, which we all do, it isn’t a terrible thing because you can learn what not to do again while imprinting it in your “experience database” important learned lessons.

I think you are more disappointed in yourself when you make a poor choice than God is because God is all-knowing and sees the big picture of each person’s progression. God’s love has no conditions, it is extended to you unconditionally because you exist as His offspring. God’s love is always present, not only when you do good works.

God is no respecter of persons - God is pleased when you learn new things and new lessons, and a big part of the learning process is making mistakes.
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God is pleased when you learn new things and new lessons, and a big part of the learning process is making mistakes. This is why Father in Heaven provided a Savior who can fix every mistake you make through humbly asking for forgiveness. God is very good at fixing broken things!

God desires to bless you at all times

The idea that God won’t bless or that you don’t deserve to be blessed due to making mistakes is false. Again, you are on earth to gain knowledge and experience, and this process involves making mistakes. Therefore, it makes no sense that God’s plan doesn’t allow for blessings to come to those who make poor choices.

God is no respecter of persons...Therefore, it makes no sense that God's plan doesn't allow for blessings to come to those who make mistakes.
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God can easily turn all bad into good. I explain a bit about this process in a previous blog post titled, “Bad Into Good – How is This Possible”, if you would like to learn more.

Conclusion – God is No Respecter of Persons

After reading this blog post, would you agree God is no respecter of persons and that everyone deserves to enjoy the gift of healing and to receive God’s blessings simply because you exist and are loved by your creator?

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I spent thousands of dollars on energy work before I came to the conclusion, it helps temporarily. In this blog post, I will explain this conclusion while also presenting my observation of prayer versus energy work.

Prayer Versus Energy Work- Healing Versus Helping

What do I think about prayer versus energy work? I will answer this question in this blog post and why I came to the conclusions I did.

Prayer Versus Energy Work – Energy Work Experience

When I developed a desire to heal, I focused on energy work which I sincerely believed would lead to full healing.

If you get an energy worker that is good at moving large amounts of light/energy and you have the money and time, consistent energy sessions (once or twice a week) can be helpful.

It becomes expensive and time-consuming continually returning for another energy session with the hope of being healed. After months of consistent healing sessions, I felt uncomfortable paying hundreds of dollars and continually being dependent on someone to improve well-being. It became apparent, at this rate, hundreds of dollars would turn into thousands of dollars.

I worked with six different energy workers. Some were better than others, but none of them were successful in healing the problems I desired to be healed.

I was unsatisfied even though I had learned helpful tips observing the energy workers, especially improving my ability to focus. I came to understand there is a difference between helping to control ailments, and healing ailments. I deeply desired to receive healing.

Thought I had found the key to my healing journey

Prayer versus healing - When I started going to energy workers, I sincerely believed I had found a modality that was going to heal targeted ailments.  I thought since focus of light is placed on healing the material we are made of, healing would occur.  Sounds logical but it isn't that simple.
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As mentioned, I sincerely believed energy workers could heal targeted ailments. I reasoned since light was focused on healing the base material we are made of, healing would occur. Sounds logical but it isn’t that simple.

This idea that an energy healer can heal you is false. It is like telling someone you will pay them to do push-ups for you so you can get stronger. Sound ridiculous? Of course, it is…everyone knows you can’t get stronger paying someone to exercise for you. Guess what? This same principle applies when it comes to energy work. A good energy worker should be referred to as a “guide teacher” teaching you how to heal yourself. On this blog, I am striving to help others understand the true role of a healer is to be a teacher.

After I understood I needed to learn to heal myself, I began to practice focusing on and moving light energy.

Prayer Versus Energy Work – Words and Focus

As I continued to search for healing truths, I came to recognize the power of words.

In the New Testament, onlookers watching Christ were astonished by the power present when He spoke words…

And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power…And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.”

Luke 4:32,36

In a previous blog post, I posted a reminder that the world was created through the power of words which tells you learning to use words with focused intention and energy can result in creation and the creation of healing.

Prayer versus energy work- I posted a reminder that the world was created through the power of words which tells you learning to use words with focused intention and energy can result in creation, the creation of healing.

With some practice, all of us can learn to use words to create power. “Word phrases” with focus can be employed as meditative thoughts, or they can become words of a prayer, or they can be simply referred to as word phrases you created. Whatever definition(s) is your preference, the goal is to increase…

  • emotion or energy or power
  • intention or desire or belief
  • focus or envisioning what is wanted has already happened

Let me clarify, it is perfectly fine to borrow other’s word phrases as you practice and learn, but eventually, it is best to create your own word phrases because they will generate greater emotion and desire to achieve improved results. Gradually you will learn to express your very own “word” creations.

As you read my blog, you can tell I use my “word phrases” in what I define as prayer. I have witnessed healing through heartfelt prayer and I believe whenever any type of healing occurs, God did it and allowed it.

Most of the time healing is a process, not an event

Have I arrived on my journey to heal? No, I haven’t. I have come to understand most of the time, healing is a process, not an event. There are several variables in play for healing to occur.

  • God’s will
  • God’s timetable

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 20:2
  • Your belief and faith
  • Your tenacity and patience

I have discovered when healing is thankfully achieved, most of the time it continues to be an ongoing process to maintain overall health. In a previous blog post, I explain what needs to occur to successfully maintain healing.

If healing has not been achieved, our job is to never give up, to figure out what roadblocks are preventing it, and work to get rid of them!

Conclusion – Prayer Versus Energy Work

In today’s world, it isn’t a common occurrence to hear of someone who received healing, but when you do, it is NOT an energy worker that healed them. It is because someone used words with belief and asking (with intention) to be healed, and then a power greater than man’s healed them. Energy work can help a person, but if you are seeking to be healed rather than to only be helped, you may want to consider the modality of heartfelt prayer.

I hope this blog post will help you understand why the focused power of words is a top priority in the healing process.

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It has become apparent that love between us has grown as we practice praying for others especially those in our immediate group. Why is it important to increase love within our group by praying for each other?...

Praying for Others- Maintain Healing- Prayer Lists

In the scripture group my husband and I attend, we pray for one another. It has become apparent that love or light between us has grown as we practice praying for others especially those in our immediate group. Why is it important to become closer to one another by praying for each other?

How to Maintain Healing – The Witness of Many Healings

I have witnessed many healings from dark entitles. However, because of the darkened state of the world, more entities replace the ones that left when healing occurred.

I asked God why people (including those I love) cannot maintain healing. I learned it is because there is a fog of lies surrounding the earth. Many hearts are full of fear-based emotions. Until you and I do a better job of caring for and loving others, we will continue to battle the scourge of fear, lies, and the negative entities that accompany this type of energy. You can’t change me and I can’t change you but we can change ourselves.

If you want inner light and a bubble of light to continually surround and protect you, it is essential to learn to love others. I have come to understand this can be accomplished by praying for or sending positive thoughts to each other.

You can replace fear with love by praying for or thinking good thoughts about others. It is impossible to maintain healing if you don’t practice loving others rather than focusing on yourself even if your self-desires are good. This takes ongoing work!

Prayer lists and Praying for others

Our scripture group has a prayer list so I hadn’t considered making my own prayer list. However, recently after I watched Mr. Rogers praying for others by employing a prayer list he made in the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, I had the thought I could bless more people if I began my own prayer list too. I acted on this thought and now pray daily for those on my prayer list. So far nothing earth-shattering has occurred but I love the warmth I feel when praying for those on my list. Btw, I highly recommend the movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood“. Tom Hanks did an excellent job depicting Mr. Rogers and the movie is full of uplifting content.

Recently after I watched Mr. Rogers praying for others by employing a prayer list he made in the movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", I had the thought I could bless more people if I began my own prayer list.

I was accustomed to and believed blessings were received by adding names to a temple prayer roll when I attended a Mormon temple. After I left the Mormon church, I am no longer allowed to attend their temples; however, until recently, I still added names to the temple prayer roll by calling a “temple prayer roll” phone number but this number is no longer available.

Not long ago, I had the thought to Google “prayer lists” and discovered World Network of Prayer List so I started adding names to this list on a weekly basis.

World Network of Prayer has never solicited me which I appreciate. “World Network” does require names to be updated on a weekly basis. Since effort has to be made to update names every week, it ensures “a name” will not be forgotten until sought after blessings are received.

Following are other prayer lists others have shared with me. If you would like to share a favorite prayer list in the notes below, please do, and thank you.

Calvary Prayer List

https://www1.cbn.com/prayer/prayer-request-healing

https://joycemeyer.org/en/everydayanswers/requestprayer

https://www.guideposts.org/faith-and-prayer/request-prayer

Love generated from praying for others hastens healing

I believe in the power of prayer and I am being reminded there is increased power of love/light generated as we pray for each other and when we pray together in a group. Since love is the power that heals, when love is increased, healing can be hastened.

I believe in the power of prayer and I am being reminded there is an increased power of love generated when praying for each other and when we pray together when gathered in a group.
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Different answers and receive more than asked for

Have you ever prayed for someone but received a different answer than what you prayed for? When my daughter, Ashirya, discovered the Mormon church was not telling the truth about their history along with other untruths, I sincerely believed Ashirya had been led astray by propaganda. I prayed diligently she would return to Mormonism. To my surprise, instead of my daughter returning to Mormonism, I was led to knowledge which ultimately resulted in me leaving Mormonism too. Although it has been difficult losing former close family and friend relationships, I am grateful cataracts coating my eyes were lifted enabling me to recognize truth.

Praying for Others - Although it has been difficult losing former family and friend relationships, I am grateful cataracts coating my eyes were lifted so I could recognize truth.
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Sometimes we also receive more than we prayed for. This reminds me of a scripture story about a man referred to as the brother of Jared. He was praying how to get light in the boats God commanded him to build:

And cried again unto the Lord, saying, O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with thy servant because of his weakness before thee…O Lord, look upon me in pity, and turn away thine anger from this thy people, and suffer not that they shall go forth across this raging deep in darkness, but behold these things which I have molten out of the rock. And I know, O Lord, that thou hast all power and can do whatsoever thou wilt for the benefit of man. Therefore, touch these stones, O Lord, with thy finger, and prepare them that they may shine forth in darkness, and they shall shine forth unto us in the vessels which we have prepared, that we may have light while we shall cross the sea.Eth. 1:11

The Lord stretched forth his hand and touched the stones one by one with his finger. And the veil was taken from off the eyes of the brother of Jared, and he saw the finger of the Lord; and it was as the finger of a man, like unto flesh and blood.
Eth. 1:12

God not only solved the brother of Jared’s lighting problem, even greater, He gave him increased knowledge about the nature of God.

Conclusion

Because love is the power that heals, increasing love is an important component for desired healing to occur and to be maintained. And if we want to maintain healing, we must get involved in helping others because helping and praying for others gets rid of fear which is darkness by replacing it with love which is light.

I wrote this blog post as a reminder that the power of love is heightened when we sincerely pray for each other. If you desire, as you pray for others, I invite you to also pray for the healing of my son who lives with severe Bipolar II disorder. Thank you.

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Each December day that passed, Darrell became more reclusive, sad, and depressed. I so disliked watching him give up, but he couldn't seem to help himself.

Give Up or Hope- Update About My Son

In the middle of December 2019, my son, Darrell’s emotional and mental struggles heightened. He so desires a normal life with a wife and family rather than living with severe Bipolar II disorder. He became discouraged watching his siblings raise and provide for families. Each December day that passed, Darrell seemed to be surrounded by a fog becoming more reclusive, sad, and depressed. I so disliked watching him give up, but he couldn’t seem to help himself. Nothing I said or encouraged him to do was helping either. I felt helpless as I watched his mental and emotional well-being decline.

Refusal to Give Up

It is difficult for me to write about his decline after several months of improvements, but I must honestly share this recent setback along with his past improvements I previously shared. The truth sets us free, not lies. I have faith there is purpose in this setback. I am either learning something to help me or others or both. I refuse to give up.

2019 Holidays- Challenging

Christmas Day, Darrell stayed in his room all day. He didn’t even come out to join us for dinner let alone to open Christmas gifts. He did finally decide to open his Christmas gifts three days after Christmas which lifted his spirits temporarily.

Give Up - We thought things would get better after Christmas passed, but the downward spiral continued into New Years'.  Then we thought it would improve after the New Year, but it didn't.
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We thought things would get better after Christmas passed, but the downward spiral continued into New Years’. Then we thought it would improve after the New Year, but it didn’t. Darrell was not finding his way out this slump. I pleaded with Darrell not to give up, but he continued to be reclusive, very sad, depressed, grumpy, and difficult to live with.

Very Sick

One morning a few weeks into this downward spiral, Darrell became so distraught and mad that he broke his X-box and TV screen throwing them in the garbage. About a week later, the first of February 2020, this downward spiral finally culminated after six weeks of depression and sadness. He became suicidal. He was pale and could not speak or was speaking very slowly sometimes using “made up” words that made no sense. We took him to the brand new “access center” located in the hospital. The “access center” is equipped to help mental patients “access” treatment faster since the hospital ER generally has long wait times. A very helpful addition to a hospital facility!

I wasn’t surprised the doctor decided to admit him to the hospital. The staff psychiatrist prescribed several medications over Darrell’s nine-day stay in the hospital which was helpful. I was devasted and couldn’t understand after so many months of progression why this was happening. I still don’t understand why, but I have been able to find my way to accepting it with trust in God.

Others

Others have notified me of the desperation they feel from a heavy fog surrounding them too. I wrote a previous blog post about what a servant of Jesus Christ says this fog is if you would like to check it out.

Conclusion – Give Up or Hope

It is a big setback, but if I choose to give up hope, I cannot cope with this situation without hope so I am choosing to continue to hope.
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It is a big setback, but if I choose to stop hoping, I cannot cope with this situation without hope so I choose to continue to hope. I believe when you ask God for something, there can be a period of waiting before an answer is granted. I think faith is having hope and perseverance during “this said time of waiting”. I also think it is likely this waiting period is a time for God to work with me so I can learn whatever is intended from this challenge. I wrote about the likelihood of being involved in choosing challenges in the premortal existence before coming to earth in a previous blog post if you would like to read it.

Darrell is stabilized and his well-being is improving. If you feel inclined, please pray for Darrell’s healing. Thank you. I would very much appreciate your prayers.

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This guy diligently studies the scriptures and I think because he consistently pondered God's words for many years, he has been blessed to be in the presence of Jesus Christ numerous times.

In the Presence of Jesus Christ- True Servant Helper

About eight years ago, I started reading a blog I heard about. This guy diligently seeks truth and studies the scriptures and I think because he consistently pondered God’s words for many years, he has been blessed to be in the presence of Jesus Christ numerous times. He has learned amazing things directly from Jesus Christ and some of the knowledge he has received conversing with the Lord, he has been permitted to share with others. Presently, it isn’t easy finding those who speak truth, but repeatedly over the past eight years, I have clearly recognized this man, Denver Snuffer, speaks truth.

Easier to Understand Website

I highly recommend studying the following website that breaks down Snuffer’s teachings about Christ in an organized and easy-to-understand format. This website also offers you the option to ask questions if you would like.

Learn of Christ.org

After you have thoroughly studied this website, then I recommend studying Snuffer’s books and blog.

Been In the Presence of Jesus Christ

I can’t think of anyone I would rather learn from than someone who has been in the presence of Jesus Christ and has been taught directly by Him, other than learning directly from Christ himself.

Lies leading to depression, anxiety, loneliness, etc.

I can't think of anyone I would rather learn from than someone who has been in the presence of Jesus Christ and has been taught directly by Him, other than learning directly from Christ himself.
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D. Snuffer was recently asked about depression, anxiety, loneliness, feelings of worthlessness, suicidal thoughts, and PTSD. Here is his reply:

There is a great fog of lies surrounding us continually. There is a vision that Enoch had, Moses restored, and is now part of the Old Covenants in Genesis. In that vision Satan had the whole world bound in a great chain, and he looked up at heaven and laughed. It is in OC Gen. 4:15: “And he beheld Satan, and he had a great chain in his hand, and he veiled the whole face of the earth with darkness; and he looked up and laughed, and his angels rejoiced.”

That great chain is not physical, but mental. The chain used by our common enemy is made of lies and deceit.

People are not depressed irrationally. They are responding in a normal way to an abnormal perception made of lies. They despair because they think there is reason to be despairing. But that is because they accept what the “world” is telling them about our present condition. Part of waking up is realizing that most of what is said, taught, claimed and broadcast in society is filled with lies about mankind’s condition, the state of society, and lies designed to inspire envy, jealousy and discouragement.

I have tried to awaken people to the reality that God lives and cares very much for those who respond to His voice. He intends to protect and care for His sheep. His commandments are calculated to free us from the imprisonment of worldliness and sin. He is trying to free us, not to impose upon us.

Depression, Denver Snuffer

I can feel this fog of lies and many of you can too.

Pay attention to the words of the few who have been in the presence of Jesus Christ

A true servant of God will always point and encourage you to make your own connection with God. A true servant of God will never handicap you by standing between you and your potential to connect to God’s healing power.

There is no man with the power to heal. All men have to borrow from Christ or whatever title you refer to as God. God is no respecter of persons. ALL of us have equal status, “borrowing from God” status. If you respond to God’s voice by following the promptings of the Holy Ghost, ALL can eventually tap into the power of God that heals.

Make sure to focus on Jesus Christ or the title you refer to as God.

Whatever church you are attending, ask yourself, "Is the focus on Jesus Christ or the title you refer to as God or is the focus on titles, status, or the education of men."  Many churches have become businesses competing to convince lay members of their superiority over other religions to further their worldly purposes.
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If you are attending a church, ask yourself, “Is the focus on Jesus Christ or the title you refer to as God OR is the focus on titles, status, rituals, traditions, or the education of men?” Many churches have become businesses competing to convince lay members of their superiority over other religions to further their worldly purposes. If any of these signs are present wherever you worship, these are not characteristics of true servants of God.

I share a bit of my experience as I discovered my religion of 56 years is governed by deceit and lies if you would like to read it at the following link:

Under Disguise of Religion

I also wrote a blog post that includes a “New Age Movement” alert. Rather it is knowingly or unknowingly, energy workers, yoga classes, meditation sessions, etc. are sometimes being governed by the powers of the adversary/darkness and I desire for you to be aware of this problem. To be safe, we all must learn to discern between truth and lies. Like me, if you haven’t been taught this skill, it takes some practice. For me, studying the scriptures and searching for truth along with heartfelt prayer prevents me from being deceived by cunning lies most of the time.

Importance of truth/light/intelligence

The reason truth is so important is that truth/light/intelligence is what frees us from the chains of the adversary. Have you heard the saying, “The truth will set you free?” I wrote a previous blog post about this true statement if you would like to check it out. We have to be equipped with proper knowledge so we understand how to arm ourselves against the evil of “control” the adversary seeks.

Conclusion

The majority, if not all people, are exposed to lies mingled with truth but falsely represented as pure light/good through religion, energy work, yoga, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation, and spiritualism of all types making it a challenge (but not an impossibility) to discern between truth and lies.

To learn more about the influences that affect your thoughts and all your thinking, click on the following blog post link:

What Influences Your Thoughts? – Two Things

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