Mental illness and mental disease is about to get much much more rampant.

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Written by Lee Stevenson.

Know the dangers before you get any medical decision. Any wise person would weight the benefits over the risk. They are trying their best to prevent society from seeing the data from this world wide medical experiment and have worked very hard to silence those harmed by the vaccines. I have seen thousands banned on social media for posting about being harmed by the vaccine. Those warning about the dangers have been banned. You only silence people when you have something to hide. The truth defends itself. What data has come out has shown that more are dying who have gotten the vaccines then those who have not. They have a higher all cause mortality rate. In other words those who die from the Covids often times they will lie and state cause of death unknown.

Covid vaccine are also altering peoples brains causing psychosis, mania, depression and many other neurological issues. Lesions on the brain. It has even caused strokes and brain hemorrhages. They also cause prion disease which causes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Vaccines are known to cause brain swelling and the Covid vaccines have been the worse when it comes to damaging the brain then all vaccines combined.

Doctors are trying to report the harm the vaccines are doing but they are being blocked by governments world wide. We are about to see many forms of mental disease and mental illness on a scale we have never seen before. The vaccines cause excess blood clotting which also damages the brain.

So many have died from the covid vaccines they are now developing guidelines on how to do autopsies on those who died from the Covid vaccines. There are thousands of case reports of the covid vaccine damaging the cardiovascular system, causing excess blood clotting , and causing autoimmunity . They falsely claim and epi pen will prevent death. That is not true the person my survive longer but the damage the vaccine has caused them will make them die a slow and miserable death. They will be gas lighted and told most of their symptoms are in their head , or they may be ignored completely. Even medical professionals are having a difficult time reporting adverse reactions to these lethal vaccination.

Whether you get any vaccination is purely your decision but know the dangers before you decide. Weigh if you could live with life long chronic illness as a result. Vaccines are known to cause chronic illness and death. Most are not made aware of the dangers of vaccines and these Covid vaccines have been the most harmful.

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Who should you believe, Dr. Oz or the media?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Why we should defend Dr. Oz and others like him.

I am not writing this because Dr. Oz is a politician. I am writing this because the lies and attacks on him involve natural healing. They promote it as fraudulent when natural healing is much more effective then drugs. Drugs usually cause new health problems and a person ends up having to take medications to treat the symptoms the previous drug has induced causing them to spend more and more money on medications and they end up eventually having to take multiple medications which eventually destroy their health to the point of no return. The lies they are telling about the things Dr. Oz recommends is an attack on natural healing. I have never seen research that shows humans have a drug deficiency. What you will notice is drug manufactures can make claims that are not true about their products , yet those who make claims about certain naturals are dealt with a heavy hand by the FDA. The FDA has been corrupted and gets a lot of funding from the pharmaceutical industry. So if the pharmaceutical industry loses money so does the FDA. The ties between the pharmaceutical industry and governments world wide have become so tight that citizens world wide are now victims of narcissistic abuse as a result of it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/?s=FDA

These are things they are claiming are bogus that Dr. Oz promotes. They claim they are a scam. Well anyone who knows anything about health would know these things are very effective because they reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. He often times will talk about these things helping with weight loss. By now most should know that Obesity is caused by an inflammatory state or metabolic issues. Excess inflammation and excess oxidative stress causes obesity and diabetes. Green coffee bean extract is very effective at blocking the effects of endotoxins , reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. I do not promote one specific supplement because each person is unique and should seek the assistance of a qualified and experienced functional medicine practitioner or naturopath, but up to 80% of modern medicine is based on speculation. Drugs have well known severe side effects. There are clinical trials that support many of the things Dr. Oz talks about that show they can be effective.

Modern medicine only treats the symptoms functional medicine and naturopathic medicine treats the cause of illness. Treating the symptoms keeps people on a medical hamster wheel guaranteeing a life time customers. Treating the cause of illness often times restores ones health so they no longer have to depend on medical treatment. I find it odd that society has come to accept being ill as normal. Chronic illness is more rampant now since people no longer depend on naturals for healing. In times past it was normal to use naturals or diet to prevent and reverse certain illnesses.

The clinical trials on either side are of poor quality and they do not mention in some of them if there were diet changes. For example eating GMO foods or foods high in glyphosate causes obesity and diabetes.

Dr. Oz has promoted green coffee bean extract. I did not see in the clinical trials if they made certain diet changes but they did show green coffee bean extract reduces inflammation and oxidative stress which would help to improve the health of those who are obese or have diabetes. So either way whether for or against naturals. The clinical trials funded from both side of the debate are not factoring everything in. So we need to consider the fact that the body needs nutrients and medications are not a substance the body requires to survive. Many health problems can be linked to nutrient deficiencies or from gut dysbiosis. Medications are known to cause negative alterations in the microbial makeup of the gut. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatories found in certain foods and herbs have proven health benefits.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7018815/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7362645/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315658709_Effects_of_Green_Coffee_Bean_Extract_Supplementation_on_Patients_with_Non-Alcoholic_Fatty_Liver_Disease_A_Randomized_Clinical_Trial

Dr. Oz is called a fraud because he says eating GMO foods is bad for a person’s health . There is a lot of science to support that claim. The BT Toxins produced in GMOs dramatically effect a person’s health and even causes food intolerance that can result in autoimmunity and even inflammation in the brain. They use many farm chemicals on GMO foods which are known to cause chronic illness even when ingested in levels lower then what is considered safe. The fraud being committed is by the governments world wide who have worked to cover these facts up. The negative health effects of GMO foods and foods that have had toxic farm chemicals sprayed on them have been well documented and researched.

Dr. Oz recommended Lavender aroma therapy for restless leg syndrome. Lavender has been shown in clinical trials to improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety and depression. Drugs have well known and documented negative health effects. The herbs or supplements that Dr. Oz recommends have a proven history of being safe and most have even been researched for their toxicity and had no toxic effects to the body.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31655395/

Dr. Oz promotes Trubiotics , he may have financial ties to the company that produces them. But those who promote pharmaceutical products have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry so if we use that standard to accuse someone of being a fraud then pretty much most modern medicine and those who promote it is fraudulent. I do not believe in a person taking one specific probiotic because these need to be taken according to the individuals needs. But I can discuss the health effects of each individual strain of microbes in Trubiotics. Truebiotics contain Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, retinyl acetate (vitamin A 2500 IU), ascorbic acid (vitamin C 60 mg), vitamin E ( dl-alphatocopheryl acetate 30 IU), and sodium 5 mg. I do not like this product because it contains titanium dioxide which has many negative health effects. It also has skim milk powder which could cause problems for some people. That being said lets see what health effects the main ingredients have.

Lactobacillus acidophilus reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing oxidative stress. It improves cholesterol levels in the body. It decreases beta glucuronidase levels which can help prevent hormone imbalance and certain types of cancer. Helps reduce TH17 levels. High levels of TH17 can cause inflammatory diseases and autoimmunity.

Bifidobacterium animalis helps increase fat burning in the body. It helps to prevent bloating in the gut. It increases expression of the antioxidant genes which would help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. It increases Akkermansia munciniphila which is a keystone microbes in the gut known to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes. A munciniphila also kills many types of infectious microbes. B animalis reduces TMAO levels which causes the fish smell disease. TMAO has also been linked to diabetes obesity and age related deterioration in the brain. Helps break down gliaden which would help to prevent intolerance to wheat products.

Retinyl acetate helps increases resistance to measles, helps improve skin health, reduces oxidative stress, inflammation , and can improve eye health. Helps reduce the negative effects of endotoxins produced from infection or from leaky gut.

Most know the beneficial effects of vitamin C so I will not discuss it.

Vitamin E has potent antioxidant effects. Vitamin E helps to prevent ischemia in the body and prevents excess blood clotting. Vitamin E and Vitamin A should be taken together because they compete with each other. Vitamin E deficiency during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, preeclampsia and preterm birth.

Dr. Oz promoted a product called PanTheryx. It is a colostrum and probiotic combination. It also contains Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus planatarum, Lactobacillus paracasei, and Bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis can prevent many types of infection but can cause problems if not taken with another Baccillus species to help keep it in check. So I do not like that they only have Bacillus subtilis and not another species of baccillus in the probiotic.

Colostrum has man proven health benefits. Colostrum is very nutrient dense. It also contains lactoferrin which helps to balance iron levels and fight infection. It also contains growth factors known to prevent obesity and diabetes. Colostrum provide antibioties which can help provide immunity against infection. It improves the health of the gut by stimulating growth of intestinal cells and improves gut health. It helps to prevent leaky gut. Colostrum improves wound healing in the body. It improves cell regeneration throughout the body. Colostrum can increase muscle growth and promotes a lean body type.

I already discussed Bifidobacterium animalis so I will discus the effects of the other probiotics included in Pantheryx. Lactobacillus rhamnosus improves resistance to cancer, prevents diarrhea, improves immune function, helps prevent Candida overgrowth and infections such as E coli. Increases resistance to infections. Improves tryptophan metabolism, blocks the absorption of many toxins into the body, helps to prevent food intolerance or allergies, increases tolerance to stress by reducing stress hormones and improves brain function. Help to maintain immune system balance.

Lactobacillus planatarum has many of the same properties as L rhamnosus. It helps reduce the risk of viral infection and from infections such as E coli, It decreases TMAO levels, it reduces inflammation in the body, helps to maintain immune system balance, it helps to prevent excess fibroid build up in the body which would protect the organs from fibrosis. Improves leptin sensitivity which could help to prevent obesity. Produces GABA which helps improve overall health of the body. Helps to reduce biogenic amines which can cause a histamine like reaction if levels get too high , so it prevents the negative health effects of biogenic amines. Increases antioxidant enzymes in the body.

Lactobacillus paracasei reduces TH17 levels which can help prevent autoimmunity and arthritis. Makes flavonoids more available to the body. Increases IL-37 which improves immune system balance. Helps improve resistance to viral infection. Stimulates opoiod receptors which would reduce pain in the body. Prevents allergies by reducing IgE levels in the body. Decreases beta glucuronidase. Helps prevent bloating by improving the degredation of FOS and GOS in beans and legumes. Improves intestinal health by increasing the guts defenses against infection and improves gut integrity.

Dr. Oz has been paid to promote CellSentials pack. This is no different then the kick back medical professionals and government employees get from the pharmaceutical industry. Yet no one complains about that but they will complain about someone who is promoting things that are much safer then pharmaceutical products. Who stands to profit from discrediting Dr. Oz? It would be the pharmaceutical industry and the political figures they sponsor. CellSentials contains many nutrients most are deficient in now days and it contains many very potent antioxidants. It also has nutrients that support the antioxidant system and many detox pathways in the body. It does seem like overkill to me. I do not like one size fits all supplements. But this supplement would have many health benefits.

Dr. Oz promoted Hepasil designed to improve liver function. Hepasil contains silymarin (milk thistle). It is a potent antioxidant and stimulates many detox enzymes in the body. It also contains lecithin, inositol choline, magnesium oxide, calcium carbonate, it contains many B vitamins that people are deficient in now days such as B12, B6, thiamine, riboflavin and niacinamide. Most know the B vitamins prevent neurological damage and related metabolic issues. B vitamins are also needed by many detox pathways in the body. Magnesium is need by almost every cell of the body and in almost every metabolic process. It is also needed for neurtransmitter balance and function.

Lecithin decreases LDL and increases HDL. Improves white blood cell function, and increases natural killer cells which the body uses to prevent cancer growth. It improves mucus in the gut which would prevent gut inflammation and leaky gut. Improves gall bladder and liver function. Improves skin health by improving skin hydration. It increase saliva production in the mouth. It improves cognitive function and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Choline deficiency can cause fatty liver disease. Choline deficiency during pregnancy can cause the child to be born with birth defects effecting the neurological system. It improves memory and attention span, it improves the metabolism of fats and cholesterol in the body. The body uses fat and cholesterol to fight infection, for cellular repair, to transport nutrients throughout the body and for detoxing the body. Low choline can cause the bile ducts and bile flow to be inhibited. This can cause many chronic health problems. Choline helps to prevent muscle fatigue and pain. Choline prevents excess homocysteine in the body. If homocysteine levels get too high it can cause systemic inflammation, chronic illness, obesity and heart disease.

Inositol helps to balance neurotransmitters in the brain. Helps to prevent depression and anxiety. Has been found to reduce the symptoms of PCOS. Improves metabolic function which helps with diabetes and obesity by improving insulin sensitivity and preventing high glucose levels. Helps with OCD and other brain related dysfunction. Inositol improves respiratory health.

Now when you look at the things Dr. Oz is promoting most of it is nutrients that have proven health benefits. GMO foods, farm chemicals in our foods and many pharmaceutical drugs especially antibiotics are killing the microbes in people guts. The loss of certain microbes in the gut has been shown to cause many types of chronic illness. They falsely accuse him of promoting snake oil remedies. These things have proven health benefits. The pharmaceutical industry has a long criminal history and a history of corruption. Governments world wide have been caught colluding with the pharmaceutical industry to cover up the harm they are doing and the damage the pharmaceutical products do to people. So who are you going to believe. You cannot believe the media, most of their funding comes from the pharmaceutical industry. They are not going to bite the hand that feeds them.

I do not endorse or would I even recommend the products Dr. Oz promotes because I do not believe there is a one size fits all supplement. Each person needs should be addressed on an individual bases. But the products he promotes do have many health benefits and a lot safer tract record then pharmaceutical products. Why is the media and politicians attacking Dr. Oz so much? Could it be because he poses a threat to their pocket books? He is making people aware of the things that can truly bring healing. When people learn they can heal they get off the medical hamster wheel which cuts into the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry’s profits. Many have been falsely led to believe illness is a part of life and people have become so indoctrinated to believe those things that they actually call the pharmaceutical products such as drugs “my medicine”. Why do they not consider food and nutrients for healing and say “my vitamins” or “my minerals”. Because they have been indoctrinated to believe the true source of health is not the answer to their health problems and the media has thoroughly convinced them that the pharmaceutical industry will save the. The results of that , is chronic illness is rampant on the earth like it has never occurred before.

They do not question doctors and it has been proven that 80% of modern medical treatment is based on speculation and often times they speculate incorrectly. Medical error is the third leading cause of death. Now add to that fact people have had adverse reactions to medications and vaccines which have cause many deaths. Adverse reactions to vaccines and adverse reactions to drugs are rarely reported so the deaths from them are most likely much higher then we are led to believe. So modern medicine is most likely the leading cause of death in the world. When you consider all these things who really is the snake oil salesmen. It would seem like the medical industry and pharmaceutical industry is the number one promoters of snake oil remedies.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/11/lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science/308269/

https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-04-06-pfizer-fda-knew-antibody-dependent-enhancement-vaccinated.html

So we need to ask, who should we believe a person promoting nutrients known to have many health benefits or someone who trust and believes the pharmaceutical industry and corrupt government entities? We all need to make money to survive. I would rather someone made money from promoting healthy things then someone who falsely labels nutrients as snake oil while never mentioning the harm that modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry are causing.

Why isn’t society asking why?

written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Chronic illness used to be rare. Now people have come to accept it as a normal part of life. I do not understand why they are not questioning things and wondering why this is the case now days. Cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease are rampant. So many new types of chronic illness have been springing up there are new diseases with new name springing up left and right. Why would these diseases no one every heard of or seen before start happening? Why isn’t society asking why? Since the introduction of the Covid vaccine people are dying suddenly of cardiac failure , liver failure and kidney failure on a level never seen before in history. Many of they are very young. People are developing types of cancer that medical professionals have never seen before. They are saying it is the most aggressive and fastest growing cancer they have ever seen since they have introduced the Covid vaccines. Why are people not asking why? There are many things we should be questioning and should have been before they introduced the Covid vaccines.

They tell us that nitrite and nitrate will cause cancer we should avoid eating it. It is needed to protect the body in many ways and a deficiency can cause ischemia to organs in the body leading to organ damage and brain damage. It can also cause obesity and metabolic diseases. Low nitric oxide makes a person very prone to infection. Low nitric oxide causes cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Who profits from all these illnesses? You have to consider many of the government organizations world wide get most of their funding to do research from the pharmaceutical industry. Political figures world wide get most of their funding from the pharmaceutical industry. So who are they going to protect the citizen or the one who is keeping them in power?

They tell us that cholesterol and fat are bad for us. Every cell in the body needs fat and cholesterol. The heart and brain cannot function without fat and cholesterol. The brain is made up of at least 60% fat and cholesterol. The body uses fat as it’s main source of energy. If it does not get enough fats the mitochondria start to become dysfunctional, they start relying on glucose for energy which can cause systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. Cholesterol is one of the most potent antioxidants. Studies have shown those with lower LDL die younger and are more prone to mental decline when they age. If LDL is high it indicates the antioxidant system is working but the body is fighting something whether it is a toxin, infection, injury from a pharmaceutical product or even stress. If your under a lot of stress or have an infection or have been exposed to a toxin and your LDL remains low then you have a much higher risk of mortality because it indicates your antioxidant system may not be working. Reducing LDL instead of addressing the problem causes the brain to shrink, damages the heart and many other organs and rapidly speeds up aging. Who profits from this?

Society has been indoctrinated to be afraid of germs. They have found those who get certain infections like zika, measles, or chicken pox have a higher resistance to developing cancer and allergies. Certain pharmaceutical products that are supposed to protect you from those supposed dangerous infections do the opposite they make you more prone to developing cancer and allergies. Who profits from this? Do you give government entities money to do research? The political figures world wide are not going to bite the hand that feeds them. They are going to continue to help those who put them in power , have a steady supply of customers so they can guarantee their political careers are more secure. Go against the pharmaceutical industry and you have pretty much guaranteed political suicide. They make people paranoid of dirt but dirt is were we get our microbes that protect our brain, keep our microbes in our gut balanced and prevent infections. Who profits from all of this?

The biotech industry is owned by the pharmaceutical industry. Our food supply has become severely toxic. The governments world wide know this but do all they can to protect the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. They only care about power and money. The political figures who do go against the biotech or pharmaceutical industry will not remain in power long. We got to see the power and authority the pharmaceutical industry has with the Covid pandemic. They easily got things forced on people and rights taken away. Peoples greed for power and money has blinded them to the fact that they are powerless without the pharmaceutical industry. They will have to face God for putting their faith in man and not God and caving to the sinful will of the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. God does not take excuses for answers. So ultimately they will pay for what they are doing.

I remember a time where people died in their sleep and lived a life pretty free of suffering. Chronic illness is so rampant now that most die a slow and miserable death. Many have come to accept this as normal. Cancer and autoimmunity used to be rare now it is common and people don’t even think twice when someone has cancer or autoimmune disease. When I was younger it was even rare for elderly to be on a medication now going by statistics up to 80% of U.S. citizens are on a medication. Medications only address the symptoms they do not address the cause of illness. Medications usually damage the body causing a person to eventually rely on multiple medications. They get people on medical hamster wheels by damaging them with their vaccines, medications, farm chemical, GMO foods and then they have life time customers who die slow miserable deaths. Why have people come to accept these things as normal?

They are challenging vaccine mandates and winning.

Written by Lee Stevenson,

Many are challenging the vaccine mandates and winning. Some have been awarded money. Since the data is coming out showing those who got the Covid vaccine had a much much higher mortality rate and a much much higher rate of infection people are winning their vaccine lawsuits. My question now is can the social media companies be sued for lying about the safety and efficacy of the Covid vaccines? They influenced many to get the vaccine with their lies. So many have been harmed by their lies. Should they not be held accountable? I would say more people need to start lawyering up. Even states are being sued and losing.

I would not be surprised if those injured or harmed by the vaccines start suing the social media sites because they were lying about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines. If someone based their decision to get the vaccine based on the misinformation the social media sites promoted, because they censored information that showed the harm being done, it seems they most likely can be sued also. Information already came out showing that the social media site were deliberately censoring information when people where warning about the harm the vaccines were doing.

Won ten million.

https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/first-settlement-reached-for-health-care-workers-in-lawsuit-filed-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate/article_e3f481fc-0f69-11ed-b66a-7bfa6c871c9f.html

https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2022/01/28/arizona-businesses-with-vaccine-mandates-would-face-500k-lawsuits-under-gop-proposal

Even states are being sued and losing. https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-supreme-court-reinstates-all-employees-fired-being-unvaccinated-orders-backpay?fbclid=IwAR0y7TDoxDqQOnnzs8Ws6G606JDoLswxYaD0Myjii8yTC3IupFIgfCLajho

https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-bill-employers-compensate-workers-fired-vaccine

Vaccine mandate lawsuits can be defeated.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/saint-vincent-health-center-pay-300000-settle-eeoc-religious-accommodation-lawsuit

Court decided government cannot force vaccine mandates. It is why private businesses are being sued and having to pay millions

https://ago.mo.gov/home/news/2021/11/29/court-halts-biden-administration-s-healthcare-worker-vaccine-mandate-following-lawsuit-from-missouri-attorney-general

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/01/03/navy-seals-vaccine-mandate-lawsuit/

https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/numerous-states-win-lawsuits-against-federal-vaccine-mandates

https://www.heritage.org/courts/commentary/court-delivers-win-military-members-denied-religious-exemptions-pentagon-vaccine

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-30/n-y-must-give-religious-exemption-for-healthcare-worker-vaccine

https://www.yahoo.com/video/loyola-university-students-win-battle-110000956.html

https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/article_dcc3db66-22f3-11ec-bcb0-c32b7582cf7a.html

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/news/releases/paxton-successfully-sues-vaccine-mandating-school-district

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-01-26/los-angeles-charter-school-sued-over-student-covid-19-vaccine-mandate

https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/vaccine-mandate-for-healthcare-workers-blocked-in-10-states

https://www.hrdive.com/news/george-mason-university-grants-vaccine-exemption-following-profs-lawsuit/605382/

https://www.hklaw.com/en/insights/publications/2021/12/federal-court-grants-nationwide-injunction-against-government

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/13/politics/military-covid-vaccine-religious-exemption-marines/index.html

https://www.augustachronicle.com/story/news/2021/12/07/judge-halts-enforcement-covid-vaccination-mandate-federal-contractors/6419093001/

Many states are fighting back on covid vaccine mandates see if yours is.

https://www.huschblackwell.com/newsandinsights/50-state-update-on-pending-legislation-pertaining-to-employer-mandated-vaccinations

https://www.mlive.com/broncos/2021/11/western-michigan-university-reaches-settlement-in-lawsuit-over-covid-19-vaccine-mandate-for-athletes.html

https://www.govconwire.com/2022/04/appeals-court-raises-uncertainty-over-federal-contractor-vaccine-mandate/

Now that the data is coming out showing that the vaccines were the number one cause of death lawsuits are being won.

https://vector-news.github.io/editorials/CausalAnalysisReport_html.html

Vaccinated 8x more likely to be infected. Covid vaccine dramatically increases risk of death and infection not just from Covid but many types of infection.

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Situationsberichte/Wochenbericht/Wochenbericht_2021-12-30.pdf?__blob=publicationFile

Vaccines actually have a negative efficacy, meaning they make you more prone to infection.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-vaccines-lead-to-new-infections-and-mortality-the-evidence/5746393

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm

Thousands of deaths and the many ways the Covid vaccine kill people. They re calling it sudden adult death syndrome or cause of death unknown when people die from the Covid vaccine.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-09-14-science-vaccinated-protected-unvaccinated-impossible-vaccines-work.html

The media tried to paint vaccines in a positive light. That did not go well because they wanted people to tell their stories about loved ones who died from not getting the vaccine. They got flooded with people commenting saying they are watching people die from the vaccine.

How lying, deception and immorality effect the minds and a person’s health.

Written by Lee Stevenson

People can deliberately suppress memories of guilt from deception, lying or doing something immoral. But it comes at a price it effects and even starts damaging the brain causing personality alterations, changes in behavior and it negatively impacts their health.

These is not to be taken ans something to diagnose someone with or treat them or oneself. Therapist are best for healing mentally. I am writing this so people can be aware when they start seeing changes in others behavior, but you should not assume because they show some of the symptoms they are being deceptive, lying are being immoral. Some illnesses and toxins can cause some of these symptoms. This usually occurs suddenly and more and more of the symptoms occur with the longer the suppress the guilt or memories of guilt.

Ever notice those people who are prejudice , or who may steal or may commit immoral sexual acts. They cannot recall the things they have done. It is called ethical amnesia. They develop cognitive dissonance because they do not want to admit that they were capable of such things and they conflict with their own self image of who they believe they are morally. They intentionally suppress their memories of guilt. These ones will be ale to recall all the days events but not the time that the immoral act took place. They have memory gaps and cannot tell you all that occurred. For example if a wife spent time with another man. And she committed infidelity. She would remember all the things she did that day but would have memory lapses of the times the event took place that caused the guilt.

These ones subconsciously try to cleanse or remove their guilt by being more prosocial. They will start doing many acts of charity and kindness. They are trying to restore the image they perceived of themselves. They will start speaking out for victims such as children who have been sexually abused or wives who have been abused. They stop talking about their lives in fear it will bring back the memories of guilt or that something they say will expose their guilt and they will have to face it. Even though they have suppressed the memories of guilt they will have Freudian slips of things that can revel they are suppressing guilt surrounding something.

But you may say we all do that. The difference is those ones continually put themselves in positions to fail morally. They also continue to have more and more memory lapses it takes a lot of mental energy to suppress guilt. They will often times start being paranoid and start thinking everyone is out to get them and start pushing people away except those involved with approving of their immoral behavior. They will surround themselves who approve of immoral behavior to make themselves feel they are no different them anyone else and may even be better morally.

If someone does something that reminds them of their guilt they will get angry at them attack them , hate them and resent them. Studies have shown this damages the mind and they continue to lead double lives but the morally decline more and more. They start believing rules and morals do not apply to them. They make up stories that others are the cause of their unhappiness and the convince themselves of it. It becomes easier and easier for them to lie and believe their own lies. This cause even more moral decline. Sadly the quality of their friends continues to decrease as their morals decrease. They stat comparing their morality to others and start looking for flaws in others to make themselves feel like their actions were not immoral and that they are more moral then others. The decline in their morals is a result of them losing their ability to learn from past errors causing them to make even more immoral decisions.

Lying takes a toll on their health because in suppressing the lies they are still aware of the consequences subconsciously so it keep their limbic system upregulated and their HPA upregalted which has dramatic negative effects on their health. In time their minds can adjust to lying and the limbic system and HPA will normalize but the negative effect of them supressing their memory causes them to not only become more deceptive to themselves and others but they lose the ability to detect when someone is is being deceptive or lying. The person’s lies eventually come out even it they suppressed the memory . To try and cover for that lie they have to tell more lies until eventually most will lose trust in them because it become clear they are an untruthful and non remorseful person. People will start avoiding them and distancing themselves from them.

When people have done something that makes them feel shame and guilt. They sometimes will go into a state of denial and avoidance. They avoid, deflect, create fantasies and experience frequent episodes of anger, they will refuse to look at fact and this habit can carry over to other areas of their life not just with the act them committed to make them feel guilt, they also experience psychological projection. This is to try and hide the pain, and trauma from realizing what the long term effects of their actions would be if their immoral act is found out.

Psychological projection is a result of the person trying to disown a part of themselves they do not like, it is a form of self denial. They will blame shift, start shame dumping trying to humiliate the victim, they will over idealize things such as animals or even people. They will refuse to look at the fact. Narcissist and those with Border Line personality disorder are the most prone to doing this.

They project their guilt on others accusing them of what they are actually guilty of. They feel vulnerable because of what they have done so they start bullying the victim. This usually comes from them being insecure or fearing what they may lose because of their actions. This makes them develop disassociative personality disorder, if they do not admit their guilt or continue to add to their guilt. Meaning they may develop two personalities. They can experience amnesia of the events of the immoral acts they had done, they will have gaps in memory, lose their sense of identity to will seek out people with qualities they like and try to imitate them to establish their identity. They have a reduced emotional response, so cannot connect emotionally with others. They compartmentalize their thoughts. They separate their thoughts from their feelings and also thoughts that are not compatible with what they think such as thoughts of guilt. They lose the concept of who they are and their ability of self assessment. Self assessment is how we identify what we like and what we do not like, what we feel is right and what we feel is wrong. They become people pleasers in and attempt to reestablish their identity. They could even experience a change in the sex they identify with. This is in an effort to try and hide the guilt and shame. It is also an attempt to hide the guilt because they fear what the long term outcome will be if they get caught. This is also a sign of being neurotic.

Manipulation and responsibility avoidance. They will create false stories to try and make the victim believe what they saw is not what had occurred. They well act surprised or offended and even angry that it was suggested they had done it. They are hoping the person has insecurities or self doubt. If they do then it can provoke guilt and shame in them, this causes the victim to false reason and start believing they were wrong even though they were right in their assessment. If lying and excuses do not work they will start diverting the blame and making excuses this is involved in impression management.

Impression management the more they do this, the more difficult it gets. They have to remember all the excuses, lies and deception they have done. This causes them to start forgetting things and become easily confused. So if something is sprung upon them quickly they have a difficult time separating the guilt, and suppression of the memories of guilt in their brain making them more prone to slipping up.

They use impression management to persuade people to think a certain way. This is where the increase in their sexual activities come in. Because of their suppression of the guilt memories and has increased other areas of the brain causing them to start seeking out multiple sex partners, because they cannot get joy from little things anymore they start getting thrills from the ability to manipulate and deceive people. This causes them to mostly feel anger and envy especially towards their victim or anyone who could remind them of their guilt even the person they may have committed the immoral act with. They are cool and calm if they believe they are deceiving someone but if they cannot deceive that person then they get very angry towards that person and may even hate them. They lose the ability to feel remorse or shame so their morality declines and so does their empathy and compassion. At this point they try to give people gifts, fake showing them positive emotions, and even act like they are concerned for them. If these things do not get the person to do their will then they will experience their full furry. They will have many people they do this with. They will do everything they can to gain power over them even using sex to draw them in. These ones are the ones who will excessively complement someone. They are trying to convince those around them that they are the greatest. They get very good at hiding who they really are but in private around their families . They can be very mentally and physically abusive. They become very sensitive if someone points out a short coming and will severely attack them and even get violent with them. Anyone they feel can expose their guilt they will smear their reputation and push them out of their life. They go to extremes to try to make it look like they have integrity, and will self promote their integrity.

If all else fails they will try to use anger and intimidation. They will threaten people. Try to put them in a vulnerable postions. They develop many defensive and assertive strategies that usually are subtle and not obvious. They will do things like shaming and belittling someone and pretend like it is a joke to down play what they are really doing. If it comes to solving a problem together they will try to make the other person look as if they are unreasonable or not cooperative. In actuality they are they want the person they are disagreeing with to surrender to their terms. They do this in an effort to make the victim admit everything was their fault and they will not acknowledge their own guilt. They will do things to try to make you feel inferior such as pointing out your short comings and even fabricating them and using errors you made in the past as evidence. They may even us that as evidence that you have a mental illness. We all show since of mental illness at one time or another it is when these symptoms persist over a very long period of time it is a problem . Stress , trauma or illness can all cause us to have mental issues at times. But those who are mentally ill the symptoms last much longer and are more pronounced.

It is all about control so they try to shape your personality and how you think to be like theirs. If they do something that is offensive to you are disrespect you they will accuse you of being too sensitive. They will never apologize because they feel nor remorse or guilt. If you ever meet someone who does not apologize no matter what , it does not matter how nice they are be very careful. When they have been guilty of an immoral act they will try to get you to over think it. Do not do that it will cause you to become confused, which is what they want. If they see you are not thinking about it then they will try to do things to keep your thought focus and over thinking things. If you make them justify why they are reacting the way they do and why they feel the way they do, it usually shuts them down because they know they cannot, they sometime throw things at someone to try and convince them they do not deserve to have any guilt , usually it is pretty obvious. Best to walk away because when that fails they will resort to violence. All these things they are doing is because they are trying to maintain their self esteem.

Situational avoidance they will avoid people and place or activities that could remind them of their guilt.

Cognitive avoidance they deliberately turn their minds , thoughts and memories and avoid thinking about them to suppress their guilt. It is a conscious decision, so they are deliberately choosing to block the memories and lie to themselves. They will do things to try and distract themselves so they will not think about those thoughts. They will take an interest in things and try developing hobbies or get pets to distract themselves.

They will also use toxic positivety. They They will try to convince themselves things are better then they are. They feel insure because they realize the bad outcome and long term effects that their immorality can cause if they are found out. There are things they will refuse to discuss problems or concerns because it is not in compliance with the positive view they have. They blame others for the problems they created and refuse to hold themselves accountable. If they did then it would disprove the false image they have developed of themselves of being moral. They will believe others problems or struggles are their fault because they did not try hard enough or they somehow failed, or are flawed. They have difficulty expressing emotions when they are at this point. They cannot handle stress or unpleasant thoughts because it takes a lot of the brains resources to suppress the guilt and the memories of guilt. They will avoid things that can remind them of their guilt. They will refuse to acknowledge problems and struggle to cope with them especially if they are hit with a new unexpected problem. This can cause them to feel powerless and can make their guilt and shame return resulting in depression and anxiety.

They also will fantasize and day dream a lot as part of their toxic positivety. To avoid their guilt they will start playing out different scenarios in their head of problems and how they can gain control over them. They are not about solving problems but about controlling them. They may day dream on how they can protect their reputation as things are found out. How they could manipulate things so the victim looks like the villain.

Somatic avoidance they will avoid things that bring them joy. Lose the ability to feel remorse, guilt or shame. These are replaced with anger, sadness, resentment, frustration, depression extreme grief. They do this in an effort to exchange the feeling of guilt and shame. This is substitution avoidance.

Substitution avoidance is to avoid feelings of guilt or shame. They replace the feeling of remorse, guilt and shame with anger, resentment, hatred, sadness, depression, and grief. They also try to releive their guilt by increasing their immoral sexual activities which only farther increases their guilt but they have learn to suppress it so it gets easier and easier for them to cross the lines of immorality. They also find other distraction like painting the house. Getting pets, developing a hobby. Sometimes they turn to drugs, and alcohol or develop and addictive type compulsive behavior such as gambling.

When all else fails they will start blaming and accusing the victim and others for the negative effects their immorality had on their lives. They will accuse the victim, people they associate with. They do this and many other things like blame shifting to try and convince themselves their immoral act was not their fault or was justified. They will refuse to play and down play the severity of what they have done. They will start looking for shorting comings and flaws in others in order to make them feel better about themselves.

This is sad because their morals decline more and more. They surround themselves with people who have lower morals and compare themselves to them. As their morals decline they have to choose friends with even lower morals. Eventually they reach the scum at the bottom of the barrel. Usually by then they have experienced violence, have gotten sexually transmitted diseases and was in dangerous situations that almost cost their live many times if they survive that long.

Studies have shown if they confess their guilt , and face it their brain can heal and they can become trust worthy and honest again. Studies have shown that partial confession actually damages the brain more then fully confessing. Their ability to recognize moral boundaries can be restored and their ability to inhibit immoral behavior becomes restore. Also their ability to learn from past error is restored , and they learn to be more cautious when it comes to things pertaining to morality. When their actions show they have truly turned their life around many of their friends and families trust in time can be restored. That note was based on my experience and when I had tried to suppress my guilt.

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How repressed or suppressed guilt effects the mind.

Written by Lee Stevenson.

Guilt helps us recognize when we have done something wrong and guides us to taking corrective actions so we do not commit the error again. Suppressing guilt by willfully forgetting the sin that they committed causes damage to the brain and the body. There is a lot of research supporting this. The science has validated what the bible has already taught us. The brain damage gets worse and worse the more the person refuses to remember the guilt and holds onto it. By not repenting it damages their brain and body more and more. They also lose the ability to tell right from wrong causing more and more moral decline. they will take many steps to try to feel they have done no wrong such as increasing acts of charity and kindness, paying more attention to external appearance of themselves and the things around them become obsessed with them looking perfect. The friends they choose will become lower and lower in morality because by surrounding themselves with those who are less moral , they compare themselves and in their minds they say , I am not that bad of a person. But because their morals will continue to decline so will the friends they select, they will select friends who are more and more immoral. They will look at others short comings and pick at them about it that have more morals then they do to try and convince themselves they are morally ok. They well start hating and resenting those who have more morals then they do, even family and start pushing them away.

The problem with suppressing guilt the more guilt someone suppresses the more lies they have to defend until they become suspicious of any questions and will attack a person for asking you questions. This is because they realize how easily they could slip up and reveal something. They will down play what they did and consider it a laps in judgment but those lapses get easier and easier . To the point they no longer feel remorse or guilt but actually view those trying to point out their error as their enemy and in doing so because their actions towards them , they have made them their enemies in their minds. This longer the suppressed guilt is not dealt with the more they will project their negative emotions on others and lash out at them for the littlest things. They are sad in a worldly way, of what they have lost because of their sin. They are not sad in a good way and that means of the loss of being closer to God.

To compensate they will become obsessed with image and how things appear in an attempt to be viewed as righteous to others. They will become obsessed with thier appearance, they will try to use a tone of voice that seems kind to appear to be kind, they will start trying to control everything around them.

Eventually when they have reached the bottom they will take pride in wrong doing and how well they have gotten at hiding it. But they are not hiding it, those aware of their spiritual condition will start trying to distance themselves from them. The only ones they will fool are those in the same low spiritual state. They will see their spiritual state and take advantage of it. (Habakkuk 2:4)  4 Look at the one who is proud; He is not upright within himself. But the righteous one will live by his faithfulness.

King David suppressed his guilt. He had a harsher judgment of others because of his suppressed guilt. It resulted in God punishing David in front of everyone. Because king David do not easily admit his guilt it brought more severe punishment on him .

God would not bless Cain because he was refusing to admit he was sinning. There are many examples of this occurring, people chose to suppress their guilt. This causes them to hate the ones who are righteous. Resulting in them attacking and hating those who are. This is why Cain killed Able.

David did pay the consequences for his sin but God forgive him when he repented thus preserved his life.

Studies have shown repressed memories of guilt ruins your mental and physical health. Causes depression, poor memory , anger , violent tendencies, arrogant attitude which presents as someone looking down on others and seeking out their imperfections and short comings lead to depression and a loss of self identity. It is also them to have unwanted intrusive thoughts. This is because they made their battle to return to God much more difficult. (Luke 11:24-26) 24 “When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through waterless places in search of a resting-place, and after finding none, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I moved.’ 25 And on arriving, it finds the house swept clean and adorned. 26 Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and after getting inside, they dwell there. So the final circumstances of that man become worse than the first.”

They will start seeing the wicked as good and even downplay their wickedness, essentially acquitting the wicked and actually find pleasure in it and are learning to hate those who adhere to God’s word. They can fool those who do not know their bibles well. But those who do their actions will show those how remain righteous who the person really is. Sadly they will try to help them , and it will cause them to lash out at them and be resentful and hateful towards them. These one may appear to have a form of Godly devotion but because of their repressed sin they will fear God’s great day of judgment.

On a science level repressing and suppressing memories of guilt makes the frontal cortex shrink, and it continues to shrink until eventually starts causing lose of cognitive function, brain fog, dementia, loss of motor skills causing clumsiness, loss of self identity. When they try to think who They are they do not know. They will lose the ability to switch between thoughts or ideas, causing them to become easily confused. They will lose the ability to understand another persons point of view. they will lose the ability to control emotions so anger, frustration, excitement will become exaggerated.

The bible validates the science. (Daniel 4:31, 32) 31 While the word was yet in the king’s mouth, a voice came down from the heavens: “To you it is being said, O King Neb·u·chad·nezʹzar, ‘The kingdom has gone away from you, 32 and from mankind you are being driven away. With the beasts of the field your dwelling will be, and you will be given vegetation to eat just like bulls, and seven times will pass over you, until you know that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind and that he grants it to whomever he wants.. . .

(Deuteronomy 28:32-34) 32 Your sons and your daughters will be given to another people while you look on, and you will always long for them, but your hands will be powerless. 33 The fruitage of your ground and all that you produce will be eaten by a people whom you have not known, and you will always be defrauded and crushed. 34 You will be driven mad by what your eyes see.

They lose the ability to even recognize when they are sinning.(Proverbs 5:3-6)  3 For the lips of a wayward woman drip like a honeycomb, And her mouth is smoother than oil.  4 But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood And as sharp as a two-edged sword.  5 Her feet descend into death. Her steps lead straight to the Grave.  6 She gives no thought to the path of life. Her course wanders, but she does not know where.

Their health will decline mentally and physically. But if they repent they can heal. (James 5:14, 15) 14 Is there anyone sick among you? Let him call the elders of the congregation to him, and let them pray over him, applying oil to him in the name of Jehovah. 15 And the prayer of faith will make the sick one well, and Jehovah will raise him up. Also, if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. , (Proverbs 3:7, 8)  7 Do not become wise in your own eyes. Fear Jehovah and turn away from bad.  8 It will be a healing to your body And refreshment for your bones. , (Psalm 38:5-8)  5 My wounds stink and fester Because of my foolishness.  6 I am distressed and extremely downcast; I walk around sad all day long.  7 There is a burning within me; My whole body is sick.  8 I have grown numb and become completely crushed; My anguished heart makes me groan aloud.

(James 2:10, 11) 10 For if anyone obeys all the Law but makes a false step in one point, he has become an offender against all of it. 11 For the one who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” If, now, you do not commit adultery but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of law.

(2 Corinthians 7:9, 10) 9 now I rejoice, not because you were just saddened, but because you were saddened into repenting. For you were saddened in a godly way, so that you suffered no harm because of us. 10 For sadness in a godly way produces repentance leading to salvation, leaving no regret; but the sadness of the world produces death.

(2 Samuel 12:5, 6) 5 At this David grew very angry against the man, and he said to Nathan: “As surely as Jehovah is living, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 And he should pay for the lamb four times over, because he did this and showed no compassion.”

(2 Samuel 12:7) 7 Then Nathan said to David: “You are the man! This is what Jehovah the God of Israel says: ‘I myself anointed you as king over Israel, and I rescued you from the hand of Saul.

(2 Samuel 12:11, 12) . . .This is what Jehovah says: ‘Here I am bringing against you calamity from within your own house; and before your own eyes, I will take your wives and give them to another man, and he will lie down with your wives in broad daylight. 12 Although you acted in secret, I will do this in front of all Israel and in broad daylight.’”

(Proverbs 22:8) Whoever sows unrighteousness will reap disaster, And the rod of his fury will come to its end.

(Romans 8:13) for if you live according to the flesh, you are sure to die; but if you put the practices of the body to death by the spirit, you will live.

(Romans 2:13-16) . . .. 14 For when people of the nations, who do not have law, do by nature the things of the law, these people, although not having law, are a law to themselves. 15 They are the very ones who demonstrate the matter of the law to be written in their hearts, while their conscience is bearing witness with them, and by their own thoughts they are being accused or even excused. 16 This will take place in the day when God through Christ Jesus judges the secret things of mankind, according to the good news I declare.

(Genesis 4:3-7) . . .. 4 But Abel brought some firstlings of his flock, including their fat. While Jehovah looked with favor on Abel and on his offering, 5 he did not look with any favor on Cain and on his offering. So Cain grew hot with anger and was dejected. 6 Then Jehovah said to Cain: “Why are you so angry and dejected? 7 If you turn to doing good, will you not be restored to favor? But if you do not turn to doing good, sin is crouching at the door, and its craving is to dominate you; but will you get the mastery over it?”

(Genesis 4:8) 8 After that Cain said to his brother Abel: “Let us go over into the field.” So while they were in the field, Cain assaulted his brother Abel and killed him.

(2 Samuel 13:11-18) . . .” 12 But she said to him: “No, my brother! Do not humiliate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing. 13 How could I live down my shame? And you will be regarded as one of the disgraceful men in Israel. Now speak, please, to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.” 14 But he refused to listen to her, and he overpowered her and humiliated her by raping her. 15 Then Amʹnon began hating her with a very intense hatred, so that his hatred for her became greater than the love he had felt for her. Amʹnon said to her: “Get up; go away!” 16 At this she said to him: “No, my brother, for sending me away now is worse than what you have done with me!” But he refused to listen to her. 17 With that he called his young attendant and said: “Get this person out of my presence, please, and lock the door behind her.” 18 (Now she was wearing a special robe, for those were the garments that the virgin daughters of the king wore.) So his attendant led her outside, and he locked the door behind her.

(Psalm 32:1-3) 32 Happy is the one whose transgression is pardoned, whose sin is covered.  2 Happy is the man whom Jehovah does not charge with guilt, In whose spirit there is no deceit.  3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away because of my groaning all day long.

(Proverbs 17:15) 15 Anyone who acquits the wicked one and anyone who condemns the righteous one —Both of them are detestable to Jehovah.

(Proverbs 17:15) 15 Anyone who acquits the wicked one and anyone who condemns the righteous one —Both of them are detestable to Jehovah.

(John 8:44-47) 44 You are from your father the Devil, and you wish to do the desires of your father. That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie. 45 Because I, on the other hand, tell you the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Who of you convicts me of sin? If I speak truth, why is it that you do not believe me? 47 The one who is from God listens to the sayings of God. This is why you do not listen, because you are not from God.”

(1 John 1:8-10) 8 If we make the statement, “We have no sin,” we are misleading ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we make the statement, “We have not sinned,” we are making him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(Proverbs 28:13, 14) 13 The one covering over his transgressions will not succeed, But whoever confesses and abandons them will be shown mercy. 14 Happy is the man who is always on guard, But whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

(2 Samuel 12:13) 13 David then said to Nathan: “I have sinned against Jehovah.” Nathan replied to David: “Jehovah, in turn, forgives your sin. You will not die.

(Hebrews 10:26, 27) 26 For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, 27 but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition. . .

Lyme Brain.

Written by Lee Stevenson.

The brain can heal but it takes someone very experienced to heal the brain from Lyme. Something not mentioned lyme can cause thrombosis that inhibits blood flow throughout the body. Covid and the covid vaccine can also cause many of these things to occur. The issues in the brain caused by Lyme is referred to as neuroborreliosis. Gut dysbiosis, mold exposure, many other infections especially herpes, and toxin exposure can cause much of this to occur but Lyme seems to really hit the brain. Many vaccine can cause this to occur.

Infection causes many of these things to occur. It can also occur in gut dysbiosis , tick born illness especially Lyme disease causes the most severe symptoms. I am going to discuss how the brain is effected by Lyme disease but keep in mind other infections and the things I mentioned can also cause these things to occur.

Somnolence which is excess sleepiness. This is caused by the brain swelling and many other injuries to the brain. A person will feel excessively sleepy no matter how much they sleep.

Insomnia difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Those who have had lyme call this wired but tired.

Emotional lability short emotional outburst, sudden episodes of laughing or crying. Over response to things emotionally. This can be caused by the brain inflammation or brain ischemia. Lyme causes both. Lyme can cause extreme episodes of depression.

Lyme causes impaired memory and concentration this is from the inflammation, damage to the brain and sometimes the ischemia.

Dementia impairments in memory , thinking, emotional problems, issues with language processing. Psychological symptoms can include depression, psychotic hallucinations and delusions, apathy, and anxiety. The most commonly affected areas include memory, visuospatial function affecting perception and orientation, language, attention and problem solving.

Lyme causes brain lesions which damages many areas of the brain.

Lymphocytic meningitis severe headache, possible fever, photophobia(light intolerance or light sensitivity) and meningism (swollen meningism usually causes neck stiffness, when severe it can cause severe swelling at back of the neck). Stiffness in knees, change in appetite, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness, non-blanching rash (skin lesions that do not fade when glass is pressed to the.)

Cranial neuritis blurred vision, Bell’s palsy, tingling and numbness in various areas, skin sensitive to touch. Week or paralyzed muscles, visual changes like blurred or double vision, issues with hearing.

Radiculopathy pinching of nerve in spinal cord. This can effect a variety of areas , it causes weakness or numbness in limbs, can cause pain and tingling. There will be pain in the area the spinal cord is pinched. Pain in and around the chest while breathing.

Hemorrages in the brain. Bleeding in the brain.

Myelitis inflammation in nerves that causes pain, tingling in extremities, loss of strength in extremities, loss of feeling, pain in area myelitis has occurred. Could cause problems with bowel or bladder control. And can develop a fever.

Vasculitis which can result in stroke. This is inflammation in the blood vessels which results in inhibited blood flow. This can cause headaches, fatigue, weight loss, aches and pains throughout the body. Can cause pain after eating and cause stomach ulcers. Can cause numbness in hands or feet, you can develop shortness of breath and even cough up blood, and bleeding under the skin which can cause skin lesions.

Brain atrophy the brain pretty much starts dying.

Brain calcification calcium deposits in blood vessels in the brain which severely effects how it functions. This can cause movement disorders, mental dysfunction, muscle rigidity and muscle trembling. It can cause uncontrolled movement of the limbs, difficulty swallowing, decline in intellectual function, impaired speech, headaches, severe dizziness, seizures and either the inability to urinate or excessive urination.

We all need to learn to protect our temporal junction.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I have not edited this but I will try to make corrections later. It took me many days and hours to research this. When it comes to the human brain and how it functions it can be very difficult to determine which research is valid and which is not. So it can be very mentally taxing to learn about it. I will say this study has taught me a lot about others and myself and how we can all make better decisions. Keep in mind this is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes . If you are not well seek the aid of a qualified professional with proven experience and success. Learning these things can better help use make wiser decisions and even better understand if we were seeking therapy because we could better understand if the person we chose is going to help us heal or is going to only try and tell us what we want to hear to avoid hurting our feelings or causing conflict which will not help a person to heal.

I am going to discuss the temporal junction and how all of us are effected by it’s dysfunction at one time in our life. This can cause a dramatic change in our behavior and thinking. This can lead to decisions that can dramatically effect our lives and others negatively and it can last a life time. Hypoactivity of the temporal junction can be caused by our own thinking or by external stimulus and people. When we have hypoactivation we tend to be easier to manipulate, we have an exaggerated view of our abilities and importance , we can become manipulative and deceptive. We become goal driven so will pretty much cross many moral boundaries and dangers and ignore the consequences. The end results can cause TJ fatiuge which causes a total loss of self identity and total loss of being able to identify when something is immoral or in appropriate.

By being aware of how the TJ is effected we can learn to be aware of when it has been effected and make better decisions and learn to avoid it’s dysfunction as much as possible. When the temporal junction is dysfunctional a person will be more inclined to make decision for themselves and not want any outside input or ideas. They will prefer to work alone. They lose the ability to cooperate with others and will usually not cooperate. They start to believe only they and their knowledge can solve their problems or help them achieve their goals. Notice these things are involved in narcissistic behavior. So you can see how a very kind, humble and caring person can suddenly become narcissistic.

There are ways to avoid this and improve it’s function. Most experience dysfunction of the temporal junction many times in their lives. Chronic illness can also cause this to occur. The temporal junction is how we feel about emotions, it communicates with all other areas that help us identify who we are and makes us aware of ourselves , of what makes us happy and what does not. What we like and what we do not. It makes us aware of who we are as a person and helps us to set goals based on that knowledge. So hyperactivation of temporal junction or losing function of it through TJ fatigue can cause us to lose our identity. Temporal junction dysfunction can effect many of our senses including our hearing, eye sight , smell and taste. It is involved in joy we feel when we eat a meal or smell a flower. So loss of it’s function can take a lot of joy from our lives.

I have not had a chance to research how it effects things on a physical level except that it’s hyperactivation causes us to over respond to environmental stimulus such as sound and visual information and temporal junction fatigue can make our eyes more sensitive to light cause blurred vision, cause loss of hearing and ringing or buzzing in the ears. Many who have Lyme experience this. By being aware of temporal junction hyperactivation and temporal junction fatigue it can make us aware we are prone to making bad decisions and we can do our best to take steps to prevent it , if we are aware of the mental state we are in. We can be aware of when it is being hyperactivated and takes step to prevent it so we do not eventually suffer from TJ fatigue which really can destroy our lives from the behavior changes that occur. When the TJ is hyperactivated we tend to make uninhibited decisions which can cause us to cross moral boundries we should not. When it has become fatigued we lose all sense of morality. So it is very important we protect TJ function as much as possible and when not possible it is important to recognize we are in a position of vulnerability to make a bad decision and avoid situations that my cause us to.

A sign the FJ is hyperactivated is obsessive and compulsive thoughts. We will over think everything. Another sign the FJ is hyperactivated we start becoming more controlling and manipulative towards others. Other symptoms are we become restless and have difficulty sleeping , relaxing , we become hyper, we become wired but tired. We may be sleepy but we cannot stop our thinking so we can sleep. We lose our ability to be empathetic and sympathetic. We all have experienced this at one time or another and have acted on it. By learning to be aware of it we can make better decisions when it occurs. When the TJ becomes hyperactivated we become too driven to accomplish something and become to motivated causing a person to make many bad decisions and even immoral ones. When the TJ becomes hyperactivated or becomes fatigued, we lose self identity, and all moral values, we lose empathy, and sympathy for others. It even effects how we feel about ourselves. So it robs us of the ability to feel happy, content and satisfied. We start making decisions with no consideration of how it effects others and we lose the sense of how our decision effect others.

Other symptoms of dysfunctional TJ is we will avoid social interaction unless it would benefit ourselves. We also stop listening to the suggestions and ideas of others unless it supports what we want to believe. We no longer like working with others and prefer to work by ourselves or do a task by ourselves. Another symptom of TJ hyperactivation is we start overthinking what peoples facial expressions, body language and the things they say and we start looking for hidden motives and intentions. I have noticed myself, included if I have guilt I have not dealt with then I will start to do this. Guilt can really cause the TJ to become hyperactivated. So it is best to avoid guilt as much as possible. We all have experienced psychotic episodes. This is caused by temporal hyperactivation. Psychotics seem to get stuck in a state of TJ hyperactivation. One good thing about TJ hyperactivation or fatigue we can retrain the mind and correct it’s dysfunction and because the TJ is connected to many other parts of the brain it can also help correct other mental issues we may be having. But the insula is connected to many areas of the brain and requires therapy in order to heal it and correct it’s function. Hyperactivation of the TJ also causes borderline personality disorder. We all experience this at one time or another so it is inappropriate to go around labeling people as psychotic or as having a borderline personality disorder. It is when the symptoms persist for extended periods of time that it may indicate damage to those areas of the brain. Hyperactivation of the TJ and TJ fatigue dramatically effects our physical health and mental health. Usually when there is hyperactivation of the TJ it causes hyperactivation of the HPA, once the TJ is fatigued usually the HPA has become fatigued. This causes a total loss of motivation and desire to live. Hyperactivation and TJ fatigue causes us to lose our ability to inhibit things and to prevent us doing immoral things. If our TJ is over activated we become more prone to angry outburst, acting on sexual urges inappropriately, doing acts of violence, and many other immoral or inappropriate things.

One way that the temporal junction can become hyperactivated is if we start comparing ourselves to others. It can give us a false sense of pride and importance. For example if we view ourselves as better looking then others, or we view others as having lower morals or are not as good at decision making , or we may perceive they have a rougher life then you because they are not as wise. This can result in hyperactivation of the TJ. Studies have shown those who are over confident or overly proud are easier to manipulate and easier to deceive and make many more errors in their decision making . They have shown those who lack confidence make fewer errors. Those who become over confident start putting more confidence in themselves then in things they may have learned that guide them morally. They are more vulnerable to manipulations by others when they are in this heightened state of TJ activity. Because they already have a heightened sense of value and importance, someone starts to woo them and complement them they can easily get them to do their will. Whether it be selling them something, taking advantage of them sexually or in whatever other way a person will take advantage of others. This can destroy their relationships with others. It can also dramatically effect their lives because they are more prone to making bad decisions and it could effect them for the rest of their lives. By being aware of when we are getting too prideful or having a heightened view of our own self worth we could learn to avoid this type of thinking and learn to be balanced on our view of ourselves. If we have a heightened view of ourselves we start looking down on others and viewing their flaws while becoming blind to our own. This to can be taken advantage of by others. We should never compare ourselves to others. This causes us to devalue others and not see their worth. That will destroy our relationships with others. And effect how we interact with others. They may see us as being confident at first but once they get to know someone who has a heightened sense of pride and self worth they will start distancing themselves from them because they make bad decisions that either hurt them, cause them stress or are morally wrong which can smear their reputation just from association. They can push family away because they view themselves as being wiser and more capable then others. This can eventually lead to TJ fatigue which really really causes the person to go down the wrong roads. Now I will discuss what the temporal junction does then I will discuss other things that can cause the TJ to become hypoactivated. Then I will discuss how we can protect ourselves from these things occurring.

The temporal junction is what gives us our awareness of self. It gives us awareness of who we are and where we fit in , in the world. When the temporal junction is not functioning properly we cannot use our knowledge of who we are and we can develop psychopathy. The temporal junction communicates with the insula which helps us interact with others and be more aware of how they feel and how our actions effect others emotionally. It is involved in the feeling of pride, empathy,sympathy, our perspective on things, guilt, shame, embarrassment, gratitude, social cognition (being able to pick up cues from our social interactions to respond appropriately), perceiving others intentions such as whether they are being deceptive or not, making moral judgments based on our beliefs, moral values and our autobiography memories. (memories that shaped who we are). Temporal junction fatigue can cause anxiety, loss of the ability to access autobiographical information , loss of the ability to produce short term memories. In other words TJ fatigue can make us lose our self identity and awareness of where we fit into the world.

Loss of function can dramatically effect our thinking and decision making causing us making some very bad decisions. It regulates our feeling of fear or of a threat. TJ also regulates our desire to explore and learn. It is also involved in motivation. Deceptive people get the TJ to hyperactivate to motivate us to do or respond how they would like us to. TJ is also involved in our ability to perceive time such as when something happened or when we need to do certain things. So the TJ is involved in self consciousness and how we feel emotions. It is also involved in our ability to read faces and body language.The TJ is where we feel love, joy, happiness, desires, sense of justice, sense of loss, of being offended, hatred, goal setting, feeling of satisfaction, mercy and it guides our ability to forgive others. The TJ regulates our ability to determine which beliefs are false and which are true, it helps us determine what is deceptive behavior, what is a lie and what is not.

now it is important to discuss some things that can cause it’s dysfunction and things we can do to help prevent it. The temporal junction also helps us to control compulsive behavior such as lust, anger, or violent reactions. It’s dysfunction can cause us to become aggressive and even become violent. I am also going to discuss how to heal the TJ when we have been put in situations that could not be avoided that cause it’s dysfunction. TJ is also involved in our perspective taking. The TJ helps us to determine what things are highest in priority and which ones are not. It also is involved in setting goals. The importance of protecting the TJ is it helps us identify who we are and who we want to be. Sadly those who experienced trauma especially childhood trauma or have PTSD will have damage insula which is needed to understand our emotions and be aware of others so they will need to repair the insula also in order to fully understand who we are and who we want to be. It is involved in all things we feel even disgust, surprise, it is even involved in how we feel pain emotionally or physically and how we perceive others pain emotionally or physically.

With hyperactivation our emotions feelings and how we perceive them become exaggerated. For example a lot of times when people are trying to deceive you they will be excessively kind, constantly complement you and constantly point out your value. This can cause the TJ to become hyperactivated causing overconfidence, and get you to believe you have more value , and others as having less value, and it makes it easier to deceive you into doing their will, or get you to make a bad decision. Con men will use the TJ hyperactivation by either causing a lot of commotion to get a person over stimulated causing TJ hyperactivation , or they will try to make a person feel like they will be missing out and they need to make a decision quickly. Another way people will take advantage of TJ hyperactivation they will try to force people into making a decision and giving them very little time to do so. This causes the persons TJ to become hyperactivated. At a very young age I got tired of people getting me to make bad decisions by saying I had to make the decision now and not giving me time to fully understand how the decision effected me or others, that I started telling them then I will not decide and I will have no part of what you are asking me to do. If I do not fully understand what I am getting into then I will just walk away from the decision no matter how critical it may seen. Most of the time I have found the people pressuring me, changed their mind and sometimes even realize they were making a mistake and were being selfish and would apologize after I told them, I would not decide and wanted no part of it. Sometimes they stopped being my friend completely and it turned out they were up to no good and I would have been involved in it, or it was revealed they had selfish motives. But they did not give me all the details so their motives seemed honorable. So be very careful if someone is pressuring you to make a decision by constantly asking or by trying to make you decide quickly.

Peer pressure works the same way. The TJ is involved in hyper activation but peers may pressure someone to do something dangerous or immoral. They will keep the pressure on which cause the TJ to become hyperactivated until the person give in and performs the dangerous or immoral act. The trauma caused by either experience can cause emotional things can lead to TJ fatigue to occurring which dramatically changes our thinking in a negative way and our ability to make moral decisions. This is taking advantage of the motivational part of our TJ.


Excess visual stimulation, audio , emotional stimulation especially negative emotions, stress or trauma can cause hyperactivation of the TJ. Loud and constant notice has been found to be one of the most severe causes of hyperactivation of the TJ. Constant pressure to make decisions or being ask to make a sudden decision and not being given a reasonable amount of information or time can cause TJ hyperactivation. When this occurs we become disassociated with our identity of self , of what makes us who we are and of our moral values and the things that make us unique. When this occurs we no longer have the feelings that guide us in making the right decisions. This is when we have to let our knowing mentally what is right and wrong guide us and not doubt them for example we know that having immoral sexual relations is wrong. When there is hyperactivation of the TJ it can cause us to cross the line and have immoral relations. If it involve being deceptive and possibly conning someone to make money we could easily be tricked into participating. This could result in the destruction of our lives and others, and of pushing people away from us including family. Sometimes the damage we caused is so severe it effects many lives for the rest of their lives. So if we have hyperactivation of the TJ we need to be aware and when the occurs we need to not let feelings guide us but let what we know is right and wrong guide us so we do not make such errors.

Spreading ourselves thin by making too many promises , by trying to accomplish too much, trying to help too many people, or by having too much stress or trauma in our lives can cause hyperactiavtion. It is best to have a few good friends and get to know them well then to have many friends and not have the time to know them well and to spread ourselves too thin. I have learned the hard way to not make promises but to tell the people if I am able to do something I will let you know but I cannot make any promises. Often times things come up that are beyond our control and we cannot help them we feel remorse and guilt which can cause overactivation of the TJ. Or we may make too many promises and get ourselves spread so thin that our brains become overwhelmed and this can induce hyperactivation of the TJ.

Even our good qualities can cause hyperactivation of the temporal junction. I am just now learning to balance my empathy and sympathy for others. I see others suffering , and in bad situations. My TJ becomes hyperactivated causing me to get grouchy, get mean , and to make it difficult to prioritize things and organize my thoughts. I will also respond inappropriately to a situation. This is of no benefit to anyone because it only slows me down and makes it more difficult to make good decisions. So even our good qualities can cause us to have hyperactivation of the TJ and cause us to become overconfident , devalue others , and make bad decisions because when it is hyperativated all our our emotion become hyperactivated even our sense of pride and self worth. We need to learn to give ourselves much more time so when something unforeseen occurs we can deal with it much more easily. If we keep making plans for our days to be filled every day and leave no time for other things then when something unforeseen does happen it makes us less able to deal with it in a balanced and wise way because our TJ will be in a constant state of hyperactivation which can eventually lead to TJ fatigue.

Loss of function in the temporal junction causes a loss of our self identity and who we are, a loss of fear, hypersexuality in some it can actually cause hyposexuality, loss of interest in being social, loss in the ability to pick up and respond to social cues appropriately, can cause neglect for family, loss of morality, risk taking especially sexually, loss of morality will cross moral boundaries, increased rude behavior, will constantly try to take over and control conversations, our ability to take our perspective and compare it to others also becomes inhibited with TJ dysfunction. When this occurs our perspective can become bias because we will only look at things from our perspective. When the TJ is disfunctional we are less able to respond emotionally our emotions become blunted, emotions with increased expression are anger, frustration, depression, anxiety, will start developing many new interest by not fully following through with them, loss of TJ is involved in remembering our interactions with others. Los of function means we will remember their names and faces but we will not remember our interactions with them this includes family. So we can experience a loss of memories of how certain ones made us feel and how we interacted with them socially. Because TJ is involved in how we feel about emotions and connects to areas of the brain that help us determine what we think, TJ disruption can cause us to react inappropriately to the emotions of others. Usually when someone with TJ dysfunction is faced with a situation that requires empathy or sympathy they will react with anger or resentment towards the person. When the TJ is dysfunctional we lose our ability to see a threat or to feel fear. Loss of TJ makes us lose our ability to determine if our actions are moral and if they are not. TJ also helps us determine what is true or what is not.

Those who dwell to much on peer pressure are more prone to give into it and make bad decisions because it negatively effects the TJ. When the TJ is dysfunctional we lose memories of our emotional and physical pain which causes us to be unaware of others emotional and physical pain. Associating with others who’s values are not what ours are , or who have less consideration of others can reshape our TJ making us more like them it is called behavior mimicry. This also causes us to lose our knowledge of who we are and what our goals are. It also helps us reshape our goals if our situation has changed and adapt emotionally and goal wise. So if we leave peer pressure or stress or other things that effect the TJ we lose the ability to adapt and adjust to changes. We start living in the now and for ourselves.

So you can see the importance of maintaining TJ health and restoring it’s health if we see the sign’s it is starting to be impaired. If we lose TJ function then we become unable to control compulsive behavior such as lust anger and violence and we can commit acts of violence, immoral sexual acts. When you lose control of TJ function it clearly effects you in a way that you could easily put yourself in vulnerable position making it easier for others to have power or control over you. It could even eventually lead to being imprisoned or effect others negatively resulting in them , hurting you in some way. We all can and many do experience this at one time in their life. From excess stress or trauma and sometimes both. This is when it is very important to let what we have learned about morality and what the right decision is guide us and not what we feel the right decision is.

Things that can cause it’s dysfunction is spreading ourselves to thin, sudden chronic stress being thrust upon us, trauma, excess environmental stimulation especially loud noise, lack of sleep, having to rapidly change focus excessively for example multitasking too much, or being in an environment were we have to make many decisions rapidly, being in a new environment where we have to learn too many new things which can overwhelm the temporal lobe. For example sometimes starting a new job requires learning so many new things it can activate and eventually overwhelm the temporal lobe. This can eventually lead to temporal junction fatigue. I will discuss below things that help prevent and overcome temporal junction fatigue.

Frontal cortex is involved in cooperating with others. Those who have experienced trauma, chronic stress or childhood abuse can experience a dysfunction in the signaling between the temporal junction and frontal cortex. This can cause them to be non cooperative with others and to believe only they can solve their problems and be non receptive to suggestions or ideas from others. For those ones they need to heal the frontal cortex and work on improving temporal junction health. This requires help from a therapist who has experience at correcting those issues. It communicates with the Temporal Junction which is involved in being aware of stimulation in our environment, including communicating with others, reading their faces and body language. This gives our minds the ability to prioritize and focus on certain stimulus. It is also involved in our ability to empathize with others. It is involved in setting goals , and motivation to fulfill those goals to direct our attention to those goals based on the priority of the goals.

TJ over activation can cause manic, bipolar and narcissistic behavior. This occurs in most people at one time or another in their life. Certain learned behavior can effect it’s function in a negative way and it has been shown that behavior can be unlearned. In some forms of autism this ability is inhibited. It is over activated in manic behavior. When it is over activated a person will become extremely focused on one goal while neglecting other responsibilities that do not involve achieving their chosen goal. This is why those who are manic or bipolar often times will become focused on one goal and forget responsibilities such as paying the bills or they may neglect family and family responsibilities. The goal can be something as simple as cleaning and organizing a room.

TJ hyperactivation can someone to become overconfident in their skills and abilities. This is caused by hyperactivation of the TJ. For example if someone is stressed or spread themselves too thin it can effect their temporal junction. This impairs their ability to think clearly and they may have grandiose thoughts. For example if they owned a business and they have been stressed or experienced trauma at the time. This could cause them to take on more clients then they can handle having no regard whether they have the ability to handle them. This causes a loss of the inhibitory mechanisms in the brain. This can cause them to make many bad decisions. This can include not just their business decisions but even decisions in life, for example they could start making decisions that negatively effect their family , and studies have shown it even increases the risk of a person getting involved in immoral sexual relations. This shows the importance of making decisions that will not add more stress on ourselves. This also shows the importance of not putting ourselves in positions to make sudden decisions when possible because the stress can effect the temporal junction causing us to make the wrong decision. This can cause temporal junction burn out from the stress of having to deal with the consequences which can be very long term.

The symptoms involved with temporal junction burnout are inability to perform and complete regular task, becoming very irritable, loss of empathy and compassion for others. Aggressive and even violent behavior, less sensitive to important social cues, becoming easily distracted, forgetfulness, extremely cranky, low tolerance for increased stress, dominating conversations, acting needy or desperate, asking inappropriate questions or saying inappropriate things, low self esteem and confidence, which is effected by others. A person with temporal junction burn out will lose their self identity and base their self esteem on cues from their interactions with others and how they perceive the views them.

Because their thinking is impaired they can perceive things incorrectly and make bad choices. When this occurs it is more difficult for someone to know when they are being manipulated or deceived. They tend to over think their social interactions. This also causes them to say things in a way it does not come across as intended and what they meant to say is not what they say. They will experience feelings of restlessness, loss of the ability of ones own cognitive processes and and understand how to regulate them and use them. In other words they lose the ability to determine what thoughts are important and which ones are not and deciding which thought to give more priority to. This also causes them to lose understanding of their own abilities. Notice all things involved in self identity.

Those with temporal junction fatigue are less prone to think things through and act out on impulse, which can result in bad relationship decisions, bad financial decisions, they may get involved in risky behavior, loss of self discipline, short tempers, feeling of unpleasantness (unable to relax). Temporal burn out occurs when someone is in a constant state of TJ hyperactivation, what adds to this is they may make bad decisions with many consequences that cause even more TJ activity causing the burn out of the TJ to happen much more rapidly. So it is best not to complicate our lives and not to have so many friends we rarely have time for ourselves or to be so helpful with others we barely have time to address our own responsibilities. This also leaves us time if something unforeseen happens. Imagine if we make a decision and our TJ is in a state of hyperactivation because the decision is important and hyperactivation of the TJ can help us become more focus on solving the problem when it is very important. Then something unexpected happens requiring more of our mental focus. This causes an increase in TJ activation making us more prone to making bad and wrong decisions because we start to lose our inhibition and moral guidance. I am guilty of causing this on myself but am now taking steps to prevent this from occurring as much as possible.

To prevent TJ hyperactiavtion we need to learn to not spread ourselves too thin. Not to make make promises unless we know we will have the time and they will not add more burden to us when we may already be burdened. We need to make sure we leave enough time in each day to deal with unforeseen things that may happen. We need to try and keep our lives as simple as we can. The more things we own the more things we have to take care of spreading ourselves thinner. Learning to be happy with the simple things in life can help us prevent complicating our lives more which would increase TJ activity. Learning not to compare our lives and happiness to others but keeping in touch with who we are and what makes us happy can help protect our thinking. Be aware when the TJ is hyperactive or fatigued we have the tendency to lose our identity and start mimicking others in an attempt to establish our identity which will farther push us away from knowing who we are and what makes us happy. It can cause us to lose our identity and we will constantly seek it by seeing things we my like in others and start emulating it. We lose contact with our autobiography memories when the TJ is hyperactivated or fatigued. Those are the memories that shaped who we are , what makes us unique, what brings us joy and makes us happy. It also shapes our self perception of our self worth. Ever see those people who try to excessively please others , who try to be excessively nice, who are much more sensitive to criticism, who will do inappropriate things or cross moral boundaries to please others. These are ones who are in a state of TJ hyperactivation or TJ fatigue. They lost their self identity so are trying to get others approval in an attempt to establish their identity.

If we no longer can recognize those things then we also become disassociated form our religious values, moral values, and ethical beliefs and can easily be influenced by others and many other things that made us who we are and we can easily be deceived. In doing so we may even attack those reaching out wanting to help us. I have found myself guilty of this at times. I am working very hard to make sure I am aware when this is happening and respond appropriately. Because we are more prone to lying when the TJ is hyperactivated or fatigue we can cause others to lose their trust in us. And rightfully so you would have proven you cannot be trusted because often times when in a state of hyperactivation of the TJ or TJ fatigue a person will not remember some of the immoral or inappropriate things they have done. So they will believe they have done no wrong. But the truth always gets revealed in one way or another. Just recently I was in a state of TJ hyperactivation. I stated an untruth and did not realize it. A friend pointed it out to me and I did not believe them because I work very hard to be truthful and not be deceptive. Once I calmed down I remembered I did lie. It was not deliberate, I thought I was saying the right thing at the time. The best thing to do when this occurs is to admit your error, take corrective actions, apologize to anyone harmed and work hard to try and not let your TJ get dysregulated. If we do not then we start to become immune to crossing moral boundaries. We also earn a reputation of not being able to be trusted or of being an immoral person. Also we need to learn if we made errors and do not take corrective action it will keep our TJ in a state of hyperactivation making us more prone to bad decisions moral and goal wise.

To help prevent TJ dysfunction learning to meditate on positive things, learn mindful meditation, learn to meditate on which things have priority and by achieving them will have the most positive and long term effects on your life. Studies have shown those who meditate on the past memories that brought a person joy not only improves temporal junction health but health of the brain overall. Studies have shown just looking at pictures of nature improves temporal junction health.

Learn to identify and eliminate unnecessary stress such as gossip, getting involved in the affairs of others and their disputes if they do not concern you, avoid watching the news excessively it has been shown to have a negative impact on the function of the temporal junction, be cautious of taking on more responsibilities if we are already stressed or spread thin. Even if we appear to have the time or mental resources we also have to keep in mind time and unforeseen circumstance befall us all and by not spreading ourselves too thin we can be prepared if something does occur. Meditating on prioritizing decisions, deciding which goals or decisions will have the best long term positive effects on our lives improves our ability to prioritize and learn which goals or task should have the most priority. Studies have shown with practice this improves our ability to make quicker decisions with less errors. Meditate on our goals and which ones will have the most and long term positive effects on our lives and which task and goals deserve the most attention. If we have a difficult time meditating on such things we could write them down, think about the task and goals and number them from one on up in order of priority with number one being the top in priority.

We need to learn to adapt our thinking and be more flexible in our thinking. Things can change very quickly in our lives. If we struggle to restore them or refuse to let them go then we run on a figurative hamster wheel keeping us in a state of hyperactivation of the TJ. We need to learn things can change rapidly in our lives and often times we can do nothing about it. We need to learn to remain calm as possible when this happens, learn technique to control stress when we cannot avoid it. We need to learn to keep focused on the present and what we can do about our circumstances now and not dwell on the past that cannot be changed and often times would never fully be gotten back. I have done things in my youth that deeply hurt others I took corrective actions and repented but the scars left hurt them enough that even though they forgave me the relationship or friendship was never the same. I had to learn that my actions had put a wall between us and that I would have to move on and make new friends and be much more considerate of others and how my decisions effect others. Though it was not intentional I had made the decision at a time my TJ was hyperactivated. I didn’t know why I made a decision that was obviously stupid at the time but since studying how those things occur it has made me more aware of when I am more prone to making bad decision and not respond inappropriately when someone else is in a state of TJ hyperactivation or TJ fatigue. Our response when someone is experiencing this can make their situation worse or help them. We have to be very careful with them when they are in those states though they can be very deceptive and manipulative. If they cannot manipulate or deceive you they can become very angry at you and aggressive towards you, resent you and even get violent with you. So learn when it is best to leave such a situation.

Another thing that can cause TJ over activation is constantly dwelling on past mistakes . If we keep dwelling on them it can fatigue the TJ. Studies have found those who confess their mistakes are better able to learn from them and move forward. Those who will not admit their error start to suffer TJ dysfunction causing them to be unable to identify what is moral and what is not. It will even cause them to reshape their religious beliefs to support their behavior. Since our morals and religious beliefs are a part of who we are this can farther push them away from self identity. You ever see those people who mimic those they are around them and will try to please them excessively. They are trying to establish their identity because they have lost the perception of who they are, they have lost their identity so they are trying to establish it by imitating others. That only pushes them farther away from knowing who they are and what goals would make them happy. These ones become caught up in trying to show others their value, and importance. Their value in their minds become based on how others perceive them and on how they believe others perceive them. So if they perceive someone does not see their value or importance they may lose confidence, some react by striking out at those who do not appear to see their value or importance. So you can see why it is important to try and avoid things that cause us guilt. We are all imperfect and make mistakes. To protect our TJ if we error we need to admit the error, confess it and learn from it and take steps to prevent making the same errors. If we do not admit our error and take corrective action it can result in TJ dysfunction causing us to make many bad decisions that will carry more guilt then when it becomes dysfunctional we will lose the ability to know when we are making decisions that are not moral, thus losing our awareness of who we are. The guilt can involve minor mistakes we have made but the ones that have the most impact on our lives and our brain function is when we make decisions that compromise our morals. So protecting the TJ also protects our moral values. If we have done something that carries extreme guilt. We know eventually the truth will come out. So if we confess, and deal with the consequences we no longer have to dwell on it and we can move on. Ironically ever see those people who do immoral things and then do not remember doing them. The excess guilt causes TJ dysfunction inhibiting their ability to recall the immoral actions they had taken. I have not found studies to show if those memories come back or not once TJ function is restored but I would not doubt if they do. If that is the case they would most likely benefit from seeing a therapist to help them admit their error and also help to learn from them. Often times it involves more then one person having guilt. Some will push all the guilt onto others involved in the error. This can damage the TJ causing loss of function and they will become deceptive and manipulative. They also lose the ability to tell when they are being lied to or deceived. So if the guilt was shared it is best for a person to accept their part in it and confess it and take steps to move forward and to prevent making the same errors again to protect their TJ.

One of the toughest ones and something I had to learn to deal with is the sense of loss. Before I got ill I could by almost whatever I wanted. My property was paid off and I was starting to focus on improving it and also was saving money to buy a new truck and almost had enough saved up. Because of medicine only treating the symptoms of illness and not the cause I lost everything I had very quickly. I lost my job, my property, and all the money I had and become very deeply in debt. By the time I realize modern medicine only treats the symptoms and I turned to natural medicine and started healing I had already lost everything. I am now healed from natural methods. Modern medicine caused me to become broke in months, in order to make sure I had a home, I had to sign my house an property over to a family member so they would pay the taxes. So my life changed dramatically. But my TJ was protected because my Facebook friends got me to keep focused on what was important and that was healing. They got me to realize those things were not as valuable as my life. So they taught me not to dwell on the losses I suffered but to dwell on what I could do now in order to improve my life and what decisions I could make that would have a positive outcome on my life. Also an elder taught me to distinguish between what would make my life easier and what would make my life happier. It took a while for me to understand but after I did it made me remember a story this couple told me that made me realize fully what it meant. They fought a lot and it was clear they did not really love each other. I was about ten years old, and wondered why they married each other. Of course a ten year old does not know any better. So I ask them why they got married, they did not get offended but actually laughed. They said that it was out of convenience , they had agreed they did not love each other but he needed someone to help around the house and she needed someone to help her financially so they got married out of convenience. So their marriage was more based on an agreement (convenience). So decisions that make life convenient for us are not always the decisions that will bring us happiness.

As you can see if we do not protect the TJ then any of us could easily become a very bad person or make very bad decisions no matter how moral we are or how hard we try to stick to our religious values.

Makes you realize why Satan when he is attacking someone he unleashes an all out attack to overwhelm them. It would cause TJ dysfunction and if a person did not keep meditating on God’s word, or on good things it could damage the TJ getting them to break their moral values. When you are constantly attacked and being accused of things you would not do , or someone you care about continually wrongs you which are things Satan can drive people to do the TJ becomes hyperactivated and can eventually become fatigued. Often times we are in a position we cannot remove ourselves from it. When this occurs we need to keep in mind it is not our fault, they may not know any better, they may be stressed , they may be projecting their inner feelings or short comings onto you as a way to release them. Either way if we respond when this occurs our TJ is hyperactive and we will respond inappropriately. It is best to wait until we have calmed down and often times we realize the behavior was so crazy it isn’t even worth thinking about or even addressing.

What studies have shown is going in nature and even looking at nature has the most beneficial effect on the brain our mood and has been shown to be very healing to the brain. Day dreaming about things you like and the joy they bring improves overall brain function.

Studies have also found doing acts of charity and kindness improves overall brain function. Showing acts of empathy and sympathy have been shown to improve temporal TJ function. When we make decisions the brain can still identify the emotions but when the TJ is not functioning properly how we perceive those emotions becomes distorted and so does the way we react to them. Even little things like offering words of comfort to someone when they are dealing with hard times can improve TJ function.

Trauma and betrayal can dramatically effect the temporal junction. When this occurs we tend to over analyze things. This can cause us to lash out at the very ones who are trying to help and support us and guide us as we heal. I have found myself being guilty of that. This causes others to move away from you and to try and avoid you. It causes ones who have done this to push those away that would be a support for them and to hurt many people. When this occurs and someone finds they are unable to stop dwelling on and over thinking what may have happened it would be best if they got therapy. Many will seek therapist that tell them what they want to hear. It is best to find a therapist based on their success rate at helping people heal not one that will say what the patient wants to hear. In order to move on you have to accept

TJ also controls our sense of justice. If we feel someone was unjust to us or we feel an unjust act had occurred to someone else and it is something we can do nothing about we need to learn from it and dwell on how we can avoid putting ourselves in a situation for it to occur again. If we only dwell on the unjust act it can cause TJ fatigue and I discuss the horrible consequences of that. It could cause us to commit and act of violence or seek revenge on someone. A sense of justice is good to have but over thinking on it can skew our sense of justice and cause us to act out inappropriately on it.

Hatred damages the TJ . We are supposed to hate bad things. But if they occur to us we may have a difficult time letting go of the fact that it has happened and even forgiving the person or people. We have to keep in mind we all make mistakes. We all offend , hurt each other, and wrong each other. As we learn from our mistakes we learn to become better people. We have to think how good it feels when we have erred and repented and was forgiven. If the person does not repent, and continues their behavior it is best if we learn from it and dwell on how we can prevent putting ourselves in a situation for them to wrong us again when possible. If we cannot prevent them wronging us we have to learn not to dwell on it because it will damage our TJ and we could start making very bad decisions. The TJ helps us respond to things in a balanced and appropriate way.

Conflicts with others can also damage the TJ. Those who experienced trauma, chronic stress, or have PTSD will often times avoid conflict and try and find the neutral ground . Sometimes this involves them convincing themselves of things that are not true, or even tolerating things they should not in order to avoid conflict. The TJ helps us to balance that and know when the conflict is worth addressing and when it is worth avoiding and how to have a balanced reaction to conflict. It also helps us determine if the conflict would be resolved or if it would only make things worse. So it helps us determine if a conflict is worth having, when we should be neutral and when we should not be and how we can respond in an appropriate way. It is best to avoid conflict that does not concern us, avoid things such as gossip that can lead to excess conflict, avoid talking about things such as politics or things others can get offended by. We cannot avoid conflict but we can learn things that can help us avoid it and meditate on how we can respond if we do offend someone. Often times our believes may conflict with someone else. So they can become offended by ours. I have had this occur many times. Because I do not believe in getting vengeance many people have really gotten harsh with me because they have felt I should seek revenge towards someone. If I did that it could cause me to end up in a bad situation such as jail and makes me no better then the other person. So I have learned to respond to those who are offended by my beliefs or what I do. I love foraging in the wild for food. Many make fun of me and even belittle me for doing it. I have learned to feel sorry for them because they do not realize how wonderful the experience is and the variety of taste of the foods you can get from the wild and how much more nutrition it has. I no longer get offended or angry when they belittle or make fun of me. Developing strategies like this will help to protect the TJ.

I have a friend who taught me to look at things from a different perspective when I am wronged. They taught me to think they may not know any better and may need to learn. I have found that to be very true. They also taught me to let it go when the person is not going to change and I can do nothing about it. So when I am wronged my temporal junction recovers very quickly after the event has occurred. Another thing my friend taught me was to step back and try and see the whole picture. It help me learn a very valuable piece of information. Ever see those people who project their inner guilt or short comings onto others. Those ones have usually experienced trauma as a child , are experiencing chronic stress or PTSD so they to project their inner feeling, guilt or short comings onto others. Studies have shown reacting negatively and taking it personal and lashing out at the person only damages them more. Even though the things they say are not true about you but true about them, do not take it personal. Studies have shown when they do this to therapist and the therapist remains silent and does not react negatively it actually increases their chance of healing because it works as a release for them and they are better able to let go of negative emotions. So if someone is projecting onto us we need to step back and understand if it was because of trauma or stress , or if it was inappropriate projection. This way we can respond in the appropriate way. If we take it personal and respond immediately we usually will respond in an inappropriate way increasing the stress in what is already a stressful situation and damage their TJ and our own.

Unfortunately the friend I mentioned their temporal junction seems to have gotten damaged. They projected on me and I responded in an inappropriate way which made things even worse. They started treating me harsher and harsher until I eventually had to stop talking to them. Studying the temporal junction helped me a lot in understanding why they started treating me the way they did. I still get that warm feeling inside when you think of a friend , but I knew it was in my best interest to stop talking to them because their behavior towards me was becoming worse and worse and if I tolerated it I would only be reinforcing the behavior and they would have no reason or desire to change or and try to heal. Their harsh behavior towards me started to effect my TJ and I started responding inappropriately towards their actions towards me and saying things I should not have said. Unfortunately their insula is damaged also so they will not feel remorse or guilt for the things they said or did. Studies have shown that only therapist who know how to address insula damage can help them heal and the success rate is low because those with a damaged insula will seek out therapist that support their view of things. It is sad because this person was a wonderful person. When the insula is damaged a person becomes non receptive to outside information or suggestion form others. It is why the success rate for them healing is very very low. They will only respond to those who’s say things they want to hear and not what they need to. Sadly this makes the very open to deception and they can be taken advantage of. But they lack the ability to learn from past pain emotionally and physically and of learning form times they endangered themselves in the past. So they continually put themselves in dangerous decisions or even in situations to make bad moral decisions. The most difficult time of having to deal with this is when you realize you cannot help and it is best if you walk away to prevent emotional and even physical harm to yourself.

Embarrassment also activates the TJ and if over activated it can cause us to over respond to emotions causing us to over react or make a bad decision. If we dwell on the embarrassment or compromise moral norms we could constantly put ourselves in a position to be embarrassed or humiliated. This causes hyperactivation of the TJ. This leads to TJ fatigue. Then we lose the ability to feel embarrassed which when balanced it helps us to adjust our behavior so we can become better people and learn from our errors and make better decisions. If we lose our ability to feel embarrassed lose a key part of being guided morally. We will not even realize when we have done embarrassing or morally wrong things. Peer pressure and people giving into it is a result of hyper TJ activation. If we maintain awareness of who we are and protect our TJ it makes us less prone to peer pressure. We are all imperfect humans, the ones causing us to be embarrassed have done things that were embarrassing. Do not let others get you to focus on the embarrassment. Admit that the event happened, learn from it dwell on how you may be able to avoid it in the future or deal with when someone is trying to cause you to dwell on it. Do not let people constantly get you to dwell on it. This is something manipulative people do they will get you to dwell on something embarrassing you have done, or some error you made , or even exaggerate things. If we have learned from our experiences and used it to make ourselves a better person and make better decisions then we have no reason to dwell on thing we have done in the past. By learning to overcome things and becoming a better person and avoiding making those errors again it protects our TJ. If we have moved on and have grown and become wiser then we should not let people hold our past against us. If they get that power over us they can cause activation of the TJ and even eventually fatigue it which is worse. Either way it can cause us to react inappropriately to certain situations or decisions.

Meditation on a variety of things has been shown to improve overall brain health. Mindful meditation on our day without judging things and meditating on what we learned from it and how that knowledge can benefit future decisions. For example if we made a bad decision, instead of judging ourselves, or feeling embarrassed or shamed . We can think on how that occurred, how we could avoid putting ourselves in that situations again and how we can use that knowledge to make better decisions and become a better person. Also meditating on things that has made us happy in the past such as childhood memories that made us happy can improve overall brain function. Since spreading ourselves thin, chronic stress or trauma can damage the TJ. Meditating on one thing can help to repair the TJ . For example when mine TJ was damaged from Lyme my friends in the Facebook group taught me to focus on one things I really like and imagine doing it in my own mind. I had a 1978 ¾ Ford pickup truck I had just started to restore and it was laying in parts in my garage. I was just getting ready to put it back together and paint it when I got ill. My friends told me to imagine myself putting it back together and think about nothing else. I have to say from personal experience the results on healing my brain were dramatic. My brain function dramatically improve about the third day I started doing it. It was very difficult to visualize at first. But after three days it became easier and easier and my thinking became clearer and clearer. But you have to focus on thinking about nothing else. That part was very difficult and took me about a week to be able to do successfully.

I have discussed how to increase gray matter and BDNF in others post. Studies have shown those are decreased in temporal dysfunction so increasing those would improve TJ function. Gray matter loss if found to occur in most times of mental illness and mental dysfunction.

So you can see how easily our temporal junction can be effected, the importance of doing our best to protect it and to maintain it’s health the best we can. If it does get upregulated or fatigued it is very important to make sure the things that guide us morally is what we rely on to guide us and not what we feel is the right thing to do. If we do not do that then we can make decisions that not only add stress and trauma to our lives but it could actually endanger us or cost us our life.

Hormones neurotransmitters and the brain.

Written by Lee stevenson, sorry there will be a lot of typos I am not the best editor.

This is not medical advice , if you are ill please seek the help of someone qualified. I am writing this for educational purposes. By knowing these things it can better guide you to knowing whether the professional you seek knows what they are doing or whether they do not.

COMT MAO enzymes

Our hormones and neurotransmitters regulate how we think, how we feel emotionally, and it also regulates our energy levels in our bodies. Though men usually have fast COMT and fast MAO and women usually have slow I would not assume that is the case. I have seen many women with fast COMT and fast MAO and men with slow COMT and slow MAO. When there is excess amounts of hormones for too long it starts to desensitize the receptor and a person will need more and more of the hormone until the receptors stop functioning entirely. This is why it is better to correct the problem instead of treating it with medications or herbs. Herbs can help to alleviate symptoms as you work to correct the problems. If you have slow MAO you will do poorly when you consume things that have catechols such as green tea, coffee, bananas, citrus fruit, chocolate it will cause anxiety, inability to relax, aggressiveness if MAO is slow, If MAO is high it those will make you feel better.

COMT ( catechol-o-methyltransferase) and MAO (monoamine oxidase) help to regulate neurotransmitters and hormones. I have found people can switch between fast and slow COMT and fast and slow MAO activity but it seems the switching between MAO high and slow expression happens much less often in most people. Something COMT needs whether fast or slow is glutathion, magnesium and vitamin C. There are many toxins that inhibit COMT but mercury is the most common because it is used in some vaccines. Nutrients even determine if things are fast or slow. When stressed based on the nutrient levels at the time a person could be effected either way. So I don’t assume someone is fast or slow I pay attention to what their symptoms are.

COMT effects MAO because it regulates hormone levels and neurotransmitters. Hormones effect MAO , testosterone and androgen inhibits MAO causing lower neuropeptide levels. Estrogen and progesterone decrease MAO causing higher neuropeptide levels. COMT breaks down hormones , dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephine adrenal hormones. Because women have lower catechols and adrenal hormones they are much more sensitive to things that would cause fear such as getting in a fight, or dealing with a dangerous situation. But they can handle stress better then men. Because men have low levels they can they are less prone to fear but cannot handle as much stress. Mean can get overwhelmed by stress much more easily. Now this does not hold true for those who experienced trauma as a child especially sexual abuse because it damages many areas of the brain making those areas none receptive to certain stimuli while other areas of the brain are over activated. Those ones need a therapist who knows how to use nutrients, to heal the brain and how to use therapy to heal the brain. Studies have shown those areas can heal but when the areas start working again the victim will start remembering things they had not remembered and start feeling things they never felt before which can be overwhelming and confusing for them.

Slow COMT slows down the ability to break do neurotransmitters such as dopamine, estrogen and adrenal hormones such as epinephrin and norepinephrin. Meaning adrenal hormones and sex hormone levels could become too high. Stress slows down COMT. Slow COMT are the warriors or problem solvers, because of the high dopamine and adrenal hormone levels. When these people get stressed many areas of the brain can shut down from the increased dopamine and adrenal hormones. It can cause them to be worriers, experience head pain, get annoyed easily and have difficulty falling asleep. Odd these people will not back down from a fight but when stressed they collapse. I am one of them. But I almost have it corrected. People with slow COMT tend to over react to stress, and pressure because it increases dopamine and adrenal hormone levels which are already high. This causes many areas of the brain to shut down. Estrogen has a calming effect when broken down by COMT because it produces calming metabolites but in high levels makes a woman anxious, she cannot calm down or relax because it slows down MAO. Too little estrogen will cause excessive crying and depression. Fast COMT is why men tend to be grumpier.

Slow COMT causes high estrogen and progesterone which speeds up MAO activity. This can cause low hormone levels low dopamine and low serotonin levels. COMT and MAO have to be addressed along with balancing hormones when this occurs. Stress slows COMT and MAO. Men already have low levels so when they are decreased more they could get involved in risky and dangerous behavior to try and increase them. They will be more prone to being angry and getting violent when levels are low. Men’s hormones are a bit more resistant to change. There is a form of COMT that can alternate between fast and slow expression.

MAO deficiency can cause aggressive behavior, low impulse control. Hyper activeness, ADHD, autism, if severe skin flushing sweating, diarrhea and headaches. It can also cause violent behavior. Those with low MAO enzymes will be aggressive, experience weight gain, and can be violent. People think those with certain gene mutations experience high and low. That is not true life , diet, and toxins can effect these enzymes. Even our microbiome can effect our COMT and MAO because they effect our hormones and catechols.

Because COMT breaks down dopamine it’s over expression can cause anxiety, impusliveness, obsessive behavior that can lead to addiction to drugs , alcohol or even behavior that is dangerous, ADHD, irritability, hyperactivity, poor sleep quality. These are what they call type A personalities. They feel pressured to perform. They usually will be people pleasers.

In woman during pregnancy MAO activity decreases, shortly after child birth it increases. This is why many women experience depression after pregnancy. Those who experience this usually get depressed in the winter.

Slow MAO activity causes high dopamine and high serotonin levels. Estrogen and Progesterone slow down MAO. So women have higher dopamine and adrenal hormone levels then men, making them more prone to the negative effects of stress. So this means women are more prone to the mental effects of stress. Low MAO activity. can cause hypomania, depression, anxiety, hypertension, and a stiff neck. Low MAO activity causes loss of impulse control , extreme agitation, nausea, muscle twitching, and straight forwardness. Low MAO is what can cause people to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Slow MAO causes a person to worry more and and experience anxiety. Because women have slow MAO they are more prone to worrying and experiencing anxiety. When MOA and COMT are slow and we get xenoestrogens a toxin produced by man, into our bodies or some phytoestrogen it can cause dopamine levels to get too high. This causes excess anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain. A woman with this problem will have a very low tolerance to stress and trauma. Excess estrogen will slow down many methylation pathways. This makes me wonder about the men now days who are showing to have high estrogen levels from the toxins in our food and many farm chemicals in our food.

Slow MAO causes high tyramine levels which acts just like histamines. So they think they have high histamines so they take an antihistimine. This causes them to experience difficulty sleeping, increased sexual drive but unable to achieve and orgasm, weight gain, dry mouth, sleepiness and POTS.

I see this all the time people post they are having histamine issues when it is actually tyramine. The foods they name are high in tyramine. People with high tyramine levels from inhibited MAO will react to aged or fermented foods, oranges, bananas that are too ripe, beers and wines, Avocado’s , fava beans and lima beans because they are high in tyramine. Inhibited mitochondrial beta oxidation also causes high tyramine. At the end of this article you will see the importance of this.

Slow MAO can also experience a burning tongue, nausea , hiccups, muscle twitching, restlessness, restless leg syndrome, nervousness, hyperactivity, hyper sexuality, mania, OCD, hypertension, sweating especially at night, heart palpitations, hypertension, skin may get pale, fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, bloating, headaches, moody, breast tenderness, irritable and easy to anger. When very severe they can experience difficulty breathing, asthma, many heart issues, disorientation, autism, aspbergers, dementia, adrenal fatigue, glucose imbalance, low luteinizing hormone, low growth hormone, High T4 and low T3 from low conversion of thyroid hormones. Women need to get their estrogen and progesterone levels balanced if they are slow MAO. Slow COMT tend to be more lean and cannot gain weight.

Estrogen decreases COMT activity. Even though COMT breaks down estrogen it is inhibited 30% by estrogen. The hormones produced from estrogen have a calming effect. I have watched some women’s hormone levels jump up and down meaning their COMT and MAO levels are also fluctuating. When COMT or MAO is fast it will show up on OATS test with high homovanillic acid. There are other enzymes that break down dopamine which I will try to discuss. So it stands to reason if COMT or MAO is slow then dopamine will be high and homovanillic acid levels will be low. It takes two weeks for the body to replace MAO when they have been completely inhibited by a drug.

Usually if someone is having issues with slow MAO it will effect their CBS and BH4 pathways. If BH4 levels are low dopamine will get low. When BH4 activity is low it puts more of a burden on the CBS pathway. These ones will have high hydrogen sulfide, and high ammonia levels and will react to foods high in glutamine, and phenylalanine. They will also get ill when they eat meat or cruciferous vegetables , onions or garlic because of the high sulfur content. Normally phenylalanine and tyrosine would increase alertness and arousal but if someone has slow MAO the tyrosine will increase tryptamine causing and allergy like reaction. Phenylalanine will increase ammonia causing high glutamate levels. Glutamate is an excitotoxin in high levels it damages the brain. If levels get high enough a person will get headaches so severe they will think their head is going to split open.

Fast MAO is usually found in men because androgen and testosterone causes Fast MAO expression which rapidly break down dopamine and serotonin which can cause anxiety, impulsiveness, obsessive behavior which can lead to drug addiction or even addiction to doing dangerous things. It can also cause ADHD, irritability, hyperactivity, poor sleep quality, these are the type A personality people who can be people pleasers because they feel pressure to perform. Foods high in catechols help. Because men have lower catechol levels they can tolerate more in their diet. I have seen woman with fast COMT and fast MAO and they show many of the traits a man would with a few differences. They tend to be more disassociative and more unforgiving when they have fast COMT and fast MAO. that is just my observation.

Testosterone and androgen increase COMT and MAO. Since some woman have low estrogen and progesterone , and high androgen now days I would not doubt of many of them are now fast COMT and fast MAO.

Slow MAO can be caused by adrenal fatigue. The body tries to preserve the adrenal hormones by slowing MAO. It is very important for those with slow MAO to manage stress and learn stress management techniques.

Fast MAO can be caused by inflammation and oxidative stress. Fast MAO can cause Crohn’s usually MAO inhibitors helps with Chron’s Fast MAO causes processed sugar and processed carbohydrate cravings. These ones will wake in the middle of the night hungry. Fast MAO causes low dopamine and adrenal hormones. Because men have fast MAO they are more prone to having social anxiety especially if they have been stressed.

Fast MAO causes a craving for processed sugar and processed carbohydrates. Eating them makes it worse. From the low serotonin they will be prone to constipation. Those with low MAO get depressed during the winter. They experience insomnia, low tolerance to pain, low self esteem, OCD, panic, many with PTSD have fast MAO. They also have poor dream recall, have aggressive behavior, and can be violent very quickly and unpredictably. Very impulsive and often times do not think their decision’s through.

Symptoms of fast MAO depression, lack of motivation, lack of sex drive, no desire to live, chest pain, stiff neck, nausea, loss of libido,

Whether someone has fast or slow MAO they should reduce inflammation and oxidative stress so the body can balance things out. They should pay attention to how their COMT and MAO are working so they can make the adjustments in their protocols.

Nutrients needed for low MAO:

Iron, zinc picolinate, copper and riboflavin, glutathione, folate (make certain it is not folic acid), vitamin B12, vitamin B2, SAMe, vitamin C

Herbs for the adrenals. Such as eleuthero, ashwangha, passion flower, lemon balm, valerian

Nutrients and foods to avoid: Pay attention to high phenol foods those with low MAO can react to phenols.

Foods high in tryptophan and phenylalanine, phytoestrogens,

Fermented and aged foods.

MAO inhibitors: need to be avoided by those with slow MAO activity. Those with slow MAO may react to methy donors so should try to get non methylated forms of vitamins. I reacted to methyl groups but once I healed I was fine. For example Hydroxy B12 my be a better option for those with low MAO. Those with low nitric oxide should not take hydroxy B12.

Things that contain apigenin, luteolin,

Virodhamine and endogenous cannabinoid.

Nutrients and supplements for low MAO:

Riboflavin phosphate increases MAO this helps reduce aggressiveness.

Magnesium malate or magnesium glycinate. Especially needed if you take SAMe.

Things that increase MAO: Increasing MAO will reduce neurotransmitters preventing excess neurotransmitters.

Fulvi acid increases MAO it is high in organic, non sulfured black strap molasses, calcium.

Indian snake root

Methylene blue

St Jon’s wort

Things a person with low MAO should avoid: MAO inhibition can cause high levels of neurotansmitters. Drugs that inhibit MAO can cause serotonin syndrome.

These should be avoided until they are healed are tyrosine, tryptophan, soy sauce, chocolate, alcohol, raisins, curcumin, passion flower , nutmeg, kava, calcium , riboflavin.

Andrographin, angelica, bayberry, bilberry, celery, coffee, curcumin, echinacea, coriander , evening primrose, St John’s wort, Uva Ursa and other things with berberine.

Nutrients needed for fast MAO: be aware of any foods you are sensitive to and avoid them as much as possible.

High protein, lots of fiber, complex carbohydrates, glutathione, tryptophan,

Fermented foods and aged foods.

Some things that help with fast MAO:

Rhodiola

Green tea

Foods high in Querciten

Things to avoid with fast MAO:

Riboflavin

Eating process sugar and processed carbs will make things worse so fight the cravings when possible.

Kyurenine maintains brain health. Kyurenine pathway produces serotonin from tryptophan. It is not the Kyrenine pathway itself that is the problem but the way I worded this it may seem to be. The problem is when it becomes dysfunctional and is producing high levels of quinolinic acid. It metabolizes tryptophan and produces metabolites that are very healing to the body reduces inflammation and oxidative stress when functioning properly. It produces Quinolinic acid which is involved in many psychiatric disorders, and neurodegenerative processes in the brain. Quinolinic acid is an excitotoxin. Quinolinic acid affects neurons located mainly in the hippocampus, striatum, and neocortex, due to the selectivity toward quinolinic acid by the specific NMDA receptors residing in those regions. Quinolinic acid causes excess cell death. When it is dysfunctional serotonin levels can become decreased. Those with Lyme disease have extremely high levels of quinolinic acid. High ammonia levels can also cause high quinolinic acid levels.

High quinolinic acid levels will resemble high glutamate levels because glutamate increases, and it causes glutamate to be released, but you also may only you may sleep a lot, have brain fog and get very severe headaches and severe depression, loss of the ability to focus, loss of the ability to learn, severe forgetfulness.

kyurenine pathway when functioning properly will produce beneficial metabolites from tryptophan. It produces toxic metabolites when there is excess Inflammation, oxidative stress, infection, high glyphosate, or if someone has taken antibiotics such as fluoroquinolones which can cause it to dysfunction producing too much quinolinic acid, which causes brain swelling and brain fog, and brain cell death. KYNA inhibits the convulsive and excitotoxic effects of too much glutamate transmission. This occurs because it has to be used to neutralize excess glutamate. High levels of kynurenic acid have been identified in patients suffering from tick-borne encephalitis, schizophrenia and HIV-related illnesses. Notice all conditions that involve confusion and psychotic symptoms. Kynurenic acid acts in the brain as NMDAr antagonist, key in glutamatergic neurotransmission system, which is thought to be involved in the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia. So even though it is involved in producing ATP it’s upregulation can cause many problems in the brain. So it is very important to get rid of any infections causing it’s upregulation, inflammation and oxidative stress. It’s upregulation causes a pyridoxine 5-posphate deficiency which effects many metabolic and mitochondria functions negatively.

Reducing KYNA increases glutamatergic function in the hippocampus and enhances cognitive abilities and synaptic plasticity. Hippocampus has been found to be dysfunctional in those who suffered child hood abuse, experienced chronic stress or who have PTSD. By reducing it, it would increase a persons desire to experience life spatial recognition, passive avoidance, and spatial discrimination. So they would become more enthused about life, be more aware of their surroundings and be able to identify bad situations and avoid them. Their ability to learn from mistakes they have made that could have endangered them or caused them harm improves. Those who have hippocampal damage will constantly make bad decisions that endanger them, bring them pain whether physically or emotionally. They cannot remember those experiences when the hippocampus is not functioning so they will continually put themselves in bad situations that can damage their lives, relationships and the effects often times are completely life changing bringing more trauma on themselves. It is not good to inhibit this pathway because inhibiting it can cause MAO to be inhibited. KYNA also damages the amydala which is also damaged in those who experienced childhood trauma, chronic stress and who have PTSD. Stress also activates KYNA pathway so stress management technique learning is important to reduces it’s activation. You do not want to inhibit it because it is involved in helping us overcome social defeat. Low kynurenine levels have been implicated in aggression, depression, and headaches. So it should never be inhibited. If you experience any of those symptoms then tryptophan can help alleviate the feelings of social defeat, aggressiveness , depression and headaches.

kynurenic acid exerts its neuroprotective effect by acting as an antagonist of the glutamate receptor, N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA), quinolinic acid exerts its neurotoxic effect by acting as an agonist of the NMDA receptor. So you can see it is not so much KYNA that is the problem but when inflammation, toxins, stress, trauma has caused it to start producing quinolinic acid in higher amounts then kynurenic acid. The reason it does this is to produce more ATP in the body because when injured , or when you have an infection the body needs more ATP. Also if you have a metabolic issue slowing the production of ATP found in obesity then KYNA pathway will compensate and more quinlolinc acid is produced.

The headaches caused by high quinolinic acid is because it prevents glutamate from being uptaken into cells causing high levels of glutamate in the brain which is an excitotoxin when levels are high.

caffeine and regular black tea consumption can elevate quinolinic acid levels so should be avoided if KYNA is upregulated.

KYNA production of quinolinic acid activates an inflammatory response, and increases oxidative stress in the body and brain. Once inflammation and oxidative stress has activated it, these will need addressed. Remember oxidative stress and inflammation is what caused the production of quinolinic acid, so a cycle is created that needs to be broken. Major depression and bipolar depression contain increased quinolinic acid. High quinolinic acid levels causes a person to be less caring towards others. It can cause amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, restricted blood flow to the brain, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease. Quinolinic acid also causes low acetylcholine levels which causes brain fog, lack in the ability to concentrate, hindered ability to learn, inability to focus, poor memory recall, and low energy levels or enthusiasm. Sulfation issues need corrected , because it is involved in regulating KYNA. The excess glutamate causes restlessness, anxiety, inability to focus, increased pain throughout the body. If levels get high enough a person can get ringing or strange sounds in their ears and splitting headaches.

Exercise helps to reduce KYNA, learning to manage stress and reduce it reduces KYNA.

Things that help to decrease the production of quinolinic acid are melatonin, selenium, L-theanine, green tea, curcumin combine with black pepper, niacin, Pyridoxal 5-phosphate, cruciferous vegetables, astanxanthan from natural sources, man made astaxanthan is toxic to the body, glutathione, riboflavin, Vitamin E which is found in COD liver oil and extra virgin olive oil. Zinc picolinate can help but in high dose it can do the opposite, grape seed extract, and pine bark extract. Amino acids leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanine, and methionine reduce quinolinic acid production. Chromium, lipoic acid and vanadium help to get out of ketosis if beta oxidation is inhibited.

These should be avoided if quinolinic acid levels are high because they will increase it more arginine, tryptophan, and glutamine. Quinolinic acid causes Pellagra (niacin deficienty) which causes excess weight loss, scaly skin lesions, delusions and confusion. Magnesium can actually increase quinolinic acid so those with high quinolinic acid levels will react to magnesium. You will also react to carbohydrates because they increase tryptophan levels which get converted to quinolinic acid when KYNA is dysfunctional.

N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) melatonin and serotonin are needed to produce it. Very healing to the brain but can cause hallucinations.Holding your breath (hypoxia) Yoga increases DMT. Fast MAO causes low levels. Slow MAO have increased levels.

DMT acts on Sig1R it can interact with other neurotransmitter receptors and change their function by forming complexes with them. When it’s inside the cell, it binds anti-stress proteins and aids them in performing their functions. In the nucleus, it recruits other proteins that bind to DNA and activate or deactivate different genes via epigenetic mechanisms. Other compounds bind to it as well, including cocaine and the sex hormone progesterone. It protects the brain from cell death even during oxygen deprivation. DMT is shown to lead to the production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate. (cAMP), a secondary receptor messenger. Forskolin can increase cAMP. Low cAMP levels causes depression by increasing cAMP it would improve mood. Also many hormones and neurotransmitters are regulated by cAMP. DMT also 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A receptor or the trace amine–associated receptor to cause its psychedelic effect.

DMT is found in many hallucinogenic plants and mushrooms that are being used to heal injury to the brain. DMT prevents anxiety and depression. DMT has been found to restore inflammatory and immune homeostasis.

DMT improves HPA function which helps to reduce fatigue and improve tolerance to stress. DMT improves brain plasticity and has been found to help those who’s brains have been damaged by trauma, chronic stress, and PTSD. It improves the health of tissue throughout the body.

DMT is produced from tryptamine by certain enzymes. MAO breaks it down so fast MAO would have low levels and slow MAO would have higher levels. This may be way fermented and aged foods make some feel better because they are high in tryptamine. It inhibits MAO for a very short amount of time. L-amino acid decarboxylase converts tryptamine to DMT. L-amino acid decarboxylase needs pyridoxal 5-phosphate to form DMT. The enzymes that produce it need oil soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and Vitamin D most of those can be acquired from cod liver oil and olive oil, omega 3 oils increases DMT. L-amino acid decarboxylase that is involved in DMT production are also involved in serotonin and dopamine production. Ironically it’s expression is increased by cAMP. L-amino acid decarboxylase other biogenic amines. So if this enzyme is slow a person would have issues when consuming fermented foods. Lack of sufficient P5P is the main cause of it being slow. Those with Slow MAO will react to tryptamine an biogenic amines so be they could try this they would need to address issues with MAO. Also those who’s beta oxidation in their mitochondria is inhibited would need to address their mitochondrial issues because it causes high tyramine. So if they have mitochondrial issues and slow MAO it is going to cause them a lot of problems.

Knowing if someone committed infidelity.

I would often times be betrayed in my relationships. I wanted to know how I could be more aware of when someone has been unfaithful, so I looked at how the one who was unfaithful is effected. I have found this to be very common changes in people who have cheated on someone. I usually keep my nose out of it when I see this occur but it still hurts seeing it happen.

Those who have affairs will have increased dopamine at first. They will feel more attractive, more content and have a heightened sense of pleasure. They become more emotionally open increasing their feeling of well being. But when the guilt kicks in it changes their personality. When the affair first occurs they will have more confidence. This behavior can become addictive so they may start having multiple affairs.

These are the most common changes that occur in people when they have had an affair. The guilt and anxiety of the consequences cause the HPA to become upregulated. This effects their sleep, memory becomes poor, they will start having angry outburst and may become withdrawn from people. They start feeling incomplete or like something is missing and lose the knowledge of self identity. This causes them to seek their identity by imitating others.

When they first commit the act of infidelity they will become withdrawn and avoid the person they wronged. Later to justify in their minds the wrong doing they will start pointing out the person they wronged short comings.

In the later stages they become self involved believing everyone is beneath them. They also easily lie because the areas involved in moral values shut down. They become very defensive and will only see things from their perspective. They will get angry at others if they make them aware of a flaw they may have or if they are wrong about something and will lash out at them.

They will only make friendships with those they can control. They start viewing relationships as a means to accomplish things or get what they want so they will only associate with those they can control or manipulate.

They start to devalue others in order to try and reduce their feelings of guilt. They will lose the ability to see good in others for the most part and will only see their negative qualities in an effort to make themselves feel better by believing others are worse then they are. This also causes them to not accept the opinions or ideas of others and they will become angry at ones who do try to share an idea or opinion with them. They become very closed minded and pick and choose knowledge they accept if it supports them down playing their guilt.

Because the areas of the brain involved in feeling guilt shut down they also lose the ability to feel empathy for others.

Internally they will feel inadequate, but will overcompensate by being overly confident or will start basing things on appearances and their achievements but inside they have many fears. The fears for the most part is because these things cause them to lose their self identity they no longer know who they are. To farther add to the loss of identity they will hide who they really are from people and only display positive behavior to them.

Thet start rebuking others often and start believing the world is wrong and they are right. They will seek out information to support that belief and reject anything that exposes the reality of their thinking and will get angry and lash out at anyone who provides information that shows they are incorrect about something. This causes them to start being overly defensive if they are incorrect about other things or if they have made an error and it has been pointed out. This is in an effort to maintain their belief they are right and the world is wrong. What adds to this behavior and makes it is worse because they did something wrong they believe others are capable of wrong doing. They start only seeing others negative qualities this causes them to lose their ability to trust others. Areas of the brain involved morality are shut down from the guilt, this causes them to only be able to access memories of when they have made errors farther increasing their lack of trust in others because their brain can no longer access positive memories.

They lose their ability to feel satisfied after sex. They also have the reduced ability to feel love. This will cause them to seek the attention of others trying to compensate for it. But they may have episodes where they become withdrawn when this does not make them feel better.

Those who have had an affair often times lose their ability to set goals and quickly lose interest in things. This causes them to make many bad decisions because they start making decisions based on impulse.

They also will display excess anger partially because they are now unable to see the positive things in people and are mostly aware of their negative qualities. This is is a way to try and make themselves feel better about their guilt and make themselves feel better by convincing themselves others are worse then they are.

Their ability to make decision becomes impaired and they will make decisions based on impulse but because they no longer can access positive memories often times they will make errors in their decisions that effect their lives or others negatively.

If they are a spiritual person they will avoid any scriptures that may make them feel guilt or make them aware of their error and will choose to listen to scriptures that seem to support their behavior.

If a person admits their guilt, learns from it their brain can heal and they will learn from their error.

Effects of trauma and chronic stress on the brain.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry there are many typos. I got tired writing this. I will fix them when I get a chance.

I am writing this in hope it can make others aware. This is not medical advice if you are ill seek the help of a qualified and experienced professional who has knowledge and experience of these issues I will be discussing. I am writing this for educational purposes hoping others can become aware and maybe even realize when they need the help of a professional. One thing I do know when we have mental issues people will take advantage of that to harm us or put us in a vulnerable position. This can also cause ones to make decisions that can negatively effect them or someone else the rest of their lives. By being aware of these things a person could learn to correct it and it could help them find someone who is experienced and has had a proven success record it helping to correct the damage to these areas of the brain. It also could make a person aware of problems they have so they can make better decisions by taking into consideration they have those issues mentally. We all can experience these symptoms at one time or another but those who’s brains have been damaged will experience them more spontaneously, more exaggerated and for a longer duration of time. Those with healthy brains and hormone levels will recover from trauma or stress much more quickly and become focused much more quickly. Most of those with these issues are very functional until they experience severe trauma or stress. There are subtle things that they consistently do that makes them stand out if a person knows what to watch for. Sadly I have seen many therapist who do not address the underlying problem but tell them what they believe they need to hear instead of doing what they need to do. Maybe they think by calming them down it will help so they tell them what they want to hear instead of what they need to. But if you read the research it is not helping because they have to face their brains are damaged and start taking steps to heal it. By telling them what they want to hear they are making things worse.

One thing I noticed that is very important for healing is cholesterol. It is needed for healing throughout the body, for fighting infection, and for proper metabolism. The brain cannot function without cholesterol. When there is excess oxidative stress, excess inflammation or a deficiency it severely limits the body and the brains ability to heal. The oxidative stress and inflammation causes cholesterol to be diverted to healing the body from the injury of the oxidative stress and inflammation which deprives other areas of the body of the cholesterol needed. Cholesterol is needed to make hormones and steroid hormones to keep the brain healthy. Without cholesterol neurosterones cannat be produced to maintain the health of the brain.

Keep in mind any of us could show these symptoms at one time or another if we experience stress, trauma or infection but they rapidly go away when a person’s brain is not damaged. Those who do have these issues usually get good at hiding them. But when they experience trauma, stress, or or anxiety they become more more expressed and it takes them a much longer amount of time to recover enough them can hide them again.

Because many areas of the brain are connected dysfunction in one area can can dysfunction in another area. There are so many things that can damage the brain such as inhibited blood flow which often times occurs with vaccine injury. Physical trauma that can cause many of the things I mentioned below to occur. But I am going to speak of the effects of trauma and chronic stress because they are heavily involved in damage that occurs to the brain. Often times it is a combination of things resulting in multiple areas of the brain being damage. I will be generalizing , and mentioning the most common effects. This is because different areas say such as the frontal cortex could be functioning in one area and not another. This could cause different behaviors. By lumping things together concerning certain areas of the brain it can give a person some idea of what areas of the brain have been effected. One of the reasons those who have been sexually molested as a child have more brain damage is because they tend to internalize their emotions. This causes a decrease in gray matter. Gray matter maintains overall health of the brain. Often times they internalize because of the same, or sometimes they even want to protect the abuser because it is someone the family has deep respect for or care for. Sometimes the abuser makes threats to frighten the child so they will not tell others about the abuse that occurred. Sometimes when the child speaks of the abuse they are not believe and the abuse continues so to prevent the anger and other negative emotions that come with not being believed and protected could be another reason they internalize their emotions.

Each person is effected differently with damaged areas of the brain. They communicate with each other, for example if one person’s amygdala is less damaged then another person and they have damage in the brain in an area that another does not with similar issues then their symptoms may be more severe while the one with areas not damaged wil only show certain symptoms from the damage to the amydala but will not show as many as the person with other damaged areas. Often times people with damaged area of the brain will show no symptoms unless there is increased stress or trauma.

This occurs in those who have post traumatic stress syndrome and female children who have been sexually molested. It can also occur from chronic stress, infection, from toxins such as heavy metals and vaccine injury. The older they are the less severe the damage is. It causes alterations in their brain that are very difficult to correct because the behavior it causes. They tend to be bias in their thinking. Infection , toxins , and many medications especially fluoroquinolones can cause this to occur. I was fortunate because when I was injured by fluoroqinolones and Lyme disease friends on Facebook taught me to do many of these things. Trauma alters the microbiome which also causes damage to the brain.

Females who were sexually assaulted at a young age have a difficult time correcting the times of brain damage cause by the assault. It causes them to be biased and non flexible in their thinking. It is the damage caused to their brains that causes this to happen. By being aware of these things maybe we will judge others less harshly and support them when possible. Hopefully some information may help someone who may have one of these problems and guide them to getting the help they need. The degrees of damage will vary so the symptoms for each person will very some may have more damage in certain areas then others. Many of the things I learn in this was from my research to learn to heal my brain from the damage Lyme and fluoroquinolone drugs caused to my brain.

Those under chronic stress, have experienced trauma or have PTSD have excess oxidative stress and inflammation which damages the brain. Those things need addressed in order to heal. Also damage to various are of the brain causes alterations in the microbiome, leaky gut and gut inflammation which cause brain inflammation and damage.

There are peptides that can rapidly heal the brain but I will not discuss them because I do not have enough knowledge of them to be certain of the safety. I do not trust the research until I have compared many research papers on something.

Studies have shown even with adjustments in diet if the person experiencing this type of damage does not get help form someone who is trained in knowledge of the damage caused and how to retrain the mind to help correct the dysfunction recovery is very very low.

In studies woman who were sexually assaulted or abused as a child had more damage to various regions of the brain. The older the woman was when it occurred the less severe the symptoms are because they have other memories they can relate to in order to make decisions. Parts of their brain had already been developed helping to prevent the damage. Each person who experienced trauma is effected differently. By learning we can help to figure out what areas of the brain need healing. Trauma damages the brain many with PTSD suffer from these things but female children who have been sexually assaulted suffer the most severely from brain dysfunction.

When someone has PTSD their glucose and insulin becomes disregulated. It is very important to work on correcting them. Those with more severe PTSD can experience obesity or chronic fatigue. It inhibits ATP production. Adjustments in diet and nutrients can help to relieve this. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory foods help to increase gray matter in the brain. Betaine (trimethyl glycine)(not beataine HCL or TMG-HCL but TMG alone. ) helps to increase gray matter. Coffee in moderation increases gray matter but if consumed in excess it does the opposite. Berry consumption increases gray matter. Consuming nuts and seeds especially pumpkin seeds increases gray matter. Vitamin C helps increase gray matter. Eggs and other foods that are high in choline increases gray matter by increasing acetylcholine. Lactobacillus planatarum, Staphylococcus aureus which most are deficient in now, Commensal E coli such as E coli nissle , produce acetylcholine. Bacillus subtilis produces acetycholine but must be taken with Bacillus coagulins or it will cause health issues. Bacillus acetylcholini produces acetylcholine from choline. B virtamins such as pyridoxal 5-phosphate, methyl folate, thiamine, vitamin B12, and niacin increase gray matter. Minerals and vitamins should be taken with food if not they will decrease the good microbes in your gut. Salt deficiency can cause a loss of gray matter. By consuming himalayan salt studies have shown the micronutrients in it help to prevent overconsumption of salt. A deficiency in cholesterol causes over all brain shrinking so it is important to get enough cholesterol. Vitamin E found in Cod liver oil has been shown to increase gray matter.

Low levels of butyric acid producing bacteria can cause a decrease in gray matter. Low ATP production occurs in those who have PTSD. It is important to correct this because it causes brain shrinkage. Those with PTSD usually have gut leakage and inflammation which shrinks the brain. These also need to be corrected. Lactose improves brain function but in high levels it can damage the brain . Levels get higher in those with inhibited ATP production so if it is not corrected consuming things that increase lactose levels can damage the brain even more. Maltose has been shown to reduce brain shrinkage and improve glucose levels. Inhibited ATP production also causes issues with fat metabolism and it can make symptoms worse if this is not corrected and fats are consumed.

Calcium improves brain function but in those who have had PTSD for decades they usually have issues with calcium regulation and will get worse taking calcium if they do not correct it.

Increasing gray matter will heal many areas of the brain. Gray matter is reduced in those who have experienced trauma especially as a child. Low gray matter levels can cause memory loss and dementia later in life. Low gray matter levels makes it difficult to see then end consequences of decisions and the end reward for actions. It can make a person more prone to seeing the negativity of things and less able to see the reward or positive outcomes. For example when a person with a healthy brain experiences stress the next time they are better able to deal with it and can see the positive effects of their previous trials and how it helped improve their decision making, those with low gray matter will only be able to focus on the negative effects of stress. Yoga, meditation and exercise increases gray matter. Excess exposure to media has been shown to decrease gray matter. Those who spend more time on social media, watch TV, listening to media broadcast have lower gray matter levels. The more the exposure the less gray matter they will have. Exposure to chronic stress can cause a loss of gray matter which will cause memory loss and cause poor decision making. Those who learn to inhibit the stress response have more gray matter. This takes special training and is usually not successful in those who experienced trauma early in life because the trauma causes them to have bias in their thinking. They tend to only see the possible negative outcome and cannot see picture positive outcomes in their mind. Mindful meditation improves gray matter. That means you mediate on your day and do not judge things but focus on what you have learned and how it can benefit you in making future decisions. You more focus on how mistakes or things that happened can help you make better decisions or avoid certain situations such as if we made a bad decision and it effected our life negatively we would not focus on the error but focus on how to avoid the error again. Because those who have experienced trauma in life early will have atrophied hypocampas they will have a difficult time doing this because it is needed for non-judgmental awareness.

Consuming rice or oats in the morning increases gray matter but consuming bread in the morning decreases it. Omega 3 fatty acids increases gray matter. Learning new things or learning new skills increases gray matter. Playing video games increases gray matter. Excess video game playing and violent games have the opposite effect and reduces gray matter levels.

Exposure to complex environments increases gray matter such as driving in heavy traffick. But in excess the stress can start to damage the brain. Experiencing novel new things increases gray matter in the brain. For example learning new things or experiencing new things, increases gray matter. Doing things that increase creativity increases gray matter. Sharing your ideas with others without fear of judgment and listening to their suggestions without judging helps to increase creativity. So acquire friends you can share ideas with and they will not judge them. Learning a new craft such as pottery or knitting can increase creativity. Often times those with PTSD do not want to learn a new craft but by forcing themselves to it can retrain their brain. Learning relaxation techniques increased gray matter. Looking to do things in a new way can also increase gray matter. For example combine old knowledge with newly acquired knowledge to solve problems. Listening to music that makes a person feel good can increase gray matter. Helping others and doing acts of kindness increases gray matter. Practicing empathy, forgiveness and kindness even when stressed can help to increase gray matter. Drawing, painting, doing word puzzles, can also increase gray matter. Singing or humming increases gray matter. Experiencing new foods increases gray matter. Lithium helps increase gray matter but decreases sex drive. Taking it long term can cause weight gain and many other negative health effects. Damage to the hippocampus makes it difficult for someone to remember facts or events accurately. When stressed has added trauma a person with hippocampus damage can experiences transient global amnesia. It develops suddenly then suddenly goes away when the stress or trauma has been reduced. I am certain certain I have seen this occur in people. I have seen them make a bad decision based on impulse because those with damaged areas of the brain are prone to do it, they were immoral decisions that negatively effected their life and the lives of others long term. When this occurs in people who have inhibited impulse control they do not think about the long term consequences until after they do them. So the stress induced by what they realize they have done probably causes the memory loss. Because after I seen those people do the things that did you could tell they absolutely believed they did not do that and had no memory recall of it.

When stressed those who have experienced trauma will act negatively to acts of kindness , touch and affection because oxytocin increases which can cause the memories of the trauma to return and the negative feelings that came with it. This can cause mood swings, anger, and even violent behavior.

When traumatized the ventral prefrontal cortex loses it’s ability to inhibit the amygdala and because upregulated it increases adrenal hormones, extend period of upregulation causes it to start to atrophy and lose function.

Most of the nutrients I mentioned earlier improve overall brain function.

Chronic trauma and stress causes serotonin resistance and inhibited ability for it to be released in the brain. Infection, heavy metals, eating foods high in glyphosate, some medications especially fluoroquinolone can cause this to occur. Serotonin receptor density becomes decreased. This results in decreased GABA. So this has to be corrected before other issues are corrected in the brain. This usually causes dopamine receptor resistance also. This will cause the person to be more competitive and seek risking and sometimes dangerous behavior in and effort to increase serotonin levels this could include risky sexual behavior if the prefrontal cortex is damage also which occurs in those who experienced trauma as a child. This can also cause borderline personality disorder. It can increase anxiety, cause OCD, cause a loss of inhibition. Causing bad decision making that can negatively effect their life and the lives of others. It can cause severe depression, lack of self control causing impulsive behavior. This can cause an increase in aggressive behavior causing anger and even violent behavior. This also causes brain fog and difficulty making decisions. It reduces the brains ability to respond to stress because it effects many other areas of the brain. The effects of dopamine are very similar and many of the areas of the brain are effected by dopamine and serotoning so I will cover dopamine at the end of this article. The effects are very similar to serotonin.

Serotonin resistance which occurs in those who experienced trauma or chronic stress causes severe depression. Serotonin resistance impair the ability to sleep so those with serotonin resistance will not experience REM sleep so will not wake refreshed. People with serotonin resistance When they dream often times it will be nightmares. Serotonin resistance cause cause them to develop chronic fatigue. This can also cause fibromyaldia like symptoms and chronic pain. Serotonin deficiency causes poor memory and reduced ability to learn. They can have sudden trauma or stressful or traumatic memories will spring up suddenly in their minds. This can also cause sudden changes in mood and personality. This can cause a person to have trouble concentrating, become fidgety, chronically bored. They can become hyper. In order to try to increase serotonin they will get involved in risky and sometimes dangerous behavior. If it gets more severe a person can develop ADHD, dementia and schizophrenia. Those with damaged or low numbers of serotonin receptors take everything serious so they will take subtle jokes or comments as personal attacks. They may also experience frequent headaches. When there is damaged or low responsive serotonin receptors a person will become easily annoyed and experience extreme rage easily. Those with low serotonin levels will have an increased sex drive and sometimes masturbate frequently.This can also cause them to not be inhibited and will cross boundaries, so are often times have sexual relations with others even when they are married. But they do not have the emotional constructiveness so would not experience the satisfaction those who have normal functioning serotonin levels would when they have sex. Those with low serotonin receptor responsiveness often times will have low self esteem. They are more prone to being obese because they tend to crave carbohydrates . That is because the body uses carbohydrates to produce serotonin. But they will not respond to the serotonin so the cravings will continue. Those with low serotonin receptor responsiveness will sometimes experience restless leg syndrome. Those who’s receptors do not respond to serotonin will be easily stressed and will be less open to agreement. They are also sensitive to loud noises. Those with inhibited serotonin receptors have a difficult time fully connecting emotionally with others. Ironically their bodies will increases serotonin in an effort to compensate which will cause muscle twitching and muscle aches. The symptoms of non responsive serrotonin receptors are similar to non responsive dopamine receptor.Those with low serotonin receptor responsiveness have low impulse control so often times will cross moral boundaries they should not and do dangerous things that can harm them or others. Those often times have high levels of serotonin but their bodies do not respond to the serotonin. this causes many health problems. Often times when someone shows symptoms of low serotonin they will give them serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This will cause them many health problems because their receptors are non responsive , so it does no good increasing serotonin the receptors need repaired. When serotonin levels are normal a person will feel more content, and happy. Low serotonin causes constipation and high serotonin levels can cause diarrhea. Excess serotonin in the gut can cause nausea. Most of the serotonin the body uses is produced in the gut. Low serotonin will cause wounds in the body to heal much more slowly. If serotonin levels get too high a person can become agitated restless, lose inhibitions sexually and because hypersexual, a person can become confused, dizzy, become disoriented have hallucinations and seizures. High serotonin is usually drug induced.

When more severe it can cause muscle tremors, Bell’s Palsey, loss of motor control causing clumsiness.

Things that can increases serotonin and dopamine receptors and their sensitivity are . Making subtle changes that can improve your life. Those with damaged serotonin and dopamine receptors tend to not like change and may have to force themselves to make changes. Even things like paining a room a different color can increase the receptors sensitivity. Getting sunlight especially in the morning increases receptor sensitivity. Dwelling on theories of things a person can do to improve their life and the possible positive outcome can increase the receptors sensitivity. Mindful meditation increases the receptors sensitivity. Exercise even yoga increases the receptors sensitivity. Slowly implementing them and working to bring about these changes helps. One must be careful those making too many changes too quickly can cause stress and have the opposite effect.

Excess social media, excess TV watching, excess news, excess internet surfing, Gambling, and pornography has been found to make the serotonin and dopamine receptors unresponsive. So limiting these will improve the receptors function. Protein rich foods especially ones that contain tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine improve the receptors function. Also magnesium, Omega 3 oils, CoQ10, acetylcarnitine,melatonin, and vitamin D increases their density making them more receptive.

St John’s wort, Periwinkle, and Bacopa improves the receptors health and function.

Increasing BDNF improves overall brain health. Tumeric, resvertrol in things like grape seed extract, panax gensing, rhodiola, gingko, extra virgin olive oil, saffron, lemon balm, and perriwinkle increases BDNF. Ashwangha increases BDNF and reduces adrenal hormone levels which helps with anxiety. These most likely should be taken in the morning with food because they increase motivation and the feeling of well being, and increase energy levels.

Avena sativa (oat straw), Lavender, mugwort, japanese honetsuckle tea, rooibos tea reduces cortisol levels helps to reduce fear and anxiety, and improve tolerance to stress but can have a relaxant effect so should be used later at night.

Arnica and wild daisy improves over all brain and body health.

Inositol increases serotonin and dopamine receptor density. Commensal E coli such as E coli nissle, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bacteroides ovatus, produce inositol. It is produce from phytic acid found in beans , legumes, nuts and seeds. This helps prevent depression, bipolarism, it also improve insulin sensitivity and improves glucose levels which improves brain function. This also helps to normalize hormone and neurotransmitter levels. It prevents high androgen levels helping to prevent PCOS.

This is damaged and inhibited in women who suffered sexual abuse or trauma as a child, this can also be damage by the many things mentioned previously. It is made worse in women because estrogen and progesterone cause increased dysfunction when a woman is under stress. This is also damaged in PTSD.

frontoparietal network is involved in executive function and goal oriented thinking. It is also involved in task that are mentally demanding. It is important in rule based learning and moral problem solving. Those deficient in this will tend to manipulate people and take advantage of them and not feel remorse. It is also involved in actively taking in information of our environment organizing it to be able to anticipate the most probable outcome. Those with frontoparietal network dysfunction will get confused when they are over stimulated by stressful events, they will have a difficult time planning and making decisions in the context of goal-directed behavior. Those who have disrupted frontoparietal networks tend to break rules and moral norms without feeling remorse. They lack the ability to stay focused to achieve long term goals. They also have a hard time in identifying when information is irrelevant when making decisions so often times make errors in their decision making. This also causes them to lose the ability to inhibit ineffective or inappropriate solutions. They lack flexibility in their thinking and are not open to suggestions. They have a short attention span. This can also cause vision decline and blurred vision. They are more prone to acting on impulsive and compulsive behavior seeking instant gratification without thinking about the long term consequences that they actions may have. They may cross moral boundaries when they are married and have sexual relations with someone else and they will not think of the long term consequences of their actions. They have a difficult time adjusting to changes in their environment. It is involved in visual attention , the ability to take in visual information and compare the information to past experience to make a decision. Those with disrupted frontoparietal network have a difficult time doing this and the more information they have to process the more difficult it is for them to make decisions. Often times it results in them making an incorrect or immoral decision. They get easily distracted by sudden movements or sounds. Those with damage to frontoparietal cortex have a hard time coordinating visual information with motor skills. They can be clumsy. These ones can have a hard time with learning to drive or ride a bike because of the difficulty combining visual information with motor skills. Ever notice those people who run into doors ways a lot. This is something that those with low functioning frontoparietal networks do especially when under stress. The frontoparietal network is critical for our ability to coordinate behavior in a rapid, accurate, and flexible goal-driven manner. Those with healthy a frontoparietal network score higher on intelligence test. The frontoparietal network is involved in brain wide communication. It communicates with many other areas of the brain to improve cognitive function and decision making. It is also involved in a person’s ability to multitask. Because the frontoparietal network is involved in communicating with many areas of the brain it is involved in our sense of self. Those with low frontoparietal network function become disassociated. They lose their sense of self. These are the people who go through many friendships and relationships because they are emulating others, trying to established their identity. Sadly that only makes them use more of their sense of self. These ones usually are the people pleasers. They seem very kind but many of their relationships do not last because they cannot fully connect and relate to others because they have no sense of self so they try to do what they things would please others. Their personalities change based on who they have been associating with because they integrate their behavior into their own, they will try to like what others like instead of developing their own likes and dislikes.

Things mentioned above for other brain regions also improve the function of the frontoparietal network.

It’s function has been found to be disrupted in autism, schizophrenia, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s.

Mindfulness training improves it’s function. Practicing improving executive skills helps to improve it’s function. Setting goals by putting them in writing and practicing implementing them helps to improve it’s function. By teaching the brain to prepare for task or goals it improves frontoparietal function. Also trying to view mentally possible positive outcomes improves it’s function.

Frontal Cortex controls behavior and impulse control. It helps to regulate emotions and decision making and solve problems by balancing the two. It is involved in the retention of short term memory and being able to feel the rewards from task we have done or things we have accomplished. It also helps us to be aware of our environment and make accurate decisions based on the information we have taken in. Inhibited function causes poor judgment and bad decision making and lack of mood regulation. A person with damage to the frontal cortex will be more prone to breaking rules and crossing moral boundaries without feeling remorse. Those are the people who never apologize. This causes them to make frequent moral judgment errors in their decision making. They are more prone to fits of anger, violence, suicidal thinking, especially if there is increased stress. Low frontal cortex function causes a lack in the ability to focus and pay attention. During time of stress , depression or frustration they can become hyperactive and impulsive and make bad moral decisions. They have a hard time performing task when the decision involves something that requires them to determine what is right and what is wrong morally. They have difficulty distinguishing between right from wrong. They have difficulty controlling their thoughts and will tend to overthink things causing themselves to become more confused. It also is key in regulating information from other brain areas so stress will cause them to become very confused. Those with low frontal cortex function have an inhibited ability to fully connect with others. This also causes those with this type of damage to have a difficult time learning to drive or ride a bike. They also may run into door ways especially when stressed. I have met people like this and I noticed the quality of their life, their friends and relationships continually declined through their life. They hurt, lied to, betrayed , offended and wronged so many people that they figuratively burn all their bridges so have no one to turn to. So they have to accept what friends they can. Since the frontal cortex keeps us from acting recklessly by keeping our emotions and impulses under control, it prevents us from getting overwhelmed emotionally and doing reckless things. For example if it is functioning and we get overwhelmed and something annoys us we can usually think on it determine the importance and if it would be worth addressing or if it should be addressed. When the frontal cortex is not functioning properly and someone may annoy or offend us instead of having self control a person will lash out at someone and usually say or do things they should not. Damage to the frontal cortex can make it difficult for a person to control their emotions.

When the frontal cortex activity has gotten to low it can cause excess drowsiness, and they will not feel refreshed when they wake. They will have disrupted sleep and will be tired but have difficulty going to sleep. The mind can be trained to correct this. They also lose their ability to respond to environmental signals and lose spatial awareness causing them to lose motor function and become clumsy.

Those with low frontal cortex activity lack the ability to feel compassion, empathy, remorse or guilt. This can cause them to disassociate from people after a while because they only see their negative qualities and do not see their good qualities. This gets worse when they are under stress.

The frontal cortex allows us to adapt to changes in our environment and is needed for problem solving from the integration information taken in , and anticipatory problem solving and the performance of behavior based on them. Low frontal cortex activity causes decision bias. They tend to only focus on negative outcomes. It also effects their relationships because because they will only focus on their negative qualities and only recognize when the person is experiencing a negative emotion but not acknowledge when they are having a positive emotion. The bias thinking caused by this caused them to not be open to suggestions or alternative solutions to problems. They sometimes will make similar mistakes repeatedly. They focus on the possible negative outcome and lack the ability to imagine the positive outcome of things.

Those with frontal cortex dysfunction have problems with planning for things based on past memories and lack the ability to modify strategies or behavior when solving problems. They have difficulty paying attention to detail, and staying focused to complete a task. This causes them to make errors in decision making. This causes them to make poor decisions when making friends because they will make judgment errors about the person. They are unaware of deception and can be easily deceived. This can get them involved in bad decisions from not being aware of what they are getting involved in. They lack of impulse control can cause them to make immoral decisions or break rules that can cause them more stress adding to their mental dysfunction.

Those who have low frontal cortex function do not feel remorse or guilt for wrong doing. So if they have an angry outburst, betray someone, treat them poorly, or get violent with them they will not feel remorse or guilt these people do not apologize unless it is beneficial for them to. The have a tendency to manipulate people and use them to achieve instant gratification. They also will form many friendships in the believe that one of they will eventually bring them happiness. Since they only focus on the negative aspects of people they eventually start to be disassociated from people and will seek out a new friend. They experience frequent episodes of anger , depression and even suicidal thoughts. They tend to make decision based on instant gratification and cannot process the thoughts to determine what the long term outcomes could be. This causes them to make decision that can cause them to negatively impact their lives or others lives. Since the have low willpower they can be prone to making bad moral decisions without feeling remorse or guilt.

Those with low frontal cortex function will lack motivation and social flexibility they will repeatedly seek out people with certain qualities.

Low frontal cortex activity can cause high glutamate and low GABA levels which can cause the inability to sleep or get sleep that is refreshing. They also can experience frequent and severe headaches, anxiety, excess fear, depression, because excess glutamate has excitotoxic effects on the brain. Low GABA causes depression. This can cause suicidal thoughts and increased pain from the damage it causes to the cannabinoid receptors. Over time if this continues the brain becomes conditioned to make decisions based on fear which causes bad decision making.

Low frontal cortex activity can cause excess hunger and the person will not experience satiety after eating. The low ATP production from damage to the mitochondria and high adrenal activation can cause obeisty and severe fatigue. Those with low prefrontal cortex activity lack shyness because of the lack of inhibition. They have a tendency to be hypersexually active, hyperoralty, they will stick inappropriate things in their mouths.

Some with low prefrontal cortex activity tend to explore their environment with tactile exploration(touching or handling). This enhances prefrontal cortex function. , improves learning ability and problem solving. It increases tolerance to stress, reduces pain and increases cardiovascular health. Things such as working with the hands, building things, painting, drawing, knitting, making pottery, has been shown to improve prefrontal cortex function and over all brain health. This also improves those with low prefrontal cortex function to be able to properly bond with others. Often times because of their apathy and lack of motivation it will cause them to not want to do these things. But studies have shown if they force them to it improves frontal cortex health which improves mood, improves their positive outlook on things and increases their ability to handle stress.

This can also cause schizophrenia, and bipolarism when it becomes more severe. Even if they change their diet studies have shown of they do not seek professional help with someone experienced with retraining the mind successful recovery from thipsychosis s is very very low.

Some bacteria that increase GABA can improve overall brain health , the feeling of well being and improve sleep. Some strains stimulate the release and production of GABA in the brain. The ones that produce GABA prevent excess glutamate which in excess is an excitotoxin to the brain and neurons. munciniphila, Lactobacillus rhanmosus, L rhamnosus GG, L planatarum, L bulguricus, L brevis, L buchneri, L rossiae, L holgardii and Bifidobacterium dentium produces GABA. Also Bacillus fragilis, Bacteroides ovatus, Bacteroides fragilis, , Lactococcus species, and Alistipes species increases GABA. These also increase GABA receptor responsiveness. Overgrowth of Ruminococcus species and Fusobacterium species can cause low levels of GABA and damage the brain.

Probiotics that can increase the feeling of well being are Lactobacillus gasseri and L helviticus.

Improving vagus nerve health also improves the function of the prefrontal cortex and overall brain health. Humming and singing improves vagus nerve health. Also bifidobacterium longhum improves brain health.

Extinction training improves frontal cortex function and activity. Improves long term memory. Extinction trying involved writing down a positive future story full of optimism. Do not get caught up in hateful talk or gossip. Expressing gratitude improves frontal cortex function. Laughing increase prefrontal cortex function. Doing acts of kindness improves it’s function. Learning a new skill improves it’s function. Mindful meditation increases it’s function. Doing small task even when you do not want to increases hippocampus function.

Insular cortes (insula) helps to regulate emotion it can become atrophied especially in women who experience sexual abuse as a child. It is involved in emotions such as empathy, compassion, taste, motor control, self-awareness cognitive function, interpersonal experiences (social connectiveness). It is also involved in regulation of homeostatic emotions such as hunger , pain , fatigue, and thirst and blood pressure regulation during and after exercise. Its functions include compassion and empathy, taste, perception, motor control, self-awareness, cognitive functioning, and interpersonal experience. It is involved in cognitive awareness of your body and it’s functions. This gives us the ability to realize when something wrong in the body and respond. Reduced gray matter from the traumatic event reduces it’s function and can cause it to atrophy. The insula is where one imagines pain when seeing images of painful events and thinking about it happening to one’s own body. Other function insula is our perception of things such as passive listening to music, laughter, and crying, empathy and compassion, and language. Studies have shown when it is atrophied it can heal. Damage to the insula can cause vertigo and loss of balance. Chronic stress and increased cortisol levels which can be caused by health problems causes insula atrophy. Those with inhibited insula will cross moral boundaries that are not accepted as be normal like having sex with many people on impulse. They tend to break rules and moral boundaries.

Associative learning is the process by which a person or learns an association between two stimuli or events. In other words it is involved in the punish reward learning in the brain. When the insulin is atrophied this is inhibited and they will not learn or even recognize the possible negative outcomes of their actions. The also cannot visualize possible positive outcomes. It is also observed in observational learning especially when observing people. Through play, children learn social skills such as sharing and collaboration. Children develop emotional skills such as learning to deal with the emotion of anger, through play activities. Those who experienced trauma young have a reduced ability to acquire these types of skills.

Those with low insula function have an inhibited ability to feel empathy, and understand normal moral violations. It is also involved in normal emotional processing low function cause cause a loss in the feeling of well being, depression, anxiety. Loss of function can also inhibit the bodies ability to have an orgasm. It is involved in having a balanced anger, pain, happiness, and sadness response. It’s low function can cause a loss of this ability which can cause someone to feel disassociated from themselves and others.

It helps to maintain focus so someone does not make careless errors. Loss of insula function cause also cause a loss of language skills. The low ATP production from the increased adrenal hormones causes the energy supply to the brain to be blunted. This causes the insula to atrophy. Insula atrophy causes excess apathy and lack of motivation. When more severe it can cause visual hallucinations. Low insula function causes apathy motivation , loss of ability to feel compassion, empathy and the ability to forgive others. It can cause increased anger, and increased tendency towards violence. This is why those with Alzheimer’s can been calm and then have a sudden episode of violent actions. They have atrophied insula.

When function is severely inhibited a person can develop psychosis. A person will have difficulty determining what is real and what is not real. When this occurs they usually develop problems with sleep and will socially withdraw. They will develop beliefs that will not change not matter how solid the evidence is you present them with. They will ignore it and get angry often times lashing out at the person who presented the evidence. They will misidentify objects and persons. They can be prone to getting lost when driving because of this. They have a decreased response to external stimuli. Mothers with low insula function will often times ignore a crying baby, neglect them and even abuse them. They also lose the ability to feel pleasure so they can suffer from severe depression. They also suffer from severe cognitive decline. It is believe that insula atrophy contributes to Parkinson’s disease. Those with insula atrophy have an increased disgust towards things such as foods and people. Insula atrophy can cause obesity and fatigue. The insula is responsible for learning from painful experiences. It is why we remember them so vividly. Because of this we learn from painful experiences. If we cannot do anything about it we learn how to better deal with it. If it was because of an event that happened from a decision we made then we learn how to avoid those types of situations or adjust our behavior. Those with low insula function will have a reduced ability to do this so will not learn from mistakes that may have brought them pain. Often times they will make the same bad decision they can cause them more pain and even endanger them. Those with low insula function will often times repeatedly put themselves in situations were they can be harmed. Damage to the insula causes a person not to be afraid of future pain. This can cause them to make decisions that can put them in danger. I suspect that this may occur to prevent them from recalling the traumatic experience. They may have taught their brains to resist insular activation because when activated they would remember the traumatic event. The insula processes love, hate, disgust, pain, sadness, and happiness. From an anatomical perspective. So the insular is how we feel the physical effects of emotion. Because a persons with insula inhibition cannot feel the physical effects of things that make them happy, of love, hate or other emotions they do not learn and adapt. This causes them to make many errors in their relationships. This means they will not take the appropriate actions when they experience and emotion. Those with insula dysfunction will usually develop cardiovascular disease. When the insular is not functioning properly a person will have difficulty processing sound, images they see, and they will not experience the gratification from eating something they like because their sense of taste, smell and the feeling of happiness that a person would normally get is inhibited. Because those with insla dysfunction do not feel the physical effects of love they will base their decisions mostly on rationalizing which causes them often times make hurtful decisions because they do not feel empathy and compassion. This can cause their relationships to be stressful because they often times hurt people emotionally and do not feel remorse or empathy. These often times go through man friends or relationships.

Insula helps to maintain focus so those with low insula activity can make careless decisions that cause themselves or other harmed emotionally or even physically. Those with low insula activity can be prone to addiction to drugs and alcohol. Low insula function makes a person feel more vulnerable. Low insula function causes a persons ability to feel content or satisfaction when they have completed a task. Those with low insula function are not aware of their bodies so can get injured, or have an illness and not realize it until they are very sick. When the insula is damaged a person will have difficulty reciprocating trust. Normally when the insula is working correctly a person will reciprocate trust when it is warranted and without trust when it is not. Those with low insula function have a difficult time trusting others which effects there relationships. The insula is responsible for learning from painful experiences. It is why we remember them so vividly.

Mindfulness training improves the health of the insula. Meditating on possible positive outcomes of things can improve function of the insula. Performing task even when you do not desire to improves the health of the insula. Increasing oxygen with diaphragmatic breathing improves function of the insula and other areas of the brain. Improving sleep quality improves function of the insula. Also getting therapy to retrain the brain improves function of the insula. Excess alcohol consumption decreases insula function this is why alcoholic experience depression a lot. The insula shapes our belief system and when it is not functioning we can have a distorted beliefs from the inability to look at things objectively and unbiased. Helping others and do acts of kindness improves insula function. Extinction trying also involves recognizing when we are felling a bad or inappropriate thought and learning to teach our minds to not dwell on it. To think of more positive things. Over time those with low frontal cortex activity can become condition to respond a certain way whether good or bad. They need to learn to be aware when that is happening and learn the appropriate way to respond. Extinction training helps prevent the reactivation of fear caused by the past trauma.

With sleep got to bed at the same time whether you go to sleep or not it trains the body that is time to sleep. Studies have shown watching the sun set improves sleep quality. Thinking about positive things improves sleep quality. Those with prefrontal cortex dysregulation tend to reward themelves with bad behavior , be aware of this and work to replace it with more appropriate behavior that will not cause bad decisions and bring more stress on oneself.

People with damaged insula rarely apologize unless it will benefit them because they do not feel guilt or remorse.

The hippocampus- there are two in the brain one on the left and one on the right side of the brain. In those who experience excess trauma or stress especially female children of sexual abuse they have upregulated hippocampus levels. This has been found to be true in PTSD also. It is involved in the brains ability to stabilize short term memory-to long term memory. It is involved in spatial awareness which is awareness of our surrounding which helps us to navigate. Over activation for to long can cause a person to lose their ability to navigate. Increased levels caus loss of short term memory and disorientation. It causes the loss in the ability to recall the recent past, but we maintain long term memory. It is sensitive to conflict. When there is one goal that has both positive and negative outcomes for example getting married the increased hippocampus activation will make it difficult for the person to make a decision. This can cause someone to make errors in decision making if it is dysfunctional. Depression from other damaged to the brain can damage the hippocampus. The hippocampus is also involved in our ability to feel empathy and be creative. In victims of sexual assault the hippocampus is upregulated in some areas but atrophied in others inhibiting it’s ability to receive and send signals to other areas of the brain. This causes them to be insecure because they lose the ability to establish a stable, realistic and cohesive sense of self. So it is involved in our emotional state and identity. It makes us lose the sense of who we are when it is damaged. Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to improve it’s function. Therapy to teach someone how to overcome depression. If the hippocampus is dysfunctional for too long a person can develop diabetes. Those with hippocampus damage will have no perception of self identity so will try to develop their identity by imitating others. They also may get lost when traveling. Damage to they hippocampus can increase a person’s willingness to lie. Some have became sexually perverted when their hippocampus has been damaged.

Reveratrol in grape seed extract improves hippocampus function. DIM (diindolymethane) improves hippocampus function. Carbohydrate deficiency can cause hippocampus dysfunction. Exercise increases hippocampus function even aerobics. These should mostly come from more complex carbohydrates and fruit. Most B vitamins improve hippocampus function. Dietary yeast can improve hippocampus function. Avoid stress try to learn to be more aware of the fact you have injury to the brain and are prone to making bad decisions and take the time to things them threw because the added stress from making a bad decision will harm the hippocampus. When the hippocampus is dysfunctional it can cause thiamine to become deficient. This can cause soreness in the ribs and sternum. It causes inflammaiton in connective tissue in the body. Learning new things has been shown to improve hippocampus function. Whole grains, nuts , and seeds improve hippocampus function. Mindful meditation improves hippocampus function. Doing puzzles and memorization games increases hippocampus function. Playing strategy type games improves hippocampus function. Eating fatty fish and berries improves hippocampus function. Avoid bad fats especially transfats that damage the brain. Practicing optimism, gratitude can help to improve hippocampus function. Working on having a more positive view of oneself improves hippocampus function. Write down things you like about yourself. I did the and it does help but it took a while for me to get the hang of it. Gotu kola can improve hippocampus health. Rhodiola, Panax gensing, Lions mane mushroom, and gingko can improve hippocampus health. Damage to they hippocamus can increase a person’s willingness to lie. Some have became sexually perverted when their hippocampus has been damaged. Often times ones with a damaged hippocampus becomes disassociated from themselves and others, so will have no sense of self identity. So they do not really know who they are. In order to compensate they will imitate the behavior of others and often times becomes people pleasers. This is an attempt to develop who they are but it blinds them to their own qualities causing them frustration and depression.

Amydala- the frontal cortex loses it’s ability to decrease activation of the amydala so it is over activated in those who experience chronic stress, trauma, or have PTSD. It’s primary function is in processing memories, decision making and emotional response and emotional memories. It is involved in fear conditioning and it is where memories of fear are stored. It is involved in the fight or flight response and our response to pheromones. When functioning properly it improves our ability to retain memory. Exposure to chronic stress or trauma can damage the amydala causing it to become dysfunctional. It can be over activated in those who have experienced trauma this causes a loss of fear, hypersexuality, hyperorality (sticking in appropriate objects in ones mouth), It can also cause the loss in the ability to recognize familiar objects. When I had Lyme very bad I lost the ability to recognize my family for a while. I worried that this would not come back but it did heal and my memories came back. Mothers with damage to the amygdala lack maternal behavior towards children and often times will neglect them or physically abuse them. Fear canuses it upregulation and damage to other areas of the brain can cause increased fear. For it to function properly the frontal cortex needs to be healed. It is involved in facial recognition and emotional intelligence.

Increased expression causes increased sexual arousal and aggressive behavior. When a women is stressed they are effected differently they lose serotonin receptors in the brain which effects the amygdala and many other areas of the brain so to heal the amydala that would also need addressed. When there are low expression of serotonin it causes and increase in amydala expression which increases adrenal hormones. If it goes on for an extended period of time this can inhibit ATP production , cause insulin, and lectin resistance and cause issues with glucose regulation which farther damages the brain. This causes anxiety and increased violent behavior.

Doing acts of kindness and charity improves amydala function and improves memory. Meditation on positive things improves amygdala function. Psychiatric therapy to unlearn the fear response can help improve amydala function. Recognize when it is being triggered and take step to relax and learn to handle stress more positively. Like if a life changing event took place of course it will change our life dramatically but we could try and dwell on the things we will do to make our life happier in the future and how we will adapt in a positive way to the changes. When this happens we start judging ourselves and others which can damage the amydala. We need to learn to let things go and stop holding onto them. If we made and error we need to forgive ourselves and take steps to prevent making error in the future. Being aware of the short comings this causes can helps us be aware when we are putting ourselves in a situation we my make a bad decision. Imagining yourself happy and being kind actually helps to improve amygdala function. Often times those with upregulated amygdala will seek the approval of others. Learn to be happy with who you are and what your likes and dislikes are. We all of care things that make us who we are, often times we do not entirely lose them. Focus on those things. Like what you like and dislike. If we become people pleasers we lose our identity and can be manipulated into making bad decisions. When we start emulating others because we want to fit in or want to please them we lose who we are. This can increase damage to the amygdala. Increasing GABA also improves amydala function. Experiencing new things improves amydala function. I remember a friend in one of our Lyme groups on Facebook said she took up pottery making , the thought at the time because of my brain damage repulsed me. But she said it really helped heal her amydala. So I decided to learn to read research papers as my new thing to learn. Many friend on Facebook spent hours teaching me. It seemed like my amydala was not going to heal then one day it was like a light switch was flipped on and things started working again. It takes about three months based on research to for the amygdala to heal. This is about how long it took for me to heal.

The amygdala learns through experience and association. This improves it’s function. If we avoid tackling certain problems because of fears then the amydala will remain dysfunctional. We may have to start out slowly in dealing with them and as our experience and association improve the function of the amydala improves. For example if we got stung by a bee we could develop fear of bees. We can retrain our minds to see the experience differently, for example I do not get to upset when I get stung by bees because it was usually and error I made and the bee was only trying to protect itself or the colony. So I learn from it and try to be more aware and more cautious. Because bees serve many useful functions I do my best to try and not harm them again. So may develop a fear of bees if say they had been walking through a yard full of clover in their bare feet and got stung by a bee. The sight, of the bee, the clover or a busing of a bee can set of the fear and panic. In this instance exposure to what cause the fear will help to remove the fear. This also teaches us how to avoid getting stung by the bee again. Some psychotherapist have them visualize those things before they expose themselves. I do not know the effectiveness of this I have not found studies on it.

People tend to avoid things that make them anxious or cause fear this prevent their amydala from learning and adapting. Learning to be aware of that fear and exposing ourselves to it and and slowly learning how to control how effects us it can help the amygdala function better. The fear seem real and seems it cannot be changed but it can be. Doing things can help us to stop thinking negative thoughts and start being able to see things more positively. If it is not dealt with it effects peoples perspective of the world and others which effects their relationships negatively. Healing the amydala helps to prevent us from overthinking the past and or overthinking the future and viewing it in a negative way.

Some supplements that may help are tyrosine, bacopa, rhodiola, NAC N-acetylcysteine ) improves amygdala function. Omega 3 oils , ashwangha, magnesium, St John’s wort, P5P in the form of pyridoxal 5-posphate not more then 50mg improves amygdala function.Vitamin B12 and thiamine improve amydala function. Increasing endogenous cannabinoids, lemon balm, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation improves amygdala protection.

Precuneus- It is involved in mental imagery, concerning oneself. It is involved in daily memory formation, visual spatial recognition, the ability to observe surroundings and predict the most probable outcome and prepare a response. It coordinates mental images with visual images which helps with creative thoughts and solutions to problems. It is also involved in attention shifting. When it’s function is inhibited it will make it difficult for a person to shift their attention from one person to another or one things and another it can cause them confusion and brain fog. It is involved in the judgment of people as to whether we will show them compassion , empathy or whether we will forgive them or we will not. When precuneus function is inhibited the person shows less empathy, compassion and is less forgiving. It is also involved in response inhibition. Those with inhibited precuneus do not think about what their response will be , their response will be spontaneous and often times inappropriate or cause injury emotionally or physically to others, but because of the other brain injuries they usually do not see their error and will not feel remorse. The precuneus is also the main area of the brain that a person feels happiness so when not functioning properly a person’s ability to be happy will be inhibited. The precuneus is also involved in our ability to be respectful, considerate and polite.

Precuneus function can be improved with mindfulness thinking . We do not overthink the past or the future but try and focus on the present. We label thoughts and feeling in the body with and objective manor and do not judge them. This can help us to more clearly make the appropriate adjustments, especially if we have made a mistake. Instead of judging what has happen we could thing what have we learned from it and what step could I do to prevent the error again? We should not be self critical when we do this. Avoiding pain prevents the brain from learning to deal with it effectively. But by viewing the pain objectively our minds can learn from it and learn to adapt. Each time we deal with painful things our minds get more efficient and better at handling them. We have to accept and observe certain types of thoughts rather then judging and avoiding them. This helps us to be better at handling stress, anxiety and pain and improves our ability to relax. This also improves our relationships with others. We are better able to understand them and their feelings.

Those who have been sexually assaulted as a child, chronic stress can cause low nucleas accumbens function. Nucleas accumbens function is low in PTSD. Usually women who have been sexually assaulted as a child experience more severe inhibition of the nucleas accumbens.

Nucleas accumbens mediates emotional and motivational processing. It also modulates pleasure and reward processing. When it is deficient a person can lose the ability to few pleasure and reward for good deeds or finishing a task. This cause them to have a lack of motivation and be apathetic. It is also involved in associative learning. Meaning learning occurs based on Stimulus, the nucleas accumbens groups information into one associative memory for example when we think of a car we may have had in the past we do not just think of the headlamp but we think of the many aspects of the car we remember. Memory can be recalled based on association. When the nucleas accumbens is not functioning properly it can cause us to only recall negative memories and have difficulty remembering the good memories. We recall memories based on association. For example we learn to be satisfied when we doe something often times by the end result and the rewards that came from it like when we work and get a paycheck. We also learn from people complementing us and encouraging us when we do something good or when we have finished a task. This becomes inhibited when nucleas accumbens function is inhibited. This can also cause increased feeling of pain in the body when they experience stress, or trauma.

Low nucleas accumbens function causes bias thinking especially when they are stressed. Or if they are in a position were they have to make quick or unexpected decisions. They will not be open to new information or suggestions. Fear and anxiety may increase. Their minds have been conditioned for negative expectations and it is very difficult to break this cycle. Adding to it the stress can bring the traumatic experience back to memory causing flash back farther increasing the confusion and decision making. They lack the ability to adapt to changes and have a difficult time seeing possible positive outcomes they can only focus on the negative. The more threats they perceive , which when the nucleas accumbens is inhibited they can be exaggerated the more difficult their decisions making becomes. This also increases neurological pain and fatigue even more. When stress is increased they can become emotionally detached from people and their environment. If severe enough they can develop psychosis or borderline personality disorder.

Low nucleas accumbens function causes negative recall bias. It is caused by the amydalla becoming over activated by the low nucleas accumbens function. This will cause someone to only see bad even when something very positive is present. For example if they had a friend and they had many good times with the friend but the friend said something to disturb them and make them angry . They will not focus on the many good times but the one time the friend did something negative. Because of this they can start categorizing people negatively and labeling them and start thinking of them as losers, failures or jerks. This caused them to constantly seek new friends and when this occurs again they start thinking negatively of the friend and will negatively categorize and label them and think negative thoughts about them. They can even get disgusted by them. This is a protective mechanism but is over exaggerated in those with low nucleas accumbens function. This causes their interpersonal relationships to be unstable. They also develop sleep disorders. They usually experience severe depression, anxiety and could experience suicidal thoughts.

They will have severe memory gaps and will not remember things they have done. There was once a woman having sex cheating on her husband did not remember. When her mind healed she started to remember. It is caused by basal forebrain amnesia. I wonder if the guilt, or thoughts of the consequences increased the stress causing the loss of memory. It can also lead to insecurities, sadness, anger, bitterness, and many other negative emotions.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271754599_Basal_Forebrain_Amnesia

Those with low nucleas accumbens function have a maladaptive response to stress. They will have a tendency to put task off, or try to avoid things that cause them stress. They will do things to distract themselves like surfing the internet or getting on social media. Or they may sit and daydream.

If the damage gets severe enough it can cause people to develop split personality disorder, develop OCD

Memory extinction therapy improves the function of the nucleas accumbens. Those who have been traumatized learn to change thinking by accepting new data and ideas. Also exposure therapy helps improve nucleas accumbens health, which improves the ability to adapt, take in new information, and improve flexibility in thinking.

Learning to celebrate small victories can help improve nucleas accumbens function. Using too much negative wording can damage the nucleas accumbens. For example if we make a mistake we should not have thoughts we are stupid. We could think I wish we would have made a better decision, I what can I learn from this so I can avoid the same mistake in the future. If we acted inappropriately instead of thinking I am a jerk. That was not a good way to react, I will work on correcting that. When we make errors dwell on how we can take what we learned in apply it in the future so we do not make future errors. Saying positive things to others and complimenting them improves the health of the nucleas accumbens. Trying to find humor in some situations can improve the function of the nucleas accumbens.

When faced with new task that is difficult we should not think this is difficult. If we think we are learning something new and dwell on the benefits of learning it we improve nucleas accumbens health.

Often times when the nucleas accumbens is deficient a person will feel like they are going to have a nervous break down. Things we endure build our ability to endure stress by training our brain and providing memories that make it easier to make decisions based on what we learned. This improves the function of many brain regions and makes us more flexible so we can move forward.

The bias thinking can be overcome by being open to new ideas, information or suggestions. This improves the ability to adapt our thinking and be more flexible in our thinking which can improve our ability to make decisions and decrease errors made in decision making.

Often times the dopamine receptors become damaged and are non responsive especially in children who have been sexually molested or abused and those who have PTSD. Those who have tick born illness often times have severely damaged dopamine receptors. Toxins such as mercury and other heavy metals can damage the dopamine and other receptors in the brain making them non responsive. When this occurs it will have no effect on the brain when dopamine is increased. Sometimes the body tries to increase dopamine to try and compensate but because the receptor in the brain are not able to respond to the dopamine it ends up causing health issues throughout the body. Damage to the dopamine receptors if not addressed can cause Parkinson’s disease. Low dopamine can cause someone to be prone to drug and alcohol abuse. Impaired dopamine cause a person to have a feeling of reward for things they accomplish. Have an impaired ability to avoid bad situations , learn from errors and from being punished. This causes them to be impulsive and make the same types of errors repeatedly. The lack of impulse control can cause some to become obese from eating unhealthy foods. Those with low dopamine receptor response will experience extreme sadness, will be apathetic, lack motivation, and they will have cold hands and feet. Because those with low dopamine receptor activity do not learn from post errors, and past dangers they put themselves in they fail to learn from the mistakes and continue to make the same decisions and put themselves in bad situations. They often times will be thrill seekers and deliberately do things in an attempt to increase dopamine. Those with low dopamine responsiveness are unable to learn how to avoid and even escape bad situations, sometimes they are not able to identify when they have put themselves in a bad situations. They will not avoid them, so will constantly do things that negatively impact their health, and even put their life in danger. Those with low dopamine will have a low sex drive, and will not feel gratifications from sex. Those with high dopamine will have an extremely increased sex drive. Those who’s dopamine receptors are damaged will have feelings of hopelessness. Those who have a damaged dopamine system may engage in addictive or taboo behavior in and attempt to increase dopamine because they do not feel the reward that others feel that having a functional dopamine system. For example people who get addicted to gambling often times have a damaged dopamine system. Low dopamine can cause symptoms similar to high serotonin. Low dopamine can cause symptoms similar to high serotonin. A person will get muscle tremors and feel muscle pain. Stiffness and difficulty moving. They will have loss of balance and disturbed sleep patterns. Excess dopamine can actually get someone to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Excess dopamine can cause salt cravings because it cause cause the body to remove too much salt. Low dopamine cause cause high insulin levels and high dopamine reduces insulin. When a person has the correct dopamine levels they will feel alert, focused , happy and more motivated.

Dopamine is what gives you the sense of satisfaction from doing task or completing something. Low dopamine gives you feeling of not being gratified. If dopamine levels are high it will make it seem like time is going slow but when dopamine levels are low and serotonin levels are high it will make a person have no sense of time and they will not be able to perceive if 15 minutes passed or 8 hours so they often times will be late for things. Low dopamine receptor response can make a person feel tired and they may lack motivation

High hydrogen sulfide levels inhibits the break down of dopamine. But it increases oxidative stress so would cause the lose of dopamine receptor so the high dopamine would be ineffective. Those with high H2S levels will have high serotonin, and low adrenal hormone levels. A deficiency in the methanogens , inflammation, oxidative stress, high mercury levels, fluorquinolone injury or eating foods high in glyphosate can cause high hydrogen sulfide levels.

Low dopamine can inhibit ATP production causing obesity and fatigue. Low ATP farther decreases dopamine and dopamine receptors because the oxidative stress causes dopamine to be oxidized and dopamine receptors to become damage. Increasing ATP, AMPK activators helps.

Excess inflammation and excess oxidative stress, or even stress can cause the to release dopamine instead of norepinephrine or epinephrine. This will cause anxiety and increased sensitivity to pain.

Pathogenic clostridium spp alters dopamine metabolism and causes damage to the dopamine receptors. This will make a person have manic behavior and be bipolar. Tyrosine is needed to produce dopamine. A lack of protein in the diet can cause low dopamine.

Oxidative stress and systemic inflammation can be caused by infection, toxins and leaky or inflamed gut, causes a loss of dopamine receptors. If a person loses dopamine receptors then they will not experience the sense of gratification when they accomplish things. Leaky gut causes high inflammation levels and high levels of lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins) which damage the dopamine receptors and causes high a-synuclein levels. A-synuclein causes Parkinson’s disease. High levels of unconjugated bile acid also cause high a-synuclein levels. This is cause by a lack of microbes that conjugates bile acid. A-synuclein build up in the brain blocking receptors in the brain especially the dopamine receptors.

Berberine containing herbs such as bayberry increases dopamine production by the microbes in the gut. But if the dopamine receptors are damaged increasing dopamine will not help. Balance is key. Excess dopamine and serotonin can have negative effects on health it is best to increase receptors to improve sensitivity to dopamine.

Butyrate producing microbes prevents the loss of dopamine receptors.

GLP-1 regulated by our gut microbes increases dopamine signaling in the brain, increases dopamine recycling and dopamine storage capacity.

Lactobacillus planatarum prevents oxidative stress reducing dopamine receptor loss.

Lactobacillus buchneri and Ruminococcus albus reduces oxidative stress which prevents dopamine receptor loss.

IFN-a and inflammatory cytokine increases under stress, infection, gut inflammation or leaky gut. It cause loss of dopamine receptors.

Akkermansia in low levels actually protects from leaky gut preventing loss of dopamine receptors but it’s overgrowth causes leaky gut causing dopamine receptor damage.

Most lactobacillus increases dopamine and improve adrenal function but if oxidative stress and inflammation is not addressed it will not mater because the receptors needed will be damaged making a person insensitive to the effects of dopamine and other catecholamines. They also will but insensitive to the effects of adrenal hormones mentally.

L rhanmosus increases IFG1. L rhamnosus prevents the break down of dopamine so increases it’s levels It inhibits MAO-B.

L planatarum produces acetylcholine from choline. Acetylcholine regulates neurotransmitters like dopamine. It protects against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. L planatrarum increases butyrate producing microbes. Butyrate protects the brain preventing loss of dopamine receptors. L casei shiroto, Bifidobacterium longum, also increases the butyrate producing microbes in the gut. Those who have high levels of H2S would not benefit from the effects of butyrate because hydrogen sulfide blocks the beneficial effects of butyrate. As a matter of fact in most test results I see often times those having issues with dopamine have high H2S levels and high butyrate levels. The levels of dopamine in their brains is usually high but they have a loss of dopamine receptors so do not reap the benefits of the dopamine. Bifidobacrterium infantis

It improves tryptophan metabolism. It improves melatonin, dopamine and serotonin levels.

Eubacterium Sp, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, commensal Clostridium, Flavonifractor plautii

, Butyriciococcus , Bacteroides nordii , Anaerostipes species, produces butyrate.

Some Prevotella produces butyrate and conjugates bile acids which helps prevent loss of dopamine and dopamine receptors. Prevotella is a double edged sword and needs balanced just like dopamine does because excess dopamine will cause a Prevotella overgrowth. So if you see a Prevotella overgrowth the person most likely has excess dopamine.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus DR7 is found in cows milk. It upregulates the tryptophan and serrotonin pathways and prevents tryptophan metabolism shunting to the kyneurine pathway which prevents anxiety , depression and mood swings. It increases the microbes that help to balance serotonin and dopamine in the body.

Bifidobacterium animalis reduces oxidative stress. It inhibits MAO. This increases feel good hormones and dopamine but could increase tyramine so those with low BH4 levels or inhibited beta oxidation need to correct those before taking this one. B animalis increases Akkersmansia. Reduces H pylori.

Bifidobacterium infantis improves melatonin, dopamine and serotonin levels. Helps restore healthy HPA axis function which would help with anxiety and Addison’s disease. Reduces pain and inflammation throughout the body.

Staphylococcus species produce dopamine. They can also convert L-dopa to dopamine. Staphylococcus produces dopamine from tyrosine and L-dopa. Staphylococcus produces most of the dopamine needed in the body.

Bacillus cereus produces dopamine. Fifty percent of dopamine is produced in the gut.

Bacillus subtillus produces GABA , ncreases dopamine and noradrenalin. It should not be taken alone but should be taken with Bacillus coagulans to prevent it causing health issues.

Bacillus mycoides increases dopamine and noradrenalin

Pathogenic streptococcus can increase serotonin. This can cause tryptophan issues and cause high dopamine levels.

Lactococcus species produces high amounts of dopamine

Ruminococcus spp decreases dopamine

Enterococcus faecalis produces dopamine

These things increase dopamine receptors:

Uridine expecially in the form of cytidine

inotsitol produce by commensal E coli

Forskolin

Lavender

Caffeine in moderation

Testosterone

Cordalis

sunlight and far infrared

Acetyl L-carnitine

Lobelia increases dopamine receptors.

Magnesium

L-threonate

Cordyceps mushroom

Meditation

Exercise

Resisting urges especially ones involving addiction.

Doing puzzles or hobbies such as coloring, artwork, word puzzles.

Doing task we do not like to do.

Velvet bean increases dopamine but can damage dopamine receptors.

Increasing BDNF increases dopamine receptors. Lions mane mushroom, HDAC inhibitors such as increasing butyrate producing gut bacteria, forskilin, valproic acid, and niacinamide increases BDNF.

Things that contain scopoletin prevent the oxidation of dopamine to toxic dopamine analogues. Deadly belladonna, stinging nettles, chicory, passion flower, black haw, fenugreek, vinegar, and dandelion coffee contain scopoletin.

oleic acid (omega 9 oil) increases dopamine and oxytocin it is found in butter, olive oil, free range beef fat, avocado oil, most nuts, pumpkin and chia seeds, cheese and eggs.

Agmatine increases dopamine receptors. Foods that contain it are soy sauce, coffee, flour, sauerkraut, miso, fish oil and oily fish, milk kefir, aged white cheeses and coffee.

In order for BH4 to function properly vitamin C is needed, nitric oxide is needed, vitamins B1, B2, B3, SAMe, are needed. Also PQQ can help improve BH4 function. Low ATP levels can cause BH4 dysfunction D-ribose, niacinamide, CoQ10 can help to increase ATP levels. Betaine also known as TMG (trimethylglycine) can help to recycle metabolites needed for proper BH4 function. Issues causing low oxygen or iron dysfunction or deficiency need addressed because iron and oxygen is needed for proper BH4 function. BH4 increases dopamine release in the brain and stimulate VMAT2. VMAT2 is called the God receptor because it is stimulated when people pray or are involved in worship. When VMAT2 function is lost people lose their connectivity to God and other people. Vaccines are known for damaging the VMAT2 receptor. Eating GMOs, foods high in glyphosate and fluoroquinolone drugs can also damage the VMAT2 receptor.

If a person is experiencing any issues with neurotransmitters it would probably be wise to use antioxidants, NRF2 activators and do and anti-inflammatory diet along with taking anti-inflammatory herbs.

Trimethylamine speeds up aging of the brain this can be caused by low levels of methanogens in the gut or high levels of trimethylamine producing microbes in the gut. TMAO damages many neurons and receptors in the brain. Eubacterium spp also help to prevent high TMAO levels. Increased Prevotella levels can increase TMAO. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii helps reduce TMAO. Pathogenic Clostridium spp can increase TMAO levels. Pathogenic Eschericha spp can cause high TMAO levels. Eschericha Coli nissle and other commensal E coli actually prevent high TMAO levels. Enterococcus faecalis reduces TMAO levels. Methanobrevibacter smithii reduces TMAO. Colinsella spp. increases TMAO . Providencia rettgeri . Methanomassillicoccus coccus , Methanomassillicoccus luminylensis , Methanomicrococcus blatticola , Methanosphaera stadtmanae , Methanobrevibacter smithii , Methanomassiliicoccus intestinalis , Methanomethylophilus alvus prevent high H2S and high TMAO levels. Anaerotruncus spp, Anaerococcus species , Romboutsia spp, Lachnoclostridium sp , Tenericutes spp, Erysipelatoclostridium spp,. bdellovibrio bacteriovorus spp , Mica vibrio aeruginosavorous , Hugatella spp, produce Trimethylamine, so if overgrown they can cause high TMAO levels or if deficie

Before I discuss GABA I do need to warn about something. Those who have trauma from being molested by a trusted figure such as a family member or a religious figure with have many other issues and GABA could actually make them worse because their NMDA receptore is upregulated. Chronic stress and other trauma can also cause this to occur so it would be best to try and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress and heal the brain and let GABA balance out by supporting the body nutritionally. Ones who have been molested by a trusted figure will suffer from disassociation. Also their insula will have low function these ones cannot feel the physical effects of emotion. They often times have selective amnesia or dissociative amnesia. They will develop disassociative disorder. Children are much more prone to this. Dissociative amnesia is where a person cannot remember important information about their life. This can include their life history and or their identity. This also occurs when a person experiences chronic stress or trauma. They will remember most of a day but there will be specific parts they cannot remember. These things things occur more severely in children who have been molested by someone who was a trusted figure because they have to maintain two diametrically opposing views of the person who assaulted them.

GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) Mild stress can activate the GABA receptors but chronic stress inhibits them. GABA helps the cells in the brain communicate. GABA reduces stress, increases relaxation, reduces pain and improves sleep quality. GABA prevents over activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Low GABA can chronic stress from upactivtion of the sympathetic nervous system. Insomnia and disrupted sleep pattern. Low GABA activity can effect memory, make it difficult to consenstrate, cause muscle pain, and headaches. High GABA can cause tingling or flushing, constipation, burning throat, muscle weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath. High levels usually occur from supplementing with GABA. GABA helps to prevent over activation of the HPA by acting on other areas of the brain that are effected by adrenal hormones. It helps break the cycle by calming those areas. GABA is produced from glutamate and pyridoxal 5-phosphate a form of vitamin B produced in the body. Chronic stress , infection, toxins especially glyphosate , mercury and fluoroquinolone drugs can inhibit vitamin B6 conversion to P5P. This can cause glutamate to build up in the brain. Glutamate is excitotoxic to the brain in high levels and can cause an over activation of different areas of the brain and inhibit other areas. It especially activated the HPA and can cause someone to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Often time those who experienced trauma , chronic stress or have PTSD have high glutamate levels and low GABA levels. GABA can also be produced from putrescene by DAO enzymes. Taking GABA supplements in excess can cause digestive upset, muscle weakness, shortness of breath and low blood pressure. Taurine can be consumed to increase GABA receptor activity. Also magnesium bind to GABA receptors improving their sensitivity to GABA. L-theanine I am not comfortable with because it increases GABA, dopamine and serotonin. High dopamine can cause hyper sexuality. KAVA increases GABA levels in the brain. Gingko improves function of the GABA receptors. Magnolia bark binds to the GABA receptors which have very similar effects as GABA. Yoga has been found to increase GABA. Often time in those who experience chronic stress,trauma have PTSD or are chronically ill ATP production and the citric acid cycle are inhibited this inhibits the bodies ability to produce GABA from glutamate and can cause excess glutamate levels. I will discuss believe the symptoms of high glutamate. Low GABA levels can cause obesity.

GABA improves neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brains ability to mold, reshape, and alter itself by by creating new neurons and neural networks. In those who experienced trauma as a child their neural networks are severely damaged. They are more prone to developing Azlheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Neurplasticity helps us adapt to stress, changes in environment, and learn new things. Scientist used to think the brain stopped growing once someone became and adult they have since learned that the brain continues to grow and adapt throughout life. They have also learned in healthy elderly their brains have become more efficient at taking in information and adapting. This is why they do not get stressed as easily. This is because of the memories they can access and use to solve problems. Neuroplasticity is also what gives us the ability to adapt to changes and learn new things. Neuroplasticity gives us the ability to recovers from stressful events, trauma, or set backs in life, and recover from fear based memories. Neuroplasticity is also how the body adapts when a limb is injured. For example if one of our legs was injured we would compensated by limping and putting more weight on the healthy leg so the injured one could heal.

Low frontal cortex activity from trauma, stress, or PTSD can cause high glutamate and low GABA levels which can cause the inability to sleep or get sleep that is refreshing. The person can experience frequent and severe headaches, anxiety, excess fear, depression, because excess glutamate has excitotoxic effects on the brain. Low GABA causes depression. This can cause suicidal thoughts and increased pain from the damage it causes to the cannabinoid receptors. Over time if this continues the brain becomes conditioned to make decisions based on fear which causes bad decision making. Low GABA cause fear or panic for no reason, anxiety, an overwhelming sense of fear or apprehension, inability to cope with stress, restlessness a person may be tired but cannot sleep, they will not be able to stay focused so their attention will jump from one things to another, sudden outburst of anger even for little things that most would not get angry about, excessive worrying they will worry about little things that most would not worry about and over think them, they may start developing phobias, when more severe they my develop tics throughout the body. Such as nose sniffing, shoulder shrugging, neck jerking, increased blinking, some may develop vocal tics. Low GABA also increases a person’s sensitivity to light , sound, and chemicals. Low GABA can cause blurred vision, tingling and numbness in extremities, slowed muscle reaction, muscle tension and weakness, and muscle pain such as found in fibromyalgia. It effects the digestive system also. When GABA is low it can cause vomiting. It can cause a person to alternate between diarrhea and constipation. It can also cause tachychardia resulting in could hands and feet. It can effect breathing because low GABA can induce asthma like symptoms, coughing or choking. Women may experience frequent urination, increased menstrual bleeding especially if they skip meals. Low GABA can also cause night sweats.

GABA increases growth hormones showing GABA supplementation may enter the brain through the pituitary. Low GABA can cause irregular heart beats. Just as low dopamine can cause carbohydrate cravings low GABA can also cause carbohydrate cravings.

GABA is also produced in the pancreas which helps to reduces it’s production of glucagon so can help protect the body from diabetes. It also promotes the replication and improves function of pancreatic B-cells. GABA also promotes the conversion of A-cells to B-cells.

There are probiotics we can take to increase GABA levels but studies have shown only a small amount of GABA from supplements and our gut microbes enter the brain. It does increase GABA levels but the amount it increases them are limited. What taking probiotics do that produce GABA is they prevent high glutamine levels because they use glutamine to prodce GABA. Also the GABA they produce would improve pancreatic health. Strains of bacteria that increase GABA can improve overall brain health , the feeling of well being and improve sleep. Akkermansia munciniphila, Lactobacillus rhanmosus, L rhamnosus GG, L planatarum, L bulguricus, L brevis, L buchneri, L rossiae, L holgardii and Bifidobacterium dentium produces GABA. Also Bacillus fragilis, Bacteroides ovatus, Bacteroides fragilis, , Lactococcus species, and Alistipes species increases GABA. These also increase GABA receptor responsiveness. Overgrowth of Ruminococcus species and Fusobacterium species can cause low levels of GABA and damage the brain.

Probiotics that can increase the feeling of well being are Lactobacillus gasseri and L helviticus.

There are foods that contain GABA such as GABA-rich foods include cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sprouted grains, rice especially brown rice, fermented foods , oolong and white tea.

There are foods that contain GABA such as GABA-rich foods include cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sprouted grains, rice especially brown rice, fermented foods , oolong and white tea.

Lemon Balm, and Rhodiola increases GABA activity in the brain.

Nutrients that help to reuduce glutamate levels and increase GABA are P5P no more then 50 mg, magnesium, zinc picolinate, taurine, glycine, vitamin C, selenium and L-lysine.

Those who have developed chronic fatigue and have a problem with gaining too much weight my have developed inhibited OXPHOS in mitochondria or their citric acid cycle has become dysfunctional. This can inhibit the bodies ability to produce GABA. If this occurs they will need to correct those issues in order to restore homeostasis.

One sign that GABA levels are increasing is some aging in the skin may be reversed because it increases growth hormones and improves collagen production in the body.

Lemon Balm, and Rhodiola increases GABA activity in the brain.

Nutrients that help to reuduce glutamate levels and increase GABA are P5P no more then 50 mg, magnesium, zinc picolinate, taurine, glycine, vitamin C, selenium and L-lysine.

Those who have developed chronic fatigue and have a problem with gaining too much weight my have developed inhibited OXPHOS in mitochondria or their citric acid cycle has become dysfunctional. This can inhibit the bodies ability to produce GABA. If this occurs they will need to correct those issues in order to restore homeostasis.

One sing that GABA levels are increasing is some aging in the skin may be reversed because it increases growth hormones and improves collagen production in the body.

Trauma, chronic stress, and PTSD alters the cholinergic system causing it’s over expression. This causes increased acetylcholine and increased acetylcholine receptor activity. Acetylcholine is involved in control of motor function in our muscles. Acetylcholine is involved in arousal, attension, motivation and memory. Constant activation can start making the acetylcholine receptors non responsive. Supplementing does not increase brain acetylcholine levels because it cannot cross the blood brain barrier. There are two classes of receptors nicotinic and muscarinic. When the muscarinic receptors are not responsive a person can stop producing saliva. Low acetylcholine levels or decrease musarinic receptor sensitivity can cause high blood pressure excess can cause low blood pressure because acetylcholine increases nitric oxide production. When functioning properly , and a person wakes in the morning they feel more alert, they will have better memory, and improved ability to pay attention. Low acetlycholine receptor function prevents a person from having REM sleep. When acetylcholine levels are low or the receptors are damaged a person will have difficulty learning new things and taking in new information. They will have a difficult time discriminating what information is factual and what information is not. Losing function of the acetylcholine receptors can cause enterograde amnesia. This often occurs in people who have made a bad decision and released the ling term effects it will have on their life. The increased stress and anxiety can damage the acetycholine recptors causing them to be unable to recall the recent past. So they will not remember the error they committed. Those who have low functioning acetylcholine choline receptors can have this occur if they experience stress or trauma. Low acetylcholine function can make it difficult to breath. Some antihistamine decrease acetylcholine levels, Benadryl is one of them. Those with issues in the cholinergic system will suffer gastrointestinal problems because it maintains vagas nerve health. The vagas nerve is needed for our brain to communicate with our guts and our microbiome. Low acetylcholine makes a person prone to infections.

When the acetylcholine receptors become non responsive or acetylcholine levels become low a person can experience muscle weakness, especially in the eyes and face, and they will have difficulty swallowing. Often times clues this is happening can be found by looking at the thymus it becomes enlarged. The muscle weakness involved is not painful or fatigue but they will lack the ability to use them. When acetylcholine levels are low or the receptors are not functioning a person will develop a sensitivity to light, and may have troubling chewing because of muscle weakness in the jaw. This can also cause them to have slurred or slow speech. They may appear to be sad because their eyelids drop and they will not be able to hold their mouth closed. If they try to smile it may look more like a snarl. When acetycholine receptor activity is inhibited the muscle lose their ability to contract.

Because acetylcholine inhibits other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin high levels of acetylcholine can make it appear that those are deficient. A person can have high acetylcholine levels but if there acetycholine receptors are damage they will be unresponsive making it appear they have low acetylcholine levels. If they appear to have low acetylcholine, serotonin and dopamine there acetylcholine receptors are most likely damaged. When this occurs a person will experience depression, lose the ability to feel pleasure, have difficulty consentrating, will not be able to have more complex problem solving thinking abilities, experience mental confusion and mental fatigue, they will be pessimistic and only able to see negative outcomes in the solution to problems, they will experience what many who have Lyme call ghost smells and ghost sounds. They will here things that are not there are smell aromas that are not present. They will experience headaches, and dry mouth, intestinal gas and bloating, tingling and numbness in legs or arms, flu or cold like symptoms, chills or the feeling you are cold, runny nose that is usually clear, they will only focus on their inner thoughts and not the thoughts of others, often times they won’t even acknowledge someone else thoughts. They prefer doing task and to work alone. They have a tendency to daydream a lot to work out a problem. High levels of acetylcholine can also cause anxiety. No that I covered symptoms of acetylcholine receptor dyfunction I will cover high and low acetylcholine. Those with poor function of the acetylcholine receptors with have poor impulse control, have bad decision making, make bad moral decisions, will have a difficult time planning for things and have a difficult time making more complex decisions. When functioning properly a person will be more alert, feel refreshed when they wake. Be happier and more content, and will have a more positive view of things and be able to see the possible positive outcomes. They will have improved memory especially of happy memories or of memories that made them feel good. They will have improve heart function. Low acetylcholine causes rapid heart rates and higher blood pressure. When functioning properly a person will have more energy, be more aroused and more alert and aware of things. Those who have PEMT issues in their livers will experience low acetycholine levels. Betaine (trimethylglycine, TMG) can help with that, these ones may have high estrogen levels. A diet deficient in choline will cause low acetylcholine levels. If the acetlycholine receptors are not function increasing acetycholine can cause severe depression. Taking high doses of vitamin D can cause excessively high acetylcholine levels. If a person is deficient in vitamin A,D or K it can cause acetylcholine receptor dysfunction.

When functioning properly acetylcholine allows the muscle to contract. Low levels makes it difficult to move your muscles they become stiff but there is no fatigue or pain. When functioning properly it improve the brains neuropasticity. When acetylcholine system is function properly a person will be able to better handle stress, have more positive attitude towards others and will have a more positive view point on solutions for problems instead of dwelling on the possible negative outcomes. When the cholinergic system is function properly a person will have better sleep quality and wake feeling refreshed.

Low acetylcholine will cause depression. Low acetylcholine levels causes systemic inflammation and can develop autoimmunity because the immune system becomes over activated. Acetylcholine balances inflammation and the immune response it does not reduce them if they are needed by the body to heal. Low acetycholine can cause constipation and gastroparesis. Low acetycholine levels can cause dry eyes and inhibit the ability to produce saliva, cause hypotension, loss of muscle tone and chronic inflammation, memory loss, and difficulty focusing. A person with low acetylcholine levels will lack the ability to stay focused, be depressed and have severe mood swings. Forgetfulness occurs when acetylcholine levels are low and often times a person will forget to complete a task. Low acetylcholine levels causes a person to become easily distracted. Low acetylcholine makes it difficult to recover after exercise or exerting oneself. A person will have a difficult time learning when acetylcholine levels are low. When acetycholine levels are low they will develop POTS which causes dizziness, light headedness, increased heart rate, weakness, confusion and nausea. Lyme sufferers refer to the mental issues low acetylcholine causes as brain fog.

High acetylcholine levels is usually induced by medications but stress, trauma , and infection can cause high levels. It can cause bronchial constriction, bradychardia, vomiting and abdominal cramping, muscle twitching which are similar to tremors but happen throughout the body including the heart, confusion, headache and drowsiness. Excess also inhibits the immune system so a person will experience frequent infections. Stress and trauma can cause excess acetylcholine levles. These can be correct by relaxations techniques. High acetylcholine levels can cause excessive sweating. Excess salivation, excess eye watering, blurred vision, muscular weakness and fasciculation which is similar to muscle twitching.Most lyme sufferers have experienced this. Increased depression and anxiety. They may experience confusion. Will lack the ability to get restful sleep and often times experience insomnia. If this occurs for an extended period of time the cholinergic system could become dysfunction.

Cod liver oil can increase acetylcholine levels. B1 deficiency can cause low acetylcholine levels. Vitamin D increases acetylcholine levels but if a person takes too much vitamin D it can increase levels too high. No more then 500IU should be taken.

Foods that contain choline include meat, fish, eggs, beans, whole grains, dairy products, nuts, and seeds. In addition, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage also contain high amounts of choline.

I believe it is best to improve cholinergic function before trying to increase or decrease acetycholine levels because when there is damage to it the body cannot properly regulate levels. This is why I believe those who have experienced child hood trauma or have tick born illness jump between having high levels and low levels so much. I will list things that improve cholinergic system function.

Omgega 3 oils improve cholinergic function but Omega 6 oils , and transfats can inhibit cholingeric function. Bacopa, gingko, and huperzine A which is extracted from toothed clubmoss. Things that contain berberine such as bayberry or coptis improve cholinergic function.

Antioxidants such as NRF2 acitivators and milk thistle seed improves cholingeric function. Oil soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, E and D. Vitamin D in high does can cause excess acetycholine production. NAC (N-acetylcysteine) improves over all brain health, Vitamins such as niacin, methyl folate, vitamin B12, P5P help to improve overall brain health.

Things that contain complex polysaccharides improve overall brain health because they increase the production of glycoproteins in the body, reduce inflammation and fight infection. Things high in these types of polysaccharides are aloe vera, wild yam, pectin, berries, beans, legumes, fennugreek seed, peaches, sea algae especially read and brown sea algae, syrup from birch tree, oats, mushrooms, plums, and peaches. These things can cause weight loss. These also improve pasticity in the brain. Cherries, and curcumin have been found to improve cognitive function. Ashwangha and ground cherries are chemically similar. Ashwangha improves verbal and working memory. Coffee in moderate amounts improves brain function but in excess it can do the opposite.

Panax gensing is neuroprotective and has been found to improve overall brain health. Lions mane mushroom has been found to be very good at improving overall brain health. Phospatidylserine has been found to improve memory.

If a person takes a supplement to increase choline I would recommend citicoline. Citicoline does not increase TMAO. Taking supplements such as Alph-GPC or citicoline in super high doses can increase acetylcholine levels so high that the body will start inhibiting the acetylcholine receptors so do not take high dose. If a person has PEMT issues TMG can help and it will also increase choline levels.

Foods high in choline are liver, eggs, legumes, goat milk, fish, water melon , cruciferous vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, wheat germ, chicken, turkey, quinoa, and cottage cheese.

Saffron improves cognitive function and memory recall. It is used in those who suffered trauma and have episodes of stress induced amnesia.

Acetylcholine is produced from glucose, acetic acid (vinegar and choline). I suspect some who have low acetylcholine levels may have low levels of acetic acid producing bacteria.

Magneium is needed for the cholinergic system to function properly but in excess it can inhibit the cholinergic system and cause high acetylcholine levels. Zinc picolinate can improve function of the chlolinergic system. Selenium is a potent antioxidant so improves function of the cholinergic system.

Things that can inhibit acetylcholine are nicotine, forskolin, high dose glycine, over production of butyrate in the gut, excess branch chain amino acids which can be acquired from food or microbial production in the gut. Lipoic acid, and kava.

Lyme disease, inflammation, fluoroquinolone injury , eating foods high in glyphosate, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, or gut inflammation can cause inflammation and excess oxidative stress which cause causes leptin resistance, this causes high leptin levels which activates choline acetyltransferase. This can cause high acetycholine levels.

Those who have suffered from severe trauma, chronic stress may benefit more from supporting the brain nutritional wise and doing things to decrease NMDA receptor expression. If a person reacts and their symptoms get worse it would most likely indicate they have an over expression of the NMDA receptor. This is very common in those who have been molested by a trusted figure. With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment , and they may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships. I will discuss borderline personality disorder below. Using agonist and antagonist on the NMDA receptor is tough because what helps one person can make another worse. This is probably a result of each having damage to different areas of the brain.

N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) plays a major role in neuronal plasticity, cognition and memory. Dysfunction in it can cause borderline personality disorder. Those who have suffered from severe trauma, chronic stress may benefit more from supporting the brain nutritional wise and doing things to decrease NMDA receptor expression. If a person reacts and their symptoms get worse it would most likely indicate they have an over expression of the NMDA receptor. This is very common in those who have been molested by a trusted figure. With borderline personality disorder, you have an intense fear of abandonment , and they may have difficulty tolerating being alone. Yet inappropriate anger, impulsiveness and frequent mood swings may push others away, even though you want to have loving and lasting relationships. I will discuss borderline personality disorder below. Using agonist and antagonist on the NMDA receptor is tough because what helps one person can make another worse. This is probably a result of each having damage to different areas of the brain.

Stress-induced neuronal death involves multiple systems, such as the catecholamine, glucocorticoid, free radicals and glutamate mechanisms. Stress activates catecholamine responses and NMDA neurotransmission. Excessive NMDA Recptor stimulation leads to free radicals, which have been associated with oxidative stress and can destroy the cells. Continuation of or reexposure to stress results in unregulated excitation of glutamate neurons. unregulated excitation of glutamate neurons indicates glutamatergic neurotransmission in stress-induced hippocampal atrophy and death. When this occurs reverse learning is effected. Reverse learning is our ability to learn and then unlearn certain behavior. When the NMDA is dysfunctional a person will make errors because they will not recognize the negative outcomes of their decisions. This is common in those who have borderline personality disorder. NMDA also regulate dopamine function so dysfunction in it can cause dysfunction with dopamine. It helps to transport dopamine to the correct areas of the brain.

I cannot find studies on the effects of excess NMDA receptor activation so I will list the symptoms of low NMDA receptor activity. The only information is NMDA over activation can cause excessive fear and anxiety and that is probably a sign that glutamate levels are high. When glutamate levels are high and the NMDA receptor is activated it increased the mental problems caused by damage to other areas of the brain so I would suggest doing a protocol to reduce glutamate before activating the NMDA receptor. NMDA receptor increase extracellular glutamate is is probably why some react badly when the NMDA recptor is activated. Glutamate and dopamine work to balance each other. Glutamate increase dopamine, showing the balance needed. High glutamate would mean high dopamine levels. I am not going to post much information on activating the NMDA because it also increases release of norepinephrine, glutamate and acetylcholine. A person would have to make sure those are balanced first before they even attempt to increase NMDA activity.

NMDA can also enhance GABA release and releases pregnenolone and IGF-1. Pregnenolone is very good at balancing hormones in the brain and body. IGF-1 is considered a logevity geen because of it’s many health benefits so I believe activating the NMDA receptor would most likely have more benefits then harm. But I do not believe increasing GABA is the answer because often times increasing a hormone or neurotransmitter someone is deficient in inhibits the receptors. Activating the NMDA receptor while glutamate levels are high can actually cause even more dysfunction in the NMDA receptor. If a person is low in nitric oxide the NMDA receptor can become over activated.

Obesity can be a sign of inhibited NMDA receptor activity especially if a person is fatigued also because it increases many things in the body that increases energy production and fat burning. Depression, lack of REM sleep which is the stage you dream, and muscle wasting is a sign the NMDA receptor is not functioning.

Low function of the NMDA receptor , causes glutamate production to no longer be inhibited causing high glutamate levels. So even though the NMDA receptor can increase glutamate levels , it’s inhibition can increase glutamate levels even higher. Supplementing with GABA can increase glutamine because it can be converted back into GABA in the body. When you supplement with GABA very little of it reaches the brain because of the size of the molecule.

Reducing inflammation and oxidative stress improves function of the NMDA receptor. NAC has been shown to improve NMDA receptor function. Vitamin C is an NMDA receptor agonist but reduces glutamine levels so would most likely improve NMDA function. Glutamate in excess is an excitotoxin. It overactivates the NMDA receptor. This can be caused by consuming too much glutamate, or even a nutrient deficiency inhibiting the bodies ability to produce glutamate. High levels could also occur if the microbes in the gut that convert Glutamate to GABA are deficient. L-carnitine has been found to improve overall brain function.

When things are balanced in the brain then NMDA agonist can improve the function of many areas of the brain. d-aspartic acid is an NMDA agonist improves focus and clarity of thought. Histamine is an NMDA receptor agonist. This is why histamine blockers such as benadryl can increase NMDA activity. Cannabis increases glutamate and decreases GABA. Glycine is an NMDA agonist (activator), alanine, sarcosine, spermidine, spermine, serine, DHEA and theanine are NMDA agonist. Curcumin is an NMDA agonist.

Excess zinc and excess copper inhibits NMDA receptor function. Alcohol is an NMDA antagonist (inhibitor). NMDA receptor antagonist induce sleep and can induce hallucinations. kynurenic acid produced in the brain from tryptophan is an NMDA agonist. Excessive NMDA inhibition can cause hallucinations, paranoid delusions, confusion, difficulty concentrating, agitation, alterations in mood, nightmares, muscle rigidiy,,difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, excess sleeping, and learning and memory deficits. Huperzine A is an inhibitor of the NMDA receptor. Arginine is a NMDA receptor antagonist. NMDA agonnist causes severe psychiatric issues. Studies claim magnesium inhibits the NMDA receptor but that is not true it only occurs if vitamin D is low. It decreases glutamate and increases GABA when vitamin D is adequate.

Glutamate seem to be the main regulator of many receptors in the brain especially the NMDA receptor so we should be aware of symptoms of high and low levels. Inability to focus, sleeplessness, anxiety, chronic pain, high glutamate has been linked to many mental disorders and age related diseases involving mental decline. A restless mind occurs with high glutamate levels you cannot shut your mind down. It causes the inability to organize thoughts and mental confusion, low tolerance to stress and get overwhelmed easily, severe depression, very severe headaches, symptoms of PANDAS. Intolerance to methyl donors. When I looked at studies high glutamine was connected to almost every type of mental illness and most diseases involved in age related cognitive decline. If glutamate levels are high then calcium should not be supplemented it will increase the excitotoxic effects of the glutamine. Zinc is supposed to inhibit the NMDA receptor but it reduces gluatamine. If someone takes zinc , zinc picolinate would probably be best it reduces brain inflammation. Vitamin D and Vitamin k are needed to properly regulate glutamate. Something to take note of inflammation, and oxidative stress can interfere with pathways involved in the pathways that convert GABA to glutamate and the pathways that are involved in reducing glutamate are inhibited in those with trauma, chronic stress induced or PTSD, studies have shown they have excess inflammation and oxidative stress. So those would also need addressed. Glutamine is in many foods so it most likely would not need to be supplemented if a person wanted to increase GABA and it could cause high glutamine levels. Issues with glutamate metabolism in the body can cause weight gain because it is used in the pathways for OXPHOS. I have seen many websites recommending argine to increase GABA. I would not do this because it would increase glutamate more then it would increase GABA. High glutamate can be an indication ATP levels are low.

Things that cause high glutamate are high ammonia levels in the body, infection, some medications, consuming foods high in glyphosate, stress, trauma, consuming too much foods that contain glutamate such as foods that contain MSM. The high ammonia indicates a metabolic issue, there are problems in the citric acid cycle and an alternative pathway to metabolize glutamate is being used in the citric acid cycle. You would think it would reduce glutamate but the ammonia causes cells to release glutamate. This occurs when OXPHOS is inhibited. Also having a deficiency in the microbes in the gut that convert glutamate to GABA can increase levels. Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause high glutamate levels. If a person has MELAS syndrome they should avoid things that increase lactate, alanine and branch chain amino acids until the metabolic issues causing it are addressed. Those with MELAS syndrome need to correct their OXPHOS. Those who are obese will probably react when they increase calcium intake and suffer mentally because they have inhibited ATP production which increases cellular calcium in the NMDA receptor when ATP levels are low which increases cell death. Glutamate uptake into the cells actually improves plasticity of cells in the brain showing the importance of reducing ammonia levels if they are high. Increasing helps to reduce ammonia levels. Increasing nitric oxide levels reduces high ammonia levels. Panax gensing, pomegranate, and beets increases nitric oxide levels. Low cGMP can indicate low serotonin levels or low vitamin C levels. Artichoke cinnamon, Butea Superba, horny goat weed, grape seed extract, pine bark extract increase cGMP. They also increase OXPHOS which would help increase ATP levels. Low cGMP could also be an indication of low insulin levels. When the cells ability to uptake glutamate is inhibited by ammonia muscles will become sore and cannot easily heal. This also happens to cells in the brain. Glutamate increases energy levels in the cells. So a person with high ammonia will also suffer from brain fog and muscle fatigue. Low intracellular gluatamate can cause excess blood clotting. Some pathways need betaine to prevent high ammonia levels so supplementing with betaine will help prevent high ammonia levels. Urease producing bacteria in the gut can also cause high ammonia levels. Consuming activated charcoal could help to prevent the absorption of of urease into the body if the high ammonia levels are microbial related. Those with high glutamate and high ammonia levels should avoid methyl folate because they will react to methyl donors and they will react the most to methyl folate. They need to reduce ammonia and glutamate levels.

Taurine can help to reduce the neurotoxic effects of glutamate and other excitotoxins in the brain. Taurine also helps to reduce cortisol levels helping a person be more relaxed. Magnesium taurate has been found to be one of the most effective forms of taurine for reducing over excitation of the nervous system.

Proline helps to reduce glutamate release. Glycine and Omega 3 fatty acids improve NMDA function. NAC improves NMDA function. Milk thistle and inositol produced by some microbes in the gut improves NMDA function. Perriwinkle has been found to improve overall brain health. There are natural COX-2 inhibitors that can improve NMDA function.

Niacine, ribose, thiamine, CoQ10 and increasing nitric oxide by increasing nitrate and nitrite consumption can improve function of the mitochondria helping to prevent high ammonia and high glutamate levels.

Things that improve overall brain health are gingko, bacopa, panax gensing, B vitamins, coconut oil because it has many nutrient that heal the brain that can usually only be found in a mothers breast milk. Grape seed extract improves brain function. Astaxanin dramatically improves brain health but some complain they get headaches. I believe this is because they are taking the man made Astaxanthin instead of Astaxanthan acquired from natural sources. Man made Astaxanthin is toxic to the body just as man made folic acid is toxic to the body.

Borderline personality disorder affects how you feel about yourself, how you relate to others and how you behave. They have an intense fear of abandonment or rejection. They idealize a person one moment then suddenly believe they do not care enough or they are cruel. They have rapid changed in self image and self identity. They can experience stress related paranoia that can last minutes or hours. Impulsive and risky behavior, such as gambling, reckless driving, unsafe sex, spending sprees, binge eating or drug abuse. They will often times have suicidal thoughts. Wide mood swings lasting from a few hours to a few days, which can include intense happiness, irritability, shame or anxiety. This is because the NMDA receptor interacts with many other areas of the body. They will have angry outburst but will have a stoic reaction when they are faced with anger from someone else and they will try to ignore it. They tend to have a bias perception and interpretation of emotionals signals. When they are face with trauma or stress they may have a partial and temporary collapse of mentalization. Those with BPD have poor impulse control and poor emotional control . Fear conditioning and extinction, both considered forms of new learning, are dependent on proper function of NMDA neurotransmission

Fear conditioning is where you learn from past errors that cause you pain, resulted in punishment or endangered you. Those who have dysfunction in the NMDA have a reduced ability for learning through fear conditioning so will often times make bad decisions repeatedly that can effect their lives negatively. Those who have experienced trauma as a child do not have a fully developed or functional NMDA receptor which can cause disassociative disorder commonly found in those with BPD. Those suffering from BPD often times experience identity diffusion or confusion, amnesic episodes, feelings of estrangement, and impairment or loss of sensory and motor function. Identity diffusion is the failure to develop and identity of oneself. These are the people who will imitate the behavior of those they associate with in an attempt to establish their identity. Your identity is based on your values, your experiences, your beliefs, your experiences and relationships. Because of the impaired ability to remember certain aspects of their life their ability to develop self identity is impaired. They have a difficult time identifying their purpose in life. They often times experience depersonalization when under stress. being a detached observer of oneself. They feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, lacking in significance or being outside reality while looking in. It can be described as feeling like one is on “autopilot” and that the person’s sense of individuality or selfhood has been hindered or suppressed. This can happen to anyone during trauma or stress but usually persist in those with BPD. Often times they have an increased tolerance to pain.

Those with BPD tend to project the traits, feelings, emotions or thoughts they are having onto others. Projecting something internal about ourselves onto someone is an unconscious act. It is a defense mechanism. If we get upset when this occurs we can hinder their healing because it helps them let what is bothering them go. Psychotherapy has been shown to help with BPD. Therapists help patients to identify emotions and social cues, enhance interpersonal and emotion regulation skills, and increase the ability to mentalize through clarification, interpretation, education, validation, teaching and exercise according to the theoretical models. Once the patients can identify and appropriately interpret their own and others’ state of mind, they learn how to prevent or modulate previously pathological or detrimental, often impulsive behaviours. So supporting brain function and improving NMDA function along with therapy should improve symptoms of BPD.

Borderline personality disorder affects how you feel about yourself, how you relate to others and how you behave. They have an intense fear of abandonment or rejection. They idealize a person one moment then suddenly believe they do not care enough or they are cruel. They have rapid changed in self image and self identity. They can experience stress related paranoia that can last minutes or hours. Impulsive and risky behavior, such as gambling, reckless driving, unsafe sex, spending sprees, binge eating or drug abuse. They will often times have suicidal thoughts. Wide mood swings lasting from a few hours to a few days, which can include intense happiness, irritability, shame or anxiety. This is because the NMDA receptor interacts with many other areas of the body. They will have angry outburst but will have a stoic reaction when they are faced with anger from someone else and they will try to ignore it. They tend to have a bias perception and interpretation of emotionals signals. When they are face with trauma or stress they may have a partial and temporary collapse of mentalization. Those with BPD have poor impulse control and poor emotional control . Fear conditioning and extinction, both considered forms of new learning, are dependent on proper function of NMDA neurotransmission

Fear conditioning is where you learn from past errors that cause you pain, resulted in punishment or endangered you. Those who have dysfunction in the NMDA have a reduced ability for learning through fear conditioning so will often times make bad decisions repeatedly that can effect their lives negatively. Those who have experienced trauma as a child do not have a fully developed or functional NMDA receptor which can cause disassociative disorder commonly found in those with BPD. Those suffering from BPD often times experience identity diffusion or confusion, amnesic episodes, feelings of estrangement, and impairment or loss of sensory and motor function. Identity diffusion is the failure to develop and identity of oneself. These are the people who will imitate the behavior of those they associate with in an attempt to establish their identity. Your identity is based on your values, your experiences, your beliefs, your experiences and relationships. Because of the impaired ability to remember certain aspects of their life their ability to develop self identity is impaired. They have a

I have found those who use cannabis usually react when they increase endogenous cannabinoids. Sadly they are much more potent for healing the cannabis. Vitamin D deficiency causes low endogenous cannabinoids. Omega 3 oils increases endogenous cannabinoids. Akkermansia muciniphila and Lactobacillus planatarum increases endogenous cannabinoids. Lactobacillus planatarum improves cannabinoid receptor function.

Anandamide is and endogenous cannabinoid. Anandamide improves brain function, increases the feeling of well being, improves memory, increases motivation and alertness, improve high thought processing, improves motor control in the body, reduces anxiety and prevents depression. Anandamide increases the good feelings you get from completing a task or from something such as eating a meal you enjoy. FAAH enzyme activity increases during trauma and chronic stress this causes a decrease in anandamide. Children who have experienced trauma and those who have PTSD have increased expression of FAAH enzymes. Also chronic stress or trauma increases FAAH expression. Anandamide works mostly with CB1 receptors. I am not going to discuss anandamide very much because increasing it can harm the body if it is increased too high. If a person inhibits FAAH enzymes I would not do it often.

Black pepper increasers anandamide because it inhibits it’s reuptake. Chocolate contains anandamide. Normal levels of anandamide improves overall health of the brain high levels cause cell death in the brain. This is why those who use cannabis excessively experience excess cell death in the brain. Those with excess anandamide are unable to feel fear which could cause problems and cause them to endanger themselves.

Many beans and legumes contain FAAH inhibors. Biochanin A highest levels are found in red clover, chick peas, alfalfa sprouts and chick peas , Keampferol inhibits FAAH. Maca root inhibits FAAH. Foods highest in keamperol are water cress, mustard greens, arugula, kale, endive, blue berry, water melon, kiwi, strawberries, elderberries, apricots and cherries.

2-AG (2-arachidonoylglycerol) is also and endogenous cannibinoid. Works with CB1 and CB2 receptors, as well as the receptors from a neurosignaling system dealing with body temperature regulation, the TRVP1 receptor. TRVP1 receptor activates when we feel pain. It also helps prevent excess anxiety when we feel pain. Excess 2-AG causes constipation, hypothermia, and increased endurance for pain. 2-AG is a potent anti-inflammatory. 2-AG improves the ability to remain calm during trauma, chronic stress or adversity. 2-AG increases dopamine but cannabis decreases it and induces psychosis. 2-AG also prevents an over active immune response. 2-AG is low in those who experienced trauma as a child, in PTSD, and when someone is under chronic stress.

The physiological effects independently of CB1 and CB2 receptors, for instance by binding to and activating GABAA, PPARγ , Adenosine A3, TRPV1 , and GPR55. Once side effect of 2-AG is it can increase food intake but it increases metabolism promoting a lean body type. 2-AG reduces inflammation in the brain and helps to protect the brain. 2-AG also prevents the build up of amyloid in the body which would prevent fibroid build up in the body and help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. When adrenal hormones are released 2-AG is recruited to prevent HPA over activation which is over activated in man in many types of mental diseases. 2-AG also reduces anxiety. 2-AG improves the function of the GABA receptors by helping heal them. 2-AG is also released when we experience severe pain it reduces the severity of the pain. 2-AG improves the ability of the brain to tolerate and adapt to stress.

2-AGimproves habituation, which is the ability to sort out thing that are inconsequential stimulus. For example if we hear a loud noise we have never heard before we usually react by getting distracted and will want to learn what the noise is. After we have learned what that noise is we learn to determine if the noise is of consequence or if it is not. This preserves memory and brain resources to be used more efficiently. Most who have experienced trauma have an inhibited ability to for habituation. This causes a decreased reaction to whatever the stimulating object was in the environment because our brain can rapidly process the information. The more we experience the more quickly our brains can process information from our environment. But those who have experienced trauma as a child or have PTSD or during episodes of chronic stress have an inhibited ability for habituation. Habituation also helps us decide what we like and what we do not like. So those with the inability to habituate will have difficulty understanding what they like and what they do not like.

Inhibiting Monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) increases 2-AG. MAGL is usually highly expressed in most types of cancer inhibiting it reduces cancer. cordalis yanhusou is one of the most potent inhibitors of Hops is also a potent inhibitor of MAGL. Red sage also known as Danshen is a potent MAGL inhibitor.

How to protect our minds.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Protecting our minds is important now more then ever. There are many toxins, medical practices that can damage our minds. Our food is heavily contaminated with toxins which can damage our brains, by being aware of that we can help to protect our minds. But we also need to focus spiritually so we can protect our minds. The bible teaches us how to make better decisions. Knowing what God would want us to do will protect our minds. I am going to discuss how our minds can be effected and how we can protect it from , things that could make us fall short of God. Since these are the last days protecting our minds can be much more difficult but the bible gives guidance on how we can protect our minds.

When it comes to how we live our life there is a saying “actions speak louder then words”. There are many scriptures to back the fact that is true. It is not what we say, or what we believe about our actions and whether they are ok it is what Gop things that is important. . Many things God would not approve of are accepted as being normal and ok by society so we cannot gauge whether our actions are good or not by society. This is why the bible tells us “it does not belong to man to direct our steps”. We are imperfect, easily corrupted and deceived. The bible even warns not to follow our hearts because it is deceptive and desperate. Meaning we can deceive ourselves and convince ourselves our actions are ok. We need to think about what our actions are telling God. We are supposed to imitate Jesus. So we need to ask ourselves would Jesus do this? If not then we should not do it.

I knew someone who could lie so well they fooled a lie detector test twice. I even seen them lie about doing something when the person they were lying to seen them do it. They were so convincing they convinced the person they imagined they seen them do it. When I ask them how they can lies so well they said easy, if I tell enough people the lie I start believing it. A hint to the fact someone like this is lying is they will either evade certain questions or answer vaguely , or they will remember things in extreme details such as exact times and dates. People rarely remember the times and dates of when things happened. The bible tells us to let no deception be found in us. If we start deceiving others it can easily lead to our deceiving ourselves. This could lead to our sinning and not being aware of it. This is why we should let God’s word guide what we do and say. We should ask what are my actions showing me about myself? This is why the bible says we should be doers of God’s word and not just hearers. By letting his word guide us and by telling others about his word we protect our hearts and it could prevent us from being destroyed in God’s great day of judgment. If we can easily tell a lie to others then we can easily deceive ourselves. Another thing that protects us is doing all the things we do whole-souled for Jehovah and not for men. If we become a people pleaser it could draw us away from God. We need to keep in mind what would God want me to do. The bible tells us to let our light shine before men. This means we need to be careful of the things we do and say. The bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So if the things we say are not honoring God or showing our trust and love for him then we should , work on improving our faith by telling others about God’s word and letting it guide all we do. In doing so we will bring glory to God and prevent us from deceiving ourselves. We need to imitate Jesus. He gave people hope by teaching them about God. The bible tells us, no deception was found in him.

These are very confusing times. Many toxin in the environment can effect the hormone and neurotransmitters in our brains. If we know what God would want us to do in times that our brain chemistry may be off, knowing God’s word and letting it guide all we do will become a habit so even if we have altered brain chemistry that could cause us to fall short of God , because speaking of his word and letting it guide all we do has become a habit it would prevent us from sinning against God and others. Not only that but it also protects our thinking, because we are living in the last days. It can be more and more difficult to tell what is right and what is wrong in God’s eyes. Not only that but the stress we are experiencing can effect our brain chemistry. By putting our trust in God instead of the world or ourselves it protects us. By knowing what God would want us to do it will protect us in such times preventing us from sinning. Look at and watch people you know who lie a lot. They cannot think clearly, they get easily confused, they get angry if you refute an untruth they are telling themselves or others. These are works of the flesh and they can cause us to lose our thinking abilities.

The bible tells us that taking in the wisdom of God makes the inexperienced one wiser. The bible tells us to keep seeking the wisdom of God’s word as if it was silver or hidden treasure and it will give us wisdom and discernment . When we have better discernment it protects us from making errors that could effect our lives or others negatively and most of all it protects our relationship with God. By having better discernment it can also prevent us from bringing shame on ourselves. When we do things that we should not do and it brings shame on ourselves it can also cause others to distance themselves from you , so that they are not being a part of the shame. So by knowing what God would want us to do we would avoid destroying relationships that are important to us.

As the anxiety of this system climbs from the increased corruption and evil it can effects a person’s thinking if they fear the world and things happening in it or they fear man more then God. By having a reverential fear of God we have faith in the future promises and the hope he has given. This protects our thinking because our identity is not with the world and things that will be gone soon, but it is with God who does not die and does not change so we know the future hope he has given will be fulfilled. By keeping our minds on spiritual things and not fleshly things it prevents us from taking a path that could lead to our death, or even our destruction on God’s great day. The bible tells us to stay on the watch, because we do not know when the end of this system will occur. We do know it will happen in a time people least expect. There will be many naysayers who know what God’s word said but because it did not guide all they did they would not believe we are in the last days and the destruction would be suddenly upon them because they did not prepare their hearts and minds so they could be aware of the time frame we are in and prepare for it.

As this system winds down and the corruption and evil get worse we need to pay even more attention to the time frame we are in. This protects our relationship with God, it protects us morally and even physically. It only takes a split second to make a bad decision that could effect the lives of ourselves or ones we care about in a negative way. These effects could last our life time and the life time of those we care about. By letting God guide all we do and say and not trusting in our own understanding or putting our trust in the world or man it can protect our thinking which will prevent us making serious mistakes. This can also help guide us through times when we are persecuted or attacked by people and Satan. Most of us will experience calamity. By putting our faith and trust in God and realizing the bible warns we will be betrayed and people will sin against us. We learn to forgive them and move on. Even if they do not repent , we have forgiven them so we do not hold on to the negative emotions that come from being betrayed or sinned against. When this happens often times it dramatically changes our lives. The bible warns these things will occur. By recognizing that and realizing we will have things occur that can dramatically change our lives we can move on much more easily. Though the hurt may remain for a while it does not overwhelm us as it does those who have no faith in God. Their hope and trust are in things that are passing away. When they lose them it destroys them as a person. Those who store up their treasures in heaven by focusing more on spiritual things then things of the world can not be shaken as easily and when they are they recover much more quickly.

So by our actions we say more then about what we believe. Even if we have deceived ourselves our actions state what our true intentions are. So we need to be aware if our actions and the things we say and do glorify God or are they pleasing ourselves? Do the things we say and do honor God and show we are putting our trust in Jesus and trying our best to imitate him. By being aware of our own short comings and taking steps to protect ourselves and avoiding situations that may cause us to fall short it protects us. Not only that but deceptive people will be very kind and helpful when they are trying to deceive someone. By being aware of their fruits it can make us aware of who they truly are as an individual and prevent them from luring us into a trap or into sinning against God. If we are like the world it makes us more vulnerable and less aware when they are setting a spiritual or any other trap for us. So by letting God’s word guide all we do it works to protect us in many ways. We need to pay attention to our actions and what they are telling us about ourselves. We can be more aware of whether we are doing what God requires by peering deeply into his word and trusting it to guide us and not getting over confident in our spiritual growth and relationship with God and be aware of our short comings and work towards overcoming them so the world and Satan cannot use them against us. The bible warns pride comes before a fall. If we do fall we need to learn from it and study the bible how to avoid such a thing in the future and take steps to protect ourselves from making errors in the future. Very soon it can be a matter of life or death. We only have a little longer and things will be much much better and all the things that cause suffering and sadness will be done away with.

The bible says many will go through the great tribulation. So many will not die and live to see the better times that are coming. In order to do so we need to put on the complete suit of armor of God. In Ephesians 5 it tells us to put on the belt of truth. This means we take in bible truths and apply them in our lives and tell others about them. It tells us to have our feet shod in declaring the good news. By telling others about bible truths it builds our faith and helps to set in our mind and hearts God’s word which protects us. We are also told to put on the shield of faith. This means we believe God’s word, we put our trust and faith in God and Jesus and not the world or ourselves. We have faith in the things above which we cannot see. It tells us to put on the helmet of salvation. We do this by believing that Jesus was a ransom sacrifice for our sins and that provided a way for man to be forgiven. We put on the helmet of salvation by repenting from sin and trying our best to imitate Jesus. In doing so we are showing our obedience and trust in God and Jesus. By repenting we are accepting that God is merciful and will forgive us when we repent. In doing so we put on the helmet of salvation. We are to persist in prayer and pray in spirit. This means we believe God answers prayers and that he has the power to fulfill the things we ask for if they are in agreement with his will.

By our actions we show God what is really in our hearts. This also tells ourselves what is in our hearts. So even if we deceive ourselves, if we do as God would require it will help us to correct our paths and keep our paths straight so we do not get led astray or deceived. We also need to remain humble. If we find we get in many arguments the bible warns presumptuousness is the cause of that. Presumptuousness is a result of pride. If we find we get in frequent arguments then we should ask ourselves what is this telling us about ourselves? This is why the bible tells us God will put an end to the pride of the presumptuous. If we are prideful we will be easily offended if someone points out an error we are making and may not make the adjustments needed to draw closer to God. If we are prideful we will not ask those we have wronged for forgiveness. Remember confessing to the person is a part of repenting. If we have too much pride then we cannot fully repent. Pride could also prevent us from even acknowledging we have sinned. This would prevent us from confessing our sin to God. If we continue in a state of sin God will not listen to our prayers. As this system is winding down we need God more now then ever before. We need to do our best to draw as close to God and Jesus as we can and hopefully we will go through the great tribulation and live to see the world restored to the paradise it was meant to be and live to see loved ones we have lost in death resurrected. We must do all we can to protect our minds as this system winds down.

(Jeremiah 10:23) 23 I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.

(Jeremiah 17:9)  9 The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?

(Proverbs 28:26) Whoever trusts in his own heart is stupid, But the one who walks in wisdom will escape.

(James 1:22-25) 22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.

(Colossians 3:23-25) 23 Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men, 24 for you know that it is from Jehovah you will receive the inheritance as a reward. Slave for the Master, Christ. 25 Certainly the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

(Matthew 5:16) 16 Likewise, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heavens.

(Matthew 12:35-37) 35 The good man out of his good treasure sends out good things, whereas the wicked man out of his wicked treasure sends out wicked things. 36 I tell you that men will render an account on Judgment Day for every unprofitable saying that they speak; 37 for by your words you will be declared righteous, and by your words you will be condemned.”

(1 Peter 2:21-23) . . .. 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. 23 When he was being insulted, he did not insult in return. When he was suffering, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously.

(Zechariah 8:16) 16 “‘These are the things you should do: Speak the truth with one another, and the judgments in your gates must promote truth and peace.

(Colossians 3:9-11) 9 Do not lie to one another. Strip off the old personality with its practices, 10 and clothe yourselves with the new personality, which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythʹi·an, slave, or freeman; but Christ is all things and in all.

(Proverbs 3:21-23) 21 My son, do not lose sight of them. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability; 22 They will give you life And be an adornment for your neck; 23 Then you will walk on your way in safety, And your foot will never stumble.

(Matthew 15:17-20) . . .? 18 However, whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and those things defile a man. 19 For example, out of the heart come wicked reasonings: murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 20 These are the things that defile a man; but to take a meal with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

(Romans 8:5-8) . . .. 6 For setting the mind on the flesh means death, but setting the mind on the spirit means life and peace; 7 because setting the mind on the flesh means enmity with God, for it is not in subjection to the law of God, nor, in fact, can it be. 8 So those who are in harmony with the flesh cannot please God.

(Proverbs 2:10, 11) 10 When wisdom enters your heart And knowledge becomes pleasant to your soul, 11 Thinking ability will keep watch over you, And discernment will safeguard you,

(Psalm 19:7)  7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength. The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.

(2 Timothy 3:16, 17) 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

(Proverbs 2:1-6) 2 My son, if you accept my sayings And treasure up my commandments,  2 By making your ear attentive to wisdom And inclining your heart to discernment;  3 Moreover, if you call out for understanding And raise your voice for discernment;  4 If you keep seeking for it as for silver, And you keep searching for it as for hidden treasures;  5 Then you will understand the fear of Jehovah, And you will find the knowledge of God.  6 For Jehovah himself gives wisdom; From his mouth come knowledge and discernment.

(Psalm 119:1-6) 119 Happy are those who are blameless in their way, Who walk in the law of Jehovah.  2 Happy are those who observe his reminders, Who search for him with all their heart.  3 They practice no unrighteousness; They walk in his ways.  4 You have commanded That your orders be carefully kept.  5 If only I could remain steadfast So as to observe your regulations!  6 Then I would not be put to shame. . .

(James 1:24, 25) . . .. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.

(1 Peter 1:13-16) 13 So brace up your minds for activity; keep your senses completely; set your hope on the undeserved kindness that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, stop being molded by the desires you formerly had in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, become holy yourselves in all your conduct, 16 for it is written: “You must be holy, because I am holy.”

(Luke 12:35-40) 35 “Be dressed and ready and have your lamps burning, 36 and you should be like men waiting for their master to return from the marriage, so when he comes and knocks, they may at once open to him. 37 Happy are those slaves whom the master on coming finds watching! Truly I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at the table and will come alongside and minister to them. 38 And if he comes in the second watch, even if in the third, and finds them ready, happy are they! 39 But know this, if the householder had known at what hour the thief would come, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also, keep ready, because at an hour that you do not think likely, the Son of man is coming.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:1-3) 5 Now as for the times and the seasons, brothers, you need nothing to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that Jehovah’s day is coming exactly as a thief in the night. 3 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, just like birth pains on a pregnant woman, and they will by no means escape.

(2 Peter 3:9, 10) . . .. 10 But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed.

(Zephaniah 1:18) 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them in the day of Jehovah’s fury; For by the fire of his zeal the whole earth will be consumed, Because he will make an extermination, indeed a terrible one, of all the inhabitants of the earth.”

(Philippians 4:8) 8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering these things.

(Matthew 24:37-42) 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

(Titus 1:15, 16) . . .. 16 They publicly declare that they know God, but they disown him by their works, because they are detestable and disobedient and not approved for good work of any sort.

(Matthew 7:15-18) . . .. 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise, every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit.

(Galatians 5:19-24) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom. 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires.

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Ephesians 6:11-18) 11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil; 12 because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm, therefore, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, wearing the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having your feet shod in readiness to declare the good news of peace. 16 Besides all of this, take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows. 17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word, 18 while with every form of prayer and supplication you carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit. And to that end stay awake, constantly making supplication in behalf of all the holy ones.

(Luke 19:7-10) . . .” 8 But Zac·chaeʹus stood up and said to the Lord: “Look! The half of my belongings, Lord, I am giving to the poor, and whatever I extorted from anyone, I am restoring four times over.” 9 At this Jesus said to him: “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man came to seek and to save what was lost.”

(Romans 12:1-3) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. 3 For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone there among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think, but to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as God has given to him a measure of faith.

(Proverbs 8:13) 13 The fear of Jehovah means the hating of bad. I hate self-exaltation and pride and the evil way and perverse speech.

(Proverbs 4:24) 24 Put crooked speech away from you, And keep devious talk far away from you.

(Proverbs 16:18, 19) 18 Pride is before a crash, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19 Better to be humble among the meek Than to share the spoil of the haughty.

(Proverbs 13:10) 10 Presumptuousness leads only to strife, But wisdom belongs to those who seek advice.

(1 Corinthians 4:6, 7) 6 Now, brothers, these things I have applied to myself and A·polʹlos for your good, that through us you may learn the rule: “Do not go beyond the things that are written,” so that you may not be puffed up with pride, favoring one against the other. 7 For who makes you different from another? Indeed, what do you have that you did not receive? If, in fact, you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not receive it?

(Isaiah 13:11) 11 I will call the inhabited earth to account for its badness, And the wicked for their error. I will put an end to the pride of the presumptuous, And I will humble the haughtiness of tyrants.

(James 5:16) 16 Therefore, openly confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. A righteous man’s supplication has a powerful effect.

(1 John 1:8-10) 8 If we make the statement, “We have no sin,” we are misleading ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we make the statement, “We have not sinned,” we are making him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(Proverbs 28:13, 14) 13 The one covering over his transgressions will not succeed, But whoever confesses and abandons them will be shown mercy. 14 Happy is the man who is always on guard, But whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

(Matthew 13:1-9) 13 On that day Jesus left the house and was sitting by the sea. 2 And such large crowds gathered to him that he went aboard a boat and sat down, and all the crowd was standing on the beach. 3 Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30. 9 Let the one who has ears listen.”

Benefits of nucleotides.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes . If you are ill you should seek the aid of a qualified and experienced naturopath.

Types of nucleotides and their beneifts. Just a note. Nucleotides require nitric oxide to form. Many are produced in the body but can be acquired through food.

Adenosine- It is used by the body to produce ATP. Adenosine improves sleep quality. It’s levels increase throughout the day. Exercise and doing mental puzzles or solving problems increases adenosine. It is produced through the bodies production and use of ATP. So increasing ATP will increase adenosine. Those who avoid solving problems or avoid certain types of stress instead of finding solution inhibit their production of adenosine. This can cause them to have low quality sleep.

Adenosine prevents excess blood clotting. It promotes the break down of glycogen to glucose which is the main source of energy for the brain. It increases fat burning and prevents fat retention which prevents obesity. It prevents diabetes and glucose intolerance. It improves muscle function, prevents muscle fatigue and increases muscle growth. Adenosine is one of the building blocks for DNA and RNA. Adenosine prevents heart arrhythmia, prevents cystic fibrosis, Promotes the growth of hair and increases hair thickness. It protects the body from the effects of low oxygen levels. Adenosine prevents sleep apnea, adenosine prevents hypertension by increasing nitric oxide. Adenosine reduces pain in the body. Adenosine counter acts the effects of oxidative stress. Adenosine improves the healing of tissues throughout the body. Adenosine protects the brain from the effects of age related diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Adenosine prevents diabetes and glucose intolerance. Adenosine improves the health of the HPA. Adenosine can reverse the effects of aging. Adenosine increases VEGF which is low when someone has experienced trauma, stress, infection, sepsis or have CIRS. This would help to speed up their healing. Adenosine prevents the an over active immune response which would prevent autoimmunity. Excess adenosine can increase the risk of cancer and prolong sepsis. Adenosine is usually high in sepsis. This is from ATP production being inhibited which prevents the body from clearing adenosine. Those with high adenosine have difficulty waking in the morning and will feel tired throughout the day.

Symptoms of low adenosine are fatigue, muscle weakness and atrophy or muscle wasting, skin problems like rashes, inflamed skin or dry skin, depression, anemia, frequent infections, vertigo, allergies.

Inceasing ATP which provides energy for the cells increases adenosine. ATP should be increased in the morning. As ATP is used adenosine is produced. Things that increase ATP are CoQ10, L-carnitine, D-ribose, niacin, folate, P5P in moderation, over consumption of 100 mg can have the opposite effect. Omega 3 oils, copper is needed for adenosine production, SAMe increrases ATP, Increasing anandamide increases adenosine. Anandamide is one of the most potent endogenous cannabinloids it reduces pain and inflammation and give the euphoric feeling. It is increased by consuming Omega 3 oils, eating berries, apples, grapes, lettuce, peaches, cumcumbers, spinach, potatoes, and onions. Black truffles contain high levels of anandamide. DIM (diinolymehtane) found in cruciferous vegetables increases anandamide. Creatine can increase ATP levels. Cordycep mushrooms, panax gensing, also increases ATP levels.

Cytidine also known as citicoline. Citicoline protect the brain from the negative effects of glutamine and improve function of the NMDA receptor which would help with autism. Citicoline has been shown to reduce withdrawal from addictive drugs. Citicoline improves urinary function and health. Citicoline prevents depression and anxiety. It prevents viral infection and E coli infection. It has been shown to help prevent glaucoma and improve overall eye health. It improves brain function by increasing the repair and growth of cells in the brains and nerves. It is a potent anti-inflammatory. It improves mood by increasing acetycholine and dopamine which gives a person more motivation, and a more positive outlook. Citicoline improves muscle strength and endurance. Citicoline improves blood circulation. Citicoline improves memory. Citicoline helps prevent leaky gut and a leaky blood brain barrier. Citicoline prevents excess lipid peroxidation.

Citicoline is found in organ meats, eggs, fish, beans, cauliflower and broccoli. If taken in supplement form no more then 600mg should be taken.

Uridine- supports the production of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine which would improve mood and prevent inflammation. It works synergistically with Omega 3 oils and choline so it would be more beneficial if taken with those nutrients. Urindine increases ATP levels which prevents fatigue. Uridine improves exercise endurance. It improves brain function even under low oxygen levels. It prevents the negative effects of toxins such as mercury on the brain. It enhances brain function. It improves mitochondrial function and improves energy production by the mitochondria. It has been shown to prevent depression and bipolarism. Uridine improves sleep quality. It increases neuroplasticity which improves the brains ability to learn and adapt. It increases alertness and mental focus. Promotes the repair and growth of neurons. Reduces symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Helps restore the production of tears in those who have dry eyes. It helps to improve the heart rhythm by increasing ATP. It improves liver health and promotes the regeneration of the liver. Reduces pain and inflammation. It improves the tolerance to milk and milk products.

There are severe side effects so it is best acquired from food. High levels of uridine can cause scarring on the heart and increase the risk for cancer. It can cause insulin resistance. 1 to 2 grams a day is what was used in studies but most claim 500 to 1000 mg is the safest amounts if taken in supplement form.

Food sources of uridine are brewers yeast, nutritional yeast, mushrooms, oats, broccoli, organ meats, fish, beer, goats milk, sugar cane extract, and tomatoes.

Guanosine (guanylic acid) – It is needed for the production of healthy RNA and DNA. It prevents infection by RNA viruses. It prevent uncoupling of OXPHOS. OXPHOS is needed for mitochondrial production of ATP so it would improve mitochondrial ATP production. It improves the function of the citric acid cycle needed to produce energy for the body. It prevents obesity, diabetes and glucose intolerance. It prevents the exitotoxic effects of glutamate in the brain. It increases adenosine which improves sleep quality. It has anticonvulsant effects. It improves the health of the hippocampus so would improve HPA function. Guanosine decreases oxidative stress and inflammation. It has been shown to reduce brain inflammation. It reduces ammonia in the body. It dramatically reduces the symptoms of sepsis. It reduces pain in the body. Guanosine prevents depression and anxiety. It helps to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia. Guaonosine protects the brain from the negative effects of low glucose and low oxygen levels. Guanosine increases expression of APOE which would improve fat soluble vitamin levels, improve fat and cholesterol levels in the body. This also would help to prevent Alzheimer’s. It increases Heme-oxigenase which would reduce oxidative stress and improve mitochondria function. It upregulates klotho which reverses aging and heals the liver and kidney. It reduce uric acid levels in the body which would help with gout. It prevents muscle weakness, and fatigue and increases muscle growth. Guanosine reduces the risk of cancer. It improves mitochondrial fusion which improves mitochondria health and DNA health. Guanosine inhibits PDE5 which can increase arousal in men and women. There is not much information on increasing quanosine except that nitric oxide dramatically increases gaunosine. Low guanidine levels causes cardiovascular disease, and obesity. Guanosine prevents intestinal inflammation. PDE5 inhibitors increases guanosine. Artichoke, horny goat weed, cinnamon, panax gensing, coleus (forskolin), mega tribulis extract, ferula hemonis, and Epimedium brevicornum inhibits PDE5 . Excess guanosine can cause the body to become too acidic. Also high levels of guanosine can cause food allergies. So this one would be best if a person works on balancing guanosine. Consuming fish, mushrooms, foods that contain umami increases guanosine. Tomato increases guanosine. Fish and eating brewers yeast or food grade yeast increases guanosine. Inosine increases guanosine.

Inosine (inosinic acid) – those with gout should not use inosine. It increases uric acid levels. This would increase the risk of kidney stones and make gout worse. Uric acid is a potent antioxidant but high levels can decrease nitric oxide levels. So if your uric acid levels are high or nitric oxide levels are low I would not increase inosine. That being said, inosine reduces oxidative stress which improves athletic performance by improving blood flow, preserving ATP and preventing high lactic acid levels in muscle. It improves the healing and growth of nerves so improves brain health. It has been found to help with Parkinson’s disease. It reduces the symptoms of amylotropic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. It prevents high glutamate levels in the brain which would prevent anxiety and autism. Inosine protects the brain from the effects of toxins. Inosine helps to prevent fatigue. Inosine has been shown to help prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes by improving the health of pancreatic B-cells. Inosine improves overall eye health. It is produced by the body and it increases adenosine. It can also be acquired through eating brewers yeast, and organ meats. If taken in supplements not more then 500 to 2000 mg should be taken.

Why ADMA and SDMA should be included in OATS test.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill you should find a qualified and experienced naturopath.

Why I believe Asymmetric protein-arginine dimethylation and symmetric protein-arginine. (ADMA and SMDA) should be part of a standard OATS test. Also nitric oxide levels should be measured.

ADMA and SMDA inhibit nitric oxide synthase which prevents the body from being able to produce nitric oxide. High levels of ADMA can be caused by stress, trauma, sepsis, infection, toxins, many medications especially fluoroquinolones, microbial dysbiosis in the gut, systemic inflammation, and many other things. It is also caused by high reactive oxygen species levels. The most common cause of high oxidative stress is inhibited mitochondrial ATP production which increases NADPH oxidase activity. High angiotension 2 levels can cause high ADMA levels. This can be caused by stress or eating bad fats such as trans fats. Low COX2 levels can cause high ADMA and SMDA levels.

Leaky gut, gut inflammation and gut dysbiosis causes systemic inflammation and oxidative stress so that increases ADMA and SMDA levels.

ADMA and SMDA inhibit nitric oxide production. These are the diseases that can result when nitric oxide levels are low.

Schizophrenia

Obesity

Diabetes

Hypertension

Cardiovascular disease espcecially damage to the heart.

High LDL levels

Vericose veins and narrowing of arteries which inhibits blood flow especially to the legs.

Liver cirrhosis

strokes

lupus

PCOS

formation of fibroid tissue throughout the body.

Renal failure especially kidney failure.

Rhematoid arthritis

inflammatory bowel

dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual cramps)

sleep apnea

glaucoma

adrenal dysfunction

Nocturia (frequent urination through the night)

Frequent infections

Parkinson’s disease

Many will recommend L-arginine when nitric oxide levels are low. This is not good when someone has high ADMA or high SDMA levels because it will increase them farther causing inhibition of NOS even more. Citruline, nitrate or nitrate would be a safer way to increase nitric oxide levels until the cause of the high ADMA and SDMA are addressed.

Things that contain antioxidants help to reduce ADMA and SDMA. PQQ, CoQ10, things that contain procyanidins such as pine bark extract or grape seed extract are very effective at reducing ADMA and SDMA levels.

Berberine found in coptis and bayberry can increase AMPK which helps. Melatonin, is also a very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. NAC increases glutathione which helps to reduce ADMA and SDMA.

Sophora root is one of the most potent supplements for lowering ADMA and SDMA.

Calcium and magnesium help but the amounts taken in should be balanced so one does not over power the other.

L-carnitine and taurine can reduce the damage to the heart.

Glycine can help by preventing ACE2 overload.

Biotin, selenium, vitamin C, potassium chloride, and zinc help to decrease ADMA and SDMA.

Increasing heme oxygenase will reduce ADMA and SDMA. Sea algae, and spirulina in creases heme oxygenase.

Folate, niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin improve mitochondrial function which would help reude ADMA and SDMA. Those should be taken with food.

P5P (pyridoxal 5-phosphate) should not be taken in high dose. Doses of 100 mg grams or higher actually increases ADMA and SDMA because high dose starts having the opposite effect.

If copper levels are low VEGF levels become low and this can cause high ADMA and SDMA levels.

FXR activation decreases ADMA and SDMA. Most lactobacillus spp increases FXR expression. Betulinic acid is an FXR activator. birch bark, self heal, rosemary, chaga mushroom are high in betulinic acid. Phenylalanine, tyrosine, and leucine also activate FXR receptor. Oleanic acid found in olive oil, garlic, rose leaves, four O’clock flowers, holy basil, pomegranate, citrus extract, grapes, olives, apples, activates FXR. FXR activation also helps to clear phenols and salicylates from the body.

Not sure how but the lactic acid producing Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium increases nitric oxide production.

If you have gut dysbiosis this needs addressed in order to restore nitric oxide levels and reduce ADMA and SDMA.

Any infection would need dealt with. Stress cannot be avoided we need to learn to handle stress better. Learn techniques to relax.

GMOs and processed foods are very damaging to the body it is best to eat organics when possible.

Those who got the Covid vaccines should be tested for Sepsis and CIRS.

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am not the best editor.

When I talk to those who got the covid vaccine many of them show signs of Sepsis, post sepsis and CIRS. Because of that I would like to see these test performed on those who have gotten the vaccine because I believe all of them are suffering from severe immune system damage and damage to the body.

Testing for sepsis

a person would need a Complete blood cell count to measure leukocyte levels. Lactic acid levels should be measured, C-reactive protein levels should be measured, Prothrombine time should be measured because excess blood clotting occurs in sepsis. Partial thromboplastin time, platelet count should also be measured.

Test for various endotoxins.

Procalcitonin should be tested, when high it indicates an undetected bacteria infection.

Urin should be analysed.

Low grade inflammatory cytokines should be tested for such as Il-6, IL-8, Il-10, MCP-1, IL-3 , TNF-a, Proadrenomedullin should be checked. This also can indicate if a person has CIRS.

Myocardia biomarkers such as troponin, natriuretic petides and myoglobin to check cardiac function.

Arterial blood gases should be measure to test pulmonary function.

Bilbirubin should be tested to test hepatic function.

Creatine should be tested to test renal function.

Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor is upregulated in sepsis so should be measured. High levels indicates bacteria infection and systemic inflammation. It increases mortality.

Presepsin levels are high during sepsis and severe infection.

Nuclear encoded transcription factor A (TFAM) support mitochondrial biogenesis. It’s expression is increased during beginning stages of sepsis but becomes very low during long term sepsis. TFAM is needed for ATP production so a person will have inhibited mitochondrial production of ATP.

Liposlysis is increased at the beginning of sepsis which is caused by the high acetylcholine, cortisol, catecholamine glucagon growth hormone and decreased insulin levels. Gluconeogenesis becomes inhibited and glycolysis is upregulated. This can cause weight gain and fatty liver disease if not corrected. This can cause low glucagon levels resulting in severe fatigue.

Cortisol is high in the beginning of sepsis but when the adrenals get exhausted cortisol levels will become low which you would find in post sepsis.

Post sepsis after a person has had sepsis for a while.

IL-10 levels become low. This ihibits the immune response.

CD4+ and CD8+ cells become low

MDSCS (myeloid derived suppressor cells, neutrophils), granulocytes which suppress T cell capabilities causes T cell to not mature which makes them lose their function.

Mitochondrial ATP production in low in post sepsis.

IL-6, TNF-a and IL-1B levels remain high in post sepsis.

Oxidative stress is increased from the inhibition of ATP production which causes ischemia throughout the body, inflammation and inhibits the cells ability to take up glucose. So glucose levels will be high in the blood, insulin resistance is common in post sepsis.

Calcium levels can be high in the blood because the cells ability to uptake calcium becomes inhibited.

Muscle loss is common because the body starts breaking down protein (muscle) to survive.

Nitric oxide levels should be measured . Levels become low during sepsis and post sepsis. This is causes by the break down of muscle for energy to compensate for the low ATP production. . Increasing protein intake can help to prevent the loss of nitric oxide. Hydrolysed whey protein usually works very well for preventing this.

Testing for CIRS

This is systemic low grade inflammation which causes chronic illness. It is referred to as SIRS by the government.

A visual contrast test helps to diagnose if a person has CIRS.

A person should be tested for mycotoxins to check if they have been exposed to mold.

They should be tested for tick born illness.

Microbe set enrichment anyalysis (MESA) measures microbiome interaction with the body.

Vasoactive intestinal peptide. Excercise and fasting can increase levels. Low levels can indicate CIRS. It is increased by glycine, limonene, leptin, creatine by increasing ATP. High substance P levels decreases VIP.

Low grade inflammatory cytokines should be tested for such as Il-6, IL-8, Il-10, MCP-1, IL-3 , TNF-a, Proadrenomedullin should be checked. This also can indicate if a person has CIRS. C4a levels are high when a person has CIRS.

Cortisol is usually low when a person has CIRS.

Vassoactive intestinal peptide levels are usually low in CIRS.

TGF-B1 (tranforming growth factor-B1)levels are usually high in CIRS.

MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone) is usually low in CIRS and it prevents the body from being able to shut down inflammatory cytokines.

Anti-gliaden antibody (AGA) levels are usually high in CIRS. This causes high IgE levels when a person consumes gliaden.

VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) is usually low during CIRS.

Leptin levels are usually high from the increased systemic inflammation causing leptin resistance.

Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are high in autoimmune diseases such as CIRS. It indicates the body is attacking itself.

MMP9 is increased during CIRS and indicates there is systemic inflammation.

My dopamine notes.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

This is not medical advice I am writing this for educational purposes. If you are ill you should seek the help of a qualified and experienced naturopath.

Often times the dopamine receptors become damaged and are non responsive especially in children who have been sexually molested or abused and those who have PTSD. Those who have tick born illness often times have severely damaged dopamine receptors. Toxins such as mercury and other heavy metals can damage the dopamine and other receptors in the brain making them non responsive. When this occurs it will have no effect on the brain when dopamine is increased. Sometimes the body tries to increase dopamine to try and compensate but because the receptor in the brain are not able to respond to the dopamine it ends up causing health issues throughout the body. Damage to the dopamine receptors if not addressed can cause Parkinson’s disease. Low dopamine can cause someone to be prone to drug and alcohol abuse. Impaired dopamine cause a person to have a feeling of reward for things they accomplish. Have an impaired ability to avoid bad situations , learn from errors and from being punished. This causes them to be impulsive and make the same types of errors repeatedly. The lack of impulse control can cause some to become obese from eating unhealthy foods. Those with low dopamine receptor response will experience extreme sadness, will be apathetic, lack motivation, and they will have cold hands and feet. Because those with low dopamine receptor activity do not learn from post errors, and past dangers they put themselves in they fail to learn from the mistakes and continue to make the same decisions and put themselves in bad situations. They often times will be thrill seekers and deliberately do things in an attempt to increase dopamine. Those with low dopamine responsiveness are unable to learn how to avoid and even escape bad situations, sometimes they are not able to identify when they have put themselves in a bad situations. They will not avoid them, so will constantly do things that negatively impact their health, and even put their life in danger. Those with low dopamine will have a low sex drive, and will not feel gratifications from sex. Those with high dopamine will have an extremely increased sex drive. Those who’s dopamine receptors are damaged will have feelings of hopelessness. Those who have a damaged dopamine system may engage in addictive or taboo behavior in and attempt to increase dopamine because they do not feel the reward that others feel that having a functional dopamine system. For example people who get addicted to gambling often times have a damaged dopamine system. Low dopamine can cause symptoms similar to high serotonin. Low dopamine can cause symptoms similar to high serotonin. A person will get muscle tremors and feel muscle pain. Stiffness and difficulty moving. They will have loss of balance and disturbed sleep patterns. Excess dopamine can actually get someone to get stuck in fight or flight mode. Excess dopamine can cause salt cravings because it cause cause the body to remove too much salt. Low dopamine cause cause high insulin levels and high dopamine reduces insulin. When a person has the correct dopamine levels they will feel alert, focused , happy and more motivated.

Dopamine is what gives you the sense of satisfaction from doing task or completing something. Low dopamine gives you feeling of not being gratified. If dopamine levels are high it will make it seem like time is going slow but when dopamine levels are low and serotonin levels are high it will make a person have no sense of time and they will not be able to perceive if 15 minutes passed or 8 hours so they often times will be late for things. Low dopamine receptor response can make a person feel tired and they may lack motivation

High hydrogen sulfide levels inhibits the break down of dopamine. But it increases oxidative stress so would cause the lose of dopamine receptor so the high dopamine would be ineffective. Those with high H2S levels will have high serotonin, and low adrenal hormone levels. A deficiency in the methanogens , inflammation, oxidative stress, high mercury levels, fluorquinolone injury or eating foods high in glyphosate can cause high hydrogen sulfide levels.

Low dopamine can inhibit ATP production causing obesity and fatigue. Low ATP farther decreases dopamine and dopamine receptors because the oxidative stress causes dopamine to be oxidized and dopamine receptors to become damage. Increasing ATP, AMPK activators helps.

Excess inflammation and excess oxidative stress, or even stress can cause the to release dopamine instead of norepinephrine or epinephrine. This will cause anxiety and increased sensitivity to pain.

Pathogenic clostridium spp alters dopamine metabolism and causes damage to the dopamine receptors. This will make a person have manic behavior and be bipolar. Tyrosine is needed to produce dopamine. A lack of protein in the diet can cause low dopamine.

Oxidative stress and systemic inflammation can be caused by infection, toxins and leaky or inflamed gut, causes a loss of dopamine receptors. If a person loses dopamine receptors then they will not experience the sense of gratification when they accomplish things. Leaky gut causes high inflammation levels and high levels of lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins) which damage the dopamine receptors and causes high a-synuclein levels. A-synuclein causes Parkinson’s disease. High levels of unconjugated bile acid also cause high a-synuclein levels. This is cause by a lack of microbes that conjugates bile acid. A-synuclein build up in the brain blocking receptors in the brain especially the dopamine receptors.

Berberine containing herbs such as bayberry increases dopamine production by the microbes in the gut. But if the dopamine receptors are damaged increasing dopamine will not help. Balance is key. Excess dopamine and serotonin can have negative effects on health it is best to increase receptors to improve sensitivity to dopamine.

Butyrate producing microbes prevents the loss of dopamine receptors.

GLP-1 regulated by our gut microbes increases dopamine signaling in the brain, increases dopamine recycling and dopamine storage capacity.

Lactobacillus planatarum prevents oxidative stress reducing dopamine receptor loss.

Lactobacillus buchneri and Ruminococcus albus reduces oxidative stress which prevents dopamine receptor loss.

IFN-a and inflammatory cytokine increases under stress, infection, gut inflammation or leaky gut. It cause loss of dopamine receptors.

Akkermansia in low levels actually protects from leaky gut preventing loss of dopamine receptors but it’s overgrowth causes leaky gut causing dopamine receptor damage.

Most lactobacillus increases dopamine and improve adrenal function but if oxidative stress and inflammation is not addressed it will not mater because the receptors needed will be damaged making a person insensitive to the effects of dopamine and other catecholamines. They also will but insensitive to the effects of adrenal hormones mentally.

L rhanmosus increases IFG1. L rhamnosus prevents the break down of dopamine so increases it’s levels It inhibits MAO-B.

L planatarum produces acetylcholine from choline. Acetylcholine regulates neurotransmitters like dopamine. It protects against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. L planatrarum increases butyrate producing microbes. Butyrate protects the brain preventing loss of dopamine receptors. L casei shiroto, Bifidobacterium longum, also increases the butyrate producing microbes in the gut. Those who have high levels of H2S would not benefit from the effects of butyrate because hydrogen sulfide blocks the beneficial effects of butyrate. As a matter of fact in most test results I see often times those having issues with dopamine have high H2S levels and high butyrate levels. The levels of dopamine in their brains is usually high but they have a loss of dopamine receptors so do not reap the benefits of the dopamine. Bifidobacrterium infantis

It improves tryptophan metabolism. It improves melatonin, dopamine and serotonin levels.

Eubacterium Sp, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, commensal Clostridium, Flavonifractor plautii

, Butyriciococcus , Bacteroides nordii , Anaerostipes species, produces butyrate.

Some Prevotella produces butyrate and conjugates bile acids which helps prevent loss of dopamine and dopamine receptors. Prevotella is a double edged sword and needs balanced just like dopamine does because excess dopamine will cause a Prevotella overgrowth. So if you see a Prevotella overgrowth the person most likely has excess dopamine.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus DR7 is found in cows milk. It upregulates the tryptophan and serrotonin pathways and prevents tryptophan metabolism shunting to the kyneurine pathway which prevents anxiety , depression and mood swings. It increases the microbes that help to balance serotonin and dopamine in the body.

Bifidobacterium animalis reduces oxidative stress. It inhibits MAO. This increases feel good hormones and dopamine but could increase tyramine so those with low BH4 levels or inhibited beta oxidation need to correct those before taking this one. B animalis increases Akkersmansia. Reduces H pylori.

Bifidobacterium infantis improves melatonin, dopamine and serotonin levels. Helps restore healthy HPA axis function which would help with anxiety and Addison’s disease. Reduces pain and inflammation throughout the body.

Staphylococcus species produce dopamine. They can also convert L-dopa to dopamine. Staphylococcus produces dopamine from tyrosine and L-dopa. Staphylococcus produces most of the dopamine needed in the body.

Bacillus cereus produces dopamine. Fifty percent of dopamine is produced in the gut.

Bacillus subtillus produces GABA , ncreases dopamine and noradrenalin. It should not be taken alone but should be taken with Bacillus coagulans to prevent it causing health issues.

Bacillus mycoides increases dopamine and noradrenalin

Pathogenic streptococcus can increase serotonin. This can cause tryptophan issues and cause high dopamine levels.

Lactococcus species produces high amounts of dopamine

Ruminococcus spp decreases dopamine

Enterococcus faecalis produces dopamine

These things increase dopamine receptors:

Uridine expecially in the form of cytidine

inotsitol produce by commensal E coli

Forskolin

Lavender

Caffeine in moderation

Testosterone

Cordalis

sunlight and far infrared

Acetyl L-carnitine

Lobelia increases dopamine receptors.

Magnesium

L-threonate

Cordyceps mushroom

Meditation

Exercise

Resisting urges especially ones involving addiction.

Doing puzzles or hobbies such as coloring, artwork, word puzzles.

Doing task we do not like to do.

Velvet bean increases dopamine but can damage dopamine receptors.

Increasing BDNF increases dopamine receptors. Lions mane mushroom, HDAC inhibitors such as increasing butyrate producing gut bacteria, forskilin, valproic acid, and niacinamide increases BDNF.

Things that contain scopoletin prevent the oxidation of dopamine to toxic dopamine analogues. Deadly belladonna, stinging nettles, chicory, passion flower, black haw, fenugreek, vinegar, and dandelion coffee contain scopoletin.

oleic acid (omega 9 oil) increases dopamine and oxytocin it is found in butter, olive oil, free range beef fat, avocado oil, most nuts, pumpkin and chia seeds, cheese and eggs.

Agmatine increases dopamine receptors. Foods that contain it are soy sauce, coffee, flour, sauerkraut, miso, fish oil and oily fish, milk kefir, aged white cheeses and coffee.

In order for BH4 to function properly vitamin C is needed, nitric oxide is needed, vitamins B1, B2, B3, SAMe, are needed. Also PQQ can help improve BH4 function. Low ATP levels can cause BH4 dysfunction D-ribose, niacinamide, CoQ10 can help to increase ATP levels. Betaine also known as TMG (trimethylglycine) can help to recycle metabolites needed for proper BH4 function. Issues causing low oxygen or iron dysfunction or deficiency need addressed because iron and oxygen is needed for proper BH4 function. BH4 increases dopamine release in the brain and stimulate VMAT2. VMAT2 is called the God receptor because it is stimulated when people pray or are involved in worship. When VMAT2 function is lost people lose their connectivity to God and other people. Vaccines are known for damaging the VMAT2 receptor. Eating GMOs, foods high in glyphosate and fluoroquinolone drugs can also damage the VMAT2 receptor.

If a person is experiencing any issues with neurotransmitters it would probably be wise to use antioxidants, NRF2 activators and do and anti-inflammatory diet along with taking anti-inflammatory herbs.

Trimethylamine speeds up aging of the brain this can be caused by low levels of methanogens in the gut or high levels of trimethylamine producing microbes in the gut. TMAO damages many neurons and receptors in the brain. Eubacterium spp also help to prevent high TMAO levels. Increased Prevotella levels can increase TMAO. Faecalibacterium prausnitzii helps reduce TMAO. Pathogenic Clostridium spp can increase TMAO levels. Pathogenic Eschericha spp can cause high TMAO levels. Eschericha Coli nissle and other commensal E coli actually prevent high TMAO levels. Enterococcus faecalis reduces TMAO levels. Methanobrevibacter smithii reduces TMAO. Colinsella spp. increases TMAO . Providencia rettgeri . Methanomassillicoccus coccus , Methanomassillicoccus luminylensis , Methanomicrococcus blatticola , Methanosphaera stadtmanae , Methanobrevibacter smithii , Methanomassiliicoccus intestinalis , Methanomethylophilus alvus prevent high H2S and high TMAO levels. Anaerotruncus spp, Anaerococcus species , Romboutsia spp, Lachnoclostridium sp , Tenericutes spp, Erysipelatoclostridium spp,. bdellovibrio bacteriovorus spp , Mica vibrio aeruginosavorous , Hugatella spp, produce Trimethylamine, so if overgrown they can cause high TMAO levels or if deficient in the methanogens the presence of them and deficiency in methanogens can cause high TMAO levels.

Why many no longer fear God.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

I am going to discuss how a person can lose their fear of God and how it is easier then we realize. It can occur subtly over time. Not only have many lost their fear of God they have started fearing man and things of the world more then God. These things will be gone soon. No one , no weapon not even nuclear is more powerful then God. No one is wiser then God. God lives forever meaning his promises endure forever. Why fear things that will be gone soon?

Transgression is an infringement or violation of the law. We have been warned in the last days there would be many false teachings and there would even be teachings of demons. This is why we have to make certain of the things we have heard. Many churches do not take all God’s laws to heart and view some such as bad associations as minor infractions. But if we transgress any of God’s laws we start losing our fear of God and become like the world and lose our ability to identify when we have fallen short. In doing so we we lose our fear of God and become convinced we will not be punished. This results in us losing his protection and he will not hear our prayers.

(Psalm 36:1) 36 Transgression speaks to the wicked one deep within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.

(Romans 3:11-18) . . .. 12 All men have turned aside, all of them have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, not so much as one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they have deceived with their tongues.” “Venom of asps is behind their lips.” 14 “And their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood.” 16 “Ruin and misery are in their ways, 17 and they have not known the way of peace.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

(James 3:17, 18) 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, not hypocritical. 18 Moreover, the fruit of righteousness is sown in peaceful conditions for those who are making peace.

(1 Peter 3:10-15) . . .. 11 Let him turn away from what is bad and do what is good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous, and his ears listen to their supplication, but the face of Jehovah is against those doing bad things.” 13 Indeed, who will harm you if you become zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are happy. However, do not fear what they fear, nor be disturbed. 15 But sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense before everyone who demands of you a reason for the hope you have, but doing so with a mild temper and deep respect.

If we do not make certain of the things we are taught and apply all God’s word in our lives. We will become spiritually blind. We can have a form of Godly devotion but will prove false to it’s powers. Meaning we would not fully submit to God’s laws but would pick and choose what we want to believe. We demonstrate our faith in God by showing our obedience. The bible tells us those faithful in the least are faithful in much, those unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous in much. If we brush off the commands and warnings of things such as being no part of the world or having bad associations we are ignoring God’s laws and being disobedient. This can start to make us lose our fear of God and lead us away from God.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(1 Timothy 4:1-5) 4 However, the inspired word clearly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired statements and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, whose conscience is seared as with a branding iron. 3 They forbid marriage and command people to abstain from foods that God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4 For every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over it.

(Luke 16:10) 10 The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much.

(Matthew 15:14) 14 Let them be. Blind guides is what they are. If, then, a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

The bible warns a little leaven spoils the whole loaf of bread. So if we are not applying all God’s laws and obeying them we are spoiling the figurative loaf. When we have bad associations we are adding leaven, which can effect us and draw us away from God. If we pursue things of the world we are not obeying God and not putting him first. It is not wrong to have wealth or material possession but when pursing those becomes more important then our worship of God it becomes a sin. The bible refers to greed as idolatry. Obedience to God will cause others to speak of you abusively. It is best to be spoken of abusively for righteous reasons rather then unrighteous. If we are spoken of abusively for unrighteous reason then we will be judged by God and held accountable. If we are spoken of abusively for righteous reasons then those speaking abusively will be judged and punished by God. We must make sure of the things we are to be able to identify when we are being taught by a blind guide. For sin to become master over us all we need to do is cross the line no matter how small it may seem. . Once we do we become less and less aware of our own short comings and risk losing our fear of God.

We cannot completely remove ourselves from the world, especially when it comes to family and neighbors but we can be cautious when we interact with them. We cannot completely remove ourselves from the world because we have to depend on the world for certain things but how we interact with the world should be guided by God’s word. By being not part of the world we refuse to partake in their conduct and do our best to be no part of the world as much as possible. In doing so we show God that we do not approve of their behavior and we show God we desire to obey him and we prevent ourselves from losing our fear of God.

(1 Corinthians 5:6-8) 6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole batch of dough? 7 Clear away the old leaven so that you may be a new batch, inasmuch as you are free from ferment. For, indeed, Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed. 8 So, then, let us keep the festival, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of badness and wickedness, but with unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

(1 Corinthians 15:33, 34) 33 Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits. 34 Come to your senses in a righteous way and do not practice sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I am speaking to move you to shame.

(Colossians 3:5) 5 Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry.

(1 Peter 4:3, 4) 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries. 4 They are puzzled that you do not continue running with them in the same decadent course of debauchery, so they speak abusively of you.

(Romans 6:12-14) 12 Therefore, do not let sin continue to rule as king in your mortal bodies so that you should obey their desires. 13 Neither go on presenting your bodies to sin as weapons of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, also your bodies to God as weapons of righteousness. 14 For sin must not be master over you, seeing that you are not under law but under undeserved kindness.

We are told whatever we are doing , work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah and not for men. If we become a people please it can draw us away from God. We are told we must love God with our whole heart , our whole soul and our whole mind. If we ignore the little things we are not worshiping God with a complete heart, soul or mind. Love should guide all we do. We need to keep strict watch on how we walk and not walk as unwise people being aware we are in the last days and there is a lot of wickedness in the world. We need to keep in mind we could be a stumbling block for others if we disobey the little things in the bible and also lead others away from God and cause them to lose their fear of God.

(Colossians 3:22-25) . . .. 23 Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men, 24 for you know that it is from Jehovah you will receive the inheritance as a reward. Slave for the Master, Christ. 25 Certainly the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

(Matthew 22:36, 37) . . .” 37 He said to him: “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’

As we live as temporary residence waiting for our homes in the new system we need to imitate Jesus and not do things out of selfishness or view ourselves as being superior to others. We need to imitate the humility of Jesus.

(Philippians 2:3, 4) 3 Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility consider others superior to you, 4 as you look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

(Ephesians 5:15-17) 15 So keep strict watch that how you walk is not as unwise but as wise persons, 16 making the best use of your time, because the days are wicked. 17 On this account stop being unreasonable, but keep perceiving what the will of Jehovah is.

(Philippians 1:9-11) . . .; 10 that you may make sure of the more important things, so that you may be flawless and not stumbling others up to the day of Christ; 11 and that you may be filled with righteous fruit, which is through Jesus Christ, to God’s glory and praise.

The world is passing away and so is it’s desire. God and the heavenly kingdom will remain forever. So would should do our best to store up treasures in heaven and keep our eyes on the things unseen. The things seen will be gone soon. We need to slave for God and not for the world so that we can be concealed and protected when his great day of judgment occurs. By seeking Jehovah daily we will maintain our reverential fear of him which will work as a protection for our hearts and mind. The bible tells us we are to abhor what is bad and cling what is good so if we see someone producing the works of the flesh we should not associate with them because we would be showing God we approve of their behavior and we do not abhor what is bad. This will prevent us from becoming spiritually blind and losing our fear of God.

(1 John 2:17) 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Zephaniah 2:3)  3 Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth, Who observe his righteous decrees. Seek righteousness, seek meekness. Probably you will be concealed on the day of Jehovah’s anger.

(Romans 12:9-11) 9 Let your love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is wicked; cling to what is good. 10 In brotherly love have tender affection for one another. In showing honor to one another, take the lead. 11 Be industrious, not lazy. Be aglow with the spirit. Slave for Jehovah.

(Galatians 5:19-21) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

How can we be Christ like?

Written by Lee Stevenson. Sorry I am a lousy editor. I have broken this down in sections with the following sections proceeding the scriptures.

We are told we are to be Christ like. Jesus perfectly reflected God’s image so by being Christ like can draw closer to God.

The bible tells us we become a new creation if we are in union with Christ. We are told to put on the new personality. We are told to be made new by our dominant mental attitude. This means we would do all we can to be like Christ and to walk as he walked. So how can we be like Christ? We do so by imitating Jesus and obeying his commands. The bible tells us Jesus is the narrow gate and in order to enter we must enter through him. It is God who calls those he chooses to Jesus but we have to enter through Jesus. This means we acknowledge the work he did. We acknowledge he was the ransom sacrifice that freed us from sin and gives us hope. We have to acknowledge that God has sat Jesus down at his right hand on the heavenly throne. The bible tells God draws those who listened to him and has learned that will be called to Jesus. So it is clear we much read God’s word and apply it in our lives in order to enter the narrow gate. We must also do our best to be like Christ once we have been drawn to Jesus by Jehovah God.

(2 Corinthians 5:17, 18) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; look! new things have come into existence. 18 But all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of the reconciliation,

(Ephesians 4:20-24) 20 But you did not learn the Christ to be like this, 21 if, indeed, you heard him and were taught by means of him, just as truth is in Jesus. 22 You were taught to put away the old personality that conforms to your former course of conduct and that is being corrupted according to its deceptive desires. 23 And you should continue to be made new in your dominant mental attitude, 24 and should put on the new personality that was created according to God’s will in true righteousness and loyalty.

(1 John 2:1-6) 2 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not commit a sin. And yet, if anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ, a righteous one. 2 And he is a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins, yet not for ours only but also for the whole world’s. 3 And by this we realize that we have come to know him, namely, if we continue observing his commandments. 4 The one who says, “I have come to know him,” and yet does not observe his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in this person. 5 But whoever does observe his word, in this person the love of God has truly been made perfect. By this we know that we are in union with him. 6 The one who says he remains in union with him is himself under obligation to go on walking just as that one walked.

(John 6:43-47) . . .. 44 No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him, and I will resurrect him on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by Jehovah.’ Everyone who has listened to the Father and has learned comes to me. 46 Not that any man has seen the Father, except the one who is from God; this one has seen the Father. 47 Most truly I say to you, whoever believes has everlasting life.

(Matthew 7:13, 14) 13 “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it.

We need to discuss the qualities of Christ so we can fully understand what it means to be Christ like. Jesus walked with love. He left it guide all he did. The only jealousy he had was a righteous jealousy when there was wrong doing occurring in God’s temple. Jesus knew he would be handed the throne in the heavenly kingdom but did not let them cause him to get puffed up with pride. Many are aware of Jesus demonstrating the humility we should have by washing the disciples feet which is something a servant would do. Jesus always put the interest of others before his own. There was times he was tired and hungry but seen the need others had so would put their needs before his own. Jesus viewed the people with pity because he knew they were sheep without a Shepard. False teachings were rampant and people were not being treated very kindly by the pharisees. Many had lost their trust in God and did not know where to turn. How sad that is for them to not have any hope. So Jesus told them about God and what he required, he taught them about repentance , and taught them about the mercy of God. He taught them about the power and glory of God. So if we are to be Christ like we need to try and find the other sheep who have no hope and share the truths of God’s word with them , in the way that Jesus taught them. We are in the last days and we were warned false teaching would be rampant and would cause many to have a form of Godly devotion but prove false to it’s power. We have been taught there would even be teachings of demons. Because of this, many would would become disheartened and be sheep without a shepherd. We need to share Gods word with them and make disciples of them just as Jesus had done. If someone had not shared God’s word with us and shared the hope it gives us we would still be sheep without a shepherd.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

(1 Peter 4:8) Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

(Mark 6:34) 34 Well, on getting out, he saw a large crowd, and he was moved with pity for them, because they were as sheep without a shepherd. And he started to teach them many things.

Jesus always put God’s will first and not his own will. In order to learn what God’s will is we need to read his word and meditate on it daily and apply it in our lives and let it guide all we do. Jesus could perfectly imitate God because he told us he did what he had seen the father do when he was in heaven alongside God. Since Jesus was the very first creation of God he would have the most knowledge of God because he had been by God’s side longer then any other creation. He was along side God during the creation of the earth. This is why the bible states in Genesis “let us make man in our image”. So by learning about Jesus and doing our best to imitate him we can better understand what the will of God is. In proverbs 8:30 it refers to Jesus as God’s master worker. So no one would know God’s will better then Jesus.

(John 6:37-40) 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”

(Colossians 1:13-18) 13 He rescued us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All other things have been created through him and for him. 17 Also, he is before all other things, and by means of him all other things were made to exist, 18 and he is the head of the body, the congregation. . . .

(John 12:47-50) . . .. 48 Whoever disregards me and does not receive my sayings has one to judge him. The word that I have spoken is what will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken of my own initiative, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment means everlasting life. So whatever I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me.”

(John 17:3-5) 3 This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. 4 I have glorified you on the earth, having finished the work you have given me to do. 5 So now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was.

(Genesis 1:26) 26 Then God said: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every creeping animal that is moving on the earth.”

Those desiring to live in union with Christ will be persecuted. We have to keep in mind the persecution is not always obvious. Satan often times persecuted people by taking things away from them , even their health. Jesus did not attack people back or get angry when persecuted. When people lied about him he did not strike back at them. When he was suffering he did not threaten them. He entrusted himself to God. The bible says the student is no better then the teacher so what they did to him they will also do to his students. Anyone can love those who love them but Jesus even loved those who chose to be his enemies and he prayed for them.

(John 15:20) 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours.

(1 Peter 2:22, 23) 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. 23 When he was being insulted, he did not insult in return. When he was suffering, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously.

(Matthew 5:10) 10 “Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

(Matthew 5:43-46) 43 “You heard that it was said: ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing?

Jesus was merciful and forgiving. He knew he would be seated on the throne and be given the work of Judging the world. But he also knew it was not yet time for that judging to occur so he did not judge others when he was on earth. We are told in the bible do not judge or we will be judged likewise. We are to forgive others in order to be forgiven. Jesus stated we are to forgive our enemies and continue to be kind to them. By imitating Jesus we could draw some who where our enemies to God by the example of kindness, humility and forgiveness we set.

(Luke 6:37) 37 “Moreover, stop judging, and you will by no means be judged; and stop condemning, and you will by no means be condemned. Keep on forgiving, and you will be forgiven.

(John 8:14-16) . . .. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I do not judge any man at all. 16 And yet even if I do judge, my judgment is truthful, because I am not alone, but the Father who sent me is with me.

(2 Corinthians 5:9, 10) 9 So whether at home with him or absent from him, we make it our aim to be acceptable to him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of the Christ, so that each one may be repaid according to the things he has practiced while in the body, whether good or bad.

(Luke 6:27-31) 27 “But I say to you who are listening: Continue to love your enemies, to do good to those hating you, 28 to bless those cursing you, to pray for those who are insulting you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold the inner garment either. 30 Give to everyone asking you, and from the one taking your things away, do not ask them back. 31 “Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them.

Jesus would make people aware of their error so they would know they were sinning and repent. Sin is rampant now, as stated earlier there are many false teachings. If we do not try to make others aware of their sin then God could hold it against us. There is joy in heaven when a sinner repents. If we can get someone to repent isn’t it a good feeling knowing we made God happy? The bible also tells us if we get a sinner to turn back from their error it covers a multitude of sins. God actually requires us to warn others when they are sinning and holds us accountable if we do not. I know it is very difficult to warn others and make them aware of their sin but it would be sadder to see their sin cost them their lives.

(Matthew 18:15-17) 15 “Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17 If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.

(Luke 15:7) 7 I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous ones who have no need of repentance.

(James 5:19, 20) My brothers, if anyone among you is led astray from the truth and another turns him back, 20 know that whoever turns a sinner back from the error of his way will save him from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

(Ezekiel 3:17-21) . . .. 18 When I say to someone wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him, and you fail to speak in order to warn the wicked one to turn from his wicked course so that he may stay alive, he will die for his error because he is wicked, but I will ask his blood back from you. 19 But if you warn someone wicked and he does not turn back from his wickedness and from his wicked course, he will die for his error, but you will certainly save your own life. 20 But when someone righteous abandons his righteousness and does what is wrong, I will put a stumbling block before him and he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die for his sin and his righteous acts will not be remembered, but I will ask his blood back from you. 21 But if you have warned the righteous one not to sin, and he does not sin, he will surely keep alive because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life.”

Jesus did not put on a showy display as others did. He told us to practice our righteousness in private. When Jesus prayed he did not put on a show or use many words. He prayed in private and his prayer came from the heart. Often times people have prayers they memorize. This is not how we are supposed to pray. Our prayers are to be personal and from the heart. Jesus did not use many words but he told us to persist in prayer. In doing so we show God how much we desire what we are asking for especially if we are trying to overcome a short coming. We must work towards our prayers by doing so we demonstrate our faith and demonstrate our sincerity.

(Matthew 6:1-4) 6 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them; otherwise you will have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. 2 So when you make gifts of mercy, do not blow a trumpet ahead of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you.

(Luke 11:8-13) . . .. 9 So I say to you, keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking, it will be opened. 11 Indeed, which father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he also asks for an egg, will hand him a scorpion? 13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!”

(Matthew 6:5-8) 5 “Also, when you pray, do not act like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the main streets to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 7 When praying, do not say the same things over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8 So do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

Jesus did not add extra burdens to people as the pharisees did. The pharisee had traditions that added more work to those who worshiped God. They were commands of men not commands of God. They had traditional celebrations that added more burdens. Often times these extra burdens the pharisees added to people they were not willing to do themselves. Jesus spoke to many about God’s word and he clarified many things in the bible but he was very selective about who he chose to keep close to him. They had their short comings and he had to correct them, but they accepted his correction and continued to grow spiritually. He once had to harshly correct Peter by stating “get behind me Satan”, We know Peter adjusted his behavior because he was eventually given the keys to the kingdom. With those keys Peter opened the way for the people of the nations to become part of the Spiritual nation of Israel. The key is the key of knowledge.

(Luke 11:45, 46) 45 In reply one of those versed in the Law said to him: “Teacher, in saying these things, you insult us also.” 46 Then he said: “Woe also to you who are versed in the Law, because you load men down with loads hard to carry, but you yourselves do not touch the loads with one of your fingers!

(Matthew 11:28-30) . . .. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for yourselves. 30 For my yoke is kindly, and my load is light.”

(2 Corinthians 6:14-18) 14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? 15 Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Beʹli·al? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

(Matthew 16:21-23) . . .. 22 At this Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying: “Be kind to yourself, Lord; you will not have this happen to you at all.” 23 But turning his back, he said to Peter: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you think, not God’s thoughts, but those of men.”

(Matthew 16:19) 19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of the heavens, and whatever you may bind on earth will already be bound in the heavens, and whatever you may loosen on earth will already be loosened in the heavens.”

(Acts 10:44-48) 44 While Peter was still speaking about these matters, the holy spirit came upon all those hearing the word. 45 And the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the free gift of the holy spirit was being poured out also on people of the nations. 46 For they heard them speaking in foreign languages and magnifying God. Then Peter responded: 47 “Can anyone deny water to prevent these from being baptized who have received the holy spirit just as we have?” 48 With that he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they requested him to stay for some days.

(Luke 11:52) 52 “Woe to you who are versed in the Law, because you took away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not go in, and you hinder those going in!”

Jesus did not focus on the things on earth or fleshly things. As a matter of fact the only clothes he had were the clothes on his back and he had no home to go to. This is why Jesus told us to store up treasure in heaven. All the things in they system will be gone soon but the heavenly kingdom will be forever. By keeping our eyes on the things unseen we stay focused on spiritual matters and do not get overtaken by fleshly things of the world that will be gone soon. Jesus is now seated on the throne waiting for God to give him the command to set matters straight. Jesus was not anxious over what he would eat or drink. He had faith God would provide for him. Many people who do not focus on the things above and focus on the things of the world have been overwhelmed by anxiety and fear. By focusing on the things above it keeps it fresh in our minds that the heavenly kingdom will put and end to all the suffering and violence. This protects our minds and our hearts and we do not get consumed by fear and anxiety.

(Matthew 6:19-22) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright.

(Matthew 8:20) 20 But Jesus said to him: “Foxes have dens and birds of heaven have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay down his head.”

(Matthew 6:25-32) 25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? 27 Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span? 28 Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin; 29 but I tell you that not even Solʹo·mon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith? 31 So never be anxious and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or, ‘What are we to drink?’ or, ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 For all these are the things the nations are eagerly pursuing. Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

(Matthew 6:33, 34) 33 “Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. 34 So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

Jesus did not offer the bible truths to those who where not deserving this is the scoffers. Who refuse to believe God’s word. The bible warns those who try to correct a ridicular will be dishonored and will get hurt.

(Matthew 7:6) 6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs nor throw your pearls before swine, so that they may never trample them under their feet and turn around and rip you open.

(Proverbs 15:12) 12 The scoffer does not love the one correcting him. He will not consult the wise.

(Proverbs 9:7) The one who corrects a ridiculer invites dishonor, And whoever reproves someone wicked will get hurt.

(John 3:20) For whoever practices vile things hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be reproved.

Jesus observed and applied all God’s word in his life and instructed others to.

(John 14:23, 24) 23 In answer Jesus said to him: “If anyone loves me, he will observe my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not observe my words. The word that you are hearing is not mine, but belongs to the Father who sent me.

(John 7:28) 28 Then as he was teaching in the temple, Jesus called out: “You know me and you know where I am from. And I have not come of my own initiative, but the One who sent me is real, and you do not know him.

(John 8:53-58) . . .” 54 Jesus answered: “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, the one who you say is your God. 55 Yet you have not known him, but I know him. And if I said I do not know him, I would be like you, a liar. But I do know him and am observing his word. 56 Abraham your father rejoiced greatly at the prospect of seeing my day, and he saw it and rejoiced.” 57 Then the Jews said to him: “You are not yet 50 years old, and still you have seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them: “Most truly I say to you, before Abraham came into existence, I have been.”

Jesus taught people about the good news of the heavenly kingdom which offered them hope. Jesus also sent the disciples out to teach the good news of the kingdom of God. The preaching of the good news of the kingdom being preached in all the earth is one of the final prophecies. This shows the importance of us learning what the good news of the kingdom is and teaching others about it. The kingdom will bring many wonderful things about that will give hope to many. By learning about the kingdom we can learn to keep our eyes on the things above like Jesus did.

(Matthew 4:23) Then he went throughout the whole of Galʹi·lee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity among the people.

(Luke 8:1) 8 Shortly afterward he traveled from city to city and from village to village, preaching and declaring the good news of the Kingdom of God. And the Twelve were with him,

(Luke 9:2) 2 And he sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God and to heal. . .

(Daniel 2:44) 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,

(Matthew 24:10-14) . . .. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Stop looking for the antichrist it has been with us.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Many confuse the beast with the antichrist. The bible makes it clear the beast is a political entity and the antichrist is any who oppose Christ in actions or behavior. They are two different entities. People are waiting for the antichrist but the bible tells us the antichrist was already here in the apostles days. The antichrist was present in Jesus time. Anti means to oppose. Jesus made it clear anyone who oppose him or his teachings were the antichrist. The antichrist is also identified as the man of lawlessness. The bible tells us there are many antichrist. People keep waiting for the antichrist to rise up but it has already been with us. The bible said the great apostacy would be revealed the man of lawlessness in the last days. It did not say it would arise in the last days because it has already been with us. But it is being revealed who the antichrist is. The bible warned many would follow after their own desires and gather teachers together to scratch their itchy ears. Some would even follow the teachings of demons. Because of the things those following false religion would do they would cause the way of the truth to be spoken of abusively. So false religion and those who reject Gods word and the teachings of Jesus are part of the antichrist. The way the antichrist and the way the beast would be destroyed are differently. False religion which is the harlot mentioned in revelations will be destroyed first. God will put it in the heart of the beast to destroy false religion. But this would not occur until the man of lawlessness was revealed. The great apostacy would oppose true worship meaning they would oppose Christ and his teachings. For a short period of time the harlot will team up with the beast.

The harlot will ride on the beast back and would be allied closely with the beast. After the man of lawlessness is revealed and Jesus has exposed the corruption and disobedience. God will put it into the hearts for the beast to turn on the harlot and destroy her. Since the harlot teaches things contrary to what Jesus taught the harlot would be part of the antichrist. Not all who are part of the antichrist will be destroyed at this time. Some will become angry when false worship is destroyed and will turn on true worship. When this occurs

The bible tells us those who worship in truth will be those who escape out of Babylon. So those who worship in truth will give up all false worship and return to worshiping God in truth. They will view those worshiping in truth as defenseless. When this occurs the bible says it would be like the touch the pupil of God’s eye and they would be destroyed. So as you can see those who allied with the beast are part of the antichrist. But the antichrist is a political entity and when it and those who oppose true worship turn on God’s people God will destroy them. So those who received the mark and allied with the beast would also be a part of the antichrist. But as I stated earlier the beast is a separate entity. We were told the beast would spring up at a later time, but the scriptures have made it clear the antichrist arose when Jesus walked the earth and has been here since. The bible also made it clear there are many antichrist. Meaning any who disobey Jesus, do not put their faith in God , oppose Jesus or teach things other then what Jesus taught is part of the antichrist. So the great apostacy meaning false religion is a part of the antichrist and represents a religious entity and the beast represents a political entity that will arise at a later time.

Satan oppose Jesus , so he and the demons are also part of the antichrist. Satan will be figuratively bound and chained for the 1000 year reign of Christ , then he will be released. So will side with him , at that time they will be destroyed and that will be when the antichrist has been completely done away with. This would occur after the message of the heavenly kingdom has been told throughout the whole earth.

People have become so obsessed with the antichrist and believe it will be a single person when the bible clearly tells us the antichrist has been with us. This is blinding them to who the beast is and they will be easily tricked into receiving the mark of the beast because they will be so obsessed in trying to identify the antichrist. They will be deceived so easily that many who turn on true worship will believe they are doing Gods work when this occurs.

(1 John 2:18-25) 18 Young children, it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared, from which fact we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of our sort; for if they had been of our sort, they would have remained with us. But they went out so that it might be shown that not all are of our sort. 20 And you have an anointing from the holy one, and all of you have knowledge. 21 I write you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie originates with the truth. 22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. But whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 24 As for you, what you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, you will also remain in union with the Son and in union with the Father. 25 Furthermore, this is what he himself promised us—the life everlasting.

(1 John 4:2, 3) 2 This is how you know that the inspired statement is from God: Every inspired statement that acknowledges Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God. 3 But every inspired statement that does not acknowledge Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s inspired statement that you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.

(Matthew 24:23-27) 23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look! Here is the Christ,’ or, ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will perform great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones. 25 Look! I have forewarned you. 26 Therefore, if people say to you, ‘Look! He is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; ‘Look! He is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For just as the lightning comes out of the east and shines over to the west, so the presence of the Son of man will be.

(2 John 6-11) . . .. 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those not acknowledging Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Look out for yourselves, so that you do not lose the things we have worked to produce, but that you may obtain a full reward. 9 Everyone who pushes ahead and does not remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God. The one who does remain in this teaching is the one who has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him. 11 For the one who says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-5) 3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I used to tell you these things?

(2 John 6-11) . . .. 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those not acknowledging Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Look out for yourselves, so that you do not lose the things we have worked to produce, but that you may obtain a full reward. 9 Everyone who pushes ahead and does not remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God. The one who does remain in this teaching is the one who has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your homes or say a greeting to him. 11 For the one who says a greeting to him is a sharer in his wicked works.

(2 Thessalonians 2:6-12) 6 And now you know what is acting as a restraint, so that he will be revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who is right now acting as a restraint is out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10 and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 11 That is why God lets a deceptive influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

(Matthew 24:9-14) 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(Matthew 23:27, 28) 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you resemble whitewashed graves, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but inside are full of dead men’s bones and of every sort of uncleanness. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

(1 Peter 4:3) 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries.

(2 Peter 2:1-3) 2 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their brazen conduct, and because of them the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, they will greedily exploit you with counterfeit words. But their judgment, decided long ago, is not moving slowly, and their destruction is not sleeping.

(Revelation 17:3-6) 3 And he carried me away in the power of the spirit into a wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored wild beast that was full of blasphemous names and that had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and she was adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, and she had in her hand a golden cup that was full of disgusting things and the unclean things of her sexual immorality. 5 On her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the Great, the mother of the prostitutes and of the disgusting things of the earth.” 6 And I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.. . .

(Revelation 17:15-17) 15 He said to me: “The waters that you saw, where the prostitute is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and nations and tongues. 16 And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the prostitute and will make her devastated and naked, and they will eat up her flesh and completely burn her with fire. 17 For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, yes, to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished.

(Revelation 20:1-3) 20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2 He seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years. 3 And he hurled him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not mislead the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After this he must be released for a little while.

(Matthew 24:9-14) 9 “Then people will hand you over to tribulation and will kill you, and you will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, too, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold. 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Revelation 17:12-14) 12 “The ten horns that you saw mean ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but they do receive authority as kings for one hour with the wild beast. 13 These have one thought, so they give their power and authority to the wild beast. 14 These will battle with the Lamb, but because he is Lord of lords and King of kings, the Lamb will conquer them. Also, those with him who are called and chosen and faithful will do so.”

(Revelation 19:19-21) 19 And I saw the wild beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the one seated on the horse and against his army. 20 And the wild beast was caught, and along with it the false prophet that performed in front of it the signs with which he misled those who received the mark of the wild beast and those who worship its image. While still alive, they both were hurled into the fiery lake that burns with sulfur. 21 But the rest were killed off with the long sword that proceeded out of the mouth of the one seated on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.

(Zechariah 2:7-9) 7 “Come, Zion! Make your escape, you who are dwelling with the daughter of Babylon. 8 For this is what Jehovah of armies says, who after being glorified has sent me to the nations that were plundering you: ‘Whoever touches you touches the pupil of my eye. 9 For now I will wave my hand against them, and they will become plunder for their own slaves.’ And you will certainly know that Jehovah of armies has sent me.

(Revelation 14:9-12) 9 Another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image and whoever receives the mark of its name. 12 Here is where it calls for endurance on the part of the holy ones, those who keep the commandments of God and hold fast to the faith of Jesus.”

Things done without faith is a sin.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

The bible tells us without faith we cannot please God. The bible tells us things done without faith are a sin. So we need to ask ourselves do we truly have faith in God and trust Jesus as our king who is sitting on the throne in heaven. How can we be certain of our faith and how can we acquire faith. What is faith? The bible defines faith as assured expectation of what is hoped for, even though we cannot see those things we will believe them and expect them. Abraham believed the promises God had made him and lived his life according to God’s will even though he knew the promises would not be fulfilled in his life time he still believe and trusted God setting an example of faith. You can read about Noah’s faith also. Before the great flood the earth was watered with a mist, not rain showers. Since this had not occurred before Noah could have had doubts but he did not , he lived his life according to his faith and built the ark saving those that God found to be righteous.

(Romans 14:21-23) . . .. 22 The faith that you have, keep it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who does not judge himself by what he approves. 23 But if he has doubts, he is already condemned if he eats, because he does not eat based on faith. Indeed, everything that is not based on faith is sin.

(Hebrews 11:5-7) . . .. 6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please God well, for whoever approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him. 7 By faith Noah, after receiving divine warning of things not yet seen, showed godly fear and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; and through this faith he condemned the world, and he became an heir of the righteousness that results from faith.

(Hebrews 11:1-3) 11 Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen. 2 For by means of it, the men of ancient times had witness borne to them. 3 By faith we perceive that the systems of things were put in order by God’s word, so that what is seen has come into existence from things that are not visible.

For a person to develop faith they first must hear about God and Jesus. By writing God’s word on our hearts and then teach others we build up our faith. If we find our faith is not what it should be we need to ask God and believe he will answer our prayer. We also must remain in union with Christ so we have to put off fleshly things of the world and set our minds on the things above. When we pray to God we need to ask me for these things in Jesus name. I doing so we are showing we know he was our ransom sacrifice and he is now sitting on the heavenly throne. We must observe all the commandments Jesus has given us. We also must keep our eyes on the things unseen which is the heavenly kingdom, God , Jesus and the future promises. The things unseen are God, Jesus, the angels because they are spirit persons and we cannot see spirit people. The unseen things are the future promises God has given us that the heavenly kingdom with Jesus as the king will restore the earth to the original paradise and that death will be done away with. We are told the things seen will be done away with but the things unseen will be forever. So that means the promises will also be forever. We also know death will be done away with. Though we cannot see it by believing there will be a resurrection and death will be no more we are showing our faith. By obeying God and doing our best to imitate Jesus we are showing our faith. By putting our trust in God by taking in his word and letting it guide all we do instead of putting our trust in the world or ourselves we are showing God our faith.

(Romans 10:17) 17 So faith follows the thing heard. In turn, what is heard is through the word about Christ.

(Romans 10:8-10) 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your own mouth and in your own heart”; that is, “the word” of faith, which we are preaching. 9 For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.

(1 Corinthians 9:16) 16 Now if I am declaring the good news, it is no reason for me to boast, for necessity is laid upon me. Really, woe to me if I do not declare the good news!

(John 15:7-10) 7 If you remain in union with me and my sayings remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will take place for you. 8 My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples. 9 Just as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; remain in my love. 10 If you observe my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have observed the commandments of the Father and remain in his love.

(2 Corinthians 4:17, 18) 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

(James 1:17) 17 Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, coming down from the Father of the celestial lights, who does not vary or change like the shifting shadows.

We can be sure that the future promises God has given us will be fulfilled because not a single promise of his has went unfulfilled. God does not change so when he makes a promise he keeps it. There is no one wiser then God and no one more powerful so what he promises he has the wisdom and power to bring it about. So we have no reason to live in fear of the things happening or of death. It gives a freedom that those who lack faith do not have. Soon all the wicked will be gone and all suffering will be done away with. If we keep our eyes on the things unseen the things happening in our lives or in the world will not cause us excess anxiety or stress because we will be certain that this is temporary and much better time are very near. This world will be gone soon and so will those who put faith themselves or the world instead of God. This is why Jesus warned many would claim to be following him but he would tell them get away from me you workers of lawlessness. So we must not only learn about God and believe in him but we have to let his word guide all we do. In doing so we are showing God our faith.

(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Daniel 7:13, 14) 13 “I kept watching in the visions of the night, and look! with the clouds of the heavens, someone like a son of man was coming; and he gained access to the Ancient of Days, and they brought him up close before that One. 14 And to him there were given rulership, honor, and a kingdom, that the peoples, nations, and language groups should all serve him. His rulership is an everlasting rulership that will not pass away, and his kingdom will not be destroyed.

Another way we show God our faith is by being no part of the world and avoiding associating with those who do not believe in God. A yoke is put between two oxen so they can share the work. If one of the oxen is weak then it puts more of a burden on the stronger oxen. If we associate with those who are of the world or who do not believe in God we are becoming unevenly yoked and will add more burden spiritually on ourselves. This in turn can wear on us and rob us of our faith. The bible says those who practice sin are workers of lawlessness. Those who are lawless will not enter the kingdom of heaven. So it is very important to do all God requires of us if we want to continue to have hope in the future promises and to have God here our prayers. When we obey all God’s word and see the positive effects it has on us as a person and the strength and endurance we are given it helps to build our faith in God. Those who have faith in God can endure much much more then those who are part of the world. The bible warns if we are friends with the world we make ourselves an enemy of God. So we cannot be complete in our faith if we are friends with the world. If we show more love for the world then the things of the world the bible tells us the love of God is not in us. So we cannot have faith if we are living by flesh and not by spirit. Our faith is what will save us because it imparts endurance.

We need the endurance to do the will of God because of the way the world is it can be difficult to keep our eyes on the things unseen. This takes endurance that we receive because of our faith and hope in God. Those who endure to the end will be saved. As we see things rapidly winding down our faith will protect us and keep us from shrinking back in fear. The bible warns those who shrink back in fear will be destroyed. If we lack faith then we will see it as a minor infraction of God’s commands and we are telling God we do not trust his word to guide and protect us. All things we do must be guided by faith. As I mentioned earlier if it is not then it is a sin. I once was offered a job that would pay very well. I knew it would interfere with my worship of God because it would make it very difficult for me to have the time to take God’s word in daily and to apply it in my life. Though it would have been nice to have less struggles, I knew if I took the job it could erode away at my faith. By me turning down the job I showed God that he was first in my life and not the world or things in the world. In doing so I demonstrated my faith in him. It is by faith that were are declared righteous.

Things are rapidly winding down. If we see areas where we need to strengthen our faith whether it bad avoiding being a part of the world, learning to persist in prayer, learning to read Gods word daily and meditate on it and apply it in our lives. We should do our best to work on building our faith because the end of this system of things is very very near. If we fear the things that are coming then we need to work on our faith because we should be seeing them as signs things are going to be much better very soon. That is why Jesus told us when we see these things occur to raise ourselves up.

(2 Corinthians 6:14-18) 14 Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? 15 Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Beʹli·al? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God; just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 17 “‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing’”; “‘and I will take you in.’” 18 “‘And I will become a father to you, and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

(1 John 3:4-6) 4 Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know, too, that he was made manifest to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. 6 Everyone remaining in union with him does not practice sin; no one who practices sin has either seen him or come to know him.

(Matthew 7:21-27) 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ 24 “Therefore, everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does them will be like a discreet man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and lashed against that house, but it did not cave in, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Furthermore, everyone hearing these sayings of mine and not doing them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain poured down and the floods came and the winds blew and struck against that house, and it caved in, and its collapse was great.”

(James 4:4-6) 4 Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that for no reason the scripture says: “The spirit that has taken up residence within us keeps enviously longing”? 6 However, the undeserved kindness that He gives is greater. So it says: “God opposes the haughty ones, but he gives undeserved kindness to the humble ones.”

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Matthew 24:13, 14) 13 But the one who has endured to the end will be saved. 14 And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

(Hebrews 10:35-39) 35 Therefore, do not throw away your boldness, which will be richly rewarded. 36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the fulfillment of the promise. 37 For yet “a very little while,” and “the one who is coming will arrive and will not delay.” 38 “But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39 Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.

(Revelation 21:7, 8) . . .. 8 But as for the cowards and those without faith and those who are disgusting in their filth and murderers and the sexually immoral and those practicing spiritism and idolaters and all the liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This means the second death.”

(Luke 21:25-28) 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

(Romans 5:1-5) 5 Therefore, now that we have been declared righteous as a result of faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we also have obtained access by faith into this undeserved kindness in which we now stand; and let us rejoice, based on hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but let us rejoice while in tribulations, since we know that tribulation produces endurance; 4 endurance, in turn, an approved condition; the approved condition, in turn, hope, 5 and the hope does not lead to disappointment; because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy spirit, which was given to us.

How to make better decisions when there are gray areas.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

There are the gray areas in life when we are uncertain what God would require of us. How should we handle them. How can we be guided through them. The scriptures may not be clear on how we can handle it but the bible does give us guidance on how we can make better decisions. When we experience gray areas that make decision making more difficult there are things we can do that can make it easier for us and help us to make a decision that would please God. I have broken this down in sections with new paragraphs below the scriptures.

The bible tells us everything we do must be based on faith in God. The bible tells us without faith it is impossible to please God, the bible tells us if the things we do are not based on faith it is a sin. This helps us to understand the gray areas when we are uncertain what God would expect us to do. We should put it in prayer to him. Think about what our actions are telling God and others.

Children are humble and usually willful to listen when corrected. They are innocent to sin. Children are usually eager to learn. They usually do not lie. This is why sometimes the things they say are so truthful and observant that it can surprise you. Children usually do not envy others and experience joy when they see others are happy. Backbiting means you say unkind things about someone when they are not present. Children usually do not gossip and criticize others. We all fall short of God and should not be focusing more attention on what we feel others are doing wrong. This can cause us to become prideful and be overconfident in our own spiritual wellness. This is why the bible says there is pride before a fall. By avoiding such behavior and being child like to sin it will protect our hearts and minds and help us make better decisions. If we become overconfident we may start viewing ourselves as superior to others and lose the child like thinking.

The bible tells us let each one examine their own actions , we are not to compare ourselves to others. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. If we start comparing ourselves to others it could actually starting giving us a sense of pride because we would see our actions may not be as bad as others are. In doing so we may lose site of what is important, and that is looking into the mirror of God’s word and using it as a gauge as to our standing with God. The bible says we could become a forgetful hearer if we do not peer into the word of God’s laws. The bible tells us if we become doers of the work we will be happy. Remaining in union with Christ means we try our best to imitate his faith and love for God and this can also help us to navigate the gray areas in life. If we think what would Christ do or what would Christ want me to do?

(Romans 14:21-23) . . .. 22 The faith that you have, keep it to yourself before God. Happy is the man who does not judge himself by what he approves. 23 But if he has doubts, he is already condemned if he eats, because he does not eat based on faith. Indeed, everything that is not based on faith is sin.

(Hebrews 11:5-7) . . .. 6 Moreover, without faith it is impossible to please God well, for whoever approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him. 7 By faith Noah, after receiving divine warning of things not yet seen, showed godly fear and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; and through this faith he condemned the world, and he became an heir of the righteousness that results from faith.

(1 Corinthians 10:23, 24) 23 All things are lawful, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful, but not all things build up. 24 Let each one keep seeking, not his own advantage, but that of the other person.

(Matthew 18:1-4) 18 In that hour the disciples came near to Jesus and said: “Who really is greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens?” 2 So calling a young child to him, he stood him in their midst 3 and said: “Truly I say to you, unless you turn around and become as young children, you will by no means enter into the Kingdom of the heavens. 4 Therefore, whoever will humble himself like this young child is the one who is the greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens;

(1 Peter 2:1, 2) 2 So rid yourselves of all badness and deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all backbiting. 2 As newborn infants, form a longing for the unadulterated milk of the word, so that by means of it you may grow to salvation,

(Proverbs 18:12) 12 Before a crash a man’s heart is lofty, And before glory there is humility.

(Galatians 6:2-5) . . .. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deceiving himself. 4 But let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. 5 For each one will carry his own load.

(James 1:22-25) . . .. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.

(1 John 3:4-8) 4 Everyone who practices sin is also practicing lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 You know, too, that he was made manifest to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. 6 Everyone remaining in union with him does not practice sin; no one who practices sin has either seen him or come to know him. 7 Little children, let no one mislead you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as that one is righteous. 8 The one who practices sin originates with the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, to break up the works of the Devil.

We can also ask God for the wisdom to deal with the gray areas in life. When we ask we need to ask in faith. As mentioned earlier all we do should be with faith in God. So when we ask we should have no doubt that God will grant us what we ask of him when it is his will we are seeking. We know Satan is walking about like a roaring lion. He knows the bible because when he was trying to temp Jesus he was quoting God’s word. If we do not rely on God in those gray areas Satan could use it to his advantage.

(James 1:5-8) 5 So if any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep asking God, for he gives generously to all and without reproaching, and it will be given him. 6 But let him keep asking in faith, not doubting at all, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and blown about. 7 In fact, that man should not expect to receive anything from Jehovah; 8 he is an indecisive man, unsteady in all his ways.

(Romans 8:13-16) . . .. 14 For all who are led by God’s spirit are indeed God’s sons. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery causing fear again, but you received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit we cry out: “Abba, Father!” 16 The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children.

(1 Peter 5:6-9) 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, 7 while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8 Keep your senses, be watchful! Your adversary, the Devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone. 9 But take your stand against him, firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by the entire association of your brothers in the world.

We also have a helper the holy spirit. How can we acquire the holy spirit? There are some requirements to receive the holy spirit. First we must ask for it. We cannot live according to the flesh but we will keep our eyes focus on the things above and not the world or fleshly matters. Our actions need to show we have repented from our former way of life. We also must show our faith through our actions and thinking. The bible tells us we receive the spirit through our faith. We can lose the holy spirit once we receive it if we rebel against God so it is very important to work towards our prayers if we ask for holy spirit and do our best to be Christ like.

(Luke 11:12, 13) . . .? 13 Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!”

(Galatians 3:13, 14) . . .” 14 This was so that the blessing of Abraham would come to the nations by means of Christ Jesus, so that we might receive the promised spirit through our faith.

(Romans 8:4-8) . . .. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit, on the things of the spirit. 6 For setting the mind on the flesh means death, but setting the mind on the spirit means life and peace; 7 because setting the mind on the flesh means enmity with God, for it is not in subjection to the law of God, nor, in fact, can it be. 8 So those who are in harmony with the flesh cannot please God.

In the gray areas decision making can be difficult. There are things we can use that can help us to make better decisions especially when the decisions involve working with others. For example do they show the works of the flesh or do they show the fruits of the spirit? If the person has outburst of anger, are envious, get drunk, do they commit immoral acts of sex, are they frequently not open to agreement which causes dissention, do they have an unrestrained sense of shame or rude and overconfidence which means they are brazen. If the person or people we are dealing with are showing these qualities then they are showing the works of the flesh and we need to be cautious of the decisions we make concerning them. They will be deceptive, try to lure us in to making promises that will be difficult to keep. They try to gain our trust to try and take advantage of our kindness and good qualities. They may even try to be extremely kind to us to lure us into a relationship with them. When we deal with ones who display the works of the flesh we have to be very cautious with the decisions we make. Often times ones like this try to get us to make decision without giving us time to think about them. If we are put in this situation we need to weigh what would be best for our relationship with God and not try to please people but to please God first. Those who produce the works of the flesh often times will have hidden motives in in the things they do, so we have to be very careful when dealing with them.

How can we tell if a person or ourselves are producing the fruits of the spirit? Those blessed by the fruits of the spirit will have self control. We all are born sinful but those who are blessed by the spirit will not act on their sinful nature and will do their best not to put themselves in a position to act on their sinful nature. Though things my be approved to do , they may not be right for us if it may cause us to act on our sin. For example if we are prone to having immoral sexual relations we should do our best to avoid situations that could cause us to act on them. By doing this we are showing we have been blessed by the holy spirit because we are demonstrating our self control.

Those who have been blessed by the spirit will have an inner peace in their hearts that protect their hearts and their minds. We will experience anxiety in life but the inner peace can protect us through those times and we will make better decisions in such times. If a person shows they make good decisions even in times of trials or tribulation it is a sign they have been blessed with the holy spirit.

Joy is also a sign a person has been blessed with the holy spirit. Satan and his people will attack those who are following Christ. When a person is being accused by Satan or going through hard times do they usually remain joyful or does their joy quickly return? We may lose our joy for a short period of time but if we have been blessed by the spirit then our joy will return quickly.

Faith is another gift of the spirit, having complete faith in God and living our lives in a way that demonstrates our faith by sharing his word and teaching others to put their faith in God and not letting the anxieties of life crowd God’s word out of our hearts we demonstrate our faith. When being tried, or we have to make a difficult decision we will not panic and make hasty decisions but we will have faith God will guide us and be patient.

If a person is kind in the way Jesus was kind then they are showing they have been blessed by the spirit. Jesus was kind to all people, even the pharisees who opposed him. He was not selective who he was kind to but he was kind to all people. Jesus was willing to serve others and did not look down on anyone. If we have the same attitude towards others by being kind to all then we have been blessed by the holy spirit.

Mildness is another fruit of the spirit. This means a person will be mild in how they act towards others and how they live their lives. They will not react in extreme ways or over react to things. They will not do things excessively but show moderation in the things they do.

Love is also a fruit of the spirit. We can best learn love by looking at the scriptures and taking note if we show love in all we do. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

If a person is patient and does not look out for their own interest first and does not show the works of the flesh then they have been blessed by the holy spirit. We must be patient when making decisions. In the gray areas we need to do our best to please God and not man. If someone tries to get us to make a hasty decision and we are pleasing people we could make very bad decisions that can effect the rest of our lives or someone else life. So by knowing how to deal with the gray areas it will protect and helps us make it through these uncertain times.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Acts 2:38) 38 Peter said to them: “Repent, and let each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the free gift of the holy spirit.

(Acts 26:19, 20) 19 “Therefore, King A·gripʹpa, I did not become disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but to those in Damascus first and then to those in Jerusalem, and over all the country of Ju·deʹa, and also to the nations, I was bringing the message that they should repent and turn to God by doing works that befit repentance.

(Isaiah 63:10) 10 But they rebelled and grieved his holy spirit. He then turned into their enemy, And he fought against them.

(Galatians 5:19-21) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom

(Galatians 5:22-24) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires.

(Romans 8:5-9) 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the spirit, on the things of the spirit. 6 For setting the mind on the flesh means death, but setting the mind on the spirit means life and peace; 7 because setting the mind on the flesh means enmity with God, for it is not in subjection to the law of God, nor, in fact, can it be. 8 So those who are in harmony with the flesh cannot please God. 9 However, you are in harmony, not with the flesh, but with the spirit, if God’s spirit truly dwells in you. But if anyone does not have Christ’s spirit, this person does not belong to him.

(1 Peter 2:21-23) 21 In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely. 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. 23 When he was being insulted, he did not insult in return. When he was suffering, he did not threaten, but he entrusted himself to the One who judges righteously. . .

What causes a person to feel empty?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

I am going to discuss how sin effects us and how it effects our relationship with God. How to identify when we are being drawn away from God because it is not always obvious. I am also going to discus the cause of that empty feeling and how to fill it. Many now days wonder why they feel so empty.

When we start sinning it can draw us away from God which leaves an empty spot in our hearts that cannot be filled. It can draw us away from God and cause us to do many things we should not do to try and fill that emptiness. We often times will false reason believing the things were are doing are ok. So it is not always obvious when we are sinning. We have to keep in mind the heart is very deceptive and we have a tendency to false reason with ourselves. How can we tell when we have deceived ourselves or if others are deceiving themselves. Our fruits speak more then words. What are the fruits we are producing. Are we producing good fruits or fruits of the flesh. I am going to discuss the effects of sin and how to identify when we are being drawn away from God and what we can do to correct it.

We cannot trust ourselves because the bible warns the heart is deceptive and desperate. It can drive us to do things we should not do. Jesus warned out of the heart comes wicked reasoning so we should not let our heart guide us. When we sin it makes us lose the ability to tell when we are falling short of God. God examines the heart and knows even the hidden motives we may have. Because we have let ourselves become blind we may be sinning and have become unaware of it. In order to correct this we need to search God’s word and let it guide us and not rely on our own understanding. If we do not, we risk becoming hardened and unaware when we are sinning.

(Hebrews 4:13) 13 And there is not a creation that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of the one to whom we must give an account.

(Proverbs 21:2-4)  2 All of a man’s ways seem right to him, But Jehovah examines the hearts.  3 To do what is right and just Is more pleasing to Jehovah than a sacrifice.  4 Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart —The lamp that guides the wicked is sin.

(Jeremiah 17:9, 10)  9 The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it? 10 I, Jehovah, am searching the heart, Examining the innermost thoughts, To give to each one according to his ways, According to the fruitage of his works.

(Matthew 15:17-20) 17 Are you not aware that whatever enters into the mouth passes through the stomach and is discharged into the sewer? 18 However, whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and those things defile a man. 19 For example, out of the heart come wicked reasonings: murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. 20 These are the things that defile a man; but to take a meal with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

(Psalm 36:1, 2) Transgression speaks to the wicked one deep within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.  2 For in his own eyes he flatters himself too much To detect and hate his error.

(Proverbs 16:2) All of a man’s ways seem right to him, But Jehovah examines the motives.

(Jeremiah 17:10) I, Jehovah, am searching the heart, Examining the innermost thoughts, To give to each one according to his ways, According to the fruitage of his works.

Just because the world may accept something as not being wrong does not make it right. If we are putting our trust in man or our own reasoning then we could start losing our ability to know when we are sinning. When we start becoming unaware of our sin we become alienated from God which can create an emptiness in our hearts that cannot be filled. Often times this can lead to someone committing more sins in an effort to try and fill that emptiness. Yet because they no longer have the love for God they will never fully be happy because they cannot fill that emptiness. We are imperfect humans, this is why the bible tells us that God should direct our steps and it does not belong to man to direct our steps. God created us, he knows our minds and hearts better then anyone. This is why Jesus in his sermon on the mount told us how to be happy. (Matthew chapter 5). When we fall into a sinful nature it can start effecting our physical health. From the stress involved.

(Psalm 38:3-6)  3 My whole body is sick because of your indignation. There is no peace within my bones because of my sin.  4 For my errors loom over my head; Like a heavy burden, they are too much for me to bear.  5 My wounds stink and fester Because of my foolishness.  6 I am distressed and extremely downcast; I walk around sad all day long.

If we find ourselves no longer able to understand the deeper things in the bible and find we only take in what would be milk, which an infant would take in we need to take note of it. If we find we are making the same errors over and over we need to take note of it. It indicates we are falling away from God and need to correct the behavior that is causing it. If we start accepting the ways of the world it will draw us away from God. The world is in turmoil now because they refuse to let God’s word guide them. Would we want our lives to be like those of the world?

(Proverbs 26:11, 12) 11 Like a dog that returns to its vomit, The stupid one repeats his foolishness. 12 Have you seen a man who thinks he is wise? There is more hope for someone stupid than for him.

(1 Corinthians 3:1-3) 3 So, brothers, I was not able to speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to fleshly men, as to infants in Christ. 2 I fed you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough. In fact, neither are you strong enough now, 3 for you are still fleshly. Since there are jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and are you not walking as men do?

(Ephesians 4:17-19) 17 So this is what I say and bear witness to in the Lord, that you should no longer go on walking just as the nations also walk, in the futility of their minds. 18 They are in darkness mentally and alienated from the life that belongs to God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the insensitivity of their hearts. 19 Having gone past all moral sense, they gave themselves over to brazen conduct to practice every sort of uncleanness with greediness.

(Jeremiah 10:23) 23 I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.

If we continue to sin it will harden our hearts towards Jehovah God and Jesus. He will stop hearing our prayers. We are living in very difficult times and very confusing times. Why make it more difficult by turning away from God. We need him now more then ever to guide and protect us. If we find we are losing the desire to study God’s word and to apply it in our lives it is an indication we need to do our best to start to take in his word daily and to persist in prayer. We need to take note of what is causing us to feel this way and what we can do to take corrective actions. We are to keep our minds focused on the things above and not on the earth below. The bible warns a fleshly man does not accept the things of the spirit of God. If we start falling away from God we lose the blessing of having the holy spirit guide us and we become separated from God. If we find we are being separated from God and start feeling that empty feeling, reading Jesus sermon on the mount. It reminds us how we can find true happiness. We will lose the peace in our hearts that protects our hearts and our minds and we will lose our thinking abilities. By turning back to God we can regain that peace and the hope the bible gives us.

(Isaiah 58:14-59:3) . . .For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.” 59 Look! The hand of Jehovah is not too short to save, Nor is his ear too dull to hear.  2 No, your own errors have separated you from your God. Your sins have made him hide his face from you, And he refuses to hear you.  3 For your palms are polluted with blood And your fingers with error. Your lips speak lies, and your tongue mutters unrighteousness.

(1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4) 14 But a physical man does not accept the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know them, because they are examined spiritually. 15 However, the spiritual man examines all things, but he himself is not examined by any man. 16 For “who has come to know the mind of Jehovah, so that he may instruct him?” But we do have the mind of Christ. 3 So, brothers, I was not able to speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to fleshly men, as to infants in Christ. 2 I fed you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet strong enough. In fact, neither are you strong enough now, 3 for you are still fleshly. Since there are jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and are you not walking as men do? 4 For when one says, “I belong to Paul,” but another says, “I to A·polʹlos,” are you not acting like mere men?

(Romans 1:20-23) 20 For his invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable. 21 For although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God nor did they thank him, but they became empty-headed in their reasonings and their senseless hearts became darkened. 22 Although claiming they were wise, they became foolish 23 and turned the glory of the incorruptible God into something like the image of corruptible man and birds and four-footed creatures and reptiles.

(Isaiah 57:20) 20 “But the wicked are like the restless sea that cannot calm down, And its waters keep tossing up seaweed and mire.

(John 14:26, 27) . . .. 27 I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give it to you the way that the world gives it. Do not let your hearts be troubled nor let them shrink out of fear.

(Philippians 4:5-7) . . .. 6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.

When you are close to God your heart is protected and you have a certain inner peace no matter what you have to endure. When we lose our reverential fear of God then we have no peace and we will develop many anxieties and fears. This can farther blind us to the truths in the bible. We will have a form of Godly devotion but prove false to it’s power. If we find our actions are not matching our words and the things we do are not showing we love God then we are proving false to the power of God’s word. This means we are becoming like the world. We are told the world would be destroyed. Surely this is not the course we would want to follow. Those of the world have no hope. They live in constant anxiety, and fear of the things occurring. If we fall into sin then we can no longer see the God news of the kingdom of heaven and have no hope but the hope we put in ourselves and the world. We see the condition the world and people who are in it are in. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Is this where we would want to put our faith and trust? What hope does the world have? We can be a slave to the world which is a sin or we can be a slave for God which gives us hope in a brighter future. The world and the things in it are passing away. So would it not be better to put our faith, hope and trust in God? If we find we are making the same errors over and over again it indicates we need to take corrective actions and search God’s word on how to prevent that in the future. We have been warned the wages sin pays is death. If we lose our ability to recognize sin then it can lead to us dying much sooner then we may have.

(Romans 3:11-18) . . .. 12 All men have turned aside, all of them have become worthless; there is no one who shows kindness, not so much as one.” 13 “Their throat is an open grave; they have deceived with their tongues.” “Venom of asps is behind their lips.” 14 “And their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” 15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood.” 16 “Ruin and misery are in their ways, 17 and they have not known the way of peace.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

(Jeremiah 5:21) 21 “Hear this, you foolish and senseless people: They have eyes but cannot see; They have ears but cannot hear.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(2 Corinthians 4:3, 4) 3 If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, 4 among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.

(Romans 6:16) 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin leading to death or of obedience leading to righteousness?

(Proverbs 26:11, 12) 11 Like a dog that returns to its vomit, The stupid one repeats his foolishness. 12 Have you seen a man who thinks he is wise? There is more hope for someone stupid than for him.

(Romans 6:23) 23 For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin starts out as desire. Now desire is not always wrong. For example we desire to eat, drink water and to have a home to live in. It is when we start coveting things or start desiring wrong things like immoral sex, or have greed for money or power. The bible even warns gluttony is a sin in other words anything in excess can be a sin. If we are letting things consume our time to the point it is taking from our time to worship God then we have left our desire become sin by leaving it crowd God out of our lives. Sin can also cause this to occur. If we find something is crowding God out of our lives then we need to do all we can to correct it. The bible tells us all things are clean to the defiled and faithless. They declare they know God but the works they produce would show otherwise. So we will discus the works we are to produce. The bible tells us you would recognize the righteous and unrighteous by their fruits. We need to pay attention to our fruits and the fruits of those we associate with. Are we producing fruits that will give God glory or are we producing bad fruits.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(Isaiah 3:10, 11) 10 Tell the righteous that it will go well for them; They will be rewarded for what they do. 11 Woe to the wicked one! Disaster will befall him, For what his hands have done will be done to him!

(Proverbs 21:4)  4 Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart —The lamp that guides the wicked is sin.

(James 1:15) 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn sin, when it has been carried out, brings forth death.

(Titus 1:14-16) . . .. 15 All things are clean to clean people; but to those who are defiled and faithless, nothing is clean, for both their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16 They publicly declare that they know God, but they disown him by their works, because they are detestable and disobedient and not approved for good work of any sort.

(Matthew 7:15-20) . . .. 16 By their fruits you will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise, every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men.

(Galatians 5:19-21) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom.

Repenting is a daily thing as we take in God’s word it helps us identify areas we need to work on. This is why the bible says we need to continue renewing our minds , which means we need to take in God’s word daily. God would have his laws read frequently to Israel to deeply set them in their hearts and minds. If we start desiring the world and the things in the world it can draw us away from God and crowd his word out of our hearts and we will be prone to making bad decisions. Israel did this in the past and God said they were causing his good name to be smeared. By taking in his word daily and keeping it written on our hearts it will protect our decision making and help guide us through these troubled times. If we start being a part of the world we will start trying to please people instead of God. This can cause us to start becoming blind to sin and cause us to lose our desire to draw closer to God. We also need to take note of how we use our time. The bible tells us to use our time wisely. Is our time being used in a way that we will glorify God and draw closer to him or are we getting caught up in the fleshly things of the world?

(Matthew 4:17) 17 From that time on, Jesus began preaching and saying: “Repent, for the Kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.”

(Psalm 51:9-12) . . .And wipe away all my errors. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, And put within me a new spirit, a steadfast one. 11 Do not cast me out from your presence; And do not take your holy spirit away from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation; Stir within me a willingness to obey you.

(Mark 4:19) 19 but the anxieties of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches and the desires for everything else make inroads and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

(Romans 12:1, 2) 12 Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassions of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

3 If, however, you were raised up with the Christ, go on seeking the things above, where the Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Keep your minds fixed on the things above, not on the things on the earth.

(Matthew 6:25-27) 25 “On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? 26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? 27 Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span?

(James 4:7, 8) 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones.

(Ephesians 5:15-20) 15 So keep strict watch that how you walk is not as unwise but as wise persons, 16 making the best use of your time, because the days are wicked. 17 On this account stop being unreasonable, but keep perceiving what the will of Jehovah is. 18 Also, do not get drunk with wine, in which there is debauchery, but keep getting filled with spirit. 19 Speak to one another with psalms, praises to God, and spiritual songs, singing and accompanying yourselves with music in your hearts to Jehovah, 20 always giving thanks to our God and Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Galatians 1:10) 10 Is it, in fact, men I am now trying to persuade or God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I would not be Christ’s slave.

(Proverbs 3:6)  6 In all your ways take notice of him, And he will make your paths straight.

By being aware of our sinful nature and admitting we sin and not trying to justify our actions we can draw closer to God. In doing so we can truly know what love is because God is love. Many friendships and relationships end because people try and find many friends or get in relationships because they feel something is missing. They keep repeating this behavior and try filling by turning to the world what only God can fill. Jesus referred to it as a thirst and the waters of life . Wealth, material things, many friends, drinking alcohol, and any other things people pursue trying to fill that thirst will only leave them looking for more and never happy because the thirst can only be filled by putting our trust in Jesus and God and getting to know them better. This will also prevent us from being deceived and enslaved by another. Many are living in a spiritual famine now days. We have all the spiritual food in God’s word and have no need to experience excessive spiritual thirst or hunger. If we do not fill it with God’s word then we will try and fill it with the empty things of the world. By taking in God’s word and drawing closer to him we can find true peace and happiness.

(John 6:35-39) 35 Jesus said to them: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will not get hungry at all, and whoever exercises faith in me will never get thirsty at all. 36 But as I said to you, you have even seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All those whom the Father gives me will come to me, and I will never drive away the one who comes to me; 38 for I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39 This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, but that I should resurrect them on the last day.

(2 Peter 2:17-19) 17 These are waterless springs and mists driven by a violent storm, and the blackest darkness has been reserved for them. 18 They make high-sounding statements that are empty. By appealing to the desires of the flesh and with acts of brazen conduct, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error. 19 While they are promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for if anyone is overcome by someone, he is his slave.

(Amos 8:11) 11 ‘Look! The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, ‘When I will send a famine into the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But for hearing the words of Jehovah.

How do I recognize when myself or others are producing good fruits from their works? The bible tells us by the works and their fruit you would recognize who worships in truth. Some of these fruit we can read about in Galatians 5:19-22. It discusses the fruits of the flesh and the fruits of the spirit. If we are not producing the fruit of the spirit and are producing the fruit of the flesh such as having out burst of anger, or we find ourselves getting intoxicated then we are producing fruits of the flesh indicating we need to correct some of our behavior. But I am mainly going to talk about the works and fruits of the lips. We produce the fruit of the lips by telling others about God and Jesus and their amazing qualities and helping them to draw closer to God. So we need to ask ourselves is our words and actions getting others to repent and put their trust in God. By professing our faith to others and teaching them about God it helps to build our faith and we store up treasures in heaven. This also helps us to keep our eye focused on the things above and keep us from being drawn away from God.

The bible tells us not all claiming to to have faith will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but the one doing God’s will is who will enter. So faith alone is not adequate we also have to have works that show our faith. For example when someone is having hard times do we offer them scriptures to help comfort them. Do we offer them an ear so they have someone who will listen to them? Do we put the interest of others before our own as Jesus did. Do we tell others about our faith and help to build up their faith? Do our actions glorify God? Do we let our light shine before others by teaching them about God and by our actions are we showing we are not part of the world setting an example of faith for others? Are we teaching others about the love of God and are we inciting others to do fine works. If we do these things it will help keep our eyes on the things above, it will draw us closer to God and we will find true happiness.

(Hebrews 13:15, 16) 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name. 16 Moreover, do not forget to do good and to share what you have with others, for God is well-pleased with such sacrifices.

(Matthew 6:19-23) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is!

(James 2:14-17) 14 Of what benefit is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but he does not have works? That faith cannot save him, can it? 15 If any brothers or sisters are lacking clothing and enough food for the day, 16 yet one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but you do not give them what they need for their body, of what benefit is it? 17 So, too, faith by itself, without works, is dead.

(Matthew 7:21-23) 21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’

(Matthew 5:14-16) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city cannot be hid when located on a mountain. 15 People light a lamp and set it, not under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it shines on all those in the house. 16 Likewise, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heavens.

(Hebrews 10:23-25) . . .. 24 And let us consider one another so as to incite to love and fine works, 25 not forsaking our meeting together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you see the day drawing near.

How can we heal emotional scars?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

The bible tells us we must love God with our whole heart, our whole soul and whole mind. In doing so it will protect our hearts and our minds. I am going to discus how to deal with the emotional hurt we experience and how to overcome it and even avoid it. The first thing I will discuss is how to avoid it because if we do not avoid it we are asking to have a lot of emotional scars on our hearts which is a heavy burden to carry. Then I will discuss how we can heal those scars. We need to keep in mind we are imperfect also and others also will be hurt by us. We need to expect to be hurt because all fall short of God. We need to learn to deal with it in a way God would approve. We also need to learn how to avoid being hurt, how to avoid hurting others and how to overcome being hurt. Our refuge should be in God. We need to keep in mind we are temporary residents in this system and this system belongs to those who choose Satan’s side in matters by disobeying God and putting their trust in man, themselves, and the world. This is going to cause us many problems. God should be our refuge not the world. If we turn to the world to heal our hearts and minds we will usually end up with more emotional scars and pain. God cares for us and he does not like when we suffer.

(Mark 12:28-30) 28 One of the scribes who had come up and heard them disputing, knowing that he had answered them in a fine way, asked him: “Which commandment is first of all?” 29 Jesus answered: “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah, 30 and you must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind and with your whole strength.’

(Psalm 46:1-3) 46 God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.  2 That is why we will not fear, though the earth undergoes change, Though the mountains topple into the depths of the sea,  3 Though its waters roar and foam over, Though the mountains rock on account of its turbulence. (Selah)

(Psalm 34:18, 19) 18 Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit. ר [Resh] 19 Many are the hardships of the righteous one, But Jehovah rescues him from them all.

God did not tell us we would not suffer. He told us he would give us thoughts of peace. It also told us he would give us a future which gives us hope. That hope can help protect our minds and hearts.

(Jeremiah 29:11, 12) 11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope. 12 And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’

This system is rapidly winding down. The bible warned the gate is narrow and few would enter. So many would put their trust and faith in the world, man and themselves. Because of this their minds are corrupted. This means we will be dealing with a lot of emotional pain from the many things that come from mans rebellion against God and them putting their will over God’s. We will experience betrayal from lack of loyalty, we will be deceived which causes a lot of hurt and makes it difficult to trust others. If we hold on to the pain it can make us feel empty and disconnected from others. It can also effect us spiritually by crowding out our desire to draw closer to God. It is very important to do our best to avoid the negative effects of being hurt can have on us. We may even bring emotional pain on ourselves if we do not know what God requires and leave his word guide us.

We can limit how much we get hurt by putting God first in our lives and by associating with those who also put God first. We should let God guide all we do and those we associate with should also let God guide all we do. If we associate with those who do not put God first and show the fruits of the spirit or know love we are asking to be hurt. If someone puts money, power, material possessions, popularity, or many other things before God then we can surely expect to be hurt by them. They are not going to do what pleases God first but they will please themselves first. God would never want us to hurt others emotionally or physically. By knowing his will and what he requires we can avoid being hurt as much and avoid hurting others. The bible tells us to store up treasures in heaven. It warns where our our treasure is that is where our hearts will be. If we or those we associate with are not putting God first then we are bound to be let down and disappointed. By putting our trust and hope and happiness in God no one can take those away because we are storing up treasures in heaven. This trains our eye and heart to identify those who may cause us emotional pain or even spiritual harm. This can limit the pain we experience. If we dwell on the past then how can our eye and our heart stay focused on storing up treasures in heaven?

We will suffer because we are all imperfect and fall short of God. When we have been wronged or hurt we need to learn to forgive the person so we do not hold on to the anger, resentment and many other negative emotions that come from it. If they repent and do things to set their error straight we are to accept them back. If they refuse to repent, apologize and try to make things right then it would be foolish to continue to have them as a part of our lives because then we are asking to be hurt. When we have been hurt we should search God’s word on how to deal with it and how to avoid being hurt in such a way in the future. If we desire God to forgive us we must forgive others. If a person is truly repentant they will admit their error to you and God and will pray about it and we also are to pray for them. If they do not admit their error even if they are being nice it shows they have not repented and will most likely commit the same error in the future. If we continue to associate with them and have them as a part of our lives then we will only invite more hurt on ourselves. By forgiving others we are storing up treasures in heaven. Some sins are so severe that they leave scars that effect us the rest of our lives. In such instances it may be best to limit our contact with the person so we can move on but we still need to completely forgive them.


(Matthew 18:15-17) 15 “Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17 If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.

(Matthew 6:19-23) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is!

(James 5:16) 16 Therefore, openly confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. A righteous man’s supplication has a powerful effect.

We should never retaliate when we have been wronged. Jesus tells us if someone strikes us offer them the other cheek. He does not mean this literally but he is saying we will be struck emotionally and struck in others ways so we should expect it , especially if the person does not put God first. We need to forgive them from the heart the bible tells us. So we do not only need to forgive them mentally but we need to leave go of the hurt that was caused by their error even if they have not repented. We have to remember we are all accountable to God and even if it seems the person who wronged us escaped untouched they will have to face God on his great day of judgment and will be held accountable and have to pay for the things they have done. It is God who will give vengeance, we are imperfect humans so do not have a right to judge others. God is perfect so his justice is perfect. By forgiving them from the heart we let go of any desires to seek vengeance, and the anger or resentment that may come from being wronged. by putting God first we do not have excess expectations of others especially if they are not putting God first in their lives. By being aware of this fact we can expect to be hurt and can better deal with it in a way God would approve of. If we obsess on others errors and how they wronged us it could even blind us to our own errors and we could get caught up in a cycle of looking at the bad in others and not reflecting in the mirror of God’s word so we can work on perfecting our worship. It will also prevent us from being able to fully love because if our hearts are full of hurt, anger or resentment it does not leave room for love.

(James 1:22-25) 22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.

(Luke 6:27-30) 27 “But I say to you who are listening: Continue to love your enemies, to do good to those hating you, 28 to bless those cursing you, to pray for those who are insulting you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your outer garment, do not withhold the inner garment either. 30 Give to everyone asking you, and from the one taking your things away, do not ask them back.

(Mark 11:24, 25) . . .. 25 And when you stand praying, forgive whatever you have against anyone, so that your Father who is in the heavens may also forgive you your trespasses. . .

(Matthew 18:32-35) . . .. 33 Should you not also have shown mercy to your fellow slave as I showed mercy to you?’ 34 With that his master, provoked to wrath, handed him over to the jailers until he repaid all that he owed. 35 My heavenly Father will also deal with you in the same way if each of you does not forgive your brother from your heart.”

By putting our trust in God and Jesus and realizing we are all imperfect we learn to expect to be hurt sometimes and to let it go because we have the confidence that God and Jesus would never let us down , betray or hurt us. When we have been hurt by someone we care about we are to make them aware of their error. If they repent and apologize then we should forgive them they have proven they are a true friend. If they get angry then they have shown they do not have a desire to repent and will only hurt you more. If the person is a spiritual relative then we should talk to the elders and take at least two witnesses with us. If the person does not repent after we have taken the actions the bible tells us to then we are to view them as a worldly person. They have shown their true heart condition. I know it is hard to leave people go but it is for our own protection , such ones will only hurt you more and cause you more problems. By reflecting in the mirror of God’s word and doing the work God has given us to do the bible says we will be happy in the things we do. So by taking in God’s word and sharing it with others it will bring us happiness. Keep in mind our actions and others actions, if their actions show whether they know love or not. By knowing what God would require concerning love we need to learn what God’s view of love is and make sure those we associate with have a complete understanding of love.

There is a saying “actions speak louder then words” . If we only listen to a person’s words but do not pay attention to such things as do they put God’s first, do they know how to love the way God tells us to love? If we do not make certain of those things we are asking to be hurt because God gives us his word to guide and protect us. If we have been hurt because we did not make certain of these things we should take actions to make sure we know God’s word well enough to protect us from making such errors in the future. We need to hold ourselves accountable also and learn not to be blinded to such things in the future. Many will make excuses for someone when they continually error instead of speaking to them about their error. The bible tells us we are to speak to them about their error. If we do not then we can expect them to continue committing those errors. If they continue to follow the same course of conduct then they are of the world and we are to treat them likewise. We are to be no part of the world which means we should limit our association with them when possible.

(1 John 3:17, 18) . . .? 18 Little children, we should love, not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.

The earth is rapidly changing , things are going to become much worse. It will be more and more difficult to find family , friends and associations we can trust. By using God’s word to guide us it can help us to deal with the negative emotions that we will experience from the world. By putting God’s word in our hearts it will heal our hearts and our minds. We will endure trying times. The bible tells us in doing so we learn to find comfort in God and we do not seek comfort in ourselves. When we learn to seek comfort in God , we then can teach others how to seek comfort from God. If we turn to our own reasoning or the world for answers to our pain then we could be drawn into sin and suffer as a sinner. If we do that what hope would we have?

(2 Corinthians 1:3-7) 3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God. 5 For just as the sufferings for the Christ abound in us, so the comfort we receive through the Christ also abounds. 6 Now if we face trials, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are being comforted, it is for your comfort, which acts to help you to endure the same sufferings that we also suffer. 7 And our hope for you is unwavering, knowing as we do that just as you share in the sufferings, so you will also share in the comfort.

(1 Peter 4:15-17) 15 However, let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or a wrongdoer or a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 But if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but let him keep on glorifying God while bearing this name. 17 For it is the appointed time for the judgment to start with the house of God. Now if it starts first with us, what will the outcome be for those who are not obedient to the good news of God?

Some of our pain may be from sin we have committed. As discussed earlier we should confess our sin . Study God’s word to help us overcome it and do our best to set matters straight. Sometimes our sin can cause changes that will permanently alter our life and the lives of others making it impossible to try and correct the problems our sin has caused. If this occurs we need to repent, pray to God that those we have effected will heal and pray for God to help us overcome our sinful nature. Many struggle to get the life back they formerly had when they have sinned. This will not occur. We need to accept our life has changed. If it was someone else sin that has changed our lives , we must except that things have changed for us. By putting our trust and hope in God it will make it easier to deal with the changes and the emotional pain. If it was our error that caused the pain we should not continue in sin we should do our best to correct the actions that brought about the self inflicted pain. If we continue in sin when we know it is wrong the bible tells us there is no forgiveness. The things in this system are temporary. Why would we put our trust in things that will end soon when we have the hope God has given us in the future promises? How empty someone must feel if they have forfeited their future hope just to indulge in sin? The bible says those who are sinful in the least are sinful in the most. This is because one little sin can open the door for many more. The bible tells us those who continue to practice sin are of the Devil. Surely we would not want to choose his side in this spiritual battle, he and those who sided with him will be destroyed. What hope do such ones have? If we are sinning we should confess our sin and repent so we can be shown mercy. We are going to suffer no matter what, because we are in the last days. Why forfeit our hope in the promises God has given us?

(Hebrews 10:26-29) 26 For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, 27 but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition. 28 Anyone who has disregarded the Law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of two or three. 29 How much greater punishment do you think a person will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God and who has regarded as of ordinary value the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt?

(1 John 3:6-8) . . .. 7 Little children, let no one mislead you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as that one is righteous. 8 The one who practices sin originates with the Devil, because the Devil has been sinning from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, to break up the works of the Devil.

(Proverbs 28:13) 13 The one covering over his transgressions will not succeed, But whoever confesses and abandons them will be shown mercy.

(Luke 16:9-13) . . .. 10 The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. 11 Therefore, if you have not proved yourselves faithful in connection with the unrighteous riches, who will entrust you with what is true? 12 And if you have not proved yourselves faithful in connection with what belongs to another, who will give you something for yourselves? 13 No servant can be a slave to two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves to God and to Riches.”

Whether it was our sin or someone else that caused us pain we need to learn to look forward and not look back. If we continue to look back we cannot move forward spiritually or in life. We have to accept our life has changed and dwell on what God would want us to do. By looking forward it will keep fresh in our minds that we are in a spiritual race and Satan and the world is trying to overtake us so we will not receive the prize. By moving forward we can keep focused on the race and the prize that will be received by those who win the race. In order to win the race we need to read God’s word and meditate on it daily. In doing so we have the hope in the salvation God has promised. If we suffered hurt from someone else sin we should not look back at what we may have lost or how we have been hurt. This will prevent us from moving forward. When driving a car if we only looked in the rear view mirror we would surely crash because we cannot see the road ahead of us. Likewise if we continue looking to the past then we cannot see the spiritual road and life ahead of us. People of the world easily tire out when they suffer but those who put their trust and faith in God are renewed daily.

Sometimes if our lives have changed enough it may be necessary to move. When our lives have already been dramatically changed it may be difficult to imagine starting a new life. Often times it is difficult for others to forgive us even if we have repented and it is difficult to prove to them you have repented , which means it would be difficult to regain their trust. If we were sinned against and the person is unrepentant and we are living close to them then we would have the constant reminder of the past and how your life has been changed meaning we could not focus on moving forward. If it was a spouse who sinned against us and the sin was serious enough to result in divorce and we are living in the same house. It could be a constant reminder of how your life has changed and could keep us from moving forward. If we are unable to move maybe we could make some changes in our lives by finding new friends who would build us up spiritually and not draw our short comings out. If we cannot move we could make changes to the house so it will be different helping to reduce the constant reminders of how life used to be. We must do our best to put God first, and to stay focused on the future hope God has given us. If we do not put God first in our lives we cannot heal from the pain we experience in life. Healing from emotional pain means we need to focus on healing spiritually. Without putting God first we will not fully heal from the pain and we risk experiencing more emotional pain and scars. By putting God first and putting our trust and hope in him it helps us to continue to look forward and to leave go of the pain of the past. We have the hope in the future promise and a security in knowing things will be much much better very soon. We need to forgive as God forgives us in order to move on and heal from any emotional scars we have experienced. If it was our own sin that caused the pain and we have repented then we need to forgive ourselves.

(1 Corinthians 9:24-27) 24 Do you not know that the runners in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. 25 Now everyone competing in a contest exercises self-control in all things. Of course, they do it to receive a crown that can perish, but we, one that does not perish. 26 Therefore, the way I am running is not aimlessly; the way I am aiming my blows is so as not to be striking the air; 27 but I pummel my body and lead it as a slave, so that after I have preached to others, I myself should not become disapproved somehow.

(Joshua 1:7-9) 7 “Only be courageous and very strong, and observe carefully the entire Law that Moses my servant commanded you. Do not deviate from it either to the right or to the left, so that you may act wisely wherever you go. 8 This book of the Law should not depart from your mouth, and you must read it in an undertone day and night, in order to observe carefully all that is written in it; for then your way will be successful and then you will act wisely. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and strong. Do not be struck with terror or fear, for Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go.”

(Hebrews 2:1-3) 2 That is why it is necessary for us to pay more than the usual attention to the things we have heard, so that we never drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved to be sure, and every transgression and disobedient act received a punishment in harmony with justice, 3 how will we escape if we have neglected so great a salvation? For it began to be spoken through our Lord and was verified for us by those who heard him,

(Isaiah 43:18, 19) 18 “Do not remember the former things, And do not dwell on the past. 19 Look! I am doing something new; Even now it is springing up. Do you not recognize it? I will make a way through the wilderness And rivers through the desert.

(Mark 10:28-31) . . .” 29 Jesus said: “Truly I say to you, no one has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for my sake and for the sake of the good news 30 who will not get 100 times more now in this period of time—houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and fields, with persecutions—and in the coming system of things, everlasting life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

(Isaiah 40:29-31) 29 He gives power to the tired one And full might to those lacking strength. 30 Boys will tire out and grow weary, And young men will stumble and fall, 31 But those hoping in Jehovah will regain power. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; They will walk and not tire out.”

(Romans 15:13) 13 May the God who gives hope fill you with all joy and peace by your trusting in him, so that you may abound in hope with power of holy spirit.

Finding true security in such trying times.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

We are living in times where things seem uncertain , our live can rapidly change, man has become so corrupt it is difficult to know what is right and what is wrong. The lines between what is right and what is wrong have become so skewed that most do not know what the right thing to do is. I am going to discuss how we can be more sure of things and know what God would require of us. In doing so this will give us a security and peace that many do not know. They live in constant anxiety and confusion because of the things that are happening in the world now. I will also discuss how this will protect our mental abilities.

Being insecure means we lack trust in something or someone. We are living in the final moments of this system. We were warned how false religion would corrupt man. This is going to cause sin to be rampant and the results of those sins many will be harmed emotionally, physically and may even struggle to survive. This can lead to many insecurities. We can avoid being insecure if we put our trust in God instead of ourselves, man or the world. The bible warned us the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. We know this is true because when Satan tried to temp Jesus he offered him all the kingdoms of the earth. Jesus did not contest that those kingdoms where in the power of Satan. Jesus himself called Satan the ruler of this world. So if we put our trust in the world we are putting our trust in the wicked one. Satan is the inventor of the lie so putting our trust in the world would be putting our trust in a lie since the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. It is very difficult to know what to expect when putting trust in a lie, this can cause many insecurities.

God does not change, cannot lie and all the promises he has made he fulfilled so we can be certain of the things he promises us. Not only that if we write his word on our hearts it protects our minds because we get the security and confidence that comes with being certain of the decisions we make when we know what God’s will is and do his will instead of that of our will , or the will of the world or man. We are all imperfect humans, God is perfect so if we rely on his word to guide us instead of ourselves or others then we can be certain we are making the correct decisions. In doing so it gives us a certain confidence. God is merciful and forgiving. Man tends to show very little mercy and tends to hold error against us even if we have repented. They will constantly throw your error in you face and remind you of your error. Something we are told not to do. There is a security that comes with knowing we have such a loving and forgiving God.

How can we find security in our worship of God with false teaching prophesied to be rampant and religion being corrupted? How do we know whether we are worshiping in truth? True worship will bring security because we will be certain of our decisions because we will know what God’s will is and know what he would want us to do. If we look at our fruits and the fruits of those we worship with or associate with , we will know whether we ourselves and others are worshiping in truth. The bible tells us by looking at person’s fruits those worshiping in truth would be recognized. So if we know what fruits we and others produce we can identify true worship and whether we are worshiping in truth.

What are these fruits? One such fruit would be the fruit of the lips. Those who worship in truth would have such a deep love and faith in God that they would be driven to teach others about God and Jesus. Sacrifice of the lips which means telling others about God , Jesus and the heavenly kingdom so they can have hope, as things become more confusing and gloomy. Those who do not worship in truth are insecure and full of anxieties and fears. The mess man has made only God can fix. By putting their hope in God and and trusting Jesus who God has sat on the throne, to set matters straight we will produce good fruits because by sharing God’s word with others we can offer them hope and show them how to enter the narrow gate which means we imitate Jesus in every way. So if ourselves or another person gets others to put their trust and faith in God instead of man or the world they are producing the fruits of the lips. Not only that but those who produce the fruit of the lips do so with a thankful heart even when suffering trials or tribulation because they have confidence that God will fulfill the promises he made of bringing death to nothing and of restoring the earth to the paradise it was meant to be. Their actions and words even when being tried show because they are thankful for the hope God has given them and the security that comes with it. Many take things for granted, never thinking about the fact the bible warns this system and the things in it will be done away with soon including world governments. Those who may have a form of Godly devotion but put more trust in the world, themselves or God will not be thankful for the future hope God has given us and will betray one another even now as things get more distressing they are starting to betray each other. By knowing whether we are worshiping in truth and those we worship or associate with are worshiping in truth we can be more sure that we will not be betrayed by those we associate with. So if we, or those we associate with are are leading others to put their faith and trust in God and they are thankful and praise God even when being tried then good fruits are being produced. If we do not tell others about God how could they learn to trust him and what hope would they have with all the things that are happening in the world? Someone had to teach us would it not be the right thing, for us to also produce fruit by giving others hope in such dire times?

Another fruit that would be produced is peace. We are told in the bible the result of true righteousness would be peace. But how can this be so if the bible tells us the world will hate and persecute those who follow Jesus and worship in truth? When persecuted, or as we see the morals of the world and the ruining of the earth occur we get an inner peace knowing we produced fruits of the lips and those doing the things they are doing had a chance to draw closer to God and Jesus. We get an inner peace that comes from trusting God and Jesus because we know things will be better when God fulfills the future promises. Many fear death but by putting our trust in God we have the inner peace knowing even death does not have a hold on us because there will be a resurrection when the final enemy death has been destroyed. With all the indecisiveness in the world many do not know what is right and what is wrong. Trained mental experts often times have opinions that differ from the bibles. If we put our trust in God instead of man we get an inner peace knowing we are doing what is right. So the peaceful conditions we sow God’s word in will be an inner peace which is developed by producing the fruits of the lips. When we are hated or persecuted for our faith, and our trust in God we get an inner peace knowing the persecution, and trials are a sign we are no part of the world and God is with us. Jesus said the student is no better then the teacher, if the world hated him it will hate you. When persecuted or suffering trials and tribulation because of our obedience to God , we get an inner peace knowing we are entering through the narrow gate which means we are doing our best to imitate Jesus and we are entering the narrow gate and not taking the road to destruction. When Jesus said he gives us peace but not in the way the world gives it what did he mean. Reading the text in Philippians can help us better understand the peace Jesus was referring to. (Philippians 4:4-7 4 Always rejoice in the Lord. Again I will say, Rejoice! 5 Let your reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.) As you can see the peace is an inner peace that protects our hearts and minds and prevents us from experiencing the anxieties that others will experience who chose not to draw closer to God and Jesus. So those who are producing fruit will have an inner peace and will not get overly anxious. We will become anxious at times but eventually the inner peace takes over from our faith and it will protect our hearts and our minds. So those producing fruit of peace will make better decisions because their hearts and minds will be protected.

Those producing fruit in righteousness will be blessed with the holy spirit and produce fruits of the spirit and not fruit of the flesh. (Galatians 5:19-24) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom. 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires.) If someone is producing fruit of the flesh they will have fits of anger, they will show hostility, jealousy, the will be attached to the physical things of the world which is a form of idolatry. The bible warns those who practice such things will not inherit God’s kingdom. If we or those we worship with are producing fruits of the flesh we should do our best to overcome them and to show those we associate with they are not doing what God would require. If they do not respond in a positive way then we know they are part of the world. If they respond by correcting their error then we can be sure they are doing their best to do God’s will. Strife mentioned in the bible refers to bitter conflict or violent dissension. So those reaping fruit of the flesh would be unreasonable, not agreeable to anything, they would often times be combative and have violent outburst. If we see ourselves or others producing such fruit then it indicates we need to focus more on the things unseen because we are to worship in spirit because God is a spirit person. If we are producing the fruit of the spirit it will give us security knowing we have been blessed by God and he is with us no matter what we have to endure. When we are blessed by the holy spirit we become more patient with others which prevents us from wanting to have conflicts and impose our will on them. We learn to love like Jesus and God loved which means we learn to forgive even our enemies. Those producing fruits of the spirit will have self-control, meaning they will not give in to their short comings. Knowing we and those we associate with have mastered self control and will not draw us into sin or put us in a bad situation because of sin or bad decisions gives us a security because we know what to expect from them and know they will have no hidden motives for the things they do. This is why it is very important to make sure we and those we associate with are producing the fruits of the spirit. We can get a certain security because it will make it clear who we can trust and who we cannot when we pay attention to their fruits. This also gives us security that we most likely would not be betrayed by those we choose to be close to. Next I will discuss love because it is a fruit of the spirit.

Lets take a look at what the bible tells us love is. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.) . God is love and Jesus perfectly reflected God’s image. Jesus knew God was going to hand him the heavenly kingdom over to him and he still did not view himself as superior to others and did not get prideful about the position he was going to be given. Jesus remained humble and continued to serve others. He set an example for us by washing the disciples feet which was something a servant would do. So to know love we need to get rid of any false pride we may have and be humble as Jesus was. If someone is prideful then we should see it is a sign they may not know love. The bible says if we love we do not behave indecently. This means we dress appropriately, we act appropriately, we do our best not to offend others, though that is a little difficult now days with few truly knowing what God requires they become easily offended. We do not gossip or say things we should not say. We should not flirt excessively especially if we are married. We should not use vulgar language. If someone shows such behavior then they do not know love because Jesus never acted indecently. If someone we associate with displays such behavior we should be cautious they are a bad association. Love bares all things which means it is patient. We all are imperfect, we should not be unreasonable with our expectations of others. Keep in mind people have to deal with our short comings also, so should we not do the same for them as they grow and draw closer to God? The bible tells us love does not hold account of injury. Jesus did not hold grudges, not even against his enemies. He told us we must forgive those who trespass against us. Imagine if someone wronged us and some day God touched their heart and was calling them to him. If we reacted in a way God would not want us to react we could hinder them drawing closer to God. This is why Jesus told us to forgive our enemies. By showing mercy and being forgiving we are setting an example for others and may possibly through our behavior get them to draw closer to God and Jesus. Holding onto anger and feeling resentment can negatively impact our hearts, our minds and our health. By learning to forgive and show mercy even to our enemies we protect our minds, our hearts and our health. By forgiving others we have the security knowing we have done our best and have conquered the evil with the good. If a person chooses to remain our enemy even when we are kind to them and have forgiven them we can be secure knowing God will judge them and they have piled fiery coals on their own heads. They will have to face judgment from God. The bible tells us we will be judged as we judge others. The bible warns do not judge or we will be judged as we judge others. If we freely forgive then God freely forgives us to the degree we are willing to forgive others. This can give us a security knowing by us showing mercy by being forgiving God will show us mercy and forgive us for our errors. If a person holds onto grudges and does not forgive but reminds people of their errors then we know they do not know love and we should be cautious. This is what causes many conflicts now days people do not forgive others and constantly hold peoples errors against them even if they have repented. By freely forgiving others we prevent the conflict that is so prevalent in others now days. The bible tells us love is the perfect bond of unity so by knowing fully what love is and knowing how to identify it in others we learn to trust them and even ourselves which gives a unity and oneness of mind lacking in the world today. By knowing love we will not become overconfident and view ourselves as being superior to others. It will help us remain united in oneness of mind and thought. (Philippians 2:1-4) 2 If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any spiritual fellowship, if any tender affection and compassion, 2 make my joy full by being of the same mind and having the same love, being completely united, having the one thought in mind. 3 Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility consider others superior to you, 4 as you look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others.) There is such an emptiness in the way the world views love now days. We can gain a certain security when we learn to identify love in the biblical sense and know those we associate with are showing love. The oneness of mind and heart gives us security from knowing we can trust and rely on the ones we associate with when they have proven they know love.

The bible tells us love covers a multitude of sins. This is because when we learn love we do our best to imitate Jesus and the love he showed which drives us to overcome our short comings and repent and draw closer to God. In doing so we have his protection. The bible tells us no weapon forged against us would succeed when we put our trust and faith in God. Death is often times used as a weapon to cause fear and get people to disobey God. Even that weapon will not succeed because the bible tells us even death cannot separate us from the love of God and the love of Jesus. If we are faithful and loyal even if we face death then we can be sure God will remember the things we have done in serving him and will remember us in the day of resurrection. Which means even death will not succeed at deterring us from putting our faith and trust in God and Jesus. We can gain a security knowing no matter what happens to us or whatever man does to us God can undo and desires to bless us.

Those who make it through the great tribulation will live on the new earth. In that system the bible tells us even, before they call out God will answer and before they are done praying he will hear. We can gain security in knowing the new earth will be here soon and there will be no more suffering, no more violence, pain , sickness , death, and corruption. Things happening in the world can be overwhelming and can take the security from us. If we focus on the spiritual things and trust God and Jesus it protects us from being overwhelmed and consumed by all the bad happening. . All these things will be gone soon. What security is there in knowing all governments, wealth, many of the people and organizations people put their trust in will be gone soon. The heavenly kingdom will rule over the earth and will not end. So many are living in fear and full of anxiety because of the uncertain times we are living in. If we put our trust in God and Jesus and keep our eyes focus on the things unseen then we gain a security knowing there is a better future for us and others, that is very very near. Many live in fear of losing their material possessions or their wealth. Many live in fear of death or fear of losing loved ones in death. Those who know God and have faith in him know that God will greatly reward them for their love , loyalty and faith in him in the new system and they will see their loved ones during the resurrection. They experience a security that brings an inner peace that most in the world do not know.

1 John 5:18We know that everyone who has been born from God does not practice sin, but the one born from God watches him, and the wicked one cannot take hold of him. 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. 20 But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting. 21 Little children, guard yourselves from idols.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power; and from these turn away. 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

(Jude 17-23) 17 As for you, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to you: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, following their own desires for ungodly things.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, animalistic men, not having spirituality. 20 But you, beloved ones, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, and pray with holy spirit, 21 in order to keep yourselves in God’s love, while you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view. 22 Also, continue showing mercy to some who have doubts; 23 save them by snatching them out of the fire. But continue showing mercy to others, doing so with fear, while you hate even the garment that has been stained by the flesh.

(Luke 4:6) Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

(John 12:31) Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

(James 1:5-8) 5 So if any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep asking God, for he gives generously to all and without reproaching, and it will be given him. 6 But let him keep asking in faith, not doubting at all, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and blown about. 7 In fact, that man should not expect to receive anything from Jehovah; 8 he is an indecisive man, unsteady in all his ways.

(James 4:7, 8) 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. . . .

(Hebrews 6:17, 18) 17 In this same way, when God decided to demonstrate more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 in order that through two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to the refuge may have strong encouragement to take firm hold of the hope set before us.

(Isaiah 55:10, 11) For just as the rain and the snow pour down from heaven And do not return there until they saturate the earth, making it produce and sprout, Giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 So my word that goes out of my mouth will be. It will not return to me without results, But it will certainly accomplish whatever is my delight, And it will have sure success in what I send it to do.

(Habakkuk 1:11, 12) . . .Because they credit their power to their god.” 12 Are you not from everlasting, O Jehovah? O my God, my Holy One, you do not die. O Jehovah, you appointed them to execute judgment; My Rock, you established them for punishment.

(Matthew 7:18-20) 18 A good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits you will recognize those men.

(Hebrews 13:14-16) . . .. 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name. 16 Moreover, do not forget to do good and to share what you have with others, for God is well-pleased with such sacrifices.

(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) 16 Always be rejoicing. 17 Pray constantly. 18 Give thanks for everything. This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

(James 3:17, 18) 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, not hypocritical. 18 Moreover, the fruit of righteousness is sown in peaceful conditions for those who are making peace.

(Isaiah 32:16, 17) . . .And righteousness will dwell in the orchard. 17 The result of true righteousness will be peace, And the fruitage of true righteousness will be lasting tranquility and security.

(John 15:17-20) 17 “These things I command you, that you love one another. 18 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, for this reason the world hates you. 20 Keep in mind the word I said to you: A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have observed my word, they will also observe yours.

(Matthew 7:13, 14) 13 “Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14 whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it.

(John 14:27) 27 I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give it to you the way that the world gives it. Do not let your hearts be troubled nor let them shrink out of fear. . .

(John 4:23, 24) 23 Nevertheless, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for indeed, the Father is looking for ones like these to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit, and those worshipping him must worship with spirit and truth.”

(Galatians 5:19-24) 19 Now the works of the flesh are plainly seen, and they are sexual immorality, uncleanness, brazen conduct, 20 idolatry, spiritism, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, dissensions, divisions, sects, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and things like these. I am forewarning you about these things, the same way I already warned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s Kingdom. 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires.

(John 13:3-11) 3 So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the evening meal and laid aside his outer garments. And taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. 5 After that he put water into a basin and started to wash the feet of the disciples and to dry them off with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him: “Lord, are you washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him: “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these things.” 8 Peter said to him: “You will certainly never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him: “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him: “Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him: “Whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed, but is completely clean. And you men are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For he knew the man who was betraying him. This is why he said: “Not all of you are clean.”

(Proverbs 25:21, 22) 21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; If he is thirsty, give him water to drink, 22 For you will be heaping burning coals on his head, And Jehovah will reward you.

(Romans 12:18-21) . . .. 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ says Jehovah.” 20 But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals on his head.” 21 Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good.

(Matthew 7:1-5) 7 “Stop judging that you may not be judged; 2 for with the judgment you are judging, you will be judged, and with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you. 3 Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye but do not notice the rafter in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to remove the straw from your eye,’ when look! a rafter is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the straw from your brother’s eye.

(1 Peter 4:7, 8) . . .. 8 Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

(Proverbs 10:12) Hatred is what stirs up contentions, But love covers over all transgressions.

(Proverbs 17:9) Whoever forgives a transgression seeks love, But the one who keeps harping on a matter separates close friends.

(Isaiah 54:17) 17 No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah.

(Isaiah 41:10-12) 10 Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.’ 11 Look! All those getting enraged against you will be put to shame and humiliated. Those who fight with you will be brought to nothing and perish. 12 You will search for men who struggle with you, but you will not find them; The men at war with you will become as something nonexistent, as nothing at all.

(Hebrews 6:9-12) 9 But in your case, beloved ones, we are convinced of better things, things related to salvation, even though we are speaking in this way. 10 For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones. 11 But we desire each one of you to show the same industriousness so as to have the full assurance of the hope down to the end, 12 so that you may not become sluggish, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

(Romans 8:35-39) 35 Who will separate us from the love of the Christ? Will tribulation or distress or persecution or hunger or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 Just as it is written: “For your sake we are being put to death all day long; we have been accounted as sheep for slaughtering.” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) 24 Next, the end, when he hands over the Kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Acts 24:15) 15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

(Isaiah 65:17-25) 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart. 18 So exult and be joyful forever in what I am creating. For look! I am creating Jerusalem a cause for joy And her people a cause for exultation. 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.” 20 “No more will there be an infant from that place who lives but a few days, Nor an old man who fails to live out his days. For anyone who dies at a hundred will be considered a mere boy, And the sinner will be cursed, even though he is a hundred years of age. 21 They will build houses and live in them, And they will plant vineyards and eat their fruitage. 22 They will not build for someone else to inhabit, Nor will they plant for others to eat. For the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. 23 They will not toil for nothing, Nor will they bear children for distress, Because they are the offspring made up of those blessed by Jehovah, And their descendants with them. 24 Even before they call out, I will answer; While they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together, The lion will eat straw just like the bull, And the serpent’s food will be dust. They will do no harm nor cause any ruin in all my holy mountain,” says Jehovah.

Learning to overcome indecisiveness.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Being indecisive could cost us our lives and even result in our destruction. I am going to discuss the causes of indecisiveness and how to overcome them. I am also going to discus how this will protect and guide us.

Being double minded means we are indecisive. This occurs when we are still holding onto sin, holding on to the world, putting our trust in man or ourselves. The book of James says such a person is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and blown about. Waves go in the direction that the wind is blowing. Those who do not fully trust God’s word and let it guide them are indecisive. The bible tells the ones who are indecisive to purify their heart. So if we are hanging onto sin it can make us like a wave on the sea. As we take in God’s word and apply it and make the changes needed we become more decisive.

If there is a friend who is indecisive we need to be cautious it means they still have some spiritual growth do do. When they may be struggling with a decision we could show them God’s word. How they react and the fruits they produce shows if they truly love God. If they do not apply God’s word and let it guide all they do then we should be cautious when we associate with them. Associating with a double minded person can bring a lot of problems on ourselves, hurt , frustration and maybe even anger when they make bad decisions. It is very difficult but if they refuse to change the bible tells us we are to hand them over to Satan so they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme. When we sin there are consequences. Our quality of friends becomes worse and worse because we are not trust worthy. Our morals will decline more and more because once you cross one line it becomes easier to cross others. This results in bringing a lot of sadness, pain, and many other things on ourselves and others. Some learn from the hardships they experience from their sins and repent and turn back to God. We are to welcome them back when they have truly repented. Keep in mind they may be feeling a lot of guilt and feel unworthy of God so we need to be compassionate with them. In Luke chapter 15 Jesus gave the illustration of a son who squandered all he had on sinful things. His suffering made him realize his error and he repented. His father was happy to welcome him back.

The bible tells us to keep our eyes on the things unseen and not the things seen. The bible warns the one sowing with a view to the flesh will reap corruption. If we put our trust in ourselves, in man , or put our happiness in the world, we are sowing with a view to the flesh. If we keep our hope and eyes on the things unseen such as God’s amazing qualities, his future promises, have faith in God and trusting jesus as our king that God seated on the heavenly throne and the amazing and wonderful things the heavenly kingdom will bring about very soon, it protects us and helps us keep our eyes on the things unseen instead of the things seen. If we try and do both then we are double minded and indecisive. This only adds stress to our lives. Stress cannot be avoided but by knowing what God would want us to do will dramatically reduce the stress and make things go much more smoothly even if we error God’s word guides us and tells us what we need to do to draw closer to him.

There is a certain security that comes from letting God’s word guide us, there is no one wiser or more powerful. Thousands of years of mans knowledge does not add up to an iota of the knowledge God has. No matter how much schooling a person has on the human mind, human behavior or even things involving problem solving , God’s word should be taken over the advice of any human. He created us so no one knows us better then he does.

Very soon some things will occur and if we do not know what God would want us to do and we are indecisive it could cost us our lives and could even result in our destruction. By writing God’s word on our hearts and fearing God over man we know when to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no. Even if doing what God would want us to do could cost our life we were bound to die anyways and by being obedient we have the hope in the resurrection. What hope do those who put their trust in the world and fleshly things have. These things will all be gone soon. Since their identities and foundation of their hope was with things of the world and not with God they will be destroyed so will have no hope in the resurrection of the righteous. The bible tells us they receive their reward now. The bible tells us even death cannot separate us from God and Jesus love.

There are many who put on a show like they have faith. They do it to promote themselves and to gain a reputation. We are told to not make a show of our worship and to not make a show by praying in public. We are to pray in private. If we follow such ones we could fall into the same trap. We are to view others as being superior to ourselves. If we are putting on a show, we are trying to show we are spiritually superior, so we are working for mans glory not God’s. We are to imitate Jesus humility. Putting on a show of our worship is serving man not God. We are told in the things we do we should work at it whole-souled for Jehovah God and not for man. We are told to do all things for God’s glory so all our actions should bring glory to God’s name. By doing all things for God’s glory it prevents us from stumbling others. By not imitating those who give man glory, and by giving God glory we are showing God we are being not part of the world and this can prevent us from stumbling others. Also if someone is indecisive by setting the example and remaining faithful and loyal to God we set an example and can help them learn to trust God and overcome their indecisiveness.

Man has had thousands of years to rule ourselves. Things are only getting worse. We have tried every from of Government, made many scientific advances, created weapons that could destroy the whole earth, fought many wars and nothing man has done has brought the peace security, nothing man has done has gotten rid of illness, death, suffering and poverty. We are going to suffer in this system no matter what. Why add to our suffering by being indecisive? By knowing what God would require we do not have the stress that comes with being indecisive and the stress that comes from making wrong decisions. Not only that but if we are indecisive our quality of friends will become poorer and poorer. Very soon who our friends are can determine whether we make it through the great tribulation or whether we die during the great tribulation. If we or our friends are indecisive it could cost not only our lives but others their lives. Those who are indecisive or make decisions based on the worlds wisdom will not fair well when this system collapses. The bible tells us many will make it through the great tribulation. Surely we would want to write God’s word on our hearts so we are not indecisive and possibly be among those who make it through the great tribulation.

Fear of man can make us indecisive whether the fear is from peer pressure which can draw us into traps or whether it is fear of man it can make us indecisive. The bible tells us no weapon formed against those who obey God will succeed. But wait didn’t I say some would die? Yes but if they die being loyal and faithful they have won and God will remember them during the resurrection and they will never taste death again. Many live in fear that the world will be destroyed by man or by a meteor or some other catastrophe. The bible assures us the earth will endure forever and the righteous will dwell forever upon it. The bible also assures us God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth. So we have no need to fear anything man will do to the earth or to us. There is nothing man can do that God cannot undo. There is no weapon they can forge against us that can succeed because nothing is as powerful as God not even a nuclear weapon. He has sent his angels to protect people in the past, the bible tells us legions of angels are at Jesus command. So those he protects will not suffer harm. By not being afraid and fearing God more then man or the world it helps protect us from being indecisive.

Very soon they will try to require us to bow to the beast which is the United Nations and it’s allies. If we are indecisive we can be easily tricked into submitting to the will of the beast instead of doing God’s will. Those who bow to the beast will be destroyed. By having complete faith in God and Jesus it can protect us and not let us be tricked into bowing down to the beast and being destroyed along with those who have bowed to the best. Those who submit to the beast instead of God will not have their name written in the book of life meaning they will be destroyed there will be no resurrection for them. So it is very important we overcome any fears we have so we are not indecisive and it result in our death and possible destruction.

The bible tells us to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no, especially if it concerns making promises to God. We are living in the last days, things can occur that may make it so we cannot fulfill the promises we have made. This would ruin our reputation and peoples trust in us. Does this mean we should not take an oath? Under certain circumstance for example when in a court we may have to take an oath indicating we intend to tell the truth. Jesus was put under oath when being tried. There are those who make many promises to put on an appearance of being kind, these ones go out of their way to make promises. Sometimes it is to lure someone in to trusting them. That is why we need to be cautious of those who make many promises. The bible says let our yes mean yes and our no mean no, anything beyond these are from the wicked one. So by being aware of those making many promises and by not being overly eager to make promises it can prevent excess stress and our leaving others down. This helps protect us from being indecisive. It is very easy to get spread thin now days with the way things are going in the world now days the added stress of making promises can put an excess burden on our thinking abilities and cause us to be indecisive. If we make promises we cannot keep then we have not fulfilled our oath, the bible tells us if you give your word you keep it. So by not making promises we do not risk disobeying God if we cannot keep our promise. Sometimes a person may not be the person they appear they will make promises so they can get you to feel indebted to them and hopes they can take advantage of you in some way. This is why we should be cautious of those who are eager to make many promises because the bible warned things like that are from the wicked one. By knowing when we should and should not make a promise or when we should or should not accept a promise will protect us in many ways.

By being indecisive we show we are still in a sinful state and we show we still lack faith. In areas we find ourselves to be indecisive we need to study God’s word to determine what he would want us to do. We should build our faith in areas we are weak and if we find a short coming has been exposed causing our indecisiveness we need to do our best to study God’s word on how to overcome it and apply it and let it guide us. Once we have had a short coming exposed we should remain aware of it so we can avoid situations that could draw it out and cause us to fall short. This could cause us to become indecisive and lead down a path of more sin caused by the indecisiveness of the first sin. The bible tells us God’s word is a light for my path. We are living in dark times. Leaving God’s word be the light for our path’s can help guide us through the mess man has made. Many will walk through the great tribulation and never taste death. Jesus said he is the light of the world. (John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life.”) If we do our best to imitate Jesus then then the light of life will shine for us protecting us from this wicked system of things. We may suffer but we have the hope in the future promises and God’s word to help guide us through our trials and tribulation. This is why the bible tells us it is better to suffer as a righteous person rather then and unrighteous person. If we suffer because of our faith and loyalty to God , we need to remember Jesus suffered also. God rewarded him by seating him on the throne in the heavenly kingdom. We can be certain if we suffer as righteous then we will be rewarded by God. This also protects us from the world because we know the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Suffering as unrighteous not only can result in our destruction but it can also bring more suffering and confusion on ourselves. Satan has heavily influenced the world and we need God’s word to light the path for us so we can navigate through this wicked system and receive the prize. The wicked system will be gone soon and things will be much much better because the wicked system and many of the things in it will be gone and all the suffering that comes with it will be gone. We just need to hang on a little longer. We need to do our best to overcome areas where we may be indecisive. This will protect our thinking abilities and also give us a confidence others do not have because of their indecisiveness.

Many feel empty in life. They will do many worldly things pursuing happiness but it always ends up being a short term form of happiness. God created a thirst in us , Jesus provide the water of life by telling us how to fulfill that thirst. If we put trust in our happiness in ourselves, in the world or people then we will always fill empty and the thirst will never be filled. This can effect many areas of our life because if we do not fully trust God and fully listen to Jesus and try to imitate him then we can never fill that thirst and it also prevents us from being able to love others the way Jesus and God loves. Our love cannot be complete and neither can our happiness if the main source of our happiness is in the world. This is why many are so indecisive now days. They are jumping from one thing to another trying to fill this the thirst that can only be filled by drawing closer to God and doing our best to imitate Jesus. The bible tells us to let love guide all we do. The bible also tells us God is love. So if we do not love God first then we can never fully experience love. This is why there is so much violence, lack of loyalty and lack of trust now days. People are turning to the world , other people and things of the world as their source of happiness and they wonder why something always feels like it is missing. What is missing is they are not putting God first in their lives so their love is not complete and their thirst is not quenched so any happiness they get from the world will not last. Knowing God’s love and imitating it can teach us how to fully love and help to get rid of the empty feeling many have and they cannot fill. The bible tells us there is no fear in love because love has cast fear out.

The bible tells us Jesus perfectly reflected God’s qualities. Jesus was very humble and did not treat others as if they were inferior to him, Jesus was not easily provoked so he did not have outburst of anger except when it was for a righteous reason. Jesus was always patient and kind even to his enemies. Jesus did not brag about himself or others, he only bragged about God. Jesus was not prideful but was humble and did many acts of humility towards others and was always willing to serve others and did not look down on them. Jesus never behaved indecently towards others or tried to humiliate them. Jesus did not look out for his own interest but put the interest of others before his own. In relationships whether it is family, friends, or a spouse we need to bare all things being patient with each other realizing we all fall short. We should not have unreal expectation of each other. Jesus did not make excessive demands of others. Jesus was merciful and forgiving. If we do not learn to imitate Jesus and follow his commands then we can never fully be happy because our thirst will not be quenched and we can never completely love others. God is love, Jesus showed us the love of God. So by imitating him we can learn to fully love others and will not feel the emptiness many feel when they try and pursue love as the world thinks love should be. This can protect our minds and our hearts and prevent the indecisiveness that comes from trying to pursue love and happiness only to eventually be disappointed because of not knowing how to fill the thirst or how to fully love. By filling the thirst that only drawing closer to God and Jesus can fill we prevent the indecisiveness that comes from trying to pursue happiness in the world only to be let down. By knowing how to love fully by imitating Jesus love we can prevent the indecisiveness that many have concerning love because we will know what love is and not be confused about it like most in the world are . We cannot draw closer to others and love others fully if we do not put God and Jesus first in our lives and our love for them over all others. Once we love them more then the things in the world , or more then we love ourselves we cannot fully know love and not matter how many relationships we are in we will always have a somewhat empty feeling like something is missing.

(James 1:5-8) 5 So if any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep asking God, for he gives generously to all and without reproaching, and it will be given him. 6 But let him keep asking in faith, not doubting at all, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven by the wind and blown about. 7 In fact, that man should not expect to receive anything from Jehovah; 8 he is an indecisive man, unsteady in all his ways.

(James 4:7-9) 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. 9 . . .

(1 Timothy 1:18-20) 18 This instruction I entrust to you, my child Timothy, in harmony with the prophecies that were made about you, that by these you may go on waging the fine warfare, 19 holding faith and a good conscience, which some have thrust aside, resulting in the shipwreck of their faith. 20 Hy·me·naeʹus and Alexander are among these, and I have handed them over to Satan so that they may be taught by discipline not to blaspheme.

(Luke 15:11-24) 11 Then he said: “A man had two sons. 12 And the younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that should come to me.’ So he divided his belongings between them. 13 A few days later, the younger son gathered all his things together and traveled to a distant country and there squandered his property by living a debauched life. 14 When he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred throughout that country, and he fell into need. 15 He even went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to herd swine. 16 And he longed to be filled with the carob pods that the swine were eating, but no one would give him anything. 17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, while I am dying here from hunger! 18 I will get up and travel to my father and say to him: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Make me as one of your hired men.”’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was moved with pity, and he ran and embraced him and tenderly kissed him. 21 Then the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quick! bring out a robe, the best one, and clothe him with it, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. 23 Also bring the fattened calf, slaughter it, and let us eat and celebrate, 24 for this son of mine was dead but has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they started to enjoy themselves.

(Galatians 6:7-11) 7 Do not be misled: God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a person is sowing, this he will also reap; 8 because the one sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh, but the one sowing with a view to the spirit will reap everlasting life from the spirit. 9 So let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due time we will reap if we do not tire out. 10 So, then, as long as we have the opportunity, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith. 11 See with what large letters I have written you with my own hand.

(2 Corinthians 4:16-18) 16 Therefore, we do not give up, but even if the man we are outside is wasting away, certainly the man we are inside is being renewed from day to day. 17 For though the tribulation is momentary and light, it works out for us a glory that is of more and more surpassing greatness and is everlasting; 18 while we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.

(Romans 8:37-39) . . .. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Matthew 6:1-8) 6 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them; otherwise you will have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. 2 So when you make gifts of mercy, do not blow a trumpet ahead of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 5 “Also, when you pray, do not act like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the main streets to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 7 When praying, do not say the same things over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8 So do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

(Colossians 3:22-25) . . .. 23 Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men, 24 for you know that it is from Jehovah you will receive the inheritance as a reward. Slave for the Master, Christ. 25 Certainly the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.

(1 Corinthians 10:31-33) 31 Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. 32 Keep from becoming causes for stumbling to Jews as well as Greeks and to the congregation of God, 33 just as I am trying to please all people in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved.

(Revelation 7:13-17) 13 In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” 14 So right away I said to him: “My lord, you are the one who knows.” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 That is why they are before the throne of God, and they are rendering him sacred service day and night in his temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread his tent over them. 16 They will hunger no more nor thirst anymore, neither will the sun beat down on them nor any scorching heat, 17 because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.”

(Psalm 78:69) He made his sanctuary as enduring as the heavens, Like the earth that he has established forever.
(Psalm 104:5) He has established the earth on its foundations; It will not be moved from its place forever and ever.

(Psalm 37:9-11)  9 For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. ו [Waw] 10 Just a little while longer, and the wicked will be no more; You will look at where they were, And they will not be there. 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.

(2 Peter 2:9) 9 So, then, Jehovah knows how to rescue people of godly devotion out of trial, but to reserve unrighteous people to be destroyed on the day of judgment,

(Revelation 11:17, 18) . . .. 18 But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.”
(Revelation 21:1-4) 21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

(Matthew 26:52, 53) 52 Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the sword will perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than 12 legions of angels?

(Revelation 13:14-18) 14 It misleads those who dwell on the earth, because of the signs that it was permitted to perform in the sight of the wild beast, while it tells those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the wild beast that had the sword-stroke and yet revived. 15 And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast. 16 It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and that nobody can buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. 18 This is where it calls for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number, and its number is 666.

(Matthew 5:33-37) 33 “Again you heard that it was said to those of ancient times: ‘You must not swear without performing, but you must pay your vows to Jehovah.’ 34 However, I say to you: Do not swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Do not swear by your head, since you cannot turn one hair white or black. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.

(Matthew 26:62-64) . . .” 63 But Jesus kept silent. So the high priest said to him: “I put you under oath by the living God to tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God!” 64 Jesus said to him: “You yourself said it. But I say to you: From now on you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

(Proverbs 20:25) 25 It is a snare for a man to cry out rashly, “Holy!” And only later to give consideration to what he vowed.

(James 5:12) 12 Above all, my brothers, stop swearing, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” mean yes and your “No,” no, so that you do not become liable to judgment.

(Psalm 119:105) 105 Your word is a lamp to my foot, And a light for my path.

(Proverbs 6:23) For the commandment is a lamp, And the law is a light, And the reproofs of discipline are the way to life.

(John 8:12) Then Jesus spoke again to them, saying: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life.”

(1 Peter 4:12-14) 12 Beloved ones, do not be surprised about the fiery trials that you are experiencing, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 On the contrary, go on rejoicing over the extent to which you are sharers in the sufferings of the Christ, so that you may rejoice and be overjoyed also during the revelation of his glory. 14 If you are being reproached for the name of Christ, you are happy, because the spirit of glory, yes, the spirit of God, is resting upon you.

(1 Peter 4:1-6) 4 Since Christ suffered in the flesh, you too arm yourselves with the same mental disposition; because the person who has suffered in the flesh has desisted from sins, 2 so that he may live the remainder of his time in the flesh, no more for the desires of men, but for God’s will. 3 For the time that has passed by is sufficient for you to have done the will of the nations when you carried on in acts of brazen conduct, unbridled passions, overdrinking, wild parties, drinking bouts, and lawless idolatries. 4 They are puzzled that you do not continue running with them in the same decadent course of debauchery, so they speak abusively of you. 5 But these people will render an account to the one who is ready to judge those living and those dead. 6 In fact, this is why the good news was declared also to the dead, so that although they are judged in the flesh from the standpoint of men, they might live in harmony with the spirit from God’s standpoint.

(1 Corinthians 6:9-11) 9 Or do you not know that unrighteous people will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit to homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, 10 thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God’s Kingdom. 11 And yet that is what some of you were. But you have been washed clean; you have been sanctified; you have been declared righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.

(Matthew 5:6) 6 “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.

(John 4:13, 14) . . .. 14 Whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty at all, but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water bubbling up to impart everlasting life.. . .

(1 John 4:16-19) 16 And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in union with God and God remains in union with him. 17 In this way love has been made perfect in us, so that we may have freeness of speech in the day of judgment, because just as that one is, so are we ourselves in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts fear out, because fear restrains us. Indeed, the one who is fearful has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love, because he first loved us.

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Linux fix PPD file cannot be found error.

My Linux

If you are using Linux and you get the no Ppd file, this means cups is not starting correctly this will fix it. If you start cups you will get a limit reached error or something like that. Open the bash prompt (command prompt). When you enter the first command you will be ask for you system password. You cannot see it when you type it, so type it out anyways. These commands will help you get your printer working again. You can copy and paste them into the bash prompt. This would happen to me when I used HPLIP install a printer. When I tried to use the system tools I would get an error cannot connect to server.

sudo mv /etc/cups/cupsd.conf /etc/cups/cupsd.conf-orig

sudo cp /usr/share/cups/cupsd.conf.default /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

sudo systemctl start cups

How to keep our eyes on the prize.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

The bible tells us to be without blemish and free from accusation. How can we accomplish this? In keeping ourselves without blemish it will help us keep our eye on the prize.

(1 Corinthians 9:24-27) 24 Do you not know that the runners in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. 25 Now everyone competing in a contest exercises self-control in all things. Of course, they do it to receive a crown that can perish, but we, one that does not perish. 26 Therefore, the way I am running is not aimlessly; the way I am aiming my blows is so as not to be striking the air; 27 but I pummel my body and lead it as a slave, so that after I have preached to others, I myself should not become disapproved somehow.

To be free from accusation we must continue in our faith which means we must continue to leave God’s world guide all we do. In order to continue to be cleansed by the blood of Christ we have to continue to grow spiritually and take in God’s word. We have to do all we can to make sure we have a clean conscience. The bible tells us to keep ourselves chaste. Chaste means undefiled or untouched. If we are accused and we are blameless our works will show our fruits and show the truth of matters. So if we remain blameless we will not end up suffering the results of our works. By remaining blameless we maintain the future hope in the promise of the gift of living forever. All the things in this system will be gone soon . Our lives in this system are very fleeting compared to what it will be like if we have hope in the future promises. The bible warns there is no forgiveness for those who willfully sin once they are aware of their sinful nature. We cannot expect to change over night it sometimes takes time to change but it is our willingness to work towards correcting our sinful nature once we have become aware of it that God takes note of. If we believe we do not sin the bible warns we are only deceiving ourselves. So growing spiritually means we continue to take in God’s word and to grow and overcome our sins as the mirror of God’s word makes us aware of our short comings.

The bible warns that things that are lawful are not always beneficial, this would include God’s laws. We are to remain blameless and free from accusations. If we are married and we constantly hang with members of the opposite sex and do things with them. It may be biblical lawful but it puts us in a position to commit an act of adultery. It can smear our reputation which would make our spouse seem foolish. Also how would the spouse feel if you would rather spend your time with someone else instead of them? We are told bad associations spoil useful habits. It may seem harmless but those who lack faith or do things they should not do can get us to start false reasoning and justify what they do and then we ourselves may get drawn in and fall short of God and start false reasoning.

If we realize we are sinning we need to confess our sins and do our best to set matters straight. Because if we do not then we are unrepentant and there is no forgiveness for our sins. You must confess the error to those harmed by it and to God. You should do your best to take corrective actions. Sometimes when the damage is too severe when we have fallen short it will take time for people to see if you are truly repentant and can be trusted. Some error we commit against others can leave scars emotionally that do not fully heal. Things would never be the same. If this occurs it is a consequence of our sinful nature and we must do our best to deal with it in a way that would please God so we do not forfeit the prize. Often times we do not realize we have sinned against someone until we have reflected in God’s word and it has opened our eyes to a short coming. If this occurs we cannot go back and ask forgiveness from every person we sinned against we should ask God to forgive us and do our best to overcome the short coming.

Even though something is permissible if it starts to control and overtake our life then it becomes a sin. The bible considers this a form of idolatry. Whether it is a person, object, money or even power if we start letting the desire for them overtake us then we are committing idolatry. Not only that but we start coveting things and the bible warns coveting is a sin.

The bible warns friendship with the world makes us an enemy of God. If we put more trust in ourselves and mans word then we do God’s then we are rebelling just as Adam and Eve did and we are making ourselves friends with the world. The bible warns bad associations spoil useful habits. They may seem very kind and may seem trust worthy but if they are deliberately sinning against God and have no desire to learn his word then it tells us something about them. They put their trust in man and themselves and associating with them can get us to use their reasoning instead of leaving God’s word guide us. It can draw us away and by the time we realize it often times the damage is done and it can dramatically change our lives. For example I know a man who went 20 years without drinkingl, he had been an alcoholic. He started associating with ones who drank alcohol. It drew him back into drinking. He got intoxicated and wrecked and his son was in the vehicle with him and had gotten killed in the accident.

Overconfidence in our spirituality can cause us to fall short. If we are aware of short comings we may have. We need to make sure we do not put ourselves in a situation to sin. I have seen many people drawn away from God and their lives were changed negatively forever because they got over confident and lost the awareness of their sinful nature. I watched them try to pursue happiness but never seen them succeed because they did not repent and try to set matters straight so they continued to decline and become even more sinful which destroyed their lives even more. Their quality of friends declined because as they became less trustworthy they lost the friends who would have truly stood by their side. Surely we would not want this to happen.

Jesus sermon on the mount tells us how to be happy I can say I have experienced many trials and they knock me down for a while but I get back up and continue forward spiritually and it has become very difficult to completely take happiness from me. I remain happy because I have the hope in the future promises and I know the things in this system are temporary and all suffering and sadness will be gone soon. Would it be worth giving up an eternity of happiness for what appears to be a source of happiness be seeking our happiness in the world? Jesus warned once we have repented if we turn back to our sinful nature not only will the demon that left come back but they will bring many more with them. Meaning our sinful nature will become very bad. Though sin may seem as if it would get rid of our loneliness or be exciting, would it be worth destroying our lives and others in such a way? If we have children do we want them to follow the example we have set? The bible warns of the consequences of stumbling even one child. Children learn by the examples we set. Our faith and obedience to God sets the example for them. If we fall short children will take note and most likely accept it as behavior that is ok to do. If we have bad associations we are telling children it is ok to have bad associations. What are we telling God , the bible clearly warns we should not have bad associations. This can lead the children to become corrupted, God would hold that against us. Would we want children to learn to forfeit the hope in the future promises and to lack faith? By having bad associations we are showing God we approve of such behavior, this includes associating with those who scoff at the bible.

We are to remain without blemish from the world we do this by being no part of the world. We cannot take ourselves entirely out of the world because we are to teach others about God’s word. Also we have obligations that cause us to be dependent on the world for certain things but we should not befriend those of the world they will draw us away from God and can cause us to full short then we would not remain unblemished or without spot from the world.

If we become a part of the world then we will start being molded by the world. The whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Is this who we would want shaping our thoughts. If we have children would we want Satan and those who chose his side as Adam and Eve did and put their faith in man or ourselves? The bible warns if we love the world or the things in the world then the love of the father is not in us. If we do not know Godly love then we will never know what real love is , to be able to give it. In return we will not know when we have been truly loved so will end up in emotionally empty relationships. We cannot experienced the oneness of mind that Jesus and God experience if we love the world more then we love God. Since God is love then we could never truly know love we would only know love as the world does. They lack devotion, commitment, loyalty, humility, and often times they only look out for their own self interest. This is why many marriages end in divorce now days.

The bible teaches us to view others as being superior to ourselves. Not only that but the bible tells us not to look out for our own self interest. Jesus set the perfect example of humility and willingness to serve others when he washed the disciples feet. He knew he had already earned the right to sit on the heavenly thrown and would be seated by God on the throne with full authority over everything but God himself and he still washed the disciples feet something that servants would have done. One of the ways of the world is to yell and scream at others and say hurtful things. They will attack them and pick them apart. This is not an act of humility and it shows they view themselves as being superior to the person they are attacking. They feel no remorse when this occurs. The bible warns not to even associate with such ones. It makes sense because they are showing their lack of humility. I often times wonder if they would talk like that to Jesus. The bible tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Rage and anger does not work God’s will towards others. There is righteous anger but it should be dealt with appropriately not with anger, back biting and personal attacks on someone. The bible warns those full of strife , God has handed them over to a disapproved state. Surely we would not want to be in a state of disapproval in God’s eyes? Being no part of the world means we do things as God and Jesus would want us to do and not as man would do. Just because things are lawful to do does not mean they are approved by God to do.

To remain no part of the world we need to be aware of our short coming and not put ourselves in a position to fall short. For example if we have a tendency to hang with bad associations we should work on correcting that behavior, if we have a tendency to drink excess alcohol we should avoid situations that can make us fall short. It may offend some people but we have to make sacrifices if we want to place first God rather then men. Man cannot give us hope in the future promises. None of God’s past promises have gone unfulfilled they all were fulfilled so we can be certain the future promises will be kept by God. We are going to suffer no matter what as we deal with imperfect humans , and our own imperfections. Why add more suffering to that by falling short of God? As this system winds down the friends we choose can determine if we survive or not. Now more then ever it is very important to choose our friends wisely and to walk with the wise. That means walking with the spiritually wise who have shown they produce fruits of the spirit and fruits of the lips. Though we are no longer required to provide animal sacrifices because Jesus ransom sacrifice has done away with that we are still required to make sacrifices of praise by letting people know about God’s love, mercy, kindness and many other amazing qualities he has. If we do not see others producing fruit we may want to be careful they may be lacking in faith. If they are newly learning then we need to be patient with them they may make many errors as they learn and apply God’s word.

So we need to do our best to remain without blemish from the world which will help us keep our eye on the prize and help us find true happiness no matter what we endure. So many say they feel empty. If they would learn to fully trust God and Put his will instead of their own or mans first they could feel the completeness that one who has complete faith in God has. Some appear to have faith in God but have not completely gave themselves over to listening to his word and guiding all they do so their thirst is never quenched. This results in them being unhappy, and depressed. They also are like a wave on the ocean. Whichever way the wind blows the wave goes. Those who have not fully trusted to leave God’s word guide them will be indecisive and often times confused about what they should do in life. Those who fully leave God’s word God them have a certain confidence because they know when to let their yes mean yes and no mean know. Mans ideas and beliefs are always changing but God’s word does not change and God does not change so we know what we ought to do and have no doubts about what is right or wrong. Putting our trust in the wisdom of man such as certain professionals over God’s word will lead us to make bad decisions and be indecisive. By letting God’s word guide all we do it makes our paths straight. The bible tells us to make our yes mean yes and our no mean no. Anything else is from the wicked one. So if we are indecisive it may indicate we need to study and apply God’s word more in our lives. (Matthew 5:36, 37) . . .. 37 Just let your word ‘Yes’ mean yes, your ‘No,’ no, for what goes beyond these is from the wicked one.)

(Colossians 1:21-23) 21 Indeed, you who were once alienated and enemies because your minds were on the works that were wicked, 22 he has now reconciled by means of that one’s fleshly body through his death, in order to present you holy and unblemished and open to no accusation before him— 23 provided, of course, that you continue in the faith, established on the foundation and steadfast, not being shifted away from the hope of that good news that you heard and that was preached in all creation under heaven. Of this good news I, Paul, became a minister.

(Hebrews 9:14) how much more will the blood of the Christ, who through an everlasting spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we may render sacred service to the living God?

(Hebrews 10:22) let us approach with sincere hearts and complete faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from a wicked conscience and our bodies bathed with clean water.

(1 Timothy 5:22) 22 Never lay your hands hastily on any man; neither become a sharer in the sins of others; keep yourself chaste.

(1 Peter 2:12) 12 Maintain your conduct fine among the nations, so that when they accuse you of being wrongdoers, they may be eyewitnesses of your fine works and, as a result, glorify God in the day of his inspection.

(2 Peter 3:11-13) 11 Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12 as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13 But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

(1 John 1:8-10) 8 If we make the statement, “We have no sin,” we are misleading ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we make the statement, “We have not sinned,” we are making him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(1 Corinthians 10:23, 24) 23 All things are lawful, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful, but not all things build up. 24 Let each one keep seeking, not his own advantage, but that of the other person.

(Hebrews 10:26-31) 26 For if we practice sin willfully after having received the accurate knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins left, 27 but there is a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a burning indignation that is going to consume those in opposition. 28 Anyone who has disregarded the Law of Moses dies without compassion on the testimony of two or three. 29 How much greater punishment do you think a person will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God and who has regarded as of ordinary value the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and who has outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness with contempt? 30 For we know the One who said: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again: “Jehovah will judge his people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

(1 Corinthians 6:12) 12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful for me, but I will not let myself be controlled by anything.

(Romans 7:7) 7 What, then, are we to say? Is the Law sin? Certainly not! Really, I would not have come to know sin had it not been for the Law. For example, I would not have known covetousness if the Law had not said: “You must not covet.

(Colossians 3:5) 5 Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry.

(James 4:2-5) 2 You desire, and yet you do not have. You go on murdering and coveting, and yet you are not able to obtain. You go on fighting and waging war. You do not have because of your not asking. 3 When you do ask, you do not receive because you are asking for a wrong purpose, so that you may spend it on your fleshly desires. 4 Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God. 5 . . .

(James 4:2-5) 2 You desire, and yet you do not have. You go on murdering and coveting, and yet you are not able to obtain. You go on fighting and waging war. You do not have because of your not asking. 3 When you do ask, you do not receive because you are asking for a wrong purpose, so that you may spend it on your fleshly desires. 4 Adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever, therefore, wants to be a friend of the world is making himself an enemy of God. 5 . . .

(Romans 13:8-10) . . .. 9 For the law code, “You must not commit adultery, you must not murder, you must not steal, you must not covet,” and whatever other commandment there is, is summed up in this saying: “You must love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does not work evil to one’s neighbor; therefore, love is the law’s fulfillment.

(James 1:14, 15) 14 But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn sin, when it has been carried out, brings forth death.

(Matthew 12:43-45) 43 “When an unclean spirit comes out of a man, it passes through waterless places in search of a resting-place and finds none. 44 Then it says, ‘I will go back to my house from which I moved,’ and on arriving, it finds the house unoccupied but swept clean and adorned. 45 Then it goes and takes along with it seven different spirits more wicked than itself, and after getting inside, they dwell there; and the final circumstances of that man become worse than the first. That is how it will be also with this wicked generation.”

(Matthew 18:5, 6) . . .. 6 But whoever stumbles one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him to have hung around his neck a millstone that is turned by a donkey and to be sunk in the open sea.

(Romans 12:1, 2) . . .. 2 And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

(1 John 2:15-17) 15 Do not love either the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him; 16 because everything in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life—does not originate with the Father, but originates with the world. 17 Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.

(John 17:20-23) 20 “I make request, not concerning these only, but also concerning those putting faith in me through their word, 21 so that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am in union with you, that they also may be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you have given me, in order that they may be one just as we are one. 23 I in union with them and you in union with me, in order that they may be perfected into one, so that the world may know that you sent me and that you loved them just as you loved me.

(Philippians 2:3, 4) 3 Do nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with humility consider others superior to you, 4 as you look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interests of others.

(John 13:2-11) . . .. 3 So Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands and that he came from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the evening meal and laid aside his outer garments. And taking a towel, he wrapped it around his waist. 5 After that he put water into a basin and started to wash the feet of the disciples and to dry them off with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him: “Lord, are you washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him: “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will understand after these things.” 8 Peter said to him: “You will certainly never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him: “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him: “Lord, wash not only my feet but also my hands and my head.” 10 Jesus said to him: “Whoever has bathed does not need to have more than his feet washed, but is completely clean. And you men are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For he knew the man who was betraying him. This is why he said: “Not all of you are clean.”

(1 Corinthians 15:26-28) 26 And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. 27 For God “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that this does not include the One who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.

(Proverbs 16:32) 32 The one slow to anger is better than a mighty man, And the one controlling his temper than one conquering a city.

(Proverbs 22:24, 25) 24 Do not keep company with a hot-tempered man Or get involved with one disposed to rage, 25 So that you never learn his ways And ensnare yourself.

(Proverbs 14:17) 17 The one who is quick to anger acts foolishly, But the man who thinks things out is hated.

(Romans 1:28-30) 28 Just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a disapproved mental state, to do the things not fitting. 29 And they were filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, and badness, being full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice, being whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, schemers of what is harmful, disobedient to parents,

(Galatians 5:22-24) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed to the stake the flesh together with its passions and desires.

(Galatians 6:7-10) 7 Do not be misled: God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a person is sowing, this he will also reap; 8 because the one sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh, but the one sowing with a view to the spirit will reap everlasting life from the spirit. 9 So let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due time we will reap if we do not tire out. 10 So, then, as long as we have the opportunity, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith.

(Hebrews 13:14-16) . . .. 15 Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that make public declaration to his name. 16 Moreover, do not forget to do good and to share what you have with others, for God is well-pleased with such sacrifices.

(John 4:13-15) . . .. 14 Whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty at all, but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water bubbling up to impart everlasting life.” 15 The woman said to him: “Sir, give me this water, so that I may neither thirst nor keep coming over to this place to draw water.”

Who are the scoffers in the bible?

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.

I am writing this to show what scoffing is and how to avoid mocking God.

Scoffing means to show contempt, disrespect or mock. Mock means to laugh at or ridicule. We have to be careful we do not scoff at God or Mock him. We are warned God is not one to be mocked so how could we be mocking God? Well if we laugh at , disrespect or ridicule or even doubt his word or we disobey it we are mocking it because we are scoffing at it. The bible tells us those who are disobedient in the least is disobedient in the most. So if we disregard any of his laws and commands then we are scoffing at God.

Jesus told us to stay awake. Many scoffers exist now days and they doubt that the end of this system is here even though all the signs Jesus has mentioned have almost been fulfilled there are only a few prophecies left. We were warned when we see these things occur to start preparing this means our focus she be more on spiritual matters then on things of the world. We have certain responsibilities we have to take care of but now more then ever we need to heed the warnings and prepare. The bible said many would take no note until it was too late and they would be destroyed. Jesus warned it would be just as in Noah’s day people would take no note until the destruction was suddenly upon them. For those who prepared these are not fearful times because we know deliverance is near. But for those who have not prepared spiritually they will not have applied themselves spiritually to build up their faith and it will be fearful times for them.

So if we do not know God’s word and do not see the signs that we were told to watch for and have doubts about what time frame we are in our actions , could show we are scoffing at God because we are not preparing. Remember it is our actions that show our faith not our words. If we have doubts and are not preparing then we are scoffing at God because we are telling him we do not believe him.

So if we doubt Gods word we are a scoffer. If we easily brush it aside when it is convenient then we are a scoffer. The bible warns that this will hinder a person from being able to learn about his word. The bible says we shouldn’t even keep company with scoffers. We need to lead by example. If we are keeping company with scoffers what is that telling them? It is telling them it is ok for they to mock God. What are we telling God if we keep company with scoffers? Our actions would be telling him we are a scoffer to because we approve of the behavior.

If we refuse to hear Gods word and refuse to obey it we are scoffing at God. The bible says the one refusing to hear God’s words, their prayers are detestable to God.

There are those who pick and choose what they want to believe about God and the bible . These ones are scoffers in their own way. The bible say not to reprove them it will only invite anger and ridicule on yourself. The bible even warns you could get hurt. If someone is a scoffer do not try to teach them you cannot. They will ridicule, try to shame you and try to tear you apart. It will only become a debate and we are not supposed to debate God’s word with people we are to show them the truth and leave the rest up to them and Jehovah.

What if you did not pay attention and married someone who was a scoffer. Well you could have children and then the scoffer may get angry at you because of your love and loyalty to God. This could cause problems in more then one way. First they would put their faith in the world before they would God. Plus God will not bless the house of those who are wicked. It is those who are wicked in God’s eyes not ours. So God will not bless the house of a person who does not read and apply his word in their lives. Remember prayers of a person who does not read and obey his commands is detestable to him. So if you are younger and thinking of getting married make sure the person reads God’s word and applies it because if they do not then your house will not be blessed and the scoffers prayers will not be heard.

Some people become scoffers because they see the wicked who seem to live a care free life and accumulate wealth. Often times they eventually pay for it. If they do not They will on God’s great day of judgment. Those who remained faithful and loyal to God will reap rewards from storing treasure in heaven that will last forever. It is not worth the apparent care free and easy life those people are living at the cost that it will cost them. They have no hope in living forever because they are giving up that hope and putting their faith and trust in things of the world which will perish soon. Those who remain faithful and do not scoff at God will live forever, but there will be destruction for the scoffers so they have no hope of living forever. The Jesus warned you cannot be the slave of two master, you will either be a slave to wealth or a slave to God. Jesus said if you love one you will despise the other. Surely we would not want to get so caught up in accumulating wealth that we come to despise God. The things of this world will be gone soon the things in the new system will be forever. Why not work for things that we will be able to keep. All the things in this world come with a lot of stress when you own things in this system there are excess taxes, thieves that can break in and steal them. None of those things will exist in the new system. Rust and moths can also destroy the things in this system. Jesus warned the lamp of our body is our eyes. So where they are focused is where our devotion will be. So we need to be careful and balance things of the world and not let them crowd out the spiritual things.

We could be scoffing at God if we put on a show about the things he would expect us to do, in seeking the glory of man. For example Jesus mentioned how some would put on a big show when they did acts of mercy or if they prayed to seek the glory of men. He stated they have received their reward in full. So we should not put a big show on when we do acts of mercy or when we pray it should be done in private. Our prayers should not be ones rehearsed or memorized they should come from the heart. The bible said there is no need for many words when we pray.

So as you can see a scoffer can be someone who appears to love God, but their actions will show otherwise. We should not keep company with scoffer it could cause God to not listen to our prayers.

(Galatians 6:7-10) 7 Do not be misled: God is not one to be mocked. For whatever a person is sowing, this he will also reap; 8 because the one sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh, but the one sowing with a view to the spirit will reap everlasting life from the spirit. 9 So let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due time we will reap if we do not tire out. 10 So, then, as long as we have the opportunity, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith.

(Matthew 5:19, 20) 19 Whoever, therefore, breaks one of these least commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in relation to the Kingdom of the heavens. But whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in relation to the Kingdom of the heavens. 20 For I say to you that if your righteousness does not surpass that of the scribes and the Pharisees, you will by no means enter into the Kingdom of the heavens.

(2 Peter 3:2-4) . . .. 3 First of all know this, that in the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires 4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.”

(Matthew 24:36-42) 36 “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38 For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39 and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41 Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42 Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

(Luke 21:25-28) 25 “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. 26 People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

(Jude 17-23) 17 As for you, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to you: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, following their own desires for ungodly things.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, animalistic men, not having spirituality. 20 But you, beloved ones, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, and pray with holy spirit, 21 in order to keep yourselves in God’s love, while you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view. 22 Also, continue showing mercy to some who have doubts; 23 save them by snatching them out of the fire. But continue showing mercy to others, doing so with fear, while you hate even the garment that has been stained by the flesh.

(Proverbs 14:6-8)  6 The scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge comes easily to the person with understanding.  7 Stay away from the foolish man, For you will not find knowledge on his lips.  8 By wisdom the shrewd man understands the way he is going, But the stupid are deceived by their foolishness.

(Psalm 1:1, 2) 1 Happy is the man who does not walk according to the advice of the wicked And does not stand on the path of sinners And does not sit in the seat of scoffers.  2 But his delight is in the law of Jehovah, And he reads His law in an undertone day and night.

(Proverbs 28:9)  9 The one refusing to listen to the law —Even his prayer is detestable.

(Proverbs 15:12) 12 The scoffer does not love the one correcting him. He will not consult the wise.

(Proverbs 9:7-9)  7 The one who corrects a ridiculer invites dishonor, And whoever reproves someone wicked will get hurt.  8 Do not reprove a ridiculer, or he will hate you. Reprove a wise person, and he will love you.  9 Share with a wise person, and he will become wiser. Teach someone righteous, and he will add to his learning.

(John 3:20) For whoever practices vile things hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be reproved.

(Proverbs 3:32, 33) 32 For Jehovah detests a devious person, But His close friendship is with the upright. 33 The curse of Jehovah is on the house of the wicked one, But he blesses the home of the righteous.

(Psalm 73:9-18) . . .And their tongues swagger about in the earth. 10 So his people turn aside to them, And they drink from their abundant water. 11 They say: “How does God know? Does the Most High really have knowledge?” 12 Yes, these are the wicked, who always have it easy. They keep increasing their wealth. 13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure And washed my hands in innocence. 14 And I was troubled all day long; Every morning I was chastised. 15 But if I had said these things, I would have betrayed your people. 16 When I tried to understand it, It was troubling to me 17 Until I entered the grand sanctuary of God, And I discerned their future. 18 Surely you place them on slippery ground. You make them fall to their ruin.

(Matthew 6:1-8) 6 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in front of men to be noticed by them; otherwise you will have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. 2 So when you make gifts of mercy, do not blow a trumpet ahead of you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be glorified by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 But you, when making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your gifts of mercy may be in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 5 “Also, when you pray, do not act like the hypocrites, for they like to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the main streets to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room and, after shutting your door, pray to your Father who is in secret. Then your Father who looks on in secret will repay you. 7 When praying, do not say the same things over and over again as the people of the nations do, for they imagine they will get a hearing for their use of many words. 8 So do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need even before you ask him.

(Luke 16:13) 13 No servant can be a slave to two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves to God and to Riches.”

(Matthew 6:19-23) 19 “Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23 But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is!

A new covenant, sealed by Jesus.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Old laws are fleshly, new are spirit. If we live under the old laws and not the new covenant then we will not be covered by the new covenant because the new covenant teaches us to walk by spirit , the heavenly kingdom is a spiritual kingdom with Christ as our king. So if we walk by the old laws we are not covered by the ransom sacrifice of Jesus the that sealed the new covenant. We are no longer slaves to law but we have been freed and are servants of Jehovah. If we believe the physical nation of Israel is God’s people then we are rejecting Jesus and the new covenant. This covenant was promised to Abraham when the old covenant had been fulfilled. In fulfilling the old covenant and forming a new one, a new nation of Israel arose. It is a spiritual nations. This nation is ruled by Jesus who is sitting on the heavenly throne. Those who enter the narrow gate can be a part of the new kingdom. We enter the narrow gate by having faith and being obedient to God. We also believe Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected and is now sitting on the heavenly throne.

Many say God does not change so the old covenant would still be valid. God did not change. A covenant is a contract when the things agreed upon in that contract have been fulfilled then the contract is completed. God prophesied Jesus would fulfill that covenant. So God did not change, it was all in his arrangements. He even stated there would be a new covenant when the old one was fulfilled. To state that the physical nation of Israel is God’s people would be rejecting the new covenant and the one who sealed it Jesus. If we live by the old laws the ransom does not cover us because the new Israel is a spiritual nation and we must live by the spirit.

If we walk by flesh we cannot walk by spirit they will be in conflict. That will still keep us from being under the new covenant. Being a part of the covenant worshiping in spirit is a requirement. Jesus taught us how to worship in spirit so if we do our best to imitate him then we can learn to worship in spirit.

If we live by spirit we will receive its fruits. By those fruits we will show God it reveals who is obeying God and who is not. The most important of the fruits is love. The new covenant makes love a priority, and we must worship in spirit. God blesses us with the spirit but we have to ask for it.

We must imitate Jesus with acts of compassion, generosity, and kindness. There were times the bible said Jesus was exhausted and he still continued to help others. He had no home, one set of clothes but still put spiritual matters first. He never stopped showing empathy and compassion not matter how tired , abused or tortured he was. He was the perfect example to follow to learn how to truly love. Love requires we be patient and forgiving Jesus always was. Love doesn’t put it’s own interest first. Jesus never did. It does not become provoked. Jesus did not get angry and seek revenge. When Jesus was wronged he did not keep account of it and continually throw it in peoples face he put it in prayer to Jehovah and he remembered that we are all imperfect humans. Because of this Jesus was able to bare many peoples sufferings along with his own.

Love fulfills the law thus we would not be under the old laws. If love guides all we do then we are under the new covenant and the ransom that sealed that covenant which was when Jesus gave his life for man. The bible says God is love. Jesus stated he did what he saw his father doing when he was by his side in heaven. Jesus perfectly mirrored God so if we imitate Jesus we can learn to love as he did.

When we live by spirit we must prove it by working towards things that show we are living by spirit and not flesh. We must follow the teachings of Jesus and the new Covenant and exercise faith in him as our appointed king. We must prove our works. All those who learn to live by the spirit will be covered by the ransom. By treating all as Jesus did it works as a protection for us. Not only that but how do you know that you are not in the presence of an angel of Jehovah’s. How would you feel if you knew an angel of Jehovah had come to observe you and you didn’t know it?

It isn’t works of the law but works of faith that proves to Jehovah whether we are righteous or not. There will come a day when we will no longer be able to do works of faith so we need to seize the opportunity now before it is too late.

We exercise to build endurance. If we do not exercise our love and faith towards others how can we build the spiritual endurance and faith we need. How will others learn to do that if you do not set an example for them and follow Jesus example of selflessness and love. He also worked very hard to teach others how to live spiritually. To exercise faith we need to trust God’s word to guide us an not rely on our own understanding or put our faith in the world or things in the world which will be gone soon.

In doing the above mentioned things we keep ourselves in God’s love and become a new creation. This is not a one time thing, it is a daily thing, as we learn God’s word and apply it and let it guide us and obey it and put our faith in him each day we grow spiritually so are a new creation daily.

The old law of convenant was to teach what sin was. It did not give the benefit of the ransom sacrifice that the new covenant has. They were still enslaved by the sin which we know results in death. Those who followed the old covenant knew about the new one and put faith in what would come of the new covenant so they were still covered by the new covenant even though it had not come about yet. The laws also protected Gods people and kept them under God’s care. As long as they followed the laws they would have God’s protection and they would avoid making serious mistakes. So we could benefit from studying them and applying them.

Following Jesus footsteps we will not have to worry about breaking the old laws because he upheld them. Even though we are no longer slaves to the old covenant they still work to protect our relationship with Jehovah and to keep us from smearing his name so it is good to apply the jist of them in our lives. Some of the laws like abstaining from eating certain things was to guarantee that Abraham’s bloodline would not contract disease and it would continue so that the promise messiah would be fulfilled.

(Romans 8:5) For those who are in accord with the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those in accord with the spirit on the things of the spirit

(Hebrews 8:7-10) 7For if that first covenant had been faultless, no place would have been sought for a second; for he does find fault with the people when he says: “‘Look! There are days coming,’ says Jehovah, ‘and I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant; 9not according to the covenant that I made with their forefathers in [the] day of my taking hold of their hand to bring them forth out of the land of Egypt, because they did not continue in my covenant, so that I stopped caring for them,’ says Jehovah.” 10“‘For this is the covenant that I shall covenant with the house of Israel after those days,’ says Jehovah. ‘I will put my laws in their mind, and in their hearts I shall write them. And I will become their God, and they themselves will become my people.

(Hebrews 7:18-22) 18Certainly, then, there occurs a setting aside of the preceding commandment on account of its weakness and ineffectiveness. 19For the Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in besides of a better hope did, through which we are drawing near to God. 20Also, to the extent that it was not without a sworn oath, 21(for there are indeed men that have become priests without a sworn oath, but there is one with an oath sworn by the One who said respecting him: “Jehovah has sworn (and he will feel no regret), ‘You are a priest forever,’”) 22to that extent also Jesus has become the one given in pledge of a better covenant.

(Colossians 2:13, 14) 13 Furthermore, though YOU were dead in YOUR trespasses and in the uncircumcised state of YOUR flesh, [God] made YOU alive together with him. He kindly forgave us all our trespasses 14and blotted out the handwritten document against us, which consisted of decrees and which was in opposition to us; and He has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the torture stake.

(Galatians 5:16-18) 16But I say, Keep walking by spirit and YOU will carry out no fleshly desire at all. 17For the flesh is against the spirit in its desire, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, so that the very things that YOU would like to do YOU do not do. 18Furthermore, if YOU are being led by spirit, YOU are not under law.

(Romans 8:12-16) 12So, then, brothers, we are under obligation, not to the flesh to live in accord with the flesh; 13for if YOU live in accord with the flesh YOU are sure to die; but if YOU put the practices of the body to death by the spirit, YOU will live. 14For all who are led by God’s spirit, these are God’s sons. 15For YOU did not receive a spirit of slavery causing fear again, but YOU received a spirit of adoption as sons, by which spirit we cry out: “Abba, Father!” 16The spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are God’s children..

(Galatians 5:22-24) 22On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus impaled the flesh together with its passions and desires.

(1 Corinthians 13:13) 13Now, however, there remain faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 4Love is long-suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

(Romans 13:9, 10) .” 10Love does not work evil to one’s neighbor; therefore love is the law’s fulfillment.

(Galatians 6:1-5) 6 Brothers, even though a man takes some false step before he is aware of it, YOU who have spiritual qualifications try to readjust such a man in a spirit of mildness, as you each keep an eye on yourself, for fear you also may be tempted. 2Go on carrying the burdens of one another, and thus fulfill the law of the Christ. 3For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he is deceiving his own mind. 4But let each one prove what his own work is, and then he will have cause for exultation in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. 5For each one will carry his own load.

(Galatians 6:9, 10) 9So let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due season we shall reap if we do not tire out. 10Really, then, as long as we have time favorable for it, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to [us] in the faith.

(Galatians 5:22-24) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus impaled the flesh together with its passions and desires..

(Galatians 3:26-29) 26YOU are all, in fact, sons of God through YOUR faith in Christ Jesus. 27For all of YOU who were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor freeman, there is neither male nor female; for YOU are all one [person] in union with Christ Jesus. 29Moreover, if YOU belong to Christ, YOU are really Abraham’s seed, heirs with reference to a promise.

(Hebrews 13:1-6) 13 Let YOUR brotherly love continue. 2Do not forget hospitality, for through it some, unknown to themselves, entertained angels.


(Galatians 3:24) Consequently the Law has become our tutor leading to Christ, that we might be declared righteous due to faith


(Galatians 2:16) knowing as we do that a man is declared righteous, not due to works of law, but only through faith toward Christ Jesus, even we have put our faith in Christ Jesus, that we may be declared righteous due to faith toward Christ, and not due to works of law, because due to works of law no flesh will be declared righteous.

(John 9:4) We must work the works of him that sent me while it is day; the night is coming when no man can work.


(Hebrews 10:35, 36) 35Do not, therefore, throw away YOUR freeness of speech, which has a great reward to be paid it. 36For YOU have need of endurance, in order that, after YOU have done the will of God, YOU may receive the [fulfillment of the] promise.

(Romans 10:9, 10) 10For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.

(James 2:18-26) 18Nevertheless, a certain one will say: “You have faith, and I have works. Show me your faith apart from the works, and I shall show you my faith by my works.” 19You believe there is one God, do you? You are doing quite well. And yet the demons believe and shudder. 20But do you care to know, O empty man, that faith apart from works is inactive? 21Was not Abraham our father declared righteous by works after he had offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22You behold that [his] faith worked along with his works and by [his] works [his] faith was perfected, 23and the scripture was fulfilled which says: “Abraham put faith in Jehovah, and it was counted to him as righteousness,” and he came to be called “Jehovah’s friend.” 24YOU see that a man is to be declared righteous by works, and not by faith alone. 25In the same manner was not also Ra′hab the harlot declared righteous by works, after she had received the messengers hospitably and sent them out by another way? 26Indeed, as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

(Jude 17-23) 17As for YOU, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18how they used to say to YOU: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, proceeding according to their own desires for ungodly things.” 19These are the ones that make separations, animalistic [men], not having spirituality. 20But YOU, beloved ones, by building up yourselves on YOUR most holy faith, and praying with holy spirit, 21keep yourselves in God’s love, while YOU are waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view. 22Also, continue showing mercy to some that have doubts; 23save [them] by snatching [them] out of the fire. But continue showing mercy to others, doing so with fear, while YOU hate even the inner garment that has been stained by the flesh.

(Colossians 3:8-11) 8But now really put them all away from YOU, wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of YOUR mouth. 9Do not be lying to one another. Strip off the old personality with its practices, 10and clothe yourselves with the new [personality], which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, 11where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scyth′i·an, slave, freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.

(Galatians 3:19-22) 19 Why, then, the Law? It was added to make transgressions manifest, until the offspring should arrive to whom the promise had been made; and it was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now there is no mediator when just one person is involved, but God is only one. 21 Is the Law, therefore, against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, righteousness would actually have been by means of law. 22 But the Scripture handed all things over to the custody of sin, so that the promise resulting from faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those exercising faith.

(Galatians 3:23-25) . . .. 24 So the Law became our guardian leading to Christ, so that we might be declared righteous through faith. 25 But now that the faith has arrived, we are no longer under a guardian. . .

(Hebrews 8:5, 6) . . .” 6 But now Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry because he is also the mediator of a correspondingly better covenant, which has been legally established on better promises.

When teaching others the bible know when to take your leave.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

When teaching others the bible we need to be alert and know when to stay and when to take our leave.

When you are being ask questions know when to answer,when to be silent and when to take your leave. Jesus knew if he answered the pharisees at times they would only try to use his words against him or use them to taunt him so at certain times he didn’t give an answer. When Jesus answered he always used God’s word. He sometimes had to explain things in parables for those who did not understand.

There where times Jesus remained silent at first to let things play out so that certain things could be revealed like a persons faith.

Know who is asking the question and if we should answer. If not we may look like a fool. Often times someone is asking a leading question to either make a person look like a fool or to trap them. Jesus would not answer those types of questions.

Also recognize when we are being led into a dispute and learn when to be silent. If not we invite their rage and ridicule. If someone becomes contentious, starts shaming you , or starts attacking your character then shake the dust from your feet they do not want to hear the truth. If they did they would look at the scriptures or they would share scriptures to show why they believe what they do. When they attack you they have no foundation for their beliefs and you are only asking for abuse if you debate with them. We need to observe whether our words would be of any benefit to the one we are speaking to or if we are being led to a dispute. Our words should be healing and uplifting. Our words should also be few.

We have a responsibility to warn others but watch their response to the scriptures and know if you should speak more or be silent.

We need to make certain of the things we have learned so we are speaking the things from God. We also need to understand many will not listen because they are of the world. If we have not thoroughly researched them and made certain they are accurate teachings then how can we be certain we are not misleading others. There are many angels of light teaching false teachings. We will want to be careful and research all we hear so we do not teach something we should not be teaching. We need to know our bible so we know how to answer. I recommend everyone read their bibles the whole way through at least one time.

We need to be prepared, Jesus was perfect and they still tried to accuse him. We have imperfections they can throw in our face and pick at to deter us. We have to always stay the course if God looked at only our sins no one would make it. If they can only shame , guilt or ridicule then they have no ground to stand on. They will only get angry at you and hate you there is not point in talking about the bible farther with them. But do not give up hope on them , if they have a legitimate question later then be prepared to answer. I have had some who reacted very angrily at first only to come around and start listening. You never know when Jehovah may touch their heart and open their eyes.

If we know our bibles we will know how to answer. The pharisees used to ask Jesus leading questions to test him and often times hoping to trip him up. He always answered with what was written. He sometimes had to use parables for those who did not understand the word to clarify things for them. Sometimes we may have to use a life example or something to help someone understand things more clearly.

By learning the bible we can learn to identify sincere questions like those ask by the disciples and know when to take our leave.

Matthew 27:12When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

Matthew 15:21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”25The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.26He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”27“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”28Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

Proverbs 26:4Do not answer a fool according to his folly,or you yourself will be just like him.5Answer a fool according to his folly,or he will be wise in his own eyes.

1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

Proverbs 29:Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath. 9 If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 18:6 A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.7 A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

Proverbs 10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.21 The lips of the righteous feed many,

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. We know we aren’t to judge others if we do not choose our words wisely we could be judging them.

James 4:11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

Matthew 12:36-37 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.

Ezekiel 3:18-19 If I say to the wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him—you don’t speak out to warn him about his wicked way in order to save his life—that wicked person will die for his iniquity. Yet I will hold you responsible for his blood. But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Also keep in mind those of the world will hate you. Their reaction to words of truth reveals a lot.

John 15:18-19 If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

Luke 6:26 Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.

There is a time to speak up but also to be silent.

Ecclesiastes 3:7-8 a time to tear and a time to sew; a time to be silent and a time to speak; a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace.

Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do what is good. Seek justice. Correct the oppressor. Defend the rights of the fatherless. Plead the widow’s cause.

John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

Matthew 19:3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5 and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’? 6 “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” 7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?” 8 He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.

Matthew 22:15-22 Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. “Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?

Matthew 12:9-14 Departing from there, He went into their synagogue. And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”–so that they might accuse Him. And He said to them, “What man is there among you who has a sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will he not take hold of it and lift it out?

Psalm 130:3If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,Lord, who could stand?4But with you there is forgiveness,so that we can, with reverence, serve you.

Many times they will judge you by mans standards and not by God’s

Mark 7:1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, 2 and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders; 4 and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they cleanse themselves; and there are many other things which they have received in order to observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers and copper pots.) 5 The Pharisees and the scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat their bread with impure hands?” 6 And He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 7 ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’

Luke 8:9 His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,“ ‘though seeing, they may not see;though hearing, they may not understand.

Luke 11:11 And it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, that when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.

Matthew 10:14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

Our mouth can save or condemn us.

Written by Lee Stevenson , sorry I am not the best editor.

Mouth can condemn or save

Very soon things are going to change. There will be those causing divisions in the congregations and we have to be very careful. We are very near our deliverance. We know what is about to occur and the mouth is a powerful weapon that will be used against us. We need to be prepared. Watching what we say is very important. It can save or condemn us. We will need to be careful what we so to blood relatives and spiritual relatives.

If we use or tolerate abusive speech or obscene language it is saying something about ourselves. What comes out of our mouths should build others up. We should not be gossiping or murmuring about others. We should not be listening to those who do bad mouth others or gossip. It is destructive and self serving. The bible says not to even associate with such people because they are divisive.

Another type of abusive speech which I have seen people use is they will ask the same question different ways. If you answer even slightly different they would use that as evidence to say you are lying or being deceptive. No one remembers things perfectly. It is unreasonable to expect someone to. This is not a proper use of a person’s mouth it is deceptive and only harms others. The bible says let no deception be found in us. If someone keeps doing that then ask them why they keep asking the same question over and over? It puts them on the spot.

We need to be careful of those who complaining or bragging and associating with those who do. It could draw us away we need to stay focused. If they murmur or gossip about others be cautious associating with them. We should keep in mind Korah and how his murmuring cost the lives of many. The things we speak should build unity and peace. Korah was aware of the errors Aaron and Moses made. It was God who placed them in their positions. It was not Korah’s position to remove them which is what he tried to do. His pride got the best of him and he wanted to lead Israel , which was in opposition to God. We should not speak ill of others especially our spiritual leaders. They are directly accountable to God.

If we have confronted a gossiper or someone who appears to be getting caught up in the world and our spiritual relative seems to be getting worse you may bring it to the attention of an elder so they can deal with it in an appropriate manor. Unfortunately in times past it sometimes took confronting them in front of others to get their attention. Now more then ever we will need to learn to forgive because many are coming into the truth and have much to learn, we need to be patient with them and teach them and help them grow. If someone is going about revealing things told to them by someone who trusted them was said then they cannot be trusted to keep matters confidential and we should be careful. We have to stop and think, if they have no qualms in revealing confidential talk and gossip why are they doing that. Are they seeking attention? Are they trying to smear the persons reputation. Are they doing the same thing to you and others? Gossiping and revealing private conversations causes divisions. People doing these things only cause divisions. These people act very kind and try to get on others good side and even

I have seen others murmur about those who were struggling and depressed because of hard times. This is not how it should be. We should be comforting them and be a support for them. Jesus was always being tried and they even tried to kill him often and he still took time to listen to people and comfort them. speak of these things as if they are concerned. We need to be very careful of these ones they can easily draw us in. If someone gossips or whispers about others we should avoid them. It causes strife, jealousy, anger and many other bad things. God does not approve of back biters and we risk becoming one if we associate with them. We should not go on the defense when we are a victim of such things but react appropriately so they may be saved.

If we jump conclusions based on a rumor it could come back to bite us. We should talk to the person ourselves. If we share that rumor and it proves to be false it will smear our reputation. Keep in mind if the truth does not come out Jehovah knows the truth and if the rumor is a lie you will made yourself a liar in Jehovah’s eyes.

What comes out of our mouths and our friends mouths should be for building peace and unity. We should encourage those who are having a rough time. We should correct those in an appropriate way if they are speaking things the should not be speaking.

If we are disciplined we need to accept it and see it for what it is. A loving parent disciplines a child because they wish them no harm and know their course of action if it continues can bring a lot of misery on themselves and even harm. The discipline is for our own good so we should give respect to the one disciplining us.

What we say could smear our heavenly fathers good name and even cause his name to be spoken of in a bad way. If our behavior does not match what we are teaching then we could be smearing God’s good name. If we claim to love God and Jesus but we lie, we are deceptive, and say things we should not say how would that reflect on God? Jesus told the pharisees their father was Satan and said Satan was the creator of the lie. Surely we would not want to lie and choose Satan as our father in doing so.

Now more then ever we need to stay focused on spiritual things. We should do to others as we would want them to do to us. If we have a bad day and may lose our temper how good do you feel when you have been forgiven by the person you offended. If someone offends us shouldn’t we also let them know we love them by forgiving them?

We need to prepare ourselves mentally and spiritually because it is going to get much worse. We know this system is about to collapse and Satan and those who chose his side are only going to accuse us more. We have to be very careful what we say and who we say it to. Violence is rampant on the earth and so is hatred. We could bring harm on ourselves or others if we are not careful what we say. Others may try to distort what we say to use it against us. Remember the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one.

If we choose to follow Jesus then we will also be treated as he was. We know we are very near the end of this system and Satan and his people will turn on us just as they did Jesus. Jesus was innocent and look at the things that were said about and to him. Keep in mind God knows what they are doing is wrong and he will deal with them. He hates lies also, and finds it detestable. Keep in mind who is behind the bad speech. Jesus suffered the persecution and left us an example of how we should deal with it.

We need to be very careful associating with those who do not produce the fruits of the spirit but are displaying the fruits of Satan and those who reject our heavenly father. Many of us will be isolated and will have to depend mainly on Jehovah for our support so we need to draw as close as we can to him now. The things occurring can rob us of our happiness and health. If someone seems to have a form of godly devotion but are not producing good fruit we should be cautious. Those producing good fruits will strengthen and build others up and not tear others down.

It is more important then ever to take God’s word in now because we are at a turning point and things are going to change very soon. We will need Jehovah more then we ever have before. So we need to put on the complete armor of God. This involves having an accurate knowledge of the truth, trying our best to have a good standing with our heavenly father, sharing the good news, we need to have faith in the future promises and God’s ability to fulfill what he has promised. We have to have an accurate knowledge of how salvation has and will occur by putting God’s words in our hearts. We must pray continually, especially now in these times even little decisions can go bad with all the corruption and Satan’s attacks. We must keep awake especially now. We should not tolerate those speaking bad of others. It is a sign of arrogance which we know Jehovah does not like. We must be cautious about those who make presumptions. Presumptuousness is to do something unwarranted or without a right to. So if they are seem arrogant or over assertive we may want to be careful.

When we listen to others we should not jump to false conclusions or make false assumptions we may say something we regret. Often times it may have been a miss understanding or as in my case I sometimes do not clearly say what I am thinking and it may come out wrong. With social media apps misunderstandings are very common because often times it is difficult to get a person thoughts across clearly. I am myself working on not jumping to conclusions and trying to ask for clarification on before I assume the worst.

The bible warns us about talking a lot. Look at it this way the more you talk the better chance you have of something not coming out the way you meant or even worse you say something you should not have said. It could hurt others. Our speech should promote unity not strife and conflict. We all need to weigh what we say cautiously. If we are speaking things that are not of God it is Satan’s thoughts we are thinking or saying we need to do our best to correct it. If it is someone else then we need to be careful associating with them. Those who refuse to correct their behavior will be dealt dealt with by Jehovah. Things are rapidly winding down now more then ever we need to make sure what we say would be acceptable to God and will up-build others, promote peace and unity. So what we say can either save us and draw us closer to God or it can condemn us and even cost our lives as violence and hatred increases.

(Luke 6:45) 45 A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of his wicked [treasure]; for out of the heart’s abundance his mouth speaks. . .

(Mark 7:17-23) . . .. 18 So he said to them: “Are YOU also without perception like them? Are YOU not aware that nothing from outside that passes into a man can defile him, 19 since it passes, not into [his] heart, but into [his] intestines, and it passes out into the sewer?” Thus he declared all foods clean. 20 Further, he said: “That which issues forth out of a man is what defiles a man; 21 for from inside, out of the heart of men, injurious reasonings issue forth: fornications, thieveries, murders, 22 adulteries, covetings, acts of wickedness, deceit, loose conduct, an envious eye, blasphemy, haughtiness, unreasonableness. 23 All these wicked things issue forth from within and defile a man. . .

(James 1:26, 27) 26 If any man seems to himself to be a formal worshiper and yet does not bridle his tongue, but goes on deceiving his own heart, this man’s form of worship is futile. 27 The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world.

(Matthew 12:36, 37) 36 I tell YOU that every unprofitable saying that men speak, they will render an account concerning it on Judgment Day; 37 for by your words you will be declared righteous, and by your words you will be condemned.”

(Colossians 3:8-11) 8 But now really put them all away from YOU, wrath, anger, badness, abusive speech, and obscene talk out of YOUR mouth. 9 Do not be lying to one another. Strip off the old personality with its practices, 10 and clothe yourselves with the new [personality], which through accurate knowledge is being made new according to the image of the One who created it, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, foreigner, Scyth′i·an, slave, freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.

(Ephesians 4:28-32) . . .. 29 Let a rotten saying not proceed out of YOUR mouth, but whatever saying is good for building up as the need may be, that it may impart what is favorable to the hearers. 30 Also, do not be grieving God’s holy spirit, with which YOU have been sealed for a day of releasing by ransom. 31 Let all malicious bitterness and anger and wrath and screaming and abusive speech be taken away from YOU along with all badness. 32 But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave YOU.

(2 Timothy 2:14-17) . . .. 15 Do your utmost to present yourself approved to God, a workman with nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of the truth aright. 16 But shun empty speeches that violate what is holy; for they will advance to more and more ungodliness, 17 and their word will spread like gangrene. Hy·me·nae′us and Phi·le′tus are of that number.

(Proverbs 17:9) 9 The one covering over transgression is seeking love, and he that keeps talking about a matter is separating those familiar with one another. . .

(2 Timothy 2:23-26) 23 Further, turn down foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing they produce fights. 24 But a slave of the Lord does not need to fight, but needs to be gentle toward all, qualified to teach, keeping himself restrained under evil, 25 instructing with mildness those not favorably disposed; as perhaps God may give them repentance leading to an accurate knowledge of truth, 26 and they may come back to their proper senses out from the snare of the Devil, seeing that they have been caught alive by him for the will of that one.

(Luke 23:8-10) . . .. 9 Now he began to question him with a good many words; but he made him no answer. 10 However, the chief priests and the scribes kept standing up and vehemently accusing him

(Jude 16-21) 16 These men are murmurers, complainers about their lot in life, proceeding according to their own desires, and their mouths speak swelling things, while they are admiring personalities for the sake of [their own] benefit. 17 As for YOU, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to YOU: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, proceeding according to their own desires for ungodly things.” 19 These are the ones that make separations, animalistic [men], not having spirituality. 20 But YOU, beloved ones, by building up yourselves on YOUR most holy faith, and praying with holy spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love, while YOU are waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view. . .

(1 Corinthians 1:10) 10 Now I exhort YOU, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that YOU should all speak in agreement, and that there should not be divisions among YOU, but that YOU may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought.

(Ephesians 4:1-6) 4 I, therefore, the prisoner in [the] Lord, entreat YOU to walk worthily of the calling with which YOU were called, 2 with complete lowliness of mind and mildness, with long-suffering, putting up with one another in love, 3 earnestly endeavoring to observe the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace. 4 One body there is, and one spirit, even as YOU were called in the one hope to which YOU were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all [persons], who is over all and through all and in all.

(Luke 17:3, 4) 3 Pay attention to yourselves. If your brother commits a sin give him a rebuke, and if he repents forgive him. 4 Even if he sins seven times a day against you and he comes back to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him..

(Galatians 2:11-14) 11 However, when Ce′phas came to Antioch, I resisted him face to face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before the arrival of certain men from James, he used to eat with people of the nations; but when they arrived, he went withdrawing and separating himself, in fear of those of the circumcised class. 13 The rest of the Jews also joined him in putting on this pretense, so that even Bar′na·bas was led along with them in their pretense. 14 But when I saw they were not walking straight according to the truth of the good news, I said to Ce′phas before them all: “If you, though you are a Jew, live as the nations do, and not as Jews do, how is it that you are compelling people of the nations to live according to Jewish practice?. . .

(Hebrews 12:9-11) 9 Furthermore, we used to have fathers who were of our flesh to discipline us, and we used to give them respect. Shall we not much more subject ourselves to the Father of our spiritual life and live? 10 For they for a few days used to discipline us according to what seemed good to them, but he does so for our profit that we may partake of his holiness. 11 True, no discipline seems for the present to be joyous, but grievous; yet afterward to those who have been trained by it it yields peaceable fruit, namely, righteousness.

(1 Thessalonians 5:12-15) 12 Now we request YOU, brothers, to have regard for those who are working hard among YOU and presiding over YOU in [the] Lord and admonishing YOU; 13 and to give them more than extraordinary consideration in love because of their work. Be peaceable with one another. 14 On the other hand, we exhort YOU, brothers, admonish the disorderly, speak consolingly to the depressed souls, support the weak, be long-suffering toward all. 15 See that no one renders injury for injury to anyone else, but always pursue what is good toward one another and to all others.

(2 Peter 2:2, 3) 2 Furthermore, many will follow their acts of loose conduct, and on account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, with covetousness they will exploit YOU with counterfeit words. But as for them, the judgment from of old is not moving slowly, and the destruction of them is not slumbering.

(Galatians 5:16-21) 16 But I say, Keep walking by spirit and YOU will carry out no fleshly desire at all. 17 For the flesh is against the spirit in its desire, and the spirit against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, so that the very things that YOU would like to do YOU do not do. 18 Furthermore, if YOU are being led by spirit, YOU are not under law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, and they are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, 20 idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects, 21 envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning YOU, the same way as I did forewarn YOU, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s kingdom

(Luke 6:31) 31 “Also, just as YOU want men to do to YOU, do the same way to them.

.(Revelation 12:8-12) . . .. 9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! 11 And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. 12 On this account be glad, YOU heavens and YOU who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to YOU, having great anger, knowing he has a short period of time.”

(Acts 24:5-8) 5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow and stirring up seditions among all the Jews throughout the inhabited earth and a spearhead of the sect of the Naz·a·renes′, 6 one who also tried to profane the temple and whom we seized. 7 —— 8 From him you yourself can by examination find out about all these things of which we are accusing him.”

(John 15:18-21) 18 If the world hates YOU, YOU know that it has hated me before it hated YOU. 19 If YOU were part of the world, the world would be fond of what is its own. Now because YOU are no part of the world, but I have chosen YOU out of the world, on this account the world hates YOU. 20 Bear in mind the word I said to YOU, A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute YOU also; if they have observed my word, they will observe YOURS also. 21 But they will do all these things against YOU on account of my name, because they do not know him that sent me.

(Proverbs 6:16-19) 16 There are six things that Jehovah does hate; yes, seven are things detestable to his soul: 17 lofty eyes, a false tongue, and hands that are shedding innocent blood, 18 a heart fabricating hurtful schemes, feet that are in a hurry to run to badness, 19 a false witness that launches forth lies, and anyone sending forth contentions among brothers.

(1 Peter 2:21-23) 21 In fact, to this [course] YOU were called, because even Christ suffered for YOU, leaving YOU a model for YOU to follow his steps closely. 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth. 23 When he was being reviled, he did not go reviling in return. When he was suffering, he did not go threatening, but kept on committing himself to the one who judges righteously.

(2 Timothy 3:1-5) 3 But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, self-assuming, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3 having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4 betrayers, headstrong, puffed up [with pride], lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godly devotion but proving false to its power; and from these turn away.

(James 3:17, 18) 17 But the wisdom from above is first of all chaste, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, not making partial distinctions, not hypocritical. 18 Moreover, the fruit of righteousness has its seed sown under peaceful conditions for those who are making peace. . .

(Galatians 5:22-24) 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 mildness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus impaled the flesh together with its passions and desire.

(Ephesians 6:10-13) 10 Finally, go on acquiring power in [the] Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11 Put on the complete suit of armor from God that YOU may be able to stand firm against the machinations of the Devil; 12 because we have a wrestling, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13 On this account take up the complete suit of armor from God, that YOU may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after YOU have done all things thoroughly, to stand firm.14 Stand firm, therefore, with YOUR loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and with YOUR feet shod with the equipment of the good news of peace. 16 Above all things, take up the large shield of faith, with which YOU will be able to quench all the wicked one’s burning missiles. 17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word, 18 while with every form of prayer and supplication YOU carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit. And to that end keep awake with all constancy and with supplication in behalf of all the holy ones, 19 also for me, that ability to speak may be given me with the opening of my mouth, with freeness of speech to make known the sacred secret of the good news

(Psalm 101:5) Anyone slandering his companion in secrecy, Him I silence. Anyone of haughty eyes and of arrogant heart, Him I cannot endure.

(Proverbs 25:8-10) 8 Do not go forth to conduct a legal case hastily, that it may not be a question of what you will do in the culmination of it when your fellowman now humiliates you. 9 Plead your own cause with your fellowman, and do not reveal the confidential talk of another; 10 that the one listening may not put you to shame and the bad report by you can have no recall.

(Matthew 18:15-17) 15 “Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go lay bare his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, in order that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17 If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.

(Proverbs 20:19) He that is going about as a slanderer is uncovering confidential talk; and with one that is enticed with his lips you must have no fellowship

(Romans 16:17-20) 17 Now I exhort YOU, brothers, to keep your eye on those who cause divisions and occasions for stumbling contrary to the teaching that YOU have learned, and avoid them. 18 For men of that sort are slaves, not of our Lord Christ, but of their own bellies; and by smooth talk and complimentary speech they seduce the hearts of guileless ones. 19 For YOUR obedience has come to the notice of all. I therefore rejoice over YOU. But I want YOU to be wise as to what is good, but innocent as to what is evil. 20 For his part, the God who gives peace will crush Satan under YOUR feet shortly. May the undeserved kindness of our Lord Jesus be with YOU. . .

(Jude 16) 16 These men are murmurers, complainers about their lot in life, proceeding according to their own desires, and their mouths speak swelling things, while they are admiring personalities for the sake of [their own] benefit.

(Isaiah 5:21) 21 Woe to those wise in their own eyes and discreet even in front of their own face. . .

(Proverbs 15:2) The tongue of wise ones does good with knowledge, but the mouth of the stupid ones bubbles forth with foolishness.

The things that comes out of a person mouth should be up building and comforting.

(Proverbs 25:11) 11 As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.

(Proverbs 11:2) Has presumptuousness come? Then dishonor will come; but wisdom is with the modest ones.

(James 1:19) Know this, my beloved brothers. Every man must be swift about hearing, slow about speaking, slow about wrath;

(2 Corinthians 12:20) For I am afraid that somehow, when I arrive, I may find YOU not as I could wish and I may prove to be to YOU not as YOU could wish, but, instead, there should somehow be strife, jealousy, cases of anger, contentions, backbitings, whisperings, cases of being puffed up, disorders

(Proverbs 10:19) 19 In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression, but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly. . .

Many try to hide God’s name, we are to make it known. We should avoid those who do not acknowledge his name. It is his unique name and the name of the only true God.

(Hebrews 13:15) Through him let us always offer to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips which make public declaration to his name

(Romans 10:10) For with the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation.

(Ephesians 4:1-6) 4 I, therefore, the prisoner in [the] Lord, entreat YOU to walk worthily of the calling with which YOU were called, 2 with complete lowliness of mind and mildness, with long-suffering, putting up with one another in love, 3 earnestly endeavoring to observe the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace. 4 One body there is, and one spirit, even as YOU were called in the one hope to which YOU were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all [persons], who is over all and through all and in all.

(1 Peter 4:15-19) 15 However, let none of YOU suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 But if [he suffers] as a Christian, let him not feel shame, but let him keep on glorifying God in this name. 17 For it is the appointed time for the judgment to start with the house of God. Now if it starts first with us, what will the end be of those who are not obedient to the good news of God? 18 “And if the righteous [man] is being saved with difficulty, where will the ungodly [man] and the sinner make a showing?” 19 So, then, also let those who are suffering in harmony with the will of God keep on commending their souls to a faithful Creator while they are doing good.

(2 Timothy 2:23-26) 23 Further, turn down foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing they produce fights. 24 But a slave of the Lord does not need to fight, but needs to be gentle toward all, qualified to teach, keeping himself restrained under evil, 25 instructing with mildness those not favorably disposed; as perhaps God may give them repentance leading to an accurate knowledge of truth, 26 and they may come back to their proper senses out from the snare of the Devil, seeing that they have been caught alive by him for the will of that one.

(James 1:26, 27) 26 If any man seems to himself to be a formal worshiper and yet does not bridle his tongue, but goes on deceiving his own heart, this man’s form of worship is futile. 27 The form of worship that is clean and undefiled from the standpoint of our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself without spot from the world. . .

(Matthew 16:22, 23) . . .” 23 But, turning his back, he said to Peter: “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me, because you think, not God’s thoughts, but those of men. . .

(Colossians 2:8) 8 Look out: perhaps there may be someone who will carry YOU off as his prey through the philosophy and empty deception according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ;

(Proverbs 6:12-15) 12 A good-for-nothing man, a man of hurtfulness, is walking with crookedness of speech, 13 winking with his eye, making signs with his foot, making indications with his fingers. 14 Perverseness is in his heart. He is fabricating something bad all the time. He keeps sending out merely contentions. 15 That is why suddenly there will come his disaster; in an instant he will be broken, and there will be no healing. . .

(Matthew 12:36) I tell YOU that every unprofitable saying that men speak, they will render an account concerning it on Judgment Day;

(Romans 12:17-21) 17 Return evil for evil to no one. Provide fine things in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, as far as it depends upon YOU, be peaceable with all men. 19 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but yield place to the wrath; for it is written: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, says Jehovah.” 20 But, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing this you will heap fiery coals upon his head.” 21 Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good.

Love is God’s law not a command.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

Love is the law. It is not a command but a law. Commands in the bible were to be obeyed, but the laws had a higher meaning because not only were they to be obeyed but they were revealing a quality about God that we should try to imitate. Laws are commands but also carry a quality of God with them meaning if we want to imitate God then we need to make that a quality we have.

Things we must do to fulfill the law of love. The bible tells us that out of faith , love and hope love is the greatest of them. One of the fruits of the spirit is Love so being able to love is a gift from God. The bible tells us to love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.

The bible tells us love does not look for it’s own interest, and does no wrong to anyone. The bible tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are to love our enemies. Anyone can love those who love them. But we need to imitate God’s example. He loved man so much he gave his only begotten son as a ransom for man. This provided a way for our sins to be forgiven and those who died could be resurrected. Would we have enough love that we would give our life for another as Jesus did? God did not force Jesus to give his life for us he did it willfully.

Love hates what is bad but we do not hate the person. So if someone wrongs us we can hate what they do but we are not to hate them. Jesus instructed us to forgive our enemies and pray for them. If they are hungry or thirsty to provide for them.

In 1 Corinthians the bible gives a perfect description of love. (1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. 6 It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.) When someone wrongs us, we should not get provoked easily. God was very very patient with Israel and they wronged him many times. He gave them time to correct their error before he punished them for not repenting. Love endures all things I have found is very true. I have learned to love everyone even my enemies and with all the corruption and bad going on whenever someone wrongs me, it still hurts, it is frustrating and may make us angry but by forgiving them we are showing our love and it prevents us holding onto those negative emotions which can drag us down. Love does not look out for it’s own interest. Again anything we do for others cannot top what God and Jesus have done for man. So we should do our best to look out for the interest of others. Studies have shown people who are selfish and only look out for themselves and their own interest have high rates of mental illness , especially depression.

The bible says God is love and Jesus stated he only did what he saw his father do. So he perfectly reflected God’s image. So if we do our best to imitate Jesus then we will know what love is. There were times love had to take corrective actions. God disciplined those he loves. Just as children are disciplined so they will not ruin their own lives or harm themselves God disciplines those he loves. So when someone is doing something that we care about that would displease God wouldn’t it be the loving thing to do if we let them know what God would want them to do and take appropriate action based on their response and how God would want us to react? If they repent we are to forgive them. If they continue in their sin then the bible tells us to hand them over to Satan. In other words we should not associate with them and we should be careful in our dealings with them. Our love for God and Jesus must come first.

My favorite part about love is not even death can separate us from the love of Jesus and the love of God.

Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to anyone. That’s why it fully satisfies all of God’s requirements. It is the only law you need.


Galations 5:14For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.


1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


1 Peter 4:8 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.


Galations 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Romans 18:8 Pay all your debts except the debt of love for others—never finish paying that! For if you love them, you will be obeying all of God’s laws, fulfilling all his requirements. 9 If you love your neighbor as much as you love yourself you will not want to harm or cheat him, or kill him or steal from him. And you won’t sin with his wife or want what is his, or do anything else the Ten Commandments say is wrong. All ten are wrapped up in this one, to love your neighbor as you love yourself. 10 Love does no wrong to anyone. That’s why it fully satisfies all of God’s requirements. It is the only law you need.

Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Matthew 5:43 “There is a saying, ‘Love your friends and hate your enemies.’ 44 But I say: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way you will be acting as true sons of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust too. 46 If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even scoundrels do that much. 47 If you are friendly only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even the heathen do that. 48 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Proverbs 17: 17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

(Hebrews 12:4-6) 4 In your struggle against that sin, you have never yet resisted to the point of having your blood shed. 5 And you have entirely forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not belittle the discipline from Jehovah, nor give up when you are corrected by him; 6 for those whom Jehovah loves he disciplines, in fact, he scourges everyone whom he receives as a son.”

(Proverbs 3:11, 12) 11 My son, do not reject the discipline of Jehovah, And do not loathe his reproof, 12 For those whom Jehovah loves he reproves, Just as a father does a son in whom he delights.

(Romans 8:36-39) . . .” 37 On the contrary, in all these things we are coming off completely victorious through the one who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guarding your heart.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

We guard our hearts by knowing what God would want us to do and put it first. We cannot please man and God. We can deceive others, maybe even ourselves but God can read our hearts and knows our true intentions. This is why the bible tells us not to lean on our own understanding. It is also why the bible tells us not to trust our hearts because it is deceptive and desperate.

Because we are imperfect we need to learn what the will of God is and put his laws in our hearts and let him guide us. We write his word on our hearts be obeying it and letting it guide all we do even in the little things such as choosing friends. When the bible tells us bad associations ruin useful habits do we scoff at the scripture and mock God, or do you write it on our hearts and let him teach us how to choose our friends?

As we learn what Gods word it will expose our short comings. Instead of hardening our hearts we need to let Jehovah’s word guide us on over coming our err. If we have made errors his word gives us instructions on what we should do to set things straight. The bible tells us it is sharper then any two edged sword able to judge the attitude of the heart. So when we read God”s word it will reveal things we may need to work on. If we share God’s word with someone, the way they react can tell us their heart condition. If we have friends who are lax when it comes to certain scriptures because they seem minor then we may want to be careful. Remember the bible said those who are disobedient in the least is disobedient in the most. This is because those little things get us to drop our guard and often times is used by Satan and his angels of light to draw people away from pure worship.

We must guard our heart by putting God’s word in them and even paying heed to scriptures that may seem like little things. If we get involved in gossip, criticizing or making fun of people, or talking negatively about people it can damage our relationship with God and harden our hearts. We need to watch what we speak about because we could start developing a bad heart.

We need to keep in mind Jesus is king in heaven right now. When we make friends or discuss things with others we should think would Jesus think or behave this way. Would Jesus have this person as a friend or associate? We should ask ourselves what would Jesus want me to do?

The little things leave the door open for Satan. For example if we get angry easy and hold onto anger instead of forgiving others like the bible tells us to, it could harden our hearts and make them non receptive to bible truths. If someone shares a teaching different then what we have been taught do we research our bible to make certain of what we heard is true and what we believe or what someone else has just taught you is true? If you react angrily, try to shame someone or even try to find their flaws when they show you something in the bible that is not what you were taught to believe, this is telling you something because Jesus and the apostle never acted this way when challenged. They used God’s word to prove what they believed. Those who refuse to listen to Jesus or look to see if what he was saying was true but held onto their false beliefs were spiritually blind and deaf. This led to them eventually torturing and killing Jesus. The bible tells us some have entertained angels and did not know it. What if it was an angel and God sent them to show you bible truths and you reacted in such a way? The bible tells us to look at God’s word and verify all we have heard. Many do not study the bible because they said it contradicts itself. It does not contradict itself it is the false teachings that are rampant in the world making the bible appear to contradict itself.


Proverbs 21:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

1Samuel 16:But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”


Ecclesiastes 12:The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.


1Chronicles 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.


Ephesians 6:6 Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,


Hebrews 4: 12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.


Ephesians 5:13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14This is why it is said:
“Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.” 15Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
We have to remember God knows our true motives.


Proverbs 2:2All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.


Proverns 4:20My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
We also need to speak to God in prayer to guard our hearts.


Philipians 4:Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
If we get caught up with the things of the world and the thongs incthe world we lose our ability to discern what Gods will is. We should apways test and meditate what Gods will is.


Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.



Collossian 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
We all sin so we must continue to read and apply Gods word so we can continue to grow.


1John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
Our hearts are very deceptive so we should never trust it to guide us but remember to put Gods word in our hearts and let it guide us.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
We must seek God with our whole hearts. So we must trust him completely then you will know him.


Jeremiah 29:13You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Psalm 119:11 have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
If we want to be kept safe in these last days we cannot trust our own thoughts but let God guide us.


Proverbs 28:26Those who trust in themselves are fools,
but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.


Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
God will blesscus if we learn to fully trust him to guide our hearts.


Paslms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Fear God not man.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

I am going to discuss why we should not fear man and how it can cause us to lose faith and blind us.

We must fear God and not man if we want God’s protection. Fear of man cannot only cause us to lose favor with God it can blind us to paths God has put in place for us. Most fear blinds us, except reverential fear of God opens our eyes. Many have a fear of retribution. This is the wrong type of fear. God is a God of mercy and knows we are imperfect. It is our faith and our willingness to give up sin as we read his word and it shows us areas we need to work on so we do not sin. If we were perfect and did not sin then God would not have had to have the bible written to guide us and teach us how to be aware of our sins and how to overcome them. The bible tells us the ransom does not cover those who sin deliberately after learning about a sin they may be committing because they are doing it deliberately. This does not mean if we slip once in a while we are not covered by the ransom, it means when we plan ahead for sin knowing what we are doing is wrong. We we do such things it is very important to stop because there is know ransom for those who continue to sin knowing it is wrong. Those are the ones who have a fear of retribution. Those who continue to grow spiritually and overcome their sin daily are the ones who enjoy the reverential fear. This fear is more a fear of not wanting to cause God’s heart to be hurt by our disobedience.

Fear of losing wealth and our belongings can give us a fear of man. Fear of God will give us life.

We have to remember that man may be able to kill us but God can undo anything they do, no one can undo those Jehovah destroys.

If we do not know God how can we have faith. We must read his word and apply it or we will not learn and develop our faith and we will shrink back to destruction. God has always protected his people and provided for them. Not a single promise he had made went unfulfilled. We have have faith the future promises he made will be kept.

No matter how tough things get God will give us the strength to endure. Why worry about wealth we cannot take it with us when we die. The bible says the world is passing away and so is it’s desire very soon many of the people and material things of this world will be gone soon. If we put our faith in those instead of God then what do we have left when this is all gone?

We must put on the complete suit of armor from God to keep fear of man from ensnaring us. This involves praying, studying God’s word, applying what we have learned and letting it guide us until it becomes habit and we automatically know what to do. We have to be persistent in prayer. Sharing his word with others also works as a protection. It helps build our faith and helps us to remember his word.

Wealth cannot protect us the way God can. We have the example of Daniel and his friends when he was thrown into the fiery furnace. He would not bow to the idol and went against the kings orders. So the king ordered the furnace be made extremely hot. The furnace was so hot the men who put Daniel and his companions in it died from the heat. God sent angels to protect them. They were protected so well that even the smoke from the furnace did not touch their clothes.

All these things will be gone soon. We know we are in the last days, chances are many of us will lose things we have worked hard for. We need to decide are we going to fear man and gain the world which results in death or fear God and live. This is all temporary but the treasures in heaven no one can take from us. So we should work towards storing up treasures in heaven.

The bible warns the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. The bible also tells us few would enter the narrow gate. We enter the narrow gate by putting our trust in Jesus, obeying the commands and laws he gave us when he made the new covenant, and doing our best to imitate him. Don’t be afraid to enter the narrow gate that leads to life. God will repay each of us for our work. We also have to believe Jesus was the ransom sacrifice, he was resurrected and is now sitting on the heavenly throne waiting to save all those who remain loyal and faithful to him and God.

Many fear death but if we are loyal and faithful to God and Jesus we do not have to fear death because the righteous will experience a resurrection of life. What hope do those who do not want to know God and Jesus have? God will not forget all the work we have done in trying to serve him.

We do not have to fear because very soon God will set matters straight and all God’s enemies will be gone. Only those who had faith and loved the one true God will remain forever. If we only put our faith in the things we can see those will perish soon then what do we have left? Faith is required by God, we cannot see him or the future promises but by completely trusting him and not being afraid even of death we are putting our faith in the things we cannot see. The things we cannot see will not perish.

We are in the last days. Many of us will suffer just as the apostles did, but God will guard our hearts and give us real peace through it all. The bible says many will survive the great tribulation. The suffering will not last long because we are told Jesus will cut it short.

(Proverbs 22:1-5) 22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth; To be respected is better than silver and gold. 2The rich and the poor have this in common: Jehovah made them both. 3The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself, But the inexperienced keep right on going and suffer the consequences. 4 The result of humility and the fear of Jehovah Is riches and glory and life. 5Thorns and traps are in the crooked man’s path, But whoever values his life keeps far away from them.

(Proverbs 29:25) 25Trembling at men is a snare, But the one trusting in Jehovah will be protected.

(Matthew 10:28) And do not become fearful of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Ge·hen′na

(John 5:25-29) 25“Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live. 26For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to do judging, because he is the Son of man. 28Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(Hebrews 10:35-39) 35Therefore, do not throw away your boldness, which will be richly rewarded. 36For you need endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the fulfillment of the promise. 37For yet “a very little while,” and “the one who is coming will arrive and will not delay.” 38“But my righteous one will live by reason of faith,” and “if he shrinks back, I have no pleasure in him.” 39Now we are not the sort who shrink back to destruction, but the sort who have faith for the preserving of our lives.

(Philippians 4:10-13) 10I rejoice greatly in the Lord that now at last you have renewed your concern for me. Though you were concerned about me, you lacked opportunity to show it. 11Not that I am saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be self-sufficient regardless of my circumstances. 12I know how to be low on provisions and how to have an abundance. In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to do without. 13For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power..

(1 Timothy 6:. 6To be sure, there is great gain in godly devotion along with contentment. 7For we have brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out. 8So, having food and clothing, we will be content with these things..


(Acts 20:31-35) 31Therefore keep awake, and bear in mind that for three years, night and day, I never stopped admonishing each one of you with tears. 32And now I entrust you to God and to the word of his undeserved kindness, which word can build you up and give you the inheritance among all the sanctified ones. 33I have desired no man’s silver or gold or clothing. 34You yourselves know that these hands have provided for my own needs and the needs of those with me. 35I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way, you must assist those who are weak and must keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, when he himself said: ‘There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.’”

(Ephesians 6:10-20) 10Finally, go on acquiring power in the Lord and in the mightiness of his strength. 11Put on the complete suit of armor from God so that you may be able to stand firm against the crafty acts of the Devil; 12because we have a struggle, not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places. 13For this reason take up the complete suit of armor from God, so that you may be able to resist in the wicked day and, after you have accomplished everything, to stand firm. 14Stand firm, therefore, with the belt of truth fastened around your waist, wearing the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having your feet shod in readiness to declare the good news of peace. 16Besides all of this, take up the large shield of faith, with which you will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows. 17Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word, 18while with every form of prayer and supplication you carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit. And to that end stay awake, constantly making supplication in behalf of all the holy ones. 19Pray also for me, that the words may be given to me when I open my mouth, so that I may be able to speak boldly in making known the sacred secret of the good news, 20for which I am acting as an ambassador in chains, and that I may speak about it with boldness, as I ought to speak.

(Daniel 6:18-22) 18The king then went to his palace. He passed the night fasting and refused any entertainment, and he could not sleep. 19Finally at the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ pit. 20As he got near the pit, he called out to Daniel with a sad voice. The king asked Daniel: “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God whom you are continually serving been able to rescue you from the lions?” 21Daniel immediately said to the king: “O king, may you live on forever. 22My God sent his angel and shut the mouth of the lions, and they have not harmed me, for I was found innocent before him; nor have I done any wrong to you, O king.” 23The king was overjoyed, and he commanded that Daniel be lifted up out of the pit. When Daniel was lifted up out of the pit, he was completely unharmed, because he had trusted in his God..

(Acts 7:54-60) 54Well, at hearing these things, they were infuriated in their hearts and began to grind their teeth at him. 55But he, being full of holy spirit, gazed into heaven and caught sight of God’s glory and of Jesus standing at God’s right hand, 56and he said: “Look! I see the heavens opened up and the Son of man standing at God’s right hand.” 57At this they cried out at the top of their voices and put their hands over their ears and rushed at him all together. 58After throwing him outside the city, they began stoning him. The witnesses laid down their outer garments at the feet of a young man called Saul. 59As they were stoning Stephen, he made this appeal: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60Then, kneeling down, he cried out with a strong voice: “Jehovah, do not charge this sin against them.” And after saying this, he fell asleep in death.

(John 5:25-29) 25“Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live. 26For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also to the Son to have life in himself. 27And he has given him authority to do judging, because he is the Son of man. 28Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

(2 Corinthians 5:6-10) 6So we are always of good courage and know that while we have our home in the body, we are absent from the Lord, 7for we are walking by faith, not by sight. 8But we are of good courage and would prefer to be absent from the body and to make our home with the Lord. 9So whether at home with him or absent from him, we make it our aim to be acceptable to him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of the Christ, so that each one may be repaid according to the things he has practiced while in the body, whether good or bad.

(Isaiah 2:2-4) 2In the final part of the days, The mountain of the house of Jehovah Will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, And it will be raised up above the hills, And to it all the nations will stream. 3And many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, To the house of the God of Jacob. He will instruct us about his ways, And we will walk in his paths.” For law will go out of Zion, And the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem. 4He will render judgment among the nations And set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, Nor will they learn war anymore.

(Matthew 5:5) 5“Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth

.(Psalm 37:27-29) 27Turn away from bad and do what is good, And you will remain forever. 28For Jehovah loves justice, And he will not abandon his loyal ones. ע [Ayin] They will always be guarded; But the descendants of the wicked will be done away with. 29The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

(Revelation 2:6, 7) 7Let the one who has an ear hear what the spirit says to the congregations: To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’
(Matthew 6:19-24) 19“Stop storing up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal. 20Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22“The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is focused, your whole body will be bright. 23But if your eye is envious, your whole body will be dark. If the light that is in you is really darkness, how great that darkness is! 24“No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot slave for God and for Riches..

(Matthew 7:13, 14) 13“Go in through the narrow gate, because broad is the gate and spacious is the road leading off into destruction, and many are going in through it; 14whereas narrow is the gate and cramped the road leading off into life, and few are finding it.


(2 Thessalonians 1:6-12) 6This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for you. 7But you who suffer tribulation will be given relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels 8in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. 9These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 10at the time when he comes to be glorified in connection with his holy ones and to be regarded in that day with wonder among all those who exercised faith, because the witness we gave met with faith among you. 11To that very end we always pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling and with his power perform completely all the good that he pleases and every work of faith. 12This is so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you and you in union with him, according to the undeserved kindness of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ..

(Matthew 6:33, 34) 33“Keep on, then, seeking first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you. So never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Each day has enough of its own troubles.

(Philippians 4:4-9) 4Always rejoice in the Lord. Again I will say, Rejoice! 5Let your reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; 7and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste, whatever things are lovable, whatever things are well-spoken-of, whatever things are virtuous, and whatever things are praiseworthy, continue considering these things. 9The things that you learned as well as accepted and heard and saw in connection with me, practice these, and the God of peace will be with you.


(2 Peter 3:8-13) 8However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed. 11Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, consider what sort of people you ought to be in holy acts of conduct and deeds of godly devotion, 12as you await and keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah, through which the heavens will be destroyed in flames and the elements will melt in the intense heat! 13But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

God desires none to be destroyed, it hurts his heart.

Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.

God does not take pleasure in the destruction of anyone. People wonder why God does not just destroy the wicked. There are a couple of reasons. One is because he desires none to be destroyed so he is patient with them giving them a chance to repent. God always warns those who are doing bad and causing misery and suffering before he destroys them. Those God will destroy are deliberately ignoring his warnings. So the choice is theirs. Even those who worship God will ignore his warnings until it is too late and the destruction is upon them. The fact that destruction has not come on the wicked yet indicates there are still sheep to be found.

Abraham questioned Gods judgment, even though God can read their hearts and we cannot. He knows whether people will change or not. He was patient with Abraham and even gave Abraham time to learn that his judgment was righteous. God said if there was even ten righteous persons found he would not destroy Sodom.

God loves us so much he gave has only begotten son as a ransom to provide the way for us to achieve forgiveness and life. Does this seem like the actions of a cruel God? If we want to conquer the world we must learn to love as God does. There are many who won’t even acknowledge God and what he did for man. Many believe just because someone is nice it is ok for them to not believe in God. God gave his only begotten son as a ransom for all people. If they do not want to accept that ransom sacrifice by acknowledging what God has done for us then they have made their choice when the day of judgment is here. God has given them more then enough time to acknowledge the great things he has done for man and what Jesus has done. If they cannot find it in their heart to bring glory to God who has been so merciful then why should they be covered by the ransom. Why should God even acknowledge them if they do not acknowledge him and the things he has done? By associating with them we are telling God we believe it is ok for people to no accept what he and his son has done for man. We are given free will to choose what path we want to take. Those who do not love God and reject him have made their choice. God does not want them to be destroyed but it is the lack of people listening to God and it is because man leans on their own understanding that has brought the world to the condition it is in now. So those who choose not to let God guide them are by their actions saying Satan was right that we do not need God to guide us, and teach us. The state the world is in we can see that is not true we need God.

There are some who claim that the suffering people experience is God punishing them. That is ridiculous. The cause is mans sinful nature, some of our suffering is from others sins, some is from our own sins. Also man does not have the foresight and wisdom God has. We have thoroughly proven we can not make it without God. The farther man gets from God the worse things are getting. We are seeing the climax of the rebellion in the Garden of Eden. Those who are refusing to let God guide them and to obey God are contributing the the bad state the world is in right now. If God did not destroy those who put their faith in man instead of God the new paradise earth would not be possible. God does not want to destroy the wicked he has to in order for the original purpose for the earth to be fulfilled.

Some get caught up in acquiring material things which comes with a lot of stress in maintaining and keeping them. Families have been broke apart because the desire for money out weighed their desire to know God and they put money first in their life. If they do not value God they will not value family the way they should. Many have left greed overtake them resulting in others having to live in poverty.

God’s thoughts are higher then ours. We are imperfect humans. Those of us who except this fact will be looked down on by those who’s hearts have been hardened. Gods thoughts are higher then ours. Jesus perfectly reflected his heavenly father. God seated him on the throne in heaven. We can be certain , his judgment will be righteous and he will set matters straight very soon. The bible teaches we are to view others as superior to us and we are to put the interest of others before out own. Jesus set the example when he washed the disciples feet. This was a job usually done by servants. Jesus knew after he died and was resurrected he would be seated on the heavenly throne as a king at the time he did this. This tell you something about God also, because Jesus stated he did what he had seen his father do. The greed and poverty caused to others because of the greed would not occur of others had the same attitude as Jesus.

It is loving on God’s part to destroy those who have hardened their hearts. How could we have peace and happiness if the wicked are allowed to continue? It is their wickedness that is ruining the earth. If a person had a disease would you leave the disease in the body until it overtook and destroyed the whole body? Well if God does not destroy the wicked they would eventually ruin the whole earth. Would a loving God leave that occur? If you was a parent and had a child would you leave abusers continue to harm the child because you did not want the abuser harmed? If the wicked are left on the earth then there would be no way to restore the earth to a paradise because they would continue to ruin it.

To have true peace in these perilous times we need to listen to Jehovah. Let his word guide and protect us. In doing so it will keep us from losing site of our future hope. We need to take in God’s word and heed his warning to protect our hearts. As we learn and share the bible truths if we do not see the person changing and growing spiritually we may want to be cautious their heart may be hardened. There are those who appear to have a form of godliness or appear to have a form of godly devotion just as the pharisees did. We need to be very careful because they were compared to angels of light. Satan has been called an angel of light because he can easily deceive people leading them off into destruction.

It is not easy to worship God with your whole heart and whole soul if you have been taught things all your life that do not agree with what the bible teaches. We have to completely change our thinking often times. Some things are deeply entrenched and have become habit and take time to overcome. If you read a scripture and it may hurt you conscience causing confusion, you should ask yourself why? Is it possible my mind is in conflict because what I have been taught does not agree with what the bible is saying. By making certain of all you have been taught it prevents the angels of light from deceiving you. Do you reject any teaching that does not agree with what you have been taught. If so have you ask why the teaching may have caused you mental conflict or caused you to get upset? Many rejected Jesus because he was telling them what they needed to hear and not what they wanted to hear. Are you asking to have your itchy ears scratched. The closer we get to the new system the more important it is to make sure our worship is pure in God’s eyes and not mans. If we are not willing to make certain of what we have been taught and challenge what we have been taught how can we worship with our whole heart and whole soul? Jesus and the apostles wanted people to question things and wanted them to verify what they have heard by looking deeper into God’s word. They did not want people to just accept the things they were being told. We are to trust God with our whole hearts if something we have learned and believed all our life seems to conflict with the bible we should believe God’s word over what we have been taught, in doing so we are trusting God over man or the angels of light. We have to keep in mind those angels of light would deceive many , especially in the last days. In Isaiah we learn God rejected Israel because he said their hearts were far removed from him. They feared him based on commands of men they had been taught and not based on God’s word. A sign you have been deceived is when the worship is more based on tradition and the elementary things of the world ? The bible tells us to keep our minds focused on the things above. Many of the traditions and doctrine taught now days draws attention not to things like the heavenly kingdom and God’s glory but they focus on the physical things of the world which is passing away.

If all these things will be gone soon should we not focus on storing up treasures in heaven and focus on the things we cannot see like the heavenly kingdom and what it will do for the earth? All the things of this world including the traditions and doctrine that have been taught by man will be gone soon and so will those who refused to let them go. God requires exclusive devotion and the glory belongs to him. Why should we practice traditions that give glory to idols, images or mythical characters? Those very things have gotten Israel in trouble with God. If we are practicing traditions of man that God would not approve of like those in Jeremiah chapter 10 did, then we are in opposition to God because we are not worshiping him with our whole heart and whole soul. God called us to him to glorify him and not the things of the world or people of the world. His people are known by his name. Would we want people to think our God is more a material God then a spiritual one. All we do should bring God glory and draw their attention to his mercy, his power, and his love so we do not smear his good name. We are told we cannot drink of the cup of the devil and the cup of God at the same time. Our worship of God must be pure, all we do should bring God glory, not images or mythical characters.

Each life that has to be destroyed hurts God’s heart. Wouldn’t it be better if we brought joy to God through our actions and helped others learn to worship him in truth so they will not be destroyed. Jesus used the parable of one lost sheep to indicate that there is a lot of joy in heaven over just one sinner repenting. Can you imagine the joy they feel if we can teach and guide others to repent and to worship God with their whole heart and whole soul.

(1 Corinthians 10:20-24 20 No; but I say that what the nations sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers with the demons. 21 You cannot be drinking the cup of Jehovah and the cup of demons; you cannot be partaking of “the table of Jehovah” and the table of demons. 22 Or ‘are we inciting Jehovah to jealousy’? We are not stronger than he is, are we? 23 All things are lawful, but not all things are advantageous. All things are lawful, but not all things build up. 24 Let each one keep seeking, not his own advantage, but that of the other person.)

(Isaiah 43:6, 7  6 I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth,  7 Everyone who is called by my name And whom I created for my own glory, Whom I have formed and made.’). ,

(Acts 15:16, 17) 16 ‘After these things I will return and raise up again the tent of David that is fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the men who remain may earnestly seek Jehovah, together with people of all the nations, people who are called by my name, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, , 18 known from of old.’

(Ezekiel 33:11) 11Tell them, ‘“As surely as I am alive,” declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, “I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that someone wicked changes his way and keeps living. Turn back, turn back from your bad ways, for why should you die, O house of Israel?”.

(2 Peter 3:8-10) 8However, do not let this escape your notice, beloved ones, that one day is with Jehovah as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. 9 Jehovah is not slow concerning his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with you because he does not desire anyone to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance. 10But Jehovah’s day will come as a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar, but the elements being intensely hot will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be exposed.


(Matthew 24:36-42) 36“Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For just as the days of Noah were, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 38For as they were in those days before the Flood, eating and drinking, men marrying and women being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, 39and they took no note until the Flood came and swept them all away, so the presence of the Son of man will be. 40Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 41Two women will be grinding at the hand mill; one will be taken along and the other abandoned. 42Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

(2 Peter 3:5-7) 5For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of wat