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peppercorns 2Black pepper is one of the more common spices in the world today. It is a basic ingredient in most meat and savory dishes around the globe. The fruit grows on a dark green climbing vine. Its’ white flowers form spikes that develop into small, green berries. The fruits or peppercorns as they are called turn red as they ripen. Peppers are some of the oldest spices in the world, originating in India at least 4000 years ago. In Sanskrit, India’s oldest language the spice was referred to as pippeli. By the time Latin was developed the word was translated to piper, eventually becoming Pepper in the English language.

As people traveled small batches of pepper trickled into the Mediterranean area. Initially brought over by the Arabs who bought spices from trade caravans they soon ended up in Europe. As a unique trait pepper has an unmistakably strong smell. Europeans welcomed its advent, by then it was the most expensive spice ever sold in the world .By 400 B.C. ancient Rome was sold out on pepper. The spice was employed both as medicine and as a flavoring in food. Its lucrative nature prompted the Roman Emperor Domitian to build a spice market in the Roman Forum around A.D. 90. He named the primary road leading into the market Via Piperatica or Pepper Way.

The world’s largest importer of pepper is the United States. Annual figures for the worlds pepper market is about 500 million dollars. Peppers are used in many dishes including stews, soups pickles and marinades, you name it the list is exhaustive. People use it to sprinkle and flavor their foods. A meat lover especially of the juicy steak knows that the black peppercorn enhances their food. Pepper came to the Caribbean via the slave trade, eventually becoming a small cash crop on certain islands.

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Historical figure, just love the stories of people achieving victorious feats even in the face of adversity.I have studied her work briefly in school .I came across her again this morning.Take a listen, inspiring!

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Time and time again the Bible cautions us to abstain from sexual immorality. “You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things” Acts 15:29.From the earlier paragraphs we understand that sex ‘the joining of flesh’ is for the married couple. When God speaks numerous times on a particular subject there is always a reason for it. We have to understand why we get involved in certain things, and why we do what we do. The age old sentiment that it feels good should be thrown out the window. Feelings get us into trouble more times than we can count. What God is doing in this season is pulling back the veil he wants you to know. When you are in the know you can make better choices and you’ll save yourself from repeated heartache.

Sexuality has been used as a tool to entrap many throughout the ages. In fact many people are trapped in sexual bondage and don’t even know it. You say how can that be? I want you to come with me on a spiritual journey. Leave the realm of the physical for a moment. The spiritual realm is the most important realm, everything you see operates in the spiritual realm first before it becomes real. The Bible says that “as it is written… before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” Romans 4:17.Everything exists with God, something can’t come from nothing, we came from somewhere (the mind of God). Those that want you to believe you have evolved are misguided. Your body is a wonderfully crafted work of love and art, built essentially for you to enjoy the physical realm. The Bible states in Matthew 22:30 “For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. This scripture verse in essence is saying that angels do not have sex so hence sex is an earthly or human activity. This is an aside but one can infer that angels are operating on a higher frequency of existence that they don’t need physical intimacy to experience pleasure my thoughts.

So we have established there are two realms acting on mankind, the physical, which we see and the spiritual that which is unseen. They are both important and many of us are destroyed for lack of knowledge, Hosea 4:6.It is because we don’t know that Satan and his agents are having a field day with mankind. Spiritual laws and earthly laws exists, we need to get familiar with them. Spiritual laws will always supersede man laws. To learn the spiritual side of the law you need to immerse yourself in the Bible. Satan tricked Eve, and is still operating in the same vein it generations later. Why? We refuse to obey God; we don’t study to become approved. The church community is not exempt either; the devil has entered into the church. We invited him in with open arms because we refused to set a standard for our lives.

I‘m just briefly touching upon some established facts. Do you know that every opening whether on your body or anywhere else for that matter is a doorway or gate. Your sexual organs are doorways, gates into your body and also in the spiritual realm. Many of us got involved with the wrong individuals. Do you know the Spiritual realm sends good packages and bad ones too? We can group the spiritual; realm into two factions the positive which is always God and is good and the negative which is always bad, don’t matter how beautiful it appears. Every human being has an assignment; by association meaning the things of the spirit your assignment can be either good or perverted.  Some of you are with individuals sent by Satan to destroy your life, you don’t know it and your partner sometimes doesn’t know it either.

Your body houses your spirit, if your sexual organs are a gateway that means whatever poison or defilement the agents of Satan cook up for you it will enter. Christians are afflicted too, so how you avoid it? You must be a born again believer, your prayer altar must be intact (prayer and reading of the word), ask God for your divine husband? Please never choose for yourself. If you are a young person and untouched blessings to you, abstain from pre marital sex. You can change the outcome of your destiny because you have the information that will save you from making the mistakes your family members made.

About the evil spirits, they don’t need your permission to afflict you. In fact they are counting on your ignorance. Some of them even defile you in your sleep. So you use condoms, evil spirits enter through locked doors and come into your walls do you think a condom is a match for them? Please don’t be scared, this is not my intention at all. You need to be aware so you can equip yourself and your children. So remember we talked previously about the joining together of two flesh becoming one. Every time you have sex your spirit, soul, and body connects to your partner. It’s not just the connecting part you should be concerned about. Touching denotes transfer; something is always transferred (for another time, in marriage covenants good things transfer like love, feeling of well being etc).

If not sanctioned by marriage the covenant you enter in opens you up to demons from the pits of hell. They are waiting for you to enter illegally, that’s why God said we should not do certain things. Ever see some individuals lives suddenly take a turn for the worse and nobody can explain what is wrong it is demons that entered into that life. They come in many ways but let’s stick with the sexual aspect. When you sleep with John you get his demons and his family demons. A couple of scenarios if he is an unbeliever and never washed in the blood what you think happen? First you have become one with him, whatever is fighting him from his family lineage him now comes unto you. You have also given him yours too, if John was a promiscuous young man back in the day and he sewed wild oats with a bunch of people?  Every person he’s interfered with and their demons are now part of your spirit too. Yes my friend it’s a soup we have entered into in our ignorance. We need deliverance the world is in quite a state; we need Jesus now more than ever before. We can’t fix this mess only his blood can fix this. The idea is floated that in modern times many of us have had multiple partners. It means we are coming into contact with multiple spirits. So for individuals in the sex trades etc do the math.

Next time I will give you biblical instances. It has happened to many prominent figures in antiquity. Samson, Judah, David and his sons, Rahab and the list is exhaustive. I love you this day!

 

 

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Jesus with little one

Sexuality a blessing or a curse

Many times in society we find ourselves tiptoeing around the sensitive subject of sexuality. Our very natures demand that we express our love in the most intimate ways possible.Human beings respond best to stimuli’s whether they be internal or external stimuli. Our senses are direct pathways that aid and abet the processes that occur in all of us. We know the five recognized senses are sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception). I’m saying we have our senses to thank for the many wonderful things we enjoy in life. For example the beauty and enjoyment found in nature, our favorite foods, certain smells that give us pleasure and even recognizing the unique smell of our loved ones. Sexuality is another very gratifying way in which we can enjoy and express the senses. We can’t deny the fact that we need physical pleasure our bodies were designed for it and our environment supports it. Hugs, smiles and kisses are known to alter our moods dramatically. Sexuality encompasses a wide range of emotional stimuli, even during the courting stage of the relationship. Stripped to its bare basics and for all intent and purposes the whole activity seems bent on producing pleasure for those involved. This leads me to think that this is a gift, and what a beautiful gift it is indeed.

The Flirtation

So as I ponder this topic some questions demand answers and solutions. I write on matters pertaining to spirituality. Sex is spiritual in nature, whether you believe it to be so is irrelevant. Everything pertaining to our lives and spiritual nature is mentioned in the Holy Bible; therefore sex is a spiritual activity. Who should engage in the act? What is sexuality? Where did it come from? Is it merely a means to an end? Why does it always involve partnership? The full expression of the sexual act always involves two parties and that’s the definition I’m sticking with.

What is sexuality? 

  • We know it is an activity shared by most species on the planet
  • Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic (sexual) experiences and responses. Human sexuality can also refer to the way someone is sexually attracted to another person ( a basic definition but this will suffice)

We must remember that we are living in a fallen world, before mans fall everything operated in divine order. Sex according to Gods plan is in the confines of marriage and a committed relationship. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” Genesis 2:24. Earlier on I said this activity that man enjoys so much is a gift. Our heavenly father likes to gives us gifts, they only work well when we obey his instruction concerning their use though. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…” James 1:17.Maybe we should start paying close attention to when he speaks because some of the things we have brought upon ourselves could have been avoided, myself included. Sexual intercourse between the bonds of marriage is a pleasurable act of consummation between two committed individuals. God has ordained that we “[be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it]” Genesis 1:28.

RED ROSES

Three powerful concepts I want to bring to your attention. Two flesh becomes one flesh through joining, this signifies almost legal language because the two becoming one it is a type of binding. It suggests a type of contract, partnership whatever you want to call it. You don’t enter into these lightly, do you now?  Secondly he says that we should be fruitful and multiply, so the sexual act is a means whereby this command is carried out and thirdly we are told to subdue the earth. God wanted man to rule and dominate the earth. So we can come to an understanding that the sexual act in itself is not one to be taken lightly. Something that looks so easy from the outside is not so simple when you take it apart and examine it, many layers start to reveal themselves. Wow!

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I woke up this morning with this song playing in my head.I didn’t know this version but I recommend it.Such peace and joy floods my soul.God is so holy, I’m so fortunate to have found him again.I’m nothing without him, for him I gladly live.

 

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A little dose of Andre Bocelli ( in a relaxing kind of mood, its been a long day) always good to listen to great music.

 

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For the past two years I’ve immersed myself in the era of the great depression and the subsequent World War Two.I sincerely believe we are heading in this direction if we are not already there.I crafted my new novel Sonnets In Waking Moments around this era.Please watch if you get a chance, heartbreaking achingly poignant time.The one annoying trait I find about us humans is that we forget easily!

 

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