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I have been tremendously encouraged by the support and love, the fans and readership have shown over the years. Change for the better, is always a good thing. I’m launching my new and updated blog and website soon. It’s a space created with the reader in mind. The new site, is easier to navigate and much more accessible. Everything about me, including  past and current   projects, will be  available to you . This is in essence, a last post of sorts. I hope to have WoundedBirdNoMore.wordpress.com,  up for a while as we move house. Looking forward to your continued support.

Thank you so much!

Yours Sincerely
Joszann St. John

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To Show You My Love!

 

I’m in love with his song, poignant and beautiful!

 

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Dominion!

Previously, I shared some scriptures from Genesis 1:20:28

Figures 012 The Lord confounds the languages o...

Figures 012 The Lord confounds the languages of all the Earth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wanted to look at the words dominion. What is dominion?

Dominion: Sovereignty; control: “man’s attempt to establish dominion over nature.” The territory of a sovereign or government:

Synonyms:

domination – rule – power – reign – authority – control

Dominion was mans first assignment in the earth realm, ‘Rediscovering the kingdom’ By Miles Munroe. I’m primarily concerned with mans original rulership. Strip away everything you know about the modern trappings of society. You are left with just man, man with nothing, man needing God to protect him from the elements. Initially all man had was his spirit, soul, mind and body. In death, we see mankind stripped of everything including the very breath he enjoyed previously. I want you to get the picture of man, dependent on the universe for his very existence. How you say, does that have anything to do with ruler ship? Man is nothing; we have nothing, unless it is given to us by God. You see this naked, defenseless and hopeless, being called man, could not survive with the help of God. The psalmist says “what is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?” – Psalm 8:4. If there are no guns, or weaponry, many of the wars would not be fought. If there was no witchcraft, many people would not have amassed what they have, or be able to destroy others. When we put on the veneer of civilization, we become powerful and think we can do many wicked things against each other. According to my bishop, ‘God is just playing along, ‘he will come so suddenly most people will not even realize what hit them. How many heinous crimes against humanity have been committed using the help of demons?

Mans rulership:

  • God gave man dominion over earth.
  • God gave man dominion over creation and earth,
  • Man was never given dominion over heaven (I shared with you how God came down, when man attempted to build a tower to the heavens at Babel)
  • God never gave man religion, but a relationship.
  • God never promised man heaven, but earth.
  • Man was never given dominion over other men

Man was sent to co partner with God in the earth realm, as God’s representative. God created heaven and earth. He also created spirit beings and fleshy beings (you and me); he decided that we should inhabit different realms. Let’s look at a portion of Psalm 148 “Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created. Angels are created beings; man is made in the image and likeness of God. If we search the meaning of made and created, you will find out that they have different meanings. I’m not going into the root word or Hebrew word, this will suffice, one is an action word and the other is an adjective, so there is some distinction.

Made: (adjective):

Made or formed in a particular place or by a particular process: “a handmade dress”.
Synonyms:

done – made-up

Create: (verb)

 Bring (something) into existence: “he created a lake”; Cause (something) to happen as a result of     one’s actions:
 Synonyms:

make – produce – originate – generate – form – cause
God never gave any man control over any other. Sadly, this is the state of many individuals in the world today. As people are in bondage to this or that, half of the time, they had help in getting themselves in the fix they are in. It’s nothing new, since the beginning of mankind, we have disobeyed God laws, all kind of perversion and chaos has erupted. Many people now believe that is the way things ought to be and that God is dead. Well the devil is a liar. God is not dead and he is intervening in the affairs of man.

Much of the atrocities we are seeing today are being performed by wicked men and women under demonic influence. They believe they can do just about anything they please, including taking lives at will. God is going to deal with them now, and on judgment day. They want to be spiritual movers and shakers without submitting to the power of God. God always chooses who he wants to do his bidding. Adam was an ambassador sent by heaven, but he messed up as many others after him. God sent Jesus to deliver mankind and to restore to us what Adam and eve lost through their carelessness. Jesus preached the message, that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, but most folks don’t understand what he was talking about, even two thousand and more years later. In Europe most people understand the workings of the kingdom system, because they have been a part of that system that gave rise to sovereignty. God instituted the kingdom idea, even though man has taken it and perverted that too. I want to remind us once again of Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

English: Basilica and National Shrine of Our L...

English: Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio – apse mural depicting the glorified Christ and His court in heaven. The Latin is Psalm 118:14; “The Lord is my strength and my praise: and he has become my salvation.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t see, where it says we are to have dominion over each other, maybe I’m reading the scripture, incorrectly. So to those who are doing evil and think God is not seeing you, wake up, he is coming to you personally. Telling me you sending demons to destroy and terrorize people. You stealing and killing, you will answer, every last one of you, don’t worry your day is arriving.
”He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?” Psalm 94:9

 

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Quotes!

Self-Portrait, September 1889, (F 627), Oil on...

Self-Portrait, September 1889, (F 627), Oil on canvas, 65 cm × 54 cm. Musée d’Orsay, Paris. 

“Art is very close to the truth, it is expression, of reality:lived or imagined.” – Joszann St. John 

 

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Quotes…!

Mahatma Ghandi

Mahatma Ghandi

“You must not lose faith in humanity.Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Ghandi

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Some thoughts…!

English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

English: Robert Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

God loves people, he really wants us to love and forgive each other. Forgiveness though, is truly the work of God I tell you. After living for some time, your experiences will be many and varied.I wanted to touch on human emotions briefly .We have to be honest with each other, if we want to see change in society and in our own lives. Some people are quarrelsome.Whether its through demonic interference, or their own personality or a bit of both, it can be scary experience to witness.The sad part though, is that, the individuals who are under this bondage, believe something is wrong with everyone else. I have seen the extreme in human relationships,from one end of the spectrum to the next.Some individuals can be intense. I personally think we all have the capacity to be intense. Some people allow situations to take them to the next level. Anger can transform a human being into something, that is almost unrecognizable. I’m talking about the kind of anger where a persons actual physical face can transform into something else, when they’re having an argument. Very scary…!

I’ve also experienced love, you know someone can love you today and be your enemy tomorrow. Some of us have experienced love and then intense hatred from the men who’ve been our partners. Afterwards,you are left shaking your head,crying and trying to find out the reason why. Somethings we won’t understand, period. Humans are complex beings,I think many of us get bogged down trying to always fix family, fix our friends and others. The saying goes “you can bring a horse to the water,but you can’t force it to drink.” I believe you can love people from afar. Sometimes people are not ready or willing to receive your love, let them go. Some of us need to move on from family and friends.You will give your life trying to fix people, who are selfish and don’t care about you, ultimately.They are killing you with their indifference, for some of you, until you let them go, you won’t go to the next level in your life. I don’t know to whom, I’m speaking today. I’ve been there, loving, giving, trying to understand, praying in the trenches. Moving on doesn’t mean that you don’t care, it means you need to live, to breathe and to be free of their tyranny.It doesn’t mean you’re bitter, though they will say that. In fact your life will improve…dramatically.Turn the situation over to God and leave it with him.Let him work on your heart, learn to forgive and leave the rest alone. No human being can fix another.People have to desire change, its a process that starts from the inside, deep on the heart level.

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Money cash

Words like power, money and control are often bandied about quite casually. If we study the nature of man, we will come to an understanding of how these terms impact every aspect of human life. Man is a consumer; he will always require something as he goes about daily life. He has to find a way to accomplish his desires, and fulfill his needs. The basic need for clothing, food and shelter, compels certain decision making processes. Ultimately we need money, if we are to have even the basics things in life. Money can be a force for good or evil, its dual nature has influenced many people in various ways. One of the lessons the Bible teaches is that “as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one” Romans 3:10. Without the spirit of God in dwelling us it is impossible to live a life that is humanistic and selfless. So the opposite of that, is to try and influence or exert control over others to get our way.

Power is the ultimate tool in the hands of man; there are two powers at work in the earth realm. One is satanic, in the form of the powers of darkness. The other is a force for good, God’s way, the truth and light. Unfortunately, Adam’s and Eve decision in the Garden of Eden placed every human being into the hands of Satan. The only way we can be free of Satan is to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Power can be abused, evil men and women have come up with ways to exert control over others. Satan is the mastermind behind every wicked technology, what he has done is to teach his agents how to rig the world system that is under his directives. The world system of trade and economy represents the Babylonian system of old. It’s the system that gave rise to most of the models we follow today in business etc. Babylon is about greed, control, selfishness, hoarding and amassing to gain leverage and power over others. I’m not attacking the wealthy, all I’m doing is teaching about the systems of the world. God will give me and every other believer what is his to give.God’s system is vastly different from the world system.

Ultimately everything in heaven and earth belongs to God. In the early church, the people came together, as a community of and divided up their wealth so everyone could benefit .The Bible states in Psalm 24:1  The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.. I have taught that the Bible is prophetic; God has divine timing for everything. Nothing surprises him, he has allowed things to come about to serve his own purposes. Every system that has ever been introduced to the world has faltered at some point and died, we can go back through history and study, the rise and fall of many empires and dynasties great examples are the Greek and Roman empires. The world economy is in shambles, people are crying out under the load of debt and poverty, it’s everywhere, and even believers are affected. I spoke to an individual yesterday; he said to me “it’s time the government did something about this.” I said to him, if they could they would. The Bible has said many things concerning money, the book of Ecclesiastes states that “A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things”. From this scripture, the distinction is made, that money, is quite important.

Money

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