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Humanity sheltering a child, Memorial to Edith...

Humanity sheltering a child, Memorial to Edith Cavell, St Martin’s Place London

I have come to realise that mankind’s distrust of each other, hinders and prevents us from becoming all that we were meant to be. We erect walls that prevent us from being more open with each other. What if we learnt to be less judgmental? Many folks believe people are out to get them or take what they have. I do realise we are sometimes justified, in feeling this way. Thanks to the bad and reprehensible actions of some thoughtless humans in the forms of break-ins, other forms of violence, malicious gossips and the like. These people are usually under the influence of some other power. We can forgive you know, it takes time for the hurt and pain to go away, its a process, but it can be done.We can’t do this work by ourselves. My prayer is that we become softer and gentler on each other. Everyone is out to get someone these days. I see it daily. Do you realise my friends that the earth has untapped resources? Some miracles are waiting to be discovered. For you to receive a miracle, you have to recognise it first. We are always waiting on God, some things we must do as humanity. Are we ready to put away our selfish mentality, gimme this, gimme that, me first. The church is not exempt from these practises, some of my brethren have hurt me too. There is work to be done, roll up your shirt sleeves and let elbow grease do the talking. If you think you’re in trouble, by this I mean this generation,just think about the youths of tomorrow. Love and blessings….XOXO

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Hi there,

Hope everyone is doing great.The weather is doing its job,It’s snowing outside and I’m happy and grateful to be warm inside.I’m not angry with mother nature at all, the snow is needed.

Snow Cat

Listening to one of my favorite artists aww…such bliss! So I’ve prayed and prayed some more, done lots of work on myself to get to this point in my life.Truthfully there was a time when I didn’t think I would make it.The last years have been extremely tough on me and my kids. I’ve handled so many insults as I developed and fought for this career.Everyone has their own journey but my message to young women is to establish yourself, get your dreams and ambitions underway first before you embark on mother hood and marriage. If you don’t know who you are? You have no reason being in a committed relationship.I tried compromising,I tried many things but that never worked for my marriage.I had to start all over rafter everything I had worked for imploded, not fun but by the grace of God he sustained me.

I was in a store some weeks ago and Beyoncé’s music was  blasting through the speakers.I tell you this in all seriousness,I heard this one line she was singing about being here and making an impression.It spoke to my heart in such a way that I knew I was meant to hear it.You are here too, no reason to play small.Seize the moment there will be no none else like you ever again, go for it.I speak for myself too.I came from a small village in the Caribbean, some things conspired to bring me thus so far.Namely tenacity, drive, obedience,family and timely help from certain individuals.The truth of the matter is that without God’s intervention none of this  would be possible.We can only do so much on our own.I give God the glory everyday for what he’s doing in my life!

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When I was younger I looked for love , what I found was not long lasting.I embarked on a campaign these past years to love myself .I believe love will find me this time,I don’t need to chase after it.I believe when we are ready good things will begin to happen.I’m not saying to be passive and wait, there is work to do always but when you’re ready what ever you’ve been earnestly working towards will find you. I honestly believe that,I’m not trying to be anyone else I have a platform and I’m just going to flow. The world is crying out for real men and women to stand up and be brave.There are too many empty hurting souls littering the landscape of existence.Can’t you tell? I’m not a Wounded Bird No More! 

So be you always,it will bring so much rewards into your life!

J

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I alluded to the issue of soul ties earlier this week when I posted in the article “Sexuality, a blessing or curse.”  The Urban dictionary defines ‘soul ties as a spiritual or emotional connection you have to someone after being intimate with them, usually engaging in sexual intercourse. To the point that when you want to be rid of them from your mind and your life, even when you are far away from them and out of their presence you still feel as if they are a part of you… Causing you to feel un-whole…’. Soul tie is a God idea, when carried out per his instructions it leads to mutually beneficial relationships. It was intended to bring blessing and joy into our lives. Every person is a living soul “and the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul “Genesis 2:7.

Circular knitting on a circular needle

 God made Eve to be a companion to her husband, in God’s kingdom two is better than one. In our own relationships I’m sure we are all grateful for our spouses and children etc, I’m lumping here all human relationships .They help to bring meaning, provide comfort and sustain us as we journey through life. We have soul- ties with all these individuals, but like everything else God has made beautiful the interloper comes and destroys or changes things around. Its Satan counterfeit ties that are running amok and trying to destroy all that is beautiful in the world, Satan cannot succeed if we don’t corporate with him. Mankind has to stop seeing each other as the enemy and unite to expose the real enemy.

If you read the Bible you won’t find the term soul tie but instead you’ll come across choices as knit together, one with another, one flesh, and members of one another and so on. Essentially they all mean the same thing soul tie.The Hebrew word for “knitted”: means “to weave.” Other times, the word is translated “to cover, screen, or protect.” Knitting also means companion. As I said previously two are better than one, God in his wisdom instituted the concept of two becoming one. Joining together has certain privileges and benefits a union is a strong bond; the Bible enforces this principle throughout the scriptures. Deuteronomy 32:30 “one have chased a thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight. 

 Remember we are all living souls so all our relationships involve some association of the soul. I’m writing on spiritual matters and we are getting to the bit on sexual soul ties but I would be remiss if I don’t shed light on the other soul tie connections. The soul is from God, so it is a conduit or pathway to spiritual things. We know that there is the negative or positive spiritual(or supernatural. When we are living according to God’s divine agenda and obedient to his word it’s more difficult for the enemy to enter. The Christian is not exempt from demonic manipulation unless a person adheres to Godly instruction he is just as open to attack as the ungodly. One’s will, mental, spiritual and emotional capacity is tied into our soul. We are made in the image and likeness of God and were created to interact with our creator and the rest of his subjects.                                                                                         

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Examples of Soul connections or ties:

As a group of people

Judges 20:11 “So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city knit together as one man” (having one common purpose).

Romans 12:5 “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another” ( the body of Christ, one people) 

Through friendships

1st Samuel 18:1 “And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.” 

Brothers and sisters within the Body –

Colossians.2:2 “That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.”

A man and his wife

Genesis 4:1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived” (One of the most binding ties, its core is spiritual in nature but many enter into this relationship unawares of its significance).

Parent and children ties-

Genesis 37:34 “Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.  All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son in the grave.” So his father wept for him.

(Parents are the first individuals that nurture and love children. Our formative years are spent in the care of these people who love and teach us the basics and foundational requirements for living. Everything else we learn in life is an additional layer. Loss and death involves more than grief, it is the actual severing of a soul tie hence its painful nature. Divorce also presents with the same implications because the souls are so intertwined with each other damage is done to the lives when they break apart).

Bonding is happening at many levels, these are just a few, and many types exist in other social contexts and institutions. Soul ties can be polluted and become toxic; if all was well we’d all be free of problems. There are many examples of destructive soul ties and many Biblical examples proving this issue has been prevalent with mankind for generations. They persist largely because of ignorance, our careless and selfish natures and primarily because of our lose lifestyles. Many people are in bondage today and it’s by prayer and sometimes fasting God can and will intervene to break the ungodly soul ties. This is too wide a topic to get into all at once so I’m focusing on the sexual aspect of the ties.

Caribbean, the Caribbean Sea, more than 7,000 ...

You know in the Caribbean we say “old fire stick easy to catch.” What it means is that previous lovers make up back after some time apart from each other. Sometimes whole families are caught up in the tangled mess as the soul ties are so strong. It literally forces the couple involved to leave their inhibitions behind and their morals to fly out the window. Their sense of right and wrong is severely impacted, and many wonder how they could be so callous. Considering they have children and separate lives, but unbeknownst to onlookers these men and women are tied together or bound in the spiritual realm. It’s an unseen bond but its binding nevertheless. How did this occur? The moment a man enters into a woman’s body he is connected to her on many levels. He has entered into her spirit and she, his because their sexual organs are gateways, to their spirit man. I’m here to debunk the theory today that ‘old fire stick catching easy.’ What’s catching old affairs and bringing them back together is the old soul tie that has not been dealt with and broken off.

 

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I want to make my blog more interactive, informative, engaging and exciting this year.Tired of living small,I intend to portray and highlight the things that matter most to me.Poetry,human right issues, different cultures, profiles of individuals and many more topics are on the agenda, so lets get started.A burning desire for teaching and delving into the unvarnished truth of the gospel burns in my heart.So follow me this year on Twitter, join my blog Wounded Bird No More.WordPress  and locate me on Facebook. Lets grow and change together.I never said I was perfect, I do learn from my mistakes though, I want to be better for myself in 2013 but also for my readers and fans, to you! 

Please send me your suggestions,inbox me, leave a comment.Would love to hear from you sincerely.Thanks so much.

I pray that all our lives will bear good fruit this year!

Joszann

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December 28, 2012

Purpose: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Destiny:the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.The hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.

It’s possible to know God and still fail in life. Sin and disobedience wreaks havoc on a man’s ultimate purpose. Our destiny requires some decision-making on our part, we must choose some things. Biblical examples include, Sampson, King David, Joseph, Daniel and Adam among many others. When we experience failure, how we move forward is determined to some extent by our choices .Sometimes we have to motivate ourselves, to keep on going. All of the above examples met with failure at some point in their lives, it’s their attitude that determined the final outcome. If you are not sure who you are any prevailing will blow you in any direction. Most of you are young and everything looks good now; generally the young never prepare for their future and I’m not just speaking financially. Some of the relationships you refuse to abort; some of those friendships you are involved in currently will ultimately destroy you. Many hear of relationships and they think family or loved ones. Hey what about business, church, groups, clubs, social media and the list is exhaustive.

Many people never take the time to reason or evaluate situations for themselves. I want to show you an example with the first couple. Before I do though I want to caution some of you, God has warned you before but you have not listened. Judas was appointed to be the betrayer, of Jesus “while I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled” John 17:12 There are some things in the spirit that we will never understand. Everything God made has ears; even the mountains read Matthew 21: 21. Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it dried up, why? The fig tree heard him speak the command. The morning has ears; the universe is in constant communication with its creator. There are really no secrets, when you think about the things of the spirit. To some of you this might sound way off, but how would you know, you’ve never invested time with God. Some of you might say a person doesn’t have an official title don’t worry, its religion speaking. Did most of the people in the Bible have a title? When God chooses it’s obvious. God has his ways of doing things; he uses things that might seem foolish to you.

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ

English: John the Baptist baptizing Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Someone might look insignificant to you but you don’t know why God has chosen them to do his work. I read a true story recently this associate pastor saw the general pastor stealing funds from his church, and one day he tried the same thing. The Holy Spirit convicted him immediately .The associate Pastor response “was well so and so was doing it”. The Holy Spirit said to him,” that man has already gotten his reward on earth.” “You have a different calling” so the man repented of his sins. Even in the body of Christ there are some individuals who are there for a specific reason, they are the ones God will use like Judas to bring about his ultimate purpose. Why these individuals behave in such a fashion if Jesus came to redeem the whole of mankind? The problem originates in people’s hearts, who knows hearts only the Lord does? Some pastors are not on their way to heaven, it’s the truth and we know it. If you study the good book you’ll find this out for yourself. And Jesus said “then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” Matthew 7:23. We serve the same God oh I take my pursuit of God seriously.

Adam did not know who he was; his major mistake was that he suffered from an identity crisis. He couldn’t teach Eve what he didn’t understand. God had given him everything he ever needed. When you have to scrape and fight and claw your way to get something from God you appreciate it when he finally gives it to you or you are a fool. Like Jacob his life had been characterized by struggle it came to a head when he wrestled with the angel. “He struggled with the angel and finally overcame him; he wept and begged for favor” Hosea 12:3-4.Adam loved his wife to distraction, like many men love and lust can render them unstable and unbalanced. Do you know that Adam failed in his life’s purpose; the real shame is that he lived to be 930 years. “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died” Genesis 5:5.

The Bible never told us that Adam accomplished anything other than becoming a father after his exit from Eden. Do we get how much 930 years is, contemporary man has never lived to see these ages. God pronounced death on Adam and his wife,” But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” Genesis 2:17.From the day they disobeyed they were the walking dead. Imagine 930 years on the earth and he has accomplished nothing. You guys want to play with God, go ahead.

Death doesn’t always mean actual dying, God has many ways of killing a man yet he lives. Can you imagine how frustrated and unfulfilled Adam must have felt at the end of his life? Recent tragedies of individuals who have attained lofty heights are still on the periphery of our minds. Do you know who else played with God? Original bad boy, he has been sentenced to roam for ever until that day he burns in hell fire. Need I say more, God is a being, he has a presence, he is the creator of heaven and earth and all that dwells within them, and he is the king of all spirits. You can’t outsmart him; I dare you to try, if Lucifer didn’t win, what are your chances? Peace and blessings!

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a very special time of year. People suddenly become more happy and joyful.It is a time when hope in humanity is rekindled and everyone looks towards the new year with a renewed sense of purpose.I pray that as we celebrate we would help someone  outside our regular circles enjoy this December.

May your season be filed with good cheer, great tidings, peace  and love. In this season “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you” James 4:8.

Even though 2012 might have been challenging for many of us we look towards the holidays and beyond to 2013.As we celebrate the birthday of  the kings of  kings  let us invite him in to partake of his birthday feast.Do you know you have been privileged  to enjoy this holidays, many who began the year are no longer with us.

I want to acknowledge my sister Joan St.John,who passed this year, may her soul rest in peace.

This holiday is a bittersweet reminder of the preciousness of life.Let our hope be continually in God, trusting that  he will be forever merciful to humanity.

 

Joszann St.John

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Change

“Discern and treasure anything or anyone that energizes and motivates you” Mike Murdock.

Sometimes we have to look outside ourselves for motivation and encouragement, many sources can benefit us in this regard.

It is important to surround oneself with a  mentor. Mentor-ship is necessary if we are to grow and develop in this life.You don’t have to book coaches to gain their wisdom and knowledge.Read their books,I have heard Mr. Murdock say this time and time again.It works! Even Jesus had a mentor, [he said he does what he sees his father doing] John 5:19.

Many people don’t read, knowledge is to be found in books.I want to challenge my readers this holiday season to read a book.Who knows when you begin you might not want to stop ever.To books!

I personally believe the world would be a better place if more of us took the time to read.It’s not just about reading though, we need to reason, weigh certain things for ourselves.Inspiration and motivation over the years has become a global movement everyone is a poet, and a lyricist.So what has it achieved for us? We need power outside our selves to keep us motivated, to keep us reaching,to bring about permanent change in our societies and to improve on what we currently have.We are one of the richest generations of all times but we are broke in many areas of our lives.Unable to solve a host of problems and constantly going around in circles  is this generation.I look around and see many numb individuals,  living from one day to the next.Some of us have given up, dead men walking, no future , no prospects, no hope.The bird does not sing outside our window anymore, he’s caged up. Apathy,no I did not just say that.A tragedy comes around and jolts us for a second and then we go right back to plodding along.I wonder if  most of us ever think of tomorrow? I wonder if we think about what our children are about to inherit? I wonder if we think about the environment? What is morality and who cares anyways? What is right and what is wrong the lines are blurred,or maybe I’m just confused.I tell you there are more questions than answers.Before you define me, I’ll tell you who I am? I’m simply a human being!

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