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As A Man Thinketh by James Allen Proverbs 23:7 CHAPTER 2

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Chapter Two

Effect of Thought on Circumstances A man’s mind may be likened to a garden,
which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether
cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.

If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein,
and will continue to produce their kind.

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from
weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires,
so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless,
and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right,
useful, and pure thoughts, By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers
that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life.

He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands
with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought forces and mind elements
operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.

Thought and character are one, and as character can only
manifest and discover itself through environment and
circumstance, the outer conditions of a person’s life will
always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.

This does not mean that a man’s circumstances at any given
time are an indication of his entire character, but that
those circumstances are so intimately connected with some
vital thought element within himself that, for the time being,
they are indispensable to his development.

Every man is where he is by the law of his being.
The thoughts which he has built into his character have brought
him there, and in the arrangement of his life there is no element of chance,
but all is the result of a law which cannot err.

This is just as true of those who feel “out of
harmony” with their surroundings as of those who are contented with them.
As the progressive and evolving being, man is where he is
that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the
spiritual lesson which any circumstance contains for him, it
passes away and gives place to other circumstances.

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes
himself to be the creature of outside conditions.
But when he realizes that he may command the hidden soil and seeds
of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then
becomes the rightful master of himself.

That circumstances grow out of thought every man knows
who has for any length of time practiced self-control and
self-purification, for he will have noticed that the alteration
in his circumstances has been in exact ratio with his altered
mental condition.

So true is this that when a man earnestly applies himself to remedy
the defects in his character, and makes swift and marked progress,
he passes rapidly through a succession of vicissitudes.
The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which
it loves, and also that which it fears.

It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations.
It falls to the level of its un-chastened desires and circumstances are the means by
which the soul receives its own.

Every thought seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind,
and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming
sooner or later into act, and bearing its own fruit-age of
opportunity and circumstance.

Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit.
The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner
world of thought, and both pleasant and unpleasant
external conditions are factors which make for the ultimate
good of the individual.

As the reaper of his own harvest,
man learns both by suffering and bliss.

A man does not come to the almshouse or the jail by the
tyranny of fate of circumstance, but by the pathway of
grovelling thoughts and base desires.

Nor does a pure minded man fall suddenly into crime by stress of any mere external force;
the criminal thought had long been secretly fostered in the heart,
and the hour of opportunity revealed its gathered power.

Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.

No such conditions can exist as descending into
vice and its attendant sufferings apart from vicious
inclinations, or ascending into virtue and its pure happiness
without the continued cultivation of virtuous aspirations.

And man, therefore, as the Lord and master of thought, is the maker of himself,
the shaper and author of environment.

Even at birth the soul comes to its own, and through every step of its earthly
pilgrimage it attracts those combinations of conditions which reveal itself,
which are the reflections of its own purity and impurity, its strength
and weakness.

Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Their whims, fancies, and ambitions are thwarted
at every step, but their inmost thoughts and desires are fed
with their own food, be it foul or clean.

The “divinity that shapes our ends” is in ourselves; it is our very self.
Man is manacled only by himself.
Thought and action are the jailers of Fate they imprison, being base.
They are also the angels of Freedom they liberate, being noble.

Not what he wishes and prays for does a man get, but what he justly earns,
His wishes and prayers are only gratified and answered when they harmonize
with his thoughts and actions.

In the light of this truth, what, then, is the meaning of
“fighting against circumstances”? It means that a man is
continually revolting against an effect without, while all
the time he is nourishing and preserving its cause in his
heart.

That cause may take the form of a conscious vice or an unconscious weakness; but whatever it is,
it stubbornly retards the efforts of its possessor, and thus calls aloud for remedy.

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves,
They therefore remain bound.

The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion
can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his
heart is set, This is as true of earthly as of heavenly things.

Even the man whose sole object is to acquire wealth must be prepared to
make great personal sacrifices before he can accomplish his object; and

how much more so he who would realize a strong and well-poised life?
Here is a man who is wretchedly poor.

He is extremely anxious that his surroundings and home comforts should
be improved, Yet all the time he shirks his work, and
considers he is justified in trying to deceive his employer on
the ground of the insufficiency of his wages.

Such a man does not understand the simplest rudiments of those principles which are the
basis of true prosperity, He is not only totally unfitted to rise out of his wretchedness,
but is actually attracting to himself a still deeper wretchedness by
dwelling in, and acting out, indolent, deceptive, and unmanly thoughts.

Here is a rich man who is the victim of a painful and
persistent disease as the result of gluttony. He is willing to
give large sums of money to get rid of it, but he will not
sacrifice his gluttonous desires

He wants to gratify his taste for rich and unnatural foods and have his health as well.
Such a man is totally unfit to have health, because he has not yet
learned the first principles of a healthy life.

Here is an employer of labour who adopts crooked measures to avoid paying the regulation wage,
and, in the hope of making larger profits, reduces the wages of his work people.

Such a man is altogether unfitted for prosperity, And when he finds himself bankrupt,
both a regards reputation and riches, he blames circumstances, not knowing that
he is the sole author of his condition.

I have introduced these three cases merely as illustrative of the truth that man is the cause
(though nearly always unconsciously) of his circumstances, That while aiming at the good end,
he is continually frustrating its accomplishment by encouraging thoughts and desires
which cannot possibly harmonize with that end.

Such cases could be multiplied and varied almost indefinitely, but this
is not necessary the reader can, if he so resolves, trace the
action of the laws of thought in his own mind and life, and
until this is done, mere external facts cannot serve as a
ground of reasoning.

Circumstances, however, are so complicated, thought is so
deeply rooted, and the conditions of happiness vary so
vastly with individuals, that a man’s entire soul condition
(although it may be known to himself) cannot be judged by
another from the external aspect of his life alone.

A man may be honest in certain directions, yet suffer privations.
A man may be dishonest in certain directions, yet acquire wealth.

But the conclusion usually formed that the one man fails
because of his particular honesty, and that the other
prospers because of his particular dishonesty, is the
result of a superficial judgment, which assumes that the
dishonest man is almost totally corrupt, and
honest man almost entirely virtuous.

In the light of a deeper knowledge and wider experience,
such judgment is found to be erroneous.

The dishonest man may have some admirable virtues which the other does not possess;
and the honest man obnoxious vices which are absent in the other.

The honest man reaps the good results of his honest thoughts and acts;
he also brings upon himself the sufferings which his vices produce.

The dishonest man likewise garners his own suffering and happiness.
It is pleasing to human vanity to believe that one suffers
because of one’s virtue.

But not until a man has extirpated every sickly,
bitter, and impure thought from his mind,
and washed every sinful stain from his soul,
can he be in a position to know and declare that his
sufferings are the result of his good, and not of his bad qualities.

And on the way to that supreme perfection, he will have found
working in his mind and life, the Great Law which is
absolutely just, and which cannot give good for evil, evil for good.

Possessed of such knowledge, he will then know, looking back
upon his past ignorance and blindness, that his life is, and
always was, justly ordered, and that all his past experiences, good and bad,
were the equitable outworking of his evolving, yet un-evolved self.

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results.

Bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results.

This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn,
nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this
law in the natural world, and work with it.

But few understand it in the mental and moral world
(though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating),
and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.

Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.
It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself,
with the Law of his being.

The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify,
to burn out all that is useless and impure.
Suffering ceases for him who is pure.

There could be not object in burning gold after the dross had been removed, and perfectly pure and
enlightened being could not suffer.

The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering
are the result of his own mental in-harmony.

The circumstances which a man encounters with blessedness,
not material possessions, is the measure of right thought.

Wretchedness, not lack of material possessions, is the measure of wrong thought.
A man may be cursed and rich; he may be blessed and poor.

Blessedness and riches are only joined together when the riches are rightly and wisely used.
And the poor man only descends into wretchedness when he regards his lot as a burden unjustly imposed.

Indigence and indulgence are the two extremes of wretchedness They are both equally unnatural
and the result of mental disorder.

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being.
And happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a
harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer,
of the man with his surroundings.

A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search
for the hidden justice which regulates his life.

And as he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause
of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts.

He ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress,
and as a means of discovering the hidden powers and
possibilities within himself.

Law, not confusion, is the dominating principle in the universe.
Justice, not injustice, is the soul and substance of life.

And righteousness, not corruption, is the moulding and
moving force in the spiritual government of the world.

This being so, man has but to right himself to find that the
universe is right; and during the process of putting himself right,
he will find that as he alters his thoughts toward
things and other people, things and other people will alter
toward him.

The proof of this truth is in every person, and it therefore
admits of easy investigation by systematic introspection
and self-analysis.

Let a man radically alter his thoughts, and
he will be astonished at the rapid transformation it will
effect in the material conditions of his life.
Men imagine that thought can be kept secret, but it cannot.

It rapidly crystallizes into habit, and habit solidifies into habits of drunkenness
and sensuality, which solidify into
circumstances of destitution and disease.

Impure thoughts of every kind crystallize into enervating and confusing habits,
which solidify into distracting and adverse circumstances.

Thoughts of fear, doubt, and indecision crystallize into
weak, unmanly, and irresolute habits, which
solidify into circumstances of failure,
indigence, and slavish
dependence.

Lazy thoughts crystallize into habits of uncleanliness and
dishonesty, which solidify into circumstances of foulness
and beggary.

Hateful and condemnatory thoughts
crystallize into habits of accusation and violence, which
solidify into circumstances of injury and persecution.

Selfish thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of self- seeking,
which solidify into circumstances more of less distressing.

On the other hand, beautiful thoughts of all crystallize into
habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial
and sunny circumstances.

Pure thoughts crystallize into habits of temperance and self-control, which solidify
into circumstances of repose and peace.

Thoughts of courage, self-reliance, and decision crystallize into manly habits,
which solidify into circumstances of success, plenty, and freedom.

Energetic thoughts crystallize into habits of cleanliness and
industry, which solidify into circumstances of pleasantness.

Gentle and forgiving thoughts crystallize into habits of
gentleness, which solidify into protective and preservative
circumstances.

Loving and unselfish thoughts crystallize into habits of self-forgetfulness for others,
which solidify into circumstances of sure and abiding prosperity and true riches.

A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad,
cannot fail to produce its results on the character and
circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his
circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so
indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

Nature helps every man to the gratification of the thoughts
which he most encourages, and opportunities are
presented which will most speedily bring to the surface
both the good and evil thoughts.

Let a man cease from his sinful thoughts, and all the world
will soften toward him, and be ready to help him.

Let him put away his weakly and sickly thoughts, and lo!
opportunities will spring up on every hand to aid his strong
resolves.

Let him encourage good thoughts, and no hard
fate shall bind him down to wretchedness and shame.

The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations
of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to
you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your
ever moving thoughts.

You will be what you will to be;
Let failure find its false content
In that poor word, “environment,”
But spirit scorns it, and is free.

It masters time, it conquers space; It cows that boastful
trickster, Chance, And bids the tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown, and fill a servant’s place.

The human Will, that force unseen,
The offspring of a deathless Soul,
Can hew a way to any goal,
Though walls of granite intervene.

Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey.

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MAN THINKETH HEART

As A Man Thinketh – by James Allen (Chapter one) – Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)

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Chapter One

7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

The result of meditation and experience is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much written upon subject of the power of thought.

It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that – “They themselves are makers of themselves” by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness.

Chapter One

Thought and Character The aphorism, “As a man thinks in his heart so is he, “not only embraces the whole of a man’s being, but is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life.

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.
As the plant springs from, and could not be without, the seed, so every act of a man springs from the hidden seeds of thought, and could not have appeared without them.

This applies equally to those acts called “spontaneous” and “unpremeditated” as to those which are deliberately executed Act is the blossom of thought, and joy and suffering are its fruits; thus does a man garner in the sweet and bitter fruit-age of his own husbandry.

Thought in the mind hath made us.
What we are By thought we wrought and built.
If a man’s mind hath evil thoughts, pain comes on him as comes the wheel the ox behind.
If one endures in purity of thought joy follows him as his own shadow – sure.

Man is a growth by law, and not a creation by artifice, and cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things.

A noble and Godlike character is not a thing of favour or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with Godlike thoughts.
An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harbouring of grovelling thoughts.

Armory of thought

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armoury of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself.
He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection.
By the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast.

Between these two extremes are all the grade of character and man is their maker and master.

Of all the beautiful truths pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this that man is the master of thought, the moulder of character, and maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny.

As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love, and the lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills.

Man is always the master, even in his weakest and most abandoned state, but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his “household”.
When he begins to reflect upon his condition, and to search diligently for the Law upon which his being is established, he then becomes the wise master, directing his energies with intelligence, and fashioning his thoughts to fruitful issues.

Such is the conscious master, and man can only thus become by discovering within himself the laws of thought; which discovery is totally a matter of application, self- analysis, and experience.

Much searching

Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul.

And that he is the maker of his character, moulder of his life, and the builder of his destiny, he may unerringly prove: if he will watch, control, and alter his thoughts, tracing their effects upon himself, upon others, and upon his life and circumstances; if he will link cause and effect by patient practice and investigation, utilizing his every experience, even to the most trivial, as a means of obtaining that knowledge of himself.

In this direction, as in no other, is the law absolute that “He that seeks finds{{Matthew 7:8}; and to him that knocked it shall be opened”; for only by patience, practice, and ceaseless importunity can a man enter the Door of the Temple of Knowledge.

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To many people the account of genesis, Adam and Eve is just a mere story, mainstream Christians have long considered genesis stories such as Adam and Eve to be allegories.
Many catholic, protestant, and Jewish scholars agree.
They claim that much of Genesis does not agree with History or science what do you think?
Do you believe that Adam and Eve were real people? Is there any evidence to indicate that they really lived on the other hand what are the implications of dismissing the Genesis account as a mere myth?

The Genesis account is scientifically credible

First, let us review the key elements in the account of creation of the first man.
Regarding Adam, the Bible says : GOD proceeded to form the man out of the dust of the earth and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life , and the man came to be a living soul (GEN 2:7) is this statement scientifically credible?
The book Nanomedicine states that the human body is made up of 41 chemical elements.
These basic elements _ carbon, iron, oxygen and others are present in the “dust” of the earth, thus as Genesis states, humans are truly formed out of the dust from the ground.

How did those lifeless building blocks come together to form a living human?
To illustrate the enormity of the challenge, consider the NASA space shuttle, one of the most complex machines ever devised, this technology marvel contains a staggering 2.5 million parts it took team of engineers up to 30 years to design and put it together, now consider the human body it is made up of some 7 octillion atoms, 100 trillion cells, dozens of organs, and at least 9 organ systems.

How did this biological machine of mind boggling complexity and superb structure come to existence, by blind chance or by intelligent design?
More over what makes human live?
Where does the spark of live come from?
Scientist confesses they do not know In-fact they cannot even agree on an acceptable definition of life.

To those who accept the idea of a creator, the conclusion is obvious the source of course is God.

THE GENETIC CLONING

What of the description in Genesis that Eve was fashioned from Adams rib?
(Gen 2:21) before dismissing the account as myth or fantasy consider the following facts: in January 2008 scientist in California USA, produced the world’s first mature cloned human embryos from adult skin cells.

Using similar techniques scientist have cloned at least 20 animals the most famous Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1996 from mammary gland of an adult sheep, what will come of such experiments remains to be seen but the point is this if humans can use biological material from one organism to produce another one of its kind, could not the Almighty creator fashion a human from existing biological material of another human? Interestingly surgeons routinely use the rib bone in re-constructive surgery because of its ability to re-grow and replace itself

The Bible’s Internal Evidence

Some people are surprised to learn that Adam and Eve are mentioned repeatedly throughout the Bible. What light do these references shed on the historicity of the Genesis account? Consider, for example, the Jewish ancestral lists recorded in the Bible and in the Gospel of LUKE 3:23-38.
These remarkably detailed genealogical records span 48 and 75 generations respectively.
Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus Christ, while Chronicles records the royal and priestly ancestral lines for the nation of Israel.
Both lists include the names of such well-known figures as Solomon, David, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, and finally Adam.
All the names in the two lists represent real people, and Adam was the original real person on each list. In addition the Bible presents Adam and Eve as real human beings, not as mythical characters.

Here are some examples:

• “[God] made out of one man every nation of men.” — .
• “Through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus . . . death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses.”— .
• “The first man Adam became a living soul.”— .
• “Adam was formed first, then Eve.”— .
• “The seventh one in line from Adam, Enoch, prophesied also regarding [the wicked].”— .

More important, Jesus Christ, the most credible witness in the Bible, acknowledged the existence of Adam and Eve. When challenged on the subject of divorce, Jesus answered: “From the beginning of creation ‘[God] made them male and female.
On this account a man will leave his father and mother, and the two will be one flesh’ . . . Therefore what God yoked together let no man put apart.”
Would Jesus use an allegory to establish a binding legal precedent? No! Jesus quoted Genesis as fact. Summing up the Scriptural evidence, The New Bible Dictionary concludes: “The New Testament confirms the historicity of the account given in the early chapters of Genesis.”

The Domino Effect

Many sincere churchgoers think that belief in Adam and Eve is not essential to being a good Christian. On the surface, this might appear to be the case.
But let us follow this line of redesigning and see where it would lead us.
Consider, for example, a Bible doctrine dear to the heart of most churchgoers—the ransom.
According to this teaching, Jesus Christ gave his perfect human life as a ransom to save people from their sins.
As we know, a ransom is a payment of a corresponding value to redeem or buy back something lost or forfeited that is why the Bible describes Jesus as “a corresponding ransom.”
Corresponding to what, we might ask? The Bible answers: “Just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.”
The perfect life that Jesus sacrificed to redeem obedient mankind corresponds to the perfect life that Adam lost as a result of the original sin in Eden.
Clearly, if Adam did not exist, Christ’s ransom sacrifice would be rendered completely meaningless. Rejecting or trivializing the Genesis account about Adam and Eve creates a domino effect that undermines nearly every major teaching in the Bible! Such a way of thinking leads to a host of unanswered questions and a faith with nothing to stand on.

Life Meaningful or Futile

Finally, we come to this fundamental question: Does the rejection of the Genesis account satisfy the human need for meaning and purpose in life?
In the view of Richard Dawkins, a leading evolutionist and atheist, the universe has “no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
What an utterly bleak outlook, totally contrary to human nature! In complete contrast

The Bible provides satisfying answers to life’s most pressing questions:
Where do we come from?
What is the purpose of life?
Why is there so much evil and suffering in the world?
Will wickedness ever end? And so on.
In addition, faith in Christ’s ransom holds out the hope of everlasting life in Paradise conditions, like those in Eden, where God placed the first humans, Adam and Eve.
What a truly wonderful prospect! While the Adam and Eve account may not agree with the theory of evolution, it matches what is known to science.
Moreover, it harmonizes fully with the rest of God’s inspired Word, the Bible which provides satisfying meaning and purpose to life.
So why not examine the Bible further for yourself.
These scientists of course, are not creating life; instead they work with material from existing living cells.

THE GENETIC EXPERTS THAT CONFIRM EXISTENCE OF ADAM AND EVE DR GEORGIA PURDOM MOLECULAR GENETICS FROM OHIO UNIVERSITY USA

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 Who rules the world?

A. Devil (as the governor)
Bible ref:
1. John 14:30 – I will no longer talk much with you for the ruler of this world is coming.
2. 1st john 5:19 – we know that we are from God and the world lies in the power of the evil one
3. John 1:11 – Prince of the world judged
4. 2 Corinthians4:3-4 – Blinded by the god of this world
5. Matthew 4:8-9 – Bow to me and I will give you all this things

B. GOD rules (as the author prime minister, THE ENERGY of life and the OCEAN of life)
Bible ref:
1. Psalm 24:1-3 – the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof
2. Job 1:6-7 – when the children of God gather Satan came too (To take order from the commander in Chief)
3. Psalm 135:6 – Whatever the Lord wishes he does in heaven and on earth
4. Daniel 4:35 – He does according to his will no one can say “what have you done” (because He is the owner)
5. Psalm 121:2 – my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth

Bible verses

3. Jesus died and took the key of Hades – Revelation 1:18. Who is Hades?
Hades is not a place but a person; he is the God of the underworld in the Greek mythology he is the only god that does not answer prayer or show pity, His weapon Helmet of darkness

4. The prince of Persia withheld the Angel Daniel 10:13 – who is the prince of Persia?
The prince of Persia is the Greek god of war that fights the critical part of war his real name is Ares, weapon Blade of Artemis etc

5. The prince of the power of the air – Ephesians 2:2 – who is the prince of power of the air?
He is the father of the prince of Persia and senior brother of Hades, he is the ruler of Olympus (abode of the able ones) {NOTE: OLYMPIC WAS DERIVED FROM OLYMPUS} the ruler of other gods; his other powers include controlling lightning and thunder, real name Zeus, his weapon lightning bolt alphabet and aegis shield

Act 14:12 Barnabas called Zeus and Paul Hermes
KJV bible version call him Jupiter (Zeus) and Hermes (Mercurius), Hermes is the Greek messenger god and son of Zeus, has the power to travel to the land of the dead and come back alive

6. We wrestle not against flesh and blood- but against principalities, power, rulers Ephesians 6:12 what are they?
There are nine levels of angels. Angel, Archangel, Principalities, Powers, Virtues, Dominions, Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim
They are some of the of angels that joined Lucifer (Satan to fight in heaven but were cast down to the earth)

Lucifer

7. Lucifer means light given, he is the only angel giving the power to cause day and night, when he opens his wings there will be day and closes his wings there will be night

8. Our destinies are forked and one can be avoided – Deuteronomy 30:15 & 19

9. Where did Cain marry his wife from? Genesis 5:3-4 the days of Adam was 930 year and he beget other sons and daughters, he married his sister – Genesis 4:17 Cain knew his wife, he took his wife with him to the land of Nod and knew her

10. Jehovah means self existence or the eternal one

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Metaphysics meaning of I AM Exodus 3:13-15.

Metaphysical meaning of I AM is a Spiritual identity; the real or Christ Mind, of each individual.
God is the I AM being, and man His offspring, I AM is the indwelling Lord of life, love, wisdom, and all the ideas eternally in Divine Mind.

I am the metaphysical name of the spiritual self, as distinguished from the human self.
One is governed by Spirit, the other by personal will.
Christ and Jehovah are the scriptural names for spiritual I AM, Jesus called it the Father, Is eternal without beginning or ending: Has its being in heaven; its home is in the realm of God ideals.
It is the centre around which all the thoughts of man revolve.

The narrow concept of the personal I AM should be led out into the consciousness of the great and only I AM.

Man identifies himself with that to which he attaches his I AM, and whatever he identifies himself with, that he manifests.

The unmoved mover

The unmoved mover “that which moves without being moved” or prime mover, as a primary cause or “mover” of all the motion in the universe.
Unmoved mover moves other things, but is not itself moved by any prior action.

Aristotle describes the unmoved mover as being perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation, itself contemplating.

Book 8 of the Physics and Book 12 of the Metaphysics

“that there must be an immortal, unchanging being, ultimately responsible for all wholeness and orderliness in the sensible world”.

The bare existence of change requires the postulation of a first cause, an unmoved mover whose necessary existence underpins the ceaseless activity of the world of motion, an independent divine eternal unchanging immaterial substance.

Bible Exodus 3:13-15

How do you understand this Phrase?
What did God mean when He said; I am that I am is my name?
Is God saying He is the ultimate “AM”?

I am the beginning, pure consciousness, the Universe, the body, the body is mine, the soul and the spirit, the soul and the spirit is mine,
the creator of all things, and all things are mine, the father, the son, and the Holy Ghost, the window of the soul, the soul is me.
The I Am represents the totality of all there is.

I AM

Hence I Am is also part of all that is and is not separate from that totality.
So I Am is a pointer towards the truth of who you really are.
There is only one “I am.” That is the one you know within yourself.

The person that you know within yourself as “me” is the same person everyone knows within themselves as “me”. Therefore the “I am” within you is a universal I am. Or you can say the consciousness within you is the same consciousness within everyone else.

This may seem confusing at first, but physically we share the same world or the same space where two people standing right next to each other looking at the same thing can still notice completely different details and come away with completely different experiences.

The same thing happens in consciousness.
We all share the same ocean of consciousness with individual different points of reference, largely due to different belief systems.

And so our experience is unique and different within this shared space of consciousness.

But every once in a while two people within the same consciousness, instead of focusing on individual experiences, can occasionally give attention to the same thing.
When that happens we are perplexed by this mystery and call it deja vu, (coincidence) or having a psychic experience.

God was just making a reference of himself by specifically identifying who he was so the children of Israel would know and recognize without a shadow of a doubt that it was He that sent Moses to deliver them.

It’s like saying, “God that God (of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) sent me to you, the God of your father’s.

You see this in verse 15. God specifically identifies himself as being the God, that (same) God that their fore-fathers had served.

To begin the term ‘I AM’ is simply God’s name nothing more, nothing less. God reveals himself by the names he has i.e. his nature, titles, attributes, characteristics, basically who he is and what he is.

Throughout scripture he is called by many names revealing the different facets of him.

HERE ARE SOME OF GOD’S NAMES AND THEIR MEANINGS.

Elohim: plural deity or Gods. a) Rulers, judges b) divine ones (there is more than one person or being in the Godhead).

Adonai: is an emphatic form of ‘âdôn from an unused root (meaning to rule) to rule sovereign) firm, strong, lord, master, owner).

Jehovah: “self existent or Eternal One”).

JAH: The Lord most Vehement.

By this we see his titles, attributes, nature, etc. Now getting back to the name ‘I AM’, consider its meaning. Definition: AM, the first person of the verb to be, in the indicative mode, present tense (He is a God who lives in the eternal present. This is the reason he is eternal. He constantly is.) verb (used without object) to exist, be in existence or live: to occupy a place or position: to abide, to continue or remain as before.

Because of this ‘eternal present’ attribute, that’s why he says in PSALM 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
As your refuge and he is there as your strength
Come to think of it, we (humans) live in the same condition.

We only have our present moment to deal with. There is nothing we can do about our past and we are certainly not living in our future, We can only act in our present moment.

The next word of the phrase is the word ‘THAT’ Definition: THAT, an adjective, pronoun or substitute.

1. That is a word used as a definitive adjective, pointing to a certain person or thing before mentioned, or supposed to be understood.

2. That is used definitively, to designate a specific thing or person emphatically. Here is an examples to tie it all together, It’s like saying, “It’s Henry Ford, that Henry Ford (the one who built cars) that sent me to you.

Hebrew

It is the name of God, as expressed to Moses in Exodus 3:14.
(Hebrew: היהא רשא היהא, pronounced Ehyeh asher ehyeh It is one of the most famous verses in the Torah.

Hayah means “existed” or “was” in Hebrew; “ehyeh” is the first person singular imperfect form.
Ehyeh asher ehyeh is generally interpreted to mean I am that I am, though it more literally translates as “I-shall-be that I-shall- be.”

This famous phrase sounds a lot like Vedanta’s “Thou art that” The great Hindu sage Ramana Maharishi even said: “I am” is the name of God Of all the definitions of God, none is indeed so well put as the Biblical statement
“I am that I am”.

Revelation 1:8 “you are neither consciousness nor its content; you are the timeless source … the supreme reality”.
I AM is the greatest expressions of TRUTH of WHO you truly are.

What could he say that we could understand, of all that he is? Our creator is the father of all is pure thought.

This is the energy of life. This is what you have chosen to call absolute love. The prime source,
The great mystery, the endless enigma, the eternal truth

THE TRUE I AM

God is “I am” because God does not exist in time and never changes therefore he is the ONLY one who could ever make such a statement.
No one who has ever lived or whoever will live could make such a statement about themselves.

We are not one consciousness in the “ocean” of life, because our consciousness does not line up with God’s.
God is all-knowing, all-powerful, eternal being that is perfect and never changes…..we are quite the opposite.
Should we have the mind of Christ?
Should we think on pure, lovely, and holy things?

However, we should not think that we can have the same exact consciousness as the Almighty Father who created the universe and all that in them is with a simple breath of his mouth.

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THAT WHICH IS OKAY AND THAT WHICH IS NOT-CHIKWADO THE BLIND POET

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Breaking up is okay .
Starting over is okay.
Moving on is okay.
Saying no is okay.
Being alone is oka.

What is NOT okay is staying somewhere that you aren’t happy, valued or appreciated, THAT is not okay.
Don’t be consumed by what went wrong or what didn’t work out, but always forgive yourself so you can heal.

Instead of avoiding your pain, work through it {you will conquer it}
Instead of withholding your tears, let them flow.
Instead of closing your heart, open it. {And you will be free}
Instead of expressing hate, show love. {It will make you outstanding}
Instead of judging another, appreciate them. {It makes you strong}
Instead of fearing the unknown, move into it. {You will find a way to conquer it}

There’s no shame to be hurt. {we all get hurt}
There’s no shame in struggling. {It makes you to achieve}
There’s no shame in getting help. {We all need help}

Depression is real and kills faster than HIV, seek professional consultation or find someone who can give you a shoulder to lean on.
Don’t die in silence and don’t let someone who doesn’t know your worth break you down and make you feel you’re not worthy or sweet…
Cheer up and have a nice day

Chikwado
The blind poet

OTHERS BY Chikwado: SOUTH AFRICA A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT TO AFRICA

NEW MONTH WISH TO A SPECIAL WOMAN – YOUR SPECIAL WOMAN

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WORDS FROM A BROKEN HEART ~ THE PAINS OF LOVE

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It hurts like hell to leave your hand,
The fluke I had been to meet your kind;
But what do I do than to let it slide,
What do I do than to break the ties,
The best of time I spent with you,
You made me feel the hell was cool,
Now the world seems hopeless like I’m hung on a hook,
But I will rather wave goodbye than to again kiss your foot,
I saw your radiant smile even though I’m blind[?]

You tickled my entirety and assured me all was fine,
Cause the green light you shone was just too bright,
Cause the intensity of your laugh was just too high,
I shouldn’t have mistaken all those for a shining star,
I shouldn’t have likened your signs to a waving flag,
I never knew that was your own way of saying sorry.

It is only fair that you tell me I shouldn’t worry,
You punctured my heart with words and now I’m counting hollows,
I feel thick tears in my eyes anytime my heart beckons your hellos,
For there will be no more miracle in my wildest world,
There will be no more oracle calling from my vocal cords.

I wish I could hate you but so bad I lack the strength,
If my love for you is to be measured,
A tape wouldn’t reach the length,
So how do I calm these buzzing feelings in my soul,
How do I rearrange this shattered heart to a whole.

I hope you visit me in heaven like you always say,
Maybe we can rekindle our bond up there once the earth turns grey.

Meanwhile, don’t stop breaking the men’s hearts since that’s your teenage mission,
But you should have seen the purity of my love assuming you’ve got vision.

Chikwado,
The Blind Poet,

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NO RISK PAY THE COST, KNOW RISK REAP THE REWARDS.

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BY
CHUKWU CHIKWADO RAPHAEL,
BLIND LAW STUDENT,
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, UNILAG.

In our risk-avoidance culture, we place a high premium on safety. We insure our vacations. We check crash tests on cars. We extend the warranties on our appliances. But by insulating ourselves from the unknown “the risks of life” we miss the great adventure of living our lives to their full potential.

Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and today he takes daily, risky complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord.

Now, offering inspiring personal examples, Dr. Carson invites us to embrace risk in our own lives.
From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you’ve never imagined.

By avoiding risk, are you also avoiding the full potential of your life? The surgery was as risky as anything Dr. Ben Carson had seen.

BIJANI SISTERS

The Bijani sisters—conjoined twins—shared part of a skull, brain tissue, and crucial blood flow. One or both of them could die during the operation.

But the women wanted separate lives; and they were willing to accept the risk to reach the goal, even against the advice of their doctors.

As a child on the dangerous streets of Detroit, and as a surgeon in operating theaters around the world, Dr. Ben Carson has learned all about risk—he faces it on a daily basis.

Out of his perilous childhood, a world-class surgeon emerged precisely because of the risks Dr.Carson was willing to take.

In one of his compelling books, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of rsk and security in our lives. In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety.

We insure everything from vacations to cell phones and the likes; we go on low-cholesterol diets and buy low-risk mutual funds, but in the end, everyone faces risk, like the Bijani twins did with their brave decision, even if our choices are not so dramatic or the outcome so heartbreaking, what does it mean if we back away instead of move forward?

Have we so muffled our hearts and minds that we fail to reach for all that life can offer us—and all that we can offer life?

GUIDE

The following Risk guides shall perhaps take you through an examination of risk, including:
-A short review of risk-taking in history.
-An assessment of the real costs and rewards of risk.
-Learning how to assess and accept risks.
-Understanding how risk reveals the purpose of your lives.
-Knowing the key roles risk plays in helping you to realize your full potential and ability to attain a greater height.

Thus, when it comes to the realm of pursuit of happiness, or if you like “success,” risk is the only option to make that dream a reality.

Rsk is the only chief apparatus in which when applied to the right place, at the right time, with the right attitude and with a positive mind-set, no doubts, your adventurous dreams are all ready coming to play and your set goals are becoming the realities of your risk-taking.

But if I may ask, whilst dreaming of a greater height, whilst imagining yourself soaring like an eagle, whilst desiring to become a wealthy and an influential personality, whilst you are wishing to become the master and the independent architect and the chief builder of your own empire, etc.

Now, having engulfed and saturated your mind with the above mentioned height of endless possibilities, my questions are thus:
Does “risk-taking” worth avoiding? Does “risk-taking worth quitting your struggles? No! It certainly does not.

However, risk-taking rather worth’s your courage to even strike harder when the struggle is getting tougher.
Risk-taking demonstrates how passionate you are towards your set goals.

RISK TAKING

Risk-taking entails your ability and dedication in attaining your purpose in life.
Risk-taking is an alternative means of driving powerful innovations and unique ideologies home.
Risk-taking, however, is almost the ultimate answer to the question on how man can reconcile the relative interior forces with the exterior so that man can live a purposeful and meaningful life.

In my own case, as a disable person who had long suffered a quite horrendous pains and impairment in my both eyes which eventually led to a suddenly surprising blindness is no exception.

In other words, risk-taking is not restricted to a particular set of people in the society except those who detest success and therefore do not have a purpose or meaning to their lives.

As a young blind man, from the very day I lost my sight, I was practically faced with a dilemma – looming failure and risk-taking; everything was like a dream to me, I thought of ever becoming anything good to myself, my family and to the society again, I thought of the pleasures of life that I have lost and I will forever miss since my sight is gone.

The most disheartening and heartbreaking thing I thought of was how blindness forcefully took me away from the classroom making me to forget and stop thinking about formal education.
During the time of this painful turmoil and undeserved ordeal, that was equally the same period when I just concluded my primary school education, one could imagine how tender I was in age at that time.

MY SUICIDAL THOUGHT

I could only think of a negative type of risk-taking which was a suicidal thought, of course I attempted suicide more than twice but I failed. It was unsuccessful. I actually thought I was taking a just risk but never knew I was taking a painful means and otherwise option to exterminating my own life.

I’m not however trying to deviate from the context in which this piece of writing is predicated upon but rather relating the subject-matter risk-taking to the degree in which it has effectively and positively impacted in my own life.

But to cut the whole story short, my life has over the years, from the moment I lost my sight to this present time been characterized with risk-taking; my physical challenge itself is a very big risk.
Whilst trying to make the best out of my visual impairment is purely a risk-taking.

Furthermore, the persons with disabilities especially those who struggle to get formal education in the various academic institutions in Nigeria from primary to the tertiary institutions are perhaps faced with unfavorable circumstances that seem to go beyond their control because we literally take risk in almost every activity that we get involved in.

Conclusively, ris-taking is an awesome phenomenon which my disability compels me to embrace on a daily basis. Risk-taking lifted me from the abysmal ditch of illiteracy, ignorance and self-pity to the corridor of global information, and formal education.

At this end, as one of my favorite writers, George Bernard Shaw says:

“Life isn’t about finding yourself”. “Life is about creating yourself.”

Indeed, however, it will be wholly impossible to create yourself in the absence of risk-taking. if you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

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Let Your Love Be Real and your actions mature

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The burning desire for money and material things have destroyed the purpose of love, people are weeping and dying because of money and wealth.

Most ladies today prefer Rich but unfaithful men, make money first then you can ask for my hand in marriage,

* Money is good but is not everything.
* Money can’t buy happiness.

If you don’t change, it may end up in weeping and dying.

You just want her for SEX, but you’re pretending to be in love,
You can’t pretend forever, stop cheating on yourself.

Invest in your woman; the one you love, it is your responsibility to

~ Take care of your own.
~ She needs to make her hair.
~ She needs to smell good.
~ Give her Money is not a sin.

~ Now you are “made” you have forgotten her,
After all her suffering and time wasted

Sir Karma is loading….
Don’t start what you can’t finish.

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People are going about naked in the name of fashion, even pregnant women have joined the chorus, and westernization has deceived many.

~ If you don’t change, it may end up in weeping and dying….

~ You want a man that will love and take care of you…

But the question is “what can you offer to him?
Get a life, so that you can add value to marriage.

Don’t ask a lady to visit you first.

* If you value her and cherish her.
Then visit her first.

If you know you don’t have plans to marry her, there is no need to introduce her to your family.

Stop that method and be open.

~ And for ladies do not collect anything from a man you don’t want to date, since you don’t want him please kindly let him go.

~ No communication.
~ No care.
~ No attention.

And you’re talking about marriage; how do you think it will work,
Is that how your dad married your mum?

~ Say No To Love By Deceit…

Love is a beautiful thing but you need wisdom to remain in Love.

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WHAT KIND OF WOMAN ARE YOU REALLY?

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I know of a Woman who gave her Husband apple that was forbidden to eat and caused all her children eternal suffering she is EVE.
A Woman who partnered with her husband and lied to the Holy Ghost and the two died on the same day she is SAPPHIRA.

And i also know of a Woman on whose Laps the strongest man was captured by His enemies she is DELILAH.

Yet I know of a woman whose name was ABIGAIL who with wisdom prevented the Doom that was to befall her and her husband, Still I know of a woman called DEBORAH who took the men to battle and won.

Yes I also know one called (queen) ESTHER who prevented her husband from killing her people and with her wisdom saved Innocent people, still I know one, a virgin whose womb carried the MESSIAH and the savior of the whole world.

Women are full of Blessings yet sometimes a curse though they curse is not in their gender but their CHOICES, be careful of the choices you make.

So as a woman you have a personal question to answer for yourself and to your maker (God), and the question is with your GOD given Power to influence men, do you pull them DOWN or STRENGTHEN them?

With your daily activities, do you cause men to SIN or do you lead them into RIGHTEOUSNESS? Please Park well, speak well, Dress well that man may STAND and not FALL by you.

Let us retrace our steps and watch our moves!!!!

Note:

If you dress seductive, you will seduce irresponsible men; if you dress attractive you will attract responsible men, what we ordered for, is what we will be supplied.

Finally we must give account to our maker in the end; vanity of vanity all is vanity.

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