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Warning : Kids summoning demons in newest game “Charlie, Charlie”

I received two emails yesterday on this new games children are playing. I’m sure that it seems like a fun harmless game to the children who play it, just like when all the kids were sniffing smarties candies. They were confused because it was candy, how could it be wrong? However, some children were even dying from it. So here’s the newest fad and information, please pass on the warning to others. I listed 3 sources below, please take the time to review link – unfortunately we must warn even the youngest ones from these dangers.  ( I would be careful when watching the videos)

The name has been searched on Google more than any other event. Teens have even been posting videos of them doing the “Charlie, Charlie Challenge.”The game has been around for a long time in Latin America, although it is just now recently gaining popularity here through social media.

A new occultic social media trend has gone viral, challenging kids to attempt to summon a demon.The homemade game is similar to using a Oujia board, and it’s called the “Charlie Charlie Challenge.”It involves putting two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross, and writing the words “yes” and “no” in the boxes outlined by the pencils.The participants then summon what they say is a Mexican demon called Charlie, attempting to ask him questions for guidance for their lives.**CB

Spanish exorcist Jose Antonio Fortea told ACI Prensa that the so-called #CharlieCharlieChallenge involves the very real, occult practice of “calling on spirits.”In an interview May 27, he warned that “some spirits who are at the root of that practice will harass some of those who play the game.” Even though the priest thinks that players “won’t be possessed” necessarily, the spirit that has been invoked “will stay around for a while.”Fr. Fortea also warned that playing the game “will result in other spirits beginning to enter into even more frequent communication.”“And so then the person really can suffer much worse consequences from the demons,” he said.Catholic experts have noted that occult activity and the resulting need for exorcisms has reached a critical level worldwide.The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) met for their 12th annual conference in Rome last October. According to AIE spokesperson Dr. Valter Cascioli, an increasing number of bishops and cardinals asked to participate in the conference due to an increase in demonic activity.

  1. And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord. DT 18:10
  2. The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the Lordyour God forbids you to do such things.Deuteronomy 18:14
  3.   When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,  idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Galations 5:19-20
  4.  Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices.  A number of them who had been practicing sorcery brought their incantation books and burned them at a public bonfire. Acts 19:19
  5. Household gods give worthless advice,fortune-tellers predict only lies, and interpreters of dreams pronounce falsehoods that give no comfort. So my people are wandering like lost sheep; they are attacked because they have no shepherd.Zechariah 10:2
  6. I will put an end to all witchcraft, and there will be no more fortune-tellers Micah 5:12

Alphabet of God’s promises

All of the promises of God are YES! in Him and AMEN!
to the Glory of God
2 Cor 1:20

  • Arms me with strength ,always beside me, always keeps his promises, advises me and guides me, A shield around me Ps 18:32,145:13,33:8
  • Bends down to listen to my prayer, he hears my voice Ps116:1 – 2
  • Crowns the humble with victory, close to all who fear Him Ps149:4, 145:18
  • Destroys the wicked. directs my steps, and delights in the details of my life Ps145:20,37:23
  • Examines my heart Ps139,17:3
  • Frees the prisoners and those under heavy burdens Ps68:6
  • Guides me and gives me glory when I am in trouble, gives food to the needy Ps 33:8,40:15,146:7
  • Helps the fallen, hears the cries for help and rescues them, heals the broken hearted Ps145:14,145:20, 147:3
  • Is close to all who fear Him Ps 145:8
  • Justice , He brings to the oppressed Ps 146:7
  • Knows everything I do and everything about me, keeps all His promises, keeps me alive Ps146:6, 41:2
  • Lifts up those bent beneath their loads that weigh them down Ps 145:14,146:8
  • My safe haven, maker of heaven and earth Ps 43:2
  • Nurses those who are sick Ps 41:3
  • Opens the eyes of the blind Ps 46:8
  • Protects those of childlike faith and those who fear Him, protects me from danger Ps 116:6, 27:1
  • Quickens me according to His Word Ps 119:25 (revives, restores, preserves me)
  • Remembers us in our weaknesses , rescues us from all our troubles , and restores our health Ps 136:23, 41:3
  • Saves me from my enemies, strengthens me, surrounds me with songs of victory, I trust Him with all my heart Ps28:7,136:24,96:2
  • Takes care of the innocent, they will not be disgraced in hard times Ps 37:18
  • Understands all I do because He made my heart Ps 40:6
  • Victory comes from you, O Lord! Ps 62:7, Ps 3:8
  • Withholds no good thing from those who do what is right Ps 69:9
  • Executes judgment from His throne , examines the righteous and the wicked, examines our heart in the night Ps 9:7,11; 17::3
  • You O Lord, are a shield around me, You can be sure of this; the Lord has set apart the godly for himself Ps 3:3,4:3
  • Zeal of house house will consume Him Ps84:11, John 2:17

He is always beside me, I will never be shaken. He keeps every promise forever.
You can be sure of this;
The Lord set apart the godly for Himself
The Lord will hear when I call to Him
Psalm 4:3

Abuser Magnet or Victim Mentality?

Have any of you ever felt like an abuser magnet or someone who just draws abusive men or women to you? Have you ever felt like you had “sucker” written across your forehead?  You see, these abusive men and women are manipulating, deceiving, and controlling. They know what characteristics to watch for in people to identify those who can be their next victim. I picture them like a spider weaving a huge spider web. They are predatory and bait unsuspecting victims into their traps.

These predators know where to look for their next unsuspecting victim depending on what they want whether at bars, internet dating, singles groups, etc. They also know what to look for… Some look for the women who appear to have low self-esteem and /or lack of self-confidence.  Each time any of us are mistreated or abused, it causes more wounds and causes our self-esteem and self-confidence to take another downward plunge. Our damaged self-image is obvious to these abusive people who prey on others. They identify those who they can sweet-talk and sugar-coat their words to draw them into their traps.  It is a vicious cycle that keeps continuing until we overcome our victim mentality and become victorious.  Some of the traits that they look for is “sweet”, “kind”, “innocent”, and “naive”. Now you may ask how I know this… Well because these are the words that my ex used to describe me and his next wife when he told me that she was just like me.  He had found his next victim…

I encourage all who have been victims to heal before allowing anther person into your life. When we are wounded, we look through distorted eyes. But when we are whole and self-confident, we look with clear vision.  You may be surprised how different the view is when your vision is clear…

And I can also tell you that God heals and God restores. He has plans for each of our lives that are for good, not for harm… to give us a future and a hope. God does not want any of us abused or misused. Seek Him and allow Him to guide your path into your future.

Dear Lord, I pray for healing and restoration of all victims of abuse. I pray that all captives will be set free from the strongholds that keep them in bondage, whether victims or those who abuse. Turn hearts to You, Lord and let them see Your Light shine and guide them out of the darkness… in Jesus’ Name. Amen

by Secret Angel of Secret Angel Ministry and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel

http://www.secretangelministry.org and http://www.secretangelps911.wordpress.com

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Abused? A New Spiritual Birth is Coming

Many have struggled with brokenness and depression from various abuses, and this message is for all. In your place of darkness in your most broken state, is where God was working to heal you and restore you as you cried out to Him. Like a baby in a womb, God has been preparing you for His calling in your life before He births you again into the world to do His work. He has a birth plan for all of us… We just have to trust Him.Confirmations from God…have poured in today.Of the calling in our lives…as He guides our way.The first mentioned a womb…where a baby awaits birth.A place of total darkness…for growth in strength and girth.And this is the year…that our destiny will arise.As God is raising the broken…with Him by their side.

via Abused? A New Spiritual Birth is Coming.


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iphone wallpaper iphone wallpaper Burn out. Exhaustion. Stress.

I remember as a teacher in inner-city middle schools having to remind my slightly hormonal, emotionally out-of-control students to stop and breathe. Somehow the extra oxygen to the brain was just what they needed to refocus and regain control.

Some days I need the same reminder: stop, take a deep breath, focus, let it out.

But more than oxygen, my soul craves the life-giving breathe of the Spirit.

How can I keep breathing out life into others if I am not regularly breathing in life from God?

Sometimes the burdens of life, the non-stop demands that pile up into days and weeks start to squeeze the life out of me. I look for reprieve, but as soon as I manage to carve out a little space some other urgent responsibility pushes in. And no wonder! The lifestyle that Jesus calls us to is impossibly…

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So Many Painful Memories

I want to share this song with you that I heard today.  As this “mashup” played, it symbolized my mixed emotions of the day. I want to remind all of you that no matter what you are going through, God is there to help you. Just reach for Him. He is the Key to overcoming!

So Many Painful Memories.

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Jesus is my Savior, not my religion

https://i0.wp.com/27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwdv3rg2Qn1r2ye6to1_500.jpgFor years, I sat in church every Sunday doing what I thought I was supposed to as a believer in Christ. But then something changed! My life as I knew was shattered.  I was broken. I had been wounded by years of abuse and deception where I did not even know who I was because of lies. I needed more…

The only Truth that I knew was God and His Son who gave His life for me.   I cried out to God in my brokenness. And He answered!. I had believed in Jesus before… but now I experienced His Presence. He saved me. He rescued me.  I developed a personal relationship with Him. Finally, I realized that it was never supposed to be about religion… It was was all about Him.

Dear Lord, I pray that You turn more hearts to You so that they will know You and feel Your presence. I ask You to soften their hardened hearts and open their eyes and ears to hear and see You. Bring more of Your children into a deep, intimate relationship with You so that they will walk in obedience with You… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

“Why Does Evil Exist? (Part #7)”

SIH STSTA ICONAnd were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”   (Mark 7:37)

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].(Isaiah 45:7)

 [Thou art] of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:…” (Habakkuk 1:13) 

 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  (James 1:13)

In above set of Scriptures, we find one of the supposedly contradictory texts of the Scriptures.  On one hand, from the lips of the Lord Himself, He clearly states that “I create evil”.  Then later in the Scriptures we find Habakkuk, as he speaks concerning the Lord, says [Thou art] of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:  then, to add confusion to our subject, James states clearly that God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

In this series of lessons, we will be looking into two basic questions, first, “What Is God’s Role In The Existence of Evil ?” and, secondly, “What Is The Purpose Behind The Existence Of Evil ?”



As we come to a conclusion of our studies, I would like us to look at a few additional verses that can greatly benefit our understanding of this very difficult and controversial subject… “Why Does Evil Exist?”

In Romans 9:17-24, we find the Apostle Paul addressing the subject of our studies…

In the context of this text, we find Paul discussing the sovereign control over the salvation of His people and the events that He uses to bring that salvation to them.   For this discussion, he refers back to the Ten Plagues of Egypt as an example of God’s usage of the evil things of this world to reveal Himself to all mankind and the need of salvation to the lost…

For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.  Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will [have mercy], and whom he will he hardeneth.  Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? 

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?  Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?  [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:  And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,  Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”   (Romans 9:17-24)

(Please refer back to lesson #5, for an in depth look at the Lord’s allowance of Pharaoh’s rebellion and His bringing of the ten plagues to display His glory and position as Only God over All)

The Lord chose to allow Pharaoh’s heart to be hardened, due to Pharaoh’s own sinful condition, which allowed His glory to be displayed through His workings of the ten plagues.  Solomon understood this principle as well when he makes the statement…. The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.  (Proverbs 16:4).   The Lord, many times, allows wicked men to rise up, so that they can be used for His glory, when He metes out the harmful results of their actions upon them (on the day of evil).

Paul is pointing out that the Lord’s choice to use the hardened Pharaoh as the cause for the performance of the plagues was an act that was fitting and proper based upon God’s attributes of love, grace, and mercy; as well as His attributes of justice, wrath and holiness.

The usage of Pharaoh was an act of love, grace and mercy towards both the nations of Israel and Egypt as well as all the nations that would hear of this great event.  For those who observed or heard of this event, the True God was being revealed to them as they were given the opportunity to exercise faith in Him, as He patiently waited for them.  He would use this event to call out His elect from both Israel and the Gentile nations.  One example of this is the Gentile prostitute Rahab which attributes her faith in God to hearing about the great display of His glory in the Jews deliverance from Egypt. (Josh 2:10)

In a very special way, the elect within these nations received maximum benefit from this loving, merciful, gracious event, as it brought many to salvation and for those already saved, it helped them to grow in grace and knowledge of Christ.

On the other hand, the Lord’s usage of Pharaoh, whose hardening was based upon his own sinful acts of rebellion and the working of Satan in his heart, was an act of holiness, wrath and justice.   Pharaoh, due to his lost condition and repeated sinful rebellion against the Lord, had made himself a public display of those who are habitually rebellious and hardhearted against God.  The wrath that fell upon Pharaoh was deserved by him based upon his wicked condition and deeds.  It was a display of a Holy, Just, God meting punishment upon the guilty and deserving.  Pharaoh, just like all mankind, deserved the wrath of God falling upon him.  This should be a warning to all of us of the fruits that are born from rebellion against the Holy, Just God of the Universe.

In Paul’s text, he points out that God’s usage of Pharaoh, and the performance of the plagues, dare not be questioned by mortal, fallen, sinful man.  Based upon our studies, we have seen that what appears to be acts of cruelty and hatred on the part of the Lord, are in actuality acts of kindness, grace and mercy toward sinful mankind.

Because we cannot see “the end from the beginning” we cannot expect to come to a full understanding of God’s workings among man. Although we cannot understand all things, it is imperative that the Christian, by faith, accept the teachings of His Word on this subject.  For us to deny He was and is in control of the harmful results of sin, or to question His holiness or justice is totally out of the question for the Christian.   It is like Paul saysNay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?

This principle is much like the truths of the Word that teach to us that we will be receiving glorified bodies and spending eternity with Him.  NONE of us totally understand what glorified bodies will be like, nor do we understand all of the facets of eternity with Him.  But we still must believe what the Bible teaches us about these things and trust Him with the details.  So too, with His allowance and usage of evil in this world…. we need to believe what the Scriptures clearly tell us and trust Him with the details that are yet unknown to us.

To close our study, I would like us to stop for just a moment and think about the greatest lesson we can learn from the existence of sin in the world….


(Ephesians 1:3-14)  –Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:  That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” 

In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Folks, if these was no such thing as sin in this world, we would not be able to being to understand our Lord’s love and grace to us.  In the above verses, here are all the displays of God’s great love for us that we would knowing nothing about if sin was not in this world….

1.  who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: 
2.  he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world 
3. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself,
4. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
5.  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,
6.  he might gather together in one all things in Christ,
7.  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance,
8.  being predestinated according to the purpose of him
9.  after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation:
10. ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
11. the redemption of the purchased possession,

Every one of these marvelous acts performed by our Lord to reveal His glory to us, and are acts of love and grace that were performed EXCLUSIVELY in response to sin and its effects in our lives.  Without sin in the world we would know nothing of these.

Without the existence of sin, we would know very little about His love for us… nothing of His forgiveness, nor of His grace… nothing of His patience nor His merciful kindness.

But most importantly, nothing of His sacrificial love for us….

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:8-9)

Without sin, He would not have chosen us although we were His sinful creation that rebelled and rejected Him.  Without sin, He would not have given His Son to come to the earth as man.  Without sin, Christ, God Himself, would not have gone to the cross, bore those same sins for us, allowing us to escape the punishment we deserved, and be accepted by His Holy Father.

Without sin, we could not begin to  understand …

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:37-39)

To God be the Glory….


In this study we have come to understand:
1.  When the Bible speaks of “evil” is can speak of either of sin, its direct results, or its indirect results upon mankind.
2.  Our God is in absolute control of evil either through allowance or performance.
3.  Our God is perfectly holy and, although He allowed sin to enter the world, cannot be held responsible for it.
4.  Our God either allows, or many times causes the effects of sin to take place in the world, this is done to reveal Himself to mankind, bringing glory and honor to Himself.
5.  Our God either allows, or many times causes the effects of sin to take place in the world, as acts of love, mercy and grace as well as holiness, justice and deserved wrath.
6.   As Christians, who are a part of fallen mankind, we must recognize that none of us can come to a complete, absolute understanding of the above great truths of God’s Word.  We must, by faith, trust that these things are true, understanding what we can and leaving all the rest in the hands of God.

Based upon the above, as Christians what are we to do during the “evil times” of our lives?  We are to recognize He is in control and has allowed this into our life for two great purposes… our good and His glory:

1.  Since it is for our good, we are to seek His face asking Him to bring to our understanding a heart-felt recognition of His person and workings.
2.  Since it is for His glory, we are to be seeking opportunities to show Him to others, through our actions and words as these difficult times come upon us.

As the result of this study, may we all recognize His greatness, praise Him for it and come to the conclusion….

He hath done all things well

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Flawless . . . Clever visual clip from Mercy Me

Originally posted on sevennotesofgrace:

“No matter the bumps, No matter the bruises
No matter the scars, Still the truth is
The cross has made, The cross has made you flawless
No matter the hurt, Or how deep the wound is
No matter the pain, Still the truth is
The cross has made, The cross has made you flawless”

This clip has just been released by Mercy Me, for song Flawless. Watch to the end to understand the paint…and why it has disappeared.

I have previously discussed the virtues of this song here:


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Moment of grace ... Josiah Duncan says a blessing with the unnamed man. Picture: WSFA

Moment of grace … Josiah Duncan says a blessing with the unnamed man. Picture: WSFA Source: Supplied

A BOY of five brought the customers at a fast food restaurant to tears when he said grace with a homeless man he had just got dinner for.

Josiah Duncan’s act of kindness came after his mum, Ava Faulk, had taken him to eat at the Waffle House in Prattville, Alabama.

He saw the homeless man standing outside with his bike and was so troubled by his appearance he began asking his mum about him. When his mum explained the man had no home or food Josiah urged her to buy him dinner. She did just that.

“He came in and sat down, and nobody really waited on him,” Ms Faulk told local network WSFA 12. “So Josiah jumped up and asked him if he needed a menu because you can’t order without…

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