Natural Signals

As an empath I feel strongly. I have for all of my life.

I feel other people’s energy, I pick up on circumstances and situations like radar.

I am kept alert and aware.

There is a deep meaning and profound reason as to why God gifted some of us in this way.

To see, hear, know, feel, smell, and taste beyond the ordinary range of things.

Us highly sensitive- spiritually inclined are connected to nature.

The universe itself is our antenna of frequency.

 

Do Not Deny Thyself

Do not compare yourself to anyone. Do not compete with anyone.

There is no reason to.

You are one of a kind. Just the way God created you to be.

Do not be disappointed do not be discouraged you are right where you are supposed to be.

There is love in the comfort of truth. There is comfort in the truth of self.

It is self that reveals in the comfort of love. -latoya lawrence

 

When A Door Closes A Window Opens

A door that is closed may be opened again if it is one that revolves.

Do not try to open a door that is locked. It is sealed for a reason.

Instead of pulling at a door that will not budge, go toward the window that has begun to open up.

Rest your hands on the sill. Look out at what is in front of you. Breath in the fresh air.

Climb up through.

Don’t fear the height at foot. Go down unto a new path of direction.

Take a step without looking back. Focus on what is ahead.

Leave what came to an end to be left behind.

No longer do you reflect on the door that you once had a tug with.

Infact, you are glad for the exit that brought you to an entry.

A blessing in disguise you now realize. Quite the big surprise.

Things are better now than they ever were before- thanks to the door.– latoya lawrence

 

 

 

What Time Is It?

 

I remember the saying growing up, “God may not show up when you want him but he is always on time”.

Some people feel that God takes too long to come through at times.

I have felt this way before too in life. I have even felt that he was late in his delivery.

It can be disappointing, aggravating, even discouraging when things take too long or don’t take place at all depending on what the circumstance may be.

We know God is infinite, not always responding when we’d like him to.

God’s presence is constantly around us regardless if we do not get the answers or desires, we hope for within our specific time frame, or at all.

Sometimes we have to wait, sometimes what we want is not appropriate for us as God has something better in store, sometimes the answer is just no.

The important thing is even though God is timeless he still gives everyone enough time to come follow him before it actually is too late.

 

 

 

 

 

Botanica Shops Are Scarce These Days

 

For a very long time now, I haven’t seen any Botanica stores anywhere anymore.

During the 1980’s to 1990’s I couldn’t go anywhere without seeing them somewhere whether I was in Queens, Manhattan, or visiting my cousins over in the Bronx.

I was told by a guy who reads people professionally that a lot of those stores were shut down due to all the animal sacrifices that were being done inside for rituals, invocations, and spells.

I always felt the cutting and shedding blood of innocent animals for the sake of supernatural ceremonies were sick, and ridiculous.

 

Workers Of Evil Have No Power Over You

 

Workers of evil have no power over you unless you give it to them- latoya lawrence

 

Do not fear or be afraid of those who do black magic- they cannot harm you.

I know that people have died from and been killed with voodoo/black magic/witchcraft.

Lives have even been destroyed by other means as a result from being crossed.

I don’t have all of the answers or explanations as to why some people tragically fall prey. Only God knows.

Sometimes God allows incidents to occur to teach and to show us examples of things.

Other reasons are that this is a fallen world where evil principalities reign. Unfortunately sin and destruction are a part of everyday life.

None of these occurrences will totally end until Jesus returns.

What I do know for sure is that not everyone will succumb, be a victim, or even be affected by supernatural negativity.

Some of us may at one time or another be a target but never under the mercy of such wickedness.

I speak from experience.

The Brujeria people worked on me during the past had absolutely no bearing on me. I was too strong within mind and spirit- and I defeated them.

God is constant and consistent when he protects his children.

 

My Source Of Power

 

As extra sensory perception runs on both sides of my family I have known since childhood that psychic ability is definitely real.

I have been clairvoyant my entire life.

My accounts and experiences are endless. A day-to-day normality that are an inherent part of us who are spiritually inclined.

I have been told by others who are sensitive that I have a beautiful “energy”.

Of course, within the past I have had those who we call “vampires” who desire and attempt to rob us of our “spark” try to drain me of my good energy.

There are legitimate spiritual workers out there with the ability to remove heavy witchcraft/brujeria/voodoo/obeah or whatever one wants to call it- negative supernatural attacks are all satanic/demonic.

God allows certain people gifts to heal and to bring deliverance through the acts of his mighty power.

There are those who don’t go to the extreme of hexes but try to gain our energy within other ways.

The devil uses some of these people by making some of us appear to them as vulnerable, easy spiritual targets when indeed we are not.

The devil is a liar and the one’s he actually uses are vulnerable as they are blinded by what they fall for within the Devil’s tactics.

There are people who claim to be spiritual advisors who will try you by telling you you’re in need of spiritual cleansing, chakra balancing, and the like.

The truth is that Jesus is the great physician and will lead one unto the correct path toward healing or rejuvenation whether it is through a situation or a designated person/persons he will send one’s way.

One of my abilities is to spiritually fight, remove, and block negativity- and to heal.

God is my ultimate source of radiating power within this ability.

All I do is trust in him, let him take control, and he works through me to fight, remove, block and heal whatever tries to or causes harm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise And Shine

 

We never know what the day may bring yet we walk through each moment with faith in the things hoped to come.

Some of us have the insight to see certain scenes ahead of time to either prepare, warn, or show us an example of our spiritual connection to God within his power.

The universe is a force of energy, energy that we’re all receptive to whether knowingly or unknowingly.

We are attracted to certain things while we are repelled by others. We are aligned and within harmony to our celestial paths when we vibrate in correspondence to the supernatural guidance that dwells from within.

When there is detachment there is unbalance and one cannot resonate in accordance to the inner force of wisdom that sustains them.

None of us are able to “rise” or “shine” without the energy that generates our life-force.

 

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” -John 15:5 NLT

 

No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper

It is strange how trouble-makers are stagnant they keep on with the same nonsense unable to move forward. Misery loves company, however, I never occupied myself in the company of miserable people.

I love peace. I am in a good place spiritually.

It is not healthy to be around negativity or toxic people. Just because we can handle or not be affected by negative energy does not mean we have to or should tolerate its presence or essence.

Our gifts keep us alert, aware, and informed but we are not meant to be consumed. I am always repulsed by toxicity and allergic to negative people so my attention is never focused upon them. I grasp the situation but the situation never takes a hold on me.

It’s Halloween all year around for this demonic looking creature.

 

I never understood unattractive dumb, naive whores with low self esteem who do, fall for, and go along with anything a degenerate guy tells them.

They make such fool’s out of themselves.

Well, both of them are used goods (Michael and Tiffany) nobody else wants to deal with- other than the prostitutes and low-scale whoremongers that roam around within their circle.

These two both use and abuse one another- toxicity at its worst.

I refused to play into the nonsense of their game so they played themselves, and they are so played out with their lies. The bitch didn’t even know me at all. And Michael didn’t really know me either because if he did he would have never tried to set me up or challenge me in the first place with his jealousy and ignorance due to his ego and whatever mental illness he has. He is a very weak individual.

I read him like a book, though.

I got to him and defeated him with the truth and I won!

Yet he is a liar who believes in and hides behind his own lies, and I don’t care one bit. He needs to stop worrying about what I write about and move on. He needs to get a life.  All I did was show him that he messed with the wrong person.

While he may have gotten away with doing dirt to others within the past he didn’t get away with anything this time around.

God doesn’t like ugly, he isn’t crazy about beauty, and what people do in the dark towards those who didn’t do anything toward them are brought out into the light.

P.S. It is funny how evildoers view the consequences of their actions as a trial or test. They perpetrate when they are nothing but wolves trying to hide in sheep’s clothing.

No good people should always be exposed for who they really are.

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Spiritual Sensitivity

Strong intuition, gut feelings, and constant or repetitive thoughts- whatever you want to call it- our inner voice of spirit talks to us often to impart certain messages, specific warnings and special knowledge/wisdom according to any particular situation that may be at hand.

I had a recent bout with a relentless alert to inform me about a pastor at a church I attended. The message came to me within my spirit, heightening within my thoughts and within my sensitivity to “feel”. I discerned as usual and took heed. “You can’t trust him. He is trouble. Stay away from him,” the inner voice conveyed.

I listened and acted as soon as I continued to get these intense revelations.

I did try to give the pastor the benefit of the doubt though one day the mention of a certain issue/subject matter during his Sunday morning church sermon confirmed what the holy spirit disclosed to me ahead of time in regard to him.

I appreciate that I was made aware and I ended our sessions of bible study before the circumstance became a disagreeable incident of some kind. I do very well to devote my own personal time and attention into scripture every day without an exchange of discussion with the pastor.

I was open and honest with him without giving him all of the major details and once I confronted him by email the nagging sensations gradually left me and I was at peace.

To conclude, this Pastor is not a bad guy, there is just something not right and that does not sit well with me within his disposition. I think one of the elements is that I am a little too pure and distinct within spirit for him.

He admitted to me that compared to other people he counselled with I did not have any dire issues. In fact, he told me I had the best life in terms of my lifestyle and spiritual foundation.

The pastor told me the trouble with certain others coming to him was about them having children by different men, and so on. I never had any predicament of that nature or the like.

 

 

Why Some Of Us Are Born With Second-Sight

Not yesterday, but last Sunday night a week ago, I watched a mystery, suspense, thriller, drama, titled “Second-Sight” which I could actually relate to.

This was a 2016 made for television movie. It starred a predominantly African American cast including the late Marla Gibbs (who played Florence on the Jeffersons many years ago).

Marla played a grandmother who explained to her granddaughter the gift of the “knowing power” through dreams, visions, and feelings (empathic)- how it passed and skipped through the generations of their family lineage.

I also liked the message behind the further impart of how God enables us who have these particular gifts to help other people through what we foreknow and foresee when her granddaughter asked why and what was the purpose of going through the circumstance of the warnings and messages that she received.

I was once told during my early twenties by another fellow person gifted with second-sight that our gifts are not for ourselves but for others, however, I strongly disagree.

Yes, those of us who are spiritually endowed by birth are to use our ability to further promote the Kingdom of God, but also the faculty is to bring us ourselves even closer to know our Lord ourselves and to enrich and assist us along within the process of our journey.

I know this all as a fact from my own lifelong deep encounters, numerous accounts, and incredible experiences.

God interacts with all of his children differently and according to the uniqueness in which he made us. We all have a special purpose to fulfill designed especially to his plan and the Lord will continue to guide us along the way that he has prepared.

The Time Is Now

Be encouraged and inspired by my self written devotionals and messages of Jesus Christ on “Daily Inspirations” (https://dailyinspirationsforyourlife.wordpress.com/)
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My Testimony: The Power Of God

From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”-Matthew 4:17

For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. -2 Corinthians 6:2

The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9


When we honestly and earnestly turn to the Lord Jesus Christ and surrender our lives to him we become children of God forever led and protected by his love, grace and spirit. God leads us into the paths of righteousness. The Lord knows that we are unable…

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The Love Of God

Be encouraged and inspired by my self written devotionals and messages of Jesus Christ on “Daily Inspirations” (https://dailyinspirationsforyourlife.wordpress.com/)
and “The Power Of God: My Testimony” (https://dailyinspirationandencouragement.wordpress.com/) Visit or subscribe to both my sites and be motivated and strengthened within your walk with God- sincerely LaToya Lawrence

My Testimony: The Power Of God


But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. –Psalms 86:15

For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” –Zephaniah 3:17


God’s love is beyond our comprehension.  

 

He loves us more than anyone else could ever imagine, and he loves our loved ones more than we would ever be capable. This kind of love is outstanding and unsurpassed. 

 

A lot of us may believe that God doesn’t love or care about us, and that he is distant from us through certain seasons of life.  

 

However, we are instructed to walk by faith. We are to depend on the word of God…

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What Road Are You On?

Be encouraged and inspired by my self written devotionals and messages of Jesus Christ on “Daily Inspirations” (https://dailyinspirationsforyourlife.wordpress.com/)
and “The Power Of God: My Testimony” (https://dailyinspirationandencouragement.wordpress.com/) Visit or subscribe to both my sites and be motivated and strengthened within your walk with God- sincerely LaToya Lawrence

My Testimony: The Power Of God

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. -Matthew 6:19-21

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. -Matthew 7:13-14

Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. -Matthew 7:21


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Staying Organized

Be encouraged and inspired by my self written devotionals and messages of Jesus Christ on “Daily Inspirations” (https://dailyinspirationsforyourlife.wordpress.com/)
and “The Power Of God: My Testimony” (https://dailyinspirationandencouragement.wordpress.com/) Visit or subscribe to both my sites and be motivated and strengthened within your walk with God- sincerely LaToya Lawrence

My Testimony: The Power Of God

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. -John 14:16


Put God first. Pray, talk to God constantly. Read bible scripture and devotionals daily. Remember that Jesus lives within us and that we are comforted and guided by his Holy Spirit. latoya lawrence


I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. –Romans 15:13

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. -! Corinthians 6:19-20

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Beware

Supervisors will bait employees with large sums of money just to advance themselves without any consideration for their fellow laborer’s welfare.

Regardless, there are people who will do anything for money.

About two months ago now, there was a text message that went out at a place of work for caregivers.

I didn’t believe my eyes when I saw the text advertise four-hundred dollars a day for a Caregiver case.

The message didn’t sound right to me. For all the years I worked in health care I never saw a case offered for four-hundred dollars a day.

I contemplated on the text, rationalizing what could be up. The only explanation I quickly came up with was the case had to be a Covid-19 positive client.

A while later, another text was sent out acknowledging that the case in need was indeed for someone who was Covid-19 positive.

The agency did not initially mention that vital information. They began to take loads of virus infected people, informing caregivers of PPE gear located at the homes of these clients for them to utilize.

No employee was obligated to accept any of the Covid-19 cases against their will. It was a free choice to any caregiver who worked for the agency.

One employee told me a supervisor sent her along with another coworker on a case at a hospital yet didn’t inform them ahead of time that the patient/client was positive for Covid-19.

I understand these people who have the virus need medical attention and have to be treated but it is the supervisor’s responsibility to inform their laborers in this particular life-threatening situation.

People have to be extra careful and look out for themselves because when money is involved unscrupulous professionals as well as ordinary individuals will generally put one at risk within a heartbeat.


Discernment

I use to hear people say not to trust anybody. A lot of the time those words are true.

However, the ones who make that statement are the ones we actually cannot trust sometimes! 

It is very important to be cautious. We don’t have to be suspicious of everyone who crosses our path, but we should actively stay alert.

So many individuals are phony, deceitful and out for themselves that other people sometimes doubt legitimate people until they get to know them better.

I was always able to sense things about people that other people couldn’t sense through the natural gift of discernment. I didn’t always let people know what I picked up about them, though, I was very well aware.

Insight is a beneficial faculty to have. It can save one’s life. Some individuals will appreciate one’s knowledge while others may resent them for it.



The Pursuit

The Power Of The Lord Burns Strong For His Children

The pursuit is real. There is nothing one can do to stop it. When God comes to confront you be prepared to be swept away! Nothing can keep us from him. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He knows all. He knows when he will return us back to himself ahead of time. -latoya lawrence


Be encouraged and inspired by my self written devotionals and messages of Jesus Christ on “Daily Inspirations” (https://dailyinspirationsforyourlife.wordpress.com/)
and “The Power Of God: My Testimony” (https://dailyinspirationandencouragement.wordpress.com/) Visit or subscribe to both my sites and be motivated and strengthened within your walk with God- sincerely LaToya Lawrence

To give a brief summary to make a point, I went through a lot as a child. I had a lot of good times in the process also, blessed in ways that inspired plenty of envy and jealously toward my mother and I. Which spurred up more discontentment from resentful neighbors and others whom we came into contact with who continuously witnessed our advantages.

I didn’t understand what motivated these people to act out and react at that exact time period during my early youth but my mother knew why. I grasped the depth of it as I had gotten older. I never imagined people could be so ill. I knew I had never liked them, knowing there was something off about them. The envy and jealousy lasted way up into my adulthood, taking on an even uglier turn.

When I entered my teenage years and realized favor was and had always been upon me from God, I hoped for unsavory things to never again appear the way it had before. Then certain events did happen again. I was pretty ticked off at God about it too. Furious about the people, the circumstances they caused, and God for having allowed the incidents to happen.

When life gets really taxing and does not go as planned or expected we get very upset because we are human. We feel this way because we think the Lord owes us something, I did. I believed he owed me because I hadn’t asked to be born into the world. So, I felt if he wanted me here so badly then make it worth my while. I didn’t appreciate all the trials and tribulations, especially as a young child- there were certain traumas even though I was strong and overcame them- it was the principal of the matter to me.

God can dish out to us so many wonderful big and small every day blessings that we ultimately love and enjoy. Still, we become annoyed, resentful, and distant the instant he permits something within our life that we didn’t appreciate or ask for. This reaction usually stems from our sense of unjust treatment from the bad experiences.

When I look back now, I see how much the Lord took care of me. He blessed me richly in far too many ways to count. I was very fortunate in spite of particular situations that came and went. God is really good and excellent regardless of what our minds are sometimes limited to comprehend about him.

When I stepped away from God out of frustration- he still protected and provided for me the whole time and kept my feet on solid ground. His holy spirit remained and maintained a work in me. My flesh was full of hatred but my spirit was full of peace and joy. I believed that peace and joy was from another source out of my wishful thinking.

Nevertheless, the Lord in his patience gave me my space, waiting for the exact day he would put my animosity to an end and wake me up from my nonsense to realize his extreme love and compassion for me.

God readily embraced me, eagerly forgave me, and now he celebrates me and my return with a stronger bond of love and devotion between us than ever before. I went back to the Lord immediately when I was faced by him. I was able to do this without a problem because of the trust that developed over the years when I experienced his incredible accounts of faithfulness.

Don’t get me wrong now, God is full of grace and mercy, nonetheless, he will correct us when necessary but it is not a punishment the act is done purely out of his precious love and care for us.

God is completely dependable and true, and I am on fire for him!

Since When Is Jesus Authority In My Life?

People We Can Count On by misslatoya

Albanac said 34 minutes ago

Albanac

Lol, since when is Jesus the highest authority in your life?

In reply to Albanac.

Since he called me back to him months ago. I first accepted Jesus when I was around ten or twelve years of age. I had been angry at him for fifteen years.

However, when one is truly God’s child he doesn’t let them go no matter how mad they get at him and distance themselves. I actually thought I pushed God away, but the truth is he never left me.

Jesus leaves the ninety-nine sheep to go bring the one who wandered safely back home.

God attracted my attention and this time I listened to him. I am nolonger angry at God anymore. He had always been there for me within the past and is still there for me now. (https://misslatoya.wordpress.com/2020/12/12/my-roots/)

People We Can Count On

There are friends who stick closer than certain family members. Though there is no other who will stick by us more than Jesus.

Isn’t it wonderful to have people around you who genuinely do have your best interest in mind?

I’ve been very lucky to have and to have come into contact with a small group of loving people who I can trust and who I can depend on if ever in need even if just to talk about something. I’ve never been the type to bother anyone or to ask anyone for anything, however it is nice to know that I can go to these people if the moment calls for it.

A few of the people I have known since I was a baby and the others I met not too long ago.

Not everyone can truly call someone a friend, let alone a lot of the people they may hang around. Fortunately, I never hung around many to have called or considered them real friends. I referred to people who I made acquaintance with in the past associates.

I am thankful and grateful to God that he surrounded me with a very small amount of handpicked people who are not of the world who are genuine than a large random pile of people who are of the world and not sincere.

Thank you so much, Jesus!

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need. -Proverbs 17:17




No Mention Of Being Born With A Caul In The Bible, However, There Were Special, Gifted And Chosen People within Scripture

I enjoy reading my bible. I like reading the bible now even more than I did when I was younger. The bible doesn’t mention anything about cauls as a sign of being special or having any supernatural/spiritual gift, yet there definitely were quite a few who communicated with God, had visions and prophetic dreams.

Since the caul denotation is not in the bible and is not biblical some Christians would consider it derived from a pagan source of origin. I was told when I was younger by someone who was ignorant (a woman I use to have bible study with when I was eighteen) that gifts that I had were of or from the devil which was ridiculous. Yes, the devil does give certain people mystical abilities through familiar spirits but this is not the case for everyone. Some believe that only when the Holy Spirit comes to unite with one are we able to receive gifts from God.

I know for a fact that God will use his spirit early on to guide and to lead us into further seeking and understanding. Some don’t even believe that the baptismal or christening of a baby is significant which is not true. I was christening at four months old and it was a blessing in which God had his hand over my life from the beginning.

Nevertheless, one being born or bestowed with certain spiritual gifts from God is a truth and reality and Moses is a great example.

She saw that he was a special baby and kept him hidden for three months. Exodus 2:2

It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command. Hebrews 11:23

We are suppose to use our gifts to glorify god

Old Testament Bible Truths Of Special God-Given Talents

Joseph Dream

One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever.

“Listen to this dream,” he said. “We were out in the field, tying up bundles of grain. Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!”

His brothers responded, “So you think you will be our king, do you? Do you actually think you will reign over us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dreams and the way he talked about them.

Soon Joseph had another dream, and again he told his brothers about it. “Listen, I have had another dream,” he said. “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!”

This time he told the dream to his father as well as to his brothers, but his father scolded him. “What kind of dream is that?” he asked. “Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow to the ground before you?” But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant. – Genesis 37:5-11


Joseph Interprets Two Dreams 

Some time later, Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer and chief baker offended their royal master. Pharaoh became angry with these two officials, and he put them in the prison where Joseph was, in the palace of the captain of the guard. They remained in prison for quite some time, and the captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, who looked after them.

While they were in prison, Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker each had a dream one night, and each dream had its own meaning. When Joseph saw them the next morning, he noticed that they both looked upset. “Why do you look so worried today?” he asked them.

And they replied, “We both had dreams last night, but no one can tell us what they mean.”

“Interpreting dreams is God’s business,” Joseph replied. “Go ahead and tell me your dreams.”

So the chief cup-bearer told Joseph his dream first. “In my dream,” he said, “I saw a grapevine in front of me. The vine had three branches that began to bud and blossom, and soon it produced clusters of ripe grapes. I was holding Pharaoh’s wine cup in my hand, so I took a cluster of grapes and squeezed the juice into the cup. Then I placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.”

“This is what the dream means,” Joseph said. “The three branches represent three days. Within three days Pharaoh will lift you up and restore you to your position as his chief cup-bearer. And please remember me and do me a favor when things go well for you. Mention me to Pharaoh, so he might let me out of this place. For I was kidnapped from my homeland, the land of the Hebrews, and now I’m here in prison, but I did nothing to deserve it.”

When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given the first dream such a positive interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I had a dream, too. In my dream there were three baskets of white pastries stacked on my head. The top basket contained all kinds of pastries for Pharaoh, but the birds came and ate them from the basket on my head.”

“This is what the dream means,” Joseph told him. “The three baskets also represent three days. Three days from now Pharaoh will lift you up and impale your body on a pole. Then birds will come and peck away at your flesh.”

Pharaoh’s birthday came three days later, and he prepared a banquet for all his officials and staff. He summoned his chief cup-bearer and chief baker to join the other officials. He then restored the chief cup-bearer to his former position, so he could again hand Pharaoh his cup. But Pharaoh impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had predicted when he interpreted his dream. Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought. -Genesis 40


Pharaoh’s Dreams 

Two full years later, Pharaoh dreamed that he was standing on the bank of the Nile River. In his dream he saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass. Then he saw seven more cows come up behind them from the Nile, but these were scrawny and thin. These cows stood beside the fat cows on the riverbank. Then the scrawny, thin cows ate the seven healthy, fat cows! At this point in the dream, Pharaoh woke up.

But he fell asleep again and had a second dream. This time he saw seven heads of grain, plump and beautiful, growing on a single stalk. Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were shriveled and withered by the east wind. And these thin heads swallowed up the seven plump, well-formed heads! Then Pharaoh woke up again and realized it was a dream.

The next morning Pharaoh was very disturbed by the dreams. So he called for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. When Pharaoh told them his dreams, not one of them could tell him what they meant.

Finally, the king’s chief cup-bearer spoke up. “Today I have been reminded of my failure,” he told Pharaoh. “Some time ago, you were angry with the chief baker and me, and you imprisoned us in the palace of the captain of the guard. One night the chief baker and I each had a dream, and each dream had its own meaning. There was a young Hebrew man with us in the prison who was a slave of the captain of the guard. We told him our dreams, and he told us what each of our dreams meant. And everything happened just as he had predicted. I was restored to my position as cup-bearer, and the chief baker was executed and impaled on a pole.”

Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison. After he shaved and changed his clothes, he went in and stood before Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream last night, and no one here can tell me what it means. But I have heard that when you hear about a dream you can interpret it.”

“It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”

So Pharaoh told Joseph his dream. “In my dream,” he said, “I was standing on the bank of the Nile River, and I saw seven fat, healthy cows come up out of the river and begin grazing in the marsh grass. But then I saw seven sick-looking cows, scrawny and thin, come up after them. I’ve never seen such sorry-looking animals in all the land of Egypt. These thin, scrawny cows ate the seven fat cows. But afterward you wouldn’t have known it, for they were still as thin and scrawny as before! Then I woke up.

“In my dream I also saw seven heads of grain, full and beautiful, growing on a single stalk. Then seven more heads of grain appeared, but these were blighted, shriveled, and withered by the east wind. And the shriveled heads swallowed the seven healthy heads. I told these dreams to the magicians, but no one could tell me what they mean.”

Joseph responded, “Both of Pharaoh’s dreams mean the same thing. God is telling Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do. The seven healthy cows and the seven healthy heads of grain both represent seven years of prosperity. The seven thin, scrawny cows that came up later and the seven thin heads of grain, withered by the east wind, represent seven years of famine.

“This will happen just as I have described it, for God has revealed to Pharaoh in advance what he is about to do. The next seven years will be a period of great prosperity throughout the land of Egypt. But afterward there will be seven years of famine so great that all the prosperity will be forgotten in Egypt. Famine will destroy the land. This famine will be so severe that even the memory of the good years will be erased. As for having two similar dreams, it means that these events have been decreed by God, and he will soon make them happen.

“Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh should appoint supervisors over the land and let them collect one-fifth of all the crops during the seven good years. Have them gather all the food produced in the good years that are just ahead and bring it to Pharaoh’s storehouses. Store it away, and guard it so there will be food in the cities. That way there will be enough to eat when the seven years of famine come to the land of Egypt. Otherwise this famine will destroy the land.”

Joseph Made Ruler of Egypt 

Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has revealed the meaning of the dreams to you, clearly no one else is as intelligent or wise as you are. You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I, sitting on my throne, will have a rank higher than yours.”

Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.” Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand and placed it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in fine linen clothing and hung a gold chain around his neck. Then he had Joseph ride in the chariot reserved for his second-in-command. And wherever Joseph went, the command was shouted, “Kneel down!” So Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of all Egypt. And Pharaoh said to him, “I am Pharaoh, but no one will lift a hand or foot in the entire land of Egypt without your approval.”

Then Pharaoh gave Joseph a new Egyptian name, Zaphenath-paneah. He also gave him a wife, whose name was Asenath. She was the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On. So Joseph took charge of the entire land of Egypt. He was thirty years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh’s presence, he inspected the entire land of Egypt.

As predicted, for seven years the land produced bumper crops. During those years, Joseph gathered all the crops grown in Egypt and stored the grain from the surrounding fields in the cities. He piled up huge amounts of grain like sand on the seashore. Finally, he stopped keeping records because there was too much to measure.

During this time, before the first of the famine years, two sons were born to Joseph and his wife, Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, the priest of On. Joseph named his older son Manasseh, for he said, “God has made me forget all my troubles and everyone in my father’s family.” Joseph named his second son Ephraim, for he said, “God has made me fruitful in this land of my grief.”

At last the seven years of bumper crops throughout the land of Egypt came to an end. Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. The famine also struck all the surrounding countries, but throughout Egypt there was plenty of food. Eventually, however, the famine spread throughout the land of Egypt as well. And when the people cried out to Pharaoh for food, he told them, “Go to Joseph, and do whatever he tells you.” So with severe famine everywhere, Joseph opened up the storehouses and distributed grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout the land of Egypt. And people from all around came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe throughout the world. -Genesis 41

 

 

 

Welcome

Walking With Jesus

God’s Holy Spirit At Work In Me

Hi, I’m LaToya Lawrence,

God has inspired me to help spread the good news (his good news!) And surely, I can also testify to give my own personal accounts of God’s outstanding work in my life.  

God wants us to know and remember that he sent Jesus to die for us so that we could no longer be separated from him and have the relationship with him that he had originally intended. 

God wants us to know and remember that through the life, crucifixion/death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ we have been pardoned through God’s grace and mercy to escape death and receive eternal life.

God loves us and desires for no one to perish but to grasp onto his word (read the bible faithfully) harken unto his voice, (listen to him for our best interest), and follow his…

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A Letter From Jesus

Walking With Jesus

During the 1980’s, when I was around eleven or twelve years old, there was a Christian bookstore that opened up around the corner from where I lived.

At this store, my mother and I would pick out and purchase hand crafted religious plaques.

We bought a large-size, dark wood carving, scripted and pictured with the beauty of the sky, ocean, and sand, adorning the words of the timeless “Footprints” inspirational.

The Footprints poem, is one of the most wonderful reminders of the comfort we receive from the Lord within the certain times we may not feel he is around us.

There were a few other religious plaques that had caught our attention and spoke to our hearts, but one that I remember buying in particular was a favorite of mine.

I purchased this lovely plaque when I was about fourteen. I had bought two of them, one for myself, and one as a gift for someone else.

Over a decade later, I ran into…

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Spiritual Warfare

Walking With Jesus

Witchcraft/Black Magic

Witchcraft is definitely real and the bible will confirm this truth.

I’ve had people work Brujeria and all other sorts of evil witchcraft/voodoo on me and members of my family within the distant past, however, I and my family prevailed against it.

God/Jesus is, of course, far more powerful than the devil. Satan and his demons are no competition for our heavenly father, neither are negative/wicked people.

Always stay positive, continue to pray and to stay close to God and everything will work out fine. Don’t worry about anything, just go to God with all of your concerns no matter how big or how small your worries may be.

Take care, and God bless you.

Read the scriptures and hold on to the word of God

 

Survival

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness…

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