A Land Of Milk And Honey

Deuteronomy 8:6
Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.
For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

If you choose to believe and be righteous and pleasing in God’s eyes, maybe you’ll get the opportunity to go to the land flowing with milk and honey. A place where the grass is green, the sky is blue, and the weather is cool and comfortable. A place where you don’t have to suffer, be miserable, depressed, or unhappy, a place where you see goodness, righteousness, peace, and joy. A place where you lack nothing, where you never have to starve or thirst, where you have everything you need at all times. A place that is like Paradise and Eden, a place called Heaven.



Isaiah 26:2:
Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.

Isaiah 56:1:
This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.”

Isaiah 46:13:
I am bringing my righteousness near, it is not far away; and my salvation will not be delayed. I will grant salvation to Zion, my splendor to Israel.

Deuteronomy 26:15:
Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground which You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey, as You swore to our fathers.
This day the LORD your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul. You have today declared the LORD to be your God, and that you would walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments and His ordinances, and listen to His voice.

The LORD has today declared you to be His people, a treasured possession, as He promised you, and that you should keep all His commandments; and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken.

Isaiah 60:1:
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm.

Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come. Herds of camels will cover your land, young camels of Midian and Ephah. And all from Sheba will come, bearing gold and incense and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.
All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you, the rams of Nebaioth will serve you; they will be accepted as offerings on my altar, and I will adorn my glorious temple.

Who are these that fly along like clouds, like doves to their nests? Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, a bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.
Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night, so that men may bring you the wealth of the nations— their kings led in triumphal procession. For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined. The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the pine, the fir and the cypress together, to adorn the place of my sanctuary; and I will glorify the place of my feet.

The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Although you have been forsaken and hated, with no one traveling through, I will make you the everlasting pride and the joy of all generations. You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breasts. Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron.
Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and righteousness your ruler.

No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.



The Year Of The Lord’s Favor


Isaiah 61:1:
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God.

To comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.

Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed. I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.






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Superior & Humble


It’s difficult to be superior and humble all at the same time, and many people struggle with staying grounded when they get more power or more authority. But the more you’re given the more humble and grateful you should be. The more money, authority, power, gifts, talents, and blessings you’ve been given, the more humble and grateful you should be.

Your amount of gratitude and humility will determine the amount of future success you will have. We have all seen artists who have started out good, they were humble, grateful, and they used their gifts for godly purposes. Then the more publicity, attention, and fame they got, the more they strayed out of their path and the more problems they got.

If you keep God first in everything you do and honor Him for the things you’ve been given, then He will always keep you first and honor you for the good things you do.

Moses learned this the hard way. He did everything right in the beginning, he was patient with the people that God had given Him to lead. He followed God and he was one of the most humble servants of God, but afterwards his authority started to get to his head and he started to take more honor for it than he should have.

He was given the responsibility to lead the people into the Promised Land, and he put up with the Israelites who were ungrateful, complaining, and who always was dissatisfied. He was patient, obeyed God, and kept a good attitude for a long time, until God gave him the ability to turn a rock into water.

Numbers 20:6

Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. The Lord said to Moses, “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink.”

Numbers 20:9

So Moses took the staff from the Lord’s presence, just as he commanded him. He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”

God told Moses to speak to the rock so that it would pour out water. Instead He said “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?”

Saying this Moses made it seem like it was he who were able to make water out of the rock, while the truth was that it was God who was working through him and making water pour out from the rock.

To many people this may seem like a small thing considering the amount of time Moses was faithful, humble, patient, and did God’s will. But he was given a lot of wisdom, power, authority and responsibility, and God expected more of Him than to do that.

The closer you get to the Promised Land the more narrow the gate becomes. And the less space there is for sins, mistakes, disobedience, and pride.

Pride was the very thing that drove the Devil to sin against God and that made God cast Him down to hell. The Devil was given a lot of authority, wisdom, beauty, talents and gifts. But what happened? He started being prideful and started taking credit for it himself. Afterwards he started letting this get to his head and he ended up sinning against God and wanted to have all authority and power to himself.

Pride is dangerous, and when we see how much damage and destruction the Devil has cause because of his pride, then we can all understand why God takes it seriously when leaders disobey Him.

Many people start out their walk with God correctly; they are obedient and they do the things God tells them to do. Then slowly they start praying less, thanking God less, and following Him less than what they did in the beginning. If you want to receive the things God has said that He will give you, then you will have to keep doing what He tells you to do and keep being as faithful and obedient as you were in the beginning of your walk with Him.

Revelation 2:1

To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:

“These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

This scripture tells us that God is happy with the perseverance and the hard work this “angel” has done. But He also wants the “angel” to have the same eagerness and love for doing God’s will as he had in the beginning.

Well if you are called to be an “angel” and a light in the world, then it’s important that you are as faithful in the end as you were in the beginning. It’s important that you are able to do God’s will on your own without Him always having to convict you in order for you to do what’s right. Keep disciplining yourself like you did in the beginning and you will be pleasing to God, and you will always walk the right path that leads to the Promised Land. And like God says in this scripture “ You will be granted the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.”

Many people do not like to do the things that God tells them to do, and they are rebellious against His will because of their weak flesh and their will to do whatever pleases themselves. But those who are smart choose to do what’s right anyway, and they choose to follow Him whether they feel like it or not.

You may not feel like going to work, and you may not feel like being polite to your boss or your co-workers, but you do so because you know that your life depends on it. If you want to be able to pay for food, drink, electricity, and a place to live, then you’ll have to do these things whether you want to or not. Those who are smart are humble, good, and respectful towards their boss, are more likely to get promoted to a higher and better place, while those who don’t are more likely to get fired.

We can compare this with our relationship with God. The more good, well-behaved and obedient you are to God the more likely He will promote you to higher places in life. The more rebellious, sinful, disobedient, and unwilling you are to do His will, the more likely you are to get downgraded to a darker and more difficult place in life, with more problems.

If you are smart and if you want to succeed in life, then you will respect, follow, and obey God, whether you like it or not, want it or not, feel like it or not.





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How To Get Out Of The Hell-Hole After Using Drugs


I’ve you’ve fallen down in a dark pit and into a hell-hole, then all you can do is start climbing until you get out of there.

Both people who have used drugs for a long time and people who have used it only a few times will suffer side-effects and after-effects of the drug abuse.

Most drugs affect the dopamine center in the brain. Dopamine can also be called “the happy hormone”, because when the dopamine hormone is stimulated it affects our feeling of, joy, comfort and pleasure.

When people use drugs the dopamine levels increases for a short time and it often gives the person a feeling of comfort, relaxation and joy. The drug increases the dopamine level temporarily, but it also destroys the dopamine center at the same time. It’s just like alcohol, it makes you feel good there and then, but it destroys the brain and the body at the same time.

Well if you’ve already used drugs and you’ve already caused damage to the brain center that creates the dopamine hormone, then all you can do is to do your best to increase the dopamine in a natural and healthy way. You cannot rebuild the brain cells that have already been destroyed, but you can increase the effect of those who are still working.

Things that increases the dopamine levels is physical activity, so training and keeping yourself active will help you to improve the dopamine center and the side-effects of drugs. Exercising is the healthiest way to reduce the damage of the drug abuse. Other things you can do to improve your brain health is: to get enough amount of sleep, drink enough water, stress-less, get enough Omega 3, vitamin B and D, and all the other nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial and necessary for a good mental and physical health.

I’ve described this more deeply in my book “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”, and I’ve also posted another blog post called “Dopamine, The Natural Happy Hormone” that you should read.

Drugs Opens The Eyes To See The Spiritual World

In the Amazonas many people uses certain drugs to get in touch with the spiritual world and to see things more clearly.

Well other drugs has the same effect as well, it opens people’s eyes to another world and a spiritual world. This can be a fantastic or a horrible experience, depending on the state of your spiritual world and how prepared you are for this experience.

Many people who have opened their eyes to the spiritual world too early and without any preparation or guidance, have suffered terrible effects and consequences because of this. Many people never recover and end up in a deep depression, several suffer with mental problems and anxiety, and many people end up taking suicide.

It’s difficult to see a world you don’t understand, a world that few people around you are seeing, and going through things that few people around you understands.

Those few people who survives and who are able to overcome the drug abuse and the after-effects, are those who diligently studies the word of God and who learns how to fight and overcome the difficult battles in the spiritual world. The Bible says in Genesis :

Genesis 3:4:

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

Well this may not mean that Adam and Eve took drugs, but we can compare it to taking drugs, having your eyes opened to the spiritual world, and to the battle of good and evil.

Well the Bible is filled with Scriptures about Spiritual Warfare, and how to fight and overcome the difficulties and the darkness in the Spiritual world. And if you learn how to read, study, and follow the Scriptures then it will be easier to deal with the difficult battle in your mind.

Listening to Sermons can be a great way to do this. Joyce Meyer has several sermons, books and podcast on this subject called The Battlefield Of The Mind, which is highly recommended.

I highly recommend you listen to her sermons and that you read her book on the subject. I will post a link to her YouTube Sermons, and I will post a link to my book where I have also written more deeply about all of the things written in this article.


Joyce Meyer – The Battlefield Of The Mind Sermon

How To Win The Battle In Your Mind



What’s Been On Your Mind Lately



The whole audio cd on The Battlefield Of The Mind



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Words Of Wisdom For Today

The truth is that in life there will always be a mix of good and bad things. If you’re searching for a perfect life filled with just good and happy days, you’re having unrealistic expectations and you’re in for being disappointed. There will always be days that are less than perfect and people who will act less than perfectly. But you can make imperfect days better and better by having the right kind of attitude. Even though there are bad days and difficult times we can choose to stay unaffected by them. You can never be so righteous that bad things won’t happen to you. Bad things are a part of life even if we do everything right. Having faith is not to avoid trials, difficulties, or tribulations, but it is to go through them and overcome them easier, knowing that everything happens for a reason and that everything will turn out fine.


Jealousy occurs when we see other people’s success and are reminded of our own failures, disappointments, and broken dreams. The only cure for it is to accept everything we’re not and everything we are, and to do the best we can do to overcome our past and the hurt and disappointments that it caused.


When you are getting closer to fulfilling your destiny the kingdom of darkness will attack you more than ever and try to keep you from fulfilling it. They will try to do anything in their power to keep you from shining your light, but there’s one thing they can’t do, and that is to take away a Great Future and destiny that God is determined to give You.


Everyday you get up you have already won over the devil, and every day you get up with a good and positive attitude you have an even greater Victory over the devil and the kingdom of darkness.


Every time you say no to the wrong things, you make room for the right things to enter your life.


Happiness is the key to success. With this in mind, try to think of things you can do today to be happy. Because before you can reach real success in any area of your life, you first have to be able to succeed in being happy yourself.


The greatest test usually comes before the greatest promotion and graduation.


God said “let there be light” and then there was light. God said a word and the word manifested in the world and in the universe. That same thing happens with your own words; your words and your thoughts creates your world and are manifested in the universe. Words are powerful so choose to use them wisely.


Perfection isn’t necessary for success, but determination is.


Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Determi-Nation. Let’s be a nation that are determined to not let evil overcome us, but that are determined to overcome the dark with our light, and to overcome evil with our good. Let’s give the devil a hell of a job in his attempts to put out our light. Let’s be determined to overcome the darkness in this world, and to make this earth a better place to live.


The day you stop being afraid to die, is the day that you will really start living. You have to choose either fear or freedom because you can’t choose both. You can’t be captivated by fear and be free at the same time. Today Choose Freedom from fear, and choose to stop just existing and instead start really living your Life.


Right now you are going through a Spiritual Birth. Right before the miracle of the spiritual baby/gift being born the greatest pains will be felt. Don’t give up right before the birth of your spiritual baby and reward, because soon you will see that all the pain was worth the gain. You’re giving birth to the Holy Spirit and to the Spirit of the Son of God, and the blessings, peace, rewards, and abundance that comes with it. Rejoice because The Time Has Come for Delivery from the devil and the evil of this world.


Don’t be afraid of snakes and serpents, it’s rather the snakes and serpents that should be scared of the Power that is inside of you and the power of the God that is for you. Because if God is for you who can be against you?

Luke 10:17:

The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning.” Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.

Romans 8:31

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Persecuted But Not Abondoned

2 Corinthians 4:1

1Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”b Since we have that same spirit ofc faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


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Discipline And Determination



Hebrews 12:11:

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but rather painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Discipline is the ability to do things when you don’t feel like it and to not do things when you do feel like it.

When you don’t feel like doing the dishes, you do it anyway regardless of what you feel. And when you feel like eating that cookie, you don’t eat it because you’re on that diet and shouldn’t. That is discipline.

Living an undisciplined life based on feelings leads people to bad economies, bad health, bad relationships, and bad, unhappy, dissatisfying lives. When you realize this, you realize the importance of being disciplined and teaching your children to be disciplined as well. Discipline is being able to control your words, actions, and behavior towards other people, no matter what you feel emotionally.

Discipline will keep you away from behavior and attitudes that are damaging your life, health, and relationships, because when you discipline yourself, you do things that are good for you, like exercising, eating healthy, and keeping your house in order.  Discipline is important; with it we can have stable lives, better economy, better relationships, and better health. It makes you finish things you’ve started and makes you accomplish things, which will eventually contribute to making your life better.

You have to be able to master disciplining your mind and emotions when it comes to the little things, before you can start mastering and conquering the bigger things.

Start working on your discipline and self-control before you try to master anything else. When you’re strong enough to do the dishes even when you don’t feel like it, and when you are able to resist the temptation of eating that chocolate even when you really feel like eating it. Then you may be ready for the bigger challenges.

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.

Oprah Winfrey


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For I Was Hungry, And YOU Gave Me Something To Eat



Psalm 112:5:

Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.

Psalm 112:9:

He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever; his horn will be lifted high in honor.

What if you knew that God could be anywhere at any time and that he could be anybody around you? How would you change your way of treating the people around you, and how would you treat yourself?

The truth is that God could be anybody you see around you; He could be the poor man you see lying on the street begging for something to eat.

It might very well be Him testing your abilities to love everybody as if they were all a part of you, a part of your family. And testing how well you practice unconditional love, empathy, and forgiveness.

Matthew 25:35:

“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.”

Then the righteous will answer Him, “Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?” The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”


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