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There is no peace when you serve Satan! What is caging
you may ask? It is when a person is literally put in a cage spiritually, so
that they cannot see the wrong actions of someone, or so that they will believe
lies about someone. It’s kind of like putting mental blinders on someone. Like
the blinders you’d put on horses so they see in only one direction.
We must be ever vigilant as Christians so that we can
discern if a person is a true servant of Jesus Christ. Once a person is caged,
it is easy to place all kinds of wrong thoughts into their minds and they will
not realize that the thoughts are inconsistent with God’s word. This is one way
in which demonic doctrines can get accepted in the Christian Churches today.
As Christians, we must refuse to accept anything or anyone at face value and test everything against God’s word. Don’t fall for someone just because of his or her charisma. Unfortunately, in today’s society we are easily susceptible to following people with a lot of charisma.
I believe that is perhaps one of the greatest problems within our churches today. Too many people may obtain positions of leadership simple because they have very charismatic personalities which naturally attract people.
Satanism is a big problem around the world and it is beyond anything that has been portrayed in the press. Every city, town or country has its covens, groups or community of people who directly worship and serve Satan.
Unfortunately, it also appears that even some High schools, Universities, Colleges and even Christian schools have their own covens.
In addition to this, did you know that many Asian religions practice another form of Satanism like Egyptians and Caribbean cults?
It doesn’t matter how you pretty it up and make it look glamorous, every religion that worships and serves demons is a form of Satanism. Some people refer to them as energies, vibrations, pagan gods, spirit entities etc.
I don’t care! They are still demons!
In 2 Timothy 4:1-5 it states,
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:
2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.
3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministries.
The Appeal Renewed
2 Timothy 2:1-13
1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrusted to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others
3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.
6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel,
9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained.
10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
11 Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
And I forward to verse 19
19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription:
“The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.
21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
Types of Doorways
Inheritance (i.e. generational curses)
General occult games
Drinking blood (animal & human)
Occult & horror movies
Multiple sexual relationships
Curses can also be placed on mirrors and this can be used as a doorway for demons to enter into a place. Mirrors are a common doorway frequently used to establish communication with the spirit world. All Christians must be alerted to this source of trouble, especially pastors and Christian leaders.
Terrible damage is being done within Christian churches and in relationships between people because of these curses and incantations. We must always be alert and sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Put on the whole Amor of God and ask the Lord to show you how to use it. Even though we may not be able to see the armor of God, it is real armor in the spirit world. We can use it in the physical world with the help of the Holy Spirit.
So, what exactly is the Armor of God you may ask? In Ephesian 6:10-18 it says,
“10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
And I say personally, “19Pray for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given to me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Amen”
1 Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. 2 Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. 3 Brandish spear and javelin[ against those who pursue me. Say to me, “I am your salvation.”
4 May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay. 5 May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away; 6 may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
7 Since they hid their net for me without cause and without cause dug a pit for me, 8 may ruin overtake them by surprise— may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin. 9 Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation. 10 My whole being will exclaim, “Who is like you, Lord? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.”
11 Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about. 12 They repay me evil for good and leave me like one bereaved. 13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered, 14 I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother. 15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing. 16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;[ they gnashed their teeth at me.
17 How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. 18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you. 19 Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye. 20 They do not speak peaceably, but devise false accusations against those who live quietly in the land. 21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it.”
22 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord. 23 Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord. 24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God; do not let them gloat over me. 25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!” or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
26 May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace. 27 May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, “The Lord be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness, your praises all day long.
I believe there is power in God’s word and we can
still act upon His word today as the Holy Spirit shows us where to set our
Please note however that it is important that we keep an
attitude of humility and grace as we pray. John Dawson reminds us,
“As you stand in the gap for your city, allow the Holy Spirit to shine the bright light of truth into the inner rooms of your soul.
Run from religious deceit that would seduce you into believing that you are more superior to everyone else. It is only by the blood of the Lamb and the power of the Spirit that we stand free from the chains of guilt and the sentence of death.”
A big obstacle that we as women face in maintaining an effective prayer life is the persistent and ever popular questions of,
“How can my prayers possibly make a difference in my life, my family, my community, my country or the entire world?”
This hesitation may possibly be Satan’s most effective
method of discouraging us from pursuing prayer. Yet scripture clearly shows us
that when believers pray on earth, they activate activities in the heavenlies.
The prophet Daniel had an angelic visitation after three
weeks of prayer and fasting, and repenting on behalf of his people. The angel
told Daniel that on the first day he humbled himself to pray, God had heard his
words. In fact, the angel had been dispatched with a message in response to
Daniel’s prayer, but had encountered interference from the “prince of Persia.”
Ultimately the messenger angel had to get help from the
angel Michael to get his message through and he delivered a prophetic message
to Daniel. If there were rulers or principalities in the spiritual realm trying
to stop Daniel’s prayers from being answered then, who are we to believe we are
I still believe there are hostile spiritual forces trying to block our prayers from being answered and scripture implies that these principalities rule over different geographical locations.
The Book of Daniel
The book of Daniel illustrates how God protected and promoted four young men.
When Daniel and his friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego demonstrated their faithfulness to God, they are delivered from deadly perils by God’s mighty acts.
In the bible, Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams and in the second part of the book of Daniel, it describes visions and messages that Daniel received from God through angelic messengers. These visions are represented in the cryptic language and symbolic terms typical of apocalyptic literature.
The End Times
12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I,
Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the
river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of
them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river,
“How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
8 I heard,
but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
Jesus promises the Holy Spirit
The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers us to be strong women of God, even in our moments of weakness. In the bible, Jesus promised his followers, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, or Strengthener) that He may remain with you forever; the Spirit of Truth.
The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit (John 15:26-27)
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.
John 16:1-15 New
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16 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.
3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them. I did not tell you this from the beginning because I was with you, 5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Rather, you are filled with grief because I have said these things.
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 about sin, because people do not believe in me; 10 about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11 and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
Prays for His Disciples (John 17:6-19)
6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Prays for All Believers (John 17:20-26)
prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me
through their message, 21 that all of them may be
one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so
that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have
given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them
and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world
will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory,
the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
God in His marvelous grace, began revealing His will
for man right from the beginning, in Genesis 3:15, which is the first prophecy
related to God’s redemptive plan for the salvation of mankind.
From there onward, through the pens of many writers, including myself, I strongly believe that God will continue to reveal more and more of His plan, which we can still find in the Bible today!
The Power of Three: A
During the third month of the calendar year (March), we
shall celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, also known as
Easter Sunday. Some churches may also celebrate Palm Sunday, which is the final
Sunday before Easter Sunday.
Did you know that it is said that Christ died and rose again
on the third day and that there is a symbolic meaning for the number (3) three?
Biblically, three is the number of the Godhead and the
number of Divine completeness?
“I’m Yulaw, I’m nobody’s b!#ch!
I don’t need to know you, you only need to know me. I will be ‘The One!”
In the 2001 Movie, The One, Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li), once an officer of the “Multiverse Authority, an agency that polices interdimensional travel via wormholes, seeks to hunt down all variations of himself in alternate universes.
By killing all 124 of his other selves (thus becoming the last version) and absorbing their life energies which was making him stronger, faster and increasing his mental abilities, he believes he will become an immortal godlike being call “The One”.
I love movies and plays, but did you know that play takes many forms and promotes cognitive development in many ways?
Play, according to Jean Piaget, is a child’s work.
Children often use play to learn about their physical surroundings and use dramatic play to master symbolic representation and increase their social knowledge, thereby reducing their self-centered orientation.
By engaging in constructive play, children acquire bits of information that they use to build their knowledge.
Greater knowledge, in turn gives them increasingly higher levels of understanding and competence.
In addition, through active play, children develop skills that make them feel physically confident and self-assured.
An example of a kind of play are games and competitive play.
This kind of play involves cooperation with others and with following rules that define appropriate behavior.
This also contributes to the development of learning rules, understanding cause-and-effect and consequences of various actions as well as winning and losing.
In the movie, Yulaw is very competitive and is clearly what we would call an ‘Alpha male’, very dominant and wants to be the Chief, the Leader, the King, the Ruler, or as the movie states The One!
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a leader, we must be cognizant of the way we choose to acquire such status.
For instance, Yulaw’s crave for power was only being acquired so that he could become a godlike immortal being dominating the multiverse at his pleasure.
He wasn’t seeking to use it for good and he definitely wasn’t obtaining his power in an honorable way.
Speaking of power and law- In the bible, God showed great restraint dealing with sin from the days of Adam until the days of Noah.
He operated in mercy, love, and forgiveness. But in the end, sin multiplied so grievously before the Flood that after the Flood, God handed down the Law of Moses.
However according to my studies, the Old Testament is not an exact representation of God and only serves to bring condemnation and give strength to sin.
The Old Covenant was an inferior covenant to the New Covenant and the whole book of Hebrews addresses this concept in details.
Have you ever felt guilty?
Do you know where that came from?
You got that through the Law, through the Old Testament administration.
The Law make you feel guilty. It condemns you, according to 2 Corinthians 3:9 and Romans 3:19
Condemnation is not to be confused with the conviction of the Holy Spirit.
He is on the inside of you and will let you know immediately if what you are thinking of doing or have done is sin or not God’s will for your life.
Conviction draws you to God and leads you in His ways.
Condemnation drives you away from intimacy with God and makes you feel helpless to do anything but sin.
The bible says the purpose of the Law was to give us the knowledge of sin. Lightning wasn’t striking people every time they committed sin.
At the time, what seemed to be a lack of seriousness toward sin had and still have people thinking, Well I know I should be better, so I’m going to make a New Year’s Resolution and not beat my wife anymore or cheat on her. Or I’m going to stop drinking or doing drugs.
They would temporarily improve their lives and start trusting in their own goodness.
However, they still aren’t considering the seriousness of the sin they have in their lives.
Without the Law, mankind began to think, Well, just do the best you can and God’s going to accept you.
They didn’t understand how deadly sin was because God hadn’t punished it.
So, God began to reveal His true wrath on sin by giving the Law.
Suddenly people realized what they had thought was right and wrong was totally off base.
Their conscience had been defiled and deaden, so God had to help them realize what right and wrong really were.
The Law revived their consciences.
The correct purpose of the Law is to give revelation to people who do not see the need for God.
People who do not understand they have sinned against God and have deceived themselves.
2 Thessalonians Chapter 2
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The Man of Lawlessness
1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters,
2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.
4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
In verse 4, we can say that this person believes they’re a God. A person deserving of people’s worship. However, an idol is any person, object or activity you give a higher priority in your life than a relationship with God.
An idol can be your home, your job, a vehicle, a relationship, or even your family. An idol can be a pet, a computer, or what you look at on that computer. An idol can be alcohol, drugs, sex, or any sin.
An idol can be the work you do for the Lord that consumes all your energy and time. God says He’s a jealous God. He wants our time and attention.
And verse 5 continues to tell us what Paul continues to encourage us by saying,
5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you, I used to tell you these things?
6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time.
7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
The Law can be used to show that they are not going to heaven without salvation through Jesus Christ.
However, Hebrews 10 states,
1 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming-not the realities themselves. For this reason, it can never, by the same sacrifices repeat endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
2 I f it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshippers would have been cleansed once and for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
3 But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins
4 because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world: Please forward to verse eight
8 First he said, “Sacrifice and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made).
9 Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.
10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties, again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
12 But when this priest (Jesus Christ who is ‘The One’) had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
13 Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool,
14 because by ONE sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this.
First, he says:
16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”
17 “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”
18 And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
In conclusion, I say,
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,
20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is his body,
21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,
22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised IS FAITHFUL.
Like many philosophical schools in the Hellenistic world, the Epicureans were followers of a school of philosophy founded in the fourth century BC by Epicurus (341-271 BC).
The Epicureans focused on the question: What is the good life?
Their answer was, “The good life was a life of happiness.
Happiness was the presence of pleasure, and the absence of pain.
However, their psychology of pleasures and pains were unique.
They divided pleasures into static pleasures and kinetic pleasures.
Enjoying a kinetic pleasure involved having a desire, satisfying that desire, and then experiencing the lack of that desire.
For example, the desire for any food( especially Caribbean cook food) is considered a kinetic pleasure as one becomes hungry, then eats, and is then satisfied.
Enjoying a static pleasure however, would be considered engaging in a philosophical or intellectual discussion.
The more you philosophize, the more you want to continue to discuss and go more in depth.
The word “epicurean” has now come to mean “devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially to the enjoyment of good food and comfort”.
Speaking of sensual pleasures, paraphilia is the clinical term for a sexual deviation or sexual perversion that deviates from the standard “normal”.
Some of these sexual fantasies, urges, and behaviors may cause distress and sometimes lead to criminal behavior.
What is abnormal is clear- for example a person who regularly engages in sexual behavior that victimizes others (sadism, pedophilia and exhibitionism).
Please note however that what constitutes as “normal” behavior varies dramatically depending on cultural and religious beliefs.
Also, what may be “normal” enough if restricted to sexual fantasy may be considered deviant or even criminal if acted out.
Some paraphilias may involve degrading oneself or inflicting suffering on one’s sexual partner.
In sexual sadism, the person is sexually aroused by causing psychological or physical pain in another person.
When thoughts or sexual fantasies become preoccupations that overwhelm behavior constrains, serious consequences can occur.
· Exhibitionism is the exposure of one’s genitals to a stranger
· Fetishism is the use of objects to gain sexual satisfaction
· Frotteurism is touching or rubbing against a non-consenting person
· Pedophilia is sexual activity with a prepubescent child
· Sexual masochism is enjoying or craving sexual activity that causes one’s self humiliation or pain
· Sexual sadism is sexual excitement through activity that causes another person pain or humiliation
· Transvestic fetishism is sexual activity by heterosexual males involved in cross-dressing
· Voyeurism is the observing of unsuspecting persons who are nude, disrobing, or involved in sexual activity
While any one of these paraphilias can be a serious mental disorder, it is not uncommon for several of them to occur together.
It’s hard to state the prevalence of paraphilias in the general population because of the very private nature of most of these types of activities.
Most often, it is only after an incident or crime has taken place, that we are able to record information taken from the offenders’ or victims’ memories.
Unfortunately, studies show that approximately 90% of paraphilic activities go undetected and unreported
However, the most dangerous type of Paraphilia is Pedophilia, which involves any kind of sexual behavior with children.
According to my research, some pedophiles rationalize their behavior by saying that they are providing a form of “sex education” for the child and they are doing it in the child’s best interest.
No! Sex with children is and will always be criminal, exploitative and takes unfair and selfish advantage of the child’s innocence and powerlessness.
Child sexual abuse is a complex and serious problem.
A few years ago I attended a Darkness to Light training session at the Red Cross Cayman Islands and was also informed that the training could also be completed online at www.D2L.org
At Darkness to Light, their vision is to have a world free of child sexual abuse. A world in which all children are loved, protected, and nurtured, able to grow up healthy, with their sexual boundaries intact. I now feel more confident and competent in preventing sexual abuse amongst children and will continue to seek out similar training courses.
There have also been many cults known to practice such behaviors and many other distorted rituals.
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
A glaring example is the Jim Jones followers, who willingly drank cyanide-laced Kool-Aid under the influence of a dominant charismatic leader called Jim Jones.
James Warren Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American religious leader, who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana.
Can you imagine what else he might have been able to persuade his followers to do? Wow!
Jim Jones achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Can you imagine what else he might have been able to persuade his followers to do?
I’ve learnt that apparently most people with paraphilias experience them as being a fundamental and necessary part of their makeup.
Further research states that it is very hard to give up a passion, however peculiar and from the perspective of the person with the Paraphilia, often the only “problem” in their view is the restriction imposed by legal criticisms, lack of available cooperative partners, or the public forbidding their standard of unusual sexual desires.
Continuing Medical Education- Sexual Disorders
This Sexual Disorders topic center contains information about paraphilias (more commonly known as sexual perversions or deviancies) and list many questions asked about sexual disorders and the answers from experts.
Sexual Offense Recovery Online
http://www.sexualoffenserecovery.com/ is an on-line service providing information and consultation assistance to victims of sexual abuse.
This dessert is available at “the brew corner” in Vasai west. It is called “The Everest”. It costs Rs. 400. It has multiple layers of Ice cream, brownies, waffles and it’s topped with fresh cream, chocolate and caramel sauce with chocochips sprinkled.
The cafe is located near GG college. It’s claims that the dessert is taller than the Jenga tower (an indoor game build of blocks).
Actual picture of Dessert
The dessert is worth it’s price. If you have a sweet tooth this is the perfect for you. It is adviced that you order this when you are with a group, as it is too difficult for one person to finish the whole dessert.
Have you ever had a wonderful dream that you woke up sad?
Well I did, not just once but so many times. I guess y’all have experienced the same too, at least once till now. You know the feeling. It’s exactly like the dialogue from K-drama “My love from the star” which stated that “I realized that a happy dream makes me feel even more miserable when I wake up”. That dialogue stuck in my mind ever since I heard it. It made me think about all those times when I had a nightmare and woke up feeling relieved whereas when I had a sweet dream, where I was living my fantasy, I woke feeling sad about. I felt like going back to the dream and never returning because it was so perfect, because it was everything I wanted, because it was all I’ve ever hoped for and sometimes ever more. This is really strange, but why? Why our brain makes us feel so happy and in a second (as soon as we wake up) it takes it all away. Why can’t our brain give us answers to how do we make our fantasy a reality instead of creating a perfect but fake dream? I know I’m asking too much but I don’t want to be sad when I wake or be afraid while I’m asleep.
the feeling a good dream is indescribable. Although it is for few hours or even few minutes you feel so pleasant. I’ve also heard that the dream which we dream of in the morning ends up turning into reality. So according to that let’s hope that you dream of something really nice cause no matter what, we do not control our unconscious mind. It’ll definitely show us wonders irrespective of whether we are cozy in our bed or uncomfortable on the hard floor, we will still be dreaming. A dream which we might not remember when we wake up. That’s a total different feeling of uneasiness. Anyhow some of them we still remember and I hope instead of feeling sad or happy about it you get some or the other moral out of it.
On that note I hope you sleep well tonight. Take care and keep dreaming! Dream BIG!
There’s a reason for saying that.
Recently I bought a lotion from a medical store, which costed around ₹120 before GST and now it has reduced to ₹98. I was definitely happy.
One fine day while I was applying the lotion I realized the price tag was a sticker. I was curious to know what’s beneath the sticker. I pulled off the sticker and guess what? There was a different price written there. The lotion was for ₹94! I know it’s not much of difference but still I was less happy now.
WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL THIS?
It is because this is what we do in real life. We are happy but one fine day we decide to pull off the sticker, out of curiosity and we end up bursting the bubble of happiness. Sometimes someone else will do that for you but in the end you are the one with is left with disappointment. In this situation sometimes truth is better unknown. You don’t need to know about the truth if it’s irrelevant. If you are happy with what you’ve got now nothing else from the past matters. This does not mean you should let people lie to you. What I’m saying is totally different. I’m saying if it’s nothing that bothers you just let it be.
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