October 23. 2021

Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. – John 4:31-34 ESV

Warrior;
WHY ARE YOU HERE? What is your purpose? Why do you get up each day, do what you do and go to bed the next day? Why did the God of the universe breathe breath into you and give you the gift of life? You have been created for a time such as this! The book of Ecclesiastes tells us that we must know what TIME IT IS! There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.( Ecc 3:1-8)

Leader, when you know THE TIME, we live in then you LIVE with a sense of URGENCY! Planes crash, and people die in a wink of an eye- it’s a fact of life! What are you doing with your time on this planet before your time in the BOX? Rule #1 about being a Leader for God is, “It’s NOT about you!”. We need to get off ourselves and the FEEDING OF OUR EGO and EAT THE BREAD OF LIFE! If you understand the cycle of LIFE – then you will be FED by bringing others into FREEDOM that comes from being with the FATHER! The book of Hebrews tells us the cycle of life: Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. (Hebrews 9:27) We all fall short of the Glory of God and are in need of a SAVIOR! For the PRICE OF SIN IS DEATH! If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10)

Conduit, if we will trust in JEHOVAH JIREH He will provide all of our needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19) In the journey through the desert God provided MANNA, which translated means, ‘WHAT IS IT’. When GOD is our FOCUS and HIS WILL is our OUTCOME then HIS WORK is OUR WORK. We are on a rescue mission and GOD WILL FEED HIS SOLDIERS! Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve. (Proverbs 24:11-12) The TIME IS NOW to consider, WHOSE ARE YOU and WHY ARE YOU HERE? Once you know the answers to those two questions then you can AVAIL and COMMIT! Jesus, knew WHY HE WAS HERE, do you? Jesus said, “The food that keeps me going is that I do the will of the One who sent me, finishing the work he started. As you look around right now, wouldn’t you say that in about four months it will be time to harvest? Well, I’m telling you to open your eyes and take a good look at what’s right in front of you. These Samaritan fields are ripe. It’s harvest time! (John 4:34-35 MSG) Amen!!

LIM Radio Replay: Pattern Forward.

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/10-22-21-pattern-forward

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black talks about the way forward. We all have a Past, a Present and a Future. Where we focus, and what we do with each of those three dictates the value and outcome of our lives. Today Mr. Black will be joined by Dom Fausette of Think React Lead, a man who has been to Hell and back and now helps others move forward! Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an hour of Power as Mr. Black and Mr. Fausette discuss: Pattern Forward.

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October 22. 2021

By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion.On the willows there we hung up our lyres. For there our captors required of us songs,and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” – Psalm 137:1-3 ESV

Warrior;
Can you feel their pain? This was written by God’s people when they were at a loss. The world that they believed God had promised them was crumbling. They were in a foreign land, a land that hated their God. A land that mocked their beliefs. A land that treated them with disdain, like they were less than, they were as dogs- DEPLORABLE. They were slaves in a foreign land and yet they were children of God and they were wondering, WHERE IS OUR GOD? This psalm should hit home, for this is the same situation we live in today in America! Our country has left our God and our government is wanted to be our GOD! But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

Leader, can you empathize? Do you feel their pain? If not, you might not be a child of God! This is the time we live in, we are sojourners in a foreign land- if we are TRUE CHILDREN OF GOD! Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. (1 Peter 2:11-12) For we are foreigners and sojourners in Your presence as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope. (1 Chronicles 29:15)

Conduit, we are called to be DIFFERENT! Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.(Romans 12:2) “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48) Be different, LOVE differently, VOTE DIFFERENTLY. VOTE as GOD is your GOD and not the government. For if you are a CHILD OF GOD- you are NOT OF THIS WORLD, so quit acting like the world! You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9) BE LIKE JESUS and the WORLD WILL HATE YOU! He is our Savior, not the government. Amen!

LIM Radio Replay- Resilient Mind

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/10-21-21-resilient-minds

Today on Like it Matters Radio Mr. Black goes into Resiliency!  Resiliency is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. To spring back into shape, to return to your original shape! Dr. Viktor Frank told us, ‘Between the stimulus and the response there is a space. And on that space is our power, is our freedom.”. Today on Like it Matters Radio Mr. Black will be joined by 3 gentlemen who knows what resilience is. They all come from a criminal justice perspective as LEO’s and crime fighters and all understand the power of resilience on overcoming life’s daily obstacles. Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an ‘hour of power’ as Mr. Black and guests discuss; Resilient Minds!

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October 21. 2021

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. – 2 Corinthians 4:4-6 ESV

Warrior;
The god of this world; Satan. “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience”. (Ephesians 2:1–2) Paul describes Satan first as a “prince” with power, because he has authentic power in the world (1 John 5:19). In the book of Revelation, Chapter 5 we hear John weeping as he is taking by the Spirit and shown things that “must take place after this.” Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:1-5) What is the deed that no one, but the LAMB OF GOD, is worthy to unloose? It is the deed to planet earth. The deed that MAN, ADAM, had in the Garden of Eden, the deed to our planet, was handed over to Satan, for a time- see Genesis 3. That is why Jesus is called our REDEEMER.

Leader, to REDEEM something is to purchase it back, but it means so much more in the original languages of the Bible. Per Biblestudytools.com: In the Old Testament, redemption involves deliverance from bondage based on the payment of a price by a redeemer. The Hebrew root words used most often for the concept of redemption are pada, gaal and kapar. The verb pada is a legal term concerning the substitution required for the person or animal delivered. Pada is also used in relation to legislation with regard to the firstborn. The verb gaal, is a legal term for the deliverance of some person, property, or right to which one had a previous claim through family relation or possession. Goel, the participle of gaal, is the term for the person who performed the duties of “redeemer.” The meaning of the third verb, kapar , is to cover. To cover sin, atone, or make expiation are associated meanings. This all is what JESUS has done for us as our redeemer. The Book of Ruth is a picture of Jesus, one of the main characters- Boaz is a shadow of our Jesus, our KINSMAN REDEEMER. The kinsman-redeemer is a male relative who, according to various laws of the Old Testament, had the responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need. The Hebrew term (go el) for kinsman-redeemer designates one who delivers or rescues (Genesis 48:16; Exodus 6:6) or redeems property or person (Leviticus 27:9–25, 25:47–55). Jesus is returning to RECLAIM what was HIS, but in our disobedience we gave to Satan. Even during Jesus Temptation in the desert by Satan as recounted in the books of Matthew and Luke chapters 4- the Devil tempted Jesus by telling Him if he would just bow down and worship him, then Satan would give Jesus the Kingdoms of this world- they were his to give!

Conduit, Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. “I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. So if You worship me, it will all be Yours.” (Luke 4:5-7. Christ is THE PERFECT example of a kinsman-redeemer because, as our brother (Hebrews 2:11), He redeems, and as the LAMB OF GOD, He is the only one that can! Notice there is only one thing in the way and that is the devil, the SPIRIT OF THE ANTI-CHRIST. Just as the devil TWISTED SCRIPTURE to the WORD HIMSELF (again see Luke 4 and Matthew 4), so too we live in the world that is run by the great deceiver, the Father of lies: Satan. We must remember the three main ways the devil gets us; For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. (1 John 2:16) This is the devils kingdom and He is the Prince of the air, the prince of this world- and he shows up, not like a man in a ‘red suit, and a pitchfork- but in the form of well meaning, friendly helpers on this journey. See Peter’s attempt to keep Jesus off the cross in Mathew 16:23 and David’s desire to take an illegal census in 1 Chronicles 21:1. We must remember: For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) The only one who gives the light of knowledge of the Glory of God in the FACE OF JESUS CHRIST is the HOLY SPIRIT. He is the discerner of the word, the illuminator of the truth and the tapper of the heart! And how do we get the HOLY SPIRIT? That is through a saving relationship with the SON, Jesus Christ! When you accept the paid price of the cross, then you get the HELPER, who helps you combat the lies of the Prince of this WORLD, until our PRINCE, our REDEEMER returns with his DEED OF REDEMPTION to claim what was HIS and given away in the Garden of EDEN! Make no mistake about it: He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:21) Please TARRY NOT, REDEEMER JESUS!

LIM RADIO Replay- Battle Ready!

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/10-20-21-battle-ready

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Blacks wants to make you AWARE. Awareness is a key to success, to overcoming, to winning. On yesterday’s Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black talked about change, tomorrow Mr. Black with break down the leadership quality of resilience, and today Mr. Black wants you to be aware of your environment.  We only use 3-5% of our brain consciously. We have become so busy, with so many things- that we become unaware of just how UNAWARE we really are! Awareness is the key to understand what time it is, and what resources are needed for the environment we are in. Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an ‘hour of power’, as Mr. Black does a hard dive into: Battle Ready?

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October 20. 2021

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. – James 5:7-9 ESV

Warrior; Paul in his first letter to the church at Corinth, put it bluntly: If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha. (1 Corinthians 16:22) That is one of those “Interesting words”, Maranatha: consists of two Aramean words, ‘Maran’ and ‘athah’, meaning, “our Lord comes,” or is “coming.” If the latter interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, “Our Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at nought.” In other words: to treat as of no account; to disregard; to despise; to defy; to treat with ignominy. And IGNOMINY means deep personal humiliation and disgrace: dishonor; public contempt, public embarrassment; the state or condition of suffering loss of esteem and of enduring reproach. For those who treat JESUS with this disdain, HE WILL JUDGE! There are only 2 teams in this world. No, not Republican or Democrat, not conservative or liberal, not PRO TRUMP and those of you who believe TRUMP is somehow an existential threat and therefore, he and his followers must be destroyed….You are either in Love with Jesus or you are bitter toward the WORD OF GOD. The word MARANATHA separates the 2 teams. Those who DESIRE it- the coming of CHRIST, and those who MOCK HIM and anyone who calls on the name of JESUS.

Leader, Jesus Himself knew that HE WOULD BE THE SEPARATOR! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:51-53) Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:11-13) The fair question to check on our spiritual health: are you seeking, hoping, craving, begging that Yeshua come? Do you speak publicly about your LOVE of JESUS, or do you let the politics of the day silence you and make you believe SATAN’S lie that your relationship with JESUS is personal and supposed to keep separate from other aspects of your life? Do you cry out, MARANATHA, or -NOT YET?

Conduit, we are a time of DECISION. We can no longer keep our FAITH and BELIEF in JESUS private. We are called to speak the name of JESUS, to DEFEND the name of JESUS and to SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS. Jesus Himself made clear that HE IS WATCHING, and IT DOES MATTER! “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33) Read the entire 10th chapter of Matthew and you will read of the division that will come down between those who CRY MARANATHA and those who claim followers of JESUS, believers in the WORD will be called names; homophobic, hateful, self-righteous and enemies of progress. In the final book of the GOOD BOOK, when Jesus tells us how the time of the GENTILES wraps up and how the END OF MAN’s TIME in charge, is put to rest that MARANATHA will cause much division, much fear and pain. This is why we are called to be WARRIORS, fighting the good fight, speaking the name of JESUS with love and with awe. It is time to get serious about the COST of following JESUS CHRIST. “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. (Matthew 24:9-10) There is a big cost in today’s world for believing in and speaking about MARANATHA- are you willing to publicly state WHOSE TEAM YOU ARE ON? Are you willing to forgo the praise of man for the PRAISE OF JESUS? For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. (John 12:43) It is time to decide…JESUS, or THE WORLD? MARANATHA or MALARKEY? And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word. (1 Kings 18:21) The time of DECISION is at hand! “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live”! Amen and MARANATHA!

LIM Radio Replay- Change!

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/10-19-21-pivot-adapt-change

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black is going in depth on a specific and important leadership ability; Change leadership/management. Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, coined the phrase, ‘Change is the only constant in life’. Everything is changing; our country, our beliefs, our norms, our relationships and our lives. If you are going to be at the top of your game, you’re going to need to embrace change, manage/lead change and become comfortable with change! In order to be comfortable with change we should understand it, study it, and embrace change. Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black will be joined by author and change-leader, Walt Carter. Walt will be talking about change and his new ‘best-selling’ book, ‘We can’t stay here’. Tune into Like It Matters Radio as Mr. Black and Walt Carter discuss: Pivot, adapt…change.

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October 19. 2021

Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God.- Ecclesiastes 5:19 ESV

Warrior;
Ecclesiastes is a book of perspective. The narrative of “the Preacher” or “the Teacher” reveals the depression that inevitably results from seeking happiness in worldly things. Ecclesiastes gives us a chance to see the world through the eyes of a very wise person- someone, LIKE US, who WANTS MEANING from LIFE and realizes there is little JOY and PEACE in attempting to FIND MEANING in temporal, human things. Most every form of worldly pleasure is explored, and none of it gives a sense of meaning and purpose beyond existence. In the end, the Preacher\Teacher comes to accept that faith in God is the only way to find personal meaning. ACCEPTING and lamenting, the fact that life is brief and ultimately WORTHLESS without God. We are IMPLORED to focus on THE eternal God instead of temporal pleasure. The Book starts with THE END IN MIND: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Ecc 1:2)

Leader, If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. For it comes in vanity and goes in darkness, and in darkness its name is covered. Moreover, it has not seen the sun or known anything, yet it finds rest rather than he. Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, yet enjoy no good—do not all go to the one place? (Ecc 6:3-6) The 2 things that SYMBOLIZED God’s blessing on a JEW was: 1- Longevity of Life; “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12). 2- Children. Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. (Psalm 127:3) We are given this GODLY WISDOM: There is great DANGER looking to our MONEY and KIDS for meaning. We are told: having wealth and having a LARGE, successful FAMILY, will leave you EMPTY- IF, God is NOT IN IT! God is to be our FOCUS, our REASON and our PORTION!

Conduit– FOCUS on HIGH, on HIM and the BEMA seat of CHRIST! I said to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good.” But that also proved to be meaningless. “Laughter,” I said, “is madness. And what does pleasure accomplish?” I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was good for people to do under the heavens during the few days of their lives. I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem as well—the delights of a man’s heart. I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. (Ecc 2:1-11)

October 18. 2021

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” – Genesis 12:1-3 ESV

Warrior;
Abraham is the Father of our FAITH. He was a FRIEND of GOD, and HE was the CONDUIT of blessing for all the JEWISH people and, those IN CHRIST! Galatians 3:29 affirms this: If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. God gave Abram three instructions: 1- Leave this place, Babylon. 2- Leave ALL your family, your Fathers house. 3- GO TO a specific place, the land that I will show you and then GIVE YOU! Abram DID NOT fully obey God, He KIND OF did, he ALMOST did what God told him. Partial OBEDIENCE is DISOBEDIENCE! For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. (Galatians 3:29)

Leader, Abram did NOT OBEY GOD! He took his father, Terra and his nephew Lot, with him. He did NOT LEAVE Babylon. Harran was on the outskirts of Babylon. Beyond Harran is the great WILDERNESS where the Israelites journeyed for 40 years. That DESERT must be endured to get to God’s promised, PROMISE LAND. The SUBURBS of disobedience is still in the land of DISOBEDIENCE! Thirdly, He never MADE IT to the “Land I will show you’. Abram came to THE LINE, but HE NEVER stepped over the LINE and FULLY committed to God’s plan! Like Israel’s first king, KING SAUL. Read 1 Samuel 15, when Saul kept the king of the Amalekites, Agag alive, as well as some of the sheep and cattle and HE LOST HIS covering and his blessing. The Lord sent you on a mission, instructing you, ‘Go, and put the sinful Amalekites under the ban. Fight against them until you’ve wiped them out.’ Why didn’t you obey the Lord? You did evil in the Lord’s eyes when you tore into the plunder!” (1 Samuel 18,19)

Conduit, when we fail to FULLY OBEY GOD- the result is we LOSE PRIVILEGED and we make it necessary for GOD to deal with us in a more SEVERE, painful way. Psalm 32:8-9; I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. There are TRAGIC consequences for HALF-WAY obedience. We cannot PLEASE God with merging our feelings with GOD’s INSTRUCTION! The Hebrew meaning of Terra is DELAY, and the Hebrew meaning of Harran is Barrenness! Because of Abrams disobedience He was DELAYED in BARRENNESS. God never spoke to Abram in Harran and his father died in Harran. Terra was an idolater and Babylon is the source of ALL false religions. The study of Epigenetics tells us we are a community of 300 Trillion cells all driven by our environment! If you want to REALLY CHANGE then you must change your ENVIRONMENT and those you call FRIENDS, even FAMILY! If you are a child of GOD, He will use whatever is necessary to correct you and keep you on the NARROW PATH. And yes, PAIN can move even the most STUBBORN MULE! Don’t be an ASS, seek the LORD and HIS WILL and then DO HIS WILL, not your interpretation of it! Amen!!