Beauty for Ashes

(WOMEN CONFERENCE, West Palm Beach, Shantel Accilien 10/9/14)

Crystal Lewis sings a song that pretty much describes what I am trying to present to you today:

He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair

When sorrow seems to surround you
When suffering hangs heavy over your head
Know that tomorrow brings wholeness and healing
God knows your need, just believe what He said

When what you've done keeps you from moving on
When fear wants to make itself at home in your heart
Know that forgiveness brings wholeness and healing
God knows your need just believe what He said

I once was lost but God has found me
Though I was bound I've been set free
I've been made righteous in His sight
A display of His splendor all can see

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Come Out of The Shadows

Domestic violence is an enormous problem in our community. The statistics prove it is of epidemic proportions.

  • Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 or 4 women (30%) is battered once in her life time. Imagine 1 out of every 3 or 4 women has been beaten.
  • While 58,000 US soldiers died in Vietnam, 54,000 women were killed by their partners in the US

These statistics would indicate that there are women among us today in this assembly who have been or still are victims of domestic violence. Our heart goes out to you. We hope you will find freedom from the violence, and if you are already liberated, may you find healing for you wounds.

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We have entered into a season of favor

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, 26

This entire chapter of Ezekiel is called "God's care of his flock", and it begins by saying "and the word of the Lord came to me..."  Verse 26 begins the fifth part of the chapter entitled "the Lord's covenant of peace".

What is happening throughout the chapter to come to the point where God tells his people through the prophet?  "Showers come in your season" showers of blessing IN YOUR SEASON."

Please bear with me while I try to look at this chapter so that I can take you to understand what is God's favor amongst other things.

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The Dawn of A New Day - Year 2014

opendoorEvery year the Lord gives me the privilege of sharing the Prophetic Guide that He wants his people to follow for the coming year. This year He has spoken clearly of what each one of us could expect for 2014/5774, if we are obedient.

"...Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed." NLT 2 Chronicles 20:20c; "So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped." v.24; "They found vast amounts of equipment, clothing, and other valuables - more than they could carry. There was so much plunder that it took them three days just to collect it all!" v.25bff

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How To Be Guided by The Spirit

Ephesians 4:13

My last meditation spoke about "How to Grow in the Spirit". Today I will like to speak on the topic "Live in the Spirit Unites Us".

So many of us speak of the Spirit of God without really knowing what the Spirit of God is all about. The Spirit of God not only guides us to grow, it guides us to be united to other Christians whether we think alike or not. See?, the Spirit allows for us to be united in the midst of our diversity, even if we don't all agree as to how the Spirit manifests in each one of us, we can speak the same spiritual language, LOVE.

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The 7 Stages of Grief

Here is the grief model called "The 7 Stages of Grief":

When we talk about healing, we are describing a big spectrum. (mass image, apparition). It is not just the physical, but the emotional, the mental, the spiritual healing that we all seek.

When you go through the death of a love one, or a betrayal or perhaps a divorce, the lost your house, your finances have gone down the drain, children left the home, a lost of your job, etc. you enter a time of grief. Now Let me give you a bit of explanation of what happens when a person goes through this level of grief:

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To Have A Dream

This is the first month of the year 2011, and we are getting ready to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which this year falls on the 17th of January. Since I will be traveling and will not be able to be in the prayer line for the last two weeks January. I wanted to share this meditation with you from a book I have written called “God’s Silent Power”.

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