Have You Checked Your Soil Lately???

  

The Lord has been dealing with me on the seed. In my last blog on this topic, I dealt with the seed when it is planted into the ground. And the importance of waiting for the fruit to come forth between the planting of the seed and the process it has to come through in order to bring forth plenty fruit. But  I want to focus on the soil. Have you ever felt like you are constantly sowing the seed, you are doing everything right, but you are getting nothing in return? Could it be that your soil is not right? How so?

Jesus talks about the parable of the sower in Luke chapter 8, who sowed his seeds in different soils and the results of the seeds being sown into those different environments. He deals with the motives and the dispositions of those who were listening to His messages. Luke 8 represents the different soils (conditions) of the human heart and the different receptions and results which the seed of the gospel meets with as it is sown through believers all over the world. Luke chapter 8 is very relevant to today’s church.

The soils represents us as believers and for everyone who attends church on a weekly basis. After this research, I am reminded that it is important that we pray as we enter the church, it should be our prayer that God will purify our hearts so that we are able to receive the word and that it will bring forth manifested results to expand and add to the Kingdom of God.

There are four different environments where these seeds were casted in Luke chapter 8 and I am going to focus on how these four different soils apply to the Christian life today. So firstly;

  • The Wayside

Luke 8v 12 talks about the seed (the word of God) falling by the wayside represents the heart of those who hears the word but the enemy comes and takes the word of their hearts to stop them from believing the word and be saved. The wayside path is a public thoroughfare beaten smooth and hardened by the feet of travellers; so that the seed dropped there cannot sink in but is speedily picked up by the birds or trodden down by men.

The human heart can be seen as a wayside as this is where all of one’s thoughts travel. The heart is where all imaginations and sinful feelings, corrupt desires meet and exchange salutations. The heart of such a man is trodden down and made hard like a wayside, by overrunning thoughts and sins. Imagine if you enter the House of God with these overruling thoughts, your heart is filled with evil imaginations, when you bow to pray or when you start to sing the songs, it is not coming from your spirit. When the word of God is preached, it falls upon the affections and imaginations just like a wayside, and in return the word is trodden by negligence or allows the enemy to come in through distractions or life’s issues to snatch away the word that God has for you. The word only hits your ears but it does not penetrate your soul. On these wayside hearers, the word of God has no effect, there is no change and therefore there is no fruit of productivity in their lives.

Have you ever noticed after attending church, you have heard the word, it was powerful, right on point it was prophetic. But then you start to experience warfare, or random individuals even those who are close to you do everything in their power to upset or offend you. This is a plot of the enemy to steal your word. Be aware!!!

  • Thorns

The seeds which fell among thorns, represents those who have heard the word, but they get caught up with life and the cares and riches and pleasures of this life chokes the word, which leads to the word laying dormant and bare no fruit. How many powerful words have you heard over the past few years? How many times did the Holy Spirit move in your church? Yet you may not have seen the manifestation of what you have heard? Could it be that you have allowed the cares and worries of this life to choke your word. 

As I was looking at verse 14 of Luke chapter 8, the word choked stood out to me so I took to the dictionary to look at the meaning of ‘choked’.

Choked- (1) when a person/animal has severe difficulty in breathing because of a constructed or obstructed throat or lack of air.

(2) To fill a space so as to make movement difficult or impossible.

I want to focus on the second meaning. 

 ‘Fills a space so as to make movement difficult or impossible’. 

 This is a tactic of the enemy, what he does is he will try to fill your life with stress, depression and disappointments to block you from moving on the prophetic word. I have experienced this personally. Every time I set to act on the prophetic word over my life, there is always something, whether it is my personal life or someone close to me.

What vision did God give you? What steps have you made to attain that goal for your vision? Is it that every time when you try to act on the word of God, something more urgent comes up- this is plot of the enemy to choke your word. This is a tactic of the enemy  to drift you from your purpose.

This is what leads you to not applying the word. This is another issue here, if you apply the word, that is how you start bearing forth fruit. 

This is an issue in the body, you hear the word but you do not apply it. You conquer the enemy in this area by acting on God’s word.

After looking at choked, I wanted to look at thorns and the part they play in choking the seeds. I looked at thorns and discovered that thorns are a natural defence mechanism. Plant thorns are used to prevent them from being eaten and increase their ephemeral lives for reproductive people.

At this point, it did not seem like thorns were such a bad thing. But keep reading

Thorny bushes overpower any plant near them. It is hard to pull the plants/seeds out because the thorns protect them, and will hurt anyone brave enough to grasp them. So as I was conducting my research, I notice that the thorns represents your social circles. The thorns represents your friends, colleagues and family who are bitter and angry, at first they don’t come across as bitter and angry, it will come across as if they have your best interest at heart. 

But be careful, every time God gives you a word and you bring it before these types of people, their negativity chokes your word, your ability to dream and move freely upon what God has told you.

People with a thorny character, they do not like to see anyone happy, anyone inspired by belief in something higher than themselves. They pour scorn on anyone who wants to be a better person, or build a better world. The only remedy is to leave them to their bitterness and move out of their orbit.  If you stay with this circle of people, sooner or later, their bitterness will rub off on you and choke out your inspiration.

I have personally been in relationships where every time I shared my dreams and visions and my passions with them, I would leave feeling drained and hopeless because they always had a problem for every solution. I had to make the brave decision to move on with my life. It was a painful decision because these were and are people that I have loved and respected over the years but the prophetic word (seed) was more important so I had to move on . No one could talk me out of it, I had to make a conscious decision to leave. Some of you are reading this and you can think of people who you relate to daily who are just like this. I want to encourage you to step out and do what God has told you to do. Every word spoken over you, I pray against every thorn-like relationship that the enemy is using to choke your word in Jesus Name. Amen

Cares/Pleasures/Riches

Be careful of the obsession with getting rich. There is nothing wrong with wealth, it is God’s will that we have life more abundantly (John 10:10). But there must be balance. Sometimes opportunities will present themselves to derail and drift you from your purpose. Not every success comes from God, Joshua 1:9 says “good success” so that tells me there is bad success as well. When you discover your purpose, blessings and provision will automatically locate you. The cares are the issues we face daily. The pleasures are earthly and carnal desires. What is that thorn that you are dealing with? I am talking about that weakness that you have struggled with and are still struggling with. Don’t suffer in silence, give it to God, His grace is sufficient for you (2Corinthians 12:9). If you are dealing with a personal struggle, find a trusted sister or brother in Christ and confide in the or a minister in your church. The enemy uses condemnation to choke out your word too. 

I pray you are blessed by what you have read so far. Stay tuned for the next blog where I will discuss the last two soils. 

God bless you and thank you for reading.

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Are You Saying I can Lose 5lbs With This Tea?

  

The last time I wrote about the Iaso Tea, I went into detail about  the nine natural plants that are used to make this powerful tea. I also discussed the benefits of each of the ingredient used to combine this powerful tea. I tried it for the first time and I must say I am blown away by the results I experienced after drinking this tea.

Before drinking this tea, my first concern was the taste, what does it taste like? My first impression of the taste was that it tastes like nothing; It tastes like water, very refreshing cold glass of water.

On the first day after consuming my first cup of tea, I realised immediately how much energy I had, I was not as tired as I usually am at that time of day. Secondly, within hours I was able to go to the loo. I know that is way too much information, but to all the females out there, I know its not because you are trying to be cute, why you do not use the toilet enough, it is because you have an issue that you are secretly struggling with. 

  

  

I am here to let you now that this tea helps with that.

For over a year, I struggled with going to the loo, the doctors prescribed medication and none of this worked for me. I even gave up on my medication, because I felt like it was making me feel worse. After drinking this tea, within hours, I was able to go. With constipation, came another issue,No Sleep!!! I could not sleep and when I did  fall asleep I would only sleep for two hours then wake up again. After drinking this tea, I slept like a baby for eight hours straight and woke up feeling refreshed.

 

  

 On the second day, I experienced the same results again. I had more energy and I was more relaxed and my body was not so tense. I was getting more work  done because I did not feel so overwhelmed. I experienced a lot of bloating as a result of constipation. But after drinking this tea,  I felt lighter. I also noticed an increased activity in my bladder which created a need to go to the toilet more often which meant that the toxins were being flushed out. By day 5, my stomach went down completely.

By day 6, I stepped on the scales and I noticed I had lost over 5lbs.

I can hear the sceptics already saying “That is not possible”. With this tea, it is possible and I did not have to readjust my diet. All I had to do was drink 2-3 cups of Iaso Tea with my lunch and dinner. Below is a picture of my weight on the first day (left) and on the second picture is my weight on day 6. 

  

 

I am sure you are excited in trying this tea and you can. Check out my website www.totallifechanges.com/dahnaf and order item #150. 

How to  Make 

 Measure 1L water and bring to boil into a pot. Once the water is boiled, add the tea bags and leave to brew for 4-8 hours. Once the tea is brewed, mix it with 3L of cold water and mix together. Once you have mixed everything together, put it in the refrigerator and have 8 ounces with your lunch and 8 ounces with your dinner and an optional 4 ounces with a snack. One pack of tea lasts for seven days.

Your Seed Is About To Bring Forth

 

 

Since last Saturday, the Lord has been a dealing with me on the seed. Every day since then I keep hearing the Lord say ‘The Seed’. He said to me there are some seeds that you have planted that you have forgotten about. And the fruit of that seed is getting ready to come forth. The same day a seed is planted is not the same day it starts to produce fruit. It has to go through a process. It has to go down into the ground and die, that’s the only way it can bring forth fruit. Just like in John 12:24, Jesus said to His disciples, ‘except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit”. There is a death that has to take place before growth happens.  I was doing some research last week and I was drawn to grapes. Upon research I discovered that once the seed is planted, it takes around three years before one starts to see fruit; so what happens in the first three years? The first year, there is no fruit. Even with no fruit, there is a nurturing that is required such as watering the seed and making sure it is getting the necessary light that it needs in order to grow. In the second year, little grapes start to appear but they are not quite the size or taste that is required so it is put through a process called Pruning. 

 

 

 

Even the little fruits that starts to grow, it has to be cut off to produce bigger and juicier fruits. So what is your seed? It could be a special offering that you sowed years ago, or an act of kindness, it could have been a prophetic word and you’re still waiting for the manifestation (fruit) of that. Don’t give up, it is coming. The waiting season that you’re in is your pruning process, where it’s like you’re not producing any fruit. Everyone is questioning your Christianity because you’ve not won any souls in a while, in their eyes you’re not succeeding or accomplishing what they think you should be accomplishing. If this is how you feel I would like to submit to you  that you’re going through your pruning process, in the pruning process, this is a time of cutting away, nothing grows at this stage, because things are being cut away. Be encouraged because the fruits that are about to manifest from this season of your life  will be worth it. So don’t give up, your seed is about to bring forth fruit. I pray someone is blessed by this word like I was. 

Lose 5lbs in 5 Days 

Have you ever heard the saying, every thing that we will ever need is already created to solve our problems? For every illness that you wil ever experienced, there is a natural solution?

I started this business over a month ago and I have to say I am glad I took the opportunity when it was presented to me. Total Life Changes is a health and wellness business that provides superior products that has a life changing effect on consumers’ health whilst providing customers with the opportunity to change their financial status through a rewarding binary compensation plan. Products sold by TLC includes the Iaso Tea, Chaga, Emu Oil and many more. 

  

But there is one product that I would like to focus on and that is the Iaso Tea. Iaso Tea is made up of nine different natural plants including Papaya, Persimmon Leaves, Chamomile, Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle, Mrryh, Ginger, Marsha Mallow and Malva. Each of these plants are powerful in their own way and I am going to discuss each of these plants into detail and the benefits they offer.

Papaya

  

  • Papaya is an excellent source of dietary fibre, folate, vitamin A,C &E
  • Papaya is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion
  • After a meal, papaya, allows better digestion, prevents bloating and chronic indigestion
  • Because of its high antioxidant content, papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation
  • Papaya strengthens the immune system preventing the recurrent colds and flu
  • Papaya replenishes the good intestinal bacteria
  • Papaya has been found to destroy intestinal parasites
  • Helps with nausea and constipation
  • Encourages the renewal of muscle tissue
  • Revitalises the human body and maintain energy and vitality
  • Helps with the digestive system by breaking down the proteins and supporting production of digestive enzymes.

Persimmon Leaves

  

  • Effective weight loss remedy
  • The leaves can lower lipid levels due to the high fibre content
  • Regulates the body’s metabolism
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Prevents melanoma
  • Persimmon leaves contains up to ten times the vitamin c, choline and essential amino acids of many fruits and vegetables.
  • Helps to relieve constipation and atherosclerosis

Chamomile

  

  • Acts as an antihistamine which relieves allergies
  • Aids in digestion 
  • Treats gastric and ulcerative colitis
  • Reduces inflammation and facilitates bowel movement 
  • Reduces menstrual cramps- chamomile has the ability to relax the smooth muscles of the uterus helps ease the discomfort of menstrual cramping.

Blessed Thistle/Holy Thistle

  

  • Used for loss of appetite and indigestion
  • Treats colds, flu, coughs & fever
  • Treats bacterial infections
  • Treats diarrhoea 
  • Used as a diuretic for increasing urine output

Mrryh 

  

  • Protects against ageing skin
  • It is used to maintain healthy skin and it prevents skin agony and soothes chapped or cracked skin.
  • Effective for pain relief, including menstrual pain resulting from blood stagnation
  • Treats throat and mouth inflammation
  • Eases the pain of toothache
  • Myrrh’s antiseptic properties help treat gingivitis and loose teeth, as well as help get rid of bad breath or halitosis 
  • It is used to treat athlete’s foot, candida and other fungal infections
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Used as a gargle for oral inflammation, sore throat and gum issues
  • Relieves gastric distress
  • It is used to soothe or relax muscle tissue
  • Mrryh stimulates macrophage action in the blood stream.

Ginger

  

  • Maintains normal blood circulation- ginger contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which helps to improve blood flow as well as help prevent chills, fever and excessive sweat.
  • Remedies motion sickness
  • Improves absorption- improves the absorption and stimulation of essential nutrients in the body 
  • Stimulates gastric and pancreatic enzyme secretion
  • Combats stomach discomfort
  • Prevents colds and flu
  • Fights common respiratory problems 

Marsh Mallow

  

  • Treats inflammation of the body’s mucus membranes
  • Commonly used to relieve coughs, bronchitis and asthma as well as  gum and mouth irritations, sore throats
  • Relieves abdominal distress, vaginal irritations and skin wounds.

Malva   

 

  • Alleviates inflammation and mouth irritation
  • Relieves the pain of stomach upset, relaxes intestinal spasms and soothe irritated skin
  • Used as a gargle to reduce throat inflammations
  • Helps with stomach and intestinal irritation

In the Iaso Tea, all nine plants have been combined together to make this miracle tea. Consumers have reported over 26 health benefits, including Weightloss, the reduction in stress, the removal of parasites and intestinal sludge. I have been drinking this tea for the past three days and I have seen a lot of changes already but you would have to stay tuned for the reviews in my next blog. So for now, you can check out www.gotlcdiet.com/dahnaf for more information on Iaso Tea and check out my website www.totallifechanges.com/dahnaf for more information on the tea and to order the tea (choose item #150 for the month supply).