God’s Armor

SPEAK OUT WITH MONICA

We are created in Father God’s image. He breathed life into His creation Adam. To this day we have a void that can only be filled by the Lord, he is the missing piece, drugs, material things, sex, alcohol – cannot fill that void!
So, I ask, why, when we are so intricately made, created in His image, His very breath breathed into Adam…. are we so sinful?!
I know, we have free choice to follow Jesus or to reject Him. Even to follow Him, requires something’s from us.
We are spiritual beings in a body, and there is a spiritual world. if you readEphesians 6:10-18, you will find the answer to the “why” I asked above.

So the first thing we need to do daily is:
Ephesians 6:10-18
God’s Armor
“Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day….. get your Bible and read the rest of the verses.
God’s armor brings us triumph/victory over the devil and his evil forces, it’s a shield, a protective covering. It’s the very beating heart of Jesus, it’s His very life.

“Put on the armor”, Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans, Paul said “cloth yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ”. (Romans 13:12-14)
What happens when you do that, He becomes your covering, your hiding place, he shelters you in the storm you are going through. He is your shield. If you come out from under that covering, that is when the enemy has access to you and you can be influenced to make wrong choices. STAY under God’s covering… He promises to never leave you or forsake you!

We are spiritual beings in a body, and there is a spiritual world. if you read Ephesians 6:10-18, you will find the answer to the “why” I asked above.

Child Protection Services (CPS) putting children into Sex Trafficking is a Huge Problem (Part 1)

Human Trafficking is a hot subject and we need to keep it that way and keep it to the forefront until we stop this atrocity! Now, this article by Brian Shilhavy will blow your mind! Can you imagine a government agency that was created to help children and their families is a source for the human traffickers.

Think about this, a child is conceived and the choice for whether that child will live, or die is made by another. A child is taken from his/her parents into foster care, given to a relative or trafficked is again made by someone else’ choice. Whatever happens to that child from that point on is made by other people’s choice.

As I research this evil and dark issue, I’m more than ever passionate about bringing Trauma To Triumphant Family Ranches to fruition! It’s more than being a safe and supportive environment as a preventive to the trauma and loss of what is currently available, but it is a place of healing and restoration after a child or family is rescued.

Naasca.org Human Trafficking from foster care
EDITOR’S NOTE: Occasionally we bring you articles from local newspapers, web sites and other sources that constitute but a small percentage of the information available to those who are interested in the issues of child abuse and recovery from it.

Child Sex Trafficking through Child “Protection” Services Exposed – Kidnapping Children for Sex
by Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor

In this Buzzsaw interview (below), filmmaker Sean Stone interviews Tammi Stefano, the Executive Director of The National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC) and exposes much of the corruption happening within Child Protection Services and Family Courts. This might be one of the few interviews currently available on the Internet that gives this much information on the child sex trafficking business that exists in LA County, and across the nation. Tammi Stefano reveals some very shocking information about the child and human trafficking business currently operating in the United States, which is a huge illegal business that brings in more money than the illegal drug trade and illegal arms trade combined.

Tammi Stefano has spent over two decades on front lines fighting for child safety. She understands the emotions of being victimized, having survived a kidnapping in her younger years. Determination was the driving force that prompted her to go undercover to catch a pedophile schoolteacher.

Child Protection Services Do Not Protect Children – Hundreds of Children Murdered in CPS Care

Picking up the interview at about the 9-minute mark, Stefano begins to explain that when there is an allegation of child abuse, law enforcement and child protection services (CPS) are the two entities that get involved. According to Stefano, the social workers working in child protection services across the country do not have the training to truly investigate child abuse, because child abuse is a crime. Stefano encourages the listeners of the program to call law enforcement, not CPS, if they encounter sexual or physical abuse of a child, because this is a crime, and CPS is not trained to handle crimes. Stefano says:

The minute you call child protection services, you can rest assured that the investigation will not be done properly. Chances are the child will not be protected.

She then gives the example of Los Angeles County, where in 2013 CPS took “thousands of children away from parents,” and that 570 children were murdered while in the care of CPS and away from their families.

Foster Children Bring in Great Profits to the State

At another point in the interview, Stefano relates how California benefits financially from having children in foster care. She states that adults who are incarcerated in the penal system on average cost the state about $48,000.00 per prisoner. Stefano gives one example she encountered where a Los Angeles judge sent one mom’s son to a “behavioral modification camp” because he was allegedly labeled “defiant.” He was given electro-shock treatments, and these treatments were billed to the mother at a cost of $7000.00 per week. Stefano stated that the mother is still making payments on these “treatments,” while her son is now 23, and she still has 10 years left on her payment plan. To this day she does not know where her child was sent for these “medical services.”

Los Angeles (LA) CPS Turning Foster Children Over to Known Sex Abuse Offenders

When Stone asked her who CPS was turning these children over to with such “gruesome” statistics, Stefano replied that what she discovered, and what the Los Angeles Times was kind enough to publish, was that 1000 “convicted sex offenders” had been given a “green light” by CPS to become “approved foster parents” just in Los Angeles County.

Child Protection Services (CPS) Putting Children into Sex Trafficking is a Huge Problem

At around the 25:15 point in the interview, Stone and Stefano begin to discuss the child sex trafficking problem. When Stone asks Stefano if she has encountered sex trafficking among children, she replies: “We need to cover it a lot more.”

As an example, she mentioned a sex trafficking case with CPS in Orange County California last year. Stefano says that of 105 sexually abused victims that were found in this case, 65% of those victims were in the foster care system under CPS control, and they were allegedly never reported missing. Stefano says:

What we are finding now is this trafficking is a lot bigger, and a lot more involved politically than we care to look at, or the media won’t cover. Everybody is afraid because there are some really big heavy hitters that are very influential that are involved.

Children have been sold, and there have been cases, where children have been sold up to 75 times in one day. 75 times in one day…. someone has abused this child.

Stefano then relates the following story:

Last year I had a case where a lovely young girl, a single mom – her mom was a great Italian woman who lives in Burbank. She was having some problems with her daughter. Her daughter started hanging out with the wrong crowd – good girl though – she just needed to be pulled back in.

So her mom calls a friend at the police department, and she says, “You know, let’s put a little scare – I want to do something. I want to make sure she is OK.”

He says, “You know, call Child Protective Services.”

“Ok, I’ll try it.”

She called Child Protective Services. They said, “We need to take her, and help out here.”

They put this child – gorgeous – I mean she looks like a model – 16 years old – (actually) 15 at the time – (and they put her) in this group home.

The mom goes to visit her. It was near the holidays. She feels like “Alright, she is going to learn her lesson. She’ll never mess up again. This is a hard-core lesson.”

Her daughter’s gone. Her daughter and three other beautiful young girls.

Now you have to be reminded that the gates around this group home, locally, are high. They are too high for anyone to escape, and they are locked electronically. You are not getting out. And there is a full staff.
While this staff says, “Gee, we were short staffed, and we just don’t know how this gate got open.”

This mother daily for over one year posted – I mean she came on my show. She did not stop looking for her daughter. Her daughter is home (now.) She found her through the efforts of a combined community effort. And she is still healing. She was passed on to more people – she was so abused. She was locked up. She was a prisoner.

Her and three others from a State-run (foster) group home. And how did the gates get open? It was near the holidays and they just don’t have an answer.

Stefano then talks about an organization called “The Humanitarian Alliance” and a report they have that found within 48 hours after a child has aged out of the foster care system, because they have become 18 and have left their foster homes, 65 to 70% of them are captured into human trafficking syndicates. Stefano believes the only way this can happen is because those inside the foster care system are helping to arrange it to happen, for a fee.

Visit their site and listen to the entire shocking interview below. Note that the first 9 minutes discusses a new TV show and the controversial issue of corporal punishment. At about the 9-minute mark is where they begin to discuss the abuses within CPS.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2015/child-sex-trafficking-through-child-protection-services-exposed-kidnapping-children-for-sex/

Watch for Child Protection Services (CPS) putting children into Sex Trafficking is a Huge Problem (Part 2)

Interview with Jeremy Ray Borders

Interview with Jeremy Ray Borders

Who do you write your music for?

I write my music for Jesus and myself. The goal is to influence the world for Jesus by way of music.

What inspires you?

Obviously Jesus is the answer, and it’s genuine, but the closer I get to God the more the overflow affects people; So much of my inspiration comes from seeing people fulfilled and full joyous. You realize how much we can affect lives for Jesus by helping people realize their dreams, passions, gifts, callings. We focus on Jesus, which causes us to love people enough to see them change.

Is there a central message in your music?

No. I sing about anything God speaks to me about, which is everything.

What is the most important message you are sharing in your music?

To ONLY live to please and obey Jesus regardless of our flesh – we cannot compromise.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since you began sharing your music?

Seeing people’s lives changed forever – that’s the goal. I would rather not make music if it doesn’t affect people’s lives.

Most musicians have a specific reason for writing songs or making a video – what is yours?

I thrive off the creative process – swimmers have to swim, doctor’s have their practice, musicians have to write and creative! It’s my gift, calling, to affect others, to have an outlet, to express what God’s put inside me…and the list goes on.

What do you hope to accomplish with your music?

I want people to fall in love with God and understand His presence. Often I think to myself, “if the world could just feel the presence of God the way I do, everyone would be changed in a second and given over to the Lord.” But of course we all have to make the choice to seek God ourselves with our own will, which allows us to determine just how much of Him we want. How much are you calling and asking for God to show up to you? It’s so important for your growth and faith walk!

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your music?

Yes. I’m incredibly blessed to have been brought up by parents who were deeply in love with God and very strong Christian leaders. My mom led me to the Lord at age 3 ½ and I started playing the piano in my church at age 10. She was a guitarist, singer and traveled to churches sharing her testimony. I went with her much of the time. My dad taught Sunday school and was the Awana Commander at our church. I was motivated as a child to get ALL my friends ‘saved’ at Awana – while giant candy bars for bringing them!

How would you describe your musical style?

Very eclectic because I play and perform every genre, Christian and secular. 50% of my job is touring on cruise ships where I have my own show and have to play 99% secular music, while the other 50% is ministering in churches when I’m on land. It’s very cool that God allows me to minister to all people groups at the same time. Cruise ship life brings folks that would never step foot in a church, or haven’t in a long time and my mission is to bring them to God. The favor He’s given me on sea is almost overwhelming, but it’s all for God’s glory and it’s changing lives!

Is there anything you’d like to share with your audience?

In heaven we will be doing what we’re most passionate about to ‘show’ the rest of heaven – literally for fun and to please God. Knowing this should to help motivate and free us to use our gifts and passion now for God because that’s His plan for us! Of course we have to guard our hearts from being prideful or having a ‘performance’ driven spirit, but God gave us talents to use and to present to the world – He wants to free us from holding our gifts in in fear of ‘anything.’ We are created to love Him and love others through our gifts.

Visit Jeremy’s website here.