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"Agape Road"
by Bob Mumford

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This is a wonderful journey of discovering the Love of the Father and what things in our life that can block us from walking in intimate relationship with Abba Fathe r. One and a half hour classes will start in June and be conducted on Tuesday mornings at 10am at the TM office. Cost is only $65 and will be facilitated by Joe Beckham. For more information call Joe at 205-337-2870 or
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We provide the following services to families or individuals in our community with no fees or costs to the families: 

1. Biblical Counseling for families  or individuals dealing with:       
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4. Transformation and recovery mentoring for men and women looking for help.

5. Coming Soon: The "Healing House" which is a place and ministry where people from all faiths and locations can come to receive physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. TM School of Ministry is training and equipping an army of prayer warriors to host and minister at the Healing House.  For more information about the Healing House Ministry and how you can be a part of that, call Rock Hobbs at 205-470-3830.

Please pray for the continued blessings of the Lord on this work for the Kingdom. If you'd like to help, you can donate on line at: www.trministries.org, we can take monthly donations via credit cards or mail in support to: Transformation Ministries,
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Restoring
The
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TM is now partnered with this international ministry that offers a unique integrated approach to Healing Ministry that helps individuals return to their true foundations: the foundations of their soul, mind and spirit. As you go through the four problem/ministry areas, you will receive enlightenment, healing, deliverance and restoration.
 
For more information Click Here... or to sign up and receive your healing, contact Joe Beckham at 205-337-2870.

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tion Ministry Friends: We have been blessed to have added 1200 square feet of office and prayer room space to our existing office space. We  added a large class room, two additional offices, three prayer rooms and a kitchen break room to our TM facility. We need furniture for the offices, a printer, a couch for my new office space, two love seat type couches, small tables and chairs for the prayer rooms, Wing back chairs for the prayer rooms, end tables and lamps, dry erase white boards for teaching in rooms, and a refrigerator. If you can help us out we can come pick up the furniture. Please let Jan Cusimano at 205-213-0860 if you have something you would like to seed into our ministry.
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               Bitterness 
It causes us to stand alone and lets no one near you and leaves you in the dessert of unforgiveness.


Bitterness is a stronghold of the enemy that ruins relationships....


So here's how it works. Something happens in any relationship. Between a father and a son, husband and wife, two coworkers... someone sins against you and they hurt you. And you didn't deserve it! Bitterness begins to crop up in our hearts when someone violates us and we are not able to separate them, the person from the sin they committed. We begin to see them as the enemy not the sin.  Hebrews 12:15 talks about that, " Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled." When this happens, the devil (I call the enemy) comes in with principalities to your life and brings seven spirits to reinforce bitterness. Lets look briefly at what they are:
1. Unforgiveness. Do you still have flash backs about things that this person did to you? If I mention Billy's name can you automatically give me 10 reasons why you don't like him or how he hurt you? Once unforgiveness has taken a foothold in your mind, it opens the door for another spiritual dynamic called resentments.
2. Resentment is the record of wrongs stored in your conscious brain that you begin to meditate on and chew on over and over. When we have feelings of resentment we think about Billy up here in our minds but we feel him down here in our hearts. That's because your mind is where your soul is and your heart is where your spirit is. You are a spirit being; you have a soul and you live in your body.
Bitterness, unforgiveness and resentment are spiritual problems and not psychological problems. They are the keys to conflict in your life. It gets us right in the heart and begins to separate us from others and God and is the foundation of fear that may come later: fear of man, fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of abandonment. But that's another lesson. With fear we run and hide.
3. Retaliation sets in next after resentment has gotten a foothold in our hearts. After resentments simmer a bit we begin to look at ways to get back at the person who caused it. Retaliation wants to make the person pay. Its time to get even. This can happen a lot unfortunately when parents, out of frustration and hurt, punish their children for bad "life" choices...
4. Anger is the first strongman emotion that begins to manifest and the enemy uses it all the time for many people as the only way to cope with bitterness that has "festered". It brings with it all the previously discussed stuff but know this spirit begins to manifest with actions and words. Where there is anger there is usually the first three spirits.
5. Hatred comes next because now all that anger insists on the fact that the person or thing involved should not even exist especially not in you presence! If at this point forgiveness does not take place, then hatred starts to develop into the elimination modality.
6. Violence usually follows hatred. It can be physical or verbal. Violence says: "Before I eliminate you, you're going to feel my pain. You're going to hear my voice. You're going to know my hatred AND you're going to experience it! Violence may come spontaneously from the heart with the root there may just be unforgiveness and your Ungodly Belief is that when someone "owes you", violence is the normal reaction. That's how a man can say, "I just love her so much" after he has beaten his wife.
7. Finally murder, the final fruit of bitterness. This can be actual physical murder or again if can be murder with the tongue or pen....It leads to character assassination or verbal abuse.
When these bitter roots are festering in a person's life, they feel that they are justified, and that everyone else is going to pay the price. They fall prey to a spirit of victimization which is then in turn  pushed on you to become a victim. Have you ever been a victim of this? Or perhaps made a victim of somebody else through your bitterness and hatred?

The key to all these spiritual issues is forgiveness. The bible says, "Don't let the sun go down on your anger." There is a good reason that God tells us that. Because over time that anger will turn into hatred which will then result in violence and even murder.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:35: "Just as the Father has forgiven you, so you need to forgive you brother from the heart." So forgiveness is not an emotion that comes from feeling good, its a command and we need to do it even when some of those seven spirits are present in our mind and heart. It's the only way that you will truly be able to find peace and the REST of God.

If you are dealing with bitterness and unforgiveness in your life and want our help, we have an Issue Focused  Ministry that deals specifically with setting you free from that. For more information, go to the Healing House section of our website under RTF  or call Jan at 205-213-0860 to set up an appointment.  

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          Parents/Spouses Beware!

K2 / Spice
"a dangerous high for many teens"

Spice," also known as "K2" or "potpourri," is a synthetic marijuana made from fertilizer from China, mixed with lettuce leaves. The drug, five times more powerful than marijuana, causes agitation, confusion, hallucinations, vomiting and, in some cases, heart attacks and even comas, according to CBS2.

Two Orange County teens were using it regularly until they both ended up in the hospital. Cyrus Read, 17, was brought to the emergency room, drooling and incoherent. Another teen, who said she was addicted to spice, went to the ER "couldn't move for three hours," was "semi-paralyzed" and vomiting, while experiencing hallucinations and paranoia, her mother told CBS2.

 

Orange County is at the center of an "epidemic," with warehouses manufacturing the drug throughout Orange County, from San Juan Capistrano to Newport Beach to Anaheim, according to Homeland Security.

But no arrests have been made because every time the DEA labels a chemical compound in spice an illegal controlled substance, the manufacturers in China replace it with another compound that is equally as harmful. Authorities also have to prove that it was sold with the intent to consume it, which is difficult because the drug is labeled "potpourri" with a "not for human consumption" sticker.

 

Agents fear the profits may be used to fund other countries that wish to harm the US. Watch CBS2's video above or head over to CBS2's website to see where the drug money is headed.

 

Synthetic marijuana, which has been banned in other states, reportedly played a role in several recent crimes involving youth. Tucker Cipriano, a Detroit teen reportedly high on spice, allegedly beat his father to death and attacked his mother and one of his brothers with a baseball bat. Another Detroit teen was found dead at a private beach after a reported overdose of K2.

 

In addition to being available at gas stations and smoke shops, spice can be easily be bought online. The drug, which is illegal in Britain, Germany, Poland and France, can be bought in the US -- $35 for three grams -- with nothing more than a PayPal account or credit card online.

  

                     
 
Isaiah 50:10-11