December 31st, 2013 | By admin
HAPPY NEW YEAR…May the year 2014 take you HIGHER!
I have just completed reading the true story of Elizabeth Smart. Elizabeth was 14 years old at the time she was taken from her bedroom on June 2, 2002 at knife point by Brian David Mitchell in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was found alive 9 months later, walking on a road in Sandy, Utah (18 miles from her home) with Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Ileen Barzee.
Needless to say, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee, were convicted for her kidnapping. Mitchell is now serving a life sentence at the United States Federal Penitentiary Tucson, and Barzee is currently serving a 15-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell in Texas.
The main chord or rope that has tied me to this story was Elizabeth Smarts enormous faith in GOD. Elizabeth is of the Mormon faith and wikipedia.com explains the belief as:
“Mormons self-identify as Christian, though some of their beliefs differ from mainstream Christianity. Mormons believe in the Bible, as well as other books of scripture, such as the Book of Mormon. They have a unique view of cosmology, and believe that all people are spirit-children of God. Mormons believe that returning to God requires following the example of Jesus Christ, and accepting his atonement through ordinances such as baptism. They believe that Christ’s church was restored through Joseph Smith, and is guided by living prophets and apostles. Central to Mormon faith is the belief that God speaks to his children and answers their prayers.“John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
I think of the horrible humiliation and torment that Elizabeth went through in being raped almost daily, mentally tortured, and humanly deprived by a man who claims to be a Man of God on a Mission for GOD!?!?! Brian David Mitchell’s God was clearly Satan. God answered her prayers on time each time, as he spoke so clearly to her. She truly went through hell on earth during her abduction at the hands of 2 demonically led individuals.
We as Christians believe that through Christ is the only way to heaven. So many believe that Lutherans are closer to God than Catholics and Catholics are better than Baptists and Protestants are holier than all of them! Once again, I personally follow the triune God, not any religion or Man. You can find the bones of Joseph Smith, You can find the Bones of Buddha,Elijah Mohammed or any other prophet who walked this earth. But still to this very day NO scientist, NO Man, in the earth or outside have found the bones of the ascended into Heaven, the One, the Only JESUS CHRIST. He has risen, Yes he is risen indeed!! and May he rise inside your heart within this New 2014 Year.
Lastly, The Elizabeth Smart story was a great true story read, that will most definitely help many that are struggling today. This story showed that no matter who you are, or what pit you have fallen into, GOD and GOD alone can save you, bring you through and deliver you if you call his name! Though he has brought us low, he has made us high! God Bless You Elizabeth Smart. Stay Pushing for God and Never give up the righteous fight in Spirit & Truth!
Thank you to my friend Deborah for sharing this book with me:) God Bless You!
Please view the Elizabeth Smart Documentary below.
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