My Encounter With The Demon Of Fear

Throughout my walk with God, I’ve learned and seen many things. In this article, I want to talk about the day I came face to face with a demon of fear.

There was a moment in time when I kept facing spiritual warfare in my dreams. Every night I would have these horrible dreams of demons and wouldn’t be able to wake up. This encounter occurred during that period of time.

What I Saw

I don’t remember having a horrible dream that night, but I do remember waking up. I was half asleep and I saw someone pacing back and forth in my room. They were dressed like an old lady with a long dress and a sun hat. They were looking down and whispering to themselves.

Immediately, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “That’s a demon, you need to cast it out.” Read more

My Salvation Testimony & How I Found Christ

Who Am I?

My name is Ariel Shanelle, co-founder of Misfit Ministries. My husband, Owen Bey, and I created this ministry because we believe all people who follow Christ should have a safe place of unity and growth.

There are many people who believe in Jesus Christ, but are ashamed of themselves and their sins. Although that’s not biblical, I know that place all too well. I did not let my sin separate me from God and neither should you. Because I put myself aside and followed God whole-heartedly, I’m now in a place I’d never thought I’d be.

I didn’t get here overnight, though. I’m going to share with you my Christian testimony of how I found Christ and how He changed my life.

My Life Was ‘Normal’ Until…

I honestly and truly believe that the first tactic the enemy used against me was fatherlessness. My father abandoned my mother and me when I was three years old. I didn’t realize until after I got saved how pivotal that moment was for my life. However, God makes it clear that the father is to be the head of the household and without that structure, everything else struggles. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Hell’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

Hell is talked about many times in the Bible, including by the Lord Jesus Christ. We know it as a place for people who don’t accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. These people do not have a way to pay for their sins in which the wages are death. Therefore, they suffer eternal death in hell. Let’s take a look at what the word hell means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Hell’ Mean In Hebrew?

sheowl- abode of the dead.

Sheol is the place where those who have physically died pass onto. Sheol was not known as a place of punishment, but simply the eternal resting place of all of mankind. It was dreaded because it meant the end of the physical life on earth and no praise of God occurred there (Psalm 6:5).

Everything about Sheol was viewed in a negative manner. Firstly, there’s the fact that people were going to spend eternity in a physical frame of a grave. Secondly, the body became dust through decomposition. Lastly, Sheol did not seem enjoyable to spend in the afterlife. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Heaven’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

As a Christian, heaven is something we know quite some about. For example, we know God’s throne is there and that Jesus sits on the right hand of God. However, if the ancient languages heaven meant more than just God’s abode. That’s why I wanted to look at what heaven means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Heaven’ Mean In Hebrew?

galgal- wheel; something round.

shachaq- firmament, clouds.

shamayim- sky; unseen celestial places.

This word can mean many things. Sometimes, it’s used to describe the atmosphere immediately around the earth where the birds fly. This space extends from the air we breathe and the wind we feel to the firmament that holds the stars. God’s being is so big and powerful that the heavens and the heavens of heavens cannot contain Him.

The innumerable stars are not only known and numbered by Him but are called into existence and fixed in their courses by His wisdom and will. Where He is, there the true heaven is.

Shamayim can represent the area from which come frost, snow, fire, dust, hail, and rain.

This realm is God’s storehouse and He is the dispenser of the stores. He is the Lord of this realm. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Hearken’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

The word hearken is rarely used today. However, it was a common word in the original Bible text, which is why I wanted to look at what the word hearken means in Hebrew and Greek.

But first, let’s go over what the definition of the word hearken is according to the 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary:

1. To listen; to lend the ear; to attend to what is uttered, with eagerness or curiosity…

2. To attend; to regard; to give heed to what is uttered; to observe or obey.

Hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you. Deuteronomy 4:1.

3. To listen; to attend; to grant or comply with.

Hearken thou to the supplication of thy servant. I Kings 8:30.”

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked. Read more

What Does The Word ‘Heal’ Mean In Hebrew and Greek?

Jehovah-Rapha is a popular and extremely important name of God. It means “The God Who Heals” and that’s a perfect way to describe the Lord. When the Lord Jesus came to Earth, He healed many people and even rose Lazarus from the dead. Today, He continues to heal those who seek His face and live by His word. That’s why I wanted to look up what the word heal means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Heal’ Mean In Hebrew?

rapha- to cure, heal.

Rapha means restoration to normal, an act which God performs. This word is not only used to describe the healing of human disease but of other things as well.

For example, in 2 Kings 2:22, bad water is restored to normal or ‘healed’.

Also, in Ezekiel 47:8, saltwater is healed and made fresh.

On a larger scale, entire nations can be healed. However, such healing requires the nation’s repentance.

Repentance and healing can be caused by divine discipline. Read more