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How Dangerous is it to Mix Faith and Politics? (Part One ) by Elaine Davenport Saturday, November 29, 2008


You are either in support of, or against the notion that the church and the state ought to have a direct partnership. Or perhaps, you are on the fence. These ideas are not New Age. In fact, they began hundreds of years ago; both of them. (smile)

Someone once told me that the way that this country was designed; our political processes or spectrums should be littered with the “works” of faith. If you don’t understand that…they meant an extension…an arm. That there should be a strong liasion between the two; never bending, never weakened.

I’m confident that no political party has a lock on it (following and prioritizing the specific plan of God) just yet. It’s bigger than that. The concept of putting God first can’t just be in our bedrooms, houses or sanctuaries. It’s got to be reflected in our work lives, in our institutions; in our government. I love what God is doing and is going to do…He’s about to give us the change that the people are crying for.


There are many different ways to look at this. There’s a group out there that wants the church and the “state” (or government) to be separate. I found out that there were some individuals whom we know through history; who laid the foundation of reasoning for the separation of church and state. During the younger years of this country; …. certain individuals discussed an array of views that literally were parlayed into some of the same reservations that we often hear opponent’s to the concept of the church and the state working together voice in our current age.

Two such people from history; were: Thomas Paine and James Madison. Thomas Paine, a respected writer and thinker; was either an atheist or an unbeliever by some researched accounts. James Madison, president in 1822; almost two hundred years ago had a different approach:

“The settled opinion here is, that religion is essentially distinct from civil Government, and exempt from its cognizance; that a connection between them is injurious to both;…”
– James Madison; Letter to Edward Everett, March 18, 1823

Was that based on fear of losing power or just a personal view of errors that could have been avoided? Things like The Salem Witch Trials...I don’t know.

Ask any Christian to name some of the blunders of the government? Get a pencil and paper. Be ready to write. It’s that serious…

Ask any politically inclined person to name the errors of the church over the years? Get out a pencil and paper. Be ready to write. It’s that serious. There is a divide.

Gay rights, abortion, fornication, the lopsided class structure, the war and the economy are

all items that lie in the divide.


Faith must be mixed with politics. The old challenge that the “church” might take over…no longer is a challenge. Our country was founded upon moral principles and laws. We the people…must have a strong voice in government.

People of integrity; who are most unlikely to steal, be corrupted, be greedy and …peoplewho will be accountable must be; who we place in office. If we can’t find anyone and we as individuals fit the bill…maybe those of us who do; ought to consider running for office.


I keep thinking of the word: “levels.”

Everyone is not going to see this the same way. Even if they agree, the divide will still be there as people ask…to what degree should this be?

Just how dangerous is it to mix faith and politics and is it necessary?

Let’s take this discussion in new directions…

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Words Of Wisdom For Health and Healing (An Interview With Jeanniene Lee)

Editor’s Note: Healing is necessary in every part of our lives. It may be spiritually, physically, emotionally, relationally and financially. It may be for that little problem that you overlook or for that big problem that you’ve ignored. It could be about something that you don’t have knowledge of yet. Be armed. Be dangerous. Build up your faith in this area today…you’ll be glad that you did. Maybe, it’s come to your attention for you to minister to someone else. Take a time out and think about it. Thanks. Please join us for a refreshing interview with Jeanniene Lee, as we discuss her new release Words of Wisdom For Health and Healing.


CAFÉ SOZO: Greetings To You All! Once again God has Blessed us with some revolutionary information that we want to share with you. We’ve just recently found out about a new CD called “Words of Wisdom For Health and Healing!” This is a powerful CD and we are honored and privileged today to interview the artist and author Jeanniene Lee of Change The Image Ministries.


Jeanniene Lee; Change The Image Ministries

CAFÉ SOZO: Jeanniene, Welcome! Welcome! We were very excited to hear of your new CD “Words of Wisdom For Health & Healing.” What is it that made you decide to give to the world this powerful CD? Can you tell us how it came into being? What was it that you set out to do?

JEANNIENE: “Thank you so very much my Dear Sister. I love and appreciate you so much!” Also, to each of you that have come to this site, the Holy Spirit has divinely drawn you to this site, as there are no accidents or coincidences in God. Welcome!

The vision for “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing” was birthed within my spirit some years ago. God revealed to me the vast need for this CD, and He imparted the vision for it within my spirit. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes and allowed me to see something that has been prevalent for centuries, but when my eyes were opened to it; I saw it like I had never seen it before.

In my travels throughout the world, I noticed that the #1 prayer request was “for healing.” In our public meetings, when people would come up for prayer, the majority of the prayer request were for “healing or health related issues!” I noticed it also was the #1 prayer request in the letters and emails we received. We decided to address this great need; after earnest prayer and instructions from God.

A hurting person can access this CD through a digital download anywhere in the world.

This CD is arranged in such a way that the listener will feel like they have a “personal healing and health coach” to escort them step-by-step, through their situation to a place of absolute victory!!! It’s a must have for every person, as a tool for the sick or as preventive medicine.

As I sought God earnestly concerning His heart’s desire for this CD, everywhere I turned I began to receive revelation and supernatural insight into the “powerful medicine” contained in the Word of God. Medicine so powerful that, “if taken DAILY as prescribed,” it could heal any sickness or disease known to man. God confirmed this to me through the testimony of Joel Osteen’s mother’s healing (Dottie Osteen).

The “master key” to Dottie Osteen’s healing from cancer was DAILY MEDITATION UPON “HEALING SCRIPTURES.” She shared in her testimony that she meditated upon “healing scriptures” EVERY SINGLE DAY…morning and night. Proverbs 4:20-22 confirms that daily meditation upon the Word of God will bring healing and restore health guaranteed.

CAFE SOZO: I’ll tell you that those tracks are so anointed and peaceful…Wow! Have you received any testimonies as a result of it!

JEANNIENE: Yes, we have received many testimonies from around the world!!!! From both Christians and non-Christians, and from all ages, races and denominations.

We have received testimonies of healing from aids, cancer, heart disease, high-blood pressure, menstrual cramps, menopause symptoms, depression, barrenness, fear, demonic oppression, tormenting thoughts and actions of suicide, back pain, stress, to name a few. A special testimony came from a 6-year-old from Harrogate, England that was totally delivered from nightmares the very first night he listened to the CD while sleeping.

The devil hates us…whether we are a child or an adult…but God’s Word is medicine, and God’s Word is “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing” for any age…child or adult. I also highly recommend this CD to couples believing to have children, and that has had trouble conceiving.

It’s also a powerful tool for expectant mothers and will also minister to the “baby in the womb.”

We have received numerous testimonies from women whose wombs were healed and opened and they conceived after listening to God’s medicine on this CD. Listen to, “Your Womb Is Blessed…You Have God’s Promise Of Children” at


CAFE SOZO: How long is the recording? And tell us how the sales are going and coming?

JEANNIENE: ”Words of Wisdom For Health and Healing” is a 2 CD Album containing a total of 11 tracks of anointed, yoke-destroying, burden-removing healing words of wisdom straight from the heart of God and from the “healing rooms of heaven.” “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing” is over 2 hours of anointed, Holy-Ghost inspired, Scripture narration set to beautiful, classical piano music blended with the peaceful, healing sounds of nature. It’s awesome, awesome, and awesome!!! So relaxing, calming and highly anointed. The sales are going great. We are expecting a great demand during the holiday, so if any of our guests would like to get the CD for themselves or as a gift for Christmas, I recommend that they do so immediately.

CAFE SOZO: Jeanniene, how were you able to come up with the CD Title name? I am just curious and I’m sure our readers would love to know all about this. It is a great name for a Cd to be given.

CAFE SOZO: How’d you come up with the CD Title name? I’m just curious and I’m sure our readers would love to know.

JEANNIENE: The Holy Spirit gave the name, “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing,” to me.

As the Bible reveals, the key to King Solomon’s success, one of the richest men in the Bible, was because He asked for “wisdom” as recorded in I Kings 3:9-13 and 4:29-30. Proverbs 4:7 states that wisdom is the “principle thing.”

The key to success in every area of life, including in the areas of health and healing, is the wisdom of God. The Book of Proverbs, amongst other places in the Bible, reveals that God’s Word is the wisdom of God. Proverbs 4:20-22 declares that if we give our attention to God’s Word then it will be life to those that find it and health to all their flesh. God’s Word is “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing.”

CAFÉ SOZO: What impact has it had on the world?

JEANNIENE: From North America to the Middle East, we have touched lives with God’s “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing!” Even our CD has impacted the U.S. Military troops and those at war in Iraq.

CAFE SOZO: So, is this a worldwide Ministry?

JEANNIENE: Yes, Change The Image Ministries (CTIM) is a worldwide ministry with a global calling and mandate to “change the image of the world with the Word of God.”

CAFE SOZO: What kind of faith steps have you had to take in this endeavor?

JEANNIENE: God instructed me to get this CD out “to the world.” To do that it takes faith for sure. We were praying for new doors and more doors to get this awesome “ministry tool” to the world, and here we are going through another “door of opportunity” with this interview that is going to reach people that before this interview perhaps did not even know about me, Change The Image Ministries or this CD, “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing.”

CAFE SOZO: Tell us about Change The Image Ministries, how you started, what you’re doing, your team, your vision and all the good stuff?

JEANNIENE: Wow! The ministry was birthed and began after I had a supernatural visitation from the Lord one afternoon while driving home from Church. For all the details of that supernatural encounter, our guests need to go to our website ( and click on ABOUT CTIM.

I will say in brief that the vision, calling and mandate of Change The Image Ministries (CTIM) is to “change the image of the world with the Word of God,” and we are doing just that.

CAFE SOZO: Are there any more projects in the works?

Yes, in fact “Words of Wisdom” is a series and our next CD in this series will be released in 2009. It’s going to be awesome, awesome, and awesome! I am also working on a new book that will also be out in 2009.

Jeanniene: If there is anything that you wish to add please take liberty to do so here:

First, I would like to thank you again for opening to me this awesome “door of opportunity” through this interview. You have blessed me beyond words, and I thank God for you every single day!!!

Lastly, I would like to leave our guests with these words – “nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for the Lord.” It doesn’t matter what symptoms you are facing today or what diagnosis or report you have received, God’s word is “medicine” and if taken “daily as prescribed,” the Word can heal your body and restore your health.

I highly recommend “Words of Wisdom For Health and Healing” for EVERYONE!!! It’s a must have in your home no matter what country you live in. For more information please visit us at:

Perhaps you don’t need healing right now, God’s Word is also “preventive medicine.” Prevention is always cheaper than cure. I assure you “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing” will change your image, and in turn will change your life.

Whether you are in perfect health today or you are fighting for your life, “Words of Wisdom for Health and Healing” is both God’s healing AND God’s preventive medicine. It’s for everyone!!! Those that are sick fighting for their health, and for those that are well standing guard over their health!!!.

CAFE SOZO: Where can people go if they wish to listen to sample tracks of the CD? JEANNIENE: Well they may go to the following site:

CAFE SOZO: Certainly, you love God and I’d certainly call you a woman of faith. It’s been our honor to interview the woman that has played such an integral part in the “birthing” of Words of Wisdom For Health and Healing CD and to hear about your ministry’s plans for the future!


Thank you Jeanniene Lee! Thank you Change The Image Ministries!

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Questions About Faith! by Elaine Davenport ( Tuesday, November 25, 2008)

Faith is a spiritual thing. Belief in God is a heart thing. It’s a spiritual thing; it is not a feeling. No way. If you think it is…you are missing the boat and you won’t be going on the cruise.


People will be coming to read this like flies to a picnic. Some will hope that it holds up their own personal warped impressions. They include doubters, the nay sayers, the atheists and the Muslims..and some more people.

That Said…let’s move on.


Faith is real. I’ve seen it firsthand.

There are a lot of people who don’t understand it. Basic things that faith people take for granted are out of their reach. Why? Because they don’t believe.

Just what is faith anyway in simplistic terms. It’s believing that God who is a Spirit will take care of things that we His children have no earthly ability to do.

Can we “think out” our faith? Well, of course we can “think on faith. But, faith is effective when it’s in our hearts and spoken out of our mouths in total belief.

I am amazed when people standing in faith for something start to cry when something happens in the natural that they see or hear…

I told a friend who was experiencing this once; Satan must be saying: “Great, we’ve got her going; apply the pressure or turn up the heat! “

Just what is faith anyway?

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)

What is the sons of God stuff that we keep hearing believers say? Is this true?
Yes, it’s true. The bible says:

For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. Galatians 3: 26

How many faiths are there according to the Christian bible?

One. The bible says: [There is] one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Ephesians 4: 5


Promises of God: (clarifies faith’s rewards and protections)

Psalms 34:17-19

Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help, and saves him out of all his troubles. The Lord is close to those whose heart is breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles – he has them, too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.

Isaiah 40:31

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

John 14:1-3

Let not your heart be troubled. You are trusting God, now trust in Me. There are many homes up there where my Father lives, and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so you can always be with Me where I am. If this weren’t so, I would tell you plainly.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.


There are many more…