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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)

TITLE: The Word. The Truth.
By Gloria Grenada


In the words of S. H. Muellen spam is defined as `flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Spam costs the sender very little to send. Most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender’.

Some call spam junk mail.

Eve was fed a diet of junk mail. All lies and she believed it and acted on them.
If only she was wise and discerning she would have known that the ‘serpent spam’ could be deleted [or ignored].

What a difference that would have made to all of us.

We all receive spam on our very deeply personal `inter-net’ each day.
The next time you stand and look at the image in the mirror, this may happen.
Out of the mist may come this insidious slithering slimy snicker saying “the mirror never lies”.

However out of Heaven’s Golden Throne Room comes a love message; loud and clear.

“You are loved by your Creator; you are highly favored of God, you are beautiful in His eyes”.

Do not listen or respond to the ‘snake spam’.

Remember that the image in the mirror processed through the corrupted filters of eyes, a human mind and past failures can provide an inaccurate picture.

Instead listen to the voice of the Loving Father God as He speaks to your spirit.

Spam gets thrown at us every day.
Real Truth is in The Word.
So the recipe to combat spam is
Know the Word.
Know the Truth.

Out of The Ivory Palaces came a beautiful promise; it’s our legacy you may say.
“I know the plans I have for you” said the Lord who died for you.
"Plans for you to succeed and not fail”.

Whose message will you listen to?

Do not read or receive the ‘snake spam’ that says “you are a failure”.

Know The Word.
Know The Truth.

Imagine how Job felt.
His spam came from four dearest friends and a beloved wife.
“Curse God and die” she said to him, in his hour of need and dark despair.
But he had a strength and endurance we all now admire.

He knew The Word
He knew The Truth.

“…The Lord blessed Job, and his latter days were greater than his beginning”.

`A prime target’, the snake must have thought to himself.
`Jump off this pinnacle’.
`Bow down and worship me’.
`Snake spam’ rose from the belly of the crawling worm to Jesus.
This was a fasting, hungry, and lonely Jesus who resisted the lie because
He not only knew the Word and the Truth, He is The Word, and
He is The Truth.

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Verna Mull 11/17/11
Very thought provoking article
C D Swanson 11/17/11
This was nicely done! I enjoyed it...very good job with emotions on many levels.

God Bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/19/11
This is a great analogy of Spam. You did a nice job delivering a meaningful message.

A little red ink: In the sentence: If only she(Eve) was... you should use were instead of was because of the following rule: For situations where what you are saying is contrary to the facts (a hypothetical situation), were is always used.

Also, for the most part, you should put your punctuation inside of the quotation marks.

I really liked the reminder about not listening to lies. I struggle with self-esteem issues and this is a timely reminder for me.