I  dealt with them, time to time…In front of me, each affected inmate would accept that he has been hearing voices telling him to hurt himself. To kill himself. With their eyes surrounded by darkness and had grown puffy, I could just tell, that inmate was not able to sleep. That deep inside him, something was eating his heart.

I had seen those who tried to follow what the voices were telling them. Whether the voices were soft as a whisper or bombarding their minds vigorously, they tried to put an end to that by actually harming themselves. Battling depression or other mental illnesses, their addiction to illegal substances that could also bring psychosis, there seemed to be no escape.

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And there were a few. The ones who wanted to overcome. No matter what the voices were dictating, they knew something was not right. And they were brave enough to take the first step. That was to seek help. From the nursing or custody staff. Until we could determine the need to place them in Suicide Watch for their own safety. To house them there temporarily until the Psych Doctor would come and assess each of them and an appropriate therapy started to help them win and preserve their precious lives.

Voices…We are bombarded by 2. This world’s and that of the Lord’s…Which voice would you likely seem to follow?

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” ~ John 10:27


  1. I will forever follow the voice of my Father sis.

  2. Sometimes we hear so many voices and it's the still, small voice that is hard to focus on. Once we do though, all other voices are muted and things become so clear.

  3. Thank you Rcube for this wonderful post! I'm so grateful beyond what words can say that the Holy
    Spirit empowers me to make the choice to listen to God's voice. I'm grateful that I'm learning ways to make there be less "static" in my head, less other input available, so that His words can be loud and clear.

  4. Thank you - this is so beautiful... I am listening to you Father...

    Love to you my sister in Christ.
    I've Become My Mother

  5. What a contrast! I want to listen to His voice and follow. How sad at the number of inmates who suffer from depression and psychiatric disorders. Voices can be strong when Christ is not in your life.

    Keep on sharing the Truth!

    Blessings and love,

  6. My desire these days is to become more intimate with my Heavenly Father. Thank you Rosel for sharing. Blessings dear one.....

  7. Just wanted to let you know that I've shared this post with my followers today on Fearless Friday. ((hugs))

  8. Rosel,

    Praying today to hear God's voice in the sounds of my day today. May we all desperately seek Him out today.

    Please stop by my blog today, as I have an urgent prayer request this morning for my brother in law.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Tried to update the post but the link wouldn't work so I am hoping others will do the same as I did and just copy and paste it.

  10. Sometimes my head is so filled with voices I wonder if Jesus still is there.

  11. @sister Wanda: That's what the spiritual enemy will do. It bombards our minds with things that will make it seem like God is not listening to us or is not there anymore.

    The battlefield is in our minds...but glory be to God, He is in our hearts, every believer's hearts!
    God bless.

  12. Hello Beutiful Rosel! I pray God will lead those who are battling those voices straight to your blog. It is true, the enemy whispers death into the ears of many. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy!

    I'm not "back" but wanted to thank you for continuing to visit me. I'll be back in a few weeks!

    Love & hugs,

  13. Rosel, This is a very good post.

    “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” ~ John 10:27

    We often wonder why people don't hear and understand the Bible as we do. We forget that it is God who needs to give them ears to hear before they can understand and become one of His sheep.

    1 Corinthians 2:14 - But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].