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Welcome to Word Blessings — a place of refuge from the storms of life that steal your peace.

Here you can learn to live in the peace that Jesus spoke of: Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you.” You can have that peace. Jesus said so!

I knew nothing about the Bible well into my adult years.

But I went to church every Sunday. That church emphasized rites and rituals. There was no teaching of how to apply Bible wisdom into our lives. But in recent decades, as I put God in first place in my life, He began to pour His Bible wisdom into me. I’ve written a series of articles about that journey. Click Here to read them in a separate window.

Now the desire of my heart is to help others discover, absorb, and live by the practical, beneficial, life-transforming principles of the Bible. These are all things that I didn’t know — but I DIDN’T KNOW that I didn’t know. I don’t want anyone to have to go through their trials without benefit of God’s help as I once did.

Here’s The Main Thing I Want To Say To You:

Whether you know it or not; whether you believe this or not, YOU ARE IN A BATTLE! This battle is taking place in your mind.

Your adversaries, Satan and his demons, have studied you carefully and they know exactly where you are most vulnerable. You cannot stand against them without help from God.

That’s what Word Blessings is all about: giving you information about what is going all around you in the unseen spiritual realm, and then showing you how you can partner with God to recover the “peace of God that surpasses all understanding” that Jesus has given you.

So, if you are struggling under the weight of heavy issues of life, Jesus says to you, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me… you will find rest for your soul… My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

What Do You Need Help With?
Here’s your chance to terrify the devil!

After all, he’s been terrifying you for a long time, right?

Satan and his demons are screaming in terror right now as they see you discovering some of their top secret ways of tormenting you. Here’s your chance to really “stick it to them”!

Ten Things The Devil Does NOT Want You To Know
  1. Fear is not just a physiological response to circumstances. Fear is also a spiritual phenomenon, inflicted upon you by the Devil. Somehow, Satan and his demons have the ability to influence our thoughts and emotions. BUT: once you know what’s going on, and know how to use the Word of God as a weapon against these demons, you can truly live free from fear…
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  2. Just as we know that God cannot lie, we also learn from Jesus that Satan and his demons cannot tell the truth! Did you know that we can actually use that bit of wisdom against those demons from hell? Think about it: if we know that the Devil always lies, we also know that the opposite of what he says is the truth. So our job, then, is…
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  3. First of all: Satan and his demons are finite, created beings. Also, God keeps the demons “on a leash” so to speak. So, there is no reason for you and I to fear the Devil. God is in you, and He’s more powerful than all of them combined, and He’s on your side. Still, you may ask, “If God is right there, why does He allow this to happen to me?” I know of six factors…
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  4. Jesus has given us the perfect “how-to” strategy for gaining victory over the temptations, lies, and attacks of the Devil. In Matthew 4:1-11, Satan tried to tempt Jesus three times. But Jesus deflected each temptation by speaking the Truth of Scripture. In each response Jesus said, “It is written” followed by a statement of Truth from the Word of God…
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  5. Throughout the Bible, God promises He will never leave nor forsake us; that He will be with us always. Because we have a free will, God will not force His help upon us. Train yourself to turn to Him immediately when troubles come…
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  6. As you think about going to bed tonight, do the words, “sleep peacefully” seem ridiculous? That need not be so. You have more control over the situation than you may be aware of. Let God help you, by using His Word as a weapon against the devil just as He intended…
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  7. The devil’s goal is to keep you focused on your problem to the point where it overwhelms you. God’s goal is for you to partner with Him, so that He can help you defeat the devil, to live free from fear, and become one of His disciples…
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  8. Here’s the truth: God knows exactly what’s going to happen. He’s already seen your entire life, down to the smallest detail. But because He’s given you a free will, He won’t force His will upon you. You’ll have to choose His will by trusting Him and surrendering your life to Him. Once you’ve done that, you can rest in the calm assurance that, whatever the outcome, God is in complete control. Paul understood this when he wrote…
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  9. People say, “I know I should read the Bible, but I don’t understand the Bible”. Here’s the truth: you do not have to continue to be one of those who do not understand the Bible. God wouldn’t command you to Know His Word without giving you a way to do it. You need determination, training, and diligent practice. But that’s only part of the solution. The real problem (and the solution) is…
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  10. Do you have what God inspired the prophet Isaiah to call “Perfect Peace”? Do you have it? Are you living in the comfort of that supernatural blessing? Do you want His perfect peace? You can have it–and a big part of the “HOW” involves you choosing to think God’s thoughts. That’s what you’re doing when you choose to commit selected Scriptures to memory. Here’s another thing the Devil does NOT want you to know!
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In 2015, a total of 102,537 people visited a total of 161,464 times.

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Here’s what readers have said:

Unedited reader comments about some of the articles:

From: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

Reader: Dave

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “I praise God for this page. I believe God directed me to this page. The enemy has planted some horrible thoughts in my mind. I just knew they were of demonic origin. Although I am saved, I truly needed some reassurance. Thank God for you!”

Reader: Tanisha

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “thank you so much for this beautiful article may god bless for sharing this to his beautiful people thank I love you”

Reader: Jay

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “Thanks for writing this article I strongly believe that God has led you into writing this. It has change my mind on how I view life, because many time as humans we can feel down and feel like all hope is gone and u feel like nothing is going to turn out right and u just want to feel God close to you and you definitely want to feel close to him because facing your fears and hardship alone us beyond scary and you writing this article made me realize that there are many things Satan wants us to not know just to depress us. But this article also taught me God love us very much and he wants the very best for us all ????”

Reader: Rachel

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “Going through the hardest trail of my life. I don’t know how I will make it through, but after reading this, it helps.”

Reader: Glenn

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “Thank you Jan Smith, you really help me alot, you completed my full believe, sharpen my faith put me all the way in the light, I had a few toes hanging out that was leading me right back to the darkside! you stop the tricks that were being played in my mind. I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you & your wife for taking time for me. Thank You Again!”

Reader: Brenda

Article: “What The Devil Does Not Want You To Know”

COMMENT: “Thank you.That’s all I can say.It comes to show how I didn’t know a lot of things,and now they are very clear.I don’t even know how I arrived on this site,but thank God I did.”

From: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

Reader: Mary

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Hi, I needed encouragement and guidance, so I typed in a few words in the search engine. I’m so happy that your page came up. It was so encouraging, and my soul has been blessed!”

Reader: Courtney

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “I have been dealing with unwanted thoughts in my head for the past week saying that God and Jesus isn’t real. I know these thoughts are from Satan and everytime I try to fight back the unwanted thoughts its like Satan pushes back twice as hard. Everytime I get those bad thoughts in my head it causes a great stabbing pain in my heart. I’ve ask Jesus to forgive me because I thought he was mad at me and even cryed out to him for help. I just felt desperate! I didn’t want to turn my back on Christ because I have just asked him into my life a couple of months ago. I haven’t been baptized yet but I plan on doing so as soon as possible so I can be a true follower of Christ because I saved from my sinfull life by the grace of GOD! I then thought about Job and the trials he went through in his life when he lost everything but was still faithful to GOD. So this is just a trial in my life that is testing my faith in GOD and I plan on winning that battle with the power of his word! GOD bless you Jan! Your article on how to defeat the Devil helped me out a lot!”

Reader: Jaly

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Jan, I feel such hope reading this. I have struggled with unwanted thoughts since childhood and have experienced disappointment and fear at times that I possibly wasn’t saved, because I was able to have such thoughts. I really love God and confess Jesus is Lord. I hate that I could have such thoughts. I ask that you would pray for me as well in this mind battle, that I submit it to Him in the way He calls. In the past I’ve tried to “give”various struggles over to Him but it didn’t seem that I really did, even though I thought by saying it I was. Thank you so much for your brotherly love to help us other struggling sheep out there and encourage us to keep running the race.”

Reader: zama

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “i tnk god 2 direct me in dis article,i lyk ur words ..keep it up…god bless u…….i hv thoughts dat cumz in my mind and i dnt knw whr it cumz frm…”

Reader: Frances

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “I really appreciate your program. I am 75 years old and I have been having these unwanted thoughts since I was 5 years old. I have been in Church all my life and I gave my heart to the Lord years ago. I am going to try what you suggested in this program. God Bless you.”

Reader: Kayone

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Hello Jan, this article was a blessing tonne. I feel as if this article really will help me. I plan to do exactly want it says to do. You know a lot about the Word of God. You just gave me the motivation I need to continue on trusting and believing and having faith.”

Reader: Sarah

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Thanks so much Jan smith, I’ve recently realized I’m at spiritual warfare. I’ve always have had a hard time getting these evil thoughts out of my head, and now I will look to these scriptures when ever I am scared. I’ve wrote them down on notecards ( and St. Michael prayers) and will keep these with me at all times. I’m still pretty young, in high school, but I’ll be able to slip them into my vision, if needed”

Reader: Cesar

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Jan Smith Thank you it’s a very powerful message all the Glory to the one & only savior Jesus Christ.have to be honest with you the tormenting thoughts creep up in my mind every single day,they won’t leave me alone Thank you for letting everyone know what to do in these rough times.The lord is with us and we have to learn to follow his word cause hi’s word is truth,and we must learn scripture i will study scripture.God is the only way I truly hope everybody comes to Christ he’s the only way Thank you and God Bless!!!!”

Reader: Ebony

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “I am overwhelmed with these horrible sexual unwanted thoughts. My counselor told me that these thought have nothing to do with god and that medication and meditation can help the problem. I was pretty confused becuz I grew up a Christian and god can help u threw anything. So her little 2 cents actually shocked me becuz I’m thinking wow she’s a counselor I’m sure she believes in god. But it steered me the other direction. But ur post is very interesting and I’m willing to give myself to god because I see Satan is really trying to take over me and I dislike it to the upmost. I thank god for helping me find your post and I will read this post to my family as well. Thanks again.”

Reader: Louise

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “Your blog is absolutely amazing!!!!
Praise God.
Thank you so much,
It has brought me such revelation!!!

Reader: Sarah

Article: “How To Banish Unwanted Thoughts”

COMMENT: “I know God directed me here to this site…I believe he has been with me alot lately..and I truly believe that God works in ways that may not always make sense and that he has the power to help us through anything!! And that you have opened my eyes with your words…and I wanted to say thanks for helping me see that there is a end to the evil around me and that I have never been closer to having peace in my life again…thankful I found your kind words..God bless us all!!!

From: “You Get The Power Of God When You Speak The Word of God”

Reader: Elizabeth

Article: “You Get The Power Of God When You Speak The Word of God”

COMMENT: “Great words that my heart needs to hear. I love that when I am speaking The Word, people are hearing Jesus. I have been in a situation in past years where I lost a son in battle. When I needed God the most, his Word came to comfort me in songs, hymns and memorized scripture. I did not know that they were so well embedded in my soul, until the moment of need. I believe that is an example of what you are saying. Not only did those words comfort me, but they also provided for me a platform for sharing God’s blessings in the midst of calamity. I had something to say (scripture) when I was completely swept away by circumstances”

Reader: Doo

Article: “You Get The Power Of God When You Speak The Word of God”

COMMENT: “Wow wow wow. Finally I have found a straight forward answer to a simple question. You’ll b shocked how many of us have misguided information about the workings of the word. Keep up the good work Jan you are a true blessing. Doo”

Reader: Jeremah

Article: “You Get The Power Of God When You Speak The Word of God”

COMMENT: “I want to preach on this topic on sunday as I read this I understand the topic more thanks”

Reader: Carol

Article: “You Get The Power Of God When You Speak The Word of God”

COMMENT: “This is exactly what I wanted to know. Now I do understand the Power of GOD words and His Son Christ Jesus. From now on I’ll speak the word of GOD over all my difficult situations that the devil brings into my life.
Excellent work”

The articles above that readers have commented on have been read a combined total of 270,000+ times! I’m not the one saying that; GOOGLE is saying that!
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CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS: Scientific Evidence for God’s Existence!

Here is part of a comment from a Word Blessings reader:

“After viewing your website and seeing that you understand how the devil operates, I needed to send this. I really need God to move on a situation. This situation involves my daughter (my only child) and my family and how it is causing me to want to give up on prayer. I am a new believer. My husband not yet and sadly, my daughter gave up and now prefers to think there is no God after a science teacher explained to the class that there can be no God.”

When I read her message, I recalled a Christian TV broadcast where the guest speaker was Dr. Hugh Ross, whose doctorate is in astrophysics. Dr. Ross scientifically explained in simple terms why there has to be a Creator. He also stated that many reputable members of the scientific community now agree that there has to be a creator. Of course, this is completely contrary to what schools are teaching your children.

I have since then discovered that Dr. Ross has many videos on YouTube that address this issue from a scientific perspective. I believe this is the one I had seen in the TV broadcast.

The BEST science — true, UNBIASED science — supports creation and exposes the biases against Christianity by those who support evolution.

In the above video, Dr. Ross refers to a list of 93 known factors — parameters — that must be just right (He used the term “fine-tuned) in order for life to exist in the universe. Click Here to view that list list at “” in a separate window. You can also download a copy of the list as a PDF. Click Here to open the PDF in a separate window.

Supporters of evolution do not want there to be a God who created everything from nothing. For if there were such a Supreme Being, the evolutionists know they would one day be held accountable. They cannot tolerate the notion of being accountable like that.

The real issue is this: Do you believe that the Bible contains the Words of Almighty God?

Honestly: have you examined the evidence? That’s what former atheist Lee Strobel did. In his book, “The Case For Christ”

Here is another video by Dr. High Ross. It’s entitled “Beyond the Cosmos – Dr. Hugh Ross at Leesburg Community Church”.

The next video is Part 1 of a series of videos by David C. Pack

Many absolute proofs supporting creation over evolution.:

I watched this video and wondered, “Now could anyone see and listen to these scientific facts and remain unconvinced?” But then I remember a passage in the Book of Romans where God refers to those who are under the control of a spirit of stupor. Look at this:

God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.” (romans 11:8)

Sadly, there are so many people in that mode. One man, after watching a whole series on apologetics still clung to the opinion that God uses evolution to arrange the universe.

My challenge for those who have children in school is to find a way to present examples of REPUTABLE SCIENCE like these to those who teach your children. It likely won’t be easy. But if people don’t speak up, the anti-God movement that is so vocal in the world we now live in will surely capture and enslave the minds and hearts of your son or daughter and turn them away from God.

Can Evolution Explain Morality?

This video is by Dr. Frank Turek. I have seen him many times on his TV show, “I Don’t Have enough Faith To Be An Atheist”.

In this video, Dr. Turek responds to a question from his audience. The questioner mis-quotes something Dr. Turek said, in an attempt to discredit the speaker. The video is just under 5 minutes long.

Here is part of Dr. Turek’s bio:

Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of . Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

Can Evolution Account For Morality?

Frank’s point was, “A holocaust is objectively wrong! And if something is objectively wrong, there has to be something that is objectively right”

The questioner replied that those who participated in the holocaust believed they were doing what was right.

Frank went to the REAL point: “The point is: if there’s ONE THING that is morally wrong, then God exists!”

Here are the bullet points Frank put on the screen:

  • Moral laws are not chemical or biological; they are immaterial and come from personal agents
  • Chemistry and biology are descriptive not prescriptive; evolution describes what does survive, not what ought to survive. Why should humans survive?
  • Should we rape to survive?
  • Should we murder the weak to help otthers survive? (That was Hitler’s point.)
  • Since evolution is a process of change, then morals mst change — rape my one day be “good”>
  • Why “cooperate” when not cooperating often helps you survive? (It’s much easier to be selfish than selfless.)

This next video is also by Frank Turek. It’s short but very helpful.

Title: “How to Deal with your Atheist Professor”.

I like that approach: Don’t make statements; ask questions.

Isn’t that what Jesus often did? When confronted with an angry, in-your-face antagonist, Jesus would calmly ask a question. We can learn a lesson from that.

The titie of the book that Frank Turek quoted from is “Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions”.

Click Here to check out the book on Amazon.

Click Here to read a book review.

From NASA: The Largest Photo Ever Taken!

The emphasis is on the Andromeda Galaxy, which is the nearest galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Andromeda is one of billions (perhaps trillions?) of galaxies in the known universe.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

According to atheists and evolutionists, what you will see — and the video is from reputable science — came into being all by itself… without a creator.

Somebody help me out here…

Am I supposed to believe that all of that (and whatever else there may be that we cannot see) came into being… all by itself?


That’s what I’m supposed to believe? All of that… all by itself… from nothing??

Forgive me… I don’t have enough faith to believe that!

I’m going to stay connected to the One who wrote these:

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (Hebrews 11:3)

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalm 53:1)

LASTLY: This is purely for your enjoyment!

This 2-minute video is by award-winning National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg.

Perhaps it’s late at night, and your spirit is unsettled. Dim the lights, zoom this video to full-screen, turn up the sound, and listen. As you do, think of God saying to you, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).

Listen for God to talk to you!

“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.” (Psalm 19:1-2)

“…and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7)