Introducing “Life Solutions”


Life Solutions was started by Jack Alan Levine and Shaun W. Smith.

Life Solutions passionate purpose is to aid people live exceptional personal and professional lives by engaging online programs and live events.

Jack Alan Levine, nationally known Author, Speaker and Addiction Expert, has spoken to thousands of people in thirty years on dealing with,and successfully overcoming addiction, to find Freedom for Life.

Sharing his personal story and experiences with addiction and recovery, and the heartbreaking tale of his son’s battle with addiction, Jack knows first hand about being an addict and a parent of an addict.

He also knows how to obtain victory over addiction and to live a life FREE from addiction.

As a sought after national speaker to companies, colleges, religious groups and other organizations, Jack leads breakout sessions on “Overcoming Addiction” at every “Florida Men of Integrity “Florida Strong Man” Conference” throughout Florida this year.

Jack’s message based on reality, fact, and faith will give you the needed tools to fight and overcome any addiction.

Jack speaks often to spouses and parents of addicts and gives them valuable counsel about dealing with the realities of addiction and how to inspire their loved ones to seek help!

A three-time author, he has written extensively on his addiction in his first book, “Don’t Blow It With God,” and his third book, “My Addict, Your Addict.”

After being encouraged to share his experience and solutions with addiction to help more people, Jack agreed to create an online program called “Free For Life At Last: Overcoming Addiction.”

It is now available nationally to help  addicts and their families deal with recovery issues by outlining the clear paths and solutions to overcoming addiction and truly finding Freedom for Life.

You will be spellbound as Jack shares how he overcame addiction issues to go on and lead a happy and productive life.

Jack then teaches you or your loved one how you can do the same.

To subscribe to the “Free For Life Video Email Newsletter”, please click here.

 

Shaun Smith and his wife Paola are good friends.

They are lead pastors at Wynwood Church in Miami Church.

Wynwood Church is a community of faith, hope and love which assists people in becoming passionate followers of Jesus Christ, as it loves the city and its people. The church meets weekly for Missional Community to share in Scripture teaching, prayer, and the building of relationships around a meal. Missional Community is designed to be highly relational by learning to care in practical ways for each other and the city through growth in the love of Christ.

http://www.wynwoodchurch.com/

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Jack Levine

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Shaun and Paola Smith

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How Do You Get Rid of a Demon?


I wrote this several years back!

I will describe one of my biggest battles in dying to my old life and having the Christ take full control.

Until today, I was still one of those children of the onion. Let me explain.

Today one huge stronghold of my control over that of Christ’s fell today.

Any area where our lives are not under the loving control of Christ is an area where the demonic will have its spidery legs wrapped around our soul, health, wealth, and body.

I call it spidery, because God has revealed demons as spiders. Spiders do not have to move much. They are simply there. They suck the life out of you. They roost on top of the sin which you love. They slowly destroy you from this beach head of sin. From there, they weave their spidery webs in the recesses of your soul.  Their long legs wrap themselves into the subconscious areas, and by them, create fortresses of hostility towards God, all in your mind.

The work of demons is obscure. Demons are onion lovers. They hide in onions.  These onions are their cocoons. These types of onions are sins. As the layers of sin peel off, as that of an onion, the demon spider is finally exposed, and Christ expels it out from your life. At the core of every onion called sin, there is always a demon. He is the last one to come out, and only when you have pealed the onion, with the knife of repentance. You can never get to the demon, until you get to the sin. You can never get to the sin as long as you love it.  As long as the onion is there, the demon is right in there, too. The only knife that works is that of repentance.

Demons make you feel that you are the one with the problem.  You are the one who is sick. You are the one who is anxious. When in fact it’s his attack from the outside. He will wound you by means of the spidery legs which work from the shadowy cocoon of sin’s onion.

This well hid spider deceives you.  Its deceptions create a false identity which you embrace.  The identity could be to become famous, or rich, take up a cause, or extol your personal rights, or worse still, to disobey God.

It could be a need to stay sick, in self-pity, to be a martyr, a victim, one who is offended, depressed or unable to forgive.  These breed negative attention. Others attend to you because you are a victim, a martyr, or someone who is ill.

This identity becomes a fortress, a citadel in your mind. You live and die for it. I was still holding to a false identity. Worse still, I was wishing for this identity, and asking God to make me into the person who owned it. This false person had become me. We call this a pseudo fantasy, a false imagination. We idolize our imaginations and fantasies and what we create in them.

The only real identity is Christ in me. Every other identity must die. Every other identity bows its knee to Christ.  Demons only respect Christ. They don’t respect me, or my false fantasies. They don’t respect any other identity, except the one which Christ has, and which is Christ.

So as long as you love any sin, remember that it is an onion, which has a demon at its core and which is still preying on you.  You are still the children of the onion.

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Why Should You Leave Club Golgotha?


Mt 27:33  And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,

Mr 15:22  And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.

Joh 19:17  And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

As I prayed this morning, God gave me a vision.  In it, Jesus stood crucified and dying upon that famous mount called Golgotha.

Gologotha comes from an Aramaic derivative “gulgoleth” translated as skull or head.

In Christian circles, this famous hill is also categorized as Calvary for its Latin derivative “calvaria”, or skull.

If one looks cautiously at the picture on my post, he or she will appreciate the two cavernous holes resembling eye sockets on a skull and what appears as another vertical hole below them where a nose could be.  Above the skull, in the fenced in grassy knoll, is where tradition says, that the cross with Jesus crucified stood.

In my vision, as Jesus hung bleeding and dying, God took me down into the left eye socket of the skull. I would estimate that this eye could not be more than 15 feet below the base of the cross.

Deep inside the rocky socket a wooden table was set with twelve church goers eating. I could not tell what was served but everybody was obsessed with devouring the food. No one looked up. No one spoke. Everybody was transfixed with the sole role of consumption.   How sadly ironic that Jesus was bleeding and  dying fifteen feet above and no one recognized it, or cared to do so.

Have our churches become malls for Christian consumption?  Maybe so, but this was also a “Club Golgotha; Members Only Please!”

And have our churches become Club Golgothas where we dine, socialize and just cater to one another, as Jesus dies bleeding for the world,  dripping blood on top of our heads?

In my vision, someone finally got up from the table awe-struck at the Jesus in a piece of bread which he had picked up from the food.  As everybody else continued munching down at Club Golgotha, he went to the edge of the eye socket still transfixed on the bread. I knew that he was ready to leave Club Golgotha.  I realized that person was me. That person is you. That person is meant to be every Christian.

Yes, we are to assemble and not forsake one other. Yes, we need to fellowship, we are His body.  Yes, we are to go to church.

I love the church, and have laid my life down for it.

I love the church, and so enjoy ministering within it.

But Lord, deliver me from just being a Club Golgotha member. Lord delivers us all as we go to our respective churches!

May they not become Club Golgothas, lose their saltiness, and be worthy only to be trampled underfoot by wicked people

May the unchurched not see the church as an exclusive “members only” fraternity made up of legalistic and judgmental rules which prohibit the many who want to join.

May the church get away from Christian jargon and serve the world by being authentically real and genuinely loving.

Who today is ready to serve the church, but leave Club Golgotha?

I think that it’s not just a good idea but a “God Idea!”

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Golgotha. Please click on image for image courtesy source.

What Are Young People Teaching Me?


Our church, has been blessed to go to Florida International University (FIU) on numerous occasions with a homemade meal and hang out with some of the great kids who attend.

I remember my university days, and that eating an occasional homemade meal was worth than gold.

The folks at the Wesley House Campus Ministry make our visits possible.

Part of what Wesley does, is to give students opportunity to know each other and discuss matters about God informally over a good meal.

I’ve met kids from Nepal, India, China, the Caribbean and South America.

I was a bit tentative when I went to FIU.

Since 2004 I have been heavily involved with the church. Doing mission trips to, and later moving to East Africa, our emphasis was on the church.

Now back in the USA as a pastor, my focus has continued to be with the church.

I had lost contact with the unchurched world.

The unchurched world of the 90’s is different to the unchurched world of the 2000’s.

The American 90’s were a time of prosperity. There was little need for God.

America was resistant to the gospel.

People were busy making money and segregated along political and social fronts.

With the launch of social media the world has become a huge amalgamated melting pot of people who have a great wish to reconnect by socializing.

It’s quite a phenomena which cannot be neglected.

The ghettoized lines between, liberals and conservatives, gays and straights, and atheists, Christians, and Muslims are being erased.

The self-sufficiency of the last decade is being exchanged by the realization that the guarantee of jobs after college, or a booming capitalist economy are gone.

The integrity of the USA political system is at its lowest ebb.

Leaders with godly convictions, are an endangered species.

Activist judges abound, who issue verdicts along political lines and not righteous integrity.

The churches’ prosperity teachers, which sadly turned off many, are now the rare birds.

The unchurched are no longer going to church to hear another religious message or an appeal for money.

The America of today, is much more assimilated along social lines.

Our nation is unknowingly coming back to God’s design for people.

I don’t see the hunger for God that I see in Africa.

I do see a fresh hunger for authenticity, relationships, a need to be heard and accepted.

I see a world that is hungry for fathers and mothers.

The new generations are shunning divisions and labels.

They are also shunning church for the sake of going to another meeting.

People are looking for authenticity, reality and genuine relationships.

The media tells me that Christianity is dying in the USA, but they are wrong.

Never did I meet disparagement or scorn when talking about God at FIU.

Nor did I see walls come up with my remarks about God.

Most young people do not wish to be politically correct.

They are looking to intelligent discussions and relationships as they carve out their destinies.

For us who profess Christ, we must step out of our Christian ghettos and into a world that is seeking authenticity, belonging, and genuine relationships.

As a Christian, I do not compromise my beliefs, and I express them boldly, but in love.

I don’t think that those around me want me to relinquish, politicize or sweeten them.

People are attracted to those who are willing to pay the high price to stand by their convictions.

I went to these luncheons with a 90’s mindset to be pleasantly surprised.

The independence and arrogance of the last decade have been replaced by the authenticity for honest relationships of this one.

I say to the church in closing, “reach out, step out, do the uncomfortable, be interactive, be real, and love those outside the church.’

People are people who want to know Christians as people before they know them as Christians.

I believe that you will be pleasantly surprised like me.

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Guess where I am? At an FIU luncheon with some great kids!

What Is The Most Important Thing?


Hebrews 1:2  God, who in various ways and in many ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

2  has in these last days spoken to us by the Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

  • God has spoken to us by ONE THING.
  • God has only given us ONE THING!
  • That one thing is His Son, Jesus Christ.

Col 2:2  that their hearts may be encouraged, being joined together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to a full knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

3  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 Eph 3:8  To me, the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

  • All that God is, and has for us, lives IN or INSIDE His Son. 
  • All riches and treasures that belong to God live inside of His Son.

This is why He only needs to speak to us by Him. He is God’s One Thing.

The devil deceives the church by enticing it to ask God for a variety of blessings, when it should be asking God for a spirit of wisdom and revelation.

This spirit is so that Christ, the one thing, and the possessor of all of  God’s treasures and riches, is revealed within each believer.

  • As He is revealed, all God’s treasures and riches living inside of Him are automatically revealed along with Him in the believer.  
  • The more that He is revealed, the more that all treasures and riches living inside of Him are automatically too.

 Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

10  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Fullness, in New Testament terms, is the substance or makeup of an object that defines it to be what it is.

The fullness of Coca Cola, is the fluid within the glass bottle that has all the ingredients, and formula, that labels it exclusively, and independently, of anything else in this world, as Coca Cola.

Inside the Person of Christ is deposited the very being, substance, and makeup of Almighty God which defines Him exclusively as God Almighty.

This Christ, which contains the fullness of Almighty God, has been given to us.

This is why in verse ten we find out that IN Christ, we are already and forever more, complete. 

Once again, the immense treasures and riches which belong to God are experienced by us, in proportion  to the manifestation of Christ within our lives.

God will not compromise. God will not negotiate. Everything is inside His son.

So quit looking for blessings all around you and look to reveal Jesus inside of you  where all blessings live.

He is God’s One Thing!

The benefits of having Jose and Mary @ your ministry?

  • Training you to be “cutting edge” and entrepreneurial for God’s kingdom!
  •  Exegetical “tailor made for your ministry” Bible seminars!
  • Motivational speakers
  • Apostolic, prophetic, pastoral consultation!
  • Signs and Wonders Meetings!

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How To Achieve Excellent Health, God’s Way?


I Tim 1:3  As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,

Let’s translate verbatim the verse above:

“That they would teach no doctrine that deviates from the Bible truth because its essence, quality, and quantity come from another source, which is not founded on the words that make up the gospel.”

We sadly see these other doctrines today from many who are supposed to be teaching us the Bible.

2 Timothy 1:13  Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Look at this verse.

“Hold firmly to the model of healthy, sound, or wholesome words, which you have heard  from me.”

‘Sound”, is a medical term denoting excellent health.

Only the pure words of the gospel can promote health, to our spirits, soul and then body.

They are healthy words because they are true or are in accordance with what is factual about the God, who is the author of heath.

Let’s look at instances where this word for sound or healthy is used.

Lu 5:31  Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but those who are ill.

Lu 15:27  And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him back in good health, your father has killed the fatted calf.’

3Jo 1:2  Beloved, concerning all things I pray you to prosper and to be healthy, just as your soul prospers.

Now let’s find these as it pertains to God’s word.

1Ti 6:3  If anyone teaches differently and does not consent to sound words, even those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness,

2Ti 4:3  For there will be a time when they will not put up with sound doctrine, but according to their own lusts, they will heap up for themselves teachers, tickling their ears,

Tit 1:9  holding fast to the faithful word as he was taught, that he may be able to exhort by sound doctrine, and to convince those who oppose it.

So what does it tell you about the importance of studying the Bible and not just reading it?

Only its study will allow you know the scriptures accurately and promote healthiness to your spirit, soul and bodies,

It’s a matter of health versus sickness, or life versus death.

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