Question:To Whom Do You Attribute Your Knowledge,Wisdom And Knowledge Of Scripture?
Donald Bohanon: To God.God gets all the credit.The Bible says the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding…Proverbs 9:10..
This is not necessarily a shot at my family but to be truthful I can’t attribute it to my immediate family because my father wasn’t around and many of my other family members have actually fought against my success in one way or another.And really wanted to see me fail.And that still applies today.
One relative actually being an undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.But I might add mildly.Although his condition was much much worse at one time.But I don’t like to broadcast this information because they are private family matters.But when it gets to the point where he and others are spreading false information in regards to me I have to address it as I have in other cases and set the record straight.But despite the lies and persecution I still try to protect their privacy by not name dropping.
But prayer has resulted in a major improvement in his case.The fact that I have been praying for him without him knowing has greatly improved his condition.I actually witnessed the transformation with my own eyes. I was a witness to the power of God in this circumstance when you understand how terrible his condition was and the marked improvement that took place in a very short period of time.Without seeking any professional help.But this is just one in a long line of instances where I’ve witnessed God’s great power.
But he still exhibits episodes of the condition and paranoia on occasion.Believing those who have his best interest in mind are out to get him and are jealous of him.He’s a bit of a narcissist as well,and will put absolute trust in strangers,but yet work to undermine and destroy his own family when he’s been helped in so many ways financially and otherwise by those family members..
And I’m convinced he’s a barrier to his own complete healing because of his pride and his unjustified hate for specific members of his own family.God will never completely heal a person who hates his servants and who is full of pride.
But his condition was so bad he had dark circles around his eyes so much so it looked like someone had drawn them with a black marker.And he would scream helter skelter from his room and talk to people who weren’t there.He would be cursing at people who weren’t there. And would tell me he heard voices day and night cursing at him and harassing him.
He was actually demon possessed to some degree.Or being strongly influenced by demonic forces.That was quite obvious to me.Because many people who are demon possessed are insane.And many people who are insane are demon possessed or are being powerfully influenced by demonic forces.
But psychologists and psychiatrists can’t see it because they’re trained to view things from a mental and or psychological perspective.Not understanding that most mental issues are the result of a flawed or corrupted spiritual condition.And in some cases chemical imbalances,etc.
But after strong and consistent prayer his condition changed quickly,rapidly and profoundly.So much so you wouldn’t think he ever had that problem based on his condition today. I’ts like night and day.The prayers of the righteous availeth much.And God is all powerful.But in all fairness to him he had been cursed,based on the information provided to me,with a spell by witches.
He said they had built an alter and had belongings and pictures of him in the middle of it and were conjuring spells against him.And it had affected him greatly.And I believe him.He was nothing like the person I had grew up with and grew to love.Incidentally those witches are now dead from my understanding.And I’m convinced as a result of God’s intervention.Exodus 22:18,Isaiah 44:25.
He had changed drastically.His former girlfriend who he was dating while out of town even told me something was wrong with him but she didn’t know what it was.I would only later come to realize what she was talking about when he came back home to his home state.
At that point I realized there was a problem and knew it was much more serious than previously thought.He would proceed to go down hill fast after he returned home.That’s when I intervened by entreating God through strong prayer and his condition did a 360 degree rapid turn for the better.Without an ounce of professional help.All by God’s power.When you understand how dire his condition was I’m convinced psychiatrist would have been ineffective.
But I’m convinced God brought him this far to appease me and to rest my soul.Because his condition was troubling and vexing to me.But he himself alone stands as an impediment to God fully completing the process. But I know these attacks are coming from Satan.Satanic attacks against the elect are different and is something mere self professing Christians who don’t follow all of God’s precepts can relate to.
So not only have I had to deal with outside opposition,but I have had to deal with opposition from many immediate family members as well.In the form of being lied on and slandered by my own family members.And in other ways. And some may even be trying to take credit for my work here on this site and other projects while falsely trying to represent themselves as righteous and spiritually and biblically knowledgeable.
But in reality are some of the biggest hypocrites and biblically ignorant people I know.Me and God working together as God works through me alone(and no one else) provide the biblical knowledge,wisdom and spiritual discernment,I provide and offer on this site.With the exception of the information offered by some of God’s true churches that I post periodically on this site.
And to be honest many of those immediate family members are not wise and are very limited in knowledge but rather try to exalt themselves and desire to be praised and glorified because of their very limited knowledge..And will often seek to exalt themselves spiritually while having little to no knowledge or obedience to scripture.But I still love them.These are just some of the things the righteous must endure.Even from family members Matthew 10:36.
But they do well to consider God will not even spare family members when it comes to the persecution of his servants..Galatians 5:10.The only way God will stay his hand from punishing or destroying them is if the righteous are praying for them consistently.Which I do.But after a while if the lies and persecution persist the prayers of the elect/the chosen/the righteous wont be heard as God gets fed up and decides to act..Psalm 106:23,Jeremiah 7:16,Jeremiah 11:14,Deuteronomy 9:14,19.
I know this to be true because an incident happened with one of those family members.Where they had been lying on me and persecuting me with no let up.I got so angry and frustrated that I asked God to do as he will with them, because I was so tired from the lies and slanders.But after about 15 minutes recanted the statement and asked God to forgive me and to be patient with them and have mercy on them.
That person later told me they were riding down the street and the under belly of their car caught on fire and they didn’t know it until someone told them and helped them extinguish the fire and replace the muffler or catalytic converter,if I recall correctly,I just know it was some part they mentioned had malfunctioned, that had caused the fire.Someone helped or took them to an auto repair shop to get the problem fixed.The mechanic or person who assisted them in getting to the mechanic if I recall their statements correctly said they are lucky the car didn’t explode.
That was right around the time I asked God to remove his protection from them.Because I was so frustrated with the relentless lies,slanders and persecution.They would go behind my back and lie on me to other relatives claiming I stole something from them when it never occurred.I have never stolen anything from them.But insanely they would be praising the person who was actually stealing from them.
This person had stolen rings from the person in question.The person in question told me this themselves.But this disturbed individual would go behind my back and lie on me and accuse of what the other person was actually doing.But at the same time smile in my face.
A thief is something I have never been,even while in the world.I despise thievery because its petty and if necessary and as a last resort I would hustle/legally go into business for myself before ever stealing anything. And I don’t associate with the person neither am I around them.But rather try to avoid them.But as the Bible says the wicked hate and despise the righteous.
And lying on them and slandering them is a part of what comes with that hate.The goal obviously being to try and destroy my credibility through lies so people wont listen to the message.Serving no real purpose but to undermine God’s work as Satan operates through them.That makes me also wonder who this person really is and why they are so offended by the message and the truth themselves.Who are they really?
But I felt it necessary to elaborate on this situation and vent a little for therapy,and reveal the truth to once again dispel the lies.But one things for certain you never have to be concerned about me broadcasting the truth about you,if you aren’t lying on me to deceptively make yourself appear righteous and good in the eyes of ignorant onlookers and or observers..Instead of actually putting in the work to attain righteousness,which comes only by being led by or filled with the Holy Spirit.While obeying the commandments and word of God as a whole.In conjunction with faith and good works.You would instead lie on and slander me to appear righteous in the eyes of ignorant onlookers and family members?
It’s fairly simple don’t lie on me and I wont use this platform to expose you as a liar and a slanderer.This particular person has to be influenced by demonic forces because they’re burning bridges and alienating those who really have their best interest in mind.These are just a couple of examples where I have seen God act on my behalf.Either fighting for me in terms of fighting against those who were fighting against me.Or helping those who I had prayed for.
So the knowledge and wisdom could have only come from God considering most other potential sources acted as roadblocks and impediments in many ways.It didn’t come from my father,mother,uncles,brothers etc.Because instead of offering crucial and beneficial knowledge many of them would act as roadblocks to that knowledge or just wouldn’t have the knowledge to share..
I can only assume because they didn’t want me to move forward and outshine them.Or come across as appearing smarter or more knowledgeable than them.But many being blinded by their own wickedness can’t see those are the kinds of individuals God works through.
The good and decent who are hated oppressed and despised.Not the proud,arrogant and unyielding…James 4:6..That’s the only logical reason I can come up with.But that is the complete opposite of the kind of person I am.So dealing with that can be a bit frustrating and challenging as well.Because as you can see I freely share knowledge and insight at no cost.
But I must also attribute some of my biblical knowledge as it relates to the importance of doctrine/following the commandments and word of God as a whole to the true churches of God.But you can say that comes from God as well because he provided them with the information to give to me and others.
But it’s equally as important to understand I have learned just as much or even more studying scripture myself.As God has directly revealed much spiritual knowledge to me as I’ve studied his word..But yes,my knowledge,wisdom and knowledge of God, all come directly from God.
Because before I was born he created in me the ability to grasp and learn these things.And led me to many of the things that aided me in acquiring that wisdom and knowledge.And because the fear of God produces these things in that it puts you in a humble state of mind, a child like mindset,where God can reveal deeper spiritual knowledge to the person who is fearful and yielded to God and his purpose.No one can take credit for the man I am today.The credit belongs to God exclusively.