God’s Gift of Intuition: Expert Cites 7 Ways Our ‘Sixth Sense’ Can Help Detect and Deter Danger


English: Gideon is a judge appearing in the Bo...

English: Gideon is a judge appearing in the Book of Judges, in the Bible. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — With modern society rife with personal security
issues seemingly at every turn, it’s imperative to gain a strategic
advantage at every opportunity. This according to Christian safety and
security authority Phrantceena Halres, founder and CEO of Total
Protection Services, who is available for interviews and editorials on
all security and safety topics, including the following that is
available for reprint (with art):

God’s Gift of Intuition:
7 Ways to Develop Your ‘Sixth Sense’ to Detect and Deter Danger

By Phrantceena Halres

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.” — I Thessalonians 5:6

God
has blessed all of us with innate intuition, with the ability to sense
when something is amiss and possibly dangerous. In Mark, 5:27-5:32, is
recounted a story of Jesus when he was walking in a crowd. Although he
was in a throng of people, something felt amiss when a single person
brushed up against his clothes. He asked his disciples “who touched my
clothes?” and they replied “You see the crowd pressing around you and
yet you ask ‘who touched me?'” But Jesus followed his instincts to find
and confront the woman. As Christians, we ought not to be afraid of
using our intuition in the same manner that Jesus did. It’s not just a
hunch, it’s a real gift that God has given us his children and to not
use it is to squander it.

An estimated 1 out of 5 Americans are victims of crime, which occur in our homes, communities, school campuses
and churches. Proverbs 21:31 reads “The horse is prepared against the
day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.” That is taken to mean that
there are two layers of personal security: Preparedness and safety. It
is your responsibility to be prepared but true safety can come only from
God. The Lord has given us a “sixth sense,” the ability to
instinctively perceive possible threats or danger. It’s been said that
humans are the only living beings who sense danger and walk right into
it, such as politely entering an elevator with a person who triggered
your fear instinct for some reason. While everyone has a sixth sense,
it’s like an underdeveloped muscle that needs to be exercised from time
to time in order to maximize its ability to keep you safe. One of the
best ways to cultivate this sixth sense ability is to become safety and
security minded in a more concerted, proactive way. This includes a
constant analysis of your “threatscape” — the sum of every potential
threat in your various environments. This means assessing anything and
everything in your day to day experiences that could pose a threat. Is
the line of bushes at the back of the parking lot a potential hiding
place for criminals? Is the overly-kind gentleman offering to carry your
groceries overly persistent and too close within your personal space?
Perceiving your threatscape involves relying on your instincts for
protection. Much like Spiderman’s famed “spidey sense,” it is an innate
perception of prospective danger that is a very real and effective way
to keep yourself safe in any circumstance.

Now is the time to
become joyful! Once developed, your sixth sense will be a new-found
freedom, allowing you to never show fear in a dangerous situation. Start
cultivating your sixth sense today by following these tips:

  • Utilize mobile safety technology: Program an
    in-case-of-emergency (ICE) number into your phone and consider using a
    tracking app with your closest friend or loved one. A number of apps,
    such as Real Time GPS Tracker and GPS Tracking
    Pro allow your loved ones to always know where you are. Of course, you
    can enable and disable the tracking capability based on your
    preferences, but it’s handy in certain situations like when you are
    traveling about with a new friend no one else knows. Go one step further
    and take a photograph of the license plate with your smart phone and
    text it to a friend, family member, or even yourself so there’s a
    traceable record.
  • Don’t become distracted or “zone out”: First Thessalonians 5:6
    says “Let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober.” God
    has instructed his children to always be watchful and mindful of
    danger, to be “sober” both in the modern sense of the word (not under
    the influence of drugs and alcohol) and also in the more ancient sense
    of being “alert.” Today, modern technology can distract and “intoxicate”
    us far more than alcohol. Someone walking down the street after a few
    glasses of wine still has their senses about them but someone walking
    around texting or listening to their iPod on full volume is totally off
    in their own world. Such behaviors undermine our ability to stay alert
    and greatly increase your risk.
  • Make basic home security improvements: Purchasing even a few
    basic, inexpensive security devices for your home or apartment can go a
    long way. A door stop (under $6) will prevent your door from being
    opened from the outside, and window and screen-door locks (under $1
    each) will stop your panels from being jimmied or disassembled. If you
    are renting and/or don’t wish to invest in a house alarm, consider
    buying a personal, portable alarm for under $25 that will go off when
    you press it, potentially frightening an intruder. More expensive models
    with motions sensors are also available.
  • Project confidence and social connections when interacting with
    strangers: Criminals primarily prey on people that are meek, have
    limited social connections, and generally won’t make a fuss. By
    presenting yourself as someone who won’t be an easy target, you’ll
    ensure a criminal passes you over in search of an easier victim. Looking
    strangers directly in the eye, telling people that you have a lot of
    friends or family in the area, and even hanging photos with friends and
    family in the house are all things that will decrease your chances of
    being a victim.
  • Be unpredictable: In the Book of Judges there is the story of
    Gideon, who led the Israelites against the Midianites: Gideon fielded a
    large army of 10,000 men near the Midianite encampment. God spoke to
    Gideon and had him ask all of his men to drink from the river.
    Predictably, 9,700 men all got on their knees and stuck their head in
    the river to lap the water. Only 300 men did something different and
    used their hands as a ladle to drink the water. Most of the men were
    totally oblivious of their surroundings as they were drinking and God
    asked Gideon to send them home. God then instructed Gideon to keep the
    more discerning and unpredictable men to be used in the battle. Just
    like the Midianites, modern criminals often “case” or scope out their
    enemies prior to striking. Routines such as leaving and returning home
    at the exact same time each day, jogging at the same time, or regularly
    leaving your back window open while you cook dinner all amount to
    essentially “having your head in the water.” Consider mixing things up
    so that your routines can’t be predicted and used against you.
  • Don’t assume things are as they seem: Criminals often rely on
    deception to catch you unaware. Posing as a deliveryman, contractor, or
    an unassuming person needing directions or help are all common
    techniques to get into your personal space. This deception is most
    likely to take place next to some kind of cover, which commonly includes
    bushes, trees or vegetation, a car (either the victim’s or the
    perpetrator’s) or a house or other unoccupied dwelling. If you are
    approached under any kind of pretext next to cover, your sixth sense
    should be activated immediately. Especially if you are in a dark area or
    if there aren’t many people around. If you never assume things are as
    they seem, then it will cause your enemies to rise and stand out like a
    sore thumb. Fear will no longer have crippling power over your mind.
  • Never tell strangers or acquaintances more than they need to
    know: Telling the neighbors you are on vacation, your classmates the
    time you come home after work every day, or letting someone you’ve been
    dating only a short while know where you live are all common precursors
    to being a victim of crime. Your policy should always be trust but
    verify. Only tell people what they need to know. No more, no less.
  • Ecclesiastes says 9:10 says “Whatever your hand finds to do, do
    it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead there is neither
    working or planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Can we teach people to make the transition from potential victim to a
criminal’s worst nightmare? The answer is a resounding “yes.” We must.
National security begins with you! Each of us play a role in making our
community and country safer from threats and criminal activity. For the
conceivable future, America will remain a country plagued by crime. Once
put into practice, these 7 simple tips will greatly improve your
personal safety and help hone your instincts. Soon, your sixth sense
will automatically engage in the presence of danger, and identifying and
responding to threats will become second nature to you. Thank you, and
God Bless.

About the Expert
As founder, chairman and CEO
of Total Protection Services Global, Phrantceena Halres leads the
nation’s only certified security services company focused exclusively on
high threat/close proximity safety and security services for the
protection of critical infrastructure assets in the corporate,
government, nuclear, energy and personal protection sectors. Through her
philanthropic, community, corporate, speaking and media efforts, Halres
is a lauded security and safety advocate who tirelessly works to
enlighten the public on the many ways security improves our lives. She
may be reached online at
www.total-protections.com.

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About Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Bi-vocational minister who is Founder and Editor of FaithInspires.Org As seen in Google News, SelfGrowth.Com, ChristianHeadlines.com etc.

Posted on June 27, 2013, in Christian Growth and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

    Reblogged this on On Guard 4 America and commented:

    An interesting blend of scripture, and good personal safety advice.

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