Singing 15 Feb 20

16 Feb

Working Dates: Saturday, February 15, 2020 to Sunday, February 16, 2020
[10 pages]
Paula (Jewish Voice) (12 Feb 20): Praises and prayer requests from the Poland festival
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The repetition of the festival Standing Prayer was followed by the joyous singing of Hallel (“Thanksgiving”) and chanting of the Akdamut. The festival joy was palpable. The rebbe signaled for the Torah scroll to be brought out and rolled to its proper position in the Torah portion of Yitro for the Shavuot reading. (Ex. 19–20) He then gazed at the surrounding crowd and slowly swiveled his head. It was clear that he was searching for someone. His gaze finally settled on a tall, very distinguished-looking man whom nobody else seemed to know. The Zeide summoned him to be the Torah reader.
Sirach 15:15 If you choose, you can keep the commandments, and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky (in “Liable” 11 Feb 20): One of the first things we Jews did together as a people was sing
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Feb 20): To all the voices lost in the crowd.
Sirach 15:16 He has placed before you fire and water; stretch out your hand for whichever you choose.
Chanarachel Frumin: A new Carlebach songster
Joan L. Roth: Beautiful sweet warm and loving just like you!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Why You Should Be a Proud Jew
Sirach 15:17 Before each person are life and death, and whichever one chooses will be given.
Chanarachel Frumin was live — with Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz and 47 others.
Brat: We sing in worship to You, God! Yeah!! Thank you for your faithfulness! And thank you for including me!
Christian Women For Israel (16 Feb 20): Why the smiles? There is tremendous satisfaction that comes from a person they helped last month who called to express their gratitude, along with a desire to return the mitzvah to help others.
Chanarachel Frumin: Shlomo is back!!!!
Brat: Shlomo?
Wikipedia: Solomon, king of ancient Israel, according to various religious texts
Donna Schaper (16 Feb 20): I met some of the people I was supposed to meet with the next day. They said, “I didn’t know you belonged to the chamber.” I said, “I don’t.”
Laila Alawa: Truthfully, The Tempest was started out of a deeply personal need for community – so I want you to know that you have space here, too.
Sirach 15:18 For great is the wisdom of the Lord; he is mighty in power and sees everything;
Rabbi YY Jacobson: You can sit on your couch on Sunday and be a fan of one team or another; you can be an admirer, a cheerer, a supporter. But why did Jethro feel the need to undergo a metamorphosis from spectator to player? Why did he have to link his fate to the Jewish fate?
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry: Today I believe our vocation is to live as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. But how can we together grow more deeply with Jesus Christ at the center of our lives, so we can bear witness to his way of love in and for the world?
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): “I’m raising up prophets who will live a lifestyle of holiness to call My people back into a place of consecration and seeking My face. The prophets shall be the ones that do not draw men unto themselves but teach them to hear from God for their own lives, their own families, and their own ministries.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): Prophets are often living parables, walking out and experiencing a prophetic word firsthand, before they are released to communicate that specific prophetic word. This is why so many strange and unusual circumstances happen to them. It is not just another strange and bewildering incident that occurs, but the Lord is divinely ordering their steps for this very purpose. Somewhere, somehow, God is in that situation with a potent word, not just to the prophet, but also through the prophet.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Note the question of the Talmud: “mah shmuah shama uba,” what did Jethro hear which compelled him to COME? Why would a person of such stature abandon everything in order to pursue an attraction to Torah? What compels an aristocratic celebrity to abandon his comfortable habitat and glorious lifestyle and come join a nation of nomads in a desert? Yes, the Torah tells us that he heard what G-d did for Israel and that he took them out of Egypt. But Jethro could have been content with hearing the stories from far, watching them on CNN or Fox News, reading the blogs, and following the Jews on Face Book. What motivated him to say goodbye to his past and become one of three million Jews?
Sirach 15:19 his eyes are on those who fear him, and he knows every human action.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “I’ve waited a long time for that wicked man to change his evil ways. But this is intolerable. He has to be taught a lesson. It is time for him to hear the Ten Commandments. There is no choice.”
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Feb 20): This topic is very hard to talk about because of all of the stigma around it. Well-meaning people often assume without checking facts. Church goers assume without prayer. It is a weird kind of lonely because you know you exist yet people deny your reality and you are told the opposite of what you know. In basic terms you are told that your abuser is a saint and you are the problem even when you gave all you could and no matter what you do or say you are judged for it. Anyways I’m Led to make a post.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: For this, the sages present three alternative answers. For one, Jethro witnessed the war of Amalek against the Israelites; for the other, Jethro heard of the Torah. For the third, he heard of the splitting of the sea. These three events capture the three timeless features which embody the Jewish story.
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): The Lord says, “Many of My pastors are wounded warriors who continue to serve on the front lines. I have seen your labor of love, I have seen your sacrifices, I have seen your faithfulness, and I have seen your brokenness. There is healing balm extending from My hand to bring healing to your hearts and restoration to your souls. Even as you experience My healing power, it will free you from bondages that have held you in captivity.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): In this encounter, He picked me up out of my bed in the most tender embrace. While He did so, something from Him tangibly dropped into my heart. I’m not referring to my physical heart, but to my inner man and the very core of my being. I was absolutely undone like I’ve never been before. Until that exact moment, I was completely unaware that my heart had half died until it was resurrected by that powerful encounter. Sadly, my heart had turned to stone and I didn’t even know it (Ezek. 36:26).
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: His disciples from a rural area outside Shpoli had been suffering for years under the heavy yoke of their cruel landlord, a high-ranking member of Poland’s nobility, who owned all the land in that area. He was constantly raising the rents on their homes and the leases for their businesses. But that he did to his non-Jewish tenants too. What hurt more were his vicious anti-Semitic twists. He would make Jews who were indebted to him sing and dance in front of his aristocratic friends during their drunken parties, so that they could enjoy themselves laughing at the Jews. He had tried to force them to open their businesses on Shabbat. But his most recent depravity was the worst: he had issued a decree that in all buildings on his extensive properties, there had to be hanging a depiction of “that man” from Nazareth, around whom the Christian religion was centered.
Sirach 15:20 He has not commanded anyone to be wicked, and he has not given anyone permission to sin.
Lana Vawser: There is a divine reactivation upon you right now, it is a divine reactivation by the hand of God and by the power of the Spirit. The Lord knows you have been through an intense battle, He knows how hard the battle has been, He knows how you have fought and He knows how ‘knocked around’ you have been in the battle. Many of you are very weary. Many of you are discouraged, disappointed and hurting. There are others of you who deep down in areas of your heart you have given up the fight, you are too tired from the battle. There are others of you who feel you just cannot believe for more or continue to run. There are others of you who feel so disorientated from the battle you don’t know which way is up. There are others of you who have lost your confidence in the voice of God in your life because there’s been so much disappointment and confusion. There are others of you who are simply exhausted. Whatever level of battle weariness you find yourself in, this word is for you.
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Feb 20): I was given some “rules” that were impossible to follow because I wasn’t welcome in their home. Anyway my point is this started off subtle and built its way up to be more intense. I gave it all I could and no matter what I did it was never enough. Always a catch 22. After that there are many more times I tried to love through all of the garbage. When we were pregnant with our first born I tried to reconcile because I didn’t yet see that I was being abused. I used to be super idealistic and believe that if we just loved someone enough they would change but that’s not what happens, there is only so much benefit of the doubt anyone can give.
Donna Schaper (16 Feb 20): Prayer
O God help us to fake it till we make it. And get us to the heavenly feast, even if it is only supper. When we arrive, may we meet one stranger after another who welcomes us, as though we truly belonged. Amen.
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): The Lord says, “There was a day when the evangelist was My bread and butter. Many people have neglected this calling on their lives and stepped falsely into other offices. I’m RECALLING many of My servants who are trying to operate as prophets and pastors to their true and original calling. I will begin to make them feel uncomfortable and uneasy in their roles until they embrace the true calling upon their lives.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): I touched on some of this last year, but it still needs emphasis this year. We read in Luke 14:16-24 about the man who invited many to a great supper but how “they all with one accord began to make excuses” (v. 18). One said he bought five yoke of oxen and was going to test them, then another said he bought a field and needed to go look at it, and another said he just got married and couldn’t come. Maybe I’m reading into this, but who buys land and that many oxen without viewing and testing them first? And then why would you not take your new wife to a party? Was something defective with her? I doubt it. It was just an excuse.
Jo (16 Feb 20): So here I sit wondering how to get thru this knowing there is no other path. So I must just forge on pretending I am sane. I left sanity weeks ago. I am just wandering dislocated from myself.
Brat: I’m supposed to listen to them, and then they “crucify” me for doing just that!
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (13 Feb 20): The Dubno Maggid explains it this way. There are Jewish people who make a distinction between observing the Shabbat and remembering the Shabbat. The poor person likes the observing” aspect, the prohibition of working, more. He works hard the entire week and needs a little rest. On the other hand, the “remember” aspect, sanctifying the Shabbat with our speech and actions, is harder from him. He does not have the resources to honor the Shabbat with good wine and special foods. Conversely, the wealthy person can be totally into the “remembering” aspect. Special clothes, food, drink, all the pleasures are no problem for him. It is the “observing” part – the prohibition of work that may difficult for him. He doesn’t like stopping work on Shabbat because he is afraid he might lose income by keeping Shabbat. This is why the Rabbis said that observing and remembering were said at once, simultaneously. We are not allowed to separate them! The wealthy person must keep “observe” and help the poorer person to keep the “remember”.
Matthew 11: 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
Jo (16 Feb 20): I know it’s almost insane but I keep expecting the miracle.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): What caused my heart to die like that? I learned later how I had subconsciously deadened my own heart in response to pain, grief, betrayal, and so much more. When your heart dies and turns to stone, you don’t feel this happening to you. As a matter of fact, you won’t feel anything at all. You don’t feel pain, you don’t feel empathy or compassion, you stop crying, and you generally stop caring. Even worse, you stop feeling the presence of the Spirit and you can’t discern as sharply. You begin to go spiritually and emotionally blind on the inside.
Wordpress (14 Feb 20): How do you respond to customer feedback?
Brat: I don’t get feedback. I get one “like” every now and then and no comments or responses. I get no real engagement from the Church, just Arc Speak, gaslighting, stonewalling, abuse, and neglect. Such good sport for them.
Matthew 26: 68 and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): Are you being spiritually tormented? Have you been subjected to a demonically induced terror? For some of you, this is happening in your dreams or it’s happening to you when no one is watching. I know that I know that if you didn’t carry something from God that severely threatened satan’s kingdom, this spirit or these spirits would leave you alone. The spirit realm often knows who we are in God well before we do.
Brat: Jesus consistently calls me His Bride. I am convinced that the torment will stop, not just by more declarations, but when the Church does what she has been called to DO and DOES the right thing.
Matthew 11: 16 “To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: One’s voice can communicate what one is thinking; the Sages teach that there were five voices that accompanied the giving of the Torah to illustrate G-d’s infinite nature – beyond that of the four levels within Creation – or even beyond the Four Worlds.
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): God has had me pray recently for the strengthening of the Body of Christ and elevation of the five-fold ministry gifts. God began to download prophetic words and decrees to release over each of the ministry offices. As God moves us closer to the promised and prophesied next wave of great outpouring and the apostolic move of God in the earth, the alignment of the ascension gifts with the plans and purposes of God is of great necessity.
Ephesians 4:11, “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers.”
Poster: It’s important to forgive those who hurt you … but you don’t have to hang out with them anymore. ~ HavingTime.com
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Jethro understood that to experience this immortality he must leave his mansion in Midian and join the nomads in the desert. To become part of a story which transcends nature, you must transcend your own nature and actively join the symphony of eternity.
Brat (in “Frogs to Balaam” 01 Feb 20): So, just to be clear, you can have sanctuary while you wrestle with your psyche and soul and I can’t, even though Jesus promised His bride that His Father’s house has many mansions, so I would have a place to work in peace and quiet in an anchorhold with a tribe that loves me for who I am, while I steward the story for the greater whole? And this Pharaoh spirit is to help the cause of redemption? Just clarifying…
Rabbi YY Jacobson: It was not a territorial dispute which ignited the conflict, as Amalek did not even make the claim that the “Jews were occupying his homeland.” The Jews were traveling in the wilderness, remote from Amalek’s territory. Nor were there any political, economic or military motivations, as Israel was minding its own business and not intending even to visit Amalek’s country. Pharaoh at least had the excuse of fearing that the Jews would take over Egypt. What was Amalek’s excuse to come and kill Jews?
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): You see, excuses come in justified packages. They justify themselves and parade about as totally legitimate. We use excuses to get out of crystal-clear invitations and directives from the Lord. We use excuses to live below our worth. We deceptively believe this is okay, but it’s not. It’s covert disobedience and cuts short the plans and purposes of God in our lives.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “Enough!” the Shpoler Zeide called out. “That’s the final blow!”
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Feb 20): Anyone who has gone through the abuse I have endured can probably relate to this. No matter what you do or say or how much you love them through it these people seem to project everything back.
Laila Alawa: But in the middle of it all, I’ve found a new kind of movement with each of you here, a movement that has kept me going, even during days where it feels most dark.
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Feb 20): There are not many people who speak up about toxic in-laws, it’s seen as taboo. I’m Led to break the silence. Remember this scripture:
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. ~ Matthew 10:34‭-‬39 NKJV‬‬
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The answer is: He did not need an excuse. This was not rational, calculated hatred. He just hated them because of their very being.
Donna Schaper (16 Feb 20): I know lots of people make ways when there are none under much more dire circumstances. I know Syrian refugees and Guatemalan border crossers. I wonder if the Chambers of the world would be fooled by somebody who didn’t look like me.
Matthew 11: 17 “‘We played the pipe for you,
and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge,
and you did not mourn.’
Laila Alawa: Hey there!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: When hate is rational, based on some fear that has some logic to it, even if it is unjustified, then it can be reasoned with and brought to an end. If I hate you because I feel that you undermine by business, or you don’t respect me in the company, the hatred has a cure. If I can see that you mean me no harm, or that you too have been operating out of fear, we can mend the relationship.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): One day, I was led by the Spirit to pray a specific prayer over myself for (what seemed like) no particular reason at all. I began to call out daily to the Lord to “Create in me a clean heart” (Ps. 51:10). I couldn’t point to anything outrageously wrong with my heart at the time, but then nobody really knows their own heart except God alone. Jeremiah wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things…” (Jer. 17:9) – mostly because we can’t see what’s in there until the light of God comes and reveals it.
Psalm 119:4 You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Jethro was not Jewish. Yet he made an awesome sacrifice in order to join the Jewish people and internalize Torah. We were given this gift by birth. Will we not leave our comfort zones to embrace it, celebrate it, study it, and make it part of our lives?
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): The Lord says, “These are those people that have the Word of God hidden deeply in their hearts. I will cause My teachers to not only be able to rightly divide the Word through careful study and prayer, but to teach under a spirit of revelation.”
Psalm 119:1 Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Laila Alawa: I wanted to reach out and personally welcome you to the fam. Here at The Tempest, our community is a space for us to come together to share stories, change norms, and disrupt the world.
Psalm 119:2 Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart,
Jo (16 Feb 20): The wondrous thing about good fiction it rescues one from the horror and terror of life. There is no doubt, no questions unanswered, no fear unless it is intended and the nervous system knows you are ok, so no fault. Safe in a world written by someone who has no more answers then I do. So the author and the cast and I get to go to this world where I don’t have to think, anguish, question. Actors are in the car trunk for me. They have a tangled love affair for me; they are not real and I am craving that right now.
Laila Alawa: You know just how powerful authentic storytelling can be – in every sense of the word. We’re all in different parts of our lives, making our way through the world – a world that doesn’t always have our back.
Jewish Journal (12 Feb 20): Who Will Write Our History?
Brat: Isn’t that what we are all doing?
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry: It is designed to be spare and spacious, so that individuals, ministry groups, congregations, and networks can flesh it out in unique ways and build a church-wide treasure trove of stories and resources. There is no specific order you need to follow. If you already keep a Rule or spiritual disciplines, you might reflect and discover how that path intersects with this one. By entering into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn – Learn – Pray – Worship – Bless – Go – Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus. His way has the power to change each of our lives and to change this world.
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): The Lord says, “Because I’m teaching you how to build – sometimes with little help, little resources, and little support. You will learn to build by My supernatural wisdom and My supernatural faith. I’m sending you sons and daughters who have been wounded, disappointed and broken. Taking you by the rough way will allow My Spirit to create a deep well of compassion for those that are broken. You will comfort these leaders that I send your way with the same comfort that I have given you (2 Cor. 1:4).
Paula (Jewish Voice) (12 Feb 20): Let’s Pray: Lord, only You fully know and could accurately retell all the wonders You did in Warsaw through this Festival – and foretell all that You will continue to do. May we treasure these praises in our hearts and continue to water through our ongoing prayers the seeds that were planted. Make Warsaw and Poland a place of healing, shalom and light – the Light of Messiah – to those within its borders and to the world. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Psalm 119:5 O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
Brat (in “Liable” 11 Feb 20): There was never any accountability or restitution. Restitution is a result, product, or evidence of genuine repentance.
Psalm 119:3 who also do no wrong, but walk in His ways.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “Listen carefully, please; this is what you must do. I know that every year for Shavuot you all travel to the city in order to celebrate the festival with a large congregation. This year, don’t leave. Instead, stay home, and gather together at the home of the tenant with the largest property for the prayers and the communal holiday celebrations.
Matthew 11: 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): When that demon entered my room to torment me once again, a sense of faith suddenly filled my heart. This was not my faith, but His faith speaking through me. I then spoke to the spirit with perfect authority, “I will not serve you. I will only serve the Lord Jesus Christ.” It left immediately and never returned. I also lost all fear of the demonic and had a sense of spiritual authority that I did not have before.
Psalm 119:6 Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
Paula (Jewish Voice) (12 Feb 20): A key church leader there told us, through tears, “You must understand. This has never happened before in Poland.” To his knowledge, never in Polish history had thousands of people – many of them Jewish – come together and heard the Gospel presented in a Jewish context by a Jewish Believer in Jesus.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): After this encounter, which was incredibly beautiful, came the most difficult work of dealing with every reason that my heart died in the first place. This involved highly-skilled inner healing and deliverance ministers, as well as professional Christian trauma therapy. Healing has cost me much time and money and has been a slow process, mostly because the pain of healing is often worse than what caused the damage in the first place.
Christian Women For Israel (16 Feb 20): “Do you remember me? You helped me about a month ago, and I want to wish you good health and happiness. Please continue to help more people.”
Psalm 119:7 I will praise You with an upright heart, when I learn Your righteous ordinances.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Everyone murmured in surprise, but they were soon pleased by the choice. The guest’s voice was both musical and powerful. When they reached the section of the Ten Commandments, the atmosphere altered radically. It had been a beautiful, clear spring morning. The sun was shining brightly, the sky a solid sheet of pastel blue, with not a dot of cloud to be seen. Suddenly the heavens darkened, and tremendous peals of thunder boomed down upon them. Fright took hold of everyone.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (13 Feb 20): Thunder & Lightening – Why? (Yitro 5780)
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The reader’s voice rose in volume and intensity. “I am G d who brought you out of Egypt.” A Jew stood next to the landlord to translate word by word, but amazingly, the man realized he was able to understand directly, without aid, even though he didn’t know a single letter of Hebrew. “You shall not have others’ gods before Me. Do not make any statue or image…” The lord trembled and felt weak in his stomach as he thought of how he had demanded the Jews put engraved images of Christian worship on their walls.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): My simple prayer for you is this: “Holy Spirit, I ask You to come to the rescue.”
Anna Blake: But it was more than that. When you flew you felt a thing too elusive to put a human word on. Was it some kind of grace? He didn’t hold your random impatience against you. This horse was always the kinder and more forgiving half of the dance. He took care of you when you didn’t know better or might not have deserved it. This horse was your treasure, so you arranged your life to support him, spared him nothing, and it still felt like you got more than you gave. The two of you had the very best luck and did everything just right, but time passed, and the horse died. You were shocked or you saw it coming but he was just as gone.
Revelation 19:11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: When he heard “Remember the Shabbat day that it should be holy,” his knees buckled. His throat was constricted. Why had he tried to force the Jews to open their businesses on their holy day? “…The seventh day is the holy Sabbath of G d.” He felt he was close to fainting.
Anna Blake: You sobbed, choking on air, eyes swollen bloody red, or you went marble-cold, pale and silent. Utterly silent.
Jennifer Eivaz (16 Feb 20): At the same time, you cannot consent to demons. What I mean is you can’t submit to spiritual harassment and then go dormant in your faith to avoid it. Elijah asked the Israelites at the stand-off between him and the prophets of Baal, “Who will you serve?” And in fear they answered not a word. They went dormant, limp, and were double-minded. Still, God proved Himself to be God in the face of the prophets of Baal. My point is this: you must learn how to walk out your spiritual authority.
Christian Women For Israel (16 Feb 20): Returning Goodness
Psalm 119:8 I will observe your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.
Casting Crowns: “Love Moved First” [https://youtu.be/qDdTt7AB0gI]
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Waiting…

16 Feb

… Brat (in “Liable” 11 Feb 20): Is there no safe-house in the Church for the whistleblower?
Matthew 5:37 Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 — While I wait for a response…

Liable 11 Feb 20

13 Feb

Working Dates: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 to Thursday, February 13, 2020
[13 pages]
Matthew 5:21 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’
Liable Definition: 1) responsible by law; legally answerable; 2) likely to do or to be something
Pastor Steve Dittmar (11 Feb 20): The law of first mention is a simple name for the moment when God introduces a promise (or act) that will continue throughout time. That first mention sets an order that will be continually repeated both in pattern and in multiplication. In Genesis, we see creation being brought forth all the way through to Adam and Eve, with the Lord blessing and saying to them “‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it’”¬ (Genesis 1:28, NKJV). What had come first, now could come second, and third, and so forth. Jesus in His resurrection is called “The firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29, NKJV). This means that, in His resurrection, we are now being conformed into His image.
Brat: And after four hundred years since Shakespeare, the word ‘subdue’ is still the Taming of the Shrewd.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: Well, today it seems that we’ve got our preacher character, but it seems that we have lost – hopefully temporarily – our powerful language of sin.
Anna Blake (in “Frogs to Balaam” 01 Feb 20): There aren’t so many of us now. Just three dogs. It’s Preacher Man’s yap-a-versary. He has the soul of a pirate, the athleticism of a flightless bird, and the voice of an operatic tenor having dental work without anesthesia. Barking is his superpower. Preacher appointed himself my Warrior-Guardian and as such, growl-yips at the Dude Rancher each time he comes within ten feet of me. If we are all in the same room Preacher does an impression of every siren he’s ever heard, nonstop without taking a breath. My life is that valuable to him. (His primary calming signals are tense agitation, looking away, licking his nose, the air, and yawning. Correcting any of these is cause for panic peeing, usually inside the house.)
Rev. Joshua Bowron: …Preacher characters are a solid comedic device. If you have an everyday line like, “Get off the phone,” you’ve got nothing, but if you say, “Get off the phone, sinner!” well then, you’re halfway to a joke. At the end of the comedian’s sermon on the importance of preacher characters, he weighed the Bible in one hand and another book in the other hand, finishing with this thought-provoking question: “What weighs more, the Bible or a collection of Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoons? Think about it.”
Brat: Hitting a pause button on the comedy for a moment, all this shows me is that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s office reads what I write and has the canned sermon team script an Arc response in their next sermon of the week. (Although the bishop himself may not know anything about this sport.)
The Church of England (13 Feb 20): Sports and fitness activities are to be championed as part of plans by the Church of England to reach more people with the message of the Christian faith and promote the wellbeing of communities, it is announced today.
Thomas Griffin (and the spirit fuel team): Speak it again, GOD IS WITH ME. Amen? Blessing you in the name of Jesus
Brat: Excuse me? I was talking to Preacher Man. Making it look like you are engaging directly with me by hiding behind your sermon is spiritually pimping. That is pretending, stonewalling, and gaslighting. I share my words directly. These dialogues are the only way I have a voice. I need conversation and connection for my very survival. That is a basic human need. Using people to make a profit off of another’s need is slavery. This has been going on for thirteen years. The Church was supposed to not tolerate Jezebel (Rev 2:20), but Thyatira’s been too busy making a one world order.
Deuteronomy 30:18 I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (11 Feb 20): Pope Pushes One World Religion on Israel’s Independence Day
Brat: That way Thyatira doesn’t have any other burden put on her (Rev 2:24)
Anne Hoffman (12 Feb 20): Jesus was not one to run away. How could he run from what was happening? All that colluding between the temple hierarchy and the Roman state. All that profiteering at the expense of the weak. It would have made anybody furious. He hit his breaking point wielding that whip, animals squealing, wood splintering, coins clattering.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): All acting on the presupposition that by having been with someone else, their union with their future spouse doesn’t mean much–or worse, doesn’t mean anything at all.
Brat: Jesus is our Spouse and our union is supposed to be exclusively with Him.
Deuteronomy 30:20 loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: One of the problems with sin is that we have made it rather large and cosmic. But sin is our daily companion, often consisting of the little wanderings from the way of God into our own ways. Yes, sin is cosmic and is a by-product of a created universe that allows for freedom of choice, but mostly sin is daily and, well, domestic.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Unless the woman is, in fact, just an object.
Matthew 5:22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you insult a brother or sister, you will be liable to the council; and if you say, ‘You fool,’ you will be liable to the hell of fire.
Brat: And the Church?
The Church of England (12 Feb 20): And further call on Her Majesty’s Government to develop with Council leaders, a national plan and basic standards for pauper funerals, which should include allowing a Christian funeral service to take place in Church or at a Crematorium; for family or others to attend; and the return of the departed (where permitted) to family members.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Rabbi Pinchas Winston, a prolific end-of-times author, noted that in many surprising respects, the Vatican is now practically indistinguishable from secularism.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The Emperor, the Elder and the Fig Tree
Brat: I relate to the Elder.
Kara Lewis (05 Oct 2018): As Iliza Shlesinger paces across the stage in her Elder Millennial Netflix stand-up special, sporting an all-black outfit, red lipstick and dramatic high ponytail, she seems to radiate confidence. Thirty seconds in, her voice drops into a shaky register and her shoulders hunch, she quips, “Gather around the Snapchat, children.”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (in “Ritz” 09 Feb 20): Sanhedrin Gets Authorization to Use their Trees for Third Temple
Rev. Joshua Bowron: If we have this community-creating aspect of Jesus’ sermon in mind, then we begin to notice a new color entering it. Jesus draws out the communal aspect of sin when he says that if any of them have anything against a brother or sister, they should keep their offering at the temple, leave, become reconciled with that brother or sister, and only then return to the temple. Jesus is trying to get us to know that our relationships with our neighbors – that’s everyone – is reflected in our relationship with God. What good is it that you say the prayers and receive your Eucharist if you are hateful to another person? There is a seamless continuity between our relationship with God and all our other relationships.
Brat: I HAVE TRIED! Three times I have gone back and tried to reconcile! Jesus came with me every time.
Revelation 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Like anything good, it takes effort and practice to get yourself into the mode. But once you’re in the habit of pondering these thoughts deeply, they return all on their own and grab the controls.
Kris Vallotton (in “Ritz” 09 Feb 20): It’s imperative that we understand that Paul was not only commissioned by God to be an apostle (apostle means “sent out one”), but he also came into submission to God’s apostolic leaders where they acknowledged the calling of God on Paul’s life by “sending him out” to the Gentiles to teach and preach the word of God.
Brat: For thirteen years the Church has consistently shown that she neither respects nor values God’s word nor my ministry which is founded upon God’s Word.
Pastor Steve Dittmar (11 Feb 20): In the New Covenant, Jesus sent His disciples forth (after His resurrection) by breathing the Holy Spirit on them and giving them authority both to remit and to retain sins. “He breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (John 20:22-23, NKJV). On the day of Pentecost, Peter proclaimed Jesus and directed all to repent, be baptized for the remission of sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call’” (Acts 2:38-39, NKJV).
Brat: The Church has proven over the course of thirteen years that she doesn’t care. She has made her choice.
Lana Vawser (11 Feb 20): My heart was gripped. I saw Jesus continue to invite them to turnaround and the more they ignored the hand of the Lord on their shoulder to turn around, I saw Jesus moving off the platform. He was no longer the focus or the centre.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (in “Ritz” 09 Feb 20): You can’t directly observe the raw perceptions and feelings that form your current character and personality, just like you can’t directly see your own eyeballs. Your thoughts act as a wondrous kind of a mirror—but a crude mirror, displaying only a very muddy reflection of what your brain and heart are up to. It may display ideas and emotions, but its fabric is the language(s) you’ve learned, things you’ve seen and sounds you’ve heard.
Brat: And now I suffer from PTSD from all this on-going spiritual warfare over all these years. I know that I’m not alone in that. I read once that Billy Graham suffered from it, too.
Psalm 35: 23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): They all address the person as a future possession of someone else. Aka, as an object. Aka, as a receptacle for someone else’s release. Aka, as fertile ground to be tilled.
Thomas Griffin: Don’t You Dare Give Up!
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Seeing the world as one is how it was in the days before the Tower of Babel,” Rabbi Winston said. “This was when men joined together to take over the world and kick God out.”
Susan Michael (11 Feb 20): How anti-Semitic alliances unite enemies
Rev. Joshua Bowron: So, we begin to see this part of Jesus’ sermon as the constitution of a community, and it’s a community that no longer trusts in its own righteousness. This is where the Church and Alcoholics Anonymous share something in common: members of both gather for the expressed purpose of recognizing that they do not have power over their own righteousness. Instead, we need God and we need each other.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “They can’t get rid of the Jews and what they represent anymore by simply attacking us, which was how it was done for 2,000 years,” Rabbi Winston said. “Are they trying to get rid of the Jews and the Torah by creating one world religion? Anyone who wants a one-world order has to get rid of the Jews because all of human history has proven that the core of Torah Judaism doesn’t change, even, when necessary, and the cost of death. We are still the same people in the same land with the same Torah.”
Matthew 5:23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, …
Ryan LeStrange (11 Feb 20): Fight for Your Family!
Sophia Valentina Buller (11 Feb 20): I AM DEALING WITH UNHEALTHY PATTERNS IN FAMILIES IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Deuteronomy 30:15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity.
Brat to theDove.us (11 Feb 20): Healing from Betrayal. I have been watching your broadcast on betrayal with Patrick Doyle (8 Sept 15). I concur that spiritual betrayal is the worst, as I have experienced exactly what you were talking about. My blog is an expression of how God is working with us collectively through this “divorce”. I pray someday someone in the Remnant will see the value and beauty in my blog: truthinus.wordpress.com.
[Received Silence]
Lana Vawser (11 Feb 20): The response to a word like this is to get before the Lord and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal ANYTHING or ANY AREAS of the heart where there has been pride, self-promotion and an unhealthy love of self. It’s time to really examine hearts in the light of His presence. (Psalm 139:23-24) If the Holy Spirit reveals something, we respond in repentance. It is His LOVE that is beckoning His people into the place of right alignment through His correction.
Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.
Brat: I’ve tried and my church family doesn’t want it or care, and my own family can’t hear or communicate.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: The question is: what is sin good for? What is sin good for? There certainly are some good reasons for being good. Having a decent society is a good reason. If everyone did whatever he or she wanted, things would be chaotic and destructive. On the other hand, for millennia those in power have attempted to use ethics and the notion of sin to control the bodies of the populace. But besides all this good citizenship, what is the point of having a concept of sin and not committing sin?
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “They used to say that secular values and liberalism were bad but when the people changed and liberalism became widespread, the Vatican reversed that position,” Rabbi Winston said. “How can a religion claim to be from God when a man can decide to change it?”
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Yes, these are well-intentioned phrases, but the older I get, the more I realize good intentions more often than not hide poisoned wells of perception and ideology (check out my recent post No, Good Intentions Are Not Good Enough).
Verse of the Day (11 Feb 20): Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
Brat (11 Feb 20): This Arc Speak rebuttal comes across as accusation to me, because I have kept a log for years to keep my own sanity! It takes a lot to get me riled. When I was a kid, people outside of my family would marvel at my patience and comment on it. I have not sought to dishonor others. They have taken my words that way. They have brought it upon their own heads. I have not sought to puff myself up. Self-seeking? Writing a journal is not the same as having the equivalent of a narcissistic embolism. Envious? Boastful? Proud? None of those qualities even surface when a person is respected and valued for who they are and their contribution that goes with them.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): You are not an object, and you shouldn’t treat yourself, or someone else, as one either.
Sophia Valentina Buller (11 Feb 20): I AM DEALING WITH THE INJUSTICE IN MY CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES REFUSAL TO REPENT IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: In the time of Moshiach, prophecy will be a natural thing, even for young boys and girls!
1 Corinthians 3:1 And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ.
(The Rev.) George Daisa (13 Feb 20): The Pharisees and Teachers of the Law – bless their souls – are often the vehicles for Jesus’ teaching on living in the Kingdom of Heaven. Did Jesus just like to pick on the “God Squad?” Were they just “too perfect” and unwitting to be the butt of examples of what NOT to do? Maybe. Then, we must ask ourselves, why does Jesus use the religious leaders as examples of what NOT to do? What can they teach us about how to live in the Kingdom? The answers are not found in their actions. They are found when we dig deeper into their motivations, their intentions and their actions. The answer is to be found in 1 Samuel 16:7 …
1 Samuel 16: 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): What do all of these phrases, recycled through SO many chastity talks, have in common?
Rev. Joshua Bowron: The divorce statements in this sermon might make some of you squirm; no one is here to make divorce fine and good, though of course, it may be necessary in some cases. But what Jesus is describing is a community that doesn’t require the remarriage of women. Remember that these words were spoken at a time when a woman was economically and socially required to be married. If she was not, then great sin must have accompanied her. Here, Jesus is constituting a community whereby, in the words of theologian Stanley Hauerwas: “[If] women who have been abandoned do not have to be remarried, then surely the church must be a community of friendship that is an alternative to the loneliness of the world.” In the first century, the conservative patriarchal Roman family would have looked at the immoral Christian community as a den of iniquity and unusual friendships.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Historically, the Vatican was no friend to the Jews but its new initiative aligns the Catholic Church with Islam in a one-world religion that may be the biggest threat ever to the Jewish People. A major event to advance the project will take place on the anniversary of the birth of the State of Israel which, according to one rabbi, is fitting since Judaism is the last bastion, entirely incompatible with a New World Order.
Deuteronomy 30:16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the LORD your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism,” the Pope said when he first proposed the summit.
1 Corinthians 3:2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready,
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: The Pope cited the aphorism “It takes a village to raise a child,” explaining its place in his global vision.
1 Corinthians 3:3 for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations?
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: The Pope described the need for the global alliance.
“‘Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity,’” he said.
The Church of England (13 Feb 20): “We believe that this work presents the Church of England with an opportunity through its dioceses to reach many millions of people who would not otherwise be in church on a Sunday.”
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: Notable words from the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe – “It is obvious that the contents of this general letter apply to each man and woman involved, may they live and be well, just as if it had been written to each one individually.” And you are involved!!
Rev. Joshua Bowron: Jesus’ teaching on the taking of oaths is probably the best indicator of his community-creation ethic that is centered on him. Here, he tells us not to swear by anything and instead let our “Yes be yes and our no be no.” Oaths are interesting because, when you think about, they basically say, “We usually lie a little bit – or a lot – but in this case, I really mean it.” Taking an oath means that lying and deception are the usual workings of things, but now, now I’m really telling the truth. Haven’t you been in a situation where someone says something outlandish and you respond, “Really? Swear to it.”
Verse of the Day (12 Feb 20): Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NIV)
Brat: I hope the rabbis can do this, because I sure have not experienced this with the Church.
Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz: The difference between the expectations for spiritual leadership and expectations regarding secular leadership.
Brat (11 Feb 20): The Great They throw out their verses to the masses not even thinking from the perspective of a prisoner behind a car engine grill on an isolated island of solitary confinement by a wall of dysfunctional SILENCE for thirteen years, where the noise is so great and constant I can barely hear Jesus’ voice in my ear anymore as I sit in the park and pray. The Great They have it comfortable in their own offices so they can preach on the roster and qualities of love.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Without needing to tear out their sins given to them at the recent chastity talk.
Sophia Valentina Buller (11 Feb 20): 🔥🔥🔥I AM DEALING WITH THE GRIPPING SILENCE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Matthew 5:25 Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are on the way to court with him, or your accuser may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.
Brat (11 Feb 20): Where is my accuser? In ghosts haunting my dreams? In shadows stirred up in the Santa Anna Winds? There is a very fine line in my experience between “accuser” and “abuser.”
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Taking the Fifth
Deuteronomy 30:17 But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them…
Lana Vawser (11 Feb 20): The Lord is and will deal with idolatry in the Church in very deep ways in this new era, it’s the time for a very, very deep cleaning of house. We are in the time of judgement beginning in the house of God. (1 Peter 4:17) It’s time for us as God’s people to make sure our houses are in order and make ourselves ready.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: When, because of ego, judgment is taken beyond its useful limit, it becomes intolerance or anger, which produces evil results.
The Church of England (12 Feb 20): Sam Margrave, a General Synod member from the Diocese of Coventry, introducing a motion to the General Synod, said bereaved families unable to afford funeral costs experienced a ‘postcode lottery’ of different practices.
Anne Hoffman: How’s that rage of yours? Have you got it pushed into some jack-in-the-box, waiting to be cranked into exploding? Some days it feels like that, doesn’t it? Some days, I could smash half the world and walk away happy. But anger has a habit of turning on itself, especially if you try to push it down or run away from it.
Brat (11 Feb 20): How does one come to terms with their accuser, when the Great They remains in the Cloud, aloof and untouchable, splitting religious hairs to justify their own wrongdoing and not-doing? By their own decrees and inaction they have handed me over to the judge, the guard, and into this prison by choosing to enforce this Silence and making a pact with this unholy god. And then slap on a verdict of “victim” to reinforce their stance and nail in the lid of the coffin to keep the isolation intact as if this was all MY self-esteem issue! Yah, right; like rape is a self-esteem issue? They don’t see their own power trip? I choose Life and push up on those coffin nails! They may push down in the suffocating Silence, but I push up to let fresh air in!
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): The modesty movement and the chastity movement here go hand in hand: your body is a walking reservoir of sin; cover it to prevent others from sinning just by looking at you. To prevent sin (because we all know that the victim in sexual objectification, harassment, and assault is always the one to blame), we must treat women’s bodies like objects, inherently created to drive otherwise decent, moral men into depths of depravity.
Matthew 5:30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: My friends, listen to me: there is no harder thing than seeking forgiveness when you are convinced that you are good. What do you have to be forgiven for? Well, look at Jesus’ sermon. How are you doing by that measure? These so-called rules are not here to make you feel bad. They are here to draw you closer to God and to your brothers and sisters here in this congregation. Once you realize that you are not as good as you thought, then you begin to rejoice in the goodness of God.
Lana Vawser (11 Feb 20): “There are too many attempting to take My Glory for themselves and this is the season where I will shake and I will expose to bring forth a purification. For those that will carry My Glory and the move of My Spirit that will be released in this new era will be those with clean hands and a pure heart and give not their hearts to another. My heart is grieved as the worship of “self” has gone to another level in My Church and I am coming swiftly to deal with it. I am coming to bring many to account for the stewardship of their hearts and their platforms in this new era. Watch and see in this new era how the increase and acceleration will expose hearts and motives in this new era. It will be shocking. It is out of My love and My kindness that I am exposing and I am bringing the dross to the surface for I am the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and My Glory and My anointing is not to be messed with. My Glory is not to be touched and taken by another. I will not share My Glory and too many of My people are in love with themselves and the approval of men rather than My approval and favour. It will come down in this new era.”
Brat: Well, we already know what happened to Haman and his platform. (Esther 7:10)
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live
Rafael Moshe Luria: Through enthusiastic song and joy in holiness a person can not only escape all types of difficulties, but can also cause an increase in financial income!”
The Church of England (11 Feb 20): “But we need to be fit for purpose in the twenty-first century with robust governance structures, healthy finances and excellence at every level.
Anne Hoffman (12 Feb 20): Making a whip of cords, Jesus drove all of them out of the temple. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. – John 2:15 (NRSV)
Matthew 5:26 Truly I tell you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.
The Church of England (12 Feb 20): The General Synod today called on the Government to end the ‘cruel’ experience of so-called ‘pauper’ funerals in a debate where members heard of the plight of those unable to afford funeral costs.
Anne Hoffman (12 Feb 20): Prayer
God, you see it, don’t you? You see that unbounded greed loose in the world. You see the bullies running amok. Help us get angry to a purpose. Direct our rage like a laser and let us cause enough commotion to call attention, to stir resolve, and to catalyze your people.
Pastor Steve Dittmar (11 Feb 20): The Holy Spirit is the gift of forgiveness. He comes because of Jesus’ resurrection pouring out love into our hearts through forgiveness. He does not empower us to live in the law, but rather in Christ’s forgiveness. Our sins are forgiven, and we can forgive sins too. The free gift is forgiveness, because Jesus is empowered by the Holy Spirit. But what happens if we separate forgiveness and the Holy Spirit? Then the law returns with works, debts and its curse. No longer forgiven, we seek to live right and demand that others do the same. Holy Spirit cannot be bought or sold. He is the free gift of Jesus, promised by the Father, and sent because we are forgiven. When we forgive sins, we empower Holy Spirit to unlock hearts and save souls. The first heart He unlocks is always mine.
Brat: Forgiveness is only the first step in the healing process.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: One of the first things we Jews did together as a people was sing
Brat: There was never any accountability or restitution. Restitution is a result, product, or evidence of genuine repentance.
Lana Vawser (11 Feb 20): “Many platforms and ministries that have been built will crumble in this new era because of the impurity of the heart, because of sin hidden in the darkness and because of a rebellion against My voice and My conviction. My Glory will lift off many of these platforms and places because of compromise, impurity and the touching of My Glory.”
Matthew 5:27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
Brat: And this is still spiritual pimping!
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Rabbi Winston noted that the counterintuitive mix of secular intellectualism and religion appeared later in Genesis.
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Brat: And by not bringing closure and accountability the Church keeps pimping God’s Word (and me).
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:08 am Journal: The Santa Anna Winds blew an empty soda can to my feet. On the can it said, “REDD’S WICKED APPLE.” I stomped on the can with my heel and prayed, “God! Crush the serpent of this wickedness!”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Rabbi Winston noted that the theme of one-world order as presented by the Pope was presented several times in the Bible.
Matthew 5:29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
Brat: (…speaking of AA membership…)
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: They have said: ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.’ For they have consulted together with one consent; against Thee do they make a covenant; The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites.” Psalms 83:5-7 (The Israel Bible™)
Rev. Joshua Bowron: If we separate Jesus’ sermon from Jesus himself, we are indeed in big trouble. You see, these prescriptions for behavior are to be closely tied to our understanding of Jesus as the Son of God. Specifically, Jesus is not merely giving a new way of living that is impossible; rather, he is creating the new community of those who live as if Jesus is Lord. In a word: the Church. So, we begin to see that these ways of living that Jesus describes are more about the community than individual persons. I’d wager that everyone here, upon hearing these laws laid out, felt hopeless, guilty, and perhaps a little resentful, asking, “Who can live that way?” Indeed, no one can live these standards on their own. That’s actually the whole point (cf. Stanley Hauerwas’ Matthew, 2006, p. 61). These prescriptions for living are meant to take away our confidence in our own individual goodness and instead rely on God and each other more and more.
Brat: And God is holding the community accountable!
Moshe Miller: This wisdom affected their emotions as well.
Matthew 5:31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Dear Chastity Speakers, Please Stop Speaking
Matthew 5:32 But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Chastity talks like to speak to the sexual issues of our age by acting as though treating female reproductive organs as thrones for one man’s possession (as though our persons were created just for our bodies) will eradicate the evils that have been brought up on men and women in the senseless use and disposal of the other in played (and abused) sexual games. But although their argument looks prettier, it’s still treating virginity, sexuality, and the marriage bed as nothing more than an object, as the secularists do, only with one great difference: the hedonists are at least pursuing objectification for the sake of pleasure, and hopefully one that both sexual partners feel; whereas the chastity movement upholds objectification for the sake of a cold “divine” calling that sacrifices the woman’s pleasure to appease unflinching ideology.
Matthew 5:33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’
Jenn Riley (04 July 2018): Without needing to provide a list of flaws to be approved of before saying their vows.
Brat: Sophia, Cheryl, Cynthia, Jo and I should be loved and respected for who we are.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: I’ll note that it is nearly impossible to receive forgiveness from someone who knows that they are good and that you are bad. But if Jesus’ sermon has taught us anything, it’s that all of us, all of us, have fallen short of what God wants and it is our common knowledge of that fact that binds us together. If we say that we are without sin, we deceive ourselves.
Brat: Satan’s so-called “deep secrets”? (Rev 2:24)
Matthew 5:34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God,
Sophia (11 Feb 20): You cannot treat people like garbage and worship God at the same time.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: No, Jesus is saying that in the Christian community, what you can expect from Christians is speech that is disciplined to the truth (cf. Hauerwas). Just as Jesus’ teaching about the gift at the altar of God and our relationships with our neighbors are bound together, so too is our speech. We should always be mindful that our speech is ever before God. Taking an oath should not be necessary because everything that we say happens in the presence of God.
Brat: That’s also a cop-out for the Church not taking responsibility. Neglect also happens in the presence of God and He sees it.
John Veal: Please understand that losing a battle here and there does not mean you’ve lost the war. Jesus won every war, just for you.
Matthew 5:35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Sophia Valentina Buller (12 Feb 20): One of the hardest things with my anointing is Seeing the GOOD Jesus Wants to Bless people with and they reject God’s Way and Will. I feel His Sadness today, there is a lot Jesus Wants to do but some people have stubborn hearts. God Wants to do so much GOOD. Jesus IS GOOD
Rev. Joshua Bowron: What we have then in this sermon is Jesus making an ethical community that needs God and each other, a community that no longer lives by the virtue of its own righteousness and instead knows its sin all too well. Yes, we are sinners. Now what? If we didn’t sin, we wouldn’t need God, and we definitely need God.
Matthew 5:36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.
Rev. Joshua Bowron: So, to be a sinner is actually a moral and ethical feat. It is those convinced of their own righteousness who do not feel the need for forgiveness that should scare us. We are all sinners, and that is good. Now that is a final line of a sermon: We are all sinners, and that is good. Amen.
Revelation 1: 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.
Brat (in “Litigation” 4 Feb 20): Thomas Merton had an anchorhold. Julian of Norwich had an anchorhold. Neither one of these were perfect. Stop splitting hairs in your position of power and do what is right.
The Church of England (11 Feb 20): There will be new visitor centres, redevelopment projects, and special art and light shows. The National History Museum’s T Rex: The Killer Question comes to Peterborough Cathedral, Durham launches the Northern Saints Trails while Norwich Cathedral welcomes Dippy the Dinosaur.
Brat: Is there no safe-house in the Church for the whistleblower?
Matthew 5:37 Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.
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Ritz 9 Feb 20

10 Feb

Working Dates: Saturday, February 8, 2020 to Monday, February 10, 2020
[11 pages]
[… Continued from “Proclaiming” 8 Feb 20 …]
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): There is a deep place of encounter awaiting God’s people right now where there is a FRESH COMMISSIONING taking place in the UPPER ROOM for the new frontiers that are before the people of God. There is an invitation to leave behind the noise and distractions and come into the upper room for the fire of God is falling and the Spirit of God is about to fall in such POWER it will cause everything that can be shaken, to be shaken.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Stop and listen to the thoughts running through your mind. Yes, we all have them. Everyone describes them differently, and some are more aware of them than others, but they’re there, buzzing non-stop.
Jane Hamon: “Jennifer LeClaire’s Seer Activations is pure fire! As you read, it will excite your spirit man to be released into a whole new level of seeing in the supernatural dimension. The activations are simple, yet profound, and when practiced will open your spiritual senses to see, hear, sense and feel in an explosive new way. Thank you Jennifer for this valuable tool to equip a Seer Company for this critical hour.”
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: If you don’t hear your thoughts, try this simple, well-known hack: Stop everything you’re doing and listen to your breathing. Within a short while, as your breathing becomes more rhythmical, your thoughts will seem to become louder. Now you can start observing them.
Patricia King: I meet so many Believers who tell me they can’t see in the spirit.
Here’s what I know: The enemy doesn’t want you to see in the spirit because when you do, everything changes!
1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God.
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): EVERYTHING that is needed will flow IN and FROM the upper room. In this season of unprecedented acceleration, pioneering and extending and building the Kingdom of God with Him, it requires MUCH prayer and fasting and WAITING/LINGERING with the Lord.
Psalm 35: 14 I went about mourning
as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
as though weeping for my mother.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Ugly, toxic thoughts are symptoms of an emotional whirlpool—and we all have those whirlpools. Those emotions are you, but you can’t pull yourself up by tugging at your own heartstrings. You don’t want to step near there without a mentor or a good, wise friend who can pull you out.
Andrew Towe: God brought me to the Book of Esther. It begins with the story of Queen Vashti refusing to display her beauty for the King of Persia. Her actions caused her to be stripped from her title, which led the King to search for a new Queen.
Israel365 (5 Feb 20): How To Attain Honor
A man’s pride will humiliate him,
But a humble man will obtain honor
Proverbs 29:23 (The Israel Bible™)
Pastor Steve Dittmar (4 Feb 20): A multigenerational story of sin and dishonorable acts had now come to rest. Revenge is never enough. A mother’s love revealed a king’s heart to heal a wound that everyone would have liked to have forgotten. From honor to forgiveness, to healing, to the giants finally being slain. After this David wrote his famous song of deliverance from all his enemies and from the hand of Saul (2 Samuel 22, Psalm 18).
Thomas Griffin: So, I wrote this song to minister to the Lord. It’s my heart’s attempt to glorify Him for being so beautifully long suffering, and never holding it against us when we loose sight of His reality. Neither when we were sinners and even more now that we have become Sons and Daughters.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Switching thoughts in midstream is not always easy. It’s certainly easier to switch actions or choose which words to say—and which not. And by practicing self-control in those easier situations, you’ll find yourself in a far better position when wrestling with your thoughts.
Lana Vawser (10 Feb 20): I had a vision recently and I saw intense winds blowing against God’s people. Many were in this cycle of being “knocked down” and then to get up again, only to be knocked down harder again. This cycle has been going on, over and over and over. There is a deep cry that has been rising to the ears of the Father from many in the body of Christ “God, WHEN is this ever going to break? Lord, what do I need to do?”
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: You can’t choose how you feel, but you can choose what you think, and what you think has the power to change how you feel.
Patricia King: It’s time for you to go beyond hearing what God is saying to seeing what God is doing!
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): The truth is that what seems to be a merely technical argument is a profound meditation on the nature of true leadership, and on the ability of a leader to inspire a sense of unity and purpose within a fragmented people.
Pastor Steve Dittmar (4 Feb 20): It started before the 11:00 am service in two different prayer meetings. First it happened with the men; then it happened again in the pre-service prayer meeting. Prayer released a covering of love and honor, tearing down what had been sent to separate and destroy us from one another.
Psalm 35: 20 They do not speak peaceably,
but devise false accusations
against those who live quietly in the land.
Andrew Towe: Don’t miss the prophetic symbolism in this text. The Lord revealed to me that the king’s bride having been summoned to display her beauty before him and his guests was like the bride of Christ (the Church) who has been summoned to display His glory before Him and all the earth. Queen Vashti was rejected because she refused to answer the call of the King. We are on the edge of a move of God unlike any that we have ever seen. God is calling His Church to move into the glory realm. God is sounding the alarm to awaken His bride. Will you answer the call? The time is now! Will you display your beauty which He has bestowed upon you so others may see?
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): It is the season to RUN but it is the season to RUN with the Lord FROM the upper room. The saints are going to be empowered by the Spirit of God like never before.
1 Corinthians 2:13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.
Patricia King: “Jennifer LeClaire is a seasoned equipper in the area of the prophetic with unselfish passion to see Believers activated to flow in prophetic gifts and revelation. Her book, Seer Activations is a powerful tool to give you practical exercises that are sure to position you to receive prophetic revelation, interpretation and activation.”
Psalm 35: 27 May those who delight in my vindication
shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The LORD be exalted,
who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Even better, memorize. For thousands of years, Jews have memorized the Psalms, key passages of the Torah, the Mishnah and other key works, and repeated them over and over every day and even while at work. Memorizing means to engrave the words in your heart. They become a component of your psyche. When you’ve achieved that, you’ll find those words spontaneously and almost effortlessly running in the background.
John Veal: The beginning of the year is usually filled with great anticipation, expectation and appreciation. However, this year has been a bit different for me. Many great doors opened, but the spiritual warfare found behind them was not ordinary.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Jezebel intimidated Elijah with a report that said, “Tell Elijah I am going to kill him!” (1 Kings 19:1-2). The history-making prophet who just served as the catalyst in the Mt. Carmel “fire from Heaven” confrontation was now afraid and running for his life. The devil is trying to get prophets to run away from demonic intimidation and hide in nice, cozy charismatic caves.
Charisma (06 Feb 20): The Plumb Line: False Deliverance Ministers (and Witches) Are Rising
Psalm 35: 8 may ruin overtake them by surprise—
may the net they hid entangle them,
may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Or it may be that you’ve just become more sensitive to your thoughts, and now you’re noticing the junk that’s been lying around up there all along.
Nate Johnston: “Soon you will see the fruit of this season of waiting, warring, worship as it manifests explosively in your family, marriage, relationships, finances, health, and destiny in the days to come. You are going from the war-room to the store-room where you will open the door to a realm of access in MY kingdom you didn’t even know you had. You will see that I didn’t waste a moment of this past season and only caused it to store up blessing for you in ways you never imagined possible.”
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The report, which was compiled by the research organizations and circulated by the media network, goes on the offense against the new antisemites emerging in America. It uncovers their identities, affiliations with Palestinian terrorist groups, current strategies and methods, ultimate goals and funding sources so that the public and decision-makers can take direct action against them before it’s too late.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: The same with your thoughts. You can choose what to think, but when you let go, your thoughts don’t stop. They never do. You may be thinking about nothing, but you’re never not thinking.
Ryan LeStrange (07 Feb 20): Kathryn, It’s Time to EXPOSE WITCHCRAFT IN THE PROPHETIC!
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Not all thoughts come from thinking.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): Chabad has sometimes been accused of being a cult. I always find this humorous, because I know of no other Jewish figure who urged his students to be more independent, ambitious, individualistic, creative, revolutionary, and innovative than the Rebbe. He loathed when people squandered their talents and gifts, and truly believed in the infinite power of each individual to compose his or her unique song that will set the world on fire. I still recall a public address of the Rebbe, in the summer of 1988, [2] when he expressed frustration that some of his followers feel they are inept to become the authors of their own biography, and are always waiting for orders.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Now that’s important to know. Because the autopilot function in your brain is not the pilot of choice in anyone’s cockpit. And it’s easily hijacked by your worst enemies.
Psalm 35: 21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
With our own eyes we have seen it.”
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Experience God Conference
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Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): It’s good to have Christian marketplace events and groups; this is where we rally together, build relationship, and get discipled. The gatherings, meetings and rallies are a necessary starting point, but God is not evaluating our Kingdom success based on attendance numbers at a Christian event; He’s evaluating our impact based on how we are contributing to and influencing the greater cultural conversations.
Bill Myers (in “Litigation” 04 Feb 20): It’s been a while since writing. I apologize. Between the books and the movie, “Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog, Splat,” (scheduled for release late Summer) things have been crazy. I promise to do better . . . especially with more movies and books (for kids and adults) soon coming out. Until then, here are a couple photos from our production!
Brat: Oh, I see, it’s a canned email that stars put out to fans. Cynthia goes through this all the time in her arena. So I’m seen as a “fan”? Not a contributor?
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Where are the prophetic leaders who become respected, or at least listened to, who speak on the center stage of economic discussion or political debate, or the formation of laws, or in developing mainline television programs or films? I know there are some, but not enough.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): (Note the critical words: “Moses his servant.” Throughout history many a dictator inspired radical submission and loyalty, through fear, charisma or genius, but the objective was the worship of an individual. In contrast, Moses, “the humblest man on earth” was anything but that. He was completely dedicated to G-d; he could unite and embody the zeitgeist of the nation because of his ego-lessness, seeing himself as nothing but a conduit for an infinite G-d).
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: So keep a vigilant watch over what’s happening up there. The more mindful you are of your thoughts, the better you’re going to feel about yourself and about life.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): No, argues Rabbi Nechmyah. If Moses truly captured and embodied the quintessence of Israel, rather than his own ego, they would be able to find his song within themselves and would not need to hear their song from his lips before they could sing it themselves. The real leader, argues Reb Nechemyah, creates not followers but leaders. He shows people how to discover the leader within themselves—how to find within their own heart the infinite light and the song of Moses.
Christian Women For Israel (7 Feb 20): Did you know tonight’s moon, the February Full Moon is commonly referred to as the “Hunger Moon”? This was due to scarce food sources and hard hunting conditions during mid-winter.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): Do we not already know creation’s verdict?
Anna Blake (9 Feb 20): Photo & Poem: Hunger Moon
Fresh snow fell yesterday and more
will come tomorrow, but in the still
between-time, a full moon sits high
in the sky, casting steely shapes on
the ground, dimly lit to a haunted
gray pallor. Unnatural colors that did
scare me as a girl, when my shadow
chased me for sport. Turn away from
the false lights of the house, give in
to the restlessness and walk the blue
pasture, boots crushing thin ice to
the powder below. Drawn to the
light that darkness holds, midnight
sky over glittering earth, to greet
those that still live in the shade of
the moon. Dear ghosts, come find me.
Lillian Daniel (9 Feb 20): Prayer
Nothing is out of bounds for you, Holy Spirit. You are always at work when we read your word. Amen.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: It may be that some anxiety-provoking issue is swirling around in your life and you just need to talk it through with someone who knows you well and cares about you.
Kris Vallotton (07 Feb 20): It’s imperative that we understand that Paul was not only commissioned by God to be an apostle (apostle means “sent out one”), but he also came into submission to God’s apostolic leaders where they acknowledged the calling of God on Paul’s life by “sending him out” to the Gentiles to teach and preach the word of God.
Brat: For thirteen years the Church has consistently shown that she neither respects nor values my ministry.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: You can’t directly observe the raw perceptions and feelings that form your current character and personality, just like you can’t directly see your own eyeballs. Your thoughts act as a wondrous kind of a mirror—but a crude mirror, displaying only a very muddy reflection of what your brain and heart are up to. It may display ideas and emotions, but its fabric is the language(s) you’ve learned, things you’ve seen and sounds you’ve heard.
Psalm 35: 23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): How do we answer for our persistent injustice?
Lana Vawser (10 Feb 20): The Lord showed me that the enemy has come so hard against many of you to try and kill and abort the ministry that the Lord has assigned you to, it has been so difficult for so many lately, but I heard the Lord say “The ministry is not dead, what the enemy has attempted to use to kill your ministry and take you out, I am turning by My mighty hand and you and the ministry I have assigned you to are now being increased. There is a new birthing taking place in the ministry I have given you where you shall see mighty demonstrations of My power like you have never seen. EVERYTHING is going to change, things will not look the same, the way My power shall manifest and My Glory revealed will leave all in awe and wonder.”
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The media network spreads awareness of information and calls for action by covering the findings of analysts and the activities of boots on the ground. By connecting these networks, we create synergies, eliminate redundancies, and drive maximum impact with limited resources.
JewishPress.com (10 Feb 20): Queens Networking Event of the Year 2020
Psalm 35: 24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, LORD my God;
do not let them gloat over me.
Elijah List (07 Feb 20): What Patricia King Says About These Seer Activations
House of Destiny (07 Feb 20): J.T. McCraw – Inspecting Foundations
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The report is backed by a wide coalition of 60 organizations that are acting together to turn its findings into action. Together, the collaborating networks are influencing three key groups: the public, opinion leaders, and policy-makers. And in doing so, they are going on offense and revolutionizing the approach in the fight against antisemitism.
RE: St Patrick’s Newsletter (06 Feb 20): Fr George sent an announcement for the fundraiser for the Conejo Compassion Coalition “Putting on the Ritz”, 5:30-8:30 pm on Thursday, February 6, 2020; $75 per ticket. CCC’s Roaring Twenties Soiree
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Think of thoughts as a kind of clothing. Just like you can change your clothing whenever you wish, so you can switch uncomfortable, unbefitting thoughts for thoughts that bring out your inner resilience and beauty.
Lana Vawser (10 Feb 20): Friend, the Lion of Judah is ROARING over you. The Lion of Judah is ROARING over you right now and the SOUND from His roar is resounding “ESTABLISHED!!!!”
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: So if you make it a habit to keep a small set of wholesome things that you’re talking about, reading about, and thinking about, you’ll always have something good to switch your mind to when toxic thoughts invade.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Truth be told, I believe the quantity of prophets intended to have “office” in the local church is very limited; many of the prophets being raised up today are meant to take their place as influencers and innovators in the “center stage” of cultural conversations. They are called to be prophetic strategists, innovators and problem-solvers within Apple, Google or Microsoft, etc.
PEN America (6 Feb 20): DARE: FBI Director says Russia is engaged in ongoing “information warfare”
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): The tabloids of heaven broadcast the controversy of a holy covenant broken by the people. Broken by us. Corrupted by us.
Psalm 35: 25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): The fresh encounters with Jesus, the fresh impartation of faith and empowerment of the Holy Spirit is happening in the upper room as His people wait upon Him. The Lord showed me many will be dazzled by the season of opportunity and pursuing ‘fame for their name’ and putting their hands to ‘much’ for the Lord, but the breath of God is not upon their works.
Verse of the Day (10 Feb 20): If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV
For King & Country: “Proof of Your Love” [https://youtu.be/b-2dKOfbC9c]
If I sing but don’t have love
I waste my breath with every song
I bring an empty voice, a hollow noise
If I speak with a silver tongue
Convince a crowd but don’t have love
I leave a bitter taste with every word I say
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The model I have been implementing to fight antisemitism in the United States brings together a network of philanthropists with three networks of nonprofit organizations: research and analysis groups, boots-on-the-ground organizations, and media outlets including social media. The model ensures that each group has enough autonomy to function without being bogged down by lack of funds, in-depth research, and collaboration with other complementing organizations.
Larry Sparks: Also, please understand, there will always be prophets in the Church or “Religion Mountain.” Your office will be in the context of a local church or parachurch ministry, and that is your calling. But I do believe this message applies to you. The office of the prophet in the five-fold ministry is not just to hear God for someone, but it’s to equip and train all Believers how to become increasingly more prophetic in their everyday walk with God, and in whatever their Kingdom assignment is.
Psalm 35: 18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: We have inherited a wealth of magnificent wardrobes for the soul. Everyone can find beautiful thoughts hanging in those wardrobes to dress up in, to provide strength in times of challenge, comfort in times of distress, and joy and peace at every point in life.
Israel365 (4 Feb 20): Awaiting the Messiah:
“You will bring them and plant them in Your own mountain, The place You made to dwell in, Hashem, The sanctuary, Hashem, which Your hands established” ~ Exodus 15:17 (The Israel Bible™)
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (10 Feb 20): Sanhedrin Gets Authorization to Use their Trees for Third Temple
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Like anything good, it takes effort and practice to get yourself into the mode. But once you’re in the habit of pondering these thoughts deeply, they return all on their own and grab the controls.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): Rabbi Eliezer, however, argues that the phenomenon of two million hearts and minds inspired to yield to a single vision and a single leader will not endure. It is electrifying and transformative, but it is short lived, and not very meaningful in the long run. Have you ever been at a concert or a speech in which thousands congealed into one entity, embodied by a singular figure inspiring magnetic electricity? It is deeply powerful, but short lived. Sooner or later their intrinsic differences and counter-aims will assert themselves, and the unity will fade. Moments of radical transcendence, when the individual “I” melts into the collective “I,” are powerful, but not enduring. When the “I” resurfaces, the unity remains but a memory.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Rabbi Yitzchak, you are going abroad?” Rabbi Kanievsky asked him. “You don’t know that the Messiah is ‘standing against the wall’ [is about to arrive]?’”
For King & Country: If I give
To a needy soul but don’t have love then who is poor?
It seems all the poverty is found in me
Mattew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Christian Women For Israel (7 Feb 20): “and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10
Kris Vallotton (08 Feb 20 at 4:30 pm): Lastly, to the zealous ones–those of you who may be off on your own, or know the Holy Spirit has called you but you haven’t been sent out yet: God has a people group for you! When you find your people, you’ll find your destiny! I believe the Holy Spirit is already working on your behalf right now to bring into your life the healthy connections that you need to accomplish your heavenly assignment. He is reconciling, restoring, and reviving communities so that God’s people can walk in the fullness of their co-mission with God!
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: But Jews have always also pondered the meanings of everything they set to memory, extracting new lessons from the weekly parashah, wrestling with the debates of the Talmud, contemplating the secrets of the Kabbalah, and, most importantly, applying the wisdom of Torah to their daily life.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Rabbi Kanievsky told him to remain in Israel and that is precisely what he did. He stayed.”
House of Destiny (07 Feb 20): On Saturday, J.T. McCraw will be speaking to us about how almost every issue we have goes back to our foundations. You don’t get what you expect – you get what you inspect. Too many of us as believers live our lives “thinking” everything is good, but only the believer who inspects his foundation will walk in God’s strength.
1 Corinthians 2:14 Those who are unspiritual do not receive the gifts of God’s Spirit, for they are foolishness to them, and they are unable to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.
Larry Sparks: In short, let’s continue to do what we are doing; however, it does not end alone with conferences, training and equipping, but rather, the fruit will be “societal reformation” as prophets take their place.
Psalm 35: 9 Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD
and delight in his salvation.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Then, the door opened and someone stepped into the board room. I knew a few things instinctively about this person. One, this person had a place at the table, but they were certainly not as qualified as the other people struggling to find solutions. Two, right before stepping into the board room, I knew this person was in another room: the throne room. Third, when this person stepped from the throne room into the board room, the atmosphere immediately shifted. The papers that were hovering in the air immediately dropped upon the table. Stability was released. And when this person spoke, it was evident they had accessed wisdom from Another Source, another age, another dimension. What they received in the throne room and then decreed into the board room released a prophetic solution to a problem no one could naturally solve, and the fear of the Lord fell.
1 Corinthians 2:15 Those who are spiritual discern all things, and they are themselves subject to no one else’s scrutiny.
Patricia King: God is opening the eyes of Believers all over the world—
and He’s upgrading prophetic vision of those who already see.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Did they mention Jesus or preach a salvation message? Not necessarily. There is a time to be uncompromisingly overt and there is a time to be prophetically covert. When you release wisdom you receive from God, it carries the weight of His presence and will accomplish His supernatural purposes. This is an example of why it’s vital for us to show up and speak up.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): Prayer
God, have mercy: we are guilty of the charges against us. Christ, have mercy: we are guilty of excusing injustice. God, have mercy: we are accountable to the mountains, to one another, and to you.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: Actions and speech are much easier to control than thoughts. Gain some control over what you do and how you speak, and controlling your thoughts will become oh so much easier.
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:50 am Me to Larry Sparks: Subject: Where?
Looking at this with a calm head, and a broken heart from chasing windmills:
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): There is a conversation happening on the center stage of real life culture that demands prophetic engagement. There are major issues at stake and hanging in the balance, and we are not even involved in that conversation, but rather having conversations about that conversation in safe places. Bottom line: we are often comfortable maintaining success in a subculture while God is calling an Elijah company to the center stage of cultural conversation.
Dear Mr Sparks,
Thank you for your recent piece shared on the Elijah List. You talked about the Elijah Company coming out of our caves. I keep reaching out and get only SILENCE. I have yet to find a tribe that cares. The journey is revealed in my blog. It’s not just a sob story, but also God’s story. His Word is fulfilled! God cares. Where are His people?
~ Kathryn Hauser
Blog: truthinus.wordpress.com
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman: In Winning the War Against Contemplation, I gave some advice on how to develop and sustain a thought. But the real hack is to just allow magnificent, deep and beautiful thoughts to hijack your mind. That’s what the Tanya and Chabad thought are out to provide—thoughts that sweep you off your feet, if you’ll only give them the chance.
1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
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Proclaiming 8 Feb 20

9 Feb

Working Dates: Saturday, February 8, 2020 to Sunday, February 9, 2020
[10 pages]
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): Trial and Error
1 Corinthians 2:1 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): I do believe there is prophetic validity to the evaluation that 5780 is the “Decade of Decree.” I resonate with that descriptive, but I sense a weightier vision of what it means to “decree.” Our decrees must be coupled with bold decisions to act. Was slavery abolished because someone declared and decreed? Did wars cease, movements start, and tyrannical regimes end because someone makes a spiritual proclamation?
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Four factions developed in front of the Sea of Reeds, each with another plan of action, all erroneous. The common denominator of them all was that their plan of action originated in their own human psyche.
Brat (in “Frogs to Balaam” 01 Feb 20): So, just to be clear, you can have sanctuary while you wrestle with your psyche and soul and I can’t, even though Jesus promised His bride that His Father’s house has many mansions, so I would have a place to work in peace and quiet in an anchorhold with a tribe that loves me for who I am, while I steward the story for the greater whole? And this Pharaoh spirit is to help the cause of redemption? Just clarifying…
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): History is made by those who marry prophetic decrees with courageous action. They speak up, yes, but they also show up to the front lines. Remember, Elijah spoke up because he showed up.
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The groups within the boots-on-the-ground network are on the frontlines; they put the unique information and the strategies developed by researchers into action. The network includes a diverse group of organizations from campus to Capitol Hill, including legal groups and advocacy organizations. They are supported by the resources of the philanthropic network, the data of research organizations, and the awareness generated by the media network, which allows them to focus on maximizing the impact of their unique capabilities.
Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek: We seek to know the essence of our Being – what it means to be truly human. Jesus offers what we mistakenly believe to be metaphors: we are salt and light – and as such, we are capable of fulfilling all that God requires of us as laid out in commandments and reminders from prophets. Prophets, who were and are poets.
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): There is a conversation happening on the center stage of real life culture that demands prophetic engagement. There are major issues at stake and hanging in the balance, and we are not even involved in that conversation, but rather having conversations about that conversation in safe places. Bottom line: we are often comfortable maintaining success in a subculture while God is calling an Elijah company to the center stage of cultural conversation.
Brat: This blog that God has me write is my attempt at bringing the spiritual, cultural, and prophetic conversation to center stage. I share it regularly and get no response.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): How has God’s love wearied us, that we neglect mercy?
Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek: Where are we? Who are we? Why are we here? What are we meant to be doing? How are we to go about this thing we call life? These are the elemental questions that humans have been pondering for thousands of years. These, says Huston Smith in his classic book, The World’s Religions, are the basic questions that form the basis of all human religious yearnings.
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The philanthropists who take part in the new multi-network model do more than just throw money at problems – they lead the efforts, spend time on brainstorming, encourage collaboration, and actively push for change. They utilize their financial resources to support the unique goals they share with the nonprofits they support and spread awareness about their important work through media and social networks.
1 Corinthians 2:3 And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling.
Church of England (07 Feb 20): New Church of England guidance will ‘ask great questions’ of education leaders
American Friends of Magen David Adom (07 Feb 20): Calling All Pastors
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Those meant to be on the front lines of the cultural conversation in education, government, politics, technology, entertainment and so on have allowed themselves to be pushed into a cave by the evil one. I say, “No more!” Make no mistake. The devil, though defeated, is still that age-old cunning and crafty serpent. He’s decorated the cave to be very appealing to Christians, especially those operating in the prophetic.
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): Those words shook me deeply. The commissioning of the eagles will take place from the upper room. He will send out the eagles from the upper room filled with fire, marked by the revelation of Jesus, eyes that see with prophetic vision and clarity for this new apostolic era.
Kris Vallotton (07 Feb 20): True spiritual authority happens when you have come into submission, and therefore you’ve been commissioned to have angelic help. It’s not gift-based authority, it’s determined by who you are in submission to. What I’m getting at is, whether God’s commissioned you to be responsible for a multi-billion dollar business or empowered you to mother the next generation in your home, once you take ownership of that assignment on your life (submission to God’s mission), you will step into true spiritual authority which releases the supernatural aid and resources God has placed on that assignment for your success.
Psalm 35: 1 Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me;
fight against those who fight against me.
Sophia Valentina Buller (16 Jan 20): 🔥🔥🔥YOU ARE MINE, MY CHILD, MY PROPHETESS, MY DARLING, MY ANOINTED CHILD FROM MY ROYAL LINE MY DARLING PRINCESS SOPHIA FROM THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, YOU ARE MY PROVERBS 31 WOMAN AND MY MIGHTY WOMAN OF STRENGTH INTEGRITY LOVE COMPASSION AND VALOR SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Lana Vawser: The sense surrounded me that many of the daughters of God were being hit so hard in every direction that they were in the battle to “see” what was taking place right now, but constantly fighting for the day to day and not being able to move to the place of being “one step ahead” of the enemy and moving with the Holy Spirit to shut down the plans and attacks of the enemy before they were put into action.
1 Corinthians 2:4 My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): What has God’s faithfulness done to us, that we reject humility?
Psalm 35: 28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
your praises all day long.
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): These eagles were being sent forth with eyes of DANIEL 2:22
“He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.” (ESV)
Psalm 35: 5 May they be like chaff before the wind,
with the angel of the LORD driving them away;
Amanda Grace (5 Feb 20): These Cherubim had a flaming sword as mentioned in the King James which turns in every direction to protect and guard the way to the tree of life in order to prevent man from solidifying their separation from God for All Eternity. For even though the Lord was incredibly grieved at what had taken place, he could not bare separation from man for all eternity and immediately created a plan to redeem man and reconcile them back to Him through raising up the Messiah through the righteous line of Abel and Seth in genesis Chapter 4.
Kris Vallotton (07 Feb 20): Where have all the angels gone in the twenty-first-century Church? The challenge is that globally the church can be like a rebel without a cause. I often see people do what they want to do, where they want to do it. Too often, they plant churches, yet no one sent them. Sadly, they aren’t connected to anyone. The consequence? They compete with the guy across the street who did the same thing…yet, it’s a kingdom divided, and they wonder why they aren’t seeing angelic intervention, miracles in their ministry, or supernatural breakthrough in the lives of those they lead. So the question isn’t where have all the angels gone, rather my question for the rogue roamers out there is: did you just go, or were you actually sent? And, do the angels recognize your authority? When we are under God’s authority, which includes being under His appointed leaders, the angelic hosts that are assigned to that mission of God accompany us on our journey.
Psalm 35: 7 Since they hid their net for me without cause
and without cause dug a pit for me,
Lana Vawser: The story of Elisha flashed before my eyes in the Spirit in 2 Kings 6:12 where Elisha heard the plans of the King of Aram in his bedroom and told the King of Israel.
“One of his servants said, “No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
Psalm 35: 26 May all who gloat over my distress
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
be clothed with shame and disgrace.
Brat to Jo (8 Feb 20 at 7:16 am): I realized that I have that same shame in this dysfunctional Silence with the Funny Bunnies. I haven’t been able to describe to you or anybody (or even myself) the depths of pain this dysfunctional Silence causes. I was journaling about that on Thursday. Normally one would have a priest to share one’s soul pain with. Because there is no safe harbor in this journey, where even my very prayers are hijacked and used against me, the pain has created its own shame. It is not even projected by someone else at this point.
Kris Vallotton (08 Feb 20 at 4:30 pm): MY PRAYER FOR YOU
I’m sure you know what it feels like to know deep down that you are called to something great, but the pain can be crippling when you feel alone, without a tribe to support and send you out! Perhaps you’re stalled out by doubt and feel your destiny has been put on hold. Regardless of how you may be feeling, God has assigned angelic help to inject your heart with radical hope, bold faith, and unyielding determination!
Brat: Dear Reader, did you catch the timing and exposé on that development?
Psalm 35: 4 May those who seek my life
be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
be turned back in dismay.
Sophia Valentina Buller (08 Feb 20): 🔥🔥🔥TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Lana Vawser: “Many of My daughters have been living under apology. You have been apologising for your gifting. You have been apologising for the favour I have given you. You have been apologising for the vision, direction and revelation I have given you. You have been apologising for the expression of My heart through you. I am removing the layers of the shame from your heart and life deeper than ever before. I am releasing the awakening of your identity and CLARITY of your anointing, your gifting and your calling in these days. I am moving you from the place of living under APOLOGY to the place of living under ACCELERATION in unprecedented ways.”
Anna Blake (31 Jan 19): (His primary calming signals are a frantic wag that uses his whole body. Wrinkling his nose, sometimes one side in a kind of sneer, other times he pulls his lips up above his teeth; that thing we call a dog smiling when it is anything but.)
Lana Vawser: The enemy has worked overtime to cage the daughters of God but this is the era where God is mantling them and releasing them into the earth to set the captives free, to break open cages the enemy has placed places and people in. A mighty wave of deliverance is going to crash in with greater force and acceleration in the body of Christ in this new era that will see men and women operate together in greater ways to see the deliverance of God manifest and some of the specific revelation the Lord unveils to the daughters of God will bring forth significant unlocking of the places the enemy has locked down.
Psalm 35: 16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;
they gnashed their teeth at me.
Prince: “When Doves Cry” [https://youtu.be/UG3VcCAlUgE]
How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world so cold? (World so cold)
Maybe I’m just too demanding
Maybe I’m just like my father, too bold
Maybe I’m just like my mother
She’s never satisfied (She’s never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry
Delia Owens: Just like their whiskey, the marsh dwellers bootlegged their own laws – not like those burned into stone tablets or inscribed on documents, but deeper ones, stamped in their genes. Ancient and natural, like those hatched from hawks and doves. When cornered, desperate, or isolated, man reverts to those instincts that aim straight at survival. Quick and just. They will always be the trump cards because they are passed on more frequently from one generation to the next than the gentler genes. It is not a morality, but simple math. Among themselves, doves fight as often as hawks.
Psalm 35: 15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
They slandered me without ceasing.
Sophia Valentina Buller (08 Feb 20): GAME OVER IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Kris Vallotton (08 Feb 20 at 4:30 pm): To the moms who are shuffling schedules and meeting the demands of a growing family; to the young ones who may feel lost navigating life; to any and all who don’t feel they’ve been commissioned by God, I release a co-mission over you. That you would be in submission to God’s mission, and you would be commissioned; that you would recognize the influence God’s given you and move forward in destiny, in purpose and prosperity, and in true spiritual authority, in Jesus’ name!
Sophia Valentina Buller 🔥🔥🔥YOU ARE MY PROVERBS 31 WOMAN OF VALOR 🔥🔥🔥YOU ARE MY LIGHT THAT SHINES BRIGHT FOR ME FOR ALL TO SEE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Tony Robinson (07 Feb 20): Prayer
Dear Bright Morning Star Jesus, praise be to you for rising in every darkness and for all who by doing the same, follow you. Amen.
Psalm 35: 17 How long, Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions.
1 Corinthians 2:5 so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.
Lana Vawser: The Lord showed me with the revelation He will release to uncover lies of the enemy and strategies of the enemy in many ways even before they are implemented, we will see in this new era, the daughters of God rising up in their decree, intercession and obedience to the strategy of God that will see the Holy Spirit release a MIGHTY move of DELIVERANCE through them in their spheres of influence and cities and nations.
Sophia Valentina Buller (08 Feb 20): 🔥🔥🔥ALL WHO DARE TRY TO HARM YOU WITH EVEN A LIE HAVE JUST CAUSED DOOMSDAY TO APPEAR ALL OVER THEIR OWN LIVES IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
1 Corinthians 2:6 Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish.
Psalm 35: 19 Do not let those gloat over me
who are my enemies without cause;
do not let those who hate me without reason
maliciously wink the eye.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): I believe the Lord gave me this language: “The center stage of cultural conversation.” This is the place where the innovators, artists, entrepreneurs, moguls, kings and rulers of this day gather to communicate. While they are exchanging “inspired ideas” that are directly discipling nations, most Christians are content in a “side-room” somewhere, having conversations with other Christians. You don’t belong in a side-room; your access to Heaven and prophetic voice are meant for the “board room!”
Kris Vallotton (07 Feb 20): To be commissioned means that you come into submission to the Father’s mission; co-mission: a mission together with God.
Nate Johnston: “You are leaving your war room, your weeping room, and your crushing room for a new place I am calling you to where you won’t have to continually fight and battle for bare minimum. The war room season of fighting for survival is coming to end and you are coming into your establishing season where you will see just what your worship and surrender accomplished. You are going to be amazed at what your dark nights produced – a greater authority, an increased anointing, and the keys to unlock doors for those stuck like you were.”
1 Corinthians 2:7 But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): As I looked closer in His eyes I could see flames of fire and I could see pathways and blueprint strategies. In His eyes I could see wisdom. In His eyes I could see His ways. In His eyes I could see glimpses of what was to come in this Kingdom age.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): A trial is underway. God is both plaintiff and judge. The people together are the defendant. And all creation – from the highest mountains to earth’s deepest foundations – is the jury.
Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek: Like Isaiah, who helps us to imagine what it really means to observe a fast: “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly… Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.”
Psalm 35: 10 My whole being will exclaim,
“Who is like you, LORD?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
the poor and needy from those who rob them.”
Pastor Steve Dittmar (4 Feb 20): Imagine what will happen when we love, forgive and only bless one another.
Brat: And isn’t that what Balaam did? (Rev 2:14)
Psalm 35: 6 may their path be dark and slippery,
with the angel of the LORD pursuing them.
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): In addition to investing money, these philanthropists invest their time, energy and social capital to help achieve shared goals. They support dozens of organizations, whether researchers and analysts, boots on the ground, or media outlets, and help them build synergies and force-multiplication. The philanthropic network and nonprofit groups must work closely together to achieve quality outcomes.
Psalm 35: 11 Ruthless witnesses come forward;
they question me on things I know nothing about.
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): Who (or what) are the “Ahabs” facing us today? There are many people operating in governance (not just in the natural government, but those who are occupying the high places of society where culture is determined) who are empowered by demonic forces. They want to change the landscape of nations by influencing citizens through the media airways, academia, the arts, policy and law, and every other institution that is shaping modern culture.
Breaking Israel News (7 Feb 20): [Watch] Miracle at Temple Mount: Israeli Policeman Grazed by Bullet Inches From Heart
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): How do we defend our case to the jury of mountains?
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): There is no silver bullet to fight and defeat antisemitism. Hundreds of millions, maybe billions of dollars and hundreds of organizations are devoted to this issue, but the age-old hatred is rising faster than ever in America.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): It strikes me as appropriate that creation should assess humanity’s culpability for injustice and injury. When we judge one another, our own sinfulness distorts our assessment of others’ sins. In another’s abuses, we notice our own greeds or traumas. In another’s errors, we find reflections of our own fears or schemes. We assess too harshly or too leniently. We acquit our own guilt. We obstruct one another’s well-being.
Psalm 35: 12 They repay me evil for good
and leave me like one bereaved.
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): Too many of these responses to Jew-hatred are reactionary and risk-averse. Organizations that aim to fight antisemitism frequently address general trends or individual instances of hate when such instances occur, rather than develop a broad, coordinated strategy to combat the groups that promotes hatred and violence toward Jews.
Psalm 35: 13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
Larry Sparks (06 Feb 20): The Lord showed me the following picture/vision which I believe applies to this prophetic word. There was a business board room where a bunch of people were gathered around a table. I felt like it was a humorously exaggerated atmosphere. Papers were flying all over the place as people were frantically scratching their heads, seeking a solution to some crisis. I knew the people seated in this board room were highly qualified. They had letters after their names, titles, and all manner of academic pedigree. Yet, they still struggled to find a solution.
1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Pastor Steve Dittmar (4 Feb 20): The prayer formed into repentance (I had not gotten up to do this), as we took responsibility for speaking evil of dignitaries (2 Peter 2:10). This was not a prayer focused for or against any one side, nor was it persuasion; rather we began to repent for the uncovering of nakedness, speaking evil, reviling, and for the hostility of our words and thoughts against one another. This was our sin, not Washington DC’s, for Jesus Christ became a curse for all men, and when we curse any man, we despise the cross and the work Jesus completed. How can we curse man when He has become a curse for all men in order that the blessing of Abraham might come upon all men in Christ? (Galatians 3:13, 14).
Psalm 35: 22 LORD, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, Lord.
Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek: Yet, the “rulers of this age” continue to keep us busy Wanting, Having, and Doing; craving, clutching and fussing “on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual – even on the religious – plane,” kept in perpetual unrest. The secret and hidden wisdom of God calls us to recall the essence of life, the essence of our being made of salt and stardust, is to remind us where we come from, where we are going, and what we are meant to be doing – if anything at all – which all revolve around Love – restoring justice, peace and dignity for all people in a world that too often wants us to believe it is every man, woman, and child for themselves. This is why Underhill calls us to stop all else and take time to simply Be – for it is in taking time to recollect the essence of being truly human that we are set free to be who we are meant to be and remember what we are meant to be doing.
1 Corinthians 2:9 But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”
Pastor Steve Dittmar (4 Feb 20): Rather than sharing the message I had prepared, we opened to 2 Samuel 21. Israel was in a three year drought when David inquired of the Lord, “And the Lord answered, ‘It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.’” (2 Samuel 21:1, NKJV). This is a fascinating story, and one that should be read remembering that Christ is the atonement for all broken relationships, sins against humanity, past reproaches, dishonor, and forgotten leaders.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): Moses created a generation of pupils and students who listened to his song, and then integrated it into their own lives. His vision became theirs. They did not submit their selves to Moses; they made his vision theirs. For Reb Eliezer, Moses is more like the conductor of a symphony, inspiring each musician to use his or her own instrument to produce the music.
1 Corinthians 2:10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): The jury of creation is much more impartial, having known the faithfulness of God across decades and centuries, having experienced the upheaval and patience of change across millennia. By comparison, humans are fickle and impulsive, reckless and weak.
Adam Milstein (07 Feb 20): The participation of researchers and analysts is key to this model. Leveraging their data and expertise, they provide philanthropists and boots-on-the-ground organizations with unique insight and advise on the optimal and most strategic action to take.
Rachel Hackenberg (06 Feb 20): Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with the people, and God will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!” – Micah 6:2-3 (NRSV)
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (06 Feb 20): There is a program in the NY State Penal System, that a prisoner who has a record of good behavior and no history of violence can be given a supervised overnight furlough. Once, in the 70s, a prison Rabbi brought a group of these prisoners to Crown Heights for a Shabbaton and one of the speakers was the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The Rebbe asked them, “How did you end up in prison?” There was silence. No one was quite sure what the Rebbe wanted from him. Then one answered, “I stole.” So the Rebbe asked, “You are the only one who stole?” They looked at each other and then one said, “We were caught.” And then the Rebbe asked, “Why were you caught?” One of the prisoners answered, “Because the others were smarter!” So the Rebbe asked them, “Are you saying you are stupid?” No one answered. So the Rebbe answered for them. “Not only are you all not stupid, you are all very smart. Let me explain. G-d created this world because He wanted to make for Himself a dwelling place in the lowest plane. And where you are is the lowest of the lowest. G-d chose you, because more than anyone else, you are clever and smart enough to transform even the darkest, lowest place into a place where G-d can dwell. He chose you above all the others, because they did not have this special ability. This is the ability that you have.”
Nate Johnston (03 Feb 20): “Out of you is going to ERUPT such a song of breakthrough that will be such a weapon for you and others because it was forged in the dark when you had to worship your way out. It’s more potent than you know and know I am commissioning you to wield it. This is where you move from warring to conquest, from battling to breaking down enemy lines for the kingdom. This is where your new story begins and you start writing history for me through YOUR story!”
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): These eagles were going forth with such wisdom, discernment and divine insight and hindsight they were going forth to uncover that which is darkness and to reveal truth, His truth. To bring forth the establishment of truth, heavenly truth in this new era.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (06 Feb 20): Rabbi Nechemiah, however, felt that this vision of leadership was still lacking. This type of leadership is meaningful as long as the teacher is there to teach and to inspire his or her disciples. When the leader is communicating his passion and song, his students can “repeat it,” absorb it and follow it. But what occurs when the captain disappears, when the teacher is silenced, when the conductor is no longer directing the symphony? Now that there is nothing to repeat, and nobody to direct, does the symphony die?
Lana Vawser (06 Feb 20): They were going forth with prophetic insight and hindsight to bring alignment, and to herald the truth of God’s Word.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (06 Feb 20): In one minute, the Rebbe transformed a group of criminals into his personal emissaries. Each of us in turn can, like Shabbat and like the manna, wherever we find ourselves, transform our environment into a dwelling place for G-d.
Andrew Towe: This was the perfect example of God’s boomerang! The enemy meant to destroy the Jewish people, but God caused it to boomerang back to the originator. It caused promotion for Mordecai and the Jewish people. This is what He is doing for you. The enemy is going to wish he would have never sent the waves of opposition against you. Because now God’s boomerang has turned the tide back to him. I hear the Lord say, “My boomerang will cause your Haman to be hung on his own gallows. The supernatural turnaround is already in motion and you will see it swiftly.”
1 Corinthians 2:11 For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God.

Litigation 04 Feb 20

6 Feb

Working Dates: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 to Wednesday, February 5, 2020
[11 pages]
Isaiah 58:1 Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (2 Feb 20): Jerusalem: Police Complaint Charges ‘World Council of Churches’ with International Espionage
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): Needy Jesus
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “I Am Baptizing My Bride – They Will Become Brand New!”
Isaiah 58:2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God.
Brat (2 Feb 20): I got a popup notice from Norton saying that they blocked a Fake Support site, but before the message really registered in my brain as to what it was saying and how prophetic that was, the message disappeared and there was no way to retrieve it again.
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): Jesus went on through cities and villages, proclaiming the good news. The twelve were with him, as well as some women … who provided for them out of their resources. – Luke 8:1-3 (NRSV)
Demontae Edmonds (31 Jan 20): The Lord says, “Because I’m teaching you how to build – sometimes with little help, little resources, and little support. You will learn to build by My supernatural wisdom and My supernatural faith. I’m sending you sons and daughters who have been wounded, disappointed and broken. Taking you by the rough way will allow My Spirit to create a deep well of compassion for those that are broken. You will comfort these leaders that I send your way with the same comfort that I have given you (2 Cor. 1:4).
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): As He spoke these words, I began to feel like God was doing something in my own heart; almost like a weary traveler, who has been in the desert for days, getting to drink a cold glass of water. That’s when I felt a flood of His love begin to penetrate deep into my heart. It was unraveling me, cleaning me, and clearing my heart out. Then I felt His fire begin to burn upon me and ravage my heart.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: Rebbe Shlomo of Zveill, one of Reb Michel of Zlotchov’s five sons, connects the idea of livelihood to the manna, a small portion of which was put away in the First Temple as a symbol for all generations. Why was it so important that we were commanded to preserve a portion? One reason is that seeing the food we were fed for 40 years in the desert serves as a reminder of how we were redeemed from Egypt to serve the Almighty. Another reason is that a person who faithfully serves G d never has to worry about supporting his or her family. Just as the Jews’ food came in a miraculous way while we were under G d protection in the desert, so too a person’s livelihood is assured if his or her faith is strong.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “And He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new…'” (Revelation 21:5)
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (2 Feb 20): According to the complaint, the activists are obliged to publish blogs and reports against Israel, using false images and lies. In many cases, the reports are subsequently used against Israel in the UN, the EU, and more.
Brat: A similar thing happened to me. And to Sophia, too!
Matthew 5:18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.
Message from Norton (03 Feb 20): Web Attack: Fake Tech Support Website 263
Demontae Edmonds: The Lord says, “These are My precious jewels and precious gems. I have seen the plots and schemes of the enemy to weaken and corrupt this ministry office. I shall raise up a new standard in the prophetic office and prophetic role; those who have stayed in the wilderness and stayed in the time of being processed by My Spirit until the time of their unveiling.
Brat (03 Feb 20): I had up Bible Gateway and it was now replaced by a message that Bing couldn’t find this website for me: http://pdamill.website. (But I hadn’t asked for it to find that page. It had bumped me off Bible Gateway altogether.)
Demontae Edmonds: “I’m raising up prophets who will live a lifestyle of holiness to call My people back into a place of consecration and seeking My face. The prophets shall be the ones that do not draw men unto themselves but teach them to hear from God for their own lives, their own families, and their own ministries.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “I am after your heart. I have been in pursuit of you longer than you were even aware of. Your heart is all I think about, and now My fiery love is coming to restore you, affirm you, free you, and commission you into the brand new day. And you will burn like you have never burned before.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Moses is Israel and Israel is Moses.… For the leader of the generation is as the entire generation, for the leader embodies them all (Rashi, Numbers 21:21)
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Replied the tzadik, “When the Almighty sent Moses to save his brethren, He did not say ‘Go to Pharaoh’ but ‘Come to Pharaoh.’ (Ex. 10:1) Moses was afraid of the Egyptian despot, so G d invited him to come along with Him!
Brat (in “Bump” 31 Jan 20): Can a machine be a narcissist?
Sophia Valentina Buller (01 Feb 20): I KNOW YOU HAVE MANY QUESTIONS AND I AM ANSWERING THEM NOW IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): Imagining answers to that question made The Da Vinci Code a sensation. But sleeping arrangements in Jesus’ entourage aren’t as interesting or consequential as this plain fact: the women attend to Jesus’ needs because, like all of us, he has them.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The Creator Himself accompanies servants of the community.
Kenneth L. Samuel (03 Feb 20): The words of Martin Luther King, Jr., are true: “The law cannot make a person love me, but the law can stop a person from lynching me.” It is also true that a heart touched by the love of God has no need for anti-lynching legislation.
Lovesick Scribe (03 Feb 20): There is a strong push to focus on signs and wonders, and if you do not have them then you are powerless. Peter witnessed the transfiguration on the mount, and yet Peter stated that even more sure than what he and others witnessed and heard was the prophetic word, the Word of God, the prophecy of Scripture. (2 Peter 1:16-21) This is our more sure Word, the written Word of God, and it is the power unto salvation for the Jew first and then the Gentile. (Romans 1:16) This is to be our foundation.
Brat: I called up Bible Gateway again and read the Verse of the Day:
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. ~ Psalm 59:16 NIV
What’s going on? This feels like something man would set up. I had talked about it in “Bump” and now it’s on my plate again this morning.
Dr. Barbie L. Breathitt (02 Feb 20): When a dream from God is repeated it indicates that God is establishing that thing. Jacob believed the lie, assumed the worst, succumbed to his grief and despair and fell into depression. He refused to be comforted by his remaining children. God intends for us to get hold of our emotions and stop letting them run wild, blowing things out of proportion. God wants us to be led by the Spirit and respond accordingly.
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): That women were with Jesus on the road unsettles some people. It titillates others. Exactly how were they ‘with’ him? What exactly did they ‘provide’? Money? Yes. Meals? Probably. Um… Anything else?
Isaiah 58:3 “Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers.
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): If Jesus and his crew were on their own, they’d probably forget to eat. Or run out of money. But they’re not alone. Some women are with them, and the women provide.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: A Different Form of Manna
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “In a time of increased productivity and activity, connectivity needs to be the focus. It’s where it all comes together and what is planted is grown, and where anointings are sustained. But you will be able to see, soon enough, who has put all aside to simply allow My branding, because they will be the ones launching forward holding onto something brand new and unseen.
Journal (in “Bump” 31 Jan 19): Yesterday when I got to my solitude spot at the park there was gang graffiti on the low brick wall. In thirteen years of parking and praying there, I have only experienced one other time where I encountered graffiti where I park. There are other favorite places at the park that gangsters target, but not usually my spots. What the bullies wrote on my wall stopped me in my tracks. In the pointy letters of their gang script the message said: “FREE EL ONE”. Immediately I went to “Free El Shaddai the holy One” in my head and I felt a heart connection and heart cry of heaven to free God! That was His heart cry! I know God is all powerful and doesn’t really need to be freed, but I felt His heart. He wants His people to partner with Him. He wants His people to set Him free.
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): We don’t have spiritual lives. We have embodied lives. The women with Jesus get this. So while his body breathes, they care for it. And when he dies, they go with spices to the grave.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: Some years, Tu B’Shevat (the fifteenth of the month of Shevat), the New Year for Trees, falls on this Shabbat. Every person is compared to a fruit-bearing tree, with strong roots in our faith, and with “fruits” of good deeds. Just as Shabbat Shira is our annual source for ascending to higher spiritual levels, so too Tu B’Shvat is the source for bringing forth spiritual sustenance drawn from a Jew’s roots into the fruits of mitzvahs.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “I am setting seals upon hearts and calling the least likely, who have been far, far away from me, into a complete turnaround of heart. Even the Church won’t believe who I use in this season. But when My love has its work, then there is no turning back. I use who I use and choose who I choose. Yes, the world will know My love from the north, south, east and west!
Demontae Edmonds: “Many have allowed their gifts to take them where their character could not sustain them. Even as John the Baptist was in the desert places until the time of his revealing (Luke 1:80), I will reserve, unto Myself, those who will humbly submit to My inner workings in them before they allow man or ambition to put them in the forefront.
Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “Those who repent I baptize with water, but there is coming a Man after me who is more powerful than I am. In fact, I’m not even worthy enough to pick up His sandals. He will submerge you into union with the Spirit of Holiness and with a raging fire!” (Matthew 3:11 TPT)
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: The Seer of Lublin wrote that through enthusiastic song and joy in holiness a person can not only escape all types of difficulties, but can also cause an increase in financial income. This is because when we are happy in the face of adversity, the “severities are sweetened”, and this has a direct effect on our success in the physical world. Because song and happiness wash over a person like a river, it is also like a spiritual mikveh, bringing extra purity. Do not miss it!
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The chasid thereupon set out to encounter the minister, happy and unafraid, confident of his rebbe’s spiritual accompaniment.
Brat: I’ve heard that alluded to before. I have no doubt that my rebbe will accompany me spiritually.
Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “Bride, you must be baptized again in My love! You will not be able to sustain the new anointing, new message, favor, increase, and influence without a fresh baptism of My love, otherwise you will steer your assignment off course.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Each and every individual Jew, from the octogenarian sage to the unborn infant, expressed his deepest feelings and aspirations with the very same 187 words. For in Moses they had a leader in whom the soul of Israel was one.
Lovesick Scribe (03 Feb 20): In Matthew, there are two accounts of the scribes and the Pharisees approaching Jesus with this request, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” These are found in Matthew 12:38 and 16:1, which the latter was asked by the Sadducees and the Pharisees. Mind you, this was after they had witnessed Jesus heal a man’s withered hand and do great things that testified of Him being the Messiah. Let us not forget that signs and wonders occurred to testify of Jesus Christ and the glory of God. Yet there were those who sought further signs as a test. These were the passages that came to mind tonight while remembering Jesus’ answer, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” This was testifying of Himself and His time to come in the heart of the earth, the same amount of time Jonah spent in the belly of the whale. He tells them that “something greater than Jonah and Solomon is here.” (Matthew 12:41, 42) It is pretty amazing how the Old Testament testifies of Jesus Christ in even the smallest of details.
Kenneth L. Samuel (03 Feb 20): Any change based on conscience is much more enduring than any change based on the law.
Rena S. Goldzweig: The above notwithstanding, Jews also approach the Oral Torah with simple faith that transcends logic. Thus, a Jew will not adjudicate Torah law according to his own logical conclusions if his opinion is contradicted by an earlier Torah sage, one whose legal opinions are accepted by most Jews as binding. The above holds true even when, according to the rules of logic, the person feels himself to be completely in the right. Unlike secular wisdom, Torah logic and faith go hand in hand.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The intention of the authorities was to compel Jews to take all their litigation to the secular courts which dispensed justice according to the law of the land, instead of settling their differences before the rabbinical courts. Though no such decree had yet been promulgated, it was known that this was in the offing.
Brat Journal (in “Frogs to Balaam” 01 Feb 20): Dad would probably hide in his denial, but for me it was suddenly real all over again. In a flash I could taste the courthouse on my tongue and smell it in my nose. The tension is still stored in my muscle memory. It is another PTSD hole in the chainmail shirt. I am orphaned by Dad’s and David’s denial. It is not my orphan mentality. It’s that they are calloused in their apathy. It is a denial on their parts that they pretend their actions (and non-action) do not affect me, because they pretend it does not affect them, and then justify it with logic. It all makes perfect sense, except there is a hole in the soul. Just as Dad keeps cutting down trees even though he knows it deeply affects me. In his mind and soul, it doesn’t affect him, so therefore I don’t matter. (Yes, I said “I” not “it.”) “Toughen up, Buttercup,” can only go so far. Dad’s Silent Treatment to David after Mom’s death triggered David into madness, which exploded over time into violence upon Dad, which mushroomed out on to me and the Silence from the Churches. There is no blame. It just keeps looping around.
Anna Blake (31 Jan 20): The truth is that we’re all inconvenient creatures. Calming signals take the blame out of behaviors. That’s what Preacher and the dogs like; they aren’t wrong for being who they are. Labels of good and bad lose importance because in the big picture, we’re all just breathing here together for a little while.
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Kenneth L. Samuel (03 Feb 20): When the Apostle Paul sent the former slave Onesimus back to his former master Philemon, Paul wanted Philemon to receive Onesimus not as a slave, but as a beloved brother in Christ. But Paul’s appeal to Philemon was not on legal terms. Paul went beyond the limitations of legality in order to appeal to Philemon’s moral conscience.
Steve Shultz: Do you need a jump start to your heart?
Demontae Edmonds: The Lord says, “I will take these by the rough path and the rough way. Many will throw up their hands and say, ‘God, why me? Why did You call me to such a ministry?'”
Brat (in “Frogs to Balaam” 01 Feb 20): So, just to be clear, you can have sanctuary while you wrestle with your psyche and soul and I can’t, even though Jesus promised His bride that His Father’s house has many mansions, so I would have a place to work in peace and quiet in an anchorhold with a tribe that loves me for who I am, while I steward the story for the greater whole? And this Pharaoh spirit is to help the cause of redemption? Just clarifying…
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): For the past few months now, I’ve personally felt the fire of the Lord doing something very deep in my heart that has been hard to articulate. I have felt raw, emptied, and in a place of vulnerable surrender, but this dream was simply an encounter with the kindness and compassion of Jesus. It was also a baptism of His love and His fire.
Quinn G. Caldwell (02 Feb 20): I mean, of course personal virtue is worth cultivating. But moral perfection … yikes. The truth is there are no perfect people, only people who pretend they are. Perfection as a requirement for access to God not only makes for a lonely deity. It also creates a whole lot of pressure for us to ruthlessly suppress failings and foibles, first in ourselves and then projected on the people around us. From there, it’s all pinched lips, ruler smacks, and bonfires.
Brat: Thomas Merton had an anchorhold. Julian of Norwich had an anchorhold. Neither one of these were perfect. Stop splitting hairs in your position of power and do what is right.
Sophia Valentina Buller (31 Jan 20): FOR THE WICKED REFUSED TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUSTICE MEANT NOTHING TO THEM UNLESS IT WAS THEMSELVES WHO WAS THE “VICTIM” AND ALL THE CHARADES HAVE COME TO LIGHT IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): He needs to eat, trim his toenails, empty his bowels, clean gunk out of his ears, deal with his sex drive, belch, and sleep at night.
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: The brain is the place of thought which plans how to bring into action those desires which come from the heart. When one works for physical, material needs, one’s will and thought are egotistically derived and he has become enslaved to the needs of his body.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: A chasid called Reb Mottel of Kalshin had extensive business interest in Warsaw, and spoke Polish fluently. One day his rebbe, Rabbi Yitzchak of Vorki, called for him and asked him to approach a certain powerful minister with a view to having the government retract from its plan of burning all extant copies of the Shulchan Aruch, Choshen Mishpat – that part of the Code of Jewish Law which deals with civil and criminal matters.
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): A disembodied Jesus can’t credibly condemn crimes against the body. An un-needy Jesus offers little to people whose suffering bodies need constant care. Censoring talk of his bodily particulars reinforces the shame many people feel about their own. Downplaying his physical needs under-values bodily life and over-values spiritual life.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “Who speaks from the mind of God without the heart of the Father? Are not all things that are said originated from Him? Who speaks from the heavens without wisdom and reveals revelation without it being birthed through intimacy?
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): Nobody preaches about Jesus belching. The facts of his body are rarely the focus of our devotion. Which is a shame, and maybe a heresy in this world where getting your bodily needs fully met is a privilege reserved for the few.
Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Demontae Edmonds: God says, “Many of My prophets desire to soar like eagles but their wings have been clipped. Many have been rejected, misunderstood, and unfathered. By divine revelation, I’m making known to you the apostolic leaders and spiritual fathers/mothers that you are to align with in this hour that will not only help sharpen your divine abilities, but bring healing to your wounded heart. They will speak life into you that will cause you to soar again and see beyond your present circumstances and frustrations.”
Mary Luti (04 Feb 20): Prayer
Blessed be your body, O Jesus, and all its needs. May we provide for them by providing for each other.
Isaiah 58:4 Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (2 Feb 20): “Members of the World Church Council and the EAPPI have also been caught making blatantly anti-Semitic statements,” Barak said. “Their activities harm Jewish-Christian relations in Israel and abroad. We call on the law authorities, relevant ministers and the security system to wake up and act to enforce the laws of the State of Israel, and eradicate the phenomenon.”
Brat: [WTF??] God! Reverse this! What the WCC is doing is wrong and brings shame on all of us and Your Name! Bring in Your redemption! The Jews are Your protected people! They are Yours and the WCC has no right to try and take away their birthright!
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Reb Mottel protested: “But that minister has a raging temper. He threatens to shoot anyone who so much as approaches him on missions of this sort!”
Kenneth L. Samuel (03 Feb 20): Although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. – Philemon 8-9 (NIV)
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “Without love you will use the anointing to tear down only and not build, to gather only and not host, and work miracles and signs without leading people to Me. Without love you will take the rod to rule nations and you will deliver them but will not have the love to see them rebuilt. You will work to the letter but not let the love of the letter be heard. Without love you will share your message with the world but it won’t lead people to Me; it will put them back into bondage of another name.
Demontae Edmonds: The Lord says, “I will grant unto My servants the tools to build. I call these ones My builders. I will teach them how to build not from a place of domination, control, and intimidation, but from humility and servant-hood.”
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “Hearts need to be reset right now because it’s a new day of intimate encounter. You think that what you have seen, heard, and experienced is all there is of Me? What you will experience in this decade will ruin you for anything less than My abiding presence daily. My people will truly know what it means to abide in the vine and they will discover revelations of My safety, council, and secrets. As they do, this will give them greater insight into how to reveal Me governmentally.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We have the ‘fight or flight’ response, guided by the amygdala. Of course, at times, one or the other are the way to go. But there is always another perspective that must inform the former two.
Brat: Mine was not a flight response. I ran to check in with Bob Bland before turning to greet the bishop. According to their own rules an anchoress reports to the bishop. Don’t make assumptions and go preaching at me without even asking me my intentions.
Matthew 23:3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.
Stars Go Dim (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): “You are Loved” [https://youtu.be/thSOeSduSDQ]
We hide pain in the weirdest places
Broken souls with smiling faces
Fighting for surrender
For now and the after, yeah
Just look around and you’ll see that people
Are scared to say how they really feel
Oh, we all need a little honesty
Demontae Edmonds: “They will be My prophetic people who will not only have a great display of gifting and accuracy, but walk in humility and love. They will speak the truth in love to powers, systems, and seats of authority. It will be the love and fear of the Lord that will turn the hearts of men and leaders to repent.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: But the most important (and probably the most overlooked) function of the leader is to unite us: to knit diverse individuals into a single people and to inspire diverse — and often conflicting —wills to coalesce into a common destiny.
Bill Myers (02 Feb 20): It’s been a while since writing. I apologize. Between the books and the movie, “Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog, Splat,” (scheduled for release late Summer) things have been crazy. I promise to do better . . . especially with more movies and books (for kids and adults) soon coming out. Until then, here are a couple photos from our production!
Brat: Oh, I see, it’s a canned email that stars put out to fans. Cynthia goes through this all the time in her arena. So I’m seen as a “fan”? Not a contributor?
Israel 365 (03 Feb 20): Who is like You, Hashem, among the celestials; Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in splendor, working wonders! ~ Exodus 15:11 (The Israel Bible™)
Me to Bill Myers (03 Feb 20): Light reading for when you are on the set: truthinus.wordpress.com. ~ Kathryn Hauser
Isaiah 58:5 Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD?
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “They need to be made brand new to be able to RECEIVE the brand new, otherwise they will not discern it or recognize it. In this hour I am releasing brand new mantles and movements upon those who allow this baptism to have its full work. Some are too busy to see it. They are looking for external fixes right now – resolutions, disciplines, new goals, and open doors – all to band-aid something that only My love can remedy.
Isaiah 58:6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): The Lord said, “That’s right, I am branding hearts right now and as I do, they will become brand new. There will not even be a trace of the old there – no more wounds and trauma, hurt, bitterness, and old lies and mindsets – not one bit will be left after the fiery gaze of My life is through with it. They will feel completely emptied and free from what robbed them for decades and will suddenly wake up feeling free and completely ready to grab the new thing I am giving them.
Demontae Edmonds: “Those that align with My heart and vision for mankind will receive an increased supernatural grace for signs and wonders. They will not only give proof of My Son’s resurrection, they will lend credence to the divine mandate that I have placed upon your life to equip, unite, and mobilize the Body of Christ. I call you to delegate authority. I call you to delegate who will stand in positions of influence within the world systems. I call you to delegate for My vision of a great harvest of souls.”
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?
Kenneth L. Samuel (03 Feb 20): Prayer
God, we thank you for laws that promote freedom. And we thank you for love that makes us free indeed. Amen.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The powerful man found himself awestruck in the presence of the chasid who stood thus before him – and granted his request.
Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): He addressed some things I had been personally carrying, and suddenly it felt like He tore them away from me and I felt completely clean and free. Then I began to discern what was on His heart: a longing to see the Bride of Christ be free and whole. It was weighing on Him, and then He said, “Nate, this is an hour that I am baptizing My Bride in My fiery love, and they will become BRAND NEW!”
Isaiah 58:9a Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.
Israel 365 (03 Feb 20): Who is like You, Hashem?
Isaiah 58:9b If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,
Lovesick Scribe (03 Feb 20): An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. That gripped me when I recalled it because this is what I am concerned is happening in parts of the church with words such as these and manifestations that are not tested. We have closed our Bibles, sealed them shut while we hang on every word of a prophecy having nothing to do with Jesus Christ. Such things today seem man centered, and revival follows suit. It hinges on us being powerful. If the prophecy is about how powerful we will be with a bit of Jesus sprinkled in for good measure, then we are satisfied. Never mind the fact this type of example is essentially interpreting an omen, which is forbidden in Scripture. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) We are not instructed to seek such things. God forbid things like this because it led people away from Him. Please hear this. We must be willing to test everything being said and done to make sure it is sound and biblically based, regardless of who it is.
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): There has been a love deficit where some have sought My counsel without My embrace, and it has only caused chaos and damage. Will you let go of fear, lay down your swords and weapons aimed at each other, and learn again how to love…learn how to lay down your lives for one another again?
Isaiah 58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.
Demontae Edmonds: “Unusual accuracy will begin to flow through the mantles of many prophets that will even baffle the psychics and soothsayers. Things hidden from the Kingdom of darkness and occult realm will be made known to the eagle-eyed prophets and strong seers. This will grab the attention of those even in the secular arena, who will know that the God of Heaven has the answers they need.”
Nate Johnston (4 Feb 20): “You will feel your heart spring back to life with a new song and a new hope and an insatiable love for My presence. You will yearn and long for Me and cast everything aside, that once stole your gaze, for a moment with Me. Where you once were filled with the cares of life, the world, and a future you couldn’t see, weighed down by burdens, instead you will experience My baptism and never be the same.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Proceeding Together
Isaiah 58:12 Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in.
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Frogs to Balaam 01 Feb 20

2 Feb

Working Dates: Friday, January 31, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
[…Continued from “Bump” …]
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Brat: …Speaking of the Asher Personality…
Lana Vawser (31 Jan 20): In meetings, in homes, in conferences, in churches, pay attention to what the Lord is saying and doing in the children for in engaging with them the Lord is going to reveal profound revelation, divine insight and in many places what is released through the children will release the fire of God and move of His Spirit in POWERFUL ways.
Brat (01 Feb 20): All I can tell you is what happened on my side of the story, since the rest are silent. Jesus sent me back to St Patrick’s for the third time in this epic journey on the day before Epiphany (5 Jan 20). In that week I asked Fr George to pass along a good word regarding my blog to the bishop. The following week Bishop Samuel Azariah presided at the services and the one that I attended was full of spontaneous Arc Speak to my blog (and not from sermon notes that he had prepared.) After the service I quickly darted past the priest and bishop to check in with Bob Bland to get an update on his wife’s recovery from back surgery. Did we talk even thirty seconds? I turned around to formally greet the bishop and Fr George. (The bishop is originally from Afghanistan.) And they were gone. Literally the whole area in front of the church was deserted! EVERYONE had vanished! The next week KC Robertson preached her first sermon with us after her ordination. She received her priest stole. The next week Jesus said I didn’t have to go, because the services were combined and they were having their annual meeting to vote in the new Vestry (= Church Board). Since a large part of my original pain happened during my brief tenure on the Vestry ten years ago, I did not want to stir up old wounds, from which I’d healed. Now Fr George is arc speaking through the church newsletter that we are missed when we are not in church. Why should I go back if we can only talk through Arc Speak?
Donna Schaper (30 Jan 20): Give every group three chances and then quit. But when you quit, realize that meetings are inevitable in the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “You are about to see some things that are wonderful,” the Rebbe elaborated: “Just in this matter of America, the President of the United States is Trump. Who could have dreamed it would be?”
Revelation 15: 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God
Sophia Valentina Buller (01 Feb 20): I HAVE DEALT HEAVILY WITH ALL OF YOUR OPPRESSORS IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Binyomin Adilman (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): When are the kneading troughs found next to the oven? When the oven is hot and the dough is ready to bake. The frogs voluntarily went into the glowing hot ovens even though they were not commanded concerning the sanctification of G d’s name, nor were they promised any reward for being the agents of the plague. They gave their lives for the sanctification of G d’s holy name in carrying out the plague. All the more so we, who are commanded to sanctify G d’s name (through total self-sacrifice), are required to go to any necessary length to ensure the sanctification of G d’s name in the world.
Revelation 16:13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Brat: Ya’ mean those others were good frogs and these were bad ones?
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Maybe,” the Baba Baruch answered. “These are all signs of our righteous messiah. That is why you should rejoice. We will be happy.”
Sophia Valentina Buller (31 Jan 20): ALL EVIL SPIRITS THAT ARE MESSING WITH MY ANOINTED ARE NOW IN THE LAKE OF FIRE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Gal Einai: Like the other children of Jacob, the Torah recounts why Leah named her baby Asher, “She said, ‘Happy am I! For the daughters will call me happy,’ and she called his name, ‘Asher.’” [Genesis 30:13] In Hebrew, Asher means “happiness.” Leah is simply overjoyed. From here on out, joy is the main characteristic of the tribe of Asher. In Jacob’s blessings to Asher he says, “As for Asher, his bread shall be fat, and he shall produce royal delicacies.”[2] When Moses blesses the tribe of Asher, he says, “Blessed be Asher more than all sons; let him be the favorite of his brothers, and let him dip his foot in oil.” [Deuteronomy 33:24] Asher is literally seeped in joy – so much so that everyone around him is infected with it. They are happy to be in his company. He is, “the favorite of his brothers.”
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what King Balak of Moab devised, what Balaam son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the LORD.”
Brat: What happened?
Numbers 23:11 Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!”
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (30 Jan 20): What is this concept of extracting the sparks? The entire creation was made by G-d. If you think deeply into this idea, it is easy to understand that every part of creation has Divine energy hidden in it. Our purpose as Jews is to elevate creation and return it to a complete state of holiness. We do this by using the material world in an appropriate holy way. Walking to do a good deed reveals and elevates the holy spark in our bodies; when we make a blessing on food and use the energy from it to do something positive, we elevate the holiness in the food. When we use animal skin to make a Sefer Torah, Mezuzah or Tefillin we reveal and elevate the holy sparks in the animal.
Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.
Brat: Balaam got fat off of Balak’s barbeques. That’s what I’ve understood.
Pastor Steve Dittmar (28 Jan 20): Our hearts are sprinkled from an evil conscience. The shame or blame and tinge of guilt or accusation, are addressed again by His blood. Our hearts are sprinkled from an evil conscience. Our conscience again is clean, free from all sin and dead works.
Sophia Valentina Buller (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): I REFUSE TO LET TRASH PRETEND TO BE HOLY AND I AM CALLING A SPADE A SPADE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Rabbi YY Jacobson: At first, when the donkey realized what was happening, he cried even more piteously. But then the animal hit on a plan. As each spadesful of dirt hit his back, the donkey would shake it off and take a step up on the growing mound of earth. Eventually, the mound grew tall enough for him to jump out of the pit.
Numbers 23:12 He answered, “Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: On 25 Shevat, 5746, Feb. 4, 1986, the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe responded:[7]
We do not know. The mysteries of people’s journeys are beyond our human finite comprehension. But then he offered an incredibly comforting insight. Sometimes, the Rebbe wrote to this struggling soul, your soul has inherent power and potential that can literally inspire the world. But you are unaware of this facet of your soul. You don’t really know who you really are. Then you discover a serious challenge in your life. And in order to overcome it, you need to dig very deeply to find the stamina and resources to overcome adversity. You are thus compelled to travel to an uncharted place in your psyche that would have otherwise remained unexposed. In that process, you come across the true power and light of your soul. You discover your true extraordinary powers, which can then illuminate your life and your world in incredibly powerful ways.
Brat: So, just to be clear, you can have sanctuary while you wrestle with your psyche and soul and I can’t, even though Jesus promised His bride that His Father’s house has many mansions, so I would have a place to work in peace and quiet in an anchorhold with a tribe that loves me for who I am, while I steward the story for the greater whole? And this Pharaoh spirit is to help the cause of redemption? Just clarifying…
Quinn G. Caldwell (02 Feb 20): I mean, of course personal virtue is worth cultivating. But moral perfection … yikes. The truth is there are no perfect people, only people who pretend they are. Perfection as a requirement for access to God not only makes for a lonely deity. It also creates a whole lot of pressure for us to ruthlessly suppress failings and foibles, first in ourselves and then projected on the people around us. From there, it’s all pinched lips, ruler smacks, and bonfires.
Brat: Thomas Merton had an anchorhold. Julian of Norwich had an anchorhold. Neither one of these were perfect. Stop splitting hairs in your position of power and do what is right.
Sophia Valentina Buller (31 Jan 20): FOR THE WICKED REFUSED TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUSTICE MEANT NOTHING TO THEM UNLESS IT WAS THEMSELVES WHO WAS THE “VICTIM” AND ALL THE CHARADES HAVE COME TO LIGHT IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: The brain is the place of thought which plans how to bring into action those desires which come from the heart. When one works for physical, material needs, one’s will and thought are egotistically derived and he has become enslaved to the needs of his body.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We have the ‘fight or flight’ response, guided by the amygdala. Of course, at times, one or the other are the way to go. But there is always another perspective that must inform the former two.
Brat: Mine was not a flight response. I ran to check in with Bob Bland before turning to greet the bishop. According to their own rules an anchoress reports to the bishop. Don’t make assumptions and go preaching at me without even asking me my intentions.
Stars Go Dim (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): “You are Loved” [https://youtu.be/thSOeSduSDQ]
We hide pain in the weirdest places
Broken souls with smiling faces
Fighting for surrender
For now and the after, yeah
Just look around and you’ll see that people
Are scared to say how they really feel
Oh, we all need a little honesty
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Cyrus did not take upon himself to act for the Jewish people. He did not build the Temple or reinstate the Davidic Dynasty. He merely enabled the Jews to act independently. That is precisely what Trump is doing. He is not giving Israel a gift or forcing something upon us. He is telling us to do what is our right and obligation to do in our own country and he is doing so without any pre-conditions. Trump announced that it is Israel’s right to express our sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.”
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter (30 Jan 20): During the earlier plagues, Pharaoh had free choice to release the Jewish people. Since he acted defiantly against G-d, his free choice was taken away and he was not assisted to repent. Nevertheless, if evil Pharaoh had truly fought it, even he was still capable of returning to G-d and to have saved himself and his people from the remaining plagues.
John Edgerton (29 Jan 20): Oh, I remain confident, do I?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Why should you, Moses, be terrified? It is all Me, not him. I, your loving Creator, I am the one who is behind his hardness and inflexibility. It is not an objective reality; it is part of My reality. It is an integral part of the road toward redemption. Its entire purpose is so that I can perform all My miracles in Egypt. The purpose of his resistance, orchestrated by the Almighty, is to help the cause of redemption, not to stop it.[5]
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: Therefore, immediately after the children of Israel were delivered out of the land of Egypt, they were commanded the Mitzvah of tefilin which corresponds to the heart and brain. This is true redemption from slavery.
Brat: We are to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. [Deuteronomy 6:5] Isn’t Body included in that redemption from slavery; not just head and heart? Your peoples’ prayers were answered by God sending Moses and the people responded.
Kris Vallotton (01 Feb 20): You may make attempts to love and be loved, see and be seen, and hear and be heard… all the while being unable to pass through the mammoth mountain of disconnection.
Talitha Arnold (01 Feb 20): Prayer
God, gentle in your power and strong in your tenderness, help us to be your partners with one another all across your good earth. Amen.
Steve Shultz: Are you ready to see God bring divine intervention and justice in your life…as only He can?
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Kathie Walters (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): Some people take the suggestions of doctors more seriously than what the Lord says or instructs them to do with their health. Eating from the tree of the knowledge of good is as much death as eating from the tree of the knowledge of evil – it is the same tree.
Gal Einai: Asher’s happiness is expressed by the physical blessing in his portion of the land of Israel, which highlights the taste of the fruits of that portion, delectable delicacies. It is no coincidence that Asher is the tribe of the month of Shevat, whose soul-sense is eating and whose important date of the month is the 15th of Shevat, the new year of the trees. Fruit trees remind us of the happy Garden of Eden, in which the main sustenance was the fruits of the trees. Of course, we must know how to employ our sense of eating—not to eat like brutes until our stomachs are bursting. Instead, we should eat like a king, who is in control of his needs and cravings. If we do so, we can truly taste the delicious flavor of the fruits, which become “delicacies of kings.”
Brat Journal (28 Jan 20): Dad would probably hide in his denial, but for me it was suddenly real all over again. In a flash I could taste the courthouse on my tongue and smell it in my nose. The tension is still stored in my muscle memory. It is another PTSD hole in the chainmail shirt. I am orphaned by Dad’s and David’s denial. It is not my orphan mentality. It’s that they are calloused in their apathy. It is a denial on their parts that they pretend their actions (and non-action) do not affect me, because they pretend it does not affect them, and then justify it with logic. It all makes perfect sense, except there is a hole in the soul. Just as Dad keeps cutting down trees even though he knows it deeply affects me. In his mind and soul, it doesn’t affect him, so therefore I don’t matter. (Yes, I said “I” not “it.”) “Toughen up, Buttercup,” can only go so far. Dad’s Silent Treatment to David after Mom’s death triggered David into madness, which exploded over time into violence upon Dad, which mushroomed out on to me and the Silence from the Churches. There is no blame. It just keeps looping around.
Anna Blake (31 Jan 20): The truth is that we’re all inconvenient creatures. Calming signals take the blame out of behaviors. That’s what Preacher and the dogs like; they aren’t wrong for being who they are. Labels of good and bad lose importance because in the big picture, we’re all just breathing here together for a little while.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the pit is to shake it off and use the dirt to climb one step up. How do you do that? By always remembering that “I hardened his heart.” That every single hardship and challenge eclipsing your light and obstructing your spiritual growth has no substantive power of its own; it is really a husk that contains a Divine seed, a Divine energy, a Divine opportunity. It is merely another pathway in your journey to greatness.
Anna Blake (31 Jan 20): There aren’t so many of us now. Just three dogs. It’s Preacher Man’s yap-a-versary. He has the soul of a pirate, the athleticism of a flightless bird, and the voice of an operatic tenor having dental work without anesthesia. Barking is his superpower. Preacher appointed himself my Warrior-Guardian and as such, growl-yips at the Dude Rancher each time he comes within ten feet of me. If we are all in the same room Preacher does an impression of every siren he’s ever heard, nonstop without taking a breath. My life is that valuable to him. (His primary calming signals are tense agitation, looking away, licking his nose, the air, and yawning. Correcting any of these is cause for panic peeing, usually inside the house.)
Molly Baskette (31 Jan 20): Listening for, and looking for, God can be like that. God is present, throughout our frenetic busyness—but scarcely noticed until we start to actively pay attention, to tune in to God’s siren song amidst all the straight-up sirens of life.
Brat Journal (28 Jan 20): Last night as I was praying, my heart/mind kept looping. My head knows there is no breaking the goddamn SILENCE. But my heart and mind keep searching for a way through the wilderness anyway.
Micah 6:3 “O my people, what have I done to you? In what have I wearied you? Answer me!
Chabad.org: Is conflict avoidable?
Micah 6:1 Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
Brat (27 Jan 20, shared twice): The condition of our condition: truthinus.wordpress.com
Rev. Phil Hooper: But this is not the end of the encounter.
Molly Baskette (31 Jan 20): Ask yourself, “Where is the song here? What happens if I play it backwards? What is the secret message?” Wait for an answer, a divine communication. Remember that silence is sometimes how God sings, but there’s meaning and purpose even in what seems like no-answer.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter (30 Jan 20): Slaughtering the gods of our Enemies (Bo 5780)
Lana Vawser: The Lord showed me that fear and intimidation will cause many people to shy away from these opportunities, assignments, invitations and new realms that God is going to open up. Don’t partner with the intimidation. Partner with the Lord in obedience, because in your obedience to step into those places, you are going to be overwhelmed and overcome by the TANGIBLE presence and power of God.
Talitha Arnold (01 Feb 20): God’s gentle partners. Now that’s something to aspire to. That’s a true blessing—for us and this good earth.
Anna Blake (31 Jan 20): Like I said, we’re working out this sleeping together thing. Preacher is a worrier; too much anxiety to be so close, too much fear to go out of sight. The first few years, Preacher slept under the bed and darted out like a snapping turtle when needed. Then for years, he got off the bed as soon as I coaxed him up. Finally, a boudoir photo. Now a few mornings a week he’s still sleeping when I wake up at 4 am. Seems I’m a restless sleeper by human standards, but sleeping in a dogpile is a calming signal for me. Finny is already awake wondering if it’s breakfast yet. Jack tries to get under the covers one last time. Preacher is am-bark-tious, greeting the pre-dawn sky doing scales to warm his vocal cords.
Binyomin Adilman (in “Jail Call” 28 Jan 20): Rabbi Moshe Teitlebaum of Uhely (Yismach Moshe, Ki Tisa, p.188) writes that perhaps it is because they began keeping the Shabbat in Egypt. (See Tur Orach Chaim 281) Our sages have said that one who keeps Shabbat according to all its laws is forgiven from any transgressions, even if he served idols as heartily and enthusiastically as the generation of Enosh. (Shabbat 118b) Furthermore, in the place where baalei teshuva [penitents] stand, even perfect tzadikim are not granted admission. (Shabbat 34b) Therefore, at that critical moment, the Israelites were elevated by the mitzvah of Shabbat. They were thus permitted to carry out the mitzvah of taking the Pascal Lamb, at great personal risk, and thereby affected a resounding sanctification of G d’s name.
Revelation 15: 3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb:
“Great and marvelous are your deeds,
Lord God Almighty.
Just and true are your ways,
King of the nations.
Kathie Walters: Every move restores a truth, and it brings new songs and different ways of doing things. It brings vitality and excitement. God has His own purpose in a new season. Sometimes people are called for a season, but when the season is over, they don’t discern the change and carry on just the same. And the “good thing” becomes a hindrance to the “God thing.”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “The only thing limiting us until now has been ourselves. And Trump acknowledged that in this deal, stepping aside and telling us to act as an independent nation, something we have failed to do until now, especially regarding Judea and Samaria. It was fitting that we should have done so and would have prevented all the difficulties until now. But we didn’t and now Trump is telling us to act as a nation should. We can only hope that the Israeli government will listen to an outside party.”
Bill Yount: Like a “Chariot of Fire” we ascended upward penetrating through the very heavenlies – breaking through barriers of international proportion. I saw a mantle of unprecedented Evangelism falling to the earth. It seemed to slip right off the Father’s Throne. It was big enough for the whole earth to wrap itself twice in. The Glory of the Lord began covering the earth.
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