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Prayer for Mercy

27 Oct

Kathryn Hauser’s Reflection for 23 After Pentecost 27 Oct 2013
Prayer for Mercy
Lord, I rejoice in You for You have given us the “early rain” for Your vindication (Joel 2:23), as Johnny Enlow talked about on the Elijah List (22 Oct 2013.) You have poured down the abundant “rain,” first to the Church and then later to the prophets (v 23), just as You promised. The “threshing floors” of our souls are full of “grain” [issues] (v 24); the vats of opportunities for repentance overflow with “wine” [grace] and “oil” [mercy]. (v 24) You promised You would repay all which has been sent against us. (v 25) You said we would “eat” in plenty and be satisfied. (v 26) I praise Your Name, O God, for You have dealt wondrously with us. (v 26) We will never again be put to shame. (v 26) Make Yourself known in the midst of Israel. (v 27) You are the Lord our God and there is no other for us. (v 27) We bow humbly before You. Pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. (v 28) May we honor what Your sons and daughters prophesy. (v 28) May we celebrate the dreams that old men dream. (v 28) Embolden us to act responsibly on the visions that young men see. (v 28) Pour out Your Spirit upon us “working stiffs.” (v 29) You know our deeds and we have not denied Your Name. (Rev 3:8) You promised that everyone who calls on the Name of the LORD would be saved (Joel 2:32), not just eternal salvation, but salvation from our ego-selves and narcissism. And among the survivors of this collective Dark Night of the Soul shall be those whom You call. (v 32)
Praise is due You, O God, in Zion, Ruler of our hearts! (Psalm 65:1) To You our vows are performed. (v 1) O You Who answers prayer, draw all people to Yourself. To You all flesh shall come. (v 2) When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, forgive our transgressions. (v 3) I choose YOU! (v 4) Bring me near to live in Your courts. (v 4) We shall all be satisfied with the goodness of Your House, Your holy temple. (v 4) You have already answered us with deliverance by Your awesome deeds, O God of our salvation. (v 5) You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas (v 5), for everywhere we go, You are there, for You are inside us, and we are a part of You, just as families are interconnected. By Your strength You established the mountains (and governments.) (v 6) You silence the roaring “seas” of our worries, the clamoring of our anxiety, and the tumult of the panic of the people. (v 7) Even those who live at the farthest bounds of sanity are awed by Your miracles. (v 8) You make the gateways of morning clarity and evening rest shout within us for joy! (v 8) You visit the earth in our hearts, souls, minds, bodies, and spirits – in our whole being – and You “water” us with Your Living Water. (v 9) You enrich us. (v 9) The River of Your Spirit is full of “water,” O God, (v 9) to quench our parchedness. Truly, as a people, we have collectively gone through Your “winepress:”
Rev 14:20 They were trampled in the winepress [of conviction] outside the [religious] city, and [spiritual] blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.
Provide us with “grain” [recompense], for so You have prepared it. (Ps 65:9) You “water” its furrows abundantly so the worry ridges on our faces soften with Your showers of grace. (v 10) You bless our growth. (v 10) You crown our year with Your bounty. (v 11) The pastures of the spiritual wilderness overflow (v 12) when we seek solitude to commune with You. The “hills” of our understanding gird themselves with joy! (v 12) The meadows of seekers “clothe” themselves with flocks of the faithful when we gather together. (v 13) Lord, there is a faithful remnant out there, of that I am certain, even if I only know that by faith alone. The valleys of stress deck themselves with “grain” of hope. Grace and mercy shout and sing together for joy! (v 13)
The divine Dance was amazing to behold this week as it played itself out:
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm Lance Wallnau posted on Facebook:
“Some people will love you no matter what you do. Other’s will never love you no matter how hard you try. Go where the love is. What you honor increases, what you dishonor diminishes. If the Father is honoring you it would be foolish to persist in a direction where there is no receptivity. Going where the favor flows is like going where the Father is leading. Persisting in a direction where you are disrespected may actually be moving you in the wrong direction.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:04 am [From me to Lance:] Timely word, Lance. Thank you. I have tried sharing my story with homies to bridge the prophetic gap and it was received with what feels like contempt. Is there a way to share my story with you, as I feel love and receptivity flowing from your direction? ~kh
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:36 am From Lance Wallnau:
Start by asking them for their story and don’t do that till after you fed them. Then tell them your story.
Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm Rick Joyner posted on Facebook:
“Repentance is more than requesting forgiveness for our wrongs. Repentance is going back to where we missed the turn and getting back on the right road. It also often includes restitution for the wrongs that have caused injury to others. – Rick Joyner”
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 I responded to Rick: “Then please pray that the spirit of Denial is removed so that this may happen. ~kh”
At the same time, I had also continued the discussion with Lance Wallnau:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:37 am I could only find one comment box, so I responded to two participants in one box, regarding Lance’s statement:
Me to Lance: [Smile] I believe that I have done all of this. [Fed and shared.]
Me to Jodi Faith: Thank you for your response and engagement. (I love it!) I have tried to express myself as you suggest. [Being like an onlooker; skeptical of myself.] I am still literally seeking a way to share my story, and that is why I asked Lance, “Is there a way to share my story with you, as I feel love and receptivity flowing from your direction?” I have already asked for engagement through the website ‘Contact Us’ page and received silence. There seems to be a communication gap. My question was literal, rather than stylistic, however I can affirm that the onlooker approach truly does work. Maybe the issue of style versus literal was the issue that needed to come up today, so that the air could be cleared and Kudos could go back to God:
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! (Proverbs 15:23 NIV)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm Lance Wallnau posted a new piece on Facebook:
Lance: “Communication involves a sender and a receiver. If you are sending accurate content but the feeling is off, your message is compromised by the feeling you mixed into it. …
If God had His way, when you look into the mirror you would feel the feelings He has toward you. The “feeling tone” between you and yourself would resonate with dignity, not disappointment. You child of royalty, you ought to feel a deep and abiding self respect, not shame.”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:05 am Rick Joyner posted on Facebook:
The Lord made it clear in His Word that if we are to partake of His life, we must also partake of His death. – Rick Joyner
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:12 am Me to Lance Wallnau on Facebook: [Smile!] Thank you. I do! I celebrate that am a child of royalty, and do feel a deep and abiding self respect, not shame. I would also like to add that my message can also be compromised by the feelings that others mix into it via truth, projection, and denial, and not just by what I bring into it. This makes messaging all the more complicated with ample room for misinterpretation.
Chuck Pierce prophesied: “I am coming like the One that will tear down, laying the axe to the root of the tree against those structures that have been set against your gift and your call and your bloodline. I am laying the axe to the root of those trees that have grown along the bank of your bloodline.
“Today, the voice of My Blood is beginning to be released through My people! I will speak into their bloodline and call forth provision, peace, redemptive, salvation, and deliverance. I will cause My Bloodline to become your bloodline.
“I say into that battle – Jehovah Shalom now comes. Even now, I will overturn a seven-year reproach that has been creating confusion against you. (Over) that bankruptcy and breach that came into your life, I am coming to heal and cause you to have peace.
“Get ready, for I am going to upgrade your status! When you present the card that says ‘This is who I am’, I am going to cause angelic forces to cover over and say, ‘This is who they really are!’ – and to let you go through!
“Expect the unexpected phone call! Expect the phone call that will come and say, ‘We need to meet again.’ Expect the unexpected! (Over) the inheritance that’s been in confusion in your [spiritual] family where [priestly] brother has been against [prophetic] brother, and [religious] sister against [religious] brother, now expect the unexpected phone call for I am settling what needs to be settled so you can move forward.”
Me: The only thing missing is the laying on of hands in commissioning. Lance, if you talked with Chuck, then the two of you could gather Rick Joyner into the party and he could talk to my priest, which is really all I had asked of him in the beginning anyway. Are you following all this? Ask Steve Shultz if in doubt. There’s a spiritual party goin’ down and nobody should be left out. It is one big celebration! ~k
[Later thoughts – Sigh! — as my own doubts resurged, which weren’t there earlier: If they cannot meet with my priest, then open up dialogue with any “awake” priest or bishop! Prophets have connections. I don’t! Nor can I make it happen! I’ve tried!]
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm Lance Wallnau posted on Facebook: (Coincidence?)
“I just arrived at one of my favorite spiritual locations on earth. A property that is the symbol of America’s restoration. Heritage Village is the former PTL base that crashed under an attack from Jezebel to destroy the momentum of believers. Heritage USA was destined to become a Family Entertainment destination, and Pat Robertson had just won 6 Primaries in his bid for the White House. WHAM! The enemy hit back and the property and momentum of revival fell with it.

Rick Joyner [!] stepped in a few years ago and began the restoration. I am meeting NOW with Marc Nuttle who ran Pat Robertson’s campaign. He and Rick Joyner and I will talk all day before KBA (the KINGDOM BUSINESS ASSOCIATION) opens it’s conference tomorrow night.”
[I pray on them healing, restoration, blessing, favor, grace, and mercy!]
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm Lance Wallnau posted on Facebook:
There is a promise for you in the Bible that you do not need to worry about what you shall say or how you shall answer because God is going to give you the words you need.

This promise was given to the disciples in order to encourage them when confronted by kings and rulers. It applies however to any situation where the demands of the conversation are greater than your ability.

God delights to speak through you. — with Joe Thackery.
[And still we cannot have a conversation…Hmmm…Sometimes I feel like a wallflower at a junior high dance! And yet Jeff Jansen had told us to keep dancing:
“As we are moving back into a season of the Open Door, God is sending His army to assist us. We need to dance, dance, dance into this new season with great expectation, and God’s angels will be with us to protect, guide and deliver us – but we have to keep dancing!”
My prayer: Holy Spirit, by Your sweet Wind draw us all off the sidelines and gather us into Your divine waltz!]
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm Rick Joyner posted on Facebook (and I “liked” it):
False prophets use their gifts and the people for themselves. True prophets use their gifts and give themselves for the people. – Rick Joyner
Friday, October 25, 2013 I sensed a collective cry for Wisdom accompanying Bobby Conner’s posting on the Elijah List.
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm Victoria Boyson posted on Facebook (catch the layers of Arc Speak as we say the same thing; I “liked” what she said):
When Solomon built the temple [!] in Jerusalem, he did so because he believed God would come into His temple [!] (2 Chronicles 7:1-2). He made it elaborate and as worthy of God [!] as possible. Not because he wanted to try and draw God in to it, no, he made it glorious because he knew without a doubt that God would soon fill the temple [!].

Solomon wanted very much to please God [!] and make Him happy [!]. He expected God to come [!] and we must do the same [!]. We must prepare a place for Him in our hearts [!] that is so full of love [!] it is worthy of Him [!].
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm In the comment box to Victoria’s statement, a follower (Richard Cerchia) had honestly cried back to her and this was probably the climax of our collective Golgotha-like journey as Richard boldly put words to the cosmic struggle:
“HOW am I supposed to do that? I am already defeated before i start….”
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm Lance Wallnau posted on Facebook (and I “liked” it):
Here is a great exercise. In any field 80% of the results come from 20% of the activities. If you want to grow in any area you need to prune the tree of the less productive 80%. Here’s the trick…understand that the new growth doesn’t show up till the space is created for new fruit. Apply this to your spiritual life, business, quality of family time… Everything.

Jesus said: “This is my Fathers desire, that you bear MUCH FRUIT and that your fruit should remain”

And …. “Every tree that bears fruit My Father prunes.”

The two verses are connected in the 80/20 rule.

Make sense?

Lance
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:10 am Tokyo time A 7.3 earthquake hit Japan’s east coast and worried everyone who’s been praying for Mother Earth and the crippled Fukushima nuclear site. There were no reports of damage. (Coincidence? Or God’s mercy!)
Rev 16:17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple [!] came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!” 18 Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake [!]. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. 19 The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered [!] Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20 Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. 21 From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
Hello? We’ve been through this before. The earth and spiritual realms have both already experienced the Seventh Angel pouring out his bowl into the air. (v 17) A loud voice out of the temple has already spoken “IT IS DONE!” (v 17) We have already experienced the spiritual “lightning” (v 18) of revelation. We’ve gone through “rumblings” (v 18) and grumblings of anger, pettiness, bitterness, denial, and avoidance which followed thereafter. And we got a snoot full of “peals of [spiritual] thunder” (v 18) which God answered back to the complaining and kvetching. Japan already had the devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011, the likes of which we had never seen before. (v 18) And at that time God had said “IT IS DONE!” Truly He had! And the Church didn’t see the connection, even though she was told. Nonetheless, God is still on the move. Now it is 2 ½ years later. If it was “DONE” back then, and the Church did NOTHING even though she knew, does that not show God’s mercy? The number two can signify completion, like Alpha and Omega and the completion of a cycle. We have already seen Jerusalem split into three parts (v 19) between the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Now the religious “city” is split in three with those who are still “asleep” in their own denial, those who are still seeking (…and ever seeking because they don’t have the courage to get off the fence and take a stance), and those who are “awake” but still frozen. And the cities of the nations are truly collapsing. (v 19) Meanwhile, all the Church and prophets seem to be able to do is just preach and prophesy at each other. BUT …
“God remembered Babylon the Great.” (v 19)
Father, I am grateful that You remembered! Peter (the Rock upon whom You built Your Church (Mt 16:18)) denied You three times. So has the Church-as-collective-conglomerate done the same with me in three major cycles. They have not denied Your Name (Rev 3:8), as it should be! I understand Your wrath and You have given us the “cup filled with wine.” (Rev 16:19) And whine we did! PLEASE also remember Your MERCY! You promised that he who overcomes You would make a pillar in Your temple, and he would never leave it. (Rev 3:12)
Father, I have given back to You what You have given me, as generously as I could afford. (Sirach 35:12) I know You are the One Who repays. You promised You would repay me sevenfold. (v 13) There are Seven Churches. I am still praying for healing, unity, and reconciliation after all these years of parking and praying for them. You said:
“Today, the voice of My Blood is beginning to be released through My people! I will speak into their bloodline and call forth provision, peace, redemptive, salvation, and deliverance. I will cause My Bloodline to become your bloodline.” (Chuck Pierce, 23 Oct 13)
Lord, I ask You to come into my bloodline. Blood cries out. No one can bribe through blood. God, I did not offer You a bribe, for You would not accept it. (Sirach 35:14) Besides, how could I bribe You, when everything I have is from You in the first place? I offered You my blood. You told me not to rely on a dishonest (not honest, false, pretentious) sacrifice (v 15) and I didn’t. You are the Judge and You show no partiality. (v 15) I stuck close to You. So, Father, I am relying on Your fairness and justice. (v 16) Being poor myself (because I gave everything to You just as You asked me to,) I know You show no partiality to the poor. (v 16) Poverty is not the issue. It is being “poor in spirit” (aka humble) that is the issue. (Mt 5:3) I didn’t make a vow to Poverty, I made a vow to You, Jesus! But You did promise to listen to the prayer of one who is wronged! (Sirach 35:16) You promised that You would not ignore the supplication of the orphan or the widow when she pours out her complaint! (v 17) The Church left me as an “orphan” and the prophets left me as a “widow.” It is what it is. And still I have loved them. O how I have loved them!
Although our iniquities testify against us, please act, for Your Name’s sake. (Jeremiah 14:7) Our crimes are many and we have sinned against You. (v 7) O Hope of Israel, our Savior in time of trouble, why should You be like a stranger in the land, or a traveler who stays only for the night? (v 8) Why should You be like someone confused (v 9), like a mighty Warrior who cannot give help? (v 9) You promised that every “island” [of separation] would flee away and the “mountains” [of judgments and jealousies] could not be found (Rev 16:20) after You remembered Babylon the Great (and is our babbling on and on not great?) and we have received the “cup” You gave her. (v 19) So will You remember now? You, O LORD, really ARE in the midst of us, and we are called by Your Name! (Jer 14:9) Do not forsake us! (v 9) Make Yourself look good! You promised by Your own mouth:
Jeremiah 23:3 But the remnant of My flock I Myself will gather from all the countries where I have dispersed them, and will bring them back to their pastures: they shall be fruitful and increase in numbers. 4 I will raise up shepherds to look after them and pasture them; no fear, no terror for them any more; not one shall be lost—it is Yahweh who speaks! (Jerusalem Bible)
You say in today’s lectionary readings:
Jeremiah 14:10 Thus says the LORD concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet [anchored]; therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins. (NRSV)
Lord, I understand that we have wandered. Please remember in Your mercy that unacceptable behavior doesn’t mean a mom doesn’t accept her child. Love the child, not the behavior. We were not strong in our faith or in our confidence, but we have kept Your word and we did not deny Your Name. (Rev 3:8)
Jeremiah 14:19 Have You completely rejected Judah? Does Your heart loathe Zion? Why have You struck us down so that there is no healing for us? We look for peace, but find no good; for a time of healing, but there is terror instead.
Father, You promised:
Jeremiah 33:14 (Jerusalem Bible) “See, the days are coming—it is Yahweh who speaks—when I am going to fulfill the promise I made to the House of Israel and the House of Judah:
15 “In those days and at that time, I will make a virtuous Branch grow for David, who shall practice honesty and integrity in the land. 16 In those days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell in confidence. And this is the name the city will be called:
Yahweh-our-Integrity.””
We acknowledge our wickedness and rebellion, O LORD. (Jer 14:20) We share in the iniquity of our ancestors (v 20), for we have sinned against You. (v 20) Please do not spurn us, for Your Name’s sake. (v 21) Do not dishonor Your glorious Throne. (v 21) Remember and do not break Your covenant with us. (v 21) If Jeremiah could not break the covenant with You, then how can we?
Jeremiah 33:19 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 20 “This is what the LORD says: ‘If you can break My covenant with the day and My covenant with the night, so that day and night no longer come at their appointed time, 21 then My covenant with David My servant—and My covenant with the Levites who are priests ministering before Me—can be broken and David will no longer have a descendant to reign on his throne. 22 I will make the descendants of David My servant [ie prophets] and the Levites who minister before Me [priests] as countless as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’” (cf Rev 5:10)
23 The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 24 “Have you not noticed that these people are saying, ‘The LORD has rejected the two kingdoms [priests and prophets] He chose’? (YES, I have noticed!) So they despise My people and no longer regard them as a nation [of believers]. 25 This is what the LORD says: ‘If I have not made My covenant with day and night and established the laws of heaven and earth, 26 then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David My servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’”
Lord, why do You do that? You speak in the negative to make a positive point! I find that irritating sometimes! And You say I’m wordy? But I’m a girl. I’m supposed to be wordy. It comes naturally. But You, Your point was: “For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.” So please have MERCY! You said:
Isaiah 48:9 (Jerusalem Bible) For the sake of My Name I have deferred My anger, for the sake of My honor I curbed it; I did not destroy you. [Thank You.]
10 And now I have put you in the fire like silver, I have tested you in the furnace of distress. [Yep; we’re distressed!]
11 For My sake and My sake only have I acted – is My Name to be profaned? Never will I yield My glory to another.
Forgive us, Father. Your Name is not to be profaned. All the glory goes to You. I would like nothing more than to dwell all the time in Your lovely Place, O LORD of Hosts! (Psalm 84:1) My soul longs for, and indeed faints for, Your courts. (v 2) Even though I am still sequestered in my car-as-mobile-hermitage, my heart and my flesh sing for joy to You, my Living God! (v 2)
Psalm 84:3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at Your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.
Since the sparrows and swallows get nests, can an Anchoress have a hermitage in which to anchor? I belong in a church, not in my car. I would be über-happy to live in Your House, and to be ever-singing Your praise! (v 4) I am happy that my strength is in You, and Your heart is my highway to Zion. (v 5) As I have gone through the valley of “Baca” [sorrows, weeping], I know You are making it a place of springs. (v 6) The “early rain” of confrontation with the Church will cover it with pools (v 6) of truth and gladness. I will go from strength to strength (v 7) by Your grace. You are the God of gods Who will be seen in Zion. (v 7)
Chuck Pierce prophesied (23 Oct 13):
“When you present the card that says ‘This is who I am’, I am going to cause angelic forces to cover over and say, ‘This is who they really are!’ – and to let you go through!”
Well, the “card” is presented! Let the angelic forces cover, anoint, confirm, and affirm! And let me go through! I am a bride to the Bride. The prophets (the “latter rain”) are supposed to storm the Church castle and practice the Love they’ve learned by bringing it to the Church. They are supposed to bring the Church back into the fold, and not just stand outside the pen and preach at them. The prophets must physically come to me so that we can do this together.
This week I received two emails where the prophets were screaming “FALSE CHURCH!” at the Churches. And meanwhile, the Churches are screaming back “FALSE PROPHETS!” at the prophets. [Sigh. Father, forgive us for we really know not what we do! (Lk 23:34) Really! We haven’t a clue!] Falsehood and Truth are reconciled by loving Deeds from hearts poured out in active mercy. It is an active LOVE that will bridge the gap. As for me, I have already been poured out as a libation (2 Timothy 4:6), and I trust the time of my “departure” from this mere existence in my car-as-anchorage while I pray for the reconciliation of the Churches, will soon come to full LIFE as You have promised, Lord. I have fought the good fight (v 7) of praying daily in my car since 01 August 2007. I have finished the race (v 7), as ratty as it was. I have kept the faith. (v 7) I have prayed down Denial, Arrogance, Pride, Jezebel, and all the Goons of Hell. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which You, Lord, my Righteous Judge, will give me, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for Your appearing (v 8) as we wait for You. Bring on Your full Kingdom! At my first defense (and second!) no one came to my support, but all deserted me. (v 16) May it not be counted against them! (v 16) But YOU stood by me, Lord, and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles (the Church and the prophets) might hear it. (v 17) So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. (v 17) YOU have rescued me from every evil attack and saved me for Your heavenly Kingdom (v 18) in whatever way that means. Personally I’m not a big fan of the Deferment Plan. I still believe that I am Your bride to the Bride, and You promised to bring Your Kingdom in heaven to earth as we have been praying in The Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:10) for centuries, and which You promised to the loving overcomers of the Church of Brotherly Love (“Philly”) in Rev 3:12.
To YOU be all the glory forever and ever! Amen! (v 18) Just because You sent me to some who trusted in themselves and they thought they were righteous in their own eyes but regarded others with contempt (Luke 18:9), doesn’t mean there aren’t others whom You’ve called as Your own to bridge the gap. Anyone who has never experienced contempt would not necessarily know what it feels like. It is godawful and comparisons, judgments, bitter sarcasm, and prickly red energy comes out of nowhere (and everywhere). Assumptions are flung like mud on a pig farm. Really, there’s no way to describe it. All one can say is, “Lord, have MERCY on us!” Be merciful to me, a sinner! (v 13) Jesus, only You hold the rank as sinless, for You were delivered over to death for our sins (Romans 4:25) and rose again so that we all could enjoy New LIFE! (Rev 1:5) How cool is that?! New Life, not just existence or waiting on some heavenly Deferment Plan! Lord, You paid the price because we couldn’t. We are in Your debt and honor. And to YOU, Father, goes ALL the glory! Amen.

23 After Pentecost 27 Oct 2013 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14
Joel 2:23-32
2:23 O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the LORD your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the later rain, as before.

2:24 The threshing floors shall be full of grain, the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

2:25 I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent against you.

2:26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

2:27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is no other. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

2:28 Then afterward I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.

2:29 Even on the male and female slaves, in those days, I will pour out my spirit.

2:30 I will show portents in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.

2:31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.

2:32 Then everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the LORD calls.

Psalm 65
65:1 Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed,

65:2 O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come.
65:3 When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.

65:4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

65:5 By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

65:6 By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.

65:7 You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.

65:8 Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.

65:9 You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it.

65:10 You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth.

65:11 You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.

65:12 The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy,

65:13 the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.

Sirach 35:12-17
35:12 Give to the Most High as he has given to you, and as generously as you can afford.

35:13 For the Lord is the one who repays, and he will repay you sevenfold.

35:14 Do not offer him a bribe, for he will not accept it;

35:15 and do not rely on a dishonest sacrifice; for the Lord is the judge, and with him there is no partiality.

35:16 He will not show partiality to the poor; but he will listen to the prayer of one who is wronged.

35:17 He will not ignore the supplication of the orphan, or the widow when she pours out her complaint.

Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
14:7 Although our iniquities testify against us, act, O LORD, for your name’s sake; our apostasies indeed are many, and we have sinned against you.

14:8 O hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be like a stranger in the land, like a traveler turning aside for the night?

14:9 Why should you be like someone confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot give help? Yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not forsake us!

14:10 Thus says the LORD concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet; therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.

14:19 Have you completely rejected Judah? Does your heart loathe Zion? Why have you struck us down so that there is no healing for us? We look for peace, but find no good; for a time of healing, but there is terror instead.

14:20 We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the iniquity of our ancestors, for we have sinned against you.

14:21 Do not spurn us, for your name’s sake; do not dishonor your glorious throne; remember and do not break your covenant with us.

14:22 Can any idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Is it not you, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for it is you who do all this.

Psalm 84:1-7
84:1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

84:2 My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

84:3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

84:4 Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise. Selah

84:5 Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

84:6 As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

84:7 They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
4:6 As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come.

4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

4:8 From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

4:16 At my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them!

4:17 But the Lord stood by me and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.

4:18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and save me for his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Luke 18:9-14
18:9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:

18:10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

18:11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

18:12 I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’

18:13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’

18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”

Seed of Man

20 Oct

Kathryn Hauser’s Reflection for 22 After Pentecost 20 October 2013
Part One
Teach
Larry sulked into the kitchen where Grandma was stirring chicken soup at the stove.
“Why the long face?” asked Grandma.
“Just havin’ trouble with a bully,” he said, “And I don’t know what to do.”
“Your grandfather is in the study. Why don’t you go talk to him?” she offered.
[Knock, knock.]
“Sergeant? May I talk to you?” asked Larry.
“Certainly, my Boy! What’s on your mind?” replied the grandfather.
“What do you do when a bully won’t stop even after you’ve done everything you can think of?” asked Larry.
“You’ve got to stand up for yourself! I didn’t raise my grandson to be a wimp!”
Larry exhaled slowly through his lips. He saw where this was going. Grandpa’s idea of “Love thy neighbor” was to “Teach Them a Lesson!” Larry was a good teenager, intelligent, conscientious, and reverent. He tried so hard not to roll his eyes.
After enduring another lecture Larry started to leave and Grandpa asked, “Oh, by the way, who is the bully?”
“My Sunday School teacher,” and with that Larry walked out and gently closed the door behind him.
Larry went into his bedroom and pulled out the vinyl record of “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” His own grandfather had a way of making lonely hearts out of everything because he had a lesson to teach everybody, but never had room in his own heart to receive the fresh.
On Saturday Larry ran into his Grandpa Jacob at Home Depot. (Larry was one of those rare kids who grew up with both sets of grandparents living in the same town.) After hand-shakes and hugs, Grandpa Jacob asked Larry how things were going. Larry told him about the bully. Then Grandpa did an amazing thing. He said, “I’ll go with you to Sunday School tomorrow morning.” And that was what he did.
Part Two
The Seed of Man
I stopped writing. The Holy Spirit had done a swirling tickle and this story had sprung up out of my Creative Place. I waited for more to emerge.
Nothing happened. I prayed.
I waited a day.
And another day.
Then one evening in prayer I was besieged by a spirit of Acedia. Boredom set in. My muscles became tense. My legs started bouncing independently of my will. I was antsy. I couldn’t settle down. The next day I pulled out the lectionary readings again:
Jeremiah 31:27 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals.
I had understood that the “seed of humans” means faith, because we all are born with a seed of faith. (Gal 3:8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.”)
The “seed of animals” I had understood as our sense of safety. Animals view the world through eyes of being Safe or Unsafe.
Living a life of faith can make one feel both safe and unsafe. I had shared my story with four of the prophets on Tuesday (15 Oct 13) and could not even get an acknowledgement of receipt from any of them. The “seed of animal” stirred within me as I felt unsafe. I had to rely on faith that the “seed of humans” connected with the same faith that I have, and that we all share a common faith. Even while the Grand Silence continues…
I looked back at the little parable I’d penned earlier in the week and thought of how unsafe bullies feel. They put on tough armor, but they are frightened. I had on my armor quite nicely, thank you. On Wednesday (16 Oct 13) Rick Joyner had posted a one-liner on Facebook that made me do a double-take:
“Pride leaves a breach in our armor that the enemy can easily penetrate. – Rick Joyner”
Suddenly I got a HUGE tsunami-wave of Loneliness and Discouragement which washed over me. I yelled at God: “These endless words mean nothing without real connection!” Moments earlier on that same day I had felt buoyed in God’s grace while I was working on finishing another project. God’s grace had been tender, alive, and fluid. Then I had shifted to this sterile screen of scrolling words on Facebook and felt sick from the loneliness.
I cried out, “GOD! I am sooo BORED with these people! Please give me real people! Today!” In a flash, I connected to my prayer time of last night. I had had a FIT of Acedia. My head knows that Acedia (boredom, restlessness, apathy) is the last in the list of the Seven Deadly Sins.
[Insert: Definition of ACEDIA: apathy, boredom. Origin of ACEDIA. Late Latin, from Greek akēdeia, from a-+ kēdos care, grief — more at hate. First Known Use: 1607
ACEDIA (Latin, acedia) (from Greek ακηδία) is the neglect to take care of something that one should do. It is translated to apathetic listlessness; depression …
noun 1. sloth ( def 1 ) . Compare deadly sins. 2. laziness or indifference in religious matters.]
I yelled at God, “WHAT??” God pursed His lips and said nothing.
I had gone to bed the night before with the Goon of Acedia panting outside my bedroom door. Geez, that’s got to be one of the worst Goons on the block!
Now this morning I connected last night’s Acedia with this morning’s, “GOD! I am sooo BORED with these people!” The Holy Spirit took my head and pointed my face at the word “PRIDE.”
“WHAT??” I yelled again.
I think Rick must have prayed a seal of purity around his words before he posted them, because projection had no power. I was able to see my own pride for what it was. The breach in my own armor was that I had used scripture to call Rick a name in my writings. OMG! I had sinned against God and man by doing that! I had used sacred scripture as a weapon in a demeaning and disrespectful way. I am so sorry! I am sorry, God! I am sorry, Rick! Please forgive me!
The next morning (Friday, 18 Oct 13) I got back on Facebook and wrote in the comment box:
Rick, I publically confess that I have sinned against God and you when I used scripture as a weapon to call you names out of my own frustration. That behavior was wrong of me and unbecoming of a lady. I am sorry. Please forgive me. ~Kathryn Hauser
All day Friday I felt like I was being held in an energetic vice grip or in a python crush. And Saturday morning I woke up with a migraine from hell. Since I don’t “live” on my computer or phone all day, I logged on to see what was happening in the cyber world, as this is the only way I have of finding out what the prophets and Church are doing. I only do this check-in in the mornings AFTER I’ve spent writing time with God first. God writes on my heart. I live by the principles spoken in
Jeremiah 31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
31:34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm Rick Joyner posted his daily afternoon one-liner on Facebook:
If we ever get deceived or misled, we cannot blame anyone but ourselves for not knowing His voice better. – Rick Joyner
There was no indication that he (or anyone) saw my confession from earlier. Ok. Doesn’t matter. Confession is not so much about the other person, as it is in making things right within oneself and with God. I had wrestled with God and man and had (maybe?) prevailed (Gen 32:28) within myself, but I didn’t know what that meant yet. I still didn’t know the angel’s name. I knew the sensation, the agitation, the physical reaction displayed as I wrestled with Acedia, but I was not certain this was the Angel.
“Please tell me your name!” (v 29) I called to the angel.
The spirit flows and dodges; attitudes come and go, assignments are shifted and lifted. Every time this angel comes back we wrestle with the old into the new.
“Why is it that you ask my name?” (v 29) the angel calls back.
With me, it usually isn’t until later, when after the dust settles, that I find out the motive. Why? The name itself, the angel’s name for that segment of the journey through which we have just tussled, changes like chapter titles in a book. But until then he blesses me. Sometimes the blessings hurt. Just the same, I couldn’t make it on this journey without this angel’s blessing. It’s just too hard and exhausting otherwise! The angel blesses me and I bless the angel back! What else can I do? Jesus had said:
Luke 18:8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”
Is believing in angels a leap of faith? I know other ordinary people who have lived their lives by faith. They believe in angels and it doesn’t detract or distract from their belief in Jesus Christ. When Jesus does come back to live on Earth again, I just know He will find faith. His House is built on faith. The next question is ‘How will He make a home out of the House that He has built?’ As I pondered that question the Great Sadness continued as I saw more advertisements for prophetic events cross my computer screen. With all the prophetic events and seminars taking place nowadays, they are merely entertainment when one does not have a community back at home with whom to share what one has experienced. What was that about “The House that Jack Built…”?
Part Three
“This Is the House That Jack Built…”
This is the house that Jack built.
by Mother Goose ~
This is the house that Jack built.
This is the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.
This is the farmer sowing his corn,
That kept the cock that crowed in the morn,
That waked the priest all shaven and shorn,
That married the man all tattered and torn,
That kissed the maiden all forlorn,
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
That tossed the dog,
That worried the cat,
That killed the rat,
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

22 After Pentecost 20 Oct 2013 Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
Jeremiah 31:27-34
31:27 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals.

31:28 And just as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring evil, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD.

31:29 In those days they shall no longer say: “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.”

31:30 But all shall die for their own sins; the teeth of everyone who eats sour grapes shall be set on edge.

31:31 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.

31:32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt–a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD.

31:33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

31:34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.

Psalm 119:97-104
119:97 Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long.

119:98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.

119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation.

119:100 I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.

119:101 I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word.

119:102 I do not turn away from your ordinances, for you have taught me.

119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.

Genesis 32:22-31
32:22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.

32:23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had.

32:24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

32:25 When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.

32:26 Then he said, “Let me go, for the day is breaking.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go, unless you bless me.”

32:27 So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”

32:28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.”

32:29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.

32:30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved.”

32:31 The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.

Psalm 121
121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills– from where will my help come?

121:2 My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

121:3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

121:4 He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

121:5 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade at your right hand.

121:6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

121:7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

121:8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it,

3:15 and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

3:16 All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

3:17 so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you:

4:2 proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.

4:3 For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires,

4:4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.

4:5 As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.

Luke 18:1-8
18:1 Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.

18:2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.

18:3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’

18:4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone,

18:5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'”

18:6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.

18:7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?

18:8 I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them. And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

Slaying the Dragons

13 Oct

Kathryn Hauser’s Reflection for 21 After Pentecost 13 October 2013
Slaying the Dragons
Lord, please breathe Your Holy Spirit into my sincere prayers as I seek the welfare of the city and country where You have sent me into exile. (Jer 29:7) I pray to You on “Babylon’s” behalf. (v 7) I know that in its welfare I will find my welfare. (v 7) Not a welfare State, mind you, but a state of fairing well. I breathe prayers of healing and only good. I have reached out again and again (and again) this week to engage; pressing ever toward Forward Movement into the Great Harvest, seeking clarity and well-being, so that we could “eat” together what our “gardens” have produced. (v 5) As we connect to our roots in this garden, I ask You, Lord, for our godly inheritance to come alive in a new way. Holy Spirit, unlock these blessings in our generation now.
The Silence from the prophets continues…
This week I first asked for contact and engagement with two of the prophets, then focused on just one (twice), then to another, then to several more on Facebook, then in an email blast. From the outside looking in the outreach looked like spokes on a chariot wheel. The message is clear. I am asking for a woman prophet to read what I write. Just one. (Lk 17:15)
One.
I really gave it my best effort in avoiding Naaman’s habit. (2 Kings 5) I did my best to present myself to God as one approved by Him, as one who has no need to be ashamed, and as rightly explaining the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15) I have no control over how the word is received. No one ever does. But I did my best to explain what I understood.
Father-Church has “locked” Rapunzel in a tower of isolation and wants nothing to do with me. That is not surprising as a prophet is not welcome in her own hometown.
Lk 4:24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.
I engaged the Burning Bush in total commitment on 14 May 2008 and released Anchored in Christ on 14 August 2010 as God had asked me to do, and there’s been “severe [spiritual] famine” for the last 3 ½ intense years. It just is what it is. I didn’t make this up.
Then this week my ancient computer fussed and froze and crashed. It can’t keep up. It’s a lot like me. I can’t keep up either, especially when I’m like Rapunzel “locked” in the Church-as-Father’s castle tower. I let my hair down to the Knights in shining armor (‘the Sons of Issachar’). I dropped my handky from the pinnacle and asked, “Can you catch it?”
And the prophets went ablaze talking about how God is moving with His holy Fire. Well, yes, He IS! So, I guess His fire burned the handky, and we still can’t talk about it.
I received more SILENCE. And still no direct engagement with even ONE.
Maybe there were too many knots in Rapunzel’s hair. I thought I was clear, but maybe I wasn’t. Even if I wasn’t, why were there no more questions to untangle the knots?
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 10:40 am I emailed “Rapunzel” to Bobby Conner. In it I said:
“Now Ezekiel 10:1-8 is fulfilled:
Ezekiel 10:1 I looked, and I saw the likeness of a throne of lapis lazuli above the vault that was over the heads of the cherubim [administrators]. [Doesn’t that make you think of the expanse of the Texan sky?]
2 The LORD said to the [wo]man clothed in linen [I’m the one with the writer’s kit (Ez 9:2)], “Go in among the wheels [computers] beneath [!—and I did go beneath] the cherubim [administrators]. [And so it was.] Fill your hands with burning coals [righteousness] from among the cherubim [administrators] and scatter them over the [spiritual] city.” And as I [Ezekiel] watched, [s]he went in.
3 Now the cherubim [‘Sons of Issachar’ administrators] were standing on the south [!—Southern USA, ie Texas (you, Bobby, Lance Wallnau), Alabama (Paul Keith), etc] side of the temple when the [wo]man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. 4 Then the glory of the LORD rose from above the cherubim [administrators] and moved to the threshold of the temple [Church]. The cloud filled the temple, and the [Lance-a-Lot] court was full of the radiance of the glory of the LORD. [Don’t you guys see how precious you are??] 5 The sound of the wings of the cherubim [yep, there was a lot of flappin’ that could be heard, that’s for sure!] could be heard as far away as the outer court [the Church-as-Institution], like the voice of God Almighty when he speaks.
6 When the LORD commanded the [wo]man in linen, “Take fire [inspiration] from among the wheels [postings on computers], from among the cherubim [administrators],” [Bobby, Do you “see” the Elijah List network in that phrase?] the [wo]man went in and stood beside a wheel. [I have been tethered to this computer (“wheel”) in order to complete God’s directive to me with my calling to “Share the journey.” AND, I am also standing beside YOU, Bobby!] 7 Then one [! –See, ONE! Finally Someone!] of the cherubim [administrators] reached out [!—Whew!] his hand to the fire [inspiration, me, Rapunzel, or maybe I should be called “Inky,” since I’m the one with the writer’s kit?] that was among them. He took up some of it [the story of the Knights of the Round Table] and put it into the hands of the [wo]man in linen, who took it and went out. [Golly, maybe Rapunzel finally does get out of her father’s castle tower after all!] 8 (Under the wings of the cherubim could be seen what looked like human hands.)”
Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! (Lk 17:13)
Where we extend mercy we will find mercy, for in its welfare we will find welfare. (Jer 29:7)
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 12:24 pm Journal: So now I am praying for well-being to be showered on to one person. I am drenching that person with well-being prayers, even though I don’t know who s/he is. In the gospel lesson ONE leper (a Samaritan Lk 17:16) returns to Jesus and praises God in a loud voice for being healed. (v 15) And in the First Reading the Lord tells us to pray to the LORD for the welfare of the city (other translations say “country”) where He exiled us, for in their welfare we will find welfare.
Jer 29:7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
I have been exiled into the Grand Silence where the prophets and I cannot communicate. That is my City of Exile. So I pray to the Lord on the peoples’ behalf. It is through the computer (“wheels” Ez 10:2) that the Great Harvest is ignited and spread. It is through the computer where I “share my journey.” The computer has also been my cross. It is supposed to be only a tool. I would not turn it into an idol. It is the “Beast out of the Earth” (Rev 13) just as God had revealed to me through the divine download when I wrote Anchored in Christ (2010). The “beast” is not the computer itself, but the obsessions surrounding it.
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Bob and Bonnie Jones were posted on the Elijah List. They talked about a “second birthing” and I believe this, too. Bonnie wrote:
“Bob was handed a huge white egg, and as it was placed in his hand it began to hatch open. As he drew closer to examine the egg, he saw that it had fire inside and it was like a birthing of fire.
This egg represents a new birthing and new life because it represents the second birthing of the baptism of fire. This baptism will be far greater than Pentecost and more powerful than Azusa Street of recent times. I believe we’re all getting ready to be birthed a second time in fire. This was the timing, and we will see the fire of God this year (see Hebrews 6:5).”
This is a counter-balance to the “second death” which the archetypal Church in Smyrna faces (Rev 2:11), just as we all do in a spiritual metamorphosis. Smyrna hangs on by faith. (v 10) Collectively we are shedding our old faith and birthing the new. The reading from 2 Timothy 2:8-15 is an overlay on top of Smyrna. What Paul went through, Smyrna goes through. On our collective way to the New Jerusalem between the regions of “Samaria” [faith-filled expanded believers] and “Galilee” [faith-filled Fundamentalists] (Lk 17:11), I entered a cyber “village” and the prophets kept their distance. (v 12) All of us kept crying out.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:41 am I wrote on Facebook in the comment box where the Elijah List had posted Bob and Bonnie Jones’ word from yesterday:
[Me:] “Simple Request: Among all the prophets, what I have been asking for is engagement; for someone to read my journey; preferably a woman standing with the ‘Sons of Issachar’. However, this request seems to be a “white stone” (Rev 2:17) among them, rather than a “white egg” that Bob saw. After 3 ½ years of outreach, I still receive only silence. Please repair the breach, for I, too, am ready to see the “second birth” of the Church-as-Bride. ~kh”
Jesus’ message to us is still the same: “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” As you go you will be made clean (v 14), for it is in the action behind belief where faith is made manifest and rebirths into new Life. The prophets must go to the priests. The priests will not go to the prophets. What are you waiting for? What answer has Yahweh given you? (Jer 23:37) What has Yahweh said? (v 37)
[Golgotha-like] Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:22 am [!] Journal: Round three (at least). The demonic smoke alarm chirped its sharp chirp outside my bedroom door. I went into the hallway to investigate. Dad had hung the newer alarm (a carbon monoxide poisoning detector) on the door of the furnace next to the old smoke alarm, so that both hung side-by-side. Dad marked on the old one that he had purchased it in 1984. Was it the old or the new one that was making this infernal noise? I stood and looked at the two “beasts” daring them to sound again. Chicken! They said nothing. My attention wavered. I was sleepy but agitated. Suddenly one chirped! Damn. I didn’t see which one. I had to stand there longer. I said a prayer for help to silence this demonic loop once and for all. I had already slain the dragon of the old noisy smoke alarm dad had moved to the garage. I had gutted the innards of this dragon and had slayed the beast victoriously, removing its batteries and rendering it noiseless. Yeah! Go me! But then Dad put the batteries back in and moved it to the garage. That only made the alarm go off in the garage. The computer room is right off the garage and is separated only by a thin wall. That shrill, sharp BEEP! chops up my concentration and sends me screaming in this random torture. It won’t shut up! Any more than the neurotic yapping dogs or crows! I cannot have noise interfering with my relationship with God and I need it quiet to “hear” Him! These chirping alarms, yappers, and crows block my intimacy with God. It’s like the alarms chirp to announce they are doing their jobs. It’s like they’re saying: “Look, I’m here!” I want to scream back: “Well, damn it! You don’t have to announce that you are on duty! Just show up when you’re needed!” This feels like an overlay of the Church.
Now I had to slay this other noisy dragon in the hallway: First the one relegated to the garage, and now the one in the hallway. And the maddening thing is that we’ve been through all this before!! And again! And one more time! [Growl…] I gut the innards of this dragon, too, and slayed it victoriously, removing its batteries and rendering it noiseless! Ho, Valiant Princess Warrior that I am! God bless Saint George who slayed the dragon! [Gee, Kim, how many set backs before we get to the set up? The Israelites waited 400 years, and Saint George slayed the dragon 1700 years ago! So, are we done yet?]
Because of the exact time, I remembered John Kilpatrick’s word, which the Elijah List had posted on Monday, 07 October 2013
The Lord of Hosts Revelatory Word given to John A. Kilpatrick on September 28, 2013 at 2:22 AM [!]:
“My angels ride upon the circuits of the heavens. They do My bidding. Have you forgotten that they are mighty in power? They do not relent; they prevail! Be reminded that they are engaged and enter conflicts as a result of the salvation I have bought for you. It is a perfect salvation and a complete one. Do not fear or allow your heart to be troubled, for even now they are defending your interests and concerns while you sleep.
How am I supposed to sleep when the smoke alarms (three different ones at random cycles) keep chirping even with new batteries? They are only supposed to sound the alarm when there is an actual emergency. Yappers are supposed to bark when there are intruders, not because they are neurotic and have no sense of discernment. And yet the yappers are already at it again. Crows are just supposed to crow, not scream constantly. Smoke alarms are just supposed to keep watch and be electronic sentries, so that we can rest peacefully. The Church and prophets (both sides like these AWOL smoke alarms) keep screaming and chirping in their projected Silence but the core issue is still not addressed. Who will read my journey? I just “know” this is another demonic loop. Damn. And Kim Clement had asked on Wednesday (09 Oct 13): “What can we do to reverse the curse?”
[Golgotha-type] Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:20 am I offered my hand again in mercy to a significant number of prophets and their organizations.
And I received more silence. What else am I to think, other than I have been black-balled? What’s a girl to do?
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm Rick Joyner on Facebook:
True faith will always look into the greatest disappointments to find the treasures that God is providing for them in it. – Rick Joyner
[Prick—from the crown of thorns again.]
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 6:03 am [Persistent widder:] Me to Rick Joyner on Facebook under his quote:
What treasure is God providing when one is black-balled by the very ones God sent me to, when, in fact, this phenomenon is not of God at all, yet requires True Faith to endure it? O the tedious, droning drama! [Hand-to-forehead]! True faith on the side of the prophets would be for them to read my whole story, and not just assume what they think I have said. We have all played a role in this cosmic drama. Even the Unjust Judge finally relented:
Luke 18:5 ‘yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’
Will you? ~kh
Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 9:25 am Three-and-a-half hours later I checked back on Facebook. There was no response. I’m not hounding, just noting. That’s all the persistent widder can do. But that’s for next week’s Reflection…

21 After Pentecost 13 October 2013 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
29:1 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.

29:4 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon:

29:5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce.

29:6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.

29:7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Psalm 66:1-12
66:1 Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;

66:2 sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

66:3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you.

66:4 All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you, sing praises to your name.” Selah

66:5 Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.

66:6 He turned the sea into dry land; they passed through the river on foot. There we rejoiced in him,

66:7 who rules by his might forever, whose eyes keep watch on the nations– let the rebellious not exalt themselves. Selah

66:8 Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard,

66:9 who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.

66:10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.

66:11 You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;

66:12 you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.

2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
5:1 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy.

5:2 Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife.

5:3 She said to her mistress, “If only my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”

5:7 When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, “Am I God, to give death or life, that this man sends word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? Just look and see how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me.”

5:8 But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.”

5:9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house.

5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.”

5:11 But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy!

5:12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?” He turned and went away in a rage.

5:13 But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”

5:14 So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean.

5:15c Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel.”

Psalm 111
111:1 Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

111:2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

111:3 Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.

111:4 He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the LORD is gracious and merciful.

111:5 He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.

111:6 He has shown his people the power of his works, in giving them the heritage of the nations.

111:7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

111:8 They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.

111:9 He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name.

111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever.

2 Timothy 2:8-15
2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David–that is my gospel,

2:9 for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.

2:10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

2:11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him;

2:12 if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he will also deny us;

2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful– for he cannot deny himself.

2:14 Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening.

2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

Luke 17:11-19
17:11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.

17:12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance,

17:13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

17:14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean.

17:15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.

17:16 He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.

17:17 Then Jesus asked, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?

17:18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”

17:19 Then he said to him, “Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.”

Wormwood

6 Oct

Kathryn Hauser’s Reflection for 20 After Pentecost on 06 October 2013
Wormwood
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 12:36 am Lance Wallnau wrote on Facebook: [I loved this! Thank you, Lance! It is so true!]
“What two things made Jesus amazed?
The word “to marvel” or “to stand amazed” (thaumazo) is most often used in connection with the crowd’s response to Jesus. They are usually the ones amazed or marveling, not Jesus. But there are TWO TIMES in the New Testament where Jesus is said to MARVEL.
One is in Mark 6:7 where Jesus marvels at UNBELIEF. The other occasion is in Luke 7:9 where Jesus marvels at great faith from an unexpected source. These are the only two times we have record of Jesus marveling. …
Unbelief is not an inability to believe. Nor is it a healthy skepticism because of never seeing a legitimate miracle. Unbelief is A DISPOSITION OF THE HEART TO RESIST EVIDENCE OF GODS REALITY BECAUSE A PERSON DOES NOT WANT TO BELIEVE. It is a resistance to the truth, not a sincere struggle with the truth.”
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm Journal: My breath caught in my throat when I pulled out the lectionary readings for next week. The First Lesson was from Lamentations 1:1-6. My head knows the verses describe Jerusalem and the Church. My heart knows the verses also describe me: For as long as the Church laments, so do I. I, too, was
— “She that was a princess among the provinces [the Seven Churches] has become a vassal.” (v 1)
– I find no resting place. (v 3)
— Her priests groan. (v 4)
— From daughter Zion has departed all her majesty. (v 6)
But, really, I’m not all that gloomy! I am not ashamed of my relationship with Christ. I am a princess! He is my King!
2 Tim 1:8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.
Is my life any different than Snow White and the Seven Dwarves? There ARE Seven Churches! Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Doc, Happy, Bashful, and Grumpy! Doesn’t anybody else see this??
God has done miraculous things in protecting me in my car all these years while I park and pray for the reconciliation of the Churches. Many times He has had to override my panic when my basic needs were not being met, and while at the same time within my own metamorphosis of “waking up,” I have also experienced a heightened acuteness of the five senses coming back on-line. That meant I was aware—acutely aware—of what was happening. The ringer in all this is that I realize that I, myself, have preached often on not allowing circumstances to control one’s relationship with God. To clarify: Not giving heed to circumstances dictating our relationship with God is one thing, and unmet basic needs not being met because there is human pride in others which is blocking relationship is a different thing. Belongingness is a basic need. For example, having community in exile in a refugee camp is not the same thing as having community in a foreign city where like-minded others gather in worship. It’s like ‘The Haves’ knowing the homeless go to the riverbed to camp out and seek to be left alone from bullying cops and thugs, but at the same time ‘The Haves’ assume that all homeless are as crazy as a loon, like the cave-dweller Jesus healed (Mark 5), and they are afraid to touch them. So they pray for the homeless from a distance, but never get to know them. And the well-intentioned prayers become curses over time, because right action was not taken at the right time when God had already given a window of opportunity for breakthrough.
Even when I have “soared on the wings of eagles” (Ex 19:4) in endless prayers of Forgive and Release, I still have always ended up coming back to the reality that I am in my car. That doesn’t mean I’m crazy or depressed. I have just been doing what God commanded me to do. (Lk 17:10) But it does go beyond mere obedience. Soldiers obey. I love, honor, and obey. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (Jn 15:13) I consider the Church and the prophets my friends. And the princess is still in her car without a community to cherish her contribution to the Greater Good. There is no way to get around that. It is what it is. And God’s timing is not random in that these lectionary readings were pre-selected for today by the mainline Churches:
Lamentations 3:19 The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall!
3:20 My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me.
My affliction (that I cannot bridge the communication gap) is like “wormwood.” (Rev 8:11) The tie-in to the Third Trumpet seems clear to me, and we (as a Body) have already been through all this:
Rev 8:10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water—
I know this has happened in reality with our waters. I know this all too well, as my Dad is a Civil Engineer, hydrologist, and self-defined “Water Buffalo.” [Smile.] He has a living passion for water, and served twenty years on the board of directors for the near-by water district. On another level I was understanding the waters as being “rivers” of communication. In truth I have reached out to three general groups (“a third of the rivers”) and to the “springs:”
River 1) To the Churches,
River 2) To the prophets in general (aka the school of Prophets), and
River 3) Specifically to the ‘Sons of Issachar.’
And to the Springs of living waters: Those who “heard” and understood what I was saying.
The “rivers” divided into thirds to those who received my emails and writings, which fell from the sky of the Internet into their inboxes. The “springs” were those individuals whom I could “see” the purity of Light shining within them, and I could see Jesus shining through their writing, so I reached out to those “springs” also. However, the message that was sent to all of them was not necessarily the message that was received in their hearts, and a third of the “waters” turned bitter. Many “died” of conviction but most just raised their hackles.
Rev 8:11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
If my affliction is in not being able to bridge the communication gap, then my homelessness (of being an Anchoress without a place to anchor) is like “gall.” (Mt 27:34) The “Pharisees”, the hypocrites, and the “governor’s soldiers” of today offered me “wine” (whine) to drink mixed with gall, but after tasting it, I refused to drink it. Instead I turned to my Hero:
Mt 27:34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, He refused to drink it.
I held fast to the Truth that Jesus Christ lives within me, that He loves me, that He is merciful to me, and that He is faithful. We have a covenantal relationship.
Lamentations 3:21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

3:22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, His mercies never come to an end;

3:23 they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

3:24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.”

3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul that seeks Him.

3:26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
Ok, Lord, I wait for Your salvation and direction and I seek You. (v 25)
Um, I’m waiting quietly…; ok, maybe not so quietly!
[Ah, hm…] … Still waiting …
Lord, are You counting backwards?
Ten is a prophetic number that ties in with Rev 17:16
And what are we waiting for? Oh…
[Sigh.] At work, a thief raided the library. He pried open locked cases and stole ten [!] DVD feature movies from our collection right out of their cases and walked out the door. No one knew until we found the mound of evidence behind a table at closing. We felt violated. Is there no respect for the Greater Good anywhere? Not even in a library?
From the readings:
Habakkuk 1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and You will not listen? Or cry to You “Violence!” and You will not save?

1:3 Why do You make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.

1:4 So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous– therefore judgment comes forth perverted.
This is exactly what has happened!!! Lord, what will You answer concerning my complaint? (2:1) And a complaint is not a whine! [Hands on hips.]
Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what He will answer concerning my complaint.
I sat and listened for the Lord:
Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.
Excuse me, Lord, I HAVE written the vision! This is what I have been doing for six years! It’s been rather plain. People can read it on their computer “Tablets.” People could have run with it. But still we have no engagement. The divine flow is supposed to be circular. I have a valuable contribution to the greater whole. Where is the runner to the “Knights of the Round Table?” for that is how I see the ‘Sons of Issachar.’ I don’t know that they know how much I love them.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 5:08 am Rick Joyner posted on Facebook:
“True faith is more than just an intellectual assumption or preference—true faith impacts and directs our lives, or it is not real. – Rick Joyner
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 6:27 am Journal: Yesterday afternoon while I was on break at work I felt a spiritual “Wormwood River” push aside the peace I had felt all the rest of the day. Now it was Monday at 5:45 pm. I felt terribly sad that whatever was happening was awfully dark. Up until then I had felt the glow of Patricia King praying, and now there was a breach in the divine fabric. When I got home and put on the news, it said that President Obama had shut down the government except for the military and for transportation. All other Federal workers were sent home without pay. I didn’t realize they did the same thing seventeen years ago. The shutdown started at midnight (Eastern Time.) Would that make it 6 pm Pacific Time? No, 9 pm. Whatever…I couldn’t figure out the cause. All I knew was that my spirit was picking up some dark stuff, and there was clearly a time of breach when it started.
Now I am rereading my journal entry (“Write the Vision”) through the eyes of the governmental shutdown. Golly, now Washington, DC is the princess!
Lamentations 1:1 How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the provinces has become a vassal.
– She finds no resting place (v 3)
— Her priests groan. (v 4)
— From daughter Zion has departed all her majesty. (v 6)
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 7:56 am Journal continued: I remember mentioning Washington, DC in my divine download Anchored In Christ (2010).
The Pain of Hypocrisy
Revelation 17:15-18
15Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
Three years ago in Anchored In Christ (2010) I had laid things out in thick, dense and naked honesty that the “prostitute” (v 15) was a collective “us.” [Come to think of it, things didn’t go well after that…] The waters (v 15) = the USA. We are called “The Melting Pot” and this sums up the description of us, for we “are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.” (v 15) The “beast” (v 16) is interchangeable. Back in 2010 “the beast” described the former reign of Saddam Hussein (d. 2006) and the war in Iraq. The “ten horns” (v 16) described bin Laden and al Qaeda in their power cells. They hated the “prostitute” (our greed and arrogance). They “ate” the “flesh” (v 16) of our pride when they attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001. They left us “naked” (v 16) in our vulnerability, for we have always taken pride in our financial prowess, and they hit us where it hurt us the most. Our hearts “burned” (v 16) with horror as we watched the attacks, and our buildings literally burned as they collapsed to the ground.
As horrific as 9/11 was, we, as a nation, solidified in our resolve and intention, and strengthened our commitment as a united people. Our faith in God was also strengthened from the disaster. So from that perspective, God did put it into their hearts to accomplish His purpose. (v 17) We would not have seen our own disease without outside intervention. That’s the nature of denial. And this also becomes another tie-in to:
Rev 8:11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
In our country on the temporal plane the 9/11 attacks flew at us like a star, “Wormwood.” A third of us turned bitter, and many “died” in their hatred of Muslims. Fear only grew, even though many Christians did forgive and gave their testimonies. And still the wormwood of bitterness grew. All eyes turned to stare at Washington, DC, the great city [the “woman”] that “rules over kings of the earth.” (Rev 17:18) One wouldn’t necessarily know it today, but we still do have power to influence the kings of the earth.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at 9:24 am Journal: I felt an urgency to reach out again, but I still got no personal engagement in response. Why? I sat and listened for the Lord some more:
Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.
Lord, isn’t it plain when I wrote: “A writer needs readers”? Breakthrough won’t come by my going to more clergy, even to bishops who claim to be the voice for the disenfranchised. Been there, done that. Again, and again… And reached out to publishers, and editors, and authors. And to media experts. Enough! How does the word get to the readers if not through a “runner”? For the word to get out, we would need a real relationship with direct contact. The prophets and I have been watching each other for a very long time. When will the prophets and I move from talking about laying on of hands in welcome to actually commissioning? What’s the hiccup? Are we wrangling over terminology? (2 Tim 2:14) One of the greatest gifts which the Anchorites of old bestowed upon us is that they gave us an expansion of belief through their words and testimonies; through their very own stories about their own lives.
Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 8:41 am I wrote Sandie Freed in response to her word “Believe In Yourself” (02 Oct 13):
Dear Sandie,
You said,
“As you are aware, it is noted in the New Testament, Revelation 2:20, that Jesus rebuked the church of Thyatira for tolerating Jezebel. It is my heart to equip you with an arsenal to defeat a spirit of Jezebel who is called a false prophet by Jesus. Why is this important right now? Because the spirit of Jezebel is falsely prophesying to many of us- negating your identity in Christ and seducing many of you to feel lack.”
Beloved Sandie, to unlock the puzzle of “false prophet” and Jezebel in Rev 2:20, expand the definition of “Prophet.” Then expand your definition of “false” using Lance Wallnau’s presentation on “Janusian thinking.” Lance said,
“Janusian thinking brings opposites together in your mind and holds them in the tension of co-existence. You explore similarities, pros, cons, interplay and seek to create something new and useful. If you don’t embrace Janusian thinking you see the world as “this” or “that”, “right way” or “wrong way”..life is… “either this” “or that.” Janusian thinking says “what is the opposite of this?” Then tries to see both operating at the same time.
It may be too much for us to do this Janusian thing individually, BUT what if it’s a corporate thing? Maybe what we are missing is the actual UNITY of the body of Christ? It’s in the ability to honor the differences and diversities. What if we have what we need but it’s broken up in certain disconnected “gates” and spiritual “gatekeepers” in the church?” (Facebook, “Hammer and Nail,” Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm)
I am absolutely NOT saying that we are to cooperate with the Jezebel spirit. What I am saying is that as a body it is imperative that the definitions of “false” and “Prophet” must be expanded, and then brought together into cohesiveness. Right now, everyone is using their own definitions, and the Brotherhood must come to agreement on what definitions they want to continue using. Or do y’all want to make new definitions altogether? That’s a possibility also. That’s what brides do, when they start their new lives with the groom. Everything has to be redefined as one embarks on a new life.
Peace be with you and I give God thanks for you for having the courage to do what the Church in Thyatira did not have: to CONFRONT the spirit of Jezebel. Your courage has now opened a Kingdom portal. This now means that the whole Body of Christ, all the Churches together, and not just Seven, can move forward into God’s unified Kingdom. The next step is to connect with the “Sons of Zadok.” Ask Rick Joyner about that. He said:
“…one of the greatest commendations of all time was given by the Lord to Zadok through Ezekiel the prophet. The Lord said that it would be the “sons of Zadok” who would be allowed to come near to Him to minister to Him personally (see Ezekiel 44:15-16). So who are the sons of Zadok today?”
Precisely. I have a clue, but we can’t talk about it person-to-person, as I have not been able to break the barrier of the Grand Silence. At least your piece put a shoulder to the “elephant in the living room.” So again, thank you. ~Kathryn Hauser
Journal: There is also no way for me to get around the other “elephant in the living room” in the lectionary readings for this week:
Habakkuk 2:3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.

2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.
I don’t make these things up.
And just when I think I can’t take any more, God comes through with some sanity and reminds me of how amazing He is.
Saturday, October 05, 2013 at 8:29 am Me to the Elijah List on Facebook regarding yesterday’s posting by Paul Keith Davis and “The Anointing of [Holy] Jealousy”:
Dear Paul-Keith and Prophets: I have done what you have said (and what Jesus told me to do.)
Luke 17:10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!’
Ok, so I’m saying it for all of us!
And Jim Goll’s word on Thursday slid into your word yesterday (on Friday.) Jim Goll had said in “Are You at the Crossroads of Change?”
“And know this, when you have come through the “new door” there are others who have been watching your pilgrimage. When you are strengthened, you will be enlarged to strengthen others in Jesus’ name!”
I know there are others who have been watching. The prophets and I have been watching each other for a VERY long time. When do we move from ‘watching’ to engagement? Actual person-to-person relationship is what will open the “new door.” God help! We are still in the SAME PICKLE! The groom is supposed to propose to the bride. If the collective group of prophets are like wall flowers at a dance and just watching, then who is going to engage? The “Anointing of Phinehas” or “The Anointing of Holy Jealousy” carries a GOOD news message. For the word to get out, we would need a real relationship with direct contact made REAL. Eleazer had to actually meet Rebekkah in person to give her Isaac’s gifts. And yet between us the Grand Silence continues. Why is that? When will the prophets and I move from talking about laying on of hands in welcome (rather than in throttling, which I also understand!) and actually get to commissioning? ~kh
Prayer: Lord, as Christian Harfouche said, we are supposed to contend for the faith, not just pretend or attend, but be an earnest contender. Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us! (Mk 10:48) I call down all of Heaven to banish the bitterness of Wormwood. Replace it with Your Sweetness and lead us in peaceful and anchored unity in YOU. Lead us through the “new doors” You have been opening all along. Give us Your eyes to see what You are doing and the courage to follow through with what You are bidding us to do. Help us to re-anchor in our identity in You as the Princess Bride, relying on Your power in our testimonies of You (2 Tim 1:8), and help us to walk in the faith of our holy callings according to Your own good purpose and grace. (v 9) Amen.

20 After Pentecost 06 October 2013 Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
Lamentations 1:1-6
1:1 How lonely sits the city that once was full of people! How like a widow she has become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the provinces has become a vassal.

1:2 She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has no one to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they have become her enemies.

1:3 Judah has gone into exile with suffering and hard servitude; she lives now among the nations, and finds no resting place; her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress.

1:4 The roads to Zion mourn, for no one comes to the festivals; all her gates are desolate, her priests groan; her young girls grieve, and her lot is bitter.

1:5 Her foes have become the masters, her enemies prosper, because the LORD has made her suffer for the multitude of her transgressions; her children have gone away, captives before the foe.

1:6 From daughter Zion has departed all her majesty. Her princes have become like stags that find no pasture; they fled without strength before the pursuer.

Lamentations 3:19-26
3:19 The thought of my affliction and my homelessness is wormwood and gall!

3:20 My soul continually thinks of it and is bowed down within me.

3:21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

3:22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end;

3:23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

3:24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

3:26 It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

Psalm 137
137:1 By the rivers of Babylon– there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.

137:2 On the willows there we hung up our harps.

137:3 For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

137:4 How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?

137:5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!

137:6 Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.

137:7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem’s fall, how they said, “Tear it down! Tear it down! Down to its foundations!”

137:8 O daughter Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall they be who pay you back what you have done to us!

137:9 Happy shall they be who take your little ones and dash them against the rock!

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.

1:2 O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?

1:3 Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise.

1:4 So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous– therefore judgment comes forth perverted.

2:1 I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint.

2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it.

2:3 For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.

2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.

Psalm 37:1-9
37:1 Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers,

37:2 for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.

37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.

37:4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.

37:6 He will make your vindication shine like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday.

37:7 Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil devices.

37:8 Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath. Do not fret–it leads only to evil.

37:9 For the wicked shall be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.

2 Timothy 1:1-14
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

1:3 I am grateful to God–whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did–when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.

1:4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.

1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.

1:6 For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;

1:7 for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

1:8 Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God,

1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

1:10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

1:11 For this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher,

1:12 and for this reason I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know the one in whom I have put my trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that day what I have entrusted to him.

1:13 Hold to the standard of sound teaching that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

1:14 Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us.

Luke 17:5-10
17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

17:6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

17:7 “Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here at once and take your place at the table’?

17:8 Would you not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink’?

17:9 Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded?

17:10 So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, ‘We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'”