Hurry and Come Down!

8 Nov

Kathryn Hauser’s Reflection for 24 After Pentecost 03 November 2013
Hurry and Come Down!
With all the hype and stress and crowds clamoring nowadays to “see” Jesus (Luke 19:3), it’s no surprise that many are spiritually climbing “trees” to see Him (v 4) because they know He will pass this way. (v 4)
Luke 19:5 When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”

19:6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome Him.
The Spirit of Welcome is warm, inviting, engaging, and generous. (v 8) This was confirmed by Lance Wallnau when he said on Facebook on Saturday (02 Nov 13),
Here are two rules for the remainder of the 2013 Season.

1. Work only with what is trying to happen. Don’t push what isn’t working. The garden produces of itself.

2. Work only with the receptive. You are not sent to everyone in this season.
I have tried working with the receptive, (or who I thought were receptive) but I guess my Golden Retriever optimism got in the way again. I am starting to understand why Jesus prayed to God, “And lead us not into temptation.” (Mt 6:13) Potential is such a PEST! On Friday (01 Nov 13) I posted a special Reflection for All Saints’ Day entitled “Among the Saints.” I had written it from a pure heart and a mature stance. My spiritual eyes were open and I was sharing what the Father had shared with me. And I ended up getting more lectures. These did not feel receptive. I know that I am not sent to everyone, but am I being received by anyone? This week I felt beaten up, like I’d turned the other cheek, (Lk 6:29), and the other, and in the end I had a rubber face. I prayed for those who abused me. (v 28) My Reflections are my “coat” that anyone can take away, and I do not even withhold the “shirt” of my vulnerability. Even though others have taken my goods, I have not asked for them again. (v 30)
I appreciated what Lance Wallnau quoted on Facebook that same afternoon of my All Saints Reflection (01 Nov 13): “Do you love the church enough to keep serving even when it rejects you?”
In an odd juxtaposition, what my heart knows and my eyes see are two different things. I still see wrong-doing and trouble, destruction and violence, strife and contention. (Hab 1:3) As a result the law has become slack and justice never prevails. (v 4) The righteous stand, but are surrounded by wickedness, so judgment comes forth perverted. (v 4) So I stand at my watchpost and station myself on the rampart. (Hab 2:1)
Lord, what will You say to me? (v 1) What will You answer concerning my complaint? (v 1)
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.
Ok, Lord, my pen is ready. Dictate to me and I’ll write it down.
Jesus: Listen My beloved.
To Steve Shultz: You have the gift of Administration. Create and organize a petition acknowledging that Kathryn Hauser is My bride to the Bride.
[Me: Wait! Lord, I’m just supposed to be an observer in this watchtower here! And You bring me into it?
Jesus: Shhhhhh….]
Jesus continues addressing Steve: Gather as many signatures from believers as you can over the course of the next week.
To Rick Joyner: You have the gift of Truth. I have raised you up for such a time as this. Take the petition with signatures of believers to Fr David Galletly. He has the gift of Mercy. Truth is balanced with Mercy.
To Sandie Freed: You have the gift of Discernment. Go with Rick and take as many of the ‘Sons of Issachar’ with you as you need. These are the Days of Elijah! Demonstrate and experience My power in your lives!
To All: Show mercy.
Luke 19:9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this House, because he too is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”
Me: That was the Lord’s message. Short. Swift. Deliverable. (Hab 2:2)
The next day:
I sat for a long time wondering why God singled out these specific people. Then I realized they are the strong prayer warriors and leaders of the Restored Kingdom. My calling must be acknowledged and the signatures from the believing prophets and readers would provide that acknowledgement, which the church and I could not do on our own. Rick Joyner is the chief leader of the ‘Sons of Issachar.’ The Sons intimately know the spiritual growth cycle from experience. Sandie understands how the present-day Church got stuck in an assumption that claims there are no modern-day prophets. She has the gift of Discernment to cut through lies and deception. I believe Fr David has wanted to move forward all along, but maybe his own higher-ups had him hamstrung in a way I am not aware of. I don’t know this for sure, but that is what I suspect. His is a political world I don’t understand. The ones God specifically called would understand.
There really IS a vision for the appointed time. (Hab 2:3) It has tarried and tarried (v 3), because the proud insisted on having their own way. (v 4) These courageous leaders God mentioned by name have lived by their faith. (v 4) God really is looking up and saying, “Hurry and come down; for I must stay at your House today.” (Lk 19:5) God’s House is ready. (Mt 18:15-20) Many have been grumbling that He has gone to be the Guest of one who is a sinner (v 7), but they’re just grumbling and pointing fingers, which is what they always do. Mercy and restitution are not part of the grumbler’s repertoire the way it is with a “sinner.” Sinners know they’re sinners. It’s the arrogant who are in denial and don’t care because they’re too busy preaching about others being sinners. They already think they have a compass and claim they are not lost, because they already know the way! The authentic person (aka “sinner”) knows he’s clueless and cannot save himself let alone anyone else! The sinner relies on Jesus to show him the way.
Now we are all collectively entering “Jericho” and passing through it. (Lk 19:1) We’ve already walked around the spiritual walls of Jericho six times. (Joshua 6:3) There are Seven Churches and there are seven special priests in Joshua’s company:
Joshua 6:4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
Truth and Mercy will carry the Ark of the Covenant forward as the priests march in front of it, and the walls of division will collapse and everyone will go straight in. Now is the time to rebuild the structures from the foundations up. At construction sites, the ground is graded and leveled according to the Architect’s specifications. Spiritually speaking, everyone’s been “leveled” so let’s call it square. (Rev 21:16)
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Afterword note to Readers: Sunday, November 03, 2013 at 8:14 am I just tried to log on to my blog site to post my Reflection and I got this message:
The webpage at https://truthinus.wordpress.com/wp-login.php might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
So I guess I’ll just post it on Facebook. Lance did say, “Don’t push what isn’t working.” There truly IS some serious spiritual warfare goin’ down right now. I’m mandated by God to “Share the Journey” and the computer has literally blacked out already three times this morning, and I cannot log on to my blog site to post my Reflection. I cannot fight this spiritual or electronic Goon, but I will post and obey God in all of what I must say and do.

24 After Pentecost 03 November 2013 Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
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 119:137-144
119:137 You are righteous, O LORD, and your judgments are right.

119:138 You have appointed your decrees in righteousness and in all faithfulness.

119:139 My zeal consumes me because my foes forget your words.

119:140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.

119:141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.

119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.

119:143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but your commandments are my delight.

119:144 Your decrees are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.

Isaiah 1:10-18
1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!

1:11 What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.

1:12 When you come to appear before me, who asked this from your hand? Trample my courts no more;

1:13 bringing offerings is futile; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation– I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquity.

1:14 Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them.

1:15 When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

1:16 Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil,

1:17 learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.

1:18 Come now, let us argue it out, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Psalm 32:1-7
32:1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

32:2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

32:3 While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.

32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

32:6 Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.

32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with glad cries of deliverance. Selah

2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing.

1:4 Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.

1:11 To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith,

1:12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 19:1-10
19:1 He entered Jericho and was passing through it.

19:2 A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich.

19:3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature.

19:4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way.

19:5 When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.”

19:6 So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him.

19:7 All who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.”

19:8 Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.”

19:9 Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham.

19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”

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