Archive | October, 2018

Computer Update 24 Oct 18

28 Oct

Working Dates: Wednesday, ‎October ‎24, ‎2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Wednesday, ‎October ‎24, ‎2018 at 4:25 pm Journal: Parked at Pleasant Valley Park. Thank You, God, for Your grace, peace, and mercy through this computer ordeal! Thank You for providing a day of rest yesterday and for the opportunity of experiencing a BEAUTIFUL horseback excursion with Equine Escapes through the wilderness of the Ojai Valley Conservancy. It was like having a Sabbath in the middle of the week.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Every so often in life (it may be once a month, once in three months, or once a year), our “cruse of oil” emerges, if only for a few fleeting moments. If it has no “vessels” to fill, it emerges but then “returns” to its hiding place in the core of cores of the human identity. We remain hungry for our core, but we have no way of accessing it again till the next time it emerges.
Brat (24 Oct 18): Of course when I tried to sleep last night it took me three hours to fall asleep. I hate it when that happens! My monkey mind wouldn’t stop and I worried over losing all my writings of this divine journey over the last ten years. All day long I hadn’t worried and when my head hit the pillow, it went to the worry spot anyway, even though I didn’t want to, even though I knew You were in control, God. The cyber-beast had hijacked my “children.” (Anyone who does any art form can probably understand that feeling of one’s artwork being like one’s “children.” We want to raise them in the way they should go, to the glory of God.) I worried, but You’d already said the fatal wound of the beast would be healed. (Rev 13)
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Praying When You’re Not in the Mood
Brat: Early in my calling God had given me the interpretation of the two beasts in Revelation 13. The first beast from the sea was the television and the second beast from the land that was like unto it was the computer. The good news is that where there is a beast, there is also an angel.
Revelation 10:5 Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.
Brat: The cyber-beast had hijacked my WORD program and siphoned it off my laptop WHILE I was writing!! It stole the little scroll while I was working on it and there was nothing I could do to stop it.
Revelation 10:4 …but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.
Brett Young: Mercy [https://youtu.be/Thvm6dADOms]
Kris Vallotton: It’s time to stop allowing those who insist on living a lifestyle of sin to steal the word “Christian,” to misrepresent our God and to create a false perception of what it means to follow Jesus.
Brat (24 Oct 18): The good news is that today I was able to take two girlfriends and my laptop to Fry’s Electronics. The manager at the repairs counter was able to reinstall WORD on my laptop (which was not an easy feat, even though I had the purchase agreement and the original key card from when WORD was first installed.) It took (I donno, maybe) a half hour or an hour to reinstall (who knows time when in surgery?), because the Internet connection was slow.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But if when the essence of your soul emerges it finds “waiting” for it hundreds or thousands of empty vessels, it will begin to flow and flow until every empty vessel is filled with the dignity, depth and meaning of the divine essence of the human spirit.
Brat: Interestingly the WORD documents on the computer’s hard drive did NOT convert back to WORD from the fake replacement program of Office Open XML documents into which they had been reconfigured. The formatting of all my books in my files from the last ten years was lost. For example, every book lost its Table of Contents. The technician said I’ll have to go in and reinsert the Table of Contents back into every book. My heart sank. That will be a daunting task.
Then I pulled out my flashdrive. That, too, had been hijacked and compromised by the beast, because I’d been using it when WORD got stolen. My mind flashed back to Revelation 10. The angel had given John the little scroll in his hand because John had asked for it. (Rev 10:9) This beast didn’t ask. He outright stole it. This beast just came out of nowhere in a flash, took, and “ate” it. I think it is a prophetic twist that God sent me with the laptop to Fry’s. No burning man here. God IS redeeming His WORD!! To my great relief and joy, when I put the flashdrive into the port after WORD was reinstalled, all the documents reloaded in their original WORD format! God’s living WORD lives! Yeah!!
So, in a nutshell, the hard drive files remain compromised, but the flashdrive files have been restored.
I was so proud of God! Even though the beast had been given power to perform great and miraculous signs on behalf of the first beast, and everyone can see even fire coming down from heaven (Rev 13:13) and it speaks through the speakers (v 15), God’s faithfulness kept me anchored in Jesus. I thought I’d die from refusing to worship the image of the beast, but God arranged another miracle. After the laptop was fixed, I asked the manager how much I owed him, since we had taken up so much of his time. He said, “Nothing,” and waved us on.
Revelation 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: “She answered: ‘Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a cruse of oil.’
Brat: We also didn’t have to have our hands stamped to go in and out of the store like we usually do.
Revelation 13: 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,
Brat: Excuse me, I just said we didn’t have to do that this time. Weren’t you listening? We could have gone in and gotten a cup of coffee. (I know, it sounds odd that you can get coffee at an electronics outlet, but they have a coffee bar inside. Who knew?)
Matthew 24:20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
Anna Blake: For the cost of a lousy cup of over-priced coffee that your horse will knock over anyway, please consider a cold weather donation, do it in the name of a ghost horse. Or honor his memory by making a monthly donation to your local rescue, or if you like this blog, perhaps to my local rescue, The Colorado Horse Rescue Network.
Revelation 13: 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
Brat: Like the way they brand the wild mustangs?
We didn’t “Fry” cuz there was no stamp or mark to get in the door! Is God not amazing how He is fulfilling His own Word??!!
Quinn G. Caldwell: “O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt God’s name together.” – Psalm 34:3
Brat: Plus, the manager did the repairs without cost and set us free! That never happens!
Revelation 21:6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water WITHOUT COST from the spring of the water of life.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The soul of a human being has been compared to a woman—a wife of G-d, as it were [5].
Why? Because the soul represents that part of our identity that is in a perpetual relationship with G-d, described as “the husband.” A husband and a wife, even when they have issues with each other, are still in a relationship. They can love each other or hate each other, but they can’t be indifferent to each other. The soul is that part of our self that cannot ignore G-d.[6]
Quinn G. Caldwell: Prayer
Don’t let me miss you when you come, God. Send me guides to magnify you for me wherever you show up. Amen.
Andrew Towe: Many of you have received promises from God, but they have yet to come to pass. You have been standing, praying and contending for the prophetic words that God has promised you. God says, “You may have been interrupted, but you haven’t been rejected!” Your case has come before the courts of Heaven and it has been sealed with His approval.
Jo (10.26.18): “It’s a long shot, but every so often sweet talk proves to be sincere. Just when you finally accept a hard truth, you might be presented with evidence that shows you something you thought too good to be true is very much real. However, all aspects of your life won’t immediately fall into place. But this glimmer of magic demonstrates there’s still a place in your world for faith, hope, and love. Manifestation is built on belief.”
Fr Mike Flynn: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1)
Donna Schaper: God knows how to praise us while criticizing us. God loves us so much that God tells the truth to humanity, about humanity. God’s love is wonderous because it loves us as we are, when we look good and when we don’t. Our congregations and our clergy are good when we become the perfect places for imperfect people. A tough question every now and then doesn’t have to hurt. It can even heal.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Two hundred years ago, in the first decade of the 19th century, a young man entered the chambers of one of the great Jewish thinkers and personalities of the time, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The young man’s question was simple: “I feel numb, frozen and apathetic; my insides are dead. What should I do?”
Kris Vallotton: Immorality is now embraced as loving people. There is virtually no lifestyle that is rejected by Christianity to the point that being a Christian has almost nothing to do with following Christ!
Brat (in “Gratitude” 24 Oct 18): Just as Sarah stood at the tent and heard the news that she would birth a son, so I stand at the tent and thank God for her laughter. Please forgive me for being grumpy lately.
Christian Women For Israel: “Your voice is your strength!” – Nikki Haley
ICEJ: A big thank you from Israel’s front line
Brat: You’re welcome. Lord Jesus, likewise bless Your benefactors. May a good report from the son that was snatched up to God and to His throne (Rev 12:5) reach the Archbishop’s ears. This prodigal son has knowledge, which I believe he wished he didn’t have now, and he must be tired of casting pearls before swine.
Mary Luti: All Ears
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “What was this precious jewel?” he asked. He then went on to answer his own question. “The precious jewel of Abraham was the trait that he exemplified—kindness to others—as manifested in his boundless hospitality. This is the ‘jewel’ that hung from his neck.
Kris Vallotton: Maybe you’re reading this and thinking of someone in your life who needs to hear this message. Maybe today is the day to reach out and share it with them. If we want to be light in a dark world, we must take up the mandate of purity and virtue even in our closest relationships!
Brat: [Cough.] I did. I wrote you. I have to be careful here… I have to use wisdom…“Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” (Rev 13:4) Hospitality can take on many different forms. I was kind and clear.
Monk: Hypocrisy is a “beast” that no one can fight directly and win. Only outside intervention can confront, rectify, and restore. Hospitality is a virtue recognized in every culture and religion.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “When Abraham died, the Almighty hung it from the sun, the sphere that shines everywhere in the world. Whenever a Jew practices hospitality, the merit of G d’s beloved Abraham assists in healing the patient through this jewel.
Charisma Media: Corn Is Becoming A Serious Problem For Christian Men – Here’s How…
Quinn G. Caldwell: “See the RED TRUCK? It’s so BIG! Can you say rrrrred? Biiiiigg? Big red truck!”
Brat: Do cardinals drive red trucks since they wear red robes?
Donna Schaper: Clergy join lay people in liking to answer “looking-good questions.” Many of us wear bulletproof vests under our white collars. We often have a large collection of brooms to use for sweeping things under rugs. Clergy and lay alike might rather learn to declare God’s wondrous deeds by allowing critical thinking into our praise declaration.
David Parsons, ICEJ Spokesman (27 Oct 18): Changing US Foreign Policy. The Demise of Kissingerism
Kris Vallotton (27 Oct 18): We Must Take Back the Word “Christian” From A Politically Correct World
Brat (in “Fright Fest” 27 Oct 18): Lord, protect me from feeling defeated. I am feeling vulnerable. And right now I don’t feel like my prayers are being heard. I know this is a lie. I need to feel more of You and that You are leading us out of this hell.
Mary Luti: Scripture says God can tell the cry of the poor from other cries. God hears every voice that reaches heaven, but God’s ears pick up first not the whining of the well-fed, the haughty, and the highly-placed, but the groaning of their victims. Not the pleas of the pious, the preachy, and the pure, but the ones who rain on our oblivious parades just by existing.
Brat (in “Rumpelstiltskin” 21 Oct 18): There is still another step beyond this which Kris could take to finish the bridge construction over the river. (Sorry for the mixing of metaphors.) Do you remember Eustace in CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? Eustace sits on the gold and turns into a dragon. Sitting on gold makes the butt turn cold. I believe that Pastor Kris is in a perfect position to pastor my Pastor (John Tolle) as I believe he has a deep and compassionate understanding of what Eustace went through and he will need comfort from another pastor as the scales peel off. For all I know the two of them already know each other and I’m just being a yenta and sticking my nose in where it doesn’t belong, but then again Saul held the Pharisees’ cloaks while the rest stood around and stoned Stephen. If I can help stop a stoning then I believe God will honor that.
Kris Vallotton: Jesus taught and lived the highest moral standard ever conceived by humanity. But nowadays, people call themselves Christians and live however they want to!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Rabbi Schneur Zalman, a person of profound love, extraordinary wisdom and intense spirituality shared with his distressed young pupil the tale of the widow and the prophet, and proceeded to demonstrate how this ancient biblical story contained a response to the young man’s loneliness.
Anna Blake: We hope to re-home rescues in six months, but we’ve had some horses much longer while we try to buy them time to heal. We aren’t a sanctuary; we must take the long view and watch the bottom line. Did I mention that hay prices are skyrocketing?
Kris Vallotton: What we have to understand is that there’s a big difference between the moral standard for the world and what is required for those who claim to know and follow Jesus.
Quinn G. Caldwell: This is a big chunk of the job description of any God-lover, too. There’s lots to draw people’s attention in the world, and God can be easy to miss in all the fuss. When you see God out and about, it’s important to point it out to the people around you, and tell them what (you think) it is. Make God easier for them to see. Magnify the Lord for them.
Wayland Henderson: What Jesus declares to Nicodemus in the Gospel of John gives us prophetic insight to how these prophetic watchmen and apostolic gatekeepers will work in unison. Our Master Jesus proclaims that those who are born again will see the Kingdom and those who are born of the water and the Spirit will enter (John 3:3-5). These watchmen and gatekeepers will accurately discern which messages are born of the flesh and which ones are born of the Spirit.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But then comes the day when the woman cries out about her husband’s death—the death of her divine spark. She turns to the prophet, representing G-d,[7] and says, “My husband, your servant—the divine energy-field within me—has died and you know that your servant was G-d fearing.” The Hebrew term for “my husband” (eishi) may also be translated as “my fire.” This is the cry of many a human being: My soul used to have a flame, but today it is completely extinguished. I have become apathetic to any deeper, spiritual reality of life. I am numb, detached and lifeless. G-d has become meaningless to me.
Fr Mike Flynn (21 Oct 18): In John 3 everything comes full circle. Jesus looks into Nicodemus and sees his being. His spirit is dead.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: When Your Marriage Is Dead
Robert Murphy: The Cry To Fathers
Wayland Henderson: There have been messages that should have come into regions but were rejected; as well as messages that have entered and polluted regions which should have been stopped at the gates. Apostolic gatekeepers and prophetic watchmen will stop enemies at the gate while working together, to rightly see and to let the right messages enter in, bringing restoration and reformation.
Brat (25 Oct 18): As I am praying about this excellent message of stopping enemies at the gate, I am struck by the fact that the watchmen already knew the runners. (2 Samuel 18) They had a history, a “track record” so to speak. That relationship alone is invaluable information toward whether or not the messenger is trustworthy, not whether the news is good or bad. On a personal level, may the brothers and sisters who have known me before, stand up for me now in sympathy and comfort (Job 42:11). Trying to be a yenta to connect and work across borders and regions for God’s kingdom, when the recipients of the message habitually harbor a critical spirit at home, keeps the messenger perpetually outside the city gates. No prophet is welcome in her own hometown. God, bring the apostolic gatekeepers who remember me back into my orbit, so that we can bring closure on this! Even Job’s daughters got a portion of his inheritance. (Job 42:15)
Donna Schaper: A good question helps people look good in their answer. A not-so-good question creates internal distress. Both are oddly wondrous. The wonder is that God loves us when we look good and when we don’t, when we answer well and when we don’t. God loves both the plump and the skinny.
Anna Blake: We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Please, could you spare five dollars, too? It’s constant: The horses need hay. We need money to buy it.
Foursquare Church (26 Oct 18): You can’t disciple them if you don’t know them
Brat: Ahhh, but you DO know me, Foursquare!
Fiorella Giordano: There is a spiritual promotion to seat you securely into heavenly purpose in order to enter into the prize of the upward call of God in your life. Keep your gaze upon the One who is seated on the throne.
Brat: The snatched-up son went to God’s throne. Jesus and the prodigal bear witness.
Quinn G. Caldwell: So much of parenting a tiny person is simply drawing that person’s attention to stuff in the world around her, and then offering her language to describe what she sees. It’s magnifying the small things you want him to notice amidst the sound and fury, and then telling him what (you think) they are.
Brat: [Sigh.]
Kris Vallotton Ministries (25 Oct 18): Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, Kris won’t be able to engage with you at this level, due to the demands on his schedule. We trust you understand!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: “Then go in and shut the door behind you and behind your children; pour into all these vessels and remove each full one.'”
Brat: It truly IS my heart’s desire to engage with a group that wants to write me back.
Jo (Re: Rumpelstiltskin 25 Oct 18): … and another one bites the dust . Sorry for this. It seems there is no door opening period.
Fiorella Giordano: “Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:13-14)
Jo (26 Oct 18): Are you angry at God?
Me (after some thought as I checked in with myself): No. Last night as I was lying in bed, God came to me and I felt a rolling rumble of grace, peace, joy, hope, and anticipation wash up and down me like waves crashing on the sea shore. It sparkled like diamonds in the surf foam. It was nothing like I’d ever felt before. It almost tickled but I didn’t giggle. These rumbling surf waves of grace are God Himself giving me special attention. How could I be angry with that?
Jo (nodding): You’re right.
Anna Blake: Fostering is a gift. The horse eats your hay and in return, you find a kind of sanctuary yourself. People ask how we can take in horses that might not live long. They say they love horses too much; that the pain wouldn’t be bearable. Do I have to show you the pictures? A little extra manure is a small price to pay for one less grisly photo tattooed on the brain. Is it possible that it’s time to redefine what’s bearable?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Everybody experiences attraction and rejection in his or her life. Everybody loves and everybody despises. We gravitate and we recoil; we love and we fear. The question is, toward whom and toward what?
Wayland Henderson: The Scriptures in 2 Samuel 18:24-27 share of two messengers who approached King David (who sat in between the two gates of the city) to bring news of his son Absalom. This is a prophetic picture of several regions where prophetic watchmen will be able lean into the distance and see messengers coming, and will work together with the gatekeepers. They will not measure the message by their own standard, but will listen to King Jesus who sits in the seat of justice. Not only is Jesus sitting at the door, but He is the Door, and thieves and robbers will not be able to enter in (John 10:1-14).
Quinn G. Caldwell: God is everywhere, but the world is full of stuff, and there’s a lot going on. Not to mention that, despite all our grown-up pretentions, most of us have the focus and attention span of a two-year-old. If we don’t point God out to each other, she’s easy to miss.
Wayland Henderson: The prophetic watchmen and apostolic gatekeepers are a picture of those who measure all things by the foundation of the apostles and prophets and Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone; the King who sits in between the gates (Ephesians 2:20). False messages will attempt to enter cities and regions. They will seem very similar, yet derive from another spirit. These messengers will be driven more by establishing a platform instead establishing His Kingdom. We will need an increase of the discerning of spirits and a full operation of the seven-fold Spirit of God to righteously judge (Isaiah 11:1-3). In the midst of much uprooting in the Body of Christ that is coming, the planting and building that leads to true unity will begin to be seen and embraced. This will turn desert regions into a Garden of Eden, where the voice of the Lord will be heard and obeyed again.
Kris Vallotton: In a dark world that’s looking for someone who’s different…someone who’s noble…someone who’s righteous and someone who’s pure…it’s time for us to rise up as Believers and become true Christians!
Charisma Media (26 Oct 18): An Open Letter to the Prayer and Prophetic Movement from Mike Bickle, IHOPKC
Brat: It was a beautiful letter. I wish I could have harvested it, but it was blocked, protected. It’s not about Mike, it’s that there is an electronic protector over the message. The second beast again, I think. The platform is this One Thing gathering. How ironic. All I want is a pen pal and they are trying to make an event through a letter.
Anna Blake: What’s the conversation that comes up when rescue folks come together? How much we hate begging for money. Yes, the work is hard, we can’t save them all, but every day, it comes down to cash. We apply for grants, we work deals. We sponsor events and try any other thing we can think of. No one likes this part, but here goes…
Quinn G. Caldwell (26 Oct 18): Pointing
Verse of the Day (26 Oct 18): All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
Brat: I shared this WORD hijack story with my walking buddy and she was in awe. My heart rejoiced! I also shared the story with my Bible Study group and even though they are generous and kind people, I felt like the story was either received in a spirit of indulgence or kept at bay from their hearts by a critical spirit. I’m not sure what spirit was sitting there at the table with us, but one thing I know is that the energy of the Holy Spirit had nowhere to move in that room where we were meeting. No one said I was crazy. Everyone listened and was polite. But where I expected there to be awe and celebration over the small things God was using to make a big impact to redeem the times, all I saw were furrowed brows, crossed arms, and a sudden need to vacate the room.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Ignorance & Apathy
What is the difference between ignorance and apathy? A man asked his friend.
— I don’t know and I don’t care, was his response.
Quinn G. Caldwell: “Uh oh! See the POOP on the RUG (for the billionth time today)? Does poop go on the rug? Noooo, that’s silly! Poop goes in the potty (please please please oh God please)!”
Kris Vallotton: If you’ve been one of those people who has settled for the cesspool, become complacent, and let your worldly friends imprison you to the dark thinking of demonic philosophies, YOU CAN CHANGE TODAY!
Quinn G. Caldwell: Life with our two-year-old is a pretty even balance, most days, between heart-exploding love, hair-tearing frustration, and waste management. Whatever time isn’t taken up by that parenting trinity is pretty much given over to pointing stuff out in an absurdly high-pitched tone of voice. “Ooooh! Look at that flower! Isn’t it pretty? Ffffffflow-er. You say it! FfffflllooooOOOoooowwerrr.”
Brat (25 Oct 18): Please pray for the library for cleansing and protection. While I was doing cleanup in the last hour, I came across two books that someone left out on Wicca, witchcraft, and initiation rites. I rebuked the spirit and prayed in God’s kingdom, but I want backup on this. No open doors for evil to sneak in, especially on top of Halloween.
Darlene Stilley: In agreement! Lord, we bind evil and cleanse the Library by your Spirit. In Jesus’ Name we pray.
Bonnie Bayer: The Lord’s Word proclaims “where there is LIGHT no darkness at all may dwell.” In the Name above every name, the name of JESUS CHRIST, we cover this library with your blood and fill it with your LIGHT! All darkness must bow and confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD and GET OUT NOW never to return!
Alice Stewart (27 Oct 18): Prayed in agreement on Thursday and still rebuking all that is evil and against God’s will. In Jesus Holy Name.
Me: Thank you! Amen!
Kris Vallotton: God makes EVERY day new and He has the power to deliver you no matter how deep you have sunk, how long you’ve delayed, or how much you have violated His holy convictions. I want to exhort you over on this week’s blog, so check it out.
Fiorella Giordano: Where you have felt stalled or delayed, God is bringing a transformation to the way you have moved in the past. He is bringing transformation to advance you further. A transformation that will allow you to go at a speed you have not been able to reach before. Your systems (moving pieces) of giftings, of outlets and of life are being upgraded for a greater speed. I believe the Angel of Movement is being released right now to facilitate this transformation, to facilitate understanding into the flow of the purposes of God, and to facilitate and increase momentum in doors and circumstances.
Alice Stewart: May God’s Light shine through All the darkness! Blessings to you today.
Me: X O [Kisses and hugs]
Wayland Henderson: Elders on the local and regional level will meet at the gates of the city, not with a critical spirit but a discerning one that will measure each message by the plumb line revelation of Jesus Christ the King. The shakings that come from the voice of God are coming to realign and properly position His people to receive and steward great outpourings. Regional gatherings will begin to increase, but they will be married by equipping centers assigned to cultivate and grow the fresh rivers of revelation that have been poured out.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But how can we personally relate to this story? Most of us do not profess to be prophets or miracle workers. Though it would actually be nice to have an Elisha who could secure our oil flow, and spare us from dependency on the Middle East, that is not the case at the moment. So how can this tale of a widow, a prophet and a cruse of oil serve as a source for inspiration and guidance in our contemporary lives?
Brat: Lord Jesus, I ask that You honor this faith-filled experience and its redemptive value, even though the beast was fatally wounded by the sword and it lived. (Rev 13:14) I believe that through this You have shown how Your sword of truth and faithfulness trumps the beast and You have been making good on Your WORD! In addition to all this, You kept me in perfect peace. Jo commented on how calm I was through this ordeal. Of course I sobbed from relief in her arms when it was all over. I thank You for keeping me anchored in You through this storm.
Now, Lord, You also promised restoration of ALL that I’ve lost and not just the Books of Remembrance. You said You’d restore my whole life. You said You’d bring back the brothers and sisters who have known me from the beginning (and even before) my calling, and that they would come in sympathy and compassion. (Job 42:11)
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Yet, a day not too far away will come, when your “cruse of oil” will indeed emerge. Those who with sweat and toil constructed “empty vessels” in their lives, when their matching moment arrives, their days and nights shall become filled with the endless profundity and dignity of their Divine core.

Gratitude 24 Oct 18

24 Oct

‎Wednesday, ‎October ‎24, ‎2018
Elena Kuchik on Facebook: Art in honor of Ascent’s major donors by Kathleen Wasserman..to be installed soon!
Brat: Holy God, I pray for Ascent’s major donors. I thank You for them and their generosity. I thank You for the artists that encourage them. I thank You for all they have shared, which by Your grace spills over to me unwittingly.
Job 42:5 I had heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You;
Lance Wallnau: For centuries and in every sphere of influence – arts, business, entertainment, even CHURCH, it is messengers and stages that shape history. Jesus’ converted a hillside into the immortal “Sermon on the Mount.” On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther defiantly nailed a copy of his “95 Theses” to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in Germany, and in that moment converted a church door into a stage that rocked Europe.
Brat: Just as Sarah stood at the tent and heard the news that she would birth a son, so I stand at the tent and thank God for her laughter. Please forgive me for being grumpy lately.
Job 42:6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”
Pastor John Tolle (21 Oct 18): In Revelation 2 and 3 God is always speaking to His Church and doing it locally. Faith is the victory. As Dick Mills used to say, “I take that!” Decide now to take hold of something, write it down, and take action.
Fr Mike Flynn: Several years ago I went to Uganda in faith and trained 450 local pastors. Jesus said we would do greater works than He. I have never raised anyone from the dead (although I’ve tried), but my friends in Africa have many times.
Brat: And the Archbishop of Canterbury has also made several trips to Africa to bless his flock there.
Job 42:10 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he had prayed for his friends; and the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Jennifer LeClaire: You are going to see and defeat the enemy you couldn’t see before now. You’re about to catch the thief and he has to repay seven times. Rejoice in Proverbs 6:31, “But if he is found, he will restore sevenfold; he will give all the substance of his house.” For better or worse, things are coming to a head in October so you can see things for what they really are. Judas will be exposed. Absalom will be exposed. Jezebel will be exposed. Greed will be exposed. Jealousy will be exposed. Manipulation and compromise will be exposed.
Fr Mike Flynn: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1)
Moshe Miller: This is a lower level of the revelation of the Shechinah, merely the beginning of faith, whereas Abraham was privy to a higher level.
Chuck Pierce: We need to move to our next place of glory. For that we must receive new revelation from God. If you are in a place of confusion, listen for God’s voice to receive the necessary instructions that will bring new order to your life and circumstances. Don’t fear changes! His glory falls like dew.
Brat: Fr Mike Flynn said, “You have a right to be told what to do. You do not have a right to the reasons.”
Jeff Rohr in Courtrooms of Heaven on Facebook: Fundamentals. Lets first judge ourself, Love is a power in Judgments, You can say NO! (ecklesiarising.wordpress.com)
Moshe Miller: Now this presents a difficulty, for Sarah actually achieved a greater level of prophecy than Abraham, as we see from the verse, “And G‑d said to Abraham…, ‘Everything which Sarah tells you, obey her words'” (Gen. 21:12) upon which Rashi comments: “This teaches us that Abraham was subordinate to Sarah in prophecy,” Moreover, being a woman, she did not require circumcision prior to receiving prophecy, as Abraham did. The reason for this is that…
Chuck Pierce: The dew of renewal also brings a complete change of heart. The dew, though only a fine mist, is often enough to soften hard and otherwise barren ground. This is the same concept as the new wineskin, softened with oil. The Holy Spirit, God’s restorative agent on this earth, can transform and renew through the quiet spiritual soaking of the dew of renewal. He needs only our cooperation, through obedient and submissive relationship with Him, to soak us afresh with the dew of renewal.
Brat: I look forward to eating bread with my brothers and sisters who had known me before the dragon stepped foot on the shore (Rev 13:1) and the beast hijacked the WORD. May my brothers and sisters come in a transformed heart of comfort and sympathy.
ICEJ: A big thank you from Israel’s front line
Brat: You’re welcome. Lord Jesus, likewise bless Your benefactors. May a good report from the son that was snatched up to God and to His throne (Rev 12:5) reach the Archbishop’s ears. This prodigal son has knowledge, which I believe he wished he didn’t have now, and he must be tired of casting pearls before swine.
Kris Vallotton Ministries (24 Oct 18): Thanks for your email. Unfortunately, Kris won’t be able to engage with you at this level, due to the demands on his schedule. We trust you understand!
Job 42:11 Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; and each of them gave him a piece of money and a gold ring.
Ellivette Mendez Angulo: Prayer: Thank you God for who we are, for whose we are. For where we sit and whose we are. For what we have is an overflow of your abundant blessings: I got a gift, and they got a gift, we all got gifts . . . . Thanks be to You! Amen and amen.
Job 42:15 In all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them an inheritance along with their brothers.
Chuck Pierce: “‘Therefore may God give you of the dew of Heaven, of the fatness of the earth, and plenty of grain and wine.’ …Then Isaac his father answered and said to him: ‘Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of Heaven from above'” (Gen. 27:28, 39). When Isaac blessed Jacob, he equated the dew of Heaven to the material prosperity that Jacob would receive.

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Why? 21 October 2018

21 Oct

‎Sunday, ‎21 ‎October, ‎2018 at 12:25 pm    Journal: Parked at Pleasant Valley Park.

Lord?
Jesus: Yes, Kathryn
Me: Why is it that every time I write words of truth, the Pharisees come back with the story of the woman caught in adultery? I do not condemn them! They read me!
Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters.
Molly Baskette: Whines of the Bible
John 8:10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
Brat: All I’ve been asking for is engagement. It is wrong to keep siphoning off the spirit of truth and yet come back with more rah-rah coach hype about staying in the race without stopping the behavior and ignoring the truth.
Molly Baskette: “As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?'” – Exodus 14:10-11
Brat: I’m not talking about some grand Truth or existential TRUTH. I’m talking about the truth that builds bridges.
Molly Baskette: The setting: eight church folks sitting outside on a Northern California patio, drinking a nice chardonnay and reading the book of Exodus. Ambient temperature: 72 degrees. Relative humidity: 40%. Hummingbirds commuting between their favorite flowers.
Revelation 17:2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
Brat: Alright. Enough already. We’ve heard all this! How do we build bridges over the river without a conversation with the Pharisees, who are the ones in the Good Ol’ Boys’ Club?
Molly Baskette: The topic: whether or not it is morally acceptable, given how extraordinarily beautiful our lives are most of the time, to whine.
Brat: The Institution is unreachable and the Pharisees are untouchable. Just ask Kris Vallotton! Accountability is not condemnation. It is those who hate righteousness that will be condemned. (Ps 34:21)
Molly Baskette: Compared to almost anyone in the Bible, those of us sitting around that table have it pretty darn good, starting with indoor plumbing. And the Israelites in the wilderness had it particularly hard: fleeing an enslaving despot, slavery behind them, wilderness ahead.
Brat: The beast took my writings and WORD program! It literally wiped WORD from my laptop and converted thousands of files to Office Open XML documents without my knowledge. And WordPad won’t let me save to the flashdrive the new documents I write. How do I get the message out that the bride does not condemn the Bride?
Tenth Avenue North: “Losing” [https://youtu.be/hHcVTbyJqis]
Daniel 7:6 “After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
Brat: Yeah, well, that beast took my work pretty darn fast, like a leopard! So, how do I continue with my divine assignment?
Revelation 13:2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.
Molly Baskette: Naturally they would complain about their lot to Moses. What right do we moderns have to kvetch?
Brat: Fr Mike Flynn said, “You have a right to be told what to do. You do not have a right to the reasons.”
Molly Baskette: Then again, even around the patio table, we have our troubles. Friends dying too young of cancer. The betrayals of our own bodies in aging and illness. Unemployment. And our own despot, who daily threatens the welfare and even survival of our neighbors, our friends, our earth.
Brat: Okay, I accept that. WHY questions are always the last questions to be answered. I heard today that the great musician Prokofiev died on the same day as his despot, Stalin.
Molly Baskette: The Buddhist nun and author Pema Chodron said, “Don’t pretend that you’re not suffering.” Emotions repressed can do far more sneaky, chronic harm than if expressed and released. The Israelites weren’t always noble and mature in their suffering. They could be petty, missing their melons and meat even with manna home-delivered daily to their tents. Perhaps what they best teach us is that whining is part of the process of getting free.
Job 42:3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
Brat: Once they knew, they were supposed to stop. “Go and sin no more.” That’s repentance. But they have the power from the pulpit. That power is supposed to be used for good.
Molly Baskette: We spend the last part of Bible study circling the table with a speed-round of complaints, until our tanks were empty. We leave far lighter than we came in, having laid down our burdens in community. Thank God for our role models in the Bible, showing us how it’s done.
Brat: Lord, the rest of the Bride should have the insights You’ve shared with me. It’s a Book of Remembrance. How can the Bride remember if it’s not written down? How can the scribe do her job when the beast stole her tools?
Sanctus Real: “Lead Me” [https://youtu.be/yLr6G8Xy5uc]
Molly Baskette: Prayer: God, give me permission to pray not just the noble prayers, but to tell you what’s really troubling my heart, no matter how petty it may seem. You know what to do with my whining.
Brat: I understand that the WHY questions are the last to be answered, but You are not withholding counsel! Where is there accountability in the commissioning of the gifts for the greater good?
Unlike the other high priests, You have no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for Your own and then for the sins of other people, cuz You didn’t sin! You spoke the Truth and the Pharisees plotted to kill You. You offered Yourself up once and for all. (Heb 7:27)
So, since You went through it, why are the Pharisees still doing this when they talk about Nicodemus??
Jesus: That’s a WHY question.
Brat: My Teacher, let me see again! (Mk 10:51)

Hope Carrot undamaged 18 Oct 18

20 Oct

Working Dates: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
[13 pages]
Brat (in “Geese” 14 Oct 18): Lord Jesus? How can I pray for You?
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: Abraham did not pray for children, even though Sarah was barren.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm Journal: Still parked at Pleasant Valley Park. I was in the backseat reading my book (The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer) when I heard the geese honking. I had this inexplicable NEED to see them! The honking persisted. I feared I’d be too late to see my “babies.” I tossed the book down and scrambled out of the car, while reaching simultaneously for my glasses. I stood and anchored my feet on the asphalt while my eyes combed the skies. I could still hear them, but where were they? Then I saw them! There were about a dozen of them in the flock. …
Revelation 10:7 But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”
Ryan LeStrange (15 Oct 18): My Monday Word for You…Prophets Are Mantled To Dismantle!
Josh Even-Chen Ezra 9:5  And at the evening offering I arose up from my fasting, even with my garment and my mantle rent; and I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God
Jo (16 Oct 18): …I got home at five not physically tired but really defeated on some level.  The hairs are up on the back of my neck and there is a low growl in my throat when I see or hear [him]. Have no idea why nothing new has happened. …
Yehudis Fishman: To me the risk they took is similar to the idea of a nisayon, a trial that is considered even more difficult than resisting a temptation to do something wrong, or resisting the inertia that prevents one from doing something good. The Tzemach Tzedek, the third rebbe of Chabad, elaborates on the nature of a nisayon, a trial. He refers to the verse in Deuteronomy, Parashat Re’eh which speaks about following after false prophets, practitioners of black magic, etc. If someone should ask, why are these folk allowed to have powers of the dark arts, the answer given is: ‘Because Gd is TESTING you / menaseh, from the same root as nisayon / trial.
Brat: For the record, listening to God is not witchcraft. It is a gift. I think that how that gift is used determines God’s testing of us.
Apostle Doctor Christian Harfouche (in “Dancing” 04 Oct 18): I want to tell you that God is happy with you, not because you conjured up an ability on your own, but because having done all to stand, you stood. When it looked like there was no reason that you should stand, you stood. When it looked like there was no practical reason why you should be sure, you stood upon the Word of God because the Word of God said to stand.
Brat: [Grrrrrrrrrowl…] I did not “conjure up” my ability on my own! It is a gift from God Himself and the Holy Spirit and you know it! Listening is a gift! The Seven Churches were commended by Jesus to hear.
Jo: I am so lonely I can barely breathe and the world that makes me feel the most has turned to ice.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession is the ability to receive an immediate prayer request from God and pray about it in a divinely anointed utterance.
Dori Sampson on FB (17 Oct 18): Heavenly Father, I pray that You inspire me, wake me up, give me a fresh start today and cause me to live Your perfect plan for my life. Move the things that need to be moved and open the doors that need to be opened. Lord there are days when I can feel your grace and days when I think what the heck. But I know you are always there. You are my healer and I believe I am healed! I pray for wisdom and peace through this trial. In the name of Jesus I pray.
Journal (in “Geese” 17 Oct 18): Pastor John got a word of knowledge that someone in the congregation needed prayer for healing of depression. I didn’t feel depressed…until he said that and it planted a seed of doubt. We don’t have honesty, and that in itself can create depression.
Casting Crowns: Here and now
You can be honest
I won’t try to promise that someday it all works out
‘Cause this is the valley
And even now, He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
Talitha Arnold: Perhaps you know such “vultures,” too. Doubts that swoop in on a regular basis. Old mistrusts that pick at new experiences. Fears that gnaw away courage. When our “vultures” begin to circle around us, may we remember old Abram, keeping those birds at bay, so he could keep his faith.
Moshe Miller: Originally, Abraham was called “Abram”. Later the letter hei was added to his name making “Abraham”. The numerical value of the letter hei equals five.
Elijah List: Have you been battered by storms in your life? Are you currently going through a storm, or are you still wounded from one that happened years ago?  Are the memories of those storms causing you to be stuck in your past?  Do you also have unexplained illnesses and diseases, but don’t know where they’re coming from? Have you been called by God to do something great, yet every time you get close to taking hold of that promise, a storm stops you?
John A. Nelson: Perhaps you have run into the tension between a literal and a non-literal reading of scripture. Some of us are certain that the Bible is true. Some of us know that it contains truths.
Kris Vallotton: Can I ask you a quick question?
Brat: Did you do the right thing?
Steve Shultz: Why would I say that?
Journal (14 Oct 18): I wondered what God was showing me. Was He showing me that others would be coming alongside me? Was He showing me that others have had enough of these games?
Clay Nash: Acts 4:31 says, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness.”
Casting Crowns: “O My Soul” [https://youtu.be/DjNZf878ISQ]
Pastor John Tolle (30 Sept 18): You can’t use the excuse “no one told me.” I’M TELLING YOU! Your flesh goes to what’s easiest.
Revelation 13: 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast.
Verse of the Day (17 Oct 18): The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare. ~Psalm 25:14-15 NIV
Elijah List: Legion wants to stop you from getting to your destination. You have a destiny in God, and the enemy will work overtime to prevent you from moving into it. The enemy loves the storms. His goal is to wound you in the storm, to make you oppressed, depressed, anxious, upset, and bitter.  He loves it when we think God doesn’t care. “If He did, He’d stop the storm!” Jesus was asleep in the storm. You have total dominion over any storm that you can sleep through. If you are not at peace in the storm, then you’re allowing the storm to wound you. Katie will teach you how to remain at peace through any storm, and have authority to command it to be at peace.
James Goll: In other words, prophetic intercession is the ability to receive a prayer request from God and pray it back to Him. God’s hand comes on you, and He imparts His burden to you.
Brat (16 Oct 18): Last night I read what the prophets wrote and looked up the website of one of them and prayed for breakthrough. In the prayer request I also sent him the link to “Geese.” I swear as soon as I had hit the SEND button A FLOCK OF GEESE FLEW OVER THE HOUSE! I took that as a sign of confirmation from God.
Steve Shultz: I think it is.
Laurie Riggs: I see a greater sensitivity to the voice of the Holy Spirit in the earth today… it is upon us and that which is beginning is about to set the stage, so to speak, for the next great era of God’s moving in and upon the earth.
Romans 7: 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
Yehudis Fishman (in “Geese” 14 Oct 18): So why does Gd endow these dark forces with supernatural abilities? Because this is part of the test, to be able to discriminate between apparently subtle differences between good and evil. Thus we are taught that if Adam and Chava would have waited till Shabbat, they would have gained the clarity to make these distinctions. And what does this discrimination involve? An evaluation of the cost/benefits, not merely on a material plane, and not merely short term/long term, but in terms of what kind of ‘self’ are we creating with each choice we make.
Virgo: 10.16.18: Reassessment of your priorities is necessary when time is a limited resource. Are you truly enjoying participating in a particular social activity, volunteer effort, or exercise class? Or are you just keeping a loved one happy by accompanying them? As much as you want to be helpful, you’re entitled to make some changes if you don’t like how you are spending your free time now. Playing the wrong role in any chapter of your life story can be like wearing too-tight shoes on your soul’s feet. You risk suffering a spiritual blister. Authenticity fits you like a custom-made boot.
Brat: Beatrice did not accompany Dante into his hell, but waited for him to return.
Revelation 1: 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Madeline James: As I thought about the two different places. I heard the Lord say, “I’m promoting those in this season that have withstood the testing, the accusations, the strife against you and you didn’t allow it get in your heart and turn against your brothers and sisters in Christ. You’ve stayed humble and pure. I’m promoting you and bringing you to the palace. There are unexpected phone calls and connections coming your way in this season of promotion.”
Brat: Excuse me, but I’ve heard that many, many times before. And the phone calls were always marketing ploys. And then the opposite shows up in the form of fundraising telethons. Meanwhile the gift of genuine relationship gets suppressed under the heel of power, prestige, and profit.
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Brat: Ironic: A drive for money when I share without cost. (Monetarily.) A relationship costs time and risk. But the love I share is real. My authenticity does suit me like a custom-made boot. But those leaders with whom I share can’t seem to see the authentic.
Revelation 11: 10 The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.
Elijah List (3 Oct 18): Amazon To “Set Fire” To Bitcoin?
Me (18 Sept 18): Honestly, I have no silver or gold, no bucks or bitcoin. When the giant angel gave me the scroll to eat (Eze 3:3, Rev 10:9), I ate up the Living Word and Jesus in His fullness. That also means I have nothing physical left but the scroll of the journey. I have no money for Babylon (or anyone else.) How can I be a precious friend to you and serve as a divine ambassador for light, hope and promise? I had believed your words as integral.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles (in “Geese” 17 Oct 18): … His servants offered them a golden coin, which they declined. It was explained that for greater sums, they would have to ask the master directly.
Clay Nash: Earlier this year, I had a dream where General McMaster requested to have a meeting with me. Upon entering the room where he was, I noticed a man standing beside him who I assumed was from Israel. General McMaster informed me that he had possession of one thousand tankers of ancient olive oil from Israel. He asked me if I could head up a movement to get boots on the ground to anoint the USA afresh with this oil. When he finished speaking, the man with him informed me the oil was not just a thousand years old but had been prayed over for a thousand years.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.
Clay Nash: Dutch [Sheets] then spoke words of dedication over the locomotive and broke a bottle of champagne over the front. Once this was done he stepped away and the locomotive began to turn from left to right on a turntable. When it had completed its 180 degree turn, it stopped. The front of the engine now faced our right, and on this side that faced us were the words, “Screaming Ekklesia” with “432” written underneath.
Elijah List: Do you have a noisy mind? Legion talked more than any other demon in the Bible. Katie will teach you how Legion causes chatter in your mind. Sometimes he will pretend that his voice is God’s voice, so you will believe his lies. You become what you believe. That’s why you must recognize how God would speak to you, and not believe the chatter that Legion is placing in your mind!
Brat: On behalf of the Church, Jesus’ Bride, I stand on top of the vault of hell from which Jesus rose for everyone’s sake, and I say to the Legion of spirits, “SHUT UP once and for ALL in the powerful and living NAME of JESUS!
Kathy DeGraw: “The Vaults of Heaven Are Opening”
Clay Nash: We all instantly understood that this referenced Acts 4:32. Acts 4:32 states, “Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.” The locomotive then pulled out for its first run into the new era. (End of the dream.)
Brat: I’m listening.
Revelation 8:1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Brat (14 Oct 18): Who will write me back? We are still hovering on the hover-board of the Great Silence of the Seventh Seal. And the Cloud of Witnesses still remain far off and evidently cannot lend a hand as they stay in their role.
Jo (in “Night” 19 Oct 18): …There isn’t much I can do to help. I have a vision for my own life it’s all about barns and horses and Rob and newness and laughter.  It is about the smell of hay and manure.  it is about the feel of early mornings and critters dogs and horses .  Barn cats and great dark nights full of stars.  It is about roaring fires on cold nights.  It is about the sound of paws on the floor in the morning.  It is about the rustling of life. it is about crinkled sparkling eyes that have looked into the sun and shaded from the weather and laughed , laughed a lot.  It is about the sound of Texas wind in the trees on a hot summer night.  It is about slogging thru wet pasture to get to flooded stalls.  it is about the smell of sweet feed and the sound of chewing.  It is about celebration. So much about love and laughter so much about birth and beginnings it is about knowing the sad endings but turning to the new and the hopeful. It is not about this sadness or loss.  It’s about kids in the house and the generations sharing and winning where and when they can.  It’s about the mercy of fall after the long hot summer.  It is about the magic of winter . It’s about being on the beach with the surf, the dogs running and the heart soaring.  It’s about possibility……
Rick Joyner: There is no higher calling in the universe or eternity than to be a part of the bride of Christ. How could this fail to be the chief endeavor of all who know Him? How could there be any purpose higher than helping her to “make herself ready.”
Steve Shultz: While I have you at this year-end season, if these words are helpful to you, would you please consider stopping for a moment and writing out a check or making an online donation below? I promise to be careful with YOUR donation. And the reward accrues to your own account in Heaven.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: He said to Abraham: Because of the hei which had been added to your name the heavens will be in your control and all the stars and constellations which give forth light will be subjugated to you!” Accordingly, anyone who studies Torah in order to fulfill the commandments nullifies the power and influence of the constellations over himself. If he does not study Torah [in order to fulfill the commandments] it is as if he did not study at all, and he remains subject to the influence of the starts and constellations.
Job 38:34 “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, so that a flood of waters may cover you?
Rabbi YY Jacobson (12 Oct 18): This approach of Noah holds true in many of our own lives as well. People who have experienced a “flood,” in one form or another, people who have felt the turmoil and pain of life, often feel that the only way to build a new life for themselves is by adopting the perspective and the attitude of the raven. They develop a rough shell, a dense crust, an aggressive disposition. They become tough, strong, and stern. Sometimes they become cynical and suspicious and their hearts shut down. They devour, as they are scared to embrace.
Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?
Talitha Arnold: Perhaps the birds were hawks or eagles, but most likely they were the griffin vulture. Once common in the Middle East, they have wingspans up to 10 feet. Even a single bird would present a challenge, but no sooner did Abram drive one away then another would swoop down to tear at the carrion.
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God
Steve Shultz: Thank you in advance. Below is a link to make your year-end gift. I have no words to thank you except…well…THANK YOU!!!!
Psalm 91:13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
Talitha Arnold: Chapter 15 of Genesis tells an odd story. It also tells the truth.
Brat (16 Oct 18): I just read Virgo and I realized I did do a reassessment of my priorities this morning.
Steve Shultz: Because God often works through your own thoughts. Things that you think or feel or believe that are your own thoughts—are very often “God speaking to you.”
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: We deduce that Abraham saw in his constellation that he would not have a son. But the Holy One “took him outside”, which the Rabbis interpret as meaning: “Dissociate yourself from your astrological predictions.” He thus raised Abraham above the stars [i.e. beyond the realm of reason and nature] and told him, “Now gaze at the heavens and count the stars…,” promising him that his offspring would be as numerous as the stars.
Job 38:7 when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?
Talitha Arnold: God comes to Abram in a vision and proclaims that he and his wife Sarah will have more children than all the stars in the heaven. Even though they’re on the other side of 80 with no children, Abram believes God’s promise. Genesis affirms God “reckons” Abram’s faith as sign of the old man’s righteousness.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: We must now explain these words of the Rabbis: Before the Torah was given to Israel all creatures were dependent upon their mazal, including children, health and livelihood. But when Gd gave the Torah to Israel, He removed the control of the stars and constellations over them [for the Torah itself transcends the world].
Steve Shultz: I’ve trained people for many years that God’s voice sounds a GREAT DEAL like your own thoughts.
Jo: God please don’t let him defeat me.
Prayer: Swatting away “vultures” to protect the covenantal relationship.
Rick Joyner: This bride has been one of the primary reasons why The Lord created the earth and mankind. His union with His bride will be one of His chief joys, as well as a chief joy of the earth. The first Adam and his bride lived in a perfect world, but chose to disobey. The last Adam will have a bride that will have walked the earth during the darkest of times. When all of the evil in creation has been cast down to the earth and opposes her with the most terrible onslaught, she will still chose to obey. For this reason, even the greatest angelic majesties will acknowledge that she is worthy to be their judges.
Clay Nash: This company will repent and humble themselves before God but stand strong in wisdom and confidence of who God is and what He can do through their obedience.
Talitha Arnold: To demonstrate his faith, Abram sacrifices a heifer, a she-goat, a ram, a turtledove, and a pigeon at God’s command. That’s a lot of livestock, which underscores the magnitude of both the covenant and Abram’s faith. He gathers the animals and birds, kills them for the altar, and then spends the rest of the day driving away the “birds of prey” that come down on the carcasses.
Clay Nash: They will do warfare to tear down and destroy the high places of iniquity, causing high-ranking demonic spirits to be bound and cast down.
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:06 am Journal: The Santa Ana winds started up last night. I heard the howling noise and looked at the clock by my bed. It said 2:54 am. Now I have a meteorological reason as to why the geese were in a battle formation making themselves a force to be reckoned with. They knew the Devil Winds were coming.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
Kaji Douša: Job was surrounded by “friends” who claimed that he must have done something to deserve his calamity. But the Bible is crystal-clear: he did not deserve this.
Casting Crowns: Oh, my soul
Oh, how you worry
Oh, how you’re weary, from fearing you lost control
This was the one thing, you didn’t see coming
And no one would blame you, though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away, so no one knows
No one will see, if you stop believing
Steve Shultz: I want to encourage you that while you may THINK many of your thoughts are ONLY your thoughts—THEY ARE NOT! God is speaking to and through you, your entire life.
Jo: I don’t want to keep trying to see this but i must find some answer for how everything just went upside down and became an empty playing field.
Elijah List: Directly before Jesus and the disciples came into contact with the demoniac and the spirit of Legion, Jesus and the disciples encountered a fierce storm, created by Legion. How do I know that this storm was not caused by a weather front, a severe change in the atmospheric pressure, or something in the natural? The Scripture shows us in the way that Jesus treated that storm. “Jesus rose up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now. Be still. Be muzzled.” The word “rebuked” is used in many places when Jesus commands a demon. One example is in Mark 1:24-25 (AMPC).
Talitha Arnold: “And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.” – Genesis 15:11
Elijah List: Legion uses those storms to prevent you from receiving revelation from God, so that you will not reach your destiny.  And, he’s trying to wound you through those storms so that he can have the legal right to make you sick, steal your finances, attack your children, ruin your marriage, and keep you in a place where nothing ever changes and you’re “stuck like Chuck”.
Brat: Was Chuck Pierce stuck? I guess it happens to the best of us. It happened with the Two Witnesses, too. Last night I emailed Apostle Hakeem Collins to pray for breakthrough for me and sent him “Geese.” Was Chuck jealous? Or did he even notice? I pray for him also. We were meant to all work together.
Clay Nash: “…fresh pentecostal enduement of power will only be possible as we, God’s Body, become fitly joined together.”
Jo: He was part of the miracle. By removing himself from that, by convincing me it wasn’t true, he destroyed the belief that I was rescued.
Clay Nash: I find it interesting that 31 years from next year brings us to 2050. I have been pressing in to get spiritual understanding of these words and heard Chuck Pierce mention the book he wrote back in 2001, “The Future War of the Church.” He spoke of how many people could not grasp the truth written in that book because it was for a future time. I believe that time is now, even as Chuck said. In his book, he devoted several pages to truth and spiritual understanding of who Josiah was during his time. Thank you, Chuck Pierce, for the insight given.
Talitha Arnold: The image of the old man flailing away at the big birds is almost comical. It’s also honest. In my own attempts to be faithful to God and to trust God’s promises, I often find myself “whacking away the vultures.” Not real Griffin ones, but other things that eat away at faith and trust.
Jo: What did he take?
Kris Vallotton: I want to make sure that the resources I’m creating and topics I’m writing about are actually resonating with you, so could you take a couple of minutes (and I really mean just a couple of minutes) to tell me your thoughts?
Clay Nash: This company will restore authentic worship, which will no longer be just a service but a lifestyle, even manifesting as their reasonable service unto the Lord at all times.
Brat (16 Oct 18): Blogs are outbound and the institution guards personal access. It dangles the hope carrot and leaves me deeply praying for rescue, not from the blog but from the silence the machine creates; that machine hum of industry that can grind hope down and keep the Personal at bay; the hum of the machine I cannot fight and is snake-hypnotic at times; the hum I have to fight to break away from and be out in nature to remind myself that I’m real…even if that means I park in the park. At least it’s away from the hum of the Machine. And even that plan has glitches, too.
Elijah List: Interact with the Angelic & Heavenly Realms
Nahum 3:19 Nothing can heal you; your wound is fatal. All who hear the news about you clap their hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?
Revelation 5: 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
Mercy Me: “Even If” [https://youtu.be/B6fA35Ved-Y]
Moshe Miller: This was because he did not believe himself to be worthy of a miracle. Another explanation is that he did not wish to take his reward in This World, and so he left it up to the Holy One to do as He wished.
Wild Woman Sisterhood (17 Oct 18): Sometimes it’s better to just let things be, let people go, don’t fight for closure, don’t ask for explanations, don’t chase answers, and don’t expect people to understand where you’re coming from.
Brat: Slow exhale…
Jo: I am adrift praying for mercy.
Clay Nash: This company will value the currency of mercy to others but fully engage the grace to deal with the lawlessness of the times. This action of obedience will deal with the spiritual chaos that has led to idolatry in the past.
Wai-yee Schmidt: For too long, Believers have been enveloped by lies of UNWORTHINESS resulting in FEAR and PARALYSIS in taking the world for Kingdom purposes. The word “kings” not only refers to political leaders, as we commonly understand it, but to us as God’s born-again children having the identity and DNA of kings. Jesus is the KING OF KINGS (Revelation 19:16).
Talitha Arnold: Whacking Away the Vultures
Elijah List: On Your Own Schedule
Your teaching,
soaking, and activation,
where you like and
when you like.
Brat (16 Oct 18): I spend my free time (and all the time, actually) listening to God to see where He is leading this cosmic conversation and when I share it, all I receive is more silence…still…after all these years! And then there’s the other side where I find an author who seems simpatico and I cannot reach them because they have no email address to begin a dialogue.
Revelation 11: 7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
Pastor John Tolle (7 Oct 18): I have a fatal flaw. I will challenge you back!
Microsoft Office: “The last time you opened ‘Hope Carrot 17 Oct 18.docx’, it caused a serious error. Do you still want to open it?
Revelation 13:12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 6:47 am Journal: I was trying to finish “Hope Carrot” so that I could proofread it one last time and then to finally post it. All of a sudden pages started flipping by at warp speed all on their own, then the Integrity Log superimposed on top of Hope Carrot and the twelve-page conversation flipped by to 170+ pages. It was weird. It was like it got possessed from an outside force. I shut down the computer and went to take my shower. When I came back Toshi had locked me out. It had the words to enter a PIN number, but there was no space to enter the PIN. I tried a soft reboot. Same thing. I tried another hard reboot. I unplugged all the wires and things plugged into side ports. I prayed and tried again. This time the computer brought me to the box where I could enter my PIN to get inside my laptop. I plugged in my flashdrive and when I tried to open “Hope Carrot” this is the message I got:
“This error may appear if you attempt to open a file marked as damaged or disabled by a Microsoft Office Program. Each time the file is opened, even if the file was recovered or repaired, this error appears and other open files will be suspended.”
Wai-yee Schmidt: Finally, in the third vision about the temple, the kings heading up to the temple represent a healing of the unspoken, long-standing divide between kings and priests. First, kings (or successful Christian leaders) in world positions are scarce. Second, the priests have not been able to shepherd the kings. Many Christian business/political leaders have trouble connecting with Church leaders who generally have little or no experience in the secular world. Those who have success or wealth have endured so much religious condemnation or witnessed poor Church financial stewardship, that they don’t trust Church leadership anymore.
Clay Nash: This company will value, honor and appreciate the prophetic word of the Lord, making Amos 3:7 a standard of lifestyle, not just a trend. The company will re-constitute the prophetic words of previous ages by prophesying present-day truth into previous prophetic words.
Brat: That’s what I’ve been trying to do!
Revelation 5: 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
Clay Nash: Josiah honored the ways of his spiritual father, King David (2 Kings 22:2). This Josiah Company will honor the ways of our founding fathers by honoring the King of kings.
Anna Blake: When my boarding group is called a wave of humanity moves forward. I’m in seat 54F, just by the wing, so I didn’t have to walk my sideways banging-my-backpack-on-every-seatback-down-the-aisle walk that final quarter mile to the tail of the plane. Best of all, I’ve scored a window seat so when I fall asleep, there will be a 50% chance that I won’t drool on the person crammed into the seat next to me.
Steve Shultz: Isn’t it time to pay attention and start walking out an amazing supernatural life?
For King and Country: “Proof of Your Love” [https://youtu.be/b-2dKOfbC9c]
Apostle Doctor Christian Harfouche: Prophetic Song for You
Breaking Israel News (15 Oct 18): Rabbi Yehuda Glick Channels King David in Celebration of Life and God’s Temple
For King and Country: When it’s all said and done
When we sing our final song
Only love remains
Only love remains
Hebrews 5:6 as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Mark 2: 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
James Goll: Oh my! What a difference! Your God-inspired, God-directed intercession is powerful and effective.
Talitha Arnold: Prayer
Grant us Abram’s tenacity, O God, and his trust in you. Amen.
Wai-yee Schmidt: Kings and priests have to come together. The divide has to heal. The time is coming for kings to return to the temple, to the place of worship. In order for the GLORY to fill the temple as described in 2 Chronicles 7:3, the kings must be submitted to God and be united and aligned with the priests. We are, after all, a nation of kings and priests.
Yehudis Fishman: How can you liberate something by avoidance? Chassidic teachings explain that a negative mitzvah involves materials that contain sparks of holiness which may be even higher than those of a positive act. However, the inner force is so strong that to directly engage in than forbidden element, is to be drawn into a negative vortex where escape is impossible except through the dynamic of resistance.
Brat: So, y’all won’t write me back? I’m trying to understand this. Really I am. The grinding silence from solitary confinement from the people God sent me to, because they have a pact to not directly engage with me, is just so painful that I’m pulling G’s trying to figure this out.
Clay Nash: Josiah acknowledged and became aware of the present-day problems. In the repairing of broken-down Kingdom values, this company will discover truths and injustices that need to be dealt with, and present day truth that will become righteousness which will exalt this nation.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:15 am To K-Love prayer request online
Category: Marriage/Relationship
Swatting away “vultures” to protect the covenantal relationship.
Prayer is not a one-way ticket. Please engage.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5:25 am I continue to receive more silence…
Sigh…Sardis…
Anna Blake: Not everyone is as good at sleeping in public as I am. I consider it a superpower.
Clay Nash: This company will inquire of the Lord, and not be afraid to apply the truth of their fathers and mothers of previous ages. They will fully understand that not all the traditions of their ancestors made the Word of God of non-effect.
Anna Blake: This is how you can tell you have been on the second longest flight on earth. You’ve lost your mind but in a dodderingly kind and ineffective way. In hindsight, I wonder if I’ve been drugged.
Journal (14 Oct 18): This doesn’t feel like naïve fantasy. I keep asking and checking my guts and wisdom center and there is strength there. There is strength in my relationship with Jesus. There is strength in my trusting Him. There is strength in knowing in my deep knowing. He won’t show up like a Jack-in-the-Box by turning the hand-crank and the tinny music plays before he jumps out to say, “Here I am!” He’s inside of us and we reflect Him.
Clay Nash: This company will work a territorial strategy but understand their boundaries and metron of authority. They will rally the Ekklesia within their territory and take a strong stand for righteousness but be willing to go to battle with other territorial Josiah Companies.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:49 am RE: Process
info@ icejusa.org <info@icejusa.org>
Hi Kathryn,
Just a quick note to ask how you are doing?
Blessings,
Teresa
Brat: Tears are rolling down my face out of relief that you wrote and checked in! Thank you!!
Revelation 3:4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.
Anna Blake: A decade later, the lights come up and there’s a line by the bathroom, all of us shifting our weight from one leg to the other, not for the usual reason. We’re trying to flex our swollen ankles. Then breakfast and somehow the eggs on Air New Zealand flights end up being outlandishly good. I’m pretty sure they don’t cook them as we fly but how could those eggs actually have made the same long-winded, roaringly dull, and butt-flattening trip I have? I gasp at their warmth and soft texture, carefully balancing them to my mouth but spilling them off my plastic fork on the way, and the tiny packaged pepper is the very best ever.
Journal (14 Oct 18): What amazed me about the flock of geese this time was that they rearranged themselves mid-flight. They were NOT in a V-formation. They put themselves in a horizontal line, wingtip-to-wingtip. It’s like they were making themselves a force to be reckoned with. There was a unifying strength among them. And not just the lead goose was doing the encouraging, but it came from several voices.
Rick Joyner: When the evil has been vanquished and utterly destroyed, the attention is given to the main purpose for the last age—the bride, the wife of The Lamb.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 9:12 am Journal: I just heard MORE honking outside! This time there were TWO flocks of geese flying overhead!! One flock was in a V-formation and the other flock was in a straight line battle formation. Both flocks were heading in the same direction: toward the ocean and north from here. I am convinced that God was showing me through the two flocks that there is a choice. There is also a choice in leadership styles: encouraging or battleship formation. There are times when different styles are necessary, because the situations are different. The flock also may have been looping back to make sure no one was left behind at the estuary before going down to Mexico.
Revelation 11: 8 Their bodies will lie in the public square of the great city—which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:10 am Journal: Another TWO flocks of geese flew over the house. Again they were in V-formation and a Line-formation. This seemed to confirm what I thought God was saying through the sign(s). I choose GOD!
Laurie Riggs: Those whom have become accustomed to listening to and hearing and obeying Holy Spirit will have the great and honorable privilege to take part in and witness many amazing and magnificent life transformations and healings and miracles of God that are going to be released during this particular upcoming time frame…
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:25 am Journal: I was in the park and ANOTHER flock of geese came flying overhead! This time there was only one flock and it was flying in a V-formation. I cried tears of gratitude and joy. Thank You, Lord! I felt like He was confirming He was going after the one. One Church, one hope, one life, one song, one love.
Shawn Conaway (17 Oct 18): Lord! Marry me!
Rick Joyner: Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. (Revelation 21:6)

Geese 14 Oct 18

16 Oct

Working Dates: Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018
[15 pages]
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm Journal: Parked at Pleasant Valley Park.
Brat: Lord Jesus? How can I pray for You?
Pastor John Tolle: The Cloud of Witnesses are those Christians that have populated the heavens.
Elijah List: Free e-book: Blogging for the Kingdom
1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
Christina Villa (in “Policy” 19 July 18): I know there are many people whose lives are shadowed, if not destroyed, by being taught that God is always up there looking down on them—constantly judging, disapproving, doling out punishment. For them, the idea of a God who takes a break from judging to be merciful must be a huge relief.
Monk: Like the Cloud of Witnesses forever watching…and watching…? With no sanctuary? No privacy? How is that merciful?
Talitha Arnold: As the rooster continues his song in the night, other birds join in, until an entire chorus of trills and warbles proclaim the blessing of a new day and new light. In the same way, the Letter to the Hebrews affirmed we are surrounded by “a great cloud of witnesses,” people of faith who have awakened to God’s call to new life and hope. When one person (or one rooster) proclaims the light that shines in the darkness, others find the courage to do the same.
Brat: Like the game warden poaching the poachers? Read Tom Franklin (1998).
Revelation 18:15 The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn 16 and cry out:
“‘Woe! Woe to you, great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
Revelation 8:1 When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour.
Brat (14 Oct 18): Who will write me back? We are still hovering on the hover-board of the Great Silence of the Seventh Seal. And the Cloud of Witnesses still remain far off and evidently cannot lend a hand as they stay in their role.
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): Word and words
Yehudis Fishman: How can you liberate something by avoidance? Chassidic teachings explain that a negative mitzvah involves materials that contain sparks of holiness which may be even higher than those of a positive act. However, the inner force is so strong that to directly engage in than forbidden element, is to be drawn into a negative vortex where escape is impossible except through the dynamic of resistance.
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): Don’t get too wrapped up in these words. Receive the Word and leave the rest behind.
Brat (19 July 18): I post “Hometown” yesterday and the prophets come out with this word on Legion today? Yesterday afternoon I had to fight off the python spirit AGAIN! Knock it off! Now I have some idea as to why it showed up. If the secret THEY hovering in the Cloud of Witnesses weren’t watching my every move and keystroke there would be no idol! I say that with a sound mind, even as I know how insane it sounds.
Vince Amlin: Of course, the truth was that I could solve most problems in just a few keystrokes. And if a customer asked for the manager, she would listen understandingly to their story and send them back to me to do just that.
Christina Villa: Because of course the Lord is satisfied with me! It’s God’s job. To approve of me even if no one else does. I was raised to believe in a supremely tactful Lord. One who, if dissatisfied with me, would be discreet about it. Such a God is comforting to have around in the background, but easy to forget all about for long stretches of time—like a distant relative in a nursing home.
Michelle Holderman: “There are words being spoken out that are false; they intend to divide, deceive, and harm. These words are ultimately meant to throw the proverbial monkey wrench into My plan, but that shall not happen, says the Spirit of Truth. For I come to you this day to tell you I AM revealing truths in this hour no one would have ever thought would come to light.”
Kaji Douša: May our faith train us to recognize a Job who has the right to embittered complaint.
Yehudis Fishman: To me the risk they took is similar to the idea of a nisayon, a trial that is considered even more difficult than resisting a temptation to do something wrong, or resisting the inertia that prevents one from doing something good. The Tzemach Tzedek, the third rebbe of Chabad, elaborates on the nature of a nisayon, a trial. He refers to the verse in Deuteronomy, Parashat Re’eh which speaks about following after false prophets, practitioners of black magic, etc. If someone should ask, why are these folk allowed to have powers of the dark arts, the answer given is: ‘Because G d is TESTING you / menaseh, from the same root as nisayon / trial.
Brat: For the record, listening to God is not witchcraft. It is a gift. I think that how that gift is used determines God’s testing of us.
Apostle Doctor Christian Harfouche (in “Dancing” 04 Oct 18): I want to tell you that God is happy with you, not because you conjured up an ability on your own, but because having done all to stand, you stood. When it looked like there was no reason that you should stand, you stood. When it looked like there was no practical reason why you should be sure, you stood upon the Word of God because the Word of God said to stand.
Brat: [Grrrrrrrrrowl…] I did not “conjure up” my ability on my own! It is a gift from God Himself and the Holy Spirit and you know it! Listening is a gift! The Seven Churches were commended by Jesus to hear.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession is the ability to receive an immediate prayer request from God and pray about it in a divinely anointed utterance.
Pastor John Tolle: We’ve made Christianity about “It’s my personal faith.” But it’s about the family or team. God’s looking for us to be powerful for Him.
Mark 10:41 When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John.
Chana Weisberg: Malchut, the last Divine attribute that manifests itself in this world; it corresponds to the feminine, harmonious Shabbat. Unlike the six whose direction is outward, it represents the internal, inner mode.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “Did you hear a voice just now?” Reb Elimelech asked. “No,” said his companion. “Well,” thought the tzaddik, “since only I heard it, it is clear that I am the one who ought to go to Nikolsburg.”
Psalm 104:9 You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth.
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): Meanwhile, the “Word of God” has little to do with actual words. The Word is the power and presence of God to which the words of the Bible point. The Word is primary. The words are secondary.
Casting Crowns: I’m not strong enough, I can’t take anymore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
And my shipwrecked faith will never get me to shore
(You can lay it down, you can lay it down)
Can He find me here
Can He keep me from going under…?
James Goll: This inspired form of intercession is the urge to pray, given by the Holy Spirit, for a situation or circumstance about which you may have little natural knowledge. But you are praying the prayer request that is on the heart of God.
Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.
Brat: I’m now in my eleventh year in my car, parking, praying, and writing, but who’s counting? It is a love offering. It’s just that the cops seem to be the only ones who notice. Parking and praying is legally considered loitering.
Isaiah 53:8 By a perversion of justice He was taken away. Who could have imagined His future? For He was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people.
Brat: I know how You felt!
Yehudis Fishman: On Rosh Hashanah, the wording in the Torah refers to not just bringing an offering, but actually ‘making’ an offering- in other words, making oneself into an offering. The sages point out that not only is Rosh Hashanah the beginning of G d’s creation, but the beginning of one’s own renewal. I believe that the Torah readings of both the birth of Isaac on the first day, and the near sacrifice of Isaac on the second day, point to this concept of self-creation. The former refers to the addition of something new as is the focus in positive commandments. The latter relates to a painful trial of being asked to give up what is most precious, and resembles the ability to deal with an agonizing challenge in one’s life.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Inasmuch as the purpose of creation was to reveal Divinity in a realm innately not conducive to such a revelation, the Land of Israel had to parallel this dynamic.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.
Yehudis Fishman: What then is the gain of going through such a trial, even if the person is proven right in the short or long term? The Tzemach Tzedek explains that these trials contain the positive aspects of both types of commandments. One confronts these otherwise forbidden elements with such a powerful directness that the sparks are not only avoided, but released and integrated into oneself. I infer from this that the unique gain galvanizes or even creates an otherwise latent or dormant part of one’s own being.
1 Corinthians 13:3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm Journal: Still parked at Pleasant Valley Park. I was in the backseat reading my book (The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer) when I heard the geese honking. I had this inexplicable NEED to see them! The honking persisted. I feared I’d be too late to see my “babies.” I tossed the book down and scrambled out of the car, while reaching simultaneously for my glasses. I stood and anchored my feet on the asphalt while my eyes combed the skies. I could still hear them, but where were they? Then I saw them! There were about a dozen of them in the flock. They were now flying over the neighborhood houses on the other side of Ponderosa Road. I did a quick check-in with my guts. I was experiencing genuine JOY at seeing them. My guts did not register an uh-oh this time in warning that God was sending me the geese as encouragement, because man could not follow through. Just because Pastor John will not, doesn’t mean that everyone else will follow his charisma.
Kaji Douša: Prayer
When we treat a Job as if they deserve their lot, may we find you soon enough to know to repent. Amen.
For King and Country: If I sing but don’t have love
I waste my breath with every song
I bring an empty voice, a hollow noise
If I speak with a silver tongue
Convince a crowd but don’t have love
I leave a bitter taste with every word I say
Journal: Pastor John had us lay our own hands on our own heads to bless us with the mind of Christ.
Jo: …he is so comfortable being the boss, the overseer. He is content. I don’t bring him extra food I don’t have a real presence except to be nice, to be invisible, to his doctrine. So many woman live this way.
Brat: Yah, like little mystics sent to a Church where the leadership only knows love in terms of competition. Why else would there be Seven Churches?
Mark 10:42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Donna Schaper (13 Oct 18): I don’t see these things so well from my ivory tower. But I do see them.
Hebrews 5:2 He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness;
Madeline James: Over the past couples of nights I’ve had dreams about being in different places in the spirit realm. The first place was a mansion like house, full of apostolic church leaders in the Body of Christ. I was going to minister but kept getting interrupted because there was so much tension, accusations, competition, jealousy, and one of the leaders wanted to have it out with me.
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (in “Dancing” 04 Oct 18): On Passover night we ask, “Why is tonight different than every other night?” — just because we’re crunching on flat bread and dipping a veggie in salt water. On Simchat Torah, we’re hopping around in circles, dancing wildly with books — yet nobody asks a thing.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession is waiting before God in order to “hear” or receive God’s burden (God’s Word, His concern, warning, conditions, vision or promises), responding back to the Lord and then to the people with appropriate actions.
Yehudis Fishman: The Midrash continues: In the past when a man performed a good deed, the prophet recorded it, but nowadays, when a man performs a good deed, who records it? Elijah records it and the Messiah and the blessed Holy One endorses it. This is the meaning of the verse: ‘Then they who feared the L-rd spoke with one another and the L-rd listened and a book of remembrance was written before Him.’ (Malachi 3:16).
Mark 10:36 And He said to them, “What is it you want Me to do for you?”
Me: There are still so many of my hand-written journals that need to be transcribed, but I cannot (and will not) do that without sanctuary.
Israel 365: A Valuable Collection ✡ “Take A Census Of The Whole Israelite Community”
Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz (in “Dancing” 04 Oct 18): The original purpose of man’s creation was to have the body as perfect as the soul, the body being the “Sanctuary”, and the soul the “the inner Sanctuary”.
Brat: So, what you’re saying is that Jesus comes into our body Sanctuary to give us peace and calm the storms of our chaos, but my physical body can rot under the institution’s noses because I’m … what? … An inconvenient truth? … A pawn in the story? … A fly in the sanctified ointment? … A pest in the pew? But I already told them that’s what I am! I was honest about that! Even God stood up for my integrity! (Job 2:3) Is it because the institution’s soul, her “inner Sanctuary,” has had to CYA because she knew as she viewed that she had a torch she could see in ‘this little light of mine’ and did nothing as she let the Messiah in her own heart die on the cross as she watched the flame snuff out as she spied? It’s not like the flame went out in a little breeze. This was prolonged over years.
Luke 2:35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: So they went to Reb Shmelke, and asked him for pardon, promising to heed his words from then on, explaining that the visiting preacher had shown them that Reb Shmelke had been in the right.
Yehudis Fishman: These three had only the conviction of their deepest soul perspectives. Furthermore, since all three were leaders- Reuben was the first born of the brothers, Aaron was the prophetic authority, and Boaz was the head of the ruling court- with whom could they confer that might be on a higher level than themselves? Even G d did not give them a clear directive. It is often lonely at the top!
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Keeping Out of the Limelight
Breaking Israel News (15 Oct 18): Israel Supreme Court Judge Nearly Lynched on Samaria Road
James Goll: In prophetic intercession, the Spirit of God pleads the covenant promises made throughout history to be enacted in our day.
Maria (14 Oct 18): The intercessor’s reward is just as high as any religious leader engaging in prayer.
Yehudis Fishman: Back to the opening Midrash: If choices are made in a context of absolute clarity, not only is the question of reward and punishment obviated, but the splendor of moral growth, consciousness and grandeur is emptied of meaning. As the Talmud puts it, ‘Who is wise? One who sees what will be born.’ In other words, the process of determining consequences is not a result of ‘insider information,’ but rather of an inner appraisal and intuition involving both the mind and the heart.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession is not as much praying to God as it is praying with God. We let go of our agendas and we take the time to receive the desires that are in God’s heart. Thus, prophetic intercession (revelatory prayer) is praying with God!
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the LORD shall prosper.
Yehudis Fishman: Yet, there is another category where the test is so severe and painful, that a super ordinary power of resistance in necessary. I believe that the risk taken in by those in the opening Midrash is of such a category, where there is no clear external support system – human or divine-that will guide that decision. If the decision is wrong, the person may lose everything. But if it is right, it will benefit all eternity.
Ryan Stevenson: “Eye of the Storm” [https://youtu.be/ZB0ReTpA6Gg]
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Soon enough, the synagogue was filled with people who were eager to hear the guest preacher. In the course of his sermon, Reb Elimelech proved to them by all manner of ingenious hairsplitting that there were ways and means of voiding various prohibitions specified in the Torah. This kind of teaching was very much to their liking.
Yehudis Fishman: We, like Abraham, are asked to step into the unknown of a new year of our lives- to arrive at a place where G d will ‘show us’ ourselves. As we begin the Torah over again in these opening portions of Genesis, let us construct our lives in this coming year with the courage, insight, and integrity that the Ushpizin–the shepherds who were with us during Sukkot were known for. They are still with us in spirit, memory, and perhaps even more tangibly, as long as we remember that the book of Genesis is called, ‘Sefer HaYashar,’ the book of the straight ones.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession pleads for the maturity of the body of Christ—that the society of redeemed mankind would expand to the ends of the earth. It is the place where the priest and prophet unite, calling “for the earth [to] be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2:14).
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Revelation 3:1a “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. …
For King and Country: “Proof of Your Love” [https://youtu.be/b-2dKOfbC9c]
Pastor John Tolle: If you are doing what you are called to do, there’d be fruitfulness.
Brat: Now that so many of us are dead in Christ, who will be the Speaker for the Dead?
Isaiah 53:9 They made His grave with the wicked and His tomb with the rich, although He had done no violence, and there was no deceit in His mouth.
Anne Marie Molster & Amie Rogers: Many of you have walked through overwhelming trials for quite some time. In recent years you felt a shift occur where your circumstances seemed to change for the better, but you still haven’t seen the fruit from all the good that has transpired. In steadfast faith you have continued to live in God’s word and off of His promises over you.
Kaji Douša: Here is what I believe: his death was wrong, unnecessary, unjust.
Yehudis Fishman: This Midrash has always perplexed me: If these three would have acted even more compellingly if they had known how significant their responses were, both for their own soul benefit, and for the impact on the future, why was that knowledge withheld from them? And if it were better not to know, what is the point in informing future generations about their actions, as noteworthy as they were, still not being as great as they could have been?
Pastor John Tolle: God is looking for good fruit from your and my life.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Rebbe Elimelech of Lizensk was once walking along with another man, when he heard a heavenly voice proclaiming a spiritual reward in the World to Come for whoever would help to relieve Rebbe Shmelke of Nikolsburg from the bitter opposition of his antagonists.
Yehudis Fishman: So why does G d endow these dark forces with supernatural abilities? Because this is part of the test, to be able to discriminate between apparently subtle differences between good and evil. Thus we are taught that if Adam and Chava would have waited till Shabbat, they would have gained the clarity to make these distinctions. And what does this discrimination involve? An evaluation of the cost/benefits, not merely on a material plane, and not merely short term/long term, but in terms of what kind of ‘self’ are we creating with each choice we make.
Journal: Pastor John got a word of knowledge that someone in the congregation needed prayer for healing of depression. I didn’t feel depressed…until he said that and it planted a seed of doubt. We don’t have honesty, and that in itself can create depression.
Casting Crowns: Here and now
You can be honest
I won’t try to promise that someday it all works out
‘Cause this is the valley
And even now, He is breathing on your dry bones
And there will be dancing
Psalm 104:8 They rose up to the mountains, ran down to the valleys to the place that you appointed for them.
Kaji Douša: Job wanted to find God to offer his complaint. Over time, his prayer was granted.
Journal: There always seems to be a worm attached to his words of knowledge. I can’t explain it.
Job 38:2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Brat: Like the spies who were supposed to go back for Rahab?
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The merchant then asked: “How much do you need to ransom your captives?”
Rabbi Tuly Weisz (14 Oct 18): It’s been 30 days, Kathryn
Brat: You never wrote me back!
Isaiah 53:11 Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Maren C. Tirabassi (in “Seven Spirits of God” 13 Oct 18): Jacob ran, scared to death of his brother Esau who was … huge. Exhausted in the wilderness, he put his head on a rock and dreamed a legislature of angels. Jacob woke knowing God was in every scary place or runaway journey, but only because sleep gave the dreaming a chance. Joseph of Nazareth planned to send away his beloved Mary, because that’s how being hurt and angry works. Then he decided to sleep on it, and the rest was … well, Christmas! Jesus was taking a power nap in the boat between healings and teachings when a storm blew up. They had to shake him awake before he could say “peace, be still.” Only later he complained, “O you of little naps …”
Brat: Speaking of Esau, didn’t he have red hair? Maybe his daughter was here?
Anna Blake: Ghost
Her big sister won a contest, sharing breakfast
with minor horse celebrities, so this shy red-haired
girl with glasses came, too. I ask about her horse,
did she have a photo? Beaming, every pore of
her face fills with light. Her mom looks on her
phone as the girl explains that her horse was old
and came to be a companion only, but they ride,
and graze and sometimes jump, she says, proud
to have discovered a special treasure others had
missed. She passes me a photo of an Appaloosa
mare, head low with ancient eyes and a rusty roan
color, a horse that doesn’t draw attention, her
trot must wrestle with gravity, only lightened by
the weight of this red-haired girl. His ghost gives
me a nudge, black spots on a pink muzzle, “She’s
beautiful,” I say, “I’ve always loved Appaloosas.”
Wild Woman Sisterhood (in “Seven Spirits of God” 13 Oct 18”): Come with me to the water’s edge and look into your own radiant eyes. For it is there you shall see your blazing truth: You are too beautiful to be hidden. You are too powerful to stay small. You are so much more than the life that contains you.
Anne Marie Molster & Amie Rogers: You have survived the attack against you. The siege has ended! It is time to walk the vineyards and eat the fruit of your labor! Your faith has served you well and therefore the Lord will send down angels from His army in Heaven that will make this happen!
Yehudis Fishman: Reuben stood out in wanting to save Joseph, since the other brothers had perceived Joseph to be a rodef — a pursuer who strove to usurp their roles as Jacob’s successors. Aaron who had been the leader of the people for forty years, might have been seen by the entire nation of Israel as shirking his responsibilities by abdicating his role to his younger brother. And Boaz, though he was the leader of the Sanhedrin, the supreme court of Israel at the time, was bucking an age old assumption that both male and female Moabites were forbidden to marry into the congregation of Israel.
Hebrews 5:4 And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Arriving there, he asked Reb Shmelke for permission to preach in the synagogue in order to rebuke the congregation. Said Reb Shmelke: “What good can that do, when they never listen to any words of rebuke?” But his guest entreated him earnestly, so he finally gave his permission.
Yehudis Fishman: After mulling over this question, here is my current thinking: There are certain actions whose power lies in the certainty of conviction in the rightness of that choice. But as the certainty lessens, the faith or risk factor increases. All these three people took a risk, since not only weren’t they sure G d would approve, but in all three cases they were a minority opinion- even a sole voice- among dissenters who were not light weights, by any means.
Revelation 1: 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Brat: Beatrice did not accompany Dante into his hell, but waited for him to return.
Madeline James: As I thought about the two different places. I heard the Lord say, “I’m promoting those in this season that have withstood the testing, the accusations, the strife against you and you didn’t allow it get in your heart and turn against your brothers and sisters in Christ. You’ve stayed humble and pure. I’m promoting you and bringing you to the palace. There are unexpected phone calls and connections coming your way in this season of promotion.”
Brat: Excuse me, but I’ve heard that many, many times before. And the phone calls were always marketing ploys. And then the opposite shows up in the form of fundraising telethons. Meanwhile the gift of genuine relationship gets suppressed under the heel of power, prestige, and profit.
Psalm 91:13 You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
Yehudis Fishman: In Pirkei Avot we read that Abraham was tested with ten trials, ‘L’hodia-to make known the love of Abraham our father.’ ‘Make known’ is the operative phrase here. When the term ‘Da’at’ is employed, the sages tell us that this alludes to an intimate relationship, as in the sentence, ‘V’haAdam yada / And Adam knew his wife.’ Just as this kind of relationship leads to the birthing of a new being, so the trials mentioned in resisting the temptation of false prophecy and witchcraft, leads to an enhanced ‘knowing’ and connecting with the ways of authentic Divinity.
Psalm 104:4 you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.
Journal (in “ADHD” 16 Sept 18, which was a private journal): I did not ride the dolphin very long. I didn’t need to. Its purpose was just to show me the ADHD and spur questions to arise out of my own ashes. It can’t solve anything, any more than my posting “Multitudes” this morning will solve anything. But the dolphin dive in the spirit did cause me to pause and look at it. I’d never thought before of how ADHD triggers self-sabotage. I’d like to think that my persistence in my calling is breaking the Church’s ADHD. It’s a type of curse and several weeks ago I did pray and ask the Lord to take down the Beast and False Prophet.
Johnny Enlow (21 Sept 18): The goal of every new year must always be to seek how to agree with what God is presently doing. It is the area we most repeatedly miss God. Wrong timing and in the wrong measure is how we generally mess things up. Always be inquiring of God what is NEXT on His agenda and then how passionately to go for that. As long as we are more known for what we are against than what we are for, be assured we are doing something in either wrong timing or wrong measure, or both. God is executing a great day of deliverance on our behalf, but some of what He is coming to save us from is ourselves. Sometimes our greatest oppressors are not the evil, global elite, but Church-released, faulty concepts on God and on His narrative of the day. Sometimes our “Egyptians” are within us and we sabotage ourselves from our own breakthroughs by advancing rules and religion instead of love and relationship.
Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: As he finished his prayer, he saw a woman walking in the fields, and ran over to her and immediately began to bless her. Seeing that the poor woman was taken aback, he tried to put her at ease. “Be not afraid, my good woman,” he said, “I am not a malevolent being.” Having reassured her, the tzaddik blessed her again, and she went on her way.
Amy Shamp (12 Oct 18): “What is Written on Your Destiny Scroll?”
Mark 10:38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Many years passed. One day, Reb Elimelech and his brother Rebbe Zusya of Anipoli decided to travel about in order to collect money for the ransom of Jewish captives. Hearing that in a certain city there was a very generous magnate, they set out to visit him. His servants offered them a golden coin, which they declined. It was explained that for greater sums, they would have to ask the master directly. The guests were admitted to the room of the merchant, but no sooner did his wife set eyes upon Reb Elimelech than she took fright and fainted. The household was in turmoil.
Chabad.org: G-d’s bank account
Elijah List (3 Oct 18): Amazon To “Set Fire” To Bitcoin?
Pastor John Tolle (30 Sept 18): I don’t want to mess up John’s retirement portfolio.
Brett Young: “Mercy” [https://youtu.be/snmbYH_LLjQ]
Rabbi YY Jacobson (12 Oct 18): This approach of Noah holds true in many of our own lives as well. People who have experienced a “flood,” in one form or another, people who have felt the turmoil and pain of life, often feel that the only way to build a new life for themselves is by adopting the perspective and the attitude of the raven. They develop a rough shell, a dense crust, an aggressive disposition. They become tough, strong, and stern. Sometimes they become cynical and suspicious and their hearts shut down. They devour, as they are scared to embrace.
Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Can we blame them? No. They are afraid to be abused again. They can’t endure the pain twice.
Brat (in “Re: A Personal Request” on Yom Kippur 18 Sept 18): I so bless your ministry! You have helped mold me and shape me. I am grateful to you. I wish there were a way to convey to you how much it does not nurture our relationship to be told how much I help your ministry and grow your numbers and the only time I get a letter is when you ask for a monetary donation. Honestly, I have no silver or gold, no bucks or bitcoin. When the giant angel gave me the scroll to eat (Eze 3:3, Rev 10:9), I ate up the Living Word and Jesus in His fullness. That also means I have nothing physical left but the scroll of the journey. I have no money for Babylon (or anyone else.) How can I be a precious friend to you and serve as a divine ambassador for light, hope and promise? I had believed your words as integral. If it is my feedback, support, friendship, love, receptivity, and partnership that allows your entire team to continue inspiring our generation, unlocking minds, nurturing hearts, and igniting souls, and you can’t thank me enough for all of my help and feedback, then please make it personal. A form letter is not personal, no matter how much you put “Personal” in the email subject heading. It is no different than religion. If God is not personal, then we just go through the motions. Will the people in my orbit ever move past the imaginary line we have between us? If what I have shared did not touch you personally, then I am a fool, I apologize for offenses, and I will take my broken heart back to God for repairs and try to move forward with my love bleeding for the Jewish people.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (20 Sept 18): thanks so so much for your words. May G-d bless you and all of us, to serve Him with sincerity.
thanks
Josh Even-Chen Ezra 9:5 And at the evening offering I arose up from my fasting, even with my garment and my mantle rent; and I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God
Hebrews 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;
James Goll: In other words, prophetic intercession is the ability to receive a prayer request from God and pray it back to Him. God’s hand comes on you, and He imparts His burden to you.
Donné Clement Petruska: A Highly Unusual Prophetic Moment
1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Donné Clement Petruska: He saw the year 2027 and heard things he struggled to describe. After going through this incredible encounter, live on the broadcast, he managed to compose himself and went on to do an incredible teaching.
Yehudis Fishman: This is not a matter of seeing directly into the future; in fact, perhaps this is why the idea of G d testing the people is written in the context of soothsaying; one goes to a ‘fortune teller’ to be sure of one’s future. There are many nuances to the prohibition but even if the consultation or information came about in a manner that was not prohibited by Torah, it would be discouraged, some sages say, because it is etching permanence into an area which, like quantum reality, should be left open-ended. Otherwise, it could literally be a self-fulfilling prophecy instead of an unfolding from a realm beyond time and space that will bring about a consequence way more beneficial to the individual soul and the world than a mapped-out protocol.
Brat (in “The Arc Spoke” 8 Oct 18): With all due respect, how am I supposed to do that when there’s an enforced protocol not to write me back?
Shawn Conaway (30 Sept 18): Our battle is here and now where we learn to use the weapons of prayer and faith to enforce Christ’s victory. If we don’t He’ll wait. We are here to enforce it on earth. It is not Satan but the Church that holds the power of life and death.
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): Even those with a very high view of scripture tend not to claim that God dictated the Bible word-by-word. Rather, the Spirit moved writers to express what God intended through the particular background and perspective of each writer. Therefore, the Bible is not the words of God.
For King and Country: If I give
To a needy soul but don’t have love then who is poor?
It seems all the poverty is found in me
Revelation 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Kaji Douša: Let the Spirit of the Lord Rise
Brat (in “Seven Spirits of God” 13 Oct 18): Could the horns also mean trumpets? I’ve never thought of that before. The Silence is crushing. I give to You my inner dragon.
Wild Woman Sisterhood: Tiptoe carefully into the darkest shadows of yourself to behold the savage dragons and the tender little girl they protect. See every muddy, bloody, wild part of yourself, and embrace it all.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He did not open his mouth.
Kaji Douša: May we never wield the knife that blames a victim for their deep misfortune.
Hebrews 5:3 and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people.
Casting Crowns: “O My Soul” [https://youtu.be/DjNZf878ISQ]
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: At the end, he announced that he would preach again the next day, and almost all the townsfolk flocked to hear him. He ascended the pulpit, and proved to them—this time with valid reasoning—that not only was what he had taught them the previous day not correct, but that in truth it was forbidden to transgress not only those prohibitions explicitly set out in the Torah, but also the slightest prohibition ordained by the sages.
Israel 365: Hebrew ✡ “I Will Make The Peoples Pure Of Speech
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): Prayer
Holy Word, even though you are beyond description, thanks for so many good words pointing the way.
Jeremy Camp: “The Way” [https://youtu.be/9q6o4sbndVE]
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: His heartfelt words aroused a feeling of repentance in the hearts of all his listeners. They wept, regretfully, and said to each other, “He’s telling us exactly what our rabbi had been telling us all along, but we didn’t want to take notice. We really ought to go to Reb Shmelke’s house and ask for his forgiveness!”
Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the punishment that made us whole, and by His bruises we are healed.
James Goll: Prophetic intercession is not as much praying to God as it is praying with God!
Journal: What amazed me about the flock of geese this time was that they rearranged themselves mid-flight. They were NOT in a V-formation. They put themselves in a horizontal line, wingtip-to-wingtip. It’s like they were making themselves a force to be reckoned with. There was a unifying strength among them. And not just the lead goose was doing the encouraging, but it came from several voices.
Breaking Israel News (15 Oct 18): Rabbi Yehuda Glick Channels King David in Celebration of Life and God’s Temple
For King and Country: When it’s all said and done
When we sing our final song
Only love remains
Only love remains
Hebrews 5:6 as he says also in another place, “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Mark 2: 26 In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
James Goll: Oh my! What a difference! Your God-inspired, God-directed intercession is powerful and effective.
Journal: I wondered what God was showing me. Was He showing me that others would be coming alongside me? Was He showing me that others have had enough of these games?
Jo: I am less and less invested in our closeness all the time. There is no closeness, what am I talking about? So why do I have to go to church?
Casting Crowns: Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
Hebrews 5:7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
Matthew Laney (12 Oct 18): That’s why, when the Gospel of John talks about Jesus as “the Word made flesh,” we don’t imagine a word sprouting arms and legs. Instead, we embrace the mystery of divine power and presence, the Word, wrapped in human flesh.
James Goll: Father, in the mighty name of the Son of God, I ask that You bring my heart into union with Yours so that it can bear with the burdens and desires that are in Your heart. Give me both an increase of the Spirit of revelation and the supernatural authority to stand in the gap in the name of Jesus. I want to pray Your prophetic promises into being. Amen.
Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
Brat (in “Seven Spirits of God” 13 Oct 18): Lord! Stop! We’ve already been through the seven trumpets! This must stop!
Yehudis Fishman: Some say the bent shape of the shofar is meant to reverse the bent areas and detours that had us stray from the path of straightness during the past year or years. But it is never too late to return. The GPS- G d’s Personal Supervision is only as far away as the Pnimiyut HaLev- the deepest core of our heart.
Journal (14 Oct 18): Was He showing me that the trumpet of His royal geese were sounding the trumpet that would raise the dead to come alive in Him?
Revelation 11:15 [ The Seventh Trumpet ] The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.”
Journal: Wasn’t it Paul that also said this would happen?
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel [Michael [!] in “Named” 11 Oct 18] and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
For King and Country: So let my life be the proof,
The proof of your love
Let my love look like You and what You’re made of
How You lived, how You died
Love is sacrifice
So let my life be the proof,
The proof of Your love
Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:06 am Journal: The Santa Ana winds started up last night. I heard the howling noise and looked at the clock by my bed. It said 2:54 am. Now I have a meteorological reason as to why the geese were in a battle formation making themselves a force to be reckoned with. They knew the Devil Winds were coming.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
Kaji Douša: Job was surrounded by “friends” who claimed that he must have done something to deserve his calamity. But the Bible is crystal-clear: he did not deserve this.
Casting Crowns: Oh, my soul
Oh, how you worry
Oh, how you’re weary, from fearing you lost control
This was the one thing, you didn’t see coming
And no one would blame you, though
If you cried in private
If you tried to hide it away, so no one knows
No one will see, if you stop believing
Journal: This doesn’t feel like naïve fantasy. I keep asking and checking my guts and wisdom center and there is strength there. There is strength in my relationship with Jesus. There is strength in my trusting Him. There is strength in knowing in my deep knowing. He won’t show up like a Jack-in-the-Box. He’s inside of us and we reflect Him.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”
Verse of the Day (15 Oct 18): “How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears. ~ 2 Samuel 7:22 NIV
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: As for Reb Elimelech, he took his leave of Reb Shmelke and went on his way. A little way out of Nikolsburg, he was addressed by a voice from heaven: “Because you helped Reb Shmelke, whomever you will bless during the next twenty-four hours will be blessed.”
Madeline James: The second dream I was at this huge white mansion that had a huge stairway walking up to it. The grounds around it were endless. In this mansion there were a different set of current apostolic church leaders. Inside and outside there were different trainings and activities going on. Inside there were an abundance of food, drink, etc. And the atmosphere was one of peace no strife. Everyone truly loved and embraced one another, there was no spirit of competition or jealousy. In the dream I also received a phone call from a known leader in the Body that was a kingdom connection for this season.
Casting Crowns: There will be beauty where beauty was ash and stone
This much I know
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: When she came to, she told her husband: “Do you know who that is? It is Elijah the Prophet, who blessed me many years ago. Now he has returned; it must be to take back all the wealth that he gave us!”
Mark 10:43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant
Yehudis Fishman: In the past when a person performed a good deed, the prophet recorded it; nowadays, when a good deed is performed, Elijah records it and the Messiah and the blessed Holy One endorse it. Why does G d endow these dark forces with supernatural abilities?
Casting Crowns: Oh, my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear has to face the God you know
One more day, He will make a way
Let Him show you how, you can lay this down
‘Cause you’re not alone
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “Do not fear,” said Reb Elimelech. “I am not Elijah, and I have not come to take away your wealth. I am just an ordinary Jew, except that it was G d’s will that my blessing that day was fulfilled.”
Hebrews 5:1 Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
Lara Oshon: I Will Sing [https://youtu.be/cndIemvNMJc]
“I will sing you home…”

Seven Spirits of God 13 Oct 18

14 Oct

Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018
[5 pages]
The Seven Contrary Virtues
Saturday, August 14, 2010 from my manuscript Anchored In Christ.
(“Contrary” in the sense of contrasted by the seven deadly sins)
“The Contrary Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (“Battle for the Soul”), an epic poem written by Prudentius (c. 410). Practicing these virtues is alleged to protect one against temptation toward the Seven Deadly Sins: humility against pride, kindness against envy, abstinence against gluttony, chastity against lust, patience against anger [rage], liberality against greed, and diligence against sloth.”
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Candice Smithyman: “Idle-wood”: Calling the Dead Things Forth
Seven Spirits of God
Revelation 3:1a “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. …
Maren C. Tirabassi: Naps of the Bible
Brat [with a contrite heart]: My priestly friend, if I may be so bold as to say that King David’s downfall came as a result of viewing Bathsheba as she was bathing. We don’t want to be sexualized, as a toy for the institution’s pleasure, so she can “get off” on the sport of the religion of her own making at our expense.
Bert Montgomery: A woman stands alone in front of an intimidating group of men reeking of smugness. They possess complete power over her life…and, her death. Was the male sexual offender there among them? We don’t know. He was not to be held accountable. What we do know is that the panel of men gathered have no interest in hearing her side of the story. The “burden of proof” is not upon them to justify their treatment of, and obvious disdain for, her.
Matthew 12:45 Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”
Bert Montgomery: This week has been a reminder that the problem of abuse of power, privilege, and sex is so much deeper and far, far greater than one Supreme Court nominee. Perhaps it is time we stop referring to the story in John’s Gospel as “the woman caught in adultery” and call it “Jesus breaks up the ‘boys-will-be-boys’ club” instead.
Candice Smithyman: In both dreams, I heard the Lord say the word, “Idle-wood.” (I’m assuming the Lord meant this expression to be like the name of a town; e.g., “Hollywood”.) I was surprised by this word, being heard two days in a row and in both dreams. In the dreams there were dead people who were birthing babies, or there was old property that had been just sitting there, idle, and now it was being made new; newly decorated and occupied by people I’ve been in relationships with in the past, but not currently.
Revelation 3:1b …I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
Candice Smithyman: If you remember, in the month of Tishrei we were called to come before the Lord and celebrate His feasts—the Feast of Trumpets, for His new year, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles—with fasting, feasting, and giving. This was a time of consecration and purification for the blessings coming. So when I received these two dreams for two days in a row, I was not surprised that God wanted to do something amazing in Cheshvan.
Brat (in “Divine Civility” 13 Oct 18): Divine Civility. Hmmm…what does it mean? All I asked for was for the Great THEM cowering behind the walls of the Institution, which they deny they are a part of, to write me back. D.C.? Duplicate Copies? Desolate Caliphate? Did they think this was a political chess move? We can’t just talk about it?? Oh, silly me, it’s the code of silence…
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Don’t Allow Cynicism to Replace Love
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is emphasized in the name of the portion, Noach, from the word menucha or “rest”. The highest level of “rest” comes after a person has invested the maximum, then steps back from his or her efforts and experiences the satisfaction of what they have accomplished. Rest and satisfaction for us in the physical world, and rest and satisfaction for G-d as our Creator in the higher spiritual worlds. Every day of this week is important, in particular, this Shabbat.
Maren C. Tirabassi: “So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work of creation.” – Genesis 2:3
Revelation 3:2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.
Brat (in “The Arc Spoke” 8 Oct 18): With all due respect, how am I supposed to do that when there’s an enforced protocol not to write me back?
Shawn Conaway (30 Sept 18): Our battle is here and now where we learn to use the weapons of prayer and faith to enforce Christ’s victory. If we don’t He’ll wait. We are here to enforce it on earth. It is not Satan but the Church that holds the power of life and death.
Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. …
Wild Woman Sisterhood: Take my hand, sweet sister. You are not alone on this dark night.
Maren C. Tirabassi: Prayer
God, who takes us from being left in the dust to ribs of companionship in one deep sleep, we thank you for always being there when we lie down and when we rise up.
Christine Vales (in “Named” 11 Oct 18): Scripture tells us, “For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah” (Matt. 24:37). So do all these things mean that Jesus is definitely coming back sometime in the future in the month of Cheshvan? The previous verse tells us the answer, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone” (Matt. 24:36). No one knows but the Father Himself, yet as Believers, we can know the season and are commanded to be sober and awake, ready for His return at anytime (1 Thess. 5:1-9).
Revelation 8: 2And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.
Brat: Lord! Stop! We’ve already been through the seven trumpets! This must stop!
Helen Cobanov: Suddenly I found myself standing next to the Lord, and He said, “In the seasons of the past I have not abandoned you My Bride, nor have I left you buried and hidden, but I have grounded you deeper in Me. I have carefully planted My Bride where she must be. The roots of the seed I planted have been taking hold, yielding My Bride to the very ground I have prepared in advance for Her. But now it’s springtime and your season is about to burst forth, as the seeds I have planted in you break through the ground to rise and grow in the place I have planted you.”
Candice Smithyman: “…bring forth the harvest with His words by calling those things which are not, as though they were.”
Revelation 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Brat: Could the horns also mean trumpets? I’ve never thought of that before. The Silence is crushing. I give to You my inner dragon.
Wild Woman Sisterhood: Tiptoe carefully into the darkest shadows of yourself to behold the savage dragons and the tender little girl they protect. See every muddy, bloody, wild part of yourself, and embrace it all.
Candice Smithyman: One word of warning as you endeavor to step out in your faith and declare and decree these promises of the past: The enemy wants you to doubt and not believe. He has set up a garrison against you, but be of good cheer, as this means your promotion is for real. Anytime the enemy chooses to stand up against you, the word on the inside of you has become a challenge to him, and you can be sure that what is on the inside of you will come to pass. Keep on declaring!
Maren C. Tirabassi: Long ago and this week, the chance to actually experience a dream of hope, the pause that shifts an emotion-driven decision, the renewal of strength and faith to face any storm—they all come from sleep. Sleep gives energy, focus, creativity. Sleep weaves the frayed memory, improves the unreliable temper, and always makes working with the ragtag, clueless, practically disciple-esque folks in our resistance possible.
Luke 8:2 and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
Maren C. Tirabassi: Jacob ran, scared to death of his brother Esau who was … huge. Exhausted in the wilderness, he put his head on a rock and dreamed a legislature of angels. Jacob woke knowing God was in every scary place or runaway journey, but only because sleep gave the dreaming a chance. Joseph of Nazareth planned to send away his beloved Mary, because that’s how being hurt and angry works. Then he decided to sleep on it, and the rest was … well, Christmas! Jesus was taking a power nap in the boat between healings and teachings when a storm blew up. They had to shake him awake before he could say “peace, be still.” Only later he complained, “O you of little naps …”
Helen Cobanov: Then I heard the words: “It’s time to spring-clean My house. I am going from room to room to clean and prepare My Bride, so she will not be held back in bearing the fruit and the fullness of all I have for her.” Then I saw the Lord go from plant to plant. An army of angels were assigned to each one as the Lord went to work cleaning. There was weeding and pruning and cutting taking place. Plants that had been restricted and covered in darkness, as these weeds covered them and constricted them, were being cleaned out and brought into full light.
Revelation 1:4 [ Greetings and Doxology ] John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,
Wild Woman Sisterhood: Travel to all the forgotten places. Dance naked beneath the shining starlight of your intuition. Rediscover the ancient mysteries drawn on the walls of your womb and the wisdom of the ever-changing scarlet tides of your blood. Step boldly into the long-suppressed fires of sacred anger, allowing yourself to be engulfed and transformed by the raging flames.
Revelation 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.
Maren C. Tirabassi: And that’s not mentioning Nebuchadnezzar’s nightmare of conscience, Jonah’s snooze below decks before taking responsibility for his actions, the warning to the magi that there is always another way home, or the raising of Eutychus, the teenager who fell out the window reminding us that long sermons can be a form of melatonin.
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God,
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The raven has a long-standing negative reputation. Because of its black plumage, croaking call, and diet of carrion, the raven has long been considered an unkind bird. Psalm (ch. 147) describes G-d’s mercy in feeding all creatures, even “the raven’s children who call out.” Why are the raven’s children singled out? Because ravens do not care for their young as do other birds (Midrash Tanchuma Eikev 3), which is one of the reasons that the raven is singled out as a non-kosher bird ( ).
Wild Woman Sisterhood: With a free heart, watch the land come alive again. First wild flowers will burst forth, and then whole jungles full of rainbow-feathered birds and roaring beasts. Do not be afraid, darling one. They are all here for you.
Revelation 1: 17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
Unspoken: Miracle [https://youtu.be/8yrV9kRr888]
Candice Smithyman: Instead of losing heart and wondering if something will come alive, begin to actively take control of the situation and “call into being things that were not.” God created the universe with the creative, miracle-working power of His Word and He is asking us to do the same, even today.
Revelation 1: 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Brat: Beatrice did not accompany Dante into his hell, but waited for him to return.
Helen Cobanov: I could see repairs taking place around some plants where foxes had gotten in. I could see damage to plants that had been attacked in the field, and Jesus was healing them, mending them and restoring them. I could see dirt and dust covering some and I could see an incredible, thorough cleaning taking place over every leaf. Not one leaf was left unturned! This thorough clean continued until every leaf, every branch, every stem was spotless. Then the plants started to grow again, branches spread wider and fruit started to multiply. I could see a fire burning in the distance as the dead branches, weeds, vermin and dirt were thrown into the fire.
Wild Woman Sisterhood: Come with me to the water’s edge and look into your own radiant eyes. For it is there you shall see your blazing truth: You are too beautiful to be hidden. You are too powerful to stay small. You are so much more than the life that contains you.

Divine Civility 13 Oct 18

13 Oct

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Brat: Divine Civility. Hmmm…what does it mean? All I asked for was for the Great THEM cowering behind the walls of the Institution, which they deny they are a part of, to write me back. D.C.? Duplicate Copies? Desolate Caliphate? Did they think this was a political chess move? We can’t just talk about it?? Oh, silly me, it’s the code of silence…
Bill Yount: Many years ago I saw the initials of the city of “D.C.” lighting up, standing as an abbreviation for “DEAR CHILDREN”! The Lord spoke, “Children will be used as a powerful weapon to help take this city. A child shall lead them to overtake it!” I didn’t know then how children would be used until the Lord reminded me today. I believe this is the time for whole families, which includes our children and grandchildren, to rise up in prayer. Again, do not put a limit on their age. I wonder if even babies in the womb are crying out for our nation at this time?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Sure, many children of survivors suffered (and suffer till today) from the paralyzing silence that pervaded their homes. But we can all testify that most of our parents and grandparents did they best they can to protect and nurture their loved ones and give them an opportunity to celebrate life. Will we, the recipients of that courageous choice, ever be able to thank them adequately?
Angie Stolba: I see Heaven’s gavel coming down, as the Lord is declaring swift justice on your behalf for all that the enemy has stolen! The King is ruling in your favor! For when the thief is caught he must repay sevenfold (Proverbs 6:31).
Anna Blake: Dismount. Do it before you want to, before your horse is spent. Leave him hungry for more praise, hungry for this kind of movement that leaves him feeling strong in his body, confident in his mind. It’s time to stop when your horse doesn’t want to stop any more than you do.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is emphasized in the name of the portion, Noach, from the word menucha or “rest”. The highest level of “rest” comes after a person has invested the maximum, then steps back from his or her efforts and experiences the satisfaction of what they have accomplished. Rest and satisfaction for us in the physical world, and rest and satisfaction for G-d as our Creator in the higher spiritual worlds. Every day of this week is important, in particular, this Shabbat.
Anna Blake: Once the horse is warmed up, about twenty minutes, and he’s feeling strong and confident, we begin to ask for light forward transitions. We’re still on a long rein because we want that sweet feeling of freedom to his gait. It goes against our nature, but a soft poll is crucial to any work to come. We keep our expectations low so we get to reward him frequently. We get to happily say, “Good boy!” all the time and mean it.
The Afters: “Well Done” [https://youtu.be/X29hPMgKUyM]
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Only if we, the second, third and fourth generations, continue being guided by the dove, giving love, confidence and hope to the people around us .
Wild Woman Sisterhood
Take my hand, sweet sister. You are not alone on this dark night.
I know this life has brought you to your knees. I see the shadows of doubt and fear etched on your precious face. I see your strong shoulders bowing under the weight of the whole world’s pain. I see the dried blood on your soft hands from clawing your way out of all places you did not belong.
It is time to rise.
Come with me to the water’s edge and look into your own radiant eyes. For it is there you shall see your blazing truth: You are too beautiful to be hidden. You are too powerful to stay small. You are so much more than the life that contains you.
Set down your sword, sister. You are a warrior, but your power does not lie in weapons. Your true strength lies in the mysteries hidden beneath your sumptuous skin. It swells in your shining moon-belly, cascades over the mountains of your honeyed hips, and pulsates through your thunderstorm-heart.
Let us journey through the desolate lowlands of sorrow to the epic wall you built around that heart so long ago. See the wall now covered in the moss of sadness and the vine of regret. Allow yourself to take it down brick by brick with trembling hands.
Let your sacred tears cascade like a waterfall upon all the wounds that your own sword has inflicted. Listen as your heart beats stronger and more insistent with every tear drop, in perfect time with the rhythm of life: Love. Love. Love.
With a free heart, watch the land come alive again. First wild flowers will burst forth, and then whole jungles full of rainbow-feathered birds and roaring beasts. Do not be afraid, darling one. They are all here for you.
Travel to all the forgotten places. Dance naked beneath the shining starlight of your intuition. Rediscover the ancient mysteries drawn on the walls of your womb and the wisdom of the ever-changing scarlet tides of your blood. Step boldly into the long-suppressed fires of sacred anger, allowing yourself to be engulfed and transformed by the raging flames.
Tiptoe carefully into the darkest shadows of yourself to behold the savage dragons and the tender little girl they protect. See every muddy, bloody, wild part of yourself, and embrace it all.
Brat: https://truthinus.wordpress.com/2018/10/12/named-11-oct-18/